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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ August, 2012
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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 8/29 thru 8/31 - Hurricane Isaac - No Sandstorm Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/01/12 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDSTORM - 14 YEARS!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Barbara SESLAR ('60) David DOUGLAS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CRUM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann ENGEL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HASKINS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne PETERSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula SAUCIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim EDGAR ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Normally I would tip the ol' propeller beanie on the occasion of a fellow classmate's birthday, but not today. Today the beanie gets tipped in honor of a special event of such momentous magnitude that it does deserve a special day: the inaugural issue of this very "paper" just happened on this day. Good move Alumni Sandstorm. On top of all that, this is also the birthday of one of the younger Bomber Babes of my recent acquaintance, so yet another tip of the ol' beanie in honor of Anne ENGEL ('63). You rock, girl. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at Mount Angel, OR where the sun breaks through the morning clouds earlier and earlier each day. Soon the weather guessers say it will reach ninety warm ones just in time for the Homer Davenport Community Festival in Silverton (Aug 3, 4 & 5). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, August 4 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: David DOUGLAS ('62) Buying a house in Arizona is not for the fainthearted. For the first house we bought, in Hawaii, we looked at a total of one house (the one we bought). To buy our second house, also in Hawaii, we looked at a total of two houses. I've run out of fingers and toes trying to keep track of how many we've seen so far in Arizona. We made an offer on one house, but withdrew it after we got the inspection report too many issues. We decided to look only at newer houses (1998 on). Our offer on a second house was accepted, with closing on August 1. Then the seller decided she couldn't be out of the house by then and wanted to postpone it to August 7. We declined the extension as our Pod from Hawaii is scheduled to be delivered August 10 and we needed a little time to settle in. If she isn't out of the house by August 1 she will be in violation of the sales contract. Meanwhile, assuming we won't get that house, we have an offer in on a third one and should close on August 10... Hope we close before the Pod arrives! It's a one-story house, which fits our age, with four bedrooms, 2 baths, living/dining room, family room, kitchen, laundry, 3- car garage, and swimming pool. No fireplace, but you can't have everything... It's been completely remodeled and is ready to move in. We are too! We've been living out of suitcases since our Pod was put in storage February 7, and we're mighty tired of it. Arizona is having its usual summer: hot with two dust storms and monsoon rain so far. We're staying in a vacation rental home. I'm getting acquainted with pool maintenance the pool guy was out to make some repairs and let me watch. We've never had a pool before and I'm not looking forward to it too much. But I have enjoyed swimming in it a couple of times. I'm looking forward to the 62 class 50 year reunion. I have my activities reservations in and my plane reservations, just have to make the hotel reservations. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ (only 90 at 11pm the monsoons have cooled it off a little) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A babe and a guy Now don't get me wrong... I don't play favorites, I love all Bomber-babes equally... but this one just... well... ah gee... I've always thought she was just the greatest... now that doesn't mean other Bomber-babes aren't the greatest... maybe it's because it's her special day and maybe it's just because she's special... Oh crap... it sure is easy to get yerself in trubel in these posts... lemme talk about the guy instead for a moment... the Birthday guy is one of those I always look for the minute I get home in June and he almost never lets me down. Got to spend a buncha time talkin' to him and his lovely other half this year and they always keep me updated on my Divorce-alike, Mike SHEERAN ('66), which is important to me so I can make points with Katie ('61)... no, no, no... that's not right... I meant to say because I really like Mike (isn't there a saying like that? I wanna be like Mike? Maybe it's I like Ike... ) oh man, How do I get myself into these fixes... it's just that Katie wears those cool shirts with the turned up collars and reminds me of Kim Novak, BB and Connie Stevens all rolled up into one... and just what does that have with today's B-days? Nothing... I am just practicing putting my foot in my mouth again and find that I am doing a very fine job of it, if I do say so myself... so before saying another word here's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) and Dennis HASKINS ('66) on their special day, August 1, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Fran TEEPLE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet WILGUS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick STALEY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl HALL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: dang dang me they outa take a rope... According to Jo "Mills" MILES ('64), that famous photographer of automobiles, I missed my old Pal, Mike JENNINGS' ('64-RIP) b-day on the 31st... it is now on my cheat sheet... Mike and I got together after he drove a car load of guys from several classes over to my house to kick my A because I was dating one of some guy's former girl friends... The offended kid called and told me they were gonne kick my A "you F ing Arapaho"... I kindly explained that Chiricahua don't consider themselves Arapaho and said come on over... I sat in my room watching the street and soon that "pink" '52 (?) four door pulled up and it was like clowns in a circus all piling out... I took a deep breath and went flying down the stairs and slammed thru the screen door screaming my A off and waiving my hands... they all jumped back into the car and if that car could squeal it's tires, it did as they drove off to the west on VanGeisen... I was happily surprised and from then on Mike and I became best buds... At our ('65er's) 25th reunion, Mike came by to visit and as I walked in to the bar at the DI, he and Jack KEENEY ('65) began pounding out a rhythm on the table and launched into what was a favorite and familiar tune back in our Col-Hi days: "I'm a friend of David RIVERS... RIVERS" to the old Hamms Beer tune... hadn't heard it since school... I see I also missed MaryAnn WEILAND's ('63) b-day on the 1st... I don't have any MaryAnn stories but get updates from Ellen W ('63) and Mary Lou W ('63) now and then... bummer... .but that happens when yer just a little kid... The funny thing is that I have never met the B-day Bomber-dude face to face, as I recall but became good email buds after confirming as best we can that he was the first Kadlec Baby a few years back (NO, HANTHORN ('63) I didn't check Snopes)... since that time we've had a wonderful time sharing stories, especially about his house and the fun he has working on it... he also does a great blog and I try and keep up with it often... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ed QUIGLEY ('62) on your special day, August 2, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please be sure that Ellen doesn't spill her milk while mingling with the big kids at the Reunion the end of the month... she claims she stopped drinking Milk after watching me spill mine several times butcha never know! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Fran TEEPLE Wolf ('68) Re: Birthdays A big shout out to '68 classmate Jim BREEDLOVE on your 62nd birthday! Hope you have some great plans scheduled, but if not, give me a call. We should go get tattoos! Happy Birthday, Jim. -Fran TEEPLE Wolf ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jo MILES ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Gary TURNER('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra Anne CRANE ('71) 8/3 & 8/4 LION/BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today/Tomorrow: Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jo MILES ('64) I am not sure why David RIVERS ('65) keeps bringing up the subject of photography at the Las Vegas Hot Rod Show. Some of the models are very photogenic. -Jo MILES ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: In the beginning... Well, today begins a two day event that I try to help celebrate each and every year, tho no matter how many times the Bomber- dude tries to splane why it took two dayz I can't ever recall or quite unnerstan the facts, mam just the facts... but before I do I gotta little story... Every time something funny or spiffy happens to him, Terry DAVIS ('65 Knox) hasta call me the next moment to report... now this one is funny... Today (yesterday when you read this) Terry was on Sunset Blvd. getting his hair cut and the older gentleman cutting his hair kept staring at his as though something just wasn't right... finally after the guy had done this during the entire haircut, Terry was getting up and the man extended his hand. "It's been a pleasure Mr. DiNero" the man said... Terry launched in to one of his wonderful impersonations of DiNero: "I don't go down for nobody" and the man said "I just loved you in that"... reminds me of back in the days that H-wood wanted to do a movie of Bo Belinsky's life... Tony Danza was figured to be the lead and was practicing pitching left handed for the part... I gotta call and when I answered the other party said "Hi, this is Bob DiNero" I 'bout fell off my chair! (trivia... in his hay day, Terry actually lived in the house just above DiNero's in "the hills") So HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the BEHYMERs ('64/NAB) on their special days, August 3-4, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER('71) Re: Happy Birthdays Happy Birthday to a couple of my best buds from the Marcus Whitman days... Dennis STREGE ('71) on August 2nd and Dick SPITALERI ('71) on August 3rd. -Gary TURNER('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57), George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Judy WILLOX ('61), John ADKINS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny DALL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judie HEID ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenifer LEITZ ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margy BROUNS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BREEDLOVE ('71) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Yesterday/Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) married Janis Cook ('65 Lion) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) & Mary BENNETT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: 8/3 BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Bill JOHNSON ('57) & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) Joyce, you and Bill make us all proud to have known you!!!!! Congratulations Bill and Joyce to you for showing us it can be done!!!!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Jo MILES ('64) Re: "...David RIVERS ('65) keeps bringing up the subject of photography..." I am not sure why David RIVERS ('65) keeps bringing up the subject of photography at the Las Vegas Hot Rod Show. Some of the models are very photogenic. Jo, it makes perfect sense to me! "Once a Marine, always a Marine!" He still commands a brilliant knack for recon and target selection. Oourah, David! -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's All Bomber Luncheon Richland Build old/new friendships. Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish... OK if you don't. WHEN: Saturday, August 11, 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. -Judy WILLOX ('61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) An updated list of attendees is posted on the class of '62 website. If "all ya'all" aren't there you're gonna be some place else. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-dudes Rule We got some good ones today... we got '62, '64 and '65... not bad for one day's work... The big kid has been a pal and very good to let this little kid hang around... had the pleasure of a nice lunch with him this June before CDN's... what a talker... I couldn't get a word in edgewise... every time I would try and say something he'd be on a new topic... I'm not sure how he managed to finish his lunch the way he was going... wait... for some reason all I can remember is "hi" and "Bye"... hmmmmmmmmmmm oh my, I just remembered, it wasn't him who was talking, it was Kippy Lou ('62), Katie SHEERAN ('61), Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63), Kathy HOFF ('64), Judy KEPLINGER ('61), & Cecilia BENNETT ('65) who were doing all that talking... Oh poop... I spent the whole lunch with my back toward the B-day boy... and I was sitting at his table! Well, ya can't win them all... the '64 guy is a guy I haven't seen since school but I think of him often. One thing about Bombers is that we always Bomber Brothers and sisters no matter what... finally there's "Painter Dude" as he was known when he lived in Vegas... this guy can paint anything and every Saturday the delinquents ask about him cuz he sure is missed... Glad he made the CDN's get together cuz we'da really missed him if he hadn't... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Roger FISHBACK ('62), Kenny DALL ('64) and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) on their special day, August 4, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Judy WILLOX ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue ERICKSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCUE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki LOWE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's Memorial ALL Bomber Lunch ~ July 14, 2012 Our first outing with Patti's All Bomber Lunch was a huge success and very well attended. I have no doubts that Patti was looking down upon us and smiling a great big smile. We took a moment of silence in memory of Patti and raised our glasses in a toast. There will be a picture of Patti in front of Patti's green & gold flowers, and her name tag will be displayed by her picture also. You will see how that looks in a picture with lunch pictures. It is a nice memorial testament to Patti. Glen ROSE ('58) and Carol Rose (spouse) provided a wonderful frame for Patti's picture. We had 27 in attendance; five were out of town visitors. Three from Arizona, one from Oregon and one from Maryland. We were blessed with the presence of Patti's daughter, Kimberly Ahrens. She was one of our visitors from Arizona and it was a pleasure to have her there. I think she was pleased with our efforts. We always welcome out of town visitors and hope that many more of you will visit us from time to time. Newcomers are ALWAYS welcome. Attendees: Pat JONES Battista ('59), Gene Battista (spouse), Sue Beth McELHANEY Stewart ('54), Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57), Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61), Mary MASSEY Holloway ('64), Larry HOLLOWAY ('64), Glen ROSE ('58), Carol Rose (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA), Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60), Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63), Barbara ISAKSON Rau ('58), Lorin St.JOHN ('55), Phyllis St.John (spouse - '70 Glacier Hi, Seattle), "Deedee" WILLOX Loiseau ('64), Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54), Larry BELT ('57), Missy KEENEY ('59), Burt PIERARD ('59), from Goodyear, AZ Jean ARMSTRONG Reynolds ('64), from Tucson, AZ George BARNETT ('63), from Oregon Dena EVANS ('64), from Maryland Myrna BOLIN Turner ('62/'63), Dave RHODES ('52), Alice Rhodes (spouse - '57 Colville, WA Hi) and Judy WILLOX ('61). Y'all come back now, ya hear. -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland ~ the good ole' hot dry city we remember. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My heroes have always been.. Well, Pappy ('59) beat me to it... Mills [MILES] ('64) I comment on your art as a compliment in total admiration! (I can never get those great shots!) I guess Club 40 is going to do something different this next go 'round so when request was made of me for some subject matter I forwarded it to others I thought could help out. Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) took the challenge with pleasure. Many of you may not know that Terry is a very accomplished writer... in fact, he wrote the Pilot for the show Monk, but that is a very long and not so happy story so I'll move on... anyway... Terry took the bull by the horns and I hope it works out... he wrote a one man play about my Dad years ago and performed it for me for Christmas the year my Pop died... it was wonderful... but today's post is in celebration of a "big sister" I have always loved and admired... it was never any secret that her younger brother ('65) was the hero of both Terry and me... we even dyed our hair one year (bleached is a better word... fried is even better) to better resemble him... it didn't work... we were still Terry and David with very sore heads! I certainly hope that Bomber-babe, Susan NUSSBAUM ('63) has a wonderful birthday on her special day, August 5, 2012!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/12 ~ HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline WESTOVER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay LYNCH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tomi McKINNON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SHEERAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HARMON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Steve SIMPSON ('65) Visit Saturday the 4th my brother, Jack ('65) and I coerced Lyman POWELL ('65) into showing us where Steve and Ruth Simpson lived. The three of us had a great visit with Steve and Ruth. It was great to see Steve up and around and Ruth was a great host. Jack and I missed the "Sorry Seven Function on Cool Desert Nights weekend.. They have a beautiful home and back yard for entertaining, Lots of memories and "Other Stuff" discussed!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:David RIVERS ('65) Re: We don't need no stinking Wizard Gotta birthday of a great bud and a fantasy boyfriend in law... in my dreams... but even then that doesn't sound right... if a guy is your brother in law shouldn't he be your boyfriend in law if you are just going with his sis?... Girlfriend in law sounds even dumber... oh poop... who cares... in Oz the rules don't count anyway... I remember the first time I saw this kid since the class of '65's 20th reunion which is one of those VERY long week ends best left in the past for me... the 25th and every one since have been magic... anyway, we were getting on one of those short flights from Seattle or Portland or some other town ya used to hafta fly in from before Allegiant... I looked long and hard at him and he looked long and hard at me but both being guys and the kind never to ask for directions when we are lost, we both just continued to wonder after we sat down... when we got to Richland we knew we were right... He's had some challenges in his life and is recovering from another... I'm happy to get updates now and then and I pass them along as I receive them... so as I mentioned above... we don't need no stinking Wizards for courage cuz this guy's got tons. I wish him a speedy recovery and a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mike SHEERAN ('66) on his special day, August 6, 2013! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOBO ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RANLETT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('77) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) As summer moves on I have enjoyed every minute with my granddaughter. We went to the San Juan Islands on the ferry out of Anacortes. She had never been on a ferry before and we had a great day. Had to drive by the house in town that we built in 1981. The landscaping has grown so much it was weird just driving by. Then we went to the Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home on Friday and saw the Charlie Daniel's Band. The drummer in that band was outstanding!! Also saw Rascal Flatts and they were fantastic... it was my granddaughter's first concert and she loved was hot and I was glad to get back to the coast. We took a long walk on the beach yesterday... we were gone almost 5 hours, but we did get to see the seals up close across from Mo's in Lincoln City. Today I am resting...(if cleaning house is called resting) As of this coming week we are heading to California, with my daughter-in-law and grandson on their way from Illinois. They are relocating with my son to Rancho Santa Margarita. My granddaughter and I will be staying with them until August 22, when we fly to Las Vegas and she starts school on August 27th. I am staying at the Riviera for a week before I head home on September 8th!! Busy, busy summer, but I am enjoying it beyond belief... thinking I may have to go to work part-time when I get back to save up for next summer's events!! Whew... I wore myself out just reviewing the summer events... take care all! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Gleneden Beach, OR where it is overcast, but warm today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A great date to recall This is one of those days I recall fondly, even though I wasn't present at the event. Two of my dearest friends tied the knot 48 years ago today! To hear her tell the story, after his first attempt of courtship it is amazing that they ever tied the knot, but what a great couple they made. I remember the year i made up a romantic story about them holding hands in the Col-Hi halls and Ann corrected me on the "rest" of the story. I was waiting to see them on a visit to Vegas when he called me to tell me they wouldn't be able to make it and after a few more calls there were no more. He could never seem to take a picture that included both the head and the body in the same shot but he was always fun to be around. So HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Ann ENGEL and Freddie SCHAFER ('63-RIP) on their special day, August 7, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear the dynamic KEENEY Brothers ('57 & '65) made it to see Steve SIMPSON ('65) last week. Thanks for the calls, guys. Last night I was thinking of the saying that one has many acquaintances, but few friends. Actually, I think of it in relation to Bombers often. I find that we from Richland do not fit into that mold. We have many friends who are true friends. What a fortunate bunch we are! -David RIVERS ('65) P.S. Ann, thanks for the update! Enjoy! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for 66 Girls It is time for our next lunch. I made reservations at Frost Me Sweet Bistro located at 710 The Parkway in Richland for 12:30 on Thursday, August 16th. Their phone number is 420-4704. Below is the link for their lunch menu if you want to check it out: Please let me know if you will be able to attend. See everyone then! Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Mike BOOLEN - Class of 1971 ~ 1953 - 2012 >>Lee WHITLEY - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: John ADKINS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RANLETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug DUNCAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy EDGAR ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HARDEN ('96) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) & Kathie MOORE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: The 50th reunion of the class of 1962 I have made some update to the class website. Current as of 8/07/12 follow the links from the all Bomber website: to the class of 62 website: to the reunion activities page: to the list of attendees: to see the attendees as of 8/1/12: or the registration form to sign up: or to see our reunion T-shirt and find out how to order one: -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Jerry LORENZEN (66) passed away August 2nd. I called Einans and found that his funeral notice wont be in the paper until this Thursday. His services are scheduled for Saturday, August 11th, at 1 pm, but they didnt know where they would be held. Below is the link to his death notice, and hopefully his memorial page will be in Friday's Sandstorm, Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/12 ~ NAGASAKI ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49) Mike CLOWES ('54) Ginger BAIRD ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay WEAR ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Club 40's "Silver Jubilee" Club 40's Silver Jubilee 25 years old for those out there wondering what Club 40 is A club started 25 years ago for those who are Bomber alumni that have been out of high school for (at least) 40 years. We get together every Year in September, in Richland, for a fantastic reunion that includes all of us from the late '40s through the '70s. Bomber grads and those who, would have been, or would like to have been, grads. Great fun and great memories. Just a reminder that the deadline for reservations is coming up fast. Reservations must be in my hands by the 25th of August. That does not mean mail them on the 24th or 25th. It means in my hands on the 25th. Because of size limitations there will not be any tickets sold at the door Friday or Saturday nights. Reservation forms are on the web site. Thanks and hope to see you there -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), Club 40 Treasurer **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) On a semi-political note: If any airplane deserved to be commemorated in a mural on Art Dawald Gym it should be "Bock's Car", a B-29. Not that the B-17 was a lesser plane, and does deserve mention in the history of the Hanford Engineering Works because of the action of mostly construction workers. But the B-29 named for its pilot. Capt. Frederick Bock (USAAF), is more in keeping with the spirit of what happened in the hallowed halls of Columbia High School, Richland, WA, in September and October of 1945. For it was on this date, August 9, 1945, "Bock's Car" took off from North Field on the island of Tinian and delivered a bomb nick-named "Fat Man" to the Japanese city of Nagasaki. Bock's Car, by the way, was commanded by Major Charles Sweeney (USAAF). Why is this important? Because, from information provided by the War Department, the bomb "Fat Man" used a new element called plutonium as its active ingredient. Plutonium was "manufactured" at Hanford, near the village of Richland, WA. And the rest, as they say, was history. Unfortunately "Bock's Car" is no longer available to be used as a monument. Who knows what happened to the many components that went to build it, some may be running around the Uptown shopping center in a Toyota or Nissan. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where all survived the first 100 day (Saturday) for the past two years and we are all now basking in the mid 80s that are much more comfortable. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ginger BAIRD Wireman ('82) Re: Bomberopoly! I graduated in 1982 and was proud to march in Bomber Band as a color guard member under the directorship of Warren Hopkins. I loved school because of my involvement in band and choir, and was so proud to be part of our outstanding performance groups. The Richland HS Instrumental Music Boosters (RHSIMB) work hard to ensure today's students, like my son Wyatt WIREMAN ('14), have the support they need to perform at their best. From properly fitting uniforms, to well maintained instruments, tuned pianos, and snacks after half time, the Instrumental Music Boosters support our kids. RHSIMB is putting together Bomberopoly to raise funds. It's a custom designed Bomber & Richland focused game of strategy to build wealth and power (like Monopoly.) Games will be $25. Check out the cover design, and visit our website at: to pre-order a copy for your favorite Bomber alumni. We'll also be set up at several football games this season. -Ginger BAIRD Wireman ('82) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: relatives of Jack LOWREY ('49-RIP), Mike CLOWES ('54) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Toby WHEELER ('65/'66) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen BARTLETT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGRATH ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod COLLINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob GOEHRING ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: relatives of Jack LOWREY ('49-RIP) Re: Jumping Jack's interment We would like to invite you to Jacks funeral. He will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday October 22, 2012 at 9am. Im sure it will be a beautiful ceremony and we would love to share the memory with you. We hope you can attend. Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for all of your kind words and thoughts during this difficult time. Best regards, Luci, Jackie, Kelly and Tony. -relatives of Jack LOWREY ('49-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to break out the ol' propeller beanie because it is the birthday of another Bomber Babe. You, you heard it here folk's, let's give a great big Happy Birthday! to Helen BARTLETT ('52), a true Bomber Babe. Enjoy this, your special day, and remember that you can now legally drink in the cocktail lounge of the Desert Inn. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather has cooled to the low eighties but may rise to the upper eighties by the week-end. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Bomberopoly I just ordered 3 copies of the Bomberopoly game for my brothers (Jeff DAWSON ('62) and Gaynor DAWSON ('65)) and me. And I ordered 3 for my kids (Jeff JANICEK ('88), Jennifer JANICEK Ellison ('90), and Josh JANICEK ('93)). I also ordered the square called Jadwin and am having "Dawson-Richards" put on the square. Or you can put a name (class year, other) in the middle of the board ($50 each). Cannot think of a better way to celebrate our unique past as early Richland-ites and Bombers! Further, anyone who wants to support the Richland Players Theater downtown off the Parkway can still buy a brick for the sidewalk in front of the theater and put their name or other info on it. What great ways to leave our mark on history! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: B-29 Superfortress "Bock's Car" Actually the B-29 serial number: 44-27297 "Bockscar" is still in existence and on permanent display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio along with mock-up of the "Fat Man" Pu bomb. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ From a lonely Bomber outpost in Kennewick Lion Country. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Group hug Well, my ilugitumutt son and I will be heading for Irving, TX tomorrow so he can get an award from the Vietnam Veterans of America for pretending to be a Sgt. in Vietnam. (If it works I'll attach a picture of the people who will be there with us... I see that my Old Pal Bo Belinsky's ex-wife, Jo Collin's can't make it... ) I am NOT making light in all honesty. I think the show "Tour of Duty" was excellent and he did a fine job in it. I think it did a great deal to heal many of the wounds this country and those of us who spent our summer vacations in that wonderful far off country most of us had never heard of before the "police action" started... It's funny because I just got a call from our friend Larry Howard who served in the Brigade Terry's show played in "Tour of Duty". We met Larry at a reunion of that Brigade a few years back in New York and after I got back I made it a point of sending Larry the last poster I had from the show. (the second to last one I had Terry sign and we auctioned off at R2K). Larry's isn't signed because I couldn't trust somebody to sign it and then mail it on... but you guys know him... so that's no surprise to you... Larry is the envy of the Brigade to have that poster... so the reason we have a group hug today is that I never take a computer with me (not enough room with my .38 and a box of ammo) and I will miss the birthday of a girl I have pined over my entire life... she knows it as I've never been shy about telling the birthday girl and Pam PANTHER ('65) that two of my greatest regrets were to have never asked these two girls out in our years at Chief Jo and Col-hi... ahhhhhhh... but the good thing is we are still friends... which is not to suggest that I'm not still friends with all my ex girlfriends (well there are two that don't speak to me... but two outa... outa... outa... too many to mention ain't all that bad)... Somebody asked me the other day about why i didn't stay with any girl very long... As I look back on it I have no good reason whatsoever... As Peter Joe CARROLL ('65) used to say: "just didn't have no good sense!"... The other birthday is the only girl who ever wrote me in Vietnam (well she may be the only girl I wrote too... I did write one of the girl's who doesn't speak to me, but her response was so hot that it caught fire when I opened it)... She has always been one of those Bomber- babes I just enjoy to pieces... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) and Patty SPENCER ('65) on their respective special days, August 10 and August 12, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Toby WHEELER Davis ('65/'66) I have attached an announcement about a book signing event to be held Sept. 29 at the Barnes&Noble at Columbia Center. It would be great if you could please put it in the Sandstorm. If you need this in a different format please advise. There is also a photo of me at a Book Signing event in Tel Aviv, Israel, included. I'm not really sure whether or not you use photos. WHAT: Book Signing (Toby's book) WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012 TIME: 11am - 1:30pm WHERE: Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Suite 700, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd. Kennewick, WA. Meet Toby WHEELER Davis ('65/'66) former teacher and author of "The Ever Part of Always-Keely Tucker's First Adventure", an award winning fantasy adventure for middle grade/YA readers. Pick up a free, signed bookmark and chat with the author about her personal adventures in 12 overseas postings with the US Foreign Service that inspired parts of the story. Have her endorse a copy of the book for someone special. Davis uses imagination to teach kids how to believe in themselves. "The Ever Part of Always-Keely Tucker's First Adventure" is about a child's journey from despair to belief, from low esteem to feelings of self-worth, utilizing the only tool at her disposal - imagination. "This is a 'feel-good' story of one little girl's struggles and triumphs in a really tough environment," says Davis. "It is a story of hope. All over the world kids dream the same dreams, hope the same hopes, and cry over the same problems. This book could be one that makes a difference and helps kids solve the troubles they face everyday." -Toby WHEELER Davis ('65/'66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: USA womens soccer For Team USA, it was payback time. The U.S. women's soccer team took its third straight Olympic gold medal, beating Japan 2-1 in Wembley Stadium and avenging its 2011 World Cup final loss. Greatness has been found! Hope SOLO ('99) did an excellent job of defending in front of a crowd of 85,000 spectators. Carli Lloyd scored both goals making it an AWESOME moment in time for our team. Congratulations to the whole team for their tremendous effort!!!! Women's Soccor beats Japan for Olympic Gold Re: Jerry LORENZEN ('66-RIP) Jerry's funeral notice now appears at the following Einan's link, and his services will be Saturday, August 11th at 1 pm at Einan's: In Jerry's honor his family will be placing a memorial swing bench in a Richland city park near the Columbia River. If you'd like to contribute please contact Salvatore LORENZEN ('94) at 208-704-9873. As Jerry always said "Be good to each other". Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very warm Richland, but at least we didn't make it to 100 today! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jerry LORENZEN - Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Judy WILLOX ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George STEPHENS ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I have spent a half-hour trying to sort out a problem with Hotmail. Seems a person or persons unknown (as they say in the crime dramas) hacked into a fellow Bomber's e-mail account. These alleged culprits then sent out e-mails to those on the Bomber's list. I was a recipient of one and foolishly opened it. So, if you received a proported e-mail from me and it has a banner headline saying you gotta open this (or words to that effect), don't. I don't even like to forward some of the clever jokes and pictures that I receive from time to time (unless they are exceptionally good). Sorry for the inconvenience. To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Thanks for the up-date on "Bock's Car". I was under the impression that the Air Corps Museum at Wright-Pat had the "Enola Gay" and that "Bock's Car" may have been scrapped. In doing further research, I now believe the "Enola Gay" is somewhere in the Smithsonian collection. I can only hope that the museum at Wright-Pat is not next to the building (secret) where the debris from Roswell is stored. But that is another tale. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the "marine push" lingers longer than the weather guessers suppose. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: North to Alaska Tomorrow, Saturday, Jackie and I fly North to Alaska. I will be there 16 days. I will help Jackie prepare, set-up and fire the City Of Houston's Founders' Day display on Saturday the 18th. Shoot time about 10:30. This is a very nice display and lots of fun things for the crowd during the days and into evening. As in the past the sponsor will have cases of the Sky Lanterns to be lit and released. It is a beautiful site to see 50 or more drifting on the breeze strung out over a mile or so in the darkening sky. This is always a fun display to work as Jackie puts her heart into it and it is a bit different from the normal display, quite spectacular. One nice thing is that we are up on a hill and so it is all very visible to everyone in the crowd. Then I start work on the opening night display for the Alaska State Fair on Friday the 24th at 10pm sharp. This will be the largest and have the most grandeur of any display I have fired there in the past. We have updated our launch technology in Alaska. We have acquired several flatbed trailers and set the guns up in a dense pack. We still follow all the safety and common sense rules for display fireworks but it makes for a faster set-up and less on site work. We still have to do all the loading of explosives at the site. We don't drive around with loaded guns (mortars). Yes it has been tried a few times with events like night parades, but it did not take long for officials to see how dangerous it was and at least in the U.S. and Canada put a solid stop to it. I am open for lunches or dinners or just a meet with alums in the Anchorage, Palmer, Wassilla area. If any takers, drop me an email and I will send my cell number. As I related earlier I have been invited to be the featured speaker at the Russian National Fireworks Conference and Trade Show in Moscow the first week in October. We are trading emails & getting all the details settled. I will get a State Department briefing in September. I had called to see if they had any words of wisdom on this and they offered the briefing. I am a long time member of the Intl Society of Explosive Engineers (ISEE) and they advise members who travel in foreign countries to talk about any kinds of explosives to get a short brief from the State Department. And... since I have no conflicts on my calendar, Jackie and I will be at Club 40. Three days later I fly to a meeting with sponsors of an ultra large benefit with something like 75,000 attendees where I (and my company) have been asked to design and supply a suitable fireworks display, and stage Special Effects. All details are confidential until arrangements are more firm. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's Memorial ALL Bomber Lunch Today 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, August 11, 2012 (TODAY) 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. -Judy WILLOX ('61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Larry OSTERMAN - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2012 >>Susan LEE Praino - Class of 1990 ~ 1972 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: John ADKINS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bart LONGMORE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty SPENCER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat SAENZ ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Aaron ROBERTS ('66) & Robbin Ruth HENDERSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: "Enola Gay" The "Enola Gay" has been restored for static display and is currently a major permanent exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C. As a result of the earlier controversy, the signage around the aircraft provides only the same succinct technical data as other aircraft in the museum, without discussion of the controversial issues. Re: Class of '62 50 year reunion update I have made some updates ... Current as of 8/11/12 follow the links from the all Bomber website: to the class of 62 website: to the reunion activities page: to the list of attendees: to see the attendees as of 8/1/12: or the registration form to sign up: or to see our reunion T-shirt and find out how to order one: -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Jerry LORENZEN ('66-RIP) Dennis and I attended the funeral service for Jerry Friday. Click the link below to see four pages from his program. Mike DALE ('66) was the only other person there from our class. Peace ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLEMENTSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary PERSONS ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Kay Burnside ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for '66 Girls Just a reminder that the '66 girls will be having lunch WHEN: this Thursday. August 16th WHERE: Frost Me Sweet Bistro, 710 The Parkway. Richland TIME: 12:30pm I've made reservations... Their phone number is 420-4704. Below is the link for their lunch menu if you want to check it out: Please let me know if you will be able to attend. So far, I have only heard from 16 people, and currently we have 11 attending. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/12 ~ VJ DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Tony DURAN ('55) Brother of Peggy LEWIS ('62) - Sean LEWIS ('77) David RIVERS ('65) Jim Collings ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David MANSFIELD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COLLINGS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard SWANSON ('64) 08/14/1945 PEACE! OUR BOMB CLINCHED IT! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Larry OSTERMAN ('51-RIP) I was saddened to read about Larry's passing. We had fun during high school and I have often remembered some of the things we did. We went different ways after school, Larry to college and I to the Navy. One of the things I remember the most was the time that a lady gave us $5 to haul an old car off. It was a '24 Ford that had the roof removed. Larry and I (and probably Bob BAROTT ('50) managed to get the car to West Richland to Barrott's gas station where we removed and cleaned out the gas tank and reinstalled it, cleaned out the lines and lo and behold it ran! (I can still see this happening in my mind's eye) We took it all over the Bombing Range area chasing rabbits with the hoods flopping for all the world like wings of some sort until it gave up the ghost for good. Its things like that that bring back memories. Never did anything bad (except surf boarding in the ditch) and had tons of fun without causing any damage to anyone. Simple pleasures to be sure. Save us a place, Larry, we'll be along after a bit. -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: VJ Day - August 14, 1945 -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: brother of Peggy LEWIS ('62) -- Sean LEWIS ('77) Hello -- I'm passing this on based on what I think is accurate info about a Class of 1962 Reunion coming up soon, maybe this weekend. I'm the brother of Peggy LEWIS Johnson ('62) and she wants y'all to know that she sends a heartfelt hello, remembers her high school years very fondly, and regrets that she will not be able to join you to celebrate and reunite. If you would like to pass on any thoughts or comments to Peg, send them to me and I'll be sure and get them to her... Go, Bombers! -Sean LEWIS ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Scroll if ya gets bored My two-named buddy, Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), and I have a good time giving each other a little crap now and then (well, actually, we pretty much do it every day) so I need to give him fair warning that this may be a bit long and disjointed... I'm trying to get everything that happened over the weekend into this one post... My ilugitumutt son arrived by Bus (I told him the train didn't come to Vegas) Thursday afternoon to 116 heat. My A/C car still is not ready so I've been driving hot rods all summer... I picked him up and he jumped into my '53 Henry J gasser and we headed out... I had rerouted part of my fuel lines early on and the car had been fine up to 112... but 116 was more that one line could take and we vapor locked... (here I am to say that Terry diagnosed and determined a fix for the problem) I then rerouted the back of the line and we were off (all in a suit and tie of course)... I called my buddy who was in the first class of Seals and off we went to dinner... I had finished my buddy's will and he was thrilled to have Terry witness it... those two hit it off and talked half the night... then it was home where I made up the couch as nice as possible (when I built this house, I did NOT furnish any spare bedrooms as you don't want to have room for people to stay when you live in a resort town)... Next morning my daughter was to take us to the A/P but I knew she'd gone to a late concert on Friday nite... I got my shore patrol ready just in case... when I couldn't rouse her we hit the trail (she was mortified later on) As we approached the A/P, I realized the a new terminal had opened and wasn't sure where we were to go... as usual, signs were almost nonexistent... After two passes we finally found long term parking and were off and running... the line for baggage check was unreal... it turns out a Turkish group was making up almost our entire flight... we were allowed to go into another line (it would be the last time we were shown any courtesy for the next ten hours)... 15 minutes for gun check and we were headed for security... I had managed to take all the rounds out of my holster this time, but T was carrying water in his bag... As we approached our gate ready to board we saw a long line at the counter and a sign with a new flight time of 2:30 pm... the hours dragged by and T kept recharging his phone so he could text this person or that... When we couldn't raise the contact guy (Terry was calling his house in Indy) I suggested he call Tony Becker one of the actor recipients and we let them know our problem... they had been monitoring our flight... At 4:30 I begged the lady to put us on another flight and we flew out at 5:50 (Our original flight finally left around 8-9 PM) We arrived to a gang waiting outside the hotel for the 8 PM reception (of course it was almost midnight)... we all sat and gabbed till way after 2 AM. The next morning my job was to get the actors to an autograph session... we all arrived right on time. I spent my time buying books written by various Vet authors and had a wonderful time talking to the authors... We all ran to the rooms for a short nap (Becker, Caffery and I would always meet at Terry's room, thank goodness... we all had suites and Terry had a rather small normal room... we never spilled the beans)... next was a round table where all the vets could ask questions of the actors... We learned something very surprising after all these years... Before it aired, the Pilot of "Tour of Duty" had been previewed by many of these same guys at a National Vietnam Veterans of America Convention. Half way through the viewing many of the men left the room. Terry had always thought they didn't like it. Truth was there were so many guys having flash-backs they had to stop the film to allow those who couldn't take it to leave the room). The same sentiments were expressed during the session as I expressed in my last post and were expressed by my Seal buddy the night before... "Tour of Duty" allowed the non-vet public to see in some fashion that the portrayal of vets up to that time had been one-sided and wholly invalid... it gave the Vets an opportunity to be shown as they were... kids away from home facing the horrors of war... it brought closure to both sides... Nap time again till the reception and dinner... At dinner the room was filled and overflowing... We were seated at the President's table... an amazing man. A large white haired Irishman, it was clearly his roll to lobby for vets and there was no self-centeredness about this man at all. As the awards were given to several acclaimed authors, we were amazed at the depth of the love each of these men had for his fellow brothers and sisters in arms... One fellow left his Rhodes Scholar time to volunteer for Vietnam duty... After he had been in country long enough for his men to trust him a young Lance Corporal asked if he was really a Harvard grad and a Rhodes Scholar... he answered in the affirmative... the kid responded: "you gotta be the dumbest F-ing Rhodes Scholar in the world!" Then it was time for T and the boyz to get their awards... They brought Tony Becker up first... Tony choked up like nothing I've seen often and got me crying like a baby... Steve Caffery kept me going and Terry finished me off. We stayed up talking to vets for a long time before retiring to Terry's room to watch the Vietnam documentary Terry just finished narrating and finished up around 1 AM again. At breakfast we couldn't believe the weekend was over. There were hugs and tears and more hugs and tears. At the airport, Caffery, Becker, Terry and I hugged and hugged... we were almost speechless at what we had experienced... Terry and I had been through it once before but we were still not prepared for the emotion... for the other two it was their first time and they were walking on air... finally Becker broke the ice and said he'd hugged us enough and he was leaving... Terry and I flew home (I slept all the way) and I walked him to his next flight and headed home. With the sole exception of Bomber functions, I have not experienced anything like the emotions that came from this experience and hope that Terry and I and the others can continue to experience them. Welcome home to all my Vet Bomber friends! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Gus KEENEY ('57) David RIVERS ('65), Val TRENT ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank COLLINS ('51wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MOORE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) To: Club 40 Organizers I haven't heard anything from anybody about the Sandstorm Follies in the last several weeks. What's going on? -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Thank You David RIVERS ('65) Thank You David RIVERS ('65), for giving us such great data for that period in our lives. Also, thank you David, Jack ('65), and all the rest of you Bomber vets during that very trying time in all our lives for your service and sacrifices. WELCOME HOME!!! Sorry, My eyes got wet again!!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Just in case you'd like to know Yesterday, I mentioned the documentary that Terry DAVIS ('65) narrated. For those of us who lived Tet, 1968 and for those who watched it on the news, the Battle of Lang Vai was the first time the NVA used Russian Tanks in the war. While Terry was shooting "Tour of Duty", a young boy named Greg Tomlin drew a large picture of Terry (I'll try and remember to scan the picture the boy used to draw his and send with this post) and sent it to him. Terry sent the boy a ToD Jacket and they continued to correspond... fast forward... Greg's father had not had a full night's sleep since 1968. Greg, now a PhD. and professor, decided to accompany Paul Longrear back to LangVai to try and recover the remains of the men who were left there after the base fell in February, 1968. Paul and a handful of others had survived the battle. Greg took his father with him. On their return, his father finally found peace and has slept well ever since. Greg produced the documentary entitled "the man left behind". I shared the first ten minutes of it with several of you a while back. The DVDs were to have been finished in time for the Convention Terry and I attended but won't be ready till sometime this week. The film centers around Lt. Longrear and the battle using real footage from US and Vietnamese archives. If any of you are interested, I will post the ordering information in the Sandstorm when Greg sends it to me. Terry does an excellent job in the narration and the film is well worth the watch. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Val TRENT ('70) Hi, Please note that my mother, Lois (Pat) McCRAREY Trent ('50), died this morning [8/14] at Kadlec Hospital. She went in for an operation on a small tumor in her brain and had accidental complications followed by cardiac arrest. She died peacefully this morning at 5:16 with her boys Val ('70) and Frank ('72), and granddaughter Jennifer by her side, but a 7-day and night vigil had been held by her husband Frank, Sr., son David ('75) (Perth, Australia) and son's wives. Thanks very much. Val TRENT ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim JENSVOLD - Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Larry BELT ('57) and Dan HAGGARD ('57) Roger GRESS ('61), John ADKINS ('62) Frank WHITESIDE ('63), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Toby WHEELER ('65/'66) Dave MILLER ('67), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BRUNTLETT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie ROE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROW ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby BELCHER ('75wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne MITZLAFF ('77) 8/16/77 - "Before Elvis, there was nothing." -John Lennon **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Big shout out for all you Mariner fans on "King" Felix's perfect game. First one in Mariner's history. If you were at Safeco Field yesterday, you just became part of history. And a shout out to Hope SOLO ('99) for not giving in. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are differing over what today's high temp will be. On channel has it a 102, another is calling for 100 and the Weather Channel is saying high 90s. Let's hear for the Weather Channel. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry BELT ('57) 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/registration forms are available on the Club 40 website: ONLY NINE DAYS REMAIN TO SIGN UP. Sincerely, Larry Belt and Dan Haggard, Class of 57 representatives. Go Bombers!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS ('61) To: Tim AVEDOVECH (Classic Class of 1961) Happy Birthday Tim. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of 1961) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Class of '62 50 year reunion update I have made some updates ... Current as of 8/14/12 follow the links from the all Bomber website: to the class of 62 website: to the reunion activities page: to the list of attendees: to see the attendees as of 8/1/12: or the registration form to sign up: or to see our reunion T-shirt and find out how to order one: -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Jim JENSVOLD ('62-RIP) I was extremely saddened to hear about the passing of my old ag/FFA buddy Jim "Jens/Jensy" Jensvold. He was a good friend from the time I was in 9th grade through our two years at Columbia Basin College. We had a lot of good times on the farm, on trips to Yellowstone Park and just hanging out around town. It was a kick driving around in his old Studebaker pickup truckI think it was about a 1950 model and would probably be pretty valuable today. He was the first person that I ever knew to work at McDonald's in about 1964. He sold me my first McDonald's hamburger which I recall being 15 cents at the time. Jens was a really great guy who never said a bad word about anyone. He was simply a kind, thoughtful "teddy bear." Although I hadn't seen him since I left Richland in June of 1965, I called him a few times. He was still the same old guy and his voice and personality were exactly the same as always. I will sadly miss him as will many others. I wasn't aware that his wife had passed away in 2011 until yesterday. I'm sure that was a huge loss for him. I wish I had called him again. It just goes to show that none of us realize when our time will come, and we will never be able to talk to a good friend again. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family. I know they will miss him. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Jim JENSVOLD ('62-RIP) Jim Jensvold was a good friend of mine in high school. We were in Future Farmers of America together and had many good times on the school farm, and on FFA outings, He was The Salt Of The Earth and all round good guy. Rest in Peace, Jens. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: ,David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babe Well I got some pictures from the Award Ceremony in Dallas, but this post is 'bout one a my favorite Bomber-babes, without whom I might not still be friends with my Illugitumutt son and we might not have him around any longer... I know I say this a lot about this Babe, but she gave me the right advise at the right time and I am just so grateful to have her in my life... besides... she is great to look at just as she was back at Col-Hi... she and the Divine Ms HOFF ('64) were two of the first girls WARFORD ('65) introduced me to our first day at Col-Hi... I can't figure out why I didn't know them before but that's a mystery for the ages now... I can still recall the exact spot we were standing and I just knew High School was the place for me... If I hadn't have had to spend so much time in those classrooms... well I take that back... Classrooms gave us a closer space in which to socialize so I guess they weren't a total loss... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kathie ROE ('64) on your special day, August 16, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Toby WHEELER Davis ('65/'66) I was so sad to hear about the death of Jim JENSVOLD ('62-RIP). His sister Judy ('65) was my friend and Jim was in the class with my sister Lyndy ('62). Seems like there were many Luther League events through those years too My heart goes out to his family and friends. Best wishes, -Toby WHEELER Davis ('65/'66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: Summer books "So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, Go throw your tv set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall. -Roald Dahl Hope everyone is having a good summer. Thanks Larry MATTINGLY ('60) for suggesting a good book about Germany. On Hitler's Mountain by Irmgard Hunt was very good and I noticed on page 182 a brother who was captured and lost a leg and was sent to a prisoner of war camp in Washington state. Two books by Uwe Timm are, The Invention of Curried Sausage, which is still served from street carts around Germany. The other is, In My Brothers Shadow, trying to find out what her brother did during the war. In The Garden Of The Beast was also very good, by Eric Larson and a very strange book is Other Losses by James Bacque. One more is, The Perfect Nazi by Martin Davidson is good and its about trying to uncover his grandfather's past. I have always been interested in WW2 in Europe because my mother-in-law was nineteen year old girl living outside of Paris during the war. She met my father-in-law who was an Italian American from San Francisco who was in the Army Air Corp. He went back after the war ended and brought her to the US. Have to start dinner, more tomorrow. -Dave MILLER ('67) ~ San Jose, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Happy birthday to my cousin, John BRUNTLETT ('54) on the 16th. Perhaps he taught some of you at E.W.U. Enjoy your day. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where is supposed to be in the 90s for the next few days ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte CARLSON ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy BOGGS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verna GORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erma PARDINI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan DUDLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan STALEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Guess in all the excitement of Wednesday's perfect game, I done went and forgot the birthday of a fellow classmate. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of John BRUNTLETT ('54) is in order. Sorry to have forgotten, man. Keep cool in Cheney, especially with all that red turf. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel. OR amidst dueling weather guessers. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Class of '62 - 50 year reunion Attendees I just read the list that Jeff DeMEYER ('62) posted of the classmates who are attending our big 50 year reunion on August 24 and 25th... surely, some names got left off the list. Jerry FREE ('62) you live in Richland now and you are not attending??? Come on, classmates, let's come together for this big 50 year, and then retreat to the Club 40 comfort of being one of many (classes). Looking forward to it, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ West Harrison and Grandview, IN now writing from my son's in Gardnerville, NV, where they have hot desert days, but cool high desert nites. I remember hot days and nights in our desert in the Tri-Cities... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Seattle Mariners My friend Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) beat me to it with the congratulations to Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners for their PERFECT GAME. Only the 23rd such event in Major League history and the first for the Mariners. Whether you are a baseball fan or not, this is an amazing achievement. I listened to the game while working in the shop and then driving to an appointment. After the 7th inning, I told Linda that the guys in the dugout would stop sitting with and talking to Felix. He was left alone in his own world of thought and focus. We watched the rerun of the last three innings on TV and the ending was magic. After the game, fans stood around for a very long time to soak up the moment of history. I have been at some historical games in Seattle, and being a fan in the crowd for these great events is a very emotional feeling. When I lived in Houston, TX I used to watch Nolan Ryan pitch and he was amazing. Years later we went to the Kingdome in Seattle to see Nolan Ryan pitch his last game. We didn't know that it would be his last game, but he got beat up pretty bad in the first inning. He had hurt his arm and it was his last game. In 2001, after the 9/11 attacks, the following week of baseball was postponed and the schedule for that week was moved to the end of the season. We had tickets for the Saturday game after 9/11. We went to that game which had been moved to the end of the season. It was game #161 for the season. It turned out to be the record-setting 116th win for the season which tied the 1906 Chicago Cubs record. Again, fans did not leave the stadium right away. We stood at our seats for more than 15 minutes and visited with other fans. On October 1, 2004 we were again at a Mariners game seated just above 1st base. Ichiro Suzuki tied the single season hit record with 157 hits. This record was set in 1920 by George Sisler. Ichiro was presented with the historic game ball at first base. He called time out, and the umpires granted him all the time that he needed. He left the base, walked to the stands and presented the ball to George Sisler's 81 year old daughter, Frances Sisler Drochelman. She was at the game with two sons, the proud grandsons of George Sisler. Later in the game Ichiro got hit #258 and he ended up the season with 262 hits. I predict that this record will stand for a few decades. I love history and it's even more exciting to actually witness history in the making. Kinda like witnessing the times of an atomic bomb making crew at Hanford. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Rest in peace, Jim JENSVOLD ('62) My best memory of Jim was the trip Yakima for the regional basketball tournament when Col-Hi broke the clock, beating Eisenhower 103 to 58, I believe. Jim was driving a group of us, mostly Luther League friends and fans. I was very impressed with his steady and attentive driving in the very heavy traffic coming back along the Yakima River highway. I envy you, my friend, beginning your eternity in the glory of our Lord Jesus. Warmest regards to everyone - -Earl BENNETT ('63) ~ from the first day in weeks forecast for a high below 80 in central Virginia. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: oh yes Bomber-babes! Now far be it from me to suggest a conspiracy... especially one planned so far in advance, but I think there is something a little fishy about having two birthdays in the same family falling one right after another. I have it on good authority that the Birthday Bomber-babe got the idea from her long time pal, Diane MURPHY ('65) who celebrates an entire month with her pal Cathy MOUTON ('65)... now I ain't saying I got any proof... nobody watchin' from the grassy knoll or anything but I has me suspicions just the same... I must say that I always found this B-day girl to be stunning but managed to keep from tripping over my own feet when I would see her in the halls and around town... I'm wishing Judy BOGGS Carlson ('64) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on her special day, August 17, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Sandy BISHOP Smith - Class of 1969 ~ 1951 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial Today: Luana IVERS ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARLSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen SEELEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacki SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri CROSS ('84) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HALL ('60) & Connie MADRON ('60) - 50 years!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Re: 1952 Class Reunion Here is an update on th Class Members who will be attending our 60th Reunion: Roberta ADKINS Shipman, Helen BARTLETT Mowery, Lurene BERNHART Reed, Jerry BOYD, George BRUNSTAD, Wayne BRYSON, Rush CAMPBELL, Bev COATES Karns, Dick & Kay MITCHELL COATES, Patti COLE Pierce, Betty CONNER Sansom, Gerry CRAVENS, Bob CRUM, Jimmy DAVIS, Terry DEVINE, Mable DICKSON Pangle, Perry GRUVER, Robert HARDING, Luana EVERS Porch, Dorothy KEYS Harding, Bill LARGE, Art LASSILA, Jim MILLER, Jim MORRISON, Bob NACKE, Leola PATTERSON Lewis, Richard PIERARD, Orrin PILKEY, Gayla RAFFETY Baird, Skip SCOTT, Ron SNOW, Nadene STEVENS Johnson, Norma STRATTON Williams, Sharon STREGE Zinsli, Carol TYNER Roberts, Vernon VanDUSEN, Joe WEBB, Caroline WESTOVER Gerneglia, Dawn WRIGHT McAllister, Jack YOUNG, Bill ZILAR, Dick WIGHT, David RHODES, Vera RODDA Simonton We have a total of 68 signed up but, we still need 12 more to meet our food quota. Come on '52ers we'll have lots of fun. Get those reservations in!!! -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the rest of the story Well, here we are... as Bob Seger would say: "Turn the page"... I was reminded about another famblie with coincidental birthdays yesterday... we all know those twins, Lucy and Connie FOSTER ('65; '63) share the exact birthday but I try not to make a big deal of it because I hate to remind Lucy of the pain of being held back two years... tho I must say I always commend Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) on his foresight in hanging out in the halls of Col-Hi over an extended period of time. I wanna thank Kenny DAME ('68) for sharing the video of the song and wonderful pix "Richland, Washington" produced by the Class of '72. I've been asked who the artist is, but have no clue as I only heard the thing yesterday (two days ago now) for the first time and posted it on my Face book. I have eliminated Slim Whitman and Porter Wagoner from the running tho... If you look at the picture of the Carnation Milk Trucks, Mommy Dearest is the third person from the right in that photo... pretty dang cool... here is the link if you are interested: Well, time to get to business and wish Gary CARLSON ('64) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on his special day, August 18, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He always had the coolest hair in school. But as I learned my lesson when Terry DAVIS ('65) and I fried our heads the summer before 7th grade I never tried to copy it! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Lois McCRAREY Trent - Class of 1950 ~ 1932 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Mike BRADY ('61) Linda REINING ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lois EYERS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arc DEW ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn PET TEE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BAROTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) From the Now You Know Dept.: Now that it has passed, only Portland and Vancouver (USA) hit the century mark locally during the past heat wave. The rest of the valley merely sweltered in the high 90s. Guess the Weather Channel came closer to the mark that did either TV weather guesser (or weather reader). But, just to play it safe, Karyl and I went to the coast on Friday for some pleasant weather. Did run into some drizzle between Newport and Florence, but otherwise nice, cloudy and cool. And we did beat the heat, athough Portland did not reach 100 (97 or 98), Salem was at 94 and Eugene at 92. There were a few rain-drops on Saturday morning. To the Class of '72: Neat video, thank you. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we will be in the balmy 80s for the next day or so. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Hope SOLO ('99) I'm reading Hope SOLO's autobiography. My response to the way her teammates treated her after her reaction to being benched prior to a critical game against Brazil was utter dismay. Is that the way professionals treat their teammates during adversity? I hope not. I feel bad for the trials and tribulations Hope and her family have gone through. I was happy to read that many people in Richland supported her and her family during tough times. I am curious about her mother. Was she a Bomber? If she was, what was her maiden name and what year did she graduate? -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Who is the singer/class of '72 video I'm thinking the singer might be Michael PETERSON ('77)... I know he made a song about Richland... he used to be on Country Radio, but haven;t heard him in a long time. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ triple digits are still taking center stage in Bakersfield and I am so ready for Winter. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Donations for Cooper Larson baseball field in Kennewick Cooper Larson was a special 4 year old boy who touched the hearts and lives of many. At age 2, Cooper was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. One year later, Cooper was diagnosed with Brainstem Glioma, a non-operable form of brain cancer located in his brain stem. Cooper lost his battle with this terrible disease on October 12, 2008. Because Cooper loved baseball so much, the idea was formed to build a baseball field in his honor at the Kennewick American Youth Baseball Complex where Cooper was a bat boy and would have played baseball. The field will be a miniature replica of Safeco Field to tie in Cooper's experience with the Seattle Mariners. If any of you wish to donate to this cause, please use the link above. Thank you so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Curt DONAHUE ('53) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Dave MILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Club 40/Civil Air Patrol Cadets A reminder: Ex Civil Air Patrol Cadets from COL HI/Richland Hi. If you are in town during Club 40, join us for an informal gathering of CAP Cadets from "back when" so we can tell some lies and exaggerations about "boring holes in the sky" etc., the prowess of our cadet drill team... impromptu air shows at the old CAP airport when we'd do short field landings, try precision bombing with nags of flour etc.... WHEN: 0830 Saturday Sept 8th (buffet closes at 9am) WHERE: Red Lion Inn (ole Hanford House us geriatrics) - breakfast buffet If there are enough of us, we'll take our breakfasts into the cocktail lounge - otherwise, we'll capture a table or two in the restaurant. So far we know of several of the '52 crowd, a couple earlier than that - perhaps 8-9 of us. It would be helpful to know if anyone else is likely to show up Please let me or Kay MITCHELL Coates know. -Dick WIGHT ('52), cadet squadron cmdr in '51 or so.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) To: Jim SPEARS ('53) Happy Birthday to a fellow classmate. See you at Club 40. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Col-Hi Teacher's Passing I don't know how many of you remember Miss Elsa Nordin. She was Greg's psych teacher at Col-Hi and took his class and any others (I was included) that were interested on a field trip to, of all places, Medical Lake State Hospital. She passed away August 10th in Longview, WA where she has lived for the last 21 years at the age of 108. The obit is in today's (Aug 19) Tri-City Herald. She taught in Richland since 1947, at John Ball, Carmichael then Col-Hi before going to CBC until 1970 when she retired. It is a rather lengthy obit so I won't try to relate it all. She was very active in many organization locally and statewide. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: Seattle and Books Hello again. The wife and I went up to Tacoma to house sit again, 7/2 till 7/20. Best weather I have seen in the 25 years we have been going up there. As I was getting off the plane at 10:30 on a Monday night the guy next to me says, "Say now I've got to catch another plane." When I asked where he was going, he said the Tri-Cities. He grew up in Kennewick and had lived in Santa Cruz, CA until he had gotten a divorce. He remarried and was moving to Richland after 20 years in Santa Cruz and his step daughter was going to be a Bomber. Too bad it was as we were getting off the plane and I couldn't get his name as my carry-on had been moved to a different overhead. He finally settled on the right place to live and raise a family. Book stores around Tacoma and Seattle. This year when we went, Yvonne my dear wife stated that she had a stash of yarn exceeding life expectantly. Hats, scarves and her socks we have lots of, so we could go to old bookstores. Somebody had mentioned The Orca bookstore in Olympia so that was one and she found out about Percival Landing which was just finished. We walked that whole area and stumbled upon a farmers market that was one of the best I've seen. Stevens meats was fantastic and cheap ground buffalo plus lots of game sausages. I go to farmers markets year around here in San Jose but I have never seen such a choice of apricots, 6 different varieties. The bookstore was great. Finally Found Books in Black Diamond was just reopened under a new owner. The museum there is quite large and very interesting and the bakery and restaurant down the street is real good and Mike's pizza is a great place for a beer. Comstock bindery and bookstore in Auburn is one of biggest I have seen and the guy rebinds old books, now there is an almost lost art. I think you could almost find a book on any subject in there including sailing, model making, medieval armor, anything. Culpepper books in the Proctor area of Tacoma is real nice and its just across and down the street from the Metropolitan Market. King's books in Tacoma was nice and I came back with more books than I went with. Here is some good books, Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamod 1997 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is about the Japanese and Chinese in Seattle in 1942. John Dunning is a great author and his books are about a Bookman or a collector of rare books and he also has a good book about old time radio called, Radio-Two o'clock Eastern Time. The movie and book by Deborah Moggach, The Most Exotic Marygold Hotel is a great movie starring Judy Dench. Wild by Cheryl Strayed about hiking parts of the Pacific Crest Trail. Morning of Fire by Scott Ridley is about Captain John Kindrick being sent by Thomas Jefferson to explore the Pacific northwest and see what the British and Russian were doing. If you have never been to Kerry Park on Queen Ann hill, it has the best view of Seattle I have ever imagined. We were there with my two nieces who both have apartments in the area. Thats all folks, read on. -Dave MILLER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ken MILLER - Class of 1967 ~ 1948 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim CLANCY ('52) Larry BELT ('57) and Dan HAGGARD ('57) John ADKINS ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: LaVerne OSTERMAN ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim CLANCY ('52) Re: Richland, Washington song. James Talley is the person singing the song. Recorded in 1977. Album is "Ain't It Somethin'". Google James Talley to see his bio. I heard the song some years ago on a N.P.R. program called American Routes with Nick Spitzer. Its on every sat. out of New Orleans. -Jim CLANCY ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry BELT ('57) 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/registration forms are available on the Club 40 website: Sincerely, -Larry BELT ('57) & Dan HAGGARD ('57), Class of '57 representatives Go Bombers!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Class of '62 50 year reunion update I have made some updates ... Current as of 8/**/12 follow the links from the all Bomber website: to the class of 62 website: to the reunion activities page: to the list of attendees: to see the attendees as of 8/1/12: or the registration form to sign up: or to see our reunion T-shirt and find out how to order one: -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland... and we're getting a little cooling trend **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Elsa Nordin (RIP) This is the link to the funeral notice for Elsa Nordin Re: Cooper Larsons baseball field: I thought I would let you know that he was the grandson of Roland Lawrence ('62-RIP): Re: Hope SOLO's ('99) mother In answer to Mike BRADYs ('61) question [8/19 Sandstorm] about the mother of Hope being a Bomber. Her name is Judy SHAW ('70). I have included her senior picture: I just spoke with Alice Shaw (Judy's mother), and she confirmed that Judy graduated in 1970. Judy's second husband was Glenn Burnett ('70-RIP) of the same class. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Brother of Peggy LEWIS ('62) -- Sean LEWIS ('77), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Merrill ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie MOORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Speaking of Ms. SOLO ('99): Now that we know who her mother is (was), could it possibly be that her father was(is) Han Solo (bad joke intended). She did appear on the Monday night episode of "Chelsea Lately" on the E Network (although some contend it should be re-named the K network). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the "marine push" seems to be working as it certainly is cooler than last week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: She's a great Bomber-babe I've said it before, I knowed this Bomber-babe's Hubby ('65-'67) since we was 15 years old and we been best buds ever since... Didn't meet her till our 25th reunion and she's been a best bud ever since that... I don't think I've ever missed seein' them when I come home 'cept this June when he was off playing little toot the truck driver (I know I know... Little toot was a tug boat... I just think it fits here better than "Honda Boy") It was mighty strange for them not to be sitting in their reserved spot at the DQ on Thursday night at CDN's... Hope they don't make a habit outa missing... I sure hope she knows how much she is loved so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) on her special day, August 22, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean LEWIS ('77) Re: Relayed message from Peggy LEWIS Johnson ('62) Peg's little brother here (Sean LEWIS ('77)) -- I just wanted to thank David PUGH ('62), Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62), Diane DAVENPORT ('62) and Katie SHEERAN Johnson ('61) SO MUCH for sending messages a week or so ago to me for my sister Peggy. She enjoyed hearing your names and getting your messages more than I could tell you. She's in the Mt. Vernon, WA area in an assisted- living facility and is unable to attend the Class of '62 reunion, but she truly loved hearing from you. Anyone else is still welcome, of course, to send a message to her through me, which I will be sure and relay to her. She instantly recalled each of you and was absorbed in reading and re-reading your messages, so thank you again so much; it meant a whole lot to her, and again, she looks back so fondly on her high-school days with all of you and living in what was just a great and unique place to live and grow up. -Sean LEWIS ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Derrith PERSONS ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SPEARS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene HORNE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MONASMITH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CHAPPELL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: Bomber passing With many tears, this is to let you all know that my brother Gary PERSONS ('57) passed away this past Monday August 20th. I was told that there would be a service there (Puyallup) and in the spring there would be one in Richland. This is all I know at this time. Gary's sister Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hope ya gets good weather OK... I am sitting here in the middle of about 70 weather with more rain than I've seen in a good long while... not a short burst and then sunny skies as it has been for about the last 6 weeks or so... Dark and buckets of rain... I am not great with this computer but I tried to check the satellite pix and it looks like this stuff is isolated to here and running down the route of I-15; I-10 to L.A. I don't see anything on the coast or up Washington way contributing to this mess... usually we get somebody else's weather that manages to slip over the mountains but this stuff seems just directed at us! That seems to bode well for the Class of '62 and their reunion. I've heard from a few ol' pals and they seem really stoked (ain't that a fun throw back word to the dayz of the beach boys)... I remember when one of the first BB's albums came out and they had an instrumental on there called "Stoked"... May have been surfin' USA... had a guy riding a wave on a blue cover... yup, just googled it and I was right... OK so that album wasn't released till '63... so sue me... Funny... One thing that has always stuck out in my mind as a little kid from the Class of '65, was Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) on stage at an assembly, in a long flowing robe placing her crown on the next Home coming Queen's (Diane GRUNWALD) head with roses and all kinds of flourish... Man, I dug the heck outa that... OK so I was easily entertained back then... OK so I'm still easily entertained... what can I say... anyway, today I'm wishing a kid I have known since 6th grade an HB... He and I always had big plans to build a go-cart and collected parts to do it but never got the project off the ground before I started my real car accusations at 15... but we sure had big dreams... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Chuck MONASMITH ('65) on his special day, August 23, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Patrick MAGEEHON - Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blanche NEWBY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) Re: Death of Gary PERSONS ('57-RIP) Another 1957 classmate, Gary PERSONS, passed away on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his sister,Derrith ('60), son Scott, and daughter Kim and their families. I know that he and Jan ('60-RIP) are together again. Peace be with you all. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Anna May WANN ('49) Mike CLOWES ('54), Lenora HUGHES ('55) Floyd MELTON ('57), Sharon GREER ('62) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SWAIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen MANOLOPOULOS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg STONE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Club 40 lunch Howdy all you old timer Club 40 founders from the classes of the forties. Yes, we will get together for our tenth annual founders lunch at the Red Lion restaurant Saturday, 9/8 at noon. As usual it will be non host order off the menu. Pass this along to Friends who do not enjoy the Internet. See you there. -Dick McCOY from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Club40 registration DEADLINE Registration forms MUST be in my hands by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, Advance Registration will be CLOSED at that time. No "Walk-ups" allowed!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to bust out the ol' propeller beanie again. This time it is tipped in honor of the birthday of that clarinet playing, aeroplane diving man of The Class of '54: Jerry SWAIN. Congratulations on attaining the age to which you have achieved. And there were those who said it couldn't be done. Far be it from be to be one of the naysayers. Way to go guy, and hope you have many more. Checked the list of attendees for the Club 40 gathering and noticed that a couple of the usual suspects haven't signed on. Hope all goes well with you and that the US Mule is just tardy in getting your application in. Think the dreaded cut-off date is fast approaching. [Deadline is tonight at midnight, Bob... check the entry \ from Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49). -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers predict that this Saturday will be in the low to mid eighties, then possibly rain on Sunday evening/Monday morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) Hello Bomber friends, It is time once again for a luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hope we see many friendly "Bomber" faces there. WHERE: Macayo Vegas LOCATION: 8245 West Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas, Nevada DATE: September 1, 2012 TIME: 12 NOON Everyone is welcome to join us regardless of when you graduated, if you left before graduating or whatever your circumstances. Feel free to bring guests. Hope to see many of you there! BOMBER CHEERS!!!! -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Gary PERSONS ('57-RIP) So sorry to hear about the passing of Gary... we go way back to grade school together. Also sad how time flies and one just drifts away and does not keep contact with childhood friends. His mother was a hoot also to us kids. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon A. GREER ('62) Re: Class of '62 reunion (THIS week end) Wish I could be there for the 50 year reunion of my graduating class but I live in hurricane country here in south Mississippi so I cannot plan to go anywhere this time of year, particularly Labor Day weekend. Right now we are watching Isaac. If it gets in the Gulf of Mexico we (MS coast) will get a substantial storm surge and power outages, even if it is a minor storm or a miss. Oh the price we pay to live in Paradise. I also have an elderly father (97 years) and an ailing elderly cat (19 years) that make travel somewhat difficult right now. What with family and hurricanes, I will have to miss this reunion. Enjoy the reunion. I will be thinking of my classmates and hope to make it to a future reunion. -Sharon (Sherry) Greer (AKA half-pint) Class of 62 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Do we have any "young" readers? Joan DORAN Licata ('97) gave birth to Theodore Xavier Licata (Theo) on August 15 in Canberra, Australia, where Joan and her husband, Tony, work in the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jane WALKER ('62) Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TWEDT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon HOPKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SASSER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce SOEHNLEIN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle HUESTIES ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin MOORE ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jane WALKER Hill ('62) Re: '62 reunion Two days/nights of wonderful reminiscing, hugs, and laughter... so great to see everyone... There are still a few I missed... hope to see you Sunday at the picnic! Thank you to all who are working on putting the reunion together... it has been great, so far! -Jane WALKER Hill ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Great-Grandchildren I am so excited (though tired). I just got home from Spokane, where my precious granddaughter, Alanna, gave birth to my great- grandson, David James, on August 24 at 7:40 AM. I think he is beautiful, but I am a bit biased. Lol This little fella is my third great-grandson, following Trenton & Joah by my granddaughter, Jerrika here in the Tri-Cities. They are beautiful too, but again... -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I must be stupid stupid stupid Dang... I may have about 20 minutes to press and I'm sitting around watching a dumb movie waiting for a Danny Trejo movie which will prolly be just as dumb... almost missing one a my favorite birthdays... I could be watching the girl with the Dragon Tattoo again, but I've seen it about five times now... the first time we started watching around 1 A.M. at Mary Lou WATKINS' ('63) earlier this year... I think I'm the only one who remembered it... wo just realized... ML is off in Russia or someplace and I could say anything I want and she'd miss it... plus I know that Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('62) is in Richland registered under just the name "Ellen" as if no one would know who she was, but the point is she won't have her computer with her and she never carries a cell... Kippy BRINKMAN ('62) never reads the Sandstorm unless Ellen tells her there's something she'd enjoy... so safe from her so I think I'd only hafta worry about Doug HAWKINS ('62)... but he may have some kinda device to read the SS and I guess I could get caught... not worth the wrath I think... See Carlson aka CLOWES ('54) I ain't justa pretty face or a dumb jarhead... I know when ta keep my mouth shut... OK I don't but this time I do... so the point of this is we gots us a celebrity artist and all round cool guy havin a b-day taday and I gotta get this thing in afore midnight eastern time... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Richard "Ricardo" TWEDT ('64) on yer special day, August 26, 2012... for all us "young" readers out there, Patti ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/12 Dateline: Gretna, LA ... and watching Isaac ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Ron WALLACE ('62) Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey HENJUM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie DEAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlee CORBETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) & Leslie SWANSON ('59) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) & Jan NUSSBAUM ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ron WALLACE ('62) Re: '62 Class Reunion I'm sorry to skip out on you guys, but I had to leave early Sunday morning. My wife (still in Florida) and I decided that it wasn't likely that I would be able to get home as planned on Tuesday, considering the situation with the storm called ISAAC, and what was known at time. So she and American Express managed to get me back to Florida today [8/26]! Quite a feat. Had a wonderful time, and am sorry I didn't get to talk enough with some important people in my early life. Thanks to everyone that put this together. Lets do it again in FIVE years. -Ron WALLACE ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) Re: '62 Reunion I just wanted to thank all those who put together the festivities for the '62 50 Year Reunion. It was awesome. It was so good to see everyone looking great and having a good time. The tour of the B Reactor was the highlight of my trip. That was fascinating. The Dinner Saturday night was delicious (especially the dessert) and everyone looked so nice. I know it must have been a lot of work to get all that together and you need to know how much it was appreciated. Thanks again. - Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/12 Dateline: Gretna, LA -- still watching Isaac and putting this issue of the Sandstorm in the que to send after midnight, but I'll be at my daughter & son-in-law's by then. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Marilynn WORKING ('54) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HENDERSON ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie COWGILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DODSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim FELDER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FLAHERTY ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: September anniversary WOW! Just wanted to share our joy and the fact that we still enjoy good health and still LIKE each other! I married my husband, Pete, 60 years ago on September 14, 1952, in Dayton, WA. All of our wedding attendants are still living. So amazing. We are blessed with two great sons and four terrific grandchildren. Bless all Bombers--past, present, and future. Sorry we won't be attending the reunion--we will be celebrating with 22 golfing friends in Sunriver, OR. -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Isaac!! Maren, Stay safe!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:David RIVERS ('65) Re: five years is a long time Ron WALLACE ('62) suggested another reunion in five years... I know I've only said this 100 times... but after our 30th, we were supposed to go to the Hospital and take a picture of alla kids borned in Richland... well, maybe we were supposed to is putting it too strongly... we woulda been spozed to if a couple of us had remembered to even mention it... anyway I've told the story of the Sorry 7 another 100 times so won't repeat it again... kinda like the all Bomber-Marine picture Number '32 ('63) and I planned at R-2K... we could only catch five stragglers after the big Bomber-bowl picture because we forgot to mention it... anyway, after we took the picture, Ricky WARFORD ('65) said five years is too long and we began gather every year, at least once a year... I am so glad we did because you just never know... ok... no lecture... just a thought... gotta few pix of the reunion and it really makes me wonder about some guys and their ability to get into every shot with every girl inna class... well almost... I'm hoping Rex ('49) hadda good time and will wait for more recounts. I'm glad the reunion was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That said, we gotta guy from '64 that is my hero on Bomber "stuff" He also puts more ink on face book than anybody I know... with that Class a '64 page he keeps me jumpin' alla time. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gary BEHYMER ('64) on his special day, August 28, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Hope SOLO's ('99) grandmother and Judy Shaw Burnett's ('70) mother ~ 8/27/12 Tri-City Herald Alice Shaw is starring in a movie as a goalie. Here is the link from the Tri-City Herald Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Ok Class of '67 Was the 45th reunion held? I haven't heard a word about it nor seen any pictures! I was unable to go due to a family thing. I've been waiting to hear from anyone that went! It was in July, you would think some one would have written by now. Would enjoy hearing how it went. Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2012 ~ September, 2012