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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ May, 2011
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/01/11 ~ MAY DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Charlotte NUGENT ('64) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ginger ROSE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sylvia PLUMB ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CARLSON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim REINING ('71wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE, SYLVIA MAY PLUMB ('56) ON THIS FIRST DAY OF MAY. SHE STILL LOOKS GREAT AFTER 54 YEARS OF MARRIAGE TO THIS OLD COOT. Here's hoping she can put up with me a few more years. With lots of love from your best friend and Hubby. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Saw this in Sports Illustrated. These were not nearly as dangerous as bringing home a Poor Work slip in Junior High. Isn't that right Frank. -Jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Loved the pictures of where your work! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) Gary BEHYMER ('64) had such a good idea because I would definitely rather go to a Bomber's business if I knew where it was located. I like the idea too of a short version of what has been happening since high school. So... my life has been centered around my husband and 3 daughters and 3 sons (kept me quite busy). I have also been involved with genealogy in the Family History Center for years and love helping people with their research and have been on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the last 17 years which has been interesting too. We are thinking seriously about downsizing and moving to Nevada soon because the snow out here keeps us pretty much grounded for the winter months. It seems so strange and would generally make me nervous to use the words "a Bomber's business" but I do value the Bomber tradition. My son and his family live in Richland so we have the opportunity to visit there which is always nice. It's nice too to know that I have future Bombers. -Charlotte NUGENT Hardy ('64) ~ New York **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: HB Visit To: David RIVERS ('65) Like you need an invitation to join WARFORD ('65) and I on the 4th at my pad, or something? Anytime, Sarge. Come on down. Join us. You can crash in the living room on the floor like all my company. The linoleum in the kitchen is a bit hard, but wide open too. Bring a pillow. We need a reliable DD and some laughs. I stopped drinking and driving and driving and drinking approximately nineteen months ago after years of never getting caught nor wounding or killing anyone. Now, four blocks on a low crawl can take a while getting home at 1:30AM, particularly when carrying a plastic bag with a meatball, no cheese, extra marinara, from Subway. I could be run over by a sober person. And you know how those Naz... police officers can ruin a fabulous night of intoxication... okay, you don't remember. Besides, since I am the one that sent a non-drinking former juicer a bottle of Semper Fi Red... I owe you. Now, if only we could get Larry MATTINGLY ('60) to work the ordinance off the pier, it would be the perfect 4th. Believe me. Semper Fidelis, -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike MILLS ('57), Mike BRADY ('61) Ed WOOD ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene RICHTER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merradyth TRUNNELL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike MILLS ('57) Re: Bomber Business Thanks to Gary BEHYMER ('64) for the good idea regarding sharing info about ourselves. I'm happy to respond. This past fall we opened a branch music store in Kennewick - Mills Music 6030 Clearwater Ave tel: 509-987-1400 web site: In the music industry we are classified as a full line retail music store, meaning that we carry most everything musical, rather than being a speciality store. We rent and sell instruments from piccolos to pianos. The store is operated by our son Monty Mills. We would very much appreciate any fellow Bomber business. Thank you, -Mike MILLS ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Travel trailer I'm getting serious about buying an RV. I'm considering buying a used lightweight 26'-30' travel trailer. Does anyone have one they want to sell? I haven't ruled out a regular RV. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Skagit Valley Tom VERELLEN ('60) has done a nice job showing us the photographic wonders near his home in Lacy, WA. I'm spending a couple weeks here in Whidbey Island for the trial of the women who killed my son last year. So yesterday I took a day to wander through Skagit Valley to see what these tulips are all about that Tom has shown us. They're pretty wonderful. You'll see one photo of Skagit Valley tulips and another of the kinky rural roadside on Whidbey Island. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Did anyone get a May Basket from Louise WELLS ('64)? A square of wall paper sample stapled into a cone. Stuffed with lilacs and a stick of gum. Hung on your door knob, three quick knocks and then she runs away. Louise was not very tall, still isn't very tall, but she could run like hell. Maybe its just too far to come over to Kirkland from Richmond Beach. Maybe they dont have wall paper samples any more. Regardless she could have at least put the gum, no juicyfruit like you get at the 59er Diner, in an envelope and mailed it. May Day just isn't the same. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** I read it here first... and confirmed. Thank you, Kerry. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Re: Osama Bin Laden Yahoo! Now let's get #'s 2, 3, etc. Perhaps a bit of closure for those who lost loved ones in the 911 attack. Hopefully we can be vigilant for any retaliatory actions. -Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Carol CARSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy ELY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, May 7 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Jackson's in Richland (formerly The Gas Light). Spouses and friends are welcome. Please join us. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Bomber Business Thanks to Gary BEHYMER ('64) for suggesting Bomber businesses. My youngest son, Randal SOUTHAM ('82), owns a photography studio in Mountlake Terrace, WA Besides studio work, he and his team travel around the country producing corporate videos for customers. Photography has been his passion since he was about 13 years old. He (and I) also own an IT business We are Microsoft Gold Certified Partners and provide implementation, training and sell CRM (Customer Relationship Management) services. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynnwood, WA where it was 65, sunny and beautiful yesterday - got lots of flowers planted and today is cloudy/rainy ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Today, as I was going home after shopping at Fred Meyer in Yakima, I pulled up behind a car and noticed the license plate said "United States Coast Guard". On the bottom of the plate it said "United States Coast Guard Chief". I honked as I went by him to the turn lane and gave him a thumbs up and he waved at me. I have his license plate number if that would help you identify him. Thought you would be interested and feel the comradity. (sp?) -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Driving into Honolulu this (Monday) afternoon from the windward side of the island to go to a family dinner was something of an adventure. A thunder and lightning storm was brewing and the traffic signal lights were out at the main intersection of Likelike Hiway and Kahekili Hiway. It was quite a wait for the rush hour traffic from Honolulu onto Kahekili Hiway to stop and let us go through the intersection. When we got through the tunnel (only emergency lights were on) to the Honolulu side of the mountains it was pouring rain. When we first moved to Hawaii with our VW bug in 1968 we lost traction in a similar storm going downhill through a stream of water across the road and rear-ended a car. Our heavier Toyota van didn't have any problems this time, however. We stopped at a new Lowe's to buy paint for the house. While we were there my sister-in-law called to say dinner was canceled due to lack of electricity. While leaving the Lowe's parking lot we noticed everyone was looking out toward the ocean and taking pictures with their phone cameras. When we looked in that direction we saw a very tall tornado funnel reaching from the high storm clouds down to the ocean. We've been through a couple of hurricanes here, but that was the first tornado (or typhoon I think it is in the Pacific) we've seen. On our way home our son called to let us know the electricity was out at the house, so we stopped to buy some fast food to take home for dinner. It took us almost an hour to travel what normally takes about 15-20 minutes because of the combination bad weather, rush-hour traffic and non-functioning traffic signals in Kaneohe. The electricity was finally restored by the time we got back to Kahekili Hiway, but the traffic was so backed up it still took another 15 minutes from there to our house. After Hurricane Ewa many years ago we were without electricity on the Windward side of the island for five days. After the third day we had to go to my in-laws' home in Honolulu to take a shower. I think when we buy our home in Arizona I'm going to get an emergency generator (or a solar electrical system). I'm going to be in the Tri-Cities next weekend to spend Mother's Day with my mom and brothers. I hope it's dry... The execution of Osama Bin Laden reminded me of 9/11. I was in China to teach at Tianjin University at the time. My first class was scheduled at 8am Wednesday morning, September 12. I'd gone to bed at 9pm to get a good night's rest when the other American teacher at the university called me to turn on my TV to the Phoenix channel (as in mythical bird, not Phoenix, AZ). I watched until 1am when I finally had to try to get some sleep. For an hour I tossed and turned I'd planned an introductory speech to give my students and now I didn't know what to say. I finally decided to say exactly what I'd planned to say. I arrived 20 minutes before class started. The students were listening to their transistor radios; not a single one even glanced at me until the bell rang. The first half of the period I introduced myself, then invited the class to ask questions. To encourage them I offered a chocolate bar to the first five people who asked a question. I told the guys if they didn't like chocolate they could always find a pretty girl to give it to. The first three questions were about the attack. It was quite an emotional time for me, being so far from home. I was so glad when the fourth question was, "I understand Americans like pets. Do you have a pet?" (Few of my students had ever had a pet the ones that did were unusual silk worms and chickens.) Well, I'm glad this chapter has come to a close! I love history, but it isn't always easy living through it. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Kaneohe, Hawaii ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) Ed WOOD ('62), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti COLE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice WISE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy birthday to our favorite sister Patti ('52), (Until the next family birthday ha) We love you. The Cole Clan: Barbara ('50), Karen ('55), Judie ('63). Jackie ('63), John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Coincidentally, I, too, moved to Hawaii with my VW Bug in 1968! We lived for six years in Kaneohe -- first in Keapuka (Apapane Place), then toward Kailua, on Mahinui Road. Our last year we spent at Napali Gardens, fairly close to where you live, I taught at Castle High School and King Intermediate School, in the heart of Kaneohe. Favorite place: Valley of the Temples - Byodo-In in Kahaluu, a replica of the Byodo temple of Uji on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. If you get a chance to pick up a copy of Hawaii Pacific Review in the next month or so, you'll find a poem of mine published there (Vol. #25) I still have friends in Kaneohe, but haven't visited in a while. I miss Hawaii. Aloha, -Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Bomber help requested The first part of the trial for the women who killed my son last year has now been completed, after six days. In my view, justice has not been done. Next comes sentencing and any appeals. The passenger pled guilty, so this trial was for the driver of the SUV. She was convicted of three counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault on the most lenient prong, careless driving. This carries a sentence of 77-102 months according to Washington state uniform sentencing guidelines. Time off for good behavior could reduce that by one third. I guess from a defendant's point of view, less than two years per person killed is a pretty good deal. The judge did not permit the jury to consider driving under the influence in spite of the evidence produced, since the state expert witnesses were unable to opine if the defendant was under the influence of the methamphetamine and heroin she had taken. She did opine that the defendant was no longer under the influence of marijuana since no THC was detected, only carboxy- THC which is the inactive, metabolized form of marijuana. A state expert lab witness testified multiple drugs were in her system, but could not opine as to the effect it had on the defendant. Drug lab experts can never render such an opinion on drugs. The only state expert who can legally render such an opinion is a certified DRE (Drug Recognition Expert). But although a DRE was on the scene of the collision, in the state of Washington, a DRE is prohibited from rendering an opinion unless all 12 steps of the recognition sequence are completed. Injuries or suspected injuries to the defendants made completing most of the 12 steps impossible. The prosecutor and district attorney are convinced the judge erred in his ruling to eliminate the DUI charge, since there clearly was sufficient evidence for a reasonable jury to reach the conclusion that the defendant was under the influence of the multiple drugs she injected, ingested and inhaled. After the trial was over, members of the jury expressed their bewilderment that the charge was dropped. Although one is presumed under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of 0.08%, there are no such limits established for any drugs, legal or otherwise. Nineteen states do have per se laws making it illegal to drive with any illicit drugs in the driver's blood, but Washington is one of many states without such a law. In an attempt to reach closure on this terrible event, I would like to speak with bombers knowlegable about the law in this case, preferably someone who either is or was a prosecutor or judge in the state of Washington. Any help would be most appreciated. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ mourning in Coupeville, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) The funnels that you saw are called water spouts while out in water. As soon as they land on land they are called tornados. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We're having sunny weather these past few days, but today it the nicest as the wind is only a breeze The weather man says the rest of the week is cloudy with possible rain. Sure hope he's wrong. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: No way... just no way OK... I cannot believe there were NO Bombers born on May 4th! My email is listed on this post so if your birthday was on May 4th lemme know and I'll make darn sure you aren't missed again. And if yer a hot Bomber-babe, my number is 555-5555. I got a message on facebook from a guy in Veterans in Politics here in Vegas and opened it... wrong thing to do... Gary BEHYMER ('64) informs me that opening that link spammed everybody on my list of friends... so if you are one of them I am soooooooooooo sorry... seems like you can't do anything on these computers any more without it going haywire! I wanna thank MADDY ('67) for inviting me to sleep on his floor on the 4th of July... I will be in the neighborhood on Father's day tho at the Fairplex in case ya wanna join the boyz 'n' me at the L.A. Roadster Show... we can do Pinks... no we can't do Pinks... they don't do that show... but we can get the BEST meatloaf sandwich in the world. I wuz talkin to a Bomber- babe from the class of '63 (a Babe whose b-day I've missed since I've been doing birthdays almost from the beginning of the SS) and she reminded me of the changes we've gone thru in technology since we were old enough to notice... it was funny because as I got outta the little Plymouth custom coupe I've been driving this year (don't laugh... I never thought I'd own a Plymouth but this little chopped and channeled '37 is one of the coolest cars I've ever owned) I looked in the little space behind the seat to make sure nothing of value was visible and thought I saw a cassette... well I know I play CDs in that and all my other cars (tho one does have an 8 track for old times sake) and was kind of taken by surprise... it made me recall all of the ways we've played our music since the says we wuz at Korten's buying 45s and LPs... I remember buying some 45 at Christmas time and then toolin' the Uptown for who knows how long... when I got home the record was like a pretzel and no amount of nickels on the arm were gonna save it. Now I have this little gizmo that cleans up my CDs when I've been a bit careless with them. Thank goodness for that little gizmo! I am not the best putter CD backer in the case that walked the face of the earth... and they need to make those little cases stronger anyway! Well, for all you Bombers who were born on May 4th whatever year... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Greetings from Tornado Alley! Nothing like a monster F-5 tornado blowing through your backyard at 200+ miles an hour to get your attention. And a few F-4s for added effect. We were lucky, no damage other than a few downed trees. Just a few miles north, 350 homes completely flattened. Did 4 days and nights of urban camping no power or phone. We have a 500-gallon propane tank that provided hot water for showers and gas for the stove, so we weren't really roughing it. Stars at night were brightest Id seen, since the entire city of Huntsville, AL had no power so no light pollution. More than 200 tornadoes swept through Alabama last Wednesday. I am back to work but most are not, and schools have been closed a week. Close call! Great map of all the excitement. -Mike DALEN ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BOLIN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo BUSTAD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad PUGH ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Ed WOOD ('62) I can't give you the help regarding prosecution, but my heart ached as I read your entry and the accompanying news article. No one should eve have to bury a child, much less see the one who is responsible get such a light charge for must be heart broken. I will keep you in my prayers. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: B-days Well it's nice to know that we had birthdays on the 5th and fer sure we got one on the 6th cuz I know cuz I grew up near this b-day guy... I was very disheartened to read Ed WOOD'S ('62) post on the 5th. We have had a few similar cases here in Nevada with very tragic results. One would think that since these same problems have been around for many years, the legislatures of the various states would have addressed the problem long ago. I believe that ours has attempted to pass legislation in response to the lack of just results in death and injury cases but am not sure they have truly addressed the issues... In any event it never seems that the punishment fits the crime. I had hoped to get to eat before heading across town to a deposition, but it looks like I may be going with jelly beans and salt water taffy as my fuel... no matter... we got a kid I've known just as long as I can remember having a birthday on May 6, 2011. Haven't seen him in a long time but have fond memories of him all thru (and before) school... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brad PUGH on your Special day!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Burt PIERARD ('59) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff HARTMAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laverne VANDENBERG ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Re: Ringling Bros. Circus at Kennewick Thousand pardons for the lateness of this response. Things have been pretty busy around here lately and I've been saving the Sandstorms in my In Box (back to the 4/24 issue) until I got a chance to sit down this AM and catch up. I especially wanted to comment on your entry since it brought up what may be my fondest memory of growing up in Richland. I could go back and check the old Villagers for sure, but I'm reasonably certain that the event occurred in the Spring of 1948 (before the Flood). Our Dad took my brother Dick ('52) and me over to Kennewick to see the 1st Section of the Circus Train's arrival. As I recall, it was still dark when we arrived but it was starting to get light when they unloaded the elephants and wagons containing the tent, poles, rigging, and Sideshow stuff. They hooked up the elephants to the wagons, threw some spangly decorations on them, and had a Circus Parade out to the grounds West of town, as I recall, only about 8-10 blocks, in those days. It was truly amazing to watch them pitch and raise the Big Top. They spread the tent out and then erected the three main poles through ringed holes in the top of the tent. Meanwhile, the Roustabouts were driving the stakes for anchoring the tent edges and the giant (to a 7 year old) stakes for anchoring the 3 main pull ropes which ran through pulleys at the top of each pole. They then hooked up 3 elephants to the pull ropes and they started moving away from the tent and pulled the 3 rings up simultaneously. My brother has a memory of watching them set up the Sideshow tents when the Fat Lady came by and chatted him up. She offered to sit in his lap and he was horrified to think of that gigantic woman squashing him. They had all the main tents up by about 7am, when we left, probably to get my brother to school. Later that day comes the fond memory part. I had recently started my apprenticeship with Tony, the Atomic Clown, who had originally worked for Ringling Bros. Tony made the offer to take my Dad and me (if Dad would let me skip school) to the Matinee and go back to Clown Alley to meet some of his old cronies, which he did. When the show started, we got to stand at the ramp where the performers were entering and exiting, kinda up close and personal. Even as a 7 year old, I was surprised to learn that the pretty, apparently nearly nekkid ladies, were actually covered up with flesh-colored tights, etc. Anyhow, watching the show from that vantage was a thrill that I, obviously, will never forget. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Punishment? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... No SS today so I guess I'm getting punished by the SS gods for neglecting two of my favorite Bombers on their May 6th b-days... I need to start checking the Bomber calendar from now on... I was happy to get a chance to talk to Leo BUSTAD ('63) last summer at breakfast at a place I haven't frequented since they would not let Steven ADAIR ('08) eat with us in the banquet room because they served drinks in there at night (we were having breakfast or something) and the '65er gang walked out and never returned (this occurred when Steven was a bit of a tike... guess we have long memories). It was great to see him and I gotta say I'm sorry for missing your b-day this year... whip me beat me tie me up and... no wait... forget I said that... that is only for Bomber-babes... realized the other day how redundant we Lawyers can be when I used the term "hot Bomber-babe"... As if there is another kid of Bomber- babe... duh on me... sorry girls... we all know your reps for being hot... no not the "for a good time call" on Zip's boyz bathroom wall kinda reps... oh geez... get that foot outa yo mouf son... The other B-day I missed is a Bomber-babe I really enjoy talking to now and again... reliving the old days... Her little sis, Treva ('65), is very dear to me and we talk about her and her condition... She was such a vibrant wonderful girl in school and she and I tried to keep track of each other over the years... It is so heart wrenching to see our friends become ill in the years we should just be ripping it up (ok Jimbeaux ('63) paybacks for "maybe tomorrow")... and just enjoying life. Childhood should be visited twice... once to learn life's lessons as we have fun and once to try and live by them as we have fun... so Myrna BOLIN ('63), you know I love you and wish you HB a day late too. It's getting hot here in Vegas and I should be pulling a roadster out to drive to work before it gets too hot, but as I get older the heat just seems to get to me more than in the past... we'll see how that goes... I have wanted to take my little black '27 lakes style to the Rat Fink Reunion, but the weather is so unpredictable I could end up driving with icicles on my nose... We hafta go up to around 7,000 feet... sometimes there is tons of snow and sometimes it's 85... just never know... guess I could take my insulated coveralls with me... I drove from Redlands thru the pass to Vegas in the winter like that in a little roadster at night... I was warm and toasty alla way... so anyway... HB to both of you kids and stay well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>David Earl BOSSO ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/11 ~ HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Lois WEYERTS ('56), Carol BISHOP ('57) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) Julia ALEXANDER ('65), Mike PERKINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty BELL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McFALL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis BARR ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug RATHBUN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty DE LA BRETONNE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOGAN ('70)) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56) Attention all 1956 Classmates...Our 55th Reunion is coming! Our 55th Reunion will be celebrated on the weekend of September 9 & 10 in conjunction with the Club 40 Annual Meeting. We will have our own separate Class of '56 celebration on Saturday afternoon, September 10, at the Hampton Inn from 1:30 until 4:00. The evening programs on the 9th and 10 will be held in conjunction with Club 40 at the Richland Red Lion. The Club 40 newsletter, The DustStorm, has been mailed to all classmates that we were able to locate. Included in the DustStorm are the instructions and registration form for you to pre-register for your attendance at our 55th Reunion and the Club 40 activities. You must have the registration form returned by August 26th in order to attend. We cannot have more people attend than what is planned for food service so no tickets will be sold at the door. You will need to complete the entire registration form by providing all of the information requested. Remember to include the $5 annual Club 40 dues. We are looking forward to seeing many of you in September. Go Bombers! If you have any questions or did not receive the DustStorm please contact me so that we can get a registration form to you or you can download one from the Club 40 website. -Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56) ~ a reunion planner in Richland where warm weather and sunshine are slow in coming. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) Happy Birthday to Jim McFALL ('57) and Doug RATHBUN ('60) on May 8th... (hope I am right) -Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) To: All Lady Alums I wish you all the happiness and blessings of Mothers Day! Mothers are a very special kind of person and well deserving of this day of honor. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from home on a very wet day in Tacoma **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What did we do before... Well this has been a fun couple of days. Been involved in an Appeal in the 9th Circus and after bending over backward to be civil and professional with the other side I got their brief and waited for their appendix to arrive by snail mail... well on Friday I got tired of waiting and checked the address to where they sent it... now I've had the same address for 25 years and these guys are way younger than I. The appendix was sent to some address where I have never officed... well I called around lunch time and all the lawyers were on the phone or at lunch etc... I asked for one of the secretaries and got some lady... I explained the sicheashun and she said she was the one who made the mistake... the next mistake was mine... I said that's ok "Kiddo"... youda thunk I said drink outa the gutter and die... I'm a 40 year old woman... don't kiddo me she sniped... well the point is I put the story on facebook and boy have I had fun with the responses... Our Bomber-babes have no problem with the term "kiddo"... it also got me talkin' to some people I haven't had the fun of meeting before (remember when you thunk ya knew every kid in Richland within a year or two of your age? Or was it only me that thought that?)... that's been a ball... I've always wondered if Larry BOWLS ('64) was related to the guy who painted a ton of our cars back in the day... well, turns out he is... how cool is that... he did a wonderful job on mine back in... uh '62 (?)... I just gotta say I do enjoy much of this new technology even if I am pretty crappy at it... we get to talk to all kinds of kids we might not think of calling... I've said before that to me chatting on the phone ranks up there with watching sports on TV... just never got the hang of it... We gotta Bomber-b-day guy and a Bomber-b-day-babe having birthdays on May 8, 2011 that I get to talk to quite a bit either thru email or facebook... and I enjoy every minute of it... One was in my class and the other... why I may have actually met thru the internet tho I remember his name being mentioned in hushed reverent tones when we were younger... so here we go: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete OVERDAHL ('60) and Patty de la BRETONNE ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Julia ALEXANDER ('65) Re: Patty DE LA BRETONNE ('65) HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes on this Mothers Day to Patty, who has been my friend longer than anyone else. Love and hugs, -Julia ALEXANDER ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike PERKINS ('67) Re: Recent Headlines Several articles about a recent very successful mission in Pakistan have mentioned the use of a "war dog". Somewhere in the aging bean a few neurons fired and I recalled the term from mid '50s Richland. The stern warning to "be careful on ___ (1100 block of Willard?). They have a war dog". The debate raged among the 7-8 year olds on Willard and Winslow as to just what that meant. It certainly didn't sound like something we'd care to encounter on one our mad dashes over fences and through back yards to make it home before the street lights came on (... or after they came on and when the parental calls to 'gitcher tail home RIGHT NOW!' had reached that certain critical intensity level) so it seemed entirely sensible to at least have a look at the critter, to know just what to avoid. No one seemed to know the exact address for the beast so a few weeks was spent in cautious searches of the area. Only two possibles were turned up - a German Shepherd and a Dobie - but neither matched the slavering, blood fanged monster beast of mind. So, time passed, peace returned to the neighborhood, young imaginations turned to other things and I didn't think about the 'war dog' again for about fifteen years, when I read an article in which the author claimed that no military dogs who had seen actual combat in WWII were repatriated. They stayed with occupation troops. "Hmmph" sez I. "I wonder what all that war dog hooplah was about, back in the day?" and made a mental note to ask Mom about that stern warning. The answer didn't come from Mom. I... uh... misplaced that particular mental note. No, it came around 20 years later (early '90s) when I ended up in Indonesia working with a welding engineer from Hanford... Hanford, CA. When his draft number had come up he'd decided to enlist, thinking that if he was going to Viet Nam he was going with all the training and every life preserving skill-set he could acquire, so he volunteered for every school offered and finally ended up as a dog handler. I guess it was a good plan. He made it. One evening, over a few after-work refreshments, he came up with the plausible explanation for my childhood recollection. He told me that most of the thousands of dogs donated by patriotic citizens ended up guarding defence plants or patrolling ports, coastal artillery emplacements and the thousands of miles of US coastline and borders. After the war many of these dogs were returned, or offered up for adoption, and that one of these was probably the 'Willard War Dog'. He also went on to tell me of some of his experiences and of the peculiar bond that develops between dog and handler, and dog and troops. Stories of how happy the troops were to see him arrive with his Mark I fully automatic VC, Booby Trap, Explosive and Tunnel Complex detecting partner, and how fiercely protective of his charge these troops were. These latter stories also helped put another memory into perspective. In the early '70s I had an unexpected 2 day layover at Clark AFB in the P.I. I had just completed 13 months of training - 8 months at the Defence Language Institute and 5 months training as a Radio Communications Analysis Specialist - and was on my way to my first posting - a nice air conditioned bunker in a listening post at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base (Hey! Somebody had to do it. Right?). I thought the delay might give me an opportunity to go see something I'd heard about in my training - the Elephant Cage. A.K.A. the AN/FLR-9 circular antenna that was our secret weapon in pinpointing sources of VC radio transmissions. I didn't find the "cage" but during the search I saw, in an out-of-the-way part of Clark, a small, very neatly laid out and tended cemetery. I don't know how many of you have ever been to a national cemetery (or US war dead cemetery on foreign soil), nor, if having gone, can I guess your reaction. I only know that there was a lump in my throat as we drove by and I saw the string- straight rows of brilliant white crosses set against the incredible verdant green of the tropical grass. I assumed this to be the final resting place of Fillipino or US troops from WWII, so was bemused/embarrassed/mildly outraged when we drove by the sign at the entrance and I found that this was the Military Working Dog Cemetery - the K-9 cemetery. Only years later, after hearing those first hand accounts of K-9 exploits, loyalty and, not to anthropomorhize too much, bravery, did I begin to understand that the attention paid to maintaining that little cemetery was a most reasonable expression of the high regard, the esteem in which our canine veterans are held by the troops for whom they died serving. No longer was I embarrassed by that long ago lump. Take care, -Mike PERKINS ('67) ~ in Huangdao, Shandong Province, China, where spring has sprung and our first crop of dandelions has already gone to fluff. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Teresa Rector sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Rosalie LANSING ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Teresa Rector (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry LUKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STULL ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Mary BAILEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TEEPLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val TRENT ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Sending in 65th birthday wishes to Bill and Mary BAILEY ('64). Bill is a great brother-in-law, especially now that he's moving Jackie into our [Spokane] area!! We enjoy their company on our annual trips, and now we can enjoy them all year. Jackie and I will teach them how to play cribbage. Ha. Bomber birthday cheers, -Cole Clan: Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), Judie ('63), Jackie ('63), John ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Enjoyed reading Mike PERKINS' ('67) entry [on 5/8] about "war dogs", and the canine cemetery at Clark AB in the PI. I was stationed there (at the hospital) from '67 - '69, and one would have thought I'd have seen that cemetery at some point. That site is probably covered with ash now from the volcano eruption years ago, don't you think? What are you doing in China, Mike? -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Well I could not help but respond today. First I want to wish a belated birthday to Pete OVERDAHL ('60), whom I have known since I was a we young thing. He was a big part of big brother, Dean's ('60) life ,ya know sports and boy scouts. such awesome memories. I lived in my brothers' lime lights. WOW!!!!! Then to Patti DeLa BRETONNE ('65), such a sweet girl, who always remembers me on my birthday, not the day after. Thank you for your rememberence. Also you have the most beautiful last name, it is so romantic. I guess you have to thank your daddy for that. Then there is always David RIVERS ('65). You are so funny. You have no idea how much you entertain us all. You just had a bad experience with the old rag on the phone. You can't win them all over. Just us girls. Oh thank you for our David, "dear God". And I mean that. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Boy... missed a huge one Mother's day... how can ya miss that one? But then givin' my luck If I said something people would think I was callin' everybody Mutha's... not a good thing! (I know... I'll play the orphan card and all the girls can say "ooooh, poor baby")... Julia ALEXANDER's ('65) b-day wish reminded me that I never used to see Patty ('65) and Julia (tho we called her "Julie") when they weren't together or in near proximity of one another... that's friendship! I gotta nuther bud havin' a b-day on the 9th of May... pretty sure he doesn't read the SS but maybe Mr. ADAIR ('65-'67) will let him know his pal don't fergit his frenz... unless the yellow sticky gets left behind anyway... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jim STULL ('62) have a great day and put on yer very best light blue work shirt with the sleeves cut off! A Jim Stull Tux!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Teresa Rector (NAB) Happy Birthday on Monday, May 9 to Bill and Mary BAILEY from fellow Kadlec nursery graduate Teresa Rector. You guys kept me from being born on the evening of May 8th. They gave my mother a pill and told her I had to wait for the twins to arrive first. Totally messed up my horoscope. Wish Id been a Bomber. I hope you are as happy to be 65 as I am. Sixty was cool. Sixty-five is awesome! Also, Hi to Gary BEHYMER ('64. My mother worked for his father at Hanford. I now live and work in the other Washington (DC metro area). Best wishes to all the Boomer Bombers (Bomber Boomers?), Class of 64. Teresa. -Teresa Rector (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Jim JENSEN ('50), Patti JONES ('60) Betty NEAL ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LOLLIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ANDREWS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne CHRISTENSEN ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwayne BUSSMAN ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Music To: Mike MILLS ('57) Mike, as you are the Bomber music man, got one for you. Some years ago, probably in the 1990s. I casually picked up a cassette from the sale counter at Target. It was a fortunate finding for me. I played the cassette so often for so many years that the tape began to crimp and unravel. It was Rimsky Korsakov's "Scheherazade," recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Never has a piece of classical music made such an impression on me. The opening solo violin passage is incredible. Over the years I've purchased other orchestral versions - none of which had the violin passage and power of the London recording. I ain't no connoisseur of classical music or music of any other form for that matter, but when I hear something I like, I know it. I welcome your advice on how I might find that particular recording in any medium. Thanks to you in advance and Bomber cheers, -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62) Re: My sympathies I'd like to send my sympathies to Dotti and Dianne BOSSO ('62) on the death of their brother, Dave ('55-RIP). -Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Tom HEDGES ('69) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Not a Bomber? I always thunk Teresa Rector ('64???) wuz a Bomber... did she get dragged away like Patty WATERS ('65wb)? That is just too cruel... I remember my folks moving to Camas for 20 minutes or so... thunk it would ruin my life but it turned out to be oh so fun to be a new guy from a "big school"... I ran with my girlfriend Uh... Uh... shoot I used to remember her name from Long Beach (gawd talk about a surfer girl... you can take it for granted my mommy dearest did not approve... sorry mom... hormones win... you lose)... Oh yeah Vicky was her name and a guy who was the remake of Bobby Tom Farthing ('65wb), a kid Terry DAVIS ('65) and I wanted to be like (when we didn't want to be like Skip Nussbaum ('65))... Terry is fond of saying "I was a god in school"... well that's kinda what it was like going to Camas High... we were cloaked in total mystery and all the girls knew we were bad because we were so experienced and cosmo... it was a total blast... I've had some comments since my baby girl went back to her natural color blonde she's received a ton of comments from my buds since she posted her new do on my facebook... korse she hadda mention her uncle Terry and her dad when they were blonde... I know some have heard this... in the summer before 7th grade, after Bobby Tom, his ducktail and switchblades had moved on, Terry and I decided we could increase the value of our social stock if we were blonde like Skipper... so we headed for the basement after inquiring of my mom how to make ourselves blonde and proceeded to burn the heck outa our heads and turn our hair the most un-natural color of rust orange we'd ever seen... took several days for the blisters to heal, after which we had Beej ('65) shave our heads for us... within a week half the kids in the class of '65 had shaved heads... yeah we bad we bad... we nationwide! But the purpose of this little blurb is to wish an HB to a guy I've always considered to have one of the very coolest names in the world so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my bud Chuck LOLLIS ('64) on May 10, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Bleeding Heart Dear Bombers Here is My Beautiful Bleeding Heart Plant again this year! -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jan WERNER Greene - Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill McCUE ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob DANA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave DORAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Brigadier General Richard L. Meyer ('51) Nice information about him. Re: Do we know this fellow? John Santangelo Re: This lady was from the Class of 1925 -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Music Don't mean to butt in, since I know you asked Mike MILLS ('57) the question, but here is how you can obtain the London Symphony's recording of Rimsky Korsakov's "Scheherazade". Click on or copy and paste this link into your browser. It will take you to the Amazon.Com item (CD) you are looking for: London Symphony's recording of Rimsky Korsakov's "Scheherazade" Enjoy! -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: May Birthdays Well... As usual. I am behind on getting Birthday wishes out to those on my Birthday calendar. Earlier this month we had the following Birthdays celebrated: Doug CARLSON ('71) on May 1st Janni WISE Sola ('71) on May 5th And Mike HOGAN (/70) on the 8th of May Now I don't know if it was an Eastern Washington thing or something to do with the time I was there but Mike was born on one of the most important dates on the EWSC/EWU calendar back in the 1970s... Hurray, Hurray for the 8th of May, National Outdoor Intercourse Day. If anyone knows the origins of this school holiday, please speak up. By the time I came along... it had devolved from the fine holiday I'm sure it was at one time... with students attending lectures out of doors and discussing relevant issues of the day to pretty much a day of drunken debauchery.. Eastern actually cancelled classes on that day (if it were during the school week) and had a carnival on the Quad outside the Student Union building. And it was fun. I really thought it was some sort of NATIONAL college holiday. Mention this event to anyone east of the Mississippi and you will get a blank look. No one I have ever mentioned it to outside the state of Washington seems to know of it. And of course, in today's environment, it would not be at all politically correct. But we enjoyed it while we could. I'm sure Mile probably still does up at his camp at Fishtrap. And today, May 11, 2011 is my Brother from another Mother's Birthday. All the best to Bobby DANA ('71) celebrates his birthday. Bob is one of my nearest and dearest friends and he can now continue his countdown to retirement from the railroad. Only 24 months left Bob. Have a great Birthday!!!! And we continue to try and locate missing classmates. Anyone who knows any class of 1971 graduates (or who attended school with us during that period) PLEASE direct them to the to update their info. We will be posting a list of MIAs later this month. Any help locating people is appreciated. Hope everyone is having a great spring. We are finally getting some budding and flowers blooming here. I just turned the humidifier off for the season and have about a 45 day window before I have to get out the DE-Humidifier to dry the air. Hey, it's not easy living here in Paradise!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ Beverly Hills, MI **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Elise DERRICOTT Richards ('55) ~ 1937 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim JENSEN ('50) Dave HANTHORN (63) Rick VALENTINE ('68) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Music To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) You didn't butt in, Lynn-Marie. Your helping hand, Bomber-Style, is sincerely appreciated. I've used Amazon as a source for a number of years - always for books. It never dawned on me that seeking something as dated as the London Symphony piece I love would be so smoothly accessed. Thank you so much, -Jim JENSEN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of 63) To: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: the 8th of May I first heard about this special day during my freshman year at WSU (63-64). The "jingle" at that time was "Hurray, hurray, for the 8th of May, outdoor intercourse starts that day", which still seems to roll off the tongue more smoothly than the other renditions I've heard since. However, I don't think it started that year, it seemed to be something that had been around for awhile, and that many people had heard about. It does seem to be more of a WSU thing rather than an EWU thing, at least according to the Urban Dictionary: But what I can't seem to get a handle on, is whether the tradition is still being carried out. Let's see a show of hands of all you Bombers that properly celebrated the 8th of May this year? -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from cool and wet Mercer Island, WA where the yard work and other outdoor activities have had to be postponed. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch WHEN: Sunday, May 15th WHERE: Lunch will be held at the The Northern Quest Casino at the Woodlands Restaurant in the family section of the Casino. TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. The casino is located in Airway Heights, about one mile north of Wall*Mart at 100 N. Hayford Road. Woodlands Restaurant serves Breakfast and Lunch any time, good food and great service. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers Their families and friends are welcome, the more the merrier. Lunch and Slot Machines... Out Of Towners welcome... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Kay MITCHELL ('52), Jim YOUNT ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STULL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) Re: Richard MEYER ('51) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Thank you for submitting the bio of Dick MEYER ('51). Wow!! what a career he has had! I remember him well from high school - he was one of those "older guys" that hung out at the Civil Air Patrol airfield where he first sprouted his wings. Over the years I have seen him a couple times at Bomber reunions, but have never had the opportunity to hear his life story in detail. -Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) ~ Valley, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim YOUNT ('61) Re: '61 Reunion information Previously, we requested that everyone submit a BIO and pictures of ourselves, family and activities that we enjoy; the intent was to speed up the re-bonding process. Even those of us who have prepared a Bio, have found this a humbling experience! The reunion is looming, so we are offering an alternative. On the "classmates" page at we have listed five questions and would love to hear your response to any or all of the questions. (Keep it reasonably clean your kids may be reading this!!!!) This should be fun . . and dont forget the pictures! But, please know that if you prefer to write your own BIO and send it with pictures, we welcome those compositions also!! Send in your composed BIO! Looking forward to hearing your words!!! And looking forward to seeing you in September!! Judy FATUR Baston ('61) Judy KEPLINGER ('61) -Jim YOUNT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Along with Luigi Hanthorn I recall the "hooray, hooray..." at WSU in the spring of '64. But it was "...FPC (Mock Political Convention) starts today. I'm pretty sure Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) wanted to make the 8th of May a national holiday, or so Ellen told me. jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 8th a June Dave HANTHORN ('63) raised a question about the 8th of June and sex and other stuff... well, maybe not sex... maybe just talking and stuff outdoors... John Lennon raised the same question only he wanted to do it in the road... Dave... A scholar such as yourself has much more pressing issues to spend your time pondering... let it go, man... WSU was a long time ago move on... expand your horizons... Big big thanks to BEHYMER ('64) for the article on John SANTANGELO ('65)... It never ceases to amaze me how we all turned out so very different than was expected of so many of us. Back in school, John was a guy much like yours truly... not alotta drive and ambition unless it involved beer, chicks and the back seat of a car... .(kinda like the John Lennon comment above)... in reading his bio and a talk he gave, I find he and I followed similar paths in many ways... no we didn't do the same job or get the same degrees, but our thinking is pretty much parallel... the last time I talked to John musta been our 25th reunion... I say the 25th because I can remember the 25th and all that followed... I only have glimpses of the 20th and that is pretty much limited to the Big Fat LIAR ('65) and me buying drinks for half the class during the entire reunion and being chased by an irate husband with a 38... since I no longer travel without my own 38, I'm not as concerned about that any more and I try to make sure when a young lady meets me at the door that it is not her anniversary and she is not standing her hubby up for the celebration... so anyway... on that evening, during our 25th, so long ago, several of us called John in Hawaii... had a wonderful chat with him and I've lost touch ever since. So, Gary, Thanks again for sharing! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) To: Brad UPTON ('74) Brad Sorry I cant make it to your performance tonight [6/12] in Fairbanks! I hope you enjoyed the 18+ hours of daylight. -Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) ~ Fairbanks, AK ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Tedd CADD ('66) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claudia STOFFEL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randal SOUTHAM ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Class of '66 Reunion Dear Col-Hi grads of 1966: Our 45 year reunion planning is nearing completion and we need more people to attend the party!! "Memories and Mileage". The reunion is scheduled for the weekend of June 24 & 25 at The Clarion Hotel on GWWay (former Holiday Inn). Friday night social and check in begins at 4pm in the courtyard. Hors D'oeuvres will be served along with a no-host bar. Saturday morning golf is scheduled at Columbia Point. A High School tour is planned for 12 noon. Saturday evening social hour and check in begins at 4:00 PM. Buffet dinner at 6:00 with program and dancing to follow. Please contact Mick Hemphill for more information and registration forms. Bomber Cheers, -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: 8th of May Around campus at WSU, I heard a number of people refer to the 8th of May as the 69th of March. (Yes, it works out that way.) -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) To: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) There was a Fairbanks Bomber in town?!? I coulda gotya tickets! Here's the rest of this week's tour--I'm opening for the country artist, Joe Diffie: Saturday night--Anchorage Sunday night--Kenai Tuesday night--Juneau Wednesday night--Ketchikan Since I'm plugging dates, here are a few more: June 2-4th I'll be at Laughs Comedy Club in Kirkland. June 11th I will be at the Le Chateau Winery in Walla Walla headlining The Sips & Giggles Comedy Tour. July 30-31st I'm with Johnny Mathis in Westbury, NY. Let's see some Bombers! -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SWAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven McCOLLEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Oh boy I just love reunions! Thanks Mick ('66) for reminding us that we all need to crash the '66 reunion rushing upon us like crazy... The buffet idea is a very good one... that way it isn't quite so noticeable that half the food is in WARFORD's ('65) mouth... when you guys have a sit down it is hard for us to explain that 7 plates of Chicken ala King just got lost... and it is really hard when some of your class members complain that their assigned seats were taken by some old wrinkled guys... not to mention trying to sneak the Big Fat LIAR ('65) in since he is clearly showing his age so much more than the guys of '66... not as easy as just sticking him in the trunk at the drive in... oh crap... I wonder if we remembered to let him out the last time we did that... dang I sure hope so... as I recall it was on the 8th of May and not the 8th of June as reported in my last note... and there were some WSU kids chanting and... well I can't tell you what else they were doing... Glad to hear our favorite guy from the class of '74 is playing with Johnny Mathis... no wait... that came out wrong... let's talk about Caddies... So Brad, are the roads clear enough in Alaskie for you to travel in that huge honker? Kiss some cuties for me, man... oh to be a star... I know there was a good reason for this post... yes indeed... Bomber-babe time... This babe has a brother who can write more in one post than even MADDY ('67)... nah... must be their Marine jeans... (I don't think I got issued any jeans) that sparks the creativity... so I hope that my sweetie Marilyn SWAN ('63) has a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on her special day, May 15, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Jim BLAKE ('52) David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDANIELS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy KLEINPETER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BLAKE ('52) Re: Happy Anniversary ~ 05/16/11 To: Helen Blake ('52-Nyak, NY) I wish to take this time to wish my wife, Helen, "HAPPY 55TH ANNIVERSARY " as it was 55 years ago today we were married in Miami, FL. Also to tell her that she is more beautiful now than she was then. I LOVE YOU BABY. -Jim BLAKE ('52) ~ Ft. Worth, TX on a beautiful day **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Nuther one that got away Been thinking about reunions lately... remember back in 1990... one of my best buddies was getting ready to go to his 50th... I was getting ready to go to my 25th... the thought of a 50th reunion was mind boggling and totally incomprehensible as my buddy the charter dean of the local law school used to say... George was very excited and had a wonderful time... he has since passed I'm sorry to say... a couple of weeks ago another pal who moved to Oregon a few years ago and has been trying to get back here ever since called... they were having their 50th... another friend who owned all the Coast Hotel and Casinos before he sold them was hosting at the one hotel he took back when he couldn't handle not being the boss... he gives them all a suite (each) and pays for pretty much everything... they hadda blast too... I find it hard to believe that I thought my friend George was so old back then... I also find myself hoping that all the kids who have refused to attend any of our regular reunions or the yearly gigs will find their way to coming and seeing all of us who would just love to see them... I know I know I missed our 45th, but it was a timing problem... besides I made '63's... and will make '66's so not all that bad... I just hate missing... I so look forward to seeing everybody... just being in Richland and feeling the old hometown feeling... I recognize that growing up (not really growing up but like from 12-18) can be very hard on some kids and maybe they just never let the demons go... Since getting older I've learned so much about the "real" lives of many of my friends and they certainly weren't all that happy... but most have been able to share and get rid of the stuff that has haunted them... I remember my Dad telling me when I was 12 that I was the cause of all their problems; that he would never been my friend, never have a beer with me and to never call him from jail. Never forgot that and never expected him to come get me if I was in trouble... just found my own way out... my answer was to split my Sr year... I remember HEIDLEBAUGH ('65... gotta call him by his real name cuz this is kind of one a those half serious moments) asking his parents if I could live with them... I actually ended up spending most of the time at Nancy MIDDLETON's ('67), tho her step dad was not the least bit pleased... eventually moved over to the "Virginia Lee Apts" in Pasco... a 35 buck a month boarding house where I met some very interesting characters... tried to buy a bread truck from Mills ('64) I figured I could live in handily... hey... I've had a fantastic life and have been more blessed than I could ever imagine so don't think I'm complaining at all... I'm not... I'm just saying that we all had lives most other kids didn't know about... by the way... can you imagine another teen in the HEIDLEBAUGHs' prefab? Just drive by Perkins and VanGeisen and think about it! Don't drive too fast or you'll miss it! I'm just saying, kids... we miss you and would love to see you! So it's Bomber-babe time... isn't it always that time somewhere? Yup, one of our gorgeous '65ers got nabbed up before the rest of us could ever get a chance... oh the shame of it... all the missed slow dances at Hi-Spot... it pains me... but she got one of the good guys so what can I say... Hope that Sandy JONES Fishback ('65) has a wonderfully HAPPY BIRTHDAY on May 16, 2011!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford Health & Safety EXPO To All Bombers, I would like to take this opportunity to invite all Bombers to the Hanford Health & Safety EXPO this coming Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 am to 7 pm at the TRAC Facility in Pasco. We had over 60,000 visitors last year. Of course please stop by my Hanford Construction Booth I've had the pleasure of borrowing and receiving some very interesting artifacts from that special period of time. If you know of any one who lived or worked in the camp I would love to show them what we have. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER (68) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betsy FOX ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I just can't seem to shake the Birthday Boy. First in the Southend and then on Finn Hill in Kirkland. Happy Birthday to Mike BRADY ('61), may life continue to be a bowl of purloined cherries. -Jimbeaux p.s. From Destin, Florida, where we 'be havin' Sun, sun,sun -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ahhhhhhhh Bomber-babes from the Big Kids' table I hope I didn't leave a bad impression yesterday, 'bout my Pop... He and I made up before he died... in fact we really enjoyed each other before he died... I remember wanting to get him a '57 Ford Ranchero maybe a year or so before he passed... we had become pretty close by then but I couldn't find one that year in an automatic so had a choice between a cool little Mustang Rocket made only in Bakersfield and a '67 Ranchero... because he liked having the bed I got the Ranchero... After ADAIR ('65-'67... he was living in Vegas at the time) and I had made it perfect for him we presented it to him... first thing he asked was "Why didn't ya get me the Mustang too?!" arrrrrrrrrrrgh... He had been spending a lot of time with Terry ('65) at the VA Hospital somewhere near or in L.A... because of "Tour of Duty", all the people at the hospital knew Terry and he could come and go as he pleased... When I was in Central California picking up the car for my dad, Terry called me and told me that my Dad sure loved me... made me feel good... Korse he still liked Terry best... But I had arrived... Then there's a fun story I have about the birthday girl that I'm sure she doesn't recall... When I first got on the Internet... before we had SS (Gee Grampa... yu mean the SS didn't always exist?) I started looking for kids from Richland... one of the very first I found (and I have no recollection of how this came about... sure wuzn't on E-Harmony or one of them) wuz the Birthday girl... I emailed her and said who I wuz and how I came from Richland etc... (her email address hasn't changed and it is rather unique)... well korse she didn't remember no kids from the Card Table and I think she thunk I wuz just trying to hit on her (ok... she was right about that... can't blame a kid for trying)... so we didn't do any more emailing... at least for some time... in fact till last year... dunno how or why but we emailed a couple of times (I wuz very careful not to say anything like "hey wanna go parkin'") and agreed we'd see each other at R2K+10, which we did and it was one of those: "John... Marsha" moments... well for me anyway... and here it is already her birthday! So I sure hope that Betsy FOX ('63) has a fantastic time on her special day when it is her HAPPY BIRTHDAY (5/17/11)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers (Card Table '65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka (68) Re: Seattle Brain Cancer Walk 2011 As some of you will recall, Marcia DONAHUE Topping (68) lost her husband to brain cancer on 2/11 of this year. He was diagnosed in July, 2009, and actually outlived his prognosis by several months. I know there are other Bomber families who have been devastated by the impact of this disease, too. Recently Marcia posted the following to Facebook: "I have registered for the Seattle Brain Cancer walk. To donate and/or be part of the walk go to The team name is Team Chuck. The $$ goes for research to find a cure for this horrible disease." I (Lynn-Marie) thought I would share this info with other Bombers who might be interested in supporting this cause. Heres how you do it: 1. Go to the website 2. Click on "Donate" 3. Click on "Support an Individual or a Team" 4. Type in the name "Team Chuck" and hit Search 5. Click on the left-side link for "Team Chuck" 6. Click on the left-side link for "Marcia Topping" 7. On top right of next page, click on "Donate to Support Me" 8. You can also go to the bottom of that same page, and post a message if you wish Just want to be clear that it was my idea to share this with all of you. And I am not pushing anyone to do anything, but offering the opportunity, in case you want to. Thanks, Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka (68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: 2011 EXPO To All Bombers, Here are the "build" pictures for this year's EXPO booth. Hope folks can make it to Pasco Tuesday and Wednesday. Ruth MILES Bruns ('59), sorry to hear you cannot make it. Your father's hat is going to be a hit. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61) Rosalie LANSING ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alice HANTHORN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEENEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman POWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline STANFIELD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Happy Birthday Thanks Jim HAMILTON ('63) for the happy birthday wishes. On June 7th it will be 50 years since I walked down the hill into the Bomber Bowl to the tune of the Pomp and Circumstance March. One half century... that is amazing! I think I've taken advantage of the past 50 years. I don't think I will have many regrets when I take my last breath. That's what it's all about. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Reunions You know that darn kid, ah yah that one, David RIVERS ('65), well he just has the darndest way with words, RIGHT!!! Few days ago, you were saying you guys had dyed your hair. Well so did my sister-in-law to be, Bonnie BARTON Lansing ('62), I don't think Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) would have been dumb enough to follow in our footsteps. We had a sleep over at Bonnie's... her folks were out of town. Bad combo!! Her Dad had a well-stocked bar. We must have had maybe 1 ounce, pure afraid her Dad would notice that we had trespassed. However it made us bold enough to buy some peroxide, and we went to town. We were all next door neighbors, so nothing went unnoticed my our mothers. Oh wow did we end up with orange hair. To say my mom got mad is an understatement. Lordy did we look fine. However David you keep talkin' as if you were old or gettin' wrinkled or bored, or that you lack techno prowess. Goodness gracious, dear friend, you are a baby. All you have to do is get in touch with our tried and true and awesome teacher Mr. Rex DAVIS ('49)... fabulous, and as bright and wonderful as ever was. So there, little boy, you still have endless years to go. Plus don't you get better with gray hair, or a bald head, plus a few well placed wrinkles. Then add the endless wisdom and words so funny you could charm a school teacher, no disrespect school teachers, I am thinkin' old time teachers. You guys can't lose. A few well placed wrinkles and gray hair and rolls around the tummy on me and dear me what a bummer. You were right on about more than one thing, but this one is so true. We just had no idea what went on behind those other closed doors. My, my, we girls have had some good discussions at the Spudnut Shop. For our ears only. I just didn't realize that you all suffered more or less the same as me. Yet I (like you) would not be happy with me had I not been tried by and in fire. It is not fun and I (like some) have had my share of therapy, and I know I am a treasure to my family and my kids and my many, many friends. Thank you all. My poor mother would be mortified that I aired this. My ole daddy would go have another drink and laugh at me, and say good girl. Thanks to you, David ('65), and Mr. Jimbeaux ('63), I am a better and wiser and more trusting friend. Thanks ya-all! So there Mister smartie pants, you are spot on once again. Will see you soon. We don't miss reunions unless restrained by steel restraints, or hospital beds. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Three Mouseketeers One for all and all for one and "every man for himself" (Curly Joe) It's that time again. Problem with these three guys and a Bomber-babe is I've told most a my stories and I just hate to make some up... The babe was my first date ever in my life and I hers... we'll leave that subject alone... We have managed to remain very close over the years and hope we will always stay that way... Korse DAVIS ('65) hadda date her after I did as he would nearly every single girl I dated, tho I wouldn't put it all together for many, many years... One dude I met when we were barely old enough to hold fishing poles (I only went fishing about twice in my life) and the other I didn't meet till 7th grade and I still don't understand why Laura PARKER ('65) was the only Christ the King kid I knew before 7th grade... everybody else knew them all???? He would save my bacon a time or two when my mouth got in the way of my brain... But no matter because we're all on the same page now and have been for many years (well cept the babe who never ages)... can't wait to hook up with the guys in June and crash the Babe's 45th reunion that same weekend. So lemme just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Caroline STANFIELD ('66), Jackson KEENEY ('65) & Lyman POWELL ('65) on May 18, 2011... I shore do love you all!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) Donna BOWERS ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula FRISTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan THORNTON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy THORNTON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: English Mastiff Puppies at 5 Weeks Well, the puppies have reached 5 weeks old. Breeding giant breed dogs is certainly not for everyone. This has been way more work than I ever imagined. Because the mom is so big (208 lbs) the puppies cannot be left alone with her for even a moment or she might lay on them and squish them by accident. Initially they needed to be fed every 2 hours but gradually that increased to every 4 hours and now it is about every 6 hours. They are eating weaning formula dog food and that is a lot easier than getting all 9 of them nursed and topped off with a bottle. They have teeth now and are very mobile. Yesterday was the first time in 5 weeks that I have left the house. I am sending pictures to the picture site as several of you have inquired about puppy pictures. They are very cute and getting to be a lot of fun now. If any of you Bombers are interested in an AKC English Mastiff puppy, I still have a few without forever homes so please contact me to discuss the details. My main interest is that each puppy goes to a wonderful, loving home. Re: Puppy birthday pictures Re: SHORT video clip -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) ~ Sahuarita, AZ where the weather is in the 90s one week and then drops back to low 80s the next. We have had lots of wind this spring as well. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Rosalie LANSING Haag's ('63) entry I missed out on the orange hair, but later, when I listened to a drug store clerk, who told me that the dye I needed to make me look older (for a play for children called "Rumplestilskin", because I was Rapunzel's mother) was not PERMANENT, I learned my lesson and ended up with Blue/Black hair. I was so shocked that I washed it 10 times and then it was a perfect shade of gray/green, that stayed that way for some time. So now I let the experts take care of me in that department! David, I seem to remember a rash of peroxided hair boys and girls as we grew up!! Rosalie, still loving that I got to SEE you this year!! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ where we are finally going back to our normal Spring temps after having been almost cold enough to snow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Fountain of Youth Shazaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam, the youth fairy (Rosalie ('63) of the Ruby slippers) has zapped my back to being 16 again! Actually that's how I feel when I am home with the Boyz (and girls of course)... I am so glad to know that Terry DAVIS ('65) and I were not the only ones to dabble in home beauty attempts... I'd give a shiny, new penny if someone (Donna '63 maybe... huh?) had the forethought to take pictures of that sleep over event... Sadly, Terry and I were alone in the basement when we did ours... tho Mom was upstairs daring us to do it... she got a huge laugh out of the whole event but no pictures... It feels darned good to be zapped back a few years and I know that Rosalie's wand doesn't miss the target... I do hafta go to court later today (in the pouring rain... more winter in May) and I'm not sure how the group of judges I'm meeting with will react to these high water White Levis, white sox and Weejuns... I'll tell them I'm going to a costume party... this Madras shirt looks a lot like the ones I used to see Jimbeaux ('63), LaMont ('63) and that crew wear... I'll try not to spill anything on it in case they expect me to return it... Thank you Rosalie for reminding me of the real fountain of youth we have in Rex DAVIS ('49), I contribute that, however to his status as a Bomber... It really does give me comfort to see Rex at so many of our functions... he rarely misses a reunion (and I thought I was the King of the Crashers) and it was very heart warming when he attended Freddie SCHAFER's ('63-RIP) Memorial a while back... I had the pleasure of meeting his brother at somebody's reunion or maybe Club 40... I just remember Sally SHEERAN ('58) and Ginger WARFORD ('55) being there... Ginger still makes my heart race just a little faster every time I see her (oh that was stupid... you too of course Sally... Rex's brother didn't make my heart race... just wanna make that perfectly clear)... I must say, to Rosalie and all my dear, dear pals out there that it is you... all of you who have enriched my time here on earth and I love you all with all that is in me. Stay well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Helen CROSS ('62) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENNEDY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carmen MAFFEO ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The third Friday dance for June will be tomorrow, Friday May 20, at the Richland Community Center. The EASY SWING BAND will play their great music for dancing and listening. Pre-packaged finger foods are welcome but not required. Time is 1pm to 4pm and the cost is always $5 at the door. Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy belated Birthday wishes to my almost twin in the family, Bobby CROSS ('62) my cousin. I was thinking of writing this in the Sandstorm and I thought I'd be too early,and now I am late as it is today [5/19]... Hope you have a great day, cuz... Love, Helen by the no longer flooding Ohio River where it is finally warming up into the 70s after some 55 days, too cold for me and flowers... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Vietnam War Memorial - Sunset Cemetery, Richland -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Birthday Greetings Birthday wishes go out today, Friday, May 20th to Carmen MAFFEO Randow ('71). I went all through CKS with Carmen and was at her wedding to Cary RANDOW ('70)... I believe that was in 1975. Great story about that event. It was hum dinger of a wedding with a full Catholic mass. Cary had converted to Catholicism just a few months before and, in addition to the inherent nerves of a groom, I am pretty sure he was not totally conversant with the gymnastics that accompanied a High Catholic mass back then. Anyway, he met Carmen outside the sacristy and they were supposed to genuflect and then move forward about 8 feet to a kneeler that was set up for them. Not being totally comfortable with all the stand up... sit down of the mass, Cary KNELT down on both knees, instead of genuflecting on one knee. Once down... he got totally flustered. Instead of standing back up and continuing the remaining few feet to the kneeler... he crawled on his knees the short distance to the kneeler. For most of us it was a brief moment of levity that brought laughs and cheers from the congregation. I would be willing to bet that it was a VERY long few seconds for Cary. The rest of the wedding went off without a hitch and we partied well into the night... everyone ending up at Carmens parents' house (eventually). Great memories of good times with close friends. Hope you (and Cary) have a great time on your Birthday, Carmen. More birthdays next week. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Rick MADDY ('67) OMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom GRAHAM ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Vietnam War Memorial To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Thanks for posting the Vietnam War Memorial at Sunset Cemetery in Richland. One of those important places of honor I seem to know nothing about until someone points it out. I always appreciate the folks that make these important decisions on the construction of such places. Nobody should ever forget these places and the American lives lost; no matter how unpopular the politics... and the very reason I am very vocal about Vietnam. I have the same view about Monmouth, Alamo, Wilson Creek, Pearl and many others; these places should never be forgotten. I don't dwell in them, but I am very aware of these places; many obscure. My gg-grandfather was shot to death by Confederate bushwhackers on Dec. 16, 1862 in front of his family. I make sure to tell people that too as I witness day after day how many Americans, particularly the opened flood gates of the millions of first generation Americans our government allowed in here the last ten years, that know nothing of these places, nor care. Anyway, Gary, you woke up one of my sleeping brain cells. I was in love with Robert Miller's (RIP - KHS '66) sister, Charlene Miller (KHS), from a distance. I had talked to her in short bursts a couple times. My memory slips, and I cannot recall where. I think she may have gotten the hint, maybe not, but I was pretty much left standing in the batter's box and never got a pitch. Long distance romances rarely work out and it was like eight miles to Kennewick. Never really got the chance to let her know how I really felt, the minutes slipped away and I left for the Marine Corps and Vietnam. Finally getting an okay from my doctor sometime in early Fall 1968, I got out of the Bremerton Navy Hospital for a week's leave. I made a trip to Richland and Ken WEBB ('67) picked me up at the Pasco airport. I had a cast on my left arm and right arm was in bandages. I weighed about 130 pounds and looked like death wearing a Marine Corps uniform. We drove over to Columbia Basin College for some reason. Don't recall. I walked into the main student foyer, whatever that was called. And sitting at one of the tables was... Charlene. I had heard her brother had been KIA a few months or so earlier and I was going to give her my condolence. My intentions were noble. I walked over to the table and sat down. She looked up and I said, "Hi, remember me?" She said nothing. Her eyes welled up and tears started running down her cheeks. She got up and walked away without a word. Devastating. I thought, bad idea. I still have a difficult time with that day. I do hope she is well and good. Robert Miller was 23-0 in his senior year at Kennewick in wrestling. Came in second place at state. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today either!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terri ROYCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry MATTHEWS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul FELTS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Traveling I will be in the Tucson, AZ area over the Memorial Day weekend. Any alumns down there want to meet for lunch, dinner, or what have you? Not sure what part of town as I will get a motel reservation later today [5/22]. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Rick MADDYs ('67) "girl from the past" Charlene Miller Charlene Miller-Detrick graduated from KHS in 1968. She is listed on -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ONE Bomber sent stuff: Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Bomber Baseball My dad sent me a link to an article from the Tri-City Herald that I am passing along: Click for link from Dad. Take a few minutes and read more about the on-going development of the NEW Bomber dynasty... the Boy's Baseball team. Ben JACOBS ('69) has done a phenomenal job of consistently turning out winning baseball seasons... 13 straight years with 20 or more wins and 7 straight final 4 appearances... pretty heady stuff. To be honest, I don't think that the grand-daddy of them all (Art Dawald) came anywhere close to such consistent results. It is understood that the talent pool has to be there but you don't achieve these kind of results if you don't have the right kind of leadership at the top. Let's just hope that Ben sticks around for another few years... And while we are on the subject of Baseball... Richland's own Travis BUCK ('02) is now with the Cleveland Indians and has been a significant contributor for them this year. Cleveland, I believe, currently owns the best record in the majors and Travis has been a big part of that. Finally, Ben JACOB's son Brett JACOBS ('09) has been playing very well for WSU in his sophomore season and, I believe, has garnered a number of PAC10 honors this season. And, coincidentally, those of you in the Tri-Cities have an opportunity to see Brett play TODAY... Tuesday, May 24, 2011... I think at the ballpark in Pasco. The game starts at 6PM as the Cougs face off against the Huskies. Wish I could be there. All for now- -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From sunny Michigan where it was 83 yesterday (up from 41 the week before) and we THINK it is safe to put the salt and snow shovels away for a few months. They are predicting some violent weather this week... after what has been happening elsewhere... I will be paying close attention... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora HUGHES ('55), Richard ANDERSON ('60) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly BELCHER ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene HORNE and Carol BISHOP ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) To: Gene HORNE ('57) and Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you. Hope you have a great celebration. Hugs, -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ANDERSON ('60) Re: Man U Manchester United SUCKS! -Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: There is a higher power Just got back from a "Field Trip" thru Tennessee, Alabama and Florida orchestrated by my sister Carolynn ('60) and the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65). While in Chattanooga, "The Golden Buckle on the Bible Belt", I had an Epiphany and realized that there is indeed a higher power, when I was "carded" in a beer joint. The lovely Miss Nancy was also carded, which is understandable as she can still get into the movies as a child. But for me a 65 year old fat guy, it was not only much appreciated, it resulted in a huge tip for the bar maid. The same joint had an IPA named "Southsidenstein", which in itself would have been enough for Pook ('63-RIP) and Plows ('63-RIP) to organize a road trip. On another note, does anyone have a remedy to rid my yard of Poa Annua? My Zen Master "Blair", is stranded in Scotland due to volcanic ash in Iceland and an endless supply of Guiness and single malts. He would just want me to read to it and be it's friend. I've had enough of Agent Orange so David RIVERS ('65) need not serve up his recommendation. For you Bombers on the East Coast, Bill "Der Kaiser" Wilson ('63) is working his way south. If you hear someone with a really bad Oakie/German accent it's Bundesbillie and he's pretty much harmless, unless beer or cherries are involved. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1948 Richland Flood and Richland CAP Airport, circa 1948 -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Class of 1966 reunion Hi boys and girls, Another reminder that our 45 year reunion is coming up in one month and we need our classmates to attend the celebration; "Memories and Mileage". The reunion is planned for the weekend of June 24 and 25 at The Clarion Hotel on GWWay. Sign in begins at 4:00 PM Friday followed by hors d'oeuvres and sharing stories. Please contact me for registration and reunion information. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49), Phil BELCHER ('51) Kathy RATHVON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole WICKSTROM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cecilia BENNETT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul McNEILL ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1948 Richland Flood and Richland CAP Airport, circa 1948 I did my senior year at Col-Hi in '48/'49 My friend, Willis WEICHEL ('49-RIP), was in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). I joined and attended regular meetings at the CAP base. I took flying lessons from Walter Le Page (RIP) in the yellow and burnt-orange Aeronca Champion N1193E (shown in a couple of pictures). He let me solo after four hours and fifteen minutes of instruction. (may be a record at the CAP base.) The blue high wing plane is a Stinson Voyager or station wagon. Willis WEICHEL ('49-RIP) and I rented it and flew down to Baker, Oregon to bring back to Richland the lady who would become my bride 62 years later. The silver low wing plane is an aircoup (possibly belonging to the father of Don ARBOGAST ('49). The car is a '48 or '49 Chrysler Town And Country. My bride's name was Shannon CRAIG ('50) and is now Shannon CRAIG Hightower. The barn-like building surrounded by water (not the Dutch Mill) is the riding academy on W.Van Geisen St. Thank you for forwarding the pics. Shannon lived in Richland during the flood and remembers it well. We now live in Kennewick. Regards, Bill and Shannon Hightower -Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Memories Recently several have written about the World's Fair in Seattle and I have to add my memories of this event. I took my Mother, younger brother, Mike, as well as my three children to the Fair after school had started. My thinking was that all of the out of towners would be gone since their children had to be in school. As it turned out 102,000 people had the same idea. That week end held the record for the Fair. We stayed in a mobile home that someone in town had moved to Seattle and rented it out during this time. After we parked we entered the fair ground by the 'Wild Mouse', a roller coaster that was pretty small and I thought that we would enjoy a ride. Big mistake. My Mother was 66 and I wondered during the ride if she would have a heart attack because it scared me. My son was eight years old and too small for most of the rides. During the day he disappeared and I was frantic looking for him. I found him after only ten minutes but he was close by for the next two days. It was an enjoyable trip and I've enjoyed reading about others who have written in. Re: 1948 Richland Flood and Richland CAP Airport, circa 1948 The photos that Gary BEHYMER ('64) sent of the '48 flood also brought back memories. We were in our second year in WR and one morning a deputy same down the road with siren going and saying that a dam had broken upriver on the Yakima and we needed to get out. Mom and Dad loaded our little trailer in about a half hour and we were ready to go. The question was 'where did we go?' We talked to some neighbors who were clustered along the road by Morton's trailer park and they said that we were safe, no dam upriver except for the Horn Rapids dam and it was only a couple of feet high!!! The next morning it took us four hours to unpack the trailer. We looked at the front of Flat Top mountain to see where some one had attempted to take a camping trailer up the front. It sat there for several days before they attempted to take it down. A few days later Van Giesen Street had closed with water over the road just west of the riding academy and we used the road at Twin Bridges until it also went under water, then went to Kiona and finally to Prosser, all to cover six miles as the crow flies. It was finals time at high school and I didn't want to have to take the test afterwards with just a couple of kids with me. As it turned out they averaged the grades and no make up was required!! And I could have had several days of fun instead. That's the way my life goes. But I believe that we lived in the best of times. I wouldn't want to change any part of it. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ Pasco cloudy and 62 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: Jimbeaux Why, Jimbeaux, after seeing that photo, I can see why you were carded. In my eyes, you dont look any older than you did when you sat behind me in high school. I think it was English, maybe Miss Bosworth's class. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Still looks 16 Ya know it just ain't fair... but we got several kids from our class who still look like they did the day they had their first driver's license picture taken. The Birthday girl is one of those. I remember at R2K giving her much grief about it. I can still see her standing by a tree in an Orange (Kennewick colors?) t-shirt... We were getting pictures taken and MOUTON ('65) had just goosed me as the photo was being snapped... now I recall that very well because I hadn't seen MOUTON in a while and I was amazed that her butt was in direct competition with Connie DAME's ('65)... now believe me when I say that is some fierce competition (Oh come on Connie you know HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and I would follow you any where... and often have just for the sheer pleasure of it all)... anyway, I just couldn't believe how the b-day girl has hardly changed since confirmation class... just amazing. I hope she is ready for the '65ers to converge on her house for the yearly party... since she has one of the best seats in town (can't get away from my one track mind there... seats and butts oh my) for the car parade we always have the Friday nite party at her place... People have been asking what time and all I know is just get there before they block the street... Friday morning we all have Spuddies around 8am - 9am sometime... But that's at the Spudnut Shop... then we are pretty much on our own since WERNER ('65) sold his Jet Boat and we don't do the Reach any more... Can't use Carl's because the propeller gets whacked and besides, the Beave is gonna be laid up still from his little Sonny Bono impersonation from April 23, 2011... Carl Carl Carl of the Jungle WATCH OUT FOR THAT TREE! Yes Sports fans... The Beave has added Skiing dives along with setting houses on fire to his resume... That kid has such talent for disaster... good thing he doesn't live in a Tornado town or we know the house that would get hit the most often... but back to the b-day girl... she is one of those girls that never misses hangin' with the boyz in June and things just wouldn't be as much fun without her... we even let her Big Brother ('63) hang around some times just to correct our spelling and punctuation when he's now whizzing down Carmichael Hill on his bike... (Carl... don't get any ideas about a new sport to try)... well, gotta get this thing to the ol' post office so it will run on May 26, 2011, the special HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Cecilia BENNETT ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday Bomber Cheers, and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to Cecilia BENNETT ('65) on Thursday the 26th. Hey David RIVERS ('65) I'm fixing dinner for Cecilia tonight along with some other friends. I'm the lucky one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course if her sister Sally ('71) was in town she could come, too. Wish her a Happy Birthday!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Steve CARSON ('58) Bill WILSON ('63), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOYD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PERL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) and Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) Re: 1948 Richland Flood and Richland CAP Airport, circa 1948 WOW!! What a "flood" of memories come to mind with seeing the 1948 pictures of the Columbia flood and the CAP (Civil Air Patrol) field pictures. I remember the situation very well. I had an airline ticket, out of Walla Walla, to visit my Dad in Louisiana. I had to take the Stinson ferry to Walla Walla... all roads were flooded. I do remember the pilot was interested in me being a Civil Air Patrol cadet member. "Great!!" he said, "I haven't slept in 19 hours... take control!" I said, "I don't have a license to fly and only minimal instruction!" He said, "just take control and wake me if you get into trouble." Well, I was okay until a real down draft hit us... about two thirds of the way there. I did NOT have to wake him!!!! As to the CAP air field, it was small, DUSTY, and had a small control tower... which we CAP cadets volunteered hours in bringing in small aircraft with a RED/GREEN flash gun. The flash gun was aimed at the windshield of the plane to tell the pilot whether it was okay for him to land. This was cause for the shaking of the knees when the pilot either didn't look towards the tower or chose to ignore us! I remember finishing up my four hour just stint as a AT-6 trainer, from the Spokane AF base landed for gas. Noting my CAP uniform he asked if I would like to go up for a spin, (little did my Mom realize when she signed the paper giving consent for me to go up in the air... that I actually WOULD go up in the air!) I said, "Of course!!" Well, 30 or 40 minutes later... after putting me through every trick in the book I had studied, and watching me turn three shades of green, he figured he had better bring me back before he had to hose out the plane before taking it back to the base! There were a few metal buildings, at the airport, where the CAP cadets trained, studied the manual, and marched, and marched, & marched under the command of Richard "Dick" MORTON ('49-RIP), a no-nonsense leader! Remember him Bill? I do remember Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) (congrats on going on with the dreams we all had!), Willis WEICHEL ('49-RIP) and Marlene MORTON ('49-RIP), the others have faded from memory. When I graduated and went on to Washington State College I sent my CAP manual to my father... in Louisiana... and he became so interested in it that he not only read it cover to cover but joined the CAP, learned to fly and bought an aercoupe! So, thanks so much for the pictures and the fun memories! Pat -UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: 1948 Richland Flood and Richland CAP Airport, circa 1948 Great pictures and comments. I was a cadet and the airport was still in use when I graduated in '58. We met in a quonset hut, drill team training on the runway and hours in the Link trainer flight simulator. Great times. I think everything moved to the Richland airport in the early '60s and the new quarters established in a barrack moved from North Richland. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ~ Chicago **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill WILSON ('63) Re: making my way south and west Hi Maren, Well, it has really happened! After 42 years of living and working in Germany/Europe, I have made the big move back across the ocean. My port of entry was Boston to witness my youngest son receive his MBA from Boston College on May 23rd. Next stop is Mobile, AL to visit my oldest son and his family... and then to points north (Texas) and west (Washington and Oregon). I still feel like I am on vacation (temporary break from work) although fully retired -- a crazy feeling that will take some adjusting! My first major goal of retirement: Red Hook with Jimbeaux, BRADY ('61), JOHNSON ('63), HANTHORN ('63)...!! Bomber Cheers! bill -Bill WILSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) to: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Carding Jim, I feel for you being carded. A couple of summers ago during the Lakefair festivities in Olympia the governor, her spouse, and a couple of friends headed to a bar establishment for a brew. There was a fairly young guy manning the entrance and was told to card everyone wanting in. The governor didn't have her ID on her, hence he wouldn't allow her in. He didn't know who she was but found out pretty quickly when his boss told him. By then she had departed for home. She was offered something at a later date by the guy that owned the bar. I was carded when I was in my 30s while working for a couple of doctors as the place we went to lunch at had a bar with it. It was funny though as a high schooler that worked for us after school wasn't carded but I found out her mother worked there so they knew her. Consider it a compliment. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bob & Roberta GROUT ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul Howard ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I've said it before... When I saw Bill WILSON's ('63) name in the Sandstorm, my mind immediately went to his Sr. Picture... I doubt that there are kids in America other than Col-Hi, Kids from Oakridge and kids from Los Alamos who can say the same thing... I did NOT go to the yearbook it just popped into my head... I can recall so many kids from our yearbooks from memory and almost where they are in the books... Now some of that is simply my ability to read a book and then recall what is written and where... I'm not very good at it any more but learned in undergrad that I had nearly a photographic memory for written (including photos) material (since I never read a book till I was 21, I didn't discover it when I really coulda used it... in Hi School)... It came in VERY handy in Undergrad and Grad School but only got me the worst grade I ever got in Law School... A Professor I was "seeing" was going thru an ugly divorce and I think was a bit distracted at Exam time in my third year... it was my last exam of law school and I was pretty fed up with the whole shooting match... She fudged a bit and based one of her questions on a case cited in a footnote in our book... I closed my eyes, found the page and case name and wrote something to the effect: See X v. Y at page such and so of the casebook in footnote 4 where the Court held... blah blah blah... she couldn't very well flunk me tho did give me the lowest grad I had ever received... but I'll betcha I'm not the only one who can see Pook ('63-RIP) and Bethie ('63) pretending to dance as Class Best Dancers and the Shell ('63-RIP) as wittiest... It was fun to see Jimbeaux ('63) getting carded... if he'd stop running with teen-aged girls and start acting his age he might get a little more respect... Oh my... I just checked... that was the Ever Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) in the other picture... guess he's gonna get carded every time they go somewhere... (another one of those '65er Bomber-babes who looks like her Sr. Picture)... well, not much else going on so I guess I'll sign off for now... Sure do love being a Bomber... don't you! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Kay MITCHELL ('52) Richard ANDERSON ('60) Larry BOWLS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERARD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SHERWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce BROWN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha HOPFINGER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) Re: CAP Airfield, circa 1948 Thanks to Gary BEHYMER ('64) for sending the photos of the flood and memories of the CAP airfield. My dad, Art Mitchell was part of the crew who actually built the airfield. I know I have 35mm slides of his showing the construction of the runways and the renovation of the building that served as the main "office". That field was very special to him, He later became the CAP Commander and held the rank of Col. at his retirement. During my high school years I spent many hours out at the field as a cadet, taking the ground school training, flying the simulator, marching in parades and flying with my friends. My mom would never allow me to take flying lessons, however I spent plenty of time in the air with my boyfriend Willis WEICHEL ('49-RIP). We cadets were a close knit group and after all these years some of us are still in touch with one another. I will look thru the old slides and scan some if there is any interest from the Historical Society in adding them to the ones Gary sent to the Sandstorm. -Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52), An old cadet and Bomber! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ANDERSON ('60) To: jimbeaux ('63} Re: Simply pathetic Manchester United Dear James, Champions League Final: FC Barcelona 3 - Manchester United 1 Did I not tell you that Man U sucks? -Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry BOWLS ('64) To: Bombers Classes of the early 1960s Bomber mom Hally Hunter passed away Friday 5/27/2011 in San Jacinto, CA. She was 90 years old. She and her husband Keith were the owners of the Richland A&W Drive-in. Many of us Bombers worked for the Hunters at the A&W during our high school years. The Hunters relocated to southern California in the mid 1960s. She was a wonderful Christian lady that loved the Lord and is surely now with her Heavenly Father. She was a very generous and loving lady, and had helped many Bomber kids in various ways. For a number of years she was my neighbor in the Richland south end. Her kids Keith, Jr. ('63) and Jimmy ('66) were friends of mine during that time. Living in southern California myself, I visited the Hunters several times over the years. Even with health issues at various times in her latter years, she always had a positive attitude and her love of Jesus was always on her face. I will always have special memories of her. Funeral and memorial services will be held Thursday, June 2 at First Southern Baptist Church, 433 S. San Jacinto St., Hemet, CA. 92543. -Larry BOWLS ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/11 ~ MEMORIAL DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVINE ('52), Dennis McGrath ('63wb) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Pam EHINGER ('67) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri SCHUCHART ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Happy Memorial Day weekend, All. (Not sure how we can call it 'happy'.) Lots of people enjoying the extra day off. I share our gratitude to all service men and women serving, or who have served, every where. My family has mostly been Navy but now have added a Marine who served on a Navy ship. I'm almost ready to move out and let my renter move in on Tuesday. Although I will miss family and friends, here, I am anxious to see family and friends in Alaska!! The plan at the moment is to stay someplace else until about June 14 or 15. Usually I don't go up until the 1st week in July and am grateful our weather has been very pleasant! Janet will help me with the flight reservations. I tried yesterday but got nowhere. Apparently I have 2 AKair miles numbers. Not sure why except that I had an account years ago. Opened one when I returned from AK last year so I could get 25,000 miles, which paid most of my travel to/from New Mexico in February. I've been putting almost all purchases on the credit card to get more miles. I admit, I hate that it is with Bank of America. Even if I can only 'up- grade' to the 'big-kids-seats' (as our good Attorney friend David ('65), loves to say), I've heard it is worth it. Tomorrow I will join my friend Bill at Charbonneau for their big Memorial Day picnic. The menu sounds wonderful and my mouth is watering already! Ooops, I'd better go put my flag out and then remember to bring it in tonight and put it out again tomorrow. My wishes for all Bombers is health and happiness. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in beautiful north Richland. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis McGrath ('63wb) Re: CAP Airfield, circa 1948 The aircraft parked on the ramp in front of the "office" is a North American Aviation built NAVION. Ryan Aviation also built these aircraft. -Dennis McGrath ('63wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Richard ANDERSON's ('60) dig My ManU shirt was purchased cheap at a flea market. I also have a FCB Messi #10 shirt for special occasions. In Saturday's final ManU did look like the Pollywogs or Kicking Kittens from some GU-8 league. Actually I am a Serie A fan, AC and Juve, more AC. Portogruaro Summaga in Serie B has my true undying loyalty, but they have continued to be terrible since we moved from Italy and that was 40 years ago. For any fans of Italia Serie A or European football in general, I would encourage them to read Michael Parks' book, "A Season With Verona" It is a beautiful game. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Marsha HOPFINGER ('67) Happy Belated Birthday! I hope all is well and that you're enjoying your retirement! Take care, my friend. Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Hunter's A&W My condolence to the Hunter family on the loss of their mother. Keith ('63) was always good to me at the family-owned A&W. Several times just handing me one of those paper cones (quart?) of root beer. Root beer is still my favorite soda drink. One time he took some cherry syrup and put carbonated water in it and asked me to give it a try. I thought it was quite good, and visionary. And the ice cream was excellent too. The price was always right... free. Jim ('66), like his brother, treated me very good at the A&W when working the window. Jim also taught me how to go over a fence without climbing it. The baseball field's fence across the street from my parent's house on Downing wasn't much taller than three feet if I recall correctly. Jim would belly flop on the top bar and do some extraordinary gymnastic looking flight over the fence. Came in handy a couple times later in life. Great memories of Richland and the Hunter family's time of history owning the A&W. All the best to the Hunter family. I will never forget your generosity and influences upon my life during my youth. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVINE ('52), Bill BERLIN ('56) Sherri WARD ('63), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) P.S. to yesterday's entry: Re: "move" I am going to Alaska for a long summer. Expect to be back in September. Unsure at this time. When I read my entry this morning, I realized it may be misunderstood. Sorry. I'm not sure if my lap-top will work up there. But will check it out some more tonight. No luck a few days ago. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ still in beautiful Richland where we had one heck of a lightning and thunder storm last evening. Love it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Memorial Day 2011 I don't do a lot on Memorial Day, no parties, no BBQs and that kind of ordinary weekend stuff but I do go to our local cemeteries and make sure the American flags are upright on Vets' graves. Went to our little Memorial Day Parade too. The American Legion and VFW Honour Guards, the high school band, Boy Scouts on parade, the Whidbey Island Navy Band with black shrouds on their drums (no brass played but a slow drum roll only) but then in the distance the wale of the pipes and the roll of the drums as the Canadian Forces Seaforth Highlanders Division, the Canadian Black Watch, came marching into view. They do this at various Memorial Day parades and celebrations in the Pacific Northwest and this year Anacortes got some of their time. Keep in mind that it is not Memorial Day in Canada this weekend but last weekend was Remembrance Day and they still sell Poppies leading up to that day. Remember when we used to do that here in the States so long ago? Twenty strong they were. I am really glad I went and followed them along the route for as long as I could. There has been a strong rebirth in Canada for the tribute and support of their armed forces especially since their participation, and losses, in Afghanistan and it is good to see. When I lived in Canada and did a two year stint in the Canadian Coast Guard way back when, the Canadian military was generally looked down on and that was too bad. My experience is that if you have the Canadians covering your back, or that of the Australians or Brits, you have the best you can get. Now when a fallen Canadian Forces member, all of the military in Canada are combined into "The Forces", returns home, their casket is driven from the arriving air base close to Toronto to a processing centre at a Forces base some thirty miles away. Each hearse is preceded by an honour guard from the RCMP motorcycle unit, the family follows and all along the route are Vets and friends at attention and saluting, a proper last return for a fallen comrade. That has rejuvenated the place of honour in Canadian society for its military and it is great to see. Lastly on this day, I remember my Dad, who lies buried in Kennewick. I get over there once a year and spend some time with him, and now Mom too. I remember Camp Roberts in War 2 where he was the Camp Commander and I got to ride in Dragon Wagons (tank recovery vehicles) or fly out of East Camp Roberts in L-5 spotter planes. At aged six this event started my lifelong love of flying and was the reason that I hung around Richland's CAP airport not far from my house on GWWay in later life (aged 9 and 10). Later when I owned a Super Cub in Alaska I would always remember flying in those L-5s at Camp Roberts and watching the "tail draggers" at Richland's CAP airport, always admiring those lucky CAP cadets. My Dad always supported my flying interests, my Mom did not. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where I am really enjoying the pictures and comments of the CAP activities in Richland so long ago. Great stuff. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sherri WARD Johnson ('63) Re: Hunter's A&W I too wish to extend my sincere condolences to the Hunter family on the loss of their Mother, Mrs. Hunter. She was quite a leader, somehow managing to encourage a bunch of teenagers to have fun at work but to produce a great product and (I hope) make money for the business. I recall taking in my application.. I handed in the form at the window and then practically ran off like a scared rabbit. Mrs. Hunter came out a side door to catch me before I could get into the car and my "interview" was there in the parking lot. I'm sure the reason I was hired was a family connection, not my job interviewing skills! Lots of pleasant summer evenings were spent with that leather change apron around my waist... hefting root beer mugs and window trays. I thought being a car hop was the best job ever and I certainly learned good skills for further employment. I also have a vivid memory of Keith ('63) offering me a ride in his convertible one afternoon... Mrs. Hunter always insisted on us having a ride home after work. He even let me drive. As I started up the engine, I casually told him that I had never driven a stick shift before! Why he let me continue I don't know but as I recall, I only ground the gears a little bit and with some encouragement from him, I quickly caught the rhythm of shifting and clutching before we got to Trippe Street. I was quite proud of myself! (His memory of this might differ slightly...) -Sherri WARD Johnson ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Birthday wishes to my cousin Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) on Tuesday, [5/31]. Hope your day is a terrific one. I'll see you in Seattle on Wednesday. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where for now the rain has stayed away ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2011 ~ June, 2011