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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51), Ann ENGEL ('63) Rosalie LANSING ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy WILLOX ('61wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Micki LUND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dianne TERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat THRAPP ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Scam calls David DOUGLAS ('62) wrote about "bogus email's and calls." We also received a call on the 16th of this month. My wife answered it and a young man said "Do you know who this is?" She said "Luke." and the person on the phone said "Yes." (Our grandsons sound very much alike) He then asked if she remembered Kevin and she said she thought so. (Luke lives in Arizona). It seems that Kevin had a friend who died in Mexico and Luke went with Kevin to the funeral. While there they were stopped for a traffic problem and the police found 2 oz of dope in the trunk and arrested them. A long story, but he needed $2300. An Embassy official got on the phone and said if we sent the Money by 'money gram at Walmart' he would put Luke on the plane at 6pm. He cautioned us not to tell anyone because he could wind up in jail for a really long time. He gave us a name to send the money to and mentioned that Walmart would charge us $50 tor the order. When they hung up I asked my wife if it was Luke. She said she thought so but was not to sure. We decided to err of the side of caution and went to the bank and then Walmart. Backtracking a bit, our son Greg STONE ('81) was at our house during this time and he called Luke's Dad, Richard STONE ('72) to check and found that Luke was in fact home! Greg called me on the cell and we stopped everything and went home. While we were thinking that we were really dumb to even believe half of what went on, (in defense of my wife, the young man started to 'blubber' while he was telling how terrible everything was and he did sound very upset!!), anyhow another son, Scott ('82) came in just as the phone rang and it was the embassy official calling to see of the money had been sent yet. Scott asked him what Embassy he was calling from and they hung up. Scott was able to trace the call to Montreal Canada even thought they had said the money was going to some woman in Mexico!! Wow, We were lucky that our son is not as gullable as we are. Luke called a bit later and said,"This is Luke!" I said, "Sure it is!" and gave him a bad time for a bit. We now have a new memory for family get-togethers now! And lucky for us, it didn't cost us anything. (We barely escaped the old saying that there is a new one born every minute!) -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Birthday I am wishing my very first friend at about 3 years old: Marcia "Micky" LUND Anderson ('63) a very Happy Birthday this first day of November and hope you have a great day. Love Ya, Ann -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Hurricanes Let me start by saying we are just fine here in Chesapeake,VA. This is just our luck in life. We have only been here for 14 months... there have been two hurricanes and one earth quake. We have not been affected at all, except by temp. change. We had been in the high 70s, low 80s. Then we dropped down to 34... with old bones, I hurt everywhere, doggone aging. When we moved to Michigan, then to Wisconsin, I thought I would freeze to death, but the depth of snow overwhelmed me. I was lots younger and lots stronger then, but shoveling snow became a big, big nightmare. During our two years in Wisconsin, early '80s, it was the first time all 5 great lakes froze over, in recorded history. Beautiful but just too cold. Just give me good old terminal winds coming off Rattlesnake. No, not so good. Everyone here reminds me that we do have volcanoes!! Flying into Seattle on the 15th Of November... our daughter, Amanda, will be there to bring us back over the mountain, our two westies will be traveling with us, so less air time... all the better for them and me. My car is being shipped out today. The car carrier is here right now. Did not want to buy a new car on that end. So on this end we are down to one car. So for now we are a one car family on both sides of the country. We are all so blessed, give big to your choice of relief agencies. The need is huge, huge. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Birthday and hope you're feeling better Today's Bomber-babe has been undergoing some serious challenges and I am sorry to say I am not entirely sure how she is doing. She is one of those babes with total Bomber spirit and always greets me with smile and a hug when I see her...HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Judy WILLOX ('61) on her special day, November 1, 2012!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Pat DORISS('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BEAULIEU ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOWIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita JOHNSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ROE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich JACOBS ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Happy Birthday ON 11/2 to one of the best from the class of 53 Norma LOESCHER Boswell!! -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), Out comes the ol' propeller beanie in celebration of the birthday of another Bomber Babe. This one is a true lady, who has been a friend. She was, back in the day, an editor of "The SandStorm", and I had the privilege (briefly) of working for her. Now, she is into roses. And for some strange, unfathomable reason, taken up with Charlie GANT ('53), which is all the better for him. Happy Birthday to Norma LOESCHER ('53), with the hope that Charlie will take you to some nice place for your birthday dinner. Rumor has it that last year he took you to McDonald's, the cur. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, November 3 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: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Hello from Phoenix, AZ. I have just completed a most amazing trip on Amtrak, showing my Japanese friend all of the beauty (we could see in the time allowed) of Chicago, especially from the top of the John Hancock building for lunch, of Sante Fe, Taos, the Grand Canyon, especially at sunrise and sunset, (we are still tired, but we are glad for every minute at the rim,) Sedona and an amazing jeep ride on the red rocks off road, amazing for these grandmothers, we agreed our grandsons, even our sons would not find the trip as amazing as we did, but we loved it, after it was over!) and now Flagstaff to Phoenix, then on to Sacramento and San Francisco. So Kazuko has had another look at the beauty of America. Her favorite is still the trip through the North Cascades when she joined us for our (the class of '62 45th reunion in 2007!!) America is a beautiful country, and we have enjoyed every minute, and keep trying not to enjoy too much food great as it is along the way... tonite I'll get to swim at almost midnite in this heat, their winter, but it was 95 out today!! All the best from tourist that I am, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Glad you didn't get suckered in, David (also class of '62. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Re: Tucson, AZ http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ham/121101-Tucson.jpg In the words of Montana Tom, "Well Buckaroos, it's time to circle up the wagons and head to the Bunk House for a little shut eye". The second leg of Czn Eddy's lap of America is winding down and there can't be a better place than Tucson, AZ. The Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I have been treated like the royalty she is by George BARNETT ('63) and his patient spouse Peggy (NAB). First a perfectly cooked steak, followed a couple of days later by Uncle Georgie's tour of the desert and personal introductions to each and every cactus on the horizon. George's knowledge of the Arizona desert, it's flora and fauna is followed in a nearly dead heat by his knowledge and passion for the ancient and first nation residents of the area. George's brother Charlie ('69) came along to join Nancy in providing a little dignity to what would otherwise have not been nearly as toney. I failed to mention Charlie's wife Ronni (NAB) was with us and while nearly fluent in Bomberbabble, she still watched us with caution and suspicion. I apologize for the quality of the picture, the colors are like something out of an old Italian postcard and don't do justice to the beauty of the area. Too many knobs on the Canon and I felt obligated to use them all. Flying home Saturday, gonna trade 85 for 55 and rain. We can hardly wait. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Bombology Game suppose to be sent out? I've been waiting for a long time it seems like. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka CA We've been having really warm weather for this time of year. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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, November 10, 2012 TIME: 12:30pm to 3pm WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge from Richland.) We look forward to seeing you there! CONTACT: -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland or (Welcome Back!) Judy Willox ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/12 FALL BACK tomorrow (11/04/12) at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jesse MALLORY ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Judy Judy Hey Judy WILLOX ('61): happy belated birthday. I hope you are better... I haven't heard. We just got back from the beach at Iron Springs. Great storm weather but not so great when we went out on the beach. I am wading thru 115 emails since we left last Monday. To Rex DAVIS ('49) and Norma LOESCHER ('53) Another pair of birthdays on going thru my emails since last Monday. Norma, Mike CLOWES ('54) said Charlie GANT ('53) took you to McDonalds last year... I heard you had to pay! Rex and Norma see you in sept hopefully. Charlie and AKA Mike too. -Dick McCOY (From the great TinCan Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Birthday... belated Happy belated Birthday to Norma LOESCHER ('53), from all of the gang here in sunny Sacramento. We love you and hope that Charlie has done something special... maybe a little more than the usual Big Mac... from the HOLLICKs, KENITZERs, SINDERSON, FINNEY, PGANT, BARFUSSs Keep that smile radiating.. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: End o Life Wishes Id like to share something that I found on the Internet that might be of interest to those Bombers who are getting on in the years and have thought about such things as wills, long term care, etc. or those who are facing life-threatening situations. I was recently diagnosed as having a (small ?) aortic aneurysm, which in this case is a ballooning out of the major artery coming out of the heart. Of course nobody knows when the sand will run out of their timer but this information did jar me out of my complacency about what I might like to have done at the end of my life. (Funny I didn't think about this when I had cancer!) On top of that I recently attended the memorial service of a wonderful, long-time friend in Seattle. It was upbeat, not somber and full of wonderful memories. It was a great service. This brings me to the subject of this short epistle: There is a website I came across that has some suggestions on how to have a conversation with family, friends, pastor, etc. about your end of life wishes. I've used the format and questions they pose to put together things that I want to discuss with my daughters, son, brother and pastor. I have spent some quality time getting this written down to have a discussion hopefully next week with my family. The website is as follows: http://theconversationproject.org/ This is free and no cost to get the format which can be easily copied and printed. I hope this will be helpful to those who will make the effort to do this. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/12 ~ FALL BACK at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Janet VOORHIES ('61), Pat DORISS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul WEICHEL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karyn GROB ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Betti & Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darren McINTYRE ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Dunton (Teacher) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) I traveled to Richland Friday night to attend the Mead vs Richland ball game. After picking up sister Patti ('52) we went to the game, sitting on the Mead side. I came to watch my granddaughter Chelsea (I call her Boo as she was born on Halloween) cheer for Mead, where her Aunts Patti, Jackie and Judie ('63) and I all cheered in the Bomber Bowl. As we sat there, Patti and I talked about how the stadium had changed since we cheered. We both remembered Patti scampering down the dirt track watching her boyfriend Skip SCOTT ('52) make a touchdown. The bad part was she stepped in a hole and broke her ankle. We talked about how cheer attire has changed, how our legs froze in those skirts. Thank goodness they were in the latest style and came down to our calves! One of my fondest memories is of Rish pulling grass as he tromped up and down the field. The stadium is aptly named for a wonderful person. Saturday found me watching another granddaughter cheer at the Eastern game. We have six granddaughters and five are cheerleaders in junior high, high school and college. What a fun legacy we have started. What a host of memories have been brought back to me this weekend. Time is so fleeting, take a note from David RIVERS ('65) and treasure your memories. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) The recent second most important holiday on most kids list was celebrated in downtown Oly. Several merchants were marked for "trick or treat" with orange and black balloons. Seemed like almost everyone was enjoying the occasion wearing costumes even some of the dogs, the dads for the most part were dressed like "dads", still get credit for being there in the rain. POS (pictures of strangers) included: http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ver/121104-00.htm -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ in full autumn here in near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet VOORHIES McCord ('61) I am sending this message with very heavy heart, as I must report the loss of, Jim McCORD ('57). He died instantly of a heart attack on Friday, November. 2, while trail riding on his motorcycle. He was just checking out the trail they had built for a race coming up on Sunday at Maplesville, AL. The other guys he was riding with had gotten ahead of him, and after 3-5 minutes, they returned to check on him only to find him down and gone. He had just turned 74 on October 1 and had taken up dirt tracking racing again. (He could still get into his old leathers of 40 years ago.) Just a couple of weeks ago he finished up a flat-tracking series with a 1st in the "over 60" group and a 2nd in the "mad-dog" (all ages) group. He was one of a kind and touched so many lives everywhere he went. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. Keep us all in your prayers. -Janet VOORHIES McCord ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Calling all ladies in the Tri-City and surrounding area who graduated from Col-Hi in 1965. Please mark your Calendar and plan to join us for lunch next Friday! We look forward to seeing you! WHAT: '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2012 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Bob's Burgers & Brew, 2775 Queensgate, Richland (Across from Gold's Gym on Duportail) CONTACTS: Ronna Jo LYNCH or Pat DORISS Trimble Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: BD wishes To my twin brother, Robert AVANT ('69): Happy #62. I hope this finds you well. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where what else it's raining ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick ROBERTS ('49), Tom HUGHES ('56) Janet VOORHIES ('61), Mike BRADY ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles COX ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CAMERON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curtis GUNTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gerald STEIN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Those Cole girls are a cheer leading institution. Bomber cheers -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Art "Tom" HUGHES ('56) Re: Agnes' Halloween Costume http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Any/121105-Hug-Agnes.jpg This was my wife's (Agnes) Halloween costume. After going to the Mall in the morning she went to the South Hill Mall to hand out candy at one of the food court stores. -Art "Tom" HUGHES ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet VOORHIES McCord ('61) Re: Update on Passing of Jim McCORD ('57-RIP) Some final plans for the passing on November 2 of Jim. Jim wanted to be cremated, so there will be no burial. We are having visitation on Tuesday, November 6, from 4-6 pm, at Berryhill Funeral Home in Huntsville, AL. A ceremony to celebrate his life (also there) will follow the visitation. I tried to get an obituary put in the Tri-City Herald, but missed the time for a Saturday/Sunday publication. Hopefully something will be in the Herald on Monday. In lieu of flowers, we suggest sending donations to our local "Greater Huntsville Humane Society", 2812 Johnson Road, Huntsville, AL 35805 Phone 256.881.8081 or ghhs@knology.net Thank you again for remembering him and our family. Were all going to greatly miss him. -Janet VOORHIES McCord ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Tom VERELLEN's ('60) pictures http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Ver/121104-00.htm ... nice pictures, Tom, Thanks for posting them in Sandstorm. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I remembered to fall back Of course falling back isn't the hard one... I always forget to spring ahead! Now that one will getcha. I really enjoyed Karen COLE's ('55) story and was sorry to hear about Jim McCORD ('57-RIP). I attended a funeral on Saturday for a friend of mine's Dad... I went and visited my own Mom and Dad before the service started. Their stones were nicely kept and I has happy to see that. Interesting that I had been thinking of Karen's younger bro ('66) as today's b-day boy is also a "younger bro"... I am sure being a younger sibling can have its ups and downs... if the ones you follow were really good you hafta live with it... if they were "bad" you have that to contend with... dang... but as with several, this b-day boy made his own way and was one of those kids everyone enjoyed knowing... but before I wish him an HB, lemme say Congratulations to Cecilia BENNETT ('65) for graduating from a 4 day defensive hand gun training course here in Nevada... no, not in Vegas, In a town called Pahrump. Just spending 4 days at the Saddle West Hotel and Casino gets my "way ta go"... I spent a number of years representing one of the owners in a fight with his partners (they had all known each other wince they were little kids and had been best friends)... what a nightmare! so way ta go CeCi! I'm sure that girl who was supposed to go with you is way envious... I don't think wearing a "Monkey Butt" mask will be near as helpful as what you learned last week... but hey... what do I know! Well, now its a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Gerald STEIN ('66) on your special day, October 5, 2012!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/12 ~ VOTE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svhq4C9HhUg ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Pat DORISS ('65), Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky RULON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Today, as you read this, is election day. We all have survived six weeks or longer of campaigns for this office or that ballot measure. Most of it has been boring, dull, exciting, take your pick. And now we get to shut them all up until the next time. As they allegedly said in Chicago: "Come early and vote often for the candidate of our choice." Can't say that in Oregon anymore. We are either enlightened or don't know what we are doing. Well, most Oregonians have already voted. Probably within a few days of receiving their ballots. Just wish the local candidates and others would realize this and stop filling my mail box with their pleas; kinda wish they would stop the TV ads to boot. On that note, the former whatever he was at Wazzu should learn there is no "r" in Washington, if he wants a vote in favor of charter schools. So, after surviving the time change; you did set your clocks back, didn't you?; I hope I can survive whomever gets elected or re-elected. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where I have a yard full of leaves. If anyone needs used walnut leaves, drop by, they're free for the asking. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) As one ages and matures there are always those persons, outside of your family, who make a seminal difference in your life. I've been fortunate, in my Richland life there were three who come immediately to mind. Charlie Mathis, Grover Dawson and my art teacher Tom Knudsen. Today I want to talk about Tom. Tom changed the way I see the world, he encouraged me to see the beauty that I previously over looked and dared me to be creative, if only to please myself. Some years back I reconnected with Tom and we maintained an ongoing regular/ irregular correspondence. He would rant and I would rave. I would rant and he would rave. Come November. We would cancel each other out. Last Spring on the first leg of our lap of America in Cousin Eddy, we stopped in Ashland and had lunch with Tom. It was an amazing couple of hours and he was just as I remembered, "On Fire". Most of his conversations started out, "I probably shouldn't say this, but .....". Tom had obviously never heard the lyrics to Paul Simon's song, Crazy Love which include "I have no opinion about this, I have no opinion about that". When we got home from leg two on Saturday night, there was an envelope waiting from Tom's son Michael. Like a 3:00am phone call, I knew it wasn't good. Tom's health had become very fragile and he passed away peacefully in late May. For those of us whose lives he touched, he will never be far away. The oil sheen on a puddle, a broken sunset thru an autumn tree or the seven shades of green I found in Vietnam, his spirit is part of ours. Lesson learned: I am so happy that I found Tom, had the opportunity to tell him how important he was in my life and spend an afternoon with him. -jimbeaux p.s. While Tom isn't voting today, he would want me to vote my conscience. Jimbeaux 1 TK 0 -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's Memorial ALL Bomber Lunch Attention Tri-City Bombers--no matter what year you graduated! Please check your Calendar and join us for lunch this Saturday at JD Diner in West Richland. WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2012 TIME: 12:30pm to 3pm WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 Van Giesen, West Richland, WA (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge from Richland.) CONTACTS: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) or Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Just a belated "Happy Birthday" wish going out to Betti on her special day (which was November 4th). I hope your birthday was a good one! I have been in Orlando at Disney World with the grandkids (what a blast!) and didn't get back until very late yesterday... Bomber Cheers, -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim McCORD - Class of 1957 ~ 1938 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Patti COLE ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WEAVER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie SMYTH ('69wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti COLE Pierce ('52) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Want to wish you a very Happy Birthday today. I have so many great memories of going to school with you, both Col Hi and a while to Central. Plus living just up the street from you and your family. Remember you, Terry ('52) and Sharleen ('50) bringing us a cake to welcome us into our new home on Cottonwood. Many years have passed but you will always remain one of my dearest and special friends. Also want to wish Terry a very early Happy Birthday next month on 12/6. I know, I'm either too early or too late! Just ask my sisters! Love you, Marilyn. -Patti COLE Pierce ('52) ~ Richland where colorful leaves are turning into beautiful lawn decorations and our mild weather is about to take a downturn into the 20s come Thursday night. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I voted weeks ago Given the varied comments I get from some of the stuff I post on Face Book, I shall comment no further. Suffice it to say that we Bombers see things from a wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide perspective... on a scale from 1-10 (1 being from the left and 10 being from the right) I've heard from -100 to 100 over the course of this year... and I say it's our God given right to express ourselves as we choose. (hmmm.. so much for I shall comment no further)... so I guess I should just skip right the chase and wish my friends Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) & Jimmy (ok. Jim) WEAVER ('64) a wonderfully HAPPY BIRTHDAY on their special day, November (got the month right this time, Maren) 7, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Marie RUPPERT ('63) Ray STEIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dona McCLEARY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Spencer HOUCK ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Amidst all the post-election hoopla and/or grousing, I've got to take this time to tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the Birthday of a true Bomber Babe. And she truly is. Somehow, she still makes Club 40 fun and always has a kind word for even the likes of me. So, here's to you Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54), may you always have the fun you've been having, and don't let Larry tinker with your bike. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the battle with the leaves continues. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Jim WEAVER ('64) I saw in todays (11/7) Sandstorm that it is Jim WEAVER's ('64) birthday. I havent thought of him in ages, but he was the absolutely best dance partner I ever had the pleasure of waltzing around with on the floor in the Oddfellows Lodge on Williams. He was the only young man who could actually waltz and not just scoot slowly around the floor trying to keep up with the music. Happy Birthday (a day late) and thanks for the memories! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) I just wanted to give a shout out to fellow Bomber Ryan CAMPANELLA ('99), head soccer coach at Mt. Spokane H.S. Last year Ryan coached both the girls and boys soccer teams to the elite 8 of their respective state tournaments. This year Ryan's Mt. Spokane girls soccer team is undefeated (18-0) and again in the quarter finals of the state 3A tourney. Their perfect record includes wins over 4A powers Mead and Central Valley (who are two of the 8 teams left in the 4A tourney). Keep it up Ryan and soon Hope SOLO ('99) will be telling people that she graduated with Coach Camp!!! -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mean, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bob BAROTT - Class of 1950 ~ 1932 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou DeMEYER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick BOEHNING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kandy SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERCE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SCHILDKNECHT ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill SCOTT & Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Information Request Looking for any info of past history/cases of Pulmonary Fibrosis, hardening/fiber of our lungs. I currently have this disease., my brother Bob ('49) died of it and I believe my dear friend and classmate/fellow lineman, Mack RICHARDSON ('52) died of it. Does anyone know of others who might suggest a trend from our Richland days. I will be going to Barnes Medical Center in St Louis soon and any info may help the experts determine if there is any concern of the Richland area. I have already contacted the local Richland EEOICPA, they explicitly said no to any lung problems associated with all the Nuc history, it is strictly related to only cancer. Please do not make this a big sympathy digest, we have enough ramblings on this blog. Request replies be sent to my Email. -Don LYALL ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm not a copy cat Propeller beanies... how cool is that... I do have one on my huge hat rack full of odd ball hats. I've never worn it... in fact I bought it for one of my partners years ago when he went to space camp. My daughter went for two years and loved every minute. But her third year (at 15) she seemed less interested... it would have been her first year as a counselor. So instead she and I took a father/daughter 2 week vacation up the west coast... she had total control of the itinerary... we were going to start at Monterey and end up in Richland (it would have been her first time there)... As we left Vegas she asked "do you think we could go to Crystal Pier first?" The next stop was Santa Barbara and she loved it so much we stayed there for several days... we finally made it to Monterey for a few days before it was time to head home... what a great time that was. Now where was I? Oh yes... beanies... since I am not a copy cat, I will not adopt a tip of the beanie, but I do hafta wish a special adopted class brother an HB. He's another one of those great guys who just slid over at the Big Kid's table and made room for this lil' kid. He even lets me hang out with his lovely wife ('63) and her buds, which always makes me feel extra special. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dick BOEHNING ('63) on your special day, November 9, 2012!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/12 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/IMAGES/Nov10_USMC_Birthday.jpg ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene CONLEY ('48) http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&pid=2733&bid=1202 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl DVORAK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike ROWE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee SHIPMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred MEEKS ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Although General MacArthur is alleged to have said that the Marines have too many medals, I don't think he begrudged them celebrating the founding of the Corps. So a hearty "bravo zulu" from an old squid to those Bombers who have seen it as their duty to join the Corps, on this, yet another, Marine Corps birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Mount Angel, OR where I have been told the walnut tree will possibly shed its last leaf by the end of the month. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Birthday, Marines! Well, I'm sittin' here (still on the group W bench) a hell of a lot older but as at least one "old" Squid Chief with two names ('54) reminds me almost every day, not much wiser, thinking of all the wonderful Marine buddies of mine, many of them Bombers who will be celebrating another whole freaking buncha years of tradition unhampered by progress. The next day all of us Vets will have a whole day in our honor (but won't be celebrated till Monday). I just want each and every one of you to know I am proud to call you Brother and Sister and to say Thank you for your service and WELCOME HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, we gotta special Bomber having his b-day on the Marine Corps Birthday... ow cool is that. I'm sorry to say we've lost contact in the past few years but he is still a great guy and a good friend... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gene CONLEY ('48) on your special day, November 10, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65), S/Sgt USMC **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Happy Birthday November 10th, Happy Birthday, Marines. Semper Fi! -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to all my Marine Corps buddies. 237 years of tradition unhampered by progress, the most destructive fighting force known to man. We make medicine sick, we move in next door your lawn will die. If we're bit by a snake it dies. We bad. Semper Fi. On November 11th I wish all veterans the best. Standing tall, defending all. -Brad WEAR ('71), USMC ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/12 - VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jerry BOYD ('52), Shirley SEGREST ('52) John ADKINS ('62), John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted NETH ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ECKERT ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR ('54wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jerry BOYD ('52) Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR Boyd ('54wb) 11/11/12 is Patsy and Jerry's 60th Wedding Anniversary and how time flies! Four great kids, thirteen grand kids, four great grand kids and we love them all very much. We have slowed down a lot from the old days of partying on Friday and Saturday nights until one or two o'clock in the morning. I am very proud of Patsy in more ways than you can count. Sold our home in Yakima and have a winter place in Yuma, AZ. We will still be planning the traveling to the northwest in the summers. Much love to Patsy and friends. -Jerry BOYD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley SEGREST Telford ('52) I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to my dear, dear friend, Doris HACKNEY Barott ('52), in the loss of her husband, Harold "Bob" Barott ('50-RIP). My thoughts and prayers are with Doris and her family during this sad time. -Shirley SEGREST Telford ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Veterans' Day I also honor and remember many I have come in contact with over the years. Some who served in Europe and the Pacific, some who froze their A** off in Korea, those who crawled around South East Asia in some kind of muck or another. Those who distinguished themselves in Grenada and more. More recently those that have served and are serving in the Middle East. We are veterans; we are "Brothers in Blood". On this cold November morning in Richland, I will be thinking of you guys with pride in what you have done and humility to be part of you. -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Don's Birthday I'd like to wish a happy birthday on November 11th to my long- time friend and "older" classmate, Don BRACKENBUSH ('63). He's a lucky man with a great wife, Lila JENNE ('63) the love of his life, along with his grandkids, and Pontiacs. Here's to you, bud! -John CAMPBELL ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dave RHODES ('52wb), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Judy WILLOX ('61), Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arlene HORNE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane CROSS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave RHODES ('52wb) Re: Veterans' Day I am sorry that something kept me from writing sooner. I am an Air Force Veteran who served in the 1950s era at the start of the cold war so I missed out on any combat but that does not make me feel any less proud for the 4 years that I gave to my country. I would gladly trade places with any of the young people who are serving today. My life is in the sunset and theirs are just beginning and that is why I would gladly trade places with them. I miss all of my buddies and wish that we could all be together again. Those of you who are veterans know what I mean when I say that we were like brothers. We lived together, we ate together, we drank together, we covered up for each other and yes, like brothers we even threw some punches at each other. In the end we were brothers and loved each other as brothers and still do. I salute each and every one of you out there. -Dave RHODES ('52wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Happy belated by one day, Birthday to that famous classmate and partner in crime, Jack SINDERSON ('53). Jack is recovering from a hip replacement, as I recover from a new knee. The parts are falling apart, but the humor and love is still there. With Jacks 3 lovely daughters taking care of him, he is in good hands. Anyway, it has to be somewhere around your 77th... you were the baby in the class. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from a very bright and sunny Sacramento, CA temps this am in the low 40s. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Re: Home! But not yet home free.... I want to send out my heart felt thank-you to all of you out there who sent me such warm words in emails, Facebook messages, cards and visits during my time fighting my way back to living. I cannot tell you how much they all meant to me, and it was these things that kept me going and fighting. Thank you too for all the prayers sent out in my behalf. God must have listened well as I did get through it all. I am finally home; but still under home care, and really I am doing quite well for the ordeal I went through. I even managed to go with my sister; Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) and Dena EVANS Harr ('64) to the Red Hat Lunch on Friday and to Patti's Memorial All Bomber Lunch on Saturday. Think I may have over-done a bit, but that's me. Have no patience for being incapacitated and just want to get on with life. My main concern is just not to crack open the sternum as I have no desire to start all over with this again; three times was enough. Too far along in the recuperation to want to do it all over again. But, I have it all in God's Hands, and so far He has done a pretty good job of looking out for me. Soooo, thank you God, and again thank all of you for the prayers, cards, messages gifts and visits. I love you all! Happy Birthday Veterans, young and old, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your services and sacrifices. God bless you all! -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where it has become winter and cold ~ BRRRRRRR!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: Veterans' Day For all of you who have served our nation, in times of both war and peace, the rest of us owe you a debt of gratitude for protecting ourselves, and our way of life. God bless. . . -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lisa BRATTON ('14) "Bratton boosts Bombers" 11/11/12 TC Herald "Two seemed to be the number of the day for the Richland Bombers on Saturday at the WIAA Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships in Federal Way. Two Class 4A state titles for Lisa BRATTON ('14). Second place for Nicole WEINMAN in the 500-yard freestyle and the 400 free relay. And a No. 2 overall finish for the Bombers." Re: Nuns in the Classroom 11/11/12 TC Herald From "Look Back in History" is a picture published in 1977 showing a nun in the classroom at Christ the King School. Does anyone recognize the students? http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Col/121113-Nuns77.jpg Re: Passing of William "Bill" PORTER ('66) There is a death notice in the 11/11/12 TC Herald for William Webster "Bill" Porter, III. Bill was 64 and died November 8th. His services are being handled through Einan's, but nothing is on the site as yet. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Veterans' Day I wish to Thank all you Veterans for your service. All the dangerous actions from World War II to our current conflict have put many, many of our Citizens in harm's way. For those who have served, you should feel proud of your service. For many, that may have taken years to get to that point. Many have been disabled, and I hope and pray you are getting good care. I hope the violence in Afghanistan ends soon, and all our troops are home. We all need to keep the Veterans in our thoughts - many are having trouble finding jobs, marital problems, mental health problems, etc. The national programs that are helping them need our support. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CARSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc FRANCO ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue DIX ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Dwight CAREY ('68) Dwight, I want to thank you for your and all the others who wrote honoring our veterans. Im with you in prayers and hope towards healing those and their families and loved ones who have sacrificed in times of conflict, to end the conflict and violence in our world and to bring home those who honor our nation in those dangerous parts of the world trying to bring peace. I served in the Army Reserves out of high school and did not do any duty out of the U.S., but I proudly fly our flag each holiday and every Friday to support all branches of our armed forces. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's Memorial ALL Bomber Lunch Patti's Memorial ALL Bomber Lunch for November was held Saturday, November 10th, at JD Diner Restaurant in West Richland. The restaurant was filled with people who'd just attended and/or participated in the West Richland Veterans' Day Parade, so we had lunch in the private Banquet Room! Attendees included: Sue McELHANEY Stewart ('54), Lorin St.JOHN ('55), Phyllis St. John (spouse - '70 Glacier Hi, Seattle), Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57), Barbara ISAKSON Rau ('58), Glen ROSE ('58), Carol Rose (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA); Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61), Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64), Dena EVANS l ('64), Pat DORISS Trimble ('65), and Steve UPSON '65). Judy WILLOX was serenaded with a rousing chorus of "Happy Birthday" [which was on 11/1] and received a piece of coconut cream pie--her favorite! Mark your Calendars: the final 2012 Patti's Memorial All Bomber Lunch will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2012. We hope you'll plan to join us! Re: Class of '65 Ladies Lunch Calling all ladies who graduated from Richland High School/Col-Hi in 1965: Please plan to join us for lunch this Friday at Bob's Burgers in Richland! We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please contact us. WHAT: Class of '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2012 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Bob's Burgers & Brew, 2775 Duportail, Richland (Across from Wal*Mart and Gold's Gym) CONTACT: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) or Ronna Jo Lynch ('65) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ Weat Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: My entry for 11/12/12 Sandstorm about "Nuns in the Classroom" 11/11/12 TC Herald This picture is the 3rd grade class at CK for the RHS '86 class which includes our niece, Erin Haskins. She's the one in the back row trying to see what's going on. Mary Alley is the blond to Sister's right. Does anyone else have the rest of the names? http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Col/121113-Nuns77.jpg Re: "On This Day ... " 11/12/12 TC Herald " In 1967 ~ Students at Chief Joseph Junior High School in Richland have been given permission to use psychedelic drawings and colorings on the pages dividing the different sections in their annual. However, principal Al Skov promises no pictures of hippies, no descriptions of "pot" parties, and no LSD-wanted ads." Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The final Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2012 WHEN: next Saturday, November, 17th. WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane, (until we can decide on a permanent place to meet!) TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers, their families and friends, and Out Of Towners are welcome, the more the merrier. See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) P.S. Who is responsible for this snow @#$%^&* ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken NEAL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorraine WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael West RIVERS ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jo GARRISON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DELSING ('71) '52 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: HB to a prolific contributor Bomber-babe OK... it's Bomber-babe B-Day time and here we are in the middle of November... just when I get used to writing 2012 I gotta start thinking about 2013... how in the world does that happen... I remember very well Christmas eve taking at least 3 months to pass... It seems every day I wake up and it is Friday... I like being "old" and I wanna stay old and active for a good long while... it's fun to be able to tell people to piss off when ya wanna... it's fun hugging people... it's fun flirting and knowing the object of your affection is just rolling her eyes as she walks away and not having to worry that she'll take you up on it... it's fun watching the Bomber-babes looking younger than the guys over time... they still got "it" and all we got is gray, bald and this funny belly sticking out... even a skinny toothpick chewing Converse wearing rolled up cut off guy like me has that stupid belly... where did that come from... it's funny looking down and waiting to pee (oh jeez I hope the censors don't catch that) and saying as Clint Eastwood said in a recent movie: "Take yer time... I outlived you you SOB"... and it's way fun going to sleep-overs with some of the hottest Bomber-babes I know and sitting around, the only guy in a room full a Bomber-babes in PJs... tho it sure seems to be going by awfully fast these days... but this girl still has it and it is always fun to see her Hubby ('66) and her each summer... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shirley COLLINGS Haskins('66) on your special day, November 14, 2012!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Jim Van Tuyl (HHS '75 - RIP) Jim died October 24th from heart failure resulting ultimately from an aortal aneurism he suffered on Oct. 7th. This poem was found by his brother, Dave, in Jim's office desk in his office in Leavenworth after his death. Dave asked that you remember his brother and your times on Sham-Na-Pum golf course when you enjoy this poem: Shammy Boys, by Jim Van Tuyl (RIP) Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Don LYALL's ('70) comment that he contacted EEOICPA and they explicitly denied any lung issues. Interesting since lung cancer and other lung ailments are their top priority. I don't know when you spoke to them but as of September, 2012 they have not only expanded the employment dates but they have also expanded the types of cancers. My husband, Mike ('70), has a claim in for tonsil cancer, which was originally denied and is now on the new list. His claim was reopened. Both of our moms had filed claims on our fathers. They were successful claims, one for lung cancer and the other for asbestosis/COPD. I would file a claim regardless. Good Luck -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LATTIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet TYLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Owen PERKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris STADE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maureen BARBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina SHELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara MAFFEI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg McELROY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg ALLEY ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Happy Birthday Brother Mick My little brother, Micky HEMPHILL ('66), is having another birthday (November 15) and he has not changed for 20 years or more. How does he do that? Must be the beer. You might remember these days. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Hemp/121115-00.htm Happy Birthday, Bro. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Now I am Convinced Now it's fer real... yesterday I was complaining or at least commenting on how fast time flies these days. Now I am very sure that it was only last week... or at best last month that I called the b-day boy to wish him an HB... in fact I am so sure I'll bet I've only made 10-20 calls on my cell since I called him so I am beginning to smell a conspiracy in the time department of the Universe. I'm sorry... it's either that or this guy has been slipping his name on my little cheat sheet and yellow stickies... I always thought he was a stand up kinda guy but anybody who would sneak his name in 5-10 times a year just to get more presents is kinda shifty in my book... hmmmmmm wait... all he ever gets from me is a phone call... ok... maybe it's not his fault... maybe time is just flying by and I'm the one making the mistake here... well, ok... I'm sorry... but if I find any fishy writing on my yellow stickies I'm gonna revisit this topic... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my good buddy (gooder 'n Maynard and Dobie put together), Mick HEMPHILL ('66) on his special day, November 15, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Christy WOOD Blankenship - Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2012 >>Bill PORTER - Class of 1966 ~ 1947 - 2012 >>Ron BLICK - Class of 1970 ~ 1949 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Karen COLE ('55) Mike WAGGONER ('60), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wally ERICKSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LARSEN ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa CANTRELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Duane LEE ('67) & Valerie NIELSEN ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I certainly hope Marilyn has remembered to remind you of The Girls of '54 tea and gossip session today. Ask her where it's at. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where I'll be missing the tea and gossip session; but still fighting walnut leaves. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy Birthday to Mick HEMPHILL ('66). That antelope summer sausage was the best!! Enjoyed your visit, but you need to bring Vicki and Linda next time. Best wishes a day late. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ From sunny (today anyway) Nine Mile Falls, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) WOW! Eleven Bomber birthdays [on 11/15]! Perhaps a lot of Valentine's Day conceptions? -Mike WAGGONER ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Eleven birthdays on one day (11/15) is our record. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I must be stupud stupud stupud I'm wondering if I need cheaters over my cheaters... maybe those coke bottle glasses Mr. Barnard had at Chief Jo or maybe the ones Burgess Meredith wore in that Twilight Zone episode where there was a big Bomb Blast and he was in a library so excited he could spend the rest of his life reading books when he dropped and crushed his glasses... all I know is I have this bad habit of reading the names and then failing to put one or more in my Sandstorm Post... I mean I won't even try to pull the "I was kidnapped by bandits" on the b-day guy I missed on the 15th cuz he's a big kid and he's tried that himself before and I'm sure it didn't work... besides I'll be seeing him on December 8th and he'll know from my sheepish grin I'm full of it so I'll just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY a day late to John CAMPBELL ('63)... John, if you ask them I'm sure Ellen ('63) and Mary Lou ('63) will whip me and beat me... while you're at it be sure and tell Kippy Lou ('62) she needs to get in a few licks... I will be such a sorry boy when I leave Oly this year... (please don't throw me in the briar patch)... I'll be good all year long... hey I wouldn't lie about a thing as important as a three girl beating... no way no how... but then again... I can't spend the whole time here on spilt milk (and anticipated pleasure... I mean pain)... I gotta Bomber-babe to wish an HB right here and now... again, as I've said with others, this is one of those I just can't remember not ever knowing... seems she's been chasing me all over Richland all our lives (hmmm that may sound a little funny... maybe I should rephrase... nah... she'll understand)... I saw her at SIMPSON's ('65 RIP) Memorial and was happy she was there... don't see her as often as it seems I used to tho... but we're still buds and I hope we remain so... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) on your special day, November 16, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/12 (sent 10pm CST on 11/16) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim MOORE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom STORMS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb HOGAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HOGAN ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: A saaaaaaad day in America! No more Twinkies, no more Ding Dongs, no more Ho-hos, and, worst of all... No more Wonder Bread ("Builds strong bodies 12 ways!" But WAIT! Rush over to eBay, and you'll find boxes of all of them for sale, from $18, all the way up to $1 MILLION (with $500K being divided evenly amongst the 18 thousand workers who are now unemployed!). A moment of silence my friends, as America's favorite treats go the way of the Edsel! I feel somewhat guilty for not supporting the company, as I don't think that I've eaten one for maybe 40 years, however I DO think I'll get over it! :) -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Twinkies (RIP) I was with my daughter buying groceries and when we saw Twinkies so I told her if she wanted some she had better get them now because they just went out of business. She bought a box and gave one Twinkie to my wife. When I informed my wife they would no longer be available, she had me go back out and get three boxes of Twinkies and three of Cup Cakes. She hadn't had any in a long time. I fulfilled the order but left two boxes of Twinkies and no Cup Cakes on the shelf; there were some Ding Dongs left. Now that I see what they are being bid up to on eBay, I don't know if I can let her eat them. I see one box of Twinkies is up to $22.50 with 13 bids and has 22 hours to go. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ More and more I think we are living in a Lewis Carroll world. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Sacajawea Grade School Pictures Searching for grade school photographs from Sacajawea. Here's what we have... Future Class of '64 - Morning Kindergarten - Mrs. Handsome http://rhs1964.tripod.com/gs/64Sac0amK-Hanson.html Future Class of '64 - 1st Grade - Halloween Party http://rhs1964.tripod.com/gs/64Sac1st-Halloween.html Future Class of '64 - 2nd Grade - Mrs. Sanford http://rhs1964.tripod.com/gs/64Sac2nd-Sanford.html Future Class of '64 - 3rd Grade - Unknown Teacher http://rhs1964.tripod.com/gs/64Sac3rd-xx.html Future Class of '64 - 6th Grade - Mr. Gallaher http://rhs1964.tripod.com/gs/64Sac6th-Gallaher.html you scan & send any others (;-) PLEASE! You can send them to my email address. NAMES would be appreciated IF you have them. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: "Ladies of '65" Lunch Ladies of '65 Lunch was held Friday, November 16th, at Bob's Burgers & Brew in Richland. Attendees included: Cecilia BENNETT McCartney, Shirley CARLISLE, Charlotte "Casey" CASE Kallio-McKay, JoAnne BUCHOLZ Dimond, Jeanene HOFF Lee, Claire SCHNECK; Pat DORISS Trimble, and Jackie ZINN Hooper. Cecilia introduced her friend, Denise Gossman (Wenatchee High '71), who's engaged to fellow Bomber Brad WEAR ('71). Everyone had a great time visiting and catching up on news! Mark your Calendars: the December Ladies of '65 Lunch will be held Friday, December 14th, at McGill's Restaurant in Richland from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. If you'd like to join us, send an email to me or Ronna Jo. See you there!! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Earl BENNETT ('63), Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy RIGGS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara CROWDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HARTNETT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn SCHILDKNECHT ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, I guess it is true: soon there will be no more Twinkies! Do you realize the implications of this news? Some lawyers and independent fast food stores will have to go out of business. Yes, no more "Twinkie Defense" for crime and no more deep-fried Twinkies. The latter will have an impact on at least one of the food booths at the Oktoberfest here in Mount Angel, OR. The organizations operating theses booths are all non-profit groups using the monies earned to do good works, etc. In the Tri-Cities a fence, complete with an armed guard, will have to be placed around the Twinkie under the Blue Bridge to protect it from Twinkie addicts looking for their daily fix when store supplies run out. It was reported in the Salem Statesman-Journal on Saturday that a woman drove all the way from Newburg, OR to Salem, OR in order to stock up on Ding-Dongs and Twinkies. She spent a reported $105.00 on these items. Can the apocalypse be far behind? Does this mean the Mayan Calendar is correct? I'm sure the answers to these and other burning questions will shortly appear on the Discovery/History/ Learning channels on a TV near you. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where yet another monsoon is moving through the area; and I kicked the Twinkie habit years ago. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) To: All who remember us as Columbia High School (Vol-Hi) The Richland Bombers! One of our favorite teachers and coaches, Bob Pritchett, had a massive stroke on November 14, 2012. He is not in good shape. Please keep him in your thoughts. Maybe some of you will remember that he was asked to start our wrestling program. Classmate Ted KUYKENDALL ('58) was the first student to win his 1st championship under Coach Bob Pritchett's new program! Thank you, god be with you, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl C. BENNETT, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Hostess gone I don't remember who told me, but at one of our reunions - I think in the '80s or '90s - someone who had stayed in the Tri-Cities after high mentioned that they had found a package of Twinkies on a ledge under the overpass at Columbia Basin College. He assumed it had been left behind by a construction worker. The expiration date was in the '60s. When he opened the package, the Twinkies were still soft and moist. I'm not sure whether he said he ate them. I remember thinking that 20+ years of shelf life was pretty impressive, then wondering what kinds of preservatives we had been placing in our systems through our youth and whether we would ever rot. Regards, ecb3: From a classic fall day in central Virginia: Brilliant colors everywhere, brisk but sunny, forecast for a high of 52 - a great day for outdoor activities (I'm way behind on the leaves and storm cleanup on our 2 1/2 acres of oaks, tulip poplars, dogwoods and maples, and anxious to finish my last two weeks at work before retiring). -Earl C. BENNETT, III (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: No More Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Ding-Dongs, Cupcakes According to what I read last night on the internet, there is a company called, Bimbo (which is owned by Entenman's) that is considering buying Twinkies and possibly Ho-Hos, and Ding-Dongs. I LOVE Twinkies... can't imagine them no longer being around. last year, we even made our own deep-fried Twinkies for Christmas. am pretty sure I had Twinkies in my lunch almost every day when I was in grade school. They were a staple in all my grandkids' lunches, too. We still buy them... they will be missed if they become extinct. -Linda REINING ('64), ~ we are getting rain and cooler temps in Bakersfield, CA and I'm loving it! This is MY kind of weather. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Joretta GARRISON ('58), Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don EHINGER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary ROSE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TRUJILLO ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WILSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DOAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) My husband, Ellis L. "Bob" Pritchett, died this morning, November 18. He went gently. Bob was a teacher/coach at Columbia High School (Richland High) from 1954 to 1981. In early years he was Boys P.E. teacher, and taught Biology, and some Math. He was head wrestling coach for many years, having started the Richland program in 1954. He also helped with other sports: football, basketball, baseball, and golf. His obituary will be in the Tri-City Herald this week. Thanks to all who have already reached out to our family. Bob and I were married for 42 years. His three kids are all Bombers: Pastor Blaine PRITCHETT ('67) in Omaha, Nancy PRITCHETT Stajduhar ('68) in China, and Molly PRITCHETT Parkhurst ('89) in Edmonds, WA. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) So I just got home from a "junket" flight from PDX (Portland airport) to Wendover, Nevada. A friend and her husband have been going there for years, and he is now in assisted care and insisted that she go and take a friend. I had never been before and it was quite an experience! The flight was full out of Portland, and everyone was in a great mood... when we got there we stayed at the Peppermill and I won $1249 on the first night! There were several other casinos in the area and we were shuttled back and forth. I chose to walk one day since the weather was sunny and I needed to get out of the smokey atmosphere! It was chilly out, in the 40s, but felt good to stretch my legs. The weirdest part was that the machine that I won on was the same type of machine that I played at Spirit Mountain in Grande Ronde, OR in February of this year! I am not a big gambler, and only played 35 cents to win and won $1370. Must be my lucky year... but, I'm sure the taxes will hit me with these winnings!! Had to show my social security card both times. Oh well, it was fun. Good thing that I have gone back to work after retiring in May from working at Lowe's. I am now working at Worldmark by Wyndham in Depoe Bay. PR. Doing housekeeping, and I love it! My kids think I am crazy, but where else can you get a georgous ocean view every day, and work 10 to 3 and make awesome tips!! LOL Well, that's it for today... -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ just hanging out here in Gleneden Beach, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My best memories don't include twinkies Funny... buncha guys have been reminiscing about our collective childhoods and the things so many of us remember... the country across the by-pass seems to be included in a whole lotta Richland Bomber lives... mostly before we could drive... bb guns 22s... swimming in ditches the riding academy and so much more... I remember after a day "across the tracks" coming in to town and stopping at the nearest house on the way home to either drink out of a hose or knock on the door of a perfect stranger and asking for a glass of water which I remember being granted without any question as to who we were or why we didn't have water at our own houses... what times those... then there were the islands... the Yakima Bridge, the dike... I mean you could write a whole story about dike adventures (even without including the flood)... band concerts in the park... fireworks... oooooowwwwwww... aaahhhh (have no clue why "ahh" made the whole sentence move... I really don't understand computers at all)... Matinees... cliff hangers... the ddt sprayers... hookibobbing... and in all of these memories there are faces of the kids we ran with and looming large are the "big kids" we admired and looked up to... one of those kids is having a b-day and he will always be one of those guys like so many I have mentioned... a neighborhood hero... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Mike McKEOWN ('60) on your special day, November 19, 2012!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Mrs. Lenore Bern Retired teacher from John Ball, Jason Lee and Carmichael ~ Also mother of Dawn ('64) and Bill ('61-RIP) Below is the Einan's link for the funeral notice for Mrs. Lenore Bern: http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php Re: Passing of Robert Lyness ~ Retired Richland police officer I am sure many of you remember Bob Lyness who was a police officer for Richland. He passed away November 13th at Kadlec at the age of 87. Click for e link to his funeral notice from the 11/17/12 TC Herald Re: Nuns in the Classroom http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2012/Xtra/Col/121113-Nuns77.jpg Here are some more names for the 3rd grade picture at CK: Tom Rude is pictured in the far corner of picture with the striped shirt and pencil. Pat Hollick front row looking back. Stacy Bateman to the right of Erin Haskins in the back row. Karen Rice in front of Erin. Tammy Owens to the left of Erin. Amy Benavidez two over from Mary Alley. Billy Rust holding book with Sister Verda. Peace~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike McKEOWN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie FRASER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) & Lorraine WARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In all the excitement and bewilderment on the loss of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs and Wonder Bread, I overlooked an important date (well, at least to those involved). So, with wishes for a happy anniversary to Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) on 11/19. I humbly apologize to them also. On a college football note; I find next Saturday to have some meaning in Pac-12 history. Yes, we're talkin' Apple Cup and "Civil War" here. The Huskies will take on the Cougs in Pullman (or maybe Spokane) and the Squawks will travel to Corvallis to play the Beavs. Elsewhere, the Cardinal will take on the Bruin for Pac-12 domination, and Tommy Trojan will try to topple those lads from South Bend, IN, from 1st place in BCS standings. One could loose weight running from one TV to another just to watch the games (or wait until later and get the high-lights on Sports Center). And a warning to all: Don't drive long distances after eating all that turkey on Thanksgiving. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are passing through a wind and rain event (billed as the strongest so far). All this and "The Dust Bowl" on PBS could be overwhelming. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Happy birthday Bill WILSON ('63)... though we were great friends for a relatively short period, you rank up there as one of my best friends. -Mike BRADY ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff 2 Bomber Memorials today: Steve CARSON ('58), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Pam EHINGER ('67) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EINAN"s page for teacher/coach Bob Pritchett (RIP): http://einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php?id=1134348 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CRIGLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna FULCHER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Sue, I am sorry for your loss. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Black Friday CDA (Idaho) Fireworks Again this year my company, Entertainment Fireworks, is doing the large fireworks display on Black Friday on the lake in front of the CDA Resort at Coeur d'Alene, ID. And this year they have gone back to the old format of doing effects from 1000 feet of the Boardwalk. This is in addition to the 4 barges full of mortars firing 100s of shells. Actually we could not get all 4 barges as they were busy elsewhere on the lake doing construction. So the guys are litterally cramming it all on the 2 largest barges. It doesn't hurt to do this, it is just that we cannot get around to all of it very easily. My part of the display is to layout, setup and prewire all of the effects on the boardwalk. Then on Friday all myself and my assistant have to do is load the explosives and hook up the ignitor wires. For 18 years now I have had a record of all fired. The Santa parade is at 5, I believe, and after the crowd of 30- 35,000 sings Silent Night and the countdown is over... we fire on "Zero". During the finale they turn on millions of Christmas Lights all over downtown. It is a wonderful old fashioned small town Christmas lighting celebration. Any alums attending need to get there early to park or walk a mile. And if you come over to the coffee bar next to the boardwalk and look/ask for me (there is usually a pyro crew member hanging around the gate they put up) I can likely get you in the VIP viewing area. Again, come early or be lost in the crowd. Here is to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving. Please don't drink too much and drive... and watch out for the other guy! Going home late after holiday displays I have seen way too many ugly accidents. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J Larry MATTINGLY ('60), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Apple Cup Top Notch Burger Challenge this Saturday! ~ Colfax, WA Can you handle "The Beast" Two - 1# patties, 8 slices of bacon, 8 oz of ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles & onions, on a bun plus 1# of fries. One WSU fan and one UW fan will be chosen and go head to head and the winner who finishes first will win $100 cash prize, plaque on the wall and school penant displayed. So if you think you can handle the beast come down to the Top Notch Cafe and sign up or phone them at 509-397-4569. Re: Dorm Mate While attending the University of Washington 1966-1968 one of my dorm members was none other than...Ted Bundy. He lived on the 4th floor... Jack ANICETTI ('64) & I were on the 5th floor (;-) http://nykida.net/2007/05/in-pursuit-of-ted-bundy/ -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Mr. Pritchett (RIP) I was so very sorry to hear of Mr. Pritchett's passing. I enjoyed him as a teacher and he will be missed by many. May God Bless and keep his family safe. Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Nancy MINEER Simons - Class of 1947 ~ 1929 - 2012 >>Brian CORCORAN ~ Class of 1964 - 1946 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/12 ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen SPITALERI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn BELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad WEAR ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brent CHRISTI ('71) 11/22/63 ~ JFK Assassination - 1963 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/1963-12-09SSpg1.htm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: LSU/ARK [always the day after Thanksgiving] Maren --- Go easy on us, we are having a bad year. Rooms are hard to find and very expensive or many miles away. If you/ family/ friends need a room, we can sleep 4, you are more than welcome. Don -Don LYALL ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hope this isn't too late for publication. Just want to wish all out there a warm and comfortable Thanksgiving; with a reminder that eating too much turkey can cause drowsiness, so don't operate heavy machinery. And may RGIII and company take care of "America's Team". -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for a semi-decent day of weather for the holiday, but look out on Friday! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I may not get em all right but I get em So, OK, I got Mike McKEOWN's ('60) b-day wrong... not because I had it wrong the ol' cheat sheet but because I transferred it wrong on to the trusty yellow stickie... now I find I missed CRIGLER's ('64) b-day... I used to post his twice a year till somebody told me he only had one b-day... but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get these two right... unless of course I don't... in which case... bummer... sold a car recently and the kid paid me in cash... I have been dreading going to the bank figuring the teller will figure I'm either a pimp or a drug dealer... finally sent a runner to do it... he informed me there will "Patriot Act" forms to fill out... now I try my damndest not to get involved in Poly ticks in the Sandstorm... but I gotta fill out Patriot Act forms for using the currency of the realm? I can't take it any more!!!!!!!!!! When I did my Social Security thing they said I gotta have direct deposit... ok nuff of that... the portant thing is that two of my dear Bombers are having b-days and that's the topic of the day... I love ya both as brother and sister and wish Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) and Brad WEAR ('71) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your special day, November 22, 2012... I was gonna send you money but didn't wantcha to have to fill out forms or have direct deposit so allya get is this wonderful note in the Sandstorm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: good one Gobble, gobble everyone everywhere--hope it's a good one. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from wetter than wet Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta KIRKWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry JONES ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DAWSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles JERMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENITZER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Elaine MARSHALL ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I think it was John, Paul, George and/or Ringo who said about the Queen, "Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl but she hasn't got a lot to say. That being said, every June or so "Her Majesty, on one of her several birthdays, serves up an Honours List noting people who have her favor for deeds done and I suppose not done. I religiously check said list to see if she's gotten it right. So far she's done a pretty fair job, but she continues to exclude the birthday boy. He deserves to be recognized for being a really good guy, but maybe in her eyes, his tenure in the South End earned him a spot betwixt Pook and I (or is it Pook and me). I guess having been given a hearty Pasadena year after year by HRHEII, is some sort of recognition. Happy Birthday to Terry JONES ('64), they don't come much better. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) My husband and I were watching Myth Busters the other night. They were doing an experiment to find out if it was truth or myth about feeling sleepy after eating turkey. They did 3 experiments and found that it was the number of calories that one eats that makes them feel sleepy and want to take a nap after a turkey meal. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Having a great day for Thanksgiving today. The rains are holding off. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) to: Don LYALL ('52) GEAUX TIGERS! Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 61 at around midnight. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Santino FONTANA (2000) in Macy's T'giving Parade ~ 11/22/12 TC Herald For those of you who watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade you may have seen Santino FONTANA (2000) preform as the prince in the Cinderella portion. Santino moved to New York in 2007 and has starred in several plays AWESOME job, Santino!!! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Dawn BELL ('67) Happy Birthday Dawn [11/22]!! Hope you have or had a great one! Hey Have you heard from Peg at all? Have a Happy Birthday & Happy Thanksgiving! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nola DAVEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darla WISE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CHRISTIAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Terry & Linda HUTSON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Guess I must have slept through that Myth busters episode. So they claim it is the amount and not the triptofan that one consumes which causes drowzyness. That's possible. Because, even though I did not eat all that much, I did manage to miss most of the 2nd half of Redskins/Cowboys, but did come alive for the finish (as did the 'Skins). I would have sent this thank you privately, but your e-mail address has me wondering what is going on in Eureka, CA, where one has to but "morlock" in it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What I've learned about birthdays The queen ain't Clare Voy Yant... if ya want her to wish somebody an HB it's best to let her know the name, year and date. Then it gets added to the fishal list. Been planning today's b-day for a Bomber-babe for a few days... what shall I say... had bunches of stories... since this was my "Senior Love" she's quite special. Then I started thinking about the stories about Sr. Year... one thing about sr. year is we think we're big time growed up while we're struttin' the halls and all... but truth be told, prolly some of the dumbest things I ever did up to that point were accomplished Sr. year... I mean really dumb stuff... now If I go tellin' stories 'bout the b-day girl they prolly happened during my Sr. year... they are prolly left unsaid for the most part... I can say that I adopted her famblie or they adopted me... Her Brother Stanley ('63-RIP) and I had some pretty darned fun times... we all hadda ball hangin' round Puyallup, where her brother Jerry (NAB-RIP) and his wife Jean ('62) lived. Her brother Bob ('63) was always great to me and I thought he was about as cool as anybody could be... I mean how many guys have Kent Morrill as their best man... "You're a dirty Robber"... oops getting carried away... Stanley and I would go into a store and all of a sudden, Stan would start dragging one foot and slobbering all over himself screaming "Mom said you were spozed to take care of me... !" Actually it's kinda like what Terry DAVIS ('65) and I used to do with our billy Bob teeth to poor SIMPSON ('65-RIP) on H-wwod Blvd... After my last leave in Richland, George KELLY ('64), Stan and I went into Tacoma to get tattooed... I couldn't sit still and the guy got pretty upset with me... my 'USMC" goes off at an angle as a result... Stan and George got bored and went off and found a party leaving me in the finest area of the city... eventually I left the parlor and just then Stan pulled up and opened the door... about 100 empties rolled on to the street and I jumped in his Dad's El Camino... When we woke at Jean's the next morning Irene (Mom2) was standing over me: "DAVID RIVERS what have you done!" Since I was the only one with the big band-aid I couldn't point to George and Stan and hadda take the heat alone. The b-day girl and I have never really drifted apart and ties will always be there... the most amazing thing that happened between us was the day I was concerned because I hadn't heard from her Mom in a while... I called the house... b-day girl answered and we each exclaimed surprise to hear the other's voice... she said "I was on my way to Mom's funeral and something made me stop by the house... the phone was ringing and it was you." "The last thing mom said was 'tell David I love him'". So I'll leave this little post on that note and wish my Senior Love a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) on your special day, November 24, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis SCHODT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles SOLOMON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran TEEPLE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CANTRELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie NELSON ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon RICE ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly STREGE ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) On the college football front; the Dawgs lost to the Cougs (eat your heart out McCOY ('45))); the Beavs got beat by the Squacks; the Cardinal defeated the Bruins and will have to play them again for the Pac-12 title; and Tommy Trojan couldn't make it against the lads from South Bend, IN. It would appear that ND [that's the UNDEFEATED University of Notre Dame -- from South Bend, IN -- for those who haven't been paying attention. -Maren] will now face either 'Bama or Georgia for the National Title [on January 7th, 2013,}. Other BCS Bowl games to be determined later. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers predict at least dry until late Monday **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) LOL... we've had to explain more than once about the e-mail address. Waaaaaay back when we first got a computer, I didn't know anything about Windows and e-mail addresses, etc. Would have used our 'real' name in the address if I had had some smarts about these things. At the time, we lived in Wenatchee and belonged to a group that "played" the Middle Ages. The group is known as the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). It's an international group. You pick out a persona and a name. My husband's name was "Morlock" (a protector of the moors in England). We were in the group for the 6 years that we lived in Wenatchee before moving to Eureka. They had a group in Arcata that we went to a couple times. Naw... they were mostly college kids and wanted to party more than be serious. We gave it up. The SCA is an educational organization. Hence, our e-mail address. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA The sun is shinning once again. The rains have held off a few more days than was predicted. Still warm temps in the high 50s and low 60s. It's going to really hit one of these days and be COLD and RAINY. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Pat McCOY ('55), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: BERLIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John FLETCHER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eleanor ATTWOOD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: CB LIH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill WALSER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat McCOY ('55) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Don't poke the bear. -Pat McCOY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Black Friday display As we have done for all but one Black Friday for the last 20 plus years we staged a large display at the Coeur d'Alene resort in the City of CDA on CDA Lake. Below is a URL from U-tube by an unknown person, that is pretty good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dPE3XbWBjV4 We had 2 barges crammed with guns (mortars) from 4 to 12 inch in diameter. They were about 300 feet apart. I was in charge of the effects on the boardwalk. You will see them on the left side of the screen. The long gold lights you see in the background were 4 of the 5 Lake CDA Cruise boats. They were over 1600 feet behind the barges. The sponsor (CDA Resort) was super happy with the display. I spent a delightful Thanksgiving afternoon and evening with Wally ERICKSON ('53) and his wife, Jean at Sunup Bay. They did not know I was over there doing the display until their daughter spotted me somewhere and told her dad and he sent me an e-mail invitation. Their Thanksgiving Family dinner was Saturday this year, so we had a very nice thanksgiving dinner with just the three of us. Thanks to a Bomber friend and the success of the display I had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Jackie did her display on Saturday night and everybody said it was the best ever of the 20 some times it has been staged. We are making big changes in the way we do displays in Alaska and it makes it much easier to be a success no matter what the weather. More on this later. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home on an almost warm clear night in Tacoma. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Notre Dame We are THRILLED that "the UNDEFEATED University of Notre Dame -- from South Bend, IN" (you got that right, Maren) -- will now face either 'Bama or Georgia for the National Title on January 7th, 2013. My husband George (ND BSME '61, ND MSME '63, instructor 1961-'66) has thoroughly infected me with "Fighting Irish" blood, to go along with my Bomber and Husky blood. We have attended many of his class reunions, including his 50th, which was fabulous, and met Rudy (real guy from the movie) on several occasions. We have followed the team with dedication, especially when we lived an hour or so south of the campus from 1966-1978 (got to see Joe Montana start), and then again when we were old enough (well, the kids were old enough) and had the funds to attend some of the ND-USC games in Pasadena on Thanksgiving weekend. We had a chance to see them this Thanksgiving, and we now have an invitation to buy tickets for the BCS championship but, just our luck, we are stuck in Seattle while he recovers from radiation, chemo, and surgery for esophageal cancer. The recovery is going very well, but there are no football games in our immediate future. This year, the old alma mater takes second place to something more important. Oh well, maybe next year. We also follow the men and women during the NCAA basketball tourneys and were thrilled when ND beat Purdue for the national women's championship in 2001. ND's star player in 2001 was Ruth Riley, who lived in Macy, just down the road a few miles from our former home in Rochester. When George and I met and married in Afghanistan in the 60s, he had no idea what a sports fan he was getting! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ~ in the occasionally warm and sunny (for November) Seattle, hoping to move back to West Richland in early December and GET ON WITH OUR LIVES!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Holiday Lunch PLEASE JOIN US!!! Bomber Lunch Social - Celebrating Christmas Portland / Vancouver Area WHEN: Saturday December 1 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 Drive under the train tracks and straight south 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. PLEASE RSVP -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/12 28 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andrew ECKERT, Jr. ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat FUNK ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Your explanation of the "morlock" in your e-mail address is far less than what I first believed it to be. I was beginning to think along the lines of H. G Wells' "Time Traveller", and what happened at the end of both the book and the movie. To: Pat McCOY ('55): I trust you are referring to your considerably older brother when you speak of awakening "the bear" and not the variety from either L.A. or Berkeley. There was also supposed to be a birthday note, but I have forgotten whom. I know, Maren, I should have looked at the calendar. I did, but that was 5 minutes before I started this. Of course there are some who would say to look at the list just below the masthead, but that list is published the same time as this. So, whoever you are, have a happy birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the frost is definitely on the pumpkin, and the weather guessers are saying rain returns later this week (Thursday). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fireworks on YouTube Larry, impressive display. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, December 1 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: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: David RIVERS' ('65) Birthday I had no brothers or sisters... Ellen had little and big sisters... Cecilia had tons of sibs... but not one of us had a little brother... and all that entails. Well, Bombers, we three have one now... and have had for several years. This guy is a cheerleader, a teacher, a great patriot, somewhat of a perv, a birthday champion, a constitutional attorney, an appreciated Veteran, a hot rod junkie who understands my son-in-law and husband (well... kind of), a friend of the famous and infamous alike, and most of all a true friend... who bleeds, sweats and dreams in green and gold. We consider him a mascot of the mighty and all cool Gold Medal Class of '63... and so far usually behaves around us. He has been severely punished for his Sandstorm contributions detailing house parties... and am not sure he has learned his lesson... but Ellen can punish him... which, sadly, he likes. Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63), has tried, to no avail, to teach him how to be a gentleman... but that's like the pot calling the kettle... well, you know the rest. He is part of the Olympia gathering slumber party... he, Cecilia and Nancy (forever young and beautiful) WICK Hamilton ('65) compromise the Cute Little Class of '65 contingent... and have the necessary jammies. Because of this Birthday boy's reputation... he is forced to sleep in the basement with Barbie and Jiminy Cricket... but again, sadly, he likes that. At the Beach Blanket Bingo house party in Orange County, we let him sleep on the main floor... but on a truly horrible pull out sofa... again, strangely, he was fine... sipping his cold coffee. We know we can count on him... we know he loves us... we know he's there for us. He's there for parties, reunions, funerals, and for any reason we need him... Now, before, you think to yourself... this can't be right... he can't be that wonderful... there is a dark and perverted side which has been brought to light by another classmate of ours, Leo WEBB ('63)... David just can't help himself, but we girls have learned to DELETE quickly... We love him lots... will see him next week in the wet wilds of Olympia (the cold is hard on us weirdos from California & Nevada)... but before we do, we wish him the best birthday ever! Lots of car talk with the donut boyz... lots of calls from his Sorry Seven crew... and remember to pack your woolies! Love to David RIVERS ('65)! from ML, e, & Ceci -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) -Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson (Gold Medal Class of '63) -Cecilia BENNETT McCartney ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fireworks on YouTube Whoever took the Youtube video did a fantastic job. You almost, but not quite, felt as though you were there in the crowd. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving as well. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We also had a great Thanksgiving with friends **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Christmas Well, it looks like we've done a great job of throwing Christ out of Christmas. We went shopping for a Nativity Scene in the Tri-Cities yesterday. Shopko, Target, Wal*Mart, Big Lots, Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, even the Dollar Tree (thought we might find a little one) - none of them had Nativity Scenes. They had all kinds of Christmas stuff, but nothing that reflects the true meaning of Christmas. We finally found it at Grigg's in Pasco; they actually had three different ones. Jeers to all those retailers; Cheers to Griggs. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where we are chasing a couple of mice that want to live with us (we don't agree with their plan - lol, ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/12 27 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Bill BERLIN ('56) Judy WILLOX ('61), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Howard MADSEN ('70/'71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Football To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re the Husky loss to the Cougs. I agree with my brother, ie, don't poke the bear. There will be another game next year. I hate it when penalties decide a game. I am not talking about bad calls, just any calls. It is frustrating. 18 for the UW 7 for WSC. (I know, I know they are a U. But then why do they still have that WSC logo?) Another case in point; the ruffing the passer call on the Seahawks. Our guy was in the air when the pass was thrown. Some have said it was helmet to helmet. No way, he hit the QB with both hands to the chest. The main reason it was intercepted was the hit, that's how close it was. As for Notre Dame: I carry no water for them even considering my years in a Catholic grade school. When I was a lad growing up Roosevelt was always the Pres, nothing wrong with that, Joe Louis was always champ, OK, and N D was always No. 1, not always OK. Do I sound bitter? Yes I am. that was one lousy weekend. I will have a better time this weekend. No UW game. But the Seahawks... Dick McCoy (From the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Larry MATTINGLY 's ('60) fireworks in Idaho I was out for a walk today and ran into my neighbors who told me they had a great Thanksgiving in Cour d'Alene and the next day they read about a fireworks display on the lake so they took their three Grandkids. Because they were staying at the resort they had front row seats for the show. My neighbor said he did not know what to expect in CDL but after all it is a reasonably small market but he said that when it was over it was the best fireworks show he had ever seen... bar none. He noted the two barges but the amount of "shots" would seem like four but it came off without a flaw in the best show he had ever seen. He said that all of the comments he heard afterwards were "fantastic," "unreal," "fabulous," "really worth the time and effort. I told him that a friend of mine and a graduate of Columbia High School, now Richland High School and he and his company did the CDL shoot. He sends Larry his compliments, a sign of a former Marine General who has seen his share of "fireworks." Great job Larry. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where we are getting ready to head to our condo in Rancho Mirage, CA. Ah, the sun and warmth. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) To; All of you big Cinnamon Bears listeners out there: Don't forget that you start your first episode on Thursday, the 29th. I have mine out and all ready to go. Keeps us young and in a child like wonderment, and that is a good thing. Especially when as adults we can have that still, but also know the real meaning of Christmas. Bomber Cheers for a very Merry Christmas to all of you out there; and, to all of our veterans, young and old. May they have the peace that they fight for us. -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) Your tribute to David RIVERS ('65) was fantastic! Don't think you left out anything. Most of us feel the same way... he is one TRUE friend to have! I don't know him in person, but I've gotten to know him through the Sandstorm and Facebook. His humor is quite contagious and he will be the first person, if possible, there on the scene for us all. Happy [belated] Birthday to you, David [on 11/27]!! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Nativity Set Deedee, come to Bakersfield, CA... our Wal*Mart, Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, Michael's, K-Mart, Rite-Aid, Costco, and other stores all have Nativity sets, large and small and even ones that you can set outside, in your yard. To: David RIVERS ('65) Happy Birthday, on your special day, November 27... broke the mold when they made you... am happy to call you friend and glad that we met, even though it was years after high school. *grin* you are a true Bomber... your memory of all things relating to Bombers and Richland is amazing... brings lots of good feelings, whenever I read your posts. -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: New website captures Hanford, other voices From 11/27/12 Tri-City Herald "The Atomic Heritage Foundation is making the voices of those who built Hanford and other Manhattan Project sites available on a new website." Click for a link to the article. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ From a very chilly Richland!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/12 26 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis ERVIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny DUNCAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CAMPBELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOWELL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blaine HOPKINS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick POLK ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan VACH ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MEADER ('73) First day of CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Paddy O'Cinnamon" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Dick McCOY ('45) Though a Huskie rather than a Coug, and as a wannabe designer (bachelor of architecture, 1967), I did notice when the WSU logo was altered to no longer read WSC. The cat's lower jaw is now sort of a U rather than a distinct C. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst (Gold Medal class of '63) Re: WSU logo To: Dick McCOY ('45) Dick, why change a logo when the "c" turned on its side becomes a "u"? The logo is too clever and cool to toss for a different one. Perhaps I'm partial because my son is a Coug graduate. -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst (Gold Medal class of '63) ~ From foggy Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Linda REINING ('64) Wow. Guess living in big cities has its benefits, eh?! Years ago we bought an outdoor set and we put it out every year. My hubby used to build a cave for it, but hes slowing down as he gets older (he is 77 now, but I still cant keep up with him lol). The original birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem was a stable. Wood was scarce in the holy land, so most stables were built in rocks like caves. When Armand built it, it looked very authentic; our neighbors all loved it. We still put it out, but no cave. BTW, did you know that the wise men weren't ever at the stable? Jesus, Mary and Joseph were living in a house when they arrived and Jesus was a toddler by then. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where it has decided to be cold and we caught two mice. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Write up on Manhattan Project Voices Article (November 27th TCH) I enjoyed Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) writeup in today's (November 28th) Sandstorm about the November 27th Tri-City Herald article about the new web site for the voices of Hanford, Manhattan Project, Indians, etc... Click here for the link. When I read the article, I discovered that it did not provide the link to the Manhattan Project web site, so I called Annette Cary (who wrote the article) and left a message requesting that she provide me with the link to the web site. When she called me back a few minutes later, she said the link to the web site is: http://manhattanprojectvoices.org/ Check it out! It's got some interesting and informative entries! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/12 25 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Linda REINING ('64), Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) Rick MADDY ('67), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanne TURNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill TADLOCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan KLUSMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CLARK ('71) 11/30 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Weary Willy" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Happy birthday to one of my sister's best friends, Janis ERVIN ('49) [on 11/29]. I hope you have many more. -Jim WATTS ('54) and his brother Bob **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dick McCOY (of many classes): Now you know how the fans of and the Packers felt after the "loss" to the Seaslugs. And look what that achieved; an end to the lock-out of "real" NFL officials. And, after further review, the "real" zebras have made (or not made) many bad calls. It is dis-heartening to a team and its fans to loose a game due to a blunder made by and official. Unfortunately, them poor guys is just people, and we know that people make mistakes. As for the "Wazzo" logo looking more like a "C" than a "U"; it's all in the eye of the beholder. And whether a "C" or a "U", it's still a "cow college" stuck out in the middle of nowhere. And OSU (formerly OAC - Oregon Agricultural College) students think they have if bad in Corvallis. There is an almost freeway from I-5 to the east bank of the Willamette just short of Corvallis, but, unless the roads have been re-aligned, there is no easy way to Pullman. Heck, both Central and Eastern are easier to get to. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where another monsoon has blown into tow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Nativity Scene yes, I knew that the wise men didn't actually visit Jesus as a baby... our pastor said it was more like 3 years after His birth, when they appeared. have you ever wondered why we always insist on placing the nativity in a winter scene, with snow, when there wouldn't have been any snow in Bethlehem? that entire scene would have been in the desert, so it would have amongst sand. *grin* I painted my nativity set, it's ceramic/bisque and I also made a creche for it, that I decorated as though it were made out of wood and straw. LOVE this time of year... even all the crowds don't bother me,,, love the smells, the sounds, and the sights, just wish stores would wait till AFTER Thanksgiving to put out their decorations. At least, they haven't started playing Christmas music, yet. Re: Cinnamon Bear I have the entire set on cassette tapes that I ordered years ago... LOVE that series,,, I remember when it would come on, around 5:00 every night and lasted for 15 minutes, I think. We'd sit in the kitchen, around the table and listen to it, nightly. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ finally got some cooler temps, fog, and even a few sprinkles of rain, in Bakersfield, CA... am loving this weather, only thing missing is snow. *grin* although, IF I really want it, I can drive about an hour and be in it... Tehachapi gets a lot of snow. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathryn Hodgin, aka Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) Carol CROSS Llewellyn ('64) lost her life partner of 34 years on November 23, 2012. Gordon Dennis "Denny" Main was 72. His obituary is in the Daily World Newspaper, Gray's Harbor, WA. Condolences to my beloved friend, Carol, and her brothers, Allan ('59), Bobby ('62), and Duane ('79) and Cross cousins Helen ('62), and Roy ('65). All are Bombers. -Cathryn Hodgin, aka Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Miss Atomic Bomb I am sure I could pick several more instances where we all here in the Alumni Sandstorm have a lot in common. One is Richland High School formerly known as Col-Hi. I think of Prince when I hear that. And, the shadow of the Manhattan Project's nuclear bomb mushroom cloud is, at least I believe it is, a biggy in our commonality for being raised in the Tri-Cities... something I would never change... ever, by the way. Loved growing up in Richland. The fond memories of electrocuting night-crawlers and... well, it can be a very long list of fondness. Miss being there sometimes. For sure, miss old friends living there. Sometimes, jokingly, when asked where I grew up, I tell folks in Desert World at Disneyland. I usually get that quizzical look from them that says, "Anaheim?" ...okay, back to the bomb and cloud. Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a time-lapse map (with counter) of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dc3_1353894906 Now, after viewing this vid, I thought it would be really nice if the city of Richland could bring back a good old Atomic City modeling contest. Name the contest Miss Atomic Bomb. Hopefully done in July. We already know where the fireworks are coming from. I love walking the Columbia River down by the park and boat launch that time of year. The smell of exhaust fumes from ski boats, rotted carp on the banks of the Yakima, the aroma of hot desert sage, the already mentioned fishing worms being stuck on a fishhook, laughing children... I almost tear up thinking about it, seriously. The contest would give me a good reason to leave my apartment. A change of pace from the Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA scenery. It's a win-win. I know there is a song in YouTube with the same title, Miss Atomic Bomb, by The Killers, but we don't need the song. Just the title. I believe the contest could also show our strong ties to the cloud within the alumni majority for any opposition to probing attempts by the politically correct, school board, city officials, county, state, Federal, the buzz killers, fist- pumpers, the entire population of Japan and/or any other authoritative sneak attack coming from left field on the mascot symbol... and with a little help from our Proud of the Cloud entourage, reinforce our mindset of, 'just leave things alone.' Miss Atomic Bomb. Rolls off the tongue like Col-Hi, doesn't it. Thinking out loud, again. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Happy Birthday to Rick POLK ('70) [on 11/29]... nobody could drain it from the corner like Rick. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2012 ~ December, 2012