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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/01/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65), Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) It's kinda ironic that yesterday's [Wednesday, June 30] poem from the Writer's Almanac <> would be named "The Reunion". "The Reunion" by Jack Ridl The last time I saw them we were young. Ginny was a cheerleader. Ben was getting A's in trig. Tonight we glance at name tags. Around the cheese tray we say, "Of course I remember you." "Yes, four years ago. Things are better now." "No, she never graduated, moved. I don't know where." We look good. The food is just fine. The music brings it all back and we dance the latest steps across our brain's prom floor. It's all the same. And nothing is. We're still dumb kids, just gray and tame. If we had to do it again, we'd get it right. Some are sure they got it right the first time. They ask for another Manhattan, dry martini, scotch on the rocks. They glisten in their tans. They watch the rest of us, the ones with comb-overs, two divorces, the ones who look for lower gas prices, a good night's sleep, group tours. The forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I had a very nice weekend in Richland, seeing old friends and being 16 again. One of the highlights was seeing my Birthday Buddy and fellow cancer survivor Steve SIMPSON ('65) looking and feeling so well. Thank you to everyone who attended and especially those who worked so hard to make the event happen. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I know I'll forget something so at the very beginning I gotta say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Richard ANDERSON ('60) and Pappy SWAN ('59) on July 1, 2010... and Pappy... your leg tingling story about Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) was worth the trip to Richland all by itself... good to know Mr. Briggs gave us all a place to find romance while we were in his class, tho I don't think he ever made Darlene ('64) and me leave the room! OK I do know I'll forget a ton so I'll try my best on this little piece... DAVIS ('65) and I rolled into town at around 7:45 in the evening and were at the DQ to find about 10 times the people and cars as last year... wow... MADDY ('67) and WEAR ('68) were there with huge grins... korse I met the ADAIRS ('65- 67;'70;'08) but got a call from a bunch of the Boyz to come to the Town Crier (is that the name?)... Cecilia ('65) joined us all there as the only girl Sorry 7 in the bunch... (surrounded by boyz ain't all that bad when yer a Bomber-babe who still looks like her Senior picture)... I called ML ('63) to see what she and Ellen ('63) had planned and learned that they were relaxing at Ellen's sister Myra's ('67)... so just hung around for the delicious food... Luckily, I didn't have to rush over to check in as Kenny DAME's ('68) lovely lady Jennifer personally delivered my key... (siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh)... so as best I can recall (after several Iced teas) I turned in for the night looking forward to Spudnuts in the morning and activities thereafter... Well, clearly I wasn't on everyone else's time schedule as I received several calls to get my fanny to the Spudnut shop and was chided by Val ('72) for being "late"... Bomber-babe Jeanie WALSH ('63) was already there with the Adairs to greet me as I rolled in around 9... SIMPSON, WARFORD, WERNER, NALDER, POWELL and the other '65ers were ready for some action and it was planned that we'd head for Simpson's for a little swimming (who has a pool when you live by 3 rivers??)... no one ever made it to the swimming but we did all gather at the School for sign in... ah but before that little trip I hadda run over to Gus KEENEY's ('57) to meet brother Jackson ('65) and pick up my Chief Joseph carving... for those who saw it, you will agree it was breathtaking... for those who didn't I'll try and remember to take pix after UPS brings it to me... I ran into Roy ('63), Ms HOFF ('64), Linda BELLESTON Boehning ('63) and Dick ('63) and Jack GARDINER ('57) along with a ton of other kids at sign up... I was asked about that time if I'd be the announcer for the B-ball games the next day... now little did they know that I don't know a b-ball play from a golf shot... so I gotta say the lack of chatter during the game was rather deafening (tho time keepers WEBB ('64) and FISHBACK ('62) did help me distinguish between a chip shot and a free throw)... after sign in we were treated to a wonderful Chile dinner and I'm not sure if Mr. Gardiner ever got to even taste it as he was pressed into service (again) as a server... but it was service with a smile... Saturday was the car show and it was grand... I did make it to the Spudnut earlier and met Jimbeaux ('63) and crew... at 11 we all (sans Jimbeaux) met at the gym for the "picture"... now for those of you who recall R2K and the picture on the field, there were a ton of people in that picture and you would be lucky to pick one from another... this year was a little different and we all stood on an "R" in the gym... tho I can't say that uncle Burt's ('59) directing took any less time than it did in 2000... we finally got enough people to fill up the R and the picture turned out really great... at some point before dinner, Mary Lou and Ellen confessed that they had been having "thoughts" about me before they headed for Richland... so much so that they purchased some VERY sexy lingerie for me and even personalized it... well, most of you know just how straight laced I am and I refused to model it for them... I mean I do have my pride ya know... the b-ball game was a blast in spite of my lack of knowledge on what was going on down on the floor... we were notified when Number 92 [Emma LARSON Kleinknecht ('36 COLT)] left the building and gave her a standing ovation... the catered dinner was just great and we all had a wonderful time in the "cafe" licking our fingers and downing kool-aid... (poor choice of words... lemonade)... after, several of us retired to the DI patio for refreshments and hours of fun talk... David HANTHORN ('63) decided we needed a huge "Big Kid's" table and so the noise level grew as people tried to speak across the table... I know I left around 11:30 and the more grown up kids didn't leave till after 1 AM... Sunday several of us met for breakfast before kids hadda get on the road... Ray (Number 10 '64) made his appearance both Saturday and Sunday with his lovely wife and they both seemed to have a great time as did we all... the pic-nic was small to say the least and eventually I hadda get on that big bird back to Vegas... .tired but full of wonderful memories of another great event!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone... I loved it! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: "... Maren's computer hated her ... ." I wonder how many others had problems over the last 48 hours or so? My computer froze solid. The computers at the VA were down for the better part of the day. Even the big box store I took my computer to was having problems with their system. Any other Bombers have problems since Monday? -Ken STALEY ('68) ~ (who, as a fiction writer, LOVES a good conspiracy theory!) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Just another birthday? Sixty nine, 69, sixty plus nine, six decades plus nine years, half a century plus nineteen years... I have thought about it, printed it, written it, typed it, and looked at it ... right side up, upside down, and all-around. But, it always comes out the same, no matter how I look at it ... I am now ... 69 years old! For a guy who never really expected to live past 30, it's, well,... downright mind-boggling! When I was a kid, growing up on the corner of Wright and Symons streets in Richland, I had friends living nearby, whose mother, to me, was pretty good looking for an "old woman". She was about 32, or so, then. Now, here I am... over twice that, looking in the mirror each morning, wondering why my gramps is looking back at me, and mumbling the words (like that old "cop or state patrol" radio program, when we were kids), "Pappy, COULD THIS BE YOU?" But, as many of us aging Bombers often say, "it really does beat the alternative." So, I will relax today and go along with the (so far) natural progression of things, and living life. My lovely wife, Jeanne, who robbed the cradle, turned 70 on June 2nd. Therefore, for the last month, she has actually been 2 years older than I. However, she is splurging by taking me to "Granny's Buffet" today, for my free birthday lunch. There really is such a thing, as a ... "free lunch"! Actually, when I was a teenager, I read a book. I think that the title was, "In Praise of Older Women" or something like that. It stirred a young man's wild imaginative processes, and stayed with me, over the years. So, I didn't stand a chance when a waitress smiled at me almost 28 years ago. Our anniversary is July 9. It all seems to come together, for both of us, about this time of the year. Anyway, 69 years is sort of a milestone, so I thank all who extended birthday wishes, but I really am looking forward to reaching 70, because then ... I qualify for the cheap Washington State Fishing License! But, you watch, it will be my luck that, since the state is in a budgetary crisis, they will do away with the senior discount ... next year. New subject: After I made fellow Marine and Bomber friend David Rivers's birthday write-up in the Alumni Sandstorm, several have written, asking, "Okay Pappy, what's the story about you and Sharon TATE ('61wb RIP)???" Well, first of all, allow me to say that, this is a true story! No fairy tale, no sea story, and not even an old man's lingering imagination of his adolescent youth. True story! In view of what happened to Sharon, I kept this to myself for a long time, out of respect for her, and her memory. I told it to a few Bombers last year on a Club 40 tour of the school campus, when we were in Mac Hall, where it took place. Now, I am an old man, and many years have passed, so when some of us were looking at my senior annual for the Class of 1959 at the R2k+10 All Bomber Reunion, Burt PIERARD ('59) asked if the fold out page titled "activities" and showing the Homecoming Royalty was still in my annual, as it was missing in some others. It was loose, but still there, and as several of us looked at the pictures of all the lovely young lasses, including Sharon TATE, I decided that enough time had passed, and I could now tell the following "Happy Days" story to all: This took place, one day, in Mr Briggs's Spanish class. I was a senior, and Sharon was a sophomore. I sat in the front of the closely-spaced rows. Sharon sat beside me, on the right side, if my fading memory still serves correct, because to fit into a student desk, one entered it and sat down from the left (self explanatory in a bit). I was not the best of students, I was not the worst of students, but I tried to maintain as much of a low key presence as possible. Perhaps that had something to do with Mr. Briggs seating me right in front of his desk. I was sitting there, feigning devout attention to Mr. Briggs's enlightenment on the Spanish Language, and how to declare in Spanish, "Oh what a pity, my yellow pencil is broken," or something to that effect. Now, allow me to digress, momentarily, to confess that, when possible ... I would sneak peeks at Sharon. Well, I was a bashful, backwards adolescent, but I was indeed, a red-blooded, young, American lad. And, no doubt, Sharon was well aware of my efforts at clandestine peeking, as she was undoubtedly also aware of just how self conscious I was. She showed no mercy! Allow me to illustrate this fact. So, I'm sitting there, looking straight ahead at Mr Briggs, but "very" aware that Sharon had turned sideways in her desk, crossed her legs, and was sitting there facing "me". Also, she often removed her shoes, which she had done that day. Did I mention that she had very attractive nylon stockinged feet? Anyway, up until then, all was calm, and a normal state of affairs reigned in the classroom. But then, something extraordinary began to take place. I suddenly felt something rubbing my ankle, venturing up my lower leg, and into the inside of the leg of my blue jeans. A mouse? No, not possible there in the classroom, but that's what it felt like. I maintained and stared straight at Mr Briggs, who seemed quite impressed that I was, for once, paying attention. When speakers, and I suppose teachers, find a friendly or attentive face in their audience, they often tend to focus upon it. So, Mr Briggs is looking at me ... a lot, oblivious to what is taking place on my lower extremity. This rubbing on my ankle continued. In fact, it increased in intensity and pressure, and began to move up my leg, inside my pants leg. "What the ...?" was all I could think. Out of the side of my bulging right eye, I became aware of the mischievous, but beaming smile on Sharon's face. "Oh Lordy!" Soon, I became aware of what was happening. "Oh ... my God!" I felt my face flush hot, as I knew it was turning beet red! My pulse rate shot upwards, and I am certain that my chest must have been flexing big time, in and out, to accommodate my rapidly beating heart, along with heavy breathing. Heck, I was probably hyper ventilating, and I didn't even know the meaning of the word, back then. Sharon was sitting there, actually torturing me, by running her stockinged toe up and down my leg, and up under my jeans. "Holy ...!" I don't know if I blurted that exclamation out or not, but it certainly filled my brain. To say the least, Mr Briggs no longer had my attention. At the time, I was just a very embarrassed boy. Later in life, the term "arousal" explained a lot! It was about then that I hazarded a look in Sharon's direction. She erupted in laughter, and "what the heck," so did I. What else could I do? Mr Briggs was caught totally off guard by this dual outburst, right in front of him. He exploded in anger, and threw both of us out of the class. Sharon happily put her shoes on, grabbed up her stuff, and headed out of the door, with me gushing with delight, on her heels. I was thinking, "Wow, she likes me!" But, once in the hallway, she turned to me and said, "That was fun ... see you later." "Bummer!" it was back to life for me, as just one more bashful boy who admired her from afar. So thus ended my "approximately two minute," one-sided romance with Sharon Tate. "Stuff" really does happen! Again, true story! -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where the sun's out, it's not too hot, and I'm kicked back, with a cool breeze blowing through my gray hair, and thinking on 69 years of memories. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I told ya so My little blurb yesterday was full of holes and one of the wonderful Bomb-babes I got to visit with over the weekend is having a birthday today on July 2, 2010 tho I didn't mention her yesterday,.. what a blast it all was,.. Couldn't believe it when Beth ('63) and Laura ('65) PARKER brought Judy ('60) along with them to the gathering... Haven't seen Judy in 50 years... Honest... I think I made Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) almost spit out her drink when I yelled (I musta still thought the B-ball game was going on) at almost the top of my lungs that I hadn't seen Judy since 1960!!!!!! It was sure great to see the big fat liar (HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) after his being away from Vegas for so long... It was great to see the Sorry 7's good pals from grade school and Jr Hi, Dennis and Sandy NALDER ('65 for both)... That is loyalty to come to a reunion for a school you never got to attend! And as we have all commented at one time or another... non-Richlanders just wouldn't understand... But right now let's all give a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jamie WORLEY ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) To: Ken STALEY ('68) All I can say is "out of date drivers". Who'd of thought? The conspiracy theory lives on! -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) To: Pappy SWAN ('59), Belated BD greetings to you; I hope it was a good one. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WAwhere we had a few summer-like days but now it's rainy and more like the spring we never had ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie GANT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) A great time was had by all the Beautiful Bombers who attended the R2k+10 Reunion last weekend. A big "THANK YOU" for all the work and time put in by the committee and volunteers: Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54), Jim WATTS ('54), Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55), Larry BELT ('57), Jim CASTLEBERRY ('58), Missy KEENEY ('59), George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Jack GARDINER ('61), John ADKINS ('62), Mary Adkins, Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62), Ron COWGILL ('62), Roger FISHBACK ('62), Jane WALKER Hill ('62), Jeff Hill, Roy BALLARD ('63), Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63), Dick BOEHNING ('63), Tony SHARPE ('63), Dawn BERN ('64), Darlene HEUSTES ('64), Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64), Keith Conrad, Candy LONGWORTH ('64), Paul SHARPE ('64), Gary WEBB ('64), Jack KEENEY ('65), David RIVERS ('65), Jim ADAIR ('66), John COLE ('66), Mick HEMPHILL ('66), Jerry LORENZEN ('66), Phil NEILL ('66), John ZIMMER ('66), Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67), Kathie MOORE Adair ('69), Val GHIRARDO Driver ('72), and Shane MARKEL ('94). -Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Thanks!! Pappy, First of all, a belated happy birthday. You certainly did entertain with your tome about you and Sharon Tate ('61wb-RIP). It was a great story and one that most guys either experienced (more like hoped for) in one form or another during our formative years. I certainly did not have an adventure as exciting as yours but I sure as heck wish I could report something along those lines. I do remember living vicariously through Lonny LANE ('71wb) at 9th grade sock hops -- slow dancing with girls and trying to inch the backs of their mini-skirts up to give the guys sitting in the bleachers (I was one of them) a glimpse of the foreign territory we could never hope to visit in person. I digress. The purpose of this is not only to thank you for bringing back some good (albeit angst ridden) memories; but, also to invite Mike FRANCO ('70) to finally tell the true story of him and Melanie Rush ... after all these years, I'm sure it will be a good one. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/10 ~ INDEPENDENCE DAY Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Mike FRANCO ('70), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) & Jinnie ECKERT ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Happy Fourth of July, Bombers. To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) If you haven't talked to the city of West Richland about the fireworks there are some great areas where it could be done. One possibility is the Ball Park at Bombing Range Road. Donna, the new mayor, is the greatest and I am sure she would work with you. It is a minute from my house and I would love to see the Sky in Bloom there. I do miss the fireworks and all the fun at Browns Point where I lived for nine years. Do not miss the weather. Have Fun -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA. Where the weather has been off and on but heating up for the 4th of July. THe dogs and kitties are pacing and the birds are beginning to hide as the noise in the neighborhood is getting louder. This area where I live has been loud with fireworks since about 9:00 p.m. Will be even louder tomorrow night for hours. My doggie isn't afraid which helps. She just paces and then goes out under my truck in the garage if it gets too much for him. My last doggie Windy would run away and then I would have to find her and corral her. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy July 4th to all Bombers everywhere. We were blessed to grow up in such a safe and encouraging place as Richland was back when I was a child and you could safely ride your bike everywhere ... there were no missing persons I remember and few murders ... and lots to do such as our wonderful library and swimming pool. I always planned to be a lifeguard there, but part-time work interfered with getting the training and then school and then life ... maybe I should take the training to become a 66 year old lifeguard ... it would be good exercise which I do need .... hope to be back in Washington State for a short visit in early August, as part of a trip for a family reunion, and a swing down to Nevada to see my grandson, and my son and his wife. Happy 4th to all in our great nation, let's work to keep it the land of the free and the home of the brave; and special thanks to our military who have worked hard to keep this slogan true and relevant. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in Grandview, IN where it is heating up after a few wonderful days sans humidity .... we could even be without air conditioning some ... and where my husband is working on a patriotic, Christian- relevant sermon. God Bless America and all. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To my long time pal, Vic MARSHALL ('71): You have always been very close but slightly off target. Some might attribute this simply to following in the awesome shadow of the Class of '71. Me, I am pretty your issues came from inhaling all those gas fumes all those years pumping at Wascher's Mobil at the center of Richland's fabulous North End, GWWay & McMurray. At any rate, it was NOT "Melanie Rush", it was *Merrilee* Rush!!! I do not profess to be a home run hitter but I guarantee strike outs if you don't even get the first name right. As for the "real story" .... come crash the upcoming Class of '70 40th, my children, and you will hear tales that will make your hair curl and your teeth chatter .... and some may even be true. And Vic, are you sure you can HANDLE THE TRUTH?!?!?!? Happy 4th, Bombers!!! -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Civil Defense Pictures <> Here are a few photos of the Civil Defense buildings in Richland. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Connie FOSTER ('63), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Connie FOSTER McLean ('63) Re: Civil Defense Pictures <> Picture # 100704-06 is Doug Cameron. Doug and his wife Marge were some of my parents' best friends; children are Dorothy ('55), Judy ('60), and Doug Jr. (Jock ('588)). Some of the nicest people in Richland. I still see Jock and his lovely wife Connie periodically around Seattle/Bellevue/Mercer Island -- turns out their daughter married into the family of my son's best friend. Once again, what a small world! And, I finally recognized someone in all of Don Sorenson's pictures. -Connie FOSTER McLean ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Correction To: Mike FRANCO ('70) As usual, you are correct and I have to concede to my older friend. How the heck Merilee morphed to Melanie is beyond me (but maybe she has a brand new key?? :)). The other mistake I think I may have made was confusing you with Rich CRIGLER ('70) as the lothario in question. Now I understand that it should be pretty difficult to confuse a world class tennis player with a guy who runs around with a stick he uses to propel himself with but I seem to recall that you were more the Harvard/JFK type of guy and Crigler was at home in Moses Lake with the Turnabouts. At any rate, I wish I could crash your reunion. Class of '70 had all those awesome Honky Tonk Women. Please make sure to collect any debts I owe from Lance "watch this" WILLIS ('70) or the infamous "stockboy" -- Little Billy WEDBERG ('70). I understand that Les Schwab's most famous retiree is now keeping the aisles of Fred Meyer safe for all. I also understand that "Little" is an appropriate description of Bill these days. I think he has dropped close to 70 pounds this year. Good job, Bill!! By the way, Mike, we went to see Eric Clapton last night and he did the acoustic version of "Layla" -- told the story of how he wrote it for Patty Boyd when she was still with George Harrison but then some guy from Eastern Washington State College named Franco stole her from him and he got all messed up with drugs and ended up writing one of his biggest hits, "Cocaine". You may want to work on the details of that one before the reunion. I now ALSO understand that J-Lo has been spotted in the Seattle area on numerous occasions -- in disguise but always wearing a Boeing baseball cap .... The legend grows. And finally, my calendar shows that today, July 5th is Danny WALKER's ('71) birthday. I launched more than one successful duck hunt up river from the Walker dock with Danny, Dave McCOLLUGH ('71), and Steve DAUENHAUER ('??) -- now THERE are some stories!!! Anyway, hope you have a great birthday, Danny!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From Beautiful Beverly Hills, MI where we expect temps in the 90s today with humidity to match -- and the Tigers wind up a successful (hopefully) home series with the Mariners. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60), Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) TO: Don Sorenson, our great Hanford picture source. Thank you, Don. <> The teacher in the picture is Mrs. Donna Foust Burroughs; the student she is handing a comic book to is Katy RIGGINS ('60). I do not know who the other girl behind Katy is. Other '60's graduates and I are in the room. About four years ago I found my fourth grade teacher Mrs. Foust still living right across the street from Spalding in the same house. Still as pretty as she was and a very skilled dresser. Always a smile. When she answered the door she knew who I was quickly and flew into my arms for a hug. I think we were her first class when she taught at Spalding. When she had to move to another school she said that she cried to her brother because she had to drive a mile to teach at another school. Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Jan BOLLINGER ('60), and I paid for and got her to Club-40. She loved every moment of it. She saw numerous students she hadn't seen for years. I think she turns 84 this year (going on 20 years young). She keeps busy helping the elderly and visiting her daughters. I am still in contact with her. She was my greatest teacher through the years. I think she has a key to the fountain of youth. Love, everyone. -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA ~ It was very loud with all the fireworks that families were setting off Sunday night. From ground fireworks to aerial it was lots of fun sitting on my front porch. The fireworks were all around me. Everyone was making it safe except the cars going down the street speeding. They got yelled at to slow down. The wee ones were very loud with their excitement as each firework went off. Adults also. My dog Gunny lay on the grass on his leash and would bark at the excitement every once in a while. He lay very still and when it was time to go in did not want to. He has been sleeping all day. Jesse the cat did very well by hiding in the bedroom. Still not the same fireworks as yours, Larry MATTINGLY ('60). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki SMITH Adkins ('63) Re: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Larry, I was surprised to see you lived on Judson St. in Richland. I am Jim SMITH's ('58) sister, and lived on the other side of the Barrs. I suppose you knew that. My brother was here in Missouri, where I live, for a graduation party for two of my grandkids. I asked him if he knew who lived on the corner and he said, "I think it was the Mattinglys." I can remember riding my red tricycle down to your house a couple of times. It seemed to me there were a couple of other kids riding theirs as well. We all had a great time together. It seemed not long after that I rode down there and you had moved. I have always wondered who you were, and I believe those kids were you and your siblings. I can remember losing my new friends, and all these years wondered who they were. I don't know how long you lived there, or who all the other neighbors were at that time, but I will say Bill COMPTON ('64) lived across the street from the Barrs. Then there were Richard ('60) and Susy ('64) SUTCH, and the Heilings next to them. -Vicki SMITH Adkins ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Mayor Randall sent stuff: Dick (Sherlock) McCOY ('45), Phil BELCHER ('51) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Betsy FOX ('63), Jody WHEELER ('73) Mayor John W. Randall (NAB - RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick (Sherlock) McCOY ('45) Re Don Sorenson's latest: The pic 100704-17 is a clock which reads 26 til 9 am, 6/2/53. -Dick (Sherlock) McCOY ~ from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Vietnam Wall -- virtual wall The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam War with the names, bios, and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family, can look them up on this site. This is awesome! First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals. This really is an amazing web site. Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it. I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country. -Phil BELCHER ('51) *************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Meeting A Bomber I have just arrived back in Anchorage from doing the 4th of July display at Dutch Harbor. Internet at the hotel was spotty at best to receive mail but transmission was next to impossible. I had designed the large display and it went very well with 100% fired. My crew there are city officials and they are as good as I have ever had. Residents and fishery folks that saw the display at 11:59 PM on the 4th said it was great and they would see me back for the New Years Eve display. Seems weird to shoot in the daylight. But the folks watching from across the bay have a dark green mountain behind the fireworks, and it was cloudy and so they showed up OK. "Bombers are everywhere" .... On the plane from Seattle to Anchorage the young man setting next to me was Joe Carnevali RHS Class of '08. He is attending Seattle Pacific University and during summer break was on the way up to spend some time with his girl friend who is from Alaska. Nice young man. I will spend a few days up here meeting with clients and some prospects. Back to the normal grind on the 12th. Note to Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Next time in the Tri Cities I will drop a literature package by the West Richland City Hall. Thanks for the tip. To: Vicky SMITH Adkins ('63) Over the years I have met your brother Jim ('58) on 3-4 occasions. We played together off and on as I remember. But I had completely forgotten he had a sister. But I do now remember you and your tricycle on the brand new concrete walks we had. I remember the Barrs and several other kids whose names I have long forgotten. I can't remember exactly how long we lived there at 1613 Judson but I think it was a bit less then 2 years. I loved the house and the neighborhood, but my mother hated it. (I never knew why.) So we moved back to a "B" at 310 Benham. They bought that house in 1957 for $5600-5700. We sold it years later for $120K as I remember. Mom's friends and family (my brothers and her sister and a cousin) had all moved to Seattle area so she did too. I noticed a couple months ago when I drove by it, that the owners have installed stucco siding and changed the front porches. Seems like as I drive through town many owners have fixed up the old alphabet houses at least somewhat, but some sadly have let them go downhill. Any alums see the Pasco 5th of July fireworks? This was our first year doing them and the notice was a bit short in advance, so Rich, our Spokane area manager, had to put it together a bit on short notice. I am interested in any opinions. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from Jackie's home in Anchorage. It is warm with high clouds. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I also was fortunate enough to have Mrs. Foust as my 4th grade teacher. I remember her poise and seemingly effortless charm still. I'd love to see her again. Did she show your class the photos from her marriage to her first husband? They were riding in a little cart, drawn by a horse I think and I think it was in Wisconsin or Minnesota. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from West Harrison, near Cincinnati, where it is due to stay hot for another few days; hope it all dissolves into rain, which all of Indiana needs. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) Hooray!! After years of looking at Don Sorenson's pictures, I have finally seen two of my dad -- the first two pictures in this series. Civil Defense Pictures He is the dark-haired man leaning back in his chair in the first picture, and the man on the right in the second picture. John M. Fox: father to Gregor FOX ('58) and Betsy FOX Vance ('63). I also recognize Clyde Bergdahl and Fred Mollerus in the first picture and, possibly, Larry German. I see 'Director' signs on the table in front of each person. Does anyone know what they were Directors of? My dad was working for General Electric as a metallurgical engineer in Schenectady, NY, where he knew W.E. Johnson who was his connection to coming out to Richland in 1949. We always watched GE Theatre, I think, on Sunday nights with Ronald Reagan; a family event. Thanks, Don, for these pictures; it was really fun to see pictures of my dad that I've never seen. Also saw WE Johnson in one of these pictures; and Mr. Travis (can't remember his first name) who, I think, was the head of AEC. -Betsy FOX Vance ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jody WHEELER Wilson ('73) I never thought I would say this, but I am back living in the Tri-Cities. I have been here about a year. I moved back to help take care of my parents. I graduated from Columbia High (I will never get use to calling it Richland High) in '73. I work for the Richland School District. Funny how, while young in school, I made every excuse not to go to school. Now I am back in school, on purpose, sharing with students why they need to stay in school. I just wanted to know how many of you are still around here, especially those that graduated during years '71- '74. I would love to hear from you. My best to you all, -Jody WHEELER Wilson ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: 1910 Ric hland Mayor John W. Randall (NAB - RIP) Howdy Folks. John W. Randall again. I'm fixin' to head on up the road around the bend in the river, but I just wanted to drop you a final note about my visit. I'm not exactly sure how the Centennial folks got me here, but it was shore 'nuff a fun filled few weeks. We wrapped things up Sunday afternoon at the annual 4th of July picnic. Not exactly the way I remember it (they even added a Band Concert) but still a fun time. I eased on out 'bout the time some 100 people or so were gathering to do something over at the Amon Park Arch, apparently they fixed it up or somethin'. You know, that's something that really galls me. We all know Howard and his Daddy bought up all the land around here and built an Irrigation system. Howard platted and filed a Township Plat and then had his cute little contest to name the place. Later, his Daddy donated the land for a City Park (in Howard's name - heck Howard had moved to Seattle by that time). Everybody thinks that the Arch was put up for Howard but notice that his name wasn't on it, just the Amon Family. Anyhow, I'm driftin' here, Howard gets all the credit for forming the town, but if you think 'bout it, there was only one person who drove the Incorporation that made us a REAL town, all legal like, and that was ME! Howard got all the congrats and what did I get? One stinkin' sentence in the History books mentioning my election as the first Mayor. Well, I don't want to leave on a sour note. I really did have a terrific time. I understand that Burt still has some of the Souvenir Programs left if you would like them for reference (send $2 & your snail mail address to Burt Pierard, 1207 Torbett St., Richland WA 99354). Farewell. -Mayor John W. Randall (NAB - RIP) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Phil BELCHER ('51), Ann ENGEL ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Jody WHEELER ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Marion "Jean" BJUR Corbett ('50) passed on June 30, 2010. She had lived in West Richland most of her life. I was in band and orchestra with her for a coup;e of years in high school. She was a beautiful person and a lot of fun to be around. The obit was in the TCH on 7-2-2010 and also on the Einan's website.. -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Palindrome [sorta] I thought this was really special. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Danny Klepper ('60) Searching for Danny Klepper - Richland Bomber Class of 1960! Anyone have an email address or mailing address? I have a gift for him... HIS 1960 Columbian (;-) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jody WHEELER Wilson ('73) It was wonderful seeing flags in many yards during the 4th. After serving in the Army I have a different view of patriotism. Our country gives you the freedoms that other countries do not have, but we, as Americans need to keep that freedom sacred and value its true meaning. I see people burning the flag and not standing when the National Anthem is heard. While these are things that our freedom allows Americans to do and not do, we need to rethink our actions and remember that it is our flag that allows us to do these things in the first place. Americans, please rethink what should be correct actions when we see the flag or hear the National Anthem. Our country is not perfect but it is a lot better than what happens in other countries. And while, maybe, we aren't happy about what is happening in the government, we should not blame that on the flag. Our flag has been there, flying, during times of horror, disappointment, as well as triumph. It it there to remind us that it will be there to back us up during the bad times and fly gallantly during times that are just short of miracles. The flag gives us hope, determination, peace and comfort, and reminds us of those that have gone before us and gave their lives for this flag. So please stand during the National Anthem and stand when the flag parades in front of you. And those of you that choose to burn the flag, please go away. -Jody WHEELER Wilson ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Kenny Gardner ('54) ~ 9/19/36 - 6/13/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 07/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm today. No Bomber birthdays either. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) and Dave HANTHORN ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Dwight CAREY ('68), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) (1945) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Re: 6/28 from Alice Here are pictures of the R2K+10 celebration from Dave and I! (A Great time!!) In #1504 and 1505: Burt; Missy; Alice and "Pappy" (George) '59ers. Thanks for your HARD work! bet there is lots to do this week with all the pictures from R2K+10. Re: 7/2 from Dave Maren, Sorry about getting these to you late. I thought Alice (we were using her camera) had sent them in, but I guess that didn't "take". Anyway, here they are with my best guesses on the names. (It helped to have the attendance list to work from). -Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) and Dave HANTHORN ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Alice & Dave - Sorry for the delay getting these online. - Maren **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So day before yesterday (Wednesday, 7/7) afternoon I come out of the Totem Lake Fred Meyer and there is a dark colored Toyota Camry with a Bomber alumni license plate frame parked next to my grey Nissan pickem up truck with another of the aforementioned Bomber license plate frames. So who were you and why didn't you write your name in the grime that is normally associated with pick up trucks. We could have had a Dixie dog in the deli. jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Gen James MATTIS ('68) to replace Gen David Petraeus -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: General MATTIS ('68) Couldn't be more proud of our classmate as he takes on his next assignment as head of the U.S. Central Command. I was hoping he would take over Afghanistan, but this is the next best thing, and hopefully, he will have some input and good ideas on how to get us out of that quagmire!! Congratulations Jim a long ways from the Boy Scout days!! -Dwight CAREY ('68) ~ Chilling inside out of the 105 heat! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: General James MATTIS ('68) Since Jim MATTIS is a Richland Bomber I thought this would be of interest to Sandstorm readers. Also of interest is another Richland Bomber James ALBAUGH ('68) -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tony DURAN ('55), Janet TYLER ('61) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Larry BOWLS '64) Linda REINING ('64), Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CHRISTENSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) WHAT: Central California Coast Bombers Lunch WHEN: Sunday, July 18th TIME: 11am Wine at the Roberts' home in Grover Beach, CA Noon, Lunch at Cafe Vostro, 228 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach RSVP: Carol or Richard Roberts The California Central Coast Bombers are holding a luncheon on Sunday, July 18th. We will start with a glass of wine at Richard ('49) and Carol TYNER (52) Roberts' house, 1425 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach, at 11:00 am; lunch at Cafe Vostro, 228, West Grand Avenue, Grover Beach, 805-904-6500, at noon. All Bombers, spouses, partners, significant others are invited; we especially welcome Valley Bombers to attend to cool off. For a meal count, please RSVP to either Carol or Richard, email or 805-473-3457. Bring your Bomber stories, memorabilia and let's party! -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) and Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just taking a moment to give out birthday greetings to fellow classmate Larry CHRISTENSON. I thought of referring to him as an "Old drinking buddy", then I remembered he doesn't like to be called old. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Cooling down in Mt. Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: balloon twisting Extraordinaire! -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet TYLER ('61) To: Dave Miller ('67) Re: "Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River". Thanks for the info on Wm. Dietrich's "Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River". I arrived in Richland in Aug. '44 (a wee little one) from Lowell, MA. This book was a wonderful memory of my geographic history growing up. My family traveled all over the Northwest expecting to only stay a few years. Obviously, we stayed. I was aware of changes as they occurred but didn't have the political and historical background to be aware of the impacts these changes made on so many people's lives. We traveled to all the dam ground-breaking and dedication ceremonies but I was pretty young. I remember that the only day my parents ever took us out of school was for the McNary Dam dedication where Dwight Eisenhower appeared in his 'bubble car'. The next day the Marcus Whitman music teacher made each of us who were absent write a song about the dam. I think his name was Mr. Dunn (?). He was also my piano teacher and Sunday School teacher. Then later, I was living in Seattle when the Belloni (1969) and Boldt (1974) decisions acknowledged the Native Americans' fishing rights. At this time I was having babies, working and raising a family and not paying much attention to changes brought about by the courts. I moved back to the Tri-Cities in 1992. I felt immediately welcomed by the geographical surrounding here. A few years ago my husband and I attended a week-end down in Pendleton when the Tamastslikt Museum held a film week-end of historical movies and I particularly remember the one that covered the years of David Sohappy's activities in support of Indian fishing rights, his arrest and imprisonment for illegal fishing. I have, over the years, been a reader of all things 'Lewis & Clark'. In 2005, my sister, Miriam ('60), and I drove the route of the Expedition from St. Louis to Astoria making the historical exploration of the headwaters and the mouth of the Columbia River as fascinating as the other parts of the book. The book also filled in some of the details from the 'secret' years at Hanford. Sorry to be so long-winded. It was exciting to read the details of the changes that took place during my years of living in Washington. Every chapter had details that filled in information that had effected my life. The Columbia River is such a rich and meaningful presence in my life. I recommend this book to past and present Richland folks. Next, I think I'll try a couple of his fiction books that you mentioned. Happy summer reading to all, -Janet TYLER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: Central California Coast Bombers Lunch Hi Richard, Count me in. -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry BOWLS ('64) Re: Central California Coast Bombers Lunch Hi Richard, Count us in. Donna and I will happy to meet you all. -Larry BOWLS '64) and Donna YOUNG Bowls ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Met with the radiologist... got a clear report from him... won't see him, anymore, unless cancer returns. Met with cancer doctor... CAT scan was clear... lymph nodes clear, lungs and chest clear... no signs of cancer. Will meet with the "ENT" for a scope... will have scopes and/or scans every 3-4 months for the next two years (can hardly wait for those... NOT). If nothing shows, then they will consider me cancer-free! WOOHOO!!!!!! Still have the mouth sores... radiation burns on my tongue... claim they should be all gone by Christmas... am keeping fingers crossed cause I want to be able to eat all the goodies this Christmas! *grin* Hair has started to grow... little by little... still have more on the top of my head and the sides than in the back, but it is "getting there". I'm still only able to eat "soft" foods, which is getting so blasted boring, but on the plus side, I have managed to lose AND keep off over 60# so some "good" did come out of this horrible experience! Now, the "trick" is NOT to gain it back, once I can eat, again. *grin* I am almost where I was when I graduated high school... haven't been "that little" in years and years, so feels pretty darn good. Re: R2K+10 Pictures Enjoyed the pictures of R2K+10... hope more are to come. nice to be able to put "faces to names". -Linda REINING ('64) ~ heat has arrived in Bakersfield, CA and I am hibernating as much as possible. Thank goodness for air-conditioning! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) Re: R2K+10 Pictures Pretty stunning to see Calvin Gentle in a picture from the 2010 bash. He seemed pretty old to me back in high school. Amazing. Hey, and some of you guys posing with him there were probably part of the group who used to stuff his pencil sharpener... hmmmmm... -Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim JENSEN ('50), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Souvenir Program Burt PIERARD ('59) pitched the Richland Centennial Souvenir Program in the Sandstorm and I responded. I'm very pleased with the program which includes a well-done,thumbnail historical sketch and a host of wonderful pictures. Couldn't put it down until I had read every word. Thanks Burt!!! Bomber cheers, -Jim JENSEN ('50) ~ Katy, TX land of mild summers... continued temps over 100, dew point high 70s and humidity reaching high 90s **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland Vancouver Bomber Potluck Picnic WHEN: Saturday - August 21st TIME: 1 PM till it's over WHERE: On the Washougal River at the home of Todd O'MEALY (Proud class of 62), 192 Laurel Lane, Washougal, WA 98671 DIRECTIONS: Highway 14 to Washougal, WA Take 15th Street Exit - go north to Washougal River Road 9.8 Miles on Washougal River Road to Laural Lane Right turn on Laural Lane - 305 feet to left turn on Laural Lane and 43 feet to the house You can use Map Quest or Google Maps to get a map printout WHAT TO BRING? We will provide the BBQ meats, but you can bring more meat if you want. Bring a side dish to share. Bring what you would like to drink - adult drinks welcomed. Bring your swim suit and cool off in the river. Bring some good old Richland stories - something we have not heard yet. Bring some old photos. RSVP: me -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: parade grand marshall Seeing the post about Giggles got me thinking about last week. Tumwater has a big to-do every 4th of July including a parade and capped off by a fireworks show. The grand marshall for this year's parade was none other than J.P. Patches the clown from our days growing up, from the Seattle area. We'd visit some friends of my parents or go to the zoo in Seattle quite often and always watched his show on TV while there or in the western half of the state. I guess he's in his 80s and still full of life. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where hit the mid 90s for a couple of days but now it's cooled down once again ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and one Bomber funeral notice today: Marie RUPPERT (63), Gary BEHYMER (64) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry KLUTE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman (63) We need Bomber prayers for our cousin, Peg WELLMAN Johnson (66). She is recovering from a moderate stroke in her brain stem that happened Friday, July 2nd. She is in a hospital in Portland and her family has requested no phone calls or visits at this time. Her son and daughter keep us up to date on her progress via email. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman (63) & Lance HARTMAN (60) in cooler (no 100s) & windy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Lyrics to "Termination Winds" Re: Chiwana and the River of Language -Gary BEHYMER (64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch will be next Sunday July, 18th. Lunch will be held at the The Northern Quest Casino at the Woodlands Restaurant in the family section of the Casino. Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. The casino is located in Airway Heights, about one mile north of Wal-Mart at 100 N. Hayford Road. Woodlands Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch any time, good food and great service. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. Lunch & Slot Machines... out of towners welcome... see you there. Any Questions, or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jean Bjur Corbett ('50) ~ 8/11/32 - 6/30/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Gary BEHYMER (64) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Suzanne CHRISTENSEN ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora METCALF ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I'll take the Hall Passes now. Has any amongst you had any experience with those services which given a SSAN will in turn give you the most recent address of the individual? I'm trying to locate some old Army friends, who were once young Army friends. No so old that one's service number wasn't their SSAN. Me I had five different numbers. This had nothing to do with multiple personalities, just rule changes, kinda like NASCAR if you receive my drift. But I digress, of course I usually do. Re: GMC63MCCS It's also time for Brother Leo, Ellen and Mary Margaret to rent us a hall for the GMC63MCCS Christmas gala to be held again in Olympia for the twenty somethingth time. This year we'll all muster on Saturday, December 11th. In keeping with tradition the males in attendance are encouraged to again bring lots and lots of beads for the "you know what thing". As per the by-laws, an amnesty has been declared so that no Pep Club demerits will be assigned to participants. Now that Rob WILSON ('63) has re- entered the fold, we've got some muscle should the long arms of Lyda and Mrs. Burns come our way. Not too sure if there is a Statute of Limitations for besmirching the character of those ingnue who laced up their blindingly white sneakers every Friday. Counselor Wilson, will you look into that? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) This is from the Sunday Spokesman Review July 11th, 2010 BasketballFIMBA Pan-American Maxibasketball Championships held last week at Springfield, Ore... The Spokane Sports 65-plus team won one game and finished in third place. Team members are Ray STEIN (1964 Richland Bomber), Jim HOUSE (1963 Richland Bomber), Ron Brixey, Darrel Olson, Larry Gunn (Colfax), Dennis Flynn, Tony Zorich and Jim Dahlstrom. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavinger ('65) To: RHS Class of '65 Dear Classmates of '65, We are looking for you! Our 45th reunion will be held August 13-14. These are the 106 people that we cannot locate (after MUCH searching). Someone must know the whereabouts of some of these friends. Please contact me with this information so that I can get them in our "memory book" AND send them details for the reunion Carmen ALFONSO, Alana Lee ALLEN, Jan BARNES, Richard BASNEY, Doris BATES, Pam BAUGHER, Linda BLACKARD, Pat BLAKE, George BRIMHALL, David CARLISLE, Joan CATES, Kathy CHASE and Dan COLLINS, Scott CLARK, Sue CLEMENT, Jim COATES, Don COLLINS, Jo CONRAD, Lynn Diann DAVIS, Jorene DIBBERN, Jim DIZMANG, Judy EAGER, Leona ECKERT, Alvin EDENS, Faye ERDMAN, Marvin Doug FARRIS, Betty FLOWER, Guy FORBES, Donna FREDETTE, Sandy FROST, Phyllis GEERY, Jack GILCHRIST, Norm GOLDSMITH, Linda GUMPRECHT, Doug HAGEN, Karla HARKINS, Peggy HENSCHEN, Susan HESSNEY, Kathy HICKS, Stan HILL, Randy HINSON, Darrell HOBSON, Steven HOSACK, Lynn Rodney JOHNSTON, Jeanne JORDAN, Sandy KELLER, Martha KNOEBER, Jerry LARSEN, Joni LEE, Dave LIDDINGTON, Terry LINDBLOM, Jim LYNCH, Jack MATHENY, Cliffene MAXWELL, Kathy McINTOSH, Jim McKAY, Chester McMAHILL, Gail MEYER, Karen MEYER, Jeff MICHAEL, Tom MINCHUE, Judy MOBLEY, Janet MOORE, Karen MOORE, Linda MORGAN, Arthur Dennis MUIR, Carol MYERS, Maretta NELSON, Ed O'CLAIRE, Gloria ORCUTT, John ORREN, Barbara PARCELL, Carol PETERSON, Tom PLANKERS, Dean (or Deen) POE, Greg RAGLAND, Charlene RAMSEY, Tony RHEINSCHMIDT, Linda RHODES, Rick RICKARD, Paul RUSSELL, John SANTANGELO, Gary SAWYER, Steve SAWYER, Bob SIMPSON, Vickie SMITH, Gary SNOW, Danny SOMDAHL, Sheryl SORENSSON, Doug SPANJER, David STACK, Bev STALLINGS, Luda STAMBAUGH, Vicki STEPHENS, Loren TABASINSKE, Tim TURK, Sherri VALENTINE, Mary Beth WADZITA, Patti WATERS, Larry WEASNER, Cheryl WEAVER, Rik WILLIAMS, Larry K. WILLIS, Larry W. WILLIS, Ron WORLEY, Sharon WYRICK Thanks, -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavinger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzanne CHRISTENSEN Boehning ('85) Re: Looking for a House to Rent My family is moving back to the Tri-Cities area from Georgia. We are looking for a pet friendly, 4 bedroom house to rent in the area. If anyone knows of any available rental property please let us know. Thanks! -Paul and Suzanne CHRISTENSEN Boehning ('85) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Karen COLE ('55) Marilyn STEWART ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Kathy RATHVON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Patty de la BRETONNE ('65), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn EKLUND ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) WHAT: Central California Coast Bomber Lunch WHERE: Grover Beach, California WHEN: Sunday, July 18th TIME: 11am mixer at Roberts', 1425 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach Noon lunch at Cafe Vostro, 228 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach. We have eight sign ups. Any others, please RSVP for reservation count. Bring Bomber memorabilia. Cheers, -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy birthday Jackie ('63) and Judie ('63). You've gone from being in the Frontier Days baby contest and receiving your award from Roddy McDowell, to being homecoming queen candidates at college, to having a family and being "Grammys," to MEDICARE!!! Seems impossible. Have a wonderful day, we'll celebrate at the cabin. Love, -Barb ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55) and John ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn STEWART Stephenson ('62) Re: Medicines in Canada Hi Bombers: I am inquiring for my sis Linda STEWART Nicholson ('57). She and husband Bob NICHOLSON ('56) just got back from the Phoenix area where they live in the winter. While there they neglected to get their meds in Mexico. They are asking me to ask the Alumni if there is a way of getting meds from Canada still and how they do it now. Any suggestions will be most helpful. Thanks you so much. Please address any replies to me on the Sandstorm. -Marilyn STEWART Stephenson ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) This must have been written for the Lost Cause, No Hope, Members Only Jacketed Class of 1962. Hymn to the Comb-Over by Wesley McNair How the thickest of them erupt just above the ear, cresting in waves so stiff no wind can move them. Let us praise them in all of their varieties, some skinny as the bands of headphones, some rising from a part that extends halfway around the head, other four or five strings stretched so taut the scalp resembles a musical instrument. Let us praise the sprays that hold them, and the combs that coax such abundance to the front of the head in the mirror, the combers entirely forget the back. And let us celebrate the combers, who address the old sorrow of time's passing day after day, bringing out the barrenness of mid-life this ridiculous and wonderful harvest, no wishful flag of hope, but, thick, or thin, the flag itself, unfurled for us all in subways, offices, and malls across America. "Hymn to the Comb-Over" by Wesley McNair, from The Ghosts of You and Me. David R. Godine, 2006. Reprinted with permission. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: Don Sorenson (NAB) pix In picture #467, the man on the right is Merle Harmon, husband of French/Russian teacher, Sonja Harmon. Re: Beads Jimbeaux, You can bring all the beads you want for the "you know what" things, but at this age, the "you know what" things are probably tucked into our waistbands -Kathy RATHVON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wooo Hoo Bomber-babes... and twins at that! It just can't get any better than to have twinsie Bomber-babes... these two caught my attention when I was a little kid first walking the halls of Col-Hi... their lil bro ('66) has long been a hero of mine and I've sung his praises in these pages... at the Military gathering at R2K+10, he was the ranking officer in attendance... I darn well made sure that everyone was aware of it too! Speaking of R2K+10, I think enough time has passed that I can release the photo of me in the new jammies Mary Lou and Ellen ('63) gave me... plus I forgot the send in a photo of the wonderful carving Keeney ('65) made for me... I'll send those along with this HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Judy and Jackie Cole ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) To: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavinger ('65) OK, I emailed Deen POE ('65)... he's on the roll call list and has email). He will not be coming this year but will aim for the 50th. Have you tried emailing from the list on the '65 site? I think also Mary Leona ECKERT ('65) lives around Richland?? -Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch will be next Sunday July, 18th. Just a reminder..... Lunch will be held at the The Northern Quest Casino at the Woodlands Restaurant in the family section of the Casino. Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. The casino is located in Airway Heights, about one mile north of Wal-Mart at 100 N. Hayford Road. Woodlands Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch any time, good food and great service. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. Lunch & Slot Machines... out of towners welcome... see you there. Any Questions, or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Glenn EKLUND ('71) My "unofficial" Class of 1971 Birthday calendar alerted me that Thursday, July 15th is Glenn EKLUNDs (71) Birthday. Happy Birthday Glenn I seem to remember Glenn helping to anchor the Band in the Trombone section, along with Brad SIMONIS ('71) and Randy DREHER ('71) but I may be thinking of Carmichael and not Col-Hi. I am sure if I am not accurate in this, Mike Loverboy FRANCO ('70) or Gary Hot Lips TURNER ('71) will correct me. I KNOW Gary was in most of the Band stuff until the bitter end, so he would know better than I. All you Band guys- after seeing American Pie a couple of times, I am expecting to hear some good stories from you next year. I am still hoping to crash the class of 70 reunion to get the straight poop from the Key Club contingent (Franco et al), Keep those Bomber Birthdays coming my way- nothing better than ratting out your buddies- eh?? -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ On my way to see Chicago and the Doobie Brothers tonight, I KNOW Chicago will be great but not so sure about seeing the Doobies without one... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley Rae DRURY ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Gary TURNER ('71) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo COMPTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley Rae DRURY Crume ('51) Re: David RIVERS ('65) Photo I'm so glad David sent in his photo. He's quite handsome, and so are his 'jammies. -Shirley Rae DRURY Crume ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: David RIVERS ('65) Sure hope those new jammies have a flap in the back or you gonna be in "big" trouble. =Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ trying to remain cool in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ladies lunch class of '54 July 16, today, come join us at Granny's Buffet in Kennewick between 11:30 am and 12 noon for some fun get together time!! Our gals always have a lot of laughs and memories to talk about. See you there!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it hit 96 this afternoon!! Finally some summer! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Vic MARSHALL's ('71) 7/15/10 entry Vic- I echo your birthday greetings to The Big Swede, Glenn EKLUND ('71), and hope retirement is treating him well. Glenn has been one of my best friends since our Marcus Whitman days and has always been one of the good guys. What he was not, however, was that trombonist sitting between Brad SIMONIS ('71) and Randy DREHER ('71) in the Carmichael band. That, my memory-impaired friend, was none other than Dennis STREGE ('71), a fine trombone player whose career was tragically cut short when his arm could no longer reach the end of the slide... clearly lacking the good judgment of us short, stubby guys who chose to use our short stubby fingers on trumpet valves! Glenn, by the way, was in the band as a tower of strength on the licorice stick but, until now, has probably never been mistaken for Dennis STREGE! -Gary "Tepid Lips" TURNER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Doobies Update A follow-up to my close yesterday. We went out to see Chicago in concert last night. The Doobie Brothers opened for them. Much to my surprise - most of the original Doobies were present. Remember, Michael McDonald was not an original Doobie. They were FANTASTIC!!! I would highly recommend them!!! Chicago was okay but not as good as I thought they would be. We went based on seeing them on Chris Isaak and the Private Sessions shows. Good but not great - not as tight as they used to be and a bit off at times... BTW - I never did see or smell any real doobies... Even in the parking lot. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 GREAT Bomber sent 2 more pictures: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Two pictures added to 7/15 pictures -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 07/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. DAGONIT ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), John ADKINS ('62) Larry BOWLS ('64) and Donna YOUNG ('64) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Kevin Costner I am heavily involved in a new desalination and waste water purification technology and we are having the manufacturing down in Louisiana, so when I was down there last I had the opportunity to meet Kevin Costner. He has developed, for $23 million and 15 years, a centrifuge system for separating oil from water in fairly large quantities, about 200 gallons of oil over day per machine. He is a pleasant guy to talk to but in his presentation you would think that he invented the centrifuge... not. His centrifuge is a bit different in its design for oily water separation but I can't see $23 million in developmental costs going into it, nor 15 years in development. It is a lot like what has happened to our equipment, but not the same technology, in that designs or equipment that has been developed in the past but were not very useful at the time have now come of age with the advent of newer materials and demand. That is certainly true with our technology that was developed in Alaska in the late 1970s and early 1980s as a gold dredge but has evolved over the years into something that can desalinate a lot of seawater or clean up millions of gallons of waste water. Kevin does not buy that and believes that his machine was developed for this purpose only, though he has a hard time explaining why it took 15 years to do it. Ah well, life is too short for these kinds of semantics. Re: Harrison Ford It must be movie star week for Bomber Bill as I was down at Boeing Field last week for a private jet show and who should be in the pilot's Ready Room but Mr. Harrison Ford. He had just flown in from Southern California and was changing from his jet to his Twin Otter to fly up to British Columbia and go fishing. He does this every year and this is the second year that he has come in for the show. Nice guy and has lots of hours of flying time. The conversation was not Hollywood but more of the usual pilot chatter (pilot (pile it) here and pilot (pile it) there) kind of thing, if you get my drift. Who just bought a new aircraft and who just lost theirs to the economy... that kind of stuff. By the way, the private jet business is picking up again with sales much better than last year but there are still a lot of foreclosed aircraft on the market and some super deals. Re: Brad UPTON ['74] The only other big time show biz name I have not dropped is funny man Brad. Brad, what is your schedule for the next six months? Gotta see you sometime. Re: Palm Springs The temps down there have been 114-117F for some time running. We just bought a three-bedroom condo in Rancho Mirage but with the natural A/C of the Pacific Northwest, this little abode is going to be a "Snow Bird" destination. A short sale deal we just could not pass up and just a little inflation hedge too. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where the temps have been in the upper 70s and low 80s. Just perfect and right outside my window have been a couple of pods of Killer [Orca] whales along with "the" Canadian submarine. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: 1943 Obit I got this at the R2K+10 - thought you would be interested. Obituary from the Pasco Herald, July 8, 1943 Word has been received of the death of Major Norbett W. Timmerman at a prisoner of war camp at Osaka, Japan. His death occurred on June 11 as a result of pneumonia, according to information received from the War Department. He entered service in the Infantry in November, 1940 and was on duty in the Philippine Islands when they fell to the Japanese, and last December was reported a prisoner of war. Major Timmerman was educated at the Richland schools and his parents were early pioneer residents of that district. He is survived by his wife and son Alan, of Portland, Oregon, and by his sisters Edna Robertson ('15), Christal Timmerman and Blanche Timmerman, and his brothers Walter Timmerman ('14) and Emil Timmerman. Norbett Timmerman was a 1923 graduate of Richland High School. -John ADKINS ('62) ************************************************* *************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry BOWLS ('64) and Donna YOUNG Bowls ('64) Re: Central California Luncheon Our sincere thanks to Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) and Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) for organizing and hosting the Central Califoirnia Lunceon. We had a fun time visiting in the Roberts' home and then off to lunch at Cafe Vostro here in Grover Beach, CA. Although Donna and I had never met the Roberts and the other attendees, none seemed like strangers. Our connection with Richland made it as though old friends were gathering for a short visit. It was a great time to share our Bomber stories and growing up a Bomber. Now we have more new friends! -Larry BOWLS ('64) and Donna YOUNG Bowls ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Bomber Prayer Request! I'm writing to request Bomber Prayers for our '65 Classmate, Charlotte/Casey CASE McKay, who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Pancreatic Cancer! According to her husband Bill ('65), Casey is halfway through and doing well. When she finishes, she'll then begin radiation therapy. Since she doesn't have internet access, if anyone would like Casey's address to send her a card or letter, contact me and I'll provide it. Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) John BEAULIEU ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Ray STEIN ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: My GENELEX story I want to share my story with everyone. My prayer is that this helps others. I tell everyone about Genelex. Maybe Genelex will help pharmacies & drug companies better understand what is happening with medications and food interaction. DNA testing has come so far that in the future it may tell us everything we need to know about ourselves and health (medications, food, vitamins, etc.) Re: THANKS Thanks to Mary JUDD Hinz ('60) who put an entry in the Sandstorm to let everyone know I was in the hospital. Thanks for the many prayers and well wishes. I tried to answer them all but couldn't sit at the computer for long at that time. Right out of the hospital. All so fun and loving, and caring. Thanks to Lorin St. JOHN ('55) and his wife Phyllis. I had been in the hospital for 8 days and my oxygen level wouldn't come up. They did a prayer circle, my oxygen level came up, I stabilized, and went home the next day. Thanks to Glen ROSE ('58) and his wife Carol who have been the greatest help... Carol has followed along every step... She drives me for doctor appointments and talks with me about what has happened at the doctors. Also a great thank you to my friend Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) who has been the greatest support and helped me get to the hospital (my 2nd time) in May. Re: First trip to Kadlec Saturday, April 24th: My western Washington daughter, Katrina had been here for a couple of days, but had gone home because we thought I was better. Monday, April 26th: My other western Washington daughter, Kim, called and discovered I had an appointment with the doctor. She drove here so she could take me. The doctor sent me by ambulance to Kadlec because my oxygen level was 50%. Diagnosis: viral pneumonia due to medication (methotrexate) for my rheumatoid arthritis. I am usually fairly quiet about my health. but I want to say here that I have been a lot of pain with my back for many years caused by about four rear end accidents. Aleve and Tylenol were the only medications and I did lots of walking when I could. I was in the hospital for nine days... doctors decided my problem was the methotrexate I was taking for the Rheumatoid Arthritis, but pneumonia needed to be cleared before anything else could happen. Re: A few years back I had a blood sample sent to Genelex, They set up a family DNA data base. Genelex does individual DNAs and checks for comparability with all prescriptions and foods as well... all compatible with your own body/DNA. Kim talks with Genelex and does the computer part and I tell Kim the medication and the foods I eat and vitamins & minerals I take. I talked to Janine at Genelex. Genelex is a great help to explain everything so forth. It took about two weeks to get the swab test for new medications, etc. to them and the DNA to be done. Genelex is Medicare approved... It is $690 an individual... depends on what insurance pays if that price is the same or not. Re: Turmeric Problem for me Turmeric is an Indian spice for pain. Turmeric came highly recommended but Genelex determined that it was not right with my medications. India is known to have the least Alzheimer's Disease in the world.., it is thought to be due to turmeric. NOTE: Yellow mustard has turmeric in it. (I checked mine.. it's there. -Maren] My experience at Kadlec was very positive.. My daughter, Katrina and I were talking about my will, etc. One of the first things Katrina said was "I know. Email the Sandstorm". My children all know how much I love Richland Bombers. It took me 43 years to get back to Richland and I have a lot of living to do. All of this has made me stop and think about aging and what I want taken care of. I have read from others such as George SWAN ('59) their thoughts about aging and felt I was not aging and wouldn't. The Rheumatoid Arthritis has made me stop and think. This disease usually comes on earlier in life and is in the DNA. I have spoken to family and cannot find any history so far. The Mayo clinic website is a great help to study diseases of any kind. Re: 2nd Hospital visit Thursday May 20th: I awoke in excruciating pain in my knees... Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) happened to call and discovered that I was in immediate need... she came over, called my daughters, and the ambulance for me... Disappointingly, I missed R2K+10... enjoyed reading and seeing the pictures about it. Thanks to any Bomber who works on gatherings that bring us altogether. To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Whenever you are in town I am sure that Mrs. Foust would enjoy a visit from you. Please email and I will give you her address. PLease email if you have any questions or call Genelex... they are so helpful. There is an 800 number in the website. Bombers Have Fun -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA where we are climbing in temperature to three digits. Hopefully in the fall we will get a longer summer because it took so long for summer to get here. Everything is calm after the 4th. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I'm actually in Wenatchee trying to help out with a very difficult situation with my mother-in-law... so I have little access to the iNternet... but I was scanning today, and I'd love to get one of those remaining programs about the centennial picnic in the park... I will write Burt PIERARD ('59) as soon as I can... To: Jody WHEELER Wilson ('73) are you Lyndy's ('62) little sister? What a life... just make sure you get your directives in place and your wishes made known, as old age with it's difficulties is coming around the bend, and it helps those who must make decisions for you, to know what you want... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in Wenatchee, WA where I can use all the prayers I can get.. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: John BEAULIEU ('62) Entered: Monday 07/19/2010 7:32:19pm COMMENTS: Repeated attempts to correct my e-mail address on the 1962 listing have failed so I am providing the correct address here. -John BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Nicole FILKOWSKI Anderson ('93) Former student now principal at Richland Catholic school Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: prayers for '65 classmate I know exactly what Charlotte/Casey CASE McKay ('65) will be going through... chemo is nasty, radiation isn't a picnic, either, but Bomber prayers are wonderful and they really do help! I know they helped me and they will help her, too. give her a Bomber hug and tell her Bomber prayers are on their way. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ blasted triple digits have arrived in Bakersfield, CA and I am sooooooo happy that we have a/c!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Induction of Toivo Piippo (RIP) into the Washington State High School Coaches Hall of Fame Toivo Piippo (RIP), former Chief Jo Warriors basketball coach, will be inducted into the HS Coaches Hall of Fame this Thursday, July 22nd at the Hixson Student Union Bldg on the campus of Whitworth University in Spokane. Social hour is from 5PM to 6PM with dinner and speeches to follow. Like most of these events the cost is rather pricey ($30 at the door). You might wonder why the High School Coaches HOF when Coach Piippo was a Jr. High coach. He is being inducted under a new category this year called "Assistant Coaches". Piippo is one of two in the first class of inductees for this category. -Ray STEIN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm pretty sure I'm right OK... it's late and I just got in from an Arbitration... so I checked the calendar and it doesn't show but I'm kinda sure that my pal Terry WERNER ('65) has a B-day on the 20th according to the stickie note at werk... If I'm wrong well what can I say... but if I'm right: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Werner ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch A small but enthusiastic group gathered on Sunday for lunch. Temperatures in the mid 80s and summertime adventures seem to have kept the crowds away. We could have solved 'World Problems' if we would have had a larger gathering, but we did alright with the 5 people we had. Attending were Gloria FALLS Evans ('58), Jim Evans (spouse), Ralph BEAN ('58), Barbara Bean (spouse) and Rick VALENTINE ('68). -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) How'd I get lumped into a conversation about Kevin Costner and Harrison Ford? I'm honored! Okay, here are some upcoming dates!: Aug. 27-28th Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, OR Sept. 15-22 on tour with Pam Tillis ND/SD/WY/MT Oct. 9-15 on tour with Pam Tillis in Alaska Oct. 22-23 in concert with Johnny Mathis, Bergen NJ Nov. 27 in concert with Johnny Mathis, Windsor ONT Dec. 4th in concert with Johnny Mathis, Fresno, CA I'm other places too... those are the good ones! -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Marilyn DeVINE ('52), Marsha LAWELL ('60) Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61), Susan BAKER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Greetings to all. After about 3 months of feeling absolute euphoric joy with daughter Sandra's progress against the metastasized colon cancer... reports were that she had just 1 growing tumor (down from 4) and she was able to teach the last 6 weeks of school (!) which was a wonderful "gift" for her... 3 weeks ago she was started on a 5FU chemical regimen via pump, then doctors were planning surgery for the one... a new report, which she got from the surgeon just Friday, revealed 4 "live" tumors. The one in her liver, which had not changed in months and which they believed was "dead", ate up the radio-active injection so fast, they couldn't believe it. Thankfully, other vital organs seem to be clear. Long story short, she has been accepted into a trial treatment in Spokane. For now the plan is, they will see how that goes, then do surgery and take out everything they can find. This plan may buy her a few more years. This is a devastating blow after we believed she was doing so well. I fly to Alaska this afternoon (yesterday by the time you read this) and thought I'd be there 6 or 7 weeks and caravan out with friends. With this new terrible situation, I will likely not stay that long. Sandra has every intention of going up to see family and friends when she can work it in with her treatment schedule. She wants SO MUCH to live long enough for her granddaughter to remember her!!!!! My mother died when Sandra was 3-1/2 and she isn't sure if she actually remembers her or if the "memories" are fragments from stories and photos. She also wants very much to teach this fall. Prayers and positive thoughts are always welcomed. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in Richland... with a very heavy heart **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marsha LAWELL Hathcox ('60) I'd like to submit a death notice for the Sandstorm. Re: death notice for the Dust Storm From: Rosalee ROWE Fredrickson ('52) Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:25:50 -0700 To: Marsha LAWELL Hathcox ('60) Marsha, I'd like to submit a death notice for the Dust Storm, and don't begin to know how to go about it. I thought as editor, you could either handle this for me, or let me know who to contact. Edmund C Roddy ('52) died 7-15-2010 in Phoenix, AZ Thank you, Rosalee ROWE Fredrickson ('52) -Marsha LAWELL Hathcox ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61) In the 7/20/2010 sandstorm, Patty JONES Ahrens ('60) mentioned a relationship between Alzheimer's and turmeric. Here are a couple of articles that might be of general interest: World Health Organization summary on Alzheimer's Study by UCLA & VA on the chemical in turmeric that is believed to reduce Alzheimer's Indian food is delicious and turmeric is one of the ingredients in those tasty curries. Sounds like a great way to get healthy, at least as regards Alzheimer's. On the other hand, India has one of the highest cancer rates in the world and that might also be tied to diet, perhaps the ghee and cream so prevalent in north Indian cuisine. It seems like everything has it's yin and yang. -Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Susan BAKER ('64) I am organizing this Great Rivers of Europe trip for March, 2011 and would love to have you join me. Grand Circle Travel is a wonderful company to travel with. Please visit the link below to see what the cruise is all about. I had a wonderful, relaxed time on the Belgium/Holland trip last year. If you have any questions for me please email me. -Susan I am happy you and your Group have decided to join Grand Circle Travel next year on our "The Great Rivers of Europe" tour! About booking the March 10, 2011 departure date, please advise those wanting to join to you to proceed as follows: Here is a link to this incredible tour: 1) Call Grand Circle Travel Reservations at 800-597-2452 opt# 2 2) Mention "Service Code" G1-23022 (this points the agent to the HOOVER GROUP space) to make a reservation. 3) Deposit is $500 per person. Please encourage those committed to make their reservations at their earliest convenience. Kindly note for 2011, those who prepay their trip as PART of our "Good Buy Discount", will not only receive A savings, but will be price protected against any potential fuel increase imposed by the airlines. fOR further information on this and other terms and conditions, please go to: -Susan BAKER Hoover('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Ed Roddy ('52) ~ 8/9/34 - 7/15/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER (64) Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) - 1944 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula VINTHER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Piippo honored by WIBCA On Thursday, July 22nd, the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association will induct the late Toivo Piippo into its hall of fame. -Gary BEHYMER (64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Two Bomber deaths now in the TC Herald Elizabeth A. RIGGINS ('72-RIP) Steven S. SEMMERN ('74-RIP) -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom TRACY ('55) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: Tribute to Coach Toivo Piippo To: Ray STEIN ('64) and RHS players/coaches for honoring one of our finest coaches Memory to our 9th Grade Coach, teacher and friend ...1951 Chief Joseph Jr. High The attached U of Oregon Archives in 1938-39 NCAA Championship Team Picture had one "unidentified" player and it appears one "misidentified" player. I believe the 4th player from the left in the top row is Toivo Piippo. He has the classic Piippo features and unforgettable, "knowing smile". I remember the 1951 opening of Chief Joseph Jr. High School in Richland when coach joined the new faculty. That same expression and slight grin came when he would tape our ankles after a sprain remarking, "You know how to stop this from happening to your -ankles?... You gotta keep these ankles outta the joints!" Coach had nearly every 9th grade boy try out for the team in that first season at Chief Jo. He gave us all a fair chance to play. In 1951, Coach Piippo never talked about his U of O "Tall Firs" team or his B-25 missions in WWII. He was modest, with a great sense of humor, the patience of the biblical "Jobe", and a master of individual basketball techniques, not usually acquired by coaches at Jr. High School, high school or college level. One valuable technique he taught us was to be unafraid to push, shove, or throw our own teammate out of the way when a tight screen was set on us (sometimes our teammate would be pressing the screener and blocked us fighting our way around the screen). "They'll never call a foul on you for shoving your own team mate out of the way." It was a most valuable technique for players with coaches who didn't want players "switching" during a screen. Coach Piippo was way ahead of his time. He, like our 1955 high school coach, Art Dawald, taught and choreographed individual techniques in slow motion so that everyone had a chance to learn them well and make them automatic responses. I'll never forget his patience with 9th grade boys trying to survive at a time when hormones clashed with adolescent acne as frantic "transferred" students readjusted to one more school move. We adapted once again to being separated from half their classmates at the opening of a new school; and settled in, amidst the dust of newly plowed and planted lawn, faculty and curriculum. Lots of quick decisions and choices for the student body members... "The student body chose Chief Joseph Warriors" (mascot later "sanitized" into a falcon or other raptor); chose school colors Blue and Gold. Establishing a band, orchestra, cheerleaders, and class officers. It was good to attend and study in another million dollar plus facility (criticized by some congressional delegations as extravagant) although being away from half of our 8th grade pals at Carmichael Jr. High was the only negative... but we rejoined them in 1952 at RHS for three of the best years of our lives in one of America's best towns to "grow up in". Coach Piippo accompanied a cadre of outstanding faculty and principal, Robert Chisholm (later Supt. of Schools). Our year was packed with adjustments, homework and the new "National School Assembly" Programs. No better time for a great man to enter his championship career as one of our greatest coaches, friends and educators. Recalling Toivo Piippo as a teacher and coach puts a smile on my face and creates a good feeling as I remember being in his classes and on his basketball court. His family, former students and basketball players will get the same satisfaction and pleasure in remembering Coach Piippo when they think about the years, friends, faculty and events at Chief Joseph Jr. High. He was a real-life Richland legend. I'm proud to have known him and called him "Coach". -Tom TRACY ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See articles about Toivo Piippo on the bomber Sports website: -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Celebrate Jim Fleming's Life! I know that you will all agree with me that Jimmy (Jim, his big boy name) FLEMING ('65-RIP) was a huge part of the '65ers' and '66ers' lives... he was, of course, far more than that. He was a shining star in this world of ours and tho I wasn't privileged to see him often when I did see him I was filled with the friendship of years. As we all did with Pook ('63-RIP) & Shelley ('63-RIP), we all had Fleming stories... maybe not quite in the same category, but great stories all the same. Though I'll be heading out for a few weeks in some of the hinterlands of Canada, a memorial will be held for Jim On Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N Country Homes Blvd., Spokane from 2pm to 4pm. I am sending an announcement with pix to the Sandstorm as well to make sure you all get it. [Sorry, folks, all that came thru was ONE picture, but David did a good job of imparting all the necessary information from the flyer... just missing two pictures... See this URL in the flyer: -Maren] My blast email list is outdated and it takes me a bit of time to delete all the old addresses that keep it from mailing so I am doing this note a little less personally and hope it will be circulated among Jim's many, many friends in Bomberville. I expect Jim's Celebration will be attended by tons of you just as Freddie SCHAFER's ('63-RIP) was in Vancouver, WA. I wish I could be there with you all. Please mark the date and time and be there or be square (ok old and silly but do it)... oh yeah... by the way, I was right on Werner's Birthday... thanks goodness! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Gary CROW ('65) Mick HEMPHILL ('66), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGHAN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb CRAWFORD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Mr. Piippo The one thing I remember from Mr. Piippo's class was that he mentioned that Finland, his home country, was the only nation to have fully repaid it's World War II debt in total. I thought that was pretty significant and it must have impressed me as I still remember that comment today at age 72. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary CROW ('65) Re: Celebrate Jim FLEMING's ('65-RIP) To: David RIVERS ('65) David, Thanks for the heads up and sorry I could not hang more at the reunion. Ma Crow needed most of the time the last visit. Jim FLEMING was one of my favorite people in the world. Jim, Wayne LUKENS ('65-RIP) and I were in on the infamous BREW MASTER saga. As you may or may not know, Jim decided it was cheaper to make his own beer rather than hang out and have Dumes GAINES ('61-RIP) buy it for us! Of course the rest is history with the semi arrest. I will try and make it; the months of August and September are my busiest. Much love, Gary -Gary CROW ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Celebration for Jim FLEMING's ('65-RIP) I am planning on attending the Celebration of Jim's life in Spokane on August 8th. I will be driving up that day from Richland and returning after the services. If any friends would like to ride with me I have room for two, maybe three people. Please contact me at the above e-mail address and we can make arrangements for the ride. I plan to prepare some stories of growing up with Jim in the south end, but I am sure someone will have to read them for me. Another good friend and Bomber left us way too early. God bless Cheryl MORAN Fleming ('66) and their family. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Happy Birthday Best wishes go out today to one of my best friends growing up. Today, Saturday July 24th is on my calendar as Bill AYOTTE's (71) birthday. Bill and I went through Christ the King together and became best of friends in high school. Bill spent some time working with Val down at the Spudnut shop before moving over to help put at the Pancake House and beginning his career in the hospitality industry. There are many "adventures" I could share but I mainly remember Billy stepping up as the "man of the house" after losing his Dad in 1970. Bill did a pretty good job of looking after his Mom and siblings. He now owns the Creekside Restaurant on the north side of Seaside, OR on the west side of 101. Can't miss it and he makes Broasted Chicken that is out of this world. If you are in the area, drop in and see him. Also, remind him that his 40th class reunion is next year and that he really ought to try and make at least one of them. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) Marlene LARSEN ('56wb), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Just a note to tell you my husband, Bill Norton (NAB) passed away Wednesday, July 21st of lung diseases and lung cancer. His obituary can be found on the Einan's website. His memorial service will be Saturday, July 31 at 3:30pm at Einan's in Richland. -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Club 40 Annual Meeting Just looked at the Club 40 web page list of attendees for the upcoming Club 40 Annual Meeting. No activity since the 12th of this month. Figured there should be more what with the really big whoop-de-do's for those classes having major reunions this year. With the registrations now in hand, the meeting could be held in the lobby. Remember, this year the Club is saying no to walk ups. You have to be registered in order to get (or is it eat?). And there is a deadline for registrations coming soon (the latter part of August). So, like Dean Martin used to sign off, keep those cards and letters (of registration) comin' in folks. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in warm Mount Angel, OR cooling my heels waiting on Homer Davenport Days in near by Silverton, OR. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Check out Dog Tricks I just had Adobe Flash installed on my new computer so now I can watch this. Note from the person who sent it to me: I have no idea how they do this: TYPE IN a command and see what happens: sit, roll over, down, stand, sing [speak], dance, shake, fetch, play dead, etc., Make sure you type in "Kiss" too, but do it last. -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Tom TRACY's ('55) entry in the Alumni Sandstorm 07/23/2010 "I believe the 4th player from the left in the top row is Toivo Piippo." Perhaps Mr. Piippo was NOT available for the photo because he did not play in the game? Wasn't he in the hospital at the time? Here are photos from the 1939 Oregana Yearbook from the University of Oregon. (Behymer collection) The second is a team photo while the first is Toivo's sophomore pic from the annual. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Anna May WANN ('49), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Judy CAMERON ('60), Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Club 40 Annual Meeting To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), Reason for the delay in entries is partly my fault. Some of the registrations are going directly to Richland and then have to be snail mailed over to me in Bothell. Rather than putting into the computer I have been playing with my grandkids. This was the week-end of "Grandma's Annual Golf Tournament". Filled up 3 tee- times. My son came over from Idaho to join us since his sons were working and couldn't make it. Went to my Grandson's in Duvall for a BBQ afterwards and the last guest just left a few minutes ago (Sunday afternoon). Burt PIERARD '(59) can't update the page until "Grandma" here gets the info into him. Should be sending a new entry later this evening after I read my 52 e-mails that came in today. Also have to pick up yesterday's mail and see if there are any new entries. Will start the process of name tags sometime this week as I leave for Nashville the week of the annual meeting in September and won't get to see any of you lovely people this year. Will be thinking of you though, I promise. Also Jean WILLIAMSON Dreher ('49) is planning a luncheon for the classes of '40s and possibly the class of '50, that weekend so let me know if you are interested and I will have Jean get in touch with you. As Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) says "Bombers Have Fun!!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ from Beautiful, sunny Bothell, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [Marlene's entry is a repeat of yesterday's entry -- I forgot to put the "cute puppy: link... and I've added another interesting link today - completely different subject. --Maren] **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Check out Dog Tricks I just had Adobe Flash installed on my new computer so now I can watch this. Note from the person who sent it to me: I have no idea how they do this: TYPE IN a command and see what happens: sit, roll over, down, stand, [speak], dance, shake, fetch, play dead, etc., Make sure you type in "Kiss" too, but do it last. Re: Year of your birth, very interesting and different I've received e-mails about the year of your birth' before... This one is completely different. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll find it very interesting. -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy CAMERON Ayers ('60)O Re: 50th Reunion - Class of 1960 Hey, Class of 1960, Let's make sure we ALL are at the 50th Reunion Sept 10-12 at the Red Lion! It promises to be a great reunion, especially if we are all there. Registration deadline is August 25th and is coming up fast. The reunion committee is working hard to put everything in place for a fabulous weekend. We also have just found out that our class foreign exchange student, Ayla OZAR Unal, is flying in from Turkey to be at the reunion. She lived with Linda SEATON our senior year. Linda is coordinating the trip with Ayla to make sure all goes well with her getting to Richland. What a treat to see her again and she is so excited to see all of us again after 50 years! I have been in contact with many classmates this past month and am so happy so many of you are going to be there. Please get your registration forms in soon so others know YOU are coming when they see the attendee list on the Bomber website. Also everyone needs to send in the info for the Class Booklet whether you are coming or not. Many are making huge efforts to come from afar. Even a classmate from Jefferson School, Lynn Wolte, who moved away before going to Chief Jo, is coming from Charlotte, NC. She figures this is the only time she will see all those still very familiar friends from Jefferson School. She remembers everyone! Please email or call any classmates you know so that we are all connecting with each other. We all need some encouragement to get there, some need more encouragement than others. It is surprising how one email can help someone decide to make the trip. Those of you who live in the Tri Cities, no excuse for you guys, be there! It makes no sense to miss it.... When else will some of us ever see each other again since we are scattered all over the country? No sense to wait for the 60th Reunion! This is the perfect time to show up and be there and see what 50 years has done to our skinny little bodies of yesterday. Thankfully we are at the stage of our lives where we can laugh and say, who cares?! Be there! Can't wait to see you all! -Judy CAMERON Ayers ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) To: Betty BELL Norton ('51) I remember Bill. I remember one time he helped Daddy (Raymond Mallory) dig up and cave in the old oil drum in the yard. I used to babysit your kids. My sister, Karen ('71) tells me sometimes when she runs into some of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Beth RIGGINS ('72) ~ 5/30/54 - 7/16/2010 >>David HAUGEN ('88) ~ 8/1/69 - 7/19/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Burt PIERARD ('59) Marj QUALHEIM ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Sandy CLARK ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) I would say happy birthday to you, Anna WANN ('59), but I don't think you have had many birthdays to speak of the way you kicked your heels at grandmas golf tournament. Keep kickin', Anna babe. -Dick McCOY (class of ' **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Judy CAMERON Ayers ('60) Re: Your Exchange Student attending your 50th Reunion Congratulations! It looks like the good ol' Class of 1959 started a trend last year. Now I don't want to hear from all the kids saying "What's the big deal? We had our Exchange Student(s) at our 35th, 40th, 45th or whatever." Wait until you find out what a difficult task it is to just find people for a 50th, what with many hours of poring through the Social Security Death List, etc. Bomber Cheers, Bur-t PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Reunion committee meeting Class of 1960 Reunion committee meeting will be held at Rosys Diner located at 404 Bradley Landing Blvd., across from the Hampton Inn in Richland. Meeting will begin at 6:00 PM Wednesday July 28, 2010. All Class of 1960 members and spouses are welcome. I hope to see you there. -Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Finally it looks like my mother-in-law will be moved into a 24 hour care facility this week. It has been a long and difficult process, and sadly, legally it is not over yet... but I want to thank everyone for their prayers... now hopefully by the end of the week, I can start enjoying the beautiful state of Washington, and visit family and friends, then head down to California and Nevada to visit more family and friends, including my grandson, who will be starting first grade soon... then I will return to being a preacher's wife in Indiana,and hopefully most of the humidity will be out of the air by then... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sandy CLARK Chamberlin ('71) Re: '71 in 2011 Reunion Planning Meeting Attention Local class of '71ers. We are having our first meeting to set a date & place for our 40th class reunion. Join us at the Towne Crier on Tuesday, August 10th at 7pm. If you have any suggestions for the reunion that you want considered and cannot attend please call or email Pat HARTY ('71) or Sandy CLARK Chamberlin Also give us a call if you plan to come so we pick adequate space at the Crier. Hope to see you -Sandy CLARK Chamberlin ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/10 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: New great-grand-daughter Born July 24, 2010 Caitlyn Elizabeth Eroh, 21 inches, 7lbs 6 oz. Mother Jessie and daughter doing just fine. Jessie's sister Adina is there to help for a few days. Adina and husband Brian and 3 children live in Buffalo. Jessie is the youngest daughter of my oldest daughter Debbie (RIP). When Jessie graduated from the Culinary Academy she married Aaron Eroh. They had been best friends since the second grade. Both attended the same private christian schools all the way through high school. They live in the Phoenix area. This makes 6 great-grand-children for me. Can't wait to get down there and hold her. "Happiness is great-grand-children" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ off to Alaska again Tuesday afternoon for 4 days of business. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Jim MATTIS ('68) conducted himself in a spectacular manner in the Senate Confirmation Hearings today. American troops are in good hands with Jim at the helm in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let's hope that there is a speedy end to the conflict, under the close and constant supervision of General Jim Mattis, USMC. -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora HUGHES ('55), "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Betsy FOX ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) Happy Birthday to my brother, Tom HUGHES ('56), on the 29th of July and a belated Happy Birthday to my sister-in-law, Agnes. Hers was on the 23rd of July and somehow it got past me. Love you both! -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Your yesterday's Alumni Sandstorm posting on General James MATTIS' ('68) performance in the Senate Confirmation Hearings. I echo your statement and well wishes, "American troops are in good hands with Jim at the helm in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let's hope that there is a speedy end to the conflict, under the close and constant supervision of General Jim Mattis, USMC." Brad, thanks for the phone call, to let me know that the hearing was finally being televised on C-SPN-1. I had checked for it all day, but figured that I missed it, or it might have been on C- SPN-3, which I do not get. As I watched, I was in awe of Jim's knowledge, conduct, and command presence, demonstrated in front of the Senate Committee. And, I am most confident that he will be confirmed soon! It is still somewhat difficult, despite the fact that I am about nine years older than Jim, for me to accept the reality that I, a mere Sergeant of Marines many years ago (make that last century), nowadays, on special occasions, have a beer and conversation with this USMC Four Star General, who always insists that I call him, "Jim!," rather than, "Sir!" All who are Marines, will recognize how contrary to Marine Corps History and Tradition, such an act is for even a former enlisted Marine (who always appropriately ... addressed any officer as "Sir!" or Ma'am!"). As a Marine, and a Richland Bomber, I consider myself most fortunate to be a friend and associate of this Marine, who was already, but is now more than ever, destined to be a genuine historical figure among Bombers, Marines, and all Americans. We local Marines had "somewhat selfishly" hoped to see Jim, "our friend," become the Commandant of Marines. But, he always maintained that he preferred to remain in the "combat arena" where he could be a part of "fighting the good and worthwhile fight." He had actually talked of finally retiring from our beloved Marine Corps (after, I believe about 36 years of service), coming home to live in this area, and joining some of we "local Marines" in our cherished annual hunting exploits. But, apparently bigger responsibilities and tasks awaited him. When confirmed as CENTCOM, he is on his way to accomplishing even bigger things for our nation and the international community. SEMPER FI, GENERAL! And, GO BOMBERS! -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ "No longer as mean, most definitely not as lean, but still (and always), a MARINE! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Congratulations To Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Welcome new great-grand-daughter, Caitlyn Elizabeth Eroh. That is a great name for a Leo woman. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) Re: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and 6 great grandchildren... Ahhh, gee. I'm just glad to have 2 healthy, happy adult sons. Would be fun to have plain old ordinary grandchildren some day (not the ones where 'my Chief Jo kid can eat more By's Burgers French fries than your Carmichael kid')- can't even imagine GREAT grandchildren! But congratulations to you to be the head of such a clan. I bet it feels great. Maybe the Scots (my heritage) were too busy fighting and pillaging to produce many offspring and I got that gene! -Betsy FOX Vance ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hip Hip Hooray! A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tom HUGHES ('56) on the 29th of July and a big CONGRATULATIONS to General Jim MATTIS ('68) on his performance during the Senate Confirmation Hearings. You are both two of my biggest heroes! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Funeral Notices today: Gus KEENEY ('57), Mick HEMPHILL ('66) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan CROSS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: General Jim MATTIS ('68) Congrats to our Bomber, General Jim MATTIS, USMC!!!!! Now, GO GET 'EM, GENERAL JIM!!!!!..... SEMPER FI ..... -Gus KEENEY ('57) ~ from Sunny West Richland looks like it's going to be a great motorcycle day!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Happy Birthday to brother Tom Just wanted to wish my big brudder, Tom HEMPHILL ('62) a Happy Birthday on the 31st of July. I am not sure how old he says he is, but what ever he says, I am three years younger than that! We will have to have one of cousin Jim's occasional beers to celebrate. I am looking forward to celebrating with you. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hope this works........... I was totin' my pack along the long dusty Winnemucca road, When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load. "If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride." And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside. He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand. And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land! I've been everywhere, man. I've been everywhere, man. Crossed the desert's bare, man. I've breathed the mountain air, man. Of travel I've had my share, man. I've been everywhere. I've been to: Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma, Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo, Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer I've been to: Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana, Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana, Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa, Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa, Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake, Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake. I've been to: Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika, Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica, Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport, Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina, Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a. I've been to: Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado, Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika, Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika, Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity. Wait, wait, wait... that's not what I was gonna say... ya see I'm heading for Canadia for two weeks and I knowed I wuz gonna miss a whole buncha birthdays and was tryin' to figger out how'd I'd post with no computer in the way out hinterlands... It reminded me of an old Hank Snow song... you know... the one I just sung for ya... and with that I will wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY (and in some cases Anniversary) to the following: 7/30 - Gregor HANSON ('65) 7/31 - Tom HEMPHILL ('62 8/01 - Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) 8/01 - Dennis HASKINS ('66 8/3 and 8/4 - the BEHYMERs ('64 & '65 Lion) 8/04 - Roger FISHBACK ('62) 8/04 - Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65 8/04 - Kenny DALL ('64) 8/05 - Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) 8/06 - Mike SHEERAN ('66) 8/07 - Freddie Schafer ('63-RIP) and Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) 8/08 - Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and Kathie MOORE Adair ('69)!!!!! Sure hope I didn't miss anybody but we all know I did (Missed Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) on the 27th) so I know I'm always one or two short. I'm sorry to hafta miss Jim FLEMING's ('65-RIP) Celebration of Life on 8/8/10 at the Son's of Norway, 6710 N. Country Homes blvd, Spokane from 2-4 PM and the '65ers' 45th Reunion on the weekend of 8/13/10!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Steve Semmern ('74) ~ 1956 - 7/10/2010 >>Walter Menefee ('49) ~ 1931 - 4/22/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 07/31/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2010 ~ August, 2010