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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ June, 2012
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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 ~ 06/01/12 ~ Hurricane Season Begins ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Roger GRESS ('61), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Tami SCHUCHART ('68), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen FOLEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LLEWELLYN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn ROE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon LINDBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta LAWRENCE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael FURNER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry STEICHEN ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Sorry I missed your excursion to Mount Angel. I trust you and your party enjoyed your lunches in what is now Mount Angel's best restaurant. I will not got into the story of what happened to the best except to say that the Glockenspiel people had nothing to do with the demise of the Bavarian Haus. Maybe we can get together on your way back. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is cloudy yet warm and the strawberry stands have opened **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Lately it seems that I find some kind of vehicle to photograph when I am on one of my adventures around town (the only place I can afford the gas money to get there and back). This is a real looker, seems to me there were a few of these around town when I was growing up. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ver/120601-4colors.jpg -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ near Lacey, WA under God's watering can **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: GRESS at a car show? I'm not just sure what you meant by your post about me, but my cars license plate is spelled SHHBOOM and not SHABOOM. Thank you John CAMPBEL ('63) for putting the pictures of the car show on the Sandstorm. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63) is having another birthday? What is she now, like nineteen? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ~ Back home in rainy Kirkland, WA where I'm out looking for Cong in the yard, it looks like MRIII. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) To: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) Happy Birthday Jim [on 5/31] - just wanted you to know it makes me happy to have you as my friend and memories from High School make me smile!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! -Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: The boys Are Back! George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Tom MATTIS ('66), and Brad WEAR ('71) reconnected the "Hunting Party" today for a trip to the Tucannon for a successful fishing trip. All of us limited at Deer Lake, with Tom and Pappy doing it the hard way by fly fishing only. Pictures to follow from Pappy. I cheated, flies and power bait. We had an Osprey snatch a trout out of the lake in front of us, we saw six big horn sheep, several deer, turkey, pheasants, quail, ducks, and coyotes. All in all a great trip for the gang to get back together. Tom will be around until the 11th then back to Laramie, WY. I'll drag him out to "Live @ 5:00 next Thursday if any of you want to get together. Semper Fi, -Brad WEAR ('71) and the Boys Are Back. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: John CAMPBELL ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick REED ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil McCARTNEY ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry FELDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria MINARD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori SIMPSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: World War II Bomber Gas Station - Milwaukie, OR http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Cam/120602-00.htm I've seen postcards and paintings sold at swap meets, but have never driven by this historical site - that I remember, anyway. Better than the teapot dome (which they moved in Zilla) and even the Hat and Boots. Too bad they didn't put this in Richland, "home of the Bombers". Great old WWII story: Shortly after WWII, a guy named Art Lacey went to Kansas to buy a surplus B-17. His idea was to fly it back to Oregon, jack it up in the air and make a gas station out of it. He paid $15,000 for it. He asked which one was his and they said take whichever you want because there were miles of them. He didn't know how to fly a 4-engine airplane so he read the manual while he taxied around by himself. They said he couldn't take off alone so he put a mannequin in the co-pilot's seat and off he went. He flew around a bit to get the feel of it and when he went to land he realized he needed a co-pilot to lower the landing gear. He crashed and totaled his plane and another on the ground. They wrote them both off as "wind damaged" and told him to pick out another. He talked a friend into being his co-pilot and off they went. They flew to Palm Springs where Lacey wrote a hot check for gas. Then they headed for Oregon. They hit a snow storm and couldn't find their way, so they went down below 1,000 feet and followed the railroad tracks. His partner sat in the nose section and would yell, "TUNNEL" when he saw one and Lacey would climb over the mountain. They landed safely, he made good the hot check he wrote, and they started getting permits to move a B-17 on the state highway. The highway department repeatedly denied his permit and fought him tooth and nail for a long time, so late one Saturday night, he just moved it himself. He got a $10 ticket from the police for having too wide a load. -John CAMPBELL ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I lived in Milwaukie, OREGON for a few years and used to drive by this gas station -- on McLaughlin Blvd (99E)... and even bought gas there a time or two. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Mid-Columbia REPLAY from 6/1/12 TC Herald 1968: Richlands Ray STEIN ('64), a Columbia High School basketball prep All-American and fourth-highest scoring guard in Washington State University basketball history, was named winner of the 1968 Pacific-8 Conference Scholar-Athletic Award. Congratulations to a FANTASTIC basketball player! Also, congratulations to all high school and college graduates. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we have had different weather patterns the past few days. We had a down pour of rain for most of the morning Thursday before warming up to the low 80s. Today it is supposed to be 87 before cooling back down to the low 70s Monday. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/12 It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty, delta day... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim RUSSELL (58) David DOUGLAS ('62), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick MIKULECKY ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan VANDENBERG ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: World War II Bomber Gas Station - Milwaukie, OR http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Cam/120602-00.htm I must report that the Bomber gas station in Milwaukie, OR, is no longer. The rear of the fusalage and the wings are still elevated above where the pumps once were. The engines and propellers are gone, and the nose got blown off during a storm. The gas pumps were relocated some time ago. Periodic noises are made about removing what's left. I agree, it would have been neat located at the old Jackpot/bus depot location. Or better yet, Johnny's '76 station in the Uptown district. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR just down the road from Milwaukie, OR and where the late spring monsoons have started; but the strawberries are ready for picking. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [There's chat on Facebook about this... now it's a restaurant: http://www.thebomber.com/ AND it's got a Facebook page SAYS they offer "discounts for groups". -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL (58) Re: World War II Bomber Gas Station - Milwaukie, OR http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Cam/120602-00.htm Before moving to Richland in 1949, our family lived in Silverton, OR. My grandparents lived in Portland. On our travels between Silverton and Portland, Dad would stop at this station, maybe for a rest stop or to fill the car, but more likely just for the experience to examine the plane more closely and to give us kids a thrill. I had forgotten all about it till John CAMPBELL's ('63) entry Saturday. Thanks for the memory, John. Cheers, -Jim RUSSELL (58) ~ From overcast skies in Mountlake Terrace, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: World War II Bomber Gas Station - Milwaukie, OR http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Cam/120602-00.htm Thank you, John CAMPBELL ('63), for the pictures and story of the bomber gas station. Next time we're in Oregon I want to go see it. I've seen the flying saucer McDonald's in Roswell, NM. We have sold our house in Kaneohe, Hawaii (for our asking price even) and will be returning to the Mainland June 14. We'll start with a vacation in San Diego and Anaheim with our daughter and her family before going to Arizona. My daughter sent us a listing for a house for sale just a few yards from hers in Gilbert, AZ (for about 1/3 the price of our Hawaii home). Hopefully it will be sold before we get there... We want to live near them, but not that near! -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Kaneohe, Hawaii **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) There are an incredible number of pure babes in the class of '70... and two of them just turned about... 40. Lori SIMPSON ('70)[on 6/2] and Terry SCHUCHART ('70)[on 6/30). Of course the reason these two remain babes of all babes is they both had the good judgement to marry class of '70 studs (Lori twice!). Happy birthday to both of you! -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Nancy NEWMAN Swedelius - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56) Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe WOOD ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather RYANNE ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Car Buffs The new LeMay Car Museum in Tacoma, which opened yesterday, is a Bucket List event. Just amazing the collection that the man had and now it is displayed in an extremely professional manner. I was invited to the opening (I would attend the opening of a tuna can if I was invited) and that too was exceptionally well done. This, along with the Chahuly (sp?) Glass Works are going to make Tacoma a "must see" city so don't miss either of them. Hey, I just had an idea. While the guy goes to the cars the wife can go to the glass. Brilliant!!! -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where the weather has been okay and the early salmon fishing is pretty good. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Re: Christ The King Checking the Obituaries in the 6/03/2012 edition of the Oregonian I saw a familiar name. Sister Mary Joanne died at 94 years old. She was a member of the Sisters of The Holy Name for 74 years. I think she taught girls. Later, -Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Dick McCOY ('45) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard RUSHWORTH ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Joe WOOD ('48) Happy birthday, Joe ol' buddy [on 6/4], you are getting old like me. See you in September either at the party or the brunch, same as last year. -Dick McCOY (Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: America's Car Museum To: Bill BERLIN ('56) You must have been there Saturday, as Friday night I fired a very nice fireworks display in the parking lot below the balcony at the North end of the tube. It was a Black Tie affair by special invitation only. The building is very nice inside and a lot bigger then it looks from the freeway. I was kidding with one of the staff asking him how often they mopped the floor to clean up the drool from all the car buffs looking at the cars. Hundreds of older cars and all in "mint" condition. Many very rare and/or unusual. I don't know at what frequency it will be, but they will be rotating cars in and out of storage at the old Marymount School in Spanaway. So if you go often you will see a good variety. They have over 50 special events on the schedule already. weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, corporate affairs. And of course we hope some will want fireworks. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: 50 Year Reunion of the Class of 1962 Class of 62 - - Check the class home page http://richlandbombers.1962.tripod.com/ and access the "50th class reunion activities" box at the bottom of the home page to see who will be there. http://richlandbombers.1962.tripod.com/attendees-62-reunion.pdf -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland and we're getting that 90% chance of rain all over us. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jerry WHEADON Burns - Class of 1945 ~ 1927 - 2012 >>Don CRAWFORD - Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2012 >>Pat BRIMHALL Madaia - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn DeVINE ('52) Janet FORBY ('60) Mike WAGGONER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas FRASER ('78) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave TAFF ('56) & Sharon PANTHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Today I am at Vagabond Blues in beautiful downtown Palmer, AK, enjoying a delicious Bella (portabella mushrooms and a bunch of other stuff) sandwich and their wifi. Now that I know about it, I'll try it out at the house. Being without internet is an "almost" disaster! Fruit trees are in bloom and they are pretty, but my hay fever is raging!! I arrived in AK on May 30. Neither know nor care when I leave... probably the end of July or beginning of August. I really enjoy some of the entries in the Sandstorm! Always looking for my favorite "reporters"! Time to go to the grocery store and buy some hay fever medicine and renew a prescription. (Yeah, I know: HOW did I leave home without a renewal??????) Best Bomber regards to all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) Re: Loss of a Friend Today It is with great sadness that I report the loss of a dear friend, Patti JONES Ahrens ('60). She passed away this morning [6/5] with her two daughters and son at her side. She would have turned 70 this Saturday. She was a wonderful Bomber promoter and supporter, hosting All-Bomber luncheons in Federal Way and West Richland over the years. Her family plans a short service at 3pm at Sunset Memorial Gardens and will celebrate her and her legacy Saturday at 4:30pm at her home in West Richland. Come and have some of her Bomber Birthday Cake. -Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) This is the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. I use the story to encourage the downtrodden and to caution the smug. At the start of the battle the Japanese naval air forces had had six months of triumphs, from the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor in the east to bombing Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the west, from attacks on Australia in the south to the Aleutians in the north. The Japanese had more triumphs the first morning, bombing Midway Island, then slaughtering the U.S. torpedo bombers coming in low and slow and straight to launch their torpedoes. The Americans might have been pretty discouraged, the Japanese pretty self- confident. Then the U.S Navy dive bombers hit. In 20 minutes they turned three of the four Japanese aircraft carriers in burning, exploding, sinking wrecks, and the next day or so they sunk the fourth. (There is a dive bomber of this type at Midway Airport in Chicago.) So when things are going badly, keep working and keep the faith, because things can get lots better real fast. And when things are going real well, keep working and keep the faith, because things can get lots worse real fast. -Mike WAGGONER ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Nancy BURNETT ('58) James Johnson (60), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Linda REINING ('64) Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marguerite GROFF ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keva VAUGHN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MANLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie HUTTON ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY today: Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, boys and girls, it's that time again. Yes, time to break out the old propeller beanie for the ceremonial tip. This time it is in celebration of the birthday of a Bomber Babe who has become one of the keepers of the flame for The Class of '54. With all that, a Happy Birthday to Marguerite GROFF, on this, her special day. "You go, girl!" -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Venus transited the sun on Tuesday, but, unfortunately the clouds were in the way. On a cheerier note, the strawberries are coming on strong. Nothing like real ones as opposed to the manufactured ones from wherever. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy BURNETT Jones-Trantow ('58) To inform the alumni Association that Patricia JONES Ahrens ('60) passed away on June 5, 2012. -Nancy BURNETT Jones-Trantow ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: James Johnson (60) Heres a shout out to Linda SEATON MacKay ('60) for her 70th birthday on 6/7. She plans to celebrate with a tandem jump out of a perfectly safe and functioning airplane! I first met Linda when she moved to Richland from Wisconsin in 1953/'54 and enrolled at Jason Lee. Man, could she play softball! -James Johnson (60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Bomberland After a five or six years of progressive symptoms, on Monday morning I had a full hip replacement on the left side. By late Tuesday afternoon I was home with my prescriptions and carefully edging about the house with my cane (no pharmaceutical product, but a sleek hardwood model I discovered in an antique store). Doting friends are on rotation to look in on me for a few days. Can't say enough about UW Medicine at their Northwest Hospital campus in Shoreline, WA. My one-night stay is regarded as most remarkable, but this credit goes to the surgeon and partly to one Kristina Di Vico, physical therapist who graduated from-yes- Richland High School. Small world. Didn't verify the graduation name (but a knockout, of course, maybe from the mid '80s). Mid-scale and still-personalized hospitals are a great place to meet and chat with interesting bedside staff. Others nurses and aids were from Japan, Korea, two or three from the Philippines, Gambia, Nigeria, Eritrea, and so on. The surgeon, a quick-grinned and dark-eyed Dr. Tanous, is third generation Lebanese. I was surprised he had never heard of Kahlil Gibran's writings. All in all, my hospital stay (this time) was a surprisingly marvelous experience. Not at all what I expected. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) What a shock it was to open up the Sandstorm today and read about Patti's passing. I don't remember reading anything about her being sick. I'm so sorry! Prayers go out to her family. On a brighter note, I've been meaning to let everyone know that our house has sold and we will be moving back to Kennewick within a few weeks. Selling a home in CA has really been an experience... one that I don't ever want to repeat. Every other day it seems brings on a new challenge and wondering if this sale will ever go through. I'm putting all my faith in God that it does. He is good and will see us through. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA but not for long I hope. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) I was so sorry to hear of Patti's passing... I never met Patti, but we did talk in e mails about Bomber luncheons... she helped me get one going in Bakersfield, CA. Prayers for her family and friends. -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) To all Bombers, I am looking forward to Cool Desert Nights weekend this June and seeing all who come to join in the festivities. It is the weekend of my class of 1967 45th reunion, too, so anticipating a fun weekend of reconnecting with classmates, family, and friends. Hope you can come too! -Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Bill BERLIN ('56) Carol CARSON ('60) Ed WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darvis BERGAM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dyanna COOK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gaylinn WRIGHT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia EHINGER ('71wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita Lane ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert EVANS ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) I was sorry to read where Patti passed away. She was such a Bomber through and through. I used to go to the Fife Bomber luncheons that she put on and met her there and she was all Green and Gold. I liked her a lot and I believe at the time she lived on Brown's Point in Tacoma but was thrilled to be moving back to West Richland. Saw her again a couple of times at Bomber functions in Richland and she seemed so happy. My best to her family and we in Bomberville have lost a good one. Re: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Good to hear the hip replacement went well and from what I can tell from my friends and business associates who have had it done, they really work well. I am like you. When I go into a hospital I like to talk it up with the staff,see where they are from, how they got in the business, etc. When we were down in Rancho Mirage, CA this winter I had a little melanoma issue and had it resolved at St. John's Hospital (John Wayne/UCLA complex) in Santa Monica and my anesthesiologist introduced herself as Karen Weintraub. I found out that she was from Bozeman, MT, graduated from Montana State and rode in the women's rodeo team so I asked her how a good Jewish girl ended up in Bozeman? She said her great grandfather and his brother "went west" from New York, bought a bunch of acres around Bozeman and got into the cattle business under Weintraub and Weintraub. We joked that it sounded more like a law firm and then I said it had to be a hell of a big heifer to get that brand on it so she said they were the W Rocking W brand. After the operation, she came in and showed me the brand and some pictures of herself at MSU riding barrels and then she said to me, "...I have been doing this job for eight years, five and a half here, and you are the only patient that has ever asked about my background or took any interest in it." Man, the stuff you can find out just by asking. Re: Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) Great you sold your Eureka, CA house. I know that you have wanted out of there for a long time so it is just around the corner now. When I was in the US Coast Guard I used to do Station Inspections and usually got to Eureka and believe that it has the worst weather on the entire West Coast. Fog, rain, wind and I can never say that I have seen much of the sun there. Probably comes out when I was not there but I haven't seen it. When I played football for Linfield College we played Humboldt State there and it was so foggy at game time you could stand on the 40-yard line and never see your feet. Game called about 5-minutes into the game as the fog just got worse. Just going to get better in Kennewick. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where winter has set in again **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) I too was shocked to see the notice of Patti's passing. I knew Patti in school and also knew her Mom when I worked at N Area a long time ago. Patti and I became pretty good friends when she started the monthly luncheons in Fife. I was living in Renton at the time but always tried to make it to those luncheons. When she moved to Richland, I made it over as often as possible to the West Richland luncheons. Condolences to Patti's family - she will be missed by many but big time by the Bomber family. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ from rainy - rainy Lynnwood, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Canes Best wishes for a rapid recovery to Pete BEAULIEU ('62) after his hip replacement. Of course, if it's too rapid, we won't get a chance to see him using his cane at the '62 reunion in August. Especially the hardwood model he purchased. It makes one look so dapper, especially at our age. A couple decades ago I witnessed a hip replacement done by a well known specialist in Florida. I was amazed at the carpentry tools used on the hapless victim/patient in order to prepare the bone to receive the hip implant. It looked positively medieval. Yesterday a friend told me of his hip replacement in Arizona 7 weeks ago done with minimally invasive surgery, enabling him to walk the day after surgery with no cane. It's amazing to see how far we've come. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Patti JONES Ahrens - Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), George SWAN ('59) Myrna BOLIN ('62 & '63), David RIVERS ('65) Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dennis HASKINS & Shirley COLLINGS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Re: The Gamily of Patti JONES Ahrens (a '60 Bomber-RIP) Sorry for your loss - she was a fine lady! -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) I was very sorry to hear of Patti's passing. She was a very nice lady and a devoted Bomber. Re: Fishing with Brad WEAR ('71) and Tom MATTIS ('66) Re: The boys Are Back! I'm a little late with this response, as we had company that arrived on a Harley a few days back, for a two day visit. Then the rains came, and they departed several days later. So, catching up, as Brad reported a few days ago "George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Tom MATTIS ('66), and Brad WEAR ('71) reconnected the Hunting Party" today for a trip to the Tucannon for a successful fishing trip. All of us limited at Deer Lake, with Tom and Pappy doing it the hard way by fly fishing only. Pictures to follow from Pappy. I cheated, flies and power bait. We had an Osprey snatch a trout out of the lake in front of us, we saw six big horn sheep, several deer, turkey, pheasants, quail, ducks, and coyotes. All in all a great trip for the gang to get back together. Tom will be around until the 11th then back to Laramie, WY..." Here are the few pictures that we managed to snap (in between landing wily trout) of our fishing expedition. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Swa/120609-00.htm Semper Fi, -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where the weather is but like a YO-YO! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Myrna BOLIN Turner ('62 & '63) Re: Treva BOLIN Jensen ('65-RIP My sister, Treva, passed away on June 5th after a extended illness of Premature Onset Alzheimer's. She lived in Benton City for many years and Callaway Gardens the last seven years. Services will be at Einan's in Richland on the 16th. at 3:00. She had 2 sons, Ben and Beau, and was a gifted artist: Hair dresser at Lavern's, 19 sewing machines all up and running, Far above the average with paints and fabrics; drawings, poetry, and designing clothing. Her classmate Barbara SITLER ('65) since childhood was a constant source of comfort to her on her walk into darkness always giving her a soft place to fall. The girls were Buttons and Bows. -Myrna BOLIN Turner ('62 & '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Go in peace dear ones Today [6/9] would have been Patti JONES' ('60) birthday. I had her on my yellow stickie... ready to wish my dear Bomber-babe pal an HB. We had such fun over the years... one time I played a joke on her that back-fired and I've never really been right about it even though I apologized a thousand times and she was fine with it... water off a duck's back and all... I will miss her terribly. This has been a very rough few days for Bomber losses. On the same day I learned of Patti's passing, Myrna BOLIN ('62 & '63) let me know her sister, Treva ('65) also passed. That Bomber-babe with the flaming red hair was always one of my cherished friends even when she was no longer able to communicate and participate in the Bomber family. Janine RIGHTMIRE ('65) dealt me a blow letting me know one of my very dear ol' pals Jerome SKINNER ('65) passed on May 31st, and I just couldn't believe it... all these years I hoped against hope that he would join us at one of the '65er gatherings but he never did... Then Brian JOHNSON ('65) let me know that Bomber-babe, Linda GRANQUIST ('65) passed on May 26th. It's been a very tough few days. I am comforted as we all should be that out dear friends are no longer suffering. I also firmly believe that they are only gone in the physical sense, but never in spirit. By that I don't mean just in our hearts and minds. They are and continue to be. As my daughter once said, all their questions are answered and we are the only ones who must continue on somewhat in the dark. But we can know that they live and our love for them never dies. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna FREDETTE ('65) Re: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) I was so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. My condolences to the family and especially to Nina ('65). She had a wonderful life it seems to me even though I didn't know her personally. Saturday will be a wonderful celebration of her life. God's blessings to her family and friends. -Donna FREDETTE ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Anna May WANN ('49) Dennis W. JOHNSON ('62wb) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie STEEBER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lee LESTER ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Registration form for Silver Jubilee Will everybody who is planning on attending the Silver Jubilee in September, please note that the wording on the registration form is very misleading. What they were trying to say was that those who have had their 60th reunion are no longer "free" members. At the last Board meeting we raised the dues to $10.00 for each Bomber. That means that everyone has to pay dues. That is why there was a big article in the Duststorm and it told you to look at your label and see when was the last time you paid your dues. If it did not say 2012 then you were in arrears on your dues and you had to pay them in order to attend the Silver Jubilee in September. Those who have crossed out their dues on the registration form (and are not paid up members) will either be getting e-mails from me or phone calls or notes. I know this is confusing, but you can't attend if you are not A paid up member. If you did not pay dues but donated to the scholarship fund or to the fund to defray expenses, I will be deducting your dues from these amounts (but I will let you know so you can yell at me if you don't approve) If you have any questions e-mail me or you can call. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ From the wonderful city of Bothell **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis W. JOHNSON ('62wb) Re: Old (in every sense of the term) Friends In the Pacific Northwest for a few weeks to practice being retired. Called my old friend Ed QUIGLEY ('62) and we got together for coffee near SouthCenter. Amazing how propinquity can erase years and allow friends to continue as if there were no intervening extended time between conversations. Ed as as sharp as ever (unlike those of us who have allowed dissipation to rule our lives). Felt like it was worth a mention, mostly because we had such a great time sitting there catching up on stuff. Thanks for staying in touch, Ed. -Dennis W. JOHNSON ('62wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: The Spudnut Shop... ...many thanks to Tom TEEPLE ('64) who greeted us at The Spudnut Shop Friday morning. It was great to see you! Left Mockonema Beach (4 miles West of Colfax) at 4:55am... arrived Spudnut Shop 7:03am... back to Mockonema Beach at 9:53am. ~ I did NOT bring any spudnuts back to Colfax but my ride purchased 2 dozen and brought them back to his office. I chatted with a gentleman from the Class of 1956 & another from the Class of 1957 along with Val. Sorry but not remembering their names. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Karen CLINE Stamey - Class of 1967 ~ 1949 - 2012 >>Glenn BURNETT - Class of 1970 ~ 1952 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay BUTLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene MINARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tony DURAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SHEELEY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A few days ago someone [Mike WAGGONER ('60) on 6/6] wrote in these pages about the Battle of Midway, remarking that it occurred on the 6th of June. On that date, two years later, the Invasion of Europe happened on the beaches of Normandy. The Midway battle happened on the 4th of June, 1942, and was essentially over on the first day. Three Japanese carriers were sunk as was described. The fourth was sunk later on the same day. Admiral Yamamoto, then commander of the Japanese fleet, ordered the invasion of Midway halted and all surviving ships return to where ever. In this battle the carrier Yorktown was damaged by Japanese aircraft, and finally sunk by a Japanese submarine. Hope this sets the record straight. Volume 4 of "The History of Naval Operations in World War II" by Samuel E. Morrison gives the official account. "Incredible Victory" by Walter Lord and Gordon Prange's "Miracle at Midway" give detailed accounts of the action. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR basking on a pleasant day in the Willamette Valley. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Bomber death This is to let the Bomber Nation know that Darlene PLUMB Nigo ('57wb), passed away on Sunday evening June 10, 2012, in Grand Junction, CO. She was born in Torrington, WY on July 19, 1939. The cause of death was lung cancer at age 72. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jerome SKINNER - Class of 1965 ~ 1946 - 2012 >>Treva BOLIN Jensen - Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verne HUSKE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris MARSHALL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Carol BLACK ('48), Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SOWDEN ('62 & '63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James PEDERSEN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) Hi: I received an AARP bulletin recently regarding the $7,500 fee a person could receive if the person's father had received enough radiation on the job to contact a disease, (such as colon cancer) which could be caused by the radiation amount. Does anyone know anything about this and how to apply, etc.??? -Carol BLACK Foster ('48) ~ Bellevue, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Maybe Carol can scan a copy of that AARP bulletin. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Just a note after seeing the notice for Verne HUSKE's ('56) birthday [6/13] I was curious if this is the same as the Huske family from Benton City? My ex-husband, Jim Wilson, aka "Bud" talked about the Huske kids for years. I also believe that one of the boys has a travel business in Newport, OR. Oddly enough, I was going thru some pictures today [6/13] and came across a picture of Dick Huske ('61) and Vern Huske ('56), Jerry Wilson, John Huske ('58-RIP), and Sam Wilson and Bud Wilson all dressed as cowboys. I believe it was from the early '50s... Making a photo book for my granddaughter to give to her grandpa on Father's Day. -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Gleneden Beach, OR where it was sunny today at the coast, where my daughter, and granddaughters enjoyed a day at the Aquarium at Newport! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: He's my pal Big brothers can be very cool. The b-day boy today is a pal's big bro and he has been a wonderful friend to me over the years. I love to stop by his house and listen to his friends and little bro plunk on their magic twangers... always good fun... now he says he's gotta sell his W. Richland Mansion and stay in Yuma, AZ. That just sucks as far as I'm concerned. Gotta go through my drawer of b-day cards and see if there's anything totally inappropriate to give him when I get there on the 21st. If nothing jumps out at me I'll hafta visit the Octopuses Garden as soon as I hit town. They got the most inappropriate cards inna world... tho I think mosta mine came from there anyway. So lemme say a big Bomber HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gus KEENEY ('57) on his special day, June 14, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: AMVETS Post 397 Dedication Bill VOILAND ('66) asked me to put a notice in the Sandstorm regarding the special informal dedication of memorial markers taking place at the John Dam Plaza near the memorial wall at 2pm this Saturday, June 16th, by the AMVETS Post 397 to honor the memory of three young Richland men who served in Vietnam. One of them is Mark BLACK ('66-RIP). Also, Bill said that it is hoped to receive enough in donations to change the name of the park at the corner of Stevens and Van Giesen to probably Veterans' Park to honor people who used the park growing up and then later died in Vietnam. Re: Toby WHEELER Davis ('65 & '66) Book Written and Published www.everpartofalways.com Toby is looking for an email address or contact information for Gloria DAVIS ('61) daughter of Mrs. Julia Davis (English teacher from Sophomore year). Mrs. Davis passed away August 4, 2005. Toby had wanted to send Mrs. Davis a copy of the book she recently wrote and published. Mrs. Davis was one of the major people who loved Toby's writing and imagination, and she had wanted to tell her she finally completed her book! If anyone has contact information for Gloria DAVIS, Toby could send her book to her. Please send any information to me, and I will forward it to Toby. Peace ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Class of '70 gathering The class of 1970 decided to gather and celebrate, as most of us are turning 60 this year! We will be meeting this Saturday evening at the Richland Hanford House/Red Lion Lounge at 7pm. Casual attire is requested and there will be a no-host bar and menu. Hope to see you there... -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers & Theresa Hammer sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Norma LOESCHER ('53) & Charlie GANT ('53) Marilynn WORKING ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine SMITH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOUTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LIEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'NEIL ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) & Charlie GANT ('53) Re: Happy Anniversary to Jim McKEOWN ('53) & Edna McKeown Jim and Edna will celebrate their 56th Wedding Anniversary on the 16th of June. I'll be on an Alaskan cruise (Inside Passage) with all communication devices left at home, so right now early Happy Anniversary! Charlie and I eagerly await your arrival in Richland for the September Club 40 Reunion. Bomber Cheers to our dear friends, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) & Charlie GANT ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Gals of '54 lunch Well, it is that time again for us to meet for lunch at Rosy's!! Hope to see all of you ladies from our class of '54 today, Friday, June 15th at 11:30 am. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Just back from California vacation and happy the rain left before we got home!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Group hug Gonna be heading out to the LA Roadster Show inna morning, which means I needa do some HBs before I leave. I find I have been somewhat remiss this week in blowing my ol' buddy Duncan SINCLAIR's ('65 6-10-12) and my good pal Dave SOWDEN's ('63 WB 6-14-12)... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... I noticed there is gonna be a ceremony for three of our Richland boyz lost in "our" war... I think it would be so cool to have the park across from my house and kitty corner from the PARKERs' ('60; '63; '65) renamed Veterans' Park. I can't count the hours my gang and I spent in that park. We would sit in the swings and plan our futures for hours and hours... Laura used to try and swing high enough to wrap the chain around the pole but never could achieve that feat... I am surprised none of us broke any bones diving out of the swings tho... Today (6/15) marks the beginning of the marathon birthday celebration for one of our group hug B-day Bomber-babes. She and her pal MURPHY ('65) will begin to reign terror and destruction on wherever they happen to be for the next 30 days or at the very least thru Diane's birthday on the 23rd. Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) little sis will also join in those festivities at least on the 15th... ... but since this is a group hug, I must also remember two other Bomber-babes and a Bomber-dude in this post. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your respective special days, Cathy MOUTON ('65 6/15); Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74 6/15); Jan BELL ('64 6/16); Gale GHIRADO ('65 6/17); and Mike SAMS ('65 6/17) I hope you all have a wonderful day and think fondly of me sweltering at the Fairplex on your special days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: birthday Want to wish my sister Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74), a happy birthday on the 15th. No dart throwing weezer. Love, -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) Re: EEOICPA Update! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? As of June 1, 2012 over $881,000,000 has been awarded in monetary and medical compensation to employees or families of workers connected to Hanford or PNNL. On January 9, 2010 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) status under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. The SEC dates approved in 2010 are being discussed at a meeting to be held on June 19, 2012. The results of this meeting could be very important to Hanford/PNNL workers. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford, PNNL or any other DOE facility in the United States, please contact the Hanford Resource Center for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 or email hanford.center@rrohio.com. Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Blanche HUSBAND Berry - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia MILLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon LOVINGER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BELL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey! If you are in the Silverton, OR, area on Sunday, June 17th (just in time for a Father's Day treat) stop by Coolidge-McClaine Park for the Silverton Strawberry Festival. They will be serving strawberries on biscuits with ice cream for only $5.00 (and they throw in a second helping of the berries). Children under 2 and adults over 80 get it for free. It all goes to help raise funds for Homer (Davenport) Days. Karyl and I will be helping with the serving from 3pm to 5pm. The fun starts at 11am and continues to 5pm. There will be live music with Dusty Strings and the Willamette Valley Boys. Why, do you ask, am I doing this? Well, it's a family favor since my third son is the head of the Homer Days committee Hope to see you there. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at currently sunny Mount Angel, OR and the weather guessers are saying it might not rain on Sunday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: park On occasion my brothers and I would play in the park at the corner of Stevens and VanGiesen. I recall walking by it on the way home from Chief Jo (was in the 9th grade) just as Mark BLACK's ('66wb-RIP) funeral was ending. He had a brother in my class as I remember it. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Jeanie WALSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John EHLERS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail GHIRARDO ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie MARSHALL ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick BOEHNING & Linda BELLISTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: TV item Some of you in the Western US may have seen the new Toyota commercial on TV with all the flames around the car... Our company provided the flames. It was filmed in Spokane and Rich Vaughan our manager over there ran the flame generators. Every once in a while we get to do something different and challenging. Makes a nice change of pace. Preparations for the 4th of July are on us like an avalanche. 12+ hour days and 7 day weeks are upon us. Monday first thing, we have nearly 3,000 cases of product from China at our door. 130 some events in 5 states in one night. I fly out to Dutch Harbor, AK on the 30th. The pyrotechnics left Seattle on a barge 3 weeks ago, due in Dutch today, (Friday 15th). We worry a lot at this time of the year. Our employees are good people and well trained, but it is still incendiary explosives and not an absolutely perfect science. Again this year I will do the fireworks for Umatilla "Landing Days". June 23rd. Just downriver from the bridge, at the boat basin. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: 77 Reunion My baby sister Kellie WALSH Patterson ('77) is in Richland for her 35 year reunion. We love coming home for reunions. I will be there next year for '63's 50 year reunion... OMG did I actually say that? -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA Home of the Ronald Reagan Library where we are celebrating June Gloom ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** lumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia DONAHUE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Someone better tell Mike BRADY ('61) that they are selling cherries on the southside of NE 124th, right at the top of the hill just before you start going down to Avondale. Just looking out for the boy... was afraid he might be pretty close to getting the shakes. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Mike BRADY ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BROWN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David ANGUIANO ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) After a busy week end at Edmonds Art Festival on Saturday and then the Fremont Solstice Festival on Sunday (the more conservative day). Edmonds is a down to earth juried arts show with lots of display of student art, good variety of vendors with quality crafts, entertaining performing arts, and good eats (way to much temptation for the diet burdened). Fremont is a large street fair, lots of variety, maybe a touch too much variety for some. For myself an opportunity to do some photography. Some interesting "Art Cars" to share from Fremont: http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ver/120619-00.htm -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ near Lacey, WA resting up, sorting out a few thousand photos hoping to get maybe ten percent keepers, it is good to be retired, eh? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Cherries Thanks for the heads up Jim HAMILTON ('63). I'll be there at dawn... meet me. In a couple of weeks, I'm headin' over the mountain to one of those U-Pick places. It will be just like the old days except I'll pay for them this time. I'll climb one of those tall ladders and have someone to take a snap shot of me. Then I'll post it on Sandstorm. I think I can still do that. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Nuther fun father's day John CAMPBELL's ('63) slide show of a Father's day Car Show was great, as usual and I figured I'd tell my latest tale and some of you can just scroll down to stuff with a point. The L.A. Roadster Show trip took on new dimensions that nobody in my little gaggle of hot rod buds had experienced before... at one point we were sure we had entered the twilight zone... the trip started out normally with us all meeting in the morning to head for Stateline for breakfast as the first leg. At breakfast I got a call from Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) who was leaving Barstow for Bakersfield in his new career as a truck driver... after breakfast we headed off to Pomona... I was trying to listen to '50s on 5 over the scream of the Frankland quick change in my '31 "Studebaker" Shore Patrol Paddy Wagon as we entered the Y turn from the 15 to the 215. As we made the turn it was as tho we had entered a war zone... the road was full of holes and cracks the size of Cleveland (not the Monster that devoured Cleveland for you Maynard fans... just Cleveland)... with no shocks on the front (it was supposed to have some old friction shocks but I found them in a box after the build) I felt the holes and cracks with a vengeance... things were flying all over inside and the radio adapter flew and '50s on 5 began playing the Beach boys... after about 3 minutes of this my engine began to cut out and limp along... I pulled over and could see condensation running off the old 94s like fresh spring water... I'd never seen that before and nothing I could do would help so I held up the gang by limping along at about 50 MPH puffing and popping... when we got in the show I pulled the carbs apart and found the clearest looking fluid I had ever seen... I decided I had pushed the wrong button at the last station... didn't even smell like gas... so we scouted out some junk gas cans and I drained the tank and put in new gas (I first ran from a can of fresh gas run from the can to my pump... car ran great)... after refilling, I started the engine... pop pop bam bam sputter... uh oh... carbs were still as cold as if the had dry ice in them... oh my this was too weird... all kids of theories flying around from some of the best mechanic minds I know... but nothing worked... one of the guys had been complaining that he needed to put a small electronic distributor on his wife's truck as the big HEI he used on the build kept hitting the firewall... hmmmmmmmmm... let's see what my distributor looks like... thought I had left plenty of room when we mounted the engine... well looks like just over a quarter inch... shoulda left a little more... open the cap... wow... poor little rotor was all bent outa shape... the cap had slammed into the firewall on one of those 215 jolts... nobody is selling Mallory stuff except the big HEI stuff and this is a little Unilite model... screw the little Phillips screw in reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel tight... taaaa daa... ... ... that was weird... was a great show tho... Rick MADDY ('67) came by for a little visit and so did MaryLou WATKINS' ('63) son-in-law, Kip... ML had texted me that he would be coming by and I "texted" her back... we all had a great laugh at my texting skills... Kip offered to buy beers and only one guy (not with our group... just a guy who stopped in to say hi) took him up on the offer... after Kip left my buddy told me those beers were 10 bucks apiece... I was so embarrassed... the trip home was pretty uneventful and I can say it was another wonderful Father's Day! Hope you guys had a great one too! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/12 - SUMMER SOLSTICE (longest Day) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy KEYS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BARNARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Ladies Lunch Several '66 lady classmates plan to have lunch at 12:30 on Tuesday, June 26th, at the Uptown Restaurant (where the old theater was located). Please RSVP to let me know if any of you will be able to join us. Thanks, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) John CAMPBELL ('63) Marie RUPPERT ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan RUSHWORTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HILLS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HAMES ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) In the past I've been accused of being fanatically small, fervently narrow minded, vehemently mean spirited, rabidly petty and even worse toward the Birthday Boy for his continuing to forget MY birthday, except for that one time. To all this I plead guilty I'm guilty in spades. It's not like I'm foaming at the mouth, so don't shoot me. While he is best known for his numerous middle names, few people are aware that in an era of '60s folk music, he and I produced some incredibly tight two part harmony in the back seat of the Mathis Hillman. The Letterman, The Brothers Four and The Four Freshman sounded like Donkeys when we took the Marlboros out of our mouths long enough to warm up the pipes and croon the night away. The fact that he was born wearing a Pendleton shirt and couldn't do the steps kept us from dethroning The Temps and The Four Tops when Motown and shark skin suits took over the scene. Regardless, a grudgingly non-belated Happy Birthday to Rob "all gophers fear me" HILLS ('63) and we all hope Heidi makes you an NRA birthday cake, just like you've always aimed for (no pun intended). -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Cool Desert Nights Got the green '50 Chevy gassed up for tomorrow's trek down to Richland for Cool Desert Nights. Hope to see some alums around the activities: Dairy Queen Thursday evening (6-9), Cruise Friday evening (7-9) and car show Saturday (9-3:30). Should be good weather. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: High School mascot My eleven year old granddaughter is attending a volleyball summer camp this week at Richland high. Yesterday she was given her t- shirt. This morning she put it on I was shocked to see that it had a Bomber insignia on the front, but the mascot depicted was an airplane, not the bomb! My fourteen year old grandson, who will play Bomber sports this coming fall, then told me that his coaches had told him that the bomber airplane was the school mascot. Both told me that it "was no big deal"; that the airplane was a B-17 bomber that dropped bombs during WWII and that's why it is the mascot. When driving past the school sign on Thayer drive I noticed that it also had an airplane depicted as the school mascot. When you walk into one of the entrances into the gyms you walk over a picture of the 'Days Pay' airplane, but nowhere is any sign of the bomb that used to grace our halls. I guess I feel like an alumnus of Stanford must have felt when he/she became the Cardinal. Bombers Forever! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wahoooooooo Bombers Unite! It's here, it's here... yeeeeeeehaaaaaa time for the yearly '65er bash open to all... can't wait can't wait... June is a fun month... I start out at the Rat Fink Reunion, then the L.A. Roadster Show and then... BOMBER TIME! For those of you (all classes always invited) who didn't receive Chairman SIMPSON's ('65) or haven't seen it on my Face Page, Thursday we hit the DQ for the pre-Cool Desert Nights gathering... Friday is kinda on yer own Spuddies in the morning and then maybe tattoos for Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63), Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and me (plus all who wanna join or just watch Ellen get hers... I may not live thru the weekend after this post)... we can meet at the Spudnut Shop and make the plans... Friday evening is watch the parade from CeCi's house right there on GWWay kinda kitty corner from the Uptown on the grass... BYOB... Saturday is the car show and then a Party at SIMP's place... if ya ain't got my number just look for me... I'm in town all weekend and staying at the Marriott Thanks to Kenny DAME's ('68) lovely lady Jennifer... there will be a ton of us there for the festivities so be there or... nah that's so old it's moldy... just be there... Got three b-days to do before I leave so here they go... one on time and the others early... I've given the big play to the '65er Bomber-babe's monthly bash with her bud MOUTON ('65) so I'll just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Rob HILLS ('63) on the 21st; and Peg SHEERAN ('63) and Diane MURPHY ('65) on the 23rd... have a wonderful special day, each of you! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Luana IVERS ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Mike WAGGONER ('60), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul DUNIGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stu OSBORN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Re: Missing 1952 Classmates Still missing most the following classmates!! Hope someone can help us. Found 2, then lost 5. Not making any progress! Deon BELCHER Williams, Betty BENEFIEL, Mark E. BODOVINITZ, Jr., Beverly BRIGLIN Martinez, Gene BROWN, Bob BURKETT, Gerand CARRIERE, Jeanne CARTER Johnson, James DARDEN, Betty GAMMILL Tullock, Thomas GARNER, Donald HALSTEAD, Ron HARDY, Esther HAWTHORNE, Betty HENDRICK Dew, Ralph HERMAN, O'Freida HUNTER Chastagner, Duane JOHNSON, Kaylid JORDAN, Ginger KEIM Smith, Joan KENDALL Gard, Gillian LANGLEY/Tracy Jacobsen, Bobbie McCLOUD, Andra McCRINDLE Klein, Lynn McDOUGAL, Joan MARTIN Felts, Richard MARTIN, Margie MEEHAN, Bonnie MILLS Trimble, Dealva MORRIS, Dean MORRIS, William O'BRYAN, Pat PARKINSON, Betty POWELL Brickajlik, Lynn SAPPER Needham, Beverly SARGENT Loman, Rose SCHNEIDER, Leonard SHOUSE, David SMITH, Ruth Anne SNAVELY, Dana Bruce TAYLOR, Shirley THOMPSON Krajack, James YAEHRLING, I have a total of 24 classmates so far who have sent in their reservations. WHERE ARE THE REST OF YOU?? Thanks in advence for any help! You can contact me Thanks Much! -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Mascots Based on Ms. Ruppert's [Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63)] report in these pages yesterday, I am wondering if those who don't particularly care for a certain aeroplane have gathered and are now fomenting plans to thwart the PCer's who have foisted this image upon us? Perhaps those of you gathering for CDN this weekend could rally 'round the flag and make formal (or even informal) protests of this desicration. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where a brief (weekend long) monsoon is expected. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: A-Bomb or B-17? Anyone of good character should be concerned about Richland's association with the A-Bomb. People will long debate whether the A-bombs were necessary to end the war in the Pacific and whether they reduced the severity of future wars. But Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) in today's [6/21/12] Sandstorm raises a special issue: Were the A-bombs (which apparently have been removed from our high school's logo) worse than the B-17s (which have replaced the A-bombs on the logo)? Of course no single B-17 inflicted as much destruction as did the two A-bombs. But there were thousands of B-17s, and the blocks that they busted and burned in total caused far more destruction than did the two A-bombs. If morality points to the A-bomb as being less destructive than our B-17s, what justifies rewriting history to replace the A-bomb with which our city is so long and so closely associated with a B-17 which -- while reflecting great loyalty and sacrifice by Hanford workers -- was but a single event? -Mike WAGGONER ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Louise Fellows died Sunday, June 17. She was 97. She was my 3rd grade teacher at Lewis and Clark before I moved to Jefferson. She was one of the HomEc teachers at Chief Jo when I was there. She was a tireless community volunteer in her later years; a few years ago she was featured in the paper at a blood donation station or voting booth or some such. Look for the obit in the TC Herald (first mention only today) and at Einan's. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Richard ROBERTS ('49) John ADKINS ('62), John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie Lewis ARMSTRONG ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane MURPHY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra ILLIG ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Your post of 6/20 hit the nail on the head. It seems some "politically correct" folks have to stir up what is really NOT an issue - you can ask anyone of the remaining older Bombers and they will tell you that the Beavers became Bombers because of the nuclear bomb. It makes me furious when I see this and kind of smacks with the same kind of untruths as those idiots who say there wasn't a Holocaust!! B.S. -Mary TRIEM Mowery, a '47 Bomber and proud of it. See you at the silver jubilee of Club 40 in Sept. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) What is this political correctness nonsense? It has been clearly established by an accurate account of history that we are Bombers, proud of it, and that our logo is the Bomb. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Updated '62 50 Year Reunion Attendees list http://richlandbombers.1962.tripod.com/62-reunion.pdf To: Class of '62 members Check out the updated list of registered class members at our class Web Page -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - 2nd day of Cool Desert nights - and it's raining **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: B-17 Just out of curiosity, assuming that the ever-lurking, politically correct, revisionist historians at RHS have finally managed a successful sneak attack (perhaps somewhat like Pearl Harbor) on the former school mascot, does anyone out there in River City know exactly who the culprits are. Come on, don't be afraid to name names. Perhaps if we can't have it elsewhere, we can at least have a modicum of transparency in Richland. -John ALLEN ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Judi PEARSON ('54) Linda REINING ('64), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig KING ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: longest day Common error as to longest day. The solstice is not always the longest or shortest... it must take a while to turn around. Or some such. Friday and Saturday were longer and Sunday finally is a minute shorter. To Dorothy KEYS ('52), ol' friend, happiest Birthday [on 6/20] even tho the days grow shorter...Long long time no see. Re: caps I must apologize for getting us however briefly into that Bomb- Bomber thing. I have positively been a Bomb advocate (the mascot not the real thing) since the damn thing was adopted. Hal LUDWIG ('45) and I put this together long distance and we made several changes until we arrived at the final design. We put all the mascots on the hat in print, and added the Bomber to those many Bombers who admired the old Day's Pay. No B-29 was considered, the design was too big for the hat. OK? We did not consider that a desecration (watch your, spelling AKA), nor do I consider the debate akin to the denial of the OMG Holocaust. What we really were after was this donation to gain a few bucks for the Scholarship fund. And it did, $300 plus. -Dick McCOY From the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) Re: Warren STRATTON ('52-RIP) We have lost another notable Bomber. Warren passed away on June 15, 2012 in Bedford, NH. Warren wasn't one to "blow his own horn" and always remained the Warren he was from the time I meet him in 1951. Warren was a caring friend, a good man in every sense of the word. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Go in peace, Warren. Bomber Tears, -Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) I really wish I understood WHY some take it upon themselves to constantly try to change history! Col-His (I'll never call it Richland High still irks me that some decided to change the name of the high school and got away with doing it) mascot has always been the bomb, and it will always be that way, as far as I am concerned! I never even heard of Days Pay til I read it in the Alumni Sandstorm... we are "Bombers", named for the BOMB, not a plane that dropped the bomb! This just infuriates me! Too bad that this wasn't put to a vote... the "old-timers", who still live in Richland and would have been allowed to vote, would have made darn sure that the mascot was NEVER changed to a plane!!!!! this is just so blasted aggravating. -Linda REINING (class of 64 and "PROUD OF THE BOMB" Bomber **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: The Bomb Mascot I agree with all who wrote in on 6/23/12! If you stop and think, there are more BOMBERS than the Day's Pay thingie!! Yes more Alumni had the Bomb as their mascot! But then in this day & age the majority doesn't rule, which SUCKS! The Bomb is my School, Columbia High aka Col-Hi's Mascot and will always be! So you new kids on the block, go play some place else!!! You're not REAL BOMBERS! (Sorry if I stepped on toes). but as they say the TRUTH HURTS! Real Bombers Rule! -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Roy BALLARD ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil BELCHER ('51) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harold GIBSON & Baret Ann McINTYRE ('53) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) & Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the anniversary of a pair of Bombers; she is definitely one of The Bomber Babes, while his claim to fame is that he is the older brother of a fellow class mate. So let's have a hearty Bomber cheer for Baret Ann and Harold (both from the class of '53). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers can't make up their minds; will it rain or will the sunshine. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Bomb To: Linda REINING ('64) In 1988 our oldest son was a junior, our youngest was a sophomore. There was a vote at RHS by the STAFF AND THE KIDS as to what the Mascot of the school was, at that time the principal was Gus Nash and according to Gus the vote tally was, "the mushroom cloud 1,084 votes, the bomb 45, the airplane got 40 votes and three atomic rings got 36 votes" Gus said that 1,205 of the school's 1,300 students cast ballots. Gus also said that only 4 of 64 staff members wanted to get rid of the cloud. The 4 being Pierson, Woodward, Bussman and Deatherage. That was the vote, how it went and that according to Gus was the final word on the situation. I believe that the "Bomber mural" was derived by Jim QUALHEIM ('70) to honor the people who paid for the "Day's Pay" which was paid for by all the people who worked at Hanford... those included people from Yakima, down the valley to the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla. I see no need for any more discussion. By the way the mural had to be changed from the original painting due to the fact that the lead plane was not the Day's Pay, the OK came from the person who did the original painting. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland also, the [10'2" high] "Bomb" still sits in my garage **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Venice Feaster ('73 Wenatchee - RIP) Maren... The obit is a bit mixed up and she did graduate from Wenatchee in 1973, I'm sure that she had friends at Marcus Whitman Grade School, Carmichael & Col-Hi. www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2012/04/12/venice-lundberg -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Colin "Sgt. Bubs" BLEILE ('55-RIP) 6/24/12 Tri-City Herald "Interment with Military Honors: Colin Sgt. Bubs Bleiler has been granted military honors for his service in the National Guard. We will have a brief ceremony at Sunset Memorial Gardens on Wednesday June 27, 2012, at 11am. If you would like to join us for this honorary service, all are welcome. (No reception following service.)" http://alumnisandstorm.com/Obits/pics12/RIP55BleilerColin12.htm Bomber tears, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Valarie Peery sent stuff & 1 Bomber Memorial Today: Connie MADRON ('60), Tim SMYTH ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), John CAMPBELL ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Valarie Peery (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty HISER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy BROOKS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Connie MADRON Hall ('60) Re: The Bomb When I was a proud Richland Bomber cheerleader from Columbia High School, I placed the bomb in the middle of the gym floor - not an airplane. Thank goodness; that would have been difficult!!! Bomber Cheers, -Connie MADRON Hall ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: 50 Year Beach Boys Tour Was very fortunate to be able to go to the Beach Boys reunion concert in Saratoga Springs, NY, Saturday night. Brought back a lot of memories and it was wonderful. I think about 50,000 fans were there. If they come to near where you are, by all means, go. -Tim SMYTH ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I'm getting a little tired walking point for Mike BRADY ('61), but found cherries for a buck a basket on the north side of Highway 2 about milepost 30. I figure it is easier to keep him current than get some late night phone from the Millionaires Club and have to drive down to Pioneer Square and take him home. I ran into Dave HANTHORN ('63) at Costco the other day and found out that he too is hooked on Prunus Serotina. Anyone know of a twelve step program for these boys. Their Cherry cravings pale in severity to David RIVERS ('65) and his cowboy hat. They keep their "hankerins" private, David On the other hand wears his out in public. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Cool Desert Nights Well the weather wasn't that great for Cool Desert Nights. Most cars didn't go on cruise on Friday evening and I had to take shelter in the Uptown Tavern (yes Dear, had to) Saturday afternoon when the skies opened up. I think I saw some "younger" guys there who used to try and park in the Senior's parking lot. I enjoyed running into some RHS including Perry MOORE ('63) and his wife Linda, John DALE ('63) and brother Mike (nice Plymouth rod), Tony SHARPE ('63) and his nice '55 Chev, Roy BALLARD ('63) and his really nice T-bird and Camaro, Lyman POWELL ('65) from EWU, David RIVERS ('65), and Don GANA ('64). I parked my green '50 next to Don's perfect black '55 Chevy Thursday at DQ. I also visited with my brother Rush ('52) and nephew Bob HINKLE ('75). Marilyn and I joined some friends at Jerry's Tavern Saturday night to listen to the band, Colorblind, play some hard rock - they had been rained out at Jackson's on Friday night. They're a local band - give 'em a list if you get a chance. My buddy, John Dale, hopefully will have his '55 in shape to make it down next year. Old friends and old cars make for a good time. Perry needs to get an old Ford though, so we can all park at Zip's again. Who says you can't go back? -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Richland Bombers from the Class of 1964 https://www.facebook.com/groups/149262121776411/ The "Richland Bombers from the Class of 1964" Facebook.com page has 125 members or approximately the number of classmates that show up for each reunion. Suppose there is a connection? Re: fun in Johnson Anyone within 60 miles or so of Johnson, WA ~ located just a few miles outside of Pullman towards Lewiston, ID http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaWzdxjxVrE -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Just don't get no better A weekend in Bombervile... how good does it get... we had everything from Babes to Music to rain and sun... just a great time to be home! I wuz spozed ta fly in with Jack GARDINER's ('61) daughter but she missed the plane... I can see how... the entire lot was full in Vegas and they pointed the way to some overflow lot that I never found... I finally pulled in to valet with my little '37 Plymouth coupe and knocked the lot boyz socks off... As usual, I pulled in for the DQ gathering on Thursday... Again, as usual the first person I ran into was Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62), but missed BALLARD ('63) and "Rubber duckie" ADAIR ('65-'67) but we all gotta talk to him later in the weekend. Chased John CAMPBELL ('63) all over the place trying to get more info on "Grama's" '50 Chevy, but finally connected Saturday and gotta crawl thru everything but the tail-pipes... I also managed to give Gus KEENEY ('57) his yearly tasteless Birthday card... most of the artist formerly known as the "Sorry 7" wuzn't scheduled to make the scene till Friday so when Chairman SIMPSON ('65) announced his bed time and Beaver ('65) ran him home, just went over to "Wild Child" Cecilia BENNETT's ('65) to make sure everything was set up for the Friday Parade and safe from the rain just in case... I've left tons of kids I saw out and for that I am sorry but you guys iz just so much fun ya overwhelm me! When I got to my room Chuck LOLLIS ('64) had left me a package tho I had hoped he would wait and see me during the week... too cool... Saturday morning, no one seemed to be up for Spudies so I met Ms. BENNETT and found a few of the gang hanging around... then at 11:30 we met Katie SHEERAN ('61), Judy KEPLINGER ('61), the Divine Ms. HOFF ('64), Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Kippy BRINKMAN ('62) for lunch. Off to the store to pick up "stuff" for the parade and meet Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) for coffee... then back to set up as the rain clouds loomed over the city... the parade, such as it was, was viewed either from inside the house or under a sycamore tree... VERY good crowd so who can complain... Of course Denny NALDER ('65) and his Cuzin Eddie ('72?) showed up (funny how Nalder can always make it but some kids that live in town always miss)... Beej ('65), WARFORD ('65), HARRAH ('65), DAVIS ('65), POWELL and the whole gang but KENNEY ('65) were busy watching the rain from inside the house... I have no idea what time the party broke up... I just know I could hardly keep my eyes open... since WARFORD hadn't eaten all day he wanted food and I hear that he, POWELL and a couple of them fast WEIHERMILLER girls ('63 and '67) went out fer sunthin ta eat and wuzn't seen agin fer several hours... they sure didn't make no pancake breakfast inna morning... that's fer sher... Cars wuz great till around 1 PM when the biggest storm I've seen in... well inna while broke... I'd been lookin' fer Jack GARDINER and Roger GRESS ('61) tried to lend a hand but Jack had left his phone in his other suit... I almost tripped over Jack as we were heading for our respective cars... I wuz gonna go get sumthin' ta eat but stopped by my room and zzzzz'd out for a couple a hours instead... The Party at SIMPSON's was fabuloso... tons of kids and even some younger Bomber-babes from the class of '67 reunion... we finally broke up without any intrusion from rain whatsoever... I then escorted Ellen and Cecilia to an all hours tattoo parlor I know on GWWay (can't give the name nor the address as it's invitation only) and the three of us got ourselves tattooed on various parts of our respective anatomies... ... now who says bein' a Bomber ain't the most fun you can have with your clothes on? well corse it can be pretty fun with yer clothes... uh... nevermind... I think I may have said it before... I LOVE BEIN' A BOMBER... Oh and on those class of '52 kids I read wuz missin' in one a the Sandstorms... Have ya checked the bathroom in the Uptown Tavern? I saw some people go in there and didn't see em come out... ... -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Valarie Peery (NAB) Re: Bomberopoly fundraiser http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Any/120626-IMB-00.htm The Richland High School Instrumental Music Boosters (RHS IMB) need your help!! We are raising money to replace instruments across the music program. The RHS IMB are creating an heirloom quality board game-- Richland Bomberopoly. This board is about Richland and Bomber pride. There will only be 1500 in this first edition. For $30, you can own a first edition of Bomberopoly. If you want to see your name or class on the board, it is a $50 tax-deductible donation. If you want to purchase a property, they start at $200. The boards will be ready in October. For more information on the RHS IMB or this fundraiser, visit us at http://www.rhsimb.org/ -Valarie Peery (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Linda Carol DENNY Guinn - Class of 1967 ~ 1948 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber memorial today: Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruthann HUTCHINS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian THOMPSON ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl C. BENNETT, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Bomberopoly fundraiser http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Any/120626-IMB-00.htm To: Valarie Peery (NAB) Richland High School Instrumental Music Boosters (RHS IMB) Questions and a suggestion (don't even know if suggestions will or can be considered): 1. Cover art sample: Planes are okay, if you are careful to make them the right model; love the uptown theater pic; but why no bomb like the one that we placed on the basketball court at halftime? Will the Beavers or Broncs mascots from pre-'43 be incorporated in some way? I hope the Richland Players and the Light Opera participate in sponsorship/recognition. 2. What is an "ad" and where will it appear? 3. I am strongly inclined to purchase a game, but wonder if we shall have the opportunity to see the final layout before the ordering deadline? I realize there's not much time, and graphic design is not an overnight process. 4. What is currently under consideration for the four spots occupied by railroads in the original game? The two utilities? Jail and Go To Jail? Will hotels and houses be the monopolizing/ winning mechanism? Nothing else pops into my mind right away, other than hot rods or related projects of our teen years. I assume (oops) the rules of play will mimic the original game. Player pieces that jump into my head are the graduation cap, a bomb, an airplane, a textbook. Too bad a basketball wouldn't stay put. 5. Rather than START, consider the possibility of GONE or WENT (virtually everyone who buys it will have GONE to RHS or WENT to Columbia High School). With the "education" associated with a high school, using the grammar lesson inherent in choosing a conjugation of GO would be appropriate. 6. I don't own a business, but I'm wondering if it would create legal issues to borrow a logo from some part of my professional life in the Intelligence Community/Army Intelligence/Naval Reserve Cryptology/USAF Security Service organizations? Certainly I'll check with our Security office first. Bomber Regards, ecb3 - -Earl C. BENNETT, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) from the last beautiful spring day in Central Virginia for a while (in the 50s tonight, but supposed to hit 100 by the time of our yard sale this Saturday). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Willie WEST - Class of 1975 ~ 1956 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bronc Memorial today: Marilyn DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie BIGELOW ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Still in Alaska, enjoying the cool temps. In spite of quite a bit of rain, I'm getting mowing and raking done and hope to borrow a "weed-whacker" for the high and bumpy parts. That may or may not help the mosquito situation. Highlight of the trip, so far, was helping my long-time neighbor and friend get her Alpacas ready for shearing and then being there for the shearing. Quite a process: a regular beauty shop with hair cuts, pedicures and tooth "grinding" for some of them. Alpacas are like some other animals: their teeth keep growing. I can't think of the word right now, but you know what I mean by "grinding'? (Smoke and all!) I think I got some pretty good pics, but forgot the cord to put them from my camera to laptop. Sure have been enjoying notes from Cool Desert Nights! Sorry about the rain, but maybe there were some nice rainbows? You 'car' guys and gals make the most of any chance to get together and show off! It's a fun weekend, as I recall. Oh my gosh... are we STILL hashing over the plane vs cloud??????? Too bad some people want to re-write history in the name of 'political correctness.' I guess as long as the Richland Bomber history books keep it in, future generations can look back and see what 'really was'. It would be a shame if it ended up being just an 'oral tradition' and lost along the way. Bomber hellos and wishes for a great summer, to all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ In sometimes sunny Butte, AK where the Kings are running and I'm missing out. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just wanted to take a moment to tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of Jeanette DUNCAN"s ('54) birthday. I just hope Jim at least does the dishes or takes you out to somewhere other than the Golden Arches/Carl's Jr. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are in alternating weather patterns of either warm or rainy days **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Anyone out there in Bomberland have a fix on the location or contact information for Mike Hughes? Last spoke to him a little over a year ago and am now at a dead end. I know his health was not great and now I'm starting to fret. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Earl BENNETT, III ('63) I am also doing a yard sale this week-end... the weather here is supposed to be nice... I hope so! I am trying to clear out "years" of stuff. I have several friends that when their parents have passed they have to dig thru lots and lots of "stuff"! I have determined that I will probably never use the old materials and patterns, and that I don't need 2 toasters, a blender I have never used, collectable Beanie Babies, and lots of toys and books that my grandaughter had stored here. My grandaugher, Bryanna, soon to be 10 years old, is here from Las Vegas for the summer. I told her any toys and books that she sells she will get the money... boy, did she sort thru stuff fast. She had 15 Barbie dolls, and decided she only needed 6! Next week we have a huge Fourth of July celebration here in Gleneden Beach, with pancake breakfast, parade, food booths, and then the fireworks at the bay in Lincoln City! I am so excited, since I have always had to work on the holidays... being retired is so great!! Well, off to tag more "stuff" -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ in sunny Gleneden Beach, OR where the kite festival last week-end was awesome!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Henry HALVERSON - Class of 1941 ~ 1921 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim WATTS ('54) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph MYRICK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HUNT ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred PHILLIPS & Lora HOMME ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [NOTE: This entry arrived via snail mail. - Maren] >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) To: Maren Is there any chance you would mind adding this flier to the Sandstorm, to help Club 40 advertise their Silver Jubilee? http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Any/120629-wat-Jublee.jpg If it can be done, please let us know what expense it might come to. We appreciate your consideration Thanks again!! -Jim WATTS ('54) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: 4th of July and side effects I am off to Dutch Harbor, AK for the 4th of July. My crew up there say the barge delivered the explosives early this week. They have the racks and mortars almost all set up and braced. And, it will be all pre-wired, so all we have to do is load. We set the equipment up on 2 trailers so we can put it all together inside a large high bay building. There are too many times when you cannot work outside setting up explosives. Yes the crabbers do it, but there is a big difference. An hour before show time we hook up the trailers and tow them out 1/2 mile to the shoot site. Since it is still daylight at midnight we shoot up in front of a big dark mountain for background so the fireworks show quite nicely. I got the contract this year for the Alaska State Fair. So I will spend a day there on the way home after J4 to complete logistics planning. The display this year has the largest number of effects and the largest variety that I have fired there. So if you are around on the 24th of August we fire at 10 PM sharp. Since I don't have a Propeller Beanie, I tip my hard hat to Bomber Alum Chuck LOLLIS, Jr ('64) who totally enjoys helping us set up displays. He doesn't want to light them, but is a hard worker and valued member of the team. Besides, he gets to watch from close enough to hear the sizzle of the fuses. The lead pyros ask for him and say he is a great worker and now knows enough to be really valuable on the team. So Thank You Chuck, we appreciate your efforts. Since early January I have had a BAD cough and choking amounts of gunk in my throat. I went to 3 different doctors (about 6 weeks apart) and each spent less then 5 minutes with me and gave me a prescription for something that did not work. Finally 3 weeks ago I walked into the UW health center and pleaded for help. I was in bad shape. My chest hurt from constant coughing so bad I had trouble breathing. The doctor spent 40 minutes asking me pointed questions and entering them in a computer. Then he examined me and asked "When did you start taking Lisinapril? (5 mg to steady my BP). "First week in January." I replied. And when did you start coughing? "2nd week in January." I replied. I thought I had caught the bad cough from the guy in my hospital room as he was constantly hacking. Doctor says "Stop taking the Lisinapril now and come back and see me in a couple of weeks. The two worst side effects of Lisinapril are BAD cough and laryngeal edema (gunk in throat). Moral in this story?... Get on the internet and check the side effects of any meds prescribed. And yes I quit coughing over about 10-12 days. And lastly... over the last 25 years I have spent countless hours preaching explosives safety and performance of display and special effects fireworks to anyone who will listen. I have written several levels of training programs and published numerous articles on safety in industry media. Fire Service people, Bomb Squads, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Law Enforcement (city, county, State, and multiple Federal) and of course pyros and wannabees. And I have spoken at numerous conferences and even the International Symposium on Fireworks several times over the years. But it was still a shock to me when 4 days ago, I received an invitation to be the Principle Speaker at the annual conference of Russian Pyrotechnics in Moscow USSR in October. This morning I accepted the invitation. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office where all are working long hours in ramping up to J4. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Yard Sales & the Like Janis ('65 Lion) & I had 3 parents pass away during a 14 month period in 1992-1993. We moved 2 full households from Walla Walla & Kennewick to Colfax. We filled our 2 car garage with treasures and 2 storage units at the Grange with antiques. 18 months later we had a very large yard sale. After weeks of work, a few tears and maybe a little shouting the day came... Bottom Line? We came within $5.00 of covering our $1,800.00 storage bill at the Grange. Lesson learned ~ One's treasures & antiques are another's junk. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Warren STRATTON - Class of 1952 ~ 1933 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: KC HAMMILL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan KINNEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri RAY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori KILLAND ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ECKERT ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Lisinopril cough First of all, good luck and safe journey, Larry, on your trip to Alaska. So enjoy your adventures with the fireworks displays. Secondly, I too had the same reaction to Lisinopril. Only taking 5 mg for slight blood pressure problem. Was fortunate in that my Dr. listened to my complaint of coughing--for five or ten minute periods--several times a day or more. He took me off of the Lisinopril and voila! No more coughing. Many doctors prescribe it because it was very inexpensive in comparison to other blood pressure medicines. However, now several very expensive ones have gone generic without the coughing side effect. No side effects since changing to another one. You are correct in suggesting checking side effects on your computer or even asking a pharmacist--they seem to know the "pill problems" better than the doctors. Go BOMBERS!!! -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Brother BEHYMER's ('64) musings reminded me of a Herman cartoon I once saw. Some schlumpf is holding up a sign to another man that says Garage Sale and says "You misspelled GARBAGE". -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2012 ~ July, 2012