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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/01/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Sharon CHAMBERS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" BOYLE ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna DURBIN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HAMMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia INGHRAM ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheri LUKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana SHIPMAN ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Photo of Teresa DeVINE Knirck ('64) Bill KNIRCK (65-RIP) Memorial Re: ...still more Richland Bombers -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site 66 teams for the official start in Anchorage first Saturday in March - this year March 3rd. Musher Banquet tonight... mushers draw for bib numbers (starting position). List of some of the teams I'm watching this year: DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib # Ray Redington Jr/Bib # Martin Buser/Bib # Rohn Buser/Bib # Jeff King/Bib # Lance Mackey/Bib # Dallas Seavey/Bib # Dan Seavey/Bib # Mitch Seavey/Bib # Cim Smyth/Bib # Ramey Smyth/Bib # Hugh Neff/Bib # Rick Swenson/Bib # Sonny Lindner/Bib # John Baker/Bib # Jessie Royer/Bib # Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 74 at 9pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon CHAMBERS Scioli ('70) I read the Sandstorm online today [2/29] but was not aware how to get on the list of birthdays and e-mail on the Sandstorm. Seeing the entries today about no Leap Year birthdays just thought I would comment that I do have a Leap Year Birthday. I thought there was another person in my class that had one also, but do not remember their name. -Sharon CHAMBERS Scioli ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill SCHOFSTOLL - Class of 1952 ~ 1932 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jim BLAKE ('52), Tom TRACY ('55) Patti JONES ('60), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McCOY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monica THORNTON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BLAKE ('52) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Dick, How is weather at your place? [Dick lives in (or near) Branson, MO. The "weather" is probably the tornado that caused so much destruction thereabouts. -Maren] -Jim BLAKE ('52) ~ Ft. Worth, TX **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: Maren's Mighty Mushers http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Tra/120302-MMM.jpg Time to tell the huskies... the party's over... Game On! Cheers, -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, March 10, 2012 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. -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site 66 teams for the official start March 3rd at 10am (AK Time) which is 1pm Central time. Re: Maren's Mighty Mushers - sent by Tom Tracy ('55) http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Tra/120302-MMM.jpg Musher Banquet mushers drew for bib numbers (starting position). John Baker/Bib # (fastest '11: 8:18:46:39) Martin Buser/Bib # (4 wins: '92,'94,'97,'02) Rohn Buser/Bib # (2012 Kusko 300 winner) Paul Gebhardt/Bib # (Consistant top ten finisher) DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib # (Consistant top ten finisher) Jeff King/Bib # (4 wins: '93,'96,'98,'06) Jim Lanier/Bib # (sings to his dogs) Lance Mackey/Bib # (4 wins in a row: '07,'08,'09,'10) Hugh Neff/Bib # ('12 Yukon Quest winner) Dallas Seavey/Bib # (2011 Yukon Quest winner) Dan Seavey/Bib # (his 40th race) Mitch Seavey/Bib # (1st in '04) Cim Smyth/Bib # (cool last name, but pronounces it wrong) Ramey Smyth/Bib # (2nd last year) Rick Swenson/Bib # ("Winningest" 5: '77,'79,'81,'82,'91) Mushers were reminded at the 3/1 Musher Meeting to keep their mandatory vet books available in checkpoints. This book is carried by the musher in the sled the entire course of the race. After twenty some checkpoints, the annotations of veterinarians in the vet book will provide a detailed history of each dog in each team for the duration of the racea valuable resource for insuring the health of each team. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 73 at 11:45pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1957 Ray STEIN ('64) & Jerry DEITZ ('64) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber thru and thru Gotta Bomber function? He's there... need a favor? He's there... How 'bout an oldies CD to memorialize yer Bomber function... he's there... maybe ya just need a DJ for a Bomber function... he's there... whisper that two or more Bombers are gonna be in one place at the same time... he's there... If I ever had a great Bomber friend... this is the guy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY John ATKINS ('62) on your special day, March 2, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Help I am trying to find a friend of mine. Ken MORGAN was my best friend in school. We both graduated in 1968 for ColHi. I was born in North Richland on August 1, 1950 and Ken was born just a day or so before. Our father worked out in the "area" and had to travel a to other states in search of employment. We left in 1954 to look for work. We traveled throughout the west, including jobs that sometimes only lasted a few weeks. Ken's family and mine often traveled at the same time to so many job sites, but we were not always together and our friendship waned. But, we met up again in about 1962 when my family and his happened to come back to the area. We renewed our friendship and remained friends through high school. I left for the military in the fall of 1968 and then pretty much lost track of him. I SO WANT TO FIND MY BEST FRIEND!! I HOPE THAT HE MIGHT RESPOND OR SOMEONE MIGHT KNOW WHERE HE MIGHT BE. If anyone has any idea about where he lives now or has in the past, please let me know how I might be able to find him or perhaps part of his family. I suspect that he was living in the Vancouver, WA area for some in the 1970s. But, I don't have any idea about his location after that. If anyone knows where he lives now, I would greatly appreciate any information you could offer. Please help me find Ken MORGAN from the ColHi class of 1968. -Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/12 - Iditarod Begins ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Helen CROSS ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique MANGOLD ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven PIIPPO ('09) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor HAY ('09) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) & Vicki GILL ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Branson, MO storm damage Jim BLAKE ('52) inquired about things here. We live 15 miles south of the "Branson Strip" which sustained quite a bit of tornado damage. Several theaters are closed, a number of businesses including a few restaurants and motels were badly damaged. Lots of utility damage, too. But much of Branson is "alive and well" and repairs are already underway to some. There were no deaths in Branson, and few injuries. Kinda miraculous. We had no storm damage of any kind and slept through the event. -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just got back online after being kicked off because someone used my address to send a lot of spam... First of all, Happy Birthday to John ADKINS of the best class, ours, l962. Looking forward to our reunion in August... I just finished reading "Flags of our Fathers" about the Iwo Jima monument and fight. Very interesting, my dad also never talked much about WW 2. I can now understand why Marines are so close, it seems once a Marine, always a Marine. They did make such a sacrifice in those battles... See Richland and you all in August at our 50th... for the class of l962. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where 2 tornadoes have touched down within 30 miles of us this week, and we just got the all clear sign for today.. it's at least 62, a little warm for the first of March, but perfect for these tornadoes. Easter is in another month, we are in Lent now. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Re: Maren's Mighty Mushers - sent by Tom Tracy ('55) http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Tra/120302-MMM.jpg Today (3/3/12) the 66 teams will mush 11 miles to the Campbell Air Strip. Then motor to Willow, AK for the official re-start on Sunday (3/4/12) starting at 2pm (AKST) (5pm Central Time) Teams line up and depart at 2 minute intervals... they make up the time difference after the mandatory 24 hour lay over later in the race. The LAST team to leave Willow waits 24 hours before departing... the 2nd to last team to leave Willow must wait 24 hours + 2 minutes... the FIRST team that departed Willow must wait 24 hours + 132 minutes. I'm watching" Cim Smyth/Bib #8 (Cool last name, but pronounces it Smith) Nick Petit/Bib #9 (2011 Rookie of the Year) Jeff King/Bib #10 (4 wins: '93,'96,'98,'06) John Baker/Bib #11 (fastest '11: 8:18:46:39) Ally Zirkle/Bib #14 (11th last year) DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #17 (Consistant top ten finisher) Lance Mackey/Bib #18 (4 wins in a row: '07,'08,'09,'10) Ramey Smyth/Bib #21 (2nd last year - cool last name) Paul Gebhardt/Bib #25 (Consistant top ten finisher) Hugh Neff/Bib #27 (2012 Yukon Quest winner) Dallas Seavey/Bib #34 (2011 Yukon Quest winner) Mitch Seavey/Bib #35 (1st in '04) Martin Buser/Bib #41 (4 wins: '92,'94,'97,'02) Rick Swenson/Bib #60 ("Winningest" 5: '77,'79,'81,'82,'91) Buser/Bib #62 (#1 Kusko 300 race, 2012) Dan Seavey/Bib #65 (his 40th race) Mushers were reminded at the 3/1/12 musher meeting to keep their mandatory vet books available in checkpoints. This book is carried by the musher in the sled the entire course of the race. After twenty some checkpoints, the annotations of veterinarians in the vet book will provide a detailed history of each dog in each team for the duration of the racea valuable resource for insuring the health of each team. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 74 at 10pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) on TV http://www.kvewtv.com/video/?v=16802 Re: Terry WALTMAN ('64) ~ Conductor http://www.trevorheath.com/livesteaming/UP.htm How about checking to see what railroad Terry works for? This may be him? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Rosalie LANSING ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth PATTY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BISHOP ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WINGFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DEVINE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Flying the blue skies to Richland I am in the sky on the way to Seattle. Then into Pasco. On my month leave. Well - you know - vacation. It been too long. My oldest Traci, has been severely ill for several years now. It is getting very bad, so mom is flyin in. I am going to buy a house while in town hopefully. Then I will come more often. However I am flying too worried this time and I am wringing my hands and dropping a few tears of anxiety. Wish me well, please... it is a power packed visit. Thank God for these Angels! It's a terrible bouncy fight. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Official re-start today (3/4/12) beginning 2pm AKST (5pm Central Time) Did you know that all dogs have a dog tag for the Iditarod? Each dog tag has the bib number and a letter for the dog. Each tag will match the chip that each dog has. I did not know this!! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120304-DogTags.jpg I'm watching these teams... they won't change position from Saturday to Sunday. *I've chosen 10 that I think could win this year... Arrived Campbell Air Strip (11 miles from Anchorage) 1. Ray Redington, Jr./Bib #2 (7th last year) 2. Jim Lanier/Bib #3 (71 years old - sings to his all white husky team) 7. Cim Smyth/Bib #8 (Best finish 5th '09 Fastest Safety to Nome 5 times) 8. Nick Petit/Bib #9 (Rookie of the year 2011) * 9. Jeff King/Bib #10 (winner x4) *10. John Baker/Bib #11 (winner x1 & fastest 8:18:46:39) 13. Ally Zirkle/Bib #14 (Best finish 11th in '11 and '05) 15. Trent Herbst/Bib #16 (not sure why I'm watching him) *16. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #17 (2nd '93 & '98 - 10-year breast cancer survivor.) *17. Lance Mackey/Bib #18 (winner x4 in a row) *20. Ramey Smyth/Bib #21 (3/3/12 announcer said "My money's on this guy to win." 2nd '11 fastest Safety to Nome 6 times) *24. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #25 (2nd '00 and '07) 26. Hugh Neff/Bib #27 (Best finish: 5th '11 2012 Yukon Quest winner) 27. Pete Kaiser/Bib #28 (He's young and hungry) *33. Dallas Seavey/Bib #34 (Best finish 4th '11 - 1st Yukon Quest 2011) 34. Mitch Seavey/Bib #35 (winner x1) 38. Ken Anderson/Bib #39 (9th in 2011, 4th in '08 and '10) *40. Martin Buser/Bib #41 (winner x4) 43. Aaron Burmeister/Bib #44 (4th in '09) 50. Michael Williams, Jr./Bib #51 (Sr. withdrew - Jr. took his place) 53. Silvia Furtwngler/Bib # 54 (Norwegian rookie's lead dog, Whistler escaped from the dog truck on the way from Anchorage Airport to Wasilla. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120304-Whistler.jpg 58. Sonny Lindner/Bib #59 ('78 R.O.Y., Best finish 2nd in '81) *59. Rick Swenson/Bib #60 (winner x5.5*) 61. Rohn Buser/Bib #62 62. Braxton Peterson/Bib #63 (Just like the name Braxton). 64. Dan Seavey/Bib #65 66. Ryan Redington/Bib #67 (Best finish 8th in '87) Teams depart at 2 minute intervals and make up the time difference after the mandatory 24 hour lay over later in the race. The LAST team to leave Willow waits 24 hours before departing... the 2nd to last team to leave Willow waits 24 hours + 2 minutes, and so on ... the FIRST team that departed Willow must wait 24 hours + 132 minutes (2 minutes x 66 teams). "Father of the Iditarod", Joe Redington (RIP), has two grandsons in this race. They drew first and last starting positions: Ray, Jr. (Bib #2) and Ryan (Bib #67). Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiink Cadillac Crushed velvet seats... ridin' in the back... oozin' down the street... waivin' to the girls... take my wife... please... I just flew in from Cleveland and boy are my arms tired... what do you call two Bombers sitting in the same room... A reunion! Here cum da judge... sock it to me sock it to me... is that a chicken joke? Wanna walnetto? Say good night, Gracie... oh no wait... say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brad UPTON ('74) on your special day, March 4, 2012... drive that Caddy till the wheels fall off, man! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: White Bluffs http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Sor/120304-00.htm To: Carole CLARK Oien ('54) I've found a couple of images of homes just North of the trailer camp. Now I am assuming the homes closer to White Bluffs would have been off limits due to the proximity of F Reactor construction. With that being said some folks who lived between Hanford and White Bluffs were allowed to stay during construction until late '44. The attached images are of the same area but with different views. Hopefully you can find your home and I will continue to look for homes that could have been occupied. These images are courtesy of Annette Heriford's family. Re: Hanford Tour To: Vicki OWENS ('72) I read with great interest the Club 40 tour of Hanford. I would like to ask permission to be your tour guide on that day. I've done a number of site tours the last two years so I do have experience. Now I don't want to take the place of any Bomber who has already been picked but if you need someone I would be honored. I have connections with the tour folks and I believe they would let me do it. Thank You for your consideration. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jeff DeMEYER ('62), Rosalie LANSING ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: June PERKINS ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Re: Missing 1962 classmates Herbert E. BELVINS, Doug BURNS, Barry DAHL, Lesie Lang DALTON, Ron DYKES, Ken ELLIOT, Roger FARBER, Sandra GENOWAY, Margert GIBSON Tucker, Patrica HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Richard HENDERSON, Mike HOLCOMB, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHART, Margaret LEWIS Helberg, Jerry LIDDEL, Richard LLOYD, Ben MILES, Drudeane NICHOLSON Martin, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Susan ROTAN Warren, Steven SCHELL, Rod SHANKS, Margaret SMITH, Martha SHIPMAN Reed, Rick SMOLEN, Bill STAINKIN, Loyd TAYLOR, Pat TRUILLO Hunter, Fred VanPATTEN, Laurel VLACIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Dave WILSON, Cathy WILSON Ward, Valeree WORKMAN Offerman, Carolyn WRIGHT Kellmans, Yvonne WRIGHT. Please contact me at 1-509-946-5074 or Email me Thank You, -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Here in Richland It was such a heavy trip, emotions so high and baggage so heavy too. I brought my two Westie dogs along, too. It was so emotional seeing our daughter again. She is more than skinny. All of the our other 3 kids and 2 grandkids are doing very well. Thank you, God... one sick child is one too many. Now to find a house. Thank you "Katie SHEERAN Johnson ('61). You know I have always loved and admired my older friend. OH did "older" sound really rude? Sorry, sweet girl. Hi to Tom, also. Will fly back to Chesepeake on the 28th. The time will pass very quickly. It is such a beautiful day in the desert today. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site I'm watching these teams... *I've chosen 10 that I think could win this year... ARRIVED SKWENTNA (892 MILES FROM NOME) 1. Ray Redington, Jr./Bib #2 (7th '11) 2. Jim Lanier/Bib #3 (71 yrs - sings to his all white husky team) * 5. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #17 (2nd x2 - 10-yr breast cancer survivor.) 7. Ally Zirkle/Bib #14 (11th in '11 and '05) * 8. Jeff King/Bib #10 (winner x4) 9. Cim Smyth/Bib #8 (5th '09 Fastest Safety->Nome x5) *10. Lance Mackey/Bib #18 (winner x4 in a row) *11. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #25 (2nd x2) 12. Trent Herbst/Bib #16 (not sure why I'm watching him) *14. Hugh Neff/Bib #27 (5th '11 ~ 2012 Yukon Quest winner) *20. Ramey Smyth/Bib #21 (2nd '11 ~ fastest Safety->Nome x6) *22. Martin Buser/Bib #41 (winner x4) DEPARTED YENTNA STATION 922 MILES FROM NOME) 26. Nick Petit/Bib #9 (Rookie of the year 2011) *28. John Baker/Bib #11 (winner x1 & fastest 8:18:46:39) 32. Pete Kaiser/Bib #28 (He's young and hungry) *33. Dallas Seavey/Bib #34 (4th '11 ~ 1st Yukon Quest 2011) 34. Mitch Seavey/Bib #35 (winner x1) 35. Twin: Kristy Berington/Bib #31 37. Twin: Anna Berington/Bib #33 43. Ken Anderson/Bib #39 (9th '11, 4th x2) 42. Aaron Burmeister/Bib #44 (4th '09) 47. Sonny Lindner/Bib #59 (2nd '81) 51. Ryan Redington/Bib #67 (Best: 8th '87) *52. Rick Swenson/Bib #60 (winner x5.5) 54. Rohn Buser/Bib #62 56. Michael Williams, Jr./Bib #51 (Sr. withdrew - Jr. took his place) 57. Braxton Peterson/Bib #63 (I like the name Braxton). IN YENTNA STATION 65. Dan Seavey/Bib #65 (Wearing Bib #100) 66. Silvia Furtwngler/Bib #54 (Norwegian rookie's lead dog, Whistler, running lead. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120304-Whistler.jpg FYI: ~ We have identical twins racing this year. Kristy and Anna Berington... and very attractive twins, too!! I'm adding them to my "watch" list. ~ There are 52 volunteer veterinarians this year. ~ More people have climbed Mt. Everest than have finished the Iditarod. ~ All dogs have an implanted microchip. ~ Dan Seavey is running the Iditarod Trail Centennial Team and wearing Bib #100 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 51 at 3:05am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babe Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have decided that I should not be allowed near a cutting wheel... it is kinda hard to type with band-aids alllllllllll over yer boooooooody... well not really just the fingers... look like a cartoon band-aid commercial... dang... started out this morning to lay the bomber seats on the floor of a little '27 roadster... also found out coming home from donuts yesterday that my brake lite switch was out it the '37 Plymouth... to get to it needed the lift... roadster was on the lift all torn apart... so threw the battery in the roadster and kinda eeked my way outa the garage... then put the Plymouth in and since it was such a nice day decided to do the roadster in the driveway... now the 75 year old rivets in the seat frame did not want to be ground out... I mean they would grind... but they would not come out... ok... cut off wheel time... now the thing about a cut off wheel that I never remember is that the blade continues to spin long after you let go of the trigger... luckily I have one of those huge boxes of band-aids... very hard to work with paper towels wrapped around half your fingers... but the jobs were finally done but it's now 6 PM and I started these little projects at 8 this morning... speaking of cutting... I've cut my hair with a flo-bee since my little Sarah was 15... saw it when we were on our "oh my she won't wanna take any more trips together" vacation... she had already said she didn't wanna be a counselor at Space Camp any more... uh oh... growing up... so we were gonna start at Monterey and work our way up to Richland... 5 minutes after we left... she said "Can we go to Crystal Pier?"... uh sure but it's at the other enda the State... so anyway, as we moved up she fell in love with Santa Barbara (duh)... while there I saw an infomercial about floo-bee and got one... loved it and still love it... had some nasty little lawyer comment one time about my $2000 suits, $500 shoes and my $200 haircut... didn't have the heart to tell him my shoes come from the outlet store and I cut my own hair... my suits are custom made but the don't cost no $2000 that's fer sher (DAVIS ('65) once told me that if I was as famous as he, I could wear Armani, too... told him I just couldn't do off the rack... the look on his face was priceless)... When my dad died and the big fat liar and Terry came for the service (Terry gave the Eulogy) I gave HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) my Dad's flo-bee... Terry threw a fit so I hadda buy him one too... one of the donut boyz went to Super cuts a few weeks ago because his barber was on vacation... He got his hair high and tight like a Marine... not by choice... his hair is white and we started calling him Jethro cuz he looked just like Mark Harmon... told him to get a flo- bee... well Sarah is turning 37 next month so I know I'm sold on my little flo-bee... boy this has taken its twists and turns hasn't it... all to wish a beautiful Bomber-babe and HB... better get at it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) on her special day, March 5, 2012!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Thanks, Don. I'll respond off line when I'm back on line. Uh, if that makes sense! -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ approaching Entebbe, Uganda on the shores of lovely Lake Victoria enroute to Ethiopia ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Bill BERLIN ('56), Patti JONES ('60) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray WELLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne GODWIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TUNNELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobbie GILSTRAP ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: B.J. Scott's Book [aka Bill SCOTT ('64)] Just spent the weekend in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. Had a great time visiting my brother and his family and a couple of my nephews and their families Saturday. Sunday I spent relaxing at my daughter's in Battle Ground and read B.J.'s latest book. "Light On A Distant Hill". Of course, like his other books you don't put it down except when your daughter says "Dinner's ready." If you get the chance order it from Amazon and read it. He really has a way with "history" and "love stories" my kind of book. Just emailed one of my buddies here that I was bringing it to her Wednesday night. I'm so glad they are autographed so people know they are mine!!!!! If my folks had stayed in Richland my brother would have either been Class of '59 or '60. He doesn't realize what he missed by them moving to Longview in '53. It is amazing all of the talent that came out of Richland. We were so fortunate. The rain coming up from Battle Ground this morning was horrible it stopped at Centralia and picked up again in Bellevue as a hail storm. Not the best weather to travel in, but I'm home and safe and cozy and warm and going to check with relatives in Indiana and see how they are fairing! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, if memory serves (and it usually doesn't), it's time to dust off the ol' propeller beanie. No long stories about haircuts or fingercuts, sorry. Can't even cut myself with the propeller blades on the beanie cuz they're plastic. At any rate (drum roll, please) the tip of the day goes to fellow classmate Ray WELLS ('54) on this momentous day. Happy Birthday, and keep on having them. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR where the clouds have rolled in and the weather guessers are threatening snow on the valley floor; just a dusting, mind you, but the threat is there. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Missing Sandstorms Maren, No Sandstorm on Comcast since last Friday. With the second greatest sporting event (Stanley Cup is the first) in the running, I don't want to miss a day of the Irod. Help. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Bill, COMCAST is the culprit... you and every other COMCAST subscriber to the Sandstorm... Comcast has been bouncing the Sandstorm since the 2nd. Suggest you call them and tell them to STOP IT!!!! See Iditarod updates at AlumniSandstorm.com until comcast gets their sh*t together. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, March 11, 2012 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. -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60) ~ West Richland, WA -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site I'm watching these teams... *I've chosen 10 that I think could win this year... /# = Starting position DEPARTED ROHN 1. Ally Zirkle/#14 ARRIVED ROHN (787 MILES FROM NOME) 3.*Hugh Neff/#27 (2012 1,000 mile Yukon Quest Champ) 4. Ray Redington, Jr./#2 5.*Lance Mackey/#18 (only 4 in a row winner) 6. Aaron Burmeister/#44 (2000 Yukon Quest Champ) 7.*John Baker/#11 (w/15 dogs) (2011 Champ w/new fastest record) 8.*Jeff King/#10 (w/15 dogs) (4 time winner) 0.*Paul Gebhardt/#25 (w/14 dogs) DEPARTED RAINY PASS 10.*Rick Swenson/#60 (5 time winner) 11. Nick Petit/#9 (w/15 dogs) (Rookie of the year 2011) 12. Jim Lanier/#3 13. Cim Smyth/#8 (w/15 dogs) (Fastest Safety->Nome x5) 14. Sonny Lindner/#59 (w/15 dogs) 15. Mitch Seavey/#35 (1 time winner) 17. Michael Williams, Jr./#51 18. Pete Kaiser/#28 19.*DeeDee Jonrowe/#17 26.*Ramey Smyth/#21 (2nd '11 ~ fastest Safety->Nome x6) 31.*Dallas Seavey/#34 (2011 1,000 mile Yukon Quest Champ) 33. Ryan Redington/#67 37. Ken Anderson/#39 38.*Martin Buser/#41 (w/15 dogs) (4 time winner) 41. Rohn Buser/#62 44. Braxton Peterson/#63 ARRIVED RAINY PASS (822 MILES FROM NOME) 41. Trent Herbst/#16 51. Twin: Anna Barington/#33 (w/15 dogs) 52. Twin: Kristy Barington/#31 ARRIVED FINGER LAKE (852 MILES FROM NOME) 62. Silvia Furtwngler/#54 66. Dan Seavey/#65 (Wearing Bib #100) FYI: 2011 both John Baker (#11) and Ramey Smyth (#2) broke Martin Buser's 2002 record for fastest race: ad:18h:46m:39s - John's new 2011 record ad:19h:50m:05s - Ramey's 2011 time ad:22h:46m:02s - Martin's old 2002 record ~ Rick Swenson is the "Winningest" musher with 5 wins... and I say it should be 6 wins... YOU be the judge. Teams START the race with the SLED at the start line and all the dogs out in front of the start line. HOWEVER, in 1978, the race was so close that Dick Mackey's (Lance's father) lead dog crossed the finish line and Mackey collapsed without having crossed the finish line himself. Rick Swenson continued so that Rick's SLED crossed the finish line before Mackey's. So, who won the race? Race judge said Mackey otherwise Swenson would have six wins. ~ SIX Past Champions in this race: Rick Swenson (5), Lance Mackey (4), Martin Buser (4), Jeff King (4), Mitch Seavey (1), and John Baker (1). Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 55 at 11:45pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Fooled ya huh Thanks to the dozens of Deirdre ('65) fans that reminded me of my goof up on her b-day... I looked at my yellow stickie before heading home Friday and swear that 6 was a 5... but when I got back to work... it was a 6... How will I ever face her again? Oh I know... how's this... there is no way I could just wish such a Babe of all Bomber-babes a happy b-day just once... no way... this is a special 'kashun... (Hey did you see Rosalie ('63) wrote twice to the SS and then mentioned Katie SHEERAN ('61) talk about a double swoooooooooon... If Ida been there Ida held Rosalie's hand on that ride... I know the trip is very serious and do NOT mean to make light... Bomber Prayers work really well)... so OK, I'm just too much of a stand-up guy to try and say I didn't just goof up on one of today's Bomber-babe b-day girls so I'll just say... (how come I gotta say this so often) I'll do better next year... HONEST... but today's post allows me to also wish an HB to another Bomb-babe who shares Deirdre's b-day so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) and Pat DORISS ('65) on their special day, March 6, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), David DOUGLAS ('62) Jeff DeMEYER ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray FISHER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod JOCHEN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Comcast Just a quick note about Comcast in SW Portland (Beaverton): We are on Comcast for both Cable TV and Internet and our service has been fairly good with only an occasional glitch which only seems to be for no more than an hour. It is frustrating for anyone to lose their internet or to lose the websites that they depend on their internet to visit. My sympathies. For even the occasional glitches I wish Comcast would get their act together. We have a light dusting of snow this morning - nothing for my granddaughter to make snowballs to pelt me with. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Aloha from wet Kaneohe. Its been raining since Friday evening, and we've had three straight days of flood warnings. Also, it has been freezing: 70!! I normally sleep in just my pajama bottoms and a sheet over me, but have been wearing the top and a bathrobe as well, along with the bedspread over me. No heaters in the house, so to get warm I drink hot chocolate and hot diet soda... Guess my blood has thinned out quite a bit. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Kaneohe, HI **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Re: Missing 1962 classmates Herbert E. BELVINS, Doug BURNS, Barry DAHL, Lesie Lang DALTON, Ron DYKES, Ken ELLIOT, Roger FARBER, Sandra GENOWAY, Margert GIBSON Tucker, Patrica HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Richard HENDERSON, Mike HOLCOMB, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHART, Margaret LEWIS Helberg, Jerry LIDDEL, Richard LLOYD, Ben MILES, Drudeane NICHOLSON Martin, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Susan ROTAN Warren, Steven SCHELL, Margaret SMITH, Martha SHIPMAN Reed, Rick SMOLEN, Bill STAINKIN, Loyd TAYLOR, Pat TRUILLO Hunter, Fred VanPATTEN, Laurel VLACIL Murry, Mary WAMSLEY, Walter WEBB, Dave WILSON, Cathy WILSON Ward, Valeree WORKMAN Offerman, Carolyn WRIGHT Kellmans, Yvonne WRIGHT. Please contact me. Thank You, -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Starting to get a little exciting now... it's about time for teams to start taking their "24" (mandatory 24 hour break)... it's still snowing like crazy and the trail breakers (snow machines) traditionally go out ahead of the lead team so if somebody decides to go FURTHER down the trail for their "24" than where MOST take their "24", they'll be right behind the trail breakers and any team that doesn't follow will be stuck behind with 24 hours of snow and no trail breakers. We'll know a lot in the next couple of days. I'm watching these teams... DEPARTED McGRATH (664 MILES FROM NOME) 1. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/16 dogs) 2. John Baker/11 (w/14 dogs) 3. Mitch Seavey/35 (w/16 dogs) 4. Jeff King/10 (w/15 dogs) 5. Dallas Seavey/34 (w/15 dogs) DEPARTED NIKOLAI 5. Lance Mackey/18 (w/16 dogs) 6. Hugh Neff/27 (w/15 dogs) 7. Paul Gebhardt/25 (w/13 dogs) 8. Ray Redington, Jr./2 (w/16 dogs) 10. Aaron Burmeister/44 (w/16 dogs) 12. Rick Swenson/60 (w/15 dogs) 13. DeeDee Jonrowe/17 (w/16 dogs) 14. Sonny Lindner/59 (w/15 dogs) 17. Pete Kaiser/28 (w/14 dogs) 20. Michael Williams, Jr./51 (w/15 dogs 21. Ramey Smyth/21 (w/14 dogs) 23. Cim Smyth/8 (w/14 dogs) 26. Ken Anderson/39 (w/15 dogs) 28. Nick Petit/9 (w/13 dogs) 29. Ryan Redington/67 (w/12 dogs) IN NIKOLAI (712 MILES FROM NOME) 34. Jim Lanier/3 (w/16 dogs) 35. Martin Buser/41 (w/15 dogs) 37. Rohn Buser/62 (w/16 dogs) 42. Braxton Peterson/63 (w/15 dogs) 44. Trent Herbst/16 DEPARTED ROHN 51. Twin: Kristy Barington/31 (w/16 dogs) 52. Twin: Anna Barington/33 (w/15 dogs) ARRIVED ROHN (787 MILES FROM NOME) 63. Silvia Furtwngler/54 (w/14 dogs) 66. Dan Seavey/65 (Wearing Bib #100) FYI: ~ Lance had an unscheduled delay exiting the Finger Lake checkpoint. His female leader Maple, who is in heat, rendezvoused with a team member... maybe they'll get married when they get to Nome. HA! ~ Front runner at the time Ramey Smyth fell asleep on the runners, lost the sled, and some time. Apparently Rohn Buser discovered the driverless team behind him and thought, in the dark, that it was a super team... he automatically put on the brake to allow a pass. Ramey's team dutifully passed Rohn's team before Rohn realized the team was driverless and eventually caught it tangled on the trail. Ramey was picked up by Jeff King and transported on the sled for another five minutes to the dogs. At the Finger Lake Check point, Ramey was in good spirits, laughing at himself. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: HANFORD: All tour seats claimed in record time this morning Re: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan ANDERSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eddy CHARETTE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Pills and stuff To go along with my health "incident" New Years Eve at Dutch Harbor, AK I now have a couple of pills to take daily. Mostly as a precaution. They are both the smallest dose manufactured. Lisinopril and Simvastatin. I originally priced them out for both, for a a month's supply. Walgreen's: $38, Costco $32, Wal*Mart (Tumwater) $24. OK no surpprise. So I bought them at Wal*Mart January and February. However, a couple of days ago the pharmacy at the Tumwater Wal*Mart was closed for some undisclosed reason for several hours in the middle of the day. So I went on home and then to another Wal*Mart close to my house. (about 50 miles from the one in Tumwater) SURPRISE... $9. I said "how much"? She said "$9, thats the normal charge. What's the problem?" When I told her the problem, she said, "oh, prices differ, at different Wal*Marts". Be advised... As I have mentioned previously, Jackie and I are going to Malta for the International Symposium on Fireworks in mid-April. I had written a Tech Paper on Firing Systems and ISF asked me to present it. So I am a speaker for the Symposium. I am also co-author of a 27 page "Forensic Examintion of The Failure Mechanism of Firing Systems". But my co-author cannot make it to Malta. So I now have 2 papers to present, as the folks at ISF say that paper is a "must have". But... long story short, Jackie and I spent many, many hours going through airline flight schedules and prices, direct, number of stops, and so on, looking for the best price. A plane trip to Malta for the unaware can be from $2K and up to nearly $3K (RT). But a quick look can get you there for around $1600. We found routings and flights (a bit inconvenient) for a tad over $800 for the round trip. But you have to fly at their times and their routes. We go Delta to Rome with a layover and change in Atlanta. We have a RT ticket on MaltaAir for the 400 mile Rome/Malta leg. But to get the price we wanted to still get home, Rome direct to Seattle, this "forced" us to be in Rome for 5 days to get on a Delta flight with reduced fare. We were planning to spend 2-3 days anyway. We have 4 Day Passes to all 3 Hop-On, Hop Off, bus lines, and, Vatican Passes. So, besides the obvious places to visit, has anybody got any out-of-the-way or unknown "don't miss this" places to sugggest? I did make a list of other things to see if we have time. But we are always interested in hearing personal tips on places. Re: New Addition: A big welcome to my 9th great grand child. Born last night is: Madison Rae Taponak, 9 Pounds, 21 inches. Mother and baby are well and home resting in Buffalo, NY. She is the daughter of my first grand child Adina Camille, the oldest of 2 daughters of my oldest daughter, Debbie (RIP). Re: And lastly I have my Grandfather's Waltham RailRoad watch (circa 1830). It does not run. Normal jewelry stores are not interested in even looking at it. My favorite Watchmaker is long retired as chief Watchmaker for Ben Bridge. Does anybody know of a good watch rebuild shop in Western WA? "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ On a warm and bright sunny day in Olympia. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Official Iditarod Site I'm watching these teams... adding Scott Janssen/37 (see story below) RIGHT NOW: EVERYBODY is resting... nobody's moving... ARRIVED OPHIR (623 MILES FROM NOME) 1. Martin Buser/41 (w/15 dogs) 2. Rohn Buser/62 (w/15 dogs) 3. Jim Lanier/3 (w/14 dogs) 4. Trent Herbst/16 (w/15 dogs) ARRIVED TAKOTNA (646 MILES FROM NOME) 5. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/16 dogs) 6. Mitch Seavey/35 (w/16 dogs) 7. John Baker/11 (w/14 dogs) 8. Jeff King/10 (w/15 dogs) 9. Dallas Seavey/34 (w/15 dogs) 10. Ray Redington, Jr./2 (w/16 dogs) 11. Paul Gebhardt/25 (w/13 dogs) 12. Hugh Neff/27 (w/14 dogs) 13. Aaron Burmeister/44 (w/16 dogs) 14. Sonny Lindner/59 (w/15 dogs) 16. DeeDee Jonrowe/17 (w/16 dogs) 18. Pete Kaiser/28 (w/14 dogs) 20. Rick Swenson/60 (w/15 dogs) 21. Cim Smyth/8 (w/13 dogs) 25. Ramey Smyth/21 (w/13 dogs) 26. Michael Williams, Jr./51 (w/15 dogs 27. Ken Anderson/39 (w/13 dogs) 38. Scott Janssen/37 (w/14 dpgs) 41. Twin: Anna Barington/33 (w/14 dogs) 42. Twin: Kristy Barington/31 (w/16 dogs) IN McGRATH (664 MILES FROM NOME) 44. Lance Mackey/18 (w/16 dogs) 46. Nick Petit/9 (w/13 dogs) 48. Ryan Redington/67 (w/12 dogs) 51. Braxton Peterson/63 (w/15 dogs) DEPARTED ROHN 65. Silvia Furtwngler/54 (w/14 dogs) RED LANTERN: 66. Dan Seavey/65 (w/14 dogs) Oldest this year at 74. Sign near his dog truck in Anchorage said "Dan Seavey's Iditarod Trail Centennial Team" http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120308-SeaveySign.jpg Dan (Wearing Bib #100) says: "I am running the 2012 Iditarod to emphasize the Iditarod National Historic Trails Centennial, 2008-2012." Seavey website FYI: ~ COLLAPSED DOG RECEIVES MOUTH-TO-SNOUT CPR One moment, 9-year-old Marshall was pulling hard, the next he was on the ground. "Boom! Laid right down. It was like a guy my age having a heart attack," said Scott Janssen/Bib #37, who owns an Anchorage funeral home and calls himself "The Mushing Mortician." "I know what death looks like, and he was gone. Nobody home." He spent the next few minutes attempting a kind of dog rescue technique taught to him by fellow musher Paul Gebhardt. "I was sobbing," said Janssen "I really love that dog." Janssen tucked the dog's tongue into its mouth and held the mouth closed. "I had my mouth over his nose, breathing into his nose as I was compressing and rubbing his chest, trying to work the air out," Janssen said. After what seemed like an eternity, Janssen talked to the dog, he said. "I'm like 'c'mon dude, please come back.'" "And he did." The dog suddenly hacked a breath. Janssen carried Marshall in his sled until the Rohn checkpoint. "The vets took a look. Gave Marshall an IV, and he's heading home," Janssen said. "He was fine this morning. Standing around, bummed out that he wasn't going with us." ~DIVIDE RACE INTO THIRDS Most mushers divide the race into thirds. The first third across the Alaska Range to the "24". This is the toughest part of the trail that can injure mushers and dogs and break sleds. Try to arrive at the "24" hour with an intact team. The second third is the run from the "24" to the Bering Sea Coast. This can involve some serious racing, but the dog team must be maintained scrupulously to show the power of the team. The last third is the Bering Sea coast from Unalakleet to Nome where cold temps, a predictable wind, and treeless interminable landscapes leave team and musher vulnerable. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 70 at 11:25pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Die Hard Richland Bomber Fan Re: Mark STAPLES ('82-RIP) ~ Part of Memorial Service (Video 1 was pulled?) Mark's Bomber Memorial page -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: He's my pal and I love him Wow, one of my very very favorite birthdays... now if'n yer easily bored, you may wanna just scroll down and see who the b-day boy is... I'll try and keep to the point and avoid any extringyious info... no haircuts or band-aids... but when yer head is a full of trivia as mine and yer posts are just stream of conshusnus... well whatcha see is whatcha get... and then some... now this kid 'n' me didn't meet for some unknown reason till we were both 15... we lived about two blocks apart which makes it even more strange... from the time I met him till he fell in with that bad crowd of Jim STULL ('62) and Kenny DAME ('68) and became "Honda Boy" he was a car guy's car guy... I've tried to get him to dictate everything he knows into a tape recorder about flat motors... he's forgotten more than I'll ever know... same with SBCs, I'm sure... we've eaten strawberry pie from Orange County to L.A. together and almost refought the Vietnam war on Hollywood Blvd... (I think the shrapnel in his butt from that land mind was itchin' him that day)... His boy, Steven ('08) got Terry DAVIS ('65) to ride his very first rollie coaster and his wife has washed and folded untold number of Sorry 7 shirts... so I guess ya gotta say that I admire, am proud to know and love the crap outa his whole famblie (you too, Toby)... so a big HAPPY 65th BIRTHDAY to my Pal Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) on his special day, March 8, 2012!!!!! When I call him our conversashun will prolly go something like this: "hey Jimmie" "Hey Judge" "Happy Birthday" "How's yer cut fingers?" "Love yer haircut"... well ok... I'm BSing 'bout the fingers and haircut... just couldn't resist... -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Carole CLARK ('54) Bill BERLIN ('56), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George HAMMONS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich HUSKE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PANTHER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JACOBS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet OLSON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ALBAUGH ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra GIANGRANDE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob PEUTZ ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Leonard PETERS & MaryMike HARTNETT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Club 40 and CAP cadet gathering I'm looking for some info/advice. Some of us ex-CAP cadets are trying to organize an informal breakfast/brunch gathering on the Saturday morning of the "Club 40" weekend. We are looking for a venue... perhaps where Club 40 events will be, or somewhere else nearby. Anyone in the Tri-Cities able to help???? Also looking for names of those of you ex-CAPers who will likely attend... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ near Branson, MO (Branson is 95% up-and- running after the tornado episode 10 days or so ago) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carole CLARK Oien ('54) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Admittedly I was only seven and that was many years ago but the aerial pictures look nothing like what I remember. Have you a home right across the road from the river? I dont remember being close to the construction area like these pictures show. But memory, especially after 68 years can be very faulty as we all know. Thank you so much for looking. -Carole CLARK Oien ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Comcast Now getting the Sandstorm and have for three days. Per Maren I call them and "chewed some Comcast" and they said that they would check into it in about a week. I told them it better show up tomorrow because "Verizon is on the horizon" and "shaboom," there it was the next day. I love a leveraged position. Re: The Iditarod Trail Notice that most 16-dog teams are now down to 13-14 and that makes sense. With as much snow that there is on the trail, dogs will wear down and no quality musher I know wants to drag his [or her] dogs out. These mushers love their mutts like their kids and don't want anything to happen to them. On the other hand, the dogs are bred to run and run and run. It is what the love to do and to be left behind is very traumatic for them. Just like a pro athlete who has just been told they have a season ending injury, a sled dog is the same way. I think I told you that in the day, I flew the route bringing in food, supplies and taking out injured dogs. [Sounds like you flew for the "Iditarod Air Force" -Maren] I think it was either one of Susan Butcher's (RIP) or one of Dee Dee's dogs that had to be taken to McGrath so I flew him there. He moaned all the way but when we got there he jumped out of the plane and ran around the tarmac until the Vet got a hold of him. He was fine and later I took him up to Nome to meet and greet the boss and fellow mutts. The Iditarod can be a very emotional thing for dogs and humans. Believe me. I have seen it first hand. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Rancho Mirage, CA where we have no snow on the trail but after a big wind storm the other night, we have a lot of sand on the trail, and some rain too, but it is going to be in the upper 70s and lower 80s for the weekend. All the big names in tennis are in town for the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, now owned by Larry Ellison. Big time money for the winners so they are all here. Great tennis facility too. Tennis is such a racket. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site I'm watching these teams.. DEPARTED CRIPPLE 1. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/15 dogs) 2. Mitch Seavey/35 (w/14 dogs) 3. John Baker/11 (w/14 dogs) 4. Dallas Seavey/34 (w/15 dogs) IN CRIPPLE (550 MILES FROM NOME) 5. Jim Lanier/3 (w/13 dogs) 6. Trent Herbst/16 (w/15 dogs) 7. Jeff King/10 (w/14 dogs) 8. Lance Mackey/18 (w/12 dogs) 9. DeeDee Jonrowe/17 (w/16 dogs) 10. Sonny Lindner/59 (w/15 dogs) 12. Michael Williams, Jr./51 (w/15 dogs DEPARTED OPHIR 13. Aaron Burmeister/44 (w/16 dogs) 14. Paul Gebhardt/25 (w/13 dogs) 15. Hugh Neff/27 (w/12 dogs) 16. Ray Redington, Jr./2 (w/16 dogs) 17. Rick Swenson/60 (w/15 dogs) 21. Pete Kaiser/28 (w/14 dogs) 25. Ken Anderson/39 (w/13 dogs) 27. Ramey Smyth/21 (w/13 dogs) 28. Cim Smyth/8 (w/13 dogs) 32. Martin Buser/41 (w/15 dogs) 33. Rohn Buser/62 (w/15 dogs) 35. Nick Petit/9 (w/12 dogs) 39. Braxton Peterson/63 (w/14 dogs) 44. Scott Janssen/37 (w/13 dogs) IN TAKOTNA (646 MILES FROM NOME) 52. Twin: Anna Barington/33 (w/14 dogs) 53. Twin: Kristy Barington/31 (w/16 dogs) 55. Dan Seavey/65 (w/14 dogs) IN McGRATH (664 MILES FROM NOME) RED LANTERN: 63. Bob Chlupach/49 (w/15 dogs) FYI: ~ Jim Lanier/3 won the half way prize at Cripple, but probably won't win the race. Half way prize is $3,000 in gold nuggets!! Jim was racing for the half way prize while most everyone else was doing their "24"... now Jim has to stop to do his "24" while most other mushers have already completed theirs. Scratches: ~ Wade Marrs/7 (w/12 dogs) "concern for his dogs" ~ Ryan Redington/67 (w/10 dogs) ~ Silvia Furtwngler/54 (w/13 dogs) "her health" SEVERAL Bombers have sent me "like" thingys on FaceBook: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120309-StarterKit.jpg Cracks me up!!! Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 72 at 12:45am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Kippy Lou BRINKMAN Scott ('62) http://www.flickr.com/photos/redbarnstudios/4958313706/ -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Young love OK, she wasn't my first love... but very close... never kissed her or even held her hand (well maybe that's not true... think I kissed her in 2000 and one time when we had coffee here in Vegas... but just those "kiss kiss" kinda kisses) but Ohhhh how I wanted to. She swept me off my feet at Chief Jo but I was so timid around her I could never say a word. There was one time at one of the Chief Jo Apts when we somehow got put together downstairs while the other kids were upstairs but the conversation was so strained I don't remember a word. I do remember she had on a plaid shirt... in brown colors. The closest I got after that was on a field trip and she was wearing one of those wonderful Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) fuzzy sweaters in pink. So it's one of those yummy "what ifs" that I can relive over and over. She'll always remain in my memory as the one that got away. I do remember wanting to talk to her at our 20th reunion but I was in no shape to do much of anything except share a huge bar bill with the Big Fat Liar, Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65). But she will always be one of those girls that I used to lie on my bed at night listening to Linster the Spinster ('67) and the Real Don Steele and dreaming of all the romantic times we would have... some day. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pam PANTHER ('65) on your special day, March 9, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Pharmacies To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) I used to go to Wal*Mart in Kansas for my 'scrips as that basically was the only place in town. When I moved to Oregon I transferred them to Target as it was the closest. After moving up here to Lacey I started using Walgreen's. A few years ago I purchased a "W-card" from Walgreen's for $25.00/year. It will get me my meds cheaper than Regence Blue Shield pays. Check with them as they have a list so I had my doctor change my cholesterol med so I could get 90 instead of 30 and it costs less in the long run. I see you were put on the same blood pressure med my doctor switched me to in January of this year. I had been on 3, 2 of which she discontinued in the past 6 months. Have a good trip and take lots of pictures. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: More Birthdays Once again, I am the prototypical slacker... here we are at the end of another week and I am in danger of missing some IMPORTANT birthday shout-outs. First of all, I missed a couple of fellow classmates last Sunday (3/4/2012) ... Jim WINGFIELD ('71) and Linda DEVINE ('71) both celebrated their birthday. Something keeps telling me that maybe the two of them dated in high school but I actually think that was Linda and Chris VOWELS ('71). At any rate, I hope you both had great days. That's it for class of 1971 for the week, HOWEVER, we DO have a couple of other note-worthy birthdays this week... in fact 2 of them are today (Friday, March 9, 2012). Not sure if it should be age before beauty but I will first recognize cousin Bob JACOBS ('70). I think this is the Big "60" for him. A betting man would not have reckoned on him living to see 60... he has an impressive resume of pranks and practical jokes going all the way back to our childhood. I remember a scheme he and brother Ben JACOBS ('69) cooked up when we were not quite in our teens. The "plan" was to have some sort of outdoor carnival in our front yard. We would sell Kool-Aid laced with Exlax to the unwitting dupes who would have worked up a big thirst from participating in our carnival games. Incidentally, part of the plan was to have me shill in the victims (I mean customers) by playing my accordion- kind of like a Calliope. Anyway, a critical part of the plan was to keep our customers "occupied" until the Exlax kicked in... THEN we were going to charge some exorbitant fee (like a dime) to let them use our bathroom. Of course, none of this actually came to pass BUT there was a lot of thought and effort that went into planning. Not sure if Bob or Ben were the real brains here but BOTH went on to pretty illustrious careers as ner-do-wells. And of course, they are both PILLARS OF SOCIETY today. That was one of the good things about the time we grew up in... you had the opportunity to get away with some pretty wild stuff and people kind of took it in stride. I shudder to think what would have happened if we were caught doing some of the stuff we did as kids today. The difference between growing up 50 years ago and today is that we only believed there was a PERMANENT RECORD 50 years ago. Today... you can apparently wreck your life for pulling out your pen knife to show your Kindergarten classmate... The other significant birthday on Friday is one Jean ALBAUGH ('72). Jean was the foxy and talented youngest Albaugh. She was a heck of an athlete and excelled at tennis and water skiing... I think she was also a heck of a snow skier. She moved to Alaska years ago and (I think) is an integral part of the "what's happening" scene in Anchorage. Hope you have a great birthday, Jean!!! Finally, I need to recognize Barb O'MALLEY Wedberg ('70)... and NOT just because I will never hear the end of it from husband Bill WEDBERG ('70) if I do not. Barb was one of the most Babalicious of the Class of '70 "Honkey-Tonk" women in her Senior year and why the heck she ever started dating Bill is one of those questions for the ages but she and Bill have been married now for nearly 40 years and she has kept Bill (pretty much) on the straight and narrow and a functioning member of society. I remember we had the class of '70 Honkey Tonk women (derived from the Rolling Stone's big hit of that year) and our class of '71 ladies came up with a competing group called the Junior Broads... none of this is my sexist stuff... that's what they called themselves. Anyway, those were the two big girl gangs of Col- Hi... not many rumbles though I think they did have some sort of Powder Puff game at Tolo or Homecoming. Maybe someone with more of this memory cells could elaborate on the history of these groups. It is nearly always my distinct pleasure to get a hug and a warm smile from Barb whenever I am in town. Bill and Barb will be moving into their new house out at Horn Rapids in late March... so I imagine the birthday party will need to be held somewhere besides their apartment this year. I'm sure any and all house warming gifts will also be welcomed... no, I think Bill mentioned that cash donations would be more appropriate. All for now... -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From Beverly Hills, MI where we topped out at 68 yesterday... and will be lucky to see 38 tomorrow... welcome to spring in Michigan!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty CONNER ('52), Steve CARSON ('58) George BARNETT ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'MALLEY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Hi! I'm about ready to bail out of Vancouver, WA. I am rather tired of growing moss on my car, etc. I need some assistance, tho. I still am the owner of our 65 acres and 5 bdrm. Home in Goldendale, WA. Until I can sell that - or until I win the Lottery (you do still have to buy a ticket to win, they say.) - I need a place to move. I have looked at a couple of homes - and still haven't come close to what I want/need. I can think of a lot of kinds of homes I'd "prefer" - but - lacking the means for freedom of choice - A 3-bedroom pre-fab might be what I need. Just me and my dauschund, Uma. A fence would be great! It would be great if I could find one to get into before May. I have purchased a r-t ticket to go back to my beloved TN for 3 weeks - May/June. I miss all my friends there, and would like to be near them. I have a daughter in Pasco, her 2 kids in Richland and in Kennewick, and 3 great grandkids. My sister lives in Richland, and my 2 nieces also. Face it! I'm lonely. If anyone has knowledge of a place - please let me know. Thanks for helping, Bombers! You're the greatest! -Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) I would consider making a strong effort to be there for the CAP reunion. I will keep an eye on the Sandstorm. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George BARNETT ('63) Re: Rome Larry MATTINGLY ('60) inquired of places to see in Rome. Other than ALL the usual places, the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, The Vatican, etc. There are some places you really don't seem to hear much about, but, I would recommend. The Catacombs. It is located near the outskirts of downtown, and very interesting if a wee bit morbid. They have guides there who speak most popular languages and regular tours go down into the Catacombs where thousands of people were buried in layer after layer, way back when. Another place about 20 miles (give or take) from Rome is the sea port city of Antigua. It was "the city that fed Rome" I found it really neat and the reality of the time frame just oozes from a visit there. The small scanty living quarters, small door ways, (the average height of people was less than 5 feet), the communal bathrooms, the business stalls with the tile floors decorated to depict the products sold, and mini coliseum of the arts. I'm sure you won't run out of things to do in Rome. To: Steve PANTHER ('67) My bro. Bob ('67) says he ran into you at a function a while back. WOW! I hadn't thought of that trip up to Wenatchee with coach Sours ? for the AAU Washington Olympics? then an overnight camping trip up to seven mile lake (or something like that) with the track squad for years. OMG. Old memories, great times. Frankly I'm surprised and impressed that you even remembered me. I doubt if I could do a jumping jack any more... much less high jump. Bye Geo. -George BARNETT ('63) ~ In sunny Tucson, AZ where happiness is never really experiencing WINTER any more. Think I'll go ride the Hardley Makeitson tomorrow. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Gonna be knockin one back today on the Birthday of a really, really good guy. Dick PLOWS ('63) would have been 67 and I do miss my Buddy. He shows up on my shoulder at strange times, rolls his eyes, curls his lip like Elvis and tells me to go ahead and do it. Whatever "it" is, he still tells me to go ahead 'cause "thats a really good idea, Jimmy". He always told Pook not to do it, whatever it was. Pook's good ideas were never that great, so no one should not be surprised how "Truly Epic" his bad ideas were. Everyone is welcome to join me about 3pm for the first one. Heres to Dick. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Most teams have completed their "24" and all (except Zirkle) leaving Ruby Checkpoint have completed their mandatory 8 hour rest on the Yukon River. I think Mitch Seavey/35 MIGHT be a little frustrated since last year he had to scratch after cutting his hand so badly that he couldn't continue that race... and his son is breathing down his neck... I'm watching these teams.. IN GALENA (430 MILES TO NOME) 1. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/14 dogs) 2. Mitch Seavey/35 (w/14 dogs) - son of Dan/65 3. Dallas Seavey/34 (w/14 dogs) - son of Mitch/35 DEPARTED RUBY 4. John Baker/11 (w/14 dogs) 5. Aaron Burmeister/44 (w/15 dogs) 6. Jeff King/10 (w/14 dogs) 7. DeeDee Jonrowe/17 (w/14 dogs) 8. Ray Redington, Jr./2 (w/14 dogs) 9. Sonny Lindner/59 (w/15 dogs) 10. Pete Kaiser/28 (w/13 dogs) ARRIVED RUBY (480 MILES FROM NOME) 14. Ken Anderson/39 (w/13 dogs) 15. Michael Williams, Jr./51 (w/14 dogs 19. Lance Mackey/18 (w/12 dogs) 20. Ramey Smyth/21 (w/13 dogs) 21. Rick Swenson/60 (w/15 dogs) 22. Paul Gebhardt/25 (w/13 dogs) 12. Hugh Neff/27 (w/12 dogs) 25. Rohn Buser/62 (w/14 dogs) 26. Martin Buser/41 (w/12 dogs) 31. Braxton Peterson/63 (w/14 dogs) DEPARTED CRIPPLE 35. Nick Petit/9 (w/10 dogs) 36. Cim Smyth/8 (w/11 dogs) 41. Jim Lanier/3 (w/12 dogs) w/$3,000 in gold nuggets 42. Scott Janssen/37 (w/13 dogs) 46. Trent Herbst/16 (w/14 dogs) IN CRIPPLE (550 MILES FROM NOME) 50. Twin: Kristy Barington/31 (w/15 dogs) 51. Twin: Anna Barington/33 (w/14 dogs) DEPARTED TAKOTNA (646 MILES FROM NOME) RED LANTERN: 63. Dan Seavey/65 (w/14 dogs) Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 57 at 1:25am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Remembering Wendy CARLBERG (64) ~ 01/15/1946 to 03/09/1996 http://rhs1964.tripod.com/RIP/RIP64CarlbergWendyWiedel96.htm http://krookmcsmile.tripod.com/WendyCarlbergRemembered.html Re: Elton Peter Andersen (RIP) ~ Obituary Mr. Anderson was 'study hall' hired gun my sophomore year. Re: Col-Hi students take over City Hall ~ April 1964 -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Elton Andersen, age 97, passed away at his home in Richland on March 4, 2012. He taught chemistry, math, electronics and Industrial Arts Shop classes at Columbia High School in Richland from 1948 until retiring in 1976. I have included the link to his funeral notice at Einan's. I remember Mr. Andersen from study hall. http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/12 ~ SPRING FORWARD at 2am ... and change time on coffee maker and camera ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Carol BLACK ('48) Mike BRADY ('61) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCUE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HERIFORD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy HOLMES ('97) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike AUSTEN ('99) SLEDDING CARMICHAEL HILL 2008: CrAzY kids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAxOlKwqZok&feature=related Spudnuts in Richland, Washington. Better than donuts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UALlY7RE7Ic&feature=related **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) Re: The Hanford Story Did anyone see the article about Hanford in the Seattle Times titled New Chapter in "The Hanford Story'? There has been a fifth chapter new video released by The Department of Energy covering potential future uses of the nuclear reservation as environmental cleanup is completed in stages. The video sounds very interesting and can be seen at http://www.youtube.com -Carol BLACK Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA P.S. Does it take a year to get into the B Reactor??? My daughter and son-in-law want to go thru but I don't know what to tell them. Help!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Mr. Anderson (RIP) http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php Every once in a while I am reminded what a jerk I could be when I was in high school. Reading about the death of Mr. Anderson in yesterday's Sandstorm was one of those occasions. Mr. Anderson was my study hall teacher. I sat in the back of the auditorium and knocked on the chair next to me every few minutes in order to harass him. He would run around the auditorium trying to find the culprit. I made his life difficult and disrupted the students. Shame on me! I wish I'd taken the opportunity to apologize to him and the students in the class. God bless you, Mr. Anderson. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Lance's dogs are NOT performing well... he's frustrated... Aliy Zirkle is in the lead for the moment... HOWEVER, she's got 4 GOOD teams chasing her and all are traveling faster than she is... the fastest of those is Aaron Burmeister... stay tuned... Teams I'm watching: Next Checkpoint is Unalakleet - First to the Gold Coast Award which is a trophy and $2,500 in gold nuggets DEPARTED KALTAG 1. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/12 dogs) 2. John Baker/11 (w/12 dogs) 3. Mitch Seavey/35 (w/11 dogs) - son of Dan/65 4. Aaron Burmeister/44 (w/15 dogs) 5. Dallas Seavey/34 (w/12 dogs) - son of Mitch/35) 6. Jeff King/10 (w/13 dogs) IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME) 7. Ray Redington, Jr./2 (w/13 dogs) 8. Pete Kaiser/28 (w/13 dogs) 10. DeeDee Jonrowe/17 (w/14 dogs) 11. Sonny Lindner/59 (w/14 dogs) 12. Ramey Smyth/21 (w/12 dogs) DEPARTED NULATO 14. Ken Anderson/39 (w/13 dogs) 17. Michael Williams, Jr./51 (w/13 dogs IN NULATO (393 MILES TO NOME) 19. Paul Gebhardt/25 (w/11 dogs) 20. Rick Swenson/60 (w/15 dogs) 22. Hugh Neff/27 (w/11 dogs) 23. Rohn Buser/62 (w/11 dogs) 24. Martin Buser/41 (w/11 dogs) 25. Lance Mackey/18 (w/10 dogs) DEPARTED GALENA 29. Braxton Peterson/63 (w/12 dogs) 33. Nick Petit/9 (w/9 dogs) IN GALENA (430 MILES TO NOME) 35. Cim Smyth/8 (w/11 dogs) 37. Jim Lanier/3 (w/12 dogs) w/$3,000 in gold nuggets 40. Scott Janssen/37 (w/13 dogs) DEPARTED RUBY 46. Trent Herbst/16 (w/13 dogs) 48. Twin: Anna Barington/33 (w/13 dogs) 49. Twin: Kristy Barington/31 (w/13 dogs) IN CRIPPLE (550 MILES FROM NOME) 63. Dan Seavey/65 (w/14 dogs) DEPARTED OPHIR 62. RED LANTERN: Bob Chlupach/49 FYI: ~ SUSAN BUTCHER TRIBUTE Susan's (RIP) family (husband and two daughters) is traveling by dog sled from Galena to Nome (430 miles) to commemorate Susan's first Iditarod win 25 years ago. Looks like all three have their own sled and team of about 6 - 8 dogs. ~ FEMALES IN HEAT Spring is the season... Lance says he's out of the running for this year's championship. His decision to keep a dog in heat on the roster may have cost him the race, he said. One musher had all the girls in heat running in front and the boys following... Incentive??? IditaPuppies in 63 to 65 days. ~ Teams must have at least 6 dogs in harness to finish the race. ~ Last woman to win the Iditarod was Susan Butcher (RIP) in 1990 Scratches: ~ Zoya DeNure/53 in Cripple Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 64 at 1:25am ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom TRACY ('55) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray LOESCHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RICHARDSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph KEPPEON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie WALSH ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Trust all of you have survived the dramatic shift in time. Wish people would make up my mind as to the propriety of "Daylight Savings Time"; a true monstrosity foisted upon us by "that man in the White House." Re: Elton Anderson (RIP) The passing of a legend is always hard to take, and that of Mr. Anderson is no less. But how many remember him as the shop teacher? I know most of us had him for Study Hall, but that was not his permanent assignment. He was, however, prone to accepting forged hall passes. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ the monsoons have returned to Mount Angel, OR; and, yes boys and girls, the weather guessers are mentioning snow on the valley floor on Monday or Tuesday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Maren, Thanks for the Iditarod updates. Sorry Lance Mackey didn't deal well with positioning the warmest female "mushkies". Noticed a Joe Runyan article on the race website. Joe Runyan won the 1989 Iditarod. He is the only musher who has won the Iditarod, the Yukon Quest (1985), and the Alpirod, 1988 (whatever that is). Joe Runyan was born in Ontario, OR. He has a lot of animals. He says we all need adventure. His hunting friends from his home town in Boise, ID, called him "Indian Joe"... due to his Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie outdoor hunting/survival skills. Joe's Dad, Ron, and I played a lot of basketball together (way back in the days... before they put "air" in the ball. He was Boise Public Schools Athletic Director while I was the Director of Elementary Education. Joe has become a legend in outdoor journalism. Glad to see Joe still covers the Iditarod. I admire anyone who can handle a dozen dogs. In 7th grade in Richland, I helped our dog, Lady, a German Shorthair Pointer, raise her first litter of 13 pups. Not to mention a couple of other smaller litters. Sometimes they were fun... when they were all at play. Sometimes not fun, and always a lot of work. Lady was a passionate hunter... and determined when she went on point. Once while she was on point, and motionless, one of her young pups jumped in and flushed the pheasant... she nipped the pup and he afterwards followed her by a step or two. Ladies are like that... they train us well... nip us at times... and we're always a step or two behind. So if you're following your lady in the store, mall, or market... learn to keep your distance while she's "appointing" her accessories. Bomber Cheers, -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Lance's dogs are NOT performing well... he's frustrated... Dallas Seavey is in the lead and on the sea ice headed for Koyuk (171 miles to Nome)... he was in "running clothes" leaving Shaktoolik... everyone else was in parkas... stay tuned... Teams I'm watching: DEPARTED SHAKTOOLIK 1. Dallas Seavey/34 (w/11 dogs) - son of Mitch/35) 2. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/12 dogs) IN SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME) 3. Aaron Burmeister/44 (w/14 dogs) 4. John Baker/11 (w/12 dogs) 5. Mitch Seavey/35 (w/12 dogs) - son of Dan/65 DEPARTED UNALAKLEET 6. Pete Kaiser/28 (w/13 dogs) 7. Ray Redington, Jr./2 (w/10 dogs) 8. Ramey Smyth/21 (w/10 dogs) 9. Sonny Lindner/59 (w/12 dogs) UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME) 11. DeeDee Jonrowe/17 (w/14 dogs) 12. Ken Anderson/39 (w/12 dogs) 13. Michael Williams, Jr./51 (w/13 dogs) 14. Paul Gebhardt/25 (w/11 dogs) DEPARTED KALTAG 18. Rick Swenson/60 (w/15 dogs) 19. Martin Buser/41 (w/11 dogs) 20. Rohn Buser/62 (w/11 dogs) 22. Hugh Neff/27 (w/10 dogs) 24. Braxton Peterson/63 (w/11 dogs) 27. Lance Mackey/18 (w/10 dogs) 28. Nick Petit/9 (w/9 dogs) 31. Jim Lanier/3 (w/12 dogs) IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME) 36. Cim Smyth/8 (w/10 dogs) 37. Scott Janssen/37 (w/13 dogs) IN NULATO (393 MILES TO NOME) 44. Twin: Anna Barington/33 (w/13 dogs) 45. Twin: Kristy Barington/31 (w/13 dogs) 46. Trent Herbst/16 (w/13 dogs) IN RUBY (480 MILES FROM NOME) 55. Dan Seavey/65 (w/14 dogs) 57. RED LANTERN: Jan Steves/40 (w/13 dogs) Scratches: ~ Lachlan Clarke/ 66 (w/8 dogs) too few dogs to continue ~ Rookie Pat Moon/15 (w/7 dogs) too few dogs to continue ~ Rookie Josh Cadzow/55 (w/9 dogs) best interest of his team ~ Jeff King/10 (about 6th or 7th place w/13 dogs) Many dogs with violent diarrhea that came on quick... stopped the team outside Unalakleet (mile 662) for rest... he's gonna take the plane home (first time in 22 years) Withdrawn: ~ Jake Berkowitz/29 (6th into Unalakleet w/14 dogs) severely cut his hand with a knife while separating chunks of fish on the trail. Since it was stupid to allow Jake to continue caring for his dogs with a cut made with a knife that was cutting fish, Mark Nordman, Race Marshall and Larry Weslake suggested he get sewn up and he was withdrawn and flown to Anchorage for treatment. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 70 at 1:45am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We all did it Aaaaaaaaaaaaandyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! What? Who said that?! splat... who threw that egg at the clock (where'd the eggs come from anyway... I mean some guy carried an egg around all day just to throw it at the study hall clock?) Tinkle Tinkle... if he'd a gathered up all those pennies rolling down the floor he'd a been a rich man... well maybe he was. So, Mike BRADY ('61) you were in good... well at least you had lotsa company... we were all guilty of making Mr. Anderson's life a bit less peaceful than it might have been... but as a former teacher (yeah yeah it WAS in the dark ages) I know it coulda been way, way worse!!! May "Andy" rest in peace. Hmmmmmm wonder what he'd thinka Bomber-babes with aliases... Specially those with "POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!" Well, since she's the unofficial tour guide of the Reagan Library, it might be OK... Besides, she has made it clear that for Bombers... she only has one name... now this girl I HAVE kissed... OK you got me... I kiss her every time I see her butcher right it's only the "kiss kiss" kind (but I'm always willing to learn from "upperclasspersons")... we also share Spudies alot... Spuddie Partners are the best kind (does anybody know why when you use (or rather I use) " " it sometimes goes to the next line??????? aggravating)... I sure do hope this girl's birthday is a good'n HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeanie WALSH ('63) on your special day, March 12, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Joretta GARRISON ('58) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HINKLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol SLEDGE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Hey, Maren. Aren't you just worn out being dragged behind a bunch of dogs on the Iditarod?? I smile every morning when I see your report. Thanks for doing that. To: Class of '58 Class of '58 will celebrate 55 years since graduation... next year, 2013. A few classmates have wondered if we are going to plan a party. It really depends on the interest of classmates to put it all together. An "initial meeting" is scheduled for 1pm on Wednesday, March 28, in the Richland Community Center's lounge area. Please come if you can. If you're willing to help and unable to attend this meeting, please let me know that, too. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site 1st, 2nd, and here comes Ramey Smyth blazing into 3rd place!! This guy is KNOWN for his fast finishes... less than 123 miles to go and I've heard tales of Ramey actually RUNNING the last 22 miles into Nome in tennis shoes!!! There's an award given for the fastest time Safety to Nome and Ramey has won it 6 times, but has never taken first place... maybe it's time... or time for a woman (Susan Butcher was the last woman to win in 1990) Aliy Zirkle is running 2nd... or will it be the athletic, USA wrestling team member, Dallas Seavey, 25, who would be the youngest winner in history if he wins... stay tuned... Lance has moved up considerably since his dogs started paying attention racing, but I fear it's too little too late for Lance this year... DEPARTED ELIM (123 MILES TO NOME) Elim Pop: 281 - Checkpoint is usually at the fire hall 1. Dallas Seavey/34 (w/9 dogs) - son of Mitch/35) 2. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/12 dogs) 3. Ramey Smyth/21 (w/10 dogs) 4. Aaron Burmeister/44 (w/12 dogs) DEPARTED KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME) 5. Mitch Seavey/35 (w/11 dogs) - 2004 Champ 6. Pete Kaiser/28 (w/11 dogs) 7. John Baker/11 (w/11 dogs) - 2011 Champ 8. Ray Redington, Jr./2 (w/10 dogs) IN KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME) Koyuk - Pop: 258. The checkpoint is the City Rec. Center. 9. Ken Anderson/39 (w/12 dogs) 10. Michael Williams, Jr./51 (w/11 dogs 11. DeeDee Jonrowe/17 (w/14 dogs) 13. Sonny Lindner/59 (w/12 dogs) DEPARTED SHAKTOOLIK 16. Paul Gebhardt/25 (w/10 dogs) 17. Hugh Neff/27 (w/10 dogs) IN SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME) Shaktoolik Pop: 199 - Checkpoint is at the armory. 18. Rohn Buser/62 (w/11 dogs) 20. Martin Buser/41 (w/10 dogs), 4 time winner 21. Rick Swenson/60 (w/15 dogs), 5 time winner DEPARTED UNALAKLEET 22. Lance Mackey/18 (w/9 dogs), only 4-in-a-row winner IN UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME) Unalakleet Pop 882 - Two well stocked stores, as well as two restaurants can be found here along with limited lodging by advance booking. Checkpoint is in front of the AC store. 27. Braxton Peterson/63 (w/11 dogs) 29. Nick Petit/9 (w/9 dogs) 33. Jim Lanier/3 (w/12 dogs) 34. Cim Smyth/8 (w/10 dogs) DEPARTED KALTAG 39. Scott Janssen/37 (w/13 dogs) 43. Twin: Anna Barington/33 (w/12 dogs) 44. Twin: Kristy Barington/31 (w/13 dogs) IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME) Kaltag - Pop: 234 - Check-in is at Rich Burnhams house, but the official checkpoint and gathering spot is the community hall about a block away. 46. Trent Herbst/16 (w/13 dogs) IN GALENA (430 MILES TO NOME) Galena - Pop: 527 - Checkpoint is at the "old" community hall downtown. 55. Dan Seavey/65 (w/13 dogs) DEPARTED RUBY (480 MILES FROM NOME) Ruby - Pop: 187 - Checkpoint is in the community hall. 57. RED LANTERN: Jan Steves/40 (w/13 dogs) Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 68 at 12:45am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: John "Gus" Nash (Principal of RHS for 20 years - RIP) Re: ...of interest? Mac Hall http://www.mmlibrary.org/about/library-history/ Re: Nice web page for this fellow - Larry McLERRAN ('67) http://www.larrymclerran.com/Site/Anecdotal_Vita.html Re: Joe ESCHBACH ('72) http://school.eecs.wsu.edu/node/251 Lots of Eschbachs mentioned here... ALL Richland Bombers from the 1970s & 1980s! They lived in both sides of an "A" house on the corner of Hains & Siebert. (Siebert was only a 2 block street that ran from Hains to Hunt?) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Birthday time Gotta email from the B-day Bomber-babe the other day and it had her Brother's ('65) email address on it so I planned to update his address but it turned out to be a virus... arrrrrrrrrrgh... How come I always get a virus from these girls (that was a rhetorical question and I do NOT need an answer!)... At least Paula Jill ('64) got hers taken care of... wonder whatcha take for that? "Here... take these for a week and call me inna morning... " nah, I don't think so. The b-day girl's brother used to live in the next town but I didn't realize it till after he moved. One day I was driving some hot rod home from work and was in the lane to get on the freeway (musta left early cuz I never get on the freeway after 3 PM) anyway I heard this guy pull up next to me and he rolled down his window and just kinda nodded and grinned a big grin... He seemed oddly familiar but I just couldn't place him in that context (Kinda like during NFR one year, I went into the men's room at the convention center, when HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) was still living in Alaska... well you guys know you pretty much keep your eyes straight forward, but as I was turning around... the guy who was standin' next to me was... yup, the Big Fat Liar!)... so finally the light turned green and all of a sudden it hit me as he was pulling away... "Ronnie SLEDGE ('65)!" So with that let me say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Carol SLEDGE ('63) on her special day, March 13, 2012!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim MEFFORD ('54), George SWAN ('59) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DVORAK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia WADE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HORTON ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLBAUER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim MEFFORD ('54) Re: Mrs. E. Mikulecky (RIP) Maren, Please let our fellow Bombers know that Mrs.Edna Mikulecky passed away on Friday, March 10. She was mom to Bomber Roger MIKULECKY ('54) and his brothers (also Bombers). They lived in the south end of Richland and their home was a gathering place for many of the kids from the south end. A grave side service will be held Thursday, March 15, at 2pm at the Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery in Richland. Mrs. Mi turned 100 years old on February 13th this year. Thanks, -Jim MEFFORD ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Another Bella Looking For A Home http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Swa/120314-OtherBella.jpg To: All ye dog lovers -- Another Bella Is Looking For A Home The related pictures are of yet another Bella (no relation to my own Bella), who is looking for a home. She is a non-papered Yellow Lab (of a beautiful light color). She was born in November 2011, so she is about 4 months, going on 5 months old. She is current on all of her vaccinations at this time. She is not spayed, as that is usually done at about 6 months of age. Bella was acquired by an older lady (about my age -- seasoned) who now has developed severe back problems and can no longer deal with a young active pup. A friend of mine, Peggy, has taken on the periodical boarding, training, and working with the dog and she has made good progress with the basic puppy training, but she already has enough dogs of her own. She says the dog is a sweetheart, smart, and would make a wonderful companion, family pet, and probably a good hunting retriever. So, Bella needs a new human who can cope with an active young pup looking for a chance at a good life. Peggy says that she thinks that the owner is asking only the original purchase price of the dog, about $150. I am just playing "Go Between" here as I have always been a "Yellow Lab" Enthusiast, and would like to see the dog get a break. My two girls are three years old now and keep the old guy well occupied and broke (worse than grand kids), or else I would jump on this opportunity myself. I paid $200 each for my Bella and Me'a, as pups. Both are non- papered yellow labs, and they have both turned out to be good dogs, although a bit overweight now after the lack of a hunting season for us. But, my knee (full joint replacement in January) is on the mend, and we are about ready to hit the trails and fields again. I have provided two pictures, taken by my friend. The first shows Bella, the girl with the appealing eyes. And the second shows Bella's size now, compared to an adult dog. Keep in mind that she will get to be a large dog, with a tail capable of clearing a coffee table in an instant, but well treated and trained Labs make wonderful companions, hunters, and family dogs. If you are interested or know of someone who is, contact me know and I will put you in touch with Peggy who will in turn connect you with the owner. -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA, where wind doth blow again and again and again, but the local ponds and lakes have been stocked with fat trout. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site WE HAVE A WINNER!! Dallas Seavey, 25, the youngest Champion in the history of the Iditarod. 9d:04h:29m:26s. He received a check for $50,400.00 and a new Dodge Truck worth over $42,000.00 After a mandatory 8 hour rest in White Mountain (77 miles from Nome), rested musher and teams have about a 10 hour run to Nome that includes a quick check-in (and out) at Safety (22 miles from Nome). Aliy Zirkle spent the afternoon/evening chasing Dallas Seavey and Ramey Smyth chased both Aliy and Dallas. NOME 1. Dallas Seavey/#34 (w/9 dogs) - 09:04:29:26 2. Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/10 dogs) - 09:05:29:10 3. Ramey Smyth/#21 (w/9 dogs) - 09:06:04:04 DEPARTED SAFETY (22 MILES TO NOME) DEPARTED WHITE MOUNTAIN 4. Aaron Burmeister/#44 (w/10 dogs) 5. Pete Kaiser/#28 (w/10 dogs) 6. Ray Redington, Jr./#2 (w/9 dogs) 7. Mitch Seavey/#35 (w/11 dogs) - 2004 Champ 8. John Baker/#11 (w/11 dogs) - 2011 Champ 9. Michael Williams, Jr./#51 (w/12 dogs) 10. DeeDee Jonrowe/#17 (w/13 dogs) IN WHITE MOUNTAIN (77 MILES TO NOME) White Mt. Pop: 209 Checkpoint is in the community hall building up the hill from the store 12. Ken Anderson/#39 (w/9 dogs) 14. Sonny Lindner/#59 (w/12 dogs) DEPARTED ELIM (123 MILES TO NOME) Elim Pop: 281 Checkpoint is usually at the fire hall 15. Hugh Neff/#27 (w/9 dogs) 16. Paul Gebhardt/#25 (w/10 dogs) IN KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME) Koyuk Pop: 258 Checkpoint is the City Rec. Center 18. Rohn Buser/#62 (w/11 dogs) 10. Martin Buser/#41 (w/10 dogs) DEPARTED SHAKTOOLIK 23. Kelley Griffin/#20 (w/10 dogs) 26. Nick Petit/#9 (w/9 dogs) 27. Lance Mackey/#18 (w/9 dogs) 29. Braxton Peterson/#63 (w/10 dogs) 30. Jim Lanier/#3 (w/12 dogs) 32. Rick Swenson/#60 (w/13 dogs) 34. Cim Smyth/#8 (w/8 dogs) IN SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME) Shaktoolik Pop: 199 Checkpoint is at the armory. 39. Scott Janssen/#37 (w/13 dogs) IN UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME) Unalakleet Pop 882 - Two well stocked stores, as well as two restaurants along w/limited lodging by advance booking. Checkpoint in front of AC store. 42. Trent Herbst/#16 (w/13 dogs) 43. Twin: Anna Barington/#33 (w/12 dogs) 44. Twin: Kristy Barington/#31 (w/12 dogs) IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME) Kaltag Pop: 234 Check-in is at Rich Burnhams house, but the official checkpoint and gathering spot is the community hall about a block away. 53. Dan Seavey/#65 (w/13 dogs) IN NULATO (393 MILES TO NOME) Nulato Pop: 359 Checkpoint is the community hall 55. RED LANTERN: Jan Steves/#40 (w/12 dogs) Scratched: ~ Gerry Willomitzer/#23 (w/12 dogs) best interest of his team Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 71 at 12:05am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Where are they now? Re:Benno MOHR ('89) Re: Paul ANDERSON ('63) Re: Bruce BENEDICTSON ~ Should have been ('69) Re: Debora GREGER ('67) http://www.english.ufl.edu/faculty/dgreger/index.html http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/597 Re: Ronald GALBREATH ('82) Re: Bill WITHERUP ('53-RIP) Re: David BRAGER ('69) Re: Jim NOLAND ('64-RIP) Re: Roger KLEMM ('80s?) Re: Nice additional information on Floyde Ardie PARKER ('54-RIP) Re: Larry CORYELL (61) & Harry WILSON ('64wb) Photo of The Dynamics in 2000 Back row right in all white + guitar is Larry CORYELL ('61) and to the right of him is Harry Wilson + guitar ('64wb) http://pnwbands.com/dynamics.html Re: Blog for Peter MAUGHAN ('??) http://www.petemaughan.net/pete-maughan-prolero/ BONUS ROUND... Re: Great 1970 Richland Bomber Class Site [Webmaster is Dan LAYBOURN ('70) http://www.colhi70.org/ Re: Washington Sled Riding Locations ~ Carmichael Hill http://www.sledriding.com/Washington.html Re: Some Church History http://www.richlandredeemer.com/redeemershistory.htm -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Rain Rain Go Away, bring our lunch a sunny day! Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2012 will be next Sunday, March 18th. Lunch will be held at the The Northern Quest Casino at the Woodlands Restaurant in the family section of the Casino. Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. The casino is located in Airway Heights, about one mile north of Wal*Mart at 100 N. Hayford Road. Woodlands Restaurant serves Breakfast and Lunch anytime, good food and great service. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers Their families and friends are welcome, the more the merrier. Lunch and Slot Machines... Out Of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact Me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Peggy ADAIR ('72) Lisa LYSHER ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMITH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry GANZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica AVANT ('95) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave COCHRAN ('61) & Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Maren, thanks for the Iditarod updates. What an endurance test. It seems that this is not a spectator sport. If I am wrong I would try to get Bombers together to send you. [I can watch all I need on my computer screen without being frozen. -Maren] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Watch Repairs Thanks to the several who sent me info on getting my antique watch rebuilt. I found 2 watchmakers who would do it. Now I just have to get it to them and get an estimate. As it turns out I had forgotten the brand. When I removed it from the little soft cloth bag it is an Elgin not a Waltham. The one repairman I spoke with said it is likely worth at least $2500, likely more. There are some wear marks from the vest pocket it was in for the 30 years grampa worked for the L & N (Louisville and Nashville RR). Re: The Passing of Elton Andersen (RIP) I never had study hall at Col-Hi as all 3 years I was on the projection crew showing films to one class or another 2 or more days a week. However because of my love for woodworking I took wood shop for 2 years. "Ol Clipboard" as some called him, gave me straight As and I learned a lot about the care of wood grain and machines. In that respect he was a great teacher for me. He was bit overly strict in following the rules, but I didn't have any real trouble with him. He referred me to three part time woodworking projects over the years and I learned more working them. One was a huge deep-sea cruiser a fellow built in his back yard and the other were both custom cabinet work. I am anxious to get my wood shop finished in the building on the back of my property as I have a shop full of woodworking tools and machines in storage, and I love working with my hands and wood. I still have the first thing made in wood shop. It is a large bowl made of several pieces of maple. It sits on the side board and I load it with apples, bananas, and oranges. The fickle as ever weather dropped 2 1/2 inches of snow on my car early this AM but it was all gone by this afternoon. Now at 9pm it is raining hard again. My yard is as soggy as a wet sponge. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Finishers (NOTE: more people have climbed Mt. Everest than have finished the Iditarod). I'll wait till everybody is off the trail and then post everybody's name and their position... Pretty cool that we have three generations of Seaveys in the race this year and that the young one (Dallas) won. His dad, Mitch is the 2004 Camp and finished 7th this year. Grandfather, Dan, was part of the first commemorative race in 1973 (3rd place) and actually gave up part of his price money (later reimbursed) because there wasn't enough to go around and he was the only one with another job at the time. Dan is currently in 51st place with only two teams running behind him. See a picture of Dallas with his family: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120316-ChampFamily.jpg Scratches: ~ Kirk Barnum/#47 (w/10 dogs) ~ Tom Thurston/# (/ dogs) ~ Michael Suprenant/#13 (w/9 dogs) "best interest of his team" Teams continue to arrive in Nome... stay tuned... Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Nuther famous day it history "Be sure to wear your eyes when marching"... dunno if it was Shakespeare or the Commandant of the Marine Corps who said that, but I have tried to live by it all my life... the backbone of my moral fiber... I must admit I never understood what it meant but so many deep truths are hard to fathom... at least for a small town kid like myself... But anyway, I know it has something to do with the 15th of March and that is a special day for two special Bombers from the Class of '63. One of them has left us with many, many great memories and the other is still making more memories as we speak. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Roy BALLARD ('63) and Thea WALLACE ('63-RIP) on March 15, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Bella To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Hey Pappy, I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were doing. I'd love to have a good dog like Bella but apartment living wouldn't allow it as they have a size restriction. Are you still writing your book on the elves? When it's published I'm sure lots of fellow Bombers will buy it, I know I will. Take care. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we're anxiously awaiting spring next week **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: George "Pappy" SWAN's ('59) entry about Bella I might have given Pappy the incorrect month of birth; Bella was born in October 2011 not November. Re: Iditarod Hey Maren, thanks for the updates on the Mushers. Now you can get a little rest. And thank you for all you do for ALL of us. [Not quite time to rest just yet... still have 39 (or so) teams on the trail. -Maren] -Peggy ADAIR ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lisa LYSHER Fuller ('79) Re: Where are they now I was reading today's Sandstorm, 3/14, and saw the entry from Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Where Are They Now? with a link to Larry CORYELL's ('61) band pictures. Before my father Wayne LYSHER ('57-RIP) passed away, we had a page setup also with Pacific Northwest Bands on their band "The Royals" with pictures of the group. We received an email from Larry after dad passed away but always wondered what happened to the rest of the guys. Also would like to say thank you Gary for posting more pictures on The Royals band site. Here is a link to their band site. http://pnwbands.com/royals.html -Lisa LYSHER Fuller ('79) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: John EHLERS ('61), Barbara SHARP ('61 & '62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Barb BELCHER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hazel MORGAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami LYONS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda MILLER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John EHLERS ('61) Re: Mr. Andersen (RIP) I noted the passing of Mr. Andersen and recalled some humorous anecdotes which I will share but are not meant to lessen the passing of another of the men and women who labored to educate the smart a-- teenagers they were given. First the ever present clipboard which led to his nickname of "Clipboard Andy". One day someone released a large ball bearing at the back of the auditorium during study hall and it rattled off chair legs all the way down to the front. Mr. Andersen picked it up and said "Whose steel ball is this?" from the back came an anonymous answer "Superman's". In addition to shop and study hall he sometimes was called on to substitute in Chemistry classes. One day he stopped at the lab station I was using. Since he had his clipboard his elbow stuck out and he caught his shirt on fire from the Bunsen burner. Later on he was showing us how to generate hydrogen which he was catching in a glass vessel. To add some interest he moved the mouth of the glass vessel over to the burner expecting it to go poof as the hydrogen ignited. Instead he got a much bigger reaction which propelled the vessel into the ceiling showering the class in glass. It made and impression! -John EHLERS ('61) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I've never met John or his wife in person, but want to pass along the fact that John married a '61 Ike Cadet... I call her "Cadet Bev" when we email. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SHARP Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) Re: Pacific Northwest Bands Thanks to my daughter, Lisa LYSHER Fuller ('79), for posting the great pictures of Wayne LYSHER ('57-RIP) and Larry CORYELL ('61) and the band... http://pnwbands.com/royals.html I had forgotten that Don OTT ('61-RIP) had also played in the group... Larry was such a shy guy, as I remember him, but would become someone else when he got that old guitar going... and Wayne, fairly quiet, but when the music moved him, there was no way he could sit on that old piano bench, just had to stand and stomp! We were never able to track down the recording they made for me, (it was very beautiful as I remember, teenage angst and all) so I can't tell my grandchildren how famous I am *LOL* but have a Fats Domino personal autograph photo from that gig in Seattle and lots of pictures... the days of rock and roll would live forever... Re: Mr. Andersen (RIP) Also, am so glad someone else remembered Mr. Andersen as "ol clipboard" although I never heard anyone call him that, but I do remember the day he swatted me on the top of the head with that "ol clipboard" for talking too much in study hall... looking back how could we not have given each and every one of those teachers the respect they so deserved. -Barbara SHARP Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) ~ 84 today in Oklahoma, almost tornado time... again **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Finishers (NOTE: more people have climbed Mt. Everest than have finished the Iditarod). 33 teams have crossed the finish line in Nome... still 20 teams out there mushing... I'll wait till everybody is off the trail and then post everybody's name and their final position... stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 69 at 12:45am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: The Richland Theater's float entry in the Atomic Frontier Days Parade Re: George Pierce, Boy Artist, Atomic Frontier Days http://www.flickr.com/photos/idyllopuspress/3426592636/ Re: ...from Fatherless: Memoir by Keith Maillard Re: Atomic Frontier Days, 1953, 1954, 1956 [Pictures here are very interesting. -Maren] Re: One on One by James McKean "We had two miniature guards, Lenny Allen at 5'9" and Ray STEIN at 5'11", known in Pullman as the dynamic duo, who had their own fan club and buttons. Our forwards were built like tight ends, Randy Stoll at 6'4" and 235, Ted Wierman at 6'8" and 240, and Bud Norriswho really did play tight endat 6'4" and 235, and whose credentials included knocking Cazzie Russell unconscious in our game against Michigan in the Far West Classic Basketball Tournament in Portland, Oregon." -One on One by James McKean -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) Here is the latest info from the '72 reunion committee. You'll notice there are several "TBDs" - details are still being worked out and can be found via FB as well as contacting committee members. A lost list is being completed and will be posted here soon. Richland High School Class of 1972 40-Year Reunion September 7-9, 2012 Shilo Inn, Richland Facebook Group: Richland High School Class 1972 Website: http://richlandbombers.1972.tripod.com e-mail your contact info Friday, September 7 7:00pm: Social Hour Shilo - no-host bar/hors doeuvres Golf Tournament TBD Wine Tour TBD Float the Columbia TBD Group Photo 7:30 Shilo patio Saturday, September 8 6:30pm: Social Hour Shilo no-host bar/hors doeuvres Jet Boat Tour 8 am -1 pm - $81 each B-Reactor Tour 11:15 High School tour - TBD Memorial Service 6:30 location TBD Group Photo 7:30 Shilo patio Sunday, September 9 11:00 Picnic at Howard Amon Park Gazebo - BYOE (bring your own everything) Need more committee members!! Addresses/Contact Info Update Name Tags Check-In/Meet and Greet Group Photo - Photographer Memorial for Deceased Decorations Music Entertainment Memory Book Golf Tournament Wine Tour Floating the River B-reactor Tour Jet Boat Tour -Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) - from windy but warm West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/12 ~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY Corned Beef & Cabbage is on the menu... Y'ALL COME ON DOWN!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Bill CHAPMAN ('53) Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat BADGER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LANG ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa LYSHER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Thomas PEASHKA ('68) & Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Gary BEHYMER ('64) links I have spent well over two hours looking at the photos that Gary sent the links to. What memories that they brought back for me. I knew so many of the people that were shown. That is, I remembered the faces, but not the names. And it was interesting to see the background on GWWay, the old fire station and the housing office. Our family checked where our name was on the list every week end for the various houses that Mom and Dad were interested in. We never did move, instead stayed in West Richland. Dad helped build the church, was on the first City Council and on and on. What an asset the Bombers have in Gary. During the little snow fall we had this winter whenever we would go to town and see where the merchants had plowed their parking lots and piled it up I would remember how the Uptown merchants would have a contest to see who could come closest to when the last snow would melt. I wonder who watched over the pile to declare the time when the last bit melted. (They had gift cards or some such for the ones closest to the time.) We did live in a great time. -Phil BELCHER ('51) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) Re: Mr. Andersen (RIP) I remember Mr. Andersen cornering me in the lobby of Carmichael. He didn't like the metal plates on my mile highs, he thought they scratched the tile. When I returned from Pensacola, I found out he was more than a Principal. He had joined my old reserve unit and was a Commander. He had just returned from a Teachers Convention in the Bay Area and when he found out where I was going to be stationed, he said he had a hot tip for me. Two Richland girls were in the area. I married one of them, but I am still friends with the other. -Bill CHAPMAN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) 'tis tyme, on this foine, foine day, to tip the ol' shamrock encrusted beanie for not one, but two of the fairest colleens in Bomberdom. They are without a doubt true Bomber Babes. Not only to they have the fortune to be born on St. Paddy's Day, they will always be forever young. Happy Birthday to Patti BADGER ('53) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ from soggy Mount Angel, OR where, yes they got one right, there was snow on the valley floor last Tuesday; and the monsoons just keep marching on. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Chemistry class substitutes To: John EHLERS ('61) I got a kick out of the hydrogen experiment you mentioned with Mr. Andersen. It reminded me of something that happened with another substitute teacher. Many years ago, during the summer, I took a full year's freshman Chemistry class at Portland State U. and somehow or other I actually passed it. We had a substitute professor one day in lecture and he was going to demonstrate an exothermic reaction, i.e. one where energy is released giving off heat. I think he used a small amount of potassium chromate on an asbestos pad on the lecture desk and added a little table sugar to it. Nothing happened, so he added a little bit more sugar. Again nothing happened, then he added a little bit more and there was a flame that shot up from the desk to the ceiling in a whoosh! The whole class was ready to jump through the door and out the building, when a student who was late for class walked in. The expression on his face was priceless wish I had a camera. The flame died out almost immediately after that and we never forgot what an exothermic reaction was. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Siteditarod Site Saw the video of the young, attractive blonde twins coming down Front Street side-by-side a little while ago... same thing with Martin and Rohn Buser... together coming down Front Street... Finishers (NOTE: more people have climbed Mt. Everest than have finished the Iditarod). I'll wait till everybody is off the trail and then post everybody's name and their position... Teams continue to arrive in Nome -- still 8 teams out there mushing (5 of those 8 are rookie teams)... stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA 67 at 12:05am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: One a them dayz Got a great piece a mail yesterday from Brian Lee JOHNSON ('65), containing a very tattered and forlorn looking picture of a bunch of Scouts... fun stuff... Brian is always good for sending stuff I never expect... much like Jimbeaux ('63) out of the blue I get Paintings, mess trays, car plaques, safety jacks made in auto shop... you name it... my walls are full of Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia inundated with Bomber stuff either saved by me over the years or turned over to me for safe keeping. For the last two dayz I've been involved in an email marathon with several Bombers, the substance of which I've been sworn under a blood oath (don't laugh) to secrecy... I can only say, that as we got... uh uh... well as we advanced in years I kind of expected we would change our ways and move on toward that semblance of adulthood our parents displayed, if only for our benefit... The recent discussions of Mr. Andersen, compared with what I've been up to lately make me feel that it is a good thing my folks can't see me now! (Actually, I guess they have a much better view than before... but they can't grab me by the scruff of the neck)... and how come it was always "someone else" who rolled the ball bearings, the pennies and threw the eggs? Do you know how many ball bearings and pennies had to have rolled down that floor for almost all of us to have "been there" when it happened... I mean I wasn't even there in '61 and it was still going on when I got there... I only read three sections of the news paper... well I read two and glance at the front page. I read the "Nevada" local section and the "Sun" which presents the "other side of the isle... tho not much of another side... The Sun was a competing paper years ago... But in just that little bit of reading, I can only shudder when I think of growing up today. I remember several years ago when my daughter was in Jr. Hi and she was beaten up for wearing a certain brand of tennis shoe (she had to have them and wore them once... they were VERY expensive for the time I wasn't real happy about spending that kinda money on tennie runners)... In HS she was to go to a brand new school, but nooooo, she had to go all the way across town to one of the most dangerous schools in Vegas because that's where the music program was. Now we have "the Academy" behind my office which used to be the only school in town "Las Vegas High" where the artsie crowd goes now... sure has made our lives more pleasant to have those kids there than the brand that used to attend... not the most attentive if ya get my drift... Now I ain't sayin' I was an angel... I've confessed many of my sins for which the statute has run... but it's a way different world than that in which we were raised! By-the-way... it is a very small world... several of my cars carry a "BOMBER" Plaque Jimbeaux and I designed years ago and Michelle in my office had produced and those that don't have the Bomber license holder and I am always running into Bombers here and there... the other day I really had a small world experience... I had noticed a VERY beautiful signature on some documents from one of our state departments over the years with a very familiar name... the signature nagged me as I wondered if it was in a Columbian... the name was unusual and that of a particular girl I had dated after her best friend and I broke up... as I dated the friend for about 20 minutes and this girl for maybe 5, I never got around to checking out the yearbook... then day before yesterday I had the occasion to call this girl (Bomber-babes are always girls) and I dropped a few hints... yup, it was her! We are the Bombers, mighty, mighty Bombers... -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Iditarod Maren- Thanks much for the Iditarod updates. This is an easy resource for what is going on with the race. Having lived and worked in Palin-ville (Wasilla, AK and headquarters of the Iditarod), I do have an interest and recognize and have met some of the mushers still running the race. Now a long ways from the Frozen North, I am curious as to your infatuation since you are even further away from the snow and cold. -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Just curious in Tempe, AZ (82 at 7:35p, and the citrus trees are fragrancing the air) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I lived in Alaska for 15 years (1975 to 1990 - including the Susan Butcher years) most of it in "southeast", but some in Kodiak... and they have GREAT Iditarod coverage all over Alaska. I had withdrawals when I first moved back to the "lower 48"... I'd sometimes catch a little bit on CNN... and every early March I'd start checking the news stands for USA Today... sometimes they'd have something after it was all over... so when the internet came, I was all over that!! Now, I'm kinda obsessed. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 3 OLD ('85, '95, & '08) Memorials Today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Dennis HAMMER ('64) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BRADY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Finishers (NOTE: more people have climbed Mt. Everest than have finished the Iditarod). I'll wait till everybody is off the trail and then post everybody's name and their position... maybe tomorrow... Teams continue to arrive in Nome -- still 3 teams out there mushing... The next one (currently in White Mountain) is Dan Seavey, 74 year old grandfather of this year's Champ, Dallas Seavey... stay tuned... Re: BUSERS (#18 & #19) Martin & Rohn Martin Buser, who turns 54 at the end of the month, wouldn't cop to planning the photo finish with his son. "I was chasing him down! I thought I was going to get the right of passage here for being an old man, but NO... he [Rohn] was working and kicking and screaming and whooping and hollering, I mustered up all the energy I had and just barely pulled even with him at the finish, Martin said. Of course it was planned, said race marshal Mark Nordman. According to the official time card, signed by the mushers at the finish, both racers arrived at the same moment. A time of 10 days, 18 hours, 10 minutes and 12 seconds. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120318-BusersTIE.jpg The edge was given to Rohn, Nordman said, holding his fingers about two inches apart.. literally, the length of a nose. Watch the video of it on the Anchorage Daily News website: http://community.adn.com/adn/node/160374 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA 70 at 11:45pm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Kippy BRINKMAN Scott ('62) Kippy BRINKMAN ('62) Miss Tri-Cities 1962-1963, Miss Washington 1965, and talent contest winner for Miss America pageant; playing the harp at the Miss Washington pageant 1996. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZemuBA2U6j4 I had heard that she was in the James Bond movie "Diamonds are Forever," but being overseas at the time never saw the movie on the big screen. I only saw the movie on TV and never saw her so I thought maybe she was edited out. A few years ago I watched a DVD and still was unable to see her. I tried to keep an eye out for her thinking she must be playing the harp in the background of a casino scene. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ from a Bomber outpost in Kennewick Lion Country **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Regrets I'm pretty sure all of us have life regrets. Even little kids will sometimes spend Christmas afternoon wishing they had asked Santa for a different toy -- regretting that the one they DID ask for (and got) was not nearly as much fun as it looked like in the commercials. Some people might think this is a depressing topic. But I think it's therapeutic to look at our life regrets, mourn them, and move on (trying not to create any more of them!) Seriously. This conclusion was reaffirmed in me the other day when I was working with a patient whose whole life is RUN by the pain she feels over her regrets. I suggested she make a list of them, have a nice memorial service for them (inviting no one -- or anyone -- to attend), grieve and mourn her regrets OPENLY (with whomever she felt comfortable), then cremate the list and move on. The Sandstorm is not the forum to air SOME regrets, obviously. But we are among friends here ... and I think (per the above) that it might be helpful to some/all of us to talk about one or two (or more) of our regrets. (A guy I used to date back in the day told me at age 51 he had NO life regrets. I still don't believe him.) I'll go first. In 2008 our 40th class reunion rolled around. I registered to attend, and was even invited to be one of the speakers. (Our own Gen. Jim MATTIS ('68) - was another so I would have been in great company!) Then there was a major blow-up in my family, involving kids, misunderstandings, much drama, and some (temporarily) broken hearts. I was pretty devastated, and just could not see myself going to a celebration with old friends that I hadn't seen in 20 years (since the 20th reunion) and really being able to enjoy it. The organizers tried to change my mind, but they didn't... and I didn't attend. I look back now and realize that it was a mistake to focus on the (very real) pain I was experiencing during the summer of 2008, to the exclusion of having an experience that could have brought me joyful memories for years to come. The blow-up in the family has long blown over. But there is no going back to the summer of 2008. Since then some of the people who were at that reunion have since passed on. I lost the opportunity to reconnect with them in this world. Lesson learned: I can be in pain/sorrow today, and still allow myself the joy that today brings. Life is not an "either/or" deal. I regret that I didn't learn that at 21, 31, 41, 51... but now at 61 I know it to be true. And I am learning to put it in to practice as best I can, every day. And to all of those I didn't see at our 40th, I don't care how sad (or fat!) I might be at the time of our 50th... I still plan to be there! By the way my goal for this decade is to have MANY more active friendships when I am 70 than I did when I was 60!!! (But that's another regret to discuss on another day -- neglected friendships.) Thanks for listening. Hope some of you will share, too. In friendship, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID P.S. I'm on Facebook - and I welcome and accept all requests for FB friendships with other Bombers! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** 2 Bomber Memorials and 1 Colt Memorial >>Mark KREPSKY - Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 1985 >>Sam SPRUTE - Class of 1979 ~ 1961 - 1995 >>Leatha HULTGREN Dougherty - Class of 1938 ~ 1919 - 2008 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom MATTHEWS ('57), Mary Ann VOSSE ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don PANTHER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl RAEKES ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom MATTHEWS ('57) Re: Today in History http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Mat/120319-00.htm "Richland Students Circulate Petitions After Negroes Barred By Teen-Age Club." This was a headline for an article on the front page of the Tri- City Herald 55 years ago. It was a small but notable effort by the classes of '57, '58 and '59. I'm sure others may remember this and may have more information. That was the same year the governor of Arkansas blocked nine black students from entering high school leading to Federal intervention. I recalled this after learning from the Sandstorm that Max CASE ('57-RIP) died January 9th this year. He was ASB President and Salutatorian at Col-Hi in 1957 and was one of four students pictured in the article about this event. The links to this are a scanned copy of the front-page clipping I have, and an image of my transcribed text of the follow-up article. I recently viewed that page at the Richland Library from their microfiche set of the Herald. It was impossible to get a clear print from the microfiche to scan. On the front page, C. W. BROWN ('58) is pictured separately. Levine WILLIAMS ('57), Max CASE ('57), and Larry EDWARDS ('58) are in the group photo. It states that WILLIAMS and EDWARDS were members of the teen club mentioned in the article. Also mentioned were Betty STROUP ('57) (a Sandstorm editor among other activities) and Norris BROWN ('57) the Tolo King. Not mentioned was the Tolo Queen, Sharon REED ('57). Photos in the '57 annual on line show others chosen for this event that year. The annual mentions there was an assembly on Monday, and then "That night, couples journeyed to the Kennewick Social Club." The Sandstorm of March 22 that year covered the Tolo activities but did not report on the petition effort either. Although we live in Kirkland, we often visit Richland where our daughter Margaret Patton is a hair stylist at Shear Inspiration and our son-in-law Trevor is the Chef at Parkview Estates Senior Living in Kennewick. -Tom MATTHEWS ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) Re: Kippy BRINKMAN Scott ('62) Kippy would be able to speak better to Dennis HAMMERs ('64) query about her appearance in "Diamonds are Forever", but I did hear her say that she was in the movie, but was edited out. Apparently someone gave her a Silver Anniversary version of the movie that included deleted scenes, and she was in that. She floated around a lagoon in a boat in the Dome Under the Sea restaurant at the Dunes. Please correct me if I'm wrong, Kippy; and please, if you would, tell the story, which I found entertaining. -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) ~ Lacey, WA where we got a few snow flakes this morning, but the afternoon has been gloriously sunny. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site The last two teams JUST left the Safety check point (22 miles from Nome)... fastest this year was 2 hours 57 minutes, but these two teams probably won't go faster than that and I'm going to bed... so tomorrow we'll know which team is the slowest... stay tuned... Re: SEAVEY STATS: #1 Dallas - 9d:4h:29m:26s... 9 dogs in harness #7 Mitch - 9d:13h:10m:58s... 10 dogs in harness #51 Dan - 13d:19h:10m:30s... 11 dogs in harness Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA 71 at 1:25am ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah COLLINS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna FAULKNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri DAUGHERTY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) Re: Kippy Lou on Harp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZemuBA2U6j4 I gotta say it's a little disappointing, after waiting half a century to see Kippy BRINKMAN ('62) play the harp, and she's playing something in C... all white keys! It's just too easy... Seriously, Dennis HAMMER ('64), I cannot thank you Enough! My hat's off to you for gracing these pages with that link. That was really sweet... a 'keeper'! ^..^ -John BROWNE ('61) Peace... the affordable alternative **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site And the red lantern goes to #53. Jan Steves(r)/#40. Both #52 and #53 missed the Mushers' Awards Banquet on Sunday night, so they had a "mini" banquet Monday night to re-present the Red Lantern Award.. SEAVEY (Dan, son, Mitch, and Grandson, Dallas) STATS: 2012 Iditarod #1 Dallas - 9d:4h:29m:26s... 9 dogs in harness #7 Mitch - 9d:13h:10m:58s... 10 dogs in harness #51 Dan - 13d:19h:10m:30s... 11 dogs in harness 2012 Safety to Nome (22 miles) Dan - 3h:12m Mitch - 3h:17m Dallas - 3hr:47m Congrats Dan on winning the Seavey family race from Safety to Nome for 2012. Seems I learn something new every year... GUY TALK: Braxton Peterson (r)/63 and his mentor, Lance Mackey/18 are discussing the fur pieces that Braxton is holding. See the picture and reason for the fur pieces here: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Smy/120320-furPieces.jpg Here's the list... (r) = rookie * = Teams I was watching/reporting on throughout the race NOME 1.*Dallas Seavey/#34 (w/9 dogs) - 09:04:29:26 2.*Ally Zirkle/#14 (w/10 dogs) - 09:05:29:10 3.*Ramey Smyth/#21 (w/9 dogs) - 09:06:04:04 4.*Aaron Burmeister/#44 (w/10 dogs) - 09:10:04:07 5.*Pete Kaiser/#28 (w/10 dogs) - 09:11:06:23 6.*Ray Redington, Jr./#2 (w/9 dogs) - 09:12:19:11 7.*Mitch Seavey/#35 (w/10 dogs) - 09:13:10:58 8.*Michael Williams, Jr./#51 (w/12 dogs) - 09:13:12:18 9.*John Baker/#11 (w/11 dogs) - 09:13:25:47 10.*DeeDee Jonrowe/#17 (w/13 dogs) - 09:14:43:15 11. Sigrid Ekran/#24 (w/9 dogs) - 09:15:50:16 12.*Ken Anderson/#39 (w/8 dogs) - 09:18:56:03 13. Brent Sass (r)/#50 (w 13 dogs) - 09:20:25:25 14.*Sonny Lindner/#59 (w/10 dogs) - 09:21:28:02 15.*Paul Gebhardt/#25 (w/10 dogs) - 10:03:35:48 16. Michelle Phillips/#26 (w/10 dogs) - 10:08:18:01 17.*Hugh Neff/#27 (w/8 dogs) - 10:08:41:52 18.*Rohn Buser/#62 (w/10 dogs) - 10:18:10:12 19.*Martin Buser/#41 (w/10 dogs) - 10:18:10:13 20. Gerald Sousa/#58 (w/9 dogs) - 10:19:27:50 21. Colleen Robertia/#42 (w/10 dogs) - 10:20:04:19 22.*Lance Mackey/#18 (w/9 dogs) - 10:20:17:27 23. Jodi Bailey/#6 (w/11 dogs) - 10:20:19:53 24.*Cim Smyth/#8 (w/7 dogs) - 10:21:26:59 25. Ed Stielstra/#45 (w/10 dogs) - 10:21:59:59 26. Anjanette Steer (r)/#32 (w/8dogs) - 10:22:02:45 27. Kelley Griffin/#20 (w/10 dogs) - 10:22:29:06 28.*Braxton Peterson/#63 (w/10 dogs) - 10:22:44:04 29.*Nick Petit/#9 (w/8 dogs) - 10:23:24:00 30.*Rick Swenson/#60 (w/10 dogs) - 10:23:44:06 31. Ryne Olson (r)/#46 (w/11 dogs) - 11:01:33:40 32. Kelly Maixner/#12 (w/11 dogs) - 11:01:53:02 33.*Jim Lanier/#3 (w/10 dogs) - 11:02:58:18 34. Mike Santos (r)/#22 (w/15 dogs) - 11:14:20:04 35. Bruce Linton/#36 diabetic (w/14 dogs - 11:16:27:12 36. Karin Hendrickson/#43 (w/12 dogs) - 11:18:32:36 37.*Trent Herbst/#16 (w/10 dogs) - 11:20:17:36 38. Matt Giblin/#52 (w/11 dogs) - 11:20:20:49 39.*Scott Janssen/#37 (w/12 dogs) - 11:21:38:31 40. Curt Perano (r)/#61 (w/9 dogs) - 11:22:40:45 41. Art Church, Jr./# 64 (w/14 dogs) - 11:23:57:02 42. William Pinkham/#4 (w/11 dogs) - 12:01:15:41 43.*Twin: Anna Berington/#33 (w/12 dogs) - 12:02:16:30 44.*Twin: Kristy Berington/#31 (w/11 dogs) - 12:02:17:13 45. Justin Savidis/#38 (w/11 dogs) - 12:04:45:53 46. Travis Cooper (r)/#19 (w/10 dogs) - 12:08:37:14 47. Jaimee Kinzer (r)/#30 (w/10 dogs) - 12:15:58:30 48. Matt Failor (r)/#57 (w/14 dogs) - 12:18:10:20 49. Hank Debruin (r)/#48 (w/10 dogs) - 12:22:13:50 50. Karen Ramstead/#/56 (w/10 dogs) - 13:00:21:30 51.*Dan Seavey/#65 (w/11 dogs) - 13:19:10:30 52. Bob Chlupach/#49 (w/14 dogs) - 14:11:55:10 53. RED LANTERN: Jan Steves/#40 (w/9 dogs) - 14:11:57:03 That's it for 2012... I'll be back next year... First Saturday in March (March 13, 2013). Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA "borrowed" from John Browne, Jr. ('61): Peace... the affordable alternative ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 OLD (from 2008) Bomber Memorial: Steve CARSON ('58) Marvin McDONALD ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gini MILLER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGREGOR ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji BREWDER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Tom MATTHEWS ('57) http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Mat/120319-00.htm I remember the Tolo night and the dance was scheduled for a hall in the Kennewick highlands. When we showed up the manager said they would not allow blacks to come in. Norris BROWN ('57) and CW BROWN ('58) were Tolo royalty and we all refused to go in and returned to Richland. I think we just moved the party and can't recall where. How times have changed. I also remember some of the bad stuff such as all blacks being confined to the 600 block in the North Richland Trailer Park. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marvin McDONALD, Jr. ('60) Re: Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) on Harp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZemuBA2U6j4 To: John BROWNE ('61) Hello John. I'm a piano technician here in Tacoma and I graduated a year before you. My third grade teacher was Mrs. Brinkman and I use to go over to their house and work with George ('60), Kippy's older brother, feeding and caring for his pigeons. Just a side note. You might want to try playing a song in all white keys on the harp and see if you still think it's easy. I don't know diddily about playing the harp but have had to tune a couple of them for concerts. Being a pianist myself it looks to be rather challenging. Have a great day John and thank you for the link to listen to Kippy. I did get to see her perform in Las Vegas when I was working with a show group called 'The Canucks'. She is excellent and very talented. -Marvin McDONALD, Jr. ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: HANFORD: Plenty of seats remain open for tours of B Reactor ~ Tri-City Herald -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bob CLUCK - Class of 1957 ~ 1938 - 2008 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers & Julie Schuler sent stuff & 2 old (2010) Colt Memorials: Mike CLOWES ('54), Carol CARSON ('60) Pam ROBINSON ('61), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) David RIVERS ('65) Julie Schuler (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luana IVERS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike RICE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie CRIGLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordie McMASTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet ELL ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Tom MATTHEWS' ('57) 3/21 entry' http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Mat/120319-00.htm It was true that the 600 block in North Richland was reserved for "persons of colour". It is also true that for quite some time Kennewick was "lily white". Blacks were "permitted" to work in Kennewick but had to leave by sun down. In Pasco they were permitted to live east of the railroad tracks. Yes, times have changed. Kennewick is still pretty much "white folks" territory, East Pasco no longer houses blacks (that has been taken over by latinos) and there is no trailer park in North Richland. And remember that when you "young folk" had your brush with segregation, the Emancipation Proclamation had not yet had its 100th birthday. As they used to say in a certain cigarette commercial: "You've come a long way, Baby." And that's another, entirely different, conflict. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ living in Mount Angel, OR under a threat of snow, but just rain so far. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Thank you for your 3/8/12 posting the Memorial video for Mark STAPLES ('82-RIP): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dRWDo_WqaM That video was put together by my son Randal SOUTHAM ('82) who had brought Mark to live with him and his wife, Lin, after Mark's diagnosis of stomach cancer. They took care of him until the end. It was this event that brought many of the old friends of the class of 1982 back together. They all came to Seattle for the memorial service and have formed a very close knit group again. Attached is a picture taken at Randal's house the night before the memorial. they wore Bomber T-Shirts for the occasion. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2010/Xtra/Any/100126-Car-kids.jpg -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ From cold but sunny Lynnwood, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) Re: Bomber Memorial Greg DUNN ('60-RIP) died on Monday, March 19, at Kadlec Hospital. He fought a good fight but his body just couldn't do it any more. Have a good thought for his wife Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) and his sister Gayle DUNN Sutton ('62) and his two sons Chad and James. -Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: BRINKMAN ('62) harpings When Kippy was doing her harp thing at The Sands in Las Vegas, I was readying to deploy westbound from Long Beach for a year on an aircraft carrier (late 1968). But shortly before my departure I rented a fancy red car for a weekend trip to check out the harp show. We both graduated from Col-Hi in 1962 and had crossed tracks once or twice at the UW, and now I was making the rounds to say good bye. I remember Kippy from Kindergarten (a bunch of meritorious doodads on her Bluebird uniform). Her mother was my fifth grade teacher at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, and I too used to bring lunch bags of egg shells to school for brother George's ('60) chicken-wire pigeon hotel. Mrs. Brinkman was a great teacher. She made all of us believe that any one of us might even be President some day. At The Sands I recall a sloped circular restaurant centering on a floating harp on a figure 8 track, and this blond delight in a light blue full length evening dress. I slipped in unnoticed and found an empty table at an upper level. (Two giant lobster tails for what was then the huge sum of $20.) Somewhere along the line the music stopped, and so I looked up. There she was, already sitting with me at my table. What does one talk about in Las Vegas? Kippy was in the middle of reading a new best seller, The Godfather, and recommended it, and I was able to note from somewhere that the Sands Hotel was the only one on the Strip that was not more or less in the pocket of the Mafia. We arranged to hit a swanky Italian restaurant for Sunday afternoon lunch (Yes!). On pickup day, and showing vigilant foresight, I made a noon phone call to verify that the place was open on Sunday. A crisp autumn day under a sunny blue sky. Camelot. Then we were on our way in my red rental . . . We were greeted by a distinguished doorman who let us in. Ah, the first one's there. Vintage Italy from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Then came the menu. Then came the water guy. Then came the wine guy. Then came the food guy, plate after plate. Then the cleanup guy. Then came the bill guy. By this time even one so dense and so preoccupied as I began to suspect that something was amiss. It was the very same moustached guy who was doing EVERYTHING. He was even the head cook guy, and the owner guy. I asked why after nearly two hours we were still the only ones in the entire place, and why such personalized service? It turned out that the place was in fact "open on Sunday"---but not until 5:00. When we showed up at the door at 1:00 the owner decided on the spot to go through all the paces himself rather than turn us away. A very story-book afternoon for a green naval officer with traveling papers. Thanks, Kippy, for that day on the town. Also, thanks to that Italian guy. (And as for Kippy's personal harp, the inside story is that she paid handsomely for it herself by teaching piano lessons in high school.) -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: samo samo Jimbeaux ('63) is on a cross country with the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy ('65) that's one long signature especially in some of those little spaces they give you to sign... or how 'bout those little sticky "HELLO I'm" name tags... make ya think that's fer sher before naming yer kid something like that... Hey, do you have any friends who still have a hard line phone but when ya call it they have it hooked to their cell phone and it's turned off... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... spozed to be hittin' the sunny shores a Calafornya on Friday... I get nervous driving hot rods by myself without a caravan... so many little things can go wrong... usually I'm the guy with the part in the trunk (used to be a joke till so many guys needed what I had!) but still... took my "work" car in a while back for a leak... fixed the leak then I found another one... said I'd get it done next oil change... asked them to please have all parts ready and go ahead and bill them to me so there wouldn't be any down time (so I could drive it on this trip)... the head guy who has worked on my cars for umpteen years left and nobody knew nuthin'... first they hadda refind the leak (two days) then order the part... not to worry... it will be here Wednesday and you can pick up on Thursday. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight... just lika well oil machine... so I'm gonna be drivin' a hot rod... Should be a great trip tho... gonna meet some babes... not just babes... BOMBER- BABES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They been lyin' inna sun gettin' all golden brown and gettin' all babed up I'm sure... I've been asked to work on a couple a commercials while there... one for Cigs... since I am almost the last smoker on planet earth I'm spozed ta help a girl learn how ta inhale convincingly... but the one that sounds the most fun is the one where the girl has crockagator skin and then uses the magic lotion and shazaaaaam she's a beautiful babe... I getta be the lotion kid... woooooooooooo hoooooo... I myself get a little worried about some of that stuff I see on TV... first ya gotta have a skripshun... says call yer Doc or if you can't afford it maybe they'll send it to ya fer free... then they say under most circumstances it'll kill ya but you'll look good for your reunion... most of the time they don't even tell ya what it's for but they are sure you must need it so call right now and if you are the first million callers they will send you three more orders for just the cost of shipping and handling which is in tiny print you can't read on yer TV... what a deal (does everybody's Sandstorm posts have red lines under every other word??????) Anyway... we gotta Bomber-babe having her special day on March 22, 2012 and I gotta stop all this and wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nina JONES ('65) one a them wonderful Spalding- babes and Bomber babes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Julie Schuler (NAB) Re: Recipes from Hanford atomic era Dear Sandstorm, I am the activity director for a retirement community and am planning a picnic/lunch outing to Honor Hanford Workers at Paul Liddell Park in Richland on Friday, March 30th, so I was wondering if there are some recipes or favorite foods from the Hanford era? Greatly appreciated, Julie Schuler, Activity Director Riverton Retirement & Assisted Living 1800 Bellerive Drive, Richland, WA 99352 (509) 628-0221, Ext 1020 Fax: 628-0622 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Colt Memorials >>Myrtle BARNETT Manor-Debar - Class of 1934 ~ 1916 - 2010 >>Margaret CHEYNE - Class of 1934 ~ 1916 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/2012 Dateline: Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Carol TYNER ('52), David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) Karla SNYDER ('69), Bruce A STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HEDGES ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WADE ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) Happy birthday to our 1952 60th reunion organizer, Luana IVERS ('52) [on 3/22]. Richard ('49) and I are here in Kauai playing our ukes and enjoying the beautiful weather. I bought a new uke yesterday and it will be well broken in before the Reunion. I hope we have a hot crowd that comes to share, have some fun, and play "catch up" with all of us survivors! Hope to see all of you there. -Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) and I were discussing some of his movies. I asked about the movie "Gila" and here is his response. He asked that it run in the Sandstorm. Gila ain't finished yet, fool. They're still "drawing" the lizzard onto the greenscreen we were pretending to shoot our rubber rifles at, while two volunteer production assistants, with the 8' by 6' greenscreen stretched out on poles between them and billowing in the winter wind like a runaway camping tent, stumble and lurch as fast as they can across the sucking mud and stalk-stubbles of the vast, rented cornfield down the hill and off into the the lizzard-dangerous distance in front of us. "FIRE! FIRE!" I shout. "KILL THE THING BEFORE IT KILLS OUR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES!" I roughly swipe my jacket-sleeve across my upper lip to keep the snotdribble off my mouth and out of my close-up. "KILL IT! KILL IT!" I scream. "KILL IT OR BE EATEN ALIVE!" Last summer KEENEY ('65) said to me: "Hey Davis, you know damn well you're not all that smart. So how the hell d'you manage, you know, to memorize all your lines?" Well, Jack ... how the hell am I ever going to FORGET lines like "Kill it before it eats us!"? -David RIVERS for Terry DAVIS (both '65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: 600 block of north Richland? We arrived in Richland in 1951. We lived at 903 Adams in south Richland until about 1962. Sometime during that period CJ Mitchell and his family moved in across the street. So the business about blacks being relegated to that area in North Richland must have changed earlier than 1962. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: A REAL-LIFE Bomber Challenge Hey, fellow Bombers. We all know that 'glowing in the dark' is not our only unique gift. We are also -- I will rephrase -- there are MANY, MANY Bombers who are also very creative, and excellent solution finders. I read with interest how a group from the Class of '82 reformed some strong bonds, brought back together by their love for one another and their dying classmate, Mark STAPLES ('82-RIP). So I bring this multi-part scenario/question to our forum: 1. I live in rural Idaho -- 3.5 hours from Richland, 2.5 hours from Spokane, 6.5 hours from Seattle, etc. 2. I have a full time job that is very time and energy consuming 3. I have a little farm (no really close neighbors) that is still in great need of attention/money/time to finish developing 4. I miss my Bomber friends 5. I have little opportunity to make new friends (One does not become friends with one's patients -- not the close- friendship kind of friends. Plus I spend my time at work, or driving to and from work, or working on the farm.) 6. Any suggestions on how I might be able to re-establish real friendships given all that is on my plate, and demanding my time/energy/money? I REALLY want to make this happen. Thanks, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, Idaho PS -- Yes, I'm already on Facebook! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karla SNYDER ('69) With sadness, I report that my cousin, Wilma "Ellie" PENCE Beatty ('60) passed away on March 20th. She lived with us her last couple years of high school, and I thought of her as my big sister. She came back to Richland in 2000 from Illinois. She had a cocker spaniel, Molly, who was one of my puppies. Molly doesn't like other dogs, and I cannot keep her. I Would like to find a home for her in Tri-Cities with a kind and lonely lady with lots of love to give (and get in return). Bomber help, please. Molly is 9 yrs old, and her grooming will be free for life. -Karla SNYDER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce A STRAND ('69) Re: Hanford/Bomber Recipes To: Julie Schuler (NAB) The best source for outrageous Bomber recipes is the recipe section of the Alumni Sandstorm site at <http://alumnisandstorm.com/>. Of course they are for large quantities. Check 'em out. -Bruce A STRAND ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff & 2 Bomber 2011 Memorials Today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Derrith PERSONS ('60wb) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom McKEOWN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd MOORE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy LUST ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DAHLIN ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Altho he ain't a classmate, he did have the good sense to marry one of the Bomber Babes from The Class of '54. And, there are those who say he resembles a movie star. All I can do is tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the birthday of Tom "Farley" McKEOWN ('53). To: Tedd CADD ('66) Residence in North Richland was somewhat restricted to those who wished to live in trailers, were construction workers, members of what ever Army unit stationed at Camp Hanford or operated/worked for one of the businesses in North Richland. If you lived in a trailer, and were black, you lived in the 600 block. Of course there were exceptions to this "rule". I believe some senior Army officers lived in Richland. And if you were not a "temporary" construction worker, you could live in Richland. I don't believe there was segregated housing (except for those who lived in pre- fabs). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR where the sun is supposed to shine most of the week-end; and where there was snow on the ground Wednesday evening into Thursday noon. Ain't global warming wonderful. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) Re: Recipes from Hanford atomic era... To: Julie Schuler (NAB) My dad came out in early 1943, my mom brought my brother Gary ('57) and myself out in March of 1944... My sister Anne ('62-RIP) was born in Hanford, June 7, 1944. Mom drove the car pulling a trailer... (That we would live in)... to trailer court in North Richland.. We then moved to a three bedroom prefab on Totten .. Then on to 1631 Horn Re: The Cook Book .."The Best in Cooking" in Richland; was put together by the Richland Women's Club.. way back then our phone numbers started with...WH.. LI .. SU..JU.. Lots of ladies wrote down recipes for this book... Mrs. Roy Stevenson, Mrs. L. H. Holden, Mrs. J. G. Bradley, Mrs. F. D. Burks, Mrs. E. C. Smith, Mrs. Kenneth Clark, Mrs. Roy Tomlinson, Mrs. G. C. Oberg, Mrs. Dore Tyler, Mrs. James Bee, Mrs. Harold Persons, Mrs. George Butler, Mrs. William Armstrong, Mrs. Warren Aldridge, Alice Thoreson, Mrs. Charles Bucholz, Mrs. R. C. Ennis, Mrs. Harry Kramer, Mrs. Hattie Bolke, Mrs. Arthur Kintz, Mrs. C. F. Setbacken, Mrs. Joe Millard, Mrs. Roy Jaynes, Mrs. Verna Olson, Mrs. H. L. Sterling, Mrs. G. R. McKinney, Mrs. E. G. Graversen, Mrs. R. J. Browning, Mrs. B. F. O'Mealy, Mrs. G. K. Carpenter, Mrs. L. E. Godwin, Mrs. Rudolph Schmidt, they also wrote hints on cooking and menus... I don't know the date it was written... I hope I didn't miss any names from the recipes... they were members of the Richland Women's Club, I believe from CUP church. My name? Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) all my schooling was in Richland. Julie if you would like to see this book I could bring it to you at Riverton just let me know. -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Kippy BRINKMAN Scott ('62) harp video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZemuBA2U6j4 I was just wondering about the impact of the Alumni Sandstorm. When I posted the link to the YouTube video of Kippy BRINKMAN ('62) playing the harp in the 3/18/12 Sandstorm I remembered that the number of views was an even 100 after nine months of being there. I checked it again this afternoon and it was at 401 views. That is 301 views in five days from all or mostly Bombers! -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: off 'n' running Heading out to the Golden shores of Calafornya but gotta make a little stop here first to wish Bomber-babe an early HB... sorry but I won't have a computer and doubt I would borrow one from one of the Bomber-babes to do my post while away... Pete BEAULIEU's ('62) Kippy Lou ('62) story has gotta rank up there with the bestest SS entries so far... I can honestly say that in the times I went to see her she NEVER took me out for lunch... dunno if you know but Kippy holds a record in Las Vegas. Longest running artist/show in Vegas. About 20 some years... now that's great! But now I gotta wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one a my very favorite Spalding-Bomber-babes out there, Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) a little early for her special day on March 25, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Sally BUTLER Meador - Class of 1976 ~ 1958 - 2011 >>Donna KOSHMAN Conrad - Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Joretta GARRISON ('58) David DOUGLAS ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Barb BELCHER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen DAVIS ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Emma Kleinknecht '36 [I'm pretty sure this is Emma LARSON Kleinknecht ('36)] Went to see Emma at Canyon Lakes Rehab yesterday and found her in a meeting with family and staff. I could tell they were privately discussing a matter I wouldn't interrupt!! So... I left a card on her bed in her room #117 and left. Later, Emma called me and we had a nice visit on the phone. She is so anxious to get home and not happy that they told her it would be about another month!! She says she has a lot of "scatter" rugs around in her house, and they need to get rid of them!! Her body brace is off and she still has a spot in her back (vertebrae) she said has not healed completely. But she is able to walk the halls with her walker!! Emma loves visitors and mail. Please remember her with a card or message to 2702 S. Ely, Kennewick, WA 99337. She says she will be ready to come to our Club 40's 25th Silver Jubilee in September. Let's hope and pray she is!! A very special lady. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where the weather is cooperating for my great grandson's baseball jamboree to start the Little League season today (Saturday)!!! Yaaaa baseball!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Re: Michael PETERSON ('77) Found in the April issue of American Legion Magazine. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Any/120325-Gar-Peterson-Legion.jpg -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I've been interested in learning about the racial prejudice in the Tri-Cities during the time I was growing up there. I wasn't aware that it existed. I belong to Toastmasters, which sponsors an International Speech Contest each year. My entry this year was about my experience with racial prejudice in 1957. My parents were from Arkansas, and we went back to visit relatives and friends there in August, 1957, right at the time that Central High School in Little Rock was being integrated at the order of the Supreme Court. During the turmoil my aunt and uncle took us to a restaurant for lunch. While we were waiting for our food to arrive, my aunt and uncle began to defend their segregationist governor. Somehow my parents had instilled in me a respect for all people, and I became very angry. I finally got up and stormed out of the restaurant and waited in the car for my parents. When they came back I said, "I'm never coming back here again." (I never have, although I have softened a bit over time.) When I got back home and started eighth grade at Carmichael, I began to wonder what I could do to help rid the world of racial prejudice. I thought of two things. There was only one black student at Carmichael I didn't even know her name. But I decided that every time I saw her I would smile at her. I didn't know if she even noticed until the last day of school, when we were signing yearbooks. She brought me hers to sign. I don't remember what I wrote in hers, but I'll never forget what she wrote in mine: "Thank you for your smile. Sandy." (At least, I think her name was Sandy. If anyone can tell me more about her I'd appreciate hearing from you.) I also decided that racial prejudice would only disappear when everyone was the same color. (I was only 13, remember.) So I decided I would do my part I would marry a girl of another race. Since I only knew one other race at the time I always thought she would be black. But while I was in college I had the chance to work in Hawaii one summer. The family I was staying with took me to a Japanese temple to watch a Bon dance (celebrating departed ancestors). Everyone was dressed in colorful kimonos and danced in a weaving line around a bandstand with musicians playing ancient Japanese instruments. But what I noticed most were the beautiful Japanese children. I couldn't help but think, "Wouldn't it be nice to have a couple of kids who looked like that some day?" That summer I also met a young Japanese lady, a student at the University of Hawaii. We corresponded for two years, and three months before we graduated I called her and asked her to marry me. We will celebrate our 46th anniversary in June. (And we did have two children who looked great in kimonos!) Mom and Dad have both passed away, but I still thank them for teaching me respect for all people. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Kaneohe, HI **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I am just catching up on my Sandstorm reading after a trying court trial concerning my mother-in-law's living situation on Monday, March 19th, and a hectic 4 days of trying to keep up with Washington State friends who put up with our lamenting over the lack of finality with my mil's life... I was sorry to learn of Greg DUNN's ('60-RIP) passing this week. To Margaret EHRIG ('61) his wife, and to Gayle DUNN Sutton ('62) a fellow classmate of mine, I extend to you my deepest sympathy. I'm sorry I can't live life in two places, as I have missed so much in Washington that goes on with long time friends... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where we are enjoying an early spring, it's been in the 70s and maybe almost 80 while we were in cooler Washington, and everything is in bloom,and driving here is spring time lovely. Even the flowers like we made for our senior prom are in bloom, Wendie WALKER ('62). They are like magnolias and are beautiful. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) Re: 1972 40 Year Reunion Info September 7-9, 2012 ~~ Shilo Inn, Richland Facebook Group: Richland High School Class 1972 Website: http://richlandbombers.1972.tripod.com Here's a list of people we havent been able to find. If you have any info, please contact Peg ADAIR. Avon ANDERSON, Cindi ANDERSON, Raymond BATCHELOR, James BATTEY, Tammie BEE Anderson, Val BOSCH, Howard BOWEN, Debra BRUNELLE, Lesly CARLSON, Mike CARTER, Susan CHRISTIANSON, Dave DICKSON, LuAnn DUCHEMIN, Jeff DUVE, Tom FIFE, Ken HALL, Elaine HARRIS, Mary HARRIS Grazzini, Eric HARVEY, Jim Dusty HEIFNER, Brian HESS, Elizabeth HILEMAN, Sandi HUFF, Pat IRWIN, Charles ISSACS, Debby JOHNSTON, Don JOYAL, Sue KILGORE Pearson, Gail KOVACEVICH, Jim LOWRY, Kurt LYSO, Brent MACKINTOSH, Sheryl MARSH, Jon MASS, Debbie MEEKS Nixon, Julie MILLER, Nicole PALFY, Marti PETTY Nelson, Lana PFIEFER Syversten, Stan PHILLIPS, Robin RIECK, David ROSS, Mark SCHWENNESEN, John SHEPPARD, Jeff SMITH, Cindy STEVER, Brian TODD, Dan VAN DER BEEK, Ressia WESTENBERG, Cecie WETT, John WYSS Thanks for your help! -Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) ~ from windy West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Dan HAGGARD ('57) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Rosalie LANSING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hal SMITH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDOUGAL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey SUCHLAND ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: Jim NORTON ('51-RIP) I received a call from Earl BROWN ('51) today stating that another of our classmates has died. Jim NORTON died February 12 in Little Rock, AR. His wife, Mary, called Earl to let him know. Earl had no other information, but maybe someone can check it out. I remember his nice red hair in 8th grade at Sacajawea. -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: Another Bomber wings his way to heaven I received this notice yesterday from my friend Ken JONES ('57). Curtis passed away this morning (3/22) about 9:30 am. -Ken Curtis W. HOOVER ('57-RIP) was a friend, classmate, husband, father, and all around good man. He was the kind of man that we all aspire to be like. I will miss him and our annual get togethers with Mike CASTELLI, Ken JONES, Clint WORCESTER, and me at the Atomic Brew Pub. Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Rest in peace, my friend. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I've always been impressed by the support and "watching one's back" within the Bomber Community. I was first made aware back in 2000 when under the guise of R2K an intervention of a scale necessitating the use of the Dawald Gym and the Bomber Bowl was held to get help for David RIVERS ('65) abusing that ugly cowboy hat, by actually wearing it. This last week while traversing Northern California with Cousin Eddy we were able to experience first hand the work of FLAWB (Food and Lodging for Aimlessly Wandering Bombers). We nearly wept while being wined and dined by the likes of Cliff ('62) & Carol CUNNINGHAM, Denny SMITH ('63) & Lucy FOSTER Smith ('65), and Jerry Cozad (nab) & Judy SHIBLY Cozad ('63). Cousin Eddy on the other hand, while not exactly 100% Bomber, did convey to us during Happy Hour last night that "I just don't feel the Bomber Largess". This surprised me for a couple of reasons: 1. I hadn't really paid much attention to the fact that no one had chosen to "feed" Cousin Eddy 2. Cousin Eddy normally doesn't talk very much, what with him being a 30' RV and all. All that being said we are having a wonderful time but do wish we could have done the "Bomber B's" do at Camp OC, but are comforted by the attendance of the "Auxiliary". -Jimbeaux http://www.czneddy.blogspot.com/ -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Thursday North Central WA Reunion/Lunch So time has flown, and Thursday is the date set for a reunion of any NCW Bombers, who have an interest in joining us for a lunch at Campbell's House in Chelan. 11:30. So far, only 2 others (besides me) have an interest in doing this. It's apparently no big deal reserving the room or table, so RSVP to me, please. Thanks, -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Stretching out our arms to the wider world When I was growing and really enjoying my world on quiet little Perkins. It never entered my so teenage centered brain that I would be a very well traveled and always happy to come back to my sandy home plate. Since I have been here I have surely enjoyed the kids and grandkids. Always spend lots and lots on food, but what the heck. I was at the StoneSoup Cafe in the parkway and I met an old friend I didn't know I had. She is Marilyn TONER Peterson ('61). She recognized me. She remembered me in my wheelchair at the big 2000 reunion [R2K]. She just has grand memory, she remembers my much older brothers (Dean ('60) and Craig ('62)). It is always a joy to meet our Bomber family. I do connect with Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)... she beats the roads the way that I do. Its an amazing way to live. Our family song is "On the Road Again" by Johnny Cash, I think. I am sure to be corrected if I'm wrong. [I think you mean Willie Nelson. -Maren] That's a nice family thing. To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Life comes around and meets us where we are and we just receive the most extraordinary blessings. My grandson is black/Hispanic, he was so extraordinary and beautiful when they put him in my arms. How do you express the heart melt. Now he is a hulking big 22, graduating from college and a star in his Grammie's eyes. So I am still looking for the house here in Richland. Success will come. Then we will settle into a less traveling mode. Then we will have our Airstream and we will hit the road the same way Jimbeaux ('63) and the ever beautiful Miss Nancy ('65) are. The free and easy way. Sounds so lovely,right. Keeping my fingers crossed, those best layed out plans seem to always get kinked up. Off to spend the day with those wonderful big brothers of mine. We have things to catch up on and just enjoy our rare and precious time together. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Donni CLARK ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char DOSSETT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lenora HUGHES ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BARNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia RUSHWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam GRAYBEAL ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McCLANAHAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla ARMSTRONG ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association is sponsoring it's annual "Senior Prom for All Ages" Saturday, March 31, at the Richland Community Center from 6:30 to 9:30pm. The wonderful 5-piece band EASY SWING BAND will be playing, there will be many delicious foods donated, door prizes - and all for only $5! Where else can you spend three hours for only $5 and have such a wonderful time?! Dress is casual - but we do mean all ages and love to have the younger people who are beginning to join us. Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Greg DUNN ('60)-RIP) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Thank you Helen for your note about Greg's passing but I want you and anyone else to know that I have gotten a commitment from Simon vanHOUWELINGEN ('63) to come next year (2013) for their reunion. We had lost touch 10 or 15 years ago, but our son searched for me and found Tanya, Simon's younger daughter, and she sent Simon's contact information. We have emailed several times since James made the connection for me. I heard from Simon last week from Singapore where is now vacationing when he heard about Greg. The internet has made it such a small world. Thank you to all I have heard from since Greg went to the hospital then Life Care of Richland since the end of November. His goal was to get back home but when pneumonia hit three weeks ago it just got to be too much. I will stay here in Richland in our new home that we built to fit him a year a half ago. We had been in Seattle for 30 years but this became "home" very quickly. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~ Richland - where hopefully the sun will shine and the wind won't blow (too hard). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Good morning Bomber friends! Yesterday my husband and I were driving home from Spokane and we passed the Tri-Cities as the sun was going down behind Rattlesnake. Made me think of all the beautiful sunsets that I have watched in my childhood years. Of course I gave a shout-out in my heart as I passed by my home town, crossed the river and many memorable spots, thinking of dear friends and all who I loved there. I just spent a wonderful week-end in Spokane at my first Sweet Adeline competition. What a fun time I had not only singing but bonding with my sisters in harmony. I wish I had joined years ago! But still want to encourage those of you who love to sing to give a local group a try. It it a wonderful place to make friends, have fun, and give the gift of music to others also. Almost as great as Bomber friendships....... but not quite! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ from the Columbia Gorge where blue skies are peeking through fluffy grey clouds this morning and the river is very still this morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) 67 years ago today, at great personal cost, our US Marines finally occupied Iwo Jima and the Gold Medal Class of '63's own George BARNETT was born. There was never anyone as replendent in his FFA jacket as Georgie which made is later joining the Corps an automatic. Happy Birthday Georgie, see you in a couple of weeks. -Jimbeaux http://www.czneddy.blogspot.com/ -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: In your dreams little kid Ah yes, I remember well lying on my bed listening to Lynster the Spinster ('57) and the real Don Steele, back in the day... visions of sugar plumbs dancing in my head... OK visions of Bomber-babes dancing in my head... most of us still resided in our dear home town and I could dream of those Bomber-babes in the classes ahead of me with fond desire... I mean like every time I see dear Rosalie's words in these pages I can remember her back then (not that I don't shudder and break out inna cold cold sweat thinking of her now), but as a dink Soph. it was purely "dreamin'... I'm always dreamin'... " (Johnny Burnette's birthday woulda been on the 25th had he lived... one of my all time favorites... "The Train Kept A Rollin' Alla Night Long... ")... so anyway, back then, we were all in our teens (OK I know some of you weren't but work with me here) and we lived for the most part by the "Rules of High School" which are in many ways uniform across the country... at the time, no one thought of being in their 60s... in fact, no one (except Bob MIDDLETON ('63)) could even imagine being 21! 21 was the age of bigger kids who were nice enough to buy us beer and let us hang around now and then. So there is no way a 16 year old could even imagine attending Mini-Bomber Bay-watch and being the only guy (well, Van was there but he was playing golf and besides he's a Hoquiam Grizzly so he was dreaming other dreams back in his HS dayz) in a bevy of Bomber-babes (I missed Bomber Bay-watch I when the last of the '63 crowd celebrated his collective 60th birthday with his class- mates, as my Mommy had falled down and go boom so I was stuck here)... So imagine the ultimate 16 year old dream of spending the weekend in Laguna Hills with Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63), Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and various beautiful daughters dropping by now and then (one more than others... Poor Cecilia's daughter ('04) drove up and down the coast from the top of L.A. County to the top of San Diego county at least 3-4 times)... Now I make it a rule NEVER to stay at peoples' houses when I visit... gotta have my own hotel room so I can have my space... but I make an exception for ML's house and Ellen's... well duh... what red blooded American kid would NOT make an exception when given a slumber party opportunity with Bomber- babes... I mean duh... I ain't bright but I ain't stupuuuuuuuuud! I wish I could give all the details... but alas, as any time I'm with ML, I'm sworn to secrecy on the details (do you think she'd afraid of getting a rep?)..We cruised the PCH, saw more woodies than I've ever seen in one place in my life (thought the girls would never recover from their swoon at that sight), even gave Rick MADDY ('67) the chance to share but when I first called him he was "busy"... when he had time to re-think his mistake we had already spent too much time sun bathing in San Clamente to spend very much time with him in Huntington... (you snooze and all that)... we stayed up at night till almost the crack of dawn watching "art" movies... wooooo hoooo... all those girls every night in their little nighties and tiny little robes... (well ok... ML wore jammies... but hey I ain't complaining)... one night ML's daughter and son-in-law came back after a hockey game and we were still going strong... I know they couldn't believe kids of our age level could "party on" like that... (they tried to get Ellen to let go of the tight hold she had on her "coffee" cup... but no way) it got so racy that ML's daughter got outa hand and hadda model some Bomber bikinis for us... oh my, I'm almost hyperventilating from just the memory... plus, ML arranged the whole thing so that her Sweetie, Van, would be out playing golf almost the whole time... I must wonder tho if these babes hadn't been stranded on a desert island for days before I arrived if the festivities woulda been as wild... poor girls stuck on Tom Sawyer's island and then Catalina for days... I mean unless you wanna drink all night or see a movie you've already seen... Catalina can be deadsville for any real men! Yeah they could hardly keep their hands off me! But even the best of dreams must end at some point and Sunday morning I jumped into my little '37 Plymouth coupe and headed back to reality. Las night I awoke a few times during the night askin': "Was it real or was it memorex?" who cares... it was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, before I forget, it's birthday time too so I gotsta make sure and wish my dear baby-sitter Lenora HUGHES ('55) and my pal George BARNETT ('63) A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY on their special day, March 27, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Food in Tri-Cities for Rehearsal Dinner? Youngest son, Canaan Peterson (NAB) and his fiance, Leslie Hafner (NAB) are getting married on 5/12/12 in Pasco. Rehearsal dinner will be evening of Friday, 5/11/12. We have a private home in which to host the rehearsal dinner there, but I am trying to make long-distance arrangements (from here in rural Idaho) for the preparation of the food. I DON'T need the kind of caterer that does the whole set up, serve, and take down. I just need a good place to prepare food for 30-35 people for a reasonable cost. We can pick it up. Casual is fine. Just want good, and at a reasonable price. (Seriously!) Any suggestions, anyone? I guess I'm looking for 'to-go' for 30-35 people! Please help with suggestions, you who live there!!!! Thanks! Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Peg SHEERAN ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: NONE **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) wish I could join you at the Campbell HOuse in Chelan, last week I could have, but not now. To: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) I do envy your buying a house in Richland, but with one son seeming to want to stay here in Indiana around Chicago, and one son near Lake Tahoe, which I admit isn't a bad locale either, I just don't feel I can justify a home back in Washington at this point... I do hope lots of my fellow '62ers, including your brother Craig ('62) will be beating the road or air or whatever to Richland to attend our big 50th Reunion the last week of August... I hope to hang around to attend Club 40 also, but I'm not sure I can pull that one off yet... Best wishes for this Easter Season which we are aware is in the air, I just saw the first Easter lilies at Wal*Mart today, soon they will be gracing churches as we celebrate this most wonderful day for Christians. Dear Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) I'm so glad that you have already contacted Simon vanHOUWELINGEN ('63) , my Dutch exchange student brother... and that is so neat that he will attend the reunion next year!! The van Houwelingens have us all beat with traveling. The 6 brothers, sister (until she passed away from lung cancer in June, 2009) and spouses have traveled the world over, and the Dutch seem to like to stay in a place longer than we seem to ... I had thought about e-mailing Simon,but hadn't yet gotten to it... as I don't seem to get on email every day anymore... and to Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) I am referring to your heart felt entry about friends. I've thought about it,and I'd first suggest a church family, and second I'd suggest a women's group like the Red Hats. I've found fun and friendship in that group in 2 different locals. I also belong ta women's group called PEO and our major focus (beside being supportive to our sisters) is women's education... I almost didn't join it because I have 2 boys, who were going to be in need of college with in 10 years of when I joined,but I've never regretted my decision to join... PEO meets once or twice a month, plus socials,and Red Hats usually only meets once a month. I also like the idea of joining the Sweet Adalines, but I think they usually practice at least once a week... Sorry, I can't help you with a local caterer for the upcoming wedding... but it sounds like it will be neat... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where it is expected to be over 80 tomorrow, a record before the end of March, and it will be up in the 60s tomorrow... it's a warm March night in the 60s. Just put some flowers back out on our front porch. They were blooming in the garage... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: North Central Washington Bomber Lunch/Gathering Last call for anyone interested in joining us (3 so far) at the Campbell House in Chelan at 11:30 AM this Thursday, the 29th, for lunch. Don't even have to RSVP... just show if it feels right that day. I'll have a table under my name (or my name under a table, har har) -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a duffus I can be So, of course on Thursday when I left the office, I noted that BEARDSLEY's ('65) b-day would be while I was gone but I saw that three birthdays (Hal SMITH ('56), Lenora HUGHES ('55) and George BARNETT ('63)) would be after I returned so no problem... now I have already made a fool of myself babbling over Mini-Bomber Bay-watch and being at a two night slumber party with the bevy of Bomber-babes (just remembered why ML ('63) didn't wear her shorty nighty... it shrunk "up" and became "too short"... silly girl... there is NO SUCH thing as too short!) so I may be forgiven for not recognizing that Hal's b-day was on Monday which meant I needed to do my post on Sunday night... I drove home Sunday trying to beat the rain that was coming down from L.A. I kept saying I was going to stop and eat but all I did was get gas (just re-read that... not what I meant). I had planned on stopping at state line, filling up and eating but when I got about a half a mile away the cars were stopped on the freeway waiting to pull in so I just bopped on home... grabbed a sandwich and zonked on the couch... about three hours later I woke up, ate something and fell back asleep... ... ..I think them Bomber-babes just plumb wore me out! I did remember to send Hal an Email on the 26th and he was kind enough to forgive me... Bomber friends are the best! So please lemme make this little entry a day late and a dollar short (As Brian JOHNSON's Dad always said to WARFORD ('65) and me... we thought he was so cleaver) for a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hal SMITH ('56) on his special day March 26, 2012!!!!!!! Gotta do something else here too. There is a new billboard on Sunset Boulevard in H-wood. DAVIS ('65) sent it to me while I was in OC (did I mention I spent the whole weekend with a bunch of Bomber-babes?????) I will send the picture of the billboard in with this post. Look at the guy on the left. You will all recognize our own Jackson KEENEY ('65)... now I'm hoping that Jack takes his own advise, as he gave to Terence Paul Angel DAVIS Knox ('65) from across the courtyard at R2K and "changes his name to someone famous... like Ray STEIN ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) No a course that ain't really Jackson... but man it could be his twin! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Riv/120328-Keeney.jpg -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: A Bomber Minute I really could not believe David RIVERS ('65) was going to drop by for a minute... actually wound up being a few minutes. By the way, I was busy buying head gear and an AM-FM radio... I was surprised somebody actually knew what an AM radio was... for the NASCAR 400 out there in Fontana that got rained out. Maddy's Law my brother calls it. Sun Sun Sun - Rain one day; race day Sun Sun. So goes SoCal. So, anyway, RIVERS calls and says he is not the driver... and at the mercy of the driver. Then I get a call that he is out in front of my apartment. I go out there and there are these women spilling out of this rig. Lo and behold it is a small crowd of the "Bomber Babes" RIVERS speaks of every once in awhile. Spent some quality minutes standing next to Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63), Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and an ('04) daughter... and RIVERS. I had a fantastic few minutes there, no matter what anyone, i.e., David says. I said goodbye and thought to myself, Oh My Goodness, I just got a hug from a WEIHERMILLER. Ladies, the visit was short and sweet and I do appreciate you taking the time to stop. I love you, RIVERS. Sometimes he does let me sit near the big kids table. No camera kicking around for the Bomber moment, but did manage to make a quickie with the NASCAR, rained stopped, 129 out of 200 laps, in the record books, of YAWN at the Fontana Auto Club 400 Sprint Cup Series. My brother is on the left and I'm the one looking at my phone trying to get a photo, a video, a anything. See if this works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOo1k9LDrrU&feature=channel -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Peg SHEERAN ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Duane HAWK ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie CRIGLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne JOCHEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WISE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARPENTER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BRISTOL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CROW ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: a found interesting article The following article was written by Neil Rosenberg and appeared in the Milwaukee Journal. As medical writer I know full well the difficulty in spelling, much less pronouncing, medical terms. But pity those poor souls at the Prudential Insurance Co. In reviewing health claims, they have been subject to some of the most misspelled and intricate medical terms ever encountered. Surgery has been performed to remove "plops, hemrooks, molds and a sis. One patient even went under the knife to have "a noodle removed from his arm." And they have seen a wide variety of pneumonia cases. Among them: kneumonia, pnaumonie, amionia, phemonoia, pmonia and phnowmonie. Some of their clients have become pregnant. Others have become pregnate, pragnent, pregnet and pregnit. Of course one woman was simple reported as having a "misconception" There are claims peculiar to businessmen including "fiscal checkup," "high pretension" and "influence" (flu). Others have suffered from "goalstones," "Bruce on his arm" and "very coarse veins." But also not to be forgotten are "boyles, limp glands, schull fractor, soar throat and a broken color bone." But in a bow to the Beer City, one cannot leave out the women who put in their claim for their annual "Pabst" test. I'm sure none of the above came from RHS student where phonetics and spelling were drilled into us from the time we started school! My dad had a small sign by his desk that read: "Accuracy is our watchword. We never make mistrakes!" -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: No North Central Washington lunch till April 12th With only 3 interested in attending the lunch at Campbell House in Chelan today, we're changing the date to Thursday, April 12th 11:30. Hope everyone of the thousands of NCW Bombers sees this in time. Sorry for any mess-up. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: many b-days Letters we got letters we got lots and lots of letters... no... it's birthdays we go... nevermind... Just left Jimbeaux ('63) and the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy ('65) HAMILTON/WICK on Fremont Street in Las Vegas... Jimbeaux sprung fer lunch so next time will be mine so can't wait to meet them at MacDonalds... So much to see in Vegas... their first visit to "Downtown"... not zakly the way downtown was in Richland... but plenty of homeless to take pictures of the three of us... I couldn't wait for Jim to catch the guy so the last I saw of him he was running after a guy pushing a shopping cart headed West on Fremont... I showed Nancy how to find her way back to Couzin Eddie so I am sure she'll be OK. I understand that Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Rosalie LANSING ('63) are hooking up in Richland this weekend and that Cecilia BENNETT ('65) already has them all hooked up to go dancing to the "Shades" at Tony Roma's (Our Tony's got blowed up a few years back when the bombed "Lefty's" car in the parking lot... my mom said her windows almost blew outa their house!). I read that Katie SHEERAN ('61) is going to a lunch... tried to get ahold of her before she left so she could give me a ride but I just missed her... now if I could just get those 4 girls all together in Richland I'd ignore my bumb leg and by golly I'd dance my bunz off till I fell down (who puts odds on me lasting three minutes?)... I hadda check my office for bugs and scanned Jim and Nancy as I have it on good authority that Doug HAWKINS ('62) has me bugged... he mentioned some things to Ellen the other day that he could only know if he wuz a readin' my mail! Well I guess that's the price you pay when ya just can't stay away from Bomber-babes! So let's get down to it... already told so many stories on so many of these kids that I hate to repeat myself... but I've been doing these birthdays for quite a while now so it's either make stuff up or just get down to the nitty gritty... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brian JOHNSON ('65), Bonnie BRISTOL ('65), Carol WISE ('64) (swoon... the first girl I ever slow danced with!) and Gary CROW ('65) on March 29, 2012, their special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Leonard SPARKS Obituary Leonard SPARKS was class of '68 -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane HAWK ('75) Re: My brother, Lyle HAWK ('62-RIP) http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/drlylelhawk/homepage.aspx -Duane HAWK ('75) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tom TRACY ('55) Mike BRADLEY ('56), Ray STEIN ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne KILLAND ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGREGOR ('54wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BELLISTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BIXLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig PERKINS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to dust off the ol' propeller beanie and give it a gentlemanly tip to Patsy McGREGOR, one of the lovely Bomber Babes from The Class of '54, in celebration of her birthday. Many cheers, Patsy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the monsoons are to continue into the first week of April. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Thanks again to Gary BEHYMERs ('64) McIntosh Library reference: http://www.mmlibrary.org/about/library-history/ and Sandstorm for reminding us of our historic educators, neighbors, and friends. Charter members of West Side Church, both Leslie and Ruth McIntosh were popular Richland educators Ruth a teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, and Leslie a principal at Richland High School, where Mac Hall is named for him. He always made us look and feel better than we were. His library is located at 615 Wright (Humphreys at Wright Streets)... two blocks from Marcus Whitman School. Cheers to you, "Mr. Mac"... and thanks again. His library was formerly the reconstructed Military Chapel from Walla Walla's Military Base; dismantled and reassembled by members of our Church of The Nazarene... including a few small grade school kids. I remember, as a 6th grader, using the summer chasing down 2 x 4s, nails, tools, and other materials for Mr. Hanson, the construction supervisor. It was an interesting Summer. Quite a project for a bunch of volunteers. But most of us didn't know the skills and talents represented throughout Richland. We had master craftsmen, plumbers, pipefitters, heavy equipment operators, engineers, business managers, munitions experts (and us without fireworks), and every known (and unknown) profession in the U.S. They were nearly as talented as their wives and mothers who prepared the meals at so many church picnics in Richland's Park. We had worshipped in Richland's rented school auditoriums, lunchrooms, and even the RHS Library. To have our own church was a great blessing; second only to the kindness, cooperation, and support shown by members, pastors and neighborhood friends. Mr. McIntosh was a special person. He took time to write reference letters of recommendation for students. I treasure the one he wrote for me. It was much more than I deserved. I hardly recognized myself. It helped give me access to positions and opportunities not expected. Many of our teachers, coaches, and neighbors showed kindness usually found in close-knit communities; the best of America's cities. So, it's easy to understand the double-good feeling I got when reading the article about the McIntosh Library. I drove the "Google" Mobile... aka Google Maps... that lets you drive down the street ... albeit slowly, through the neighborhoods that spark more memories... by Carmichael... RHS... to the three homes we lived in... and neighbors-particularly by the Kent's home on Barth St., the Beardsley's home on Cedar Ave., and the McGuffy home on the corner of Thayer and Lee Blvd. The McGuffey's, church members, put up an 8' backboard behind their home where I shot baskets all day long during the summers of 48 and '49... and wore out two basketballs and a number of nets... nets, somehow magically replaced (by Mr. & Mrs. McGuffey)---they later said, "We always felt like it might help you and others, even if our kids didn't use it as much as you"... what neighbors! It was a time for technological innovation the Marcus Whitman School Patrol Crossing Flag handles advanced from wood to aluminum. Mr. Coble passed them out. They looked official-neat, shiny and slick. Wood never stuck to your hands on cold mornings. It was always warm. Aluminum stuck to your hands... or tongue... as we often see when we watch the Christmas Story comedy. The big war was over. Bubble gum was back. New cars were sleek and everywhere. Ration stamps were a thing of the past. Fireworks returned. We had jobs for almost everyone in public projects, highways, dams and industry. Marginal income tax rates were 90- 91% for upper incomes. Yet life was good and a shared-prosperity flourished. How did we do it so fast after funding a war we couldn't afford? Looking at the new Marcus Whitman School makes me smile. It could never compare with the old one... A separate gymnasium from the cafeteria. Locker rooms downstairs under the stage; separate library, separate lunchroom. (nowadays we have "lunchalibraGymacafetorium" that many modern school economizers design. It furnishes interferences, congestion, interruptions, and conflicts with almost everything else... especially during inclement weather.) The old Marcus Whitman, that once was K-8, even had a grocery store on the site where the dear Mrs. Myrick opened the back service window and we could get candy or goodies we wanted during recess or lunch. Such a deal. So many good neighbors, teachers, older friends, and heroes from classes of '51-'59. As the poet once said, "A friend is a neighbor who knows ya, and likes ya just the same." Gary and the Sandstorm dust-up a lot of memories. -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Jim FOSTER class of '56 passed away. His obit was in the 3/29 Seattle Times. My condolences to his family. -Mike BRADLEY ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Retirement Party for Gary BEHYMER ('64) According to the Whitman County Gazette, there will be a retirement party for our own Gary BEHYMER ('64) at the Almota Building in downtown Colfax, WA from 1-4 PM on March 30, 2012. Details about Gary and the win-dig can be found in the March 29th edition of the aforementioned paper. Sorry about the short notice. -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The first thing to go???????? I know I'm not the only one that does a buncha thinkin' in the shower... you may not admit it... that's where stuff hits me and I say "Eureka" or OH Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! This morning it was the latter... I was thinking about Beej's ('65) birthday and I realized yesterday I said "lots and lots of letters" but the line from the Perry Como show was "stacks and stacks of letters", then I thought of the time Perry Como came up to me and introduced himself, I used to work summers selling artwork at three of the Hotels... he walked up and stuck out his hand: "Como, Perry Como" as if I didn't recognize him... then I started thinking why I sold art work... I had started out working at the International in the "kids hotel" where parents could dump their kids... now I was a fresh viet vet college student just wanting to get through college as quickly and cheaply as I could... we paid a flat fee so I took a bazillion hours a semester... I bought one pair of jeans a year (geez was still doing that in Law School!) so I didn't have the Izod banlon shirts and crisp gym shorts the Frat kids did and I wore blue lenses in my Rx Rayban aviators so after about a week the head frat guy said I "didn't fit the image of the Hotel" (funny, he never said that during the school year when he and his gang tried to buy all of my exams... And I fit the image just fine now that the hotel is in receivership and I'm Counsel for the receiver... hmmmmmmmmm)... that was always my favorite hotel... had the best lounge in town... First Edition, Ike and Tina... Wilson Picket and on and on... corse there was the big room where I saw Elvis on opening night twice a year and sat right at the stage... what a great place... used to drink during shows with the First Edition while Kenney gambled... I think that's where Chuck Berry bought my wife drinks all night while we were with Paul, Mark and the rest of the Raiders... the look on his face when she went home with her husband! Years later Paul would always give my little Sarah a three cornered hat when he would see her in the audience... some things about this town ya just can't beat... but it's birthday time and the Bomber-babe having the birthday is one of my very favorites (I do NOT say that about everyone so stop thinking that!) Ellen ('63) and Rosalie ('63) are in town and they could do a mini-reunion... don't try and call Ellen tho... she can't use a cell phone... except to hang up... she's very good at that... well I hope it's a bright bright sunshiny day and you and the Bomber-dude sharing your b-day have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) and John BIXLER ('64) on your special day, March 30, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 old Bomber Memorial (from 2010) Anna May WANN ('49) David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya DAY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita KOLB ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri BOYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Byrne HASKINS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HASKINS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kellie WALSH ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Class of 1949 Some of us are thinking of having a 65th reunion, but in doing so I find that some of the phone numbers that I had for our 60th no longer belong to our people. So to start: Does anyone know how to reach Paul PHILLIPS or Bob HOWARD? I called both of the numbers I had for them and they dont live there anymore. Paul and Kathy used to live close by so I thought I would start there and then I remembered that he and Bob HOWARD used to communicate with each other so tried there. No luck. Can anyone help me? I will be most grateful!!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bag-a-oats...fidy cints Retirement? BEHYMER ('64)... FROM WHAT? Standing behind the counter weighing oats? Collecting Bomber memorabilia? Collecting yearbooks from around the world? Standing on 4th street and Flaxseed waiving to alla purdy girls driving by? I mean let's get this straight... retirement indeed... have you seen what those retired people do? I had an experience with some retired people the other day... oh my... in fact, my hot rod buddies are mostly retired... remember all that stuff we were never gonna do like sit around over coffee and talk about our bowel movements and our aches and pains... and all the coulda woulda shoulda... well that's what they do! Run very fast, Gary, to the employment agency and getta job, man! You'll thank me... but while I'm here, we gots a Bomber-babe and a Bomber dude havin' their special day... I just hope it's a good one... and don't let BEHYMER influence you... stay active... don't go jumpin' into Couzin Eddie and drivin' all over the country like Jimbeaux ('63)... draggin' the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy ('65) along... dang when he said all the places they were going I just about... well let's say I was shocked and awed! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Anita KOLB ('64) and Byrne HASKINS ('65) on their special day, March 31, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) To: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: http://www.mmlibrary.org/about/library-history/ It's a small Bomber world. The link you included about the McIntosh Memorial Library at West Side Church was written by another Bomber. Pam HUNT Cadd ('66) is the librarian at West Side and has enjoyed doing that work and bringing the library into the 21st century with computerized records and check-out. It's been a delight to watch her making it attractive as well as more accessible and with target resources for the various ministries at the church. Pam's hubby -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** 2010 Bomber Memorial >>Sandy ASBAUGH Courtney - Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2012 ~ April, 2012