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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ April, 2009
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber and Don Sorensen sent stuff: Bill Scott ('64) Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed Mitchell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Wedberg ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Minor ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Tony Bennett So Bennett is gone from WSU. This is so sad it's almost enough to make me quit following Cougar sports. How many times have we been down this road? Didn't he sign a 7-year contract last year? Don't contracts mean anything anymore? Apparently not. He came along and took a program that had been in the toilet for years and gave it instant national respectability. Now it's back to square oneagain. Finding good coaches willing to come to Pullman isn't easy. I hope Wazzu made Virginia buy out his contract, like was done years ago when Warren Powers jumped ship for Missouri. There will never be a sports dynasty in Pullman because as soon as a coach proves he can win there, it's sayonara, baby, and start over again. Tragically, Pullman will always be a stopping off place for coaches on the rise from nowhere to somewhere. We were lucky to have Mike Price as long as we did. Hope we can hang on to June Daugherty for a long time with the women's BB team. Maybe I'll follow them next year while some unknown comes in with the men's team and tries to figure out how to win in the PAC-10. Good luck with recruiting at this late date. -Bill Scott ('64 and WSU Class of '68) ~ Nipomo, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) To: All Bombers Re: Another installment of 9 To: Margo Compton Lacarde ('60) What did your father do at Hanford?? -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Roberts ('49), Mike Brady ('61) Carol Converse ('64), Sharon Sasser ('64) Byrne Haskins ('65), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry Coryell ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail Franz ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Picture #263 I think picture # 263 is Pat Rutt ('49-RIP). Her saddle shoes were always dirty; but, whose weren't? Cheers, -Richard Roberts ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Acupuncture Anyone out there have experience with acupuncture? I had my second batch of needles poked in me this afternoon. I agreed to go back for a third session Thursday. The way I'm feeling tonight I probably should have waited a few more days. I pulled my hamstrings about 6 years ago and have tried everything. My Sports Medicine doctor said they are having some success with acupuncture. Tell me your experiences with acupuncture. Thanks... -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Pictures 261 and 263 Picture #261, the lady on the right, facing us really looks familiar! I hope someone can identify her. Also, #263 really looks like Susan Baker ('64). Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA A couple days of sun, but back to the clouds and possible rain. Oh, what lovely Springs we have - NOT! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) Attention: Class of '64 Re: 45th Class Reunion The committee planning the 45th reunion for the Class of '64 wants to know how many of you are interested in a wine country tour. We anticipate the tour will last 4 to 5 hours and cost approximately $25 per person. The cost includes transportation and lunch. The plan is to explore some of the newer wineries that have opened up the valley. Normally, we would plan the wine tour for Sunday, but Sunday, June 21st happens to be Father's Day. We can still plan a Father's Day Wine Tour for Sunday--there's no reason why you can't bring your Dad, or other guests on the wine tour. Or, it could also be held before our Friday night get-together or the dinner on Saturday. Each bus holds 58 people, so we need an idea of how many are interested in tasting some great Washington wines and which day works best for everyone. Please send me an email letting me know, if you are interested in the wine tour and, if so, how many guests would might bring. Also, tell me whether you prefer the wine tour be held on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon! -Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Byrne Haskins ('65) Re: Don Sorensen (NAB) picture #264 Maren, A friend of mine showed me these pictures and #264 is my wife, Jill Michel (Pasco '66), when she worked for CSC. -Byrne Haskins ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: WSU roundball To: Bill Scott ('64)and others wondering It is a sad day with coach Bennett's leaving. He had indicated on Sunday he was staying after talking with Virginia and then changed his mind over night. He did sign a seven year deal a year ago and supposedly was paying some back. He had 2 kids committed to coming to Pullman for next season, one from California and one from North Carolina. It's unsure what they'll now do. 2 of his kids, freshmen this season have said they'll stay as they like Pullman. The early talk is they will if they haven't already talked with the coach at Portland whose last 2 times have been in the tournament. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we're still having rain... where is spring? ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Bill Witherup ('53) Carol Carson ('60), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie Hutchinson ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'Rourke ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (The tin can class of '45) To: Dick Roberts ('49) Re: Picture #263 I do believe the picture is Pat Rutt ('49-RIP). Incidentally I never owned a pair of saddle shoes, probably the only one in my era who didn't. I did own oxbloods, and combats. I also didn't have a pair of jeans till I was in my twenties. I did own suntans and overalls. A real dandy. -Dick McCoy (from the tin can class of 1945) ~ Still winter here at Big Lake, WA especially up on Mt Cultus. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) Re: research help Writer Jonah Raskin, who is doing a biography of James McGrath - art teacher and year-book advisor at Col-Hi 1952-55, would like to know during that period when General Electric was the Project manager, to whom did Richland residents write their rent checks? James McGrath remembers writing a monthly rent check for his prefab at $75. a month, but forgets to whom he wrote it. Anyone out there can be of help. And if you lived in another type house, say A or B or one of the others, do you remember what the rent would have been circa 1950-60s. Also, I have forgotten what year Richland was incorporated. My mother, who is still alive, but has dementia, can't recall these things. - Preshate. -Bill Witherup ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Carson Renaud ('60) Re: Acupuncture To: Mike Brady ('61) I was having extreme lower back spasms about 22 years ago - nothing I did helped and this went on for months. The doctors just kept telling me to take muscle relaxers. My daughter-in-law (who is Chinese) took me to an Acupuncture doctor in the Seattle area. He massaged my lower back quite hard to relax the muscles to get the needles in. He put them all the way down the back of my legs to the knee. I was supposed to go back a week later for a second treatment but my back was very sore (and bruised) - not from the needles but from the massaging so I didn't think I could let him touch that area until it felt better. Surprisingly though, my back stopped hurting immediately after the first treatment and I have never, ever had another problem. So one treatment was a miracle for me. I say go for it and good luck! -Carol Carson Renaud ('60) ~ From Rainy Lynnwood, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Dang This morning I got to work and looked at my birthday list and saw that the birthday boy has his birthday on Friday the 3rd... so I wuz gonna send my email in Friday... duh... .that's not even half bad... today, I joined face page for reasons that can only be discussed in the sandbox and are not important here... I had no idea how to respond to the 100 messages that came flying in... I hope I responded to most... if not I'm sorry... it seems very cumbersome... while I was still filling out the forms Janine ('65) sent me a message... a "chat" and I had no clue how to chat back... since she's relaxing in Phoenix with two of her girls (young enough to understand all this new fangled stuff)... she was way ahead of me in the tech thang... but I did have fun putting pictures up on the page and stuff... it's just kind of a mess of pix here and there but I enjoyed doing it... since work is down I have a little extra time on my hands... not a good thing but hey... I'm hardly alone... so anyway... I realized that Friday is tomorrow and I gotta wish one of my favorite guys from the class of '66 a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gary O'Rourke!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Helen Cross ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Robert Shipp ('64), David Rivers ('65) Linda McKnight ('65), Rick Maddy ('67) Alan Lobdell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Nelson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Erlandson ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) When is the celebration of Richland that is being planned for 2010 being held? ie: what month, how neat!! If there's anything I can do long-distance let me know. -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where so far it hasn't flooded yet this year, but the water from North Dakota hasn't reached down here yet... and we are gearing up for Easter... Easter blessings to all. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Sitting here watching a large amount of traffic headed South through Colfax towards Pullman where it is Mom's Weekend at WSU. My source indicates more seafood & wine are sold this week than any other time of the year. During Dad's Weekend more beer & beef are sold. See you in Dupus Boomers - at the C.U.B. P.S. A Colfaxian friend of mine drove his motor home to Richland Thursday night and parked it in the Uptown District so the 4 of them could make the early crowd at the Spudnut Shop. I received a call this (Friday) morning 'raving' on the "potato donuts..." -Gary Behymer ('64) ~ at 126 S. Main, Colfax, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Shipp ('64) Re: G.E. Years To: Bill Witherup ('53) I believe G.E. took over from DuPont in 1946 (August or September?). The reason I know this is that I was born on September 9th of that year, and my mom went back to stay with her sister in Utah for the occasion. They were worried that Dad might be out of a job with the change of contractors, and she didn't want to be homeless with a new baby (back then, it you lost your job at Hanford, you had to move out of your government house). Soon after I was born, they learned that Dad still had a job with G.E., so Mom and I went back to Richland when I was just a few weeks old. G.E. gave up the main contract sometime between September of 1965 and June of 1966. I worked for G.E. at Central Stores the summer after my first year of college (1965) and the following summer I worked for Douglas-United Nuclear at the 300 Area. I believe G.E. held onto the N-Reactor part of the contract for a year or so after that, but were no longer the main contractor. Richland was incorporated in December, 1958. I used to know the exact date, but after 51 years I'm amazed that I can remember the year and month. (If only I could remember where I put my keys...) -Robert Shipp ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: birthday birthday Another Bomber birthday on Saturday the 4th... this time it's one a them cute Bomber-Babes from the class of '67! Yup... they wuz in the '65ers trolling territory... We learned from Jimbeaux ('63) how to troll the Sophomore waters as Seniors... that was the year I lost my driver's license... had to spend all the way till November to get it back... took the battery outa my car and put it in Jim Cox's ('64) till my birthday... that's when I hooked up with Nancy Middleton ('67) from the same class as the birthday girl... corse another guy from '63 nabbed the birthday girl so I guess we hadn't honed our skills as well as we might have... but we'll have fun fun fun till Roy-Boy takes the T-bird away! Help me out here. folks as we wish Nancy Erlandson Ballard a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon Our April Bomber luncheon is only two weeks away. Please let us know if you can come and join us. We would love to see you. WHAT: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHEN: April 18, 2009 WHERE: Red Lion Inn at the Quay, Vancouver, WA RSVP: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Tom Hemphill ('62) -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick Maddy ('67) Re: Spudnut shops America For the Spudnut addicted like myself. I have had this Spudnut shops list for quite some time, at least two years and cannot recall where I got it. Might have been someone from the Alumni Sandstorm. Some of the names and phone numbers may have changed long ago... just in case, you might want to call. Anyone know any others? I don't recall Richland being on this list, but I may have removed it because I know where that one is. Arkansas El Dorado 810 West Faulkner Street 870-863-9914 Magnolia 612 East Main Street, Suite B 870-234-2005 California Anaheim 50 East Orangethorpe Avenue 714-992-4555 Canoga Park 8225 Topanga Canyon Boulevard 818-348-5054 Hollister 500 Tres Pinos Road 831-637-0555 Lancaster 1884 East Avenue J 661-723-9991 Lancaster 2038 West Avenue K 661-723-9299 Lancaster 1977 West Avenue L 661-723-9432 Los Angeles 3001 South Figueroa Street 213-749-0678 Los Angeles 3027 South Hoover Street 213-748-6865 Los Angeles 4949 West Slauson Avenue 323-292-8770 Los Angeles 11285 Venice Boulevard 310-397-1218 Northridge 10244 Reseda Boulevard 818-832-1176 Oxnard 3810 West Channel Islands Boulevard 805-984-7664 Oxnard 600 South Victoria Avenue 805-382-2979 Palmdale 2311 East Avenue South, Suite F5 661-274-1650 Sacramento 2445 Arden Way 916-927-8088 Santa Barbara 220 West Carrillo Street, Suite 1 805-899-2779 Santa Barbara 3629 State Street 805-569-3719 Santa Clarita 26859 Bouquet Canyon Road 661-296-4014 Simi Valley 2490 Sycamore Drive, Suite B 805-526-6715 Van Nuys 16500 Sherman Way, Suite A18 818-988-5115 Ventura 5752 Telephone Road 805-650-3777 Woodland 1495 East Street, Suite B 530-661-9514 Colorado Arvada 12365 West 58th Avenue 720-898-5243 Florida Panama City 2808 West 23rd Street 850-784-0278 Illinois Pekin 1308 Derby Street 309-346-5381 Ohio Berea 650 Prospect Street 440-234-4249 Mentor 6930 Center Street 440-255-7257 Rocky River 21800 Center Ridge Road 440-333-1167 Texas Amarillo 312 South McMasters Street 806-376-9201 Pampa 800 West Foster Avenue 806-665-2209 Plainview 1806 West 5th Street 806-296-9198 Virginia Charlottesville 309 Avon Street 434-296-0590 Re: RVs, parking, partying, adventure on wheels and whatnot on a limited income I've been reading backwards into the Alumni Sandstorm, so I'm sorry if this subject has already been beaten up, but I can't help myself sometimes even though I don't believe there is much help here either for those wanting to strike out on such adventure. Buddy of mine, Joe (HB Oiler '66), had a 22 foot RV. One of those W older model square box types. Plenty of room for two. For two years he lived in it, parking on city streets during the night. And he truly loved this life style. SoCal beach parking.. depending on if the beach is city, state or Federal... is closed to parking for anyone from 10/12pm to 5am. Owning an RV is a constant check on size (length), parking laws and rules everywhere you go. State and Federal beach over night stays or by the month are money, money, money. Lots of money. Every morning Joe parked next to the pier in Huntington Beach (city beach north side of pier next to Duke's) and I would show up around noon. The usual party started with several drinks from the huge bottle of lower shelf with added mixer... and not drinking every day, of course... we have winter here too. Some days being reserved for doubling up on the VA meds washed down with Evian... purified water... naivE written backwards as we now all know. Simply stating one of the several RV fun stuff activities never seen on the day's agenda next to polka dancing and pot luck in the clubhouse tonight. Always parked at the beach parking lot and talking to all sorts of folks... mostly to women in swimwear that would listen... the day always wide open and impromptu... a different face every day. We called it 'fun.' THEN... Huntington Beach decided in the late summer of 2008 that any RV over 20 feet was not allowed to park on residential streets unless a permit was in hand and only for hours... not days... NOR allowed to park in the city beach parking lot on the north side of Duke's at any hour. Bummer!! That took care of the pier parking spot which was just about the number one spot on planet earth. Joe had to move his RV to the state beach on the left side of the pier south side of Duke's, or the state beach across from the Hilton and Hyatt further south. Additional misery was parking in the city beach lot was now going to be $12 a day... summer 2009. Nevertheless, Joe had a state handicap plate because of a heart transplant in 2004. He parked for free. The real dilemma was now him... us... what are friends for... needing a 20 foot RV... with handicap parking plates, which is the only way to fly no matter where you go these days. You can park a 20 footer for 72 hours in the same spot then move it across the street to another spot day after day all year long. Handicap parking being the key word. All of this came to an end on September 14, 2008. I found Joe dead in his RV across from the Hyatt after not returning my call. The transplant failed not quite four years into it. Heart attack. Opened the door and found him in a sitting position with his head resting on his arm leaning against the engine cover. You should have seen the fiasco after Joe died... no, maybe you should not have... nevertheless, I know for a fact that you will not care what happens after you are dead. I mention this because if you want an RV, then go get one. Life is short. The real RV problem here is the handicap parking while living. I would even consider spouses drawing straws and the loser takes the hit, preferably a knee capping, like the ice skater... unless it is the driver and then the other one will have to sacrifice for the... well, I call it handy parking. Golden Pass may help, but I would highly recommend the handicap placard if you are coming to winter over in SoCal beach areas of operation. The $12 a day parking charge in the HB beach lot, on the residential streets and downtown parking spots are all reduced to $0 with twenty feet... and the handy placard. Now we are talking. Location, location, location If I had an RV where would I go? I will speak for myself. If I could not be near the beach, but not necessarily on the beach, because it can dip to the high 30s during winter here between Long Beach and Imperial Beach, CA, then I would probably have to shoot myself because I refuse to be stuck in Yuma or Indio day after day with the little yappy dogs, pot lucks and the friends from Minnesota, Butte and Toronto... 'the buds'... whom half of them not showing up this year would be a welcome relief... but, like I said, I speak for myself. I would rather stay in Post Falls for a winter than stuck out in the middle of a southwestern desert with a bunch of old people any day. I'm 60. Three days in Tombstone and I was needing my therapist. I need to be around youth for the many many reasons there are. I have never seen a bikini in the Panhandle in November. Nevertheless, nothing wrong with a little adventure wintering in... for instance... El Paso... if beach and sunshine combined isn't your cup of tea and Yuma is full. Like Oakland, hearing machine gun fire a mile away is something I don't get to hear every day and can be entertaining as long as nobody gets hurt. Sunshine alone doesn't always cut it either. Nevertheless, one more huge expensive mistake in our lifetime would be worth every dime when we all know the bags of money we are saving for the kids will be fought over and spent, including the sale of the new RV, within the year of our death anyway. Go get your RV. Re: Tattoo I don't mind the subtle tattoo. For example, one day I pulled into Yakima, drove over to my cousin Earl's home and he was mowing his lawn. He had a tank top on and I noticed a one inch tall tat of Charlie Brown on his back just above the shoulder blade. I didn't know he had a tattoo. "Earl, when did you get that?" He answered, "Forty-three years ago." I see hundreds of tattoos daily here in southern California. Many from fifty feet away look like a bummer of a birthmark, but as I close in on them I see they are actually a glob of precious little designs that remind me of a Where's Waldo drawing. Everything from mundane to freaky. Tattoos are not much different than the bumper sticker one chooses for their cause and stick it on their ride they will sell in five years... and most likely the cause being shortly abandoned with enlightenment... with the exception of not being able to sell your tattooed arm, neck or leg like the ride and abandoned cause. Personal. My favorites are the non-English characters running down the side or back of the neck that the person usually tells me is a word from some tribe of little people out in the middle of the Congo... usually meaning hope, peace or love. In reality I think the character, or whatever they are called, really means... well, I won't go there, but somewhere in the Congo is a native having a good chuckle around the campfire with his buddies and his story is going to be even funnier after they drink their hope, peace and love shaman spiritual-ritual juice. You know... people we can relate to. And the many temporarily outlined tats because they didn't have enough money, yet, to finish off with the colored ink. Oh dude, you are so cool with that tat you are stuck with... what is it again? Tats are very... very personal. Never point and laugh. My least favorite tats are on the girl's low back, just above belt buckle high. We old goats at Starbucks on Main call these tattoos, tramp stamps. I know, that is awful... but I am old, they are young... and they do not care what I think. The relationship works out. And I believe I have seen some of the men with these gangland looking tats that just leap out at me with the "I don't need a job nor want one" look and go well with the state issued Felony Flyers still on their feet. Again, not my favs, but I can relate to the nor want one. Do your own thing... man. Our Beatnik-Hippy generation taught them that. I have two tattoos. Military. My left upper arm below the shoulder has what is left of a Marine Corps bulldog with U. S. written under it. The gooks blew the M. C. and a fourth of the dogs face and cover off. When people ask me what the U. S. stands for I usually say the dogs name is Uncle Sam. And they say something like, "Really... that is a dog with a hat on?" Here let me hold my arm this way... can you see it now? On my right forearm is my military service number. Yes, until 1969 Marines had service numbers, which are now simply your social security number. My favorite question from the masses of uneducated Americans, or maybe they just forget since they don't do it day after day "Were you in a Concentration Camp during the war?" Uh, no, Nazis didn't make the numbers that pretty and I was born in 1949. Somebody forgot to study that eighth grade history lesson on when World War Two was didn't they... or maybe they think I'm eighty something. What happened here was after coming home from the war I went to downtown Seattle and told the artist I wanted my name tattooed on my forearm. He hummed and hawed with me for over an hour about if I was really sure I wanted those numbers... my name in Vietnam... tattooed on my arm... are you crazy? Well, there they are. Ying and Yang. Pro and con. I have met some interesting people with those numbers. Sometimes I am okay with them and some days I am not. They had risen from the ashes of an angry young man. Nevertheless, with or without the tattoo I still wake up every morning in Southeast Asia and most everything hurts. The Tin Man without oil. Moral of the story... if you want a tattoo, then go get one. Subtle or not. And to those girls with the tram... tattoo on your low back, just remember... I am just old, not dead. To: Pappy Swan ('59) Congratulations on your new additions to the family. I love dogs and wish I could have one for company. Apartment life is no place for a dog let alone a human being. Lots of room and I would have a couple too. All the best to you and your family. The Marley and Me movie I figured would be a tear jerker after the run on the book and movie we had in the ALumni Sandstorm many weeks ago. There has only been two times in my life that I sat in the back row of a theatre with tissues as an adult because of knowing beforehand what was coming in the end; Marley and Me and Brokeback Mountain. Semper Fi -Rick Maddy ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: acupuncture To: Mike Brady ('61) In 1972 I have surgery on my left wrist for a broken bone while in the Marine Corps. I Navy doctor did the work. However, he told me prior to surgery what he was going to do but once I was out he did something different. After the surgery did not work he told me that he had never done it before and that he was just trying it out. That gave me a lifelong disability. I've now had three surgeries on the wrist and it is fused with considerable nerve damage. For years I could feel nothing in that hand or wrist. About eight years ago I started having acupuncture on the wrist and arm. today I still have the fused wrist however I have feeling in the wrist and hand. Once the nerve started working I got most of my strength back also. So, I am a big fan of acupuncture. -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: John Browne ('61) Cindy Payton ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Browne ('61) To: Mike Brady ('61) Three years ago, around Thanksgiving, a bit of sciatic pain built up in my left leg. It didn't bother me, at first... usually, I can walk it off, over a few days... but it really hung in there- got worse, even- until the week of Christmas it was down past my knee, right to the bottom of my foot. I went to our local clinic, was prescribed some pain relievers, & sent home. Day after New Years I went to a really good chiropractor in Tacoma (since retired), who did something that brought the pain down... and even seemed to provoke some kind of 'sympathetic' pain in the other leg! Still, though, it wasn't going away... a low-level nag... no fun at all. Drove to the Long Beach peninsula about 2 weeks later, where a friend in Ocean Park sympathized, said that she had an appointment scheduled with an acupuncturist nearby... and that I could have her appointment. I said "OK", and went for it. Drove home the next afternoon- about a 3 hour trip- and got up the morning after that pain-free... & stayed that way. It gets my vote! ^..^ -John Browne, Jr. (1961) ~ still marveling at snow in Greater Seattle on April Fools Day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65) To: Mike Brady ('61) I am currently undergoing acupuncture (had third session on Wednesday) for chronic pain in shoulder and tingling in feet. I suffer from lots of arthritis plus fibromyalgia. I too have tried everything. Yes afterwards it is sometimes painful and I too have not seen huge results just yet. But I am going to give it a try... for at least 20 sessions. I might also suggest you try Yoga (get into a beginning class with a good teacher) as it helps to stretch all those muscles.. Drinking lots of water after session helps and keep on moving, i.e. swimming, sports, etc. So good luck and hang in there. We will keep in touch. -Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65) ~ Santa Fe, NM Where I am really tired of one day spring, next day winter with the wind never ending. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Rex Hunt ('53wb), Nancy Stull ('59) Bill Scott ('64), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Barbara and Kathy Berkeley ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy Dykeman ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacqueline Tallant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve King ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy Raekes ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Re: Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) Recently Virginia's name was mentioned as having a birthday. I searched several piles of miscellaneous papers where I throw my important stuff in hopes of finding her phone number. Unable to do so I eventually went on line to come up with it. I gave her a call to apologize for missing her day. No one answered so I left a brief message. I then left town for a few days. Returning this evening to find a response (from her cheerful upbeat self) informing me that her cancer had spread to her liver and that she had been in the hospital having a sizable chunk removed in hopes of prolonging her view of the green side of the grass. She sounds in great spirits and as perky now as when she was in high school. Keep her in your good thoughts. -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ in very pleasant Hanford, CA (this is our allotted 6 and a half days of decent weather before we turn into the suburbs of HELL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) Today is Fred Segrest's ('57) birthday. It's also Talk Like A Pirate Day. -Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: Richland's Incorporation A little note on Richland's 1958 incorporation mentioned by Robert Shipp ('64): to celebrate the event, a largeand I do mean largebonfire of scrap lumber was ignited in what used to be the vacant field across the street from what was Newberry's in the Uptown. It was very close to where KFC is now. Further north, near the other end of the then-vacant field, a large explosion was set off. The blast was triggered by Miss Richland. It was rigged to produce a mushroom fireball like that of an atomic explosion, and it did. It left a big hole in the sand about 20 feet across and probably 10 feet deep. It remained there for years. This was about where the multi-story hotel on GWWay (forget the name) stands now. I remember watching all this from the front yard of my house at Jadwin and Symons. -Bill Scott ('64) ~ from beautiful downtown Nipomo, CA where we are looking forward to this summer's class reunion. ------------------- [See the "atomic fire ball".... Re: Tri-City Herald Historic Photos Historical Richland 2 - Picture #36 -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Bill Witherup ('53) from 04/03 Rent Rates: in 1948...(Not 1953 (;-) 1 bdrm prefab $25.00/month 2 bdrm prefab $30.00/month 3 bdrm prefab $35.00/month Alphabet Homes Part 1 Alphabet Homes Part 2 Alphabet Homes Part 3 To: Robert Shipp ('64) Re: G.E. Years I returned home from the Army in August of 1970. I believe my Dad (Ivan D. Behymer) and Dan Hultgren's ('65) Dad (Elart F. Hultgrenn) were the LAST of General Electric's employees. They locked the door on G.E. that year though my Dad continued to be under contract for one more year after that to answer questions, from home, about insurance and retirements. -Gary Behymer ('64), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re:acupuncture is it covered by most insurance? I have an HMO, so am pretty sure they don't cover it, but would like to know how expensive it is, too, if you don't mind telling the cost of the procedure. I have arthritis in my entire right leg and they keep saying my hip isn't deteriorated enough for replacement, so would like to find out if the acupuncture would help. I am a "big baby" where needles are concerned, but if it helps with the blasted pain and discomfort, it might be worth it! *grin* I do use the horse liniment(which helps)and am drinking Elations(which has glucosamine and chondroitin in it--easier to swallow than the "horse pills" with those supplements in them), but it only helps a little--would like to find out if the acupuncture makes a bigger difference. thanks for any and all input. Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)......Bakersfield, CA where we are having days of 60's, then 80's, then back to the 60's. typical for this part of the country. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: Hanford Exposure-Related Death Claims First, sincerest thanks to all who wrote to me (MANY, MANY Bombers!) regarding the process and time frame for collecting money on the Hanford Cancer Death Claims. (Not the official name, but you guys know what I mean.) I have had so many responses, that I have had not opportunity to respond to all - so I wanted to get this note out in the Sandstorm. The consensus is that, in the beginning, these claims took YEARS and several rejections before they went through. Now it seems the system has been streamlined, there are fewer rejections, and more types of cancer are covered. (The one in question here is Non-Hodgkins lymphoma.) Bottom line, with all medical paperwork in and "all ducks in a row", it would seem it takes somewhere around 9 months these days. I will keep you posted on that. NOTE: **** Someone wrote to ask me who to contact regarding these type of claims. Sorry I have lost that e-mail, but the answer is: Hanford Energy Employees Compensation Resource Center - 303 Bradley Blvd- Suite 104 - Richland, WA 99352 - Phone: (509) 946-3333 - Toll free: (888) 654-0014 - Fax: (509) 946-2009 - E-Mail: Re: Acupuncture I was diagnosed in 1999 with fibromyalgia. Mine has some "interesting" manifestations, including vertigo, which is made much worse during times of barometric fluctuations. (I can predict storms coming for 12-18 hours in advance!) My symptoms really got scary and debilitating -- I had to quit college twice because of them. Then I went to an acupuncturist in Kennewick, and got great relief - from the pain, the vertigo, and the exhaustion associated with fibromyalgia. But I moved to Spokane for my post-graduate work and internship, and didn't have the time (didn't MAKE the time) to find a new acupuncture practitioner. Then moved to rural Idaho, where there isn't one. So I have been years without an acupuncturist -- and I can really tell the difference ... and NOT in a positive way! I am looking forward to finding a new one .... which brings us to the next topic of discussion. Re: North Carolina Well, I considered that position in Fairbanks long and hard, and spent a LOT of time jumping through the bureaucratic hoops required to get credentialled to practice psych with the VA. They are just getting around to making their decision now (between me and one other candidate), but in the meantime .... I have been recruited to be a member of one of three mental health teams at Camp LeJeune, NC. (About as far from Fairbanks, AK, as you can get, and still be in the USA. And about as different in climate as you could possibly get, short of equatorial Africa!) The job is first and foremost to serve returning and re-deploying Marines who are suffering from PTSD. The position also includes serving their families' needs when the solidiers are deployed, and when the solidiers are trying to reintegrate to non-warrior living. Other aspects of psychiatric care, too, of course. I am so excited, mostly because there will be a lot more opportunity for doing therapy (not just writing prescriptions) of every sort, plus community outreach and education. Just wish a program like this had been in place during the Viet Nam era. Also thrilled to be recruited for such a great position, when the economy is in such a nose dive. (Working as a contractor for Idaho's Dept of Health and Welfare is getting to be pretty shaky ground -- many cut backs in personnel and hours all around me.) So who can tell me stuff I need to know about Camp LeJeune area? (Yeah, I know about the humidity.) Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) (P.S. Working now on figuring out a way to keep the 7.5 acre farm here 16 miles east of Lewiston, and still move to North Carolina. Anyone have any ideas on that??) -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May Wann ('49), Virginia Brinkerhoff ('54) Michael Waggoner ('60), Tom Verellen ('60) Helen Cross ('62), Cindy Payton ('65) Cathy Geier ('66), Robert Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelvin Soldat ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Anne Lauby ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Phillips ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa Dykeman ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) Re: Planning of 60th Reunion The class of 1949 is planning on their 60th reunion this September 11th & 12th along with the Club 40 celebration. Phil Raekes is heading up the committee to find us a place for Saturday evening dinner and possibly dancing. We are asking you to please pre-register with a fee of $25.00 so we know how big of a room we need to reserve. We are still missing addresses and I would appreciate it if you know where they are, or if you know any of their relatives please e-mail me, call me or write a note and let me know so we can try to reach them. Missing: Eugene Alm, Nancy Archibald, Joe Armstrong, Edwin Beutler, Gary Boutwell, Sadie Brakke, Howard Brewer, Mary Budinger, Robert Burrell, Mary Ann Pruden Buyer, Dorane Crpenter, Sallie Carroll, Donna Chaussee, Delbert Chaves, Dan Coheely, Laura Coker, James Cole, L.D. Crotchett, Jr., Arthur Cutler, Maxine Draszt, Joe Dwyer, Deloy Eddington, Edward Eisert, Willy Ann Erickson, Donald Farley, Alpha Ferguson, Joyce Fisher, Harold Hight, Genevieve Issacs, Dixie Landon, Bobbie Martin, Charles Martin, Patsy McQuistion Massey, Walter Masters, William Masters, Marilyn McManus, Shirley McRay, Dale Mader, Joanne Messerly Rice, Gene Roberts, Milton Robertson, James Sanders, Richard Schultz, Jack Seaman, Leon Seaman, Bob Shepard, Barbara Smith, L.D. Smith, Janet Wallin, and Rick Woods. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May Wann ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) Hi, I thank Rex Hunt ('53wb) for his call and for the note in the 4/6/09 Sandstorm. I am now home and it is great to get out of that place where I was attached to various tubes and drains. I am regaining my strength, and look forward to "many happy returns" of the day. Thanks all who send good thoughts. -Virginia Brinkerhoff Sweetland ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Michael Waggoner ('60) Re: 1958 "atomic fire ball".... Tri-City Herald Historic Photos Historical Richland 2 - Picture #36 I believe that one of the major stores in the shopping center lost several windows because of the explosion that created the mock mushroom cloud. The store submitted a bill for several thousand dollars, the cost of the broken windows, then applied a credit in the same amount for the free publicity. -Michael Waggoner ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Verellen ('60) Re: Southern tour Gus and I just returned from a successful tour of some of our southern neighbors. Fighting our way through snow and ice everything went well except for the heat and humidity almost no moderation on this trip. I think Gus went out cruisn' once when we were supposed to be napping. (George be sure to warn Bella about dudes like Gus though I'm pretty sure he would give driving lessons) Gus flushed out a black bear in Texas of all places. We got back to near Lacey just in time for spring. -Tom Verellen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) I am very happy to learn that our government is interested enough in providing qualified Mental Health professional to seek you out. Your move to NC will hopefully be a nice deployment from our dear Northwest, which is my and most Bombers' favorite part of the U.S. I hope that everything works out for you in this move and new career. and Happy, Blessed Easter to you and all Bombers, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where it went from over 70 on the weekend to almost freezing tonight. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65) To: Linda Reining ('64) I am using acupuncture as a last resort. This summer I got a prescription from a pain/bone doctor (that is what I call her anyway). She gave me "Flector Patch" which is a patch that you put right on the pain. Last for 12-24 hours, but expensive. Unlike Aleve, etc. it works directly on pain and does not effect other parts of the body. It works for me (kinda) especially after I have been swimming for extended period of time, but I am trying not to take so much medicine if possible. We have an acupuncture College here in Santa Fe. I pay $15 per visit. (I give him a nice tip as he does not make a lot of money) My kids know the guy who works on me and he is quite professional and good. I think you would have to ask your specific medical insurance regarding what they cover and don't. Good luck. Already been through the double knee replacement.event... it gave me the mobility to start exercising, which helps in all things. It is important to move, as it helps with pain, etc. Good luck. To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) My fibromyalgia also acts up big time when the barometric pressure is low. I force myself to exercise and not nap so will sleep at night (hopefully) You are not alone. -Cindy Payton Hoffman ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) Hello Everyone, I am going to weigh in here with my ideas. I preface this with 2 caveats: 1.) I am not a health care professional.. I have a BS in Physical Education/Health and I have been an athlete most of my life and am dancing a lot now at 60; 2.) my ideas/beliefs are not for everyone. I use natural and alternative medicine with great success from many years of personal research. classes etc.. Again it is not for everyone. I find that acupuncture has many benefits. I get relief from headaches, from joint pain and also from occasional overuse or ankle strains. Your medical insurance will know if it is covered. If it isn't then it's likely around $100.00 per treatment. I do not like the idea of needles either. But I wanted my athletic body to develop above a few injuries about 8 years ago when I was dancing continuously. I tried it. It worked. I put myself into a complete state of trust and sensation free feeling. I can rarely feel the needles go in. That's because I do not wish to do so. Then when relaxing with them in for the treatment I actively visualize the streams of energy which are being activated. It takes trust and time. Regarding arthritis.. there is a lot of information about the blood type diet completely eradicating the pain and difficulties of this. It takes strength and commitment to change a diet. When I was on it I had no knee pain. I do like processed foods at times so I am off it for now. When living in the Tri-Cities with less support for my New Agey living I fell off that lifestyle. I am back in Seattle, reaping the benefits of that. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, PCC, Seattle Super Supplements, accupuncturist everywhere and tai Chi and yoga and all kinds of dance. I also go regularly to Breitenbush [Hot Springs] and actively appreciate hot and cold water soaks. The change in my knee pain is so dramatic after 3 days there. It's the temperature change and immersion which make the difference for me. I have not yet found a way to replicate that in Seattle, but I'm still trying. Today and yesterday here in Seattle are like living in a different city/state than all winter. it will likely be 70 today. Last eve it was still warm to walk around at 6:30! Spring is here finally! Happy Easter to All -Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Avant ('69) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: "P.S. Working now on figuring out a way to keep the 7.5 acre farm here 16 miles east of Lewiston, and still move to NC. Anyone have any ideas on that?" A really really big ball of string? -Robert Avant ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Linda Reining ('64), Bill Wingfield ('67), Lynn-Marie Hatcher ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Anita Fravala ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max Case ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Wingfield ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re:acupuncture Bombers are wonderful! had personal responses, plus those in the Sandstorm, to my query about cost and insurance coverage. my HMO (Kaiser)does not offer it, but I will be making calls, here in Bakersfield, to find an accupuncturist and hopefully getting some relief from this blasted pain in my hip. Thanks, again, to all that responded. Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).......we "hit" 90 yesterday(Monday), but we are due to go back down to the 70's and 60's the rest of this week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: John Wingfield ('66) Happy birthday cuz. Hope you have a happy one. Hear you had a great weekend with your Dad, Uncle Royce, who turned 87 years young on Monday. I called yesterday to wish him happy birthday. He is so sharp and in great shape. I hope I'm in that good of shape. He sure is good for my mom. It sure was fun riding the Harley's when you were here visiting. -Bill Wingfield (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Santa Fe, NM, where it is a brisk 30ish in the am but suppose to warm up to the 60s this pm. I will be glad when it starts off in the 60s. This was the last weekend of skiing here, so hung up the skis and getting out the Harleys. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: North Carolina Hi, all - Thanks to those offering congratulations both in the Sandstorm and via private e-mail regarding my potential new job serving troops and families at Camp LeJeune via psychiatric/ mental health care. It is very important work, and I am honored to have been sought out to do it. Just want to clarify that this position is not yet mine for sure. As I said before (I think), I am the only candidate, but there is a LONG list of stuff to do and paperwork to process because of the clearance required. Should know for sure in about 4-6 weeks. But it is looking good. Then there is the question of keeping the little farm here in Idaho with a caretaker to watch over it (hate to give it up), or finishing some projects that must be done and selling it, or leasing it out, or .... Still VERY up in the air on that one. Mostly a question of money (maintaining two places) and logistics (long trip -- even by plane -- from Camp LeJeune to Lewiston, Idaho!) Using a LONG ball of string as suggested in the 4/07 Sandstorm has been duly noted :-) Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) PS -- No one has told me anything about North Carolina yet, although one dear Bomber wrote to give me her son's phone number and e-mail address. He and his family live there (near Camp LeJeune) - he is military. So he will be an invaluable source of info. Anyone else got any info????? -Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: WSU To: Bill Scott ('64) WSU has hired the coach from Portland State as their new basketball coach. His last name is Bone, can't think of his first name. Portland State has won the Big Sky conference the past 2 years and gone to the NCAA tournament -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we've seen 70s the past few days and now it's supposed to get cooler once again (day time highs in the 40s if we're lucky) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) Re: It's a small world after all! No, I'm not talking about the ride at Disneyland either! Jim and I are "down under" in Australia. We've been to Sydney, Uluru and now we're in Port Douglas taking in the Great Barrier Reef. Today on one of our day trips we got into a conversation with a couple and found out that they are staying at the same hotel we are. As we got to know them, not only did we realize we were all from the States, but they're from Mississippi, and he is a traveling nurse specializing in physical therapy. We told them we currently live in Seattle and he commented that he had nursed in a little town in Washington and maybe I knew it: Richland! He nursed at Kadlec and said it was one of the most up-to-date, hi- tech hospitals he had ever worked in and was really impressed. After we came back from dinner, we ran into them again: we were going into our room and they were coming out of their room and we were right next door to each other! It's a small world after all!!! -Anita Fravala Griffin ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Grover Shegrud ('56) David Rivers ('65), Vernita Edwards ('65) Greg Alley ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere Smyth ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy Weihermiller ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of '45) Re: Tournaments March Madness: I love it but the powers that be should lose that CBS monopoly. With all those games I would like selections of my own choice. A perfect example is the Gonzy blowout with No. Carolina. CBS stuck with the game till the end while another game was going into overtime. ABC would be great with ESPN 1 AND 2 and perhaps FSN thrown in. As for the High school fun, are we beyond too many classifications? 1 and 2 a and b thru 3 and 4, six state champs. The girls make 12. It kinda waters down the thrill, doesn't it? Is it necessary? How much do all those tournaments cost? My granddaughter up here in Sedro Wooley starts for that 3a team and is in the Northwest league with 13 other teams from 1a Lynden Christian, Meridian, and Nooksack Valley, to 2a Bellingham and Burlington, up to 3a Mt. Vernon and Ferndale. All the teams are pretty competitive, in fact, L.C. won the title last winter. Nooksack is the leading softball team so far this season. When the Bombers came to their first tournament in 1947 their were 2 classes, A and B. Before that just one. Nooksack Valley won once in the only tournament back in those days. Football is different, obviously, and needs the separations, because of the physical aspect of the game. But basketball? how about just 1, 2 and 3. -Dick McCoy From the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Grover Shegrud ('56) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) Re: North Carolina I lived in Raleigh NC for about two years back in the 1990s. I found the people to be super friendly and helpful (though we had to explain that it was Washington state not Dc we come from). In NC you are driving distance to a lot of history; Kitty Hawk, Washington DC, Atlanta, Richmond, etc. You can even make a run to Florida on a long weekend. We truly enjoyed our time there. My wife had been assigned at Camp LeJeune back in the '70s. The only thing I can note as negative is the storms they are fantastically fierce and loud and unlike anything we get here in the Seattle area. Good luck! -Grover Shegrud ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: It's here already How did that happen? I'm usually prepared for these things... like when Murphy ('65) and Mouton ('65) celebrate for the entire month of June I'm ready for the big party and know they will probably not show up to Richland... I'm prepared... I can live with it... just barely but I can... So here it is April again... I have a pile of crap on my desk waiting to be crafted into Mommy Dearest's and my tax returns and I am almost ready to tackle that chore... but for the celebration of a dynasty, I'm always caught by surprise... now don't get me wrong... I can still read my little yellow stickies and wish individuals an HB... yes I know... I blow a few here and there and my stories about being captured by pirates have been wearing thin... well not thin... as in a cartoon or something I saw years ago... the man asked if his friend's cuffs were frayed.. the man responded: "'fraid? They're scared to death!"... my excuses aren't just wearing thin... they are worn out! So here we are... we have a '65er and a '66er having birthdays on April 9th, with nearly the '66er's entire family following this month... last year I suggested I might just wish all the girls an HB when the first birthday came up but that wouldn't be fair and besides... I'm still missing one of the birthdays... when I figure out Cheryl's ('60) and if it is in April... I will just do a group birthday... but for now, let's wish Tere Smyth Wilson ('65) and Cathy Weihermiller Fyall ('66) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! I expect Cathy is pulling her hiking boots on to climb the ridge near her house yet another time... go for it!... Arrrrrgh... was just informed by the lovely, wonderful, beautiful and wowsie Mary Lou ('63) that Cheryl's b-day is February 9th along with Mary Lou's mom so I've already blown it this year and there is no longer a threat of a mass April birthday wish! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) I just recently made the move from Georgia to the Phoenix area after being lucky enough to live and work in the south for ten years. While initially it was a culture shock as I moved to Georgia from southern California, I absolutely loved the south and its people. I traveled a bit, and while not visiting the Camp LeJune area, North Carolina is gorgeous. Southerners are gracious, friendly and known for their hospitality. As I became friends with more people and their families, I discovered an interesting piece of trivia. Most of my southern friends lived within forty miles of where they were born. While they may have left the South for a short time when young, invariably they came home. Once I realized it, I would ask people how far they lived from where they were born. One young electrician who did some work at one of my marinas told me, "I live fifteen miles from my Memaw(grandmother) and Pawpaw (grandfather). My grandfather went around the whole country and said there was no place better than Banks county, and that's good enough for me!" While I had thought I would finish my career in Georgia, my company, Westrec Marinas, offered me a transfer to Arizona when an opening came up. Since I wanted to retire in this area, it was a perfect move for me. I manage Canyon Lake Marina and travel once a month to northern California for oversight on three marinas on the Delta. I purchased my retirement home in December and have a beautiful forty minute drive into the Superstitions to the lake. Life is good... make that GREAT! -Vernita Edwards Loveridge ('65) ~ in Apache Junction, AZ where it is sunny and 65, expecting winds today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg Alley ('73) Re: Bomber baseball I attended a portion of 2 games at the refurbished baseball field. The illustrious TC Herald had the time for the first game of a doubleheader as 4 pm, but alas, it was 3. They went into the games ranked number 1 in the state, but fell in the first game, and won the second to the Davis Pirates. Its early in the season but they will have a good team. The field is real nice. New fencing around the field, batting cages down both the left and right field lines, a real nice scoreboard, and more. A new snack bar and press box are under construction. I counted over 40 banners in the outfield with advertising or sponsorship. I guess things get moving and money starts coming in when you win 3 state titles in ten years. -Greg Alley ('73) ~ Its springtime and the weather is pleasant ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Carol Leveque & Don Sorensen sent stuff: Betty Bell ('51), Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Dave Hanthorn ('63), Nancy Mallory ('64) Dan Thornton ('67), Carol Leveque (NAB) Don Sorensen (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association and Richland's Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a style show Saturday, April 11 (day before Easter) at the Richland Community Center from 1:00 - 3:00. Styles from Catherine's (Kennewick), Dress Barn (Pasco), Maurice's (Richland) and New-2-You (Richland - children's) will be modeled. Cost is $5 at the door, and tea, coffee, punch and lots of cookies will be served. Ladies hats will be welcome, but not required! Should be a fun afternoon and I hope to see some of you there! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Re: Lost 1962 classmates The following classmates from 1962 are missing Bates Neylon Judy Bell David Blevins Herbert E Bachana Carol Burns Doug Corder Joe S, Curtis Don,.Curtis Keith, Dahl Barry, Dean Richard, Dykes Ron, Elliot Ken, Farberf, Gibson Tucker Margaret, Hahn Patrica, Hall Clark, Hanson Toth Linda, Harmon Tom, Henderson Richard, Holcomb Mike, Hopper Gearld, Kornberg Smith Anne, Lang Dalton Lesiie, Laughlin Arome Carol, Lenhart Freddie, Lewis Helberg Margaret, Liddell Jerry, Llyod Richard, Lukens Doug, Maxwell Bill, Miles , Nugent Dupuy Sherry, Paseka Pendley Theresa, Pederson Paul, Petterson Graham Carole, Phifer Donnell Lana, Ragland Steve, Schell Steve, Shanks Rod, Shipman Reed Martha, Skidmore Don, Smith Chuck, Smith Margaret, Sonderland John, Tabbert Suzann, Taylor Llyod, Tomalinson Yount Sue, Victor Dick, Valcil Murry Laurel, Wamsley Mary, Webb Walter, Whitakea Linda, Wilson Dave, Wilson Benson Julie, Wilson Ward Cathy, Workman Offerman Valeree, Wright Kellams Carolyn, Wright Yuonne, Yeager Darris. If you have any information of the whereabouts of these people,Please contact Jeff DeMeyer at 1-509-946-5074, or e-mail me at Thank You -Jeff DeMeyer ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: All Bombers Re: Tri-Cities radio stations Been thinkin' 'bout the radio stations in the Tri-Cities "back in the day" ('50s and '60s) and realized I needed some Bomber help, as my ol' memory cells seem to be leavin' some pretty big holes. I can remember that there was KALE and KEPR, but it seems there must have been at least one or two others. How about it, can someone fill me in? And which stations played which music? I know there was always at least one station that played our "Rock n' Roll" and "Top Forty" favorites, but it seems like it might have been different stations in different years. And which station was it that broadcast the Bomber basketball and football games? And one of the stations broadcast the Tri-City Braves baseball games, too. Does anyone remember any favorite DJs or sports announcers? I never was a fan of C&W, but I am sure there was at least one C&W station in the area back then. Were there any jazz or classical music stations? [I remember listening to KORD. -Maren] Do you remember how the local stations used to sign off the air around midnight or 1:00 AM? There was one local station that had a real "flowerly" sign-off spiel that ended with the phrase "where the Yakima, the Snake, and the Columbia form their highway to the sea" or something like that. Does anyone remember that? Does anyone remember the whole ditty? [I remember that... might have been KORD. -Maren] Having been a "night person" even back in my "formative years", I used to switch over to other stations when the local ones signed off at night. There was one big, powerful "Top Forty" station clear up in Lethbridge, Alberta that I could pick up my little radio on a good night. I even wrote them a letter and joined their fan club, but I don't remember their "call letters". I always wished I could get KJR from over in Seattle and listen to Pat O'Day spin the hits, but the Cascades were just too tall for that to happen. I sometimes could get stations from Portland, Oregon, but never found one there I really liked. [Lucky Lager Time -- some CA station. -Maren] There was a "Top Forty" station in Walla Walla that everyone listened to when down there "workin' the peas". I suppose there must have been some stations in Yakima too, but I don't recall ever listening to any of them. And how about the local TV stations? I think KEPR had a TV station too, but there must have been at least one other TV station in the Tri-Cities too, wasn't there? Of course we got our "major network" TV from the Spokane stations. There was KXLY, but I can't remember the "call letters" of the other two. So come on, Bombers, help me fill in those gaps. Let's get some radio talk goin' here! -Dave Hanthorn (GMC of '63) from sunny Mercer Island, WA where spring has sprung, but is getting ready to leave again (darn) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) To: Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) I have not been in NC, but have lived in the south since '71. As someone said, you do have to be clear when saying "Washington" that you say you are from the state and not the largish town by that name (this is true anywhere east of the Mississippi River, I think). Also folks east of the river talking about "out west" likely mean Colorado. I have fun telling them I'm from the desert part of Washington (most don't know about that). Tell them we have Chinooks too. I moved to MS in '71 when I married (he was from the NW but worked for the Corp of Engineers). In August. Now we grew up with heat, but not the soggy kind you get here. There are also bugs. Lots of bugs. Once when my sister was visiting we had a thunder storm -- she really didn't like that! We know, of course, it's no big deal -- a lot of noise and water by the bucket load (you can't see the road just like when we had sand storms) and you keep your eyes open and the weather radio on. People still say to me, you aren't from here are you". (They have an accent) When I first moved here there were some folks I couldn't understand at all, but most people I met were from all over the world (Corp employees). Every time I'd come back to the NW my family thought I talked southern because I'd throw in a y'all or we're fix'in to. Now I live in TN and likely will stay here. The kids, you know. Grandchildren. My husband and I always planned to move back to the NW, but he has gone on to a better place so I'll stay near my kids. People in the south are friendly, but I always thought of our area as friendly too. I've made some good friends here in the south (and my son-in-law is a southern boy) (I always told my kids they had northern (not Yankee, but northern) blood in their veins. for some reason they think they are southern! There are a lot of places I'd like to visit someday here in the south (just don't want to travel alone) Have fun planning for a possible move to the south! -Nancy Mallory Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan Thornton (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Question for Seattle area Bombers My wife Mary (not a Bomber) has been in the Kadlec ICU for the past fourteen days after having surgery to remove a malignant carcinoma and part of her right lung. The good news is the surrounding lymph nodes were tested and all came back negative, unfortunately she is not recovering very fast because of COPD issues and they are sending her to Kindred long term care hospital at Northgate. I have a class B motor home and am planning to stay in that when I go for visits but the hospital has indicated they do not allow overnight parking so I am wondering if there are any places near that area where I can park overnight without having to pay a fee. Also, other relatives may be visiting her to so I would be interested in knowing about any local reasonably priced motels. Bomber thanks for any info you can provide. -Dan Thornton (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ Still living in Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Leveque (NAB) Re: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49/'50) Hi All, This is JoAnn's daughter, Carol. We lost our mom to cancer on April 7th. I am sending this email to everyone on her email list so that you will know. We will be having a service in Washington, hopefully on Saturday the 18th in Richland. Possibly sometime around 10AM. Joe will be having a service in Parker, AZ for her many friends here - date to be determined at a later time. Mom lived for the relationships she had with her friends and family, and she will be greatly missed by all. Her email will no longer be read, if you need or want to get ahold of anyone here is contact info for the family: -Carol Leveque (NAB) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I have email addresses for Carol and some others. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Another Installment of 8 -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers and 1 Lion sent stuff: Luana Ivers ('52), Curt Donahue ('53) Gene Barfuss ('53), Karen Cole ('55) Ray Wells ('54), Dale Ennor ('59) Stephanie Dawson ('60), Jay Siegel ('61) Bob Cross ('62), Ed Wood ('62) Paula Beardsley ('62), Jim House ('63) Peg Sheeran ('63), Ray Kelly ('63) Gary Brehm (KHS '64), Betti Avant ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana Ivers Portch ('52) Re: Sorenson Pic #271 The woman in the picture is Beverly Coates Karns ('52). -Luana Ivers Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt Donahue ('53) To: Dave Hanthorn ('63) Re: Radio/television Stations There was KWIE radio in Kennewick and KIT TV from Yakima. -Curt Donahue ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gene Barfuss ('53) Re: Radio stations we used to listen to I remember listening to Lucky Lager time. It was broadcast from San Francisco, CA on station KGO. I remember listening to it in bed with my portable radio under the covers. It broadcast all night long. Some really good music for the '50s. I also remember the disk jocky who used to broadcast from By's Burgers on the weekends. we used to all go there after the football and basketball games. we could go to the booth and request songs to be played to the girl we had out that night. This would have been in '52 or '53. But I don't remember which radio station it was broadcasting from. -Gene Barfuss ('53) ~ from the rainy bay area. But it is ok cause we need the water **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen Cole Correll ('55) To: David Hanthorn ('63) While in college at Ellensburg, the only station I could pick up was KFBK in Sacramento, CA Stan's Private Line. I still remember the jingle at the beginning of the show "Let's eat I'm hungry, please don't think I'm rude, you're sweet and lovely, but I'm in the mood for food!" Amazing I remember this as I can't remember what I fixed for dinner two days ago. Ha My favorite local station was KORD. I won a sundae at Tastee Freeze by answering a question correctly. Fun old days. -Karen Cole Correll ('55) ~ in sunny Nine Mile Falls, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Wells ('54) To: Dave Hanthorn ('63) & all Bombers Re: Tri-Cities' radio stations & TV stations My father, Clyde (Charlie) Wells, worked at the Hanford Site from 1944 to 1952. In 1952 he left his job at Hanford and opened the first store in the Tri-Cities to offer sales and service for radios and TVs (Wells Radio & TV). Some of you may remember seeing his store; located on GWWay next to the Village Theater. Prior to that he picked up a Raytheon TV in Kansas City, MO and we would watch "skip" TV from the large cities that we could pick up when the atmospherics were just right. Shortly after my father opened his store, Spokane began broadcasting the three big networks from towers built atop of Mt. Spokane: Channel 2 , CBS (KREM), Channel 4, ABC (KXLY), and Channel 6, NBC, (KHQ). KHQ was the first to begin broadcasting. My father had great hopes for good TV reception for the Tri- Cities from Spokane, but the reception was snowy on good days, and unwatchable on the bad days. In spite of the undependability of the Spokane TV stations, customers were so hungry for TV that they purchased huge antennas to watch Spokane TV. I had the enviable task of climbing on top of A-Houses to install those big antennas. About a year after that, a TV cable system installed antennas atop of Badger Mt. to receive the Spokane Channels. Reception was not the best, but better and more reliable than the roof top antennas could bring in. I worked for Richland Cable, in the evenings (while I attended Richland High School) as a technical support technician. When a cable customer called in to complain about bad reception, it was my job to determine whether the fault was with their TV set or with the cable system. I remember that Jack Quinn managed the Richland TV Cable System. Finally, KEPR (Channel 19) built the first Tri-City TV Station and put their broadcasting antenna atop of Johnson Butte. By then I had left Richland to attend engineering school in Milwaukee, but according to my father, he sold every TV set he had within hours after the initial channel 19 broadcast. Apparently, Spokane Fox Channel 28 began broadcasting on or about in 1998-1999. Can't help you on the Tri-City country- western stations. I do remember in the early '50s, in the evening, I listened to Station XAX out of Del Rio, TX. -Ray Wells ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale Ennor ('59) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Picture 275 The lad second from the left bears a strong resemblance to Peter Anderson ('59wb), the fastest kid at Lewis & Clark in the early '50s. Peter moved away in our fifth or sixth grade year and I never heard of him again. He would barely get his feet moving more than quick scissor steps but could out run anyone in school. It was infuriating trying to catch him at recess. The cub scouts appear to be in Pack 39 of which I was a member, though I could be wrong about the identity as I dont recognize anyone else in the picture. -Dale Ennor ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Re: Radio Stations I remember KPKW Pasco, KWIE Kennewick, and KALE Richland ("KALE 960 K-A-L-E," still going strong) as the big three radio stations that went the farthest back in time. One of the next oldest stations was KORD. Didn't it have "suntan turnover time" every 15 minutes or so during the summers in the late '50s? They played all the latest hits. And didn't we also have KUTY or KOTY for awhile? I remember that some stations read off call-in dedications (to Ron from Sue and Pinky) and some sort of musical contest wherein you could call in your answer and win a sundae from Tastee Freeze (I did). I do not remember which station played C&W. I am not a fan of such music (sorry folks), but I set my clock radio to it so that every school morning I woke up to C&W music, sponsored by Red's Trailer Mart. That got me out of bed in a hurry!! Like Maren, I too listened to the Lucky Lager Dance Time (top 40 hits); I'm pretty sure I heard it on KGO San Francisco. I believe they played the top 100 hits every Friday night, or was that another station? I have forgotten the station in Seattle that I loved to listen to in my late-night college years ('60-'64), but I absolutely loved that guy who read poetry, dispensed philosophy, and played super music--slow and romantic. I always thought he was a Seattle guy, but I googled him once and learned that he was syndicated from the Midwest. I think his name was John Doremus. DELTA The 3 Spokane cable TV stations were the same as they are now: KHQ (Q6), KXLY (4), and KREM (KREM 2). The only Yakima station that I remember from old was KIMA. I think it's the one I danced on in my days as an acrobat phenom. OOH, my knees hurt just thinking about it!! -Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) ~ West Richland where it's partly cloudy but still warmer than a few weeks ago, and all of the bulbs are blooming. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (Classic Class of '61) Re: "Down East in NC" In "down east North Carolina" (that part of NC lying east of the Piedmont along the coast) one had to be specific as to which "Washington" one was referring to: there is "Little" Washington a bit north of Camp Lejeurne, there is "DC" and there is the state of Washington. As many who live in the south tend to be area orientated, the naturally think of the closest first. When I moved from NC to WA, I would have to make sure that I added the "state" after Washington to avoid having to make the correction and explanation as many who worked in Little Washington lived in the New Bern area and commuted. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Cross ('62) Re: Carol Cross Llewellyn ('64) I wanted to let everyone that my sister Carol Cross Lewellyn is in a hospital in Aberdeen, WA after having surgery on Wednesday. She will be in rehab for quite a while. We wish for Bomber thoughts and prayers for her as she recovers. Anyone wishing to contact Carol, please send me an email and I will let you know when she is ready to converse with others and how to reach her. She may be away from the Sandstorm for quite awhile. -Bob Cross ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed Wood ('62) Re: Radio stations: I recall listening to Lynn Bryson on KPKW, K-Pee K-Pow!, I think from Kennewick. -Ed Wood ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) Re: Don Sorensen's (NAB) Picture #273 I believe this lady is Joan Robert. She was one of the local victims of the polio epidemic and was one of the patients that my dad, Paul Beardsley, worked with to get her equipment and medical help. As I remember she had a couple of children and Dad used to take me and my sisters to visit with the kids when he went to check on her. I think she lived in a prefab or precut and had a rocking bed that she slept in. Dad called her Red because she had beautiful red hair. This would have been in the early '50s probably. Re: Dave Hanthorn's ('63) request for TC Radio Station info My husband Bill Glenn is a long time DJ and broadcast engineer in the Tri-Cities. He is also a bit of a historian... He put this together several years ago. Hope it answers your questions.. Tri City Radio History The first radio station in the Tri Cities came on the air in the fall of 1944. It was KPKW at 1340. The station was located in a small house across from what is now the Crazy Moose in Pasco on 20th Street (it was named Chase then) They played a variety of music and offered the usual menu of news and sports. KPKW changed little until it was sold in the early 1960s and became KGRS (Gods Radio Station) and played religious programs. After a couple of years, the station folded and went silent. In 1966 it was purchased out of receivership and put back on the air as KSMK playing a full time country format. The call letters were changed to KOTY in 1973 and the country format continued until the late '80s when it was switched to talk and given the call letters it still uses today, KTCR (Tri City Radio) In 1948 KWIE came on the air at 1250 on the dial. They offered much the same programming as KPKW but also had some network broadcasts. In 1955, they increased their power, changed frequency to 610 and became KEPR. Programming remained the same. The call letter change also coincided with the start up of KEPR TV that same year. Both operations were combined in a building on Clearwater in Kennewick where Walkers Furniture is now located. This building burned down in about 1964. They then built a new facility at Road 28 and Lewis in Pasco. Radio and TV stayed together in this building until 1975 when radio moved to its own building next door. KEPR radio became KONA in 1969. The programming of the station continued around a strong news supplemented by music format that has remained until the last few years when the music was replaced by talk radio. Also in 1969, KONA FM came on the air playing elevator music. KALE came along in 1950. Its facility was built at Road 68 and Court street in Pasco. Originally, KALE was at 900 on the dial and operated during daylight hours only. In 1951, they added 2 more towers and moved to the current 960 full time. KALE also offered the same fair of music news and sports as the other 2 AM stations. And in 1951 KALE FM went on the air but broadcast the same programming as KALE AM. After a year or so, the FM was turned off, literally for lack of interest. During the 1950s, KALE also had a part time Studio in Uptown Richland. In 1966, KALE changed their format to be Top 40 and they went 24 hours a day. KALE continued to play pretty much the same music which later became known as Oldies until the early '90s when it changed to an all news format for a couple years. After that it broadcast a 1940s-'50s Nostalgia format for 7 or 8 years until changing to the current sports talk format a few years ago. It is now known on the air as KJOX although legally the call letters are still KALE. The last AM station to come on the air in the Tri Cities was KORD which started broadcasting in 1955 at 910. They were a daylight operation. KORD embraced Top 40 music early on and basically owned the teenage audience until KALE changed to the format in 1966. Since KALE was a full time 24 hour station, they won the kids over almost immediately. KORD went on to offer a variety of formats in the '70s and on including Oldies and Beautiful Music. In the 1980s KORD increased its power and changed frequency to 870 and today broadcasts news-talk as KFLD. FM radio in the Tri Cities didnt happen full time until 1969 when KCYS came on playing classical music out of studios on the Parkway in Richland. This Station became KORD-FM in 1968 (Beautiful Music) and in the '70s and '80s was known as KZZK (Top 40 Contemporary Hits) before reverting to the KORD call and taking on the current Country format. Additional FMs were KXDD which came on in 1976; later become KHWK, KOTY and is now known as KEGX. Then there was KIOK which was new in 1978. It was the very popular OK 95 from 1981 to 1996 when it became first Thunder Country and more recently The Wolf, playing country formats. The last of the original stations licensed to the Tri Cities to come on the air was KEYW which went on the air in 1984. There have been other FM stations that came on the air since then playing Christian formats (KGDN, KGSG, KOLU, KBLD) And with increased power, there are many stations licensed to communities outside the Tri Cities that are now a part of the local Radio Community. These include KXRX (97 Rock), KOLW (Cool FM), KUJ (power 99), KSTR (Star FM). Plus there signals from outside the market providing Jazz, Christian and Spanish formats. There are almost too many of these to list. -Paula Beardsley Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim House ('63) To: Dave Hanthorn ( '63) I believe the Bomber games were on KALE during our High School years, with Robbie Calhoun (a Carmichael speech teacher) doing the play by play, quite well I recall.. My father recorded every game for three years. Frequently, teammates would come over the my house on Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon to listen to the recordings. Those sessions would include "Why didn't you pass me the ball? I was open", "Why didn't you get that rebound?", "I knew you were going to miss that layup", etc. At half time they frequently interviewed a cheerleader, those were treasures also. My dad also used those tapes to create his own game. That included: "Stein steals the ball and scores, Stein steals the ball again, Stein steals the ball again, Stein steals the ball again... that went on for about a minute. The special recording also included several highlights (usually repeated over and over) for every Bomber, even those who did not get a lot of playing time for Art that season. Regrettably those tapes went to the Juneau incinerator as I mourned the loss of my father. I have heard that someone my have video tape of some of the games I played. This narcissist would love to see those videos even though I may not have been as good as I think. Like, duh! -Jim House ('63) ~ Mead, WA (where the old hoop is for sale) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) Re: David Hanthorn's ('63) Radio Memories I don't remember the station names other than what you and Maren mentioned, but I DO remember being able to send a message over the radio to someone (anonymously, even)... and I "dedicated" more than once to a young man on whom I had the biggest crush. Never had the nerve to talk to him face-to-face. -Peg Sheeran Finch ('63) ~ Omak, WA where the forsythia and daffodils are a'bloomin'!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray Kelly ('63) To: Dave Hanthorn ('63) Re: Radio Stations I'm sure other Bombers can fill in some more details about our local radio stations, but your recollections sparked a couple of radio-related memories for me. The first was that the Japanese song "Sukiyaki", which became a big hit all over the country, got its start in the Tri-Cities. As I recall the story, an American serviceman stationed in Japan brought it back and took it over to one of our local radio stations (I don't remember which one.). My other radio-related memory concerned my summer job in 1961 in Aberdeen, Idaho, roughly 30 miles from Pocatello. I remember searching the dial for a rock and roll station periodically throughout the summer. I never found even one. Every station I could get down there had a country and western format, except for a couple Spanish stations. Drove me crazy cause I've never been into C&W. -Ray Kelly ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS '64) Re: Dave Hanthorn ('63) and Radio/TV Stations I think I can add some light and answer a couple questions Dave Hanthorn asked about the radio and TV stations, back in the "old days." I worked in the business all my life from 1965 to 2003 when I retired on disability and now am just retired with my wonderful wife Marsha Goslin Brehm ('65). I'm going to attempt to keep this brief, as I could probably write volumes on this subject. The main rock stations back in our time were KALE, KORD, KEPR and KPKW. I worked for both KALE and KORD. I think for the majority of the time, KORD was #1, but they were a "daylighter," meaning they were only licensed to be on the air from sun up to sun down. This was to protect KISN in Portland that also broadcast on 910. KORD now is 10,000 watts and has switch to 870. It is all talk and news radio, 24 hours. KEPR in those days had both radio and TV, but the radio station was later sold and became KONA. KALE broadcast the Braves baseball games both home and away. The away games were done from the studio in Pasco and were a "recreation" which is not an easy job to do. I'm not sure about the sign off that said "the Yakima, Snake and Columbia form their highway to the sea", but I believe it was KEPR TV. As far as television stations, KEPR (CBS) was the first local station; I believe they went on the air in the early-mid '50s. KNDU (NBC) was next in 1968, and I think KVEW (ABC) was 1972. Now we have a FOX affiliate (KFFX) that is licensed to Pendleton, but has a good signal in the Tri-Cities. Prior to that many people depended on signals from the Spokane stations by putting up high mast antennas (a few had cable) to receive KREM, KXLY, and KHQ. I know I've left a lot of blanks, but I would be more than happy to try to answer any question anyone may have about the radio and TV stations in the Tri-Cities. -Gary Brehm (John Ball & KHS '64) ~ Kennewick, where it's sunny and going to be about 70 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: radio and TV There was a radio station called KOTY that was just down the street from the baseball field that covered the Braves' game. I recall touring it in Girl Scouts in the early '60s. The sign off you remember was on KEPR now KONA but it's now a 24 hour station and I believe they covered PHS games along with CBC games. KALE covered the Bombers and I imagine KOTY covered KHS. As to the TV; the 3 Spokane stations were (still are but different affiliates)-KREM (ABC), KXLY (CBS), and KHQ (NBC). Also the Tri- Cities had a 2nd TV station KNDU. Don't ask me how I remember this but somethings I do and these are some of them. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where the trees are starting to bloom ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: "Dick" Roberts ('49), Betty Bell ('51) Mike Clowes ('54), Laura Dean Kirby ('55) Larry Mattingly ('60), Stephanie Dawson ('60) Tom Verellen ('60), Dave Hanthorn ('63) "Pitts" Armstrong ('63), Jim Hamilton ('63) Carol Converse ('64), Fran Teeple Wolf ('68) Betti Avant ('69), Bruce A Strand ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: McGregor Fox ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McClellan ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron Holloway ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Belliston ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie Smithwick ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) A funny thing happened yesterday at the Grover Beach, CA, train station. Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) and I were seeing our granddaughter off on the train; and I was wearing a WSC Cougar cap. This young man approached, who was seeing his son off on the train, saw the hat and said that he too was a Cougar graduate. We got into a conversation and I mentioned that we were from Richland. He looked at me and said, "Are you Dick Roberts?" Apparently the young man, Matt Phillips (77?), has been following the Sandstorm, where, on a rare occasion I make an entry, I probably looked about the right age; and, he remembered that I had been selected as Citizen of the Year a few years back. He lives in Arroyo Grande, a neighboring community. What a welcome surprise! He is a very nice man and a good friend of Kevin King ('75) who lives in San Luis Obispo. The train came and went and we forgot to exchange addresses. I would like to chat with him some more. Maybe a Central Coast Bomber luncheon. Bombers are everywhere! Cheers, -Richard "Dick" Roberts ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty Bell Norton ('51) Re: Washington On the Washington State versus Washington DC, one I use when anyone asks if I am from "DC", I say "No. AC--Above California". Re: Bert Wells On TV, etc. - Many of you may remember Bert Wells and his kiddie's program "Buckaroo Time" on KEPR in the mid '50s, along with Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse. Bert has turned 79 and had medical problems, but he still does his wonderful program of singing, playing the guitar and great, clean comedy in retirement homes around the area. In fact he is putting on his 3rd or 4th program for the Richland Seniors Association in June here. He is a wonderful person, and has become a good friend since someone (I don't remember who it was) mentioned him in the Sandstorm a few years back. I contacted him to see if he would do a program at the Richland Community Center - and, as I said, this will be his 3rd or 4th. He has also visited many of the senior retirement in the area as he has a great, clean program! -Betty Bell Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) To: Gene Barfus ('53) Re: DJ at By's That person was none other than the semi-well known "Cousin" Ben. The program from the trailer was broadcast on KWIE. The venue later changed to the KWIE studio in the lobby of the Desert Inn (the original building). Ben later switched loyalties to KALE. The request show was also hosted by Jack Quinn and Dusty Rhoades, and broadcast on KWIE. I am surprised that any one remembers KPKW, as it was difficult to pick up, even in their parking lot. Try selling advertising time on that station. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike Clowes ('54) ~ trying to waterproof Easter eggs as the weather guessers are promising a rainy Easter in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) I sorely missed today's Sandstorm. Had to read it on line. Don't know why it failed to show up in my mailbox this morning. I had the "Geek Squad" out here yesterday to clean up my computer. Maybe they were too thorough? -Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Picture #274 I believe the man speaking on the right is Mike McCormick. He was an engineer at Hanford, and also in the WA State Legislature. I had a TCH paper route and he was one of my customers. Re: Debbie I am in Phoenix area visiting Debbie. She was glad to see me this morning when I got here. Her mother Jeannie is here and both of her daughters are also here with her. Adena is from Buffalo and Jessie lives not far from here. My brother Mike ('77) and wife Pam came in last night and I was surprised at 5:40 AM this morning when brother Mark ('77) walked onto the plane. They have set up a hospital bed in the living room and have the support of hospice. She is well cared for and comfortable. I will be back in the office Tuesday. We have our annual Opening Night fireworks display Friday night for Tacoma Rainiers baseball at Cheney Stadium. Sunday I am off to present a tech paper at the international Symposium on Fireworks in Puerto Vallarta, MX. I will likely come back down here again soon after all that. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Debbie's guest room Gilbert. AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Re: Another radio story The Jefferson 5th grade teacher, Clair/Klair Karlson, was drafted during the school year (fall 1952?). The girls sobbed (he was red headed, tall, single, and cool) and we all sent him cookies in boot camp. He was replaced by a jovial, rotund Mr. Dewey (forgot the first name). I believe that he had been a radio preacher, or maybe a radio announcer and also a preacher. I also remember our class touring a radio station in Pasco, and I'm guessing that it was Mr. Dewey's class. I was shocked and horribly disappointed to see how small the station was and how cramped the quarters were for the announcers. Gee, I thought that Arthur Godfrey and the whole studio audience would be there! Ah, youth!!! [So did I, Stephanie!! ->From: Tom Verellen ('60) To: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Photo number 275 Looks like cub scout pack 35 looking at the sleeve of the highly decorated, Lion plus, dude third from the left. I guess we weren't "dudes" back then. These appear to be from the south end of town according to my memory of nearly sixty, count 'em, years in the past. From the left: 1 Terry Burke, 3 ? Jack Russell 5 ? Brian Fitzpatrick, 6 Rowen Jones, 7 Jack Armstrong, 8 Pat Murray. The others I probably would recognize if "I only had a brain". Now what do you suppose the den mothers are thinking or reacting? And no wonder we are the way we are looking at the limited selection of educational toys available. Made us live in our minds, train dust bunnies, and create spit wads, for entertainment. -Tom Verellen ('60) ~ enjoying spring in near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave Hanthorn (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: All you wonderful Bombers Re: Tri-Cities radio stations Wow! What a fantastic response to my musings about the radio stations in the Tri-Cities back in the day. Thanks to all of you who replied. As David Rivers ('65) says "It's GREAT to be a Bomber". I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that I just discovered that this radio discussion already took place in the pages of the Sandstorm in the last week of February 2007, and that I even sent an entry about it then. Just two years ago, and I already forgot it completely, must be the "oldztimer's disease" gettin' to me again. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks again to all you Bombers. You are the greatest, and I am proud to be counted among you. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from cloudy/sunny/cloudy/sunny Mercer Island, WA where the weather can't decide whether spring is here or not. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) Re: Check it out -Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Hamilton ('63) Just back from a night at the Hotel Sorrento, which is a as close as I could get to my old haunt, Virginia Mason, without making a co-pay, however it is less expensive on a per-night basis. The Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I attend the Wailers-Ventures 50th Anniversary concert with my Birthday Buddy Steve Simpson and his wife Ruth. Really a rockin' evening, made me think of many nights at Hi-Spot, The Social Club and the Plumber and Steam Fitter's Hall in Pasco, without the belly full of warm Oly. Re: Sorenson's (NAB) picture #275 & #277 I checked out the latest pictures and #275 is of Pack 39 (of which I too am an alumnus, Den 7 as I recall) the third from the left is Jim Russell ('59), while his brother Jack ('60-RIP) is all the way to the right. Third from the right is Pat Murray ('60). All three were along with Bill Berlin ('56) are part of many memories from the 200 block of GWWay. #277 is Jack McMahon, who moved to Kennewick in the late '50s, had a couple of kids who would have been Bombers, John and Kathy. -jimbeaux -Jim Hamilton ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Radio Stations Seems to me that KOTY (mentioned in 4/11/09 Sandstorm) played Western music. Maybe not, but just seems to me that it did. I can't remember the man's name that was the DJ, but he went to the same church we did in Kennewick. Believe the name is Cathedral of Joy or something like that. -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Been getting sun and warmth for a few days, but yesterday the rains came back. Hoping for a better day tomorrow, being Easter. Would like to go to the Sunrise Service, but not in the rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Fran Teeple Wolf (The Year That Made Us Who We Are - '68) To: Dave Hanthorn (GMC of '63) The other two TV stations from Spokane are (and were) KHQ and KREM. Don't remember when KSPS (local PBS channel) was available, but might have been there because I remember Dad always made a donation to them. To: Mike Brady ('61) Many thanks to all who have written in to answer Mike Brady's question about acupuncture. Several of you answered his question, having used it to help with Fibromyalgia. I was interested in your symptoms and how you were handling them. I've got this nasty thing, but symptoms differ for eash individual case. I've got a great team of doctors - an internist, gynecologist, Nurse Practitioner (MN, ARNP, CS) and "lung guy". Together they help handle the pain, energy crisis, and memory fog. It's great, for sooo many interests, to hear everything people write in about to the Sandstorm. So Mike, have you tried the acupuncture yet? Or are you still thinking about it? The prices in Spokane are out of sight - like $60 a pop and they insist on 6 sessions and more. It isn't covered by my insurance, so it's not in my budget. And I haven't spoken to anyone in Spokane who can recommend one practitioner over another. I would really appreciate hearing form other people who have Fibromyalgia. To: Dan Thornton (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Remember to look check parking lots for Fred Meyer, Walmart, maybe Target and Kmart. The first two have great, published policies of allowing RVs to park over night in their lots. To: Don Sorenson (NAB) I want to add my thanks for sending these great pictures to the Sandstorm. I'm making a "history album" for my kids. -Fran Teeple Wolf (from The Year That Made Us Who We Are - '68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: Senior Moment I got thinking about the radio station I toured as a Girl Scout. It was probably KORD and not KOTY as I think KOTY was in downtown Kennewick. Here's wishing everyone a good Easter. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce Strand ('69) The radio station talk brings back many fond memories: Listening to Paul Harvey (RIP), the "master of the pause," on Dad's portable radio in the kitchen as a kid in Richland. Skip Wilson ('69) getting his license so he could spin platters at the new classical FM station, next to the barber shop, in Downtown Richland. Sometime in the early '70s, Mike Fields ('70 RIP) and I crashed a radio station in downtown Pasco, because Mike knew the DJ, and we got to sing "Happy Birthday" on the air - we were both working at Farrell's at the time. In the late 1970s the top jock in the Anchorage market was known as "Marcus in the Morning." The bank I was working for at the time hired him to DJ an employee event. Somehow I knew he had been a DJ at KALE Richland in the late '60s. During an intermission I spoke with Marcus and we were able to reminisce about his tenure at KALE. That was fun... -Bruce A Strand ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Phil Belcher ('51), Rex Hunt ('53wb) Bill Berlin ('56), Larry Mattingly ('60) Patti Jones ('60), Donna Bowers ('63) Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave Fowler ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil Belcher ('51) Re: Radio Stations I may have mentioned in years past that I took radio broadcasting from Gordon Pappas and we had a weekly radio 30 minutes program that was aired at a station near Finley if my memory serves me correctly. I was the engineer (which meant I operated the tape recorder) and we would take the tape over once a week, usually in Harley Stell's '48 four door Merc. Four of us would get out of an hours class to make the run, Pat Cleppe, (?), Gloria Middlebrough, ('52) and the last one usually varied from week to week. (I was in love with Stell's Merc, he kept it in excellent shape and we were so lucky to have such a great teacher that would trust us with his personal car each week. I was lucky enough to find two during my life and drove them for years.) I'm not sure but it seems that the station's transmitter was in Finley and it was truly a small place. Not big enough for four people to be in at once. Re: TV stations and service In or about the mid '50s they put up a transmitter on top of Rattle Snake that rebroadcast, I believe, three stations. I was working at "D" area and the crew of electricians there spent a very cold week end running power from a AEC radio shack down the hill about 1000 feet to the little transmitter building. It was so cold that our breathe froze on our coat collars. Re: Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('50-RIP) I was saddened to hear about JoAnn passing. We used to work together in the old Central Stores in 1952-'53, dated a few times and had a great time. She was a fine person. When I stop and think about Richland and the many things we write about we sort of took it for granted that the area would be staffed by Bombers for years. So many of us started work for G.E. after school and it seemed to be the norm. It is always a shock to read of someone's passing and discover that they were Bombers, too many to mention. We often speak of how we were lucky in living in such a kind and gentle place that we might forget that everyone that worked at Hanford required a "Q" clearance, from the top to the bottom. If you worked there you had a "Q" without exception. And the one item that stands out is the fact that everyone was squeaky clean, no record of any kind. So their children were a slight cut above the normal, not that we were necessarily perfect, we just didn't get caught many times. (I don't remember many pull boxes being pulled to send in false alarms for instance.) We always seemed to have fun without causing trouble. Things seemed to move at a slower pace, people took you at your word and trusted you. I never had problems hitch hiking home after a school game or movie. It did seem that the four miles to West Richland at times took a long time. I rode the bus and Bill Hartley was our driver much of the time. I would ride to the end of the route with him. After he crossed the second bridge at the Yakima river (twin bridges) he would stop and let me drive the next two miles to the end and then back to the bridge. He would have a smoke while I was driving. Can you imagine what would happen now if that were to happen? He would have been fired without question. We were truly lucky to have lived during that period of time. -Phil Belcher ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Re: Radio All this radio talk has stimulated the think tank! I remember going to a radio station on the then west side of Kennewick that operated out of a converted garage. He played c/w with a mix of popular tunes. I used to stop by there and from time to time he (can't remember his name) would allow me to play a couple of records while he took a tinkle break and get a coffee refill. He was a 1000 watt station that went off the air at midnight. He was applying for a 10,000 watt license. Moved away before that happened. So don't know what occurred with it. -Rex Hunt ('53wb) ~ lovely downtown Hanford, CA where the Heifer dust is stable and the white flies have not yet arrived. PS if that Coastal reunion ever happens, let me know as I enjoy (SLO) and will use any excuse to visit (lived there for over 20 years) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Berlin ('56) Re: Yogurt and acidophilus Most commercial yogurt is pasteurized and thus kills most of the acidophilus bacteria benefits it might contain. Acidophilus pills in the raw form have to be refrigerated and are thus a pain to carry when traveling. I take, and have for several years, ProBiotics pills that you can get at your local Health Food store. I take them daily, once at night, and twice a day if I am taking antibiotics or in a place like China. The whole idea is that they strengthen your internal bacterial ability to fight off bugs and drugs, the latter without damaging the usefulness of the antibiotic. They are far better than taking Lomotil whilst traveling and allow you an edge if you have some local ice or ship a little water in the shower. Vitamin D is another great preventative we should all be taking, especially in the sun voids of the Pacific Northwest. Re: Picture 275 Jimbeaux ('63) nailed it correctly as far as Jim Russell ('58) (left) and Pat Murray and brother Jack Russell ('60-RIP) (right). It took me a few minutes to recall Pat's face, its only been like 60 years ago, but it is him for sure. I missed the Sandstorm when this came out so it was great to see it noted in other submissions to the "greatest little publication in the world." Re: Radio It was the Lucky Lager Dance Time show. I know all too well as we used to listen to it every night on clear wave radio from KGO ("you're in the know with KGO) in San Francisco. I was in Larsen Bay, AK, on the north side of Kodiak Island, so we would finish our work at the cannery and then go in and see if we could dial in LLDT on the short wave radio we used to keep in contact with the various fishing boats and fish buyers. We would save up our money then make a radio call to the Alaska Communications Service (ACS) office in Kodiak and they would "patch" us through to the DJ on the show. After a while we told him that the cost of these calls were killing four college students working in the summer in Alaska so he would call us twice a week on the KGO tab. He would have a list of fine young ladies wishing us the best of luck, how "brave" we were to be in such a remote area, and, worst of all, some wished they could come up and comfort us. It was too much to deal with but we loved it anyway. By the way, I met a girl in Kodiak one summer and we eventually married and had three great kids before divorcing. We are still real good friends just the same. -Bill Berlin ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA so you know where I am but where are you? I hate reading a really good message with a lot of mentions of things going on but not having a clue where the writer is from. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Acupuncture To: Mike Brady ('61) With a long, sorid, history of back problems I have tried a wide variety of treatments. 19 years ago I met an obscure chiropractor who practices in Snohomish, WA. It took him months to get me to some kind of normal state. But I think something like about 30 friends and acquaintances have seen my progress and have used him many times. I literally crawled into his office that first day. I had tried his kind before with little or no results. But now that we know the mechanism, and path of failure, I can get to him before it goes way out. So 2-3 tune- ups per year keep me upright. About 2 years into my treatments he recommended acupuncture for some specific lumbar pains. He gave me a lecture about the "9 pulses" and said I should only go to those who measure the 9 pulses before using any needles. He only knew one. A very elderly Chinese gentleman who spoke little and spent nearly 45 minutes just taking my pulses, making notes, and muttering in Mandarin Chinese. He was a bit expensive but the results were impressive. I think I went to him 4 times and would go again but he has long since passed from this world. A recent MRI showed moderate to severe degeneration in my lumbar spine. So I am told my lifting days are over, or go buy a wheel chair. I had a book on the 9 pulses but can't seem to locate it. But if you will Google "Acupuncture" and then add "9 pulses" and hit enter again, you will find numerous sites. You may not find anybody who uses them but the various sites will give you lots info on what to look for. -J Larry Mattingly ('60) ~ Gilbert, AZ at 12;40 AM and I see Debbie is resting quietly. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland So many high lights to this luncheon. Travelers, newcomers and a beautiful weather day allowed lots of play. Bombers brought Bombers, husbands and wives. What a great place to be the day before Easter. Happy Easter and spring everyone. Known possible to happen and did, George "Pappy" Swan ('59) and his wife Jeanne brought Bella and M'ea. What fun for everyone to meet them. They are beautiful well behaved girls already. Pappy's work with them shows. They do enjoy people. In the parking lot after lunch everyone got their opportunity to pet them and talk to them. To tell them apart you will see in the pictures that they have different collars and leashes. Bella is red leash and M'ea is blue leash. Not easy to tell them a part without the leashes. They are getting big. Thanks "Pappy" and Jeanne. There were so many Bombers there that I am going to do like I do most of the time and give names and high lights. Starting with the class of '60 because the number was 5. High number from one class. Leon Howard ('60) first time to come and he lives five minutes away. Looking for them to attend again. His wife Diane ('63 - Fresno High School). Mary Judd Hinz ('60), Kaye Ivers ('60), Carol Carson ('60) came from Seattle for a the weekend. Made time for the luncheon before going to a 50th birthday party. Patti Jones Ahrens ('60). The class of '59 had five also. George "Pappy) Swan ('59) and wife Jeanne. Burt Pierard ('59) and Missy Kenny ('59), Paul Knutson ('59) and Nancy Stull Jewell ('59) who came in much later to have lunch and to their surprise found the All Bomber Luncheon was going on. Paul said, he had such a good time and they would return. Barbara Isakson Rau ('58) showed pictures from her trip to Mexico. Outstanding picture of her swimming with a Dolphin. Glen Rose ('58) and wife Carol Rose ('62 - Sunnyvale High School, Sunnyvale, CA). Vera Smith Robbins ('58) came for the day from her new home in Milton-Freewater. She and her friend Marvin are spending most of the year traveling in their RV. Next is south and then across to Ontario, Canada. Write some reports in the Sandstorm letting us know how your trips are Vera. Allen A. Shegrud ('60). Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63), Patricia Keeney ('63) came for the weekend from Portland to be with sis Missy. They were really having a good time. Robert Shipp ('64) and his wife Susie ('64 - Brazil). Betty McElhaney Hudspeth ('57) and Jon Hudspeth ('52), Lorin St. John ('55) and his wife Phyllis ('70 - Glacier high school Seattle). "Em" Devine ('52). I believe this is the top amount of attendees we have had here in the four years at Richland. More room for more to attend. Want to add our waiter has been doing an outstanding job no matter how many show up. Even came out and took pictures for us. I do want to apologize for allowing something political to be during the luncheon. Burt Pierard ('59) pointed out to me because of the flyers on the table that it shouldn't have been allowed. Thanks Burt we all need a reminder once in a while. I also apologize to the Bomber that I allowed to bring them. He didn't know. I think my getting this Bomber to come for the first time got in my way. -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA - The trees are quickly letting go of winter, the birds seem to get louder with their songs each day. Even the rain today gives a wonderment to spring. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Just one more round on the Washington thing! We live around 2/3 of the way across the US from our old home so when someone hears you are from Washington, their next automatic comment is about the DC area and then if you say not that one, they go right into how nice Washington, Missouri is. It almost never dawns on them that we are from the STATE of Washington. I think there are very few Bombers here!! Actually, I don't think, I know so. Give a shout out if you are here and we should get together!! Sincerely: -Donna Bowers Rice (GMC '63) ~ Chesterfield, MO where our spring is finally here, and every tree is blooming and our yard is full of Spring flowers - Is this my favorite season or what!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) Re: Pitts"s and Song Wow, Jim, that was fantastic and I especially like to listen to Grandpa Elliott. But the whole group of them really stood out. Forum: In this mornings Rag (Herald) they say that next Sunday's Forum will be; Is it time to retire the Mascot of the Bombers (The R and Mushroom Cloud). You can write to the Hearld and express your opinion for next Sunday's editorial section, it will be interesting to see how this one goes. -Roy Ballard ('63) and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Don Sorensen sent stuff: Dick Wight ('52), Ellen Foley ('59) "Pitts" Armstrong ('63), Bill Scott ('64) Gary Behymer ('64), Alan Lobdell ('69) Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin Corley ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick Wight ('52) Re: Radio Stations The two standout stations I remember were KFBK Sacramento (an evening show from San's Drive In that played popular music of the time (1950 or so)), and KGO San Francisco and Lucky Lager Dance Time. We'd listen to these two stations often whilst we were "watching for submarines" along the Columbia at night... both were "clear channel" AM stations that generally came in very well after darkness had set in. A little later - 1953/'54/'55 - when I was a radio operator onboard the Coast Guard icebreaker NORTHWIND, I discovered that KEX Portland came in VERY well indeed up in the Bering Sea and the western Arctic. It too was a clear channel station. I wrote to the DJ who hosted a program called "KEX Calling", and he often dedicated songs to the ship and spoke to us during his broadcasts. I sometimes "patched" portions of his broadcasts to speakers on the bridge, in CIC etc. and a few times over the ship's PA system. When the ship went to Portland for routine drydocking one fall, we invited the fellow for a visit and he came down and lunched onboard and took a tour. However, the ship's officers "took over" the visit and I barely got to meet him... Nonetheless, he was a nice fellow. I remember specifically one winter we were near Nome breaking ice and he played "In The Good Ole Summer Time" for us... Ah, the memories... -Dick Wight ('52) ~ near Branson, MO where the weather is kinda' lousy but the tourists are here anyway... . **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ellen Foley Pope ('59) Re: San Luis Obispo/Pismo/Casmelia Bomber "Get Together" I lost the Sandstorm entry where someone? was talking about having a coastal lunch or get together? Help! Who posted those comments. I would be interested in a get together of that sort. The SLO area is of our many favorites. I'll bet some of the Bakersfield people might show up too. Please e-mail us at Thanks.... -Ellen Foley Pope ('59) ~ Burbank, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) Re: Pictures sent to me from Bill Redmond ('63) -Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Scott ('64) Re: California Central Coast Bombers Re Dick Clark's revelation of two more Bombers along the Central Coast: That makes 6 we know of so far. Any of you interested in a first-ever California Central Coast Bomber Luncheon? Re: A Bomber Mom passes away I am sad to report the passing of a great Bomber mom. Wanda Tempero, mother of Cherrie Tempero Scott ('64) and Terri Tempero ('65) passed away at home Easter Sunday of multiple cancers. She had fallen into a coma the day before. She had survived two previous bouts with cancer years ago. Wanda moved to Richland around 1952, and was married for 64 years to Jack Tempero, long-time Hanford worker, who passed away last year of a brain tumor. Wanda is survived by her two daughters, and two grandsons, Tom and Cory Scott. There will be a grave side ceremony Friday morning at Einan's Funeral Home, and a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. Friday at Richland Church of the Nazarene. -Bill Scott ('64) ~ Nipomo **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Time for those 'older' Richland Bombers to come to There are 20 or so members of the Class of 1964 already there + many many more from other classes. The younger the class the more that show up. ***** This for you older Washington State Cougars... Do you know the way to Rathskellers? -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: Washington, The west one My youngest son went to school in Savannah, GA for three years learning cartoon animation. While he was there I flew back several times to visit. I found that ordering a mocha at the Starbucks could make people stare at you. More then once I was asked where I was from. When I said Washington they always added DC. I would then explain Washington State and the next word out of their mouth would be "Oh, you must be rich". Seems that back there they figure everyone in Washington State is a Microsoft millionaire. Also, everyone is from Seattle. I believe they think it is the only town in the state. At least they did not say Worsington like I hear in some places. One mistake I made was being there on St. Patricks day. That was nuts! -Alan Lobdell ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Another installment of 6 To: All Bombers Thanks to all of you who responded to the question "Who are They". Several years ago I heard a story about the time the government was providing trees for the residents. Dutifully they dug big holes to receive the much anticipated trees. After the holes were dug the day came for delivery. A truck driving up and down the streets dropping them off. Saplings all but perhaps they were big saplings. Maybe one of the images gives credence to the tale. To: Stephanie Dawson Janicek ('60) Brian Fitzpatrick really aka Fitz! He was my day shift supervisor at 2345 in '81. For those who know him I should send in a couple of pictures from the '70s. Thanks for that bit of info. To: Larry Mattingly ('60) I should have recognized him. I have some other pictures of him in the later years. One of the guys I thought was Lou Turner. I believe this was in the 327 lunch room. -Don Sorensen (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry Cawdrey ('48), Larry Mattingly ('60) Donna Bowers ('63), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda McKnight ('65), Cathy Geier ('66) Vicki Schrecengost ('67), Dwight Carey ('68) Dave McAdie ('79), Lisa Lysher ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy Carpenter ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mickey Lynch ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy DeHart ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jerry Cawdrey ('48) Re: JoAnn Cawdrey-Douglass-Leveque ('50-RIP) As many of you know, my sister JoAnn, died April 7th at 3:44pm in the ICU at a Las Vegas hospital, after being transported by air ambulance from a small hospital in Parker, AZ where she had lived for a number of years. Her obituary was published in the Tri-City Herald and the Yakima Herald this past Tuesday. There will be a service at Christ the King Catholic church at 10am Saturday, April 18. Following will be a celebration of her life at the Hampton Inn in Richland from 11am until 3pm. Food and refreshments will be served. Joy at having her in our lives will be the theme...not sorrow at her passing. All who knew her are invited to join us in the celebration. Family are coming from San Diego, the San Francisco bay area and the Yakima area. Please come to be with us. Further information may be had by phoning her son Mike Douglass in Richland. -Jerry Cawdrey ('48) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Mattingly ('60) My oldest daughter Debbie went to the Lord at 4:30AM, Tuesday April 14, 2009. She was 48 years old. She was well cared for in her final days. Her mother, her sister, her children, and her loving husband were at her side. She and I spoke together and made our goodbyes yesterday afternoon [4/13] before I left to the airport to fly home. I will of course go back down for the memorial. How do you say goodbye to a loved one? You hug her 2 wonderful children that you held as newborns How do you say goodbye to a child you nourished? You remember the joy in her face at Disneyland How do you say goodbye to a child who practiced acts of kindness? You remember her getting on a plane to fly from the nest and live far away. How do you say goodbye to your child who has an idyllic marriage? You remember the fun of her first camping trip How do you say goodbye to a daughter who at 16 was a very successful Avon Rep? You remember her winning a city-wide sewing contest with an outfit she made from scratch at 14. How do you say goodbye to your child who found joy in the simple things in life? You admired the wonderful artistry in her bead work. How do you say goodbye to a daughter who loved her many gardens full of blooms? You remember how easy and natural it was for her to learn to drive. How do you say goodbye to a child who quit high school over disgust with teachers?. You remember her GED score at the top of the highest scale. How do you say goodbye to your first born, gone in a little over 3 weeks? I have ache in my heart, and for the rest of the family. I was with Debbie in her home for 4 days. She had lucid moments but would kind of fade in and out. We were able to speak a little a few times. I told her I loved her and promised to meet her on the other side at some point in the future. She told me she loved me and would see me there. Deborah Lynn Mattingly Yannon November 11, 1960 - April 14, 2009 May the peace of the Lord be with you always. Many thanks to all of you who sent me notes of goodwill and/or prayers. Thank you -J Larry Mattingly ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: picture #279 Picture has THE BEST Richland Bomber Womens PE teacher-Mrs. Burns in the 2nd row, far left. I remember her as such a supporter of young women-as drill team advisor, cheer advisor, tennis team advisor, etc. More than once she told me I should be a PE teacher and because she was such a role model I have remained physically active in sports my whole life. She was always pretty, always dressed as a lady, and held a strong opinion that women could do what they wanted in life. How lucky we were to have her. Does anyone know where she is? -Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Attention: & Don't tell anyone that you heard it from me but the 'best darn burger joint' in Whitman County is now making...are you ready? Potato Flour Donuts...YES! If driving through Colfax, WA, stop by the Top Notch Restaurant for a real treat... Re: Trees... On the matter of trees... In my folks' early "B" house on the corner of Mahan & Williams the first two trees they planted were "sewer seeking"... their root system made a living for the roto-rooter people. When we moved to the "F" house on Hains in 1958, there was a Chinese Willow & Dutch Elm to which a small maple tree that I had planted on Mahan, was added. The Hodgson and Gray families had great cherry trees, a carry over from pre- Hanford days. The Hartys & Hodgsons had young Ginkgo... then again all of Hains had Ginko trees... with most of them about 3 feet from the front sidewalk. -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Dear Bombers: Our April Bomber luncheon is only a few short days away. Hope to have a BIG turnout!! PORTLAND/VANCOUVER LUNCHEON What: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon Time: 11:30 a.m. When: April 18, 2009 Where: Red Lion Inn at the Quay, Vancouver, WA RSVP: Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) Lola Heidlebaugh Bowen ('60) Tom Hemphill ('692) -Linda McKnight Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy Geier ('66) All right!! Yes, I remember the way to Rathskeller's! They had the best pizza in the world! Well, a tie actually with Pizza Haven.. I worked there my senior year at WSU. I am NO dummy when it comes to pizza. Of course I also majored in Physical Education/Health and turned out for athletics.. so I could eat pizza and retain my svelte figure... Did anyone else work for an airline? Out of WSU I flew the skies for Northwest Orient, what a lovely and wonderful opportunity. This small town girl got to fly all over the world and see so many places. I knew after a few months that the northwest would be my home. I KNEW it. We are certainly blessed with our natural beauty and natural resources. Here, in Seattle along with my cultural endeavors, I am also a member (as are many of you I am sure) of many environment protective organizations. Events: The 19th Annual World Rhythm Festival in Seattle at the Seattle Center is April 24-26. Go to for full details.. It is free!!! 3 full days of African and world drumming and dancing. Folklife Festival in Seattle Memorial Day.. at Seattle Center also, free.. 4 days of international culture - arts, music, performances and more. Happy regards to everyone from Seattle .. where they predicted snow the last 2 days, but so far there is none. -Cathy Geier ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) Re: Hailing from Washington state My family transferred to Erie, PA from Richland in 1966, so I attended my senior year at a "foreign" high school. I always thought it was so funny when classmates asked me where I was from. They claimed I spoke with a "Washington" accent. -Vicki Schrecengost Carney ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight Carey ('68) Re: Don Sorensen (NAB) Regarding the trees for Richland - true story, for real. I'm not sure when, but the truck came around and dropped off two Sycamore trees for every house in our neighborhood. I remember helping fill in the hole, or perhaps being kicked out of playing in the hole. Those trees are still in a lot of yards today. Howard Madsen ('70) - "The Tree Man" - keeps pretty busy trimming them and taking out the ones that are just too big. He did one for me 3-4 years ago that was in the side yard between two houses. Most were in the front yard. I also own one of the "government" hutches - I heard that the trucks came around and dropped off furniture for all the houses. I don't remember that occurring for our house, but may have. The "Plant" took care of their workers. These events happened when nobody actually owned their houses. Thanks for all your pictures - what good memories !! -Dwight Carey ('68) - Bomber Land - where I got some yard work done before it rained tonight. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave McAdie ('79) To: Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) Re: Pictures sent from Bill Redmond ('63) Jim, This is from the May 30, 2008 Tri-City Herald Editorial page: 'Snakes on the Loose' or a dose of ophidiophobia? By Rick Larson, Herald Managing Editor It's been "Snakes on the Loose" week at the Herald, wrapping up with reports of rattlesnakes being found in Richland's Howard Amon Park. That followed an Internet urban hoax from earlier in the week, which the Herald exposed, of a big den of rattlesnakes supposedly being found near West Richland. Turns out the photos being circulated were likely taken in Wyoming... rest of article snipped... I tried to find the whole article because the TCH did an extensive review because someone had sent them those pictures. It was a pretty decent investigation, which was out of the ordinary for them. In a nutshell, the pictures are authentic, but not from the hills around the Tri-Cities though. Great photos, would scare the crap out anyone who stumbled upon a sight like that, but not from our wonderful area. -Dave McAdie ('79) ~ Kennewick, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) To: Gary Behymer ('64) I wanted to send this thank you to Gary. I happened to look at my fathers (Wayne Lysher ('57-RIP)) Pacific Northwest Band website and saw that you had them place 2 more pictures of the band and Larry Coryell ('61) with some information. Thank you Gary for doing that, I know my father would be smiling along with the other members seeing these photos and especially letting me know there are other pictures out there of the group. I'm afraid dad didn't have many photos so these are great to see. Thank you for bringing forward more memories of my father and the band to me. This is the link to the website if anyone is interested in the pictures. -Lisa Lysher Fuller ('79) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Shirley Rae Drury ('51), Bill Witherup ('53) Judi Pearson ('54), Larry Christenson ('54) Missy Keeney ('59) and Patty Keeney ('63) Helen Cross ('62), Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Marcia Miller ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) Linda Reining ('64), Sharon Sasser ('64) David Rivers ('65), Bob Thorson ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken Ely ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara Cole ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony Sharpe ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg Jochen ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) Re: #279 #279 has me thinking that in the first row, numbers 7 and 8 from the left, are Glenda Drum Rowden ('51-RIP) and Barbara Taylor ('51-RIP) or number 8 might be Pat Young ('51). I'm so sorry to see that both Glenda and Barbara have died. So many of us are leaving the scene. I put the photo with all the women in Photo Gallery and darkened it a little and have excerpted Pat and Barbara's junior class photos. Do any of you think my memory is serving me well, or am I dreaming? -Shirley Rae Drury Crume ('51) ~ Writing from Kennewick, where the temperature has been cooling, but we did have two days of lovely spring a few days ago. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) I will be making a contribution to the website soon as I am a consultant for the Washington Nuclear Museum and Educational Center - presently a virtual museum in development which we hope will be an actual physical museum in the future. We are interested in Personal Testimonials of those who worked at Hanford, or whose parents worked at Hanford. A few of you live in Seattle, and we can meet here. Down the pike I will probably journey to the old home town and get some testimonials on video tape. Of interest to me in the most recent chattings are the kinds of trees planted in Richland - I remember poplars - compared to those of the original ecology, such as cottowoods and willows. -Bill Witherup ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi Pearson Parker ('54) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Larry, You wrote such a moving tribute to your beloved Debbie, a loving tribute from a loving father. My Deepest Sympathy to you and your family. -Judi Pearson Parker ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry Christenson ('54) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Re: Loss April 14, 1988 I lost my eldest son to a traffic accident. Each April 14th I spend the day pausing and reflecting and receiving phone calls from my other children wanting to know how I'm doing. Even after 21 years this is still a hard day for me. Your message today helped me a lot and I thank you for it. May the Lord grant comfort to you and the rest of your family -Larry Christenson ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy Keeney ('59) and Patricia/Patty Keeney ('63) Re: Mack Brand ('64) Mack fell on his first bicycle ride of the season and severely broke his hip requiring surgery at Lourdes in Pasco. He has been moved to Kittitas Valley Health Rehab 1050 E. Mountain View Ave. Ellensburg, WA 98926 Cards and notes would be really encouraging for him! -Missy Keeney ('59) and Patricia/Patty Keeney ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) What can we say to you to ease your pain at the lose of your daughter, Debbie, besides we are glad you were able to be with her during her last days to say your goodbyes, and we are glad you have happy memories of her to hold in your heart until you do join her in Heaven. God be with you and hold you close during this difficult time. With Love and Prayers, -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Re: 1962 Lost classmates The following classmates are missing: Bates Neylon Judy, Bell David, Blevins Herbert E., BachananCarol DougBurns, Corder Joe S., Dahl Barry,.Dean Richard, Dykes Ron, Ellioit Ken, Farber Roger, Gibson Tucker Margaret, Hahn Patrica, Hall Clark, Hanson Toth Linda, Harmon Tom, Henderson Richard, Holcomb Mike, Hopper Gearld, Laughiln Arone Carol, Lenhart Freddie, Lewis Helberg Margaret, Liddell Jerry, Llyod Richard, Lukens Doug, Nugent Dupuy Sherry, Pederson Paul, Petterson Graham Carole, Phifer Donnell Lana, Ragland Steve, Schell Steve, Shanks Rod, Shipman Reed Martha, Skidmore Don, Smith Chuck, Smith Margaret, Tabbert Suzann, Tomalison Yong Sue, Victor Dick, Valcil Murry Laurel, Wamsley Mary, Workman Offerman Valeree, Wricht Yvonne, Yeager Darris If you have information of the whereabouts of these people, Please feel free to contact me at 1-509-946-5074 or at Thank you -Jeff DeMeyer ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marcia Miller Neff ('62) Re: Pic #281 The lady (third from the left) is our mother, Ruth Miller New. I believe this group were learning to make little stoves for Girl Scouts. Our Mother passed away this past June 1st. She was 88 years old. I had trouble sending this message. Hope this gets to you. Thanks -Marcia Miller Neff ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) This from one of my neighbor's who just found out I was from Richland: "Gary - Alan forwarded your newsletter that talked about Hanford. My dad is an architect and he worked for G. A. Pehrson who designed Richland/Hanford. In fact, he has a few artifacts from the project. Please come and talk to me about what I know. My dad came to Colfax, last spring, to talk to the Whitman Co. Historic preservation group about Pehrson's work and the Hanford/Manhattan project. He was even featured in the local paper! I am forwarding a link to a website that talks about the project and G.A. Pehrson. - Hope to talk to you soon. -Gary Behymer ('64). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) to:Larry Mattingly('60) was so sorry to read of your daughter's passing---I had tears streaming when I read your entry--your replies to your questions were a wonderful way to express your sorrow and joy at having such a wonderful person in your life. re: government hutches I have the hutch and table/chairs that belonged to my mom and dad when they lived in their prefab on Rossell---my mom didn't have room in her home for them, so she gave them to my grandmother who kept them in her prefab on Winslow til her passing, then my mother took them back, had them in her home in Idaho for quite a few years, then gave them to me---I had them and now they are in my youngest daughter's home---they have been from Richland to Idaho to California and have "weathered" the moves none the worse for wear. they are in wonderful shape and have very few scratches anywhere. *grin* the table has an extra leaf that can be added and at one end of the table is a small drawer for keeping silverware. Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64).......Bakersfield, CA.......we had horrible winds and blowing dust on Tuesday and more of the same is predicted for today---we even had snow flurries in Tehachapi; we are to "hit" 80's next week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) Re: Class of '64 Reunion If you have an interest in the proposed wine tour during the Class of '64 reunion weekend, June 19, 20 and 21, please let me know. We have to have at least 50+ people in order to schedule it and reserve the bus. The cost of the wine tour is $25 per person and it will introduce you to some of the wonderful new wineries that opened recently at Vintners Village in Prosser. You can email me. Also, let me know whether you prefer to have the tour scheduled for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. -Sharon Sasser Warren ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Birthdays and GET WELL OK... we got two great Bomber Birthdays today (4/16) but first lemme say GET WELL to my home buddy and Marine Buddy, Mack Brand ('64) who took a spill off his bike the other day and is getting a little re-hab in E-burg... (You can empathize with that huh LaMont? '63)... you can get in touch with him through one of those lovely Keeney girls ('57-'63)(I think I got those years right... no wait... Gus is '57 so Missy must be '59... Sorry sweetness... or get ahold of mybestex who runs this rag... Now we got a couple of wonderful friends and Bombers... never know which comes first in that line... having their birthdays the day after... shudder gulp... the 15th... wonder why it wasn't beware the Ides of April?... One of these kids lets me join him at the big kid's table and the other one just allows me to be gaa gaa over her and her sisters... hey I'm easy... gaa gaa is good... I hope each of these kids has a wonderful birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tony Sharpe ('63) and Myra Weihermiller ('67) age before beauty and all that... -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Thorson ('69) Re: Larry Mattingly 4/15/09 entry May God's peace and comfort be with your family and you. -Bob Thorson ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jo Cawdrey Leveque ('49/'50) ~ 4/23/32 - 4/7/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Pat Upson ('49), Marilynn Working ('54) Suzie Gunderson ('60), Jim Kennedy ('62) Linda Reining ('64), Robert Avant ('69) Ian Velasquez ('88) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith Maupin ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jones ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob Thomas ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim Vach ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shari Napora ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane Smith ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim Jochen ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: "Jumbo" & "Wig" Davis ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat Upson Tervooren ('49) Re: Bill Witherup ('53) and trees of Richland We lived in a prefab on Winslow--one street from the blowing sand (1947-1949). I remember our street all had two Italian plum trees in each yard. I also remember my Mom stewing, making jam, making pies, putting them in a pan with butter and brown sugar and heating them up for on top of ice cream (ugh)! Even though I tried to hide my lunch sack, in the refrig, I always opened it at lunch--the next day and found a handful of them on top!! I have a hard time eating Italian plums to this day. Bomber Cheers! -Pat Upson Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of '54 ladies lunch Hey, all you local gals, please plan to come to lunch at Granny's today, April 17th at 11:30 am to visit and exchange updates on our classmates. We will have the pleasure of a visit from Joanie Phillips Wile who lives in Sandpoint, ID and with her husband, Dale, who are on their way to Seattle. It will be great to see them both at lunch. We are also excited to have Glynn, Millie Finch Gregg's ('54 RIP), husband join Dale and my husband, Richard in their own little corner of Granny's while we ladies have our privacy!!! Richard and Glynn will have the pleasure of bringing their own 5 year old great grandsons with them. Boy, that will be fun to watch!! Re: Jim Butler ('54) I talked to Jim again a few days ago and learned that he will be having total knee replacement on the 21st of this month at Walla Walla General Hospital. Keep him in your thoughts or send him a card. I found Jim in the annual on the page of Future Farmers of America. He said he and Harvey Hart and 2 others were judges. I saw his picture on page 167 with the group in case any of you want to recall what he looked like. He has never been to a reunion and is so excited to join us at Club 40 this year. If anyone wants his number, contact me. Re: 55th class reunion We will be setting a date very shortly for our first meeting to plan the details of our 55th reunion, which will be held during the Club 40 celebration on Saturday, September 12th. We welcome any local classmate to join us... or any one who wants to travel to help us. Some fun things have already been suggested. Please feel free to contact Marguerite or me by e- mail for your input. To: Larry Mattingly ('60) My heart goes out to you on the loss of your daughter. I have 4 daughters and can't imagine losing any one of them or any child. I loved your thoughts and questions and memories of her that you published. Just know that we all say prayers for you and your family and regret that you have to suffer this unfortunate loss. As a volunteer at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center and past president of the Guild, I see so many cancer patients and so many of them too young to be suffering this horrible disease. -Marilynn Working Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco, WA where they have promised high 70s and maybe 80 in the 7 day forecast! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Losing a loved one is always hard; a daughter particularly difficult. My prayers and thoughts are for you and your family. Bomber Love -Suzie Gunderson Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA where the sun is shining, the quail are calling, & the wind is NOT blowing. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Jim (Roger) Kennedy ('62) Entered: Thursday 04/16/2009 10:01:04pm COMMENTS: I'd appreciate hearing from any of my class mates. -Roger "Jim" Kennedy ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) re:acupuncture a big THANKS to all that suggested this! I had my first treatment this morning(Thursday)and I feel 100% better! she put the needles in my lower back(I didn't feel a thing), also put one in each ankle, two beside each big toe, and two in my left thumb area---then, she hooked pulses up to the ones in my back---felt that little bit of tingling, but nothing that was uncomfortable---she also put a heat lamp on them---got a bit "toasty", after the 45 minutes, but nothing that wasn't "do- able". I will go back, twice a week for the next three weeks, then just once a month. it's a bit expensive($100 for the first session, and $70 for each following treatment, but I spend more than that gambling. *grin*), my insurance won't cover it, so it's all "out-of-pocket", but, if it continues to make me feel as good as I do, now, it is more than worth the cost. again, THANKS to all that suggested acupuncture as a way to ease back pain! she also thinks she can use the needles on my arthritic hip and knee, but, right, now we are concentrating on my lower back. Linda Reining(Boobmer Bomber class of '64) in Bakersfield, CA, but the heat is coming---80's/90's predicted for next week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Avant ('69) To; Larry Mattingly ('60) Larry, I remember meeting you at our "first" North Sound Bomber Lunch and talking with you about a couple of things. I have only this to offer; Of the few things I really was scared about over all my time was losing a child or grandchild. That certainly topped the list. Why me? Why them? It is the worst fear of a father to lose a child before you get to be gone. It may have been easier in previous centuries, but now it is painful beyond belief (I really do know). Why wasn't there something that they or you could have done and now, what? Where does the pain, guilt, and memory end up? I would suggest one place. One of my heroes in the category of "Faith" is Paul Tillich. Even though I am now a professed Catholic, I believe these word (paraphrase) ring true; "That which has known her before the world began, receives her and knows her long after the Universe ends." She is not alone, and neither are you. -Robert Avant ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Ian Austin, aka Ian Velasquez (88) Entered: Thursday 04/16/2009 5:09:01pm COMMENTS: None -Ian Austin, aka Ian Velasquez (88) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jerry Reis ('53) ~ 11/29/35 - 3/28/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCoy ('45), Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams ('54) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Gary Behymer ('64) Pam Ehinger ('67), Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane Walker ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie Cone ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gilbert Blankenship ('81) 04/18 TODAY IN HISTORY: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the EIGHTEENTH OF APRIL, in '75; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.... Paul Revere's Ride -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy (the Tin Can Class of '45) To: Keith Maoupin ('47) HAPPY BIRTHDAY [4/17]. It is good to know that others of my days are still kicking! -Dick McCoy (from the Tin Can Class of 1945) ~ A little warmer here at Big Lake, WA, but still plenty of snow on the mountains. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) To: Larry Mattingly ('60) Please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your daughter. Your tribute to her was beautiful and touching. It was helpful to many of us who have lost children. It's a pain you must learn to live with as you never get over it. We understand where you are at this time of the process and believe me. we pray for you every day. You have wonderful memories and I hope you can wrap yourself in those. I know you're grateful for the years the Lord shared her with you. Love and Prayers, -Clarence Fulcher ('51) and Gloria Adams Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) To: Baby Laughing at Wii Golf Funniest YouTube I've seen in a LONG time... Bomber cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 69 at 1am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Spudnuts = Donuts made with potato flour... (Richland, WA) Val is on YouTube!! Re: Missing Members of the Class of 1964 Seriously seeking the whereabouts of the following 'missing members' of the Columbia High School Class of 1964 for our 45th reunion this June 19th, 20th & 21st: Roxie Alexander, Connie Beaty, Don Bechard, Frances Black, Mike Black, Gerald Bosch, Helen Bower, Barbara Brown, Stanley Burnett, Stan Bryant, Teri Cawdrey, Roger Clark, Tom Clark, Lewis Cosens, Donald Crawford, Janice Curtis, Lea Cutler, James Davis, Darcy Dean, Darrel Dean, Mary Delano, Manny Delgado, Joye Emerson, Alfred Graf, Linda Grunner, Howard Hall, Mary Harvey, Jill Haverfield, Sandy Hedrick, John Hemingway, Anne Henry, Larry Hertz, Jean Hildebrand, Roger Hudson, Sam Hulett, Floyd Hunter, Jay Jacky, Anna Johnson, Connie Kendrick, Annette Knight, Cindy Knippers, Dale Kohler, David Koile, Diane Loasby, Dina McClelland, Georgine McGinnis, Eugene McVey, Philip Mercier, Judy Merritt, Paula Miller, Jane Moran, John Morris, Eldba Ruth Murphy, Ron Parmer, Mary Anne Parrish, Gregory Paxton, Richard Allen Peterson, Joanne Powers, Peter Rayment, David Rees, Joseph Reynolds, Beatrice Rios, Peggy Romine, Debbie Sexton, Bill Simpson, Carol Smith, JoAnn Tracey, Mike Trout, Carolyn Ward, Thomas Warren, Tom Welsch and Fred Wollenberg. Help! -Gary Behymer ('64), (1964 Missing Class Locator) (;-) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Larry Mattingly ('60) Dear Larry, I'm so very sorry for you & your family. There is a hole that will never quite heal in your heart. How do I know this? I lost my oldest son 11 years ago this Aug. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him and feel the ache in my heart, but I just remember all the great times we had with him while God loaned him to us. Your Daughter and my Son and others are in the Kingdom of Heaven where they watch over us. The day will come when we get to see them again. I live for today and the future but I look forward to the day I can hold my son in my arms again. May God Bless and Keep Your Family Safe. Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: trees We only had one tree in our yard on Torbett. It was an elm tree that got tall enough where it was into the lines from the power pole. Sometime in the mid '60s I'm thinking we had to have it removed as it got Dutch elm disease and was dieing. I think the other half of the "B" house had a small sumac in one corner. I don't know if my folks planted the 2 forsythia bushes and a flowering shrub which name escapes me at the moment but it was a great bee attractor on our side of the house or not. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where today it's raining but it's supposed to be nicer this weekend **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Alan Porter ('67) ~ 2/28/49 - 4/10/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Diane Avedovech ('56), Bonnie Steeber ('57) Roger Gress ('61), Kathy O'Neil ('63) Linda Reining ('64), David Rivers ('65) Betti Avant ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurel Nielsen ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lila Jenne ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Lloyd & Linda Swain ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark Rohrbacher ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg Wellman ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deb Bosher ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jeff Larsen & Barbara Gile ('67) 04/19 TODAY IN HISTORY 1775 American Revolution began 1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life 1993 Waco 1995 Oklahoma City *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane Avedovech ('56) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Spudnuts Gary, thank you for the videos of the Spudnut shop in Richland. As a kid, I used to get a bunch of Spudnuts and hide them in my jacket and sneak them into the Uptown theater on the weekends. What a treat they were! -Diane Avedovech ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie Steeber Frasca ('57) Re: Janice Kay Ludlow Steeber ('57-RIP) My sister-in-law, Janice, passed away this afternoon [4/18] in Kadlec Hospital. She is missed already. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. -Bonnie Steeber Frasca ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) I was watching the Discovery Channel Saturday at 9:00 and the show was about sled dogs and they were at Martin Buser's place. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of 1961) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I've been recording/watching all the various "Alaska" stuff on the Discovery channel this week. I knew the segment from Happy Trails Kennels (Buser's) was coming on "Dirty Jobs" this week. Saw it on Buser's website: -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) Re: Charles "Ted" Ogston ('62-RIP) I have just received word that Ted Ogston passed away Wednesday night in his sleep. Ted and I were close in high school and have remained friends ever since. Ted's friend, Beth, asked me to let his Richland friends know of his passing. Ted had returned that morning from a month in Ireland. He was so excited about the trip and about spending St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. He emailed me from Ireland about how much fun he was having and I just received a postcard from him this week, so we were all stunned to hear that he had passed away. Tonight Beth wrote: "He had a fantastic time in Ireland -- he was able to tour all 4 sides, see many castles, take in the sites, celebrate St. Patrick's Day, listen to Handel's Messiah on Good Friday. He always has enjoyed any aspect of music. He loved hearing the fast Irish jigs. He always had wanted to go to Ireland. He did a heck of a job seeing it. He said " Now this is what retirement is all about". Ted worked at Boeing for many years, retiring a few years ago in Seattle, then Maple Valley, WA. He was in the Marine Corps in Vietnam and attended Eastern Washington University. Ted was a wonderful friend to so many people and we will all miss him. My condolences to Beth, Ted's four children and his grandchildren. -Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) Los Altos, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda Reining ('64) trees: when we lived in the prefab on Rossell, we had a pussy willow tree in the front yard, along with hollyhocks(my mom hated that plant, as it took over everything else and was the dickens to try and get rid of--always seemed to pop back up, no matter how many times she pulled it out!). when we moved to the Ranch house on Elm there was a huge tree in the front yard, am thinking it was probably a cottonwood, and a huge lilac bush under my brother's front bedroom window. that blasted thing attracted bees like a magnet! Linda Reining(Boomber Bomber class of '64)......the warmer temps are arriving in Bakersfield, CA----we were in 60's most of the week, now, today(Saturday) we are to be in mid 80's, 90's on Sunday and they are saying we will "hit" 101 on Tuesday! then, it is supposed to cool back down for a few days---but heat is right around the corner and won't be too much longer and I will be hibernating for the duration! *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: I'd better get it right this time Well, let's see... I misnamed Cathy Miller (aka Weihermiller '66) on her birthday... and tho my yellow stickie said 4/14 in my impeccable handwriting I read it 4/19 for Myra W. ('67)... let's see if I can get one right... We are the Bombers... nothing says it all like that phrase... our love, friendship and devotion to one another are admired by those we know who have learned of our bond. It makes no difference what class we entered, graduated or didn't even make it to graduation... (I'm speaking of kids that moved before they could graduate and in some cases before Jr Hi and High School)... we link up like magnets... I am so proud of my friends from all classes... there are some who jump right in and mix it up... there are some who wait to be gently or not so gently invited (I have been known to just grab people who haven't been around in a while and reintroduce them to all the others)... we get together when we are in towns where other Bombers live... we travel to places just to see Bombers... We are not only the Mighty Bombers we are Mighty Special... I get so tickled at the kids who are the glue that hold a particular class together and make sure that the class is full of Honorary members so that functions of one class become functions of several... I am very pleased that the Big Kids let me sit at their tables and I gladly invite them to mine... there are some that go far beyond just joining with other classes and go the extra 100 miles to keep us all together... We got one of those people having a birthday on April 19, 2009... Now I'm probably getting her birthday confused with some other big event she celebrates, but is the 19th the day Mount St. Helens blew? Whether or not my memory is correct there is now doubt that a VERY Special Bomber should be wished a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY Maren Smyth ('63 and '64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti Avant ('69) Re: BD wishes I'd like to wish the "Queen of the Alumni Sandstorm" a very happy birthday on Sunday. My great niece shares this day with her and her brother on Monday. Many kudos to the many things you do Maren and have a great day. My senior moment came back. The tree or bush beside our house I believe was a dogwood. Dad used to set the hose under it on hot days to soak the ground and then at night would go out for night crawlers as they were very abundant under it. -Betti Avant ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we may have a decent weekend ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Richard Roberts ('49), Gus Keeney ('57) Jeanie Hutchins ('62), John Adkins ('62) Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck Shipman ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard Roberts ('49) Re: California Central Coast Bombers Formation Luncheon Who: All Bombers, Bomber spouses or SOs DATE: Saturday, May 23rd TIME: 11:30am - meet, greet and a glass of wine at Richard Roberts ('49) & Carol Tyner Roberts' ('52) house (email for location and directions LUNCH: 12:30pm - Cafe Vostro, 225 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA RSVP: email with how many and phone number [phone number deleted for Roberts' privacy] PS: The Roberts' will be out of town from April 24 through May 19th. If you have questions, call Richard or Carol's cell [numbers deleted for their privacy. Email me for them. -Maren] Bomber Cheers, -Richard Roberts ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus Keeney ('57) Re: St Helens Blast To: David Rivers ('65) Now you know it was brother Jack's ('65) birthday (May 18, 1980) when the mountain released all that pent up back pressure!!!!! (We Bombers have been known to do that too!!!!!!!) Keep all those notes and letters coming!!! -Gus Keeney ('57) ~ And you are right about my sisters' class years. Missy is '59 and Patricia is '63. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) Re: Ted Ogston ('62-RIP) I'm truly sitting here in shock as I received the news of Ted's passing. Our family lived next door to Kathy O'Neil ('63). We all saw each other often. What a blessing that Ted was able to live life to the fullest, right up to the end! I'm sure he's smiling down on us from above, now. Many thoughts and prayers are with Ted's family and loved ones. -Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Adkins ('62) Re: so long my friend In 1967, while taking advantage of an all expense paid tour of "The Pearl of the Orient", part of my responsibility was to gather up my team and trek out of our base Camp in the Delta, traverse the rice paddies and rubber plantations into "beautiful" downtown Saigon, to verify and take delivery of the payroll money for the 9th Infantry division. On one of those trips, about half way through the verification of moneys, we were interrupted by an alert, and were required to return all cash to the vault. We decided to head back to the Ambassador Hotel and do some market shopping. As I walked up to the entrance of "The TAX" market, who should I see coming out but Ted Ogston. We spent a while chatting, it was pretty cool to come across a classmate so far from home. I have seen Ted several times over the years, it has always been a pleasure. Most recently we intersected at our class's 45th reunion in Richland. Earlier this month, I sent out a number of e mail verification messages, within an hour of sending Ted's message out, I got this response, "Well hello from Dublin, Ireland- came over March 10 to spend St. Paddy's and will come back on April 14 to pay my income taxes- great food and nice people and good weather- had my first rain storm today- well have a great day-Ted". I'm gonna miss Ted dog gone it. -John Adkins ('62) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Deb Bosher ('67) Day late but Happy Birthday Debbie! I now live in Yakima!! Never thought I'd be living in Ike & Davis country! Oh Heck I'm engaged to an Ike graduate! LOL!! Please drop me an email and we can try to get together! I start a new job this Monday at Pacific Crest Doc office out on 72nd! Again I hope you had a great Birthday! Bombers Rule -Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and one Ike Cadet sent stuff: Bill Witherup ('53), Bev Ehlers ('61 Ike Cadet) Bob Rector ('62), Helen Cross ('62) Jeff DeMeyer ('62), Gary Behymer ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie Allen ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie Sheeran ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Witherup ('53) We are still fine tuning the website for the Washington Nuclear Museum and Education Center. We are working out guidelines for Personal Testimonies, that is, maximum length, and so forth. We are interested not only about you or your parents work at Hanford, but the experience of growing up in Richland (or Kennewick, and Pasco - but has to have a Hanford Connection). For instance recent emailings about the kinds of trees in front yards just the kind of thing; Spudnut; By's Burgers; the sports teams, etc, what ever it was that was personal to you there. Love of the river(s) etc. Some of you may want to write an essay, and we will decide on a maximum wordage there. Drawings, snapshots and photographs also welcome. More later as we get stuff into focus. -Bill Witherup ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bev Ehlers ('61 Ike Cadet) Happy Belated Birthday, Maren. You bring news and joy to so many others. Thank you a thousand times for being the tie that binds! -Bomber John Ehlers '61 -Cadet Bev '61 Ike High **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Rector ('62) Re: The Passing of Ted "Oggie" Ogsten ('62-RIP) To: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), Jeanie Hutchins Simon ('62), Jeff DeMeyer ('62), John Adkins ('62) and a legion of others: I guess I am just not ready to say goodbye to good classmates. When I told Judy ('64), "Hey, remember Ted Ogsten at the 45th reunion?... well he has died!" Judy said, "Oh I'm so sorry. I guess you'll have to start getting ready for more of that happening." And I said, "Well Yes, but I LIKED Oggie!" He was one of those quintessential examples of "attitude is everything." And now darn it Oggie, I had to use spell-check to figure out how to spell quintessential. -Bob Rector ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) I was very sad to learn of the passing of fellow l962 Bomber, Ted Ogston. Our reunions won't be quite the same without him. I'm glad he got to go to Ireland before he left this earth. My condolences to his family and close friend, Beth. We lived on Olympia Street from the time our ranch house was built until my dad died in l999. Hard to believe it's been l0 years since he left this earth. We had huge sycamores lining the street by the time I graduated from high school in l962. At some point my dad and several others have had them removed, but they were huge. We had a snow drop bush, a beautiful red climbing rose, wonderful sour cherry trees in the back, and we used to have grapes when I was in school... Also when I was still in school we had our Russina Olive trees taken out of the back of our lot. I think they got into the sewer line or something. Hope everyone had a wonderful, blessed Easter... -Helen Cross Kirk ('62) ~ at the house by the little lake for a few hours, there was a 4 hour window in the rain, so I got most of my front lawn mowed. They are predicting 80 here this weekend, but we will be spending a few days with our friends in McKinney, Texas, (not Bombers, just Pand Gers, (Procter and Gamblelites), where I'll bet it may well be 90. P.S. My cousin, Carol ('64) continues to do well in the rehabilitation place in Aberdeen. I'm sure she'd enjoy cards, and prayers. (email me or my cousin, Bob Cross ('62) for her address. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMeyer ('62) Re: '62 "Lost" Classmates The following classmates are missing Bates Neylon Judy, Bell David, Blevins Herbert E., BachananCarol DougBurns, Corder Joe S., Dahl Barry,.Dean Richard, Dykes Ron, Ellioit Ken, Farber Roger, Gibson Tucker Margaret, Hahn Patrica, Hall Clark, Hanson Toth Linda, Harmon Tom, Henderson Richard, Holcomb Mike, Hopper Gearld, Laughiln Arone Carol, Lenhart Freddie, Lewis Helberg Margaret, Liddell Jerry, Llyod Richard, Lukens Doug, Nugent Dupuy Sherry, Petterson Graham Carole, Phifer Donnell Lana, Ragland Steve, Schell Steve, Shanks Rod, Shipman Reed Martha, Skidmore Don, Smith Chuck, Smith Margaret, Tabbert Suzann, Tomalison Yong Sue, Victor Dick, Valcil Murry Laurel, Wamsley Mary, Workman Offerman Valeree, Wricht Yvonne, Yeager Darris, If you have information of the whereabouts of these eople, Please feel free to contact me. -Jeff DeMeyer ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Behymer ('64) Re: Tri-City Herald March 25, 2009 Proud of the Cloud Or not: Richland Bombers logo controversy radiates anew... Vote now or you may end up as a Richland Beaver? Should Richland High School change its mascot from a mushroom cloud? Re: Groups on Here are 5 groups that I spotted on Proud of the cloud...877 members RHS: My high school could blow your high school up...1,238 members RHS Alumni...453 members The Spudnut Shop...224 members Carmichael Hill Super Sledders...104 members ...and now you know or too much information! -Gary Behymer ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/09 ~ EARTH DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCoy ('45), Shirley Armstrong ('61) Jeffrey Henjum ('62), David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen Weihermiller ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Metz ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg Cone ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCoy ('45) To: Katie Sheeran ('61) Hey Katie, beautiful Katie... happy 39th birthday [21st] and many more. -Dick McCoy ('45) ~ warmer here and warmer in Richland. It's about time **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Trees My Dad told us kids that the streets that had tree names had that kind of tree planted on that street. Example; Basswood had basswood trees, Cedar had cedar trees, Cottonwood had cottonwood trees, etc.. Now my Dad was known to tell a few untrue stories, but this might be a real one. -Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) ~ Quinlan, TX spring is here and the trees are in full bloom and with a little rain the Blue Bonnett flowers popped up and all the other wild flowers are blooming. Temp. today 80 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Jeffrey Henjum ('62) Entered: Tuesday 04/21/2009 6:11:32am COMMENTS: It's hard to believe in a few years it will be 50 years since I graduated from high school... guess I better look for work.. -Jeffrey Henjum ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Dang Proud a the cloud Gotta special birthday today (April 22, 2009)... had one yesterday too and blew it... beginning to be the story of my life... how do I expect to impress the chicks if I can't even remember their birthdays?? Sorry Katie ('61) but you know you're still the only one for me! Oh my... did I say that? Dang... how am I gonna convince this other birthday girl that she's the only one for me... think fast Rivers... you've been in tougher spots than this... think think think... flattery... ya gotta get around it with flattery... Who's the hot '63 chick that's a sex machine with all the guys... no that only works for Shaft (John Shaft)... That's as bad as faking a picture of yourself on the steps of the Capitol carrying a sign that says "for a good time call Mary Lou"... oh dang... that's even worse... Mary Lou ('63) knows she's the only girl for me... this is getting bad... hey didja all vote for keeping the cloud? Thanks Gary ('64) for posting the site to vote for keeping the cloud... We're proud of the cloud... yesiree... And how 'bout those Wailers and the Ventures... I hear that show was fantastic... the birthday girl and I didn't get to go and Jimbeaux ('63) wouldn't let us forget it... and by the way, I got my copy of Two Car Garage yesterday... just great... I know I know... Cecilia ('65) got an autographed copy... and she was kind enough to call me during the joint Louie Louie... but it was 10:40 PM and I was sound asleep... but I got it saved on my phone along with the phone call from Kenny Johnson ('65-IP) and Jackson ('65) the night before Kenny passed (all Jack's banjo playing)... so now thanks to her, I can play Louie Louie any time I want (and she is the only girl for me!)... now where was I... oh yeah... the birthday girl... What can I say... back in School this lady made Johnston Street the place to hang out (you too Mary Lou... You're still the only one for me)... oh and Caroline ('66) and Cathy ('66) and Myra ('67)... OK... enough is enough... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ellen Weihermiller('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) PS Didja know if you spell check "Weihermiller" it comes up "Weatherize"? ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tom Matthews ('57), Myrna Bolin ('63) David Rivers ('65), Vicki Owens ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike Bradley ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Eckert ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken Dame ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Matthews ('57) Re: 1949-1950 Jefferson Elementary Assembly Classmate Floyd Melton ('57) sent me a copy of a photo of an assembly in the Jefferson Elementary Gym, probably during the 1949-50 school year. He and I have identified several classmates. On the left end of the bleachers, second row down from the top, starting with the 5th person we identify Jim Hoff, Philip Heffner, Eugene Johnson, and then Floyd, all class of 1957. At the far right end of the top row going left we think it's Philip Hurley, Daryl Johns, and David Gilpin, also class of '57. Of the three adults (left, seated) there is Mrs. Pitts, another person then Mrs. Price, both teachers. There are over one hundred kids in this picture, in the foreground there are younger grades. If you would like a larger view please e-mail and I could send you one. -Tom Matthews ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) Re: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do Its almost time for my favorite show American Idol. Who ever would have known a simple talent competition would turn into this cultural phenomenon unprecedented in entertainment history. Its a long way from the old Gong Show. When this year's winner is picked I will need to check into a music Re-Hab as I am saturated with the show and the results from day one. The biggest surprise for me was Clay Aiken. I have all of his CDs. Another favorite of mine was Katharine McPhee 2006. I think she came in second with her vocals singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" Go to YouTube and you can see her sing with Andrea Bocelli "The Prayer" My friends and I were at the local diner this morning predicting who will win this year. My betting record is pretty good. This year so far they're down to seven and they all have superb vocals so you have to go deeper... who's the most unique Most marketable Most gifted. It's close but I think Adam Lambert will win and I hope Allison Iraheta only 16 years old comes in second. She has a real smoky voice. This show reels me back into time to remember my classmates who could really sing. The first was Albert Levitt (he must be around 65 or 66 years old) he could have made bands of angels weep. Top drawer. Then Patty Keeney with that beautiful mellow voice. Her tones were rich In chorus class she was in the Alto section. On her own she was a mezzo soprano and was good at 2 part harmony. Then came Beth Chiles the best kept secret at Carmichael and Col-Hi. In the eighth grade she could sing 3 octaves... flawlessly perfect pitch not only did the Carmichael chorus teacher miss it so did the high school music teacher. She kept her ability low keyed... sang soft and safe songs basic key of C stuff. Around 8 years ago I was at her house she was singing a Celine Dion song and I almost fainted she hit a note out of her 3 octave range and the pitch was right on. Beautiful I pleaded with her for years to pursue a singing career to no avail. She's just not interested. She likes to sing but has no desire to entertain. I wonder if it's some form of singing shyness? I would like to see her work with a top vocal coach.. Maybe she has the ability to sing Opera and doesn't even know it. She also has a slight lisp which give her beautiful vibrato tones. She was the most gifted of all of my former classmates The last student who could belt it out was Homer Blackburn. As a young chap at Carmichael a sweet tenor voice which developed into a rich baritone. By high school full bass tones. If you have beautiful vocals and can make the girls scream it just doesn't get any better than that-- whether your 16 or 60. Tomorrow at 8:00 A.M. I'll meet the locals at the Crawford Diner and American Idol will be the top topic. It's not just about the talent but its about chasing the Dream. Dreams do count. Just ask Paul Potts (opera) winner of Britain's Got Talent last year and now this Scottish gal Susan Boyle (age 47) who has stormed into all our lives. Another sure winner for Britain's Got Talent. In fact the first day I heard her on the YouTube and the air-waves I had to over medicate on my Albuterol inhaler... breathless. ... and the beat goes on -Myrna Audyne Bolin Turner ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Pals I know I talk an awful lot about being proud to be a Bomber and getting such a kick out of the closeness our kids feel to one another... but I have to say that it just means the world to me to know that I have friends all over the place and the bond only grows stronger as time passes... I love sitting at the big kids' tables and being included almost like a growed up... but it also flows the other way... I have a buddy that I get to see now and then and I cherish his visits and always make sure to spend time with him when I go home... and it's him I'm happy to see tho it is always a treat to visit with his sweety, Jennifer (gulp gaa gaa)... and even tho his older sister ('65) has one of the cutest rear ends in the world, it really is the Birthday boy that I like so much just for himself (honest... I don't make this stuff up!)... he is my brother's age ('68WB) which is one of those things we Bombers of all ages share... a warm friendship that time cannot take away... tho sometimes my memory fades on specifics (Like when Beej ('68) asked me the name of a car dealership the other day... I had no clue... but I can still find Zip's and have a clear recollection of Lou Lloyd ('62) crashing through Arlene's... and Ralph ('63 RIP) pulling him out of the car and driving him home)... so please join me in wishing my pal Kenny Dame ('68) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on April 23, 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki Owens ('72) To: Shirley Armstrong Dvorak ('61) Re: Trees It might have been true in some places, or perhaps on some streets. But I grew up on Birch, and we all had two stately sycamores in our front yards. (And let me tell you, those little sycamore balls HURT when hurled at high speed by the neighbor kids!) The only birch I ever saw was on Cedar. So, back to the drawing board... -Vicki Owens ('72) ~ Cookin' in Kakuma, Kenya where it's 99. But at least it's a dry heat! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gary Persons ('57), Alice Hanthorn ('59) Mike Brady ('61), Myrna Bolin ('63) Deedee Willox ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie Swanson ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosie Valenzuela ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben Hausenbuiller ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Persons ('57) To: Tom Matthews ('57) Re: 1949-1950 Jefferson Elementary Assembly Tom, Please send an enlargement. Thanks, -Gary Persons ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alice Hanthorn Johnson ('59) Re: Mt St Hellens (May 18th) To: Gus Keeney ('57) My birthday too. I remember David ('63) called me and said "Some Candle huh, sis?" I had to turn on the TV to find out what he meant. I'm still not happy with that particular birthday gift. We, the Hanthorns, had many a good memory from around that mountain. But THANKS Dave for the "T" shirt I'll wear it again this year. -Alice Hanthorn Johnson ('59) ~ Marysville, WA where there is a chance for snow tomorrow (before the sun comes up so I won't see it) ah spring in the north west. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Brady ('61) Re: Beth Pederson ('61) - American Idol My vote for American Idol goes to Beth Pederson. My favorite song: Everything Must Change. Check it out! -Mike Brady ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Myrna Bolin Turner ('63) Re: Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley Yesterday on my entry to the Sandstorm I made an error in my writings of Patty Keeney ('63). I said "on her own she was a mezzo -soprano" That is what Beth was considered by her high school teacher in 10th grade I cannot remember his name he was pudgy some what bald and his name began with Y He was clueless (thru no fault of his own) what she could do and her range. I hope I have not embarrassed Patty I remember her in the Alto range section of the chorus class She had a rich mellow voice and perfect for harmony. In music a contralto is a type of classical female singing voice with a vocal range somewhere between a tenor and a mezzo-soprano. The term is often used to refer to the deepest female singing voice. Must run and see what Nancy Grace has to say on Fox News finish up my dishes and start thinking about my favorite second passion the market place and "Trader Joe's" It's over in Baltimore Takes me about an hour and twenty minutes to get their from home unless I see a sign up ahead that says "Shoe Sale" 2 miles I have been know to get side tracked for a couple of hours and who can pass up a pit stop at the "Cheesecake Factory" Oh how sweet it is -Myrna Bolin Turner (Jam in a Jar) 1963 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) To: Vicki Owens ('72) Re: Kenya I thought you were in Uganda. When did you move to Kenya? On the map, it looks like Kakuma is quite close Lodwar. My friends, the Mordens, are working with the Turkana in Kenya and the closest town for them is Lodwar. They have been there for many years and really love it. When they come home on furlough, they cant wait to get back. They say it has become their home. Too hot for me!! -Deedee Willox Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where it's already hot enough, thank you. I would love it if it never got any hotter than this! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff: Alan Lobdell ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Ratsch ('58) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry Spears & Cathy Clugston ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan Lobdell ('69) Re: V.A. I am going to be both praising the VA and also wondering how and they operate today. Over a year ago a VA doctor told me that I would be needing a total hip joint replacemnet of my lift hip sooner or later. I wanted to wait and talk to a doctor friend of mine. He told me that I would have to have it done but that I should get into the best shape I possibly could before the operation so that I could recover better. OK, that sounded smart so for the last 9 months I have done just that. In March of this year I go to the VA in great shape and they look at the X-rays and say "Yep, you need it done. However," and I quote the Doctor, "At 57 you are too young and in too good of shape to have the surgery". What??? They refused to do it. Case closed. Of course I went home wondering if I was nuts or them. Then almost one month to the day latter I get a call from the VA hospital in Seattle, they want me to come to an appointment. The message was left on my recorder so I had no idea why. Upon getting there I am informed that a civilian doctor who was their consultant had seen my x-rays and said yes they will do it. I was scheduled for June 17 this year. Great! I started getting work etc. ready for that time and then another surprise. Last week I get a call from the hospital again on Wed. night. I'm to be at the hospital Thurday morning for an appointment, again I had no idea why. I go through five hours of sitting and tests then am told "your surgery is at 9am tomorrow morning'. Ouch, no time to prepare anything. Noon the next day I'm done. That was last Friday and I'm was home Wed. this week and doing great! I'll be back to work Monday. The five and a half days I was in the hospital I saw a group of doctors, nurses, orderlys, etc, who seem to always be short staffed, take care of more people then thay should have to and yet do it very well. Although the pain was bad the mental and emotional part of my stay was great due to these wonderful people. I cannot say the same for some to the disgusting vets coming into the hospital. A number of vets are dirty, stinking, foul mouthed, nasty, and beligerant toward the very ones helping them. I was ashamed of them. My advise to vets. Get is shape for a surgery, it really helps. Be flexable with the VA and they will get you done. Be decent about your dealings with them, you have no idea of what they may have been dealing with before you. Things can look screwy at times but don't get mad, it will work out for you. God Bless all Seattle VA Hospital Staff -Alan Lobdell ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Donna Bowers ('63), Earl Bennett ('63) David Rivers ('65), Pam Ehinger ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lou Ann Binns ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie Lansing ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie Dukes ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna Bowers Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) This is for Alan Lobdell ('69): Good for you, for getting in shape for surgery. I think that most people our age could really help themselves immensely by lifting weights. I was told I was osteopenic at age 55 and given Fosamax to take. I took it for 3 weeks and didn't like how it made my throat feel so I quit and for a good 6 months, lifted weights and was sure that I got enough calcium and then went to the doctor. He was so happy that I had now increased my bone density, but surprised to find I had done it by exercise and nutrients alone. To this day I lift weights routinely because my Mom is osteoporotic. Muscles pulling on bone can increase density, so I would recommend it to anyone. Just the last few years, I have seen more women my age in the gym than ever. I have an 86 year old Mom who walks 2 miles almost daily and I think that is one of the primary keys to health. SO GOOD FOR YOU!! -Donna Bowers Rice (GMC '63) ! Chesterfield, MO where we are having a heat wave-83 today!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Alan Lobdell ('69): I haven't dealt with the VA except for using the GI Bill when I was at UW in the early '70s, but I agree with your advice about conditioning. I had my hip replaced at 58, and 6+ years later I now realize how badly I had let my physical condition deteriorate, in spite of being in the Naval Reserve. My surgeon had told me that if I waited until the pain was unbearable, his job would be harder, the prosthesis would be larger, my recovery would take longer and it would not be as complete. We scheduled it for six months later when I had just begun to use a cane occasionally, and by the 5th month I was full time on a cane. The x-rays during follow-up visits revealed that the other hip will eventually have to be replaced, too (and now it seems the shoulders are also on their way out - just like Mom, but at a younger age and no knee problems - yet). However, during the therapy I learned a lot about how to take care of the joints, so the deterioration is slower. I am intent on staying in as good condition as possible in order to have an easier time when the second hip has to be replaced. Regards, ecb3 from unseasonably warm central Virginia, where it was 87 today and is supposed to be the same tomorrow, then back to the 60s and 70s like it should be this time of year. The tulips and dogwoods are beautiful. -Earl C. Bennett, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: It was the autumn of 1962 And I was a lowly sophomore... not sure it gets much lower than that, but there I was (Oh wait... it does get lower than that... that first morning standing in the dark on those yellow footprints... and when a bunch of us went to visit Davis ('65) at WSU while he was pledging some fraternity... so I was wrong... I admit it)... so anyway... there I was... not yet armed with driver's license but eager to learn... and I was at my first mixer; as Tony ('65) and I walked in they played "Donna"... yes... I was going to love high school... just love it... and then I saw her... doing cheers by "the Bomb"... with her own megaphone and everything... yes... Col-Hi girls really did out class the rest of the world... She was everything a cheerleader should be and more... thru the years thru the good and the bad and sometimes the very bad she has held my heart and my friendship... but I gotta admit... when I walked into that room at the old DI last September and she stood at that podium in those ruby slippers... I melted... yes down right melted... it's been a lotta ups and downs but my dear friend is having another birthday on April 26, 2008... so let's hear it for Rosalie Lansing ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Alan Lobdell ('69) Alan, I hope you sent a copy of this letter or one thanking the medical staff for a great job. People in the medical field very seldom hear the thank yous. I've been in the medical field for 42 years now. Trust me - whenever a patient sends a card or letter thanking us for a good job it makes us all feel so very good. I know it's not just the medical people but everyone likes to know when they have done a good job! I have some personal thank yous that I have kept over time, just because they are so very rare. I very glad to hear that your hip surgery went well! Bombers Rule, -Pam Ehinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Perry Moore ('63), Rod Peterson ('63) Don Sorensen (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev Smith ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve Upson ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Perry Moore ('63) Re: Follow up on Alan Lobdell's ('69) entry Re: getting VA help The VA is there to help us vets, but when time comes that a veteran needs some, it sure doesn't seem so. Anyway, a little advice based on my experience. Be ready for a long process if you try to do it yourself. I think vets will find two things most helpful First - Start as soon as you are aware or anticipate a need. Second - get help from a VA counselor. In Washington State, the counselor is provided by the State. The Governor's husband is even our spokesperson. I tried to get help from the VA in 2001 and hit a log jam after a few months and gave up. In 2007, a fellow veteran got me to try again. This time it took 13 months but I was successful this time. I think they are better now because the pressure is on them with all the returning vets. Remember, the VA is obligated to help; don't let it be there choice not too. But us vets, we need to do our part and help ourselves as well as each other. My problem in dealing with the VA was all the seemingly stupid questions and proof that surely wasn't necessary - but if your response doesn't match their template of answers, they will just ask again, and they get another 30 days every time they ask. The process drags out. It is in your best interest to use a counselor - they are free; and know what must be submitted and can help if the applicants aren't being treated uniformly with others. -Perry Moore ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rod Peterson ('63) Re: Mick Peterson ('61-RIP) Sadly, I would like to inform you that my brother, Mick, passed away on April 19th after an extended illness. -Rod Peterson ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorensen (NAB) Re: Another installment of 6 -Don Sorensen (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Mick Peterson ('61) ~ 4/12/42 - 4/19/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Kenny Gardner ('54), Patti Jones ('60) Carla Bosher ('64), Ken Staley ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick Wight ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Homer Raekes ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Simmons ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale Hosack ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kenny Gardner ('54) Happy Birthday Lou Ann Binns ('52) on April 25th. -Kenny Gardner ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Richland Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish. WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 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: Carla Bosher Viken ('64) Re: New 'Stormer? Hi Maren ~ I met a very nice guy in Arizona... he graduated from Richland in the '50s, could you send him the Sandstorm. He lived right down the street from me when I was a kid... small world! Thanks so much. -Carla Bosher Viken ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Carla - deleted the email address you sent for privacy, but I determined that it belonged to: R. Duane whiting ('50)... As soon as I hear from him, I'll send him the Sandstorm. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Staley ('68) Re: Dealing with the VA To Alan Lobdell ('69) and Perry Moore ('63) In Richland (Tri-Cities for that matter) the person to contact is Steve Prince. Trust me, he knows where all the red tape is and scissors for it all!! I agree with Perry... it'll take time. My bit of advice is, whenever possible, start local and work up. There's VA Clinic in Richland, and one here in Coeur d'Alene that have a much more approachable and personable manner than any of the larger facilities I've been to. -Ken Staley ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike Rice ('60) David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis Benjamin ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike Rice ('60) Re: Mick Peterson ('61-RIP) To: Rod Peterson ('63) Sorry for your loss. Mick was such an easy going person in high school. -Mike Rice ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: More memories I'm not going to say it again about how I love being a Bomber... but I do... today (4/29/09) we have a '65er birthday... I just love this guy... whenever there is a need he can get on his phone list and bring a turn out of kids we haven't seen in ages with just a few well placed calls... when we need help setting up... he's there... now I know that describes a lotta kids in a lotta classes but I hope he knows how much he is appreciated... cuz he shore is!!!!!!!!!!! Before I miss the opportunity, I'd like to also thank Alan Stephens ('66) for stopping by in Vegas and treating me to a wonderful prime rib dinner on Monday evening this week. It was a treat tripping down memory lane and learning about "Brown River Sailors"... The Chief spent his tour on one a them river boats down in the Mekong Delta and had some great stories to share... and the prime rib was excellent along with the company... Please join me in wishing my Pal Steve Haggard ('65) a wonderful birthday and hope to see you in June! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/09 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Roger Gress ('61), Kathy O'Neil ('63) Tom Albert ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise Moyers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) I saw an article about Leonard Northrop (Classic Class of 1961) in the Herald Wednesday. He cleans fish for kids who will be fishing in a derby at the Lagoon Friday and Saturday. -Roger Gress (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) Re: Ted Ogston ('62-RIP) As I recently wrote, Ted passed away in his sleep two weeks ago the evening he arrived home from a month-long vacation in Ireland. He had a fabulous vacation and was so excited about all that he had seen in Ireland. His death was very sudden as he had not been ill. Ted's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the IAM union hall in Auburn, WA at 1pm. Their address is 201 A Street SW, Auburn, WA 98001. The union phone number is (253) 833-5590 -Kathy O'Neil Childs ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Albert ('69) Re: Class of '69 Could you please put in the following message in the Sandstorm. It's lengthy so cut it down as you see fit. Thanks From the Col-Hi Class of '69 Reunion Committee Hopefully if you are from the class of '69 you have received an information packet that was sent out a few months ago. If you did not receive this packet please email me and an electronic copy will be sent to you. Our 40th class reunion is scheduled for August 14th, 15th, and 16th in Richland. For those classmates who have received the packet, the purpose of this email message is to ask you for either a positive or negative response as to whether you and your spouse/companion plan on attending? If you are attending, please submit your confirmation (and your payment :O) to the email address above or the mailing address listed below within the next 10 days as we need to secure our reservation with Anthony's where the main event will be held. If you're not attending please consider updating the information on you in our Memory Book. If you wish to purchase a memory book then you may submit your payment for $12 to me at 1531 Thayer Dr., Richland, WA 99354. We hope that all is well with you and hope to hear back from you soon as we need a final count by May 4th. In addition, we would appreciate any help from the Bomber community on locating the following individuals as their contact information is no longer valid, Missing more than one reunion: Lynn Allison, Valerie Anderson, Peter Bird, Chris Brewer, Kenneth Brightman, Toni Cassillas (Apple), Kathy Drake Krueger, Darlene Gibson Miller, Jonathan Hall, Jack Helgeson, Sandra Hendrickson Nelson, Sharon Hoffman, Howard Horrocks, Steve Hovley, Charlene Hunter Wade, Margaret Jaske, Carolyn Jones Sherwood, Don Klemke, Bob Krahenbuhl, Mike Livingston, Diane Marsh, Jon Mason, Tom McCarthy, Tim Miller, Rita Nelson, Don Neptune, Barbara Newton, Craig Nichols, Terri O'Connell, Nancy Payne Slagle, Blaine Peterson, Robert Putman, Robert Richards, Darrel Smith, Steve Smith, Susan Smith, Sharon Steele, Dawn Thomas, Janet Turner Sheeley, Richard Turner, Janet Wade Linn, Lisa White Brewster, Vickie Workman Hornbook, Danny Worley Missing since our 35th reunion: David Alden, Frances Beaver Morris, Don Cantrell, Larry Felder, Dennis Harrington, John Harris, Ruth Hartman West, Jim Hill, Ken and Michael Knight, Jackie McAllister Thorton, Valerie Nelle Gillingham, Thomas Pedersen, Debra Phipps Stevens, Steve Potter, Sandra Sedlacek, Charles Smith, Teresa Seeley Martin, John Wolf -Tom Albert ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2009 ~ May, 2009