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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 ~ 06/01/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Burt PIERARD ('59), Betsy FOX ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen FOLEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LLEWELLYN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn ROE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon LINDBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta LAWRENCE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael FURNER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry STEICHEN ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Memorial Day I didn't write on the "official" Memorial Day because I was out visiting three cemeteries that had a lot of Vets buried there. The weather wasn't too good but then it is never that great in Afghanistan, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, France, Italy or Germany either. I prowled these three locations alone because I wanted it that way, for nearly six hours and above all, they are very interesting. The cemetery at Ft. Lawton in Seattle is truly reflective because it has soldiers, sailors and airmen buried there for a very long time... and not such a long time. There were a lot of little flags there too but just in case I ran into a grave without one, I had a supply with me... but sadly ran out. It brought back memories of my Dad, who fought in WW II and Korea and was a military guy from the time he was in the ROTC at Colorado A & M [now Colorado State University], through being on the All-Army polo team and into two wars and then the US Army Reserves. As a kid I used to go over to Big Pasco with him and mess around with the trucks, a couple of tanks and a bunch of other stuff. I would go with him when Ft. Lawton was an active base and stayed in the BOQ. It was there I got to fire an M1 Garand, M1 carbine [my favourite], a BAR and a .45 caliber pistol. For a skinny kid that was a lot of shooting and a heck of a sore shoulder but I would not have passed it up for anything. And I was pretty accurate too. The guys that we lost in Nam also came to mind. Being in the US Coast Guard there and on the Saigon River, we didn't lose a lot of close shipmates but we did have a young Marine manning our forward 50 caliber who was later killed when he was transferred to I Corp as I recall. I visited his parents and sister in California later on and they were great people but still suffering from their loss all those years later. I also had some university mates who were KIA in Nam, one a former roommate and I was in his wedding before he deployed. We just can't do enough for Vets, for those who come home whole and need a job, for those who come home injured and need hope or for those who come home for one last resting place. You don't have to have been in the military to realize what these people have done for our country over a couple of hundred years or more but you can never talk badly of them just because they were in a war. I really don't know anybody, other than the odd mercenary, who wants to go to war but when it happens, you do what you have to do, and that is go and lay your life on the line. One last thing. I am pleased to see the US Coast Guard getting a place in the Honour Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown and other recognition along with the other branches. It has been a long time coming but it is here now. If you think the Coast Guard doesn't do anything dangerous, go out into the Bering Sea in Alaska in the winter with 80 knot winds blowing for a rescue and see what is dangerous and life threatening... and it isn't a war as we know it. Semper Paradus. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where it has been a nice winter we have been having this summer. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) This message is to anyone who was a '60 graduate of Col-Hi who went to John Ball School in North Richland or a '60wb who went to John Ball School during their 3rd, 4th and 5th grades and who have class pictures from those years who would be willing to share them and post them on the Bombers' website, I would really appreciate it. My sister is trying to locate class pictures from those years because hers have been lost or misplaced. She can't even remember her teachers' names but if the pictures were posted, perhaps we can find her in the pictures and find out the names of her teachers for those 3 years. Her name was Linda Diane Larsen and she was a '60wb. Thanks in advance. -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) P.S. We have posted her 1st and 2nd grade class pictures on the Bomber web site. Please check them out and if you can add any of the names of the children, please do so. We also need the name of the 2nd grade teacher if anyone can help. [Link for ALL John Ball Pictures: http://richlandbombers.com/allbombers/0gspicsJBt.html -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Col-Hi Class of 1960 I have updated the Club 40 Reunion Attendees List as of 5-30-10. To see who has signed up, so far, to come to your 50th Reunion, either go to RichlandClub40.org and navigate to "Reunion Attendees" [on "Reunion Home Page"] or use the following URL Link to go directly to the page. http://richlandclub40.org/2010Attendees.html Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland Club 40 Webmaster **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) Re: Heart Cath To: Bill CHAPMAN ('53), I'm sorry about your bad experience w the heart cath - not fun. I've had 3 done - and no problems with any of them. Soooo, maybe just bad luck. I am curious about the EDTA you said you take- does that help with plaque and blockages? I am facing carotid artery surgery in a month (85% blockage). Has anyone had that surgery? Anything I should know or be doing ahead of time? Our family seem to be plaque- makers -- even tho' no red meat, butter, oil, nuts -- my brother, Gregor FOX ('58) and I have both had 2 heart attacks due to plaque/blockage. We both exercise a lot -- eat carefully -- but the LDL seems to get us. We are both on statins and CoQ10. We are very very young (65 and 70- I mean that IS quite young, don't you think?) and want to stick around a long time --- so thoughts on any of this would be appreciated. Big shock!!!! Last week I received a Medicare card in the mail. I don't get it - it was only yesterday (or maybe the day before- I can't remember) that I was wearing flowers in my hair, in graduate school in Boulder and singing "Aquarius". That just doesn't sync with getting a Medicare card. I don't have to worry for now, as my dog ate it. Chewed on my iPad, too - but didn't swallow it like my Medicare card! Naughty puppy! Re: Military And, finally, my heartfelt thanks to all the men and women who have served in the military. I know that it has been rigorous, difficult and sometimes lonely. And that many of our classmates did not return, or were wounded physically or psychologically. My deep gratitude to you all for your efforts and hard work on behalf of all of the people in our country - and for preserving our very precious freedom. -Betsy FOX Vance ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) It was probably the second or third time she was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swim Suit issue that I knew Id be hanging around til time immemorial. There were indeed some pretty fine lookin fillies up on Perkins Street the summer of 59, when I was just a crazy kid with a dream. But Hetrick had the sisters Roe, and the fairest of all was Carolyn. Game, Set, Match to the birthday girl Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63), you are the poster child for good friends. -Jimbeaux p.s. It just might have been the rumpled PJ issue, but as always she was lookin so fine. p.s.s. So help me if R.W.A.LaF. Hills remembers her birthday again, the gloves are coming off. -Jim HAMILTON ('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: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wow...a June first baby Actually not a baby any more... in fact she's one a them big kids that lets me hang around if I'm good about not spilling my milk... I'm more than a tad tired right now... listening to Clint Eastwood a May 31st baby at 80 and really missing Dennis Hopper... I know he had some rough times but with the exception of the kid he played in Rebel I don't think I didn't like him in a movie... I think all the Rebel kids are gone now... I think but am not sure that the guy James Dean raced went before Hopper... One nice thing about actors and rock n rollers is that they are never gone... well then no one we love is, are they... I've been bustin' my tukus for the last three days trying to get a car ready for Manti and the Rat Fink Reunion... spozed ta be 70s and 80s during the day and 50s at nite... wooooooo hoooooooo... usually we don't get to Big Daddy Roth's grave till about midnight and we have had some really cold visits... last year I wore shorts Thursday thru Saturday afternoon when the STORM hit... My teeth were chattering and I was soaked as I was trying to make it across the lawn to the Shelley-mobile so I could go to the motel and get long pants and a coat... wow was that cold... then when we wandered over to the cemetery it got fairly warm... Coop, one a them famous pin striper guys was even wearing shorts when we went... shore wish Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) could go with us just one time... he would not know which way to turn... but as we are workin' on getting stuff ready for the Saturday show (Thursday-Friday we just hang at Ed's and the stripers paint like crazy to have trophies and stuff to sell at the show... I'm known as "the guy sleeping in the best chair"... when we are at the drags in Bakersfield at the Hot Rod Reunion I'm known as the "guy sleeping with all the dragsters right behind him")... kinda left Jimmy hangin' didn't I... anyway... as we are getting ready he'll be moving to Seattle... I'm gonna miss him but don't tell him cuz he's such a big fat liar he's prolly not moving to Seattle at all... prolly south of Seattle somewhere... But right here right now we got a Bomber-babe who just gives me the shivers ever time I sees her... What a babe and what a wonderful friend (Her Surfer-boy too) so I shore do hope that Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63) has a VERY, VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY on June 1, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55), Ray LOESCHER ('57) Derrith PERSONS ('60wb), Patti JONES ('60) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Janice POWELL ('70) Rick POLK ('70), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick REED ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil McCARTNEY ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry FELDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria MINARD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori SIMPSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: John Ball School To: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) My mother, Margaret Kirby, taught at John Ball School from 1948/'49 school year until about 1952/'53. She always taught primary grades, changing from year to year as they needed her. After that, she went to Sacajawea and taught there for several years, also in the primary grades. She then served as a teacher to the blind students under a Title I program and finally finished her teaching career at the "new" Sacajawea in 1979. Oddly, I can find no pictures of her classes, but I have fond memories of the times she would receive a list of her students for the following school year. She would bring these folders home and she and my dad and I would listen to her read about each student. Usually there were photos attached and by the first day of school, she would be able to name each child by sight. She was a dedicated teacher, beginning her career in a one-room school in Illinois, teaching all eight grades and serving as principal, janitor, and nurse as well. During her years of teaching in Richland, she was very involved in all facets of education, having a leadership role in many organizations. The friends she made in education remained close for many years, especially those from John Ball, as they served in such a unique situation. Her closest friends were Dorothy Pugh and Carol Stringer. Dorothy was single and lived in the women's dormitory on Lee. I notice that some of the pictures of her classes list her as Mrs. Pugh. This is not correct. She never married. I would be interested to hear from any of my mother's former students. I am certain she was a very strict teacher, but her interest was in seeing that all her students learned something in her classes. She passed away in July of 2006 at the age of 92. She continued to help people learn after her retirement by working in many volunteer organizations and capacities. The only remaining teacher that I am aware of, from that group of John Ball Pioneers, Is Vera Edwards of Spokane. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray LOESCHER ('57) Re: prostate cancer screening Sex? Now that Ive got your attention, I want to talk about prostate cancer screening one more time. I had a screening test (PSA) in 2002 at age 63 that called for further diagnosis. The result? I had advanced prostate cancer with an 85% chance it was already spreading throughout my body. While an elevated PSA test may suggest the presence of prostate cancer, its not an absolute. If, however, you have an elevated result, your doctor will probably want to do additional testing for a more complete and accurate assessment of the potential cancer. The last thing you want to do is to allow prostate cancer to grow beyond the prostate gland. Take note of the following excerpt taken from OurGoodHealth.com | 01.19.2010 Prostate cancer kills if allowed to grow. If ever there was a good reason to have a simple blood test, this is it. The prostate cancer PSA (prostate specific antigen) test is one of the tests given to determine if cancer cells are present in an otherwise healthy prostate. It is a simple blood test to help doctors diagnose and identify the existence of prostate cancer. There are three things I want to convey. 1. If you are older, get your PSA. Right now, the American Cancer Society recommends physicians discuss the pros and cons of PSA screening with male patients age 50 and up. 2. If the PSA (and subsequent diagnosis) suggests treatment, secure a second opinion. There are lots of treatment options available these days to men with prostate cancer in its early stages. A single physician will not have all those tools available to him. 3. Get on the Internet. Be informed. Check out resources such as http://www.ustoo.org/ or http://prostate-cancer.org -Ray LOESCHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) Re: Bomber Lunch... Come on every body It's time to get together for the.. Class of '60 lunch... If your in town or from out of town Come on, we'll have a good time!! When? - Saturday, June 5th ! Time? - 11:30 am Where? - Sterling's 890 G. W. Way Richland! Lets have some fun!! Hope to see you there! classmate -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, June 12, 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 -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Where does the time go? Just a heads up to Mike BRADY ('61), , the first cherries are in. Got a flyer in the Seattle Times for the Grand Opening of the new Metropolitan Market over in Houghton, and starting on Thursday they will be pricing their Dark Red Cherries for $2.97 a pound. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 Planning Meeting WHEN: Today, 6/2/10 WHERE: Spudnut shop TIME: 6:30pm -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) 3 good Richland Bomber reasons why Columbia Basin College played in the Jr. Rose Bowl Game on Saturday December 15, 1962. (Taken from the official souvenir program) http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Beh/100602-00.htm -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janice POWELL Campbell ('70) I noticed Val TRENT'S ('70) birthday was May 10. (You notice that I read my e-mail often) Happy Birthday very late Val. You are part of my happiest memories of high school. -Janice POWELL Campbell ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. >>From: Rick POLK ('70) Entered: Tuesday 06/01/2010 3:54:16am COMMENTS: Proud to STILL be a Bomber. -Rick POLK ('70 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: RHS Baseball Hearty Congratulations to the Bomber Boys Baseball team that finished 2nd in the state finals last weekend. I know that Floyd Gates (HAMTC/American League Little League Coaching Legend) left a strong legacy of Baseball in Richland BUT Coach Ben Jacobs ( 69) was a product of the Columbia league ( Bank of Commerce if I recall correctly). I am wondering where all this talent is coming from??? It would appear that Baseball is taking the forefront as the NEW Bomber dominant sport. Congrats again!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/2010 It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty, delta day... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff & 2 Class of '65 Bomber funeral notices today: Marlene LARSEN ('56wb), Robert SHIPP ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick MIKULECKY ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan VANDENBERG ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) To: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Thank you very much for replying. We may be a little bit closer in finding out the names of my sister's 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade teachers at John Ball School. We have posted her 2nd grade classroom picture http://richlandbombers.com/class1960/gs/60JB2nd-xx.html Is the teacher Mrs. Kirby? If not, does anyone know what this teacher's name was? This picture was taken in 1950. We are still hoping that some members of the class of 1960 who went to John Ball School will post some of their 3rd and 4th grade classroom pictures on the Sandstorm. Is this 1st grade class picture http://richlandbombers.com/class1960/gs/60JB1st-Pugh.html teacher's name Miss Pugh? My sister isn't 100% sure that is correct. She knows she had Miss Pugh as a teacher but thinks it may have been for a different year. I have told her that Mrs. Pugh always taught the 1st grade but just wanted to confirm with you that the teacher in this classroom picture is indeed, Miss Pugh. Thanks. My sister is Linda Diane Larsen Wheaton ('60wb). -Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert SHIPP ('64) Re: Mrs. Kirby To: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Mrs. Kirby was my first grade teacher at Sacajawea in 1952-53. With nearly 60 years elapsed since then don't remember that time too well, but I definitely remember that I really liked her. I seem to remember her once taking (some or all of) the class to her house to make cookies. Does that sound like something your Mom would have done, or was it something I dreamed? One incident that I don't remember, but my mother definitely does, was when Mrs. Kirby called her to ask if I was having some kind of problem at home because I was constantly misbehaving in class. Mom couldn't think of anything. A few days later she called again and told my Mom, "Mrs. Shipp I have to apologize. It was my fault. I knew Robert could already read, so when it came to his turn, I would just have him read a sentence or two, then move on to another student who needed more practice. Then I realized that he just wanted attention, I started giving him as much reading time as the others. As soon as I did that, his behavior problems went away." While the above is obviously not a verbatim quote, it is pretty close as my mother remembers it. My parents and I were always grateful for your mother's insight and correcting a problem before it became serious. -Robert SHIPP ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhhhhh Young love Ain't love grand! I mean back in the day it may not have lasted forever, but while it lingered it was just wonderful. It gave me every reason to lie on my bed and listen to all those wonderful love songs. "Image of a Girl", "Over the Rainbow", "Donna", "Tell Laura I Love Her", "Teen Angel" ("Summers Place"... no words but so incredible to dance to)... Dang just takes my breath away thinking about it... I almost fell outa my chair when I saw a stupid sandwich commercial the other day with "Summers Place" in the back ground... Isn't anything sacred any more? It takes me back to sophomore year... I was going with a girl (no names here... she still doesn't speak to me) and saw the birthday girl for what I am pretty sure was the first time... we are talking total love and devotion at first sight (actually the same thing happened with the girl I was then going with in 9th grade)... I just knew I had to meet her... much like my illugitamutt son ('65) did a few summers ago, I couldn't just walk up to the girl and pour my heart out... I needed a go between (yup, just like Davis a couple of years ago)... well, Ms girlfriend just happened to have PE with the Bomber Birthday Babe... so I got her to introduce me... (I KNOW I KNOW total sleaze) and the rest was romance history... turned out that the girl wasn't allowed with boyz in a car and since cars are part and parcel with the boy, after a few Hi-Spots and a couple of movies I was off in another direction... never forgot her tho... I mean WOW... so now we've all been here and there and our lives have taken various turns but I'll always remember the image of the girl back in the day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Susie Vandenberg ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) I am pretty sure that when Dad sold our house at 1909 Davison (at the big corner of Davison and Willis) that its location so close to that House of Babes on Hectric, Roe Manor drove the sale price up a lot. We moved spring of 1963 so I got a youth full of education on what teeth-chattering female awesomeness was all about. You guys think YOU liked Carolyn ROE ('63)... She was my BABYSITTER!!!!! Jeeeeez... enough of that. Happy birthday to Carolyn. You always were an incredible beauty. Those of us who knew your mom well know well where that charm and beauty came from. Have a great day every day, -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Jim Fleming ('65) ~ 5/28/47 - 5/18/2010 >>Jim Pahl ('65) ~ 6/17/47 - 5/25/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Mary ROSE ('60), Jeri COLLINS ('68) Lynn-Marie HATCHER (68), Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe WOOD ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather RYANNE ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: College Baseball Regionals Arkansas will host one of the 16 college baseball regional tournaments this weekend. Our locals are big on college baseball and will fill the stadium, around 10,000 per game if hogs are playing. Four teams here, Arkansas seed #1 plays #4 seed Grambling and #2 seed Wash State plays #3 seed Kansas State. Double elimination. I go to all home games so I must cheer for the HOGS, but will follow the Cougars closely. Their web site lists their top pitcher Arnold from Kennewick, and also have a freshman from Richland, Brett JACOBS ('09). Someone told me last year on the Storm that he is the son of the RHS coach, Ben JACOBS ('69). I also read on the web that Brett knocked in the winning run on next to last game against UCLA. Anyway I sit right behind their dug out and I will attempt to say hello to the boys from the Tri-Cities. This is college baseball at it's best, everyone trying to get to Omaha and the College World Series. Arkansas was there last year and was 3rd, losing to LSU (Maren's team). -Don LYALL ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Seems to me I remember two of Ben JACOBS' ('69) sons playing in the little league world series a few years back. Will somebody confirm for me... or am I going crazy? -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: Mrs. Kirby To: Marlene Larsen ('56wb) You have correctly identified Miss Dorothy Pugh in the John Ball picture. The other photo of that class shows a teacher I do not know. It is not Mrs' Kirby. To Robert SHIPP ('64) The story about my mother calling with an apology does sound like something she would do. She often tried to determine what caused children to behave as they did. And the baking cookies story was true, I'm sure. She loved doing things that her class would think was fun, when it was teaching them something. Her projects concerning pioneers included many exciting trips and building projects she completed with the aid of my dad. She enjoyed every moment of her career. Thanks for remembering. I know at one time she had J.B. Choate in her class and Jon Lujan too, if I remember correctly. When she taught the blind students, she did a lot of individual things for them because there were only a few and they needed her extra care. She frequently saw to it that children who could not afford things, were provided them by her own hand. To: David RIVERS ('65) The song "A Summer Place" from the movie of the same name , starring Troy Donahue and Sandra Dee, was recorded by Andy Williams and included words. The most popular version that was played on the radio [by Percy Faith], did not. It is still a beautiful song. [It's actually "Theme From A Summer Place". by Percy Faith Version by Andy Williams -Maren] Re: Reunion Info For class of '55 This will be in conjunction with the Club Forty events on September 10-12. In addition to those events, the '55 class is holding a special afternoon party at the Hampton Inn Hotel on Saturday Sept. 11 from 1PM to 3:30PM in the Columbia Pointe Conference Room. The Hampton Inn is within walking distance from the Red Lion through Howard Amon Park along the shore of the Columbia River. The committee needs to know how many classmates will be attending so that we can accommodate everyone. Light refreshments will be served and the cost is $5.00. Please contact one of the committee members for information. Billie LAWELL Nethm Sharon Templeman Watt, or me (email addresses are on the Class of '55 website) -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) I cannot remember which one of the Bombers has the address to contact for information on relatives records of employment from Hanford? If any of you can help, I would very much appreciate receiving this information. -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeri COLLINS Sandberg ('68) Re: The Class of 1968 Summer Reunion 30... The Second Time 60th Birthday Celebration July 30-31 Friday night there will be a potluck social 7-10pm at The Knights of Columbus. Saturday morning 9am we will be having Spudnuts in the park. Enjoy an informal catered BBQ at The Knights of Columbus on Saturday night 5-10pm. If you have any questions or have not received your registration contact me. We need the registration form returned by June 30th. -Jeri COLLINS Sandberg ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka (68) Re: Dropped the price - NEED HELP TO SELL! Hi, Bombers The house at 333 Scot in Richland has not sold. It will appraise at more than $275K, which is what I listed it at on 5/19. Four days later, I dropped the price to $264,990. Today (6/3) I instructed the realtor to drop the price again to $259,900. Beautiful home, completely refurbished from the ground up. Beautiful location. Beautiful yard. 7 minute walk to the Columbia River/Leslie Groves Park. 5 minute drive to Hanford School and WSU. 7 minute drive to Battelle. Please let anyone you know who is house hunting know about this house. Open house this Saturday 11am to 1pm or until the last person who wants a tour of the place leaves, whichever happens later. Here is the link to look at the info, and to click on the virtual tour. LINK Gratitude for any help you can give me! My kids and I need emotionally (and financially) to come to closure on this part so we can focus on recovering from the loss of Harlan (Foote  61  RIP) from our lives. Bomber thanks, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka (68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Valerie NIELSEN Lee ('69) Re: Mrs. Kirby Mrs. Kirby ranks up there as one of my all time favorite teachers! I had her for my 3rd grade teacher at Sacajawea. We learned Spanish that year and we each got to say something in Spanish at a program for our parents "Mi palo es blanco" was my line. Well, thats how I remember it anyway. When I think of Sacajawea she pops up there as one of my favorite memories!! -Valerie NIELSEN Lee ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Bill CHAPMAN ('53) Roy BALLARD ('63), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard RUSHWORTH ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Theme from "A Summer Place" The mention of the movie "A Summer Place" by Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) takes me way back! I was a LTJG stationed on a small Coast Guard cutter in Monterey, CA in '58. I headed down to the pier early one Monday morning only to find a couple civilian "guards" at the head of the pier, reluctant to let me pass. Since it was a Coast Guard-owned pier, I wasn't amused! But we worked it out... they were studio security folks, and the studio was shooting "A Summer Place". The setting of the story was a vacation place in Maine, but most of the movie was shot in Monterey Bay. The actual "vacation resort" used in the movie was a big old home in Pacific Grove, adjacent to Monterey. Sandra Dee was 15 or 16, and spent lots of "non-shoot" timed in a limo supposedly being tutored. Troy Donahue was often around, as was Richard Egan. I don't recall seeing either Dorothy McGuire or Arthur Kennedy. Egan was a personable and friendly fellow with whom I spoke several times. The film's director wanted our little ship to participate in a rescue scene, but the dockside waters in the scene were too shallow, so they used a USCG 36 footer from our station there in Monterey. Still, they gave us a huge jug of high class whiskey as a gift... It was mounted on a gimble for easy pouring, musta been a couple gallons. I don't recall getting a sip of it. I think the skipper got it all! Ha! Sandra Dee, while pretty, seemed like a scrawny thing to me! She looked better on film... The film was released in '59. Andy Williams has a theater and still performs here in Branson, MO but I haven't heard him sing the Summer Place theme. -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) When I was at Corona Community Hospital, Troy Donohue's Mother was a frequent patient. We could always tell when Troy was visiting, because my female Technicians would disappear from the pharmacy. The wife of the first Manager of the J.C. Penny Store worked at Corona as well as a cousin of the Cole Family. -Bill CHAPMAN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Jacobs Boys Maren, You asked someone to clarify the Jacobs "brothers that played in the Little League World Series a few years ago. They were actually the Jacobs cousins. Brett ('09) is the son of Ben JACOBS ('69) and is playing for the Cougs now. His 1st cousin Robert was also on that Little League team and is the son of Bob JACOBS (70), brother of Ben. I believe Robert was a year older than Brett and is now attending Gonzaga. Bob JACOBS ('70) was also the coach for the Little League team and brother Ben had to watch and cheer like any other Dad. I would imagine that was easier said than done. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Note from Richard ANDERSON ('60) about this subject Bob's son is Daniel ('09) - everybody calls him Danny. In the 2009 championship team a 6-4-3 double play (Vic knows what this means) was: Brett (6), to Danny (4), to, if he wasn't pitching, Shep (Cody Shepherd) (3). Translation for Maren: in baseball the nine defensive positions are numbered from 1 (the pitcher) through 9 (right fielder). So the above 6-4-3 is: 6 (shortstop (Brett)) to 4 (second base (Danny)) to 3 (first base (Shep)). ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Linda LARSEN ('60wb), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas FRASER ('78) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave TAFF ('56) & Sharon PANTHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda LARSEN Wheaton ('60wb) I am trying to find out the name of my 2nd grade teacher. Here is the website of the class picture. http://richlandbombers.com/class1960/gs/60JB2nd-xx.html This picture was for the years of 1949/'50 and was my 2nd grade at John Ball School. I can't remember the name of the teacher. There were only 3 second grade teachers at John Ball that year. Their names were: Thelma Cofer, Irene Francis and Mary Madigan. If anyone out there is a 1960 graduate of Col-Hi and who attended John Ball School during their 2nd grade, maybe you can remember this teacher's name. Better yet, you may have class pictures of the other two classes, along with names of the children. Thanks. Also, if anyone knows the names of any of the children in this picture, please pass them along. -Linda LARSEN Wheaton ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Flowers in Lacey, LA http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Ver/100606-00.htm Every year I think the flower show around near Lacey is better than the years past and just in case I have to make it digital. This year has been enhanced by brand new eyeballs courtesy of cataract surgery. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ the sun is shining bright for the past few hours nearly a drought. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Nancy ('65) and I are just back from a wonderful day on Henry Island, WA to say good bye to my friend of nearly 60 years, Dick Plows ('63-RIP). Marcia, Dicks wife, and their family had arranged a very moving and at the same time inspiring memorial service for Dick. The weather cooperated and we saw the sun for what seems like the first time since early in the Carter administration. What an incredible fan club he had assembled during his lifetime and having the opportunity to meet them and share stories was a rare privilege. Knowing that I was not alone in my admiration for the original Fonzie, makes his loss a little more easy to accept. The sunsets will never be as pink, nor the beer as cold. Dick will be forever in my heart, right there behind the pocket where we used to keep our heaters. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert AVANT ('69) Re: John Wooden (NAB-RIP) One of the great pains and pleasures of growing up in the '50s-'60s was watching John Wooden and UCLA roll like a log down a steep hill over NCAA rivals and tournaments over the course of an amazing number of years. Like the Boston Celtics they accumulated an amazing record with a changing cast of characters, but never with changing CHARACTER. John Wooden always believed that who you were far out distanced what you might have done. It was a privilege to be on the same coast with this giant. It will be long before his type will walk amongst us again, but his memory always will. -Robert AVANT ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Bill BERLIN ('56) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marguerite GROFF ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art NELSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie HUTTON ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY today: Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just wanted to take time to wish friend and fellow classmate Marguerite GROFF Tompkins ('54) the greetings of this, her special day. Now, maybe, just maybe, you won't get carded in the Uptown Tavern anymore. See you in September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ the monsoons have temporarily returned to Mount Angel, OR. Can summer be on the way? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Dick Plows ('73) [Dick was class of '63-RIP.. See entry from Jim Hamilton ('63) next in this Alumni Sandstorm - Maren] I was getting caught up on my recent mail and was reading my issue of the Journal of the San Juan Islands and read the obit for Dick. There was a picture of him and it hit me that I had seen him around Friday Harbor several times and even had coffee with him there. I met him at West Marine in Friday Harbor when I was getting some "stuff" for my boat, boat guys tell their wives that they are going to the marine store to get some "stuff" and come home with a bill just short of her afternoon at Chico's, when I got to talking to him in line. I mentioned that at the time we were building yachts in China and one thing led to another and we decided to have coffee next door. I knew that he lived at Roche Harbor whilst we were on the west side of the island and a bunch of other topics, but never, ever that we had graduated from high school in Richland and were fellow Bombers. Dick was in the class of '73 [should be '63. -Maren] and I was paroled with the class '56 so we did not "comingle" at all in Bomberville and I never lived in a town that had a real J.C. Penny store so that was out. I remember him as very nice guy, a real gentleman, and interested in a lot of things but in particular boats. We ran into each other at King's Market a couple of times but that was about it and we never got together as we said we would... or should. I am sorry for his family and the San Juan Island community to lose someone of Dick's nature and I am sure chagrinned that I did not know he was a fellow Bomber. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where the ferry to Friday Harbor leaves to and from and Jimbeaux never even called or offered to take me out to lunch when he passed through. What are friends for? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Dick Plows ('73-RIP) I knew Dick had some overdue books from the library fines, but I didn't know it took him 10 years to take them back and get his diploma. And if that wasn't enough, The Nancy I bought a ferry ticket for was from the Card Table Class of '65. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jimbeaux - my errors... I added both class years to your entry in yesterday's Sandstorm... Dick's class year was a plain ole typo... I hit the 7 instead of the 6. Nancy's class year was a goof... I was thinking of Roy Ballard's "Nancy" who is class of '67. (and it's their anniversary today, Happy anniversary Roy & Nancy)... I fixed both errors in the online version. Bomber apologies, Jimbeaux -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim CASTLEBERRY ('58), Patti JONES ('60) Earl BENNETT ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Don ANDREWS ('67wb), Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darvis BERGAM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dyanna COOK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gaylinn WRIGHT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia EHINGER ('71wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert EVANS ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim CASTLEBERRY ('58) Re: R2K+10 Alumni Basketball Game The R2K+10 Alumni Basketball Game is coming up shortly on June 26. Any former Bomber player is most welcome to participate. If you feel your playing days are in the past, we still would like for you to attend and be part of our Green and Gold tradition. Any of you that have a relative or friend who is a former player that is not aware of the game, please let them know. Anyone interested let me know. Go Bombers -Jim CASTLEBERRY ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) >>From: 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, June 12, 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 -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Typos (Maren) At least your typos didn't cost anybody anything - last pay period my time keeper entered 2 of my days of annual leave with the correct code LA, but slipped to the adjacent key for the 3rd day and entered KA, which is the code for leave without pay. Eight hours subtracted from two weeks' pay was a ten percent deduction. Fortunately it will be corrected next pay period. Re: Hip On Wednesday morning, June 9, I will have my second hip replacement surgery - sorry I won't be able to join everyone for R2K+10, it sounds like it will be great. I expect to be housebound for 4-5 weeks, followed by 2-3 months of outpatient therapy. The recovery went very well last time; my only concern is that my mother is not very well - I wouldn't want anything to happen to her while I'm unable to travel. Regards, ecb3 - from a beautiful spring day in central Virginia. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Art Dawald a Colfax Bulldog before a Richland Bomber http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Beh/100608-00.htm Here is THE Richland - Colfax connection. It goes back to March 9th, 1946 when Colfax basketball head coach Arthur Dawald led the Colfax Bulldogs to their 1st State 2B boys basketball championship. Coach Dawald repeated the following year (1947). Colfax beat St. John 48-34 in 1946 at Spokane. The tournament moved to Seattle in 1947 where the Colfax team once again beat St. John 42-37. Now you know. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ~ from downtown Colfax , WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67wb) Re: '72 Columbian Does anyone have or know of source to acquire a copy of the 1972 Columbian? A friend who graduated in '72 didn't get her annual upon graduating and mentioned she would love to get one. So if anyone can help me make this happen it would be a great surprise for her. Thanks -Don ANDREWS ('67wb) ~ Bomber Cheers **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Just back from Pensacola Beach, FL where the tar balls from BP blowout are beginning to come ashore. This 50 mile stretch of beach boasts the whitest sugar sand in North America but not for long. And the tourists are staying away in droves pretty dead down there for the start of summer. -Mike DALEN ('72) ~ Huntsville, AL ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Roy BALLARD ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Ken STALEY ('68), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BISHOP ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti JONES ('60) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dennis HASKINS & Shirley COLLINGS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Just finishing up 2 weeks of a fabulous vacation in Alaska. We will be boarding a plane at 2 am, but we've had great weather all but one day...Saw Mt. McKinley in sunshine all the way down from Fairbanks to Anchorage yesterday and we've had a great time here in Anchorage and had more wonderful fresh halibut, salmon and king crab... Saw all the animals at Denali including a lynx and a cute baby moose... and all in sunshine, enjoyed all the sled dog farms... next time we will be back will to see the northern lights... and maybe the start of the Iditarod.... a wonderful state to visit... Bomber cheers and blessings, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ have to get back for my husband's ordination at Muncie, IN at the Methodist conference yearly meeting....next Sunday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie HUTCHINS Simon ('62) Re: Bomber Birthdays Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY (on the 8th) and Bomber Cheers to dear friend and former neighbor, Jane SIMMONS ('63) and also to family friend, Bill WINGFIELD ('67)! -Jeanie HUTCHINS Simon ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch Hello Bomber Friends, Please join us on Saturday - June 19 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. Please plan to join us. You will be glad you did. RSVP to me at my email address (above) -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1972 Columbian Yearbook - Yes! Washington... Richland... Columbia High School... 1972 Columbian http://krookmcsmile.tripod.com/UsedHighSchoolYearbook.html -Gary BEHYMER ('64), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Birthday time Well, I'm back in town safe and sound... my lil' trip to Manti, Utah was pretty uneventful... I had planned on taking one car but learned that my lil' buddy James Jensen who joined the Marine Corps last year was gonna be there... I bought James a K-bar and had some lapel eagle globe and anchors from WWII that I wore back in the dark ages just to get the goat of Sgts Major, gunnies, etc... so that meant I hadda take my little Chesty Henry J... my plan was to let James use the car for the weekend. I started to head out after checking the major stuff and realized I had left all the emergency gear (fuel pumps starters tools etc.) in the car I had packed last week... back home and load up all the gear... back on the road... but all this running around may make me low on fuel so better top off... alrighty... heading out... putt putt putt... not out of the gas station parking lot... fuel pump decided to die... no problem... let's see, which will be faster... electric or manual... I'll just use this old manual I took outa something else... dang those headers are hot... ouch ouch ouch... ok done... hmmm guess maybe that wasn't a good manual pump I put in there... ok... gotta use the lektric one... cut bend screw... wire... oh man those headers are really hot... gotta get that wire away from them tho... burn burn burn... varoom varoom... off I go... I'm really late... 8pm pull into Manti... still light... hug hug hug hug hug... good to see everyone... uh oh... learn that James had a medical problem and was given an honorable discharge a month ago... oh crap... have I made a mistake... oh no will his feelings be hurt... would he prefer to forget the Corp... here I am with this MARINE COPRS car, a K-bar, lapel pins and a note I wrote when he grageated boot camp... what to do what to do... when in doubt punt... give everything to James... almost made him cry... hug hug hug... give him the keys to the car... hug hug hug... Lots of fun with the pin stripers and lots of laughing and carrying on... Mrs. Roth happy to see me... hug hug hug... Wow, Jeffy from Disney is making a really cool trophy for the car show... wow everybody is making really cool trophies for the car show... (maybe if James wins with my car he'll give me the trophy... so much for selflessness)... car show is great but it's 90... Jeffy loves the Chesty car... gets his trophy... he is confused... why is James' name on your car? (I asked myself the same thing silently)... James gets the trophy and is beaming... more fun fun fun... midnight... I am way too tired after all that sun to go to the Cemetery... the boyz are learning some computer stuff (It's midnight you guys!!!!!)... off to bed... boyz hit the cemetery after 1am... just as the sprinklers go on... better them than me... up in the morning... to the house... cry cry cry... hug hug hug... 110 all the way home... wow... can't wait till next year... ... ... so... all that said... we gotta wonderful Bomber-babe having a birthday on the 9th and I just can't wait to see her in a few weeks... what a gal! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti JONES ('60)!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Is there a Bomber who has a small apartment, 2 or 4 plex, or a small house to rent? While I'm living in Richland right now, I can relocate. I'm not truly desperate... YET... If so, or you know of a place, please drop me a line -Ken STALEY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Day Late A Lot of June Birthdays- beginning with Lori SIMPSON Hogan (70) last week, How could I remember the Beast (Mike Hogan ('70)) and not the Beauty? Happy Belated Birthday from June 2nd. June 8th is Gaylinn WRIGHT Matuskas ('67) Birthday. Happy Birthday a day late. Hope you had a great one!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65), Brad UPTON ('74) Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie STEEBER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lee LESTER ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I KNEW it... I KNEW it I knew the great collector BEHYMER ('64) would have that yearbook... now he's got to decide which one of the thirty '72s he has stashed away to give up... As I've been following Roy's ('63) entries the past few weeks, it appears that he is out of rooms at the motel across from Jefferson (or near there anyway) so you may want to contact Roy directly, since he sent the Bomb over to Buddha Buddy ADAIR's ('65-'67), he may have some room in the garage that would be rentable at a reasonable rate so be sure and contact him at (509) 555-5555... I had a late night (for me) last night... hadda be ready to file an Injunction Complaint and get a TRO in Federal Court in case the vote counting got hinky... had the clerk all lined up and the Fed. Judges ready for an after hours call... much trickier these days with electronic filing and stuff... It is nice to have relationships... I don't normally hang with people in my profession and when my pals take the bench my contacts with them dwindle except in the court room... but it's still nice to know that 30 plus years of friendship is there when you go ringing their doorbell after 9 PM... as it turned out my Senatorial candidate beat the machine we have in this state and won quite handily... no calls required... But as soon as I knew she was on her way to the party as the winner I split for some much needed rest... The clerk called this morning to make sure I wasn't filing... now that's service... Was nice to see so many of my friends be successful in their various races, but was kinda sad to see the faces of those who weren't on top... I've only done that silliness once but I do know how grueling it is and how devastated one feels to be a "loser!" We had one big gathering for everyone at one of the local hotels and it was nice to have most people in the same room (the Machine politicians were not there... just the real folks)... I know we have to avoid talking about some of this stuff so I am avoiding mentioning which party it was and the fact that I serve as its attorney... I've enjoyed most of that tho it can be a pain in the drain at times... But I gots bigger fish to fry today anyway. We gotta fine '65er having a birthday on June 10, 2010! Only known this boy for about 50 years... dang how time does fly... I sure hope his special day is a grand one... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Duncan Sinclair ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Any Bombers gonna be in Sydney, Australia next weekend? Thought I'd ask. I'll be headlining The Laugh Garage in beautiful Sydney on June 17-19th. -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer, Assistant Mgr, Hanford Resource Ctr Re: EEOICPA Law Changes for Hanford workers! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford or PNNL, please contact us for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker To date, over $610,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 email: hanford.center@rrohio.com. Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager, Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 06/11/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay BUTLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene MINARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send rmytord/ `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Sally FOLEY ('56) Harvey CHAPMAN ('56), Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SHEELEY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) I have just finished reading "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford, 1805 to 1943." Written by Martha Berry Parker dated 1979. (Laney Berry?) I have had this book for many years, in fact I don't recall when or how I got it, yet I didn't read it because I thought it would be very dry, and it is a big book, like its title, running 400 pages on 8" by 11" pages. However, when I did pick it up a couple of weeks ago, I became completely absorbed in it. I found I knew quite a few of the characters, including such as Earl Jones, Ed Petticord, Mrs. Lois Dighton (familiar?), Jean WEIR ('43). etc. The Author, in many cases, relates locations with the present, making it easier to follow. Did you know that until 1939 the school colors were red and black, changed to green and gold? And the mascot was Beavers, changed to Broncs. No that is not true, the author made a mistake. Actually it had been the Colts [Colts from 1911 to 1937, Broncs from 1938 to 1944, Beavers in 1945, 1946 changed to green & Gold Bombers. -Maren]. There are many pictures and some of the buildings carry over till today. the pics include many teams from long ago. They had a football team as late as the twenties. The 1912 team, all 13 of them) are pictured standing in a field with rocks as big as potatoes. the football, which the front guy is holding, looks like a basketball. Try this for a yell (or not): Chicky, go runk go runk go rah, Whicky, coax coax co-ah, Heligo, Heligo, zip boom bah Richland High School, rah rah rah. I doubt the book is still in print, maybe those interested can get it at the LIbrary. -Dick McCoy (from the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni Guest Book. From: Sally & Harvey CHAPMAN (1956 & 1956 1/2) Entered: Friday 06/11/2010 10:25:41pm COMMENTS: Hello to class of '56. The weather is beautiful, my wife is beautiful, life is beautiful, the Lord has certainly blessed me and my family. -Sally FOLEY Chapman & Harvey CHAPMAN ('5) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Israel BO-ker TOV fellow Bombers! (That means good morning in Hebrew) The first week of May, my dear friend from high school days, Connie FOSTER McLean ('63) and I joined a church group from Port Orchard (where another one of my friends goes), on a special journey to the Holy Land. We had a few mishaps the night we got there and had to have a maintenance man out 3 times before we got out of the hotel the next morning. I couldn't find my keys to my luggage, Connie blew the power with her hair dryer and then the bathroom mirror fell off the wall and Connie caught it. Whew! We were safe! Other than my slip at the Pool of Siloam we had a safe and healthy trip! Our guide made our trip ideal! Not only was he born and raised in Israel and the Jewish faith but he had become a Messianic Jew (those who have accepted Christ as their Messiah). A historian who had also served in the military, he brought a historical past and present as well as a spiritual perspective to every place and site we visited. Our heads are still swimming with all the information he gave us. His wealth of information and insight brought his land to life! And so we walked where many journeyed before us from the ancient of days and stood in the actual ruins of places like Caesarea Maritima (King Herod built as a port on the Mediterranean Sea), Megiddo (better known as Armageddon) where Solomon stabled his many horses and chariots. We walked through a beautiful nature preserve at the foot of Mt. Hermon in the Tel Dan area and saw the ancient wall of the city where Abraham went to rescue Lot, his nephew, took a cable car up to the ancient ruins of Masada where Jewish Zealots chose to die at their own hand rather than fall into the hands of the Romans and be their slaves. We also stood at the foot of a gorgeous water fall at Banias that our guide said had to be where David referred to in some of his Psalms. We stayed in Tiberias and spent some time around the sea of Galilee going to some of the sites that Jesus was well acquainted with such as the Mt. of the Beautitudes, Capernaum, and Caesarea Phillippi where Jesus told Peter "upon this rock I will build my church". My favorite part of the whole trip was taking a fishing boat out on the sea of Galilee and spending some time just rocking on the water and hearing the waves lap against the boat and recalling all those wonderful stories of Jesus I learned in Sunday School, many of which happened right here! As I looked at the hillside surrounding us I couldn't help think that I could have been on the Columbia River or Chelan Lake or in the Yakima Valley as much of the terrain was so similar. I didn't see any sage brush though. We had a special St. Peter Fish lunch that day, we renewed our Baptismal Vows in the Jordon River, floated on the Dead Sea and rubbed that mud all over us, left prayers in the wailing wall and took communion in the memory garden near Skull Rock and where they believe the grave is where they laid Jesus. Fresh salad, fruit, olives, dates, Falafel, and Goldstar Beer were some of my favorite foods there. I wasn't crazy about the desserts. At least at the hotel they were not made with real butter and cheese. No meat in the morning and no dairy at night. A nice Jewish young man on the plane going over told me I had to try a Goldstar Beer in Israel. This does not begin to tell you all we saw and did and if I told about the 3 days in Jerusalem alone I would not have room here. It was a journey of the heart and making that with my special friend made it all the more meaningful. Connie may want to add some of her memories. I hope you all can visit there someday. The reason I am late at getting this message out is that we are in the process of moving. This is the last posting I will make from this address. I will send my new address when we get all set up at our new home in the Columbia Gorge. We will be living in Stevenson very near the Skamania Lodge so I look forward to meeting many more of you in the area. So good bye from Southern California where we are experiencing our usual June gloom. Today it has been that way all day. I hope I see many of you at the reunion the end of this month. God blessings to you all and a very happy summer! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), Vic MARSHALL ('71) Kerry STEICHEN ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verne HUSKE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris MARSHALL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) Re: John R. I have just learned that John R. SULLIVAN ('46) has passed away of alzheimer's. John was a curmudgeon, and was argumentative, contradictory, and I loved him. I first met him in High School in 1944, and we were the closest of friends those many years. He played tennis in school, and very well. They were awarded white letter sweaters, while the rest of us wore plain ol' green. I bothered him a lot about that. He was Boston, and often said so. I last saw him 2004, when he moved to Vancouver, Canada, re the George Bush election. he moved back to Richland a few years ago, but he wouldn't answer his phone. Typical John. We hoisted more than a few over the years, too many it seems. the T-Room was his favorite, and he expounded to any who would listen. He quit about 40 years ago, and I did the same 21 years ago. Liquor companies suffered. See ya later, John, and we'll debate. =Dick McCOY, from the classes of '45,'46 and 2002 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) To: Dick McCOY ('45) I found a copy of "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford, 1805 to 1943." Written by Martha Berry Parker dated 1979. Amazon.com for $173.00 - one copy -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 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: Vic MARSHALL ('71) I believe they are due in from their Alaskan cruise sometime today - so she has already had a great birthday. But then comes that long drive home from Seattle to Richland. I am sure she will return to a rousing welcome from family and friends. Anyway the very best of birthdays to my older sister - Christine Rose MARSHALL Hopkins (69) on her birthday today (6/13). -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kerry STEICHEN ('74) To: Brad UPTON ('74) I am on my way to Singapore for the next 2 weeks for work and fun. I will be working with a few auzzie's and they had to find a spot to watch footy. Let me know if you are stopping in for an evening show. I don't expect you will so I will catch you soon around Seattle. -Kerry STEICHEN ('74) ~ Kent, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>John Sullivan ('46) ~ 6/14/29 - 6/10/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James PEDERSEN ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jimmie SHIPMAN ('51) & Roberta ADKINS ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Kid birthday This is another big kid friend that just amazes me... he's a car guy and a bike guy... I gave up bikes quite a while back cuz I figured I'd break something 'portant and not be able to get the king's horses, etc. to put me back together again... but not this guy... his birthday party last year was a blast... his sisters and bro were there along with a ton of other people some I knew and some I met for the first time... looking forward to seeing him again in a couple of weeks... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gus Keeney ('57) on June 14. 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Mary Ann VOSSE (63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine SMITH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOUTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LIEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'NEIL ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Is it just me, or are the crossword puzzles easier on Monday and get more difficult as the week progresses? Never had the problem when I was working. On another note, how does one rid themselves of Starlings when the "Bird Lover" in the family, won't let you shoot them? Anyone, anyone -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst (63) Re: Tales of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford To: Dick McCOY ('45) Be thankful, Dick, that you have the book. You piqued my interest, so I decided to see if I could find a copy. I havent checked my library yet, but Amazon has the book, through third party sellers, used, with prices ranging from $73.62 to $173! -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst (63) ~ Lacey, WA where the sun has finally, gloriously, come out! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Vintage MEET MR. SPUDNUT Cup Wellsville China For What It's Worth... (3) different Vintage MEET MR. SPUDNUT Cups by Wellsville China have sold on eBay in the past 30 days for $102.00 to $153.00 each. Last year at this time they were selling for $35 or so apiece. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: That was the month that wuz It's party time... yes indeedee, two Bomb-babes from the '65ers will start on their month long run for the boarder or wherever today (6/15/2010). Not sure they come up for air the entire month. But if you are in their way I would duck and cover... because id is HAPPY BIRTHDAY time for Cathy MOUTON ('65) and her partner in crime... so watch out kids cuz here they come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCOY ('45), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Lorin St.JOHN ('55), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) Earl BENNETT ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Lynn JOHNSON (63), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia MILLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon LOVINGER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BELL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY (the Tin Can Class of '45) Re: Tales of Richland, etc. Since I wrote that bit, there have been some interesting searches as to where and how much. Amazon is the most most at $173, and ABBooks the most reasonable at $16 to $60. I am going to send the book to Gordy WEIR ('47) in CA, as he was there, and he promises to return it. I will in time donate it either to the Richland library, (if they don't have a copy) or to Club 40. One interesting bit. When I mentioned the mascot Bronk, edit corrected it to Bronc, which is how we have always known it. Sometimes Bronco. But that pesty name Bronk appears several times in the book. Now, whomever edits my nonsense, don't let the above make you stop. I need it. -Dick McCOY, from the tin can class of 1945 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Hey, Mr. Two Step, Couldn't help myself -- I know that author didn't go to RHS... how would she know Bronk from Bronc. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Anniversary Today, June 16th, is our 54th Anniversary. Edna and I met at WSC (in those days), and 4 kids and 7 grandchildren later, here we are. It's amazing to me how much time has elapsed in, what seems, a very short time. She was a Clover Park grad, in her freshman year, and I was a soph, a Bomber, and we just seemed to hit it off... We were married in Tacoma, and she followed me all over this country in the retail business... like being in the army... we are now in our 16th home, and have lived all over, Oregon, Idaho, California, Montana, Connecticut when I worked in NYC, and, of course Washington. She is an Honorary Bomber, an honor bestowed upon her by many of my '53 classmates, and she proudly has the plaque hanging in our office. She is a world traveler, having been on every continent except Antartica... you name it she has been there. Now she has to take me and I think I cramp her style... but, if she goes, I go too. She thinks I've forgotten this day, but she will pull up the Sandstorm and be surprised. I love ya big time, Hon... .. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ in partly cloudy Monroe, WA... visiting her Brother **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorin St.JOHN ('55) Re: Bomber Mascot Change Maren, Oh no; not another entry about this subject. The dead horse has been beaten enough. I just wanted to add my 2 cents worth before I leave this world. Maybe some insight could be helpful. See attachment. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100616-StJ-Census.docx -Lorin St.JOHN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: Jimbo re: ridding yourself of starlings First of all, to get rid of starlings, you have to stop all that incessant singing. Your singing, not the birds' singing. Or if you can't stop singing, then at least change the tune to "Sing a song of sixpence." If they know you're considering baking a couple of dozen black birds, they may consider you a definite threat to expand on your menu. Now a couple of talking points. Start talking up a storm. I know you can do this, I've seen you in action. The trick is to know how much to talk. You can talk 'em to death (thereby violating the pact between you and the bird lover you're nesting with). Back off the chatter just a wee bit 'til you arrive at the point where they stay away in droves. That's the ticket. I know it works, I've seen a few talkers in my day whose friends no longer come around. If that doesn't work, you may want to change your whole attitude. Learn to love 'em. Do as Mozart did. He adopted a starling as a pet, composed a piece honoring his little friend, and finally, at the bird's death, wrote in part: A little fool lies here Whom I held dear A starling in the prime Of his brief time Whose doom it was to drain Death's bitter pain. Thinking of this, my heart Is riven apart. Oh reader! Shed a tear, You also, here. He was not naughty, quite, But gay and bright, And under all his brag A foolish wag. Cheers -Jim RUSSELL ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fun visit with granddaughter Last Thursday I flew from Alaska to Ontario, CA, rented a car, and drove to Temecula to see my granddaughter graduate from high school. I set up a laptop on their dining table extolling it's virtues as I unpacked it. Very high clock speed, lite weight with wide screen, 12 Gg of ram, 500 Gg HD, and packed with software. My grandson drooled over it and his sister Caitlyn kept saying "cool". I said to her "You like it?" She said "Yes", and I said "Good thing you like it because it's yours. Congratulations on your scholarship". Tears were followed by hugs and smiles and repeated about every 1/2 hour the rest of the day. She has Scholarship Certificates totalling $50,000, and will attend Carroll College in Helena where I helped her mother through 20 some years ago. She has her sights on being a MD/Forensic Physician. Two med-schools have issued letters requesting her to visit after her junior year. The actual ceremony Friday night was a bit tedious sitting on metal bleachers with temps dropping to the low 40s. 740 grads were shivering by the time they got through the line. Over 20 large beach balls appeared at various times from the mass of grads. Security was quick to go after them with grads bouncing them in other directions. They wisely gave up on the last 3-4. The disturbance was getting out of hand. I need to plan for another strong laptop this next year's graduation as Caitlyn's younger brother Axel is going for an engineering degree for a career in Robotics. I am told he is the smart one on the two. He has already received tentative offers from engineering schools. I flew home Saturday afternoon as I had items on my calendar. My MVP status got me bumped to first class both ways and the flights were smooth as silk. A very satisfactory trip. I plan to attend the Vancouver lunch if we don't have a shipping container of pyro materials sitting at the door. It is supposed to be there Wednesday, but could be delayed getting here from Los Angeles Harbor. I am off on the 28th to Dutch Harbor, AK to do their 4th of July display. Entertaining nice folks with fire and all the king crab I can eat. It is a lot of work and far away, but they take good care of me up there. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home on a dark windy night South of Tacoma. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62), To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Crossword Puzzles They do get more difficult, Jim. In our paper they announced a new crossword a few months ago and said they would get harder as the week went by. There's another one in the paper each night; it's fairly easy. I like the challenging one. I'm trying to fight off senility. -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Jimbeaux - Puzzles & Starlings A while back I thought I noticed the same trend in the daily Sudoku in the local paper, but it wasn't consistent enough to convince me it was an intentional plan. However, I've noticed that the relative difficulty that I experience doesn't seem to match the classifications the authors put on the puzzles, with a few exceptions. There's a website I frequent called Billions of Sudoku or something like that (it used to be the first one up on a Google search, but someone must be paying Google more because lately it's been around the top of the second page) and the ratings there match my difficulty. The "evil" category is tough enough to make me give up occasionally after an hour. Starlings - I don't have an answer for your dilemma, but you might contact the public works folks in Seattle, if anyone is still there from when they had the starling infestation problem on one of the bridges in the northwest section, near the locks, back in about '71-'72. It turned into a major traffic disruption, closing down the bridge during rush hour a couple of times. I don't remember how they solved it, but it took them weeks - they couldn't shoot, either - or use any other lethal approach. My second hip replacement has gone well so far. Home nursing visits start this afternoon, first follow up with the surgeon is tomorrow. I kept myself in better shape this time, and targeted specific body parts for improved muscle tone over the past several months. If you need it, don't wait until it's unbearable - you won't recover as completely, and it will make the surgeon's job harder (and the prosthesis larger). I tried something new; the spinal anesthesia vs. the general. I liked not being groggy for hours afterward. I was aware enough at one point to hear some pounding, but felt nothing. Warmest regards, ecb3 = from a lightly overcast day in Central Virginia, currently drizzling with moderate temps (mid-70s) and normal humidity (maybe 70 percent). -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) She was 16 on the 16th. So that would mean she is still 16, or only that she still enjoys life with the optimism she had back in 1962. Happy Birthday to Jan BELL ('64), may the wind continue to be at your back. -Jimbeaux & the forever young & always lovely Miss Nancy -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews (63) Re: "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford, 1805 to 1943." Written by Martha Berry Parker For everyone who is looking for a copy of this book and finding it very expensive and rare ~ try to borrow it through your public library! Almost every library in the US provides a service called ILL or Inter-Library Loan, and can usually find a copy for you of just about anything within two weeks or less. I checked the country-wide database of libraries and found sixty copies, one of which is in the Richland Public Library! -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews (63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I have a copy of "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs, & Hanford 1805 - 1943 Before the Atomic Reserve". It was published by Ye Galleon Press in Fairfield, WA in 1979. Martha Berry Parker is the author and she signed this copy on the title page. She lived in West Richland and was a friend of my bother Gene's ('65) in-laws (the VonOlenhausens). I gave this copy to my in-laws, Dean and Mary Hartman, as a Christmas gift in 1980 and got it back after Mom died in 2003. It's indeed a fascinating read even though all of it took place before I was born. I know each of us six kids and my father each had a copy at one time, but this is the only one I can put my hands on and would never consider selling it. I wonder if the CRHEST museum might have a way of obtaining copies? Will have to check that out. Good luck on your quest. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 Planning Meeting There will be a meeting of the R2K+10 committee and anyone who would like to come tonight (the 16th) at the Spudnut Shop at 6:30pm. Anyone who would like to help in this endeavor please contact me or Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh poop... I missed Jo HEIDLEBAUGH's ('74) birthday yesterday... (the 15th)... I can't believe it... my memories of Jo are going to Jimmy's house with the boyz to see if Jimmy could play... the answer was usually: "Can't... gotta babysit Jo"... and there she'd be peeking out between Jimmy's legs... by the way, Jimmy is safe and sound back in the Northwest, unless he's lying as usual... got one over on him this morning... he emailed me and asked if his email was working... I emailed him and told him it wasn't... ha ha ha... he'll be working all night to fix it! But enough of this silliness... it is time to wish a beautiful Bomber-babe a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So that's my wish for the lovely Jan BELL ('64) on June 16, 2010... stay tuned for the next one tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: crossword puzzles I, too find that true about crossword puzzles. I read somewhere a few years ago that's how they do it, easy ones the first of the week and the harder ones at week's end. I bought a crossword dictionary and even it doesn't help sometimes as their clues and answers are really odd and a play on words. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we are still awaiting spring as such and next week is the first day of summer **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Bev Fleming ('61) ~ 2/20/43 - 6/10/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52), Dale ENNOR ('59) David MANSFIELD ('59), Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John EHLERS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick BOEHNING & Linda BELLISTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) Re: "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs, & Hanford 1805 - 1943 Before the Atomic Reserve", by.Martha Berry Parker. Since I am reasonably knowledgeable about the book business, I checked on Ye Galleon Press in Fairfield, WA (Spokane County). It was a one-man operation run by a bibliophile named Glen Adams who died a few years ago. It specialized in reprints and other regional materials and artsy sort of stuff. As far as I can tell, the press is now defunct but I cannot determine who holds the rights to the books it published. As it was a very limited press run, second hand copies are now priced through the ceiling, as some SANDSTORM commentators have noted. If a lot of people wanted copies of it, I am sure somebody could track down who holds the copyright and arrange to have it reprinted. I have not seen the book myself, but it obviously must be interesting. -Dick PIERARD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale ENNOR ('59) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) The best way I can think of to take care of your Starling problem is to rename them. Let everyone in the neighborhood know that in France a Starling is referred to as un petit poulet and watch them disappear without a shot (yours, at least) being fired. -Dale ENNOR ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David MANSFIELD ('59) To: Burton PIERARD ('59) Do you have any information on when construction actually started at the Hanford site? Seems to me I remember that the local residents were notified in February of 1943 that they had 60 days to vacate their farms/residents. So I guess construction could have started as early as April 1943. My father was working on construction for E. I. du Pond building a powder plant in southern Indiana in 1941-1943 or maybe as late as 1944. He was transferred to Hanford by E. I. du Pont. Dad pulled the family trailer out to Washington and we lived in the Hanford trailer park. I have lots of pictures of the trailer park in Indiana where we lived, but none at Hanford. I suspect that was due to Hanford war time security at the site. Our trailer pictures from Indiana look just like all of the other trailers in the Hanford pictures that have been posted here in the Alumni Sandstorm over the past few years. My brother Dan ('60-RIP) thought that Dad went to work at the site May 1, 1943. I am not sure that is correct. Any thoughts on the subject? Further, do you know when Hanford folks were moved out and into Richland homes? -David MANSFIELD ('59) ~ from Eugene, Orygun where, guess what? It's raining again. I am thinking about converting my garden plot into a rice paddy. Know where I can get a water buffalo? Maybe "Buffaloes R Us." Or perhaps Craig's list **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie HUTCHINS Simon ('62) To: Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) Happy birthday Marcia (yesterday)! Even though this will be posted a day late, I want you to know that I've been thinking about you so-o-o much today! What a "gift" I've been given ... You and I have always stayed close and then just a short while back, I got "reconnected" with Kitty Ramsey ('61). As you probably remember, when Kit's family moved out of their house (prefab), your family moved in. Along with the neighborhood kids, we all loved to play in the big "field" between us. Joyce JETTON ('62) was the other good friend we had there. Fun memories! -Jeanie HUTCHINS Simon ('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 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: David RIVERS ('65) Re: How'd ya like to be Ms. Spudnut! We grew up with them... Spuddies... in fact BALLARD ('63) even holds his R2K+10 meetings at the Spudnut Shop now and again... I used to get to cross GWWay from Haines when I lived next to the Reed/Libke's (too many to list) to get Spudnuts for my folks... When I would come to Richland for '65er events I would fed-ex them to my Dad... while it didn't prolong his life, it sure made him happy... last year I brought a picture of HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) in the Spudnut Racer along with a leather jacket with Mr. Spudnut on the back for the "G" fambly... This weekend I'll be heading for the L.A. Roadster Show but next weekend I'll be hanging at the Spudnut Shop with all the guys and gals... just too dang cool if ya ask me... so even tho her birthday is a little earlier than my trip I gotta wish Gail GHIRARDO ('65) a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY on June 17, 2010!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Jim JENSEN ('50), Mike CLOWES ('54) John ADKINS ('62), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), Gary BEHYMER (64) Gary WEBB ('64), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia DONAHUE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Jim McKEOWN's ('53) Anniversary Reading the account of travel and spouse appreciation in Jim's 6/16/10 posting was both an enjoyable and reminiscing experience. Thanks, Jim. It brought to mind the time when I met my wife-to-be (RIP) in the Spring of 1956. We were married in early 1957 and within a year I whisked her and her beautiful, little girls (previous marriage) to England for a three and one-half year Air Force assignment. It was difficult for her to forego the refuge of the small town which she had called home most of her life, but she transformed into a marvelous, service-related companion while we added two sons to our family. We made it through Cold-War and Vietnam assignments when she kept the home fires burning and valiantly raised our family during my absences. We were rewarded with later assignments to Manila and Hawaii before two, short, stateside posts and then retirement. She never complained. Then and later in civilian life she supported me in whatever I needed to do to provide for the family. She was magnificent... unforgettable. I miss her. Bomber cheers, -Jim JENSEN ('50) ~ Katy, TX where the evening temps chill down to the high 70s, humid, no breeze **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Club 40 My sources tell me that things have slowed down on the reservation front for the Club 40 Annual Meeting [(party)] come this September. Now I realize there are other things going on in the world that may get in the way of responding to getting in on this particular party. You know, like cleaning up the Gulf or going to R2K+10. I can understand that. But you gotta remember that this year the Club 40 Board made the decision not to allow those without reservations to attend. Not sure if there will be armed guards at the door to keep the "freeloaders" or "procrastinators" out. But they seem determined in this effort. So, if you want to be there and not be what ever it is if you aren't get your reservation in as soon as possible. Just go to the Club 40 Web Page at: richlandclub40.org and follow the cues to the proper page, pull up the reservation form, print it, make out the check or money order, and mail it in before the deadline. Would really like to see more than 10 people in attendance, including the usual suspects. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ preparing to go to lunch in Portland/Vancouver(USA) on Saturday even though rain is in the forecast (go figure) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Bombers in the Military Tribute The tribute to Bombers in the Military will open at 7:30pm Friday, June 25th in the foyer separating the two gyms at Richland High School. I hope as many of you as possible will come out and see it. It will remain open through the entire All School reunion. [6/25, 26, & 27, 2010] -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: David MANSFIELD ('59) Your question is when construction began at the Hanford site. I find tucked away on my shelf a copy of Parker's "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford" (autographed, no less). In the back is a detailed and microscopic chronology for 1943 from the Kennewick Courier-Reporter, including these two entries: "March 18, 1943: "Farming activities in the Richland Irrigation District were nearly at a standstill since March 6 when the land owners were notified that the U.S. Government had been given the right to immediate possession of their lands. Surveyors and engineers seemed to increase in numbers every day and draftsmen were already busy drafting plans for the new city." And then: April 29, 1943: "Morrison-Knudsen-Twaits Company, contractors for the new project, took over the Vale Grange Hall and both school buildings for office space." (Doesn't identify the school.) Five days after the March 6 date, on March 11, the headlines were: "Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford Area to be taken by Huge War Industry", and "Mass Meeting Called at Richland to Explain War Projects to Residents." No mention in Parker's book of when the first shovel was actually turned at the Project. But about a year later I and my identical twin brother and mother (now 93 and still bird watching on the Columbia River trail!) were ambulanced with military escort from the not-quite-completed Kadlec hospital in Richland to the Project site. Twenty minutes later John and I were probably the last babies born at the Hanford hospital, on July 22, 1944. My parents had arrived with older brother Tom ('59) from Illinois a few weeks earlier. Based on experience, Dad's remark was that working at Hanford would be safer than his earlier work as a chemist at a munitions factory. -Pete BEAULIEU ('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 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: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Spotted this for sale on eBay today: 1954 ARTICLE Entitled, "Homer's Hideous Hallucination" This article was removed from a 1954 magazine. This article is about a new protective suit for atomic workers that was designed by Homer Moulthrop of the AEC-General Electric Hanford plutonium plant at Richland, WA. The suit was made out of polyethylene. ASBESTOS REFERENCE:The first picture shows a worker putting on asbestos gloves and the caption says, "Technicians in long-tailed protective garb start to repair atomic plant pressure valve. Asbestos outer gloves are put on for welding." Date: Not dated, but removed from a 1954 publication. Allen MOULTHROP (64) provided me with the following Additional information...Yes that is from "Life" magazine, April 5, 1954. Dad invented that suit which Michael Crichton later asked to use for his film, "Andromeda Strain". I still have three copies of the magazine. (By the way, those photos were taken in the old Mart building on the SW corner of Jadwin & Knight Streets. Reporters were not allowed inside the Hanford Area itself so Dad had to set up the suit in the back of the Mart.) http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Beh/100618-1954Life.jpg -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary WEBB ('64) Re: R2K+10 Looking for former Bomber basketballers (all ages) interested in participating in a free throw or three point shooting contest at the R2K+10 reunion. Please contact me. -Gary WEBB ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Happy B.Day - Marcia DONAHUE Topping ('68) Marcia is my "oldest" (as in "person I have known the longest") friend. She was born 4 months (to the day) before me, and we grew up two blocks apart... my family was on Cullum (across from Lewis & Clark on the west side of the school) & her family was on the corner of Fitch & Douglas. Ate lunch and/or dinner at one another's houses probably six-to- ten times per week during the grade school years. In Brownies & Girl Scouts together (her Mom was our troop leader, who taught us to knit.) Her about-12-years-older sister, Clarene DONAHUE Tossey ('58) bought one of those see-through "Visible Woman" model kits (very cool!) that you could assemble with the woman pregnant or not. And thus I saw (albeit in plastic) where babies really grow. I could fill up days and days of Sandstorm issues with memories of the things Marcia and I shared through the years. We were very close until about 9th grade, and even though our lives started to diverge then, we still attended all kinds of church functions together. We were in one another's weddings (my first and her only - she & Chuck are coming up on their 34th anniversary in July). I took care of her kids sometimes while she spent time at the hospital when her mother was dying. In other words, we have been in one another lives for a lot of things for a long time ... in fact it's her 60th birthday today (when did THAT happen???) - 6/18. Just recently we have been communicating via FaceBook. Chuck has been battling brain cancer for some time. On 6/14, they left the home in Kennewick that (I believe) they had lived in since they got married in 1976, and in which they raised their four kids. They moved to Bellingham to be closer to his treatment center (Fred Hutchinson, I think), and one of their daughters. And now, all of a sudden, I realize that for years I could have dropped in to see my dear old friend any time I was in Richland... or living in Richland (which I did off and on until 2002). I never found the time. I wonder what I was so busy doing that I couldn't find even 1/2 hour to express, in person, my love for Marcia -- and to share with her the wonderful (and difficult) memories from childhood, and beyond. And now it will be quite a bit more of a trek to do so. But you know, I think I will. (Not until fall, Marcia -- I'll give you a chance to settle in a bit in Bellingham, and me back at the farm, first, okay?!) I know that her brother, Curt DONAHUE ('53) reads and posts here all the time. Not sure if Marcia's computer is up and running yet -- or if she has time or energy to read e-mail. So Curt, I'm counting on you to make sure she knows about this post -- okay? My wishes for a blessed, love-filled 60th birthday go out to you, dear Marcia. I will see you soon. God be with you! With love, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID PS - Marcia, I need your new address, phone number and e-mail! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff: Rainy POWELL ('52wb), Lorin St.JOHN ('55) Mike BRADLEY ('56), David MANSFIELD ('59) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Matt FILIP ('77) Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David ANGUIANO ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorraine "Rainy" POWELL Earp-Tanner ('52wb) A few weeks ago the pictures of the '1944 Hanford Construction Camp' appeared in the Sandstorm. I printed them out and handed them to my bowling friend Gin Quinton the wife of Ernest Quinton. She said he enjoyed them so very much, looking over each and every picture and remembering the past as we all enjoy doing and spoke about the time he was there. Who is Ernest Quinton???? A few months ago Marlene LARSON Hegseth ('56wb) sent a few words and questions to the Sandstorm and in signing off, said she lived in Modesto, CA. I was so surprised, as I also live in Modesto. We got together, shared a few pictures of the early days and talked about the horses at the stables, etc. (and what a small world it is). Relating the small world bit to this bowling friend of mine about this and meeting people from your childhood home and school days. She asked what school and city we were talking about. When I mentioned Richland, Washington, her eyes brightened up and she said "my husband use to work there, as a matter of fact he was there in the beginning as a construction worker. He was in his early twenties." I spoke with him and really enjoyed his comments I also gave her a copy of the Sandstorm that told of all the stories and photos of those days long ago and thought he might enjoy it. After leaving Richland and moving to San Francisco he became Chief of Police at the San Francisco State Universiity. Gin was his secretary. Yes! It really is a small world.... -Lorraine "Rainy" POWELL Earp-Tanner ('52wb) Windy & warm Modesto, VS **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorin St.JOHN ('55) OK, 2nd time's the charm. Original entry was 6/16,.. there was a problem with the attachment, All fixed now. Thanks for help from Burt PIERARD ('59). Re: Bomber Mascot Change Maren, Oh no; not another entry about this subject. The dead horse has been beaten enough. I just wanted to add my 2 cents worth before I leave this world. Maybe some insight could be helpful. See attachment. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100619-StJ-Census.doc -Lorin St.JOHN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Re: Asia I am off to Asia for 3 weeks. Am going back to Manila and Subic Bay, Phillipines to see what it all looks like since I left 48 years ago. Will spend 4 days there. Then off to Maylasia where we will be taking the train from Bangkok to Penang to kula Lumpur thence to Singapore. So if any of you bombers out there have been to any of these places and there is something that I should definitely see, I would certainly appreciate hearing about it. Thanks -Mike BRADLEY ('56) ~ in little old Kirkland, WA. where it appears to be sprinkling again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David MANSFIELD ('59) Re: Hanford Construction Start To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Thanks for the information on Hanford. I also got an e mail from Gary BEHYMER ('64) on the subject as to when the actual construction started on the Hanford project. Gary's dad worked at E. I. du Pont's powder plant in southern Indiana. He was transferred to Hanford in March 1943 just prior to ground breaking at the Hanford site. My father also worked for du Pont at the southern Indiana powder plant. It is possible that they knew each other. I have some old newspaper articles on the construction and start up of the powder plant in a scrap book. I need to dig out, make copies of those articles and pass on to Gary B. My family scrap books have entries before Hanford and after we moved to Richland. There are no pictures during the period when we lived in the Hanford trailer park. -David MANSFIELD ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Hey Brady They've got cherries on sale for $2.99/pound at The Safeway on 100th NE. Now that price is only if you have a Safeway "Big Deal" Card, which Im sure you do. Youve probably got an appropriate disguise for slumming in Upper Juanita, just like I have to put on an ascot to frequent your neighborhood QFC. Better get there early, or risk having to "Rollem Up" after dark. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt FILIP ('77) Shizznits, L.A. Lakers ground those gentleman from beantown and I STILL owe a Celtic cabbage after all of my hustle. Maybe someday I'll realize that rivers run thru and deeper than three's in Staples. It is simply like this... I lost and gained a good friend today, I watched my dearest scream to the top of her lungs in favor of Lakers. Granted she is not a Bomber but she is married (sometimes questionably) to one. I hope that she will never forget and that being a Bomber at times becomes paranormal. Way Good..... Lakers 2010 World Champions! -Matt FILIP ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) Re: Article from Hanford RC Please put the following in the Sandstorm for Saturday (if possible) Sunday and Monday. I'll have new figures as of Monday. Thanks and have a great weekend!!!! By the way, Maren. While I am not a former Bomber - I am a Bomber At Heart! (BAH) :-) My two brothers and a sister, sister-in-law, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews all are proud Bombers! Theresa :-) ************* Re: EEOICPA Law Changes for Hanford workers! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford, PNNL or any other DOE facility in the United States, please contact the Hanford Resource Center for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker At of June 14th, over $613,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 or emailhanford.center@rrohio.com Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Jim JENSEN ('50) Rainy POWELL ('52wb), Patti JONES ('60) Mike BRADY ('61), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy KEYS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BARNARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) Re" more old odd stuff It seems that another copy of the "Tales of Richland", etc. has turned up. To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Pete, do you remember where you got the copy? The date in question was March 6, 1943 as the date of condemn nation. My father moved in to the project late that month as a civilian procurement agent with the Army engineers. (No, not that kind of procurement, I gave him enough grief about that.) To: Lorim St. JOHN ('55) That piece in the Sandstorm, was very informative and detailed. You did leave out the Colts mascot up until 1938 when they also changed colors from red and black to green and gold. They had a new gym, too. According to the "Tales" etc. the change was to Bronks which was probably a mistake on the author's part. (Several times.) The statement that the new houses (built by Smith, Hoffman, Wright) were began in June 1943 might be a little late, as we moved into our house on 10R "E" street (1324 Thayer Drive) on August 13, 1943. I was surprised at the l1945 birth of the Villager, (what was the editor's name), as I played on the football team in 1944. I guess I was thinking of coverage in the Sandstorm of that time. I also played in that Hermiston game, 9/28/45. the first game in the new stadium, and the only game we won that year. -Dick McCOY ('45, '46, '02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Asia To: Mike Bradley ('56) You are truly making the circuit in Asia. Happy landings!!! My experience is somewhat dated, but if you have the time and inclination I recommend The Madrid (restaurant) in Manila and the reclining Buddha and the floating market in Bangkok. The market is an inexpensive motor boat trip upriver and you could stop by the Buddha on the way up or back. You would also have the benefit of seeing real-life Thais in their rustic environment. -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorraine "Rainy" POWELL Earp-Tanner ('52wb) To: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Re: Asia My husband "Ed" reads the Sandstorm every morning, although he is not a Bomber. He likes all the guy talk and makes a lot of comments here and there. This morning he said "You have to tell Mike that when he gets to Singapore he has to look up the 'park that has the largest display of orchids anywhere'". It has been about 25/30 years since he has been there, but it is a pleasure he will never forget. Absolutely beautiful. When he was there he stayed at the Holiday Inn and the park was not far from there. Enjoy your trip, Mike. -Lorraine "Rainy" POWELL Earp-Tanner ('52wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) To: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Re: Your trip to the Philippines About 7 years ago through genealogy, which I wrote about in the Sandstorm, I found where my Uncle Jess had died. Also found three daughters he left behind. Two in the Philippines and one in Hawaii. Jess was in the Army and had gone back and forth from the states to Hawaii and the Philippines. He fought at the last in the Philippine mountains with the Philippine soldiers. Through a chain of events and one very helpful Bomber I found where Uncle Jesse actually died. Rueben LINN ('58) was friends with a POW named Chuck. Rueben made arrangements for me to meet Chuck and his girlfriend. Chuck had been on the same ship Uncle Jesse was on. This was a Japanese ship called the Oka Maru. 300 out of 1600 survived when the Americans bombed the Japanese ships not knowing there were POWs in the hold of the ship. This happened at Subic Bay. Chuck had a ship list which my Uncle was on. One of the most memorable times with Chuck that day was when he cried and said "The Army told him to go home and forget about the war". His girlfriend said "Chuck had not worked through the whole war until he got with her a couple of years before". Then he cried and talked about the whole experience. He was about 82 when I met him. All these years the family believed that Uncle Jesse (A telegram to my grandmother said Uncle Jesse had "died in Korea of dysentery"). It was a relief for the family to finally know what happened. The daughter from Hawaii came to Richland in November of 2008 and stayed with my Uncle. We all had a great four-day visit. She graduated from a Hawaiian high school in 1957. There is a memorial at Subic Bay that was finished about three years ago. Chuck went to the dedication and passed away soon after he came back. There is another memorial and cemetery close to Manila which you might have already been to. Mike. Both would be worth a visit. The Philippine daughters went there after I was found and took pictures at the Manila memorial of Jesse's name on the wall. There is of course much more to the story. Rueben, please add to the story. I am sure you has a lot more from Chuck in the years that you knew him. Enjoy your trip, Mike. Would certainly enjoy pictures of your trip. I could also arrange for you to meet the Philippine family if you would like. They really like people coming from state side. Bombers Have Fun -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA. My daughter and I now feed the Gold Finches. Some days getting about 50 a day. I have three places where I can sit and watch them. It is funny when the Red headed finches come in and the Gold finches shoosh them away. We also feed quail, robins and doves and what ever bird wants to come into the feeders. They look like they are trained to be afraid. When come outside they watch every move we make but do not take off. It rained most of the night into the morning hours. Temperature at 6:52pm is 77. Very tolerable and comfortable. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: NO CHERRIES! Hey Jim, I don't have a Big Deal card from Safeway. I don't usually visit YOUR part of Juanita. : ) You're right... I do wear an ascot plus a Bowler hat when I visit our neighborhood QFC. But, we're not near as snobby as the likes of Bruce PEART ('61) who lives right on the shores of Lake Washington. My wife bought this house 44 years ago and it looks like we're here for the long haul. In the early days she had a view of the lake, but since the trees have grown we can hardly see it. Speaking of cherries, it's almost July and I still haven't tasted any great ones. Maybe I'll check out the Yakima Fruit Market today. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) In the interest of maintaining the past PIERARD ('59)/STEIN ('64) debate over the original meaning of the final Richland Mascot ("Bombers"), I call attention to a remaining ambiguity in even the September 13, 1945 article on this topic in the Richland Villager, attached to Lorin's message. The entry includes in bold type: "The last paragraph (from the Villager) states 'Indications are that the Col-Hi teams formerly known as the 'Beavers' may this year be known as the 'Bombers', or 'Atomizers' because of the nationwide publicity the village has received as the home of the Atomic Bomb." Placement of the comma after "Bombers" instead of after "Atomizers" actually leaves open the question whether "Bombers" has a different meaning than is given to "Atomizers." Because of the comma placement, the term "Atomizers" is separately followed by "...because of the nationwide (etc.)" Apart from any later and politically correct historical revisionism, this casual punctuation of the Villager article leaves obscure the (different?) meaning of the term "Bomber." From the article as written, the choice at the time might have been between the B-17 as an aircraft, and the bomb. A long shot, but hang in there, Ray! I'm not a lawyer, but lawyer-types have a field day on this sort of stuff, as in the Potsdam Declaration itself (also mentioned in Lorin's entry). Even this Declaration is ambiguous. Yes, it still includes at the end "unconditional surrender," but this slogan is more or less contradicted up front by a listing of more civilized.. conditions. -Pete BEAULIEU ('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 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: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: The Day Japan Bombed Oregon http://www.portorfordlifeboatstation.org/article1.html -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford Construction To: All Bombers The past few Sandstorm entries have been intriguing. Martha Berry's book can be purchased at the East Benton Historical Society building. Price: 20 bucks. Many of the pictures in that publication came from Annette Heriford, a good friend of mine. As far as Hanford construction goes, I have in my collection a duPont safety booklet with a publish date of March 15, 1943. Construction efforts began before the residents were ordered to leave. I've been told drilling rigs were popping up in quite a few locations, foreboding clue. Some families had less than 30 days due to their location on the project. And they certainly did not receive fair compensation. Of course what do you expect when the appraisers were from the east coast. To quote Helen Wheeler Hastay "hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on the Manhattan Project, and a few thousand more, spent justly, would have eliminated the bitterness, if not the hurt." Seattle P I August 9, 2001. (No surprise on the date of the article). I have four 11 X 14 pictures of the Construction Camp mounted on foam board with a large white border for signatures of those who lived in the camp. I'm still looking for former residents signatures. Would the upcoming R2K+10 event be a good time? Homer Moulthrop was definitely ahead of his time in worker protection. For many years Hanford protected their workers with plastic suits. In the '70s the "weenie tube" was used to allow operators access to 234-5s Plutonium Recovery Facility or PRF canyon floor (no it is not like the Canyon buildings else where at Hanford) to clean it. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/2010 ~ SUMMER SOLSTICE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Richard ROBERTS ('49) Larry HARROLD ('56), Lorin St.JOHN ('55) Tom MATTHEWS ('57), Burt PIERARD ('59) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Donna NELSON ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Linda BELLISTON ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan RUSHWORTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HILLS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HAMES ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) Re: HERE WE GO AGAIN I read where a comma leaves open the question of Bomb or Bomber. PLEASE. At the time we were enjoying the sweet smell of the end of the war. I was there. We celebrated the Bomb not the bomber. Besides it was a B-29 that dropped it, not a B-17. Read the late Keith MAUPIN's ('47) excellent article on this subject. http://alumnisandstorm.tripod.com/Mascot/MaupinPaper.htm Let me be clear: most of us kids who thought we might become fodder for the landing on the beaches of Japan were NOT cheering the Day's Pay. -Dick McCoy ('45, '46, '02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Bombers/Plane In my opinion, there's no interest in maintaining the Pierard ('59)/Stein ('64), debate on the issue of the Bombers. Information seeking, OK; further debate not OK. It's clear from all we have read and as it was to me in 1945, when deciding this issue in an early year school assembly, Bombers meant the Bomb, not the plane. We are proud of it and we are the better for it. Lorin St. JOHN's ('55) paper summarized the issue well; thanks Lorin, I plan to excerpt portions for "My Life Story". Attached is a picture of the 1946-47 basketball team managers, Allen NEIDHOLD ('48-RIP) & me in front of the water/towel cart clearly showing the mascot bomb with "Bombers" emblazoned in gold across it. http://alumnisandstorm.com/Mascot/1947-1stMascot.htm The debate is over, I hope we can get on to something else, please. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) where we will soon be having a California Central Coast Bomber's luncheon here in Grover Beach. Happy Father's Day, Dads. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry HARROLD ('56) Re: Club 40 Scholarship Awards for School Year 2010 Richland Club 40 awards two $1000 Scholarships to Richland High School graduating seniors each year. The Scholarships are called the "Conley-Richey Memorial Scholarship" to honor the memory of Ray CONLEY ('46-RIP) and Don RICHEY ('47-RIP), two of Club 40's founding fathers. This year's award winners are Teea Bunker and Khoa Tran. Teea plans to attend WSU and Khoa is still deciding between either U of W or Baylor University. Both plan to pursue careers in the medical field. These awards were presented at the annual Awards Breakfast at RHS on May 28, 2010.Teea and Khoa were selected based on the equally weighted selection criteria of Need, Academic Achievement, Extracurricular Activities, and Work and/or Volunteer Service. Meeting them in person reaffirmed our selection. The first two scholarships of this program were awarded in 2005 and this year, Teea and Khoa received scholarships numbers 9 and 10. This program has received solid support from the Club 40 membership since its inception and enthusiasm continues at a high level. It is apparent that RHS alumni have an interest in helping these young graduates attain the college education needed to succeed in this complex world of ours. Thus far the funding for these scholarships has been entirely from the Club 40 members. If any of our Sandstorm readers are interested in helping a young Bomber go to college through this program, I invite you to go to the Club 40 website, RichlandClub40.org Scroll down to our new Scholarship Program Home Page. We have a description of our program and a list of the people who donated to the scholarship fund in 2009. We are currently working on a new website section which will include a picture of each scholarship winner; a short biography of each winner; and any other information they have submitted. If you are interested in supporting the scholarship fund, you can download the form on the website and use it as instructed to make a donation. How about that Bomber Baseball team! Number two is verrry close to Number 1 in State. -Larry HARROLD ('56), Chairman, Club 40 Scholarship Committee **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorin St.JOHN ('55) To: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) You are right. The "Bronks" spelling is incorrect in the book "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford". The weekly Richland newspaper Benton County Advocate reported Richland High School mascot as "Broncs". The paper also reported the Hanford High School mascot "Coyotes" and White Bluffs High School mascot "Eagles". I just talked to Robert FLETCHER ('40 Class President) and he said that the student body voted on the school color change from Red and Black to Gold and Green during his senior year. He can't remember what color the basketball uniforms were when he played during the 1939-'40 basketball season. The picture of the 1940-'41 RHS basketball team in the book "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford" on page 356 was taken in front of the new Richland Grade School. I believe the reason for the picture is because of showing off their new Gold and Green outfits (uniforms); even tho of course the picture is in black and white. The first year that the Richland High School basketball team played in the new Richland Grade School Gymnasium was during the 1939-'40 basketball season. The new grade school was newly built and was ready for the 1939-'40 school year. Before then the Richland High School basketball teams played their home games in the basement of the high school. The editors name of the weekly newspaper Villager founded March 8, 1945 was Paul Nissen. He was also the manager. That means "the boss". See attached picture of Richland High School student council (last graduating class of 1943). Notice 'T' shirt on Howard Brooks -- "Richland High School Broncs" --. This picture is in 1943 Richland High School Annual "The Lariat". http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100621-StJ-43SC.jpg -Lorin St.JOHN (Col-Hi '55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom MATTHEWS ('57) Re: PIERARD ('59)/STEIN ('64) debate All of you who attended the February 18, 1955 pep assembly will recall that the mascot was presented at that time. Perhaps it was not the first one ever created, but there it was. My memory is not that photographic but I have all the paper Sandstorms for the '55, '56 and '57 school years which I recently got out of the attic. So I have sent a scan of the photo and text of said mascot from that Sandstorm of March 4, 1955. Naturally, as you will see it doesn't exactly settle the debate. The text does say that the mascot has been given considerable publicity in a local paper. I lean toward the bomb side as that is my recollection of what the mascot was during my years at Col Hi. Enjoy the picture in any case... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Mat/100621-55Bomb.jpg -Tom MATTHEWS ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) I have been extremely lax in responding to various subjects over the past week due to time requirements for other stuff (to the Class of 1955, I really am working on your Reunion Announcement for the Club 40 site, hopefully complete tonight or tomorrow). In reference to the various discussions about Martha Berry Parker's "Tales" book, Gary CLARK ('66) asked me to post the following note on The Sandstorm: "Hi Burt; per our phone conversation, I have a copy of "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford." My parents were born, raised, and evicted from there. I would like to share my copy with my Bomber classmates and friends. I would be willing to mail my copy to someone if they would read it and pass it to the next Bomber. I would like to keep track of it somehow as I have grandkids who might have interest someday. If you can arrange this and see if there is any interest, I would be grateful. Gary CLARK ('66). Best Regards Gary" (Burt's note: email Gary directly if you are interested.) More on "Tales:" 8-10 years ago, I picked up a copy for Maren by checking several "Out of Print" search engines for the best price - I believe I found hers available in Florida for about $25.00 (paperback) - Note: I just found out last week that there was a Hard Cover version - don't recall seeing any copies in my search. To: David MANSFIELD ('59), Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64), Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) Re: Ground Breaking for the Village The following Time Line (all dates in 1943) is from Paul Beardsley: March 10 - First Tract acquisition March 19 - Layout for " pile or reactor" Areas began March 20 - Layout for new Richland started March 22 - First ground breaking for New Richland (another source said the Village and Hanford Camp ground breaking was simultaneous) Note from Col. Matthias interview: ground breaking for "B" Area was more or less simultaneous with receiving the layout drawings. He had no idea how to prepare the site for the reactor buildings but he knew how to prepare a site for large industrial buildings so he did exactly that until he received the actual foundation drawings. Note also: The Village was built exclusively for Operations Workers so essentially none of the Construction Workers who contributed to Day's Pay ever even lived in Richland, unless they transferred to Operations at the conclusion of the Construction (a few dozen at best, I would guess). Hanford Camp was closed February 15, 1945, about one week before 100-F went critical To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: The "Infamous Comma" http://alumnisandstorm.com/Mascot/BvB/1945-09-13VillagerCritPara.jpg Late last year, Ray STEIN ('64) and I had a several month discussion, off the Sandstorm, concerning the various issues in the debate but we didn't get to the "comma" before I was forced to drop off due to Centennial time pressures. If we had, I would have expressed dismay over anybody, especially someone with Teaching Credentials, trying to justify the presence of the "comma" as proper English. First, the "comma" was not properly included within the "quote" mark which led Keith MAUPIN ('47-RIP) to question whether it was, indeed, even a comma rather than a blemish on the microfilm. I took an entirely different approach by "Diagramming" the sentence both with and without a comma. Remember when we used to do that stuff in Jr. High? Anyhow, the sentence diagrams quite easily WITHOUT the comma but leaves you with a "floating" disconnected bracket if the comma is included. My conclusion is that the "comma" is either a Maupin blemish or simply a typographical error. In either case, it should be ignored. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Parker's book on early Hanford (etc.) was given to me as a birthday present by my Dad, in 1987. I seem to remember that he bought it directly from the author in West Richland (publication date is 1986). The 1979 copyright is held by author Martha Parker, noted on the inside page as "West Richland". Maybe someone should cruise through the West Richland phone directory to see if a descendent still might be in the neighborhood and have in the garage some unsold copies. Or, and I am not volunteering for this, someone with access to a copy might consider xeroxing it. At 407 pages and $0.10 per double page sheet, this pencils out at $20.03 per copy, a bit less than the Amazon price of $173 for their lone copy. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: Cherries Just bought Yakima cherries (I think Bings) in the East Wenatchee Safeway for $1.99/lb this am. I had heard from a friend's husband who does crop insurance damage that he's never done so many insurance claims for cherry orchardists in the Yakima area because of hail this spring. I'm not even sure if they've started picking here in Wenatchee because it's been extremely cold and rainy and heard they are like two weeks behind in development. I can hear the pest control noises though to keep birds away so they must be close. Haven't gone to the local Farmer's Market. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Much has been made about the Birthday Boy's Gold Medal status for having six middle names. Recent research had revealed him to be no longer medal worthy with Catalina Madalina Hoopin Stina Walla Dina Hogan Bogan Logan finally receiving her due, ripping the gold medal from around his neck and mounting the top step of the podium to huge fanfare. Rob in his fury, has countered by claiming that he's got proof positive that conspirators had previously denied him two additional middle names, Torger and Johnson giving him eight middle names and making him worthy of inclusion in some decadent European Royal Family. There is still some considerable research remaining as to whether his further claiming Big Boy Floyd is three as he so vehemently claims or two additional middle names. Those closest to him are also saying that they expect him to pull George and Teddy from under his mattress if further challenged. On an entirely separate matter he also has been heard to claim that his very close and personal friends John and Paul wrote their song "Birthday" for him personally and put it on their White Album. That is why, he claims, he has found it difficult to extend birthday greetings to me more than once or twice in 64 years. But I'm not bitter, I'm bigger than that and I'm not going to make our rift public. It's not like his promise for us to dine at Canlis, "real soon, my treat" has come to fruition. Happy Birthday to Robert William Alexander Lafayette David Buzz Colinas Torger Johnson HILLS -Jimbeaux P.s. In incredibly wet Kirkland where my neighbor Mike BRADLEY ('56) is leaving the country and Mike BRADY ('61) is entering a 12 step program for his cherry addiction. In Brady's program, endorsed by Pat O'Day, every time you have a craving for cherries you knock back a shot of 30 year old single malt. Hope it works. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Re: R2K+10 There is still time to register for R2K+10. It's too late to order the t-shirts, but you can still come and eat, and enjoy all the other activities.. http://r2k99352.tripod.com/index10.html Prices are on the Registration Form... http://r2k99352.tripod.com/R2K10RegistrationForm.pdf Print it out and send it in ASAP!! WHEN: June, 25, 26, 27, 2010 Friday (June 25) 2:00 PM Registration Pick up in the Gym Lobby 5:00 PM Chili Feed in the Cafeteria 7:30 PM Opening of the Military Tribute in the Gym Lobby 8:00 to 10:00 PM "Sock Hop" dance in the Bomber Gym Saturday (June 26) 6:00 AM Pancake Breakfast at Jefferson Park 9:00 AM Registration Pick up in the Gym Lobby 11:00 AM All Bombers Picture in the Bomber Gym 2:00 to 4pm All Bomber Alumni Basketball Game in the Bomber Gym 5:00 PM Dinner catered by Tony Roma's in the Cafeteria Sunday (June 27) 11:00 AM Picnic at Howard Amon Park - No Charge - Bring your own Food and drink. This is also the week-end for the "Cool Desert Nights", a three- day classic car and street rod event held at Uptown Richland.. Now in its 17th year, Cool Desert Nights features car cruises, street dances, etc. Check out the link to see who else has signed up: http://r2k99352.tripod.com/R2K10Attendees.html Don't procrastinate.. get your Registration in Now.. -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Re: Bangkok The thing in Bangkok that I would recommend seeing is something I did not see 41 years ago. It is the Golden Buddha. I had read about in the National Geographic and asked my Taxi driver to take me there. He talked me out of it saying it was not that good and recommended some other place that was up on a hill. I have regretted it ever since, I should have insisted he take me to the Golden Buddha. It was a gold painted plaster Buddha that was not thought much of when the temple it was in had to be torn down. A new temple was built and while it was being moved by a crane, the plaster cracked revealing that the Buddha was in fact made of solid gold. It is believed to have been made in the 13th century and plastered over to hide what it truly was from the Burmese who were invading, then the true nature of the statue was forgotten for 200 years until the plaster was accidentally cracked in the 1950'. Now I have seen a million dollars in silver dollars at the Seattle Worlds fair in 1962, but that has to be insignificant compared to a 10 foot tall 5 ton statue made of gold. I'll bet that even with today's technology it would be a difficult job to cast a statue like that, but how hard would it be for the people who actually built it? -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ BTW, if my calculations are correct, at today's prices, that is $183,312,500.00 just in the gold value. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Correction to my 6-20-10 entry To: All Bombers Need to correct my June 20 entry (felt wrong when I was typing, but I ignored it). P R F stands for Plutonium Reclamation Facility not Recovery. Went through some other records concerning Village construction. (this info probably appears elsewhere in Sandstorm archives) Village layout work began sometime March of '43. Twaits-Morrison- Knudsen built 290 Duplex units (A & B houses?) These were 99% complete December, '43. Smith-Hoffman-Wright built the remainder of conventional housing, these were 30% complete by December, '43. This contractor was also responsible for the foundation and utilities of Prefabs designed by the Prefabrication Engineering Company of Portland Oregon. The Pre Fabs were built in Toledo Oregon. And of course the Richland Village was the 1100 area. Village Project cost" 34 million dollars. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), David MANSFIELD ('59) Mary Ann VOSSE ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) Jim COYNE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul DUNIGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stu OSBORN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) To: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) As usual, you have an excellent history of our school. You mention the 1940 basketball green and gold uniforms. If you go to the 1944 annual, you will find that the same uniforms, passed down. were worn in 1944. Don Sorenson (NAB) raises a couple of interesting points. There are copies of "Tales of Richland", etc. for sale in at the East Benton county museum, wherever that is. Also he calls the author Martha Berry, probably her maiden name. I wonder, is she the daughter of Sybil Sawyer Berry, a former Richland resident in the OLD days? Finally, we should honor those pioneers. they were wonderful people, and were shafted. Most are gone now, these 67 years later. Maybe, if we tire of this ridiculous mascot debate, we could change the name to something remembering the pioneers. Like the Rangers, or the Range. Now I've started something. -Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David MANSFIELD ('59) To: Burton PIERARD ('59) and Don Sorenson (NAB) Thank you both for the information on the early Hanford construction start and the closing of Hanford. -David MANSFIELD ('59) ~ Off to Missoula, MT for a bit of fishing with Bill BYRD ('59), Master Fly Fisher Person **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) Re: "Tales of Richland" I did a search on Google and found www.bookfinder.com which led me to www.abebooks.com , a Canadian company based in Vancouver, B.C. and recently acquired by Amazon. Abebooks.com has new books, but specializes in used and out of print books and I was able to find a copy of Tales of Richland for $20.84, including shipping. As I remember, bookfinder.com indicated that abebooks had at least two copies. -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) ~ Lacey, WA where today, the first day of summer, is cloudy and cool again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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: Jim COYNE ('64) Re: Cherries I see the entry about cherries for $1.99. Well I'm in Alaska again this summer and looked at cherries at one of the stores at $11.99. Decided I didn't need any. To think my bing cherry tree in my yard is being taken care of by the birds. -Jim COYNE ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [My Gretna, LA grocery store has cherries from South America. Am I spoiled for Washington cherries? YOU BET! I look at apples.. they claim "fresh" and I know damn well the EARLIEST apples are picked is September. Cherries are the first fruit ripe. I always say "apples are best in October when they're ripe". They can't fool me. I know my Washington apples. Y'all wouldn't BELIEVE the peaches and nectarines. I mean who wants to eat ROCKS that have no taste? I guess I am spoiled. At least I get GREAT local navel oranges (in season). -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers, Don Sorenson, and Theresa Hammer, sent stuff: Mayor John W. Randall (NAB), "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Linda STAFFORD ('59), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB), Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane MURPHY ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mayor John W. Randall (NAB) To: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) We're mighty grateful for your timely mention of honoring the pioneers of Old Richland. Even more grievous than the treatment of the Town Folks, was the systematic destruction of the whole Town, thereby attempting, apparently, to sever all ties to the past. My theory is "they" figured that people would be easier to move if very little remained for them to miss. The "Government" disbanded the local government by eviction, no formal disincorp- oration or anything. They apparently wanted to keep and use the two most historic buildings in town (Howard's Bank and John Dam's Grocery) but they knocked the 2nd story off of them so they were barely recognizable. They started bulldozing down the heart and soul of the Town, Amon Park, the land of which had been donated to the Town by the Amon Family in Howard Amon's name. There was a provision in the Deed transfer that the land be used exclusively for a City Park or ownership returned to Howard or his heirs. After they downed the Old Amon Park Arch, they started for the trees when Alfred Amon, Howard's brother (Howard had died in 1940), learned of the destruction and became the first "Tree Hugger." He positioned himself between one of the trees along Lee Blvd. and the bulldozer, refusing to move. Col. Matthias was called out and when he heard Alfred's tale of the ownership issue, he agreed to develop the area as a park, but refused to keep the Amon Park name - it was unofficially called John Dam Park (John Dam had already gone over to the enemy by agreeing to run his "evicted" store as a contractor for DuPont). Well, enough of all that. My main reason for writing is to let everyone know that some of the Town Folks have joined together in a Citizen's Committee to educate the people about the Town that was here before the Manhattan Project. The occasion is a Centennial Celebration of the original Incorporation of the Town of Richland in 1910 (filed in Olympia on April 28, 1910). The Richland Centennial Committee has been making presentations and posting displays since January and held a Cultural Day Event on May 8th. Since the big Annual Social Event in 1910 was the 4th of July Picnic, the Committee is putting on a Free Picnic and Band Concert this 4th of July to wrap up the doings. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Pie/100623-4thFlyer.jpg In addition, the Committee has sponsored the construction of a full-sized, historically correct, replica of the Original Amon Park Arch in almost the original location as a gateway to the park. The Arch Dedication will complete the day and the Arch will serve as the most prominent tie to the past, lest people forget. (I also might add that due to the large pad and heavy re-barring, anybody who wants to tear this arch down better come with a Wrecking Ball - a bull dozer won't touch it.) PARTY LIKE IT'S 1910 Your Humble Servant, -Mayor John W. Randall, aka Burt PIERARD ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) Re: "Rangers, or the Range" Dick, you wrote, "Maybe, if we tire of this ridiculous mascot debate, we could change the name to something remembering the pioneers. Like the Rangers, or the Range. Now I've started something." For what its worth, and one of those little known, but possibly useful bits of info, the Tri-Cities Shooting Association (TCSA), an all-volunteer run organization, operates a variety of shooting ranges, "The Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Facilities" at the eastern end of Rattlesnake Mountain, located just north of Benton City, on highway 225. A surprising number of Richland Bombers are members of TCSA or shoot there on occasion. There is a monthly TCSA Newsletter called, "The Rattlesnake Ranger," which can be accessed via the TCSA Website at: http://www.tcsa.info/news.htm along with information about the ranges, hours of operation, use of them by the public, and membership. -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where I am finally getting dried out after the recent wet season here (which probably "ain't over yet"), and a few days of hiking/canoeing and near virtual immersion and dissolution by the rains in the Washington back country of the Cascade Mountains. I am looking forward to R2K+10 and renewing old acquaintances. And, BTW, if you happen to be there, and I have never met you, and you see me, y'all please come up and say ... "Hey there Pappy!" I'll be easy to find. I'll never be as old, nor as experienced as "Student Emeritus," Dick McCOY, but just look for the old, gray-haired, seasoned-looking guy, stumbling about, while trying to find his way around a campus that has changed ... a bit, since he was just a mere "whipper- snapper!" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda STAFFORD Norwood ('59) Re: Martha Berry's Book I called the East Benton County Historical Museum today. They do not have any copies of the book for sale. The ones that they have are on display only and not for sale. The lady that I talked to suggested looking in used book store. -Linda STAFFORD Norwood ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Burt PIERARD ('59) Re: More on "the infamous comma" In the early '60s our high school writing classes worked out of the small-print Writers Guide and Index to English (Scott, Foresman and Co., Chicago, 1959), published in your graduation year. Some publishers still must have been tolerant of the few misguided writers. Regarding comma punctuation (and the diagramming of sentences), we have this: "Most American publishers put commas and periods inside the close-quotes, whether they belong with the quotation or not...Some writers follow the conventions that apply to the exclamation and question marks, putting the comma or period inside the quotes if it belongs with the quotation, outside if it belongs with the quoting sentence, but this usage is much less common" (p. 665). I follow the former, but share the sidewalk with the latter. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babes Rule! Got two of them with birthdays on June 23, 2010... woooooo hoooo... how I'd love to be with them for their celebrations... one of them started partying with her little buddy MOUTON ('65) a couple of weeks ago and I'm sure they are still going strong... the other one will be able to get together with all her Bomber Buds a couple of days after hers at the R2K+10! Speaking of which, I see about half my class has failed to sign up... I sent DAVIS ('65) the sign up sheet about three months ago... when I saw he wasn't on the list I called to see why... "Oh Shi_" was the immediate response... no further explanation was required... well ha ha ha he's gonna miss the chili feed and the Tony Roma's feast... I'm gonna totally chow down and spill chili on my shirt just to rub it in... I've never eaten at Tony Roma's so that will be new to me... I remember in '67 or '68 when my Mom wrote me about the TR's two blocks from her house when Lefty Rosenthall's car blew up... she said it shook her whole house... musta been one loud bang... maybe that's why I've never eaten there... who knows... all I know is that Davis and I will be getting on a big silver bird around 4:45 on Thursday and heading to town... I just can't wait... I'll hit the DQ a bit after 7 PM after I get the car and our bags... hope to see the one b-day girl there... the '65er has already said she is too busy with her b-day celebration to make it... ah well... more for you 'n me... supposed to meet JACKSON ('65) when he gets to town and get my Chief Jo carving on Friday... I can't wait... that thing is huge and beautiful... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Peg SHEERAN ('63) and Diane MURPHY ('65) on Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford Construction Camp To Dick McCOY ('45Beaver/'46Bomber/'02Bomber) I just forgot to put the Berry in. I don't know where she hails from originally and I noticed someone wondered if she was any relation to Lanie Berry (probably misspelled Lanie). I don't think so. Lanie's from Alabama and is quite the tennis player (that fact has nothing to do with being related just thought I'd throw it in). He was a Chemist by trade, Manhattan Project veteran, married a laboratorian, worked in 231 W, 234-5 lab and operations. I think he transferred from Chicago in late 1944. The East Benton County Museum is in Kennewick near the old library. To the rest of the Bombers, I am not the author of the letter in this weeks T C H paper. -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) Please put in the next Sandstorm EEOICPA Law Changes for Hanford workers! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford, PNNL or any other DOE facility in the United States, please contact the Hanford Resource Center for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker As of June 21st over $620,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 or hanford.center@rrohio.com Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Sara "Ann" BISHOP ('56), Helen CROSS ('62) Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara "Ann" BISHOP Ousley ('56) Does anyone know... is David RIVERS ('65) an Irishman by choice or did he just 'kiss the Blarney Stone'??????????? -Sara "Ann" BISHOP Ousley ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Mayor John W. Randall's article Wish I were going to be in town to attend this memorial occasion... I guess I'll have to look up to Berry book, it sounds too interesting to pass up.... Happy 4th to all in just a few weeks, I will have to be content with our small town of 700 parade and 4th... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where it has been hot and humid for days and not too cool in the nights, despite the fact that coming home from my husband's ordination just a week ago last night we went through gales of rain and tornado sightings and 70 miles an hour winds, the Ohio River by us is not flooded, in fact it is low. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Thursday Birthdays I am trying to compile a list of Class of '71 Birthdays for our class website at 71Bombers.com If you are willing to share yours or any of your classmates you may be aware of, please forward them to me. I am also looking for classmates' websites and current e-mails. We will definitely need these for our reunion next year. Today we celebrate the birthdays of 2 classy 70-ONE-ers: Craig KING ('71) and Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71). Craig may have been one of the best nasketballers NOT to play for the Bombers (Lonnie WILLIS ('72) also comes to mind) but was a mainstay of the Tinkle Street All Stars headquartered primarily at the Norman and BJ Davis estate. I do not think Craig is on-line but any if you who know him, buy him a cold one and toast the day. Roxy was also a sweetie in my book. I think she is still in the Tri Cities and enjoying her family. The best to both of you. Any class pictures from Grade or Junior High School would also be appreciated for the website. Thanks -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Mayor John W. Randall (NAB), David DOUGLAS ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil BELCHER ('51) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harold GIBSON & Baret Ann McINTYRE ('53) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) & Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: old days To: Mayor Randall Nab aka Burt PIERARD ('59) Hey mayor, glad to meet ya. Are you the Randall from Randall and Doyle? If so I used to work for you. I disagree with destruction of all but Nelson and Dam and the Amon Building. the Frontier Tavern is an old building... so are some others along GWWay. And many other tract houses which still sand. Of course you remember GWWay as Columbia Ave. You know the Hanford Engineers staked out 4 areas of Richland A thru D. C pee, (close in) get out in 90 days. B area, beyond Thayer, later on. C area way out Twin Bridges, Grosscup, you are maybe OK. And D area, the downtown to the river, leave as is. That was Nelson and Dam, the other old buildings, and the park I did not know they wished to cut down the trees in the Park. I spent many a good time in the pool there in the summers of '43 and '44. I can believe Colonel Mathias stopped it for he was a good guy. To: Pappy SWAN ('59) When I mentioned the new Richland Range HS, I didn't mean a firing range for Pete's sake! I meant the range from Columbia Point to Priest Rapids (RIP) where the antelope (RIP) and buffalo (RIP) played when I got here. Go Rangers!! -Dick McCOY from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just wanted to take this moment to wish Hal and Baret Ann a Happy Anniversary. And "they" said it wouldn't last. But, what the hay, you're doing better than Al and Tipper. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ summer may have returned to Mount Angel, OR where the countdown continues toward Octoberfest. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mayor John W. Randall (NAB), aka Burt PIERARD ('59) Howdy folks. This is John Randall again. In my earlier letter, I forgot to mention that the Richland Centennial Committee has produced a 16 page Souvenir Program that is chock full of historical information from 1805 to 1943. Stacia Gunderson (CREHST Historian) wrote this exceptional piece which, contrary to Martha Berry Parker's obsession with White Bluffs (where her kin came from), Stacia's work is a condensed, straight forward history of Richland and the early settlers. Her work is receiving rave reviews from local historians and has a growing list of requests from Richland Schools Librarians for copies. Copies of the Program are available at the CREHST Museum and for those of you in town this weekend, you can pick up a copy at the R2K+10 Registration Desk. Total cost is $1.00. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Pie/100625-FCov.jpg My friend, Burt PIERARD ('58), has just told me that he is setting up a mail-order process for you out-of-towners to obtain a copy. Simply send a check for $2.00 ($1.00 for the book & $1.00 for postage and handling) and your Snail Mail address to Burt at 1207 Torbett St., Richland, WA 99354. Your Humble Servant, -Mayor John W. Randall **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: News from Hawaii Hi there. I got out of touch when I retired from the State of Arizona in February. In March we moved back to our home in Kaneohe, Hawaii. We're here for two years to fix up the house to sell, then we'll return to the Phoenix, AZ area to buy a house near our daughter and her family. We bought a new Toyota van a year ago, and it was fun to drive in Arizona. But it is definitely no fun to drive in Hawaii. The traffic is terrible and slow, the streets are narrow, you hit every other light red... In the Phoenix area you can drive 45 mph through the middle of town on nice wide streets, and most people know how to drive. I spent the first two months rebuilding a storage shed so my son, who lived in the apartment while we were on the mainland, would have someplace to put all his things. He had to move into one of the bedrooms we rent out in the house. I had to replace the shed roof, which had rusted through, and the floor which had disintegrated from the rain coming in. I finished repainting the outside last week, and at least from a distance it looks pretty nice. Our daughter's family is visiting for a month - spending most of the time at the beach. Arizona has sand but no ocean... If you remember me from Col-Hi and are in Hawaii, please give me a call. -David DOUGLAS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Mayor John W. Randall (NAB) I found it very interesting to read about early Richland and what the "Government" did. I knew about the people having to leave their farms and orchards, but didn't realize about the Howard Amon Park Arch. I am anxious to see it! How very cool that will be to have it back up! I wish that I could be there to celebrate the Richland Centennial Celebration. You do know that it makes me want to move back sooner than we are able. Re: Tales of Richland I'm going to look into getting a copy of that book. I believe that "abebooks.com" will be flooded with requests! But, we Bombers are like that.... we want to know the learn all we can about Bomberville! -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Summer? Did someone say it was summer? The rains have stopped, but the fog is now in. Um.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: On my way It's here, it's here... I'm at work in cut offs, a t-shirt and my Bomber converse ready to go... got a meeting in a few minutes then off to the airport to meet Terry... yesterday MURPHY ('65) made me promise to give SIMPSON ('65) a hug... so here's yer hug Steve "O" glad she didn't ask me to kiss him! After making such a big deal outa getting to eat and Terry DAVIS ('65) having to sit on the steps like I had to while all the other kids took the SAT, I checked on the '65ers signed up for Brian ('65) and Terry's name had miraculously been added to the list... I guess God does look out for drunks and fools... meeting KEENEY ('65) over at Brother Gus' ('57) to get my Chief Jo on Friday afternoon... I am getting so excited I just can't stand it... Got my Bomber Alumni ring on and everything. Oh this is too much... I need to take a Tums or something... See ya at the Spudnut Shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Thanks to Vic Marshall for those B-Day notes on Class of '71 folks. Ya know, it just amazes me how OLD the class of '71 people are!!!!! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and Andy Perdue sent stuff: Mayor John W. Randall (NAB) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Paul WEBSTER ('56) Tony TELLIER ('57), "Pappy" SWAN ('59) John ADKINS ('62), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Vicki HELGERSON ('67) Andy Perdue (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty HISER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy BROOKS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mayor John W. Randall (NAB) Howdy Folks. John Randall again. I am writin' this a bit early since I don't know how long the big doins at the High School tonight will last and I don't want to miss the midnight mail. I'm not even sure where to go since folks tell me the High School isn't down next to the Grade School anymore. Dang, there are a lot of folks in town showin' off their brand new automobiles. I don't quite understand all that. Anyhow, Dick McCOY ('46 - check his Diploma) & John ADKINS ('62) have challenged my theory and they might be right (remember it is only a theory). ADKINS' theory is that Matthias had a job to do quickly and they didn't care who or what was in their way. This certainly explains the Park Assault (there was a rumor that the Government was planning to clear the Park Area for Quonset Hut shops and material staging areas) but that doesn't explain the removal of the 2nd stories on 2 of the 3, 2-story (and most historic) buildings (makes sense to leave the 2nd story of the Cold Storage Bldg. since that was where the Compressor Equipment was and they continued to use it for Cold Storage). The few other old buildings kept were single story and I can only think of 4 which were indeed used by the government for various uses, including the practically new Murray Hardware Bldg. The Dyer Bldg. goes in here too, but it was newer and again, single story. I remind you it was only a theory. By the way Dick, I was back up in Spokane by 1920 so obviously not kin with your Randall. Your Humble Servant, -Mayor John W. Randall, aka Burt PIERARD ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Loss Of A Classmate's Mom Want to extend my condolences to my friend Elaine ARMSTRONG Anderson ('54) and her brothers, Russell and LeRoy in the passing of their mother on June 2, 2010 at the age of 103. Obituary was in Herald on June 24th. She was a sweet lady and always remembered her kids' friends' names and welcomed them in her house. A memorial will be July 8th at 11 am in the Sunset Event Center at Einan's Funeral Home, Sunset Memorial Gardens. Re: Tornado in Billings, MT Has anyone been in or close to a tornado? I experienced this on Sunday, June 21st, as my husband and I had driven to Montana to stay with my Aunt and Uncle to attend our Fever football teams game with their team the Outlaws on Saturday night, June 20th. We saw rain coming and then some big hail falling so we went out on their front step to watch! Little by little the hail got bigger and faster and then we noticed the clouds were going in different directions and turning real black coming from the West. Within a few minutes we saw a white funnel cloud merging with another funnel and making a big one! We ran in and grabbed our cell phones, camera and started taking video and pictures. For 15 minutes we couldn't help ourselves... we stood there watching the rain, wind and debris flying all around us, and even when the lightening was close and the thunder followed, we didn't want to go back in the house. We saw insulation flying from the buildings it was destroying and large pieces of building flying. First it had hit the Metra arena where we had been the night before and then it came our way. It demolished the casino, laundromat, motorcycle shop and numerous other buildings just a block away! Three houses away from my uncle's the tornado tore down 50 foot Trees in the neighbor's back yards and front yard and didn't touch the houses! It was amazing!! We had just been out touring Billings to see my uncle's farm he rents out and visited the Hooterites and they gave us a tour of their milking building and even stopped at a supply store where I found out the owner and his wife had lived in Kennewick for 6 years previously. Small world!! We were thankful we hadn't been out in the truck longer and that the tornado had not come 22 hours earlier while we were at the arena football game. You wouldn't think that at 4:30 in the afternoon we would be excited about watching large hail falling and then see a funnel cloud forming. I know how the "storm chasers" feel now. Mesmerized!! The next morning we walked to the corner, but were turned away by the National Guard and police who had been keeping people safe from downed wires and twisted metal all over the ground. One nice thing I got to bring home was an Outlaw football given to me by Walker, one of the Outlaw football players. Uncle's season tickets are seats right behind their players. And of course, they gave us 2 of their 8 tickets and we sat in "Outlaw territory" wearing our "Fever" shirts!! Very brave of us! I was born in Montana, so I knew they would be nice people!! I have posted pictures on Facebook (give me a friend request) and brought their Billings Gazette newspaper home with lots of pictures, besides the video and pictures we took. What an experience!! Now I need to find something more entertaining than that when my Uncle comes to visit us to watch their team next year play here with our Fever!! Not sure I want to!! We won't be going this weekend as our Fever football team plays the Outlaws in the first playoff game in Billings, but I am confident they will all be safe!! Would be interested to hear from whoever has experienced a tornado!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is finally in the 80s and 90s during Cool Desert Nights this weekend. Hogs and Dogs was a huge success last night! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul WEBSTER ('56) Re: Jim BADGER ('56-RIP) Jimmy, my boy! Happy Birthday (June27). While in death you join the majority your legacy is forever safe in the memories of those who knew you. So again this year I celebrate your birthday remembering the good times. The hinges of our friendship while growing up in Richland never rust. RIP my friend. -Paul WEBSTER ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony TELLIER ('57) Re: Historic Nuclear B Reactor, Hanford Nuclear Reservation http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/19012 Re: Northwest Jitters Tour - Day 1. Roadside America http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tour/nw1.html#hanford -Tony TELLIER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Dick McCOY ('45), and a bunch of other years... Re: Ranges, Ranging, and Rangers Dick, I know you didn't mean gun ranges, when you wrote of "Range and Rangers," but they became operative words for me. "LOL* So, when the two or three functioning "memory cells" that I still have running about in my aging head are stimulated, I gotta go with it, while I'm thinking of it, and still remember it. Thus, I couldn't let the opportunity go by to get in yet another plug for the shooting range and the "Rattlesnake Ranger," the shooting range newsletter. As Martha Stewart always says, "Its a good thing!" When we were kids growing up, we pretty much just went out in the desert, and shot guns. Nowadays, the range provides a place for safe shooting, and not getting arrested. By the way, have I ever mentioned that I have a little 1990 Ford Ranger, whose nickname is "Ranger Ricky?" Okay, I'm through playing now! On a more serious note (for a bit), to all my classmates of the Class of '59, and those who knew the Azure family: I am sorry to report learning today that my old friend, Duane AZURE ('59WB), passed away early in the morning of June 25. He had been coping with lung cancer for a few years, and had been in "Home hospice" in recent months. We were "across the street" neighbors through grade school, junior high, and early high school, until Duane's family moved to Pasco. Too many, too fast, are leaving us! -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where I am now back home, "home on the range," resting up after the first day of R2K+10, but I will be back there renewing more old acquaintances and making some new ones, again tomorrow, "er" today ... when you read this ... well, you know what I mean, Vern? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Dick McCOY ('45) and the old days Don't let "old" OK by Dick fool ya - he got here so early the Unicorn were still a pest. I, on the other hand, being much younger, only had to worry about the sand storms. It was fun though wasn't it, Dick? -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - (still) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavinger ('65) To: Classmates of '65 Please get your registrations in for our 45th reunion on August 13-14. And remember that the Courtyard by Marriott in Richland (site of our reunion this time) is saving a few rooms at a very special rate - but we'll be giving them back soon, so get moving! If you have not received a printed invitation in the mail, it is because we do not have your address. So if you have moved in the past 5 years (and many of us have), please contact me. There are about 60 people that we have not been able to find. It is sobering to note that over 20 of our classmates have passed away since our last reunion. So don't wait for the NEXT one; we want to see you NOW! It is so much fun to get together. We miss each an every one of you. Believe it! Even though we now look like our parents, it seems like no time has passed at all when we start talking. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavinger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki HELGERSON Bainard ('67) Hi, Is there a place where we can buy copies of the old annuals? Thanks! -Vicki HELGERSON Bainard ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Andy Perdue (NAB) Greetings, Bombers. We have posted a new gallery of Department of Energy photos from the '50s and '60s. This gallery focuses on pageants held in Richland. tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/25/1069712/gallery-pageant-from-richlands.html As always, Id love to hear your stories behind any of these photos. Sincerely, -Andy Perdue, Tri-City Herald ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Mary ROSE ('60), Kathie MOORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruthann HUTCHINS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brain THOMPSON ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: New Mascot name Guess you must be having another identity crisis. Understandable having gone through the Bronk[sic]-Beaver-Bomber process. But changing the name to "Rangers"; I don't think so. Although if you were to substitute "Ramblers", that could honor those who rambled to Richland during the war, and the fact that later on, some had Nash Ramblers. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Former Centralia Tiger and briefly Kennewick Lion now residing in beautiful Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers predict an 80 day Sunday (but, hey, it's a wet heat). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [They were Broncs. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Richland, White Bluffs book Last weekend I went to yst http://www.abebooks.com/ website and found 3 copies of the book. There were 2 paperback and one hardback. After reading the descriptions I selected the hardback. "slightly time-worn, and faded a bit, but in very good condition, binding is firm and no torn pages". It was $16.95 with $3.99 Shipping. Re: Manhattan Hanford early times Here is what I can remember about early and some times later in Richland: Some of this is what I got from dad's friends, some relatives, and my mother in later years. When my father got out of college he went to work for DuPont. He was an accounting major and was assigned to "Personnel Accounting". This was I believe, about 1932/'33. They bounced him around several plants, some of them twice. Each time he bounced, he got a little more salary and responsibility. Not an uncommon practice in those years. Places I heard mentioned were Paris, IL, 2 plants in New Jersey, Niagara Falls, (the 2nd time he was there he married my mother at St. Marys of the Cataracts church), 2 plants in Indiana (1 was chemicals and the other was naval gun powder I believe), and Sylacuga, AL. Along the way a couple of his best friends were DuPont employees Robbley Johnson and his wife, and Amos and Volna Bradley, and others I cannot now recall. He was in AL when the war broke out. In February/March, 1943, he was sworn to secrecy and given a special task. He was assigned to search company personnel records to find chemists, engineers, refractory technicians, construction managers and people with high pressure piping experience. all of these people were to meet certain specifications sent to him in secret mail pouches. In March and April he began cutting transfer orders sending them to "Kennewick, WA". He passed the orders on to some higher level person who sent them out under WAR PRIORITY. They had no choice but to go. After drawing up about 1000 of the orders he found he had to draw his own. Near as mom could remember he got to Richland the last week in May, 1943. He had a room with another single man in some barracks. His badge number was 1105. I had that badge in a box of stuff. It should still be around, but I haven't found it. In November he got a room in a 3 bedroom house. It was the 2nd or 3rd house up from what was Malley's Drugs on Williams, on the, right going west. [The drug store at Symons and Goethals was first Drug Center. Then Castleberry's, 1952-1953 it was Village Pharmacy, 1954 it was Ray's Village Pharmacy, 1955 it was Ray's Pharmacy, Then it was Malley's Pharmacy. http://allgallery.tripod.com/0000s/Symons.html -Maren] Mom and I got there December 23, 1943. There were 2 other married couples in the house. I was very young and have only one faint memory I believe is of that house. Sitting on the kitchen floor with tall men around me and I was eating a piece of cheese they had given me. In the spring of '44 we moved into 206 Casey. It was not finished. They were still painting and hanging doors. Across the alley to the North was another "B" house with Ralaigh Myers and his wife and 2 boys and a girl. The oldest boy was George, a marine in the Pacific war. When he came home he met and married my mother's sister, Mary. A sailor came to Richland (Claude Moberg) after the war looking for work and married another of mom's sisters, Marian. That started a migration. Mom's sister Helen married Allen Stine and they moved to and lived in Richland for many years, but moved with GE when GE was opening the San Jose operation. Mom's sister Catherine came out and worked at early Hanford in payroll. She married a former B-29 navigator who went to MIT and got a Phd in EE. Catherine told me a story of working during the war, and not knowing what it was all about. She was assigned to the payroll distribution bus. They traveled around to various sites and dropped off locked boxes of payroll. She told me one of the stops they had was a trap door in a concrete slab out in the sage and sand. They would honk the horn and the door would pop open and some man would take the box and close the trap door with a bang. Bit of digression here... Other then that he was involved in personnel safety and some accounting functions I could never get dad to tell me what he actually did, even later when I was working at Hanford and had a clearance. When I was going through all of the gyrations to prove his sufficient exposure and death from cancer by gathering work records. Surprise! My father worked at a DuPont run Heavy Water Plant somewhere and received some radiation exposure there. I did not see in the records where the plant was or the year. But the exposure was listed and estimated in the very early '40s. I did complete the asearch and get all the forms filed for the compensation and my brothers and I split the full amount. It is a pain to go through all that, but it was worth it. Back to early times... While we were at 206 Casey I watched the prefabs come in on trucks. They stood the walls up, lifted the roof over them and bolted it together. Others in the neighborhood were Dean Meyers, my age, Harry Meloney and Kenny Pickles both well older then me. Billy Mathis and his sister Sandra lived in an "F" a few doors to the north. And of course there were the Irwin boys at the other end of the block. They were a lot of fun. Potts Rainbow Gas Station was at the end of the block. We all pretty much ran the neighborhood without fear. As long as we were home by dark. And yes we all ran behind the DDT fogger jeep. In... I think... 1945/'46 we moved into another unfinished house, the "Q" at 1613 Judson. I am trying to remember what time of the year it was. I think fall as I had gone to kinder garden at Lewis and Clark for 3-5 weeks or so and then we moved and the new school Jefferson did not have a kinder garden. I really liked that "Q" house. The bus lot was still up behind us to the west. You could have stood on the front porch and shot a rifle to the north. There was nothing there. There were no streets or sidewalks when we moved in. I watched it all happen from as close as the men would let me. True story here... they were WPA workers, and I was in Art Dawald's history class when I learned WPA did not stand for "we piddle around". Phil Barr and Jim Smith were the two closest kids I can remember. I started first grade with Ms. Pitts at Jefferson. We did not like each other. I was having terrible vision problems as no one realized I was blind in one eye. She had me in the back of the room in alphabet order and I simply could not see the boards. Fortunately mom hated the "Q" house and we moved to the "B" at 310 Benham. At that time whatever dad was doing, he had an office in the 703 bldg. I went to Lewis and Clark and kindly Ms. Manor was my first grade teacher. She figured out I was blind in one eye. My blind eye was pulling the other one so I could see but not well and could not read. Eye exercises and corrective training lenses brought my good eye to 20:15. Suddenly it was a different world. I became a voracious reader, reading at 4/5th grade levels. I still to this day read at least a book a week. Bits and pieces... When they were building the dike when the water was rising, Dad was down there a lot, meeting with construction people and Army engineers. I went with him but had to stay in the car, too much equipment running back and forth. I never did find out what he was doing there. Nobody in the family knew and most have passed on now. Many folks in Richland were not aware of a place called "52L". Tunneled into Rattlesnake Mtn. was bunker to provide a place for certain critical persons to get to when enemy attack was coming. Dad had a Civil Defense ID. I found it in his dresser putting some socks in the drawer. I showed it to him and asked him what it was for. His answer was to take it away from me and tell me to forget I ever saw it. I was never to talk about it. I have no idea if he was critical staff or not. I heard a while back that "52L" has been closed and abandoned for many years. I have seen the entry door area but was never inside. I know that there were other parents that were the same way about what they did at work. It is just another "Richland thing". While we camped, hunted, and fished together we were never really close like some friends and their dads that I knew. Then in 1948 I saw a fireworks display and my life was forever changed. One of the assistants on the fireworks was Paul Beardsley and he knew my dad. Fairly well apparently, as he had no problem with my early curiosity and quick participation. I did find out from Paul years later that he and dad talked about it and Paul told him I was hooked on it and he (dad) should let me pursue it. In later years I did talk to Paul about dad and asked him what he did at work. Paul said he didn't know except that he (dad) for several years during the cold war was a Civil Defense Coordinator. As usual I have rambled along here and I see how much I wrote... so I will quit before It gets any worse. I did run spell check... Growing up in Richland WAS different. But it was a safe place and pretty good times, all things considered. For those of you in the Tri-Cities, this year my company Entertainment Fireworks is doing the Pasco display on the 4th. Rich Vaughan our Spokane and Eastern manager will be there to see it done right. If any of you should see the display I would appreciate your critic'. I cannot be there so I rely on friends and others to find out how we did. You can be blunt if need be. J4 is coming and the hours are long in the fireworks business. Monday I fly North to Alaska for a meeting with the State Fair and Wednesday on to Dutch Harbor to do their 4th of July. Nice folks out there, wow... shooting fireworks and all the King Crab I can eat. Once in a while this job has an extra, making it fun as well as worthwhile. I have managed to loose 8 lbs. Hope I don't totally destroy my weight loss campaign. Sigh, only 40 some to go... "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home on an OK day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) & tornados My first experience with a tornado was in Kansas. We were living on a farm in the Leavenworth/Lansing area. One of our barns was picked up and moved about six feet off its foundation. The walls were bowed and mainframe broken. We headed for the basement and stayed there until the winds calmed down. It was very difficult to close the door at the top of the stairs due to the strong wind coming in thru the garage door to the basement. When the insurance man came out the next day we were told that we were only in the side winds of the actual tornado. The power of just the side winds is hard to believe. We also experienced the large balls of hail while living there. I was all the way across town from our home and my youngest daughter was with me. I had her jump in the back seat as I was sure they would come thru the windshield. Thank goodness they did not. And must not forget the beautiful lightening storms in that area. At one point we lived on a hill that overlooked the town. You could see the lightening flashing across the entire sky. It was truly beautiful but also could be very destructive. My second experience with a tornado was just a couple of years ago. We were visiting in northern Arkansas. I was sitting out on the patio watching a beautiful storm coming in. My husband came out and said "You had better get inside, I just heard on the news there is a tornado coming this way." I understand Marilynn's feelings as I did not want to go in, it was really something to see. It broke some power poles right down the road from us and actually touched down in a town right next to ours and destroyed it. -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT where nothing much happens except this year we had snow around the first of June. And now and then we have distant rumblings of an earthquake. Very minor so far. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) Re: All Bomber Reunion - R2K+10 The All Bomber Reunion was a success for those who came,... a lot of work and hours for those who volunteered their time. They worked very hard to make it a nice time to be with friends. Too bad those who live right here in the Tri-Cities can't see their way to come join the rest of us, they really don't know what they are missing. In 2000 there was enough of us to spell out BOMBERS in the football field... today we had trouble filling in an "R" in the basketball gym. We had a good time. Thank You to Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64). Thank you John ADKINS *'62), he put together a wonderful Military Tribute to all of our Bomber Military. Thank You Roy BALLARD ('63), he came and got the big Bomb out of our shop and set it up in the gym foyer, it looked like it belonged there. Thank You to all of those hard working friends who helped. -Jim ADAIR ('66) -Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) -Steven ADAIR ('08) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tom HUGHES ('56) Rich BAKER ('58), Missy KEENEY ('59) John ADKINS ('62), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie BIGELOW ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just wanted to take the time to tip the old propeller beanie in celebration of the birthday of fellow class member, Jeanette DUNCAN Mefford ('54). And a word of caution: don't let that Mefford fellow get you into too much trouble. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ holding the fort in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HUGHES ('56) Re: Transformer Toy My grandson bought this Transformer toy the other day. A Bomber must have been involved in some way. This is the way it came in the package. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100628-Hug-trans.jpg -Tom HUGHES ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rich BAKER ('58) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Richland, White Bluffs book Larry, The heavy water plant you mentioned may have been the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor (PRTR). It was a heavy water plant located within the 300 area. I could not find the date it went into operation. It is mentioned towards the end of the following Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site however no detail is given. I was working at the 300 area as a summer engineer in 1968 and for some reason which I can not remember, was given a tour of PRTR. Very interesting history you provided. It brought back memories. My Mom and I came from Denver on a train in 1944 that I believe was all Hanford families. Our car was on a flat bed on the same train. We moved into a "B" house at 216 Cullum. I was four at the time. Bomber Cheers!! -Rich BAKER ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: Women's basketball Did anyone who attended the basketball game on Saturday get any video of the girls' game and Emma LARSON Kleinknecht #92 ('36 COLT). Would love to have it to send to the TV stations that didn't have the good sense to record it. Actually, send it to Burt PIERARD ('59). Thanks -Missy KEENEY ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: R2K+10 Veterans' Tribute Panels The R2K+10 week end has closed - I thought some of you who were unable to be there would like to have (at least) a photographic glimpse of the Veterans Tribute panels. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100628-Adk-00.htm There may be some more pictures available from our photographer - Ian McAdee - I will post the information when I have it. -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Thank You for his splendid accounting of early Richland!!! -Dwight CAREY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/10 & 06/30/10 (Combined Issue) Dateline: Richland Well, boys and girls, we suppose that it was going to happen sometime. A month shy of twelve years without missing an issue of the rag, we missed one. Deputy Editor Richard was out carousing and did not get the word that Maren's computer hated her until the morning of the 29th; by then it was too late to recover (the Alumni Sandstorm is a well oiled machine: Richard can get an issue cranking out within maybe ten minutes of getting word that Maren has a problem). Anyway, here is the very first two-day issue. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Judi PEARSON ('54) Judith AHLES ('60wb), Patti JONES ('60) Margo COMTON ('60), Roy BALLARD ('63) Linda BELLISTON ('63), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) Vital Statistics for yesterday (the 29th): BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph MYRICK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HUNT ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred PHILLIPS & Lora HOMME ('60) Vital Statistics for today (the 30th): BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: KC HAMMILL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri RAY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori KILLAND ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ECKERT ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: PRTR Rich BAKER ('58) mentioned the heavy water reactor known as PRTR. I was one of the first two maintenance electricians who was assigned to the reactor in 1958 and followed the construction crews around as they did their acceptance tests procedures. I learned my way around the reactor as well as much of the circuitry involved. The reactor went critical in 1959, I believe. I was on 'D' shift on swing when we went 'hot'. We had a young gung ho crew from the maintenance to the operations to the engineering bunch. It rated as one of the two best jobs I had at Hanford during the 37 years I spent there. We completed what was intended to be 20 years of tests in just over eight years. I left there and moved to the sodium loops in 1967. (QA came into being at that time and it was decided that they would shut down the reactor instead of spending the money to bring the system up to the new codes.) During construction it was not unusual to have wild critters around; one evening a buck stuck its head in the door of the instrument shop and we had a fair assortment of mice that seemed to think they were here first. My father-in-law had gotten my three children a skunk for a pet and one evening I took it to work with me. I was on the graveyard shift and I let it into the control room during shift change. Several of the fellows left rubber marks on the floor as they tried to get out of harms way. I received a strong lecture over that joke and came close to being written up for it. Many of the crews were Bombers which was a way of life back then. A great time in our lives. -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) Re: Kenny GARDNER ('54-RIP) We've lost another wonderful classmate, Kenny Gardner. Ken passed away in Orlando, FL on June 13, 2010. There hasn't been an obituary posted in the local paper. Ken played football and baseball all three years at Columbia High School and went on to play football at Washington State. Perhaps Tom TRACY ('66) or some of the other guys can expand on Ken's athleticism. Ken had been married to Carole STAPLES ('54) and they had two sons. I've had the pleasure of reconnecting with both Ken and Carole the past few years as we Bombers seem to do. Bomber Tears, -Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judith AHLES Johnson ('60WB) Hello, I went to John Ball from 1949-1955 off and on. I would like to obtain a copy of the "Mementos of John Ball" booklet that was referenced on the main web page. Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, -Judith AHLES Johnson ('60WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) 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, July 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 -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland weather is finally outstanding...tanning time P.S. to: Richard Anderson ('60) ~ if you get to the luncheon I will buy your lunch.......Patti **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) Re: Train from Denver To: Rich BAKER ('58) My brother, Jim COMPTON ('58), and I may have been on that same train with you. We came from Denver at same time. -Margo COMTON Lacarde ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 I thought that the all-class reunion that went on this past week was a great success even though the turnout was low. I'd like to thank all the people who worked on the event along with those who came to make it a success. To: John [ADKINS ('62)] The military tribute was outstanding. Re: Emma I believe that Emma [Emma LARSON Kleinknecht #92 ('36 COLT)] was the hit of the show, but I can't forget all the guys and gals who showed up to play the one game that this high school is known for -- what a show they all put on! I forgot to say that the food from both nights was great; a big thanks to Val for all her help and great chili receipe, not to forget all the spudnuts, and to Shane Markel for all the wonderful food from Tony Roma's. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Here are some great pictures and an article from the Tri-City Herald of the Reunion Basketball game. Those of you who didn't come missed a great game, and a fun reunion. Our cute grandaughter is #40 in the pictures. <http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/26/1071194/gallery-bomber-reunion-basketball.html> <http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/27/1071485/richland-alumni-basketball-go.html> -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: R2K+10 My husband, Lance ('60), and I attended as many of the R2K+10 events as we could over the past weekend. Our grandson was playing in a baseball tournament and his other grandparents were in town so we weren't able to do everything. All of the committee did a wonderful job and worked so very hard. It's too bad that there was such a small turnout, but those of us who attended enjoyed the fruits of their labor. The Friday night chili and cinnamon roll dinner was so very much better than what is served nowdays to the school kids. I understand that it was from the Spunut Shop (thanks, Val). Saturday night we had food from Tony Roma's and it was also very tasty. The military tribute display was really something to see. John ADKINS ('62) did an outstanding job putting as many names together as he was able to find and Ron COWGILL ('62) made beautiful frames for displaying the posters. I hope it finds a permanent home somewhere appropriate. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make another Bomber reunion a success. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Carolyn Sue Smith (Ward) Carolyn Sue Ward died in Seattle on June 8th, 2010. Her married name was Smith. There was an announcement in the Tri-City Herald but no obituary. I did contact Einan's & they confirmed that there would be no full obituary. Aside from Sandra Smith ('64) indicating this person was Sue Ward, I did find the following web site that ties the Ward name in with Smith. <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~regen/jcast6.txt> Here is the original obit announcement. <http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/13/1053944/carolyn-sue-smith.html> -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Too tired To really go on about the R2K+10 weekend... got in late last night and started a jury trial this morning... hadda go to a meeting for a couple of hours after that, came home, had peanut butter on a bagel and I'm heading off in my new jammies for beddie bye... so this is NOT my official report... just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the weekend!!!!!!!!!!! You made my year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford History To: Rich BAKER ('58) The only heavy water plant that was part of the Manhattan Project was in Trail B.C. Corps of Engineers folks at Hanford were responsible for its operation. More than likely that's where Larry MATTINGLY's ('60) father went. Hard to imagine exposure at that plant. Heavy water was not used at Hanford for any part of plutonium production. Experiments perhaps. The only facility I know of is PRTR. Heavy water is not radioactive as one might assume. 52 L is the designation for the launch site at the base of Rattlesnake for Nike missiles. I've been in that door and most of what was in there is gone. A few steel bunk beds in one end an old Civil Defense water barrel nearby (no crackers). You could tell many things were changed to accommodate a different mission. Your father must have had some pull to transport your family car via rail. Almost unheard of. Not even Corps of Engineers Colonels could do that. The trap door in the desert sounds cool; I'll have to ask some one who worked in Payroll. The pay wagons are absolutely true however; the pipe fitters had it in their contract for personal delivery of checks to the work sites. Another delivery method was shacks lined up like outhouses for folks to get paid. I'll have to send photos of those. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/10 & 06/30/10 (Combined Issue) Dateline: Richland Well, boys and girls, we suppose that it was going to happen sometime. A month shy of twelve years without missing an issue of the rag, we missed one. Deputy Editor Richard was out carousing and did not get the word that Maren's computer hated her until the morning of the 29th; by then it was too late to recover (the Alumni Sandstorm is a well oiled machine: Richard can get an issue cranking out within maybe ten minutes of getting word that Maren has a problem). Anyway, here is the very first two-day issue. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Judi PEARSON ('54) Judith AHLES ('60wb), Patti JONES ('60) Margo COMTON ('60), Roy BALLARD ('63) Linda BELLISTON ('63), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) Vital Statistics for yesterday (the 29th): BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph MYRICK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HUNT ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred PHILLIPS & Lora HOMME ('60) Vital Statistics for today (the 30th): BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: KC HAMMILL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri RAY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori KILLAND ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ECKERT ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: PRTR Rich BAKER ('58) mentioned the heavy water reactor known as PRTR. I was one of the first two maintenance electricians who was assigned to the reactor in 1958 and followed the construction crews around as they did their acceptance tests procedures. I learned my way around the reactor as well as much of the circuitry involved. The reactor went critical in 1959, I believe. I was on 'D' shift on swing when we went 'hot'. We had a young gung ho crew from the maintenance to the operations to the engineering bunch. It rated as one of the two best jobs I had at Hanford during the 37 years I spent there. We completed what was intended to be 20 years of tests in just over eight years. I left there and moved to the sodium loops in 1967. (QA came into being at that time and it was decided that they would shut down the reactor instead of spending the money to bring the system up to the new codes.) During construction it was not unusual to have wild critters around; one evening a buck stuck its head in the door of the instrument shop and we had a fair assortment of mice that seemed to think they were here first. My father-in-law had gotten my three children a skunk for a pet and one evening I took it to work with me. I was on the graveyard shift and I let it into the control room during shift change. Several of the fellows left rubber marks on the floor as they tried to get out of harms way. I received a strong lecture over that joke and came close to being written up for it. Many of the crews were Bombers which was a way of life back then. A great time in our lives. -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) Re: Kenny GARDNER ('54-RIP) We've lost another wonderful classmate, Kenny Gardner. Ken passed away in Orlando, FL on June 13, 2010. There hasn't been an obituary posted in the local paper. Ken played football and baseball all three years at Columbia High School and went on to play football at Washington State. Perhaps Tom TRACY ('66) or some of the other guys can expand on Ken's athleticism. Ken had been married to Carole STAPLES ('54) and they had two sons. I've had the pleasure of reconnecting with both Ken and Carole the past few years as we Bombers seem to do. Bomber Tears, -Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judith AHLES Johnson ('60WB) Hello, I went to John Ball from 1949-1955 off and on. I would like to obtain a copy of the "Mementos of John Ball" booklet that was referenced on the main web page. Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, -Judith AHLES Johnson ('60WB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) 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, July 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 -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland weather is finally outstanding...tanning time P.S. to: Richard Anderson ('60) ~ if you get to the luncheon I will buy your lunch.......Patti **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) Re: Train from Denver To: Rich BAKER ('58) My brother, Jim COMPTON ('58), and I may have been on that same train with you. We came from Denver at same time. -Margo COMTON Lacarde ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: R2K+10 I thought that the all-class reunion that went on this past week was a great success even though the turnout was low. I'd like to thank all the people who worked on the event along with those who came to make it a success. To: John [ADKINS ('62)] The military tribute was outstanding. Re: Emma I believe that Emma [Emma LARSON Kleinknecht #92 ('36 COLT)] was the hit of the show, but I can't forget all the guys and gals who showed up to play the one game that this high school is known for -- what a show they all put on! I forgot to say that the food from both nights was great; a big thanks to Val for all her help and great chili receipe, not to forget all the spudnuts, and to Shane Markel for all the wonderful food from Tony Roma's. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Here are some great pictures and an article from the Tri-City Herald of the Reunion Basketball game. Those of you who didn't come missed a great game, and a fun reunion. Our cute grandaughter is #40 in the pictures. <http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/26/1071194/gallery-bomber-reunion-basketball.html> <http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/27/1071485/richland-alumni-basketball-go.html> -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: R2K+10 My husband, Lance ('60), and I attended as many of the R2K+10 events as we could over the past weekend. Our grandson was playing in a baseball tournament and his other grandparents were in town so we weren't able to do everything. All of the committee did a wonderful job and worked so very hard. It's too bad that there was such a small turnout, but those of us who attended enjoyed the fruits of their labor. The Friday night chili and cinnamon roll dinner was so very much better than what is served nowdays to the school kids. I understand that it was from the Spunut Shop (thanks, Val). Saturday night we had food from Tony Roma's and it was also very tasty. The military tribute display was really something to see. John ADKINS ('62) did an outstanding job putting as many names together as he was able to find and Ron COWGILL ('62) made beautiful frames for displaying the posters. I hope it finds a permanent home somewhere appropriate. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make another Bomber reunion a success. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Carolyn Sue Smith (Ward) Carolyn Sue Ward died in Seattle on June 8th, 2010. Her married name was Smith. There was an announcement in the Tri-City Herald but no obituary. I did contact Einan's & they confirmed that there would be no full obituary. Aside from Sandra Smith ('64) indicating this person was Sue Ward, I did find the following web site that ties the Ward name in with Smith. <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~regen/jcast6.txt> Here is the original obit announcement. <http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/06/13/1053944/carolyn-sue-smith.html> -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Too tired To really go on about the R2K+10 weekend... got in late last night and started a jury trial this morning... hadda go to a meeting for a couple of hours after that, came home, had peanut butter on a bagel and I'm heading off in my new jammies for beddie bye... so this is NOT my official report... just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the weekend!!!!!!!!!!! You made my year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford History To: Rich BAKER ('58) The only heavy water plant that was part of the Manhattan Project was in Trail B.C. Corps of Engineers folks at Hanford were responsible for its operation. More than likely that's where Larry MATTINGLY's ('60) father went. Hard to imagine exposure at that plant. Heavy water was not used at Hanford for any part of plutonium production. Experiments perhaps. The only facility I know of is PRTR. Heavy water is not radioactive as one might assume. 52 L is the designation for the launch site at the base of Rattlesnake for Nike missiles. I've been in that door and most of what was in there is gone. A few steel bunk beds in one end an old Civil Defense water barrel nearby (no crackers). You could tell many things were changed to accommodate a different mission. Your father must have had some pull to transport your family car via rail. Almost unheard of. Not even Corps of Engineers Colonels could do that. The trap door in the desert sounds cool; I'll have to ask some one who worked in Payroll. The pay wagons are absolutely true however; the pipe fitters had it in their contract for personal delivery of checks to the work sites. Another delivery method was shacks lined up like outhouses for folks to get paid. I'll have to send photos of those. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2010 ~ July, 2010