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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ July, 2012
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/01/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56) Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Maren, No Sandstorm on Comcast on 6/28, 6/29 or today [6/30]. 6/27 came in late in the afternoon. I will call them if you call from your end too. [I called Friday. Still not "fixed". -Maren] Sounds like it is pretty hot down there in Gretna, LA. Talked to my associates in Lake Charles, LA and he said "...damn, Bill, It's so hot here you could cook boudin on the sidewalk..." Yum. -Bill BERLIN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Larry MATTINGLY's (60) entry of June 29 My husband and I have both had what we thought was whooping cough. Armand had it over 10 weeks, and I've had it over 6 weeks. We went through 3 series of antibiotics, and I am currently on the 4th (and still coughing!). Interestingly, I have had a cough since I had my heart attack in January, and so had Armand. What Larry MATTINGLY ('60) opened our eyes to is that our 'whooping cough' is probably a reaction to blood pressure medicine. They put me on Lisinopril after my heart attack. Armand is on a different medicine, but he appears to have the same reaction. It seems like the longer you are on it, the more you react. What really irritates me is that I have NEVER had high blood pressure. I was on a low dose of generic Lopressor as a migraine preventative (it really works - no migraines when I am on this medicine), not for high blood pressure. They added Lisinopril and doubled the Lopressor. Is there a doctor in the house? Re: New Great Grandma On a happier note, my granddaughter just had her baby, so I have another great-grandchild. However I have not seen him in person, as we need to get the whooping cough (Pertussis) vaccine. There is an epidemic of it in Washington State. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where I have coughed so hard, I've pulled muscles I never knew I had. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Dang time goes fast It seems like just yesterday I was watching the rain in Richland and here I am in the heat in Vegas already... I must say, that the weather has been nice... I drove a Roadster today... but I'm already way homesick... From his post and slide show, I gotta say John CAMPBELL ('63) was much more observant than I last weekend... he saw lots of people that I always look for but missed... I must say tho it wasn't all that bad being stuck in the house in the rain with the Divine Ms. HOFF ('64), Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63), Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Cecilia BENNETT ('65) (each also divine of course)... I haven't seen Jo (Mills) MILES ('64) pictures yet so I'll hafta see if he can really take pictures of cars... and no sneaking in John's pix... He and Terry WERNER ('65) musta planned for the rain because they showed up in a Jeep... not a hot red one like Cecelia's either... speaking of time flying... I was listening to Norm N. Nite this afternoon and he was playing songs from '61... he always does an hour of "remember when" and plays songs from one year... I was rocking and reliving my yute, when he said "That song was number such and so 51 years ago today." I thought I'd faint... then I realized the class of '61 had their 50th reunion last summer and '62 will be having theirs in August... yipes... I expect good reports from Kippy ('62) and Doug HAWKINS ('62), particularly on how well Ellen ('63) behaves herself and whether she talks them in to getting tattoos at the all night tattoo parlor... wuz kinda hoping Kippy would wear her Song Leader outfit, but as I recall she passed the skirt and sweater down and only kept the goo gaas that went on it... maybe Connie DAME ('65) will model her Majorette uniform... yowsie... it is worth it kids! Well it seems like only yesterday that these three kids were having their special days and here they are again! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to George "Pappy" SWAN ('59); Richlard ANDERSON ('60) and Jill BUTLER ('63) on July 1, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Pattie CRIGLER ('59), Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David SHERRARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pattie CRIGLER Cole ('59) Looking for help from the know-all Bombers out there. My son owns my mom's old "B" house and is looking for an electrician to rewire and bring up to code one side of the house. He would like someone familiar with these old houses. He would also like someone to take a look at and possibly do some repair to the cinder block foundation. Thanks in advance for any help. -Pattie CRIGLER Cole ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) Re: Lisinopril I have to add my own feelings and experiences with this drug. Aside from my own very personal experience of the side effects of this drug when mixed with other medications, a former neighbor of mine broke out in a head to toe extremely itchy rash - he ended up in emergency, and a dermatologist who happened to be at the hospital took one look at him and said "Lisinopril?" When he said yes, she said that she didn't know why that medication is still on the market. Other side effects experienced by people range from anxiety, agitation and excessive worrying to sore muscles. The cough is just one side effect. -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) ~ back from sunny Kauai to cloudy Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Lisinopril The last stints that hubby, Frank had put in they added Lisinopril. Not for high blood pressure per say, but to keep the blood vessels opened up or something like that. He has had this bad cough for ages now. I thought he would have gotten over it when he quit smoking, but not so. NOW I know why. I looked it up and 'tiredness' was another side effect. He seems to be tired a lot and I'm thinking it's from the medicine. I think he should get off of the medication for the time being to see if the cough is due to that. He doesn't have high blood pressure at all. Never has. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We've had a half decent summer so far. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber babes Don'tcha just bet everybody would love to be Bombers... specially those ones that married Bomber-babes and then call us a cult... I'll show you cult buddy boy... Getting to be just a might hot here in Vegas and I'd just love to be back in Richland with my buds... got a message on Facebook from one of our '65er Bomber- babes asking for a phone number of one of the gang for her Brother-in-law... did he ask for my number? Noooooooooooo! But who did they go to for the number? Yup! No matter what Jimbeaux ('63) thinks I don't know "everybody"! That's ok... I hate talking on the phone anyway... I'm always in trouble with the Donut Delinquents because I never turn on my phone... I figger it's to call out... but I guess some people feel otherwise... I know a couple of those guys have told me they NEVER turn theirs off... gads... I'm sorry but it just ain't my style... I don't have a Smart phone and I don't have an iPad... I have a dumb phone that plays "Don't worry Baby" for Richland kids, "God only Knows" for my daughter (we used to sing "God only knows what I'd be without shoes... ") and Charlie Daniel's "In America" for everyone else... that's the extent of my phone's thinking ability... and remember... Machete don't text... but that's not why I'm here today... I gotta wish one of them beeeeeeuuuuteeeful Bomber-babes from the class above me an HB on her special day, July 2, 2012, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jamie WORLEY ('64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lisa BRATTON ('12?) "Richland's Bratton advances to women's 200 back semifinals" article in 7/1/12 TC Herald Congratulations, Lisa!!! I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable 4th of July! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ in a very hot Richland! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike BRADLEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie GANT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Good Evening. I have not seen a Sandstorm entry for several days. I do not know what the problem is since I seem to be getting E-mail from other sources. -Mike BRADLEY ('56) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/12 ~ FOURTH OF JULY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Mike WAGGONER ('60) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Leoma COLES ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) & Jinnie ECKERT ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Happy birthday Happy belated [7/3] birthday to classmate and good buddy, Charlie GANT, from that wonderful class of '53, celebrating their 60th (get outa here) next year. Im sure that Norma will be baking a cake, but just use one candle for each ten years, or you could burn the place down. I'm sure that Watts and I could share many stories about old Charles, but, believe me, the sandstorm is not the place for R rated stories (X?). Edna and I wish you good one. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from very sunny and temps in the 90s Sacramento **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) No tip of the propeller beanie today, except to honor the Nation's birth. But, I wouldn't want it to get blown away in all the celbratory fire-works (legal or otherwise). I'm also a bit remiss in not wishing Charlie GANT ('53) a happy one yesterday [7/3], he is, after all, Phil's older brother. And a sometimes "escort" for Norma. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers say it will be a pleasant day today but cool in the evening during the sanctioned fireworks. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Bomber Luncheon Class of 1960 DATE: Saturday, July 7 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 MARGARITAS in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) The current Consumer Reports says that Kadlec Hospital in Richland is the fifth best in the U.S. Perhaps those of us who have wandered away should return home for our health? -Mike WAGGONER ('60) ~ Boulder, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Happy Birthday Jamie WORLEY ('64) on 7/2... I hope you are doing well! So Happy 4th to all... I am so excited to be in Gleneden Beach where it is a big event!! There is a pancake breakfast in the am and then a huge parade at 1 pm.. and of course the awesome fireworks at Lincoln City, OR! I have some friends from Salem coming down to join me and my granddaughter and we are really looking forward to the 4th. It is the first time I have had the holiday off in 10 years, in fact my daughter was pregnant with my granddaughter the last time we were here on the 4th!! Time does fly...:) -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ from a sunny day at the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch Is there anyone in the Richland area who would be willing to take over the management of the monthly all Bomber lunches that Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) organized and managed? I was listed as a contact along with Patti, but she did all of the work. I am unable to take this on, but I'd hate to see these lunches die out. I don't know where all of the contact info that she had is, but I'll try to help whomever accepts the torch. Missing Patti, -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Desert Inn Remodel from 7/1/12 TC Herald This will bring back memories of a lot of Bombers! Re: Happy 4th everyone! Enjoy this fireworks display on YouTube: Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Danny WALKER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Bomberville It took a brief stopover (10 months) in Kennewick, but I am back in Richland after 53 years in the Seattle-Tacoma area. It's good to be "home" and the Spudnuts are just as good as they were in the 1950s. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Desert Inn Remodel from 7/1/12 TC Herald "This will bring back memories of a lot of Bombers!" Boy, it sure did for me. At the beginning of my sophomore year I met Judy BOWEN Pies ('60) in P.E. class and we became fast friends. Judy was the stepdaughter of Wally Bowen (RIP), the manager of the Desert Inn. She and her mom Mary (RIP) and Wally lived in the hotel. The parents had a sort of one-room suite and Judy had a connecting room like a studio apartment. I thought it was so glamorous to live in a hotel. They took all of their meals in the coffee shop and/or dining room, or they ordered room service. We had a lot of sleepovers and it was so strange-- you had to be dressed to go down for any food and drink; no midnight snacks in your jammies. We also swam in the pool a lot. I seem to remember Ralph BENOLIEL ('59) as a lifeguard some of the time. Judy lives in Redmond, OR, near her children. Her husband Bill Pies passed away about five years ago. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: America Hi Dear Bombers.... When we were in chorus with Mr. Stell we sang a song........ maybe you remember "My Own America"..... It went like this, "My Own America, beloved land of liberty, hear in my heart there'll always be, a song of love for you. From sun kissed mountain tops, I see the fragrant plains below......... I watch your mighty rivers flow........ through my America. Where Freedom is the watchword....... where Justice is for all......... where men would rather........ rather die...... then let old Glory fall"............. and so it went. I am looking at those sun-kissed mountain tops and watching the Columbia River flow outside of my window. My heart is so full and grateful that I was raised in this land. This is not a perfect land and we have our problems...... but I think we have been so privileged and blessed to have all that we have and the ability to be able to reach out to others around the world. I am so thankful that most of us have cherished memories of our childhood and the freedoms we hold dear. God bless you all, Bomber friends, on this our country's Birthday. "Happy Birthday, America!!!!!" -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ in the Columbia Gorge where it is cool, cloudy and the full moon is sailing through the sky! (I wrote part of this in day time and part at night) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Steve CARSON ('58) Carol CONVERSE ('64) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Swimming at the Desert Inn was even more exciting when we would jump the fence after hours. We always got caught and sent packing, but cooler for the experience. Air conditioning in the day were blowers that would suck air through fiber mats with water dripping on them. [aka swamp coolers] 107 here in Chicago today and even the modern equipment is having a hard time keeping up. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Curt, welcome home to Bomberland! We are still quite anxious to move back, but will still be a few months or a year or so. To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Donni, I never did hear "My Own America", but I like it! Thanks for sharing. Where about in the Columbia Gorge do you live? We once thought of retiring in Hood River. There is a Victorian home about 5 miles or so before you get to Hood River that we've called our house for several years. It's white and very elegant looking, at least from the highway. We look for it each time and say "yup, it's still there", haha. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA where we actually saw the fireworks last night WITHOUT fog **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Good morning Bombers! Glad to see the Sandstorm showing up in my box again (comcast--aaarrghh). I've got some dates to plug... ready? I'm with Johnny Mathis on: July 20th--Vienna, VA at Wolftrap July 22nd--Syracuse, NY Sept 7th--Louisville, KY Sept 9th--Indianapolis, IN Oct 11th--Albany, NY I'm telling you, the man can still sing... he's nearly 78! I'm also in Ft. Wayne, IN July 26-28th at Snickerz, St. Louis on Aug. 3-4 doing fundraisers with the Sips & Giggles Comedy Tour. RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM on Sept. 14th. That's enough for now. I'm sailing to Alaska tomorrow on Royal Caribbean. -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Gary WILGUS - Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Bill BERLIN ('56) Ray LOESCHER ('57) Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Comcast I am now getting the Sandstorm daily from Comcast. They did not admit any guilt for missing several days but all of a sudden I got five Sandstorms within the space of a couple of minutes. Re: Gary WILGUS ('57-RIP) Very sorry to hear of Gary's passing and I did read about it in the July 1 Seattle Times. I was fortunate to have been able to hang with Gary over the years and we got along so well. He was a fun guy and always up for doing something new or interesting or both. He had cool hair too. It did not surprise me that he went into weather forecasting for the military as I think that might have been something that really interested him on a daily basis. For what it is worth, I call Fleet Weather over at CFB (Canadian Forces Base) Esquimalt (Victoria, BC area) and get their forecasts as they have all the "toys" to really get the weather right, and a long way out too. I can see Gary doing that for the Air Force. I wish I had known that he was as close to me in north Seattle because I would have tried to hook up with him. Godspeed, Gary. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where it is going to be 75F today, the Orca whale pods (x 3) are out in Rosario Strait just in front of my house, the Sockeye salmon are all over the place, no fires, no floods, just sun. Life is good. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray LOESCHER ('57) Re: '57 reunion? Anyone know if there's going to be a 55 year reunion for the class of '57? I heard some time ago there would be something in conjunction with Club 40, but nothing since. -Ray LOESCHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Carol, we live in Stevenson about 1 mile from the Skamania Lodge. We are a great stop for anyone on the way to Portland or someone traveling the other direction, right off of Hwy 14. I get to look at the Columbia River every day! We love it here and spend a lot of time in Hood River, just 20 miles down the road. Hood River is a darling town and has a spectacular view of both Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. I think the elegant White House you are speaking of is the "White House" which has been made into a winery. Our fireworks display was fantastic! We get to stay right here on our property and see the Skamania show, the Cascade Lock show and all the other neighbors shows in the area also. We used our fire pit for the first time this fourth! Come see us Bombers, we would love to have you come visit! We have already had several of you. -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ in the Columbia Gorge where the sun is shining, the cool mountain breezes are whispering and the wildflowers are waving their heads ....... and the bunnies are tasting all my plants!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Patrick FARRIS - Class of 1995 ~ 1977 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Larry BELT and Dan HAGGARD ('57) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tammy JANES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry BELT and Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: Class of 1957 55 Year Reunion The class of 1957 will celebrate their 55 year class reunion during the Silver Anniversary of Club 40. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Club 40 and will be held at the Richland Red Lion Hotel on September 7th and 8th. Friday night at Club 40 will include social time together with all classes, special entertainment program "Sagebrush Follies Updated", and heavy hors devours. Saturday evening promises, a wonderful dinner, program and dancing. Tables will be setup for our class. Please plan on coming to your reunion this year!!! Sign up forms were included with the Spring/Summer, 2012, edition of the Club40 DustStorm and are also available on the Club40 website: Sincerely, -Larry BELT and Dan HAGGARD, Class of 57 representatives Go Bombers!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) -- for Patti JONES ('60-RIP) Re: Patti's All Bomber Luncheon Richland Patti's ALL Bomber lunch will continue and I've been told that somebody will pick up the torch soon. In the meantime, this is the "reminder" text that Patti used to send before each lunch: Build old/new friendships. Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish... OK if you don't. WHEN: Saturday, July 14, 2012 WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA 99353 Building used to be Coney Island Heading west from Richland on Van Giesen JD's is on the right side just two buildings from the river. Building with Maroon lettering says "JD Diner". TIME: Lots come around 12:30pm Luncheon time: 1pm. This helps the restaurant if they are crowded. PRICE: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served all day. Prices range from $4.50 - $13.95 (add drink, tax, and tip) Invite family and friends. Bomber spouses and friends are welcome! Looking forward to also seeing out-of-town Bomber visitors. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have one birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken HEMINGER ('56) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53wb), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) David RIVERS ('65), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Re: Robin Williams as the American Flag -Rex HUNT ('53wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: 100 year-old Idaho woman on Jay Leno -Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The fastest kid I ever knew He's one of those guys I think of fondly and often. I've only run in to him a few times in the last few years but I always think of him as the fastest kid I ever knew. He still uses his kid name which I really like. I was never a Dave or a Davy... I was always David... only one of my really close friends ever called me Dave and that was WARFORD ('65) he doesn't any more but he did when we were kids... I'm watching "Aliens" on TV, trying to figure out the movie "Prometheus" that I saw the other night... maybe I need to see "Alien" again to figure it out but this one doesn't make a whole lotta sense given the ending of the one I just saw... Not sure why I think I should try and figure out a movie... Maybe because I enjoyed the Matrix movies so much and I want this one to be as good but I'm not having much luck... maybe it's too much for my little pea brain... at the same time I'm laying off the coffee (yes cold, ML ('63), Ellen ('63) and Cecilia ('65))... I found it made my stomach ache and made me feel like I was anxious in my chest tho I wasn't actually feeling any anxiety in fact... if that makes any sense... I miss the taste of the coffee but that's about it... I drink it VERY strong and cold all day from morning to night... thought it didn't keep me from sleeping but I think I'm finding I was wrong about that too... doubt if I will try decaffeinated as I'm not sure I could make it strong enough to enjoy the taste... I'm sure this is very instructive and entertaining so I think I'll just get back to that kid I've admired so much over the years and say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Billy RULON ('64) on your special day, July 10, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch Hi Spokane Area Bombers... Just a note about the status of Spokane Bomber Lunches. Northern Quest Casino has closed the Woodlands restaurant and expanded it's buffet. Sunday brunch at the buffet is $13.95 and the regulars have suggested finding a new place to hold the lunches. So we need to do 2 things.... 1. Next Sunday July 15th we will meet at Perkins Downtown Spokane, at 12 E. Olive, the corner of Trent and Division. We will meet at 11:30 for coffee and order Lunch around 12:00 noon... We will just have see how this goes... (please RSVP for this lunch only) 2. I have been using the lunch mailing list that came from Jan BOLLINGER Persons ('60-RIP) several years ago. We need to update that list... So If you know a Bomber in Spokane (or the Spokane area) who is not on the list let me know and I will add them. If you are on the mailing list and would like to be removed let me know and I will do so. Several people have complained about the lunches being held on Sunday, Should we change the day of the week or keep it on Sunday? Is there enough interest in continuing the lunches to keep them going? Or should we just cancel them altogether? Anyone out there have a burning need to be the lunch organizer? I would be more than happy to share! Last.. anyone have a good idea of where we can move the lunches to? Many complaints that Northern Quest was too far to travel! Remember that Sunday is one of the busiest days at restaurants, so a place like Perkins may not be a good choice! Your assignment is to provide feedback... Where do we go from here? -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for '66 Girls Please let me know if you will be to attend our lunch at 12:30pm on Thursday, July 19th, at Rosy's Ice Cream and Diner. They are located at 404 Bradley Blvd. off GWWay. The phone number is 943- 4102. Currently 14 classmates have sent me messages that they will be there. I hope more will be able to join us. Please RSVP Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ in Richland where we finally have our very hot weather in the 100s! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Cherries To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I ran across a photo the other day and I thought that a kid with a cherry for an eyeball, could only be one person: can you confirm that this is a young Mike BRADY ('61)? Other photos are things that look a little like cherries but don't be fooled. They are nearly as good but don't have that stolen flavor of memory served correctly. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ feels and looks like summer here in near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Always has been ya know... there are some kids you have just always known... you didn't "meet" them... you just always knew them... Like Missy TINKER ('65)... I've always know her... Marsha GOSLIN ('65)... never remember not knowing her... Now Jack KEENEY ('65) I met him... remember the very moment... Wellsian Lake... our Dads took us fishing... now it may be because I think that was probably the only time my Dad ever took me fishing... but I also remember my Dad saying Jack's Pop was the best pipe fitter ever born... I haven't a clue between a plumber and a pipe fitter but I do remember that... kinda like hearing "Lavender Blue" going to the dump with my dad and him not changing the station... remember it like yesterday... I remember meeting Ricky WARFORD ('65) and Allen GREEN ('65) being the one that introduced us... but I've always known Brian JOHNSON ('65) and Carl "Beaver" BEYER ('65)... funny how that works... I definitely remember meeting Terry DAVIS ('65) but as with most things involving Terry, that's an X-rated story... anyway, I seem to have always known the Birthday Bomber-Babe and I've always been a big fan... she is just one of those Babes you just love knowing and so you do your best to keep in touch... and we do... sometimes there are intervals between touches, but we do keep in touch... I just hope she knows how much I think of her and wish her a wonderfully HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cindy PAYTON ('65) on her special day, July 12, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin St.JOHN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry KLUTE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Tom VERELLEN's ('60) Cherry Eyeball Picture Ha, ha, a..leck! -Mike BRADY ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Betty CONNER ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora METCALF ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Re: Another Bomber "returning home"... I am leaving here sometime today [7/13] (by noon, I hope) - moving from Vancouver, WA to Richland. I have a daughter, 2 granddaughters and their spouses, and 3 great grandkids, plus my sister (LaRee CONNER Pratt ('50), and her 2 daughters and their kids. I have another granddaughter who lives in Yakima area. She has 2 babies. I'm leaving here where I have a daughter and son, and my daughter's son and 2 granddaughters. I must have moved 20 times (have never counted) before - with us and the 6 kids. This is the hardest move, ever. Doug ('52-RIP) isn't with me to help and lend muscles and a strong shoulder to lean on. I have Uma, my Dauschund, who loves to cuddle, and bark. She's been a support to me since Doug passed on, followed by my oldest daughter, Sharon, 8 months later. My daughter's widower has been very supportive, as has their daughter, who just got engaged. She has a brother, and he has a son, who will be four this winter. I will miss them terribly. We still haven't sold our 65 acres and our home in Goldendale, WA. Therefore - I'm renting - and praying hard that someone will come and appreciate the night sky, and all the wildlife, and the view of the Klickitat Valley. I'm anxious to get to Richland, and start getting reacquainted with Church Friends, and with my High School Friends. I have an unimaginable amount of Family History to enter into There will never be a time that I don't have some of that to be done. Seems like kids of today are born knowing how to connect online, and call up information. As a latecomer to computers, I know enough to get myself in big trouble, and my son Todd has bailed me out often enough. I have grandkids there that I can depend on. When I get an email address and get hooked up there, and get my stuff unpacked, I will let you know the new email address. My daughter, Susan, will be here shortly to disconnect my computers and pack my car. The U-Haul will leave here tomorrow [7/14]. I'm excited about our '52 Class reunion. I've always loved attending those. Those hard-working people who see to planning, and carrying out the celebrations don't get enough credit. Thanks, Ladies!!! My grandson will be coming back from Brazil the end of this month, where he has been for two years on a Mission. The other grandson is going to come in on leave from the Army. He's stationed in Texas. We'll be having a family party in Lynnwood when they get here. So much going on. Luv, Me -Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I love you Steve SIMPSON ('65) I'm writing this today so that I don't have to feel rushed when things start going further south than they already have. I want to include as much as comes to mind and won't push send until I feel I have it right... it will be long and disjointed for that reason and maybe not of much interest, in part, to some... that's why we have "scroll". I met Steve SIMPSON ('65) in the 6th grade. I only know that because that's when I went to Jason Lee... I don't remember meeting him, I just remember him being there alla time. Most of the time, if Steve was there, you knew Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) would be near. I remember him with his huge toothy grin... I mean toothy... At our 40th Reunion Steve and MURPHY ('65) were voted the kids who hadn't changed a bit (I'm sure you were runner up Cecilia ('65)). I remember the day Steve was working on a balsa wood plane and he made a cut with his trusty exacto knife using his leg to hold the wing of the plane... no need to explain further... he still has a large scar and got in trouble for ruining his new pants. Steve was the only other kid I know that Davis relished in tormenting. Terry would explain to me when we were in our 50s why he took such joy in "keeping me in my place" but I never knew why he did it with Steve. One thing, if there is a one thing, I have admired about Steve all these years is that he always saw "all the colors". I said that to Terry one day when Terry and I were going to pick up a car Erin's Grandfather had given them. He agreed. No matter how old we got, Steve never saw gray. The one thing that always made me feel deeply ashamed was a night a bunch of us were riding in Cappy HAINES ('63 RIP) baby blue '61 Ford Convertible (OK now kids... this is how I remember it... if Cappy never owned such a car don't confuse me with the facts, my mind's made up) and jumping off the back to see if we could run fast enough not to fall... I fell... badly and to avoid ruining the seats with blood and because I didn't feel so hot, I asked to be returned to my car at Zip's so I could maybe go home and lick my wounds... Steve was there as I got out of the car with his big toothy grin and I punched him in the stomach... years later, when I told him how sorry I was, he was totally gracious... And, to top things off... When, during R2K, my secret love since 7th grade, Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) demanded to know: "Who are you!?", Steve came to my rescue by saying: 'That's David Rivers, everybody knows David" Course it didn't keep me from peeing my pants... . I also have a vivid memory of the two of us going on a hay ride with some girls for a birthday party. I was with one cousin and he the other... Steve says he never went out with that girl (and would darn well remember if he did, but I did go with the other girl) and has no memory of the ride... See Jimbeaux ('63) sometimes we just don't know. When I bought my daughter, Sarah, a cute little VW convertible, it was Steve who picked it up and stored it for us till we could fly up to Seattle to pick it up One time Terry and I were trying to figure out how to pull down a very large Rail Road sign I had been stalking for years. The last one in the old turn table yard in L.A. that was original. I had been putting penetrating oil on the bolts for months and it was ready to be gently extracted. We took a rope over one morning and decided we would ruin it if it fell too hard. We needed another warm body. We called Steve and said he should fly down for dinner and then we'd all go to Muscle Beach. Steve bit and we went and had a wonderful dinner. Then we went to T's and got the rope. I gave Erin a credit card in case we ended up in the slammer. When we got to the sign, Steve wanted no part of our little 6th grade antics. Dunno if we went to Venice the next day or not. AS some of you know, the '65ers (fka Sorry 7) get together every year. It started at a reunion, when we wanted to take a picture of all the '65ers who were born at Kadlek. Naturally, kinda like the plan Number 32 ('63) and I of taking pix of all the Bomber Marines, we forgot till everyone had headed out. So a few of us piled in the back of Ricky WARFORD's ('65) pick-up and headed over. Jack KEENEY ('65) joined us so there were 7, five of which were born in Richland. (the best laid plans and all that)... Then Ricky said 5 year reunions were too long and we needed to meet every year, which we do. Tony HARRAH ('65) said we hadda get a bottle of wine and the last man standing gotta drink it. We laughed because we both thought of it about the same time. Can't fo the life of me remember what book, story or movie that thought came from. Maybe I should ask Tony. The others in the picture were Steve, Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and DAVIS. We all got copies of the picture which I framed and we all autographed them for each other. The "Sorry 7" was never meant to suggest we 7 were the best pals... just the ones who showed up for the picture. This year Steve changed the name of the gathering officially to the "Annual Bomber Gathering" We want anybody and everybody to show up! Our get together has changed over the years. We used to meet on Friday at 25 Margaritas or whatever it is called these days... I loved it because there were always tons of kids from other classes there... turns out some of the guys don't like the food and Steve always wanted to watch the CDN's parade. As luck would have it... the lovely Ms. BENNETT ('65) happened to buy a home which was right on GWWay near the uptown and it made the perfect spot to watch the cars. Our Saturday night parties were usually at Carl "Beaver" BEYER's and Sunday mornings we'd go to Brian JOHNSON's ('65) for breakfast. One particular Saturday night party was held at Lyman POWELL's ('65)... no clue why, but we decided to have a Toga Party and in between reruns of "Tour of Duty" I think we watched Animal House. This was Steve and Ruth's first public sleep over. Well you can just imagine... We met Ruth as Steve and she were pulling into the parking lot of the Hampton. Terry jumped out and mooned them. So the first glimpse of Terry Ruth ever got was Terry's hairy... uh you get the picture... T and I couldn't wait for Ruth and Steve to leave the hotel so we could give the a more formal welcome... Terry got the room key by charming some young thing at the desk and we set to work. Short sheets, shaving cream on the toilet seat, open all windows and screens and leave the lights on, unscrew the bathroom light and licked the key so it needed to be re keyed... All night long T and I played "Mission Impossible" Humming the theme very loudly... Steve even joined us... When they got to the room, Ruth needed the potty badly... the key didn't work... when Steve finally returned with new keys she knew something was amiss when the light wouldn't turn on... we were busted... When Steve was first diagnosed with the big c... or rather several big c's, we knew it wouldn't be long... as his health began to depart, we held his "Oh Sh...t Don't die before your party-party" at Tony HARRAH's up North... it was grand... Brian is convinced we haven't been invited back because of Brian's fire building skills... Tony says it isn't so. It was a huge gathering and we were able to do a "Sorry 7" remake... as well as several not so sorry Bomber-babe shots... Steve's new name during the last couple of years was "Simps" Gary CROW ('65) gave him that. Steve loved it. Steve and Jimbeaugh share the same birth date. So on his birthday after his "going away party" Steve had us all over for a joint Party. We let him know that if he continued to get better, there was still only one going away party per customer... Over the years, Steve and many of the guys, have come down to vegas for car show. They each get one of my cars and off we go. Steve has hadda ball. This January, Steve insisted that the Saturday Party be at his place. Given the state of his health last year and as we had talked over the months, I had my doubts. When June came, however, He looked better than I'd seen him in a long time. We walked for several hours on Thursday at the DQ and on Friday he and Ruth were at Ceci's with bells on. The rain made it so we had to stay in the house and he told us all it was the best seat he'd ever had for the car parade. It gave Steve time to talk to some kids he didn't often get to see. He spent a great deal of the evening telling Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) all about himself. One of his stories I overheard was one of Number 10 ('64) mentioning something to Steve about Steve... Steve was elated... "Ray STEIN knows who I am!" he exclaimed... see what i mean about still seeing alla colors? We were able to hold the Saturday night Party at Steve and Ruth's. The place was packed and Steve was a total social butterfly. A couple of us had commented to each other on how the desire to have the party may very well have given Steve the strength he needed to hang on. Steve was admitted to Kadlek on Thursday with brain swelling. The steroids worked well enough that he didn't have to go straight to Hospice. Steve is spending some time at home with his very special wife, Ruth. We are all indebted to Ruth and some of us have some minor understanding of what she has been going through. Ruth is not a Bomber... but Ruth will always be a BOMBER-BABE! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Keith HUNTER ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Dwight CAREY ('68), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn EKLUND ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith HUNTER ('63) Re: looking for I'm looking for Bruce Frost. He would of graduated in 1966, but I think he moved out of town. If anyone has a phone number or address or email, let me know. -Keith HUNTER ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) David, that was the greatest tribute you could have given Steve!!! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64)~ Eureka, CA The fog has been with us most of July. Summer? Who says it's summer! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Nuther day in............. So, after a great morning with the Donut Delinquents and a couple of nice chats with HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and DAVIS ('65) (he is so excited about our trip to Texas in August he can't stand it... two of his fellow "Tour of Duty" stars will be there with us), I had a wonderful lunch with my daughter then washed and waxed her car (not sure it had ever been done)... then I was gonna go in for a nice little nap... oooops... how did I spill water on the back wall of the garage and why is it seeping toward me... then walked outside for something only to find the pool pump was burned out... sooooooo, now I'm waiting for the plumber and planning on replacing the pump tomorrow... I've been waiting for parts to fix two things on two cars and that was supposed to be my relaxing Sunday... Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz wrong answer... so any takers how far after the appointed hour the plumber gets here? Not the normal guy who does our work at the office, either, some guy I've never spoken to... should be fun... Well all I can say is that I sure hope those twins that kept my head a bobbin' watchin them in class and in the halls when I was a lowly "underclassman" have a fanaaaaaaaaaaaaaastic Sunday and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) on your special day, July 15, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) To: Steve SIMPSON ('65) God be with you both, Steve and Ruth! I'll always remember when Ruth (bless her heart) let Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and I take Steve out (back in 2007) so we could dance the night away! We had such a fabulous time! And Steve was so energetic and fun that night! And when he and Ruth came to my 62nd birthday party it was such a great surprise! And when he took me for a fast ride in his convertible! Whew! My prayers and thoughts are with you! Love, -Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I love you Steve SIMPSON ('65) What a great article you just wrote, and what a great friend you are. Steve recently came down to the Veterans of Foreign War Post (VFW) ..... probably a month ago, and reminisced the early times he went down there while his Dad (?) was Commander... I hadn't talked to him in years, and he didn't know me, but we both enjoyed that hour or so down there. Good Luck to you, Steve. Good Luck to you, David, and Good Luck to all you '65 Bombers !! -Dwight CAREY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Comcast Gee, Comcast really got their act together as I got my Sandstorm twice last night. I guess they must be making up for the days I haven't gotten it (*). -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we had thunder, lightning, hail, and heavy rains last night ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers (including 4 Cole Kids) sent stuff: Bill JOHNSTON ('55), Louise HARTCORN ('63) Marie RUPPERT ('63), 4 Cole Kids BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo COMPTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet BENNETT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill JOHNSTON ('55) Re: 100th Birthday To those who remember him, John ("Swede") Johnston, father of John ('51), Bill ('55), & Kay ('65), will turn 100 years of age this July 22. He lives with our mother (Vera Johnston) in a senior living facility in Salinas, CA. They are doing quite well, more sound of mind than body (though our mom still walks without assistance). -Bill JOHNSTON ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) Happy Birthday Scott HARTCORN ('67), July 16 from your big sis. -Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Patti's All Bomber lunch I want to thank Judy WILLOX ('61) and Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) for stepping up to the plate and taking charge of Patti's All Bomber lunch in West Richland. It is a tribute to Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) that the Bomber gathering she (Patti) started will continue in their capable hands. The lunches are the second Saturday of the month at JDs Diner in West Richland at 1:00 PM. Mark your calendars and come join in the fun. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cole Kids: Barb ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55) John ('66) Ok, I have an excuse. Having 8 or our 11 grandkids here off and on for several days, I haven't had time to even look at a Sandstorm, let alone write anything. Jackie, you understand as you have your three grandsons, and Judie you've had your grandkids for weeks! We'll all rest soon at Priest Lake. Barbara will be missed as she stays close to home these days... Time goes so quickly, it doesn't seem possible that you two are so OLD! I remember when the folks brought you home from the hospital and I was so upset that they only brought home two, one baby for Barbara and one for Patti and NONE for me! I had to wait three years for my baby Johnny. Ha Thanks David RIVERS ('65) for your timely wishes. I really enjoy your entries, and can count on you when I'm slow with mine. Keep up the good work! Anyway, Judie and Jackie, happy belated birthday. See you at birthday dinner today Jackie. Love, your siblings Barb ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55), & John ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just reviewed who is coming to our 50th Class reunion coming up the last weekend of August. Come on, fellow class members of this great class, I hope to see more of us than there are now on that list.. it should be a blast... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ suffering the heat wave in the midwest, with the humidity it's hot outside... and inside when your air conditioner doesn't work, thank fully it's fixed now... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for '66 Girls Just a reminder that we are having lunch at 12:30 on this Thursday at Rosy's in Richland. Currently we have about 18 who have responded that they will be able to join us. Please let me know if you are able to attend. Bomber cheers ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Luana IVERS ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today!!!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Re: 1952 Class Reunion Here is a list of the Class Members that have sent in their reservations: Helen BARTLETT Mowery, Lurene BERNHART Reed, Jerry BOYD, Nancy BROWNING Allen, Beverly COATES Karns, Richard COATES and Kay MITCHELL Coates, Patti COLE Pierce, Gerry CRAVENS, Jimmy Davis, Terry DeVINE, Perry GRUVER, Luana IVERS Portch, Bill LARGE, Jim MILLER, Bob NACKE, Leola PATTERSON Lewis, Orrin PILKEY, Gayla RAFFETY Baird, Arlene ROESTEL Cundiff, Nadene STEVENS Johnson, Norma STRATTON Williams, David RHODES, Carol TYNER Roberts, Vernon VanDUSEN, Dawn WRIGHT McAllister, Jack YOUNG, Bill ZILAR. That's a total of 28 Classmates plus 8 spouses or guests. Only 36 total so far. To all: Those who are planning to come on Saturday night at the M Hotel would you please get your reservations to me ASAP. We do need a head count because if we don't double the count we have now we may have to cancel our reservation. PLEASE RESPOND! If you need a room reservation they do have an 800 number now. It is 1-800-635-3980. -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I just looked at the Bomber calendar, and what, to my wondering eye, did appear? No Bombers are celebrating a birthday today! Don't you find that unusual? I know I do. The ol' propeller beanie is available for the celebration of birthdays and anniversaries of those I knew from days of yore, and so sits quietly on the shelf until the time comes. But to have sit through a drought is almost unthinkable. Come on, people, I know Bombers can arise to the call! Let someone step forth and proclaim the 18th of July as their natal day. Maybe, just maybe, they will get a tip of the ol' propeller beanie, or RIVERS will make mention of them. Their choice. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are keeping the possibility of thunder showers in the forecast. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Roger SHARP ('59) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod PETERSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred GRAZINNI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy WALTMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mollie RUTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: 1954 Ladies Lunch Come ladies, to Rosy's Ice Cream Parlor on this Friday, July 20th at 11:30 am to join us for lunch and to catch up on the latest!!!! If you need any information feel free to call me on my cell!!! Re: A Not a Bomber! Is there anyone out there in Bomberland who remembers a gal whose family left Richland when she was in 6th grade. Her name is Lettie SMITH Hellman. Her mom and dad were Nettie and Marcelle Smith. I used to babysit Lettie and her brothers, Charles, Donny and Michael!! Lettie would have graduated in 1959 had they stayed in Richland. Lettie found me a year ago and when we talked the other day she started naming names (I don't remember them) who she is wondering about. I told her I would put it out in the Sandstorm, so if any of you remember her and her family, please write me. She now lives in Colorado and graduated in Grand Junction, CO. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Stormy Pasco. Very humid!! Unusual!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger SHARP ('59) Re: Moving, Moving, Moving So, after 18 years of living in our home here in Richland, my wife and I decided we needed a change. We are relocating to Waitsburg, WA, about 60 miles east of Richland and are buying a older farm house with 5 acres. We have bought and sold 12 homes in our past and never left Richland, so this is a big change for us and we think we may have one more move left in us. However, to make this change happen, we need a buyer for our home here. If you know of anyone who would like to live in a 2400 sq. foot home, all on one level, low yard maintenance, shaded yard, with unobstructed views of Badger and Rattlesnake mountains, this home may be for you. The attached link is a virtual tour of our home and gives you an idea of what it looks like and with home details. The Realtor is listed for anyone who may be interested. 1313 Brookwood Ave, Richland, WA, 99352 MLS #183880 | TOUR #885852 -Roger SHARP ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Class of 1971 Stuff Not sure if this made it to the Sandstorm yet or not but I received word yesterday that Mike BOOLEN ('71-RIP) was killed in a plane accident in the Ventura, CA area on July 5, 2012. I do not recall seeing Mike since high school and was not able to locate an obituary for him. I did find a news article that stated he had 2 Children, that he had served time in the Navy flying jets, that he was an electrical contractor for 25 years and an avid aviator/flight instructor and died doing what he loved best. If anyone has any other information on Mike, please contact me. Re: Birthdays I have been remiss in recognizing birthdays but there are a few this week that I will give a shout out to. Beginning Sunday the 15th, we had Glenn EKLUND ('71), followed by Janet BENNET ('71) on Monday and then Steff MACAK ('71) on Tuesday. There were no Class of '71 birthdays on Wednesday but we have 3 on Thursday (7-19-12). First is Fred GRAZINNI ('71). Then we have Mollie RUTT ('71), my old Christ the King classmate and all around great lady. Finally, we have the ever lovely and outgoing Mandy WALTMAN Dana ('71). Mandy will be mortified when she finds that I publicly recognized her... so for those of you who know how to reach Bob and Mandy's house... please make an effort to help me make sure that Mandy knows we love her!!! Then we have Geoff ROTHWELL ('71) on the 20th... he is down rattling around the hall of academia at Stanford as a Professor of Economics, I believe. Happy Birthday, one and all. We have some 60th Birthdays starting to sneak into the mix but I believe that everyone this week was born in 1953. That's all the news from this front. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ~ From stormy Beverly Hills, MI on my way to HOT Chicago today... anyone care to bet how long my flight will be delayed due to weather? I fly about half the time and drive about half the time... depending on where in Chicago I need to be... have the feeling I should have driven this time... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Okay Bob, yesterday you had a big article about not having "birthday dates". I know you have mine, as I've received welcome remembrances from you in the past. Well, TODAY [the 19th] is my 76th celebration of being on this wonderful earth and I did not receive even ONE remembrance (except from my husband an 4 children) NOTHING from BIG BOB or BIG MIKE) -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: One a those guys The Sandstorm has been operating for a good bit of time, now and I still remember one of the posts that really made me recall one of the huge crises of growing up in Richland. Naturally, the town was big enough to have several grade schools and I was fortunate enough to go to three during my early years. I am sure that the moving and first day of school proved to be "traumatic" to some extent. But for we boyz, ya kinda take it in stride. Besides, you usually knew somebody at the new school. And we only had Col-Hi, so everybody was in the same boat on that move and you just acted like you were too danged cool for school and breezed through that change as well. Also, you were moving in on the new beachhead with a ton of your buds to watch your back. Plus you were either driving or about to drive and all the new Bomber-babes, mixers, Hi-Spot and other sock hop type events to make school kind of the side-show to some of us... (yes I know... young, dumb and ... )... But... there was one event that for some of us created real problems. The post I referred to earlier, was one from Jack GARDINER ('61), recalling those of us who lived at or near the dividing line for Junior high. Spalding was one of those schools (actually, I'm not sure I know of any other schools with the same problem though I assume there might have been one or two more [Sacy was the other one...]), where half the kids would go to Chief Jo and the other half to... hmmm... oh shoot, I should recall the name of the school... started with a C I think... Carmichael, that's it... so anyway, Jack's post years ago always comes to mind when I think of the buds who were simply whisked away to never never land when we all entered Junior Hi. The birthday boy, was one of those whisked to Carmichael, which of course will always be remembered for its "hill" if nothing more... He went on to become quite a well respected Superintendent of Schools in various parts of our state and a construction worker of some repute as we learned this year at CDNs... He and Mills ('64) have been kicking around together these last few years and it's always great to see them show up... I recall during our 25 year reunion, I hit town a few dayz early to scope out all the old houses. When Tony HARRAH ('65) arrived, he and I drove around to recall where our old haunts had been. We made it a point to go to this guy's house and knock on the door. When his dad appeared, we said in unison: "Can Terry come out and play?" It was VERY funny at the time... hadda be there, I guess... so I sure hope my old (its ok to call guys old, ML ('63)) pal has a wonderful day on his special day, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry WERNER ('65) on July 20, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) To: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Boy, you're getting old. Well, if I'd have known it was your birthday, I would have raised a flag out front. I usually depend on Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54) to remind me of such matters of great importance, but she fell down on the job. For now accept my belated best wishes for a happy birthday. Be well, -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Large Olympia Fireworks Display Alums and families in the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater area can see a really nice display Sunday night the 22nd. Over Capitol Lake at about 10 PM. We will set the guns up on Friday and cover them til Sunday AM when we will load the shells and wire the firing circuits. If you get there early come to the WSP Security point and they will call me and I will come and meet you. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Donni CLARK ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula VINTHER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOTE: I send the Sandstorm each day as soon after midnight as it's ready to publish -- that's midnight (CENTRAL time zone). Yesterday's went out at 1:40am (central time) -- which I thought was a little late. Donni's entry arrived at 1:49 (central time) -- which was actually BEFORE midnight (Pacific Time)... Next time, you can call me and ask me to "HOLD THE PRESSES!"... or shoot me a quick email advising that something more is coming... I'll wait on ya!!! So, y'all read the following entry from Donni, with the idea that she would obviously rather you had read it yesterday. -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Rodeo "Howdy" Bombers! I never thought years ago when we took HWY 84 to Portland to see my grandmother, and went by all those dingy little towns... that someday... way down the road, I would be working at one of their rodeos!!!!! This is my first year as a Sweet Adeline to help take money and park cars, (our big fund raiser). Well, I've changed and so have those little towns. Wow did we have one heck of a lightening storm last night. It started in the Dalles before the rodeo had ended. The firemen told us tonight that there were 1000 strikes last night. It was beautiful, sheet lightening, pink, yellow, crinkly and loud. This morning at our home it was like a flash flood with water pouring off our roof in sheets. Now, if you are a Bomber and going to the final night of the Dalles Rodeo, tonight, look for me in my lime "NOT TONIGHT, I'M SINGING!" shirt and my brown cowboy hat and be sure and shout a "Howdy!' Having a fun summer in the gorge!!!!!! -Donni Clark Dunphy (class of '63, the GOLDEN Class!!!!!!!) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dangit, Donni!!! Maybe we can catch you next year!!! -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wow, more twins Well, it's day 7 of cold showers... actually when you read this it will be day 8... now the one I'm gonna take in a few minutes will be fine... in fact, when we were in the hunert n teens I was taking them on purpose... no no not for that reason... cuz it was danged hot... but early inna morning is the pits (no offense Pitts ('63))... plumber can't get to it till Tuesday morning then it will be thru Friday with all the patching, etc.. says two dayz of plumbing... I must be thankful that we have water at all otherwise it would be the no tell motel for the week... spent a good part of the day moving my junk out of the way in the garage so they can access the utility room from the garage side and not ruin the brick on the wall... OK in all honesty, I did some needed car stuff first... but tomorrow is devoted to getting ready for the plumber... but now I gotta concentrate on the twins celebrating their special day... I checked the day... made a list and checked it twice and all that so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Pete and John BEAULIEU ('62) on July 22 2012!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA = Bomber By "Adoption") **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Arizona Monsoon Beauty Arizona is in the midst of the Monsoon season. Here are a couple of pictures that show some of the beauty of this time of year. -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) ~ Where the rain has cooled things down a bit to highs in the mid 90s in beautiful Sahuarita, AZ. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Rodeo Next year for sure! "God willing and the creek don't rise", I should be there! It's OK Maren, I forgive you! [I think I just have an "inside track" because we were in first grade together. -Maren] -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have Bomber birthdays & 1 anniversary today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGHAN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb CRAWFORD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay EDWARDS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Class of '62's 50 Year Reunion information If you have not already signed up for a Saturday activity - wine tour - B reactor Tour or what ever all activities are either cancelled or filled. Re: Reunion Tee Shirts. We are having Tee shirts made for our reunion - with a nice logo - the tee shirts will white with green sleeves and a basically green and gold logo. They are 50/50 cotton Poly blend They will $18.00 each All shirts are in men's sizes Small - medium - Large - Extra Large and 2 Extra Large. You may place your order with Nancy FELLMAN Lysher and make payment when you pick them up at registration. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - Of course the weather is perfect because I am recovering from surgery. - dangit. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Carol BLACK ('48) VE Van VanDUSEN ('52) John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [NOTE: This arrived via snail mail. Carol sent the Bulletin and I typed it. - Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Carol BLACK Foster ('48) Re: AARP Bulletin Re: Compensation From the June, 2012 AARP Bulletin ATOMIC VET BENEFIT LONG TIME COMING Kathy Inscho, of Spring Branch, TX, never knew exactly what her father did when he was in the Army -- until she acted on a hunch. Inscho, 55, saw an AARP Bulletin story last November about compensation available to veterans who had developed any of 21 cancers after witnessing atmospheric nuclear tests in the 1950s. Her dad, Charles Kenneth Storm, had battled lymphoma and colon and thyroid cancers before he died in 2007 at age 78. In January, Inscho filed a claim for her father with the U.S. Justice Department agency that administers the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). It research Storm's military record as a weapons mechanic and found that he had been exposed to 11 atmospheric nuclear tests in 1953 at a test site in Nevada. As Storm's surviving descendants, Inscho and her two siblings received a one-time maximum $75,000 benefit. After the [AARP] Bulletin article, the Justice Department received thousands of calls for information and has mailed more than 6,000 claim forms. Since beginning in 1992, the program has awarded $138 million. For more information about qualifying for benefits, contact the Justice department's RECA, review at 1-800- 729-7327, the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-800- 749-8387 or the Defense Department's Nuclear Test Personnel Review at 1-800-462-3683. =Judi Hasson Thanks again!! -Carol BLACK Foster ('48) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: VE Van VanDUSEN ('52) To: The class of '52 Re: Our 60 Year class reunion Do the bozos who were looking for a class reunion back in January and February. And to all the people who were sent applications for the class reunion, get on the stick. Because our last reunion 65 did not leave enough money to start the 60th reunion. So if it wasn't for one particular person we would not have a 60th reunion. She put up about $500 or more of her own money to take care of all the essentials to have our 60th reunion. Her name is Luana IVERS Portch ('52). So if everyone fills out the application and sends in the money, she will get most of her personal money back. So it is up to you bozos to get on the stick and let us know whether you are coming are not. That's the size of it from a senior citizen of class '52. -VE Van VanDUSEN ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) The Class of '62's Website has been updated to show the latest information regarding the reunion and including a picture of the Reunion "BASEBALL" Tee Shirt. Find by going to follow the link at the bottom of the page to "50th Class Reunion Activities". -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ray ROMINE - Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Richard & William RATHVON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Class of '52 60 Year Reunion and CAP cadets Oops! VanDUSEN told it like it is [7/26 Sandstorm]! My wife Ruth and I plan to attend, but I have been "hedging". I had another knee replacement 4 weeks ago... didn't go nearly as well as the LAST one 5 years ago, but am slowly getting function bak. We still plan to RV out to Richland, and then linger in the west awhile. Also... you ex CAP cadets! DON"T FORGET our brunch get-together at the Red Lion on Saturday morning in the lounge... Not too many have said they'd be there, so far! Let us know if you can bed there!!!!! Luana, the check is in the mail! -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I love reunions! Give 'em Hell, VE Van VanDUSEN ('52)! Come on you '52ers don't let the class of '62 show you up! I went to the site John ADKINS ('62) listed to take a look at the baseball shirt and it looked like the many of the activities were already full of participants. I can only hope that Kippy Lou ('62), Doug HAWKINS ('62) and today's Birthday Bomber-babe signed up early! Don't forget to get a little kid's pass for Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) while yer at it... Don't want her to hafta sit on the steps like I did on my 5th birthday when I went to school with Johnnie REED ('63) thinking I could start school now that I was 5... actually I didn't sit on the steps... I just sat on one of the swings at Jefferson till some nice people asked me if I was lost... I told them I lived in a "pink" house (didn't know beige yet I guess) and they managed to get me home safely... and then there was the SAT test (or whatever it was) that my Mentor, Tony HARRAH ('65) told me I hadda take to go to Modesto Jr. College, where Ton's said we were gonna go (till he learned that it was the alleged home of the Cosa Nostra)... he forgot to tell me I hadda sign up and pay a fee... so I just sat on the steps till everyone was finished taking the test... I would really hate for Ellen to hafta sit under the Porte Cochere at the old DI for the whole festivities... (You can't imagine the glee I'm getting from referring to her as a "little kid") that would be so sad. It can be tough being a little kid with the big kids at times... hope she doesn't spill her milk... that is always a big concern for me when I go to the '63 gatherings... now on another note... one of those baseball shirts in a large would be really cool to add to my collection... Jack GARDINER ('61) was nice enough to send me one of the Class of '61's shirts last year... what a guy... and the '66ers gave me one of their cool hats too... but hey... I'm getting way off track... today's post is about a Bomber-babe that I got to know thru her lil' sis ('65) back in my Spalding dayz... many a fun time was had at their house and I sure hope that Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) has a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on her special day, July 27, 2012 and a ball at her reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), John ADKINS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) If this works out, I won't get in trouble for a lapse of memory like the one last week. Anyway, the ol' propeller beanie is warmed up and ready to be tipped in honor of a birthday. Now, if I could only remember who's; tried RIVERS' ('65) method, but even with a wide screen couldn't see the screen for all the yellow stick up notes. So, what to do, I know; look it up on the Bomber calendar. And this is what I found: Happy Birthday to Laura Dean KIRBY ('55), a swellegant lady and a true Bomber Babe, and may she have many more. On another note, number 3 son has got me driving the tractor again at the Homer Davenport Community Festival Friday next (August 3). So, if you see me, at least wave. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at Mount Angel, OR where the clouds have rolled back in and it will be cool this weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) The attendees list for the class of '62 50 Year reunion has been updated - current as of July 27th. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - Warm and a little breezy **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Marbles OK BOYS!!! Well, OK, some girls can answer, too!! Trying to teach 4 year old grandson, Carter, to play marbles. I just gave him a BUNCH of marbles (including 14 "shooters"), but I'm kinda lost now. I know there's a circle, but don't know any rules! Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 81 at 2:25am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: The Ravons Searching for information on The Ravons who cut a 45 in 1965? at Westland Studios in Richland, WA. Anyone know IF they were Bombers? and/or who played in the group? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) There's a Dog-N-Suds in Ft. Wayne, IN! I didn't know they even existed anymore! -Brad UPTON ('74) ~ In Ft. Wayne thru the weekend ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora HUGHES ('55) Steve CARSON ('58) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) Happy Birthday to my brother, Tom HUGHES ('56). Hope you have a great day. Love, Your sis, -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Maren, I don't claim to be an expert and as I recall each player contributes to the Pot (read circle). Then you lag to see the shooting order. A player shoots from outside the circle and "wins" whatever they knock out of the circle. We all sought the bragging rights with the largest collection by size and style. I suspect you will get a lot of responses. I don't think any of my Grand kids have a clue. [All the GUYS who responded sent me to the same website: -Maren] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What every Bomber needs Had a cool experience at breakfast with the delinquents this morning... the place we eat always has TVs on but never any sound so as you are eating every now and then you might glance at the screen... I did that this morning just in time to see Fat Man rolled out of the hanger... my excitement was noticeable and all the guys turned to see what got me going... Of course they are well versed in Bomber lore as they've hadda put up with me for years and HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) during his years in Vegas... a fairly new guy asked where I was from and somebody at the table launched into the Tale of Three Secret Cities... he did a very good job I might add... they've seen my Bomber Key Chain with fat man on it and they've seen Fat Man and little Boy ear rings on my daughter... but there's one thing they might not have seen... I know I have one... I have a very early one... one of the proto-types... I know Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) has one and she's even let me hold it... so I'm wondering if you have one? Ya see ya might not know that one of our Alums was, for a while, a Bomb maker... he made swell bombs and they didn't go in your underwear or in your shoe... well I guess they could but they were not meant for that... well if you haven't guessed, I wanna wish Tom HUGHES ('56) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on his special day, July 29, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and Valarie Peery sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52), Lorin St.JOHN ('55) Peg SHEERAN ('63), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Valarie Peery (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan CROSS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne MYERS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) "Van" VanDUSEN's ('52) post about the sparsity of sign-ups for the class of 1952 reunion in September filled me with guilt, especially since his dad and my dad were the best of friends. I was on the fence as to whether to go all that distance from North Carolina, but that pushed me off. I got myself a reservation at brother Burt PIERARD's ('59) place as well as a plane ticket, and my check is in the mail to the class reunion point person, Luana IVERS Portch ('52). I look forward to seeing many of you there and hope my post encourages other undecideds to act accordingly. -Dick PIERARD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lorin St.JOHN ('55) Re: Marbles Speaking of the old game of marbles which is not played by the youngsters any more: I have not seen a good game of marbles since I was in high school. My brother Keith St. John ('60) was pretty good at it when he was a kid. He won the Tri-City competition in the spring of 1954 (when he was 11) and finished 2nd in the all valley district tournament in Prosser. His picture was in the May 8, 1954 edition of the Yakima Herald. Keith suffered a minor stroke this past June. He seems to be recovering quite well. -Lorin St.JOHN (Col-Hi 1955) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Tickles me.. I think it's fun to remember playing marbles, pick-up sticks, jacks, etc. Now the warnings are everywhere... the kids will choke on the marbles and jacks, and the pick-up sticks will certainly put your eye out. (at least). How the heck did we make it through childhood? -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) ~ Omak, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Bomb I have one of the Bombs that Tom HUGHES ('56) makes. Its an exact replica of "our" Bomb - used it at the Bakersfield Bomber Luncheons. Its pretty cool. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ triple digits are returning to Bakersfield... can hardly wait! I'm sooooo ready for Winter **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The organizer That time again... we gotta '65er who is always there for us at five year reunion time. Now I know Ms. HOFF ('64) is a Bomber- babe of action for all of us... If there's something to be done we count on her for way too much... in our class we gotta un- sung hero who always takes up the slack for those of us who either live too far away or just can't seem to find the time to help out. He's one a my ol' Spalding buds who was sent to never never land when we were all shipped off to the big schools to be semi-big kids in 7th grade... I'll always remember (tho I seem to be the only one) when he and Nina JONES ('65) would set up a library at his house and we could all check out books... I guess all kids do things similar... like doing plays and stuff, but that's the one I remember... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gregor HANSON ('65) on his special day, July 30, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Valarie Peery Re: Bomberopoly The Richland High School Instrumental Music Boosters are having a Bomberoply Open House on Wednesday 8/8/12 at 6:30pm at the Richland Public Library. All interested public, student and businesses are invited. This Open House will give anyone interested in sponsoring a property or having their name on the first edition of Richland Bomberopoly, an heirloom quality board game created and offered by the Instrumental Music Boosters. Anyone interested in the RHS IMB or Bomberopoly can visit us at or contact or call Valarie Peery at 509-531-7808. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like additional information- Thank you- Valarie Peery RHS IMB Membership Chair ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I have to add my late Happy Birthday wishes to my older cousin, Allan CROSS ('59) and to Gregor HANSON ('65), a friend since grade school days at Spalding. I never realized your birthdays were on the same day all these years. I just read "Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin and it was really fun to read a book that mentioned people like the Sheerans, and places, like Richland that I actually know. I hope to see a lot of fellow classmates from the best class of l962 at our 50 year reunion in August... I have my reservation in at the Red Lion, formerly Hanford House, formerly Desert Inn, I've never stayed there before... will be fun... my Japanese friend, Kazuko will not be with me this time, she has chosen to go to the Grand Canyon over our 50 year reunion, imagine... I am just glad I will be able to do both, seeing my grandson in Nevada both times, of course... Greetings from this hot spot in the midwest, but at least we have had some rain, so we will have a corn crop around here!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN near the Ohio River, not the Columbia,but it will have to do... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Columbian Yearbooks I just noticed that there are 2 Columbian yearbooks listed on right now. One is a 1953 & the other a 1954 once belonging to Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54). -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big kids Oh my, the '62 gang's 50 year is less than a month away. I just got a note from Rex DAVIS ('49) letting me know he received an invitation to the event so he doesn't have to crash. I'm also getting a '62 shirt from my Pal, John ADKINS ('62)... Memo to Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) remember to invite Rex next year... Memo to Ms. HOFF ('64) invite Rex in 2014... Memo to Gregor HANSON ('65) remember to invite Rex to ours in 2015 (If I can get him invited to every reunion I will soon surpass his "crashing record"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)... It's funny, yesterday I was thinking of all the conversations I've had with Bombers about remember (insert subject) only to find that the event took place after grageashun night of the Class of '66. George KELLY ('64) and I were home on leave and we left the morning after the '66 grageashun. I never returned home for 19 years. No clue why... can't imagine missing even a year any more... so, many of those things I don't remember... but by the same token, as my Richland memories ended at age 19 I remember them vividly. When I first started coming home I was surprised that all the guys and Bomber-babes knew so many older and younger kids and some even called parents by their first names... (I didn't know parents had first names)... so it has taken me a little while to meet people I hadn't known when I was growing up (that's a laugh... growing up)... a good example is the Birthday boy... I am pretty sure that I first met him at Freddie SCHAFER's ('63-RIP) memorial a few years back (Rex was there too)... he was there with a good pal of mine, his lil' brother Mick ('66). Since then I've read him in the Sandstorm and he is now another Bomber-bud. He'll be going to the reunion, I'm sure, as he doesn't seem to miss much of anything Bomber and even hosts lunches. So here's a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tom HEMPHILL ('62) on his special day, July 31 2012!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Happy Birthday, Brudder July 31, 1944. A date I can't forget. It happens to be the birth date of my big brother, Tom HEMPHILL ('62). The main reason I can't forget the date is because when we were much younger he would reminded me every year about his time that it was my responsibility to find an appropriate gift for him. This year will be no exception, as my wife and I made a special trip to Spokane and Trader Joe's just to purchase a bottle of the finest merlot made by Charles Shaw (fondly known as two-buck Chucks). We will share it on your next visit back home. Happy Birthday, Big Brudder. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2012 ~ August, 2012