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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 ~ 08/01/2010 ~ HAPPY 12th BIRTHDDAY, ALUMNI SANDSTORM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Derrith PERSONS ('60wb), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Vic MARSHALL ('71) 08/01/1998 - ALUMNI SANDSTORM STARTED BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CRUM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann ENGEL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HASKINS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne PETERSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula SAUCIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim EDGAR ('79) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) Re: Bomber lunch Class of '60 family and friends the first Saturday of every month we get together break bread and enjoy talking ... why not join us? our next lunch is.... August 7th, 2010 11:30 am Sterlings 890 G.W. Way. Richland! we hope to see you there!! classmate, -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Ebbets Field Flannels now has a Tri-City Atoms hat, circa 1965, for sale. Now if they would only come out with a product from across the street, say a Social Club muscle shirt circa 1965. Then they would have the proverbial better mouse trap. Can you spell, Pet Rock? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Dad gum it I knew it I knew it I knew it! Good thing I rechecked my sticky notes before leavin for Haida Guaii!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to two of my favorite Bomber-babes: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) on the 10th and Patty SPENCER ('65) on 8/12/2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See ya in a couple of weeks, y'all! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Happy Birthday Somewhere. somehow, I had an alert pop up this morning on my computer that Sunday, August 1st is Paula SAUCIER Perez' ('71) birthday. Paula was the nicest and prettiest Nun wannabe I ever knew. Back in our Christ the King days, we held an annual Book Fair to get people to buy books for the school library. Looking back on it... it was pretty much the kids going to CKS at the time (and their parents) who bought the majority of the books. I think to promote this event (more probably to get the kids buttering up their parents), the nuns held some sort of pageant and had the kids dress up and "impersonate" one of their favorite literary or historical characters. I believe Paula ended up dressed to the nines as Mother Cabrini (now St. Francis Cabrini). I tease her to this day about it. I also remember that I wanted to "impersonate" the great Rocky Marciano... the only Heavyweight to ever retire undefeated, as far as I know. Although he was a great Catholic Italian-American, he was not the role model the nuns were looking for and I refused to be some devout guy like Francis of Assisi... so I was summarily dropped from the festivities. The nuns were a tough lot... made Simon and his Idol crew look lame. BTW... the nuns would have had a thing or two to say about worshipping those false idols we create on TV today. Remember... these were the days of Sound of Music and Nuns were at the height of popularity... the Singing Nun had her big hit... Dominique and Sally Field was flying around ABC as the Flying Nun. Nun-hood was at its pinnacle!!! Free love and Woodstock were not far in the future but for one brief moment there was that quintessential Holy Roman Camelot. Have a great Birthday, Paula... and thanks for the memories. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 08/02/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet WILGUS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick STALEY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl HALL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60), Mike BRADY ('61) Kerry FORSYTHE ('64), Mike FRANCO ('70) Lisa PETERSON ('71), Vic MARSHALL ('71) Greg ALLEY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra Anne CRANE ('71) LION/BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today/Tomorrow: Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Everyone must be on vacation with no Sandstorms. As a public service I can be counted on to fill the void, like a drip in a bucket but its all I got. A couple of photos for your consideration. Happy Summer. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Court I elected to dispute a failure to yield ticket. I go to court August 13. I will represent myself. I subpoenaed the officer who saw the events play out. I believe it was the other party who failed to yield. My car was totaled. Fortunately, there were no injuries. I've never been in court to represent myself. Do any of you attorneys or arm chair attorneys have any suggestions that will help me in court? Thanking you in advance... -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Re: Not enough entries for real Sandstorm I am seeing the "not enough for real Sandstorm" more often. I am pretty guilty myself as I read the Sandstorm daily, but never send in any entries. I would hate to see the Sandstorm go away due to lack of interest. I will endeavor to be a participant in the future rather than the sideline reader I have been in the past. -Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Paula SAUCIER ('71) Happy b-day. Hard for me to believe you are really over 40 now. I remember all those really fun days out on the river pretending I was there because of your brother! Anyway, even though you never admitted it, I know I was always your favorite Jewish Richland guy. Happy B-day! To: Dick STALEY ('69) Face it, Staley, you are STILL older than I am!!!! Tell me again what that was in that jar of peanuts... Happy bday to the guy who ran the best and cheapest prefab card and beer parlor in Richland. -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lisa PETERSON ('71) To: Annie PETERSON Shiffer ('69) Annie, Happy Birthday [8/1] and best wishes to you sorry, a day late... Just remember I love you. -Lisa PETERSON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: More August Birthdays A flurry of activity on the birthday front this week. David RIVERS ('65) is my hero... how the heck he keeps up with all the birthdays he tracks is beyond me... I can't seem to manage one class year very effectively. I missed Dennis STREGE ('71) today, 8-2-2010 and it was on my calendar... I just neglected to review it yesterday. Hope you had a great birthday, Dennis. To be on the safe side... I will send out birthday wishes to the people I DO have on my calendar for the remainder of this week. On Tuesday, August 3rd, I show Dick SPITALERI ('71) and Lance WILLIS ('70). Dick was one of the "cool" guys in our class and seemed to get along with just about everyone. I am hoping that I can get his picture from our senior annual scanned and posted to the class of '71 website so everyone can admire his picture as one the Senior Tolo Princes!!! '71 Website: Although I am not actively tracking the class of 1970, Lance has been my bestest and closest friend for so many years, I simply MUST recognize him. I know he is looking forward to convening with the rest of you old class of '70 geezers in a couple of weeks. I understand he and Billy WEDBERG ('70) will be terrorizing the golfers at Sham-Na-Pum on Friday morning of your reunion weekend, I have not heard whether Mike FRANCO ('70) will be unofficially in attendance for the golfing or if he will be holding court down at the tennis courts at Riverside park but I am sure a good time will be had by all. Wednesday, August 4th is Margi BROUNS Eaton's ('71) Birthday. I have not seen Margi in YEARS but we kind of keep in touch through Facebook. Hope you have a great birthday, Margi. All for now. A chance to plug a couple of causes. Efforts have started to organize our 40th class reunion next year. If you want to get involved, I think the 1st meeting is on Tuesday, August 10th at the Towne Crier in Richland... I think 7:00 is the start time. We will also be looking for "lost" classmates. I am also ALWAYS looking for old class (or other photos) for our class website, I can scan and return originals. I have all 3 years of our high school annuals and will get our 10th and 11th grade class photos posted soon. I am still looking for Junior High and Grade School pictures. Please let me know if you have memorabilia you would be willing to share. It's not doing much good up in the attic and I am sure it would bring a smile to someone out there!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From sultry Michigan, where we are 3 weeks from the world's largest one day car event... the Woodward Dream Cruise. Amazing that there are THAT MANY old cars still out there. IF you are anywhere close to Detroit on August 21st... make it a point to attend!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) Re: R2K Just wanted to say thanks for all the efforts to try and pull off a reunion this summer. I attended the basketball game and it was pretty neat to see everyone show up in good shape and play hard. I think class of 1974 was the oldest player in this one. Wish we would have had that nice, newer gym in 2000 with air conditioning. The salute to Bombers who served their country was really well done and I saw a few names that died for their country that I wondered what had happened to them over the years. Re: West Richland golf course I see the new clubhouse being built and it looks like a real nice building, maybe too good for that course. The old little league field down the road from the golf course is now storage for construction debris, although the fence, flag pole, and remnants of the field still stand. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ In the old hotbox of Richland with normal hot August temps. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Marlene LARSEN ('56wb), "Martie" WADE ('57) Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60), Patti JONES ('60) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Jeanie WALSH ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Gary BEHYMER (64) Ray STEIN ('64), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DALL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judie HEID ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margy BROUNS ('71) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Yesterday/Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) married Janis Cook ('65 Lion) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) & Mary BENNETT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: New web link The link below is pretty cool. Put your mouse on any of the dots and see what the newspaper for that city is headlining. Thought this might be good for those of you with family in other parts of the country to find out what is going on in their neck of the woods!!! -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) Re: Representing yourself in court To: Mike BRADY ('61) Having worked for a District Attorney and also another attorney in private practice, I would not suggest representing yourself. That's like trying to be your own mechanic (if you're not one). It never turns out good. Good luck to you! Let us know. -Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Re: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Hi Little Brother: Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Great to know you are back in the Northwest - Hope to see you more often! Love you! -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Richland Re: Sandstorm entries One thing the Bombers can always count on as long as I am hosting luncheons is my two announcements per month. Apologies to the luncheon group. I haven't done the entries since and pictures since about March. Will do everything this month to get on it. I'm finally on a better medication for me and doing a lot better. Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish. WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 2010 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Gray building with red trim just past the Yakima Bridge on the right heading west from Richland on the right side) TIME: 1:00 P.M. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland I do have to admit after almost six years of being here the heat finally got to me. Still love it here and it is a part of it. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Mike BRADY ('61) I recall that when I was a very green sophomore on the JV football team, I was advised to stay out of the grill of a lofty sophomore team member, "that tough guy, Brady." I always steered clear. With this happy memory in mind, here are my (non-attorney) thoughts about collisions on the roadway... Acting as your own defense in traffic court, against a police officer who is also witness, is an uphill battle. But first, from your description (e.g., your car totalled, no injuries) can we conclude that your car suffered front end damage and that there were no posted "yield" signs? If so, then IF the other car was hit on the driver's side, you are almost certainly in trouble. Coming from the right he has the right of way. But IF he was hit on the passenger side, then you have the right of way, more or less, depending on the timing of your arrivals at the intersection. So, my advice goes something like this: FIRST, express profound remorse for reluctantly requiring the absence of a fine officer from his appointed rounds, to appear in court (like him, you should wear a tie). SECOND, acknowledge the fine job the officer did in noticing that you might not have reacted to the developing situation with sufficient skill as to hit the brakes microseconds earlier. Then, THIRD, propose that in your particular case the driving manual provides an applicable rule of the road to prevent the need for unreasonably high precision driving skills -- especially against the elderly (!!!) -- and that by the published rules of the road you had the right of way (assuming that of the two cars, you were the one approaching on the right). In passing, you might even express innocent wonderment that the officer recorded no witnesses other than himself and you. Your defense now depends on the facts and on showing respect -- and on looking the judge and the witness/officer kindly and straight in the eye. I have heard that simply taking the time to show up at court can incline the judge toward leniency if he/she is not forced to actually choose between supporting the driver and the officer. But be careful since "failure to yield" might be the least of other charges that could have been made. If all else fails and you're feeling a bit wreckless, then consider throwing caution to the wind. Burst out that you are a Downwinder who has been victimized by the system long enough, and that you're not going to take it any longer!!! -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: Mike BRADY ('61) / Court Take all the pictures and any witness you have. Don't talk back to the judge or interrupt. Just state the facts very clearly and don't talk forever. That's the judge's job! Bomber Cheers, -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Library, where 2011 will be an entire year of celebrating the Presidents' 100th birthday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I'm not too confident in my good friend Mike BRADY's ('61) decision to represent his self in court, being that August 13th is a Friday. I'd normally be more than willing to drive him, being that his ride is no more. I'd have brought a big old sack of cherries and allowed myself to be served up as a character witness. Regrettably none of this will happen as I've been tapped to drive the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) to her 45th class reunion & clam bake, so Brady you're on your own. I did have a couple hours of instruction, maybe three, on the UCMJ as a MSIV Army ROTC cadet back in 1967. I have further experience as a spectator in proceedings concerning yours truly for various and sundry social indiscretions. But I would suggest: * Wear a suit and tie, preferably with braces to hook your thumbs under. You do have a suit don't you? A tie is one of those bright colored things people wear around their necks when they don't work for Seattle Parks & Rec. * Learn to talk like Foghorn Leghorn * Rent and watch DVDs of Inherit the Wind, Twelve Angry Men and Monkey Business where Groucho Marx plays a "shy lawyer". You bet I'm shy. I'm a shyster lawyer... * Devote some waking hours to watching Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown and reruns of Law and Order, Matlock, Perry Mason and Night Court. * You're going to need to put an Esquire behind your name, probably with a couple of asterisks. You further might want to purloin one of those "In Training" badges they wear at the Post Office and DMV just to clarify your status. * Leave your whistle at home, shout "I Object" if things start moving tOo fast, and absolutely no High Fives should things start going your way. Good luck and let me know when visiting hours are. I'll be back Sunday the 15th and will bake you a cake. See if you can get me Lindsay Lohan's autograph. -Jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Richland Memories Richland Summersthe smell of 'the river'... DDT & the music from the 'ice cream man'! Anyone got an extra dime for a crunch bar? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: R2K+10 Pictures I found these pictures that may be of interest to Sandstorm Readers. One of them shows members of the class of '64 trying to line up for the "R" picture at R2K+10. As you can see, I have fallen asleep on my feet, but I think Darlene HUESTIES ('64) was saying, "Come on people, how hard can it be to get your feet on the blue line". Well, apparently it was very hard for classmates Gary WEBB ('64) and Jamie WORLEY ('64). Maybe someone else heard what Darlene said and could put a caption to the picture. The other pictures show the handiwork of Frank STRATTON ('64). Don't ask Frank for one of those cutting boards or you'll never get one. He prefers to surprise people! -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Why I don't like going back to Richland Things change all of the time, in all of our lives. Living on a farm since 2005 (except for the 6 months working in Boise), I see change all the time. I have become accustomed to the 'circle of life' -- animals born, live, and die. Even why my beloved German Shepherd, Lorelei, was killed in a freak farm accident last October, I accepted -- grieved, but accepted. It was just the way life goes. I now have a 4.5 year old working border collie (Tip) and an 11 week old standard poodle, Wilson (who I will train as a therapy dog -- & who is definitely NOT the 'foo-foo' kind of poodle!) And that, too is change -- and the movement of life forward, onward. Just examples of change that I accept, experience emotionally as well as rationally, and then get on with life. So why is it that the CHANGE in Richland makes me not like going back there? When I read in the 8/3/10 Sandstorm posting by Greg ALLEY ('73) that "The old little league field down the road from the West Richland golf course is now storage for construction debris, although the fence, flag pole, and remnants of the field still stand," I almost cried. For about a year I lived up the street from that little field, and used to take my then-preschool son and toddler son to watch games there. Later, although living in Richland, they both played on that field when the opponent was a W. Richland team with home field advantage. Anyway, with all the education and experience I have had in the field of human psychology/psychiatry, you'd think I could just sit down, work this out, and get past it. (i.e. My visceral negative response to changes in Richland.) But every time I learn of or see something more that has changed there ... especially something that was important to me, even if it was just a kind of crummy Little League field ... I just mourn the loss. And speaking of mourning losses -- those of you who have lost someone with whom you had an indescribable bond will be able to relate to this DIFFERENT kind of mourning: The house I inherited from Harlan FOOTE ('61-RIP) in February sold (albeit at 30K under original listing price), and I am driving in to town (Lewiston) today to sign the seller's docs in front of a notary, and Fed Ex the whole thing back. This closes another chapter (the selling of the house where we lived, and where he died with me at his side -- & with Thomas PEASHKA ('68), and my kids having helped care for him to the end) -- and it is nostalgic, but good to be done with that. His birthday is coming up on 8/9 -- would have been his 67th. Very sad to look at the photos from his 66th bday last year, wearing the Fort Collins T-shirt that I sent him (bought from E-Bay, which made it even more fun.) Because in June or July of this year, he was to have moved (with my help in picking out a place, etc.) to Fort Collins, CO. Planned to go back to school (some more), do a lot of mountain biking and hiking, etc. Hard to believe that on 8/18, he will have been dead for 6 months already. So I guess some changes just hit us harder than others -- are just harder to accept. Does anyone else have a problem going back to visit in Richland because of how it is 'no longer Richland', in so many ways? From an obviously rather 'down' -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) Happy Birthday wishes [on 8/3] to Richard (aka Magic Marlon, aka Rico, aka Never call me Francis) SPITALERI ('71). Dick, you were a great friend to many and a very studley ambassador of peace from The Hill in your Tolo King role. Life goes in circles and I was just in Decatur, AL last week. I think you picked me up there at the bus station after that cop ran me out of Memphis on the way to start our adventures in Muscle Shoals in 1970. We hitched across America together - nearly died on the Salt Lake flats... fled the Pasco riots together on that train to Portland, and I will not forget you as a great guy and one funny SOB. Hope life has been kind to you, that you have knees that still work, and you have a home full of people that love you. To: Greg "Boog" ALLEY ('73) I watched Pat REARDON ('72) and Mike HULTMAN ('72) jack consecutive homers over that West Richland little league fence off of Steve Cassidy - or might have been his brother - many moons ago. HAMTC won big that day. I caught Kent Rhoten for the win. Floyd Gates in the dug out and Mr. Hultman coaching third. Good times. Thanks for kindling the memory with your note on the golf course. -Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Mike BRADY ('61), "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Lonnie DRAPER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue ERICKSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCUE ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Club 40 Annual Meeting September 10, 11, 12 Time is flying fast so would like to put out a notice about a luncheon on Saturday, September 11th PLACE: Red Lion Hotel TIME: 2:00 pm LOCATION: Check in the lobby to find exact room Jean WILLIAMSON Dreher ('49) is putting together a no-host luncheon for all interested parties from the classes of the '40s. Either e-mail me, call me or call Jean to let us know how many are interested in attending. Also a word to the procrastinators: All registrations have to be in my hands by August 25th. That is the last day I can receive registrations as I am heading to Nashville and I have to get the name tags made and over to Connie [in Richland] before I leave. Remember there will be no walk-ins allowed this year so sit right down and write me that letter now!! I am going to miss seeing all of you so please attend and have a good time without me. I'll be thinking of you, promise!!!! Oh, I also forgot to thank Dick McCOY ('45) for taking 10 years off my age. In his note the other day he said I was from class of '59. And yes we had a great time playing golf, all 9 of us. Love those grandkids!! One grandson suggested we play 27 holes next year. 9 at the par-3 in Redmond and then 18 at putt-putt golf. Now that really sounds like fun!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), Club 40 Treasurer From Beautiful Bothell, WA where the sun just keeps on shining (for a change) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: Richland changes To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) I can certainly sympathize with you about returning to Richland and seeing all the changes. My family came here in 1948, so you can imagine the changes I have seen. Every time I look at all the hills covered with houses, it makes me a little angry. It is certainly not the same as when I grew up. I suppose by now I should just accept it. They call change, progress. Sometimes I just wish everything could stand still. I honestly believe that there was no greater time to grow up than in the fifties. It's a different world today, and it doesn't feel better to me. Newcomers to the area make remark about it being a small town, or not having something they had where they used to live. That really gets me going. I just want to tell them to go back where they came from and leave my "small town" for those of us who liked it when it was even smaller. OK that's my rant for the day. I am enjoying my retirement in this place I have called home for 58 years. Here is an excerpt from my autobiography about our arrival in Richland. Laura Dean Kirby Armstrong '55 When we left our Illinois farm, June 10th 1948, we were excited, just like all pioneers I suppose, but as with those old-timers, the glamor soon wore off. Long boring days and a hot crowded 1937 Buick with a canvas water bag hanging outside the front became less attractive each day. My dad has accused me repeatedly, of sticking my head in a book and failing to observe the wonders of travel available from the car windows as we passed through the never-before-seen places between there and here. I remember "coming to" when we first saw mountains. It was an awesome sight somewhere outside Denver, the "mile high" city. We pushed that old Buick over "Rabbit Ears" and "Berthoud" passes, pulling off on the shoulder to let her cool down, steam rolling from the overheated engine. We searched each night for a suitable, cheap motel. Late in the afternoon the routine would begin with mother looking at the map, selecting a town where we might spend the night. But as we reached each place, dad would decide we could go a bit farther and like any ten year old, I am sure I must have asked a hundred times if we were there yet. When he was suitably tired, the next town would have only one motel available and by then, we would be forced to take what was offered, too tired and hot to argue. This was before the days of Howard Johnson's, Holiday Inns or Comfort Suites. All that was available were privately owned units of ten or twelve rooms or cabins. These would be run by a family and were few and far between. We were lucky to get a few hours sleep. They were anxious to get there. I was not. I would have preferred to remain in Illinois where my world was perfect, or so it seemed. As I recall, it took a week to get to Washington, but it might have only seemed that long given the circumstances. Still, when you consider the condition of the hi-way system across the U.S. in those days, it was a fair accomplishment at that. The friends who had encouraged my parents to make this move, had told dad to go across the bridge at Pasco and come down through the "Y" area along the Columbia River and over the causeway into Richland. I am not certain of the exact date we arrived, but I believe it was the 18th of June. At any rate, it happened that the route they suggested was entirely under water, experiencing the worst flood of the area's history. When we tried to cross the Pasco-Kennewick Bridge, the National Guard was standing at either end along a makeshift dike of boulders about half the size of the car. They stood, their guns with affixed bayonets, at their side. They directed us to cross with caution. My mother was concerned that her china would be in pieces inside that little springless trailer after bumping across the huge rocks. We successfully navigated our way over the water to the other side, only to be told that we would have to altar our route and go into the surrounding hills, following the trail to Richland across "Bombing Range Road". Indeed, it had been the practice place for bombers during the war. That is because there was nothing there except sagebrush, sand and jack rabbits. As luck would have it, we arrived at shift change when nearly all of the Hanford employees were exiting Richland (where housing was limited or non-existent) to go home at the end of their work day. The dust over this temporary trail was about twelve inches deep and the temperature may have been about ninety degrees. I buried my head in the pillow in the back seat and cried as I tried to breathe through the dust and dirt and heat. "I want to go back," I pleaded between sneezes and tears. There was not a place to turn around, even if dad had been amenable, which of course, he was not. At last we pulled into town, or rather what passed as town at the time. We had missed downtown by being unable to enter on George Washington Way. There was a fire station, a drugstore, a grocery store and a gas station on Thayer Drive and Williams, where we stopped and pulled in to ask directions to our friends' house. Before we could ask, the attendant came out and said, "You must be Dean Kirby." Dad was duly impressed. At that time, everybody was from somewhere else and they all watched out for people from "home". Dad's old co- worker had informed this fellow that we were coming, hauling a trailer, from Illinois. He directed us to our friends, only about four blocks west and four blocks south of where we were. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Funny, funny, funny! To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62), & Jim HAMILTON ('63), You guys are toooo funny. :) It's 1:15am. You gave me a much needed laugh after spending the past 3-4 hours reading 'The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. -Mike BRADY ('61) P.S. Seriously, thanks to everyone for the information you provided. I will keep you informed. It's great to be a Bomber! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) The Nighthawks before the DDT wiped out their food! Regards -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Changes in Richland I don't come "home" often, but when I do, I notice the changes and I always end up crying over the way Richland is no longer that little town that I grew up in and knew so well. I miss all the open spaces... still amazes me that there are houses on Horse Heaven Hills and the open areas in West Richland that we hiked to from the "shelter-belt" on Elm now have houses on them... I miss the "old" Richland. those who never left, tell me the town is still the same, but it is NOT to me! It has changed and I miss it. but, Richland was and always will be "home", no matter how much "she" changes... there are still times when I wish I had never moved away. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA... temps are creeping back to triple digits and I will be hibernating as much as possible. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Current RHS photos Last weekend I was in Richland and took some current pictures of Richland High School. Most of us probably remember it as Columbia High School. If you haven't been to Richland in awhile or since the high school remodel you might find the current photos interesting. The photos are posted on the class of '68 website at -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lonnie DRAPER ('70) Re: The Travis Litchfield and Jason GLOVER ('91) Story A few years ago, a co-worker at Hanford asked me if I ever missed teaching, and, of course, I told her that there were many things that I missed. She asked for an example, and for some reason I told her the following story. When I finished and looked over, she was crying. Which was OK by me. I've been there. She asked me to write it down for her, so here it is, along with some Mr. Draper editorial and philosophical crap. I wish I was a better writer so everybody could know how it felt to be there, but here it is as well as I can tell it. It's about something Jason GLOVER ('91) did and every single word is true. The Super Cool Gift Jason GLOVER ('91) Gave to Mr. Draper The first big cross country race of the year was being held at Carmichael. I don't remember who was invited, but it seems like most of the Big 9 schools were there along with others from the area. I was a huge fan of the Cross Country kids. I identified with distance runners. They work their butts off with nobody watching, run where you can't always see them. They run for a reason other than fame and notoriety. So I became a quiet fanatic, traveled every year to Port Townsend for the State Meet and got to as many other meets as I could. So there I was at Carmichael waiting for the guys' race to start. They always started south of the baseball field, ran east along the fence and then turned toward the high school after they cleared the outfield fence. I first saw those stupid socks as the runners started to spread out as they neared Wellsian Way. I couldn't breathe very well. No mistake though. They were really there and they were all I saw. They were all I felt. Even from two hundred yards all I could see were black socks. I went to three or four people before getting an answer. "Who's wearing the black socks?" Finally somebody told me that it was Glover. He caught me off guard. I watched as he settled into his pace. I didn't really know how to feel. But if Jason wanted me to remember Travis Litchfield, he succeeded. Travis Litchfield walked into my classroom on a sunny September morning to begin his Junior year. I'd seen him run a lot of times, but I'd never heard the reason for the socks. "Hey, Travis, what's with the black socks? How come you wear black socks when you run?" He got that Litchfield smile that was more in his eyes than anywhere else and just said, "Take no prisoners." I never knew him to use a lot of words. So here I was watching Jason GLOVER ('91) run in black socks as a tribute to Travis Litchfield. The last time I saw Travis run was four months earlier at the District Track Meet. Jim QUALHEIM ('70) or Steve Potter had drafted me to be at the finish line and grab the kid who came in third, a dubious job considering only the top two qualify for state. So, in the sprints, they finish and all the spotters are grabbing kids. Even though we had finish line photos, it was stressful. You didn't want to grab a kid, have him think he was a certain place and then tell him different when the photo came down. As the races got longer it was less stressful. Finally, we got to the 2-mile race. Travis and two seniors, one from Pasco and one from Yakima, I think, left everybody else in a couple of laps. Three kids. Travis picked up his pace a little and they hung on. He picked up the pace a little more and a little more. He had decided to just try to run them into the ground. The next few laps he was absolutely relentless. Actually, I think that's a good word to describe his running style, relentless. He pulled away until he had a pretty good lead. With a lap to go, the seniors started their attack and slowly started to reel Travis back in. He still led into the home stretch. Everybody in the stands was going nuts. They caught him the last 10 yards of the race. I got to him and we just walked down the track, his arm around my neck, while he caught his breath. Finally, he said, "That's all I had, Coach." I said, "I know, Buddy." And I did know. Because every time Travis Litchfield ran, it was always all he had. Somebody came over and told him he had broken some record, I think the Richland High record. He didn't say anything, just gave me a look. Travis died that summer in an accident. So there I was watching Jason GLOVER ('91) running in black socks. And the longer I watched, the madder I got. I'm not saying what I did was right. I'm not saying it was wrong and I'm not asking for a vote. I've thought about it a thousand times since then. Every reason it was justified; every reason not. But it happened. Jason seemed to be running at a comfortable pace. I say "seemed" because maybe he was running hard, but it didn't feel that way to me. Where he was in the field didn't bother me. That it seemed to me that he wasn't committed did. So I got ready, and as he ran by me somewhere near the middle of the race, I yelled at him. "Glover, if you're gonna wear those black socks, I better see some Litchfield heart outta you right now!" In maybe three or four strides he was gone. He didn't start to sprint. It's hard to explain, but he just sped up to this hard, driving pace. I cut across the course everywhere I could and every time he passed me, he got an earful coming and going of, "If you're gonna look like Litch... " and, "If you're gonna wear those socks... " and "I wanna see some the Litchfield heart outta you," over and over. In the last mile, I don't know how many runners he passed. But it was a bunch. I can't think of any other words to describe it. For the rest of the race he was absolutely relentless. And I mean a fast relentless. I don't know what he was thinking. I don't even know if he was thinking. It was like his will had just made a decision that this was going to happen and his lungs and legs knew that complaining was a waste of time because he just wasn't listening. He passed a bunch of guys just on the last sprint to the finish. It was something out of a movie. It was inspiring. It was PERFECT. I don't know where he finished in the race. Don't know his time. I walked over to the area beyond the finish line and waited. I couldn't see Jason, but I knew he was the center of a group that had surrounded him. Everybody was hugging him trying to hang on to that feeling we had as we watched him run. I was willing to wait for as long as it took and honestly I was in no hurry. I just wanted to thank him. When he saw me, he pointed, his arm fully extended and he yelled, "You did it for me!" which, of course, I did not. He did it. Nobody else. His lungs burned. His legs throbbed. Nobody else. Jason's will alone created that moment. His alone. It was his determination and his commitment alone that made that moment in time special for me and everybody else. He got to me and hugged me almost as tight as I hugged him. I just said, "Thank you, Buddy. I haven't seen that much heart since last May." While he was hugging me, he was saying thanks to me and how what I was yelling made him want to run and all that crap. What was in my eyes was hanging in there and then I couldn't believe what he said. He said, "That's all I had, Mr. D." Somehow I got out the words, "I know, Buddy. I know." I let him go and got out of there and when I looked back through the blur, Jason was already surrounded again. Jason thought he was going to honor his friend by wearing black socks. For a minute, I thought, "Cool. I got to see that Litchfield heart one more time." But what I really got to see was that Glover heart, Jason's courage, his determination, his will, and he honored his friend by giving the absolute best effort he had in him. It couldn't have been more perfect. Jason gave us a gift that day. One of the best gifts I've ever received. I have held on to that moment because there are so many times in life when people disappoint you or you disappoint yourself. And when that happens, that day reminds me that people can be all that we were intended to be. It gives me hope. So I know I said thanks back then, but I've gotten so much from that memory that I wanted to thank Jason again. That was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. So, Jason, thank you. That was so cool and I feel so blessed that I got to be there. One of the great things about teaching is that you are blessed over and over again. You get to see kids do special things, great things. Especially when it comes to sports. There is a passion and sense of urgency that is inherent in sports that can't be found other places. Like when Loren Sharp and Martin Yamamoto are going through a Senior year trying to achieve something so important to them and knowing that this is their last chance. Knowing that this moment will pass and never come again. And the great thing is that the true prize is not really a State Championship. It's who they became along the way to achieving that goal. But that's something we figure out later. And being a teacher and coach, one gets to appreciate the efforts and achievements and character of all of ours kids over and over. Reminds me of that quote from Voltaire. "Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." -Lonnie DRAPER ('70) [Taught English at RHS til 1990] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45, '46, '02), Karen COLE ('55) Floyd MELTON ('57), Burt PIERARD ('59) Peg SHEERAN ('63), Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) Ken STALEY ('68), Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) Gary SCHAUER ('84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline WESTOVER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay LYNCH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SHEERAN ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Hiroshima **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45 Beaver, '46 & '02 Bomber) Re: nostalgia To those in the classes of '55 and '68 who think ol' Richland has changed since then, try 1943. No I wouldn't want to go back. To: The class of '68 Neat pics of the hi school in your album. I saved a couple. I played in the first FB game in that stadium. To: Anna WANN ('49) A Freudian slip. You seem 10 years younger to me. -Dick McCOY ('45, '46, '02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Pix of Richland Maren, I'm sending these pictures to you as I don't know how to send them to the picture section. In fact, I'll be surprised if you even get these. (I'm computer challenged.) Anyway, if they come through, I found them in some materials and thought the Bombers might enjoy them. Hope you are enjoying your summer! -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Travis LICHFIELD ('88wb-RIP) To: Lonnie DRAPER ('70) Thanks for the memories, I was at almost every cross country race from about 1980 way into the '90s no matter where they were held watching and yelling at the likes of Haggard, Gibby, Barker, my son Mark ('87) who is the only one to ever got to run for Richland High from the 7th grade through his senior year, (he couldn't run through the finish shoot while attending Carmichael but that was fine with him) and of course Travis and his black socks, Betty Norman and many many more great young men and women. Travis and Mark were great friends having grown up as neighbors. In his first race on Carmichael hill as a 7th grader Travis was beaten by some of the girls on the girls varsity team and after the race Travis said "That will never happen again" and it didn't and I think that was the beginning of his heart and take no prisoners he was relentless and determined to be the best runner he could be. I, like you ran hundreds of miles at meets yelling encouragement to those fine young people giving all they had and all showing great heart. They were always a great group of young people. I loved cross country. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Defending yourself I agree that most of the responses you received were pretty funny stuff but I suspect that there was little of use in your situation. I have had this weird hobby for the last 40-some years of fighting every Parking Ticket, Moving Violation, and in one case, the Fraudulent Seattle Transit Tax in the '70s, (whenever I believed I was in the RIGHT). I have had a 100% success rate in Not Guilty, Dismissal or in one case, Reduction of a $380 ticket to $100. The Reduction was for a ticket on my Harley of which I knew I was technically guilty but appealed to the Judge for a conversion to a Warning (which she did not have the authority to do although she did make it easier on my wallet). The Failure to pay the Transit Tax issue was the one time I was prepared to go to jail. We had a family meeting the night before the Superior Court Trial and I explained to the kids why I might not be coming home from work the next day. I made arrangements at work to call in to be put on vacation, if necessary, and trundled on down to the Court only to find out that the City dropped all the charges (I found out later that the newspaper account of 12-15 of us felons was actually over 300 people). Anyhow, enough about me, this is your case. I cannot, legally, give you any legal advice, but this is a rundown of my successful Standard Procedures. The one, overriding piece of advice is PREPARATION!!! Another (from my Defense Attorney in Seattle) is take the First Door out of there and don't look back! This includes the Officer not showing up, they can't find a copy of the ticket, etc. 1. Start by obtaining a copy of the Charge Document (the Ticket, always use proper terminologies), both sides. The back side of the Document that the Officer filed, will include his statement of details concerning the crime. As an aside, I won one case because the officer did not know the provisions of the Traffic Code and I got him to read his note on the stand. 2. Take plenty of 8 x 10 "glossies" (print your digital pics on photo paper) of the scene of the crime so you can adequately describe to the Judge why you are right. Interview any witnesses, if any. 3. Go on the Internet to get a copy of the specific section of the Washington State Traffic Code you were charged with (the Sec. number is on the Charge Document). Read it closely to plan your attack. As another aside, my most recent adventure was about 2 years ago, when a West Richland Cop screwed up the Section charged (actually had a Definitions Section, not a Crime Section). I entered (and was granted) a Motion of Dismissal on the grounds that the Charge Document was fatally flawed. Judges love technicalities. 4. Carry all your papers and pictures in a file folder, legal length is best. Make sure you get a good night's sleep the night before your Trial. As far as dress, wear your normal work clothes (no Tees or Tank Tops) - if you are not comfortable in a suit, you will only look silly. For my encounter with the West Richland Cop, being Retired and such, I did put on clean Jeans, Sport Shirt and my wool-lined Jean Coat. Time your arrival plenty early so you are not rushed and have time to check out the Principals like the Cop and Prosecuting Attorney. Don't get panicky as case after case goes by and they are all found guilty. That is the nature of the "Cash Register" Courts. There is no rush to compare with walking out to the cheers of the gallery because you were the first person to win that day. I even got a cheer after beating a $2.00 Parking Ticket. Good Luck! Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: "The Help" To: Mike BRADY ('61) I also just finished reading "The Help", and I've been waiting for my husband to read it, before I pass it on to friends. He was raised in Virginia - by a "nanny", while his folks worked at the Pentagon and the Washington Post (he was born in '35, so had this "nanny" for ?7-10 years or so). It seems to fit that same lifestyle portrayed in the book, and we who were born in Richland have difficulty relating, I think, because there were so few black people around. Excellent "read". -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Re: Recent Visit to area My wife Paula (NAB) and I had the pleasure of spending a week in Washington visiting my sisters. Having not visited the Tri- cities for a number of years, I too was surprised to see how far Richland and West Richland have expanded up into the foothills. I remember how fun it was to hike or ride our bikes on the little dirt paths in the hills. We are staying in Boardman, OR visiting my oldest son and granddaughter. After that we will be spending the next three weeks in our RV exploring Oregon and the east side of the Sierras in California, before heading back home to Camarillo, CA. I always keep an eye for Bomber classmates when we travel, but haven't run into any on this trip. -Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Sent from my iPhone **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Class of '65 Reunion Dear Classmates, Y'all need to hurry and register for our get- together next weekend, August 13-14. I need to get numbers to the caterer. People are returning from as far away as Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico and California. Sure would be nice if a lot of us locals turned up to welcome them! We will be having a tour of the remodeled RHS on Saturday morning. You can contact me if you need more details. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Mike BRADY ('61) / Court Dear Mike A lawyer once told me that if a lawyer represents himself, he has a fool for a client. Just a little heads up. Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Old Richland I returned for an extended stay in May. Several times a week I drive down Swift, and see that tiny pond they installed to replace the once gorgeous George Prout Pool. Although I understand budgets and budget cuts now, and upkeep on a very old structure... still... I weep every time I pass. -Ken STALEY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) Re: The Travis Litchfield ('88wb-RIP) & Jason GLOVER ('91) Story What a great story submitted by Lonnie DRAPER ('70)!! I have the pleasure of enjoying a cup of coffee several mornings a week with Lonnie. Now I will enjoy them even more. Thanks Lonnie for the story and thanks to Travis and Jason for the inspiration. -Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SCHAUER ('84) Re: Lonnie's Litchfield and Glover story Lonnie, Wow. What a great story. I can see why your co-worker was all teared up when you told it to her. Heck, I was searching for the box of tissues myself on that one. Thank you very much for sharing such a great memory and reminding us of some of the great rewards that can come your way through teaching and coaching. As one of those "3rd place" finishers at the District track meet (110 high hurdles), I could certainly relate to the feeling of utter disappointment crossing the finish line and just missing out on a trip to state. We had probably one of the best boys track teams in Richland's history that year ('84) and to not be joining the team in competing at State made it that much more difficult. While I gave it my all for 110 yards during that race, I often think back to how much more effort I could have given during that season or the years leading up to that year that would have made the result of that one race different. Maybe if I would have had a little "Litchfield" in me back then ... J. I recall being consoled by someone (beside my father, Mel) as I knelt down on the track after the race trying to comprehend what just happened (I was the #2 rated runner in the race, I was supposed to place 2nd, not some shrimp from Wenatchee running in lane 9 who ran his personal best by a few tenths of a second!). Maybe that "someone" was you. I started coaching myself 2 years ago as my son started playing sports over here in Redmond. It's something I've always wanted to do, but never wanted to sacrifice time away from the family to do it. Well with my son's interest in trying out different sports (I've now coached soccer, baseball, and basketball), I don't have to sacrifice one for the other. What a great honor it has been to watch these young boys learn these sports and compete. Even at the young age of 6, they surprise you and make you feel proud. One such example happened in our last basketball game of the year this past February. 2 boys hadn't scored a basket all season and only got off 1 or 2 shots. I huddled all the other boys at half time and asked them to work together to get these 2 boys a few shots. To see kids so young grasp the concept of helping one of their teammates make just one basket was amazing to watch. They passed up their own open shots and literally walked the ball (there is no such thing as travelling at this age) over to the other boys and handed it to them a few times. One boy made his first basket right away. The other boy, one who has some mental and physical handicaps, made his shot from just inside the free throw line with about 6 seconds left in the game. The boy, the team, the parents, and I went completely nuts, screaming with joy as it swished through the net. I was so happy for the boy, but even more proud of the teamwork these young boys displayed to make it possible. I hope my son keeps his interest in sports as it teaches so many great life's lessons. I plan to coach him as long as it makes sense (soccer starts up in a few weeks). I'm sure there will be many more great stories to share. In fact, I should start writing them down. Maybe there's a book to be written after it's all over. Lonnie, I recall how much I enjoyed having you as a teacher and how much fun we had in your class (Spudnut run, who's in?! J). Reading your story brought back many fond memories of you, the many coaches in my life, and RHS track a sport that doesn't get near the press as many others, but has turned out many great athletes over the years. Thanks again for sharing. And thanks for the reference to my high school friend Martin YAMAMOTO ('84) I agree that his determination and drive to win that state title in wrestling his senior year was something to behold. (Now I'm late for work, but I felt compelled to stop everything and respond to your letter while the emotions and memories were fresh!). Take care my teacher, coach, and friend, -Gary SCHAUER ('84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike BRADY ('61) Kerry FORSYTHE ('64), Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOBO ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('77) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred SCHAFER ('63-RIP) & Ann ENGEL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: nostalgia Come on Bombers, get a grip! I bet most of you are living on space that was once very special to someone else... long ago. Of COURSE Richland has changed. Towns change, we ALL change. Embrace the changes, don't let them throw you. We have memories of OUR "long ago". Precious, innocent memories. Maybe some not so precious, maybe some not so innocent, but they are ours to claim, to hang on to, or let go of. Our town and the thousands of new families in it (and surrounding towns) are PROSPERING! We are ALIVE, active, socially and politically supporting. We are the past, present and future, just as our ancestors were the past, present and future of their day. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in wet/soggy Alaska, loving to be with family and friends and amazed at the continuing growth and change up here. P.S. Sandra and Bobby are here for 10 days, making memories...!!! I'll send more info when she has her "trial treatment", which is due later this month. These are precious times. I wish I hadn't misplaced my camera and that I knew how to transfer photos from my phone to my computer. But we have these pictures in our minds and we can pass them on 2nd hand. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) To: Burt PIERARD ('59) I decided to hire an attorney. After reading the police report, my attorney thinks he can get the charge dropped. He said he has about a 95% success rate. His main concern is that I didn't contact him earlier. My hearing date is scheduled for next Friday. There are several items he has to complete in a short time. As you mentioned, my attorney said it is NOT a good idea to have the police officer in attendance. I subpoenaed the officer prior to meeting with the attorney. I am canceling the request. My attorney recommended that I don't go to court. He said the court may ask me questions that could implicate me. The attorney's fee is $500. The ticket is "only" $195. I am contesting the ticket because I don't want it to go on my driving record, and I believe I'm "innocent." I'll let you know the outcome. I hope this discussion helps other Bombers faced with similar situations. If appropriate, make sure to contact your attorney ASAP. A special thank you to Stan McDONALD ('53), Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) and others for the information they sent to me by email. To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) I'm about one-half through "The Help." It's a tragic story. Speaking of white Richland, I've often tell people, "tongue in cheek," the only way a black person could live in Richland during the '50s was if HE could "dribble a basketball between his legs." Women athletes only had GAA in those days, but that's another story. A few months ago I read "The Children" by David Halberstram. It is an excellent book about the civil rights movement of the 1950s. I've been reading a lot of books of the times I've lived. It's interesting to learn what happened on the "inside" compared to my view from the "outside." My latest read of this type is Nixonland and Bright and Shining Lie. I try to take into account an author's agenda. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Re: Swimming pool [aka "The Big Pool"] I didn't go by the pool earlier this year, so I was surprised to see Ken STALEY ('68) noting that pool no longer existed. I enjoyed a great summer during forth grade at the pool. My mom began working out in the area, so with both parents working, we were watched by a baby-sitter each day. We lived at 1118 Willard so we were within walking distance of the pool. We would head out with our dime to get into the pool. I learned to swim that summer as well as going off the high dive. I had gone up the high dive three times only to climb down each time because I couldn't bring myself to jump. On the fourth try I was planning on climbing back down again when an older kid said that he wasn't going to let me go back down and told me I was going to have to jump. Well I did jump and it was great. I assume that kid was probably someone who graduated a few years before me, so I want to offer a belated thanks for forcing the issue. I spent nearly every day at the pool that summer, jumping off the high dive, swimming, and generally having great time. During fifth grade my parents moved to West Richland where summer water sports consisted of irrigation ditches and the Yakima river. -Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Sent from my iPhone **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Gary SCHAUER ('84) I cried when I read your account of the little boy on your son's team who has some handicaps and made his basket... I have a "special" granddaughter and when she was 6 (she is now 16), she played soccer and never could get the ball into the goal or even near it... was our last game and the coach really debated on letting her play, as the score was tied, but he talked to the other kids on the team and they all said, "let her play, we don't care if we don't win"... kids are smarter than we grown- ups give them credit for... made this grandma very proud of them and my eyes misted with tears just knowing how much "the win" would mean to them, but they knew how letting her play would mean so much more to her. When that ball came to her, she kicked as hard as she could and that ball went right into the net and we won the game! I don't think there was a "dry eye" on the coach's face and I know there wasn't on her parents and grandparents! We were cheering so loud and so long, I think they probably heard us in the next town! *grin* Your son is very lucky to have a dad who is willing to be his coach and you should definitely write a book. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ triple digits are creeping back to Bakersfield, CA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers & 1 Woulda Been sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Carolyn Trunnell Jorgensen ('68wb) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RANLETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy EDGAR ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HARDEN ('96) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) & Kathie MOORE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Club 40 Annual Meeting Having checked out the recently updated attendees list on the Club 40 web page at I find that some of the usual suspects are still procrastinating on sending in their registration forms. But there are now enough names on the list to move the meeting from the lobby into one of the larger rooms. And this is good. Remember, gang, the meeting will be convening on the site of the old Desert Inn. Re: Changes to the "old home town" Yeah, things do change. The house we lived in on "B" Street in North Richland no longer exists, nor does "B" Street for that matter. The pre-fab on Sanford now has a basement and different siding. And the pre-fab on Smith was in bad shape the last time I drove by. Can't go to the movies at the Village, Richland or Uptown theaters anymore. But on the bright side, you can still get your Spuddie fix. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carolyn Trunnell Jorgensen ('68wb) Re: Writer from Richland Hello, my name is Carolyn Trunnell Jorgensen. I attended Lewis and Clark Elementary and Carmichael Junior High. I'm writing a memoir about how I survived in a poor family of seventeen kids with a bipolar-schizophrenic father, and my quest to fit into the world of normal people. We lived in Richland, and our family was featured in the Tri-City Herald more than once. If you have access you can see our family on the front page of the Herald on March 13, 1963 You can follow my work by going to -Carolyn Trunnell Jorgensen ('68wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Going Home Just thought I would chime in on the 'Going Home' thoughts. I still think of Richland as home, I go back to Richland several times a year and I always marvel at how little (for the most part) Richland has changed. Neighborhoods full of 'A', 'B' and 'F' houses, the federal building has not changed in 40 years, the core part of Richland has really changed very little. Business names have changed but basic Richland is still there. As Richland and especially West Richland sprawls it is nice to see an area that is fairly prosperous compared to other areas of the U.S., at least the Tri-Cities has a housing industry. I moved to Spokane in '72 and have watched all of the major industries leave Spokane during the past 30 some years. The Major employers, Kaiser, American Sign and Indicator, Columbia Lighting and Keytronics, to name a few have all left. The 2 largest employers in Spokane now are Fairchild Air Force Base and Sacred Heart Hospital, everywhere you go their are empty store fronts the two major Malls are emptying out and the job front sucks. The last couple of years I have seriously considered moving back to Richland (moving back home) when I retired. They say you can never go home again, while it is true things change while you are gone, most if not all of us still consider Richland home. The touchy feely comfort feel of home is still appealing especially to us 'old folks'. I do wish the building of Round-A-Bouts would become unconstitutional, but they are building them in Spokane as well :-( Just seems like the Tri-Cities is getting more than it's share of Round-A-Bouts... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Karen COLE ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Bill SCOTT ('64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay WEAR ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Nagasaki **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Returned gun after 24 years Last week Walter WENDLAND ('55) got a welcomed phone call from a police officer from Seattle. Walt retired from the Richland police department in 1981 after serving 20 years. While visiting his mother in Seattle in 1986, his 9 mm semi-automatic pistol was stolen from his locked glove compartment. His chief had drilled in his head that a police officer always carries a gun, even off duty. Walt discovered the gun missing when he returned to Richland and his brother-in-law in Seattle filed a police report on his behalf. Walt's gun was taken off two suspects recently, who had trespassed on some railroad property in Elkhart, IN. They turned out to be wanted on out-of-state warrants. Because the gun was legally registered to Walt they were able to trace it to the Seattle police report. (good thing they still keep records after this long!). After verifying it in a picture, Walt was called and told his gun had been found! The police shipped it to the Richland evidence room and they contacted Walt and he picked it up and said it is in good condition. Amazing!! Happy ending for you, Walt. He marveled at the police work they did in order to get it back to him. After 24 years!!! Re: Jury duty Well, I did my duty this past week for 3 days, sitting on the jury in Franklin Co. It is stressful to sit in judgement of someone, and now I am released for 12 months!! Re: Homeless Vets in the Tri-Cities I hope you have heard that the City of Kennewick has given a $200,000 house to an organization, CBVC, Inc. to house homeless vets while they are helped to get back on their feet. It is a 4-bedroom, 2 bath and they will finish the garage to house 3 additional people. They are asking for help to paint the inside and give good conditioned items to furnish the house. I have made a phone call to offer my help and the lady will be back the 13th of August. I had no idea that there are 80 of our vets in the Tri-cities who are homeless!! If anyone is interested in getting involved, you can e-mail me and I will give you the phone number. All of our military deserve help. These vets will be linked to WorkSource to help with pre-employment training and there is a variety of structured self-help programs to help the transition back into being a contributing productive member of our community. Let's help where we can!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco, where it has cooled down a little into the low 90s and really cooling off in the evening! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Reading the inspirational sports stories of the last few days, I thought I'd relate one. My third son Bryan coaches flag football for his daughter. She is the only girl on the team and in the league. They start at five. Prior to the season starting, he sends home a list of when each child plays what position. All get to play each position during the season. He tries to have each player make a touchdown. The last game only one chubby little boy hadn't made a touchdown. Bryan told the referee that he was going to do a "Center Sneak," which involved the ball being hiked by the little boy and the quarterback giving it right back to him. Bryan had read the rule book and couldn't find anything to contradict this play. The whole team faked to one side, the little guy was supposed to wait to the count of five, but took off as soon as he touched the ball. He made his touchdown by about two feet and was swamped by his teammates. The other team's coach said it was against the rules. Bryan said it wasn't in the rule book, and the laughing response was, "It will be next year!" In spite of the children changing positions every half, his teams have always had a winning season. This will be his fourth year of coaching this team, his daughter can play till sixth grade. The days of the five and six year olds with a piece of tape on the left shoulder of the quarterback to determine which way the play would go, are long gone. Now at nine and ten, they have complicated plays, and still all team members play every position and get a touchdown. A lot of these children will never be athletes, but the self-confidence, team spirit, and memories are instilled forever. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Traffic Citations To: Mike BRADY ('61) Glad to read you decided to get an attorney. I believe you will likely fair better. I was surprised that one of the attorneys among us didn't point out the somewhat famous quote: "He who represents himself in court has a fool for a client". Cannot remember who said it. Re: "Going Home" I enjoy going to Richland and the Tri-Cities and seeing the progress that had been made. I remember hearing strong predictions in the late '60s that it would dry up and blow away as soon as plutonium production was stopped. Yes they have problems like many other communities, but it has been surprisingly resilient considering the very major changes in Hanford. Re: My schedule I will be in Anchorage-Palmer-Houston areas August 14 to 31... lunch/dinner/whatever anyone? 2 large fireworks displays, Houston Founders Day Saturday 21 Aug and State Fair 27 Aug. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Rick VALENTINE's ('68) entry about going home to Richland I couldn't agree more, mostly. The downtown core of Richland hasn't changed since I graduated CHS (That's Richland High for you late-comers) 46 years ago. It's like it's stuck in a time warp, like those small eastern towns I've seen that look like they're frozen in the '50s. The Uptown has faded away to a sleepy shell of its former self. The theater is gone. Unlike Rick though, I don't find comfort in the familiarity. And this is why I've spent most of the last 40 years in California, blessedly near the ocean. I love my home town dearly and feel lucky to have grown up there, but it holds no attraction for me now. Richland seems like a sleepy backwater when I come home for the class reunions. I'm struck right away driving in from the airport about how stunningly drab the landscape is... all shades of gray and dry brown. I've always been curious about the numerous classmates who never left. I might have stayed too, but to my mind I got lucky. The Air Force took me out of town and I saw the outside world and what it had to offer. And here's something I've thought about from time to time: the government houses that make up the core of the town are all the same age. What's going to happen to the town when they all start to go downhill together? When I retire in about three years we'll be returning to the Northwest. But not to Richland. To: Carolyn Trunnell Jorgensen ('68) You surely must be a sister to Merradyth Trunnell ('64), one of my classmates. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You're right, Bill... Carolyn & Merradyth are sisters. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: "You can't go home again" I too have mentioned I think I liked Richland better the was it was than the way it is. I don't think it is the changes in the town so much as the size. I have lived in bigger and smaller cities than the Tri-Cities, and in the country on an orchard during junior high. I guess I am just a small town kinda guy. I went to my reunion in Athena, OR as a '64WB, and that place has gotten too big for me. Population was about 800 when I was in grade school and is about 1200 now. If I ever get to retire maybe I could move out to a smaller area that is nearby; possibly out to "Pappyland." When we first moved to Richland in 1961 it had not been that many years since the government had sold the town. So I noticed that there was a lot of remodeling going on. I guess people were trying change their house so it didn't look like everyone else's house. The only new houses being built were West of Wright on the South side of town, North of Van Giesen near the Bypass, and the "Doctor's Houses" along the river. When I went to Washington State University from '66 to '68 often we would share rides home for a weekend and coming into Richland we would notice the changes. Once we were coming in on George Washington Way and everyone said, "What happened to the Post Office?" I thought it had been torn down: didn't learn until the 10 year reunion at the Knights of Columbus that we were actually sitting in the old Post office that had been moved beyond the bypass and turned into the Knight of Columbus Hall. The '70s saw massive building going on. Then in the '80s nuclear went down and building in the whole Tri-Cites came to a complete stop. Yep, I was out of work too. I got two temporary jobs, one for about four months, and another for a year and a half and never worked as a designer in the nuclear field, or any field, again. (I guess they think I am either too old or too dumb to make a drawing on a computer instead of a drawing board.) In between those times I tried to keep my head above water by delivering pizza for Domino's. Delivering Pizza all over town you could see that every block in town, new or old houses, had at least two houses with a "For Sale" sign and a lawn that had been taken over by weeds. The area of alphabet houses was getting to look very run-down. Then about 1990 or 1991 things started coming back. People started moving in and fixing up the old alphabet houses and the whole town started looking good again. However, it is sad to see, now when I go to Richland a lot of the alphabet houses are looking run-down again and the lawns are being taken over by weeds. Re: George Prout Pool [aka "the Big Pool"] I drove down Swift soon after they built that new pool, and my thought was "That's pathetic." There are a lot more people living in Richland and that "cement pond" has got to be smaller than the one Jed Clampett had. The city wanted to build a big fancy water park there, but the citizens voted it down. I have always wondered if that was the reason for the small pool. Were they trying to tell the citizens?... "See, that's what you get for not approving our water park project!" I might be paranoid, but you know the saying; Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you. Re: Round-A-Bouts The doggone things are sprouting up all over the place. The worst one is the double one on the South side of the Blue Bridge; the one I call the "double fruit-loop." I have been on that one very few times and was almost in an accident (I got honked at) because I didn't know what the (expletive deleted) I was doing. I feel sorry for people just driving through town and don't know what they are getting into. They say that there will be less accidents, but I think if that is the case it just might be because of less traffic; a lot of people are like me will drive miles out of their way just to avoid that abomination. The voters approved a gas tax increase to, among other things, build that monstrosity; I voted against it, but I'm ready to vote for another gas tax increase to put it back the way it was. To: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: The Fifties I too think the greatest time to grow up was the fifties. Of course some people think I haven't grown up yet. I have thought about this often and I think it is not that the fifties were a perfect time, but it was a different attitude back then. We thought we were going to build a better world, heck, we were even starting to reach for the moon. People used to dress a lot better in the fifties too, and they used to get dressed up for special occasions. Now days even at a funeral, about the only one dressed up is the deceased. Re: Newcomers who don't like a small town About seven years ago I worked with someone who was always saying, "I hate this town, there's nothing to do here." I had a hard time relating to that, I never had a problem finding something to do, I just had a problem finding the time to do it. I used to ask him, "Well then, if there is nothing to do, why don't you come into work?" I think the guy called in about 1/3 of the days he was scheduled to work. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Kennewick It ain't home, but it is just a hop, skip and about $3.00 worth the gas away. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to Gay WEAR Miller ('69) on the 9th. Go Biggy Sis. To: Mike BRADY ('61) Give up on "Bright and Shinning Lie" one of the worst books I have ever read. It was a "Please God, let it get better", and he failed me! That is a thick book and it wanders all over the place . You'll be disappointed, I was. To: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) and Linda BAROTT ('71) Happy ten days before your birthday. -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Bill BERLIN ('56) Patti JONES ('60), Mike BRADY ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Rick MADDY ('67) Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen BARTLETT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGRATH ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod COLLINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob GOEHRING ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) I find that as I age my memory is fading faster and faster. I'm not sure if this site has been mentioned here or not, but I enjoyed watching it this evening and remembering things that our great grand children will never know and I find that to be sad. Its nice to remember the time when things were so much simpler and we didn't have the many things to worry about now. Such simple things as pull boxes on the corner of the street and seldom did anyone send in a false alarm. Our children playing in the park after dark and no one was concerned as long as they were home by bed time. It would be easy to continue with many other items such as these, but its getting close to my bed time!!! -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ in sunny Pasco where the temp was a nice balmy 85 today for a change **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: To Mike BRADY ('61) and being your own lawyer Good choice Mike, going with a lawyer. I have represented myself three times and have won all three but it was in arbitration and that is much different and easier than going to the "floor of the Court" on your own. The nuances of arbitration are much more simple and the close confines of the arbitration room seems to keep things more civil, but not always. It is a platform that an individual can represent themselves without knowing all of the formal procedures of an actual court proceeding but in fact, the decisions of both are binding. Re: Coming home to Richland I have said before that I left Richland the day after I graduated in June of 1956 at "0 dark 30" and flew to Kodiak, Alaska for a job at the G. P. Halferty Canning Company plant there. There is a wide spectrum of difference between Richland and Kodiak but given the fact that Kodiak was on the water, all kinds of fish boats were coming in all the time, we bunked over the plant, town could get pretty rough and the grub was good, I never wanted to leave the saltwater again. Even met my first wife there. The Columbia River just didn't make it for me after that and I have lived most of my life on or close to saltwater since then. I too could never move back to the Tri Cities in general or Richland specifically but I think it is great for those who live there or move back home eventually. I spent almost ten years in Richland from the later part of 3rd grade at Lewis & Clark through my senior year at Col Hi so I had a pretty good look at Richland in the late '40s and to the mid- '50s and those were great times. Great to be a kid in Richland at that time too. I have to admit that I can't think of a single time that I questioned why some people lived in F houses and some in B houses and all of the other alphabet homes in the town. It just didn't occur to me because I really didn't care, the point being that my friends who lived in different style houses were the reason to visit them and visa versa. The south end was just a great place to live, close to the Yakima and Columbia rivers where we had our horses, beyond the by-pass for more adventures, the pollywog pond (swamp?) by the fuel depot and more. The "compounds" between our houses were the home for several Super Bowl tag football games, a local neighborhood Barnum & Bailey circus or two and as we got older, a little romance too. I go back now and again, not often, just to look around at what was and what is and to me Richland developed into progression just like a lot of places... even Kodiak. Can't stop it so why fight it. Again, the point I am making is that for those living in Richland or the Tri-Cities now or contemplating doing so soon, it still is a great place but not for me. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA overlooking the salt water of Rosario Strait and the boating adventures we call the San Juan Islands. That is my "home." **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish. WHEN: Saturday, August 14, 2010 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Gray building with red trim just past the Yakima Bridge on the right heading west from Richland on the right side) TIME: 1:00 P.M. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: "The Help" To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) I just finished reading "The Help." As I finished reading the last word of the book, my first thought was a soft "Wow." :( & :) -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Not sure why/how I ended up with this photograph. It's from when my sister,Carolynn HAMILTON Leach ('60), was at church camp, the note says "Liberty Lake 1958". -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Hometown Richland I too have to say that while I have lived just a little over 2/3 of my life in the Tri-Cities, I have never been fond of living in the desert, technically I guess it is shrub-step. We do have the Columbia river which helps. I think an almost ideal place to retire would be on the Oregon Coast, high on a hill, surrounded by pine trees, and with a view of the ocean. If I am going to be able to afford something like that, I had better come up with the next "Pet Rock" or "Rubic's Cube." The reason I say almost ideal is because in that climate just about everything you own either rusts or rots. I have restored some old cars and would like to do so again. I am afraid on the Oregon Coast they will deteriorate faster than I can restore them. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Heres some fun from the Tri-City Herald 54 Photos -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: R2K+10 I have been home three weeks got home July 18 since coming home from the Tri-Cities and R2K+10. I had a great time within the manageable crowd that managed to show up. I really wasn't sure I was going to be there either. I was on my way to Lewiston, ID to get my granddaughter and a week road trip with her. Richland just happened to be on the route. I'm glad it was. I had a fabulous time and once again acquainted myself with neighbors from the south-end, alumni I see in the OS and old friends. These are some photos I took with names I can remember while there. The jump ball that started the b-ball game. The girl's team. B-ball announcers ??, Gary WEBB ('64), David RIVERS ('65). A group of '65ers and others in the stands Brian JOHNSON, Rick WARFORD, Terry Werner. Mickey HEMPHILL ('66) and George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) were there, too. (Pappy, did you get the USMC address I sent you?). (Mickey, thank you for letting me know that the "wb" behind the class year stands for woulda been and not wanna be.). I have never wanted to be anything in my life with the exception of a Marine Corps PFC. Unfortunately, youth, navet and smooth skin causes brain damage in most cases. I had left Richland half way through my senior year, graduated elsewhere, came back to Richland for the graduation parties. Phil COLLINS ('67) and I got on his motorcycle and we left for Seattle and joined the Corps. Really was like I had never left. Nobody but a few knew I was even gone - my first lesson on my impact to my world around me. Everyone involved with this all-class reunion... THANK YOU, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Awesome weekend. Here is something else I thought some may find interesting: never-seen-hiroshima-and-nagasaki -Rick MADDY ('67) ~ Huntington Beach, CA and still waiting for the real summer showing up. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) The 'Houston Lodge' has the best burgers, especially after three days on the Little Sue. At least they did in 1978. Goes to show you how good they were/are... -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Basking in the Valley of the Sun ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Jo MILES ('64), Tami SCHUCHART ('68) Betti AVANT ('69), Maggie GILSTRAP ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George STEPHENS ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Chalky It is with sorrow that I report that my good buddy Charles "Chalky" CONWAY from the grand old Class of 1945 has passed on. It was reported in the Tri-City Herald, I was informed yesterday by my brother Pat ('55). Chalky was my oldest friend in these parts, having met him when we entered the old high school in September 1943. He came in from Hanford, I from Richland. He was a teammate of mine on the 1944 football team, the first for CHS. Incidentally, of the first 22 members of that team, seven members are missing, twelve dead, and just three of us still reporting. Time passes and so do we. Later, Chalky -Dick McCOY, from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: R2K+10 - Side Benefits Yes Rick, I did get the USMC address that you sent. Thank you very much. I have taken action on it, finally. I have to admit that I drug my feet a bit ... a lot of diversions here lately. After a few years of communicating with you, personally and via Sandstorm, it was good to finally meet you, in person. Its always a treat and interesting to find out what someone looks like that we have not actually seen before. For years, I had pictured Paul Harvey, "The Rest of the Story" guy, as a robust fellow with dark hair and horn-rimmed glasses (sort of like Clark Kent before entering a phone booth), as I listened to him on the radio. Boy was I surprised, when I eventually saw him on television. I had a hard time believing that blond-haired guy was him, but the voice was unmistakable. Rick, since you are a fellow Marine, I had you pictured, in my mind, as ten feet tall, and built like the governor of California (used to be). I was pleasantly surprised to find out that you are a well-constructed example of an average Marine, somewhat like me *LOL*, although you are still built for high speed and low drag ... as I should be. Semper Fi Buddy, and thanks again for the address to the association of our old unit, K Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, or K/3/5. Although we served years apart, and I saw no action during my service, that makes us, in addition to being fellow Bombers, brothers of another sort. Since in addition to being Marines, thus members of the greatest fraternity on earth, we both served in a unit rich in significant positive performance, throughout Marine Corps history, when it was called upon. -George "Pappy" SWAN ~ Burbank, WA where I am most happy to say that "life goes on," and I am content to be living ... right here, in the hot desert, or anywhere, for that matter, since I experienced a mini-stroke recently, and was informed after a "gazillion" tests that at sometime in my earlier or more recent history, I had also experienced a small heart attack. Are you kidding me? Okay, the symptoms of the mini-stroke or TIA, "Transient Ischemic Attack," I felt. But, a heart attack? I never felt anything out of the ordinary ... that I can recall. Any other fellow, more "seasoned" Bombers out there with a similar happening? Anyway, I am doing and feeling fine, but getting really serious about meds, diet, exercise, and weight loss, especially those survival rations that I had always stored around my mid-section. But, here is where it gets really weird, because today, I went to my own doctor for a follow up consultation on the results of all those tests, and I still can't believe what I found out ... basically, I'm ok, shouldn't have had such an event, but since I did, I am a potential future candidate for a real "Big Time" stroke, so... But, I'll have to wait until later to finish this, as this has gotten too long ... already. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Houston Lodge To: Bruce STRAND ('69) While the Houston Lodge looks a bit rough from the outside, the new owners have redecorated the inside and totally rebuilt the rest rooms. New tables and comfortable chairs and of course the still great food. I met with a client there a couple of weeks ago and we had burgers and a cold beer. Their biggest day of the year is Founder's Day when we do the big fireworks display. It is actually Jackie's contract with her Aurora Display Fireworks Company but I always end up being there and supervising some of the more technical aspects. It is a great show and the huge crowd is amazingly well-behaved. The State Troopers always show up looking worried but rarely find trouble. With the mass of people and vehicles it is hard to keep the Parks Highway clear. Very large double trailer trucks roll rapidly through every few minutes on the way to Fairbanks and other Northern points. And the Lodge treats the fireworks crew to a wonderful prime rib dinner after the show. The other day when I was there, there were two groups of elderly ladies there having a late lunch, along with a couple of families with children. They have a band some nights and I suspect it gets a bit intense, but during the day it is a pleasant place for good food. Even out on the deck in good weather. Better then a couple of places I have been in at Wassila, and they were OK. For those alumni who don't know the Lodge, it is about mile post 62 or so on the Parks hiway north of Anchorage. Millers (next door to the lodge) makes the best chocolate milk shakes in central Alaska. They are a downfall for me. I am only allowed 1 per trip up there. This year Houston Founder's Day is August 21st. Fireworks are between 10 and 10:30 PM. Then the next Friday, the 27th, I will do ,the large format display for the State Fair in Palmer, AK. Over 1000 shells in 17-18 minutes. -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office South of Olympia **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Phil BELCHER ('51) - Old Memories I get these "Old Memories" emails from friends and they are always fun. Yes, a lot has changed over the last 50 years. The music is a lot different, but then some of the Country Western is much the same. I liked it better back when I could hear the words to a song, the first time I heard it on the radio. Cars are a lot different. I recall being able to tell the difference between a Ford and Chevy without finding the logo. A few years ago we had rented a car and stayed in a hotel. We went to the parking lot and there were three silver cars parked side- by-side. One was our rented car, but we could not tell which one. We had a Toyota that was parked beside a Chevy and a Honda, all the same color. They all looked alike to me. Thanks to the push button door lock thingy, I was able to find which one our key would fit. so we drove that one. Baseball has not changed much. Except for the juiced up batters. The umps still make bad calls. The fans can still see the close plays and the pitches better than the umps can. Overall, however, it's the same old game with the same strategies, and exciting close plays and plenty of cheers and jeers. The beer and hot dogs are the same as they were 50 years ago. Mustard still tastes like mustard. Speaking of mustard, I recently had a conversation with a young lady who had attended a special school for mustard making. The school name is Poupon U. Richland has changes in some areas, but it's the same in others. You can still see an "A" house with small windows and a wooded porch. There are still some pre-fabs around and they are still too small for a family. But then there is Badger Mountain, just up the road from where my brother Mick ('66) lives on a golf course. We sit in Mick's back yard now, in the shade, and point to a spot where we are sure we killed a jack rabbit, and another spot where we took a shot at a coyote, and another spot where we almost stepped on a rattle snake. But it's all well groomed grass now. How boring. Floating down the river with a fishing pole and bait has not changed much. The excitement of hooking and landing a fish has not changed at all. The fish taste the same and we still cook them the same way. Except that Brother Mick ('66) uses his Traeger BBQ with pellets to smoke the salmon and steelhead now. That is an improvement from the old days. Dove hunting is the same. Nothing has changed there, not even the quality or quantity of foul language associated with shooting a box of 25 shotgun shells to get a meal. Sea Stories have not changed. Well, maybe the stories have changed, but the way they are told is the same. They are usually a conglomeration of stupid decisions, near misses and I can't believe that I really did that. Laughing at the stories has not changed a bit. It's a lot more fun now as we look back and conclude that "the older we get, the better we was." Yep, things change, The world changes. We live longer. We wear down slower, I hope. But my old friends from Lewis & Clark School at the South End are still my friends and will be forever. That will never change. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Something for those No Hope Lost Cause Members Only jacketed Class of '62 Dudes to check out and maybe get a "New Look". -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) I have to agree with you that it's great to be on the coast over looking the ocean with all the trees. I love the view, BUT things do have a tendency to rust like mad. The misty fog is way too much for me this year especially. We have not had a spring or summer so far here in Eureka. Only a very few days of 60 also. Just can't seem to get out of the 50s. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Looking forward to moving back up to WA next year!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jo MILES ('64) Re: Rick MADDY's ('67) R2K+10 photos Rick is not just a gifted writer and conversationalist, he is a magical photographer too. His shots #3 and #4 captured Bomber Alumni sitting in the stands looking as happy as 17 year old minds residing in 63 year old bodies can be. -Jo MILES ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) Re: The book "The Help" I too have just finished reading "The Help" and I don't think I have ever read a book that has captured me from the very first sentence all the way to the very last sentence. It will make you laugh out loud, it will make you reflect and reread many a sentence to just capture the scene being laid out before you and it will make you cry (yes men - it will make you too cry!!!). This is the author's very first book she has ever written and I can hardly wait for her next one. -Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Liberty Lake Liberty Lake was the first place I went to church camp in the summer of '63 just before starting junior high. It seems most of the campers were from the C.U.P. church like I was but there were others. There was a big, old house that the girls slept in but I can't remember where the boys slept. That is where I first learned to play volleyball and had a blast. The rest of the summers from 7th grade through 12th grade I went to camp at the camp on the Tucannon River (I just had a "senior moment" and forgot the name of the camp). Oh it just hit me, Camp Wooten. My nieces went up there later and it had totally changed. The pool I swam in was fed from a stream in the mountains and was only heated by the sun. I guess it is now totally enclosed and the cabins have been replaced. Ah, the days of my youth. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's cloudy and gray but may hit the 90s by week's end **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) To: Bruce STRAND ('69) & Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Bruce is correct. The Houston Lodge still has the best burgers! The Big Lake crew makes the drive to Houston almost every Friday. Bruce you should come back... you would not recognize the Mat-Su. The Little Su is the same with the exception of much bigger boats, which can carry many more people, running up and down the river. I came off the Little Su Thursday evening and for the first time in 23 years got nailed by a much bigger boat than ours. Not sure what the captain on that boat was thinking nor if he could think. I believe he panicked and then all bets were off. As luck would have it and I mean luck... I was the only one hurt. We had four people on our boat the other boat had 6 or 7 people on board and two were small children. The hit was substantial and as my girlfriend tells it I was sitting at ground zero so when the boat hit me... out of the boat I was going. Thankfully my husband kept his cool and swerved the boat (AKA threw me under the bus) at the last second, followed by making a grab for me as I was going by. If he had not swerved putting the right side high in the water, the other boat would have gone up and over us all. Amongst the many awesome bruises I received while exiting the boat, I also received a broken bone (the one that holds the tendons) in my right elbow. If all goes well it will heal well. I am left handed so... not a big deal right? The way I see it I can still fish... I reel with my right hand and then when I get a fish on I will pull with my left? Not a problem. In fact I will be on the Little Su trying my luck tonight or tomorrow morning. To all the folks that boat? When in doubt? RED... RIGHT...RED... RIGHT... Larry... I was sure you had many invitations for dinner etc. But if not... my home on Crooked Lake is always open. I will be going to Valdez to slay the silvers the last week in August but other than that will be home. Well... unless I am fishing on the Little Su right? Give me a call if you need a place to stay, etc. -Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) ~ Big Lake, AK ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick HARRIS ('49), Jim JENSEN ('50) Bill BERLIN ('56), Mike BRADY ('61) Vicki SMITH ('63), Linda REINING ('64) Nancy MALLORY ('64), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty SPENCER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat SAENZ ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Aaron ROBERTS ('66) & Robbin Ruth HENDERSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick HARRIS ('49) Re: Chalky CONWAY ('45-RIP) To: Dick McCOY ('45) I can feel the sorrow as I read your email concerning Chalky's passing. This is happening too often in our age group! I cannot remember anybody who could look more beat-up than Chalky after a football game, unless it could be Chuck CROWDER ('46-RIP). What is it about those Chucks? So, it is the end of another era from Beaver and Bomberville! Just don't get any ideas, we couldn't do without you! We must of driven pretty close to your place a week end ago, when we drove to Bellingham to visit a nephew and wife (son of my sis, whom you remember as Ethel ('47) and keeps changing her name). By the way, her husband, Mike Crowe attended a recent reunion of his high school class in Manson, WA (North side of Lake Chelan) and there were 11 of 12 in his class attending. Not bad! He'll be 83 this year and will be attending another class reunion. The drive back across the North Cross-State Highway was magnificent, as always. If any of you Bombers haven't experienced that drive from I-5 at Burlington to the Methow Valley and finally the Columbia River at Pateros, you are missing a great experience. [That drive is the best reason I lived in Okanogan county... and I sure do miss it... and I miss being able to get in my car and drive south for 3 hours and be in Richland for a reunion. -Maren] We keep traveling all over the world and sometimes wonder why, when we have such beautiful and spectacular places as this. See ya! -Dick HARRIS ('49) ~ Wenatchee **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) To: "Pappy" SWAN ('59) I read your 8/11/10 posting about TIA with considerable interest. On the morning of July 6th I was using one of those tree branch trimmers - the long pole with a saw blade, etc. attached - while standing "firmly" on the ground. I was happily engaged in the effort until I tried to lop off a branch which was a bit thicker than I realized. The trimmer got hung up and I was pulling and tugging without success. Suddenly the trimmer slipped loose and I did a swan dive, head first, to the ground. When I hit the ground I still grasped the pole firmly in my right hand and my left fist was touching my ribs... cracked some ribs. In the ER I was given a CATscan - clear bill of health - and released. On July 26th numbness began in my left hand and reached my shoulder before I arrived in the ER. No angina, ergo no heart issue. After a CATscan I was advised I had experienced a TIA. Over the next two days I was administered every test imaginable and was informed "No TIA." Had a blood accumulation on the right side of my skull which was not within the brain cavity. No heavy lifting nor excessive exercise which might promote additional bleeding and require drilling into the skull to drain the blood (had this done five years ago). Follow up testing is to be given to monitor the blood accumulation. I later had two numbing episodes which. like the first, lasted about 30-40 minutes. My neurologist believes the blood and the numbing are not related and will conduct tests to determine whether there might be a problem in the left arm structure. Pappy, I didn't intend to provide my life's history, but to let you be aware that health issues are sometimes not what they seem to be. Since each of us is physically different perhaps none of this will be of interest to you, but when we experience a "new" problem in our lives sometimes peripheral information helps us understand our own situation. Bomber cheers, -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Houston Lodge One of my favorite places to go to eat was the Houston Lodge. For some unknown reason I had to go up to Wasilla quite a bit whilst living in Anchorage and would make the effort to drive up to the Houston Lodge hungry or not. The food and the ambiance was real Alaska to my mind and I loved the roadhouse atmosphere. Several years back my wife and I drove over to Sun Valley and as we left to head north to Missoula we stopped about an hour and a half out of the Valley at a combination motel/restaurant/gas station/store/fishing gear outlet to have breakfast. I sure reminded me of the Houston Lodge inside and in the restaurant. Here we were in the South 48 in Idaho but it was a wee bit of Alaska for me. Also good roadhouse food. Not fancy but a lot. Re: Big Lake Another favorite was Big Lake. When work was over on Friday we would fly over in one of two float equipped Cessna 172s owned by friends. My aircraft, a Piper Arrow Super 5, was land based so we used that to go up to Fairbanks or some place that had an airstrip but we preferred to land on the lake at Big Lake. The Big Lake Lodge was a booming place in those days, guess it isn't there any more, but we had some great times there and met a lot of great people too. Pretty good food, a bit more fancy than at Houston but with a huge bar and usually entertainment in the summer months. Great memories. Re: Paxton Lake Lodge Driving down from Fairbanks to Anchorage the Paxton Lake Lodge was about the only place open for breakfast at 3 or 4 AM. It was probably the worst most expensive food in all of Alaska and I remember one stop where I had bacon and eggs up. Two pieces of totally black bacon, the eggs hard as rocks and two pieces of toast that were cousins to the bacon. The next time I stopped I had a piece of banana cream pie that tasted more like blackboard chalk than blackboard chalk. No matter what you ordered it was wrong. Warm beer, a bourbon and flat seven and no ice, dirty glasses and ash trays piled as high as Mt. McKinley, as it was called then. I still dream of that place too... nightmares. Could go on longer but am jealous of Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and Jackie for the Houston shoot and then the State Fair at Palmer. That was a hoot too but too many stories to go on with now. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA where the sun is out again and it is supposed to warm up all the way to 80F this weekend. Bakersfield, eat your heart out. (Just joking Linda) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Jim Hamilton's ('63) church camp pic I was surprised no one commented on Jim Hamilton's church camp pic the other day. Most of those kids were from the class of 1961. Larry CORYELL ('61) is standing on the right side of the picture wearing a white shirt and dark pants. There's a young lady in the 2nd row far right that caught my eye... quite a beauty... I don't recognize her. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki SMITH Adkins ('63) Re: Tom HUGHES' ('56) Transformer toy Tom, It sure looks like an A-10 fighter plane to me. My son-in- law flies one in Missouri, and has been flying the A-10 for around 20 years now. I would love to know where you found this as I have 2 grandsons (not to mention my son-in-law) would love to have one. Thanks for sharing. -Vicki SMITH Adkins ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: "Silent" Heart Attack So sorry to hear of your recent health issues. You had asked if any other "seasoned" Bombers had a similar happening... well, I don't how "seasoned" I qualify for, but, sometime after turning 50, I had a "silent" heart attack... absolutely NO symptoms and the only way that I know I had a heart attack is that I was scheduled for knee surgery and had to have an EKG and they found it that way... my doctor told me that it is very common for women to have heart attacks and not know it. I am on heart medication, am supposed to stay on a low-fat, low-sodium diet (2000 mg of sodium, daily... have any idea how quickly that adds up??... everything has sodium in it!), plus light exercise... I say "light" cause with my arthritic hip I cannot do strenuous exercising, so the best for me is walking, which I try to do a lot of. I have lost a significant amount of weight, which is a good thing, and I wish I could say it was cause of the diet and exercise, but it is/was due to going through chemo... but, I will take the weight loss of over 60# and be thankful that I am still here to "bug" my kids and my grandkids and to live and enjoy another day! *grin* Take care, fellow Bomber, listen to your doctor, follow your prescribed medication routine (I know, it gets tiring taking so many pills, but it is necessary)... I have been able to stop taking my high blood pressure medication, cause of the weight loss, but I still have to take meds for cholesterol and will always have to take the heart medication, but that's okay... it means I am ALIVE and I like that! *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) TRADE!!! It has been 90 plus actual temp. (and some days over 100 actual temp) (never mind the heat index) for some time now and no end in sight! And school has started! I am ready for fall! -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ~ in west TN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Thursday Birthdays Another Leo birthday on Thursday the 12th. Happy Birthday to one of the coolest guys to come out of West Richland: Nat SAENZ ('71) on the 12th. In addition t being a pretty good trumpet player (ok... correct me if I'm wrong Mr Turner ('71)), Nat was one of the original VIKINGS (on drums). You can see a picture of the band at: The band was fairly unique, as I recall, because of their use of Go-Go Dancers fronting the band. They were pretty young... maybe 10 or 12 years old... which made them more cute than sexy but it was a pretty cool addition. Although she is not a Bomber, Thursday is also my wife Maureen's birthday and she continues to be amazed that a bunch of people who went to school decades ago would still stay connected. She went to a All Girls Catholic High School in New York and has never been to a reunion. Friday the 13th is the 35th anniversary of my sister Jeannie MARSHALL ('77wb-RIP) death. She was a pretty cool sister and died the summer after her sophomore year. She was not with us long but packed a lot of living into her short life. Seems hard to believe she would be 51 now... she is locked at 16 for me. Class of '71 had first reunion meeting last night but I have not heard yet how it went. I am sure we will be looking for lost classmates through the Sandstorm soon. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI where we are having the hottest summer on record and the next week brings temps in the 90s when average temp this time of year is 82 and this is NOT a dry heat!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCOY ('45), Phil BELCHER ('51) Rex Hunt ('53wb), Dale ENNOR ('59) Greg DUNN ('60) and Margaret EHRIG ('61) Judy CAMERON ('60), Marj QUALHEIM ('60) Mary ROSE Tansy ('60), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLEMENTSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary PERSONS ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Chalky again ('45-RIP) To Maren: thank you for your kind expression of sympathy for Chalky Conway ('45 RIP). I would like to mention a few things more about this very good man. He was as tough as nails, but also so very kind. He and his lovely wife, Sue, fostered a large number of kids, and treated them as their own, and they had more than of few of those, as well. Chalky had many talents. He was an expert sign painter, and out of his home wood shop came many beautiful works. I hope that old pals Chalky, Johnny FRANK, ('46-RIP) and Charlie LARRABEE ('47-RIP) find a good fishing hole up there. -Lonesome Dick McCOY ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Recently people have been writing about TIAs so thought I'd mention my problems with them. I had a series of three (that we know about) in 1995. They consisted of my not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say but it came out as garbage and others couldn't understand me. Only lasted for a short time, 20-30 seconds each time. The third one was a work in the 500kv yard at BPA and the crew I was on sent for EMTs. Went to the hospital and then to a heart Dr. Who said, "We'll find out what's wrong." After many tests she concluded that she was stumped. Put me on aspirin, child's dose and no problems since. Of course I have had many other problems, the last being air lifted to Spokane about a month ago when I started coughing up blood, lots of it. Scared my wife and I senseless, spent five days in the hospital and came home. Seems as if I have an infection in the right upper lobe of my right lung. I seem to be fine now, taking xrays each week and then a Cat scan next week and then to Spokane to see the Dr. But for a bit I was afraid to cough or sneeze!! -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ in Pasco where the temps dropped for a couple of days, it was nice. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Re: diminishing circles No doubt many of you are now entering that zone where too many friends and relatives are no longer answering their phone. This passed Saturday we had the service for my sister and the last of my siblings and family. Last night my best friend passed away after a heroic battle with that evil reaper... and I was wakened this morning with a phone call to tell me, my niece (brother's daughter) had a massive stroke and is not expected to last the day. Some days it's a speed zone; others its a just a black swamp. "ain't no sunshine when she's gone". -Rex Hunt ('53wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale ENNOR ('59) Re: Houston Lodge To: Bill BERLIN (56) North of Sun Valley? Were you on Highway 75? Could you have visited the Smiley Creek Inn? It has all you suggested, plus an airstrip, and is located in some of the most beautiful country imaginable. -Dale ENNOR ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg DUNN ('60) and Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) To our fellow Col-Higher/Sandstorm Readers! After 46 years absence Maggie and I have decided to return to the land of the Bomber and mushroom cloud school emblems and 300 days of sunshine. Seattle and its dreary days and politics have finally gotten to us so we've built a house on Sundance Ridge of South Richland and will be moving down late September or early October. We're both looking forward to acquainting ourselves with the town and friends of our younger days just as importantly a climate more conducive to easier living. -Greg DUNN ('60) and Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy CAMERON Ayers ('60) Re: Jim HAMILTON's ('63) picture of Liberty Lake Central United Protestant Church Camp Picture 1958: Thanks, Mike BRADY ('61), for sharing Jim HAMILTON's picture on the Sandstorm. Brought back lots of good memories of a wonderful camp experience at Liberty Lake with all our pals in 1958. Rev Dave Seaman was our pastor and died of a heart attack at a very young age, (early 50s) not long after this camp. He was an extremely well liked pastor who loved teens and was always there for us and attended every camp. We all remember how he led us in camp songs around the campfire with his booming tenor voice. None of us will forget how he sang "Amen". One of the things we got to do while we were at this camp was to go into Spokane one night to a Ricky Nelson concert. How awesome was that! I remember so many who are in this picture but the full names escape me so I did not list them. These are the kids I recognize for sure: FRONT ROW Rev Seaman George BRINKMAN ('60). 2ND ROW: Ken FREE ('59), Dianne GLOVER ('60-RIP), Jan NELSON ('60), Beth Peterson ('61 standing - famous singer and guitarist now) 3RD ROW: Doug RATHBUN ('60-RIP), Linda SEATON ('60) 4TH ROW: Judy CAMERON ('60), Jim ADRIAN ('61), Linda BOWMAN ('59)(standing) 5TH ROW: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60), Craig GUSE ('61-RIP), Tom Hunt? ('60 - sure looks like him) 6TH ROW: Larry ASCHLIMAN ('60) 7TH ROW: Larry CORYELL ('61 standing - famous singer and guitarist now) TOP ROW: Jack GLOVER ('61), Mark Krepsky ('59-RIP) Are there other Bombers out there who can add to the list of names in this picture? Please email them to me or send to the Sandstorm. If we get enough names I will reprint the picture with all the new names added. Looking forward to seeing many of you at Club 40 coming up in Sept along with the Class of 1960 50th Reunion. Go Bombers! -Judy CAMERON Ayers ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) Class of 1960 Attendees As of 8/11/2010 we have 93 classmates coming on Friday night and 97 on Saturday. We have 25 signed up so far for the wine tour. Room for 19 more. Please tell your friends who are planning on coming to mail their registration forms in before August 25th. See you in September!!! -Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) In response to the e-mail from Mike Brady '61 and the picture submitted by Jim Hamilton - ('63) church camp pic Really enjoyed seeing this picture. There are many I remember but cannot remember their names. The ones I think I remember are: Jack GLOVER - 3rd from the right in the top row? Judy JASCHECK (sp) - 2nd row down on the far left Linda BOWMAN - standing on the right Rick JOHNSON - bottom right Ken Free - 2nd row up third from the left Barbara DAVIS - 4th from the left in the 2nd row up Kaye IVARS - 5th from the left in the 2nd row up and of course Larry CORYELL! Mike Brady - I don't know who that girl is in the second row far right but she is very beautiful. Recognize the face of the girl in the third row down on the far right but cannot remember her name. Virginia comes to mind but I don't think that is right. So young, so fresh, so new to the world! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT where it is an absolutely beautiful day!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To Mike BRADY ('61) Looking over your recent entries I have concluded that we need to travel back in time where we can convert to a Protestant denomination and go to Priest Lake. While we are at it we'll stop and video your recent traffic incident and go to law school maybe. I'll get to work on the time machine, a couple of sheets of OSB, a wire coat hanger, some vacuum tubes, a record player turntable, two lawn chairs, (unless you want to bring someone back with us then we will need more chairs), goggles of course, 16 feet of garden hose, a hamster exercise wheel, should do it. Oh yeah, we will need a big bottle of Old Spice if you get my drift. Should be ready sometime next week. Look for our faces to appear in that photograph. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ From near Lacey, WA cool mornings and hot afternoons just right for summer. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Well, after enjoying being in Washington State for over a month and getting to drive up to Twisp and the start of the North Cascades Hiway, and many times on Blewett Pass, and a most enjoyable weekend at Lake Pend Oreille with some non-Bomber WSU friends, it looks like things are calming down for my mother-in- law, who is quite happily settled into her assisted living facility in Wenatchee, so I will make a quick trip over to Battleground to see my Cross cousins this weekend, sans my Cross brother, Roy ('65) who can't quite work the trip into his busy schedule, then I will be flying down to Reno to see my grandson, age 6 plus my son and new daughter-in-law, and some Sacramento, Roseville friends, and then schedule flying back to Indiana... where it will still be hot and humid, I know and I see Nancy MALLORY ('64) just confirmed from west In, where is that Nancy? as we are around Evansville, which is about as west, be it southwest as it gets... [Nancy said "West TN"... Tennessee. -Maren] While I've enjoyed being in Washington state very much, I am ready to travel on... but I take with me the beauty that is Washington state... and I am glad I've been able to enjoy it so much while driving around... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) You guys have really had the heat this summer! I could NOT handle the heat along with the humidity. The dry heat is bad enough. Each time that we go up to WA it's in the high 90s or low 100s. Hard to take after living in very cool temps all this time. We will be moving back up to WA next year and hope to during the spring or fall... NOT during the summer. We need to gradually get used to the heat once again. To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Take care of yourself! Like Linda said... it's hard taking all sorts of pills, but it's worth it to be as healthy as you can be. My husband HATES taking medication and he's on a lot of pills also. He has a real problem with bleeding just under the skin now and just plain bleeding in general. Always has these terrible looking black and blue marks. Barely touches anything and "Pow". He is taking Plavix, plus an aspirin each day. That combination does it. But, I'd much prefer him having black and blue marks than the alternative. So... listen to your doctor and take all your medication. Looking forward to meeting you after we move back up to the Tri-Cities at one of the Bomber functions. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA The fog is suppose to go away this weekend and the sun to come out and warm up to mid 60s. We will have to wait and see :) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Richland's shoe shine man also "sold" chairs (Tri-City Herald 09/17/1962) Click to read the story -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Vic MARSHALL's ('71) May 12 entry As official fact checker for Vic MARSHALL's band related messages. I must make a small correction to yesterday's message. Nat SAENZ ('71) was not a member of the trumpet section, but was the RHS King of the Wailing Sax! While most of us were struggling to develop the fundamental musical skill of the improvised jazz solo, staring forlornly at a page of chord changes while trying to put together a coherent musical statement, Nat was blowing brilliant solos, sounding for all the world like a grizzled old jazz man in a smoke-filled Greenwich Village basement. Nat's burning passion for music was contagious, helping the rest of us raise our level of performance. Last time I spoke to Nat I was happy to hear that he is still busy, playing gigs with several bands around the Tri-Cities. My belated birthday greetings to one of the most talented guys I ever had the privilege of playing with. -Gary TURNER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Christine Puleo ('55) ~ 11/19/36 - 6/4/06 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb), Bill CHAPMAN ('60) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Mike BRADY ('61) Betsy FOX ('63), Tony SHARPE ('63) Dan LAYBOURN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COLLINGS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard SWANSON ('64) 08/14/1945 PEACE! OUR BOMB CLINCHED IT! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Re: Surf boarding the irrigation ditch... When I was a kid in what's now West Richland, we used to do this very thing in the Irrigation ditch. For those who don't know, the road followed the ditch, and made for a nice, long ride. We'd tie the sheet of plywood by rope to the back bumper of a car and away we'd go... Had to be careful though, the banks were laced with sandburs, and to hit the bank with the board would surly throw you into a patch of them. It was fun though... Having seen this picture I just had to forward it.. Ahhhh.... the good old days... -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT a cool 53 at 2400hrs **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/12 Sandstorm Jeez! I have that photo in my childhood photo album! I "think" I can add to the I.D.s of some of the people in that photo. FRONT ROW: Carolyn (or Barbara?) Brown? ROW 2: Rev. Goddard (Westside U.P. Church) ROW 5: Mervyn "Lucky" WITHERUP ('61), and standing @ far right is Cora Coryell, Larry CORYELL's ('61) mom... she was a camp counselor ROW 6: Maggie EHRIG TOP ROW, far left: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) -Bill CHAPMAN ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Since everyone seems to identify the rows differently, I went in today and put a number on each person.... Please help me get everyone identified by their number now. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Liberty Lake picture I can identify a few more. Top row - Dave Chapman '60 3rd row down - The girl seated on the end is Margaret EHRIG ('61) (my sister was Virginia ('58-RIP)) Row 4 - (counting from the bottom) Paul Lewis '61 but he moved Row 6 - Don Ott '61 -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Since everyone seems to identify the rows differently, I went in today and put a number on each person.... Please help me get everyone identified by their number now. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I agree with you Tom. Those Presbyterian kids look well scrubbed. We would have a hard time getting into their group. We were too busy chasing girls, driving crazy, drinking beer and skipping class. Those kids were the leaders of our school. THEY went to college right out of high school. With my 1.7 GPA, I was lucky to get into the Navy. Let's look at ourselves squarely in the mirror. We were not the Stanford type and definitely not the Liberty Lake type! -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) Re: some more people in Jim HAMILTON's ('63) photo In Jim's CUP 1958 Church Camp picture, I recognize 2 additional people in the 5th row. The first person on the left side is Don OTT ('61-RIP) -- and I think that 2 people down from Craig GUSE ('61-RIP) is Crane BERGDAHL ('61). I have many memories of Don OTT ('61-RIP) & Beth Petersen ('61) singing at the sock hops at Chief Jo -- and also dating, I think. They were in 8th grade, I was in 7th and thought it all so romantic... dancing in the gym to Beth's amazing voice singing 'Blue Moon'. Of course, to Jr. High kids, body space was pretty awkward -- so, to actually dance with a boy was quite an experience. I was a very tall skinny girl with glasses and braces, so it all was especially edgy. Rev. David Seaman - I remember him so, so well. One of the kindest human beings ever. It was a life altering event for me when he died. Does anyone ever know where his wife, Gloria and 2 kids ended up? Also, does anyone know what happened to Max CASE ('57) (an intern minister - or something like that at CUP) and Bob Grove (the youth director at Westside) -- They were both really neat men too. I loved growing up on the river, water skiing in the summer, all the church functions, chili feeds, etc. at CUP, the warm balmy air in July and August, the trips on the ski bus up to Tolgate every weekend -- meeting at BB&M early on Saturday morning to catch the bus -- the ritual of waxing your skis the night before --- Tony with the cigar there to see the bus off -- looking at the bones in your feet in the green machine at David's Shoes at the Uptown - a little radiation never hurt anybody (!), riding the escalator at Anderson's at the Downtown. It was a good life, growing up in Richland. Riding bikes like there was no tomorrow, hide and seek at night, running after the mosquito spray trucks. Thanks, Jim, for sharing that photo --- it certainly brought up a lot of memories. -Betsy FOX Vance ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony SHARPE ('63) To: Greg DUNN ('60) and Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Welcome Back! Your reasons for leaving the Seattle Area (dreary weather and politics) are two of the reasons that my wife Jan and I (probably a little more me) returned in September, 2008 after 39 years in Bellevue and Redmond. We almost bought a lot in Sundance Ridge in 2007 ourselves, but ended up buying a home in Applewood Estates on the other side of the hill from you. The summer was a little late in arriving this year, but it has always been much warmer here. -Tony SHARPE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Re: Better late than never... Col-Hi Class of '70 40th reunion is Friday August 20th & Saturday August 21st. FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH: 10 amGolf at Columbia Point Golf Course 7 pmMeet and Greet at Hanford House Red Lion, Ripples Lounge. No-host food and beverages. SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST: 9:30 amCoffee and Spudnuts at Col-Hi 10:00 amTour of the newly remodeled Col-Hi/RHS 6:00-7:30 pmCocktails - no host bar - Hanford House Banquet Room 6:45 pmClass Photo 7:30-8:30 pmDinner Buffet 9:00-1:00 amDancing -Dan LAYBOURN ('70) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Dan Monroe ('59) ~ 10/25/41 - 7/30/2010 Funeral Notices ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Dave RHODES ('52wb), Bill BERLIN ('56) Dale ENNOR ('59), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Judi JASCHEK ('60), Tom VERELLEN ('60) John BROWNE ('61), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Roger GRESS ('61), Pam ROBINSON ('61) Donna BOWERS ('63), Kathy RATHVON ('63) Lynn JOHNSON ('63), Betti AVANT ('69) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank COLLINS ('51wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MOORE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila ZANGAR ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave RHODES ('52wb) Re: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) problem I have followed the TIA [entries] with great interest. I suffered a major TIA in 1996 and lost all of the feeling on the left side of my face... I now have about 50% feeling and will never get it all back. When this happened to me I was sent to see a neurosurgeon at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle to see if they could determine what caused it. The first thing that was done was in interview and then an MRI on my head. What they found was that I had a genetic defect... in simple terms I was born missing a blood vessel in my brainstem. I thought "Well now that they know the problem they will fix it." It was explained to me that surgeons did not have the technical ability nor the knowledge to perform that kind of surgery. That left me feeling a little disheartened, so I asked what could be done. The neurosurgeon explained to me that I would have to take blood thinners for as long I was still alive. He also was very up front with me and said that it would not save my life, but would by me time. He could not tell me how much time it would give me. I have gone on living my life and doing the things that I like to do since June of 1996. I won't lie and tell you that I have not had many downs with this thing, but I just take one day at a time and thank the Lord for each and every day that I am given. -Dave RHODES ('52wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm #3 looks very much like my neighbor growing up on GWWay and fellow Southside United Protestant church attendee, Jack RUSSELL ('60-RIP). I am guessing that this was a camp for all of the United Protestant churches in Richland because I knew that brother Jim RUSSELL ('58) and I went to a number of Baptist sponsored church camps around the state so I don't know what "Richland United Protestant Church" really was. Re: Dale Ennor ('59) Right on. That was the Smiley Creek Inn and it was great. It was kind of foggy in mid-September of 2006 and it had snowed on the pass a little that night but when the sun came out, the country was beautiful. Whilst having breakfast a group of about twenty young men came in to eat and they all had jackets with Apache Firefighters on the back. Great young guys and one told me they had been fighting fires up in Idaho for the past two months or more and were going home to Arizona later that day. This particular guy was a student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and got home that day and started school the next. The rest of the trip up the Salmon River and more to Missoula was great too. I spent a couple of summers at my Aunt and Uncle's place in Missoula and even got to ride in a Ford Tri- Motor they were using for smoke jumping. My cousin was a jumper and we went out on a quick scouting trip with the Tri-Motor. After a couple of days we headed up to Flathead Lake where we spent several family summer vacations in our Richland years and then on into British Columbia turning west to stop in Kelowna and visit a good friend who was living there at the time. I can highly recommend this trip but do take your time to take it all in. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where it will hit the high 80's today and Seattle will get over 90F. Summer is back. We were calling it "Fogust" up to now. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale ENNOR ('59) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm I think I recognize the following: #29 Paul LEWIS #50 Ken FREE #58 Irene SMITH #61 Rick JOHNSON -Dale ENNOR ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm I believe #54 is Kaye IVERS ('60). Really, a good photo of a great group. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi JASCHEK Smith ('60) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Maren, Thank you for getting the picture of church camp photos numbered... my bother is #49, sitting next to Rev. Seaman - Jon Paul JASCHEK ('59). Rev. Seaman was such a wonderful man, his death was devastating to all of us. I have donated my picture to the class of 1960 memory book. Thank you -Judi JASCHEK Smith ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Hey dude, that's what the Old Spice is for, level the playing field. We probably won't be any smarter but we won't smell any dumber. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ Sunny and warm in near Lacey, WA where the mushroom plant brings back fragrant memories of the Rosebowl. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BROWNE ('61) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm What a wonderful flashback... familiar faces on the (mostly) far edge of recognition. Most of the ones I know are already named; but I'll add a few, and offer some guesses. 1 might be Nancy PIERCE... and 2 is most def my dear friend Michael MURPHY. Could 6 be Liz FOUTES?.. and 12 be Judy KEPLINGER? They both seem so mature for entering sophomores... 10 is Alida WALL. 51 is George BRINKMAN... & 44 is Carol BROWN. 3 looks more like Claude LYNEIS to me than 4 (who looks like a Waggoner). 45 isn't Chuck RATHBUN... David SIMMONS, maybe? My thanks to the presenter of this fine group photo (and to the photographer, also!) Many of these were known to me as grade school playmates, & later schoolmates... but not fellow worshipers (since mom had us all huddled in a pew at Christ the King, across the street). I will relish a few memories of our progression from childhood through junior high, today... and those wonderful Summer days of freedom. 41 might be Nadine REYNOLDS (& she will holla back if not). cheers, ^..^ -John BROWNE ('61) ~ on a 90 day reminiscent of Richland Summers, from Vashon Island Peace... the Affordable alternative **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Thanks for the numbers on the pictures. Great idea. Here are a few more names. #39 Dette JERMAN #58 Irene SMITH -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Ok, here is my try I at identifying people in the Jim HAMILTON ('63) photo. #4-Claude LYNEIS #9-Terry SMITH #14-Woody MORGAN #15-Doug TEATS #19-Art BRUCE #21-Duke Campbell #24-Mervyn WITHERUP #25-Crane BERGDHAL #26-Jim HURT #29-Paul Lewis #30-Jacki CROSE #31-Beverly FLEMING (RIP) #39-Dette JERMAN #43-Carol BROWNE #59-Beverly BRANDT I do not belive that #42 is Gloria DAVIS. All Are Classic Class of 1961. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm I can add a couple of names: #39 is DeEtte JERMAN and isn't #42 Gloria DAVIS? Both '61. And for the record, #45 Doug RATHBUN ('60) is still very much alive; it was his brother Chuck ('61) who died last year. Even though I wasn't at camp that year it's great fun to see all those young people. -Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Maren: #9 is Terry SMITH - Kandy SMITH Olsen's older brother and #53 is Missy KEENEY from Westside UP. Rev. Dr. Goddard was an absolutely great minister at Westside. Our family has wonderful memories from going there regularly. The absolute achievement of almost all Presbyterian ministers is to achieve their Doctorate from where the Presbyterian Church started in Scotland, and I can remember when Rev. Goddard achieved that. His sermons were so educational and by being a constant learner all his life was a role model to all of us. Mike and I were married by him in December '63 and when we paid him for his stipend to marry us, he returned it to us because he said that it was his gift to us because he said we belonged together. It is a treat seeing these old pictures. Thanks, Jim!! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm #39 is DeEtte Jerman. Her family lived right behind us. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm # 39 in the picture is De Ette Jerman. -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Does anyone know if Max CASE ('57) had another sister besides Vicki who graduated with me in '69? The reason I ask if this. The year I went to Liberty Lake church camp that I mentioned a few days ago, the summer of '63, a relative of Vicki's drove others and I up there after church on Sunday. It seems it was her sister and her husband, but may have been Max and his wife? I know I got to sit in the front seat with the "adults" because I was prone to motion sickness. Vicki, Candy SHEPHERD, Lucy BARR, and Barbara ARMSTRONG were in the back seat. I knew Vicki and Candy from Sunday School but didn't know the other 2. I guess Lucy went to CUP but for some reason I didn't recall her. Barbara was her backyard neighbor and went to the Lutheran church on VanGiesen. I recall, too, someone from another church taking me out in a rowboat, I'm thinking it was Dale Wagenaar. She was in Camp-Fire Girls and knew how to row a boat. I ran into her again in high school and we became friends. -Betti AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) I love the note from Dan on our reunion. Yeah, the class of 70 will be dancing until 1:00 in the morning... drinking and BSing, yes, dancing, we'll see! Looking forward to revisiting everything! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Barbara SESLAR ('60), John BROWNE ('61) Mike BRADY ('61), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Sandy CLARK ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BRUNTLETT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie ROE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROW ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby BELCHER ('75wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne MITZLAFF ('77) 08/16/1977 Elvis died "Before Elvis, there was nothing." -John Lennon **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, time to get out the old birthday propeller beanie and tip it in the direction of fellow classmate and master trombone player, John BRUNTLETT ('54). Contrary to some opinions, John had nothing to do with the death of Elvis. Some would say he knew nothing of Elvis. At any rate, happy birthday, John. Re: Club 40 Having checked the recently up-dated attendees list, I see that a many of the usual suspects will be in attendance this year. Wish a few more of them would show up. Overall, I hope the ballroom will hold the crowd. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ reporting from very warm Mount Angel, OR, were the temp hit 101 on Saturday, and it's supposed to be close to that today. Oh, as long as the humidity is low. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), Me ... uh? Sorry to leave you all hanging, about my TIA experience, but I will admit that for the first few days after it, I was a bit fatigued, and found that I had fallen in love with a new alluring lady who goes by the nicknames of "sleep" and "rest." Okay, so I might be taking advantage of the fact that I now have a new excuse for fleeting memory lapses, laziness, etc. But, I really did have a valid excuse for a while, as our "Charter Bundle" once again became "unbundled" for a while, when our TV, Internet, and phone service, all, went on strike for a day and a night, eliminating my ability to communicate for a while, and then came the inevitable, but appreciated company of relatives and other relationships, all concerned about "Dad" aka "Gramps," or the "old fart." Anyway, I'm back. And, my intention here is to put this info out for any who may someday experience a similar episode, and hopefully to further compare notes with those who have been through a similar situation. I thank you all who have responded, so far. Thursday morning, August 5, I was sitting at the computer, when suddenly with no warning or previous signs, I became light- headed and it felt as if my collective consciousness just picked up and moved to the left, outside of my head. I felt like I was going to pass out, and actually thought, "Hey, I need to eat something", as I had only had coffee. That light headed feeling eventually went away, but then my left hand and fingers became tingly and numb (way more than my usual arthritis and tendonitis), moving up my left arm, to about my elbow. I started to get up, but realized that my left foot/lower leg was experiencing the same sensation, and the light-headedness returned, although I was still cognizant of what was happening, and my surroundings. My entire left side was weak and I recognized that I needed to be careful to avoid falling. Well, the little bit of medical training that I have had in the past, came back to me, and I said to myself, "Self, this is probably not a Martha Stewart "Good Thing!" I managed to get up and go into wake my wife, Jeanne. The sensations went away and I thought okay, ... "Its okay now." Not so! The whole scenario came back, on a more intense level, and this time, I detected that the left side of my mouth was also experiencing the tingly numbness (like a heavy duty shot of Novocain). I managed to tell Jeanne to, "Call 911, I think that I am having a stroke." Of course, this got her attention, and I have never seen her wake up ... so quickly! Now enter the preparedness thing. We have the "Charter Bundle" for TV, Internet, and Telephone services. Ironically, the first two were working, but would you believe that of all days for it to happen, our phone line was dead! Fortunately, I do have a TracFone, for emergencies, but otherwise, it is never on, as I got it for emergencies. Hmmm, this could be one of those "Big E" times, for using it. Jeanne did not know how to operate it, so I managed to get it turned on and punch in 911, make the call, give the phone to her to take over, and then I sat down. So, Cell phones do have their advantages, although I don't care about all of the other whistles, bells, and gadgets that are available nowadays. But, there are some things that we need to plan out to be ready for future implementation, when needed. Jeanne now knows how to operate my TracFone. Now cutting to the chase, the ambulance came, the Paramedics checked me out. By then the symptoms had subsided, but they (local guys, Tyler and Jeremy) decided to transport me for observation, and I readily agreed. Most definitely a good thing, as on the ride to Lourdes Hospital Emergency, in Pasco, the symptoms returned, but once again subsided. Anyway, I got to ride in the "Little Special Bus!" But, I did not get to run the siren and other noise makers. Couldn't reach them! A side note to this: Jeanne and I have had little discussions about which one of us will be most likely to be the "first to go." She has always adamantly insisted that it will be her, based upon her many maladies. So, I don't remember this, but she claims that my last words to her, as the doors were closed, before departing on my ride in the little bus, were "I thought you said that you would be the first to go?" Once in the Emergency Room, the symptoms were back again, so, the staff began a series of tests, neuro/physical performance, EKG, MRI, x-rays, Doppler tests of carotid arteries and heart, blood work, etc. I like the daytime Doc in the ER there, very much, as he was a Navy Doctor who served with the Marines in Somalia, and I know him from taking my mother there a couple of times. They eventually admitted me to the Intensive Care Unit and kept me overnight. On mid-day Friday, they pronounced me okay, and released me, with some very serious instructions about diet, exercise, seeing my own doc, and they gave me a couple of new Rxs. For several years, I have taken an 81 grain aspirin (often called a "baby aspirin") daily. The staff indicated that this was ... "a good thing!" So, I'm back home, in the bunker, and have been a member of the walking wounded, for a few days now. I feel fine physically, although a bit weaker than my normal self, but gradually improving, and I have even mowed the lawn and done some yard work. Another Note: We always hear jokes about doctor's poor run- together scribbling that passes for handwriting. Well, I was quite startled for a moment, when reading through the paperwork, I came upon the instructions for "activity level to be followed at home: ...", where under the sub-heading of, "Activities of daily living (specify) ...," I thought at first that the doctor's handwriting said, "Castrated." NO JOKE! But, then I got out my magnifying glass, and like a code breaker, finally figured out that it said ... "as tolerated." Whewwww! And, I will eventually be taking a Nuclear Stress Test (HTN EKG changes). I don't know what "Nuclear" means, in this case, unless there are radiation injections involved, or they plan to blow my butt up, and then reassemble me into a Six Million Dollar Man. I figure that my "happening" must have been on the right side, as only my left side was effected. Also, I think that I may have neglected to mention that when the ER folks ran an EKG on me, they noted an indication in my heartbeat line (dipping down repeatedly, at a certain point) which suggested that I must have had a small heart attack, at sometime in the past. I don't remember anything noteworthy, other than possibly when a few years ago, I had a stretch of intense "heartburn" or acid indigestion, until I went on Omeprazole for acid reflux. Basically, my health has been fairly good, and that is why this came as such a surprise to me. Although, I have to admit that I my last few years have been somewhat stressful with family stuff. My own doctor was out of town for a week, but I had my follow up doctor appointment, a few days after my "happening," with his practice partner. I learned from him that all of the high- powered tests performed on me in the hospital EKG, Lab tests, MRI, X-rays, Doppler carotid artery test, Doppler heart test (both somewhat like ultra sound tests), and some other tests that I may have forgotten, basically indicated that it was somewhat puzzling why I had the TIA episode? My pulse is okay, my blood pressure has shown steadily acceptable at about 132/70 (under control with medication), blood sugar was very good, cholesterol level was within desired range and ok, blood vessels appeared unblocked, my brain was good (although, my wife, Jeanne, questioned that), and my general physical condition is good. Hunting season closed in late January, during which I had walked many a mile. After that and up until about two months ago, when hot weather brought on the concern of the exposure of my dogs to rattlesnakes, I had put in about 4-5 miles at least two and sometimes three days per week. Since then, my activity level has been mostly mowing my nearly an acre, with a walk behind, self propelled mower and general yard work. Now, I think that I will mow two days a week, until hunting season, and again get serious about my bicycle and stationary exercise bike, but not overdo it. Also, I just had a physical in February which showed normal for everything. So, I too, am somewhat amazed and stupefied! Okay, now for that really "weird part" that I mentioned in my last posting. If I understood the doc correctly, he said that sometimes, even though the blood vessels are open with unblocked blood flow and cholesterol levels are okay, on occasion there can be a condition that takes place in some of us. It occurs when there are minute cholesterol or plaque deposits formed within the thin layers in the walls of the blood vessels. On rare occasions, possibly due to stretching, bending, a blow, etc., a tiny crack, tear, or small opening can develop on the surface of the internal wall of a vessel. If this happens, the body's defensive mechanisms read this situation the same way it would when we experience a cut or abrasion in our skin. So, red blood cells answer the emergency call, and begin accumulating or clotting at the break to seal off the minute tear or opening. This clotting can eventually dislodge or sluff off, and constitute a clot (or thrombus) in the blood stream, which makes its way to the brain and causes a stroke if the clot is large enough and does not break up and/or dissolve enough, prior to reaching the brain. However, if this clot or "accumulation" is small enough, or gets smaller by dissolving quickly enough, it may not cause a stroke, but can still cause temporary problems, possibly resulting in a TIA or Transient Ischemic Attack, or mini-stroke. So, this is one possible explanation, in my case. I also heard another theory about electrolyte levels in the blood for those with possible heart or stroke concerns, from a friend whose wife had passed away from heart/stroke and circulatory problems. He said that there had been so much emphasis on her drinking large amounts of plain water to stay hydrated, that she had experienced the result of over-positive hydration, which diluted her electrolytes, and caused difficulties. However, she eventually passed away from other major complications. Years ago, my pharmacist, who worked out a lot, told me about Pedialyte (commonly given to babies experiencing diarrhea problems that cause excessive water loss). He said it was a less expensive way for active adults to maintain electrolyte levels when performing work or exercising to a point that results in heavy perspiring and the active loss of bodily water. Thus, for several years, I have made use of "Pedialyte" in my drinking water when hiking or hunting, to reduce muscle cramping. But now, I am going to ask my doctor about this other use, when one has circulatory concerns, but I am interested to see if anyone has heard of such a thing? Keep in mind that I am indeed just a layman, with no medical training, except for the usual first aid courses, although I was once certified as an EMT, and have a degree in Zoology. Therefore, I may know just enough about human biology to confuse myself, so do not take this as the right and proper interpretation, but merely as my understanding of what the doctor said to me, and what I am discovering otherwise. The Doc emphasized that my TIA experience was indeed a wake up call, and that I should pay definite attention to my meds, correct diet, lose some weight, and exercise seriously, but avoid lifting any really heavy objects, at least for a while. Otherwise, I can go about life as normal. And, I have scheduled an appointment with my own doctor for when he is back off vacation, and I may take further tests at that time. Oh, and the substitute Doc, echoed my own doc by emphasizing beau coup times that I need to give up my disgusting habit of "snuff," chewing tobacco. Bummer! Okay, I am. But, having given up racy women and excessive alcohol consumption, many years ago, what am I to do now ... for a respectable vice? Now, I am so cautiously alert, that when I awoke the morning after coming home, and my left hand felt a bit numb, I thought, "Oh no, I have to ride the little bus again!" But, there were no other signs, and that one quickly went away. But then, I realized that, in addition to some arthritis and tendonitis in my hands, I had been sleeping on my left arm, hampering the circulation. I let out a big sigh and wondered, if this is what its going to be like from here on, always having to make a quick decision of whether to call the little red & white bus company or not? I know ... be safer than sorrier! -George "Pappy" SWAN ~ Burbank, WA where the sun also shines and the day is relatively cool, so with the doors open to allow a pleasant breeze to blow through the house ... and my mind, and with my dogs at my feet, I am going to kick back and ... take a nap. Remember, I have an excuse, and license to do so, now! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Rita BRACKENBUSH Sevcik ('60) believes #1 in the Liberty Lake Church Camp photo is Ruth Clifford. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) Re: more faces..... In the Summer camp pic, #43 could be Mary Meyer... ^..^ -John BROWNE ('61) ~ busy with the water, on the assumption that it will help raise the spirits of the garden inhabitants.. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Liberty Lake Has anyone thought of a Liberty Lake reunion at Liberty Lake. That would be a great pic, too. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Since everyone has done such an amazing job on the Church Camp photo, let's see how you do on this one from the Hamilton archives? I'm thinking Lewis and Clark maybe 1951. Carolynn is in the second row, second from the left with the white mask and polka dotted clown costume. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack If ya wanna see just how invisible you can be, tell everybody in the Sandstorm that yer gonna be gone for two weeks and even add that you'll be missing yer 45th reunion... then make sher yer outa Internet and cell range for the whole time... when ya get back you'll get phone messages from 10,000 people who didn't even notice you were gone wantin' ta know where the H-LL you are when yer reunion starts... my oh my... ... .. Today we gotta Bomber-babe birthday of a girl that means one heck of a lot to me... I've said before that she was way instrumental in saving the relationship of one of my best buds n me by teaching me something I knew but didn't use... tough love... I will remain grateful to her for that for as long as my little pea brain can hold a thought. But first, if it's ok, I'd like to tell you a little bit about a most wonderful trip I had to a place which is again known by it's Haida name "Haida Gwaii"... it was changed for a hundred years or so to the Queen Charlotte islands, but as of this July, it has taken on his historical name... for years, since I first discovered Bill Reid, a Haida carver who lived in Vancouver, BC until he passed in '98, I have wanted to visit Haida Gwaii. I know Brian JOHNSON ('65) visited there several years back... he sent me a post card... I'm not sure why I have waited so long... I made the arrangements before the powers that be on the 5 year reunions for the '65ers decided on a date for our 45th and had paid for most of it already so I couldn't very well change my plans... I met the most wonderful people, many from the same Haida family, the Bellis family... it was almost like all the puzzle pieces were waiting to be assembled when I arrived... I walked into a store near where I was staying with a red card in my pocket... it was the card of a local Haida guide... at some point the woman who owned the store realized I was carrying her uncle Dick's card and offered to call him on the phone... from that point on the trip just got more and more magical... Dick and I hit it off and after a full day of tramping thru the woods and seeing the most amazing things, I was invited to his home to meet his family... the grand children danced and sang and the rest of us just had a wonderful time... I have hated scaled fish all my life... I ate nothing but Halibut and Salmon the whole trip... dried, smoked and every other way... no fish smell on any of it (well maybe the dried stuff)... I had planned on going to the Music Festival (as it turns out it's kind of a rock festival) but missed it because Dick was taking me all over to see this and that... much gift giving and just havin' a ball... I can't even begin to tell the tale except maybe to say that I have never found a place I felt more at home than Richland itself... I was invited back next year for the Bellis family reunion... there was much talk of adopting the American Apache into the Haida tribe and the Bellis family in particular... dunno whether I'll be a raven or an Eagle (there are two major clans... Eagles marry Ravens and visa versa)... the Islands were filled with eagles and ravens and it was magnificent to watch the eagles hunt... had one fly right over my head with a fish in his talons... Dick's daughter dries and cures most of the fish for the band that lives in the village of Skidegate ("skidaget") and she cooked the most wonderful meals... we would eat at Dick's and then she'd go back home... she had an eagle "feeding stand" outside her house where she would place the fish carcases and the eagles would swoop in to feed... they treated her like their best friend... wonder why! Well clearly I can't even come close to sharing the adventure in a note so I'll stop trying before I brake MADDY's ('67) record or something... I got a deer call Dick makes for Beej... it works like crazy... makes the sound of a fawn in distress... we even got a doe to leave her own fawn to come see if maybe she was missing one she didn't remember she had! So lemme just say I am really sorry to miss the reunion... it was a first for me (tho I've missed a couple of our yearly ones due to trials)... hope the '65ers hadda blast. And to my dear friend lemme say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie ROE Truax ('64) on the 16th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Class of '65's 45th Reunion What a great time, Classmates. We had over 80 classmates in attendance and over 100 people all together. It was FUN. Folks came from all over the country. People attended whom we hadn't seen in 35 years. It felt good. Look for pictures on the All Bomber site, Class of '65. Please keep the second weekend of August, 2015 reserved for a BIG 50th reunion. And keep Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger informed of your whereabouts! Thank you, everyone who worked on the reunion, and all of you who attended and filled our hearts with joy. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: dancing Yes, Mike FRANCO ('70), I bet you'll have classmates dancing. Perhaps not until 1:00, but there will be some. I had my 40th last summer and at times the dance floor was pretty crowded as they played music from "our day". It broke off between 10:30 and 11:00 I'm thinking but it was a good time, enjoy it. Re: Liberty Lake I just googled Liberty Lake and a center called Zephyr popped up. I brought up the site and even though it was the summer of '63 I'd stake my life on that's the place where we stayed that week so long ago. It says the place was built in 1902. I recall they had a roped off area for swimming in the lake and like I said they let some of us go out in row boats. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we hit mid 90s yesterday and it feels like it again today especially being without AC **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Re: Class of '70 40th reunion... Dancin' our way into history... one day at a time, Mike... WHAT: Col-Hi Class of '70 40th reunion WHEN: Friday August 20th & Saturday August 21st. FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH: 10 amGolf at Columbia Point Golf Course 7 pmMeet and Greet at Hanford House Red Lion, Ripples Lounge. No-host food and beverages. SATURDAY AUGUST 21ST: 9:30 amCoffee and Spudnuts at Col-Hi 10:00 amTour of the newly remodeled Col-Hi/RHS 6:00-7:30 pmCocktails - no host bar - Hanford House Banquet Room 6:45 pmClass Photo 7:30-8:30 pmDinner Buffet 9:00-1:00 amDancing -Dan LAYBOURN ('70) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sandy CLARK Chamberlin ('71) Re: '71 in 2011 Planning Meeting Our 40th class reunion is scheduled for August 12-14, 2011. We are not sure of the location. OUR NEXT MEETING WHEN: Tuesday, August 17th WHERE: Red Lion in Richland TIME: 7pm If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact Pat Harty or myself. -Sandy CLARK Chamberlin ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Jim MEFFORD ('54) "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Lora HOMME ('60) Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Karen KLEINPETER ('63), Leoma COLES ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Rick MADDY ('67), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte CARLSON ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy BOGGS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verna GORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erma PARDINI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan STALEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) To: Pappy SWAN ('59) Thanks for the very good info on TIA. Re your statement that every symptom makes you feel that this is it, welcome to the club. At 82 I can tell you a few things about the stages one goes through as you get older. Up till 60, I felt immortal. The I began to question how much time? This resulted in very long estimates, such as 25 or 30 years. Then, at 65, comes my prostate cancer. I will honestly tell you, it was accompanied by much fear and why me? Then I read a book that told me better me than anyone in my family. That was good. My estimates of life came way down to like 5 years. But time went on, and in my seventies, reading the obits, I realized that my time might be limited, in any case. I began to think about it too much. Every little problem reminded me just how old I was, and could I make it till the next Christmas? Now in my eighties, the fear is gone. It is replaced with a sadness in the loss of so many of contemporary celebrities. That has been enlarged, indeed, by the loss of so many of my friends. slowly I am coming to the conclusion that death is nothing to be feared, but not yet welcomed. Maybe that is the last stage. I hope I haven't ruined your day with these rather morbid thoughts. -Dick McCOY, from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim MEFFORD ('54) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm I believe #12 is Jean Irish of West Side Church. -Jim MEFFORD ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Classic Rock Songs -- Could be their updated for we more "Seasoned" Bombers In the words of one of the classic rock songs, I indeed, "have friends in low places," take for example my "huntin' buddy" and good friend, Brad WEAR ('71), fellow Marine and Bomber. Believe it or not, Brad and I actually met and linked up through "Alumni Sandstorm," a few years ago, when he still lived in the Great State of Texas. Then, he finally saw the light and moved back to "God's Country," right here in the windy cities, where we have mutual roots, and mutual interests. Even though I am his senior Bomber classmate by about 12 years, we hit it off, and have been good friends and hunting buddies ever since. Brad has always expounded to others, that I would walk him into the ground, when hunting. We'll have to see how that goes this year. The truth be known, all along, I think the "Captain" coulda out done me and was just boosting the "Sergeant's" ego, with his kind words. Nevertheless, I could not ask for a better friend, as I had no more than arrived in the ER a few days ago, than Brad was the first personal acquaintance to peek around the curtain at me, just minutes before Jeanne had managed to get around, chase the ambulance, and arrive. And, later I was pleasantly surprised when Tom MATTIS ('66) and his wife Theresa showed up. And, Brad was back the next day, again. Okay, so enough of this sensitivity stuff. Brad, in keeping things in perspective this morning, sent the following link to me, of Tim Hawkins, comedian's, renditions of some classic rock songs, with updated words, perhaps more fitting for "Seasoned" Bombers, like me ... and some others. Laughter is the best medicine, so enjoy! And, thanks Brad for everything! And BTW, hunting season is just around the bend! Old Rock Star Songs from comedian Tim Hawkins. Classic Rock Songs updated for the singers age. -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where the sun rose again, this morning, in a deep blue sky, and it's "gonna be a hot one," but tomorrow will be hotter (101), but then it will taper off toward a cooling trend, like ... just in the 90s. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lora HOMME Phillips ('60) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Number 52 is Barbara DAVIS (61). Number 32 looks like Kathy HALL (61) -Lora HOMME Phillips ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) HELLO TO THE CLASS OF 1960, We are looking forward to seeing all of you at this years big "50th Year Celebration" September 10, 11 & 12th, 2010 Visiting with Old & New Friends from our class of 1960. The Reunion Schedule of Events FRIDAY, SEPT. 10TH Wine Tasting and Bus Tour with Lunch 9:30AM to 3:30 PM Meet at Richland Red Lion Inn, Parking Lot (A Few Places are still Empty on the Bus) 5:30 PM Registration at the Red Lion Inn Lobby 6:00 PM - 11-30 PM Class of 1960 will join Club 40 for dinner, dancing and socializing together in our own section at the Richland Red Lion SATURDAY, SEPT. 11TH 7:00 AM - Noon River Walk with Janet 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Class of '60 Special Celebration at the Richland Community Center, Riverside Room. Class Picture, Memorial and Reminiscing, etc. Light Snacks, Pop & Water will be provided. 6:00PM - 11:30PM Class of 1960 will join Club 40 for dinner, dancing and socializing together in our own section. SUNDAY SEPT. 12TH No host picnic at the gazebo, South Howard Amon Park, near the wading pool. (The gazebo is located east of the Richland Community Center toward the river). This location has electricity, water, and a BBQ grill. Pop and bottled water will be provided along with charcoal and fire starter. Alcohol Beverages are prohibited. Bring your own food basket 11am - 3pm LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU, -Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Chairman & Committee **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) To Gregor HANSON ('65) and all of his minions. Congratulations on an outstanding weekend. I can't give you an A++, because they ran out of asparagus, so the best I can give you is an A++*. Your class of '65 is pretty amazing, but I'm not ready to let you move out of the kitchen with your card tables just yet. -jimbeaux ps. You know the one thing that was missing was the skinny kid with the tooth pick, rolled up cuttoffs and lowcut Converse. Did anyone else miss him? -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen KLEINPETER Kroger ('63) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm I think # 27 is Cora Coryell, Larry's mom, not #1. -Karen KLEINPETER Kroger ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) I was so sad to see the funeral notice from a couple of days back that Dan MONROE ('59-RIP) had passed away. The obituary notice that was attached was quite impressive as he must have been very well-known in his town in Colorado. I hadn't thought about him in many years tho I must confess that I had a crush on him when I was in grade school. I just lived down the street from his family and was "best friends" with his sister, Peggy MONROE ('64). I have lost track of her for many years and wonder if anyone has heard from her? [Class of '64 knows where Peggy is. -Maren] Well, I am headed down the coast in the AM to Florence to take two of my grandkids to the dunes!! They are 8 and 13 and have never been there before... We are all so excited to go camping at Honeyman park for a couple of days. It's late and I must hit the hay.. -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Salem, OR where it's been super hot, over 100 for the last couple of days **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: George "Pappy" Swan '59 My husband had the Nuclear Stress Test done last year. Be prepared for an all day event just about. First of all, they shoot you with the nuclear stuff. You wait about 4 hours to be sure that it goes all through your system. Then you take the stress test. They shoot you once again and you wait. This time they test you while at rest. OR, it could be the other way around. I really can't remember. The doctor will be able to see your heart in 3D. I've seen it on TV and it's really very interesting. I believe this was the time that he had to have another stint put in. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We had sun yesterday for a few hours, but back into the fog once again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: forgot to mention In my tribute to a Bomber-babe yesterday, I meant to add a little piece about the speech Terry DAVIS ('65) made in New York last year... it is finally available on the web... I'll also include the address to his web page for any of you fans out there... as I related after we got home, Terry and I went to New York for the reunion of the actual brigade T and gang played in Tour of Duty... It was a very moving experience... especially for one Marine in the company of 900 Soldiers... anyway, it has been placed on T's web site but is kinda a pain to get to from there so try: and you can view it. You may want to do the "download" that is shown. It played all the way thru while the one on the site I just quoted stopped in the middle for me. Try it... you'll like it. I can say he did an excellent job and I was VERY proud of him. For those of you just interested in fluff... T's web site is See you in the funny papers! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: TIA and NST My mother experienced this Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA). The doctors could not figure out why she had lost so much use of her left side... it put her in a wheelchair that she never got out of. Her doctors were sort of left standing, scratching their heads as to why this TIA had such a devastating outcome for her, even accusing her of just pure laziness, stubbornness, an unwilling patient, obviously tired of life, gave up, etc. etc. The tests showed she had not had a stroke. Nothing. TIA was the best guess, I suppose. I wasn't going to argue with them, so can we move on to the 'watta we goin do bout it' part. The TIA put her into an assisted living home. She spent almost three years in one before passing away on March 6, 2010. One cannot take them too lightly and coming out of them with an attitude like Pappy SWAN ('59) is a very very good thing. Good health to you all. By the way, Pappy, I think this video is the Nuclear Stress Test B, but not exactly the one you are talking about, which must be A? -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Today's Birthdays Today, Tuesday the 17th is a great day for TWO Bomber babes... Erma PARDINI ('71) and Susan STALEY Mitchell ('71). Both classy ladies that, I think, are still in the Tri-Cities. Both are pals of mine on Facebook but looking forward to seeing them at our reunion next year!! I have added a Class of 1971 Facebook page. I have also been severely chastised by John RANLETT ('71) because I titled it the RICHLAND Bombers Class of 1971 Reunion page instead of the proper name- COLUMBIA High. I did this because I presumed more people would look for a re-union site under the city rather than the actual school name. I will try and add both so as to be politically correct. What John SHOULD have be chastising me for was missing his birthday on August 7th. Sorry John. John has been making quite a name for himself the past few years as a Bill Gates look alike Check him out... Highlight of Class of 1970 reunion this weekend will be the wit and wisdom of Mike FRANCO('70)... class of 1971 will have Bill Gates in attendance (we hope). I sure hope the stock he sold me is ok... I thought he was head of Microsoft but the certificates I got were for MACRO soft... hmmmm. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ 4 days to THE social event of the season Class of '70 reunion!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Chalky Conway ('45) ~ 10/4/27 - 8/9/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Missy KEENEY ('59), Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARLSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacki SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri CROSS ('84) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm OK! This is what I remember about the church camp picture. Those were campers from all or several of the United Protestant churches in Richland. Westside UP was Presbyterian sponsored and the camp for Presbyterians was Camp Ghormley on White Pass. A lot of Westsiders are in the picture but the majority were from other churches, I believe. #28 is Bob Grove who was the youth pastor at Westside. #12 I'm pretty sure IS Jeanne Irish an adult camp counselor and neat lady. #38 is Betty Jackson another adult camp counselor and a WAY FUN person. #48 is Jorge (I don't remember a last name) and he was an imported counselor and speaker who was from Panama. Jorge was also WAY FUN and cool. "and that's all I have to say about that!" I'm looking forward to seeing people at Club 40 so if you decide not to come I will be really mad at you! -Missy KEENEY ('59) ~ Richland where it is "Too Darn Hot!" In memory and with love for my Dad, Raymond Keeney (RIP) who used to sing this to us: "If it gets too hot for comfort and you can't get ice cream cones 'Taint no sin to take off your skin and dance around in your bones." -Edgar Casey **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Could #11 be Harriet BEARD ('60)??? -Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Mike FRANCO's ('70) entry on 8-15-10 OK Mike, speaking for myself, well maybe Lorie THOMPSON Morrison ('70), too, I will be dancing until 1:00am! When do you get into town, we are getting together on Thursday evening at the Crier. See you soon, -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lois WEYERTS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marci REW ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BAROTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm I wish I could have been able to go to that church camp, mostly because of my idol, Rev. Dave Seaman. I was a student at University of Puget Sound when he passed away and I remember it as one of the saddest days of my time there. Rev. Bob Uphoff was the pastor of Central United Protestant church earlier and he was another of my heroes. Bob, later became the pastor of Seattle first Methodist Church, and I believe that he eventually became bishop for the Northwest Region before he passed away. Two incredibly wonderful pastors that helped shape my value system, spirituality and more in my younger days. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: '68 Bomber Birthday Just wanted to wish happy birthday to Marci REW Willison ('68), on Thursday 08/19/2010. You still are and will always be the Older Woman. Happy Birthday!!!!!! -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Thursday Birthdays Those Leo Birthdays keep roaring along. Thursday, August 19th finds Linda BAROTT Rodriguez ('71) and Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) sharing a birthday. I played Church League basketball with Clark all through High School. His Dad was our coach and we had a pretty good team and a pretty good time. Hope you both have a great day. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: ladies of '54 lunch Ok, now, let's have a full house of lady classmates from 1954 at lunch today, Friday the 20th, at Granny's in Kennewick. Please come between 11:30 and 12 noon to have some chit chat with friends. If there is any information you would like feel free to call me at 509 544-0393. C U!!! Re: Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs) I have been reading stories of all your experiences on having had a TIA. My husband and I both were diagnosed 2 months apart 2 years ago. His was much more serious than mine. One morning about 5:30am he woke me saying, "I don't know, I don't know". He came to the bedroom and I was already awake hearing him talk like that. I jumped up to see him wandering around the house in a daze and unable to talk. He had tried to turn off the alarm system and couldn't remember the right numbers to punch in and got exasperated. I discovered that something was really wrong and said you need to get to the doctor. He said "No." and wanted to go back to bed. I, instead of calling 911, got dressed and had him put his clothes on and somehow got him in the car and took him to Kadlec. They recognized what was wrong and started medication and running tests. They kept him for 3 days and did every test possible to find the clot, but said it had passed through and that was when he was having trouble talking and thinking. Within 18 hours he was back to his old self and seemed to be fine. They put him on a regiment of 2 81 mg aspirin a day. No damage showed up but we know from research, that it can happen again and worse. He is fine and has been since then. My episode hit me when I was at the store in line to pay for merchandise that I felt really funny and thought I might pass out. The left side of my eye and face felt strange, but nothing else. I managed to get my cell phone out and call my husband and have him meet me in the parking lot of the store. I bought my stuff, and went to the car. We went to my cardiologist's office, not knowing what was going on and he said "I am a heart doctor, not a brain doctor and I think you should go to ER". We did and after tests, CT etc, the only thing they could say is I might have had a TIA. They put me on Plavix and 2 81 mg aspirin a day. I have been fine since. My husband was upset that he didn't get to have Plavix after seeing the ads for it saying it can save you from having a stroke. Not sure if that is entirely true. The one thing we were told is that if you could take 2 regular aspirin within 3 hours of symptoms, you can help yourself not have a full blown stroke. The aspirin will immediately start thinning the blood and let a clot pass. In my case too, they found out that I have an irregular heartbeat,(not life threatening), and they have found that plaque will build up a little from that and a little piece of it can break away and act like a blood clot. In this life we can never be sure that whatever preventative maintenance we do for ourselves will protect us completely. Live a happy life, love your loved ones, and try to stay stress free. That part I have not been able to stay away from, but there is plenty of love and happiness!!! Go Bombers!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is cooling down and a little windy!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Houston Fireworks display Saturday Any Alaska Bombers thinking of attending the display in Houston Saturday Night should contact me Friday or Saturday on my cell and I can get you VIP parking and viewing. Drop me an e-mail before 7 AM Saturday and I will send you my cell number or I will call you if you send your number. We have been working on it for a week now and it should be worth seeing. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OK, Since the only Houston I know about is in TEXAS, I googled Houston, AK and found it about 60 miles from Anchorage... I think that's where Larry is talking about. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Nadine REYNOLDS ('61), Denis SULLIVAN ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Larry & LaVerne OSTERMAN ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) A "mini-reunion" of classmates from the '40s was held Thursday, August 19, 2010, hosted by Mrs. Marilyn HULTMAN Wallace ('47), to honor a classmate who was very briefly in her home area, Mrs. Joan LONG Lynch ('47). Attending were Mrs. Pat PARKER Green ('47), Mrs. Margaret LUTHER Wood ('47), Mrs. Mary Triem Mowery ('47), Mrs. Marion KREPSKY Morey ('48) and Mrs. Nina ANDRE Barlow ('48). Talking was fast and furious and a lot of memories were recalled. Now doesn't this sound like something from a high society page! (Hey, our old home town has really grown with the times.) -Mary TRIEM Mowery, a '47 Bomber **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Do any of you use Windows Live Mail for their e-mail? Hi all: I am sending this e-mail to everyone I e-mail to, asking if they are using Windows Live Mail for their e-mail? I just recently upgraded to Windows 7 and am using this for my server. I have one problem that I am unable to resolve and that is "how do you remove e-mail addresses from your e-mail Address Book that you no longer want to be there? When I was using my previous server, it was easy to accomplish but now I find it impossible to delete e-mail addresses that are no longer applicable. If any of you use this server and can help me out, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. -Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Liberty Lake Church Camp photo in the 8/10 Sandstorm Sorry guys, number 41 is not me as I never attended Liberty Lake Church Camp. The camps that I attended in my youth were the Girl Scout Camp on White Pass and the Mt. Baker Church Camp. At one time I did have glasses similar to those worn by the girl in the picture and styled my hair in a similar manner. I do not know who this girl is. Thank you John BROWNE ('61) for thinking of me. It has been fun to see people gradually identified. From the people who did attend that camp, it looks like I missed a good time. In looking at the picture, I think that number 11 is Ginny JAYNES ('61), number 12 is Kathy HALL ('61), and number 61 Doug LONGMORE ('61). -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) ~ sunny Sahuarita, AZ where the temps have been in the mid 100s and they should be in the mid 90s at this time of year. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Denis SULLIVAN ('62) Sonja Harmon, a teacher who inspired many of us at Col-Hi over the years, has left us. She died peacefully in Seattle Monday night at the age of 93. -Denis SULLIVAN ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I can't take it any more I thought it was bad when I heard the Stones on a commercial on TV... but I just heard Buddy Holly singing "Everyday" for AT&T... now we all remember when Gene Pitney was the first Rock 'n' Roller to sing on the Academy Awards... and that was cool... but hey... rock n roll ain't spozed ta be establishment, man... by the way... I've been meaning to mention to Pitts ('63) and Jimbeaux ('63)... when you think of it compare Bobby Freeman's Betty Lou's got a new pair of shoes ('58) to the Wailers' Dirty Robber and tell me there isn't a huge connection... but the reason I'm writing is that today I saw the pictures Connie DAME ('65) and Cecilia BENNETT ('65) took last weekend at the '65ers 45th... I am telling it straight, it almost made me cry... I know we get together every year... but not all the kids come every year... looking at those pictures... I mean Keith PETERSON ('65) would be reacting the same as I did about Buddy for AT&T... he, Kenny ('64) and I used to buy these little cheapy magazines with all the lyrics in them... Craig DAVIS ('65), Keith and I would sing our hearts out... Kenny even had a group at Spalding... Seeing Butch MANTHEI ('65) and Larry GREER ('65) just cemented those memories... but alas, Larry would head for the school that starts with a C, I think and Butch and I would head for Chief Jo... (OK they both start with a C)... as Jack GARDINER ('61) has said... it was just heart breaking to split kids up that way... the first day of Jr. Hi, Butch had his desk dismantled before Mrs. Gill entered the room... as she called roll and got to Edward Manthei, the legs fell to the ground and the word "BUTCH" echoed thru the room... I think that's why several of us were marched from her class and placed in a new class... (the original group W bench?) I KNOW it was just yesterday that we had our 40th reunion so I am not quite sure what was going on last weekend... I clearly remember Pierre REMILLARD ('65) and CMOORE ('65) being there and how cool it was to see them together... so I am quite confused about last weekend... As I looked at the pictures I had the same feeling I get when I hear the Belmonts singing... "Where or When"... I get all gooey inside (yes I said gooey)... I recall walking into my first Col-Hi sock hop with Tony ('65) as they were playing "Oh Donna" and thinking this was heaven on earth... a place where one could spend all his time meeting cute girls and walking them from class to class... a place where Lyda would ask me to turn in my books with regularity and until I was no longer allowed a place where Hi-Spot was the perfect way to spend my time... today getting ready for work I heard "Wild Weekend"... to me that is the ultimate cruzing the Uptown song... I have a vivid memory of passing Robinson's where the DJ was doing a live broadcast while the store had a sale on white levis and the Rockin' Rebels were blasting and the store was giving away 45s of the rather unmemorable song "White Levis"... I will just continue to look at those pictures over and over looking for that skinny kid with the toothpick, rolled up cut offs and low cut Converse, but I ain't found him yet... Rats! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Those of you who took pictures at our 45th reunion - please would you post them on our '65 Bomber site. It all passed so quickly, I'm looking forward to seeing what happened at a more leisurely pace. Thank you! -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marian WADE ('57), Ed WOOD ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie MOORE ('69) BOMBER MOM BIRTHDAY Today: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) Re: Contacts in Vista 7 To: Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Click on the contacts you want to delete, go to "More Actions" and click on "Delete Contacts". -Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Sonja Harmon (RIP) To: Denis Sullivan ('62) Thanks, Denis, for letting us know about Sonja Harmons passing. She was a wonderful lady and a compelling teacher. I sure all of her Russian students remember her fondly, though we may have struggled with the language. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaaaa Bomber-babe birthdays are the best and today is kina a tripple threat... I mean this babe is married to one-a my best buds... and pals and even their boyz are good buds... I've told so many stories about this famblie I'm about out... so lemme just wish good health, happiness and a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kathie MOORE Adair ('69)... what more can I say... I love you, girl! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Happy Birthday Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) Happy Birthday my dear, sweet sister-in-law. Hope Jimmie and Steven make your day special! -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber and Don Sorenson sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SPEARS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene HORNE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MONASMITH ('65) SANS NICOTINE BIRTHDAY Today: TWO YEARS, Maren!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber dude Now Bomber-babes are impossible to beat, but that goes for Bomber guys too ya know. The b-day boy today lived over by my house around a corner over by where Susan NUSSBAUM ('63) and Ralph LEE ('63-RIP) had the cycle wreck back oh... been more than a couple a years now... this kid and I had big dreams of building a go Kart... the kind you can now buy at almost any chain automotive store... but they sure weren't plentiful back then... we had huge plans... save scrap junk forever but never did get the project off the ground... we had a kick tryin' tho... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chuck MONASMITH ('65) on the 23rd!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: More Photos To All Bombers, Finally got back to looking for more photos. Could be duplicates from another source so my apologies in advance. Hope you find someone you know or related to. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff: Jim JENSEN ('50), Kathy RATHVON ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Pat DORISS ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Theresa Hammer BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB) 8/23/10 pictures Photo #100823-004-d.jpg includes Moyle Binns, fourth from the right. Mr. Binns had an incredibly rich, baritone singing voice. He was the father of three Bombers: Farrell ('47) fellow baseball player and a truly classy guy, Shirley ('50) a lovely classmate who married Edsel SKOW ('50), and Lou Ann ('52) a lovely blonde. Thanks for your historical contributions, Don!!! Bomber cheers, -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: Sonja Harmon (RIP) I was so sad to hear about Sonja Harmon. She was clearly my favorite teacher of all time. I started with her in 8th grade when she was teaching French at Chief Jo and went on to major in French because of her. Also, had her for Russian in high school. Has anyone heard anything about services for her? Or know how to contact her daughter? [Apparently her daughter, Sasha ('62) is working on an obit and whenever we get that information, I'll pass it along in the Sandstorm. -Maren] -Kathy RATHVON ('63) ~ in Bellevue where the mornings are cool and one can tell fall is on the way. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Maren Re: smoking CONGRATS on two years of NO nicotine! Been over 30 for me. WAY TO GO! -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA... triple digits are returning, just as kids are going back to school. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: 8/23/2010 pictures Thanks for posting the interesting pictures. Although I don't recognize anyone in the pictures, the nurse's uniform looks like those the nurses at Kadlec Hospital in Richland wore in the 1950s. I think Picture #007G was taken behind/just below Carmichael Jr. High School in Richland, looking north towards Lee Boulevard, and that the large extension at the back is the two-story gymnasium. Thanks for the memories! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Sans nicotine Congrats, MAREN, on 2 years SANS NICOTINE. However, by posting that, you may have created a whole new category of "calendar items" -- i.e. people who have given up smoking, drinking, chewing tobacco, etc ... Anyway, I attained 17 years of no smoking on June 25th, 2010. That doesn't count the years that I quit smoking when I was pregnant -- or quit smoking for a year or two here and there. That counts 17 years since my last and final cigarette ... with no cheatsies in between. :-) Here's a GREAT little website that tells you the positive effects (beginning within 20 minutes) of quitting cigarettes: Pretty encouraging! To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Many thanks for starting the photo links again. They are always much anticipated treasure hunts for many of us -- and I don't think you'll hear any complaints if there are repeats! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer Good Morning! Please place this in the next Sandstorm. We are getting many, many calls and emails because of these articles. FYI: the compensation awarded to Hanford workers/families has been going up an average of about $3 million a week (mostly due to the passing of the Special Exposure Cohort ruling for Hanford --- and due to the many referrals we have been getting). EEOICPA Law Changes for Hanford workers! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford, PNNL or any other DOE facility in the United States, please contact the Hanford Resource Center for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker As of August 23rd over $648,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 or email Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom TRACY ('55), Tony DURAN ('55) Mary ROSE ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Jane SIMMONS ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SWAIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen MANOLOPOULOS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg STONE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Arrived home (Richland) from 3-1/2 weeks in Alaska on Tuesday, the 17th... later that evening Sandra called with terrific news regarding her cancer treatment. Her new doctor said she is an excellent candidate for the relatively new, but not trial (as I had previously thought) procedure for which she is scheduled September 27th. We are very, very excited about this new development!! This will be a major surgery and the doctor will remove "everything you don't need and anything that doesn't look right." This includes all the tumors, ovaries, uterus, etc. and may even include her naval. Meanwhile, she is still on the 5FU via pump and she can start the school year and the surgeon will attend a conference on this very procedure and may learn a few new tricks to make it go better. Anyway, after everything is removed, her abdominal cavity will be filled with hot chemo and be massaged for TWO HOURS, then they'll pour out the liquid and sew her up. They expect a hospital stay of up to 2 weeks, then a 2 month recuperation at home. This procedure is offered only in Spokane & Seattle so they will be going to Spokane but I don't know exactly what facility. I send heartfelt thank you to the Lord and special thanks to all of you who have sent, and continue to send, powerful positive thoughts and prayers for our family. As Sandra would say, "it's working!" -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in blessedly cool (not hot) but sunny Richland, where we had lightning and thunder last night and it looks like a grass fire over to the South East. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just a tip of the old propeller beanie to that clarinet playin', airplane driver and fellow classmate Jerry SWAIN ('54) on the occasion of his birthday. And I certainly trust there will be many more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ from sunny and warm Mount Angel, OR, but the weekend promises to be cooler if the weather guessers have it right. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Hope everyone has pleasant trips at reunion time. Here's a pic of some hummingbirds that like to stop and refuel at our filling station. These are some of our alumni that drop into the neighborhood, have two or three sets of kids... refuel and head south before the heavy frost. They seem to have survived yesterday's heavy microbursts during our cool down into the 50s... It will be in the high 90s tomorrow here in Boise. -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: WOW & Double WOW Re: Interesting Fact This August has 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays, all in one month. It happens once in 823 years. I kinda figured you were just waiting around to know this information!! This will not happen again until the year 3010. Re: Very Darn Informative Clock -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: Maren & Smoking Congratulations, Maren! I quit smoking on July 11, 2003. Feel so much better but boy am I fat!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT where you can feel fall in the morning and evening but the days are in the 90s still. Tomatoes and corn and all those wonderful garden vegetables are coming in - my favorite time of the year. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Liberty Lake Picture I just had a chance to look at the Liberty Lake photo from the U.P. church camp, and I'd definitely think #45 is Doug Rathbun, is #54 Margi LEWIS ('62), I think that #20 is Don OTT ('61-RIP). and is #44 Elaine Weiss? Also, I remember #47 David Seaman as being a lot heavier and better looking than that photo, but I didn't know him well before he left us at CUP church due to his untimely heart attack, or that's what I remember... also is #37 Joyce HERBEL ('62)? and #39 looks like it is DeEtte JERMAN ('61) Wow, lots of faces I remember and some I don't in that photo. One that surprises me is I have no memory to J. Cross, which seems funny to me as we have the same last name... Probably these have all been identified by now... I agree with Roger GRESS ('61) I don't think #42 is Gloria DAVIS. That is a neat photo... Re: Halloween at Lewis & Clark I think the Halloween one is really hard, especially to those of us who didn't go to Lewis and Clark. Re: Indy But I just got home last night into Indy from a 7 week stint on the west coast, spent much of the time staying with my mother in law, in Wenatchee, while we finally were able to get her into a 24 hour facility, and then I enjoyed some time at Lake Pend Oreille with some WSU friends, and time at the start of Blewett Pass with WSU friends, and then time in Tieton with some dear older friends(as in ages 86 and 88) from when Warren preached there shortly in '06. Then I had a really fun week with old friends in Calif, my son and his wife and my grandson, age 6, around Gardnerville, Nevada... and now my other son, age 30 next month is at home here in W. Harrison... Re: Tri-Cities I did make a quick stop in the Tri-Cities and saw Elsie Walker, age 97 still doing so well. Harry ('67), Susan ('64), Eddie ('76), or Jimmy ('71), please email me so we can exchange some phone numbers, as I'd like to check on Elsie once in awhile... and of course, I did get to see my brother, Roy ('65) and his family, and some of my Cross cousins, as in Bobby ('62) and Carol ('64). I also loved taking the steam train out of Elbe after a wonderful short drive through Mt. Ranier park where I actually got wonderful pictures of the mountain and that beautiful area in warm sunshine... I loved being out west, even liked flying over Lake Mead and Powell and all the canyons, some of it must have been the Grand Canyon... but it is nice and cool back here today and last night... To: Rick MADDY ('67) My husband and I toured the peace shrine park in Hiroshima when we were in Japan in the fall of 2002. It does show the devastation of war, but I was surprised after all this time, that the footage that explains the photos states that the imperialist U.S. attacked Japan without cause or warning. They seem to have forgotten Pearl Harbor and their part in starting the war with the U.S., and warnings and requests that Japan surrender before something devastating happened. It was a terrible war,and I am hoping we can avoid another one, but as the Gulf Wars, Afghanistan, Korea, etc. show that doesn't seem to be the case. ...on a somber note. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ still trying to get through 6 weeks of emails. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Jane SIMMONS Bonogofski ('63) Entered: Tuesday 08/24/2010 8:07:30pm COMMENTS: Would love to be a receive your newsletter!! -Jane SIMMONS Bonogofski ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) To: Bob Grout ('66wb) Hey, Bob... somebody hacked your hotmail account. Now, how do I know that? Because I KNOW you would NOT send me TWO emails telling me that you are in England and you need me to send you $2500!!! HAHAHA Now THAT's funny. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Class of '70 40 Year reunion OK, I've been waiting for some '70 grads to comment on their 40th Reunion. What a hoot it was, most of these guys taught me to drink, errrrrr party that is, in Jr. High and High School. And believe me they can still do it. However, what amazes me is how the women of '70 have improved with age. Stunning, absolutely stunning women. Most had the WOW factor going for them, as they sucked up all the oxygen when they entered the room. What a treat to see some of them. Being on the Class of '71 reunion committee I was there [at the '70 reunion] doing research, and I took copious notes........... Thanks to Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) we will throw in a extra bar tender on her recommendation. What a great event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and funeral notice for Sonja Harmon: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Gary BEHYMER (64), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Dan LAYBOURN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TWEDT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon HOPKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SASSER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce SOEHNLEIN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle HUESTIES ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin MOORE ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Quiting smoking I finally quit smoking totally on August 8, 1980. That was about 22 years of smoking. In the last 2 years of smoking I think I quit 8 or 9 times. But it didn't last long and I always started up again. I tried every gimmick there was, but I always went right back to it. I finally realized nothing could make me quit smoking but myself. I hounded myself mentally every time I grabbed a cigarette. When I got to the point of wanting to quit more then just about anything in life I put one out about 10 PM that night and didn't start again. But I also had to change a couple of habits. The 2 times I most enjoyed a smoke was first thing in the morning and just after a meal. So after all this time I still find myself headed for the shower as soon as I am awake in the morning, and leaving the table as soon as I finish eating. But the temptation is long gone. I am quite sure I would be a respiratory cripple if I had not quit when I did. They were about a quarter a pack in those days. The cost now is incredible. I see young couples with 1-2 children barely making it financially and note that both are heavy smokers. It paints a tough picture. We are working long hours at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer. Looks like we very well may have decent weather for our Friday night large format spectacular display. I designed the show and it should be worth seeing. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ On a sunny Anchorage morning **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: You Tube and My Son If you're not afraid of YouTube., you can see my son, JD Morgan, if you go to the YouTube Search Bar, and type in "JD Morgan National Anthem"... he's a "lifer" in the USAF and got to sing HIS version of the National Anthem to several hundred vets in Santa Fe. His 13 year old son videoed the interview beforehand, and then the few minute performance. If enough people watch it, some radio station will play it (? in Albuquerque, where he is stationed?)... anyway, I'm learning to like HIS version over the regular one, and I'm a proud Air Force Mom! -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) ~ Omak, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Noticed this in yesterday Re: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) Boeing Adviser Will Reshape Culture Amid 787 Delays Re: Tony DURAN ('55) - Alumni Sandstorm Wednesday "It happens once in 823 years." Not according to Hoax-Slayer... -Gary BEHYMER (64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: hacked accounts Maren, I also got emails requesting money... mine came from two different Bomber alumni... at first, I thought it was true and thought they were being very bold in asking me for money, as I barely knew one of them... then, I read a post by another Bomber alumni who said that it was a scam... somehow or another their accounts are being hacked on Facebook and that's how we are getting those requests. I've been told that it is VERY easy for accounts to be hacked into on Facebook... security is very lax on that site... not something I wanted to hear at all. [I only know about HOTMAIL accounts being hacked... nothing to do with FaceBook -Maren] To: Marilyn "Em" Devine ('52) Re: Your Daughter/cancer GREAT news about her treatment and prognosis! -Linda REINING ('64) ~ triple digits have returned to Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Stars and geetars Now we all know that some of us wuz stars in school and some of us wuzn't... Life has a funny way of turning things around every now and again... We gotta birthday boy that reminded me a little of myself... hadda ton of fun in school but paid less than the requisite attention to some of that book learnin'... my books hit the package tray of my car when I received them and were scraped off when I returned them... If Tony HARRAH ('65) ever finishes his book you'll recognize my character... he's the kid that grageates without ever having read a book... in fact I never read one till I was 21 sittin' in the mud and the guck in Vietnam... all it took was one book... kinda like the Jackie De Shannon song... "Just one Book... "... and I was hooked... but that's another story... the birthday boy retired last year and I figured it would be fun and games and travel and all the fun stuff that goes with it... he kinda "suggested" the other day that maybe he was a tad young to retire and may go back to a similar job as the one from which he retired and maybe even get his old office back... I said Man what ever makes you happy... some of us just don't have it in us and since his job involves what he loves I can't blame him... so what I'm trying to say here is I'm way proud of my pal for following his dreams and doing what makes him happy... I hope I can do the same... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our resident artist Richard TWEDT ('64) on August 26, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan LAYBOURN ('70) To: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Class of '70 40 Year reunion Brad, still recovering... -Dan LAYBOURN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Sonja Harmon (RIP) >> ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) David HANTHORN ('63), Lynn JOHNSON ('63) Bill WINGFIELD ('67), Mark SAUCIER ('70) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey HENJUM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie DEAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) & Leslie SWANSON ('59) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) and Jan NUSSBAUM ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Big Brother 12 YES, I have watched it every year!! Was hopin' Brendan would get it this week!! Bet he will go after Britney next week if he wins HOH. I even watch the 3 hours on Showtime, sometimes from 9 PM to midnight our time. It's the After Dark episodes. Yes, looking forward to Survivor. Looks like a good year. Re: bragging!!! I must brag a little (or a lot!) about my 27 year old grand- daughter who lives in Venice Beach, CA. Her name is Tiffany Peterson! She performed her first stand up comedy at the Comedy Union in L.A., with the Pretty Funny Women student grad show on last night, August 26th. I wish I could have been there, but hopefully her husband will make a CD of it. I would love for Brad UPTON ('74) to meet her and give her some advice (if she wants it). -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) I enjoyed listening to [your son] JD Morgan's rendition of the National Anthem [on YouTube]. It was beautifully done. What a talented young man! -Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Obituary - Mrs. Harmon What a great obituary in Thursdays Sandstorm for Sonja Harmon. She was such a wonderful lady. I am, however, left with two questions: Who wrote the obituary, and is there any kind of a memorial planned, and if so, when and where? (Okay, so maybe that was three or even four questions). [I think her daughter, Sasha ('62) wrote it. -Maren] It was always a memorable occasion when the Harmons came to visit or when we got to go visit them, even for me when I was just a little kid. Merle and Sonja were both very special folks, and I will always feel honored to have known them. -David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from cloudy and cool Mercer Island where summer seems (temporarily, I hope) to have left us. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Re: Mrs. Sonja Harmon (RIP) I have been a little surprised at the small number of emails about Mrs. Harmon's death in the Sandstorm. Perhaps everyone is communicating directly with Sasha/Sandy ('62). From Mrs. Harmon, I learned how to study a foreign language, eventually taking five years of French (8th thru 12th grades.) In high school I also studied German and declared a German Major when I went to Berkeley. Later, on my own, I have picked up quite a bit of Spanish, which has proven to be the most practical of the three languages, as I have used it in my public library work. So many things I learned from Mrs. Harmon. One thing that has always stood out in my mind was that, in French class, if we asked her a question and she didn't know the answer, she would say "I don't know." That really impressed me as I don't know if I had ever heard an adult say that to a kid! Hoping to hear other stories about this great teacher! -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) ~ Sherwood, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill WINGFIELD (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: JD Morgan Singing National Anthem in Santa Fe Peg, now living in Santa Fe, I had to go to UTube and check this out. Even though I have never searched on UTube before, I was able to find your son's video. I'm glad I did. I love the Lensic Theatre and really loved your son's version. The Lensic opened in 1931 and is an awesome theatre. If I had know he was going to be there, I would of gone. Tell your son that I really appreciate what he does to serve our country. -Bill WINGFIELD (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ ~ In beautiful, always sunny, Santa Fe, NM **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mark SAUCIER ('70) I wanted to send an open letter of thanks to all those who worked so hard to put on our 40th class reunion. My wife & I had an excellent time. Everything was done very well & was very enjoyable. It was really great to see so many people from the past. Thanks again for all the hard work. It is truly appreciated by us who got to take advantage of your efforts. -Mark SAUCIER ('70) ~ Pittsburgh, PA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Stuff Brad WEAR ('71), Research???? Going to an all-night party and having a good time is RESEARCH?? Sounds like you have been spending way too much time with those class of '70 miscreants (FRANCO, WEDBERG, AMACKER et al). THEY were always trying to foist their exploits off as something legitimate. It really MUST have been a party, if the best they can manage is Dan LAYBOURNs ('70) "still recovering". Come on Mike, give us your thoughts. Brad, you will need to monitor next year's activities to make sure we BURY their efforts!!! Please tell me when I have had too much fun. Happy Birthday on Friday to Mark SAUCIER ('70) who I hope was able to make the festivities last Sunday - although it is a long way from Steelerland to Bomberville. Also birthday wishes to the youngest of the Barber clan, Teresa BARBER ('78). I hear big things are in the works: new job, new home and new husband - is that what that turning 50 thing does for you youngsters. Most of us just buy something stupid (like a car that sits too low and uses too much gas), Anyway, hope you have a very fun Birthday!! Also, planning for the Class of 1971 reunion is moving along. Dates are set for the Weekend of August 12-14, 2011 with Red Lion Richland (Hanford House) as host location. The next meeting of the committee is on Tuesday, September 21st at Hedges Winery. Do these folks have class or what? Have a great weekend, everybody. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI where temps dipped into the 50s last night but summer is back this weekend with high 80s. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff 1 Bomber death notification today: Betty BELL ('51), Denis SULLIVAN ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Tami SCHUCHART ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HENDERSON ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie COWGILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DODSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim FELDER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FLAHERTY ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association will sponsor their 5th Sunday Dance on Sunday, August 29, at the Richland Community Center from 1:00 to 4:00pm. The 5-piece EASY SWING BAND will be playing great dancing-and-listening music -- all for only $5 at the door. Pre-packaged finger foods are always welcome. Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Denis SULLIVAN ('62) Re: Sonja Harmon (RIP) Maren, Just got this from Sasha HARMON ('62): "An informal gathering to commemorate and give thanks for the life of Sonja Harmon. Friday, September 10, 2:30 -3:30 P.M. Exeter House, main dining room 720 Seneca Street, Seattle Limited complimentary parking. Enter on 7th Avenue." -Denis SULLIVAN ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: This kid has everything Some people think I am the keeper of all things Bomber... my buds are always giving me stuff they've had for safe keeping... If it's got anything to do with Col-Hi or the life and times at Col-Hi, I may well have it or something close to it... But there is no way I can hold a candle to the birthday boy... just no way... if it's out there he's got a handle on it and probably has three already! I've been trying to down-size my "collecting" I understand there is a TV show about "hoarders" and I've been one a them all my life... not getting rid of any Bomber or Richland stuff but Oh my goodness do I have a lot of "stuff"... it's the "stuff" that is going... about a year or so ago I cleaned a closet of "important" t-shirts... tons had the tags still on them... I gave 8 huge garbage bags of new or almost new t-shirts to the Viet Vets... and shoes... shoes I hadda have at the time... got that from my Pop... he was a shoe hoarder too... since HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) doesn't wear my size I couldn't give them to him... I hadda ton of American flag shirts (not t-shirts)... I wouldn't have given them away but now I can't find them... musta packed them somewhere... but I ain't gonna replace them cuz I know I still have them somewhere... car parts are too valuable so someone will hafta deal with what I don't use after I'm long gone... so back to the birthday boy... my hat is off to him... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gary Behymer ('64) on August 28, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) To: Jack SINDERSON ('53) and Jan NUSSBAUM ('55) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY [on 2/27] from your "little" flower girl!!! -Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Death Notification (no actual funeral notice) >>Shirley NEW Hogan ('53 & '54-RIP) ~ 1935 - 5/22/07 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/29/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 3 Bomber funeral notices today: Earl BENNETT ('63), Peter TURPING ('70) Brad WEAR ('71), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie WEBB ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David GILBERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brenda BELCHER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kristi STREGE ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie GERKEN ('01) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) and Dave HANTHORN ('63) Re: Sonja Harmon (RIP) Dave, as Maren said, it was Sandy/Sasha ('62), Sonja's daughter, who wrote that obituary. I received it in the mail from her two days ago, probably because I kept in touch with Sonja and visited her several times in the last 15-20 years, in addition to a short period when she was using email a while back. If she went through her mother's address book, I'm sure that's where she found me, as I haven't kept in touch with Sandy beyond hearing what she was up to from her mother. Lynn, the reason there haven't been too many entries yet might be because those of us who were closest to Sonja Harmon from having taking French or Russian or both tend to be fairly busy people who don't get around to writing to the Alumni Sandstorm very often - in my case this is the first spare minute I've had since I heard about her death last week. Like you, when I talk to people about my language background (I translate Arabic for the Army) I tell them I was extremely fortunate to have Mrs. Harmon for French at Chief Jo and Russian at Col Hi, because she didn't just teach us French and Russian, she taught us how to learn language. I still can hear her explaining to us in eighth grade how to use the various parts of our mouths and throats to make unfamiliar sounds from other languages (practical phonemics) - I do the same thing when I teach my Introduction to the Arabic Alphabet & Numbers class to the analysts and other interested staff where I work. Though I'm not really trying to get them to speak it, just recognize the letters and numbers, it helps them to realize that pairs of Arabic letters that sound the same to English speakers differ only in where they are formed in the mouth and the influence they have on the following vowel sounds. I also remember some of the folk songs she taught us in both classes better than I remember most of the grammar or vocabulary. I was waiting for my wife, Barneata, to come out of the ladies' room during the R2K All Classes Reunion, and by the time she came out she found a group of about 5-6 of us singing some of the Russian folk songs Sonja had taught us 35-40 years earlier - we didn't all know each other, as there were various class years involved, but our bond with Sonja Harmon was a strong common denominator, and it brought us close together very quickly. When Barneata and I visited Sonja and Merle at their Whidbey Island home back in the '90s, Barneata said it was obvious from the moment she met Sonja that she was a life-long teacher. By the way, it took me a very long time to be able to address her as Sonja, and even when I did, it didn't feel right. I knew her daughter as Sandy at Col-Hi, but I noticed that Sonja always referred to her as Sasha in recent decades. Sonja keenly picked up on the centrality of my faith in God for my life and we had a long discussion about it the last time I visited her several years ago at the senior home in downtown Seattle (a beautiful, former high-end hotel). I listed for her the three books that were instrumental in my return to belief. She indicated she was going to look into them, but we haven't had any conversations since then beyond single-page letters at Christmas. I shall always remember Sonja Harmon with fondness and respect, especially since she was so influential in the early experiences that formed the bulk of my life-long career. Regards, ecb3 - from a pleasant summer evening in central Virginia, disrupted only by the ubiquitous insects that inhabit these very humid climes (compared to Richland) and whine around my ears while I attempt to get the property cleaned up after the neglect following my second hip replacement in June (recovery is proceeding phenomenally well). -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peter TURPING ('70) To: Vic MARSHALL ('71) You can send in Brad WEAR ('71) to spy on the 1970 reunion and try and to steal ideas, you can reserve your reunion facility a year in advance and you can even have your committee meetings at fancy wineries but the bottom line I'm pretty sure you don't have the babes that 1970 has or the MC abilities of Mike FRANCO ('70). But even if you did at the end of weekend I know the class of 1971 has no match for Catman RANDOW ('70)(with back-up singers Gina EVANS ('70) and Debbie FISHER ('70)) and his singing of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire". Please don't attempt to "bury the class of '70s efforts". It would be quite embarrassing. -Peter TURPING ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) To: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Oh, yeah you want ME to tell you when you've had enough of a good time. No such thing! Besides, I'm not the adult supervision. That's like putting the fox to guard the hen house. I'm juvenile at best. Let's party, and oh, by the way my next party is Halloween for all of those that are on the party list. '71 reunion is just around the corner.. -Brad WEAR ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: More Pictures To All Bombers, A few more for your perusal. -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notices >>Cynthia CLIFFORD ('69) ~ 9/21/51 - 8/16/2010 >>Jim SHECKLER ('61) ~ 6/17/43 - 8/18/2010 >>Pat LUZZO ('79) ~ 12/6/59 - 6/20/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/30/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HOFF ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty O'NEIL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa BARBER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Don Sorenson's (NAB)photos Although, not positive, I believe the lady in the photo 13-M is Paula DOCTOR ('51-RIP). Haven't any idea who the gent is, but it looks like couples photo. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from beautiful Sacramento, CA can't believe how mild the summer has been **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Just doesn't get any better How many of us can remember the exact moment they met someone? Well I can remember the exact moment I met the birthday girl and where and who introduced us... Of course, other than the moment I walked into my first Col-Hi mixer... this was a moment if not another THE moment I knew I was gonna just love High School... I mean I thought Jr Hi was pretty good... but now we were mature and really cool... well as long as we didn't look around too much... cuz of course we were less than mature and cool to the big kids... but we were on our way... that's fer sher... now I know the Big Fat Liar, HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) brags that he knew this girl in kinnygarden or somewhere around there... but then again... he is the Big Fat Liar... and by the way Jimmy, your chair is still the money chair... Buzz has taken over yer seat with the donut crowd at breakfast... he almost ordered mystery toast this weekend... but no matter what he orders... he hasta collect the moola... so anyway, the birthday girl is one of those that made my life richer from day one of meeting her... she has made all of our lives richer over the years... she makes the boyz overseas' lives richer as well... she's why she's just swell! OK... I know I ain't no Beaver Cleaver and swell doesn't work very well for me but if I screamed she's HOT it might leave a bad impression... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathy HOFF ('64) on August 30, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: More Pictures To All Bombers, A few more. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/31/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Gary BEHYMER (64), David RIVERS ('65) Steve UPSON ('65), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill LATTIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken WEBB ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna KIRZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane QUALHEIM ('71) 08/31/02 - Shelley McCOY ('63-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: pictures from Don Sorensen: #018-r, #022-x In 1949 and into the early fifties, there was a woman in Richland who ran a modeling agency. Thelma Hughes gave lessons at Lois Rathvon's dance studio. I believe I was the youngest model in her "stable" and very uncomfortable with the older ladies who were probably late teens or early twenties. I was too old for children's clothes from Young Fashions and too small for the clothes from The Style Center. We presented shows at several women's functions around town. I can't identify this location, but am sure this is one of those shows. Picture #018-r: I recognize myself in the front row, 3rd from left & another young woman who I think was Jan BOLLINGER ('59-RIP) a few seats farther away. Picture #022-x: I see the late Merrie DONALDSON ('55-RIP) playing the piano as she did for many activities around town and at school. Thanks, Don, for reviving these old photos. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon (change in location) First Saturday of each month we gather for lunch DATE: Saturday, September 4 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Jacksons in Richland (formerly The Gas Light). Spouses and friends are welcome. Please join us. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Sergeant T.S. Stout Richland Police 1965 + Richland Gunning Laws -Gary BEHYMER (64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a guy August 31, 2002, how can it have already been 8 years? It seems like only yesterday, Terry DAVIS ('65) was jumping on the back of Shelley's bike and yelling "I'm hanging out with Shelley McCOY!"... Actually, that occurred in June of 2000... I remember it as tho it was yesterday... Shelley ('63 RIP) is seldom far from my mind... given I drive the Shelley-mobile often and far... I wear his t-shirts a lot and thank goodness I haven't worn them out... I'll send a picture Keeney ('65) had me take this year with this note... Jackson just loves the Shelley-mobile... Rest in Peace, my friend. We miss the heck outa ya! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve UPSON ('65) Please announce the availability of the '65 45-year reunion information ... and invite people to send corrections and additions to me. Hearty Bomber cheers to all! -Steve UPSON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Tuesday Birthday Happy Birthday on Tuesday, August 31st to one of my favorite non- CKS Catholic ladies: Jane QUALHEIM ('71). Hope you have a great Birthday, Jane. And now for Mr. Pete Turping ('70) and his comments last week: I will admit, Mike FRANCO ('70) is one heck of an MC and is rumored to be in the running to take over for Jay Leno next fall. I am sure he missed his comedic partner, George DANA ('70-RIP) Cary "The Cat" RANDOW ('70) does a mean rendition of "Ring of Fire" but thats the ONLY thing we ever hear him sing. Like Mike's girlfriend, Merilee Rush, a one-hit wonder. The Class of 1970 definitely had some major babes and all reports are that they continue to get better with age. Having known both Mike and Cary for years, I am willing to admit that it was probably one heck of a show. What I take EXTREME EXCEPTION to is your statement that your class out-does the class of '71 when it comes to babe quotient. Not to take anything away from the Honky Tonk Women of 1970 but I happen to think we had a pretty stellar group of ladies in 1971, or was there some other reason so many of you upper classmen were chasing them in 1969 and '70?? I heard that Mr. RANDOW had to get a note from Mrs. Carmen MAFFEO Randow ('71) to get out for the night. Attack the guys all you want, Pete, but NEVER the ladies!!! I am glad the class of '70 continues to challenge the class of '71. And just as we did in the annual Bomber Christmas Tree contests during our high school days, I think we can rise to the challenge at hand. Rumor has it that we will have a few surprise performers of our own at our reunion. Thanks for setting the BAR so high (I guess that statement could have multiple interpretations). Hope to see you there!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2010 ~ September, 2010