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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ September, 2012

9/1 and 9/2 - Hurricane Isaac - No Sandstorm
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17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/12 Dateline: Gretna, LA (First Sandstorm since 8/28 (pre Hurricane Isaac) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber (ME) Today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/29: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/29: Bonnie WEBB ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/29: David GILBERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/29: Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/29: Brenda BELCHER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/29: Kristi STREGE ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/29: Katie GERKEN ('01) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/30: Kathy HOFF ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/30: Patty O'NEIL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/30: Teresa BARBER ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/31: Bill LATTIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/31: Chris HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/31: Ken WEBB ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/31: Donna KIRZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/31: Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 8/31: Jane QUALHEIM ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 9/1: Cathy RICE ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 9/1: Kelly LYNCH ('78) Drill Team Mascot '65 BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 9/1: Eric LUKINS ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 9/2: Linda LESTER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY on 9/2: Gordon MUMFORD ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today (9/3): Michael PETERSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today (9/3): Bonnie KELLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Hurricane Isaac So, I left my place the night of August 27th to go stay at my daughter and son-in-law's place. They have a generator, so things were pretty cool at their house. Even though we didn't have power, the generator kept the two small window units going so the house was relatively cool. I got power night before last (late on 9/1) and I came back yesterday (9/2), I have DirecTV, so I did have TV, but didn't have phone or internet till just about 1/2 hour ago. I'm sending this Sandstorm BEFORE I even read all the emails that have been piling up. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'll send another Sandstorm tomorrow. No real damage right here except the mailbox blew off... I put that back on a little while ago. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 21 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Judi PEARSON (54), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Karen COLE ('55), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Bill BERLIN ('56), Pattie CRIGLER ('59) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Derrith PERSONS ('60) Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60), Jeanie WALSH ('63) Lynn JOHNSON ('63), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Judy JENSVOLD ('65) Joe CAMPBELL ('67), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Sean LEWIS ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard JOHNSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray KELLY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandee MILLIUS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelley HANKINS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick SOUTHAM ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) My dear Maren, We don't know each other, I just think there is not another website like this in the USA!!!!! Thanks to you!!!! You are special in my life!!! I had sent the announcement of our 60th anniversary when Isaac hit---later!!! My prayers never stopped for you, your family and your home!!! Days have gone bye and we so hoped all was well with you!!. You made our day when we saw all was well with you!!! God Bless!!! -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Sent 8/29 Re: Missing paper Guessing you must be on the run, cuz there was no paper in the in box or on the web page. Be safe In the hope that this will get through whatever is blocking issue of the Wednesday edition, it is time to tip the ol' propeller beanie. This time it is for one of the younger generation of Bomber Babes (also to keep RIVERS ('65) in line). So a Happy Birthday to Kathy HOFF ('64) [on 8/30] and best wishes in attaining the age that will allow her to go to the DQ without parental escort. Sent 8/31: Just a line to let you know how well your back-up plan has worked. No Sandstorm anywhere since the 28th. Hope this finds you and your computer dry. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the chance for rain fizzled, and we all keep an eye out and a silent prayer for those living along the Gulf Coast. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi PEARSON Parker (54) Sent 9/2: Marin, I havent heard if your area was damaged or not?? The last Sandstorm I received was 8/28, are you up and running yet? -Judi PEARSON Parker (54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Sent 8/28: Re: Hope SOLO ('99) Wish I had heard that Hope was in town this weekend before it came out on facebook!! She was seen at Magill's in Richland on Sunday!! Probably here to visit her grandma who is in a movie!! Re: Silver Jubilee!! Look forward to our celebration for Club 40 weekend after this and all my classmates and friends. Been busy getting things ready!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is cooling down. Not ready for "Fall" weather!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Sister Jackie COLE ('63) and Bill BAILEY ('64) celebrated their 42nd anniversary the 29th of August. All six of us Cole kids are still with our original spouses, with the years dating from Jackie and Bill at 42 years to Barbara (50) at 59 years. This is a real feat in today's world of throw away marriages. Guess I've bragged enough. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA sunny and warm with cool nights, and fall around the corner. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Sent 9/2: Maren, Hope this finds you safe, well, and dry. Don't know if you are back home yet, but I have not received any Sandstorm since 8/28/12. Is it my delivery system, or have you been unable to send? -Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Sent 9/l: Maren, Have not gotten a Sandstorm for most of the week and figure it is either Isaac or Comcast. Hope all is well and safe with you. Bomber cheers, -Bill BERLIN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pattie CRIGLER Cole ('59) Sent 9/1: Maren, just checking to see if you're okay. I notice no Sandstorms have been sent out since the 28th. Thought it was just me, but went to the website and found out it's not me. Hope everything is okay with you!! -Pattie CRIGLER Cole ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Sent 8/28: Re: Class of 1960 Bombers Luncheon [This already happened, so no details necessary. -Maren} -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Sent 8/28: Re: services for Gary PERSONS ('57-RIP) The services for Gary will be Thursday, August 30th at 6:30pm, Graham Evangelical Covenant Church, 10609 234 St E., Graham, WA his sister -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Sent 9/3: Thank you! So glad you are safe - you were missed! Thank you for all you do to keep us connected as Bombers! We missed you! -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Sent: 9/3: Maren, I am sure I speak for all Bombers, that we are so very glad you and your family are safe. We love you and thought about you as you weathered Isaac&..God Bless! -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63), Simi Valley California ~ Home of the Ronald Regan Library **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Sent 9/2: Hi Maren, Are you alright? No Sandstorm for days, and I also dont see them posted on the website. Hope everything is good with you and that you are weathering the big storm?? -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Sent 9/1: Re: Isaac Just wanted to drop a note to thank those who called and emailed their concerns for us during Isaac. It was "dj vu all over again" seven years to the day that Katrina hammered us in 2005. We stayed with our son in Metairie. The eye of the storm went right over our house but did almost no damage at all. Others had some roof damage, missing siding, downed fences and trees. The water around the area lapped all along our main road and even half-covered it in spots. But we were very fortunate to have many guardian angels watching over us. The winds clocked 110 mph across the road at our drainage ditch pump station. Our neighbors who stayed said it was scarier than Katrina which landed further to the east. This was our first direct hit, and they predicted we may have 5-10 feet of water in our homes. Hope this scares the Parish into getting our Westbank levies going. I have been wrangling with them since Katrina and had communicated with my Councilman and Parish President about flood protection a few weeks ago. Money is always the main problem. They always seem to have money for the other areas. Anyway, we only lost electricity for about 16 hours but just got cable tv and internet back today (Saturday 3pm). Other areas still have nothing and were flooded quite badlyLa Place, Slidell, Braithwaite in Plaquemines Parish where you may have seen homes on tv flooded to the roof. Unfortunately, our daughter-in-laws family farms were in that area and are under about 12 feet of waterone house, two farms, barns, equipment, crops and about 30 cows and calves along with some horses. Dont know if any survived. It will likely force her dad into retirement against his will. Luckily, his cattle at the end of the land at the mouth of the Mighty Mississippi were able to flee to some higher land. Guess its time to head back to Colorado---our insurance in LA was just REDUCED to a bit over $1800 a year from $2150 not including flood or termite coverageadd another $600). The Colorado place on two acres costs us $260 a year!! Oh, well, life goes on as does hurricane season!! Back to the forest fires which burned up 22 homes about a mile from us in the Rockies a few months ago. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Sent 8/29: Re: swoooooooooooooooooooooooooon As the Bard would say: "quivers up my back bone... shakin' all over"... describes exactly my reaction every time I even hear this Bomber-babe's name... in fact, for some time now I have not even used her first name when I mention her as the word: "Divine" is so much more descriptive... kinda like the song : Baby Blue... "I don't call you Honey even though you're sweet it's really not the name for you... Sweetheart, Angel, Lover all are incomplete... " In all honesty, too I gotta say that I know that this Bomber-babe has been to far more reunions that Rex ('49) and I combined... and have it on good authority that she and her Pal, Linda ('63), waltzed right into the '62 Reunion just like royalty... she didn't even hafta say "I'm with the band"... tho I guess she coulda said "I'm with my brother ('62)... and speaking of the class of '62... special thanks to John ADKINS ('62) for my great t-shirt... love it! Well, as much as I'd like to, I can't say I've knowed her since second grade, as HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) often reminds me but I can tell you the first time I saw her it was all over fer me... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Divine Kathy HOFF ('64) on her special day, August 30, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy JENSVOLD ('65) sENT 8/29: Re: Jim JENSVOLD ('62-rip) Thank you Frank WHITESIDE ('63), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Toby WHEELER Davis ('65/'66) and Earl BENNETT ('63) for sharing your memories of my brother Jim In the Sandstorm pages. It was wonderful to learn about them from Susan HURST ('65), true friend and faithful Alumni Sandstorm reader, and then a pleasure to read them. I had forgotten all about Jim working at the first MacDonalds, Luther League outings, and his first (of many) pickup. I have copied your comments and will share them with family and friends. Thanks so much, all. My best, Judy P.S. Congratulations Toby on the publication of your book. -Judy JENSVOLD ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe CAMPBELL ('67) Sent 8/30: Re: Isaac Lots of wind and rain in Slidell so glad I bought a whole house generator. Hope you all are fine -Joe CAMPBELL ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Sent 9/2 Re: Gary PERSONS ('57)-RIP) This is the link to Gary's Obit in the Spokesman Review Attached is a photo from Gary's service in Graham, WA. Sent to me by Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60). Hope You are High and DRY! -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean LEWIS ('77) Sent 9/29 Re: Info on Mark SHARP ('77-RIP?) Hey I haven't checked in too frequently lately but I just did and see that Mark SHARP ('77) has passed on. Very sorry to hear that, and Mark was always someone I'd wondered about since school. Never saw or heard a trace of him, nor did any of my classmates that I know of, since school. If you knew Mark, he was a pretty dynamic and memorable guy. Very sorry to hear that he's gone... but there's no link there to any kind of obituary. Does anyone know what he was up to, or how/when he passed? -Sean LEWIS ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Gus KEENEY ('57) Judy KEPLINGER ('61), Judy WILLOX ('61) Ed WOOD ('62), Sharon GREER ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Linda McKNIGHT ('65) Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn HALSTEAD ('61wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James SONDERLAND ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Glad to see you back, Maren. Sandstorm withdrawals are not a pretty sight. A reminder to Mr. RIVERS ('65): the title "Divine One" was bestowed on Sarah Vaughan in days of yore. Upon her passing, it was transferred to Bette Middler. Don't think it has been given to any Bomber Babe (other than in your mind); unless Hope SOLO ('99) would qualify. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the official Mount Angel Oktoberfest booth has been installed next city hall, and the weather guessers are calling for rain next week. FYI O'fest begins weekend after next. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Gary PERSONS ('57-RIP) To: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Sad to see the passing of Gary. His smile (well, more of a GRIN!!) will be missed at the Reunions!!!!! Also, Welcome back Maren!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy KEPLINGER ('61) The plan to celebrate our class of 1961 birthday on a Caribbean cruise is being expanded to include all Bomber Alumni who want to help us celebrate the occasion! We have reserved 25 balcony-cabins on deck 7 aboard the Celebrity Equinox, leaving Fort Lauderdale, March 15, 2013 for 10 nights ($1533 pp) in the southern Caribbean. Deposits of $900 per stateroom must be paid by October 1, 2012. Check out the ship (Equinox) at For cruise itinerary and questions, email -Judy KEPLINGER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's Memorial ALL Bomber Lunch Build old/new friendships. Reservations aren't necessary. Many Bombers do like to let us know they are coming so please email if you wish... OK if you don't. WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 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. I hope that you who are coming to Club 40 find some time that afternoon to come out and join us. Look forward to seeing you. -Judy WILLOX ('61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Welcome back, Maren. You bounced back quickly. Janice and I saw your brother Tim, and oh, so many more at the 62 reunion. It was a wonderful time. We stayed at the Red Lion Hanford House and were greeted by a beautiful sunrise outside our window. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon GREER ('62) Re: Hurricane Isaac I missed the 50 year reunion because I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and cannot travel much during hurricane season. Sure enough, we got hit by Isaac. We had some damage to our harbor and some low parts of town got flooded by the 12' surge. The beach is a mess, covered with wet grass and tens-of-thousands of drowned nutria, a beaver-sized rodent. What a stinking mess that is. They are an import from South America and are mostly considered a pest but they are interesting critters and sort of cute, in an odd way. I had some tree damage and a minor roof leak in the garage. Have not been able to find that leak for 20 years but it shows up whenever I get 100+ mph winds from the east. It showed up in Hurricanes Andrew, Georges, Katrina, Gustav, and now Isaac. At least I live where I do not have to worry about a levee. When I got flooded by Katrina the water ran out of the house as soon as the storm passed. Living behind a levee is like being in a huge bathtub with no drain. Hope everyone who was in harm's way escaped with just an inconvenience and all is back to "normal". -Sharon GREER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Maren, Glad that you are back home again all safe and sound. I did miss not being able to read the Sandstorm, but know that you couldn't do it while Isaac was going on. I thought perhaps that Richard would have taken over like he has done in the past. Just glad to get back to normal once again, eh? -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Our summer is beginning now. It has been in the low 60s all week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) Re: so Glad you are home safe Hi Maren - So glad you are home safe and it wasn't too bad and you were with family and friends. I was concerned as it seemed like a really long time with no work. We are getting the hot weather over this way for the next few days and I can't believe summer is over already. I don't know where it went. We didn't do a dang thing. Hubby is buying and selling stuff, and had a good crop of air conditioners to deliver to "hot folks" over the several really hot days. He is staying out of trouble. So take care and get some rest after the worry of another hurricane. Thank God it wasn't too bad. Bomber Cheers -Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) Maren - I'm so glad that you are back safe & sound (minus the mailbox)! I had two Sandstorms in my "In Box" this morning! Hooray! You really were missed... We had a nice Labor Day with kids, grandkids, friends and a couple of friends of friends. Fajitas, pool time and various beverages made it a fun celebration! -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX where it will be another hot, sunny day ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) Tony DURAN ('55), Judy WILLOX ('61) Jean BRUNTLETT ('62), Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), John CAMPBELL ('63) Mike SAMS ('65), Dave MILLER ('67) Mark SHARP ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" VAN DUSEN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy STULL ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas HANN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol VON OLNHAUSEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janell JOHNS ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) & Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) and I had a great visit and a very nice lunch in Mt. Angel, OR, at the Glockenspiel with Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), and his wife, Karyl. Nice people and Bob is a loyal Bomber. We found out why Bob has two names. See you at Club 40, Bob. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) ~ Sent from the Horn Rapids RV Resort, Richland, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Gerry ORREN Strickland ('51-RIP) Gerry passed away recently. I've had the privilege of knowing Gerry since 1944 when we were both new to Richland. We were in contact throughout our school years, and following. She was a truly great friend and it was a joy to share many good times with her. She will be missed. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: How to Get to Mars... Real great stuff. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's Memorial All Bomber Lunch ~ August 11, 2012 Another rousing lunch was shared by seventeen people and we had a great time once again. One of our visitors from last month had such a good time she came back to see us this month. There was a new visitor this month from Norman, OK also. And now all of the hostesses of the lunch are known as we introduced Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65) this month. Our out of town visitor who came back to see us was Dena EVANS Harr ('64) from The Dalles, OR. Always a delight to see her there. The other out of town guest was a lady with Gus KEENEY ('57), and she came from Norman, OK, where she went to school. Her name is Lillian Crawford ('55 NAB ~ Norman, OK), Other attendees were: Pat JONES Battista ('59), Gene Battista (spouse '58 - Boy's Tech, Milwaukee, WI), Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65), Gus KEENEY ('57), Lorin St.JOHN ('55), Phyllis St.John (spouse '70 Glacier Hi, Seattle), Sue McELHANEY Stewart ('54), Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57), Fred KLUTE ('58), Barbara ISAKSON Rau ('58), Burt PIERARD ('59), Judy WILLIAMS Clem ('61), Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64), Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) and Judy WILLOX ('61). 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. And with Club 40 going on this weekend, we would love to have you visit us if you find yourself with some spare time Saturday afternoon. Y'all come back now, ya hear. -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) Re: '62 Reunion It's a bit late, but I want to thank those who made the class of '62's 50 Year Reunion such a success: Nancy, John, Jeff and everyone, and all the classmates who came. It was a fun weekend. -Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) ~ Cheney, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) FIRST - Maren, I'm glad that you got through the storm. Welcome back. Re: '62 in '12 Reunion THANKS to all who assisted with the 1962, 50 year class reunion. I know that there were a lot of people that worked hard on the project and I sincerely appreciate all of the time and effort that you devoted to ensure that we all had a SUCCESSFUL 50 year Reunion. Dean HOFF and Nancy FELLMAN Lysher did a great job with the presentations Saturday evening. Bob RECTOR's riverside tribute to those classmates who we have lost was an inspiration and most appreciated. Wendy WALKER Vermillion's poem touched our hearts. THANKS!!! I was pleased to have some long talks with my friend Bobby CARD. Our family was close when we were growing up and we reminisced a lot. Bobby's Dad took us hunting and fishing a lot and he was always there for us when we were playing baseball. Dave PUGH and I had a good visit as well. My Mom and Dave's Dad worked together for many years at Campbell's Grocery #1 at the south end. Dave and I were box boys there, along with several other hoodlums in the neighborhood. I enjoyed spending some time with Jim KENNEDY. For several years after graduation, Jim and I would get together when his ship came into Portland for the night. We also got together in Redwood City, CA at his place a few times. Then he moved to New York. Overall, this was a successful event and lots of good memories. THANKS again to all of the committee members that made this happen and THANKS to all of the classmates that took the time and effort to participate. One more big thanks to the guys on the top row who held me up so that I could support Doug GUINN and Bobby CARD for the photo shoot. We survived that one, but I was not certain at the time. Looking forward to the 55 year bash. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So here we are, 30,000' somewhere over Idaho on our way to pick up Cousin Eddy in Chattanooga and continue our lap of America. Can't sleep, I've seen the flick, refuse to read a newspaper when we're on "Holiday", couldn't care a less about Brad, Prince Harry, Tom, don't do Malls (even Skymalls) and I know I forgot to do/bring something. We're looking forward to visiting new sites, seeing friends and hopefully avoiding The Weather Channel and CNN truck with the satellite dishes on top. Will have the blog up and going in a day or two when we actually have something to Blog about. Hope my sister, Carolynn ('60), has her A/C humming after a week of something antipodal. But I guess that's one way to get us on our way. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Nominees for Bomber Vehicles I went to the Rat Bastards car show at the Triple X in Issaquah on Saturday. I had to forward these nominees for "Bomber vehicles". Note the Lincoln hood ornaments used as gun sites on the Jeep. Only thing that Jeep is missing is an Autobot emblem. (Hound) ;) I'm sure someone could build the Bomber Trikes for less than the $200 this guy was asking, but maybe we're running out of bombs. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike SAMS ('65) Re: Vantage, WA Bridges This is a wonderful piece of history that some of you will remember. You need to be in your sixties, or older, to have made this drive during this early construction. It will bring back memories for everyone. For me it was not long after getting my license and driving to Seattle for a Bombers basketball tournament. I think I paid a toll at Vernita. Interesting video about building the Vantage bridges. It takes a little while to watch this video, but those of us living in Washington will find it interesting. You will see how they built the Vantage bridge over the mighty Columbia. -Mike SAMS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: Sept 6 HI. If anybody is heading To Maui soon, we will be there 9/6 till 9/27 in Napili Bay at Hali Napili. Come on up and go for a snorkle, next bay up is Kapalua Bay. -Dave MILLER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mark SHARP ('77) Contrary to popular rumors, Mark SHARP (Class of 1977) is NOT dead. Wow, must be a different Mark SHARP as I am still very much alive. Married 31 years now to same wife, 4 kids, 7 grandkids. Living and working in AZ at Palo Verde nuke plant. I'm into high adventure scouting that has me taking guys and gals ages 14 to 20 wakeboarding, canyoneering, shooting guns, and doing service projects. -Mark SHARP ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Wanda WORLEY Wimpy - Class of 1969 ~ 1951 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 2011 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) David RIVERS ('65), WEIL Siblings ('80, ('82), ('87) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Al PARKER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa PETERSON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: John Campbell ('63) Gotta tell ya, John, that the Jeep might do, but I think the other vehicle far to dangerous and radical. And it certainly wouldn't be safe with Rivers at the, well, whatever one would call the steering device. Besides, it is doubt full if one could take a Bomber Babe for a ride to the submarine races with it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for a warm day Friday, just right for driving to Richland for Club 40. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Mars What an incredible sequence of events to put a payload on the surface of Mars and have it all working! I love stuff like this and am in awe of the vision, engineering, imagination and work that goes into such an adventure. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Another star in the sky and bench on the river I said my farewell to Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) a couple of months ago and shed my tears in anticipation, so when the bull in the china shop, Terry DAVIS ('65) called asking to let him know when services were (assuming I am the first to know everything related to the '65ers) this afternoon, I was fairly well prepared. Peter Joe CARROLL ('65) had called me on Wednesday to let me know that it would be hours rather than weeks. I put a short note on face book to let others know. Steve passed away on the evening of September 5, 2012 after an exceptionally long bout with cancer. We had his "Oh crap don't die before the party party" at Tony HARRAH's ('65) in '07 I think and were able to have our Saturday '65er gathering party at his house during CDNs. I understand that the collection for a bench has already begun and when I learn where to send the moola, I'll letcha know. I must say I'll be torn... ya see I'm a smoker and I don't wanna offend non-smokers... last time I sat on Pook's ('63 RIP) bench I was worried where to put my ciggy butt out... as I sat down I saw a crushed butt in front of the bench and smiled as I recognized I had just missed Pook. So if I give a wave to the other benches but sit on Pook's I know the guys will understand. There's a nice group picture on my face book page with the note I wrote today on Steve with all the gang at Viva Las Vegas wearing shirts Steve had HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) make. Rest in peace, my dear friend. I love you. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: WEIL Siblings ('80, ('82), ('87) Re: Passing of our sister, Kelly WEIL Austin ('81) Our wonderful sister, Kelly Weil Austin '81, entered into eternal rest on August 30 after bravely fighting a year-long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland on October 20 at 11am. Her siblings, Mike WEIL ('80), Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82), and Maureen WEIL Schafer ('87) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Florence LEWIS Dalzell - Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Tony DURAN ('55) Loretta JENSEN ('65) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele PAULSEN ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: The Ventures' "Walk Don't Run" & General Babbitt -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Loretta JENSEN Kusak ('65) Re: Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) I just learned of Steve's passing. I don't write into the Sandstorm often. In fact, the last time I sent an entry was a couple of years ago when Steve had wanted a Bomber gathering at in Western WA. I volunteered my house on Mercer Island and all that came had a good time. The motivation to have this mini reunion was Steve. He was a wonderful man and I know that even though we here on earth are saddened by Steve's passing, heaven is rejoicing. Peace to you, Steve. Sincerely, -Loretta JENSEN Kusak ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: How to Get to Mars Many thanks to Tony DURAN ('55) for that clip that makes the accomplishment come "alive" to us. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Bev BROWN Herzog - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2012 >>Mark WARNER - Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Bob RECTOR ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erlynn BELLISTON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda NORWOOD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAZEMORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra DUHON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed CHAPPELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Frank HAGGARD ('55) & Evelyn BUBNAR ('55) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John MYERS ('56) & Roberta KIRK ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: The Ventures' "Walk Don't Run" and General Babbit To: Tony DURAN ('55) That Video was so cool, thank you for sharing. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob RECTOR ('62) Re: Memorial for the Richland High School Class of 1962 Howard Amon Park, Aug. 26, 2012 (First) We gather on the bank of the Columbia. (Second) Bob Rector will share about four minutes of thoughts. (Third) The names of Classmates no longer with us will be read aloud by Cliff Cunningham, Gary Schirado and Dean Hoff. A memorial wreath has been donated by Barronelle Metcalf, our own Perennial Flower Child. Memorial thoughts: Morning, Afternoon and Evening Most thoughts today are borrowed from the Book of Cowboy Etiquette by Texas Bix Bender. Bix has helped us put together ideas to ponder as we close our 50th Class Reunion, and say goodbye to lost friends. From the get go is a wordy but thoughtful beginning. Tex writes: "Nowadays, a lot of folks greet you with "What's up?" "How ya doing?" or "How's it going?" The proper Cowboy greeting comes from an awareness of where the sun is in the skyand consists of the word" "Mornin" "Afternoon" or "Evenin." If WE put on our cowboy thinking hats, may we contemplate "an awareness of where the sun is in the sky" for the Class of 1962. I believe it to be proper, if we tip our hats to each other and repeat, "Evenin Friends." For many classmates, "evening" came early. But they had the same memories we all have shared: Playing in Richland duststorms, kick the can, hide and seek, Red Rover Red Rover splashing in the gutters all summer... chasing the Mosquitoe trucks... eating Spudnuts... Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Movies for a dime. Then came Television followed by COLOR Television. Elvis Presley and hot rod cars. A 57 Chevy or a candy apple Corvette. High School football and basketball games. Then we all experienced the huge question, "Who will become my lifelong companion?" Will it be anybody I really really like? And, Who will ever like ME that much? Maybe I'll just skip that chapter. Our classmates who have gone before, have had the same years of excitement, glee, apprehension and angst. And we say to them, "Mornin", "Afternoon", and "Evenin". Moving on in the Book of Etiquette, it reminds us how to behave at the Movies: Take off your hat. Don't kick the seat in front of you. Don't talk. And for heaven's sake, don't spit. The Good Book tells us that the years of a man are three score and ten. But, there are many flaws and many limits and there are many boundaries while we watch this "Movie of Life". But still, for heaven's sake, don't spit. Next, Tex tells us how to get a conversation off to a good start. "You get a conversation off to a good start, with a compliment". So Cowboys and Cowgirls, you're all looking pretty good today. I've never seen such a bright and good looking bunch of Cowpokes even at the rodeo! But the Ben-Franklin Fair and Rodeo always comes to an end, and for some classmates it ended too soon. In reverence to these 60 some Classmates and friends, we will not speak for them, for we know not what they would say. But we can remember how they felt and we hurt sometimes, when we remember how we felt and how we feel. In this way, we were all born together, grew up together, and we die together: "Mornin", "Afternoon" and "Evenin." Right now, we are going to stand in memorial to where in the sky the sun has been. NY Times author, Anna Quindlen says: "It's odd when I think of the arc of my life, from child to young woman to aging adult. First I was who I was. Then I didn't know who I was. Then I invented someone and became her. Then I began to like what I'd invented. And finally I was what I was again." We stand in memorial to this experience. Ancient wisdom claims: "The miracle is not to fly, or to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the earth." This universe, at least 12 to 14 billion light years across and still growing... This universe, This galaxy, This solar system, This water planet, This life, could be considered to be just a BUNCH of dumb luck. But, no matter where your conviction lies, we ARE the luckiest things ever to walk, and be alive, right here. BUT, next in Cowboy Etiquette it claims that if you take something without asking to borrow it, YOU STOLE IT! So, may we remember as we read the names of classmates gone before, that each and every religion found on this earth, reminds us that we did NOT steal this life. It came as a gift. It is right and proper to be thankful, and at a great feast as this, when "the number of guests outnumber the chairs, it's called a Buffet". May we continue from this Buffet with respect, more smiles, more of the best memories, more of being "I was what I was again" and a reverent awareness of where the sun is in the sky. Mornin, Afternoon, Evenin. Bob Rector '62, with Texas Bix Bender, ancient Asian wisdom and Anna Quindlen -Bob RECTOR ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Jerry BOYD ('52) Ken HEMINGER ('56wb), Liz WINSTON ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DEAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet DEVINE ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry BOWLS & Donna YOUNG ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) To: Club 40 Many thanks to the organizers of Club 40 and the Friday night special, the Sagebrush Follies; thanks Burt PIERARD ('59) and crew for all of the hard work. Carol TYNER Roberts ('52), and I enjoyed the opportunity to play some good old uke songs for the participating and actively singing crowd. My only regret is not having enough opportunity to chat with and do the "...remember when?..." with my '49er HS buddies who were there; Phil RAEKES, Fred OUREN, Rex DAVIS, Mel STRATTON, Dick HARRIS, Anna May WANN- Thompson and others. Maybe the 65th will work for that. The Sandstorm Strummers also had a great time playing/singing for the Class of '52's 60 Year Reunion headed up by that great organizer, Luana IVERS Portch ('52). What a great bunch of very nice people; especially our RV Resort next door neighbors, Dick WIGHT ('52) & his wife, Ruth. Carol had a good time catching up with her HS buddies and I enjoyed their friendly company. Tomorrow we continue our RV saga to Leavenworth, Anacortes, Port Townsend, Squim and then south to Grover Beach, CA, where the weather is always mild ,there's lots to do, and there are some great wineries. Come see us, you all. Remember: "We don't want to live our life in PARK, we want to live it in DRIVE." Bomber cheers, -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jerry BOYD ('52) WOW!!! What a reunion the Class of 1952 had last night. Thanks to Luana IVERS Portch ('52) and the committee of Helen BARTLETT Mowery, Patti COLE Pierce, Terry DEVINE, Roberta ADKINS Shipman, Nadene STEVENS Johnson, Dorothy KEYS Harding, and Vernon VAN DUSEN for putting together such a great reunion that everyone enjoyed. A special thanks for Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) and her husband Richard ('49) for their music entertainment. Let's get a Bomber luncheon in Yuma this winter! -Jerry BOYD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Re: Curiosity Many enjoyed the How to get to Mars video from Tony DURAN ('55) in the 9/7/12 Sandstorm: This is the latest and greatest video from Curiosity. A 360 view of the landscape of Mars. If you haven't seen it yet, I think you will find it fascinating.. -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Liz WINSTON Bartlett ('62) Thank you, Bob RECTOR ('62), for your 9/9/12 Sandstorm entry about our reunion. It was wonderful. Does anyone have any photos they could share or are some already published on another part of the Alumni Links? Thank you! -Liz WINSTON Bartlett ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers Bombers everywhere I had a really great surprise this weekend when I got a call from Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) saying he was gonna be in Vegas over the weekend. He was comin' in from Salt Lake and would arrive late Friday nite... woo hoo... I said I'd pick him up early inna morning and we'd head for the Donut Shop and then a car show... figgered he was drivin' a big rig sos's he'd needa ride... I picked him up Saturday mornin' and the boyz got a dose of a nuther Bomber besides just HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) 'n' me... some a the guyz already know Jimmie from one a my cars and man he was one a the boyz in two seconds... off we went to the car show in my Shore Patrol Wagon, Paddy, 1, ea. When we finally got to the show (it was a fer piece) they said there was no room at the Inn... so everybody headed home... when they realized it was the Donut Delinquents they'd turned away a guy came runnin' out and told Jimmie 'n' me there was always room for us... but most a the boyz had headed for one a the guy's house so I just said no thanks and off we went... Jimmie was in hog heaven at "Big Mike's" shop and there was hot rod talk for quite some time... then Jimmie and I headed for our respective digs for nap time... since Mike and Jimmie had made plans for an early morning gathering near my house for Sunday morning that I normally skip, I decided I'd best get some Mr. Fixits done so I could meet them in the morning... Dinner was fun and Jimmie wanted to ride the huge dog that is used to advertise "Big dogs" a local buncha eateries/drinkeries... but I convinced him just to take a picture... next morning we met at the car gathering and he met a few more guys and ran in to an old friend... he'd never met... then he inspected my cars to make sure I was being true to my school and off he went... wasn't till he headed to Salt Lake on his way to Richland... in his car (no big rig) that I finally realized that boy had made that special trip just to see his old pal... I can be slow... What a guy! What makes this even more special is we gotta '65er Bomber-babe a celebrating her special day on September 10, 2012... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Donna FREDETTE ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna FREDETTE ('65) Re: Sandstorm September 9, 2012 Greetings Bombers all over the world, Today I am 65 years young. OMG lol!! I loved that message from yesterday's Sandstorm from Bob RECTOR ('62). It was a lovely well thought out message. It made my day. Today my daughter, Jennifer Lynne, turns 38!! Of course, as my Mom used to say "You won't be 40 until tonight at 10:30pm. lol My beautiful Uncle Don passed on this past week which has caused me to be so thankful that I got to know him later in life and his (my) wonderful family!! So, although, I am sad that I can no longer see him in this life, I am blessed that I ever knew him. I can visit his home and visit with my relatives for all the rest of my years on this earth, and I will always have a place to visit. The blessings of this life far out weigh the hard times. Thank you Maren for all your hard work. Love to all of you, God Bless You and May the Lord shine down on each and every one of you and give you peace. Amen. Bomber Cheers! -Donna FREDETTE ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Gary PERSONS - Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2012 >>Gerry ORREN Strickland - Class of 1951 ~ 1932 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/12 ~ WE REMEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Penny MITCHELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Walt MORGAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy LOMON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan WINGFIELD ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John INGRAM ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnn MALLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi DAVIS ('00) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Stan McDONALD & Dorothy McDONALD ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To All Bombers: The silver jubilee of our Club 40 was fantastic and I, for one, want to thank everyone who had a part in the planning and execution of the 2 day event. The crew did an outstanding job and I sincerely thank all of them. Sad to say goodbye to the now considered to be politically incorrect bomb emblem, but hey, some important person in history said "forgive them, for they know not what they do". I have missed only 1 of the annual reunions and plan to make as many more as I can. -Mary TRIEM Mowery, a '47 Bomber **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Curiosity Panorama of Mars shared by Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Looks JUST like home. Sign me up for the first shuttle! -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Penny MITCHELL True ('71) Re: Mars Panorama OMG! It looks so much like home! Maybe I am a MARTIAN... it would explain a lot. -Penny MITCHELL True ('71) ~ Bothell, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Luana IVERS ('52) Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAIRD ('46) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch (Amazing Class of '52) Re: 1952 Class Reunion To: Richard ROBERTS ('49) and Jerry BOYD ('52) Thanks so much for the kind words of praise! We did have a GREAT Reunion but it also takes people to attend to make it great and that's what happened. We have an Amazing Class that comes through every 5 years! I want to thank my Committee: Roberta ADKINS Shipman, Nadene STEVENS Johnson, Helen BARTLETT Mowery, Patti COLE Pierce, Terry DEVINE, Vern VanDUSEN and the other 70 Classmates, spouses, children and friends who attended to make it GREAT! Thanks, also to Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) and Richard ROBERTS ('49) who entertained us with their ukeleles. I think I even heard some of us singing? along! See you in 5 years - Maybe! -Luana IVERS Portch (Amazing Class of '52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Anticipating a 60 Year Reunion, The Class of '53 requests its name be added to the list of 2013 Reunions (All Bombers' Calendar): Class of '53 - 60 years - September 6 & 7, 2013. Re: Anniversary congratulations Congratulations to our esteemed classmates, Stan and Dorothy McDONALD, on their September 11 anniversary. Re: Way-to-go Silver Jubilee Sincere thanks to the planners, workers and performers at Club 40's colorful and successful Silver Jubilee this past weekend. Most of us "oldies but goodies" won't be around to celebrate the Golden Jubilee, but we'll be on hand to support Club 40 as long as we're able. Bomber Cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon HOWARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STANDEFER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HODSON ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven ADAIR ('08) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: When friends' kids become friends Wow... this one is a mind blower for me... not sure why it should be... I mean I've know my Sarah, from the time she was born and I accept each birthday without much shock... ya might wanna unnerstan that it took me for ever not to call this kid "Stevie"... and then when he started drag racing... well... time was his biggest transportation desire was a razor scooter or a new skate board... I went to the Shiloh dining room for breakfast a couple of years ago for the first time in probably 10-15 years because one time they wouldn't let us bring the BD boy in because they served booze in there at night (???? it was morning)... so the '65er gang never went back... so here he's been bragging on Face Book about being 23 years old this week... what happened to wanting to be 16 so he could drive or 21 so he could share a beer with his pop? This kid managed to get Terry DAVIS ('65) on a rollie coaster for the first time in his life several years back... well times sure have changed... .I love it when my friends' kids become my friends on their own... not just because they are somebody's kid... but it kinda takes yer breath away don't it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Steven ADAIR ('08... wow only one grageating year... not like your Pop) on his special day, September 13, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS: Happy Birthday to Kippy's ('62) Dad next weekend on his 101st birthday! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Road Tripping I left Huntington Beach, CA three weeks ago today. Today being Sept. 12. I decided to drive to Portland, ME for a lobster roll. Nothing to write home about on that one. What is the big deal of $27 a pound lobster meat jammed between two pieces of white bread and a blob of mayo? Don't answer that. Please. Driving through NYC on the day of two F0... F-zero... I guess that must have been dust devils on steroids? Sheets of rain that causes loss of visibility through the windshield with the flapping blades on number ten and more visions of a tractor- trailer tanker rear-ending me. The GPS could not keep up with the left-right-left-right-left-left-slight left in the clover leaf exchanges. I was screaming at the woman giving directions like some kind of vet suffering PTSD trying to get his pocket knife out of his pocket... I am now in Fredericksburg, VA where I went into a warehouse built in 1813 this morning. I have been in very few older buildings when speaking of American structures. The guy who owns the place has college students excavating the basement as a school project. Nobody there this morning and the owner said I could go down there and check it out. The basement had held around 350+ dead Union soldiers stacked for burial on Dec. 13, 1862. Being down there alone was awesome, for lack of a word. I know nothing of what those soldiers went through; I can only think I do while weighing on a much smaller scale of screaming and death of anything I have ever seen to relate with. Nevertheless, having them know I remember them would make them thankful. That, I do know. 80% of the Union soldiers in the graveyard at Fredericksburg are unknown. I walked the graveyard. George Washington grew up here, aged 6-20. His mother, Mary, lived, died and is buried here. George's brother, Charles, and a sister, Betty, both lived here. I walked by their homes. If I were to leave HB I could live here. I was here in 2005. I had lunch with a whole lot of dead people in a cemetery in Union, WV just a few days ago - my ggg-grandparents Thomas and Rhoda Maddy married there in 1816. They both died in Iowa and are buried about 20 miles from my Dad. I visited them and Dad about a week and a half ago. I believe it was liverwurst with mayo on a thin cut bran bagel. I then went to West Union, OH where I had about a dozen chiggers, they love me, suck more life sustaining juices out of me than a third wife. Still suffering from that episode. I am now headed to Richmond, VA; thinking about slapping a flea at PI, Semper Fi; Myrtle Beach, SC; Commerce, GA; Manchester, TN; Springfield, MO and then the great western desert to home. My condolence to the family, close friends, the Class of 1965, particularly the Sorry Seven, on the passing of Steve SIMPSON ('65). I had been around Steve the last twenty years now and then in Seattle when he would visit WARFORD ('65), some sort of party or gathering, or see him in Richland. A sad note indeed. The loss of a very nice guy!! I always enjoyed Steve's company. This is a man that will be very much missed by those who knew him. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Pete OVERDAHL ('60), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Jo MILES ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma MYRICK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila RAMERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa HOLMES ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Club 40 Like many have commented on these pages re the very successful Club 40 party on the 8th this month, I had a grand time and wish to congratulate the great work of those in command and also the Sagebrush Follies under Burt PIERARD ('59) and Dale GIER ('48). Take a bow, guys. I especially loved the honors made to Don RICHEY ('47-RIP) in the person of his daughter, Kim RICHEY ('71), who held up a large pic of Don. Well deserved. However I would like to make a correction here. He was represented as being the first President of Club 40. That was untrue. He was the first Secretary of the Club and a great one at that. He set many of the procedures that are still in use today. He contracted our sites, mailed out the registrations, kept the member list current, and many other chores. About five years in, I offered him the post of President, and he politely (for Don) refused. He was having too much fun. Don was the guy who kept the ball rolling. And roll it did. Those of us who knew him miss him dearly. -Dick McCOY from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time, once again, to break out the ol' propeller beanie. Yup, you guessed it, yet another birthday celebration. Not exactly an ordinary one. Now I could wax poetical on how we did this or that back in the day, but that would be an untruth. We were probably aware of each other, and that was that. Only in later years did we deign to speak to each other. But I ramble. So, on this momentous date let us all doff or tip our headgear in honor of a Bomber Babe's birthday. Not only is she a Bomber Babe, but she is also a Cheerleader and proved it again at the most recent Club 40 shindig. Let's hear a big Happy Birthday for Norma MYRICK (The Class of '54); at nineteen and still going strong. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest began yesterday with temps in the high 80s to low 90s and continues though Sunday with lower temperatures, and no rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete OVERDAHL ('60) Re: Club 40 Silver Jubilee Thanks are so small for all the effort that went into the Silver Jubilee by each and every person who helped put on this 25 year anniversary of Club 40. Those who founded the Club 40 had such a great idea and it has been carried out to the extent, all would be proud. The two day celebration was received by all those who attended and enjoyed their time together. I could go on and on thanking all of those who set the stage for this special event. The Sagebrush Follies produced by Burt PIERARD ('59) represented the '40s, '50s, and '60s of Columbia High School (RHS). The decorations, skits, displays, by all those who worked so hard. We sold out on Friday and Saturday night was filled with enjoyment and music from the wonderful band, Java Tones. The donations and purchases of the raffle tickets are greatly appreciated to support the Richey-Conley Club 40 Scholarship Program. We look forward to more of the fun gathering in 2013. -Pete OVERDAHL ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Fleas and Chiggers, Retirement and Cemeteries. Would that flea be male or female? Chiggers must think I am a gourmet meal. On a trip to Davenport, Iowa in 1975? where my brother-in-law was going to Chiropractor school I pulled up to his place. The first thing I said to him before I got out of the car was, "Do you have chiggers here?" I wanted to know how fast to run into the house staying on the sidewalk so I would only pick up one or two instead of walking on the yard and get a dozen. He gave me a quizzing look, and asked (I can't post it here because it would be offensive and how he come up with a question like that so fast I have no idea). I then said "I guess not!" because if you don't know what they are, you don't have them in your area. In 16 more days I qualify for my gold watch. Do you think I will get a gold watch when I retire? I don't think I will even get a gold toilet brush. I had to work longer than I would have had to so I could keep the insurance for my wife with all her health problems. If any of you are going to tell me I need to start another career, maybe I will have to go into politics... I'm not qualified to do anything else! One of the things I plan on doing is more research on family history, I have been dabbling in it since 1963 when we made a trip to Missouri and I brought back a candy box of my grandparents' photographs. One of the cemeteries I need to visit again is the Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery in Lee's Summit, Missouri. I was there in 1977 and have some ancestors buried there near the old outlaw Cole Younger. I was there in 1977 and saw some of the Adams and Wright headstones, but there were many other family including Clayton and Shrout that I did not know about. Also the aunt and uncle showing me around are now in that cemetery. After reading your post I went to and found a bunch of them. None were there the last time I had checked, well, the Cole Younger one had been up for a long time, but I am not related to him. My gr-grandfather's stone was hauled from El Dorado Springs, Missouri by my grandfather with a team of horses (Google maps says that is 95.6 miles). I remember my uncle wondering why he didn't just buy it locally. I need to also see the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois; which I understand is the second most visited cemetery in the United States. My Adams ancestor and wife are buried there, along most, or maybe all their children except the oldest (my ancestor who moved to Missouri). He is a hard one to get past. I have emailed with another descendant who lives there and talked over the phone with another from some other place. Can't find anyone who knows who his parents were. In the census every 10 years his age varies wildly, I guess he liked to lie about his age. He was a Sergeant Co. L 10th Ky (Union) Cavalry. I haven't been there but I get the impression from talking to relatives he is buried not too awful far from Abraham Lincoln. I think maybe I should go in winter to avoid chiggers, BTW, in what cemetery are you going to bury that sand flea? Re: Mount St. Helens -- Bomber Help needed In the May 18, 2010 Alumni Sandstorm I posted a link to an article in the Northwest Travel Magazine May/June 2007 issue. The author of the article tells of how he and his wife and dog were at Bumping Lake when St.Helens blew and a humorous tale of their experiences. I was telling someone about it and said no problem, I could easy find that post, click on the line and print a copy for him to read. Problem! The link no longer works. Did anyone enjoy that story enough to save it? Neither the Richland or Mid- Columbia libraries have a subscription. Can anyone get me a copy of the saved webpage, a text file, a scan, or a Xerox of the article? -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ in Kennewick were it is cooling off fast, 'bout ready to close the cement pond for the winter **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jo MILES ('64) To: Rick MADDY ('67) Thanks for the entertaining description about your trip back east exploring our nation's past. Keep us posted because your history lessons are much livelier than the ones I remember reading back in H.S. -Jo MILES ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Grayson STAMPS ('12) 9/4/12 TC Herald Richland High graduate Grayson STAMPS has been accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy's College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. The academy only accepts about 400 new students a year from around the world. Good luck, Grayson! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Donna NELSON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Forrest GOODENOW Terry ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Derrith PERSONS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich DALL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOFF ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil OWEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ranee BURCH ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) Re: last weekend I want to second the comments from so many Bombers about our outstanding Club 40 doings last weekend. Bro Burt PIERARD ('59) dedicated an extraordinary amount of effort to producing the Sagebrush Follies on Friday night, and I would urge everyone to get a copy of the DVD when it is offered on the Sandstorm in the very near future. Because of my inability to be in two places, I could not make the Saturday night event. Instead I was at the Class of '52 Sixty Year Reunion held at the same time few blocks up the street. It was an outstanding get-together with good food and fellowship, and Luana IVERS Portch ('52) along with her committee went the extra mile (maybe even two) to insure that everything fell into place properly. I was amazed (and pleased as well) to see how many of us old dogs are still going strong. Look for more of these great reunions in the future. Also I had great fun at the monthly luncheon in West Richland, although we keenly felt the loss of the indefatigable organizer of this culinary event, Patti JONES Ahrens ('60). The whole weekend reminded me once again of the remarkable bunch of alumni who passed through the halls of Columbia High School (now Richland High School) over the years. -Dick PIERARD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here we go again! Yet another double tip of the ol' propeller beanie. A genuine twofer... those birthday twins from The Class of '54: Bill & Forrest GOODENOW Terry. I know, their last name was GOODENOW back in the day, but they chose to use the real name now. I can understand that. Besides, one is (I believe) married to a "cousin". Way to go guys, and keep a stool warm for me in the Uptown Tavern. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where O'fest is progressing nicely despite the 90 weather on Thursday. It promises to be much cooler for the weekend, so come down. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) I'm sure nothing compares to the hurricane damage but in Wenatchee we're living with the 4 days of smoke inhalation from fires in 4 different places... Wenatchee, Entiat, Coulee City, and near Lake Chelan. I think Okanogan has fires too. It looks like a layer of fog and the morning sun is very orange thru the haze. The smoke is so thick my tongue tingles and they started from lightning strikes Sat night according to the news. Guess there are fire fighters from all over the country here fighting them and I'm very thankful for the hard work and hours they are putting in. I can see helicopters with buckets hanging from lines going up and down the Columbia. Hopefully they will be under control soon especially for people with breathing problems. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Jo MILES ('64) I have to agree with you 100% about the entertainment that we got from Rick MADDY ('67). Very interesting and lots more so than high school. To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Very very interesting of your searching for you ancestors, etc. I have been at it since 1978. I'm done with my family and am onto my husband's side. I do keep finding new things about my family and also new relatives. I'm going to go to very soon and see what I can find. Never knew of that website. I have a relative way back when that I know where he lived and died, but no record of his burial. A mystery to be solved and I'm looking forward to solving it. Been back east to see where the original ancestors are buried and to meet a distant cousin a couple times. I do want to go back again and really look around at the different towns that they lived in, etc. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike HUSKE ('64) re: Death Notice: '57 Bomber Maren, Just found out that a friend of the Huske family and '57 Bomber passed away June 21st. CHARLES SHELDON KLINE III, 73, Packwood, died Thursday, June 21, at Morton General Hospital. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Lacey. Thanks, -Mike HUSKE ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Betti AVANT ('69), Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen KLEINPETER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOORE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) I received a morning call [9/15] from Judy's sister Deedee WILLOX Loiseau('64)... Judy was taken to Richland hospital by her grandson last night [9/14}. Open heart surgery is this morning [9/15] at 7am. I believe Deedee said it would 7 hours. She could use some prayers! Friend -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Fires I've been keeping track of the fires around Wenatchee, as my daughter and grand kids live there. There was always fires around when we lived there 15 years ago, but not anything like what's going on now! My daughter sent over a couple videos on my cell phone yesterday. The smoke was so thick I couldn't really see much of the cars and houses. She stayed home from work and also my grandson stayed home from school. She has taped all the windows and doors and put a towel in front of the front door to keep the smoke out of the apartment. I worry as she has asthma really bad, although it hasn't bothered her these past couple or so years. She had to go to the store yesterday and she told me that she wore a mask just like everybody else was doing. They were suppose to get more air support as of yesterday. I pray all who are involved stay safe!!! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA I don't think we're going to get our summer this year. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: smoke We've had some of the smoke over here in the Olympia-Lacey- Tumwater area, too. They say ours is coming from the fire on Mt. Adams and should lessen some over the weekend. I feel for any of you closer to the actual fires than I am. I went to Richland for a week in August, just after the big one in the Cle Elum area started that was still not contained and know my eyes were burning by the time I stopped in Ellensburg for a break. However, I didn't notice it coming back over White Pass. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where I drove in fog to go grocery shopping earlier this morning **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Cox Maren, Thats Cox for you, "Hurry up and wait..." Happy BD Karen STRAND Winslow ('70) the big 6-Oh on 9/23. -Bruce STRAND (the one and only '69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Grover SHEGRUD ('56), Burt PIERARD ('59) Mike BRADY ('61), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BELT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvin McDONALD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena EVANS ('64) '46 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jody WHEELER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Grover SHEGRUD ('56) Re: Smoke We were in Ellensburg yesterday getting our son set up in his apartment for his second year of college. We watched all the way from Easton to Ellensburg and from the window of his apartment and the fire appeared to be getting bigger. The wind was blowing the smoke south and east away from Ellensburg so it wasn't bad there. We drove up highway 97 and took highway 2 home not much smoke on that route. -Grover SHEGRUD ('56) ~ Home snuggy in good old Bothell, Martha Lake, Mill Creek, Lynnwood WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: All Re: "The Sagebrush Follies" on DVD My Bro Dick PIERARD's ('52) post in Saturday's Sandstorm reminded me to get an update out on The Sagebrush Follies DVD project. I spent most of the afternoon today (Sunday) with the Videographer, doing the final Edit. I anticipate that the DVD will be available for distribution by the end of this week. For those interested in ordering an Advance Copy, send your name & snail mail address, along with a check for a $12.00 donation made out to "Richland High School Club 40," to: Burt Pierard 1207 Torbett St. Richland WA 99354 100% of the proceeds go to the Conley-Richey Scholarship Fund. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) My thoughts and prayers are with Judy. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) Memorial Party I have waited as long as I can to get this out. As many of you know, Steve will have a USMC military ceremony at Desert Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 2 PM. There will also be a Memorial party for everyone on Saturday, September 22, 2012... yes... next Saturday. As the Beav ('65) is a member of the committee the hotel has yet to be determined... I think they are throwing a coin between the Hampton and the Shilo. Can you imagine that the Beav has been screwing around with nuclear crap for all these years? I mean... the yellow wire... no the red... no the blue... .anyway it will be in Richland, Washington; it will be on Saturday; it will most probably be between 1-4. Hey, I'm just the messenger... regardless of where it is held... there will be a three cheers for the Beaver sometime during the ceremony and after that no more decisions for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In any event, I'll be there and staying at the Hampton since that's where they first said... if there is no party, I get there Thursday afternoon around 2 and my number is Beachwood 45789, you can call me up and have a date... any ol' time (well not all of you... Bomber-babes only!) See you soon! -David RIVERS ('65) P.S. Terry's ('65) new release "Gila Monster" is turning out to be a big hit... I have some really embarrassing stories about the filming for a price. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Hi Crazy Suzie! [that's Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60)] Sorry I missed your B'day yesterday [16th]! I hope you had a Great Day! From the Crazier Nurse! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie SHEARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl BARBER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed SMYTH ('75wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) Saw Judy this morning [9/17] again. She's in ICU but moving out sometime today [9/17] or tomorrow [9/18]. She's doing well... she had four heart by passes. They got her up yesterday [9/16] three times and she was sleeping in her chair this morning around 9:40am. She had her breakfast in the chair and tried to feed herself from there... then fell sleep. When I came in, I didn't wake her... just sat there in a chair till someone came in to talk with her. I was pleased with the way she talked and her color... she is coming off some of the tubes and well be moving to another room, which is a good step up. Friend, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Bob BERGDAHL ('62) Just a short note to let friends know that our buddy Bob lost his house in Vancouver, WA to a fire this weekend. He got out OK, but it looks like a total loss, including his '54 Chevy that was in the garage. Linda and I went by Sunday morning to take a look at the damage. The roof is caved in and the structure is probably not salvageable. I talked to Bob on the phone Sunday evening and he is staying in a hotel for a while. He had good insurance, so he is being taken care of, so far. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Steve Simpson ('65 RIP) Here's the latest... please note that the ceremony on September 25th is now set for 1pm... A celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 1pm to 4pm at the Hampton Inn in Richland. Grave side services will be Tuesday, September 25 at Desert Lawn Cemetery in Kennewick at 1pm. I dunno if I can edit the thing on Face book but I will try. Re: Terry DAVIS ('65) For those of you asking about "Gila" and the "icon" status of "Terry Effing Paul Angel DAVIS Knox the Effing Icon", as he called himself today, I will try and send an article to via the picture email address... hope it works... Terry is very excited about being an icon... I guess I won't call him and ask him how Denzel reacted to the article... I just don't think the timing would be right... (one of my favorite evil things to do when he gets too big for his britches is ask him how many Oscars Denzel has... I know I'm bad...). [David sent this picture and said "in case the article doesn't work here's Terry fighting for truth, justice and the American way!. -Maren] -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lois Johnson (RIP), former 2nd grade teacher at Jason Lee This is the link at Einan's for the funeral notice for Mrs. Johnson: Here's her 2nd grade class picture Bomber tears ~ Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Steve SIMPSON - Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike LONERGAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris BOLKAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Well, Judy's luck changed! She got all the tubes out and moved to a new room like they said on the 9/17. She noticed that she felt like she did before... they checked her out and found bleeding, so back to surgery to stop the bleeding. Found her in ICU room 2008 sleeping this afternoon 9/18. Her daughter was there and told me what happened. I didn't talk with Judy but her daughter feels she's better. Gave her some names of Bombers who have been asking about her and that they are keeping her in their prayers. Daughter said she will read them to Judy her later today [9/18]. I went home and I'm not sure whats going on now! But her daughter made me feel that the problem was taken care of and now the healing and recovery can really start. Friend, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Ben JACOBS ('69) announces his retirement from RHS baseball head coach position ~ 9/18/12 Tri-City Herald Ben informed Richland's athletic director that one of the most successful coaching tenures in state high school baseball history had ended: Good luck in your retirement, Ben, and have a lot of enjoyment watching your son play for WSU!!! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill WINGFIELD (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Dennis HAMMER ('64) wrote in the 9/14/12 Sandstorm: Re: Mount St. Helens -- Bomber Help needed In the May 18, 2010 Alumni Sandstorm I posted a link to an article in the Northwest Travel Magazine May/June 2007 issue. The author of the article tells of how he and his wife and dog were at Bumping Lake when St.Helens blew and a humorous tale of their experiences. I was telling someone about it and said no problem, I could easily find that post, click on the line and print a copy for him to read. Problem! The link no longer works. Did anyone enjoy that story enough to save it? Neither the Richland or Mid-Columbia libraries have a subscription. Can anyone get me a copy of the saved webpage, a text file, a scan, or a Xerox of the article? Dennis, the writer was my little brother the infamous Mike Wingfield ('74wb) who often posts humorous letters to editor of the TCH. He was with his wife Linda Wingfield and their one eyed bulldog, Admiral, at Bumping Lake when St Helens blew. I have attached a copy of the story. I forwarded him your email address and he should have sent this to you by now. I wanted to put it in the Sandstorm so others can enjoy this story. It is too funny. Plus Im trying to catch up with David RIVERS' ('65) on entries to the Sandstorm. J -Bill WINGFIELD (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ~ sunny Santa Fe, NM, where the Aspens are starting to turn but I'm still able to ride my scoot up the hill to Los Alamos to work. Beautiful ride. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Alice HANTHORN ('59) Dave HANTHORN ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Darlene NAPORA ('69) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce KILLAND ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Took some more emails and well wishes this afternoon [9/19]. It was around 2pm... her brother, John ('69) saw me and told me she was in surgery for the third time... more bleeding. Her room is in the same area. I left before she came back from surgery... family will let me know if there are more changes. Her daughter will read the notes and emails later when she feels up to it. Just think: three surgeries! -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) So sorry, Carol... I guess it was our turn for a summer up here in western WA. It's been dry and sunny! to the point that the locals are saying "wish we'd have some rain... ...?" Me? I have loved it! yes, the yards are looking dry and some of the soggy loving plants have turned up their toes but that stuff can be replanted next year, between the showers. Thanks for the SUN!!! -Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Mt. St. Helens While I enjoyed the story about the Mt. St. Helens eruption by Bill WINGFIELD's ('67) little brother, I just want to say that the eruption has a more sober meaning to those of us in the Gold Medal Class of '63... we lost our classmate Beverly WETHERALD ('63-RIP) in the eruption, and I am pretty sure that all of us still think about her whenever we hear something about the eruption. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from sunny Mercer Island where we are still enjoying beautiful summer weather with just the slightest touch of autumn in the air. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Had another Bomber Reunion today when the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I had lunch in Chesepeake, VA with Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) and her good guy husband Chuck. There is never enough time to be with Rosalie, but we covered all the territory we could in two hours at Red Robin. No Bombers in immediate site, but don't get too comfortable. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Spudnut Shop on YouTube -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Group hug Well, it's been a busy couple of days... gotta bunch of b-days to celebrate while I'm in Richland for Steve SIMPSON's ('65 RIP) (that's not easy to write... first of the Sorry 7 to go) Celebration of life on Saturday, September 22, 2012 and I realized this morning I missed Rafael ALCAZAR's ('64) special day on the 19th but caught him on face book... Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and his sweetie ('69) showed up last night in a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge truck and trailer to pick up two of my cars and take them to Richland... one he is buying and one to sell and I'll be heading home to meet them for dinner in a minute or two... but first I want to wish a whole group of Special Bombers a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dean HEILING ('63) on the 21st, Jo Anne BUCHOLZ ('65) on the 22d, Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63), Steve SIMPSON ('65 RIP), George ZIELINSKI ('65) on the 23Rd and Roy CROSS ('65) on September 24, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gary CROW ('65) Just called to say he'd see us all Saturday... still trying to get ahold of Jackson... Gus ('57), CROW is calling him now... I missed Jack's call today and left a message... hope he gets the word. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Christ the King School Sausage Fest This weekend is the 36th annual Sausage Fest at Christ the King School. The hours are from 5pm to midnight Friday and from 11 am to midnight on Saturday. Here is a link with all of the information: Re: Lunch for Girls of '66 Our lunch for the girls of '66 will be at 12:30 on Thursday, September 27th, at Bob's Burgers in West Richland. Please let me know if you will be able to attend so I can make the reservations. Here is a link to their menu: I hope to see a lot of people at both functions!!! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) To: Ben JACOBS ('69) Ben, You have been an awesome baseball coach, but obviously an even better Dad! Best of luck with your retirement and with supporting Brett in his WSU career! And, I imagine we'll be seeing you around Bomberland as a volunteer as you can't keep a good coach away from the game! The Class of 1969 will always be able to boast about you as one of the best!!! Bomber Cheers, -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Ben JACOBS ('69)is retiring???? How can we tell? Enjoy your time, Ben, I will clear it with your parole officer! Have a good retirement and no bailing out on bar tabs because you are on a fixed income! Enjoy -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Kelly WEIL Austin - Class of 1981 ~ 1963 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Rosalie LANSING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treasure ELDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ned BARKER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike WAGGONER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean HEILING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob McCOULLOGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Oh, what a day this is! Two (count 'em 2) Bomber Babes to tip the ol' propeller beanie to. Yep, that's right sports fans, two of the lovely ladies from The Class of '54 share this date. They are truly worthy of all the accolades bestowed upon them. Guess I better reveal their identities: Ann CLATWORTHY and Treasure ELDER, please stand up and take a bow. You both deserve it. On another note, don't think either of the Birthday girls will be making it to where ever Marilyn decides to hold it this month's "Girls of '54" lunch. But, I am sure she will put a gold star by your names on her attendance roster. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather has turned cooler, but still no rain in sight, and fall is just around the corner (Saturday). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So them DeJongs ('63) live about 200ish miles south of Rancho Cerveza and we always try to get together a couple of times a year for card games, yucks and to exchange the stuff we left at each other's house the last time. 2011 has been tough, what with us running away with the circus and they always being somewhere else. The planets lined up and we were able to connect for pizza Sunday on the Outer Banks. Crappy picture, but we sure had fun. Having never been a Marine nor attended Law School, I don't have one of those sophisticated Posta-A-Note 1.1 reminder systems like his Barristerness. That being said, I've always held 9/21 "special" for several reasons. I thought it was K-Cubed's (Karen KLEINPETER Kroger ('63)) birthday, but it ain't. It is the birthday of the Marquis de Vine, Dean HEILING ('63). It's also what I've always considered to be the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and my first date. That would make it fifty years ago today, if my recollection is spot on. Regardless, she still makes my knees weak and my palms sweat. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Lunch with miss Nancy,and my Jimmy What a great day. I cannot tell you how lonely one can get when they are so very far from home and don't have any friends or family around. Well our visit yesterday with the really beautiful and very lovely miss Nancy ('65), and my cherished dear friend Jimmy HAMILTON ('63). Time always flies to fast but it was what I needed to carry me over until the Xmas bash in Olympia, in November. We will be going home on about the 15th of November, and stay until the end of the year. We did buy our "B" house, so will spend some precious time with the kids and family. And of course my girls, every sweet one of them I hope. Get ready girls!! Do wish I took better pictures, but oh well. Thanks again Nancy and Jim. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) Nada McCOY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte NUGENT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy COPPINGER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHEPARD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert HAMMILL ('70wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Happy birthday Ann CLATWORTHY Hogshead ('54) [on the 21st] and say hello to your bro, Jim ('46). I missed you this year at Club40. -Dick McCOY ('45 & '46) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nada McCOY ('62) Re: Peggy LEWIS Johnson ('62) To: Peggy`s brother Sean LEWIS ('77) I am sorry to hear she is not feeling well. We missed her at the class reunion. I would like to send a card to her, but I don`t have an address. I would appreciate you contacting me via phone or e-mail. Thanks -Grenada McCOY ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Rich BAKER ('58), Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen STRAND ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert POSENAUER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: The best Wenatchee Fire Pic I thought this might be of interest. Scary. Looking from the east side of the Columbia to the west... with more up the river. Wenatchee in foreground. The reason for the Smokey air!! -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Smokey Nine Mile Falls, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Late the evening of 9/21, I talked to Judy's daughter, Darla. Judy came out of the third surgery (they couldn't find any bleeding).. they checked things out and she seemed to come out of it faster. That was 18th. Talked to Darla the morning of the 19th and then went there with the emails... Judy was sleeping but woke up so I got to talk with her some. Judy had me take her ticket for the Richland Players... she really wanted to see this one: "A View From the Bridge" By Arthur Miller. Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) was going with Judy, so the two of us went and we both enjoyed the play,,, very sorry Judy couldn't make it. Judy told me she isn't sleeping very well and seems to wake up and then wants to sleep... there are not long periods of sleep. She's in room 2016. She walks only to the bathroom and back and sits in the chair some too. She's enjoying her cards, emails, and visitors. Her brother left yesterday 9/21. Paul (grandson) had to go back to work but stops in to see her... Darla has been there every day, all day. Now hopefully she can start the healing! Friend -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rich BAKER ('58) Re: Meeting Dutch Van Kirk I went to a gun show in Atlanta today and Dutch Van Kirk was there. Dutch was the navigator on the Enola Gay for Special Mission 13, the Hiroshima atomic bomb strike. He is the last living crewman at age 92. I bought a copy of his book "My True Course" which he signed. We talked for awhile and I gave him a brief overview of growing up in Richland including describing my high school class ring. I don't believe there are any living members of the Bockscar Nagasaki Mission crew. Attached is a picture of Dutch with my wife and me: -Rich BAKER ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just want to wish my brother, Roy CROSS ('65) Happy Birthday, even though he doesn't usually read the Sandstorm... when I was out there for my fun 50 Year High School Reunion in late August, I got to visit with Roy and my cousin, Allan CROSS ('59), and that was a neat part of that entire neat weekend too. Thankfully, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Greetings from Grandview, IN where the heat of the summer has passed thankfully, but we still need to water the flowers... and we are planning a youth hay ride, one of the kids' favorite activities and mine too. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Burt PIERARD ('59), Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack MORRIS ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy CROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dina SPANJER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron FRYMIER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan WADE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Richland Last weekend (9/15-16/12) my wife (Franklin '57) and I snuck into Richland for a Spudnut or two, a drive around the city, old and new, and enjoyed the Howard Amon Park walk. We stayed at the Hampton Inn overlooking the river and had a nice Happy Hour on our deck watching the boats and PWCs running around. Drove by the old house at 209 GWWay and showed my wife "the scene of the crime," so to speak. The weather was great and not a lot of smoke in the air. Also drove down and stopped by our house that my parents built in 1955-56 in Kennewick and it looks good, actually better than the old "F" house on GWWay. We were amazed how many of the old "A" and "B" houses have been transformed into "real" houses and how some of them still look like the did in 1956. We also visited a number of wineries in the area (Yakima Valley, Kiona/Benton City and Red Mountain) and that is an amazing business. Growing up in Richland the only grapes grown were Concords for the Welches Juice factory in Kennewick but now there are some very nice varieties being developed and grown. Looks like a banner year too, especially for reds, with a lot of juice pending. We traveled on up through the Palouse, including the impressive Palouse Falls, and overnighted in Pullman. The second best stop was Sandpoint, ID. I really like that area with the lake, the activities both summer and winter and all of the amenities a guy would ever need. Six months there and six in the desert... ambrosia. Stopped in Spokane for a night and confirmed that Spokane is not my favorite city and then on to Grand Coulee Dam. We were going to stay the night in Twisp but the smoke was so bad we just came on home. All of this was for my wife, being a Seattle and Western Washington girl, and she had not seen a lot of eastern Washington and it was renewal for me. For all of you who are experiencing all that smoke from the fires, I really feel for you. I can, or could, take a lot of stuff but that smoke really got to my eyes and breathing. Could not wait to get back home and some element of marine air. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in smoke free zone of Anacortes, WA. No rain here either but the air is breathable. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Room # is 2031 on second floor -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: All Re: "The Sagebrush Follies" on DVD The DVD is finished!!! Advance Orders will be in today's (Mon.) mail. As a Special Bonus, I am including a free copy ($2.00 regular price) of the Official Sagebrush Follies Program with each DVD. A copy of the Jewel Case Insert and the DVD Label are attached. For those interested in ordering the DVD, send your name & snail mail address, along with a check for a $12.00 donation made out to "Richland High School Club 40," to: Burt Pierard 1207 Torbett St. Richland WA 99354 100% of the proceeds go to the Conley-Richey Scholarship Fund. Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Bombers (small world department) So my wife Noi (NAB) and I are cruisin' down the aisle at Bellevue Square today (Sunday) when we hear somebody callin' out "Dave... Noi..". So we turn around, and who should it be but my ol' buddy Karen KLEINPETER Kroger (GMC '63) and her husband (NAB). Well, since Karen lives over in Tieton, WA she was about the last person I would have expected to run into at the Mall. Now I knew that just a few minutes chat in the middle of the mall just wasn't gonna suffice, so we invite them out to dinner at one of our family's Thai restaurants (The Golden Singha in Seattle, see for all of em). So we spent a delightful evening with our own little Bomber mini-reunion goin' on, eatin' Thai food, drinkin' Thai beer, catchin' up on all the latest Bomber news, talkin' about Thailand, and reportin' on our upcoming vacations (Karen and hubby to the Middle East, and Noi and me to Thailand). Had a great time. Bomber friends are the bestest. -Dave Hanthorn (GMC '63) ~ from sunny Mercer Island, WA where the fall weather has been just fantastic (so far) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Jim RUSSELL ('58), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth PARKER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector ALVAREZ ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy NELSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard McALLISTER ('69) BOMBER/Bulldog ANNIVERSARY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) Armand Loiseau ('53 Bulldog) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 Class reunion in 1994 Just finished watching VHS recording of the 40 year class reunion of 1954 on June 17th and 18th of 1994. It was recorded by Roy McClellan, husband of Sue Beth McELHANEY McClellan ('54). Is there anyone local who can tell me where I can get it copied to a DVD, so I can get copies to whomever wants one? Curt Donahue ('53) emceed the Friday celebration outside the hotel in back and Dona McCLAREY Belt ('54) did the Saturday fun time!! Was fun to watch after all these years. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is nice but cooling down a little and still a little overcast with smoke. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Called Judy's daughter, Darla, this morning (9/24). She found out that the nurses were having Judy walk 10 times and it should of been 5 times a day. Judy told Darla she was having trouble breathing and stomach trouble... X-ray was taken... they did it later so it came back late... and didn't let the doctor know right away... he was upset!!!!!!!! It showed that one lung is collapsing. Please keep her in your prayers... she has a long way to go... plus all this extras going wrong and now the one collapsing lung. Friend -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: Burt PIERARD ('59) Re: "The Sagebrush Follies" on DVD Hey Burt ol' buddy! How about putting just a snippet of the Sagebrush Follies into the Sandstorm to whet the appetite of those who don't want to buy something sight unseen? Sorta like cruisin' the aisles of Costco. I bet you'll get a lot more takers. Cheers, -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA dry, sunny and breathable **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to Sister Mary Elizabeth PARKER ('63). Anyone who tooled Zip's in a two tone green '55 Chevy has gotta be beyond cool. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Spoke with my niece, Darla, this evening (9/24). Judy had a collapsed lung, but the medical staff took care of the problem and Judy is doing MUCH better now. Happy anniversary to my wonderful husband, Armand today. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Berfdayz iz funn Well, I'm back from Richland, safe 'n' sound. The memorial for Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) was just wonderful and very well attended. It was great to see some faces (and bodies attached) I hadn't seen in quite some time... a couple of '65ers gave me their new email addresses (hint hint hint) so my new list is growing and I'll be able to send messages to more of our class next time I need to do that. Terry DAVIS ('65) sent about 100 of us the trailer to his movie "Gila" and you can find it on my face page if you look hard enough... it was hard for me to find and the first time I "shared" it, I was on Cecilia BENNETT"s ('65) computer so it showed that she shared it... I know I know... I am NOT very computer literate... I will send it to Maren at the picture email address and see if she can post it in the Sandstorm... there are two versions... the short one Terry sent and a longer one that Ann COFFMAN ('66) found and posted... we'll see if they work... So now I'd better wish some birthdays before I lose track of what I'm doing here... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear, darling, lovely and beeeeeeeeeeeeuteeeeeeful next door neighbor, Bomber-babe, Beth PARKER ('63) and to... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... what to say about a Bomber dude... cool, man cool Hector ALVAREZ ('64) on their special day, September 25, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Jeff HAMMACK - Class of 1972 ~ 1953 - 2012 >>Sue RYEL Hinkle - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2012 >>Sheldon KLINE - Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jack SMITH ('55wb), Betty McELHANEY ('57) Barb ISAKSON ('58), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol EVANS ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) & Lois WEYERTS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack SMITH ('55wb) Re: Marilyn BAIRD Singletary ('60) Does anyone know if Marilyn is still around? I have sent several emails to her over the last year or so and gotten no reply. The email address seems to still be a good one. -Jack SMITH, almost a Bomber, class 1955 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) To: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Thank you so much for the updates on Judy WILLOX ('61), please pass on to her we wish her a speedy recovery. To: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) The video of the 1954 40 year class reunion was done by Roy Stewart, he was my brother-in-law, married to my sister Sue Beth McELHANEY Stewart ('54). You all take care, -Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update New hose for draining and another x-ray show things are working. The end of the week she should be able to go to Rehab unit right there in hospital. Sounds better for Judy! Friend -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Just a reminder that the lunch for the girls from 1966 will be at 12:30 on Thursday, September 27th, at Bob's Burgers and Brew located at 2775 Queensgate Drive in Richland (not West Richland), and their phone number is 987-1664. Currently 13 classmates have confirmed that they will joining us. Please let me know if you will be able to attend so I will be able to change the number for the reservation. Here is a link to their menu . I hope to see a big group there!! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jean Gire - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Bill BERLIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andy MILLER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Video of Class of 53/54 40 year reunion in 1994 To: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) What was I thinking!!! I misspoke on the last name of Sue Beth McELHANEY's ('54) husband, Roy. Thank you for setting me straight on his last name!! Not even sure where I got the name of McClellan for Sue Beth! Haha Re: Chuck LOLLIS, Jr. ('64) Chuck has stepped up and offered to transfer the VHS tape to DVD for me... free!! Thank you so much. Hope you are able to get a quality we can live with. I'm sure it will be fine!! Any classmate of 1953 or 1954 who wants a copy, please contact me and I can get them for you. There will be a small charge. Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) Happy to hear Judy is getting better after her heart surgery. Keep up the good work!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco still in the low 80s!! Yay!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Modern Richland question. Whilst in Richland a couple of weeks ago we noticed an interesting looking building on GWWay just up from the fire station. It had what looked like a W/V or V/W on the gate, or that is what we thought it was, but no sign. Pretty impressive building and interesting colors too. What the heck is it??? -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where Fall has set in at night but the days are still very nice. The leaves they are turning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Becky APLEY - Class of 2003 ~ 1984 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Tedd CADD ('66) Rick MADDY ('67), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim JENSEN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni HAUSENBUILLER ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HOGAN & Lori SIMPSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update She is still room 2031... they hoped to move her today 9/27... looks like tomorrow at Tri-City Rehab behind Safeway on GWWay. Well, tell you more tomorrow. Friend -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Interesting Building (Hi, Bill BERLIN ('56)!) A couple (few?) years back, a company started to build high- priced (million dollar units), multi-story, twin-tower condos. They completed the central piece, a hub of activity and the like, then went bankrupt. The two holes for the towers were left open. A few months ago, somebody bought the operation and started to build a hotel. (Concrete flat on one side with pipes) They have had money problems, too, and construction has been at a standstill for some time. I understand that they are trying to sell it. Maybe the city should buy it and turn it into a train station (kinda looks like one with the clock and all). We could invite the old coal trains that used to visit that part of town. Who remembers picking up coal along the those tracks in the South end of town? -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Andy Williams (RIP) Andy Williams died yesterday 9/25. I was in Branson in... 2006, I believe. Just drove through Springfield last week. I have been in Branson four times in the past ten years because my ggg-grandfather is buried in Walnut Shade outside Forsyth... about nine miles north. My great-grandfather was born near Branson, before Branson was Branson in 1849. My mother was born in 1927 forty-two miles NNE in outside Ava. The countryside surrounding Forsyth is one of those Ozark places when you are much better off having a name when somebody asks why you are on their property. Mine is Cornelison. My mother's mother's family. I go back into those hills because I run into other family members now and then who lived there and I want to just stand in their field of corn or just visit the gravesite... always reflecting on questions and answers like, "They did not go far enough West." A personal observation, but what do I know? ...exactly! I seat myself next to an older gentleman with his blue-haired wife, or girlfriend... I didn't quiz... he looks at me and asks, obviously in a/an inquisitive mood, with the 'where is this guys date' attitude written on his wrinkled mug... like old single men get when in a place where a date might have helped the decor a bit more and asks, "You know Andy Williams' music?" I told him in as short a sentence as I could that my parents handcuffed me to the chrome dinette, Dad's belt in plain sight and forced me to watch his show as torture for them having me. He was about my parents age and seemed to understand my feedback to a loaded questions with several avenues of answers. At least that was the assumed expression on his face... but, I have been wrong before. Andy sang a song during his gig that always stuck with me. The song was dedicated to his friends, guests and other significant others in his life that had passed. This is that song. I can say I have listened to it many times and it is special. So, for all of those no longer with us, I give this song. Petula Clark was the guest that year; she belted "Downtown" without flaw. Andy was awesome and too hear he has passed was just another blow to my heart that comes at a higher frequency these days. My Condolence to those who loved him. One Sweet Day [NOTE: This is a HUGE file. -Maren] -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: BD Wishes I'd like to wish Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) a very happy birthday today. Gee, you finally caught up with me (for 5+ weeks) anyway. Have a wonderful day. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it is pretty darn decent weather-wise for the end of September **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Barbara BALLARD Pravato - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Valarie Peery sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Lynn JOHNSON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Valarie Peery (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Andy Williams (RIP) My wife Ruth and I were attending a variety show at Andy Williams' Moon River Theater in Branson last fall (we live 14 miles from the Branson "strip". Williams was rumored to be "ailing" and hadn't appeared on stage for awhile. Anyhow, to the surprise of all of us, he came out on stage dressed in his signature dark tux suit (but wearing tennis shoes!). He announced that he WAS ill - suffering bladder cancer - but was determined to "beat" it, and planned to be back on stage for the fall 2012 season. He then sang one song - his voice was still quite good - then said good night and left the stage. That was his last public performance, as best I know. Williams was a highly-respected and very popular figure around Branson - very accessible and friendly. He often "hung around" his restaurant next to the theater talking with patrons. He was listed on the phone book like "ordinary folk", made himself available for various public functions like the Branson Christmas Parade, and in general was considered a "regular guy". Ruth and I watched him perform several times in the past few years, and he remained highly entertaining. He will be missed. -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Re: Andy Williams (RIP) Sorry to hear of the death of Andy Williams. It reminded me of the time I talked to him... I was at the Montreal Olympics in 1976, and was riding on a very crowded metro train to some sporting event. I had a seat, but there was a man standing near me with two small boys, and they were getting jostled. I asked him "Do you want one of them to sit on my lap?" and he replied "No, they're tough, they'll be fine." At the time, I thought that the man looked like Andy Williams, then later read in the newspaper that he was at the Olympics with his sons, and went to the same sports event I was going to. -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "Older" brothers and neighborhood heroes Today's b-day dude is one of those I've admired since second grade. Because he was the older brother I revered him and held him in awe. Just saw him at the Spudnut Shop last weekend with his old Pony League Coach... now that's some history... when we ran in to him, Jackson KEENEY ('65) hadda tell him his younger Bro ('63-RIP) was Jack's catching mentor... everyone agreed the younger bro (famous also for "the walk") was one of the best catchers to come outa Richland... among other things... I'm always glad to run into the b-day boy and I've been pretty lucky in seeing him almost every trip... if I didn't see him it was because he was having trouble getting on the move after several days of baseball so a phone call hadda do... sure hope his special day is great... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jack GARDINER ('61) on September 29, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Valarie Peery (NAB) Re: Bomberopoly Hello Maren - can we get more space in the SandStorm?? The Richland Bomberopoly game is available for pre-order! Visit us at the link above. We are now taking pre-pay orders using PayPal. Anyone still interested in sponsoring a property or having their name on the first edition contact or call Valarie Peery at 509-531-7808. Thank you, Bomber Alumni!! -Valarie Peery (NAB), RHS IMB Membership Chair ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 1 birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami SCHUCHART ('68) Class of '55 website: ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2012 ~ October, 2012