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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 4 Bomber Memorials today: Tony DURAN ('55), Grover SHEGRUD ('56) Gus KEENEY ('57), Helen CROSS ('62) Frank WHITESIDE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed MITCHELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WEDBERG ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve MINOR ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: NCCA Finals I guess I have to root, root for KU since I now live in Wichita and had a grandson graduate from KU. The sure make it rough on an old cogger like me. The Jaykawks keep coming back even after they are down at half time. I'm already grey... enough grey hair... I don't need anybody else helping me get whiter. At least some bucks have been made along the way for some of the family. It's going to be one hell of a final again. I can feel it! I hope my hex will work on UK. Yappa Dabba doo, Shazamm!!! Bully bully!!! -Tony DURAN ('55) ~ Where its been a nice 80 all week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Grover SHEGRUD ('56) Re: Them Bombers Are Everywhere! My wife and I attend the Changes parent support group in Everett, (we are raising a grandson) and lo and behold I found another Bomber in amongst us... Jim HARTWELL ('56). I don't remember him from school: yes the same one who played 2nd base for the Tri-City Braves. In the line of old news I did get the job I applied for last January, 40 hours a week is so much work after being laid off for three years. Retirement? What is that? I work for a contract company on contract to Lockheed Martin on contract to The army Corps of Engineers. Does anyone work just for a company anymore? The corps built our "A" house and every other thing in Hanford and Richland long ago. -Grover SHEGRUD ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Sandy ASBAUGH Courtney ('57-RIP) To: The Members of Sandy's Family I always admired Sandy's class in dealing with the antics of the classmates such as I during our tenure at Col-Hi!!!! God speed, Sandy, and May God bless your loved ones!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Tom TRACY ('55) As I read your entry about the reference letters that had been written for you, when we didn't realize how much time and effort it took to write these letters, I have to thank Bill Walker, my neighbor and father of Susan ('64), Harry ('66), Jimmy ('71), and Eddie ('76), and Elsie Walker's husband. Hopefully, he knew to keep a copy of the letters he wrote in my behalf, and he was so smart, I'm sure he did, as I asked him to write several. I still wish I lived across the street or close to those 2 dear people... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN close to Ohio River, where it is still very warm, suppose to almost reach 90 next week,and roses are already budding out... it's beautiful... hope it holds so we will have a nice Easter and Easter Egg Hunt. We are very busy as we prepare for Holy Week. Our prayers to others as we prepare for the most important celebration of Christ's death and resurrection! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Colorado cabin for sale by owners http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Whi/120401-00.htm Just thought I would mention that we are putting our little cabin up for sale in May. If anyone in Bomberland is interested or knows anyone in Colorado or elsewhere who might be interested, please send me an email. We haven't put up a "For Sale" sign or advertised it yet. It is located in Estes Park, CO, a beautiful and very popular tourist town deep in the Rockies right next to Rocky Mountain National Park. It is the home of the famous haunted hotel, the Stanley, and it is the sight of several well-known movies such as "The Shining." In fact, last summer, my son and I went on the 4-5 hour ghost tour which I recall being from about 8 pm until 12 or 1am. If you don't believe in ghosts, you may after the tour. We saw and heard things that would make the hair stand up on your neck. We went to most of the same places that you may have seen on the ghost hunter series. We were allowed to ask questions to the "spirits" and received a number of responses. We put a small flashlight in the center of the circle of us and took turns. I asked the spirit to turn the flashlight on and within a short time, it turned on by itself. I asked it to turn the flashlight off and it did so just as it had turned it on. They also had the voice box that picks up voices. It actually responded to a number of questions we asked. Don't see any way this could have been faked. Anyway, my family has been going to Estes since probably the 1870s. I have a photo of my grandfather there with his sister and graduation class in the late 1880s. Most of the land in the area was originally owned by Mr. Stanley (of Stanley Steamer fame) and Lord Dunraven at different times. Look online to get further information if you are interested. I have been going there my entire life and will continue to go there at different times when possible. Our little cabin was originally built as a forest ranger cabin in 1946 but was totally rebuilt from the ground up in 2005, so it is like new. All appliances were replaced then and we totally furnished it and added a number of improvements. It is log outside and raw knotty pine inside. It has a gas stone fireplace and all the necessary amenities. It has red flat stone patios in front and back. It is in excellent condition and is TURNKEY ready. It will be sold furnished. It has Anderson windows, doors and storm doors---livable year around and has VERY reasonable utilities, insurance and taxes. If interested, send me an email for further information. For $150,000 or less, within a few miles of the gate to Rocky Mountain National Park, there is nothing else this nice in this location. (There are plenty of places selling for millions in the area. A famous chef had his place for sale a few years ago for $14 million!) If anyone can find anything this nice in our price range, I would say BUY IT! The pictures were during a late spring snow. I have ones without the snow, but they are a bit fuzzy. Hope to take some better ones. Also, if anyone is interested in antiques/collectibles, my brother, AL ('60), has gone exclusively online with his business at RUBY LANE. Just type in "Cary on Cary Street" in the quick lookup box and his site will pop up. Always has a lot of cool stuff. Unfortunately, I don't have any more room, so I just look. Lots of other really cool internet stores. You can find just about anything. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Where the gators are now sunning and smiling by the ponds **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Larry CHRISTENSON - Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 2012 >>Arlene MARTIN Klingler - Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2012 >>Jim NORTON - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2012 >>Edith FAIRWEATHER Schmidt - Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber and 1 Colt Memorial Today: Tom HOFFMAN ('47/'48) Ann BISHOP ('56) Floyd MELTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CORYELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail FRANZ ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HOFFMAN ('47/'48) To Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), Re: Looking for Paul PHILLIPS ('49 and Bob HOWARD ('49) Anna May, Try Facebook. -Tom HOFFMAN ('47/'48) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: Prayer request. Some of you know that last August our oldest son (my step son) died from cancer. Friday evening late I got word that one (step) daughter has a mass on her brain, probably from the breast cancer she was diagnosed with last summer. My own oldest daughter has stage 3 kidney disease. Any of you who are 'heavy prayers'... Please pray, not only for them, but for the rest of the family. It's kinda tough right now. -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Sandy ASHBAUGH ('57-RIP) Special memories of Sandy, I would guess that I am the last person one would guess that was blessed to be with her the graduation night. Her date for the evening, whom I will not mention, wasn't able to hold his drinks and we dumped him in his dad's boat to sleep it off while the rest of us drove to Walla Walla for breakfast. Gods speed, Sandy. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber/Colt Memorials >>Karen KOVALCHICK McArthur - Class of 1978 ~ 1959 - 2012 >>Earl McCLENDON - Class of 1934 ~ 1916 - 1993 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: John BRUNTLETT ('54), Patti JONES ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Matt CROWLEY ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie HUTCHINSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'ROURKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat GOBLE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BRUNTLETT ('54) Re: Brad UPTON ('74) was in Spokane last weekend Brad was Headlining at the Bluz at the Bend last Friday and Saturday evenings. I missed hearing about it until too late to go on Friday and by the time we called it was SOLD OUT for Saturday. We persevered and were first on the wait-list thanks to my wife Christie (NAB). We went with my sister Jean ('62) and had I very enjoyable time. I am looking forward to hearing and seeing Brad again June 2nd when he will be performing a private show at 2012 Corvettes on the River Car Show sponsored by McCurley Chevrolet in Pasco. Any other "Bombers" have a 'Vette and attending the show? -John BRUNTLETT ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, April 14, 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: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Yes, of course we will add you to our prayer chain... yes, you have several serious needs for prayer. May God hold you close. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN where it's over 82 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wow... didn't see that one coming Recently I received an email on "non-motion blindness" from a couple of Marines. Unfortunately I didn't read it before opening the SS for 4/2/12... Because I'm not all that bright in the first place and because I'm forgetful, I rely on my little yellow stickies that are based on my many paged "cheat sheet" to which I have made additions over the years I've been doing this birthday thing... my first list was very short and pretty much just made up of the Sorry 7 plus... kept in on the back of my check book register... Then, back in 2003, Maren ('63-'64) and I compared notes and I printed out the long list I now have with many, many annotations... Once I tried to copy the Bomber Calendar, but it was pretty unruly but the truth of the matter is that if I would check it before pushing "send" I would not suffer from non-motion blindness and would not have been so shocked when I saw this morning that Bomber-babe, Gail FRANZ ('64) had her special day on April 2, 2012... so a late HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Having been reminded to keep my eyes moving and not just fixed on my yellow stickie helped me today to recognize that one of my "adopted" classmates shares her special day with my ol' Bomber Pal who started out at the sole subject of this post. I've known him since oh prolly before grade school and he's always been one of those guys that's just fun to be around... I always try and catch him at two-bits when I'm home and I used to always get a three-fer as I could usually catch KEENEY ('65) and BROMLEY ('65) there at the same time... so a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Leslie HUTCHINSON ('63) and Garry "Stump" O'ROURKE ('66) on their special day, April 3, 2012! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Watch a 2 year old doing the Jive to "Let's Dance to the Jailhouse Rock." It is a GREAT video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wt824D1Bqg&feature=youtu.be Wishing you blessings at Easter ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt CROWLEY ('75) To: Duane HAWK ('75) My condolences on the loss of your brother, Lyle HAWK ('62-RIP). -Matt CROWLEY ('75) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials Today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan NELSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clif EDWARDS ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Jo Ann BIGGERSTAFF ('54-RIP) Received a call today informing me that Jo Ann passed away this morning (Tuesday, 4/3/12) in Richland. She had been in Eagle Rehab for some time. No other details, but will watch for her obit, for service information. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco waiting for the warmer weather now that the irrigation water is turned on and we can green up everything! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Bomber Luncheon Class of 1960 DATE: Saturday, April 7 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: "Remembering the B" The History of the Washington State "B" Basketball Tournament ~ Jim Stinson (450+ pages) Author Jim Stinson was in town (Colfax) last evening for a bit of story telling and sharing of his new book. Of interest to Richland Bombers is the nice 2 page story on Byron (He's married to Leslie JACOBSON ('64) Beck) ~ The Kittitas Nugget. There is also a full page on Coach Art Dawald ~ In the right place at the right time. Ray STEIN ('64) & James (Too Tall) HOUSE ('63) will be headed to Florida at some future time to play some basketball in the over 65 category. (See photo) http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Beh/120404-GlutenFree.jpg Re: Retirement This is "Day 2" of retirement for me ~ I'm open to suggestions (;-) Janis isn't going along with my micro-managing her day ~ Again I am open to any suggestions. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Kenny OWENS - Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2011 >>David HAWLEY - Class of 1958 ~ 1940 - 2012 >>Kyle CAREY - Class of 1999 ~ 1980 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Ed WOOD ('62) Peg SHEERAN ('63), Rosalie LANSING ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Debbie HANNAMAN ('69) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary MASSEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Brian THOMAS ('85) spoof on youtube Brian (my son) has put an item on youtube that fellow Bombers might get a chuckle out of. I did. J Its called: Brian Thomas Defriended Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAs08bAcCEA -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Gary BEHYMER's ('64) retirement When I retired, Janice told me that she wasn't nearly ready for me to retire. And she sure wasn't going to make my lunch for me every day. It reminded me of a gentleman we met in Stratford-Upon-Avon decades earlier. We got to talking and he offered to give us a tour of the town which we were pleased to accept. We bought his lunch for him in exchange, which he was pleased to accept. It turns out his wife kicked him out of the house each morning since he retired, telling him to "go pick up some tourists and get out of my hair." You said you were open to ideas. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Chelan RHS Luncheon April 12th A reminder to those in North Central Washington (and elsewhere, if you're around), we'll be having lunch at the famous Campbell House in Chelan, Thursday, April 12th, at 11:30 AM. You can RSVP to me or just show. We've rescheduled to this date, as only 3 had responded that they could come at the earlier date. If that's all we get this time, we'll have a cozy lunch together anyway. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: On the road again!!!! Just a fast note to say goodbye to my northwest home. It has been just a good stay. I saw almost everyone important to me... spent many hours with my oldest daughter who is so very ill. Prayers are always needed and appreciated. Ate too much good food with my beloved friends and family. Had a wonderful surprise visit the most beautiful and most lovely Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson ('63), we picked up right were we left off. Seems with friends that time is a disappearing thing, so wonderful is our Bomber life. Re: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Beh/120404-GlutenFree.jpg Wow! What a picture of our basketball heroes. Ray STEIN ('64), and Jim HOUSE ('63). Would it not be wonderful to go to their games. Another big Wow. Off I go with my two "wearied" in tow. Guess I will find a house this spring or summer. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Thank heaven... ...for little giiiiiiiiiiiiirls (do I sound like Chevalier? Even a little bit? Ok fine, I can live with it. But I gotta say that the song especially applies to Bomber-babes... in this case our own Maren ('63-'64)... she saved my bacon again when I couldn't read the teeny tiny writing on my yellow sticky that clearly had two "r's" in Garry O'ROURKE's ('66) name... but I only put one... zap... made it look like I was on the ball when I dropped it... again! Speaking of which, Good luck to Number 10 ('64) and Number 32 ('63) when they again venture off to play more B-ball in FL. By the way, BEHYMER ('64), I tried to warn you about that retirement thing... now it's not like I've tried it, or after being married 4 times I'm likely to try it very soon, (I would have been much better off just walking down the street and finding women I took an immediate dislike to and just written them checks) but I wonder just what I would do to fill the hours... I find that working on my cars in the morning and on Saturdays and Sundays always leaves something left unfinished so I can always keep my idle little hands busy, but I wonder what if I had all day every day... (guess I could go to AA meetings at all hours)... Hey Gary, ask TWEDT ('64) he seems to be doing fine in his retirement... ... oh oh... I just remembered a game we were playing at Mary Lou's ('63)... movie lines... try this one: "One more tree Joe; one more tree Joe" It was a fun game but funny how your mind goes blank when the pressure is on... That line comes from a movie I saw in about 1963... the story in my mind is that I saw the movie 7 times in a row on 7 nights with 7 different girls... but now that so much time has passed I'm not sure if I really did or it just made a good story at the time... funny how that happens... any way... as I started this thing out with thank heaven for little girls, we gotta Bomber-babe who I believe is back in our little burg again (lucky duck... I'd love to be back in Richland!) having her special day on April 5, 2012, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mary MASSEY ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [The following entry was not "signed", so I'm not positive is this was the person typing. -Maren] >>From: Debbie HANNAMAN Edwards ('69) Re: missing b-day Clif EDWARDS ('68) has a b-day today, 4.4. Wishing him health, wealth & happiness for a long time to come. -Debbie HANNAMAN Edwards ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) I am going to be performing outdoors on June 2nd at the Clover Island Inn as part of the Corvettes on the Columbia weekend. You don't have to belong to the 'vette club, it's open to the public. If you'd like to see me perform next week you'll need to head to Australia! -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Leonard SPARKS - Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jeff DeMEYER ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Ray STEIN ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Barbara and Kathy BERKELEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacqueline TALLANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve KING ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy RAEKES ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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 Jeneaue, Vivan GERICKE Horak, Margert GIBSON Tucker, Patrica HAHN, Clark HALL, Linda HANSON Toth, Tom HARMON, Gearld HOOPER, Freddie LENHART, Jerry LIDDEL, Richard LLOYD, Ben MILES, Drudeane NICHOLSON Martin, Carole PETTERSON Graham, Steven SCHELL, Margaret SMITH, Rick SMOLEN, Bill STAINKIN, Loyd TAYLOR, 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: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I havent heard from Bill Woodchuck WILSON ('63) for a couple of weeks. I thought he was going to Thailand for a couple of months to get sick again, but he seems to have relocated here in the Southwest. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ham/120406-00.htm -Jimbeaux czneddy.blogspot.com -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Retirement Answer ~ "...go pick up some tourists and get out of my hair." ~ Ed WOOD's ('62) wife I knew that someone 'older & wiser' would have the answer for me. There are 12,000+ vehicles that travel thru Colfax each and every day. I'll just set up a booth on Main Street to offer my services. Many thanks Ed for relaying the information. (Note ~ Richland Bombers get the 'free' tour of Colfax and the Palouse.) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Retirement Gary, congrats on your retirement! I was substitute teaching or I would have made the trip to Colfax. Jim HOUSE ('63) and I are NOT going to Florida for the Masters Basketball Tournament. Someone who is going to Florida is Dennis NALDER ('65wb). He attended Chief Jo, but his family left for Alaska before he went to Col-Hi. He was selected as one of the top 500 Basketball players in America (along with Lew Alcindor) when he was in HS in Alaska, and he still has game. As I always tell Dennis, nobody from the old days remembers him, but we all remember his sister Sandy ('65wb) who was very good-looking! I'll attach a recent picture of our GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) team which shows Dennis NALDER kneeling at the far right. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ste/120406-GlutenFree.jpg -Ray STEIN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Cult Gotta couple of interesting emails that really got me thinking... One was from a buddy of mine in Salem all about Tinian Island and the famous flights from that air strip. I made it a point to inform him on the joys of Bomberdom and the fact that we are all more like siblings than neighbors... explained that when one of us gets cut, the rest of us bleed. I know I harp on this alla time but just take a look at your daily SS entries and you kinda gotta agree... Tho Rosalie ('63) was a tad mistaken when she said she saw alla kids she wanted to see (you didn't see me, sweetheart!)... it really brings the message home... I got another email from a very dear friend who married a Cougar who is convinced that Bomberdom is a Cult saying that some kids from the classes of '56 and '57 tended to agree on the Cult thing... I was shocked considering Lyner the Spinner was class of '57 and two of my very favorite car guys, Charlie RAFFETY and Stuart ZIEGE were from the class of '57, as well. The other day I was at a car show and a beautiful beige and bronze '56 Chevy passed by and my immediate thought was of Terry CHRISTENSEN ('61) and his beige and bronze '56 (well actually it brought to mind a certain night at the drags when Terry decided to take a nap with his car parked diagonally across the "strip" after his run) and Charlie WARFORD's ('61) black and white '56 (drank my first beer in the back of that car... but my favorite memory is of Mrs. Warford driving home on GWWay in Charlie's car)... This weekend will be the Viva Las Vegas show and the Anti Viva show, Rat City Rukus. Used to go every year to Viva until Viva ten. Took the Sorry 7 to that one and will have to get the group photo scanned and put it on my face book. Jo "Mills" MILES ('64) was the official photographer that day, but when he sent us the pix, there was nothing but scantily clad Viva-babes... we hadda ball at that show but as with so many things a few guys got outa hand over the years and the rules got in the way of the fun so now I tell the promoter I'm in SF visiting Sarah even tho he always offers me free tickets... they have great entertainment... Chuck Berry, Wanda Jackson, Glen Glenn... in fact one year when Glen was the lead act, we went over to Boulder City and dragged Sandy Nelson outa his cave (not a joke) and had him back Glen up on the drums... After Viva 10 one of our gang started a competing show and because the cost of Viva and all the rules have gotten outa hand we go to the Rat City Rukus... Took the Sorry 7 to that too and except that there aren't nearly as many tattooed women to photograph they had a great time... so Cult or not, I wouldn't have it any other way. We are the Bombers, mighty, mighty Bombers... -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial Today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Tom TRACY ('55) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Anne LAUBY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda PHILLIPS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa DYKEMAN ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack Alexander ('55) & Ginger Rose ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: CAP Cadet gathering Ex-Civil Air Patrol cadets from Columbia Hi/Richland Hi! During Club 40 weekend there will be an informal gathering of CAP cadets. DATE: Saturday, September 8th TIME: 0800 to 0830 arrival is suggested (buffet closes at 9am, I'm told) WHERE: Red Lion Inn downtown Richland (formerly Hanford House way back when) on GWWay We'll enjoy the Breakfast Buffet ($7.95) and get together as a group in the lounge to share old tales and get acquainted. Bring your old photos and memorabilia to share! A rough "head count" would be helpful. If you plan to attend, advise: Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) or Dick WIGHT ('52) Would appreciate it if whomever does the Club 40 newsletter could pick up on this and include a "squib" in the newsletter! See ya there! Go Bombers! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ near Branson, MO enjoying a beautiful Spring! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Thanks to Gary BEYHMER ('64) for informing us of the big basketball tournament participants. The Spokane Year Round Sports Program has some of Richlands Finest Masters of Basketball (Jim HOUSE ('63) and Ray STEIN ('64), demonstrating the true Bomber skills reflecting the art of the game. The Spokane sign up form was interesting. It included standard Sportsmanship requirements. It also included a Media Caveat Emptor... It was a bit like: "Hey, we aren't responsible for your ridiculous hair style, the shape of your body, or any uncontrolled moves made on the court, photos, or films released to the public that might embarrass you now or ever in the future"... or even if your mind makes decisions that your body can't perform... such as trying to grab the net with one hand and pull yourself up into an unsuccessful, hand- entangling, dunking move... or even if your best moves are two slips, a stumble, and a 20 yard dash into one of the walls. You will be held responsible for any expense to the wall, the costs of untangling your snagged fingers from the net... and any expense of paying the custodian to bring out a ladder and helping disconnect your battered body from the rim, net, backboard apparatus, or peel you off the wall... we don't want to hear from your lawyer, agent, your cardiologist, or especially not from your Mom... ever!" "Next year we will also include a "Do Not Resuscitate" clause for those who shouldn't have been here in the first place." In any event, we know our two Champions of the Green and Gold always represent Bombers well. Good luck to the "ageless" Jim and Ray as they land on the beach head at another "thrill of victory" championship series. Bomber Cheers, -Tom TRACY ('55) ~ In Boise, where its sunny and cool... trying to remember to use at least 12 password keystrokes, upper and lower case letters, spaces, and underscores and @ symbols, % symbols... and then trying to remember where I put the notebook that has all of the #%&$! Passwords I'm supposed to use to maintain security. Learning is easy... remembering is something else. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Missing '62 Classmates, Perhaps Wayne MYER's ('62) wife, Lyndy WHEELER Myers ('62), as both will be coming I presume to our l962 50th reunion, could give Jeff DeMEYER ('62) Vivian GERICKE Horak's ('62) current address. I know at one time she was planning to attend? Re: ED WOOD's ('62) response on what to do when retired. I agree with your wife... my spouse and I have never spent so much time together as since he retired and fortunately took up another career. But as he traveled over half of his time with the company he worked for, as I know you did when you were working, it's been an adjustment to spend so much time together.. but we are doing a work we feel is meaningful, and that makes it work!! To: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) I just know that you will find a house you'll love in Richland... Easter Blessings to all, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from a pastor's wife, who is getting very frazzled with the copy machine that says need toner on this of all days... but the repair man did come and save the day!! (it got cooler here, it was down to 38 last night and only up to 69 today,but that is better than freezing! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My point zakley Ah ha! Number 10 ('64) made my point regarding the joys of Bomberdom with his entry about Denny NALDER ('65) and Sandy too of course... Denny can never be considered a "WB"... tho he only lived in Richland from 6th grade thru Chief Jo, he attends more Sorry 7 functions than many '65ers! Case in point, when I mentioned Jo MILES' ('64) failure to take a single picture of a single car at Viva Las Vegas, he made a mad search of his computer to come up with one (1) picture with guys and one of my cars in it (see enclosed). http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Riv/120407-Group.jpg Even that picture had a tattooed lady that Beaver BEYER ('65) grabbed to be part of the picture... when you compare the picture Miles took with the picture number 10 included in his post http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ste/120406-GlutenFree.jpg you will see Denny is in both! I remember Johnny POYNOR ('63) once commenting (years ago) about my memory being too good when I brought up some indiscretion from our yoot... I remember Denny's first day at school as tho it was yesterday... at lunch there was something slippery on the floor and Denny had a tray of spaghetti... you get the picture... Connie DAME ('65) once supplied me with a series of 6th grade pictures from behind Jason Lee which are in one of the albums on my face book... yup... there's Denny, DAVIS ('65) and NUSSBAUM ('65) goofing around after school... Denny isn't the only one I consider a Bomber tho they didn't attend thru grageashun... there are more than I care to recall... but for me those kids will always be Bombers! It's just that Richland connection, I guess. I recall in vietnam seeing the story about Ronnie SHADELL ('64) in Life Magazine... Ronnie lived next door to the PARKER girls ('60; '63 & '65)... When I was in DaNang for a day or two waiting to fly home, I was in a little PX and heard a voice behind me that I hadn't heard since 9th grade and recognized right away, my Jr Hi Bud, Billy SIMMONS ('65)... I turned and it was as tho all the years just faded away... Dang I love being a Bomber! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: A date in Hanford History April 7, 1962 http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Sor/120407-00.htm To All Bombers, On a Saturday morning 50 years ago the K 9 tank, a geometricaly unsafe tank, in one of the RECUPLEX process glvoeboxes filled with plutonium nitrate producing a criticality forcing the immediate evacuation of the 234-5 Z building. The second criticality to happen at Hanford would over expose 3 Chemical Operators with a burst of neutron and gamma radiation. I've attached a photo of the K-9 tank along with some other information you might find interesting. -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Tom EVERETT - Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today:: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen KINNEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WINGFIELD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori BROWN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) To: Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) and Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: CAP Gathering in September Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) and I, Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) will be happy to attend the CAP get together. Regards, -Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Vern HARRIS - Class of 1973 ~ 1953 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today; Tony DURAN ('55) Peg SHEERAN ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SETBACKEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere SMYTH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy WEIHERMILLER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Easter Was a little late getting home after Easter Vigil services. Thought I could get back in time to wish every Bomber a Very Blessed Easter. But, Maren was a little bit quicker this night in getting the SandStorm out. What a great job she does! She must have a lot of good help. She needs one of our good old Bomber cheers!! Way to go, gal! -Tony DURAN ('55) ~ Wichita where its nice and warm and getting ready for tornado season. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: North Central Washington Lunch Thursday Chelan's Campbell House, this Thursday, April 12, 11:30 AM... All around North Central Washington are most welcome. Table will be under Peg Finch's name. Should be a beautiful day! An RSVP to me would be helpful, but not mandatory. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: No Happy Easter? I just opened my [Easter] SS and was very surprised that there was no "Happy Easter!"... well I hope it was good for everyone. I am on the second leg of the quadruple crown here... just checked cuz I gotta be in the 9th Circus later this month and I will stay and celebrate my little Sarah's b-day with her... I was pretty darned sure it would be right at the 4th leg of this little deal... I was right (all this talk about legs is getting to me... specially with these Bomber-babes)... so I'll hafta make special rangments with my bestex for the final leg... also for the darling Miss SHEERAN ('61)... All I really wanna do right this minute is take a nap... decided to cut back a "bush" rather than have the yard guy do it... ended up being much more like lumber jacking than pruning a bush... all I know is I'm gonna be very sore tomorrow! I knew it would take a little while so I moved the ol' 50's on 5 to the back yard... Norm N. Nite was re-doing his 60th anniversary of Alan Freed's 1952 Moondawg Coronation Ball that ended up in a "riot" when too many kids showed up... has kinda the same feel for me as the Band's "Last Waltz"... one thing I really wait for on that particular show is my favorite Robins/Coasters song, "Smokey Joe's Cafe"... I push replay over and over... just love that song... before the Robins split, the author of the Washington State Anthem, Richard Berry, used to sing with them... now recognizing that his was the first version, it has never been one of my favorites... sounds like a knock off of Chuck Berry's "Havana Moon" (they aren't related kinda like Raz and Straw aren't either, nor are Eldridge and Beaver) but I always wonder if he had met the Boyz from Tacoma how things mighta turned out... well anyway it's time for me to wish a couple of Bomber-babes and a Marine with almost as fantastic a bod as mine HBs on their special day, April 9, 2012... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tere SMYTH ('65), Cathy WEIHERMILLER Miller ('66) and Gary SETBACKEN ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Curt HOOVER - Class of 1957 ~ 1938 - 2012 >>Rich SIPPLE - Class of 1973 ~ 1955 - 1991 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 (old) Bomber Memorial Today: Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma CULVERHOUSE ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon BENEDICT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) I note the passing of Curt HOOVER ('57-RIP). Curt taught me to fly when we were in CAP and his Dad, Bill Hoover, was an avid flyer and in the Senior CAP Squadron. Rest in Peace. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Myrna HOOVER - Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2009 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 OLD & 1 recent Bomber Memorial Today: Gus KEENEY ('57) Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha FELTS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Curtis HOOVER ('57-RIP) I have fond memories of Curtis During hi school and later on, He always made me feel like he was glad to see me. I ran into him at NAS Atsugi, Japan where his squadron was deployed. His ship, the USS Kearsarge was in port at Yokosuka, Japan on Tokio Bay for replenishing at that time... I was stationed there for the last year and a half of my Navy days!!! We had a lot of laughs talking about BOMBER days and shipboard duty. Later on at some of the reunions he always had that great smile (well, more of a GRIN!!!) when I would see him at Cool Desert Nights. He was a great guy to have known and I always felt welcome in his presence!!!! I have the feeling that a lot of us share that... God speed, Curtis... fair winds and following seas!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: North Central WA Reunion Lunch Last chance to think about coming to Chelan's famous Campbell House this Thursday, April 12th, 11:30 AM, for an informal gathering of old (or new) friends connected to RHS. Friends, partners, spouses are welcome, and it will be under my name (Peg Finch). RSVPs might be good this late in the game, as I told the woman in charge at Campbell House, that if there were more than "a few of us", I'd let her know on Wednesday that we may need a larger table, or whatever. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim FOSTER - Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2012 >>Terry BOOTH - Class of 1973 ~ 1955 - 1991 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Patti JONES ('60) Tom VERELLEN ('60) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: McGregor FOX ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McCLELLAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron HOLLOWAY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan BELLISTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie SMITHWICK ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, April 14, 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: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Street Photography Project http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ver/120412-00.htm For a while now I have been involved in a "street photography" project, and I would find some honest feedback helpful. The goal of the project is to record everyday, regular, activities, fashions, interactions of people in the downtown area of Olympia which has become a unique area. These photographs are works of art, not objects for publication. I am referring to the attached photos to illustrate this dialogue: No 1 A young couple that discover I am taking a candid shot as they walk on a public street. I am across the street about 70 feet away, I use a small telephoto lens to avoid being up in anyone's face. My camera is fairly large so it obvious that I am a photographer. The shot is still candid because they have a spontaneous reaction and it shows in their expression. No 2 Same couple after I had talked to them and they wanted a posed shot. It is an OK shot but lacks spontaneity of the first. It is nearly impossible to "act natural" once someone sees a camera or knows they are "gettin' their picture took". So getting permission to take a shot is counter productive for the results I want to achieve. I should point out that it is not against the law to take photographs in a public place where there is not an expectation of privacy. That is why whenever we go out in public places like stores, gas stations, banks, etc our images are recorded with or without consent. No 3 There are a few alleys in Olympia that are free graffiti walls, I am not recording any illegal activities knowingly. This artists reaction was a temporary harsh look. I offer subjects a free print delivered to a "safe" location of their choosing and that helps relive their anxiety. I also offer to delete a photo if they are in the witness protection program. No 4 Families interacting; if this had not been candid, the photograph would have been completely uninteresting. No 5 Nobody here setting up for a rock and roll show had much of a reaction, probably didn't hear me taking any shots as a result of that loud music. No 6 This is the way I would hope everyone would react either a nice smile or ignore. No 7 One of a kind, out of a few thousand clicks. No 8 This guy with the "cold stare" detracts from an otherwise nice shot. Other reactions that are not very appealing making faces, mouth agape, various grimaces shots that I usually discard or photoshop if possible. The most simple way to avoid a photo is to look away. So that is a sample of what I want to discuss. I have no aversion to being photographed, not that anyone really wants my image. Since I began this project I have discovered that a lot of people have a mild to very strong reaction to photography. On a couple of occasions I have appreciated the cooperation of Olympia's finest to set things straight. My questions are: Why do people feel it is an invasion of "privacy" when in a public place? Is it an invasion of privacy to be seen? I know it isn't actually physically painful to be photographed, why would someone react as if it were? Why do people assume that they are the subject of a photograph when they just see a camera? I have heard of people that feel their "soul is stolen" photographically? Wouldn't you think it complementary to have your image recorded? Of what subversive use can a photograph be? (I am pretty sure that photoshop changes are detectable, it may take an expert sometimes. Even allowing for that isn't it common sense to put little confidence in a random photography as being authentic.) A widely held misconception I assume as a result of television programs: the surveillance team has a large DSLR camera with a 50mm lens (big camera, big appearing lens) and they take a shot click whirr buzz of a subject two blocks away and the result a nice close up of the label inside the subject's jacket and they remain unaware of the whole affair. Reality check; A typical 300mm telephoto lens is nearly 10 or 12 inches long extended. In No 3 the shot at 250mm from about 30-40 feet hardly provides the detail of public perception. So from a block away any figures are indistinguishable in a final print. I have attempted to explain that one a few times but haven't had much success. So what I am hoping for is feedback from any or all of you (well maybe not all). I am asking for honest, even blunt and not even constructive answers. So that I can make this project continue more smoothly and maybe calm the anxiety of the people I seem to be offending. I plan to display the results at the autumn art walk here in Olympia, and then donate the collection to the Washington State Archives. Thank you. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, WA sun sun rain rain sun rain... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Tom REGIMBAL (70) Tom REGIMBAL, Wiley Elementary School fifth grade teacher, passed away on March 31. Tom had suffered a cerebral aneurism earlier that week. He underwent emergency surgery, but was unable to recover. Tom had taught at Wiley since the school opened. Previous to this, he had taught at Tapteal Elementary School. He had a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of hundreds of students over his many years as an educator. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 14, 1:30pm, at Christ the King Church, 1111 Stevens Drive, Richland. The family has asked that any monetary gifts in Toms memory be donated to the Wiley PTA to be used for students. Express your thoughts and memories in the online guest book at www.einansfuneralhome.com. May you rest in peace, Tom. My prayers are with Jami and the rest of his family. Peace ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Tom REGIMBAL - Class of 1970 ~ 1961 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45) Jim CLANCY ('52) Ed WOOD ('62) Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave BURNHAM ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FOWLER ('76) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) & Sally FOLEY ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Happy birthday #39 [on 4/10], sweet Norma CULVERHOUSE King ('49). You should be coming to the 25th jubilee party of Club40... you will get notice. All (or who is left of the old gang) will be there. -Dick McCOY from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim CLANCY ('52) Gus KEENEY ('57) I made a far east cruise on the USS Kearsarge CVA33 in 1955/1956. My squadron was VC-11 out of NAS North Island, San Diego. 4 planes, 3 AEW (airborne early warning,) 1 utility aircraft for towing sleeves for gunnery practice for the ships and aircraft. In January, 1956 the ship lost a screw and had to dry dock in Yokosuka for repairs. The air group went to NAS Atsugi while the repairs were made. I was to stay on the ship. We had water and power but no heat. After one night, I got the first train I could find to Atsugi. (finding that train is another story). Lots of good memories, and of course, we did what we could to help pay the rent. -Jim CLANCY ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Tom VERELLEN's ('60) street photography http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ver/120412-00.htm Thanks for sharing your project, Tom. Candid photography is difficult, but rewarding if well executed. It's difficult because, ideally, you want to capture images of people that tell a story. Sometimes the story is simply etched in a face, sometimes it's showing action or emotion. But when you do that, you run the risk of invading someone's privacy. And that's not what either the photographer or the subject wants to happen. Ideally you want to take a picture that the subject, if they were to see it, would say, Hey, that's good. Can I have a copy? See the photos attached for my candid shots last month at Denver's St. Patrick's Day Parade. That explains all the green garb. But most tell a story, like your #4. All but one were taken of people on the street. The exception is 0030 which shows people on the balconies of their lofts, getting an unobstructed view of the parade. This one raises an interesting question. Since the photo was taken of them on their property, would they view this as an invasion of privacy? I felt otherwise, since they were looking outward, not inward, but that's a judgment call. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Woo/120413-00.htm You did a nice job with some of your shots showing subjects looking right at the camera. It's difficult to make the timing work right for such a shot. I was able to do that with 0016 and 9989. The latter shows an incongruous grump in a festive hat. I'm not sure he would want a copy of that picture. I suggest you try some tighter shots that show the face more closely. Your graffitti sprayer is a good option for such a shot. Even in profile, as she was, there can be a good deal of interest in a candid shot. Check out my 9978 for a profile character. At a distance, with a good telephoto, you can get frontal close-ups, as shown with the party group in my 9942. Notice how the frontal shot in 9976 is what lends interest to what would otherwise be a fairly flat photo. Yet I felt that inclusion of her friends' profiles made her withdrawal from the events surrounding her seem much more emotional. I look forward to more of your work. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ in Morrison, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Tom VERELLEN's ('60) street photography http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ver/120412-00.htm Interesting photos. I love using a 200 mm lens and getting true "candid" photos of people. In the 1970s I would sit in my van in downtown Portland and take black & white photos of people's faces. I mostly tried to capture close-ups of the old street people. In a class I took, I showed a few photos and told a fictitious story about the people. That was kinda fun. My good friend Doug GUINN ('62) has gotten into photography and has some amazing shots of eagles. I like the "street people" photos. Especially the facial close- ups. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill BERN - Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2012 Tears are words from the heart that can't be spoken ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial Today: Mike BRADLEY ('56), Mike WAGGONER ('60) Tom VERELLEN ('60), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin CORLEY ('69) Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) My best to Harvey CHAPMAN ('56) & Sally FOLEY Chapman('56). There should have been a great celebration. I sometimes think about the time we spent at Whidbey Island... I was in the barracks but if memory serves me right, you guys had a very small trailer that you stayed in off of the naval station. Anyway. Congrats from me. -Mike BRADLEY ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: Tragedies on April 15 Lincoln dies 1865, Titanic sinks 1912, we pay our taxes every year. -Professor Michael WAGGONER, CHS 1960 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Ed WOOD ('62) Thanks for your comments and for sharing photos. I have found that this type of photography really suits me. No big set ups or investment in equipment. Intuitive quick decisions, and none of the responsibility like shooting a wedding, if a shot doesn't turn out nobody but me will be disappointed. I have also found it helpful to carry a small portfolio of samples to show the type of photos I am taking. A few of the confrontations have been pretty intense and it helps to have a cell phone. The OPD have been very supportive but that probably depends on the location. I still need to get set up on Facebook or a web site to make sharing easier. Good luck to you. Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Nice to hear from other photographers but the closest I will ever come to your brand is a really humid day or a light rainfall. I did enjoy your underwater photos sometime back. I have been at this for almost a year now and have found that "making up a story" to go with an image is the best part. It has been a couple of years since I have seen Doug GUINN ('62) and I don't recall our talking about photography then. I have been meaning to get to one of the Vancouver Bomber brunches... so much for good intentions. Everyone: On April 27th and 28th the Procession of the Species Celebration is happening in Olympia. Very festive, family oriented, economical FUN, fun fun. Check it out on line. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ near Lacey, WA in springtime and all that entails. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** David RIVERS ('65) Re: Third leg And you thought I couldn't pull it off two years inna row... well ha ha ha (I may hafta eat those words after the 22nd if I don't pull off the Bday wish from SF... but we'll see)... I must say this has been a fun Bomber week for me... I have been privilege to be allowed to join the '64 FaceBook page, thanks to Mr. B ('64) that old retired guy... Well this week was just a wealth of catch up for me... Every now and then I lose track of Steve DENLER ('64) and I just hate to do that specially with kids from the old neighborhood(s)... He hasn't changed one bit... how do some of you do that? I look at many of us in the Columbians and we were so baby-faced in those pictures... how some maintain that look is beyond me! I was Hoping Kenny (ok, Ken) DAHL ('64) was gonna share the secret sauce from Arctic Circle but no such luck... was very pleased to see that most of the class of '64 can still identify a Buick Opel when confronted with it and was thrilled to find a kid I have looked for since I left Richland... now there was no picture so I couldn't measure his forehead to make a positive ID, but the fact that Gary "Rice Chex" RALSTON ('64) is out there in FaceBook land just made my day... There isn't a trip I make up and back the South end of GWWay that I don't look at his house and wonder about him (ok truth be told I always check out NORWOOD's ('66) house too just for old time's sake and Jo CONRAD's remembering how she came down to the river the night after grageashun and fed Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) and me corn flakes) and now I get to make my attempt at the quadruple-crown in WEIHERMILLER Birthdays... I sure wish I could be there with Ellen ('63) and Cathy ('66) (I don't think Cheryl ('60) will be there but what do I know... nobody tells me nuthin') as their Bomber-babe sis celebrates her special day on April 14, 2011!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you know Rick MADDY ('67) hugged your sister?????????????? On another note, tho I've already told her personally, just want to let Dawn BERN ('64) know I share her loss of her big brother Bill ('61-RIP). -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>JoAnn BIGGERSTAFF Keough - Class of 1954 ~ 1937 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CARPENTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mickey LYNCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy DeHART ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Wally WHEADON ('49), Tom TRACY ('55) Helen CROSS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Bob THORSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken ELY ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara COLE ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony SHARPE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg JOCHEN ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wally WHEADON ('49) Re: Lois Geraldine "Jerry" WHEADON Burns ('45-RIP) My older sister, Jerry, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2012 at her home in Chatsworth, CA. She was born October 13, 1927, in South Jordan, UT. She moved with her family to Richland in May of 1944. She was married to Myles Richard "Dick" Burns in Richland on August 1, 1952. She had 4 children. Her husband preceded her in death by a mere 4-5 weeks. She is survived by one additional younger brother, Peter "Kay" ('56). She was buried March 31, 2012 in the Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, CA. -Wally WHEADON ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: Bombers, mules, and friends Every Sunday, after ushering with Earl Robb, a veteran WWII pilot, we'd have coffee and I would sit and ask questions about his experiences flying C-47s (DC-3s) over the Hump during the time China was trying to hold off the Japanese Army. Earl was a small man with a big heart and a bright mind. He reminded me that he kept humble by loading or unloading mules or 55 gallon drums before most flights. Other times, he would leave the cockpit; tie a rope around his waist and look for a lost flight crew's signal from the jungle below, so he could push a parachute-load of supplies out the door. The work was, perhaps, often unglamorous and 'unsung' but the C-47 Dakota and its crews played a crucial part in the final Allied victory of World War Two. The C-47 was actually overbuilt, making it almost indestructible. As one pilot put it: "You can wreck one, but you can't wear it out!" The 55 gallon drums usually contained high octane fuel for The Flying Tiger crews and other fighter planes. Earl learned to deal with mules and how to read their signals before they kicked. On one landing at a remote airfield, he and his co-pilot noticed a wooden grave marker across the runway. They walked across and read the painted sign: "Here lies Matilda the Mule. In her lifetime she kicked 17 privates, 4 sergeants, 2 lieutenants, and one land mine." Earl was a gentleman. After the war, he started a business that shipped cattle to Korea. He helped Koreans learn how to grow their own dairy and beef cattle. He chartered B-747 freighters to haul the "First Class Cows". A good friend and Hollywood actor, Joel McCrea, helped advise him about the cattle business. If the Koreans had needed mules, Earl would have been their man! Every week, Earl Robb, prepared and made 200 dozen cookies to serve after church and to the homeless who come and share a meal on Wednesday of each week. We miss Earl. He set a good example. I don't like losing a friend. I'm selfish and almost stubbornly resentful about that... and proud of it. Friends are people who know us... and like us just the same. Earl encouraged me, when one of Boeing's Phantom Works Engineers asked me to help fund the Flying Tigers' reunions at the Air Museum in Seattle. Getting to meet those humble heroes and listen to them remind each other about their experiences is a memory I'll always treasure. During their celebration an older Chinese man said, "I was a little boy when I first saw one of these men's Tiger planes chase and shoot down our enemy. He demonstrated with his hands how the Tiger pilot zoomed in on the Japanese plane. After what they did to us in Nanking, it was a thrill to believe we might be freed." I didn't feel right sequestering the autographed picture that each of the pilots signed, so I gave it to the War Hawk Air Museum in Nampa, ID. Every time I see a mule all the stories flood back about Earl, our friendship and smile about Matilda. In Sydney, Australia, a few years ago on St. Patrick's Day, where, surprisingly the Orange and the Green celebrated together outside the hotel, on "The Rocks". Still love to hear the sweet ladies pronounce the city's name... "Seedney". And they tell us we Americans have an "Accent"... unbelievable. So I sang "Waltzing "Matilda" (they say Matilder)... I say Matilda... and all the Irish songs with them. I once told Earl I was a Bomber. He was surprised. Who did you bomb? I told him, "Lions, Bulldogs, Wolves, Pirates, Grizzlies, and of course Blue Devils." Glad we're still doing itin a neighborly, sporting sort of way. Bomber cheers -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) This is a hard entry to write, but Carol RICE Forister ('62) lost her daughter Heather, about 40, suddenly right before Easter, and I will be attending a memorial service for her in Kansas City next weekend. I know she could use lots of words of support from Bomber friends from the past. Please email me if you would like Carol's details to write to her. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Numbers... We've Got Numbers ~ 1964 (1) If you haven't been watching, there are 70 former 1964 Richland Bombers on the deceased list. How about your class? http://alumnisandstorm.com/Obits/00_ByClassYear.html#1964 (2) There are 118 ~ Richland Bombers from the Class of 1964 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/149262121776411/ (3) 2+ years to the 50th reunion for the Class of 1964! (4) Finished my 2nd retirement week. ~ What a chore! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: One of those days How do these days happen? One thing leads to another and now here I'm almost late for one of my favorite birthdays... Hope Maren ('63-'64) isn't too tired tonight... It all started out just fine... had several car jobs and several home jobs so started on one of the car jobs first to make sure it wouldn't be as big as I hoped it wouldn't be... it was... then off to the house jobs... one to another to another... but for some reason they didn't end... they just kept growing and growing... is that supposed to happen? I thought when we got big we'd have it easier... I mean being a kid is really work... but no it just doesn't work that way... I'm sure glad that Myra's ('67) party was a good one and that she gotta see her sisters... that is just too cool... I hear POWELL ('65) even sprang for breakfast... and not at Mickey D's either... way ta go, man... I'm proud of ya... so just as I was getting ready to sit and write this I got concerned with the front door handle... was really sticking... I just replaced it a year or so ago so it should still be in good shape... OK maybe more than a year a go but not by much... so I tightened a couple of screws and shut the door... there was a loud clang... cheap pot metal... off to the store... that one looks like it... get it home... different size... no problem... stuck it in... will go get another one tomorrow but too late cuz they're closed now... I love it when a plan comes together... so all I can say is I sure hope the Birthday Boy's special day comes together better than this one did... just smooth sailin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tony SHARPE ('63) on April 16, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob THORSON ('69) Re: RHS Sports History/Trivia A few months ago I sat with Ray STEIN ('64), Jim HOUSE ('63) and Roger FISHBACK ('62) at a high school basketball tournament. Part of our conversation included the number of division 1 basketball players who came from Columbia/Richland high. We, mostly they, came up with 9 or 10. I spoke with Richland sports authority Ben JACOBS ('69) last week and he came up with 13, although there was a question as to whether Seattle University was d 1 in the early 1980s. I spoke with Ray STEIN later that day and he added another name. In comparison to the price of gas, world peace, and the Kim Kardashian-kayne west romance, our subject pales in comparison, but if you want to, take a run at it I will get you started... I was sitting with 2 of them when the discussion came up. Another note this is worth mentioning. Ben JACOBS has had 30 d 1 baseball players during his tenure as head coach at Richland... More than football and basketball combined. He has won state 4 times and been in the championship game 8 times. Pretty serious accomplishments. Last on the list: I was at Gonzaga Prep's alumni basketball a couple weeks back. Great turnout, friendship and competition. I know one of the Manolopoulos' tried one a few years back. Is it worth trying to revive? -Bob THORSON ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Greg DUNN - Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JONES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob THOMAS ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VACH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shari NAPORA ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane SMITH ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim JOCHEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: "Jumbo" & "Wig" DAVIS ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff JANICEK ('88) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Lois Geraldine "Jerry" WHEADON Burns ('45-RIP) To: Wally WHEADON ('49) My condolences for your loss of a wonderful sister and a beautiful High School chum of mine. I never saw her again after graduation. What a nice person she was. As I remember, you lived on Williams in an "A" house. I believe Louie Merriman ('46-RIP) lived on the other side of your house. He was in love with your sis, as were many others, including me. Later, Jerry. -Dick McCOY ~ from the tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Traveling For about the last 60 years I have been interested enough in it, to want to go to Malta, a small island in the Med. So of Sicily. I am a history reader and Malta's history goes back over 5000 years. They have structures still standing and in good condition that are over 5300 years old. That is older then Stonehenge. So a few years back I started putting a few $ from here and there in a savings account for Malta. Back in September, 2010, at the International Symposium on Fireworks (ISF) in Portugal I found that 18 months later the ISF would be in Malta. Oh Joy! I can go at last, and write off my expenses. Even better is that I have been invited to be a speaker at the ISF and that vastly reduces my attendance fees. Actually I will be presenting 2 tech papers on safety in fireworks. I wrote one and I am co-author of the other. So, tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/17/12) Jackie and I are off on a Delta flight to Rome/Malta. We are going a couple of days early to do some exploring of the many historical places. Some are UN World Heritage Sites. Most folks are not aware that Malta is a "hotbed" of fireworks. The very Catholic populace frequently celebrate the feast days of a patron saints with fireworks. Said to be some of the finest effects in the world. The day after ISF is over we will stay on to help celebrate the annual Malta International Fireworks Festival. So we will have 3 more nights of wonderful effects. Jackie is a very talented photographer. She has a new Sony camera that takes 40 mg pictures. Her travel photos have been frequently highlighted on the Travel Blog as the pick of the day and/or week. I have 4 batteries and 9 data cards for my camera, but it only takes 9 mg pictures. I still get some good shots just not the high resolution it takes to blow them up much in size. And of course as luck would have it we will have to spend a couple of days changing planes in Rome on the way home to get the very low fare we found on the internet. I did break down and buy an I-Pad to take along both for e-mail and to dump pictures into. So if there are any alums in Rome May 3-4-5-6 drop us a note and perhaps we can have lunch or something. Our hotel, the Di Rienzo, is only a block from the transit center. Happiness is a trip to Malta. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from home [Tacoma] 1am Monday **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Tom TRACY ('55) Re. DC-3s Your post reminded me of an article I read in Popular Mechanics (my dad had a subscription) long long time ago about the DC-3. I went looking in Google Books and, lo and behold, found that article in the August 1957 issue. It called the airplane, like you said: "Indestructible" and "you could wreck it, but couldn't wear it out." I remembered two stories. One that had been shot full of holes and they tried to patch it up with canvas, but weather tore off the patches causing tremendous whistling. When they got to their destination were told they did not need to radio ahead, they could be heard coming. The other one where the Japanese had bombed one and destroyed a wing. They tried to get 'a new wing' in Hong Kong and were told they only had a wing for a DC-2. They ordered in anyway and even though it was 10 feet shorter, put it on and it flew great. They called it a DC-2 1/2 and they even show a picture of it. DC-3 Popular Mechanics Article - August, 1957 The article was continued on page 232. I had a little problem with moving that far ahead, but I found easy if you go up to the top where there is a page number and a little arrow; click on the arrow, then go down to page 240 and scroll back. (probably not a problem for most of you, but for a technology-challenged person like me...) I also looked up on Wikipedia and it says over 400 DC-3s are still in use--not bad for an airplane introduced in 1936. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) Triumphantly Held up [1965 Miss Washington] Trophy Press Photo http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Beh/120418-Kippy.jpg -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18/12 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Pete OVERDAHL ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane WALKER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie CONE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene SWIFT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gilbert BLANKENSHIP ('81) TODAY IN HISTORY: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the EIGHTEENTH OF APRIL, in '75; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.... http://www.paulreverehouse.org/ride/ Paul Revere's Ride -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: DC-3 / C-47 aircraft I've enjoyed the entries about C-47 / DC-3 aircraft. Certainly a remarkable old airplane. Some of us who were in Civil Air Patrol at Columbia Hi in late '40s-early '50s were on the state CAP drill team, and travelled on C-46 and C-47 aircraft provided by the Air Force. On one trip we flew to San Francisco to an Air Force base in Marin County - can't remember the name of it. It was decommissioned some years back. USAF reservists were used as flight crew personnel. Somewhere in the "archives" is a photo of Dick MEYER ('51) and I supposedly directing a C-47 to a parking spot at an unused air strip over near Kennewick. We neither of us had the faintest idea what we were doing, but it made a good photo. Dick got a lot savvier about aircraft later on, career USAF fighter pilot, made BGEN. I became a sailor! (career Coast Guard) Guess those C-47s didn't impress me too much! On those various trips I recall landing at Moses Lake, Spokane, and I think Yakima. In fact the drill team stayed at Geiger Field in Spokane and trained there once. The team flew to Washington D.C. one summer - 1951??? but on that trip we flew in a C-46. It was a long, slow trip! I think we stopped TWICE overnight enroute D.C. - once at a Naval Air Station in the Great Lakes area (if memory serves correctly). We competed at Andrews AFB, I think. Those ole planes perhaps cruised at maybe less than 200 kts. They were pretty basic. Seating was a pair of long benches along each side of the fuselage facing inboard. They were incredibly noisy, as well! And we were ALL issued parachutes in case something went wrong... how reassuring! During one trip one of the pilots let me have a little cockpit time in the C-47. I guess I can say I flew it, though I only barely recall what it was like. I'd only flown a lil ole Aeronca Champ and a T-Craft that time... I recall being told to watch manifold pressure and other stuff that made no sense to me! Anyone out there remember any of those CAP trips??? My last experience with the DC-3 was in Alaska in the late '50s. Commercial service to Kodiak was out of Anchorage, one flight daily. Those guys would come in using Navy GCA approach radar in LOUSY visibility (even though they weren't legally "qualified".) I think the airline was Wein Alaska. I made one trip from Kodiak to Juneau and return in late 1956, I think... all DC-3 both legs. Overnight in Anchorage both ways. Travel was a little slower in those days! By the early '70s Wein was using Boeing 737s..... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in sunny Branson, MO (no tornadoes around here this week!) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) Re: Donations for Year Books We will except unneeded Columbian Year Books from those who have extras or no longer need theirs. We then sell them for the Club 40 Scholarship funds. We give away two $1,000.00 scholarships to RHS graduates yearly. We presently have a number of Year Books to sell. We sell them for $20.00 each and an additional $5.00 for mailing. The only ones we have extra for sale are listed. The classes that are having reunions find them in demand. I will list the year of book and quantity that we have at this time. Write or e-mail me if you have any to be donated or wish to purchase, Pete Overdahl P.O. Box 1832, Richland, WA 99352 Year and Number of Columbians Available. 50-1 77-2 89-5 2000-9 51-1 78-3 90-10 01-9 55-1 80-10 92-10 02-10 68-1 81-9 93-10 03-9 69-1 83-9 94-5 04-10 74-1 86-10 95-96-3 05-10 75-1 87-10 98-7 06-10 76-2 88-10 99-10 Some of the Older books have been written in or worn. A lot of the newer ones are unused.. -Pete OVERDAHL ('60) ~ Warming Up and Sunny in the Bomber City. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49), Dick HARRIS ('49) Bill BERLIN ('56), Steve CARSON ('58) David RIVERS ('65), Tedd CADD ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurel NIELSEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lila JENNE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Lloyd & Linda SWAIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark ROHRBACHER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg WELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deb BOSHER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck SHIPMAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jeff LARSEN & Barbara GILE ('67) TODAY IN HISTORY 1775 American Revolution began 1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life 1993 Waco 1995 Oklahoma City **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) I was a member of the CAP drill team that flew to Hamilton field in California in the spring of 1949. I only remember the names of a few members on the trip; Willis WEICHEL ('49), Paul WEICHEL ('51), Eddy MICKULECKY ('50). I think that we flew in C-47. Speaking of C-47s, I had the dubius pleasure of flying back and forth between Japan and Korea several times and to and from a few air fields in Korea when necessary to transport a radio Jeep. Ask me how we loaded a radio Jeep into a C-47. OK, I'll tell you. First you have to find an embankment that a military 6 by 6 truck can be backed up to, load the Jeep into truck, back up to door of plane. The floor of plane is slanted so much that the Jeep can't just drive on. The door is not large enough to turn the corner so you have to draft people to lift it up and bounce it around the corner. To unload, do all above in reverse. -Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick HARRIS ('49) Re: Malta To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) I retired in February, 1994. Nine days later, I left for Tasmania, Australia, as Team Leader on a Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) with four attractive young professional women as Team Members (My wife said I could go)! District 9830 of Rotary International had done a fantastic job of planning our six week itinerary, which included being hosted in Rotary homes throughout the island State of Tasmania. On a beautiful day in April, 1994, our Team was picked up in Latrobe, on the North Coast of Tasmania and taken to the farm of Snow and Shirley Thomas. Snow drove the van we were being transported in through a pumpkin field and there were lots of laughs as the pumpkins went: pop, pop, pop! We were escorted into the house, where we were treated to a beautiful tea with delicious desserts, prepared by Shirley and a daughter, recruited to help. Shirley told us a bit about her childhood during WW II on the Island of Malta. Her husband, Snow, treated each of us to a beautiful, coin purse, utilizing kangaroo skin, that he had made, himself. So, Larry, your interest in Malta interested me! The GSE Committee Chairman, for the Tasmanian District of Rotary, Maurice Hill and his wife, Roz, have become two of our closest friends. Unfortunately, we lost Maurice to cancer last year. We have visited them a total of five times in Tasmania and they have visited us, on several occasions. When we met them in Indianapolis, back in 1998, for the annual convention of Rotary International, they brought a copy of the book, "Greetings from Malta, World War II, by Shirley Thomas. Maurice had tried to have Shirley autograph the copy for us; however, he found that Shirley and Snow were out of the country and thus, not available for autographing. Maurice's note, on the title page of the book is interesting and displays typical Taswegian humor. It says: "To Dick and Bonnie: A story based in Malta, written in Tasmania, and delivered in Indianapolis, to be read in Wenatchee (We live in Wenatchee, WA). He continues, "We wanted Shirley to autograph it for you, but she & Snow were out of the country when we left Tasmania. Hope you enjoy it. Lots of love, Maurice and Roz, 18th of June, 1998. P.S. Your turn to visit us!" Shirley Thomas has written a most interesting account of her family's experiences on Malta during WWII. Her father, a British specialist in horticulture and animal husbandry, attached to the Colonial Office, had been assigned to improve Malta's archaic agricultural practices. Her mother was American. They spent 7 years, from 1938, through the World War II. Shirley went to Australia in 1954, to study at the University of Tasmania. In Tasmania, she married her husband, Snow Thomas, and they have lived on a farm near the Tasmanian North Coast, ever since. Her book, describes how a young Anglo-American family shared incredible danger and near starvation with the courageous people of Malta. The islands inhabitants were awarded the George Cross by King George VI, for bravery. The citation reads: To honour her brave people I award the George Cross to the Island of Malta, to bear witness to a heroism and devotion that will long be famous in history. George R.I. This was awarded on April 15, 1942. So, Larry, I have long enjoyed your memos on your experiences as a fireworks display professional and look forward to your comments on Malta. I would be happy to loan you my copy of "Greetings from Malta, WW II", as I think that you might enjoy reading about this part of the Island's history during WW II. -Dick HARRIS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: DC-3 and C-47 I just have to get in on this topic big time. I owned a DC-3 and have flown one, maybe, but not for sure, the only Bomber to have done so. First to Dick WIGHT ('52) that was probably a Pacific Northern Airlines (PNA) DC-3. PNA morphed into Western Airlines and Western into Delta but in the day I worked on the ramp at PNA in both Anchorage (ANC) and Kodiak (NHB). The flight from ANC to NHB (Kodiak was designated in airline terms as Naval Hospital Base, thus NHB) made stops in Kenai (ENI) and Homer (HMR) before landing in NHB. We offloaded and loaded both passengers and cargo at all stops and in the main fuselage. Cargo in First Class and passengers behind, but the cargo was roped down with webbing. PNA had, I think, seven DC3s to serve Yakutat (YKT), Cordova (CDV), Juneau (JNU), Sitka (SIT) and Ketchikan (KTN) as well as the ANC/NHB run. We also had them on charter and flew a lot of fuel to the Dew Line Stations. Our mainline service was Seattle (SEA)/ANC/Fairbanks (FBK) and SEA/KTN/SIT/JNU/ANC through Southeastern Alaska. We had six Lockheed 749 Constellations that we bought from Air France and until we could put our livery (paint) on them, we flew Air France colours. When I was a partner in an air taxi/non-scheduled airline in Western Alaska, a buddy of mine and I bought on of PNAs old DC-3 aircraft with double doors (a sure C-47 indicator) got our rating, and called ourselves Flying Fish Airlines, more or less after Flying Tiger Airlines, a huge cargo operation around the world. We would fly into remote gravel air strips and pick up fresh salmon and fly them to ANC or JNU to go south into the restaurant trade in SEA and Portland (PDX). We had to guess on our gross take-off weight, strap the fish totes down, fire the beast up, smoke, flame, oil dripping, taxi down to the end of the strip, hang the tail wheel right on the tundra and then throw the throttles full forward and just clear the small trees that dot the Alaska "outback" and we were airborne. There is not a lot to the DC-3, some avionics, flaps, sped and horizon but the radios were not long distance so we would relay to the "big boys" overhead and they would call in our position. The DC-3 was not a real good airplane to do a lot of auto-pilot flying with so it was "drive by the seat of your pants" kind of thing. We would be empty on the way out, or "dead heading" as it is called in the transportation industry, so we took fuel out in 55-gallon drums and if we needed fuel for the return trip, we used a rotary pump with one guy pumping like crazy and the other guy on the wing at the fueling port. I liked the pumping best as the continual movement kept the mosquitoes away whilst the guy on the wing was their lunch. Did this for several summers and logged a lot of time in the DC-3, a/k/a Gooney Bird from War II days, and loved every minute of it. Almost cried when we sold it and it ran for another twenty years in Alaska and Central America. And now for the test? What is the three letter airline code for Portland, OR? Bombers are so smart. [You put that in text above, Bill - it's PDX. -Maren] -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in Rancho Mirage, CA but back to Anacortes, WA on May 6. Getting to darn hot down here. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: CAP The more entries about CAP makes me realize how influential it was in our days. When we defeated Yakima for the State Drill Team in, I think 1957, the Air Force Reserve picked us up in a C-46 and flew to Sacramento where Hawaii defeated us for the Nationals. They incorporated some Hula moves that won the day. When Rodney PAYTON ('58) and I participated in the International Aviation Cadet Exchange we were picked up in Pasco by a twin Beach and flown to McClellan in Sacramento where we flew on the General's Super Connie to Andrews and then on to Europe. Rodney went to Great Britian and I spent my exchange in the Netherlands. CAP and Major Florence Moeller (Shorty) was a major influence in my life. I am looking forward to the Reunion. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Unique? Hell no we're way more than that! So tell me? How many of your non-Bomber friends out there receive an E-Newspaper every day? How many have had two all class reunions? How many crash other kids' reunions? How many talk about "Club 40"? How many just get together often just to get together? Not many I'll bet! I know when Van, ML's ('63) husband went to his Grizzly reunion, it was far less than a "Cult" as he calls us. We have one class at least with it's own FaceBook page and several "Bomber Clubs" on FaceBook. I mean we gots friends in Bomberdom of all ages. I even getta go to slumber parties with girls that had no clue who I was in School (their loss of course... but hey... better late than never)... and the things we have in common are our love for one another, our School and our Home town. But it doesn't just happen. No way... if it weren't for the Divine Ms. HOFF ('64) and her wonderful gang of Bomber- babes we'd have never pulled of two all class reunions... just no way and it was no thanks to me and many of us who just showed up... But we all know (and I know it's another of my pet topics) that this little paper of ours is the greatest thing any group of kids ever had. I do not thank the publisher enough... and I guess I couldn't thank her enough for all she does for us. We have a place we can share with Bombers all over the world with just the touch of the "enter" key. It just don't get no better than that. Try as we might, we can never gather for Spudies enough to gain what we gain every day first thing in the morning. Maren, fer a bestex, yer the bestest ever (we have no clue how that started... but it did) so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) on your special day, April 19, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65 yerbestex) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: C-46, C-47 aircraft When I was in Thailand with USAF (photo intel), I was stationed at Udon Thani (Udorn). We were on a Royal Thai AFB and there were two unique aircraft. Capt. Steve Richie's F-4 with the five red stars on it. Richie was one of a very few aces in that war. The other was part of a squadron of Air America aircraft. The C-46 was a pretty big bird. The Air America people had no markings on their planes for reasons most of you know: they were affiliated with a certain US agency that liked anonymity. While I was there, we had a Base CO who was disliked by generally everybody. We had a going-away party for him. With a spotter on the runway, the party started when the nose gear of the plane carrying him home lifted off the ground. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: best wishes Best birthday wishes to the Queen of the Alumni Sandstorm, Ms. Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64). You share this day with my oldest great niece who turns 10 on the 19th, she chose her on BD as she was due on her brother's BD of the 20th who turns 12. They are the children of Sarah AVANT ('94) and I assume will some day be Bombers also. I mean that would be 3 generations and they followed the previous 2 generations and go to Jason Lee. Have a great day, Maren. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we've had almost too much rain already this month ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/20/12 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck SHIPMAN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: C-47s, CAP et al To: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) Yep, it WAS Hamilton AFB. I was brand new in the cadet squadron, but on the drill team because I had just finished a year at Hill Military Academy in Portland and knew how to march as well as anyone. Wasn't Ken ELY ('49n the team too? Hope to see you and others in Sept! To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Loved your stories. Yep, it WAS PNA... I remember well now. And I flew on a nonstop from Kodiak to Seattle on one of those Constellations in June '57 on my way to OCS. For a while PNA had one flight weekly that made that run... I remember we made a low altitude run down the inside of Vancouver Island and south past Seattle... guess they were trying to get VFR into Seattle... kinda' hair raising! My last Super Connie ride was from Frankfurt, Germany to Rome on a Lufthansa flight. Never ate and drank so well on ANY airline, and outside of a little noisy, it was sure a comfortable aircraft! Yeah Wein ended up with the 737s in Alaska. I remember one ride from Anchorage down to Kodiak - winter time -- we passengers were all on board,then they opened the doors, started taking out seats in the rear, and loaded more cargo. Nearly froze before they buttoned up and we took off! On another ride to or from Kodiak, they said the pilot/co-pilot was Wein and his daughter... I did a lot of commercial/military air travel over the years... it was sure a lot more pleasant to fly domestic commercial air in the '60s/'70s than it is now!!!! I'd dang near rather walk! -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: DC-3s It has been said that in the history of aviation only two (2) aeroplanes have been designed and built: Mr. Taylor's Cub (the J-3 model) and Mr. Douglas' "Gooney Bird". All the rest are merely flying machines. And a belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of Maren's birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ the rain continues in Mount Angel, OR, but the weather guessers are calling for sunshine and 70 this weekend. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie ALLEN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie SHEERAN ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Maren, I have not gotten a Sandstorm over Comcast for three days, including today (4.20.12). I called Comcast this morning and they could not find any "blockage" of the Sandstorm and showed the last edition they received as April 17. Help!!! [Comcast LIED to you... they've had a blockage on for 2 or 3 days... and apparently it started to "clear" yesterday (4/20) and folks were receiving 2 days at a time... -Maren] -Bill BERLIN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) To: Dick HARRIS ('49) Gotta keep this short as Wi Fi absurdly expensive on Malta. Yes interested in reading your book. Visited a 5400 year old temple today. Was still in fair shape. More exploring tomorrow. More to Sandstorm when I have better access to wi fi... Think I have some great pictures -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Katie-did I know I've talked about this before... the expansion of friends just as the result of being a Bomber... I find it quite amazing all the guys and gals from various classes with whom I've become acquainted and more often than not close friends... In my Col-Hi days, as it may well have been in yours, There was "the pits" and there was Olympus. I'm sure it takes no great thought process to determine one's standing in that scheme... But above Olympus was an even higher plateau... The Titans, those who had actually grageated (something many of us aspired to until it actually happened and we realized "it was over") Many of my friends are from both Olympus and the Titan Quarters... which is not to say that I don't also have a ton from the "underclassperson" status, which according to at least one Titan, when referring to me, suggests that as a Marine, a lawyer and an underclasseman, I am not to be trusted around a certain Olympian... Oh my my my... me? gimme a break! So anyway, while I knew many Titan and Olympian guys, the girls were, as DAVIS ('65) once put it: "outa my league"... Don't get me wrong... I was fairly content to admire from afar... I mean half the fun is looking... so I gotta say it was several years after the fact that i became friends with today's Bomber-babe, b-day girl... but the moment I met her I was Gaa Gaa, hook, line, and sinker... I've babble over the years about my adoration for this girl so I won't go on and on in here... but I am so very happy to have finally met her several years back and so glad we have remained friends... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie SHEERAN ('61) on your special day, April 21, 2012!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/12 ~ EARTH DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 old (2002) Bomber Memorial today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COYNE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy METZ ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg CONE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) In a world where one is constantly bombarded in the checkout line, even at Whole Foods and on the 400 television channels devoted to Stars, Celebrities, Luminaries, Noteworthy Trendsetters and others of the ilk. How can one tell them apart and who really cares? Our birthday girl is all of the above and more importantly a loyal and trusted friend whose friendship we truly cherish. Happy Birthday to Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson ('63), can't wait until we all get home for our collective show and tells, and I get my long overdue hug. -Nancy & Jimbeaux www.czneddy.blogspot.com -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the 4th leg Yahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo... assuming no computer glitches, I will have made my goal (I know I have such high goals and standards) of wishing all the Wildmiller ('60, '63, '66, '67) girls a Happy Birthday ON their respective Birthdays... now that may not seem like much but given the way I feel about these girls, it is a biggie to me. I gotta say, this Bomber-babe was unlikely to give me and my buds the time of day when she occupied Olympus. I am NOT suggesting that she should have. That was the way of the world in school. I love that once she spoke to one of her sisters and via her sis, never directly, told her to "tell that boy (Terry DAVIS ('65) to stop staring at me" Just perfect. When I first became friends with this Bomber-babe, it was through her constant companion (over whom I'd been Gaa Gaa since Jr Hi), when Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) demanded of me "And just who are YOU!" Of course I fainted and Steve SIMPSON ('65) hadda answer for me. Since that harrowing experience, those two have given me PJs, "Bomber" undies and coffee mugs to sip my cold coffee from (I know ML, it freaks Van out but the kids do it too so ha ha ha). I cannot even begin to tell the fun times we've had together since that first day. In fact, I am not allowed to tell some of the fun times we've had since that first day. (How's that for untrustworthy, Doug ('62)!) The birthday girl has been traveling a bit during the last year and she'll be traveling again on her b-day. I will be in SF, having been summoned there by the 9th Circus Court of Appeals so that they can grace me with ten (well actually 20) minutes of their precious time. But you know that you are always in my heart and in my soul... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) on your special day, April 22, 2012!!!!! Oh poop... as I always do... I get all caught up on the Bomber- babes and I'm sure I did this very same thing last year... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim COYNE ('64) on the same day... man we are always upstaged by them Bomber-babes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** 2002 Bomber Memorial >>Jim DONNELL - Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2002 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADLEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DAME ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Happy birthday [on 4/21], Katie SHEERAN ('61)... 39th? Well you still look like it. Love, -Dick McCoy, From the Tin Can class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Jim Donnell ('53-RIP) What Jim's Bomber Memorial failed to mention was that he was the son of Dick Donnell (RIP), who wrote Dupus Boomer. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Me 'n my memory Well, I was just about to shut this thing down and head to the ol' airport when I re-checked my yellow stickie... sure enough, when I told Maren ('63 & '64) I'd hafta put some posts on hold I realized I'd missed one more that will occur while I'm gone... I guess I should get one of those iPads or a "smart phone" but I'm just too much of a dinosaur for that... maybe some day... for a while there I was putting "sent from my eGad" at the bottom of my emails but Leo WEBB ('63) figured it was something nasty (poor boy's mind is just gone) so I bagged that. But there is a guy having his special day that I just can't forget. He's been a pal forever... his sister ('65) has the best hair/butt (not the way I meant it to sound) in all of Col-Hi so I gotta be extra special nice to him... plus his beautiful lady is always doing me favors so what can i say... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my special pal Ken DAME ('68) on his special day, April 23, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: USA Today Sharon Tates Family Bares Restless Souls By Alisa Stateman with Brie Tate: IT Books/HarperCollins ($26) The Sharon Tate familys account of stardom, the Manson murders, and a crusade for justice: Peace ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from beautiful Richland where our weather is in the low 80s and all of the flowers, bushes and trees are in bloom! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 2 Bomber birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie SWANSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben HAUSENBUILLER ('98) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Clif EDWARDS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul RATSCH ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WINSTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carla BOSHER ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry SPEARS & Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Happy [belated] Birthday to My favorite cannon ball target from the high board, Leslie SWANSON ('59)!!!!!!!! I hope you had a great day yesterday!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday - April 28 TIME: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the River in Vancouver. 1 mile west of I-5 - exit # 1 from Hiwy 14 - Camas Highway. Under the RR Tracks and straight to the river and into the parking lot. We are in the SUN ROOM. Better be there to defend yourself from the stories that WILL be told. This the last lunch that is scheduled until October 20, 2012. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Our boy Wilhelm Wolfgang Woodchuck WILSON ('63) is everywhere in the Southwest. He obviously did us Bombers proud while a student in Texas. Hell, they gave him a museum. Now if we could only understand him when he runs that $3.55 a gallon Okie German accent at us. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ham/120425-Billy.jpg -Jimbeaux www.czneddy.blogspot.com -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Jim DONNELL ('53-RIP) We lived on Hunt St. and Dick Donnell lived right behind us on Gaillord Place. I remember he occasionally would get together with my folks and sometimes he would, with my father's prodding, bring out some of the Dupus Boomer books he wrote. We used to have huge laughs at how "things were" in the beginnings of Hanford. I remember him as a very nice gentleman, who, obviously, had a strange sense of humor. I think you had to have that trait to survive in Hanford burring the war. -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lou Ann BINNS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie LANSING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time once again to doff the ol' propeller beanie. This time in honor of one of the true Bomber Babes from the class of '52. So let's all say a big "Happy Birthday!" to Lou Ann BINNS. I would hazard a guess that with this birthday she could go to the Uptown Tavern and not fear being carded (simply because she has reached 21.) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ in Mount Angel, OR waiting for the threatened monsoon to hit; but the weather guessers are promising a fourth dry weekend in a row. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Puppies turned 1 year on April 13 It doesn't seem possible that Shelby's puppies are a year old. They have really grown from their 1 lb 2 oz birth weight. Re: Shelby the mastiff - incubator pups http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2011/Xtra/Rey/110413-00.htm The nine puppies range in weight from 150 to 170 lbs. All are loving their families and enjoying life. Three of the puppies, two boys and a girl, have earned points toward their Championship (Duke, Baron and Tonka). Dave and I have 5 of them and the other owners sent pictures on their birthday. I have sent pictures to the picture site. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Rey/120426-00.htm Re: Shelby's Colored Pups http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2011/Xtra/Rey/110519-00.htm Baron, aka Green; Diva, aka Golden Girl; Duke, aka Black Bart; Gucci, aka Orange Punkin; Missy, aka Pink; Princess, aka Purple. Rumble, aka RedBarron; Tonka, aka Buttercup; Tucker, aka BoyBlue Princess has Valley Fever and is quite thin in her 1 year old picture. She lost about 22 pounds with the onset of the disease but is finally starting to put the weight back on and feel better. Re: Shelby's Pups Practice in the park 33 Duke, 34 Duke, 43 Diva, and 45 Diva http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2011/Xtra/Rey/112211-Pups00.htm -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) ~ Sahuarita, AZ where we had our 1st 100 day on Sunday and it is still warm. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Swooooooooooooooooon If I fell in love with you, would you promise to be true... (too strong)... (too late)... When I fall in loooooooooooooooove... (too late)... Once I had a secret love... (too well known)... Love love me do... you know I love you... (pretty good) so a course we're talking Bomber-babe here... and I know you kids think I fall in love every 5 minutes... Well, maybe you're right... but hey... going to school at Col-Hi created an atmosphere very, very few kids could enjoy in this world and it would be impossible to describe Bomber-babes to the rest of the world (well there are a few outsiders who have snagged a few so I guess they may understand... but I don't think anyone could understand completely going to school in Nirvana... I feel truly blessed but I've said that a few times before... I am soooooooooo happy that my absentee HB wishes made it to the SS on the correct days... There was never a question on the side of our dear publisher... it was at this end that the worry existed... but they all arrived and were received as scheduled... In fact, when I got to the Office this morning there was already a wonderful reward for hitting the quad-fecta again this year... .(you so dang cool Ellen ('63)) I don't really know what a "fecta" is... I went to opening day where the Turf meets the Surf for about 100 years and never placed a single bet... my purpose in going to Del Mar was the very best corned beef sandwiches on planet earth... I would eat 3-4 during the races and want another before leaving (they were huge)... I gotta say, my little trip to the 9th Circus went well, arguments were good and I felt as though I dun me job well... but a course the most important thing was spending the rest of my time with my Daughter Sarah for a week early birthday celebration... We walked about 1000 miles and did every touristy thing we could imagine... at the end of each day we were exhausted and smiling like crazy... she had stuff on Face Book before I even arrived home and crashed... I'm glad alla kids had good birthdays while I was away and certainly hope this sweet lady has a fantastic day on her special day, April 26, 2012 (I use "lady" in the best of ways... ) So to my looooooooooooooooong time love, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rosalie LANSING ('63)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Keith ARNDT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim TADLOCK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve UPSON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Once upon a time in the land of ooh blaa dee... sorry, that's something completely different. Way back. in the day, this guy (I believe) lived across Sanford from the family abode. He graduated a year before me, and was know to have some cool wheels. But at the time I'm remembering, he had a fairly new '53 or '54 Mercury coupe. I, on the other hand, recently graduated from Col-Hi, and working for Generous Extraction, had acquired a 1950 Chevrolet Sedan Deluxe, complete with a 92 mule power Blue Flame Six. So, on a cold and wintery morning, we both left our respective houses to go and start our cars. Mine started right off, and his didn't. Guess the engineering minds a Ford had yet to perfect the automatic choke. The Chevy, had a hand choke and throttle, making it relatively easy to start, keep running and warming up the interior while I went in and had breakfast. I think he finally got the Merc started. So, with all that, I'll tip the ol' propeller beanie on the occasion of Bill CHAPMAN's ('53) birthday. Maybe we'll hoist one in memory of cars past some day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ from Mount Angel, OR where, despite the weather guessers best guesses, the sun is occasionally shining. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith ARNDT ('60) All Vietnam Vets and Families If you fought in Vietnam, especially you Marines, you will appreciate and understand the comments below of a true warrior, Gen Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret). http://player.vimeo.com/video/38356372?title=0&byline=0&portrait -Keith ARNDT ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Homer RAEKES ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick WIGHT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale HOSACK ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Abbey ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora HUGHES ('55) Bill BERLIN ('56) Shannon WEIL ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis BENJAMIN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) Re: Las Vegas, NV luncheon It is time for another luncheon in Las Vegas. I am hoping we can get a good turn-out. We always have such a great time and the memories that we share are wonderful. Please come and join us! DATE: May 5, 2012 TIME: 12:00 NOON PLACE: Macayo Vegas Mexican Restaurant 8245 West Sahara, Las Vegas, NV Please contact me if you have any questions. Hope to see many there to share the fun! BOMBER CHEERS!!!! -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Maren, Comcast is up to its old tricks... no Sandstorm for three days. I called them and got the routine we show it as being sent and it is not showing blocked so I told them that since I paid them to deliver subscriptions I pay for, maybe Verizon can get the job done. I also told her that I dont pay Comcast to block my mail and she went into the security crap, thus I told her that I had gotten two enlargement emails that I didn't pay for yesterday and today so their security sucks. What now? [Bill, working on comcast from both ends. Maybe something will work. -Maren] Bill BERLIN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82) Re: Class of 1982 30 year reunion http://richlandbombers.1982.tripod.com The Class of 1982 30 year reunion is scheduled for July 19-22 weekend (right before boat races). I'm putting together the memory book again this time, so if anyone has any ideas of what has worked well for THEIR reunions, I'd love some input. So far, I have info on what has happened in history each decade since graduation, a memorial page to fallen classmates, an honor page for classmates who served in the military and entries with contact info and special memories of their years at Col-Hi and what they've been doing since graduation. Thanks in advance from freezing cold Detroit, Mi... -Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise MOYERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve HAGGARD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNS ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2012 ~ May, 2012