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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/01/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley PITTMAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris WILLIAMSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy MARSHALL ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Final Reminder Portland/Vancouver Lunch Social & Christmas Party PLEASE JOIN US!!! WHEN: Saturday - December 4, 2010 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are welcome. Please bring photos & yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. Bring a gift for the White Elephant exchange event. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. PLEASE RSVP to: Tom Hemphill ('62) -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Re: John BROWNE ('61) Here's a news article about John. Read all about it. Help if you can... we can all afford a prayer. Later, -Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Brad UPTON ('74) and Johnny Mathis I saw them both last year while they were in Sacramento. Went more to see Brad, but was totally amazed upon hearing Johnny Mathis sing. Sounds just like he did way back when. Re: My Greeting Cards website I now have a web site for selling my greeting cards. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA It's been really cold with frost, but not nearly like up in Washington from what I hear. No single digits for us here. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/02/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Gary Brehm sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52), Patti JONES ('60) Mike MURPHY ('61), Linda REINING ('64) Gary Brehm (KHS '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti SNIDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy RICE ('73) Cinnamon Bear - Listen on the internet 12/02 - The Ikaboos **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) December has been declared "Burt PIERARD ('59) is 70 Month". The birthday boy is holding up fine but naturally will require lots of tan liquid tonic to insure survival. Fortunately there are a few elite pubs in Richland that do accept medicare (as long as you pay for it!). Dr. Missy KEENEY ('59) will give prescriptions free of charge if you hum a pretty tune on key. -Dick PIERARD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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... OK if you don't. WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 2010 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Heading west from Richland on Van Giesen JD's is on the right side just two buildings from the river. Building with Maroon lettering says "JD Diner". TIME: Lots come around 12:30pm Luncheon time: 1pm. This helps the restaurant if they are crowded. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Invite family and friends. Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. We are almost at 5-1/2 years of gathering. Started June 2005. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland where the snow keeps lingering -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike MURPHY ('61) Re: John Browne ('61) John was critically injured in an accident Monday evening, November 29, near his home on Vashon Island, WA. He is currently in intensive care with serious internal injuries. Here is a link to the local newspaper story: There is a bank account set up for any donations you may wish to give to help defray the costs for John and Vicki. -Mike MURPHY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: John Browne ('61) Will keep John and family in prayers. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ cold in Bakersfield, CA and am loving it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm (KHS '64) My wife, Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65), was recently diagnosed with a fairly rare disease called Sarcoidosis. We are at the present time waiting for second opinion biopsies from the U of W Medical Center. Is there anyone that has this disease or knows someone with it that can give us further information. We are doing the waiting game of up to two weeks to get the results from the U of W back and are quite concerned about what this could mean for Marsha. Some people who have it, exhibit no effects whatsoever, and this is what we are hopeful for if Marsha does, in fact, have it. Thank you for any help and /or information you can give us concerning this multi-symptom disease. Your prayers would also be gratefully appreciated. -Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ~ Richland, where it's a white winter wonderland and more snow is expected tonight. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/03/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VINCENT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) Re: Club 40 DustStorm Fall/Winter Edition 2010 The New DustStorm will be to you soon and your Club 40 Editor, Marsha LAWELL Hathcox ('60), deserves a real big "Atta Girl" for her work putting it together. She did a beautiful job and the lay out was so much easier for all of us to fold. It was a great year for Club 40 and we owe so many thanks to Marsha. She and Connie DEAN O'Neil ('60) work so hard for this club. So when you get a chance, members, let them know. And a special thanks for all those members who turned out to fold, tape and address them. -Pete OVERDAHL ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show Our English Mastiff, Grand Champion Eximius Regal Shelby, has been invited to participate in the AKC/Eukanuba Dog Show this upcoming weekend. She earned the invitation by being the number 10 Mastiff in the US and by earning her Grand Championship. We are very proud of her and excited about participating in this prestigious dog show. Are there any other Bombers with dogs participating in the show? -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: The Dog and the Thanksgiving Rolls I don't believe I have ever shared a story that was sent to me by a friend. But this happened to a non-Bomber distant relative of mine last week ... and it's so funny, I just had to pass it along. It sure started my day off with laughter -- maybe some other Bombers could use the same!!! "We have a fox terrier by the name of Jasper. He came to us in the summer of 2001 from the fox terrier rescue program. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this type of adoption, imagine taking in a 10 year old child about whom you know nothing and committing to doing your best to be a good parent. Like a child, the dog came with his own idiosyncrasies. He will only sleep on the bed, on top of the covers, nuzzled as close to my face as he can get without actually performing a French kiss on me. Lest you think this is a bad case of 'no discipline,' I should tell you that Perry and I tried every means to break him of this habit including locking him in a separate bedroom for several nights. The new door cost over $200. But I digress. Five weeks ago we began remodeling our house. Although the cost of the project is downright obnoxious, it was 20 years overdue AND it got me out of cooking Thanksgiving for family, extended family, and a lot of friends that I like more than family most of the time. I was assigned the task of preparing 124 of my famous yeast dinner rolls for the two Thanksgiving feasts we did attend. I am still cursing the electrician for getting the new oven hooked up so quickly. It was the only appliance in the whole darn house that worked, thus the assignment. I made the decision to cook the rolls on Wed evening to reheat Thurs am. Since the kitchen was freshly painted, you can imagine the odor. Not wanting the rolls to smell like Sherwin Williams #586, I put the rolls on baking sheets and set them in the living room to rise for a few hours. Perry and I decided to go out to eat, returning in about an hour. The rolls were ready to go in the oven. It was 8:30 PM. When I went to the living room to retrieve the pans, much to my shock one whole pan of 12 rolls was empty. I called out to Jasper and my worst nightmare became a reality. He literally wobbled over to me. He looked like a combination of the Pillsbury dough boy and the Michelin Tire man wrapped up in fur. He groaned when he walked. I swear even his cheeks were bloated. I ran to the phone and called our vet. After a few seconds of uproarious laughter, he told me the dog would probably be OK, however, I needed to give him Pepto-Bismol every 2 hours for the rest of the night. Goodness only knows why I thought a dog would like Pepto- Bismol any more than my kids did when they were sick. Suffice it to say that by the time we went to bed the dog was black, white and pink. He was so bloated we had to lift him onto the bed for the night. We arose at 7:30 and as we always do first thing; put the dog out to relieve himself. Well, the dog was as drunk as a sailor on his first leave. He was running into walls, falling flat on his butt and most of the time when he was walking his front half was going one direction and the other half was either dragging the grass or headed 90 degrees in another direction. He couldn't lift his leg to pee, so he would just walk and pee at the same time. When he ran down the small incline in our back yard he couldn't stop himself and nearly ended up running into the fence. His pupils were dilated and he was as dizzy as a loon. I endured another few seconds of laughter from the vet (second call within 12 hours) before he explained that the yeast had fermented in his belly and that he was indeed drunk. He assured me that, not unlike most binges we humans go through, it would wear off after about 4 or 5 hours and to keep giving him Pepto Bismol. Afraid to leave him by himself in the house, Perry and I loaded him up and took him with us to my sister's house for the first Thanksgiving meal of the day. My sister lives outside of Muskogee on a ranch, (10 to 15 minute drive). Rolls firmly secured in the trunk (124 less 12) and drunk dog leaning from the back seat onto the console of the car between Perry and I, we took off. Now I know you probably don't believe that dogs burp, but believe me when I say that after eating a tray of risen unbaked yeast rolls, DOGS WILL BURP. These burps were pure Old Charter. They would have matched or beat any smell in a drunk tank at the police station. But that's not the worst of it. Now he was beginning to fart and they smelled like baked rolls. God strike me dead if I am not telling the truth! We endured this for the entire trip to Karen's, thankful she didn't live any further away than she did. Once Jasper was firmly placed in my sister's garage with the door locked, we finally sat down to enjoy our first Thanksgiving meal of the day. The dog was the topic of conversation all morning long and everyone made trips to the garage to witness my drunken dog, each returning with a tale of Jasper's latest endeavor to walk without running into something. Of course, as the old adage goes, 'what goes in must come out' and Jasper was no exception. Granted if it had been me that had eaten 12 risen, unbaked yeast rolls, you might as well have put a concrete block up my behind, but alas a dog's digestive system is quite different from yours or mine. I discovered this was a mixed blessing when we prepared to leave Karen's house. Having discovered his 'packages' on the garage floor, we loaded him up in the car so we could hose down the floor. This was another naive decision on our part. The blast of water from the hose hit the poop on the floor and the poop on the floor withstood the blast from the hose. It was like Portland cement beginning to set up and cure. We finally tried to remove it with a shovel. I (obviously no one else was going to offer their services) had to get on my hands and knees with a coarse brush to get the remnants off of the floor. And as if this wasn't degrading enough, the darn dog in his drunken state had walked through the poop and left paw prints all over the garage floor that had to be brushed too. Well, by this time the dog was sobering up nicely so we took him home and dropped him off before we left for our second Thanksgiving dinner at Perry's sister's house. I am happy to report that as of today (Monday after Thanksgiving) the dog is back to normal both in size and temperament. He has had a bath and is no longer tricolor. None the worse for wear I presume. I am also happy to report that just this evening I found 2 risen unbaked yeast rolls hidden inside my closet door. It appears he must have come to his senses after eating 10 of them but decided hiding 2 of them for later would not be a bad idea. Now, I'm doing research on the computer as to: 'How to clean unbaked dough from the carpet.' " All I can say is, I'm glad it wasn't MY dog!!!!! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, Idaho - snow and ice and rain and ice; I am tired of winter! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/04/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Mary TRIEM ('47), Richard ROBERTS ('49) Marilyn DeVINE ('52), Dwain MEFFORD ('56) Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michelle KAFENTZIS ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Marsha LAWELL Hathcox ('60) Please contact me at your convenience. I have some info for you. B.C.s to my former babysitting charge! -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: The Dog and the Thanksgiving Rolls (12/3 Sandstorm) Great Dog Story... we are sharing it with a lot of dog folks. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: The Dog and the Thanksgiving Rolls (12/3 Sandstorm) Lynn-Marie I couldn't help laughing out loud at this story. You're right: laughter is a great way to start the day!! Of course, my 2 mutts would NEVER do such a thing! (I would never have 124 rolls raising... those days, for me, are gone forever and I'm glad!) I have been appreciating so many of the entries these past months, just haven't responded. Happy Holidays to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in finally-warming-up Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwain MEFFORD ('56) To The Class of 1956. We have lost the best of us. Our friend and classmate Shirley DAVIS Lawrence-Berrey died tonight (Dec 3) in Parkersburg, WV. She lost a tough battle to cancer which was complicated by other illnesses. Her son Robert Lawrence-Berrey from Yakima and her daughter Ruth Beckwith from Tacoma and her daughter Julie Snow from Morgantown, WV were with her. Her sister Gloria DAVIS Tinder ('61) from Pullman arrived just minutes before the end. Shirley's husband, Dr. Robert Lawrence-Berrey, passed away five years ago. It will surprise none of you who knew Shirley that she lived a life of service to others. For many years she served as a full time unpaid staffer at the office of the American Red Cross in Parkersburg. The Red Cross recently named a new facility in her honor. Shirley also served on the board of The University of West Virginia Parkersburg. She also was very active in her church and served in leadership positions almost to the very end of her life. Several years ago after her husband had a second stroke and was confined to a nursing home, Shirley worked full time at his Pathology Lab. She kept it open as long as she could mainly to provide jobs for their employees. She often had to put some of her own money into the company to meet payroll. When it became obvious that it is not possible to operate a lab without a full time doctor Shirley began the orderly dissolution of that business and other ventures she and her husband. I asked her once why she didn't just sell a couple of rental houses she owned and avoid the head aches. She told be that the renters were nice people and that she did not want to disrupt their lives. That's our Shirley. She helped me during a very difficult time in my life and I will greatly miss her. -Dwain MEFFORD ('56) ~ Portland, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: The Dog and the Thanksgiving Rolls (12/3 Sandstorm) Lynn-Marie, Your story about the "dough-boy" terrier was one of the funniest stories I have read in an eon. The author is a very talented storyteller. She should share her story with the world. I am still giggling. Thank you for sharing. -Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA... lots of snow with intermittent sunshine. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jack LOCKWOOD ('49) ~ 3/1/31 - 11/26/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ NOT ~ 12/05/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janine RIGHTMIRE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art SNYDER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff FULCHER ('76) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/06/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Floyd MELTON ('57) David RIVERS ('65), Donna FREDETTE ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil GOFF ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha LAWELL ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lamont DeJONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda McKNIGHT ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Dog Stories This is a story we have told many times: Carol TYNER ('52) was preparing some snacks for a party; one of which was a good- sized, tasty cheese ball. She left it on the kitchen table and went about doing other preparations and upon her return the cheese ball was missing. Thinking it misplaced, she looked around the house and still no cheese ball. She looked under the table and much to her surprise there was Chelsea, our liver and white Springer Spaniel, with the cheese ball stuck in her mouth. Apparently she had jumped onto the table, clamped down on the huge cheese ball which then stuck in her mouth, jumped down and hid under the table not knowing what to do next. When Carol found her this way, her eyes were as big as saucers, knowing full well she was going to get the full brunt of mother's wrath! Actually, Carol laughed, retrieved the cheese, cleaned it off and served it to the guests when they arrived. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Marriages As I was sitting in my living room at 2am this morning, not being able to sleep, I began to wonder how many Bombers married another Bomber. I know I did and I know a lot of my friends did but it would be neat to know what the % has been over the years. [Can't tell you the percentage over the years, but I can tell you that I have 477 Bomber couples on the list that I keep. -Maren] -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Always playin' catchchup Or is it ketsup? Or catsup... sometimes I just don't know where my head is (not asking for any suggestions) I looked at my list before I left work... didn't I? I KNOW I sent a birthday card... even had lunch with John ('64) and her just the other day... and then I go and forget to send an HB to my sweetie, Janine RIGHTMIRE Corrado ('65) on the 5th... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh Ya know, sometimes outa the blue I get little messages from the Birthday boy from the class of '63 and his lovely lady... It is always nice to hear from them and I love surprises... specially those from Hoola Hoola land... He is one of my Big Kid heroes and I'm so lucky to be able to call him friend (and her)... We also got a Bomber-babe birthday on December 6, 2010... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lamont DeJONG ('63), Terry DeVINE ('52) and Linda McKNIGHT ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna FREDETTE ('65) Re: Cinnamon Bear To Maren, Thank you so much for putting a link to the Cinnamon Bear in the Sandstorm! You Rock! I had forgotten how to find it! Re: Bomber Birthday Happy Birthday to my wonderful friend Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65)! Kisses and Hugs!! Bomber Cheers!! -Donna FREDETTE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: The Dog and the Thanksgiving Rolls So glad so many Bombers enjoyed this story - both those who posted to the Sandstorm and those who wrote to me privately. Some folks seemed to misunderstand just a bit, and I wanted to make sure it was clear to everyone ... I did NOT write that story. It came from a distant relative by way of my sister-in- law. I would like to take credit for that fine piece of writing, but don't feel right about doing so. Still, glad that my having posted it means that not only Bombers are smiling and/or laughing over it, but that the story and its happy effects are moving outward, with so many of you now forwarding it on to other people. Smiling, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID where it got up to over 40 yesterday, then was clear last night, and is frozen hard this morning. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Something some may have noticed (in addition to the quotation marks Lynn-Marie had around the entire section that she did not write) was the fact that I had indented that same portion of her entry. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Shirley DAVIS Lawrence-Berrey ('56) ~ 2/16/37 - 12/3/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/07/2010 ~ PEARL HARBOR DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Patti JONES ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Roy BALLARD ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67), Sheila DAVIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOFF ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed BORASKY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOUSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SPEARS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karma KING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DAVIS ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Prostate/PSA information. While I have not had to worry about my personal PSA (2.2, 3 months ago) a friend of mine had an experience worth mentioning. He called me this afternoon regarding the following: About 3 weeks ago his PSA came up 11.5 from a previous 3.0. His doctor recommended an immediate biopsy. So last week he submitted to that process. Of course it was painless as he was out cold for the surgery. But he had a lot of pain and discomfort afterwards not to mention the 5 days of worry waiting for the diagnosis. It came in clean. No question, no cancer. So he went back to his doctor and asked why the difference. The doctor then proceeded to tell him the following: Within 48 hours before having a PSA test do not do heavy lifting, nor ride a bicycle or motorcycle, nor 1-3 hour stretches of hard work or exercise, and lastly no sex. Mike was furious for not having been warned about this. Supposedly most medical personnel know that the above activities can run up the PSA anywhere from 4 to 20 points. The day before his test Mike had ridden a 4 wheeler for 7 hours, shot a large moose and had dressed it, quartered it, drug it to the road, loaded it into the truck, unloaded it and hung it in his shed to cure it a bit before cutting it up, all by himself. He was totally beat the next day when he had the blood draw. But nobody had warned him. So perhaps male alums should keep this in mind before going for your blood draw if you are going to have the PSA level checked. For the last 10 years if I have had blood drawn for any reason I always asked them to have the PSA done even if it costs me a few $. I had heard something about this a couple of years ago but didn't pay any attention to it. I probably will next time. Hope this helps. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from home on a dark chilly night **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: Holiday Eating Tips 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... OK if you don't. WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 2010 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Heading west from Richland on Van Giesen JD's is on the right side just two buildings from the river. Building with Maroon lettering says "JD Diner". TIME: Lots come around 12:30pm Luncheon time: 1pm. This helps the restaurant if they are crowded. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Invite family and friends. Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. We are almost at 5-1/2 years of gathering. Started June 2005. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just want to wish a dear friend from my part of Richland, who has a big part in my memories of growing up in Richland, right from Spalding School thru Carmichael to graduation from Col-Hi and beyond... Cathy WOOD Stevens ('62), a very Happy Birthday [on 12/10], and I hope that you are warm as I hear it is quite cold in the Tri-Cities reaching up to Prosser, from me in very cold Indiana, where it dropped from 40 on Saturday noon down to 20 that night, and today it was 20 and is now 14 ... Stay warm, sledding doesn't even sound good to me in this cold... xox, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Mor-on the Cinnamon Bear Does anyone else recall the series in 1950 or so when the second-to-last episode was played on two consecutive days, and the concluding episode was not played at all? The Cinnamon Bear never got off the ice bridge to the North Pole. It was then I realized that even the story teller was not real. Growing up is so hard to do. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch & "white elephant" gift exchange We had another grand visit and some story telling at our lunch social on Saturday, Dec. 4th at Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver. Four of us were from the south end gang and we always have good stories about Lewis & Clark Elementary School and the Rose Bowl. No matter where you grew up in town in the early years, there are lots of memories of neighborhood events and the extended family atmosphere. We all agree that we were blessed to have grown up in Richland. Our Saturday Lunch gang included Doug GUINN ('62), Linda Guinn (spouse), Jan RUCKER Meyer (55), Larry MATTINGLY (60), Don ANDREWS ('67), Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen (60), Todd OMEALY (62), Cindy OMealy (spouse), Linda Hemphill (spouse), and Tommy HEMPHILL (62). My wife, Linda, always chuckles when my old friends call me Tommy. We enjoyed a simple "white elephant" gift exchange as well as many good conversations. Thanks all for joining us and please have a very Merry Christmas. We will see you all next year. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: A Different Christmas Poem via: John ADKINS ('62) -Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: I'll take the Hall Passes now. We're in the middle twenties for attendees at this year's Twenty Sometingth Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching, Caroling and Chowder Christmas Gala and Red Sweater Cotillion in Olympia this Saturday, the 11th of December. Here are the particulars. We'll muster as always at 10:00am for the requisite hugging and mugging as perfected to an art form by our own Freddie SCHAFER ('63-RIP). Fred was a veritable virtuoso of the hug. He had more hugs than Kenny WRIGHT ('63) had fake IDs and we should stand proud in knowing that his artistry is appreciated and displayed at such a high level and will be recorded this year for prosperity by Luigi HANTHORN ('63) and his "skinny lens" Nikon. Let me know if you haven't let me know that you know you are coming. This just might be the year the Frank "The Alibi King" WHITESIDE ('63) is dethroned. There are some beauts out there not limited to Mediterranean Cruises, Second Summer trips to New Zealand and Gout. It's a little late in the year for him to pull out the Hurricane card, but I'm confident he's got a "Stradivarius" to knock us all out at the last minute. -jimbeaux p.s. You notice I didn't bring up Rob HILL's ('63) and his ubequious Pendleton shirt, just because he forgot my Birthday again this year. I'm a bigger man than that. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm awful at being a B-ball announcer But I can wish birthdays with the best of 'em. Well I did miss Patty SNIDER ('65) on the second but hey... I'm human (again... not seeking any comment)... and I'll admit I did get a little confused yesterday with Terry DeVINE's ('52) b-day and thought I had just wished "Em" ('52) an HB just the other day... but then I wuz borned confused so the only thing I can do is go up in that department... But I do not ever forget these two Bombers' b-days (tho I have to admit I never forgot Janine's ('65) before either... but I didn't forget... just forgot to send a message) so I guess there's always a chance... These two guys make me look up when I talk to them so I can certainly say I look up to both of them... they share a birthday with my ol pal Bo Belinsky... Bo had a great story about meeting Gene CONLEY ('48) and Wilt the Stilt at the same time... Bo wasn't a short guy by any means... but he said he felt like a twig between two redwoods when he met those two... that's kinda how I look when I'm with the B-day boyz... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Number 32, Jim HOUSE ('63) and Jerry SPEARS ('64) on December 7th 2010 a date which is just too cool for school for these two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Looking for Nurses Dear Bomber Nurses RN & LPNs; I am working for a company that is taking care of our Hanford people that have contacted cancer or any other life threatening disease caused from working at Hanford. The pay is excellent and you get paid mileage. If interested please contact me at the email above. Thank You Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sheila DAVIS Galloway ('71) Happy birthday to Mike DAVIS ('74). December 7... WOW -Sheila DAVIS Galloway ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/08/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Rosalie LANSING ('63), Rick MADDY ('67) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Vic MARSHALL ('71) Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bernie QUALHEIM ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita CLEAVER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol FORSYTHE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHADE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bethany HAGAN ('00) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Hello my dear friends Many of you know that I had my 6th brain surgery this August. This was a duzzy, and to tell the truth there were several days I wished I could go to sleep and not have to fight through the long recovery. This last Friday I woke up like the old me, yes my doctors changed around a couple drugs. Boy what a delight for me and my long endering husband. We are getting used to Florida... do enjoy the warmer winters... However we are west coasters, so one day when work and money come together and give us freedom we will come back home. Have a lovely and heavenly blessed xmas and thank God for all my praying and loving Bomber family. See you all this summer. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Names They Called Me To: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Tom, Your post yesterday struck a moment with names. (re: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62). My wife, Linda, always chuckles when my old friends call me Tommy.) I pulled into Rick WARFORD's ('65) place on Alki awhile back for a visit. Walked into a 'school year is out' party with all of WARFORD's co-workers... grade school teachers. Most were on the patio including WARFORD. I poked my face out the slider and said, "Rick, you got a beer?" He introduced me. "Yea, Maddy, in the fridge." These teachers all looking at me, then Rick. One of them said, "Hey, Richard, he called you Rick?" WARFORD tells them that most of his friends who have known him a long time call him Rick. One of the male teachers looks at WARFORD and says, "I've known you for, what, twenty-five plus years, Richard!?" Anyway, I thought it was funny and I can relate to your wife's chuckle. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Bomber shared housing? As a result of Pam EHINGER Edinger's ('67) post in the 12/7 Sandstorm (looking for nurses to care for Hanford employees who have contracted cancer, etc), I may be working in the Richland area soon -- say by mid-January. However, I do not plan to give up my farm place in western Idaho. Consequently I will be looking for inexpensive housing in the Richland area - and Wilson (my brilliant, loving and well-behaved) Royal Standard Poodle will be coming with me. I had the thought that there might be a Bomber (or Bomber friend) who would be interested in shared housing. I don't smoke or do drugs. I drink wine with dinner. I am neat, tidy, and unobtrusive. And I would only be there three nights a week most weeks. I am looking for comfortable, peaceful environs. Doesn't have to be fancy. Just clean, comfortable and quiet. Do need a fenced yard (for Wilson - although he would travel with me throughout the day, and not be left home alone.) Do need internet access, but I would be willing to pay to have it installed and pay the monthly fee, if my (potential) housemate doesn't have or need internet. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: This week Birthdays I have been somewhat discombobulated this week... blame it on the season, I guess. I missed recognizing the birthday of a very special friend on Sunday [12/5]. Sorry, I neglected to recognize you Art SNYDER ('71). I think Art was one of the first people I met and became friendly with at Col-Hi. By the time we all graduated, we were all great friends but when we first got to high school, it was more an US (Carmichael) vs. THEM (Chief Jo) sort of thing. I remember having Art in class and finding out that the folks from Chief Jo did not all have 3 heads and spout fire. Actually, I think I was pretty good friends with little Ronny BRUNKE ('71) by then, so was probably ok with Chief Jo people by then, But Art was lean and tall and had a pretty cool Chevy Impala we took to Zip's on breaks. I hear from Art a couple of times a year. I think he still lives in Walla Walla but I dont think he ever became a Blue Devil (unlike the lovely Judy STEIN ('71)). I hope you had a great Birthday, Art and remember to send me those Chief Jo annuals when you get a chance. Speaking of Chief Jo... today, Wednesday, December 8th just happens to be the birthday of one of the most major babes to ever grace the halls of Chief Jo... Happy Birthday to Toni SHADE Little ('72)!!! Toni remains one of the nicest people I ever met growing up and I consider her a lifelong friend. Toni recently moved from Utah to beautiful Hershey, PA. I think she is suffering just a bit of culture shock. I met Toni at the "Big Pool" in Richland and was probably infatuated from the start. I remember feeling I was the luckiest guy in the world when Toni agreed to be my date for Homecoming my junior year. The fact that none of her sophomore classmates could drive at the time probably contributed to her willingness to be my date but I really did not care... the fact that I was with the prettiest girl in the entire universe was pretty special. Of course, she came to her senses a little later on and Jim QUALHEIM ('70) out Upper-classed... (make that simply OUTclassed) me but it was a great week in October of 1970. I also went on to find that more than one of the prettiest girls in the Universe lived in Richland but that is another story. AND I went to a real restaurant (Pasco Red Lion) and ate Lobster for the 1st time. Being one of 8 kids, eating out was not something we did (except for Chinese) and so the restaurant experience was pretty cool. Thanks for the great memories, Toni and hope you are doing well in your new home!! All for now... need to try and get the rest of my outdoor Christmas "stuff" done before Thursday... we have been seeing flurries but they are predicting a pretty good snowfall for Thursday night. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI going to dinner at the Eagle Tavern at Greenfield Village this week... pretty magical place during the holidays **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Nancy HARVILLE ('71) Birthday on 12/7 Happy belated birthday to one of the kindest girls I know! -Peggy ADAIR ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Tom ALLEN ('52) ~ 1934 - 11/24/2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/09/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth MILES ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Doctor Zhivago If there are any Doctor Zhivago fans out there you would be interested to know that their is an 8 hour Russian version with English subtitles. I finished watching it last night and it is excellent. Some movie reviewers in Russia were disappointed with the 1965 version starring Omar Shariff and Julie Christy because they felt it zeroed in on the love story and not enough on the history of Russia during the period of 1905 to 1930. In this version, the love story is prominent but the viewer gets a better sense of the history. The movie is filmed in Russia while the earlier one was filmed in Finland and other countries. In my opinion, this makes the movie more authentic. I ordered the movie through -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) To: Jimbeauxalaya Hamilton ('63) Hey, Bro, my excuses for missing your Christmas gala are all legit!! Hmmmm... speaking of excuses, as I recall, I got NO response to my humble invite to park your OscarMayermobile in my driveway! You could haul the whole crew down here, but noooo, you gotta hold your Christmas gig within 30 minutes of your front door! I think the "gout" must have been in a previous life. But I promise, I'll make it when my private jet is repaired. And if that gets delayed, I'll bring the yacht through the Panama Canal and make a stop on my way to North Korea. Barring that, I'll hitch a ride with the Saints when they head that way to play the Seagulls! -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Down where the gators in the ponds finally went into hibernation. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) To: All Bombers everywhere: There are a number of Bombers who are fans of my three historical novels that form the Angel Trilogy. I am proud to announce the appearance of my latest historical novel! "Light on a Distant Hill" is now available for order. Here is a brief synopsis: In 1876, sixteen-year old mail-order bride Ellen O'Hara sets off westward from Salina, KS to meet her husband-to- be, a cavalry officer stationed at Fort Walla Walla in Washington Territory. But en route, her party is attacked by Indians near Elko, NV. Badly wounded, she wanders off into the wilderness and disappears. She will emerge two years later, older than her age and wiser than her years, having been shaped and burnished in one of the great tragedies in American history. And now she is torn between two worldsand two men. One clings desperately to the hope that she is alive. The other would have considered her a mortal enemyuntil he met her. As fond as I am of the previous three novels, I'm really excited about this one, and regard it as a breakthrough. I'm sure that those of you who have read the previous novels and loved them will love this one too. For those who haven't, I encourage you to try this one. To order, send $18.50 for each book ($16.00 for the book and $2.50 shipping) to Bill Scott, 368 Butterfly Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. Make checks payable to Angel Books. I will collect orders for the first shipment through December 20th, then place the order with my publisher. Alas, pre-Christmas delivery will not be possible (I just couldn't get the book done it time). If you have any questions, please email me, and I will respond immediately. Looking forward to hearing from you! -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'Twas sometime before Christmas And I'm trying to get ready but it gets so rushed at this time of year... Christmas time... yes Christmas... that's what I said... I was so glad to hear from dear Rosalie ('63) the other day and hear that she is doing better... I haven't called in a while because I didn't want to bother her... and Jimbeaux ('63) does a great job of keeping us up to date... Couldn't resist writing today after seeing Rosalie's post (and learning that my Christmas card list is more out of date than I realized... caught Rodney BREWER's ('65) after I gave it to the receptionist to mail thank goodness...)... MADDY's ('67) post made me laugh out loud... I am always amazed to hear Ricky WARFORD ('65) called "Richard"... I always called him "Buell"... his middle name... he always called me "Dave"... the only close friend who called me that... he now calls me David... not sure when he started... been feeling a little down having to miss the Twenty Something Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching, Caroling and Chowder Christmas Gala and Red Sweater Cotillion... I finally said I'd make it this year cold or no cold... freezing or no freezing... electricity or no electricity in my brand new green jammies with the gold lettering Mary Lou ('63) and Ellen ('63) gave me this past summer... I could probably wear nothing else and stay nice and warm... duty calls and I'll be playing nurse but I'll be there in spirit... and I will not make any excuses from last year on... (it's not an excuse this year... it is a labor of love to my closest friend in the whole wide world)... so I sure hope that all of you are enjoying this Christmas time and remember just how loved we all are. We have the coolest famblie in the world... the Bomber famblie (always remember the look on the faces of HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and DAVIS ('65) at my Dad's funeral years ago when the Governor of Nevada walked up to the three of us and said how good it was to see Bombers in the room)... We are the Bombers... mighty mighty... -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Elizabeth Edwards, the former wife of a lowlife coward (former senator John Edwards) died from cancer Tuesday Dec. 7th. I know this does not really effect any of us who were Bombers however I felt she was a very courageous woman to have withstood what she did from his actions. I know many women have faced cancer alone due to jerks who leave them but she was one who brought it to the attention of the entire country. Her actions made many aware. On another subject, those of us who are vets from any time and have been able to adjust to the normal world in some capacity please take time to say something to or help some of out young men and women coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan. These vets are having a hard time with it. We had another "suicide by cop" a week ago by a young vet only 22 or 23 years old. Our Point Man International organization is seeing this all over the country. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/10/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), David PUGH ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry WERSEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff MICHAEL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta JENSEN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary VALLELY ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) You insult seagulls everywhere by referring to the semi-pro football team that plays in Seattle. They are the seaslugs and don ju forgit it. Besides, as we all know the Huskies were the original pro team in the area. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in soggy Mount Angel, OR wondering if the rain will let up enough to be able to cook the pre-Christmas ham on the Traeger. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David PUGH ('62) If anyone out there knows the e-mail address for Linda LESTER ('62), I'd really like to get in touch with her. Muchas thanksalotus. -David PUGH ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: More Birthdays Well, I'm trying to do this on another computer so I hope it works... think I'll keep it kinda short so I don't goof it up... We got three '65ers and a big kid... A bomber-babe between three thorns... guess that doesn't work as well as the rose thing... I used to walk to school at Spalding with one of these kids, known the babe for a way long time... miss one a these guys like crazy and dated two of the big kid's sisters... yup... we Bombers do live intertwined lives don't we... Also danced to the Big Kid's music a whole lotta dances... so before I push the wrong button on this thing that doesn't use a mouse... I'm gonna wish Loretta JENSEN ('65), Jeff MICHAEL ('65), Mike BOTU ('65-RIP) and Larry WERSEN ('63) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on December 10, 2010! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/11/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim YOUNT ('61), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Don ANDREWS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WILLIAMSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim QUALHEIM ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim YOUNT ('61) Re: John BROWNE's ('61) condition I know that there is a lot of interest in John's condition and recovery progress after his accident. Mary Mike was able to talk with him last night at Tacoma General. I've posted a page here: that summarizes what we know, and contains links to newspaper articles (both local and PI quotes), plus some background on John himself. The most often quoted line I found was: "John Browne is a well-known and much-admired Delta blues singer and guitar-player" from many different sources. His community certainly supports and loves him. If/when you get later information about John, please send it on, and I'll post it on the site. Several benefits are planned (mentioned in the article) to help John and Vicki get through the huge stack of medical bills. -Jim YOUNT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Toxic Soil Shows Rigors of Nuclear Cleanup -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), I am glad you cleared up the pro football thing concerning the Sea Chickens and the Huskies but you failed to mention the current #1 Pro football team on the west coast. That would be the best team Phil Knight can buy but you would think he would want to rename them, the "DUCKS" really. They have a staff to rival any Broadway show to keep track of their wardrobe. They must have at least 10 different helmets not to mention their uniform selection. The good thing coming out of their success is the money they bring to the Pac 12. Go Cougs!!!!! -Don ANDREWS ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/12/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Dave HANTHORN ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet MARTIN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Burt PIERARD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky ALEXANDER ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lanette POWELL ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Don ANDREWS ('67) Anything to help you younger folks get a feel for history. As for me, if it is south of Corvallis, who cares! But, seriously, folks, no wonder Oregon's athletic budget is out of control. And what's with the "wings" on the shoulders. By the way, who is that team the Cougs beat in basketball last night? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in getting-soggier-by-the- minute Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: The '63 Marching, Caroling,and Chowder Christmas Gala Here's the photos from this year's event. After too much talk about "fat" lenses and "skinny" lenses, it finally dawned on me that the real problem was the "format" of the photos themselves. So here are the photos in the proper "format" to be viewed on a "widescreen" monitor. I will follow with an email with the photos in the proper "format to be viewed on a "fullscreen" monitor. -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from soggy Mercer Island where the "Pineapple Express" out of Hawaii has left us soaking wet. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: GMC63MCCS Christmas Party and Red Sweater Cotillion Now that the ballots have all been counted, The twentysomethingth GMC63MCCS Christmas Party and Red Sweater Cotillion has been given 44 thumbs up. A huge muchas graciasses to Mary Margaret and Brother Leo for finding our best venue to date and one that we all hope will allow us to return. Cecelia BENNETT ('65) received the Kid Sister Award for channeling ECB3. Mary Lou again garnered the most miles award, I mean having traveling the furthest. First timer Dave SIMPSON and his wife Linda will probably come back, which in itself is a statement to our maturity, decorum and deportment. Frank WHITESIDE's predictable "fill in the blanks alibi", used crocodile, sick old hound dog and bad muffaletta instead of hurricane, pestilence and cleaning up after the cat. LaMont was given a pardon for his flooded kitchen and we had several RSVPs who didn't. So until Saturday the 10th of December 2011 we'll only have Luigi HANTHORN's photographs to remind us of our time together. We'll be adding a couple of extra chairs for next year in the hopes that Bill WILSON will be joining us. Semper Bomberus, jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: KJR Seattle Channel 95! Just walked in the house from listing to a CD of Pat O'Day from '65 or '66... it was Boeing's 50th anniversary... dunno where I got the CD... prolly Rhino... been talking to the chowdering red sweater gang ('63) and getting weather updates on what I'm missing... korse it was about 70 here today... couldn't even wear a sweatshirt today... I was ohhhhh so anticipating sloshing in the rain and the snow this weekend... rats rats rats... poor me poor me (feeling sorry yet????) Today (December 12, 2010) is a reel 'portant birthday... my Uncle... korse he's only been my uncle for 10 years... but hey... that's what being a Bomber is all about... so here ya go HAPPY BIRTHDAY Burt PIERARD ('59)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: John BROWNE ('61) mailing address? Since John is leaving the hospital soon (per the link posted in the 12/11 Sandstorm:, does anyone have an address to which I can mail a card ... perhaps in c/o his kids? I understand that is where he is going next for recuperation. I would really like to write to him, although I have never met him. However, when Harlan FOOTE ('61-RIP) was dying early in 2010, John posted some great stuff to Harlan's Caring Bridge site, and also sent me some e-mail treasures. So John came to be a treasured person in my heart, and I would like to let him know that - as well as send him some encouragement. Re: Doggie arrangements in Tri-Cities A few days ago I posted a note saying that it looks like I will be working part of each month (maybe every other week, or a few days each week) in the Richland area, beginning in mid-January to early February. I stated that I was looking for shared housing for myself and my dog, Wilson. Well, as it turns out, the company for which I will be working will be housing me at LaQuinta Inn in Kennewick, which allows pets. However, I obviously can't leave Wilson locked in the room all day, and until I become more familiar with the job, I really don't want to take him with me in the car throughout the day, either. I am looking for someone who is a dog lover, who would welcome my beautiful, intelligent, loving, fun "understands-his-place" (i.e. knows that he is NOT alpha to human beings) neutered Standard Male Poodle (non foo-foo type!!!). I need a doggie- sitter situation for the days I am there. It needs to be a home with a fenced yard, and he needs to be welcome in the house. (Poodles don't have fur, they have hair. So they are not only hypoallergenic, but also need more protection from cold than furry dogs do.) Wilson is sociable and happy and playful - but mellow, too. Likes to go outside to explore, then come inside and flop down for naps. (I'll bring his nap bed.) The perfect dog for training as a therapy dog (which is where I am headed with him over next 2-3 years). At 6.5 months, he is 70 pounds, so he will be quite big. But he doesn't jump on people - and if he DOES start to make a move in that direction, he responds immediately to "OFF!" Not a biter or a growler. SO, if you or someone you know and trust would be interested in dog-sitting somewhere between about 8 and 15 days a month, please contact me ASAP. I would want to bring Wilson up in advance to see if it's a fit between you and him - from both sides. And we could figure out appropriate pay. Also, if you know of a good pet sitting service, please contact me with that info, too. Need to get this ball rolling ASAP! Thanks! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/13/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim YOUNT ('61), Jeanie WALSH ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DAME ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HYLBAK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HEDGES ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim YOUNT ('61) Re: John BROWNE ('61) update John is now staying with son Nigel on Vashon to complete his recovery. He has a lap top to use; you can send cards and such to his home address: 20929 111th Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070. John's friends and neighbors have set up a "John Browne forum" on Yahoo! groups that anyone can join. Through that, I've learned that John has a support group that staggers the mind. I guess it's a well-lived life that prompts so much love. I've opened John's page on the reunion site: for comments a big thanks to John EHLERS ('61) for a great comment yesterday. Please add your comments to his page. Re: An additional note on John BROWNE ('61) Having a great day today, doing more background on John. From March 6, 2009 "Vashon Island Events": "When I first heard John Browne play, I thought now there's a guy who really knows how to play the blues. He's the real thing; he and Ricker both are very expressive masters of the blues," says Castle of his fellow players. "They are historians of this type of music and play a lot; they're both true storytellers. Seattle native and Vashon resident for 25 years, John Browne has played guitar since his teens and picked up the harmonica in the mid-1960s. He lived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district in 1966-67, and played with a jug band called pH Factor. The group's first paid gig was held at the Matrix where they opened for famous country blues guitarist, Lightnin' Hopkins. Experiencing the psychedelic moment, they toured with Big Brother and the Holding Company and opened for The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger, the Byrds, Mothers of Invention, Lenny Bruce and Jefferson Airplane. Their band, pH Factor, according to Browne, played 20s and 30s street music, a combination of jazz, blues and social protest songs. "It was culturally relevant and a lot of fun," he says. Browne says they recorded an album, but before it was released, the record company was sold along with all its media property. A decade later, the album was released in England and coined as an example of the San Francisco sound in the 1960's.' Browne has one of the few copies. After dropping out of the high energy San Francisco music scene, Browne moved to the Oregon coast where he lived without electricity, started a garden and raised a family. A man of many talents, Browne has driven metro buses, worked as logger, commercial fisherman and for many years helped run Wax Orchard farm. He and his wife Vicki now own Judd Creek Nursery, specializing in native plants. For the upcoming show, he plans to play some of the Memphis Jug Band tunes, some Gus Cannon and some original music. "I've written enough music to fill an evening myself," he says. His guitar, harmonica and seasoned blues voice brings authority and generosity of spirit to every tune. Browne is a Vashon classic and rarely plays publicly these days. But he has been working on a CD and may have one available for this performance." -Jim YOUNT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: Gold Medal Class Wow! What a great looking gaggle of geese!... Need I say more? -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal class of '63) Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Library where we will be celebrating President Reagan's birthday all year long in 2011 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: great hair Came home and fell asleep... and jumped up in the middle of the night... I was a tossin' and turnin'...cuz I almost missed my favorite majorette's b-day...'HAPPY BIRTHDAY Connie DAME ('65) on December 13, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/14/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Bill BERLIN ('56) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick McCOY ('45, '46, '02) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole NOVOTNY ('58) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick COATES & Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike RICE ('60) & Donna BOWERS ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, the ol' propeller beanie gets a work out today. First we have a tip to the proto-Bomber, somewhat confused Bronc/Beaver and reputed to be older than dirt. There are those who claim he was in the First graduating class, but no one is certain as to which school. On the plus side he has made it this far, which has beaten the odds given in Vegas. Way to go Dick McCOY (of which ever class you choose). And here's another tip to the happy couple of '52 Dick COATES and Kay MITCHELL Coates on surviving together for yet another year. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR waiting for the next monsoon wave to arrive. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Blue Christmas - with A New Classic Addition When Elvis was really "The King" - Martina McBride was digitally dropped into this track in 2008... She appears approximately one minute into to video ... Excellent!! This should be shared. -Bill BERLIN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Maren Re: thinking the Sandstorm is Spam and having a "content block" Guess that is why I am not receiving it... hope you are able to resolve it, soon. miss having the Sandstorm in my "inbox" every morning. creature of habit, I don't like going to the web site to read it... just doesn't seem the same as having it "delivered to my home". *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA... cooler temps, but no rain, which we so badly need... latest scope was clear, so things are all good... much to be thankful for... am very blessed. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Jingle bells traa laa laa Chowder Gala Well, Jimbeaux ('63) has called in the results and the pictures are in to prove the point... Woulda loved to have seen Dave SIMPSON ('63) in a set of the custom made jammies, but Kippy Lou ('62) and the goils all looked really great in theirs... I gotta say that Picture number 8 in Brother HANTHORN's ('63) set in the Sandstorm (12/12) was just perfect... I KNEW Jimbeaux was the perfect selection to play "How I turned into my father" kinda like the old Saturday Night Live skit... if that shot isn't some old codger father of somebody's, I don't know what is... in picture number 19 you'll see the best grench, by Dave SIMPSON that I've seen in quite a while... I do hafta thank Pitts ('63) for wearing that great shirt... first it's a great shirt... second it made it impossible for Dave H. to stick in last years pix for the current ones just to make it look like he took more... I did notice too that Dave has a way of capturing the entire subject... I think I mentioned to ML ('63) on the phone that Freddie's ('63-RIP) shots always cut the subject off at the neck so you had a 50/50 chance of figuring out who was in the picture depending on which part he got in the shot... Congrats to the Chowder Crew for another great event... Hope LaMont and Carolyn ('63) managed to get the mess cleaned up... and Cecilia ('65) next year "I forgot my good camera" is not an excuse!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jim BAALMAN ('62) ~ 1944 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/15/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jim JENSEN ('50), Rosalie LANSING ('63) Charlotte NUGENT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Donna FREDETTE ('65), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy STAMPER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SMITH ('58wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: David RODRIGUEZ ('69) & Linda BAROTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Aged 39-1/2 and Counting? To: Dick McCOY ('45, '46, & '02) Many happy returns to the Senior Statesman of all things Richlandish and Mighty Contributor to the essence of Bomberism. Your footprints and evidence of your sincere labors are everywhere - including in our hearts. -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Weather We came down here [Florida] thinking we would be warm mostly all the time. The last two weeks have been darn cold, especially this morning 29 and the wind blowing off the bay. Would have thought I was in the Green Bay area. Good thing I threw in my long down coat because I am a good mommy and I take my two furry little boys for 2 long walks every day. We have West Highland White Terriers. What happy little friends they are. Burr, come back normal 70s. I so enjoyed the pictures of the '63 party. What a handsome group. Good to see David and Kippy too. I can hardly wait until the next get together. You see I am really hug starved, I need a big hug from Jimbeaux, and David and about a hundred others. Plus I really need to squeeze my big brother Craig ('62) who has his 67th on the 23rd. Geez were did those years go? All 200+ of my Christmas cards are out. My goodness what a huge job... and with postage it's a little spendy. Oh well what's money for? -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Charlotte NUGENT ('64) Life seems to be a little bit crazier when the Alumni Sandstorm is considered spam!!! We are having a VERY white December in western New York. I hope all of you are able to enjoy the holiday season and thanks to all of you for sharing your Richland memories. This has been a special year for me since I have been able to get to know so many of you better through Facebook. It just continues to reinforce what a wonderful group graduated from our school. -Charlotte NUGENT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Joooooooooohn... Marsha... Oh John... Marsha... Did I give myself away with that lead-in? Prolly... one of my faaaaaaaavorite '65er Bomber-babes is havin' a nuther b-day... they sure do come around more often these dayz... I was thinkin' (amazing ain't it) the other day about my being 64 years old... Then I think back to Jefferson where I first knew the b-day girl... then I think of her in Jr Hi and hi School... I think of Ricky (Richard) ('65) and me sitting on the curb in front of Mac Hall with our heads in our hands and just mumbling how we blew it by grageating... Of going to take the ACT test and Tony ('65) not telling me I hadda sign up for it and having to wait for everyone else to finish... And the day Fred MILTON ('66) looked me in the eye back in '65 and said he couldn't go job hunting with me any more cuz I'd never get a job as long as we went together and being so shocked... I think of that big ol nasty rocket hitting next to me and sending me flying thru the air... and then me getting up and seemingly hardly being hurt at all (of course most of these things have one thing in common... I couldn't have been a very bright boy...)... of all the things in between and how in '63 the big kids were so much older and mature than we were and how we never caught up but only realized they were just like us but we couldn't see it... and how even if I spill my milk they let me sit with them... at least the ones that aren't in the way of the spilt milk do anyway... I think of all these things and then I look at my friends like the b-day girl and I think they haven't changed at all in my eyes (well, OK that big fat liar HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) did get a little bald)... she is every bit as lovely as she was back then... I get goose bumps just having all my Bomber friends... I know the b-day girl knows we are all praying for her and a swift recovery and how much we all love and cherish her... and I just gotta say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marsha GOSLIN ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna FREDETTE ('65) Re: Elvis To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Thank you so much for sharing that video of Elvis and Martina. That is so good. I was dying (as usual) when I saw Elvis singing!!!!! They really did a good job with that one! Bomber Cheers! -Donna FREDETTE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) The excellent video of Elvis & Martina, the cut is from the 2008 album 'Elvis Presley Christmas Duets'. For all you Elvis fans this is a great Christmas album, my favorite cut is 'Santa Claus Is Back In Town' with Wynonna Judd... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: names Is there any way someone can put names to faces for the gathering last Saturday in Tumwater? Only one picture with everyone in it would work as some of the names mentioned are familiar to me but as time goes by their faces change some. Thanks a bunch. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where the rains have been pretty heavy at times ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/16/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom Tracy ('55), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan CAMPBELL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEYS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim SMYTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie HANSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DAVIS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billy DIDWAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth RUSSELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary RAEKES ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) To: Dick McCOY (?) Happy Birthday [12/14]! Have a bunch more on account of because you deserve them. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Missed Birthday In all the excitement of yesterday, what with the Alumni Sandstorm being declared spam, and a near-by tornado, I forgot to tip the ol' propeller beanie to fellow classmate Dorothy STAMPER ('54) [12/15] on her special day (which is the day after all the excitement). Hope you had a nice quiet, uneventful day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR hoping to stay out of colliding air masses **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom Tracy ('55) Re: censorship makes for such a joyous season I'll consider myself 'off limits' to posting and remain a sometimes reader. -Tom Tracy ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Happy Birthday to Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) ..... one of the original "Seventh Sons". (PS Maren, am I on the naughty list ... again...! no Sandstorm since 12-11-10) [See note about Missing Sandstorms at the top of this issue. -Maren] -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My ilugitamate Son Yes, it's that time again... my little boy is having another birthday... he will now be 64 just like me... I know you prolly wonder how I could have a son so old... lagit or not... it's a long story... in fact almost as long as we are old... I think that Big fat Liar HEIDLEBAUGH ('64-'65) gave him that moniker... but it is rather fitting truth be told... it was a love-hate relationship from the day I moved from Spalding to Jason Lee... I was totally unaware of the "hate" part till it was all confessed to me in drives on various L.A. freeways... I just knew he was my pal and that's all that mattered tho Mommy dearest did explain it to me back in Jr Hi sometime... I thought she was just misinformed... speaking of mommy dearest, since she passed the B-day boy still has her on speed dial and lets me know fairly often how much he misses calling her... both my folks were a real life line to him and I know it was hard for him to lose them... prolly harder than it was for me... I don't mean that to be cold... it's just true... his mom always wanted him to do things more like me and my mom always wanted me to do things more like him so there we stood... adored by the other's respective mom... I'll call him of course and wish him HB... hope his card gets there on time... I think I sent it early enough... so it's another year and tho we've both made a ton of huge mistakes in our lives and taken some really hard roads, we never fail to tell each other how proud we are and how much we love each other... yeah I said it and it's true... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terence Paul Angel DAVIS Knox ('65) on December 16, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PS For those who don't recall... here's the boy... then and now. Not much has changed since his mom wouldn't let him have a bb gun -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Fun Pictures To: All Bombers Here are 15 pictures for your enjoyment. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/17/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber funeral notices today: Jim JENSEN ('50), Phil BELCHER ('51) Floyd MELTON ('57), Gus KEENEY ('57) Tom VERELLEN ('60), Earl BENNETT ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda RISLOV ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna YOUNG ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Corey BOEHNING ('87) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Seeking West Richland Information I've just learned that an older cousin, Kjar Willey (NAB), graduate of Bremerton High School and U of W, passed away on 12/4/10. I hadn't seen him for many years. I also learned that one of his daughters lives in West Richland. Her married name is Cherylyn Willey Wright. Do any of you Bombers living in West Richland know anything about her? Address? Please advise. Thank you, -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Blocking This morning I found the Sandstorm back in my email. Tuesday I contacted Charter and was told to send a message concerning the blockage to '' and they would take care of it within 72 hours. It only took 48 hours, thank goodness. Most of the snow piles in parking lots are gone now but we do have warnings of more snow this week end. I remember how every year the merchants in the uptown district would have a contest as to how long it would take for the huge pile of snow in the uptown parking lot to melt. Don't remember what the prizes were but I used to wonder who stayed awake to decide when the pile was gone. Strange what weird things will come to mind concerning the past. Merry Christmas to Bombers all over the world. May the New Year bring Joy and Happiness to all. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ Pasco where it is currently 34 and overcast at 6am wondering why on earth I am awake at this hour. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) To: Joan CAMPBELL ('57) There is a name I have not seen for years, Happy Birthday a day late, hope you had a wonderful day and that everything is good in your life. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Sorenson's Photo FUN 02 Sure looks like Sharon PANTHER Taff ('57) to ME!!!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) ~ From Cloudy and cooler Yuma, AZ where it will only be in the 70s today!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Sorenson's Photo FUN 10 A ha! Photo Don has one that I think I recognize, maybe. The FUN10 shot is (I think) the wood shop at Carmichael Jr. High. I am trying to put a name to the young stud in the foreground and Eugene comes to mind. It appears that the cat right behind him may soon be called three finger Joe if he doesn't pay more attention to the task in front of him. I am wondering if the schools still offer shop classes which in my opinion were first rate. According to the law of Break and Repair I have made use of the skills learned there on a regular basis. I cannot put a name to the wood shop instructor, guess I will have to dig out some of the old stuff and look around. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Maren: Comcast resumed letting the Sandstorm through today. I complained about poor management of their "service," and implied that they, along with the other ISPs in your email, must have implemented some new spam filter s/w without properly ensuring that it doesn't have undesired results. Regards, ecb3 -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Commencing today, If you happen to be within 50 miles of Portland and are outside, be sure to wear protective head gear and a chicken plate or other suitable body armor as Bob MATHIS ('63) will be now teeing them up six or seven days a week. It seems that Brother Sebastian has decided to hang up his lunch box and accept the gold watch as he and his two rebuilt shoulders ride off toward the tee box. Your old car pool wishes you the very best, and hope you'll someday shoot your age. Reed, Rob, LaMont and Jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: ISP & No Sandstorm So after having spoken for about 3 hours to various robotic "" people, I finally got a gentleman from India, who let me know that "" was NOT the problem, and he did not know why I'd not been receiving the "Aloomnee Sandstorm" in my email. I gave up, wrote to Maren, who showed me the trail to the culprit ... "", and her suggestion to get a gmail account was not done. Then, Lo and Behold!... the Sandstorm's in my email this AM. Go figure. Must be an early Christmas present from Santa. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) ~ Omak, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) YEA! Got the Sandstorm in my inbox this morning! First time in over a week! Woohoo! Had to let Outlook Express that it wasn't Spam! What a bunch of dummies... how could anyone think the Alumni Sandstorm was Spam???????? *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ cold, wet, and foggy Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Junior WILLIAMS ('47) ~ 1929 - 2010 >>Eddie ECKERT ('55) ~ 1936 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/18/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Donna NELSON ('63) + 2 John CAMPBELL ('63), Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole CLARK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan NELSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time for another tip of the ol' propeller beanie. This one goes to fellow classmate, and sufferer (for two years) of Mr. Wheeler's homeroom, Carole CLARK ('54). She was one of the many Clarks in the class, and scholastic leader of all. Many happy returns. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in currently foggy Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers are predicting snow in the Gorge. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Wood Shop Teachers Shop Teachers were "Woody" Killand at Carmichael, and Mr. Anderson ("Clipboard") at Col-Hi. I had both, got As in the classes, and still to this day enjoy woodworking. Mr Anderson recommended me to a fellow who was building a 45 ft. motor yacht out of oak and teak. I worked with the guy for over a year part time finishing that vessel. If I ever have the time to get my shop finished, I will unpack the several thousands of $ of wood working machinery I have in storage and go to work. I have it all wired I just need to run the power out to the load center have it inspected, and put in the insulation and wallboard. But I have to get a backhoe to dig the trench and change out the meter on the house. Maybe this spring I can get to it. It is the one thing that might entice me to retire at some point. My biggest problem is that I love entertaining people with fire. I keep thinking I will get tired of it and look to the shop, but then a new challenge comes along and I am off on another tangent. My latest project is building a couple of big colored flame projectors for Special Effects work. That is stalled until I get back from Christmas in Anchorage and New Years at Dutch Harbor. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From my office south of Olympia on a cold foggy morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Missing Sandstorm Posts Now, I am not a conspiracy theorist, however, we do have a site that uses terms like "bomber" and "sandstorm." Du ya think maybe? I'm just glad to be getting my daily dose again. Comcast must be getting the message. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63)PLUS TWO Re: Happy Birthday Suzie We're wishing our sister Suzie ('67) a very Happy Birthday today on December 18th. We Luv U!!! -Jan ('60), Donnie ('63), and Deb ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: The Fabulous Wailers Traveled down to the Swiss restaurant and bar in Tacoma to hear the Fabulous Wailers last night with the little lady. Jim "Pitts" Armstrong ('63) came up from Centralia (a true fan), and we enjoyed discussing NW Rock history. Kent Morrill has been battling prostate cancer for 4 years and recently underwent chemo. I have to give him great credit for performing, because as all too many Bombers know, the cure ain't easy on the body. They had additional horns along with Gail Harris (vocals) and her husband on piano. Great sound. Although struggling at times, somehow Kent still belted out many of their trademark tunes including "Tall Cool One". His loyal fans in attendance all enjoyed themselves. I believe they may be doing a show after the first of the year, perhaps at the Snoqualmie Casino. Catch them if you can. We wish everyone a great holiday. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) Re: Home Sweet Home Had an opportunity to come home for a quick trip after Thanksgiving due to some business. Just an overnighter so little chance to get re-arrested or re invigorate my relationship with Officer Frank Loehdefink, Detective Ken Taylor, Sergeant Dueschman or the rest Richland's finest. They must have been asleep at the desk. Made it in and back out of town without the offer of a free room. Tried the new Hampton Inn instead of the traditional Hanford House (I still think Desert Inn) and the river view was beautiful in the early morning. That whole development from the old Riverside Park out to the old Marina is just a nice addition. Throws me a bit as I still remember busting quail around where the Marriott Courtyard hotel stands and the old Middle Earth Drop in Center is now a strip mall. Staying out of the old Hanford House Lounge may be why I was able to leave town unescorted. Last time there with Johnner HUGHES ('73) and Jody HUFF ('73) we celebrated the birthday of Steve KING's ('73) mom, Norma CULVERHOUSE King ('49). John and Jody supplied our own music and we made our own fun with the help of a few gallons of rum. Two of the King brothers were picked up that night for making obscene remarks and getting too familiar with a female mannequin. They are a family of hounds for sure, but I didn't really blame them, she was a looker. I probably would have joined them if I could have walked that far. I did have time for an early morning stop on my way out to The Area to stop in the Spudnut Shop and see the ever lovely Val GHIRARDO ('72). It is good to know that God is still in heaven and Val is still making the best dang little bites of heaven in the universe. Barlow's picture still hangs on the back wall over my favorite two seater. Two guys in front were arguing the merits of Mike NEILL ('75), Ray STEIN ('64), or Brian KELLERMAN ('79) as Richland's best back court man. The correct answer of course is Stubbie Neill - just ask him. Val spent most of my time there telling me what to do just like when I worked with her in 1969. I am pretty sure she also told me I was still the best spuddie flipper of all time; out performing a whole string of all stars from the Davis and Jacobs families that have stood in front of that hallowed window between the cutting table and fryer. It is an honor I cherish over any of the degrees or wives I have accumulated. I was really looking forward to having one of my personal favorite chocolate cake spuddies but I was told I have to get there well before 6 am when Mike DAVIS ('74) comes through on his way to school and eats every damn one in the shop. I thought he would have graduated by now. -Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Fun Photos To: All Bombers A few more fun photos. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/19/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Hal SMITH ('56) Floyd MELTON ('57), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Jack GARDINER ('61), Kathy RATHVON ('63) Gary Behymer ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Rick MADDY ('67), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony HARRAH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa McCURDY ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Woody To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Wasn't Woody Killand, shop teach, actually a Bomber, Wayne "Woody" Killand ('48)? -Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Hal SMITH ('56) I would like to say Happy Birthday this December 19th to my dearly departed, one of a kind, little brother David "Pook" Smith ('63-RIP). You are greatly missed, bro. I am sure wherever you are there are people laughing hysterically. I'll see you before too long. -Hal SMITH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Fun Pictures I think Fun 22 and 23 are pictures of two of Larry MATTINGLEY's ('60) awesome SKY BLOOMS exaggerated. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Fun Photos In photo FUN18, the man in the plaid shirt looks a lot like Francis Shuey, the father of Carol SHUEY Hattemer ('60). I remember that he worked for the Hanford railroad in some capacity, maybe as an engineer? -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Re: Kayaking - You are not going to believe this!!! Maren...Bombers may want to see this since it took place in Eastern Washington. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: Bob MATHIS ('63) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Jimbeaux, I think you were a little harsh about Bob MATHIS' golf game. I definitely have faith that he can shoot his age if he lives long enough. Do you think he'll have to live to 125, or would 150 be necessary? -Kathy RATHVON ('63) ~ in cloudy Bellevue **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Help... I need names, photos and any information you can provide on The Jailers. [I know that Dee Wallace is a '60 Bomber. -Maren] -Gary Behymer ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Stars and Heroes Gotta couple of stars and heroes having birthdays today, December 19, 2010... One is a big kid... gone but not forgotten... the other is my High School mentor... how I looked up to him then... and now... the '65er was the smartest kid in our class... one of those kids who could spend just enough time on the books to get As but to still have enough time to be there when everything was happening... Me, as I didn't read... I had to hold on to whatever was said in class enough to manage to find myself on the curb in front of Mac hall with WARFORD ('65) lamenting the fact that we wuz grageatin'... the big kid was one of those I so looked up to as did so many kids... he just seemed to have it all... We shared one thing in common... and boy did we share that... booze... it was the way out... out of where... I guess I'll never really know... it is said that some of us must die so that others may live... I find that to be so awfully true... it was true in the big kid's case... funny... I've been living "a day at a time" for twenty something years now and never really understood those words until October 18, 2010, when the doctor told my dear, dear friend she had cancer... I understand today... I am so grateful to have been privileged to know both of the birthday kids... I am thankful that the big kid brought me a new and dear friend in his older brother, Hal ('56)... each of the birthday boyz carries on a legacy and I am so Happy to be here to wish them HAPPY BIRTHDAY and to just say Thank you, Dave "Pook" SMITH ('63-RIP) and Tony HARRAH ('65)!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Retirement To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Larry, My advice, and I know you are probably not that excited to hear it, but I insist... after having forty-two years of retirement behind me and hopefully a few in front, the best advice I could give anyone is to pick up a hobby like... fireworks, for example... and enjoy the rest of your life playing with it vs. working with it. Myself, I don't do anything unless it is fun, i.e., using the words nuclear bomb in a Sandstorm post just too see if it comes through or if I have to change my name again. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Smile, Laugh, Be Uplifted! Want to share this YouTube with each of you -- just because you can't watch it without feeling the sheer joy of being alive that it communicates! Smile, laugh, be uplifted! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID where, after several days of warmer temps and some hours of sunshine each day, it is grey and snowing again. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/20/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: Dave RHODES ('52wb), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Betti AVANT ('69) Brad WEAR ('71), Lori KILLAND ('72) Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON: This will be the first time in hundreds of years that a lunar eclipse will fall on the winter solstice. This year's event will take 3 hours and 38 minutes. The eclipse begins on Tuesday (12/21/2010) at 1:33am ET. It will take about an hour for the shadow to cover the entire moon. Totality begins at 2:41am and lasts for 72 minutes. It will be visible from four continents, with the best views from North America and Central America if weather permits. **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Bonnie BUSHNELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne COLLINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle HAWK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RODRIGUEZ ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave RHODES ('52wb) I wish all of you out there wherever you are Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will put all of you and all of our men and women in the military in my prayers. God Bless you all. -Dave RHODES ('52wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Another Kayaking Adventure of Interest Maren, I sent in another picture of interest to the picture website of the Sandstorm in response to Jack GARDINER's ('61) video of a kayak going over Palouse Falls. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Speaking of Christmas Spirits Saturday afternoon, I was at the local "State Store" looking for some lead to put in our egg nog. Low and behold as I was perusing their offerings of various and sundry libations I happened upon a bottle of some clear liquid labeled Desert Lightning. The label was more than a little Harry Potterish with the lightning bolt and all, but went on further to state it was 100% Corn Whiskey from Washington State. Further scrutiny reflected it was produced by Blue Heron Spirits, LLC of West Richland. Being of an inquisitive nature I brought it home. The forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) gave it a quick Pasadena, so I poured myself a double hooker and knocked some back. The resulting experience was somewhere betwixt a Roger Miller song and Jack Nicholson in Easy Rider. It tasted much as it smelled, but with a strong note of "more". I would recommend it to nearly everyone except those Scotch Snobs Bob MATHIS ('63) and Rob HILLS ('63). Rob being the one who always forgets my birthday, even though I've given him Carol Doda memorabilia in the past, but I'm pretty much over that. Wasn't it Cecil Klyce "Cappy" Haines III ('63-RIP), who ran a still under his bed? As I recall he made something that he called "schnapps", but tasted like Jade East might have. I tried it once and got away with only needing glasses to read. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Birthday Greetings Happy birthday to a fellow Jason Lee, Chief Jo, Col-Hi class of '69er David RODRIGUEZ. Take care my friend and have a great day. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we may have a wet Christmas that will most likely be rain instead of white **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Belated birthday!!! Happy Birthday on the 19th to one of my favorite Bomberettes, Bonnie BUSHNELL ('71). Vic you are falling down on the job missing Bonnie's B-Day, and the two of you being Eastern grads at that. Surely you remember Bonnie racing around in her gold Mustng coupe. Happy Birthday Bonnie!!! Happy three days before [the 23rd] your birthdays to Pat a and Jeff O'MEALY both '71 grads. -Brad WEAR ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori KILLAND Whelan ('72) To: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Woody Actually, Elwood "Woody" Killand, my late uncle, graduated from Lake Mills High School in '44 (Iowa). It's his younger brother Wayne, my father, who is a '48 Bomber. -Lori KILLAND Whelan ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: More Fun To: All Bombers A few more fun photos. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/21/2010 ~ WINTER SOLSTICE - Shortest Day ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Karen COLE ('55) Helen CROSS ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Ken CARLSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kent Hamrick ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leroy SOUTHAM ('56-RIP) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanne ROLPH ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff OSBORN ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Sorenson Pictures I am still looking for some with my photo in them since Rob Johnson took several with me doing work at Hanford, many at PRTR where I worked for slightly over nine years. At one time the model of PRTR was in the conference room at the reactor. It had a model of the refueling machine that we called 'Big Bertha' and its top speed was about one foot every three minutes. The model had a figure with its hand reaching for a hand hold and one foot raised to step up to the main deck. Someone moved the figure back an inch or so and it looked as if the machine was speeding away. Guess you had to work there to appreciate the humor of it. One thing that we mention often was the way that the area was operated in the old days. Then you could go to work, have great 'bennies' and work until retirement age. It was one great big family, picnics at Howard Amon park during the summer, Christmas parties (I remember one party put on by GE where they rented Columbia Center) and if you were sick they might send the nurse out to check on you. Quite a change from now when the companies seem to have hearts of ice. It was a good time to be alive. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ Pasco where winter has struck again and its snowing with prospects of more all week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Beautiful Christmas story... causes a tear or two -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Another Kayaking Adventure of Interest What is the history of the kayeker and the whale? Do you know who or where or when this was taken? I'm a whale-watcher at heart. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ I'm going to try to stay awake to see the total eclipse of the moon, but it's overcast here now, so I wonder if it is worth it **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Fun 28 I'm not certain, as the Desert Lightning might have "winged" a few memory cells, but I think Fun 28 was my sophomore year science fair project. Grasshopper gave me a C+. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken CARLSON ('63) Re: Cappy HAINES ('63-RIP) Thanks to Jim HAMILTON ('63) and his memory of Cappy's "schnapps". I can now reveal that I was one of Cappy's junior high collaborators and helped him operate his distilling apparatus, which he had purchased by mail order from some chemistry supply business. It was a very impressive long glass tube with a glass water jacket that acted as a condenser. It was very difficult to distill enough alcohol from his jugs of fermenting fruit juice and yeast to affect our brains or cause blindness. Cappy was more successful in making explosive devices, where his after-school gig as lab assistant to Carmichael chemistry teacher Aubrey Clayton came in handy. Cappy was an expert in making gunpowder from scratch but also made a high explosive version using Mr. Clayton's potassium chlorate instead of potassium chloride (which could be purchased at any pharmacy). At night we would roam around the town and set off his very noisy bombs. Of course than we would run like crazy as if Richland's finest where on our trail. Cappy was a real original, and I was sorry to hear of his passing several years ago. -Ken CARLSON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/22/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Jane WALKER ('62), John ADKINS ('62) Sue NUSSBAUM ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Pam EHINGER ('67), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) & Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Monday, January 3 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Jacksons in Richland (formerly The Gas Light). Spouses and friends are welcome. Please join us. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Yearbooks available I have some yearbooks available for sale through Club 40, to benefit the Club 40 Scholarship Program. These were given to my father each year that he served on the Richland School Board, so they are unmarked, unless one or two might have his name on them. The yearbooks are for Col-Hi, Carmichael, and Chief Jo. I understand that Club 40 sells the Col-Hi yearbooks for $20 plus $5 for mailing. I'm guessing that the junior high yearbooks might sell for $10 each plus mailing? I plan to donate these yearbooks to Club 40 as soon as Pete OVERDAHL ('60) tells me where to deliver them! I have the following years available for purchase from Club 40: Col-Hi Columbian: 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967 Carmichael Cougar: 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 Chief Jo Warrior: 1958, 1959, 1963, 1964, 1965. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jane WALKER Hill ('62) Re: Kayaker vs whale from Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) The photo of the kayaker, and the photo of the whale, were both taken in Alaska and combined in Photoshop. Sorry, it's a fake. -Jane WALKER Hill ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: HAMILTON's ('63) Sophomore Science Project I remember Jimbeaux's Sophomore science project - it was two christmas cookies on a plastic plate covered by in inverted pyrex bowl. Now he thinks he created the "PRTR" dome. How's that workin out for ya Jimbeaux? -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland this global warming is killing me **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue NUSSBAUM Reeb ('63) Re: Jan NUSSBAUM Sinderson ('55-RIP) Sadly, we lost another member of our Bomber family on Saturday evening. My brother Skip NUSSBAUM ('65) and I lost our special sister, Jan NUSSBAUM Sinderson ('55), wife of Jack SINDERSON ('53), to cancer on Saturday evening, December 18. Jan had struggled with this illness for nearly four years and had been confined to a hospital bed at home for about a month. Husband Jack and daughters Tami, Karis, and Paula lovingly cared for Jan during the last weeks of her life. All of us are deeply saddened that Jan is no longer with us, but at the same time we're very thankful that she did not have to go through the intense pain that often accompanies the last stages of ovarian cancer. This certainly brings us comfort as we adjust to our loss. Our family experienced an evening of mixed emotions on Saturday. Within a two-hour time period, Jan peacefully passed away in Roseville, CA; brother Skip's daughter Katie had a baby boy in the Tri-Cities; and Jan & Jack's grandson Ian was married in Wasilla, AK. Life brings loss and change, joys and sorrow... and life continues on for those of us left behind. During this Christmas season, remember to tell those closest to you how much you care about them. Sometimes we forget to express ourselves to the special people in our lives. I'm so glad that I was able to talk to my sister on Saturday morning via speaker phone to tell her once again how much I loved her... A memorial service for Jan will be held on Saturday morning, January 8, in Roseville, CA. -Sue NUSSBAUM Reeb ('63) ~ Boise, ID where it's cold and certainly looks a lot like Christmas outside **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Auto Bowling on Spokane's South Hill Last Saturday [12/18]! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Yesterday's Sandstorm brought way to many funny memories! First, belated Happy Birthday to Duane LEE ('67). You use to pick on me constantly! You were BAAAAAAAAAAAAD!! LOL!! Ya must have done something right as I still remember you! Second, Jim HAMILTON ('63), "Grasshopper gave me a C+" Yes Grasshopper gave me a C+ on my Horse Leg bones that were found in a friend's back yard. I put them on a board and did the drawings of the evolution of the horse. But Grasshopper wanted more... of course! Good Ole Grasshopper!! Bombers Rule Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to one an All in BomberVille and around the World. -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Ken CARLSON ('63) talking about his escapades of him and Cappy HAINES ('63-RIP) entry about setting off "very noisy bombs" around town joggled a memory about the Oxygen-Acetylene garbage bag bombs being set off around Richland in 1970. These two probably taught their younger brothers the "Tricks of the Trade"... because I remember a house in North Richland being lifted off the foundation and placed two feet into the yard. Nobody died in that incident, but some hurt "Chemists" came out of that. I was definitely not there because on the exact day in question, I was calling in a nice B-52 strike on a bunker complex so close to us I was bouncing on the ground from the bomb concussions. The next day, I heard about the house, and wondered to myself what in the world was going on in our little home town. I guess these were 50 gallon garbage bag size, and some were being set off across from Zip's... I'm sure some in that Bomber era will remember those. Nowadays, we have a hard time buying gunpowder, and this email will likely end up in the Junk folder because the word bomb stands alone. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ~ Foggy day in Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/23/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 Lion sent stuff: Terri ROYCE ('56), Rosalie LANSING ('63) Gary Brehm ('64 Lion), David RIVERS ('65) Mike SHEERAN ('66), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck HOLTZ ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig LANSING ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila STAMBAUGH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy RIGGINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny KUYKENDALL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HARTY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff O'MEALY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Terri ROYCE Weiner ('56) To: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Yearbooks available Hi Stephanie -- I would just love to have Col Hi '55 & '56. Mine disappeared in a 1970 divorce. Thanks so much! -Terri ROYCE Weiner ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: 3 Big Birthdays This is that time of year that my mother made this big deal out of, because my big brother, happened to be born on the 23rd. He always had the best party because the house was all dressed up and mom was in a fiestive mood. But then across town there was another big, brother friend, having a party too. and that was Craig's best and forever friend Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62)... two boys that just have always clicked and are still rebuilding old car after their retirement. Big boys and their bigger funner toys. What a pair. Then there comes my adoped sister Missy Sandy RIGGINS Stroben ('63), She is just the best. She is the mother who never stops,and she makes sure she gets in on the grandkids and greatgrandkids. Yes she is my love, I cherish everything about her. Happy birthday my big sister, you know you're so much older than me!!!!!! My best wishes for a very merry one you, my forever loves and brothers and sister. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm ('64 Lion) Re: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) I am very pleased to pass along some great news to my wife's fellow Bombers. After final tests from the U of W and locally, it has been determined she does not have Sarcoidosis after all. What a beautiful Christmas gift!! Thank you Bombers for all your nice thoughts, prayers and emails! Happy holidays to everyone, -Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ~ Richland where it's freezing rain and snow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Da big boyz First off it pained me greatly to learn that my ol' roomy and good buddy Skipper ('65) and Sis Susan ('63) NUSSBAUM lost their sister Jan ('55) to cancer. My heart was pierced and my eyes welled... I am so sick of cancer I could just spit... I know many of you know I am dealing with it with my friend Michelle and it is the most heart breaking thing I've encountered and my life ain't been no bed a roses so I think I can say that (no mistaking any of this... most of my heartbreaks have been self inflicted and I'm not talking boy girl stuff... uhhh and not talking don't ask don't tell stuff either... ) with some authority... I was pleased as punch to see that someone has as many Columbians as BEHYMER ('64)... and If Jimbeaux says those pictures were of his class project then it must be so... besides... that questionnaire about how much hunting was being done looked just like some of the notes the boyz used to pass at Col-Hi when they were storing their shotguns in their lockers (it never seemed out of the ordinary back then)... So to the Oracle I say... be glad ya gotta C+... I mean ya still got the ever lovely Miss Nancy ('65), Son! Now to the business at hand. Two '62 guys having b-days today. One I see every year, tho only eating ice cream at the DQ in June and the other I only hear about from Sister Rosalie ('63) of the ruby slippers (gonna take a whole lot to top those shoes from your 45th baby-cakes)... But I still remember these two from the good ol dayz and they remain just as they were in my memory... and that's a VERY good thing... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Craig LANSING ('62) and Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) on December 23, 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) PS: A quick Terry ('65) story. He wouldn't answer the phone on his b-day (the 16th) so ok... whatever... but the next day he called to tell me about the new modeling job he got... now he has done ads before so nothing new... but these are for a magazine... he was told he would be advertising medical equipment... ah "I've played a doctor before... sounds good"... Upon entering his dressing room he looked for his scrubs etc. Instead, he found one of those gowns with no back... he checked with wardrobe... yes... that was his "wardrobe"... he then realized... as he cried to me on the phone it hit him: "I'm playing a gummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!" True story! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike SHEERAN ('66) Re: Merry Christmas Sending out a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the '66 class and pray for peace. -Mike SHEERAN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Birthdays I have NOT been receiving the Sandstorm to my in box and have been "reduced" to going on-line to check on happenings around Bomberville. Not a great excuse but it is one of the reasons I have also been delinquent on keeping up with Birthdays. You are right Brad WEAR ('71)... how could I possibly have missed Miss Bonnie BUSHNELL Robbins ('71) birthday on the 19th? She is the only Rose amongst a whole bunch of "thorny" guys celebrating birthdays this week. Bonnie always looked sharp in that '65 Mustang and it was usually chock full of her fellow Pep Club friends... I never quite understood how she could get 6 girls into a car designed for 4. In addition to Bonnie's eminence as an Eastern Alum... yesterday (Tuesday the 21st) was the birthday of Jon ANDERSON ('71) who was one of my roommates at Eastern along with George DANA ('70-RIP) and John MOSLEY ('71). We had some great times during college but Jon and I were also lab partners in Jim Harbour's AP Biology class our senior year at Col-Hi. I could write a book on the adventures I have had with Jon through the years but, rest assured, we had a lot of good times during that class and took Mr. Harbour to lunch about once a month. Anyway, Jon has been a life-long friend and some of you may remember his Dad... Leonard Anderson... my mechanical drawing teacher at Carmichael or Jon's lovely mother... Anne Anderson... who worked in the Library at Col-Hi. Happy Birthday, Roo!! On Thursday, December 23rd we honor 3 Bomber guys: Denny "Kink" KUYKENDALL ('69) Pat HARTY ('71) Jeff OMEALY ('71) Denny is one of those '69ers turning 60 this year and a pretty darn nice guy, Sorry I missed your Birthday Bar Tour in Seattle last weekend but I heard that a good time was had by all. Time for another cruise, I think!!! Jeff and Pat went all the way through Jefferson together (I think) and are a couple of real class guys. I am not sure if we are supposed to address Pat as "Reverend". Pat nurtured and developed his vocation a little later in life but his life experience has helped him (in my opinion) to better help and serve the people he works with. And Jeff was always kind of a gentle giant that always has a smile and something nice to say. Hope you all have/had great Birthdays. Finally, may the grace and peace of this special season be with all my friends and classmates out there. Im sure glad that technology has given us the opportunity to sustain and grow that special sense of community we all share. NOW, if I could just crack the Spudnut and Zips tartar sauce mysteries... life would be complete... -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From the icebox called Michigan where it looks like not only a White Christmas but also every other major holiday could be white clear through to Memorial Day ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/24/2010 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55), Tom TRACY ('55) Bonnie STEEBER ('57), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Diane DAVENPORT ('62), Ann ENGEL ('63) John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn GROFF ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry LYNCH ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art SCHAFER ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: Sorenson pics I believe it was in the Dec. 16th edition when Don Sorenson sent Fun pictures. In number 12 Ginger ROSE Reed ('55) is at the desk and Nancy WINGFIELD ('55-RIP) is standing on the right side. I seldom see anyone I recognize, but these two are classmates. -Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: Janice NUSSBAUM Sinderson ('55-RIP) The pain of hearing about losing another wonderful classmate, Jan NUSSBAUM Sinderson ('55), like our other friends, takes an irreplaceable piece of our heart. The universe seemed to signal us with a total eclipse last weekend that it was readjusting a new timetable and advancement for another of our finest and most active students. It's a loss for all of us who were her classmates. Best thoughts and prayers to Jan's husband, Jack SINDERSON ('53), sister Susan NUSSBAUM Reeb ('63) and Jan's family. -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57) Re: WSJ article I wonder how many Bombers saw that Richland made the front page of today's (Dec. 23) Wall Street Journal. Go to and put "Hanford" in the search box and you can read the article: "Bunnies Are in Deep Doo-Doo When They 'Go Nuclear' at Hanford" -Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57) ~ Merry Christmas to all! And a happy, healthy coming year to everyone! From a sunny but cool Tucson (in the 60s today). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Sharing from the ghost of Christmas past. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, WA where it appears we will have the traditional wet Christmas. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) To: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) I'd like to buy the 1958 and 1959 Carmichael Junior Hi yearbooks. At this time of the year I always think of working with you at Dawson Richards and wrapping Christmas packages. Happy holidays to you and all of the Dawsons! -Diane DAVENPORT ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Another Birthday I want to wish my brother-in-law Arty SCHAFER ('70) a very Happy Birthday on Christmas Eve and, Bro, you're going to be 60 before you know it. The years just keep going faster and faster as we age. Enjoy every moment of every day because we never know what tomorrow may bring. Love Ya, Ann -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Wishing all our Bomber friends and family a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year. -John ZIMMER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/25/2010 ~ CHRISTMAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Mike CLOWES ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57), Helen CROSS ('62) Donni CLARK ('63), Dave HANTHORN ('63) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BOWLS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay COATES ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Hope Christmas Day brings joy to all Bombers wherever they may be and 2011 treats you all well. -Mary TRIEM Mowery ~ a '47 Bomber in Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just taking a few moments to wish all Bombers the greetings of the season (which ever your choice) and trust that all will become prosperous in the coming New Year. -Bob (Mike CLOWES) Carlson '54 ~ in Mount Angel, OR, where the Nativity Scene at St. Mary's Church awaits the arrival of the three wise men and possibly the rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Merry Christmas to all Bombers and their families and may your New Year be the best yet! -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I would like to send Christmas greetings to all Bombers I know and those I have yet to meet. I hope that all of us will take time to remember the real reason for the season; that is, the birth of Christ and His Promise of Peace on Earth. And Happy Birthday to Bill BLANKENSHIP ('62) I still remember fishing in Wellsian Lake in PE, I think in Jr. High, when there still was a Wellsian Lake below (was it Carmichael or more near the high school? [Carmichael -Richard]). Thanks Jane WALKER, another member of the great class of '62, for clearing up that photo of the whale and the kayaker. I wondered about it when I saw it. Christmas cheers and Blessings, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Grandview, IN where we got our wish for a white Christmas in less than an hour during our Christmas Eve Services last night. Now we all think we have enough snow, and are glad the flakes that are still falling are much smaller and coming down more slowly. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) A very "Merry Christmas" to my dear friends and fellow Bombers! My first sight of Richland was at night when we drove into Uptown, and there, hanging on the light posts, were the big lighted red and white candy canes. Uptown was covered in snow. What a delight for a 4 and 1/2 year old little girl from California. The year was 1949. We got snowed in that winter out at the end of Harrington Road and Daddy had to ride horseback into West Richland to get us some food. Growing up through the years in West Richland I have lots of snow memories. Building snow forts and having snow ball fights with the boys in the neighborhood, playing Fox and Geese, taking winter wonderland walks and sledding down what is now Bombing Range Road, I think. At school, good old Jason Lee, we girls had to wear pants under our dresses every day, take them off when we got to school, put them on for recess, take them off, put them on. Whew! Our classes competed in which class could roll the biggest snowballs. What fun having snow fights and making snowmen with our friends. Inside the school every classroom had a tree that we made ornaments for and paper chains. We always had Christmas parties and Christmas plays. My good friend Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) had the lead role in Babes in Toyland that we did in the 4th grade. We were good friends in grade school and I loved going to her house to spend the night or after school on Campfire meeting nights. In town I could watch the "Mickey Mouse Club" and "American Bandstand" and "I married Joan". Shows we didn't get in West Richland. I can still see Jan [Janice NUSSBAUM Sinderson ('55-RIP)] in the kitchen making us cocoa or toasted cheese sandwiches. Later Jan's boyfriend and, later, husband, was my favorite Sunday School teacher. What a cute couple they were. Condolences to my dear friend, Sue. I have so many wonderful memories of those days and that season of our life. God bless everyone this Christmas Day and always. I hope you have a wonder Christmas with your family and have lots of wonderful memories too! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ where it is pouring rain here in the [Columbia River] gorge (we've had a little snow) and I love it!!! The house is all decorated, I have a ham in the oven and soon it will be time to eat and go to church. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) Merry Christmas to all Bombers everywhere. -Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) ~ from Mercer Island, where we have gone from a white Thanksgiving to a very wet Christmas **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Wishing all Bombers everywhere a Very Merry Christmas, especially to my little sis Kellie WALSH Patterson ('77) and her family: Steve, Megan, and Claire. In the words of Tiny Tim: "God bless us one and all." -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley California, Home of the Ronald Reagan Library, where in 2011 we will be celebrating the President's 100th Birthday, all year long. Come to Simi Valley and I will take you for a personal tour! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To All Bombers everywhere. I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very joyous New Years! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA where the rain gave us a break for a couple days, but is supposed to start raining again later on today. Hope that the weather man is wrong. Southern CA really needs a few days of no rain so that they can finish cleaning up once again. Happy Holidays to all of you once again!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) In addition to the message in the Christmas card (that I hope the editor was able to successfully attach to this posting - I haven't sent in a photo before, so I'm hoping I did it right! [you did PK (peachy keen) -Richard]), there are a few thoughts I'd like to add. There is a saying that comes in many different iterations, but the essence is this: "Be Kinder in Your Words and Deeds Than You Think is Necessary, Because Everyone Whose Path You Cross in Whatever Way is Struggling with Something." Many people reading this posting will have spent much of the past month, from Thanksgiving through Christmas (and maybe even into the New Year) in the frequent, joyous company of loved ones -- spouses, significant others, kids, grandkids, extended family, dear friends. If that has been the case for you, I celebrate the blessing granted to you -- family and friends with whom to share important, joyful times! But it seems important to me that we remember there are many among us for whom this Season -- and life in general -- is infused with pain, loss, suffering, loneliness, disappointment, deprivation, fear. I am not talking about just the faceless "poor and needy and less fortunate" about whom we were all told as kids. I am talking about ordinary people with whom we interact all the time -- the clerk at the grocery store, the UPS delivery person, the garbage pickup guy, our doctor(s), our dentist(s). Obviously the list goes on and on. I am also talking about many people who are a part of the Alumni Sandstorm family. We can each do ourselves a great favor if we remember that the faces people may be wearing -- whether it is when they are checking out our groceries, or when they're posting to the Sandstorm -- may be their 'game faces'. Thinking of other people in terms of the fact that we are ALL struggling with something can serve as motivation toward opening ourselves to being used as conduits of more kindness than we think is necessary. And so I do wish you each a Blessed Christmas. But more than that, I wish for each of us -- at Christmas and Beyond -- hearts open to knowing that we are INVITED and ALLOWED to be instruments of love in this world. And if we don't avail ourselves of those opportunities, WE OURSELVES lose as much as the people toward whom we could have directed that love -- and more kindness than we thought was necessary. Blessings - at Christmas and Beyond, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Happy holidays to all past, present, and future Columbia (Richland) Bombers everywhere.May your 2011 be the best. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it will be wet (rain) for Christmas rather than a white one ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/26/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vera SMITH ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) Re: Janice NUSSBAUM Sinderson ('55-RIP) My condolences to Skip ('65) and Sue ('63) on the passing of their sister Jan. Love, -Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Interesting that some guy named "Art" SCHAFER ('70) has a birthday December 24th. See, we have a fellow classmate (also class of 1970) with that same December 24. Only his name is ARTY SCHAFER ('70). So I have no clue who Art is, but I want to wish a happy birthday to one of the true legends of the class of 1970, the great ARTY SCHAFER ('70). Arty gained fame for punching out a Richland Community Center window at a dance. One of many of my fellow Bombers who contributed significantly to my father's practice. And so what if the Class of 1970 had more Benton-Franklin County parole officers assigned to it than any other class in its time? Just another era-leading attribute of that great class of 1970! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/27/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) John BIXLER ('64), Dwight CAREY ('68) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SCHULTZ ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannine HUGHES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon CHAPMAN ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti ECKERT ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray NELSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Bev SMITH Jochen ('52-RIP) So sad to hear of Bev's passing away on Christmas night. My condolences to all those who loved her, especially to Van VANDUSEN ('52). -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Federal Way, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, it's time, again, to tip the ol' propeller beanie. This one is for fellow classmate (and like me, whose picture I can't find in the Columbians) Jeannine HUGHES ('54). One of these days I'll be able to put your face to your name in my memory banks. Hope you had a nice Christmas, are having a Happy Birthday, and that the New Year brings prosperity. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR where another front has past, and two of my boys, two granddaughters and a grandson went snow boarding on Mt. Hood. Has anyone seen or have a copy of "Snow boarding for Dummies"? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BIXLER ('64) Re: chief Jo Julius Caesar I found this recently should be fun figuring out who everyone is one of 'em is me. -John BIXLER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The following entry doesn't sound right, so I made NO ATTEMPT to change anything. -Maren **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) I am truly sorry for the false attributes that Mike FRANCO_SHES ('70) has given to that respected class of 1970 ---- specifically ---- as in his Christmas quote "And so what if the Class of 1970 had more Benton-Franklin County parole officers assigned to it than any other class in its time?" As everyone knows, the only reason law-enforcement even HAD a budget, was because of previous expenditures, as in 1968-1969. They had a budget ONLY .... and ONLY ..... because of our intense efforts and lobbying strategy!!!! -Dwight CAREY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: More Fun Photos To: All Bombers Another installment of fun photos. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/28/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Hal SMITH ('56) Steve CARSON ('58), Mike BRADY ('61) Mac QUINLAN ('62), Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) Anne JOCHEN ('63), Donna BOWERS ('63) Kathy RATHVON ('63), Ray KELLY ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy STEACH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robyn RICHARDSON ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Bev SMITH Jochen ('52-RIP) I was surprised and saddened to read in the Sandstorm that my cousin Bev SMITH Jochen ('52-RIP) passed away on Christmas day evening. I know that she had not been well the past months, or possibly a year, but it is never an easy thing to say goodbye to a loved one. My prayers go out to her sons and Van VANDUSEN ('52) in this difficult time. They were so good to Bev and I am sure that made her life that much better. Growing up in the Southend, Bev was in a circle of Bomber "Hotties" and I was the little kid just hanging around. They were real good to me just the same and I even got to be "the date" at a movie or two with them. Does not get much better than that. My favorite Aunt Constance, Bev's Mom, home on Benham was my second home, a great snack stop between Carmichael and GWWay and on Saturdays I would love to hang out there and get all of the scoop from the Friday night before. Bev married Buzz JOCHEN ('51) and when he joined the US Coast Guard I knew that is what I wanted to do. They were stationed at USCG Base Port Angeles which was actually a fixed wing and helicopter base and when Buzz arraigned a tour of the based I was blown away.. My Dad, who retired as a General in the US Army, received full military respect and we had lunch in the Officers Mess. Bev was so proud of her "Aunt" Bill and Buzz but that solidified my wanting to be a Coastie right then and there. I think that Bev is in a better place now but we have lost one strong, proud and contributing Bomber. Semper Paradus, Semper Bomberous Cuz Bev. -Cuz Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in sunny Rancho Mirage, CA but leaving for ten cold days in China tonight. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Hal SMITH ('56) Hi, Bombers. Hope everyone ha a very merry X-mas. Here in Orlando, FL we had a record for the last 33 years at 31... icky. I was looking at Don's latest and in pic. 101 my beloved Dad's older brother David Vann Smith who left Richland and became a Professor at Univ. of Oklahoma for many years before passing away just be for his 90th birthday. He was a great guy. Thanks Don. Happy New Year to all Bombers. -Hal SMITH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Happy Birthday Vera SMITH ('58) [on 12/26]. Where are you now? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ~ "vacationing" on the Florida beaches where it was 28* this morning. Looks like surfing is out. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Don Sorenson's photos I always enjoy Don Sorenson's photos. Since it is often difficult to know what people are doing or thinking in many of the pics, I come up with my own scenario. For example in Fun #47 in yesterday's Sandstorm, I might write, "oh, oh caught again!!" It would be fun to read what other's would write. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mac QUINLAN ('62) Re: Chief Jo Pic - Julius Caesar Wow, did that picture bring back memories! This must have been 1959..'58? David WAGGONER ('62) and I were in charge of the lighting for the play. The lighting platform was mounted high on the wall and it had on-off switches for each color of lights and rheostats for each of those colors. Each of the lighting banks could be connected to each of the switches or rheostats with jumper cables to produce different lighting effects. This was pretty exciting stuff for a junior high kid. Some of the lighting changes between scenes kept us really busy. I remember sometimes we would just finish with our lighting changes as the curtain was being opened for the next scene. One of the scenes had a large throne. When it came time to push it into place I had to rush down the ladder and put big chunks of dry ice into cups of water at the front of each arm on the throne. It was the only way we had to create a smokey effect because we weren't allowed to have any fire, not even candles. Thanks John, I really enjoyed seeing that picture. I saw a lot of familiar faces, but after more than 50 years I only remember two or three names. -Mac QUINLAN ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Mac, Look again... there are LOTS of names now. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Re: Don Sorenson (NAB) Fun Photos...#42 The fella on the left looks like my Dad, Paul Beardsley, taking money from one of the guys. I am only guessing that it has something to do with the March of Dimes (MOD) effort that Dad chaired for 25 years in Benton County and he was collecting from workers for MOD. On another note I would like to wish my younger sis, Janice BEARDSLEY Detrick ('64) a very happy 65th birthday on Wednesday, 12/29. I am so grateful she is still around and I hope that this coming year brings resolution to her health issues and she receives the liver which she desperately needs. Love ya Cissy! -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Anne JOCHEN Dowdy ('63) Re: Bev SMITH Jochen ('52-RIP) I wanted to let people who didn't know that my long time friend and former sister-in-law, Beverlee "Bev" SMITH Jochen ('52), died Christmas night from liver cancer. She was the most courageous person I knew as she dealt with many obstacles in her life including MS. She was wheel chair bound, but by no means did she miss a beat when it came to doing anything! A very intelligent woman, creative and artistic with a vast knowledge of medicine and knew everything she had to know to take care of herself each and every time that she faced a new medical crisis. This time, she was ready to go and told me so the day before she died. She was tired and said that she led a good life and had no regrets. She passed easily and quickly with no pain. Her son even told me that she wanted to make sure that everyone got their Christmas presents! What a gal! There will be a huge hole in my heart for her, as she always told me I was the sister that she never had. To Van (her love), we will miss her forever till we meet her again, but we will be okay till then. Heaven now has a very feisty, special angel... -Anne JOCHEN Dowdy ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) To: John BIXLER ('64) Re: Chief Jo Pic - Julius Caesar #4 is Susan NUSSBAUM, #5 is me, #6 is Gery SCHIRADO, #8 is Dean HOFF, #14 is Dianne KORNBERG, #16 is Jeanne HUTCHINS, #17 is Mary Dean?. #18 is Robert RECTOR, #19 is Maxine DOWD, #21 is Jim NEWELL, #22 is Paul Sterling?, #23 is John COONS, #27 is Mike PEASE, #28 is the guy who gave you this picture, #29 is Rob HILLS. That is the best I can do for now, but if I think about it for awhile, I might be able to come up with a couple more. It was my very 1st speaking part in any play... I think 8th grade! -Donna BOWERS Rice (GMC '63) ~ where we have a White Christmas and I could not keep my southern grandson in the house!! He found sledding and snow-ball fights just too much fun!!! Jack pronounced snow ice cream better than the real stuff!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: Chief Jo Pic - Julius Caesar On the left is Jane SIMMONS, Sue NUSSBAUM and Donna Bowers and on the lower right with bangs is Dianne KORNBERG. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray KELLY ('63) Re: Chief Jo Pic - Julius Caesar Hi Maren, You'll probably get a million of these and anyway I am usually no good at these, but here goes anyway (also, I wasn't in the play). My guesses: Back row, left to right: ?, ?, Jane SIMMONS, Sue NUSSBAUM, Donna BOWERS, Jim NEWELL (?), Paul ANDERSON, ?, ?, Phil ARMSTRONG, etc. Don't recognize many others, but the girl in the 2nd row on the right between two other girls with headbands is Dianne KORNBERG. My $0.02. -Ray KELLY ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Chief Jo Pic - Julius Caesar To: John Bixler ('64) I picked you out right away. So many faces look very familiar, but the names elude me. I know if I took the time to really look, I could get some of them. Hope everybody had a nice Christmas and looking forward to the new year! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Haven't had much rain these past few days, but suppose to start raining sometime today and for the rest of the week. Sure hope not! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) I am both perplexed and impressed by the response to my claim of ..."And so what if the Class of 1970 had more Benton-Franklin County parole officers assigned to it than any other class in its time?" As I am occasionally impressed but frequently perplexed I would like to hear more. I have had direct e-mail claiming that the Class of '70 was NOT the leader in this "field" I make us out to be and... now a note from neighbor and older brother of classmate Linda, Dwight CAREY ('68) claiming I am not sure what. I would like to get clarification from Dwight on his response. I am very comfortable with this confusion. At 58 years of age I still am trying to figure things out. I do not expect that to change! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/29/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Hal SMITH ('56), Carol BISHOP ('57) Mike BRADY ('61), Denis SULLIVAN ('62) Betsy FOX ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Bill WINGFIELD ('67), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice BEARDSLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LANGE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dot EGELAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hannah LEE ('94) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Hal SMITH ('56) OOPS!!!! In my message on the 28th I referred a Sorenson picture. It was actually picture fun47 (not #101) and it is a picture of my beloved Dad's older brother David Vann Smith who left Richland and became a Professor at Univ. of Oklahoma for many years before passing away just before his 90th birthday. He was a great guy. Thanks Don. Sorry bout that. I guess I got caught again Huh? -Hal SMITH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) Re: EEOICPA Has anyone had trouble collecting on the ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION ACT and had to hire an attorney? -Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Mary Dean MIDDELL ('62) Ahhh, the beautiful Mary Dean MIDDELL ('62) in the Julius Caesar picture. I haven't seen that face in 50 years. Larry CORYELL ('61) and I had a huge crush on her when she was in our 9th grade journalism class. Re: Sorenson Picture #43 The caption should read, "I was a communist for the FBI." -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Denis SULLIVAN ('62) Re: Julius_Caesar_Picture I'm #9. I think my only line was, "Hail Caesar." Bob RECTOR ('62)was J. C.; Gery SCHIRADO ('62) was Marc Anthony. Gery reminds me that Mary Dean MIDDELL ('62) was originally to be the Student Director, but the original girl cast as Cleopatra got sick and Mary Dean took over the role. Don't know who the original Cleo was. When we moved from Craighill to Marshall, which was in the Chief Jo boundary, I was given the choice to finish Jr. High at Carmichael or move to Chief Jo and since I had been a bit of a clown at Carmichael I decided I needed a fresh start and did ninth grade at Chief Jo. Walking distance was about the same and I got to walk Janet Greiner home from school. -Denis SULLIVAN ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) Re: Another Bomber parent is gone To those who may have known any of the Zangars -- 8 sibs -- oldest to youngest: Rita ZANGAR Mazur ('53... on Richland city council for years), Grace ZANGAR ('55), Sheila ZANGAR ('63), Brenda ZANGAR ('65), Cathy ZANGAR ('70), Terri ZANGAR, Doug ZANGAR ('74) and Rick ZANGAR. Their mom, Ruth Zangar, died a peaceful death on Christmas day. If anyone wants to say a few words to any of the 8 children, I will forward them on. I don't believe that any are hooked up with Sandstorm. I am in close touch with Sheila... and a bit so with Rick, and will make sure any messages get sent to to right Zangar. -Betsy FOX Vance ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babes... the best! I got two hot Bomber-babes with birthdays on December 29, 2010. One I've known Since my Spalding dayz so that would be since second grade (mine) and the other since Chief Jo. The Spalding chick lived at one of our hang outs. The Chief Jo babe didn't know I existed even tho I went with her little sis ('67). The Chief Jo babe and I hooked up years later and spent some wonderful times in Southern California together. The Spalding Babe is high on my list of super-babes to remember. The Chief Jo babe is gone but never forgotten. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Janice BEARDSLEY ('63) and Kathy WERSEN ('64-RIP)!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill WINGFIELD (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: NANCY WINGFIELD ('55) PICTURE Laura, in your 12/24 entry to the Sandstorm, you stated that in the December 16th edition when Don Sorenson sent Fun pictures. In pic #12 Ginger ROSE Reed ('55) is at the desk and Nancy WINGFIELD ('55-RIP) is standing on the right side. I have gotten a little behind on my Sandstorm, but was very pleased to see that you found a pic of my lovely belated Aunt Nancy WINGFIELD Grey ('55-RIP). She was so beautiful. My favorite Aunt who I still miss very much. She was such a classy lady. Thank you so much, Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) -Bill WINGFIELD (BRC '67) ~ Santa Fe, NM **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Mike FRANCO ('70) -- After reading my previous dribble as a response to Mike FRANCO ('70), I am obliged to clarify. He stated... "And so what if the Class of 1970 had more Benton-Franklin County parole officers assigned to it than any other class in its time?"... I was just trying to say, that the previous Bomber classes provided the opportunity and the foresight for law enforcement to properly budget and provide the resources... I'm sure all the parents had a corresponding jump in taxes to help that budget. SO... by the time the Class of '70 was around, I'm sure your statement is true, and you, indeed, had more parole officers assigned to you. From the Drag Races of the 1950s... through the Bonfires and Dances of the 1960s... we all had a part in making sure you all had the proper supervision whilst you were out of sight of your parents. But, alas... no matter how hard we try sometimes... I am sure some juvenile delinquents got through and actually graduated from your class. Hopefully, this has helped clear up the confusion... take your time. -Dwight CAREY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Bill BEEM ('56) ~ 1938 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/30/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber funeral notice today: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GANT ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) The attorney to call is Anne Block. 206-326-9933 She used to work for DOL, processing these claims and got fed up with the way things were going so went out on her own to now represent those filing claims. She knows the system and the people and how to get things done. She gets 2% of the first claim and 10% of any additional claims. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) And now, for the last tip of the ol' propeller beanie of 2010 (and the last of the oughts, by the way) which will go to fellow classmember and all round nice guy (even though he looked like a used car salesman at our 45th) Phil GANT ('54). Ya coulda been a contender, Phil, if ya wasn't held back by yer brudder. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in very soggy Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers are saying maybe snow, but not quite to the valley floor. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) I would like to thank all the alumni who purchased the Columbians (Year Books) The Cougars and the Warriors that were so graciously donated by Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60). The money it raised goes to the RHS Club 40 Scholarship Fund. We have the '63, '64, and '65 Warriors left and '56, '57, '58, '61, '62, '63, '64 & '65 Cougars. Your donations are so greatly appreciated. Thanks So Much, -Pete OVERDAHL ('60) ~ Richland, Home of the Bombers **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Julius Caesar I think #20 is Rick SMOLEN ('62). -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Funeral Notice >>Jan NUSSBAUM Sinderson ('55) ~ 1937 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/31/2010 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ellen FOLEY ('59), Barbara SESLAR ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grace DeVINCENTIS ('50wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne WALLACE ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug HILDEBRANT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary GRIGG ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mikel BOATMAN ('99) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Sugar Bowl [1/4/2011] Off to the Sugar Bowl........... go HOGS. -Don LYALL ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) How about them Dawgs? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in slightly freezing Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ellen FOLEY Pope ('59) Re: William Thomas Foley Passing 12/20/10 Dear Bomber Friends... Just a simple notice to let everyone know that my father, William T. Foley, of Kennewick passed away in his own bed on December 20th at the age of 98. He was a resident of the Tri-Cities for over 60 years and had a good life. His greatest focus was his family and the Masons and the Columbia Basin Shrine Club. He is resting now with my mother at Mueller's Desert Lawn in Kennewick - ceremony was Christian and with full Masonic Rites. He loved the Tri-Cities and my mom.., who he is now with. Any remembrances should be made in his name to the Shrine Children's Hospital in Spokane, WA My family and myself will be returning to Southern California just in time for some more RAIN! Regards, -Ellen FOLEY Pope ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon (DAY CHANGE) WHEN: MONDAY January 3 2011 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Jackson's in Richland (formerly The Gas Light). Spouses and friends are welcome. Please join us. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the YEAT. Please send more in 2011. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` November, 2010 ~ January, 2010