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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ April, 2011
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/2011 ~ APRIL FOOLS' DAY Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber memorials today: Cheryl MORAN ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67) plus Re: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) -- TCH 03/31/2011 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed MITCHELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WEDBERG ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve MINOR ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cheryl MORAN Fleming ('66) I recently read in the Economist magazine an article on Richland, and how well it has survived the recession. A new "Coach Store" has opened up there selling high-priced handbags. Is anyone, living among the mushroom cloud, buying one of their $800 purses? Or will this shop be short-lived? Just wondering. Richland weathers recession - The Economist [If you read this make sure to read the comments; the article ain't so hot, the comments are great! --Richard] -Cheryl MORAN Fleming ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger ~ The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 Re: Looking for Nurses Dear Bombers Here is the right info for nurses to send or they can call too. Professional Case Management 1600 Emerson Street Denver, CO 80218 877.577.8845 Fax Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger ~ The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Re: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) TCH article (Thursday, March 31, 2011): "Boeing exec shares story with Tri-City Chamber" Jim ALBAUGH ('68) regales TC CofC **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Janie MORAN Snodie - Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2011 >>Lowell HANSON - Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Tom TRACY ('55) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CORYELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail FRANZ ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) To: Deputy Editor Richard ANDERSON ('60) Re: The Economist article about Hanford (sent to the Sandstorm by Cheryl MORAN Fleming ('66)) Richland weathers recession - The Economist Richard, Your recommendation to read the Hanford Clean Up Report, blogs, and analyses, was compelling. It made me want to find out how many people had been maimed, killed, or left drooling in some back alley by the nuclear waste. Dealing with any kind of waste is a major task. Seems like no one knows what should be done next. I got interested in dealing with waste ... and water ... and wound up dealing with "both ends of the food chain" ... purified water and waste water. At first I was interested in the waste disposal because Mr. Henrich, our RHS chemistry teacher took me aside in the Spring of '55, my senior year and said, "You ought to consider a college that can give you background to help clean up nuclear waste ... it's going to be an important field." I appreciated his advice, although it didn't sound that exciting, practical, or prudent at the time. Secondly, I was interested, because my father, who was a painter in the 300 Area, had recently come home very frustrated with the scientists who were gathered in the far end of a large meeting room. Their leader told him and his colleagues to not worry about disturbing them ... to go ahead with their work ... so they did. The discussion by the scientists and engineers was: how in the world are we going to get rid of all of this waste? They knew they couldn't/shouldn't/wouldn't toss it in the river ... or deliver it to the ocean! I knew it was a frustration for Dad ... because all of the kids' dads in Richland knew that secrets at Hanford were kept secret ... and for him to talk about it to me was extraordinary. The most exasperating items for him were some of the ideas. Before asking for suggestions, the leader had posted large sheets of lined paper ... like our kindergarten teachers used to do ... all around the room. Then the most unacceptable thing occurred. The wildest ideas he ever heard were shouted out ... and each one not only was left "unchallenged", but actually written on the sheets. One idea that really topped his list was: "Let's send the stuff into outer space." That was the one that caused me to hear discouraging words ... and warning me to never, ever get involved with such a dead end profession! "You know I'm not supposed to talk to you about what happens out in the Area." Yes, I did, for sure ... and I never told a soul ... not even Mom. I was still curious and asked about what happened later. At the next meeting, the leader went through idea by idea and asked them to prioritize the ones they thought most acceptable. Once prioritized, they were listed on a single sheet ... the rockets to outer space were still listed, but low on the nuclear totem pole of waste transportables list, since Mr. Godard's ideas were still a few years off. The "brainstorming" ... without criticism ... had shortened the process without the delays ... stalls typically caused by arguments heightened by egos and prolonged by pride. A process not yet learned by many organizations. The next day many had forgotten, from such a long list, whose idea it was anyway. Years later, my father and I discussed it ... he smiled and said, "You know ... it might have been the best idea of all!!!" Dad's gone now. I sure miss him. He and I learned a good lesson from those bright men. Maybe the scientist John Hunter at "Larry Livermore's Lab" with the big new Outta Site Cannon should get the job ... fire all that stuff out into space ... point it toward the 'sun' ... and tell Ol' Sol ... it's some of his vacationing relatives ... and to welcome 'em ... or let 'em sneak in the back door after dark?! Hey, it might work. Check it out at Quicklauncher Space
... and once all the stuff's gone, come back and replant all the fruit trees along the Columbia River near Hanford. Richard's comment took me to another incident I got into during a presentation with Boeing, after being invited to share one of my two "accidental" aircraft water and wastewater treatment patents (most patents are usually "accidents" discovered while some crazy guy is trying to solve another problem than the one he's working on). They were particularly interested in the one that purifies wastewater (brought onboard by passengers!), then uses it only for re-flushing the lavs in airplanes ... and discharges the "excess" purified water from the aircraft at altitude, minimizes the water needed to upload before takeoff ... thus lightening the takeoff weight considerably, and reducing the number of times per day waste has to be dumped ... especially for multi-hop flights by small aircraft. The important value of the "H2Overboard" System, however, is to ensure that the lav is never closed due to insufficient holding tank capacity or overflows! Anyway, one Boeing engineer missed part of the presentation by arriving late, but couldn't wait to start an argument ... by demanding, "How much does that thing weigh on a 747 or 777?" I told him 45 pounds. Then he roared, "Do you know what it costs to fly a pound of weight for the lifetime of these aircraft?" "Yes I do," I said and started to continue ... but his boss elbowed him in the ribs and said, "Hey, Reynolds, the guy is giving us a 2,400 pound weight reduction -- maybe we can give him 45 or 50 or even 100 lbs -- Every Time The Plane Takes Off - - maybe we should listen to the rest of the presentation before we ask questions." I'll never forget that V.P. or Tom Reynolds ... The V.P. also whispered ... 2,400 lbs is the weight 10 extra passengers ... on every flight. We became long-time friends. They both often jokingly asked, "Hey, did you ever find out how much it costs to fly that pound of weight?" They helped me find sources for components to complete my drinking water purification system ... for onboard bottled water "H2Onboard" ... and at future meetings, FDA tests, supported the development of another patent, an Aircraft Water Mist Fire Suppression System, linked to all onboard water systems ... and designed to immediately use all of the drinking water supply for cabin and cockpit ... with a sensor-actuated valve in each spray head that senses heat, sprays/re-senses and halts when temperatures fall below combustion levels to conserve water supplies ... and after the potable water is used ... and use a unique power source to push the water through the filters, carbon nanotubes and other components without the use of electricity. In a meeting a few years ago with David HINSON ('51), in Sun Valley, Idaho, he said, "I wish we could have had those installed during my term as FAA Administrator in D.C ... it would have handled the Value Jet fire with the purified water spray into the cargo bay." The Value Jet fire was caused by "overhead oxygen" generator replacement cartridges for the "drop-down emergency breathing masks ... they had been tossed into a box for delivery to Atlanta ... they spilled out on takeoff and ignited ... burned for 5 minutes ... like a roadside flare, set two spare tires on fire. Just the same, flying's still much, much safer than most other kinds of transportation. And Richard, about the new "Nuclear COACH Handbags" hoisted at the old Hallmark Hall ... those $800 babies aren't handouts ... for sure! I have a call into the Chairman of Wal-Mart ... he needs to buy a few thousand of them and put them up for sale at Wal-Mart stores in the Tri-Cities ... for $8.00 each. (A loss leader!) ... just to get everyone back to WallyWorld Reality. The richest of the rich ... will never be able to convince their elite ladies in the "Sin & Suffer" Social Circles ... that the Handy Handbag wasn't a Wal-Mart Special ... so for a while ... we can hum a little verse of The Rich Get Richer and The Poor Get Poorer ... and "In The Meantime, In between time ... ain't we got fun?!" Bomber Bests to All -Tom Tracy ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Need smartphone Input ASAP! To all Bombers with smartphones: My work is going to (finally) start taking me to Richland Thursday evening through Sunday morning each week as of 4/21. Although a smartphone with all its apps is not much good out here at the farm (can't use the web-based stuff -- can make/receive calls and send/receive messages), it would be a WONDERFUL asset for me in view of the conditions/situations in which I will be working in Richland. Therefore, for the first time, I am considering buying a smartphone. I am with Verizon, and the three I have under consideration (all with Android operating systems) are: 1. ThunderBolt by HTC 2. Droid X by Motorola 3. Droid 2 Global by Motorola Need to make my decision Saturday or Sunday -- so any input anyone can offer... PLEASE DO! Many thanks. And I look forward to seeing you guys in Richland over the upcoming weeks and months! (Irene Hays, this for sure means you -- FINALLY!) -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, Idaho ~ 71 degrees of spring today. Great fencing weather!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Rosalie LANSING ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie HUTCHINSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'ROURKE ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch Socials Hey Bomber Friends, This post is a report on our recent lunch on February 19 and an INVITE to join us for our next Portland/Vancouver Area Lunch Social. February 19th we met at Beaches Restaurant on the river in Vancouver. As usual, we had a great visit and we didn't even argue politics this time. Our friends included Doug GUINN ('62) and his wife Linda; Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55); Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) and Denny Hoban (Hubby); Kathy LAMB Brown ('62) and Larry Brown (another Hubby); Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) and Gary Dunphy (another Hubby); Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63); my wife Linda Hemphill and Tom HEMPHILL ('62). As always, the food was great and the conversations lively and humorous. Our next Lunch/Social: PLEASE JOIN US!!! Bomber Lunch Social Portland/Vancouver Area Saturday - April 16, 2011 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM 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 and yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. PLEASE RSVP to: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Photos of the February 19 lunch -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Subject: Hi David RIVERS ('65), here I come David, I was just going back through the archives of March, when I read about your being in Richland for Cool Desert Nights; I will too. I am flying into the Tri-Cities on May 20th, and flying back on June 28th to hot and too humid Weekie Wachee, FL. I will be spending lots of time with kids, grand kids, cousins, girl friends, and with one of my three musketeers group. Judy PFHOL Bagley ('63) and her husband Dale, and Micki LUND Anderson ('63) and her husband Doug. My son Ty, and my oldest granddaughter, and the one that we got to raise because her mother was just too young (15). She is living there too. She has been working for PNNL for two weeks now and is an executive assistant to 19 scientists and 23 interns. She said "oh how lucky" she was. I, of course, know better. I do know one thing for sure: there is no luck really. It is a blessing from above. I have had more of those than I can tell here. However, there are many, many blessings. So anyway, my dear friends, this is so exciting. Having survived my 6th brain surgery on August 20th of 2011; and this is the 2nd week that I have been back to what I call normal. I also had serious colon by-pass surgery 3 months before we moved down and way over here to Weekie Wachee. Home of the famous Swimming Mermaids. We had 9 tornadoes touch down on Thursday, March 31, in the Tampa area We got 5 inches of rain, one tree fell on one of our fences, and we had leaks in our roof, requiring three (very large) buckets to handle the flow. and THUNDER, THUNDER, and LIGHTENING so loud it -- like I said before -- tore you right off the floor. OMG, I am not a tropical gal! I want to go home!!! So my man says, "You bet honey, this one is on me for sure." I am coming home for a long overdue visit. See you all there, my dear friends and loves. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh Well so far so good... I just sent a blank b-day wish to the SS... guess I'd better try again... I see I missed Gail FRANZ' ('64) special day on the second... .no gold star on that one! Now people are getting smart phones and all kinds a stuff and I can't even do a Sandstorm entry right... this is pitiful... I have noticed that both Jimbeaux ('63) and ML ('63) are sending their emails from "my IPad" what the heck does that mean???????? I'm gonna start calling my computer "Bosco" for the old cartoon (the only one we got when we got our TV back in '58) so don't be surprised when my emails say: "sent from my Bosco"... I kin be jest as computer savvy as the next guy... Tom Tracy ('55) intrigued me with his teacher's advise to get into clean up... I know lots of you got along very well with the teachers... then there were those of us that... well... .it wasn't a match made in heaven I guess you could say... After Francis Coelho in Kineegarden is was pretty much down hill for me... he and I kept in touch tho and he tutored me in art thru Jr Hi... kinda handy cuz he lived tight across from the Beav ('65)... The only other teacher with whom I ever had what might be called a conversation was in my Sr. Year when the boy's counselor suggested that I might wish to become facile in pottery and sell it on the Yakima Rez... didn't have the heart to tell him I was Apache... my visits with Uncle Tom never qualified as conversations as they were entirely one sided... "turn in your books"... but today is a good bud's birthday (April 3, 2011) so that's where I'm headed with this little piece... As I recall, his rapport with teachers was about as good as mine... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gary "Stump" (is Stump his maiden name?) O'ROURKE ('66)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) I was reading my morning paper and it always has birthdays listed for famous people. Our own, Larry CORYELL ('61) was the 2nd one on yesterday's list as they go from oldest to youngest. I thought that was pretty neat. Have a great Sunday everyone. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's raining once again, but what else is new? ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Patti JONES ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan NELSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, April 9, 2011 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: David Rivers ('65) Re: Got so cited almost forgot what I wuz gonna say! When I heard Rosalie ('63) say she was coming to Richland in June I almost jumped outa my skin... can't wait, can't wait, can't wait... I'm sorry I just love that Rosalie LANSING ('63).. uh... oh crap... now I got myself in hot water... having so many loves can be a little trubelsom now and then... I mean speshally if ya publisize it like I do... Feel like Dobie Gillis... all I need is a Maynard G. Krebs ta hang around with... I am very happy she is gonna be there tho... and I personally know at least TWO Bomber-babes that ain't coming cuz they are afraid they are gonna get reps........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Speaking of reps, somebody needs to tell Paula Jill LYONS ('64) she has a virus again... either that or she is very needy to get ahold a me... don't worry out there... I didn't open any a her emails... when they start coming like that I know she's caught something again! Wonder what sites she's.... oh never mind... none a my dang bees wax... OK... there is a point to this... other than drooling over Rosalie (which is not a bad way to pass the time I might add)... We got a Bomber-babe birthday on April 4, 2011 to celebrate (wow... Rosalie's is this month and three a them W girls too)... This cute babe got snatched by one a them big time '63 guys so the rest of us were outa luck I must say... but she's still one a my favorite babes so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) and if that Buddha buddy you married ain't treatin' you right girl... uh well he better be is all I can say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Dave HANTHORN ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary MASSEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) Well, well, well, the Huskies win the NCAA championship and W.S.U. won the NIT championship, who'd have thunk it? -Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) from wet, windy, and cool Mercer Island, where only the daffodils think it's spring. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Lindsay Lohan = Sharon Tate ('62wb-RIP) (:-( Lindsay Lohan to do Sharon Tate? A sad day for Richland Bombers. Movie proposal about Manson massacre Re: 10/12/1964 Anyone remember this game in Richland? 1964 NBA Game: Lakers v Warriors -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: nuther birthday for April they just keep coming... Bomber kids are just the best. Too cool... today I gotta call from Lyman's ('65) daughter, Diana ('02), the Lawyer... just too darn cool... Brian JOHNSON ('65) called yesterday too to ask about the health of several of our friends... I was able to tell him that Steve SIMPSON ('65) called to report he is having to take chemo less often these days... I just hope all you boyz n girlz are keeping healthy as possible... we gotta keep our ranks strong cuz We are the BOMBERS mighty, mighty BOMBERS... so today, April 5, 2011 one a them Bomber-babes from '64 is having her special birthday. Hope she is enjoying being back in her home town. It was nice to see her at the R2K+10 and I hope to see her in June when soooooooooo many of us will be getting together... of course except those two girls afraid of their reps I mentioned yesterday and just may mention a few more times before June! Oh I am sure I will mention them a few more times before June... One I'll mention on April 22 for sure... But today it is HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mary MASSEY ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) I don't know if this is the correct place to ask my question, but I will give it a try. I graduated in 1968 from Col-Hi and I remember a song from either that year or from 1967 that I have not been able to find any reference to at this time. I don't remember the name of the song, the name of the musicians or the name of the artist who wrote it. Hopefully, someone else will remember it with a much better memory than my own. The song was by a group that I believe was from Japan. It was a fairly risque song that sounded clearly like women in orgasm. So, my question is, does anyone else remember this song or is it just my perverted memory and mind. Any help would be appreciated. -Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Barbara STOOKESBERRY Long - Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Steve CARSON ('58) Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Greg ALLEY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Barbara and Kathy BERKELEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacqueline TALLANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve KING ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy RAEKES ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON, Championship Class of '58 Re: Deputy Editor Richard's complaints about the weather. We in Chicago feel sorry for you. That global warming is really screwinig things up. We had a couple of months at 10 and under, and 28' of snow on the ground for months. We too are ready for spring. -Steve CARSON, Championship Class of '58 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) To: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Songs from the '60s Jim, if you remember anything from the '60s, then you failed to participate. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Thanks for sending those two items in the 4-5-11 Sandstorm. Lindsay Lohan portraying Sharon Tate ('61wb-RIP) doesn't seem right at all. Everything I've read in this daily rag (as Richard calls it tells me of the character of Sharon Tate growing up here and besides her looks what a fine person she was. Everything we read daily about Lohan and her family tells us the opposite of that. Maybe she will do a good job or it may be about her tragic death, but I hope they recast the part. There are so many movies out there maybe it will be a big production or in the discount bin at Wal*Mart. Thanks also for sending the picture of that program as my dad took me to that game and I remember a bunch of the stars did not make the trip to Richland; but, I do remember seeing Elgin Baylor. That game and some of the first big games at Art Dawald gym hooked me for life on Bomber basketball and the sport itself. The old gym was okay but the new big gym was bigger than life to me. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ in the big wind tunnel known as Richland. Spring is here but a few days of non-wind would be good. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) Clif EDWARDS ('68), Stephen LEWIS ('69) Theresa Hammer, Hanford Resource Center BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Anne LAUBY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda PHILLIPS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa DYKEMAN ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: My 4th of July After 7 years of Dutch Harbor, AK for the 4th of July, I am making a change this year. Jackie has graciously agreed to be the pyro at Dutch for us for J4. I will still design that display and do all the layout diagrams and firing order. I have an exquisite and well-trained crew at Dutch. She has been there 4 times over the 4th with me and will have no trouble getting it done. I will still go to Dutch for New Year's. But something came up for J4 that I just could not pass up. I was informed yesterday that the City of Everett, WA has accepted our proposal for fireworks for their 4th of July. This will be a very large barge-fired display. Over 1500 shells. So, I will personally pick the pyro product, design the display, and supervise the crew setting it up and getting it fired. Total budget is $50K, so it will be a really grand 4th. Bombers in the Everett area will see a great display on the 4th. For viewing the display I reccommend the long park on the bluff, or, down at the marina for a close up position. If you go to the marina, go EARLY and take lunch and dinner or you likely will not get in. Probably have to be early at the park too. If any want to be really close, I am recruiting for crew members. I have some but can use another 3-5 people. Those interested should contact me off this net. I will be using casual labor for the heavy work getting materials on and off the barge. The barge will be tied to a dock for the set-up and loading process. This will be a several-day set-up so even 1-2 days help will be welcome. We will feed the crew lunch every day (and dinner on the 4th) and there is budget for some crew pay. Email me. "Happiness is the sky in bloom." -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office on a dark and rainy day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: Bombers Rule Don't have a real topic so I just figured Bombers Rule is always in style. Got a note from a girl from the class of '63, which sounded from the content that she mighta thunk I was talking about her and her running mate when I mentioned those two girls who are terrified of getting a rep by showing up too often when the '65ers (fka Sorry 7) do their yearly trek to Richland to turn 16 again and just get silly... seems she was worried I might mention names... now you kids who know me are fully aware that I would never tell anything about any kid from Richland that would place them in a bad or false light... I have it on good authority that I am the kindest spirited kid you would ever want to know (I think Mom said that about me before I turned five... after that I think she pretty much changed her mind)... case in point... the other day was Brian JOHNSON's ('65) birthday... did anyone hear me mention anything about the time we were running from the fuzz or some irate cherry tree owner and Beej (who had just grown overnight from 3'2" to 6'6") slammed his head into a clothes line pole and was all but knocked out (big scar)? Or the time he was ice skating at BENOLIEL's ('65 '66) and his legs just started sliding apart till he fell flat on his face (nuther scar)... no way... that's just not my style... so these two girls have nothing to fear from me... but after June, you may wanna go into the boyz bathroom at the Town Crier or Two Bits and check out the listings "for a good time call... "... Oh yeah... got a kick outa Tom HEMPHILL's ('62) note on the '60s... I've got a great USMC t-shirt that I think I sent to several Bomber Marines as well that says "I don't remember the '60s cuz I was doin' time in the Nam". David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) To: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Mystery song Jim, I do recall the song but not the words or "who done it". I think it was the summer of '67 and we were on the river in a buddy's boat and had been, you know, ingesting some stuff and that song came on the old portable battery radio. Then I lost track ... So I obviously participated in the '60s. Peace, Clif -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ~ from Vancouver, WA. Don't gripe to me about weather! We have broken every bad-weather record known to man here. More rain, colder temps, more rain, colder temps, snow, more rain, one hour of sunlight, more rain. You get the idea. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephen LEWIS ('69) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) and Greg ALLEY ('73) I remember the NBA exhibition basketball game in 1964; Curtis ZWEIFEL ('70) and I sat in the front at one of the ends of the court. Wilt was not there, although Alex Hannum, the Warriors coach, talked about him in his little speech. I remember seeing Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Nate Thurmond, Guy Rogers, and Rudy LaRusso. Not sure about Tom Meschery or Al Attles. -Stephen LEWIS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer, Assistant Mgr, Hanford Resource Ctr Re: EEOICPA Law Changes for Hanford workers! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimants meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford or PNNL, please contact us for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): 1) Surviving spouse 2) Children of the worker 3) Parents of the worker 4) Grandchildren of the worker 5) Grandparents of the worker As of April 4th over $752,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center, toll-free at 888-654-0014 email: -Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager, Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/2011 Dateline: Richland Well I got into a bit of trouble with both Maren and Suzie about a flip answer I sent to Suzie yesterday. Anyway, I have decided to run a little contest ... see details at Suzie's entry, below. -- Richard ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max CASE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WINGFIELD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) Re: Question Just curious ... what do the initials "PNNL" mean? -Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA where we are waiting for sunshine .... just like everyone else in WA. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CONTEST -- CONTEST -- CONTEST Lots of people know what "PNNL" refers to when it comes to Richland; but, what else could the initials stand for? My proposal for a possible meaning is "Perpetual Never-Never Land" (referring to "tea partiers" and their state of mind and/or where they live). Anyway, send in your proposal. I'll publish those which sound "right" and give a prize for the best one. Add a short (you know ... not very long) explanation if necessary. Rules: 1) limited to four "real" (in a dictionary) words -- no hidden "of's", "for's", "the's", etc. 2) your name and class year; e.g., Fred The FURIOUS ('19) or Angelica COULDADONEBETTER Furious ('23) --Richard **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Speaking of basketball, I recall a couple of teams whose games I went to. One was in the early '70s. My dad worked for BNW and they took a bus or two to Seattle during a day off school for a Seattle Supersonic v Golden State Warriors game (may have still been called San Francisco Warriors) and Seattle whopped the Warriors good, seems like it was something like 146 to 101 or thereabouts. Does anyone recall the team that played their home games at Dawald gym? It seems they were in the CBA or some such league. They were called the Lumberjacks (I think) and Weitzel (drawing a blank on his first name) was the head coach. My younger brother, Howard ('72-RIP) went to several of the games. Oh, those were the days. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it hit 32 Thursday morning, where oh where is spring? ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff today: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65) (twice!) Theresa Hammer, Hanford Resource Center BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SETBACKEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere SMYTH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy WEIHERMILLER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: PNNL Richard: Pacific Northwest National Laboratories -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Federal Way (Where we can't shake loose from winter.) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) I doubt this is right, but the team at Humboldt State University in Arcada, CA is named the Lumberjacks. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Still waiting for our house to sell so we can move back up to WA. The skies are blue today :):), but oh so cold!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Two down and two ta go I have no clue what PNNL stands for either! Two Bomber-babes havin' b-days on April 9, 2011! One from my class with a very famous last name (almost common too... geez as it occurs to me... her name can probably be found in the check in registers of about 3/4s of all the motels in the country if not the whole wide world -- misspelled of course)... the other is a girl I've known for years, tho sometimes she won't admit it... guess that's another one of those things that's common too... I'm sure a whole buncha kids have said "never heard of him" once in a while... BUT... the second girl puts me half way to a gold star... now... is my gold star glass half full or half empty... good question... all I know is a miss is as good as a mile in the gold star gathering so It's all or nuthin... pressure is back on... so I'd best get this little piece sent off so I don't risk it not being sent. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tere SMYTH ('65) and Cathy WEIHERMILLER Miller('66)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) [and six and a half hours later]: Re: PS Here I'm trying to make sure I don't miss any a them "W" girls and I blow it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my fellow Marine who I just know wishes he had this manly bod of mine (as Jimbeaux ('63) says "the skinny kid with the rolled up cut-offs, converse and toothpick")... Gary "the Bod" SETBACKEN ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) agin **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer, Assistant Mgr, Hanford Resource Ctr Really busy yesterday [4/7/2011] with calls and emails due to the Sandstorm. I like that. Re: EEOICPA Update! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimants meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford or PNNL, please contact us for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): 1) Surviving spouse 2) Children of the worker 3) Parents of the worker 4) Grandchildren of the worker 5) Grandparents of the worker As of April 4th over $752,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center, toll-free at 888-654-0014 email: -Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager, Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Tony DURAN ('55) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma CULVERHOUSE ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: My brother, Eugene "Gene" DURAN ('56) Shame ... oh shame ... on me!!! I forgot to let my brother's Bomber friends know that Gene had his birthday on April 6th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO! He suffers from Advanced Bulbar Palsy and is not able to talk. He lives in Kennewick and I hope you all will keep him in your thoughts and prayers. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Theartis WALLACE ('63-RIP) Editorial section of the 4/8 Tri-City Herald about Theartis Wallace: CBC Athlete Theartis Wallace Remembered Bomber tears, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) To: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: PNNL Sorry, Curt, it is Pacific Northwest National LABORATORY. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** lumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha FELTS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) and Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: PNNL You are both right. Curt said "Pacific Northwest National Laboratories" and Patti said "Pacific Northwest National Laboratory". The name used is dependent on the source of the contract (e.g., DOE, DOD, private firm, etc.). According to the corporate structure, PNNL is "Laboratories" when entering into some contracts, and "Laboratory" when entering into others. It's rather complicated, and is complicated further by the fact that people who work in a given section of PNNL that enters entirely (or nearly so) into one type of contract may never have experience with being referred to as the other entity (i.e. Laboratories vs. Laboratory). Thus many people within the company itself don't even know of the two names! This all probably accounts for the reason that many/most people just refer to it as "Battelle" or "PNNL". Battelle is the private firm that operates PNNL (both 'arms'). -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm Idaho - where yesterday [Friday] was the first dry day in a long while. So instead of working on taxes, I spent the day mowing pastures on the tractor. WAY more fun! And had to be done, since the rain is supposed to start again today [Sunday] or tomorrow [Monday] :-( ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/2011 ~ NOT Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: McGregor FOX ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McCLELLAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron HOLLOWAY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan BELLISTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie SMITHWICK ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FOWLER ('76) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) & Sally FOLEY ('56) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: A past item What are these sixities things that people keep referring to? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ waiting for the next monsoon in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: English Mastiff Puppies Our beautiful Grand Champion Eximius Regal Shelby will be having a C-Section to deliver the 8 to 12 puppies she is carrying. She is huge. She normally weighs 208 lbs. and with all the puppies is up to 248 lbs. Mastiffs are not high-energy dogs and often run out of energy when giving birth to puppies. That is why we are doing a C-Section. I am also sending a picture of her in "Show" condition. She finished 2010 as the number 15 ranked Mastiff and the number 2 female Mastiff. -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) ~ From sunny Sahuarita, AZ where two weeks ago we had above average temperatures in the 90s and last weekend dropped to a high of 44 and are expecting above average temperatures by this weekend back into the 90s. Go figure! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Darla WISE Kennedy ('60) Have tried sending you an e mail at the address that is on your class web site, but it keeps coming back as not a viable address, so am hoping you read the Sandstorm. I have been worrying about your brother, Nester ('63)... haven't heard anything from him in over a month... I know he was going to have hip replacement surgery, but would like to know that he is okay. IF you do read this, please contact me at my e mail address... thanks. Re: cancer Update Woohoo! Just got home from the cancer doctor... cancer is all gone... chances of it returning are nil... this type is very easy to cure and he said it was proven in the chemo and radiation that it is GONE... nowhere to be seen! Won't see him, again, for another 5 months... no more CAT scans, either! Woohoo! Will still see the ENT and have scopes, but those are only every 4 months, so things are GR8!!!!!!!! I am so blessed! Linda REINING ('64) ~ warmer temps are slowly climbing in Bakersfield, CA, but guess I best not be complaining, since I just got such wonderful news. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Steven SANDLIN - Class of 1967 ~ 1949 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Betty BELL ('51), Sara Ann BISHOP ('56) Nadine REYNOLDS ('61), Rosalie LANSING ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin CORLEY ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The Third Friday Dance put on each month by the Richland Seniors Association will be held Friday, April 15, from 1:00 - 4:00pm at the Richland Community Center. Great music for dancing and listening! Cost is $5 at the door and pre-packaged finger foods are welcome but not required. The EASY SWING BAND plays our kind of music! Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) I will be in the Houston area May 2nd and 3rd for a training seminar. Actually, The Woodlands. If there are any Bombers around that would like to get together, I'll be free in the evenings after four. -Sara Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Birth Announcement Hi Everyone - GCH Eximius Regal Shelby and CH Lazy D's Southern Gentleman are the proud parents of 10 Fawn English Mastiff puppies. We have 5 boys and 5 girls. All is well with Shelby and with the puppies. Shelby has been nursing without any problems and the kids are eager eaters. Life is good! -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Hi Bombers, I am so happy and excited for Linda REINING ('64). Know you are on the road. It has been tough on many roads; however, you are a winner, and you have gained your hard-won freedom. Congratulations and a very happy future. To: Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) Congratulations to you and your most gorgeous champion. I have show-grade West Highland Whites but have never wanted to show. It is too hard of a road and much too expensive for me to justify. Good for you and your precious champion. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David Rivers ('65) Re: I just love good news and Bomber-babes Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for Linda REINING ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XXXOOO as always my dear! What great news... we need more like that... well today I'm gonna be 2/3s of the way to a gold star... now if I don't mess up on the 22nd I'm home free... woooo hooo! Oh before I forget, My ilugitamet Son asked me to give you some good news he got the other day (the bad news is his ancient cat had to be put down last Thursday... my phone was off as usual and he hadda leave a message on my phone and wanted me to call him before he went to the Vet... I missed it... felt bad)... He called yesterday and couldn't stay on the line long because he is still broken up... losing pets is the pits... Anyway, Terence Paul Angel DAVIS Knox aka Sgt. Zeke ('65) (I can never use the name Knox without thinking of Jackson KEENEY ('65) at R2K yelling across the grassy meeting area at the old DI: "If you were gonna change yer name why didn't you change it to someone famous like Ray STEIN ('64)!") has received an offer from a young man who began corresponding with T when he was a boy about his Father, a Viet-vet or casualty, to narrate a documentary with an all expenses paid trip to Vietnam sometime the first of 2012. Naturally T said he wouldn't go without me but in a push he will. I declined. I know some guys feel that the trip brings closure to their lives... since I can't even go to the Wall I'm not inclined to join him... I already had an all expenses trip there and once is enough for me (tho the first thing I did when I got home was to sign up to go back... go figure as HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) says)... So I dun my duty and reported T's good news... now for my third leg to the gold star... today (April 14, 2011) is Myra WEIHERMILLER's ('67) Birthday... do you know that years ago I had to look at the W name to spell it right... kinda just trips off the old keyboard now days so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Myra on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) ~ (In the middle of the flashing lights of a migraine so if my spelling is worse than normal... forgive me!) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill HENRY - Class of 1963 ~ 1944 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) & Ginger ROSE ('55) Nadine REYNOLDS ('61), Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Linda REINING ('64), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CARPENTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mickey LYNCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy DeHART ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) We, Jack ALEXANDER ('55) and Ginger ROSE Reed Alexander ('55), would like to share with our '55 classmates and friends from other classes that we were married on April 7, 2011, in Salt Lake City, UT and are now living in Gilroy, CA. It was at the reunion this past September that we got reacquainted and so are happy to say thanks to all those who have planned the reunions and kept the Bomber website going all these years. There are too many of you to name here but please know that we appreciate all your hard work and many hours spent keeping all of us "Bombers" in touch. Also, a special thanks to those of you who have already heard about our marriage and sent emails -- we have enjoyed hearing from you. Jack and Ginger Alexander -Jack ALEXANDER ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Birth Announcement & New Puppies Hi Everyone - GCh Eximius Regal Shelby and Ch Lazy D's Southern Gentleman are the proud parents of 10 Fawn English Mastiff puppies. We have 5 boys and 5 girls. All is well with Shelby and with the puppies. Shelby has been nursing without any problems and the kids are eager eaters. Life is good! -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER, Class rep for 1962 Re: Missing Classmates 1962 These classmates are still missing. Linda BEMENT Petterson, David BELL, Herbert E BLEVINS, Carol BUCHANAN Krinke, Doug BURNS, Barry DAHL, Lesie Lang Dalton, Ron DYKES, Ken ELLIOTT, Roger FARBER, Magaret GIBSON Tucker, Patricia HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Richard HENDERSON, Mike HOLCOMB, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHART, Jerry LIDDELL, Richard LLOYD, Doug LUKENS, Ben MILES, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Steve SCHELL, Rod SHANKS, Martha SHIPMAN Reed, Margret SMITH, Rick SMOLEN, Suzanne TABBERT, Lloyd TAYLOR, Sue TOMLINSON Yount, Pat TRUJILLO Hunter, Laurel VLACIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Linda WHITTAKER, Dave WILSON, Cathy WILSON Ward, Valeree WORKMAN Offerman, Yvonne WRIGHT, Darris YEAGER Please email me or call. Thank you! -Jeff DeMEYER, Class rep for 1962 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Thanks to all who have sent me personal and Sandstorm congrats on my beating cancer. Bombers are truly a "family" and I am proud to be part of this great group! -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Obituary: Irene Alma Larsen Canfield ('36 White Bluffs-RIP) There was a death notice in the Olympian for a White Bluffs graduate. The lady was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and her family settled on a fruit ranch in White Bluffs. She graduated from high school there in 1936. She moved to Olympia to live with her grandfather and met her future husband there. I usually look at obits. as occasionally I'll see a familiar name even though I grew up in Richland. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: The COLE Clan ('52, '55, '63, & '63, '66) Tom VERELLEN ('60), David RIVERS ('65) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken ELY ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara COLE ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony SHARPE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg JOCHEN ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: The COLE Clan ('52, '55, '63, & '63, '66) We want to wish our big sister Barbara COLE Filion ('50) the happiest of birthdays. You are a very special person and are much loved. Patti ('52), Karen '55), Judie and Jackie ('63), John ('66) -The COLE Clan ('52, '55, '63, & '63, '66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) The other day I took a walk in the park, one of the two days that it hasn't rained in the past three months. It does appear to be spring; after all, the flowers wouldn't lie. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey waiting for some kind of real spring weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Kid's Special Day Nuther big kid havin a b-day from the Gold Medal Class a '63. One a my favorite buds from that class... he's always been nice to us little kids which is a good thing cuz our feelings iz very fragile when it comes to what the big kids think of us... It's funny how these b-days are... some people (this kid for one) just pop into my head and I think oh... just so and so many more days till so and so's b-day... I think it is cuz some of my morning meditation books are done by date so I'll say... wow... tomorrow is... etc., etc... yeah I know... big whoop huh? Well you guyz and galz are a big whoop to me so there! I often wonder what it must be like to be from some other town. One of my friends has been wanting to get ahold of some of his old class- mates (I can say old cuz he's not a Bomber)... he finally found a kid on the internet and asked him if he could send him some info from the yearbook... the guy emailed back that they didn't have year books... "just blow and go" the guy said... pretty sad if ya ask me. I've always told people that the kids in my town are like siblings... if one of us gets cut... we all bleed... so nuff of my rambling... gotta yell out a big Bomber HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tony SHARPE ('63) on April 16, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Steve SANDLIN ('67-RIP) One of the truly good guys from our class. Always sad seeing the passing of a classmate. My condolence to Steve's family and friends. To: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) and Ginger ROSE Reed Alexander ('55) I knew there was a reason to not show up at those reunions. I swear, if I saw Barba ... well, nevermind. Okay, just kidding. Congratulations!! Best Wishes. Always nice to see a love story now and then. To: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Thanks for the photos of your English Mastiff. I have lived in Huntington Beach, CA for nine years (on April 17). There are three things of interest that pass and review by the "the corner" (Olive and Main), near the pier, that the Bucks (Starbucks) Geriatric Club I belong to loves viewing -- we had to define our reason for being and give it a name for some unknown reason. BGC is nothing more than local, single, married, and widower men over 55; and women are always welcome. The oldest is Harold (86) and youngest is Katie (25). Our favorite Big Three are: 1) automobiles, principally the American classics, of every type and model ever made; 2) dogs of every breed known to Man, which I have to admit is very interesting, indeed; 3) bikinis of every color and fashion ever made, particularly my personal favorite, European... 1, 2 and 3 not necessarily in that order of preference ... and yes, plenty of beefcake viewing for Katie too. Time passes quickly ... too quickly ... like summertime, for example. To: Linda REINING ('64) You are inspirational for all of us for putting up the good fight, staying positive and winning ... a testament that the word 'cancer' does not mean dead. We can beat it. ALWAYS good to see the '' and maybe someday we can all have another Bomber meeting at the Reagan Library. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/2011 Dateline: Richland Well, it started out innocently enough: To: Deputy Editor (Plenipotentiary), Richard Anderson (60) Re: Scratched cornea? From: Maren Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 23:42:25 -0600 I believe I've scratched my right cornea... "fix time" is less than 24 hours... wanna do tomorrow's Sandstorm??? And then, as can happen sometimes, things went straight to hell. The injury to Maren's right eye was far more serious. Many trips to the eye doctor. And time, much time, the time which heals wounds. But, eventually, her eye got better ... she could wear her contact for extended periods; long enough, now, that she feels confident to work on deadline. So, she wants her Sandstorm back. And, starting with tomorrow's issue, she shall have it back. Welcome back, Kiddo! I have enjoyed doing these 61 issues. I enjoy doing it. I am good at it -- OK, Ricky is vain: he is triple excellently good at it. And I stand at the ready to prepare and send out the "rag" anytime I am needed. -30- --Richard ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JONES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob THOMAS ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VACHE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shari NAPORA ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryJane SMITH ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim JOCHEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Jumbo & Wig DAVIS ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff JANICEK ('88) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: The Space Needle at 50 Today is the 50th anniversary of the ground breaking of the Space Needle. I went to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair (Century 21) and rode the Monorail in. The first thing I went to was the Space Needle, which I found fascinating, spending quite some time at the observation level. They had a small post office there where I bought some post cards and some Space Needle stamps, which I mailed from the Space Needle. In fact, the Space Needle stamp in my stamp collection (which I have not worked on in 30 years or so) is one I purchased in the Space Needle. It was another 20 years before I went up in the Space Needle again, taking my wife and about five-year-old daughter. We have gone up in it a few times since then. I am also including an article about Elvis Presley at the World's Fair. I remember seeing that movie -- "It Happened at the World's Fair" -- at the Uptown Theater. I saw it again a year or two ago on VHS. The Kennewick Library had it, but they don't have VHS movies any more, only DVD. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Seems like yesterday It was 1959, but I remember it to be earlier. I was with my folks at an appliance store over in Pasco which was owned by some friends of theirs... I wasn't interested in the washers and dryers... it was the record rack that caught my eye... Five guys wearing what appeared to be light gray, heavy suits, white shoes and having the time of their lives. He was bent over his keyboard in the cover photo... they were the definition of cool. The album was simply called "The Fabulous Wailers"... what an understatement... The Fleetwoods would beat them to the charts but they were right behind... with two huge hits and ahead of all the other NW bands... even the Ventures... In the beginning, Tall Cool One, Mau Mau and Roadrunner would be my initial favorites but soon his outrageous, rockin' "Dirty Robber" would be my all-time favorite... Their music was always playing at Hi-Spot and up North they would rule the Castle for years... I always remember their version of Louie Louie as having been released in '58, but it wasn't released until 1961. We would dance to that at the roller rink dances and pretty soon it was re-released... now the history of the song is pretty well known, since that band from across the Columbia cut it without learning the words... they were very simple words if you've ever listened to Richard Berry's original version. But that off brand group caused quite a little stir all the way up to Ol' J. Edgar hisself... I ain't gonna argue with you guys on which version was the best... there are some pretty good ones out there... that is unless you cut your teeth on the Wailers' version... but I've always been fond of Paul Revere's version too, which was second (unless you count Berry's... then it was third)... but I can say that I think the version done by the Rice Marching Band may be the worst. Anyway, it was sad to hear that the "Number 1 Wailer" (No matter what Buck may think), Kent Morrill passed away on Friday, April 15, 2011. I will always remember that he was my almost brother-in-law, Bob Middleton's ('63 at 21) best man... now that's damn cool. Thanks to Tom HUGHES ('56) for sending me the article on Kent. -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/11 - I'm BA-ACK!! Did ya miss me? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber memorials today: Bill BERLIN ('56), Grover SHEGRUD ('56) David DOUGLAS ('62), Dave HANTHORN ('63) "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Charlotte NUGENT ('64), Deedee WILLOX ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Rick MADDY ('67) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane WALKER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie CONE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gilbert BLANKENSHIP ('81) TODAY IN HISTORY: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the EIGHTEENTH OF APRIL, in '75; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.... Paul Revere's Ride -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) I have been on the road a lot lately and spent yesterday catching up on 2-3 weeks of the Sandstorm. To: Linda REINING ('64) That was great news, Linda. I used to cringe when I read your reports of the treatments you were going through so this is great news for sure. Re: "Ten Hut", you Jarheads With all due respect to the USMC, allow me a little literary license. Picture this. Boot Camp at Camp P or Lajune, a squad of new recruits and an old battle worn DI (Drill Instructor) and a conversation that goes something like this. (DI) "Alright all of you lily livered stamp lickers, this is the Marine Corp and not some fancy country club. Do any of you jack wagons drink wine?" Only one hand goes up in the third row. (DI) "You actually drink wine? Do I understand that right, you almost Marine?" (Recruit) "Sir, yes sir. I drink only red wine and just one label, sir." (DI) "And I suppose that is Tuity Fruity or some other flowery grape juice?" (Recruit) "Sir, no sir. All my life I have wanted to be a Marine but when I saw this wine I could not help myself. It is called Jarhead Red and made by an ex-Marine in San Olivos, California. It is a deep, full bodied red with a cacophony of flavors finished with a little raw oak the leads to a full bouquet at the end. It even has a depiction of the Marine raising the flag on Mt. Surabachi in War 2, sir." (DI) I have no idea of what you said but if it isn't true, it will take you a hundred years to make PFC. Later in the day the DI found, sure enough, a bottle of Jarhead Red and then smuggled it into the NCO Club. Sitting at the bar with his buddy DIs he ordered a glass of red wine and not the usual bourbon or beer. His fellow DIs looked at him like he was sick and then he said "very full bodied, heavy on the red but with a cacophony of flavors with just a slight finish of oak. The bouquet is amazing." His buddies almost passed out and then he showed them the bottle of Jarhead Red replete with the Marines raising the flag in War 2. True story about the wine at least. Jarhead Red is the real deal and indeed it is grown and bottled in Los Olivos, CA. Check it out on the Web but you real Jarheads do not drink it but put it in the case that all ex-Marines have with their white gloves, maybe their sword, their tunic and dress hat, probably Discharge papers too, and just let it age. Semper Fi. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Rancho Mirage, CA soaking up some sun and unwinding from many hours married to an airline seat. P.S. Did you know that in Scotland there is a brand of scotch called Coast Guard Grand and come in 12, 18 and 24 year aging? Semper Paradus. The Coast Guard has Scotch, the Marines Jarhead Red so what is next? Flyboy Petit Sarah? Up, up and away USAF **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Grover SHEGRUD ('56) Re: The Space Needle at 50 It doesn't seem that long ago that I was driving a dump truck part time and delivered a few loads of fill around the space needles foundation. My wife and daughter and I were at the fair the next year and got to see Elvis moving through the crowds in front of us. So we made it a point to see the movie when it came out. My 4 year old daughter (then) was on the Stan Borason show from the Worlds fair. Neat memories! -Grover SHEGRUD ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) "Mahalo" to both Richard and Maren for giving us all the opportunity to share our memories and experiences through the Alumni Sandstorm. I certainly appreciate being able to keep in touch out here in the middle of the Pacific, even if I seldom have anything to say. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Kaneohe, Hawaii where the $4.40 per gallon cost of gasoline doesn't seem to have had the slightest impact on the amount of traffic on the road... I'm actually looking forward to moving back to Arizona next year!) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: '62 World's Fair in Seattle Netflix has "It Happened at the World's Fair" on DVD for rent. I just ordered it. Amazon has it for sale if you want to buy it. To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Welcome back Hey girl, glad to hear you are feeling better. Was a little worried about my ol' Perkins Avenue buddy. Missed you here at the Alumni SS. To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Louie, Louie Hey David, there ain't no argument. The Fabulous Wailer's version was the BEST by far. Those usurpers from Portland were okay, but they not only didn't get the words right, they didn't even get the BEAT right when they ripped the song off from the Wailers. Don't believe it? Ask "Pitts" ('63), he'll tell you. In the meantime, we all mourn the passing of Kent Morrill (RIP). Long live Rock 'n' Roll. -Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) ~ from Mercer Island, WA where we finally had a day without rain (and even a little sunshine). Maybe this rumor about Spring is true after all. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) RIP Wailer #1 Kent Morrill. One of the best vocalists in Rock 'n' Roll history. -Jim Armstrong a big fan -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: I'm ba-ack To: Deputy Editor (Plenipotentiary), Richard ANDERSON ('60) You have been publishing the Alumni Sandstorm since mid February and I extend my thanks to you. You do a great job and many readers are not aware of the fact that without you, there would be no Sandstorm as it is today. You taught me how to do all the online publishing. So, thanks a million for teaching me... and for filling in at the drop of a hat -- and for so long this time, too. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) Maren, I somehow missed hearing about the injury to your eye. I am glad you are recovering and hope there was no permanent damage. It sounds like you are getting better which is good news. Thanks for all the hard work you do on our behalf. -Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Charlotte, YOu didn't miss anything. Richard didn't put that in the Sandstorm because he didn't want to answer a gazillion questions!! Actually, it turned out to be a lot more serious than a simple scratched cornea... it was a corneal abrasion that got infected. Feels good to be able to have my contacts in so I can see. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Yeah! Maren's back. We missed you; welcome back! -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Welcome back, Maren! Glad to hear that your eye has healed and that you can wear your contacts, again, and take over the helm of this wonderful "rag" that keeps us all connected. To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Space Needle/World's Fair I remember going up in the Space Needle in '62... I am terrified of heights and my mom made me stand right in front of her... had nowhere to look but right out that blasted glass elevator!!!!!! I so wanted to be back down on the ground... don't think I stopped shaking til we were back down on the ground! I have never been back up in it... I liked all the other aspects of the World's Fair, though... all the foods from all the different countries... yummmmmm. *grin* As for Elvis' movie, "It Happened at the World's Fair", I have it on DVD and have watched it every time it has been shown on TV... TCM is great for showing Elvis movies during August(the month he died) and in January(his birthday). *grin* Think the best part of that movie is when Kurt Russell kicks his shin. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ it is getting too warm in Bakersfield, CA ... we are due to "hit" 80s today (Sunday) and Monday! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Thank You Note To: Deputy Editor (Plenipotentiary), Richard ANDERSON (60) Thanks, Richard, for holding the fort down while Maren recovered. You kept press and rolled through this entire experience without me even noticing a hitch... well, maybe a hiccup or two. The one thing I do enjoy about you at the helm is you seem to let quite a bit more (compared to Maren) of the drugs, sex, rock-n-roll, religion and politics filter through... but, being from the mid to late '60s and on into the late '70s of my youthful virility, I enjoy a touch of that sometimes... as long as nobody is serious about any of it. All those topics I mention have either almost killed me, particularly the politics, or someone told me after I am dead my new address will be in hell, or was it Baker, CA in July... anyway, wherever that place was they mentioned where they keep you going forever and ever and ever... and ever. I just can't seem to win with those topics; which Maren permits about nil of... so, no loss there. Its been fun, its been real, its been real fun. Thanks, again. Welcome Back, Maren!! -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: birthday greetings To: Shari NAPORA Bennett ('67) Happy birthday a day late, I hope it was a good one. -Betti AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Norma ANDERSON - Class of 1951 ~ 1931 - 2007 >>George RICHARDSON - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), John CAMPBELL ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Tedd CADD ('66) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurel NIELSEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lila JENNE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Lloyd & Linda SWAIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark ROHRBACHER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg WELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deb BOSHER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck SHIPMAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jeff LARSEN & Barbara GILE ('67) 04/19 TODAY IN HISTORY 1775 American Revolution began 1993 Waco 1995 Oklahoma City **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Re: Welcome & Thank You! Welcome back, Maren - we've missed you. We appreciate all you do to keep "our Sandstorm" alive and well! And, Thank You, Richard! You've done a great job, too! -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Bomber Lunch Social We had another fun gathering on Saturday, April 16 at Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver, WA. Present were Bob CARLSON, aka Mike Clowes ('54) and his wife Karyl Carlson, Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and his wife Linda McCabe-Hemphill, Dean ANSON ('62), Bob BERGDAHL ('62), Todd O'MEALY ('62) and his wife Cindy O'Mealy. As always (I never get tired of making this statement), the crew at Beaches was great and the food was wonderful. Larry MATTINGLY brought a hard bound photo book of his travels in 2010. I can't recall all of the places where he had traveled, but I do recall photos of Ireland, Portugal, Alaska, Arizona and Washington. But I know that there were more than that. In addition to the points of interest in the many places that he visited, he had a lot of spectacular photos of some of his best fireworks shows. Larry is a real master. Lola said that the book gave an idea to several for how to save our collections of pictures and make them in more lasting format than in envelopes in boxes. Bob BERGDAHL showed us a magazine with some real cool old cars. He made the statement "only cars with points." At first, Dean and I were not certain what he was referring to, but we learned that Bob only liked old cars with simple, non-electronic ignition. Then after the visit, he showed us his "points-only" '54 lowered, smoooth-running 6 banger, rat-rod Chevy in the parking lot. Dean and I recalled Bob's 1946 Ford that he had in high school. On one icy day in the winter of our senior year, Bob was unable to stop on a slight decline and he ran into another car, seriously crunching the entire front of his beautiful car. He told us that he was able to buy a '41 Ford front end for $10, so his car became a '41/'46 Ford with a small Chevy 265 V-8. That was the smoothest running engine, which is Bob's trademark as a hot rod mechanic. Dean recalled driving to Los Angles with Bob in the '41/'46 Ford shortly after high school graduation. Dean ANSON brought me another blacksmith project. He has an old (I need to get the full story) saw mill blade and a piece of old beat-up, rusty sheet piling. We are going to make a table with iron round bar that is grooved and looks like wood vines. The sheet piling is pretty gnarly, as you can see in the photo. We like gnarly. The photos are the "BEFORE." We will show you the end result when Dean and I get done. We will have a wood grain border and a bunch of wound-around twigs, perhaps a lamp and/or candle sconces. We are not sure what we will end up with. It will depend on the wine. Todd and Cindy O'Mealy volunteered to host our summer picnic again this August. The exact date is not set yet, but it will be at the end of the month, probably the 20th, but don't write that down yet. I'll hear from Todd and Cindy soon and we will confirm the date. Their property is right on the Washougal River and it's a great place for a Bomber Picnic. Sorry about no photos. I forgot my camera. All I have today are photos of our blacksmith project. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) While the South End boys have been accused of keeping the best and being reluctant to share, there was one the finest that got away. The birthday girl did in fact defect and has provided the other side with a cachet that only she could improve on. She was always "The Lady", even before we knew what a true lady was. She would have made Audrey Hepburn look like Snooki Polizzi One needs only to look at our grade school class pictures to realize that she had "it", whatever "it" was. I even had my hip replaced last month so I could become one of her subjects. She being the Grand Celestial Supreme High Priestess of the Spare Parts Club, of which she and ECB3 occupy the respective thrones. Happy Birthday to Lila JENNE Brackenbush ('63). If Mrs. Brinkman was still running the bad weather noon dances in the Lewis & Clark gym, Id be in the line, fighting for the right to be the first to ask you to be my partner for the Grand March. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Where were you in '62? The recent entries about the Seattle World Fair brought back fond memories of visiting the big city with classmates, Bill REDMOND ('63) and Marc LEACH ('63). We stayed with Marc's brother, as I recall. It was a lot of fun, but the train ride over took FOREVER. I've collected some SWF memorabilia over the years, some was displayed at the Space Needle for the 25th anniversary - if I only had the Bubbleator lift Regarding Kent Morrill's recent passing - Marilyn and I were glad that we were able to hear him live - a couple of times with the Wailer's #1 fan, Jim ARMSTRONG ('63). A big birthday wish to classmate and best friend Lila JENNE Brackenbush ('63) for Tuesday. Don's a lucky guy. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To Maren: I'm so glad that you are back! Richard has done a great job each day, but I bet you are really happy to be able to get back to the ol' grind :) -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA I'll be more than happy to send whoever really needs some rain ours. It's been 2 months of rain just about every day. Sometimes heavy... sometimes just a misty fog rain. We think it's pretty nice to be able to reach the high 50s, but that is happening only VERY RARELY. Linda, I'll give you our rain and you can give us your heat :) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Elvis -- "It Happened at the World's Fair" I thought about including some trivia about this move, but left it off. Kurt Russell, in the movie, kicked Elvis in the shins (twice I think). I have not seen the movie "3000 Miles to Graceland" but apparently Kurt Russell plays an Elvis impersonator where this scene is parodied by a young boy running on screen and kicking Russell in the shins. Kurt Russell also played Elvis in the 1979 TV movie "Elvis," which I watched at the time. Also, while uncredited, he was the voice of Elvis Presley in the movie "Forrest Gump." Vicky Tiu, who played the little Chinese girl, married the then governor of Hawaii in 1997. The little girl's "dream car" was actually the GM concept car Firebird III built in 1958. It was displayed both at the 1959 Oregon Centennial Exposition and the Century 21 Seattle World's Fair. I saw it at both places, and spent a lot of time looking at it thinking that in a few years I would be driving a car like that. What happened???? The airplane that Elvis flies in the movie is a Stearman biplane, a larger version of the one Pappy's elves are flying around the country. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ From a lonely Bomber outpost in Kennewick Lion country. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: HB to mybestex and welcome back Wow... the day before her special day our favorite Bomber-babe is back... Thanks Richard ('60) for all your hard work and a great job! I hadda laugh at Bill BERLIN's ('56) mention (well more than mention) of Jarhead Red. I have a vintage bottle I received from MADDY ('67) several years ago on one of my display areas in my office... a display area in my office is any flat surface that can take something to show... dunno what vintage it is because they didn't put a date on it, unless it's in the bar code... but I'm sure it is everything the numb-nuts recruit and DI said it is... Gotta call yesterday as I was heading out to see a movie I've been waiting for... it was Jackson KEENEY ('65) wanting to know how I enjoyed it... he figgered I'da gone Saturday when it was released... I don't fight the crowds and always go the second day... problem was the big-time theaters weren't showing it so I hadda travel a bit to see it... told him I'd call him right after... I found it to be true to the book I sent Jackson a few years ago, but kinda in very fast motion... gave him my review and several people standing around where I was seemed to agree with me 100%... I gotta say I am very glad our special girl is back on the Scene and just gotta tell her HAPPY BIRTHDAY Maren SMYTH ('63-'64) on April 19, 2011... we love you, sweets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS you won't believe this but I actually screwed up at first on the date... I put April 22, 2011... now who could I have been thinking of when I made that slip? Tune in on the 22nd and find out! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Thanks, Bill for the tip of the hat to the USCG. I don't know what "Paradus" means (I was hoping it would be funny when connected to "Semper"). And a tip of the hat to all you Jarheads out there. The US Marines are the Best (right after the USCG!). -Tedd CADD ('66), LCDR USCGR Retired Semper Paratus Fair winds and following seas **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Maren's birthday and eyeball Today, April 19th, is the birthday of our beloved editor, Maren. I am sure I join many Bombers in wishing her a great day, and a year to come that is filled with blessings. Many thanks for all you do, Maren. For me, personally, Maren (and the Sandstorm) have done at least two huge things. (1) It was a Google search in the middle of the night for the name of his high school band (the Isle of Phyve) on 5/7/2001 that brought my husband, Thomas, to a Sandstorm posting of mine from August, 2000. He e-mailed me ... and the rest is coming up on 10 years of history now :-) (2) Maren is the person who told me about -- which I used so extensively during the months of providing end-of-life care to my dearest Harlan Foote ('61-RIP) last year, and in the aftermath of his passing. (I am working on a book based on the contents of Harlan's CaringBridge site.) So I PERSONALLY owe two great debts of thanks to Maren -- beyond, of course, the thanks due her for our daily dose of Sandstorm. About that eyeball of hers ... for some reason when I was a kid, it seemed like a lot of kids got painful styes. (Stye = an infection in the oil gland at the base of an eyelash, or an infection of the hair follicle of the eyelash itself.) Momma used to tell us that if you looked at something "naughty" you might get a stye. So, this naturally leads to the question, "How naughty does the thing you are looking at have to be in order for you to develop not only a scratched cornea (bad enough!), but an INFECTED scratched cornea." [I'll never tell what I was lookin' at. -Maren] Maren, confession is good for the soul. Come clean and you will feel better. ;-) (And P.S. - So glad your eye is better!) Re: Need help with new DROID-X phone Got my new DROID-X phone on Friday. No real how-to manual with it, although I did find a 68 page one on-line. I am leaving on Thursday for the first of my weekly trips that will keep me in the Tri-Cities for 3-4 days/week for the next several months. That's why I bought this phone. I NEED to be able to use it much better by Thursday! Anyone with a DROID-X, and the time to exchange a few e-mails or spend a little time on the phone with me, to help me with a few specific questions, please e-mail me. Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!! (Just need a couple of things answered ... the rest I will figure out on my own as I use the DROID-X more.) -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID Where it's STILL too cold to take the seedlings out of the greenhouse and plant them in the garden. 31 this morning. This is CRAZY! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Happy Birthday Maren! To Quote a Beatle's song... and Gabe Kaplan... 'Today Is Your Birthday' and 'Welcome Back'!!!!! -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ~ Spokane, WA where it is currently 29, cloudy, overcast and 'Mother Nature' is still refusing to yield to Spring... Think Spring!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Welcome back Maren! -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jeanie WALSH ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Don ANDREWS ('67) Pam EHINGER ('67), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck SHIPMAN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Day Late Greetings The ol' propeller beanie had to sit in the corner today because it forgot Maren's b'day. I still want to know what she was up to and was it the cause of the arrest of Nicholas Cage in "The Big Easy" recently. Re: "Vintage" wines What ever happened to Gallo "Dago Red"? I seem to recall one could get a 5 gallon jug for 99 cents. But I don't think it was as good as Ripple or Thunderbird. Definitely no where near "Cheap Red Wine" in the plain brown label of recent years. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ survivor of the recent Bomber lunch in Vancouver USA, & living in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Metal Class of '63) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Bill, We only serve "Jar Head" Wine at the Marine Corp Ball in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Metal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library where it's pretty cool here today. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Where were you in '62? Seattle World Fair. I didn't know it was called the Bubbleator, but I knew immediately what you were referring to. I still clearly remember the guy operating it saying in a weird voice, "Please step to the rear of the sphere!" I probably saw your memorabilia displayed for the 25th anniversary, the display I saw was at the base of the Space Needle and I believe it was for the 25th anniversary. I remember thinking, "I have some of this stuff." I have the booklet about the design and building of the Space Needle, and a stack of booklets, brochures, and other publications about 1-1/2 inches thick. It is packed up in storage and I have not seen it in about 20 years. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Hello to Jack ANICETTI Class of 1964 John, aka Jack ANICETTI ('64), stopped by my office on the corner of Main & Canyon, in downtown Colfax, WA this afternoon [4/19]. Jack retired from Spokane County Public Health several years ago and moved back to his Richland home on Basswood. His Mother had a stroke 6-1/2 years ago and Jack took care of her at home. She has since passed away and he is busy doing those things that we do once a parent dies. Like myself, his parents never spoke of death or dying. Jack & I car pooled for 2 years to CBC and then were roommates for a year at 501 McMahon Hall at the U of W. Thanks for the visit, my friend! Re: Charles SCAMAHORN ('53) Here is a darn interesting siteby a '53 Richland Bomber -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a difference a new hip can make Wow... I mean double wow... Jimbeaux ('63) actually admitting that one of the Bomber-Foxes of his class got away... I may hafta frame that SS entry along with my several entries next to Rosalie LANSING's ('63)... ya see how a "near hipless" experience can change a guy's life! I gotta say tho that if Jimbeaux can dance again I will be quite envious... I wanna dance so bad I kin taste it, but because my right leg does not obey commands I am sure that if I try I'll fall... I did grab Caroline STANFIELD ('66) at their last reunion and give her a twirl while I was still on the cane... don't use it any more cuz I can't carry a briefcase, smoke and open a door at the same time with the dang thing so now and again I do fall walking to court... embarrassing but I live... His mention of noon dancing brings back such memories... mine are from Jr Hi tho and not his Jr Hi... ahhhhhhhhh Theme from a Summer Place... I hit replay on the ol sirius every time... do the same for Image of a Girl and Where or When... swoooooooooooon... ok back to 2011 and reality or sort of... the discussions of the Space Needle and the World's Fair remind me of the trip I took with my folks in '62. We drove up to the World's Fair on a Saturday, I hadda date that night in Richland so I came I saw and I caught a bus back for Richland in time for my date... The young lady I was dating hasn't spoken to me in years... I've confessed why in the SS previously and will not open old wounds again... But I can't say I saw much of the World's fair on that brief little jaunt... I'm sure I saw the Elvis movie but don't recall it much... nah... don't recall it at all. I'm closing now and going back to thinking about noon dancing... duh duh duh duh duh duh (Opening of Theme from a Summer Place)... ... ... ... ... . -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Fine Red Wine I have found a Red Wine produced by McKinnely Springs Winery in the Horse Heaven Hills that puts a smile on a Bomber's face. This fine red wine is "Bombing Range Red". As a "bum" in downtown Seattle was saying to his buddy back in 1970 about the wine he was drinking, "it's a good wine, not a great wine". Bomber Cheers, -Don ANDREWS ('67) ~ Vancouver, WA where it rained 30 of 31 days in March and has only seen 4 days without rain in April. The weather people think we may have our 2nd 60 day this year on Friday. Whoo Hoo **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Happy Birthday Maren! I know I'm always a day late & a dollar short! Go figger! Hope you had a good day!! Glad you're back with the Sandstorm! Richard did a great job as always when you're gone! Bomber's Rule (Just for you to fix!) -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial Today: Dick McCOY ('45), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Marc LEACH ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Vic MARSHALL ('71) Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie ALLEN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie SHEERAN ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Bob... a few days ago you asked what are the sixties? I don't know which you referred to but last year I used them to ask the old timers to lunch during Club 40. The sixties are those who have been out of school for sixty years. I have since changed the name to the Founders, because many got confused and thought I was forming a new Club 60. Heck no, I can barely get up the stairs. Maren glad to have you back. Richard did a great job in your absence. Happy birthday plus 3. -Dick McCoy (from the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Charles SCAMAHORN ('53) To: Gary Behymer ('64) Thanks for the interesting info on Charles SCAMAHORN ('53)... Charles was a very quiet guy in our class, but you could tell that his elevator operated on more floors than the rest of us. I believe he was a brain-trust with a searching mind that went beyond chicks and sports... way beyond. It would be great to see him at one of the Club 40 events, and to see what his life has been about... maybe this year? -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from sunny Sacramento, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marc LEACH ('63) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) John, I've been scouring my memory for material about the World's Fair expedition in the summer of '62. It seems most of it has been deleted and I'm hoping it's still in the "trash" bin. That train ride was all night, arriving in Seattle in the morning. I know our parents would have only allowed such an excursion with some kind of chaperoning. I think my brother was living in the U district at the time and we may have stayed with him. He was working in a Pizza joint and I can see him flinging that dough into the air. I know we spent some time with my mother's relatives, the Lees. They had a house above Alki in West Seattle which had a series of ponds with goldfish or koy-actually a stream that ran above ground through their property. They had two kids: Bob, a few years older and Sharon (who I had the hots for after she had visited us in Richland). I do remember the Bubbleator-kind of a big hype for an elevator that only went up a couple of floors. What an ignominious ending, to be chopped up and made into a greenhouse. Bill REDMOND ('63) recalled a trip to the Zoo and seeing some monkeys exhibiting x-rated behavior for our viewing, and that we didn't get to see Elvis. It seems we should have had a camera for an adventure like this but I guess not. Thanks for sharing that, let me know if you can help me fill in the blanks with more. -Marc LEACH ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Pasco Municipal Court Judge Mary Berndt Ramirez Ramirez grew up in Richland and graduated from Richland's Columbia High School, now Richland High. She attended Eastern Washington University and received her law degree from Gonzaga University. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ohhhhhhhhhh sweet mystery of life... at last... OK... getting ready to head for the Courthouse so may hafta finish this one later but wanted to get started as this Bomber- babe makes me lose my concentration very easily... Comes from one of them large Richland famblies... In fact her oldest sis has a place rat here in Vegas so I get to see her and another sister every now and again... Her brother is gonna be in Richland in June for his 45th which will be great since the '65ers are always on hand for that (ok for most) reunion... I should prolly have sent the b-day girl a bottle of Jarhead Red or Dago Red (wasn't that the sky pilot in Catch 22?)... The really good stuff I remember from my Marine Corps days was "Red Mountain" We would buy that on payday (several gallons) and put it away for just before the next payday when we'd be broke. It was rumored that it was made from not so organic chemicals and they hadda put a stamp on it saying it was made from 100% grapes! We're talking the good stuff here! Now it occurs to me that in as much as I am greatly enamored by the birthday girl and my gaa gaa condition came to be long before she became famous in the media as "Aunt Katie", that I would not wish to do anything that might put me in her bad graces. Also, since her fame, she may no longer appreciate a good bottle of Dago Red (did I ever tell ya the story of the friend of mine who grew up in the Pickfair Mansion, next door to Ricky and David? His father owned 49% of Galo and sold to the Brothers back in the '50s or '60s when he figured they had made most of the money they could selling wine and decided that Neighborhood markets would be big in the future... I have one word and it ain't plastics... supermarkets)... uhhhhhh oh yes... since her tastes may have elevated since 2008, I think I'll refrain from sending wine and just say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie SHEERAN ('61) on your special day of April 21, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Catching up I have been somewhat remiss lately in contributing to the Sandstorm. I want to start by welcoming Maren back... I suffer from many of the same eye issues as Maren and can relate to the frustration she has gone through. It seems, because of the steepness of my cornea, that my contact lens scratches my cornea two or three times a year. I end up doing drops and waiting the 2-3 weeks for it to heal. There is really nothing that can be done except I try and NOT wear my contact a few days a week. My heart goes out to you Maren, and I hope you are a long time before your next episode. I wanted to share a Space Needle story with everyone. Back in the early 1980s, I was working for Wright Schuchart, Inc., the holding company for Howard S. Wright Construction. HSWC was the company that built the Space Needle back in 1961-'62. By the time I went to work for them. The Howard S. Wright family had bought the Space Needle and we had a number of private functions in the restaurant (after hours). Consequently, the Space Needle has always had special meaning for me. Among other duties while at WSI, I did a lot of work with our retirees pension and benefit payments. One day, I was introduced to a retiree who needed some sort of clarification of his retirement benefits. Well, we got to talking and I remember him showing me a picture of him doing a one-handed handstand on the top of the Space Needle. He was a foreman on one of the painting crews and kind of did it on a dare. He was not wearing any sort of safety harness. He told me that Mr. Wright was pretty darned mad at him but the picture generated such great publicity for the company that they did not fire him for violation of safety rules and he ended up with a long and productive career working for the company. At that time, we had quite a few craft supervisors that had come from the Unions. We paid (and treated) them as exempt employees but also paid full union benefits for them. A pretty good gig if you could swing it. Anyway, when I saw the 50th anniversary being celebrated, I went on-line to try and locate the picture. It seems to me it was on the cover of Life or Look or one of the other national weeklies. I spent about a half an hour but could not find it. Does anyone else out there remember this photo?? I know what I was shown and told but am hard pressed to come up with the evidence.... Finally, I have been remiss in recognizing some birthdays of classmates and friends. And Maren has not been around to keep me on the straight and narrow (how's that for a convenient excuse??) Anyway, congratulations and best wishes to: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) on 4-7-11 Lori BROWN Overton ('71) on 4-8-11 Dave BURNHAM ('71) on 4-13-11 Debbie CONE Broughton ('71) on 4-18-11 Gene SWIFT ('71) on 4-18-11 And finally Chuck SHIPMAN ('71) on 4-19-11 I guess you all got lucky this year as I do not have the time or energy to write any anecdotes but you are all special people and I have great class memories of all of you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! All for now from wintry Beverly Hills, MI where we had 3" of snow yesterday and more terrible weather forecast through Sunday. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Vintage Wines What ever happened to TJ Swan wines? I think there was an "Easy Days" and "Mellow Nights" or vice versa. I looked for it for old time sakes at Wal*Mart but didn't see it. Either they don't make it or the labels changed. Oh well, it was a good memory from the '70s. -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Peggy, I drank T.J.Swan Easy Nights the entire time I was married to the Alaska State Trooper... long story. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jerry DEAN - Class of 1953 ~ 1934 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/11 ~ EARTH DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Marilyn DeVINE ('52) Sylvia PLUMB ('56), Steve CARSON ('58) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Louise MOYERS ('65) Cheryl MORAN ('66), Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COYNE ('64) '46 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy METZ ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg CONE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Sleepy This thing about the sleeping controllers, how not to fall asleep after working the day shift and then working graveyard. Or working swing then graveyard. That is nuts. You good folks at Hanford know well the problems of shift changes, and you had plenty of time between. We all have suffered from sleep dep at school and boring work conferences, how we fought to stay awake to no avail. Those workers should get nap like in other countries. To: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Did you find Dave SEARS ('71)? And did you know Paul Gardner or Jim Messenger at Wright? Good friends of mine. -Dick McCoy from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) There's been lots of talk about the Seattle World's Fair, lately and I'm adding my 2 cents worth: these kids are Keri, Sandra and Ray, children of Marilyn ('52) and Ray HUBBARD ('52-RIP). Re: Small world department Yesterday I went to an open house dinner at Parkview Estates in Kennewick (a retirement community). The theme was "Welcome to the Birthplace of Jazz", featuring the city that invented Jazz: New Orleans. The 3 piece jazz band contributed substantially to the ambiance and the food was super! Crab-mango stuffed avocado, some kind of rum drink, I chose the catfish entre, bread pudding with rum sauce and ice cream for dessert! But I digress... too used to reading wordsman David RIVERS ('65), I guess... anyway, while there, my date and I sat with a couple we had not met before, Norma & Dex. Turns out she worked with Ray HUBBARD, Sr. ('52-RIP) Oh, yeah, it is a small world. Also saw Gus KEENEY's ('57) and my old friend RoseMarie. She and her family were part of the tour group I was with on a Greek Cruise in 2006. Okay... that's a whole 'nother story so will quit for now. She must be well into her nineties by now and looks wonderful. Blessings on each and all of you, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in Richland with its cold nights but nice days and lots of flowers and trees leafing out and blooming. You just can't beat Spring in the Tri-Cities! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) I was sad to hear that Jerry DEAN ('53-RIP) had passed away. I haven't seen him in many years, but every time I think of him I smile. In 1956, he was my hero, my friend. He was there for me when I needed someone so badly. I send all his family my deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace. -Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) ~ Derby, KS (where we're finally getting some much needed rain) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Marc LEACH ('63) reference to the train ride to Seattle brought back memories of our yearly trip to the State Basketball Tournament in Seattle on that train. I have no recollection of any chaperones being present. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) In the past I've been accused of wallowing in minutia and using it to my distinct advantage, for which I, on the advice of my legal team plead "Duh". I recently was made aware of a statistical data base covering the area of CSPAM. Having not previously been aware that CSPAM studies had been conducted, I felt obliged to further investigate the findings and put them into perspective. After some considerable research on my part, I was shocked, SHOCKED, when I found that Farah Fawcett and the birthday girl had such a huge percentage of the sample that no one else was even included. Ms. Fawcett and her 1976 poster (yes, that poster) sold some 12 million copies. This is quite a tribute to the allure of perfectly straight white teeth. The birthday girl didn't need no stinkin' poster, but does have great teeth having betrothed a dentist. In the 1963 Columbian, there is even a picture of her intervening "just in time" to prevent #32 from ending it all in a Laundrymat dryer. Now back to the CSPAM numbers. After an extensive perusal of all available information, I was amazed to find that the GMC'63 had the highest recorded CSPAM of our's or any other solar system. When one takes into consideration the participation of the No Hope Lost Cause Members Only Jacketed Class of '62, the White Socks class of '64 and the Card Table in the Kitchen Class of '65, it's amazing that there is any polar ice cap remaining. Happy Birthday to Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63). The Cold Shower Per Adolescent Male numbers generated by you, will never be bested or even approached. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) In the summer of 1962 Jim JENSVOLD ('62), The Sharpe Brothers Tony ('63) and Paul ('64), and I all piled into Jensvold's '51 Studebaker pickup and headed to the Worlds Fair Drags held on July 4th. We saw and heard Tv Tommy Ivo, Don Garlits in Swamp Rat III, Hayden Proffitt (my favorite) in a '62 Bel Aire 409 SSS/Stock plus many others including a dragster with 4 (count em 4) Buick V-8 engines. We even got hauled off in a paddy wagon by the cops in Auburn for unbeknown-to-us being out after curfew. Those were great times. 1962 was also the year I first heard The Fabulous Wailers. Regards Pitts -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Goals and friends are portant And I managed to reach one today! I'm gonna be a GOLD STAR Bomber! Yippeeeeeeeeeee... I'm soo damn prouda myself. Mom mighta even have liked me as much as Terry ('65) if sheda lived to see this day! OK... I agree... that's getting a bit carried away... she had so many pictures a that boy in her room youda thunk she was his agent or somethin'... Come ta think of it they spent a tona time on the phone so maybe she wuz... I'm not much of a phone chat kinda guy... Anyway, I'm on the fourth leg (actually it's the eighth leg if I think about it literally... but if I start thinking about legs it'll be more of a wasted... well not totally wasted... day than a day thinkin' about noon dancing)... yes I accomplished a huge goal with this email post... (Dang... this has been one of the only times in my life I set a goal... wonder if I should spend time setting more or just kinda fly by the seat a my pants as I've done the last 64 years... good question... don't wanna get a migraine thinkin' about it tho... hey if there are any impressionable children out there... don't listen to me... listen to Mom and Dad... get out there and bust yer butts... got it? Besides... after the DI decked me outside a MCRD I did set a goal... to be the most average and least noticeable recruit on the parade deck... and I made that one too!) So as I was sayin'... or did I get around to sayin' anything yet... lemme go back and check... OK... I wuz headed on the right track... just hadn't really got to the proper subject matter (wouldn't it be fun to write a Brief like this? Come to think of it, I've read many Briefs that sounded JUST like this... a few reported decisions too... alla way up to the Mighty Supremes) Ok... kept you in suspense long enough... my goal this year was to send B-day greetings to all the WEIHERMILLER (say that 20 times fast) Girls without missing a single one... and with this leg (there I go again... I am a leg man ya know) I have reached that goal. Unless the power goes out and I can't send this. (Don't laugh... I was worried all the way to work that I might get in a wreck or somethin' and not get to send this) By now the b-day girl will have received the beeeeuuuteeeful Green & Gold cake that ML ('63) ordered from ML, Jimbeaux ('63) Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and me ('65) unless of course the cake truck got in a wreck or somethin'... I want a picture of the B-day girl and Skip's tongues after eating that green icing... uh... no that brought back the memory of the Red Mountain wine turning our tongues black when we drank it... so B-day girl you can cancel that request... OK OK I can take a hint... beginning to sound like some of our other illustrious Alums with the length of this post... But I ain't finished splaining why I am writing this... there's another part of my "Re"... it's about "friends"... not that the B-day girl's isn't one... But we gotta Bomber-Dude sharing his special day with the b-day girl... I think of him often and am so glad to hear from him now and then... he was a very portant part to my "growing up" in Richland... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Jim COYNE ('64) on your SPECIAL DAY, April 22, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) (The little kid who has no memory of swimming with all his pals in the pool because he was totally intimidated by Ellen and ML in those dayz!) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Louise MOYERS ('65) Re: Pasco city judge Mary Berndt Ramirez retiring Is that Mary BERNDT ('65)? -Louise MOYERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cheryl MORAN Fleming ('66) Did Seattle have a World's Fair? No, seriously, I know they did, but my priorities kept me from attending with my dad, mom and sister, Janie MORAN ('64-RIP). I opted for a weekend staying at the Weihermiller house. My parents should have insisted I go, but maybe they were being selfish and looked forward to a more peaceful trip without me along. Now that's the mind of a kid. Hi Cathy W. -Cheryl MORAN Fleming ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lance WILLIS ('70) To: Bombers who went to the University of Montana My son Sam is now a Grizzly and has been given a scholarship to run at the University of Montana. Last week he set a PR of 4:16 at the Mt Sac Invitational in the mile and is now in the top 40 milers in the nation for High Schools. Do we have any Bombers who have attended the University of Montana? -Lance WILLIS ('70) ~ Santa Clarita, CA moving back to Olympia in the summer for good, after 14 years, had enough with L.A. Vic MARSHALL ('71) and Bill WEDBERG ('70) said they would come down and help us move. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Mike BRADY ('61) Robert SHIPP ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADLEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita ECKERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DAME ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I wish to thank Richard "Dick" (Tincan) McCOY (?) for his clarifying remarks; even though I haven't the foggiest of what he is talking about. And are these flounders (or whatever) the Club 40 equivalent of the "Tea Party"? Does the Mad Hatter know about this? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ still confused in Mount Angel, OR, but looking forward to warmer weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Ms. Fawcett Jim, Jim, Jim... age must be catching up with you. It wasn't the white teeth that sold all those posters. BTW, I hope you're feeling better. We need to get together at Red Hook for a brew and a nice visit. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert SHIPP ('64) Re: Sleepy controllers, Hanford workers, et. al. As one old timer told the new hire at one nuclear plant: "If anyone tells you he never fell asleep on midnight shift, watch out for him. He'll lie about other things, too!" -Robert SHIPP ('64) ~ (Former reactor operator who remembers shift work too well to condemn anyone who has trouble staying awake.) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: from the Card Table in the Kitchen Got a big kick outa Pitts' ('63) memories of the 4th of July drags... musta been fun to watch TV Tommy in that 4 nailhead machine of his... what a nasty thing that is... He brings it to Bakersfield to the Hot Rod Reunion every year and it is a blast just to see all that power... for a while it was in the NHRA Museum at the Fairplex in Pomona too... Big Daddy Don Garletts is always there with one or more of his Swamp Rats along with George "The Bushmaster" Schreiber. George is one of my favorites. Big Daddy has a picture of him and George when they were VERY young on his trailer door... I grabbed George one time for a picture and he was wearing a t-shirt with the picture Big Daddy has on the door on the t-shirt... That was probably the most conservative outfit I've ever seen on George... his normal wear is very short orange flamed shorts, matching bandana and some flashy shirt... he's a kick... Speaking of Big Daddy's, George was also part owner and driver of the Yellow Fang dragster with Big Daddy Ed Roth... lotta Big Daddy goin' on in the car world... I'll be up at Big Daddy Roth's the first of June for the Rat Fink Reunion... fun times fer sher fer sher... just checked out the picture I was talking about... not as conservative as I recalled... just hadda jacket on... I'm sending a few picks of Gene Winfield (turned 80 that day), Bushmaster, TV Tommy and a Swamp Rat just to give Pitts the flavor... so today is a Bomber-buddy of mine's b-day (April 23, 2011)... be hookin up with him and his lovely lady in June along with a bunch of the rest of you 'cept those two girls who ain't comin' cuz they frade... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good bud Kenny DAME ('68)!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Well since we're still talking World's Fair, I'll throw my two cents in! My family went to the '62 World's Fair and it was Great! We went at the end of the Summer. We lived on the Columbia River all Summer long water skiing! So we were all VERY tanned. We were walking around the Fair when this lady came up to my dad an asked, very slowly "Whaaaat Countrrrrrrrry are you Frommmmmmmm." Dad looked at us and smiled and said just as slowly, "Weeeeeeee are Frommmmmm Easternnnnnnnnn W A S H I N G T O N." The lady turned Beet Red and said "Oh I'm sorry." and walked away! That made the whole trip worth it! But the sites were good too!! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: '62 Seattle World's Fair My how times have changed, I still have two remaining items that my mom brought back from the Seattle World's Fair... The first is a set of glasses 8 of them in a gold colored wire carrier, each glass has a different scene silk screened on it, one is the Space Needle. The second item is a chrome Space Needle cigarette lighter about 10" tall. I don't think a World's Fair in this day and age would even sell such an Item. The one thing I remember very vividly is not being able to go up in the Space Needle because the lines were so long and my Dad would not stand in line and wait. Didn't get to see Elvis... did get to ride on the Mono-Rail... Did get to see Elvis twice in later years in Las Vegas. -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: University of Montana To: Lance WILLIS ('70) Is University of Montana Bozeman or Missoula? My father, Clarence A Strand (NAB Custer County HS), graduated from the school in Bozeman, class of 1951, with a degree in Chemical Engineering. We moved to Richland in 1955 where Dad went to work at the 300 Area. He eventually retired from there and is still kicking in greater-Bomberville. -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Tempe, AZ starting to warm up but I'm trying to hold out until May 1 to turn on the AC... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02), Mary TRIEM ('47) Steve CARSON ('58), Derrith PERSONS ('60wb) Margo COMPTON ('60), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Donna BOWERS ('63) and Mike RICE ('60) Alan LOBDELL ('69), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie SWANSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben HAUSENBUILLER ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Sixties To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I'll talk slow... We have a lunch of the old timers on the Saturday of the Club 40... This is for the founders, AKA the sixties... out of hi school for sixty years... you will be one in 2014... verstehen sie? Comprehende? Jeez... -Dick McCOY, from the Tin Can Class of 1945 also ('46 & '02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Re: World's Fair/Seattle Gotta get my keepsake from that wonderful time dusted off - it is a whiskey jug from, I believe, Jim Beam. and shaped like the space needle. Empty, though! -Mary TRIEM Mowery, a '47 Bomber **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: World's Fair memories I was living in Renton and My Dad (Ray Carson) and his best friend from Texas had dinner at the top of the Space Needle. After the long wait to get to the top we had a very nice dinner. On the way down my Dad said "I can't believe it, $11.00 for a prime rib dinner and they serve tater tots." Makes me smile to remember. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) Re: World's Fair I have a ladies hand bag ... on one side it has a picture labeled "Cascades" under it.. on left side top it says "World's Fair". On the right side top it says "St. Louis. 1904". On the flip side of the hand bag it says "Maude Denton". I don't remember where I got it I just know it's been in my dresser drawer for ages!! No, I'm not that old... No I'm not!. I did not make it to Seattle when the Fair was there... why do we save so many things? I'm going through every nook and cranny now to get rid of whatever I can... Spring is here... it's time for a change.. Time waits for no one.. -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) Re: World's Fair '62 My (at the time) husband Jim McCord and I went to the World's Fair. We did go up on top of the Space Needle for dinner. We were young and could wait in line. I put my purse on the shelf next to our table by the window. When I looked again, it was gone. That part was moving. Purse was still on the shelf, just down a few tables. It was so beautiful from the top. -Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Tulips in the Skagit Valley Photographs from a recent trip to the Skagit valley, no roadways were blocked by myself, but I do admit to driving slowly on occasion. As a matter of fact I had to pay to park "off the road". A tip: if you pay admission at the Roozegarten main display entitles you to free parking in their fields. On April 21 some tulip varieties were closed blossoms and some daffodils were still looking good. Happy Easter. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, WA enjoying a beautiful spring day at last, don't blink, rain for Easter. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Moron the '62 Seattle World's Fair Sticking in my mind is the newspaper article in the Tri-City Herald on the long lines to get into some World's Fair events. Wrote the reporter--in one case an impatient line stander finally decided to explore up to the front to see just what popular event he was waiting so long to see. Turns out the line went in a big circle back to his start point. A piece of trivia on the highlight Space Needle: As a UW student (1962-1867) learned in my architectural engineering classes something about the design. The curved supports from bottom to top are eyeball candy for skittish tourists. The straight center column alone is sufficient to hold up the restaurant at the 500-foot level. The Needle is like a giant tuning fork, with its center of gravity anchored several yards below the ground level in a zillion tons of concrete. During the 1965 Seattle earthquake folks breakfasting at the top were zing-zanged back and forth a distance of ten feet or so, for several minutes. No extra charge. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland Area Summer Picnic Hello Bomber Friends, PLEASE mark your calendars and make plans to join us for our summer picnic, BBQ & story telling party. DATE: Saturday, August 20th WHERE: Again this year we will be meeting at the riverside home of Todd O'MEALY ('62) and Cindy O'Mealy. TIME: 1:00 PM There is lots of parking and lots of seating on several decks overlooking the Washougal River. It's a beautiful location. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!! We will gather around 1:00 PM and stay until we are done telling stories. NO RUSH. We'll have more details later. As always, this gathering is for ALL Bombers and families. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Big Lesson After surviving the tornadoes for the 4th time this year, for St. Louis and seeing all the damage this morning, I want to pass onto others when they tell you to go to the basement, they MEAN, "GO TO THE BASEMENT". This is the worst damage I have seen in 26 years of living here. Used to think I would just go to an interior wall safe place/ bathroom, but saw way too many 2 story homes either wiped out to the subflooring or walls completely caved in. It is utterly amazing there were no deaths, but then again this hit urban areas where trailers are not. The windows at the airport are specially designed for strong winds, but they didn't last. It was like God parted the cells and we had tornadoes on both the North and the South and Chesterfield/Ballwin got nothing. I kidded my Mom this a.m. and said you must have sent your PNW rain to us, but that's only the 1/2 of it. I now understand what Arkansas/Oklahoma and a majority of the South knows, this is not something to take lightly!!! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) and Mike RICE ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: VA problems To: All Veterans I want to let our vets out there know that I have started putting videos on you tube about horror stories dealing with the Veterans Administration Regional offices or Veterans Hospitals. For those of you who do not like four letter words, "don't look at video number 1." It's called "The VA would rape a dog." The second one called "A calmer look at the VA" would be best for you to start with. The third one is OK also. Now, the future ones are going to be about vets who have been mis treated by the VA in one way or another. This week I will be talking about a vet who took 51 years getting his benefits. To be posted about Wednesday this week. The week after about a young vet with several years in Iraq and Afghanistan and the worst PTSD and TIB I've seen who is really getting ripped off by the VA. Next, if she will let me, about a female vet and former deputy sheriff who was thrown out of the VA hospital by security guards while two doctors were trying to stop them due to a life threatening situation she had. If any of you vets have a horror story about the VA get it to me with proof and I will make a video of it and put it out. I only take ones that can be absolutely proven. By the way, for those who look at my first video. I made this because earlier that week I found out I can get nothing done about my left hip they screwed up so bad 24 months ago and I was mad. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: University of Montana To: Lance WILLIS ('70) Not only did I attend the University of Montana (which is in Missoula) I also was on the track team and still have the letterman's jacket to prove it! I spent my Jr. year in Missoula only. I spent 2 years on the Spokane Community College Track team. Our 1976 team was inducted into the NWAACC hall of fame 2 years ago as possible the "greatest Jr. college track team ever, anywhere!" Also on that team were fellow Bombers Boog ALLE ('73), Scott OLANDER ('74) and Gene FARRIS ('74)! I transferred to Montana and loved the city, the school and the track program. I hated the elementary education department. Because so many Montana school teachers have to teach their own music--they required a YEAR of elementary music! That meant at some point I was going to have to sing in class... keep in mind that most elementary ed classes are 30 women, 3 guys... I ain't singing in class! I'm also not going to learn to play the recorder, or the zither, or a few chords on a guitar!!! After my year in Missoula I packed up my 13 transferable credits and finished school and my college track career at EWU! I continued to compete in the 110 high hurdles until I was 34 and ran my lifetime best when I was 30 years old. Anyway, Lance, your son is going to love Missoula and the school. They'll be happy to be getting a 4:16 miler too! He is a Californian moving to Montana... hope he realizes that he's going to run in some sh**** weather! There'll be a couple of meets where it's going to be snowing/sleeting and the starter still says, "Sweats off, gentlemen." I'm going to follow his progress! Go Griz'! -Brad UPTON ('74) University of Montana '76-'77 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Bernie QUALHEIM ('56), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Pete OVERDAHL ('60) Ed WOOD ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul RATSCH ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WINSTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carla BOSHER ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry SPEARS & Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: The Sixties I'm told that if you remember the sixties, you really didn't live the sixties. Is that true? -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) ~ Enjoying a sunny Easter here in Grover Beach, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dick McCOY (of all those classes) Re: Sixties Lunch, tea party, what's the diff? I guess with lunch you get done early enough to take your afternoon nap. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where spring was on Saturday the 23rd of April. Some said it occurred between 3:48pm and 4:07pm. The normal (?) rain hath returned. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bernie QUALHEIM ('56) Re: Coolest Car Ever, check it out... Coolest car on earth ... Watch the whole video; it is a bit of a shocker when you learn who this guy is and how he was raised. -Bernie QUALHEIM ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) Regarding your experience while dining at the Space Needle, I'm afraid your purse was staying in place - it was you who were moving. Wonderful illusion, though. I was a student at the UW during the construction and time of the World's Fair. My folks came over to visit and we all enjoyed the day at the Fair. My wife and I had the opportunity to visit the Fair a couple of additional days or two throughout the summer, as well. -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ raining (surprise!) in Mountlake Terrace, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: World's Fairs Like many of you I did the trip to Seattle for the World's Fair. I stood in line seemingly forever for practically all the exhibits I visited. I spent over an hour at the top of the Space Needle. If someone had told me I would someday do 5 different fireworks displays off of the roof I would have had a real belly laugh. I stood under the model of the Saturn Rocket and loved the roar and the red glow when some one punched the button. I went to the Saudi exhibit and it was good but I was disappointed in the stuffy answers to questions. And of course the U.S. pavilion was one of the best. I saw most of the exhibits but cannot remember much about most of them. The GM pavilion was interesting. And I enjoyed the Mexican exhibit. The whole experience was great and I was glad I went despite being quite poor in those days. I am now quite familiar with the Space Needle having been in pretty much all of it. Including the ladies restroom on the observation deck. There is a hatch in the ceiling providing access to the machinery space above to get to the roof. And I have stood on the top of the elevator to install mid-level gyro items. Yes. of course. I was in harness with tether, and had lanyards on all my tools. I also walked up and down the stairs a couple of times installing the gyro strobes in the stairwell. I remember sitting with my crew on the roof watching the lights come on in the city. We had our backs up against the narrow neck you see in the roof. We had finished installing the 12 roof positions and the guys were saying "it doesn't get much better then this". The roof is smooth, painted concrete. The first time out of the hatch can get a little scary. It is a 21 slant. But I got used to it in a couple of minutes and we walked around and made measurements. I can remember a TV camera lady walking around with her eyes in the camera and she was less then 2 feet from the edge with no harness. That lady was fearless. She popped out of the hatch and immediately began filming. We didn't wear harnesses the first couple of times out to get dimensions and figure out how to get it done. But a manager for Labor and Industries safety division spotted us and issued an order. Re: Other World's Fairs I did fireworks at both the Spokane and Brussels fairs. Not the whole time of the fair of course, but was at Spokane for many nights over the run of the fair. I spent 3 weeks at the Brussels fair. It was my introduction to European style fireworks. It was a great learning experience and the guys in charge were very kind to allow me to participate. I was in Berlin a few years back for the International Symposium on Fireworks and ran into Holger (one of the guys from Brussels). We had a great reunion discussing how far we had come from those early days. He manages a company in Germany. I also attended the Fair at Vancouver, BC. I took my daughter Sandra and her 5 year old son Lee. I was managing NW Display Fireworks at the time. NW Display was a division of Ace Novelty. Bengi Meyer the owner of Ace had the contract for most of the souvenirs and all of the plush animals. So I got unlimited free passes for all of us and some friends in Vancouver who put us up in a couple of spare rooms. We spent 3 days there and saw everything and some of it 2-3 times. Lee had to try a couple of rides so Sandra went with him. My Dad attended the Chicago World's Fair. Somewhere in all the stuff are a couple of souvenirs. I remember asking him about it but he did not have much to say. For a whole host of reasons this kind of exhibition has faded. Now you can visit the other parts of the world on the internet. -Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from home where I worked in the yard in the warm sunshine all day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) Re: '52 & '54 Columbian Year Books I am trying to help Gary BOWER ('53) get two year books. He does not have a computer so I offered to attempt to locate these two year books. If anyone has these two years and would like to help Gary it would sure be appreciated. -Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Club 40 V.P. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Skagit Valley To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Thanks for the great shots, Tom. You have a good eye. I hope to capture some of the Skagit Valley magic in pixels myself during the next few weeks on excursions from Whidbey Island. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) In that today is the 25th of April 2011, then it must mean that the entire GMC'63 is now enrolled in Medicare. Happy Birthday to Don WINSTON ('63), our very own "Tail End Charlie". The Class of '64's loss was our gain. Now if only Ray STEIN ('64) hadn't been red shirted in Kindergarten we really would have been the World Class Class of '63. On second thought that would have been a rather confusing handle, it would need at least one comma. GMC'63 it still is. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hope ya hadda great EASTER Wow... I'm just a little sore... spent the day mocking up some headers for my '55 Chevy Gasser that runs "zoomies" so I can start driving it more... funny... it never used to bother me driving it all loud as tho I was at the drags... but it has always bothered me to start it up Saturday mornings at 6am for donuts... then waxed cars... dang waxing cars uses muscles ya don't use working out... we had our "Anti Viva Las Vegas" show, the Rat City Rukus yesterday and one of my buddies had a nice set of headers that he thunk would fit the '55 and they do... was afraid they'd hafta be custom made and cost a bundle so haven't done it before now... now should be fairly reasonable... have decided anything that doesn't sell was meant to stay here so I'll just dive 'em till the wheels fall off... went and saw BJ Thomas last night... I always hope he'll sing "Billy and Sue"... he never does but he sure put on a wonderful show... I always think Rock 'n' Roll Lullaby, Mama, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and Billy and Sue are my favorites by him... always surprised that I dig pretty much everything he ever did 'cept Raindrops... That's probably his biggest hit but has never been my favorite... not much else goin' on so I'll sign off... Just wanted to tell y'all that I hope your Easter was good. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: University of Montana To: Brad UPTON ('74) I know what you mean about the University of Montana. I was a student nurse at St. Patricks Hospital in '71-'72 while it was still a hospital based program. Starting with our class they took to busing freshman students to the campus for some college classes tied into the nursing program; anatomy, psychology, etc. The professor who taught the anatomy course had been there for several years and geared his classes towards the athletes who may need that type of course in their major. He didn't have a textbook and had typed all his lectures and they were put into a bound book and that's what he taught from. His lecture would consist of some of the material in that booklet and you just highlighted key areas. His first test of course was all new material. The second one was 3/4 new material and 1/4 of the previous material until the final which consisted of parts of the whole booklet. I don't know how the athletes did who were in the class with us nursing students but as I recall about 1/4 of the nursing students failed his course and had to repeat it. On another note about the Grizz track team. There was a gal who was a freshman on the track team that worked at the hospital cafeteria as a dietary aid and cashier. She befriended several of us as she was pretty close to our ages. She had a real odd double she competed in; the mile run (females hadn't been doing that distance very long at the time) and the long jump. She told me about a trip she had made the previous weekend to the University of Washington for a meet and wondered how close that was to my home town of Richland. I've been through Missoula a few times in the last 10 years and don't even recognize it anymore as it has grown by leaps and bounds. Re: World's Fair I recall the Seattle World's Fair like it was yesterday. My family and I traveled over and spent I think a day or two wandering around. I ran into a girlfriend from Richland (and a neighbor) who was having an instant portrait drawn. We also ran into our neighbors who lived across the street from us on Torbett. I remember seeing a picture of us 3 kids years later and I'm not sure where it is now. Now granted Robert ('69) and I were not quite 12 if we went that summer and I'm thinking that's when we went unless it was the next year but in the picture I'm actually a head taller than he at the time. Speaking of fairs, how many recall the one in Spokane in '74? I was in the Army at the time but was on leave before going to my permanent duty station and my mother, father, Robert, his wife, and I went up for a day. I hope the Easter bunny was good to everyone. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we are supposed to be wet for Easter ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Joretta GARRISON ('58) Mike WAGGONER ('60), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Ray STEIN ('64), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lou Ann BINNS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie LANSING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Welcome back Maren Glad to have you back but Richard always does such a great job too. I had something similar to your eye issue a few years back. Got it in a marine project I was doing when some welding sparks, thus particles, got to me even behind my safety glasses. And where did this happen? At the shipyard in Gretna. Re: World's Fair in Seattle I had just gotten married and was living in Seattle just off Eastlake Ave. in a two-bedroom apartment right on Lake Union. Had a little cabin cruiser out in front, the place was run by a guy my wife had known in Kodiak, AK and all was good. Just out of the UW Graduate School with my newly minted MBA, I decided not to take the $435 per month that IBM offered me and instead went back to Longshoring at $1200 per month or more. The problem was that living in Seattle, on a lake, with a boat, in a two-bedroom apartment with the World's Fair going on was an open invite for some Bomber buddies and Linfield fraternity brothers to come to the Fair. Not a good deal if you are just married, if you get my drift, and the food bill was huge. Jill and I must have gone to the Fair a dozen or more times with friends of hers and mine. I remember in June of that year when I could have made $1200 or more, I made $450 but could have been a good guide at the Fair. If you are a longshoreman and you don't want to work that day, you just don't go down to the Dispatch Hall and I was down there so few times I almost forgot where it was. Going to the Fair and buzzing around the Sound on the boat made for a great summer but by the end of August we were broke and had to borrow $500 from my folks My wife started teaching in September and I got dispatched every day or night, including Christmas eve, to recover financially... but we sure had a good time. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Rancho Mirage, CA where I hear the tulips are now finally out in the Skagit Valley, the mud is a foot deep but the sun made a one day appearance. Down here it is just another crappy day in Paradise. Going to be 82F today, a bit cool for this time of the year. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) I went to see "Water for Elephants" recently (very good movie), which brought up a memory I haven't thought about for years. Maybe an alumni can enlighten me on this. When I was young--probably 1946-'48--the Ringling Brothers came to Kennewick. The folks got us up very early in the morning, and we went somewhere in the Highlands to watch the elephants and workers unload the giant tent poles and canvas, and other supplies from the circus train. Then watched them erect those poles and string the ropes. We went to the Circus later that day, and my memory has it much bigger than the movie version. I remember the dust, and the animals were right near the audience. Very exciting. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) There is a story that U.S. Navy changed its rules about falling asleep after losing four heavy cruisers in the battle of Savo Island off Guadalcanal in August 1942. The losses had many causes, but one cause was thought to be crew exhaustion. The Navy crews had been fighting off Japanese submarines and aircraft, landing and supporting Marines, providing fire and logistical support, etc. Where before the battle the Navy focused on keeping personnel alert, after the battle the Navy encouraged those not actively performing their duties to take a nap, to be refreshed when next there was great need for alert personnel. Even a brief nap was very refreshing. Did the new policy work? I do not believe that the Navy suffered another similar loss after Savo Island. -Mike WAGGONER ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Some 40+ years ago as a 2LT on casual duty with the 3rd Ranger at Ft. Benning, I was detailed to help score the PT Testing of a Basic Training Company. I was given a clipboard (to authenticate my authority) and a roster. About midway thru I called out the name Miller about three times and no one stepped forward. I asked if anyone knew Miller. Some Sammy Oatmeal recruit stepped forward and said, "Ain't nobody don't know Miller". Our birthday girl is very precious to us all. She has confronted multiple challenges in her life with faith, courage and an incredible optimism. Like Monty Python's Black Knight who after losing both arms and a leg, continues the fight by saying, "It' but scratch", she's more concerned about you than herself. She's given us all a goose (figuratively) when we're bemoaning our current condition. To: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Happy Birthday and to paraphrase that recruit, "Ain't nobody don't love Rosalie". -Nancy & jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Spokane World's Fair Kept track of 4 little ones at the Spokane World's Fair in '74 and this is the ONLY exhibit I remember... and I thought I remembered toilets in the fountain... hmmmm Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Cool cars A few years ago we discussed the Tucker automobile in the Sandstorm, and a few days ago I mentioned the GM concept car Firebird III that was displayed at the Seattle World's Fair. Wondered what happened to all of those great ideas that never went into production. That inspired me to go surfing for information on the 1963 Chrysler Turbine car. I had long known that most of them had been destroyed, and I thought, "Well, if anyone has one, it would be Jay Leno." Sure enough, he has one which acquired it in 2009; apparently since the last time I visited his site. Interesting video of him demonstrating it. Jay Leno's They were loaned out to different families for three months at a time to get their reaction to them. I just happened to get a glimpse of in Pasco as we were driving through. I was in the back seat and saw it parked on Lewis Street with a lot of people around it. I don't know if my dad saw it on not, he didn't say anything. Re: 1970 Osaka, Japan World's Fair I had a chance to see the Osaka World's Fair when I was in the Navy. The ship was in port and they read us a whole lot of rules and restrictions and how we had to stay together as a group, etc., etc., etc. It sounded much like it had been in boot camp. I don't remember much of it, but do remember at the very end they said, "Enjoy your military tour." To which I thought, "Forget it!!!" To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: 1974 Spokane World's Fair I went to the Spokane Fair at least twice, and do remember seeing the fireworks. In 1967 I think it was, while an Architecture Major at WSU the class went to a meeting of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) in Spokane. There was a group that presented their ideas of what to do with that same area of Spokane. I think this was before Spokane was chosen for the World's Fair; at least I don't remember any mention of it. I do remember them talking about removing the railroad bridges which at that time were in front of the falls. After the presentation a lot of other Architects did not think much of their plans, leading to a "knock-down drag-out discussion." Last summer when I was recovering from knee surgery I scanned about a thousand slides, I don't know where the rest of my '74 Spokane World's Fair slides are, but at that time I did like to take night photos. I only so far scanned one of my World's Fair slides. I need to get back to scanning my slides. I took mainly slides from 1964 until about 1980 when I switched to prints. The color of the slides has held up quite well, but a lot of the prints are faded. So, I also need to scan the original negatives. A lot of the pictures we had taken by photographers of my daughter when she was little have faded really bad. Some I thought were too far gone, but was amazed how well my scanner can restore the color, even without trying to fix it with Photoshop Elements. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Red shirting in Kindergarten Sorry Jim, but I wasn't red shirted in Kindergarten or any other time in school. I found this definition on the internet: "Increasingly parents voluntarily keep children out of kindergarten until age 6 . . The practice has adopted the name red shirting after the older practice of holding freshman athletes (in college) back a year . ." I was 5 when I started kindergarten, 17 when I began my senior year in H.S., and 22 when I graduated from WSU. My birth date was October 30, 1945. Washington state (WA ADC 180-39-010) requires a child be 5 years old as of midnight August 31st for admittance to Kindergarten. Like most rules, a parent can still apply to enroll a 4 year old in Kindergarten for any number of reasons and I think that was true in our day as well. Even if parents followed the rule, classes would still have a 12 month range in classmates' age. It's like Mason said to Dixon, "Where do you draw the line?" Yes, it was hard to lose a child prodigy like Don WINSTON ('63) from our class, but we replaced him with our own genius, Lars LIH ('64), who came from the class of '65 or was it '66 or maybe even '67. -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: Montana geography When I was on the track team in Missoula I had a teammate from Westby, MT and one from Portland, OR. The guy from Westby lived farther from Missoula than the guy from Portland!!! -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Lenora HUGHES ('55), Patti JONES ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) Mary Ann VOSSE ('63), Rosalie LANSING ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Patricia de la BRETONNE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim TADLOCK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve UPSON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) To: Las Vegas, Nevada Bombers! It is time for another luncheon. Would love to see a lot of our Bomber friends there! PLACE: Macayo's Mexican Restaurant WHERE: 8245 West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV DATE: Saturday, May 7th TIME: 12:00 Noon Please come and join the fun. Bomber Cheers!!! -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, May 14, 2011 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 where the wind stops for a bit and then comes up again. The flowers,trees, bushes have sprung out with all the beautiful colors. The birds are abundant. My yard is full of Gold Finches, Quail, They seem cozy after winter. Happy and singing from early morning to evening. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Hi and Belated Easter blessings to all Bombers: greetings from Grandview, Ohio which is now viving for the most tornado watches and actual flooding along with several other towns and cities along the Ohio River. We have had great Easter services starting with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, and after a rainy sunrise service held under a porch roof with the door open to hear the music, we did see the sunrise a few hours later. However, the actual flooding started on Monday and we now have at least one fourth of the town under water with more to follow,as the river isn't due to crest until Friday adding a few more feet to the total. So it is possible it may be the worst flood this town has seen since the '30s. I loved Tom VERELLEN's ('60) tulip photos. Brings back happy memories of my wonderful exchange year in Holland all those years ago, and more recent visits to see them in Mt. Vernon too. While I know it has bitter sweet memories for you, Ed WOOD ('62), I do hope you have a good visit with your new grandchild and daughter-in-law, and of course your roots, as I remember you from grade school. I can't put my fingers on my kindergarten photo at the moment, but I had Miss Stewart's afternoon class and I know you and I go way back at Spalding, along with Tim SMYTH ('62), Barry STEVENS ('62), Mildred STRODE ('62), Sandra, sorry, I can't remember her last name at the moment, and Keith CROWNOVER ('62). Of course these are all from the great class of l962 who will celebrate our 50th next year!! But I don't know where Barry is, I don't think, in fact , I'm quite sure he moved before we graduated. I loved seeing the Space Needle when I went in l962 at the World's Fair when we went there with my cousins and our folks. (That was a big outing for the Crosses) We did get to go up in the Needle, but we didn't get to eat there. I finally got that honor when we went there for dinner in 2007 or '08 with our good friends in Seattle, Ray and Mary Eldridge. I loved it, we went sunset. And the food was good too. I've told my husband, it was worth the cost for the experience!! Now when I ride the monorail in other airports, it's hard to remember how neat that was at the Seattle World's Fair. Yes, I made it to the Spokane World's fair too. I think it was in '74. Spokane has developed so much since I lived there in the late '60s when I was in grad school at U. of W., but assigned to Spokane for 3 of the quarters I attended there... I think I'd love a vacation there, but somehow never have the time... I still hear the thunder, but so far not another tornado watch or severe thunder showers are expected until tomorrow afternoon. Let me close with Easter Blessings, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Seattle World's + another tribute to Mrs. Harmon Two of my sisters, Diana ('64) and Cecilia ('65), went with me to the Seattle World's Fair. I don't remember for sure how we got there - I'm guessing the train - but we stayed with my uncles Aldie (RIP - former Boeing accounting executive) and Doug Oyen (RIP) who lived on Queen Anne hill. We were waiting for a bus one evening when I heard a couple of ladies speaking Russian. I believe that was either the summer of '62 or the beginning of the school year, so I was just past the end of first year Russian with Mrs. Harmon. With other languages I've studied, I've always been reluctant to try conversation, but the way she taught us, both the Russian and the French I took from her at Chief Jo, I was always comfortable trying to converse. I chatted with them for a few minutes until their bus came, and they were amazed that any high school in the US was teaching Russian. Or was that during the trip to the state tournament in '63? My sisters have better memories, they'll straighten me out. My best memories of the World's Fair are the science pavilion and my first ever Belgian waffle - one of my favorite dishes to this day. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the menu prices and didn't see the check when uncle Aldie paid for the dinner at the Space Needle restaurant, so I had a real shock when I took a date there as a student at UW some eight years later. Regards, ecb3 - from unseasonably warm this week (June-like) central Virginia where there haven't been enough dry days to allow me to plow my garden yet this year. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) Re: Chrysler Turbine Concept Car To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Enjoyed the video of the Chrysler Turbine car. Paul HIRST ('63-RIP) and I saw one of the cars at an Auto Show in Seattle when we were in college, most likely in 1964. We talked about the car for years. Although Leno's tape calls the paint orange, it was actually called Turbine Bronze. The auto show had a spokesman from Chrysler for the car and we were impressed by the fact that it would run on anything that burns with oxygen perfume, alcohol, any kind of fuel/gas. He demonstrated how smooth the car ran by turning a penny on end on the hood of the car while the car was running. It never moved and never fell over. And it did sound like a jet. We always wondered why this turbine concept never came back into the car industry. Chrysler was way ahead of its time designing this car. Why can't they do something like this now and open a whole new industry for car fuel (anything that burns). Anyway, thanks for the link to the video. Brought back a lot of memories. -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) ~ Lacey, WA where the rains have returned, much to my disappointment after a wonderfully warm and sunny Saturday at the Point Defiance Zoo with my grandson. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) To: Jimmy HAMILTON ('63) & Nancy WICK Hamilton ('65) How wonderful was your remembrance of me. I do cherish you with every fiber if my being. There ore very few people in ones life that you can truly say, thank you dear god for this cherished soul. I do indeed feel so blessed. With each challenge my faith and courage have grown. I just don't take any credit for my in during faith. THANK YOU MY DEAREST JIMMY AND NANCY!!!!!!! To: David RIVERS ('65) You blew it!!! You have not forgotten me until this year. I guess you are just too busy. I still love you with incredible strengh. Do you still get your gold star? yours truly!! Maybe you are too hot ... I mean from the weather. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Re: Elephants Have not yet seen "Water for Elephants," but it does look interesting. I do remember the circus coming to the little town of Athena, Oregon in 1950. Athena had a pasture just about in the center of town, which is where they set up. I do remember watching them use the elephants to raise the giant tent poles and tents. Although, like everything else, if I could go back in time they would probably look smaller to me now than they did then. How do I know it was 1950? Because I looked up the release date of Cecil B. DeMille's movie "Sampson and Delilah," which was December, 1949. I had seen the movie shortly before, and was so scared of Lion Sampson was fighting my mother had to take me out of the theater. Then shortly after that the circus came to town. They had a lion on one of those trailers that is a cage. I remember one of the guys who worked for the circus showing us the lion and reaching in right by the bars, grabbing hold of the lion's whiskers, and twisting them in his fingers. My parents thought it was so funny that I was afraid of the movie lion, but not of the real lion. Yeah, but that lion was behind bars, the one in the movie was not. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Ironically now living in Lion country -- near the Kennewick High School. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: That's life! Riding High in April... shot down in May... but in my case, on the crest of the wave of my Gold Star, I was shot down in April! Happens to the best of us... well, at least it happens to me... Yes... I blew it... not even sure if I turned on my work computer yesterday because I had my nose stuck in a bunch of exhibits all day... I must be stupid stupid stupid to quote a Lawyer book... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... I missed the fair and beautiful Rosalie LANSING's ('63) birthday... yup, I did... even responded to some kids' inquiries a few weeks ago as to when it was... sitting here with a smug look on my face... then I go and blow it... As I was reading my meditation books this morning I saw the date April 26... An uneasy feeling came over me like when ya can't remember if ya closed the garage door or turned the coffee off... When I logged on this morning to the SS it hit me like a ton of bricks... today is the 26th NOT the 25th!!!!! I wrote the dear girl a short email but was bummed and knew I'd hafta live with my mistake for a whole year! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh. So a bleated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patricia de la BRETONNE ('65) Re: Rosalie Happy Happy Birthday to Rosalie LANSING ('63) one day late! And it's true "Nobody doesn't love Rosalie LANSING!" With all good wishes and love to you! -Patricia de la BRETONNE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Lynne REGIMBAL LePage - Class of 1983 ~ 1964 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Homer RAEKES ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick WIGHT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale HOSACK ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Abbey ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Re: the Chrysler Turbine All the turbine cars were built in Italy and Chrysler brought them over for testing and experimental use. After which they all were to be destroyed or shipped back to Italy as they came in "DUTY FREE". Chrysler abandoned the project because they figured out it would cost a bit over $100,000.00 a car to sell. They could see no profit margin so the Turbine went the way of the TUCKER. Some how Jay Leno got one... must have been from Italy and the Maserati company that built them originally. I was privileged to drive one around the block as they were giving demos in West Covina, CA at the time and we working just across the street. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Those 4 Dreaded Words'We Need to Talk' or "What we have here is a failure to communicate." It's come to my attention that obituaries tell us a lot about someone... then again maybe not enough? After viewing the obit in yesterday's Sandstorm... How about us as a group sharing a few more facts about ourselves. If you own a business that we can participate in, allow us to do so. Bed & Breakfast, hotel, eatery, insurance, roadside stand, etc. would be a starting place. I'd eat at your place, stay at your motel, visit your shop if I knew you had one. As for myself, I am located on the corner of Main and Canyon in downtown Colfax, WA. No I don't own the business but have worked at the same location for 37 years. (Almota Elevator Company) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: At least she still loves me. Well, I must say that my dearest Rosalie ('63) was quite gracious in her response to my HUGE goof up on her birthday. I would like to say that my secretary has been as gracious today about my not remembering "Secretaries' Day" She has been slamming stuff around the office and snatching things from my hand all dang day. I did, when my partner and his secretary left for lunch, get on the phone and order flowers... If they get here before 5 I can pretend that I remembered the whole time... if not I may be in for it for a whole year as I am with Dear, sweet, wonderful, lovely, understanding Rosalie... ya think? Who thinks up these "special" days anyway? Why can't we just have Christmas and Birthdays... that would be more than enough to remember... well, back to the card table. -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Carol CARSON ('60), Frank QUINLAN ('62) Rosalie LANSING ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Don ANDREWS ('67wb) Rick MADDY ('67), Shari NAPORA ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis BENJAMIN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Your idea to "advertise" our services/business is a good one. I would love to support Bombers in their endeavors. Let's see how many we get. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank QUINLAN ('62) Re: Chrysler Turbine Car I was in San Diego (Navy) the summer of 1965. One afternoon three of us took the bus to the zoo. We had to walk through the parking lot to get to the front gate and parked there near the front was a Chrysler Turbine car! My friends seemed oblivious to how important this car was and they went into the zoo. I couldn't just walk away like that. I must have stayed there another half hour waiting for the owner to come out... and I didn't have my camera!! The thing that amazed me the most was no one else recognized the car, they just walked on by. I couldn't believe it. I finally got tired of waiting and went to look for my friends, but I remember that day like it was yesterday. I later read that a Chrysler executive living in southern California had been given one to drive, so it must have been his car I saw. -Frank QUINLAN ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: REMEMBERING To: David RIVERS ('65) How funny you are. Just think of it as a way for us woman to get more attention from our men. we are just a little devious sometimes. I would have thought you knew that by now. Send her flowers often, then you will have a happy woman all the time. Well maybe all the time. Give are hormone imbalances. You are my sunshine!!!! -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Gary Behymer ('64) I like your idea very much about us Bombers letting the rest of us know if we can participate in a business of theirs, etc. I, for one, have a greeting card business. I know there are quite a few times that we rush out to the store to buy a card at the last minute. How about the ones that "think ahead" and have gotten their cards for different occasions before hand or would like to be that organized. I love having a box of cards to rely upon at any given moment for any occasion. I'm here to let you know that I can make up and box cards for all occasions. I just can't beat the .99 cent cards at Hallmark though. Looking forward to moving back up to WA and then the cards won't take so long to get to people if I have to mail them. Right now the time is around 4 days to get up to WA from here. My web address is: -Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA The flowers are all out and leaves are coming out on the trees, but where or where is the sun? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Re: the Chrysler Turbine I have always heard that the Chrysler Turbines were destroyed of avoid paying import taxes on them as the bodies were built by Ghia of Italy and the engines added by Chrysler in the US. My research a couple of days ago has caused me to have doubts. Wikipedia says it was the story at the time, but in fact, it was just the Auto industry's practice of not selling prototype cars to the public. It does however say "citation needed." Jay Leno and another source I found says that Chrysler offered them to museums around the country, but they were not interested; they were something new, not old. There were 55 built, 50 that were used for their public loan and test program and 5 earlier ones made in development that differed in various ways. Four different sources confirm that 9 of the cars were not destroyed. Three of them, cars number 42, 47, & 50, were kept by Chrysler Corporation and kept in running condition. Jay Leno bought one of the three that Chrysler kept, so, as he says, he can claim to be the original owner. The other six had their engines deactivated and donated to museums; I think they were usually displayed alongside the turbine engines that had been taken out. Car number 31 went to the Harrah Museum in Nevada and was later bought by Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan, but someone had beat him to the engine. Monaghan sold it to collector Frank Kleptz for a reported $100,000, who acquired an engine from Chrysler and got it running again. The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis has car number 11 which is also functional and appears at car shows from time to time. So apparently they put it back together again. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI has number 34. The Peterson Museum in Los Angeles, CA must have number 25; apparently they were not the first museum to receive it. The Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles has number 44 (seems a weird place for a car of the future, but I was able to confirm it on their website). And the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. has number 45. For those interested there is a new book about the car: "Chrysler's Turbine: The Rise and Fall of Detroit's Coolest Creation" by Steve Lehto with a forward by Jan Leno. Available at as a real book for $16.47 or on their Kindle electronic book-reading thingie for $9.99. The book even has a facebook page If you would like to read the "Driver's Guide" (I guess they couldn't call it the "Owner's Manual"), you can read it online at: Chrysler kept working on the turbine and in 1979 were ready to tool up to install it into the 1981 Chrysler New Yorker. They had gotten it up to 22 mpg and able to pass the EPA requirements, they just had to make the decision to go ahead. If you remember Chrysler was in bad financial shape then (de ja vu all over again). As a condition of getting the government loan guarantees they had to drop it because the government thought it was too risky. They also had to sell their division that made turbine powered tanks for the government. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: facts about ourselves, while we are still living love that idea... sometimes, reading an obit is the only way we know what our alumni have accomplished in their lives... would be so much more fun to know about them, while they are still here, so we could participate in their "doings". *grin* As for me... had various jobs, after high school... -waitress, COD clerk for UPS, grade school librarian (which I totally loved), manicurist, and babysitter to my grandchildren, a job which I consider the BEST job in the world! In fact, I am still doing that and still loving it! *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ still alive and kicking in Bakersfield, CA *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: You asked for it Gary I wuz borned on a cold and windy day (believe it wuz a Wednesday) on November 27, 1946 at 6 am to a couple I referred to as "Mom" and "Dad" My birth occurred in Richland, Washington in the Kadlec Hospital. I know that because when the Sorry 7 had their picture taken outside of the Hospital, It said Kadlec on the building... that photo was supposed to include all the kids in the Class of '65 that were borned at the same facility. Unfortunately, we forgot to tell anyone other than a couple of us we were gonna take the picture, which is prolly a good thing cuz not many more people would fit in the photo anyway. As it wuz, the big fat LIAR ('65) (I assume that's his maiden name) sneaked his little bald headed self in the picture even tho he wuz borned in some foreign country or something because he could never stand being left outa the gang. Then, Jackson KEENEY ('65) happened along who wuz also borned somewhere else... I think at the Bali Hai, or some exotic place like that... we didn't wanna tell him he couldn't be in the picture so he's in it too. But for WARFORD ('65), DAVIS ('65), SIMPSON ('65), HARRAH ('65) and RIVERS ('65) it is absolute proof we wuz all borned there. Because housing was scarce, we stayed with the Shegruds while we waited for housing. After that we moved to Putnum into a ranch house with dirt in the front of the house by John DALE ('63). Then we moved to Haines across from the Dike next to the Reed Girls (swoon) and it was there that I discovered "girls" at a very young age. I also discovered toy cars which always seemed to end up in Johnny REED's ('63) possession. In fact pretty much everything not nailed down in the whole of Richland usually found its way into his possession but he was my best bud at the time next to Allen "Butchie" GREEN ('65) and Ricky WARFORD ('65). Then we moved to Acacia across from Spalding. My circle of friends grew by leaps and bounds because I was now a big time second grader and the "slowest human being on earth" according to Mr Olsen. However, I did run with a bit of a rough crowd, which included among others, Keith and Kenny PETERSON ('64;'65), Craig DAVIS ('65), Butch MANTHAI ('65), Terry WERNER ('65) Johnny POYNOR ('63), Chuck GARDINER ('63 RIP) (Brother Jack was a big kid to be admired and worshiped), Larry GREER ('65), DJ Jeff MICHAEL ('65), Patti WATERS... double swoon('65 WB)... hmmmm... this list is getting kinda long, huh... and others... Because of a misunderstanding about the leadership of two warring gangs on the playground (hey why just be the leader of one gang) we decided to move to Van Giesen ( Across from the PARKER girls... triple swoon) and Jason Lee in the summer before 6th grade... but first I hadda make a little detour and burn down the orchard outside of Densow's... It was there that I fell in with a particularly disreputable bunch that included Skip NUSSBAUM ('65), Terry DAVIS ('65), Brian JOHNSON ('65... I'd known him for a long time) The Big Fat Liar ('65), Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and many more... Hey Gary, how much do you wanna know for these future obits?????????? Well I needa get some work done so as they say in the cliff-hangers... To Be Continued... .. -David RIVERS ('65 Card Table) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67wb) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) The next time I need an elevator you will be the first person I call. If you or anyone needs a road, walkway, Park, or storm water facility construction project managed give me a call. I've worked for Clark County Public Work in Vancouver, USA for 25 years as a Project Manager and as a Surveyor, so give me a call. We are on track for the wettest April on record, following rain 30 of 31 days in March. That is why as soon as I retire, my wife & I will be moving permanently to our home in Horn Rapids. For now we are there every other wonderful weekend. 3 Years 12 days and counting. Bomber Cheers -Don ANDREWS ('67wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Remembering Rainier Beer My daughter's other half collects beer cans and he sent me these photos. I do recall drinking my fair share of beer before the age of 21. Never liked it and to this day still drink for affect, or is it effect, because I could never acquire a taste for the stuff. Probably effectively puked it up a few too many times, I suppose. Rainier beer was first produced in California. The cone top can is the Rainier can from California from about the early '30s. The "light light" and "not so light" cans are from the '60s. The other cream colored can (two photos) is the first ever Washington Rainier can and has opening instructions on it... and I believe this was for the Westside, if I recall correctly, and not for Richland Bombers. I do not ever recall not being able to open a can of beer. Granted, sometimes with a screwdriver if there was no 'church key' or a door latch for the bottled stuff. Talked to Fred "Dinky" MORSE ('63) yesterday. He is doing so-so and said he was thinking of growing a rose bush. Fred said Nester ('63) and "Me DO" ('63) dropped by and both were upright and motoring. I stayed with Fred last summer for a few days. I haven't seen Nester or Paul for many years and it is always good to hear the 'old guys' are still truckin. I live on the corner of 8th and Olive in Huntington Beach, CA. I have no business. I have no job... fact is, I have never had a real job. The tragedy of military retirement at the age of nineteen is missing out on the socialization; meeting co- worker's friends and the office Christmas party. I live in a one bedroom apartment. I lost everything after two divorces. I own nothing. I have no room for company of any size... although, WARFORD ('65) is coming down for 4th of July. He will pretty much be on his own for breakfast, lunch (supper), dinner and any sort of entertainment until around 10PM when I will take him downtown four blocks away and show him my favorite two watering holes. You can stop and find me there. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shari NAPORA Bennett ('67) A friend sent me this. It reminded me of growing up in Richland. I tweaked it a little and by the way, I "survived" in spades! "My curfew was the street lights. As they got brighter you could hear "ally ally outs in free" echo through the neighborhood. My mom didn't call my cell, she yelled my name. I played outside with friends, not online. If I didn't eat what my mom cooked, then I didn't eat. Sanitizer didn't exist, but you COULD get your mouth washed out with soap. You could hear the ice cream man from blocks away and would run to the front door to beg your mom for a dime. She usually heard him too and met you there-sometimes with a dime! I rode a bike without a helmet. Getting dirty was OK, and neighbors gave a darn as much as your parents did. Send this on if you drank water from a garden hose & survived." -Shari NAPORA Bennett ('67) ~ Looking out on that same neighborhood as the sun goes down and my memory fills it with ghosts from the past. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise MOYERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve HAGGARD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNS ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) David... David... David Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) caught on to my mumblings... Her business can be found at Don ANDREWS ('67wb)... sorry can't provide you with an elevator BUT if ever you need soft white wheat to make noodles I could help there. I put the yearbooks to rest... there were 6,500 at one time... I'm down to 550 or so. If you know where JoAnne POWERS ('64) might be, I'd love to hear from you. If by chance you served with the 511th MI Company come visit me at If you are related to Lloyd Stewart I'd certainly like to know My other two obsessions are a collection of John Olerud baseball cards etc., with the last count at 93,000+... or a LP (33 1/3) collection of 7,000+ albums. David... David... David RIVERS ('65)... Don't die on me now! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Card Table Birthdays yup... we got em... two '65ers spilling their milk but their feet almost reach the floor... If we could all just get rid of the NY phone book to help us reach the table top we'd be in good shape. Oh... by the way... did you know that Rosalie LANSING ('63) hadda birthday on the 26th? If you were not aware of that fact, you may want to mark it down for next year to remember to wish her a huge HB! Really... I don't make this stuff up ya know. It is windy as all get out here... thunk it was March that came in like a Lion and out like a lamb... April has just been a lion... which is not to be confused with the lyin' that the Big Fat LIAR ('65) does... different kinda lion... got it? Glad to hear that WARFORD ('65) is gonna visit MADDY ('67) for the 4th of July... Maddy has a very hard life living in HB California... By law, he is required to sit at the Starbucks and watch cars and girls... Now If I wuz gonna watch girls I'd move a little closer to the water, but since he's lived there for more than a couple of years (thought he could put one over on me by asking who Eddie Aikau wuz one time... silly Maddy... tricks are for kids)... I'm sure he knows what he is doing... so anyway let's get back to the Darling Bomber-Babe and cool Bomber Dude having birthdays on April 30, 2011... I'm still waiting for the chick to make it to Richland one of these dayz so I can swoon in person, but I almost always get to see the guy every year... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Louise MOYERS ('65) and Steve HAGGARD ('65)!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: VA I was asked to provide the link to my Veterans Administration videos again. The best way to access them is go to Type in [search box]: OneUpsetVet [click SEARCH] This will bring up all the videos so far. Keep in mind if you do not like foul language then do not view the one titled "The VA would rape a dog". The others are ok. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2011 ~ May, 2011