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16 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Grover Shegrud ('56), Tom Verellen ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Carol Converse ('64) Dennis Hammer ('64), Dave Miller ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie Gilstrap ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud ('56) Re: Don Sorensen's (NAB) Picture #88 I don't recognize any of these folks, though I should if it weren't for my more mature memory. But #88 caused my mind to come up with some questions. What is the significance of the number 47 on the caps? What is the boy on the far left thinking? And where did the boy headed dog on the far right come from? I don't remember him in Richland. I do enjoy Don's pictures though, I'm not good at spotting friends in them. I especially like checking out the science apparatus in the plant pictures. Someone asked me the other day what my dad's job at Hanford was. I said he was a chemicals operator. My friend said what's that and I had to say I don't know... it was secret. That is the way I remember life in Richland. -Grover Shegrud ('56) ~ In sunny shiny Lynnwood, Bothell, Martha Lake, Mill Creek, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Finally January is gone. I was beginning to think they would never leave. -Tom Verellen ('60) ~ from sunny still cool near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I am so happy to be able to get back on my computer, as we have just had our power hooked back up this afternoon after 4 days and nights without it... Wow, what a blessing electricity is... I never realized it until I didn't have it for so long. Sleeping under lots of blankets really isn't bad, but having to get up in 47 and colder just isn't my cup of tea. Nor did I like having the light go out at 5:30 max... I tried writing by candlelight one night, but it just isn't really me either... Our phones, both land and cell were messed up for most of the time. And we are so fortunate, as we still know plenty of people who are still without power and lights... many families and friends banded together, and we even had a Red Cross shelter in one of our little towns... we are so happy that it is suppose to be above freezing for maybe the next 2 days, and we're really hoping we don't get another serious ice storm for a long time... the trees were beautiful,until all their branches started breaking... I fed the birds from pie tins in the yard, as they were searching... We will have church tomorrow in both of our churches, as we were able to get the ice off the steps in both places... and many people we know were able to get ambulance assistance when they needed it... it was a fun experiment in living like they did in the pioneer times for the first day or so, after that it confirmed what I always knew, that I was born in the right century. I'd have never made it on a wagon train... We are looking forward to celebrating Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday on February l2th, as Spencer County, IN (where we live now, is where he grew up.) We will be laying a wreath on his mother's grave on that day, as she is buried about 20 miles from where I live now... I've missed so many birthdays on line, I don't know if I'll ever catch up... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where the river didn't freeze, but almost everything else did... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Maren ('64) I enjoyed reading all about how the Sandstorm got started in yesterday's Sandstorm. I remember exactly where and what I was doing when I first got that email from Gary Behymer ('64). I was really excited to join in the fun, although I don't write in all that much like a few do. I was curious on the people that were the first to start. You said there were about 5 or 6 from our class. I came up with a totally different website so couldn't access. Still curious. I think Kathy Hoff ('64) was one of the first ones as well. Do you remember? -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Carol, If memory serves, I think Kathy Hoff "found" us in 1999 some time... early, for sure, but not "one of the 1st". -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Beverly Wetherald ('63-RIP) I did not know Bev Wetherald ('63-RIP) until my first year at CBC. We had some of the same activities and since she lived in the 1000 block of McPherson and I lived in the 1400 I provided transportation quite often. I think the last time I saw her was when I ran into her at the carnival for the Water Follies summer of 1965. I offered to buy her something to drink so we went to a booth and ordered two large 7ups. The guy waiting on us turned around and yelled "Two 7ups. . . big ones." They set down on the counter two green 7up paper cups not much bigger than a shot glass. Each one had a big chunk of ice which took up most of the space inside the "shot glass" and stuck way up out of the top. There was a little 7up around the ice chunk. She turned around to me and said, "I sure am glad we ordered the 'big ones.'" She did not go back to CBC and seemed to just disappear. I always wondered what happened to her. Re: the Sandstorm I found and registered there, which resulted in an email from Gary Behymer ('64) then a "WELCOME '64 Dennis Hammer" email from Maren dated 8/18/1999 11:57 PM (I gotta clean out my mailbox one of these days.) I found Bev's name in black in the '63 roster but still did not know how she had died. I don't think the date was included then, but if it was, it did not register with me. I know I have seen a list of the victims of the Mt. St. Helens eruption and probably have it in souvenir booklets I have in storage, but I probably didn't pay much attention thinking there couldn't be anyone I know there. As near as I can tell my first post the Alumni Sandstorm was in April 2001. It was still a couple more years until I was looking for something in an old issue of the Alumni Sandstorm that I ran across an entry that told me what had happened to her. The other two places I lived before moving to Richland have nothing, for Athena, and almost nothing for Milton-Freewater. The last year we lived in Milton-Freewater I was a Freshman and one of the Seniors was a Cambodian exchange student. I didn't really know him, but I did talk to him a couple of times. I have always wondered it he survived the "Killing Fields" and from time-to-time do go on the Internet to try to find out, but so far have found nothing. Re: Kyle Lograsso five-year-old golf prodigy I don't know, or even care, much about golf, but I find this amazing. Part I Part II -Dennis Hammer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Miller ('67) Hi Maren; I thought I first tried to see if anything was there for Columbia High in late 1995 after we got our first computer. There was nothing, then in early 1996 I tried again and you or Gary sent a massage back saying "We are here, what year did you graduate?" and the rest is history. Thanks for the years of running this site. Do I owe any yearly fees? I have been out of work for a year but I can easily afford the $25 or whatever it is now. Thanks again. -Dave Miller ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dave, Folks who get the Sandstorm in their inbox every day can expect an email a month or so before their "due date". If you didn't get an email "reminder", then assume you're not due yet. I first got online in December of 1996. Read about that here: I probably received the first email from Gary Behymer ('64) that month! Do tell, Gary, WHEN did you first begin your earnest search? -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/2009 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Tony Tellier ('57), "Pappy" Swan ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Tom Verellen ('60) Gary Behymer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Ray Stein ('64), Patty de la Bretonne ('65) Pam Ehinger ('67), Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Eckert ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len Rediske ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia Berland ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony Tellier ('57) Re: Gallery: Historic Richland photos -Tony Tellier ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Pick-a-Pup, or could be, Chapter I in the "Book of Bella, according to Pappy" "Ma Belle Amie, you were a child of the sun, And the sky and the deep blue sea ... You were the answer of all my questions, Before we're through, I want to tell you that I adore you, and always do ... Let the birds sing ... Let the bells ring..." Words from the popular song of some years past, written by Tony Tetteroo and performed by "Tee Set" described my elation at finding a new Yellow Lab pup ... that I had yet to see! But, I was already smitten with this mystery pup, because I have never met a new puppy that I did not like! A new pup brings such rejuvenation to an old guy! I read that, loosely translated, "Ma Belle Amie" (in French) means "my beautiful friend" or literally, "my nice friend" and I really need a new nice four- legged friend now. I cherish my memories of the beginnings of every relationship that I have had with each of my dogs. That period for me is such an overwhelming event. I glow ... each time, with a brand new little puppy, as I develop that initial and mutual bonding between puppy and Pappy. My new Yellow Labrador puppy is one of ten, ... six yellow females, 1 black female, and three yellow males, born on January 9, 2009 (well, the last born, the black female, came a day later). One of the yellow girls will be my choice. I learned of the breeder (located in Sunnyside, WA) through my Vet's office. I called the number, and now the rest is becoming a part of the history of Pappy's Puppy Procurement Program (Pappy's PPP). I will name my new pup, "Bella" as in, "Ma Belle Amie!," "Sera Bella," or "Bella Donna." "Bella" (probably "Belle" for a short, sharp pronunciation in the field) falls in line with my preference for short sharp names for dogs to hear and respond too, unlike a guy I once knew who named his dog something like, "Cedric The Great" ... Well understandably, that's a story I would rather forget (of both man and dog). These pups are from AKC papered linage, but the parents are not registered. Thus, the price is an agreeable $200 vs. $400-600, and up to $1,000 or more for "papered pups." There are many good reasons and benefits in purchasing pups from registered stock. However, since I have no interest in breeding or showing my dog and will have her spayed at the appropriate time, registration is not a factor for me, and besides ... I like the price. So, why a female hunting dog? Well, I have lived with three Yellow Labrador Retrievers over the past thirty-some years (one at a time). The first two, "Buff" and "Gunner" ("Guns" for short) were big males, both good friends and waterfowl hunting dogs, yet neither was ever enthused about entering the heavy brush to "root out" stubborn upland birds or retrieve the ones that fell into the brambles. However, "Darby," my third yellow lab, was hands down, the best hunter of the three. She did it all! I loved them each, and they were best friends of mine, throughout significant portions of my life. However, Darby, from the time she was but a young pup, "hit" the brush without question in pursuit of her job of flushing upland birds and she would search with unwavering determination until she found a downed rooster or quail. She usually emerged from briars and thorns, cut and bleeding, with bird in mouth. And, she was an efficient retriever of waterfowl and ... she was my second shadow. Consequently, I am more than willing to take another chance on a female lab. You may recall that Darby was my 8 year-old female Yellow lab lost to internal complications last August. Maybe I have talked about Darby, to much as, When the movie, "Marley & Me was coming out, Mary Rose Tansy ('60) wrote that, "A few days ago I was talking to someone about this movie coming out and I told them the name was "Darby and Me" - can you believe that - it is either old age or you have brain washed us all!!" However, being realistic, Bella may be my last chance. With me at precisely 67.5 years of age now, and given the average age that a Labrador Retriever may live, Bella could easily be my last hunting dog. Oh sure, I always maintain that I will continue to hunt as long as I can crawl out there, however, it might be a bit unfair to another future young dog to insist that it learn to crawl along with me ... when it was born to run. Nevertheless, following a significant amount of time spent grieving for my lost Darby, I finally decided that it was time to take up the search for one more pup. Friends, relatives, fellow Bombers, and casual acquaintances all provided me with leads on Labrador Retrievers ranging from puppies to "free" older pups and older dogs in sad need of rescue. But, since this particular pup may indeed be my last hunting dog ... I have "grown particular" in my old age. I even passed up the opportunity to acquire one of two 6 month- or two 4 month-old Black or Chocolate Lab pups, respectively, of excellent linage from a breeder in Plains, Montana who normally gets $600-800 per dog, but due to a combination of local economic circumstances and the winter weather, is offering these pups for $100 each, just to find a home for them. The last I heard, these "darker dogs" were still available, but by now, add one month to their ages. And, all but one yellow female puppy (still not selected ... by me, and I get the pick of the yellow female members of the litter) if those Lab pups (in Sunnyside) are still available. If any of you are interested in inquiring about any of these above dogs, contact me by email and I will provide the contact information and let you take it from there. With great anticipation, I have been caught up in this process of finding another warm and furry love of my life. Needless to say, I am somewhat like a kid again going on a blind date. I may have mentioned before that, although I was always partial to brunettes, I have always had a distinct weakness for big blondes, with bad breath ... and four legs. But, they're so cute when their young! So, this past Saturday, I drove to Sunnyside in hopes or placing a tiny bright red collar around a chubby little buff colored neck of yet another female Lab puppy. She would be my new chosen one, who hopefully would reciprocate that attachment to me and eventually wander, over Darby's long-faded footprints, with this aging hunter/dog lover. Saturday morning, I rose early, trimmed my beard, showered, even combed my thinning hair, cleaned the drain of all that gray hair (wonder where the hell that came from), and put on some foo foo juice. Well ok, it was sort of like a first date ... and I was once told that first impressions are supposed to be lasting impressions. And most hopefully, this will be yet another long drawn-out love affair. Over a few cups of black coffee, I re-checked my notes made from my personal research and review of my dog books for pointers on acquiring a new puppy. And then, I drove to Kennewick, picked up my hunting buddy, fellow Bomber, and fellow Marine, Brad Wear ('71), to help me make the puppy selection, and we journeyed to Sunnyside. Actually, Brad came along mostly because he is single, and I had told him that there would be lots of pretty blondes there, so ... it was quite easy to convince him to accompany me. Just kidding, Brad is as much of a hunter and dog lover as I am. It is a foregone conclusion that every puppy is the cutest. So, I was hoping that this young blonde (who will all too soon become a big blonde), whoever she was, would help me to make a choice by just waddling forth, from the pile of puppies, take up a little plump sitting posture, and look me straight in the eye, as if to say, "Hey big (fat) boy, I'm yours, the one you want ... take me home when the time is right." But, this has gotten way too long, already. So, for those interested in puppy procurement palaver, I will provide "the rest of the story" of Pappy's PPP, as featured in "The Book of Bella" with the next installment, "Blind Dates & Meeting the Family, Chapter 2 in "The Book of Bella." -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA Where its warmer but cloudy now, because Bella will not be here until the day before the day that would be leap day if there was a leap day ... this year. Then, the sun shall also shine! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: Gallery: Historic Richland photos -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) To: Grover Shegrud ('56) Re: Photo #88 I think I can answer a few of your questions about Don's Photo #88. It was the little league team sponsored by the Phillips 66 gas station, they got a really good deal on the hats. The kid on the right side was one of those "paste eaters" that eventually begins to exude paste through the skin fortunately the family dog was shedding and the result was a nice warm coat for a cool spring of baseball. The kid on the left: I am pretty sure that you have heard that there are no bad questions, sorry, but you don't want to know what this guy is thinking. It has nothing to do with baseball. -Tom Verellen ('60) ~ foggy cool near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Dennis Hammer ('64) - Kyle Lograsso 5 Year Old Golfer 'Head down - right arm straight' (He's left handed.) ***** Played golf with this fellow back in the late '70s... Wedgy Winchester ***** The Beginnings... of Bomberville & the Alumni Sandstorm... Wendy Carlberg ('64-RIP) was first... Not because we were close friends or even good friends. It was because all of us had lost track of 'someone - somewhere - someplace. Wendy and her very special lifetime friends provided the spirit needed. It became a 'game'... the idea of finding people from my/our past. Teresea Divine ('64) & Kerry Kelly ('64) provided enough clues to find Margaret Weeks ('64wb) & Barbara Gast ('64wb). Both those young ladies left Richland schools in the 9th or 10th grade. Margaret was kind enough to come all the way from Georgia to a reunion or two. It is interesting to note that MANY of those who were and are the 'movers and shakers' are the young women we grew up with, though the guys & Nevertowed - David Rivers ('65) come out and play from time to time. On this Super Sunday I salute you - each & everyone. P.S. I once thought it possible to find & interest all class members BUT some just don't want to 'come out and play.' -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) loved going back and re-reading how the Alumni Sandstorm got started--lots of memories from growing up in the BEST town, ever. I had forgotten all about "the sandman"(he was supposed to have prowedl parked cars and molest the girls); submarine races (who could ever forget those? *grin*); Frontier Days; Water Follies; Fire Prevention Week and the parade that most of us walked in(one year, my mom made me a costume resembling a match---dressed in a white sheet with a "red" flame for my head); swimming in the lagoon at Columbia Park; sledding down Carmichael; Tastee Freeze; cruising Zip's(even if it meant walking cause we weren't old enough to drive); A&W and having root beer in the "baby mug" and saving/stealing the mug to keep bobbi pins or rubber bands in; and all the other neat memories from those days. if memory serves, I got my first computer in '99, just after being home for our 35th class reunion. I remember Maren telling me how to get on the Sandstorm and the rest is history. *grin* re:Sharon Tate ('61wb-RIP) watched a bio special on Sharon on the Biography channel this afternoon(Sunday)and learned some things I didn't know. they did mention her being a beauty queen in Richland, Washington, then moving to Italy and becoming Homecoming Queen--they talked to former classmates of hers at the Military school in Italy, where her father had been stationed. they also told how she had become involved with Jay Sebring, almost marrying him, then meeting Roman Polanski, she was a model and made a lot of "B" movies in Europe, while trying to break into movies/film in the US, getting more film offers, she had auditioned for a role in a movie with Liz Taylor, but Liz didn't like her, so she didn't get the part(rumor was that Liz was jealous of Sharon's beauty), she was "up" for the part in "Rosemary's Baby" that Mia Farrow got, then, getting her big break in "Valley of the Dolls", marrying Roman Polanski, and her demise at the hands of Charles Manson. they interviewed her sister, Debra, for a lot of the film. her sister said they have tried for years to get that to NOT be the main thing that people think of when they hear Sharon's name, but haven't had much success. anyone know that she had a recurring "bit" part in the "Beverly Hillbillies"? she wore a black wig and played a secretary at the bank. Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).........Bakersfield, CA---Super Bowl Sunday, but I will be bowling---not a football person. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: 45th Reunion for the Class of 1964 I was able to attend our Reunion Planning meeting this past Saturday in Richland and I agreed to post another notice in the Alumni Sandstorm about our reunion. So here goes: The 45th Reunion for the Class of '64 will be held June 19-21 at the Red Lion Inn (aka The Hanford House or The Desert Inn). The Reunion Committee will send out registration forms in the next month or so. Please make sure your email address is correct on the '64 website. The next reunion planning meeting will be held Saturday, February 21st at 11am at the Hanford House. Any and all '64 classmates are welcome to attend! -Ray Stein ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) To: Grover Shegrud ('56) Re: Photo #88 Good questions all... and you gotta love that "boy headed dog". You made me laugh out loud, Grover.. Thanks. -Patricia de la Bretonne ('65) ~ Seattle **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Born Again American -Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Who Are They?? To All Bombers, Another installment of 6. Grover Shegrud ('56) brings up a point known to many of you. What does your dad do? Answer it's secret. So with that I've included some Hanford News articles that might be found interesting, if your dad was a chemical operator. -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/2009 ~ THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - 1959 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Jim Jensen ('50), David D. Shaw ('60wb) Derrith Persons ('60), Jack Gardiner ('61) Dave Hanthorn ('63), Carol Converse ('64) Dennis Hammer ('64), Linda Reining ('64) Nancy Mallory ('64), David Rivers ('65) Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68), Alan Lobdell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda Lattin ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Jensen ('50) Re: Another of Don Sorenson's (NAB) Collection Don's #205 in his 2/2/09 posting shows members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints exiting the front door of their meeting house. -Jim Jensen ('50) ~ Katy, TX where elevated Spring temps have commenced. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David D. Shaw ('60wb) To: Grover Shegrud (56) and Tom Verellen (60) Re: Photo #88 I would respectfully submit that the "47" on the baseball caps stood for Cub Scout Pack 47... of which I was a member way back in the old days. And as to the somewhat disinterested kid on the left... that would be Dicky Holmquist ('60). It is pretty easy to remember some faces that you have not seen in almost 55 years... in your mind they still look as they did then. -David D. Shaw ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith Persons Dean ('60) It's Bomber Lunch time!! class of '60, family and/or friends If your in town or from out of town Come on, we'll have a good time!! When? - Saturday, February 7th Time? - 11:30 am Where? - Sterling's, 890 GWWay Come on. . . . lets talk! -Derrith Persons Dean ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack Gardiner ('61) It's been 50 years since The Day The Music Died. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper (Richardson) died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa. I can still remember where I was when I heard about it: in the library at Col-Hi. The Big Bopper took Waylon Jennings place on the plane because Waylon had the flu. Ritchie Valens was on the plane because he won a coin toss with Tommy Allsup. Ritchie supposedly said it was the first time he had ever won. -Jack Gardiner ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) Charles Hardin Holly Richard Steven Valenzuela Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. Can it really be fifty years? Seems like yesterday. We will always love their music, it will never really die. Buddy Holly Ritchie Valens The Big Bopper They will never be forgotten. Rock n Roll forever. -Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ I cant remember if I cried, when I read about his widowed bride. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Maren ('64) I LOVED your story about your computer! I'm sure glad that you had the fortitude to keep at it! The rest is history. I can't see any of us ever NOT wanting the Sandstorm to keep on ticking for years to come. To Dennis Hammer ('64) I am not a golf nut either, but did watch the 2 videos that you put into the 2/01/09 Sandstorm. That was a great story about that little boy. I'm sure that he can't wait to make golfing a career and he'll go far. Thanks for sharing. I plan on passing them along to other friends. To: Tony Teller ('57) Re: Those pictures of Richland you put into the 2/02 Sandstorm were great. I enjoyed each and every one of them. Really brought back memories of the older buildings, like the library, fire station, etc. I especially liked the picture of the green on the Parkway. I don't remember it at all. {It was called the "Greenway" then.] ReP: class of '64's 45 year Reunion Glad that we now know the dates for our 45th class reunion. I can get our vacation situated and hope that nobody else has vacation plans for that weekend. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA where we've been having sunny days, but chilly. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Where the Music Died Roadside America (it is a bit hard to see where to click, but there is a page 2) Re: the Crash Site Re: Buddy Holly's '58 Impala found in junk yard This video is on many sites of the Internet, including YouTube. I guess the video is about 15 years old. I would be one in favor of restoring the car because I think it should look like it did when Buddy Holly owned it. When Buddy Owned It Re: The car has been restored. -Dennis Hammer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Tony Tellier('57) re:photo gallery cool pictures---didn't recognize anyone, but I remember square dancing at the Rec Hall on Friday nights. took "international dance" there, too. loved wearing those skirts with as many crinoline slips underneath that we get on----made your skirts flare out when you twirled. *grin* to:George(Pappy)Swan('57) re:new puppu can't wait for the second installment. love your writings. I can almost "see" Bella. my oldest daughter and son-in-law have a black lab---"Princess" is full of arthritis, but she still jumps in their pool, even in the winter months----she loves that pool! goes in, first thing when she's let out in the mornings and last thing at night, before she's "in" for the night. doesn't matter to her one bit that the water is ice-cold! she is 10 years old, I think, and doesn't do much anymore, but lay on the couch or the floor, if she is hurting too much to get on the couch. she has never been hunting--son-in-law is not a hunter, but she loves going camping and chasing the wild turkeys and the racoons. *grin* -Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)......Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) Re: gallery of historic photos -- Discount Fabrics! I worked there! Re: What does your Dad do? A lot of people look at you like you're nuts when you say, "I don't know", but it's sure fun to tell them. It's also fun to tell them you're from the desert part of the "evergreen" state! I've also had to explain what a chinook is. And tell them you lived in letter houses! We do have a unique history! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: We don't care what the people say... Rock 'n' Roll is here to stay All right you groovy kats and hip chicks this is cuzin' Davie commin' atcha with stacks a wax and pounds a sound... first up is a greatest song commin outa Lubbock, TX by way of Clovis, New Mexico... by that up and commin' team of Buddy Holly and the Crickets... or, If Buddy has already decided he doesn't want it that way maybe we'll just call them the Crickets... ahhhhhhhhhhh, weren't those special days... Saturday nite this past weekend, Cousin' Brucie Morrow did his show live from the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on sirius... and as Dion said yesterday in an interview with Norm N. Night... No offense to Don McClean, but the music ain't never died! I was listening to a show called Little Stephen's Underground on Saturday... I love it... the DJ is a former producer... he plays an old rock tune then a more contemporary one and kinda just goes back and forth... as he plays the songs he talks about many of them... who was there when they were recorded... who produced it what roll he (the DJ) had if any... that kinda thing... He produced Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, the Hollywood Argyles... (Yeah you know them for Ally-Oop but for me their big song was "I shore know a lot about love", which was the B side of Ally-oop) and the one that got me the most was probably my favorite song of 1964 (now don't anyone start bringing up other songs from that year or they will also be my favorites), Popsicles and Icicles by the Murmaids (correct spelling) (written by David Gates)... It was his first number 1 hit... knocked out by some band singing "I want to hold your hand"... bummer... Well, I count myself as very fortunate... I haven't seen every rock 'n' roller I have admired over the years... but I have certainly seen a lot... I used to go see Elvis twice a year opening night and always sat right next to the stage... Seen the Stones... the Eagles before they were big and even after Hell done froze over... ZZ, Chuck Berry, the Killer, Little Richard, Beachboys while the real ones were all still alive or functioning, Dell, the Righteous Brothers... Waylon, Don and Phil, Johnny Rivers, Joe Cocker, Sly, Passed on seeing the Beatles twice... and the list goes on and on... some that I didn't see and am sorry for it are Buddy, Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Santo and Johnny, Johnny Horton, Johnny Burnette and so many more... but by and large I think I dun pretty good for a kid from Richland, given my chances at survival at or about the time of grageashun and my prospects for a better life... so I'll just lie back here and listen to Lynster the Spnster's ('57) theme song, Straight Flush, by the Frantics (I finally broke down and bought a CD) and just remember when... like who did the best version of "Blue Velvet", the Statues or the Clovers... What ever happened to Big Boy Pete anyway... and did Stagger Lee really stagger?... Cuz we don't care what the people say... Rock 'n' Roll is here to stay!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: How I became a Sandstorm-er It would be kind of interesting to hear how other people got "hooked up" with the Sandstorm, now that we know the history of its beginnings. In December, 1999, my sons had gotten big time into paint- balling. EBay was relatively new (hardly any photos posted on it in those days), but we went there is search of paint ball guns. We found what they wanted ... and that began my eBay relationship. In February, 2000, I entered into the bidding on a History of Basketball in Richland, WA book (soft cover), and won. When it was time to exchange addresses for sending payment (me), and shipping (him), the seller asked me if I happened to be a Bomber, or if I was just interested because I was living in Richland at that time. I told him that I was a '68, grad ... and he suggested I check out and sign up for the Sandstorm. I guess he WOULD know about it, since the seller was our very own Gary B. in Colfax, WA - a "founding father" of this great publication. Thanks, Gary, Maren - and everyone who was instrumental in getting this started, keeping it rolling, and contributing along the way. We have shared sad times and happy ones -- and just plain old day-to-day stuff, such as real friendships are made of. The death of Pappy's Darby, and the new story of his soon-to-be family member, Bella -- that's just a representative example. I've never met Pappy, or Darby, or Bella -- but they are part of my life now, none-the-less. And so my life is enriched. The photos from Don Sorenson - wow, what a MAJOR contribution! The shared mourning of Bombers' passings - even those I never knew, but came to know through the Sandstorm (e.g. Charlie Bigelow). Celebrating good news of cancer remissions, new born babies, etc. Seeking out information and support -- I have many stories about that I could share. I must say, Bombers DO support their own!! Anyway, that's a little of what the Sandstorm means to me ... and I how I got on board in the first place. How did YOU come to sign up? -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ~ 16 miles east of Lewiston, ID where winter started VERY late, and is hanging around too long to suit me now **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: Puppies To the dog or puppy lovers out there. My son and daughter-in-law in Kennewick informed me yesterday that they had their Great Dane in for a check up and found her soon to be mother of 13 Dane/Mastiff puppies. Considering the size of the father let alone the mother I cannot even imagine what these puppies will grow to. Both father and mother are the friendliest, laziest animals I have ever seen. The father looks like he could and would chew your arm off however slobbering all over you is all he ever does. Scared the hell out of a police officer who went into their back yard one night a few months ago looking for a hit and run driver. -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Floyd Melton ('57), "Pappy" Swan ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Tom Verellen ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Jim Hamilton ('63), Mary Ann Vosse ('63) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Linda Reining ('64) Ray Stein ('64), David Rivers ('65) Greg Alley ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy Buchanan ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom Crigler ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd Melton ('57) Re: Tri-City Herald Gallery: Historic Richland photos What a great set of pictures and a great memory restorer, picture 21 shows a small part of down town Richland as it was back in the late '40s and early '50s before they took the grass out and put in the pavement. The first building on the right was the beauty salon and also Ray's barber shop where Larry Azure's ('57) father worked and/or owned for many years. The next building was the Style Center an up scale women's clothing store owned by Mr. and Mrs. Cox. My mother worked there for many years until it burned almost to the ground in about 1954. Mr. Cox had passed on by then and Viola Cox decided not to rebuild and reopen the store; my mother moved south a few buildings and went to work in the women's department at the Bon Marche on the corner of Lee and the Parkway. -Floyd Melton ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Blind Dates & Meeting the Family, Chapter 2 in the "Book of Bella" I'm sorry about leaving you hanging ... for the rest of the puppy story. Well, no I'm not ... really. But, I will explain that shortly. Lately, my wife, Jeanne, has been plagued with severe back pain which has altered our life style, a bit. But, this afternoon, she is resting comfortably (I think), and I have found the time to carry on with writing about one of my favorite subjects ... puppy dogs. Hopefully, if you like dogs, as I do, you became a bit anxious to hear the rest of the "Blind Date" story of my initial meeting with Bella. Well, it "ain't" over yet! Last Saturday, January 31, Brad Wear ('71) and I journeyed to Sunnyside, WA to see a litter of Yellow Labrador Retriever puppies (including one black female puppy). One of those little Yellow females would become "Bella," my new special friend and hunting companion. We met and spent time with the very nice people who have the dogs. And, I also spent some time with the parent dogs (and even an uncle dog) and I really liked what I saw. Then, we were introduced to the puppies. Now, in my writing, I often portray myself as kind of a "gnarly" old outdoor geezer, and I guess I am, but I must "fess up" ... little fuzzy bundles of puppy presence ... turn me to mush! Their eyes were open, and they were peering all about at their new world, but they were not really very active yet, so their personalities and behaviors were all virtually the same, since they were only three weeks old. It was a chilly day, so understandably, they were more interested in staying warm by doing what ... well, when we were kids, we called a... dog pile! So, I met Bella, but I still don't know which one she is! The story will continue ... as I did not select a puppy ... yet, so Bella is still my mystery girl friend, at this point. Quite fortunately, I have the luxury of having the pick of the 10 pups in the litter. Of course, I want a yellow girl, so I have already narrowed my choices down to six left to choose from, and I can wait, without rush, to make my final pick. However, while only one puppy will eventually come to live with Pappy, I think it is important to consider the gains made on that first visit, in the process of my puppy procurement task. Having the "pick of the litter" is, as Martha Stewart says, "A good thing!" But, I believe that first, it is important to "pick the litter!" And, this is a good litter. The chubby little pups look great; they are clean and healthy and appear to be where they should be in growth and development, at their age. The mom and dad dogs (both Yellow-colored Labs) look great. The bitch (mom) is not large, but she is healthy and sturdy. Right now she looks a bit thin, but obviously, canine moms tend to loose some weight after having 10 babies and nursing all of them. The owners are supplementing the feeding to make sure the pups are well fed. The sire (dad) is not real large either, but comes from sturdy stock and is built solid with a classic blocky head, that I like in labs. And, the mom's brother is a Black Lab of excellent conformation, and a noted "good hunter." All three of the adult dogs have a wonderful calm disposition. So, I will go back in about two weeks, when the puppies are about five weeks old and really active and I can make a good selection and then wait for two more weeks to bring her home. The hardest thing for me, will be to pick one out of six females and hope that I made the right decision. And, that is why I am hoping that an active pup, with an attraction to me, will help me make that choice. Of course, if I had the money, room, and a more tolerant wife ... I would have picked them all! When I selected Darby, I was lucky. The pups were 5-6 weeks old and there were only two un-claimed female puppies left from that litter. I got down on the ground, at their level. One ignored me, but the other one, the one who would become "Darby," came right to me, licked my face, snuggled in under my chin and stayed, offering an occasional kiss, which no doubt, sealed the deal. So finally, on Saturday, February 28, I will bring Bella home when she is exactly 50 days old (49 days of age is supposedly the ideal time to take a puppy on and begin bonding with, continuing the socializing process, and beginning her training). I think this time period is especially important in the puppy's mental development, socializing process, and in its bonding with humans. But, it will have been an ongoing process already in motion with each feeding and handling of the pups through human contact. However, I'm not so sure that one need adhere exactly to the magic 49th day thing. But, somewhere within 7 to 9 weeks seems to be most appropriate for "buddying up" to a new pup, especially hunting dogs. A couple of pictures of the pups are offered, although they are a bit fuzzy from blowing them up. Well, what the heck, they're pictures of fuzzy pups... I will be submitting an entry (or chapter in "The Book of Bella") about once per week, for a while. I think that I will have plenty of puppy selection thoughts, dog philosophy, and eventual puppy shenanigans to offer for consideration by those interested. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where the sun shown brightly today, but "its still cold out thar!" And, again if anyone is looking for a Yellow Labrador Retriever pup (male or female or a Black female) for $200, e-mail me and I will provide the contact information. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) and Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Richland Happy Valentine's Day! Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish. WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 2009 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Gray building with red trim just past the Yakima Bridge on the right. heading west from Richland on the right side) TIME: 1:00 P.M. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) To: David D. Shaw ('60wb) Re: Photo #88 I attended a physics class with a Richard Holmquist ('60) but he never mentioned being a member of pack 47 nor did he admit to knowing the identity of the dog boy. Perhaps that is what he is thinking about either way who knows? -Tom Verellen ('60) summer time in near Lacey. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Tony Tellier ('57) Re: Tri-City Herald Gallery: Historic Richland photos These are some of the most interesting photos of the Richland I knew. What a great grouping, probably because I did know several of the people in them. In fact, I think I'm in the middle of #l3 of the kids square dancing at the rec. center. I always used to go there along with my cousins, Allan, Bobby, Carol. I think Rosann Benedict ('63) is also in that photo. If you want more identification I can come up with more. I never realized how much David Warren ('61) looked like his older brother Jim Warren ('59), as I didn't know him, until I saw those basketball pictures... What a fun trip down memory lane. I wasn't at Carmichael yet when Ronald Reagen came to Richland, so I was glad I got his autograph at the G.E. dinner nite, I think was daughters and dads... {Yes, it was, Helen... and I still have my autograph... it's on the Bomber site somewhere.. -Maren] -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where after just thawing out from a 4 day power outage, we are having light snow in very cold temps again, but thankfully no ice storm... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Metal Class of '63) Re: Tri-City Herald Gallery: Historic Richland photos Tony's picture #13 right in front is Rosann Benedict ('63) dancing with Paul Sterling ('63wb). Across from Paul I believe is Bob Riley ('63). The girl behind Rosann is Jean Hawley ('63). Rosann told me that one and Paul. I didn't even know they had square dancing at the Community Center. -Ann Engel Schafer (Gold Metal Class of '63) ~ In sunny Vancouver, WA where we hit 60 today... Ya Hoo **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Tri-City Herald Gallery: Historic Richland photos That might be Rosann Benedict ('63), bustin a move on Picture #13. Plaid skirt, saddle shoes, out in front, yeah thats her! -jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Tri-City Herald Gallery: Historic Richland photos I believe the young lady in the left front of picture #13, the one in the plaid skirt, is Rosann Benedict ('63). I certainly enjoyed all of these photos, as I have been enjoying all of Don Sorenson's photos. To all my '63 friends in the Olympia area, I have finally arrived in my new home in Lacey. Would love to get together for a group lunch (you know who you are, all you honored fellow members of the Gold Medal Class of '63 Chowder, Marching and Caroling Society!). If you are interested and have suggestions for a place to meet, email me. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Tri-City Herald Gallery: Historic Richland photos Re: Picture #54 Those glasses look like Carol Wiley's ('63). Re: Picture #58 Whole Rathjen family... Karen ('74) was 5 months old. Re: Picture #59 Familiar faces.... I think I see Jim Newman ('63)... one of the LcClairs -- either Gary ('63), or Bob ('65) -- I think Gary... and maybe Chuck Lawless ('64), William Trujillo ('64) and Janie Pierce ('64) in the front row. Do I see maybe Kathy Rathvon ('63)? Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 49 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re: Rock 'n Roll is here to stay I was lucky enough to see Elvis, once---wish I had seen him more, as I loved his music. saw him perform in Long Beach, CA a year before he died. also have been able to see Captain and Tenille, in 'Vegas(was "up close and personal to them---my daughters reached out and touched Tenille's hand--they were in heaven...*grin*), The Righteous Brothers, Johnny Cash, Roy Clark, all in Anaheim at the convention center, Buck Owens and the Buckaroos(*grin*), I also saw Bobby Vinton, in 'Vegas(he opened for Milton Berle---boy, what a "potty mouth" that old man has---was used to him on TV and was shocked to hear what came out of his mouth)but was very disappointed in his show---I had hoped to hear him sing his "hits", but all he sang was show tunes from Broadway! not sure about who did the best version of "Blue Velvet", but I always liked Bobby Vinton's version. *grin* I bought an entire set of "Malt Shop Memories" from Time-Life and have all the music from "our era" on CD's and I carry them in the van, so I can re-live "rock n' roll" anytime I am on the road. grandkids get a little embarrassed when I start "rocking out" to my tunes, but I just tell them to put on their headphones and listen to their music, cause grandma ain't gonna turn off her music! *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)....Bakersfield, CA-- temps have been in the mid 70's, but the weathergal claims we will cool back down by this weekend and might even get some rain. keeping fingers crossed--we need as much rain as we can get. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Who are they? Photo #200 is my father, Glenn Presley Stein (RIP). Dad was an Instrument Technician at Hanford. He was smart and hard-working and made sure his 4 children (David ('61), Ray ('64), Gerald ('66), and Judy ('71)) had educational opportunities that were never available to him. -Ray Stein ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: That'll Be the Day! I enjoyed the posts from Jack Gardiner ('61), Dave Hanthorn ('63) and Dennis Hammer ('64)... Jack's memory of the day, Dave's mention of their full names (Not to be a stickler, man, but Buddy's name was Holley) [Buddy's grave says Holley: -Maren] and Dennis' sites were just great... Anybody who has ever been in my office knows that it looks more like a museum or a Hard Rock Cafe than an office... of course I have a Picture of Buddy and the Crickets, autograph and a nice framed picture of Buddy's grave sight on my wall... I have a piece of the Lubbock High School stage and tons of other stuff here and there... I used to correspond a lot with a guy named Bill Griggs from Lubbock who put out a magazine called Reminiscing or Remembering... something like that that he printed until Buddy's Mom died... I have lots of issues somewhere... came across a huge box of them Bill sent me at some time or other just the other day... he was always running into something of Buddy's and of course everything is for sale at some time or other... not sure what all I have... not even sure where it all is... hope my lil girl recognizes it as something worth saving when I'm gone... kinda like all the hot rod parts I am going to catalog... tomorrow... Bill's magazine featured Buddy and all the other West Texas Rock-a-Billy singers... was a really fun magazine... he, Texas Tech and Buddy's wife were always feuding over Buddy's stuff... Mrs. Holly would not allow any of the collection the University had to be displayed or anything... she and Bill were also fighting over who owned what... .pretty ugly... When the Hard Rock hotel opened in Vegas they had the most outrageous pair of Buddy's boots you can imagine... I had a guy agree to make me a pair just like them but he never did... he still owes me the money I put down on them... He's in Spokane... I give him a piece of my mine every year at NFR... his wife got involved and wrote me a nasty letter... never understand why wives get involved in their men's fights but I've had it happen several times from boots to carburetor set ups... maybe the guy is afraid to fight his own battles and thinks I'll cave for an angry wife... who knows... Well, I sure enjoyed every body else's memories about the "Three Stars"... Gee we're gonna miss you everybody sends their love... -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) To: David Rivers ('65) Re: The Day the Music Died Thanks to you and all that remind us of the day the music died. Being a Waylon Jennings fan and even a fan of some of his son Shooter's music, things may have been a bit different if the seating choices were made differently that day. Buddy Holly made a ton of good songs, Ritchie Valens was way more than just LaBamba, and the Big Bopper may have been on his way to stardom. You mentioned the underground show with Steven Van Zandt. He is the guitar player for the E Street band with Bruce Springsteen and his show is great for discovering small time or unknown bands. This garage rock is what most of the big time bands started out as, but became huge when they had hit singles and albums. Through that show I have found a few that I really like. Growing up in Richland in the '60s it was KALE and the top 40 and of course the top 100 countdown at year's end. So many good songs never made it to the top. The Beatles dominated so much and the songs were great. They took away the spotlight from a lot of good groups and the songs they wrote. To find obscure great oldies you can go to satellite radio or some big city oldies stations I have heard. My rock saying is a little more modern as I go with the band The Who. "Long live rock, I need it every night". -Greg Alley ('73) ~ In cool Richland where the temps are in the 40s and no one hardly goes to the Bomber basketball games. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Ken Ely ('49) Ron Richards ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Vic Marshall ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis Strege ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of '45) Re: Bella, etc. To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) (hairless Joe) Two great articles about dogs. As I told Tom Tracy ('55) "You and he should be writing an annual article for the Club 40 DustStorm. It will be great seeing a pic of the finalist for the name Bella. -Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of '45) ~ Big lake, WA where the snow is still real deep up on Cultus, and the valley down here is dry but still quite cold at nite. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Ely ('49) Re: Tri-City Herald Historic Richland Photos Picture #22 of the girls of '36 basketball team with coach Lois Dighton. She was our study hall teacher at Col-Hi in the late '40s. -Ken Ely ('49) ~ Orangevale, CA where we expecting a little rain. We are in our third year of a drought and surely can use more rain as well as snow in the Sierra. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ron Richards ('63) Re: Snake River Pictures Does anyone have pictures of the Snake River from Kahlotus downstream to the Columbia River that were taken prior to Ice Harbor Dam's Construction? I hunted and fished there a lot but I never took any pictures. -Ron Richards ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Washington State History... Inland Empire Rock: The Sound of Eastern Washington -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Maren re:Tri-City Herald Gallery:Historic Richland photos re:picture #54 you know, I kept looking at that picture and kept thinking I knew that person, but I just couldn't "put name to face". *grin* thank you for reminding me who it was---it definitely looks like Carol Wiley('63)--she always wore those "cay-eye frames". *grin* she even had them in high school. to:George(Pappy)Swan('59) re: puppy can't wait for the "rest of the story". thanks for keeping us up-dated on your search for "Bella". Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)......Bakersfield, CA---we have had temps in the high 70's and they claim we will "hit" 80 today(Wednesday), before going back down in the 50's/60's and possibly rain for this weekend! am so ready for more rain--we need it, if we are going to make a dent in our drought conditions for this summer. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic Marshall ('71) Re: Mike Franco ('70) I believe its that time again - wishing Mike Franco ('70) a very happy Birthday [on the 6th[. I was also remiss in remembering a great friend of both of ours- Big George Dana ('70-RIP) on January 11th. Still havent found anyone who can make me laugh as loud and as long as he could- but Mike comes pretty close. -Vic Marshall ('71) ~ In beautiful Beverly Hills, MI where it is a balmy 8 (-12 with the wind chill). This time tomorrow I will be on my way to the OTHER Beverly Hills (62 and raining but what the heck) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers Don Sorensen sent stuff: Dick McCoy, ('02, '46, '45), Gary Behymer ('64) David Rivers ('65), "Pappy" Swan ('59) Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Cole ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Bennett ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Franco ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa Riccobuono ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori Raekes ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy, ('02, '46, '45) Re: Tri-City Herald Historic Richland Photos I finally got a chance to go thru abut half of those fantastic Tri-City historical photos. What a basket of memories. Thank you Ken Ely ('49) for mentioning the photo #22 of the 1936 girls basketball team with, hooray, coach O.L. Dighton. Catch that dress, I believe she still had it when she was our library and study hall warden in 1943-'45. The gals won a trophy, which was the only one in the trophy case until the "new" Richland came along. The 1948 pic of Col-Hi is fine except for the caption the building wasn't really replaced by Richland High, the name was. As for the building, it morphed into today's high school thru the years. Also, the grounds below were thankfully not filled with houses and businesses, but became today's campus. The pic of the 1958 state BB champs was great, what a super bunch of players. many were at Club 40 last year. John Meyer ('58RIP) lived right behind us and his sis, Babara Meyers, ('52), married one of my best friends, Bob Grantham (NaB). -Dick McCoy, ('02, '46, '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) B Reactor to open to public in spring -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthdays are so cool February is flooded with birthdays... ain't they fun! Today, (the 6th) we have another one of those guys I call my heroes... I've had a bunch in my day... Audie Murphy, James Dean, Buddy Holly and when I was real little, Gene Autry... Over the years I've mentioned a ton of neighborhood kids who I admired and looked up to, today's birthday boy was one of those kids... clearly the kids we looked up to didn't have to be older than we were... they just had to have the qualities we admired and wished to emulate... Don't see much of this guy anymore 'cept when I get home... we used to see each other at least once a year when the boy, his beautiful sweetie and the Greers ('65 and '66) would call me up and we'd have dinner here in Vegas a time or two a year... in any event I would not want to miss wishing a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to John Cole ('66)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (See, I didn't say "Johnny", I'm learning to call guys by their big kid names). -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: Ron Richards ('63) Re: Snake River Pictures Sorry Ron, I too I hunted and fished there before Ice Harbor Dam, a lot. But in those days, I was a kid without a camera. I still hunt and fish there, on the river and at the remaining Wildlife Habitat Management Units with good friends and good dogs, so now, I always pack a camera. But like everywhere else, it has changed ... a lot ... from free-running river to virtual slow-moving lake and from sagebrush and cheat grass covered hills to orchards and expansive vineyards. "Now the grass don't grow and the river don't flow ... like it did in my childhood days." But, good times are still there ... they just look a little different. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA recalling a lot of good memories made on that stretch of river, and then it occurs to me that, inside every older person is a younger person wondering, "What the hell happened?" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Who Are They? To: All Bombers Another installment of 6. -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers + 5 Cole sisters sent stuff: Roger Sharp ('59), Larry Mattingly ('60) Barbara Sharp ('61 & '62), Dave Sheeley ('67) Cole Kids BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Rice ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger Sharp ('59) Re: Old Richland photos Has it occurred to any one else that there are few if any over weight people in any of the old Richland photos? What did they know or do then that we forgot or don't do today? -Roger Sharp ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Off to Arizona I am off to WinterBlast in Lake Havasu City, AZ. this is the pyrotechnician's version of "Spring Break". It is our 20th anniversary of the Blast and is 5 days instead of 4. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights will all feature very large and fancy displays this year. Any Bomber Alums in the area that want to attend are advised to get there early... like before 5 PM or you will watch from a distance. But it will be worth seeing. I will be working on some of the displays as they are all friends of mine. But it is too far and too costly to haul pyro materials and equipment for me to do a display there. There is a nice article in the local paper about the event. Click on URL below. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ headed for warmer places. I will stop in the Tri-Cities to attend the '60 lunch Sat. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) Sadly Bonnie Beardsley Sandhal ('56) lost her dear husband Glen on the 5th day of February. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts. -Barbara Sharp Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Sheeley ('67) All the old pictures bring back many good memories and some not so good. In Don Sorensen picture 090206-211 I think the boy in the bottom row 2nd from the right is my brother Ray ('69) who passed away in October 2006. The old Hanford pictures remind me of some research I did 35+ years ago. Two weeks after graduation in 1967 my father committed suicide, as you can imagine this had a very profound effect on my whole family and I believe was partly responsible for me becoming a Funeral Director and Embalmer. The part that I never really talked with anyone else about except my brother was that from about 1960 to early part of the '70s there were at least 16 other workers from the 300 area who also committed suicide. At the time of my dad's death there were 3 within a 2 year period all working at the same area and all living within 2 miles of each other. Always made me wonder what secret things went on in the '40s, '50s, and '60s out there. Not pleasant thoughts but still there. For a kid growing up in Richland it was like being in a real Leave It To Beaver life some really great memories. -Dave Sheeley ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cole Sisters To: John Cole ('66) Thanks David Rivers ('65) for wishing our brother a happy birthday. I fell down on the job! I didn't forget, I've been cleaning out all my messages after returning from vacation. Anyway, brother, you know how we all feel about you (That pesky little brother) and hope you had a great day. We love you, -Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), Judie & Jackie ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: "Em" De Vine ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Ray Wells ('54), Bill Smith ('55) Mary Judd ('60), Mary Rose ('60) Mike Brady ('61), Mary Ann Vosse ('63) Mike Franco ('70), Steve Huntington ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice Pierce ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnne Greninger ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Lemler ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) Greetings to All; Before I get into this very far, let me warn you that as a sports reporter, I leave much to be desired. Anyway, having said that, I will report on a Bomber vs West Valley basketball game tonight. West Valley led during most of the game. It was real darn exciting, especially the final seconds of the 4th quarter. "We" won by, I think, 2 points. Low score: something like 47-45. I saw a couple of "old time" Bombers like myself, but over all, the game was scantily attended. Not a packed, standing-room-only gym like we had in the old days. (Yeah, I know---it's a bigger Gym than we had in the Old Days, but I think, we and our parents and other interested adults would have filled it to over- flowing.) Until tonight, I didn't know we Seniors can get a free pass for all games. It was an exciting game and even if we hadn't won, I'm glad I went and will very likely go again. I encourage anyone who is interested in sports---especially Bomber sports, to get out and support the teams. Just remember to take your Bomber cushion, those seats at Art Dawald Gym are plenty uncomfortable! -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) ~ very foggy Richland. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Roger Sharp ('59) Guess you would have to blame war-time rationing for the slimness of those people. Plus the fact that all those wonderful chemical additives given to cows, pigs, sheep, corn, wheat and anything else fit for human consumption weren't in wide use at the time. To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Guess there's no truth to the rumor that the two pictures taken in front of the LDS church are from FBI surveillance tapes. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ reporting from Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers are thinking about a 500' snow level for Sunday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Wells ('54) Re: Roger Sharp's ('59) Old Richland photos comment "Has it occurred to any one else that there are few if any over weight people in any of the old Richland photos. "What did they know or do then that we forgot or don't do today?" Let's see: No TV and no chips except potato chips, and fast food had not caught on. -Ray Wells ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Smith ('55) Re: Alaska "Clydsdale" Only in Alaska... This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber removal and other hauling tasks. Given the 2,000 pounds of robust muscle, and the splayed, grippy hooves, he claims it is the best work animal he has. He Says the secret to keeping the moose around is a sweet salt lick, although, during the rut he disappears for a couple of weeks, but always comes home. -Bill Smith ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Here;s a site that says this is not true. Cool picture anyway.. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Judd Hinz ('60) To: Roger Sharp ('59) No TV, computers, garage door openers, or riding lawn mowers are just a few reasons that people in the old Richland photos were not overweight. -Mary Judd Hinz ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Rose Tansy ('60) Re: Entry by Roger Sharp ('59) What did they know or do then that we forgot or don't do today? That was an easy one to answer. There was a lot of walking going on during the early years in Richland. I know we did not have a car until I was in late grade school. As kids we walked every place we wanted to go, freely and safely. In junior high I vaguely remember a city bus but there was still a lot of walking in combination with the bus rides. We had no fast food for years - we ate at home and had much healthier food. But I have to admit I was extremely excited when we finally got "fast food" - one of our main downfalls!!! We had no TV until I was in Chief Joe and no computers, etc. We played outside constantly, usually gathering in the center of the block at the playground. Baseball, basketball, football, snowball forts, marbles, flying kites, swings, teeter totters, hide and seek, crack the whip, kick the can, or just laying on our backs analyzing the clouds!! Roller skating, walking to and from the pool to swim until we were ready to drop. My brother and his friends going out hunting in the desert - I always wanted to be a boy and go too. What a wonderful and healthy life we had!!! My mother also maintained quite a schedule. Raising 5 kids, working shift work at Hanford, keeping a beautiful yard and absolutely wonderful garden. Many, many more interests requiring exercise - too numerous to list. She had an absolutely wonderful figure her entire life. How could you not? -Mary Rose Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT where it might be spring someday!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) To: Roger Sharp ('59) There were fewer fast food restaurants and 84 ounce sugar laced soft drinks! -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Slim in the '50s Thought about Roger Sharp's ('59) entry about how slim everyone was back in the day, wondering why this was so. What I remember from my growing up is NO between meal snacks or eating in the evening after dinner. Three meals a day, including dessert after dinner and one small after school snack (apple or half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of milk) and that was it. And the portions were half as big as what we eat today. Potato chips were a special occasion treat - New Year's Eve or a party or entertaining. There was nothing like junk food in the house, Ritz crackers or popcorn were treats. One car in the family, so walking was taken for granted as the thing to do. Laundry was washed in the basement and then the heavy wet clothes were lugged up the stairs to hang on the clothes line. Activity took the place of sitting for hours in front of the TV, if you even had a TV in the very early '50s (we did, but watched TV as a family event - it was not a babysitter) - put a stack of 78s on the record player and dance, play games, do jigsaw puzzles. And if you lived in a two story house you even had to climb the stairs to go to the one bathroom in the house. Kids actually played outside - when was the last time you saw neighborhood kids playing outside every day, playing tag, riding bikes, etc.? Dads and brothers went fishing or bird or deer hunting. I'm sure others of you have more ideas than these, but these were the first that popped into my head. I find it interesting to think how active we were and what an impact it had on our health. I have just moved to a very active community, and between the physical challenge of unpacking and participating in the activities available to me here I have lost 10 pounds in three weeks, all the while eating the same as before. Should have moved here a long time ago! Proves to me the importance of being active in order to lose weight. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) ~ foggy Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Franco ('70) To: Vic Marshall ('71) Thanks for the birthday wishes, but even more thanks for remembering the best guy I ever knew, George Dana ('70-RIP). I have always felt that George was the most Richland kind of guy I ever knew. Everyone who knew George knows what I mean. To say he was funny was like saying the economy is a little slow. Those of us who are really old remember those ridiculous skits we used to do in high school. I remember doing several parodies of "The Shell Answer Man". Of course to make the production more professional I borrowed Vic Marshall's Wascher's Station uniform. It worked great, but of course, Wascher's was a Mobil station, not a Shell. Absolutely no one in the intellectually gifted class of 1970 ever mentioned that, not even Mike Hogan, who caught everything! So everyone take a minute and think of George, we guarantee it will make you smile! Bomber Cheers! -Mike Franco ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Huntington ('73) Hey Boog Alley ('73), Richland band trivia for 400: Name these two late '60s / early '70s Richland bands: On guitar were two Dean brothers (Zephyr '70 and Dave '73) with Bubba Hughes ('73) on drums. Easier call from Umbra fame: Lynn Stanfield and Tom B's brother John Bierlein made up half the crew that made it big and moved on to Seattle. I will fly back from Florida soon and fill a seat with you at Dawald Gym. Not kidding. Maybe get Wax and Hench to join us. Hard to imagine that place anything but full and rocking. -Steve Huntington ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers & Don Sorensen sent stuff & 1 Colt funeral notice today: "Pappy" Swan ('59), Ken Brinkerhoff ('61) Bobbie Gilstrap ('72), Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle Dunn ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Steckline ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane Brady ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Moore ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Yvonne Ling ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob Hausenbuiller ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: The Class of 1959, the last great class of the nifty fifties! Re: The '59 Fiftieth NEWS FLASH! ... EXTRA ... BREAKING NEWS ... THIS JUST IN! ... (Sorry folks, I always wanted to say or write that stuff!). But, hopefully, now that I have your attention, we are in the early stages of planning for our fiftieth class reunion. Yep, its here ... already ... fifty years since commencement night when (I sipped ice-cold "screwdrivers" through plastic tubing from a rubber water bottle under my shirt ... oh, sorry again ... that's another story) we tossed our mortar boards into the air, hugged each other, and stepped out into the big world. So, this year is yet another milestone in our lives, and now its time to leave that big world for a brief weekend, come back together, and say things like, "Hey, whatcha been doin' since then?" It'll be like a "Golden Anniversary." We are planning to hold our 50th Class Reunion in September over the Labor Day Weekend. That weekend was chosen due to scheduling conflicts at and cost considerations for appropriate facilities. So, save that weekend and if you have something else already scheduled, please change it and plan to join us ... because you only celebrate one 50th High School Reunion, and all things considered, that is the best weekend that we can settle on. Our first step is to call for all members of the Class of 1959 to send to us, both your e-mail and your snail mail addresses, so that we can update our class contact list and send out notices. This would also include those who were in our class through our Richland School years, but may have moved and did not graduate as a Bomber. We were all a big unique family during those years in Richland, WA, Bomber Land, USA. So, bring it on! Please, send an e-mail, that provides your current contact "email address" and your current "mailing address" to Burt Pierard at: In addition, we ask that friends and relatives of our fellow members of the Class of 1959, or anyone who might know their whereabouts, please help us out by calling this announcement to the attention of any '59ers or send updating contact information to us, yourselves. We need all the help that we can get and ... your help will be most appreciated. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ "The new kid on the block" aka "The newest member of the committee for the Class of 1959 Fiftieth Reunion." **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Brinkerhoff ('61) To: Roger Sharp ('59) Re: Lack of obesity in the old pictures The comments about the previously more active life are true and make a lot of sense. I remember walking a lot. It's just what we did. One thing I didn't notice anybody commenting on was the proliferation of corn syrup in practically everything we eat and drink. I've seen articles on the internet saying this is a contributor to obesity, but I don't know if it's fact or noise. -Ken Brinkerhoff ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bobbie Gilstrap Garrick ('72) Re: Colt & Bomber Dad passed away The Gilstrap family grew up next door to the Kaas family, I heard from Sandy Kaas Wallace ('68) that her dad, Niels Kaas passed away in his sleep 2/5/09. His Wife Juanita, children, Judy ('66), Sandy and David ('69) and their Dog "Tippy" are going to miss Him more than words can describe. He was loved by the Gilstrap children who pestered him and his wife while they worked in their beautiful yard every summer. He had a wonderful sense of humor. The Welch, Wilson, McClanahan, Gilstrap, Thompson, Bowles, and the Kaas families can say as children on Abert Street we had the best fun with out Game Boys and cell phones to keep us busy All parents were our "other parents"... when we were growing up everyone helped their neighbors and looked out for each other. They taught us and were always there to listen and help. Email helps us all keep connected and I am glad my Mom is not here to grieve over another loss in the Abert neighborhood. -Bobbie Gilstrap Garrick ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Who Are they? To: All Bombers Another installment of 12. However number 217 is missing because I never used it. Hope you enjoy these. -Don Sorensen (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Niels Kaas ('37 Colt) ~ 12/31/19 - 2/5/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: "Em" De Vine ('52), Mike Clowes ('54) Tom Tracy ('55), Annette Verellen ('56) Ed Quigley ('62), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Gary Behymer ('64), Alan Lobdell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry Molnaa ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Woods ('61WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Photo 219 Gordon Towne is kneeling at right. He and his family were long- time friends of my family. He was a Fireman with my Dad. As an aside, I will add that he was the one who called to tell me my brother Richard ('57-RIP) had died in a car wreck. Gordon was the perfect person to call me with that terrible information because, for one thing, he was a huge guy, a tower of strength in my mind. He had a beautiful, strong, deep voice. While I went ballistic, he stayed on the line with loving support, talking to me in that calm steady voice until I could settle down and listen to his instructions. I was home alone with my 2 children. No cell phones in those days, of course. After I regained my senses, Gordon told me to go across the street and get my neighbor lady so I wouldn't be alone until husband (Ray Hubbard '52) came home from work. Coincidentally... yeah, I know this is becoming a "Pappy Story"*... ha ha (love your stories, Pappy!) this woman was the one who rescued my parents from being Shiveried when they were married w-a-a-y back in 1932. A Shivery was a tradition back in the old days of "kidnapping" the bride and keeping the newlyweds apart for their wedding night. It supposedly was tremendously funny... for the perpetrators! (How heartless is that??????) Anyway, that's Gordon Towne, one of the great heroes of my life and I love him and his family forever. *Speaking of Pappy Swan, I will include a photo of my Sandra's puppy. She and Bobby started looking for a dog a month or so ago when they realized she needed a furry little creature to cuddle while she is off work for several months of chemo treatments. (To tell the truth, at this point, I think if she had said she wanted a baby elephant, Bobby would have tried to find one for her.) She had a very specific dog in mind, one like they had in Anchorage, and they were searching the internet, finding leads in the Seattle and Coeur D' lene areas. (Can you believe I was married there once, and still can't spell it!!!) Then she found this litter right here in the Tri-Cities. -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Don't recognize the folks attending the evening piano recital in picture #220, but I do believe it was taken downstairs at Korten's Music Store in Uptown. And, tell the truth, Don, wasn't [the missing/unused #] 217 a photograph of the mysterious swimming pool that was to be under the gym floor at Chief Joseph? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ The weather guessers' predition of snow on Sunday was moved to Tuesday (possibly due to lack of interest) here in Mount Angel, OR. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Bill Smith ('55), Thanks for the Clydesdale picture. [2/8/09 Sandstorm] Can't wait for the Budweiser Ads. The dalmation training dog has a tough job ahead. I support both the author and photographer... and why not? The apocryphal documentation deserves to be registered as a historical or hysterical event. If the moose wants to haul a little lumber for a little sweet & salted granola mix, who's to deny him? The last time I attempted to get a moose to do something, it was to no avail. Summer of '55- Chuck Curtis ('55) and I followed up on a job the UW gave us in Anchorage. Our elderly landlady's apartment house was in Spenard, located somewhere between downtown and the airport. She woke us up one morning, screaming at the top of her lungs. We dashed to the back door and beheld a large moose in the back yard, calmly listening to her as it chomped cabbage after cabbage. Then it headed for the beautiful rows of lettuce. I'm sure it was "easier pickin's" than dredging the bottom of nearby Lake Spenard. Chuck and I did some fancy yelling, tossing a few utensils at it as we attempted to help poor Bertie Ingoldsby save her vegetable garden. Bertie even reached down and turned the garden hose on the animal--which seemed to offer it more comfort than discontent... but to no avail. The garden was leveled and Bertie took it philosophically, "I guess it needed to be fed. This was my "Victory Garden". To the victor went the spoils. While delivering furniture to Ft. Richardson U.S. Army Base and Elmendorf AFB, we spotted a newborn calf moose down the embankment in a meadow. We convinced the driver to stop so we could explore the status of the calf. He wasn't convinced that we should go down to look, but we saw no reason to miss the close up exam. It was a mistake. As we approached it, we heard loud rustling across a small opening in the lodgepole pine grove, followed by the appearance of a large, fast-legged cow heading for us. We barely made it up on top of the semi-truck's hood ... over the top and inside the opposite door. I have a lot of respect for any Mother who can move that fast across the meadow... and will always honor her requests to move away from her calf in my best "feet-don't-fail-me-now" fast break. The only other excitement we had on our stay- as we returned from our daily hitchhike to work and back on July 3rd, we witnessed the Fireworks' Stand Owner diving out of the stand just as the stand blossomed into a Larry Mattingly ('60)-like exhibition after someone in a frightened attempt to light a rather large display too close to the stand started the launch sequence.. Alaska is a gloriously beautiful place. With a moose behind almost every tree. However, if anyone wants to hitch one up to haul logs, I say "More Power To You"... I view it as like trying to carry a cat home by the tail... (Remember the boy who wanted to do that?... Mark Twain said, If a boy wants to carry the cat home by the tail... I say let him." He'll not grow dim or doubtful. And chances are... he'll not try to carry the cat home by the tail again" . Anyway, Bill, I'll pass your pic and story on to our mutual friend, Hoyt Roberts ('55) and fellow-explorer scout from Richland's the Nazarenne Church Scout Group, Hoyt Roberts. As you may remember, our wilderness inexperience was only exceeded by our lack direction in the Washington Wilderness adventure... from which Hoyt reminded me, We were lucky to have gotten out of the woods alive". I hope your vineyards are flourishing in that great land by the flowing Yakima & Columbia waters near our beloved RHS. All the best to your family. -Tom Tracy ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette Verellen Parnell ('56) Re: Photo 219 The man on the right of the first row of Picture 219 is Gordon Towne. He was Fire Chief for the Hanford Fire Department and a great person. -Annette Verellen Parnell ('56) ~ Richland, hoping for some sunshine today. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed Quigley ('62) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Hey Don, In picture #218 of the 2/9/09 Sandstorm, the gentleman in the middle is Phil Fuqau, and to his right is Dr. Dag Norwood, my father's boss, until about 1965, maybe longer, but that's when I left Richland, and kind of lost track of who was doing what. They were all involved in health matters out in "the areas", but were based out of the little building just to the left of Kadlec Hospital, as you faced the main doors. -Ed Quigley ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: Ice House in Richland This question from George Caruthers ('46-NAB), the blind piano tuner from Korten's. Anybody know/remember where the Ice House was located in Richland? George thinks it was "downtown somewhere" and says that it was run by Jerry Guinn -- who is probably the father of Jerry Guinn ('62). Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 65 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: "The Omnivore's Dilemma" There are many reasons and answers for our overweightness. A reading of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" may give you a better understanding of our condition and how we got there. Here's a review from the NY Times... -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: Weight, Now and Then It's not hard to see why the people were so much slimmer back then. Everyone who is saying no activity and too much fast food is correct. Diet plans and weight loss is one of the fastest growing businesses in the country. I remember a comment I read about a traveler from Europe when he was asked about the United States. He said, "I saw a lot of fat happy people." I can't say that the comment was a good thing for us. At the gym I go to I am always amazed at the shape our young men are in, or out of. The number of very overweight in the 20 to 35 age range is unreal. Did anyone see the show about the guy who tried to live for month or so eating only McDonald's? He about killed himself. Yes, I sound like a health nut and in a way I am. I try to eat only organic and free range, no dairy products, no processed sugar, and no carbs after 6pm. By the way, my son and daughter-in-law now have 12 new Mastiff/Great Dane puppies. Anyone want a soon-to-be large dog? -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and Ken Huggins sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Judi Pearson ('54) "Pappy" Swan ('59), Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) Patti Jones ('60), Stephanie Dawson ('60) Mary Ann Vosse ('63), Linda Reining ('64) Tedd Davis ('70), Ken Huggins (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Carter ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Drew Coughren ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) I believe the ice house in old Richland became the Frontier Tavern. If not, next door. All towns had an ice house in those days, where ice in large blocks was stored for summer use. When I was a kid in Minnesota we had one nearby in a barn. The ice was cut from Lake Minnetonka and stored in 4' X 2" blocks buried in bales of hay. I know all this because we had to be chased out several times playing amongst the bales. In retrospect, it was sort of dangerous in there amongst the melting ice and tons of hay. I have no idea where Richlanders got their ice. maybe they hauled it in from up north. -Dick McCoy ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi Pearson Parker ('54) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: #118 The gentleman in #218 on the left is Dr. Ralph Sachs. Dr. Sachs was the head of Public Health in Richland in the '50s. He and his wife, Violet, were wonderful neighbors and friends of my parents when we lived on Haines. Dr. Sachs has been in several of your pictures. -Judi Pearson Parker ('54) ~ Phoenix where of all things it has rained. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) To: The Class of 1959, the last great class of the nifty fifties! Re: The '59 Fiftieth In case you missed it before: NEWS FLASH! ... EXTRA ... BREAKING NEWS ... THIS JUST IN! ... (Sorry folks, I always wanted to say or write that stuff!). But, hopefully, now that I have your attention, we are in the early stages of planning for our fiftieth class reunion. Yep, its here ... already ... fifty years since commencement night when (I sipped ice-cold "screwdrivers" through plastic tubing from a rubber water bottle under my shirt ... oh, sorry again ... that's another story) we tossed our mortar boards into the air, hugged each other, and stepped out into the big world. So, this year is yet another milestone in our lives, and now its time to leave that big world for a brief weekend, come back together, and say things like, "Hey, whatcha been doin' since then?" It'll be like a "Golden Anniversary." We are planning to hold our 50th Class Reunion in September over the Labor Day Weekend. That weekend was chosen due to scheduling conflicts at and cost considerations for appropriate facilities. So, save that weekend and if you have something else already scheduled, please change it and plan to join us ... because you only celebrate one 50th High School Reunion, and all things considered, that is the best weekend that we can settle on. Our first step is to call for all members of the Class of 1959 to send to us, both your e-mail and your snail mail addresses, so that we can update our class contact list and send out notices. This would also include those who were in our class through our Richland School years, but may have moved and did not graduate as a Bomber. We were all a big unique family during those years in Richland, WA, Bomber Land, USA. So, bring it on! Please, send an e-mail, that provides your current contact "email address" and your current "mailing address" to Burt Pierard at: In addition, we ask that friends and relatives of our fellow members of the Class of 1959, or anyone who might know their whereabouts, please help us out by calling this announcement to the attention of any '59ers or send updating contact information to us, yourselves. We need all the help that we can get and ... your help will be most appreciated. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ "The new kid on the block" aka "The newest member of the committee for the Class of 1959 Fiftieth Reunion." **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Photo #211 posted on Feb 6th Since no one else is jumping in, I'll give it a shot. The guy 3rd from the right of the dark haired teacher with his hand over his face, is Robert Shogren ('59). Seated next to him on his right is Rich Greenhalgh ('59). The girl in the white blouse seated one row above Rich Greenhalgh and slightly to his right is Kathleen Smith. Seated on her right is Albert Lane, and on his right is David Mansfield ('59). The girl with the white dress and curly hair seated below David and to his right is Leillia Haugen ('59). In the front row seated 3rd from the right is Susan Pittock ('59). All these folks are class of 1959 Bombers (or woulda beens) Keep the pictures coming. Maybe I'll see someone else I recognize! Thanks -Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Richland Happy Valentine's Day! Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish. WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 2009 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Gray building with red trim just past the Yakima Bridge on the right. heading west from Richland on the right side) TIME: 1:00 P.M. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Re: Chief Joseph "pool" To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Naw, the real truth about the missing pool at Chief Jo is that, if you remember, there was a large squarish indentation on the west end of the building (just beyond the gym). The indentation was so they could knock the wall down easily and put the pool just beyond it, to the west of where the building ended. There was a really good reason why they never put in the pool, but I forget what it was. -Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) Re: Picture of Gordon Towne If my Paul ('63-RIP)were still alive he would have recognized Gordon Towne, I'm sure. Paul's Dad was fire chief at Hanford from the '40s til 1976 when he retired. He always spoke fondly of Gordon Towne and held him in high regard with respect. Of course, when Dad retired I didn't pay attention to the fire department any more, but I'm glad to hear that Gordon Towne became the fire chief. -Mary Ann Vosse Hirst ('63) ~ in snowy Olympia **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re:shivery when I got married, the first time, in '66 to Dale Gray('58?WB), we got married in Seattle at his cousin's house---after the wedding, his brother, Bob, and his cousin, Ed Shane(they are both Col-Hi alum, but have no idea what years they would have graduated)kidnapped me, and their wives, Judy and Blanche, kidnapped Dale. I had no idea what was going on---Bob and Ed drove me around downtown for a few minutes, then we went into a bar(I wasn't 21, but that didn't bother anyone---nobody asked me my age--guess cause I was with "two older men" *grin*)---we found a booth, sat down, and they proceeded to tell me that Dale was in jail----he had gotten thrown into jail for being drunk----not an unusual thing for him, I might add----well, I started crying---couldn't figure out what I was going to do on MY wedding night without the groom! after a few minutes, we walked out of that bar, met up with a cop on the street, who (unbeknownst to me)was in on the joke and told me how sorry he was that he had to arrest Dale(since Dale was stationed in Seattle, he knew lots of cops and bars...*grin*). we left that bar, drove a few streets over, met up with Judy and Blanche---- AND there was Dale--sitting at the booth with the two of them!!!!!!! was never so glad to see anyone in my life!!!!!! *grin* I was so happy to see him, that I didn't even get mad at any of them for almost ruining MY wedding night! *grin* all in all, it was pretty funny, later, and we laughed about it for many years---I told the story to both my daughters, but I assured them that I would NEVER allow anyone to do that to them, and I didn't. *grin* Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)........we had a good storm, from the Northwest on Monday, brought snow to the mountains and snow in Taft--about 40 miles Southwest of where we are--but we got NONE, darnitt!!!!! predicting two more Northwest storms, so maybe, just maybe, if I keep my fingers crossed, Bakersfield might get some snow! *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Tedd Davis ('70) Entered: Tuesday 02/10/2009 1:12:35pm COMMENTS: I live in Port Angeles and teach science in Port Townsend. -Tedd Davis ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Huggins (NAB) Re: Question About Tony Blazine Hello,... I happened across your website and found mention of Tony Blazine a time or two. Well, just so happens that he's originally from my home town of Canton, Illinois and the small monthly magazine that I publish (Canton Area Communities Magazine) is preparing an article on him for an upcoming issue. Is there any chance you could give me any information about Mr. Blazine in regards to your organization? The more detail the better, matter how trivial it may seem! Also...if you have any high resolution scans, that would be wonderful! Any help you could offer would be deeply appreciated! Sincerely, -Ken Huggins Canton Area Communities Magazine P.O. Box 633 ~ 71 East Elm Canton, IL 61520 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Bill Witherup ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Jim Bobo ('56), Ruth Patty ('56) Helen Cross ('62), David Rivers ('65) Gary Schauer ('84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Haynes ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Freddie Schafer ('63-RIP) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Caldwell ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon Laybourn ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane Worden ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Hodge ('71NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janeen Thornton ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) Re: suicide (Dave Sheeley) Feb 7 That is rather an amazing statistic, if true, the number of suicides in the 300 area from 1960s-early 70s. By the way, February 9th The New Yorker has an essay by John McPhee that begins with B-reactor. -Bill Witherup ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Re: The "missing" swimming pool The reason was a slight blunder on the part of the builders. They had constructed the pool before the ground was dug or the wall knocked down. Sort of like the fellow who built his yacht in his basement with no way out. The pool, however, as related in these pages sometime back, was removed to an undisclosed warehouse off Stevens Drive in the North Richland area. The pool was later used as a form in which to make Jell-o for school lunches and the like. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where the weather is currently (as I write this and subject to change at a moment's notice) nice. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Bobo ('56) Re: Sorenson' pictures 221 and 222 I think #221 is Richard Smith ('56) and his father GVR Smith #222 is Richard Smith and Dion Maruca ('58). -Jim Bobo ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Wonder why Richard has a Yo-Yo logo on the shirt. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) Re: Photos #221 & #222 I believe the young man in photos #221 & #222, wearing the white shirt could be Richard Smith ('56). -Ruth Patty Holesworth ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: Tri-City Herald Historic Richland Photos Gary LeClair ('63) is in photo #59, and I think Mr. Haag was in the photo, too. Bob LeClair ('65) is in #38. They were neighbors of ours on Olympia Street and I never realized how much they looked alike until I tried to identify Bob in #38. I just got back online due to doing other things, and it's still in the warm 50s here with some rain... and sunshine... what a change from just over a week ago, but it can't last, I do not believe.... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Big kids rule Ok, I admit it... the last time I wrote about the Birthday Boy and his beautiful Bomber-babe wife ('63) I fudged and made up this big romantic story about their romance that was true in sprit but lacked a little in the way of accurate facts... hey... sometimes ya gotta make stuff up... ya gotta remember that when they were Seniors I was at the bottom of the pecking order... I once saw a TV Show... where... oh poop... oh yeah Clu Gullager told a guy he was a "Yuk"... then he asked "ya know what a Yuk is? It's too wet to step on and too low to kick"... Well, back then I was in such awe of the Seniors that I was afraid to even say "Say man" to them... I was... a Yuk... at least to me... I mean it was like I was a Boot and they were all Master Gunnies... can't imagine a boot saying "Say man" to the Top... so that was the sitchashun back then... but over the years I got to know the Seniors and found out they were just guys and totally awesome Bomber-babes... so as time went on I got to know and love the Birthday boy and his lady... even if their romance wasn't as I portrayed it on their past anniversary, it was something I have admired and continue to admire... I've never been able to stay in one place with one person very long... at least not in my drinking days... always hadda be on the move... maybe like Jimbeaux ('63) and I talked about one day a few years back when we were discussing a mutual friend... maybe I didn't want anybody to know me well enough and find out I was a fraud... at least in my eyes... when things come too easily it is easy to convince yourself that you don't deserve what you have... Gawd can I get off track... all I'm trying to say is I really miss the birthday boy and will always have him with me in my heart... in fact, he's one of the handfull of people, including my dad that I say "goodnight" to every night before falling asleep... Join me in wishing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Freddie Schafer ('63 RIP) on February 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be remiss if I didn't also wish a Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to two of my favorite '65ers: Pat Caldwell and Shanon Laybourn!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Schauer ('84) Re: Rick Schauer's ('76) passing Richard (Rick) J. Schauer ('76), a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend, lost his courageous battle with lung cancer and left us to join our Lord on February 8th, 2009. We moved to Richland in the summer of 1967 when Rick was 9 years old. He grew up in a house on Douglass and attended Lewis Clark Elementary, Carmichael Jr. High, and then on to Columbia High School. With his father, Mel Schauer, occupying the Vice Principal's office, he had to somewhat mind his Ps and Qs, but that didn't keep him from getting the most out of his time at CHS. Rick excelled in sports, going to state in wrestling and football his senior year. He didn't get a chance to realize his potential at the state wrestling meet since he had an injured knee and then was knocked cold 1 minute into his first match by taking an opponent's heel to the face. He played center (all 170 lbs of him) on the '75 football team that went all the way to the state finals before losing to Foss at Husky Stadium. One great story that our mom, Betty Schauer, shared with us today, while preparing for Rick's memorial service, was when he and a few of his fellow senior football players crashed a pep assembly at Kennewick High just prior to their rival football game. Word has it that Rick and the others walked onto the KHS stage, took the microphone and proceeded to read a poem that Rick had written that told of how Kennewick was going to fail on the grid iron that night. Well, they didn't make it out of there without an escort from our father, who was called by the KHS principal, "Mel, your son's over here and you won't believe what he's doing". Much to her chagrin, Rick was also very protective of his younger sister, Lori ('78), who was as sophomore during Rick's senior year. There is more than one story about the many young men that Rick "persuaded" to not hang around Lori. While she was mad at him at the time, she grew to love him for it and may not have met her husband of 29 years, if it hadn't been for Rick's persistence. Rick also loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and water skiing on the mighty Columbia. After high school, Rick attended Gonzaga and Central WA University before finishing his Industrial Design degree at Western WA University. During the summers of his undergraduate years, Rick fed his need for adventure and the great outdoors by spending time in Alaska working in canneries and on fishing boats as well as touring Europe for 3 months with his good friend, Jeff Otness. Rick later went to earn his Masters in Information Technology from Seattle Pacific University. Rick began his career at Boeing Military, where he spent 15 years in Information Technology. He then moved to Alaska Airlines in 1999 and developed a love for the company and the valued the friendships he made with so many co-workers. Those who knew Rick well know that he cherished his family above all else. It was what truly made him happy. It was during his time at Boeing that Rick met the love of his life, Michelle. They were married in April '87 and spent over 21 loving years together in Renton. Their daughter, and pride and joy, Danielle ("Dani") was born in July '94, and is a freshman at Hazen high school. Rick was preceded in death by his father, Melvin. He is survived by his wife Michelle, daughter Danielle Schauer, mother Betty Schauer, sister Lori (Dennis) McCord ('78), brother Gary (Lori) Schauer ('84), four nieces & nephews Ryan McCord ('99), Calli (McCord) Cox ('02), Rachel Schauer and Matthew Schauer, mother- in-law Margaret Stevenson and father-in-law Mike Baith. His family and friends miss him very much. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 15th at 2:00 PM at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 1700 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA 98056. In lieu of flowers, the family invites contributions to be made in the name of Rick Schauer to Cancer Care area of Valley Medical Center Oncology Care unit. These can be done on-line. Please share your thoughts and favorite memories about Rick on the Sandstorm or on the website (search for Rick Schauer). Will miss you, big brother. You were a great role model and protector and deeply loved by the many lives that you touched. -Gary Schauer ('84) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Rick Schauer ('76) ~ 5/24/58 - 2/8/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ruth Miles ('59), Jim Armstrong ('63) David Rivers ('65), Robert Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff Curtis ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny Wright ('63) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne Wallace & Elva McGhan ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) Re: Photo #220 I agree that photo #220 is at Korten's, and I believe the organist is Sandy Witherup ('59). -Ruth Miles Bruns ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA where the snow drops have been in bloom since the end of January, but nothing else so far has the courage to deal with the freezing fog and other jolly weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) Re: Photo #221 Hi. That is Richard Smith ('56) and his dad George Smith in picture #221. Richard was the Tri-Cities Yo-Yo Champion. His prize was a three speed bike which I bought from him for $35. I was his neighbor on Haupt Ave. until he moved away after graduating. Regards, -Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: '65ers UNITE All right you groovy guys and groovy gals, 2009 is rushing along and you need to make plans for June... Simpson ('65) will coordinate the where's and when's... he's got some great ideas and has volunteered some kids to open their houses to party time... We've about worn Carl ("Beaver" '65) and Jane out... Mark your calendars for June 26, 27 and 28! I'll hit town around 7PM on the 25th... Allegiant has great fares but their flight comes in a little later than I'd like... but I'll head right down to the DQ cuz I'll be in dire need of food and don't wanna miss the opening of CDN's... Gotta get my Adair ('65-'67; '70; '08) fix and see all the hot rod guys and gals... Please be sure and save these dates for Richland... as always, I'm not just talkin '65ers either... we wanna see all your smiling faces (lemme rephrase... I wanna see all your smiling faces!)... These days with times as they are I haven't been making alotta trips home so this is a time to catch up on all the news that ain't fit to print... so don't miss it... Just think... all the things you've wanted to say in the Sandstorm (but would only start a war of words which brings much unpleasantry to our dearly loved little paper) can be said to yours truly up close and personal !!!!!!!!!! But I don't wanna hear any one of you say: "ah gee... I didn't know very many people back then"; "that's just that same old crowd" or any other such nonsense... We will We will Rock YOU! We are the Bombers mighty mighty Bombers everywhere we go-o people wanna know-o who we are so we tell them... We are the BOMBERS mighty mighty Bombers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be there! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Avant ('69) Re: 40th? Are there any plans/planning for a Class of '69 reunion this Spring/Summer/Fall? -Robert Avant ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/2009 ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Karen Cole ('55), Gus Keeney ('57) "Pappy" Swan ('59), Helen Cross ('62) Pete Beaulieu ('62), Ann Engel ('63) Carol Converse ('64), David Rivers ('65) Alan Lobdell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dore Tyler ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Roe ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki Mosley ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val Ghirado ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane Carpenter ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence Fulcher ('51) & Gloria Adams ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) Re: The Cactus Cuties sing The National Anthem Maren, I couldn't resist sending this to the Bombers. Patriotism and goose bumps all because of five little girls. This was at a Texas Tech Basketball game, February 9th. The National Anthem is sung by five young ladies (ages 6-8). You have never heard it performed better than this! An entire arena remains completely silent throughout the song. You could hear a pin drop. Take a moment to listen to this. The two young ladies on the right are six years old. The two in the middle are seven and the one on the left is eight. Bomber cheers, -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, wa where our utilitiy bills are getting higher than our mortgage payment, and they want a raise!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Missing Pool To: Mike Clowes ('54): I had always heard that there was supposed to be a pool under the floor at Carmichael. My memory fails me sometimes these days!!! I seem to remember seeing some blueprints that had it in there, but that might be an" Urban Myth" also!!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ Sunny Yuma, AZ where it is a beautiful 72 day!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Puppy Picking Pointers, Chapter 3 in "The Book of Bella, according to Pappy" Over the years, I have been able to acquire a little experience in selecting a new puppy, especially one that I want to grow up to be my friend and hunting companion. In addition, I have conducted my own little personal research project (most non-scientific of course), review of my dog books, and online information gathering effort, and just talking puppies and dogs with others, along the way. I am certainly not a professional dog trainer. I am just your average amateur, who loves a "good dog." As a result, I have come to the conclusion that if one does his (or her) homework and picks a good pup, from a good litter, in turn, from a good breeder, then one is off to a good beginning and has the best chance of ending up with a good hunting dog/friend. To be sure, sometimes luck plays a part in this process, but through planning and preparation, we can, hopefully, sway the final outcome in our favor. And, from there on, its up to us (whether we train or have a professional do the training) to turn that puppy into what we all want ... "a good dog." Several have asked me for puppy picking pointers, or what do I look for when I select a new pup? Last time I wrote about this ongoing process, I emphasized that I think it is more important, initially, to pick the litter first. If you do, picking from the litter is not such a daunting process (other than the agonizing decision of which pup to pick). Having located a good litter provided by reputable breeders, I am now on my way to focusing on the task of deciding which pup I will claim. And, on Saturday, possibly as you read this, I will be going through the following process of hopefully selecting my new puppy, "Bella." To refresh my aging memory and remind myself what I need to consider when selecting a new puppy, I compiled my own "cheat sheet," of notes to refer to and keep in mind when personally meeting the prospective puppies. If possible, my next step is to observe both parent dogs and learn as much as possible about their health and history. Fortunately, the mom and dad of this litter, that Bella will come from, are both on site and they both exhibit desirable appearance, conformation, good health, a pleasant disposition, and a history of good hunters runs in their line. If one wishes to breed or show their dog when it grows up, then American Kennel Club (AKC) registration and other certifications are very important, and should ensure getting a good healthy pup, because you will know their linage. But again, in my case, I am interested in neither and will have my pup spayed when the time is right. So, there is no real advantage to being able to register my new dog. Darby came from papered stock, but I had her spayed, so the situation was the same. A word of caution is in order here. Puppies are easy to sell to the general public because they are all ... so cute and adorable, and generally, they all project the same lovable presence. But, there is the potential for their coming with any of a multitude of health and behavioral problems. Both can be the results of a number of circumstances. So, Take the time to do a little homework and research to check out breeders. Most breeders operate in an ethical manner with the best of intentions. However, there are breeders who raise pups with one thing in mind ... to make an extra buck, and their operations could border on what we have come to regard as "Puppy Mills." This translates to their emphasis being more on production in numbers than on the quality of their puppies. Consequently, it will pay off in the long run for you to take the time to get to know the breeder, have a "look see" at their operation, ask for references, and try to contact others who have acquired puppies from them. It is only human nature that all breeders will talk positively about their operations and the pups that their dogs produce. The bottom line is that they are operating a business or attempting a paying (or at least ... a break even) hobby. So, it behooves you to cut through the rhetoric and find what you want in a puppy. After all, that cute little puppy will, all too soon, become a "Big Dog" and will share a substantial amount of your lifetime with you. And, to paraphrase and corrupt a well-known ad on TV, "Its your money, spend it the way you want too!" And now, back to the rest of the story. Once the pups are about 6 weeks of age, it is initial puppy picking time! Ideally, it would be best to pick a puppy at 8 - 12 weeks of age. However, the pressure is usually on from other prospective puppy purchasers, and if you wait too long, you will find yourself sorting through the left overs. Thus, there is an advantage to finding a breeder with a good litter early on and securing "the pick or close to it" of the litter. Dog experts used to advocate acquiring a puppy at 49 days of age (seven weeks) as imperative to beginning training. Some even advocated taking the puppy at 5 - 6 weeks of age. More recently, it is recognized that the important "socialization" process begins and is occurring between puppies, their mother, and from early human contact, and the puppies should stay with their mom and litter mates at least until 7 or 8 weeks of age. And the new owner should pay particular attention to further socialization of the puppy, as it will have direct bearing on the dogs disposition as it matures. Keep in mind that the "picking event" should not be rushed. I take my time and exercise patience, allowing things to play out and take their natural course. Check with the breeder and try to establish a time to accomplish the following. Ask for a time when the pups have not just been fed and are therefore lethargic and only want to sleep. When I first see the puppies, I stand back and just watch for a while. I observe the puppies for their colors and markings, behavior, vitality, and appeal. Since I (again) want a female this time, I will ask the breeder to separate them out and to allow me to look only at the females, for now. That narrows the focus and cuts down on the distractions, as they are all so cute, at this point. Next, I make some unusual noises (smacking my lips, blow my silent dog whistle, toot my "coach-type" dog whistle) to see which pups perk up and become inquisitive, and I watch their response, which can also be a little test of their hearing. I will lay down, on their level, for a face to face encounter and see who comes to me. Then, I have an up close and personal visit with the pups that show an interest in me. About here is where I really begin to gradually make the cuts in the list of potential puppy partners. This is not easy ... because again, they are all ... so cute, but now I need to force myself to become more objective toward making a good and sensible final choice. Yes, for a hunting dog, I tend to look for the more active pup, but I put great emphasis on whether the pup voluntarily comes to me and shows interest in me, because I want to hedge my bet, not only to (hopefully) get a good hunter, but above all ... I want a buddy! A happy, confident (tail held high), and active pup more than likely indicates a more healthy pup ... with a good disposition. Shy, retiring, listless, or highly defensive acting pups could indicate a pup that may be more difficult to socialize and train. Therefore, I try to keep in mind that the puppy, that will hopefully, be more likely to grow into the ideal hunting dog and friend, will be the puppy that is alert, playful, friendly, agile (as much as a puppy can be), full of vitality with tail held high, accepts petting, and will follow me around. I drag a game bird wing on a string around past the puppies to see who shows interest in it. I keep some wings, from birds taken in the past, in my freezer for training purposes, so I will take one of those. However, a rolled up and tied cloth sprinkled with bird scent, purchased at a sporting goods or pet store, will also work. This is a good time (and perhaps again later, when narrowed down to a final puppy candidate) to look for the puppy's body to watch out for, include legs that bow in or out, and weak pasterns (the area between the wrist and the foot). When the puppy runs, its gait should be free and smooth. Check the feet. Are they normal? Avoid flat feet with spread toes and feet that toe in at the rear. As I narrow my candidates to become Bella, I will pick up a puppy, in my hands and hold it to my chest, to see how it acts. At first, it may struggle or briefly growl a little puppy growl, but then, it should relax and snuggle or lick my hand. Next, carefully, calmly, and slowly lay the puppy on its back, on the ground or floor, and watch its reaction and behavior. The length of time it struggles before becoming upright might be a sign of how active it will be, as an adult. If it pops right back up, it could become a very active dog. If it just lays there for a long time, it could be a very laid back or submissive dog. For a hunting dog, I look for one that struggles a little and then rights itself. At this point, I will hopefully be down to 1 or 2 candidates, so I will take a closer look at each puppy's physical condition, the best that I can with my amateur abilities. I begin with the head, checking for a soft spot, the "fontanel" on the dome of the skull. By now, it should be closed up and not soft. If it is present, I will avoid that pup. Then, I will look into the eyes to see if they are clear and bright, with dark pupils showing no lines or spots. There should be no swelling in the membranes surrounding the eye. Do the outer ears appear healthy and well furred? Are the ear canals clean and sweet smelling with no head shaking shown by the pup? Is the nose cool and moist with no nasal discharge or frequent sneezing apparent? Next, I want to look at the puppy's mouth by lifting the jowls to check for an appropriate bite for the breed (a slight over or scissors) bite or an even bite is desirable for a lab. Avoid an excessive undershot or overshot bite unless suitable for the breed (such as the bulldogs and Boxers). The teeth should not be "brown." The gums should be pink and healthy looking. The pup should breath in and out without effort and the chest should appear normal. Laying the palm of my hand or my ear on the puppy's chest, I should feel or hear a normal heart beat. Looking at the pup's abdomen, I should see clean and healthy looking skin and the naval should appear normal. The pup's coat should be bright and shiny with the correct color for the breed, and it should be free of parasites (fleas, etc.). When running my fingers through the puppy's hair, it should feel soft and pliable, and there should be no excessive scratching or areas of inflamed skin. And finally, I will finish off the examination by checking the "pup's stern end" and genitals for normalcy. The anus should be clean and healthy looking. If not, it could indicate a problem with internal parasites. A male puppy should have both testicles descended. This may happen later, However, if not, the dog will not be a candidate for breeding or showing, if those are considerations, for you. For a female puppy, look for pasted down hair around the vulva or vaginal discharge, a sign of juvenile "vaginitis." This is a common problem, and usually should resolve spontaneously after the first heat cycle, but look for any excessive intensity. I offer no guarantee that my puppy picking pointers will ensure you of picking a future field trial champion or a champion show dog, nor will they assure you of not going home with a "Marley." We all get shot straight in the heart, by the arrows shot by these little canine cupids, those that inflict the "warm and fuzzies" for any lovable little puppy. But, with a little thought, planning, common sense, and luck, you stand a better chance of simply picking a puppy that will become a "good dog." But, that delightful "Marley" story aside, dogs generally become what we make of them, after we acquire them as puppies. If you watch "The Dog Whisperer," there is great truth in what Cesar Millan puts forth, basically that the dog owner, not the dog, must be the pack leader. Failure to follow that basic rule pretty much means a less than desirable life with any dog, resulting in a dog that the rest of the household finds itself revolving around. But, more on that, on down the line. For a glimpse of what strikes me as a dog with a very good and desirable disposition, for a companion and family member, view the below video. Oh, and it just happens to be a Yellow Lab! On the Dreamwelder Site, click on "DEMO REEL." Click on "Music Videos." And finally, scroll down and click on the small picture of the little boy and his dog in the lower right of the window screen. This will allow it to play on a larger screen. Other than writing on one, I am not a computer whiz, so this was the only way that I could figure out to send it in to Sandstorm for all to view. If anyone would like to receive this video as an attachment to an email, drop me a line and I will send it to you. Enjoy! Ok, in case you missed it, I'm really excited about getting a new puppy to raise, train, and be my buddy. I will be applying the above pointers in my final selection of Bella, today (as you read this), which also happens to be Valentines Day. And then, on 28 February, Bella will come to her new home. For those of you who love dogs, as I do, especially hunting dogs, again, I will provide periodical updates of the actual selection, homecoming, bonding, and training results for "Bella," the featured star of, "Pappy's PPP" or Puppy Procurement Project. And, remember, "Small paws leave a big, lasting impression on the heart!" -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where the sun has been shining a little more (well, off and on, but more off). So on occasion, I sit and think, on my big rock next to where my meditation pond will someday be. Mostly, I just sit, but when I do think, I recall the happy times of younger years with an old friend. But eventually, my thoughts turn to the future joys that a new little friend will bring. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Yesturday I attended a wonderful celebration of our 16th President's 200th birthday, that would be Abraham Lincoln, by being a part of a group of about 250 where we had speeches, music from a band that plays l9th century music, and laid wreathes at the gravesite of Nancy Hanks Lincoln who died in l8l8, when Lincoln was just 9. She is buried at the National Parks site of Lincoln's Boyhood Home about 20 miles from where I live. I am embarrassed, that I did not send this in the day before, as a reminder that this is Lincoln's bicentennial year, as it was in 2003 for Lewis and Clark. I've enjoyed celebrating this history. Our speaker yesterday said Lincoln faced a nation that had far more serious problems than we do today. Well, we have serious enough problems, we are praying that our legislaturive represenatatives can put serious thought to this situation, and come up with some solutions.... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where we celebrated Lincoln's Birthday with sunshine and about 60 weather.. what a change from the ice storms of 2 weeks ago. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete Beaulieu ('62) Re: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) As one burdened with a steel trap mind for trivia (but nothing else), I do recall the not-so-good reason why the pool was never built at Chief Joseph school. A choice was made between a pool or the equally costly glass block wall sections over all of the classroom windows. -Pete Beaulieu ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Engel Schafer ('63) Re: Alma Schafer (Bomber Mom - RIP) Bomber Mom of freddie ('63-RIP), Kay ('66), and Arty ('70) Read her obit on the Einan's Website: -Ann Engel Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Cloass of '64) Re: Gas Stations Of Yesteryear -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Cloass of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Have Birthdays Will Travel Wire Paladin San Francisco....... What on earth am I thinking... sometimes I scare myself with the stuff that comes outa my mind and onto my screen... here it is birthday time for one of the '66er's Bomber-babes, a lady most of us know as well as we know our own family members ('72) and a member of our '58 B-Ball Champs ('59)... but since I mentioned it and haven't a clue why I gotta tell a little story on my illegitimate son... I may have mentioned it before but it is worth repeating... often... A pretty large number of us went to Richland Lutheran Church, back in the day... during Jr High we attended confirmation classes to be confirmed in the church... That just triggered the thought that what happens if you were 22 years old and you just decided to start attending the church... what happened then? Well, it has nothing to do with this story so I'll ponder that one later... anyway... one evening we were all dutifully attending class... Now since there were so many of us attending it just so happened that we would get many visitors who were just there for the social aspect without any thought to attending full time or becoming a member of Richland Lutheran... One of those visitors was my I. S... It seems that he had retired early and was lying awake in his PJs feeling left out and lonely... His Mom never allowed him to get a Red Rider Daisy (years later I found him one at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet his then girl friend and I attended regularly)... but during our 7th grade year, after the rest of us had turned to cars and girls... he received a set of Paladin Guns, complete with the Knight chess piece on the holsters (yeah I know... Paladin only carried one six shooter and a derringer... dunno why this set had two guns but it did)... So my I. S., Terry Davis ('65), got outa bed and walked the few blocks from the Jason Lee Area to the church... naturally class was in session when he arrived in his PJs wearing his 6-guns... Ilene, the lady teaching the class said something to the effect of: "Terry Davis, give me those guns and take your seat"... Terry whirled on her, with his hand on the guns and exclaimed: "Nobody takes my guns, stranger"... true story! So we got two Bomber-babe birthdays on the 14th of February... true Valentine girls both... Gimme a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Vicki Mosley ('66) and Val Ghirardo ('72)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and if I may be so bold as to ad a Huge Hip Hip Hooray to Bill Roe ('59) of the '57-'58 Championship Bombers as well!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: '89 Reunion To: Robert Avent ('69) Go to the all Bomers link [bottom of every Sandstorm - and\] and you will see that the reunion is set for July 14, 15, and 16. Info can be picked up at the '69 site. -Alan Lobdell ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Deirdre Lambert ('68) ~ 1/30/50 - 1/31/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Clowes ('54), "Pappy" Swan ('59) Missy Keeney ('59), Linda McKnight ('65) John Allen ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: Junior High School Swimming Pool(s) The Carmichael pool project was derailed because of a perceived seepage problem from the Wellsian ponds. Some engineers felt that the ground wasn't firm enough to hold both the gym and the pool. They were also dubious about the location of the tennis courts at the bottom of the hill. At least until someone pointed out that tennis balls weighed less than a pool full of water. The pool plans were then diverted to Chief Joseph. And the rest is still clouded in government secrecy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where we are experiencing a very dry February ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bob - Your eyes are brown. -Maren} **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Reunion tales To: The Class of 1959 Please send an email to Burt Pierard ('59) including your snail mail mailing address, even if you do not plan to attend our reunion, planned for Labor Day weekend. This will help us to update our contact list for the Class of '59, and enable us to contact you if there are any changes in regard to the tentative reunion plans. In addition, it will provide needed information for our "Memory Book," to be made available at the reunion or mailed to you if you order one. Re: Puppy Tails Well, we peered at a passel of puppies today, and I still do not know which one is Bella. The granddaughter of the breeder decided that the puppies seemed hungry again, and fed them just before we arrived. Some were active ... off and on... when they were not taking an after lunch nap. And, Mrs. Pappy liked one pup in particular and I favored another. Guys, I'm wondering if I made a mistake taking my wife with me in my attempt at selecting a future hunting dog? Anyway, we are going back next Saturday, to try again. In the meantime, we took some pictures providing graphic evidence as to why this could turn into a "Big Decision." Actually, I like this puppy picking period, and I don't mind prolonging it a bit. There's nothing like it and I love the smell of puppy breath in the morning, for an old Marine, who likes puppies, likes to hunt, and ... well, just likes dogs, and...and... -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where I sit looking at puppy pictures, with a smile on my face ... and muttering to myself. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) Re: Puppies/Dogs Re: Pappy Swan's '59 Valentine's Day entry Those were awesome pointers on selecting a puppy from Pappy yesterday but I have to add a plug for shelter puppies/dogs. Pappy's great advice could also be used when adopting a shelter puppy/dog. All my dogs but 2 have been adopted from the Humane Society. In my "golden" years I have preferred Adult dogs. There are so many mixed breed and adult dogs available for adoption and mine have been wonderful pets and companions through the years. The Humane Society does charge a fee but, in my humble opinion, anything that helps maintain and further the mission of this wonderful organization is worth it. And that's all I have to say about that! -Missy Keeney ('59) ~ reporting from beautiful downtown Richland and rural West Richland where plans are being made for our class of '59's 50th reunion. Stay tuned! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) The first Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon for 2009 will be: WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2009 WHERE: The Red Lion Inn at the Quay on The Beautiful Columbia River, Vancouver, WA TIME: 11:30 a.m. Please let us know if you are coming, so we can make sure there is a nice seat reserved for you, and drop ins are always greeted with big Bomber hugs!! RSVP: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Tom Hemphill ('62) Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) ~ Tigard, OR where that big ball of light in the sky is creating shadows... what oh what can it be? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) Re: 216 WHO? I don't know who any of the men in photo #216 are, but check the direction of gaze for the guy on the far right. I hope he didn't catch too much grief at home when his wife saw the thing. -John Allen ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorensen sent stuff: Burt Pierard ('59), "Pappy" Swan ('59) Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Clatworthy ('46) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley Davis ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toby Huff ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther Dawson ('73wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: George Caruthers (46-NAB) & Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: The Richland Cold Storage Building McCoy is right on with this one except it was officially called Cold Storage when DuPont came to town and didn't become the Frontier Tavern until the middle to late '50s. Check out the enclosed pic for Compressor Cooling Coils mounted on the roof - State of the Art Refrigeration - no need to go fetch ice from the frozen Columbia like in the '20s and '30s - mainly a Locker Business. Apparently the Gov't. was merely waiting until Kit Campbell got his Locker Business up and running in the South End before knocking down everything over the first floor. I never really understood their compulsion to do this to two-story buildings in the central Downtown Core, but hey, they did Nelson & Dam, Howard Amon and totally demolished the Richland Hotel. (I've been meaning to do some research on this item some day.) Anyhow, their tearing down the top story, in this case, leads to one of Paul Beardsley's (RIP) favorite stories. Seems that the building was surrounded by something like 14" (or more) thick, hollow walls, filled with sawdust. Just when they got the roof off, one of "those winds" (not the "Termination" types, but the strong circulating types), came up and resulted in very nearly covering the new Greenway grass - pretty much got most of the Downtown area. Bomber Cheers, Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland P.S. All you '59ers, friends and relatives - keep those emails (with snail mail address info) coming. We've been getting some interesting responses, like some people are contacting whole groups and telling them to send stuff in, whether they are planning to attend or not. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Puppy Decisions I think that I screwed up yesterday, in the way that I sent the pictures of the puppies for Sandstorm, so they were not referenced. Thus, I'm taking another shot at it. The link will take you to some of the puppy pictures, taken at the puppy meeting social. Now, Jeanne and I are thinking that we will take two of the pups? Do any of you Bombers have any input as to the pros and cons of having two dogs, especially two hunting dogs at a time. I know that John Ehlers ('61) has two black Labs. John do you have any thoughts? Obviously, companionship for the dogs, among themselves would be one pro, but then of course, on the con side, everything doubles ... feed bills, vet bills, training, attention, poop patrol effort, and transporting, etc. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA -- I welcome any thoughts from you dog folks. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Who Are They? To: All Bombers Another installment of 6. To: John Allen ('66) I'm sure he's looking at the check! I'd like to know who she is and if she is still around. Seems like the G E News folks didn't miss opportunities to use "cheese cake" shots to illustrate the point. I think this lady swam in a secret under-the-floor pool. -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02), Elva McGhan ('50) Bill Berlin ('56), Terri Royce ('56) Burt Pierard ('59), "Pappy" Swan ('59) Patti Jones ('60), Helen Cross ('62) Carol Converse ('64), Linda McKnight ('65) John Allen ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt Donahue ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Floyd Melton ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) To James Clatworthy ('46) Happy birthday, old Jim on the 16th. You probably biked 50 miles in celebration. When we both went to Cheney, he would bike home, yes, to Richland. You live too far away, Jim, way back in WV. come on back this year to Club 40. To Burt Pierard ('59) Of course I was right about the icehouse. (As usual). I don't remember the cooler du Pont put on top. What a waste for such a short time. As for the wind that blew the sawdust all over, that was a devil wind. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) Re: Cold Storage Plant Starting at the NW corner of GWWay and Lee Blvd: Murry Hardware (built in 1939.) In 1940 the P.O. was built attached to the north end of Murry's. Next was the George Gress Meat Market Next was Phil Schireman's Barber Shop Then the Cold Storage plant. It opened in 1935 with 208 lockers. There were several aisles with wooden "crate like" lockers. Wooden slats about an inch or so apart so the cold air could circulate. Lockers were from floor to almost ceiling. Each had a number and you had your own padlock. They were 24"x24"x30". Ours was on the top row and Dad had to use the ladder to reach it. It was always fun to go in with Dad especially in the hot summer time. When we would butcher Mom and Dad would cut and wrap what would fit in the locker and Mom would can the rest. If there was room Mom would put a few jars of sliced peaches in fruit jars in there. We always canned a lot too. When you first entered the bldg. There was an office. Next came the "Cold room" this is where people could hang beef or pork to cool after butchering. We always butchered in cold weather and hung it up at Grandpa's garage to cool. When we'd have an early spring Gramma would pick and take buckets of her flowers to the Cold room to save for Memorial Day to decorate Great Grandparents' and friends' graves. There were 20"x11"x6" deep tin trays that you could fill with water to freeze your take home ice. After most people had to leave their homes and farms the building was destroyed. This was especially sad for those older customers. Richland Bell Furniture was built on this site. Re: Pictures 229 & 230 Picture 229 1st woman looks like Eva Nielsen and 3rd girl with the long black hair looks like Fritz Happip Bouse. Both worked in Classified Files. Picture 230 1st row 3rd from right with his head against the pipe looks like George Gillette ('47)... Dressed for Atomic Frontier Days. -Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) ~ Kennewick **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: "In the Mood" I am not sure if you have had or will have the opportunity to see a traveling stage show called In the Mood or not. If it does come to your town, GO. It goes back to the era of Glen Miller, Les Brown and the Band of Renown, the Duke (Ellington), early Louie Prima, etc. Really great swing music and dancing, very fine voices and lots of brass and sax... and all of it live. A great Andrews Sisters rendition too and one of my favorites, the St. Louis Blues March. It is a first rate stage orchestra of about 13 gents and three female and three male dancers and they can do it all. Now I bet you think that I was in some big city like Seattle, Portland, L.A. or Burbank, WA but I wasn't. I was in little old Anacortes and I noticed that they had also played in Wenatchee, Walla Walla and Moses Lake so they have been over in Eastern Washington too. Mostly folks our age, two WW II guys in wheelchairs (One Marine and one Army) and a bunch of us from the Nam era and a few from the more recent conflicts. Nearly a full house of about 600 people. They do a routine with all of the service anthems/songs and ask for vets and active to stand and I counted 13 Marines, 18 Navy, 8 Air Force, 22 Army and 1 Coast Guard (me). There were 3 from the Canadian Forces and 1 each from the British and Australian Forces. Do yourself a favor and go see IN THE MOOD. Re: Tom Tracy ('55) and Lonnie Whitner ('55) I guess it has been a couple of weeks ago that Tom ('55) mentioned that he and Lonnie ('55) had gone to the UDub and were Theta Chi's there and a year later I was a Theta Chi at Linfield (Delta Alpha). We did not get north much but had all kinds of sporting and other events with the U of Oregon and Oregon State chapters, but I got to the Theta Chi house in Seattle a few times in the four years that followed. When I graduated Linfield and went to the UW for my MBA, I was asked by a chap by the name of Mark McColm, who represented fraternity jewelry for the A. G. Balfour Co. and was based out of Seattle. He wanted me to be a Graduate Advisor for the UW Theta Chi chapter, not for any particular reason, but just to have some grads show a bit of interest so I did that for a year in 1960-'61. Later when I operated a sport fishing ship up in the Queen Charlotte Islands, of British Columbia, Mark would book three or four groups of guys with us, all of which were fifteen or more people and some real (or is that "reel") heavy hitters around the country. With his Theta Chi connections, he was also a member at the UW chapter, we had some great Theta Chi discussions up in the ship's lounge over "fine wine and cigars". Too bad I didn't know that Tom and Lonnie were frat brothers because we could have gotten them up to ship and "drown some herring" together. Re: Pappy ('59) and the Mutt... sorry... Bella. My Dad used to say that you should take your time and spend wisely on quality... especially shoes and mattresses. The idea being that you spend a lot of time in or on them and thus your investment should pay off in your comfort. It seems to me to be the same with getting a good dog. We raised Lab's when we moved to Kennewick, actually my parents and brother Bruce (KHS '61), and we noted a long time ago that a buyer of our dogs with a purpose, let's say for hunting, took a lot longer to make their pick. Someone just looking for a good dog was less particular and faster to get their money out, so what I think Pappy is doing is making a good investment in something he will spend a lot of time with over the years and his plan of attack is a pretty good one from my view point. Dad preferred brother and sister combinations and was of the opinion that they hunted together better. Two males were more competitive and thus less apt to command well. If it were Border Collies, then you definitely want a brother and sister combination, or a brother and two sisters if you wanted a troika for herding cattle. My ex-Father-in-law ran a pretty big spread over in Ellensburg and started out with two brother Border Collies and it was like having coyotes herding but when one was killed and he got a female (not a sister) they all tended to mind better and herd a lot more evenly. My feeling is that you have a real advantage in a brother/sister combination than a male and female from two different bitches (Can I say that word?) -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where the weather is warming up, they sun is out more and Dr. Dave ('57) Priebe and wife Norma are climbing/hiking the hills of New Zealand (I think). No jokes from him in about a week now. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Terri Royce Weiner ('56) To: George "Pappy" Swan Re: Puppy Decisions Pappy, I just can't resist; you've hit me where I live. Two dogs? Of course! We love having two at a time (and had 3 until a year ago). Three was a bit much, and my husband keeps reminding me that our "girls" are so close to each other that a third would raise some jealousy/control issues. So, even though I sneak looks sometimes, I guess we'll stick to 3 ('til Richard turns his back). Two dogs love each other. They wind themselves around head to tail (well, the corgi has no tail), tug on ropes together, and always have each other's company. Since we live in Seattle, I take the dogs to Marymoor Park in Redmond (the largest in the nation, I've been told). They race in circles and chase each other constantly. My Pembroke corgi will swim and fetch in the water for over an hour if I let her, while my springer spaniel/lab paddles around and waits patiently. Then they're out -- fresh from the water, and off they go. From whom would they hide in the tall grass if there were only one? Would one dog pounce if another pretended not to see it? Since we space our dogs by 3 years or so (not your situation, I know), they learn from each other that car rides are great, etc. On the few times we travel where we can't take them, they have each other's company at a professional dog walker's home,or a large "bed-and-bath" kennel. Knowing they have each other away from home is reassuring. So to close out my answer -- yes, there are 2 vet bills, etc. (attention? you have 2 arms for hugs). Of course, I'm not familiar with multiple hunting dogs but, I've noticed when working on basic training with a puppy, my older dog(s) follow right along. They're either reliving their puppy-hood, of just not wanting that youngster to show them up. DO IT! And enjoy. -Terri Royce Weiner ('56) ~ In Sensational Seattle where the city, itself, boasts more dogs than kids. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: Don Sorensen (Honorary Bomber) 2/16 Pic #227 When I first looked at the left side of the pic, I thought it was a Sacy rehearsal for an upcoming show (like Christmas for all the 1st-3rd Graders who didn't have Speaking Parts). Closer examination indicates that wasn't true - not complete classes & 4th-6th Graders in the right side portion. I now suspect this might have been an attempt for an All School Chorus in the '49-'50 School Year. Now as to some of the people. Good ol' Mrs. Just was directing (I think I could recognize that Rear View anywhere). The girl in the 2nd Row, 6th from the left (with the "pig tails"), was Jean Naughton ('59wb), my #1 Sacy True Love that year. She left town the following summer, I believe. Tom Rekonen ('59-RIP) is 3rd Row, 4th from Left; Pat Quane ('59) & Dale Pratt ('59wb) are 1st Row, 4th & 5th, respectively, from Left. There are lots of other familiar faces (like I"m pretty sure that Jim Overstreet ('59) is Top Row Left.) but I would have to do a bit of researching to come up with names. Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Information Needed by the Class of 1959 -- 50th Reunion Committee: The following 1959 Classmates are folks on our "UNABLE TO LOCATE" list. They have not been located since graduation or for many years. If anyone out there knows them, of them, or could steer us toward locating them, we would be most appreciative. Please help! The women that we are unable to locate are: Judith A. Anderson, Carolyn M. Lee Shaffer, Patricia I. Lynch, Barbara C. McLenmore, Jeanne E. Miller, Jane Mitchell (Wesselman), Sandra Schmidt, Rosemary Stroup, Doris J. Taylor (Anderson), Connie L. Wagner, Joan A. Ware, Annette V. Winson, Lynda Phillips. The men that we are unable to locate are: Dennis R. Cox, Brian John Dahl, Larry E. Fischer, Dick L. Griffin, Gary W. Kline, Michael McGrath, George Martinez, Leroy Minard (Floyd L.), Robert H. Robinson, Bob Sievers, Larry R. Smith, Bill F. Stade, Ralph D. Stephens, James D. White, Jr., and Michael D. Williams. We still need the rest of the Class of '59 (or anyone who might know of our classmates) to send in their e-mail and snail mail addresses, so that we have accurate current contact information, especially since folks may have moved, since our last reunion, and e-mail addresses seem to change often. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA ... PS I like puppies and Big Dogs! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland 20 Bombers and spouses came to have lunch. Took a little bit to get settled so everyone could sit together because Bombers kept coming. There are new owners in the restaurant and they are doing an outstanding job from what I heard from some with the food. I know my lunch was great. Quite a few around me were having a discussion about where people lived in Richland. Be it the South end or the Ranch houses the discussion was getting to be very interesting. I finally called all the Bombers into the discussion. Everyone had input. Part of the discussion was about where engineers, bus Drivers, security and others who worked at Hanford. All mentioning where their families had lived. This went on for quite a while. Burt Pierard ('59) had taken a walk. When he came back in he helped us all out with his history knowledge. The conversation was also about when certain people were allowed to live where. Let me see if I can get this straight from what Burt said. When Hanford began certain classifications of workers had to live in certain areas of town. In about 1946 this was changed. From there the discussion continued. So interesting to hear each Bomber and what they knew. Seemed to defuse a lot of beliefs that we all had. (Hope I got this right Burt? If not please clarify.) And Thank you Burt. I'm putting attendee Robert Shipp ('64) and his wife Susie because Susie graduated from a place where we have not had a wife or husband at the luncheon before. Susie graduated from Colegio Estadual dono Pedro II (sp), San Paulo, Brazil. It was announced to everyone. The question that flew to Robert and Susie next, was where did they meet? They met at BYU. Robert has worked at Hanford for quite a few years. Robert told us where his sister Kathleen Shipp ('60) is living. She is at the north end of Vancouver Island near Nanimo. Another story. Other attendees not previously mentioned: Dave Rhodes ('52), Alice Rhodes (spouse - '57 Colville, WA Hi) Who escaped for the day from the luncheon as the grand child was not playing Ice Hockey in town. They are avid Tri-City Hockey attendees. Lorin St. John ('55) other things have kept him away for a while. Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63), "Pappy" Swan ('59), Jeanne Swan (spouse - '62 Fairbanks, AK). I won't spoil the upcoming about Bella to be. Nice to get a sneak peak though of what's to come. "Pappy" and Jeanne haven't attended for a while so it was great to have them there. Mary Judd Hinz ('60) who took a break from her and her husbands dance weekend or is it week? Seemed to be more than usual. Pat Doriss Trimble ('65) back from another exciting travel to do with family. Glen Rose('58) and Carol Rose (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA), Fred Klute ('58), "Em" De vine ('52) home after her time in sunny Arizona. Jon Hudspeth ('52) and Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57), Missy Keeney ('59), Dona McCleary Belt ('54), I know by the chatter I missed some more conversations. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ Temperatures are rising to the 50s this week. Hope it stays. Time for spring fun. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Re: the photos from Don Sorenson (NAB) (#228) What year were the photos taken? I wonder if 228 is Betty Owens with her son Phillip, but he'd be younger than I am, born more about l950. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Puppy Pictures Those puppies are just precious! It will be really hard to choose just one. Perhaps you will have to get the one that really went for Jeanne and also the one that really went for you. How funny, I wrote the above before I read what you wrote. Well, can't Bella be trained as a hunting dog and Mia just be a companion dog? I don't know that much about dogs. Perhaps if Mia wasn't let to go hunting with you, also, there would be a problem. Um..... -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We've been getting lots of needed rain, but its been really cold as well. Not used to that around here. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Puppy Pictures Pappy, you gotta take two puppies.. I can't believe you and wifey left without puppies in tow. When we got our Sunny, (who is now 4 years old) she looked like a little hedgehog (Pomeranian), and if we hadn't left with her that day, she would have been gone... someone called while we were there looking for a Pom her color. Your wife should also have a puppy of her own. I picked up Sunny and never put her down at the breeders, who have known the male lineage back to when Anthony (Sunny's human papa at that time) was in 7th grade. Puppies are wonderful!!!! Bomber hugs, -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Linda, Puppies are too young to be away from mama yet. Nobody else will get Bella since Pappy has pick of the litter. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Allen ('66) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) The "Check"? OK....sure. If that's what they're calling those these days? I was thinking of another word that ends in "ck." -John Allen ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn Working ('54), Lenora Hughes ('55) Rich Baker ('58), Burt Pierard ('59) David Mansfield ('59), Paula Beardsley ('62) Jean Armstrong ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich Greenhalgh ('59wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Belliston ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Thornton ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 Class reunion Since other classes are getting together to celebrate their class reunion, it is time for the class of 1954 to do the same! Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) and I are calling for all of you classmates to contact us and let's plan our 55th class reunion. We have a start of a list of people, but anyone who knows they will be able to come during the Club 40 celebration, please contact me or Marguerite. We will be setting up a date soon to get together here in the Tri-Cities for making plans and setting time when we can celebrate. We ask that any local classmates who are willing to meet with us, call or e-mail either of us. Lets have some fun and make some great memories like we did 5 years ago!! Re: '54 Ladies Lunch Reminder Ladies... remember we will be meeting for lunch on Friday the 20th with all of the '54 gals. Please plan to come to Granny's at 11:30 am and share stories! To: "Pappy" Swan ('59) Your puppies are so darling. I agree that 2 would be better for you and your wife. They are great company for each other. It will be an exciting time when you can bring them home and not that much more trouble with two. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it looks like our grass is starting to turn green around the edges. Before we know it it'll be time to mow! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) Re: Bomber luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada It has been awhile since we had a luncheon. I have scheduled: WHEN: March 7, 2009 WHERE: Marie Callender's, 8175 W. Sahara TIME: 12:00 NOON Come join us one and all. Bomber Cheers! -Lenora Hughes Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rich Baker ('58) Re: Don's picture number 201 I believe the gentleman sitting in the front sofa chair is Mr. Lee Clarkson, the principal at Lewis and Clark in the '40s and '50s. I don't remember his wife so can't say she is the lady in the other sofa chair. When I was in the Navy and stationed at Barbers Point in Hawaii in the 1961/'62 time frame, the Clarkson's came to Honolulu on vacation and my then wife, Doris Schulte ('59) and I had dinner with them one evening. When I graduated in '58, Mr. Clarkson and as many of our grade school teachers as he could round up had a little party for the '58 graduates that had attended Lewis and Clark. During the party, Mr. Clarkson took great pleasure in telling a few stories and handing back to us an assortment of items he had confiscated. It really surprised everyone that he had actually kept these items. He was a great principal. He and his teaching staff including Mrs. Brinkman and Mrs. Lamb played a significant role getting us started on the right path. -Rich Baker ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt Pierard ('59) To: Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) Re: Richland Cold Storage Building I'm sorry I wasn't more specific when I threw in the DuPont reference to help date the pic. I was trying to show that at that time (and even way before, if ever, as pointed out by Elva McGhan Wallace ('50)), the building was NOT an "Ice House" in the traditional definition, like your earlier memories. I mentioned the Refrigeration System (that was probably State of the Art, but still old) to further emphasize the difference, like no ice was cut & brought in (see Elva's description of how people could freeze their own blocks). To: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) Re: Same subject What a fantastic, precision memory! You definitely are in the same league as Kay Weir Fishback ('37 Colt-RIP) - another "Old Timer" who has forgotten more about Richland History than most people ever know. I do have 2 little, itsy, bitsy nitpicks with the business lineup (I do realize that I'm risking the wrath of Ray Stein ('64) for picking on you). In 1943, the first building south of the Cold Storage place was not a Barber Shop but Richland Laundry and Dry Cleaning Agency (this might have been a "quickie" DuPont do-over to get temporary digs for the Laundry until the large facility to the West could be built - I believe the Laundry was actually hauled to Pasco for Cleaning). This wouldn't have been the first time, Randall & Doyle's Groceteria was in the Murray Building until their facility at Williams & Thayer was completed. Anyhow, the pic of the Cold Storage Bldg. shows part of a dark brick bldg. to the left (south) and the attached pic shows a full front view. My other "nitpick" is the Cold Storage Bldg and Richland Bell Furniture are still standing with 2 narrow businesses jammed between them. [To: McCoy ('45, Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) and Burt: I gave George Caruthers all the info from Dick and Elva and Burt and George says he thinks the "ice house" was something completely different. He's gonna try to contact Jerry Guinn (if he is still alive) and ask him about the ice house he remembers. -Maren] To: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: What I really said at the luncheon concerning House Assignments Adding a little more detail, DuPont & G. A. Pehrson (Architect) worked out the layout of the Residential Homes for the new Richland Village. They agreed on 8 Alphabet Houses (A, B, D, E, F, G, H & L). The homes were assigned by employment hierarchy, i.e., As & Bs were General Employees, Fs & Hs were Supervisors, Ds, Es, Gs & Ls were Management & Army Brass. The closest thing to segregating a part of town was the concentration of Managers & Brass around what was called Nob Hill (Hunt Point). When GE came to town in 1946, this whole plan was scrapped and vacancies were filled from Waiting Lists (remember going down to the Housing Office and looking to see if your little Name Strip (may have been bamboo) had moved up any since the last week). Bomber Cheers, -Burt Pierard ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Mansfield ('59) After almost two weeks of trying to fine tune my one memory cell, I am going to identify a person in photo #210. The lady standing up is most likely my mother, Ruby Byrne Mansfield. I don't recognize the other three ladies nor the place, but even if I did I wouldn't tell... "Loose lips, sink ships!" Floyd Melton ('57) my BBB (Bomber Bicycling Buddy) gave me a hard time about not recognizing my own mother. Well, geeze, I was in grade school then and not very tall. I don't think I saw the top of my mother's head until I was a Junior or Senior in high school. Trying to identify these old photos is a lot of fun. Thank you Don Sorensen (NAB) for posting them for us all to guess at. -David Mansfield ('59) ~ Eugene, OR resting after planting our "Victory Garden" ... oops "Stimulus Garden." Peas, radishes, leeks, onions and lettuce are all in the ground. Now if we can keep the Rufous-sided Towhees from eating the seeds as they sprout and push up through the soil, we will have a pea-picking good time in June or there about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) To: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) Re: Picture 230 Yes that is George Gillette ('47) next to the pipe. I believe the fellow on the other side of that pipe is George Watts who owned the 7-11 on the corner of Jadwin and Van Giesen for many years. I was thinking it was a gathering of Jaycees for Frontier Days but didn't recognize any of the others so am guessing it must be a group of co-workers at the 717 Building. -Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) Re: Puppies & Dogs I'm finally slowing down a little in my quest to help the sick, injured, neglected, and abused, so I can catch up on my Sandstorm reading. I have a little red Australian Shepherd named Bertinelli's Candy Kiss, Nelli for short. I had purchased her from a farm in Kingman, AZ four years ago. Actually she picked me, which is the best way to do it. I started training her as a therapy dog from the first day. She passed her test with the Delta Society with flying colors. I actually passed it also. I joined Gabriel's Angels in the East Valley as there was nothing out in the West Valley. We visit domestic violence shelters for women and children. But I wanted to do more, but closer to home. There were no resources to help with training your dog for therapy work or any facilities to visit in the West Valley. Everything was in the East Valley. So my quest began. I am the founder and president of "Therapy Paws'. It had taken me 3 years to get the West Valley Hospital to agree to let our four legged furry friends visit their facility. I recruited dogs that I though would make good therapy dogs and helped train them or sent them to the East Valley if they wanted a "professional" trainer. We started out with five dogs in our core group. I have recruited and helped train 23 teams. Since our first visit, September 11, 2008, we have 10 registered teams (dog & handler) 6 more to be evaluated this Sunday, and 7 more in training. I have also contracted these facilities to accept our teams. The West Valley Hospital in Goodyear, AZ, Palm Valley Rehabilitation Center, La Loma Assisted Living, the Avondale Police Department (VIPS). We are the first known police department to have therapy dogs working with victims. We visit the Southwest Family Advocacy Center in Avondale. This is a facilities where victims of rape or abuse come to be counseled or examined. We also visit Senior Citizen's Center, Boys and Girls Clubs, Charter Schools, two libraries that the kids read books to our dogs. We started our first visit at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Goodyear yesterday. When I came to Richland, for the past 3 years, Nelli and I visit Kadlec Medical Center. My husband says I work harder at not getting paid than I did when I was getting paid. I say, now that I am retired, I want to volunteer and if they will let me bring my dog, what more can I ask for? Here are two links of newspaper articles of my group. Therapy dogs lift patients' spirits (Nelli and Me & slideshow) Avondale police using therapy dogs to help crime victims (Dick and Gracie) I will be in Richland for the month of June for our 45th reunion. If anyone is interested in therapy dog training, I would be more than happy to help you get started. All three hospitals in the Tri-Cities have therapy dogs. It's a great way to give back and like I say, you get to take your dog with you. -Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) ~ Goodyear, AZ where it is raining today, but still no snow. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Dick McCoy ('45), Dicksy Poe ('50) Don Lyall ('52), Marguerite Groff ('54) Stephanie Dawson ('60), Carol Converse ('64) David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" Garrison ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn Noble ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana Powell ('02) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill Wedberg & Barb O'Malley ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of 1945) To: Burt Pierard ('59) I was curious about the "ice house " discussion, so I called my old friend Gordie Weir ('47) down in Sacramento, who is my expert on old Richland. Lo, his sister Jean ('43) happened to be visiting, and she gave me the real scoop. The cold storage, not ice house, was where we thought it was. Gordie thought it was in the back of the butcher shop, but Jean said no, the butcher shop was next door, to the north. Murray's Hardware was to the south, and was there when I arrived in town. That became Randal and Doyle, and I worked there and at his new store out on Williams and Thayer. More stuff: We all know about Nelson & Dam general store up the block, the only store in Richland when we got there. Jean said there was also a pool hall on the NE corner of Lee and GWWay. Neither of them knew anything about a true ice storage house. Sorry, George. [George said he thinks the building he was a bit further south and also that it probably had something to do with ONLY the plant/area... not the town... and it may not have even had a sign on the building. Stay tuned... -Maren] -Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) Re: Photo 230 I worked with some of this group in the 717-A Bldg. in 1952. I believe this picture was taken earlier, because George Gilette ('47) was not working there when I worked there. I can identify some of them, but not both first and last names. Some of them I worked with for several years. This group moved to another bldg in 700 Area, I think it was the 717 Bldg, closer to 703 Bldg, and unlike 717-A, it had windows. In 1956 the group was "decentralized" and most of us continued cost accounting work in various outer areas. I went to 271-B in 200 E. Back row, l to r Larry Schouviller, Cleo ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Kathryn McGinley, Viola Garrison Front row, l to r ? Davis, Mary Bettenberg, Carl Patterson, ? ?, George Watt, George Gillette ('47), Dorothy Doan, ? ? Yes, George Watt did own the 7 Eleven and bought and built on property north of Van Giesen where the family had horses. Also Don Sorenson (NAB), I enjoy the photos. Hope you can send many more. -Dicksy Poe Creek ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Lyall ('52) Re: WSU Baseball The Cougars open their '09 baseball season this weekend with a 3 game series here in Fayetteville against our Arkansas Razorbacks. Jo Ann and I will be there. We have season tickets to FB, BB and baseball. The SEC provides so much to our retired lives. I checked the roster for the Cougs online to see if anyone was from Richland, found none but 2 from Kennewick. Our ball park is ranked number one in the nation for college ball parks - - WSU will enjoy the park. I must admit I will cheer harder for the HOGS than the COUGS. Maren, LSU is ranked higher than us and it is always a fun series when we meet... -Don Lyall ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) In yesterday's Sandstorm, Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) made a plea to you Class of '54 grads to come to our 55th reunion. We are starting to make our plans and are excited about the possibilities. Marilynn mentioned our lunch at Granny's Friday. I'm excited because some '54 friends will be there for the first time. So maybe YOU can come too. We would enjoy lunching with you while we discuss our reunion plans. Marilynn, Your e-mail just generated a response from one of our '54 couples to confirm their attendance at our reunion. That's a first of many. -Marguerite Groff Tompkins ('54) ~ Richland - the sun is out and it's beautiful. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) To: Rich Baker ('58) Re: Don Sorensen's (NAB) picture number 201 You may well be correct about Lee Clarkson. His wife's name was Artilla and she was the second grade teacher at Jefferson (my brother Jeff Dawson ('62) was in her class). I do not think that either of the ladies in picture 201 is Artilla. -Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) ~ where the sun is shining like crazy today HOORAY **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Jean Armstrong Reynolds ('64) The work you have been doing on the therapy dog training sounds very interesting and worth while. I commend you for it, as it's a lot of work and takes quite of bit of patience, I'm sure. You had to sell yourself, your dog and the program to the hospitals in your area, which isn't easy. Glad to hear that you will be coming to the reunion. See ya then. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We've got a break from the rain for a couple days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Double your pleasure double your fun with Katie, Diana ('02) and Doublemint Gum... My boy Lyman ('65) really broke the mold when he helped make those two girls... I know he is very proud of them and he has every right to be! Hope all is well with both of them. Funny how even when we live miles and miles apart we still feel like so many of our friends' kids are just part of our own family... well of course they are!!!! I received a really great video from Tom Hughes ('56) the other day and I shared it with several people... I keep watching it and I think you all need to see it... Picture this... Ray Charles jammin' on the piano with Ronnie Wood, Carl Perkins and other rock greats... then in walks... the Killer and he begins to pound that keyboard like only he can... just when you think you can't take any more in walks the Fat Man hisself... it's piano heaven man... so here's wishing the Powell Twins a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on February 19, 2009 now let's rock 'n' roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jerry Fehrenbacker ('62) ~ 2/18/44 - 1/31/09 >>Karen Lynn Barnes ('75) ~ 1956 - 1/17/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Phil Belcher ('51) "Em" De Vine ('52), Tom Verellen ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Pierce ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Coffman ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda Gray ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Hereford ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Bishop ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don Dascenzo ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of 1945) Re: Ice house The thought by George Caruthers ('46NAB) that the true ice house might be south of the early Richland downtown and be part of a plant area. there was nothing south except the Rose Bowl. [I didn't say that right.... not "part of the plant"... more like that it had something to do with the plant and maybe wasn't well known in "civilian" circles. -Maren] One early day tale always leads to others. In my mention of Speaking to Jean Weir ('43) I asked her if she were truly booted out of school early without graduation, and she said yes. That is rather odd because we attended high school in the fall of 1943, just three months after Jean's due graduation. Incidentally, she did graduate from the UW with a nurses degree. Another reminded incident. Three of us early guys on a dare set out on a hike over the hills around Richland. The idiots were Bobby Snapp, 8th grade (NAB) Louie Merriman (RIP'46), and I set off early one AM and hiked to the Y and climbed over the Badger hills. We then set out for the next hills (Saddle Back, Red?? whatever). While crossing the desert. between, close to the future bombing range, we came across 4 cases of whiskey half buried in the sand. Louie left his hat on a sagebrush for future finding, and we completed our hike ending at was then known as Hunt hill in West Richland. We arrived home early that evening, exhausted. we told our parents about the find. Now, at that point in the war, spring of 1944, whiskey could not be had for bribe or money. Bobby's dad, who had a gov't. car, hauled Mr. Merriman, Dad and Louie out to the site, there being an old road out that way. they found the whiskey appropriated one case for the parents, 4 bottles each, and being honest, took the remaining to the Richland patrol who confiscated the rest for "evidence". Louie was still working for Randall and Doyle, and he told his boss the story. He and another clerk were commandeered by Mr Randle, and went to search for more loot. when they got there they found more than a dozen other out there for the same purpose. Who told them? All anyone found were a few empty cases. Plus Randle got stuck in the sand. We heard later that the booze was a part of a Reno robbery that was probably stashed, and never recovered untill we found it. the great whiskey caper. -Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Ice house After high school I went to work for GE as a laborer. One of my jobs for a month was helping to deliver ice to all of the outer areas. They had insulated boxes where we would leave large blocks of ice weighing from 25 to 100 pounds. We also delivered ice to the GE locations in Richland. The ice house was located in White Bluffs. Not a bad job in the summer. After 90 days I transferred to Central stores and worked in the 713 building in town. I worked there until I went on active duty in the Navy in 1953. -Phil Belcher ('51) ~ Pasco where our spring weather has returned to winter temps. Currently 34. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) Hello All, Great news from here: daughter Sandra (going thru her 2nd bout of chemo') found out a few days ago that some tumors have disappeared altogether and some are shrinking! Wow---wonderful! The round of treatment will continue for 2 months longer than originally planned, just to be sure it is ALL gone! She originally thought she would go back to work (at West Richland's newest grade school, White Bluff Elementary) in May but we'll see how that goes. For now, we are just totally grateful for her good report and the fact that her 1st grand child is due late August and the ultra sounds are looking good! We thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts. On April 3rd, we will get the reports of the brain scans I had done yesterday at Harborview Hosp in Seattle. My goodness---that is one huge hospital. Everyone was very nice. On the drive over with youngest daughter, Janet, I told her stories about my childhood. Only the funny ones. We decided I should write a book about the period. I already have a title: Vignettes from Five Generations of Family (Or something like that.) Now I have to figure out how to WRITE humorously. It's one thing to convey humor on paper, quite another to laugh and use voice inflections while telling a funny story. David Rivers ('65) and Pappy Swan ('59)!!!... I need you now! You are both so good at that. 'speshuly your misspellings. (But we always know what you mean.) -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) I saw some articles that I would like to share: First, a green colored comet is passing by the sun "The comet circles the sun clockwise, unlike most planets and objects." I would like to see this clock. Number two, A photo of a black hole. From which no light can escape. And my own contribution: If it ain't fixed don't break it. -Tom Verellen ('60) ~ Yesterday was a tease spring day in near Lacey ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Johnson ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue Shipman ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil Gilstrap ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David Eugene Keller ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) Re: Betty bell Norton ('51) -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Larry Daniel ('66) ~ 2/19/48 - 2/17/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen Hallenbeck ('51), "Em" De Vine ('52) Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan Noble ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe Choate ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Galloway ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis Lynch ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Nancy Griffin Cutshall ('51) The Class of 1951, though adding numbers to their years, certainly are an energetic bunch. The attached photos of Nancy Griffin Cutshall appeared in a supplement edition of the Tri-City Herald in January '09. Congratulations to both Nancy and Betty Bell Norton ('51) for being part of our great society who not only take care of themselves but serve others as well. -Doreen Hallenbeck Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ where summer is upon us, and we welcome it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) Re: Caption under Betty's photo Betty Norton received the 2008 Volunteer of the Year award at the city's recent volunteer appreciation event. Norton, Richland Seniors Association president, received the honor for her help with nine different events, including the 2008 Atomic Frontier Days Senior Picnic. "Without Betty's involvement, the senior picnic could not have been the great success that it was," said a selection committee member. Mayor John Fox presented the award. My comment: Betty Bell Norton ('51) is a wonderful woman besides being a hard worker for Richland and the Community Center. Any time you see Betty, she is smiling and up-beat. I really appreciate her dedication to the Community Center specifically and Seniors in general and I am delighted to see her honored in this way. Although I don't often get to attend, I also appreciate that she never forgets to put entries in the Sandstorm when an event is coming up. Keep up the good work, Betty! Wishing you joy and good health, -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Larry Daniel ('66-RIP) Dear Jess Daniel ('67) I am so very sorry to hear of Larry's death. I remember him well in high school he had such a great sense of humor and was a great friend. Larry will be missed by many. Again my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers. Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Don Sorensen sent stuff: Bill Witherup ('53), Jim Hamilton ('63) Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna Branum ('57wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas Peashka ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb Collings ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil Lytle ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack Morrow ('52) & Pat Ackley ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) Re: photo #220 Confirm that photo #220 is sister Sandra Witherup Hankins ('59) at the Hammond Organ. I was a sales clerk in the records department at Korten's 1952, 1953 and, again, 1954-'55. My mother, Rose Witherup, also worked in the record department, and later for Vicker's Jewelry. She is now 94 and in a quality nursing home in Post Falls, ID, seen to daily by sister Connie Witherup Isakson ('63). Harold Morgan, owner of Korten's, was one of the nicest men - a true gentleman. Marla Jo Lowman Kenitzer ('55) mother, Noelle, also worked there. Those were the days of 45s and LPs, and you could take them back to the listening booths, which had glass windows to prevent stealing and sexual hanky panky. -Bill Witherup ('53 and soon to be 74 years old along with the other still living and aging classmates of those early years.) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Well today's the day I've long been waiting for. I'm being "Deported" after a year plus of having my little friend about in the same place I use to keep my heaters. Can't say that I'm going to miss him, or the monthly trips to Virginia Mason (there's a Bomber connection there you know) to have it flushed. I guess this is just another step back to normality and how I relish normality. To all of you who have supported me during my little journey, Thank You. You were the difference and now we can turn our focus and attention to others who are "Bopping with the Beast. On another and much happier note, I had a long phone conversation with Dave Pugh ('63) last week. He's just had some back surgery and is on the mend, feeling good and as entertaining as ever. We hadn't had an opportunity to catch up for a great long while, but what a goose. Today would be a good time for you to reconnect with someone, anyone. You may not have another chance. Semper Bomberus -jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Who Are They? Pictures 231 thru 242 To All Bombers, Another installment of 12 for your enjoyment. Re: Picture 228 Picture 228 with the young man and his mother what year it was taken I believe ~1957.. Re: Picture 230 The woman on the bottom right I believe is Marie Lawler. Marie and her husband Joe came from Chicago in early 1944. She told me a story when she and Joe were with another couple when Joe pulled the car over and told the girls to sit here while they went to the lab to check on an experiment. She and the other woman sat there for some time. I've wondered just what experiment Joe wanted to see. Manufacturing Accounting tracked the uranium going into the plant and uranium leaving the plant. Along with the chemicals and other consumables necessary for the Hanford operation. Quite an undertaking but G E used these numbers to track the costs and where savings could be had. Lotsa paper work. -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/2009 ~ HAPPY MARDI GRAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Luana Ivers ('52) "Em" De Vine ('52), Curt Donahue ('53) Jim McKeown ('53), Mike Clowes ('54) Virginia Brinerhoff ('54), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) "Pappy" Swan ('59), Betsy Fox ('63) Carol Converse ('64), David Rivers ('65) Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol Converse ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Wick ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Morris ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Another memory from recent Alumni Sandstorms Harold Morgan, owner of Korten's Music, and Earl Harris co-owner (Paul ? from Seattle was the other) of the adjacent Uptown Furniture, were good friends of mine. I used to see Harold at Club 40. Can anyone tell me if he is still with us? -Dick McCoy ('45) ~ Big lake WA where we finally got some real spring yesterday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dick, This info from George Caruthers ('46-NAB): Harold Morgan is no longer with us. His wife, Mary, died in about 1994 and Harold died a few years ago from cancer. Roy Davis, Paul Lewis (perhaps silent partner -- he lived in Seattle), Johnny Gadman, Louie Koonz, & Earl Harris were the original owners of Davis Furniture -- Korten's was renting space from Davis Furniture. Harold Morgon wasn't the owner of Korten's... Harold came in about 1949 -- just a few months before George. Harold came from the Korten's store in Longview to become the manager of Korten's. Harold later became part owner when Harold, Earl Harris, and some others bought out Davis Furniture/Korten's which then became Uptown Furniture and Uptown Music.... circa 1960??? Charm Beauty School was up on the balcony and George doesn't know much about that. George is a WEALTH of information about early Richland people, places, and things... now says the "ice house" we talked about recently was possibly on Duane. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana Ivers Portch ('52) Re: Sorenson Pic #237 This is a picture of the Reproduction Group in the 760 Building about l954. That's me in the back row just to the right of the calendar. Wow! Was I young or what back then??!!! -Luana Ivers Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) Re: Photo 237 I think the woman in the back row, towards the right, might be Luana Ivers Portch ('52). Thanks again, Don, for sharing these photos with us. -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) ~ in cool, drearily gray Richland. Yesterday there were a few isolated snow flakes among the rain drops in the early morning. A little better later in the afternoon so Paco got to have his run (I walk) at Leslie Groves Park. It's so nice to have the light lasting later into the evening. [Paco? -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) Re: Picture 237 To: Don Sorensen (NAB) This picture is of the crew in the Reproduction Shop in the 700 area in 1954. I'm the young guy in the middle of the front row between the two balding gentlemen. It has been so long that no other names come to mind, except my supervisor Chuck Henrix and he is not in this picture. The man in the suit next to me was the manager the next level up. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: Picture 237 To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Not sure what picture number 237 represents, but the smiling face to the left (our right) of the fellow in the double breasted suit is classmate Curt Donahue ('53). A very young Curt, I might add. -Jim McKeown ('53) ~ from very wet and rainy Sacramento, CA. But that's ok... we need the rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) Re: Picture 237 To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Believe the young fellow sitting next to the older gent in the center of the picture to be Curt Donahue ('53). If not, then I don't know who he is. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ it's now raining in Mount Angel, OR, and the first WurstFest has just concluded. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Virginia Brinerhoff Sweetland ('54) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Photo #234 I am not sure, but the actress in photo 234 could be Dottie Seeburger, mother of Bill ('54). Dottie was one of Richland's prominent Thespians and starred in a number of stage productions. If I am wrong, apologies. -Virginia Brinerhoff Sweetland ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Picture 237 Looks like Curt Donahue ('53) sitting sixth from left. Of course I may be wrong, I have been before. #234 Looks like Dorothy Seeburger, Bomber mom, of Bill ('54) and Susan ('58), in a Richland Players production. She helped entertain us many times with her acting ability. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Puppies are finally picked and named We drove to Sunnyside last Saturday and completed the pleasant task of finally picking and naming our two new Yellow Labrador Retriever puppies, "Bella" and "Mea." Yes, we changed the spelling of "Mia" to "Mea," after my best, life-long friend, hunting partner, and a Navy Veteran "Cousin Buck," pointed out that "Mia" would be spelled the same as "MIA," the acronym for "Missing In Action." A good point, as we believe that we should never forget our MIA military personnel, even with the accompanying heartache. And, I am not superstitious, but I don't even want to think about the thought of a "lost hunting dog," so we kept the pronunciation, but changed the spelling to "Mea" per Mrs. Pappy's (Jeanne's) choice. Soon, we will have identifying chips imbedded into both dogs. These chips are similar to the Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags used to tag fish, horses, and various pets, etc., and can help to recover lost pets. The final puppy picking went very well. Both of our puppies, are now sporting a little red collar and we will bring them home next Saturday. Mea, the largest pup in the litter, had already been picked for sure. However, the rest of the pups were growing and catching up in size. So, they were similar in size. However, the breeder had kept track of them. And, the little "lunch face" pup from my last writing became "Bella." I know ... was there any question? How could I resist? She came right to me and began chewing on my beard, as if to say, "Where have you been?" I forgot the little wing on a string, in the freezer, but everything else went just fine, leaving no doubt that we had picked well. I have included five pictures. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where I am anxiously biding my time, while puppy proofing house, fence, and yard, until the puppies arrive ... to occupy my time and attention. Its raining, off and on, and cloudy, but daytime temperatures are hanging around 50. In other words ... it is wet, warm, foggy, and soggy, but soon, the sun will come out and then the grass will grow tall, for puppies to play in, and I will have to resume mowing and ... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy Fox Vance ('63) Re: Picture #233 The officer on the left may be OR (Big) Simpson -- who was part of Hanford Patrol - I think one of the main people in security during the '40s - '70s Re: Picture #234 Definitely, the woman is Dorothy Seeburger -- one of the main people, along with Diana Van Wyck to help create the Richland Players. Dorothy - mother of Susan Seeburger Theissb ('58) and Bill Seeburger ('54) -- and Diana Van Wyck (not in any of these pictures, but a real shaker and mover in the arts and theater in early Richland Days) -- mom to Terry ('57), Mike ('56), Pete ('64-RIP) and Jim Van Wyck ('66) - all Bombers -- -Betsy Fox Vance ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Great to hear that you are 100%!! Isn't it wonderful to know that so many prayer warriors were out there? Makes all the difference in the world. Good luck on your next adventure. May it not be so difficult! -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Getting plenty of liquid sun shine these days! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bomber-babe Birthday First lemme say to Jimbeaux ('63): YEEEEEEEEEEEEES! I'm happy for you! Hell, man, we're all happy for you... funny mentioning calling someone you haven't in a while... Friday, on the way to Cal... cal... cal... California (whew... that's hard)... the West one... not the newly founded Nevada one, I was listening to a Bob Seger song... "Roll me away" I think... I got to feeling a need and called my buddy from V-nam... told him I missed him and loved him... It just got VERY important... so I know that feeling... Now, speaking about the "Oracle"... I have always given him credit for teaching us youngins the fine art of trolling for the younger girls... younger as in at least one class below yours... (corse if you are Jimmie Adair ('65-'67) you get a whole lotta shots at classes below yours)... Now in Jimbeaux's case he caught a keeper early, which created a sitcheashun where he was limited to "teaching" by example and after the example it was all theory... now don't get me wrong... I'm all for theory... I mean there are doers and there are talkers... Jimbeaux is a doer... me... I'm more of a thinker... well OK and a talker... I do tend to go on with a story... and believe it or not this story does have a point to it somewhere... so what I'm talkin' about is one a them romances (yup... my problems has always been in the areas of Romances and Finances)... so one of them real life fairy tale like romances that has passed the test of time... and since Jimbeaux has been "deported" it will continue to do so I am sure... so all this boils down to wishing the ever lovely Miss Nancy Wick Hamilton ('65) a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! on the 24th of February!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) I'm writing today from Lembar, Lombock, Indonesia... there's no Spudnut shop here. You know what else isn't here? My luggage. Supposedly on Friday I will be reunited with my bag for the first time in 9 days. I got on the ship in Perth and last saw my bag in Seattle on the 17th. I'm going to Komodo Island tomorrow. What did surprise me about Indonesia is that everyone knows who Mike Davis is! Unbelievable! -Brad Upton ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Elva McGhan ('50) Jack Sinderson ('53), "Em" De Vine ('52) Marla Lowman ('55), Patti Jones ('60) Suzie Gunderson ('60), Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Linda Reining ('64), Ray Stein ('64) Brad Upton ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle Seholm ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: Uptown music George Caruthers ('46-NAB) is right about the original owners. But Roy Davis et al broke way to do their own thing. In 1960-'62 I did the accounting for both the Uptown furniture and music, and Harold did own/manage the music portion with Earl Harris, and Paul Lewis (check). Sorry to hear about Harold passing. I used to see George there often. -Dick McCoy ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) Re: OLD Richland data To: Dick McCoy ('45) and Burt Pierard ('59) You two really got my Irish up. To: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: your 2/6 entry TCH Historic Richland Photo #22 This 1939 ball team did not win the trophy cup you refer to. That cup was won by the Richland girls basketball team in 1929. They played in Spokane and won the state championship. Four were chosen for the all star team. Re: Your entry 2/11/09 - The Frontier Tavern FINALLY occupied the old barber shop. Re: Your entry 2/19/09 - Your contact with Gordon ('47) and Jean ('43) Weir. The George Gress Meat Market was between Murray's Hardware and the Barber Shop. The Pool Hall NE corner of Lee and GWWay was run by my uncle Hugh Vandine. Re: Your entry 2/1009 - graduation. Sounds like you are doubting Jean Weir ('43) as well as me. Yes, the Richland schools closed at the end of April 1943. People were busy packing up their household goods, farm equipment and livestock and evacuating the area. They had been given a deadline to meet. Some only 2 weeks to find a place to move to. Sadly there was no time for a graduation ceremony. When school started in the fall of 1943 the government used both schools for classes. There were so many people the grade school had to have a morning and an afternoon shift. To: Burt Pierard ('59) Re: your 2/16/09 entry The Richland Hotel burned to the ground May 7, 1931. A.S. Murray built his new hardware store on this site (NW corner of Lee and GWWay) in 1939. Re: Your 2/18/09 entry Yes, Kay Weir Fishback ('37) and Les ('34) were great people. Weirs came to Richland in 1935. Les Fishback's parents farm joined my Vandine grandparent's farm (on the south) northwest of Richland. I do still have a pretty good memory. My McGhan great grandparents and grandparents came to Richland on Mar. 21, 1909. My grandfather Glen McGhan always kept a note pad in his shirt pocket and usually made an entry every day. There were many of these little note books. They help jog memories. The little building next to the Cold Storage building was Phil Schireman's Barber Shop. When the government ordered him out, his building was used as a laundry drop off. It later became the Frontier Tavern. The cold Storage bldg. has been gone for years. Burt, who the heck is George Caruthers? {Elva, George Caruthers was the blind piano tuner for Korten's from around 1949 (when he arrived in Richland to 1963 when he moved to Yakima. He currently lives in Richland. -Maren] Re: [My] Grandpa's entry March 6, 1943 "Got notice that the government takes the place." The new people that came to Richland probably don't realize that most of the government houses were built on the farms that people had built, made their living and raised their families and then had to leave. -Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack Sinderson ('53) Re: Don Sorensen's picture #241 The gentleman on the left is my father. He had more hair then than I do now. If he had lived till now he would have been 124. He was 50 when I was born. -Jack Sinderson ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) Re: Paco No, Maren, I didn't sneak a cabana boy through Customs when I returned to Arizona from Mexico in February! This is the Paco mentioned in yesterday's post. He is a wonderful little traveler and companion. -Marilyn "Em" De Vine ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) Re: Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch Greetings from Wet California, and we really are happy to finally get some rain. We invite you to a Bomber Luncheon - The particulars are below. We always have a good time and hope to see all alumni that are in the area (and beyond). We often have folks from far and near. Come join us for good food and a few laughs, etc. Please email me at my email address above for reservations. WHEN: Tuesday, March 10th WHERE: The Firehouse Restaurant, Sacramento, CA TIME: 11:30am for coffee (chit chat) and 12 noon for lunch We look forward to seeing everyone. -Marla Lowman Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy Finney Harvego ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Picture #237 Reproduction 760 Bldg. In the back row in the middle with the big smile is our mother Norma Jones. Mother of Joe Jones Winterhawk ('58-RIP), Nina Jones Rowe ('65), and me. Mom worked in reproduction for over 30 years until she retired. The Reproduction group moved to the Federal Building down the block, some time after this picture was taken. In the front (looking at the picture) to the left of Curt Donahue ('53) is Jerry Durbin (dark haired). He supervised the group for years. Thanks to Curt I was able to confirm this. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) `West Richland, WA ~ The wind knocked the power out for about an hour. Unusual for the four and l/2 years I have been back here. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) Re: Pappy's Puppies Pappy, we enjoyed your puppy pictures very much. Sweet Bella, and sweet Mea seem to be right at home in your arms. I know they are coming to a very loving home. Hope they will take care of you and Mrs. Pappy for many years! Enjoy the training and, way to soon, the hunting ('cause just like kids they grow up too fast). To: Jim Hamilton ('63) What great news for you and your family! Bob opted to have his removed, and he, too, is back to healthy! Isn't God good! -Bob Chiles ('58) & Suzie Gunderson Chiles, ('60) ~ in soppy, sloppy Omak, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Mary Rose Tansy ('60) You sent me an email (to my address from your address). You asked a question. I replied with an answer. bounced my response. I can't get a response to you as long as bounces my response Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 60 at midnight ******************************************************* ******************************************************* >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:George(Pappy)Swan('59) re: Bella and Mea loved the pictures and so glad to hear that you chose "lunch face"---kinda figured that would be "Bella", from your first writings about meeting the puppies. *grin* also neat that Mrs. Pappy got "Mea"(like the re-spelling). to:Jim Hamilton('63)....WAY TO GO!!!!!! no Sandstorm in my mailbox this morning, so had to go the web site to read it. sure miss it when it isn't "here"---creature of habit and like having it in my mailbox. -Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).....Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Stein ('64) Re: Richland vs Gonzaga Prep The Bomber basketball team traveled to Spokane on Tuesday to play Gonzaga in first round regional play. What a great game with the Bombers winning 54-45! Prior to the game, I got an email scouting report on every Bomber player (compliments of Richard Anderson ('60)). At the game, I was fortunate to have Doug Strasser ('66) on my right, Jim House ('63) on my left, and Roger Fishback ('62) somewhere nearby. It doesn't get any better than that! Richland hit 5 three's in the first half to hold a slim lead at halftime. In the second half, they clamped a stingy zone on the Bullpups and then hit their free throws at the end to pull out the victory. I'm hoarse from talking and yelling too much. On to State!!!! -Ray Stein ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad Upton ('74) Whoops! I made a mistake about everyone in Indonesia knowing who Mike Davis is... those are ancient statues of Buddha. I just assumed... -Brad Upton ('74) ~ Komodo Island, Indonesia ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorensen sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Steve Carson ('58) David Rivers ('65), Bruce Strand ('69) Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Lukins ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) Re: old days To: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) I did not disbelieve Jean Weir ('43). I just wanted to substantiate what I had heard about he early closing of the school. I thought it odd that we attended that school in September of 1943, so why did the grad class have to leave early? Your explanation is clarifying. Many were leaving town and so they had to close early. But why not a graduation? I don't know where the meat market was, I was just quoting Jean. I still maintain that the Frontier Tav was converted from the old ice storage. As for those of us who came into Richland in those very early years, I, for one, have always felt the former citizens of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford got a raw deal. I was told their payments for the properties were far less than the fair market value at the time. I was and am close to many of them, the Weirs, Yales, Colemans, Norman Dam, and Richard Carlson. Sorry about the basketball team, I made a bad assumption. My apologies to the 1929 champs. -Dick McCoy ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) To: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) WOW! What a memory and what interesting stories. Thanks. -Steve Carson (Championship Class of '58) ~ Chicago **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: On to State!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! State? We're goin' to State? Wow... when Number 10 ('64) mentioned State and him sittin' next to one of the Strassers ('65-'66) I remember when they moved to town... Dave and I were great Buds... seems I never see Dave but I do see Doug quite a bit) and next to big number 32 ('63) it just sent chills up and down my spine... I'm getting ready to go on line right now and get my room at the Camlin (1619 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, built in 1926 and remodeled in 1962... well Duh... remodeled by Bombers!) ... this is so cool... since my address is Las Vegas, my reservation will sail right thru undetected as a Bomber reservation... hope they have all the TVs in the rooms... they probably had insurance... don't cha think? I can hardly wait... guess this time it won't be like my first visit to State... Since Charles ('61) and Ricky Warford ('65) are already on Alki, no chance of ridin' up with them again in Charlie's black and white '56 Chevy... No way to have Terry Webb ('63-RIP) ridin' up with us... Gads I remember that trip as if it was yesterday... I remember Garfield looking so ominous... they all wore black suits with purple shirts, black trench coats and black hats... Our guys were Great players but they were kids from Col-Hi... If we'd only known that was Jimi Hendrix' Sr year we could have asked him to play the Star Spangled Banner... I remember sleeping about 100 to a room and two '63 or '64 girls telling me they went and saw the Days of Wine and Roses in about the same shape as Jack Lemmon in the movie... I actually saw that movie 7 times in 7 days with 7 different girls (at least that's how I remember it now and have for the last number of years)... I know it was at least 3 times in three days with three different girls... geez I only remember one of the girls... Margi May ('66)... we were heading out of town when the tail pipe fell of my '40 Chevy... luckily we were right across from Park Pumps where Louis Hogan ('65) and Shelley McCoy ('63-RIP) worked... Louis was on shift and just picked the pipe up with one hand (he was driving his Crown Vickie at the time) and we picked it up after the show... but wait... I was talkin about State... where was I... Oh yeah... I remember on Sunday when it was time to leave we couldn't find Terry Webb anywhere... we checked with one of the Warford girls (Ginger ('58) says it wasn't her) where we left Terry's insulin and it was still in the refrigerator where it had been since Thursday or Friday... we called all the hospitals and he wasn't there... eventually we headed home and when we got there we pulled up to Zip's and there was Terry drinking a... come on kids... what kinda bottle did Terry have in his hand almost every waking moment?... Right... there was Terry swigging a Pepsi... So I hope Number 10 will keep us updated cuz the running joke around here is that I don't know the difference between golf and basketball... so I never know what sport is being played or what play-offs are going on... but I'm ready... We are the Bombers... mighty mighty Bombers... -David Rivers ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [David - Terry was with me... that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) To: Brad Upton: ('74) The resemblance is striking. I can understand your confusion... -Bruce Strand ('69 - Doug's brother) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Who Are They - Another installment of 6 A thank you to those who have identified those folks in the last batch. Dorothy Seeburger is a pretty woman. I wonder what the deal was with the two painted women with bathing suits? Definitely a '50s thing. The reproduction group had quite a few workers. No surprise it took that many people to perform that task. Reproduction has about a 5th of the personnel. Amazing what can be done with computers and the current printers available. However the stuff they make today lacks personality or flair of yesteryear. My opinion of course. To: Betsy Fox Vance ('63) You mention Big Simpson (RIP)... yea he was big in security. In fact he was in the shipping end of Hanford's product along with a few other interesting things. From time to time they had duck or geese on the "road" for dinner. Fun guy to talk to before he passed away. -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean Kirby ('55), Tom Matthews ('57) Shirley Sherwood ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn Working ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant Richardson ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick Roberts ('49) & Carol Tyner ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) Re: Pictures #244 & #248 In picture 244 the second row from left is Ruth Heingartner (sp?) She was a school nurse in the Richland system for many years. In picture 248 the lady is a true trend follower with that perfectly coiffed hair and little Peter Pan collar. She looks familiar, but I can't come up with a name. I'm sure someone will. By the way, David Rivers ('65): Ginger Warford was in the class of 1955. -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) ~ From sunny windy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews ('57) Re: OLD days To: Elva McGhan Wallace ('50) I also very much appreciate your information on the change from 1943 to 1944. I wonder if there are any books with more on the transition period? "Working on the Bomb" by S. L. Sanger, 1995 has interesting accounts by Annette Heriford, Kathleen Hitchcock, C. Mark Miller, Lloyd Wiehl and Frank Buck about the transition. The book, "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford 1805 - 1943" by Martha Parker, 1979 focuses on the pre Hanford history but has six pages about the government takeover. It states that on August 5th, Richland, Vernita, Hanford and White Bluffs school districts were consolidated into Richland District 400. So the first year of the Richland School District under government control would have been the '43-'44 school year? The old High School would have been used, what was the grade school building? When I started Kindergarten at Sacajawea the Fall of '44, a book on school names noted that the school had 1500 students - definitely must have been double shifted or had portable classrooms. I attended Jefferson when it opened the next year. I am sending a newspaper clipping my dad sent to my mom in February '44 after he arrived from DuPont at Kankakee IL. We joined him several months later. He was obviously a newcomer since he misspelled Walla Walla. Besides mentioning the secret project, the article states "a second grade school building will be constructed at Hanford and that Richland will have the finest high school in the state, two grade schools and a complete set of recreational facilities when the program is completed." I think we realized that our house on the corner of Haupt and GWWay might have been farm land when asparagus came up in the basement dirt of our "B" house. -Tom Matthews ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Picture #237 I think the woman in the middle of the picture of the Reproduction Crew in the 700 area (pic 237) is Lucille Reed Forby ('53-RIP). She's the woman right between the other two women who are both wearing glasses. I could be wrong, but the Forby's were best friends of my mom and dad, and it looks like her to me. -Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/2009 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick Roberts ('49), Mike Clowes ('54) Patti Jones ('60), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Gross ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Roberts ('49) Thanks for the wedding anniversary reminder. Carol Tyner ('52) and I will celebrate our 55th by having lunch at a local seaside restaurant, The Steamers, in Pismo Beach. We will have a light, locally caught fish lunch with a glass of one of our great local wines. We both look forward to seeing all of our good Columbia/Richland High School buddies at the '49er 60th class reunion next September. We hope you can all make it. Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) and Phil Raekes ('49) are taking the lead and they have some great ideas on making it a fun, memorable experience. For planning purposes, as soon as you can, get in touch with Ann: See you there. Cheers, -Dick Roberts ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Photo #244 of your latest batch: Focus of this picture is not too clear, but I think the young lady standing second from the left in the front row just might be Judy Allen ('54). The young lady standing to her right also looks familiar, but I can't put a name to her face. I'll leave it for others to confirm or deny my identification. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ t snowed last Thursday morning in Mount Angel, OR again disproving what the weather guessers said. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) To: Shirley Sherwood Milani ('62) Re: Reproduction group pictures #237 You are right Shirley, it is Lucille Reed Forby ('RIP), mother of Janet Forby Padgett ('60). My mother and her worked together for a long time. My Mom, Norma Jones, is right behind Lucille. There are so many in the picture that I feel like I should know after the years mom worked there. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Big and little kid birthdays Well, it's that time again... I hope I get this stuff right... Not sure how or why but I shaved a few years off Ginger Warford ('55) the other day... said she was from the Class of '58... (she never ages in my eyes!) Did the same to Pook's ('63-RIP) Brother, Hal, a while back... had him in '57 instead of '56... well, we can't all be perfect... I'm lucky I can type at all... my whole time in typing class in school I spent typing the words to songs... kept me busy and out of trouble... Had a funny little chat with Jimmy Heidlebaugh ('65) the other day... we were trying to figure out what in the world we needed a study hall for... we figured it out but I can't say it here... but we did figure it out... Mike Sams ('65) sent a great site around the other day... It was set up for the Class of '60's reunion by a School that isn't Bomber, but very cool... 450 songs from 1956-1960... VERY cool and loads of memories... Speaking of the class of '60 (was that smooth or what) we have a Birthday Bomber-Babe from that class having a birthday... She has a special place in my heart since she is the Big sis of one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world... (even if he is a bag fat liar) ('65)... she's a great friend too and one of the most loyal Bombers I know... the little kid having a birthday got real famous when we were all going to Chief Jo... he drove a blue '49 or '50 Merc to school... corse he hadda park it down the street... what a sweet ride... he's gonna host a party during the '65er Boyz n Girls are back in town this year... but that's no surprise... if ya need something he's one of those guys you can always count on... He was in Vegas last week but I wasn't in town so I missed him... but he stops in now and then so we always get to do a breakfast or lunch when he comes around... We'll be having a Bomber lunch in Vegas next weekend and one of my favorite Bomber-Babes is gonna be here for it... My babe, CMoore ('65)... Actually she was always Pierre's ('65) babe but I can say that I carried her picture in my wallet all the time I was in Vietnam... (uuum)... Well, anyway, I gotta get back to a brief so here's wishing Lola Heidlebaugh ('60) and Larry Gross ('65) a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! on February 28!!!!! The site I spoke of is: -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2009