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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/01/2010 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! 63 Days until Iditarod XXXVIII Begins ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Burt PIERARD ('59) Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Earl BENNETT ('63), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Jackie HANSON ('67) & a note from Gene BURRILL ('67wb) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark PERKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FITZPATRICK ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) My goshit's impossible to keep up with all the health problems we Bombers are experiencing! To: Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) I'm so sorry about Dick having the added burden of dialysis and the strain it puts on you. To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) I contacted M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX (via email) and received an immediate reply that my daughter probably would not be a candidate for their treatments. Bummer. We are at our wits end to find something that will prolong her life, yet let her be comfortable. Contrast MRI of the gastro-intestinal region, yesterday. Another test this coming Sunday, looking for a pinched nerve which could be causing her extreme headaches. The good news is: brain tumor and stroke were eliminated Monday the 21st. She and Bobby are grandparents as of August 30th and they have so much to live for. To: Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) Is it any particular Protein powder? I checked at Safeway (I was there anyway) and a Health Store, but there are choices. If you have more information, please let me know. Keeping all of you... too many to mention... in prayer and positive thought. And wishing all a Better New Year. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in snowy Richland this New Year's Eve **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Original names for the Desert Inn & Ernie's Typewriter & Printing The Original name for the Desert Inn was the Transient Quarters which functioned as you described but I have no knowledge of it being limited to "Gentlemen." My Dad stayed there for one night in early January, 1944 (I have his receipt in my files somewhere - I believe it was about $3.00 for the night). The jail facility you refer to was much more than that. It was the Central Security Patrol Headquarters before it became Ernie's and the building was apparently torn down to make room for the Red Lion Parking Lot (I don't know this for fact, just assuming). As an aside, V. E. "Van" Van Dusen, father of Claris ('48) and Van, Jr. ('52), ran a Radio & Electronics Repair Shop in Ernie's basement for a number of years in the '40s & maybe early '50s. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) To: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Yes, the Hanford House was once the Desert Inn, located next door to my dad's shop Ernie's Printing, which was once the Richland City Jail. Yes, as one of Ernie's children, I could tell you some interesting tales about the basement of the City Jail, the graffitti on the walls, and so forth. However the Hanford House (once the Desert Inn, and now the Red Lion) was NEVER the Rivershore Inn. The Rivershore was a few blocks south right on the water and is now called the Shilo. My parents, Ernie and Inez de la Bretonne, sold the property (Ernie's Printing) on the corner of GWWay and Knight street -- across from the old Post Office -- to the Hanford House to be used as part of their parking lot. Not only was there an interesting basement in the building (City Jail), there was an apartment above the "shop" (as we called it) where my grandparents lived for a few months, maybe a year, when my grandfather was between assignments as a minister. When my Dad sold the property to the Hanford House, he moved his business near the Uptown on the corner of Williams and Jadwin. Later he sold the business to his long time employee and shop manager, Dick McLean. The business is now closed.(Dad also bought the first business property sold by the government which was the old Ganzel Building -- barbershop and all --, I believe, in 1958). Dad died in 2006. Mom is still living. -Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Dating a ball point pen The date 1952 for the first ballpoint pen is surely accurate. When I was in second grade ('51-'52) in Lewis and Clark grade school, I faced with trepidation my possible advancement to third grade. We would be using ink pens for the first time, and being a lefty, I had been advised that I would forever be at risk of smearing my well-formed letters across the page. Academic life would not be easy. But, there it was on the market in the nick of time, the marvelous ball point pen, just as I entered the third grade in 1952. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: David RIVERS ('65) & Parentheses One time, long ago, I tried to figure out where your parentheses open and close, only to find it an exercise in futility. Ever since then, I just read with the flow - I'm a quick learner. Sometimes a quick scan actually winds up making more sense than a careful read - sort of like Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion; various seemingly unrelated anecdotal threads all come together as a cohesive whole at the end of the program. However, I know your entries are usually loaded with obscure, "you-had-to- be-there" references. Since I am casually acquainted with some of your subjects I occasionally slow down to see if I can pick up on some of it. Not often, though - that would drive me mad! Re: Mullers Linda REINING ('64), was Steve about your age, or maybe a little younger? I may have played chess with him occasionally, know he was smart. I do remember I played chess a lot with someone named Chuck near the south end of Elm. You know I'm praying for you every time the Lord brings you to my mind, which has been almost daily. At the same time I pray for my cousin Carol (your age, also in chemo) and Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57). Regards, ecb3, from cold central VA (down to 17 tonight) where the record-breaking 18-24" of snow ten days ago is mostly out of the way, but the deeper drifts and larger plowed piles are still significant. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Happy new year to all. I only have 21 months to retirement. Yahoo! Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry -Leoma COLES ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer('64) Re: licorice tea I LOVE black licorice (never have liked the red... too sweet), so I will look for licorice tea... we don't have a Safeway, but Von's carries some Safeway products... am wondering if it's made by Celestial Seasonings???? they have a lot of healthy teas. also like Constant Comment... I buy their cinnamon tea... love that... I add Jolly Rancher cinnamon candies to it... gives it more cinnamon flavor. *grin* Thanks for the thoughts and prayers... they do help... and, yes, I am very stoked about what the doctor had to say about my cancer... 2010 will definitely be a better year! *grin* To: Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) Re: cancer advice Thanks for your input... really makes a lot of sense and "keeping your head in the game" is half the battle... IF you don't stay positive, you cannot get through all this stuff! I am not going to be "heroic"... I will admit that I did get "weepy" during the chemo... just so hard on the body and that blasted nausea was horrible, but I had/have a great support in my daughters and they'd make up jokes and we'd end up laughing, instead of crying, so keeping positive is the best medicine! as for eating... it is hard to do when you have NO appetite and everything you eat makes you nauseous, BUT I do understand that eating is important... my daughter would make me creamy potato soup and instant oatmeal... I also ate puddings... was about the only things I could keep down and swallow without lots of difficulty. As for cooking in the cast iron skillet... excellent idea... I remember my gram always cooked with cast iron skillets and pots and pans... in fact, I have her cast iron pancake griddle... makes the best pancakes. *grin* as for powdered protein... not sure I'll try that... I did find protein drinks at Target that have 21 grams of protein per can, so I bought 4 cans and they don't taste that bad... a bit "chalky", but I can handle that... I bought the cookies and cream flavor... the only other choice was vanilla and I figured that one would definitely be too "chalky". *grin* thanks, again, for the advice. and, I agree about the citrus drinks... they are just too acidic and hurt my mouth and throat... especially when my mouth is covered in sores from the chemo. I am very glad to hear that your husband beat his cancer and is still here! woohoo *grin* -Linda REINING (Boomber Bomber class of '64) ~ Bakersfield, CA we got some rain and some snow in the mountains around us, but we still need a lot more! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: FW: FW: FW Why can't I take instruction?????? Why do I hafta cross if it says Don't? If Mommy Dearest says I hafta read Ivanho and Tom Sawyer one summer why have I never read either (tho I could once quote the first page of Tom Sawyer)... Gee I did have something to say before I noticed Maren's ('63-'64) note in yesterday's Sandstorm... Now where was I before I got distracted... it'll come to me if I keep hitting keys I'm sure... Thanks for the nice notes on Boxing day... I saw a car yesterday with "BOXING" for a license plate... made me wanna just run over and tell the guy I knew what it meant... up till a few days ago I thought it was the days when Davis ('65), Bo Belinsky and I used to go over to the Mandalay and watch guys beat the crap outa each other... silly me silly me... I can't believe it is the New Year already... as you read this I'll be in the lil' Milner Coupe sans Man-a-fre heading for Stateline (or Primm as it is now called)... the border between California and Nevada with the Donnut boyz for another freezing get together in a Valley at the beginning (or the end?) of the Mojave filled with nothing in this world but wind... may well have been the first organic wind tunnel for car makers... I'm sitting here as I write this trying to keep a huge box of chocolate covered pretzels from spilling as I try and nibble on a few... got them from one of the girls for Christmas and didn't realize it was a bulk package till I removed some of the plastic wrap and they kinda fell all over... In my younger days I would have felt obliged to eat as many as possible so they wouldn't get stale... but this year I think I'll avoid the stomach ache and put them in a big bag... this year will be the best ever... I have high hopes just like the rest of you (Earl ('63)... I am avoiding any semblance of paragraphing just for you!)... I mean it's gotta cool ring to it... "2010"... didn't they make a 2001 sequel for 2010? As I recall it was about as good as the sequel to American Graffitti (ok... to be honest, I couldn't bring myself to watch it but I have it... AG not 2010)... I think it was Soilant Green where Charleton Heston walked by a theater and it showed that before things went bad "Rocky X" was playing... always got a kick outa that... I'm hoping more than anything that all my friends out there who have been experiencing health difficulties with recover and be well... I love you all and can't wait to get to Ms. HOFF's ('64) Big Event in June (I know she has lots of help... but give credit where credit is due... besides... I always love being kissed by her but the idea of getting kissed by John ('62) or Roy ('63) just doesn't do a thing for me... )... So from all of me, to all of you... HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) (Be excellent to one another) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jackie HANSON Hewett ('67) [with a note from Gene BURRILL] Re: Gene BURRILL - Class of '67 Hello all Bombers, I want to personally thank each and every one of you who dove in and helped me get the word out regarding Gene. I know they greatly appreciate it. Anyone still wishing to help, let me know and I will give you the information you need to contribute. My special thanks to Allyson SMITH Dennis ('67), Diane DeGOOYER Nicholson ('67) and all of you who helped me get this done for Gene and Kelly. [Deleted their email address and Houston address for their privacy. If anybody wants it, write to Jackie or me. -Maren] I will be writing to some of you who contacted me personally, I just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU, GOD BLESS YOU ALL" to everyone first. I am adding a little note Gene sent Allyson. Go Bombers... there are no stronger bonds among classmates that I have ever seen. -Jackie HANSON Hewett ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Email from Gene to Allyson] Re: Thank you Ally Hi, I did get in my sophomore year at Col-Hi, played in the band and was totally homesick when we moved to Alaska in 1965. I guess coming from the unique city of Richland makes a special impression on you when growing up. I have met a few Bombers since I have been in Alaska. Vickie ANDERSEN Simmons ('67) is there and of course Jackie. I am so grateful for the effort and results that we Bombers seem to manage on a regular basis. Anyway, let me thank you for everything you do. I still consider myself a Bomber, even after all these years. I am going to beat this demon and any help from my fellow Bombers is graciously appreciated. My loving wife, Kelly, does the finances and is aware that this is going to get expensive. We are doing OK so far, but, the funds are getting shorter as time goes on. My Heartfelt Thanks to you and all the Bombers out there in cyberland. May God Bless you all, -Gene BURRILL ('67wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: New Year It doesn't seem possible a new year is upon us, all the best for a wonderful 2010. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from a "soggy" Lacey, WA (but hey... it's better than snow) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Paul WORRELL ('57), Patti JONES ('60) Jay SIEGEL ('61), Annette HALL ('62) Linda REINING ('64), Lori SIMPSON ('70) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PIIPPO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) I was reminded by the discussion on ball point pens about how far back these things went. I remember having one in the late '40s and that it tended to smudge. I looked into the history of ball point pens on the internet and found that some patents had been issued as far back as the late 19th century, but a feasible pen was not actually produced until the late 1930s and that they only became readily available after World War II. Like most school kids of the postwar era we used pens we had to dip in ink. Many of them had bladders that would suck up ink from the bottle so one did not have to keep dipping it after every few words. I do recall that I liked to use the kind that had little plastic cylinders. I wonder if you can even buy these sorts of things anymore, except through special order from a catalogue? -Dick PIERARD ('52) ~ where we had a white Christmas in the mountains of Western North Carolina and I have been using an ice chipper I brought down here from Boston to get my long driveway in a useable condition. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: Pens and ink I am still in Phoenix for a couple more days but when I get back to Richland I am going to see if I have a bottle of Scripto blue ink in my desk drawer. I think it is still there. When I was living on Wright street in the fifties, I loved going to Densows to purchase Eatons Crystal Sheer stationary. It came in pastel shades and then I had to have a colored ink to match. There were bottles of blue, black, green, red, aqua and purple. I also had several colors of Esterbrook refillable fountain pens. I could not afford a Parker. The Esterbrook came with a choice of tip for fine line or broader. They were interchangeable and I had both. The art of letter writing seems to have been replaced by E-mail, texting and other electronic gadgets. I miss that. I remember my first ballpoint pen. I purchased it at Williams General Store in Chestnut, Illinois in 1947 with a fifty cent piece I took from my mother's sewing machine drawer. It was aluminum and had a cover that slid over the point. It was not long before it leaked all over everything. To: Jerry SWAIN ('54) I also worked at C.C.Andersons when your father was manager. I believe it was in 1956. My first day there was the opening of the Jantzen skirt and sweater "webfoot" sale. I was afraid the mezzanine was going to collapse. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) ~ Temporarily in Gilbert, AZ enjoying the mild weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul WORRELL ('57) Re: Bowl Games May all Bombers and their families have a HEALTHY, HAPPY NEW YEAR in 2010!!! Congratulations to the Idaho Vandals for their win over Bowling Green in the Humanitarian Bowl held here in Boise on the Blue 'Smurf' Turf. Even though I'm a BSU BRONCO fan, I supported the Vandals, as well as did many Bronco fans during the game and hope they will give their support to the Broncos when they play TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Yes, the Boise State Broncos are back in the Fiesta Bowl again. Remember the fantastic win over OK in 2007?? What a game. Hopefully the 2010 Fiesta bowl will be just as exciting. With the Broncos winning!!!! So be sure to wear your Blue and Orange Monday, January 4th and cheer the Broncos on. Games starts at 5PM (MST) on FOX. -Paul WORRELL ('57) ~ Boise, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) To: Jim McKeown ('53) Re: C.C. Anderson's/The Bon Marche' How commendable at your age to move into managing a high end store like C.C. Anderson's/The Bon Marche'. I can remember the people you mentioned and can add Gurtha Edwards (Yardage) two Bomber children, Char Hutchinson (Notions) two or three Bomber children, Sam ROBBINS (men's) ('58) wife Vera SMITH ('58), Judy CAMERON ('60), Ginger Knirk, (Mezzanine, high end clothes for women) mother of Bill Knirk ('65-RIP). Lingerie, I can see the woman's face but can't remember her name, Mike McKEOWN ('60). I remember doing different work around the store. Nada McCOY ('62), toys at Christmas. There are others but do not remember their names. I worked in yardage. During the summer I floated to most departments for those on vacation and as I mentioned in another entry wrapped gifts at times during Christmas. Working in the men's department was always interesting because I had to measure inseams. The guys would look at me, like your kidding. I would laugh them through it. My pay had worked it's way to $1.00 an hour at my senior year. Judy CAMERON ('60) was hired in at that time at $1.05 an hour. I went to straight to Mr. Morris and got a nickel raise when I found out. Pretty good pay for that age part time. I worked Monday thru Friday from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with an hour for lunch. There were at least two in each department. Usually an older person (managers of each department and a Bomber from Columbia High School or young. These memories are from when I worked there from 1958 to September of 1962. From my memory when I walked in the North East door, toys were across the street. I can remember left in the store was Notions, Christmas gift wrap, Yardage and children's clothes. Walking straight ahead toward the back of the store the lingerie was on the left. At the back was shoes. Men's clothing on the right. Boys clothes might have been right of the door coming in? Up the stairs on the Mezzanine was the offices to the right where Mr. Morris Smith's office, was the newer manager. He was always kind and worked for the motto of the store. "Customer is always right". (Proven one time when a lady brought back a bathing suit that was torn and tattered and well worn. She was allowed to buy a brand new bathing suit). All the women's clothes took most of the upper floor, including bras that fit like a glove when the ladies worked with someone to buy it [HUH?]. Rest rooms and break room were at the back of the Mezzanine across from the offices. Fashion took place twice a year spring and fall. Usually on the Mezzanine. One time it was at the "Desert Inn" (Did I get that right?). I modeled quite a few times and enjoyed every minute of it. It is beyond my memory where the home furnishings were... Jim? I think it was in the south west corner of the store. I think stationary was also there. Maybe luggage as well. I know we had everything a department store would want. Including wonderful always smiling, helpful and courteous clerks. Everyone seemed to love their job. I know I did. After moving to San Jose and changing my career to Secretarial at Lockheed, staying in a store clerking would have much more happy for me. After nine years of marriage and having my four children I went to work for Safeway then became an administrator for a Real Estate office. So much more enjoyed my work with customers to assist and doing paper work as a part of it as well as help the Real Estate Broker and agents. This has been fun writing my memories of the store. Many more. I'm sure you have many memories to add as others do Jim. Re: Golden Years So many Bombers have put in entries of their health problems which I diligently read learning what happens to people with different health issues. Delights me to see all the help the Bombers give and prayers to support the person with the health issue. I pray for them too. A Bomber friend's husband (also a Bomber) is having health issues. She has me on the email list when she does an update. When I emailed her back after this last update. I emailed about back saying this is the "Golden Years instead here we are looking for the Silver Lining". I have been having my own health issues also this past few months. I am on a cane and no doctor has been able to pin point the problem. Many tests later there is only about three left to go. All of these are easy tests and should have been already taken from what I have learned. Is it gout, water retention or rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors might come up with another test I don't know about. So far all the tests have not given a negative. I have heard many complaints about the doctors in Richland so now finding my own. It was not easy to change doctors after nineteen years with the one I had in Federal Way, WA. Finally working with a good one after three other doctors. She is just slow to get to the next test. I now after knowing her find it helps to give her a boost by asking if she would suggest such and such? I've studied everything along the way to find wrong medications have been given. No wonder so many people in this area go to Spokane and the Seattle area. My son is dating an OR nurse from Sacred Hospital in Spokane. I can see now why so many Bombers have been there and have had different heart procedures. There out comes have been great. After listening to the nurse I can see why. The extent of what they do is tremendous. Re: Snow It didn't snow for Christmas day as everyone talked about they would like. But has snowed this week which is still the holidays. Does that count? I love the snow and have been nestled in my warm house enjoying every bit of it. Catching up with friends by phone because of a busy Christmas with friends and relatives has been fun. Took some pictures today to put into the entry. Poked my nose and camera out the doors long enough to take them. To warm in the house to go out for a minute. Re: Fireworks at New Years Eve Watched the Space Needle fireworks go off at midnight on Northwest News... spectacular as always. I have been there on New years a few times which brings fond memories. Happy New Year and Bombers Have Fun, -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland Temperature is supposed to be 30 and 30 tomorrow by the computer. Warm up and then by Sunday turn back to rain and snow. Hummm looks like it will be a cold January. Even though mostly retired January will be busy doing the usual book work so on to finish off some of my retirement. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jay Siegel (Classic Class of '61) Re: Licorice Tea To: Linda REINING ('64) I have always enjoyed black licorice, even the SEN-SEN. STASH Tea Company in Portland, OR, has a delicious licorice mint tea that is very pleasant. I drink it to combat the effects from my chemo. If you can't find it in a store, you can order it on line. If you like licorice, have you tried the AUSTRALIAN STYLE Licorice. It is a bit softer than the old-fashioned but still has the settling effects on the stomach. Clear blue skies and warm, gentle breezes -Jay Siegel (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) Re: Desert Inn My uncle.who worked at G.E. & DuPont, lived at the Desert Inn. It was, just for men in the quarters. The women had a dorm on the corner of Swift and Jadwin. One part of that dorm, the top half, I beleave, was moved to a lot on Van Geisen afterwards. Can't remember the dates. -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Steve Muller I think Steve was 3 years younger than me... I don't remember him ever being at Col-Hi when I was there or Carmichael either and I know he played chess... he played with both my folks and he was pretty good... he even beat them on occasion... that was one game I could never "master"... was just too confusing to me... my dad taught my brother to play, but I could never "get it"... give me checkers any day. *grin* My grandson, Kevin (he will be 15 in January) plays it and has tried to teach me, but it's useless... this "old dog" just isn't interested in it enough to pay attention. ;) and, thanks for the prayers... they are appreciated. To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Licorice tea I found it at Von's, so I bought some... haven't tried it, yet, but plan on making a pot of it today, and see what it tastes like... even have some black licorice candies that I might add to it, if it doesn't have enough of a licorice taste. *grin* also found my cinnamon tea. Re: Protein Drinks Got an e mail from Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68), she sells Amway and said they have an excellent protein drink that contains 25 grams of protein... she is sending me a sample pack... chocolate fudge, vanilla, and berry smoothie... that way, I can have a variety and decide which flavor I prefer. Bombers really are a unique lot and I am so glad I am a part of it... we really do care about one another... don't think you will find another high school or group that is as caring as we Bombers! Thanks to all of you who have written to me with positive thoughts regarding my cancer... the prayers have been appreciated and they have worked! -Linda REINING (Boomber Bomber class of '64) ~ Bakersfield, CA Happy New Year... watched the ball drop in Times Square... Dick Clark still looks pretty good for the shape he's in. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Pat DORISS Trimble'S ('65) 12-31-09 entry Pat, here is the correct information regarding 2 different hotels on GWWay: The original Desert Inn became the Hanford House and is now The Red Lion. Farther south on GWWay is the original River Shore Hotel which is now the Shilo Inn. Hopefully this clears things up. Happy New Year... -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To the interested parties, Here are two images you will know. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 17 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Donna McGREGOR ('57) Floyd MELTON ('57), Burt PIERARD ('59) David MANSFIELD ('59), Mary ROSE ('60) Walt BAILEY ('60), John ADKINS ('62) Paula BEARDSLEY ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Rick MADDY ('67), Mike FRANCO ('70) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick LOHDEFINCK ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tobe ROBERTS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY (The Tin Can Class of '45) You can buy the old pens in many art stores... they are the best for pen and ink drawings. Re: The old pic of the to be patrol headquarters and the Transient Quarters. The most interesting part of the latter is the right side of the pic where the 1944 football team played its home games in 1944. We played Pasco in the mud and chewed up the field pretty well. Then, for our last game, the cleatmarks froze solid, and were not too comfortable on contact. Ah, the memories of wet moleskins and face maskless leather helmets. maybe... that's what is wrong with me. -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna McGREGOR Salazar ('57) Re: Fountain Pens I have seen fountain pens and refill cartridges at WALMART even! Can you believe that? -Donna McGREGOR Salazar ('57) ~ n very cold Espanola, NM where it has hit below zero **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: CC Anderson's My mother Jessie Melton (she did not go by Jessie as she never liked the name) worked at the Style Center until it burned down; then she went to work for CC Anderson's in the women's ready to wear and worked there until she retired in 1965. Also Rebecca Anderson DeGraw worked there until I do not know when. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Don Sorenson (Documentarian) Re: 1944 Richland Pic I believe your caption is slightly in error (typical DDRS problem). The pic is (probably) of the Richland Electric & Appliance and Paul's, Inc. business that moved in when the Security Patrol moved to their new digs (a remodeled, unused Women's Dorm west of The Cafeteria) in 1947. They hadn't put up a sign yet but looking at Pic # 1 below shows that the front had been remodeled (removing the porch overhang), it looks like electrical stuff in the windows and a concrete sidewalk had been poured. It looks like your pic should fit somewhere between Pics 1 & 2 below. Pic # 1: Security Patrol occupying the old George McClendon Tract House (unknown date). Pic # 2: Ernie's Typewriter & Printing (circa 1993) - also notice the rear of the Hanford House on the left to get the reference location. According to Paul Beardsley, Ernie's was indeed, the last use of the house and it became part of the parking lot for The Hanford House in 1969. To: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) Re: Desert Inn Your Uncle could not have been working for DuPont and living at the Desert Inn since Vance Hotel Properties did not move in (and re-name the facility as the Desert Inn) until 1948, long after DuPont had left. Perhaps he was actually referring to the Transient Quarters, which opened in December, 1943? I also, do not believe that the single women transients who arrived on the train in Pasco (1943 & 1944), in the middle of the night (like my Dad did), would be left out on the street until they could catch the bus to Hanford in the morning. The "Women's Dorm" you refer to was actually one of the 8 permanent resident Men's dorms built in the Spring of 1944 for the single, male Operations employees. In Pic # 3, you can see the dorms in the upper right hand corner and nothing else there. There were 17 permanent resident Women's Dorms constructed at about the same time as the Men's, but they were located between Knight St. & Lee Blvd, west of The Cafeteria (later The Mart). I have found no indication that any of those were ever used for Women Transients. Pic # 3: 1945 Richland - Note the Men's Dorms toward the upper right hand corner, the Women's Dorms just south of the 700 Area and near the center, the Transient Quarters middle right, and the Security Patrol Headquarters (later Ernie's) just south of the TQ. Pic # 4: circa 1944 Pic - Note Men's Dorms on right and rear view of the Security Patrol Headquarters on the lower left. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David MANSFIELD ('59) Re: Hanford Power House, March 14, 1947 Here is a picture I found in one of my mother's scrap books. It was taken on March 14, 1947 on the Hanford project. The five gentlemen are left to right, L. Bellande, Ray Cowin, Roy or Ray L DeMyer, G. W. "Doug" Mansfield and M. Menkins. I may have the spellings wrong as I had trouble reading the signatures on the pictures. Doug Mansfield is my father. I suspect that the four on the left were all Riggers or Iron workers. The man on the far right is probably their supervisor judging by his dress. The building on the left looks like a power house. I think I can make out the ash hoppers and the duct work leading into the concrete stack. Also note the wooden ladder leaning up against the stack. I suspect these riggers climbed the stack for some kind of maintenance. Safety has always been a big issue on the Hanford project. Those of you with industrial experience will note that the ladder has been properly tied off to the stack rungs. Further power house clues is the pile of coal on the right and the rail road tracks leading in from the back ground. I don't recognize the area location. Dad worked out of 200 East and West. Although I know he and the riggers worked all over the project. If someone else can recognize the specific area let me know. Further, I do member Dad mentioning Ray Cowin over the years but I do not remember any of the other names. It is possible that DeMyer might be related to Mary Lou DeMYER Gonza ('59). Sunshine today in Eugene Towne and rather nice outside. I did get out and did a bit of tree pruning. -David Mansfield ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: Entry from Patti JONES Ahrens ('60)\ Re: salary at C.C. Anderson's I was working at Ward's Ice Cream in Uptown during 1958 and 1959. My salary went from about 95 cents to $1.00 while I was there, as the minimum wage was raised to $1.00 at that time. Then I started with GE in June of 1960 right after graduation at about $2.50/hour. Thought I was rich. Actually in those days you could support yourself easily right out of high school. My husband at the time and I not only supported ourselves but we put him through 4 years of college and 3 years of law school. Most kids are unable to do that today. ~~~ The good old days!!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT Where we are still under snow and expecting more today. No signs of it yet! Thank goodness. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Walt BAILEY ('60) Re: Happy New Year all As I sit by the beach and recall the wonderful times I had growing up in Richland and the friends I have long since forgotten, I daily read the Sandstorm to see how their lives have been. I feel very lucky about life. It was never perfect and not always fun. It had had some great highs and extremely deep lows. Different but not to dissimilar from everybody else. I hope you all have a great 2010. -Walt BAILEY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Desert Inn To: Burt PIERARD ('59) What is the building north east of the Desert Inn in Don Sorenson's 100102-T_Q_Richland picture? I do not recall that building. -John ADKINS ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Burt responded: The building in the NE area from the Transient Quarters was the Original Masonic Temple which was severely damaged in Richland's first case of Arson, November 13, 1948. I have no documentation of this but I believe this is when they built the new structure on Thayer Dr. rather than re-build the old one. By the way, another building was torched that same night, Lewis & Clark School. Bomber Cheers, Burt **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Re: Don Sorenson's photos What is really dramatic to me is the lack of trees in Howard Amon Park behind the Desert Inn. It shows how much work has been done to make that park the wonderful place it is now. Loved seeing the early picture of the building that became Ernie's Printing. I remember a lot of trips to Ernie's with Dad (Paul Beardsley)... they were good friends for so many years. I miss them both. -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Happy, exciting and fulfilling New Year to all Bombers everywhere!!! Re: Cartridge fountain pens To: Burt PIERARD ('59) As recently as 4-5 years ago, I know the Sheaffer calligraphy pen set (four nibs of varying width) was still available in office supply and art supply stores with the plastic cartridge refills. I haven't noticed the refills hanging up at Staples recently, but I haven't been looking for them, either. Way back in the late '60s/early '70s I purchased a Parker ball point pen & mechanical pencil set, polished steel top and turquoise-colored plastic lower barrels, that had a lifetime warranty. I finally lost the pen in the late '80s when it dropped between the baseboard and the wall in a very old office building, Headquarters of the Army Intelligence & Security Command at Arlington Hall Station in Arlington, VA (it was built early in the 20th century as a girl's school and leased in perpetuity to the Army near the end of WWII, but the Army gave it to the State Department around 1988 when they moved INSCOM to Fort Belvoir to eliminate $7 million per year in base operating costs; State made it the new campus for the Foreign Service Institute and the superb language training that they give to Foreign Service Officers and attaches). State razed the less impressive buildings there and built new brick ones in their place, but that old headquarters building is still the center of that facility - for all I know the pen is still there, inaccessible without removing the baseboard. However, the pencil stopped working properly about 10-12 years ago - the mechanism wouldn't hold the lead out, it would slowly creep back into the barrel - and when I contacted Parker, they honored the lifetime warranty, even though I no longer had the warranty paper, by sending a replacement that does still work today. In addition to that honorable customer service experience, I like Parker because their ball point pens seem to have the smoothest, most consistently performing ink flow of any I've used. I bought another one to replace the one I lost, and the refills work as well as or better than the Cross and Mont Blanc (much more expensive) refills called for in some generic pens I own. Parker isn't the cheapest, but it is reasonable in cost and I would give it a BEST BUY. To: Paul WORRELL ('57) Blue & Orange? Around here, that's the University of Virginia Cavaliers, who are not playing any bowl, and will have a new coach next year because of a couple of consecutive really bad years. To be specific, that's navy blue - not sure which shade of blue applies to BSU. To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Great shots! Desert Inn before the dike - in fact, was it still Desert Inn when the dike was built? I think so, but I'm not sure. Regards, ecb3 - from a cold and windy but sunny second day of 2010 in central Virginia. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Jay SIEGEL (Classic Class of '61) I'm so glad that I brought up Licorice tea to Linda REINING ('64) for her sore throat. I did not realize that it was really good for the effects of chemo and just plain settling the stomach. Mint tea I know is good the an upset stomach. Funny, I love the FLAVOR of Licorice, but I do NOT like the candy. Don't like the chewiness. Not even jelly beans (except for the black licorice ones) and also gummy bears. Linda, I still want to get to Safeway to see if they have the tea there still. Like all medicinals, it's not evaluated by the FDA, but the company supports this as a throat heath deal. I hope everybody had a very safe New Year's eve. I'm excited about this year and with all it brings. To: Don Sorenson "NAB" I don't recognize the first picture. Do you know where/what it is? Love the Desert Inn. I wonder how long it was before they built the dike? To: Linda REINING ('64) I'm glad that you found the tea. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA the sun is trying to come out and the rain has left us. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Chuck Curtis ('55), The year is 1959... shown here accepting the coveted 1st team Little All-American Award from sportswriter Earl Luebker. Curtis amassed a total of 2173 points during his four years at Luteville (Pacific Luthern College) and was a unanimous choice to the All- Evergreen Conference team for four straight years. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jay SIEGEL ('61) Re: Licorice I found the STASH Tea at our local Von's, but I don't care for it... not enough licorice taste... it has cinnamon, orange peel, and some other things in it, so am going to keep looking for just plain, licorice tea. I do buy the Australian licorice candies... love those! in fact, "Santa" put a small package in my sock. *grin* To: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: pictures loved the pictures of the snow at your place... makes me homesick for it... not sure I'd want to drive in it anymore, since it's been over 35 years since I have done that, but I miss it at Christmas-time. miss having a "White Christmas"... remember all the times we'd go sledding down Carmichael hill with our new sleds or "saucers"... and, then going to someone's home for hot cocoa afterwards... fun memories. -Linda REINING (Boomber Bomber class of '64) ~ dense fog in Bakersfield, CA but no rain **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: how does time fly so fast??????????????? Hard to believe... It seems Kim Fowley on Little Steven's Underground Garage does enjoy his Wailers... sometimes I'd like to hear a different song but he seems to manage at least one play per show... Outa Our Tree isn't one of my favorite songs tho I still have the album... well I mean... it is the Wailers... but today he played Dirty Robber... one of the best vocals Kent ever Wailed as far as I'm concerned... just sent shivers allllllllllll over my boooooooooooody... just sends me back in time to hear our boyz on the radio... again... then I tend to stay lost in time for a while... Thinking of that time Jack GARDINER ('61) voiced the horror he felt when he realized that Salem was the dividing line between Chief Jo and Carmichael and the reality of half his friends going to a different Jr Hi....What a shock that was for me too... luckily I had moved to Jason Lee for 6th grade so I didn't feel it as strongly when 7th grade came... and then I began to think... of "the walk"... not... not like an Egyptian... THE walk... the one so many of we younger kids practiced... even if we hid while doing it... I think George BARNETT ('63) even admitted practicing the walk the last time I brought it up... I guess the reason I bring it up today is that time has passed and it has been over a quarter century since the Walk left us... remember how our friends razzed us when we turned 25... the quarter century mark? Well Chuck GARDINER ('63 RIP) has been gone now for over that long... but today, on the 3rd, the day he departed, I just want to remember him... he was a true Richland hero... makin' those choices we all hadda make... cigarettes or play B-ball this week... be a real teenager or try and be what "they" want us to be... always reminds me of that Tommy Sands song "Teenage Crush"... "they've forgotten when they were young" (tho that was a pretty stupid choice Tommy made... I mean nobody in their right mind would marry Sinatra's daughter....nothing good could possibly come from that... by-the-way, Tommy is still around... not great health but sometimes my ol Buddy Glenn Glenn brings him around to the concerts now and then... one time we even got Sandy Nelson to come out of his cave to do a little Teen Beat (with one leg)... see how I get lost in the past... Jack, thanks for sharin' your lil' Bro with us for the time we had him! Thanks for being my friend!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) I know these palindromes get kicked around now and then and this one should have been here yesterday... I didn't come across it until today. This one is numbers: 01/02/2010, or Jan. 2, 2010, is the second palindrome date out of 36 that occurs this millennium. The first was 10/02/2001. Before 2001 the most recent date was in 1308 since days of the month never exceed 31. The next palindrome date comes next year: 11/02/2011. In much of the rest of the world, todays date appears as day/month/year, or 02/01/2010. But for inhabitants of these countries, rest assured that there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate even more than our paltry 36: they will get 60 between 2001 and 3000. --Aziz Inan, University of Portland electrical engineering professor -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70), what do you mean "two hotels on GWWay"? How can you refer to GWWay hotels without including the fabulous Bali Hi?!?!?! When those other semi respectable hotels turned their back on us where did we 16-18 year old Bombers turn for our New Year's Eve parties???? I am ashamed that a fellow class of 1970 member would show such disrespect for the Bali Hi. Of course those were your Pre-Hoagy years so you were not yet enlightened! We will cover all these activities during our 40th this summer! -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: Pens & Ink I was watching a show on the History Channel about our space program. It said that NASA had spent several million dollars developing a pen that would write in zero gravity... the Russians used pencils. -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Bill SEEBURGER ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom HUGHES ('56), Burt PIERARD ('59) Tim SMYTH ('62), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HOLLOWAY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Jill LYONS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina BERLAND ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Patrol Headquarters When we moved here in 1947 I think the patrol Headquarters were in a small stone (?) building across from what is now the Federal Building in the park. They later moved to a building (one story) west of The Mart. I remember this one well since I spent several hours in it one morning. I believe that it was probably a Friday or Saturday night. I had double dated with another couple and after the Drive In was over we were on our way to the open air dance at West Richland when two army guys on a bike hit the gravel and then spun into our car. I was in the back seat with Phyllis MAJOR ('51) and we looked up in time to see the guys flying through the air. As a result the Patrol took the four of us to Headquarters and we were there until after 3:30am. A rude awaking to be sure. Re: Ernie's typewriter building In 1958 I was caught in a lay off with G.E. and went to work for an electrical contracting firm owned by Lionel Stewart and Dick Schultz. It was called S&S and we did a ton of remodel work since the government had just sold the town to the public and everyone was wanting to remodel their homes. S&S rented the basement from Ernie for their shop. A heating salesman rented the upper story for he and his wife. If memory serves me correctly his name was Bob Hillman. I spent 38 years at Hanford before going to BPA and when I see the photos that Don Sorenson puts in I can remember many of the people, not by name always, but I know that I worked with them. I was in many photos when I worked at PRTR and then later the Sodium Loop in the basement of 324. Its rather sad to drive by the 300 area where I worked for so many years and see that nearly everything is torn down. I spent two years on general maintenance in the main 300 area and worked in all of the buildings. It was a good time in my life and I remember those years fondly. Happy New Year to all of the Bombers. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ in chilly Pasco where its 35 at 9pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: C.C. Anderson's To: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Patti, the Home Furnishings department was in the center of the store, on the main floor, with notions and yardage, which we called Piece Goods. I started in '56, a little before you, and by the time Mel Swain had made me a manager, in 1957, The home furnishings were my first management assignment. Prior to that, I made $.75 cents an hour. By the time you graduated from high school, I had been named Manager of the Lewiston, Idaho C.C. Anderson's, and that first year made a whopping $6,000 plus, plus mind you, an unbelievable bonus of $3,000, based on sales and profit gains. I can't tell you where all of that money went... Edna and I just spent it, I'm sure. But, Allied Stores fixed that problem... they raised my goals for the next year so that I made very little bonus... and things returned to normal... not a dime to waste. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from foggy Sacramento, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SEEBURGER ('54) Re: Don Sorenson's Picture #576 This cookout was at the "Junior Rider's Club. I'm the kid standing left center with the plate (late to respond because I had to verify with sister Suzi ('58) - couldn't believe we were ever that young!!) I think that is John Philips serving up the chow. He started the Club which was located behind the old sewer plant. The fenced in pasture encompassed most of what is now the golf course and Columbia Point. At one time there were 50 - 75 members. Second from the right is my mother, Dorothy Seeburger (RIP) and fourth from the right in the black cowboy hat looks like Verl GOODWIN ('54). The others are lost somewhere in the fog of time... -Bill SEEBURGER ('54) ~ Federal Way, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Brad Upton ('74) The reason NASA worked so hard on developing a non-leaking zero- gravity ball point pen is that they didn't want the additional weight of three (or more) pencil sharpeners in the Apollo capsules or the LEM. Re: The Desert Inn It was still the Desert Inn when my step-father worked there in the early '50s. The dike was built following the flood and prior to the building of McNary Dam. The reason for the name change was some "outfit" in Las Vegas thought they had a better claim to the name. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ it's cloudy with the possibility of showers in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HUGHES ('56) Re: Old Photos I tried sending these to the photo page with no result. I think this is one of the operations crews from one of the 100 areas. My Dad is in the back row, third from the left. -Tom HUGHES ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: All Re: Oops - I screwed up the caption note for Pic # 2 I messed up when I said that Ernie's became part of The Hanford House parking lot in 1969 (obviously, that couldn't be true since the circa 1993 Pic still shows it there!!!!). It is true that The Desert Inn closed & was demolished in 1968 and The Hanford House was built in 1969, but they apparently did not acquire the parking are a at that time (see attached 1969 Pic). I am now thinking that the parking area was added when The Red Lion purchased The Hanford House (unknown year but if this is the case, it was obviously after 1993). Sorry about my mistake. Bomber Cheers - -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Anybody know when G.E. took over for DuPont at Hanford? -Tim SMYTH ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) To: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: Pens & Ink Brad, you commented on NASA spending several million dollars developing a pen that would write in zero gravity, while the Russians used pencils. I learned about this in 1989 and I have one of those pens. I got it at the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. I was there for two weeks training a group of scuba divers to be NAUI Instructors. We did most of our in-water training in the huge tanks where the astronauts would learn how to use a self-contained life support system and do projects in a weightless environment. It was an great experience for me. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Be still my beating heart Ok... enough time has passed that it is ok to tell all... today's birthday girl is madly in love with me... I mean... totally... talk about having the hots... poor thing... I've tried to let her down easy but it just doesn't do any good... I think I know how Jody Foster must feel... it is a burden to say the least... how do you help such a lovely misguided child... I know what you are thinking... how does he know she's so hot for him... ah come on now... it's sooooooooooo obvious... I mean how does a kid let a girl know he's mad for her? he ignores her of course... the more he ignores... the more she knows... or at least her friends know... this Bomber-babe will blast me with emails... then... nothing... that's when I know... when she disappears... she is beating herself up for chasing me... so for months and months... not a word... well she can't fool me... no way no how... but I love you too, girl... course you know that... so go ahead and pay all kinds of attention to your little dog, Toto... but I know... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paula Jill LYONS ('64) on the 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) Re: dikes yes Earl, the dike was there even when I was young and playing with ants and picking lilacs behind my dad's shop, Ernie's Typewriter Exchange.( that was the first shop name.) I had a sling shot and used to shoot stones over the dike, at least I thought so........... Gawd, these pictures have stirred up a lot. the very first shop was in the half Quonset hut beside the house/jail, etc. Paul's was a Hobby Shop and I used to go over and buy polished rocks. Years later when we were in the jail building, the earth behind it started to cave in. Workers came and dug it up. There were outside steps down to the jail cell in the basement. I found an old skeleton key in the dirt while it was all dug up. I'm starting to feel like that little kid as I write this..... then they filled it all in again. I can picture every inch of the inside of that shop. I spent a lot of time there. Mom worked there all day, so I spent sick days out of school on a quilt in the back a lot. If I felt better later in the day I would put stamps on envelopes for 10 for a penny! then sometimes I could go over to the dime store and buy, maybe a paddle with a little ball stuck to it by a rubber band... or.... a sling shot! Yeah!! Also drank my first coke while hanging out there. Sometime I got to walk to the gas station next door to buy some. Frosty cold 3 oz glass bottles. Paula, just wondering why all of us kids didn't know each other as kids. I heard the name Paul Beardsley all my life as a friend of Dad's, but never knew any of you until Jr. Hi when Nancy and I became friends. I don't know if I ever even know you all existed before that. I miss our Dads too... Ok that's enough. I'll just be reading for a while now. Happy New Year to all you Bombers out there. -Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Where is this? To: All Bombers, Since we all had fun recognizing old faces, let's try places. Now many of these will be pretty easy but they should evoke some memories. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Curt DONAHUE ('53) Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58wb), Tom TRACY ('55) Burt PIERARD ('59), John WORRELL ('59WB) Marilyn STEWART ('62), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) John CAMPBELL ('63), Susan NUSSBAUM ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Don ANDREWS ('67wb) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam EHINGER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY (the Tin Can Class of '45) Re: pics To: Burt PIERARD ('59) Those pics you posted are great. I saved #3, the aerial shot of the whole city, and it brought back many memories. I can find my house at 10R "A" st (Thayer). Yes, we kids knew well both locations of the patrol. I worked for the company that ran the Cafeteria and the Transient Hdqtrs. The boss was a lady, but I wasn't on the same page as her, so my employment was short. Several years later, the women's dorms were happy hunting grounds for the young bachelors. However, there were those house mothers and they actually laid out curfews. One of the dorms was turned into the Teen HOTSPOT. I believe it was the last one on the left facing Lee. The lovely Cafeteria was our favorite hangout. They sold French fries and gravy, which made up the best part of our Club 40 Friday menu many decades later. One night a half dozen of us were causing some ruckus while at a table, and soon a couple of uniforms came in and told us to desist. At this point Dick QUIGLEY and Curt LUDWIG (both '47) rose from their chairs and practiced their pre-law objections. this got all of us walked over to the patrol place behind the building. The desk officer started to scold, and again QUIGLEY, with his finger in the air began another oration. The cop banged his hand on the desk and ordered the two patrolmen to throw us out before he sentenced us to the jail in the back. It was something of an embarrassment to be tossed out of the pokey. In the early sixties, QUIG had completed his law schooling and became the Public Defender in Richland. Also were John SULLIVAN ('46) Mayor, Pat SHEERAN ('48-RIP) de Judge, and Rem RYALS ('49) the Prosecutor. I think that was the order. With that bunch in charge, I couldn't even get arrested. Such was life in early Richland. -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) Picture #001 This is GWWay looking north into town where the By-Pass Hiway begins. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat McLAUGHLIN Newell ('58wb) Re: G.E. Father-Daughter Banquet w/Ronald Reagan at the Desert Inn Are there any photos of this event in the '50s? -Pat McLAUGHLIN Newell ('58wb) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I sent this link to Pat: She responded "I think I went to this banquet in 1952 and it was at the Desert Inn. We moved to Kennewick in 1956 so it was definitely before then." Makes me wonder how many times Reagan came to the Tri-Cities in those days. If anybody has any pictures, I'd like to add them to the website where you can see my "program" from the 9/30/59 visit to the Kennewick Social Club. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) Picture #001 To: Don Sorenson, Picture 001 is the road into Richland from the Richland Y (Wye). The cars are traveling North on GWWay and could have just crossed the Yakima River Bridge or turned left after traveling on the Bypass Highway from North Richland, West Richland or one of the Areas. The intersection ahead sign, marked "Truck Route to North Richland" is Hwy 204 that now intersects GWWay with Highway 182 and 12 crossing the Columbia Bridge toward Pasco. The first street ahead of them is Abbott Street (Where my Aunt Katie Steele and her family lived) During Richland's worst Sandstorm her roof blew off the prefab and spun its way across GWWay toward the large "pink buildings across the street. Hers was the closest prefab to GWWay. It was amazing to walk into a prefab and see all that daylight above. It was quickly repaired... and almost everyone in Richland's prefabs got a new Kit installed to offer more support during the famous winds. During 6th Grade, I used to drop down to Abbott Street and visit my 3rd grade cousin Jerry Steele and pass the football around and play some sand lot football. One of his neighbor friends was a young red-headed lad... who I could have predicted would be a great football and basketball player for RHS, because he was a tough kid who never gave up. It was 3rd Grader, Pat CROOK ('58).. destined to be a famous Bomber on the 1st State Championship Basketball Team from RHS. He went on to become a Courageous Cougar. I forgave him for that. Immediately behind the photographer [Picture #001] is the Yakima River Bridge (once damaged and taken down during the fierce 1949 winter; when "Frazil Ice"... the stuff only good for use in Snow Cones) caused an ice jam: On that same day My Dad and I were paddling along through the slushy ice on the Yakima River, duck hunting with his friend and co-worker "Ole' Olson. I don't know his first name-but recall he had been in WWII as a Frogman; had a steel plate installed in his skull after being shot while removing some obstructions on a beach head. We nearly froze before we paddled our rubber raft past the Twin Bridges to the car. It was the weirdest ice I'd ever seen. I remember the cold every time I think about that location. It was the first year I ever remember trying to ice skate. I went down to one of the backwaters of the Columbia with some borrowed skates. A large crowd of kids had gathered and had fires going. It was a fun night. I skated about as well as Jerry Lewis. Neither my gluteus maximus nor my ankles were prepared for upright motions or downright awkward landings. But the great chance to join the high school students attempting to conquer the weather made up for it. One high school kid with a 5 gallon can of hydraulic brake fluid kept the fires flaring by pouring cups of fluid on them. It was a heartwarming and memorable evening. I think the house on the left [picture #001] used to headquarter the generous Knights of Columbus who join to donate funds throughout the United States to widows and orphans. A great Irish Catholic Organization. (The gleaming Quonset facility behind the house might be the famous alien spaceship that arrived to help the Knights pass along the nuclear secrets to our great Physicist John Wheeler... the scientist who actually coined the term "Black Hole"... and who was known to often argue with Einstein... about something or other... "black holes and such. [Quonset hut was the "Dance Hall" and was attached to the building by the Co-Ordinate Club when they owned it... that was BEFORE the Knights of Columbus occupied the building. -Maren] I don't remember anything about the Quonset building; so an alien spaceship seems logical. Also, a gravel runway West of the area, served small private aircraft. A friend brought me in there a couple of times. They were "white-knuckle" landings, but survivable. On the right side of GWWay [picture #001], one can see the exotic, "domed" structure dedicated to the wastewater treatment professionals-painted the true color of its moniker... "The Rose bowl". I think it may be where Col. Mathias (the officer in charge of almost everything at Hanford) took the Russian visitors who wanted to know what we were doing at Hanford. He did not trust the Russian Scientists. The Rose Bowl real estate, now shared by the golf course and a store... Isn't it a WinCo? Please excuse my editing... I have to stop and see if I can help out my Boise State Broncos preserve their lead in the Fiesta Bowl. [They beat TCU 17 - 10. -Maren] Thanks again for triggering the memories, Don. Bomber cheers. -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: G. E. Takeover G. E. officially took over from DuPont on Sept. 1, 1946 and the transfer ceremony took place on Sept. 2, 1946 at the 2nd Annual Richland Days Celebration. This was the main reason for 2 - 1946 Phone Books that year - Mar. 1946 with DuPont stuff & Nov. 1946 with G. E. stuff. To: Don Sorenson (Documentarian) Re: "Where" Pics Re: Pic # 100104-001 View coming into town (from the South, just before the "join-up" with the GWWay southbound lanes) with the Co-ordinate Club or the Knights of Columbus facility (depending on the date of the Pic) on the left and the Rose Bowl on the right. The "Truck Route" sign indicates that the Thayer Drive extension has been re-worked into the By-Pass Highway which occurred in '47 or '48. (Note to Maren - check out the construction of the Dance Hall to see how it was put together from half-Quonset Hutment parts.) Re: Pic # 100104-003 I'm pretty sure this is a Pic of the West side of the 705 Building (just North of the 703 Administration Bldg., looking Southeasterly). My Dad (and, I believe, Maren's Dad) worked in that building for a number of years. To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "Boxing Day" revisited Well, I caught myself again. This time it was either a straight out, 30 year old "False Memory" or at best, a Senior Moment. It turns out that my memory of the explanation for "Boxing Day" was almost totally wrong. About the only thing I got right was that it was the day after Christmas. Today I was chatting with Nick Lowe, spouse of Ellen Lowe, recently hired Director of CREHST Museum, (both of whom are as British as you can get - Ellen came over in the late Summer and Nick joined her a couple of months ago). Somehow we got on the "Boxing Day" subject and this is what Nick told me. After working on a lavish Christmas Dinner bash, the Rich Folks' servants and kitchen help were given the day after Christmas off (explains the Holiday designation) to spend the day with their families. In addition, they were allowed to "Box up" the left overs (in excess of what the Rich guys wanted to keep for their own "Cold Dinner") and take them to their families. Somehow, this just doesn't sound as romantic as giving the old toys to the poor. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John WORRELL ('59WB) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) Picture #001 This looks like GWWay coming into town from Kennewick/Richland "Y" area with the sewage treatment plant (the Rose Bowl) on the right and the Knights Of Columbus Hall on the left with Rattlesnake Mt. in the upper left. Did Ernie's Typewriter later become "The Hobby Shop" or was that next door? I remember buying many model airplane kits from "The Hobby Shop" from 10 to 25 cents each... the balsa wood kind that worked with a rubber band or a gas motor. I still have one of those gas motors. The first Police Station I remember was on GWWay where the park is now in front of the Federal Bldg. The next was on Knight Street. I still think we should make Don Sorensen a Honorary Bomber. -John WORRELL ('59WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn STEWART Stephenson ('62) Re: Ernie's To: Phil Belcher ('51) I remember well, when Lionel used Ernie's basement for a startup for his S & S Electric. He stayed there for a number of years before moving to an office in the back of the Mart. Lionel stayed there for a long time, but when his partner passed away, he moved to Renton and built up another electrical business. He worked in Seattle for many years before retiring and moving to a home he and Shirley MOORMAN ('54) built in Cle Elem. Sadly both Lionel and Shirley have passed. I miss them every day. -Marilyn STEWART Stephenson ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) Picture #001 Many will recognize this view as at the very southeast corner of Richland, northbound on GWWay, with the Rose Bowl sewerage plant at the right. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) Picture #002 The old 1950 Government Chevy caught my eye in one of Don Sorenson's photo #002, so I asked my brother, Rush ('52). He thought the building might be the 703 or the 705 building in the 700 area, near where the federal building now exists. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Susan NUSSBAUM Reeb ('63) Re: Fiesta Bowl Well, what can I say? I arrived home from the Fiesta Bowl a few minutes ago, hoarse and exhausted from cheering for the Boise State Broncos. The game was exciting in the last few minutes, as it was when the Broncos played in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. There were thousands of people at the huge tailgate party prior to the game, both BSU and TCU fans. And there were more than 73,000 people at the game. We visited with many TCU fans after the game, and they were very friendly, gracious, and likeable people. Love those southern accents, too! The game could have gone either way, and we enjoyed shaking hands and visiting amicably with our worthy opponents. The staff at the Glendale stadium do a fine job of organizing and moving people. It's amazing how quickly you are directed to parking on arrival and out of the lots when you leave. The stadium itself is quite grand. I urge those of you who haven't been there to take the time for a tour if you visit this area. Happy New Year, everyone! And GO BRONCOS!!! -Susan NUSSBAUM Reeb ('63) ~ Boise, ID in the summer and Sun City, AZ in the winter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Boise State, 17 - TCU, 10] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Pens and Pencils Couldn't they have just used a mechanical pencil commonly called "eversharp" because Eversharp is the company who invented them? Does NASA need me to solve all of their problems? To: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Brad UPTON ('74) Re: NASA pens I remember those zero-gravity pens were for sale in the '60s. I thought about buying one because in college days it seems like sometimes I would be trying to write on a vertical surface and after a bit a ball-point pen would stop writing because the point was higher than the rest of the pen. -Dennis HAMMER ~ ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67wb) Re: Don Sorenson entry on 1/04/2010 Coming into Richland from the "Y", bypass turn left ahead, "Rose Bowl" on the right. One of David RIVERS' ('65) car shows last summer. The reason why it took Richland so long to annex the "Y". The first garage in town with air conditioning, but they forgot the thermostat. One of the first re-models, who would have thought of attaching a "B" house to a Pre-fab. -Don ANDREWS ('67wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Another installment of 6 To: Phil BELCHER ('51) I seem to remember a photo of a window sign advertising S & S or another business. Can't remember if it was in the Sandstorm archives or my own. Yea 300 area a shadow of its former self. So much more was accomplished there than fuel production. Great stories that can't be told here. I worked in 308 for about two months. Fantastic workmanship! To: Tom HUGHES ('56) This is a group photo of shift workers in the Power Dept at 100-D. My wife's Aunt Doris Deford has that photo with those names. Is there a photo number on the back? And I wonder if Gregory's first name is Verny. He should have a wooden leg. 1947 or 1948. To: Bill SEEBURGER ('54) Glad you could provide information. Looked like you guys were having a good time. I love cooking on an open fire. The food tastes a little bit better. Your mother is very pretty, if you don't mind my saying. To: Dick McCOY (The Tin Can Class of '45) Interesting you mention football games at that location. In September I ran across a guy who played in that Pasco mudfest. Which brings the question did you ever play hooky and go out to the construction camp?? To: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Which one of the girls are you on the counter??? [Paula's #1!! -Maren] To: Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) Did either of your parents live in the Hanford Construction Camp circa 1943 to Feb '45? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Burt PIERARD ('59), Carol CARSON ('60) Patti JONES ('60), Richard ANDERSON ('60) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Alan LOBDELL ('69), Julie SMYTH ('69wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lora HOMME ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia REDISKE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dennis Hammer ('64) Re: Pencil Sharpeners The basic reason for not using pencil sharpeners in the spacecraft was: "What do you do with the wood shavings and lead dust?" You get that no matter what type of sharpener used. Oh you young kids! Re: Where are you I'm glad everyone recognized the south-end beginning of town. As for the latest batch, Don, I'm surprised you didn't know where this building is, it is clearly marked. The parade pictures are on GWWay just south of the Williams intersection. And is that jeep towing River's '08 fire truck? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR holding on whilst the winter monsoons continue **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Richland Y -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) Re: Security Patrol Headquarters - continuing At least 2 people have mentioned remembering the SP Headquarters in the red brick Tract House located in the middle of what is now the John Dam Plaza. Applying my usual standard of trusting memories (at least 2 people remember something the exact same way or nearly so) aroused my curiosity and I started looking for some way to confirm their memories. I knew that Lt. Col. Matthias had originally stayed in that house (the A. B. Murray home) for a short time when he first came to town but didn't know of any other use of the building between then and being torn down (unknown date). When dealing with Cop stuff, where else to look other than the writings of the "Singing Cop," himself, Paul Beardsley (RIP)? Indeed, Paul did refer to the house being used for the Patrol Headquarters for the Richland Area. This fits very nicely with the memories, between the McClendon house facility that eventually became Ernie's and the 770 Building on the South side of Knight St. Good memories, guys! Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Sad News It is with sadness that I let you know that Mark STAPLES ('82) passed away January 4 at the University of Washington Hospital. He was a good friend of my Son (Randal SOUTHAM ('82)) who was with him 24/7 over the past few weeks. He was much too young to go but cancer came and took him. Watch for the Obituary. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ From foggy, dark and damp Lynnwood, WA where the weather mirrors my mood **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, January 9, 2010 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 ~ Rain, wind, snow, ice and fog we have had it all. -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: >> Richard ANDERSON ('60) Re: Richland Bombers Basketball, 2010 Edition Well, boys and girls, the team has completed eight of its twenty games of the regular season schedule and one thing is perfectly obvious: this is the best Bomber squad in 30 years. Not since the awesome '79 team (widely ranked as one of the best teams in Washington state tournament history) has such a formidable bunch of players taken the floor. Unlike some of the past teams where good athletes who specialized in other sports and happened to play basketball formed the team, the core of this team is four pure basketball kids doing very good basketbally things, and who are joined by three good athletes to form the basic seven-player rotation. The fearsome foursome: seniors Dylan RADLIFF, Tanner DUNN, and Colton McCARGAR; and junior Calvin DOUGLAS. The three basketball- isn't-my-primary-sport (but I'm good at hoops too!) are seniors as well: Mike DUNFORD, Hayden HILTY, and Garrett GALLINGER. The full-time varsity squad is completed by senior Derik BRIGGS (a transfer from Pasco) and junior Grant GALLINGER (Garrett's brother). Three kids from the JV join the varsity for games: juniors Jake McKINNEY and Bob Imhoff; and sophomore Colter QUICK (aside: the three JV players rarely get into games, not because they aren't good enough -- they could start for some schools' teams -- but because they get "quartered" (a player can play in only four quarters against a given opponent; if they play any time at all in each of the four quarters of the JV game they are ineligible to play in the varsity contest); this has been a failure in the Bomber program for as long as I can remember. This team can score a LOT of points! Three different players have led the team in scoring: McCARGAR (6 times), DUNN (1), and RADLIFF (1). Everybody can score: there have been four kids in double digits in three of the games; five players have scored ten or more in at least one game. The most amazing scoring game was the most recent: 98 against a decent Hermiston team; they shot 68% (11 of which were 3's) from the field. It is a real pleasure to watch this crew at work. If you can possibly tear yourself away from whatever trash-tv is on, come to a game. -Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: John WORRELL ('59wb) Re: Ernie's Typewriter Shop Ernie's Typewriter Shop was at one time The Hobby Shop. I think earlier rather than later. I recall a glass globe toy dispenser that was priced at five cents. But initially the coin slot only accepted pennies, and I remember a few after-school (Lewis and Clark) visits harvesting little nickel toys-in-an-egg for a penny each when the owner wasn't looking. I was probably in the fifth grade, so the year was 1954-'55. Fortunately this was not the beginning of a life of crime. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) To: Maren I also attended the Father-Daughter banquet in 1959 which was held at the Kennewick Social Club. I felt pretty special since I had two sisters and somehow I got to be the one to attend. I got Reagan's autograph that night as well. In 1967 I worked for the California Legislature and I would wait each day at quitting time for the bus and while waiting, Governor Reagan and his CHP driver would come out of the big parking garage and drive past the bus stop. He always waved to me. Nice man. -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) ~ Currently in Arizona for the winter, but most of the year I reside in Grants Pass, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 Planning Meeting There will be another meeting of the all people interested in working on R2K+10, time is 6:30, in the Home Ec room next to the RHS cafeteria on the 13th of January until about 8:00 if needed, we need volunteers from each class. The registration form will be out in the next day or so. John ADKINS ('62) & Burt PIERARD ('59) are about finished (Right guys?). There will be dry parking in the Thayer parking lot if you have a motor home to stay in... a bunch of rooms have already been set aside at local hotels. Make reservations NOW. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Deer on our deck this winter -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I have two grown sons who are body builders and they use a product they get from Costco called EAS Premium Protein. It comes in a 6 lb gold and purple bag and costs around 32 dollars. The vanilla is the best, I think anyway. It is 54% protein and tastes good! I've tried some of the other proteins they have used over the years and this is the only one I could stand drinking. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Julie SMYTH Moss ('69wb) Re: Father-Daughter Banquet To: My big sister, Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Don't you have a picture of us at that banquet? Dad almost beat out Mr. O'Connell for having the most daughters [O'Connell had 6, Smyth had "only" 5]! What was the winning prize? -Julie SMYTH Moss ('69wb) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I'm hoping somebody has pictures for the Sandstorm. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Gwen GANSE ('54), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Earl BENNETT ('63), John TAYLOR ('63wb) Maggie GILSTRAP ('74), Gary SCHAUER ('84) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gwen GANSE Brodaczynski ('54) Re: Sorenson's Picture #002 Could this be either the 760 or 761 building, or possibly something in North Richland? -Gwen GANSE Brodaczynski ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Roundabout at Richland Y Re: Here is an interesting website about old Richland and Hanford [Hey! Those people "stole" a picture that I made... you can see it at: How do I KNOW it was "my" picture? Well, the pictures of the houses came from the book called "ABC Houses" (I think) -- all except for the "L" house picture... and that house is a picture that I took in 1960 of the "L" house at 1604 Putnam. At the time, it was occupied by the R.E. McGrath family -- and it was later purchased by Robley Johnson.... ain't that a hoot?? You can tell that the "L" house is a real picture... all the rest are sketches -Maren] -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Marilyn "Em" DiVINE ('52) Shaklee makes several soy-based protein powder products that I think are reasonably good tasting. I always mix mine with milk, though the instructions for the Cinch line of weight-loss/control products say to mix it with water - that line is more expensive than the others. The suggested retail for the Energizing Soy Protein (Natural Vanilla and Creamy Cocoa) is $38.70 for a 30- serving can. The Meal Shakes are more flavorful to me and cost $21.70 for 16 servings (French Vanilla, Bavarian Cocoa). My preference is to use one scoop of each of the two products with 10 ounces of milk and blend. You can go to the Shaklee web site and find a distributor in your area - sometimes you can find one who will do sales below the SRP, or you can become a distributor and get about a 15% discount forever. The Shaklee vitamins - all of their products, really - are top quality. Regards, ecb3 -from the nasty cold snap in central Virginia where nearby fields still have an inch or so of snow left from the Dec. 20 storm. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John TAYLOR ('63wb) Re: Note about 5th grade class Did anyone from the class of '63 attend 5th grade at Spalding Elementary School on Williams? I was in a 5th grade class at Spalding in 1955 but left with the family for Germany. Glenda SMITH ('63) was the only person I remember in that class, but I can't find any pictures of our class in the Alumni Section. Anyone have a class picture of us? Anyone know of anyone who might have that class picture? Thanks for any help. -John TAYLOR ('63wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) Re: Protein Drinks To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Sorry I did not get back to you sooner. I have been busy doing Y/E for several clients and just did get caught up on my reading. My doctor friend had me go to GNC and pick up the protein powder there. It was the only kind that was tasteless. Because of it being tasteless I could sprinkle it on cereal, ice cream, put it in eggs, etc. I literally put it in everything I cooked. Your son-in-law bless his heart, watched Bill go thru it all as we are friends. I dropped by to see Bobby last year while I was in the Tri-Cities and finally got to meet your daughter over dinner at their home. I had a wonderful visit with the both of them. She is truly amazing! -Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SCHAUER ('84) Re: Bomber Basketball - 2010 edition Thanks, Richard ANDERSON ('60) for the posting about this year's basketball team. I've been trying to follow them from afar (Redmond), but there is only so much information in the Tri-city Herald online version. Your description reminds me of the 1984 team there are many similarities. ~ Most of the team was made up of dedicated "Basketball" guys Kevin PRESTO ('84), Scott FRICK ('84) (also a very good high jumper), Rob BUCHANAN (84), and Mark BORGESON ('84), along with a couple of multi-sport players like Terry DUNCAN ('85), Rob FRYER ('85), and Steve VAN LIEW ('84). ~ They too were undefeated for much of the season (22-0) and rated #1 most of the 1/2 half of the season ~ Kamiakin (like this year) was the other good team and the only team in the league to really challenge them (should be a good game this Saturday) Let's hope that this year's tea, keeps it up and ends up having a better State tournament than that year's team did (2 and done, but still many great memories). I'm looking forward to watching this year's team when they come over the mountains for State. -Gary SCHAUER ('84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Burt PIERARD ('59), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David Rivers ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kath CARLSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti SINCLAIR ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: All who were commenting on Ganzel's Barber Shop Check out the following article on pages 6 & 7 of the June 2006 "Reactor Magazine" for some great Pics of the old shop & Otis. I think there is a slight omission in the article in that it states that Ganzel started in Hanford and moved directly to the Greenway. Other sources indicate that, at some time, he ran a smaller shop in the Dyer Bldg. (now Allied Arts) and I always assumed he was waiting for the shop on the Greenway to be completed. Maybe he was waiting for the shop in Hanford to be completed or, then again, he may never have been there. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Are there any Richland Optometrists in the Tacoma area? I've a young man who has worked for me for 3 summers who is a senior at PLU that needs a 'work study' in an optometrist's office for 4 months for one of his classes. Help!? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Protein Drinks Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) had sent me samples from Amway, and they are good, but they are too high in sodium and I have to limit my sodium intake, so I won't be able to use those. My son- in-law suggested I go to GNC and ask them about protein drinks... they had a whey powder protein drink that actually tastes good, is low in calories and sodium... it has 60 grams of protein per 3 scoops of powder and I mixed it in 12 oz of low-fat milk.(can also use water)... I bought two cans... one of chocolate (which tastes just like Nestle's Quick... yum) and one of cookies 'n cream. I can get 13 glasses per can, so I figure for the 6 weeks of radiation, I will only have to buy 3 cans... and, since each glass contains 60 grams, I will only have to drink two glasses per day to get my 80 grams of protein. -Linda REINING (Boomber Bomber class of '64) ~ foggy in Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: I can't wait This is just too cool... Can't wait for R2K+10!!!!!!!! Wow... a meeting in the Home Ec. room after hours... dang it sounds like a ton of fun... more fun than the janitor's closet I am sure... woo hoo... all that baking and sewing stuff to play with... and "dry parking"... oh man... the mind reels and the thought... so is it June yet??????? I have my reservation and HEIDLEBAUGH'S ('65) too... yes kids... the Jimster is gonna make it... I think it was R2K when we got our Razors at one of the shops in Kennewick... when they were still full price, before you could buy them for $5.99 just about anyplace... we had a ball... Jimmy went flying down a hill as we were "helping" with set up (actually just kinda following Ms. HOFF ('64) like a couple of lost puppies... "pant pant pant")... I heard a crash... we should never have been allowed to purchase those scooters and I am still planning to bring a Class Action on behalf of all those similarly situated... we just haven't been able to find any other plaintiffs as dumb as we are... so the similarly situated part may have to be bagged and just Jimmy and I will sue... I just can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: V House (3 bedroom pre cut) We lived in a V/Precut on the corner of Wilson & Thayer. But the lay out was flipped from the one that was shown in yesterdays list. So did some of the house's have two layout? [Somebody can tell us how many letter houses have reverse floor plans. "H" has reverse plans. -Maren] Mom & Dad remodeled it in the early '60s. They added off the back of the house, a kitchen & laundry room. Then a covered patio. The old bus lot use to sit right behind our house, until they tore it down in the mid to late '50s, then later a HUGE Mormon church was built there. I remember all the neighbor hood kids playing in the church as it was being built! At any rate was just wondering if anyone knew if the houses had 2 or more layouts. Bombers Rule Pam EHINGER Edinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: January sunrise Picture #1 Picture #2 Here are a couple of pictures taken on a brisk morning in January at sunrise. It only lasted a few minutes, just long enough to snap a couple of pictures before it got cloudy. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's raining and cooler **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Trueline LATTING Taylor ('60) ~ 1/17/42 - 12/21/09 >>Edna RUSSELL Gonzoles ('65) ~ 3/16/47 - 1/4/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber funeral notices today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Richard ANDERSON ('60) Tim SMYTH ('62), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Deedee WILLOX ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan ECKERT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John TAYLOR ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pearl DROTTS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FUNDERBURG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edna SMYTH ('71wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stefan SCHERPEREL ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Ganzel's Barbershop I think I had my first haircut in Ganzel's at about age 15 (1949 or so), and certainly remember both him and Otis, the black man who gave shoe shines. Otis was, I think, one of the few black men in Richland, as I remember it, and was a truly affable fellow. My father almost always got Otis to shine his shoes, whether they needed it or not. As a teenager, I was uneasy about having my shoes shined, but Dad urged me to do so, saying Otis could use the money to better advantage than I would! So when home from military school on a holiday break (Hill Military, Portland, OR), I'd get Otis to shine my dress shoes. The barbershop was downtown in those days, for sure. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ RV'ing in the Phoenix area where it is 70 and sunny! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To all who have sent helpful information about Protein Powder: A Big THANK YOU. Sandra is now 6 weeks behind on her chemo treatments due to low platelet count. This is a nightmare... but then I think of Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and his family and the loss of his daughter. And so many others! Sandra's "2nd annual 49th" birthday is next week. I have been watching old home movies for hours so Janet can make the "traditional" 50-year DVD. The rolls I chose are at Sight & Sound, in Kennewick, being put on a DVD for Janet to work with, besides many still photos loaded from my computer into her 'whatever it's called'... (my computer illiteracy is showing!) On another subject: Have spend 5 hours trying to get my Cruise and flights cancelled because of Glenn's pending (unexpected) surgery. Something to do with his kidney not getting enough blood. We were to leave Monday morning at 5:00instead, he will be entering a hospital in Yakima on Monday with surgery on Tuesday. I have to take this part of the "package" with Caribbean Cruises before I can give Sandra & Bobby the 2nd part, which is a trip to Puerto Vallarta. Perhaps we can go next month. Who knows?!?!? -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in cold and overcast Richland. Kinda suits my mood. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ganzel's Barber Shop So much talk about Ganzel's Barber Shop brought back memories. My dad, Clyde, got me a job there as a cashier when I was 16 (1952). I can remember sitting on a big tall stool by the register. I don't know exactly how many barber chairs there were in there, but it was a lot. Must have been at least a dozen. I can remember feeling overwhelmed with all of the men around! It was my dad's favorite shop. I think I mostly worked on Saturdays. Can't believe it is still in the Parkway. Must go in one day and see if it brings back any memories!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco, WA where we will be getting some freezing rain & possible snow mix on Friday night. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ANDERSON ('60) There was a nice article about the 2010 Bomber team with special emphasis on senior Colton McCARGAR ('10) in Friday's TCH: There was a photo with the article: A note about the photo: Colton is wearing one of the Bomber practice uniforms -- black/silver reversible jersey, black shorts -- his game uniform number is 20. I waited for last night's score from East Wenatchee: Bombers 58 Eastmont 54. The team is 9-0 going into tonight's game against 9-0 Kamiakin at Dawald Gym. Golly, TCH had the mini box score online before midnight, so here it is: ---------------------------------------------------------------- Richland 58, Eastmont 54 RICHLAND (58) Dunford 8, Radliff 13, McCargar 7, Hilty, Dunn 3, Grant Gallinger, Garrett Gallinger 15, Douglas 12. Totals 20-49 15-18 58. EASTMONT (54) Gausman, Thomas 9, Robinson 6, Spaeth 10, Crawford 2, Malachi Roberts 20, Higuchi 7. Totals 21-46 5-11 54. Richland 12 15 17 14 58 Eastmont 10 14 13 17 54 Highlights Rebs: Rich 37 (Douglas 10), East 22; Radliff 7 assists. ----------------------------------------------------------------- -Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Ganzel's Barber Shop I fondly remember my Dad, Walt Smyth, taking me to Leo Azure at Ganzel's to get haircuts. Leo's son Mickey was in our class of '62 and was in my Cub Scout den. I think Mickey had an older brother. -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Cub Scout Pack 49: Ain't they handsome? -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: reverse floor plans on houses B houses had reverse floor plans. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA a rainy/sunny day **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Father-Daughter Banquet My sister and I attended the Father-Daughter Banquet. I got my first pair of high-heel shoes for that event; trust me, they were not very high. Ronald Reagan was with G.E. at the time, which is why he was here. The banquet was held at the Social Club in Kennewick (in the building that is now Walker Furniture, corner of Clearwater and Morain. There was a bowling alley behind, but it burned down. Winco was in that building until they built the new one further up on Clearwater. I saw The Fleetwoods there once. I wonder if that was at the banquet? Re: The Love of my Life On December 30, 2009, I re-married (renewed our wedding vows) the love of my life. We had a nice mini-wedding. Although I did all the planning, I had excellent helpers for the event: Judy WILLOX (61) took care of the Guestbook, Larry HOLLOWAY (64) took pictures, Mary MASSEY Holloway (64) and Dena EVANS Harr (64) cut cake and poured punch (and took care of many other things that popped up), Ruby Klein (nab) made the flowers (corsages, boutonnieres (boot-in-ears - lol), and bouquets), Jan Schaeffer, and Carol Droppo (nab) decorated. Dena arranged flowers around our unity candle and it was lovely. We walked in together to Pachelbel's Canon, which is a piece of music I really love. We wrote vows to say to each other, which was really special. We walked out to Chopin's Polannaise, which is a piece of music we both love. He bought me a new diamond wedding set and it is just beautiful (we've always had bands). Armand is the love of my life. He is definitely a keeper! Someone at the reception told us that if we ever split up, we'd have to get divorced twice! lol Not gonna happen! I can't even think about being married to anyone else. Armand is my fourth husband and I am his third wife; we've been married over 33 years, so I think we finally got it right. He always says, "number 3 on my scorecard, but number 1 in my heart." How could I not love him?! -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber babes Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's time again for another Bomber-Babe birthday... this doll from the class of '64 has been feeling kinda puny lately and we have all wished her the best... soon as I heard I shot Jimbeaux ('63) and SIMPSON ('65) a note cuz these guys have kind of a lil club goin' to keep people's spirits up and give little pep talks as they are needed... musta worked... she seems mo betta lately... Did I tell ya my Bowling story? I only have one bowling story because I never went again after my one awful experience... I was with some group but have no clue what group it was... maybe we even went for PE (?)... who knows... all I know is Linda MONTGOMERY ('65) was bowling in the lane next to me... I swung the ball behind me for a great shot (do you make "shots" in bowling???)... anyway... yes you already guessed it... the ball slipped outa my hand... into Linda's lane and hit her in the leg... that was it... no more bowling for the kid... my next memory of a bowling alley is coming home from V-nam... I guess the barber shop in Okinawa musta been in the bowling alley... I hadda get my hair cut since it hadn't been cut in months... wouldn't let them shave me tho... I still wasn't sure I was in a safe zone yet... as I walked out "Love is Blue" was playing on a juke box... dunno why that memory stays with me... my daughter used to bowl so I used to take her to the Gold Coast on weekends for that... but I never touched a ball after my first experience... so why we talkin' about bowling? Cuz the birthday girl is a top notch bowler and she always gives me a call when she's in Vegas with her [bowling] team... and I just love the attention, of course! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Linda REINING ('64) on January 9, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Protein Powder It was being talked about protein powder. Do you have Fred Meyer's where you live? I found some "Designer Whey" protein powder there a lot cheaper than GNC and just as good. I use it on occasion for an afternoon snack on the NutriSystem diet. Because I use it for part of a diet I have to mix it with water but sometimes add my fruit serving and some ice in it and it makes for a nice drink. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: "Casket" Commercial a Doritos Crash the Superbowl Contest Finalist! I have a good fiend who is trying to break into commercials in Los Angeles. She appears in a commercial that has made it to the top 6 to appear during the Superbowl She has asked her friends to help spread the word. I am reaching out to the Bomber community to help in this effort. If you go to or You can watch the commercial and vote for it. Maybe someday I will be able to post entries about my friend Doreen - the way that David RIVERS ('65) gets to do with Terence Knox [aka BOMBER Terry DAVIS ('65)... David writes all his own copy. -Maren]... by the way, she attended Ferris High School in Spokane but let's not penalize her for that. Thanks for any help you can provide. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Mike ZIMMERMAN ('54) ~ 5/26/36 - 12/16/09 >>Dan MANSFIELD ('61) ~ 10/24/42 - 12/19/09 >>Butch GUINN ('68) ~ 9/9/49 - 12/24/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/10/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Bonnie RICHARDSON ('58) George SWAN ('59), Linda REINING ('64) Jackie HANSON ('67), Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Ganzel's Barbershop I'm not sure when that big barbershop opened, but we moved to Richland in 1944, though my dad was there in mid 1943. But I remember that big barbershop quite well. Sometime in the '50s our family took a vacation to Southern California and I seem to remember that we went to a Spudnut shop in San Diego and Mr. Ganzel was operating it. Perhaps someone can clarify that - unfortunately that is not as clear as I'd like it to be! Darn those Senior Moments! -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) Re: Don Sorenson's photo #620 I know this is a little late, but in picture #620 (in the 12-27- 09 issue of Sandstorm), the young lady is my sweet sister, Jeanne RICHARDSON Scott ('54), and the gentleman is Mr. Hudspeth, who was called Hudy. The picture was taken in the 703 building, in the personnel department, sometime between 1955-1956. Jeanne met her husband, Scotty, while working in personnel. They have lived in Sacramento since the early '60s, have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Thank you, Don, for these wonderful pictures! -Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: The passing of our Bomber Mother Marilyn and I wish to thank all who expressed their condolences regarding the passing of our mother, Millie Swan. With mom's passing and Marilyn's health issues, life was a bit too overwhelming to extend an appropriate thanks at the time, however, your well wishes were most appreciated. Re: My sister, Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) Marilyn had surgery on Wednesday, January 06, 2010 to remove a brain tumor. The doctors believe that they were able to remove it all, and she seems to have come through the surgery well. Now, there will be an ongoing process of rest and recovery, tests, and therapy to return her to good health, and to determine if she has suffered any permanent memory loss. Her daughter, my niece, Tracy Beddo, is posting updates on Marilyn's condition, for those concerned. If you wish to receive those updates and are not yet on Tracy's email list, contact me for Tracy's email address. To: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Ganzel's Barber Shop and the Azure Family Tim, I too went to Leo Azure for a periodic "ear lowering" out of both a sense of friendship and fond obligation. I would see Leo and the whole family on a daily basis, but I always looked forward to my monthly high point of a one on one session of several minutes in Leo's barber chair, as he cut my hair, and told me jokes and wondrous stories, in that big booming voice and accompanying laughter of his. You see, the AZURE family lived across the street from ours, as I grew up through the Richland grades and into high school, until they moved to Pasco. Mickey ('62wb-RIP) (later Mike, of course) had two older brothers, Duane ('59wb), my age, and Larry ('57), the oldest. And, there were younger siblings, ... Greg, Tony, Marc, Almeda ... and there were more, but then I sort of lost track of the much younger ones, after they moved to become Bulldogs, and I went off into the service. Duane and I were great "pals" throughout the grades at Spalding and our years at Chief Joseph. We not only "hoofed" it to and from school as "a unit," and participated in school stuff together, but we also spent many an after school hour and weekends in the "down back" as we called the area between the bypass highway and the Yakima River, hunting, fishing, and engaging in various assorted outdoor adventures. And then, Duane became a Sailor and I a Marine, but over the years we touched base off and on, staying in touch. Now, with sadness, I must report that Duane is in a noble fight against lung cancer and he is in a home hospice situation. He is still maintaining that great Azure family sense of humor, and his wife, Dawn, established a Caring Bridge Website to keep friends and family updated about Duane's health. One can read all of the journal entries, visit the photo gallery, and read and write them a note in the guest book. Anyone interested in the contact information for Duane's Journal/Guestbook may email me for the contact information. And lastly, Re: First year in a "two dog life" My girls are one year old (in human years) today, January 9, and doing well. Both are great dogs and companions. I can say that now, with a straight face, as the chewing and other puppy shenanigans seem to have moved into the past (fingers crossed ... of course). Bella is showing distinct signs of following in Darby's paw prints toward becoming a great huntress. Me'a, so far, is still sort of my goofy girl who seems to be along for the ride. Our training effort has been frequently interrupted, but now, we are into a whole new year, and I always have high hopes, so the training goes on for both dogs and dad. Nevertheless, we have made progress, and to portray it, I provide profound pictorial proof from early on, late within their first year, and today's celebration. Yes, those are match sticks rather than candles in their birthday muffins. Its a Marine thing ... improvise, adapt, and overcome. And, yes the Christmas tree is still up. Gotta get as much mileage outta the holiday as possible. And, when your dog's think that you are the greatest, never seek a second opinion! -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where some things eventually settle down, but new things always come along, in other words ... life goes on. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bowling I remember taking bowling in PE... think it was either Freshman or Sophomore year... not sure how we got to the bowling alley, but I remember going... we were given lessons, too... both my parents bowled, so I knew some things and I remember having to learn how to keep score... wasn't so great on that... was so happy when automatic scoring came along. *grin* I have bowled on leagues since I was in my early 20s, but haven't been bowling at all this year... between chemo treatments and my blasted arthritic hip, it just wasn't going to happen this year! My team is still bowling and they are "holding my spot" til I can re-join the team. they will be going to 'Vegas the end of January, but I won't be going... will be the first year that I haven't gone since I joined the league in '87! Am gonna have "withdrawals". *grin* Am hoping to come over there in May... one of the things on my "bucket list" is to swim with the dolphins and I can do that at Mandaly Bay (I think that's the one... if not, then it's the Mirage), so as soon as I get the "green light" on my health, I am going to do that! and thanks for telling Jim HAMILTON ('63) about me... he gave me lots and lots of good advice on how to survive the chemo treatments and how to deal with all the side effects. I did lose my eyebrows and eyelashes, but have been having fun "drawing" on my eyebrows... I never get them the same two days in a row! *grin* as for the eyelashes, I gave up trying to put on "falsies"... just wear lots of purple eye shadow... it's supposed to make brown eyes "brighter", so figured I better use it and get all the "brightness" I can at this stage of the game. *grin* -Linda REINING (Boomber Bomber class of '64) ~ lots of foggy mornings and nights in Bakersfield, CA... first time in a long time that we have had this much fog... really creating havoc with the highways but that's cause NOBODY slows down in the fog!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jackie HANSON Hewett ('67) Hello all Bombers, I just wanted to take a moment and again thank everyone for their kindness, compassion and caring on behalf of Gene BURRILL ('67wb) and his wife, Kelly. Someone recently wrote in the Sandstorm that there is no other group of classmates (regardless of the year graduated) like Richland Bombers. I have to agree. For myself I want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for their out pour of caring not just financial but in writing and contacting Gene. He knows how truly blessed he is. He starts his second round of chemo on the 14th. He sounds a little tired but his spirits are high and Kelly is keeping him on the right and narrow as to following his doctors orders. I pass on little notes that you all write regarding teas and protein drinks that may help him some. Take care... stay safe... be happy... and God Bless you all. -Jackie HANSON Hewett ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) Re: Ganzel's Barbershop I was not around during the first days of Ganzels Barbershop, but have many memories of it. Not sure when I first had my first haircut there, but when I was 15/16 years old I mowed the grass that was on the side/back of the building and out by the street (Jadwin). Otis was in charge of the lawn and he paid me after mowing the grass. He was a nice man, but if I didn't put the hose back exactly the way he had it, I definitely heard about it. He usually inspected my work before he would pay me. I still have my hair cut there, but it has changed some, but Otis' shoe shine stand is still there and there is no longer any grass to mow. I usually got my hair cut by Mr. King who I knew from our church and I mowed his yard also. I kept busy every summer cutting grass all over town. My mom hauled me around town until I got my drivers license. Sometimes I mowed three to four lawns a day. I was really in the money. I think the most I ever got paid for a lawn was $3.50. Winters were pretty lean though, never had a job in Richland. After graduation I worked for three to four months at the Lamb Weston potato plant in Connell. Guys in the Navy always got a kick out it when I told them I worked in a French fry factory! Was happy to leave and join the Navy. I joined the Navy in September '70 and 20 years later when I moved back with a family I helped my son mow yards, he was getting $15.00 to $20.00 a yard! -Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/11/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Missy KEENEY ('59), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Connie McCULLUGH ('74), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RUSSELL ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMYTH ('73wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LYSHER ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: To: George "Pappy" Swan ('59) and any other Bomber families who are facing or have loved ones facing serious health issues If you have lots of people who need/want updates, I can't say enough (again) about where you can set up a site and just leave a journal entry (and/or pictures) for your updates. Everyone that you wish can have access and leave messages. It was invaluable when my sister, Patricia ('63), was going thru cancer treatment. (She is doing great now, by the way!) -Missy KEENEY ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Otis at Sheeran's Thanksgiving - Circa 1960 Some MAY recognize my brothers Mike ('66) &/or Pat ('48-RIP), My Dad, Clem (RIP), sister, Kate ('61) and/or My Mom, Helen (RIP) - and Otis - from the Barber Shop, whom Dad would have for dinner, I THINK now - to show us there were other colors of people in the world... I think we younger kids just stared a lot, but I remember him being so kind. Picture was taken in our dining room on Long, where niece, Sarah Palin (and others) drove by this last Thanksgiving Holiday... and took a picture from the outside... and I wondered how we got so many people in that small house (though it seemed quite adequate back then). -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Registration Form and R2K+10 web site The R2K+10 web site is up and running thanks to John ADKINS ('62) and Burt PIERARD ('59). The activities are there along with the registration form for all to use. Get them in early. Again to remind everyone who is interested the meeting for the committee for R2K +10 will be the 13th at 6:30 at the Home Ec room next to the cafeteria. Again it would be nice to have a representative from every class. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Earthquake Ok... I truly was hoping that we would get away without being in a large earthquake. Only 2-3 more years before Frank retires and we can move back up to WA. Well, it didn't happen! For those of you who have never been in one, it's really scary. Actually, not during, but when it starts in. You hold your breath and you can feel your heart starting to beat faster and faster. I'm always relieved when the shaking quits with these small ones that we get. BUT, yesterday, it DIDN'T quit shaking. Just got worse and worse. 6.5 mag. they said. Fortunately, it was out in the ocean so not as bad as it would have been at the same degree if it were on land. All is well,house ok and we are ok. Lost some stuff, of course, but could have been lots worse. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA where the after shocks haven't been that bad or frequent. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Kids The big kid birthdays are starting out fast... At '63's 45th reunion, Jimbeaux ('63) called the birthday boy by his email name... didn't even hafta look up just heard his voice... course his email name is just his name so maybe Jimbeaux isn't quite the Oracle he wants us little kids to think he is... well I just checked... guess it wasn't his email address cuz there are some extra numbers in there so never mind... as usual, just ignore everything so far... Anyway, hope to see Mr. Birthday at R2K+10 with his bike and helmet... racin down the dike... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Earl Bennett ('63) on January 12, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Harlan Foote ('62) This morning (1/10) I am flying out of Boise to be in Richland to care for my dearest friend (and also ex-husband), who is deeply loved by the whole family he acquired when he & I got married. He has no blood relatives, but is at the heart and soul of our extended family. He was diagnosed 10 days ago with prostate cancer, which has apparently been with him for a while, as there is extensive metastasis to his bones. We anticipate that he will only be living in his quickly deteriorating body for a matter of weeks -- and I will be with him to the end. We will be involving Hospice within the next couple of days. My ex-husband, Brad Peterson ('67), has been a great help already, and is in fact picking me up at the airport today in Pasco. My husband, Thomas Peashka ('68) will be driving up later this week to help. Harlan is a brilliant man, and the most loving, generous human being I have ever known. We don't want him to move on (for our sakes), but are so blessed to have him in our lives and our hearts forever. For any of you who want updates, please DO NOT CALL Harlan's number. Please e-mail me, and I will put you on the e-mail list to keep you apprised as to how things are going. [Lynn-Marie, Please read the entry from Missy KEENEY ('59) about for help keeping everyone informed with updates. -Maren] If you want to see Harlan, please e-mail me with your phone number, and I will give you a call to arrange a time. I would suggest you think about sooner rather than later. He is not afraid -- he looks forward to being back on the other side -- but, having been a big-time hiker and mountain biker, he's not too crazy about the immobility that the dying process is fast imposing on him. I promise to keep him out of pain, though -- so he's not worried about that ... or about being alone. Please pray for me & our family -- for strength and grace and wisdom for the weeks ahead. And please pray for Harlan. Thank you Lynn-Marie Hatcher Peashka ('68) PS - This all came as such a shock, and is moving so quickly. There has been no time for Harlan to get repairs done on the house, stuff sorted through, etc. So I am going to need more help, especially after Harlan moves on, and I have that house full of entropy (he is a physicist after all) to clean up, sort through, etc. So I certainly will be happy to accept any Bomber help, and referrals to handymen, etc, for repairs, re-carpeting... the list is long! PPS - Looking for good home for his adult spayed female Boston Terrier and adult neutered male Ocicat. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Connie McCULLUGH Brown ('74) Re: Steve McCULLUGH ('72-RIP) Funeral for Steve will be this Saturday the 16th at the cemetery at the bypass "Enids" (?) around 11 AM. After a gathering at Christ the King Church around noon. All friends welcome. Thanks, -Connie McCULLUGH Brown ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Another Installment of 6 To: Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) Re: Photo #620 Have you forwarded this image to your sister? I'm glad you enjoyed the photo! To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Did your family ever live in the Construction Camp? What was your father's occupation at Hanford? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 1 funeral notice today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55), Tom TRACY ('55) Lori SIMPSON ('70), Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUNT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: Just connected to the site for info on my old friend Harold Kenitzer '54 who is in San Francisco hospital. [If you go to the site to check on Harold, look for the block below "Visit a Website: and type: HaroldKenitzer -Maren] I have used the site before with other non-Bomber friends. It is a wonderful free service enabling those who care, to send and receive information when someone they know is under hospital care. I sure wish my cousin Tom had known about it when I was in the hospital in Illinois for so long in 2001. It would have made his life easier and I would have a permanent record of the many messages I received at that time. If you have a friend or loved one who is hospitalized and would appreciate messages from others, please check out this worthwhile site. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [YES! YES! YES! Great idea. Use -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) This week Richland made the biggest jump in the 4A rankings, climbing from No. 8 to No. 3. The Bombers Basketball Team is now 10-0 after knocking off Kamiakin, 72-51 on Saturday. Rankings are: 1. Federal Way (10-0) 2. Curtis (University Place) (11-0) 3. Richland (10-0) 4. Gonzaga (Spokane) Prep (9-1) 5. Jackson (Mill Creek) (8-1) 6. Kamiakin (Kennewick) (9-1) 7. Walla Walla (7-2) 8. Kentridge (8-3) 9. Decatur (Federal Way) (8-2) 10. Foss (Tacoma) (9-2) Looks like another RHS State Championship Team. Go Bombers, -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Mike Franco's ('70) entry on 1-3-10 Well, the original discussion was regarding only those 2 hotels on GWWay. And yes those were my unenlightened years for more reasons than this one! :-} Good to see you last month... -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) To: Mike Franco ('70) I was on the JA Jones Little League team you were asking about last month. The Coach was Lynn McNeal, a great guy! -Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Another Installment of 6 -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Steve McCULLUGH ('72) ~ Age 55 - 12/14/09 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff and 1 funeral notice today: Dick McCOY ('45), Luana IVERS ('52) George SWAN ('59), Dee WALLACE ('60) John ADKINS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Mike FRANCO ('70), Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luda STAMBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins Sharon and Karen POLK ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat RUANE ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY (the Tin Can Class of '45) To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Otis at Sheeran's Thanksgiving - Circa 1960 Thank you for the wonderful pic of the Sheeran family. However, where was Sally ('58) and Peg? I suppose you took the pic. Wasn't there a Colleen ('56) also? Almost all were looking at the Camera except Katie ('61) who was doing her favorite thing... eating. It was just like Clem (RIP) and Helen (RIP) to invite a nice guy like Otis into their home. It brought many memories back, and an ache to see Pat ('48-RIP). I knew Otis very well... after I got out of the Army, I would stop by and get a shine most times when I had my haircut. I knew Clem pretty well, but then most did. I was at your house several times and I remember a bunch of girls running about. Seeing Helen again reminds me why all you girls are so good looking. It brought an ache to see Pat again. I recall him bumming a ride from Seattle to Richland, as did Dick Sears ('47-RIP), to the '87 reunion. The two of them sipped grog and told tall tales in the back seat. It was a fun trip. I saw him again at the 1991 Club 40, and he was very frail and weak. Dale GIER ('48) and I kept an eye on him thru the weekend. After that, I never saw him again. -Dick McCOY (the Tin Can Class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Re: Sorenson Pic #024 That looks like the old water tower that was on the corner of Thayer and Torbett (I think). Can't remember when they took it down. -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Caring Bridge Site for my sister Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) I passed the information on the Caring Bridge Website on to my niece, Tracy. She has set up a site there for Marilyn in which she will post entries for her Journal. And, there are pictures and a Guestbook, in which one may sign in and leave a message for Marilyn and family. The link to access Marilyn's Site with Caring Bridge is: If the public listing of the link to Marilyn's site is taboo for Sandstorm, email me and I will provide the link for her site. One can visit her site in this way, or one can register and then receive the updates, as Tracy posts them. And, while there, one can visit the guest book and pictures. Marilyn's progress in recovery is not going quite as well as the doctors had predicted, so she may be in the recovery and therapy process for a while. Prayers are appreciated. We are not an overtly religious family, however we are a patriotic family, and we highly believe in the phrase, "Under God!" -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dee WALLACE ('60) Re: Sorenson Pic #024 I am pretty sure that this water tower is on Thayer just past Riche Court. I used to live on Riche court and we used to walk by a water tower on our way To Chief Jo. I don't recall the name of the cross street. [see today's entry from Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)]. Keep sending those pictures. I think they are great. -Dee WALLACE ('60) ~ Sierra City, CA the best kept secret in the Sierras **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Sorenson Pic #024 That picture was taken at the corner of Thayer and Torbett looking west... I climbed that water tower once - and that was enough. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - it's 7am and it's 37 outside. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Sorenson Pic #024 See the water tower (third picture from the top): The water tower can also be seen in this picture: This picture was taken 6/22/44... I've spent so much time looking at this picture... north of Williams and east of Thayer looks like all the homes have grass.. south of Williams and west of Thayer is a different story. Looks to me like they were working on doing the foundations for "B" houses and some "A" houses... guess the others came later. I can see the foundation isn't even there for the house I was raised in at 1205 Perkins... the only "B" house on that block has the foundation, though... you can see the foundation for McClellan's "B" house on the corner of Perkins and Roberdeau... and I can see the foundation for the Garrison home on Roberdeau... looks like the first 2-1/2 blocks west of Sacy has completed homes, but keep moving west and there are only foundations... you can see the gas station on the corner of Perkins & Williams... Pennywise and the grocery store aren't there yet... all the "A" house foundations in Gunnison Court are there... can ya tell where Rochefontaine will eventually be? Bomber cheers,, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 32 at 2am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Kip Forrest GRAHAM ('06? - RIP) Kip Forrest GRAHAM, whose birth date is July 15, 1988, passed away January 8, 2010, as the result of injuries sustained from a tragic accident with a gun. Do any of you know if he was an RHS graduate, and if so, which year? Thank you ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch Fellow 'Bombers: While 2009 has slipped into the history books! It is time for the first Spokane Lunch Gathering of 2010. WHEN: Next Saturday January 17th. WHERE: Northern Quest Casino 100 N. Hayford Road in Airway Heights, Woodlands Restaurant In the Family section of the Casino TIME: Coffee is at 11:30am -- Lunch is at about NOON Lunch and 'Slot Machines Join us and tell us what you think! The Casino is about 1 mile north of Wal*Mart -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I sure do miss you guys at the Spokane Lunch... thanks for the shout out at the 7/19/09 lunch!!! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) Otter! Great to hear from you. Coach Lynn McNeal was the guy we couldn't remember of the four American League coaches. The response to this question was tremendous. Actually got the name of several coaches, including Scott Denler's dad. Good to see old Bombers remember the important stuff! -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) John SULLIVAN (72) came all the way from Portland, Oregon to visit me in the balmy winter sun belt of Alabama. Got to see the Crimson Tide roll over the Horns for National Title #13 (albeit on a bar big screen) the night of a paralyzing blizzard in Huntsville (0.4 of snow officially). Temps never climbed higher than 25 the entire weekend, although that didn't stop us from hiking around a bit. -Mike DALEN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Susan STULL Monk ('67) ~ 7/31/49 - 1/2/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Pat McCOY ('55) Annie PARKER ('57), Dee WALLACE ('60) Richard ANDERSON {'60), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Rod PETERSON ('63), Maryanne GRENINGER ('67wb) Betti AVANT ('69), Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BAKER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY (The Tin Can Class of '45) Re: Wow, the tower! Boy...does that bring back memories. Click on the added site and what a pic! You can see Williams coming from right to left, and then Thayer from the bottom up to the left side. The tower is at the upper left. That first finished block in the center with the "A" house setting biased to he empty lot across Williams was the first block occupied. That empty lot shows the first construction of the Randall Doyle grocery store and Morgan drugs. Moving from Williams up Thayer, we were the third "B" house, right side. In the first court to the right, lived the Snapps and later the Richeys. Also Shorty Hoffstead, the Cop. (I understand he won the lottery as to what Hanford was about.) But the Tower! When we kids would pass a house under construction we would notice little signs, "ok by plumbing", "ok by elect" etc. I would add "ok by dick" to add to the confusion. This became my icon ending up on test papers at school, etc. (see my addy above). One moonlit nite, I talked Pinky Bloomer and Bobby Snapp into accompanying me up the tower to tag it. I had a large chunk of carpenters chalk, and I put the "okbydick" up on the first black stripe. It was up a bit and I had to stand on the railing some. Pinky held on to me. (Talk about nuts.) I put the sign in large letters so we could see the art from a distance. It worked fine, except everyone knew who did it. Happily, there were no repercussions. Dad never mentioned it, but I know he knew. Nowadays the statute has passed. Some years later, they repainted the thing, covering the letters. However, they were written in chalk with a lot of lime which sort of burned thru. One couldn't make it out as well, but from a couple blocks, there it was. Such was the life in early Richland. -Dick McCOY From the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat McCOY ('55) I climbed that tower a couple times if only to see my bro's "OK by Dick" scrawled on it. -Pat McCOY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annie PARKER Hoyle ('57) Re: Phoenix/Tucson get-together A reminder: WHEN: Saturday, January 23, 2010 TIME: 4:00 P.M. WHERE: Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino Resort, 5040 Wild Horse Pass, Chandler 85246 West of I-10. It will be in the Classics with a Twist Lounge, second floor. We have had a great response and hope to have a good turnout. If you are coming from out-of-town and wish to stay the night call 1-800-Win-gila for reservations. See you there. -Annie PARKER Hoyle ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dee WALLACE ('60) It seems to me there were two water towers in Richland when I lived there. is that true?? I remember hiding a bottle of apple juice in an old car parked under the water tower on Thayer and Torbett. JB Choate and I were trying to ferment it and make some sort of apple jack. We added raisins and sugar and let it cook. Just when it was looking really vile, JB's brother found it and threw it away. he probably saved our lives. -Dee WALLACE ('60) ~ Sierra City, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ANDERSON {'60) Re: Bomber Hoops Well, the "great confrontation" between Kamiakin and Richland came to pass; and, it wasn't much of a confrontation. There was just this sort of inevitability of a Bomber victory which ran through the course of the contest. The affair went back and forth for the first 12 minutes or so, then the Bomber machine kicked in and Kamiakin was toast. The only question became how dark the bread would be toasted. The game was broadcast on KONA-610 (evidently you can get the broadcast over the internet; google it to see how) and Don Meneeley, the analyst (and dad of the Kamiakin coach) paid proper respect to the Bomber team .... his assessment: Bombers are good .... very good. Coach Streufert and Dylan RADLIFF ('10) and Garrett GALLINGER ('10) were on the post game show. Garrett let the cat out of the bag: the guys wait around, confident that as the plays develop Dylan will find one of them for the easy basket. Radliff is without a doubt (I'm going to get into all sorts of trouble saying this) the best basketball player Earl has ever coached, and likely one of the best Bomber players ever. He is a pure point guard and will be a much better college player than he is a high school player -- the key metric: he has enormous (I mean HUGE) hands; his control of the basketball is simply amazing. I'll have more to say about him later. The guys go to Walla Walla tomorrow for a key match up. Wa-Hi won at Eisenhower last night to go 8-2. Bombers ought to win; Wa-Hi is a two-and-out squad: two good players (both D-1 signees) and a bunch of kids, none of whom could make the Bomber team. But, the game does have to be played and Wa-Hi won't roll over and play dead. I may miss this game for the first time ever since I moved back to Richland; my truck has an electrical problem so I have to take the bus to WW today for a VA eye appointment (no problem) and I likely can stay overnight; but, if I go to the game on Friday I would need a ride back to Bombeville. Anybody want a grumpy old man in his/her car Friday night? (Well, not all that grumpy; but, he does talk a lot.) Oops, almost forgot to note: first AP poll is out. Bombers are #4. But note that there are only nine voters in the poll; take the result with a huge grain of salt. -Richard Anderson ('60) the Kamiakin/Richland mini-box score follows ================================================================= KAMIAKIN (51) Case Rada 26, Holle 4, Fletcher, Anderson 4, Pedley 13, Hayfield 2, Welch, Hunt. Totals 23-46 1-1 51. RICHLAND (72) Dunford 4, Radliff 17, McCargar 9, Garrett Gallinger 22, Douglas 11, Hilty, Dunn, Grant Gallinger 9, Briggs. Totals 29-51 7-14 72. Kamiakin 15 13 5 18 51 Richland 18 20 12 22 72 Highlights Radliff 4x7 3-ptrs, 6 rbs, 5 asts; Rada 3x5 3-ptrs; Dunford 7 asts; McCargar 4 asts; Douglas 3 stls; Anderson 6 rebs; Holle 5 asts; Richland 3 turnovers. ================================================================= -Richard ANDERSON {'60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Otis at Sheeran's Thanksgiving Dinner To: Dick McCOY ('45) I guess I was WRONG about that being sister, Kate ('61) sitting next to Mom. Sal thinks it's herself with contacts, which I'd forgotten she wore in the '60s. Kate must have been on a date, and I don't know where Colleen ('56) was. You'd think I'd know my own family members... -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rod PETERSON ('63) Re: Sorenson Pic #024 See the water tower (third picture from the top): The water tower can also be seen in this picture: I think the picture of the water tower was from my family's yard at 1500 Thayer Drive. I'm amazed at Maren's picture, taken in June, 1944, shows what appears to be our house. I guess I had just assumed that we had moved from Yakima, in August, 1945, to 1500 Thayer when it was new and became available. We lived next to the Doyle and Nadine Keller family so hopefully Gene (Buddy) or Bev can shed some more light on the matter for me. Although we lived at 1500 Thayer only until I was in first grade what wonderful, fond memories I have of all the kids and their parents in the neighborhood. Every house had several kids and we seemed to be all about the same age. Kids were everywhere. I remember walking to kindergarten and first grade at Sacy (until Jason Lee opened) and home from the Village Theater with my brother Mick ('61-RIP) and Pete Overdahl ('60). Through the years I have wondered how my mom allowed me to walk so far home from kindergarten by myself. So recently I re-drove our path and found that is was actually only a half mile to school. Ah, so many great memories! On another subject, does anyone remember where the "Bubbles" were located. I remember many a summer night going to the "Bubbles" with friends after the drive-in and going for a swim. It had to be a diversion canal because one canal went one way and one the other and when you jumped in the water at the bottom shot you downstream. I was also wondering if and when we got our driver's permits. I remember getting my driver's license on my 16th birthday but I don't recall ever having a driver's permit. I remember driving around before my birthday though because one time I was driving my girlfriend's (Pat Rice) parents' Chrysler 500 and we had to change places when we saw a police car turned around and quickly stopped us in the Highlands. Another narrow escape! What fun memories! -Rod PETERSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) Re: Sorenson's Picture #626 Well, finally I'm getting around to writing in about photo #626 after all the Christmas activities and company. On December 28th in Sorenson's installment of 8 my father, Alden Greninger, was in the middle of the group of men at the table. He's the one with the very dark summer tan. Hank Carlberg, one of our neighbors on Harris Ave., is behind him to his left. Thanks very much for including this photo in your group. Since my father died 12 years ago, it is wonderful to see this photo. Re: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Water Tower I thought that looked like the water tower at Thayer and Torbett as I was raised on that corner. As to when it was taken down; I'm thinking the '60s (perhaps the middle of that decade). A couple then bought the lot and built a new home on it. I was in the old neighborhood in August while there for my reunion and it has really changed. That part of Torbett is still very narrow, in fact I wanted to take some pictures of my "old house" and went around the corner and parked on McPherson as it is wider in that area. I never quite figured out how they broke up those backyard areas though. When I was really small all the backyards ran together into one big asphalt parking area. Then they broke them up and I think our yard was the smallest but then thinking about it we were the furthest house from the central area. Ah, the good old days of growing up in Richland, Washington, USA. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it has been a wet month so far **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Mike Franco ('70) and Barry OTTERHOLT's ('71) entry The one person I keep in touch with from the class of '72 is Mark McCLANAHAN and he can tell you anything about little league in our time of growing up. He also tells me Bill JOHNS ('72) was one heck of a pitcher. -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/2010 - 1 year ago today... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Marguerite GROFF ('54) Marilynn WORKING ('54), John ADKINS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Loretta JENSEN ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron RICHARDS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FREEMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY REMEMBERED: Wendy Carlberg ('64-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) To: Dick McCOY ('45) Great story about the tower and okbydick! If someone would total up all of your stories, they probably would discover that you are lucky to be alive. I imagine your dad knew more than you thought he knew. Cheers, -Richard ROBERTS ('49) ~ It's 72 in Grover Beach, CA with 20 ft waves. Carol TYNER ('52) and I just got back from a wonderful walk along our beach front boardwalk. Life is good! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marguerite GROFF Tompkins ('54) Attention: Granny's restaurant, tomorrow, Friday, 11:30 (or there about) for CLASS OF '54! I have to admit that last month, I forgot!! It's come to the point that I have to write notes to myself and put them where I will see them. I keep telling my family that my brain is just so full of knowledge and wisdom that it has a hard time adding new memory. Don't think I convince them. The notes seem to be working. That is if I put them were I will see them. Hope to see YOU at Granny's. -Marguerite GROFF Tompkins ('54) ~ It's a beautiful day in Richland today. No rain or wind, and mo snow. Already looking forward to spring. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 Lunch Hey, gals of '54 come join us for lunch at Granny's in Kennewick at 11:30-12 noon today, Friday the 15th. It's a new year and we would love to see some new faces along with the... well... I won't say "old". Just come and join us so we can reminisce some more. Hope this year of 2010 brings happiness and good health to all. Re: Harold KENITZER ('54) Hope you have been following Harold's progress at:\ His surgery on the 14th went great. Marla Jo LOWMAN Kenitzer ('55) is keeping the journal going. See you at lunch!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco, WA in the 50s!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: The "A" house on Williams and McPherson That was 1301 and 1303 Williams - and it had a full basement - that is it was not half dirt. My family lived there from just shortly after I started Kindergarten at Spalding though my 7th grade year at Carmichael - then we moved north and I finished Jr. Hi at Chief Joe. I would tell you more about my climb up that tower, but if you're not too bright to do it as a teenager - I was about 7 and Mrs. Brunstead caught me - a very painful experience by golly. -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Babes babes babes I think enough time has passed since I got really confused last Friday as I left work. All day it had been the 8th... the minute I left it became the 9th... no I didn't cross any date lines... just got confused... even read the wrong pages in my meditation books on Saturday and Sunday and then shot in Earl Bennett's ('63) b-day wish a day early... even his sis Cecilia ('65) barely caught it... so yesterday I left trial a bit aggravated and had to go to Oath Keepers right after to do my part in the Program... there had been some misrepresentations by the other side regarding some rules and such which I knew were just flat wrong but did not have the authority there with me to read to the court... Judge let the other guy intimidate him and just vacillated back and forth... so was able to cool off pretty well and this morning gather the stuff I needed to show I was correct... I really don't like slime in the court room... So now I'm mo betta, tho I am kinda feeling bad that I'm never in any of the pictures that get sent it... my fambley musta been invisible back in the day... poor me poor me... my picture was on the front page one time for the fire prevention parade... I think the rest of the time the boyz and I made the "arrests" section... so gab gab gab... I gotta wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my bestest Bomber-babe buds in the world on January 15, 2010... Ronna Jo Lynch ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you, RJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Loretta JENSEN Kusak ('65) Re: Water Tower The tower... what memories. I asked my 90 year old Mom the other day if she remembered the tower that was on the corner by us and she didn't. Probably because she didn't climb it like I did. We lived in Townsend Ct. right by the corner of Thayer and Torbett, diagonally across the street from the Kellers. Sandy KELLER ('65) and I were friends. What fun memories. When we moved into town from West Richland when I was in sixth grade, I finished my year out at Spalding. I used the tower as my landmark to find my way home. -Loretta JENSEN Kusak ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Harlan FOOTE ('61) CaringBridge.Org First, thanks to all who have directed me to the CaringBridge.Org site. It will allow me (during this VERY busy, energy-consuming time) to keep all family, friends, and fellow Bombers who want to know (including his long time work friends/associates --he's been at Battelle since 1966) up to date at the same time. Thanks, by the way, to those of you who have written to me directly with words of support for Harlan and those of us who love him. I just started the site last night, so please check back again at the end of tomorrow when the info will be the most current. Please do leave a note -- I'm not requiring log-in, so we (Harlan) won't know you've visited unless you sign the guest book. Thanks - -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 1 funeral notice today: Jeff DeMEYER ('62), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Betti AVANT ('69) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie DAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry BYRON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TELFER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucinda BARR ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Re: Lost Classmates 1962 Linda BEMENT Peterson, David BELL, Herbert E. BLEVINS, Carol BUCHANAN, Doug BURNS, Carol ELLIS Crose, Barry DAHL, Ron DYKES, Ken ELLIOTT, Roger FARBER, Margaret GIBSON Tucker, Patricia HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Mike HOLCOMB, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHEART, Jerry LIDDELL, Richard LLOYD, Doug LUKENS, Mike MAGEECON (aka Quinton Jessop), Ben MILES, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Carol RICE Forister, Steve SCHELL, Rod SHANKS, Margaret SMITH, Rick SMOLEN, Suzann TABBERT, Llyod TAYLOR, Sue TOMLINSON Yount, Dick VICTOR, Laurel VLACIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Linda WHITAKER, Cathy WARD Wilson, Valeree WORKWOMAN Offderman, Yvonne WRIGHT, Darris YEAGER. If you have info, please contact me. -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) ANNOUNCEMENT - Bomber Lunch Social - Portland/Vancouver Area To: Oregon & Washington Bombers and any other Bombers who may be in the area. We had a great time in December at our Bomber Christmas at Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver, WA. The crew at Beaches took very good care of us. We have reservations at Beaches for five dates in 2010. The winter/spring dates are February 20th, April 17th, and June 19th. Please join us for our next lunch gathering DATE: Saturday, February 20 TIME: 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. Its very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. We will be in the Sun Room, which is set up well for socializing. Please bring photos & yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. We would love to see some photos and hear stories of your travels and special achievements. Bombers are special, and we want to hear about your adventures. Do you have a DVD of your trip to China (or wherever)? Bring it along and we can all watch it on the big TV in the Sun Room. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu, and their food is great. Please RSVP to me. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Water Tower I was sure someone would write in about the other water tower on the southside of town. I don't really remember the EXACT location, but wasn't it really close to Lewis & Clark? I can picture it in my mind. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA we're to get rain tomorrow again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: I enjoyed the youtube video of [Capt. "Sully's"] landing in the Hudson River. When I saw your Sandstorm headline [yesterday] "1 year ago" I was racking my brain trying to remember what event it was and my memory is usually pretty good but came up blank on this one. Thanks for sharing and yes it truly was a miracle. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, wA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: John ADKINS ('62) Once would be ENOUGH for me! But I'm sure your not the only one who climbed it. I would imagine Patrol made a number of passes in the day. To: Dick McCOY (The Tin Can Class of '45) Yea "nuts" covers it. One time on swing shift I started climbing REDOX's exhaust stack. About a third of the way up the next rung I grabbed came loose! I came back down! To: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) Was your father in Separations??? To: Loretta JENSEN Kusak ('65) Did your mom live in the Construction Camp during the war?? Lastly was your fathers name June??? -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Mark STAPLES ('82) ~ 12/26/63 - 1/4/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Russell RODDY ('55) Maryanne GRENINGER ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty ELY ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa HOLMES ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Russ RODDY ('55) Re: Sandy HOWERTER Roddy ('56) I wanted to let our Bomber friends know that Sandy suffered a stroke the night before Thanksgiving. Her left side was impaired but not her speech. She was in the hospital for 6 weeks of treatment and therapy but is home now. With a little assistance she is able to get around with a walker. Therapists are working with her at home and she is making great progress towards full recovery. Please remember her in your prayers for a quick and complete recovery. -Russ RODDY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) I am afraid I do not know what "Separations" would be. Perhaps you could explain it. My father did not talk much about what he did at Hanford. But I know he was a manager of some kind. -Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Joe FORD ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Missy KEENEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannie SHANKS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy O'NEIL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila DAVIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric HOLMES ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Any one out there have any experience with a Real Estate Trust? jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Hello, everybody; Looking at the water tower photos from last week took me back more than 50 years, and made me realize that Dick McCOY ('45) was part of the McCoy family that lived behind us, in the 1300 block of Thayer. The photos of McPherson are taken looking north up the 1300 block. Between very early February of 1945 and the fall of 1958, the Ford family (Joe and Chris and their sons Joe ('63), and David ('66), aka Dicky) lived at 1319 McPherson. The photos show two "A" houses set perpendicular to McPherson, on the west (left) side of the street. Between them and concealed by the nearer "A" house was a "B" house set back from the street; 1317 and 1319. The near "A" house was the residence of the Hoisington family (Alvin was the kid I remember) and the Wittebort family (Wanda ('53) and Chuck (NAB)). The far "A" house was the home of the Cross family (Carol ('64) and Bob ('62)) and the Dreher family (Leslie ('63) and Randy ('71)) Across McPherson were the Blakeneys, the Lattins, the Haskins family, and others that I can't remember. The water tower loomed a few blocks away to the north, and had a companion tower at the south end of Thayer. In 1958 we moved to the corner of Barth and Falley in the south end. The photo of the yellow "H" house with green shutters (at: was home until I left for school and other pursuits in the '60s. Father Joe and mother Chris stayed on there until they passed away. The dogwoods in front were my Mother's Day gift in about 1972. One was supposed to be pink, but alas, it bloomed a year later in dogwood white. Seeing the photos of old home space is oddly moving. Thanks so much to Don Sorenson (NAB), Dick McCOY ('45), Rod PETERSON ('63), John ADKINS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), and others who contributed. And hello to Dick ('45) and Pat ('55) McCOY, from another guy from the old neighborhood. -Joe FORD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Why Me why me alla time... can't remember who used to say that... it was funny when he said it tho... kinda like Crazy and the Mr. Dunahey routine... so here I am... thinking I'm way ahead of the game, got my room... got HEIDLEBAUGH'S ('65) room and the Dear Ms. Ann ('63) tells me she is the FIRST to sign up for R2K+10... I coulda been a contendah... oh well... so I went to the Bomber site and couldn't find the sign up sheet... now I'm figuring I missed reading something in the Sandstorm and have no clue what to do... just like when I didn't know I hadda sign up for the SAT and hadda sit outside while all the other kids took the exam, I'll be sitting outside the school while everyone else is having Chile and Cimmommen rolls... or is it cornbread? Maybe Ray STEIN ('64) will take pity on me and send a helping to me while I'm sitting on the Group W bench... waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah... well, at least I can do one nice thing before I go... specially since the birthday girl today is a very special Bomber-babe... not just to me but to a whole buncha people... I just feel so blessed to have so many good buds with wonderful big sisters... The kids in her famblie are just the coolest... her Bro Jackson ('65) and I have been buds since we were about 4 or 5... she throws a mean surprise party and is always there to sing Bass (that really sounds wrong... let's see... Papa sang bass... yup... just can't be right... )... hey maybe she and her Bro Gus ('57) will sneak me in to the Bomber Bowl so at least I can get my picher took with the rest of the kids... yeah... Patti ('63) could start something to distract everybody and the others could sneak me right in... perfect idea... once in, the Marines in the group would never let them kick me out... youreeka! So I gotta say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Missy Keeney ('59) on January 18, 2010!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [R2K+10 website: -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Dear Fellow Bombers, I am sad to report the loss of another Bomber and good friend. Jim NOLAND ('64) passed away yesterday (1/16) after a courageous battle with cancer. Jim and I met in high school and became friends while working at the Mayfair stores back in the '60s. After many years away from home we moved back in 2001 and found that Jim was our next door neighbor. How lucky we were! Since then Jim and I became the best of friends enjoying many days fishing and many more afternoons/evenings solving the world's problems over a beer and smoked salmon. We have been blessed with his friendship these past few years and we will miss him terribly. He is one of the most thoughtful and caring men I have ever known. Please keep his lovely wife Sheri and their family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace, Brother Jim, -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Another Installment of 6 To: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) Separations refers to 200 Area operations. This is where plutonium is separated from irradiated uranium. Plutonium is further processed into weapons parts. Your dad was intimately involved with the most classified portion of Hanford Operations. Where I've seen your dads name is on documents pertaining to 234-5 operations, or PFP as its referred to in the Herald. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Maryanne GRENINGER ('67wb) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon BROOKS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna BOWERS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ARMSTRONG ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Reading Joe FORD'S ('63) description of homes on McPherson brings back a few old memories to me to, as we lived briefly with our Cross cousins in l948 until our ranch house on Olympia was built and we moved into the spanking new home... I think we moved in before school started in l949, because I was crushed I couldn't go to school with my new friends at Spalding that fall, so they either didn't have kindergarten that fall, or I was crushed at not being able to physically be in school all day with my new girl friends, as they were all older than I was by a few critical months... I've always remembered Joe FORD ('63) as being a part of "Auntie Phyl's and Uncle Bob's original neighborhood, that we used to visit often before they too left for a ranch house, not sure when that was... I'm still feeling the effects of a childhood injury I had when someone threw a ball that hit me in the face because whoever it was didn't holler to let us know it was coming. I had a successful root canal done when I was in junior high school, but recently that tooth broke off, so I need a replacement for the temporary I've now had for a few months. As the current dentist says, "You certainly got your money's worth out of that repair." On a lighter note, we've just returned from l0 days at Leavenworth with our oldest son and his new wife and our new 5 year old grandson. (he and I had fun sledding while the others boarded and skied...) I didn't make it to the Tri-Cities because I was able to meet my brother, Roy CROSS ('65) and his wife and their freshman age son for his basketball game against Wenatchee while we were there, visiting my Mother in law... who is not doing so well at Colonia Vista there... All in all we did get to meet some other friends around the state and had a good vacation, and I always love being in Washington state. It was hard to come back to the Christmas decorations... but that is life in the fast lane... Happy New Year's Late, guess, I should say Happy Martin Luther King day, on time. My husband is now starting seriously on his final plans to be ordained in the Methodist church this summer... Our best, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ back in Indiana, but rarely by the lake, and sometimes by the river, the Ohio that is... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Since the first of the year I think I've qualified for some kind of a Sandstorm "Trifecta", in that I worked at the Bon Marche, still use a fountain pen and tried on several occasions to climb the water tower in the Southend. As I recall it was in a rather huge field behind Chico Taylor's house. Chico lived on Adams about the 300 or 400 block. I'm pretty sure I never made it to the top, but do remember that getting onto the ladder itself was a challenge. I'm pretty sure none of us was over five foot, and I'm sure the ladder was higher than that. Somewhere in the recesses of that part of my mind that remains undamaged by warm Oly, I remember someone who ran out of courage while above me on the ladder. Might have been Norman HILL ('63), or Richard FLORA ('63). I didn't know any of the girls whose names were painted on the tank, nor do I recall when said water tower was taken down. I did participate in numerous commando raids into the old Richland High School that was behind Lewis & Clark, in search of pigeons. Bobby & Billy Chipmunk ('63-RIP) were after some pigeon merit badge, which was the impetuous for our missions. I think we left Kenny WRIGHT ('63) in the dark gym in the basement there a couple of times, but he got even with us by selling $6.00 a pint Popov Vodka at the Camlin in '63. -Jimbeaux p.s. Speaking of the Camlin. Sister Mary Katherine Roe is now living just across the street from that Olive Street Palazzo, on the twenty somethingth floor of some tony condo. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: nuther big sis OK kids... I just mailed off my regestrashun form for R2K+10 so ha ha ha... I don't hafta sneak in to anything cept the girls' locker room... (oh darn... did I say that?!)... and if Kathy HOFF ('64) shows any Bomber-babes the note I sent her with my registration, it is a forgery I did not write it (Mary Lou ('63) if she shows it to you... well who ya gonna believe... me or your lyin' eyes!... there I think I handled that rather well)... so now I'm ready for all my Bomber buds in June... just can't wait... and speaking of Bomber buds... this Bomber babe who is havin a birthday is the big sis of a Bomber bud I'll bet I haven't seen since I left Richland... we were great pals and I just miss the heck out of him... I'm hoping she can convince him to come to the big party so we can hook up again... that was a hint, Birthday girl... and get with Susan NUSSBAUM ('63) to and make sure her brother comes too... (another hint) and all you kids out there that know somebody who hasn't come around in a long time... please drag them if ya hafta... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Donna BOWERS ('63) on January 19, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Thank you very much for your explanation of "separations". When I asked my father what he did at Hanford, his answer was, "I sign papers." I appreciate your sincere answer, although perhaps at that time he couldn't tell me the truth. My son also gave me the explanation that you did. Thank you. -Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Sorenson's picture 029 The building in picture 029 at the corner of Swift and Stevens is the old Kadlec Hospital. The kitchen was on the Stevens' side as I worked there as a candy striper. It's fun looking at these old pictures and trying to recall where or what they were. A lot of them were either before "my time" or places I've never seen. Thanks, Don, for sharing them. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 funeral notice today: Bobby MATTSON ('64) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene MANESS ('57wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack EVANS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Audrey CHAMBERS ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bobby MATTSON ('64) Re: Jim NOLAND ('64-RIP) What can one say about an old buddy, a school days pal I haven't heard of for so long. He's a distant childhood memory, but I hold those so dear. There are so many places and people resting in the back of my mind, quiet and secure. Suddenly one is there, past and gone. Questions now go unanswered. I'd like to think he had a rich, full life, and so I shall. White shirt, blue sweater, salt an pepper cord pants, singing in the windowless music room with Sister Mary Emmetria... that's how I'll remember Jim Noland... that's how he would remember me. Peace and Love, -Bobby MATTSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/01/01 (Yes, 2001) Joe Banana and His Bunch I've done a little business with Julie Whitney - Kennewick & she shared the following: "My dad's name is Edward Gregory - Ed or Eddie to many. He played with Joe Banana and His Bunch "Music with A Peal"....also had his own name band, Eddie Gregory Quartet or Trio depending on how many people he had in the band at the time. Other band members were: Sam Stassinus, John Fitzpatrick (was a band teacher at CBC for years), Arnold Ames, Clark Hodge, Laurel Shute, Jack Jones. He played and traveled with Johnny Walker and His Rhythm Revelers in the late 1940s. Also Joe Wolverton who was an amazing guitarist and a close friend of Les Paul. Dad met Les through Joe and we have letters from Les to Dad. Actually took them to the Antiques Roadshow in Portland in 2004 and they are worth $200 each as they are on Les's letterhead with an original signature. Les just died last year so they may have gone up in value. But we would never sell them. Dad also played here for all the name bands from the 1960s until the late 1980s: Bob Hope, Doc Severinson, Harry Belafonte - to be honest I didn't pay a lot of attention, I know there were a lot more." ***** -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Joy BURKE Stiles ('65) ~ 1/1/47 - 1/17/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Helen CROSS ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claris VAN DUSEN ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leona Mari ECKERT ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ...forgot to add I got that childhood injury while playing near Lattin's house in the old McPherson neighborhood.... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where we've had a few days of severe cold, fortunately while we were in Washington state last week. Right now it's in the 40s and we've had quite a rainy day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Save your Confederate money, the Southend is gonna rise again. Lunch, suds and Southend memories were enjoyed at the Red Hook Brewery, by myself, Mike Brady, Bill Wilson and Kurt Johnson -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Jim Noland ('64-RIP) Bob Mattson ('64), your tribute to Jim was wonderful. I did not know him personally, but I remember seeing him during our high school days. My thoughts go with him family. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We are getting lots and lots of rain, but very little flooding.... not like southern CA. Linda Reining ('64), are you finally getting some rain down in Bakersfield? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jim NOLAND ('64) ~ 1946 - 1/16/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Marilyn DeVINE ('52) Bill CHAPMAN ('53), Linda REINING ('64) Pat DORISS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHODT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul BOEHNING ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah AVANT ('94) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) A very special happening occurred tonight [1/21] at the Richland Community Center at their annual Volunteers Appreciation night. Each year a person is picked that they feel has made outstanding contributions to Richland. The winner for they year 2009 was Ralph Myrick Class of 1951! The unusual part is that for the year 2008 the Volunteer of the Year was me - Betty Bell Norton, also class of '51. A nice prize for our 1951 Class! Ralph was as speechless as I was! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) After sending my condolences to all who've lost loved ones recently, and wishing good health to those many who are fighting against ill health, I want to share a happy surprise: tonight I went to the party honoring the Volunteers at the Richland Community Center. Shortly after Carolyn Voohees (who had invited me) and I walked into the building, I saw a woman I sort of recognized. I didn't say anything at first, but finally approached her and said, "I think I should know you" She said, "Maybe you do, I've lived here all my life." I asked, "What's your name?" "Norma Myrick." "Oh my gosh, I DO know you! I'm Marilyn DeVine, class of '52!" We talked for a few minutes and Carolyn and I went into the party room and chose seats at a table with one of our Friday night Pinochle players. The evening progressed and different important people were introduced. Then came time to name the 2009 Honoree... but lots of clues were given first. Including that "he graduated from Columbia High School, now Richland High School." I was looking around, wondering if it was someone I might have known. Low and behold, the Volunteer of the Year is our own Ralph Myrick, class of '51!!! Later I went to their table and introduced myself. He didn't exactly remember me but did remember the name and my sister Sharleen ('50-RIP) and my brother Terry ('52). Norma sort of remembered me and my younger brother Richard ('57-RIP). I asked Norma if she was going to put this in the Sandstorm and she explained that she is totally over-emailed due to involvement in the Washington Operation Thank You, an organization most of you have likely heard of: they are a group of Patriotic Americans supporting our military and their families, collecting items and sending packages to the military serving in Afghanistan. So I told her I would put a note in. We talked further about the horrendous conditions in that part of the world and how sad we are that our young men and women have to be there. (Maren would censor me if I included the whole conversation.) Anyway, if anyone wants to find out more about them and their project, just get in touch with them at Another WOTY member I met is Doris Ayres. I want to give a personal Thank YOU to the groups who actively support our troops in one way or another. Best Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) Re: Big Pharma and cancer In '66 I was medically retired from the Navy and faced with the requirement of going to work for a living. For some reason, I chose Pharmacy and entered Pharmacy School at the U. I started out in retail and migrated to hospital work, where I mixed toxic chemicals for injection which were called chemotherapy. I have since done a lot of reading in alternative medicine and if faced with a diagnosis of cancer, I would investigate all three remedies which I am going to mention. It has become evident that too many of our fellow alums and families are facing this problem. #1 "Graviola Tree Extract", this natural product was discovered in the Amazon and Big Pharma tried to duplicate it for seven years and couldn't. The company filed it to forget it, no profit possibility. Several years later an employee with compassion, found it and divulged it. #2 There are a couple of Japanese mushrooms that seem to have healing power or at least increasing immunity. They are, "Reishel" and "Maitaki". #3 And most interesting, "Essiac". This story demonstrates how the FDA has been fighting natural products for a 100 years. This story makes interesting reading and all three can be had on the internet. -Bill CHAPMAN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Weather Yep, Carol, we are getting LOTS of rain, also snow in Tehachapi and the Frasier Park areas, along with snow on the grapevine (they closed it, yesterday, for about 5 hours)... that is the route from here to Southern CA. I know it is causing lots of flooding in Southern CA, but I LOVE this weather... we need the rain. only thing I don't like is the blasted winds that we are having... 40+ mile an hour winds and they are causing all sorts of problems... power outages, trees being blown over (even blew over a huge eucalyptus onto a couple cars on the 58 freeway... did damage to two vehicles, but nobody was hurt), fences blown down (good, old grape stakes), and debris all over the place! We are supposed to have this weather til Friday... Thursday will be our 5th or 6th storm, so far. not sure if we are due more or not, but am loving it!!!!!! *grin* -Linda REINING (Boomber Bomber class of '64) ~ wet and windy Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Jim NOLAND ('64-RIP) As I was reading the Obituaries in last Monday's Tri-City Herald, I saw the names of two people I knew from our days at RHS: Joy BURKE Toner Stiles and Jim NOLAND! Joy and her first husband (Mike Toner ('66-RIP)) were classmates of mine. They were very special people who shared a special love! Many years later, Joy and I bumped into each other in a hallway at Battelle's ROB Building, where we both were working. Over the past 20+ years, we'd 'reconnect' every five years at the Class of '65 Reunions, catching up on family news and such! She was a wonderful lady, a proud wife and Grandmother, and a lifelong friend to everyone who knew her! She'll be sorely missed! I remember Jim as a tall/skinny, outgoing, smart young man with a wonderful smile, who graduated the year before I did! However, I was even more shocked when I realized that the "young" Jim NOLAND was Jim NOLAND who worked for the same company I did... Lockheed Martin in Richland! We worked in different departments in different buildings, but our paths frequently crossed! For the past several years, we both worked on (and at) the Lockheed annual IT DAY event at the Tri-Cities Convention Center! Jim was dedicated, hard working manager, who respected (and was respected by) the people he worked with! His job involved a lot of travel, especially in the past year or two. He was out of state when I Retired last August, so I didn't get the chance to say 'Good-bye!' Now, I'll say a different kind of "Good-bye" this weekend as I join his family, friends and coworkers at his 'Celebration of Life.' And so, my friends, as Jimmy Durante always sang: "Thanks for the Memories!" -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) My deepest sympathies to the family of Jim NOLAND ('64-RIP). They grew up next door to me on Torbett Street. I remember when I was shipping out to basic training in the Army, January, 1974, there was a gal from Walla Walla who was headed to Ft. McClellan, AL with me. There were 2 other gals headed to Ft. Jackson, SC for basic as it had just started taking females for basic training. One of the gals was from Wapato and spoke highly of Jim. I recall her calling him "Jim" and not "Mr. Noland" and he was her English teacher at Wapato High School. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's WET ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOTE: Bomber's last name in high school is now in ALL CAPS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie LAWELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann McCUE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank STRATTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra HARDING ('77wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt HASKINS ('81) Arizona BOMBER GET TOGETHER, 4pm, Chandler, AZ BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BOMBERS' website(s) updated today: Click on a name you want to follow: Harlan FOOTE ('61) Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: G.E. Father-Daughter Banquet I also attended the Father-Daughter banquet in 1959 and got to meet Ronald Reagan and also got his autograph. My dad was out of town, which was rare for us, so I went with my uncle Bob Cross of the McPherson Crosses... I still remember meeting Reagan and his great way of speaking. Of course, the General Electric show that he narrated on T.V. was always one of my favorites. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Helen, Did anybody take any pictures? -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Ann CLATWORTHY('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Kathy RATHVON ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edith McLENEGAN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy LEY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) Re: Alternative Treatments I remember when we were in a microbiology class at the UofW over 30 years go. I am grateful to learn of your studies in alternative cancer treatments as well as your work in chemotherapy. Last year, I lost a very dear friend who died four months after surgery, which found her in stage 4 of lung cancer. I watched a young, gifted teacher and musician take her last breath, it was like losing a daughter. She had searched for alternative treatments and tried many, but none helped. I'm glad I now have something to offer in the future. Once again, thanks for the info. -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ in Virginia where we have been, with few exceptions, in below freezing weather for weeks. Cabin fever has set in. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Father-Daughter Banquet Pictures Sadly, I haven't ever run across any and our old photos aren't organized... I looked a few years ago and couldn't even find my autograph book with Ronald Reagan's signature in it. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ here in Grandview, IN where it's dry and 50, the sun isn't shining, but you can't have everything. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: R2K + 10 I have 4 rooms reserved for the all school reunion in June. I know, I just wanted to have some options. I will cancel 3 of them, unless someone wants one. There is 1 at the Shilo Inn with a kitchen for $155.95, 1 at the Days Inn for $67.00 and 1 at the Clarion Inn for $83.99. I just couldn't bring myself to call the Bali Hi. So, if anyone wants one of these reservations before I cancel, send me an email. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 Maren, Could you put in the Sandstorm and also on the R2K+10 web site about the hotels in this message, Please, everyone that is going to attend R2K+10 and needs a hotel or motel room, that ALL rooms that have been set aside by the R2K committee, will be released from set aside status either the first of June or around the 25th of May, so PLEASE GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN BEFORE THOSE DATES. There are so many things going on that weekend, 7th Day Adventist day conference, Huge Softball tournament, large soccer tournament, Cool Desert Nites Car show, Go Karts, class reunions and also R2K+10. Anyone that played on a Bomber basketball team, please contact either Jim CASTLEBERRY ('58) or Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) If you would like to play on the teams for the game at R2K+10. Guy or Gal, we would like to have 2 or 3 games. Anyone who is a veteran and would like to wear his or her uniform at the military ceremony or a military hat or cap, by all means please do. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1964 Keewaydin & 1964 Sinewesah Yearbooks While perusing thru the 1964 Keewaydin (Kennewick High School yearbook) & the 1964 Sinewesah (Pasco High School yearbook) I came across a few people I knew that "would of", "could of", or "should of" been 1964 Richland Bombers. I'll make the assumption that their parents moved to the "other" cities after they first attended schools in Richland? I'm listing where I first met them (;-) 1964 Sinewesah - Bob Thomas (Col-Hi) 1964 Keewaydin - Bob Beaver (Chief Joe) 1964 Keewaydin - Jerry Clausen (Sacajawea) 1964 Keewaydin - Gary Lee Kohl (Sacajawea) 1964 Keewaydin - Duane Neitzel (Sacajawea) 1964 Keewaydin - Danny Snook (Sacajawea) Anyone know of any others? Please let me know. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) To: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) You hit on a subject I have been talking to people about for a number of years. When my wife, Maxine (RIP), first discovered she had breast cancer and we had the biopsy done the doctors told us she has such a difficult form of breast cancer that even with surgery to remove the lump, full blown chemo and radiation she would not live even one year. With that kind of a diagnosis she and I embarked on a search and discovery plan. We looked for and found natural remedies from around the world. my shed is full of books, reports, studies etc. on natural remedies. The three you mention are ones we found out about and used. Each is said to have its own particular way of fighting cancer. The most intriguing is the Essiac. THe biggest draw back to Essiac is that no one knows if today's Essiac is the same formula used a century ago by the woman who got said formula from the Indians. There are many other very helpful ways to fight cancer that are all natural and do not have the side effects of the poison, cut or burn that is done by standard medicine today. Now back to Maxine. We did allow the lumpectomy to be done even though the doctor blotched that, (I think on purpose because he did not like what we were planning to do, we found many doctors hated us for going natural.) She went all natural at that time and we fought the cancer with everything we had. Instead of being sick and feeling bad due to chemo and radiation and then dieing she had a great three years never even looking like she was sick. The picture on the inside cover of my book was taken about 7 months before she died and she does not look like she had any health problems. She did go rather fast those last five or six months however even she said the three years were far better then less then one year and being sick all the time. One of our consultants was an 82 year old former head of Oncology at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. He had managed Oncology at Swedish for about 15 years when he started telling people that chemo was not the way to go and to go natural. The hospital fired him and his medical license was revoked. He worked as consultant in Bellevue, WA for many years. He told us that in his forty years in oncology every doctor he ever saw got a cash kick back from the drug companies for every person they got to sign up for chemo. He said they would all deny it but they all got it including him. He was truly ashamed of himself for it. When he died Maxine and I went to his memorial. The place was packed! There were thousands of people he had helped go natural over the years at the memorial to pay their respect and speak about him. I've never seen anything like it. The attached picture is the same one in my book. You would never know she had been fighting breast cancer for three years. I attribute that to the all natural battle we fought. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVINE ('52), George SWAN ('59) John TAYLOR ('63wb), Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ARMSTRONG ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott FULCHER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Maybe this comes under the heading of "when it rains it pours". (But in a good way.) Usually, I don't see Bombers very often unless I make it to the Friday lunches at Sterling's or the 2nd Saturday of the Month lunches at J.D.'s in West Richland. But... as reported in an earlier post, I saw both Norma MYRICK Nunamaker ('54) and Ralph MYRICK ('51) at the Volunteer party in the Richland Community Center last week. The very next evening, Friday, at Pinochle (again at the Community Center), I re-met Beulah "Boots" FAIN McCulley ('52). We had not seen each other since graduation! What a treat! Everyone in the Pinochle group hopes she comes back. It's fun to reconnect and learn how things have been going with other Bombers. Boots' husband of 55 years died in October and she is slowly reaching out to others for socializing and fun. Also, a Big Thank You to Bill CHAPMAN ('53), who sent information on alternative cancer treatments. I gave it to daughter Sandra, whom, as many know, has been battling metastasized colon cancer for 2-1/2 years. Her doctor tells her there are no proven useful alternatives to chemo... that diet makes no difference... that rest is the only thing she can do to improve her bone-marrow production of platelets, etc., etc. But we are not ones to sit back and do nothing and we gratefully investigate all suggestions. Last night Glenn and I saw AVATAR in 3D. Wow... what a compelling movie! Although there is violence, there is incredibly beautiful scenery and the creative genius of Cameron is apparent in the story and special effects. I recommend paying the extra 3 bucks to see it in 3D. The few times I felt nauseous, just closing my eyes for a few seconds took care of it. Football coming up! Glenn isn't interested, so I will go to daughter Janet's house to watch!! My dogs love her yard... big, fenced, and includes 2 more dogs to play with! Best Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in partly sunny Richland. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) For those of you who remember her, I have just learned that Mikki MINNEAR Votendahl ('59wb), passed away after a long battle with cancer, on Saturday. I grew up on the corner of Wright and Symons Streets. The Azure family lived across the street from our house, and the Minnear family lived a few houses west of the Azures on Symons, until both families moved to Pasco, when I was about a sophomore. Mikki was a good friend when we were kids and we have all stayed in contact throughout the years. Right to the end, Mikki was a beautiful lady and a wonderful soul. I will choose to remember her, as I do all of my classmates, as they appeared in our younger years. She was and will always remain, in my mind, a vibrant, pretty, young girl, blossoming into a lovely young lady. I believe that she was Miss Tri-Cities or a runner-up in the early 1960s, while I was gone in the service. -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John TAYLOR ('63wb) Re: A quick Thank You... Hi, My sister Dana and I would like to thank everyone who contacted me with information and support in regards to our claim through the EEOICPA. The DOL will be sending us compensation that won't bring our father back to us but is in some measure accountability and closure. Thank you very much to Phil B., Larry H., Barbara W., Donald S., Carol F., Jodi S., and all the rest of you. Thank you. Now, if you or anyone you know has a loved one who suffers from or died of cancer after working at Hanford, and if you or they need support with a claim under the EEOICPA, please let me know. There are thousands of people who have not yet filed a claim but who are entitled to compensation. I believe the government should take a more active role in searching for these people, but they feel limited by privacy issues, so it's up to you help find them and bring their attention to this claims process under the Energy Employees' Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). A special Thank You goes out to Phil and Larry. Thanks guys! I toast you as friends and good people. Many thanks! My dad, if he could, would give you a sharp smack on the back and say to you, "Thank you boys for helping my kids!" -John TAYLOR ('63wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Does anyone know anything about the Chronic Pain study that is a project of Dr. Carr at the UofW?? -Roy BALLARD ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Carol CARSON ('60) Patti JONES ('60), David RIVERS ('65) Linda McKNIGHT ('65), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doris VAN REENEN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOGLEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treva BOLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben JACOBS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert MILLER ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Maren, can you include Pastor Palmer Getty in the caring bridge entry. He was the long time pastor at Richland Lutheran. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ~ Chicago ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Steve, I've got the links set up for Bombers, but if you'd like to put the URL in a Sandstorm entry, I'm sure anybody who wants to can go read about him. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Bombers Remember Mark STAPLES ('82-RIP) My son, Randal Southam ('82), had a group of Bombers over to his house on Friday night. These wonderful people came in to celebrate the life of Mark STAPLES ('82-RIP) at a Memorial service on Saturday. This picture was taken Friday night - what a wonderful experience hearing all these Bombers laughing and remembering. A sad way to bring people together but a good reminder that we should stay close. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynwood, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) To: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Wife's cancer (RIP) and Natural Foods Thank you for your post. I have always known that there was something about kick backs to doctors. You confirmed it. Couple of years back a young doctor not long out of school was trying to put me on every medication he could. I was new as a patient of his. I wouldn't buy into it... suspected he might be one of those. Switched doctors in the same Kadlec building. She was young and was not a doctor trying to put me on lots of medication. Also believed in natural herbs so forth. In late April or early May she announced she was getting out of the Kadlec clinic and going to an independent clinic. She couldn't tell me where. Would be walking into a full load of patients and could not take me with her. Sad, we both cried as did all the medical assistants. Very well liked doctor. From there I was looking for the third doctor since I moved to West Richland. I had the same doctor in Federal Way, WA area for 19 years. Went to my chiropractor who's children had gone to the same doctor I went to. By this time I had been through test after test with the female doctor for knee, shoulder and swelling throughout my body. On a cane to walk when I could. (have made myself walk in the house as much as I could). The chiropractor had found out where she was going I went back to the female doctor one more time. I told her where she was going and said "I had more to the story" which I told her the following: She was moving to the Three Rivers Clinic. The owner doctor, Eric Isaacson's parents, were owner of the "C" house my parents lived in from about 1958 - 1972 approximately. I told her that I would go to the parents to get in to her at the clinic. We both got a good laugh out of it. Did not happen because Ray and Evelyn Isaacson died four months apart between May and August last year right as I was leaving the clinic. Bomber parents of four children. I met Eric when he was six years old. Meanwhile I found Doctor Ayee in the senior clinic... came highly recommended by a Bomber and a couple of other friends. Time was fleeting and no answer. No medication would alleviate the pain. Dr. Ayee thought finally my problem was coming from age old chronic back problems. She sent me for an MRI. Not true, no change there. Went to an orthopedic back doctor who had graduated from the University of Washington and had given the epidural shots that were developed there. I had them 15 years ago and they had worked for my low back. They cut the pain message off from the brain. He decided it was not my low back and that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. He was recommending a doctor for this. Back in the wait game. I broke down crying one afternoon. Quickly called to get in to Dr. Ayee. She was not available so I went to their Physicians Attendant the next day. She immediately sent me for a simple blood test which confirmed I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has worked with my medication which is making things much more tolerable until I see the new doctor. The waiting game has made me ask a lot of questions before and since I read your post about doctors Alan. Through this nine months I have asked for answers to something that might be natural. The answer was confirmed today by a friend that I have heard about but did not know for sure it applied to me until I got the answer of what I have. The natural herb TUMERIC has been given and done wonders for all kinds of arthritis. Even an 82 year old woman who was crippling up from age couldn't believe the difference. The other one got off the cane as soon as she started taking it and accomplishing more. I will be ordering the TUMERIC in the morning from this website, Click to go to the site Can't wait to take it. Tumeric is a spice from India used in most of their foods. I have also heard it is good for Altheimers (sp). My story is long but I hope it helps others when choosing the right doctor and medications recommended. I have wondered how many doctors are getting kick backs? Knowing what the disease is someone's body is half the disease. Bombers, friends and relatives are such a great help. Above all is the internet. I am ready to be well to accomplish all the things that I want to. Drive, travel some and whatever each day. Not so house bound which Bomber friends Glen ROSE ('58) and his wife Carol and my son have helped by getting me out usually once a week. Can't thank them enough. Nine months is enough. Hope all Bombers battling health issues are finding good solutions. -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA the rain keeps coming but temperatures are keeping it from turning to snow. Maybe an early spring is next. The 50th Class Reunion for the class of 1960 during Club 40 is coming together thanks to the team bringing it together. More about the Lost in a couple of days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ya hooooooooooooooo Bomber-babe time and some other stuff... Chronic pain... good topic for old people... thanks Roy ('63)... the other day I was trying to figure out how much of my life was pain free (physical not teen-age anguish) I think my first 21 years were pretty good... after May 1968 it was pretty much chronic pain... remember after I got home (wasn't gonna ask while still in country) I checked on my neck and back... "early arthritis and calcium build up they said about my neck... didn't even mention my lower back... 10 years later I asked again because of some serious pinched nerve symptoms... early arthritis and calcium build up... then when my head rolled of my shoulders, the first words my Doc uttered had the F word in there... but it beats the alternative I say... Terence Knox, aka Terry DAVIS ('65) called... after trying to get him to do commercials for at least the last 15 years, he is doing a Silverado commercial... says it may even air during Super bowl, whatever that is... when I asked him what it was about, he said "me me me me me me"... some things never change... Got a sweet Bomber-babe birthday... I hope she is ok... last time I was home I mentioned her as we passed the Yakima over in West Richland and was told that she may have not been well... I hope that info was wrong... but in any event I do wish Treva BOLIN ('65) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on January 26, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) Re: '65 Class Reunion Any news regarding our "45th Class Reunion" for the Class of 1965? Inquiring minds want to know. We have plans for the R2K+10 and reservations, so will see at least some of the '65ers this summer, and hopefully lots of other grads from other classes, and lots of nice cars. Can't wait... Bomber hugs, -Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Natural help For anyone who has been told by doctors that diet and natural methods do not help or are not proven to fight cancer, please keep in mind that the doctors have not been able to prove that chemo helps either. It kills both the good and bad emerging cells in your body. A weak immune system cannot withstand that type of miss-treatment and stay healthy. As for diet, I would challenge anyone with a health challenge, especially cancer, to go to the following if you can afford it. Optimal Health Institute in Lemon Grove, CA. Stay there for four weeks and see how you are doing after that. I saw some incredible healing happen there. I will always believe if I could have afforded to keep Maxine there for six months she would be with me today. The next place is called St. George Klinic in Bad Adeline, Germany. They are not held by US law as to the treatments they use. Maxine and I interviewed a couple of rather wealthy women in their seventy's who had bone cancer and went there for treatment and told us that they were completely cured of bone cancer by a treatment called Hyperthermia. Not sure if I spelled that correctly. Near the end of 2002 it would have cost us about $30,000 to go there for three weeks of treatment. We did not have the money and by the time we raised it she was too far gone to have the treatment. We found out about the place too late. Another person to look up is Dr. Loraine Day. She has several books an tapes out on how she beat breast cancer by natural means. Maxine looked and felt as good as she did because she was following Dr. Day's diet and was able to build up her immune system considerably. The biggest key to fighting cancer is to help your body become strong enough to fight the cancer for you. It may sound strange but read a book called "Wheat Grass, Nature's Finest Medicine" If you ever get a copy of my book you will find listed in the back 25 references dealing with natural health that would be of help to you. I am not advocating you do any particular type of treatment either standard or natural, I am only trying to let you know there are alternatives. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Patti JONES ('60) Ann ENGEL ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Tami SCHUCHART ('68), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty CONNER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary WILGUS ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay SCHAFER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darwin PERKINS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Don Sorensen's entry of 1/18 Picture No. 25 quite possibly in the lobby of the Uptown Theater. The movie advertised was not all that good, so it could possibly been at the Village. Picture No. 26 in front of the 703 Building. Picture No. 27 probably looking along Thayer Drive, no certain of direction or exact location. Picture No. 30 construction of the replacement bridge over the Yakima. The railroad bridge is to the left and the two Bailey Bridges are in the center. Just wonder what "highly secret" installation needed to be blocked out in the upper right corner. The Rose Bowl perhaps? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ from drying out Mount Angel, OR and waiting for Wurstfest and the Portland Bomber lunch in February. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: Class of 1960 50th reunion - Lost To: Class of 1960 and All Bombers The following is the list of those of our class that are not found. About six have been found. A couple others I have leads on. Anyone from our class or Bombers who have information on these 1960 Bombers please email me. The goal is to find 100% of our class... doing good so far. Perry BALDRIDGE, William BECKER, Bernard BROWNING, Jean CORREY, Irene EVANSON Durbin, Sandra SHAVER Hildner, Dennis JENSEN, JoAnn RASMUSSEN Jensen, Benjamin KLINE, Jack KNAUER, Barbara BARRETT Longworth, Ron MAGUFFEE, Virginia (Karen) CROWNOVER Martin, Alvin PIPPITT, Virginia CRAWFORD Pruden, Dorothy ROGERS, Robert SHEEHY, Patricia MATHIS Wheeler (last known to be living in Richland). Bombers Have Fun -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ Rain again today with a drop some in temperatures. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Birthdays I want to wish my sister-in-law, Kay SCHAFER Reed ('66) a very Happy Birthday and also Marylou ('63)... hope your birthdays are filled with lots of cheer and love. Ann -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So I've finally figured out that the Birthday Girl and I are related, kinda. Being that since she and my sister, Carolynn ('60) are Sorority Sisters, then I should be noted somewhere in her Family pedigree (being from Oklahoma, there are not many forks except for that provided by the Hoquiam side of the family), maybe with an asterisk or a dotted line. We've a long and storied past, all the way from the YMCA Ski Bus to annually welcoming in the Holiday Season at Ellen & Skip Anderson's. I've matured, in that I no longer blow balls of dried rubber cement out my nose to make them bounce across her art project. She and Ellen are Butch's own Cougs and that tells me she'd lived a good life. Happy Birthday to Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), may you continue to put the "fizz" in fuzzy sweaters. Only 456,480 hours and a wakeup until we suit up in our look alike Bomber pajamas and wait for the lights to go out. -The Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy and jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Alternative Medicine/Treatments I truly believe that there are many medicines and treatments out there that are probably better than chemo and the damage it does to the healthy tissues and organs, but, even though the chemo made me so sick and I was beginning to think I'd never be "normal", again, the chemo "killed" the tumor on my neck... it is GONE and there is NO more cancer there at all! I still have the tumor at the back of my tongue and will start radiation/chemo treatments the first part of February and the doctor has said that this cancer is a very easy one to cure, so I have every faith and confidence in these treatments and am very grateful that my insurance has paid for them! As for nutrition... this is the reason that the radiologist said that I need to make sure I consume 80 grams of protein a day, cause the radiation is going to make my throat very sore and I will not feel like chewing or eating ... I found a whey protein that has 60 grams per 3 scoops and can be used in either water or milk... I have tried it in water with ice and put it all in a blender... gets very "frothy" and the chocolate flavor tastes just like Nestle's Quick(yum)... I have already started taking it, since I will start radiation in a week... figure it can't hurt to have some extra protein in my system to "fight" off the effects of the radiation and chemo... have been taking it for breakfast and dinner... have to have two 12-oz glasses a day, to get the needed protein. he said IF I don't get that protein, then I risk being hospitalized and on a feeding tube... ain't going that route! To: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: Tumeric Please let me know how that helps with your rheumatoid arthritis... I have osteoarthritis in my right leg, from the hip down to my ankle, and walk with a cane, and use a scooter for long distances... will be interesting to see how this helps you. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ cold and dry Bakersfield, CA but they claim we are due another storm tomorrow night that is supposed to bring more rain and snow to the lower elevations, so we should get snow in Tehachapi and the grapevine areas. MY kind of weather, so no complaints from me. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It just don't get no better Heaven... I'm in Heaven... yup... you guessed it... gotsta be Bomber-babes involved... I can't believe my good fortune... OK... what we got here is an "upperclassperson" (Oh I love the English language... always a substitute for the word that means more advanced in age than I) after whom I lusted for about as long as I can remember... no... not true because I didn't move to Jason Lee until just before 6th grade which put me in proximity of both birthday girls... In fact, my first real encounter with the '65er babe was when I chased her dog, Whitey, across Stevens into her back yard where just before I launched a huge rock at Whitey I came in to sight of her entire family eating dinner at the picnic table behind her house... what a fo-paw that was... so here I am with two of the babest Bomber-babes with birthdays on January 27, 2010! Now the funny thing about these stories is they always call to mind the unbelievable love-hate relationship Terry DAVIS ('65) and I had from the day I hit VanGeisen and Stevens... (started to tell Maren that she could leave out the caps cuz we've kept our maiden names... then I realized... only one of us has!)... Now I had no real clue of the type of relationship we had till Terry and I were in our 50s and he splained the whole thing to me (tho my Mommy-dearest... who always liked Terry best did splain it to me when I was in the 6th or 7th grade, but what do mothers know at least when you are 13 years old)... One time somebody was having a party and I took the '65er birthday girl to the party... Terry threw a hissy telling me I was outa my league... geez... I didn't ask her to go steady... just took her to a stupid party... not like I knocked his front teeth out or anything... oops... forgot... I did knock his front teeth out in 7th grade but it was an honest accident (how would I know it would come to haunt him in H-wood years later)... I also never noticed that every time I took a girl out... zap there was Davis at her front door... In 9th grade as we was goin to the big league the last dance of the year was for the soon to be raw meat for guys like Jimbeaux ('63) and the other trollers, Terry and one of my Ex's were chosen to do the "snowball" dance... after the appropriate amount of dancing had passed Terry chose someone else and my ex chose me... Terry did his best to embarrass me on the dance floor... so I guess life goes on... but I try to guard against stuff like that these days... (Many years ago on the L.A. freeway, as I pulled his covers one more time, Terry looked at me and said: "I think I liked you better when you were dumb"... ... So now it is birthday time. (using a new paragraph for Earl BENNETT ('63) As I said, I've adored the one chick since at least 7th grade and been buds with the other since the rock incident... both of them know I'd walk across hot coals for them (that's kind of just a saying girls)... or at least walk across the room to get them a glass of wine or an or derve (I'm so damned swave I just can't stand myself some times)... did I tell ya I saw Ted Nugent the other night? Wore my "Nugent for President" t-shirt... people wanted one but ha ha ha... so I just gotta get this out rat here rat now... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Laura PARKER ('65)... there... I said it... I feel sooooo much better! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) I have been following along with everyone who either has cancer or has a loved one going through cancer and I just want to share with all of you how one of our best friends tackled his cancer. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer and was told by his doctor to have the surgery and whatever follow-up treatments might follow. Fortunately he had a very good friend, who is a Chiropractor who had just gone through the same situation but rather than have any of the treatments the Doctors were recommending he read a book called "The China Study" and completely changed his diet and low and behold within 6 months his cancer was completely gone. Our friend decided to do the same thing. This is not an easy thing to do as you can eat NO red meat, NO dairy, NO sugar (sugar feeds cancer) and the NOs go on and on and on but guess what his cancer totally disappeared also. He has been cancer free for two years now. When he went in for his testing after 6 months on "The China Study" diet and the cancer was gone his doctor was absolutely shocked. She said she knew it could be done through diet but had never known anyone with enough will power and determination to accomplish it, therefore never recommended it. I just wanted to share this experience as it may be helpful to someone out there. -Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) hmmmmm, lots of medical advice flying around here. My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago. It was NOT early detection by any means. Her situation was NOT good. We have no doubt that her medical team (not "a doctor", about four of them) is the reason for her even being here. They have our undying gratitude for her current healthy condiction. Never once do we remember a single doctor simply making a decision on a treatment. There were alternatives presented and discussed with potential ramifications fully understood. Knowledge and information was shared continuously. NEVER did we for a minute feel we were not in control of decisions and the plan. I feel very strongly that ultimately trust is everything with doctors and car mechanics. My free advice (worth every penney) is NEVER, NEVER sit on the sidelines. Be part of the team... and get your own answers, don't assume ANYONE knows exactly what is right for your situation. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Ken NEAL ('57), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ferna GAROUTTE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NEAL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DURBIN ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CRADDOCK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth MEYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy STALEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy GOBLE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken NEAL ('57) I would like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister, Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62). -Ken NEAL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Harlan FOOTE ('61) Just a note of thanks to all the Bombers who have visited the website, whether or not they have posted to Harlan's Guestbook at , and to those who have sent me private e-mails. There is so much to be done here that I haven't had time to answer people individually. Also, especially thanks to all who suggested using the site in the first place. We have had nearly 1400 visits in the 11 days since I set up Harlan's site. It's a wonderful way to keep everyone up to date. This is a hard journey, but it is an honor and blessing to be sharing it with Harlan. Please keep us in your prayers. Many thanks again. Blessings, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: Alternative medicine. I've been told many times that laughter is the best medicine... I'll be appearing with The Smothers Brothers on February 5th in Tacoma and February 6th in Bellingham. I'll be with Johnny Mathis on February 11th at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, CA. Before you think I work only great gigs like this... I swear to you... I absolutely swear to you... On February 8th I'm performing at a private function in Yakima for a group that has rented out Miner's Restaurant for the evening... yes... on February 8th... I'm performing at Miner's. I'm also back at Harvey's in Portland February 18-21st. -Brad UPTON ('74) ~ waiting at the airport in Maui ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Bonnie RICHARDSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda STEWART ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia ECKERT ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin FRISTER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) All of this information on natural ways to fight cancer has been very interesting. My husband has chronic lymphatic leukemia and has been taking chemo pills to lower his white cell count. Someday he will need regular chemo. Has anyone heard if any of the natural sources help fight leukemia, or would they all do the same thing regardless of the type of cancer? I need to search the web and see what I can find, but thought that maybe someone has already looked into this. On another note, when Ronald Reagan visited Richland, my mother was the receptionist at Central Stores and had her picture taken with him. I remember that she was so pleased to have a chance to talk with him, although I don't remember what they talked about. It's been too many years and she's gone now. She died in 2007 at age 94. -Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bonnie, If you have that picture, maybe you'd share. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave RHODES ('52wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred SEGREST ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vikki LYTLE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: April MILLER ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The 5-piece EASY SWING BAND will play for the Richland Seniors Association's Fifth-Sunday All-Ages dance on Sunday, January 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 at the Richland Community Center. Tickets are $5 at the door and finger foods are welcome. Hope to see you there! Mark your calendars for the MARDI GRAS BALL on Saturday, February 6 from 6:30 - 9:30 at the Richland Community Center, also. Prizes for the best costumes and lots of good donated foods - and all for only $5 at the door! The 5-piece EASY SWING BAND will also play for this event. -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Richard Anderson ('60), where are you? Richard, where are you? Harry Winsor ('60) has been unable to reach you via emails. And I've been trying to reach you about class roster online updates. Could you please contact me at my e-mail? Or my number is in the West Richland phone book under George Janicek. Thanks -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Here are (3) 1964 'treasures of our heart' from the 1968 Saga yearbook - Pacific Luthern University (PLU). Jill LANGE ('64), Laurel RICHARDS ('64), Beth THOMPSON ('64) Here is a photo of Gary Wilson ('64wb) who 'should have been' with the Class of 1964 but moved after the 9th grade at Chief Joe. Gary is on the left. It's his 23rd birthday and they are playing at CBC in the Spring of 1968. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: hurry up and wait Waiting for my partner to get outa a VA appointment so he can get acupuncture for the pain from his knee replacement after two surgeries didn't help so we can gimp along together at the Grand National Roadster Show... just had this funny image of us cuz MADDY ('67) will join us too if he doesn't shoot his eye out with the penny shooter a bunch of the Col-Hi boyz have been sending around in an email... I got a little more info on Terry DAVIS' ('65) Silverado commercial... it will NOT... repeat, will not be shown at the Salad Bowl or is it the Supper Bowl... oh wait... Super Bowl... it will be shown at the opening of the Winter Olympics... supposed to run for a year... When the director realized he had a real live actor on the set, Terry says they really had a ball with various expressions etc... I'm sure it will be a good one... I still remember the film he made to pitch Congress for the Marine Corps for money for equipment... would never have known he wasn't a Combat Vet Major (Major Davis-Knox... not Major Major)... so, I haven't eaten lunch because I thunk we would be leaving earlier... I'm gonna get cranky I can tell... well, later kids! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56) Carolyn BENOLIEL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina FRASER ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Vietnam War Virtual Wall A friend sent this to my on Saturday last and I have gone over it a lot to see who I knew and who I served with. A couple of Fraternity brothers, three Linfield grads and quite a few from Richland and the Tri-Cities. What impressed me was how many towns and cities are represented under the State of Washington. Large and small almost everyone in the state made a sacrifice. Thought you might like to go over it when you have time, or if you don't have time, make time. Just do it and that's an order. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where we are again getting some rain but it is still warm. Not a lot of snow for the Olympics yet. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carolyn "Carey" BENOLIEL Hunter ('66) Re: Trivia Question I am interested in knowing what information has been collected/ reminisced on the Passport Plunge and how many other people went there in the '60s. Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) tells me there was, quite some time ago, some discussion or an article on it. Would appreciate knowing which issue it's in and a link, if possible. Thanks, -Carolyn "Carey" BENOLIEL Hunter ('66) ~ now living in Omak, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2009 ~ February, 2010