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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/01/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Patti JONES ('60) David RIVERS ('65), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) One of those weird questions that has popped into my mind; "Would it be a sign of the apocalypse if David RIVERS ('65) were to appear on 'Pawn Stars' trying to sell something?" Sleepy minds want to know. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it will soon be the 4th of July and possibly warm weather in the valley. So far all the weather has done is delay the berry crops. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, July 9, 2011 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Heading west from Richland on Van Giesen JD's is on the right side just two buildings from the river. Building with Maroon lettering says "JD Diner". TIME: Lots come around 12:30pm Luncheon time: 1pm. This helps the restaurant if they are crowded. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Invite family and friends. Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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:Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Give it up, David (NEVER Been Towed). We are not going to spoil our special 50th reunion by mixing it up with Cool Desert Nights. Only the Sorry 7 want to hold it that weekend. We are having our OWN event. You've got 4 years to clear your calendar on 2 weekends! -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David SHERRARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, July 9, 2011 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Used to be Coney Island Heading west from Richland on Van Giesen JD's is on the right side just two buildings from the river. Building with Maroon lettering says "JD Diner". TIME: Lots come around 12:30pm Luncheon time: 1pm. This helps the restaurant if they are crowded. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Invite family and friends. Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. Bombers Have Fun, -Patti Jones Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie Ruppert Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** THE FOLLOWING ENTRY SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE 7/1/11 Sandstorm: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Life's amazin' ain't it Got three birthdays to celebrate today... kind of a reverse Fleetwoods two guys and a Bomber-babe... outa get em together and see if they can sing... Dum dum dum a doobie do dum dum... I'm sure they could get that far... It's funny, after spending a nice long weekend home it is very hard to return to the "real" world... I mean I know if I lived in Richland every weekend would not be like the '65ers bash but oh how I love the rivers and the parks and the dike and everything that makes it home. I get a little lost when I venture past Bombing Range road to the west and everything past the by-pass is confusing to me... it's very much like Las Vegas in the "new" parts of town. If I hafta go to some way out office in another community like Summerlin, I get totally lost. I've tried leaving an office and just following the roads and have actually returned to the office where I began without ever making a turn... the round abouts make me crazy and the people keep making hand signals to me when I try and negotiate them... they sure are not made to make friends and influence people... But I eventually get back to where I want to be after nearly running out of gas... I once tried to find my secretary's house and when it got dark just gave up... called her and just said I'd get whatever it was I needed at the office... she is NOT good on directions so asking would have been no help. [Get a GPS -- there is a portable GPS that you can take from car to car. -Maren] But in the old parts of Richland I feel just like I'm in the 4th grade again. The only thing missing is the fat-tired bike my dad got me when I thought I was getting a racer. I sure hope if I lived there I wouldn't become like some kids who have never even showed up to a regular reunion let alone a yearly gathering. I sure enjoyed seeing all the old and newer friends last weekend and just can't wait for next year! I really enjoyed hearing that Pete OVERDAHL ('60) used to shoot BB guns at Brian JOHNSON ('65).. I can't believe how older kids treated Beej back then... guess I was very lucky to escape some of that... korse that was when Brian was 3 foot by 3 foot, before he shot up to 6 foot 6 or whatever he ended up at... he did that over a weekend between 6th and 7th grade... wow did he grow! But lemme get back to my reason for writing in today... the first day of July is a VERY special day so lemme wish George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Richlard ANDERSON ('60) and Jill BUTLER ('63 swoon gasp... oh... skuze me just slipped out) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE FOLLOWING IS DAVID'S ENTRY FOR TODAY, 7/2/2011 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Tecknikal difucultees Did you guys get a weird SS on Friday? I sure did. I sent in my HB to Richard ANDERSON ('60), Pappy SWAN ('59) and Jill BUTLER ('63) (Jill's may have been a little too risque for publication cuz instead of getting delivered a normal SS with all my HBs I got some type written looking thing with my HB of June 15th!!!!!! Somehow I just don't think that was what was meant... well today is another Bomber Babe's B-day and if this one gets messed up I'll be in the dog house for sure... ya know, those girls have long memories when they want to (and very short ones when they want to) but missing a Bomber-Babe birthday is an almost unforgivable sin (though the WEIHERMILLER girls have always been very understanding, thank goodness). So if this b-day girl doesn't get her b-day wish on her special day, July 2, 2011... I may have to file a lawsuit to clear my name... I mean Oh baaaaaaaaaaby you know you are the only one for me... you just KNOW it... as Elvis said "you know I'd never lie to you... yeah yeah... we're caught in a trap... " so here's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jamie WORLEY ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Carol CONVERSE ('64) Matt FILIP ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie GANT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Yeah, what was up with yesterday's (7/1) Sandstorm? Everything read ok, but looked really BAD. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64)~ Eureka, CA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Carol, By the time I put the 7/1 Sandstorm out, I was falling asleep at my keyboard. I kept nodding out and thinking that I was doing OK and getting everything right. It's OBVIOUS now that I wasn't... and should have taken a NAP before sending that out... sleep deprivation does WEIRD things to ya. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt FILIP ('77) Hello Bombers everywhere, This is very happy entry to recognize Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and his favorite twin brothers, M&M ('77), with a successful, safe and festive 4th of July. Please keep up your phenomenal efforts, Larry. I've always been fancy to find unsafe and insane fireworks of my own kind... just ask Kellie WALSH ('77). Years ago up on Hunt Point my brother Jeff ('76) and I learned great knowledge from a future engineer neighbor named Paul CHARETTE ('71), and partners Charlie WARREN ('71), David WAITE ('71-RIP) and Jeff O'MEALY ('71). Someone in this band of brothers found an official U.S. Army flash trainer out in a favorite junk yard in West Richland and decided that EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) might just have some of our heritage calling. This posse of fine folk sat well with my brother and me. As Fire Marshall Bill always said... "Don't try this at home, kids, you will only hurt us all!" Paul is a genius in the making of basement successes as witnessed by the Heath radio, Cox .049 aeroplane, Estes rocket launches (half-successful moon shots), jnk yrd mini bike, go cart fabrication, back yard river golf and boat building amongst other unmentionables. A basement of knowledge that 1822 Hunt Point held will never be forgotten. One hot summer day around this time of year we were bored. Maybe we should go for a swim and cool off before we get started being serious. Okay great. Paul's mother, Mary (RIP), had a liking for my brother and me. She knew what we had gone thru but did not know exactly what we were capable of entirely. Mutt and Jeff we were called by neighbors but I'd rather say Beavis and Butthead. Enter Paul CHARETTE. Now we have a team of friends who just mean well. Exactly what we wanted was performed and delivered without broken river front windows. Lookouts kept the RPD away. Jeff and I, and ESPECIALLY Paul contributed to the nearest Viet Nam experience that we ever wanted. Let me just end it this way: we have all of our eyes, digits, smell, semi hearing loss and a truckload of memories that make me happy for the 4th of July. Our Bomber family is incredible. God bless all who are free but most importantly those who keep and have kept us that way! -Matt Filip ('Oh Thank Heaven for the class of 1977') Arroyo Grande, CA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/11 ~ HAPPY 4th of JULY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber Don Sorenson sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) and Jinnie ECKERT ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Who was in the band, Esquires? Len REDISKE ('66) let me know who was in The Esquires in 1966... Hi there- This is Len REDISKE ('66). And I was in the Esquires! I was the keyboardist and singer. Larry BUNCH ('66) was saxaphone and singer. John GREER ('67) was on bass and also sang. And Ron WILSON ('67) was the drummer and sang a little. And lastly, Greg REITEN ('69) was on guitar and did a lot of singing. The band also played in the Battle of the Bands two years in a row. We broke up after summer of '66 after Larry and I went off to college. The band became the Parrots and then Lenore. Larry Bunch has lived in Richland and was a teacher at Carmichael Junior High. I live in Vancouver, WA and am in the telecom industry. Any more questions? Hope this helped you. Len -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Born in Hanford Construction Camp To All Bombers, I have read with interest of those who were born in the Construction Camp Hospital. I have a four photo's mounted on a foam core board surrounded with a large white border containing signatures of those who lived and worked in the camp. I would be honored if those of you who were born at Hanford to sign it. Thanks for your consideration. Don Sorenson N A B ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Danny WALKER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) Joe FORD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Lunch To all the classes of the forties, the founders of Club 40: We will have lunch the weekend of Club 40, at the Red Lion restaurant, Saturday, September 10th at noon. Don't miss it. Big deal. Just like last year, except I will be on time. I will repeat this notice again in late August in case I forget. -Dick McCoy From the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Re: STP Riders? Hello, Sandstorm readers; Anyone else planning to ride the STP [Seattle To Portland] 204 miles in 2 days. Or so the plan goes. Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10? I'm planning to ride it in two days, staying Saturday in Napavine, WA. Departing early from Hec Edmondson (6:00-ish) on Saturday. Will trade pulling with a rider or riders looking for a sustained 15-mph pace, either day. I'm bib number 4291, yellow jersey, all-black Cannondale. Will exchange cell phone numbers for ride-day meet-ups. Let me know if anyone's interested. Wish me luck. And do let any other Bombers who are riding it that I'm game to take turns leading. Cheers, -Joe FORD ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Kathy RATHVON ('63) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) To: Joe FORD ('63) Joe, Way to go. I've never done the STP [Seattle To Portland] and totally admire you for doing it. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) ~ from sunny Bellevue where Joe might have decent weather for the STP ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tammy JANES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Plastic Grocery Bags The Oregon Legislature concluded its first annual session without considering a state-wide ban on plastic grocery bags. This will leave the city of Portland as possibly being the major player in the plastic bag war. In other news, rumors of RIVERS ('65) being on "Pawn Stars" trying to unload Knox's Oscar are unfounded. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in now cooler Mount Angel, OR, where the thermometer topped out at 90 on the 7th. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Bicycle Enthusiasts For all you Bomber bicycle enthusiasts in the Northwest, our son (NAB) and his partner are presenting a wonderful bicycle event July 23. It is the Echelon Seattle Grand Fondo. This event is a fund raising event for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. The Seattle Gran Fondo showcases the unique scenery of Washingtons Olympic Peninsula. Start your day with breakfast aboard a Washington State Ferry departing at 7:10 from Edmonds (or drive to Kingston for the 8:30 am start.) The ride begins in Kingston and proceeds through the hills of Kitsap County. Riders will enjoy a beautiful rolling course that weaves along postcard shorelines. The post ride festival at Kingston will include live music, gourmet food and beverages from local Washington breweries and wineries. 30, 70 and 100 mile rides are offered. In addition to the Gran Fondo, the Seattle event also offers an exclusive 100-mile Super Gran Fondo, limited to 500 riders. All event participants will ride the first 32 miles together. Upon reaching Port Angeles, Super Gran Fondo riders will break off from the group and climb up above sea level through lush mountain meadows. Finish the ride with a timed 17-mile climb up the incredible Hurricane Ridge, which will be closed off just for our event. The Super Gran Fondo is unique because it is a one-way course participants are treated to a first class bus ride back to Kingston at the end of the ride. Dont miss this rare opportunity to ride Hurricane Ridge. Here is a link to the webpage with all the information. They are also producing Grand Fondos later in the summer in Ft. Collins, CO., Palo Alto, CA., and Hood River, OR. Last year Dave COCHRAN ('61) and I volunteered to help with their Napa, CA. and Hood River, OR. events. It was great fun and the cyclists were very pleased with the quality of the events. The post ride festival music, food and beverages were a great hit after riding 30, 60 or 100 miles. -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) - We finally got a little rain here in Sahuarita, AZ which cooled things down from 112 to 100. Quite refreshing. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken HEMINGER ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48) Heres a lot of great information on former Richland Bomber Gene CONLEY. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What happened to the desert? Dunno about you guys but down here we are now living in the tropics. I expect to see vines and those yukky snakes we had in Vietnam any day now... Spent the week before the 4th getting my little Chesty Henry J Gasser ready to paint. The Acid rain had killed the paint. Masked off all the graphics (about 12 hours work alone) and got it all ready to paint on the 4th... since the ol' Weatherman said it would be nice and hot... well it was hot but there was so much humidity couldn't do a thing. I love the desert... I love to say "yeah but it's a dry heat"... but this stuff is the pits! I'm sitting here thinking of the birthday boy and how he could run faster than any kid I knew... any kid most of us knew... right now if he was in Vegas he'd be swilling water and salt tablets just to get started... hope his special day is a good one... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bill RULON ('64) on July 10, 2011!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CHRISTENSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to dust off the ol' propeller beanie and tip it in Larry CHRISTENSON's ('54) way on the auspicious occasion of his birthday. To: David RIVERS ('65) What happened was that the deserts got water. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ from Mount Angel, OR where the humidity is to be expected. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: JoAnne BUCHOLZ McLaughlin ('65) I'm getting ready to put my condo on the market, but thought it might be a good idea to put a post in the Sandstorm in case any Bombers out there might be interested. It is in an over-55 retirement community in Kennewick. Please contact me for more information if interested. -JoAnne BUCHOLZ McLaughlin ('65) ~ From beautiful sunny Kennewick **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Dry heat... We lived for a while in the Newport News, VA area at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Humidity and temperature rose in unison into the 80s and sometimes 90s. It was everything you could do to just lie there and sweat (they didn't yet know what an air conditioner was). I remember once traveling back from there for a funeral in Boise, ID. This was in the days before jetways. My plane made a stop in Salt Lake City. It was around 100. I wasn't changing planes but I went to the landing of the stairs leading off the aircraft and stood there enjoying the dry heat. My seatmates thought I was crazy. However... In Thailand during the dry season, there was no help at 125 F even if it was "dry heat." I certainly wasn't dry. -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Carol BLACK ('48), Jim JENSEN ('50) Dick WIGHT ('52), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) David HANTHORN ('63), Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48) I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the life story of Gene CONLEY. I was in the same class of '48 with Gene and have a picture in my mind of Gene standing in the hall smiling. He was the nicest person and it is hard to imagine the drive he had over the years. I was shocked to read that he worked as an Ironworker. As a former employer of Ironworkers, I saw up close and personal the damage it does to them, and especially to their backs and that is probably why he ended up with a back problem (along with many other physical problems. But it seems he just dealt with whatever hurt (sometimes with the help of booze). The article however did not tell what he is doing now and I am very curious since we are both 80 years old and that's gettin' up there!! Also, thanks to Gary BEHYMER ('64) for giving us this article since there is not very much in the Sandstorm for "old" people. -Carol BLACK Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim JENSEN ('50) Re: Is She A Bomber? For a period of years I've read about Richland's Hope Solo. This year her notoriety has an extremely positive face. She is not only an American idol in the sport of soccer, but is recognized as a world class goal keeper. I've wondered why nothing about her has appeared in the Sandstorm. Rather often newspapers have mentioned her home town is Richland. Did she attend high school there? -Jim JENSEN ('50) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jim, We have Hope listed on our "Famous Bombers" page: She's class of '99. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Dry Desert Heat I missed out on the beginning of the various dialogue about deserts and dry heat, but I have a life-long experience of the climates around Richland and the Tri-Cities. I was born in Pasco in 1934. One of my early memories was of being caught in a sand/dust storm in a vacant lot next to our Pasco house at perhaps age 4. Those "dust storms" were common back in the '30s and '40s. Even at high school age, we had some of those events in the Tri-Cities. Major changes began when the so-called final phases of the Columbia Basin reclamation project were completed in about 1950 or so. Much of the arid land north and east of Pasco was placed under effective irrigation. In the years since, THOUSANDS of additional land has become irrigated in eastern Washington. I reckon most of the folks of my age and even somewhat younger remember most of the land between Kennewick and Prosser was arid, particularly south of the Yakima River. Much of the land west of the Tri-Cities, extending toward Moxee, is now orchard or vineyard or other irrigated crop growing county, and the so-called Pasco highlands is now all irrigated. I've never viewed any statistics on humidity changes in the Tri-City area over the years, but I'd guess it averages much higher than it used to. I remember being home on leave one July - 1954, maybe... lying in the back yard soaking up sun and listening to a portable radio. News said the temperature in the Tri Cities was 105 - hottest spot in the U.S., the broadcast said (hard to believe even now!). But the air was bone dry... Not so these days, I suspect! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ near Branson, MO (caught in an unremitting high-humidity heart wave) Ahhh, for that dry Richland air of the 50s!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Area BBQ PLEASE JOIN US... Saturday, August 20 at 1 PM for a good old fashion BBQ Potluck. Again this year we will have our party at Todd ('62) and Cindy O'MEALY's house on the beautiful Washougal River. We had a great time last summer and you should plan to join us. Please send me an email and I'll provide you with the directions and contact information that will need. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Dry heat in Thailand? My wife is from Thailand and I have gone 10 different times with her to visit family and friends and tour around the country. Thailand has three distinct seasons, and none of them can be described (IMO) as the dry season as it is pretty humid in Thailand year around. Here is how I describe the seasons in Thailand: The very hot season March through June The hot and rainy season July through October The not quite so hot season November through February Now don't get me wrong, Thailand is a delightful country and well worth a visit, but the visitor from the United States should be prepared for hot and humid weather no matter what time of year they go. However, these days most businesses, hotels, automobiles, and such are air conditioned (except in rural areas) so it isn't too bad. Also, the southern parts of Thailand have many wonderful, world class white sand beaches (with accompanying resorts) where the hot weather fits in perfectly. And the northern part of the country is generally less hot than the southern, so it works out either way. I suppose that visitors from the American southeast (where I understand it can be pretty hot and humid) will probably not find Thailand so different weather-wise. I much prefer the "not quite so hot season" in Thailand, which is why we are planning our next trip for December or January. 125 heat is unusually hot even for Thailand. Can't say as I have ever seen it quite that hot there, and I hope I never do! -David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from partly sunny Mercer Island, WA where the mid to high 70 weather we have had lately is just fine with me. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Not sure if anyone has seen or read this book that was listed as an Oregon Read in my local Sunday paper... Title: Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West Authors: John M.Findlay and Bruce Hevly Publisher: University of Washington Press more information at I will check it out next chance I get, but was hoping someone could tell me if it's worth purchasing? Enjoying the sunny weather here in Salem, Oregon, and heading to my place at the coast on Wednesday/Thursday this week... hope the sun holds til then! -Leoma COLES ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ohhhhhhh those Bomber babes So today, is another one a them Bomber-Babe's special days. I have pictures of her in grade school... which I guess means she has the same ones of me so I will just forget about the little blackmail scheme I was gonna run since her picture is much nicer than mine with my horrible haircuts my dad used to give me (high and tight... looked like Woody Woodpecker)... and in at least one of them I had just started to wear those wonderful half plastic- half metal Malcom-X glasses... they were awful and my neck always looked like it was true pencil style... gads I was one goofy looking kid... hope I didn't look as bad in real life... .no comments from the peanut gallery please! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cindy PAYTON ('65) on July 12, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Kathy RATHVON ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Tedd CADD ('66) Rick VALENTINE ('68), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry KLUTE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank De VINCENTIS ('56wb) Re: Gene CONLEY ('48) When we lived on Abbot in Richland Gene's father used to come to our house to get copies of the Boston papers that my father subscribed to so he could read about Gene. He was very proud of his son as well he should have been. Later on his brother Ray ('46-RIP) became friendly with my sister Grace ('50wb) and during one of my visits to her, Ray gave me a whole series of articles that he clipped from papers and magazines about Gene. Ray loved his brother and was also proud of his sports endeavors. I had hoped to play for the Red Sox one day and meet Gene, but alas I was signed by the Kansas City As and never did get to meet him. I still like to tell people that I went to the same great high school as Gene CONLEY. -Frank De VINCENTIS ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) My other Bomber neighbor, Kent JONSON (60WB), brought this book to my attention. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) There's a little article about "Atomic Frontier Days" in today's Seattle Times under local books. "An examination of the 586- square-mile Hanford nuclear reservation, including its history as a federal bomb-making facility, the current cleanup of the site the area's regional cultuire, economics and politics". Both authors, John M. Findlay and Bruce Hevly, are history professors at the UW. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Gene CONLEYs ('48) son does a Facebook page for his Dad with some great photos! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOTE: This is a re-run (sorta)... I missed a BUNCH of David's entry in yesterday's Sandstorm, so here it is in it's entirety. The birthday mentioned was yesterday. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ohhhhhhh those Bomber babes I knew it I just knew it... remember when you first saw people walking around with those plastic water bottles instead of just drinking out the the neighbor's hose... well according to a well respected source, it is water that causes humidity in the desert air. I knew when this town hit two million with all those stupid people from California running from taxes and bringing their stupid little water bottles it was gonna cause trouble... little did I know it would cause this town to feel like the tropics (that was only spozed ta happen in Phoenix)... Those people have always been strange... they sold their 8x10 houses for a gazillion dollars... then came here and bought 15 more (most of which are now in foreclosure)... they were here to escape what they complained of as high taxes but as soon as they got here their first question was... "where's the free stuff... that was always free in California... yadda yadda" Thanks to the BEHYMER ('64) for the site on Gene CONLEY ('48)... used to exchange Cristmas cards every year... then one year lost the address, they moved (that's the address I lost) and the rest is history... Before we lost touch tho I did manage to have Gene send me an autographed ball for R2K... Gary WEBB ('64) showed up to the reunion with a thousand smackers to bid on the ball and instead it went in a raffle... bummer, dude. So today, is another one a them Bomber-Babe's special days. I have pictures of her in grade school... which I guess means she has the same ones of me so I will just forget about the little blackmail scheme I was gonna run since her picture is much nicer than mine with my horrible haircuts my dad used to give me (high and tight... looked like Woody Woodpecker)... and in at least one of them I had just started to wear those wonderful half plastic- half metal Malcom-X glasses... they were awful and my neck always looked like it was true pencil style... gads I was one goofy looking kid... hope I didn't look as bad in real life... .no comments from the peanut gallery please! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cindy PAYTON ('65) on July 12, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) To: David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) I was in Udon Thani (Udorn for you fellow military folks) for several months. Udon is near the border with Laos. Maybe I missed one of your seasons ;-)... At the on-set of the rainy season they celebrated the water festival for the return of the rains. The US Military had turned the celebration into a water fight, but the Thai people had a wonderful way of celebrating. I had one Thai woman approach me and ask permission. I had no idea what their practice was, but I gave her permission. I thought I was about to get soaked. Instead, she had a small dish of water. She poured it down the back of my neck as she spoke a blessing over me. It was refreshing and beautiful. The rains were magnificent! You could see them coming every day across the area. Huge thunderheads with in-cloud lightning and a wall of water underneath. It was often so intense that I couldn't see the buildings across the street but as a blur. The dry season... It was really dry and really hot. 115-125 was normal (at least while I was there). I heard no comments about it being particularly high temperatures. It got down to the 90s at night (and I melt around 75). There was no rain at all during that period. The reservoir we used for part of the water supply for the base literally dried up. Before it was over, we were showering in brown water as it sucked up the mud at the bottom. It was so muddy, you couldn't see the bottom of the shower while the water was running. When you dried off, you got the towel dirty. I collected a jar of the stuff and let it settle for a week or so. At the bottom of the jar was a fibrous mat of gunk about 1/3 of the jar's total volume. And even then, the water was still cloudy. And, believe me, it was dry. But what you felt, mostly, was the extreme temperatures. I slept with a fan directly on me during the hottest period and it felt like it was hotter than without it. When the rainy season returned and the temperatures dropped into the 70s at night, it finally felt comfortable to go around in short sleeves again (otherwise there wasn't anything that was comfortable) and the Thai guards on the base were wearing gloves and using fire barrels to keep warm. I loved Thailand. I spent a fair amount of time in the Thai culture away from the influence of the US military. There was a beauty and modesty that was wonderful. It was such a contrast to what you saw around the base. That beauty was marred a little by the spirit worship that was prevalent. It was a way of placating the spirits of the ground and trees and animals. Those spirits were malevolent and would cause you harm if you did not build a spirit house and make regular small food sacrifices--in other words, it was a fear- based practice. Those spirit houses were everywhere, even on the grounds of the Buddhist temples or buildings. But all-in-all, it was a wonderful place and I still have friends over there. I'd better quit, this is getting too long. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Next Spokane Bomber Lunch will be next Sunday, July, 17th. Lunch will be held at the The Northern Quest Casino at the Woodlands Restaurant in the family section of the Casino. Coffee at 11:30 AM... lunch around 12:00 Noon. The casino is located in Airway Heights, about one mile north of Wall*Mart at 100 N. Hayford Road. Woodlands Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch anytime, good food and great service. Come and join us for lunch. All Bombers, their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. Lunch and slot machines... out of towners welcome... see you there... Any questions or need directions contact me. -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Hope SOLO ('99) Hope is most definitely a Richland Bomber, class of '99. According to her plaque in the Bomber Hall of Fame outside the gyms she lead her team with 2 goals in the state championship game for 4A her senior year. She was a forward who scored 109 goals in four years of high school soccer. She was a 2 time Parade All American for her feats. She then attended the UW where the coach changed her into a goalie where she again was a 2 time all American and the rest is history so to speak. The Olympian had a long article on her last week, also. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacy, WA where it's trying to be more summer-like ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Betty BELL ('51) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Peg SHEERAN ('63) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Miss Maren: Can you tell me when the Club 40 attendance roster will be available? Just looked to see if any of the old gang was going to make it and the site was unavailable. Thanks. -Mary TRIEM Mowery, a '47 Bomber ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I've contacted the Club40 webmaster... -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The EASY SWING BAND will be playing their great music Friday, July 15th from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the Richland Community Center for dancing or for just listening! Cost is only $5 at the door, and pre-packaged finger foods are welcome but not required. Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Attention - Class of '61 We have only one month until reservations are due for our 50th class reunion on September 9-11. We have heard from many of you but we want to hear from the rest. Two excursions are full but two buses still have spaces that need to be filled. The jet boat trip up the Columbia is full and the Saturday morning B-reactor tour is full. There still are about 20 spaces on the Friday wine tour and plenty of room on the Saturday afternoon B-reactor tour. We need to fill these buses so we do not lose any money. If we do not hear from class of '61 members by August 1st we will open it up to friends of '61. The plans for our special reunion dinner at Terra Blanca Winery, Saturday night are coming along nicely. There is plenty of space for any class member to make reservations by August 16th. Friday night at the Red Lion with Club 40 also has plenty of room but it too is by reservation only. Remember we are using the Clarion Hotel as our center point for the weekend. Be sure to mention the Class of '61 when you are making your hotel reservations. If you have misplaced the reservation information for the excursions all the forms are available on the website. We look forward to seeing all of you for a great weekend. It has been a long 50 years since that final day in the Bomber Bowl and the old Boys Gym when it decided to rain on our graduation. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Rains! To: Tedd CADD ('66) and Dave HANTHORN ('63) Lived in the Philippines - off base (Clark) - for over 2 years. in the '60s. Remember the monsoon season well. Sitting in our tin-roofed house, the rain came so hard and fast it sounded like a jet was landing on the house. And the streets (dirt roads) were dry one minute, and then the kids would be swimming in them not too long after. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers (including the Cole kids) sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64), Paul TAMPIEN ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER (68) 4 Cole Kids BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn EKLUND ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Hanford Reach museum signs lease for Columbia Park Re: Searching for JoAnne POWERS ('64) Ok... so I continue my search for JoAnne POWERS who has remained on the 'forever lost list from 1964' for a very long time. Knowing that 'everyone doesn't want to come out and play' doesn't help my situation very much. I have resigned to limit myself to the following question. Has any reader of the Alumni Sandstorm been in contact with JoAnne Powers? I need NOT know where she is but rather, "Is she OK & doing well?" Re: History of Richland Cemeteries -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Re: Love the cool weather I am in Spokane to visit family for a week and am glad to be out of Nashville (heat index of 108 yesterday, Wednesday) and up here in the other God's country. I plan on attending the Spokane area luncheon on Sunday. Would love to see any other class of '64 friends. -Paul TAMPIEN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Dubel trubel That's what we got on July 15, 2011. I have fond memories of these girls even tho I was at the card table watchin' them with the rest a the little kids back in school. Just crashed their younger brother's ('66) reunion a few weeks ago and thought it was just grand. Course I'm easily entertained with anything that has a bunch of Bombers attending. It was great to see old friends (it's ok to say old about kids my age and younger... just very dangerous to say it in terms of girls who were ahead of me in school) in the same room and try and guess who some people were with their first names written on their name tags in big letters and their last names in letters the size of foot notes. One old flame approached me and shoved her name tag under my nose... I hadda laugh... "Sweetie, there is no way I can read that" I responded... then was totally embarrassed when I realized who it was... I have two VERY vivid memories of being at this girl's house back in my Jr. Year. One was when I had just broken up with another girl to go with this one and my car was parked outside new girl's house. I left and an envelope was sitting on the front seat of my car. It turned out to be a sympathy card from the ex (the ex would become the current again over time tho)... I guess she was not at all pleased with me. My other memory is kind of strange (not that I don't have other memories... these two just stand out)... We musta had some kinda fight because I went out and jumped in my old '40 Chevy I'd got from Bob MIDDLETON ('63) and burned rubber as I was leaving (pretty amazing considering the little 6 that car had)... but the thing that gets me is I remember "Outer Limits" later to be changed to "Out of Limits" was playing on the radio as I left. As I read back over this I find it is no wonder I don't have a life... I never hadda life... this stuff is pathetic! So to get to the point, may I wish and may you join me in wishing Jackie COLE ('63) and Judie COLE ('63) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on their special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: See Brad UPTON ('74) AND fight Muscular Dystrophy We have a great-nephew, Finn, who is 14 and has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I just received the following e-mail from Finns mother, our niece, Brandy Senecal (NAB), who is the daughter of my husbands half-sister, Cheryl Joey ARNOLD Fertig ('62). (So Finn is the grandson of a Bomber cheerleader!) For those of you looking for a chance to catch a show by Brad UPTON ('74), this would be a great opportunity that would also benefit kids with Duchenne's. So thought I'd pass the info along. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID where it's summer time and the livin' is hard work. Farms are busy places, especially from March to November! Contrary to the old song, summertime does NOT mean the livin' is easy! "Comic Relief 2 is officially ON!!! Featuring Comedian Brad UPTON - who brought down the house last year and is ready to do it again!!! It's a super fun night of comedy along with a silent auction of affordable & useful items to bid on. Because of your support, last year we raised over $25,000 in one night on our first try, so we GOTTA go for round 2! Tickets: $25.00 each (You can e-mail Brandy Senecal to arrange for tickets) Date: 9/11/11 Doors open at 5:30 Venue: Laughs Comedy Spot in Kirkland (off I-405 and 116th) Headliner: Brad Upton Website: We are also in need of auction items, donations & sponsors. So if you or anyone you know might have something to donate please let me know - thank you, thank you, thank you! :-) ***All funds raised go to P.P.M.D. - an organization that funds research & advocacy and supports all things related to kicking Duchenne MD to the curb - where it belongs! Thank you all so much for your support, it truly means the world to our family. Watching Finn live with the challenges that this disease brings, just makes me more motivated to make sure he is one of the last generations affected...we really are that close to finding treatment." -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: The Cole Kids Happy birthday to Judie and Jackie ('63). We'll celebrate at the cabin, dancing to "Mama Mia," eating "No No's," and playing cards and dominoes. We love you! -Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), & John ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Gene DeBattista sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial Today: Jeff DeMEYER ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64), Gene DeBattista (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo COMPTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet BENNETT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Re: Missing classmates 1962 David BELL, Herbert E. BELVINS, Linda BROMELY, Doug BURNS, Keith CROWNOVER, Don CURTIS, 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, Cecil HOWARD, Freddie LENHART, Margert LEWIS Helberg, Jerry LIDDEL, Richard LLOYD, Doug LUKENS, Ben MILES, Drudeane NICHOLSON Martin, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Steven SCHELL, Norman SEYMOUR, Rod SHANKS, Margert SMITH, Rick SMOLEN, Bill STAINKIN, Suzann TABBERT, Lloyd TAYLOR, Sue TOMLINSON Yount, Pat TRUILLO Hunter, Fred VanPATTEN, Laurel VLACIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Linda WHITTAKER, Mike WIATER, Dave WILSON, Cathy WILSON Ward, Valeree WORKMAN Offerman, Yvonne WRIGHT, Carolyn WRIGHT Kellmans, Tony ZIMA. Please contact. Thank You. -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: "Trinity" ~ July 16th, 1945 On July 16th, 1945, Ivan & Frances Behymer lived on the corner of Mahan & Williams in a "B" house built in 1943. I'm sure work that day for them was just like the several years preceding, however, history indicates that quite a bit changed after "Trinity". ~ Salute! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gene DeBattista (NAB) Of all those hundreds of photos you have in your data base I was lucky to see several on the US Army open house at Camp Hanford Nike Site. I was going to save those photos for my bio but when I went back to find them I could not locate them. Would you be willing to assist me? I was stationed at that missile site, A Battery, 52 Artillery and as it happened I was on guard duty that day (1958, about June/July time frame) but the cameraman was focused on the other guards. -Gene DeBattista (NAB) hubby of Patricia JONES DeBattista ('59) 375-1358 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jon HUDSPETH - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom TRACY ('55) Helen CROSS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Thanks for the Gene CONLEY ('48) web page bio. In November, 1948, in the Prosser Gym, Gene CONLEY ('48), a Junior, slammed the first dunk shot my brother, Bill TRACY ('52) and I ever witnessed. It was impressive, especially for a little kid who couldn't reach the net with a step ladder. Conley's team, coached by Joe Barker, Jan Barker's ('55) Dad, gleamed in the bright, shining green and gold warm ups. Prosser had no warm ups and we were still heroes after the game. I thought it would be fabulous to be able to play on a team like that. We had never been to a high school basketball game. The warm up drills were smooth and classy. It was a close game... well, at least until right after the national anthem. Prosser Mustang star, Dale Spradling, and crew fought valiantly, but CONLEY ('48), MARCUM ('48-RIP), and RHS were too much for them. Dale became a professor of geology at Eastern Washington and retired there. He may have played with Orville MARCUM ('48-RIP) who helped recruit some of our Bomber team in '55. Remembered stories of how Gene's WSU baseball coach, "Buck" Bailey would pull Gene out of games whenever scouts came around. Not sure if it was true or apocryphal. He was a legend in his own time. We saw Dale Spradling, still a hero, during the summer at the Prosser Pool; where we all had to wear the 1920s black, "full- body" swimming suits from 1920. Someone had purchased from a city slicker, who warned about the sins and pains of "overexposure"... yes, friends, right there in "River City"... with a capital P and it rhymes with "pool". Once the suits got wet, they contained 10- 20 pounds of water. The closest thing to a "frog man" suit from WWII. Inefficient, but saved you from pain during belly-flops. And the lifeguards were nothing compared to Richland's Ann PEARSON ('51). Prior to the Prosser-RHS game, the most exciting thing in Prosser basketball in previous weeks was when the first five on the Mustang varsity gave themselves Mohawk haircuts and were promptly kicked off the team... (until they lost the next game)... and back they came, with the bad hair day sin forgiven. But alas and alack, they were again clipped clean by the Bomber Machine. Their colors could have been blue and black after the Bomber attack. CONLEY always had that relaxed, comfortable smile that won him many friends. ("sorta like a "Christian-with-four-aces"). He was the easy choice for a new hero. Next time I saw him was at the top of Lee Blvd., when he was the starter for the Soap Box Derby contestants. The elevated ramp release handle was seven feet off the ground and Conley was one of the few around who could reach it. We attended every Bomber game played in the Yakima Valley that year and almost all of them afterwards. Many of our families were addicted to Bomber Basketball and lots to baseball. I remember one big baseball game. Gene looked relaxed when he pitched against the Pasco Bulldogs. He threw frightening curve balls toward their heads. Most batters stepped out of the batter's box (commonly called:stepping into the "bucket"), only to watch Gene's pitch curve over the plate. He and Bill GRIFFIN ('54) leaped off the mound when they pitched. It's deadly to bat against a 6'8" guy who leaps 15 feet closer before he releases the ball. He also looked relaxed when he came to baseball pitching booth at the traveling carnival set up in Bomber Bowl and put down his 25 cents to pitching at steel milk bottles in one of the booths. It was an easy mark for CONLEY. It cost him a few dollars to win almost all of their prizes before the show boss shut down the game. Gene always "changed-the-odds" in whatever he did. During baseball season, CONLEY would slip into Bomber Bowl between RHS baseball innings to win the high jump at track meets. He had no spare time in Springtime. Things I remember about "Jumpin' Geno", the name given him to grateful Bostonians later... after he "fronted" Wilt Chamberlain and kept him from getting the ball. Coach Red Auerbach often said, CONLEY was probably the best all-around athlete in America. "I had him guard Wilt". Wilt hated to play against CONLEY. Wilt broke almost every record in basketball. The only thing he couldn't do was beat the Celtics-thanks to CONLEY"! For two years, '68-'70 while teaching, coaching and attending graduate school, I drove into Boston to supervise teachers for a small college in Quincy, MA. One school was in Roxbury-the Inner City Schools, as well as Hingham, Newton, Quincy, Hanover, Norwell, Cohasset, Scituate, Braintree, Bourne, and a few other townships. Roxbury's Hurley School, in a tough neighborhood; and the only one where I ever had to ring a bell, be inspected by a police officer before entering the school; almost like today's TSA. My fellow-coach at Eastern Nazarene, Carroll Bradley, was a good friend of Auerbach. We got to play two preliminary games at the Garden each year and attend Red's training camp in Marshfield, MA. Meeting Red was a great honor... along with Havlicek, Russell, Heinsohn and others... Red told stories on and on about Gene. A tough one was when Gene told Red his whole family was coming to the Boston Garden to watch him play. Auerbach didn't let him play. CONLEY was really angry. Auerbach played him almost the entire next game. CONLEY held Wilt Chamberlain to one of Wilt's lowest scores in his career. After the game Red said, "That's why I didn't let you play in the last game. I knew you'd take your anger out on 'The Dunker'; and you did it! The fans roared, 'Jumpin' Geno'" over and over again, according to Bill Russell. Another story was when he first met Auerbach. Red was a wild driver; and none of the players would ride with him to nearby preliminary games. But he talked Gene into it. Tommy Heinsohn, a future Celtic coach, laughed and retold Gene's side of the story. "CONLEY had never ridden with Red. It was so foggy you couldn't even see the hood ornament. Red didn't slow down. Instead he rolled down the window, stuck his head out and followed the white line on the highway. Gene said, "Red steered beside the line at 60 miles an hour and swerved when the line curved; once we went through a Howard Johnson's Drive Inn... without even stopping to give an order, ask for directions... or get change"! When they arrived at the gym, Heinsohn said, "CONLEY's eyes were as big as saucers". One cold 1969 afternoon, on my way to grad school at Boston University, I passed a billboard on Massachusetts Avenue, installed by International Paper Company, a competitor of Gene CONLEY's Foxboro paper company. The sign's big motivational letters read: "Send Me a Man Who Reads. International Paper." Next morning I noticed it had been modified/re-punctuated with a spray can to: "Send Me a Man* Who Reads? -- LISA". I smiled and thought Gene would have smiled too. CONLEY had a great Will Rogers sense of humor. Once when a reporter asked him, "What's your favorite shot?", Gene calmly smiled and said, "The one that goes through the net." When he was asked by an owner, "Why do you need so much money as a player?", he smiled said: "I have three kids and a wife who like to eat." He had lots of skills, but one of his greatest was in choosing an extraordinary wife. Her book about their life and Gene's careers remains a winner. ["One Of A Kind" by Katheryn R. Conley] Our family felt a common bond with Gene... being from Oklahoma, a bit Irish, and a little bit of Cherokee. I Still carry my "Cherokee Nation" card. When we started grade school in California, Mom told us not to tell anyone we were from Oklahoma... folks from Oklahoma's dust bowl area were not always well-received. They couldn't find work, dashed to California and often worked time-and a-half, for half pay. But not in Richland. They were well paid and well treated. Arkies and Okies were mentioned in S.L. Sanger's "Working on The Bomb" F.J. McHale, security officer reminded us, "They came here because they had nothing at home". Gen. Groves used to say, "They were d_ _n good workers. It was the Okies and Arkies who built this job. The idea may have come from the scientists, but these people built it." The CONLEY family and many others ("non-Okies/Arkies too) made commitments to the project, to Richland, our schools, and our futures. We cherish them all; from wherever. Glad Gary BEHYMER ('64) reminded us about Gene, the good thoughts of home, and the truly "good ol' days" of the '40s, '50s, and '60s. Bomber bests to all, -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I can't resist adding to the dry heat-wet heat talk. When my husband and I were transferred to Cincinnati, Ohio, in l974 (which is definitely a hot, humid place on many summer days, I remember getting up at 4:30am to play tennis with another friend, also from the west coast. If we tried to play later in the day, we felt like we were drowning in sweat... Now after having lived back here off and on for 30 years, I can do pretty well in the humidity if it is below 80. Sadly, I've given up tennis, so I don't know what time in the day I'd feel comfortable playing that sport. I've found I like getting in the swim pool on any hot, humid or not so humid day. But I do love the breezes if and when we get them in this humid climate. The dry heat or lack of humidity is what I miss most about not living on the west coast, except as I think of it, I do miss the mountains too, and the more I think of it, I miss a lot of things that I had when living in the west... someday, I hope to return.. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in Grandview, IN on the Ohio River during hot humid days and some landmark downpours of rain... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Normally I'm not one to complain, but I couldn't get back to sleep early this morning after Roy BALLARD ('63) tried to stab me with a hypodermic needle. Not sure what brought about his ire, maybe it was that I ate the last of the rhubarb pie about 2:30am. Anyone out there in Bomber World analyzing dreams? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Marilyn DeVINE ('52) Kathy RATHVON ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Gene A lot of good entries in these pages re CONLEY ('48). I knew him fairly well as I went to school with him for a short while, and his brother, Ray CONLEY ('46-RIP) was my very close friend. Tom TRACY ('55) wrote a interesting article about Boston, at the time of Gene. He did lump Gene and Orv MARCUM together with ('48RIP), they did have the same class, but Gene is not RIP unless I have missed something. [You didn't miss anything, Dick. That was me adding the class years to Tom's entry... there was no class year behind either name and I left the class year off Gene because I'd already put that before... I'll go into the online version and add it though... don't want anybody thinking Gene is an "RIP". -Maren] When they were frosh, Coach Hoff inconceivably cut them from the Jr Varsity. Gene was only about 5'10" at the time but he and Orv were great athletes even then. They would have cut a swath thru the JV schedule. The next year, when they were sophs, Foxey Joe Barker took over the team and they were the very best, leading the Bombers to its first state tournament. When I was a young pup, Ray, Gene. I went on an adventure. Ask Rick REED ('49) about that. He was the driver. A dozen or so years ago, we were in New Hampshire where Gene lived then. I called him and we had a nice chat. I invited him down into town to have a cup of coffee, but he had a doctor's appointment. Or so he said. I expect he tired of the many calls from old acquaintances. That is OK. -Dick McCOY from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I'll try this again... Yesterday I was into the 4th paragraph of a letter to my friends and co-Bombers via the Sandstorm, when it disappeared. Gone. Kaput. Checked "drafts' to find NOTHING. Aaargh! [HINT: Next time try CTRL-Z -- what can you loose? -Maren] So... I don't know what I thought was so important to rate 4 paragraphs, but it must have been something... meanwhile, I'm out here in another "God's Country", staying in the house my beloved late husband left to me, in which I lived for 8 years before calling it quits because of Alaska's dreadful winters. (Besides, my son and his wife needed a live-in babysitter for their new baby, an excuse that worked perfectly to get me outta' here! That wonderful baby boy is now 11 years old and starts Middle School in West Richland this year. He has a (now) 16 year old sister going to Hanford High and they are 2 of the delights of my life.) Missing family and friends in the Tri-Cities is just a small sacrifice compared with the joy of family and friends up here, AND getting to "miss" the terribly hot months down there. (Although I've heard it hasn't been all that bad, YET.) To: Bill TRACY ('55) Really enjoy your delightful contributions to the Sandstorm!! Especially today's, mostly regarding Gene CONLEY ('48). You have a good memory and a great way of writing in a very entertaining way. I remember Gene, but not in the way so many of you "older guys" do! Thank you for sharing. Well, heck... seems I've run out of things to say. I wonder what was in the "lost one"... ????? Oh well, perhaps I'll think of something else later. Best Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in Butte, AK. (A second class "suburb" of Palmer.) I counted 8, so there were probably more, Dragonflies flitting around eating up those pesky mosquitos. I love Dragonflies! I love life, too, but that's a whole different thing. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Jimbeaux, Try "Googleing" dream and then click on Dream Dictionary. It's a hoot. It interprets a bajillion subjects. Maybe your dream means you need to inject more fun into your life. Nah! I don't think so. But try it and go to "injection". It tells what it means if someone if forcibly injecyiong you. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) ~ from cloudy Bellevue where we are going from spring directly into fall. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) It was a horse hypodermic needle and it should have been raspberry/rhubarb pie and you would have slept. I had it last week when my wife Nancy ('67) and I were over in Oak Harbor visiting our son, Greg ('90), daughter-in-law Katie and our three granddaughters, Ally, Natalie and the tiger of the three Jill, 14 months old. We had a great stay at the Navy lodge in Oak Harbor. Don't forget, Jim, RASPBERRY/RHUBARB pie, no after effects. Roy ('63), Nancy ('67), and Greg ('90) -Roy BALLARD ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim YOUNT ('61) Bruce STRAND ('69) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod PETERSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred GRAZINNI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mollie RUTT ('71 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy WALTMAN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim YOUNT ('61) Re: Bios for '61 Reunion Just wanted to echo Margaret EHRIG Dunn's "last call" note from last week: If you haven't done so recently, take a look at the bio pages on our class web site here: <> We've added quite a stack of write-ups from our classmates. There are still many more to come, but time is running out. Please send your words and a few photos and I'll get them posted. Judy has also listed some questions you could answer, for those stumped for something to say. Your humble webmaster, -Jim YOUNT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Sandstorm - AZ style We are having our own version of the Sandstorm here in greater Phoenix. We are getting hit with another haboob, Arabic for large sand storm, this evening. Fun and games. -Bruce A. STRAND ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to Mollie RUTT and Fred GRAZINNI, on the 19th, both '71 grads. 'Nough said 'bout that, and both of you better show up at the 40th Aug 12-14th. Mollie, no excuse since you live here!!! Best to both of you. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ and I'll be there. Flip-flops, and a light coat of oil...................................... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Stein & House See if this link works for you? It's Ray STEIN ('64) & Jim HOUSE ('63) with their over-65 group. [Worked just fine for me (note: it is the longest URL I have ever seen); too bad that the photographer didn't know how to set the white balance. -Richard] Jim House & Ray Stein Over-65 Hoops -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Health Status Update Had the defibrillator and pacemaker implanted on Thursday... came home on Friday... hurt like the dickens! They don't "put you out", just give "a local". When the OR nurse told me that I would be awake, I almost got off that blasted table!!!! Although, since I am such a BIG baby with pain, they did end up putting something in the IV that made me go to "la la land" for some of the surgery! But, I did hear them talking and felt the tugging and prodding and wasn't happy about that at all! Then, to add insult to injury, they put a paper blanket from the top of my head to my feet... immediately started getting nervous and told them they had to remove that... that didn't happen, but they did put a "tripod-type" thing between my face and the "blanket", also had to keep my face turned to the side. since I can't take morphine, they gave me Tylenol with codeine for the pain... didn't help much... ice packs worked much better. Can't raise my right arm above my shoulder for 10 days (they had to put the device on the right side, cause I still have the chemo port on the left side). It's a bit scary to know that my life depends on these two devices to keep my heart "ticking" and my heart in a good rhythm, but it's worth it. ONE good thing about having these two devices... I can NEVER have an MRI!!!!!!! *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ warming up to triple digits next week in Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Sorry so short I gotta very dear, close Pal havin' his big day on July 20, 2011! I just got outa trial and am running to a meeting across town so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terry WERNER ('65) Hope to call you and say HB "in person"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Robert AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: I Deleted A Sandstorm Issue and I Need It Back Hi, Maren. I have a friend who is interested in the article about Gene CONLEY (48) that recently appeared in the Sandstorm. Unfortunately I went into my trash and deleted everything forever a couple of days ago. Is it possible to send that issue along to me? Appreciate all you do and can do. Cheers, -Richard ROBERTS ('49) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Deputy Editor Richard ANDERSON ('60) weighs in: Richard (and all Bombers on the subscription list), when this happens remember that every single issue of the Sandstorm -- from the first (August 1, 1998) through today's -- is available at the Alumni Sandstorm Archive. If it is a recent issue you need, just click on the day you want (if you have forgotten the exact day you'll have to go through the list until you find the issue you need). If it is an older issue, you will get an entire month's worth of issues to look through. The only difference between the archive and email editions is that the contact information of each item is removed from the archive edition. I hope that this will solve your problem. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert AVANT ('69) Re: Everett Display 07/04/2011 The call had gone out from Larry MATTINGLY ('60) for volunteers to help with the 4th of July fireworks display for the City of Everett. So, before he has anything to say, I am going to get my 2 cents in. 1. A barge in an estuary with no shade is a great place to get a tan if you are there for 9-hour days. 2. Wiring hundreds of, admittedly low velocity, explosives is not a normal human function. 3. Wiring in "series" reminds me of the 1950's Christmas tree lights and having 1 of them burn out ... and all the fun that was. 4. It was a privilege to receive an assignment from someone who has done this for 1/2 century and just have it assumed it was done properly. 5. What a way to spend a holiday weekend. It was great! 6. Larry can call on me any time to repeat ... especially if he will let me help with the Dutch Harbor, AK display ... hint, hint. -Robert AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Janice STREGE Reynolds - Class of 1969 ~ 1951 - 2008 >>Bob NIELSEN - Class of 1958 ~ 1940 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula VINTHER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Club-40 With Club-40 just a few weeks away, I am surprised that there is not a list of attendees available on the website by now. When might we expect to see the list? BTW, I am moving back to the Tri-Cities during the month of August. I'm looking forward to living in Charbonneau in Kennewick. It won't turn me into a Lion because Bomber blood never changes. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Federal Way (for a few more weeks). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) 37+ years ago I ordered a class ring 'cause, well, uh ... everyone else did! I got a nice one too! $35, white gold! At 17, I'd never worn a ring, so when it showed up it was big and fat and I couldn't get used to it. I wore it about 6 weeks and then stuck it in my drawer. Fast forward to 2011 ... the ads on the radio tell you that they are buying all kinds of gold. Well, today ... I wandered into a place in Bellevue and plopped my RHS Class of '74 ring on the counter. Just curious what it was worth. The guy stuck it on a scale and said, "I'll give you $256.31 for it." SOLD! I know, I know ... it's my class ring and it had a mushroom cloud on it ... but I'd barely ever worn it. I took the cash! -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Tom HUGHES ('56) Patti JONES ('60), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Greg ALLEY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BBA BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA - Bomber By Adoption) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Club 40 To all you C40 attendees: In the first years of this annual event, Friday was a casual day, and all the good folks were encouraged to wear the colors, Green and/or Gold. So let's do it. If you have anything in the colors, wear them. Doesn't matter which, a football helmet, a mortar board, letter sweaters whatever, if you can still get in them. I recall early on some neat gal wore her cheerleader outfit, (she still fit in it very well), and led us in a couple of cheers. See if you qualify. Let's have fun, OK? -Dick McCOY, from the Tin Can Class of 1945...! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HUGHES ('56) To: Brad UPTON ('74) I find it odd that people are trading in gold, which is worth more and more every day, for dollars, which are worth less and less each day. -Tom HUGHES ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: See Scores of MGM Stars old and all together!?? - YouTube 50 years ago. so many memories. This lets us know who amongst the older stars is still here. Happy memories. Take the time and enjoy. Sent to me by another Bomber. -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland Summer is great not too hot, and not too cool, except when my air conditioner heater was out for 5 days. 90 in the house. Now fixed with a whole new unit so no problems in the winter with heat. Now that my health is better I am on the computer more and doing more. Thankfully I think during the past year of my health problems I think I only missed one luncheon. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Just where is Charbonneau in Kennewick? We are wanting to move back to the west side of Kennewick when our house sells. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: Class Ring When I graduated in '64, the class rings were also $35, and I wanted one so badly, but my dad said girls didn't need class rings, would just take up space in a drawer to be replaced by an engagement/wedding ring, so I never got one. When the Bombers got together and offered the Alumni Ring, I bought one as fast as I could... *grin*... only thing I wish is that the design would have been like the rings that were offered when I graduated, but majority chose the design. My daughters both have class rings (paid about ten times more than what mine would have cost in '64)... my alumni ring resembles their designs... they no longer wear them... taking up space in their jewelry boxes, so guess my dad might have been right, but I still wish I had gotten the "original" class ring. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA I'm so ready to go back to the Oregon Coast (Florence) and get out of this blasted heat... don't much care for triple digits! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: How do I do it?????????? Good thing he's a guy and won't get his feathers ruffled... I put Pete BEAULIEU's ('62) b-day down as the 29th along with Tom HUGHES ('56) and got a surprise on the 22nd when he was posted in the SS. Sorry... I goofed up again... won't ever happen again (riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight). I was shocked and awed when I read that UPTON ('74) sold his class ring for a couple hundred bucks... One of our hot rod club members (Road Masters) sold his club jacket at a swap meet and they almost found him buried in the desert like was done here in the old days... Now we all know that Brad is a professional comedian so I'm sure it was just part of his act for the times when he plays Richland... Personally I hadda weigh between smokes/beer/gas/date money and the $25.00 price was just more than I could fit in. WERNER ('65) wore his to Richland this June and I still dig that ring as much as I did the first time I saw it. If Brad's ring hadda been a '65 I'da beat the pawn broker's price... but then again... it was only a joke... it was only a joke... have you ever seen what a bottle of gas does to a classic Caddy? Not a purdy sight... -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) Re: Westcosta The new West Richland Golf Course clubhouse, dining room, bar, and deck look real nice. It is brand new but has the feel like a real nice place and a fancy golf course. Next up would be to get a golf course that never floods again but that won`t happen. The mudbogged course is getting better with the summer but took a bad hit with the flood. Re: Hope SOLO ('99) Hope made the cover of Sports Illustrated. After the tough loss she still made the front cover. Any other Bombers ever had that honor? Fellow classmate Dick CARTMELL ('73) did get in a cover shot with a collage of players, coaches, and refs. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ In warm Richland where the highlight of the summer is that we have not reached 100, but August is still coming. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Ann BISHOP ('56) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGHAN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb CRAWFORD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay EDWARDS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Hollywood - Entry by Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) I spent well over an hour watching the suggestions on the page Patti sent in and they brought back many memories of the Richland theatre as well as the Village theatre and the various drive-inns of that time. The four part series of 'Hollywood dreams is one of the ones I enjoyed. We lived in a great time and I often think of how fortunate we were. Never had to lock our doors, could stay out past dark without worrying anyone and I could hitch hike to West Richland without problems. The Alumni Sandstorm does such a great job of keeping us connected. Many thanks to the editors. -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Anyone know where I can get a Bomber "T" shirt? -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR where we have had 25 days of 100+ temps, so far **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: Adoption OK, I want to see the adoption papers on Agnes Hughes ('02BBA).. -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) ~ Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Library where we are still celebrating the Presidents 100th birthday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) Re: The Cowardly Lion's Costume Your post of the MGM stars inspired me to submit this YouTube link. What happened to the Cowardly Lion's Costume? It is hard to believe that an artifact like that was actually thrown in the garbage . . . twice. I have seen an Antiques Roadshow episode that had a green munchkin's costume appraised. It sounds like that person, for only a few bucks, bought it at the same MGM sale mentioned in the YouTube video. I ran across the video quite by accident a week or so ago, I certainly was not looking for anything to do with the Wizard of OZ. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Now living in Lion Country, right near Kennewick High School. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47) Richard ROBERTS ('49) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: The Club 40 webmaster [Burt PIERARD ('59)] How can I see who is coming to this year's reunion? I cannot access the page listing the attendance. Help me, please and thank you. -Mary TRIEM Mowery, '47 Bomber **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: T shirt We bought t shirts at the RHS; they have a store there with Bomber stuff. I would call before you go as they have weird hours of operation. You might also try RHS on line. Bomber cheers, -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Where to buy a Bomber shirt Check the Richland Bomber Alumni Link and they have all kinds of things under it including items to buy. A few years back I bought a license plate holder for my car, should have gotten 2 (one for front and the other for the back). I know they shipped it to me for a nominal fee. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we're having a summer-like weekend but cooler temps with rain are forecast for the week ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Ann BISHOP ('56) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Ray LOESCHER ('57) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Judy PORTER ('61) Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61), Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: Mary TRIEM Mowery's ('47) request for 2011 reunion attendees Mary, Go to All Bomber Alumni Links - Look towards the top of the page... each class is in it's own rectangular box.. Club 40 is the first link there. OR Go to the Alumni Sandstorm site - Go towards the bottom of the page... right above the WEB counter... Click the Richland Club 40 graphic. Either method will get you to the Richland Club 40 Home Page. Scroll down to CLUB 40 SITE NAVIGATION box. Click on REUNION HOME PAGE. Keep scrolling down (almost to the bottom of the page. Click on LIST OF 2011 ATTENDEES. As of 7/25/11 I read (for class of '47) Doris BEADLES Kirkpatrick (F), Robert KRAUS (F), Homer RAEKES (F), Mary TRIEM Mowery (F&S). Hope this helps. Bomber Cheers, -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: Bomber T Shirts Thanks to all who responded to my query about the Bomber T shirts. There were too many responses to answer separately!!!! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Columbia High School concert band recordings In 1956 I was a senior in the Columbia High School Concert band and played the clarinet. On April 4, 1956 we presented a concert that featured Raphael Mendez, an incredible trumpeter as well as some other music that was recorded on a 2-record set (a 33 1/3 RPM recording). I have recently moved into a small apartment in Beaverton, OR and was trying to get things out of boxes and put away, or trashed or donated to Salvation Army or given away to anyone who wanted it. If any one would like this 2 record set, please let me know and I will send it to you. I also have a "Blazermania" record of the 1976-77 NBA world Champion Portland Trail Blazers highlights and interviews, narrated by Bill Schonely (the Shone) if anyone wants a piece of Northwest basketball history. I was lucky enough to have attended some of the championship games requiring about a 24 hour wait in line for tickets to each (obviously in my younger days). Email me. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray LOESCHER ('57) Re: Internet drugs An expensive lesson learned! As us older folks know, drugs can get expensive. I had a prescription for my prostate cancer that was not in the formulary of my insurance carrier. So, I looked to the Internet for an inexpensive source and decided to use Canadian Health & Care Mall. It took 21 days to receive the pills from Mumbai, India. That initially didn't bother me (too much) as there are modern, up- to-date pharmaceutical companies in India. Just today I decided to do a little research on the company that manufactured these meds. To my chagrin, I found they were a company that specialized in sex drugs and they only employed up to ten (10) people. Here's what Consumer Reports in May of this year had to say. BE CAREFUL BUYING ON THE INTERNET. Though there are credible online pharmacies, such as those affiliated with physical stores (, for example), most are shady. Of the more than 7,000 online drugstores whose practices the NABP has reviewed, only about 3.5% appear to be legitimate. ...many rogue sites have expanded their offerings from drugs for sexual performance or weight loss to pain killers and other narcotics. Site operators often hide behind legitimate-looking storefronts, some of which appear to be based in Canada, whose regulatory system is similar to that of the U.S. In reality, they might be in China, Russia, the Middle East or elsewhere. Fortunately, I hadn't started taking these "pills." You can bet your bottom dollar I won't either! I'm on an established older medication that works, but the newer drug is supposed to be better. I may just keep taking what I'm currently on as I'm doing OK. One more thing, I canceled the credit card I used for this purchase. -Ray LOESCHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Our Nation's Birthday from a pyro view For over 50 years the 4th of July for me has meant long days, short nights and a lot of work. Some J4s were screaming hot, some were wet to the bone, and lots of them were frought with worry that we might not be ready to fire on time. With rare exception it was not possible to actually participate in the day's celebration, except of course as the last and closing event, FIREWORKS! After 7 years of J4s way out 900 miles west of Anchorage at Dutch Harbor, AK for the City of Unalaska, I had a change. With somewhat of a short notice we took on the City of Everett's 4th of July display. They had had several years of less than desirable fireworks. Someone in the industry back east told the City to call EFI and we would get it handled. Sheesh... with no apparent barges available, no pyro operator with that kind barge-fired very large format show experience, no apparent crew people left not assigned to a display, with little time for proper planning and choreography, we said OK we will try to put it together. I was basically the only option. So I got Jackie, who has an Alaska pyro License, to agree to do the display at Dutch. She has been there with me for several J4s and everybody up there liked her. I then called some marine industry contacts and found a barge and tug that would do it for the budgeted amount. Then I scrapped together some limited experience but willing people from the last training class. And, as all of you know, I called for any volunteers from the ranks of Bomber Alumni. Normal set-up and load time for a 1500 shell display on a barge would be 6-7 days at least, even with a very experienced crew. By the time we really got the set-up underway we had 4 days. But the crew really pitched in for long hours and Carol Peterson from Bomber class of ? (Sorry Carol with all that was going down that day I didn't write down your maiden name or class year) and her husband showed up on the 3rd and worked hard for several hours. Robert AVANT ('69 Bomber) was there all day the 3rd and the 4th. A bit after noon on the 3rd. the several thousand pounds of pyro materials arrived. Everybody worked late and by dark we were pretty ready to load. Since explosives cannot be left unattended I stayed there and loaded mortars all night. Ok... I will admit to 3, 20 minute catnaps in my car on the ramp with my I-phone alarm dragging me back to the barge. On the 4th everybody was at work early and one of the real heroes of the day was Robert AVANT. He didn't say much but followed directions and wired an incredible number of cues. He kept saying he had to leave early but I am quite sure he overstayed his time. THANK YOU Robert, I would be proud to have you on my crew anywhere, anytime. And, thanks to Carol Peterson and her husband for their valuable aid in setting up the finale mortars. The wind was blowing about 40 MPH when the barge moved out to the shoot site at 7:30 PM. We needed to be in place early so official patrol boats could get control of, and hold the safety zone open. I have a wind speed app in my I-phone and the wind died to less then 5 MPH by shoot time of 10:20. at 10:15 I called for the crew to get behind me and when the time on my I-Phone clicked over 10:20, I said "Fire One!" I kept the pace of the display moving and it lasted for 20 minutes with the finale. I looked around for my crew and found them all laying on their backs looking up! Everybody I spoke with said "best show Everett has ever seen". In our business if you start on time and provide good entertainment value... it is a success! But next 4th I will be back at Dutch Harbor. I love it up there summer and winter. (I also do their new Year's Eve display.) Chuck LOLLIS ('64) is another Bomber Alum who responded to my suggestion and worked for Phill at the Legends Casino J4 display. This display is another that came in nearly at the last minute. Phill is a well-experience Pyro. Chuck is a great guy and a fine worker and may have been bitten by the pyro bug and will I suspect, work on displays whenever he gets a chance. He will be welcome on any of them, anytime. We normally have enough trained assistants for J4 but this year three displays coming in close to the 4th stretched us a bit thin in places. My profound THANK YOU to all Bomber volunteers for this year's J4 displays. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From my office after a warm and busy weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy PORTER Cox ('61) Re: Phil BELCHER's ('51) comments (7/24) My hairdresser asked me why I always called Washington home (even my children still call Washington home) after living in Texas 27 years, and so I told her about growing up in a town that had sidewalks, play grounds, open doors, at home, all night in the summer to let the cool air in, overnight parties in back yards, playing games in the neighborhoods after dark, not locking the car, etc., etc. She was quiet for a long time & finally said that she had grown up in a very small rural town in Texas and everything was locked tight as a keg when the sun went down and that meant children, homes, cars, etc. To be back growing up in Richland those years with freedom to move around. Our children and grandchildren have missed much more than they realize! -Judy PORTER Cox ('61) ~ Georgetown, TX and 105 again today with no rain in sight, we are definitely in a BIG drought. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61) Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) asked "How can I see who is coming to this year's reunion?" The attendance link worked when I clicked on it, taking me to Perhaps some funny HTML gremlin was exhibiting itself when Mary tried it. -Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Happy Birthday (the big 6-Oh) Happy Birthday! Steven Vernon Porter ('69) on 07/25. -Bruce STRAND ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) Lance MERKLEY ('89) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Richard & William RATHVON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Oh them Bomber babes She's one of them big sisters that make up my memories of my Spalding years. What a famblie. Went to classes with her sis Nancy ('65) and have remained thankful that she (B-day girl) was one of those big sisters that tolerated us little kids even if we did spill our milk and act kinda silly compared to her more cosmo crowd. I guess I hafta say that most of the "older" kids treated us little ones pretty well in the day. Oh yeah, I've heard some stories from Brian ('65) that at least one kid from the b-day girl's class tormented him and another from the class of '60 did the same but hey... ya gotta take the good with the bad. I'll bet it was the water tower that attracted those kids to him... Funny, I've become close friends with all of BJ's former nemeses... wonder what that says about me????? Well I just wanna be sure that the Birthday Girl has a wonderful special day and wish Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on July 27, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: LPs of Bomber band If you send them to me, I'll digitize the albums and make them available to other Bombers. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lance MERKLEY ('89) Re: Help Richland Alumni WIN $1,000,000 I am a Finalist the "Gain - Smell like a million bucks contest". My video was selected out of 1,200 entries to be in the top 25 for the final vote. We need your help with votes July 26th thru August 1st. To view the video you must have a Facebook account and you may vote one time per day, per Facebook user. Click to view the video on Facebook View the clip, click "VOTE" and enter the security code (This is just to ensure that a computer isn't cheating with multiple entries.) Gain is also giving prizes to people who vote. To see all the behind the scenes photos or to register for a SECURE daily reminder e-mail visit See our Gain Family photo at: Let's all help a Bomber WIN. Thank you for your support. -Lance MERKLEY ('89) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Lenora HUGHES ('55) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Although she is not a member of The Class of '54; I'm gonna tip the ol' propeller beanie in her honor. And, I think that this one is her 21st so she can go to the Uptown Tavern (legally) with Lefty. So, let's hear a big birthday cheer for Laura Dean KIRBY ('55). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are now complaining about not having 90 days. It was bad enough when they were bemoaning the lack of 80 days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) It is time for another luncheon in Las Vegas, NV. Hope we have a good turn-out. We do have a great time when we all get together. DATE: August 6, 2011 TIME: 12 NOON PLACE: Macayo Vegas Mexican Restaurant, 8245 West Sahara Av. Please come and join us. Guests are more than welcome. -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Tri-City Herald Photo from the 1950s or so the caption indicates. I believe it is a 1943-1944 picture. Take a peek to see if you can identify the lady! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Lance MERKLEY ('89) Re: GAIN million dollar contest Hey, Lance - Your video bid for the GAIN $1,000,000 contest was great! There was a little glitch in your instructions for getting to the video. When I clicked on a bunch of videos came up. Had to search for yours by name -- "Lance M." I have signed up for your daily reminders, and will vote every day. Wish you would have posted this to the Sandstorm earlier, since I see the voting started on July 18th!! Good luck -- and remember, it's always nice to share with others!!! ;-) -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Lenora HUGHES ('55) David RIVERS ('65), John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Everyone who responded for my plea for help in finding the attendees for this year's Club 40 bash: THANKS! I'll swear I hit the buttons at the bottom of the Sandstorm page correctly, but think one of the responders "gremlins" were giving the old lady a bad time! I now know, thanks to everyone and Bomber Cheers to all! -Mary TRIEM Mowery, a '47 Bomber **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) I want to wish my brother, Tom HUGHES ('56), a wonderful birthday. Hope you are enjoying your trip to Europe. I expect to hear from you when you get back! Love you tons! Your sister, Lenora -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber guys got it too Well, I don't know who the lovely lady is in the picture BEHYMER ('64) sent yesterday, but I would like to know what happened to the '40 Merc she was showing off! Now I normally am a Merc lover, but Ford really messed up with the '40. Look at that boxy top and tell me that it in any way compares to the beautiful line of the '40 Ford Coupe or even the '40 Ford Sedan... to me that wonderful back line (of the Ford coupe) is one of the prettiest lines of any car ever made... If ya don't believe me, pop over the Doc 40's ('65-'67) and check his out... that is if you can find it under all the stuff he has piled on it since he went back to riding Honda 50s again (yeah Jimmie... you bad... you bad... you Nationwide)... you may want to call first since the theft of the trailer that occurred out at the ranch... Steven's ('08) Dog may be in attack mode these dayz. But rat now I gotta say an HB to a Bomber that has known me longer than almost anybody else in Bomberdom (along with his sis ('55)). I'm sure he has some stories I don't want told so I gotta be sure and remember him each and every year! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tom HUGHES ('56) on July 29, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Club 40's annual meeting/reunion/party for 2011 is fast approaching, September 9th & 10th. This year's party will be held once again at the Red Lion Hotel and is "Pre-Register Only" so be sure to get your registration sent in before August 25th (absolute final date) Postmarks do not count so be sure to allow plenty of time for the "snail mail". Registration forms can be found on the Club 40 website, along with an updated list of attendees and activity calendar. The hotel has set aside a block of 50 rooms for our group at $89.95 and they are going fast. When you call in for your reservations please be sure to tell the hotel you are with Club 40 to get this special rate. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me any time. I, along with your officers and class reps are looking forward to seeing you and enjoying another fantastic reunion/party. -John ZIMMER ('66), "YOUR" Club 40 President ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan CROSS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne MYERS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Nobody does it like Bombers I know your experience has been much the same. People marvel at the way we Bombers stick together. I don't know any other town where kids are there for each other the way Bombers are. The other day, I simply mentioned how cool I thought the black hat for the '66 reunion was and bingo... Dennis HASKINS ('66) (hey you gotta b-day commin' up too, man) fires one off in the mail. I put it on as soon as it arrived and no kidding, it made me look way younger... hey I don't make this stuff up... The other day my heart throb Katie SHEERAN ('61) gave me a heads up on the way cool shirt the class of '61 has for their reunion... a for sure runner-up to the one the class of '63 had for their 20th and again... as soon as they were available, my Neighborhood hero from my Spalding days, Jack GARDINER ('61) nabs one for me... now tell me that happens in Walla Walla... Pasco... Seattle or anywhere else other than possibly Oakridge or Los Alamos... it just don't happen kids... no way no how! So today, July 30, 2011 is the special day of an unsung hero that I give a whole lotta grief to over reunion dates, but who puts in a great deal of time and effort into our 5 year reunions... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gregor HANSON ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/2011 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick McCOY ('45) David RIVERS ('65) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: b'day & photo To: Kim RICHEY ('74) Happy birthday. Just 3 more years, then ... Club-40. To Gary BEHYMER ('64): The photo appears to be of Ina Deane FUNK ('44-RIP). -Dick McCOY, From the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm late I'm late for a very important date... no time to say hello, good-bye I'm late I'm late I'm late... dunno how I can get so behind on weekends... up early... off to the Donut Boyz... then crawl under a car... run from one project to the next and next thing I know I'm watching some movie about elves and dragons and remember it's birthday time... .arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... hope our special Bomber guy has a great day on this special day, July 31, 2011 (how does it get to be the end of July so fast????????) is it just me or is the world spinning way faster than it did when we were eight??? Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tom HEMPHILL ('62)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a great day! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Want to wish my big brudder, Tom HEMPHILL ('62), a Happy Birthday today. He is again four years older than I am ... at least for a few months. I am sorry we missed the BBQ and party planned in Vancouver to celebrate the occasion, but I will bring your present in a couple weeks when we meet at Drano Lake to catch a few Steelhead. Hope you had a great day. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2011 ~ August, 2011