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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ September, 2011
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Patti JONES ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy RICE ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly LYNCH ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric LUKINS ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, September 10, 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 Fall is starting to show a bit **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I guess somebody else will be the third time charm Wow, two inna row. I'm getting very good at being a first class screw up. First I blow my chance at a little peck on the cheek the next time I see the Darling Lovely Ms. HOFF ('64... I know I know it's Mrs. Conrad... don't remind me)... then I miss Shelley's ('63-RIP) memorial day... oh it's not that it isn't on the little yellow stickie... and it's not that my bestex didn't remind me... It's just that I must be stupid stupid stupid (I love great movie lines... they work so well in real life... my latest favorite is "Machete don't text"... how cool is that)... I was glad to see that the Shelley-Mobile in it's early form was in the web-site Maren used for Shelley's 9 year memorial... I'll send another of it's latest form in a shot KEENEY ('65) asked me to do for his shop wall in this post... may have sent it before... not sure... But Shelley, and Freddie ('63-RIP) and Pook ('63-RIP) and Chuck ('63-RIP) and the HYATTs ('63-RIP) and Cappy ('63-RIP) and Ralph ('63-RIP) and Terry ('63-RIP) and Thea ('63-RIP) and Dick ('63-RIP) and all our other buds who have gone on to the better place, we miss each and every one of you... please forgive my errors of omission in this short and totally incomplete list... I try so very hard to remember that death is but another part of life... we get so used to living in these little bodies of ours and forget that the eternal part of us cannot be kept confined for very long... I know that those who have departed have so many answers to so many questions each of us has every day; that they are free of whatever lesson we are here to learn and they do not want us to mourn but to be ever so grateful to have had them in our lives... I got a call from a Viet-vet Terry ('65) and I met at the reunion 2 years ago of the Brigade Terry's show "Tour of Duty" played on TV... he asked me how T was doing and I said he'd been going thru some hardships with the loss of his sister, his cat (don't laugh)... etc... Larry said he was very disappointed we missed the reunion in Seattle in July... that set me back because T and I had been planning on going again... but I thought it was in September... I told T to call Larry and invite him on the trip to Vietnam to do a documentary, as he would love to go... turns out T's mom is now quite ill... it is that time in our lives, kids... for those of you who still have parents, love them ... for us "orphans" cherish their memories and be grateful to have had them in our lives... But please remember; "This too shall pass". It's true... it really is. Forgive me if I got a little maudlin in this post. We are so lucky to have each other... My buds in my class are so close and I am so glad for that... my buds from my adopted class of '63 are of the same fabric and I feel so very privileged to be able to hang out at the Big Kids' table... I know I know... 65 and still in awe of the big kids... guess that's just how it goes! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Linda BELLISTON ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LESTER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon MUMFORD ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: Infection & fever may fight cancer Both our former dean and a former student recently died of cancer, so I did some research. What I found may help others on the Sandstorm list who may suffer from this disease: In addition to the standard treatments of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, there has been an alternative treatment for cancer around for over a hundred years. The alternative treatment was evaluated in 2009 in the The American Scientist (here is a link: with extensive citations on page 5, both at the bottom of the page and also below the headline via the link "Sidebar: What the Literature Says"). I believe that this is a responsible journal, so that this alternative treatment for cancer is not just one of those unsubstantiated ideas one often finds on the internet. The basic idea is that cancer patients who develop severe infections and fevers are much more likely to get well than are other cancer patients. Perhaps the curative effects are due to the infection energizing the body's defenses, which then attack the cancer with extra vigor. Perhaps instead those effects are due to the fever "baking out" the cancer (fever may be, not an injury inflicted by the illness, but rather part of the body's defenses against the illness). Perhaps it is some combination of the two, or something else entirely. The result may be complete remission. -Mike WAGGONER ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) and I are wondering if there is going to be any other Bomber women going to be at the St. Luke's Women's 5K Celebration in Boise in a few weeks? It's the largest 5K in America for Women. We're wearing our Green and Gold!! -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Richland Items for Sale Club40 Ideas/Suggestions Does Club40 have a PayPal account for donations into the scholarship fund? It would be a lot easier to donate if they did (;-) I've got some Richland items that I had planned to list on eBay but just soon list them in the Sandstorm at certain prices with 100% of the proceeds going to the Club40 scholarship program. IF anyone desires to add to my 'stuff' I'd be happy to list them to Sandstorm readers 1st and secondly to eBayers. 100% of the monies would go to the current Club40 scholarship program. What do you think? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) I thought there'd be all kinds of entries today telling everyone that Hope SOLO ('99) will be on this season's "Dancing With The Stars"! When the time comes, better get the phones out and start voting! -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Jeanie WALSH ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Paradise Recently took a little trip to Paradise on Mt. R. A little different from the usual conditions this time of year because of the fair amount of snow still present higher up on the mountain. A greater variety of blooms but fewer in number from previous years. It appears that in the next few weeks if it stays warm the bloom should be something to see. Mark my card ++ for sharing, please. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: GOP Debates One of the great things about living in a community that has a presidential library, in this case the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and if youre an elected official, which I am, you get invited to some really increditable events. One being the GOP debates happening this Wednesday. Another scheduled event is Vice President Cheneys lecture and book signing and last but not least is Governor Chris Christy lecture scheduled later this month. Bombers coming to Southern California and wanting to visit the Library, please contact me and I will be happy to be your tour guide. Bomber cheers, -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Leslie JACOBSEN Beck ('64) Here's Leslie (hiding behind Byron's arm) on December 16th, 1977. Byron Beck was the very first Denver Rockets/Nuggets player to have his uniform number (#40) retired. The ceremony took place at halftime of a Nuggets/Washington Bullets game. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber and Don Sorenson sent stuff plus 1 Bomber memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard JOHNSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray KELLY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelley HANKINS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick SOUTHAM ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) After viewing highlights of the came played in Dallas, TX, tonight; I have confirmation that Ducks shouldn't play with Tigers (Auburn or LSU). And for a while it looked like Huskies shouldn't play with Eagles. The "Fightings" are also going to have to regroup. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ from sunny and warm Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Books To: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) I have been looking for a copy of Atomic Town for sometime. I would love to take a look at it or have the opportunity to purchase it. Thanks for your time. -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ken MEYERS - Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn HALSTEAD ('61wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James SONDERLAND ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Patti JONES ('60) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" VAN DUSEN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy STULL ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas HANN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol VON OLNHAUSEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janell JOHNS ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) & Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Hey there, all you attendees of Club 40 next weekend. don't forget, Friday is a casual party so don't mess with neckties and all those trappings. It is also Green and Gold day, so wear something, letter sweater, mortar, helmet, cheerleader outfit, warm up jacket, caps, hats whatever. have fun. Also, I have purchased 40 embroidered Club 40 caps. They are a gift to the Scholarship Fund and will be distributed to happy donors. I will let you know how at the party. -Dick McCOY from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, September 10, 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: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Flooding I hope Maren and all of her family are surviving the flooding that Tropical Storm Lee has heaped on the area. I can't imagine how hard it must be to watch the rain wipe out so many homes and property. This has been a hard year all across the country for so many people experiencing Mother Nature's wrath. Snowstorms, flooding, tornados, heat, drought, hurricanes, wildfires... when will it end? We have been so lucky here in Richland this summer. Once summer decided to arrive the temperatures have been perfect with few windstorms and no 100 degree days (officially) so far. Lots of sun and with cooler than normal days made for lots of enjoyable outdoor time. Now there is a bite in the overnight air and it feels like fall is just around the corner. My grandkids are back in school so I'm able to volunteer my time on projects that interest me. Life is good! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) For Sale... 1971 Cougar Yearbook ~ No Signatures ~ $10.00 postpaid 1957 Columbian ~ No Signatures ~ $25.00 postpaid 1958 Columbian ~ No Signatures ~ $25.00 postpaid "An Evening with Kippy" ~ LP in nice shape (Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62)) ~ $10 postpaid If interested please email me first! ALL proceeds go to the Club40 Scholarship program. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Bill WILSON ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Al PARKER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa PETERSON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Club 40 stuff It all started when I was at Lowe's getting a faucet washer kit and spotted some mums for a great price. So I bought 10 plants. And of course I didn't stop to think I had an early flight to Anchorage the next AM to help Jackie with her largest display, the City of Houston Founders Day. On the way home I got to thinking I had to be up at 2:30 AM to get to SEATAC and get parked in Wally Self Park, catch the bus to the terminal, check my bags, get through Security and to the gate by 5 AM. Then I thought I am going to be gone a week and these mums will not survive. So about dark I grabbed a shovel and started making a place for the mums. In the 15 by 40-inch space I dug up over a gallon bucket of bulbs. These are a little border type plant about 8-in high with a blue flower. They are called Grape Hyacinths. I planted the mums and got on the computer to check in at about 11 PM and still have to pack. It was nice to see I had a complimentary bump to First Class. So I didn't have to grab an Ultimate Breakfast sandwich at Jack In The Box. As I was packing I was thinking what to do with the bulbs. There must be at least another 6-800 in the ground for when I dig up that bed to rebuild it this fall. The dirt is pretty bad. Can't even call it soil. I have just kind of left it to whatever would grow. But now I had to concentrate on packing for 2 trips. As soon as we were done with the fireworks we had round trip tickets, found for a great price, Anchorage to Honolulu to see my daughter Sandra and grandson Lee. While driving to Seatac I had a thought. I have sorted the bulbs and made up 15 bags of large medium and small bulbs with all bags having about the same proportion of each size. Each bag has at least 45 bulbs. I will bring them to Club 40 and turn them over to Pete OVERDAHL ('60). He will trade them off for a $10 bill each, with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. That is for a very good cause. I will put an instruction sheet with each bag. Pretty simple really. Plant them pointed end UP about 4 to 5 times the long dimension of the bulb in depth. They are trouble free and multiply like horny little rabbits. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" (and flowers) -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill WILSON ('63) Re: Tropical Depression Lee Hi Maren, Just couldn't resist checking in from Spanish Fort, Alabama -- where I just yesterday returned from an adventurous two-day trip to Gainsville, FL. with 4 of my G-kids --- there and back through repeated storm fronts with winds up to 70mph and crazy rain. Stopped in at Pensacola to get 'sand blasted' on the beach and see the dangerous mega rip-tide waves. Safe and sound with beautiful clear 'fall-temperatures' this Tuesday morning... leaving tomorrow for Austin, TX. where over 500 homes have been destroyed through the horrible wild fires south and east of Austin. Witnessing the unbelievable power of nature always brings life into perspective. Wishing all Bombers safety and blessings. -Bill WILSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: More Yearbooks for Sale ~ 100% of proceeds go to Club40 1950 Columbian ~ $25.00 postpaid ~ Used with names etc. 1951 Columbian ~ $20.00 postpaid ~ Used with names & loose binding 1952 Columbian ~ $25.00 postpaid ~ Used with names 1960 Columbian ~ $25.00 postpaid ~ Used no writing Belonged to Danny Klepper The 1957 & 1958 books from yesterday have sold the 1974 is still available. There is but one copy of each yearbook. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers, Always inclusive; never exclusive!!!! Wow... here it is... just a few days till the '61 50 year reunion. I always thought of those kids as the "really big kids", but man 50 years is mind boggling and totally incomprehensible till I realize I already made my reservations at the old DI for the Class of '63's 50th in 2013... (hey when hot '63 Bomber-babes say jump I jump) which means my 50th will be 2 years later... I think I've told the story of how really numbed I was when one of my buddies in Vegas was having his 50th and I was having my 25th. Just couldn't even imagine being that "old"... but then I was never sure I'd make it to 30 years of age so you can see where my head was... (very dark in there)... I had every intention of flying in on Allegiant on Thursday and meeting up with Ellen ('63) for a little face time with the '61 gang and attending Randy FREE's ('61-RIP) Memorial on Saturday and hoping to maybe watch some of the festivities from the cheap seats (the non- paying seats without any food or beverage privileges)... but one court date ruined it all... now of course there is a girl involved... I mean she's not my total motive but... Ya see, I recall the moment I first saw Katie SHEERAN ('61) as a growed up... it was a movie moment... one that never happens in real life... We were at the Beav's and Katie and another Bomber-babe showed up... Katie walked into the group with her arms wide open... Naturally I jumped up... opened my arms and gave her a BIG hug... I didn't realize that she was looking past me at someone she really intended to hug and got me instead... from that moment I was hooked... Katie has a way with clothes that just melts the heart... She has a way of wearing blouses... with her collar slightly turned up in an Elvis sorta way that makes my heart soar... it is so darned sexy... not in what is considered sexy today with the belly and boobs hanging out... but in a Brigette or Joey Heatherton in a man's shirt sorta way... swoooooooooooon... and then I was also hoping to see a ton of guys I haven't seen in years... Like Jack GARDINER ('61), Charlie WARFORD ('61) haven't seen him in maybe 10 years anyway and my old time shoe partner Rick NEIL ('61)... Rick and I worked together at David's in Pasco... Rick always hadda way with the blue haired ladies... they would come in and ask Rick to soften the size 5s they had squished on to their size 9EEE feet! Rick would go to the back of the store and pick up a hammer and start banging away at anything in sight but the shoes... wham bang splat... then he'd bring out the shoe and cram the offending foot into the shoe and the ladies would siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh... "Ohhhhhh Rick... you are so good to me... " He would also go into the back room when I was waiting on a lovely young thing and take a ruler and make shoes fly off the shelf across the room to get me to laugh... we had some fun times... Steak and Nibblets was his favorite meal and he even gave me the idea of heading for Ideeho to get hitched... (but he didn't tell me not to go on the 4th of July)... Now I know that the Club 40 folks and the '61 reunion team have worked hard on this Celebration and I know that they don't want anyone sneaking in fer free and eating all the goodies... but I have it on good authority, that anybody who stopped in would not expect a free ride... they just wanna say hi to their friends... I think if we have made it to Club 40 age, our days of sneaking into the drive-in in the trunk are long past... I sure hope that the atmosphere is relaxed enough so that kids like me can come in for some hugs and kisses and maybe just watch from the background... I'm sure that's allowed... right??????????????????? -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Leoma COLES ('63) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele PAULSEN ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: David RIVERS ('65) I see you are trying to emulate the fabled gate-crasher from The Class of '54: Dave "Lefty" Kunkler. All went well until Club 40 started using the "lunch room monitor" system and he had to (gasp gasp) pay. Yes, m'boy, you are following in good footsteps. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in sunny, hot and smoky Mount Angel, OR, where Oktoberfest will start in two (2, count 'em) weeks. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Larry, good post. It is a sign that we are among the aged when our posts are at the top of the list. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: 9/11 Observance I can't think of a faster way to spread the word than through our Bomber network.. Is it possible to include this in a message? -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) I wish I was part of the Club 40... I would get some of those bulbs... I love planting bulbs at my place at the coast. When spring comes and they all pop up all over the place. I also want to thank you for shopping at Lowe's... as I am trying to retire but the stock keeps going down, and my 401 K has been dropping in value since the first of the year! I may be able to retire in March, after collecting a few months of my social security... using my employee discount to get things done at my house before I leave... Enjoying the warm weather in Gleneden Beach, OR -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ and looking forward to 2013... 50 year class reunion... I WILL be retired then! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Sorry I have been remiss in not reporting in to the Sandstorm lately. Lots of birthday wishes missed and even missed our 40th class reunion (but was there in spirit). Hoping to catch up on a lot of old news and never quite getting to it. I will let everyone know when we get photos and info on the 40th posted to our class website For those of you who have pictures and have not sent them to me yet... please contact me and I will provide a link to our upload site. Bill JOHNS ('72) forwarded an e-mail to me this afternoon, informing me of Bryan SMITH's ('71-RIP) passing on August 16, 2011. Bryan had fought a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. We will post his full obituary at the class website. Brian was one of the "good guys" and will be missed. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and a Tribute to Randy FREE ('61-RIP) by Doug HAWKINS ('62) today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Donovan MILLS ('58wb) Mike WAGGONER ('60), Jim YOUNT ('61) Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erlynn BELLISTON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAZEMORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra DUHON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed CHAPPELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Frank HAGGARD ('55) & Evelyn BUBNAR ('55) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John MYERS ('56) & Roberta KIRK ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ya know, I erred, when I said Oktoberfest was two weeks away. It actually starts on Thursday the 15th. That's shortly after I get back from Club 40. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ on the way to Club 40 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donovan MILLS ('58wb) Hi Sandstorm. I'm from the class of '58 and was wondering if there might be an interest from anyone (alumni or current student) in a Bomber Lettermans Sweater. I have one that has a large yellow bomber on the back side, a large megaphone on the left front and a large R on the right front side. The sweater is in immaculate condition i.e., no snags, tears or fading and is a size 38. It also has three yellow stripes on the left sleeve and the "58" sewn on above the stripes. I moved away from Richland during my senior year so really have no fond memories with the sweater for sentimental or other reasons. Please let me know if there is an interest in this type of product and, if so, how it might be placed for sale. I would be more than willing to send pictures via the PC or in hard copy. Thanking you in advance for your assistance in this matter... -Donovan MILLS ('58wb) ~ from the state of Connecticut **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: Richland supercar from our Richland. Does anyone know anything about it? -Mike WAGGONER ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Jerod SHELBY is class of '86.] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim YOUNT ('61) Re: Late entries on 1961 web site The reunion is this weekend, and those attending the Randy FREE ('61-RIP) memorial on Saturday will want to read a wonderful biography written by Dawn BERN ('64) here: We've also gotten a nice and lengthy notes from Larry CORYELL ('61) Bob TRUMBLE ('61) and Bob HODGSON ('61) Folks seem to be getting more courageous about doing more writing, and these make really great reading. Thanks to everyone for helping pull the bios together. It's been a pleasure watching the anticipation growing as we read the interesting directions our lives have been taking. -Jim YOUNT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: 9/11 If you're curious, and if your heart can "take it", there is a great sight which has archived a lot of the television & news coverage of the event: -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Here we are back in Grandview, IN on the mighty Ohio where we are looking like we might get some needed rain... in the 8 days we were in Washington state for a mediation over W's mom that looks like it might avoid a trial, and have a good ending after a year and one month, and some quick visits with some dear friends, and some missed ones... the weather has turned to fallish... we had to add a blanket to our bed last night for the first time in months... and it just feels cooler... we loved being in Washington state again, I loved looking at Lake Pend Oreille, (I know it's in Idaho, but we were with some WSU found friends of long ago), and we got to attend a Cougar football game which was fun and warm and sunny, got caught up on my sun and Vitamin D, at least for last Saturday I am sure... We missed Larry Riggs' 100th birthday get together on Monday, September 5th, when our plans changed and we didn't make it to the Tri-Cities... I will get a card for him to you Nancy ('51), sorry I didn't mail it early to you... I am sorry I will miss out on Larry MATTINGLY's ('60). offer of bulbs, as I won't make Club 40 this year, I hope to next year if my 50th reunion of the class of 1962 is to be held with Club40... hope to hear details soon... Love from a misplaced Bomber... that is how I always feel when we leave Washington State to come home... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ but we do have friends and a church and lovely sunsets back here too... and the horrid humidity is now gone... thankfully... for another year... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** My Tribute to Randy FREE ('61-RIP) by Doug HAWKINS ('62) I knew Randy and Jerry before I knew their names, or for that matter my own. Randy's mother and my own became fast friends in the early days of Richland and the Hanford Atomic Energy Program. Our fathers both worked together on the Richland Fire Department. It was natural that we were thrown together many times and in many ways in our preschool lives. Through a foggy memory I can almost see a crib mate trying to crawl up and over but falling back and then sticking his face to the bars and screaming Attica! Attica! That would have been Randy. As youngsters we would be together maybe 4 or 5 times a year. The annual fireman's picnic was always a good time to run wild and frighten our mothers by climbing too high in the trees or something equally death defying. A game of cowboy and Indian might, however, start a daylong wrestling match. The Rebekka Lodge also had their annual Christmas party complete with hard candy, old fruit and carols. Once Randy came to me and said, "Doug, Doug come on we'll sing a song and make our Mothers proud of us", I, the fool, went. Randy started singing, "We three kings of Orient are, Tried to smoke a rubber cigar, It was loaded, and it exploded!! BAM, Silent Night", and then out the door and down the hall laughing and leaving me standing there. When the Frees moved to the East side and started Carmichael I found a life pardner in Jerry but I was not sure if I could trust Randy. Randy was blessed with the size necessary to be a very good athlete. It was something he enjoyed and was willing to work at. He was given the size - but the coordination, strength, competitive attitude, and his desire to excel and be on the winning team were things he learned along the way through hard work and association with others of similar ability and desire. He became very skilled in baseball and basketball in particular. He and I used to walk home from Carmichael together after basketball practice. We shared an equal respect for our fathers and it was almost miraculous how fast we could drop a cigarette, square our shirt collar, and pull up our pants if we saw the "old man's" car coming down the road. Randy and I loved steelhead fishing, not that we ever did it but if our fathers were on the Columbia River, we were much freer to act. At that time Randy was taking on a bit of a "James Dean" persona. A lot of guys were doing it, he just did it better than most. Randy could also play the clown and put himself out there for the amusement of others. In 8th grade I was selected by Mr. Dunton to sing the solo "There is Nothing Like A Dame". We went through the normal rehearsals, dress rehearsal and finally opening night. As I began singing and really trying hard, the audience started laughing, and it kept getting worse. Finally I felt a hand on my right shoulder and looking back there was Randy. A complete surprise to me and apparently only me. He was dressed in my mom's red dress, white mop wig, and red hat, his face was made up, lipstick, rouge the whole bit , and he had that Randy Free big grin on his face. I doubt if anybody who saw the performance remembers me at all - but seeing a 6'2" guy dressed in drag and strutting is pretty unforgettable. One of the things that enhanced my reputation when I was a teen was that my father acquired "The Big Y Tavern". On Sundays it became brother James (60-RIP) and my task to clean up out there. There were - as you might imagine - some great side benefits. Randy frequently went with me to help and indulge in those benefits especially after my brother left for BYU. Randy loved playing the Bally pinball machine and I am pretty sure that it was at the "Y" that he polished his skills in normal and criminal beating of the machine. I would often see him late nights at the bowling alley racking up those nickel games. Randy seemed to be adding a little bit of Steve McQueen to his persona. One of the friends we had in common was Richard BOEHNING ('63). Richard was one of the good guys that found their way into our circle. Summer in the Tri-Cities found the three of us floating down the Yakima river in a home made boat. We had a .22 rifle for big game hunting, a fishing pole for survival, a couple packs of cigarettes and half case of beer. The beer went pretty fast but by the time it was gone we noticed water in the bottom of the boat. With one pack of cigarettes gone, we were bailing water using the beer cans. Shortly thereafter Randy said we are sinking. Boehning bravely jumped overboard while yelling "Save the cigarettes!". Randy and I just looked at each other like, "What just happened?" Then as the boat sank underneath us, Randy took the rifle and I took the fishing pole and we started for shore. For the rest of his life when Randy saw Richard he would yell, "save the cigarettes". One night, late, we three were at my house when we heard a crash outside and a car racing away. Outside, we found where somebody had thrown a huge rock through the rear window of Boehning's car, which was parked between Randy's and mine. Upon seeing the damage, Boehning started saying "Why me?, why me?", whereupon Randy said "Yeah, they were probably aiming for my car or Doug's". Boehning "That's right! You two are the assholes, Why me?". Randy and I could hardly stand for the laughing. When I returned from Panama where I been serving with the 8th Special Forces Group, I had a short time at home before deploying to 5th Special Forces in Viet Nam. Randy was also home and we had some good catching up. He had served as an Admiral's aide and was in his prime. So shiny in his Marine uniform he looked newly minted. I believe he was starting to take on some of the Paul Newman persona. One item of apparel that caught my eye was an Australian bush hat that he'd been presented. I told him how my teamates would envy me if I had a hat like that and he got a big smile as he handed it to me and said "for Good luck." All through my time in Viet Nam in my mind, it was always Randy's hat. When somebody would ask about it, I would tell them about my Marine Corps friend who had gifted it to me. It is good to have something from a friend when you are out there. I allowed one team mate to borrow it one time. It came back to me bloodied. I told him as I was loading him on the evac chopper, "you gotta be tough to wear a jarhead's cover". I figured Randy's "good luck" was just for me. When Randy joined the United States Marine Corps we were all proud of him and looking forward to his letters home. At the Free house "Gomer Pyle, USMC" was watched almost religiously, and the laughter from the show was strong and fun, because we were all thinking of Randy, and knowing he was not even having fun like Gomer. Over the years Randy would call me at my place in Oklahoma. He was rambling from place to place so I was never sure how to reach him. My phone had an automatic answer and Randy would start with, "The only good Indian is a dead Indian", followed by loud laughter. It would alarm anyone with me at the time, they thinking I was being harassed by hooligans. However, I would be grinning for knowing I was about to get an update on Randy, Bro Jerry, Juanita, Tracy and David and the kids. One of his last calls he was wanting me to attend his 50th reunion, said he'd come to mine the following year. He was looking forward to seeing his old Bomber classmates. I have hundreds of memories of Randy that will be brought out from time to time. His clear blue eyes, laughing smile, and whispered "I love you Doug", in his last days will always be with me. I have written this hoping to honor my lifelong friend and brother through bonding so that his family will know how I feel about him. I know that were our positions reversed he would do the same for me, only Randy would do it better. I thank Jerry for notifying me of Randy's condition, and I thank God for allowing me to spend so much time through my life with such a man. by Doug HAWKINS ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Tom MATTHEWS ('57), Jack EVANS ('62) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Linda McKNIGHT ('65), Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DEAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet DEVINE ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry BOWLS & Donna YOUNG ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom MATTHEWS ('57) Re: Jerod SHELBY ('86) Supercar Also involved in the Shelby supercar business is his father, Ron SHELBY ('59). His mother is Lorriaine WARD Shelby ('63). His Uncle Don is also a Bomber graduate, Class of '56. -Tom MATTHEWS ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack EVANS ('62) Hey Maren... if you have a way to connect with Doug HAWKINS ('62) please pass along my kudos for the tribute to Randy FREE ('61-RIP)... an excellent read.. -Jack EVANS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on Sept. 11 I had not known that the two F-16s sent up to take down flight 93 were unarmed, and of course there was not time to arm them. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: lotsa stuff goin' on We got reunions, Club-40 and a Bomber-babe birthday all rolled into one. As I sit here all sleepy headed (water main broke at my house so I hadda take a shower at 4AM before the guy got there to fix it... quick shower since I could only turn the water on for a few minutes to keep it from flooding my street) I'm thinking right now I should be snuggled in dreamland waiting for the alarm so I could head over for Spuddies with a buncha Bomber- babes... wooo hoo... with luck I mighta been the only guy with all them babes... but Nooooooooooo, a Judge hadda set a hearing for just about the time Allegiant woulda been winging its way to Richland on Thursday morning... stupid thing took all of about 15 minutes... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... about now I bet Jack GARDINER ('61) is already out on the golf course making sure everyone gets their t-times... and I'm sitting here in the office slaving away. Shore do hope the Class of '61 has a really great reunion. The memorials penned by Dawn BERN ('64) and Doug HAWKINS ('62) on the '61 web page and the SS, respectively for Randy FREE ('61-RIP) were just wonderful... we can only hope that someone feels as strongly about us when it is our time boyz n girls... And now for the main event... we gotta '65er girl that just makes my heart race every time I see her name... even got a cute email address to go with it... I am just sure that one of these dayz I'm gonna be sittin' at the Spudnut and someone will put their hands over my eyes and give me a little hug and for the first time it'll be the birthday girl instead of Darlene ('64) (don't stop Darlene... you know I love the attention)... but till that day I'll just hafta keep sending her wishes from afar, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Donna FREDETTE ('65) on September 10, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) Just wanted to wish my very best friend for almost all of my life, DONNA FREDETTE ('65), a very, very happy birthday. I wanted so much to be able to spend your birthday with you... but since we are both totally gainfully employed in our new jobs, we won't be able to do it this year. (Um, I really wanted to retire, not work, work, work some more... :) I wanted to make my annual trek up to Seattle to see all my buds. Just not going to happen this year. Anyway, again a happy, happy birthday to Donna. Hope it is the happiest ever.. Bomber Hugs, -Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan LAYBOURN ('70) Re: Doug HAWKINS ('62) Tribute to Randy FREE ('61-RIP) Thanx Doug... Randy in a nutshell, if you will... next time come say hello... I yelled at you but you didna hear (Jerry did, tho...) Dennis says howdy... -Dan LAYBOURN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) Happy Birthday to my beautiful mother, Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter (51)! As I count my blessings, I cant help but think of you. Love you, Mom! -Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Walt MORGAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy LOMON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan WINGFIELD ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John INGRAM ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnn MALLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi DAVIS ('00) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Stan McDONALD & Dorothy McDONALD ('53) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Rick VALENTINE ('68) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAIRD ('46) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Re: Missing classmates 1962 - Update 6-23-11 David BELL, Herbert E. BELVINS,Linda BROMELY, Doug BURNS, Barry DAHL, Lesie Lang DALTON, Ron DYKES, Ken ELLIOT, Roger FARBER, Margert GIBSON Tucker, Patrica HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Richard HEHDERSON, Mike HOLCOMB, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHART, Margert LEWIS Helberg, Jerry LIDDEL, Richard LLOYD, Doug LUKENS, Ben MILES, Drudeane NICHOLSON Martin, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Steven SCHELL, Norman SEYMOUR, Rod SHANKS, Margert SMITH, Rick SMOLEN, Bill STAINKIN, Loyd TAYLOR, Sue TOMLINSON Yount, Pat TRUILLO Hunter, Fred VanPATTEN, Laurel VLACIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Linda WHITTAKER, Mike WIATER, Dave WILSON, Cathy WILSON Ward, Valeree WORKMAN Offerman, Carolyn WRIGHT Kellmans, Yvonne WRIGHT, Please contact me Thank You, -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch WHEN: Sunday, September, 18th TIME: 11:30 coffee 12:00 lunch WHERE: The Northern Quest Casino Woodlands Restaurant family section of the Casino The casino is located in Airway Heights, about one mile north of Wal*Mart at 100 N. Hayford Road. Woodlands Restaurant serves Breakfast and Lunch any time, good food and great service. Come and join us for lunch... all Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. Lunch and Slot Machines... Out Of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact Me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: ROOT Maren and others wondering what ROOT is. It is the old Fox Sports Channel out here in Washington state just renamed several months back. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where they're calling for 90s for the next couple of days ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike BRADY ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon HOWARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STANDEFER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HODSON ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven ADAIR ('08) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: 1961 Reunion Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to Judy KEPLINGER ('61) and the Reunion committee for their wonderful job organizing our 50 year Reunion. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Today was the first day of school for my granddaughter Jessie Wymer who is a Captain on the School Patrol. Made me think about my days in the red coat, white Sam Brown belt (with several rust stains) at Lewis & Clark under the leadership of our Captain Jerry KERN ('63). Twooooooooooo Ohhhhhhh- Siiiiiiiiiiiiiixxxxxxxxxxxx (its a south end thing) jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A pal's Pal Now I'm sure you all recognize that Bomberism is something that may be passed down through the years from generation to generation. Many of us were born of non-bomber parents because when we were born either there were no Bombers or there were very few Bombers from which to be born... (follow me so far?) But as time passed Bombers had kids who became Bombers and pretty soon the whole danged town was just crawling with Bombers... and what we got here is a failure to kumunakate... no no... what we got here is a Birthday boy who is a buddy a mine and so are his folks... I mean we iz all Bombers... and this kid is speshally important cuz he has been with us on almost every get together my gang has ever had... corse that stems from his father having belonged to so many Bomber classes which is a story in itself... so if you haven't figured it our by now I wanna wish Steven ADAIR ('08) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on his special day, September 13, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Barry TOMLINSON - Class of 1960 ~ died 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51) Tim SMYTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila RAMERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa HOLMES ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) There were not many of us at Club 40 to celebrate our 60th Reunion - but those who were there certainly enjoyed ourselves! The Club 40 crew did a great job - as did the Hanford House! This is just a reminder that the 3rd Friday is coming up fast! Time for the Richland Seniors Association Third Friday Dance with the EASY SWING BAND. Friday, September 16, 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Community Center. Always just $5 at the door and we are having great turn-outs! Pre-packaged foods are welcome but not required. Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: 1962 Reunion-Sept 2012 I wish to express my appreciation to Jeff DeMEYER ('62) for all of his efforts in regards to the reunion and trying to locate classmates. I hope to be able to attend. -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ South Glens Falls, NY ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Dena Becker sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Vic MARSHALL ('71), Sean LEWIS ('77) Dena Becker BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Forrest GOODENOW Terry ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Derrith PERSONS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOFF ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil OWEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ranee BURCH ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to break out the ol' propeller beanie; this time for a double tip. One for each of the two guys born on this date, Bill and Forest GOODENOW Terry ('54). Have a good one. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ back in Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest begins today under cloudy skies. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: It's a streatch (;-) Donald J. PARSONS (64) ~ Tri-City Herald June 23rd, 1968 Re: Ray STEIN ('64) Fan Club Card from WSC (aka WSU) Cougar Basketball This mid-'60s item is from the Washington State basketball program. Carry in your billfold or close to your heart. 1st person to offer $25.00 for it... will own it. All monies go to Club40. ~ James House, "Where are you?" -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Thursday Birthdays Well, time to get back on the old Uncle Jimmy's Clubhouse Birthday Milktruck and get some greetings out to my lil buddies celebrating birthdays today, Thursday, September 15, 2011. Not sure where to start so I will start with the oldest (of our young class) Best wishes to little Peter TURPING ('70) who gets all the 2% milk he wants today. Next is my sister from another mother, Debbie HOFF ('71). She is a sweetheart and hope you have a great day Deb. Next in line is my Big Pool buddy, Phil OWEN ('71). We helped teach swim lessons all those years ago at George Prout and I can now reveal the secret crush that Phil always had on Mrs. Roy. Finally, the eternal "cupcake", Ms. Renee BURCH Harmala ('71). Hope you have a great day, Renee. Now all of you head for the Sausage Fest this weekend and indulge in some of those secret treats we never got to have on the clubhouse, although how Uncle Jimmy survived without a couple of Raniers is beyond me... -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From N=Beverly Hills, MI where the Tigers just pulled a 9th inning comeback and have a magic number of "3". Looks like it could be a fun October for Baseball fans here. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean LEWIS ('77) Not sure if I've informed you of this but there is an RHS Alumni group on the LinkedIn network that your readers might want to know about. Its called "Richland Bombers alumni group" and can be found in a LinkedIn search. Thanks! -Sean LEWIS ('77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Alumni Sandstorm does not endorse LinkedIn... I have ignored every invitation so far. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dena Becker Dear Maren, My name is Dena and I run the marketing here at Prep Sportswear. Next Friday 9/23, we will be a sponsor at the Davis vs. Richland game. To get everyone excited about the game, we are hosting Turf Wars, a fan voting competition. The school that receives the most votes will get $500 donation from Prep Sportswear. We did this last week at Enumclaw vs. Union and had over 2000 total votes. Both schools went out and posted it on their facebook pages, emails, and with the supporters at the game. It was a lot of fun. We announce the winner at the game, approx 3rd quarter. Here is a link to where students, alumni, and families can vote. They can also vote by texting. The number for Richland is 206.745.2005. No purchase is required and fans can each vote once. Would you mind sharing the contest with your alumni? Please let me know any questions. -Dena Becker Director of Marketing, Prep Sportswear ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Pam EHINGER ('67), Brad UPTON ('74) Gary SCHAUER ('84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen KLEINPETER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOORE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Ladies of 1954 Our lunch get together will be moving from Granny's in Kennewick to Rosy's Ice Cream & Diner, 404 Bradley Blvd., Suite 106, Richland. Please join us at 11:30 am today, September 16th, at Rosy's. Turn at Rooster's Coffee off of GWWay towards the River on Bradley and it is right there! Their phone number is 943-0102 in case you get lost!! Let as many of our classmates as you can know of the change. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Vote for Richland Bombers I, Barbara ISAKSON Rau, vote for Richland Bombers class of '58. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) Re: LinkedIn Maren, Just wondering: Is there a special reason why you ignore LinkedIn? I am not a member, in fact, don't really know anything about it or have any interest in joining. I'm just curious. -Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I want Sandstorm readers to know that I do not endorse ANY link that I have not personally clicked and clicking a link in an email (even if you know who it appears to be from - and I get 2 or 3 links a WEEK from email addresses that I "know") is one way you can get a virus on your computer, therefore the Sandstorm is NOT responsible if you click and get a virus. See the entry from Gary SCHAUER (84) later in this issue: retirement age or not, I don't click links in email. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to another of the of the GMC'63's Bella Donnas. You'll need the Hubble Telescope to find a brighter smile. Happy Birthday to "K Cubed", Karen Kleinpeter Kroger ('63), you make everyone's day better. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Dear Bombers I just went and voted on and found out that only 25 Bombers had voted and Davis had 116 votes! Come on Bombers we need to vote! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Are there any Big Island Bombers? Anyone vacationing? I'm getting on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas tomorrow in Vancouver and sailing to Kona, HI. I'm doing 2 shows on Friday the 23rd. They are at The Kona Elks Lodge at 6:30 PM and Tante's Oceanfront Restaurant at 8:30 PM. Aloha -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SCHAUER ('84) Re: RHS Alumni group on LinkedIn Thank you, Sean LEWIS ('77), for posting the information about the RHS Alumni group on LinkedIn. With all due respect, Maren, while you may not endorse the site, I certainly do. There is no better site out there for professionals to network. I'm thankfully not looking for work, but if I was I would be thankful for the professional connections I've made and kept up in LinkedIn. Could be a generation thing with most of the Sandstorm readers/contributors being either retired or getting very close to retirement, while those of us in the middle of our working careers put great value on networking and appreciate sites like LinkedIn that help with this. And it works both ways I'd like nothing better than to help a fellow RHS alumni out with brokering a connection for them to someone I know or helping them find work. So I'm all in and now part of the RHS Alumni group on LinkedIn. And by joining this RHS alumni group, I found out one of my existing 1st-level contacts (and fellow '84 classmate), Debbie DUFF Peugh ('84), is already a member and two other alumni living in the Seattle area are 2nd level contacts (they know someone I know) so I may reach out for an introduction. Also just voted on the Prep Sports Wear Turfwars site for RHS. We're trailing Davis by a large margin (13-95) so far, which is hard to believe, but hopefully the word is spreading and we'll make up ground. -Gary SCHAUER ('84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61), Betsy FOX ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Dwight CAREY ('68) Vic MARSHALL ('71), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BELT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvin McDONALD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jody WHEELER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) Thanks, Maren, for your response to my question about LinkedIn. I certainly understand your point of view on this, though I might still subscribe and take the risk if I were seeking another avenue to employment -- which I am not. -Irene DE LA BRETONNE Hays ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) To: Brad UPTON ('74) Hi Brad, I'm a '63 graduate of RHS -- and Kona is my favorite place in the world. I have a place there, as does my brother, McGregor Fox ('58). We both spend a lot of time there with our families. Additionally, he owns a coffee farm there (Kona Mountain Coffee) - if you want to take a tour, I could arrange it. It's quite fascinating. Additionally, if you want to know of some great snorkeling beaches, scuba diving, ziplining, scenic drives, restaurants, beaching, cool people to meet, funky bars/hangouts, best mahi- mahi or Mai-Tais... well, I've been going there every year for 40 years - know the island pretty well. If you are familiar with Don Ho... His nephew runs the Kona Mountain Coffee company. He's a great guy... very dialed in with the island and lots of people. Also, he epitomizes the spirit of Aloha. E-mail me if you want more information on all of this. It's an awesome place. Have a wonderful time. -Betsy FOX Vance ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) I voted... can't believe that more Bombers haven't voted. I would think we would have been way ahead of Davis. By the way, when I voted, it stated that 56 Bombers had voted, but that is still far below Davis' totals. "Here we go, Bombers! Here we go... beeeeeat Davis". *grin* I don't know a lot about Linkedin, other than I have gotten requests to join it, but I get an error message from my virus protection telling me it is a potential risk, so I have deleted all requests to join that site. I am not saying that it is a danger or would give a virus, but just saying what my particular virus protection program advises, so I have not gone to that site. Thank you, Maren, for all you do to keep all of us connected. other than being on Facebook and keeping connected through the "Richland Bombers from the Class of '64" group that Gary BEYHMER ('64) started, I am happy that we have the Alumni Sandstorm. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA the fires in the mountain areas around us, that were caused by a small, private plane crash, and the lightning storms of the past few days, are finally becoming contained... we are far enough away that we weren't involved in any of the evacuations, but we did get the smokey skies. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Links in email I see both arguments regarding links in emails. BUT I just clicked on a link in the Sandstorm to send this message, and the Sandstorm is full of helpful links to web sites, email addresses, the Bomber calendar, etc. The LinkedIn site referred to in today's Sandstorm is a web site, not really a "Link". Just coming off my IT career, embedded links in emails, documents, and web pages are here to stay, and are very useful tools. With all the antivirus software being automatically updated by your computer every day, the number of harmful links is being reduced drastically. Antivirus software has its drawbacks, but it's getting better and more efficient. At one time, a user's computer could be infected by just opening or previewing an email message not even having to click on a link that was within the email. It's good to be safe, but at the same time if you don't click on the provided links, you're missing out on a lot of good functionality. I guess my suggestion would be to use the links sparingly, and keep your antivirus software up-to-date! -Dwight CAREY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Turf Wars To: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67), Me thinks something is not a right in the Bomber-Davis Turf Wars fight. When I first went to the link yesterday (Thursday), the vote was 120 to 94 in favor of the Bombers. When I went back later to vote... all of a sudden it was Bombers 24... Davis 114. It did not make any sense to me. I PERSONALLY voted 3 times (with 3 separate 3 mail accounts) but when I checked the count at the end of the day... Richland was still only at 28. I am certain that Davis does not have the Alumni network that Richland has... I doubt if there are many high schools in the entire nation that enjoy the following that Richland does. By the time this posts... the contest will be over and the $500 awarded. IF Richland loses... someone should demand a "re-click" count. The numbers just simply do not make sense... -Vic MARSHALL (Fun, Fun, Fun class of '71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Who is this? To All Bombers, Who might this person be??? The photo was taken in the REDOX lobby sometime in the '50s. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and one lunch today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie SHEARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl BARBER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed SMYTH ('75wb) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike LONERGAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris BOLKAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I too want to thank Jeff DeMEYER ('62) for telling me when our 50th reunion will be so that those of us who need to purchase plane tickets or whatever can start to plan... I'm glad Tim SMYTH (also from the great class of '62) is planning to attend. For the record, I too plan to attend, and Carole JOHNSTON Berg (also '62) is also planning on it. HOpe many more are able to attend... Looking forward to it... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Re: Missing 1962 classmates - Update 6-23-11 David BELL, Herbert E. BELVINS, Doug BURNS, Barry DAHL, Lesie Lang DALTON, Ron Dykes, Ken ELLIOT, Roger FARBER, Margert GIBSON Tucker, Patrica HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Richard HENDERSON, Mike HOLCOMB, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHART, Margert LEWIS Helberg, Jerry LIDDEL, Richard LLOYD, Ben MILES, Drudeane NICHOLSON Martin, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Steven SCHELL, Norman SEYMOUR, Rod SHANKS, Margert SMITH, Rick Smolen, Bill STAINKIN, Loyd TAYLOR, Pat TRUILLO Hunter, Fred VanPATTEN, Laurel VLACIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Linda WHITTAKER, Dave WILSON, Cathy WILSON Ward, Valeree Workman Offerman, Carolyn WRIGHT Kellmans, Yvonne WRIGHT. Please contact me Thank You, -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Imbedded links in emails I first see if it is of interest (often not). The I hover the cursor over the link and see if the revealed link matches the expressed link. Finally, I copy the link into a search engine and let it find the link and I check the McAfee SiteAdvisor assessment. It only takes a few seconds. I've seen sufficient numbers of hacked emails from friends to be cautious. -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/11 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have a birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce KILLAND ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treasure ELDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike WAGGONER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean HEILING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob McCOULLOGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The ol' propeller beanie is getting a workout this month. This is the second time for a double tip. No twins this time, just two of the lovely ladies from the class of '54. I'll list them in alphabetical order and not by any other criteria. Here it comes (wait for it): The double tip for Ann CLATWORTHY and Treasure ELDER. You both have finally reached the magic birthday that allows you into the Uptown Tavern without being carded at the door. Have fun on this day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ recovering from a slightly damp Oktoberfest in Mount Angel, OR where this week the weather guessers are calling for the mid-eighties. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Race For the Cure On Sunday the 18th, my youngest daughter and I participated in the 20th Portland Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure 5K Walk among the 1000s of participants. There is no doubt that this is one of the greatest highs of each year for me. It is almost overwhelming for the women who have faced the challenges of breast cancer or are presently facing that now and for those who may in the future be facing this terrible disease that thousands of people from all over come here to lend their support, funds and encouragement for "life". This is my third year and hopefully I will be able to continue for many more years. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) For those of you keeping score at home, today is Dean HEILING's birthday. Hope that much older trophy wife of his Anita ('63), finds a new way to make it memorable, really memorable. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I think it all started with a phone call Sitting here trying to remember how I started wishing this big kid an HB... I mean not that I shouldn't be wishing him an HB just trying to recall how it started... If memory serves (and after the last few emails I've had with Ellen W. ('63) over the last few dayz I'm pretty sure I have no memory to speak of... I may as well just check into the "home")... it all started one year when the birthday boy was visiting Vegas and the Oracle ('63 and a year older in two days and Beth PARKER '63 in four) called (Jimbeaux not Beth) and suggested I make a surprise call to the hotel where the B-day boy was staying and wish him an HB outa the blue... I did and the rest is history... course given my current state of oldtimers I may never have wished this guy HB in my entire life and may be just making this whole thing up... while I'm at it... guess I should remind him and the rest of my adopted class of '63 of the 50th reunion drawing nearer by the minute set for 9/6, 7, & 8, 2013... some of us already have our rooms booked at the DI... how's that for planning... it'll be here before you know it! So now for the main event... a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dean HEILING ('63) on September 21, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Janet TYLER ('61) Jeanie TURNER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte NUGENT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy COPPINGER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHEPARD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert HAMMILL ('70wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet TYLER ('61) I'm still basking in the energy from the GREAT 50 year Reunion of the class of 1961. Thanks to those who attended. It was so exciting to visit with friends and make new ones. Here's to the next 50! This article was interesting and I want to share it with all you alums. Radioactive Ranch: How Hanford's history reflects the West -Janet TYLER ('61) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) WOW, I am still thinking about all the work the Reunion Committee did for the Classic Class of 1961! The week-end was jam packed with activities and opportunities for us to visit with our classmates and to see how much Richland has grown in the years since we graduated. Touring the High School brought back many memories. Our tour guide, Mike Edwards was wonderful. The dinner Saturday night at Terra Blanca was so very nice, such a beautiful place. It was wonderful to hear Beth sing again. Sunday's memorial was so touching. It was profound to take part in it. So, hats off to Janet OSBORNE, Margaret TONER, Janet TYLER, Glenda ERVIN, Margaret EHRIG, Colleen OLSON, Judie WILLIAMS, Micki SPEARS, Katie SHEERAN, Jack GARDINER, Judy WILLOX, Jim ADRIAN, Leonard PETERS and MaryMike HARTNETT. A special thank you to Jim YOUNT for being the webmaster and giving us the opportunity to catch up with fellow classmates on the "web". Judy KEPLINGER deserves a special thank you. Because of all her hard work and that of the committee, the 50 year Reunion for the Classic Class of 1961 was a huge, wonderful party! I hope you all had a post-reunion party and celebrated all your hard work. -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) ~ in beautiful Vancouver, WA where summer has returned **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Checking into the Home right after I send this Well I sure hope Dean HEILING ('63) had the memorable b-day the Oracle ('63) wished him... that's all I'm gonna say about that... 'cept... please wish me the same Jimbeaux... pant pant pant... so as I mentioned yesterday, I have lost a good portion of my memory for certain and cannot seem to keep things straight from day to day... oh heck from moment to moment... getting ready to wish a '65er Bomber-babe and HB and was all ready to talk about how she and I shared a room at Kadlec when we wuz borned... all of a sudden I realized that if I'm wishin' her an HB in September, it means she is either a couple a months older than I am or almost a whole year younger, it became somewhat clear to me that I got the wrong girl... so I figured I'd check the ol' '65er web site to figure out who the girl was... didn't recognize a single name... I mean I never heard of any of those kids... now lemme get this straight... Richland is a little town close to two other towns in Eastern Washington that sits on a place where the Columbia, the Yakima and the Snake all come together... correct? And it was there for a top secret project during WWII... right? And at some time (I always thought it was one year but it wasn't so I don't even guess any more) it got a Charter and blew off a fake bomb north of the Uptown (there is a place called the Uptown right?) and we all became emansupated frum the gubmint kinda... right?... ok... I think I'm clear on that but just to clear the air I want everyone to understand I never slept nor shared a room nor in any other way did anything to give the BD girl a rep... got it? Just because Terry DAVIS ('63) and Tony HARRAH ('63) shared a room at Kadlec does not cast any cloud on this sweet lady either... I'm quitting while I'm kind of ahead... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) on September 22, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65... I think) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve SIMPSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen STRAND ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert POSENAUER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Pacemaker I bit the bullet and had a Pacemaker put in on Tuesday last. Got to watch the whole deal on the same monitor that the doctor had and it was super interesting. I had a unit with a defibrillator built in and thus three leads, two for the heart and one for the defib. One of the leads would not transit a "Y" in the vein leading to the heart opening and twist and turn as they would, it would not take I-5 but preferred I-405 and thus they took it out and put in one of a smaller diameter and it went right in. Amazing and my heart rate went from around 32 per minute to 60 and no fibrillation. All that shoving, twisting, turning, pulling out and putting back in sure created a serious bruise that runs across my shoulder and down my left arm to the elbow. Looks like a tattoo gone bad. I also bet that any number of Bombers have a Pacemaker installed. It is truly amazing and I met a guy who has had one for over thirty years. He said his first one was just a bit smaller than his car transmission but the new ones are tiny and not very invasive. I did carry my mobile phone in my left shirt pocket but that is a no-no now. Probably would be hard to tell if it is your phone or Pacemaker going off, the former not a bad deal the latter a real bad thing. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in Anacortes, WA where it is raining but warm. Just the same I dreamed of our place in Rancho Mirage, CA for the first time this summer last night **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Jim Hamilton '63 Happy Birthday Jimbeaux '63 is the heart and soul of our class, which he has always told me is the best class... not to brag, of course... but we do usually have the most at the reunions, and even have our own annual December gathering. Again, his idea. Jim began teaching me useful facts early in our friendship... like knowing the difference between a MGGT... a MGB... a Triumph Spitfire... etc... I loved sitting in his basement watching home movies... with his gorgeous Siamese cat trying to claw my eyes out... I loved having his darling mom make me my own "Next to Nothing" to take with me to the WSU Kappa house... I loved having his glamorous and wonderful sister guide me through college weekends at Pullman... I love having his "forever beautiful and forever young" Nancy as one of my BFFs... I love his spirit through his own problems which never involved complaining... only humor and courage and grace... I love that he can pinch my butt right when a picture snaps while looking serious and innocent... I love that he loves my family... and didn't throw my daughter Lindsey off Ellen's deck when Lindsey asked "Who is Ray STEIN?"... David RIVERS ('65) kind of wanted to, but was cautious as there was a large '63 contingent present. (We did educate Lindsey about Ray... trust me). I love our yearly pajama party at Ellen's in December... when we don our green and gold flannels right after the main course... and only change when we have to go out of the house... I love that Jimbeaux makes us scream & squirm with his pinworm stories... and brings flashlights to every gathering... (beware Cecilia '65 and David '65)... I love that Jim makes fun of any designer item I might have even if it's 30 years old... I love that he makes fun of me... (kind of disturbing... but you know... any kind of attention)... I love the extremely nasty names he calls my old boyfriends... and that he doesn't call my husband names... I guess I love that he loves me... and is one of my Bomber boyz ... (my husband calls us a cult... and tries to avoid us in packs). Jimbeaux has my heart... always has and always will... I wish him the best... and the most wonderful birthday ever! I just pray he doesn't show up in front of my house with "Cousin Eddie"... wearing his undies and open robe... eeeeeeyewwwww... See you in Olympia in December... in hopes of an ice storm... power outage... Arkos in the ditch... or flashlight inspection at Ellen's... (all are fairly sure bets... ) love, -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: One a my favorite dayz Sorry I missed wishing Ted's sister, Charlotte NUGENT ('64) an HB on the 22nd... Tell your brother I'll be his campaign manager if he ever decides to run for President... Oh... not her bro? Bummer!... Well I gotta say this is always one of my favorite HB dayz... but I must admit, I thought I just did this like last week or something... aren't we spozed ta have a party in Richland at one of the b-day boyz' place or some Malibu Barbie event at ML's ('63) for the "older gentleman"?... I mean it would seem fitting... What memories with this crew... now the one kid I knew best in grade school and haven't seen him in years but can still visualize him from around 3rd grade when I write about him... hope he makes our 50th... the other '65er and the older kid have shared huge challenges over the years and the younger one is still facing them every day... just got an up date from his dear wife and it seems that the more things get better the more they find... we gotta kill the big c once and for all... but I'm glad to hear he is in good spirits even if he isn't flying me 1st class to Richland for his party (that's a good one... who has first class to Richland?) I'm told by a little bird that my entry for the older kid is gonna take a huge back seat to one of them '63 Bomber-babe's entry so I won't even try to compete... Since the big kid was a Sr. when I was a Soph., she naturally has more of all the news that's unfit to print but needs to be told in the interest of transparency and full disclosure... besides he and I were pumped by this girl's husband a few months ago for any dirt we had on her... I said I had none but I think the Big kid and her sweety went off to where the smoking lamp was lit and the big kid spilled his guts... I mean I dunno... but it is what I heard... Before I sign off though and before I yell out the big HB, I do want to send all of my love to the BENNETT kids (I only know Earl's ('63) and Cecilia's ('65) class years... sorry [I can add Diana ('64)... there are some others I don't know -Maren]) as they celebrate the life of their dear Mother on this same day. So for Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63), Steve SIMPSON ('65) and George ZIELINSKY ('65) a Huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your special day, September 23, 2011... and Oracle, I sure hope your MUCH YOUNGER trophy wife, the ever lovely Miss Nancy, finds a way to make your birthday memorable... very Memorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mark SAUCIER ('70) Need some recipe help. Does anyone know exactly went into a Jerry's Special Pizza at the GasLight besides Dill Pickle. Think I remember ground sausage, onion? anyone? -Mark SAUCIER ('70) ~ Pittsburgh, PA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Carol CARSON ('60), Pam ROBINSON ('61) Doug HAWKINS ('62), Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) Linda REINING ('64), JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack MORRIS ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy CROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dina SPANJER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron FRYMIER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan WADE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Jerry's Special Pizza To: Mark SAUCIER ('70) Jerry's Special Pizza (my all time favorite!) had diced dill pickles but I remember it also had ground salami and onions. Don't know about the sausage. I've never found another pizza I liked as much. I'd love it if someone knew all of the ingredients. I miss the Gaslight! -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynnwood, WA where we are having some warm after summer weather **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) Re: Class of 1961 50 year Reunion I wanted to add to the previous comments about the Great 50 Year Reunion of two weeks ago. It was a wonderful get-together, all due to Judy KEPLINGER and her committee, who prepared everything so well that the whole weekend went off without a hitch. No one has yet mentioned the best thing about the whole trip: the tour of the B Reactor in the old "areas." The morning bus tour was led by Gary PETERSON ('59), husband of Margaret TONER from our class. He really knows the history of the whole operation at Hanford and took us through the entire project, pointing out old sites none of us had seen before, like the old Hanford high school building and the remnants of the town of White Bluffs, all the while entertaining us with anecdotes about the place. The reactor itself was fascinating; if anyone has a chance, do take the tour. They run it six times a year, we were told, and it's worth every minute. Gary was accompanied by Colleen I-forget-her-last-name from the Department of Energy and together they made an eloquent plea for the preservation of the site, AND for the hope to move all that toxic waste away from Richland. It was a terrific tour, very informative and engrossing. I was most impressed at seeing Enrico Fermi's office in the B Reactor--talk about history! -Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doug HAWKINS ('62) I would like to express my gratitude to the three individuals who praised my tribute to Randy FREE ('61-RIP): Dan LAYBOURN ('70), Jack EVANS ('62), and David RIVERS ('65). Their comments were gratifying given the sensitivity of the writing. Thank you -Doug HAWKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Maren, Would you please let everyone in Bomberland know that my sis, Janice BEARDSLEY Detrick (64) walked away with the angels this morning [9/23/11] in South Carolina following a lengthy illness. She leaves behind her husband, Larry, daughters Rhonda Renz and Lindsey Detrick and son Justin Detrick, three grandchildren, two sisters, Nancy BEARDSLEY Lucke ('65) and Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62), nieces and nephews and many friends. Services will be in Barnwell, SC on Friday, September 30. Thank you. -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Family and Friends are everything... treasure them. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Pacemaker You are ten times braver than I am! I cannot imagine watching them insert that defibrillator/pacemaker! Ouch!!!!!!!!! I had mine, in July, but I was a BIG baby and, not only could I NOT watch, I had to be "draped", so that my face was completely covered, which didn't help with my claustrophobia one bit! Even though I begged them to "put me out", I was awake for the blasted procedure, although, since I am such a BIG baby, they did have to give me something extra to put me in "twilight sleep", was getting too stressed, but I did feel the tugging and the pulling and the prodding! had a nice bruise, too, but nothing compared to yours. not something I'm excited to go through, again, but will be necessary when the battery has to be changed, in 5-7 years. they also told me not to carry, or use, my cell phone on the right side (I still have the "port" on the left side). I no longer have to worry about having MRIs, can still have CAT scans. did they demonstrate the sound it will make, IF it ever goes off? sounds like a European siren. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kern County Fair is happening in Bakersfield, CA and, as usual, it is too HOT, dusty, and crowded---good excuse for me to stay indoors with the a/c, although I am missing the cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, and Indian fry-bread/tacos. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: JoAnne BUCHOLZ McLaughlin ('65) Thanks to David RIVERS ('65) for the Happy Birthday greetings to me yesterday. I figure since we can't do anything about getting older, every day is a blessing. I really appreciate all David's Sandstorm entries and our Bomber family. And thanks to Maren and Richard for keeping the Sandstorm going! -JoAnne BUCHOLZ McLaughlin ('65) ~ Kennewick where we are enjoying incredible fall weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lance WILLIS ('70) It's time for the big move. Been in L.A. for 14 years, after 4 years in Dallas. Next week it's moving time to Olympia. The minute our son Sam graduated high school in June and left for the University of Montana we started packing our bags. California is truly the land of fruits and nuts. Want to know the Bombers in Oly? -Lance WILLIS ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Paula NORTON Henry - Class of 1978 ~ 1960 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim WATTS ('54), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Terry DELSING ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth PARKER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector ALVAREZ ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy NELSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard McALLISTER ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) Armand Loiseau ('53 Bulldog) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Jerry's Special Pizza I used to stop in the Gaslight after swing shift and shoot the breeze with Jerry. Because I put dill pickle on everything, I mentioned it to Jerry. He went in and put together what became my favorite pizza. He started with a thin crust, spread marinara sauce over it. Then he covered the pizza with a mixture of mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese. He topped it off by spreading sausage, onions, mushrooms (cooked), sliced ripe olives and a liberal sprinkling of diced dill pickle. That became a ritual after swing shift, a Jerry's Special and a cold beer. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland / Vancouver Area Lunch Social PLEASE JOIN US!!! WHAT: Bomber Lunch Social - Portland / Vancouver Area WHEN: Saturday October 15, 2011 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Please bring photos & yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the Sun Room. PLEASE RSVP to: -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) So sorry to hear of the passing of Janice BEARDSLEY Detrick ('64) - "soar with the angels, Janice". -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Growin up with chicks First off let me say I was so very sorry to hear about Janice BEARDSLEY ('64 RIP)... the Beardsley house was one of my early introductions into the subject matter of my BD wish today... a house fulla Bomber-babes... also thanks for the thanks to Doug HAWKINS ('62) and JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) I hope you both know I was sincere in all I said. Loved the picture of Doug in the vest that Ellen ('63) sent me... Welcome Home, Doug! Now I am sure that any of you guys out there can understand that the thrill of a young boy's life is Bomber-babes and cars (and music too)... so you can imagine what it was like growing up next to a household of three beeeeeeeuuuuuuteeeeful Bomber-babes... I mean it was more than fantastic... first there is hanging out in the basement with us younger kids down there and a whole house full of '60 and '63 girls running around upstairs... shiver shake drool... scuze me... still sends chills up my spine... then there were the boyfriends... these girls had to have chosen who to go with by their cars cuz there wasn't an uncool rod that ever parked on Stevens by their house... half of the things I've done to cars came from those cars parked across the street... perhaps a close second to actually living across the street from them was bopin' over to Brian's ('65) after he moved over on Johnston where there was a verchual korakopia of Bomber-babes to drool over... that is where I may have first fallen in love with Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and of course just around the corner were the WEIHERMILLER girls... what more could a kid want!!!!!!!!!!! It is just wonderful to wear my Gold Star Crown Ellen gave me for actually wishing all 4 of those girls an HB on the right day this year... I may have to wear it with my green and gold jambos this December that Ellen and ML gave me last summer at the marching, caroling, chowder fest this year... It was really great to see the BD girl this summer and I'm sure sorry I wasn't able to make the trip to the '61 reunion because she was in Richland that Friday and I mighta got a kiss and a hug for old time's sake... so I sure hope that Beth PARKER ('63) has a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on September 25, 2011!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Hope SOLO ('99) ~ 8/30/11 TCH article There was an article in the 8/30 TCH regarding the new cast of Dancing with the Stars . It revealed that Hope SOLO ('99), World Cup soccer player is among them. ABC says the 13th season of the hit show will feature basketball star Ron Artest (he was already eliminated on 9/20), reality stars Robert Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari and Chas Bono; TV personalities Nancy Grace, Carson Kressley and Rick Lake; singer-actress Chynna Phillips; actors David Arquette and J. R. Martines; and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, who may be better known in the U. S. for being George Clooney's ex-girlfriend. The season premier was 9/19. Hope began with the waltz, and they scored 21 out of 30. Next week they will perform a different dance. Re: 9/24/11 TCH article ~ Woman who helped name Herald dies at 95 A Kennewick woman who helped name the TCH in 1947 died Thursday after a long illness. Eleanor Moe was 95. "She was such a good person and well loved by everyone who knew her," said her son Dennis Moe of Kennewick. Eleanor Moe never missed reading the TCH once she and her late husband, Sigurd, moved to Kennewick from Wisconsin in 1947. In a 1997 interview with the Herald, Eleanor Moe talked about being one of several people who came up with the name, Tri-City Herald, when former publisher Glenn C. Lee held a contest to come up with a new name after he purchased the weekly Pasco Herald. She shared the $100 prize with 19 other contestants who came up with the same name. Each received $5. "(Tri-City Herald) just seemed to fit," she said at the time. She added that even $5 was a lot of money in those days. "We're all still reeling from the loss," her son said Friday. "My brothers and sister will be home next week, then we'll make arrangements to bury our mother. Re: Fred Staples, former Superior Court Judge, died 9/19/11 An earlier TCH article said an autopsy was done last Thursday and found that Fred died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on the deck of his home in Meadow Springs in Richland. Re: Troy C. English attended Jefferson Elementary School and graduated from HHS in 1991. Funeral notice was in TCH 9/14/11 Troy's mother, Peggy English, was a former elementary and middle school teacher in Richland. I am pretty sure that she graduated from RHS, but I don't know which year. Peace to all ~ Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Today the temperature will remain about 90 with nighttime temperatures in the 50s. Then it will drop to about 77 tomorrow and throughout the coming week with rain in the forecast for the first few days of the coming week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Terry DELSING ('71) To: Lance WILLIS ('70) Does Rush Limbaugh's show come in any clearer in Olympia? -Terry DELSING ('71) ~ Los Angeles, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dale ALDRIDGE - Class of 1973 ~ 1954 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and one Falcon sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Helen CROSS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Kelly Hilty ('78 HHS) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol EVANS ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) & Lois WEYERTS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) It is with a heavy heart that I report my youngest daughter, Paula NORTON Henry ('78) died in her sleep recently. Her obituary was in the Tri-City Herald on Friday and Saturday September 23rd and 24th. -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Dear Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) I am so sorry to learn of your sister's passing at such a young age... but I am glad you know she is with the angels and our Lord. Also to Doug HAWKINS ('62) I too thought your tribute to Randy FREE ('61-RIP) was very moving, and informative. Your English teachers would be proud to read this also, spoken from someone who was in school with you since Carmichael. I know it is my brother's birthday today [9/24], but as I also know he doesn't read the Sandstorm, but I certainly don't know why, I didn't bother to wish him a Happy Birthday via our media, I had to resort to the phone and then he didn't answer, so I had to leave a message... Fortunately, I have warm fuzzy memories from our childhood, well sort of, when it comes to Roy ('65) and me.... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where we've been having rain all weekend and terrible thunderstorms tonight, with tornado warnings in the area!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland High junior to teach class at library J.R. GUFFEY has been drawing cartoons and comics for about 10 years. "I started with stick figures at age 5 and worked my way up the hill," GUFFEY said. "I am self-taught and always loved reading comic books." Click to read more Peace, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** From the ALL Bomber Alumni GuestBook. From: Kelly Hilty Dunn ('78 Hanford - Sorry 'bout That!) Entered: Sunday 09/25/2011 6:51:31pm COMMENTS: Hello you crazy Bomber people! Some of you would remember me as Neil FASTABEND's ('76) steady girlfriend, but most will know me as Shelly HILTY ('72) and Max HILTY's ('81) big sister! LOL! Though I didn't go to Richland (dontcha love how gossip and rumors can make you go to a different school? Thanks Parnell) I have always been a "Bomber" at heart. How fun to see Maxie's boys Hayden (RHS Quarterback 2009) and Mason (RHS Baseball) shine in the light of green and gold! Went to see Michael PETERSON ('77) in Springfield this summer - he's as sweet as he ever was - and completely unchanged by his success in life. Go figure huh?! I come home every year - whether I need to or not - usually in the summer where there is no humidity factor (Illinois SUCKS in the summer!) Some of you I see - a lot of you I don't - but my memories are mostly happy ones... lots of laughter about those "rowdy youngsters" who are now coaches and teachers - yea NEIHOLD ('77), I'm talkin to you! *LOL* If anyone see's "Gas" Gardner - ask her about her day at the Horse Races and Sexy John's Boy.. hello to Cara McCULLY ('78) too.. Thanks for keeping our memories alive here... LOVE IT! Go Bombers! -Kelly Hilty Dunn ('78 Hanford - Sorry 'bout That!) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) Tom VERELLEN ('60) Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andy MILLER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) Re: Jerry's Special Pizza The recent reply from Jim WATTS ('54) on the making of a Jerry Special is, as might be expected, completely wrong. The origin of this Pie was a joint effort between Dick Watson And Jerry Hutson (the co-owners and founders of the original Gaslight). A Jerry Special had Pepperoni, Salami, Sausage, Pastrami and chopped Dill pickle, blended cheese and a house special sauce on a thin shell. It NEVER had mushrooms, onions or olives on it. I was the second owner of the Gaslight and never changed a recipes in the twenty years I had it. -Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Encore visit to alpine cascades I did make another trip on September 16th to Mt. Rainier and the meadows were full of blooms and critters. There was a taste of autumn in a cool breeze so I am thinking these are now visions of a "summer" long gone. Sounds like I might make another trip before it snows a whole bunch. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, WA where we have returned to gray rain normal weather **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Jimmie Rodgers Hey Bombers, thought you music lovers might like this. Remember Jimmie Rodgers? I didn't have his picture hanging on my wall like Elvis, Frankie and some of the others... but I loved some of his songs, like "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter than Wine." Yesterday at a church in Camas, WA I was privileged to attend one of his shows. Wow! He is 78, lost a good deal of his voice but did he put on a terrific show! Now through the magic of old clips from TV and Movie Shows (Debbie Reynolds did this with her show) we get to walk down memory lane for just a little bit and see our then teen idols as they once were. He sang many of his hits to his recordings. He can still play the guitar great and though stories, a wonderful sense of humor and audience participation (he got us all singing along) put on a very entertaining, touching and nostalgic show. I wish I had seen him when I was younger but glad I didn't miss this opportunity. Don't miss his show if he comes your way! He was born and raised in Camas and came there not only to do this show but to sign his new book, "Dancing On The Moon." -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ From the Columbia Gorge, Washington side where the rain has started but we're hoping for a few more Indian Summer Days! It is beautiful no matter what the weather! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Richard HARRIS ('49), Jim WATTS ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Shirley COLLINGS (66) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim JENSEN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni HAUSENBUILLER ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HOGAN & Lori SIMPSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" HARRIS ('49) I need to let you know that my sister, Lyn HARRIS Crowe ('47), died yesterday in Marietta, GA. The name that Lyn used in high school was Ethelyn HARRIS. Her husband, Mike Crowe, sent an Email, yesterday, announcing her passing. She was cremated and a service celebrating her life will be held at the Sandy Springs Christian Church in Sandy Springs, GA (Atlanta suburb), in the near future. I will send details on the timing, when I receive it. -Richard "Dick" HARRIS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Harvey CHAPMAN's ('56) response to the "Jerry Special Pizza" I bow to Harvey's expertise, 'cause everyone knows that he is now, and always has been, an instant expert on everything. However, I'll clear the air on my intent. The question asked was for some help on what a Jerry's Special with dill pickles contained. When I would drop in after swing shift and shoot the breeze with Jerry, particularly after he was diagnosed with lung cancer, we would partake of a pizza that he would put together, and it had black olives, onions and mushrooms on it. I don't know if that was his particular taste or not. All I know was that I enjoyed the pizza and his company. Whether Harvey kept with the recipe that he mentioned in his response, I wouldn't know because I chose not to frequent the Gaslight after it changed hands. But to the gentleman who inquired about it, try it both ways and make up your own mind. Bomber Cheers, -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, October 1 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 MARGARITAS in Richland Spouses and friends are welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Short Thrust Series and Hold!!! Seargent Rivers, make that Staff Seargent Rivers, got me. he really got me. Most of us wondered if those bayonet drills would ever get put to work, and now we know. He got me right betwixt the ribs and then employed two vertical butt strokes. So I did indeed forget Sister Mary Elizabeth's birthday due to a malfunction on the lappie. Now I'm beholding to some customer service cat named Rajib for making it all better. There is always a paper calendar or post it notes, but being Green I figured those trees could be put to better use making toothpicks for Counselor Rivers, esq. Bingo, got you back! Not sure if the soon-to-be-scheduled Line of Duty Investigation will find in my favor, but I'm watching "A Few Good Men" and "The Caine Mutiny" to make sure I'm prepared. There was some other flick I saw at The Village where they cut off some guy's buttons and broke his sword. Hope it doesn't happen to me just because I forgot her birthday. Happy late birthday to Beth PARKER ('63), and I used to think you were Pat MURPHY's ('63) sister. Oh great now I've exposed myself to a competency hearing. -Jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Jimmie Rodgers Thanks for the info on Jimmie Rodgers... always liked him... remember watching his TV show and I also saw the movie, "Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come"... think that might have been the only movie he ever made... I'm going to by his book... never knew he was from Washington State... that is so neat that you were able to see him, in person. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA temps are going back into the high 90s... I'm so ready for cooler temps **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Tri-City Herald/Kai-Huei Yau Court reporter Lisa Lang tells a story about how Superior Court Judge Fred Staples (RIP) gave her a book titled Smart Women Foolish Choices after she announced her engagement. Lang spoke Monday during Staples' funeral service in Kennewick. See story below. Joy, tears for retired Judge Staples at funeral Published Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2011 KENNEWICK -- There was almost as much laughter as there were tears at retired Judge Fred Staples' funeral service Monday as friends and family shared memories. Staples was remembered for his sharp legal mind, his tenacious pursuit of causes and interests, and his gruff exterior that hid a love for his family. He died September 19 at the age of 77. He retired from the Benton-Franklin Superior Court bench in 1994 as its longest-serving judge. Peace ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Hey Bombers, I'm getting on a Holland-America ship tomorrow in San Diego. This means that last Friday I was in Kona and this Friday I'll be in Cabo San Lucas... it's tough work, but someone has to do it. Speaking of work... I have a couple of shows I'd like to plug. I just confirmed a Dec. 23rd show in Cupertino, CA at the Flint Center with the legendary Johnny Mathis. John turns 76 on Friday and is a genetic wonder. If you live in the Bay Area and reaaallly want to get into the Christmas spirit, go see him! The other show I'm doing is for cause that is near and dear to my heart. On Nov. 4th at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma, I'm opening for Joan Rivers. Now, I realize, she's not for everyone... she works quite blue, but she is a sweet lady (and a couple of years older than Johnny). Anyway, I'm the Board of Directors for Gilda's Club in Seattle and Joan has agreed to do a meet and greet after the show as a fundraiser for Gilda's Club. You come back after the show, say hello and get your picture taken. All the info is at: If you don't want to partake in the fundraiser, you can still go to the show! Hope to see some Bombers! -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Janice BEARDSLEY - Class of 1964 ~ 1945 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Evelyn MEYER ('46) Larry OSTERMAN ('51), Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Patti JONES ('60), Walt MORGAN ('60) Jeanie TURNER ('61), Jim YOUNT ('61) Helen CROSS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Janice KLUSMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45/'46/'02) Re: Ethelyn "Lyn" HARRIS Crowe ('47-RIP) To: Dick Harris ('49) My deepest sympathy for your loss. Lyn, who we knew as Ethelyn, was a very friendly girl, with a ready smile. I hope you got to see her recently. -Dick McCOY ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Evelyn MEYER Crowder ('46) Re: Ethelyn "Lyn" HARRIS Crowe ('47-RIP) To: Richard Harris ('49) I am so sorry to hear about Ethelynn. We had lots of fun in high school. I really thought she was a great person. Please know I am thinking of you in this time of sorrow. -Evelyn MEYER Crowder ('46) ~ Scottsdale, AZ where it is cooling down. I love the heat so I don't complain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry OSTERMAN ('51) Re: Pizza The recent discussions about pizza made me wonder when pizza came to the Tri-City area. The first pizza place I remember was at the "Y" in the mid fifties. Were there pizzarias in the area before that? I tasted my first pizza in 1952 while I was in the Air Force. I favor pizza with the traditional cheeses and peppers, onions and sausage. And, of course, beer. -Larry OSTERMAN ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) To: Jim WATTS ('54) Jim, There is a distinct difference between choosing to frequent an establishment and being told to keep out. -Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Sonja RITTENHOUSE Decker ('56) I'd like to send Sonja an email about working together many years ago. Her email is incorrect on the ['56] Bomber site so it just bounces back. Can anyone help? -Barbara SESLAR Thomas Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Passing of a friend of many Douglas STILES ('57) has passed away. Going through Richland last Sunday I had called Doug's cell expecting Sally to answer. Their son, Kevin, answered and told me "Dad is in a bad way". I gave him my best wishes and drove on to Spokane for a business meeting Monday AM. Back in Richland Monday afternoon I spoke with Kevin again and he said "no change". Tuesday about 2:30 Jackie and I were in the Columbia Gorge on the way to yet another meeting when Kevin called and said "Dad passed on a little bit ago". I expressed our sympathy and asked him to give Sally a hug for us. Other than that Doug had been fighting cancer for some time I don't have any details. I presume the family will publish an Obit and will make some decision on a some memorial service. May God keep him in peace. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: All Bomber Luncheon Richland Build old/new friendships. Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish... OK if you don't. WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 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: Walt MORGAN ('60) Memories of the Middle '50s in my neighborhood on Farrell Lane in Richland. For some of the darndest parties you ever seen Jim WATTS ('52), Bob Watts ('50?), Dave WATTS ('56-RIP), Harvey CHAPMAN ('56), Craig BUCHANAN ('57), Courtney BUCHANAN ('55-RIP), Bob Mulroy ('57wb-RIP), Jim BADGER ('56-RIP), Dave BEIERS ('54-RIP), The SHEPPARD twins ('57) and many others would gather. I was the little kid next door. You never get too old to learn something new and you learn something every day. I find these 2 boys (Jim and Harvey) humorous. Wonderful memories! Gas Light Pizza, best I ever ate and Tom NORTON ('58) the best cook the Gas Light ever had, in my opinion. I hope this cheers someone up. -Walt MORGAN ('60) ~ from Cherokee Village, AR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: '61 in 2011 - 50 Year Reunion -Jeanie TURNER Anderson (Classic Class of 1961) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim YOUNT ('61) Re: news from the class of '61 In the last week, the class of 1961 web has been updated with: 256 images from the reunion weekend, thanks to a combined effort from Tom HANN, Judy FATUR Baston, and many others. 34 images from the Port Townsend mini-reunion (Billye Conley, Roni O'DONNELL Kalyk, Gloria HANKE Atkins, Betty BENOLIEL Snyder, Jim ROBERTS, and Jim YOUNT), all photographed wonderfully by Mary Anne LAUBY ('73). 11 additional great images from Jean TURNER Anderson (thanks Jean!). If someone is interested, we can add captions to the photos. Paul LEWIS did a great job of this for the last reunion, so he's all trained. My guess is that we'll need maybe five more sets of eyes to fill in all the blanks. It's really pretty easy, so please let me know if you would like to add your efforts. -Jim YOUNT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Thank you Tom VERELLEN ('60) for the great photos of Mt. Ranier and Donni CLARK Duphy ('63): I agree with you, whatever the weather, the Gorge is beautiful. It is the area I've picked out if we ever do return to live in Washington State... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Grandview, IN where we are having lovely 70 weather after a weekend of hard rain and lots of thunder so hard it rattled the dishes in my cupboards here at the parsonage... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Ok...Who won the spelling contest? Re: Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) and Dawn BERN ('64) ~ Miss Tri-City -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hometown heroes My goodness, Jimbeaux ('63) was quite animated yesterday, wasn't he! To be honest, I don't recall chiding him on missing Bethie's ('63) B-day and in fact thought I showed a great deal of restraint in remaining silent... but then again, as I've been saying, the ol' memory is really doing some strange things... I will say, however, that I never use wooden toothpicks... I prefer a specific brand of plastic picks and only the original formula, which is a little softer than the current one... I can tell by their color (tho I hoarded several boxes when I noticed the change) and whether or not they float... then, I actually sand them down to the right width... I know... the boy has way too much time on his hands)... I would never kill a tree for my picks... I prefer them to remain in the land fill for eternity so that some day some guy on CSI will find my DNA on one and maybe they will decide to clone me... (I can hear some former, as opposed to "old", girlfriends spitting out coffee and soda as they read that shuddering at the thought)... Really enjoyed the mention of Jimmie Rogers the other day. Norm N. Nite interviews birthday boyz 'n' girls on his '50s show and for the last two years I've listened to his interview of Jimmie... last year he first brought up his book and I was going to order it... when he was on the radio this last birthday I was shocked that a year had passed... I had the experience of moving to Camas for about 15 minutes the last quarter of my Junior year and can say I really enjoyed the experience of being a mystery in a really small town... I ran with a transfer from one of the large Vancouver schools and a total surfer babe from Long Beach... talk about being viewed with suspicion... We hadda ball... my mommy was not too fond of my surfer girl as she dressed a little outlandish for Mom's taste... I on the other hand found the mounds of flesh rather refreshing to say the least... shore made school fun... it was there I was reunited with the Real Don Steele after he left the Tri-Cities, the KISN corner and all the great dance spots in the Portland-Vancouver area... I hafta say I experienced enough fun for a whole school year in just a couple of months living there... By the way... before I get on to my more local hero (Richland rather than Camas/Washougal) I wanna wish a huge get well to my ol' bud Gary WEBB ('64)! Hip replacements don't sound all that fun to me and there were some complications beyond that so take it easy, Gary! Jimbeaux, you might wanna give Gary some pointers... He sounded OK when I talked to him but am sure he could use some advise from an old pro... so as I wuz saying before I was interrupted by myself with all this nonsense about dances and Surfer girls... Spalding was my first real awareness of "cool". At Jefferson, I was too young to tell the difference between what was cool and what wuz just being a little kid. But when I got to Spalding I ran into some of the coolest kids I had ever come across. Of course Rock 'n' Roll was new and I became a part of it (stole that line from Narvel Felts off "Pink 'n' Black Dayz")... we were addicted to Rock 'n' Roll and all the older guys in the neighborhood commanded the greatest respect from all of us. The B-day boy was in Jr Hi at Chief Jo but his younger brother ('63 RIP) was two years above me at Spalding... I was totally in awe of both of them and of course his brother had "the walk". I am so very glad to have remained friends with the b-day boy and just enjoy the crap outa calling him on his b-day and hooking up when I'm home... So I wish Jack GARDINER ('61) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on his special day, September 29, 2011!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janice KLUSMAN McCurdy ('66) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Shirley I was a clerk in criminal court with Judge Staples (RIP) and I worked with Kay his wife. He will be missed. -Janice KLUSMAN McCurdy ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/11 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick ('52) & Burt ('59) PIERARD Jim WATTS ('54) Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) Floyd MELTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HUDSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami SCHUCHART ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick ('52) and Burt ('59) PIERARD Maren, Greetings from New Mexico where Burt and I are now engaging in some "atomic tourism." Yesterday we visited the very interesting National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, today and tomorrow we are in Santa Fe and Los Alamos, and Saturday we visit the Trinity Site, which is only open for visitors two days a year and this one of them. Would you want anything more than this for the Sandstorm? Cheers, -Dick ('52) and Burt ('59) PIERARD ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Send pictures!!!! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) To: Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) Harvey, I don't remember you ever having the ability to keep me out of any place I wanted to go, nor the desire to if you could make a nickle out of it. In fact, your penchant for Midnight Shopping for Christmas trees to save money nearly made that test. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) and Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) To: Russell RODDY ('55) Russ, Sylvia just got an email about your dear wife, Sandy. We're so Sorry with tears running down our faces. It's so hard to imagine. We're in shock!! We will keep praying for you and your family for your loss. You and Sandy will forever be thought of as close friends. "Eternal rest grant unto her and Perpetual light shine upon her." Amen With all our love, God Bless, -Tony DURAN ('55) and Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Douglas STILES ('57-RIP) So sorry to hear about the passing of Doug STILES... he and I go way back to our high school days. We were never really close friends but on one occasion we were chasing after the same girl friend. If you remember he was the owner of the Basset bus service and worked for years trying to make a go in that business. He was about the friendless person one would want to meet and was always upbeat about life; at least that is the way he came across to me when ever I ran into him. My sympathy goes out to Sally. Thanks to Larry MATTINGLY ('60) for the posting. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Sandra HOWERTER Roddy - Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2011 ~ October, 2011