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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/01/12 ~ NOT 24 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays, one Bomber lunch, one College Football game and Cinnamon Bear today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley PITTMAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris WILLIAMSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy MARSHALL ('73) 12/01 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Crazy Quilt Dragon" Today. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/02/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti SNIDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy RICE ('73) 12/02 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "The Ikaboos" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Shirley PITTMAN Molnaa ('52) Re: Birthday Greetings I remember when your sister, Jean, ('54), used to borrow your beautiful clothes to wear to Col-Hi after you had gone to work. I also remember your wonderful parents Homer and Eula Pittman, who were my second set of parents during the early '50s. Was that over 60 years ago? I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday (yesterday) which incidentally is my husband Carls birthday also. -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Shelby Puppy Update We had two weekends of dog shows in Tucson, AZ in November. We had a wonderful two weekends with Shelby's puppies who are now 19 months old. The first weekend we showed Duke and Princess and the second weekend we showed Baron and Diva. Our girl, Tonka, who we sold to a lady in California was here for the shows both weekends. Below are the accomplishments for the dogs: Duke, aka "Black Bart" November 10 he won Winners Dog and Best of Winners. This earned him his first major which was worth 4 points. He now has a total of 8 points. Tonka, aka "Buttercup" November 9 she won Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex. This earned her her first major which was worth 5 points. On November 10 she again won Winners Bitch and Best of Opposite Sex. This earned her second major which was worth 4 points. The number of points earned is based on the number of dogs beaten in the competition. This completed the requirement of 2 major wins and a total of 15 points and she is now a Champion. Tonka is Shelby's first puppy to earn a Championship. November 17, 18 & 19 Tonka won Best of Opposite Sex all three days. It takes 3 major wins and 25 points to become a Grand Champion and Tonka only needs 3 more points to earn that title. Princess, aka "Purple" November 11 & 12 she won Winners Bitch. This earned her two major wins of 4 points each. My husband, Dave COCHRAN ('61), was her handler for the show. She now has a total of 8 points. Baron, aka "Green" November 19 he won Winners Dog and Best of Winners. This earned him his first major which was worth 4 points. He now has a total of 7 points. Diva, aka "Golden Girl" November 19 she won Winners Bitch. This was a major win worth 4 points. She now has a total of 4 points. Dave Cochran ('61) was Diva's handler for the shows. -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Cimumum Bare Even tho yesterday wuzn't a real SS, it was still enough to remind me to order the Cimumum bare for my partner... we were talking about "old" stuff the other day and he was surprised I had listened to the Bare... he said I was the first person he'd ever met who listened to it... told him he sure hadn't met many Bombers... We also shared our horror when we learned "Sparky" was a stupid puppet... I learned when I ordered a picture... he learned when he saw Big John and Sparky in a parade on Fremont street... what a bummer that musta been... but today I wanna be sure and wish another Bomber-babe an HB so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti SNIDER ('65) on your special day, December 2, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Inviting all Richland Bombers (no matter what year you graduated) to join us next weekend for the last Patti's Memorial Tri-City All Bomber Lunch of 2012! Bring a family member, friend, or classmate and help us celebrate this special time of year! WHAT: Patti's Memorial "All Bomber" Lunch WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2012 TIME: 12:30pm to 3pm WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) CONTACTS: Judy WILLOX ('61), Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61), or Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Larry FRITTS ('71), Author If you are wondering who literally wrote the book on blues guitarit is Dr. Lawrence FRITTS ('71). That would, of course, be our own Larry FRITTS, long time guitar hero with Dog Years and other bands. Larry is now a professor of music and composition at University of Iowa. Click for the most comprehensive book on blues guitar available anywhere. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/03/12 22 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VINCENT ('71) 12/03 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Weasley Wailing Whale" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Dust The recent Burns special on the Dust Bowl Brought back memories of my early days in Richland. I noticed that Burns did differentiate between Sand and dust. Dust caused those storms from the wheat fields which closed roads between Pasco and Spokane. On the other hand, the construction town of Hanford suffered from blown sand. It was built on a huge sand mass. Termination Winds they were called. "IE DuPont... I don't know about E but I am leaving." In August of 1943 we moved in to a "B" house on the East side of Thayer Drive ("A" street then). Across from us in the summer of 1943 were two farms. One, up on Williams and Thayer, consisted of a ramshackle house and barn, and was nestled in a grove of gigantic Cottonwoods. The other, down by Symons, was very tidy, surrounded by orchards of Italian plums. The farmer never got to pick them that fall, because the Feds ran him off. (But that is another story) Soon after, in a Henry Ford assembly line manner, a covey of dozers and backhoes descended on the farms and dug basements for homes from Williams up yonder to the North. Then they went away for a few months leaving us with piles of sand and empty holes standing ominously right across the street. Then the winds came and we had our own sandstorm. We had a hummer in our house, a loose piece of insulation paper under the shakes that hummed like a one-note harmonica when winds reached about thirty MPH. When, after the dozers, it sounded off, we could expect to be covered in sand. The finest particles got under our windows and the bigger sands under our door in neat piles. We could hear it hit the windows in waves. If the wind was up when I went to school, I had to run for a couple of blocks, to escape the stinging sands on my face and hands. I soon learned to cover up, like a burka.. In the spring the boys came back along, redug the holes, and built the bleeping houses. Peace reigned again, though our hummer never as loud again. Now you might understand why some of the good folks at the school paper changed its name from the Rocket to the Sandstorm, which still exists, as you can see. I have a hunch Chalky CONWAY ('45-RIP) had something to do with that. Also, when Lola YALE, (wb) editor of our unamed Club 40 newsletter and I thought we should get with it. We figured old = dust. Viola! Dust Storm. True Story. -Dick McCOY (From the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Maren You are the Best Re: My Dec. 2 Alumni Sandstorm Post When I sent my post yesterday, I only included Shelby's puppies' show pictures. What a pleasant surprise to see my Alumni Sandstorm posting where Maren added the puppy pictures and the 1 year old picture for each dog. That was a lovely gesture. Maren, you do a wonderful job in publishing the Alumni Sandstorm and I thank you so much. -Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Jon and Sparky [This picture was submitted back in 1999. -Maren] I too was disappointed to learn that Sparky was a puppet. The way I found out was when my parents took me to see them do a live show at the Walla Walla Armory. However, I did keep on listening and remember that the show ended with a series about how everyone they knew seemed to be Martians and they were trying to figure out what was going on. Well, it never really ended; the final show had Big Jon and Sparky explaining to the radio audience that it was just a club where their friends were just pretending to be Martians and apparently the whole town, except them, was in on it. Funny, that and the theme song, "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" are the only things I remember about the show. Re: The Monster That Devoured Cleveland Some six months ago or so you mentioned having car problems as big as the monster that devoured Cleveland for us Maynard fans. Maynard G. Krebs (or is it Crebs?--oh well, in one episode it was pointed out that even Maynard didn't know) was the beatnik sidekick of Dobie Gillis in the TV Show "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" from 1959 until 1963. I enjoyed watching the program and when CBN broadcast it in the early '80s, my daughter liked it too. It is now on MeTV in the middle of the night Sat-Sun and I have been recording it. A few days ago I was watching several I had recorded and in one episode they all thought Maynard was leaving. He was standing on the street with his suitcase and they were trying to talk him into staying. He explained that he was just going to the movie and they showed the theater in the background. I'm sure with those 21" TV sets everyone had in those days, and as it went by so fast, that everyone, or at least almost everyone missed it. But, since I now have the latest electronic technology, I backed up and paused my VHS videotape to see what was on the marquee. It was a triple feature: "The Monster That Devoured Cleveland," "Bride of the Monster That Devoured Cleveland," and "Son of the Monster That Devoured Cleveland." Oh, and what was in the suitcase; it was full his snacks for the movie. Which makes me wonder how someone can eat a whole suitcase full of candy bars while watching a movie and remain as skinny as Maynard. Re: Sidekicks and characters In those old TV shows it seems that I always enjoyed watching the ones that played the "characters" more than the lead actor. In Dobie I got a kick out of Maynard, and later also Chatsworth Osborne, Jr. (who recently passed away). In the Disney TV version of Zorro it was Sergeant Garcia. In "Leave it to Beaver" it was Eddie Haskell. In "McHale's Navy" almost everyone except Ernest Borgnine (also recently passed away) played a character, but my favorite has to be Captain Wally Binghamton. Although I don't think Gabby Hayes was on any of the Roy Rogers TV shows, he was in some of their movies, and at least one John Wayne movie. If I took the time, I could probably think of more, but my two favorites have to be Barney Fife of the "Andy Griffith Show" and "Ed Norton" of "The Honeymooners." -Dennis HAMMER ('64) P.S. Maynard said he flunked Geography four out of three times; and Dobie reminded him he didn't do so good in Math either. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Joe C. ADAIR (`50-RIP) -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/04/12 21 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michelle KAFENTZIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DANIEL ('71) 12/04 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Samuel Seal" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Now you and RIVERS ('65) know how McCOY (all those classes) felt when he learned that Charlie McCarthy was a dummy. In your mention of George "Gabby" Hayes as Roy's sidekick in the movies and once in a John Wayne flick, you might have forgotten that Gabby along with Yakima Canutt appeared in almost all of the early John Wayne 60 minute westerns. They would alternate between playing the sidekick and the bad guy. Gabby would put on a fake beard when he did the sidekick. Re: On a football note: The Cardinal will play the Badgers in the Rose Bowl and 'Bama will go up against ND for the BCS title. All other bowl games almost meaningless except for fans of the teams participating including Northern Illinois. And the Seahawks proved themselves to be legit by beating the Bears in Chicago. No really bad calls by officials in this one. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where yet another monsoon blows its way through. If the remaining leaves were drier, we might have a leaf-storm. *************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I couldn't help responding to the subject of dust storms when we were growing up in Richland. I too was interested in the Burns special on the Dust Bowl. I remember getting caught in a dust or sandstorm coming home from Spalding School one afternoon back in the '50s. Of course, we girls couldn't wear anything but dresses to school back then, so I just remember we "hit the ground" to try to protect ourselves as best we could as it pelleted us... and once I got a scratch in my eye from dust. The doctor came to the house that evening, as I had about rubbed my eye out, it irrated me so much. He said the dust or sand was gone, but I had scratched my eye, and gave me some wonderful magic salve that took away that irritation, so I could leave it alone to heal.. well, now I won't be writing from the Grand Canyon anymore (at least for awhile, as I'm home from that great trip, nor will I be writing from Grandview on the Ohio River, as of yesterday my husband started preaching at a new church in Hope, IN. It is between Shelbyville and Columbus, tucked between Highways I-74 and I-65 on highway 9. It's a historic little town started by Moravians in 1830, and we have a historic church that was built in 1890 from a kit from the catalogue!! While we will serve a historic church, the parsonage is almost brand new, just 3 years old. Christmas Blessings to all, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in Hope, IN with hope for our future. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Big Jon and Sparkie To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) and David RIVERS ('65) I LOVED Big Jon and Sparkie. I can still picture lying down in front of the big radio console to listen to the program. I saw them "live" when they performed at the Uptown Theater. I was shattered to learn that Sparkie was not a real boy. In 1968, when I was a junior in college, I did a semester in Paris with other NW students. One morning I was downstairs in the student lounge talking to a young man from the UW. It turned out that he, too, had been a fan of the show. This was wonderful; I hardly ever find a person who has heard of Big Jon and Sparkie. When I tried to tell this young man that Sparkie was a puppet, not a real boy, he threw himself on the floor and began screaming, "No, No, No!" And, I was screaming, "Sparkie is a puppet!" Apparently, our noise was carrying to the classroom above us because several people rushed down to find out what was going on. They were not happy with us. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Please look at the future classes of '65 and '66 Marcus Whitman grade school picture that Bob DeGRAW ('66) sent to me. It is a combo class for 4th and 5th grade students with Mrs. Zbyszewski as teacher. If you have more names, please send them to me. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/05/12 20 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ed WOOD ('62), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Nancy MALLORY ('64), Ray STEIN ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janine RIGHTMIRE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna THORSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art SNYDER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff FULCHER ('76) 12/05 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Presto the Magician" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: ONDCP supporting fight against drugged driving Yesterday the White Houses Office of National Drug Control Policy published a blog they requested that I write. Im hoping that the added publicity will direct more drugged driving victims and their families to my victim network to encourage more legislatures to deal with our under-reported drugged driving epidemic. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Yeah, I can understand the same might happen if Charlie McCarthy was only heard on radio, then seen on TV. I think I first saw Charlie and Bergen was on Groucho's "You Bet Your Life." Although Charlie had been in some earlier movies. I saw "You Can't Cheat an Honest Man" on TV a long time ago, but didn't correctly remember the title so jumped at the chance recently to see "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break." Wrong movie; it did have W. C. Fields, but no Charlie McCarthy. I believe we got TV in 1954. I remember when the political conventions came on (I believe the first time they were broadcast) and to a 9 year old boy just ruined two weeks of TV watching. I did see Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show. A few years ago someone I worked with gave me a DVD with four of John Wayne's earlier movies, so when I read your post, I checked it out. All four had Yakima Canutt and three had Gabby Hayes in them. I had only watched the first one which was without Gabby, I'm going to get at it and watch the other three. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: Marcus Whitman Picture I was surprised to see my younger brother Jesse MALLORY ('66) in the Marcus Whitman picture. I don't remember him being in a combo class -- not that I would have taken notice back then! -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) I updated this parody that I wrote in 1998 since UW is again going to a meaningless Bowl game, even though they have 5 losses. To: Dick McCoy aka D. B. Cooper ('45), Jim Cochrane ('64), et. al. T'was almost Christmas '12 all over the Palouse, Not a creature was stirring, not even Bill Moos. COUGAR nation was resting, a few in their beds, With visions of the Apple Cup still in their heads. But down in Las Vegas the huskies were abuzz. They had a meaningless Bowl game, Maaco it t'was. Now about this same time, Santa Claus was ready For Christmas deliveries in his sleigh so steady. On a trial run to Vegas he said, "Sakes alive! That looks like the huskies, but their losses were five?" Now Santa wears red, but it's not for the fashion. His clothes are all crimson 'cause COUGS are his passion. So when he looked down and saw purple and yellow, "Down with the wet dawgs!" cried this jolly old fellow. So the plan he devised you would not have believed. All his reindeer had eaten, but had not relieved. Now he circled his sleigh and he steered it in low. When they were over the dawgs, his reindeer let go. The sound and debris, yes it made such a clatter. Sarkisian looked up to see what was the matter. That nasty stuff did fall on Thompson, on Sankey, On Feeney, on Trufant, on Jenkins so lanky. It hit thousands of huskies, surely no fewer, So it rained from the sky, this yuletide manure. As Santa Claus flew off on this pre-Christmas day, Some people who were there heard this jolly man say, "Merry Christmas to you and to you and to you, I say down with the huskies, forever WAZZU!". -Ray STEIN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'Nuther one a them special babes Now don't get me wrong... I think all Bomber-babes are special... this one is one of those Col.-Hi flames that naturally never completely extinguishes... now I've told this story before and I won't put the B-day babe thru the retelling of a story I can't say I wear the white hat in... (oh crap... a preposition... )... we really did have some grand times, but as usual I was 17 and a guy... in other words I was dumber than dirt and not always what someone might wanna take home to Mommy... There were much more socially acceptable young gentlemen out there and she found one and the entire famblie and I have got along famously ever since... I love getting together with the B-day girl and her fambilie whenever we can and it's always great to see them... but in all honesty, I do gotta say that John ('64) made a great catch and he was clearly much more mature and right thinking than I at a younger age... I mean... if I'da had my way, I might still be stalking the halls at Col-Hi as its oldest Sr. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Janine Elizabeth RIGHTMIRE ('65) on your special day, December 5, 2012!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/06/12 19 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil GOFF ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha LAWELL ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lamont DeJONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda McKNIGHT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn MASON ('71) 12/06 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Candy Pirates" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Ray STEIN's ('64) poem gave me a wonderful laugh - I'm still laughing as I write this! Sure glad I'm a Beaver grad and our team's not playing Wazzu! -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wipeout Yes... talkin' about the 45. If you know the song on the other side of "wipe Out" you got the name of the b-day boy, today... well not his name but a good clue... think "North Shore" Think beautiful long white hair... well not as long these days, in fact he wears it shorter each time I see him... I'm afraid I may never have cool white hair... both my Partners do... One is my age and the other is 3 years younger and both have been white for several years... mine gradually gets more salt and pepper but not white... My dad never did get white hair... he was getting rid of the last of the black when he died (well not like he was selling it on eBay or anything) at a pretty ripe, old age of 85-88 or so depending upon whether you believed my dad or his older sisters... Can't wait to see the b-day boy and his beeeeeeuteful wife ('63) this weekend in Olympia! Now I don't wanna give short shrift to the Bomber-babe who shares her birthday with the b-day guy so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to LaMont DeJONG ('63) and Linda McKNIGHT ('65) on their respective special day, December 6, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Calling all Class of '65 Lady Bombers! Please join us for the last '65 Ladies Lunch of 2012 next Friday! If you'd like, bring a lady friend with you, even if she's not a Bomber! If you have any questions, contact me or Ronna Jo Lynch. WHAT: Class of '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, December 14th, 2012 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: McGill's Restaurant, 1340 Jadwin (west side of the Uptown Shopping Center) CONTACT: Pat DORISS Trimble or Ronna Jo LYNCH -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: HUSKY BOWLING I will certainly agree with Herr STEIN ('64) re: the lack of meaning in the bowl game to be played by the Huskies later this month. On the other hand, with the advent of the BCS system, aren't all but one of the games meaningless now. It used to be that the winners of at least three of the bowl games (sometimes 4 or 5) could reasonably argue for the subsequent nine months about who was really "Number One," thus promoting off-season interest in the season to come. Alas, no more. As for the rest of Santa Stein's Christmas parody, it sounds suspiciously like sour grape manure; even if the Cougs did get lucky in Pullman this year. -John ALLEN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Rodney JOHNSTON ('65) ~ 1947 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/07/12 ~ PEARL HARBOR DAY 18 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stuff from 3 Bombers and one "RIP" today: Patti JONES ('60-RIP) Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOFF ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed BORASKY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOUSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SPEARS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karma KING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy HARVILLE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DAVIS ('74) 12/07 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Rolly Polly Policeman" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) Re: Christmas Tips -Patti JONES Ahrens ('60-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Larry CORYELL ('61)- Ravel's Bolero Expo 92 There are a number of Larry CORELL ('61) recordings on IF you haven't listened to him here he is doing Ravel's Bolero: Sixties CORYELL when he played with The Dynamics (1960-1965) The top photo on this page, from 2000, shows Larry CORYELL ('61) & Harry WILSON ('64 but moved after Chief Joe 9th grade). -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A date which will live.... We gots three strapping young Bomber-dudes havin' they b-days on the "Date" I've mentioned before that my old Pal, Bo Belinsky was also born on the date... Bo was 10 years older than I which means I was only 55 when he passed... actually I was 4 days shy of 55... he was several days shy of 65... dang... been 11 years now... we threw one heck of a send off at Dodger Stadium for him... that park was originally the Angel's park and so we held the send off in the club house... never seen a room so full... we took limos from Vegas to L.A... Dean Chance arranged the thing... every old sports writer and announcer who was still alive from the '60s was there... Mamie didn't show... guess that was a good thing... one of the old writers told the story of their engagement night and the "scoop" she and Bo gave him... he arrived at the suite to get his scoop and there sat the two of them butt nekud on the bed with her flashing her new rock... Dean, Bo's Doc and I had the front row... the Doc's dad had a new trophy wife who looked like Elke Sommer... she grabbed hold of my arm and held on to get in the front row... the Doc was somewhere in the back of the club-house... Parts of the event were televised live and my partners were watching it in Vegas... when they saw me with my "date" they bout passed out... one of them TEVO'd it but I must say I've never watched it... ah those were the days... we laid Bo almost next to Sonny Liston so they'd have someone to talk to... I sent one of the B-day guys an autographed copy of Bo's book "Pitching and wooing" since they shared the b-day... I hope these guys have a wonderful special day... I'll be heading for the '63 bash in Oly on these guys' day so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ed BORASKY ('59), Jim HOUSE ('63) and Jerry SPEARS ('64) on your special day, December 7, 2012!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re:Husky Bowling As always. Ray STEIN's ('64) poetry is Pulitzer and even Nobel quality, And, yes, as a Coug, I would be thrilled to be in any bowl game and who cares how sour those grapes might be. To: John ALLEN ('66) There is only one appropriate way to determine who has the better football team this year... I say we have them play a game and see which team scores the most points. Oh, wait... -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/08/12 17 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Pat HARTNETT ('59) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), John ALLEN ('66) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bernie QUALHEIM ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita CLEAVER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol FORSYTHE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHADE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bethany HAGAN ('00) 12/08 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Professor Whiz" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: A long winter's nap To: Ray "Clement Moore ('22)" STEIN ('64) Your fine Christmas poem couldn't be sweeter. But I'm afraid I must follow in the same meter. Indeed my Huskies will be in Las Vegas Bowl, While your once-a-year team, will stay in that hole Called Pullman; back in those brown hills of mud, With Coach Leach, who seems a bit of a dud. In the biennial game, at your house I must say, Magically the Cougars, turn into Green Bay. Just like in ninety-two that Hail Mary pass, Spiritually completed, in snow not in grass. Your Santa is actually from Oregon it seems, Sucker punching Jenkins, dropping stuff on our teams. Ray; stick with basketball, which is your forte And don't poke the Bear for that you will pay, When you come back to the new Husky den Gone will be Green Bay and out of your pen. So on Trufant, Feeny, Williams and Sankey. Stein, down with your Dauber, and get out your hanky. So Merry Christmas to you and to WSC, I say poo on Wazzu, and Bow down to Husky. See ya in September, Ray -Dick McCOY (From the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat HARTNETT ('59) Re: Paul KNUTSON ('59-RIP) Maren, Paul passed away November 20, 2012... how does one get the info on the Sandstorm newsletter? Obituary in the newspaper. Thank you -Pat HARTNETT ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Pat - I'm working on a Bomber Memorial. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch We had a great time again at Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver last week. We saw some new faces and heard some new stories, which is always fun. Bob CARLSON, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) and his lovely wife Karyl joined us again. Bob always has good stories to share. Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) was with us again with more photos to view. Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) and Gary Anderson (Spouse) enjoyed their visits. THANKS Jeanie & Gary for bringing the name tags and taking the photos. Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Linda Hemphill (spouse) had some great visits and enjoyed the Beaches lunch. Doug GUINN ('62) and Linda Guinn (spouse) invited their lovely daughter Sharon and her husband Duane. It was nice to meet more of the family. Don FUNDERBERG ('63) shared some old gymnastic memories with Toby ELLIOTT ('64) and others. Terry WERNER ('65) shared many stories as well. John ZIMMER ('66) drove down from Tacoma. Craig KLUCUS ('69) joined us for a while as well. It was a fun visit with all. Merry Christmas everyone. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: Gary TURNER ('71) According to the "Turner Rules/Logic," if the 3-9 Cougs are better than the 7-5 Huskies since they were the winner in the competition between the two schools, then the 7-5 Huskies are also better than the 11-2 Stanford Cardinal for the same reason. I don't think so... in either instance. "On any given Saturday... " The biggest travesty in the upcoming bowl season is Northern Illinois getting into the Orange Bowl against Florida State. How did THAT happen??? -John ALLEN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Article and picture about Roger SONDERLAND (76) 12/7/12 Tri-City Herald Many of the die-hard Bombers will remember Roger SONDERLAND ('76) playing basketball for Richland and might enjoy reading the article about his coaching career at River View High School in Finley: Merry Christmas everyone! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/09/12 16 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth MILES ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy FINNEY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MARSHALL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margi MAY ('66) 12/9 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Fee Foot the Gentle Giant" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Linda WAITE (67) Pro-bono attorney honored 12/8/12 TC Herald Linda WAITE (67), a long time lawyer who recently retired from her Richland practice, was honored with the Al Yencopal Award for her dedication to the Legal Aid Organization year after year. Congratulations, Linda! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Paul KNUTSON - Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 2012 >>Gary HICKEY - Class of 1972 ~ 1954 - 2012 >>Susan CLIFFORD Seeger - Class of 1973 ~ 1955 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/10/12 15 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Rosalie LANSING ('63) Pat DORISS ('65), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry WERSEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff MICHAEL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta JENSEN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary VALLELY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark BOLME ('71) 12/10 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Rhyming Rabbit" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) You must have popped a few wheelies on your "Hog" in celebration of the latest 'Skins' win. But, will this be the last of the Beltways Battles? To: Messers McCOY ('45) and STEIN ('64) I do believe Clement Clark Moore has moved his grave several spaces due to extreme rotation. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where rumours abound over either the Beaver's or Squack's coach going to the pros. Good luck with that. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [NOTE: Rosalie sent this on the 7th.. just found it. -Maren] >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) What a busy month. We moved half of our household (or maybe three quarters would be a closer guesstament). I had forgotten how small a "B" could be. Luckily the basements where all done up. Oh my, maybe I'm getting to old for this fullishment. So all is safe and we are on our way over to Olympia for the big class of '63 Chowder and whatever party. So excited to see all my bestest old friends. Pray the snow holds up on the pass! Will be just what a weary body needs. Hope u-all have a great weekend too. -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Attention all Bomber Babes from the Class of 1965! You're invited to join us this Friday at Magill's Restaurant in Richland to celebrate the Holidays and friendship! You can check out Magill's menu on their website: If you have any questions, please contact us! We look forward to seeing you! WHAT: RHS '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, December 14th, 2012 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Magill's Restaurant, 1340 Jadwin, Uptown Richland CONTACTS: Ronna Jo LYNCH or me -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We ain't no cult We'z a famblie! What a wonderful weekend... Total Bomber alla way... the dinner and Slumber party at Ellen WEIHERMILLER's ('63) were a total blast... the afternoon Friday was spent waiting for the gang to arrive... Mary Ann WEILAND ('63) (I need the recipe for that dip), Ellen, Cecilia BENNETT ('65), Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), Leo WEBB ('63) and I finished off enough crab and "White Trash" for an army... then Ellen pulled out some cheese that was out of this world... I thought seriously of stuffing a bunch in my pocket for the plane ride home... Jimbeaux ('63) and the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy ('65) arrived with some fantastic music and a whole CD of Mr. Knutson's (RIP) past Christmas cards... I never heard Kent Morrill in finer form... I coulda listened to that CD all night long... Leo fulfilled a life long dream that he says will make him the king of Auto Shop but I'm not allowed to tell what it is... (think "beaver")... we received several calls from Rosalie LANSING ('63) and Chuck (NAB) as they slowly made their way from Richland to Olympia... they made it on time for dinner but it turns out they had set up a little chain concession on the pass to help young babes and little old ladies with chains... I think they made quite a profit before they finally decided to join us... Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) and Gary (NAB) made it at about the same time and some of Ellen's long time Oly friends showed up in time for din din and a few games... we played a game to determine seating at the table and I think Ellen slipped her Oly friend a little inside info because she guessed her question in three guesses... took the rest of us about 20... then nobody was happy with having to sit next to "that" person or "this" person so everybody switched names... we played a game where we got to pick items out of a grab bag but could steal someone else's treasure if we wanted it... Rosalie took my beautiful necklace and I gotta pair of size 2 diamond studded flip flops... Ellen grabbed a vibrator and we didn't see her again for most of the night... the Dinner and the pecan pie with ice cream were wonderful... the Spuddies CeCi brought were a hit as well... enough sugar to last us all a very long time... Gary made some comments that made us all know the he "gets it" where some NAB's just don't... I summed up his comments with: Bombers are more like siblings than friends"... he said that was what he had been trying to say... but suggested that one of us needs to write a book because some day the "Bomber Feeling" may be lost... I figured I could cheat and sing: "You never close your eyes any more when I kiss your lips... " didn't quite capture it tho... Things were going just great till it was time for the Bombers to put on their Bomber Jammies... I saw a look in the Oly couples eyes that can only be described as "FEAR"... they left right after the jammie doffing... not sure why... the next day was the great red sweater chowder caroling brunch... Leo had the room set up perfectly but the little DI waitress put the heat on us to be seated and be seated NOW... As there were about 30 members of the gold medal class in attendance it would be silly for me to try and list them all... I must say that Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) had on the coolest Wailers hat I've ever seen and I'm gonna get me one by golly... well a course Lamont's ('63) Santa hat is always a big hit... time enough for a few pix and then time for every one to go their merry way... gotta say it was nice to have Rosalie's 6'3" Chuck to take the pix... I was mildly scolded by ML for forgetting to bring a couple of items to the brunch... I can only mention one (the bomb)... but I will say the Leo was awfully surprised to see ML separated from her beaver (that's OK to say isn't it ML?)... I just hope that the gold medal class knows how special they are and how much I appreciate being allowed to participate... Lest I forget with all this I must say that there are 4 of my Bomber Buds having their special day on December 10... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Loretta JENSEN ('65), Jeff MICHAEL('65), Larry WERSEN ('65) and Mike BOTU ('65-RIP) on their special day, December 10, 2012... lemme say to Margi MAY ('66) sorry I missed yours on the 9th... we have soooo much history that you are prolly better off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) WHAT: Lunch for '66 Ladies WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2012 TIME: 12:30pm Gail DAWSON Howe ('66)invited the '66 ladies to her home for our December lunch. She will need a head count a couple of days before for food planning and table arrangement purposes so please let me know if you plan to attend. She will make soup and salad and maybe a few other things. The ladies can bring a salad or dessert or snack, but they don't have to bring anything. Contact me or Gail for driving directions or Gail's email address. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Susan CLIFFORD Seeger ('73-RIP) I was so very shocked to hear of Sue's passing. I was one of the Lucky ones who got to work with Sue at Mid Valley Hosp. in Omak She was a great person and I know she will be missed by many. May God bless & keep her family safe. Re: Linda WAITE ('67) Linda is a GREAT gal! I was lucky enough to go to school with Linda at Christ the King though High School, Col-Hi! We got to visit during our 20th reunion! Congratulation Linda on work well done!! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/11/12 14 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WILLIAMSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim QUALHEIM ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer JANICEK ('90) 12/11 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "The Wintergreen Witch" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), Re: Redskins and Seahawks Yes Bob, this was a fantastic week for the Redskins and how about the Seahawks! Yes I wanted to do wheelies on my Goldwing 1800, aka Hogshead's HOG! It was warm enough here to ride yesterday and I did!!! How blessed can a 77 year old broad be? Now all I have to do is get serious about taking it easy... retirement is GOOD! BTW RGIII's knee... he cried "like a man..." will be okay, MRI revealed no tares just tears! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Here in Fort Valley, VA (just 80 miles from the other Washington) where George Washington is said to have surveyed for Lord Fairfax in the early 1700s; further, there is a "Fairfax Marking Stone" to prove it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson (Gold Medal Class of '63) and Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) I just re-read RIVERS' ('65) account of the past weekend's festivities. As an "elder" Bomber, I have tried to counsel David about making such outlandish statements in public. But the poor boy has two strikes against him already (maybe three now that I've called him a poor boy); first, he is a former Marine who's D.I. in boot camp was SGT Carter of Gomer Pyle fame; and. secondly, he's a lawyer (or purports to be one). Now, I'm not asking you to cut him some slack, au contraire, stick it to him then, maybe, he will learn something and hopefully not do it again. I do think that banishment from further Class of '63 activities might work, but he would probably appeal that to the commissioner. Packer fans: congrats, ya finally won a game on your own. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the battle of the fallen leaves continues. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Cathy WOOD Stevens ('62) Happy Birthday, I always remember that your birthday is on Pearl Harbor Day, well I remember wrong, but at least I do remember. Hope it is Happy!! We are almost all moved to the Methodist church in Hope, IN. (just one more trip to pick up a few things, so the pressure is off, as one parsonage is cleaned and moved out of)... now to take a little time to get moved into the new one, literally, as the parsonage was built in 2009. We've had 2 nice Advent services, so looking forward to getting to know and work in this great little community. To: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Glad to learn you are moving in, Rosalie... how neat that you did make it back to Richland, & the great state of Washington!! I'll have to be content with visits for years, as my one and only grandson lives in Nevada, so all my visiting will be concentrated there!! Just want to wish every Bomber a blessed and healthy Christmas season. Remember the reason for the season, and let us concentrate our efforts on what is really important in life, and not get sidetracked by what isn't. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/12/12 13 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick PIERARD ('52), Earl BENNETT ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet MARTIN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Burt PIERARD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky ALEXANDER ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lanette POWELL ('79) 12/12 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Queen Melissa" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) Happy birthday to my esteemed brother Burt PIERARD ('59). We are all in debt to him for that extraordinary Club 40 event three months ago that he did so much to organize and lead. It made my journey from North Carolina to the Class of 1952's sixtieth reunion all that more enjoyable and memorable. I extend my congratulations and best wishes to him and wish him many more years of contributions to enhancing the community and sharing our mutual experiences during those unforgettable bygone years. Right on, Bro! -Dick PIERARD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: GMC63MCCS 2012 CG&RSC While I regretted being unable to participate except vicariously through my sister Cecilia ('65) (nice recap, Nevertowed, though ML & e may take exception and bar you from the big kids' table for a time). I didn't even notice that I was missing anything because my wife and I spent Friday evening at the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) Holiday Ball. While not nearly as impressive acronymically, it was a festive event in its own right (write, rite), held at the Boar's Head Inn Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA - and the band was great. If you've ever seen the "missing soldier" part of such ceremonies (or "absent sailor" from my prior attendance at Naval Reserve dining in functions), that's worth the price of admission by itself. In the picture (hope it comes through - if not, it's on my Facebook) I am with my Sweetness, Barneata, during the Ball, my first activity as a retired Department of Army Civilian, 6 days into my "leisure years." That's right, they let me go (though my Division Chief did say something about "stop loss" on all Arabic linguists about a month ago - I doubt they can do that to civilians). They're even replacing me with a Chinese translator, leaving the command with only one Arabic translator, because Chinese translation requirements are more voluminous at the moment. They know how to find me, however. Regards, ecb3 - -Earl BENNETT ('63) ~ from a balmy (65) afternoon in central Virginia, working on Christmas cards and decorations. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I will be a good boy I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. 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I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. I will not tell tales outa school. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Best Christmas Lights Display EVER -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Linda WOKAL - Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/13/12 12 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Leoma COLES ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DAME ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HYLBAK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HEDGES ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave COURSON ('71) 12/13 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Snaper Stick Crocodile" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Re: '63 in '13 Reunion Just a question about the '63 class reunion next year, as I presume there will be one. Is there a date set for this? It may be a bit premature, but I am looking to buy tickets to the Oregon Jamboree and need to know if there is a conflict on the dates. Hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Gleneden Beach, Or..rainy and cool today ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See website for current information. last updated 11/6/12: -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: '58 Motorcycle Races Richland WA Drive-In Movie Theater Track Dirt Hill I spotted this on eBay this morning. It's identified as 1958 Motorcycle Races Richland WA Drive-In Movie Theater Track Dirt Hill. Anyone venture a suggestion as to which theater? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Can't even read my own writing! I confessed my inability to read my own writing to Maren ('63 &'64) a while back... also my inability to transcribe names and dates from my cheat sheet to my yellow stickies... It became again glaringly apparent this morning when I saw I missed Uncle Burt's ('59) b-day on the 12th. I am certainly glad I re-checked my yellow stickie a few minutes ago because I had this b-day Bomber-babe's b-day in my mind as the 14th... I woulda felt just awful to be a day late on this one... Only known this babe since the 6th grade but it seems there was never a time I didn't know her. That means I've only known her brother ('68) since he was in third grade... Oh my! She is a total doll and has only changed in hair color from the day I met her, tho I must say from a picture she posted on my face book she has clearly undergone some changes in the in-between time... Hair style mostly I guess... tho not much otherwise. She is a dear friend and I can always recognize her from a distance but I will refrain from explaining how as I am doing my very best to be a good boy... something I guess which has been lacking from my character in the past... but I know she knows and I guess that's what counts. Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Connie DAME ('65) on your special day, December 13, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Steven Walter Norbeckrip ('73wb-RIP) Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Craig McCLANAHAN - Class of 1970 ~ 1951 - 2012 >>Marv CARSTENS - Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2012 >>Kent VOSMER - Class of 1969 ~ 1950 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/14/12 11 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick McCOY ('45, '46, '02) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole NOVOTNY ('58) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick COATES & Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike RICE ('60) & Donna BOWERS ('63) 12/14 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Oliver Ostrich" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Today we honor the birth of a very senior Bomber. He's so senior, he was first a Bronc, then a Beaver and finally made it to Bomber. That's just because he spread his graduation years over decades. I'd tip the ol' propeller beanie, but I'm afraid I'd get the blades tangled in the cobwebs supporting him. So, instead, let's give a mighty Bomber cheer to Dick McCOY ('45) on making it this far in life. To: Dick COATES & Kay MITCHELL ('52) Who knew these two crazy kids would get married on McCoy's birthday. Must have been an auspicious day because they're still going strong. Let's hear it for Dick and Kay. To: David RIVERS ('65) And, finally, David, I thought the sentence was to write "What happens at the function; stays at the function" not the pathetic phrase you used. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are experiencing few and fleeting frosty days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Birthday Wishes Happy Birthday to Bob "Brother Sebastian" MATHIS ('63). He's entitled to wear one of those goofy looking Scottish tams (no doubt he has many in Pendleton plaids) as he rides the links, for his unceasing support of the single malt industry. They're making it faster than he can drink it, but he's got'em working nights, -Jim HAMILTON ('63), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Tis the Season And I'm tellin' ya it gets darned cold in the desert. Our posted temps always make people laugh but I can tell you... sitting on Ellen's ('63) porch last weekend to have my little smokey treats I was in my (long) shirt sleeves and felt just right... sitting on my patio I'm in sweats and still cold... even the cats give me a pitiful look while they wait for me to finish... gives the term "Cool Desert Nights" a whole new meaning... NFR (National Finals Rodeo) has been in town all week. Tonight I'll make my obligatory appearance... don't go near as much as I did when my Dad was alive... Can't really explain it because that old man and I never went anywhere together... cept I do remember going to the dump with him once in the '50s... Lavender Blue was popular and it was the first time he didn't change the station when "my" music came on... He also took me to Wellsian Pond where Jackson KEENEY ('65) and I met in the early '50s and yes, Peter Joe CARROLL ('65) reminded me on my birthday that we used to go to Pow Wows in the '50s but the point is we weren't "pals"... and we never went to NFR together but he was always happy when I'd bring him back a Jacket or buckle or some other memento... He and Ben Johnson came out west together years and years ago before Ben won the Oscar for Last Picture Show and before he took an NFR gold buckle for team roping so I got him a reproduction of Ben's Buckle one year... he did like that... Because my Jacket is old and ragged, I wore his to the '63 Red Sweater event and his buckle too... Jimbeaux ('63) took one look at me and said: "hmm... cowboy boots and a pawn shop buckle... "... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... but today I wanna wish an HB to a guy I have come to "know" and enjoy thru our beloved Sandstorm.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dick McCOY ('45) on his special day, December 14, 2012... someday we'll hafta discuss Bob McCoy's (NAB) famous '40 Ford two door and his wonderful artwork...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Attention all Bomber Babes from the Class of 1965! You're invited to join us this Friday at Magill's Restaurant in Richland to celebrate the Holidays and friendship! You can check out Magill's menu on their website: If you have any questions, please contact us! We look forward to seeing you! WHAT: RHS '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, December 14th, 2012 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Magill's Restaurant, 1340 Jadwin, Uptown Richland CONTACTS: Ronna Jo LYNCH or me -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/15/12 10 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Roger GRESS ('61), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy STAMPER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SMITH ('58wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: David RODRIGUEZ ('69) & Linda BAROTT ('71) 12/15 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Muddlers" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Gettin' to be that time of year where parents are checking lists, some people are killing harmless fir trees and others stand near supermarket door ways ringing bells. All of this has nothing to do with the event that occurred on this date. So, I take out the ol' propeller beanie and doff it in honor of Dorothy STAMPER's ('54) 21st Birthday. I know this for a fact, as she is a fellow classmate and we don't tell fibs to one another. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is cooler and there may be snow in the mountains, but I can't see them cuz the clouds are in the way **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Re: question from: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: '58 Motorcycle Races Richland WA Drive-In Ahhh... I know it well, I was one of the first crew to work there when it opened. It was the Star View Drive In. When it opened it was located in Heminger City (Now West Richland). It was operated by The Mid State theater Corp. and was Managed by an Irvin Forke at the time. I forget the first movie to show on opening night, but do remember the cartoon was the Road Runner. It was the first time anyone had seen one and the place rocked with laughter. The picture had to have been taken from the side of Flat Top. The race track wasn't there when it opened in '54. Thanks to Gary for posting the picture, I have for years wished for a picture of it. Now I have one... Now If someone has a picture of the North Star Theater that was located in North Richland at the time, it would sure make my day.. -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) ~ Great falls, MT **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to Jim SMITH (Championship Class of '58) today. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more! SCPO Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) said "Beaver" and I'm gonna tell the SMCPO and the Gunny on him... Mama always said "pathetic is as pathetic does" (don't ask what that means... I saw it inna movie so it must be true)... just shows he has no concept of the lengths a man will go for true love... besides... I may be stupud but at least I don't disclose the name I was given in the witness protection program in a published document on the internet!!!!!!! So neener neener (have no clue what that means either but everyone said it when we were kids) Whewwwwwwww I feel much better now, Because as with my post on the 13th I get to wish a beeeeeeeuuuuuteeeeeeeful Bomber-babe an HB today and no SCPO is gonna spoil it for me. I've just always known this girl since we were little kids and she is very special to me... I remember at our 25th, Tony HARRAH ('65) suggested we should "get together"... it came as a total shock to both of us... we looked at each other for about half a minute and just broke into laughter... I mean it would be like a brother/sister thing... as a dear friend of mine is fond of saying: "Eeeeyeeeeew!" I mean not that this babe isn't a total babe... it's just... well you know... not done in polite company... I know I know I know I've said it before... but Bomber friendships really are more like being siblings... OK so I have had some relationships with Bomber-babes... OK so have hadda lotta relationships with Bomber-babes... so I guess that's kind of inconsistent with my earlier statement... I mean... remember... I'm pathetic... what can I say? I know this girl knows just how special she is to me and will remain so I'll leave it at that and say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marsha GOSLIN ('65) on your special day, December 15, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/16/12 9 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Roger GRESS ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan CAMPBELL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEYS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim SMYTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie HANSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DAVIS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billy DIDWAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth RUSSELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary RAEKES ('79) 12/16 CINNAMON BEAR - click to listen to "Cocklebur Cowboys" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Given the events in Newtown, CT, Friday, perhaps what we have to say here is not all that important in the overall scheme of things. It is important to some of us, in that it strengthens Bomber bonds. Outsiders might not want to consider that important, but they don't know us. With all that said, sorry to hear the Eastern Eagles got knocked out of the playoffs. Put up a good game of it, but apparently the red turf didn't help. Wait until next year. Ann, sorry to hear RGIII will not be playing this Sunday; guess they figure his health in the long run is more important than this game. David, of course I said Beaver; McCOY ('45) was one in '44, he became a Bomber in '45. Not too sure when he made Husky, but at least he wasn't a Bulldog. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR closing down a chilly weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to Terry DAVIS ('65, aka Terence Knox today. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: 2012-GMC63CMCS This year's Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching, Caroling and Chowder Society Christmas Gala was one for the books. We did have a couple of interlopers from the Card Table Class of '65 in attendance, two of whom added some considerable dignity to the do and one exponentially negated their efforts. The traditional Friday night Pajama Party again marked the official start of the Holiday Season with the spilling of the wine and someone from California licking the salt off of the cashews. Special thanks to Brother Leo for putting it all together and we'll muster again next year on December 7th 2013, mark your calendars. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) To: Tim SMYTH ('62) Happy Birthday, Ace!! Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: How did I get the blame? Yup... time ta wish my ilugitamutt Son an HB... Now I know I told a ton a stories on this kid... that's cuz I was there for most of them... tho I am glad I didn't hafta spend time in jail with him in Jr Hi or Hi School... I think tho that the Richland facilities were better when we wuz kids that the Shelby County jail in my later years but that's a nuther story... Gonna tell ya one today that isn't a tale outa school... well we wuzn't in school at the moment it happened so it wuz outa school... anyway it was 7th grade for the '65ers and The b-day boy got a new pair a six guns for Christmas... yeah I know... we had all outgrown them but hey... they were not just ordinary ones but Paladin guns... One day the rest of us Lutheran kids were in Confirmation class... the b-day boy was feelin' a tad lonely so he decided to join us... he walked from his house to Stevens and VanGeisen to the Richland Lutheran Church and barged in late in his pajamas and six guns... the teacher, Ilene, said "Terry Davis, take off those guns"... T whirled at her... took a fightin' stance and said "Nobody takes my guns, stranger!" HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terence Paul Angel DAVIS Knox ('65) on your special day, December 16, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Best wishes for a happy birthday! Happy Birthday Terry DAVIS Knox ('65). -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Truly A Small Bomber World It is truly a small Bomber world. I had my yearly mammogram on 6Dec and was recalled for additional views and an ultrasound of my left breast. I went in yesterday (14th) and had those studies done. When the mammo. tech said my last name was familiar she asked where I was from. You guessed it she not only is herself a Bomber, class of '71 but has a brother who graduated with me and also her "steady guy" while in high school was in my class. I was then called by the U/S tech. and she had been told I was a Richland Bomber and she too is, class of '80. Of course she didn't know me with the age difference. She said she rarely goes back to Richland but did attend her 30th a couple of years ago. You never know when you may run into or under what circumstances find fellow Bombers. I've been using this imaging center for 5 years and it's the first time this mammo. tech. did my study, never had had ultrasound done there. Please, if you find it in your hearts, keep me in your prayers as I now must undergo a biopsy of the area to determine what it may or may not be, thanks. Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/17/12 8 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MEYER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda RISLOV ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna YOUNG ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim GEIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Corey BOEHNING ('87) 12/17 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "Wooden Indian" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Prayers coming for you. I've been there, done that about a year and a half ago. Keep us updated. -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ~ Children's Christmas program today at church. About 25 --- half need costumes put on. Six teens will also join them. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Brian CRAIG - Class of 1979 ~ 1961 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/18/12 7 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Carol CARSON ('60) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole CLARK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan NELSON ('67) 12/18 CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Flying Hat" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Remarks about McCOY ('45): I miss-spoke earlier when I delineated McCOY's high school connections. What follows is, I believe, correct. When he thought he graduated in '44, he was a Bronc. When he completed his course in Washington State History in '45, he was a Beaver. In 2002, he finally received his diploma from R.H.S., which officially makes him a Bomber. In doing all this research, I could not prove that he played left tackle for the '27 Colts; so his Richland connections to not go that far back. I trust all this clears the air. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where old man winter is just around the corner as the weather guessers are saying the snow level may reach the valley floor on Wednesday, but not for long ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Not quite right, Bob... McCOY was in school for the 1944-1945 school year... he was class of '45 and 1945 was the year that the mascot changed from Broncs to Beavers... He did come back, but it was the 1945-1946 school year and that was the year the mascot changed from Beavers to Bombers. He completed his Washington State History course with class of '46, but never got a diploma. HOWEVER, UW received his records when they asked for them. During the 2002 Club 40 party, he finally got his diploma, signed by the 2002 principal. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Condolences go out to my brother, Steve CARSON ('58) whose wife Jean (NAB) passed away this morning (12/17)after a short bout with liver cancer. Prayers are requested. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ In Chicago to support him **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) WHAT: Lunch for '66 Ladies WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2012 TIME: 12:30pm Gail DAWSON Howe ('66) invited the '66 ladies to her home for our December lunch. She will need a head count a couple of days before for food planning and table arrangement purposes so please let me know if you plan to attend. She will make soup and salad and maybe a few other things. The ladies can bring a salad or dessert or snack, but they don't have to bring anything. You may contact me for driving directions, Gail's email address or phone number. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/19/12 6 days till Christmas 2 days till Winter Solstice ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tony DURAN ('55), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Evelyn BUBNAR ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony HARRAH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BUSHNELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa McCURDY ('86) 12/19 CINNAMON BEAR - click to listen to "Snowman" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) First, thanx to all that gave me birthday hellos. It is difficult to get from 0 to 85, and I don't feel a bit different from last week. Last week I felt 90. Sigh. To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) You have mentioned a few of my zoo and other mascots. I have many. First high school, Mound, Minnesota, Mohawks, now the Redhawks. My St. Paul High School, the Marshall Greyhounds. Then the Broncs, Beavers and Bombers of Col-Hi.. Off to College, two years at Ewcy tech, Savages (now the Eagles) and finally my Huskies where I graduated as an old man in 1960. Here is to my old friend Paul Alley (RIP), not a Bomber but who with his wife Ruth, had ten Bombers. He was a OSC Beaver from Lebanon, OR. Go OAC! -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In all the flim-flam over McCOY ('45) in yesterday's post, I done plumb forgot a birthday. Not only is she a fellow classmate; but also one who served two years with me in Mr. Wheeler's home room. So, a belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie for Carole CLARK ('54), with the promise of many more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is not quite a winter-wonderland, yet **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Safety Video - Beware of Icy Roads and Speed! -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Diving adventure Did you see the 60 Minutes special on Sunday evening on CBS? They featured the salvage of the Costa Concordia in Giglio, Italy. Mike Lucia, the son of a very good friend of mine (Dennis Lucia), has been there for seven weeks with the American salvage dive team from Global Diving. Mike and some of the divers met Lesley Stahl from 60-minutes by chance in a bistro. The divers were not allowed to discuss the salvage on orders from the salvage company (Titan). Dennis was a scuba diving student of mine in the 1970s. In 1983 he came to Houston and spent some time living with me while I ran him through a commercial diver training program. Later in 1987 we became business partners. Mike learned to dive from his dad, but took his training to a much higher level at the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle. Mike is at the peak of his career right now and we are all very proud of him. Here is a link that previews the segment and a link to another video showing what they plan to do. -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My Mentor and My Friend Couple of things before I wish a VERY dear friend an HB. First, I know squids can be dense... I fully understand Dick McCOY's ('45; '46; '02) history. Believe it or not, I even know the history of our school's mascots... I even have a little beaver stuffed animal that has all of our mascots incorporated in to his little self... but the poor SCPO ('54) missed my attempt at humor when I threatened to turn him in to the Beaver Police the other day. It's OK, man, you still get to win our little daily email jabs. My illugitumutt son sent me a poster of a Vietnam documentary he narrated. He sent it to me in time for his B-day wish, but I neglected to open it till today. I feel badly about that but what can I say... I'm pitiful. Terry and I went to Dallas for a Vietnam Veterans of America Event a few months ago and the director of the documentary was there and we all got to view it. It was wonderful and Terry ('65) was magnificent. Terry went back for the premier and it was very well received. I am including a poster with this post that shows the fellow who was the subject of the film when he was rescued from his unit after it was over-run and as he looks today. Terry explained in his email to me: "True story. The young wounded soldier in bottom of photo is the old warrior in the top. That photo appeared in the Memphis papers 2 days after the famous massacre and was the first indication his family had that he was alive! 43 years later, cameras follow him back to Vietnam in search of the remains of his fallen friend. I narrated the film, and was honored to do so. Terry" Re: Order info for the documentary Terry worked on Now back to the true subject of this post... I've said a million times I might well not have made it through Col-Hi without this guy to guide me. Tho I am such a well rounded, good hearted, downright spiffy dude today, it was not always so... I was troubled as a kid to say the least. I had three interests in my entire adolescent life: Rock 'n' Roll, cars and girls (in varying order at any given time)... tho in hind-sight, the b-day boy may disagree, he had a much better focus than I... he always managed to get me to the church on time, so to speak and I've loved him as a brother for as long as I've known him. One day, years ago, a bunch of us were sitting in a room at the old DI, and the B-day boy shared his feelings as a kid and the rest of us chimed in... it was the first time I actually understood that I was not alone in my feelings of being "less than" as a kid. I admired him greatly for what he shared and got the rest of us to share, that day. He once sent me a b-day card that showed two JD's on the front... our receptionist asked if that was really the two of us in the photo... either very perceptive of her or very naive... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tony HARRAH ('65) on your special day, December 19, 2012... don't spend that gubmint check in on place! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Biopsy I have my biopsy set for 7Jan2013. The insurance company didn't require prior authorization even though they told me they did. I talked with a nurse who is employed by the clinic and asked her a few questions, she's actually a breast cancer navigator but I figured the questions I had she would be the best one to answer them. I told her I work in the field when I'm working and she said sometimes the more we know about something the worse off it can be on you. She put my name on her calendar and will be in the room while I undergo the biopsy, she said if anything to act as a distraction for you and I got a laugh out of it. My doctor will be out of town until the 8th so it will work out perfectly as she should have the pathology report by the end of the week. I dropped her an email since she leaves tomorrow and told her and she said she'd call me on the 9th if she doesn't hear from me. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we awoke to about an 1" of the white stuff (just enough to delay the last day of school for the holidays a couple of hours when they were supposed to be out early). ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/20/12 5 days till Christmas Tomorrow is Winter Solstice ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom VERELLEN ('60) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne COLLINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RODRIGUEZ ('69) 12/20 CINNAMON BEAR - click to listen to "Santa Claus" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dick McCoy (all those years) Thought when you went to Eastern, it was known as EWCE? Did they change just because you went there? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where there is no snow except in the mountains (where it belongs). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Safety Video - Beware of Icy Roads and Speed! Thanks Tony, now I am hesitant to drive down the block. Actually the video is a good reminder how fast things can happen and an advertisement for defensive driving. We had our first snowy day and I was surprised how whacky the traffic got in just a matter of minutes before I could get to a safe place. I usually avoid driving until the body repair shops begin to fill their lots. I take that as sign that many of the slow learners have had a lesson and are hopefully "off" the road. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Just a heads up to let you know that Johnny Mathis will be singing a Christmas melody tonight (Thursday) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The man can still sing! Here are the dates I have booked with him so far in '13. You really should go see him if you get the chance! March 7th, Raleigh, NC March 9th, Ft. Pierce, FL April 4th, Albany, NY April 6th Atlantic City, NJ June 7th Louisville, KY June 9th Carmel, IN -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/21/12 ~ WINTER SOLSTICE - SHORTEST DAY 4 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kent HAMRICK ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanne ROLPH ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan WARD (65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon ANDERSON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff OSBORN ('82) 12/21 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "The Bad Dolls" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) May all our Bombers have a Very Happy Healthy New Year. Re: Train ride - All aboard! Click on the link and enjoy!! -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Must be close to winter It does not bode well for me to pull off another full house on the W-Bomber-babe Clan ('60-'67) again next year, as I really goofed up on the 19th when I missed David "Pook" SMITH's ('63-RIP) special day. I had it right here on my yellow stickie and just blew it. Two this month, I think and it's only the 21st! Someone suggested I get Old Timers when it gets close to Christmas... maybe that's all it is. At 66 I'm still a pup to many of you so I'm sure I'll get little sympathy with my old timers... well I'm darned sure I checked my list today... now I'm checking it twice... didn't find out who has been naughty and nice tho... maybe I should check that again... pretty sure that this Bomber- babe has been nice as she has been the whole time I've known her so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Susan WARD ('65) on your special day, December 21, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/22/12 3 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mary TRIEM ('47), Evelyn KINGSLEY ('49) Mike CLOWES ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) & Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) 12/22 CINNAMON BEAR - Click to listen to "The Parade" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Train ride - All aboard! Click on the link and enjoy!! Thanks for that link showing the beautiful train ride. It is great! -Mary TRIEM Mowery, a 47 Bomber **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary "Evelyn" KINGSLEY Spradlin ('49) Re: Train ride - All aboard! Click on the link and enjoy!! To: Tony DURAN ('55) Thank you so very much for the train ride. The train was a wonderful way to travel. I left home in Richland and went to Denver for nursing school. I took the train home at Christmas and for my summers break. It took 4 days off of my time with family but an enjoyable time, to relax and be prepared for relaxing with family and anticipating visits with high school friends upon arrival. Then had time to reflect and prepare for another quarter of schooling. Fond memories. I still want to take the trans-Canadian train trip. -Mary "Evelyn" KINGSLEY Spradlin ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, it looks like we all survived the end of the world. What the doom sayers neglected to tell you about the Mayan calendar was the real reason why it stopped where it did. Simple truth is that funding ran out. It was a budget choice, either new spears or a calendar. Don't think the new spears helped much as the Mayans were over run. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the failure of the apocoalypse means we all have to finish our Christmas Shopping. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Song for Seniors Theis link leads to a 4-minute song video with really cute lyrics about becoming a senior citizen. But what makes it even more fun are the graphics that describe the lyrics... -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) To: My Husband of 53 Years, Bob CHILES ('58) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, boyfriend! We have had a grand marriage. Let's go for another 53! I love you. -Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA where we now have 12" of snow and its still coming down fast and furious. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Carolyn HARRIS - Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2012 >>Doris KILLAND Stippich - Class of 1946 ~ 1928 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/23/12 2 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Helen CROSS ('62) Peg SHEERAN ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck HOLTZ ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig LANSING ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila STAMBAUGH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy RIGGINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny KUYKENDALL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HARTY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff O'MEALY ('71) 12/23 CINNAMON BEAR - click to listen to "Captain Tintop" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Merry Christmas one and all, Cougs and not, Huskies of course. Re: Record You folks have screwed up my scholastic resumes a bit. I went to four hi schools. No wonder it took me 4 1/2 years to escape in December, 1945. No Washington State History anywhere. No graduate until 2002 when Burt PIERARD ('59), Ray CONLEY ('46-RIP) and Principal Steve NEILL ('72) took pity on me. Gown, march Pomp and Circumstances etc. at Club 40. BEFORE that I attended EWCE (EWU) 2 years till 1952 when I again escaped this time to the UW, graduate 1960. Still no Washington State History. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) It's beginning to look like Christmas here in s.e. Indiana, as we had a windy, winter storm blow in last night from the west, and woke up to our lawn almost covered with the white stuff... and baby, it is cold outside, especially with the cold wind. We will do a midnight Christmas Eve service at the Hope United Methodist Church, and I just noticed that the Moravian church will have a 6pm service. So I'm thinking maybe we Methodists could go to the Moravian 6pm service, as I've never attended a Moravian service before. This town of Hope was founded by the Moravian Church in 1830, and our United Methodist Church is very historic looking, as it was built from a catalogue in 1890. You can view it on our web site: Hope United Methodist Church Christmas Blessings to all, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Mary Spradlin, aka Evelyn KINGSLEY's ('49) entry about traveling home from Denver's nursing school by train I also took the train several times in my years at Spokane's Sacred Heart School of Nursing to Pasco. Wonder how long it took and what I paid for that ride. Just remember how exciting it was for me - and how great it was to be met by my family at the train depot. And to Suzie GUNEDERSON Chiles ('60) and Bob CHILES ('58): HAPPY 53rd Anniversary! I betcha' I could throw a snowball over the hill and hit your house from mine up on Black Rd. (well, not really) I haven't gone ANYwhere for 3 days with this snow and the icy roads. Feels pretty cozy. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Best friends The other day I saw that Face Book had deleted a comment I had made to some message someone sent me... the reason given was that it was abusive or SPAM! I haven't a clue what I said, but that's what it said... now, I haven't received a Sandstorm for days because AOL simply chooses not to allow it... how nice of them to determine what goes out over my name and what I receive... starting to remind me of another group... Oh well, I really am still too full to complain... we had our firm Lunch yesterday at a Brazilian place where they come around with types of meat and slice it right on your plate... they also have a salad bar and I was warned in advance to be careful... they had so many wonderful cheeses and other things I just love that I returned with my full plate wondering where the meat was supposed to go... When we were all finished we were offered dessert... well, not one to turn down pecan pie alley mode, I had a huge slice (not nearly as good as Ellen WEIHERMILLER's ('63)), but very tasty just the same... which is a seg way to the b-days today... At the dinner/slumber party a couple of weeks ago, at which, contrary to some muckraking, yellow journalism which appeared herein a while back, absolutely nothing of any interest occurred... Rosalie LANSING ('63) brought up the fact that the two b-day Bomber-dudes had been best friends since forever and remained so to this day... now the whole time I've been wishing these two HBs, I didn't know that little historical fact and it's cool that they share their special day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) and Craig LANSING ('62) on you shared special day, December 23, 2012!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: 53 years Congratulations to Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) and Bob CHILES ('58) for 53 years and best wishes for the next 53. When we decided to get married, Pam HUNT Cadd ('66) and I agreed to a limited-time contract: At the end of 85 years, we will consider renewing for another 85. (Were a little over half way: we'll be celebrating 44 years on February 1st.) -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Dear Class of '67, For those who rememberer Jim "Dee" RUSSELL ('67), I'd wanted you to know that he is very ill. He has been fighting a long, hard battle with a form of cancer. His time on Earth is not long now. Please keep Dee and his family. In your prayers. Re: Another subject Well at 63 I've gone & did a very dumb thing! I fell yesterday and broke my ankle! Merry Christmas to me! LOL! I want to wish everyone in Bomberville a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) First of all, I want to wish all my Bomber friend the happiest of Christmas seasons. I always enjoyed Christmas in Richland... from attending the Knights of Columbus children's parties out at the old Quonset hut with Ernie Langevin (Bomber Dad) playing the role of Santa to getting to join the raucous carolers that Kerry SULLIVAN ('68) used to put together for a number of years during the 1970s. There was a succession of houses we visited and imposed on for libations... the Nikolas, Coach Rish, the Barbers and, of course, the Water Treatment Plant... following the mandatory stop at the Uptown Tavern to serenade Tommy Volpentest. Good memories, to say the least. I returned from a business trip last night to find a special package waiting for me... the latest CD from old friend and fellow Class of '71 buddy, Gene SWIFT. It is called "Zinjanthropus Man" and is almost entirely songs that Gene wrote and plays multiple instruments on. Pretty sure you could find it on Amazon, along with Gene's other works ... He features Larry FRITZ ('71) on one of the songs but think Larry has been busy promoting his new book... 2000 Hat Blues Licks ... Music was a major part of my life growing up in Richland some of my first "heroes" were folks from around the Tri-Cities playing in local bands. Although there were a ton of good bands that came through Richland... my all-time favorite had to be the Isle of Phyve... anchored by Robert MAGULA ('68) on drums and Tom PEASHKA ('68) on Bass Randy FULLMER ('68) on guitar and Keith GOSNEY ('66) on vocals were way cool but I was fascinated from the 1st time I heard one, by the Hammond B-3 organ. I think these guys were the 1st in the Tri-Cities to have one, or at least the 1st that I ever saw or heard and Lynn Stanfield knew how to play it. I think that Lynn eventually left the band to go on a mission (LDS) and I don't think he ever went back to playing professionally... although I have it on good authority that he was the best Framing Contractor the Tri-Cities ever had. He was replaced by Paul KOOP ('66) when the band moved to Seattle and morphed into Factory. I grew up close to the Koop's, who lived on Swift Boulevard almost within spitting distance of the big pool and within an easy walk to Col-Hi. I hung some with Bill KOOP ('69) when we were kids and remember that Paul was a heck of a classical pianist and I think sometimes he played organ at Christ the King church (although I think it was Byrne HASKINS ('65) who held that steady gig). Anyway, Factory did not have a Bassist (I think Tom was off to college by then) because Paul played Bass Pedals on the B-3 and lead/rhythm on the keyboard. I could stand over in front of the Leslie Speaker and watch Paul play for hours. He was pretty much a rock god to me. Way cool stuff to 14 year old boy who thought that being a rock musician was about the coolest thing around. I still keep in touch with other Richland music legends of my day like Bob DANA ('71), Terry DELSING ('71) and Gary HARMON ('71). I will share that one my favorite singular Richland music memories was Julie COLE ('70) belting out "Baby it's You" with Greg REITEN's ('69) band... Lenore (named after his Mom) back in '70 or '71... Not only could Julie belt out a tune but she was oh so easy on the eyes. Mary GUSTAVSON ('72) had a great voice and could have made it in music, if she had wanted and I was lucky enough to get to hear her on a pretty regular basis. Finally, would be remiss not to mention Belinda SKINNER ('72)... one of the finest voices to ever come out of the Tri-Cities. I think she still lives and works professionally in the L.A. area somewhere. Sorry... got kind of carried away. Hopefully, Maren can correct any of the class years I may have missed or screwed up. When you are 14, you only know that anyone who could grow their hair as long as they wanted and drove a car was OLD:):) Gene... thanks for inspiring my little walk down musical memory lane. And one of the best story tellers to ever grace the Sandstorm, Jeff CURTIS ('69) was also a major part of the Richland music scene. Hey Jeff... remember Richland Teen Action (RTA)?? Maybe some of this will stir up a few other musical memories... All for now. Bomber Christmas Wishes, -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/24/12 ~ CHRISTMAS EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Jeff DAWSON ('62), & Gaynor DAWSON ('65) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Marvin McDONALD, Jr. ('60) Suzie GUNDERSON ('60), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn GROFF ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry LYNCH ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Art SCHAFER ('70) 12/24 CINNAMON BEAR - LAST ONE FOR THIS YEAR Click to listen to "North Pole" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) To all you old folks I send out this helpful advisory: I just turned 85 on the 14th and have the following observations. Old folks go thru stages in there aging... when I turned 60 I felt that I was middle aged. I reasoned it was 30 years back to when I was 30, a young man, and 30 years hence to 90 an old one... So, I was good. Then I turned 70. A little more concerned I thought I should do some things that I needed to do; start painting again, write a book, go to the big Island and southern Europe. At 80, having done none of those things, I started worrying WHEN I would die. I read the obits, and noted that many men lived to 90, and did not notice that many more didn't. I also notified [my wife] Ida that she would have to drive most of the time, which she does. I just obtained another four-year license, tho. At 85 I have stopped worrying about WHEN I would die, and concentrated on HOW. Getting hit buy a truck is no fun. As I am a 20 year survivor, cancer is out. I still see my Oncologist, because I enjoy talking with him, and he hasn't enuf $ to buy his yacht yet. I note that many men die in their sleep. If that happens to me, you may say that I died doing what I loved best. Actually, I am half dead now. My right leg has edema, my right kidney gave out four years ago, My right eye is blind and my right ear is mostly deaf. Alternately all the stuff on my left side is in excellent shape. However, it does have to drag the other side along. A also reflect on how life's pleasures have slipped away. Water skiing gone 50 years ago. Cigarettes 36. Booze, I've thankfully been sober for 24 years. Snow skiing 20 years ago. And sex... well that is moot. Very moot. After this cheerful tract, have a very Merry Christmas. HO! HO! -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can Class of 1945...sigh) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dick McCOY (several years) You say you never took Washington State History during your tenure in the Richland Public School System? I have been under the impression that: a) this was the reason why you went back to school in '46; and: b) it is (or was a requirement) for graduation. Up until the time of my graduation, I lived in Washington State, but was still required to take the course. Which I did during 9th grade at Carmichael (go Cougars!). My oldest son, BA, MA Western Oregon University (formerly Western Oregon College of Education, formerly Western Oregon Normal School), was required to take the course even though he teaches at the Job Corps Center in Moses Lake (a federal job), just to make the Washington Board of Education happy. [I took Washington State History at Carmichael, too (yes, go, Cougars, go blue & white) and I can STILL recite the 39 counties (in alphabetical order) in the state of Washington in somewhat less than 15 seconds. You see, my brother, Tim ('62) took the course the year before I did and HIS teacher had a contest for who could say the counties the fastest and I helped him study... figured I'd have a leg up on everybody the next year, BUT... MY teacher had no such contest... *SIGH* -Maren] Re: RIVERS ('65) I have noticed some restraint on the part of RIVERS ('65) not to blab tales out of school. Keep it up, son, we might teach you some manners yet. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we expect a wet Christmas... on that note, wish all of you a Merry and a Happy, now that we have survived the end of the world **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Jeff DAWSON ('62), and Gaynor DAWSON ('65) Re: Re: 100th Birthday-Dec 24th Christmas Eve, December 24, would be our Dad Grover Dawson's (RIP) 100th birthday. Now we know that every dad has a 100th birthday sooner or later, but this annual birthday was kinda unique and some Bombers may remember it over the years. Dad always said that he was cheated because his birthday and Christmas were so close that he only got one present, not two, from everyone. Well, we made up for that in the 1950s and early '60s. Dad's store, Dawson-Richards in Uptown Richland, then Men's and Boys' Clothing (and later Womens'), was a pretty bustling place just before Christmas. On Dad's birthday, everyone brought goodies to eat and drink and quite a spread was laid out in the back room (with the sewing ladies). Customers were invited to help celebrate, especially any students or former students and anyone who ever had worked at the store. All former employees who were home from college were invited to work any days that they could before Christmas. Usually the visitors broke out in a rousing "Happy Birthday" at least once during the day. It was such fun to grow up in that atmosphere. Dad had lots of fans from Col-Hi, because he was on the Richland School Board for 13 years, he co-founded the Bomber Boosters, and always sponsored the football and basketball games on the radio, in addition to sponsoring a Little League team and later a young adult community basketball team. So Happy Birthday Dad; we know that you are watching over us and our good old high school. From your kids and their spouses, who are finally together and celebrating on Sunday evening -- Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60), Jeff DAWSON ('62), and Gaynor DAWSON ('65). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Best Regards for the Seasons As you read this I will be landing in Anchorage, AK for my 9th consecutive Christmas away from home. Jackie and I will hit the pawn shops Christmas Eve Day. It is amazing the things you can find on sale at sometimes huge discounts. Last year I picked up a brand new-still-in-the-factory-sealed-box, electrical test meter that runs $350 to $400 in electrical shops. It was marked $69 and I offered $45 and they took it. We also bought some personal items for each other at big savings. We will likely have a quiet dinner at a favorite eatery Christmas Day and in the evening drive around a see some decorations. December 26 and 27, I will work with her prepping her two large New Years eve displays. She does the Wasilla City Display at the park at 8PM and private one at 10PM. On the morning of the 28th (check-in at 04:30 hr) I am off flying again to Dutch Harbor, AK for their New Years Eve display. We have increased the size of that display again and now we have 2 trailers to pull out to the site. My crew up there will have it all set up and prewired. I sent them detailed plans and directions weeks ago and they are the best crew I have ever had. All we have to when I get there is to load the explosives and weather permitting, shoot it at 12 midnight sharp. On the second when the time on my cell phone changes from 11:59 to 12:00, the first shell rises. Aside from missing Christmas with great grandchildren I really enjoy doing that event. The people are all nice folks, they really like what I do. With the great crew I have I can really pull out the stops and open the bag of tricks. They do anything I ask in set-up. The result is a brite, noisy, and really exciting display with continuous multiple effects at multiple levels. I will fly homeward a year older on my birthday (the 6th of January). I keep telling myself I may age but I refuse to grow old. OK enough of this, I must get to the reason I started this missive... Here is my wish for you and yours to enjoy the blessings of the Christmas season and may each of you have a safe, healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marvin McDONALD, Jr. ('60) Re: Christmas Wishing a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the Bombers Alumni. May the coming year be the very best ever for all of you full of HEALTH and VIGOR and financial success. God's Blessings to all. -Marvin McDONALD, Jr. ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Wow, Peg, now we know from where all the snowballs are coming. Reminds me of all the snowball fights we used to have in our neighborhood when it snowed. Thanks for the congrats. To: Tedd CADD ('66) Tedd, you and Pam are well on your way to that 85th anniversary. Here's to you both. It's not always easy, but it is quite a ride! -Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) ~ Omak, WA like Peg, we are enjoying the cozy warmth of our home. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Just for old times sake fill 'er up and check the oil. And Vic, one thing you must have learned working at Waschers Mobile right across McMurray from Kaisers, is that you do NOT put the chains on the REAR tires of a Toranado!!!! (I have no clue why I remember that but somebody did that many years ago) And sorry Vic, Kerry SULLIVAN ('68) may well indeed have joined the carolers way back when but the event always started at Hedges house (Joe and Ginger had the hot spiced wine heated) and ended at Nikola Manor. Chris's dad always took movies and spliced together the following year so each year we could see many years of movies featuring the gang. The highlight was always the Richie Court stop, at Rooster and Vertabrae Annderson's house where ole Andy would put out a few bottles of his wine, the most awful, terrible tasting stuff in the world. It put back wine making in the area 25 years! It was so bad we had to get an environmental impact statement just to dump it down the storm sewer... and we used to drink MD 20-20! Kind of sad when a Jewish guy has to straighten out you CK guys on Christmas traditions! My favorite, of course, was trolling Midnight Mass for CK babes! When I think of all our great Bomber pals gone but not forgotten, my #1 of course is Big George DANA ('70-RIP) especially at this time of year. We would swing by the Dana's on Gowen and the real George (George's Dad) "in honor of the holidays" would bring out "the good stuff", a big bottle of Crowne Royal. We would each get a drink, then it was back to cans of Schmidt for us free loaders. Endless great holiday memories of Richland. Everyone have a great holiday and good 2013. ...and hey Vic, Greg REITEN ('69) had a pretty good band, didn't he? -Mike FRANCO ('70) ho ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/25/12 ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) John FLETCHER ('64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BOWLS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Irene WALDNER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay COATES ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Chief Jo Christmas of 1958 In a collection of old family photos I find a snapshot of the front entry to Chief Jo Junior High Schoolthe second storey and storey-high (and equally wide) window space at that time above the doors. Shown is a student-painted manger scene for Christmas, some 15 by 15 feet. I was invited by the school to do this. The painting was done on five 3 wide rolls of wheat paper, and then over-painted with translucent linseed oil (sticky stuff) to give a back-lighted and stained glass window quality at night. A day or two after the masterpiece was completed and hung (all 225 sq. ft.), it disappeared from sight. A miracle!!! Not quite. A parent had complained about the Christmas message on a school yard. The climate was already beginning to change. It was a long walk home. I was still no older than the other students, but suddenly wiser by far. I think back to this event when I read Dick McCOY's ('45) remorse that he has never written his book. For those who might be interested, over the past five years I have written "the book" and gotten it published. The connection to 1958 didn't strike me until this morning. The title: Beyond Secularism and Jihad? A Triangular Inquiry into the Mosque, the Manger & Modernity (University Press of America, 2012). Carried by Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and Kindle has a generous peek. I wanted the benefit of an academic publisher, but the downside is that the price is vastly inflated (not many sales and I may never see royalties, so this is not a sales pitch.) A long and compact read, with countless footnotes, but there it is. Merry Christmas to all Bombers everywhere, and a special blessing upon those gathered Home along the way. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John FLETCHER ('64) Re: "Chances Are" Becky WERSEN Fletcher ('65) and I saw Johnny Mathis' Christmas show with the Oregon Symphony last night. He's 10 years older than us, and looks 10 younger! The songs we necked to. The words that became what is: "Hold me close, never let me go... I'll love you till the poets run out of rhyme. Until the twelfth of never and that's a long, long time." Hey you Bombers: Merry Christmas. -John FLETCHER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Warm Wishes Warm Christmas wishes and all the best in 2013 to Bombers everywhere. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/26/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Diane DAVENPORT (62), Donni CLARK ('63) Leoma COLES ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vera SMITH ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane DAVENPORT (62) Re: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek's ('60) post Dawson-Richards was a great place to work in the '60s especially during the holiday season! The store was busy, we wrapped most of the gifts for customers, there was food-a-plenty, and there was a marvelous "family feel" to the store. It hardly seemed like work at all! Thanks for the tribute to Grover! -Diane DAVENPORT (62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Hi Bombers! And a very "Merry and Blessed Christmas!" Re: Trains I remember the clackity-clack... the Whoooo-whoo and the, swaying motion of the train going down the tracks as if it was yesterday. I remember the polite, helpful, black porters, the sparkling glasses on the dining tables, the linens and the beautiful plates. The funniest memory was climbing up into the berth at night, my mom tucking me in bed and us singing all the train songs we knew, like "Tootsie Toot Tootsie" and "Chattanooga Choo-choo", as we watched the lights bounce up and down outside of the window as we rolled a long... destination , Pasco train station! My memory really kicked in when we rumbled in late at night, and I saw the lights and my Daddy to be, waiting for us. When I jumped in his arms, little did I know what adventures awaited for me in my new home of West Richland! That was December of 1948. I've taken many train rides since that have all been special with children and grandchildren... but nothing can compare with the thrill, and excitement of a new experience for a 4 and 1/2 year old and especially in that time period... which one can only hope to duplicate today. That month gave me another first time experience and adventure, my first snow! We not only got snowed in that winter... but on our first trip into Richland... I can remember Uptown covered in snow, the candy cane lights glowing on the lamp posts and my mom singing "Silver Bells". It was a new song... and became one of her favorite Christmas songs! The train video was set to the music of "Via Con Dios" another of my Mom's favorite songs that she taught me. Go with God! May you all have a wonderful Christmas with all the songs and smells and great memories of the holidays to warm your heart. God bless you all Bomber family... you mean so much to me... you who keep the memories burning bright bless us all! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ In the gorge where it is pouring but we have already had snow and it is beautiful as always! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Just a quick "Merry Christmas to all the Richland Bombers and their families" and a special thanks to Maren for making our days a little brighter with this daily newsletter. Blessings to all from Gleneden Beach, OR -Leoma COLES ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Mike FRANCO ('70), Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Does a Toronado even need tire chains? I've heard that story too. Someone told me he saw a lady arrive in Spokane; she had a service station put chains on her Toronado in Montana then drove it way all the way to Spokane with chains on the rear wheels. I bought a '75 Toronado in '78 or '79 and the first winter got a new set of tire chains for it. I have driven that car across the passes in the winter. I drove Satus Pass one night in the snow when all the trucks and half the cars had chains on and never had the slightest problem. Driving to Spokane one night it was snowing and a lot of cars were in the ditch. Just at the Fishhook turn-off I moved the car over a little to avoid a clump of snow, went sliding and landed in the ditch headed the wrong way. (If you start sliding in a front-wheel drive car you will slide just as bad as a rear-wheel drive car.) The car was at such an angle there was no way I could get the chains on, but I turned the front wheels up towards the road as far as they would go, gave it the gas and plowed my way out of the ditch making a 180 and was back on the road without even getting out of the car. I climbed a fairly high hill with curves in it covered with black ice; front wheels spinning all the way but I had complete control of where I was going, I was more worried about the cars coming down the hill. I drove that car until it had aver 260,000 miles on it and then I found a really nice 1978 El Dorado, last of the big ones. (For those who are not car nuts, the El Dorado is the Cadillac version of the Oldsmobile Toronado.) That car was old by then, but really nice condition except for the vinyl top. I even took it to an all GM car show once. Same thing--you could plow snow with that car. I drove it for over 100,000 until it was rear- ended by a big four door pickup, and his insurance company paid me $800 more than I had payed for it. I put over 300,000 miles on those two cars together and I still have a set of brand new unused tire chains. I always wondered how those cars would preform in the snow with chains on, but never felt the need to put them on. (Hindsight--I should have had them on that one time.) Maybe someday I will buy a pickup they fit. I guess it is either that or Craig's list. I have never bought a car since then that I really liked. They keep telling us these newer cars are safer, but if I was going to be in an accident, even without air bags, I would rather be in one of those cars that little (not so new anymore) Buick Century I am driving now. When my El Dorado was rear-ended they said at the body shop I got hit pretty hard and if I had been in a new car the rear bumper would be about where the rear window was. I could still open and close the trunk, although you had to slam it to get it to stay closed. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Saw snow coming down pretty good for a few minutes last night, but it didn't stick. Right now the sun is shinning and it is 50. My PUD bill was outrageous this month and it hasn't really gotten cold yet, so here's hoping I've been bad enough Santa will bring me a whole bunch of coal so I could use it to help heat the house. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Johnny Mathis John FLETCHER's ('64) mention of Johnny Mathis took me back to 1967 or so in Richland or was it Pasco where he was in concert. My date wasn't the future Mrs. B but rather a sweet face from the Class of 1966 or so I think (;-) Happy New Year to ALL! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! What we gots here is... nah not a failure to cummunakate... it's a genuine twofer... right here in Richland City... but first lemme go back in time just a smidge... it was prolly '63 and I wuz just 17 you know what I mean and the way I looked wuz way beyond compaaaaare... no no no that ain't right... but I wuz 17... and I wanted one a them really cool paint jobs on my car... $50 smackers if I did the sanding myself... so I saved up my cigarette money (that must a been the time when I bought one of those little machines and rolled my own... no kidding... they tasted awful but wuz cheap) and went over to the paintin' house and forked over the moola... picked out the color... metallic cocoa brown... '53 Chrysler color... I wanted to drive it primered for a day but the B-day Boy's big bro ('58) said "NO"... when it wuz finished it was so ravishing... really... I did find out that a girl from the class '64 had a '53 Ford painted a similar color to '54 coupe with more red in it... found out because she came screaming around the corner of Stevens and VanGeisen and my mom swore it was me... I suggested she was color blind not to see the difference in colors... plus the year of the car... I think it was Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) who had the car... now if only I coulda got me one a them Clem shifters, I'da been the cat's meow! So the reason for that little bitta my history is that our b-day boy prolly watched my car (and a million others) being painted... I must congrachate the b-day boy on giving up bikes a short while back... we is just too brittle for them these days (I know... I don't wanna hear from you guys I run with that continue to use that form of transportation... and I know there's a buncha ya... Especially NOT you Gus ('57))... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a guy I consider a very dear friend and buddy, Larry BOWLS ('64) on your special day, Christmas, December 25, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Merry Christmas To All Bombers, It's been awhile but I thought I'd drop some pictures your way. Hope Everyone enjoys the Christmas Season! -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/27/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Jim DAUGHERTY ('70), Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SCHULTZ ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannine HUGHES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon CHAPMAN ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti ECKERT ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray NELSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I need ta listen When the Web-lady said "early"... she meant early... glad my post to Larry BOWLS ('64) got there... even tho I sent it on time I didn't send it early... my fault... Thanks to Pete BEAULIEU ('62) for the heads up on his book... Amazon says its on its way... gonna head up to Central/Northern Calif with my baby girl... last time we took this trip she was 15... she's 37 and looks 20... I suppose I'll get the same looks in stores, etc. I got the last time... those "dirty old man" looks... I remember back at Col-Hi when some teacher had the hots for Myrna MELLING ('65)... we used to have soooooooo much fun strolling by the guy at dances with Myrna hanging all over me and my hand placed strategically on her cute little behind... never saw a guy sweat so much in the winter in my life... since he once got me kicked outa school for noticing his resemblance to Ichabod Crane... I really enjoyed myself... well, ok... it wasn't just for noticing... it was for announcing it to the world that I got kicked out... You won't believe it actually snowed here [Vegas] for a few minutes this morning... the cats had never seen snow and didn't want to come in so I could go to work... Anyway, as I will be out for a while, I need to do another group hug... hey anybody wanna take bets on how many days AOL lets me have Sandstorm while I'm gone... been getting it every other day now... too strange... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kathy WERSEN ('64 RIP) and Janice BEARDSLEY ('64 RIP) on their special day, December 29, 2012 and to Donna PARDEE ('65) on her special day, New Years Day, January 1, 2013 (thought I'd goof up the year didn'tcha!) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Steven Frederick STORDAHL With sadness I want to let you know that Steven Frederick STORDAHL passed away in Kennewick on December 19th. He was born February 5, 1952. His services will be at 1pm on Thursday, December 27th at Hillcrest in Kennewick. I don't know if he was a Bomber or not, but I babysat him, his three brothers and two sisters when I was in high school. His brothers are Wayne, Michael and Richard ('77), and sisters Patty ('72) and Debbie ('76). His dad was Wes ('48-RIP) His aunt is Cristel STORDAHL ('49). Below is the link to his funeral notice at Hillcrest: Picture from the Herald: Rest in peace, Steven ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) Re: 100th Birthday-Dec 24th To: The DAWSON kids ('60, '62, & '65) I used to get most of my back-to-school clothes at Dawson- Richards and remember it well. Was in there once with my Dad (Frank), which was different as he usually didn't like to shop much. Usually my Mom, Esther (RIP) took me there. But anyway I was with my Dad and he was probably talking to your Dad. Dad said that he and I were going to Spokane the next day (Saturday) to get some work done a trailer tent he bought in Spokane. They got to talking about it and your Dad offered some tickets to a Cougars game in Pullman. I was on cloud 9... going to a Cougars game in person! I think they played Oregon or Oregon St. and they even won! It was in the old wooden seat stadium... we had seats in the end zone, but lot of action was on our end of the field. It was a great day. I still think about buying clothes there when I ride my bike around Uptown once and a while. -Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Vic MARSHALL's ('71) trip down a musical memory lane... I dated Greg REITEN ('69) in high school and his Mom's name was Lois. Maybe Lenore was her middle name? I too, was gaga over all the bands that came out of our time era at Col-Hi. Don't believe I missed a single dance, whether it was at school or a CYO dance or one at the Community House. My life revolved around music, singing and dancing... Thanks for the trip down memory Lane, Vic! Hi to Maureen. -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/28/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy STEACH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robyn RICHARDSON ('78) DID YOU KNOW? Penguins only live in the southern hemisphere? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ooopppssss!!! Am I in trouble!!! Completely forgot to break out the ol' propeller beanie yesterday for Jeannine HUGHES' ('54) birthday. I try not to let that happen, but every once in a while I can't access the calendar for whatever computer reasons. I do know that this is either your 19th or 20th birthday, so I really hope you enjoyed the day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers say we might have a dry week-end **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) I would like to wish my dear sister Grace DeVINCENTIS Spice ('50wb) a happy birthday December 31st and a healthy and happy new year. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) To: David RIVERS ('65) When ya get those "dirty old man looks", the correct response is to just strut your stuff and say, "Not so old!"... They'll not know she's your daughter, and you can leave 'em awestruck! -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [Took several days to get the right link to show the church that Helen wanted everyone to see. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Link for Helen & Warren's new church in Hope, IN I hope somebody posts new photos... we had an absolutely beautiful candlelit Christmas Eve service. They lit candles all over the church... and with the old pipe organ music it was neat. Christmas Blessings to you and yours. -Helen and the Rev. Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) After over 11 years working at the Hanford Resource Center I am saying a heartfelt and hard goodbye. I've worked with wonderful people across the nation involved in the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Staff members at 11 Resource Centers, Department of Labor employees, NIOSH, the Former Worker Screening Program, DOE, Haswoper instructors. I've said goodbye to co-workers but there are thousands of claimants and families who have touched my heart. Thank you for sharing your stories, your families, your dreams. Stories bringing tears and laughter. Thank you for the giving me words of wisdom. You've shown me what real strength and courage looks like - facing illness and loss with dignity, hope, humor. You've taught me to live life, what family means, to tell people you care. I take these warm memories and years of hugs to my new job where I will work in a project helping the next generation realize their potential. Last pitch: If you/someone you know worked at a DOE site and you have questions -- you're in good hands. Steve, Peggy, Mary, Ramona and Martha are the best! Call 509-946-3333 or 1-888-654-0014. Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/29/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Theresa Hammer sent stuff: Marlene LARSEN ('56wb), Carol CONVERSE ('64) John ZIMMER ('66), Theresa Hammer (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LANGE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dot EGELAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hannah LEE ('94) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: The Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75 -Marlene Rose LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) If you are getting your Sandstorm through AOL every other day, you're lucky. It's been several days it seems as though since I've got mine, with the exception of the 25th. Since then... nothing, Wish they would get their act going so that we don't have to keep looking at the site. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA I hope everyone had a good Christmas and you will have a good and healthy New Year. The rain seems to be letting up for a few days. We've so far had a bit over 20" of rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club40 DustStorm Delivery Delay Our Club40 DustStorm Editor, Marsha LAWELL Hathcox ('60) advised me that she has had some serious computer issues that required major repair and that due to some (I hope not too serious) illness caused this delay. However the DustStorm is now ready for the printer. Marsha will let us know, shortly, when and where the "Folding Party" will be and apologized for the delay and not letting everyone know sooner. Thanks for you patience and understanding and if there are any questions please feel free to contact me directly. -John ZIMMER ('66), Club40 President **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Theresa Hammer (NAB) After over 11 years working at the Hanford Resource Center I am saying a heartfelt and hard goodbye. I've worked with wonderful people across the nation involved in the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). Staff members at 11 Resource Centers, Department of Labor employees, NIOSH, the Former Worker Screening Program, DOE, Haswoper instructors. I've said goodbye to co-workers but there are thousands of claimants and families who have touched my heart. Thank you for sharing your stories, your families, your dreams. Stories bringing tears and laughter. Thank you for the giving me words of wisdom. You've shown me what real strength and courage looks like - facing illness and loss with dignity, hope, humor. You've taught me to live life, what family means, to tell people you care. I take these warm memories and years of hugs to my new job where I will work in a project helping the next generation realize their potential. Last pitch: If you/someone you know worked at a DOE site and you have questions -- you're in good hands. Steve, Peggy, Mary, Ramona and Martha are the best! Call 509-946-3333 or 1-888-654-0014. Theresa Hammer, Assistant Manager Hanford Resource Center 888-654-0014 509-946-3333 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/30/12 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Valarie Peery sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Mick HEMPHILL ('66), Valarie Peery (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GANT ('54) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Nancy WICK ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, if I've read the calendar right, it is now time for a tip of the ol' propeller beanie (the last one of this year). This time we are honoring Charlie GANT's ('53) younger brother, Phil ('54); and that's somewhat of a detraction. Other than the fact that Phil has been known to wear a "full Cleveland", he's generally a pretty nice guy, friend and fellow classmate. To that I would add, don't overstay your welcome in the Uptown Tavern. At least by now you won't be carded. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for the first freeze of this winter. It's been since early April that this part of the world has had temps that low. And just in time for New Year's. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So it was 45 years ago that the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) walked down the aisle to marry what was without a doubt the greenest 2LT in the Army. It was only the lack of a map and compass that prevented me from also being the dumbest of Uncle Sugar's trained killers. Fast forward to today, she still makes my palms sweat and my knees weak and to paraphrase the words of that red haired, jug eared, Sammy Oatmeal E-1 at Ft. Benning, I'm the "Most Luckiest" guy on the planet. In fact, If you used the Hubble telescope you couldn't find anyone happier than me. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Lost another Richland Icon Just wanted to let all know that we have lost a Bomber dad and Richland baseball Icon. Mr. Roy Fowler passed away 12/25/122 at his daughter's home in Spokane. Mr. Fowler is the father of Karen ('62) and Mike ('67). Along with being a wonderful father, he will be remembered as being one of the finest baseball coaches that ever walked on the diamonds of Richland. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fowler. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Valarie Peery (NAB) Re: Update on Bomberopoly board game Season's Greetings! This is a brief update on Bomberopoly. As you have realized, Bomberopoly game boards have not arrived. Although we have had terrific support from our local sponsors and Bomber alumni, we still have 25 spots on the board to get sponsored. We have had several sponsors cancel, so we have more spots to fill than previously expected. Until all spots are sponsored, the board can't go to production. But, we have some new businesses involved and I am hoping to get the boards out this spring! If I haven't had an opportunity to thank you in person, please accept this as a heartfelt thank you for supporting Bomber instrumental music. If you would like to see what our booster organization is doing to support Bomber instrumental music, please visit us at Once again, thank you for supporting our music program and our kids' music education. -Valarie Peery (NAB), Membership Coordinator Richland High School Instrumental Music Boosters ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 12/31/12 ~ NEW YEAR'S EVE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Rick MADDY ('67) Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grace DeVINCENTIS ('50wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne WALLACE ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug HILDEBRANT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary GRIGG ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mikel BOATMAN ('99) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hope this isn't too late for entry on New Year's Eve, as I wish to take this time to wish all a very happy, and possibly prosperous New Year. When you think on it, this year (2013) wasn't supposed to happen if the Mayan's were to be believed. Such is the way the ball bounces and here we are to tell about it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the freeze may finally happen as the skies are clear as I write this and the sun is dipping below the horizon. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) HAPPY NEW YEAR -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Coach Roy Fowler (RIP) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) mentioned the passing of Mr. Roy Fowler in yesterday's Sandstorm. Below is the link to his funeral notice from the 12/30/12 TC Herald: Coach Fowler funeral notice in the 12/30/12 Herald Re: Mid-Columbia Replay From 12/30/12 TC Herald "1951: Gene CONLEY ('48), the multi-sport standout from Richland, was named the No. 1 Minor League baseball player of the year by the Sporting News. The former Washington State College baseball and basketball star was a 20-game winner the previous summer with Hartford of the Eastern League." Re: Enjoy this New Year's Day card from Happy New Year to all! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very cold Richland with snow on the ground once more. It is supposed to drop to 10 New Year's Eve. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Mr. Fowler (RIP) My condolences to Mrs. Fowler, Karen, Mike and family. Someone has to be the bearer of bad news Mick ('6'), and I sincerely appreciate you letting us know. I have told this story before, but I will tell it again. I went over to the Fowler's home to grab Mike for a day of play and frolicking (frolicking as in at twelve going down off the south end of Wellsian Way into the cattails and weeds and smoking a pack of cigs until we were green. Or throwing .22 bullets on the sidewalk in front of Mike's house until one of the bullets hit the screen door and we realized we could lose an eye, or worse, doing that. JD'ing - never.). Usually Bill KAAS ('67) and John HAMMER ('67) would hook up too. I show my face and instantly Mr. Fowler believes this would be a good opportunity for Mike to practice some pitching; specifically, his knuckle ball. So, I put on a chest protector and catcher's mask and set up in front of Mr. Fowler's nice wooden fence as a back-stop. Mike starts pitching a few warm ups and then we get into the knuckle balls. Mike, a pitcher who went on to try outs with the NY Yankees (there really is something about DNA) a few years later could throw a knuckle ball. The real deal. The ball comes at me floating up, down, side ways and just before getting to me the bottom drops out of it and sometimes the ball actually touched a piece of the catcher's mitt. Mr. Fowler, getting a bit more edgy each time the baseball slams into his wooden fence full force, eventually dissatisfaction, possibly disgust, decides after about ten or so, that the practice was over before he had to replace some boards on his fence. This was the reason I spent my baseball years (6-14) in left field. A sad day indeed, Mike and Karen. All my love and best wishes for a better year coming to you and your family. Some pics. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Question I was talking with a fellow alum who has always been musically talented. So, I asked if she remembered when Louis Armstrong and Jewel Brown and his band came to Richland and played at the high school. She didn't and I am trying to figure out what the specific date was for when he was in Richland. Does anyone remember the date? Thanks so much. -Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` November, 2012 ~ January, 2013