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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ October, 2012
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BISHOP ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis MAFFEI ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra ELLIOTT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MOSLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen FULCHER ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Well, Judy hasn't been able to do well enough to move to Rehab. Saw her this morning (Sunday, the 30th)... she looked good and she said she felt better but then this afternoon the x-ray wasn't showing the improvement they wanted to see. So tomorrow morning they're going in to see what's going on with the lung. She could use some more prayers! Friend -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update I talked with her last night (9/20) and she sounded terrible. She's having trouble breathing, again. She sounds like she did when her lung was collapsing. She is still in hospital; this is the 17th day and she is discouraged and perhaps a little scared as well. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay CONRAD ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, October 6 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 MARGARITAS in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Greetings from Moscow, Russia It is now Monday morning on what looks to be a OK day weather wise. Well Jackie and I traveled 21 hours and arrived safely in Moscow and are in a temporary apartment while we see some of Moscow. Tomorrow AM we go to the resort outside the city where the Forum will be meeting. My contract with Russian Fireworks Industry met us at the airport and we were cleared through passport and customs quickly with not even single a question asked. Last night we met attendees from Italy and Austria and did a walk-about. Despite the fact that it was raining the streets were crowded and typically Russian crowds just moved about going their own way without banging into each other. Red Square had a gov't sponsored light show going. Fabulous! I estimated 10 Million Rubbles cost and a local told us it was twice that. The entire Kremlin wall and all of the buildings surround the square were the screen for hi-intensity projection of patterns and images. In the center was a ball about 75 feet in diameter and images, patterns, and pictures of old Russia and it's people moved around it the ball. I have seen some of this in other countries but this was way bigger. But to get there everyone went through two screening points both with metal detectors. Lots of police in long rain coats. But everybody was in good mood. Our driver met us on the back side of Red square to take us to late dinner (midnight) the three places they tried were closed. But driver found a small private restaurant down stairs in a large building. Seating maybe 25 it was empty but the staff was great and we had fine meal. I had a shrimp ceasar salad with balsamic vinegar and a veal cutlet. Both were incredible. The beer was excellent and ice cold. Very nice first day in Russia. The bed was comfortable enough that I was asleep in 1 minute. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff & one 1988 Bomber Memorial today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Gary BEHYMER ('64) Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie RIGGINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly HILTY ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Mary BOISONEAU Hughes ('53) I have a picture of my dad and I playing our ukes and Mary's dad clapping his hands to the music, big smile on his face; taken about ~1952. Mary told Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) and me at the Club 40 event she would like to have a copy but we can't make the email she gave us work. Can anyone help me out here? Bomber Cheers, -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Toivo William Piippo If anyone from the Toivo William Piippo Family is a reader of the Alumni Sandstorm & would like a copy of the 1939 Oregana yearbook from the University of Oregon please let me know. I would gladly give my copy to you. (Mr. Piippo's sophomore year photo + team photo with him!) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) I have received several requests to set up another 1965 ladies luncheon. We had a few during the summer but didn't put it in the Sandstorm so the word didn't get to all. I did try, however. WHAT: '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, October 19th TIME: 1:00 pm WHERE: Applebee's WINCO Shopping Center in Richland off GWWay. You can email me if you need additional information. Hope to see you there! -Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ann YALE Dawson ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1934 - 1988 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) John CORRADO ('64), Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria DAVIS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Doctor said the surgery went well and he was able to do what he needed to do for the lung. That was Monday morning, After surgery he was going to keep her sedated for the day. Got this information from Judy's daughter, Darla. Judy's sister Deedee ('64) was there Monday for the surgery. Thought I had Deedee's phone number but neither of the numbers I have worked. Deedee may write in the Sandstorm more on her sister. I've been busy with other things lately and I am not family... just a friend. Thanks for the prayers and emails. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Bomber Lunch Social - Portland / Vancouver Area WHEN: Saturday October 20th TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the Columbia River ADDRESS: 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. Its very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Please bring photos & yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CORRADO ('64) I just wanted to let you know that Brian CORCORAN ('64) of Anacortes, WA. died today (10/3/12) of an apparent heart attack in Mexico while on a retirement trip golfing and fishing. Thanks -John CORRADO ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) I had never seen a double rainbow until last Saturday (9/29/12). The view from our deck was absolutely stunning; the photos pale by comparison. I didn't notice that the colors were reversed in the second bow until Wikipedia was consulted. Also, I didn't know that the second rainbow was caused by light reflecting twice inside the water droplets. I guess we're never too old to learn something new. -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX where it is sunny & 80 today. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: John FLETCHER ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi WARD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis COOK ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John FLETCHER ('64) Re: R.I.P. Brian CORCORAN ('64) Brian was a stalwart of the Bomber golf team. His swing was as smooth as his good humored demeanor. We will miss you. -John FLETCHER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS football Homecoming game Richland will host Kennewick Friday night, October 5th, beginning at 7pm at Rish Stadium, and it will be Homecoming for Richland in case any of you alumni would like to attend. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)) ~ Richland where there is a frost warning out with the chance of the temperature dropping to 29 tonight! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary COLLINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey IRBY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PYLE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Well, Judy is finely going to Tri-City Rehab today (10/5) around 1pm which is behind Safeway on GWWay. Her daughter, Darla, was put in the hospital around 3:30 this morning (10/5) so she's not able to help much now. Darla's got to get well, too! Friend, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Homecoming... wahoooooooo So it's Homecoming time at ol' Col-Hi... I loved homecoming... well actually I loved anything that had dancing involved... I'm sure I musta gone to the games tho... all my buds played football... alas, Mommy dearest told me my Sophomore year I could no longer play football until (hope springs eternal, Ma) my grades improved... now how do you improve a teacher making a deal with you that if you don't take the second semester of her class she will give you a D... but if you do... an F... improvement would mean scraping those baked books off my package tray and actually readying one or two... that would not happen until I was sitting in Vietnam at the ripe old age of 21... I always wondered what Lyda thought when he'd tell me to turn in my books and they looked like an overcooked Thanksgiving turkey... ah but sock hops, Hi-Spot (during the years I was allowed in), mixers... they were the high light of my Col-Hi years... Had so much fun the quarter or semester I lived in Camas... several of us that banded together from larger schools were highly suspect... especially my over endowed girl friend... the teachers would watch us dance with their mouths wide open... I guess we musta looked like the dirty-bob on steroids... what a blast... This will sound totally uncaring, but my biggest disappointment of High School (other that facing the fact that I was gonna grageate and hafta leave the hallowed halls) was in November of '63, when I went to the gym door and saw a notice that some dance set for the weekend after the 22nd was canceled... I was not a happy camper... well so much for my intellectual prowess in HS... today is the Special day of a guy I've known since before I started school... he lived at one end of Haines at GWWay and I lived further up toward the curve and the dike... Allen GREEN ('65) lived below where the BENELIOL's ('65-'66) would later build a house and the REEDs ('55-'63 and several in between) and LIPKEs ('59) lived in the house that Kenny PETERSON ('64) now owns... If you heard "David Joseph Rivers" on that street you knew I was in trouble... if you heard "Harvey Hershal (sp) IRBY, Jr" you knew the birthday boy was in trouble... if you heard Johnny REED's name mentioned at all you knew all the moms on the block were hiding Johnny from the Fuzz... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Harvey, on your day, October 6, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cristy CONE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joni GONZALES ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update (10/6/12) Saw Judy today! She at the Richland Rehabilitation and Eagle Assisted Center Living, 1745 Pike Ave. Richland, WA 99354... in room 309 B. Talked with her sister Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) and daughter, Darla, and gave them Judy's direct line to her room. Darla sounded good again today but is worried about her mother... and Judy's worried about Darla, too! Judy was in a wheel chair which was good to see. Hasn't done a lot of walking which they sure were doing at the hospital, well maybe cause it's the week end. Friend, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/12 ~ COLUMBUS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHERWOOD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Rolled up cut-offs There she is... on the 7th page of the Senior photos in the '63 Columbian... I think I've often tried to figure out how ta frame that page without ruining the book... guess I could contact BEHYMER ('64) and just get an extra... It's the first page of the "D's"... well except Johnny DALE ('63... I know John... but when ya live next to a guy when yer 3 and he's 4 and a half... he's still Johnny)... LaMont ('63) is on that page and Ann ENGEL ('63), Joe FORD ('63) and Connie FOSTER ('63) are on the next... one a those pix that has been etched in my membry since the first time I saw it... I am virtually certain I've never said a word to the Birthday bomber-babe in my entire life... but I still wear my cut-offs the "right" way... rolled up... ya think it's just cuz of the way she's wearing them in the picture??? nah... we all wore them that way then... and I can't stand long shorts... I'm gonna make a point of having ML ('63) and Ellen ('63) introduce me next September at the '63 50th... if I can get up the nerve... Oh yeah KAVECKIS ('63) is in the picture with her... I'll bet if I could just learn how to use the Photo-shop program I bought 2 years ago... I could "shop" Joe out and shop me in... but every time I put a picture in there to work on I just get bewildered and send it to my Donut Delinquent buddy and ask him to do it... so I guess I'll leave my Columbian in good shape, forget shopping Joe out and just wish Susan SHERWOOD ('63) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on her special day, October 8, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill MEINKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug MARTIN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A night at the Camlin Hello... we needa room for the weekend... uh name... sure... Mr. and Mrs. Smith... do you charge extra for extra people in the room? You do... oh, then there will NOT be twelve people in the room no matter what it looks like after we leave... where are we from oh gee... uh home address... 930 Long Ave. Richland, Washington 99352... Phone sure 509 555-5555... credit card... do we look like we have a credit card? Cash a korse. Wow, what a great weekend... What? Uncle Tom just got a bill for room damage? And he's lookin' for somebody named Smith? Well good luck, Pal... do you know how many Smiths there are just in the class of '63 alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK, so it didn't quite happen that way... but it coulda... The b-day Bomber-babe and I coulda gone to State together with 10 other kids... OK... I went with Charles ('61) and Ricky WARFORD ('65) and Terry WEBB ('63) so maybe I just made the whole thing up... coulda woulda shoulda and all that... but I just gotta say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Vicki SMITH ('63) on her special day, October 9, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom TRACY ('55) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette HABERMAN ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom TRACY ('55) Re: Josiah Thanks for your prayers...Thanks to Bomber friends. -Tom TRACY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Patti's Memorial ALL Bomber Lunch Bombers of all ages are invited to join us. WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2012 TIME: 12:30pm to 3pm WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA DIRECTIONS: Coming from Richland, JD's is the second green building on the right as you cross the Yakima River Bridge. We look forward to seeing you there! Your hostesses will be: -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Helen CROSS ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Leoma COLES ('63), Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George VALDEZ ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson SAUNDERS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) What a wonderful idea a tribute memorial luncheon for Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP), after we have all enjoyed so many Bomber luncheons that she organized at JD's Diner in West Richland. I so enjoyed the one I was able to attend, thanks to her efforts. Carol RICE Forister ('62) is in remission following her stem cell treatment this past summer that caused her to miss our wonderful Class of '62 50 year reunion. In fact she was even allowed to visit her son in Seattle these past few weeks and when I called her for her birthday on October 9, I found her in Friday Harbor enjoying a B&B experience with her husband, Gary (NAB). But she then will be returning to Kansas City for more medical testing. So prayers answered, and Carol wants to thank everyone who was praying for her. I will be passing thru Kansas City last on October 26th, when my Japanese girlfriend and I (we met in England at the school our children were attending), will be going thru on Amtrak on our way to the Grand Canyon. We'll get to see wonderful scenery including Sedona, and Santa Fe,and Taos and the Grand Canyon. So looking forward to it... I feel so fortunate to be able to travel and make this trip seeing more or this great country... I've already voted absentee, so be sure to vote on November 6th. God Bless, from -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Grandview, IN on the Ohio River, where we are having beautiful cool weather with lots of sunshine,and all of us are wondering how cold our upcoming winter will be. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: St. Louis Was on the receiving end of a tour of St. Louis by my long time friend and classmate Donna BOWERS Rice ('63). She and Mike ('60) are very proud of their city and "Show Me" state and were very lucky that we had a schedule to meet or we would have stayed 'til after Thanksgiving. No more Bombers on the horizon until We get to Tucson and connect with Georgie BARNETT ('63). -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) My mother-in-law, Minnie Wilson, aka Bea Wilson, passed away on Sunday night (10/7). She was well known by many people at the Community Center in Richland and also from her many years as "food demo" in various stores in the area. She turned 95 on July 24th and has many loving family members in the area. I will be arriving in Richland on Friday with my son and grandson, from Rancho Santa Margarita and my daughter and grandaughter from Las Vegas. The service is at 2 pm on Friday at Einan's funeral home. Then my kids leave via PDX on Sat... short trip this time, but I will definitely be back next summer for the Class of '63's 50 year reunion! Take care all, -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Gleneden Beach, OR where it is overcast and rain soon to come! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Judy has left Kadlec Hospital and is now in Richland Rehab on Pike Street in Richland (behind Safeway). Visited her this afternoon (10/10); she is in good spirits. Shes cooperating fully with her rehab program... very motivated (she wants to get strong enough go home). Her daughter, Darla, got out of Kadlec this afternoon and is home recouping from her hospital stay. They never did figure out what was wrong with her. And since she was Judys main caretaker, she fretted being in hospital and unable to do anything for her mom. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Alex KECK - Class of 2013 ~ 1995 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLANCY ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric SCHMIDHEISER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Reminder: WHAT: '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, October 19th TIME: 1:00 pm WHERE: Applebee's WINCO Shopping Center in Richland off GWWay. You can email me if you need additional information. Hope to see you there! -Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Luana IVERS ('52), Jim WATTS ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Frank STRATTON ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David EDGAR ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie ALEXANDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry GILSTRAP ('83) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Re: '52 in '12 Reunion - Group Picture Enjoy!! -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Happy Birthday Jim CLANCY ('52) - yesterday 10/11)... Geez you're getting old. Missed seeing you at Club 40. Be well, -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Russia I have had a couple of e-mails asking if all was OK on my Russia trip. So this is to say Jackie and I are back from Russia and all is OK. While it had its moments, overall the trip was great. The first night there we did "walk-about" and found ourselves in the middle of Red Square! We were watching an incredible, fabulous, light show. Multiple hi-intensity projectors lighting up the Kremlin wall and surrounding buildings. In the center of four towers full of lights and projectors was a 50 foot diameter ball suspended in the air. Pictures of Russia and it's peoples were rotating around the ball and constantly changing. I could not help but think of all the parades of tanks and missiles seen on TV passing right over the spot I was standing on. But other than cops operating the 2 sets of metal detectors we went through to get to the square, all were just people having a good time. I made the remark saying "I bet this cost 10 million Rubbles." A Russian man standing next to me said it was over 25 million. Our group (our host, 2 Austrians, an Italian and Jackie and I, ended up having dinner at nearly midnight in a very small restaurant in the basement of a large dark building. But the food was wonderful and we pigged out. I wisely chose to have a sip of beer at each of the many toastings with the rest knocking back large portions of vodka. Oi, the bloodshot eyes and rough looks the next morning... but having been discreet in my drinking, I was just fine :). My presentation was well received. I was introduced as a distinguished Author and Lecturer (eye roll). After the presentation several asked to have a picture taken with me. The attendees were a great bunch of people. I have already been asked to speak again next year at the same conference. We made several new friends from various parts of Russia and Europe. The actual conference was at a large resort about 3 hours bus ride from Moscow. We were surprised to see "Best Western" in large letters on the wall of the main building. It did meet those standards. WiFi was fast and free. The forum ended with a Russian standard of "the party"! Formal dress (black suit and red tie) and enough food for 3 times those present. 8 to a round table containing 10 plates of different appetizers, 2 bottles of wine, 2 bottles of good KY Bourbon, 2 bottles of Vodka, and 2 large pitchers of some kind of whiskey. I wisely stuck to a very nice Chardonnay. We watched a couple of Russian fellows consume one of the enormous pitchers of whiskey and just shook our heads. Our host was the single lady owner of Piroff. We all guessed in the mid 30s, dressed in a white outfit with Ermine fur collar, she exuded sex and knew it. But she was having a good time with all of us. I received an award for being the speaker. There were some Russian entertainers that were quite good at a good variety of entertainment. We all boarded the buses and went back to Moscow the next day. Jackie and I put some necessary items in a back pack we bought and rested till 11 PM when we took a taxi to the night train to St Petersburg. The 15 car trains leave Moscow every 20 minutes for St Petes most of the day and night. Finding the right train was a bit hit and miss but finally we got in our assigned sleeping compartment and found the car had no power. Yes Larry did have a very good flashlight. Two Russians, a young man and young lady joined us in the compartment. They were on the way to St Petes to teach classes on how to monitor elections. Turned out she was the Editor for the Russian National Graphic Magazine. They both had excellent English and both were quite intelligent. We had a couple of hours of great conversation and then made up the bunks and the three of them turned in to sleep. I read and watched the night landscape and the Northern Lights. I did cat nap a couple of times. We were going to St Petersburg to see the Hermitage and "Peterhof" (the Winter Palace). We had booked a relatively inexpensive hotel room that turned out to be a first class place, well located, with great vistas right on the "embankment" (waterfront). If any of you go to St Pete's don't be afraid to try the St Petersburg Hotel. The room was very large and had all the amenities, and excellent free WiFi. We used the subway. It was nice and very fast. And we did take a couple of taxis. The average taxi had no markings, and was an old mall "beater" car driven by a guy in grubby clothes but... that's Russia. We wisely asked how much before getting in the car. Doing that kept the fares reasonable. They all drove like they were in a getaway car. Wow, 85 Km PH on city streets! No English speakers, but we made do. Food was a bit pricey in restaurants but we found small out of the way places and ate well at lessor prices. The wide choices of beer were ice cold and not expensive. Our visits to the Hermitage and Peterhof were great. Absolutely no pictures allowed and guards/or attendants were in every room to monitor that. The Perterhof was about 30 miles out of the city via bus over bad roads. But Jackie and I took the hydrofoil boat both ways in a 20 minute ride. Gold gilt was beyond the absurd. I heard the figure 25 tons of gold was used on the statues and all the trim on the building inside and out. We had to wear paper booties over our shoes to protect the fabulous inlays in the parquet floors. We did take many pictures outside of the building and grounds. Even there the gold was plentiful. Stepping off the boat from St Petes we looked for a place to have a last meal before going to the station for the 8 hour train ride to Moscow, the first leg homeward. We did avoid McDonald's, Burger King and all the other American eateries while in Russia. But we ate well. The trip home was a non-stop struggle and I was totally beat getting home. Russia is full of rough walking surfaces and stairs of many steps. My arthritic legs, feet, and back ached for 2 days after we got home. The non-stop route home: 8 hour train from St Pete's to Moscow main train station. Find, and ride the right subway to another train station. Find our Russian friends with our luggage as we took only a back pack to St Petes. Collect our luggage and board another train to the airport. Find the right window to check in and check our bags through to SEA. Jackie was on a different flight as she bought her own tickets to Russia but they paid all of the rest of her expenses. So we had a quick meal and got her on her flight. Mine was 3 hours later. Fly for a bit over 10 hours to JFK on Aeroflot with terribly uncomfortable seating. Find Jackie and layover 2 hours... except my plane was over an hour late and the door was jammed and took another 15 minutes to open (Good ole Aeroflot lack of maintenance) and I had to RUN through Immigration, wait 20 minutes for my luggage, Customs, drop the luggage at the transfer desk, Security, and across to another terminal to find the flight and board the plane as they closed the door. Except... the security control person said too bad I was missing my plane but NO WAY was I going to get to the head of the 300 people ahead of me in line with a wry smile on her face. Fortunately a cop heard me bitching loudly and asked what was my problem. He then escorted me, nonstop, to the other side of security, initialed my boarding pass, led me out the door to the next terminal and pointed the way with a smile saying "don't worry about the bitch. I will handle her". At SEA we gathered our bags and caught the bus to WallyPark and then... no ticket could be found. But we showed our itinerary and they accepted it and handed me the bill for parking and... there was the ticket in my billfold where I put it for safe keeping. 30 minutes later I was in bed thinking as much as I love to travel, see the world, and meet people... there is no place like home. 6 hours later I was on my way to the office. I gained 1 pound while on that trip. I was pleased as I felt like I was always eating. We took tons of pictures and I am sure Jackie will put together a book on the trip. . -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home So of Tacoma **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank STRATTON ('64) Re: Laura Palumbo Stratton 1916-2012 On Thursday afternoon a Bomber Mom & coal miners daughter passed away in Richland. Laura Palumbo Stratton age 96 is probably making a very large pot of spaghetti in a better place. Coming to Richland to work at Hanford in the mid '40s,she was the leading proponent to establish Special Education in the Richland School District. She was most proud of earning her Life Master Bridge level. All funeral arrangements have yet to be made. You will be missed, Mom. -Frank STRATTON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr My goodness... we've been rained on for three days and it's a very cold rain... not sure I'm liking this stuff at all... I mean if I go to the upper part of my Home State I kina expect it but this stuff was awful... I know... gripe gripe gripe... I did warn George BARNETT ('63) that Jimbeaux ('63) may be banging on his door in the near future... he is installing a peep hole in the front door as I speak and has taken all of the food and valuables to a safe hiding place... gonna have one beer (something really awful... maybe that Korean beer we got in V-nam) in the fridge... don't spill the beans tho cuz we don't want Jimbeaux to know... tho he will have some very nice wine and/or derves for the ever lovely Miss Nancy ('65)... but today is Bomber-babe birthday time so lemme say a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Julie ALEXANDER ('65) on her special day, October 13, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Steve CARSON ('58) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I know the ol' propeller beanie has been quiet for a while, but in looking at the Bomber Calendar for today you can see why. This is the second time there are no recorded Bomber Birthdays. Can this really be true? On another note, Friday, October 12th, was the 50th anniversary of the "Columbus Day Storm." This was a hurricane like weather event (in current weather guesser lingo) that hit the Oregon and Washington coast with a lot of high winds, some rain, and a whole heap of blown down trees and power lines. In commemoration, Mother Nature stagged another weather event on Friday: rain (in amounts exceeding those from 50 years ago) ending an 80 some odd day without measurable precipitation in this part of Oregon. And, if the weather radars are close to accurate, rain also fell in the Tri-Cities. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where rain and showers are to continue off and on for the next few days. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/12 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Eileen HASKINS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGRATH ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl EVANS ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla BIERLEIN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith PORTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila ZANGAR ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire REDISKE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck FELDER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BELLISTON ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) The stories of your travels are wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us. We'll look forward to the next adventure. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Moscow Festival of Lights For those Alums who might like to see what I wrote about recently. I found this URL for the Moscow Festival of Lights that Jackie and I walked into in Red Square. [6:57] Turn your sound up for the music. It is worth watching. There are several other views of the festival listed there also. I have seen several light festivals in my travels in Europe over the years but nothing like this one. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from home near wet Tacoma **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: You may not always agree But today's Bomber-b-day dude is NEVER afraid to speak out and call it like He sees it... He's one of my adopted classmates and I am always interested in his point of view (maybe because we tend to think much alike?)... I look forward to seeing him a couple of times a year and we always have a great chat... in between times we have the good ol' internet (thank you Al)... Can't wait to see him in December at the '63 Whatever Jimbeaux ('63) calls it... chowder and marching but most of all great food and great companionship... even if a group of girls think that 1am is the time to start dancing on the wood floor above my head... (trust me... it has no resemblance to "lap" dancing OR tap dancing)... tho I think I may not be relegated to the basement this year... geez... does that mean I gotta sleep on the deck with Casey? Maybe Kippy ('62) will find him enough chew toys to keep him busy... Oh, by the way... Caroline MOORE ('65) asked me to say "Hi" to Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62)... CMoore, says Kippy taught her to tap dance... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dave HANTHORN ('63) on his special day, October 16, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Randy BURNS - Class of 1967 ~ 1949 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Steve CARSON ('58) Rosalie LANSING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CRAWFORD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Moscow Festival of Lights Larry, great video. Is this kind of show a European thing. I don't recall anything like it here. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Finding Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) I need Donni's current email address. At least that's what my server says. We bought our "B" house. It's down in our same neighborhood. It brings back way so many memories. Will fly home on November 15th and stay until December 27th. Will visit... visit.. visit. Must watch all the eating. So. Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63), my old friend, please get to me. I seem to be lost. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Kelly WEIL Austin - Class of 1981 ~ 1963 - 2012 >>Ranee BURCH Harmala - Class of 1971 ~ 1953 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers & Theresa Hammer sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert HINKLE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly GAINES-FRANKLIN ('84) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ah the joys of Richland I knew Rosalie LANSING ('63) was looking to buy in Richland... some little birds told me they had run into her a few weeks ago... Isn't it funny how so many of us seek to return to our little home town... and I find it really cool that so many of us would be looking for Gubmint houses such as those in which we "grew-up". I would like to get either the house on Haines (1309) (next to Kenny PETERSON's ('64) current digs, just off the dike or my old digs across from the park at Stevens and VanGeisen (1002 VanGeisen)... I have NO idea what I would do if I moved back as I am not in the mood to take a bar exam... but I sure do enjoy the thought... similar to lying on my bed in 1960 dreaming of the "image of a Girl" I can day dream about moving back home and enjoy so many memories... as I glance around my office so many little pieces of memorabilia catch my eye... my beaver... my bomb (don't sweat it, ML ('63) yours are safe and sound at Ellen's ('63)... a "big moose" Patti JONES ('60-RIP) sent me (long story I've repeated too many times already)... I am sure she sent me two but I can only see one right now... A DI cabana key, Lyman POWELL brought me for safe keeping... Dr. Corrado's scale we were all weighed on at some time in our lives (as were our parents out at the Plant) (Thanks John ('64) and Janine ('65))... pennants and a ball cap from Peter Joe CARROLL ('65)... paintings from the School office that SIMPSON ('65-RIP) and Brian JOHNSON ('65) gave me... the pieces of the gym floor... it just goes on and on... One of my partners thinks they should declare my office an historical site and the Chairman of the Gaming Commission used to take dignitaries from foreign countries through it as a special attraction... Pictures of Gene CONLEY ('48) on the walls and the ball he signed for me in around '55 or '56 sits among all the stuff Bo Belinsky used to bring me... I do recognize Mickey Mantel's name on one ball (Dean HOFF's ('62) main man)... but I'm pretty much clueless as to the other players (I'm such a huge sports fan)... then there's all my rock n roll stuff... I should prolly redo my will and leave that stuff to Pitts ('63)... ya see, even stuff that has little to do with Richland always reminds me of our little town and the friends I have from there... not sure I've ever said this but I love being a Bomber! Well, I'm headed for the California Hot Rod Reunion in Linda REINING's ('64), current digs, Bakersfield early inna morning so I needa do another group hug... so I'm sending a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) on the 18th of October and to those cute twins, Lucy FOSTER ('65) and Connie FOSTER ('63) on the 21st... and don't you be ashamed, Lucy... if I coulda stayed in Col-Hi for three more years I woulda... hey look at Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and he turned out all right (I think)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Re: '65 Ladies Lunch Reminder Bring a friend, a daughter, a granddaughter! This is an opportunity to see old friends, make new ones, or just get reacquainted! WHEN: Friday, October 19th TIME: 1pm WHERE: Applebee's WINCO Shopping Center in Richland off GWWay. You can email me if you need additional information. Hope to see you there! -Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) Re: EEOICPA Update - Hanford's Special Exposure Cohort Dates EXPANDED - now covers 40 years of employment! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? Hanford's Expanded SEC - October 1, 1943 - December 31, 1983 Effective September 22, 2012 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have their Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) dates expanded through December 31, 1983 under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (having one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. Claims previously denied through the Dose Reconstruction process may be affected by this change. The change to the EEOICPA regarding Hanford's SEC dates will be discussed at Town Hall Meetings on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Two (2) meetings will be held to accommodate current and former workers and their survivors: 10:00 a.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford, PNNL or any other DOE facility in the United States, please contact the Hanford Resource Center (1-888-654-0014) for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 or email: -Theresa Hammer (NAB)Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers & Theresa Hammer sent stuff & 2 Bomber Memorials Today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Gus KEENEY ('57) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Annette HALL ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ladies lunch - class of 1954 A reminder that we will be getting together again today (Friday) at Rosey's Ice Cream in Richland for our monthly lunch. Meet us there between 11:30 am and noon!! Bring your smiles and anything else to share. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is really cooling down!! Forecast for rain today and possibly tomorrow. Hope it waits until our football game is over for great grandson!!! P.S. Club 40 class representatives will be meeting for annual board meeting at 1 PM Saturday, October 20th at Red Lion in Richland!!! See you there!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Gus Did It Big Time Only thing hurt was my pride!!!! Lil (NAB) and I got some bruises but nothing major... Jeep has a few problems now... Have to get a new hard top!!!!... We had to change to my spare tire when we got it backed out of the hole in the dark. My friend, Wayne Wood (NAB) got me in a position to help me climb out and then we got Lillian loose and had her drop out the passenger door and scramble out from under the jeep... We couldn't get it righted with one Jeep so we had to let it down and go to where we could finally contact some another friends, Wayne Collier (NAB) and Becky to come help with our rescue with his Toyota FJ... After consuming about 3 large quarts of Gatorade!!!!! Then Murphy went to work... Collier shut his engine off and it wouldn't re-start!!!!! No one had any jumper cables... mine were in my Jeep in the hole... Wood's were in the pile of stuff he took out of his Jeep so Lil and I could ride out with him when we went to call Collier!!!!!... I gave Wood some money to run into town to find some jumper cables... We finally got back to the Jeep at almost dark and the two of them got me up righted and backed out to where we could put the spare tire on... Then I had to be towed out to Sidewinder Road and to the Shell station at the Pilot Knob exit on I-8... I didn't bring enough transmission fluid back to the Jeep when we went there to wait for the Colliers to get there. After adding 3 more quarts of transmission fluid I drove it home with no more problems!!!!!! AAAMEN!!!!! WHEW!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Picture of GE Grand Coulee Fireworks To: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58), While I have now been in, I think, 45 countries, I have great appreciation and a deep love for America. But she misses the boat a bit in some things. Something about 20 years ago in Barcelona I watched them put up a water screen. That is a thin film of water caused by squirting a stream of water against a surface and causing it to flow out into a thin flat clear "screen" the size of theater projection screen. They then projected a movie on it visible from both sides. They also played music matching the scenes on the screen and fired perfectly timed fireworks over the top, that matched both screen and music. I changed my air ticket and studied this nightly show for three days and had great discussions with the producers. It is not terribly technically difficult but the cost was substantial. You have to understand about "laminer flow" of water and the rest is how much water to produce how large a screen. I have never heard one word about this effect in America or any place else. Nor does anyone seem interested in it. The folks in Spain did this effct in an exising large fountain with lots of clean water. As to "light shows", over the last 25 years, simple light shows in Europe have grown exponentially. Improved digital control systems, vastly improved lighting apperatus, more and better hi-intensity projection units and lenses, and in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East sponsors willing to put up the funds, wild imagination has run well out in the front of the entertainment industry. Twenty years ago I was on several different pyro crews that did product introductions for Nike to groups of distributors in about 15 countries over several years. So I have watched the light show capability take quantum leaps. At the recent 75th birthday party for the Golden Gate Bridge we expected to see a light show of some kind as they had lasers set up a several points around the bay. They shined them in the air and flopped them a bit and left them pointing up for about 15 minutes after the fireworks. They had a big budget and I personally felt they blew a great opportunity. But of course it was not my gig. Through a couple of internet nets I am somewhat in touch with events in the US and to a lessor extent the rest of the world, and I am not aware of any light shows of large size or technically advanced, in the US. I am working on a future event that I have proposed a budget of $100 K for fireworks. And suggested $50K for a light (NOT lasers) show. No interest in lights... Sadly my feelings were that several potential sponsors might be open to suggestions. But no interest from principles. Additionally I would have have to find the right light person with the right equipment. But unless there is an interest in it I have enough to occupy my time. I average about 50-60 hours a week sometimes more. So I watch what I put my energy into. Entertainment Fireworks fires about 250 small to medium events in 5 states each year and that takes up much of my time. In several countries I have seen fireworks "Machines" as they call them. These are whole walls of effects and pictures in fire set up on scaffolding. They usually have a theme and story in them. These are labor intensive and thus can get expensive. This kind of display does occasionally appear in the US but mostly they are rare. I have participated in several over the years. Many years ago we created the Spokane fire along the whole back fence at what was Natatorium Park 5 nights in a row. (Now the site of Shadel Center Mall). Some of you alums may remember my early years at Bomber Bowl and later down at Riverside park when I set up both vertical and horizontal wheels, and batteries of roman candles and fountains and some pictures in fire. These are labor intensive and have given way to a bunch of shells fired too often seemingly at random and not all that entertaining in some displays. Fortunately my partner agrees with me about creating excitement in fireworks, and so even without "machines" we are able to use techniques I developed over the years and we do a pertty good job of producing displays of solid "Entertainment Value". I had a several years run of theme shows at the Pasco HS Stadium in the '60s. One of the several reasons that died was that the crowds were overwhelming the area. I had huge set pices such as a Saturn 5 rocket with 1 million fircrackers to simulate the noise, and a 25 ft yellow "DC 9" that traveled on a wire and took off and disappeared. (correctly timed...the fire went out). One year in Everett, home of the Boeing 747 I made a 10 ft high, 35 foot long 747. We fired it behind a big canvas structure and I had a pyro in white coveralls and two orange aircraft director wands walk backwards and do a "rollout". The crowd went so wild they had to turn the lights on and get folks settled down to see the rest of the fireworks. Occasionally I can convince a sponsor to have some of the above in their display but alas... rarely. The last two large ones were a 20 ft tall by 30 ft wide "Thunder Bird" for a group of Native Americans. And a 40 ft diameter GE bug. Remember the scroll GE in a circle symbol of General Electric? Three of us spent a whole week making that bird. He was perfect in every detail, even his toenails. When they are that big you can show a lot of detail. We covered it with thin plastic sheeting and painted lines all over it making it impossible to see what it was. The tribal executive was in shock over the price, but when we fired it there was not a dry eye in the crowd. It was an exact match to the picture he gave us. I felt good about that one for a long time. The GE "bug" was a creation by Jackie and I. Long story here... but short version is that I noted GE completed a $600 million contract on the generators in the 3rd power house. I drafted a letter from the Chamber of Commerce to the GE Power Generation VP and asked him to share a bit with the people of Coulee Dam. Incredibly, they sent us a check for $10,000. So we did a fireworks display featuring the GE bug. So Jackie scale designed, and I built a 40 foot diameter "Bug". On the appointed day I drove the truck over to the dam and our Spokane manager had contracted to have a 50 ft wall of scaffolding set up to support the picture on top of the dam in the middle. It was on 40 each 5 x 8 panels. We linked them together and hoisted them up on the scaffolding. Then... who should show up, but the Public Relations Manager of the GE Power Generation Dept., with the company photographer no less. Nice folks, but they had zero faith in it's success. They had seen it tried several times and nada. On some of them half of the points did not light. I asked "so how big were they?" Answer was "12 feet, and 20 feet and several other sizes in between." So I shot my mouth off over dinner and said this one will snap on like a GE light bulb (with a grin). See the picture attached. Much humble pie in parting as they had a night flight home. But the picture made the GE Power Generation Div. calendar that year. Over 1500 individual points of fire, and YES! Like a light bulb! And only 2 did not light. So the net result of all this rambling in small parts of my history is that we have the knowledge and can make the contacts as needed to do these things. But, a sponsor with the financial resources needs to step up and say let's do it. Now, it is not as if I am not looking. I have several feelers out on several potential large format events. So maybe, just maybe someday before I run out of life energy... "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from home near wet Tacoma **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) If you haven't already heard, Rod OSTBOE )'60) died this week. Full obit is on the Einan's Funeral Home web page. Bomber Tears, -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See the end of today's Sandstorm for a link to Rod's Bomber Memorial. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) Learned yesterday (10/17) that Rod OSTBOE ('60), teacher and gymnastics coach died from a heart attack. To all his family and the kids who he taught, prayers. -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See the end of today's Sandstorm for a link to Rod's Bomber Memorial. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Need Richland Babysitter This from friends in Richland... "Can anyone in the Tri-Cities recommend a babysitter who would be available on Mondays between 7:30 am and 5:30 pm? Our little boy is 8 months old now and is generally pretty happy and easy to take care of, and we pay well! Daycare recommendations would be welcome, too! The closer to Hwy240/George Washington Way, the better." -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Chelsea McCLAMMER ('12) 10/18/12 TC Herald Congratulations to Chelsea McCLAMMER (12) who was named one of 53 people as a Paralympic Prep All-American!! Re: Rod OSTBOE ('60-RIP), former Carmichael teacher From 10/18/12 TC Herald Mr. Ostboe passed away October 15th at the age of 70 at his home in Pasco. Im sure a lot of you remember him as a gymnastics coach at Carmichael. Einans is in charge of the services, but it is not posted yet on their link. The following link is to his death notice from the Tri-City Herald: Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See the end of today's Sandstorm for a link to Rod's Bomber Memorial. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) Re: EEOICPA Update - Hanford's Special Exposure Cohort Dates EXPANDED - now covers 40 years of employment! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? Hanford's Expanded SEC - October 1, 1943 - December 31, 1983 Effective September 22, 2012 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have their Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) dates expanded through December 31, 1983 under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (having one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. Claims previously denied through the Dose Reconstruction process may be affected by this change. The change to the EEOICPA regarding Hanford's SEC dates will be discussed at Town Hall Meetings on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Two (2) meetings will be held to accommodate current and former workers and their survivors: 10:00 a.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford, PNNL or any other DOE facility in the United States, please contact the Hanford Resource Center (1-888-654-0014) for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 or email -Theresa Hammer (NAB)Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Joan Fae GREITER Canfield - Class of 1953 ~ 1934 - 2012 >>Rod OSTBOE - Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers & Theresa Hammer sent stuff: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KNUTSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BAIRD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo WEBB ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred BREEDLOVE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg LAWSON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue OBERG ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Re: David RIVERS ('65) Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/12 Shucks, I should just move to David RIVERS' office. There's a lot more of the Richland I remember there than can be found in Richland itself. (The very last thing, especially since the "new" swimming pool turned into the "old" swimming pool, was just a few years ago when the Miles family homestead on Howell Ave. left the hands of the folks our parents sold it to. The new people have made it nearly unrecognizable.) With Bomber nostalgia, -Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) ~ in Goldendale, WA which is still a small, pretty isolated, town in eastern Washington that still believes in village life. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to my much older sister Carolynn (Auntie Mame to her nieces). We're not sure what wine pairs with birthday cake, but we're certain you do. You're finally made the speed limit in most states, but you've got a few more years in Texas. Nancy & jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) Re: EEOICPA Update - Hanford's Special Exposure Cohort Dates EXPANDED - now covers 40 years of employment! Did YOU work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR PARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Did YOUR GRANDPARENTS work at Hanford/PNNL? Do you KNOW SOMEONE who worked at Hanford/PNNL? Hanford's Expanded SEC - October 1, 1943 - December 31, 1983 Effective September 22, 2012 Congress allowed for the Hanford Site to have their Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) dates expanded through December 31, 1983 under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Claimant's meeting SEC requirements (having one of 22 specific cancers and employment during certain timeframes at Hanford) are awarded Part B compensation without the further analysis of a dose reconstruction. Claims previously denied through the Dose Reconstruction process may be affected by this change. The change to the EEOICPA regarding Hanford's SEC dates will be discussed at Town Hall Meetings on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Two (2) meetings will be held to accommodate current and former workers and their survivors: 10:00 a.m. and again at 5:00 p.m. The law covers other illnesses as well as cancers. If you or one of your family members worked at Hanford, PNNL or any other DOE facility in the United States, please contact the Hanford Resource Center (1-888-654-0014) for more information. EEOICPA is a federal law passed by Congress in July 2001. The intent of the law is to award medical and/or monetary compensation to workers in the Atomic Weapons Industry in the event the worker developed an occupational illness caused by exposure to a toxic substance at a Department of Energy (DOE) facility. If the worker is deceased, survivors can be awarded the compensation. Survivors include (in order of eligibility): o Surviving spouse o Children of the worker o Parents of the worker o Grandchildren of the worker o Grandparents of the worker CONTACT: The Hanford Resource Center toll-free at 888-654-0014 or email -Theresa Hammer (NAB)Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra WITHERUP ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie FOSTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy FOSTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny ANGUIANO ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Art "Tom" HUGHES ('56) I was sorry to hear about Rod OSTBOE ('60-RIP). I remember when I was helping Rex DAVIS ('49) set up the first Col-Hi gymnastics setup in the Lewis and Clark Gym. We got quite a few kids to show up for try outs, Rod among them. He was a chubby kid that looked too weak to do anything. Rex told him if he could climb the rope hand over hand he could be on the team. Of course he failed. He said he would be able to climb it before the first meet. I never saw a kid work so hard in my life. Within a few weeks he was climbing the rope and working on the parallel bars. I did not know what happened to him after I moved on but, it doesn't surprise me he made a career in coaching gymnastics. -Art "Tom" HUGHES ('56) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora HUGHES ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha SAUCIER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) I am sad to report that Leona BRILEY Folta ('62) passed away on the 14th of October. Another beautiful Bomber has left us. -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: The rest of the story: The history of light shows When you think about it and study it a bit, the history of light shows goes back to ancient times. With no electricity they used torches, candles, and oil lamps. At first were the waving of torches similar to modern fire dancers. Then came candles in windows even before glass was available. After glass windows, lights rapidly increased in popularity. One early form of light shows were the stained glass windows in churches and other places of worship, particularly after the beginning of the Christian era. Traditions of candles in windows for various reasons and occasions, and the use of the Menorah, the candelabra, the Advent Candle stand... and of course the use of candles at early celebrations of the Christmas and Easter seasons. Lighting for decoration as well as utility has always brightened human spirits. Then came electric lights! While candles were still used in large numbers in churches especially at Christmas and Easter, the use of electric lighting grew rapidly. History is fraught with tragic stories of people, especially children, perishing in fires caused by candles on the yule tree. Early Christmas lights powered by electricity were crude compared the modern lighting now available. Many alums can remember Christmas lights before and during WW2, and after. If one bulb went out, they all did and the search for the "bad bulb" was on, amongst the real foil tinsel and delicate glass bulbs. I think we all are familiar with the progress of Christmas lighting. Remember how expensive the original "bubble lights" were? Then came "outdoor" lighting! And the annual Christmas "light show" and yard challenge was on, big time! And it continues, even now stores are putting out new Christmas decorations. But the light shows on the trees of our youth still linger pleasantly in our childhood memories... Moving to the outdoors, many alums can remember the spot lights waving in the sky pointing the way and attracting folks to happenings of a wide variety. These huge lights were originally invented and assembled for military use. To spot and light up aircraft for the anti-aircraft guns. They soon gave way to a new invention, RADAR. So enterprising business people bought them from surplus and used them as above. These Carbon Arc units needed a special DC (direct current) generator run by a gasoline engine and so were trailer mounted and quite portable. Park it, fire up the engine, strike the arc, and put the rotator in gear, and watch the crowds form. I ran some of them but I don't remember the man's name from Walla Walla. This same kind of light was used in theater projectors but they used an electric motor to drive the DC generator. They were actually smaller carbons then the big mobile lights as the amount of light needed was much less. One exception: Remember the Sky----? drive-in theater out the north end of GWWay? A bit of trivia here... The "projection throw" (distance from the aperture (film gate) to screen) was the longest in the US at the time, and required an unusually large Carbon Arc to get enough light on the screen. Another theater use was the big Carbon Arc Super Trooper Spotlights used for stage and arena shows and the like. At one time a partner and I owned 18 of these big lights we had them leased out to various entities in Seattle, Portland, and SFO. after the leases paid for them, we sold them for way more then we paid. I used my share to go to Italy and study fireworks display technique. As an aside... the Carbon Arc lights of yesteryear are giving way to the "enon lamp". I don't know much about them except that they are very bright and a lot less expense and trouble compared to the Carbon Arc lights. During the Korean War the big lights came back in a big way. The military used large numbers of them to illuminate and blind the enemy in night battles. I have heard older veterans say it was a moderately successful tactic. But after that war was over there were hundreds of those lights available and if you remember they were everywhere. A friend of mine in Alaska has a dozen of them and still occasionally rents a few of them out. But parts are not available so they have dismantled some to keep the rest running. They are parked in one of his employee's back lot. The employee is one of those people who never got a full education. But he is a man who can "fix anything" and thus is a valuable employee. But I digress... While we still see one of the big lights here and there, they have faded out in the face of other advertising methods. Shortly after that (about 28-30 years ago) came Diamond Vision, and large full motion digital controlled fully programmable stage lighting. I believe Diamond Vision's first appearance was on the Ginza in Tokyo. It was a huge board filled with rows of color- changing lights. With proper programming the resulting pictures were amazing and very life-like. Times Square immediately installed one. Now they can be seen in most sports stadiums and entertainment centers. Now the "light show" came to life big time. Constantly changing in pictures and patterns they are big attention getters, as the possibilities are endless. Anyone who has been to a concert indoors, or out (The Gorge) has seen the rotating lights creating colors and patterns in time to the music. Small aside here... my fireworks company now has digital controlled Flame Projectors that hook right into the digital lighting controllers and will fire as programmed. Fireworks are more popular in Europe than the US. Some of the regulations are a bit stiff, as they are in the US, but many are loose enough to allow a good variety of unusual uses. I have seen them in the middle of the block of a city. Block traffic and pedestrians fire a quick display from trailer mounted guns and follow with a street sweeper all done in less then 1/2 hour. But much of that has given way to the modern version of the LIGHT SHOW!... All... fully programmed and computer controlled... they do amazing patterns in the sky, on buildings and from portable towers. Many of them are huge productions sponsored by corporations wanting to get a message across. Some move city to city running for 2-4 nights and moving. Some have pyrotechnics from the towers or surrounding buildings. And some have hi- Intensity projection of pictures and patterns lighting up one building or the whole surrounding neighborhood. They can be huge productions like the one I wrote about in Moscow but most are smaller but just as effective in their own way. The Hi-intensity projection (HIP) come on strong in the last few years. By itself HIP is not a true "light show" but can still be very entertaining. Some of it is random and some is carefully programmed for a given building. They can turn the building into anything they choose by projecting an image onto it. They can do things like make it visually crumble and fall into the street, sink into oceans, turn into a snow covered mountain with skiers coming right into your face. Simply put... it is wonderful entertainment at it's best. Out of the crowd of watchers you hear "how do they do that"? I know a couple of the programmers who do that kind of work. I have done effects for them to video record for their reference library. These guys - and I hear there are women in it, too - are mostly self taught or in tight groups in the VERY complex technique. The one I know here in the NW has several very large capacity and very fast computers linked together with special software costing over $50,000 for the basic version. Add-ons can double the cost. I think his total installation is presently worth a bit over $200K. They do all kinds of animation for Hollywood, for industrial clients, for Government agencies and for entertainment clients. 10 seconds of animation can take them several hours to complete. They charge by the seconds of real time of finished product. Many of these techs are making well over $500K a year. If they are any good at all they have a waiting list of clientele. Interestingly enough the 2 that I know insist on absolute anonymity. I have said it before, but I feel very fortunate to have lived in this segment of history. While I worry a bit about the future for my 9 great grand children, (and another on the way I am told) I cannot help but marvel at the progress of mankind in so many facets of life. I rambled a bit, but hope this was not too long or boring. From home on a day of rest. 60 hour weeks get to me after a couple of them. I did a fireworks display Friday night and Saturday we drove to Vancouver for the Bomber lunch and then on to Portland where I had a 4 hour meeting with some of our pyro operators. And then 145 mile the drive home. But as we passed Olympia, hunger struck and we ended up at the "Main Chinese Buffet" just off of Martin Way in Lacy. WOW, the best Chinese Buffet we have ever been to EVER. The biggest choice of absolutely perfect Chinese food we have ever found outside of China. And only $16 each. (burp) But we have an evening of pinochle with long time friends this evening. We are taking the tater salad and a fresh apple pie with apples from my quick trip to the Wenatchee area for a site review for a display last Thursday. They will supply main course and salad. Jackie flies back to Alaska this next week. Stay well and prosper "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: "Em" DeVINE ('52), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Jeff DeMEYER ('62), Linda REINING ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie RICHMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ECKERT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark O'TOOLE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'NEIL ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Seems like it has been way too long since I updated what's going on in my life. I have really enjoyed the posts by fellow Bombers and I know those will continue. I presume I submitted my return from 3 months in Alaska on Sept 2nd, in time for Club 40 and the Class of '52's SIXTIETH! I CAN believe it has been that long because of the many, many events in my life over those many years. I don't FEEL that old, but the numbers don't lie. At present, I'm attempting to sell my house here in Clipper Ridge HOA so I can buy a small acreage and have a horse before it's too late. (I mean waaayy too late!) Hard to realize I'll be 78 next month. But like I said: the numbers don't lie. I want to relocate to west Pasco but have found only 1 place that even comes close to fitting my criteria. Youngest daughter, Janet, has a horse she will give me, which helps her out. too. because she won't have to pay board for "Baby". I also have "dibs" on a nice stray gold and white, neutered cat that has taken up residence at the home of one of my Friday night Pinochle pals. Last month I went with Rambling Rovers (Diamond Tours) to Colorado Springs! BEAUTIFUL trip with lots of scenic and Museum stops. Nice to let someone else do the driving and make arrangements!! Last weekend, I got to go with family to a local mammoth dig. "She" is a Columbia (not named for the River) not a Hairy. The "Cols" came over the Asian Bridge a few thousand years after the Hairys and came farther south. There are many local sites but this is the only one that is being done very scientifically. I'm happy to get to volunteer this winter (for inside work) and maybe again in the summer at the actual dig. Exciting! I'm glad I got to volunteer for Earthwatch on a scientific project in Baja California many years ago. (That time we were collecting bugs for study--from insects to mammaths-- seems like quite a stretch, but I'm up for it!!) One of my greatest pleasures continues to be family: 13 grandkids and 8 great-grands. I am truly blessed. Loving Bomber regards to each and all of you, and wishes for health and joy, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ from here in north Richland where a light rain is falling. (Just enough to get out of raking leaves off the front yard... grin!) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Tumbleweeds Looking on the "Lenscratch" web site and ran across photos of home towns, this entry from one Betsy Holler from Richland WA says it all. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ in wet near Lacey, WA making up for all of those summer days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: Light Shows To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Whoa, Larry! You left out one VERY important part of "light show" history, at least for us who are into music, and that was the "psychedelic" light shows that accompanied a lot of the live music of the middle to late '60s, and maybe into the mid-'70s! I mean, c'mon, if you're going to mention "torches, candles and oil lamps"... :) Just wait until John BROWNE ('61) sees that you left out mention of that; I can't imagine a PHFactor show without it! They certainly were crude compared to some of the shows that I've seen on youtube, but just as "magical". I'm pretty sure that it was the "Skyline Drive-In" you were referring to, and I can only IMAGINE all the fond memories that brought to mind when you brought that up, but I had no idea that it was a record holder. I'm sorry that, for the most part, drive-in theaters have disappeared, because, for our parents, that must have been a very economical and enjoyable way to keep the whole family entertained on a Friday or Saturday night. I don't remember what the price of admission was, but I KNOW that such is no longer the case, ESPECIALLY if you stop by the concession stand. -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I've been happy to read messages from my former neighbors, Tom ('56) and Lenora ('55) HUGHES just recently. I am sorry to learn that Leona BRILEY ('62-RIP) has passed. I remember looking at her house when I was in Richland for my 50 year reunion in August and wondering where she was. (she was a "far" neighbor living a whole block from where I did). I am starting another travel adventure today. Tonight we leave for Chicago where tomorrow we will pick up our friend, Kazuko from Japan, (we met when our children attended the same American High School in London in the late '90s) and this is our 3rd trip together. This time we will be in Chicago, then go on Amtrak down to Santa Fe and Taos, then to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, then to Sacramento and end up in San Francisco... Looking forward to it. I have my suitcase packed. But as usual I feel rushed, as we just learned this week that we will be moving to Hope, IN United Methodist Church on December 1st so it will be a busy month, after the fun vacation. (which couldn't be postponed as she had already booked from Tokyo.) The sun is shining here and it's suppose to get up to 82 here today. More later from the trip. I'm so happy to get to go back to the Grand Canyon. Greetings from Grandview by the Ohio River. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff DeMEYER ('62) I regret to inform you of the death of Leona BRILEY Folta,('62) on 10/14/12. -Jeff DeMEYER ('62) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Made a quick trip "home" to see my brother, Tim REINING ('71wb), this past week... got there Thursday, left Saturday. My oldest daughter did all the driving... after visiting with Tim, she and I drove around Richland and I showed her the homes I used to live in (prefab on Rossell; Ranch on Elm; prefab on Perkins; "B" house on Mahan), schools I attended (Marcus Whitman Elementary... forgot to drive by Spalding... Carmichael Junior High, Col-Hi))... then on to other "major" sites in Richland... Bomber Bowl, Howard Amon Park, Spudnut Shop (which she has been to many times before *grin*) and, eventually ending up at Zip's for lunch... fries, "special sauce", burgers, and tater tots. To me, Richland has changed A LOT... it is nowhere near the small town that I grew up in, and not at all sure I like all the changes, houses all over places that used to have nothing but sagebrush... and LOTS of traffic. Why is it that everything looked so much bigger when I was a kid????? Even the high school looked larger than it is, now. *grin* I miss Richland, but was good to be back home, in Bakersfield, CA and sleeping in my own bed. Whoever decided that hotel beds were/are comfortable, needs their head examined!!!!!! *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for the Girls of 66 Our lunch for the girls of 66 for October will be at 12:30 this Thursday, October 25th, at Rancho Bonito Mexican Restaurant at 1301 Aaron Drive in Richland. Their phone number is 946-0768. Please let me know if you will be able to join us. See everyone there!!! Thanks, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Curt LUDWIG - Class of 1947 ~ 1929 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David DOUGLAS ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Yesterday: Judy CORDER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve RECTOR ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy NACKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul CHARETTE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) We are still trying to get settled in our new home in Mesa, AZ. We love the house, but it has absolutely no storage space (even though it's 1000 sq. ft. larger than the house we sold in Hawaii), other than a small attic above the garage. I've been putting flooring in the attic so we can have some place to put things that won't be too affected by the heat or cold. I may have to buy a storage shed for the back yard, too. Until then we're still surrounded by boxes, and we still have things in a storage shed at my daughter's home in Gilbert, AZ. We're getting a photovoltaic solar system. We're just going to lease it my neighbor in Hawaii had one and was always having problems with it. He used to make it a point to let me know he still had electricity when Hawaiian Electric power went out until the weekend that his system went out and everyone around him had power. But I was forgiving I let him use my wireless Internet connection. He had the entire system, including storage batteries. The system we're having installed is designed to generate enough electricity to power the house during the day and feed some power back into the electrical grid, which we'll draw back out during darkness. With the lease, if anything goes wrong with the system it's the company's responsibility to fix it, not ours. We're also getting a pool solar water heating system, which is supposed to extend the use of the pool 3-4 months. My wife and son and I all enjoy the pool, as well as our grandchildren when they come to visit. Re: Balloons We took our daughter and two grandchildren with us to Albuquerque, NM for the annual International Balloon Fiesta. We drove there on Wednesday and planned to leave on Saturday to see the Thursday and Friday morning special shapes balloon ascensions and the Saturday morning mass ascension. However, Thursday morning only my son and I got up early enough to see the ascension and some of the balloon competitions (like trying to drop two weights in adjacent triangles, or dropping a ring over a vertical pole). Everybody went that afternoon to watch the "glow-time" they inflate the balloons right at dusk and then when it's dark they all turn on their burners at the same time, causing the balloons to glow. Unfortunately it was too windy and the glow-time was cancelled, but we did get to see the fireworks display. All of Friday's events were cancelled due to wind and rain. Saturday the weather was great, but we got up too late to get parking, so we could only watch the balloons from a frontage road once they were launched the kids didn't get to see the balloons inflated. We did get to see the "glow-time" that evening. We decided to stay over for the Sunday morning final mass ascension and got up at 4:00am. We were there in time to get an excellent seat right next to the field, at the end of the row of "Dawn Patrol" balloons. The nearest balloon was only 20 feet from us, so we got to watch the inflation procedure. The Dawn Patrol are special balloons fitted with lights which allow them to launch just before dawn. The glowing balloons when the burners are turned on are a special sight to see. The Dawn Patrol also helps the other balloons see what the wind patterns above the field are like. Weather was beautiful that day and everyone enjoyed it. Re: '62 in '12 - 50 Year Reunion It was so great to see so many classmates at the '62 class reunion the first one I've attended. The planning was superb, and I enjoyed every moment. Re: Bogus Emails I got a strange e-mail supposedly from one of my former classmates (we were friends from kindergarten though high school) saying she was in Spain trying to take care of a cousin who needed surgery, and asking if we could help with the expense, with a Western Union address in Spain. It didn't sound like something she would write, and I'm suspicious of anyone asking for money by Western Union. Sure enough, it was bogus. A couple months ago I got a phone call from my supposed "oldest grandson, Greg" who was arrested while vacationing in Mexico and needed $1500 wired to him via Western Union. I knew that was bogus he's my nephew, not my grandson, and he's been out of work long enough that I knew he couldn't afford a vacation in Mexico. Beware what you put on social media these days you never know how it can be misused. We're on our fourth Discover card this year because someone has managed to duplicate our card (I suspect "card readers" that are hidden in gasoline pumps and record credit and debit card information). Fortunately, Discover has a "no loss" policy and removed the charges immediately. In fact, the third time it happened they notified me of the suspected fraud before I discovered it. Now I call and let them know when we're going out of town. Life was so much simpler when we were kids! All we had to worry about was the Bomb. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the weather is really comfortable now during the day, and downright chilly at night **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) When the Birthday Boy and I were rooming together in Cheney, he pretty much did my bidding when I threatened to tell people that when they weren't around he listened to Henry Mancini, Andre Kostelanetz, Mantovani and Rod McKuen. He kept his reputation, but I still had to do the vacuuming. He's the friend everyone always wanted and everyone wants to be. Happy Birthday to Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), we love you brother. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Here's to da big kids Well, I can only report that I came down with a horrible cold over the weekend so the Hot Rod Reunion was dampened a little... we did have fun but I slept more than normal to the roar of the dragsters and the only time I had to resort to my ear muffs was to drown out the antics of the other delinquents... In fact, one of the guys got worried that if they didn't wake me I wouldn't sleep at night... no problem there... I realized upon my return (actually I was reminded by several of my buds) that I neglected to wish my dear friend, Leo WEBB ('63) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on his special day, October 20, 2012. Next time you lay a floor in the master bed room, Leo I promise to help... well if I'm in Olympia at the time, that is... deal?! Today is the day for another of those big kids who has so graciously taken me under their wings. This guy knows more about Rock 'n' Roll than I can ever hope to and I am considered a bit knowledgeable in some circles... He's got a smile, as I've commented before that really let's you know how he's feeling and he shares it freely. I look forward to seeing him in December along with the rest of the chowder bunch even if I do hafta sleep on the back porch with Casey the munching machine... maybe I'll just bring a whole pocket full of "church toys" to keep him busy... then again I don't think I have pockets big enough to carry enough... But now lemme wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on his special day, October 24, 2012!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Class of '65 Ladies Lunch On Friday, September 19th, several ladies from the RHS Class of 1965 got together for lunch at Applebee's Restaurant in Richland, WA. After we were seated, we noticed that JoAnn BUSHNELL Hoff and her friend, Cathy Young (Grandview High School Class of 1965) were seated directly across from us, so we asked them to join us. Everyone had a good time, and we look forward to getting together again. WHAT: The next Class of '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, November 16th TIME: 1pm to 3pm WHERE: Bob's Burgers & Brew, 2775 Queensgate Dr., Richland, If you have any questions, or if you graduated from Col-Hi in 1965, live in the Tri-City area, and would like to join us, please send an email. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: New baseball coach at RHS - 10/23/12 TC Herald "The Richland Bombers have found their new baseball coach. Grant Richardson [2001] will step into the cleats of his former coach, Ben Jacobs ('69), who retired last month after 24 seasons and four state titles. Richardson was on one of those championship teams, in 1999, when he drove in the winning run in the final against Hudson's Bay. After graduating from Richland in 2001, he went on to play first base at Washington State and was drafted by the Milwaukee Beavers in the 14th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball amateur draft. In other hiring news, the Bombers picked Jason Bare to coach their new girls bowling program." Congratulations, Grant, and good luck!!! Re: Passing of Mrs. Margaret Nickola (RIP) On a sad note, Mrs. Margaret Nickola, retired teacher from Christ the King School, passed away October 22nd at the age of 87. Margi was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. Her three children are Chris ('68), Beth ('70) and LeAnn ('72). Her services are pending with Einan's. Our prayers are with her family and friends. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Leona BRILEY Folta - Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara FRANCO ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: just stuff I gotta agree with Ruth MILES ('59)... there is a great deal. more of what I remember from Richland in my office than I have seen in Richland recently... but I shore do love comin' home! Terry DAVIS ('65 "Knox") keeps sending me pictures to post on the Sandstorm but I have just posted them on my face book... tried to explain that Sandstorm isn't a bulletin board... I can't wait till December when I see what "payback" Pitts ('63) has in store for Jimbeaux... it should be good given the way Jimbeaux soiled his rep in the Sandstorm on the 24th. I mean that was low down and dirty. I did want to let you all know that our boyz, Ray STEIN ('64) and Denny NALDER ('65) along with their team-mates that I'm sure many of you would know from you Washington college days walked away with the Over 65 Senior Gold Medal for the basketball tourney in Saint George, Utah this weekend. Way to go, guys. When ya got it ya got it and those two still got it! Now if I goofed some of this little report up it's a result of my well known adoration for sports... I just love to watch sports... why I remember back in... oh say '65 when I almost watched a whole game one time... OK... maybe I didn't watch the whole game... but I did watch some! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Funeral notice for Mrs. Margaret Nickola From 10/24/12 TC Herald Below is the link to the funeral notice for Mrs. Nickola who was a former teacher at Christ the King School: Her memorial service will be at 11 am on Friday, November 2nd at the Sunset Events Center. Picture of Mrs. Nickola Re: Grant Richardson (2001) I have to correct my entry from the 24th. It was the Brewers not the Beavers. I was asked if he is the son of Grant Richardson ('68), and I believe that he is his nephew. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Kipp QUINLAN Schmidt - Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally SHEERAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran BARKER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: your 10/19/12 entry Took me a while, and a lot of serious study, but I have finally concluded that this was not what they meant by "off-roading". -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is iffy and there is snow in the mountains and ski season on Mount Hood is not far off. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Birthday girl Just gotta nice note from Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) about this Bomber-babe, b-day girl's little bro, Mike ('66), letting me know that in spite of all his trials and tribulations he is actually playing golf... do you hear me? Golf! Now I mentioned my overwhelming love of sports yesterday and I must say that my golf experience came to an abrupt halt over 25 years ago when I left the mega-firm and the obligatory golf tournaments of client relations... right after I left, I handed a buddy of mine my beautiful set of clubs and told him he could "borrow" them till I asked for them back... I believe he still has them and they would probably sell for a buck or two on eBay as antiques these days... I know I've mentioned before that my sports career ended after 9th grade... I played right end at Chief Jo just well enough to stay first string but not well enough to get myself hurt... at the beginning of my Soph year my mom announced that "until" my grades improved I was no longer allowed to play football... heck I NEVER wanted to play football in the first place and only played cuz the guys played... what a downer... I hadda tell the boyz that I was red-shirted for life as there was certainly no time in the near future that my grades were about to improve... so there I was... stuck drinking beer and hanging out with the girls in the stands for the rest of my Col-Hi experience... Oh the shame of it all... but back to the Birthday bomber-babe... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sally SHEERAN ('58) on her special day, October 26, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies Lunch I was notified this morning [10/15] that I'd failed to include Pat FINLEY Reich's name in the write up I submitted to Maren earlier this week about the "Ladies of '65" luncheon last Friday at Applebee's In Richland. Pat did attend, and is seated on the far right in the photo! I apologize!! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: '65 Ladies Lunch Directly across the table from me is Pat FINLEY Reich. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn SCHUCHART ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update She is still in rehab, till maybe Monday... so she said on 10/26. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Flashing lights correction To: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) This is a belated acknowledgement that the flashing lights in bars and dance halls in time with the music and often not, should have been included in my notes about light shows. I freely admit that I immensely disliked them at the time and I suspect my subconscious side allowed me to forget them after all these years. But thanks for pointing them out. Re: Brad UPTON ('74) Last evening (Thursday) Jackie and I took long time best friends and pinochle partners Don and Ann Fisher (NAB) to see Brad UPTON ('74). After sitting through one mundane, and one overactive opening acts, Brad showed what a pro he is. Much more tastefully dressed, and in rare form, he kept us laughing and giggling for about an hour non-stop. He is without a doubt, world class entertainment. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office Friday AM where I am loading my van to do a "Home Coming" display for Bellarmine H. S. in Tacoma. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), Linda BELLISTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May WANN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BERGAM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CORDER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), A year ago I sent in a poem telling the dear Lord I was turning 80 and because there were so many things I hadn't done, to please let me live to 81 Well gosh he did, and now I'm going to tell him there is still so much to do, please let me live until I'm 82? Having loads of fun getting older Listening to my 30 year old grandkids talk about politics. It is interesting getting their approach, I can see where they are coming from, but I think they are slightly wrong (only slightly!!) After all they are my grandkids. Our rain and cold weather is back in Seattle, getting e-mails and cards from Jean WILLIAMSON Dreher ('49) bragging about the beautiful weather in Arizona. The way I see it I have flowers and she has cacti. Wanted to thank everyone for a wonderful [Club 40] Silver Jubilee. A great job was done by all involved. Hard to do with such tight quarters. Nice to visit with old friends, and wonderful to meet new ones. Good entertainment. Thanks everyone. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ Rainy Bothell, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to knock the dust off the ol' propeller beanie cuz we gotta celebrate the 29th birthday of a real, genuwine, dyed-in-the- wool Bomber Babe. So, let's all join in a rockin' chorus of "Happy Birthday" for Anna May WANN ('49). It may not be the party of the age, but it will beat worrying about Mayan calendars. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ rainy Mount Angel, OR where I'm not eagerly anticipating the leaves coming off the walnut tree in the back yard. This tree pre-dates the house (which was built in 1910) by several years. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch Saturday, October 20, we had a great lunch and visit again with 16 Bombers, spouses & friends at Beaches Restaurant on the mighty Columbia River. As always, we enjoyed visiting with our local friends. Because it was so close to election time, I tried to talk a little politics, but Terry WARNER ('65) said he had already voted so there was nothing to talk about, and Todd O'MEALY ('62), who is always fun to argue politics with, gave me a big hug, said hi, and then ran to a neutral corner. I know that there were some political dialog going around, but I'll let others tell those stories if they want. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and Jackie had more stories and photos about their international travels. Thanks Jeanie TURNER Anderson (61) for taking the photos. Our next gathering at Beaches is Saturday December 1 - 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Re: Looking For: Looking for information, Phone numbers, e-mail addresses.. on the following 1963 Classmates for our next years 50th Reunion.. Please e-mail me Paul ABRAMS, Fay APPLEBY, Bill BARNES, Marilyn BARRETT, Gary BARTRAM, Peter BAUGHER, Myra BAYLESS, Keith BEIERS, Shirley BELULIA, HOMER BLACKBURN, Joyce BRADY, Mary Jane BRADY, Sheri BOWLIN, Richard BISHOP, Susan BISHOP, Barry BRISTOL, Karen BREEDLOVE, Dave BROWN, Iris CARTER, Denny CASTO, Dick CHOATE, Lyman CHRISTOPHER, John COONS, Steve COOPER, Sheralyn COX, Donna CROMWELL, Kathy CULVER, Tom DAILEY, Richard DAVIES, Geraldine DAVIS, Kaye DAVIS, Richard DAVIS, Diana DEAN, LeRoy DEARING, Sharon DENNY, Jack ELLIS, Richard EWING, Jim FRANKLIN, Monty FRANKLIN, Don FUNDERBURG, Jaleen FUSMAN, Bonnie GAGE, Marvin GALE, Buel GAMMILLl, Gary GILMOUR, Darrel GLASFORD, John GOWER, Ron GREENE, Shirley GRIFFIN, Marilyn GROFF, Diane GRUNWALD, Ed HARDING, Larry FAUBERT, Claudia HARMON, Judy HAWS, Ann HENNINGS, Bill HENRY, Karen HENSHAW, Marjorie HERFORD, Lawrence HETRICK, Pat HEXUM, Norm HILL, Ken HINRICKS, Sue HOKANSON, Chris HOLLISTER, John HOPKINS, Cecil HOWARD, Barb HOWE, Mike HUGHES, Rick IRISH, Princess JACKSON, Louse JANIN, Mary Ellen JEFFS, Diane JOHNSON, Ted JOHNSON, Betsy JONES, David JONES, Rance JONES, Donna JUDSON, Arlus KLUCAS, Barbara KNOLL, Susan KONECNY, Diane KORNBERG, Dolly KOSHMAN, Chet LABORDE, Mary Ellen LEACH, Joyce LEE, Walter LINDBLOOM, Sharon LONGCRIER, Marion LUNDRIGAN, Betty MAROIS, Nancy MARSHALL, Lynn McCALL, Tomi McKINNON, Dave MEDEMA, Michell MEEKER, Lane MERRYMAN, Marilyn MOORE, Suzanne MORGAN, John MORRIS, Verbie MOSS, Brad MOSTELLER, Trish MURPHY, Mary NAPIER, Bill NERPEL, Jim NEWELL, Larry NEWTON, Bill NORTON, Georgia NUGENT, James NYLUND, Fran OATES, Joan ODEGARD, Eileen O'HEARN, Emory ORCUTT, Mike PEASE, Alan PETERS, Richard PETERSON, John PICKERING, Ron POPP, John PUTNAM, Michael REYNOLDS, Richard ROBERTSON, Shannon ROUSHEY, Loretta ROWE, Cecilia RUIZ, Mike SCHOONOVER, Ken SHAFFER, Pat SHEEHY, Marcia SHORT, Jim SLOMAN, Michael SMAHLIK, Maureen SMITH, Paul SMITH, Ed STAMBAUGH, Leland STEPHENS, Emma Jean STONE, Waunita STUART, Cheryl TACKE, Fred TAUSCH, Bob TAYLOR, Jerry TAYLOR, Larry TEW, Lorna URSETH, George VALDEZ, Ralph WADE, Jim WARD, John WARNER, Pat WATT, Kathy WILSON, Jim WODEHOUSE, Connie WOODCOCK, Susie WOODFIELD, Tom ZAMZOW, Sheila ZANGAR, Diane ZELLEY, Gary ZWEIFEL -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: On this, that and Pac-!2 football Beaver fans, sorry, but once in a while it can be dangerous to venture into the Dawg Pound. Cougar fans, well the Cardinal had their hands full but one the game any way. (Note to Maren - The Stanford Cardinal are named for a color not a bird or a member of the Catholic Church's heirarchy and not pluralized). Any Trojans out there got their comeuppance at the hands of the Wildcats. It also appears that the Oklahomans were Soon enough. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where people still confuse Bomber colors for some team in Eugene. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Please allow me to clarify my last entry with reference to Oklahoma What I meant to say that Oklahoma was not Soon enough against the Fighting Black Baptists of South Bend, IN (a name given by Father Andrew Greeley in "The Bishop in the West Wing: A Bishop Blackie Ryan Novel" (A Blackie Ryan Novel)). And, hey! How about them Giants (of either coast). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rain has slackened for the moment, the leaves are both turning and falling, and no Tsunami's have reached this far inland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Everything happens for a reason...right? What a weekend... Cecilia BENNET ('65) and her sis Beth were fling in to Vegas Saturday to hook up with Denny NALDER ('65) for a Jimmy Buffett concert and then I was gonna meet them Sunday morning at So-Cal Speedhop's open house and show a car to a guy I have on eBay... CeCi's flight was late so they barely caught the concert... I went over by my house to fill up with gas so I could meet everyone at 8:30 across town... As I put the car in gear after filling up I heard a "bang" grind... called the boyz to tell them I'd be late but luckily they were a block from where I was so they came and rescued me... jumped in another car and headed for So-Cal... .the guy was there waiting for me a little miffed... I explained my tale of woe and he seemed ok... it was good that his best friend who was with him is a friend of mine... that broke the ice and we jumped in to Vince Lombardi's (fer reals) car and went over to my house while CeCi and Beth were getting recovered from a very late night... showed the guy the car... started it up... he sat in it, seemed ready to buy as soon as I fix the rear-end and then back to the show where he told every one of my friends how much he loved the car (I have a feeling he didn't know they were all my buds cuz he was very "cool" about the car with me... I mean he loved it but in a reserved way with me)... I introduced CeCi and Beth to everyone and we learned that Beth is not "Just Beth" she is "The" Beth... a buddy of mine spend a very long time counseling CeCi on her dream trip to Italy... I hadda run to prep for trial (starts in about an hour) and CeCi hadda run to Pahrump, NV where she is taking a 4 day survival gun course that someone from the class of '63 was supposed to go to with her... but somehow that didn't work out... so now here I am making sure I don't goof up on the birthday of one of those Bomber-dudes we all hold near and dear... you may remember him well as Number 10 on your Bomber program and we all know him as the Birthday boy so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ray STEIN ('64) on your special day, October 30, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/12 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Patti COLE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Barb ISAKSON ('58), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex DAVIS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob MATTSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HARSHMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil COLLINS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti COLE Pierce ('52) Re. Happy Birthday Karen! Wow, can't believe you were 3/4 of a century old yesterday (Oct. 30). I still think of you as the fearless little sis who always had a band aid somewhere on your body!! And now, as an adult as one of the most giving and thoughtful sisters who would do anything any of us asked of you. You are the best darn Cruise Director EVER, and we don't always thank you for all you do. Know that you are loved more than words can say and that we 5 siblings feel blessed that you are our sister. Love you! Barb ('50), Patti ('52), Judie & Jackie ('63) and John ('66) -Patti COLE Pierce ('52) ~ Richland where it was 74 yesterday and cloudy and rainy today. Love it!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I find it strange that more than one Bomber was born on Hallowe'en. Especially one that is somewhat noteworthy, and known by several generations of Bombers as one of the truly good guys. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie in commenration of Rex DAVIS' ('49) birthday. And a shout out to the others who were also born on this day. Don't eat too much candy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for cooler temps and drying weather by the week-end, which will mean more leaves on the ground than in the trees. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Judy WILLOX ('61) update Welcome Home Judy! She got home around 2:30 Monday. Friend, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Mike NEILL ('75) Nice information piece on Mike Re: Col-Hi Class of '64 The Richland Bombers from 1964 Facebook page now has 129 members. There are another 5 or 6 class members that have yet to "come out and play". -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Love them Bomber Birthdays Today we got two... count em two of my very mostest favoritest Bombers in the whole wide world havin' b-days... oh poop, one of them was a teacher... I sure hope spelling doesn't count on birthday greetings cuz if it does I'm in for it again... well ha ha ha cuz I got no books to turn in to Mr. Lyda any more! I started to say that I've known one of these guys longer than the other but I guess that's not zakly correct... I've probably known both of these guys about the same length of time but I thought one of their names was "Mr." until maybe 30 or 40 years ago... OK I know you've prolly already guessed who the birthday boyz are... One has been to more reunions than even I have and the other has the greatest nick name since "Pitts" ('63) so lemme wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friends Rex DAVIS ('49) and Bobbie "Tuna" MATTSON ('64) on their collective special day, October 31, 2012 (Nevada Day)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Birthday Wishes I would like to give a happy birthday shout out to one of the greats of my junior high (Carmichael) partners in juvenile delinquency also the first to own a car - check the gas and fill er with oil - also USMC boot camp buddies on the buddy system - he with a C and I with an M; we never talked - also either him being married and I divorced or vice versa - which if it had worked out with us running around as bachelors after the Vietnam War, then we would probably still be in jail - proving there are good things that come from both divorce and marriage... Happy numba sixty fo Birthday on Halloween day to Phillip Edward "Not That Phil Collins" COLLINS ('67). And stop playing with those rattlesnakes in your back yard, Collins! They WILL bite you. (a small birthday wish/advisory for the special day) --BOO! -Rick MADDY ('67) ~ in the miserably nice fall weather of Huntington Beach, CA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2012 ~ November, 2012