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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ October, 2010
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Lenora HUGHES ('55), Lora HOMME (60) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BISHOP ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis MAFFEI ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen FULCHER ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) It is time for another Las Vegas, NV luncheon. Everyone come and join us!!!!! WHEN: October 9th TIME: 12:00 Noon PLACE: Marie Callender's located at 8175 West Sahara Family and friends welcome!!! BOMBER HUGS, -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lora HOMME Phillips (60) Re: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Patti had surgery yesterday to relieve fluid in her lungs and came through it well. I spoke with her daughter today and she said that Patti will be in the hospital for several days and then will go to rehab while she recovers. My thoughts and prayers are with her. -Lora HOMME Phillips ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Columbia High/Richland High I and most everyone that I knew called our school "Col-Hi". Never called it Columbia High nor Richland High. I do remember the songs that referred to Richland High though. I never gave it a thought one way or the other. I guess that I just enjoyed everything and never thought about the name of our school. To this day, I still call it Col-Hi. Do any of you "Southenders" know if Southside United Protestant. Church had a baseball team? I don't remember them having one, but perhaps earlier on they did. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>James Paul McDONALD ('55) ~ 1/18/38 - 4/8/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Carol BLACK ('48), Norma LOESCHER ('53) Ruth MILES ('59), Mike BRADY ('61) Linda REINING ('64), Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay CONRAD ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) To: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Re: Boones Creek Betty: I am also from East Tennessee in a "town" called Robbins. I am dying to know where Boones Creek is. Can you give me a clue? Thanks. -Carol BLACK Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Buy Books during "Rivers of Ink" Fund raiser Richland's Second Annual "Rivers of Ink - Readers and Writers Connect" is on Saturday, October 9, 10am - 5pm at the Community Center. It's a free literary event, with free snacks and music and many local authors. You are invited to participate in a nice-and-easy fund raiser for it this weekend. This coming Saturday, October 2, Barnes and Noble will hold a 6pm book signing for the keynote speaker Patricia Briggs - and an all-day fund raiser for "Rivers of Ink." A percentage of any purchase (even coffee) will be donated to Rivers of Ink. All you have to do is say "Rivers of Ink." (You will not be prompted. You have to say the words yourself.) You can also purchase online at and give the book fair ID #10270338 any time until October 9th. Rivers of Ink will still get a percentage. So, if you buy books in the next week from Barnes & Noble, please use the Rivers of Ink book fair ID number. I have a special interest in these proceedings, serving on two poetry panels. Bomber Cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Re: Another Life Passage Some of you already know that my husband Henry (NAB, Glen Burnie, MD HS '44) died on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. We had been together since 1963, and we retired to Goldendale, WA in 1999 where we both have been quite happy. After a few days in ICU, Henry came back home and was in hospice care just two weeks. Everything was as he would have wanted: At home, with me and the familiar spaces, as comfortable as possible. The hospice people were all wonderful, the owner of the local funeral home was wonderful, my Goldendale friends who were vital in helping to hold the whole operation together were wonderful, and my family including my brothers Jo ('64) and John ('67) were wonderful. The only sad part is that Henry (just like all of us) had to get old and die. -Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Coffee Hey good buddy, I was dancing and playing miniature golf with my lovely wife in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea when I got your iPod message from 33,000 feet above Alaska. It once again reminded of the "magic" of our electronic age. When I was a kid Dick Tracy watches and television were the ultimate. We returned last night from an eastern Mediterranean cruise. We visited Rome, Athens, Rhodes, Ephesus, Egypt and Sicily. Pretty amazing stuff... although the 18 hour plane ride from Rome to home was no fun. Let's have coffee soon... -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Health Issues To: Rex Hunt ('53WB) Sorry to hear about your health problems... hope you will soon be on the mend. Haven't seen you in ages, but did know that you had been going to the Bomber luncheons at the coast... hope you will be up and around and able to go to more of them. Take care. Sorry to hear about Patti JONES Ahrens ('60)... get well, soon, Patti... can't keep our "lunch lady" down for long. *grin* Re: Col-Hi vs Richland High I went to "Col-Hi"... that is what it was always called, I never heard it called "Richland High"... I do know that we sang songs with "Richland High" in the words, but whenever anyone asked what high school we were from we always said "Col-Hi". I remember being in 9th grade, at Carmichael, and being so jazzed that I was going to be attending "Col-Hi" the following year... couldn't wait to be a Bomber! It will always be "Col-Hi" to me... although, my alumni ring says, "Richland Bomber Alumni". hmmmmm -Linda REINING ('64) ~ hot and muggy in Bakersfield, CA have had it for the past 3 days and doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon! 38% humidity might not seem like a lot to some, but we don't usually get that much humidity, so it's miserable!!!! I'm sooooooo ready for winter! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marsha JEPSEN Lee ('73) Re: Big "R" on hill Does anyone know about the big "R" on the Badger Mtn? (I think that's Badger.) It is faded now but at one time it was very noticeable . What class started that? I have always wondered how it got there. Anybody know? -Marsha JEPSEN Lee ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Mike DAVIS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie RIGGINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly HILTY ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: Heartfelt Thank Yous Thank you, Gus KEENEY ('57) for putting the update on Sandra in the Sandstorm. We appreciate all who have sent notes of encouragement and prayers. Sandra progressed to "clear liquids" today, having the N/G tube removed yesterday with no nausea. She still has pain meds "on demand" and 3 drainage tubes in the abdominal cavity. Although she had a tough night last night (no details), we are pleased with her progress and so is Dr. Holbrook. She may be released to convalesce at home in another week. Recovery time is estimated to be 2 months. I came home yesterday afternoon and will go back to Spokane on Monday. Bobby is staying there the whole time, Jill went back to Alaska Thursday and younger son, Jason, was due to be in Spokane yesterday. Again, the family thanks everyone who has sent prayers and powerful positive thoughts. We are seeing a miracle, here, and are very grateful. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in pleasantly warm Richland. Spokane weather was lovely and will be just a little cooler next week. If I look hard enough, I may find my info so I can get into my email while at the hotel. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Welcome home. The time machine is almost ready I'll let you know when. This looked like the last rose of summer but of course you never know until they are all gone. (enclosed photo). I am looking for suggestions on a good location to hold a ten ten ten party. I am referring to the tenth of October 2010 of course. Is there a intersection of 10th Ave and Tenth Street somewhere? What about longitude and latitude 10N 10W, or something like that. Naturally only "tens" are invited (as we all know over 40 we are all "tens"). That's all I've got. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey enjoying autumn so far. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Linda REINING ('64) I've been watching the map during the weather reports and know its been really hot in Bakersfield. We've actually been in the low-mid 60s this past week. Very nice... have had the upstairs windows opened most of the time until a couple days ago. It was nice to wake up to sunshine for a few days, but we've been back in the fog (I mean thick ground fog) the past couple of days. Burns off though towards noon time. Our humidity is usually in the 70-80%. People start complaining when the temps hit around 65-68 degrees, saying how humid it is. I always laugh, as I can't feel it... just warmer out. I'm used to the thunder storms the Tri-Cities get during the summer when the temps are high and it rains. Now THAT'S humid to me! Linda, we're suppose to be cooling down next week though. Hopefully, it will cool down in Bakersfield as well. To: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) The "R" on Badger Mt. has been there for as long as I can remember. I don't know which class year put it up there. Over the years, whenever it started to fade, it would get a paint job by who knows who. It's rather an icon... hope it doesn't fade into oblivion. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ ~ Eureka, CA I've already given our weather report, haha **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) I'm cleaning the 'cave' out. Goodby to another obsession... Link to the cards on eBay Anyone want to trade baseball cards? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) Re: Robbins, TN My Mom was born in Robbins, TN... and that is about all we know. Her mother was 1/2 Cherokee, and died when Mom was only 6. Mom's brother was 8, and her little sister was 2. Mom took over the family rearing job at the age of 6. Not long after that (but we are not sure how long), my grandfather moved himself and kids out to Colorado, where he was a coal miner. My mother met my father, also a coal miner, at married him when she was 16 in 1935. They moved from the coal mines of Colorado to Salt Lake City when my older sisters (Darlene ('56), Sally ('60)) were quite young. Daddy went to work for DuPont there, and transferred to Richland in 1944. So I was the only of their kids born in Richland. Mom died just a few weeks after my 18th birthday, so there is a WHOLE lot we don't know. Her life was not so great growing up, and she refused to give us anything in the way of real details. Perhaps if she had lived longer she would have felt she could open up more... once I (her "baby") was grown up. But as it is, we have been left wondering about many things. So I wanted to start by asking you about Robbins. Is there a cemetery there? It would be a starting place for finding our grandmother's grave... Cora Ellen Parker was her maiden name, at least according to the "white folks". Thanks for ANYTHING you (or anyone) can share about Robbins! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DAVIS ('74) Re: Recent Comments I have been away from the Sandstorm for quite awhile. Mainly because I haven't paid my dues. I do still occasionally read it on line and would like to comment on some recent entries: My friend Mike FRANCO ('70) is still making comments about his close personal relationship with the Kennedy family to the point where I think I read where he referred to the former President as "Uncle Jack." Mike, play kissy-face with Merilee Rush like the famous Rich CRIGLER ('70) then pop off about your summers at Hyannis Port! One more comment directed at FRANCO... I am tired of hearing about the past conquests of the North-enders. With the likes of the Cartmell boys, Big Daddy Bixler, Franco and other wannabees, I can only conclude that your group may be allowed to play the junior varsity game before the real legends............... Tinkle Streeters!!! The blood of Tinkle features such hall-of-famers as Dawg Soldat, Craig-o King, Rabbit Caudill, the Davis Boys, the Turk Slaters (both Sr. and Jr.). And if more were needed we could dip down to our second-teamers like Coach K Ghirardo and Gus Meyers. Please, Michael. We are talkin' apples and oranges here, aren't we? I see my old friend Brad UPTON ('74) is still bringing up my name in an attempt at calling me out from the Sandstorm entries of the past. Brad, I said it years ago and I'll say it again.. one word, "Rogaine!" -Mike DAVIS ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria DAVIS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) Re: Another Bomber Dad Passes On Carl R. Qualheim passed away on Oct. 1, 2010. He was 97 years old. He leaves behind five Bomber children graduates Bernie ('56), Marjorie ('60), Rosemary ('63), Jim ('70), and Jane ('71) and nine Bomber Grandchildren graduates Bob Haggard ('85) LeAnn Haggard ('86) Carrie Guse Newton ('87) Joe Guse ('88) Nick Guse ('89) Jim Guse ('92) Courtney Qualheim ('03) Callie Qualheim ('08) and current Bomber Connor Qualheim will graduate in 2012. Rest in peace Dad/Gramps we will love you forever! Memorial on the Einan's website: -Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to George BRINKMAN ('60), another CUPer... I've been thinking about you and Betty and wondering where in the world of your retirement you are? And I am hoping you and Betty will make it to our (Betty and mine, and the rest of the class of '62) 50th reunion in 2012. Wow, how time flies when you are having fun and getting older... I'm hoping that Peggy LEWIS Johnson ('62) will be joining us too, as the celebrity who has climbed Mt. Rainier, (I don't know anyone else personally who has climbed Rainier, or any other mt. of note, for that matter...) Fall has finally hit little Grandview, here on the Ohio River near Evansville, IN and the temperature is now barely 67 during the day and going down into the high 30s at night... so the frost will soon be on the pumpkin so to speak, but we around here are praying for lots of rain, as we are in a real drought after lots of l00 degree weather and no significant rain in weeks. We've had 3 times where it clouded over and rained for a few minutes, but we need more, lots more, or we will be wondering what big trees will survive to next year... I followed the Col-Hi versus Richland High discussion with interest. I wondered do they still sing our [Alma Mater]... "Oh, we love our fair Columbia, as we see her in our dreams, looking over the ancient or is it infant? (it should be infant, as Richland is not very old, as cities go).... [It's infant, Helen... -Maren] -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from little Grandview, IN where we are gearing up for Halloween, All Saint's Day in the Christian Calendar, Thanksgiving and preparing for the Christmas Season... I can't help wishing I lived closer to my grandchild (whose is out in Nevada) for these holidays... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Re: Your loss - and a potential new friend in Goldendale My deepest condolences to you, as you now begin a very different life after the death of Henry. 47 years was a long time to share. I am glad for the years you had together, and pray for comfort and peace for you in the days to come. (Having gone through the passing of someone 'closer than close' to me in February of this year, I have some current appreciation for what you are experiencing.) I am writing also to let you know that two fellow Bombers -- my sister, Sally HATCHER Biggerstaff ('60) & her husband, Richard "Dick" Biggerstaff ('58) also live in Goldendale, and have for about 7 years now. Actually, Dick continue to work 'in the area', so is in Richland most weekdays, while Sally (retired from teaching) holds the 'farm place' together. Sally is my best friend -- smart, funny, compassionate -- an all-around great person with whom to spend time. So if you find yourself looking for someone new to talk to or just share time with (she loves to go down to Hood River and the Dalles on little shopping forays), let me know. I will be happy to share her email and phone number with you. (Actually, it would be great for her to have a new friend there, as well!) Blessings, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Stan DAVIS ('70) ~ 7/21/50 - 5/27/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 10/05/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi WARD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis COOK ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary COLLINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey IRBY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PYLE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Bill JOHNSON ('57) - U of I Photo from 1965 Warrior Yearbook This photo from Chief Jo Warrior yearbook 1965 along with others. Photo of Bill JOHNSON ('57) when he played baseball for the Idaho Vandals. Re: The Stein Connection All these years I believed that they were just joking about 1964 class member Ray STEIN BUT I have recently come across some rather incriminating evidence, on 'the internet' that Ray is indeed a lot older than previously believed. Ray Stein, Special Engineer Detachment, Manhattan Project -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Bankruptcy Wow!! What a time it was trying to complete a bankruptcy by yourself. It's been approximately 100 days since I began this adventure and yesterday I received my final judgment. It's rather funny since they only sent one sheet of paper with one sentence on it declaring the bankruptcy to be approved. Of course this left me with several questions since a couple of the bills I had filed on were in question of it they were eligible for the bankruptcy or not. I guess the judge and trustee have considerable latitude to decide on almost anything. I called the trustee to inquire about this, however was told I would have to contact an attorney to get the answer. I informed her that I had been doing this myself and even had the bankruptcy fees waived due to not being able to afford an attorney. She still refused to answer my questions. What an incredible system we have here! The court refuses to tell you anything about your own bankruptcy. Oh well, I guess I will just believe it's all gone. I have not been free of cancer debt since about June of 1999 when my engineering business was doing very well and my wife was working as my office manager. Good memories but time to move on! Good luck to anyone out there who has to go through that! Re: Columbia/Richland By the way, I have had to explain to many people on the west side of the state that I went to Columbia/Richland High. Many have known it by both names. Tell them you are a Bomber and there is no mistaking that! -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60), Gary BEHYMER (64) Peg WELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cristy CONE ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: All Bomber Luncheon - Richland To go on as usual. I am still out of the loop for another 20 days of healing. Contact Mary JUDD Hinz ('60) if you have any question about the luncheon. I have contact with Mary. Hopefully you will be in touch with me about this, Mary. I mainly want it to keep going until I can be back. Thanks for the help everyone. Bombers Have Fun Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ************************** Maren can you insert the luncheon announcement please. For October. ******************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Richland Build old/new friendships. Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish. WHEN: Saturday, October 9, 2010 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Gray building with red trim just past the Yakima Bridge on the right. heading west from Richland on the right side) TIME: 1:00 P.M. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) I may have to recant yesterday's posting on Ray STEIN ('64). It has come to my attention that he MAY be considerably younger than I first believed. I came across this baseball card in my collection from 1980 when he played for the Wisconsin Twins. Perhaps Too Tall House ('63) can provide accurate information? -Gary BEHYMER ('64), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg WELLMAN Johnson ('66) Words are totally inadequate to express my deep appreciation and gratitude for the many well wishes that helped get me through the dark days of my stroke. It has been 3 months, and I returned to my houseboat this weekend. My wonderful kids, bro Paul and others worked hard to make it possible for me to return albeit with a full time caregiver. I still have a long way to go but with continued rehab and the support of my friends and family, I will return to normal. In the meantime, I will never forget this time of my life which proved that old, common autograph: Make new friends; but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold. Thanks, from the bottom of my heart. -Peg WELLMAN Johnson ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 10/08/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 2 birthdays & 1 Bomber funeral notice today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHERWOOD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene BURRILL ('67wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Leroy SOUTHAM ('56) ~ 12/21/37 - 9/29/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), David RIVERS ('65) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug MARTIN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: An update and sharing It seems to me that one of the Sandstorm's functions is to let people share with life-long friends updates and events in one's life. Since there have been several no-postings lately, I thought I would share some events and things to keep things going. I officially retired as the Division Microbiologist for a large food manufacturing company in August, but as so many have mentioned of their own retirement, I've been so busy, I'm thinking I should have stayed on the job to rest up! Presently I am doing a consulting and training in Ontario, CA to the microbiologist for the same company. That has lead to being asked to plan and eventually help put together, and possibly operate for a year a new and updated microbiology lab in California at another one of the company's operations. I'm beginning to wonder what "retired" really means although the prospect of staying involved and busy really has an appeal of its own. The best of all worlds is the meeting new people and making new friends with smiles and a happiness that is hard to beat. That also includes re-connecting with long time friends (as opposed to 'old'). It often gets to be more difficult as one ages with health issues, loss of family, economic related woes and coming to grips with one's own mortality. However, family and friends, people in general, one's own attitude and relationship with God can make all the difference in the world in how one perceives their own blessings in spite of life's issues. Blessings to those who were fortunate to have been 'highschoolers' in Richland whether it was called Columbia High or Richland High or as I knew it, "Co High". -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What's with this "not" stuff Come on boyz n girlz... we is the Bombers... mighty, mighty and all that jazz... well I know for a fact that October 9, 2010 is a VERY special day for one Bomber-babe... we made cozy at their reunion... (just cozy... don't wanna give this girl a rep like some a them Gold Medal chickie-babes have) and I just gotta make sure I wish her an HB no matter what I gots on my plate for the rest of the day... so without further doo doo (that isn't what they say is it... sounds kinda like that tho... I'm sure I'll figure it out after I push send) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Vicki SMITH ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: BIG GAME Since I am sure that Maren will probably NOT give it the prominence it deserves and we seem to NOT be getting any Sandstorm entries lately, I feel personally responsible for making sure that everyone is aware that the Michigan equivalent to the Apple Cup is [today] at 3:30 PM EDT - Michigan - Michigan State... both come into the game Undefeated and Michigan has a legitimate Heisman candidate with Quarterback Denard Robinson. Most local pundits are picking MSU over UM... but UM-MSU is a lot like WSU-UW... you pretty much through the odds out the window. Having been a Coug fan all my life... it was very easy for me to become a fan of the consistently underachieving Spartans... AND I still root for the Pac10 over the Big10. It would actually be GREAT if they matched up MSU and WSU every year... then MSU fans would get to know what it REALLY means to Coug it... being a Coug fan is definitely a Jeckel-Hyde sort of thing. What is very interesting about this part of the country is that although UM-MSU is a traditional rivalry, the REALLY BIG rivalry is ALWAYS the Michigan vs Ohio State game... always the last regular season game. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the future. When Nebraska joins the Big 10 in 2011, the conference will split into 2 Divisions with a Conference Championship. Michigan and Ohio State will be in different conferences BUT they have been guaranteed their traditional game. This means that they will meet at least once but if both of them end up as Division champs, they will also met a 2nd time in the conference championship game. It is also interesting in that the Big 10 is actually the Big 11 right now (Penn State)... so wonder if they will get around to changing the name after there are 12 teams in the league. Finally, I believe I forgot to publicly congratulate my good friend John MOSLEY ('71) on his 57th birthday on October 1st. I do believe that John is pretty close to the youngest member of the class of 1971. John has been a great friend since we were kids. I originally starting hanging out with John because of his foxy sisters Dana ('62), Vicki ('66) and Wanda ('74) and that dang toy poodle of his... Michelle but we have remained friends for many years and through all kinds of adventures. Many of you may remember John as one of the members of the State Champion Cross Country teams of 1970 and 1971 and he can probably still do some serious mileage damage, There was a streak from about 1968 through 1975 or 1976 where Richland won the State Title every year. Greg "Bog" ALLEY ('73) should be able to confirm or refute the streak but it was pretty impressive. During college, John and I were roommates and John asked me if I wanted to go for a run with him. Unfortunately, I accepted and we trotted off on a run out the Cheney-Spangle road. I thought I was doing pretty good but about 2 miles out I was ready to turn around and get back to the apartment for a beer and a cigarette. John looked at me like I was NUTS. "We're just getting warmed up"... he said. I turned back and I think he ended up running on to Pullman to have a beer with fellow runner Jerry RICE ('71). That's when I realized the degree of insanity it takes to be a Cross Country runner and I have been an avid fan and supporter of the sport ever since. I hope you had a great Birthday John!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/10 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Jim JENSEN ('50) Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette HABERMAN ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Mushroom I had a visit this weekend from Nephew Danny McCoy (Han High) his wife Helen (nab) and daughter Logan ('12) who informed me that the high school now has forbidden the use of the Mushroom cloud on any shirts, pro-mos, anything. I this true? Where have you been Burt PIERARD ('59)? -Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Shock!!! An American Legion posting carried a tape and a story line about the group KISS. I was shocked to see the group, sans makeup and consumes, participating in a USO tour at an un-named Marine base. Their performance appeared to be a sincere and passionate offering of patriotic songs including the Marine Corps Hymn!!! It was quite touching and the Marine and Naval audience, including officers and older enlisted men and women, was wildly enthusiastic in the standing ovation that followed. Made this old, retired vet's day. -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: My daughter, Sandra Spivey (NAB) Another set-back. Sandra's body is filling up with fluid... hips like a rhino, etc. Very distressing. I'll check out of the hotel today [20/9] but may not go home until tomorrow or even Monday. I've been staying nights at the hospital, anyway. Have an important appointment on Tuesday and Glenn and I go to AK Friday for 5 days. It's a bitch--thank you for your well wishes. Em -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) Re: Kent PETERSON ('63-RIP) Dear Bombers and especially the Gold Medal Class of '63, I heard yesterday [10/8] that one of our classmates, Kent PETERSON, died this week. I know very few details other than he was living in the Tri-City area. His mother, Virginia Peterson, called my mother, Jerry Watkins yesterday to give her the sad news. I know we will find out more, but it is my understanding he died of a massive heart attack on Wednesday [10/6]. And I think there will be a family memorial for him on Monday. I know some of his children and grandchildren live in the area. I grew up next to Kent on Johnston and he is a part of my Richland childhood. I have wonderful memories of all the parents in that neighborhood sitting around together while we all ran wild late into the summer nights. Kent, Bill COMPTON ('64) and I had many adventures and I treasure those memories. Later, Kent, my uncle Bob WYRICK ('62-RIP) and Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson ('63) went with our family on camping trips and got into situations that I don't think I'll blab about on Sandstorm! I had seen Kent at our 20th reunion in Richland, and then again in Carmel when we took our moms for a trip... what a great vacation that was! It was worth everything to get Virginia and Jerry together in that lovely area. We met up again here in southern California on two of his trips. Mom in California and Virginia in Connecticut call each other, staying in touch which says a lot for their friendship. These calls are especially precious since they lost their other neighborhood friend Betty Compton, another great Bomber mom, during this last year. I know it's so sad for Kent's family; and, it's sad for us... losing a part of our childhood gang. My love & prayers go out to his family. -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Simple fun in Washington State I wonder how many Bombers do some of the following things that I find fun. In the spring I enjoy going into the mountains of Chinook Pass and finding Morel mushrooms. This year a friend and I picked a little over six hundred over a four week period. They are great eating. We also went razor clam digging in the early morning at Ocean Shores and Grayland. Then there was digging manila and butter clams at Hood Canal. A day at Westport sitting on the docks provided us with many great crabs. A couple weeks ago we went up into the mountains near Mt. St. Helens and came home with several gallons of blue huckleberries which are great on almost everything along with a gallon of wild black raspberries which make great jam. This afternoon we will be going to the hills around Montesano, WA and getting Chantalle mushrooms and then off to Ocean Shores for night razor clam digging. Using a lantern in the dark to find clams is a kick especially if you have kids with you. Three kids going with us have never done it and are they excited. These are all fun adventures and provide you with some great fun and eating and yet I meet people all the time who have never tried any of them. So much to do in this state! -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/2010 - FEDERAL HOLIDAY ~ COLUMBUS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Burt PIERARD ('59) Jack GARDINER ('61), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson SAUNDERS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Leroy Southam ('56-RIP) Whilst I have not seen or talked to Leroy since high school, we did do a lot of hunting and fishing together in our younger years. I remember having a horse just below our house on GWWay but I could borrow a nag and some tack for Leroy and we would go after jack rabbits and then come home and "rinse" off in the Yakima River before putting the horses away. Leroy and I did a lot of fishing along the lower Yakima all the way to the "conflugence" (as my neighbor used to call it) of the Yakima and Columbia Rivers. Worms, plugs, spinners even flies... we tried them all. Leroy went with my Dad and I up to the Potholes a couple of times. I remember those times so well and the camaraderie of Leroy and I was saddened to hear of his passing. Another great Class of 1956 member gone. My condolences to his family. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where the weather has been so-so but way more comfortable than that we experienced in the Palm Springs area a couple of weeks ago. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Mushroom cloud rumor Interesting statement about the Mushroom cloud being banned since the R-cloud is now back on all the RHS athletic uniforms with the exception of the Track Team (which is still coached by one of the original Gang of Four). I have been waiting patiently for him to retire to get it back on the Track Uniforms Logan ('12) was probably referring to the school's enforcement of the R-cloud Registered Trademark Protection which the school has been trying to put in place for the last few years. The school told me that their principal target was Wal-Mart. As an aside, that was when I copied the design from the Registration Form for my tattoo. (I will probably have the School District attorneys pounding on my door any day now since I divulged this). Bomber Cheers, Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) A little change of pace. Would like to recommend a movie I went to Sunday. A feel good movie for all ages. Secretariat. Enjoy!! -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch Hey Bomber Friends, This is another reminder that we will ENJOY another Bomber gathering... WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the River in Vancouver, WA WHEN: This next Saturday, October 16, 2010 TIME: 11:30 AM. PLEASE JOIN US. Let me know if you can make it, please. Thanks, -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: KISS I watch "Gene Simmons' Family Jewels", sometimes... I know, it sounds weird for the group to be involved in the USO, but he is very "big" on that organization and was responsible for getting the other members to tour the military bases and entertain our men and women. He didn't publicize it, either, like a lot of others in the entertainment venue seem to do... you know, "look at me, pat me on the back, see what a good thing I am doing". He's just doing it, quietly, cause it is something he thinks he should do and something he has a passion for. I was never a KISS fan, but, watching his show and learning more about him, has made me like him just a bit. *grin* Gonna "toot my own horn" just a bit... met with the ENT and the latest scope was clear... am officially "in remission". WOOHOO *grin* I will meet with him or the cancer doctor, monthly, have scopes, every other month for a year... he said this type cancer, if it returns, does so within the first two years, so if I make it to the 5-year mark with no flare-ups, I will be cancer-free! At this moment, "in remission" are two of the most wonderful words in the English language! I still have problems swallowing some foods (end up with coughing spasms, which are not fun and totally embarrassing, so no eating out for a while, longer)... still have the "gravely voice"... sound more like "Froggy from Little Rascals" than a "sexy, old broad", but I'll gladly take it! Radiologist did say that I may never get rid of "Froggy" and may always have some problems swallowing "doughy" foods, but, if that is all that happens, it is a small price to pay to be rid of that blasted cancer! -Linda REINING ('64) ~ we are still having Summer... can't wait til Halloween, that's when we start getting our cooler/ cold weather... am more than ready! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: This stuff was stopped by order of the Oracle Just as I was all excited about the Vegas Bomber Lunch I read ML's ('63) post that Kent PETERSON ('63-RIP) had died. As I recall, Kent spoke memorable words at Pook's ('63-RIP) bench dedication... this kind of thing must stop... Jimbeaux ('63, aka the Oracle) so commanded it upon his and Simpson's ('65) recovery. There is too much love in our group to allow any more of this... for we ARE the Bombers... MIGHTY, MIGHTY Bombers. Kent will be missed from our group of Mighty's. Before I pay tribute to the great bunch of Bombers we have here in Vegas, lemme say, I finally broke my latest cell phone to the point that tape would not hold it together any longer... I am NOT fond of getting new phones and learning how to answer, etc... these days tho, I can go to the web site and "simply" order a new one and then when it comes I can just spend 20 or so hours following the "easy instructions" to turn it on and transfer my contacts to the new phone... then another 15 or so trying to get rid of the stuff I didn't want with the new phone like this awful music called a "ringback" which forces callers to listen to the "music" while their party (me) is reached (NOT Dobie Gray like Kenny DAME ('68) has that makes me scold him about interrupting my favorite part when Kenny answers the phone)... ahhhhhh but that's not the end of it... the transfer does not include my ring tones... now before I had a beautiful Santana instrumental from I think Aberaxis... for non-fambly and non-Bombers... My baby-girl, Sarah, gets "God Only Knows" as we used to sing to each other "God only knows what I'd do without shoes... "... Bombers get "Don't Worry Baby", my favorite Beachboy song... so I hadda go out and find them again then download them to my phone (the phone that I just figured out that I am not to push "end" to answer... don't ask... the other one just flipped up... but they stop working when you drop them enough times to break the flip part)... so OK... this time I used "In America" by Charlie Daniels for non-Bomber/fambly... then I started thinking how important music is to all my Richland memories... I can remember Other Peoples' favorite songs from back then... when I speak to them tho... they have forgotten it... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... after I replaced "Don't Worry Baby" I thought maybe I shoulda used "Be True to Your School" for Bombers... I like it but not my favorite of favorites... So anyway... on Saturday [10/9] we had a nice get together of Vegas transplants... thanks to my first baby sitter Lenora HUGHES Bejarno ('55) and her sweet hubby of 50+ years... Nancy MOORE ('70), Harvey IRBY ('64) and Sweetie, and Kay SITTIG ('63) (looking just like her Senior picture sans pearls) were there oh... and me too me too... we had a nice time and talked about all the kids that weren't there... including many of you! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Lenora HUGHES ('55), Ray LOESCHER ('57) Burt PIERARD ('59), Pete OVERDAHL ('60) Roy BALLARD ('63), Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLANCY ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roma HARROLD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric SCHMIDHEISER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) Re: Vegas Lunch Our Las Vegas luncheon was great. In the photo: David RIVERS, Carolyn Irby, Nancy MOORE, Harvey IRBY, Kay SITTIG Wolf and me. My hubby, Bob Bejarano took the photo so he was also in attendance. Bomber Cheers, -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray LOESCHER ('57) Re: Fishin' How many of you old timers remember the juvenile fishing pond in Richland? They stocked that small lake with rainbow trout. I was lucky. The distance from our prefab on Thayer Drive to the pond down the hill by Carmichael was reasonable. If you hurried along, the fish you caught would still be 'fresh' by the time you got them home. I even went fishing before school sometimes and Mom would have fish for dinner that evening. Many a kid honed their fishing skills on the shores of that pond. Spinning reels were just beginning to come on the scene, but I didn't have one. I was stuck with my sister's Plueger Acron casting reel. You had to cast that reel with skill in order to avoid a backlash. Now for those non-fishing folks, a backlash was something you wanted to avoid at all costs. If you were unfortunate enough to have one, it cost you a lot of time and frustration to untangle it. A new type line had come on the market for those spinning reels, mono filament line. Spinning reels could cast way out there, so I got some for my casting reel. I quickly learned you had to be real careful with that to avoid the possibility of a backlash. How many of you guys ever asked a girl to fishing with him on a first date in junior hi? A great little gal went on a fishing date with me at the juvenile pond. She was one of the cutest junior high girls there was. Since the new line was on the casting reel, I had to demonstrate the proper technique of casting. When I was absolutely sure she had seen enough, I let her give it a try. The rest of the story isn't pretty. She threw the line with gusto and the result was the granddaddy of all backlashes! With mono filament line to boot! I was not a happy camper. That essentially ended our fishing date because I spent the next hour or so trying to untangle that line. Funny, we never dated again. At our high school 40-year reunion, I got to say hello to Marlene. Would you believe it? She remembered that ill fated date on the shores of the juvenile pond. -Ray LOESCHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ring tones Interesting chat about Ring tones, I, too, just got a new cell phone (very basic, like all it does is make phone calls) for the express purpose of downloading a specific ring tone that I couldn't get on my antique Virgin Mobile phone. The Hughes I wanted (and got) was the WSU Fight song, instrumental version, (which we all know is, coincidentally, our favorite Bomber Fight Song). An unintended consequence is that Hughes gives me cover as a Renegade Husky in Cougar Country. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) To: All Classes from 1980 Through 2006 Re: Columbians Hello and best wishes to all of the Bomber Alumni. Club 40 has a large selection of Columbians from 1980 through 2006 if you lost one or just want one for something special. There are some years in this group that we don't have. The money we sell these Columbians books for goes into the Club 40 Scholarship program. If you didn't know, we give away two $1,000.00 scholarships each year to graduating seniors. This is a donation and is tax deductible. If we have your year, it is $20.00 for the Columbian and if we have to send it, it will be $25,00. So let me know. We are always looking for Columbians. -Pete OVERDAHL ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) [Roy sent an inquiry to Jim QUALHEIM ('70) about this 10/10/10 Sandstorm entry from Dick McCOY ('45) "Re: Mushroom I had a visit this weekend from Nephew Danny McCoy (Han High) his wife Helen (nab) and daughter Logan ('12) who informed me that the high school now has forbidden the use of the Mushroom cloud on any shirts, pro-mos, anything. I this true?..." This is Jim's reply to Roy: -Maren] Where do these people get this crap? Do people really like to write this stuff to see what conspiracy they can stir up. Listen, I am not the genius of the gang of four, nor is the name "Bombers" ever going to change, and the mushroom cloud is here to stay. "Forbidden" get serious, who listens to a HHS student in matters dealing with the Bombers. Hanford should change their name to Reactors if they want to get it right. -Jim -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) To: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Fun stuff in WA Alan, I love Washington state for all the reasons you spoke of in your post. My dad introduced me to the mushrooms and Pacific razor clams as a child. Spent a lot of my childhood going to Copalis during the summer after the razors with the shovel when you could pretty well dig anywhere, anytime. And they were big then, before almost being wiped out, with many running seven to nine inches. Unfortunately my mother did not realize you were supposed to cook them hot and fast... therefore, for many years I thought they were supposed to have the texture of a rubber band. God love her. Nevertheless, the flavor was there. Not until I was an adult did I learn they seemed to cook out best when coated with Krusteaz (yes, the makers of the pancake mix) Bake & Fry Coating Mix, deep fried in oil at 400 degrees for no longer than 90 seconds, 60 is probably better... melt in your mouth. My brother-in-law (Jerry Kelly KHS '64) and I spent quite a few nights at Pacific Beach in the old Navy barracks there. Midnight on a Washington beach in January/February on an odd day, sometimes even day, depending on those state regulations that need a lawyer with you on the beach making sure everything is tidy, wind howling, rain pouring in sideways, dressed in gortex and thinsulate covered by yellow rain gear, lantern lit, exposed frozen thumb to cover the hole on the loaded clam gun, with about 2000 or more clammers hanging out in mostly a pitch black environment, stars forever, a little red light blinking on my dashboard that could be seen a quarter of a mile away, and hoping the tide didn't wash in over my rubber boot or a log riding on a rogue wave roll over me while looking for that little round spot in the wet sand that looks like a.... well, you just had to be there. What a hoot!! The rewards were worth every minute of the moment. Steamer clams are not my favorite, but my son loved them. And my son lived with me after the divorce from the age of seventeen to thirty... but, that is another story... so, we would go across the Hood Canal Floating Bridge traveling toward Port Angeles. Just as you come off the bridge, take a right onto Paradise Bay Road; drive a couple miles or so and take a right onto 7 Sisters Road to the water. Not only are there steamers three types if I recall - one being introduced (Manila?), but oysters too. Brought the steamers home in a bucket of their own water, change out the same water using two buckets two or three times over a 24-48 hour period blowing them out, wash/scrub them like a potato and steam them Awesome! AND the oysters, which I do like if plumped (blanched), coated (yep, Krusteaz) and pan fried... the only way I can eat them. Yes, I have tried them in the various ways... the least favorite being the walk down the beach, opening them, getting the red sauce and horseradish mix out of my pocket and raw muck-mucking on the spot... yuk come to mind, but there are folks out there that love that!! The best thing about this spot is the water cannot get much cleaner as far as WA inland beaches with food living on the water's edge. Mushrooms are another fabulous eating experience. Going back into south-central Iowa to my grandparent's and uncle's farms where they would pick and can morels. They were always canned in a glass jar. We were in Iowa in mid June, so never got to eat them fresh there, but at least I was introduced to them early on in my childhood. They were always floured and fried. In WA my dad just didn't want to take the time to look for them or distinguish them from false morel, or for whatever reason. I did have the pleasure of eating them at Mr. and Mrs. Collins' home (Phil Collins' ('67) parents). Avid mushroom pickers. They would go up around Salmon La Sac area for them. Chanterelles I would go after now and then. They are abundant up around the Carbonado area off Mt. Rainier. Excellent mushroom. My son now lives in Everett and he studies mushrooms and eats them as often as he can. Although, I sometimes wonder if the ones he is eating came from Carbonado. I don't recall laughing that much after having dinner in Iowa with my grandparents. Huckleberries or blueberries, I cannot recall which. My dad was in the CCCs up above Natchez, WA just before WW2. As a child, mostly, but also into my early adulthood, Dad would take us up into these areas off White and Chinook passes to look at these stands of four to seven trees that loggers left standing in the '20s. WA virgin trees; Hemlock, Spruce, Douglass Fir, etc., etc. Huge. I'm sure they are still there... he just knew these 'spots' that he had to show us... are we there yet?... I digress... blueberries that were probably huckleberry... up around Mt. Adams where Dad had been during the CC days. We were picking away one day and a mother black bear with two babies came strolling by. Well, I was about seven or eight and I jumped out of my skin, of course. I had uncles that were bear hunters and heard some embellished nightmare bear stories for the purpose of giving children nightmares. And I had also seen what a hungry bear looking for an easy meal could do with one of those green painted, 1950's, thick metal National park garbage cans. The berries were flying as I came screaming off the mountain. Dad calmly quieted the moment and took us off the trail backing our way out without incident. Anyway, blueberry/huckleberry pie has been one of my favorite since time began... my time. I truly love and miss WA state. She runs in my veins daily. I think of her often. Most of my family lives there, including both of my children. My granddaughter lives across the bridge from WA in Lewiston, ID with her maternal grandmother. My problem is I don't want to see another snowball as long as I live. And if I do want to see one I will drive up to Big Bear, CA. Alan, thanks for the memories and happy muck-mucking. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Kent PETERSON ('63) ~ 2/27/45 - 10/6/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Betty BELL ('51) Tony DURAN ('55), Jim Bobo ('56) Burt PIERARD ('59), Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David EDGAR ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie ALEXANDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry GILSTRAP ('83) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) To: Roy BALLARD ('63) and Jim QUALHEIM ('70) Re: mushroom cloud Regarding my missle re the removal of the Cloud from all Richland stuff: You better reread my statement. I didn't get my info (crap, your word) on this matter from an HHS student, but from Logan McCOY ('12) a CURRENT STUDENT OF RHS, and not one from 1963 or 1970. -Dick McCOY From the Grand Old Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) & and Nadine ROBERTS Hackney ('51) ATTENTION CLASS OF 1951!! Are we interested in a 60-year class reunion in 2011? Nadine and I were at the Club 40 meeting on Sunday, October 9, and realized that the '50 and '55 year classes are already working on their reunions, and - as far as we know - nothing is happening with us. Anyone interested in working on this please contact us as soon as possible so we can begin to make plans! Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51): Is there information up here somewhere? and if so, who would have it? Betty BELL Norton or Nadine ROBERTS Hackney -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: 337 Demolition Video Thought this might interest our Bomber Family. ******** October 11, 2010 Early Saturday morning, three structures in Hanford s 300 Area came crashing to the groundas planned. The explosive demolition of the 309 Building stack, 337 Building and 337B Building capped months of work by Washington Closure Hanford and subcontractor staff. The stack was 110 feet tall, the 337B Building was 93 feet tall and the 337 Building was three stories tall. Safety in demolishing the tall, concrete facilities was the deciding factor in selecting explosives over conventional demolition. Explosives are a safe and convenient way of bringing the facilities to the ground where crews can easily cleanup the debris. Removal of these facilities significantly alters the 300 Area skyline. However, the most challenging part of 300 Area cleanup is yet to come with demolition of the 308, 309 and 324 buildings later this year and early next. The 300 Area is located along the Columbia River Corridor just a mile north of the City of Richland . To view a fact sheet with background information on the buildings demolished, click on: To view a video of the implosions, go to: For additional coverage view and Tri-City Herald Link -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim Bobo ('56) Re: Pacemaker Hi Bombers, It has been a very hot summer here in AZ. I lead a very active life here in the desert, playing softball three times a week, and sneaking in a round of golf when I can. This summer I had two instances where I had quit playing golf and softball in the middle of the game. Heavy pressure in the neck and shoulder areas. I wrote it off to the heat and went on my way. After going through my annual physical and coming out fine, my doctor suggested that I do a stress test. So, last Friday I went to a cardiologist for a consultation. He did an EKG and told me we were delaying the stress test cause I needed a Pacemake. Blew my socks off! I'm active, in better shape than most 72 year olds you know but there was the proof right in front of me. I said "OK", He said "OK" and I had it done Friday pm and was out of the hospital Saturday am. All is well at this time. The purpose of this diatribe is to alert those of you of a certain age to listen to what your body is telling you and take whatever action is right for you. One never knows! -Jim Bobo ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [Bomber apologies to Burt... my spell check did something really weird to his 10/12 Sandstorm entry, so I'm running it today... the way it should have been yesterday. -Maren] *************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ringtones Interesting chat about Ringtones, I, too, just got a new cell phone (very basic, like all it does is make phone calls) for the express purpose of downloading a specific Ringtone that I couldn't get on my antique Virgin Mobile phone. The Ringtone I wanted (and got) was the WSU Fight song, instrumental version, (which we all know is, coincidentally, our favorite Bomber Fight Song). An unintended consequence is that Ringtone gives me cover as a Renegade Husky in Cougar Country. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) Re: Kent PETERSON ('63-RIP) I lived across the street from Kent on Johnston. Every once in a while he would bring out his go cart in the late evening and go zooming down the street, then drive back up the driveway and put it away for a time. I thought that was so cool. I seem to remember it was made out of wood with a Briggs & Stratton motor and it could go at least 20 or better. Cool, huh? Later, -Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Columbians For those of you searching for a copy of a lost yearbook 1980 2006 take a peek at yesterday's Alumni Sandstorm! $20.00 is cheap! I collected high school yearbooks from all over the U.S. for a number of years and in the long run $20/book is a more than fair price. I'd suggest that those of you who handle class reunions make effort to purchase these books and offer them out as door prizes or gifts at reunion time. Even if you don't know of anyone searching for a copy now, trust me there will be someone a week month year from now. Reasons for lost yearbooks: (1) Divorce & the ex-spouse sells yours at a yard sale; (2) Flood or fire; (3) Lack of interest during a move & it ends up at Goodwill, etc. Thought for Yesterday Today & Tomorrow: "Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist." (Richard M. Nixon) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: How short can my memory get? Pretty darned short I think... Thanks to Jimbeaux ('63) and Hal SMITH ('56) for not correcting my foreplay... no... I mean Fo Paw the other day as I commented on Kent PETERSON ('63-RIP)... I checked with ML ('63) to see if my memory served but she wasn't sure... .I shoulda checked with Jimbeaux or Nancy ('65) (her memory is much better than his)... but instead just shot from the hip... next day as I ruminated, I realized that it was fellow Spalding alum (fun when ya went to so many grade schools as a kid) Rod PETERSON ('63) that gave the Pook ('63-RIP) summary at the bench dedication... Didja see that great picture of the Vegas lunch in the 10/12/10 Sandstorm? Did I call it on Kay SITTIG ('63) or what... that was me flashing the big bucks around the table... I'm sure they were all impressed. Terry DAVIS ('65) called to tell me he is up for a part (one time I think)... but he also hadda confess his interview was with the Producer of "Monk"... if ya don't know the story behind that little feeassko suffice it to say it may not be a happy reunion. Today we gotta '65er Bomber-babe havin' her birthday on October 13, 2010. Sure hope it's a good one... tell ya how much I love my class... I even sent the original picture of the Sorry 7 (nka seven kids from the class of '65 to avoid the image of some kinda cult) to my phone as my "wallpaper"! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julie ALEXANDER ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Rick MADDY ('67) Clam Gun BOY did you bring back a blast from the pass!! Mom & Dad would take us 3 girls to my grandparents place on Samish Island. We would spend the whole Summer there with our 2 cousins, also girls. We were known as the Baker Brats!! (Grandparents' last name) towards the end of Summer late July or August the folks would come back to get us. But they also went clam digging only they dug Gooieducks/Horseneck clams BIG SUCKERS! Well Dad & Uncle Jack had heard of the "Clam Gun"... they saw one and then they built one! (Not knowing this gun was for Razors) They took their new Clam Gun out clamming! Ok vision this... 2 big strong men in their prime of life. They take the Mighty Clam Gun and center it over the clam hole. (Gooieduck Horseneck clams have their neck sticking out a bit from the tide flat. If you touch them they will squirt water at ya and then pull down into the shell) So they moved the clam gun slowly down so as not to scare the clam. Once down there these 2 strong men in their prime, started to pull up on the Clam Gun!! I've never seen so many veins popping out of their necks & faces before!! You see the Razor clam gun should only go about 2-3 inches or so. But they had this buried at least 3 FEET into the sand!! Well needless to say after about 10 minutes of trying to pull that clam out they quit!! That was first and last time that Clam Gun was ever used!! As far as I know it's still in the little shed by the house on Samish Island! Rick, you talked about steamer clams, well we just walked maybe 50' or so and we could gather all the steamer we wanted! We'd put them in water and then pour corn meal into the water. They would suck up the corn meal and spit out the sand! All cleaned!! At the other end of the island was Blauls Oysters (I'm sure I've missed spelled Blauls) We would also go Crabbing, for Dungeness crab! I grew up on FRESH sea food of all kinds even some ya probably never even hear of let alone eat!! Like Sea Cucumbers! Mr. Carlson (Biology Teacher) even argued with me that they were not eatable! Well when I told him I'd eaten them he didn't believe me until I brought in pictures of them fresh and then cooked! End of argument! Yes Washington State is the Best Place to live! I've lived all over from coast to coast and I ALWAYS come Home!! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) To: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Mushrooms and other things If you end up with some morels again try slicing them in half down the center lengthwise. Then dip them in water and coat with flour, then dip in egg batter and coat with finely crushed Ritz crackers. Fry them in hot olive oil until the coating is golden brown. Eat them while they are hot, there's nothing like em!! Razor clams can be done the same way only use the digger for clam strips and the neck grind up for chowder. Also makes great clam fritters. Blue huckleberries dropped on pancakes or waffles while cooking will delight most kids. A handful in a protein shake and blended is great. I'm making a birthday cake today in which I will put blue huckleberries in the cake to cook and then a layer of huckleberry jam between the layers. I guarantee there will be nothing left of it for tomorrow. BTW, my trip to Ocean Shores Saturday for calms was a bust! The wind was so bad the rain was going sideways. It kept the tide from going out the entire amount is was suppose to and clams were hard to find. Oh Well, the kids had a ball getting wet and sandy so it was still a good day. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Gene BARFUSS ('53) Roy BALLARD ('63), Alan LOBDELL ('69) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Class of 1951 60th Reunion To: Betty BELL Norton ('51) & and Nadine ROBERTS Hackney ('51) Betty and Nadine - Congratulations with your efforts to plan a 60-year reunion -- I have some mailing addresses; I've not kept up with changes through the years. Classmates John Irl FRENCH, Bill WILKINS and (I think) Phil BELCHER have actually participated on the Club 40 class representatives activities in the past. Annette BRADLEY Forsythe and husband Don FORSYTHE, and Nancy GRIFFEN Cutshall have also worked on previous reunion committees. However, Nancy is currently in Kenya, doing what she loves most, working with native people at the hospital there. I believe our class graduated about 230 students, and as I look at the obituaries on the Alumni page, there are fewer and fewer of us to participate. I hope you are successful in contacting classmates; there's nothing better then reminiscing of our wonderful days of growing up in the brand new town of Richland. Your best bet on current addresses is Irl FRENCH. I'm most willing to help in any way I can. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gene BARFUSS ('53) Re: Pacemakers To: Jim BOBO ('56) I understand your "blown away" statement when you found out about needing a pacemaker. Two years ago I went to my doctor for a normal yearly checkup. I was feeling fine. The nurse was having trouble getting my blood pressure and told the doctor about it. My doctor said she wanted me to have an EKG so I was sent into the next medical building about 200 yards away. The EKG tech hooked me up to the machine and as the tape was running she asked why I was there. I told her that my doctor had sent me over. She then said she needed to take the printout to my doctor and told me to put my shirt back on. When I emerged from the room there was a wheel chair sitting there, she told me to get in the chair, I protested and said I could walk. She said I could not walk, told me to get in the chair. She then wheeled me the 200 yards back to my doctor's office and handed her the EKG tape. My doctor took one look at the tape and told me not to move that she needed to call my cardiologist. When she came back she told me I was to go right to emergency, the cardiologist would be waiting for me, My pulse was 37, I again protested saying I felt just fine. When she insisted I go now to the emergency room which was about 8 miles from the clinic where my doctor was, she said no you can't drive. I told her I had driven to her office and so I could drive to the ER. She won the battle and ordered an ambulance to transport me to the ER. My cardiologist met the ambulance and had already made an appointment for the operating room. The end result of this long dissertation 12 hours later I Had a pacemaker installed. So now I tell everyone I am plugged in and ticking. So yes indeed pay attention to you body signals. -Gene BARFUSS ('53) ~ From the sunny San Francisco Bay area where the temp was 93 today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Mushroom Cloud To: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Dick, I asked Jim QUALHIEM ('70) to address the rumor that you posted and what come back was from him on the crap. I do believe that he is the ASB advisor and he should know. -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: School rules? Wow! how does this work? My 11 year old grandson goes to what they call middle school now in Kennewick. A few weeks ago he and a couple friends were walking away from the lunch room when a kid weighing about thirty pounds more then him and four inches taller jumped him from behind. By the several witnesses account the larger kid started chocking my grandson from behind and kicking him. Out of survival my grandson tossed the kid off his back and punched him in the nose. He tried to leave but the kid attacked again so my grandson had to hit him a few more times to get him to stop. The attacker was suspended for 15 days for the attack but the unbelievable part is that my grandson was suspended for ten days for protecting himself. How does that work? The principal even had the nerve to ask my son and daughter-in-law what punishment my grandson was to get at home. Of course my son told him that he was having a great vacation and was given a party for having protected himself from this bully. The principal was upset about that! He claimed that in the world outside the school the police arrest both parties in a fight. What state or maybe planet does this guy come from? In Washington every person has the right to protect themselves from attack up to and including shooting the assailant if you fear your life is in danger. This results in about an hour investigation and then the person defending themselves is allowed to go home, no charges! These schools claim they don't want any bullies but then they won't let the innocent ones protect themselves. Seems so incredibly stupid! They will never stop the bullying (it will always happen) and with such ignorance on the part of the school the innocent will be made to pay for it. Not only do the innocent have to put up with the bully but now they have to fear the unjust punishment of the school. Where do rules like this come from? No wonder we have school shootings anymore! The kids are not allowed to vent their frustrations at all. Boys fight... that's something they will never stop. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and 1 Bomber Spouse sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Roger GRESS ('61) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Maggie GILSTRAP ('74), Kelly Burrill (spouse) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGRATH ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl EVANS ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla BIERLEIN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today or Tomorrow: Rob FRENCH ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 class lunch Hey, gals, please come join us WHERE: Granny's in Kennewick TIME: We will be there around 11:30 am to noon WHEN: Today (Friday, October 15th) Would love to see any of you who were our classmates in 1954!! Re: Club 40 Friday night, September 9, 2011, will be a fun time for all who attend and we look forward to some changes in the food being served. I have agreed to be chairperson for this committee and will have some wonderful Bombers serving with me to help. Pete OVERDAHL ('60); Danny HAGGARD ('57); Marjorie QUALHEIM Haggard ('60); Rose Anna WEAVER Kron ('49); Larry BELT ('57) and I will be meeting with the Sales Manager of the Richland Red Lion to see what our options are. We will have a report to the Officers and Representatives at the March 19, 2011, meeting. One thing to remember is the price we pay for each night does not just pay for the food. It also includes the room, service, clean-up and misc items not listed!! Stay tuned... Re: Stories of Pacemakers If you say, "listen to your body", then how come you felt great and didn't know you needed a pacemaker or that anything was wrong when you went for a regular checkup? I do a 6 month check up with my cardiologist and everything always seems to be okay, but how do I REALLY know?? -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where the sun shines and temp stays in the 60s. They say we will have a hard winter. Oh, yah? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS ('61) I think Alan LOBDELL ('69) should go on the Tri-City Herald's web site and write a letter to the editor and see what kind of responses he gets. -Roger GRESS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Your grandson defending himself in school against bullying His school record might be in jeopardy for the long term. One option might be to place on the record the possibility of a lawsuit filed against the principal and each of the school board members by name. This would require an attorney letterhead, and such a message including a description of the event and the names of witnesses, would be addressed to the principal. One need not actually follow through on a lawsuit, but post haste there might be an acceptable and corrective response, and in any event having a copy of this correspondence might be useful in the future. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Aflac Scam - must read Watch out for Aflac scam...! Police say that the gang usually is comprised of four members, one adult and three younger ones. While the three younger ones, all are appearing sweet and innocent, divert their 'mark' (or intended target) with a show of friendliness, the fourth - and the eldest - sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle through his or her pocket or purse for any valuables. Be on the alert..!!! Click the link to see photo of how it works: Re: Spotted in the Tri-City Herald (Online) VETERANS: We want to honor your veteran, send us a picture -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Alan LOBDELL('69) Re: School Bullying When my 15-year old grandson was in grade school, he was being bullied and my daughter and son-in-law told him that he could not throw the first punch, but IF that kid hit him, he had every right to defend himself. They met with the principal and that stupid woman told them, "We don't have any bullies at this school. Your son is probably just wanting attention". My daughter was furious and asked her what planet she lived on, cause bullying does exist and has been around forever! She also told her that this other boy had bullied other boys and she could give her their names the names of their parents, too, if she wanted them.. of course, she didn't! He is in high school now, and they were told, in an assembly, that any fighting would result in arrest and suspension... doesn't matter who started the fight, IF you hit, you will both be arrested, taken to juvenile hall, suspended from school, and your parents will be notified!!!! Schools have "zero tolerance", so doesn't matter why you are fighting, you are guilty and will pay the consequences! I understand the "zero tolerance" for drugs and weapons being brought to school, but a kid has a right to fight, with his fists, IF he is being picked on! -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: day early but not a dollar ahead All I know is that when I get messages from RHS, the t-shirts they show have no cloud nowhere no way... I brought it to the attention of my little patriots group (no names to protect the innocent... they don't even know I've grouped them that way for emails) a while back... Roy ('63) I assure you, if they can get rid of the cloud quietly... THEY WILL! 'nuff said... be ever vigilant is my message... Gotta do a birthday early but this guy can take it... he's a mighty, mighty Bomber... heading for Bakersfield and the Hot rod Reunion, as usual... was kinda afraid I wouldn't be able to lead my band of Merry Men this year but things finally worked out... the Big birthday boy is a good pal and has been a wealth of information to me over the years... if I don't know... I know he will... usually I don't and he does... gotta run and get the car packed so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dave Hanthorn ('63) on October 16... yes 16, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) Re: Brad UPTON ('74) Great show! Maybe next time you come to Anchorage you will have more time to visit? I promise to have more smoked salmon. To: Gene BARFUSS ('53) Jim BOBO ('56) Re: Pacemakers My husband has had a pacemaker/defibrillator combo for almost 7 years. Within the first three months of having it installed he was hit by the defibrillator 4 times. Let me tell you... that gets exciting. One minute he is upright talking and the next he is out for the count with little or no warning. The worst part was seeing him get the jolt. He will tell you it is much ado about nothing. The best part? Bill is due to have it replaced. We would never have guessed he would still be with us to run the battery down. Before his pacemaker/defib combo I would say... When you get old timers disease I am going to put a fake name in your pocket and put you on a plane to who knows where... well... now I can't. A pacemaker is like having your pet chipped. Once the pacemaker or chip is scanned home can always be found. I bet a man invented the pacemaker just for this reason... it was only later it was discovered it has other attributes. -Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kelly Burrill (spouse) Re: Gene Burrill ('67wb-RIP) At 6:40pm tonight 10/13/10, Gene "Xray" Burrill took his final road trip to heaven. Per his wishes, there will be one hell of a party at 4 Corners bar [Palmer, AK] sometime in the near future. Gene didn't want a funeral or memorial, he wanted a celebration of love & laughter. I'll be sending along the date when it's set. To all those who love him, thank you. -Kelly Burrill (spouse) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/2010 - BOSS'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gene BARFUSS ('53), Mary ROSE ('60) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith PORTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire REDISKE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck FELDER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BELLISTON ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gene BARFUSS ('53) To: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Pacemaker You ask how I knew I needed a pacemaker. I didn't know. That was why I was so surprised. Everyone was amazed that I didn't have any pain or dizziness, they kept coming into my room in emergency and checking to see if I was ok. My pulse varied between 32 and 37 pumps per minute. I kept telling the nurses I wanted to get up and leave because I was planning to leave on a trip to Disneyland to celebrate my granddaughter's 21st birthday. My cardiologist told me OK if I wanted to collapse on main street and draw a crowd go ahead. But I couldn't drive or do anything strenuous. So I finally gave in and went ahead with the procedure. I never did get to celebrate with my granddaughter. -Gene BARFUSS ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: Entry from Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: School rules? Very interesting entry. My grandson just started preschool at 3- 1/2 years old. He has been taught to be a very loving child but also taught to defend himself if another child hits him. My daughter expressed her anxiousness to his teacher in regard to him being able to protect himself as he had never been in a preschool environment before. After about one week of school one of the little boys that was hitting everyone happened to hit my grandson and gave him a bloody lip. My grandson immediately responded and hit the boy. His teacher later told my daughter and her husband that they need not worry - he could totally protect himself. I don't know what damage he did to the other boy but he was put in the "Think Chair" for protecting himself, as hitting is not allowed at his preschool. The other child received more severe punishment as he was clearly the instigator. My daughter is the Room Mother for his class, she was the only one that volunteered. While helping out recently one of the little girls asked her to sit by her at lunch and proceeded to tell my daughter that whenever she needs a hug she asks my grandson to hug her and he does. Does this sound like a child that should be put in the "Think Chair" for defending himself??? I totally believe in discipline but discipline the one who deserves it!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, UT **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) To: Those who have commented Re: Fighting back I wonder if the schools understand that punishing both the attacker and the victim who fights back is in fact a violation of the State of Washington Right to defend oneself laws. This is one time I really wish I still lived in the Tri-Cities for I believe I would be the school's worse nightmare in this case. I quote "The law is well settled that there is NO duty to retreat when a person is assaulted in a place where he or she has a right to be" Washington State Supreme Court, Nov. 6, 2003, State of Washington V Reynaldo Redmond, 72910-7 The one who defends themselves will not be arrested, hauled in or put in jail if it was clearly an attack and they were fighting back to protect themselves. When my oldest son was in the sixth grade in the Kent school district I complained about a gang of six boys who were terrorizing all the others on the school grounds. I was told by the assistant principal that it did not ever happen at their school. I was called home from work one afternoon due to my son having been attacked by five of these boys and beaten. The one good thing was that he fought back as hard as he could and although he got a beating he was able to inflict considerable damage to two of them. I was in the principal's office very fast and I was mad. The principal and assailant principal didn't have much to say then about the gang not being there. I got the names of each boy and my son and I went to each of their homes and I talked to their dads and in front of their dads and moms my son offered to take on each one of the kids one on one. They all chickened out. Because he was willing to fight none of this gang ever bothered him or his friends again. Also, as what happens many times, a couple of them became his friends. Schools have this bully problem completely wrong. It will never stop until someone fights back. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Donni CLARK ('63), Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Carol CONVERSE ('64) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) To: Class Mates and Alumni Re: Class of 1960 50-year Class Reunion A huge Thank You to the committee of the 50th reunion of our class of 1960. By the help of Club 40 and the Red Lion, Richland Senior Center, it was spectacular. We had 110 graduates attend from as far away as Turkey, Canada and 13 states from all 4 corners of the US. We saw some that were at their first reunion. The members of our class paid respect to 59 of our lost members. RIP We only wished we could of had more of this class from right here at home. But for those who attended Thank You. I don't know what we would of done without Connie DEAN O'Neil who put it together, as she was the success to this wonderful weekend, Marsha LAWELL Hathcox our Secretary who did the writing, and helped Connie with all the different committees. Marj QUALHEIM Haggard our Treasurer for every reunion from our first after 10 years, the food, and wine tour. Decorations by Janet FORBY Padgett and Chris ROMANELLI DeVilleneuve. Judy JASCHEK Smith with her beautiful photo displays, Memorial Board and The Memory Book by Connie and Marsha. We wouldn't have found everyone without the Team of Locators, Patti JONES Ahrens, Stephanie DAWSON Janicek, our Committee, outside help by Judy CAMERON Ayers (a last minute lifesaver... what an outside spark plug for those difficult to find). The write ins to find other lost members. Larry AESCHLIMAN's readings, Roger DeWITT'S equipment for set ups. The banner by Dan McDaniel of Tri-City Signs. Our own popular disc jockey Bobbie PEARSON Wiley with sounds of the '60s on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. Our introduction prayer by Derrith PERSONS Dean. We think of those who were at the meetings to offer help when needed, like Jack Armstrong, Kaye IVERS, Carolyn Sievers Norton and Carolyn WHITE Hill. We couldn't have done it without the help from our upper classman, Dan HAGGARD ('57) with a wine tour, food ordering, overhead photos and input for the entire weekend. Rick Reil of Realife Photography with his expertise and great humor. The lobby Military Tribute by John ADKINS ('62). The class of '60 had a large contribution of those who have served. Thanks to all of them. It just doesn't get any better then that. Once again a special thanks to our committee and it proved what it takes to put on an OUTSTANDING REUNION. -Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Chairman **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch Report THANKS to all of the enthusiastic Bombers who joined us for lunch at Beaches in Vancouver, WA. It was fun to have a few new faces in the crowd this time. Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) and Gary Dunphy recently move to Stevenson, WA, just 50 miles west of Vancouver. It was quite special to reconnect with Donni after a few decades. I was told that someone needs to take Gary fishing now that they live so close to the Columbia River. It was fun to see LaMont and Carolyn again. It's been a while. LeRoy ARMSTRONG ('58) and his lovely wife Pat joined us for the first time. Leroy and I have more stories to share about the old South End gang on Duane Street, so I'm sure they will join us again. Mel BRIZENDINE ('60) and I have a few more stories to share as well. We really appreciate Dean ANSON ('62)driving all of the way down from Edmonds, WA for our gatherings. Dean is always fun to have around. Bomber Attendees: Dean ANSON ('62), Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Todd O'MEALY ('62) - Mel BRIZENDINE ('60) - Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) Kathy LAMB Brown ('62) - Lamont DeJONG ('63) - Leroy ARMSTRONG ('58) Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63) - Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) - Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) - Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) Our next gathering at Beaches is Saturday, December 4th - Christmas Party Time. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Hi Bombers! We just got back from the Bomber get-together in Vancouver, WA. It was great seeing old friends and making new. It has been a beautiful Indian Summer here in the gorge and new neighbors have been so wonderful to us, bringing us homegrown tomatoes, plums, apples and one neighbor planted us 6 raspberry plants. We went to the Homecoming game last night and it was so much fun! Our builder and his family took us. It was a great game, Stevenson won and the crowd was great with many supportive town folk and parents. I have to say though we were really quite spoiled with our programs, our homecoming mums (mummmmmm I can still smell them), our princesses parading around in their beautiful formals on those beautiful convertibles. These girls came in on motorcycles, some girls just wore their cheerleading uniforms, or pants, nothing special. Our event with our Bon-fire, snake-dance and all the trimmings made it a fairy-tale affair. Our oldest son who works for a Water Park in Southern California came up to visit us and went home with a job from here. He will be the Aquatics Program Supervisor at the Stevenson Pool and has to report back here on November 1st. We are headed back to California tomorrow to see our grandkids and spend Thanksgiving with our children and grandchildren down there. I consider it a blessing that we were able to sell our home in LaMirada, CA. I hope you all have a Happy Halloween with your grandkids and a Blessed Thanksgiving. We will be back in December and hope to make the Class of '63 Christmas party this year! God bless you all! -Donni CLARK Dunphy (from the golden class of '63) ~ from the Columbia Gorge, in Washington, where the stars really do twinkle, the sun dances on the water and the wind whispers in the evergreens! Love it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Re: Ugly Duckling Donna BOWERS ('63) and Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) staring in Col-Hi's gala production of "the Ugly Duckling". They star as King and Queen. Also Terry DAVIS ('65) as the Chancellor. It was the catalyst that propelled Terry to his acting career. -Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Fighting back I find this Washington law you speak of very interesting. Perhaps it only applies in certain cases or you have to know about it in advance. A few years back my daughter came home from being out with friends and her then live-in boyfriend (he hadn't wanted her to go out in the first place) drug her downstairs by her ankles. She kicked him in order for him to let go of her. My grand- daughter called the cops so to protect her mom. The long and short of it is it's now on her record permanently as 'domestic' violence. She went through a lot of things before it was all over. None of them good. He got away with having done nothing. He was the bully and she was punished for it both physically and mentally. Um.... -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We've been having great weather these past 3 or so weeks. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55), Donna BOWERS ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack LOWREY ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert HINKLE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly GAINES-FRANKLIN ('84) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Old Beer Trucks For all my beer drinking Bomber classmates and friends. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Re: Ugly Duckling What a hoot!! I had forgotten that silly play. RHS Thespians were so much fun during my years there and truly one of the best "family" experiences of my HS years. We used to put on 2 plays a year... Spring and Fall and usually a children's play around Christmas. I do remember Terry DAVIS ('65) quite a lot (was his campaign manager for ASB office). What a wonderful actor he turned out to be!! And always, always so handsome!! My younger brother Dale ('65) loved RHS Drama so much he obtained his Masters in Theater from WSU and is now retired from Boeing and still doing plays all over the Seattle area and several commercials as well as movie roles. His wife Carrie Sleeper- Bowers has a beautiful voice and she and Dale used to sing in a madrigals group in local shopping centers and other venues all over the PNW. She now coaches children in singing and acting at their church. Once a performer always a performer!! I always encourage children to reach out and do plays because it really is a wonderful way to learn to be comfortable in your skin in front of large audiences. After all, you do almost totally forget there is an audience when you are immersed in your role. Thank you Bob Mattson for the silly picture and it was so nice to remember!! Sincerely, -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ St. Louis, MO where we are having the best Fall I can remember in 26 years P.S. Thanks to all who listened and helped... BOMBERS ARE TRULY REMARKABLE PEOPLE... our friends Tom and Susan Thatcher were able to connect with their best man Jim WILLIAMS ('57) for their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim just retired as Professor, head of engineering at Ohio State University. I was told he had passed away, so glad I did not give up. Was so surprised by how many who helped find him. Seems being a BOMBER is a magical word!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I see that Walgreen's already has marked down their Valentine 2011 candy, so that must mean it's about 54 days until the Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching, Caroling and Chowder Society's Twentysomethingth annual Christmas Gala and Red Sweater Cotillion. Brother Leo has again found us a new place that still has a license to serve food and libations. They identify themselves as "Tumwater's Premier Sports Bar and Dining Experience", which as I recall is similar to what The Top Hat in Pasco used to advertise around Tolo time, of course I was never invited. So here's the deal, we'll again muster at 10:00am on Saturday December 11th. Rivers Edge ( at the Tumwater Golf Course. Let me know if you're planning to attend, so we can insure that they have sufficient clean forks. Mary Lou has committed to attend and bring her interminable Orange County cheerfulness. In that Alaska Airlines charges for extra bags, we'll be having a cash call betwixt Ellen leading the flag salute and our own personal parapazzi Luigi Hanthorn flashing the first picture. -Jimbeaux p.s. As an aside here, Luigi has promised to bring his "skinny" lens this year, not that other thing for which I've received many complaints. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff: Jim JENSEN ('50), Nancy RIGGS ('51) Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) To: Any Bombers who might venture Re: Latin Need to sound more intellectual at the next big party? Throw this question at them: Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari? (In English, how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?) Found in the American Legion Magazine. -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy RIGGS Lawrence ('51) I have a GI hutch to sell, will take best offer. Has been painted blue, only 1 coat, sprayed on, so should be easy to have removed to restore to the original beautiful maple. Please keep in mind I live in Kennewick, so probably only local people inquire as I am not up to shipping it. Thanks Maren for letting me do this in the Sandstorm, wanted Bombers to have first choice. Speaking of Sandstorm, aren't my dues due?? -Nancy RIGGS Lawrence ('51) ~ Having beautiful fall weather **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer Please insert in the next Sandstorm! Go Bombers! Re: EEOICPA Law Changes for Hanford workers! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain time frames 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 October 18th over $677,000,000 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 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers & Chuck Hilley sent stuff: Tom TRACY ('55), Judy CAMERON ('60) Chuck Hilley ('62wb), Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Mike DAVIS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KNUTSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BAIRD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo WEBB ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred BREEDLOVE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue OBERG ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: The kind of ride we always wished we'd get when we were saddled up at Richland's riding Academy To: All Richland Riding Academy fans Our Rides on the Academy's horses weren't always like this... except in our own minds... Re: College Football Some of us hope our Boise State Broncos Football Team will maintain their timing and performances this well in the final games. If they do, we'll get them golden horseshoes. Bomber cheers, -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy CAMERON Ayers ('60) Re: Class of 1960 50-Year Reunion picture with NAMES Our very special Bomber Sandstorm editor, Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) has just finished numbering and naming almost everyone in the Class of 1960 50 year Reunion picture taken on September 11, 2010 by Rick Reil, Reallife Photography. How AWESOME is that? A hearty thanks go to all those who contributed names and sent them in to Maren. If you can fill in the remaining classmates, please email Maren. She deserves a huge THANK YOU from all of us at this reunion. This is our best class picture yet! Thanks so much, Maren! Click on this URL: (or copy and paste into your browser) -Judy CAMERON Ayers ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the new ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Chuck Hilley ('62wb) Entered: Tuesday 10/19/2010 5:53:28pm COMMENTS: I was one of the many military brats who passed through your school system. I finished high school in Georgia. I have many fond memories of you folks! -Chuck Hilley ('62wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Hi Nancy RIGGS Lawrence ('51) Hope you and your dad are doing well. I rarely spend over 24 hours in the Tri-Cities now, if that's when I come to see my brother and family and see my parents' graves, so I think about stopping, but as you know, I rarely do. Happy Halloween and All Saint's Day!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I need your prayers I know, I'm the guy you can't take seriously about much of anything. My paralegal and best friend was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I am contacting every Doc I know for referrals and such as to where the best place is for treatment... doing her will and getting her cars into her mom's name so all will be ready. I know some of our best pals have come through this cancer crap and just thought I'd ask all of you for prayers for a non- Bomber but a wonderful person, Michelle Ketrow. Thanks all, -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Marie Phillips - 1st Grade Teacher at Lewis & Clark (RIP) April 26, 1916 - September 26, 2010 Marie J. Phillips, 94, passed away peacefully on September 26, 2010. She was born in Silverton, TX, on April 26, 1916, the third of six children of Henry and Amanda Johnson. After graduating from high school in Graford, TX, Marie attended Mary Hardin-Baylor College for two years before beginning her teaching career in a one-room school in Palo Pinto County, TX. There, she met Fred B. Phillips and they were married in 1939. Fred and Marie had one child, Fred B. Phillips, Jr., born in 1942. In 1945, the family moved to Richland where Fred was employed on the Hanford project. When Fred Jr. was old enough to attend school, Marie went back to work teaching first grade at Lewis and Clark Elementary in Richland. Her summers were spent at Eastern Washington State College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees. Marie was active in the Richland Education Association and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an honorary organization of educators. In her spare time, she enjoyed decorating her house, working in her garden and playing bridge with her many friends. After retirement, Marie became a traveler, visiting countries throughout the world. Whenever she was at home in Richland, she volunteered at the food bank and participated in activities at the Southside Church. Marie is survived by her son, Fred B. Phillips, Jr. ('60), and his wife Lora Homme Phillips ('60), of Kennewick; one sister, Bobbie Smith of Tulsa, OK; her favorite nieces, Phyllis Bell of Denton, TX; and Lynita Ryan of Fremont, CA; and hundreds of students whose lives she touched during her long teaching career. Per Marie's request, there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Southside Church, 517 Jadwin Ave., Richland. Published in Tri-City Herald on October 19, 2010 -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DAVIS ('74) Re: Letter to Alumni Sandstorm If I may I would like to start a discussion on this forum about memorable Bomber moments. I'm talking about those special moments in time that have stuck with you for all these years - like that last-second half court shot to win the game, that interception ran back for the touchdown, or that walk-off home run. I think you all get the picture so I would like to start off with the greatest single-most achievement I have ever witnessed in all my years of watching and participating in athletic contests. Of course [someone, who shall remain nameless] not scoring a single point in his entire ninth grade hoop year is impressive, I've had to disallow that because it was not a single event, but an achievement accomplished over an entire season. Seriously, how can anyone go scoreless an entire season?... but I digress. Without question, the most memorable event I have ever witnessed occurred during a lob ball game at the old Columbia Little League Field. Kelvin "Dawg" SOLDAT ('71) came to bat wielding a big stick. Now, historically the Dawg had always been a punch and judy hitter - soft wounded-duck fly balls that would drop in front of the left fielder for solid one-baggers. Extra base hits??? - not a part of his game. But not this time!!! The pitch come floating toward the plate, the Dawg eyed it, realizing it was his pitch. He knew at that moment something special was about to happen. And special it was!!! After hundreds of at bats in game after game of lob ball the Dawg went deep!! He hit that ball to dead center field slamming it off the scoreboard!!!! Please keep in mind that scoreboard was a solid 190 feet away from that home plate. We are talkin' DEEP!!!!!. That moment I will cherish for the rest of my life. I can honestly say, "I am witness to greatness!" As for the Dawg... he never went deep again! -Mike DAVIS ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra WITHERUP ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie FOSTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy FOSTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny ANGUIANO ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: Strokes Hey guys, I know that lately, there has been some discussion of strokes, and fellow classmates dealing with their effects. I stumbled upon this, this morning, on the FJR (motorcycle) Forum that I belong to, and thought you guys might be interested: -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Marie Phillips (RIP) Memories I have many very fond memories of Marie Phillips. We (brother Mick ('66) and me) knew Marie well as a teacher, member of the church, good neighbor, but most of all as one of our Mom's best friends. Marie treated us as if we were her own kids. She was always a classy lady, friendly and with a positive attitude, kinda like our Mom. Marie Phillips will be lovingly remembered by many people, especially us Lewis & Clark kids. She is in God's hands now and probably already visiting and playing cards with Mom. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Prayers for Michelle She definitely has Bomber prayers coming her way. I'm so sorry to hear that she has cancer... met her one time, very nice gal. Give her a hug and tell her that Bomber prayers are on their way to her and her family. Damn, wish they'd find a cure for all this damn stuff... too many types of cancer to have just "one pill", but you'd think they'd find something that could/would work! damn, damn, damn!!!!! -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Michelle Thank you for the calls and emails and especially for the prayers for Michelle. I don't share my business with many people but Bombers are special and different. Michelle's cancer has spread and they said yesterday that three weeks was the average at this stage. Re: Bomber-babes unite Today we have two Bomber-babe sisters celebrating... how is that for planning... have your kids on the same day and just celebrate all at one time... kinda like those kids who have their birthdays on December 25th! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Connie ('63) and Lucy ('65) FOSTER on October 21, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers (one Anon) sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Marla Jo LOWMAN ('55) Linda BOWMAN ('59), Patti JONES ('60) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Dave MILLER ('67), Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) Anon Bomber BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy HOWERTER ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha SAUCIER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Mike DAVIS ('74) has a great idea. Re: My favorite moment September 7, 1943 at approximately 9am, the moment I walked into the old RHS and met my first schoolmate. Those meetings with Broncs, Beavers, and Bombers have continued right on through to the Last Club 40 party September 10 and 11, 2010. I can only say to the multitudes of students and alumni, God bless and my love to Ye. In those 67 plus years we have all found winning and losing, happiness and sadness, exuberance and frustration, fear and bravery, joy and despair, and the ultimate farewells to those we can only remember in our hearts. Bomber cheers and tears, -Dick McCOY, from the Grand old Tin Can Class of Nineteen Hundred and Forty Five **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marla Jo LOWMAN Kenitzer ('55) Re: Richland's Riding Academy My memories of the riding academy were somewhat different than the video - My weekly allowance of a whole dollar was mostly spent on an hour of pure joy riding "RED" (I knew he really wasn't my horse, but I would wait around if he was already out for a ride with someone else. Being a real green horn I was of the mind set that Red knew it was me and that he was probably just waiting around for me to show up. I say 'he' but some females are called Red. He was a really gentle horse and the only time he would agree to more than a trot was when he was heading to the barn. I remember Ray saying not to run the horses back - I always stopped a few yards north of the barn and walked them in (funny how a few yards salved my conscience). The trek from Lee Blvd. and Wright Ave. to the Riding Academy was part of the Saturday ritual and the last time I was in Richland I drove that route with my grandchildren. They were amazed that I would walk that far just to ride a horse for one hour. At the time, it didn't seem out of the ordinary and I don't think my folks had a car when (first started riding, probably in the late 1940s.) Love the memories!! -Marla Jo LOWMAN Kenitzer ('55) ~ in sunny, warm California **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BOWMAN Warren ('59) To: David RIVERS ('65) David, You won't know me as I graduated in '59 but I saw your piece in the Alumni Sandstorm after having not looked at it for over a year. My husband, Jim WARREN ('59), has also been diagnosed with a type of pancreatic cancer, albeit perhaps not the same type as Michelle, but I wanted to pass on some information that may be helpful. We live in Chicago but have turned to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore for it has one of the best departments in the country for pancreatic cancer. We did research on hospitals and found that Johns Hopkins is ranked No. 1 for about the last 16 years. Dr. Richard Schulick, 410 614-9879 and Dr. John L. Cameron are the two best in the country for this. Dr. Cameron perfected the Whipple surgery for pancreatic cancer. Go the Johns Hopkins website for more information. The doctors there all work as a team and meet weekly to discuss cases and come to a consensus for the best possible plan of action. I hope this will be helpful to you and just know that our thoughts are with you as you go through this ordeal. -Linda BOWMAN Warren ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) I'm back. A few Bombers have lost track of where I am over the last month so thought it time to let everyone know what has gone on. About the 25th of September I was ambulanced to Kadlec hospital. Viral pneumonia second time since the end of April. The doctors decided to do surgery on my left lung and go in and clean out fluid and puss. They had to break a rib bone to do this. I spent about nine days at Kadlec and then they moved me to a "rehabilitation center". Laying in the bed for about seven days was not rehabilitation. My girls worked it to get me to another one. Richland Rehabilitation, much better. The Physical therapist decided immediately I needed to go home and I should not even have been there. The doctors were concerned about me being at home alone after surgery. My daughters live in Western Washington, my son in Spokane. They all come when they can to help out. Lots of friends and Bombers have been very helpful. I have been on oxygen since April. Saw the surgeon on Tuesday and he took me off the oxygen and said I was doing so well that in about two weeks I can drive again and do pretty normal things. Still have to see the pulmonary doctor in a week or to see what he says. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and five doctors confirmed my pneumonia was caused by the drug Methatraxate that I was taking. I have been home since last Friday. My own bed feels so great. Because of medication I sleep a lot but trying to get caught up with the world. Still about a week behind on the Sandstorm. I had not ever been in an ambulance and now I have been in one three times this year. Someone asked me if the sirens went. I do not remember hearing them. I was pretty sick each time. I have written about the Genelex, DNA for prescription medications. I will not do a prescription again without entering into Genelex. My daughter Kimberly does computer entering for me. My main doctor has checked it out and agrees to it. Thanks to everyone for praying for me. There were times I felt the prayers which helped me relax. Re: All Bomber Lunch Thanks to Mary JUDD Hinz ('60) for taking care of the luncheon and Kayene HENJUM Livingston ('60) who put in a Sandstorm entry for me about what was happening. I have heard Pat JONES ('59) took care of the September luncheon. Yes, there were two named Pat JONES in school. I became very concerned about the luncheon going away. I know other Bombers do not want it to. THANKFULLY THERE IS NO CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Re: 1960's 50 Year Class Reunion What a great time. Thankfully I was well enough to attend. I have pictures to enter so will do another entry. I saw a good percentage of the classmates through out the weekend but after seeing the class picture there are a few I missed. What a turn out. Re: Ball Game Have not ever been able to forget what happened at the 1958 championship and my big goof. It has haunted me at times through the years. I had met a cousin of one of the Bombers who lived in Seattle. I ended up on the big day with a date with him. We took off early in the morning and we toured Seattle. He showed me the sights teenage hangouts of Seattle. His dad was a doctor. We went to his home on Lake Washington. How beautiful. The maid waited on us. This was way out of my experiences of life. I have had many since then. I arrived back at the championship game and was on the edge of the basketball floor as Richland had just won. I think I saw the winning basket. Edged into the crowd to find friends and my parents to celebrate through the night. I rarely missed a basketball game so this was unusual. I loved basketball because it was inside and warm, where football was outside and cold. Did not ever see the date again. Saying no could have been so much better. To: David RIVERS ('65) I will pray for your paralegal. I know she is in good hands as you help her get the best care. There are lot of cancer centers through out the United States that are doing outstanding care. I believe the greatest care giving really helps as I have moved through this past five months. Bombers Have Fun -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland where 9pm is past my bed time. After 15 years of night work, I did not think I would be able to say that. Hospital and rehab changed a lot of my habits. Also stopped smoking. Check out the electronic cigarette. I have one and have not tried it yet. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) To: Northern Idaho Property My sister, Tere ('65) and her hubby, Boomer, have their place in northern Idaho on the market. If you're looking, it's priced to sell... and it's BEAUTIFUL. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 62 at 1am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Richland Grade School Teachers - Old Obits Elizabeth June Hammack Richland Grade School Teacher Evelyn Hendrickson Dunton Richland Grade School Teacher Bobbye Jean Simpson -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: The Help I just wanted to thank the several people who recommended, "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. I really enjoyed it and my wife wants to read it too. It took a while to get from the library but not as long I thought it was going to be since there were about twenty requests for it. I just finished "War and Peace" which I read about twenty years ago and its about time to read "Atlas Shrugged" again. Are there any other book recommendations out there? Oh yea, last cigarette I had was Sept 2nd as we waited for our ride to the airport for the plane to Maui. Hawaii price for a pack was $10.30 and friends we met there said New York is $11.00 a pack. With the money I save I can pay for the trip next year. Bombers rule, -Dave MILLER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) So I felt invigorated by the Tinkle Street Chairman's recent depiction of athletic greatness - moments in Richland sports history that stand out in time and wanted to share one that must rank in the bottom 10 all time achievements. First, I come from a small "island" Richland neighborhood, one that was not so blessed as was the Tinkle street gang of sports gods like Caudill, Soldat, Davis Brothers, et al, or the Howell and Davidson street gang of Bixler, Dave Emmons, Dougie Davis, and Cartmells. Tucked away between GWWay and the Columbia River (west to east), and from Williams to Van Giessen north to south, our streets and ball field were haunted by the likes of the Gates brothers (Wes and Tim fathered by non other than the legendary HAMTC Coach, the Green Monster, Mr. Floyd Gates); the Gladstone brothers; Wax Morris (not the skinny Wee Morris, but Wax son of Waxie, the tough one that beat polio and played his heart out on every sandlot game we ever had; A gang of Manolopoulos kids in varying years and sizes, handsome Jimmy Simpson; Chuck Salinas, the McCormick brothers - Man Mountain Mike and Tim; and our greatest football back Pat Hardy. The spiritual center of our area was the American Little League field off of GWWay. We were also blessed with some great baseball coaches; my old coach Mr. Gates for HAMTC, Miles Muser for the Dawson Richards team, Mike and Steve Cassidy's dad came in with the W. Richland crew, and Mike Holtman's dad Ray (rip), to name a few. So the moment of greatness &.. I played on a HAMTC team that had a pretty ratty crew of ball players led by Big Mike Hultman, Pat Reardan, Bart and Chad Caruthers, Stevie Semmern (RIP), and more great guys one year. (I'll send a Tri-City Herald picture of our pennant winning lot when I get to the file). We had a tall lanky quiet guy that I still think was about 6' tall as a 12 year old Doug Davis. (that is not the shorter but ornerier Chief Joe Doug Davis that ran with Danny Ham and crew). Our Doug Davis had two unique qualities for a Little League pitcher, and I liked catching him any time I could. He could find the plate about 90% of the time with a smokin hot fast ball, and he could put a curve ball in your catcher's mitt 'bout wherever you asked for it. That would have been good enough for most Little League All Star team appointments, but Doug and I wanted more. So we concocted a one finger knuckle ball. (our hands weren't big enough for a full knuckler I guess). After a few sneak throws in practice we decided we had a winner. HAMTC practices under Floyd Gates were serious business you mess up or fool around and you duck walk the infield, or run laps around the outfield. I still hear "get going Huntington!" anytime I step across a foul stripe. So anyway, most times the magic one finger knuckler would do a little corkscrew thing and still had a little heat; impossible to hit. So in the next game in the second inning after we had a few runs to play with, I gave Doug our secret signal for the magic pitch (half an index finger). He nodded, wound up, and proceeded to launch the ball over the backstop, over the concession stand, and darn near into the street behind the field. Now you need to know that The Green Monster put his catchers in charge of a pitcher, and the game. He trained us like no others. His sons Wes and Tim were first rate catchers. Real serious business. When he saw our ace launch that ball over the backstop, and heard the crowd sniggering and trying not to laugh too loud, he stepped out of the dugout and glared a hole through my catchers' mask. The athletic feat of note was not that damn pitch, but the duck walk I did around the complete outfield without collapsing between innings. -Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Anon Bomber Re: Stroke info FDA Re: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Strokes Never buy from someone who has no real use for you, your pets or anyone who is not "us"... Stroke info FDA -Anon Bomber ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: John BROWNE ('61), Leoma COLES ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie RICHMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ECKERT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark O'TOOLE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'NEIL ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BROWNE ('61) Re: Notes of the recent sieges of the Isles of Langerhans It's always more than mere discomfort to hear of our extended Bomber family facing travails... particularly of the kind involving medical care. Sure... we're all gonna die... but, come on!.. we have GOT to come up with ways that are more comforting and satisfying than harboring some inimical growth that puts us at the mercy of the Medical Establishment! I mean, there's got to be some methods between Chill Wills riding an A-bomb bareback into the heart of the Soviet Union, and being tickled to death on the grassy bank of a river in midSummer by a bevy of buxom, wingd creatures armed with feather-dusters. Anyway, I want to send my best visualization & "vibe" (because that's what we hippies do) to "Heavy" WARREN, from one of the pipsqueak buddies of his younger brother. I will always remember my first look at Jim's face as he flipped the catcher's mask off his head, with his eyes locked on the foul ball that he was pursuing. Purposeful and determined... that was the image... and the air he carried into his high school years. He was "an excellent dude"... and is, most likely, to this day. About the 1960 Class pics, I have to say that if I ran into Judy PARKER in the grocery store I'd know her immediately. She's the "most recognizable" (if that were a category) in that picture, for me (along with one other, with whom I've been in love since 1959... but I'm a married man; and she will remain nameless). I gotta say that I hope MY class can look that good when it's our turn to pose... if we live. chow ^..^ -John BROWNE ('61) Peace... the affordable alternative **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Well, yesterday (10/22) I was "officially" old. Just got my Medicare card and took the day off to celebrate my birthday. I have just one year left to work (I've been counting down the months since last year). After working for 49 years, many times working two jobs at a time, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel... Then I will move to my final destination, which is my place at the coast. It is just south of Lincoln City, OR and I go there as often as I can. I'm sure I will probably work part time in the future, but just knowing that I can travel and enjoy my life is sooooo exciting! I really enjoy reading the Sandstorm and hope to make it to a luncheon and to future class reunions.. -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Salem, OR where it's cold at night and the sun is peeking out over the pumpkins patches! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) I'm so happy that you are now home and recovering very nicely! We have all been praying and thinking of you these past weeks. Re: Picture of '60's 50-year reunion... I enjoyed looking at the picture and seeing all the familiar names of ones that write into the Sandstorm. It was very nice to see their smiling faces and play connect-a-dot to their names. Am looking forward to being able to come to the All Bomber Luncheons next year after we move back! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) Entry from 10/21 Thanks for taking us on a trip down memory lane. I lived in between the William & Virginia HARTY family & the Floyd & Ruth GATES family. Growing up along the river brings back many, many great memories. Yes, we did play a lot of baseball at the American Little League field. Home run derby along with hitting opposite handed or cross handed took place many summer days. Donald (Late Bloomer) PARSONS ('64) hit some of the longest home runs I had ever witnessed while Mike BOTU ('65-RIP) was most prolific. I see members from both the HARTY and GATES family on -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Birthdays Two '71 Bomber Birthdays this weekend. Today, Saturday the 23rd is Jackie RICHMOND's ('71) birthday. She lost her Dad a few weeks ago, so doubt this will be the best of birthdays for her but please try and enjoy your day. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sunday., October 24th is little Jimmy NACKE's ('71) birthday. Jim was the only classmate at Christ the King that I remember being an only child. Those of us with "normal" Catholic families of 5 or more did not quite grasp that concept of being the ONLY kid around. I remember being pretty jealous that Jim did not have to share anything with some bratty brother or sister. I am pretty sure that Jim offered that it was really not all that great being an only child but maybe he said that to be nice. I distinctly remember doing an overnighter at the Nacke household and the wonderment at ALL the different varieties of cereal options available on Saturday morning. As one who grew up choosing between Cheerios and Rice Krispies it was almost like Christmas to open the cupboard and see exotic... offerings like Trix and Cocoa Puffs. Then to top that, he had a BIG Color TV and we got to watch all the cartoons we wanted all Saturday morning. NO fighting over Johnny Quest vs Fury. Pretty cool stuff until I made my way back to 1120 Marshall that afternoon and reality. None of my Saturday chores were completed by any of my loving siblings. All in all... it was pretty good being from a larger family. Of course, in the neighborhood I grew up in, we were somewhat underachievers in the kid department with ONLY 8 kids. We had the Hodgsons just down the block with 12 (I think) and the Huffs right around the corner with 13 kids. It was interesting growing up in our isolated Catholic enclave. I dont know that I actually knew a Protestant kid until 9th grade. And the cultural experience would not include any Jewish kids until High School and then you can imagine what a shock it was to actually have Mike FRANCO ('70) as the star example of Judaism. Actually we had Doug CAHN ('71) and Phil GOLDSMITH ('73)... so we did get a bit of perspective but it was actually about 3 years before anyone really knew that Mike was NOT a Sinclair... including Dunc and Flo!! What a cultural melting pot Richland was!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve RECTOR ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy NACKE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: John BROWNE ('61) I think I would choose the second one. Actually in my experiences in the real world long long ago, my partner and I responded to a call where we found what I thought of then as an elderly gentleman sitting in an overstuffed chair holding the newspaper up in front of himself as if reading it and he had passed away without changing position. He looked so at peace as if he had just nodded off. That looked like a pretty good way to begin that journey. To: Vic Marshall ('71) My my how much being raised catholic changed in a few years. The older school didn't have free Saturday mornings to listen to the good radio shows, we were busy walking in the blowing snow uphill to catechism. Every Saturday seemed like it took all day even though it was only an hour, when we were older it was Monday evenings. But then there was the compensation of the catholic girls attending and it didn't seem the same as on Saturday mornings. Not to mention the two weeks of "summer school". I hope I got credit for all of that suffering to cut down my time in purgatory or was it limbo. It was complicated. Going by "I don't believe in heaven, but I pray there is no hell" seems more prudent. A little bit of heaven here and now: photos attached. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ From near Lacey, WA cooler nights, shorter days soon to get even shorter when the time changes, ugh. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Thru The Years Here are a couple of photos of Gary ADRIAN ('64-RIP). Gary died in 2006. The Fred MILTON ('66) photo is from the Oregon State v Washington football program that was played at the U of W stadium on October 7th, 1967. Fred was the starting middle line backer for Oregon State. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Gladda be a Bomber Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I hadn't grown up in a town where the big kids you looked up to become friends and even bigger kids too... prolly just another one of my silly ramblings, but like when I listen to music (when do I NOT listen to music?)... I'll think... I'll bet the birthday boy has that album... (get it... we gotta big kid b-day)... today, When Terry DAVIS ('65) called to check on Michelle, he was in Yuma or on his way to make another movie... as I was picking up take out for Michelle, her sister and her Mom... I realized that last time Terry was there Gus KEENEY ('57) was in Richland so they didn't getta hook up... I tried texting the number, but with numb fingers and teeny tiny little keys I messed it up... but have no fear... Terry actually had Jackson's ('65) number in his phone and called him to call Gus... guess there is some kinda gala event tonight for the filming so Terry asked Gus to join him... see what I mean? I just love being a Bomber... But today I love being a Bomber cuz I getta do an HB for one of the most knowledgeable guys there is about our music... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on October 24, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara FRANCO ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Today I have such good news about my Sandra. Wonderful news after 4 weeks in the hospital and months of worry, uncertainty and pain. She survived the HIPEC surgery and seemed to be doing relatively well when complications arose. After a 2nd surgery, she again was recovering slowly... 2 steps forward, 1 step back, sometimes 3 steps back... that kind of thing. But she rallied after each setback until she was able to walk with minimal assistance and advanced slowly from ice chips to clear liquids to the transition menu. She was able to go outside with her husband, Bobby. Finally, one day when I arrived at her room, she was completely unhooked from the IVs and catheter! We went outside and I took a picture of her holding her arms out to show she was unattached except for one drain tube, the bulb of which we put in the pocket of her robe. It was a joyful day!! Last Friday, about 12 hours after I returned from Alaska, Bobby called and said, "I NEED HELP! She is giving up. She quit eating yesterday. She says she can't do this anymore!" I immediately drove to Spokane to give him support and to encourage her to not quit now. About 3 hours after I got to her room, their daughter and granddaughter arrived from Alaska. It was a boon to see them but she still was failing, her words barely audible. I came back home that same day because Jill and Kaylynn were there to help with things, picked up my dogs from the Huck Finn Kennel, and set about sending updates to friends and family, asking them to pray that God would not take her now. (We know only too well that God doesn't always answer prayers the way we WANT them answered) Jill and Kaylynn came back to Pasco yesterday because it was too hard to keep Kaylynn entertained. (She is almost 14 months.) This morning I read an update from Jill via Facebook, that Sandra will be released from the hospital tomorrow morning. This afternoon, Sandra called and her voice was strong and clear! She has months of recuperation time ahead of her, but our gratitude that she is alive and improving is unbounded! She went into the hospital weighing 143 and today weighed 121... quite a loss, but we are confident she will gain it back over time. The "garbage" the doctors took out would probably not have weighed more than 3-4 pounds. My family and I thank all of you who intervened on her behalf and who sent me encouraging words. You can only imagine our profound gratitude. This is such a relief... -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Growing Up Catholic To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Tom, The reason you had to go to catechism on Saturdays was because there was probably NOT a Christ the King grade school for you to attend. We were called the '59ers for the longest time because 1959 was the 1st graduating class of 8th graders and I think the school itself opened in 1955. [Check your history, Vic... I'm a member of the first graduating class from CK and it happened June, 1960 CK first opened up with 3 grades. I was in 4th -Maren] So I guess they only accepted kids in 4th grade and under and you were not "eligible" to attend. I would imagine they are no longer called the '59ers (and, I guess, thank goodness the school did not open a decade later J) but something like the Crusaders or something else along those lines. I attended Whitman College for a year before becoming an EWSC Screaming Eagle/Savage and remember we were the Whitman Fighting Missionaries. Now there is a mascot to strike terror into your opposition!!! Back to catechism... if you went to CKS, you had an hour of catechism every weekday in addition to the "opportunity" to attend mass on all holy days of obligation and first Fridays, as well as the option to eat your breakfast during class so you could attend daily mass. during lent. Attending first Friday mass was a biggy because it gave you the opportunity to earn a plenary indulgence which was basically a get out of hell free card. Technically, it "rewarded" you for attending a certain number of consecutive 1st Fridays (I believe it was 8 or 9) by forgiving all your sins and thereby freeing you of any punitive time in purgatory. Limbo was for souls who never had the opportunity to be baptized into the roman catholic faith (for some reason, we were always told these were something called "pagan babies") and was neither a good or bad place... Kind of a holding area until god got around to deciding what to do with you. It was also a great rallying call for the nuns to try and get money from the kids. We were forever collecting green stamps, Mission macaroni bags, And Betty Crocker coupons to support the foreign missions in their work with the pagans. I think I personally owned 4 or 5 pagan babies one time. I'm not sure what ever became of them... I just paid my money and went along with the program. The nuns seemed to make religion so uncomplicated!!! The non-catholic school kids were called CCDers... I think that stood for "confraternity of christian doctrine" and they had to do the Saturday morning ritual and the 2 weeks in the summer. I seem to recall that it was usually the 1st 2 weeks of summer vacation, so while everyone else was out celebrating that special summer freedom... they were stuck in summer CCD. The interesting thing was that most of the CCD teachers were called "lay volunteers" and were usually some kid's parent... so most of the kids did not get that special experience of dealing with the personality and psyche of the nuns. I have literally dozens of nun stories but all of them can be summed up in one nun... Sister Aurelia Marie. Most of us simply called her Sister Ding Dong because of the dang bell she used to chase you around with and ring at you to get your attention. I think she was about 130 years old at the time and was one of the primary prime examples we all believed in "eternal life". She is probably still around a convent somewhere ringing that damn bell (except now she would be 180 years old). So, Tom, when you lament your lost Saturdays, just thank your lucky stars that you were born early enough to avoid the catholic grade school experience. I actually enjoyed and appreciate the education and experiences I had growing up at Christ the King school but I know of classmates who took the whole experience a little too literally and still carry psychological scars from those days. I myself have locked the really bad stuff way deep inside and prefer to dwell on the more humorous aspects of my religious upbringing. If I have offended anyone... Sorry, but my interpretation of a lot of the stuff we were subjected to was that it was pretty much on the zany side and if you can't laugh at it (just a bit) you take it all a bit too seriously and risk really being screwed up. I walk a fine line at times... -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI where I have 4 catholic churches, 2 catholic grade schools and a boys (brother rice) and a girls (Marion) catholic high school within 2 miles of my house. It IS true, you can run... but you can't hide... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Leona ECKERT ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally SHEERAN ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Seriously (well almost) Seeking your COLFAX vote! SPOKANE -- It's the final matchup of the season of Tom's Tailgate! For Week 9, you can either choose to send Tom Sherry to Coeur d'Alene to see the Lake City Timberwolves at the Coeur d'Alene Vikings, or to the Palouse where the Kettle Falls Bulldogs are coming into town to play the Bulldogs of Colfax. Tom Sherry and KREM 2 News will be at the winning game on Friday with food, fun, and even a $222 prize from local Toyota dealers for BOTH schools! Tom Sherry will announce the winning game during his Stormtracker 2 forecast Wednesday, October 27on KREM 2 News at 11. Click to Vote here! Vote early and vote often! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Keep the faith Again, thanks for all the calls and emails regarding Michelle. She had been in such a state when she gave me her prognosis she said three weeks instead of three months, which is what the Doctor told me last night... God Bless all of you who are going through trials and tribulations and thanks to Maren ('63 & 64) we can share them with each other. I guess Gus ('57) and Terry ('65) got together at the screening of his new slasher film... Gus was very kind about the acting other than Terry's... he said Terry was great. Of course he was... he's a Bomber! But right now we gotta Mom-Bomber-babe of a famous daughter havin' another birthday to celebrate in Bomberland... she changes her email so much it's hard for me to keep track of her so I always gotta go thru her sis Katie ('61).. so here ya go kiddo... best I can do is a Sandstorm HB... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sally SHEERAN Heath ('58) on October 26, 2010!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leona ECKERT Leahy ('65) Re: Christ the King School The school opened with grades one & two. I was grade one & brother Don ('64) was in second. Is hard to believe NO ONE from future class of '65 has submitted any pictures. Sad. [CK started with THREE grades... Donnie was in 3rd that year, you were in 2nd grade... I bet my sister, Tere ('65wb) can even tell you the name of the teacher you had that first year... Is she in this picture? Sr Vincent Mary? Click picture to see larger picture with a name on each nun. I was in FOURTH grade that year... which is how I managed to "escape" catholic school that year... and the next year when they added 4th grade and I was in 5th grade... Then the NEXT year, I was in 6th grade and the highest grade at CK that year was 5th... my dad convinced me that I WANTED to go back a grade so I could go to CK... that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. -Maren ('63 & '64)] -Leona ECKERT Leahy ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Bomber gatherings in Pullman-Moscow-Lewiston area? Hey, Gary BEHYMER ('64) & I have been Facebook communicating, and he mentioned that there are a lot of Bombers in the Pullman- Moscow-Lewiston area. That would include Lewiston, Clarkston, etc. (He is in Colfax, and I am about 18 miles east of Lewiston.) The closest Bomber gathering to us right now is Spokane which is 2.5 hours away. But if there are even a few in our area who would be interested in gathering luncheons, probably Id be willing to pull the "things" together... with Garys help. (Gary, that's what you get for encouraging me. J) [:-J means Tongue in Cheek smiley face - I'm not sure what a plain "J" means, but I saw the plain "J" in yesterday's Sandstorm, too. -Maren] So if you have interest... times/dates/location to be determined later... please e-mail me. Really hope we can make this start happening. There are great Bomber gatherings all over the place. Why not here? Hope to hear from you and even if you would be making the trip from elsewhere, you'd be welcome, of course. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Sylvia PLUMB ('56), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn SCHUCHART ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) Re: Holy Names Sisters To Maren, I absolutely loved the picture of the Holy Names Sisters. It is great to see all those wonderful nuns. I grew up in the United Protestant Church in Richland, but later became Catholic. We, in Kansas, have a large group of nuns and we have a yearly Sister Appreciation Dinner. My Dad always told us that there are two things you never discuss among friends: politics and religion, but I really needed to interject my thoughts about these wonderful sisters. -Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) ~ Derby, KS **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Your rendition of CCDers (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) on Saturday mornings and during the first two weeks in the summertime brought back mixed memories. No offense. But I was one of those outcast CCDers, and my experience was different than others. In the summer of '61 I voluntarily took in the two-week summer thing. On the second day the nun made a deal with our rowdy class. Either the familiar coloring book, or if we acted adult, something better. We also negotiated to be turned loose at noon, just in time to hit the pool down the street, in exchange for getting out of recess periods and lunch scheduled more for the younger kids. The rest of the deal was that we studied a little Congressional Hearing testimony (!) and especially read something called "Rerum Novarum" ("New Things"), penned by Pope Leo XIII in response to the threat of Communism and, in addition, the actual abuses of a free-wheeling kind of capitalism (read Dickens). We started to think about human rights as if human beings actually mattered. Leo wrote in 1891, nearly three decades before the Russian Revolution and seventy years of Cold War, which had something to do with our very own Richland history. One of the pope's ghost writers was a Cardinal Lavigerie (surely you have heard of him), who came out of Africa with first-hand experience with Islam and with what was left of the slave trade. I was fascinated by the notion that if it was ramped up, our "coloring book" stuff had something to do with actual history. The next year I and a friend (one of those "Protestants") were inspired to sneak into the Col- Hi (I say, "Col-Hi") library during regular school lunch hours to try to absorb the photo albums of Auschwitz, etc., taken on the day of their liberation. In addition to Rerum Novarum, there have been several dozen other such writings, mostly in response to the troubled European history of the twentieth century, including from an unlikely figure from behind the Iron Curtain, over a dozen by Pope John Paul II. Because of that first dunking by a nun whose name I never cared to jot down, I have looked most of these. They have helped me in my graduate work and beyond. In all of this there is something, finally, that calls for a religious response, and I as a CCD- outsider am thankful for this. During those two weeks in 1961 I had additional permission to show up late each morning so that I could take part in an extra credit early morning art class at Col-Hi. On one of our sunrise sketching outings the class got caught by a rare train on the Yakima River railroad bridge to Kennewick. We scrambled off with seconds to spare, but then back on the bridge we were overtaken by a second train only a few minutes later. A bit of angst for the art teacher (the 4'11" Mr. Knudsen). The sketch pads were scattered in the river below, but all of us were fast enough to gallop flawlessly over the ties a second time to the Kennewick side. All in all, that was for sure my happiest two weeks of high school adolescence. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Re: Christ the King After doing 5th grade at Jason Lee, My Mom had me do it again at Christ The King because [the next year] I would have been one grade ahead of the next [grade] to be started. The one great perk was November 1st was a Holy day of Obligation. No school. Aha, with my birthday being on Halloween, and no school the next day, we ran like rats far past the time when porch lights were turned off. This is for the CTKers: I wonder if Dominic Savio ever made it to Sainthood? The Nuns were pushing him pretty hard. As I recall he took the church's candle sticks and other valuables and threw them into a lake to keep them from the Natzies... and got shot for his effort. Well, I wore his badge pinned on my sweater for years. Later, -Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Margo COMPTON ('60), Irene de la BRETONNE ('61) Jim COYNE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May WANN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BERGAM ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) Had to laugh at Bob MATTSON's ('63 & '64) comment "ran like rats". This so describes our childhood when it was still safe to be out after dark running and playing. -Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene de la BRETONNE Hays ('61) To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) I, too, remember many wonderful art adventures with Tom Knudsen. But your memory of walking the railroad bridge is one of the best! Somehow I was able to spend 3 hours a day in art when I was a senior. How in the world did that happen!? I've since taught at Richland High School (Col Hi) and other places and never met a student who managed to spend half of her school day playing around with colors and water and paper. Under Mr. Knudsen's instruction I learned much and enjoyed it immensely. Last I saw him was when I visited him in Ashland, Oregon. He was teaching at Southern Oregon College. -Irene de la BRETONNE Hays ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim COYNE ('64) Re: Funny little note I remember I went to Christ the King... don't remember what grade but was asked not to come back for a second year. I remember my folks and I were asked to come to school for a meeting with (can't remember who it was with). But long story short: They didn't want me for another year. Parents weren't very happy but we all lived through it. Looking back I can't think of any reason they didn't want me back. I must have been something and didn't know it. I got a ruler on my hands a lot, broke a few of them, got sent down to the little kids' classroom and had to sit at their desk... now that had to look funny: me sitting there... because I wasn't very little. Anyway I made it to being a grandpa and telling grand kids what a nice guy I was... funny what comes to mind after all these years. -Jim COYNE ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tom TRACY ('55), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Gay EDWARDS ('64), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) To RHS Spudnut fans from "Confessions of a Spudnut ala Mode Devotee" The Great-Grandsons always want to hear the Spudnut Chronicle repeated... although their Moms only let me repeat it outside... it gets noisy... and has become addictive. I once overheard an old farmer talking to his kids... in a little shop off George Washington Way... He said, "Be careful where you bury old Cowboys"... and then told them about a tough, old Washington cowboy that trained his grandson to live a long life by dusting a "sprinkle" of gunpowder on his Breakfast Spudnut every morning. (loyal Cowboys, who watched western films at the Village Theater in Richland, ate at least one Spudnut every morning. (There was once a formula... one "sprinkled" Spudnut and 8 glasses of root beer a day keeps the doctor away... and the dentist in a Ferrari Coupe'). "The grandson sprinkled and ate a Spudnut every day to the age of 93 when he died. He left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren... and a 15- foot crater where the crematorium used to be." [at this point we pretend we're peeking into a deep hole] (Then we softly sing the chorus of: "Oh bury me not on the Lone Prairie, Where The coyotes howl and the wind blows free".)(The grand-daughters and my daughters-in-law do the eye roll when we get to the "Howl" part... cause we howl... it's now only allowed in the garage or taken outside... sometimes joined by neighboring dogs) "This old man further reminded the grandchildren that even old "drugstore" cowboys... and fresh Spudnuts can still make their mark in the world. "Many people suffer for not knowing there's nothing as nutritious as a Spudnut at Sunrise... or lunch... or just before bedtime... and sometimes with ice cream... excuse me while I go get a little Spudnut seasoning. I'll talk to you later... as soon as I find that little powder pouch... (desperately search in pockets)... guess I left it home under the couch." The kids laugh and remind the old man that he shouldn't smoke or get near the fireplace. ----------------------------------------- Reminder to RHS alums.. Since you can't Get Spudnuts everywhere.. get them from Richland... Next Day Air! I recently heard a rumor from another Spudnut fan who said, "Last time I took delivery, I noticed the UPS driver sniffing the package... I gave him a Spudnut sample... without telling him "you can't eat just one". He's all in now. I shoulda warned him... the only therapy available is at: The Spudnut Recovery Clinic (SRC) at 228 Williams Boulevard, in the Uptown Plaza, where friendly, Emergency Spudnut Therapists (EST's) will greet you and fill your prescription... In case it gets critical, its only a few blocks Northeast of Kadlec Medical Center. Although there is no known cure for Specific Spudnut Devotion (SSD), Nationwide investigators, Dunkin Donuts, The KrispyKreme Kremlins, Wal-Mart, and The Chinese Government is trying to find a genetic key that triggers the habit in the expanding SSD enthusiasts, fans, and aficionados. It is rumored that Martha Stewart has become addicted. Pillsbury spy chefs, pretending to be pie chefs, with puffed up chests, in puffy vests, are buying by the dozen, eating like frenzied halftime-tailgating fans out of Tupperware, pans and pots, in Uptown Plaza parking lots. One asked if he could cop a plea for amnesty and pay the Spudnut Family Entry Fee. You may notice one, next time you're there, in that wonderful Friendly, Spudnut Square. Bomber Cheers, -Tom TRACY ('55 whose great-grandchildren never let him near the fire... here in Boise where it's 62 and windy with a "sprinkling" of new snow on the mtn tops and Fall trees match New England's finest colors.) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) All this talk about of Our Lady of B-13, I-28, Reminded me of a story that Dick FICHTER ('62) told about sneaking into their gym one night to shoot some hoops. They were confronted by a janitor or someone with a modicum of authority. When asked, "What are you doing here", the always quick thinking Dick responded, "Its OK, we were given permission by Father Subpoena". Needless to say, the infidels were banished one more time. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gay EDWARDS ('64) Hello, my name is Gay Edwards, a 1964 graduate of RHS. Go Bombers!!! I am currently doing research on the Hanford site at North Richland and the John Ball School. I am particularly interested in any factual info on the location of John Ball School, especially the official address of the school. My family lived in North Richland for several years around 1948-1953. We lived in a trailer camp. Does anyone know how close the trailer camps were to John Ball? Does anyone have a map of North Richland showing the school and trailer camps? I only attended John Ball for one year, then transferred to Jason Lee. My Mother, Vera Edwards, taught PE at John Ball in the year 1948-49. Some of you will remember Mrs. Edwards. My bro, Rick EDWARDS ('62-RIP) attended the school for only a couple of years. Does anyone know how I would find the address of my own trailer home at N. Richland? Is any of this info still available? I know some of you are true history buffs about our Hanford Days. I moved from the Richland to Spokane when I was in college. So, I am pretty disconnected from this history. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might be able to fill me in on the above info, or anything else that you feel that I might find interesting. Vera [Mom] and I hope you are all doing amazingly well. Mom is now 90 years young and is as much fun as ever. She loves everyone, of course, and loves to talk about her career with her students in John Ball, Carmichael, Chief Jo, Spalding, and Hanford HS. Blessings and thanks for listening. Hope to hear from you soon. [A couple of links for ya Bombers will write you about this... -Maren] -Gay EDWARDS ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Please Vote As we approach election day... I was reminded of the importance of ALL of our votes in determining what kind of country we live in, Regardless of your political beliefs click to review the story. And make sure to exercise your rights next week!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI where we have more than our share of monetary issues to deal with this election. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55), Floyd MELTON ('57) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: John Ball To: Gay EDWARDS ('64) Gay, you will find some great pictures and stories within the two sites that Maren listed in yesterday's Sandstorm. I know you will find it all interesting and it should offer some great memories of that time to your mother. I attended John Ball in 1948/1949 school year while we were living in North Richland Trailer Camp at 807 "U" Street. I was in the sixth grade and had Mrs. Hensley for my teacher. My mother, Margaret Kirby, taught primary grades there for several years. Your mother was one of my favorite teachers, as the times when the weather was too inclement to go outdoors for recess or lunch, she would roll out the mats and a bunch of we girls would do "acrobatics" up and down the hall. Luckily, I had your mother for Speech when I was attending Carmichael in 1950-1952. She was a good inspiration. Believe it or not Gay, I used to babysit for you and Rick ('62-RIP) occasionally. Those were the good old days! Please give my regards to your mother and wish her continued health. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) To: Tom TRACY ('55) Great story Tom, one for the record books, and I do miss the Spudnuts and am tempted to take a trip to Richland and get my fill. I did have my son deliver some this past summer; he was in Richland and came visiting us here in Eugene. What a treat, I still remember the Uptown grand opening days for different stores and the Spudnut shop giving out free Spudnuts; Daryl JOHNS ('57) and I would see how many times we could go through the line without getting turned down. We would change shirts, mess up our hair and do all sorts of things to look different, well at least at that young age we thought we looked different. Great times, wonderful memories, and awesome taste buds. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A great day in Bomberville Well, I can't help Gay EDWARDS ('64) with John Ball school... I started at Jefferson, on to Spalding, then to Jason Lee, Chief Jo and Col-Hi... but along the way I shore became friends with a bunch of kids... I suppose I didn't like moving... don't recall tho now... my Pop was a trader... I think he wanted to try out several different models of home to see which he liked best... we had Ranch houses, "F" houses and... hmmmmm those are the only ones we actually lived in... So I guess he was partial to those two types... ended up buying one of the F's over at Stevens and Van Geisen... those were my formative years... 6th grad thru Col- Hi... by formative, I guess I mean the years girls were really involved... tho I must say that at Spalding, the years Rock 'n Roll came to be (it'll never die) I had a pretty good run with the girls... Patty Waters ('65wb), April SNOEBERGER ('65) (that one almost cost me my front teeth in 7th grade... made the mistake of dancing with her at Jr Hi-Spot... ), Cheryl WEAVER ('65) and Gretchen GRIFFEN ('65-RIP)... Gretchen and I would continue off and on till she moved to Pasco... I remember in 9th grade... we had some kind of last dance for the 9th graders... they did a snowball dance, which Terry DAVIS ('65) and Gretchen started... Terry chose some one else at the appropriate time and Gretchen chose me... that set Terry off... he hadda pull one of his "keep Rivers in his place" stunts that he would confess years later... I knew Brian JOHNSON ('65) forever from Richland Lutheran and the Birthday Boy, as well and Brian introduced me to Jerry ('64-RIP) and Johnny DEITZ ('66), the NEIL family (I'd later spend a great deal of time with Rick ('61))... Richard TWEDT ('64), Stanley Middleton ('63-'64-RIP)... I'd be engaged to Nancy ('67) Stan's little sis in years to come and we even went off to Ideeho to try and get married with Jack KEENEY ('65) as our "best man" only to find the whole town closed on the 4th of July or what ever holiday we chose to get hitched... so I guess I can say that those years at 1002 VanGeisen were pretty amazing... moved the Rock Garden in that yard every single summer... and though it all, I had a hero and friend in the Birthday Boy... I guess we all did... So Happy Birthday to Ray STEIN ('64 Number 10 in your program) on almost Nevada Day and almost Halloween... October 30, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/2010 ~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex DAVIS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob MATTSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Bomber publishes book My brother Gaynor DAWSON ('65) has published his first book of poetry. It is called, "Yesterday's Moon," -- a father's account in verse of growing up in the west. The poems cover growing up in Richland (we moved here in 1949 when he was 2 years old) and times spent in small towns and rural areas, hunting, fishing, hiking, ranching, and related subjects, and may be considered "cowboy" poetry. Some of the pieces feature brother Jeff DAWSON ('62), our dad, Grover Dawson (RIP), and assorted cousins and friends. Some are funny, others sad, thoughtful, patriotic, inspiring, beautiful, and philosophical. Some have been put to music by others and a few have been recorded and/or are being performed by folk artists. One poem is making the rounds of U.S. Air Force officers. In his day job Gaynor is an environmental engineer (Stanford '69) who contracts, manages, and consults on clean-up projects around the country and world. He lives in West Richland and runs a cattle ranch in Wallowa County, Oregon. The book is published by iUniverse but may be easily obtained from either or ... Some copies are available locally at Hastings and at Underground Adventures (it's a book store) on the GWWay side of Uptown Richland. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ~ our 50-year reunion was a BLAST!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) As opposed to His Eloquence, David RIVERS esq. ('65), I lack a credible reminder system of various and sundry post-it-notes, out of date calendars and smart phone reminder beeps and buzzes. I rely on good old fashioned memory cells, although some, or most, of them were deflowered by Kenny WRIGHT ('63) and his $6.00 a pint Popov Vodka, warm Oly and a year of Ba Mui Ba (with appropriate diacritical marks, which I think is what gave me the headaches). I always get kinda side tracked this time of year trying to remember if Marcia LUND's ('63) birthday is today or tomorrow or Jim MAULSBY's ('63-RIP) is likewise. Regardless, Happy Birthday to both Southend icons. What a great friend "Bat Man" was, and knowing that he has been joined by Pook SMITH ('63-RIP) and Dick PLOWS ('63-RIP) should make all our knees rattle when we think what they're planning for our arrivals. Marcia had stolen a piece of my heart by probably first grade and will no doubt be played by Snow White when our Southend movie is filmed. Happy 65th Birthday to two of Barth Avenue's finest. -Jimbeaux p.s. And now the Gold Medal Class of '63 has to sit around and wait for Don WINSTON to have a birthday, so we can all get the Early Bird Special together. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Halloween... I mean Birthday... Here we are... Nevada Day and Halloween... now I kin tell ya... back in school there was one kid boppin' the halls... you could look at this guy and KNOW yes know... he was NOT born on Christmas... not on the 4th of July... now I know this seems funny... but you could even tell he was not born on New Years eve or day... not even April Fool's Day... nope... one look at those big Buddy Holly glasses and you knew... this kid was born on Halloween... yup, that's our boy... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobbie "Tuna" MATTSON ('63 & '64) I'm so glad to call you my friend!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2010 ~ November, 2010