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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 ~ 08/01/11 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALUMNI SANDSTORM 13 YEARS -- Time flies when you're havin' fun! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CRUM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann ENGEL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HASKINS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne PETERSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula SAUCIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim EDGAR ('79) 08/01/1998 - ALUMNI SANDSTORM STARTED Gary BEHYMER ('64) started it all with this: **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) To Gary BEHYMER ('64) In the 7/30 issue I entered the wrong name for the mystery photo. The correct name is Ina Deane (not Ima Jean) Funk ('44-RIP). she married Norman DAM ('45) but she unfortunately died quite young. -Dick McCOY ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So here I am with due "Belle Donne" from the GMC63 sharing a birthday, and I dont know which to list first. Me thinks the term for such a quandary is "being on the corns of a Dalmatian". I was going to use alphabetical by date of rank, but then I realized one of em has always been a front row kinda girl, she being only about 3'8". But she claims she can still dunk on the COLE twins ('63). She is half of one of those undividable duos like Crunch & Dez, Scotch & Soda, A&W, Cisco & Poncho and Rinse & Spit. The other is a South End treasure who you can always count on to raise your spirits in a heartbeat. I've known her since about 1950, which was shortly after Jerry KERN ('63) started shaving. Happy Birthday to Annie ENGEL Schafer ('63), who always will be half of Annie & Freddie, and to Mary Ann WEILAND ('63). -Jimbeaux P.S. They've got Pabst Blue Ribbon, they call it a "retro-beer", at Safeway for about $10.00 a half rack. That's about the same price Pook and I paid Kenny WRIGHT ('63) back in the eighth grade. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: More birthdays!!!!!!!!!!! Wow the first of August... whoooooooooooooosh time just rushes past... today, we have one of those wonderful Bomber-babes who had me swooning all during my sophomore year... I did a lotta swooning back then... and she was (is) just sooooooooo cool... the guy is a guy I've come to look forward to seeing every time I get to town... between the two of them they keep me very thankful for being a Bomber! I was so glad to see the babe a few weeks ago when a few Bombers got together to be with a dear friend and I was just so happy to see her... just don't get to enough these days... please join me in wishing Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) and Dennis HASKINS ('66) on their very special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet WILGUS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick STALEY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl HALL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Entered: Monday 08/01/2011 9:33:22am COMMENTS: There's nothing anywhere like this web site. Thanks to all who made it possible. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert AVANT ('69) Re: Anne Peterson ('69) Happy B-Day to "Annie" [on 9/1]. I always remeber you, Roy, Marge, Lisa, and the beagles -Robert AVANT ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra Anne CRANE ('71) LION/BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today and/or Tomorrow: Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This weekend the city of Silverton, OR, celebrates yet another Homer Davenport Fest. Why am I mentioning this, since it has nothing to do with Bombers? It is more of a family thing. My son Richard (3rd in line) has stepped up to head the festival for the second time. Another son, Sean (2nd), will be the 7:30 PM featured performer on the Main Stage. He and a friend will be doing something from a beetles song book, although why anyone would want to do insect music... wait a minute... I'm being informed that it is the other group of almost the same name. That's right, the lads from Liverpool: Paul, George, John and Pete. There are those that claim the later addition to the group, one Mr. Starkey, is really an interloper. Oh well, I digress. In addition, my wife, Karyl, and I will be driving small passenger carrying vehicles about the festival grounds. Not at the same time, nor the same vehicle. So, if you've a mind to, do as some game-shown host said: "Come on down!" Silverton is just a few miles east of Salem, OR, and there are at least 3 freeway exits that will point you in the right direction. And a belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the Alumni Sandstorm's birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR just up the road from Silverton, where the weather promises to be decent for the weekend's activities. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The best laid plans Well, I did it again... read "August 2" and wrote "August 3" on my yellow sticky... So I missed the first Kadlec baby's birthday on August 2, 2011... but belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ed QUIGLEY ('62)... Sorry, man... "it won't happen again" and "the check's in the mail". But today I gotta remember the guy who brings us the weekly grain price report and has the largest collection of Bomber memorabilia in the world... Even larger than mine which is saying a lot... I've been called the keeper of everything Bomber, from banners to Desert Inn Cabana keys... but I can't hold a candle to this guy... It's not his birthday but it is a very important day(s) for him and his favorite Lion... did I tell ya about the time I was getting a Bomber tattoo over in Pasco and every lion in the world was gathered across the street from the tattoo parlor? That little bitty tattoo on my leg felt as tho it was the size of a billboard... was sure I was gonna relive the night HARRAH ('65) and I got jumped by a bunch of guys in Yakima when we got lost after a basketball game... it was all in my mind tho... they didn't even notice me in my "nuke-em" shirt... (Reminds me of MADDY ('67) going down to see certain groups of visitors to his little haven in Hawaii get off the boats wearing his nuke em shirt... )... so anyway, this Bomber has been with his lady for a buncha years and they will be celebrating their special days on August 3-4, 2011 so HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Gary ('64) and ['65 Lion] Janice BEHYMER!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Speaking of Sandstorm anniversaries ... At the bottom of this post, you will find my post from the Sandstorm of 8/10/2000. Here's what happened next: On May 7, 2001, 3:37am, Thomas PEASHKA ('68) (who was living in Spokane -- I was living in Richland), couldn't sleep. He Googled his band name, "Isle of Phyve" -- just an idle thing to do while trying to fall back to sleep, or wake up all the way & get started on his day. The 'hit' he came up with was my Sandstorm post, below. He responded with an e-mail note to me (answering the question I had posed in my post.) He & I started e-mailing regularly, then talking on the phone. I was getting ready (in May, 2001) to leave for Spokane that August to do some post graduate work. I ended up attending the same church in Spokane as he & his then 5th grade son did. Nikolai (the son) and I 'fell in love' immediately -- I became (his name for me), his "soul Mom." Thomas & I became close friends. In fact, he was my sponsor as I completed the process of joining the Catholic Church. Although I returned to Richland in December of 2001, I visited Nikolai and Thomas often between February, 2002 and May, 2002, when I moved back to Spokane. Life went along ... and March 17, 2004, Thomas and I were married in that same church (St. Augustine's). Nikolai was the best man. (By that time, he was calling me just plain "Mom".) In July 2005, we moved to our little farm place here in Idaho, and launched a whole new life and way of living. Anyway, I love so many things about the Sandstorm that I can't list them all here. But my two BIGGEST thank you's for the Sandstorm (and Gary, Maren, Richard) are a happy one and a hard one: (1) Being the vehicle that was used in the round-about way described above, to bring Thomas and me together (2) Being the vehicle that allowed for incredible support both via direct email, and via the response the Harlan FOOTE's ('61-RIP 2/18/10) CaringBridge.Org site during and after the time I (along with Thomas and my kids) provided end-of-life care for him. That was/is, without doubt, the hugest pain I have every suffered -- and the Bomber hands reaching out to me/us, and folding in prayer for me/us had so much to do with our making it through. (P.S. - Thanks to Maren for telling me about CaringBridge.Org in the first place. What a God-send!) So please read below, just for a little jaunt back down memory lane with me (can't believe it's been 11 years since I wrote those words!) And CELEBRATE and GIVE THANKS for THE SANDSTORM with me!! Thank you for being here, my Bomber compatriots!!! With great affection, Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, Idaho 8/10/2000 Alumni Sandstorm: "From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Re: Bands of the '60s To: Rick VALENTINE ('68) I did not know the Pastels were from "out of town" (Pasco.) Wow! I, too, remember seeing Paul Revere and the Raiders at the Richland Roller Rink (that's the way I remember the name from the '60s -- different from what YOU called it, the Roller Bowl). That was so cool -- but think how lousy the acoustics must have been. Nobody seemed to care, though! Maybe someone has already mentioned this, but remember "The Isle of Phyve" (spelling??) -- Randy FULLMER, Tom PEASHKA (I think) and .... who else? And what was the name of the band in which Keith GOSNEY ('66??) played? Also, the band Larry HORNE ('68) played in?? How much did those bands get paid for playing at our proms, etc., in the late '60s -- anybody know?" -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: aka Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DALL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judie HEID ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenifer LEITZ ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margy BROUNS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BREEDLOVE ('71) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Yesterday/Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) married Janis Cook ('65 Lion) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) & Mary BENNETT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To further the clarification of muddy waters; the official title of this weekend's fun in Silverton, OR, is "Homer Davenport Community Festival". It runs from 11am to 10pm Friday and Saturday, August 5th and 6th and from 11am to 6pm Sunday, August 7th. My 3rd son, Richard, is President of the Festival Committee (and I thought committees were chaired, not presided, oh well). The name of my 2nd son's, Sean, group is "Glass Onion." They will be performing from 7:30pm to 9pm, Friday, the 5th, on the Main Stage which is located in Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton. My wife, Karyl, will be operating the transporter on Saturday, the 7th; and I will be at the wheel on Friday the 6th, from 11am to 2pm. This will be the only transporter on the festival grounds, so, hopefully, it will be hard to miss (and we drivers will also try to miss whatever may be in the way). Enough of that. I have also learned that somewhere around the first of this month Al Gore discovered the Internet which has made all this communication possible. I had heard it was something like the 20th anniversary of the founding. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in sunny and warm Mount Angel, OR where the Weather Channel predicts pleasant temperatures and no rain for this weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) To: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Happy Birthday little brother. Hope you have a great birthday. Oh - can't remember which came first - Lard Head or Little Yellow Panties - oh well - we both know who's older :) Hope your day is great!!! -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) What are the chances? So I'm at Ghandi Mart checking out the Racing Form and see a slam dunk Trifecta in the 3rd race for Today (Thursday). It's like the clouds parted and I'm that much closer to rolling it, rather than just stepping in it. It's almost like there was some form of divine intervention, who wouldn't choose Mister Bomber, JCP's Favorite Sea Gull and Chesty's Boy Jimmy. Happy Birthday to Roger FISHBACK ('62), Ken DALL ('64) and Jim HEIDELBAUGH ('65). There's a sure winner on Friday, put your money on Campbells Soup Girl. Happy Birthday a day early to Sue Nussbaum. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big middle and little kids These birthdays just seem to keep rolling in. Today we gotta big kid, a middle sized kid and a little kid who would never eat his porridge... The big kid was very nice to me last year when they had me "announce" the basketball game... it must have been agony for him and Gary WEBB ('64) to sit there with a guy who thinks a slam dunk is something you do with spudnuts! I mean all those guys looked alike going up and down the floor and besides they were all Bombers... "and now folks the Bombers steal from the Bombers and number 5 glides down the floor and he's up and it's a hole in one... no an eagle... no a birdy... no wait a touch- back... " But hey it's all in fun... right? Then there's the middle kid who I enjoyed watching in Speech class so much... this guy was a class act and his impromptu talks were just the best... never on subject but always entertaining! Finally we have the kid who got in trouble for tearing the picture out of Life Magazine, of Normie Grabouski munching on a cheeseburger in the "Kookie Kar" before it was even on 77 Sunset Strip... and gluing it... yes... not pinning it... gluing it to his bedroom wall. Haven't seen Normie in a few years since people stopped paying his way to the major car shows... sure do miss him cuz he is still one funny dude... I do have two of his skull gear shift knobs that are now worth about halfagazzillion dollars but are way too cool to sell. Used to love him showing the ladies his anatomically correct rocking horses... he'd lift the tail and flop... the ladies would faint... well ok... maybe correct is the wrong word... he may have exaggerated just a little on the size... but then again I haven't heard from the little kid b-day boy hisself since mid-may... maybe I called him a big fat liar just one time too often... or maybe I forgot to acknowledge that he has known the divine Ms. HOFF ('64) way longer than I have often enough... (geez... sounds like a Willie Nelson song... Maybe I didn't something quite as often as I could have... ) so anyway let's wish a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Roger FISHBACK ('62), Ken(ny) DALL ('64) and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) on August 4th, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Jim NOLAND ('64-RIP) golf tourney The Jim NOLAND Foundation first annual golf tourney is planned for Friday August 12th at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick. I apologize for the late notice, but there is still time to enter if interested. I have attached an entry form to be submitted to the golf course. You will need to respond by August 8th, even though the form says August 2nd. The tourney begins at 1pm and is followed by a prime rib and salmon dinner. Please join Jim's friends and family for a fun day on the links with dinner afterwards. The proceeds go to the Jim NOLAND foundation which provides scholarships for Tri-City area students. Hope to see some of the Bombers out there, -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue ERICKSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCUE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki LOWE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A final clarification (I hope). Having spoken with the President of the Committee, I have learned that my driving will not be on the Festival grounds. Instead I will be driving the shuttle from downtown Silverton to the Festival grounds. This should prove to be fun, and hopefully the streets will be free of parade obstacles. Oh, yes, there is a parade beginning at the old high school at 10am on Saturday. For those who are so inclined, the Homer Classic 8K run and 2K run/walk is also on Saturday beginning at 8:30am. The Silverton Poker Run starts at 11am on Sunday at the Salem Harley-Davidson Store (last bike leaves at noon). And if you really want to push it, the Davenport Races begin at Noon on Main Street (you actually get to push someone in a davenport). Wonder if there is an opening for die-hard couch- potatoes? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Area BBQ HELLO AGAIN BOMBER FRIENDS... This is another reminder that we will have a GRAND BBQ/Potluck.. WHEN: SATURDAY - AUGUST 20 TIME: 1 PM till we decide to quite telling stories WHERE: Todd ('62) & Cindy O'MEALY's Home on the Washougal River 192 Laural Lane, Washougal, WA 98671 WHO: Bombers and friends are all invited. WHAT TO BRING: It's a "POTLUCK" so bring a side dish of something - salad - chips - beans - desert - whatever?? Bring your favorite drinks as well. WHY: Because we still have some stories to hear and tell. HOW Do you get there? Take Highway 14 - Washington side of the Columbia River - West from Vancouver East of Camas, take the 15th Street Exit - Washougal River Recreation Area. On 15th Street you will also see a Pendleton Woolen Mill sign on the left-side. Once you turn onto 15th... just stay on this road. It will turn to 17th automatically & then become Washougal River Rd. Enjoy the beautiful river road for 10 miles. Look for mile post 10. You will see an intersection sign... This is Laurel Lane. Turn Right. You will know when you are close once you pass Cape Sky Horn School on the left and a little further down the road, Mercentile Store will be on your right. At the intersection the American Legion Hall is on the left. You will turn right! (Laurel Lane) You can only go one block and you will see... Yes... There is another Laurel Lane. This time turn left! Go down the road five houses to.. 192 Laurel Lane... If you get lost, call us at the Mercantile Store and someone will come get you! 360-837-3618 (Your cell phone will not work unless you have Nextel) You can Get a map from Map Quest PLEASE RSVP -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh Gotta leave in a few for a dinner on the strip... dunno if I've ever mentioned it but I hate going on the strip. It is one of my least favorite things. This is in a big fancy mall that I hate to go to because I can't find my way around it at all. The restaurant is unfindable and I'll be lucky to get there on time... I'd follow my partner but he uses Valet and I can't cuz I don't want some kid finding my gun under the seat... guess I could just drive in the heat with my jacket on so I can just keep the gun under my jacket rather than leave it in the car... but not too long ago some guy got shot here at COSTCO cuz an employee noticed his gun and things got crazy... as I said... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... So, anyway gotta big kid birthday one of them awesome big sis's that I was always swooning over... like I said about Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) the other day... I did a lotta swooning... oh... by the way, Jimbeaux ('63), saying HB before the birthday doesn't count... if it did I wouldn't have had to sweat out not missing one of the WEIHERMILLER (too many classes to note) girls' days... coulda just called them out early... so don't think you beat me to the punch... and betting on horses... come on... next you'll be telling us about all the beads and lifting your shirt so people will throw dollars your way to feed your gambling habit... oh you poor lost soul... well ok... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Susan NUSSBAUM ('63) on August 5, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/11 ~ HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) David RIVERS ('65), John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline WESTOVER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay LYNCH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tomi McKINNON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SHEERAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HARMON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: Silverton Festival To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hi, Bob or Mike or ??? I wish we could be there, enjoy the festival and maybe even ride with you on your bus. We have stayed in Silverton in our RV on two different occasions, just because we like the area and enjoy the countryside and people. The first time we were there, Silverton was having their annual wine and jazz festival; lots of fun. We have had a good German lunch and beer at the Bavarian Restaurant where you live, Mt. Angel. The last time we were in the area was during tulip season and enjoyed the cacophony of colors in the fields. We hope to get up there again next year and perhaps we could join up with you in Mt. Angel for some sauerkraut and beer. Bomber's Cheers, -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) Re: Class of '79 Just thought you'd like to know: Michael HAYS, Col-Hi Class of '79 (and Bomber Drum Major) will perform at Tagaris Summer Concert Series with award-winning Sammy Eubanks Band on Friday and Saturday, August 12-13, 7-10:30 p.m. ( See you there! Enjoy! -Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My kinda guy Well I got to see the birthday boy for a few this summer in June... no real time to sit down and compare notes over the last five or so years... but it was still good to see him at the Mike (no pun intended) at his reunion... well not just his a korse... the class a '66's... not to say that it wasn't good to see everyone that night... I just got pictures from Cecilia ('65) with pictures of Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) in a hat I hope was something he found in a closet and threw away right away... at first I thought they musta been from the first night of the '66 reunion but then realized she didn't make it over the first night either... no idea where that picture came from... anyway, the b-day boy is one of my heroes for more reasons than one... besides... the guy's got 4 sisters... I mean four... dang... so Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike SHEERAN ('66) on August 6, 2011!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 event - 2011 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 ~ 08/07/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Tony DURAN ('55), Lois WEYERTS ('56) David DOUGLAS (62), Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOBO ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RANLETT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('77) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Happy Anniversary Happy Anniversary to my Dear wife, Sylvia PLUMB ('56), for 54 years of true friendship and love. You will always be my best friend. *LOL* -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56) Re: Class of '56 - our 55th reunion is fast approaching ATTENTION CLASS OF '56: Just a quick reminder that you have about two weeks left to get your registration form in so that you can attend our 55th year reunion. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there. Even if you choose not to attend the other Club 40 events, you must fill out the registration form concerning our own celebration at the Hampton Inn on Saturday, September 10, from 1:30 to 4:00. The cost for one person is $20 and for a couple it is $35. You must also include the $5 yearly dues that helps to pay for publicity, materials,etc. The form can be downloaded from the Club 40 website. We also have some very sad news. Roma HARROLD Jensen ('57) Larry HARROLD's ('56) sister, died unexpectedly at her home from a heart attack on Wednesday, August 3. There are no more details at this time. We will miss her as will all her children and grandchildren. Please pray for comfort and peace for her family. -Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56) ~ Sad in sunny Richland. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS (62) Dorothy Douglas, a Bomber mom, passed away Sunday evening, July 31, one day after her 93rd birthday. All four of her sons S. W. "Walker" Douglas ('57), David Douglas ('62), James Douglas ('72) and Marc Douglas ('76) all graduated from Col-Hi. All four of us were together with her to celebrate Mothers Day, and will be together again to celebrate her life on Wednesday, August 10. Mom gave each of her sons a scrapbook of family history, pictures and mementos when we married. (I was the last one to get his for some reason.) She included newspaper and other clippings that mentioned us. Looking through my scrapbook tonight, I ran across an old Sandstorm which included the article that I was the first sophomore in its history admitted to the Sandstorm staff. My one claim to fame! She was a great mom. We will all miss her. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Kaneohe, HI **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Bob/Mike in Mt. Angel, OR Hope you are having a great time... the weather is super! I went to the festival last year and rode in a '67 Chevy conversable... a friend of mine was born and raised in Mt. Angel and belongs to a car club that is part of the group that shows up there every year. I missed it this year... had to work all week-end! Maybe next year when I'm hopefully retired!!! Take care, -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Salem, OR where the sun is shining and kids are playing in the pool outside my apt! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Crunch and Dez As Jimbeaux ('63) mentioned on her birthday the other day, before he went off on his gambling spree, there are some things that just go together... One year I gave a little account of this couple (purely made up) and was quickly corrected by the Bomber-babe of the two... the real story wasn't quite the way I described it but it ended up a very romantic story none the less. I admired these two for a very long time and still admire what they had together and what remains cannot be taken away no matter how much time passes... I still swoon for her and always will... and I will always consider him my dear friend (not that I don't consider her the same)... so HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Freddie SCHAFER ('63-RIP) and Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) on August 7, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you two! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Art NELSON - Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57) David RIVERS ('65) Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RANLETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug DUNCAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy EDGAR ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HARDEN ('96) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) & Kathie MOORE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Roma HARROLD Jensen ('57) It was with a very heavy heart that I read Lois HARROLD's ('56) note about Roma's passing last Wednesday. I had been thinking about getting together with her for our annual cup of coffee or tea and was planning on calling her this week. I am going to miss her great smile and my "Roma hugs"... May god bless Roma and her family in this time of sorrow. I am going to miss you Roma. Big Bomber Hugs, -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: nuther anniversary! Go! I'm gonna wake you up early cause I'm gonna take a ride with you. We're goin' down to the Honda shop, I'll tell you what we're gonna do. Put on a ragged sweatshirt, I'll take you where you want me to... huh? Doc 40 doesn't ride a Honda? Oh Harley... silly me... I've always wondered how I could live a few blocks from this guy and not meet him till we were 15... well... who cares now... I love him like family! He is family! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) on August 8, 2011!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Happy Anniversary Jim and Kathie Adair Hope I'm not too late to post this entry. Just want to wish my brother, Jim ADAIR ('66) and Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) a very Happy Anniversary and congrats to a match made in Heaven. My, my hasn't 23 years of bliss gone by way too fast!!! Sure am glad Kat joined the Adairs when she did. Love you two. Your little sis, -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/11 ~ NAGASAKI ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Rex HUNT ('53wb), Dave MILLER ('67) Robert AVANT ('69), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay WEAR ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) "NOW" A while back there was a discourse on what is "NOW"? I came across this while cleaning up some papers of my deceased wife. I have no idea where she got it but thought it significant enough to send along. Shadow Of Time! The shadow, by my finger cast; divides the future from the past: Before it, sleeps the unborn hour; in darkness and beyond thy power. Behind its unreturning line. the vanishing hour, no longer thine: One hour alone is in thy hands, ------ the "now" on which the shadow stands. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from mind boggling hot Hanford, CA PS The past may be past but the Sandstorm helps us relive it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: just stuff Hi Folks. My wife and I are going to drive to Astoria, OR this Thursday and visit my brother Ron and his wife who just moved from 10,000 ft. in Marble, CO to sea level. Oldest American city on the west coast, 200 years. Anybody close around there? At the end of March we were house sitting again for my brother- in-law in Tacoma near Brown's Point. My brother Mike ('69) said to check out the bakery, book store and restaurant in Black Diamond which is east of Tacoma about 30 miles. It is a coal mining town in Washington but most everything was closed except for the bakery/restaurant, as it was to early in the year. Talked to an interesting guy who was doing sprinkler line was the one to who restored the old steam engine that used to pull the coal cars out of the mine. His name of course was Gomer and his father was Welsh miner who came to the US in 1917. I was reading a book from the library by Homer Hickam called the Dinosaur Hunters and reading about some of the other books by him I discovered also wrote about coal mines in West Virginia. The book was called Rocket Boys and after the movie was made was renamed October Sky, also several others. Very interesting author and after Vietnam and college worked for NASA and being a diver wrote about U-boats off the east coast during WW2. The book was Torpedo Junction and very good. Usually when I find an author I like I read everything by that person, so to the retired Coast Guard Lt. Commander check his books out. I also read another very good book about Marines in Vietnam called Matterhorn by Karl Marlates that only took him 30 years to write, which I can well understand since it changed all our lives. Who thought that in 1965 when I and friends talked about getting drafted, that we all thought the police action would be over long before we graduated. Peace folks. -Dave MILLER ('67 and four years navy '67-'71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert AVANT ('69) Re: Bella the runt and other obligations I really want to wish all of my classmates that have been fated to enter thier 7th decade a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more reunions. There was a time ago when I wrote about Bella, runt of litter that Maggie, The Magnificent, had picked up when the pup was about 15 minutes old and wedged her between siblings and put her on a teat. We took her and brought her home to be part of the family that missed Daisy so much. She was a very high strung dog and when we took her to the vet they had to muzzle her just to get her examined and get her shots. Then came the time when it was time to relieve her of the burden of motherhood. I took her into the vet and she had her tail between her legs and seemed VERY anxious. I got a call from the vet, who was Phi Beta Kappa at WSU, and said she had done great during the surgery. He made a point of telling me that he had given her a shot to relax her prior to being anesthetized and become totally relaxed. He said her true nature came out where she just loved everybody and accepted their love in return and was not frightened at all. It is amazing how much we can learn from "dumb" animals. How much we have learned and how much we have forgotten. Thank you for your indulgence. -Robert AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Bomber Birthday Happy Birthday to my big sis, Gay WEAR Miller ('69) on August 9th. Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Waiting for our 40 year reunion this weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Eli BARR - Class of 2010 ~ 1989 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Floyd MELTON ('57) Steve CARSON ('58), Carol CARSON ('60) Lynn JOHNSON ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen BARTLETT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGRATH ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod COLLINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob GOEHRING ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** SHARING... FROM THE EDITOR: Pictures sent to me by a Bomber who didn't think Bombers might want to see them. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: Bomber History [Yesterday] On this day in history, August 9, 1945, a B-29 Superfortress piloted by Maj. Charles W. Sweeney of the U.S. Air Force drops "Fat Man"a five ton atomic bomb equivalent to 75 million sticks of dynamiteon the Japanese port city Nagasaki. Only three days earlier the Enola Gay became the first aircraft to use an atomic bomb in warfare when it dropped a similar bomb ("Little Boy") on Hiroshima. A lot of Richland folks of yore, helped get it done! Cheers, -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Weather I have two things to comment about or should I say get off my chest; first is about this global warming thing. I remember back to the good old days in Bomber Land where summer started about the end of May first of June and the temperature would climb to the 80s, 90s and 100s, that was summer. We were out playing, riding our bikes, running through the irrigation water coming from the sprinkler in those days and even once in a while we got to go to the old swimming pool in Howard Amon Park. Now here it is the 8th of August and at 2pm it was 64 here in green Eugene, OR; so much for global warming. I do think we have had 6 or 8 days this year in the upper 70s lower 80s; so much for summer here. The other thing that has been on my mind is all this fuss about the high temperatures around the nation, I remember back from July 5th to the middle or end of August, 1971 that the temperature in Bomber Land was over 100 everyday during that period. I remember because I broke my leg and was in a toe to hip cast, melting my leg away. Some of us had air conditioning by then but back when I was younger all we had was a fan if we were lucky; some had swamp coolers that just made one sweat. We did not think anything about it being hot; it was summer and we were enjoying the hot weather. I remember working at Westgate Conoco on the hot blacktop with air temperature at 110 and did not think much about it. I never remember us hitting the news like those who are warm are now. Guess we were just too close to the reactors, glowed in the night, and did not know the difference. Which reminds me what about the winds in Bomber Land; a 70 mph wind is common and gusts close to 100 have happened with no national coverage. Anywhere else it would be classified as a hurricane or tornado, go figure. That is enough, now I will set back and see the comments. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Rex HUNT ('53) Beautiful verse... thanks for sharing. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ~ Chicago **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) To: Rex HUNT ('53) Thank you for sharing the poem you found in your wife's belongings. It was beautiful and meaningful to me. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ from Lynnwood, WA where the weather is perfect this month (so far) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Re: another Bomber mom (RIP) For those of you who knew my mother, Phyllis Smith Johnson (RIP), she died on August 2 in a nursing home in Issaquah, WA. She had been living there about six months. She was 91. My immediate family and that of my sister, Kay JOHNSON Wilson (61), gathered that week to tell stories of her life and to drink a few toasts to her. -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) ~ Sherwood, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) I came across an old Alumni Sandstorm entry written by Jo Miles ('64) a number of years ago concerning Jim Spencer ('62-RIP) and a broken nose. While Jim is remembered as a great baseball player I remember him as carrying a big stick on the golf course. He was an early user of a driver with a fiberglass shaft. The flex on it was similar to a fishing fly rod but 'man o' man' could he ever hit it. This is a FYI for all of us who did not realize that Jim's son, Sean, had a short stint in the major leagues. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: You are my Special Angel Hadda start this little message with one of my favorite Bobby Helms songs. When I went to Vietnam, I cut all female ties. Just wasn't interested in getting one a them Ferlin Husky "Dear John... Oh how I hate to write... " letters... I know my name ain't John... but you know what I mean... about that time "Billy and Sue" was one of my favorite songs by BJ Thomas and Billy's name wuzn't John either... so anyway, this girl was the only girl who wrote me while I wuz in Vietnam. Brian JOHNSON ('65) was always there too (in letters)... funny how these things stick with you... Like I've always wondered why I carried C. MOORE's ('65) and Billy SIMMONS' ('65WB) pictures in Vietnam... I still have this water buffalo hide wallet with those pictures in it... I mean C. Moore was Pierre's ('65) girlfriend for crimanny sakes and I hadn't seen Billy since 9th grade... won't soon forget walking in to a small PX in DaNang while waiting to go home... don't recall how long we hadda stay in DaNang... I think it was only a day or two... all the guys who were still alive that I went over with were there too... I got all spiffed up for the ride home and was standing in line to check out with whatever I had bought and I heard a guy behind me talking... without even seeing his face I whirled around and said : "Billy Simmons!"... he hadn't changed a bit. But this ain't about C. Moore (tho she's still very dear to me) or Billy (ain't seen him since)... this is about that special girl who was always there for me so many years ago... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) on August 10, 2011!!!!!!!!! It was great seeing you this summer! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Wally WHITNEY ('70-RIP) has left this plane of existence... a good guy, now gone. Them Cottonwood boys are taking an early exit, it seems. -Dan LAYBOURN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Author Homer Hickam, mentioned in Dave MILLER's ('67) recent post, is a friend of mine here in Huntsville, AL. Great guy, a jogger, does a lot of volunteer non-profit work, especially for the local Land Trust, of which I am a long-time board member. Rocket Boys is a favorite of mine. -Mike DALEN ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George STEPHENS ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Bomberville visit My wife, Sylvia PLUMB ('56), and I will be in Richland August 11- 15th. We will be staying at the Red Lion where we are having a family reunion and we plan to tour some of the homes that Sylvia and I used to live in while were going to school in Richland. Our families will coming from New York, California, Alaska, Kansas, Oregon, Oklahoma and of course Washington. Hope to tell them some Bomber history stories and even get them to the Spudnut Shop. Should be lots of fun. -Tony DURAN ('55) ~ Wichita, KS where its been HOT! HOT! HOT! At least 105 for over a month.. might get some rain today. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Lavender in Texas to whoever sent the pictures of all that lavender to the Sandstorm editor, they were absolutely beautiful! of course i really like lavender. where are they located? who sent them in? sorry about my typing.... i'm such a clust with typing only with my left hand. don't ever break a wrist that you rely on for everything, lol. very inconvenient! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA not very warm at all **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: temps and winds in Richland I remember the hot, hot summers in Richland, but it didn't seem to bother us, as kids, we just played outside, ran through sprinklers, went down to the "big pool" and played outside til street lights came on (that was our curfew), and, sometimes, we'd also sleep outside. We didn't have a/c or a swamp cooler, just opened the windows and hoped for a breeze to cool the house off at nights. Didn't help, though. The heat really bothered my mom... she'd put tin foil on all the windows, close all the curtains and drapes, put a "soaker" hose on the roof, hoping it would cool down the attic (didn't help one blasted bit... good thing they didn't pay for water, back then...*grin*). As for the winds... hated them... between blowing the dust all over and not being able to see and stinging bare legs, it just about blew you down... to this day, I hate the wind... puts my "teeth on edge". -Linda REINING ('64) ~ warm in Bakersfield, CA and triple digits are predicted for next week, just in time for kids to go back to hot classrooms! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) To: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Global Warming... While there is some worthy debate about the issue (and the skeptics' research and analysis needs to be aired rather than summarily dismissed), there was one news item in Seattle recently I found amusing. My wife, Pam HUNT ('66), and I were over there for a few days three weeks ago with our granddaughter Jazmyn. (Jazmyn's mother was in UW hospital for serious surgery.) One weather person announced that, so far this year, Seattle had experienced 78 minutes of summer... On another topic: It has always been a mixed-emotion feeling that I share my birthday with the second atomic bomb dropping in Japan. When the news media begin their reminders of the two bombs, I can see the photo of the headlines on the local paper about how Hanford had participated in those events. I don't intend to resurrect the "Proud of the Cloud" debate, but I just finished a relatively new book that gave me another piece of history. "Unbroken" By Laura Hillenbrand, author of "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" tells the story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic medalist track star. The story is about his experiences in WW2 in the Japanese POW camps. If you know anything about what happened in those camps, you'll know it is a brutal book. But the thing that struck me relative to the A-bombs was what happened in the POW camps. As the Allies were closing in on Japan, the Japanese executed incredibly horrible kill-all orders on those camps in danger of being liberated. Louie's camp was scheduled for that extremity on August 22nd. When the Emperor surrendered, instead of executing the order, the guards abandoned the camps. Aside from that part, the story is about Zamperini's courage in facing the brutality and the destruction it wreaked in his life after the war. The most amazing part, though, was what happened to him that sent him back to Japan to find the worst of those guards and meet with him. Well worth reading. -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Ken FREE ('59), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Patti JONES ('60), Judy PORTER ('61) Donni CLARK ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bart LONGMORE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty SPENCER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat SAENZ ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Aaron ROBERTS ('66) & Robbin Ruth HENDERSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken FREE ('59) Re: Randy FREE ('61-RIP) Randy FREE ('61) passed away Wednesday August 9, 2011. He moved to Richland with his parents when he was one year old. He attended Columbia High School along with his two brothers Ken FREE ('59) and Jerry FREE ('62). He was an outstanding athlete and was a starting forward for Art Dawald's Richland Bombers. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Randy led an adventuresome life along with many misadventures. Randy was very grateful and overwhelmed by the outpouring letters, cards, pictures, and visits he received from family, Richland Bombers, Marine Corps buddies, and life-long friends during the last month of his life. He fought a courageous battle with cancer before moving on. -Ken FREE ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Club 40 Wow...I got lucky this year and find Club 40 is on a free weekend for me [September 9, 10, and 11 2011]. So Jackie and I will be there. And we will bring a book or two of pictures of our adventures in pyro and travel. Now let's see... where did I put that registration form? Some days I feel like I am almost 70 years old, but most of the time I am able to not act like it yet. I still do many of the things I did 30 years ago... but... sigh... It is not as easy or as painless as it was back then. We found a really low cost flight on AlaskAir and so we will be in Honolulu August 24th to 27th to visit daughter Sandra and grandson Lee. Oddly enough, the fare is from Anchorage to Honolulu and return, and I had already bought round trip tickets to Anchorage to work with Jackie on the annual Houston Founders Day display on Saturday, August 20th. If any of you are in the neighborhood is it a quite large display and worth seeing. If any of you do come by we are on the hill above the Houston Fire Station, come up and say hi. By the way, it is fun and interesting to read the writings of some of you nearly ancient Bomber Alums. I was still quite young during the mid to late '40s and reading your observations of some of the happenings, both local and national, and even, international give me a better perspective on things. I remember Richland going wild with the announcement of the end of WW2, but I had no real comprehension of it. WW2 is high on my reading list, but it is something that happened way far away. But I have been to Hiroshima and Berlin and seen the evidence. There are lots of buildings in Berlin with bullet holes/chips in them. And the Koln (Cologne) Cathedral was badly damaged and while it was rebuilt there are still signs of the war. But I digress, so I will just say thanks and keep writing. The aftermath of the 4th of July is all cleaned up and put away and all the college kids are off for a few days before returning to the grind. We had a great crew of temps this year, best ever. But what is that saying? "No rest for the wicked?" We brought in a demo machine and crushed and burned our row of storage sheds before they fell apart and hurt someone. They were 10 years old when we bought the company 16 years ago. Now, myself, our warehouse tech, and the last temp who is a construction worker out of work, are replacing the sheds with more and bigger. But it is nice to have a project, as if I didn't have anything else to do. I try to spend at least 2 hours 3 evenings a week on my yard, gardens, and shop and den building. The flowers and my roses look pretty good, and the tomatoes and cukes in the green house are growing like weeds. The radishes and bib lettuce are going to be yummy in salads. Jackie and I set up an automatic watering system and it has made a big difference. The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) will hold it's annual international convention in Seattle this Mid September. Entertainment Fireworks is the host company. So we will get to do some international elbow rubbing for several days. Jackie has been appointed the official photographer of the APA for all APA events. Her normally exquisite photos are now even better with her new Sony camera. She has finally found a camera to match her talent and her pictures that have been great in the past are now really spectacular. Looking forward to seeing friends at Club 40. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home on a pleasant evening. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, August, 13, 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: Judy PORTER Cox ('61) Re: Lavender Fields in Texas The lavender fields of Texas were wonderful, where is this place? I would love to see the fields in person during bloom time! -Judy PORTER Cox ('61) ~ Georgetown, TX 25 consecutive days of triple digit heat. Our air conditioner runs day & night & still doesn't keep it cool enough, at times, in the house. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Hi Bombers! In regard to Tedd CADD's ('66) mention of Louis Zamperini. My son had the privilege of meeting him years ago when he went to the same church he did in Hollywood. "Such an honor", he said. At that time he bought for all of the family copies of Louis' own biography, "Devil at my Heels", a great read as well. For those of you who live in Southern California, Louis Zamperini will be speaking about his life this Sunday night at the Angel Stadium, in Anaheim, at the Harvest Crusade. Tonight for those of you who have teen-agers or grandchildren, Bethany Hamilton will be there, the girl whose story is told in the new summer movie, "Soul Surfer". Life in the gorge is busy and good. We have had a full year of being involved in community activities, church activities and just exploring the area. We have entertained 4 Bombers so far and I hope many more of you come our way. Some people complain of the wind here, which comes up a little each day. It makes me laugh! To me it is more like a summer breeze. They don't know about real wind, like we had in Richland with the dust storms. -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ in the Columbia George in Stevenson where the Skamania Fair is going on, the sun is shining and it is a glorious day! I'm singing at 1:00 on Saturday with the Sweet Adelines, and if I get time tomorrow morning I might make a pie and take it down for the pie contest. We'll see! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Joy and sadness I really hate it when we lose another Bomber. I read in the paper this morning about a very hopeful "cure" for leukemia which may also work for other types of cancer. I don't know about you but the first time I ever heard of leukemia was when Danny Thomas' daughter was stricken and he began to work for a cure. I have since lost friends from that form a cancer as well as others. Though I was expecting it any day, I was so saddened when Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) let me know this morning (now yesterday for you) that Randy FREE ('61) had passed after his bout with lung cancer. I am so glad that so many of his friends were able to see him before he passed. It was expected but still it doesn't make it any easier for anyone. I try and take comfort in the thought that those who leave us go to a far better place and that it is my job to accept and just "Be still and know I am God". God bless you, Randy. Now if I can just convince the birthday girl that her special day is so very important to me notwithstanding the sad news given above. Ya see, I have in the past confessed I was madly in love with the B-day girl during Jr. hi and High School. To this day I will never know what held me back from asking some girls out while I had no problem asking others... I mean it really makes no sense at all... as I recall there were just a few girls that every time I got near them, my heart started pounding, I got outa breath and I just panicked... I was lucky to be able to pass them in the hall without tripping over my size 12s (yup... 6' tall and size 12 shoes from the age of 12)... so I guess ya win some and ya lose some. But I still get pretty darned giddy every time this Bomber-Babe sends me a new picture... Oh hell... I get way giddy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patty SPENCER ('65) on July 12, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and a reunion today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLEMENTSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary PERSONS ('57) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/11 ~ VJ DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Tony DURAN ('55) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COLLINGS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard SWANSON ('64) 08/14/1945 ~ PEACE! OUR BOMB CLINCHED IT! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: V-J Day entry Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Randy FREE ('61-RIP) My condolences to the FREE brothers ('59 & '62) and Judy POWELL Free ('61) with Randy's passing. I have been reading the Sandstorm in hurried snatches this past few months and somehow missed that Randy was so ill. It really brings me face to face with the fact than none of us is immortal and we need to get all important things lined up to be ready for whatever lies ahead, Jesus for sure... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Wally WHITNEY - Class of 1970 ~ 1952 - 2011 >>Roma HARROLD - Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank COLLINS ('51wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MOORE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Diane HUFF ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BRUNTLETT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie ROE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROW ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby BELCHER ('75wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne MITZLAFF ('77) 08/16/77 - Elvis died "Before Elvis, there was nothing." -John Lennon **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to break out the ol' propeller beanie and give it a tip by way of the celebration on the occasion of the birth of one of the great tromboon playing members of the band: John BRUNTLETT ('54). A stalwart guy and now one of the keepers of the flame for The Class of '54 (he maintains the class web page). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in cloudy Mount Angel, OR counting down the days to Club 40. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Class of '71 Reunion I had a chance to talk to some of the class of '71 Bombers at their reunion this last week end. As usual they were having a big Bomber Blast like we use to have. It just so happened that our family reunion was going on at the same time and so we were bumped downstairs for our banquet. But that was just fine. We had our own blast downstairs. Their Friday evening mixer was very well attended and loud. But that was okay, except when they broke off into small groups and continued to party later that night. Kept some of awake at courtside but I have to remember that these great Bombers were probably not even born when I graduated and they will be still enjoying the Club 40 activities from now on. Continue the tradition. GO BOMBERS! -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Using a Refrigerator Door Works as a Sled on Carmichael Hill -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ain't she sweet... Oh sometimes I just get so giddy thinkin about Bomber birthdays.. well Ok... you caught me... yer right... I confess... it is usually Bomber-Babe Birthdays that get me feeling that way. Just don't see this girl often enough any more so it is just extra special when her b-day comes around and I get to send it off to the Sandstorm... I gotta say, tho I am completely incompetent at it (dunno nuthing about poking or tickling or any a those things) face book has become one of those great avenues to contact our Bomber friends so I do hear from this babe now and then that way... in fact, I may just get the jump on everybody and send her an HB that way a day early. I've sung this Babe's praises so often it just seems like I'm repeating myself over and over but she has been a joy to me over the years so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie ROE ('64)... on August 16, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You iz my Sunshine baby-cakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Diane HUFF Scott ('66) Entered: Sunday 08/14/2011 5:02:11pm COMMENTS: None -Diane HUFF Scott ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Birthday Greetings Happy birthday, cousin John BRUNTLETT ('54). Here's hoping it's a wonderful day. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we still haven't really had summer ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte CARLSON ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy BOGGS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verna GORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erma PARDINI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan DUDLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan STALEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Is that legal? We all know that the BEHYMERs ('64) have a two day anniversary... so I guess that's normal by now... we also are used to Dianne MURPHY ('65) and Cathy MOUTON ('65) celebrating their respective and collective birthdays for an entire month of pandemonium... but as I was getting ready to do the B-day girl's note, I was reminded by the dear and lovely Ms. MURPHY that both sides of this Bomber duo (the B-day girl and her sweetie) have b-days one right after the other... now I haven't really checked the Bomber rule book, but it dawned on me that such a series of birthdays may run afoul of some kinda Bomber Birthday Antitrust rule... I mean it's kinda like those kids who have their birthday on 12/24 or 12/26... sounds like it may create a windfall of celebration.. well, you think about it and get back to me... OK? But for now, Let's wish Judy BOGGS ('64) a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY on August 17, 2011... and just for good measure let's wish her sweetie Gary CARLSON ('64) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on his special day August 18, 2011... I ain't even gonna go to face book and try and get a jump like I did for ROE ('64), by the time I got there she hadda bouta 100 early B-day wishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: '71 reunion The 40th is over, but what an event! We had around 200 alum filter through all the events. I'm going to go out on a limb here and state that the '71 women were exceptional. Several were absolutely stunning. Several of the guys were disgusting as they hadn't aged at all RICCOBUONO, OWENS, CHAPPELL, SHAFFER, and O'MEALLY are ageless and looked great. Back to the '71 women, now I have to admit I'm biased, but Petra ILLIG and Peggy O'Neal were absolutely stunning with the silver hair. They both sucked the oxygen out of the room when they came in. Pretty dynamic. The other '71 women that were amazing, and I'm sure I'll miss some; were: MAKI, KRAEMER, STEIN, STANFIELD, ROE, WISE, BUSHNELL, LYSO, MASON, MACAK, FLICKINGER, MARCUM, HODGSON, NICKLESON, POTTER, PETERSON, HARVILLE, ZELLY, PENNICK, CHAPPELL, GRAYBEAL, KOCHER, PETTE, RICHEY, BROWN (Jane), & BROWN (Lori), BUSHLACH, COWAN, DAVIS, ROWE, BROUNS, SCHILDKNECHT, LOWE, COLLINGS, and several others I'm sure I missed. I have to have missed several there were so many exceptional women there. A special guest was Cecilia BENNETT ('65) what a great friend and dance partner. All I can say is go to your reunion, you'll be amazed at the friendship and the loyalty to Col-Hi. Yeah, Col-Hi. A pox on those who changed the name. Bombers rule!!!!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARLSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen SEELEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacki SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri CROSS ('84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lois WEYERTS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marci REW ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn PETTEE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BAROTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Re: REUNIONS There have been a few light days on the Sandstorm, so I submit this as a filler; I hope you all enjoy it as I did. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from beautiful downtown Hanford, CA where flies are now considered our state bird. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60), Mac QUINLAN ('62) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Donna FREDETTE ('65) John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Your statement about preparing for what lays ahead of us, Helen, was true for me. When I got so sick a year ago March, I had barely prepared. I thought of old age... I thought it meant I was getting old... I can look back and see how important for family, friends and everything. Even found the Bomber luncheon could run without me... I have been told by Bombers who have been long time attending, they would take care of it. Very kind and giving as Bombers are, always. Happened when I was in the in the hospital, Mary JUDD ('60) took care of one. Speaking of the The All Bomber Luncheon. The next one is Saturday the 10th of September... same weekend as Club 40 (All Bomber Lunch is always the second Saturday of the month and always announced the week before and the week of.) ~Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland - almost felt like the start of Fall, please not yet. Hope it stays summer though October and November. I have not put into an entry so far. My grandson Tristan was sworn into the ARMY last December. He graduated from Boot Camp in June. Went to Georgia when he graduated. He will be in Korea by October... anyone who wants to write him, please email me for his address **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank Quinlan, aka Mac QUINLAN ('62) Re: Summer Break You know how your mind works by association. When I read Rick SMOLEN's ('62) name on the list of missing people sent in by Jeff DeMEYER ('62) I remembered an incident I probably hadn't thought about since it happened in early 1962. Rick SMOLEN's dad had a great big Red 1958 Mercury Marauder Station wagon with a 430 cubic engine, a big engine for those days. The day this happened, I was walking up Harris Ave, Rick, Jeff DAWSON ('62) and someone else were in Jeff's driveway. Rick was revving the engine on their station wagon while the rest of us just stood and listened. It had glass pack mufflers and it sounded real good, especially when he took his foot off the gas and the engine slowed back down. Each time he'd rev it he'd run it up a little higher. We all just stood there and listened... I just loved that sound! All of a sudden... nothing, no sound at all, the engine just stopped. I walked over as Rick kept trying to restart it. I had a pretty good idea of what happened because the engine spun over real fast while he was cranking it. I remember hearing a week or so later that he not only floated the valves, he rev'd it high enough to bend all the intakes. I don't think Rick drove again for another full year or so after that, at least not in his dad's car. If Stephanie remembers this incident she might remember if it was Rick SMOLEN or not? While writing this I thought about several things I did during Summer break, but they didn't seem to be as amusing as Rick's story. Probably because they happened to me, not someone else. -Frank Quinlan, aka Mac QUINLAN ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: With Apologies to Raymond Curtis STEIN ('64) "Ray may not be an international star, but he was a like one of the Beatles in our town. His sister used to sell original sheets of his old homework with his name on it." [see post #5 from Larry F] ttp:// Re: Heres another story on STEIN ('64) [from 2004] -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna FREDETTE ('65) To: Rex Hunt ('53wb) Thank you for submitting a filler so cute!! I really enjoyed reading it! Bomber Cheers! -Donna FREDETTE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 Annual Meeting/Party - 2011 Just a reminder that the final date for pre-registrations is fast approaching (August 25th). Club 40's annual meeting/reunion/party for 2011 is 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 had set aside a block of 50 rooms for our group at $89.95. Even though you may have waited until "the last minute" to make reservations at the hotel there still may be rooms available. 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 rooms still available. 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 ~ 08/21/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Larry & LaVerne OSTERMAN ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Focusing on one sport To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Gary, thanks for submitting the article about Ray STEIN ('64). I agree with Ray's comment about: "athletes focusing in on one sport because they spend all their time putting their eggs in one basket, going to camps and they can't seem to play anything on their own unless somebody is organizing an event." I was never great at one sport but played and enjoyed them all. My best memories are getting together with a group of neighborhood kids and playing at the Little League park or shooting baskets in my back yard. With parents not around to supervise, we probably had a few more fights, but no worse for the wear. This is another one of the beauties of growing up in the '50s and '60s and living in a small town. On the down side, it was not a good time for girls in sports. When I'm watching the Seattle Storm play, I'm amazed how far women sports has advanced since Title IX was enacted in 1972. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Gary Behymer's 8/20 entry Re: With Apologies to Raymond Curtis STEIN ('64) "Ray may not be an international star, but he was a like one of the Beatles in our town. His sister used to sell original sheets of his old homework with his name on it." [see post #5 from Larry F] I believe that "Larry F" is Larry FRITTS ('71.) Larry was himself a Tri-Cities celebrity back in the day as one of the best high school rock guitarists around. Last weekend Larry, along with Gary HARMON ('71) and Gene SWIFT ('71) reunited Dog Years for a 6 song set at the class of '71 reunion and still sounded great 40 years later. Here is some Fritts info: and a Dog Years history: -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Merrill ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie MOORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver BBQ THANK YOU Todd O'MEALY ('62) and Cindy O'Mealy (Spouse) for hosting our Potluck BBQ again at your beautiful home, and little piece of "heaven on earth" on the Washougal River. We enjoyed many great visits about the "good old days" growing up in Richland, and several stories from everyone about life after high school. Our good friend Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) always has some great stories to tell. She caught us up on her mom, Helen, who is now 93 years old. It's great to have such fond memories of our Bomber Moms and Dads who moved to Richland in the '40s. Doug GUINN ('62) and Linda Guinn (spouse) drove down from their place in Vader, WA. Doug took some photos, so I'll get those sometime and share a few with you. I've learned to not post photos in the Sandstorm until the persons in the photo have approved. Doug and I grew up in the south end, so we had some real old stories to tell. Dean ANSON ('62) drove all the way from Edmonds, WA again. Dean (Reggie) is always fun to visit with. He also wanted to check on the project that he gave me a couple of months ago. It's a three foot diameter, rusty saw blade and an old rusty piece of sheet piling with a pipe welded to it, and Dean wants a table made from the parts. I have the parts in the "round to it" section of the shop, and soon it will be moved to the "get-r-done" section. I asked Dean how long ago he found that piece of sheet pile, 20 years? He said, "oh no, it's been a lot longer than that." He found in on the beach in Southern California and considered it a "treasure." OK Dean, we'll make it an artistic masterpiece. Bob BERGDAHL ('62) joined us driving his stock, '54 Chevy. Bob always has interesting stories to tell. Although he remembers too many stories of the stuff we did in high school. There are some events that should be forgotten, Bob. Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) brought her son, Filip, with his sons Brandon and little Aaden. The kids, along with Brandon's girlfriend Becca, enjoyed playing in the river and keeping cool. Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) and her husband Gary joined us as well. They have been in their new home, a beautiful log home near Stevenson, WA, for a year now. Although Gary grew up in Los Angeles and they lived there until a year ago, he is loving the NW. Our story telling ranged from alphabet houses, to horseback riding adventures, old cars, world travel, meeting people you know in all parts of the world, careers, grandkids, worn out body parts and upcoming surgeries. I even got to tell my old $100,000 free cowboy boots story. Thanks again Todd and Cindy for hosting our event. The food was great and the stories were priceless. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Hermans Hermits Heard Hermins Hermits at The SW Washington Fair tonight. Great show. Go hear them if they come to a venue near you. Cheers Pitts ('63) -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: She's da one n only Great stuff BEHYMER ('64) on Saturday... yer staying on the b-day list... I saw that Donna FREDETTE ('65) posted and I almost fell off my chair... ahhhhh Bomber-babes... ain't nuthin like em! Speaking of which... ok all you BB's (guuuuuuuulp... reminded me of my faaaaaaaaavorite movie star of alllllllllllllllllllllllllll time... I don't care what language she speaks or even if she can't act... almost bought a car one time just to sit on the driver's seat... oh uh nevermind about that)... ok back to the good stuff... all you BB's who would get a package of 50 Sorry 7 shirts... wash and dry them, then fold them and put them in a box for when the boyz are back in town raise yer hands... hmmmmmm couple more than I thought... OK... how bout when the boyz are in town havin a whole bunch of them show up in your driveway honking and carrying on and just welcome them right in... even if ya only know a couple of them? Hmmmmmmm not too bad... well all I know is this girl does all of those things regularly and I've never heard her complain even once... so here's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) for her special day on August 22, 2011!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SPEARS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene HORNE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MONASMITH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CHAPPELL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Bomber Help My wife (NAB) is having some major problems with her back and as such is nearly house bound. Our son, Scott ('82), was lucky enough to find a scooter chair and I have been looking for a van. I have tried on line and found many, most on the east coast. Suddenly a bright light came on! Why not ask the Bombers if any one knows of a local van that is for sale!! After all, Bombers know everything. I bet one of you have an answer for me. Thanks in advance. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ in windy Pasco with a temp of 94 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mrs. Brown you've gotta lovely daughter... That's how I spent my time in typing class... typing words to songs... that's all I did... but I must say it was the one class that I did something with after school... while my books were cooking to a nice golden brown in the package tray of my car (have no idea why I would leave them there... were our lockers really small or something?) I was actually typing at home... stuff like that... so for Pitts ('63) I gotta say I've probably got alla their songs packed away inna box somewhere in case you need them (brings back memories of Kenny ('64) and Keith ('65) PETERSON and me buying those mags with all the words over at Densow's in the late '50s)... now we gotta Bomber-dude havin' a birthday that I can't say I ever collected music with, but I did have delusions of building a go-kart with this kid. We never got one built but we sure thought about it a lot. Hope all's well with him and hope to see him in Richland soon one a these next visits... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Chuck, Charlie, Chas MONASMITH ('65) on his special day August 23, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blanche NEWBY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Jerry Leiber (RIP) I am noting the passing of Jerry Leiber (lyrics), who, along with Mike Stoller (music), wrote hundreds of R 'n' R and popular music hits from the '50s to the '80s, including the following memorable songs: Hound Dog, There Goes My Baby, Kansas City, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Yakety Yak, Poison Ivy, Charlie Brown, Ruby Baby, Stand By Me, Young Blood, Searchin', Jailhouse Rock, King Creole, On Broadway, Little Egypt, Love Potion #9, Along Comes Jones, Stuck In the Middle With You, Is That All There Is?, Spanish Harlem, Treat Me Nice, She's Not You Mr. Leibers lyrics contributed to our youthful experiences as we were growing up as Bombers. He lives on in his work. -David HANTHORN (GMC 63) ~ from rainy Mercer Island, WA where my lawn appreciates the moisture. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SWAIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen MANOLOPOULOS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg STONE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is again time to break out the ol' propeller beanie. This tip is to that clarinet playin', high flyin' member of The Class of '54: Jerry SWAIN. Stand up and take a bow, Jerry. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in sunny and warm Mount Angel, OR; but things may be changing weather-wise as the State Fair is set to open this week-end heralding the fall monsoon season. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Leoma COLES ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TWEDT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon HOPKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SASSER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce SOEHNLEIN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle HUESTIES ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin MOORE ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Re: Mike Clowes' ('54) cements about the Oregon State Fair.. Today I stood in line for an hour to get tickets at the Fairgrounds for "The Judds, final tour"... Usually I go to Safeway to get early tickets, half price for seniors, but found out this morning that they are only available "on-line"... well, seeing as I had cash saved for these tickets and my girlfriend had given me cash for her ticket, I figured I better just get in line! Was even late to work, which I never am late... LOL... gotta love the fair, I go every year! I must be serious about country music now, since I went to Brownsville this past week-end for the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival... even tho it was over 90... and had to sit in the beer garden for the better part of the day, in the shade of the umbrellas... it was a great show... Amy Clawson, and Little Big Town and then a great show by Blake Shelton... Lots of traffic getting out... But well worth the drive! Next year planning to go to the Oregon Jamboree... Rascal Flatts playing... Yahoo! Well, enough about Country Music... -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ from Salem, OR... where it's still in the 80s and 10 pm. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Searching for a New 1999 Columbian Yearbook Anyone and/or Club 40 have a nice crisp (New) copy of a 1999 Columbian? I have a collector willing to pay $100.00. Must have no signatures or if it does the price is somewhat less. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: to send or not to send that is the question... whether 'tis nobler... oh wait... I'm getting carried away... ya see... I've been getting one upped for most birthdays cuz people jump on face book and wish their friends HB a day early... in fact... even the first birthday guy did it to me on his Former's b-day (former sounds way more civilized than "ex") and I mean he was several names before mine in his wish... so here's my problem... I'm gonna take a few days and get outa the heat and head for the central coast... now I'd love to be going to the Dana Point area just to see ML ('63) and her Sweety, but that's just not where I'm headed... I want nice cool breezes after the unearthly weather we've been having... tho I always take my gun... I never take a computer and my phone ain't smart and I don't have one of them there cosmo iPads... so that puts me in the awkward position of asking my best-ex to hold a b-day wish for me till the proper day... not that she would not do it... I just don't wanna ask... she's a total sweetheart and I never want to take advantage... ya know? So that means the second B-day guy hasta get his greeting with the first (no problem with the most beautiful Ms. HOFF ('64)... I'll be back for that)... which means either I gotta make this as long as one of MADDY's ('67) sagas or these kids may feel as though I didn't give them the amount of time they each deserve... and they each deserve lavish praises... one as a cool dude and a wonderful "Arteeste" and the other as a cool dude and the collector of everything Bomberdom and then some. But I shore do hope the unnerstan that I wish them both the most special days ever so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Richard TWEDT ('64) on August 26, 2011 and to Gary BEHYMER ('64) on August 28, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Annette HALL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey HENJUM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie DEAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlee CORBETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) & Leslie SWANSON ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Leoma COLES ('63) Don't know how long you have lived on the "wet" side; but it has been a tradition in Oregon for the "dry" season to begin shortly after the end of the Portland Rose Festival and end about the time the State Fair opens in Salem. After that anything goes weatherwise. I think this was the reasoning behind the whifferdrill over the Homer Davenport festival in Silverton, OR. One or two members of the "Homer Davenport Days" committee wanted to change the date unilaterally because of feared bad weather. After several loud protests, and a lot of backing and filling, they abandoned ship. A new committee was formed for what is now the "Homer Davenport Community Festival" (same song; different verse). At any rate, progress proceeds on the new Community Center/ Biergarten here in Mount Angel in preparation for Octoberfest coming the weekend after the Club 40 Annual Meeting. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ trying to maintain cool in Mount Angel, OR, where the weather guessers are rognosticating 90 weather for the week-end. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Dupus Boomer FYI, on Thursday I saw a mint condition copy of the Dupus Boomer booklet and original envelope at the Uptown Richland Antique Mall. The price was $50 -- steep, but if you wanted one badly enough -- This is NOT a commercial pitch. I have no connection with the mall and do not know the name of the dealer who owns the booth with the booklet. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) I am wondering if any Bombers has any information on 3 nursing homes (Rehab) in Spokane. The Avalon on Nevada, Regency at Northpointe, or the Royal Park Care Center. All are in the north Spokane area. My niece who is only 47, had a massive stroke this last month. She will be moved to one of these 3 places. I find information on line, but they kinda say what they want you to know. I did find a web site for ratings, but still unsure. Any help will be appreciated Thanks -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Beverly BRANDT ('61) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HENDERSON ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie COWGILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DODSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim FELDER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FLAHERTY ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Dupus Boomer book that Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) saw Our family were friends with the Donnells My dad, Dick Avedovech worked with Dick Donnell in the late '40s early '50s and I had a copy of Dick's Dupus Boomer book for many years. Unfortunately there were too many moves and much was lost, but I still remember several of the cartoons, one especially with Dupus watching from his pre-fab porch as an Arab walked his camel across his front sand lawn. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [John R. NORTHOVER ('59-RIP) put two Dupus Boomer's online several years ago and you can view them at: ] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Beverly BRANDT Cook ('61) Entered: Saturday 08/27/2011 1:05:14am COMMENTS: None -Beverly BRANDT Cook ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Dupus Boomer Thanks for the note about the copy of Dupus Boomer that is available in Uptown Richland. Collectors should watch out to see if it is an original or a later printing from a few years ago. The CREHST Museum (in Richland) MAY have copies of the later printing available at reasonable prices? IF you are searching for an original they do show up on every once in awhile for $15 to $25. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [John R. NORTHOVER ('59-RIP) put two Dupus Boomer's online several years ago and you can view them at: ] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/29/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie WEBB ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David GILBERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brenda BELCHER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kristi STREGE ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie GERKEN ('01) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/30/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Jim YOUNT ('61) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HOFF ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty O'NEIL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa BARBER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, September 3 TIME: 11:30am WHERE: 3 Margaritas - Richland (notice change in location). Spouses and friends are welcome! Please join us for a time of fellowship. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim YOUNT ('61) Re: 1961 reunion homework So, with the reunion almost here, have you done your homework? If you are getting more senior moments, then its time to read/ re-read some bios so you can tie people and events together, convincing everyone at the reunion that your brain still works! At last count, there are 57 posted, and more arriving every day. If you do nothing else, go to the bios and read Chuck Wittebort's entry. If you went to Chief Jo, you probably remember one of our more infamous class members (he left us after eighth grade). Well, Chuck turned out "real good". His bio is definitely a classic! Then, take a look in the photos section We're lucky to have the photos from 1960 Sandstorm photographer, Tom HANN. Most of these have not been seen in 50 years. These cover sports, school activities, and a 1960 formal dance. Check out Jack GLOVER's white shoes. Of course he's smiling, he's with Susie. Thanks, Tom! -Jim YOUNT ('61), 1961 webmaster **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('64 & '65) Happy Birthday wishes to Kathy HOFF ('64)..... I've had a crush on you for 60+ years now.... xoxox -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Many years ago, my Dad gave me four books: "Dupus Boomer" (1948) by Dick Donnell; "Atomic Town" (1954) by Nelson W. Hope; "The Home Front" Cartoons (1944) by Frank Adams, and "Up Front" (1945) by Bill Mauldin. Now, I'd like to find a new home for the books. Any Bomber/family member, "Early Richlander" interested in possibly purchasing them can contact me for information! Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Randy FREE - Class of 1961 ~ 1942 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/31/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and Bomber Memorial Info for Randy FREE ('61-RIP): Mike BRADY ('61), Gary BEHYMER (64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Clif EDWARDS ('68), Dan LAYBOURN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill LATTIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken WEBB ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna KIRZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane QUALHEIM ('71) '53 08/31/02 RIP - Shelley McCOY ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Chuck WITTEBORT's bio After reading Chuck's bio for the class of 1961 reunion, he may be thinking pay back. It looks like I'm going to have to watch my back... please no pies! With some trepidation, I'm looking forward to Saturday night. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Hope SOLO ('99) - Dancing with the Stars -Gary BEHYMER (64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Chuck WITTEBORT's bio I loved reading Chuck's bio in yesterday's Sandstorm. I don't know him, but loved reading of his adventures. thanks, Jim YOUNT ('61) for posting it for all to read. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ hot and humid Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Why me... why me alla time? I mentioned her before I left and still managed to miss Kathy HOFF's ('64) Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even the Big Fat Liar ('65) wished her HB! Ohhhhhhhhhhh the shame of it... but I ain't giving up my gold star crown fer nuthin!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had a bigger crush than Jimmy, Dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And my love runs deep and true... so there! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) Re: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) & Dufus Boomer Growing up we lived on Hunt Street (A house) and behind us is where Dick Donnell lived. He passed away when I was still quite young but I do remember the cartoon books he published. Dufus was a lovable sort with pretty poor coordination. Like the cartoon where he discovers that the name of the Coke bottle factory is on the bottom of the bottle and pours his soda on the ground looking at it. He also braved many a dust storm and huge tumble weeds. Mr. Donnell was a really nice man who put up with us running through his yard to get to the river and playing football on the neighbor's lawn with his lawn being the end zone. I would be interested in knowing how much you would like for these books; I believe I have a couple myself and would be interested in expanding my meager collection. Thanks! -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ~ Vancouver, WA It is clouding in the morning but great golf weather in the afternoons. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan LAYBOURN ('70) There will be a memorial service for Randy FREE (my "Other Brother") at the Richland Community Center on Saturday, September 10th at 4:45 pm. -Dan LAYBOURN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial Service for Randy FREE ('61-RIP) WHERE: Richland Community Center DATE: Saturday, September 10th TIME: 4:45pm ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2011 ~ September, 2011