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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/2010 ~ April Fool's Day ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria FALLS ('58), Dale Ennor ('59) Missy KEENEY ('59), Mary ROSE ('60) Patti JONES ('60), Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) Ann McCUE ('63), Donni CLARK ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63), Deedee WILLOX ('64) Don ANDREWS ('67), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Vic MARSHALL ('71), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed MITCHELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WEDBERG ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve MINOR ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) Re: Neat Site - NOAA's National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/ -Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale Ennor ('59) Re: Mosquito Spray I'm not sure about the long-term benefit of DDT on mosquito protection; I enjoyed the dusk distraction of chasing the sprayer as much as anyone in the south end but the damn things still love me! Back then it seemed worth putting up with the mosquitoes to have the well fields for endless hours of exploration. If a study of the benefits/detriments of our early exposure were to be undertaken I would it be directed to the subject of the following article which I recall having seen a while back: (From the August 2003 issue of Discover magazine) "Although the United States and Europe banned DDT more than three decades ago, the pesticide lingers in the environment-and in some women's bodies. Toxicologist Corinne Charlier of the Sart Tilman Hospital in Lige, Belgium, and her colleagues recently found that women with breast cancer were five times more likely than healthy women to have DDT residues in their blood. "Previous studies have shown that chemicals derived from DDT can mimic the action of estrogen and related hormones. Excess estrogen promotes breast cancer. Charlier's study of 159 women suggests that traces of DDT carry the same risk. "If it does, it is only one factor, like a genetic mutation. In some women, the pesticide might induce breast cancer, but in other women, it alone is not sufficient," she says. The pesticide remains in the food chain because it can persist in the soil for decades and will eventually turn up in fish and grains. It is still used in developing countries, where it poses a threat not only to the local population but also to people who buy products from those countries." The accompanying picture showed the typical jeep mounted fogger we all knew as kids. Scary. -Dale Ennor ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) From my daughter, Barbara Ann Smolko, who lives in Spanaway and works for Pierce County "I had to share this message with you. I'm a regular on a website called "Ravelry" which is kind of like Facebook for knitters. On the "Northwest" forum someone asked for recommendations for places to go in Richland with a group of teenagers. Several people weighed in with great ideas and the woman who made the original request offered up this message upon her return: "Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone for the recommendations! We just got back and our trip went soooooo smoothly because of all your advice. I'm a little phobic of unfamiliar places, partly because I have no sense of direction, and this was one of the easiest, most successful trips I have ever been on, AND I did it as the only adult with 7 teenagers in tow. "My daughter's favorite stop was Spudnuts, because she's a donut afficianado. We had a serious discussion about whether the best donuts in Washington are from Spudnuts, or the Donut House in Anacortes. Spudnuts definitely wins for unique homey charm. "Everyone else liked dinner at Casa Mia followed by "But Why Bump Off Barnaby?" the best. The food was great, the portions were huge, and it was only $103 for all 8 of us to have a memorably nice dinner. The play was a blast--- you guys have a really good community theatre group. That was a fantastic recommendation (and we just had to walk across the street from our motel!) "We also made it by the shopping center with Octopus' Garden, Underground Adventures and Knitty Gritty, and I have the yarn souveniers to prove it! "Thanks again!" -Missy KEENEY ('59) ~ Richland where it is beautiful but freezing?! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: DDT I ran behind the DDT trucks every time they came around. I still get bit by mosquitoes - they don't spare me!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT PS: Lived in Arkansas in the delta area where they grow rice. They spray by plane down there it is so bad. The mosquitoes swarm you the minute you walk out the door - day and night!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, April 10, 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 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Re: DDT stories I don't remember running behind the trucks but don't recall having to go inside when they came by. I still remember the sound of the truck as it passed by and that "lovely" smell. I'm still living in the same house - we bought it from my sisters after Dad passed - and occasionally I hear a unusual sound and look out the big window and there goes Benton County Mosquito Control truck... sounds kind of the same but smells totally different... and still the mosquitos come. "They" say this will be a bad year for mosquitos ..oh yippee. One of my most vivid memories was Dad hollering to us kids to "git outta the gutter... there is polio in that water"... The Beardsley girls weren't happy because ALL our friends played in the gutter. Maybe he knew something we didn't... he was, after all, Chapter Chairman of the March of Dimes but I don't remember any friends with polio because they played in the gutter water. I still don't step in the gutter... Old habits die hard. -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) ~ Hoping for a sunny day so I can take a few pics of the forsythia and weeping cherry before the Tri-City spring breezes blow all the beautiful pink and yellow blossoms away. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann McCUE Hewett ('63) Okay--I am guilty of only checking in to the Sandstorm a couple times a month. Today was my lucky day! I have so enjoyed the DDT entries. I remember us having great fun riding our bikes behind the spray yelling "D D T - P U E". Now, realize I don't remember what I had for breakfast this morning, but I do remember the saying--pitiful, isn't it?! -Ann McCUE Hewett ('63) ~ Abilene, TX where on March 31st it is to be 92 -- and only a short time ago we were whining about the cold. At least we will cool down for a while before reaching the 90s every day (and lows in the 70s argh. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Hi Bombers! Spring is here and I hope you are all having a beautiful Easter week. Remember when they let us out of school at noon on Wednesday so we could participate the rest of the week in Easter services? Not so with most of the schools now. Besides remembering Christ and all He did for us at the Easter season, Easter was special because we got new clothes. We always laid out our new patent leather shoes, our slip and ribbons, our gloves, new purse and new dress, usually one that Mom made. We always sang "Easter Parade" and "Here comes Peter Cottontail" for weeks before, dyed eggs and had a special Easter dinner, usually ham with all the trimmings and of course the Easter Bunny came. At school we always made something to celebrate, usually an Easter bonnet and had an Easter party. God's blessings to all of you this Eastertide! Re: Mosquito Spray I hate to blow anyone's theories but I use to run behind the mosquito sprayer with all the kids in West Richland. I think my mom would caution me to come in but I was always somewhere up a tree or out in a field playing so when we heard the mosquito sprayer coming we would all come running to run behind it. We thought it was great fun and I loved the smell then. But the mosquitos still seem to love me more than ever! Well, we will be leaving Southern California in just another month to come back to the great state of Washington. We are moving to a little town of Stevenson, not far from Portland and Vancouver, so I am excited to meet all the Bombers in that area. We will be right on the Columbia River above Skamania Lodge. I will be sure and send my new address in when we get settled. We went to see Debbie Reynolds, a few nights ago. We have a beautiful theater near us right now that I will miss. It is owned by Cathy Rigby and her husband. Anyway, Debbie put on a great show. She still has a good voice, does great imitations, is funny as always and she brought show clips of some of her greatest movies. It was a bit nostalgic and I had mixed emotions watching her. I loved her so much when I was a little girl. She will be 78 this year and it was just a good reminder of how old I am getting! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ from Southern California where the flowers are in bloom, especially the jasmine. My orange tree is blossoming and the peach tree has baby peaches all over it and the lemon tree is full. I will miss the citrus, fruit, and avocados! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Amazing sight in the south pacific http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/maiken.asp I thought that some might be interested in this, I thought what a sight to see... -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Spring This gay, romantic rush of spring I cannot tolerate Especially when trees and flowers Begin to pollinate Though I've spring fever in my heart Hay fever's in my head And every time I try to kiss I have to sneeze instead. Re: Mosquitoes My mother was the cautious type. When the mosquito sprayer came down our street, she made us come inside and close all the windows. I dont know if theres any truth to the idea that those who were exposed to the DDT dont get mosquito bites, but I can be in a group of people who are completely unaware that the mosquitoes are out (because THEY aren't getting bit), and the little devils will seek me out. They LOVE me. I can stand in the driveway for 2 minutes saying goodbye to company and I will get bit. About the blood type, who knows? I am O-neg (which I understand is the universal donor type); they must like it, cuz I get bit a lot. Re: R2K+10 http://r2k99352.tripod.com/index10.html I am seriously thinking about attending this. I went to R2K and thought it was great. Are any of my school chums planning on attending? I have my 15-year-old granddaughter (the delight of my life) with me this week. She lives in Spokane and this is her spring break (remember when it used to be Christmas Break and Easter Break? Now the politically correct terms are Winter Break and Spring Break). She was my maid of honor when we renewed our vows in December. Her name is Alanna and she is beautiful (yeah, I know, that's Nanna speaking, but you can see for yourself on my Facebook). ALL of my grandkids are beautiful! Lol -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank Heights, WA where we are gearing up for some trips in our RV; cleaning and loading. We love to go. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67) Re: Mosquito Jeeps & Hookybobbing The most dangerous thing about the mosquito fog was not the DDT but the parked cars... OUCH... And as Mac QUINLAN ('62) mentioned Hookybobbin' was the best winter time fun until you hit a patch of bare pavement... OUCH again... But that is what growing up in Richland was all about... -Don ANDREWS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Dear Bombers - I ran this info by Maren, who gave me the go-ahead to post it. It is with heaviness of heart, but recognition of necessity that I am putting on the market the house that my dear "Brother Bear", Harlan Foote ('61 - RIP) and I bought together in 1994. I moved out (and to Spokane) in 2002, but always stayed there for my visits back to see him and the rest of the family in Richland ... and it was the first home I really felt I had since back in 1968 when Mom died, and Daddy sold the home I had been raised in. I always referred to it as "coming back home" when I went back to the "Harlan House." Anyway, after I moved in 2002, Harlan reverted to his 'natural state' -- an eccentric, brilliant scientist, who loved his family, his cats and dog, his mountain biking and hiking, his reading, his experiments and inventions, etc. -- and didn't really care much about the house beyond putting in a new heat pump about 18 months ago. After his death (2/18/2010) we hauled out literally truck loads (U-Hauls!) of accumulated junk, papers, etc. I gave about $10,000.00 worth of technical books to WSU Tri-Cities, gave away or tossed out most of the furniture, generally emptied the place out, then set my eldest son, Seth, loose in the role of general contractor on the place. (He used to own his own painting company, plus be a real estate broker, plus run a business for sellers to advise/assist them with home improvements and curbside appeal -- all in Seattle. So he was well-qualified for this task -- and it meant a lot to him to do it, too, for his "Dad" (Harlan), and for me.) The house is located at 333 Scot Street. (Traveling on GWWay, you turn right one block north of Saint -- Scot is only 1 long block in length. The house is on the right, about 2/3 of the way down the block.) About a 6 minute drive to Battelle. 3 minutes to Hanford School and WSU Tri-City campus. The work should be complete by early in the week of April 5th. And by COMPLETE, I mean COMPLETE. Basically you name it, and Seth has had it done -- or will have, by the time it is ready for sale. Including (but not limited to): 1. Having the very dated looking upstairs fireplace (it was white brick) completely tiled. 2. New paint, inside and out. 3. New carpeting, tiling (real tiles) and wood flooring throughout. 4. New bath fixtures. 5. New lighting fixtures. 6. New stove and dishwasher. 7. New sod in back yard. etc., etc., etc. $28K in upgrades, replacements, improvements. All since the beginning of March. (And Seth got me GOOD prices on VERY NICE STUFF, and excellent workmanship!) Split entry, forced air central electric cooling/heating -- heat pump is less than 2 years old. Upstairs: 1. 3 Bedrooms (Master is HUGE with tons of closet space & window seat. East bedroom has garden window.) 2. BIG Master bath with two sinks, long counter, lots of storage space, and big shower stall 3. Full guest bath in hall 4. Eat-in kitchen 5. Dining room with window seat & sliding door onto big deck, covered with mature, producing grape vines 6. Living room with big picture window -- lots of light in the house 7. Fireplace with sit-on hearth in living room Downstairs: 1. HUGE 3/4 bath with gigantic pantry 2. Under stairs storage room 3. Family room with full sized-fireplace (just like the one upstairs) 4. Bedroom (or office .. whatever) off the family room 5. Exit into oversized double-car garage with TONS of built-in storage cabinets. TONS!!! 6. Laundry room with plenty of space for folding table, freezer, etc. 7. Large, well-lit workshop Outside: 1. Stairs from deck down to beautiful back yard -- newly sodded in the "grassy" areas. 2. Tall, beautiful ponderosa pines surround back yard (Harlan wanted me to 'promise' him that the buyer wouldn't cut these down :-) Lots of other trees, too. 3. Back yard fenced on 3 sides with 6 foot cedar. 4th side (neighbor behind) is chain link. They are older, and are snow-birds for 1/2 the year. Unobtrusive when they are home. 4. Underground sprinkler on timers. 5. Mature landscaping -- TALL, thick evergreens separate view from house to the east (which is closest to Harlan's house) -- dogwood trees, lilacs, etc. (Harlan has had professional lawn and landscaping maintenance for years.) 6. Garden shed (built to match house) in back yard. Don't know what else I forgot to mention. If you have questions, e-mail me. And if you or anyone you know of would be interested in seeing the house PRIOR TO IT BEING LISTED WITH A REALTOR, please e-mail me. I will give you Seth's cell number. Could save a Bomber buyer (or Bomber-friend buyer) some money this way. No commission, and may well consider reduced price in order to sell quickly in this way. As I said, Seth was a real estate broker (and his wife was a mortgage loan processor) in Seattle, so he certainly knows what he is doing. And he is a stand-up, honest, forthright man of strong values -- so you can be assured that there would be no game-playing or deception. Would love to have the house sold in April, and in the hands of someone new who will love and appreciate it. It is VERY hard to let it go. But it is time :-( Thank you for passing this info on, as appropriate. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Living kind of in limbo in Boise, preparing for move back up to farm by Lewiston, and preparing my heart for my "back home place" in Richland to be out of my life. :-( **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Bill WEDBERG ('70) A very happy birthday to Little Billy Wedberg. Most people do not know that Bill was just a tiny lad until he spent an entire summer chasing the Mosquito Man around town on his bicycle. Look at him now!!! Unfortunately, I waited a few years and then did double duty!!! Many happy returns, Bill -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Put me down as one that ran behind the jeeps... even followed on our bikes. I never made the connection until now. Mosquitos don't seem to bother me either, but they'll land on my wife if she's sitting right next to me. Even if I am bitten, I get no reaction... no bump, no itching. I wish the Whole Body Counter trucks would have done a little blood work when they were scanning us. -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CORYELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail FRANZ ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Hanford I'm reading David McCullough's book, TRUMAN. I've gotten to the part where he discusses Hanford. Among other items, The Truman Committee was investigating an unexplained expenditures for something identified only as the Manhattan Project. At one point "they" asked for an additional $1,600,000,000... no questions asked... and got it! I can remember my Dad talking about the secrecy of the project. Even in the '50s he wouldn't talk about what he was working on. This brings me to a question: What project were they working on during the 1950s? Is it still top secret? By the way, TRUMAN is an excellent book. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Donni, We have a lot of Bombers in your new neighborhood, Portland/ Vancouver Area. We will look forward to seeing you at our Bomber Lunches and Picnics. Our next lunch in April 17, but that is probably too soon. So, please plan to join us in June on Saturday the 19th. We will also have a picnic in August or September. We will have that date set this month. Stevenson is just 50 miles away. If we were in Texas, that would make us next door neighbors. Welcome Back Home to Washington. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 http://r2k99352.tripod.com/index10.html WHEN: June, 25, 26, 27, 2010 FUN: Chili Feed, Sock Hop, Alumni Basketball game COST: Registration is $5 if not attending any dinners Friday 5pm ~ Chili & Cinnamon rolls ~ $10 ea Saturday 6pm Pancake feed 6am ~ $5 ea Saturday 5pm Dinner catered by Tony Romas $15 ea NOTE: You must be pre-registered for the dinners. The deadline for RECEIPT is June 15, 2010. You can also pre-order t-shirts and other things from the registration form. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Happy Birthday to one of my best buds on 4/1! Little (and I mean Little) have you seen him lately,) Billy WEDBERG ('70). Congratulations friend and a job done well. Much love from Lori and Mikey, too :-} -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Mosquito Jeeps I think I've figured out the connection about running behind the mosquito jeeps. The people that mosquitoes no longer bother, are the ones who inhaled. If you still get bitten by mosquitoes, you didn't inhale. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ~ Nice day in Richland, but storm coming ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Andy Perdue (TCH) sent stuff: Donni CLARK ('63), Charlotte NUGENT ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Vic MARSHALL ('71) Andy Perdue (TCH) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie HUTCHINSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'ROURKE ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) To Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Gee Tom, thanks loads!!!! I don't think I am that far but maybe from your meeting place. We should be there in June and I hope to see all at the All Bomber reunion the end of June also!!!! Donni -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) We have set records in western New York today for great weather. Fishing season started yesterday so Jack went fishing yesterday and today while I made several pounds of Easter candy with my daughters for the grandchildren and the other children that will be around for the Easter egg hunt Sunday morning. I love seeing the eyes of the little children while they run around and scoop up the candy and eggs. It is always nice to be able to help them understand too that there is a meaning for Easter other than candy. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday. -Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: NUTHER HAPPY CAMPER Oh goodie goodie goodie... If I get signed in early for the All Class in June, I can get back over to Pasco and get my "Oath Keeper" tattoo... I was sweatin' all the activities and a little worried I wouldn't have time... that ink is way too spensive here in Vegas... Tomorrow is the Rat City Rukkus and hopefully HEMPHILL ('66), SIMPSON ('65) and the Beav ('65) are on their way... Simpson was a little worried about a storm and flying but Mick just emailed me that he's seen worse... so sounds like we iz on... the donut boyz just called to make sure I had my cars and my Bomber boyz taken care of... good bunch a guys those donut delinquents... The weather here today is wonderful. had the cars all cleaned up and lined up outside my place and last night it rained... ain't goin' thru that again... I'll clean the windows for em and that's it! Thanks to Mac QUINLAN ('62) for sending the Man-a-fre pix... gave me the chance to pick his brain... I now feel much better about my ability to get that silly thing to work right... my two days on and 5 days off by ear was pretty darned good... I learned more in one email from him than I have in 4-5 years of dealing with other so called experts... Mac gave me all the low down the others never could... so it was a great knuckle- busting experience for me and I learned that if I want it done right to go to Mac... hear that hot rodders... Mac's the man! So now down to birthday business... nuther old friend (can say that about guys) from maybe second grade or so if not before... this guy is one of those guys I always look for right away... luckily, I know to go to BROMLEY's ('65) place to find him so I don't have to hunt all over town... Oh Oh Oh, before I forget... KEENEY ('65) finally got the wood for my Chief Joseph... he made one 10-15 years ago and before I could nab it he gave it to Eric PEDERSEN ('65)... I've been buggin' him ever since and he finally found some wood he's happy with... yeeeeeees... well, before I get off track again... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Garry "Stump" O'ROURKE ('66) on the 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: update on Bomber house going on market A couple of days ago I said the house at 333 Scot in Richland would be ready for sale the week of April 5th. That was an error on my part. If you have driven by, you will wonder why the paint looks so old. That's because the exterior repainting has not happened yet. The projected completion date for the whole place is early the week of 4/19 -- NOT the week of 4/5. Again, if you or anyone you know might be interested, please e- mail me. I will provide you with my son's cell number. He is in Richland, and is in charge of the entire huge refurbishing job. He would be the one to talk to you about it, and show you around. Thanks, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) To Dwight CAREY ('68) Your theory makes a lot of sense. It would also explain why Bill Clinton continues to have such a problem with Mosquitoes ..... I am presuming, of course, that the theory holds true for anything you did not inhale ....?? -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Andy Perdue (TCH) mailto:aperdue@tricityherald.com Re: Richland civic life photo gallery I just posted a photo gallery I think the readers will enjoy: It's 56 images showing "Richland civic life" in 1951. The photos are courtesy of the Department of Energy. <http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/04/02/961994/gallery-richland-civic-life-in.html> I'd be interested to know anyone's recollections from these. Sincerely, Andy Perdue, director Tri-City Herald Interactive ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/10 ~ EASTER Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Floyd MELTON ('57), SteveCARSON ('58) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan Nelson ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy Erlandson ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) The pictures of the old Richland Bowling Alley brings back many memories. I worked there setting pins when in the 8th or 9th grade and it was the toughest job I have ever had. We worked our buns off for 11 cents a line but we did sometimes get tips during league play. I worked many hours in the pits next to Chuck Bigelow; he was much older and way faster than I was but he did help me on many occasions. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: SteveCARSON ('58) To Mike BRADY ('61) I read TRUMAN some years ago and he was what I would like to see in my represesentatives. -SteveCARSON ('58) ~ Chicago **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: The missing $1.6 billion. In 1943-4 Senator Truman was chair of the Special Committee Investigating the National Defense Program. It was then (not the 1950s) that he probed into an unexplained $1.6 billion expenditure for something top secret going on out-West somewhere (big bucks in those days, covering the full cost of the Project). In a polite telephone conversation on June 17, 1943 Truman was put off by Secretary of War Henry Stimson, with talk about "a very important secret development...not only for a specific purpose, but a unique purpose." Truman said "I herewith see the situation, Mr. Secretary, and you won't have to say another word to me...you don't need to tell me anything else." But on March 10, 1944 Truman wrote to Stimson that more members of the Senate were inquiring whether "the undertaking at Pasco is being carried out in a wasteful manner," etc. etc., and then threatened formation of a subcommittee to investigate whatever the project might be. Truman asked if a selected general of the War Department (Lowe) might first simply make a site visit to reassure his committee. Stimson wrote back on March 13: "I am declining to take into my confidence any further persons, whether Army officers or civilians, I am merely carrying out the express directions of the President of the United States." On the same day in his diary Stimson wrote: "...Truman is a nuisance and a pretty untrustworthy man. He talks smoothly but he acts meanly." One year later in late April, two weeks after Truman became President (1945), Stimson finally informed him on the details of the secret "Manhattan Project." Truman "listened quietly." (The source for all this is Stoff/Fanton/Williams, The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age, McGraw- Hill, 1991). -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) boy wuz that fun! Just got back from the Rat city Rukkus with HEMPHILL ('66), BEYER ('65) and SIMPSON ('65)... gottsta say it was well worth getting up early for!!! Realized last night that I hadn't gassed two cars and needed to go get the Sorry 7 Bombers Bomb... got everything done in good time when I saw this guy walking up my street taking pictures of the cars lined up in front of my house ready to go... It was Mick, he had walked across the highway from the Santa Fe where he was staying (there is a pedestrian bridge... no he didn't dart across the freeway)... so we had a nice chat before the others got there... then we headed out and got to the Hard Rock just as the Donut Boyz were pulling in from breakfast... the first band up was HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) band, the Smith and Wesson Blues Project without the star... he was up in Seattle... bummer... the event was very good sized and had tons of wonderful cars to ogle at... the music was loud and good... we just hadda great time! Now on another subject... we gotta Bomber-babe birthday... this girl has gotta be a Saint having put up with the Buddha Buddies all these years ('63); ('65-'67)... dunno how she does it... but Her Buddha buddy is one lucky cat to have her... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) on April 4, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To Mike BRADY ('61), You asked the question "What project were they working on during the 1950s? Is it still top secret?" There are still so many things that Hanford did that are still not talked about, however in the '50s two projects are publicly available. Tritium production and weapons fabrication. 108-B Building was used to extract tritium from irradiated bismuth targets. Tritium production would increase our Atomic Weapons stockpile. Tritium would "boost" explosive power while using less Plutonium, and provide a test platform for building the "super". Weapons core production needed to be expanded. Los Alamos could not adequately provide Pu cores nor did they want to. 234-5 or PFP was built at Hanford to provide most of the Pu core stock for America. Of course plutonium production was paramount. Building more piles with better cooling to support increased pu production. C Reactor was a good example of that. Knowles Atomic Power Laboratory provided information to help build it. It was a better facility for irradiation testing of materials to use in future reactor construction and reprocessing buildings. Many of Hanford's buildings from Steam Plants to waste storage held clues to Hanford's Production mission. The amount of Cs 137 in a batch of waste destined for Tank Farms could be used to back calculate the amount of Pu produced. Add knowledge on how many batches a month you know production levels. Even the amounts of chemicals used could provide production clues. So, with all that said, what "Area" did your father work in? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) TO: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) & Don Sorenson Thanks for your information about Hanford. It amazes me that Truman wasn't told about the Manhattan Project until 12 days after becoming President. For that matter, the entire history of Hanford amazes me. My dad was a machinist. If my memory serves me right, he worked at 200-West and 100-D. He worked there from the winter of 1943 until his death in 1960. I keep checking your photos, Don, but I haven't see him yet. If anyone else has more to add to this conversation, I would enjoy reading more. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Getting to our Portland/Vancouver Bomber lunches is easy. The Beaches Restaurant is right on the Columbia River in Vancouver at exit #1, off of Hwy 14. For you it is an easy trip from Stevenson. Perhaps you can join us June 19. I'm sure that you need to come to Costco that day as well. RIGHT?? -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick HARRIS ('49), Rex HUNT ('53wb) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Nancy NELSON ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOTE: Bomber's last name in high school is now in ALL CAPS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Barbara and Kathy BERKELEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacqueline TALLANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve KING ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy RAEKES ('82) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick HARRIS ('49) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Dear Mike: I was interested in reading that your father was a machinist at 200-W and, I think you said, 100-D. My father was also a machinist at 200-E, 200-W, and at one of the 100 areas. He came to Richland in March of 1944. He notified my mother and the family that a prefab would be available for us in August, 1944. My mom and sister-in-law (whom my brother, then in England, had married, while in the Army in Texas) drove our 1936 Ford Tudor Sedan, pulling a trailer with a few household goods and luggage from Denver. Mom got stuck in the sand while driving up to the 3-bedroom prefab at 1800 Longfitt, in Richland. I have a clipping that includes a photo of my father at the controls of what appears to be a milling machine. It has a caption, "Good Safety Performance." Underneath the photo (with my dad in his coveralls, safety shoes, and shop cap that matched the coveralls) it says: "A CONTRIBUTOR to the outstanding safety accomplishment of 200-E Area is C.G. Harris, Maintenance Div. He has been in the Division for the past five years, and has a record of being an outstanding machinist with a good safety performance. His group won the Maintenance Div. Safety Derby in 1950." If you send me your mailing address, I'll make another copy and send it to you. I attended Sacajawea Elementary School for the first semester of the 8th grade in 1944. Then, they finished construction of Marcus Whitman and we, who lived closer to this new school, started attending there. The newly named principal at Marcus Whitman was Margaret Hartman. She later married and became known as Margaret Wellman. Many years later, I met her daughter, Peggy WELLMAN Johnson ('66), who at the time was a secretary to an engineering consultant in Portland. At the time, I was the manager of the Port of Chelan County in Wenatchee, WA and we were using the services of the consultant. Peggy and I got to talking during a little social time (part of a week end meeting with the Corps of Engineers) at the meeting. Our conversation eventually led to our discovering that both of us had grown up in Richland (during different eras as I was several years older). When I discovered that she was the daughter of Margaret Wellman, the conversation picked up and we shared some very interesting things. She told me that after I had known her mother, as a young single elementary school principal, her mother had eventually married and raised a family. I told Peggy, "Your Mom won't remember me, but I certainly remember her." I related that one of those memories involved her mother coming into Hazel Nebgen's 8th grade room and asking me to come out to lower the flag at the school flag pole, which was my responsibility as captain of the school-boy patrol. The reason for lowering the flag was the death of our President, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The date: April 12, 1945. Peggy told me that she had planned to go through Richland on her way to Portland the following day and that she would be seeing her mom. She added that she would relate our conversation. The next thing I remember was receiving a letter from Margaret Wellman. She wrote, "What do you mean I won't remember you? Of course I remember you!" She went on to tell me about having married, leaving education and raising a family. She had lost her husband and had gone back to teaching and eventually became the principal at Marcus Whitman once again. She said that she would be serving as president of the Retired Teachers Association the following year and that invariably, she would be coming to Wenatchee sometime during the year. She said that she would give me a call. Sometime during the following year, our two kids were both home from school on a long weekend when the phone rang. My son answered the phone and told me, "It's Margaret Wellman." She said she had time for a cup of coffee and that she would welcome my coming to pick her up. My kids had planned to go to the mall, but now, they wanted to stick around and see what my 78-year- young, former principal looked like! They were impressed! This lady who had been a very attractive single lady when I knew her as a young principal was still a very attractive lady! After this, my wife, Bonnie, and I tried to stop to see her anytime we got to Richland. So, Mike, here is a little history related to Hanford machinists, Roosevelt, Truman, and Margaret Wellman. Regards, -Dick HARRIS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) I have been reading for quite a few years about Richland kids running behind the mosquito spray Jeep and sucking in vast quantities of DDT, and all told so joyfully. Then in the next paragraph there will be someone speaking of fighting breast cancer, kidney disease, liver dysfunction, thyroid, ETC, ETC, ETC, ETC ..... Do I see a pattern here? If you look back over the past few years of Sandstorms it is full of such stuff. Long before I ever moved to Richland I was told about the dangers of ALL PESTICIDES and was told to stay away from them ..... Ah well, too late now to worry about it. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Also, thanks to Pete BEAULIEU ('62) & Don Sorenson for the Hanford memories and photos. Our dad, Carl Hemphill, worked in the 100-F area in the Biology Laboratory from 1947 to 1964. What he did there was never discussed when we were kids in the early 1950s. I learned a lot more about what he did when I took a biology class in my sophomore year in high school. I recall my special project for class. I put together a display of the salmon migration and early development, with some small jars (or whatever the biologists call those glass containers) with young salmon from the egg stage to the fingerling stage that were ready for the trip to the ocean. Our teacher, Mr. Carlson, accused me of letting my dad do all of the work and research and I received a "D". I was happy when Dad went to the school and had a long talk with Mr. Carlson. My grade was changed. Thanks Dad. On Dad's retirement plaque -- a large 2' x 3' framed display with a good photo of him in the Aquatic Biology Lab, and signatures and references to some of his Hanford adventures -- there is a drawing of him in the desert with a Jeep and Geiger counter. His first job at Hanford was called "site survey". He went around the "Area" and gathered animals to test for ??? I would only have to guess that they were testing for radiation. Perhaps other stuff as well. Dad worked in the Area for at least 12 years before I had any clue what he did. Mom may have known more, but I was way too busy with baseball and exploring the ponds along Wellsian Way. All we knew was that he got on the bus before my brother (Mick '66) and I were awake and got off of the bus at the corner of our block in time to make it to the Little League games. All the men looked alike to me. Some were scientists, some were craftsmen, some were guards, some were bosses, and some were unskilled. We were clue less. Keep the photos coming. I'll find Dad in there someday. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy NELSON Wyatt ('69) To: Mike Brady ('61) My dad worked at Hanford from 1943 until the 80's. He was a surveyor, electrician, and then Power Supervisor. He was interviewed by a person named Gregory. I have the interview; it is very interesting to read. The plant was with Rosemount Powder out of Minnesota and they sent surveyors out in April or May in 1943. Their objective was to lay out a plant that was important to the war effort and that is all they told the employees. Also, on April 11, 2005 the alphabet homes were honored for history. When Mom and Dad first came they were promised half of a "B" house. It took two years before they got the house, sleeping first in a bowling alley, a tent, the barracks in North Richland, and a house in Yakima before they got the house in 1945. They moved to an "R" house on Davison in 1953. The neighborhood is known as the Gold Coast Historic District and is in the National Register. Dad passed away three years ago and Mom is still living in the same house. -Nancy NELSON Wyatt ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60), Mike BRADY ('61) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Anne LAUBY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda PHILLIPS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa DYKEMAN ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Seems like everyone is addressing you and you know me: never be in front of a crowd, but don't be last is my motto. I also watched a movie about Truman but it had Jim Carey in it. Come to think of it he has only dropped a couple of bombs also. Small world eh? Blossoms on the cherry tree, just to make your mouth water. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey. WA in a winter like spring it is very confusing. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Sacajawea To: Dick HARRIS ('49) Hello Dick: I enjoyed reading your story about Mrs. Wellman. It was very heart warming and proves, once again, it IS a small world! I went Sacajawea Elementary School, too. When I was there it was K-6. We lived on the 1400 block of Goethals. When I was about 30 years old, I ran into my elementary school principal (Mr. McKay?) at Thrifty Drug store. He looked at me for just a second and said, "Hello, Michael." When I walked out of the store with him I noticed he was riding the same bicycle he rode to school each day. Speaking of the Truman book, I can remember the day Stalin died. My teacher wrote on the board a list of names (probably all boys including me). She asked what is the word above the names? I said "Stalin". She said "No, it's 'stay in'." We didn't get recess that day! -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Rat City Rukkus Wanted to say what a great time I had with three of the "Sorry Seven" of RHS '65 fame (David RIVERS, Carl BEYER, Steve SIMPSON) this past weekend at the "Rat City Rukkus" in Las Vegas. When I arrived at David's house Saturday morning all the cars were lined up in front of the house, and I was like a kid again. David and I got a chance to catch up on things until Carl and Steve arrived. I changed into my new Donut Delinquents T-shirt (thank you, David) and looked over the selection of beautiful cars to pick which each would drive to the show. David drove the "Shelley Mobile" tow truck, http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/2003-06-17-McCoysParkPumps.htm http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/McCoysParkPumps.htm Carl and Steve drove the '55 Chevy gasser, and I drove the Henry J "Marine Corp. Special". David's beautiful yellow "Milner Coupe" remained in the garage. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2006/Xtra/Rivers/061021-011.html We received lots of thumbs up and waves in route to and from the show at the "Hard Rock Cafe". If the Marines out there only realized that a "Squid" was driving the USMC special they would have revolted. I took credit for the Henry J whenever anyone asked about it that didn't know David, but there weren't many there that he did not know. We sat with David's group of car buddies (Donut Delinquents) and had a nice BBQ lunch prepared by the undertaker out of his coffin trailer (you needed to be there). There were a few ladies dressed in the '50s theme and many pictures were taken. I did ask a young lady representing the "Hogs and Heifers Saloon" to take a picture with Carl. He immediately demanded that she pose with me, also... I think he wanted to avoid being blackmailed? There were lots of nice cars there, as well. I was able to spend Easter Sunday with some family friends in Las Vegas and most of Monday was spent at the airport waiting for our flight to leave (only delayed six hours). It was actually a blessing for me, as Carl and I caught up on our lives since I left home in '67 and I was able to get to know my new buddy Steve. I also met Jim WINGFIELD ('71), brother of John ('66) at the airport... Bombers are everywhere! We had a wonderful weekend thanks to David and I look forward to seeing everyone again at R2K+10. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), John ADKINS ('62) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max CASE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WINGFIELD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: It's spring Three weeks into spring and it is still acting like winter. Have tried for several days to take pictures of my Bleeding Hearts plants, but the wind, rain, and gray days coupled with long working hours are making it difficult. But even bouncing around in the wind and rain they are beautiful with branches dripping with blossoms. But there are also fireworks to provide color. I am personally doing 3 displays this Thursday the 8th, Friday the 9th, and Saturday the 10th, at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Thursday is our normal opening night display for the Rainiers Baseball Team. This is the last year for the old stadium. They are going to totally rebuild the place for next season. The City, County, and team, are investing millions make it a very classy ballpark. So if you like good baseball with fireworks afterwards, come on down. The Friday display is "Friday Night Fireworks" at all home games on Friday. The Saturday night display is our contribution to a memorial for the 4 police officers killed in Tacoma. We have moved ground zero to a point behind center field. So the view should be perfect from any seat in the park. I need to add that I too spent as much time as possible playing in the fog left behind by the mosquito sprayers. You could hear that chugging roar a block away. While there may be no scientific evidence to back up it up I too have little or no problems with mosquitoes. Even in the flood plains of the Red River where huge mosquito populations of very aggressive little buggers make life miserable, their flying around my face was worse then the rare bite. I have done quite a number of displays back there over the years and watched my crews nearly go insane with hundreds of mosquitoes attacking them at the same time. I figured it was just something in my body chemistry, because even if they landed on me I rarely got a bite. Footnotes: It doesn't bother the "No-See-Ums" in Alaska. They will bite me if they get the chance. And it itches seemingly forever. And lastly, I am a long time blood donor. At One point I volunteered to be a marrow donor. They came up a match for someone and took some marrow but could not use it. They said it had high levels of DDT... They found it hard to believe I was not surprised to hear that... -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office South of Olympia where the day is dark gray and oppressive with spits of rain now and then. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: McCoy's Park Pump Truck http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/2003-06-17-McCoysParkPumps.htm http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/McCoysParkPumps.htm To: David RIVERS ('65) I just had to ask - Why the spoke wheels on one side and hub caps on the other? Inquiring minds you know. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - and it looks like a windy spring is coming **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I enjoyed reading Dick HARRIS ('49) recollections of Margaret Hartman Wellman. Aunt Margaret was one of my favorite relatives. She was my husband Lance's ('60) aunt. My kids adored her and she made every visit back home to Richland a special event for all of us during our Navy years. Peggy WELLMAN Johnson ('66) is his first cousin and also a favorite of ours. Thanks for the memories. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in springy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: For What It's Worth This was spotted in the Spokesman Review today... Spokesman Review - Sports - Page B4 - Baseball Moves (Wednesday April 7th, 2010) Frontier League - Kalamazoo Kings - Traded outfielder Cody Moore for a bag full of Dick's Whammy burgers and a Shammy Shake." -Gary BEHYMER ('64), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Making other Bombers jealous I still can't get this past Las Vegas weekend off my mind and wanted to thank David RIVERS ('65) again for that, as he went above and beyond the call for us in order to make it special. To top it off, he gave me a metal plaque that says; "Richland Bombers" and has the logo of the "R" with the mushroom cloud. Of course it is painted Green and Gold. I know this will be a treasure of mine for life and I intend to make my fellow Bombers very jealous by securely displaying it on my truck. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere SMYTH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy WEIHERMILLER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) We got some hot birthdays today (April 9, 2010... good golly... my little girl will be 35 in just 19 more days)... but I gotta answer some questions first... To: John ADKINS ('62) The Shelley-mobile pictured a few days ago in Mick HEMPHILL's ('66) entry were not from the show we just attended... they were some Maren had in the archives I'm sure... [You're right... they are from back in 2003. Maren] The Shelly-Mobile started out as a regular pickup truck... with hub caps and white walls... http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/McCoysParkPumps.htm It then became a tow truck after some fast work to get it ready one year for the L.A. Roadster Show... at that time it became the "McCoy's Park Pumps" tow truck http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/2003-06-17-McCoysParkPumps.htm (in memory of our boy Shelley McCOY ('63-RIP)) and the days he used to work at Park Pumps on GWWay... we gave him ownership 'stead of just employeeship... at that point the white walls came off and were used as spares and the Kelsey-Hayes spokes went on... the white walls are now on another car and the spokes remain on the Shelley-mobile with some Ford spoke wheels and tires as the spares... Mick ('66), I'm glad you liked the plaque... it was a joint effort between Jimbeaux ('63) and me several years ago... he suggested using Chevrolet script... somehow that got lost in the design and it was more Bomber script that was used... I then had a buddy of mine in Long Beach make the plaques... if you attended the party for Kenny JOHNSON ('65-RIP) before he passed, we had one on his memorial book... if not I'm sending a picture with this birthday greeting... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Riv/100409-Milner.jpg Now for the babes... we got two years celebrating and they both give Bombers their reputations for the best danged babes in the nation... I hope they enjoy their day so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tere SMYTH Wilson ('65) and Cathy WEIHERMILLER Miller ('66)!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dan HAGGARD ('57) John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: Bomber Mom Another Bomber mom has gone to heaven. Gertrude M. Haggard, 93, passed Thursday (4/8/2010) at 11:05 AM. She will be greatly missed by many and especially by her three sons Frank ('55), Dan ('57) and Steve ('65). We love you mom... always did... always will. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: McCOY's Park Pump mobile All I have to say about that is "There are a couple of Bombers out there that owe 'Johnny Boy' an A pol o (by God) Gee". It was fun though. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland and windy ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha FELTS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: 2010 Tulips http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100411-00.htm If it looks like spring and it smells like spring... I guess it doesn't have to feel like spring. Since I was nearby I stopped at the tulip fields near Mt. Vernon, WA last Thursday. The sun was shining but the wind was making it's presence known and felt. I don't know how long these last so this might be the time to get there to enjoy the flowers. They have a pretty good system: pay $4 to park at most of the different fields (maps are available in town or at the fields) they are well marked and includes admission to the festival grounds. A feast for the eye. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ it still doesn't feel like spring near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Rat City Rukkus http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Hemp/100411-00.htm Finally I have the pix from our Rat City Rukkus... I did say that there were cars as well as babes, right? Great memories. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Missy KEENEY ('59) Ed WOOD ('62), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Daniel LAYBOURN ('70), Mary Jane SMITH ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: McGregor FOX ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McCLELLAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron HOLLOWAY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan BELLISTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie SMITHWICK ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: Tulips We are staying a couple of nights in Woodburn, OR... gives Carol TYNER ('52) a chance to do some shopping at the Woodburn Company Stores, a huge mall; and gives the driver a chance to rest up from the long RV drive from Grover Beach, CA, about 800 miles, two nights. We will be in the tulip country for a few days and will compare them with the fields in Holland where one of our daughters lives with her family. We hope to catch up for a good lunch with Dick (45 & '46) & Ida McCOY who live nearby. We brought our ukes, so if there's anyone nearby up there that would like to join us for a couple of songs or drop by for a beer, give us a call. Bombers rule! -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: Tulips http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100411-00.htm To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Thanks for the pictures of the tulips! I only was able to see them once in all the years I lived on the West side and they are breathtaking! -Missy KEENEY ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Tulips http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100411-00.htm To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Great pics, Tom. Thanks for putting them up. Being at the right place at the right time makes all the difference, doesn't it? -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch Hello Bomber Friends, Next Saturday - April 17 - we will have an exciting and fun Bomber Lunch at Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver, right on the Columbia River. We have the Sun Room reserved for our group and we will gather at 11:30 for lunch and visits. At 12:45, Larry MATTINGLY ('60) will entertain us with a show and stories of his career and world travels in the fireworks industry. I mean BIG fireworks. I know that he has some great stories to share. Please plan to join us. You will be glad you did. RSVP to me at my email address (above) -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) Re: Class of '70 in 2010 PLANNING Meeting The next Class of '70 reunion meeting will be Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 7pm at the Richland Community Center's North Room. -Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Jane SMITH Poynor ('70) Re: Tulips http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100411-00.htm To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Thank you so much for the photos of those beautiful tulips. Reminds this Alaskan that Spring is really on its way! -Mary Jane SMITH Poynor ('70) ~ Anchorage - where the snow is slowly melting - Alaska ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Tom VERELLEN ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Donna BOWERS ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FOWLER ('76) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) & Sally FOLEY ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Passing of a Great Friend On Sunday, April 11, the Lord called Paula DOCTOR Werry ('51) home. While there is sadness in loosing my best friend since moving to Richland in 1944, it is with joy that I know she is now relieved from that horrid Alzheimer's disease and is now singing hymns in heaven. In fact, not only was she my best friend, but I had the privilege of introducing her to her ever- caring husband, Ellwood. They were a beautiful match. Her obituary should be appearing in the Tri-City Herald soon. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) I am trying to locate John Hebert who has posted some articles about John Ball School in years past. I sent an e-mail to him at the one listed in his news article but it came back as an invalid e-mail address. Do any of you know the whereabouts of John Hebert (and an email address if possible)? Here is one of the news articles of his that is posted on the Richland Bombers website. http://richlandbombers.tripod.com/2002/2002-11-13-TVN-JohnHebertCol.html -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I'm glad you liked the tulips. On that note if you enjoy a good spectacular you should like: The Procession of the Species (the original) in Olympia on April 24. Several blocks of downtown are closed off to foot [vehicular?] traffic for the festivities and the Artwalk. The parade is unique. I believe there are some shots of past years on You Tube and there are more details on the Internet. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100413-079.jpg -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ I ate some Easter eggs a week ago so I know it must be spring, near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: tulips http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100411-00.htm Thank you for the lovely photos of the tulips... I finally was able to go to the tulip fields a few times these last l0 years, and enjoyed them so much. They remind me of Keukenhof, the fantastic tulip park in Holland, which I was able to visit when I was an exchange student in 1962-'63 and lived with the van Houwelikngen family. I was also able to revisit Keukenhof in 1999 with Carol RICE Forister ('62) when she and her husband visited us in England. Carol and I had so much fun on that little get-away on our own... we hoped to do more... well, we have made one more trip together here in the states in 2003, from her house in Kansas City to mine in 2003... again we planned to do more trips together. She and Gary will be coming for a short visit combined with a trip to a wood working class this next week. I'm so excited to see them again... and hopefully we can plan another girls only trip together... Carol and I grew up a block apart, me on Olympia St. and she was on Elm... I was in Richland and saw where her ranch house sold for over $100,000. not too long ago... who knew, we should have invested in all those sand hills around Richland. I will also be in Alaska again in May and early June. I'm excited about that as I've wanted to go back since we were there in 1976. Can't imagine all the changes in that time... And the biggest event we're looking forward to is that my husband will finally be ordained June 13th after a 7 year session of seminary and training... he's had lots of training. P&G was big on training all of the 34 years he worked for them, and then the 3 years of training while doing as a minister of 2 small churches here in Indiana... Hope everyone had a lovely Easter... we had perfect weather, in the low 70s and a nice breeze... we had a perfect sunrise for Sunrise Service, a good attendance in one church,and in the last service we had over twice as many people as we usually have on a Sunday morning, almost l00. And other blessings besides... (Everyone always said time will go faster as you get older, they were right. I do know we've already had one more Sunday since Easter... ) Happy Spring time, as I am planning my little gardens here... wishing I had planted tulips last year to see them blooming now... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Yesterday, we had the distinct pleasure to be able to watch Olympian Hope SOLO ('99) perform at Soccer Park in St. Louis for the St. Louis Athletica. What a first class ambassador for Richland she is, and a bit of a "Rock Star" for all the up and coming soccer players in the US. Women's Sports are coming along in the US, and when you think just how far they have come since I was in high school, it makes you want to go out and buy more tickets. The fun of all this is now you also get to see the other international soccer stars play as well, such as Marta from Brazil. The woman is 39 years old and has all the energy and skill of an 18 year old. Having played and coached as an adult, soccer is one of the most complex and wonderfully fun games in the world to see or to play. Seeing excellent skills, while 1 to 2 players are trying to strip you of the ball, while still keeping split-second control of the ball, gives me as much pleasure as any score ever does. That is why the rest of the world thinks soccer is the number one sport in the world and watching the skill level of Women's Professional Soccer was a treat. The women soccer players sign anything for up to 45 minutes after the game that the fans want/have on, at the rail, and when you watch a crowd of youngsters yelling "Hope, Hope" to get just "her" over to the rail and you watch how gracious and kind she is to the kids, there is a bit of Bomber Pride for how "cool" she is. So when the Athletica come to your city to play, I urge you to go buy a ticket and support Women's Professional soccer, it really is at a very high skill level. I am also giving a shout out to Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, SC, for a family vacation. Not only is the setting beautiful (and Charleston and Savannah are in the same neighborhood), but the food and hospitality are as well. Mike and I ran into a man that lived in Beaufort while in Florida, who said that he thought Beaufort had just as many antebellum homes as Savannah, so, of course, we had to see what that was all about and we were not disappointed. Anytime I can sit by the water and have a great lunch, then get a History lesson while touring the town, I am a "Happy" camper. Having lived in the Midwest for over 20 yrs, I should also give a shout out to all the large cities back here that also present with wonderful Museums or Civil War battlefields or other Historical sights that make this country so varied and interesting. Sincerely, -Donna BOWERS Rice (GMC '63) and Mike RICE ('60) proud Bombers and looking forward to the Class of 1960 reunion-thankful for all the people who are making that possible and thankful for those that put the Sandstorm in our mailbox every morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 Planning Meeting Maren, could you please put in an announcement about the meeting for the R2K+10 committee on the 14th of April at the Spudnut Shop at 6:30pm. Come one and all. Thanks. That's Wednesday night. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Gene KELLER ('50), Bill BERLIN ('56) Ken HEMINGER ('56wb), David RIVERS ('65) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin CORLEY ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gene KELLER ('50) Re: Paula DOCTOR Werry ('51-RIP) To: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Doreen I was thinking about Paula and wondering how she was doing just last week. I was very fond of Paula and am so sorry she has left all her family and friends. We went together my senior year in high school. I can't tell you how much she encouraged and helped me my senior year. She was so sweet and supportive of me in sports and school. We had some good times and I was so proud of her. She was so talented and positive in every thing she did and she will be remembered as one of the great Richland High School graduates. -Gene KELLER ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Tulips in Skagit Valley http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100411-00.htm I only live maybe six or seven miles from the center of the Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley and for us residents, it is a mess. When the estimated 300,000 to 400,000 people show up in the valley, they drive 21.6 miles per hour on 40 to 50 MPH roads and stop in the middle of the road to take pictures too. We usually cross diagonally through the Skagit Valley to get from Highway 20 (East and West) to I-5 (North and South) when we go to Seattle or points further south. It usually takes about 30 minutes from my house to I-5 at Conway but a week ago it was 50 minutes and yesterday it was up to an hour and ten minutes because of the gelookinpeepers doing the Tulip field shuffle. The best way to do it is (a) get a map at one of the many locations, (b) if you want to stop and take pictures, park in one of the many parking lots because it will be much closer and a lot safer, and (c) go to either, or both, Roosengaaten or Tulip Town as they have tulips surrounding their locations. LaConner is packed for lunch but Mt. Vernon has Olive Garden, Red Robin and a lot of good places to eat. My favorite is The Net for super burgers and it is located on Memorial Highway just west of downtown Mt. Vernon. Go over the bridge on the Skagit River and just head west a couple of miles and it is in the middle of a grove of big trees. Re: The Fogging Jeep I think all of us in the south end of the city did the Fog Run once or twice. I am sure that our parents didn't want us to do it but we did it anyway, being the geniuses that we were. I got to thinking that later in life I was not so susceptible to mosquitoes in Nam or in the high concentrations in Alaska but my immunity didn't work on the No See'ums or White Socks up there. Those bites, usually on the ears or eye lids, were ugly and painful. [I'd forgotten about those damned white socks!! Good enough reason not to move back to Alaska. -Maren] -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where we are having weird weather patterns now. Colder than in the middle of the winter but that is good for extending the tulips as they were early this year by about a week. The cold weather has slowed them down a bit. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) I have noticed looking at the Sandstorm over weekends, that usually there are only a couple entries. Has anyone given thought to maybe cutting the Sandstorm down to five days a week? It would surly give Maren a break. She could then plan on doing something like the rest of us without worrying about deadlines. I noticed she keeps late hours getting the Sandstorm out as it is. Anyway, just an Idea. I know I wouldn't miss it on the weekend, especially with summer coming up. -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT supposed to get 6~10" of snow... starting tonight and tomorrow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Running again Ha haaaaaaaaaaaa... not going to get me again. I am running to my Constitutional Law Class but because of the love of a big sis a few days ago, I noticed my yellow stickie cheat sheet for the month was missing a very important b-day... luckily big sis ('63) caught it and I am saved from the humiliation I have to endure every year over one member or another of this lovely family... Myra, you know I love you and would take more time if I wasn't running across town so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Myra WEIHERMILLER on April 14, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavinger ('65) Re: Class of '65 Reunion Dear '65 Classmates: Yes, we are celebrating with a 45 year reunion this summer. We'll be sending official information soon. But so you can be planning - we will be gathering on our traditional 2nd weekend in August, 13 & 14, at the Courtyard Marriott. They have given us phenomenal room rates so you might want to make your reservations now while you wait for the rest of the details (509) 942-9400. I, personally, am really anxious to see and hug old friends - and to make some new ones. Come one, come all, "we may never pass this way, again." -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavinger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) I first saw the name (and an artists rendition of Paula DOCTOR Werry ('51-RIP) in an old Separations Publication. If I'm not mistaken her Dad worked in the 200 Areas. I've always wondered where she was but never found the time to look her up. Sad as it is of her passing it is a good thing she is no longer suffering from a very terrible disease. I'd rather have a stroke or heart attack than put my family through that! As soon as I find that publication I'll send it in. Until then my condolences to you and her family. -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jim DOYLE ('49) ~ 6/24/31 - 3/20/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Ed CHARETTE ('55), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CARPENTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mickey LYNCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy DeHART ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Funeral Notices A double hit today, Paula DOCTOR Werry ('51-RIP) and Jim DOYLE ('49-RIP). Both good friends, I knew Paula best in the early sixties when I was a CPA and we both worked for the same firm. Ida and I visited Paula and Ellwood in Sandpoint, ID a few years ago. I believe her sister Pat ('48-RIP) also died from that cruel disease, as did my Dad. Later, Paula and Jim -Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed CHARETTE ('55) Maren, I agree with Ken Heminger's ('56wb) suggestion. Make the Alumni Sandstorm a 5 or, at most, a 6 day publication. -Ed CHARETTE ('55) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and Robert Hutton sent stuff: Shirley Rae DRURY ('51), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Marlene LARSEN ('56wb), Patti JONES ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Robert Hutton, son of James "Skip" Hutton ('57wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken ELY ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara COLE ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony SHARPE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg JOCHEN ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Rae DRURY Crume ('51) Re: Memories of Paula DOCTOR Werry ('51-RIP) When my family moved to a "B" house on Douglass, brother Larry DRURY ('57) and I were enrolled at Lewis & Clark. We'd lived in Kennewick when all the Richland kids bonded who lived in the trailer camp at North Richland. We went from Kennewick first to Kimball and I attended Sacajawea. There I was odd-ball out. I'd never encountered the unkindness that came my way there. It had become winter and my mom dressed me in the way Idaho mountain kids survived the winter, long underwear and brown long socks held up with a garter belt. Except for the friendly and very kind Betty BELL ('51), the pretty, saucy girls there found me a ridiculous sight. They followed the lead of one. Now we recognize how traumatic bullying is. I got to experience the female sort first hand. We might have had P.E. because somehow I knew they wore pretty silky panties. A positive result of that mistreatment is that I think it sensitized me to the fact that people are not very likely to be what they appear. After some months there we moved south to Douglass and L&C. I was poised for the same treatment, but instead encountered entirely different girls, Paula prominent among them, Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), another. Mrs. Baudendistel, mother of Margaret ('51) and Shirley ('49?), became a favorite teacher of all time. I can't even express how much that meant to me. Paula and Doreen remained the same dear people all through high school, although we moved mostly in separate groups. At the last reunion I attended, I got to meet Ellwood Werry (Spouse) who had brought Paula even though she was already having severe memory problems. Since then I've gotten to know Ellwood via Email. What a fine man he is! How bruised he must be feeling. Re: 5 or 6 day Sandstorm week Count me among those who would be glad to receive the Sandstorm less often to give Maren a 5 or 6 day week rather than a 7. My Inbox gets ahead of me as it is. -Shirley Rae DRURY Crume ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 gals lunch Just a friendly reminder to meet us at Granny's in Kennewick between 11:30 and 12 noon today, April 16th for lunch with the gals from '54 bunch!! We have such a good time catching up on everyone's life. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is going to be low 70s soon. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: 5 or 6 day Sandstorm week Maren, I agree with Ken HEMINGER's ('56wb) suggestion to make the Sandstorm a 5 day publication. Ed CHARETTE ('55) agrees and suggested a 5 or 6 day a week publication. That way, you can have a little more time for yourself and your family. What do the rest of you think? -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: 3rd graders sing a song to our soldiers! Get out the Kleenex box. What a treasure! After all the bad press over a few teachers who stepped out of line teaching songs to our children, this one is one you will be so proud to hear. At the end of the song you can order the sheet music. Awesome. I hope this sweeps our country and gets sung in all our schools. The music teacher wrote the song and had all the third graders sing. Enjoy -- great message. From the 3rd graders of Tussing Elementary, Colonial Heights, VA http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=5pfBUUZNbFM -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA. - The birds sang and peoples happiness showed on this beautiful spring day. Temperature around 70. Will be 72 to 77 the next few days. Weatherbug not sure exactly. Glen ROSE ('58) and wife Carol took a drive to Umatilla today. Apple trees full of blossoms, fields being plowed for planting and already planted fields were green. Others being plowed. We talked about all the things along the road. Watched a cloud that looked like angel hair that formed a angel within minutes. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: 5 or 6 day Sandstorm week I personally agree with Ken HEMINGER ('56) that a 5 or 6 day a week Sandstorm would be fine, and yes, then Maren would have at least one day off... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from sunny as of yet humidity free southern Indiana where it hit 89 yesterday... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: 5 or 6 day Sandstorm week Maren, I also agree with Ken HEMINGER's ('56wb) suggestion. Make the Alumni Sandstorm a 5 day publication. Thanks Ed CHARETTE ('55) for supporting Ken's idea. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 http://r2k99352.tripod.com/index10.html WHEN: June, 25, 26, 27, 2010 FUN: Chili Feed, Sock Hop, Alumni Basketball game COST: Registration is $5 if not attending any dinners Friday 5pm ~ Chili & Cinnamon rolls ~ $10 ea Saturday 6sm Pancake feed 6am ~ $5 ea Saturday 5pm Dinner catered by Tony Romas $15 ea NOTE: You must be pre-registered for the dinners. The deadline for RECEIPT is June 15, 2010. You can also pre-order t-shirts and other things from the registration form. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I dig this guy Big day today so will be running most of it. Meet with our Governor in about an hour for some litigation we are going to do that can't be discussed outside the sandbox... then on to another big event where Oath Keepers will be supplying security... another event that can't be discussed outside the sandbox... so before I start all that running I gotta wish a guy who has always been gracious in including me at the big kids' table... I do my best not to spill my milk or slip off the phone book I sit on... doesn't make me sit in a high chair tho so I get to look almost as cool as the big kids... I had a total flashback moment this morning while driving to work... saw a very cute girl walking her dog and my first thought was "tuff"... guess I'm slipping in and out of the past and present these days... listening to Tommy Tucker sing High Heeled Sneakers on my drive reminded me of how sheltered we were in the Tri-Cities... When I was in the Marine Corps, my first introduction to these original versions was when I had a roomie who played them all the time... had my introduction to Lou Rawls from that guy... another buddy of mine would always tune in the "black" stations in L.A. and it was quite an eye opener... today you'd think that we always had that wonderful music but in truth, we almost had nothing but "covers"... life has changed! But now I gotta wish my good buddy Tony Sharpe ('63) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on April 16, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert Hutton. son of James "Skip" Hutton ('57wb) To who this may concern; I am the son of James "Skip" Hutton. I'm replying to this [Alumni Sandstorm] e-mail to let you know that he passed away the morning of 4/14/2010. His memorial will Tuesday 4/20/2010 at Kayser's Chapel & Crematory 831 S. Pioneer Way in Moses Lake, WA. I'm sorry to bring this news to you this way. I know he talked a lot about the "Richland Bombers" to me, so this brings loss to your group and to our family in which he will be greatly missed. Thank you Robert Hutton, son of James "Skip" Hutton ('57wb) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) Phil BELCHER ('51), Bill BERLIN ('56) Ken HEMINGER ('56wb), Lois WEYERTS ('56) Sharon A. GREER ('62), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JONES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob THOMAS ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VACH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shari NAPORA ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane SMITH ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim JOCHEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: "Jumbo" & "Wig" DAVIS ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: Dick McCOY ('45. 47, '08, etc.) Carol TYNER ('52) and I are filling our eyes and cameras with the awesome tulip gardens and fields in the Skagit Valley. Dick McCOY, one of the founding fathers of Club 40, offered to take us out to lunch. He and his lovely wife, Ida picked us up at the RV park and took us to this great "OKayed by Dick" restaurant, Chuckanut Manor, Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA and it was wonderful. Not only the lunch but all of the stories we shared about our days in and about Richland and the Richland Bombers. He has been around so long attending the annual class reunions in Richland, he knows everybody; and we have many friends in common. I hardly knew the man in Richland; however, on one occasion, there was some sort of ruckus on the circle drive in front of the downtown Thrifty Drug Store involving the patrol; early fifties. I was an innocent by stander. I noted a hand clutching a beer bottle waving outside the door of one of the patrol cars. Obviously, the hand wanted someone to rescue this evidence bottle, so I stepped forward and did so which didn't go over well with the officers who sternly lectured me and sent me on my way. My memory says that the hand clutching the beer bottle belonged to Dick McCOY. I forgot to mention this to Dick during the lunch. I did discover that we have a few things in common including mutual friends. He is Irish and I am Welsh, my ancestors probably worked or warred along side or against his people in those early days. We also married lovely ladies from the class of '52, Carol and Ida. He enjoys music as he displayed his talent playing the organ in his man cave at his lakeside house just e/o Mt. Vernon; I play the ukulele. He is in the middle of writing his memoirs and so am I. He keeps a diary during his travels as I do. I like beer and I know at one time during his life he has probably had his share of beer and then some; he, ordered a diet Pepsi for lunch, I had a local IPA. We love to party. He is a big cheerleader for the Bombers and I continue my cheer leading legacy from high school days; last year, Carol and I hosted a California Central Coast Bombers lunch and we will do so again next month. He is an artist, I am not, but Carol is. He has a wonderful lineup of kids and so do we; he and Ida have five children, we have four, they have ten grandchildren, we have eight. So we got along famously swapping stories and telling lies. It was a wonderful afternoon. He had to remind me that I was only a Cougar and he was a Husky, but to make amends and the afternoon perfect, he picked up the lunch bill. He's my man! -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: 5 or 6 day Sandstorm week Don't know if I've missed seeing a posted item in the Alumni Sandstorm or not -- but -- has anyone asked Maren how many days a week she'd like to issue the greatest thing since chocolate. I'd like to see it continue "as is" and would certainly abide by her wishes if she wants to decrease the number of days/week. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Five day paper Count me in on the five day paper. I also have noticed that Maren stays up late to publish the paper for us and she does so for very little except the knowledge that so many of us count on her. She has done a better job than the US Postal Service. Three cheers for our editor. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Sandstorm 5-days a week Why not? The Post Office is going to a 5-day week soon and if the Sandstorm did the same, Maren could hang with the Mail Carriers. Don't get me wrong, I love the Sandstorm but I can see the point of 5-days so that Maren can have a real life, take in the nightlife in Gretna [Geez, Bill, yer a riot! - Maren] and maybe even take a sightseeing tour of the Gretna Shipyard. With no mail or no Sandstorm on the weekend I would have them free to mow the lawn, go to the Farmer's Market, wash the car, tie up the Grandkids in my care (you would approve and know why I call them the Rat Brothers) and go down to the library. Oh, sorry, it is closed too on the weekend. Fortunately the Brown Lantern is open 7-days a week. But it makes a lot of sense to me to do it 5-times a week and just think of the 5 GB edition you would get on Monday. Maren, just do it. Got my vote. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA and the tulips are still out in the Skagit Valley. The cool nights are working to keep them in bloom for at least another week, maybe up the end of April. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Re: Maren's 5 day work week There seems to be some interest in the 5 day posting of the Sandstorm. I happen to think it's a good idea, and would hate to see it slip through the cracks. As a suggestion, Maren has all the addresses for the Sandstorm subscribers, she could send a short note bearing my suggestion asking each for a simple "Yes" or "No" vote to the 5 day idea. Tally the vote and then let us know. As an added thought. the subscription price will be the same. Ah Ha! A pay raise too.. Any constructive thoughts on how to better get this off the ground appreciated... -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT Our recent 8" of heavy wet snow is gone with 66 temps **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56) I agree with many others that receiving the Sandstorm only 5 or 6 days a week would be fine and it would give Maren a break so she can live a life like the rest of us. I know she enjoys doing this, but she deserves a rest each week like the rest of us. This is a tremendous pressure on her to put this out daily. -Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56) ~ in beautiful springtime Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon A. GREER ('62) Maren, I think five days a week or even four would cover the subject. If a lot of stuff comes in on Saturday and Sunday it might take most of Monday to get it prepared. Just let some of it go until the next day. Seven days a week is too much like work. I am so busy since I retired that I haven't the time to sit at a computer every day, so I usually don't read the Sandstorm every day. I read several days at a time. -Sharon A. GREER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: 5-6 day Sandstorm I'm in agreement with all the others that I would not mind having the Sandstorm only 5-6 days per week. Maren, you do so much for all of us, this is just a small part of what we can do for you. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Much too much rain still, but it really is trying to become spring like. We'll wait and see. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: 5-day Sandstorm As much as I would miss having the Sandstorm in my mailbox 7 days a week, I agree with others that Maren deserves a break and if she chooses to make it a 5-day publication, she has my support. IF this were a "normal" job, she would have at least one day off, so to make it a 5-day publication is only fair. Re: Today, Friday, April 16th... ..was my LAST treatment.. NO more chemo and NO more radiation!!! woohoo! They are fairly certain that they got it all, but will have a CAT scan (can hardly wait to get in that blasted tube, again) to make sure... will have scans every 3 months for two years, then IF nothing shows up, they will consider me "cancer- free". My tongue and throat are still very sore and am only able to swallow soups, puddings, and yogurt... doctor said it will take about 3 months before I can eat solid foods,,, can hardly wait... as soon as I can, the entire family is going out for Mexican dinner... I want nachos, guacamole, chips, salsa, rice, beans, and fish tacos!!!!! *grin* ONLY good thing that came out of all this is the fact that I have lost 50#!!!!!! I'm so glad I had the excess to lose, otherwise, the doctor said he would have had me on a feeding tube! When I was done at radiation today, they gave me my mask... we are going to have a "mask burning party"... the one tech said if it won't burn with using lighter fluid, run over it with a lawn mower... it will shred it into tiny pieces!!!! *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Paula DOCTOR Werry ('51) ~ 1/11/34 - 4/11/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Dick WIGHT ('52) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Mike BRADLEY ('56), Steve CARSON ('58) Helen CROSS ('62), Pam EHINGER ('67) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane WALKER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie CONE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gilbert BLANKENSHIP ('81) TODAY IN HISTORY: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the EIGHTEENTH OF APRIL, in '75; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.... http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/poem.shtml Paul Revere's Ride -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Maren, I have no objection to a five day Sandstorm; but it seems to me it should be your decision. If you enjoy the work, tell 'em to back off. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Reduction in # of weekly Alumni Sandstorms Well, everyone else has an opinion! Ha! How about Maren's opinion? I'd be perfectly satisfied with 5 or 6 days a week... and I don't see any need to reduce the small subscription price some of us pay... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ hanging out in the Ozarks where the pollen count is going up exponentially! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: 5 or 6 day Sandstorm Maren... what is your input on this subject? Don't hesitate to speak your mind (or heart). No one will be hurt either way!! You have done this for so many years and are so appreciated we want you to do what is comfortable for you. Even when there is no news... you still mail to everyone and that takes time and hours up late. Slow down and enjoy your grandchildren and daughter. Go to a movie or a play or go shopping... whatever you want to do without having to worry about putting this wonderful Sandstorm out every day! Raise the price if you want... I don't care... I would pay more. I love the feeling of knowing I can talk to Bombers when I write in and my word is spread around the world!! Please let us know how YOU feel! Re: Linda REINING ('64) So happy to hear you are done with chemo and radiation!! Enjoy that Mexican food when you can eat solids again. (my favorite food, too). Wish I could lose the 50#, but not the way you did!! :-) You'll be "cancer free" before long! Good work! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco... yah warm weather! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Hi Maren: Re: Ken Heminger's ('56wb) message below: As a suggestion, Maren has all the addresses for the Sandstorm subscribers, she could send a short note bearing my suggestion asking each for a simple "Yes" or "No" vote to the 5 day idea. Tally the vote and then let us know. ******* I think Ken's idea is a good one but it is really up to you to make the decision because you are the one doing all the work. We are the recipients of your generosity. I am not a subscriber of the Sandstorm but I do read it every day [online] and really enjoy it. I will give an Aye vote to the proposal. -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) By Golly Maren, I think that I will join the crowd and support the 5 day work day. So you have my support to do so at once. -Mike BRADLEY ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) 5 or 6 day Sandstorm makes sense. I'm in. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Linda REINING ('64) Congratulations on completing your chemo and radiation treatments, and prayers that you have seen the last of it... that is a wonderful feeling, I know... To: Maren ('63 & '64), you publish this great newspaper as often as you wish, you don't need to tally those of us who are lucky enough to receive it... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Another beautiful day in southeast Indiana, about 75 and sunny, the dogwoods are still beautiful, and more things are blooming every day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger ('67) Dear Maren, Well I've seen a lot of people asking for the 5 day Sandstorm... BUT we haven't heard from you! Yes we all know the long hours you put in for our pleasure! And everyone who has written has stated that you need a rest or a break. So Please fill us in on what you think about the 5 days only, for the Sandstorm. Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Party? To: Richard ROBERTS ('49) & Dick McCOY ('45. 47, '08, etc.) Thank you both for reminding me once again that the party ain't over until the party is over. Re: 5 day Sandstorm I was sort of hoping Maren will keep the seven day schedule and add three afternoon extra-extra's, but she is the boss and if the Alumni Sandstorm comes on only Mon., then so be it (not to spread rumors or anything). My Alumni Sandstorm quit coming to my mailbox. I think I owe Maren several years of subscription fees maybe... Re: HBO mini series "The Pacific" This past February, I was back down in Camp Pendleton hanging with the comrades from K-3-5. I always enjoy my time with these Marines, several that were with me when I was wounded, one who helped throw me on the medevac chopper, their wives and girl friends. R.V. Burgin showed up this year. R.V. is our K-3-5 Treasurer. R.V. was with K-3-5 (1st Div.) during WW2 on Peleliu and Okinawa. Then there was us Vietnam guys and two Marines from Iraq, both SSgts, one a Silver Star recipient from the Fallujah, Iraq battle and the son of one of us Vietnam vets, Rob. All of us from K-3-5 and three wars. K-3-5 was not in Korea. The two young Marines have now left for Afghanistan. Our very own Lt. General MATTIS ('68) commanded the Fallujah battle back in '04, if I am not mistaken? The Fifth Marine Regiment is the most decorated regiment in Marine Corps history. They started out in WW1 at Belleau Wood where Marines from 2/5 barked like dogs in the night at the Germans "Devil Dogs" came from that nightmare. R.V. was with Eugene Sledge on both islands and at times in the same platoon. Sledge died a few years ago. R.V. is doing very well. The HBO series has parts based on both of these men's books. RV said it was most interesting talking to Tom Hanks. Hollywood... the song sticks in the mind doesn't it? Sticking with the old tale that all combat vets that really see combat action don't talk about it... I had to ask R.V. how they got their water to them up front and what did they do with the dead japs as they passed by them. All of you former Marines would love this quiet, soft spoken, 89 year old warrior from the Old Breed. http://marinesofthepacific.com/2010/04/r-v-burgin-on-the-today-show/ I don't have HBO, so I will wait for the DVD set. Couple photos of R.V. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Mad/100418-00.htm Semper Fidelis -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/2010 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45 & '46), Gus KEENEY ('57) Neil McCARTNEY ('58), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Lora HOMME ('60), Mike WAGGONER ('60) Tom VERELLEN ('60), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Sandy CLARK ('71) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurel NIELSEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lila JENNE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Lloyd & Linda SWAIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark ROHRBACHER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg WELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deb BOSHER ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jeff LARSEN & Barbara GILE ('67) 04/19 TODAY IN HISTORY 1775 American Revolution began 1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life 1993 Waco 1995 Oklahoma City **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber) To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) You do as many issues a week (or month) as you want... my stipend will not change. To: Dick ROBERTS ('49) Thanks for your kind words. It was a great afternoon... Ida and I enjoyed you and Carol Tyner Roberts ('52) and the many old stories. I hope the rest of your trip is great. -Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Shorter Week I agree on the shorter week. Although, Maren sometimes needs seven days to correct some of my mistakes!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Neil McCARTNEY ('58) I'm all for 5 days of the Sandstorm. -Neil McCARTNEY ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber lunch Drove to Vancouver for the Bomber lunch Saturday. Pleasant drive going down. Horrendous rain storms coming North with 1-2 inches of water on I-5. Got to Tacoma and it was dry and sunny. I did say I would have some pictures and stories to entertain a bit. However for the 2nd time I was not able to connect with the big screen hanging on the wall. The cable I bought (with assurance that it would be the right one from the sales person) no way would make the connection with my laptop. I apologized to the group and next time (June 19) I will just bring my own flat screen, or the LED projector, which is what I should have done in the first place. This of course depends on my schedule. My calendar is clear for that day, but I never know what might pop up. But it is always fun to go to these gatherings and hear what is going on in people lives, and of course to discuss growing up under very unique circumstances. Re: Old Richland Stuff Looking through a 2nd hand store over here on the west side recently, I came across 2 heaters. No question that they were from a Richland prefab. The HEW tags were still on them. Re: Sandstorm work week I have to admit that one of my highlights in the morning is reading the Alumni Sandstorm. I do that before checking my email. I consider the price cheap for all the Bomber news. I feel if Maren says she needs more money or a day off, fine no problem, but I will leave it up to her for any decision. She seems to enjoy doing this. It puts her high on the list of folks I admire. Re: Schedule Jackie and I are off this Tuesday PM flying all night and half the next day. Pyro related but confidential for now. Back in 8 days. I will take the laptop and should have internet access. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home near Tacoma in bright warm sunshine. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lora HOMME Phillips ('60) Re: five-day Sandstorm I'm not sure how the five-day Sandstorm idea got started but if Maren wants some time off she has certainly earned it. Personally, I'd miss the Sandstorm on weekends a bunch and I hope she does it because she loves laboring into the wee hours every night and wants to continue. That's probably not likely, but I can hope. As several have said, it's up to Maren. What say you, Maren? -Lora HOMME Phillips ('60) ~ In that other town across the river and down the road from home **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) We can thrive on five (days a week of Sandstorm)! -Mike WAGGONER ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) It would seem spring is actually here. A few warm days and I have had to mow the lawn a couple of times. Enclosed some more flowers. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100419-018.jpg A note to Bill BERLIN ('56) I've never seen anyone slowing down to eyeball these maybe you spread the seeds around the tulip fields. Just a thought. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Sandstorm Work Week First, let me say that I LOVE doing the Sandstorm every day. I'm a night owl so the time schedule for the Sandstorm is PERFECT. Thank you, Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) for the initial suggestion of a 5 or 6 day work week. The website is set up for 31 days. Deleting a day at the end for 30 day months (and February) is NO BIG DEAL, but it would be more trouble than it's worth to actually skip Saturdays and/or Sundays. We'd have to figure out MONTHLY which days to take off the website. Sure as you know what, I'd screw that up. So, starting pretty soon, we will begin sending something like "Alumni Sandstorm NOT" on select days. There will probably be A LOT of Saturdays and Sundays. This will give us an opportunity to hold entries (if there are only 1 or 2) for the next day. The "Alumni Sandstorm - NOT" will only have calendar events (birthdays, anniversaries, lunches, etc.).... these "NOT" Sandstorms will be place holders... just for calendar events (if there are any). Happy Birthday to my Birthday Buddy, Peg WELLMAN Johnson ('66) Who is the Bomber who went to the Enterprise Bomber lunch dressed as John W. Randall (1910 Richland Mayor) for the Richland Centennial Celebration? http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100419-Who-298.jpg Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 67 at 2:05am *************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Day It's a big, big day this 19th of April... the shot heard 'round the world... the most famous and well known Bomber-babe havin' my baby... no wait... dunno where that came from... musta been listing to some bad Anka or something... next I'll be singing latter day Neil Diamond, anyday Pat Boone... oh my goodness... I gotta get me some Wailers on the box right away and save myself... so where was I oh yeah... Bomber-babe havin' a birthday... sorry... it may have been all this talk about the Sandstorm going postal that got me all confused... as she puts up with us, I say it's the publisher's call on that one... I'll go along with her whatever she decides... I can always lump all my birthday wishes into a once a year kinda thing... that way when I miss a Bomber-babe it won't hurt my chances of getting lucky... I mean staying good buds... (where is my mind tonight)... oh by-the-way, STULL ('62), I'll have the shop get the 396 ready for Doc ADAIR ('65-'67) when you get here... it will mean running out to Logandale, which is about 50 minutes north of Vegas... just gimme a call... you should have my number and if not Jimmie can give it to you... and as I think of it... for you Anka, Diamond and Boone fans out there... I wuz just funnin'... in fact I'm pickin' up a carload of blue haired ladies and heading out for a Wayne Newton concert... I borrowed the outfit Jerry IRWIN ('58) wore to the sock hop at R2K for the event... gonna be a huge hit I'll tell ya right now... them chicks dig stuff like that... gonna be a real hip kat... oh, by the way, Bobby ('63) is running for Assembly again this year but the sign hasn't changed so I'm not packing another one to bring to Richland this year... it looks just the same as the one STUMP ('66), BROMLEY ('65) and I put in the window of two-bits a few years back... so the old one will have to do... so... you've been waiting I know... who is the best known Babe in Bomberville? Why our own Maren Smyth ('63-'64), of course... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Maren!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sandy CLARK Chamberlin ('71) Re: Schedule Change I definitely think a 5 day schedule for the sandstorm would be fine. Maren has been so consistently dedicated to this task, if this would give her a break, Just do it! -Sandy CLARK Chamberlin ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Birthday Greetings Maren, happy birthday to the queen of the Alumni Sandstorm this Monday morning. Re: Sandstorm schedule As to the number of days of the week the Alumni Sandstorm is published, I totally agree it should be Maren's final decision. I do know she has a daughter and grandchildren living close by and I'd be willing to bet she'd love every opportunity to spend time with them. Here's to a great birthday, enjoy it and thanks for the tireless work you do to get the paper out to everyone. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it still doesn't know what season it truly is ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Phil BELCHER ('51) Jim WATTS ('54), David MANSFIELD ('59) Missy KEENEY ('59), Lora HOMME ('60) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck SHIPMAN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) First, although this is a day late, Happy Birthday Maren, and may you always live as long as me!!! And right now my plans are to live a long time yet!! If Dick McCOY ('45) can do it so can I!!! Re: Bomber Deaths Just got word from Phil RAEKES ('49) that Ray GILLETTE ('49) passed away April 9th and in another note that arrived by currier from Marjorie HOSCHOUER Dumolt ('49) that her brother Warren M. HOSCHOUER ('47) passed away 2/27/10. Re: Little People Im also curious what are the "little people" up to in Pappy SWAN's ('59) pond since the big dogs arrived? We don't hear any more about them, I hope the dogs didn't scare them away. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ Today is another gorgeous day in Bothell, WA and here I sit at the computer, go figure. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Someone recently wrote about a 'disagreement' at the Thrifty store area that required the Hanford Patrol to disperse. I looked back in the recent entries and was unable to locate the person who wrote about it. My memory is getting terrible. I had just left the Richland theater when I noticed the crowd in the parking lot in front of the store. The Army had moved in to protect Hanford in '48 or '49 and overwhelmed us. Bear in mind they were making good money while the teen age guys were making $.75 an hour working in filling stations and such. As a result we felt that they had an unfair advantage over us when it came to taking the girls out. Fights were common, but usually resulted in black eyes and a bruise or two. This time a broken beer bottle had been used by the home town group and the Army guys took exception to it. They went back to North Richland to the barracks, tied up the duty Sgt. and gave everyone a pass. The whole company came to town with blood in their eyes. They chased the Richland guys until they took shelter in the down town Thrifty store until the Patrol came to their rescue. It was exciting to watch but nothing happened except I think everyone had a talking to. It was the main topic of conversation the next day. Interesting enough, most of the Richland group were called up for the draft within a month and wound up in the Army. Justice was served??? We, the West Richland bunch, got to know few of the Army guys and several married local girls and stayed in the area for years. -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: "The Animal" Maren, A number of people have asked me where they could get the book "The Animal". I sent the information the other day but I sent it to the wrong place. Anyone who went to High School in the Tri-Cities in the '50s, '60s, and '70s, will either know who "The Animal" was or will recognize the sites that are written about in the book. They are carrying the book at Hastings in Richland as well as the Bookworm in Kennewick and Richland. They completely sold out the first run so they were unavailable for quite a while.\ All the proceeds from the book go to the Columbia Basin College Foundation for their scholarship program. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David MANSFIELD ('59) To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100419-Who-298.jpg Before I even looked at the picture it knew it had to be Burton Pierard ('59). But then again, isn't that the way Burton always dresses? -David MANSFIELD ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Belated Birthday Wishes to you, belated birthday wishes to you. Burt ('59) will be thrilled that he wasn't recognized as John W. Randall, Richland mayor 1910. He is having WAAAY too much fun chairing that celebration/committee. To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Hey! I LOVE dandelions! They make the perfect, little, happy bouquet for a person's Mom not stolen from someone ease's garden. -Missy KEENEY ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lora HOMME Phillips ('60) Re: Alumni Sandstorm NOT That's a great idea Maren, it gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want or need to whenever you want or need to. But I'm glad you love to do the Sandstorm because I certainly love receiving it. Go girl! -Lora HOMME Phillips ('60) ~ An alien in the land of the Lions and the home of the Braves **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I've been honored to have my old art teacher Tom Knudsen in my life for the past several years. He had a huge influence on my life and we continue to correspond on a somewhat regular basis. I rant and he listens, he rants and I listen. Tom lives in Ashland, OR and is in pretty decent shape. He's had a few health issues this last year and is in the process of bouncing hack to his "normal" life. Tom enjoys hearing from past students. If you were fortunate enough to have had Tom as a teacher and mentor and would like to drop him a note. Contact me and I'll give you his address. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Apollo 13--forty years ago April 17, 1970 the Apollo 13 made a splashdown after its "successful failure" due to the explosion of an oxygen tank. This was happening while I was in the Navy en route from San Diego to Hawaii. We were aware of what was going on but I am sure we did not know all the details that those with access to television did. The recovery ship was the USS Iwo Jima LPH-2, as amphibious assault ship. It was actually an aircraft carrier for helicopters, the idea being to land their Marine detachment by helicopters. We had gotten underway headed out of Pearl Harbor when we saw the USS Iwo Jima was coming in. It is my understanding that the Astronauts had been flown off the ship, but the Apollo 13 capsule was still on board. We usually went in and out the same way, past the Arizona Memorial, but this time we went around Ford Island and out to sea headed to Vietnam. I am thinking that they had us leave that way because the Iwo Jima was coming in the other way. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ham/100420-00.htm -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Marlene LARSEN ('56wb), Patti JONES ('60), Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie ALLEN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie SHEERAN ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Age of Tires Can you find the age of your tires? http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897 -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Maren, Even though I have already wished you a Happy Birthday add to my Sandstorm entry another Happy Birthday and hug to what I put in about your working on the weekends. Cake sounded really good. Thanks Re: April All Bomber Luncheon Richland http://alumnisandstorm.com/Lunches/Current-ALL/00.htm I have been told by many Bombers that they miss my writing. Now that I am partially retired and on the road to recovery from my illness I will have time again. The luncheons the past few months that I haven't written about, have been filled with Bombers and fun new things. Great cooking since the new ownership. Good waiters. The owner can't do enough to keep us there. We are satisfied. About 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning of the luncheon I got a call from Burt PIERARD ('59). He asked me to make an announcement that he would be there with a guest. Since I was half awake I agreed. I was awake for a while before I realized what he said (I thought). Meanwhile I got ready for the luncheon. When I arrived with Glen ROSE ('58) and his wife Carol, my curiosity was peaking. About 1pm I made the announcement that Burt would be arriving with his guest who was the Mayor of Enterprise/Richland. Knowing this was important to Burt as he has done so much work on the 100th Anniversary of Richland I knew it would be fun. Bombers pointed that our guest was coming in the door behind me. Standing up, turning around to greet Burt and the guest my mouth dropped to the floor. Was I surprised. By now you all know who the guest was. The worst part was introducing myself to man with sun glasses and a nice outfit on that depicted the era, who I already knew. Embarrassed would be the word. The guest (I'm not ready to say who it was because of today's entry) continued gracefully on with a big smile on his face telling the group about the 100th anniversary. The first event will be May 8, 2010. This will take place at the Cultural Center. 10am until approximately 9:30pm. Lots of events will take place during this time. The next event will be on the July 4, 2010. Burt will make more announcements as the time gets closer. Right Burt? Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) managed to join us for lunch. She lives in Western Washington and travels back and forth as her son has two wineries in Zillah, WA. She and her husband help their son as much as possible. She has also been doing things to help the class of '60, 50th reunion committee. The reunion will be in conjunction with Club 40 this year. Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) and Jim POTTS ('58) came from Spokane for a visit. Not sure if they were visiting friends or family. Only got to talk to them for a minute. Vera SMITH Robbins ('58) who is living with her honey in Milton Freewater managed to escape for the luncheon. She is sporting a beautiful diamond for the wedding that is on the horizon. She and Marvin attended the March luncheon. Isn't love grand! Pat JONES DeBattista ('59) and her husband Gene, Milwaukee, WI. have been attending monthly since last September. Gene showed up a couple months back with name tags for frequent attendees. He made an announcement that he would make the name tags for everyone. Small donation is given to help him with supplies. I offered to carry them to the luncheon each month if everyone would leave them there. Thanks Gene. Working great. Somehow Bombers who come a lot ended up sitting near me as well as Janet. It was fun to get different conversation. I always sit near the sign in table so I am close to it to greet Bombers. Miss a lot of conversation being at the end of the table. Not the little kids table. Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) you were asked about. Bombers wanted to know how your husband Lance HARTMAN ('60) is doing after his surgery. Update please. The other Bombers who were there were: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57), husband Jon HUDSPETH ('52). Jon is one of those who wanted me to write again. Thanks Jon. Sue Beth McELHANEY Stewart ('54), Fred KLUTE ('58), Missy KEENEY ('59). Re: Feeding the birds I enjoy feeding the birds. Three of my favorites to feed are the quails, doves and Gold finches. The gold finches have been hard to attract since I have been here. Even had the feeder next to my pond. I always enjoy tips that help the situation. Thought I would pass this tip along to other Bombers who like feeding the birds. Met a lady at Walmart who was buying a white sock in the bird area. We got to talking and she gets lots and lots of Gold Finches. Decided to try her way. Carol and Glen ROSE ('58) were sitting in the front of my house this afternoon and Gold Finches kept coming in. Carol had the same problem and is going to go buy a sock now. Doves from last year are nesting in my back yard. The quail are the most fun to watch as they scurry here and there. No, you hunters you can't come here to hunt them. Even for me their food is tempting. Dad was a hunter so we had quail at times. Duck and pheasant were what we had the most. Dad also fished most of the summer so we had fresh fish most of the year a couple of times a week. When I moved to California in late '62 my husband was from San Francisco so we ate there a lot. One of my favorite restaurants was A. Sabella's at the wharf. The first time I ate there the menu had "Pheasant under glass" for $25.00 a plate. That didn't include salad. I got a good laugh because we as a family got it for free. Last I heard the restaurant is still there. That was about six years ago. To: Glen ROSE ('58) and his wife Carol. a special thank you. They have helped me get through my illness and back to the road of recovery. Thank you does not ever seem enough in certain situations. Allowing support is not easy for me but so glad I have had, what I have had. Also Thank you to Linda REINING ('64) who's courage helped me. Finally after 11 months I was sent to the right doctor. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Doctor said "all he had to do was look at my hands and he knew I had it. He also said, if I hadn't gotten there then I would have been in a wheel chair. Treatments are already helping and the doctor thinks he can put it into remission with in five months from when I started treatments in February. My hands would buckle and swell so it was hard to type at times. The knees were the worst. Hopefully I will be off the cane soon. Originally I put an entry in about finding the right doctor here in the Tri-Cities area. Four doctors later it was found. Bombers Have Fun -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ Temperature was 81 today. Always open for good tips which the Bombers do so well with. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Apollo 13 Just a personal note on Apollo 13: This past week was the 40th anniversary of the flight and safe landing of Apollo 13 ("Houston, we had a problem"). I know this and will never will forget it, because Saturday, April 17, also was the 40th birthday of my son Jeff JANICEK ('88). I was back in my hospital room in Indiana, recovering from his (quick) early morning delivery ON THE DAY THAT HE WAS DUE!!! when I heard on the radio that the spacecraft had only one chance to correctly enter the earth's atmosphere and land safely. And, of course, it did. We saved the newspapers and have collected a few NASA items from that day. It seemed auspicious that our first was born just as the astronauts were safely completing a terrifying adventure. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ~ Richland, where I'm roasting in the house because my hubby doesn't want to turn on the air conditioning and then have to turn it back off when it cools back down later this week. GRUMP **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) First Happy Birthday to you, Maren... I am so computer illiterate I'll take your word about "not" days... I wasn't online yesterday because Carol RICE Forister ('62) and her husband and dog came for a short visit... we did and do have fun together... It's still lovely weather here, not over 70, but warm enough to be comfortable... I happened to see part of the Diary of Ann Frank last night on TV, and some would deny the holocaust? -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Dandelions Oh my gosh... I LOVE those "flowers"... they were always the first flower my daughters and my grandkids picked for me! *grin* remember "blowing" them all over the yard, before they became a dandelion? loved doing that... ex-husband would get furious, cause we were making more dandelions pop up all over the yard by doing that! So what?????? It was so much fun and he just mowed them down, anyways... he didn't think doing that also made them grow more????? I still pick them and blow them away. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA... we are due rain today and tomorrow... this is the weirdest weather... we were in the 80's over the weekend, now, we are going to be cold, again. Not complaining, though, as I am in NO hurry for the heat! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Oh my oh my oh my ... her b-day is the 21st So much to do and so little time... Jimbeaux ('63), dontcha just love the homemade Christmas cards Tom Knutson does... they are just too much fun... mine are just photos but Tom puts himself into them... well I guess I do too since I'm always in the picture but you know what I mean... he always tells me to say hi to HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) too... I may have forgotten to do that... "Hi Jimmy!"... I've got to go back and find out more about the book "The Animal" Jim WATTS ('54) mentioned... guess I missed the earlier post... went to Amazon and they just had a childrens' book with that title... loved the picture of Uncle Burt ('59)... very swave and deboner ... not at all like his new sleeveless biker vest look... I think I saw that picture outfit on an old Bat Masterson rerun the other night... we hadda wonderful Oath Keepers 1 year celebration last night... a little like a 4th grade school play... we all had parts about Lexington/Concord it was loads of fun... I hear from one of them '63 girls that some of our ranks are busy getting ready for the All Class in June... pumping iron and the whole bit... I won't mention any names... I have that thought every year after the '65ers have their yearly bash... "next year I'm gonna be buff"... well here it is April and I've still got flabby arms (my tattoos don't dance anyway)... and this thing sticking out in front (this is not a naughty thought) looks like the bellies I see on others when I look at candid pictures but I am afraid it is my own stomach so I guess I'm kind of a pretty normal "middle aged" guy... are we middle aged yet? SETBACKEN ('64) doesn't have that problem... I'm sure that Jim WOODHOUSE ('62) doesn't have that problem either... I remember riding around between Jim COX ('64) and WOODHOUSE with me in the middle... Jim W. would have his arm out the window with a short sleeved shirt... at the right moment he would flex and split his shirt... his mom didn't like that part of the act at all... but COX and I loved it! Oh, that reminds me... I miss-classed Bobby IRWIN ('62) the other day when I was talking about the political sign with his name on it here in Vegas... sorry, man... I know you weren't a '63 guy... now I am pretty sure there was a reason for this little post... Oh my goodness... of course... One of my very favorite Bomb-babes (accent on the babe) is having a birthday... I hafta say, she never needs to get ready for a reunion... she always has that buff look and I almost trip over my feet every time I see her... can't wait to see her this June... I'll meet you for Spuddies, sweet thang... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie Sheeran ('61) on April 21, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Don't forget... 1970's 40th reunion is August 20/21, 2010. Go to http://colhi70.org/reunions.html to get more info, and to update your address. Thanks -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Warren HOSCHOUER ('47) ~ 12/29/1928 - 2/27/2010 >>Ray GILLETTE ('49) ~ 6/18/31 - 4/9/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick HARRIS ('49), Betty BELL ('51) Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58wb), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ this came from three different Bombers today: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100422-Who-052.jpg The email was forwarded all over the place with names showing. Bomber names I saw on the emails I received: Greg ALLEY ('73), Peggy ADAIR ('72), Bill JOHNS ('72), Rich GENTZ ('71), Ben JACOBS ('69), Phil JONES ('69), Scott HANEY ('69), Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66), Denny DUNCAN ('66). Other names MUST be Bombers but they weren't in my address book. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COYNE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy METZ ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg CONE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick HARRIS ('49) Maren: No problem for me for you to reduce the number of days the Sandstorm is sent! -Dick HARRIS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) There will be a High Tea and Hats Fashion Show at the Richland Community Center Saturday, April 24 from 1:00 - 3:00. Celia's Boutique - Kennewick, Dress Barn - Pasco, Maurice's - Richland, Treasure Tree Consignment Boutique - Kennewick and New-2-U Children's - Richland will furnish models. Lots of tea, coffee and cookies - should be lots of fun! Cost is $5 at the Community Center Desk, either before Saturday or on Saturday. Would love to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat McLAUGHLIN Newell ('58wb) Maren, You deserve week-ends off! I so enjoy the Sandstorm. -Pat McLAUGHLIN Newell ('58wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) She may be 65 today, but in my somewhat frazzled memory she is still energizing the crowd in the old Bomber Gym. A lot of people think that we were lining up at 3:30 to watch #32, Pook, and STEIN put a hurtin on some inept squad from the hinterlands, but in actuality it was to get a chance to see her underpants. She used her pom poms in a manner unequalled since Sally Rand checked out of the Rivoli in Seattle. She put the pom-pa-pom-pomm in pom pom. She further added a little dignity to the YMCA ski bus, a very little dignity. I coulda been a contendah or at least a Phi Beta Kappa, had she not sat next to me in a couple of freshman classes at WAZZU. As commonly thought, the Christmas Holidays don't commence when Walgreen's puts their cards and gift wrap on sale the first Wednesday after the 4th of July. The holidays don't officially tip-off until she hosts the GMC'63CMCS Christmas Party pre-function. Happy Birthday to Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson ('63), and we wish you many, many more. -Jimbeaux and the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy, who approved of this message. p.s. Back somewhere in the dark recess of my medulla oblongata, I think I recall some guy showing his underwear at a Bomber game. It might just be the Popov wearing off from the Camlin in '63. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Dang I love wishing Bomber-Babes HB! What a day... we are talking the Queen of Johnston Street having a birthday... I always looked at her class as the real life "Many loves of Dobie Gillis", complete with Milton Armitage, Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. and all the gang... I guess the birthday girl woulda been Thalia Menninger... ewww la la... not sure who Pook ('63-RIP) woulda been... he was very swave in the day... but ya see, that's how I saw that whole class... just too cool for school... course I hung in the back since I was just too blown away by the girls... to me they were all on the level of "BB"... I mean as if I could ever manage to stammer a "hello" to any of them... first time I got the nerve to say anything to the birthday girl and her good buddy (swooooooooon) was in the year 2000 when KEENEY ('65) and MOUTON ('65) had been borrowing the birthday's girl and sister Myra's ('67) room for a little get together... Birthday girl's good buddy melted me with the stern demand of "Who are YOU"! I think I fainted... I KNOW I fainted... gone was my vision of even sitting next to her at the big kid's table... oh what a sad day... I was crushed... luckily, both the birthday girl and her good buddy let me hang with them now and then and it just gives me a huge ego boost... well I gotta let her know that I wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63), on April 22, 1010... I am cutting CDs for you and ML ('63) of my very favorite Steve Vaus tunes and hope you dig them as much as I do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60), Roy BALLARD ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67), Dan MORGAN ('83) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADLEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita ECKERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DAME ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: Picture of soldiers and Bomber sign http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100422-Who-052.jpg Made my day to open this picture today. Would give anything to know more about how they sent this to the Sandstorm. If they read the Sandstorm we could put messages in to them. I have heard that it is hard for soldiers to get emails at times. Thank you soldiers. -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland something new blossoms each week. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I'm working on getting more information about the picture. - Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 http://r2k99352.tripod.com/index10.html WHEN: June, 25, 26, 27, 2010 FUN: Chili Feed, Sock Hop, Alumni Basketball game COST: Registration is $5 if not attending any dinners Friday 5pm ~ Chili & Cinnamon rolls ~ $10 ea Saturday 6am Pancake feed 6am ~ $5 ea Saturday 5pm Dinner catered by Tony Roma's $15 ea NOTE: You must be pre-registered for the dinners. The deadline for RECEIPT is June 15, 2010. You can also pre-order t-shirts and other things from the registration form. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: High Tea and Fashion Show Oh, I wish that I could be a part of that this Saturday. For those who know me, I absolutely LOVE all things tea! I belong to a tea group of 2-3 other ladies... we go each and every Wednesday to the tea house here in town. I've given lots of teas for the 'girlfriends' (8 of us ladies that play cards, celebrate birthdays, etc.) from church here in my home. I noticed at my last class reunion that there is a tea house in Richland. Didn't go there, as my husband gets really bored having tea, haha. Do they have tea places in Kennewick and Pasco? Looking forward to being able to go when we move back in a couple years. Will have to find some tea lovers to go with. Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA The sun is shining, but the high winds are keeping it cold. Next week is suppose to be very nice and spring like. Can't wait! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I think they called it a jock strap I may be getting some things wrong these days but not what that B-ball player showed when he jumped out on the gym floor... But I did miss Jim COYNE's ('64) birthday yesterday, when I wished Miss Ellie ('63) an HB and I'm sorry for that... then somebody reminded me the other day that I made Katie ('61) a member of the class of '62... and now a little bird suggested that Ellen was the Queen of Taylor Street NOT Johnston... I am so confused... It was ONLY 20 years ago when Tony HARRAH ('65) and I made it a point of visiting everybody's old neighborhood trying to get all the houses right... now that was a bit of a challenge because unlike back then... to the modern eye all Gubmint houses do look just a little alike (within categories of course)... Kinda like going to the OC (that's sooooooo hip) or even here in Vegas and trying to pick one light earth colored stucco home from another (my Dad made that comment about my latest house one time... but then of course last week when I told my Mommy how windy it was and how hard it was to drive to see her... she, who can't remember what she had for breakfast, stated: "No wonder in those jalopies you drive."... Parents say the darndest things)... so maybe I will have to spend a few hours this next trip checking out all the old homesteads again... if I can maneuver on those narrow streets that is... so OK... lemme see if I can get this one right... one a my very best buds is having a b-day today on the 23rd... Now just a few years ago I remember him as being the "little brother" of the greatest hair and rear-end in five counties... funny as we get bigger (tho I haven't got any bigger since the 6th grade) how a few years difference in age make no difference at all... now instead of being Connie's ('65) little brother, he's Jennifer's sweetie... no wait I didn't mean that... I never noticed Jennifer at all... well now that's an easily verifiable lie... oh crap I can't say anything right... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kenny "Ken" DAME ('68)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Hey Maren or who ever sent the picture. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100422-Who-052.jpg Do we know who those Great Guys are or when and where that pic was taken! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Working on it, Pam. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan MORGAN ('83) Re: 2010 Senior Class Party is asking for donations of anything Hawaiian Howdy! I've been asked to post for the Class of 2010 Senior Party by Janice UNRUH Conrad ('83). The 2010 Senior Party has a Hawaiian theme. They are asking for donations of anything Hawaiian. If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Janice. Thank you -Dan MORGAN ('83) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Karen COLE ('55), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie SWANSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben HAUSENBUILLER ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) To: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60), http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100422-Who-052.jpg What an awesome picture you led us to in yesterday's paper. I am electronically challenged and am wondering if anyone out there in Bomberland can make a picture of that to be shown at Club 40 this year? I would love to see this prominently displayed for all to see and enjoy. You have many connections, so thought I would start with you. Whoever sent this to you is a jewel! Bomber cheers (and tears over this picture), -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mary, I've got a line on the original sender (a Bomber Dad). As soon as we have all the information about it, we'll post in the Sandstorm. We received a much higher resolution copy of the picture that first showed in the 4/22 Sandstorm. Somebody else will need to help get a picture that's larger than 8 x 11 (the largest I have). -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) A friend of mine posted this picture on Facebook. She said a friend sent it to her I believe. Can't remember what year she graduated but her whole family are Bombers. I asked her to send it to the alumni Sandstorm and she said she had sent it to a Bomber's facebook. Not sure how it finally got in the Sandstorm, but I was happy to see it. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Marilynn, As soon as we get more information from the Bomber Dad who originally sent the picture, it'll be posted in the Sandstorm. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Jambalaya - Hank Williams, Jr. & "little Hunter Hayes" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P1c3nGyrCg Maren, does this little guy come from your area?? -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Karen, Hunter Hayes is from Breaux Bridge, LA (SE Louisiana). I'm in SW Louisiana -- close enough for government work. He's not "little" any more... he's now 17 or 18 years old. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Thanks again to everyone who responded on how to obtain my military medical records. I wrote a letter on 26March and got it out in that day's mail. Today, 4 weeks later I received copies of all my medical records from the time I had my pre-enlistment physical to the last time I was seen by anyone including my dental records. They also included a DD-214 which is nice since I can hardly read my copy anymore due to the time involved. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where today the sun is trying to shine but the wind is blowing ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Javier Castillo sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Linda REINING ('64), Javier Castillo (Bomber Dad) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: 04/25 or 4/26 Lou Ann BINNS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul RATSCH ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WINSTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carla BOSHER ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry Spears & Cathy Clugston ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Birthday Greetings I note on the Bomber Calendar that one of the lovely ladies from the Class of '52 rates two (count 'em 2) birthdays this month. Don't know how she managed that, but at least she has a good excuse to tell people she's still in her late teens or early twenties. Nice work and a very Happy Birthday to Lou Ann Binns ('52) no matter which day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ between monsoons in beautiful downtown Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: New Orleans Jazz Fest So much rain the first day of Jazz Fest, 2010... http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2010/04/first_day_at_the_new_orleans_j.html These two precious babies are my nephew's kids... Re: Pictures - Volcano in Iceland http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html I wasn't in Washington when Mt. St. Helens blew her top, but all the ash looks like pictures I've seen of the MSH ash... I can't remember who submitted these pictures to the Sandstorm back in June of 2000... http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/0Ed/100425-00.htm If you submitted them, let me know and I'll give you credit. Re: "New book urges reversal of DDT ban to fight malaria" http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63K3CJ20100421 Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) "fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, fuzzy wuzzy had no hair"... well, I used to be just like fuzzy, but now my hair has started to grow back, although, I will admit, it's only on the top and sides... I'm still pretty bald at the back of my head (I'm keeping fingers crossed that it comes back, too). Attaching a picture. "be very afwaid". *grin* you know that song by Ray Stevens... "The Streak" where he says, "don't look Ethel"??? well, don't look IF you have a weak stomach. *grin* http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100425-Rei-hair.jpg -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Javier Castillo (Bomber Dad) Re: Picture of soldiers and Bomber sign http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100422-Who-052.jpg Hello, I'm sorry I don't have better news about this picture. Ben JACOBS ('69) is a good friend of mine, and coached my sons in baseball at Richland. The older one, Houston, graduated in '08, and Andrew is a sophomore going to Richland now. Unfortunately, the group in the photo are not alumni from Richland High, just good friends of mine with the Oregon Unit I deployed with. There was an artist in my group and I asked him to draw up the sign and I had them hold it up while I took the picture. It was to send Ben a friendly message. Wish I had a better story for it. -Javier Castillo (Bomber Dad) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tim SMYTH ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie LANSING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: A guy in Holbrook Arizona made me cry My girlfriend, Debby, and I went into a little shop in Holbrook, AZ to buy a Route 66 license plate. I had my Red Sox hat on and the owner, Ted Julien asked if I was from MASS. I said No that I lived in upstate NY. He said he grew up in an orphanage in Albany (about 50 miles from my home) But he was also a member of Red Sox Nation and how excited he was when the Sox won in 2004. Then he pointed to his New Orleans Saints hat and how excited he was that the Saints had finally won. I agreed with him and told him where I used to live [Slidell, LA]. He then said he used to live in Waveland, MS and worked for G.E. at the Mississippi Test facility. I then told him my Dad worked there also and he asked what Dad's name was. When I told him "Walt Smyth", he said "I remember your Dad." And I started to cry. What are the chances?? Is that a "small world" story or what. You never know who you're talking to. We had a fantastic trip: 10 weeks - 11,000 miles. -Tim SMYTH ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Point of order, point of order So if today (Sunday) is Don WINSTON's ('63) birthday, then the entire Gold Medal Class of '63 is sixty four or older. Don being the youngest in our class, and my daughter Annie's uncle-in-law. Those opposed say neighhhhhhhh, or forever hold your water. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ruby slippers Try as I might... I just can't get image of the birthday Bomber- babe for April 26th in those ruby slippers during the summer of 2008 outa my mind... woooooooooooo hoooooooo... it is the '65er's turn this year and looks like I'll be missing the 45th [in August], but I'll be at the all class [6/25, 26, & 27/2010] and that will be fantastic... I'm sure the guys and gals will pull off a good one. I've got a prior prepaid commitment that I can't miss but I sure hope the turn out is good... so let's get back to the fun stuff... this babe has been on my oh-golly-trip- over-my-feet list for a long time (well not that long since she's only 18 right?) Seems that way to me... I told Katie ('61) the other day that the reason I get everybody's class years wrong is that I forget to look at my master cheat sheet) mostly because our bomber-babes stay so young and sexy looking that they would never be taken for their chronological age... ain't no way no how... and this girl is no different... considering all she's been through since we left high school she is amazing (No sweets... that is NOT like saying you look great "for your age"... it means hubba hubba)... so I just hope that my dear baby-cakes has a great and wonderful birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rosalie LANSING ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Linda REINING ('64) - HAIR! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100425-Rei-hair.jpg Just a note, Linda, about hair, haircuts, lots of hair, loss of hair, and hair growing back. 1. Your photo was NOT scary! 2. I am glad you are on the "growing back" side of things :-) 3. Before my hair started going white (which I love - and can't wait till it's ALL white!), I used to dye it different colors -- probably changed it every 6-8 weeks, just for fun. I have also worn it in every length -- INCLUDING the period of time that I was paying a guy $45.00 a pop to cut it 1/4" long all over!!!! (Should have just bought some clippers and done it myself.) 4. Mine is admittedly thicker than yours (right now), and somewhat longer --- but your length looks like an on-purpose haircut! Take heart! All Bombers are cheering you on. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ In process of moving back from Boise, ID to Haven Farm, ID -- east of Lewiston, ID west of Orofino, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Derrith PERSONS ('60wb), Marj OUALHEIM ('60) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim TADLOCK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev SMITH ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve UPSON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) It's that time again!! Class of '60 lunch. It's time to get together. If you're in town or from out of town, come on, we'll have a good time!! WHEN: Saturday, May 1st TIME: 11:30 am WHERE: Sterling's, 890 GWWay Come on everyone! Let's have some fun!! Re: Another matter altogether.. May 1st May day.. May day.. where are the May Day baskets? Does anyone remember them?? My best May day basket: My first born son... yup its his birthday on May 1st!! party time... -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marj OUALHEIM Haggard ('60) The class of '60 will have a reunion committee planning meeting. WHEN: Wednesday April 28 TIME: 6 PM WHERE: Rosie's Diner (next to the Hampton Inn in Richland) Classmates and spouses are welcome. Hope to see you there. -Marj OUALHEIM Haggard ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) A BIG thank you to all who sent such wonderful words of encouragement, both privately and through the Sandstorm! Bombers are wonderful and I am PROUD to be part of this group!!! -Linda REINING ('64) ~ .Bakersfield, CA... we have turned the a/c on already. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Gloria FALLS ('58), Mary ROSE ('60) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Donna NELSON ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63), Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Homer RAEKES ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick WIGHT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale HOSACK ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) Some of you know my son is part owner of the Tri/Cities Americans. Well this year they are already on their way to the Memorial Cup Champions. They start another round with the Calgary Flames on Friday night in Calgary. Next Tuesday and Wednesday they are on home ice hopefully they will conquer this round also. My grandson, Jacob, plays hockey this year on a team from Tacoma. Last year he played on a team here in Spokane. Jacob is also the water and puck helper when he is in town for the Americans. Thank you all for the support you have given me thru my six month radiation treatment to burn out my thyroid last year. My hair is coming back in now also. It was fun coming to the Bomber luncheon the first part if April. -Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) ~ Spokane where it is to rain tonight. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) To: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: May Day My sister, Ginger ROSE Reed ('55), has a birthday on May 1st. I always thought that was the most beautiful day to have a birthday. I loved the baskets we did as children and left on our friends' porches!! Fun times! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland Vancouver Lunch http://alumnisandstorm.com/Lunches/Current-PDX/00.htm Hello Bomber Family, We had another great lunch event last week at Beaches Restaurant on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA. We like the river view where we can sit and watch the water flow by while imagining that only a couple of days before, some of those water particles passed by Richland. Perhaps there is just a bit more radiation that made it down here from Hanford. Oh the good old days of DDT and whatever downwind stuff we were privileged to inhale. We had a great group of Bombers and a couple of very welcomed Kennewick Lions as well. There were 23 people there with a lot of stories and laughs. Pat McLAUGHLIN Newell ('58wb) brought her brother Dennis McLAUGHLIN ('65 Lion) to the party and we had a very nice, but too short, visit. Pat promised to be back to more lunches and more stories. We were VERY pleased to have Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) join us. She brought a photo display in tribute to her husband and best friend, Doug Sansom ('52-RIP). Thanks Betty for sharing some stories and the photos. Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60), a tireless supporter and organizer of our local Bomber events for several years, was with us, as was Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63), also a Bomber event regular participant. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and his friend Jackie were with us again. Jackie showed us a couple of photos of what she left at her home in Alaska - SNOW. Not a big surprise, but she did welcome the warmer weather down here. Larry told us a bit about his travels and adventures as a professional Pyrotechnic guy. He will show us some great photos at the June 19 lunch. Becky LaFOLLETTE Taylor ('64), and Janice VARVEL VanDomelen ('64) joined us again. They are both always a welcome duo at our Bomber events and they have lots of good old memories of growing up in Richland in the '50s and '60s. I had to laugh a bit when Janice asked what Larry MATTINGLY was going to tell us about firecrackers. Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) and hubby Denny Hoban were with us again. Linda has always been a great supporter and organizer of our Bomber events. Denny and I talk and compare our "getting old" ailments. We both agree that all we can do is smile, enjoy today, ignore the pain, and look forward to more stories in the future. My good friend and classmate Grenada "Nada" McCOY ('62) came down from Rochester, WA. I guess that everyone should know that when I accepted the responsibility of organizing these local events, I made it a point to make certain that my class of '62 friends were invited and a few were threatened as well. Included in this wild '62 group were Doug GUINN ('62) and his wife Linda, Dean ANSON ('62), and Todd OMEALY ('62). THANKS Doug and Linda Guinn for taking the photos for us. Len REDISKE ('66) and his wife Linda are regulars, kinda like on Cheers. They are always a lot of fun. Ron HOLMAN ('56) and Leslie SWANSON Holman ('59) were able to join us. They have come to most of the Bomber gathering in the past decade, but I understand that they are moving (or have moved) back to Richland. Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) drove up from Mount Angel, OR again. Our next lunch is Saturday, June 19 Beaches Restaurant again at 11:30 AM. Thanks All for joining us. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) To: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) When I taught kindergarten, I always had the colored paper cut & ready to make May baskets on the 1st even with all the state curriculum shoved at us to teach. We just took minutes to make them but at the end of the day, the students walked out with a cone shaped basket with a handle of another color and the information about how to put a flower in it... and not the neighbor's roses!!! I said "Pick Mom, Dad, Grandma, or a neighbor or friend, sneak up to their door real quiet, knock, and then run because the person can run after you and kiss you." They always thought that was so fun and funny. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 http://r2k99352.tripod.com/index10.html WHEN: June, 25, 26, 27, 2010 FUN: Chili Feed, Sock Hop, Alumni Basketball game COST: Registration is $5 if not attending any dinners Friday 5pm ~ Chili & Cinnamon rolls ~ $10 ea Saturday 6am Pancake feed 6am ~ $5 ea Saturday 5pm Dinner catered by Tony Roma's $15 ea NOTE: You must be pre-registered for the dinners. The deadline for RECEIPT is June 15, 2010. You can also pre-order t-shirts and other things from the registration form. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: May Baskets I remember making them and going around the neighborhood and hanging them on the front door. We also had a "MayPole Dance" in 6th grade at Spalding... I don't remember all the details, but I remember we held on to ribbons and weaved in and out with them. my brother, Tim ('71wb), was born on May 1st, 1953, so that year, he was my "May basket". *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ .Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Linda EWING Dougherty ('66) ~ Died: 2/26/2010 >>Duane WORDEN ('69) ~ 2/12/51 - 3/29/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marie RUPPERT ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis BENJAMIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve HAGGARD ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Yesterday, Tuesday, April 27th, my sister, Joanne Ruppert Crook, lost her fight with metastasized HER2 breast cancer. She was at home in Ocean Shores, WA with her husband and daughter and the Hospice nurse. She never experienced the awful pain that so many cancer patients endure. She would have graduated from Col-Hi in 1966, but left in her senior year and obtained a GED instead. She was 62. Our hearts our crying once again. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1965 Columbian Yearbook ... is now listed on eBay this week Re: SAMBO'S RESTAURANT 10 CENT CUP OF COFFEE TOKENS Heres a very important listing on eBay... -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), David RIVERS ('65) Alan LOBDELL ('69), Bob THORSON ('69) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise MOYERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNS ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) To: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Marie - I am sorry for your loss! I lost my beloved younger brother, Cecil BELL ('53-RIP), less than a year ago, so know what you are going through! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: HB Dude I hope I got this right... have a question mark on my cheat sheet so we'll see... nuther long, long, long time bud... he's always there to lend a hand and lately has been rounding up guys each year that many of us haven't seen in years so it's made it even more fun than usual to get together with the old gang... can't wait to see you in June, man so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Steve HAGGARD ('65) on April 30th (it's almost May and I'm still wearing heavy winter suits... what is going on???????... heard today while in depositions that it was snowing in Salt Lake!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another email: PS Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh poop...it was the 29th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) To: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) My very heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of your sister. I believe the only thing on this earth that I can say I hate is cancer! -Alan LOBDELL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob THORSON ('69) Gene CONLEY ('48), Ray STEIN ('64), Pat CROOK ('58), Nate HOLDREN ('90), Mike NEILL ('75), Jim HOUSE ('63), John MEYERS ('58), Travis BUCK ('02), Brett Jacobs, CW BROWN ('58), Norris BROWN ('57), Steve STULL ('69), Fred MILTON ('66), Denny DUNCAN ('66), Brian KELLERMAN ('79), Phil JONES ('69), Cameron MITCHELL ('77)... a thought came into my brain last night (that does not happen very often anymore) about the best 50 or so Bomber male athletes that have gone through RHS in the last 50 - 60 years. The above list consists of the ones who immediately came to me. I certainly do not follow Bomber sports nearly as much as many of you nor do I follow all the sports so I am weak on soccer, cross country, tennis, wrestling, track. I would probably add Jerry Rice to the list and if I knew their names a couple soccer players I heard about, plus the Bomber who was/is with the Dodgers. be it noted: I am not a huge follower of sports but it something that can create fun/interesting conversation. also, only listing male athletes is not intended to create any controversy... as I recall, tennis was the only female sport available then and Susan GEIER ('69) and Kathy CLEMENT ('71) were very good tennis players. all responses are welcome. let us know your names and thoughts. Re: On a different subject I was saddened to read that my high school buddy Duane WORDEN ('69) passed away. Rest in peace, my friend. -Bob THORSON ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: SAMBO'S RESTAURANT 10 CENT CUP OF COFFEE TOKENS [on eBay] Dang, that's inflation! I remember when we were still getting a "bottomless cup of coffee" at Sambo's for a nickel. Robin FRISTER Washburn ('73) was waitressing there, and we would go down and literally drink coffee all night long. Then we would stroll down to Columbia Park to watch the sun rise before heading home. I remember entering the house one summer morning as my dad was heading out the door to the golf course. He was not impressed! In those days I could drink more than a dozen cups of coffee and still go home and sleep like a baby. Those days are looong past. Now I have to limit my caffeine intake to morning hours, or pay the price at bedtime. -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Kampala, Uganda ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2010 ~ May, 2010