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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/01/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Carol BLACK ('48), Dick WIGHT ('52) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Patti JONES ('60) Donna NELSON ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Leoma COLES ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Ken STALEY ('68), Maggie GILSTRAP ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen FOLEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LLEWELLYN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn ROE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon LINDBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta LAWRENCE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael FURNER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry STEICHEN ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) Re: Beginning of Hanford Did anyone besides me see the program on Channel 9 today [5/31] called Secret Mission Hanford??? I had never seen it before and I am trying to get a DVD of it but so far no luck. I think we got to Hanford in '43 or '45 and it sure took me back. My dad worked in the 300 Area for DuPont and I worked (much later) in the 700 area (downtown Richland) for GE. If anybody knows how to get this DVD, let me know. Thanks in advance. -Carol BLACK Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: CAP airport photos One of the photos submitted yesterday of old "tail dragger" aircraft at the Richland CAP airport included Aeronca Champ #1193, I think. I really don't know who owned that plane, but many of us in the CAP cadet program felt like we owned it... sometime around 1949, the cadets helped refurbish the airplane which included re-doping the fabric and repainting the plane from its original yellow to blue and white. Many of us learned to fly in that plane. I was taking flying lessons from an instructor named Fred Perkins. One day I was down at the airport... no adults around... cranked up the Aeronca and taxied out... What the heck, I thought! I just took off, flew one time around the pattern, and made a good landing! I soloed myself! I had maybe 4 hours of dual instruction... My "official" solo happened not long after that, with quite a crowd of spectators, and was nearly a disaster! I remember bouncing on landing, veering toward the side of the runway, and catching a glimpse of Willis WEICHEL ('49-RIP) running for his life as I veered toward him! But after I got the plane stopped, Fred Perkins walked out and "chewed me out" for a lousy landing - and ordered me to take off and land it right! I was more intimidated by him than fear of botching another landing. My next try was a good landing, and Fred "signed me off" for solo flying. That was in 1950... I was age 16. That Aeronca was a great little plane. I loved climbing up to several thousand feet and pushing that little plane into a spin - power off stall, kick the rudder one way, the stick the other and hold it that way. To recover from a spin, I simply had to center the controls and as the nose came up, apply a little power. Fun, fun!!! I think I once did 6 or 7 turns, but it was hard to count! Does anyone recall the impromptu contests we had at the airport??? We'd throw rolls of toilet tissue out the plane's window and then see how many times we could cut thru the tissue with the airplane as it unrolled... we'd take paper bags of flour or powdered lime and "dive bomb" a target on the runway... we'd rig a barrier of cord with rags etc tied to it and try "short field" landings... see how close beyond the barrier we could smack the plane down. It was great fun!!! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ on the road RVing in the west for a couple months **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, June 4 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Jackson's in Richland (formerly The Gas Light). Spouses and friends are welcome. Please join us for a time of fellowship. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, June 11, 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. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) I want to thank all the armed forces men and women and ashamed to say I forgot to put my flag up yesterday on Memorial Day. After watching many Memorial Day news events, was interested in the news story of the little 8 year old boy who noticed a tattered American flag flying in his community. I noticed the same thing a few years ago in the cemetery at Einan's flying above our parents' grave sites and of other service men and women. I called by sister Deb ('77) in Richland and she called Einan's. They told us the VFW maintains the flags, they called them and it was replaced with a new one. Thank you again to all who served. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Talk about dreams coming true. The birthday girl is coming for a slumber party on Thursday, but alas she is bringing her husband. When you talk about 1/2 full or 1/2 empty kind of people, she is the poster child for "bring another glass this one is way too small, in fact make it three big A&W mugs and a teen burger while you?re at it". Happy Birthday to Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63) and her broken shoulder. If laughter is the best medicine, we'll have you bowling by Friday noon. We've reserved the "Cat Box Suite" here at Rancho Cerveza for you and LaMont, and laissez la bon temps rouler. -jimbeaux p.s. be sure to bring the rules for that game that requires eight decks of cards with the one eyed jacks and sevens removed, nine dice, two potatoes, a piano, a pony, a day old newspaper and a blindfold. We seem to have lost ours. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) I had forgotten the great Memorial Day parade in Anacortes until I read your entry in today's Sandstorm. My family lived in Anacortes, WA from 1974 until 1991 when my daughter graduated from high school. My son and daughter were both very active in Boy and Girl Scouts and we were in many parades and enjoyed the small town life. I especially miss the ferry rides up into the San Juan Islands... hope to make it up there after I retire. I have lost track of many of our friends up there, but my son and daughter still keep in touch with their school mates through face book! Thanks for the memories... -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Salem, OR where we saw a little sunshine today... still cold at night **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Envy and such OK... now I know we ain't spozed ta get all involved wishin' we wuz somebody else and thinkin' that everything they do is so cool and everything we do turns out all wrong and stuff... but I gotta say that there are some kids... the Birthday Babe being one of them, that I really do see through longing eyes... no not like lust... but like... Dang, man, too cool for school... Her Sweetie is the same... been like that since we were all in school and it just continues... now this isn't the kind of thing like back then... like back then I used to envy Terry DAVIS ('65) cuz when we'd go to parties, he would go over in the corner and mope... all the girls would go over to him and fawn all over him to see what was wrong... wuzn't nuthin' wrong that a good dose a lithium wouldn't a cured, but we didn't know 'bout stuff like that back then... and besides... there was no way Terry and I were gonna make ourselves look like Skip NUSSBAUM ('65) so we shoulda just figured that out and got over it... but we didn't of course... then there's one a my Vietnam pals... He lived in Hawaii for years and years and I just thunk that was too darn cool... now he lives in Huntington Beach and I still think that's cool... I mean sittin' watchin' girls all day long... butchaknow he has aired his share of ups and downs... like being stuck with WARFORD ('65) for long stretches and having to take him to the hang out and stuff... so OK... maybe he has a life kinda like mine too... but I sure enjoy going to see him in sunny California... now the Birthday girl is always seeming to be in Hawaii too with her long haired cooler than heck surfer- boy and I think... ahhhhhh gee... if I could just be like them... but ya know? I ain't... I'm me and by golly that's what I'm gonna be... but it don't mean I can't secretly well not so secretly, admire them for the wonderful people they are and be just thrilled to pieces when they let me know they're watching the Eddie Aikau or some other fun thing... cuz I just think the world of them... so my dear... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carolyn ROE DeJong on June 1, 2011... It's YOUR day!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) To the COLE Family: My father, Steamboat, was a friend of John, Sr. Dad passed away recently and going through some of his things I found a picture of Dad and John... and the whole bowling team. I'd be happy to share it with you. Give me an email address and I'll see you get a copy. -Ken STALEY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Bring your laptop with you and I will take it my "geek". He will fix it for you. I look forward to visiting with you this summer and of course camping with you on the "girls only" fishing trip to the Little Susitna River. See you soon! -Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick REED ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil McCARTNEY ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry FELDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria MINARD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori SIMPSON ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/11 It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty, delta day... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Mary Lee LESTER ('58) Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick MIKULECKY ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan VANDENBERG ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: From the Help Department In e-mail with Marguerite GROFF Tompkins ('54), I have learned that she has a new computer. Apparently it is not as smart as her old one as she no longer has access to all the information she had regarding The Class of '54. So I am asking for those of you to help her out by providing her with your current snail-mail address, etc. I would also ask you to check out The Class of '54's web page and verify, to the best of your knowledge, any information on it. And also provide the webmaster, John BRUNTLETT ('54) with your most current e-mail address. The reason for this is that in three short years we will be celebrating our 60th reunion, and those that plan such events would really like to be up to date. Thank you for your indulgence, and keep those cards and letters coming in. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR just waiting (righttt!!!) for the 80 weather we are supposed to be getting by this weekend. p.s. See what happens when a "not" issue comes out. ================= Another entry >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: From the "Not again!" Department Well, it has happened again. Once more I will be on the boards, only this time with my wife Karyl and my youngest granddaughter Lacy. We will be performing in the Brush Creek Players production of "Shakespeare's Women", a play written and directed by Ceilidh Campbell (yes, Maren, that's how she spells her first name). Performances will be on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 PM, with matinees on Sunday at 2 PM beginning June 10th and running through the 26th. Those of you wishing tickets may email me and I will make the necessary arrangement. Let me know the nights or afternoons you wish to come, and how many in your party. The Brush Creek PLayhouse is located on the Silverton Road just west of Silverton at the corner of Silverton and Brush Creek Roads. It the building looks like a school house, that's because it was one in a former life. Hope to see some of you there. To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) There are rules for that game? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in slightly soggy Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers are claiming sunshine and 85 for this Saturday (the 4th), and due to river levels the fleet will be represented by whaleboats and LCM's at Rose Festival. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Lee LESTER Yarborough ('58) This is 4th day I haven?t received Sandstorm at Anyone else having same trouble? -Mary Lee LESTER Yarborough ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) To: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) I think the DVD "Secret Mission Hanford" is available from Spokane public television, at their site. -Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Evelyn JOHNSON Johnson - Class of 1948 ~ 1931 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff: Carol BLACK ('48), Joretta GARRISON ('58) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Brad UPTON ('74), Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe WOOD ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather RYANNE ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) To: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) Re: DVD "Secret Mission Hanford" Jean: Thanks for the info regarding the DVD on Hanford. You are right about who has it as I finally located a phone number to order it. I am anxious to show it to my kids and they probably won't even be interested. ha. Thanks again, -Carol BLACK Foster ('48) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Re: Clyde "Bob" Bumgarner Einan's Obits RHS (and junior highs) teacher/coach died 5/26. Found on the Einan's website. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Another Star is gone Who was the first person to hit the beach at Anzio in WWII? It was James Arness. He says he was no great hero, it is just that he was the tallest man in the landing craft his sergeant ordered him over the side to see how deep the water was. I beg to differ with Mr Arness; anyone who goes into combat from a landing craft is a hero to me. He was wounded in the leg and spent a year in an Army hospital, he received the purple heart and bronze star. We already had a TV set by the time "Gunsmoke" was first aired on September 10, 1955. I remember the early episodes always started with Matt Dillon walking among the grave markers on wind swept Boot Hill and doing a monologue which would have something to do with the show for that night. Rest well on "Boot Hill" Marshal Dillon, say hello to Doc, Chester, and Miss Kitty for me, and have a tall cold one at the Long Branch Saloon. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ from Kennewick Lion Country, but I am soon moving really close to the Lion's Den. So close I will be able to listen to the home games from my "Cement pond." That's right, I never thought I would own a house with a swimming pool, and never wanted one, but it kinda comes with the house. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Donald Bundrant (Bomber Woulda Been - RIP) Einan's Obits -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) I love me some Bombers! First show tonight [6/3/11] had at least 18 Bombers/spouses/offspring at the show! Thanks to all of them! Two more shows tomorrow night at Laughs in Kirkland! -Brad UPTON ('74) PS. I'll be in Walla Walla next Saturday night at the Le Chateau Winery. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer, Assistant Mgr, Hanford Resource Ctr Re: EEOICPA Law Changes for Hanford workers! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford or PNNL, please contact us for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): ~ Surviving spouse ~ Children of the worker ~ Parents of the worker ~ Grandchildren of the worker ~ Grandparents of the worker As of April 4th over $752,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 email: -Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager, Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Kathie ROE ('64) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard RUSHWORTH ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathie ROE Truax ('64) Friday night a bunch of us went to see Brad UPTON ('74) at "Laughs" comedy club in Kirkland. He was hilarious. We also saw him about 10 years ago in Portland. We enjoyed the show in Portland, but thought he was especially good last night. It was a fun night with Debbie LYONS ('65), Jim HAMILTON ('63) & Nancy WICK Hamilton ('65), and Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63) (my fabulous sister) & Lamont DeJONG ('63). We were told Brad is going to be back at "Laughs" on 9/11, so those of you who haven't seen his act may want to note this date on your calendar. -Kathie ROE Truax ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: '66 Reunion Reminder Hi boys and girls, Another reminder that the 45 year reunion for the Class of '66 is three weeks away. The doings are at The Clarion Hotel, 1515 GWWay, June 24 and 25. Registration begins at 4pm each day. Friday night is the social night with hors d'oeuvres, no-host bar, sharing memories, and lots of laughter. Saturday starts off with a golf tournament at Columbia Point. A tour of the new RHS is scheduled for noon. Saturday night activities begin with 4pm sign-in and social time. Banquet dinner is at 6pm with program and door prizes to follow. Please contact me for more information. We would love to celebrate surviving this long with all of our classmates. Bomber Cheers, -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 1 birthday & 1 anniversary today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas FRASER ('78) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave TAFF ('56) & Sharon PANTHER ('57) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Patti JONES ('60), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marguerite GROFF ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art NELSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keva VAUGHN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MANLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie HUTTON ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY today: Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: secret Hanford document I watched the Hanford Doc, and it included shots of a Bomber football team... pretty cool... with all green uniforms... helmets, etc. It showed a completed pass. All you sharp Bombers, what was the year, and who threw and who caught the pass. -Dick McCoy from the tin can class of 1945. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) First off, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie on account of it being Marguerite GROFF's ('54) birthday. Many happy returns and all of that to a young lady who has kept the flame of The Class of '54 alive and well for the past several years. And a reminder that I am still pushing tickets for the Brush Creek Plays production of "Shakespeare's Women". Opening night is this Friday, the 10th, and continuing for the next two weekends after. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ it really did hit 80+ on Saturday, but cooled down on Sunday and even rained in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, June 11, 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. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Well shut my mouth OK... I know I was excited about heading for the Rat Fink Reunion, but when I filled out my yellow sticky for the month the Reunion was not that close so that's no excuse... all I can say is (a) the Reunion was just way too cool); and (b) I am sorry to say that Susan VANDENBERG ('65 HB on 6/3/11) joins the ranks of the "I got stiffed by Rivers on my b-day". No excuses... it is right there on my large cheat sheet... just didn't get transferred to the yellow sticky... seems like I'm always a day late and a dollar short on something (I remember the first time Brian's ('65) Father said that about Ricky WARFORD ('65)... I thought is was so cleaver)... I am getting a tad worried that Mick HEMPHILL ('66) does not take me seriously on the crashing of the '66 Reunion. And something that really bothered me about his little reminder in the SS is that I think he spelled Or Derves like they spell it in the dicshunery... I'm sorry kids... but there is no way the Micky I know could do that with out the help of "spellcheck"... just no way no how. Well, it's almost time for the '65ers to hit town again and I can tell you I am a ready teddy (Milner was so cool when he said that... sounded just like Buddy Holly). So class of '66 beware cuz we'll getcha when you aren't looking! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: family get together Picture taken on June 2, 2011 at Ray's Cafe in Ballard, WA. From left is Jean BRUNTLETT ('62), Robert AVANT ('69), and Betti AVANT ('69). Jean and the Avant twins are cousins. Jean lives in Cheney, Robert in Lake Stevens, and Betti in Lacey. It was a great view of the bay but unfortunately we couldn't eat out on the deck as is typical of Seattle weather it was cloudy and raining. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where on Saturday we hit 80. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber memorials today: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darvis BERGAM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dyanna COOK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gaylinn WRIGHT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia EHINGER ('71wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Lane ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert EVANS ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: '66 reunion I have to respond to David RIVERS' ('65) comments questioning my spelling ability, and that the goons from '65 intend to crash our party on the 24th. First of all, if it weren't for spell check I would never write an e-mail letter to anyone. Besides, who could spell "whores de ovaries" correctly without using spell check? Maybe only a Philadelphia lawyer living in Las Vegas? We were considering hiring a security company to protect our interests from the '65 crashers. After doing a little research we discovered that most of these guys actually graduated in '66 anyway, as they had to come back and complete the required courses. We are excited to be reunited once again with our classmates even if they say they graduated in '65? See all of you on the 24th, -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: All in the Family Today is kind of a two-fer mainly because I could not quite get my act together to send wishes in a timely fashion when I should have. Today, Wednesday, June 8th is the birthday of Gaylinn WRIGHT Matuska ('66). Since she has never really shared her exact age or date of graduation with me, I am hoping that 1966 is the right year ['67 is correct -Maren]. Gaylinn has had her share of challenges this past year and so very special wishes go to her today. The two-fer part of this deal is that younger sis (she would insist that she is MUCH younger) celebrated her birthday on May 28th. That would be Tracy WRIGHT Tucker ('76). Both are very special people to me, as is brother Kenny ('63). Not sure but I should have wished HIM a happy birthday on February 13th. So, now I have covered ALL of you. I met this clan through my good buddy, George DANA ('70-RIP) who's folks lived just across the back fence from their mother. What started out as a casual meeting 30 or so years ago has turned into a lifetime of friendship and good times. Only in Richland do things like that happen... I also wanted to take this opportunity to remind all my fellow Class of 1971 classmates that our reunion is not too far off... August 12-14th. We are still looking for "missing" classmates. Please check out the list at and let me know if you can fill in any info for us!! This is also a reminder to my fellow classmates to get your registrations in ASAP. We need to get some preliminary estimates for food and beverage (well, mainly food because we all know there can NEVER be too many beverages!!). And you may want to start catching a cat nap here and there, so you will be rested for all the dancing and fun we expect to have. And for those of us living in the Eastern time zone, I cannot stress the difference that 3 hour body time difference makes when you get beyond 9pm Pacific time... I think they call it auto-pilot... I just realized that 50 years ago today, I would probably have been packing my towel about now and heading for the big pool and 40 years ago, it would have been down to the river for a little dock tag or hanging at Brunke's dock and trying to get a peek at the girls over on the Maki's dock... not sure when exactly I made the transition from pool to river but summer ALWAYS meant being by the water somewhere. Let's get some summer memories revved up... long, warm evenings spent tooling Richland or packing as many people as you could into the car for buck night at the drive in. The guys who probably spent their first time "away" from home working the pea harvest and of course, the ever elusive submarine races... which seemed to gain a greater following during the summer time. Great memories of a simpler time... -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From steamy Beverly Hills, MI where we are supposed to flirt with 93 and a new record for this date... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>David LEITENBERG ~ Class of 1974 ~ 1956 - 2011 >>Rembert RYALS - Class of 1949 ~ 1933 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BISHOP ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti JONES ('60) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dennis HASKINS & Shirley COLLINGS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: William T. WILEY ('56) ~ Artist WILEY's web site Re: Mary McGUIRE ('65) 40th reunion photo from Sacred Heart See Class of 1968 ~ Front row ? second person from the left (;-) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hardy Har Har That Mickey HEMPHILL ('66) is just a card, isn't he! Don't he know that security guards are all old guys with white beards and that hiring KEENEY ('65) to watch the place is like inviting Terry DAVIS ('65) or Ricky WARFORD ('65) to watch over the 16 vestal virgins in a whiter shade of pale?! This kid is way slower than I thought. But today I gotta small problem... ya see I was loading new pix on facebook and up popped Duncan SINCLAIR's ('65) picture with a notice that it was his birthday on June 8th... now I've always had Duncan as listed on the 10th and have always done his HB on the 10th... but his facebook page had many people wishing him HB on the 8th including some of his kids... Now I know that we as parents often confuse our kid's names, ages and birthdays... but our kids usually get that stuff right... so along with today's birthday babe, I gotta cover my six and wish the Dunk an HB too... had a very weird dream last night... my daughter was getting married and it was my job to get her to the church on time... my car was all torn apart and I was trying to get it back together in time... she had overslept and was in no hurry... then Beej and all the '65ers came over and wanted to go somewhere... I tried to splane what I needed to do and could we get together the next day... NO was the answer... glad I woke up... well I gotta take a conference call so I will now wish one of our biggest Bomber-babe Bomber fans of all time a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti JONES ('60) on June 9, 2011 and U 2 Duncan (I'm such a great texter)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Betti AVANT ('69), Debbie MEFFORD ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie STEEBER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lee LESTER ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Paul Alley (NAB-RIP) I have learned of the death of Paul Alley, not a Bomber, but he raised like ten who were, and my heart goes out to all of them. Paul and I were the best of friends in the sixties, and life was good. I last saw him about five years ago. I know that he and the late Bernie Sauressig (NAB) are together again on some cloud up there. Good times boys. Also it's a fond farewell to a good schoolmate Rem Ryals ('49-RIP). He was a fun guy and a great lawyer. Our sympathy to wife Patty and family. I have not seen his notice on these pages as of yet. Later, Paul and Rem -Dick McCOY ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Ticket Scalping As reported in these pages previously, the Brush Creek Players are presenting "Shakespeare's Women". The play was originally to open this Friday, June 10. Due to a tragedy in the family of one of our cast members, the opening has been pushed back to Sunday, June 12th at 2pm. The remainder of the performance schedule will remain intact. Any one wanting tickets to any of the performances can contact me by e-mail, and I will do my best to get you hooked up. Ticket prices are $10 per person, with a senior discount of $2 (such a deal). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR, where a warming trend is being forecast. One must remember, however, that Portland's Rose Festival will be going on this week and into next (traditionally bad weather). p.s. In addition to my wife and youngest granddaughter being in the show, my second son will be running lights and sound for the production (he is my granddaughter's uncle). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Beverly June Johnson (Bomber Mom - RIP) Through my tears I write of the loss of Bev Johnson - one of My Mother's dearest friends. She was a 2nd mother to me and I visited her "H" house on Delafield every time I was in Richland. Bev was a Bomber Mom to Kurt ('63) Johnson (Sherri Ward ('63)), Deirdre ('65) Johnson, Charles ('70) Johnson (Tammara Ward ('70)) Megan ('73) Johnson Cartmell (Dick Cartmell ('73)). I know my Mom was waiting for Bev with open arms where the streets are paved with green & gold... along with all those other Bomber Moms and Dads... It was great knowing you, Bev -- rest in peace. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Ok so who's guilty? "In 2002 thanks to support by Bechtel Hanford and with help from many volunteers, about 27 tons worth of beer cans, and other debris left there over the last 60 years was removed." Re: Web Site for George VALDEZ ('63) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Ballard flowers Here is a sampling of the gorgeous flowers in the neighborhood where my cousin Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) was staying in Ballard, WA Most of them are rhodies but there are others, too. BTW, #9 is a puzzle... help from any Bomber is welcome. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where there are lots of flowers blooming around my apartment complex too **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Debbie MEFFORD Brackensick ('81) The Class of 1981 reunion committee is trying to get as many classmates as possible to sign up for our 30 year Class Reunion that takes place this summer in Richland on July 15-16.(the more the merrier!) Please look at the list below of missing classmates for whom we do not have contact information. If you know how to contact any of these people, please contact them and direct them to our class web page at Connie AARDAL, Mark AASE, Tammy ACTON, Guin ADAMS, Thomas ALBAT, Vanna AMES, Maria ANDERSON, Jamie ARCHIBALD, Cheryl ARMSTRONG, David AUGIER, Denise BACKER, Chris BACKSTROM, Tracy BADGER, Susan BAINARD, Barbara BAKER, Greg BALLEW, Doug BARNES, Stacy BAUGH, Darryl BEASLEY, Clay BECK, Terren BECKER, John BEITZ, Jana BELL, Melody BENNETT, Jeff BIGGS, Tom BLADOW, Mary BOCK, Kathy BOMBINO, Terry BOWER, Tom BOWERS, Greg BRAUER, Teresa BRESINA, Sue BRONESKE, Patrick BROWN, Joey BRUUN, Scott BURRUP, Terri BUTLER, Tracie BYRON, Mike CAMPBELL, Linda CARTER, Traci CHICHETTI, Kayle CHRISTENSEN, Mark CLAYPATCH, David COLEMAN, Shawn COLLIGAN, Dean COMPAU, Joclyn CONLEY, Donna CONN, Greg CONNER, David COPPINGER, John COSGROVE, Todd COUCH, Roberta CURTIS, David DALE, David DALING, Doug DAVIS, Everette DAY, Teri DEAN, David DESCHANE, John DIETZ, Kristen DIETZ, Darren DIXON, Kim DORMAN, Jenny DOVER, Donald DUNLAP, Denise DUSBABEK, Kerry EDGAR, James EHLERT, Vicky ELBERG, Dave ELL, Becky EMERY, Mike ENGELBRECHT, Peggy ERIKSEN, Steven FABER, Marc FELCH, Rance FEMRITE, Steve FESER, Donna FISCHER, Maureen FITZPATRICK, Kathy REDRICKSON, Gwen FREEMAN, Vivian FRICK, Tami GALLIEN, Ron GALPIN, Mary GAMBLE, Becky GANDERS, Ken GAUGUSH, Tim GERDES, Mark GILBERT, La'Del GILSON, Larry GOFF, Dianne GOLD, David GOLDSMITH, Gwen GOLLADAY, Joe GOMEZ, Craig GOTTSCH, Scott GREEN, Brian GREENE, Ujala GUPTA, Andy GUZEK, Sheryl HABERMAN, Joe HALE, Aaron HAMSON, Sally HANSEN, Barry HARBINSON, Greg HAYDEN, Tom HEDGES, Rene HENDRIX, Tom HINKLE, Barbara HODGES, Jill HODGSON, Linda HODGSON, Kathy HUNTER, Tom HUNTLEY, Julie HUTCHINSON, Deanne HYDE, Greg HYDE, Liza ICAYAN, Paul JACKSON, Lisa JELMBERG, Karen JENSEN, Mary Lynn JENSEN, Jim JEROME, Jeff JOHNSON, Debbie JOHNSTON, Mark JONES, Maryann JONES, Natalie JORDAN, Clint KALLENBACH, Sheila KELLY, Lynn KING, Paul KING, Kim KION, Henry KOSKI, Beth KOVACS, Sandra KUHLMAN, Donna KULICK, Marie LAEGREID, Dana LANGLOIS, Marie LEE, Doug LEIGH, Chris LENTZ, Susan LEONARD, Kristen LINDQUIST, Karla LINDSAY, Margaret LOGMAN, Jacquelyn LOHDEFINCK, Curt LUTTRELL, Dan LUZZO, Steve MAGER, Paul MANOLOPOULOS, Todd MARTIN, Teresa MARUSHIA, Graydon MATHESON, Becky MATHEWS, Geoffrey MAUK, Lance McCULLEY, Doug McDANIEL, Cheryl McELFRESH, Toni McELROY, Debbie McGEE, Cheryl McINTOSH, Terri McKIBBIN, Steve McMILLAN, Kim McVICKER, Laura MENDEL, Kelly MENTER, Kent MESFORD, Tom MESSENGER, Michelle MESSMER, Jody METZ, Lynne MIDDLETON, Doug MIELKE, Meg MILLBAUER, David MILLER, Debbie MOELLENKAMP, Linda MOHR, Laura MOLES, Laurie MORAN, Shannon MOREY, Lori MOSS, Patricia MULLER, Jon MULLIGAN, Diana MYERS, Eric MYERS, Kenneth MYERS, Don MYLES, Richard MYRICKS, Donald NOAKES, Peter NORTON, John OMBRELLARO, William O'NEIL, Scott OSTLER, Theresa O'TOOLE, Scott PAYNE, Mike PEALE, Howard PEDERSON, Nancy PHILIPP, Cherie PIERT, David PLATTER, Richard POORMAN, Clay POPLIN, Susan POTTMEYER, Allison PRIDE, Michelle PRINDIVILLE, Dave PROUDFOOT, Cori PYKE, Robert PYKE, Rick RABE, Lori RAEKES, Leon RAIL, Amy RAKE, Kristi RAMSEY, Frank RAPOZA, Barbara RAY, Beverly RHODES, Perry RIGGLE, Angie ROBERTS, Jeanne ROBERTS, Tracey ROBERTS, Cathy ROECKER, Vince ROLIE, Robin ROSE, Tracy RUSSELL, Troy SANDALL, Don SANDLIN, Cheryl SANT, Lauren SCHAEDEL, Cindy SCOTT, Lisa SEDLACEK, Keri SEGNA, Susan SEIDEL, Mitchell SELL, Angela SEYBOLD, Theresa SHARP, Devin SHELBY, Ross SHEPHARD, Suzanne SKVAREK, David SLEATER, Dana SMITH, Doug SMITH, Lisa SMITH, Shawn SMITH, Lori SMITH, Bret SODERQUIST, Paul STANGELAND, Brian STEFFENS, Jamie STEICHEN, Troy STIVERS, David STOCKER, Greg STONE, Kelly STRAIN, Cory SURPLUS, Brent TALBOT, Heidi TAYLOR, Lynn TAYLOR, Tom THELAN, Greg THOMAS, Greg THOMAS, Becky THOMPSON, Cullen TOLLBOM, Stacy TOTH, Joyce TRUE, Peggy UNDERWOOD, Kathy UPTON, Julie VAUGHN, Steve VERSTEEG, Heidi Von ESSEN, Brian VORHEIS, Gary WALKER, Terri WALLACE, Bruce WELLINGTON, Tom WICK, Beth WILLARD, William WILLIAMS, Chevelle WILLIS, Rick WILMOTH, Lori WILSON, Wendy WINER, Chance WOLF, Twila WOOD, John WORSTER, Jacki WYATT, Jaki YONCE, Glen YOUNG, Vince ZORICH. Please encourage people register for the reunion. If people cannot come to the reunion they should still update their contact information using Thank you, RHS 1981 Reunion Committee -Debbie MEFFORD Brackensick ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Sandra ROADIFER Prety - Class of 1970 ~ 1952 - 2011 Bomber Memorials **************************** Also >>Rybeca Annmichelle Conner (class of 2013) ~ 11/6/94 - 5/14/11 Rybeca was a sophomore at RHS ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Barb ISAKSON ('58), Betti AVANT ('69) Dan LAYBOURN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay BUTLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene MINARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Rem RYALS ('49-RIP) Rem was a high school/college buddy and best man at our wedding, Carol TYNER ('52) in 1954. Two great memories: we double dated with a couple of squeezable secretaries, Rem's date was Katie Disney who later in life married Gene CONLEY ('48), and I can't remember the name of my date. Anyway, they knew what we were up to and before we went out to park and neck somewhere, they insisted we buy them hamburgers and a milk shake to which we readily agreed. We thought that was pretty funny. The second was when Hazel, Rem's mom, loaned her car to Rem for a trip to Portland to meet up with another buddy, Rufus PEDERSON ('48-RIP), who was there for the summer selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. We had a great weekend and a particular bar I remember, but not the name, had fish tanks as a part of the bar structure so as you drank, you could watch the fish swim around until you got dizzy. Rem was a good friend, full of creative mischief, kind, respected, smart and admired by those who knew him. He will be missed. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) ~ From an RV parked at a resort along a beautiful river in Green Spring, WI **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is with heavy heart that I come to you, to tell you that the production of "Shakespeare's Women" has been cancelled. A disappointment to many in the cast, but there were some seemingly insurmountable problems that necessitated the end. To those of you who were planning to attend, I am sorry; maybe some other time and some other place. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in cloudy Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) To: Mary Lee LESTER ('58) Happy birthday to you [on 6/10], it time not to count the years - right! Just enjoy your day with friends and family! Class Mate -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: some more flowers in Ballard Re: Flower Picture #9 Thanks to Holley and Mary Ann for answering the mystery plant question I posed with my pictures. It's a Euphorbia characais ssp. wulfenii. I knew I could count on the Bomber faithful as my cousin's wife didn't even know what it was and she can just about tell you what any plant is by looking at it. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Re: Sad News One of the good guys of '70 left us too soon. Vaya Con Dios, Dave Carroll ('70-RIP)... you'll be missed. Article from The Olympian David is survived by wife Michael IBATUAN Carroll ('70). -Dan LAYBOURN ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) Jeff DeMEYER ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SHEELEY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Richard MILLER ('62) To the Class of '62 If you remember or are a friend of Richard MILLER ('62), you might like to know he's a neighbor of mine. He has no computer but could use a call, card and even better yet a visit and help. He seem to be too proud of a person to ask for help but sure could use it. Thank You, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) These '62 classmates are still missing: Linda BEMENT Petterson, David BELL, Herbert E BLEVINS, Doug BURNS, Barry DAHL, Lesie Lang Dalton, Ron DYKES, Ken ELLIOTT, Roger FARBER, Magaret GIBSON Tucker, Patricia HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Richard HENDERSON, Mike HOLCOMB, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHART, Jerry LIDDELL, Richard LLOYD, Doug LUKENS, Ben MILES, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Steve SCHELL, Rod SHANKS, Martha SHIPMAN Reed, Margret SMITH, Rick SMOLEN, Suzann TABBERT, Lloyd TAYLOR, Sue Yount TOMLINSON, Pat TRUJILLO Hunter, Laurel VILCIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Linda WHITTAKER, Dave WILSON, Cathy WILSON Ward, Valeree WORKMAN Offerman, Yvonne WRIGHT. If you know their whereabouts, please email me or cal me at 1-509-946-5074. Thank You. -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: '65ers OK kids... I've been to the Rat Fink Reunion and back which means June is here! That means L.A. Roadster Show on Father's Day weekend then................RICHLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! '65ers are gathering again as usual. June 24th Weekend. I'll be in town and at the DQ on Thursday evening. Friday we should meet for Spudies between 8 and maybe 8:30... OK? Then the day just goofing off till around 5pm Then we'll gather at Cecilia's ('65) for the car cruze. After the road clears maybe we can head over to the Clarion and see some '66ers... tho they are certainly invited to watch the cruze with us as are all others. I'll pick up snacks for Cecilia's and water and sodas... but BYOB (beer and bottle) and bring any food you care to bring. We seem to always have a bunch left over tho. Saturday is the car show and I'm waiting for word From SIMPSON ('65) to see if there is a party Saturday night before we TOTALLY CRASH the '66ers evening. I hear KEENEY ('65) has been hired as security for the '66 Reunion so no fake IDs will be required. See you soon! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Ed WOOD ('62} Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verne HUSKE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris MARSHALL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62} My son Brian's two killers were sentenced to 61 and 96 months in prison Friday afternoon, June 10th. This closes a sad chapter in my life. I hope. They have 30 days to notify of any intent to appeal. Weichert, Bowling sentenced for three North Whidbey highway deaths Judge Chokes Up At Sentencing In Crash That Killed Father, 2 Others The next chapter will be to work vigorously to have drug per se laws passed in the 33 states that do not yet have one. These laws mimic the alcohol per se laws that have so dramatically reduced drunk driving convictions incidents over the last several decades. Roadside tests show that drugged driving is far more prevalent than drunk driving. And unlike drunk driving that is decreasing in frequency, drugged driving is increasing. -Ed WOOD ('62} ~ Back in Morrison, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Congratulations to Brother Leo WEBB ('63) for finally earning his letter as a Grandfather. jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A day early for once in my life Gotta hit the friendly skies for a quick trip and will be outa computer range (for me that means it is sitting at home and I'm somewhere else) for a day so I gotta wish a great pal an HB a day early... that's OK because I always give him his very politically incorrect and inappropriate for general viewing BD card late so I guess it kinda works out... this kid has an older sister ('55) who may still sing base for the Clovers or the Temps... not sure which one any more... a pretty normal sis ('63) and a brother ('65) who is well... he just is... and plays a mean dueling banjo... My dad told me, at about the age of 4 or 5, that this kid's dad was the best pipe/steam fitter in the state... I'm sure he was... not sure why my Pop would impart that little bit of info to me at such an early age... maybe he thunk I would need it some day... .Oh, by the way... I noticed that Doug LUKENS ('62) is reported as missing... how can one of the best pitchers ever to come outa Spalding go missing???????????? Just gots ta be a mistook! Well, anyway... here we go with a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gus KEENEY ('57) BE CAREFUL ON THOSE MOTOR CYCLES, SON... yer a year older! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/2011 ~ NOT Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James PEDERSEN ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) Mike PERKINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine SMITH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOUTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LIEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'NEIL ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We are the Bombers mighty mighty Bombers...... Dear "Ricky" Son, you don't need to know what the Oracle ('63) is referring to when he sends congrats to his buds... Alls that's portant is that Leo ('63) knew! Hell man... if ya hadda have a clue ain't no one would ever unnerstan much of anything Jimbeaux, MADDY ('67) or that "never to wed/Nevertowed" dude were blabbering on about! Now, One purpose of this post is to warn the western United States that the "Month of terror" is about to start for two (sweat shiver shake) Bomber-babe/Sorry 7 b-day girls... It lasts a month and there is no telling the damage they will accomplish during that month... one thing sure, Wm. Sherman was a slacker compared to these two... but first... I gotta mention something that came up this weekend... A theory was posited by one a them NAB's (but he comes from a small town too) that Bomberdom is a cult. I had no problem agreeing with his hypo and confirmed that in my mind it is entirely factual... indeed... when the name "Ray STEIN ('64) was mentioned... one of the uninformed queried "who is Ray Stein?" Well, other than being the name Jackson KEENEY ('65) believes Terry DAVIS ('65) shoulda adopted when he changed his name... the others of us just had to shake our heads in pity for this poor girl (her Mom IS a BOMBER, by the way)... you see, Bombers come from parents who for the most part, left their homes in some other part of the country and moved out into the desert by the water, not knowing a single soul. Yes there were some whole towns that made the trek and those people were lucky to have friends from home... but for the most part we were transplants... those of us who were raised in Richland know full well that the other kids were not just neighbors... they and their folks were family... I told this fellow that I truly believe that when one of us gets cut... we all bleed... Bombers are kids that will drive or fly across a state or several just to spend a few hours together when one is in need... Bombers are always there for one another... Bombers love their fellow Bombers with a love so deep it passes all understanding... Bombers are special... not because we are any better than anyone else, but for the ties that bind us together. So count your lucky stars you are bombers! Case in point... these two birthday girls (only one formally mentioned of the duo today) have been buds since time began... the younger b-day girl today has been in my life as long as I can remember... .I just love having Bomber babes around to drool over and remember... So today, June 15, 2011, Cathy MOUTON ('65) and her pal MURPHY... more on that on the 23rd) and Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) are being wished a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike PERKINS ('67) Re: Clark AFB K-9 Cemetery To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Sorry to take so long getting back to you. Very busy here. Regarding your remark about Pinatubo's ash, good point. I hadn't thought about that, so I tried Googling 'Clark AFB K-9 Cemetery'. Lots of links, but none which opened for me. Maybe you'll have more luck. When I first arrived in China I would have attributed that to provider/bandwidth problems. Now, after a year, I know that the PR of C has quite an aggressive policy of blocking sites they either don't understand, or consider somehow subversive. I've almost given up trying to discern the logic in their choices. Why, for example, would Tripod (with all its Bomber links) be considered a danger to the state? I asked them, the Tripodians, and they didn't know why either. They just knew they were blocked. Normally it is more amusing than irritating, with one major exception. IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base), is my mainstay for keeping track of who be who in modern films but it is also blocked, reportedly because of pro Tibet movie links. And even more perplexing is why Facebook is blocked here, but next door, in North Korea, it is allowed by one of the strangest, most repressive regimes on the planet. Go figger. Well, it won't be a problem much longer. I will be home in time for Cool Desert Nights, and am ready to scarf down some of that marvelous Yakima Valley asparagus and sweet corn (and a few Spuddies, of course). As I was just telling a classmate, they have something here that is yellow, found on a cob, and looks like corn but tastes like what I imagine a mixture of starch and paper-pulp might. Nothing at all like that delicious sweet stuff from the Basin and Valley. Strange, the things you miss. As to your question about what I'm doing in China -- I'm working to help McDermott build a fabrication facility in a Joint Venture with a Chinese shipbuilding company. McD designs, builds, and installs offshore platforms. They are trying to broaden their scope by getting into the FPSO (Floating, Processing, Storage, and Offloading) market. We furnish the topside processing bits and our partner furnishes the tanker hulls. I'm involved with developing and implementing the quality system. Introducing them to international standards and controls. Something about which I confess to having mixed emotions. I've spent 26 months in-country as a civilian contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan and have, on three occasions, been close enough to feel, through the soles of my boots, the impact of dud rounds (2 mortar, 1 rocket) later found to be of Chinese manufacture. Not close enough to have done harm had they performed as advertised, but still ... help raise the level of product quality? Well, it's a funny ol' world, ain't it. However, having audited several manufacturing facilities here and seen the high levels of quality achieved with their state of the art computerized machining gear I tell myself that the munitions problems probably didn't come from a production failure on this end. Instead I have a vivid mental image of a bunch of robed and bearded insurgents in a cave, down on their hunkers around a campfire, having as much luck deciphering their armaments instructions as I did with the plans to my last Some- Assembly-Required furniture project from here. In the course of working overseas for 15 years I have had more than a few IAFOW (It's A Funny Old World) moments, and oddly enough two more of them concerned China, Bombers, and munitions. In 1989 I went to Singapore on an ACT (Agip-Chevron-Texaco) project to build, install, commission, and operate an oil platform for the government of the Peoples Republic of China (HZ-21-1, if you care to Google). The jacket (support structure) was fabricated in China. My job was to oversee inspection on the modification of a tanker, in Singapore, and the fabrication of the topsides and living quarters, in Indonesia. After which, I was to go to China for inspection oversight on the hook-up and commissioning. Unfortunately, the 6-month window for that portion of the job coincided with the May-Nov typhoon season in the South China Sea. We were blown off the platform 6 times. Usually this meant a 10-14 hour wild ride back to the sheltered waters of Hong Kong, by which time the storms would have headed north to hose down southeastern China, or Taiwan and Japan. Then, with no shore time for me, we'd turn around and head back out to the platform. The same 10-14 hour ride, but much smoother. One time, however, in late 1990, I lucked out and got a helo ride from the platform into Shenzen, and grabbed a taxi to the Nan Hai Hotel, in Shekou, where I was counting on at least 2 days of room service, my first beer in a month and catching up on world news with satellite TV. But first, flashback to 1963, when my mother did a very rude thing. By age 14 I'd been an only child in a single parent household for 11 years so my little world was rocked when she had the nerve to get remarried, and to a teacher, of all things. Well, a former teacher and Col Hi principal in '46 and '47 named Graham Potter. The only plus I could see was getting out of the pre-fab at 1023 Willard and moving on u-u-u-p to the North side... well, a few blocks north anyway, to a RANCH HOUSE at 1513 Sanford. And it was fortuitously located a block from a family with 3 brothers, two of whom were around my age. One a year older, one a year younger and all of us sharing an interest in military history, marksmanship, and exercising the local jackrabbits and assorted varmints. During the course of exploring our mutual interests, marksmanship (at the Sacajewea Rifle and Pistol Club and the old Camp Hanford range under the guidance of volunteers such as Roger KOONTZ ('55) and exercising jackrabbits (just about anywhere there was sagebrush) we talked, as 12-15 year olds will do, about our futures: "Whatcha gonna be when you grow up?" The older brother and I were, as I recall, undecided (I still am) but the younger brother had no doubt. At 12-13 he was physically still the boy, not yet the man, but it didn't take long around him to appreciate his keen mind, and only a little longer to become aware of his huge reservoir of sheer will. So when he stated, matter-of-factly, that he was going to be a Marine I didn't roll my eyes, or snort, derisively. I just filed it away. Time passed, the family moved wa-a-a-a-y across town and separated by the vast distance between Westgate and the east side of GWWay, and the even greater class divide (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), I lost touch with them. The older brother I remember seeing in the late 70's, but have no recollection of having contact with, or even hearing about the younger brother past 1965. No, I didn't see him again until ... fast forward 25 years to that hotel room in southern China. T'was a dark and stormy night but I didn't care. I was channel surfing on a non-rocking bed while sipping a cold one and waiting for room service when what, to my wondering eye should appear, but a familiar profile strolling across the screen under the CNN logo and the tag 'with the troops in Saudi'. Taller, leaner and wearing the uniform of a USMC Lt. Colonel, but unmistakably the younger brother... and the "moment" struck. Here was Bomber-1 hip deep in a US Govt. approved project to help Country A tap mineral resources, a portion of which would undoubtedly go to fueling/lubricating/energizing the very state owned armaments factories which had reportedly been supplying their products to the Country B armed forces which Bomber-2 was about to face, in another US Govt. approved project... the liberation of Kuwait. Yep, IAFOW (It's A Funny Old World). I know, I know. Paul Harvey did it so much better. I rarely guessed the subject's identity when Paul told "The Rest of the Story", but I'm sure you've already figured out that Bomber-2, Jim MATTIS ('68), survived that "project" as well as a similar one in the vicinity several years later. Put in historical context my project makes a sort of sense. It was given the green light well before the Berlin Wall came down. It was a time when Com-Bloc solidarity was shaky and it probably seemed like a good idea to try exploiting the ideological rifts between the Soviets and the PRC by supporting one against the other. But it wasn't one Chinese oil platform that caused the collapse of the ol' USSR. That came about from their inherent contradictions and willingness to exploit their own population - -feed off their own flesh -- trying to keep up with our arms race spending. That is not going to be the case with the remaining Com-Bloc superpower. They are not going to politely implode. Instead of strictly applying communist philosophy they have adopted a quasi capitalistic model with their pyramid of state owned industries we call 'China Inc.' And revolution is not on the cards as the average Chinese is better fed, educated, and housed than at any time in China's 5,000 year history. The ones I've met and work with have a good sense of national identity and pride in the accomplishments of their country under the guidance of the Central Committee. Sure, there are problems, but they see them as solvable under their system. They have a sense of purpose and 'the world is our oyster' confidence that reminds me of the US in the '50's. Hmm ... resource hungry Asian nation with strong sense of nationalism and large, well equipped military. Now where have I heard that before? And, ala Forrest, Forrest Gump, that's all I have to say about that. -Mike PERKINS ('67) ~ signing off from Huangdao, China. Where, when you forget to bring your carry bag, the shopkeepers will gladly sell you plastic for mere pennies. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike WAGGONER ('60), David RIVERS ('65) John ALLEN ('66), Mike PERKINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon LOVINGER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia MILLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BELL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy WICK ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) A column by GOP Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina in yesterday's Wall Street Journal mentions a $2 million grant for the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Richland, WA. Was this a good idea? -Mike WAGGONER ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: '64... ahhhhhhhhh what a great class for Bomber-babes OK... case ya didn't get the hint, we gots a total Bomber-babe celebrating her... uh well uh... I think she's almost driving age... in fact I should prolly get a hold of her and see if she passed her test... well, maybe at this stage of the game that's a bad idea... just occurred to me that at some point DMV will be contacting us to make sure we are still safe to be maneuvering on the roads... we hadda little conversation about that the other day and how many kids learned to drive on the old roads in North Richland... others learned on the road at Columbia Park and of course some of us just flew by the seat of our pants... My Pop gave me ONE and only one driving lesson... well hardly a lesson... How can a kid concentrate on all those pedals with some guy yelling at the top of his lungs... so after that I drove friends' cars to and from school and around the Uptown... can't say it takes much skill to do the Uptown... Guess I coulda done the Zip's loop but Lou LLOYD ('62) cautioned me against that (OK I know that happened way way after I got my license but who ruins a good story with facts?!)... so we gotta get together now and wish Jan BELL ('64) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and safe driving on her special day, June 16, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: ONE TRILLION DOLLARS The number TRILLION is one that is more and more used in today's news show parlance; particularly where it concerns US dollars. However, as I have been conducting a private survey of fellow citizens during the last couple of years, I find incredibly few who can express just how much (in terms of millions or billions) one trillion dollars is equal to. I have a pretty firm conviction that this lack of understanding extends to those very few in our country who have the opportunity to spend money in those amounts. For those of you who have not already seen it, I have included a hot link below, to a web site that gives a quick graphic tutorial on just how much a trillion dollars really is. I think most of you will be truly amazed. Beginning with the third amount ($10,000) you will see a fellow in a red shirt at each subsequent amount/drawing. Be sure to look for him in the last drawing. He's there. What does one TRILLION dollars look like? -John ALLEN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike PERKINS ('67) Re: IAFOW acronym in yesterday's Sandstorm "It's A Funny Old World" I should have made that clearer. Best regards, -Mike PERKINS ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Betty BELL ('51), David DOUGLAS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John EHLERS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail GHIRARDO ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick BOEHNING & Linda BELLISTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The third-Friday dance for June is today, Friday June 17, 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: David DOUGLAS ('62) After moving back to our house in Hawaii I ran across an old paperback novel (falling apart) by Pat Frank, "Alas Babylon" (copyright 1959). If you missed this ancient classic, it is about the day after WW-III, when Russia launches a nuclear attack against the US. Once a semblance of a national government is re-established, the acting President broadcasts a list of contaminated zones. She goes by state, listing states ("the entire state of Florida"), and then cities within a state ("Washington: Seattle, Hanford"). It's nice to know we were important to someone back then! Reading it again reminded me of the all the "duck and cover" exercises in elementary school. I still flinch every first of the month at 11:45am when the tsunami sirens are tested. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Kaneohe, Hawaii **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Nancy WICK Hamilton ('65) Last time I checked, the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy's Birthday is/was/and always will be 24 Feb. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) Re: Learning to drive David RIVERS ('65) talking about learning to drive in Richland brought back memories of driving in town. I learned to drive a vehicle initially through driving farm equipment during summers. I didn't have a vehicle of my own until I graduated from high school. I was fortunate to be a friend of Les TADLOCK ('64) who would lend me his '56 Ford convertible during sixth period study hall during my senior year. As I recall, you didn't actually have to attend 6th period study in your senior year. In any case, I have often thought of Les's generosity to me and the exhilaration of cruising around town with the top down and the fresh air swirling around. I don't know whether Les still has that '56 Ford or not, but if not, I will bet that both he and I wish we had that car today. Les, I thank for your generosity and the fond memories that I still have about driving that car around Richland. -Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: And they just keep coming Wow... our parents were sure busy... so far we've only had one day that I know of where the SS claimed there were no Bomber Birthdays... not too long ago Janine RIGHTMIRE'S ('65) daughter asked me who was the first Bomber baby at Kadlek... like I'd know... hey, I don't care what anybody says, I wasn't the father sweets so I didn't zakly keep track... BENNETT ('65) and PARDEE ('65) our resident baby experts were working on the answer... but... .now I'm pretty darned sure there aren't a trillion Bomber babies out there... the only concept of a Trillion I have is watching a little bit of a movie where this bad guy and a little fellow I see at the Grand National Roadster Show was playing "mini-me"... the bad guy demanded like 100 million dollars or he would destroy the world (maybe it was less than that)... he had gone back in time to the 50's or something to make the demand... all the people in the room lost their somber looks and burst into laughter when they all shouted "There isn't that amount of money in the whole world". In all honesty, I think that statement is still true... that kind of money only exists in the cyber world or in paper money that is worth... uh... gee let's see... it's backed by... uh... credit... Oh my Goodness! But this is about babies and not dollars... we got two of the cutest Bomber kids ever to hit the planet having their special day on June 17, 2011. Both 65ers a Babe and a Guy... I always thought I should hook up with the babe and become Barlow's son-in-law... come to think of it, my luck as anybody's son-in-law has not been that great so it is probably a good idea it didn't happen (course I also wanted to be Bob McDonald's son- in-law... ya know... I don't think I wanted to actually be a son- in-law so much as to get all those spudnuts and fries with tarter sauce... which is not to suggest that the girls who were the object of my attention weren't total Bomber-babes)... As for Barlow's little girl, I just never asked... as for Bob's little girl... I asked... but Bob splained that there was no freaking way I wuz gonna get within 100 feet of his daughter... so our love was limited to sitting together at football games and hoping nobody told dear old Dad... ... ... ... how in the world did I get on this topic... all I started out to do was wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gail GHIRARDO ('65) and Mike SAMS ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger ('67) Re: John ALLEN ('66) Is this the same John ALLEN that led a few guys out on their hands and knees from Mrs. Wiley's typing class during her film of the Vatican? You guys left me and two other girls sitting by ourselves in the two rows you emptied!! WOW the things we remember!! But Mrs. Wiley never missed ya ... LOL! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger of The Blue Ribbon Class of '67 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roxanne SOUTHARD Jenkins ('71) With great sadness, My brother Fred "Chuck" SOUTHARD ('72) passed away on June 9, 2011. He was cremated and his remains will be put in Tahoma National Cemetery. If any of his old friends would like to get more information please email me. -Roxanne SOUTHARD Jenkins ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) I'll be appearing with the legendary Johnny Mathis on July 30th and 31st at the Westbury Theater in Westbury (Long Island), NY. The man still sings as beautifully as ever! -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Linda REINING ('64) Robert SHIPP ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia DONAHUE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: A Trillion To paraphrase another senator, the late Everett McKinley Dirkson (R-IL), "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talkin' real money." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers are predicting 80 degree weather on the first day of summer. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) MISSING CLASSMATES 1962 David Bell, Herbert E Belvins, Doug Burns, Barry Dahl, Lesie Lang Dalton, Ron Dykes, Ken Elliot, Roger Farber, Margert Gibson Tucker, Patrica Hahn, Clark Hall, Linda Hanson Toth, Tom Harmon, Richard Hehderson, Mike Holcomb, Gearld Hooper, Freddie Lenhart, Jerry Liddel, Richard Lloyd, Doug Lukens, Ben Miles, Carole Petterson Graham, Steven Schell, Rod Shanks, Margert Smith, Rick Smolen, Suzann Loyd Taylor, Sue Yount Tomlinson, Pat Truillo Hunter, Laurel Vlacil Murry, Mary Wamsley, Walter Webb, Linda Whittaker, Dave Wilson, Cathy Wilson Ward, Valeree Workman Offerman, Yvonne Wright, Cecil Howard, Linda Bromely, Don Curtis, Laurie Gaskell Nelson, Jeanie Hutchins Simon, Margert Lewis Helberg, Norman Seymour, Fred Van Patten, Carolyn Wright Kellmans, Tony Zima, Mike Wiater, Bill Stainkin, Dave Pugh, Drudeane Nicholson Martin, Joe Jancovic Contact me. Thank You. -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Flag Day, June 14, has always been very special for my brother Mick HEMPHILL ('66) and me. When we were kids, Mom and Dad would drive us around town to see all of the American flags on display. However, we were of the impression that these flags were out because everyone in town was celebrating our mom's birthday. She was born on June 14, 1911. She has been in heaven for a few years now, but in our hearts and minds she is still with us and making sure that we are doing ok. For you math wizards, Mom would be 100 years old now. Wow, a century. Picture: Hemphills' Mom Happy Birthday, Mom -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: David Rivers ('65) -- learing to drive My dad taught me to drive in a '53 Plymouth, "3 on the tree" --- won't tell you the words he used when I'd slam on the brakes, grind the clutch, and throw him into the dashboard. *grin* he decided I needed to learn to parallel park, so he put a trash can in front of the car and one in back and then told me to park between them... I also will not tell you the words he used when I proceeded to dent those trash cans(they were metal, back then)!!! *grin* parallel parking is not required in CA, so neither of my daughters can parallel park, but they can back up in a straight line, which is required in CA... WHY?? I have no idea! I cannot back up in a straight line, but I can parallel park. *grin* after getting my license, my dad bought me a '49 Ford, then when I graduated, I bought a '55 Chevy Bel-Air... a car I wish I still had... I bought that car for $500 in '64 and my payments were $36 a month! can you believe it????? *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ getting way too hot in Bakersfield, CA and I will soon be hibernating as much as possible... triple digits are just not to my liking. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert SHIPP ('64) Re: First Kadlec Bomber In reply to David RIVERS' ('65) query: I'm pretty sure the first baby (and therefore first Bomber) born at Kadlec Hospital was my back-door neighbor, Ed (or Eddie as he was known to us kids) QUIGLEY ('62). At least that's what his sister Elaine always told us. -Robert SHIPP ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/2011 ~ FATHERS' DAY Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Bill BERLIN ('56), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Ed QUIGLEY ('62), George BARNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BROWN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David ANGUIANO ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Bruce Berlin ('60KHS-RIP) For any of you Southside Bombers who knew my brother Bruce at Lewis & Clark or Carmichael, or in Scouts, I am sorry to say that he passed away on Tuesday, June 14, aged 68. I graduated from Col-Hi in 1956 and my parents finished their home in the Kennewick Highlands that summer so Bruce went to Kennewick High. He then went on to the University of Washington but did not like it so he transferred to Columbia Basin and then finished his last two years at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. He joined the Navy and through that stint, his recall to Viet Nam, and long term USN Reserves, he ended up a Captain upon retirement. He also worked with me at Queen Anne Travel and related travel wholesale services. Bruce suffered a stroke ten years ago and never fully recovered but was able to drive for a number of years. He lived with my mother in the Magnolia District of Seattle for several years helping her out in her later years. He qualifies for a military burial at Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery with full honors but that will be delayed until his youngest son returns from Taiwan where he teaches English. Bruce loved growing up in Richland on George Washington Way, and often said he wished he had been a Bomber rather than a Lion but it is what it is. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA where I have only been in a short sleeve shirt four days this year. (Besides all those sunny spring days in Rancho Mirage, CA. Best investment I have ever made.) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Here in near-Lacey it appears from time to time to be a little like spring. Baby creatures are appearing here and there. Like little spiders and, as usual, tadpoles in Frogtopia. I thought I would reveal the secrets for a successful Frogtopia. Naturally the key is an available water pond, water plants set the mood for romantic frogs. But that's not all it takes. A good set of decoys will lure the best looking specimens to inhabit the pool of ribet. And a good set of frog herding dogs is absolutely necessary when all those little tads get legs. So here is to the last week of spring; I still have high hopes for some kind of real summer. Dramatis Personae: Last Week of Spring, 2011 -Tom VERELLEN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) To: Robert SHIPP ('64) Re: First Kadlec Bomber Yep, you got it right, Robert. Your dad, sitting on his back patio, strumming guitar, is my first memory of the sound of the guitar; I swear that I heard the angels singing, and still do, and it launched my enduring passion for the instrument. Luckily, I had the chance to thank him for that, many years ago.) The hospital wasn't even finished when I was born on August 2, 1944, so they just stuck me in a drawer, and I'm pretty sure that many of our teachers wished that they had just closed it and left me there. And a lot of people still call me Eddie, and wonder when I'm going to grow up! :) -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George BARNETT ('63) Re: First born at Kadalec I can't even spell KADALEC or whatever (don't pass by there very often any more). I thought I once heard a story that Tomi McKINNIN ('63) was the first child born at the hospital, as was reflected in her name. Atomic McKINNIN ('63)? I don't know for a fact, just hearsay that I may have mis-interpreted. But then, our readers have never seen anything like that before either. Probably someone more knowledgeable than I could shed some light on this. Bye Geo. -George BARNETT ('63) ~ Tucson, AZ The Cactus comet, Or at least flaming a bit Everything in Arizona is either on fire or about to be. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Thomas HOFFMAN ('48) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy KEYS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BARNARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Thomas HOFFMAN ('48) On June 15th 1949, Roberta Ann HILL ('49) and I, Thomas E. HOFFMAN ('48), were married in Richland and, after a divorce and several other marriages -- some ended by death or divorce -- we were to able to celebrate our 62nd anniversary by telephone. We still love each other, but in a different way. Life is a little strange, but wonderful. -Thomas HOFFMAN ('48) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Darla WISE Kennedy ('60) Re: Nester WISE ('63) I am getting frustrated, so I'm sending you a message through the Sandstorm... tried to send you an e mail, using the e mail address on your class site, but it keeps coming back, saying it is not a valid e mail address. Also tried to send one to John ('59), but it came back, with the same message! arrrrrrgh Been trying get in touch with Nester, but no response! Is he okay? Please send me an email. Thanks. -Linda REINING ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn DeVINE ('52), John WORRELL ('59wb) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan RUSHWORTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HILLS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HAMES ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) FINALLY: back on the internet!! It's been a long dry spell but my laptop is up and at it again! Alaska is its wonderful, cool, beautiful self and, except for missing family and friends down there, I am loving being here. So far, I've seen most of the family and talked to several friends. Keri and I did the yard sale scene Saturday and made some great deals. A love seat, a 16-place-setting set of lovely dishes, pots and pans, 2 dozen hangers, a beautiful print skirt with solid color jacket, 2 TV trays, a card table and 4 kitchen chairs, 2 throw rugs, mixing and serving bowls, little side table for the entry. I can't remember the few others things, but I got all this for under $150!! I usually don't like going to yard sales, but with items in mind, it was fun. The only down side is that I have to HAVE a yard sale before I leave! Aaaargh. The $400 car Keri found for me to buy runs fine (2000 Dodge Neon) -- the only thing I have found wrong with it is the windshield wiper doesn't go unless I hold the lever down! Funny, but not unsafe because it is right there near the steering wheel. It's a little beat up inside, but for the price, as long as it holds up, getting me where I'm going and back again, it'll be fine. When Jill and Kaylynn and I were coming back to Anchorage from Willow (Fathers' Day) we took a detour and stopped at the place where I'll be staying after July 4th. We saw a moose off in the distance. She was a big one and looked healthy. That's when I need binoculars. Couldn't see if she had a young one with her. If she does, we'll have to be especially careful when we are raspberry picking later this summer. Regards to each and all my Bomber friends, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ from up here in Anchorage. This past weekend was the summer-solstice celebrations but we didn't go to any. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John WORRELL ('59wb) To: George BARNETT ('63) I don't think Tomi McKINNON ('63) was the first-born at Kadlec. She was born on the day (Aug 6th, 1945) they dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. Her parents dropped the 'A' and 'C' off of "atomic", thus "Tomi". She and her husband, Don OTT ('61), were bridesmaid and best man at my wedding when I remarried in 1978. -John WORRELL ('59wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) To paraphrase Rufus T. Firefly, "The next time I want to wish Rob HILLS ('63) a Happy Birthday, will someone please remind me not to wish him and his eight middle names a Happy Birthday." -Jimbeaux Here in Kirkland where, mercifully, Juneuary is almost over and it's time for Grampa Leo ('63) to book us a hall for the GMC63MCCS Christmas party and Red Sweater Cotillion on the 10th of December. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) From TCH, Monday, June 20, 2011: The family of Ora M. Cottrill-Kitt invites relatives, friends and ex-students to a memorial gathering. Ora passed away in Richland, Washington, on February 8, 2011. An informal gathering will be held on June 30 from 12pm - 2pm. A private graveside ceremony will follow. The gathering will be at Stephani's Oak Street Grill in Colville, Washington. Stephani's is located at 157 North Oak. The number is 509-684-1600. Snacks and coffee will be provided. The family asks that word be spread amongst any ex- students of Ora who may live outside the area. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: All the news that's fit to print and then some Well, the L.A. Roadster Show was... uuuuuuuh... different... I'll leave it at that... a couple of my friends are in the group of over 70 (age) L.A. Roadster members and they were as shocked as we all were... the County is "remodeling" the L.A. Fairgrounds so they told the Roadsters instead of the now missing vendor area, they could use one of the permanent buildings for the vendors... ooooooooops... forgot to say that the building increased the rent by 50K!!!!!!!!!! Korse the rent to the vendors had already been quoted long before... ah well... we still had fun and saw most of our old buds... including John FOSTER ('65) and several other tri-cities dignitaries... It seems that the consensus is that Ed QUIGLEY ('62) was the first Atomic Baby at Kadlek... kinda funny... that's what the girl that asked the question thunk in the first place... Congrats, man... you so dang cool now we gotta think of a new trivia question... Poor Jimbeaux ('63) has apparently forgotten the ever lovely Miss Nancy's ('65) birth date. Therefore, in order to preserve the Oracle's state of mind as well as his rep for being correct 12.9999% of the time, we have all agreed that we shall forthwith celebrate her birthday on February 24. Nancy has agreed to this so all is well. The birthday boy was consulted on whether or not to call Jimbeaux on his failing memory and he agreed that we should not disturb the poor lad. As we all know, Jimbeaux has had some health challenges and we wouldn't want to create more stress on his little pea brain... he's doing fairly well with the new hip... tho he kinda walks like the old song: "Crabs walk sideways... " But he has hair, which is a good thing! Well, thanks for helping out on the Jimbeaux question, man, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rob HILLS ('63) on June 21, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!! (unless of course Jimbeaux writes in and tells us it is December 7, along with Number 32 ('63). -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/2011 ~ FIRST FULL DAY OF SUMMER Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Bill JOHNSTON ('55), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), George BARNETT ('63) John CAMPBELL ('63), David RIVERS ('65), Vic MARSHALL ('71), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul DUNIGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stu OSBORN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill JOHNSTON ('55) To those of you who knew her, I am sorry to report that my sister-in-law, Betty DUNCAN Johnston ('51), wife of John JOHNSTON ('50), died of complications following minor surgery on May 21, 2011. Betty's Obit Notice -Bill JOHNSTON ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Umatilla Landing Days I will be doing a fireworks display for "Umatilla Landing Days" this Sat, June 25th. Shoot time is likely a bit after 10:00pm. It is at the boat basin just down river from the Interstate Bridge. We will fire right out over the river. It is not a very large display but will be fun. It is not often we get to stand next to the mortars and light them by hand. Only a true "thump junkie" might call that fun. :) The local celebration commemorates the landing of Lewis and Clark a few years back ... 1804-05. Not sure if they landed on the way west or the return trip. I am reading the log of their journey on my Kindle but it is very long and I have little time for reading these days. Jackie and I should be there a bit after 1:00pm or so. Our manager from our Spokane office will be bringing the display down from our facility there. Jackie and I are there because we have the Oregon Licenses. If any of you from the TCs make the journey feel free to come by and say hi. Our much delayed pyro materials from China finally arrived last Friday. So Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, we unloaded 3 full containers of about 3200 cases weighing a total of something like 130,000 lbs. Verified it to the packing list and put it all away in our 23 magazines in an exact order. Now we just have to pull the product for 150 displays, and pack it per Federal Regs for shipping to the show sites. Yes, all us old guys are a bit sore in the shoulders. In my 53 years as a licensed pyrotechnician I have been rained out, blown out with high winds, and had to move as much as 10 feet of snow in the Canadian Rockies, but this year we have a first. A flood from a river overflow has covered the site with 6 feet of water in NE WA on the Kalispel Reservation. -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home on a pleasent evening. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) This is just to second Ed's claim that he was the first Bomber born in Kadlec Hospital. As his new neighbor in 1956 I remember him announcing this distinction. The Kadlec Hospital maternity ward opened for business only days before, sometime between July 22 and Ed's birthday of August 2, 1944. Not much time for others to have slipped in front of him. As a possible competitor, I was instead the last baby to be born at the still operating Hanford Hospital -- six or seven minutes after my identical twin brother, John, who was the first identical twin born out there. My mother, who arrived at Richland only three weeks before, wrote of all this to her sister in Wisconsin, on July 29: "... Talk about excitement. We got to the Richland Hospital, thinking they could take me, but they said I'd have to go to Hanford in an ambulance because the Maternity Ward wasn't open. It was 30 miles away and we went 60 mph Orville [my father] said. The doctor came racing along behind. There wasn't any time to waste when we got there. I didn't take ether. I saw my babies as soon as they were born . . .they are also the first identical twins born in the Hanford Hospital so the nurses make a big fuss over them ..." -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George BARNETT ('63) To: John WORREL ('59wb) and anyone who has interest Re: First Born [Kadlec Hospital] Thanks for the clarification, John. Now I know the REAL truth. -Bye Geo. -George BARNETT ('63) ~ Just leaving Aridzona and headed to the great Northwest to cool off for a month. Supposed to hit 110 here tomorrow. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Kadlec Hospital Name I always got a kick out of friends and relatives adding another syllable to "Kadlec". Many still pronounce it like the car, Cadillac. I did a little browsing and found the following information pertaining to the person the hospital was named after. "One of the hospital's first patients was Lt. Col. Harry R. Kadlec, Deputy Area Engineer and Chief of the Construction for the Army Corps of Engineers at Hanford and a key figure in the operation of the project. Col. Kadlec was said to have literally worked himself to death. He suffered a heart attack on July 2, 1944 and subsequently died at the hospital which was to bear his name. His was the first death in the new facility. Upon his death, flags at the Hanford area were lowered to half-mast and government workers were given time off to attend his services which were held in the old Richland High Auditorium. On July 10, 1944, the Richland Hospital was renamed Kadlec Hospital. During the first year, Kadlec Hospital served 3,153 patients." History of Kadlec Hospital Oh well, we know what they mean. Regards, -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: More stuff... don't forget... Ms Nancy's B-day now on 2/24 OK... just got scolded by SIMPSON ('65) for not remembering that he says he emailed me months ago telling me there will be no '65er party on Saturday this coming weekend when "the boyz are back in town" Tho I recall no such email I have thick skin... besides now we can devote more time to scaling the walls of the hotel where the '66ers are holding their 45th reunion. I have hired a crack team to produce fool proof fake IDs that will make us look a year younger... plus I understand the CROWSTER ('65) is brining in his patented aftershave that makes "older men" irresistible to "younger women". Here is Steve's (SIMPSON... Richard ('60) and if ya don't stop commenting on stuff ya doesn't unnerstan I may ferget a certain b-day on 7/1/11... got it?!) latest health update. I have cut and pasted it so hope this works ok: Hi Everybody I recently had an MRI. We met with my Oncologist today to review the results; which are: - No new cancer tumors. - Brain tumor - The existing tumor is no longer active. - Weight - I lost 3 pounds this week, I'm at 141 pounds. Ruth and brainstormed on the changes we can make to my diet to gain weight - 7 Lung tumors - From the previous MRI we learned that all the tumors were smaller as a result of the Chemo. I am scheduled for a new Ct Scan on 6/27. The results from that scan will determine if I need more Chemo. Thanks for your support. Love, Steve & Ruth OK... I've contacted MURPHY ('65) (her b-day not tomorry) and find that most of the major cities on the west coast are still standing... course they still got about a half a month of celebrating to do! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Well -- let your guard down for just a day or two and you miss a bunch. I need to do a number of shout outs to honor Birthdays on and about this date in June. Let's start with last week -- two of my siblings celebrated birthdays last week. My sister Chris MARSHALL Hopkins ('69) celebrated her big "60" on June the 13th and my adorable younger sister Jackie MARSHALL ('75) celebrated her birthday on Friday the 17th. And, although I sent him personal greetings, I need to recognize Tom BROWN ('70) on Sunday the 19th of June. Tom informs me he is just 2 years away from letting the government write him some checks instead of the other way around. Hope all of you non-"Fun, Fun, Fun Ones of '71" had a good time. Since we can't be the Gold Medal or Tin Can class or some other more logical name, I am proposing the moniker of the "Fun, Fun, Fun Class of '71" for my class year -- a definite departure from the levity ... Levity Class of '70 that pre ceded us. :) That should get some comments going. Anyway, this week we already started with Sue BARNARD ('71) on Monday and today (Wednesday, 6-22-11) is motorcycle madman Stu OSBORN's ('71) special day. Then on Thursday the 23rd, the lovely and totally brilliant doctor, Petra ILLIG ('71) celebrates her birthday. Her dad was my ophthalmologist back in my younger days and Petra was always one of my favorite people. In addition to being very attractive, she was a brain, could speak multiple languages, was an accomplished pianist, and had like a black belt in karate -- pretty scary stuff for us mere mortals. But she was always nice and kind to the rest of us and I look forward to her trip down from Alaska this August for our class reunion. Finally, on Friday the 24th Craig KING ('71) will be quietly observing another birthday. I have enough Craig-O stories to fill a book but, suffice it to say, he was an absolute ANCHOR on the Tinkle Street Hall of Fame gang of the early '70s. One of my favorite stories involving Craig was his re-telling of hunting out in the Basin with Steve "Bear" DAVIS ('72-RIP). This must have been about 1970 and Craig had his driver's license and Bear did not. They would take the King's Chevy Station Wagon (the "dirt road special") on extensive forays up and down the irrigation canals out in the Basin -- in hopes of jumping some ducks to shoot at without working too hard to do it. Since Bear could not legally drive -- he was always begging to drive when they were out in the country. They would sometimes let him drive but would watch him pretty closely. One day, out by Eagle Lakes (I remember there these HUGE irrigation pipes you could drive under) they came to one of those cattle guards that kept cattle from using the road to escape from the fenced area they were in. They were kind of a set of bars across the road that the cows could not step across and had barriers on either side to keep the cows from getting through that way. Anyway, it could be kind of a tight fit for a car at times and you had to be kind of careful. Well, they told Bear to really watch what he was doing and he proceeded to scrape the ENTIRE right side of the car with the barrier on the passenger side of the car. To understand the real humor of this event you need to understand that Craig was, ahem, "easily excitable". Bear, on the other hand, was so laid back that, unless food was involved, he might not move for days. Anyway, Craig got REAL upset with this big scratch --"What's my dad going to say? What the heck were you thinking? Didn't I tell you to be careful?". Probably not quite in those exact words but you get the drift. Bear looked at him as calm as can be and replied, "THERE WAS PLENTY OF ROOM ON MY SIDE." Pretty hard to stay mad at a guy who uses that kind of logic on you. Bear was, indeed, one of the great ones and I miss him a lot. All for today. Happy Birthday, all!!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ Having fun, fun, fun til my wife takes my T-Square away ... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to Stu OSBORN ('71) and Denise HEIDELBERG ('71). Stu was a Jo Ann Dewer classmate and Denise was my adult supervision after moving back to the Tri-Cities. She wasn't my close and constant supervision, but she kept me in line for a while. Happy B-Day to both of you. Hope all is well, and I know I'll see both of you at the 40th this summer. -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff today: Marla LOWMAN ('55), Betty McELHANEY ('57) Jeff DeMEYER ('62), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Greg ALLEY ('73) Mike DAVIS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane MURPHY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra ILLIG ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marla LOWMAN Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy FINNEY Harvego ('60) Re: Sacramento Area Bomber Lunch Our next Bomber Lunch will be on July 11th. Hope to see all the old faces and maybe a few new ones. For those of you who haven't eaten at the Firehouse Restaurant, you will enjoy. The restaurant is one of Sacramento's finest dining experiences and, lucky us, it is owned by the Harvegos. It is located in Old Town and so plan on spending a little time checking out the train museum and the boardwalk. If you know for sure you are coming, send me an email -- it is nice to have an idea of how many to set the table for (but it's not mandatory -- Bombers can always adjust) and the restaurant staff are always quick to add a few places. WHERE: The Firehouse Restaurant, Sacramento, CA WHEN: Monday, July 11th TIME: 11:30am for coffee (chit chat) and 12noon for lunch. We look forward to seeing everyone. -Marla LOWMAN Kenitzer ('55) and Sandy FINNEY Harvego ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) Re: Jon D. HUDSPETH, Sr. ('52) With a great deal of sadness, Jon ('52) -- Wonderful Man, Loving Husband, and Cherished Father -- passed away the afternoon of the 21st of June 2011. He is so greatly missed by me, his wife, and our son Jon, Jr. ('83). Take care, -Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) MISSING CLASSMATES 1962 (Update 06-23-2011) David Bell, Herbert E Belvins, Doug Burns, Barry Dahl, Lesie Lang Dalton, Ron Dykes, Ken Elliot, Roger Farber, Margert Gibson Tucker, Patrica Hahn, Clark Hall, Linda Hanson Toth, Tom Harmon, Richard Hehderson, Mike Holcomb, Gearld Hooper, Freddie Lenhart, Jerry Liddel, Richard Lloyd, Doug Lukens, Ben Miles, Carole Petterson Graham, Steven Schell, Rod Shanks, Margert Smith, Rick Smolen, Suzann Loyd Taylor, Sue Yount Tomlinson, Pat Truillo Hunter, Laurel Vlacil Murry, Mary Wamsley, Walter Webb, Linda Whittaker, Dave Wilson, Cathy Wilson Ward, Valeree Workman Offerman, Yvonne Wright, Cecil Howard, Linda Bromely, Don Curtis, Margert Lewis Helberg, Norman Seymour, Fred VanPatten, Carolyn Wright Kellmans, Tony Zima, Mike Wiater, Bill Stainkin, Drudeane Nicholson Martin, Keith Crownover, Vivan Gericke Horak Thank You. -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Kadlec Hospital Name Thank you to John CAMPBELL ('63) for including that article about Kadlec. History of Kadlec Hospital I read the entire article with great interest. We've been gone from the TCs for 20 years. I can't believe the amount of building, etc., etc. that has taken place at the hospital since then. Even while living in Kennewick, Kadlec has always been my choice for a hospital. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA STILL waiting for our home to sell so that we can get back up to WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: fun times at Columbia high! Fer sher fer sher we got some fun times going on today! I don't really know when kids my age started saying "fer sher fer sher" it was one of those sayings we had... kinda like "where's the beef" only not started by a TV commercial... we also said "magin" for I imagine... heck if I know why... It was cool when Pete BEAULIEU ('62) chimed in... boy I loved that movie about his sister, Cat. Remember when Lee Marvin was on that horse leaning against the building... thought I'd lose all the beer I drank that night up to that point... huh? Ballou? Oh... nevermind... .Glad to hear George BARNETT ('63) is heading for the cool country... hope to see him while I'm there... I head out around noon tomorry for my and your home town! Dunno if ya heard, But MADDY ('67) missed meeting me at the Roadster Show this year because he was getting a nose job... fer reals... I'll never forget (of course I will... eventually I forget everything) the night I was at a black tie sitting with Phyllis McGuire and Debbie Reynolds. Phyllis had just finished her 54th face lift (well since she wasn't black and blue it had been finished a while before)... We were all chatting but I couldn't look at Phyllis when I spoke to her because I was afraid my sparkling water would shoot out my nose if I did! She looked exactly like Jack Nicholson as the Joker... her smile was covering her entire lower face and her eyes were as big as the moon! Wow... please kids... step in and do an intervention if I ever even suggest face work! So now, as promised... this post is honoring the other half of the dynamic duo of MOUTON and MURPHY ('65, '65). It is also a tribute to one a them cute '63 Bomber-babes and member of the SHEERAN clan. Today, June 23, 2011 is Diane's birthday and I know it's gonna be a good one as those two have been celebrating for about 2 weeks already. As I said yesterday, Diane told me they have not destroyed all major cities on the west coast but there are a few small ones that have been visited by what can only be described as a replay of the "the Wild One"... not sure which of the two played Brando's part... maybe both did... ... .but be that as it may... My Special friends are enjoying their special day so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Diane MURPHY and Peg SHEERAN ('63)! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) Re: My dad, Paul Alley I thank Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) for writing a note to the Sandstorm [June 10, 2011] about my dad's passing. He was not a Bomber but a Bomber Dad. He grew up in Oregon and graduated from Oregon State in 1951 and moved to Richland and met my mom, Ruth, who was from Prosser. Dick thought we were 10 kids; but, we just were a baseball team: Greg ('73), Teresa ('74), Denise ('76), Kevin ('78), Helen ('80), Paula ('82), John ('83), Kathy ('84), and Mary ('86). We are all Bombers and he enjoyed attending sporting events over many years. Still has a card from the school that entitles him to get into all sporting events. Maybe that will be my new fake ID card. Thanks to everyone who said something to our family, sent a card, flowers, food, attended the funeral, and just everything else. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ It's summer in Richland and maybe the Cool Desert Nights will wake up the town this week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DAVIS ('74) Re: Vic MARSHALL's ('71) "Bear" DAVIS ('72) Story Vic, Your story about my brother Bear was a good one. I've heard that story and others from many of Bear's old buddies -- definitely enough to fill a book! My favorite story about Bear was when we were pretty young. Bear must have been about 10 years old and I was eight. Bear, Rick SLATER ('76-RIP), and I were playing in the field behind Westgate (where the Brass Lamp apartments now are located). We were having great fun catching red ants. I had ventured over to the east end of the vacant lot on my own looking for the mother lode of red ants while Bear and Rick worked the west end. Apparently, Bear had found a book of matches and was showing young Rick how to "flip the match". I can only guess that he really wasn't concerned that he was in the middle of a field covered with tall dry grass and tumbleweeds with a temperature around 100. Suddenly I heard Rick screaming as he ran up and down the path yelling, "Fire! Fire!" Within moments I had rejoined them and half the field was in flames. Bear, in his infinite wisdom, remembered that you could possibly extinguish a fire by smothering it or fanning it out. So he grabbed the closest item that might help to do the job -- a section of newspaper!!!! So here we were, Rick and I, screaming and crying, a six-year-old and an eight-year-old convinced that we all were going to die, and Bear fanning out the fire with a piece of newspaper! Needless to say, Bear's attempt at being a "Junior Fire Marshall" that day was unsuccessful. We were soon joined by the Richland Police and the Fire Department. The Bear and Rick have both left us, way too soon, but those memories will stay with us for a lifetime. -Mike DAVIS ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick McCOY ('45), Karl BUCHOLZ ('54) John CAMPBELL ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig KING ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Gordon WEIR ('47-RIP) I have not seen anything in these pages re the recent passing of Gordon WEIR ('47-RIP) He was a teammate in '44 and '45, a roommate at Cheney in '50 and '51, a many-time attendee of Club40, and just a good 'ol friend. He and his family lived in Richland before and after the Hanford takeover. He lived in Sacramento for many years until his death. Later, Gordi -Dick McCOY, from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karl BUCHOLZ ('54) My wife and I visited Gordon Pappas today [6/23/11] at his home in Castro Valley, CA. He recently celebrated his 89th birthday. He seems well and enjoying his life, although things are slowing down a bit. He lives in a hilly part of California, in the east San Francisco Bay area. He walks quite a lot in these hills and calls the one where he lives, "Mt. Pappas". He is planning a move to a retirement community, now under construction. I feel very fortunate to be able to visit him. Mr. Pappas was very important in my high school life and did a lot for our high school. The "Boys": Gordon Pappas & Karl Buchholz -Karl BUCHOLZ ('54) ~ Carmichael, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Cool Desert Nights Well my 1950 Chevy didn't quite get done, but am coming down for Cool Desert Nights, and visit with friends and relatives. I'll have to drive the red Mustang, fun car but not old. Oh well, hope to see some fellow Bombers. Let's see, Thursday Hog and Dogs and Dairy Queen, Cruise Friday night, and the show is on Saturday. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: "MADE IN HANFORD: THE BOMB THAT CHANGED THE WORLD" "The bomb born in Washington" -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber memorials today: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Irene de la BRETONNE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil BELCHER ('51) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harold GIBSON & Baret Ann McINTYRE ('53) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) & Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Paul THOMAS ('57wb-RIP) Paul L Thomas passed away on June 15, 2011, at Life Care in Kennewick. An obituary and memorial will be sometime in August. Paul would have been Class of '57 but I think he dropped out after his junior year where his photo is included in the Year Book. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene de la BRETONNE Hays ('61) For those who may remember her, my mother, Inez de la Bretonne, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. She was 86 years old and had lived in Richland for 66 years. You can find her obituary on Einan's website. We are saddened to lose her, but happy she is no longer suffering. Inez de la Bretonne Obituary -Irene de la BRETONNE Hays ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Gordon WEIR - Class of 1947 ~ 1930 - 2011 >>Betty DUNCAN Johnston - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2011 >>Dave CARROLL - Class of 1970 ~ 1952 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 2 Bomber memorials today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty HISER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy BROOKS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Greetings to all from Richland. My husband and I made a quick trip to Washington to try to get some legal things straightened out for his mom in Wenatchee, and we've ended up in Richland. Just visited the Spudnut Shop, and saw the neat cars at Cool Desert Nights, and visited my cousin, Allan CROSS ('59), who is in Kadlec Hospital with complications from diabetes. After a quick visit with Elsier Walker -- my neighbor from long ago when I grew up in Richland -- and a visit with my brother, Roy CROSS ('65) from long ago (no, I'm kidding), we will hit the trail for Wenatchee and more legal things again. Hope to return again for our 50th Reunion next year!! Carole JOHNSTON Berg ('62) and I, for sure, are looking forward to it. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in sunny, not so blistering hot, Richland where the river seems to be running high. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Chuck SOUTHARD - Class of 1972 ~ 1954 - 2011 >>Patty SCHWEIZER Rehbein - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Carol TYNER ('52) Wayne MYERS ('62) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruthann HUTCHINS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian THOMPSON ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) It is never too soon to plan. Who is organizing the 60th reunion for the class of 1952? Richard ('49) and I plan to attend and want to work with the dates, etc. -Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) RE: Last Birth at Hanford Hospital? Hi, I was born July 30, 1944, at Hanford, one day after the BEAULIEU ('62) twins [John & Pete]. I'm a proud Class of '62 Bomber. -Wayne MYERS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) My youngest daughter and her family went to Ventura/Oxnard for the weekend... it's in the Los Angeles area... she found TWO Spudnut Shops in Oxnard... one close to the beach, the other closer to the freeway, so when they came home today (Sunday) she brought me a dozen Spudnuts! Yummmmmmmm only drawback... NO maple bars! as good as the Spudnut Shop in Richland????? No, but they "will do". *grin* I saw the heart doctor on Friday... chemo did more damage than they had hoped, so will have a defibrillator implanted in July. not what I wanted, as I had hoped that my heart would have improved, but doctor said it's weak and enlarged, so it's either a defibrillator, take a chance on a massive heart attack (of which he said my chances of surviving aren't that great), or having a heart transplant... I am NOT ready for that route, so will take the defibrillator. *grin* it's out-patient surgery, but requires an overnight stay. I'm blessed though, all the scopes have been negative, the cancer is GONE and chances are it won't return! woohoo *grin* -Linda REINING ('64).......temps have been in the 80's in Bakersfield, but they claim we are going to "hit" triple digits this week. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Betty BELL ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) Paul WEBSTER ('56), Joe FORD ('63) Dave HANTHORN ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Peg WELLMAN ('66), Rick MADDY ('67) Maggie GILSTRAP ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie BIGELOW ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Nadine ROBERTS Hackney and I are working on the Class of 1951 60th reunion. This will be held in conjunction with Club-40, September 9 and 10. Any 1951ers interested in attending? We have a few already signed up, but would love to see more of you! Please call me at (509) 946-5385 or e-mail to <> or Nadine at (509) 582-3755 or e-mail to <>. This is probably our last "big fling" so hope to see more of you! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is the day for tipping the ol' propeller beanie in celebration of the birthday of one of the true ladies from The Class of '54; yes, I'm talkin' to you, Jeanette DUNCAN. I can only hope that Jimmy does something nice for you today (even if it is only to pick up his socks). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ the weather guessers keep trying to get an 80 degree day, but for some reason Mother Nature doesn't want to help out, which makes mid to upper 70's very pleasant here in Mount Angel, OR. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul WEBSTER ('56) To: James C. BADGER ('56-RIP) Death assures us that even the best of friends must always part in sorrow. So again this year I celebrate your birthday (06/27) by remembering the good times. RIP my friend. I think of you often. -Paul WEBSTER ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Hello, Sandstorm readers; My mother, Christene Ford, used to tell me I was the next-to- last baby born at Hanford Hospital, on January 28, 1945. Note, by the way, that this date is one day later than Mary Lou WATKINS Rehbeck, also of the Gold Medal Class of 1963. Mary Lou and Wolfgang Mozart shared the same birthdate, January 27, although Mozart's birth occurred in 1756, so .... Who was the last baby born there? Jury's still out. Cheers. -Joe FORD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) Re: Life is good Two big pieces of good news here at the Hanthorn hacienda lately. First, on Saturday (June 25), my first grandchild was born. Ellison Carol Elizabeth Hanthorn came into the world in the same light as all granddaughters appear to their grandparents: beautiful, smart, full of smiles and personality, and just downright lovable. And secondly, we just learned that my stepson (Noi's son Paul) was finally able to secure a visa for his wife (after a big mix up and long bureaucratic battle) and he and his bride will finally be soon arriving here to commence their married life in America. Just don't get much better than that. Bomber cheers, -Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) ~ from Mercer Island, where of course the sun is shining now! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 20 pounds a fun ina 5 pound sack Wow... how do you comment on a wonderful weekend like many of us had this weekend?! The '65ers spent Thursday thru Sunday jamming as much fun and silliness as we could into a short time. I think we accomplished our goal, assuming we had a goal. Every year I am sure we have had more fun than the last and I am totally convinced of it this year. We did manage to "crash" the '66 reunion and were given the adoration and homage we so rightly deserve... which is to say I'm not sure they even noticed we were there... Because the Friday meet and greet was at the same time as the car parade I figured I'd do my crashing on Saturday at the dinner/program, which turned out to be less than a great decision as I missed seeing many of the kids I had hoped to see... next time I'll try and make both events... Ya know there are some Bombers who always go the extra mile with no expectations what so ever just because they are who they are... We have one of those that I have admired and tried to emulate for some time (of course we have many of those but I have one in mind today)... Mike CALDWELL ('64) is one of those guys who is always there for his friends and I just wanna say that I wanna be like him when I grow up! The gathering at Cecilia BENNETT's ('65) on Friday evening was too much fun. Brian JOHNSON ('65) was the first to arrive right on time! Connie DAME ('65) was a no show so I can't comment on her hair or her fantastic back side! Tho I did manage to catch a glimpse of her brother Ken ('68) and her mom after Kenny and Jennifer's wild ride from Arizona (I just hope he got a good deal selling that rental car). We had been running all day doing absolutely nothing of any consequence and am not sure how we could even stay awake the whole time. I must say for a couple of '65ers (WARFORD, WERNER and POWELL) plus Jo Jo Poo Mills (MILES '64), the topic of food was not at the top of their list... Friday, we had Spudnuts and then headed to the West Richland Country Club for breakfast on POWELL's recommendation... the food was great, but we didn't see the inside of a food establishment again till 5 PM tho we had decided to have lunch much earlier... I will say that Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) did offer us lunch when we were out checking out the race car... The strawberry pie at Sherry's (sp) was wonderful... tho Rick ordered clam chowder and got potato soup instead. It was VERY funny when it happened but ya hadda be there... Saturday was a day filled with cars and more ice tea than I have ever had in my life... I am still running to the bathroom every five minutes... The boyz were supposed to make some obligatory famblie visits but ended up at Anthony's for the entire afternoon... when I got there I was starving and figured we'd have dinner... well no... but eventually the waitress convinced them that eating after all those beers would be a good thing... Oh, by the way, in case you didn't hear Rick's comment to the waitress at Anthony's "Powell doesn't have any money!" Poor guy, HARRAH ('65) and WARFORD hadda feed him... it was way sad. Steve SIMPSON ('65) joined us for Thursday and Friday and it was just great to spend some good time with him. If you get the chance you should stop over to the Simpson Resort and check out the wonderful sign Jack KEENEY ('65) made for the pool area... words cannot describe. Now I don't wanna cast aspersions, but if I'm not wrong, it seemed that Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) spent the entire weekend sitting on other peoples' cars... Because he drew so much attention they kicked Terry CHRISTENSEN ('61) out of the area where the "cool" cars were parked for want of a green piece of construction paper... as such Terry wasn't able to get a lot of his flyers passed out... so vote CHRISTENSEN for Richland City Council when the time comes. Gotta send a special thanks to Chuck LOLLIS ('64) for providing me with some great Louie Louie History as well as some super Northwest music along with a fantastic Richland DVD that will remain in my Richland memorabilia for posterity! Like I said above... there is no way I can describe the fun I had this weekend. I had no idea of how goofy our bunch is when it gets together. I can't figure out if we are acting like dottering old geezers or more as we did when we spent our time watching the 3 stooges every morning before Jr High... but one thing is sure... we are entertaining to watch! It has been many years since WARFORD first suggested that our gang get together every year... I'm beginning to think just once a year isn't enough any more. What a blast! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg WELLMAN Johnson ('66) Thanks to Mick HEMPHILL ('66) and all those special classmates who made the '66 reunion the best yet. You are so appreciated. -Peg WELLMAN Johnson ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: David RIVERS' ('65) post. David did make a comment on my nose job. I feel compelled to elaborate a bit. Who cares? I don't know. Anyway, I wish my nose job was because I had gotten this part in some Hollywood movie and the producers wanted an old disabled white guy with a nose that resembled Jocko's, or was it Latoya ... well, that isn't the case. Doc found basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) on the bridge of my nose. Veterans Affairs doctor removed it June 16 using the MOHS method (felt like a machete with help from a ball-peen hammer) and supposedly got it all. They had to fillet my nose open to get enough room to remove and then close the wound. I was awake for the procedure ... you can choose being put under, but I like listening to the conversation ... like how certain brands of bar soap keep the doc in business, the nurse and her boyfriend went on separate vacations three weeks ago on his dime, she to Barbados and he to visit his mom in Compton, the various names and types of stitches and the ingredients in the new zero SPF baby oil suntan lotion somebody finally wised up and marketed. Not a bad nose job actually. They asked me if I had been in the sun a lot ... uh, yeah. I told them I grew up in the southeastern WA desert on the Columbia River and down river from the nuclear plant at Hanford, running around half naked, slow-cooking, until about the age of twenty-eight and do not recall hearing the word sunscreen until about the age of forty ... and I had to ask ... did they think it might have been the nukes? Doc said it was more likely the sun, which can be really dangerous, purchase a larger hat ... and WA has a desert? ... cactus? ... on the Columbia River? Glad to get the "nose job" cleared up. To: Linda REINING ('64) Linda, I have been wanting to get in my van and go check those CA Spudnut places out myself and have yet done so. I posted awhile back one of my many reiterations of an iteration on the location of Spudnut Zhops. I left Richland, out because I figured most of us know where that one is located in Washington -? Richland. Here is the list again for those who cannot control their cravings. Not sure if they are all in up and running order because this list is fairly old. Arkansas El Dorado 810 West Faulkner Street 870-863-9914 Magnolia 612 East Main Street, Suite B 870-234-2005 California Anaheim 50 East Orangethorpe Avenue 714-992-4555 Canoga Park 8225 Topanga Canyon Boulevard 818-348-5054 Hollister 500 Tres Pinos Road 831-637-0555 Lancaster 1884 East Avenue J 661-723-9991 Lancaster 2038 West Avenue K 661-723-9299 Lancaster 1977 West Avenue L 661-723-9432 Los Angeles 3001 South Figueroa Street 213-749-0678 Los Angeles 3027 South Hoover Street 213-748-6865 Los Angeles 4949 West Slauson Avenue 323-292-8770 Los Angeles 11285 Venice Boulevard 310-397-1218 Northridge 10244 Reseda Boulevard 818-832-1176 Oxnard 3810 West Channel Islands Boulevard 805-984-7664 Oxnard 600 South Victoria Avenue 805-382-2979 Palmdale 2311 East Avenue South, Suite F5 661-274-1650 Sacramento 2445 Arden Way 916-927-8088 Santa Barbara 220 West Carrillo Street, Suite 1 805-899-2779 Santa Barbara 3629 State Street 805-569-3719 Santa Clarita 26859 Bouquet Canyon Road 661-296-4014 Simi Valley 2490 Sycamore Drive, Suite B 805-526-6715 Van Nuys 16500 Sherman Way, Suite A18 818-988-5115 Ventura 5752 Telephone Road 805-650-3777 Woodland 1495 East Street, Suite B 530-661-9514 Colorado Arvada 12365 West 58th Avenue 720-898-5243 Florida Panama City 2808 West 23rd Street 850-784-0278 Illinois Pekin 1308 Derby Street 309-346-5381 Ohio Berea 650 Prospect Street 440-234-4249 Mentor 6930 Center Street 440-255-7257 Rocky River 21800 Center Ridge Road 440-333-1167 Texas Amarillo 312 South McMasters Street 806-376-9201 Pampa 800 West Foster Avenue 806-665-2209 Plainview 1806 West 5th Street 806-296-9198 Virginia Charlottesville 309 Avon Street 434-296-0590 -Rick MADDY ('67) ~ In the shade -- wearing a larger hat made in Italy -- on Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA where dogs, cars, and bikinis, not necessarily in that order, keep my heart beating. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) To: Linda REINING ('64) My husband had advanced lung cancer in 2000 and like you the chemo and radiation caused serious heart damage. After heart failure, followed by a stroke, he too had a pacemaker/ defibrillator installed, against the VA's wishes I might add. We were told by the heart specialist at the VA there was no proof installing one would save his life. Besides ... they had spent enough money on him already. Really ... the VA doctor said that. Six years and four hits later he is due for a new one because the battery is running out. His pacemaker/defib is tested monthly now and the best guess is it will be replaced in August or September. The third time the defib hit Bill he was sitting next to his friend who is an ER doctor. He allowed Bill went down so fast even he could not have saved Bill, and was amazed at how fast the defib brought him back around. If you have any concerns or questions about your defib I am sure Bill will answer them if he can. I will send you positive thoughts... -Maggie GILSTRAP O'Hara ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Ann BISHOP ('56), Reuben LINN ('58) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Jeanie WALSH ('63) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph MYRICK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HUNT ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred PHILLIPS & Lora HOMME ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: Spudnuts The two Spudnut shops in Arkansas are still thriving. I was told that the reason they taste a bit differently is because when the company went out of business the shops could no longer get the original mix, so each shop had to come up with their own recipe for Spudnuts. The company would not give anyone the original recipe. -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR where it is HOT... triple digit temps and no rain **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Reuben LINN ('58) I am very sad to report the death of Michael PATZER ('59) here in Tacoma on Wednesday. I have attached his obituary from the Tacoma News Tribune at the request of his family. Mike attended Lewis & Clark, Carmichael, and Col-Hi graduating in 1959. -Reuben LINN ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, July 2 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Jackson's in Richland (formerly The Gas Light). Spouses and friends are welcome. Please join us for a time of fellowship. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) To: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Rick's list of Spudnut Shops Sorry Rick, The Spudnut Shop in Simi Valley closed about one month ago. The local Spudnut shared a common wall with BlockBusters, and we all know what happed to blockbusters, so when they closed their doors, the landlord decided to call all the leases and demolish the building... so bye bye Spudnut Shop, and they actually had maple bars. When the Bombers held a reunion here about what, three or four years ago, I think it was Linda REINING ('64) went and bought several dozen Spudnuts for everyone. So take the Simi Valley location off the list... I am sorry to say! -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Home of the Ronald Reagan Library where it was hot hot hot today... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Spudnut Shops in CA Last I heard, the Spudnut Shop in Anaheim was no longer in business. I'm not sure about all the ones in Lancaster, but I'm going to get there one of these days and find out... it?s only about an hour?s drive from here... same with the one in Palmdale. *grin* Sorry to hear about your skin cancer, but glad to know they got it all. Not a fun thing at all! Yeah, we never knew about sunscreen when we were kids... I doubt it had even been invented back then. Now, we all slather sunscreen on any exposed skin from our faces to our toes and my grandsons wear baseball caps when they are outside! Just not worth taking chances anymore. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ temps in Bakersfield, CA have been nice the past few days, but they claim we will "hit" 104 by Friday! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: still feeling the glow Big thanks to John CAMPBELL ('63) for the great pix of cool desert nights... great job! MADDY's ('67) account of the "nose job" was entirely factual... mine made for a much better story. Some day Rick will learn the art of poetic license. OK... now for the portant stuff. This is a call to all '65ers. We need your help and your vote/participation on our 50th Reunion, which will not be till 2015. I am telling you right here and now that Cool Desert Nights weekend CANNOT be beat for the weekend to hold a reunion. IF it is planned a year in advance we can take over that town during CDN 2015 without a hitch. I've heard people complain about "traffic" and crowded hotels etc., etc., etc. Come on kids... this is Richland... you can walk anywhere you wanna go in no time. If you make your reservations in advance, rooms are no problem either. With the economy the way it is and the way it will be absent some sort of miracle, traveling to Richland twice in the summer is just not feasible for many. The "Sorry 7" bunch gets together every single year during CDN and it is always a total gas. It is NEVER just 7 of us by the way as "Sorry 7" is just shorthand for the ULTIMATELY COOL CLASS OF '65. But if we wait too long we will be stuck during an off month again. Also, if the weekend isn't chosen till late in the year of the reunion people have made plans already. Oh yeah... for the last two reunions, the class of '66 has had the very coolest hats of all time. The black ones this year were to die for. I almost lifted one from the table... if DAVIS ('65) had been there I'da had him lift one to avoid guilty feelings on my side (the boy has no conscience so he'd be fine with it)... OK now... come together and let's make this work. If you disagree with me on this that's fine of course. I don't wanna ramrod anything thru that other kids don't wanna do. If you disagree just call 1 800 555-5555 and voice your objections. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) I had a good time at the 45th reunion last Saturday. I missed one thing, though. I spent a little time talking with a woman about some similar history but I didn't get her name. If anybody was there and knows the name of the woman with the light colored hair cut short on one side and left long on the other, I'd appreciate a note. I had a couple other questions. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mike PATZER - Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Pete OVERDAHL ('60) Donna NELSON ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Sean LEWIS ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: KC HAMMILL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri RAY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori KILLAND ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ECKERT ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: 4th of July As I related some time back, one of the largest displays in WA this 4th is the City of Everett display. I personally created and designed it and will be responsible to get it fired with a crew that includes at least one Bomber Alum, Robert AVANT ('69). This display has over 1550 shells, mines, comets, and roman candles in it. It is barge fired from the Snohomish waterway. Best viewing will be from Grant Park on the bluff. At 20 to 21 minutes with continuous multiple effects going off at several levels, it will be worth seeing. I also have a call for volunteers... We took on the Legends Casino display at the last minute for a good customer. Phil Pritchet a very nice fellow and good friend is the pyro in charge. But we are short crew members. Any of the volunteers from the Richland Anniversary event, or others, that would like to have a little excitement (shells to 12-in, in size), please call 360-352-8911 leave message if no answer as our facility is over worked as is usual on the 4th. Or call my cell 253-226-6424 anytime. Leave a message if no answer and I will get back to you. I did the display at Umatilla last Saturday and Chuck LOLLIS ('64) came down and had fun working with the crew to set it up. Doug STILES ('57) and his wife of 50 years, Sally, drove down to watch. Doug looked good and had much of his old self as he has been pronounced cancer free at the end of his treatment. After we cleaned it up we all stood around and waited to watch the Intl Space Station fly over. Have a great holiday and celebrate our nation's birthday safely. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office in the AM where I am about to drive the equipment truck to the dock in Everett. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) To: All RHS Alumni Re: Columbians I want to thank Connie DEAN O'Neil ('60), Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56), Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56) for helping do an inventory of the Columbians, Photo Boards, Decorations, and Misc. Items in the storage unit that Roger Dewitt has furnished us by his Total Energy Office in Richland. Thanks, Roger. We have a number of Columbians for sale and all the money raised will be used in the Club 40 Scholarship fund. Besides our regular book case we have extras. The following are available for $20.00 each and $5.00 for shipping if go outside the Tri Cities. Older Misc Columbians '50-1, '51-1, '55-2, '57-2, '62-1, '65-1, '67-2, '68-1, '69-1, '74-1, '75-1, '76-2, '77-2,' 78-3, Several Books 1980, '81, '83,' 86, '87, '88, '89, '90, '92, '93, '95, '96, '98, '99, 2000, '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '06 Club 40 is missing the following years of Columbians for our own collection: '58, '59, '64, '71, '73, '79, '84, '91, '07, '08, '09, '10, & '11. Please contact me on the above books, -Pete OVERDAHL ('60). Club 40 V.P. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) To: Linda REINING ('64) Linda, First commercial sunscreen invented in 1936... 8 years before I was born. I looked it up after having a carcinoma removed from my nose two years ago. Our parents didn't know about it I guess because cocoa butter, iodine and baby oil and BURNING every Sunday on the river seemed to be the way we lived. It was wrinkles and weathered skin my mother worried about when we were out in the sun!!! -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) In 1965, during the Water Follies, the 1st Tri-City "Battle of the Bands" was held at the East End of Columbia Park. There were the Pharos from Kennewick, The Pastels from Pasco, & The Esquires from Richland. Can anyone tell me the names of the members of The Esquires in 1965? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Spudnuts/Bomber reunion As much as I?d like to take the credit for bringing Spudnuts to the reunion, it wasn't me. *grin* might have been Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63)??? -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean LEWIS ('77) Hey I'm a Bomber and former Sandstorm subscriber and wanted to just get an FYI out there that there is a Richland Bomber Alumni group on the LinkedIn network that many of you might be familiar with. Just go to LinkedIn and do a search for Richland Bombers in the "Groups" section and you should find it... Just thought a lot of people would like to know -- thanks! -Sean LEWIS ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2011 ~ July, 2011