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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Derrith PERSONS ('60) Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie GILSTRAP ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) It's that time again!! Class of '60 lunch... February already, WOW! It's time to get together again.. If you're in town or from out of town, Come on, we'll have a good time!! When? - Saturday, February 2nd! Time? - 11:30 am Where? - Sterling's, 890 GWWay, Richland! Come on everyone! Lets have some fun!! classmate, -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert AVANT ('69) Re: Recipe Help To: Alumni Community Many of us attended C.U.P during our youth and one of the annual events was a spaghetti feed that entailed an all day sauce. I know the portions are huge, but if anyone has that sauce recipe in the large scale we used to cook in and would be willing to share it, I would be very grateful. -Robert AVANT ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/2010 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Sonny DAVIS ('62), Kathy RATHVON ('63) Mary Ann VOSSE ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Bill DIDWAY ('66), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob ECKERT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len REDISKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia BERLAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norman WOODLEY ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sonny DAVIS ('62) Re: Birthdays Maren, I've been reading the Sandstorm for a little over ten(10) years. Every January 31st (my birthday) I find that I am not listed. I'm curious as to your "data base" and why I would not be in it. Thank you for being so consistent. -Sonny DAVIS ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Sonny, you give me more credit than I deserve. My "data base" is a list (by date) of birthdays. There are two ways to get your birthday on my list. 1) Go to the website that is listed in every Sandstorm just below all the birthdays. Once you get there, you will find a link to add a birthday; and 2) You can email me and your birthday will be added to the Bomber calendar (and to my "data base"). You're added. Happy belated birthday!! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: China Study My mother read the "China Study" and gave me the book. I've not read it yet, but, basically it advocates a vegan diet (no animal products) and nothing white (rice, sugar, flour, etc.) It has to do with the cancer cells attaching to the fat in animal protein and multiplying faster. Also, when my mother had cancer of a salivary gland a couple of years ago, she had radiation. The radiation did make her throat sore and it was difficult to eat some things. She did not sit on the sidelines. She went to a naturopath (sp?) and a doctor at the cancer and Wellness Center in Seattle. They both said that radiation was the best treatment for the kind of cancer that she had, but also recommended some supplements, including chywanprash, which she continues to take, to make the effects of radiation less severe. They also recommended acupuncture, which she did. Did these things work? Who knows. But it did make her feel involved in her treatment. And, other that the sore throat, she had relatively few effects from the radiation. Even the last few treatments she was able to drive herself to the hospital. The doctor told her by that time she would be way too fatigued from the radiation to do that. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) Re: New High School? I received Senator Murray's Legislative Update in the mail to day, and the photo on the front is captioned "Senator Murray visits with the first freshmen class of Delta High School in Richland." So, is there a new high school in Richland? And if there is, where is it located? -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) ~ From rainy Lacey, WA where anyone might imagine it was spring because of the warm temperatures we've had for a month. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We miss you I know Mick Hemphill ('66) already sent a post in on Jim Nolan's ('64-RIP) passing. Mick kept me up on Jim's health as it began to fade. I had hoped that we could do a before ya go kind of party for him as we have for others, but Mick said that Jim wasn't ready for the sharing of his health situation with a bunch of others so that didn't come to pass. Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) was kind enough to pass on a wonderful tribute to Jim prepared by his family. It meant a great deal to me. This week we'll all be talking about the "Three Stars" on the 3rd ("Gee we're gonna miss you everybody send their love")... Just want to make sure that Jim's family knows we feel just as strongly about the loss of Jim to our Bomber Family. Check out the tribute: -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill DIDWAY ('66) Today I received a letter from the Department of Sociology of Brigham Young University. It is a follow up of a study conducted in Washington high schools in February of 1966. I was contacted in 1980 as part of that study. Has any one else in the class of '66 been contacted? There are 6,729 former students, state wide, that they are trying to contact for further follow up. I have the phone number and the name of the Professor if any one is interested in contacting him for information about the study. -Bill DIDWAY ('66) ~ In rainy & cool Sedro-Wooley - "Gateway to the North Cascades" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Vets Many people don't know that we lost 58,000 plus in Nam but another 200,000 plus have committed suicide since. PTSD (Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder) is real and hurts many more. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Sherry DYKEN Hardee ('66) ~ 8/3/48 - 1/27/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/2010 ~ THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - 1959 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ann BISHOP ('56), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Ruth MILES ('59), Bill CHAPMAN ('60) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Jeanie WALSH ('63) David Rivers ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda LATTIN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) To: Alan LOBDELL ('69) You should have stopped by in Texarkana AR... I'd have put you up in an historic home and fed you a home cooked meal or two. -Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: BBB Alerts Consumers about U.S. Census Workers: Be Cooperative, But Cautious! For years, Better Business Bureau has educated consumers about not giving out personal information over the telephone or to anyone who shows up at their front door. With the U.S. Census process beginning, BBB advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the U.S. and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race and other relevant data. "Most people are rightfully cautious and wont give out personal information to unsolicited phone callers or visitors, however the Census is an exception to the rule," said Steve Cox, BBB spokesperson. "Unfortunately, scammers know that the public is more willing to share personal data when taking part in the Census and they have an opportunity to ply their trade by posing as a government employee and soliciting sensitive financial information." The Census data will be used to allocate more than $300 billion in federal funds every year, as well as determine a States number of Congressional representatives. Households are actually required by law to respond to the Census Bureaus request for information. During the U.S. Census, households will be contacted by mail, telephone or visited by a U.S. Census worker who will inquire about the number of people living in the house. Unfortunately, people may also be contacted by scammers who are impersonating Census workers in order to gain access to sensitive financial information such as Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers. Law enforcement in several states have issued warnings that scammers are already posing as Census Bureau employees and knocking on doors asking for donations and Social Security numbers. The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice: If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don't know into your home. Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census. While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, it will not ask for Social Security, bank account or credit card numbers nor will employees solicit donations. Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail or in person at home. However, they will not contact you by e-mail, so be on the look out for e-mail scams impersonating the Census. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an e-mail that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau. For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Re: Delta High School Google is your friend ... here's a website with a good FAQ section: I had not heard of this school, or of STEM schools at all, until I checked this out. -Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) ~ in beautiful downtown Goldendale, WA where the groundhog is unlikely to see his shadow today, and my snowdrops were in bloom by the end of January (bless their little hearts, they come through when I most need a bloom). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) Maren, I'm trying to find out information about a 50th class reunion for the Class of 1960. Have searched the fantastic Bomber website and can't find anything. Can't believe there won't be a reunion. If there is, I'll be there, coming all the way from Southern California. Any info you can give me would be appreciated. Thanks! -Bill CHAPMAN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Delta High School Delta High School in Richland is a small high school focused on science, math, and engineering-type subjects. It is located in the old CBC building next to the Richland library. There were hundreds of applicants for 100 positions, and the selection was strictly by lottery, if I remember correctly. Someone else may know more or even have a student in the program. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Calling all Bombers, Calling All Bombers... Jeanie Walsh, Gold Metal Class of '63 needs your support once again... You saved her from being voted off the Island back in 1996... and she needs your help again to become Mayor... Just Google: Brian Dennert's blog Scroll down to: Confirmed: Bob Huber is considering running for Mayor... scroll down to polling and vote for Barbra Williamson Thats all there is to it Bombers! Please go and vote... Thanks Bomber Cheers... -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: THE day Where were you when... so many of those questions out there... my favorite... : "Where were you in '62"... I remember my first "mixer"... as Tony Harrah ('65) and I entered gym, "Oh Donna" was being played and I just knew that I was in the right place at the right time... on the weekends while working on this or that in the garage, I love Norm N. Nite's show, as he visits specific dates in specific years... what a kick... coming home from the Grand National Roadster Show this past weekend (where Jimmy Heidlebaugh's ('65) "Spudnut Racing" "Tub" was prominently displayed outside the Suede Palace... and the "Golden Rod" Bonneville speedster we sold at Bakersfield a few years ago was displayed in the building dedicated to racing in wonderful restoration (to be sure much nicer than when it was built in Colorado for a total cost of $950.00)), I slipped in "Two Car Garage"... and listened to Kent and the boyz and the Ventures play songs that spanned my school years... .what a blast... the last Ventures song I bought was at State in '62 or '63 (I have NO clue about sports and no recollection of the month)... Ricky Warford and I were coming down the escalator in a department store where I had just purchased "Perfidia" and Vonnie Reed ('60) was going up the escalator... wow... small world! I remember when the President was shot and I was in Contemporary World History, we had a sub and a girl came in with a note and the sub cried... Johnny Crowder ('65 RIP) and I went out to his car and listened to the news report on the radio... and I don't recall where I was when the news about the plane crash occurred (since I didn't have a transistor radio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... ooops... that was before any of us had them... nevermind... and I do NOT harbor resentments!!!) but I recall the next weekend when a fellow did impersonations on the Ed Sullivan Show and was instructed NOT to do the Big Bopper... well, poor guy... that was his act... when he did ol' J.P., Ed had him yanked off the set... poor guy... so, yes... there are many of those moments... walking on the moon... first kiss... first kiss... first kiss... opppppps sorry... "Gee we're gonna miss ya, everybody sends their love... " -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ann BISHOP ('56), Patti JONES ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy BUCHANAN ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom CRIGLER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) Must be something wrong with the 'puter... again. I don't know when I sent the entry to Alan LOBDELL ('69) in [the 2/3/2010] Sandstorm, but it was awhile ago. I received 6 undeliverable emails in another e-mail address, some of which were written in 2008! Any clues to what could be the problem? Anyone?? -Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) To: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) Re: 'Class of 1960 - 50th reunion - 2010 Nothing has been put in the Bomber Homepage for our reunion as yet. Should be appearing some time after the 24th of February, our next committee meeting. Our reunion will be held September 10, 11 and 12th at the Red Lion on GWWay in conjunction with Club 40. There will be a sign up sheet with schedule in the spring Club 40 DustStorm. I'm on the committee doing the lost. I put an entry in the Sandstorm about once a month. If you are not signed up for Club 40 the dues are $5.00 a year and you can go ahead and sign up. Any questions from the class you can email me. Spread the word to all classmates you know. To: Richard Anderson ('60) Re: Class of '60 - 50th reunion Could you put information in our class website about our 50th reunion? Please, Please, Please. Buy you a drink at the reunion. Will get you any information you would want. -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA ~ Still having a nice winter. Warmer than I can remember in the five years I have been back here. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Salute to 100s of Richland Bombers & Parents... Take some time to check out the names. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Travel To: Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) Home cooked meal that I didn't have to make! What a sweet offer. In 2004 I moved my youngest son to Savannah, GA to attend Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) so he could study computer animation. Then in 2008 I flew back there to help him move back to Kent after he got his degree. Each way we drove across country having a great time. We stopped for a day and looked for diamonds at the Arkansas Diamond Park simply because I had wanted to do that since I was a kid. Did not find a thing but it was still a kick thinking that we might at any time. A ten year old girl found a half carret diamond while we were there. I have no idea if the park is anywhere near where you are. He is now working on a film that will be in film festivals sometime the end of this year or start of 2011. Anyway those were two of the three times I have ever been in the eastern part of this country. Even when I was in the Marine Corps I was not let out of 29 Palms CA. I can only guess because of the work I did. When I asked why I was told I didn't need to know. Thanks for the meal offer!!! -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis STREGE ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The 5-Piece EASY SWING BAND will play for the Richland Seniors Association's All-Ages MARDI GRAS BALL Saturday February 6 from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Richland Community Center. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, and fabulous foods are being donated for the refreshments! Cost is still only $5 at the door. Come join us for a great evening! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Schaffer or Shaffer Sisters? 1956-1960? Anyone help with a spelling of the Schaffer Family. I believe they lived in an 'A' house at 1310 or 1312 Mahan. They would have been in high school in 1957 but I don't know what grade. Beth Ann McKenna's ('64) Mom believes one of the girls name was Barbara Schaffer. I didn't spot them in any class listings nor in a 1955 Columbian that I have. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Alan LOBDELL ('69) You spent time at 29 Palms! When I was in the Scouts we stayed over night at the base there on our way to New Mexico. It was summer and we pulled in there late at night, around 11:30. I think it was just exactly 100 degrees out. I can remember to this day that 29 Palms was just like Richland, without the people, without the river and without almost everything else! I always thought security there would consist of preventing those on base from sneaking out, not others sneaking in! BTW I am currently reconfirming that Puerta Vallarta is nicer than Seattle this time of year. Bomber cheers to all! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dave HANTHORN ('63), Earl BENNETT ('63) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John COLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary BENNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa RICCOBUONO ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori RAEKES ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) In the spirit of Mike FRANCO's ('70) entry in yesterday's Sandstorm, I am currently reconfirming that it is always hotter in Thailand than it is in Seattle any time of the year (but my wife, Noi, and I are having a great time nevertheless). -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from hot, hot, hot Bangkok, where we are staying cool with the air conditioner and lots of icy cold Singha beer! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Back in October (10/28 to be precise - I've been cleaning up OUTLOOK) you responded to Dennis HAMMER's ('64) "the older one gets, the faster time flies." Well, I listen to a National Public Radio station on the way to and from work when I'm out of range of the music station I like. They spoke of recent research that validates that maxim: Apparently the brain's ability to judge how fast time is passing changes as we grow older, and it was validated with properly documented studies on various age groups. Children are reasonably close in judging how long it takes for a minute to pass, while we elderly usually think it's been a minute in the 80 to 90 seconds range. Think about it: The time it takes for discrete events to occur doesn't change, but if your brain perceives 60 minutes have passed when in reality it's been 80-90 minutes, then it will seem like more than 30%+ additional events have occurred during what we perceive to be the same old minute/hour/day/week/year/whatever. They haven't determined whether it's a physical issue with changing synapse function as we age or something else or a combination of factors, but it's reassuring to know that time isn't really compressing on us. Regards, ecb3 - from central Virginia where we are in about the 12th hour of what portends to be another record-breaking storm for the next 24+ hours; I've already shoveled over two inches of heavy, wet snow off the 220-foot driveway - this is only six weeks after the record-breaking two-foot snow on December 20 (the mountain of bulldozed snow in one strip-mall parking lot in Charlottesville had still not disappeared as of the 6- inch snowfall last weekend). Yes, I know, this is nothing compared to other places, but we become accustomed ... -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: One More Time Calling All Bombers, Calling All Bombers Just one more time to get me over the top. Please take just one minute to go vote . "Google" Brian Dennert Here, then scroll down to "Confirmed: Bob Huber is considering Running for Mayor" scroll down a litter further and Vote for Barbra Williamson..AKA Jeanie Walsh, Gold Medal Class of '63 Bomber Cheers and Thanks a bunch! -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Note to me from: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Schafer Sisters Don't know if these are the two girls. They were cousins of my husband, Fred SCHAFER ('63-RIP): Barbara and Dorothy Schafer. Barbara lives in Benton City and Dorothy is deceased. Their dad was Bob Schafer and mother was Virginia both deceased. -Ann ENGEL Schafer (Gold class of '63). -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: One of God's own lunatics is havin a birthday If'n ya ain't familiar with the term, I think I'll send the clip with this email. Or maybe I hafta send it like a picture... yeah I'll do that... [Too big for the Sandstorm... I googled and came up with this link... you'll have to click the arrow to start the sound. -Maren] When Brad Wear ('68) sent it to me I opened it and had pretty much my normal reaction to the sound... wanted to barf... had the same reaction when our local airport got really huge... had only been sober a few years and was driving at night and all of a sudden saw what appeared to be flairs surrounding the town... almost barfed that time too... it was planes circling but didn't realize that at first... Naturally when this came to me the first time I hadda pass it on to one of my favorite of God's own lunatic's... glad I did... haven't seen him as often as I used to... he and Vicki ('66) used to visit Vegas with the GREER's ('65; '66) every year and it was always a kick to have dinner with them... not a big deal, just a nice quiet evening with people who have been special to me all of my life... which brings to mind a little incident that happened at my Constitutional Class the other night... for those who are new, I always introduce myself and tell where I grew up... I mean was raised... I explain that it was a town not of neighbors but of family... a town where if one kid gets cut, the rest of us bleed... hard for many people to understand... anyway I always explain the three "secret cities" during the War... well two of my "students" had to jump in... one was from Los Alamos and the other from Oakridge... what a small world... they fully understood our love for our heritage and the honor it carries... Our birthday boy is one of those family members I may not see enough, but my love for him never dims... he is a hero to me in every way... growing up, that term was often reserved for "older kids" (no ML ('63) not Bomber-babes... they never get old... by the way... Our own Number 10 ('64) mentioned the other day that he noticed I had a "thing" for ML; he even suggested some palindromes that might allow me to pledge my undying affection for her... darn... I forgot to use them... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... always a day late and a dollar short)... anyway, as we have gained in years, the term hero is no longer reserved for the older kids... so on the 6th of February, please join me in wishing Johnny (ok... John) COLE ('66) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: 29 Palms To: Mike Franco ("70) Yep! You got the right place. The one base no Marine ever wants to get stuck at. You drive east from the town of 29 Palms into an even bigger nothing. In the summer when we were out in the field for a week or so we would have to stay inside tents from about 1pm to 5pm because it would get so hot guys would collapse. Even after being there for a year getting use to the heat. Our yearly 20 mile hike was always in June I believe and was not looked forward to. Palm Springs was about 75 miles away but none of us could even afford to buy a drink unless we saved our money for months. I can't remember exactly which year '71 or '72 when Nixon gave us enlisted men a huge pay raise. My pay went from $160 a month to $320. We all thought we were rich when we got that first check. They did have to go out looking for guys after that weekend. Our base general would not allow us to be paid on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday because he knew half the men would not show up the next day. We always got paid Friday at noon and did not have to come back to base until Monday at noon. It's the only base I saw where when we had a Lt. General inspection we had to spray paint all the dead grass green. Of course we were not painters so sidewalks, sides of building, roads, power poles etc. got to have a green haze to them. It looked soooo bad! Never understood the logic in that. Was the Lt. General that dumb? Made me wonder who was leading us. All considered it was a great time in my young life and I'm glad I experienced it. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers (including the Cole Girls) sent stuff: Ken Heminger ('56wb), The five COLE Girls ('50, '52, '55, '63, and '63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry RICE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken Heminger ('56wb) Re: Sandy H I saw in the Sandstorm some time back where Sandy Howerter (a class mate) had a stroke.. Never saw any comments on her condition one way or the other after that. Just wanted her to know that I've been thinking about her, and hope she is recovering. -Ken Heminger ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Hey Maren, I sent birthday wishes to my brother, John ('66) but they're not in here [today, the 6th]. I sent them on Thursday for today. Did you receive my message? Thanks, [Karen, never received... here is the text of what was supposed to be in the Sandstorm for John's birthday on the 6th. -Maren] From: The five COLE Girls ('50, '52, '55, '63, and '63) Re: February 6th birthday of John Cole Happy birthday to our little brother, Johnny. Did you really think Col-Hi was named after us? All kidding aside John, we appreciate all you do for us and how well you take care of us. Have a wonderful day, we're thinking of you. Your big sisters, -Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), and Judie & Jackie ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Darvis BERGAM ('57), Ed WOOD ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Greg ALLEY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice PIERCE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnne GRENINGER ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy LEMLER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darvis BERGAM Bobo ('57) Re: Arizona Bomber Lunch -Darvis BERGAM Bobo ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Tim Smyth ('62) and Debbie stopped by last night on their way through Colorado for their grand road trip from NY to AZ. It was great to visit and see how we're now settling into retirement. Of course he had to make Janice and me jealous since he's a grandfather several times over, with more on the way. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Mardi Gras Parade Went to see 3 parades Saturday and decided I was ONLY gonna put green and gold beads on... Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 40 and New Orleans is WILD tonight. Folks still partying in the French Quarter. TV is still broadcasting "live" from parties all over New Orleans. Police on horseback in the Quarter... Channel 6 has "all night" coverage... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) Re: Bomber hoops Just had to comment on the game last Friday night at Art Dawald gym. One of the most exciting finishes in years. Playing Walla Walla who had beaten them at the buzzer in Wa-hiville. Both teams are fighting for top spot in the small 7-team league. Down 11-0 to start, closed to 2 at half, back and forth, technical foul on the Bomber coach, 9 point lead for WW, then 6 then a 3 pointer and steal and with 3 seconds to go Dylan Radliff cans a three and Bombers take a lead and with 3 seconds left and a long shot goes off the backboard and rim for the Blue Devils. Great game with a big crowd. Re: Reader boards If you have not been in town recently Richland is being taken over by flashing reader boards. 2 small ones for the Uptown shopping center, one working and one not. Police station has one, CUP church has one, Hapo, and various other places around town. It is a little annoying and I cannot imagine those being around in one of our neighborhoods growing up in Richland. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ In overcast 50 Richland where the winter is mild and its a lot colder here than where Mike Franco ('70) is. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Roy BALLARD ('63) Patty de la BRETONNE ('65), Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DUNN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane BRADY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen MOORE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Yvonne LING ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HAUSENBUILLER ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Newspapers from around the world WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THIS IS REALLY GOOD Just put your mouse on a city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up... [You should see New Orleans today!! -Maren] Double click and the page gets larger... you can read the entire paper on some if you click on the right place. You can spend forever here. Http:// Also, if you look at the European papers {click towards the top to get out of USA}, the far left side of Germany will pop up as The Stars & Stripes (European edition, of course). AND, this site changes every day with the publication of new editions of the paper. You could spend days on this site. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ From balmy Pasco where it is 43 at 8;30pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 A note, the meeting of the R2K committee will be this Wednesday the 10th at 6:30 in the cafeteria at RHS, We need a lot of participation. Come and help us plan this big event. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) Hey class of '65, are we having a 45th reunion next summer? Is anything in the works? Just wondering. -Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) ~ in balmy Seattle **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) Re: Col-Hi Class of '70 40th Reunion Meeting VI Just a reminder... Our next meeting will be held today: Tuesday, February 9, 2010. 7:00 pm at the Richland Community Centers North Room. -Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Patti JONES ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Tim SMYTH ('62) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry MOLNAA ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda WOODS ('61wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Catching up and grinding It is 2 AM and I am recovering from nearly 5 hours in the dentist chair in a restoration blitz... As a person with true fear and immense dislike of dentistry I had to make some choices or probably regret putting them off any longer. But that much grinding has developed into a state of misery keeping me awake. Not in pain, just stiff and sore, and jangled nerves. The mega thousands of dollars estimated in Tacoma, WA (over $8,000) has melted down to well less then $2,000 in Algadones, Mexico. I have another hour of final grinding tomorrow and then get the 7 caps installed next Monday the 15th. I am on the pyro's version of "Spring Break". Western WinterBlast starts Wed PM at Lake Havasu City Sara Park, So of the city. So Jackie and I left home early and came down to spend a couple of days with long time friend Gus KEENEY ('57) in Yuma. Will run up there on Wed the 10th. I have a seminar to do and we have clients for the demos of the Firelinx firing system coming in from Austral, Germany, and several from the eastern US. So it will be a busy 4 days during the days, and FIREWORKS for hours every night! Our foreign guests arrived in Las Vegas this afternoon. They will drive down to Havasu Wed. And as luck would have it, the transmission in my Windstar was making grinding sounds as I was approaching Gus's house. It only has 200,000 miles on it. The 4 Taurus/Ford wagons that I owned all went over 325,000. Ok, OK, a couple of the trannys didn't go that far but some did and the rest of the cars were mechanically fine. I take good care of my vehicles as my transportation is critical. The tranny shop will pull it tomorrow and I should have the bad news about the time I get out of the chair of misery. But Gus has loaned me his old T-bird to get around in till I get the "black block" back. I feel privileged to have such good friends. I had a very bad Dec. Could not get the loss of my oldest daughter out of my mind and kept breaking down for hours at a time. But once past Christmas things got better. I now have another great-grandson and another GGC on the way. Granddaughter Adina in Buffalo says this may not be the last of them, they may decide to have one more to round it off at 5. And yes, husband Brian has a very solid position in his employment. Granddaughter Jessie in Phoenix is delighted to have at last, conceived. So the family line continues. Granddaughter Caitlyn has received and accepted a 4 year total free ride scholarship to a PA Catholic University, in Philadelphia I think it is. I will get the details in late May when I am Temecula for her HS graduation. She has a very soft voice over the phone and being quite hard of hearing, I did not get it all when she called last week. She had quite a few offers but this one seemed best. I am delighted for her. Thanks to those putting notes of the Bomber Basketball season on the Sandstorm. Even when I am home in Tacoma that news is hard to come by as the west side papers seem to not always have room on the page or something. And of course I am on the move often especially these last several months. I am on a serious sales campaign to increase business. At least every other week I am off to the 4 corners of our 5 state territory. I am a good salesperson, but if you want the business "you gotta make the calls", and fireworks are by far, best sold face to face. Small World stuff... I was meeting with the General Manager of the Alaska State Fair in January and mentioned getting my start in Richland and he said "then you're a Bomber?". I asked how he knew the Bombers? He worked in Pasco for a while. Not sure if it was Trac or the Chamber of Commerce. Did my usual New Year's display at Dutch Harbor Alaska. Spent Christmas in Anchorage with Jackie and was off the next night hurtling through the black, really ugly winds, bouncing all over the sky in a small aluminum tube with 29 other white-faced souls. But the show was a delight for the good citizens of the north. Just maybe one of my best ever. It was a flawless 21 minutes of glitz, glitter, and noise. A lot of work but the hugs and handshakes made it all worthwhile. I was a bit embarrassed the next afternoon when I had lunch in a local cafe and was recognized and received a round of applause and lots of nice comments. Are there any Bomber Alums in Portugal? I will be there next October to present a tech paper to the International Symposium On Fireworks. It will be in the city of Porto, a seaport in the north part of the country. I plan to stop in England on the way home to visit the "Village of Mattingley" in Hampshire. We have some evidence that Thomas Mattingly was born (circa 1600) in the "Greene-Mattingly Cottage" that is still in use there. He was believed to be the first Mattingly to set foot in America and I (and my brothers Mike ('77) and Mark ('77)) are his direct defendant. Jackie is an expert in genealogy and has it well documented. The "e" in the last name was dropped by those in the family who espoused the Catholic faith and split off from those who were church of England followers, and they emigrated to Baltimore in America. I am keeping an eye on my personal calendar as I hope to be able to make the 50th reunion of Class of '60, and Club 40. There are three events that may need the priority. We'll see how it goes. I am hearing rumors of another fireworks display in Richland. Will be there in a couple of weeks to check it out. Hummm, I wonder if "the crew" is up to doing another display? Setting up and shooting displays is more fun in the summer. Ok I have rambled enough... Please remember all our ailing Bomber friends in your prayers and say a few words for America and those in the military. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ Yuma, AZ where the days are warm. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, February 13, 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 -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Well, winter has finally found this little corner of the world, down here on the Ohio in the Tri-State area of Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. It will be in the low teens again tonight, with about 6 inches of snow, but at least we aren't in the running for the most snow. I've been in 40 inches of snow once at Squaw Valley, CA (1968) and once in Cincinnati, Ohio (2004), and don't need that experience again... We will celebrate Fat Tuesday with a pancake supper and then have our Ash Wednesday service on the next evening, as that is Ash Wednesday. I remember the first time I ever saw anyone with ashes on her forehead. She was a catholic gal in our dorm, Streit-Perham, a girl's dorm it is very common to get marked with ashes at an Ash Wednesday service, even we Methodists are doing it... Blessings to all, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN I think Tim Smyth ('62) drove right by my house to get to Ed Wood's ('62) and I owe him a dinner.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Thank you to Ed Wood ('62) and his wife Janice for an awesome dinner and visit at their wonderful home in Morrison, CO (suburban Denver). It was great to recall old classmates and find out what they are doing now. Tomorrow Wednesday, Debby and I are leaving Denver and off to Salt Lake, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, before spending March in Arizona. We hope the weatherman cooperates with our plans. Then April back to reality and back to New York. We are missing our daughters and eight grandchildren. -Tim SMYTH ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Area Lunch Social WHEN: Saturday - February 20, 2010 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 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. It's very easy to find. RSVP: Tom Hemphill 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. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. SPECIAL PRESENTATION: We are going to have a special presentation by one of our classmates for entertainment. DON'T MISS OUT!!! -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It begins Yeah, I know... because of my inability to manage my yellow stickies, last year I suggested that I may do a mass birthday greeting to a certain dynasty of Bomber-babes... nah... that would be just flat wrong... not to mention against my best interest... I mean think about it... I do a mass HB and it is over and done... then each individual b-day goes unrecognized... or I do each one in turn and put even the faintest smile on those individual Bomber-babe faces... I know the answer to that one... even a dumb little kid whose feet don't touch the floor at the big kids' table can figure that one out... so that's that and unless I goof up my yellow stickies again this year I'm gonna wish each one of these babes a personal HB and that's the way it's gonna be... plus, today, there is an added bonus... so from all of us to each of you... here's a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) and another big one to Mary Lou WATKINS' ('63) Mommy Dearest too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill WINGFIELD ('67) Hey Maren, how did you get those beads? [I'll never tell!!! -Maren] -Bill WINGFIELD ('67) ~ Santa Fe, NM ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Dave MILLER ('67), Jeri COLLINS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CARTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Drew COUGHREN ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Old Dogs and new tricks First off, thanks to Maren for not making me feel stupid yesterday with my entry for today. It all started out on Monday... a moderately hectic day... ended here at the office fairly late but I had no meetings after leaving work which has become quite rare... I noted that it was the 8th and that Cheryl's ('60) and ML's Mom's birthdays were on the 9th and I hadn't been able to compose my little note... as I was trying to get out and didn't have a sticky note handy I emailed myself a note... cool... I'd do the HB from home... well with no meetings after work I just vegged... well kinda... started reading the Nevada Constitution to prepare my questions for Judicial candidates for the Veterans in politics interviews... then actually hit the ol sackero a little early... ahhh what a life... next morning checked the computer for emergencies and headed off to a full day of at work meetings and then more after... got home and figured I'd log on for a minute... there it was... note to self... so I dashed off my little HB note, not realizing that my note to self was now two days old! You see, a sticky note in the pocket is very hard to miss... you pull it out and say... oh... I need to do this... simple... an email on the other hand must be found and opened... if the computer is left off... it just aintagonna be found... sure enough... I woke up today and started doing my daily readings... they all said today was the 10th... that seemed weird for some reason... oh yeah cuz the birthdays were on the 9th and they are gonna appear in the Sandstorm on the 10th... a hurried look at the wall calendar confirmed that I had blown it again... back to yellow stickies for this boy! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Probably a great big THANKS of gratitude to Gary Behymer ('64), as I assume he is the one who was the major person involved in taking the pictures at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery. It is much appreciated, Gary! If you missed it, it is one you will want to check out! Thanks so very much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: Riche court Thought I would say something about Riche Court since Dee WALLACE ('60) made me aware that I never have. Since I read the Sandstorm every couple of days and catch up. My three brothers and I moved from what I thought it was west Jadwin but the google map doesn't support that. Anyway it was an A-frame across the street from the LDS church and we moved from Longview, WA in 1958. Maybe 1960 we moved to Riche court, which is a T-shaped court and there were so many kids there we could get teams going for any sport. There was Fred Moberg and Steve and Claudia then the Boulanges, Chris and several sisters and next was the Neils, Phil, Steve and Mike and I don't remember who was in the end house but I remember a wedding taking place there, so probably older than the rest of us. Besides the next house which I don't remember was the Andersons, Ron, Eric and John. These names are all oldest that I remember first. I recall that Ron, Phil and Chris were a year or so older than I was and all played basketball on the high school team. The Boulanges concreted in half of their back yard and put in a basketball court with I think a regulation size backboard out of two by sixes. Football was played in the Andersons back yard since they owned both sides of the "A" house and had the biggest back yard. Riche court was a great place to grow up, wether it was winter or summer. If the weather was to bad it was marathon monopoly games in the Wallaces basement or canasta or hearts. We learned how to play every card game there was including Baccarat after reading about it in the James Bond books. I still think of Mikey Neil, he got the first banana seat bike in the court one christmas. His older brother Phil had a nickname for him since he was always trying to join the teams and we usually let him because he sure was fast for being the youngest one. I wonder if he remembers what it was, cause I do. Peace to all, Bombers rule -Dave MILLER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeri COLLINS Sandberg ('68) Re: The Class of 1968 30...The Second Time July 30-31 Friday night there will be an informal social at The Knights of Columbus. Saturday morning we will be having Spudnuts in the park. And enjoy an informal catered BBQ at The Knights of Columbus on Saturday night. Make plans for a fun weekend this summer! If you have any questions contact me. -Jeri COLLINS Sandberg ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Luana IVERS ('52), John ADKINS ('62) Tony SHARPE ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HAYNES ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat CALDWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon LAYBOURN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane WORDEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Hodge ('71NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janeen THORNTON ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) What happened to my Feb. 11th Sandstorm? It's usually here by at least 2:00 AM, but, nothing today. -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Military Tribute I have begun the process of breaking out each branch of service for the R2K+10 Tribute display. Please have another look at the file: Maybe you know someone else that deserves to be included - maybe you deserve to be included. Let me know - we want as many bombers included as we can get. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - The Red winged blackbirds are back - next will be the Kerlew and the Sandhill Cranes - and the seasons turn. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony SHARPE ('63) Re: R2K + 10 Wine Tour Hey all wine lovers and R2K + 10 attendees, I have been asked to do a straw poll on whether there is enough interest in doing a Winery tour as part of the event this year, so here goes; Tour date would have to be Friday, June 25th from 11:30AM to 4:30PM , and the cost would be $30.00 per person. The tour would visit approximately 5 wineries from the Red Mountain area (Benton City) to Prosser, and I would be your tour host. (The planning committee is graciously allowing me to participate in the event.) I am looking for a firm commitment from at least 15 people to charter a small bus (capacity is 20) or from at least 25 people to charter a larger (45 person) coach. I will have to restrict the participation to a maximum of 45 people or one coach only due to time and host constraints. If you are attending, and would like to participate, send me an email with your name and the number attending. Please also include your email address in the response. -Tony SHARPE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Grave Markers et al I am not part of the great doings of recording grave markers in Richland. I did send a thank you to the individual who photographed many of the gravestones. Sharing with you the following: Re: Benton County WA Archives Photo Tombstone From LP Dawes Thank you for your kind words! Taking of the cemetery photos has been a hobby we just "fell into", and have enjoyed it very much. My husband Larry DAWES ('54-RIP) was a Bomber and sister's husband is a Richland Bomber (class of '57). There always seems to be a lot of pride in the hearts of Richland Columbia High School graduates. My husband lived for his first years in Richland in a "B" house at 1416 Thayer ~ his parents moved here from St. Louis in 1944. Thank you for sharing. It's always good to hear that someone appreciates our efforts. Re: Cemetery pictures Gary, Thanks for putting together that group of cemetery pictures. I found the one of my parents' grave, which I hadn't seen in a while since I dont get up to Richland very often. Again, thanks for an innovative and creative effort. Fred SEGREST ('57) Re: Schafer Girls Many thanks to a number of you that sent me information on the Schafer sisters (Dorothy & Barb) and that includes class photos from the yearbook. FYI -Dorothy is deceased while Barbara lives in Benton City. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Yellow stickies rule! No rain! (no not the chant from Woodstock... just a happy statement!) It's birthday time according to my yellow sticky cheat sheet... no more email messages for me... so today we gots 2 of my favorite '65ers and a big kid that we all loved and miss like crazy... One of the '65ers never seems to be around these days tho his older brother always seems to make every event Bombers have... hint hint hint... the other '65er is almost always around tho someone (gee maybe the one kid's brother if memory serves... tho it seldom does) mentioned a few months ago that this Bomber-babe had a little function to which I received no invite... hey Sweets, that's ok... I can take rejection and I hold no grudges (never did get that damned transistor radio and Terry DAVIS ('65) called me a mean name when we were 6... ooops... I do carry grudges... 2 of them for sure... the first is when I was about 5... we were in Hurt's and I was waiting for my mother... some nasty, evil little girl came out from the garment racks and called me a : dummy dopey, dummy dopey, dummy dopey, dum"... still hate that little girl and then in '69, I was transferred from one outfit to another on the same base because I was a "senior" NCO... all of 23 and I was "senior... I was visiting some of my buddies and this boot Lt. demanded to know who I was and why I was there... I explained and he gave me a snotty little boot Lt. look and said "breeze it"... plotted that dim bulb's demise for years after that!)... so anyway, Birthday girl... I may get over it by June... we'll see... so the purpose of this little ditty is to celebrate the birth of these two '65ers and remember the birth of one of my big kid heroes (still got his shirt proudly displayed)... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pat CALDWELL ('65) and Shanon LAYBOURN ('65) on February 12, 2010 and an HB and I miss you to Freddie SCHAFER ('63 RIP)... love you, Ann ('63)! Re: Check out 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremony tape delayed for West Coast Ok... kids... opening ceremonies to start Friday at 6 for us... (pacific)... Terry DAVIS ('65) thinks his Silverado commercial will air during the opening... cross yer fingers and toes... -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill WINGFIELD (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: Richie court Having grown up in the 1400 block of McPherson, I also remember some good bb games over on Richie Court. Thanks for the reminder Dave. -Bill WINGFIELD (BRC - '67) ~ Santa Fe, NM ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dee WALLACE ('60) Matt FILIP ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff CURTIS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny WRIGHT ('63) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne Wallace & Elva McGhan ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dee WALLACE ('60) Re: Riche Court I lived in Riche Court thru Jason Lee, Chief Jo, and Col-Hi years. (I can't recall the dates though). We had some great baseball games in the "alley" behind Riche Court. I lived at 1407 with a big lawn to mow and 7 bing cherry trees. it was my job to guard the trees from cherry thieves and Alvin Pippitt would beat me up weekly until Melvin Brizendibe beat him up and was the court hero. Memories, what would we do without them? -Dee WALLACE ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt FILIP ('77) Bombers, et al, If humor IS the best medicine I recommend that Mr. Brad UPTON ('74) be nominated as a representative supporting our nation's health. His humor is not only narcotic it is an absolute dose of a brilliant mind that has to be administered more than once for any chance of well being and progress. I am willfully accepting that fact today while laughing hysterically listening to Brad perform once again on CD... rediscovering something genuine and wonderful. Kevin KING ('75) and I had the utmost pleasure in watching Brad's live performance in Santa Ynez, CA along with the legendary Johnny Mathis on 11 Feb 2010. Johnny was perfect but Brad was spectacular. Naturally having grown entirely in Richland, minus J. Mathis, we knew that we were not to be let down from one of our own. This is just one simple example of how wonderful Richland really is. Courageous intelligent people making other semi-intelligent, yours truly, (albeit misguided) yearn for home and a place that I know and treasure will always be secure. Never forget the good stuff: Hooky bobbing, tomatoe throwing, keggar hopping, skinny dipping, water skiing, Port O' Benton/ Water Treatment jumping, Ernie Curtis running, skunk spraying, Hole #2 starting, Seargent Lloyd learning, river sparking and life learning plus so much more to be discussed at a future date. Ain't that a kick in the head? -Dean Martin -Matt FILIP ('77) ~ Winter is over and the sunshine is back. Looking at the mid-seventies real soon. Arroyo Grande (big ditch) CA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/2010 ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Patti COLE ('52), Tony DURAN ('55) Charlotte NUGENT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dore TYLER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill ROE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki MOSLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val GHIRARDO ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane CARPENTER ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence FULCHER ('51) & Gloria ADAMS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti COLE Pierce ('52) The 5 Cole sisters want to wish a very Happy Birthday to our sister in law, Vicki MOSLEY Cole ('66) on February 14th. She has been our brother Johns' Sweetheart for over 40 years and we are grateful for her keeping him so happy!!! Have a great Day, Vicki! Love, Barb ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), Judie ('63), & Jackie ('63) -Patti COLE Pierce ('52) ~ from a nice, mostly sunny day in Richland after a month of fog and gray skies... we are thinking SPRING **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) For all Bombers to enjoy!! When you go thru this you will see just how amazing these pictures are and the attention to detail, Kooooooooooooooooool. -Tony DURAN ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I thought those old cars were REAL when I first looked. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) I just found Facebook two weeks ago and it has been great to keep up with people. Thanks to that and Alumni Sandstorm, I am more in touch. And thanks to Susan BAKER ('64) I have become quite a farmer in Farmville. Just wanted to thank you too Maren for all the hard work you do... it is way beyond me how you can accomplish this newsletter every day. -Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy Dang... birthday? Valentine's? What should I say... can't much say one without the other on February 14th... so I guess I just make it a "true daily double"... so we got two Bomber-babes with birthdays and valentines day to boot... dang... roses are red... nah that's old hat... gotta do better than that (I watched as much as I could of the Olympic's opening ceremony and never did see Terrance Knox, aka Terry DAVIS' ('65) TV ad, but I am very proud of him for finally making that switch... I mean acting is very lonely work when the jobs are few... but this new thing just might pan out for the boy)... so back to birthdays... One is the sweetie of a guy I wished HB to the other day and the other one is someone many many people see every Saturday and some even more often I'm sure... she always runs to the hair dresser when she hears Davis and me outside... but she just can't escape her biggest fans... so who are these girls? Why Vicki MOSLEY Cole ('66) and Val GHIRARDO ('72) of course... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the birthday girls and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL THE BOMBER BABES! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) I swear, I paid Matt FILIP ('77) nothing to write about the show he saw! Thanks, Matt! I know a number of people wanted to come see the show but it was sold out. If you want Johnny Mathis tix you need to get 'em early! I have a show with him on March 21st in Naples, FL that is already sold out. I also have shows on April 30th in Newark, NJ and May 2nd in Philadelphia, PA. Go to for ticket info. I'll be back at Harvey's in Portland, OR next Wed-Sun! Let's see... where else... Laugh's in Kirkland Mar. 25-27th and at the Wenatchee Convention Center on April 17th. Those shows are just me... no Johnny. Sorry. -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/2010 19 Days until Iditarod XXXVIII (38) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NO Bomber sent anything today. BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Jo ROSE ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/2010 ~ HAPPY MARDI GRAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers & Tracy Beddo sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) daughter of Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James CLATWORTHY ('46) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley DAVIS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toby HUFF ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther DAWSON ('73wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) So sorry to hear that William "Morris" Massey ('54) passed away on February 13th at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland. Morris was such a dear friend in high school and spent a lot of time at our house. My dad loved to have him go down in the basement to help develop film in our dark room. Dad could never figure out why I didn't end up with Morris. In fact, these last years whenever Morris would see one of my granddaughters he would say "Your great grandpa wanted me to marry your grandmother". We always got a kick out of him. He was like a big brother to me. Our heart goes out to Carol ('53) and her family for this great loss. The obit is not in the paper yet. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Yo! Maren, Do you have a dog in this race? NASCAR was a disappointment. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Steve, Assuming you mean the Iditarod. No, I don't have a dog in the race... I've just been a fan since living in Alaska for 15 years. 17 days to go.... -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tracy Beddo, daughter of Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) Hi all- My name is Tracy Beddo and I am Marilyn's daughter. I wanted to send a "Thank You" to all of you who sent prayers and thoughts for my mother throughout her surgery and after. I am so amazed at the love and outreach all the bombers gave. You are truly amazing people. At this point in time, mom is still recuperating and having a tough time healing. I've yet to see the doctor about their finding on her having neo-plast syndrome and do not know the details or what it entails until I do. She goes to one of the doctors who was in the rehab dept of the U of U hospital and hopefully he can enlighten us. I never realized that I would be dealing with being the adult to one of my parents and it so hard to see her like that. In some ways it was easier raising my kids. It's hard having to see my mom going through this and seeing I am having to tell her things I would be answering to my children. i think what I am trying to say is my life was my mom raising me and her telling me yes or no and do this and here I am saying "Here, hang up your clothes (as if she didn't know how to do it). She is so lost right now and I wish I knew how to save her or snap my fingers and it would all go away. I have to be tough because she needs me. I've been reading the sandstorm that comes to her mailbox and I know a lot of you have things you are going through and if mom could do it, she would be hoping for the best for you as well. I still have the website up and am trying to get things updated on there as I have updates so please continue checking out the site as I will post in the next few days. Thanks again for all your caring and loving thoughts. -Tracy Beddo, daughter of Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt DONAHUE ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Floyd MELTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Holley ANDERSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY (the Tin Can Class of '45) Re: James CLATWORTHY ('46) Jim, Happy birthday yesterday to you, you ol goat. Are you still biking all over W. Virginia, dodging coal trucks? I will be sending you some info regarding club 40 that you might be interested in. -Dick McCOY (the Tin Can Class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Tracey Beddo, daughter of Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) Re: Your mom's care Tracey, I totally understand your "toughness" with your mom... my oldest daughter, Traci, is also having to be "tough" with me... it isn't an easy task, but I am so glad that she is willing to do it... this cancer stuff is the pits and the cure is almost worse than the blasted disease! My daughter has to "fight" with me over some things, too... then we cry and laugh and go on. It isn't easy on the care-giver at all, but your mom is very lucky to have you and your willingness to help her. In fact, my granddaughter (Traci's 16-year old daughter) told her the other day "You are being mean to your mom and you can't talk to her like that"... we laughed and my daughter explained to her daughter that she has to be "mean" to me at times, or I don't do what I am supposed to! Hang in there, Tracey, you have many Bomber prayers going out to you and your mom. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA we are still having foggy mornings and even ice and snow on the grapevine and in Tehachapi, so Winter is still here for a bit longer and I am a "happy camper" as this is my kind of weather! *grin* ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich GREENHALGH ('59wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BELLISTON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen THORNTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: N.C. crash seriously injures Kennewick soldier I have been holding off sending this until the article was published in the Tri-City Herald so I could send the link, I have known it would be published since Saturday. I have a grand nephew (wife's side) who was just about to get out of the Army when he and his wife were involved in a serious auto accident. For the first two or three days we knew very little, and some of that turned out to be wrong. The article does not say, but they were taken to separate hospitals. He was far more serious than she was. Against doctor's advice she checked herself out and went to the hospital he was in. Her mother flew out of the Tri-Cites and had no problem getting there; my niece, his mother who lives on the Oregon coast, drove to Portland and had some trouble flying back there due to the weather. His brother is also in the Army and stationed only an hour and a half from Greenville and can see him every other day. Just a few hours ago I heard that the Army wants to move him to one of their hospitals, but the Pitt County Memorial Hospital is trying to keep them from doing so saying he should not be moved yet. Apparently he did not have a good day today. update blog: I did write about him in the Sandstorm three and a half years ago although I did not call him by name. I went looking for the entry in the Sandstorm Archives. (Thank God for Google) It was when we were talking about "Little America" in Wyoming and the tree growing out of a solid rock. I will just quote a little from the 08/19/06 Alumni Sandstorm to maybe jog someone's memory. "The last time I was there was 1977. We went to Iowa and took my wife, her mother, and three nieces. ... A few months ago (29 years later) one of those nieces was having a get-together for one of her sons who was heading back east for some special Army training. When I found out the route he and his wife were taking, I mentioned he would be going by that tree in the rock. His mother then said, "I remember that!!!" I asked him to look for it and let me know if it was still there. I have heard that he did call back, said it was still there, and seemed to be quite excited about it." -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Kennewick **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We got some great kids... don't we It is pretty scary when I start posting the birthdays of my friends' kids in the ol Sandstorm... I know my Baby girl isn't a baby any more except to me... we still say all the goofy stuff we did when she was little... you know those words you mispronounce and stuff... that when you say it in public by mistake people look at you like you're a moron... We always sang "God only knows where I'd be without shoes"... our little joke... but ya tend to say it in real speak when talking to others... She always thought "Little Deuce Coupe" was "Little Blue Scoop"... but the one line I could never get off the record she got with no problem... "I got the pink slip Daddy"... I had NO clue what they said in that line... then there was when she was three... walking thru the grocery store singing at the top of her lungs: "Pleeeeeeeeeeeez Daddy don't get drunk this Christmas... " and like the time she asked me to cut her some cheese and I made "that" sound... ahhhhhhh... parenthood can be grand can't it... all those memories... Well Lyman's ('65) little girls are having a birthday and I'm sure he'll be in memory land all day on February 19th.. hope he ain't spent all that money he made as an extra in Terry's ('65) film... cuz it's HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Katie and Diana Powell ('02)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Morris Massey ('54) ~ 7/28/34 - 2/13/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Norm HARDING ('50), Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" GARRISON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn NOBLE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana POWELL ('02) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill WEDBERG & Barb O'MALLEY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norm HARDING ('50) Re: 1950 reunion Hugh Pickett ('50) wrote to ask if there was going to be a Class of '50 reunion. Didn't I see something about that some months back? Can't find anything on the reunion site. -Norm HARDING ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Spring on the central coast I'm just checking in from the beautiful Central Coast of California, which I have been blessed to call home for most of the last 41 years. Spring starts early here, often the first week of February, when some ornamental fruit trees burst into bloom. Right now our area is doing its annual spring imitation of Ireland, a month or so early this year, what with the heavy early rains. The land is emerald green as far as you can see, which is pretty far here, so green the hills seem to glow in the afternoon sun. Masses of wild mustard are sweeping across the valley, punctuating the green with yellow. Up in the north county the almond orchards are nearing full bloom, the white blossoms in stark contrast to the dark tree trunks and green grass below them. You can lay on the sand at Pismo Beach and look up at the beautiful unspoiled green hills just behind the beach. There are a lot of hills here, and most of them look pretty much as they did 200 years ago. I wish all you Bombers could see it. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'Nuther Bomber-babe day Wow, I was glad to see in the Sandstorm that I still have my maiden name... gotta check the ol' ID now and then to make sure... so what we got here is a failure to communicate... this here Birthday-babe has me so confused... I just never will understand girls... she's one a them '66ers that used to call us '65er boyz "their boyz"... Her boy was actually Tony HARRAH ('65), my mentor back in the day... I wuzn't her boy cuz I'd never horn in on a pal... can't help it... just loyal that way... but hey... they aren't together now... anyway, as I said, I will just never understand girls... the other day I wanted to let her know I was anticipating her special day so I wrote and asked her if we were going to celebrate the way we always do... she musta got the wrong message cuz she said I was a Bad Boy and hadda delete my message... I can't figure it out for the life of me... all I asked was... well generally speaking... I mean hmmmmmmmmm... maybe I was a little too specific... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ann COFFMAN ('66) on February 19, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Harlan Foote ('61) ~ 8/9/43 - 2/18/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gene KELLER ('50), Gloria ADAMS ('54) Maren Smyth ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy PIERCE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann COFFMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda GRAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn HERIFORD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BISHOP ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don DASCENZO ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Buddy Gene KELLER ('50) To: Norm HARDING ('50) Norm, Our 60th. class reunion is set in conjunction with Club 40 reunion on September 10,11,and 12. Art Martin ('50) will be getting a mailing out to all 1950 class members with addresses that Club 40 has or he has saved. Please inform as many as you know and let them know of the get-to-gather on the 10th, 11th, and 12th. I'm glad you and Hugh are inquiring and hopefully we can visit again after our last reunion ten years ago. My e-mail is new as I have moved to a retirement community in Tacoma. -Gene KELLER ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Clarence FULCHER ('51) A former classmate suggested I put this in the Sandstorm as other former classmates might want to know. Clarence suffered a heart attack last week. He is now out of the hospital and doing well. One artery was completely blocked and 2 others are partially blocked. One stent was inserted at this time and the others will be monitored regularly. The challenge he has right now is getting his diabetes under control. His sugar count went up to 470 the night he had the heart attack and they were not able to get it any lower than 330 before we left the hospital. It should never be higher than 140 for those not familiar with this condition. He's taking 4 shots a day plus many pills to help get him stabilized for both the heart condition and the diabetes. His cancer continues to be in remission but it is still in his bone marrow and his blood, which means it's throughout his body. The Dr. says it's just a question of time before it matastisizes again somewhere in his body. Please keep him in your prayers. Thank you, -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) Re: 14 Days till 2010 Iditarod XXXVIII (38) - Official Iditarod Site 71 teams so far and that does NOT include the teams that have withdrawn. GREAT article on the website about who can possibly win this year: It's Time To Get the Show on the Road Bomber Cheers, -Maren Smyth ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 42 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: somebody just shoot me Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... I am afraid that even yellow stickies do not help when you pass a certain point in life... I had always hoped it would be around 110 when I would START to lose it a little, but the last two days have shown me that I am becoming a doddering old fool at a very young age... next I'll be slobbering on myself and have cracker crumbs all over my chin... So I was a day ahead for the POWELL Twins ('02) and the wonderful Ms COFFMAN ('66) in my HB's but my heart was in the right place... Miss Nancy ('65) I am going to get yours right and I mean it! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dee WALLACE ('60), Marj QUALHEIM (60) Jean BRUNTLETT ('62), Jerry Lewis ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil GILSTRAP ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David KELLER ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dee WALLACE ('60) Re: 1960 class reunion Is there a firm date for the 50th reunion for the class of 1960? Would someone please let me know so I can start making plans (and making god laugh) -Dee WALLACE ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marj QUALHEIM Haggard (60) Re: Class of 1960s 50th Reunion Committee Meeting WHERE: Rosys Diner (Next to the Hampton Inn) WHEN: Wednesday February 24th at 6:00 PM. WHO: Class of 1960 members, spouses and guests. See you there. -Marj QUALHEIM Haggard (60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) I have been reading an interesting book on the Wallula Gap, "Where the Great River Bends: A natural and Human History of the Columbia at Wallula." It is edited by Robert J. Carson, of Whitman College, & includes photographs by Dianne KORNBERG ('63). -Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) ~ in sunny Cheney, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jerry Lewis ('73) Re: JFK Hanford visit, September 26, 1963. Please help me identify the people up on the stand. You can add comments to the photo pages or send them to me. In #3 is Henry "Scoop") Jackson. I don't know the others. In I'm pretty sure #6 is Gov. Albert Rosellini and I think #7 is Rev. Sweeney [I agree... #7 is Father Sweeney. -Maren] In #4 is Warren Magnuson. Don't know the others. Looking at the program, I see two other names - Glenn C Lee (publisher of the TCH) and The Rev. John M. Finney. I worked at the Herald in '72 & '73 and I remember Lee, but it's his crew-cut/flat-top which really sticks in my mind, which I don't see here. Thanks -Jerry Lewis ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan NOBLE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CHOATE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve GALLOWAY ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis LYNCH ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Portland Bomber Lunch At the lunch last Saturday (20th) someone brought a 1962 Columbian. Nothing unusual about that at a Bomber gathering, except that the '62 Columbian might be (or have) a rare commodity. You see, it has in a picture of Mr. Elton Anderson ("beloved" shop teacher and study hall supervisor) not wearing a plaid shirt. It has been asserted by many historians that he was born wearing a plaid shirt, and through out life, had closet full of them. The challenge now being to all and sundry to find evidence in other Columbians prior to 1962 of Mr. Anderson not wearing plaid. "Quick, Watson, the game is afoot." [I was VERY surprised. Find Mr. Anderson from 1949 to 1964 with only TWO plaid shirts ('58 and '60) -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: JFK Hanford visit, September 26, 1963. Thanks to Jerry Lewis ('73) for the informative pictures about JFK's visit to Hanford. I remember that day - very hot, and Bright!! Looking at all the dignitaries in the picture - and the only people I see wearing sunglasses are JFK and his Secret Service agents. Tri-Citians couldn't have been accustomed to that bright sun and heat, could they? I wonder what all the visitors were thinking about this large group of people standing in the desert 25 miles from anywhere? -Dwight CAREY ('68) ~ Enjoying a clear, sunny day in the Tri-Cities ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty CONNER ('52), Dwain MEFFORD ('56) Marj QUALHEIM ('60), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BRANUM ('57wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PEASHKA ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb COLLINGS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil LYTLE ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack MORROW ('52) & Pat ACKLEY ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Re: Doug SANSOM ('52) Maren: Just a few minutes to send this in... Yesterday, we admitted Doug to a Hospice house here in Vancouver. He is shutting down - could be 'any time' - or a long wait. Our 6 kids are gathering around, along with grandkids. What a comfort they are!! I know there are those out there who remember him/us from long ago land. We have so enjoyed the Sandstorm, and news of all of you. I've sent out email to non-Bombers, and family. We are here in Vancouver, WA where we moved in November, 2008. I knew we had to be close to doctors, as even then he was having major problems. We had to walk away from our home in the mountains in Goldendale, WA. We have been married 55 and a half years!! We will all miss him so! Can't imagine a life without him!!! I will try to respond to email as I can. I've been at the hospital with him for about a month. I'm 'in and out and about'. Include us in your prayers. Love, -Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) and Doug SANSOM ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwain MEFFORD ('56) Re: Brad UPTON ('74) Saturday evening my brother Jim MEFFORD ('54), my sister-in-law Jeanette DUNCAN Mefford ('54) and I went to see Brad at Harveys Comedy Club in Portland, OR. I have been reading about him in the Sandstorm for years. I didn't think anyone could be has funny as all of the entries were saying. Boy, was I wrong. He was even better than we expected. We spoke to him briefly after his performance. He was very gracious when we mentioned Col-Hi. If you get a chance go see him. -Dwain MEFFORD ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) Re: Class of 1960's 50th Reunion Committee Meeting WHERE: Rosy's Diner (Next to the Hampton Inn) WHEN: Wednesday February 24th at 6:00 PM. WHO: Class of 1960 members, spouses and guests. See you there. -Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver area Lunch We had a great group of 21 Bombers and spouses and friends on Saturday at Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver. This was the second time that we met at Beaches and we were treated quite well, again! Doug GUINN ('62) took a bunch of photos. He and his wife Linda (NAB) promised to have those ready for sharing in the Sandstorm soon. Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) brought a few yearbooks, which are always fun to go through. Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) joined us again. He is always ready for a party. Kathy LAMB Brown ('62) and her husband, Larry Brown enjoyed getting together with old friends Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) and Grenada "Nada" McCOY ('62), and catching up on some life stories. Also from the class of '62 we enjoyed having Todd O'MEALY ('62) and Jim STULL ('62). Todd and I last had a good visit sometime around 1975 at a Blue Grass Festival in a big old barn on a farm near Forest Grove, Oregon. We both agreed that we were pretty good dancers back then. You know how it goes, "the older we get the better we was." Jim STULL came over a day early and met me in my blacksmith shop. We had a great visit and we are looking forward to more in the future. We also enjoyed meeting his friend Adela (NAB) at the lunch. My very good friend, Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55), joined us again. Jan and I first met when we became neighbors in an "A" house on Duane in 1947. Jan especially enjoyed her visits with Walt SKALICKY ('55) and his wife, Pam. Walt and I talked about tavern shuffleboard and I think that perhaps he and I need to see if we can still slide those things with some sort of finesse, someday? Don ANDREWS ('67) joined us again and we always love hearing about his new house at Horn Rapids on the golf course in Richland. He'll be retiring there in a few years. Larry MATTINGLY ('60), after an eventful drive to a pyro conference somewhere way south of here, including a drive to see the Grand Canyon and lots of car problems and computer glitches, finally made it to the lunch with his friend Jackie. Larry plans to give us a slide presentation and talk on his experiences in the pyro industry at the next Portland/Vancouver lunch - April 17th. Len REDISKI ('66), sporting a whole new hairdo (you'll have to wait for Doug & Linda's photos) and his wife Linda (NAB) joined us as well. Thanks, -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) & Linda McCabe-Hemphill (Spouse) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Elton Anderson and his sartorial splendor I always thought it was, as Dean HOFF ('62) so succinctly put it, "Green shirt, brown pants, brown shirt, green pants". I'm sure there are many out there for whom the phrase, "I'll take the hall passes now" invokes a nicotine fit. -Jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: When it rains ... I know that many of you have been following the journals [Re: Harlan Foote ('61-RIP)]at Thanks to all of you who have posted to the guest book there, and who have sent private e-mails. The hard work (and honor) of living in absolute service to Harlan as he made his transition to his new life ended 2/18 at 4:03am. The hard work of bringing it all to closure, struggling with bureaucracies to try to get everything in place, pull together the gathering to give thanks for and celebrate his life (Saturday, 2/27, 2pm, Clarion Conference Center on GWWay in Richland) -- plus so much more -- while suffering from an abscessed tooth -- and suffering even more from the exhausting tumble of emotions brought about by all of this .... it all pretty much defies description. Then, today, my job in Boise informed me that, in essence, Harlan had taken too long to die ... so they had decided to start the search for a replacement for me. I.E. They are letting me go. They had my job covered until 3/1. I told them Harlan just died on 2/18, the gathering is 2/27, and I needed until 3/15 to finish up here. Nope, that extra 2 weeks was more than they could deal with. SO ... maybe after 3 moves in 7 months (not counting coming up here to be with Harlan), I will now be looking at another move. Maybe back to Richland. Sure has turned out to be nice being near family. Didn't really realize how much I was missing the more frequent contact! So, how about any job leads for an experienced Hospice and Psychiatric Practitioner, with full prescriptive authority? Know any medical offices or practices who could use someone with my expertise? Any other thoughts on jobs in this area that might be related to what I do? Health Care Management, etc? Again, thanks for your support and prayers. Please continue -- and check back in on that website for more updates. Thanks -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Presently in Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty CONNER ('52), Gloria ADAMS ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), John ADKINS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy WICK ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan MORRIS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Re: Doug Sansom ('52-RIP) Last evening, after almost 24 hours in the Hospice House (a beautiful new facility here in Vancouver - "Ray Hickey" - on Millplain) Doug passed on. All of our children had either been here over the weekend or were there all day, to send him on his way. His health had not been good since his retirement. He went thru a devastating time with Sarcoidosis, which kept him in constant touch with the Medical profession. He is out of all that, now. Notices to the paper will be forthcoming. The funeral will be next Wednesday, March 3rd at 11 AM [another communication said 1pm... will keep you posted. -Maren], in Richland, at the LDS Church on Thayer Drive. He will be buried in the Sunset Gardens, on the Bi-Pass highway. Thanks to all who have responded to my email yesterday. -Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Kenny GARDNER ('54) Ken has been in the hospital for over 3 months and finally able to go home, at least temporarily. He has suffered several different medical problems, each one setting him back a little more. He still has another surgery to go thru but the doctors say he must be stronger before that can happen. I know Ken would really like to hear from old friends and also welcome your prayers. He's a good guy and I know we all wish him the best. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Nice to hear where some of the fellow classmates from our great class of '62 are holding up these days. Hope we can all get together for our 50th which will be here before we know it... in 2012. We are back in Dearborn County for a few days, (just into Indiana west of Cincinnati, Ohio... had to go to court today for the sentencing of 2 young men who broke into our home Labor Day, 2008. These boys are so fortunate as their families are supporting them, emotionally, in their efforts, and the court is trying not to send them to prison. We hope and pray they really do realize how blessed they are to have family to care for them,and that they do take advantage of this freedom from prison and work hard to make something of themselves... But it reminded us so much of when we stood in court with our lawyer and our 15 year old oldest son on a charge of possession of a very small amount of marijuana... he has turned his life around and today considers himself a soldier for Jesus... and he is the one who married a lovely gal who brought our first grandson with her into the marriage... life does go on... We head back to Grandview, IN also on the Ohio River later today, where we will take a class in Financial Peace tonight. (he offerers many tips, which we learned the hard way in our 40+ year marriage, but Warren wants to be able to teach the class...) we are gearing up for Holy Week and Easter, of course... we were so surprised when we got to our home here in W. Harrison, as there was almost a foot of snow around and a friend had plowed out our drive, or we would have had to go and sleep on someone's couch or the Comfort Inn's bed as at 1 am I'm not up to shoveling a lot of snow... it was 66 and hardly any snow in Grandview as we left on Sunday, felt like spring all day there. Hard to believe we are all expecting more snow later in the week... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Bombers in the Military We am now beginning to make final design plans and prepare the military Tribute for the R2K+10 reunion. Here is the latest version of the list we have, I believe it contains all of the names of Bombers that we have been made aware of. If you notice names that should be added or corrected - please let me know. View the List at: -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber Babes rule Come'n listen to my story bout a girl I knows got snagged by a Senior trawler at least that's how the story goes... now they're still together in spite of his hairy toes... dang... that's worse than trying to rhyme with orange... Hey... did I tell ya I had a nice visit with Jackson KEENEY ('65), Kenny JOHNSON's ('65 RIP) ex and their beautiful baby girl and Jimmy "Stripes" HEIDLEBAUGH ('65... long story) the other night? Yup, Jackson called a few months back to let me know he'd be in Vegas in February... no kidding... kind of a large window I know but hey... it's KEENEY... so they called Friday from AZ and said they'd be in on Saturday... well Saturday I was stuck interviewing judicial candidates for Vets in Poly-ticks (a great story in and of itself) endorsements (none of those "why do you wanna be a judge Miss America type save the world questions" from me... all Constitutional questions from the boy) so we didn't get together that day but I suggested since he was staying clear across the valley from my place that we do din din on Sunday after I took the Momster her weekly supplies (Depends, a gallon of cologne (a weeks worth if she uses it sparingly), lotsa butterscotch candies, TP and Kleenex... you know... the usual)... what a fun visit... I hadn't met Kenny's number 2 spouse so it was a new one on me... see how the Bomber net just grows and grows... the daughter was impressed that we had all known each other since her dad was a midget with HUGE horn rims... didn't have time for Jack and Jimmy to do a number on the ol banjo and harp but it was a good time anyway... Jack reported his progress on reading Atlas, brought me a T-shirt he had made "Vote for Dagny" and a welders hat with full instructions on how I am to pose in the Shelley-mobile ('63 RIP)... I already did the pose I thought he wanted last year suitable for framing (on his shop wall) but I guess I didn't follow the 'structions completely and the welders hat seems to be 'portant... so where wuz I... ah yea... the catch of '63 is having her birthday again... I swear she just turned 16 day before yesterday... but here we go... make "him" take you somewhere real nice (way better than Zip's) somewhere where you can use the beautiful blue flowered umbrella... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nancy WICK Hamilton ('65) on February 24, 2010 (or some other day if my luck remains as it has been on birthdays for a while)!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Jack I. SHERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle SEHOLM ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Military Bombers To: John ADKINS ('62) Nice work on your list, John. You might want to note that Richard MEYER ('51) attained the rank of brigadier general (BGEN), one of the few Bombers who attained "flag rank" in the military. Rod LINKOUS ('53) was another, as you have already noted in your list. Dick Meyer was a fighter pilot who flew F-4s thru F-16s, served all over the place including combat in Viet Nam. He was deputy commander of the 12th Air Force when he retired. As a matter of coincidence, my wife and I are currently in Austin, TX visiting he and his wife. Regards, -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie HUTCHINS Simon ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver area Lunch on 2/20/2010 I was so pleased to read Tom HEMPHILL's ('62) entry [in the 2/23 Sandstorm], as it brought back many fond memories of several of you, my former classmates! I'm looking forward to seeing pictures taken by Doug GUINN's ('62) at the luncheon. Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) and I have remained best friends since age seven. Hopefully, I can go down to Marcia's in the spring and also see some of you at one of the Portland/Vancouver lunches. -Jeanie HUTCHINS Simon ('62) ~ Bellingham, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: That'sa lotta brass Wow... if I could collect all the brass listed in John ADKINS' ('62) list of Bomber Vets I'd be rich and could use my own reloads for years... which brings up an interesting question... do all those Ossifers and gentlmanz 'spect us snuffies to salute when we hit the parade deck for the group photo gig at R2K+10? If they do... I can say this:... ahhhhhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... get a life boyz that wuz then and this is now! Not you of course Number 32 ('63), Sir! -David RIVERS ('65) ~ Once a snuffy always a snuffy. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack I. SHERMAN ('72) Re: Passing of former RSD Art Teacher - Bob Sherman Many of you will remember my Father, Bob Sherman, as art teacher at Jason Lee and Lewis and Clark Elementary Schools. My brothers and I, Fred ('74wb) and Mike ('77wb) wanted to inform you of his passing on February 22, 2010. He had been battling some serious health issues for the past several years. He spent the last 2 weeks at home with hospice care in the company of family. You may visit his memorial web page here: -Jack I. SHERMAN ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bronc funeral notice today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Jack I. SHERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LUKINS ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Bomber Military Not too sure what rank he finally attained, but let us not forget Billy Chipmunk('63-RIP) who was commissioned a 2LT, I believe in Air Defense Artillery out of Wazzus Army ROTC program jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack I. SHERMAN ('72) Re: Former Richland Art Teacher - Robert W Sherman - Obituary -Jack I. SHERMAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>George Moore ('42) ~ 6/10/25 - 2/17/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RICHARDSON ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick ROBERTS ('49) & Carol TYNER ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), Just wanted to note this auspicious occasion of the birthdate of friend and fellow class member Marilyn WORKING ('54) by letting her know that one of these years she will be old enough to go to the Uptown Tavern for a beer. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Doug Sansom ('52) ~ 10/15/34 - 2/22/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Ray STEIN ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry GROSS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Olympics Since things are a little quiet at the Sandstorm these days, I thought I would comment on Apolo Ohno's DQ in Speed Skating last night (Friday). "On par trek, A fall ahead, An act, a fix? A. Ohno is iced. (see referee's decision) Hoax if at Canada eh? All a faker trap? No!" -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA We need more commentary here because: "No Sandstorm rots DNA son" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: short but sweet OK I'm up and ready to head for the Donut Shop with the boyz... gotta meet the birthday girl's lil bro ('65) at the top a the hill this morning so gotta leave a bit early... then fight the Danica traffic to the LV Roadster shop for some tires... then a conference call then a black tie... oh my oh my... run run run... see David run... funny funny David... get outa the way Puff and Spot... there's also a birthday boy today... ah Bomber babes and Bomber guys... the best kind... the guy was in town a few weeks ago and we couldn't get together but he was nice enough to call as he always is... the Babe is one of them great cool ahead-of-us -in-school sisters... (never used the word older... ha ha ha ML ('63))... both of these kids are dear friends and no matter even if I trip over Spot, Sally, Dick, Jane and Puff I just gotta take a minute to say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) and Larry GROSS ('65) on February 28, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2010 ~ March, 2010