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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 ~ 01/01/13 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR 60 Days until Iditarod 41 begins (3/2/2013) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Gary BEHYMER ('64), John FLETCHER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna PARDEE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark PERKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FITZPATRICK ('80) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) & Shannon CRAIG ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) To: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Louis Armstrong Hanging on the wall in our study I have a framed article from the Tri-City Herald ? "Satchmo In Outstanding Show Before Tri- City Audience of 1,844". The Richland Jaycees sold tickets for the October 14, 1965 8 p.m. show. Reserved section tickets were $3.50. I have my ticket stub a well as a piece of paper with the autographs of Louis Armstrong, Billy Kyle and Buster Bailey. Hope this helps. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Coach Roy Fowler (RIP) Between 1944 and 1956 we lived on the south end (on Douglass) just a four or five houses away from the Fowlers (on Dwayne). Roy passed his upbeat attitude and work ethic on to son Mike (nickname "Spunky") at a very early age... It was a deep-snow morning, probably 1955, when Mike ('67) knocked on our door with shovel in hand. He could not have been over six years old (by the calendar, 4 or 5 years younger than I). Mike was systematically clearing sidewalks at a dime a piece. I wanted to get back to the warmth of our baseboard heat vent, and rationalized that he might not make much. To which Mike hoisted out of his pocket a handful of dimes that popped my eyes out. The memory is still quite vivid. Also, the very early memory of having a St. Louis Cardinal celebrity in the neighborhood, and knowing that a promising professional baseball career had been cut short by something called the military draft. Best wishes to Mike and Karen ('62) from a neighbor and classmate. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) To: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Louis Armstrong and Jewel Brown My program has long since disappeared but I believe they were at the Bomber gym in February of 1966 ~ or so. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John FLETCHER ('64) To: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Louis Armstrong The more I think about it, the fuzzier my memory becomes, but I recall seeing Louis Armstrong in the Col-Hi gym in about 1963. -John FLETCHER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR There's a conversation that started between Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63) (Congrats by the way) and Pook SMITH ('63-RIP) and has continued between Jimbeaux and the undersigned that goes something like: "Do you recall whether that really happened or is it just so much a part of us that we no longer care?" As for me, with the exception of where I put the ratchet I laid down two minutes ago or what I had for breakfast (which is actually easy for me since I only have breakfast with the delinquents on Saturday, when we are on a hot rod run... or when I'm with the "girls" ('63/'65))... my memories are extremely vivid, However, they can also be, shall we say, sometimes less than delicate and often downright embarrassing... such was one memory which I recounted the other day and which has been alleged to be: "to put it mildly BS"... while I can still smell the perfume and see the teacher's agonized look, I shall take the high road and say I'm sorry to Myrna MELLING ('65) for including her in my recount of days long (I mean really long) past. Let me say, that I cherish Myrna's friendship and tho I haven't seen her since just after grageashun and have only spoken a couple of times since, she is one of my fondest memories of Jr Hi and Col-Hi. We were buds and I'd never intentionally jeopardize that friendship. For all you ex husbands out there who would prefer I not speak of your ex wives in such terms I apologize. In fact. let me say, that if any of you out there in Bomberdom would prefer I delete you or anyone you know from my stories and memory banks I will be happy to do so. I had a grand time in my youth. Tho my past may have been a bit sorted, and I've paid and continue to pay some very high consequences, I wouldn't change a moment of it. The times I had with my fellow Bombers may turn some faces a tad pink and would certainly cause some parents, including mine, to roll over in their graves, I must honestly say they would not come as much of a shock to very many. We are and were a fun loving bunch and our folks often turned a blind eye, I think, if the truth be told. So for the coming year, I will try and remember that you Bomber-babes are currently or were someone's wives and if you would prefer it, I will try and include you only in stories which paint you in the most glowing tones. And for the rest of you who enjoyed our silliness as much as I did... I'll keep my memories green! HAPPY NEW YEAR! -David RIVERS ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [David... I think that was MY cute little behind... shhhhhhhh, don't tell anybody. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PIIPPO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This just in... the Stanford Cardinal have upheld the Pac- whatever reputation. Gotta feel sorry for those poor "cheese heads" from 'sconsin, 0 and 3 in their last Rose Bowls. Next Saturday, in our nation's capitol, the Seahawks will duke it out with the Redskins in a monumental battle between rookie QBs. Some of the talking heads on both ESPN and the NFL Network think Seattle might just win. Unless RGIII has a miraculous recovery and is at 100 per cent. It that happens, don't think green kryptonite will do the Seahawks much good. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the mud-puddles finally froze on New Year's Day **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) To: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Louis Armstrong Well, by now you know how far in right field I did play. I missed the month by 4. I'm ALMOST amazed that some still had their old tickets though I thought it might be Dennis HAMMER ('64) with the answer. Thanks to Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) for the correct answer. The 'door is now open' for possible several visits by Satchmo? I say that only because I'm struggling with identifying who my guest might have been? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "Tales" I can't speak for all the "girls in your life", but I enjoy reading your memories and adventures of your years in "BomberLand". Your talent for recalling events amazes me, as I am doing good IF I can remember what I did two hours ago, let alone "umpteen" years ago. *grin* We "ushered" in 2013 by eating home made chili and playing Mexican Train... even managed to stay up til almost 3:00AM! *grin* Happy New Year, all, and am keeping fingers crossed that good health, good "scans and scopes" continue in my favor throughout this year and many more. *grin*. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA where we finally got COLD (we have gotten as low as 34 at night and only as high as 47 during the day) weather and snow in the mountain areas around us... I am a "happy camper". *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Thanks to everyone who responded with answers. Special thanks go out to Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) who wrote in with the real facts. Thanks, Doreen. -Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Barbara SESLAR ('60) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick LOHDEFINCK ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tobe ROBERTS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) On a sad note for us "older" Bombers, Patti Page, the singer of "Tennessee Waltz" and "Doggy in the Window" fame has recently passed. And, in my last submission, I gave out some erroneous information. The Seahawks and Redskins play on Sunday, not Saturday next. Saturday next is reserved for Packers-Vikings 3. So how many yards will Adrian Peterson gain against the Packers this time? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the cool weather continues, and, so far, the snow stays in the mountains. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, January 5 TIME: 11:30am WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Fond memories Linda REINING ('64) is such a great Bomber-babe... and she knows she won my heart some time ago... (and I don't hafta pay ta say nice things... so there!) I was excited to get Pete BEAULIEU's ('62) aka "Peter" book today!!!!!!! Inside the cardboard packaging was a card containing a "Scandisk adapter" and a Scandisk ultra 64 GB" dowhichie... I opened the book and could read it just fine without the little scandisk dowhichies... have no clue why they were included... they look like the little widgets that you use in digital cameras... there was no slot in the book so I guess I'll just put them in the box of stuff I don't use but don't throw away... I know that every now and then Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63) finds really cool stuff in his box and he gives it to me to put in mine... Is it me or is this year really VERY cold? I had just been feeling much better from the "cold" I had in October and yesterday I spent the day with the Delinquents in the freezing cold at Stateline... little run we've made with a ton of other hot rodders for the last 18 years... by the time I got home I had a very sore throat... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... The ladies took down the tree at the office today and gave everything away. Our building sold to ZAPPOS... my partner had asked us not to tell anyone it was up for sale and then it came out on the front page of the news paper... some of our tenants have been here for over 30 years... who knows where they will go... I don't think I'm gonna go any where... economy is just the pits and I can't imagine going back to a large firm at my age... That stuff was fine in my 30s and 40s when I thought I had something to prove... to be VERY honest, that is why I didn't come home to Richland for 20 years. I wanted to be "somebody" before I returned... when I did, I was just a drunk with a membership in a large prestigious firm... the last 26 years of sober living have given me more peace of mind, tho it hardly came all at once... most of it has come within the last two... I've always wondered why my memories of Richland are so vivid... I think it's because they ended at the age 19. They were carved in stone when I left and gave me a warmth I didn't find anywhere else. They were finite and didn't get mingled with a lot of later memories with the same kids in the same place... I am so very grateful to have been born and raised in our home town. One memory that I'll always cherish is "the walk" I thought that guy and his older brother were about the coolest guys I knew. I'm glad to continue the friendship with Jack ('61) and just want him to know that I remember losing his brother, Chuck GARDINER ('63-RIP) on January 3rd, 29 years ago! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Tri-City All Bomber Lunch, aka Patti's Memorial Bomber Lunch Attention all Richland/Col-Hi Bombers - no matter when you graduated! Mark your Calendar so you'll be sure not to miss the first of 2013 Tri-City All Bomber Lunch, aka Patti's Memorial Bomber Lunch! Bring your spouse, a friend, neighbor, or bring a fellow classmate and join us Saturday, January 12th to celebrate Bomber Pride and the start of another wonderful year! WHEN: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 TIME: 12:30pm - 3pm WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 W. Van Giesen, West Richland (2nd building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) CONTACTS: Judy WILLOX ('61), Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('60), or Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) See you there! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Jason Lee pictures from Linda MASSEY ('66) Kindergarten - Moore 1st Grade - Hughes or Hagen 2nd Grade - Unknown Teacher 5th Grade - Gravell or Orchard 6th Grade - Hughes Hello, everyone ~ If anyone has additional names, please send them to me. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HOLLOWAY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Jill LYONS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina BERLAND ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Bringing in the New Year at Dutch Harbor AK This was my 18th trip to Dutch Harbor, AK... once to train crew and 17 displays. Despite severe storm cells constantly pounding the island every hour or so we managed to get the trailer in place and all systems ready to fire under ugly conditions. The firing board had ice freezing on it. Incredibly at about 11:45 a hole appeared in the overcast, the wind died and snow thinned out. At exactly 12:00 I fired the first shells and seventeen minutes later the finale. Ten minutes later we were in near whiteout conditions. Everything the clouds could drop on us was horizontal. I was snug in my arctic suit as long as I could keep my back to the wind. No worries about clean up as the high winds scoured the surface. The City of Unalaska provides me with keys to the city buildings and we set the display up on a 50 foot trailer in the High Bay facility with doors at both ends closed and the heat on. We are now using two trailers as the show has grown. The second trailer is only 25 feet and we don't use it all, but we will this next 4th of July. The display was well received despite my worries that I am running out of ideas for making it different each time. But I have to admit the many nice comments help me to ignore my arthritic joints in the cold. At lunch on the New Year's Day a lady at the next table was saying how much she enjoyed the fireworks and was asking the waitress if she knew who did them? She replied that the lady was sitting next to him. I was a bit embarrassed at her lavish praise for what she said was the finest she had ever seen on the 6 continents. I asked her what took her across this world like that and she replied she was a film production manager. She asked for several of my business cards. Turns out Lisa is the Production Manager for "The Deadliest Catch". Crab season started last week and this year runs to May 15th. Each boat has a quota. I find it interesting with all of the people I have met in cafes, the airport, and other places on that remote island. Geologists, Oceanographers, Atmospheric Physicists, Electronics Engineers, Hydraulics Engineers, Marine Scientists, Federal Fish and Wild Life Auditor/Monitors (one on every vessel) and of course Captains, Mates and crew members of a variety of vessels. One young man I shared a table with was the mate of a "Long Liner". He and the captain shared command of the boat 12 on and 12 off. They use lines 10 miles long and reel in and process as much at 15,000 pounds of fish in 24 hours. He was an impressive young man at 26 years old. I flew to Anchorage today and will fly on home on Sunday the 6th which will make me another year older. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ Anchorage, AK Where many main streets are clear, most others are solid ice and treacherous. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: She's all you'd ever want She's the kind you wanna flaunt and take to dinner... Oh yeah, Bomber-babe birthday time in Bomberdom! Of course, before I launch into that I gotta take my usual side trips. I started Pete's ('62) book last night and am fascinated with the underling inquiry; one which is very personal to each of us and will continue to play a huge role in each of our lives. Naturally I am simultaneously involved in two other non-fiction books regarding current affairs. As I read, I recalled that several times in my life I have been approached to "write a book". Now don't get me wrong, I write well founded, cogent and persuasive briefs in which the reader is lead to agree with me. I have had several colleagues, who are not involved in the subject cases, confess they love to read my briefs for entertainment. My problem, however, is that I am too two dimensional, slothful and shallow to actually write a book. My best writing other than legal writing came in Undergrad, when the Prof. assigned us to do a research paper on any Greek Myth of our choosing. The prospect bored me to tears. Instead, I fabricated a myth based upon American history. When the paper came back it showed an "F" which had been changed to an "A+" with a note warning that if I ever told a soul it would revert to the "F". He said in good conscience he had to give me the A+. I was so naive (as I always have been for the most part in academia) it didn't occur to me the possible consequence for simply ignoring the assignment. I admire the skill and discipline required to author a well written book and commend Pete on his achievement. I've mentioned before that I have lacked "drive" my entire life. When I finally read my first book at age 21, I couldn't believe what I had deprived myself of for all those years. When I got to college I was like a kid in a candy store and devoured everything they had to offer with great relish. After entering on probation, I was immediately given a scholarship after the first quarter and received three degrees with full scholarships. But I never really had sufficient drive to want to "be" anything. I hafta tell ya, I bagged a full ride to Harvard for a PhD. to go to Law School because I thought Lawyers really dressed cool. Now if that can be considered ambition, well I just don't know. Once I started something I had to be the best, but only to prove that I could. Not out of desire to actually be the best. Well enough of this silliness... on to one a my faaaaaaaaavorite Bomber-babes. We always wanted to get together as Lawyer and secretary, but she just could never pass the test. Oh not that she doesn't possess the skills... it was a secret test and I'm allowed to say no more... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paula Jill LYONS ('64) on your special day, January 4, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you, PJ!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Karen COLE ('55) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Steve PANTHER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise HARTCORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam EHINGER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: David RIVERS ('65) Great job of writing and very interesting to read abut your history. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has wondered about how you made it down the very difficult road of life. I'm sure there's volumes more but it was kind of you to share that part with us. You've earned my respect. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Creative Exam Paper After reading David RIVERS' ('65) story about the myth term paper, I thought he might enjoy this exam paper. As a former English teacher, I would have given him a better grade. Ha -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Re: Col-Hi Class of '65 Ladies Lunch ATTENTION: All Ladies who graduated from Col-Hi in 1965: Mark your Calendar and join us for the first "Ladies of '65 Lunch" of 2013, which will be held at Shari's Restaurant in Kennewick next Friday, January 11th. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or phone. We look forward to seeing you again! WHEN: Friday, January 11th, 2013 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Shari's Restaurant (Across from Columbia Center) 1200 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick CONTACT: Pat DORISS Trimble or Ronna Jo LYNCH -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Jason Lee Grade School pictures Please help identify the correct teacher name for 5th grade. Two links below show the same picture but two different teachers: The previous posting of Jason Lee 1st grade Mrs. Hagen is actually Mrs. Mavis Hughes: The previous posting of Jason Lee 2nd grade unknown teacher was already posted with Mrs. Meigs as the teacher: The Jason Lee 3rd grade teacher has been confirmed as Mrs. Orchard, not Miss Gravell: Does anyone have the Jason Lee 3rd grade picture with Laney or Oakes as the teacher? Gerald Stein originally sent the picture with some names, but now the link has been deleted. New article from the Tri-City Herald from Linda MASSEY ('66) regarding Mark BLACK ('66-RIP): Re: '66 web site I would like someone to volunteer to be my backup for our '66 web site. No experience is required!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve PANTHER (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Old Richland-Hanford Pictures [WARNING - This is a HUGE file with some great pictures. -Maren] Here are some pictures that many have not seen. My father came in the beginning and traveled all over the country buying huge lathes and machine equipment to set up the central machine shop. We all should be very proud of our parents for building the world's first production reactor in 13 months and keeping the peace through strength. We only wish the environment was a bigger priority then. Richland was a unique place where scientists, engineers, craftsmen, and people from all walks of American life were thrown together and then their kids got to grow up together. Most of us have lifelong friends as a result. It is truly "Great to be a Bomber"! -Steve PANTHER (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Aaron JOHNSON, II ('82) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lora HOMME ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia REDISKE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allyson SMITH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon STRATTON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Mrs. Betty Polk, mother of Ron POLK ('66), gave me some new pictures to add to our '66 site: If any of you have names, please send them to me. Also, I am looking for someone to be my backup on our '66 site. No experience is required. I will be glad to help you... it is just a matter of "copy and paste." Thank you so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we have snow again!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Aaron JOHNSON, II ('82) Today's Sandstorm featured an entry from Steve PANTHER ('67) with a large file of pictures. One of those pictures was titled "1965- Model in remains of Old Hanford High School". The model is my mom, Beverly SULLIVAN Johnson ('54-RIP). I used to have a few more of her in this setting but unfortunately we lost those in a home fire in 2009 along with dozens and dozens of pictures from that era. I managed to save 2 boxes of items before the firemen kicked me out of the house. In one was the following items: * Souvenir Program - Richland Frontier Days - Sept. 2, 1946 * "The Cougar"- Carmichael Junior High School Yearbook - 1951 (cardstock, stapled together) * "Richland Class of 1954 Has Reunion" - Newspaper clipping with picture and names - TCH, Sunday, July 12, 1964 * Memories books for Columbia High School class of 1954 (1984 & 1994) * Assundry promotional books of Richland put out by the city Proud of the Cloud! -Aaron JOHNSON, II ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: Steve PANTHER (The Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Great set of pictures! There are a couple I've not seen before. Some information about a few of them. The three power house stacks are from D Area. D was the only one with three stacks due to the addition of more boilers. It was planned to add more boilers to other 100 areas but due to the Johnson Administration's order to curtail Pu production that did not come to pass. The 1954 Plastic Man was an invention of Homer Moulthrop. Homer originally worked in the 231-W building. Arriving from Oak Ridge in 1944 one of his primary duties was contamination control. Homer, when he worked at Oak Ridge's X-10 site was tasked with studying how plutonium might travel inside the "hoods" used to process and analyze plutonium. He is also one of the few men I know of who worked at Chicago as well. Homer provided some interesting stories from that time too. The pictures of Hanford Patrol were part of a newsreel series on the protection of Atomic Facilities. A picture of the ferry with the "tank" reminds me of the "Wilma J". The reactor front face is probably N but I'm sure everyone knew that. And the name Camp Hanford is used inaccurately for war time construction camp. A pet peeve of mine and Burt PIERARD's ('59). It's Hanford Camp not Camp Hanford. (this has been debated before) Day's Pay christening was performed by Katie Bell Harris. I can't remember the engine number but it was the outboard engine on the co-pilot's side. The number 51,000 workers keeps floating around the actual number of workers is a little more than 45,000. And that number began to decline in July of 44. 51,000 refers to the total residents of the camp. The photo of the locomotive being decontaminated. I suspect the worker is wearing SWPs because of the potential. Decontamination of locomotives used to be done at Riverland Rail Yards. If the locomotive was "deconned" it was probably done at T-Plant. FFTF & Karen Silkwood. Here's a fact not well known. The plutonium found in her body was not the same as the plutonium found in her home. Each had a different isotopic makeup. Something was amiss in her story. The model near the Hanford High School. Something seems out of place. I didn't think any walls of the High School had been taken down. There was a brick building behind it. Hmm? [see entry above about this picture. -Maren] And the inside photo of the decon building. Atomic Man McClusky's home for a period of time. Friends of his used to play cards with him when Mac was there. They wore SWPs and a mask but many a card game was played much to his enjoyment. You know ARCHO bought him a color TV and a nice easy chair for him to use. That chair was still there when they removed the building a few years ago. I believe it wasn't even contaminated. That would have been interesting to see at CHREST. That's all I have. Thanks for sharing, Steve. -Don L. Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SCHAUER ('84) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Old Pictures sent by Steve PANTHER ('67) A big thank you to Don Sorenson (NAB) for the [additional information regarding the] historical pictures. I thoroughly enjoyed them. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: The Ravons I spotted a 1965 Richland recording (Westland Records) by The Ravons with "The Time Has Come" & "I Don't Know Why". Anyone familiar with this group including members and IF they were actually from Richland? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/13 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kath CARLSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti SINCLAIR ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Lenora HUGHES ('55) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan ECKERT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John TAYLOR ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pearl DROTTS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FUNDERBURG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edna SMYTH ('71wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Joe and Kristi MAGULA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stefan SCHERPEREL ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) Re: Football game: Seahawk vs Redskins Well, I couldn't lose in this game. Having lived 40 years in Seattle and cheering for the Seahawks and almost 20 years in VA rooting for the Redskins it was a win-win situation for me yesterday. Go HAWKS! Get well RGIII! -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Fort Valley, VA where it is almost too cold to walk my new puppy three times a day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) To: Linda REINING ('64) Happy Birthday to a special lady. If you look in the dictionary under the word FRIEND I am sure you will see LINDA REINING. I hope that you have a very special birthday and that you have many, many more. -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: School dayz, school dayz... dear old... When I hear others talk about their school dayz, if they speak of them at all, I am gladdened by the experiences most of us had. By "us" I mean we Bombers. And even then I don't limit my thoughts to just those who were lucky enough to attend Col-Hi but all the kids who had the pleasure of spending at least a portion of their lives growing up in Richland. Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) reminded me the other day of the Army contingent in Richland and I recall so many of the kids I was close to who didn't get to stay long enough to be "Bombers" I remember Ronnie SHADELL ('64) who had an entire Life magazine story written about him in '68, while we were in Veitnam. As a result of that story I was able to share a couple of letters with Ronnie after he was sent to Oki after his third "hit"... he was a fun guy and lived next to the PARKER girls ('60,'63,&'65) when he went to Chief Jo... then there was Billie SIMMONS ('65) who lived in the house across from Ronnie. Billie was a big time music guy and we would listen to records in my basement for hours. He introduced me to the Olympics and "Big Boy Pete"... I think of him every time I hear that song. When I was leaving Vietnam, we were flown into DaNang to fly home. For some reason, long lost in my pea brain, I carried Billie's picture along with Carolyn MOORE's ('65) in my wallet the whole time of Vietnam. It's a wonder those pictures survived but they did... can't say the same for my social security card and things like that... I was totally lost in the huge base of DaNang and just hung with the rest of the survivors I had come over with waiting to fly home... I have a picture of 8 of us who went over together and all 8 came home with experiences of being hit from 1 to 9 times... the 9 time guy was a story of his own... he would not go home because of a huge SNAFU he had caused before going to Vietnam... trying to make up for it... we went to this little PX to get whatever (I'd go anywhere to avoid getting that hair cut I so badly needed) and I heard a familiar voice behind me... I knew it was Billie and whirled to see his big grin! What a moment... what I'm getting at, in my own round about way, is that upon grageashun, I was convinced that I knew (not maybe as great pals but at least had met) every kid in my class and a whole bunch of other kids in other classes... as the years pass my memory fades on some of the faces, but at least at that time I felt good to know these kids... I feel sorry for kids who didn't grow up with that closeness. One of the kids I knew I knew and have been happy enough to get to know much better is having her special day today. I am so pleased that over the years we have become pretty close and got to know each other fairly well... She one of those Bomber-babes that I look forward to seeing every chance I get and so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Linda REINING ('64) on your special day, January 9, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Reminder: Ladies of '65 January Luncheon Just a reminder that the first Ladies of '65 Lunch of 2013 will be this Friday, January 11th, at Shari's Restaurant in Kennewick! We look forward to seeing you! WHEN: Friday, January 11th, 2013 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Shari's Restaurant (Across from Columbia Center) 1200 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA CONTACTS: Pat DORISS Trimble or Ronna Jo LYNCH -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Sharon Rhoten Emerson (HHS'91-RIP) Sharon was born September 29, 1972 and passed away January 3, 2013 in Richland. She attended Lewis and Clark, Chief Jo and graduated from HHS. Her parents were Kent ('72) and Connie RHOTEN. Her viewing will be at 11:00 on Saturday, January 12th, at the LDS Chapel at 1720 Thayer in Richland. Her services will begin at 1. You may view her notice at the Einan's link: Re: Also, Linda MASSEY Cornwell ('66) provided three more pictures of interest. They are: Birthday party for Belva LONGMORE ('66) March 1958 Jason Lee Brownies Engagement picture for Miss Gravell, former 5th grade teacher at Jason Lee Peace to all~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Greg GORDON - Class of 1979 ~ 1960 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/10/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick HARRIS ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Pat DORISS ('65), John ZIMMER ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy STEIN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick HARRIS ('49) Re: Mission Ridge and Bomber Name Last week, our Wenatchee Rotary Club had a presentation by recent additions to staff at Mission Ridge Ski and Snowboard Resort. The member, doing the introductions was from Wenatchee Valley College. In her remarks, she mentioned that when she was a student in Richland, she used to ride the buses up to Mission Ridge from Richland on Saturday Mornings. Following the program, I chatted with her and told her that many years ago, I was a ski instructor at Mission Ridge and I used to enjoy riding up the chairlifts with students from Richland. I would ask them if they knew what athletic teams from Richland were called, prior to being called the Bombers. Most often, they would look at me incredulously and ask, "Well, haven't they always been the Bombers?" To this I would reveal that, "No, they were the Beavers and before that, they were the Broncs!" This was news to them! This lady turned-out to be a Falcon from Hanford High, so we can forgive her lack of knowledge about the Bombers! Happy New Year, Bombers! -Dick HARRIS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just to further confuse the issue, there was a Camp Hanford. To be precise, that was the Army cantonement area sometimes in North Richland across the street ("A"?) from the steam plant. I'm not sure how long the camp operated, but it was there in the '50s. Some attendees in the Richland School District where children of those stationed at Camp Hanford, not all graduated from Columbia High, some maybe never got past John Ball. But they are all intermingled with the rest of us. I had the experience of escorting the daughter of an Army Major to the Rainbow Dance. I must have passed his inspection and got her home at the prescribed hour. She was, by the way, a '55 grad. [Picture shows where everything is:] This subject came about as RIVERS ('65) was explaining to me that he learned to drive in North Richland. To: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) It is a shame that RGIII's injury occurred during the waining moments of the ball game. He is an excellent qb, and seems to be a very bright, articulate young man. I wish him well. To: Maren Looks like the Tide done rolled over the Irish. BREAKING NEWS: Obama has stepped in and decided that Alabama got too many points yesterday and has redistributed some of those points to Notre Dame resulting in a tie in the game and a tie for the national championship. When asked for a comment, Obama said, "Alabama obviously got more than their fair share. They didn't win that all by themselves! What does one team need all those points for?" -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is windy and rainy and the weather guesser think there might be snow on the valley floor, but not for long. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Tri-City All Bomber Lunch, aka Patti's Memorial Bomber Lunch Reminder: All Richland/Col-Hi Bomber graduates! You're invited to join us at the first of 2013 Tri-City All Bomber Lunch, aka Patti's Memorial Bomber Lunch this Saturday. Bring your spouse, a friend, neighbor or a fellow classmate and join us Saturday, January 12th to celebrate Bomber Pride and the start of another wonderful year! WHEN: Saturday, January 12th, 2013 TIME: 12:30pm - 3pm WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 W. Van Giesen, West Richland (2nd building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 DustStorm As promised earlier, we finally have a date for the fall issue of DustStorm. Club40 DustStorm Editor, Marsha LAWELL Hathcox' ('60) computer has been fixed, the DustStorm has been edited and returned from the printers and the folding party is scheduled for 2pm Tuesday, January 15th. Shortly thereafter your DustStorm will be mailed to the Club 40 paid up members. Thanks for all of your patience and understanding of this delay and I am sure Marsha appreciates all as well. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at any time. -John ZIMMER ('66), Club 40 President **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: biopsy Well, I had my breast biopsy on Monday morning. My doctor called today telling me it came back positive for cancer. She actually got the phone call last night but elected to call me today so I wouldn't lose any sleep worrying over it. She has started the referral process to get me into a surgeon and oncologist to see where I go from here. It was in the back of my mind that it very well could be cancer as when I'm working that's what I do; x-rays and mammograms. I've left it in God's hands and will see where my life's roads take me. I know there are lots of options out there now, more than ever. If you see fit please include me in your thoughts and prayers. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we have had way too much rain (*)************************************************************ ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/11/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ray HALL ('57) Linda REINING ('64), Betti AVANT ('69) Darlene NAPORA ('69), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RUSSELL ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kurt JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len Paris ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMYTH ('73wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LYSHER ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: The "BREAKING NEWS" portion of my last entry: There are two things to note about that entry: 1.) I am of the belief that it was an "editorial comment" as I did not write it. [Yes, it was... and it should have been in brackets. I had put something else that wasn't very nice and when I changed to the "BREAKING NEWS", I forgot the editorial brackets. Sorry for any confusion. -Maren] 2.) That would explain how ND got the 14 points that show up on the scoreboard. It would seem that Mr. Sabin knows how to coach a team to peak at the proper time. The previous year 'Bama lost to LSU in SEC title match, and then turned around and trimmed the Tigers' whiskers for the National Championship. How soon they forget. I think I may have mis-identified the street in North Richland where the steam plant stood. It would been either 1st or 2nd and not A. East-west streets in NR were numbered starting at the south end of "town". The north-south streets were lettered (with two exceptions) starting on the east or river side of town. There was no "A" street, and the two exceptions were GWWay and Stevens Drive. I believe the steam plant supplied heat to the barracks in addition to the merchant buildings, like the North Star Theater, the Tavern, the Foodliner, the drugstore, warehouses on Stevens Drive and the Signal gas station at the corner of 5th and GWWay. I don't recall steam pipes making their way to John Ball School. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers have only one more chance to predict snow on the valley floor before the dry weather returns. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray HALL ('57) Re: History, UG!! Hey all you old time Bombers: I walk behind the gravel pit, then on a old sagebrush covered partially paved road. It goes until the start of what appears to be a railroad bed that starts at the beginning of the waste plant. Anybody know where the civil air patrol was located? Interesting to find a paved road there. Thanks. I used the computer but nothing. Go Bombers -Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: cancer diagnosis Betti, I don't personally know you, but as a cancer survivor, going on 4 years, I want you to know that there is hope out there, and I will keep you in prayers. chemo and radiation are rough to go through, but it does work, just takes its toll on the body... I was very fortunate in having great doctors, nurses, friends, and, of course, my family, who were there for support... we had many tears and laughter, too, and that might sound "funny", but if you can find humor in some of the stuff that you are going through, it does help... when I lost my hair, we joked that now the kids would be able to see "the eyes in the back of my head". *grin* I know that sounds weird, too, but tears and humor/laughter really do help. there were "down times", too, and for that, I had lots of friends and family, who would hold me, cry with me, and just let me "be sad" for a bit. I will tell you that taking a protein drink of some kind, will also help with the nutrition, which is very important... also keeping as healthy as you can, will also help... you need vitamins, take whatever prescription medication you have been prescribed, and hygiene is important, too. believe me, brushing my teeth was painful, as my mouth was full of sores, but I found using baby toothpaste helped, plus ice chips, popsicles, and potato soup, which my daughter would make me, daily... she'd blend it in the blender, so I didn't have to worry about chewing, just swallowing. *grin* at any rate, do what your doctors tell you, get support from family, friends, or a cancer support group, and know that you will have many Bombers keeping you in prayers. if you want to privately email, feel free to do that at any time. hugs to you and your family, they will need support, too, as this also takes its toll on them, as it will be hard on them, watching you go through this... my oldest daughter "held it together", and was my care-giver, but it took its toll on her, at times, too... she tried very hard not to show it, to me, but I could tell... after all, I am her mom. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ we are still having Winter in Bakersfield, CA and am a "happy camper"... this is MY kind of weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Thanks A great big Bomber accolades to all who responded to my plea for thoughts and prayers in my time of need. The neighborhoods in Richland growing up were pretty special and for that I am thankful. My doctor's office is still working on getting an appointment for me with a surgeon and then we'll explore oncologists. I asked, if at all possible to find female doctors just because... Well, there is only 1 female surgeon in the Olympia area but she does do breast surgeries so that's who they are trying to get me in with, she has a solo practice and is about my age according to her site. The oncology office they use have 3 females on staff. I talked with the breast cancer navigator and she has good words about all of them, in fact she worked at the oncology office before changing jobs and going to training for what she does now. Thanks again, it's so greatly appreciated. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where I hope we avoid the snow tonight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Betti - I was very sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis. Support & Prayers coming your way from Texas. -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ~ Austin, TX where it is supposed to be sunny and in the 60s today after several days of rain **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: George DANA ('70-RIP) and Len PARIS ('69) Well today would have been # 62 for good friend George "Big G" DANA. Mike FRANCO ('70) and I don't necessarily see eye to eye on everything but I am CERTAIN he will confirm that the G-Man was about the nicest guy either of us have ever known. And FRANCO and DANA will go down as one of the great comic partnerships of all time. To share a little G story: George didn't travel all that much. After a couple of years touring the world courtesy of Uncle Sam (US Navy 1971-'73) G was pretty much content to stay home. He made the occasional foray to Seattle for a Seahawks or Mariners game and was an ANCHOR of the annual Richland Road Trip to visit Bobby JACOBS ('70) and assorted motley characters in L.A. during the late '70s and early '80s. No doubt, Mike "Accuracy Counts" FRANCO ('70) will correct me on one or more of the previous factoids but basically George stayed close to home. He paid a visit to me when I was living in Seattle during the early '80s. Two Bomber Babes, Gaylinn ('68) and Tracy ('76) WRIGHT had G and I over for dinner one night. It was a very nice spread, as I recall, but the "highlight" was the very special Croissants the girls had procured to accompany the meal. Don't exactly recall WHY they were so darn special but they were. Anyway, during the course of dinner, George was offered another Croissant (for those of you who did not know George, he was big on bread) as in "Would you care for another Croissant, George?". Well George just kind of sat there for a second or two and then came his classic reply "What the hell is that? French for Buns?" I nearly fell off my chair laughing and it took a couple of minutes for things to settle down. Not sure it as funny in the retelling as it was in person but, trust me, it was hilarious. The wonderful thing about George was that this little pearl just kind of came out - he wasn't TRYING to be funny - he just was. And to this day, whenever I see, touch, taste, or even think of Croissants - I think of my good friend George. Hope you are hitting 'em long and straight up there, brother. I also wanted to take a moment to congratulate Len PARIS ('69) on his special day - today. Len is a very special guy in his own right and quite a natural wit... which may just come from these two Bomber Classics sharing the same Birth date. Happy Birthday, Len!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Rex HUNT ('53wb), Karen COLE ('55) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Steve CARSON ('58) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Annie PARKER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUNT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn RIESE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim CORREY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger McCOLLEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Civil Air Patrol Airport Ray HALL ('57) asked about the location of the CAP airport. It was located upriver (west) of where the Yakima River empties into the Columbia, with one of its runways actually on the dike at the Yakima River edge. The old road to the "Y" and to Kennewick (GWWay) was to the east. Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) probably knows more. I think her dad was one of the gentlemen involved in the airport construction. Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) learned to fly there too, and may have more details. He lives in Kennewick now. Last I saw, it looked like a big gravel pit where the runways had been located. I learned how to fly at that airport, and took off and landed there many times in the '50-'52 time frame. Soloed when I as 16. That main runway was used the most, and in prevailing westerly winds, our approach would have us turning into the final leg out over the Columbia River. As I recall, he airport was largely built by volunteers, and a number of individuals built private hangers in the early years. The main structure was a Quonset building. Only CAP members could use the airport on a permanent basis. The existing airport, NW of town, was closed to civil aviation and used by AEC only (I think). They had a number of Piper aircraft there used for security patrols around the perimeter of the Hanford project. Someone else commented on troops being stationed at North Richland. They were Army folk, NIKE antiaircraft batteries were manned by them. I had a "run-in" with one of the soldiers in '51, I think. He rear-ended my ole '38 Chev. I chased him right out between the barracks with several other Col-Hi kids in the car. Next thing we knew, soldiers were pouring outa' the barracks and we were surrounded! MPs came roaring up in jeeps and saved our hides! The poor guy who rear ended me ended up in the Richland jail charged with "hit and run", but I helped get him off the hook by describing the whole event - we had "taunted" him and were having a "rat race" through town. I slammed on my brakes at a stop sign - he couldn't get stopped. Best I know they let him go. His name was Albert Raymer or something similar. There was a lot of tension between the Army guys and us "townies" for awhile... -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Tom My older Brother, Tom McKEOWN ('53), died of prostate cancer,at 12:05 pm on January 9th. Tom has been fighting and beating cancer for 13 years. His Multiple Myloma has been in remission for 9 years thanks to a blood stem cell transplant from Brother Mike ('60). Then he is taken by Prostate Cancer, primarily because he relied on the "finger wave", and did not have a blood PSA test. Tom will be missed by many, but none more than his family. Other than my immediate family he was the dearest thing in my life, and who do I call now for older brother advice? His son Pat, sent a note to God making sure that he knows that a special guy was coming, and to take good care of him. Rest in peace, big brother. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) To: Betti AVANT ('69) cancer is more than survival-able. My wife happened to wake up one morning with a horrible cancer growing in her sinus cavity and spreading down her neck to her right shoulder and right breast. The local doctors knew it was cancer but no idea as to what sort. After several trips to Stanford then to UCLA's magnificent hospital, it was diagnosed, a protocol was developed and surgery was done followed by a year of chemo and 58 weeks of radiation. She survived 25 years afterward till a local butchershop hospital screwed up. Somewhat handicapped from all the treatment, she seemed to have enjoyed the last 25 years more than the first 40. Hang in there... a lot of good stuff is yet to come. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ in lovely downtown Hanford, CA where all the sane people wait summer and warm weather. P.S. I have a sister in law living there in Yelm... a member of that ultra strange cult there. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Like Linda REINING ('64) I too am a cancer survivor. Mine was over twenty years ago and the treatment was archaic compared to treatment you'll receive. Staying positive is a really big factor. One of my sons was recovering from cancer when mine was diagnosed. I think this really motivated me to be strong and positive throughout my treatment. Linda has given you good advice, follow it as best you can. Feel free to email me if you would like any information or just to vent. Believe me, venting helps, and it's difficult to do with your loved ones. You are in my prayers. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA cold and snowing **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Dear Betti, I am involved with trying to help people who are challenged with cancer, especially breast cancer. I have several friends who have been so challenged and have done all the treatments involved in eliminating that disease from their lives. I would like to encourage you to get a copy of a book by Barbara Delinsky, who is one of my most favorite authors and a breast cancer survivor. It is called "Uplift" and is a composite of many suggestions from many survivors of breast cancer and its treatments. This disease causes one to deal with many aspects of dealing with the physical, personal and emotional aspects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgical treatments and a lot of how others with this disease have successfully dealt with these issues. I would be happy to send you a copy if you are unable to obtain one, with the stipulation that you share this wonderful book, after you no longer need it, with someone you know who is going to have to face dealing with this disease as you have. I look forward to hearing of your recovery and returning to fulfilling your life?s dreams. Share this with your loved ones and "Keep positive". Sincerely, -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Ray HALL ('57) The CAP airfield is now the gravel pit? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Before there was RGIII, there was ECB3. Both are noteworthy in their own special way, but the Birthday Boy is a Bomber. Happy Birthday to Earl BENNETT ('63), I hope you are adjusting to retirement, it?s a pretty good gig. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Sharon BROWN ('64) shared this on the Facebook page "Richland Bombers from the Class of 1964". ~ 134 members: A tribute to Richland, Washington. Prepared for the 40th Class Reunion of the Class of 1972 -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Brothers I got lotsa big brothers among the Bombers out there and feel very fortunate in that regard... today's b-day boy is a big brother to me and to his many sisters (I should know all their classes... but... uh... )... now I've always wondered why I didn't see more of him, considering he lived right across the street from Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) and very near Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and considering the time I spent with those two... as I pondered I recalled that Terry lived behind Stuart ZIEGE ('57) and Kathy FLYNN ('65) and Jimmy lived around the corner from Stuart... then I recalled, I always entered Terry's house thru the back door by cutting behind Stuart's and walking thru this little "alleyway"... more like a patch of grass... I recall one winter day we were hiding on the side of Stuart's house throwing snowballs at cars... the rule was: "loud pipes... don't throw"... well some loud pipes approached and for some unknown reason, one or all of us let 'er fly... smack in the middle of the windshield of a very nice blue semi-custom... we ran thru the patch of grass to Terry's... it wasn't easy because Terry was digging holes and burying coffee cans as "boobie- traps" don't ask me why... ask him... we reached the back door safely and huddled in the front room waiting, thinking the driver would never know where we went... varoom varoom... took him no time at all... Benny Angel (?) sat outside waiting for us... eventually he left (after we pushed Richard BRUNELLE ('65) out the door and screamed Richard would kick Benny's behind)... I remember being head over heels in love with Kathy in Col-Hi... I asked her out one time and on the day of the date I was in the worst day of an awful cold... I had Vicks in my nose and was carrying a box of kleenex... my nose and eyes were running and I just wanted it to be over (not as much as she I'm sure)... I never asked her out again! So now I know why I didn't venture to the b-day boyz house even tho it was full of Bomber-babes! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Earl BENNETT ('63) on your special day, January 12, 2013; and Cecilia ('65) didn't forget to buy you a card... honest (gotta get in alla brownie points I can to save them for a rainy day)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Artist C. J. RENCH ('85) Below is the video from artist C. J. RENCH ('85) of Hood River, OR, explaining his sculpture called "Jump" which was put into place Thursday in the northwest corner of John Dam Plaza in Richland. The metal sculpture, which stands more than 12 feet tall, was dedicated on Friday. Congratulations, C. J. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very cold Richland where our approximate 1" of snow this morning has pretty much melted ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Gene BARFUSS ('53) Jim McKEOWN ('53), Ray HALL ('57) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Earl BENNETT ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luda STAMBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat RUANE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Sharon and Karen POLK ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Tom McKEOWN ('53-RIP) To: Jim McKEOWN ('53) & Mike McKEOWN ('60) Tom put up a valiant fight against his cancer. He had that same spirit all through our days together at Col-Hi and throughout his life. In the midst of your sorrow at losing him from this life, you can be proud of a really great guy you had for a brother. With prayers, I send much love and concern to both of you and your and Tom's families. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gene BARFUSS ('53) To: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Tom McKEOWN ('53-RIP) I am so sorry to hear of your brother Tom Passing. We spent A lot of fun times together. He and Darlene and Treasure and I double dated a lot. I am sure he will be missed by all of your family. -Gene BARFUSS ('53) ~ In cloudy and colder Concord, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Brother Tom ('53-RIP) Maren, There will be a notice in the Tri City Herald, but not until Tuesday. The rosary is Wednesday at St. Pat's in Walla Walla, at 6pm. The rosary will take 1/2 hour. and then people can talk about Tom if they wish, and view the body. The funeral is the next day at 2:30pm also at St. Pat's., and full military memorial... taps, the flag, bag pipes, guns. There will be a Bomber area in the church, since so many have responded... They moved it from St. Francis, the little Italian church that Tom attended, because of the huge local response. It would be great if you could put this info in the Sandstorm, since the obit won't be until Tuesday. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray HALL ('57) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Civil Air Patrol Airport Thanks for telling me about the civil air patrol airport. I appreciate the information. Re: Getting old sucks I had a great picture that was a google map; and had the two runways put on it by a person that flew there a lot. Of course i lost the site. Anybody can help me find the site; or a site that has pictures of the two runways, and any other history. Thanks Bombers for your help. It is also interesting that I hike behind the treatment plant and see what appears to be an old railroad bed; then there is a road that is paved, well kinda that goes in the direction of the airport. Any help on that? Thanks -Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Alumni Authors? It has been suggested to me that we start a list (on the Alumni website?) of all of the books written and published by Bomber alums. This strikes me as a pretty cool idea. I know of a couple of authors and their books, but I'm sure that there are a great many that I don't know. Maren SMYTH ('63 & '65) and Gary BEHYMER ('64) likely could get the list off to a good start if this idea is of interest. Then we could encourage others to send in more authors and titles. [Without making a "new" site, I'm thinking that many of our Bomber authors are already listed here: I don't see Bill SCOTT ('64) here... I think he's famous for his books!! -Maren] -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Appreciate the good wishes from Jimbeaux and Nevertowed - I remember the shortcut home from Van Giesen through the space between yards behind Terry's house very well... used daily while attending Chief Jo, until some fences went up. Ref multiple Bomber Babes - my five sisters Diana ('64), Cecilia ('65), Sue ('68), Sally ('71) and Beth ('73) - they got really annoyed that few of my friends ever frequented the house, and even more annoyed when I dated one of their friends (really applies only to the first two). It's been a good birthday. Feel better today than yesterday - positive trend, don't you think? Three weeks after retiring on December 1, I was at my lowest weight in 20 years, just by being judicious at the dinner table for the past 6-7 years and staying active. God bless everyone! Regards, ecb3 - forecast 71 for central VA today, only made it to 60, but tomorrow is supposed to be 68 and a couple more wildly unseasonable days before winter returns around Tuesday- Wednesday. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) R.I.P. Timothy L. Reining ('71WB)... our hearts are broken... after battling a long, tortuous illness for almost 2 years, you went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 10th, 2013. Even though you were younger, you were my "big" brother... you were always there for me... I will miss you and love you forever! -Linda REINING ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: New Pony League pictures Mrs. Betty Polk, mother of Ron POLK (?66), gave me some new Pony League pictures which I scanned and uploaded to the '66 web space at the following links: Please help with the names. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) To: Betti AVANT ('69) I so remember you from school even though you were a year behind me. Always remember that the best part of surviving is being able to try over and over again. Winning isn't everything, but trying means so much more. -Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BAKER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane ARMSTRONG ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Camp Hanford Soldiers I knew a lot of those guys from the camp. Many stayed on after discharge. They contributed much to softball in Richland having a great team. But they couldn't beat the best, the American Legion, Turtleson, etc. The guy I remember best was team manager Sam, I don't recall that he even had a last name. He owned a couple of taverns, the last being Sam's Tavern out by the mall. He is gone now. -Dick McCOY from the Tin Can Class of 1945 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Here is another baseball picture from 1961: Enjoy! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron RICHARDS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Les TADLOCK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FREEMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy SCHILDNECHT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY REMEMBERED Today: Wendy CARLBERG ('64-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I swear I saw a Metro bus in Bellevue with Gary CROW?s ('65) picture on the side. Not sure what was being advertised, but am pretty sure it wasn't Hush puppy lace ups, accordions, or a new Prius. Anyone else seen one? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Before I begin, I just want to add my condolences to the McKOWEN guys ('53 & '60). I've been down that pancreatic cancer road twice now. The first was caught late and she lived the 2.5 months they gave her. No symptoms until just before she was diagnosed. The second, one of my current law partners was hounded by our family doc to get blood tests for three years. When he finally did, the tests greatly concerned our Doc and he sent him right to an Oncologist who found a spot on the pancreas and several on his liver. They thought they had caught the liver ones in time and thought they beat them... the pancreas spot was too large to operate. The liver is going down hill and he is on what he now calls the chemo treadmill... not much in results just making him sicker and sicker... Please, please, please listen to your Doctors. That's all I have to say except I would like to have a better word than condolences. Re: Bomber babes rule The birthday Bomber-babe today is a doll that I've known since 6th grade. I know because I met her through Laura PARKER ('65) and I met Laura when we moved across the street from her in the summer before 6th grade. We've kept in pretty good touch all of these years and I am grateful for that. We've shared good times and bad times but always been there for each other. I love her to pieces, but she already knows that... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ronna Jo ("RJ") LYNCH ('65) on your special day, January 15, 2013!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Moving Along I had my initial appointment with an Oncologist this morning [1/14]. She told me what type of cancer I have, did an exam, and I had blood drawn. She indicated I need to have an MRI to determine the size of the tumor and I'll do that on Tuesday as she wanted it done ASAP. The hospital tumor board happens to meet on Wednesday morning, she wants to present my case, and I see my surgeon at 12:00 Wednesday She is also on the board so will get some more information on me before seeing me. The Oncologist said depending on the tests; I may need to start some chemotherapy before surgery. I have to return to the Oncologist in 1 week and see where it goes from here. Thanks for the notes after my post... they were really appreciated... more than you'll ever know. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where at lunch time it was spitting snow ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Clif EDWARDS ('68) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie DAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry BYRON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TELFER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucinda BARR ('69) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) To: Betti AVANT ('69) As someone who has dealt with the rigors and trials of cancer treatment for over fourteen years, please let me say you have a whole stadium of teammates cheering for you. I had a bone marrow transplant in 1999; my Mom worked in a resort at Lake Mead, WA at the time. One of the employees, a native American, asked her if I would mind if he brought up my situation at a prayer meeting he was attending with fellow tribe members. She, of course, said please do! He later told her there was a ceremonial "vigil" for me. I don't know if that helped me or not but it sure felt like I had huge help in getting through it. I will have a vigil for you. Best of luck, Peace and health. -Clif EDWARDS ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Not sure what you saw on that bus ad in Bellevue (didn't know they had buses in Bellevue) but Gary Crow is on KZOK banging out classic rock, I think he has been there for a while. Was doing Sunday Breakfast With The Beatles. Gary is still cranking away and of course doing it riding the greatest music of our time. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Rick VALENTINE ('68), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty ELY ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Check MEYER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa HOLMES ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) There will be a Scottish Burns Supper fund raiser on Saturday, January 26th, 2013, from 6pm - 9pm, at the West Richland Moose Lodge. The Supper will include: Scottish Haggis; Tatties & Neeps (Potatoes & Turnips); Beef Shepherd's Pie or Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie; Cookies and a Beverage (coffee, tea or juice). Soft drinks and cocktails will be available at the No-Host bar. Tickets ($15.00/person) are available at the West Richland Moose Lodge, 3858 West Van Giesen in West Richland, WA. You can also purchase them at the door. If you have any questions, contact the West Richland Moose Lodge (509-420-4330) or Doug Staudt (509-619-3380). -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: More baseball pictures provided by Jim SCHILDKNECHT (?66) Re: Future class of ?68 Christ the King pictures proved by Mrs. Betty Polk, mother of Gary POLK ('68): Enjoy and please help with the names. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The first Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2013 WHEN: Saturday, January, 19th. WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane TIME: Coffee at 11:30am Lunch around 12:00 Noon Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. Out Of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact Me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: visit with a Surgeon Well, the visit with the Surgeon didn't go quite as planned. It seems the Radiologist who read the MRI was also there. He feels the area is larger than they thought or perhaps a different adjacent to where they biopsied. They worked me in for another U/S and mammogram after seeing her and another biopsy is recommended doing it a different way. They scheduled me for Monday morning and go from there deciding on what surgery would be the best for me. She will also evaluate the lymph nodes but on MRI they looked OK. They waited to do my blood pressure until after our talk, gee I wonder why it was through the roof? I don't know why they didn't do it before she came in, it might still have been high but not that high I'm sure. They canceled my Monday appointment with the Oncologist until some decisions are made. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ~ where we had freezing fog and when I left for my 12:00 appointment I still had to scrape some even with the car under a carport cover **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dee WAHL - Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2012 >>Kathryn NORTON - Class of 1974 ~ 1956 - 2013 >>Tom McKEOWN - Class of 1953 ~ 1934 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Jim MEFFORD ('54) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Missy KEENEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannie SHANKS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy O'NEIL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila DAVIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie MARSHALL ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric HOLMES ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Brother Tom McKOWEN ('53-RIP) Words, in any language, can never express our love and gratitude to the Herring family (Herring Funeral Home), and to each and every one who sent all of the cards, flowers, food, gifts, and condolences. Loving thanks to Dr. Cunningham, and the team at the St. Mary's cancer center, and, of course, to Tom's life long and very dear friends... the Bombers of Richland, and especially the Chubb Club. Thank you all... The McKeown family. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim MEFFORD ('54) Re: Roger MIKULECKY ('54) My best friend, Roger, has had a double by-pass heart surgery on the 15th. Roger is the class of '54. I ask all Bombers to keep him and his wife Sandy in their prayers. -Jim MEFFORD ('54) and Jeanette DUNCAN Mefford ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) To: Gals from class of 1954 Please join us today (Friday) at Rosy's Ice Cream Parlor in Richland between 11:30 am and noon. Look forward to seeing as many classmates as possible. If you need a ride, please feel free to call me at 544-0393 and we will help you get there. Food is good and conversation are even better!!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is foggy and cold... brrrr high 20s!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Re: Good Old Days For those who are aware of the irrigation ditch in West Richland, this used to be a favorite past time back in the early to mid '50s. We didn?t have ATVs back then so a long rope tied to the bumper of a car did the trick. It was hazardous in that if you were unfortunate enough to hit the bank you were usually thrown into some sandburs growing along the banks. For those who don?t know, those things do NOT come out of the skin easyily, and can be quite painful. That ditch was quite the recreation area for us kids back then. There was a bridge across the ditch by The Hunt's place, and that area was our swimming spot. Jumping and diving from the bridge was a great sport. Anyway, found this picture and it brought back some really good memories.. -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Remember when Four H and a FFA, on a field trip to the farm, me 'n' Frank OSGARD ('63WB) sneaked of behind this big ol' barn where we uncovered uncovered... well ok it wuzn't durin' no 4H or FFA Field trip, in fact I'm havin' a real hard time remembering why or how we got there, but I know several of you might have been with us... as you recall, Frank was a good friend of Jimbeaux's ('63) back inna day... I believe he may have come to a sad and untimely end but haven't been able to confirm that and Miss Nancy ('65) forbids us from mentioning Frank's name around her... always seemed like a nice enough guy ta me... but hey... lots of unsavory characters have seemed like nice enough guys ta me... anyway, before I kin get around to wishing one a my favorite Bomber-babes an HB, I gotta convince a nuther couple a Bomber-babes of my truthfulness and veracity... they said if I'd put it inna S S they'd believe me... So ya see we wuz all lickered up... no no that's the way Tony HARRAH ('65) says most good historical accounts begin but it wuzn't that way with this one... this wuz early inna morning of a school day so don't think we'd started yet... anyway, we got on this school bus and went out to Hanford... don't ask me what part, cuz I don't know... just know were were about to be shown the hazards of radiation or at least some a the results... well, they showed us around here and there and then took us to a animal pen or maybe pens... anyway we saw the blondest hair you could possibly imagine... right there in the pen wuz these two furry critters... believe it or not, they was blonde beavers, but what wuz really weird wuz they had beaks like ducks. Now I don't make this stuff up ya know... so if anybody remembers that field trip lemme know cuz these two Bomber-babes don't believe a word I'm saying... That done I can now get on with some real celebratin'... we gotta Bass singin' Bomber-babe who has been in my life for quite some time now... her whole famblie is like famblie ta me and I truly do enjoy their company as often as I can, which I try and make pretty often. She is always there when anything Bomber is going on and has more team spirit that most whole schools... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Missy KEENEY ('59) on your special day, January 18, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TRACY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon BROOKS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna BOWERS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ARMSTRONG ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Happy Birthday Missy KEENEY ('59) Happy Birthday Missy!!! I think I might have gotten this in too late for the 18th, But Happy Birthday to my Older Little Sister [on 1/18]!!!!!! Big Birthday Hugs, Gus -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: problems problems problems all day long... will my problems work out right or wrong... can't get the car... my marks ain't been so gooood... my love life just ain't swingin' like it should... korse none a them things have anything to do with the stupid, idiot, goof- ball AOL refusing to send me my Sandstorm every day... finally called and they put me on hold... so I "chatted" and this girl... said they'd put the Sandstorm on a white list so it wouldn't be received as spam and then gave me a long list a stuff to send Maren and it turns out Maren doesn't actually send the Sandstorm and oh poop... hadda "yes dear" Maren about a hunert times and I'll bet I still don't get it today (it ain't her fault by the way... but sometimes "yes dear" helps... but not often)... [I TOLE David to TELL them AOL folks that he's a freakin' lawyer and that he's gonna file a class action suit for all you AOLers not currently receiving their Alumni Sandstorm DAILY... that's when he said "yes, dear"... -Maren] Well, my email ain't ringin' off the hook so I guess nobody remembers the field trip to Hanford now I'm gonna get called a liar after I risked my life bringing up subject matter I'm forbidden from bringing up... oh well... story of my life... Today is one of those big sister B-days I always enjoy. Sure would like to see this Bomber-babe's little bro... just once inna while, but we never do... he and I were quite a team in our school dayz... at least I'll see the B-day girl in September at her 50th and she can tell me how her bro is doing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Donna BOWERS ('63) on your special day, January 19, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene MANESS ('57wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack EVANS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Audrey CHAMBERS ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: AOL tricks I too have been frustrated with all the tricks AOL uses to keep me from my daily dose of Sandstorm news. Every morning I look in my SPAM. Some days it's there and sometimes not. I have been disappointed in the last year to realize how many regular submissions have fallen off. I live alone, don't take the newspaper, or have a cell phone and the local TV news is all about things I would rather not think about. I have relied on the Sandstorm for years to keep me caught up on the really important thoughts and feelings, dates, and memories of old classmates. Yes, I suppose I tend to live in the past when Bombers ruled, and life was simple. Please, AOL... let me stay connected! [Remember, LD, you can go to to find your daily dose. -Maren] I see I missed my friend Tom "Terrific" TRACY's ('55) birthday [on 1/19]. I hope it was a good one and your year ahead is full of health and happiness. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Stan the MAN Stan The MAN Musial died today [1/19/13]. Major League Baseball lost a legend and I lost my hero. He was 92. -Mike BRADY ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Cathy GEIER ('66), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Maryanne GRENINGER ('67wb), Dwight CAREY ('68) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claris VAN DUSEN ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judi WILSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leona Mari ECKERT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janey ZWICKER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Gotta agree with you on the loss of Stan The MAN Musial (RIP), one of the all time greats. Let's also remember [on the same day] the loss of Earl Weaver the Oriole's "Earl of Baltimore"", one of the better and more innovative managers in the game. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at foggy and cold Mount Angel, OR, where we are in the midst of a temperature inversion. Oh, well, Wurstfest will be coming soon. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: Marcia MILLER's ('62) email? Hey guys, I looked on the '62 Alumni web site for an email address for Marcia MILLER ('62) but couldn't locate one. If any of you are in contact with her, ask her if she'd drop me a line... Thanks, -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hello Bomber Friends, I remain in Seattle, the lovely green side of the state. I've missed my connections and hope to renew some wonderful friendships when we can. I look forward to reading what people are up to. -Cathy GEIER ('66) ~ from cloudy Wallingford, near fog-shrouded Greenlake **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Greg OLSON (?81) ~ From 1/20/13 Tri-City Herald Greg OLSON (?81) has been hired by the Oakland Raiders to be their new offensive coordinator. Greg previously served as offensive coordinator with Detroit, St. Louis and Tampa Bay. Congratulations, Greg! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) I want to wish a belated Happy Birthday to my brother, Larson GRENINGER ('60). He has had some health problems this year so any and all prayers would be appreciated. His birthday is January 1st. -Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: David RIVERS' ('65) Field Trip To Hanford David: I was not along on your field trip to Hanford, but I remember several related things about the experiments they conducted out there. The 300 Area at one time had a "herd" of Beagles that were trained to smoke cigarettes for treats, or maybe their whole meals, kernels at a time. Later years - '70s - another group of Beagles were trained to smoke marijuana, and then the results over the years were compared between the two classes. Can't imagine the obvious overdoses of nicotine and THC those animals ingested all day long. I never heard if there was a control group that didn't smoke either?? I believe that the Mary Jane was supplied by Government-run growing sites in the Southern states. Probably would have been a lot more lethal than what was available at the time. The 100F (?) area was another lab where all kinds of animals were used to measure the doses of radiation... pigs, dogs, etc. I've seen pictures of pigs that were badly disfigured. The animals that died were placed in cardboard drums and disposed of in a large ditch outside the fence of 100F. We found this ditch in 1973 when I was walking the Hanford site with a Geiger counter for $3 an hour. It was multiple layers, covered by layers of dirt. Later years, I was involved in the cleanup of this ditch in 2008-2009 as it was dug up and removed to the interior Hanford landfill. So - David - I believe you, and don't think anything is a forbidden subject, as multiple documents are available to the public about these activities. Probably couldn't conduct those experiments today, but they were done to understand the health problems which could come from exposure to radiation. No doubt helped create our safety culture at Hanford. I'm an animal lover these days, so it is a sad story. Too bad experiments like that weren't done on our DDT jeeps... but then, maybe they were... and we were the test pigs??? Now I know my problem. DDT, Agent Orange, Radiation cocktail. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ~ wishing for the Sun today. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: comments on the 1/19/13 edition Maren, I'm and AOLer and I always get the Sandstorm?!? Oh and here's a shout out to my next door neighbor Sharon BROOKS Sims ('62)! Happy Birthday [on 1/19]! We both happen to be back in our childhood, family homes... :-D -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Maryanne GRENINGER ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helga BLANKINGSHIP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHODT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul BOEHNING ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah AVANT ('94) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I've always been crazy but it's kept me from goin' insane... (Thanks Waylon)... Oh and I just gotta say: "Q's ('62) gotta girlfriend, Q's gotta girlfriend" sorry couldn't resist... but when a guy starts trollin' in the Sandstorm for phone numbers... well... by the way all you Bomber-babes, "and my number is BEachwood 4-5789"... in case ya lost it along the way... a special thanks to Dwight CAREY ('68) for comin' to my rescue... one of the Bomber-babes in question had to rethink callin' me a liar... I mean she didn't rethink it real hard... but hey Thanks! Another Special Bomber-babe b-day today... I remember for years I was terrified of her big brother ('62)... he just had such a presence and well I was not gifted with a Charles Atlas (NAB) bod to say the least... oh well, since then we've become buds and he's always one of the first guys I look for at the DQ when I hit town during the '65er gathering weekend/Cool Desert Nights (CDNs)... I was so happy to see her at her reunion a while back and got to catch up on all the stuff that has happened since the last time I saw her... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Helga BLANKINGSHIP ('66) on your special day, January 22, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) To: Betti AVANT ('69) I am also a breast cancer survivor... 10 years now. I had a mastectomy and I believe that is why all is well now for me. I wish you the best of luck in your treatment. A positive outlook, as others have said, is very important. -Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 0 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie LAWELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann McCUE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank STRATTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra HARDING ('77wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt HASKINS ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: 100 F Biology Lab [1/21/2013 Sandstorm entry] To: Dwight CAREY ('68) The beagles had masks placed on their faces so the could breathe in the smoke. Seen a lot of pictures of those dogs hooked up to those machines. I did see one photo taken sometime in the late '50s using coke bottles with the bottoms cut out and mice placed nose first into the bottle's neck then attached to a round Plexiglas device where anything aerosol or particulate could be introduced for their breathing pleasure. As soon as I find it I'll send in another entry. I always wanted to know what tests they might have done to the alligators they had at one time. Apparently a couple of them escaped and were not heard from again. I always ask folks on the tour buses when they get back to to let me know if they found them under their seats. No luck yet. I had heard about the sheep and maybe pigs that were dug up near 100 F and placed into ERDF a few years ago. The plastic bags they found them in were in good shape after 40 plus years and the leather collars with brass tags around the neck were also in good shape. It would have been interesting to have one of those for my collection. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edith McLENEGAN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy LEY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Hanford pigs To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Many years ago I had a short time casual friend who was in the medical research field. I remember he showed me pictures of "Hanford Pigs" hooked up to a heat source installed in their chest cavity. They were testing the body's ability to dissipate heat from the potential of using a nuclear power source to power an artificial heart. I thought at the time they were doing this at the animal farm as he was in Richland for a short period of time. Now these many years late I don't know if they did it at the farm or were just using the "Hanford Pig" in the project. As I remember the "Hanford Pig" was bred to be similar to humans in some aspects. I had met the guy in a sporting goods store and my girls and I took him fishing on a day trip one time. Old age has dissolved most of this from memory. Re: A Note for U.S. Marine Alums I see in a "Military Select" bulletin that I receive each day that Marine General James MATTIS ('68) is retiring. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From home near Tacoma where another painful ear infection has cut further into my already poor hearing. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Lost '64 Classmate ~ Jill HAVERFIELD ('64) I am still in the search for Jill HAVERFIELD ('64). Perhaps you were neighbors? Friends? Dating? Knew her parents? Perhaps she had a brother or sister in another Bomber class? (Please let me know!) Did you go to church with Jill? Anyone know her parents names? Do any of you have a 1962-1965 Richland or school phone book? Maybe a Hanford directory? If so perhaps you would let me know her old address & her parents' name! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Phil BELCHER ('51) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ARMSTRONG ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott FULCHER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re: Hanford Swine Reading the article sent in by J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) reminded me of the fact that I was involved in this effort. I would wind a heating coil around a small piece of copper tubing and insert it in a vein near the heart. This was when they were thinking about inserting a small atomic pump in humans to replace the heart. They had no idea of how much heat the device would throw off so they were trying the Hanford Swine since they were so close to the human body in many ways. I made up a number of heaters, increasing them by steps. The pigs would stand 'straddle legged and pant like crazy. One way they throw off heat is by drooling. I'm not sure, but I think the largest heater we installed was close to 400 watts. We were never able to kill a pig by this means and they gave up. I also saw the "beagles?" that were smokers. They were as bad as us humans. When it came time for their smoke they were ready and waiting. Some of them also smoked pot. One of the problems the workers there had was attempting to not get attracted to any animal since they were medical objects and could be terminated at any time. This was in a building in 300 area on the banks of the Columbia, the number fails me since that was over 50-60 years ago. The animal farm at 100-F I believe was retained for the larger animals BNW had the 300 area building. -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: REMINDER/UPDATE You and your family are invited to a Scottish Burns Supper on Saturday, January 26th, from 6:00--9:00 PM at the West Richland Moose Lodge. The Menu includes Scottish Haggis, Tatties & Neeps (Potatoes & Turnips), Beef or Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie, Cookies and Beverage (Coffee, Tea, Juice). Soft drinks and Cocktails can be purchased at the Cash Bar (Sorry, No Checks or Credit Cards). Tickets: Adults $15.00; Teens (11-17) $10.00; Kids (5-10) $8.00; Children (Under 5) Free. Available at the West Richland Moose Lodge, 3858 West Van Giesen in West Richland, or you can purchase them at the door Saturday night. If you have any questions, contact the West Richland Moose Lodge (509-420-4330) or Doug Staudt (509-619-3380). -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Katie SHEERAN ('61), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doris VAN REENEN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOGLEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon MARKEL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben JACOBS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert MILLER ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Katie SHEERAN Johnson ('61) I know my sisters are going to kill me but I want you guys to know that Colleen SHEERAN Jones ('56) had a heart valve replaced Tuesday [1/22/13] at Kadlec and is still in ICU. This morning [1/25/13] Sally SHEERAN Heath ('58) had a hip replaced up in Anchorage. I know they come from strong stock but we still need your prayers. Thanks. -Katie SHEERAN Johnson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Loooooooooong distance love affairs Today we gotta couple a Bomber-babes celebrating their special days. One I knew for a very long time and cherished her friendship deeply. The other I've know since Col-Hi but really became close when we reunited with her in the Netherlands and me in Vegas. We lost the first one a while back and I miss her sweetness greatly. I know her Sis ('63) misses her like crazy. But as I have always said, as long as our loved ones remain in our hearts they are never gone. She does remain in mine. The "foreign" Babe and I jumped right on to order the documentary Terry DAVIS ('65) worked on... problem was, Greg, the guy who filmed and produced it could only take checks. Turns out they don't use checks in the Netherlands, so the B-day-babe hadda send me monopoly money in the form of Euros and I sent Greg the check... still got those euros in my drawer... one a these days I'll get around to exchanging them... guess I should wait for a day when they pay real high... huh? HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sharon MARKEL ('65) and Treva BOLIN ('65-RIP) on your special day, January 26, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "Bertha" Sharon STRATTON Bradway ('67wb-RIP) Bertha passed away on Thursday morning, January 17, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was 64. A private family service will be held on Saturday, January 26 in Edmond, OK, where she will be buried. Below is the link to her death notice from the January 24, 2013 Tri-City Herald: Picture - P.E. section of '65 Columbian Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Swicthing Gears on Hanford's History To: Phil BELCHER ('51) & J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Switching gears a little. Let's go back to about 1949 or 1950 and Homer Moulthrop's "Safety Stampede". It starts with some cryptic messages in the G.E. News. The grand opening is unveiled with a smoky fire located behind the Fab Shops in West Area. The bus riders are curious as to the goings on while departing the busses to go through the Gate House to pick up their film badges and gamma pencils. To meet them on the other side is a women dressed in Indian garb and doing what looks like a quick questionnaire. Attached are a few photo's of the goings on. Who can tell me the name of the woman with the clip board? I think her name is Rita Coleman. -Don Sorenson (NAB) P. S. Phil / Larry email me at and we can discuss 100 F. Thanks **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Peggy ERIKSEN Heath - Class of 1981 ~ 1962 - 2013 >>Bev STEPHENS Adams - Class of 1954 ~ 1935 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Bill BERLIN ('56), Donna NELSON ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty CONNER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura PARKER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob TURPING ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay SCHAFER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norm ENGLUND ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darcy FORSYTHE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darwin PERKINS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: test animals at Hanford I was in the Col-Hi agriculture program from the start (1950?). We had a sizable farm between Richland and North Richland. I recall AEC giving us quite a few healthy sheep, perhaps some pigs as well. They were the healthy "control animals" for various tests. Folks from the various projects would, from time to time, collect blood, urine etc. from the healthy animals for control purposes. New subject. Ruth and I sold our place here near Branson, MO - vacated it yesterday - and are now homeless! We are in our 5th wheel trailer, and in a week or so will head south, then west, looking for warmth and sunshine!!! On the road again.... [Hey, Dick, it's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans right now - Mardi Gras DAY is 2/12 this year... parades have already started. -Maren] -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A check of the ol' Bomber Calendar reveals that today is the birthday of a young lady whom I've yet to meet. I do feel that I know her for what has been said by others who correspond with this paper. So, on behalf of the "big" kids, let me take this moment to wish M.L. ('63) a very happy birthday regardless of what faux pas David RIVERS S('65) may commit further down the page. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the inversion has been blown away and we return to normal weather. Also, Wurstfest is just around the corner. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: General MATTIS ('68) This is so typical of this Administration and how it deals with people who don't seem to meet its view of the military, especially from a guy who was never in the military. Anyone know how much money the tax payers have invested in a quality General or Officer like General MATTIS? To dismiss an honourable and extremely well liked General officer like General MATTIS with a one line note sent to his personal Staff Aid in a meeting is reprehensible. What kind of a jerk do we have leading this country? Semper Fi Jim MATTIS and thanks for your valuable service to the USA. And now you know the rest of the story. {Quote from one of my sources} But there's also the matter of common courtesy to an uncommon man. Here is what one person wrote to me: "What message does it send to the Services when the one leader known for his war-fighting rather than diplomatic or bureaucratic political skills is retired early via one sentence in the Pentagon's daily press handout? Even in battle, MATTIS was inclusive of all under his command. He took the time to pull together his driver and guards after every day's rotation on the battlefield, telling them what he thought he had learned and asking them for input. Surely senior administration officials could have found the time to be gracious. But they didn't.? -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Rancho Mirage, CA where I am ticked off as hell and I am not even a Marine. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) My sister Debbie NELSON Burnet ('77) is opening a store in the same building as the Hanford B Reactor tours. She?d like to use the old USA HEW furniture as fixtures. She has the mirrored dresser that belonged to our Dad, but is looking for the buffet/bookcase and the desk. She is also looking for an old dining room table. If you have any Hanford items you might be willing to sell, you can contact her at -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Back in Junior High, I - like most of our sorry lot from the South end - was mesmerized, traumatized and minimized by the lovelies from Indian Country, that being the far side of Williams. When we were doing philosophical research at the magazine rack in Johnny's Delicatessen, we'd walk out into the sunlight and occasionally actually see one up close. They weren't impressed, as the Fonzie complex was not yet endemic in that part of our little village. The Sirens from Carmichael were pretty dang bewitching, Hell I married one, but you know how the grass is always greener syndrome mutates when compounded with Clearasil and Lucky Tiger Butch Wax. I guess it was on the ski bus where I first met the Birthday Girl and was immediately smitten. She and those other enchantress from the north of town, were mysterious in a "what's the inside of the girl's bathroom look like", kind of inquisitiveness. She's always stayed special, even after our brief romance which flamed out somewhere between the life span of a fly and a Costco hot dog. I believe it was one of the Seven Sages of Rock and Roll, Bob Seger, who opined "I'm gonna tell you a story 'bout Mary Lou, You know the kind of woman make a fool of you, She make a young man itch, She make an old man faint... ". Both he and Ricky Nelson were spot on. Happy Birthday to Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63), see you in April when we pull up in Cousin Eddy and get your property taxes ablated. -jimbeaux p.s The forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) approved this message -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: swoooooooooooooon OK, it goes without saying that the two Bomber-babes celebrating today have captured my heart and held it for quite some time. One has been my dear close bud since I threw the rock at her dog, Whitey, the summer before 6th grade. I took her to a party in 7th grade and you'd a thought I had kicked Terry DAVIS ('65) in the chins by doing so... he ranted and raved and still believes he is correct in telling me she was waaaaaaaaaaay outa my league... Geez, man it was a party... I didn't ask her to marry me! Seems to me she was way outa all our leagues, but she's still one of the gang and we sure had some great times in her basement over the years... two places we hung out as "little kids" The park across from my house and Parker's basement... those were the days... now the other Bomber-babe was clearly outa my league... tho I realized the other day she is only 2 years older than I. Almost the minute we entered 7th grade and the halls of Chief Jo she stole my heart and has had it ever since. I prolly spent half the time I did at Brian JOHNSON's ('65) just hoping to catch a glimpse of her... It wouldn't be until R2K that we would meet face to face fer reals, as she almost made me pee my pants, and we would become close buds... She really does treat me as a brother and I love it... tho I must admit, she does have to put up with an awful lot with me as I tend to spill my milk all over the table and even into the Sandstorm at times while sitting at the Big Kids' table... while she has so far always forgiven me, she has taught me that what they say about "paybacks" is definitely true... hey I love it and she knows it... she and her other buds have always been pretty darned nice to this little kid... both these Bomber-babes know I love them to pieces and always will... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Laura PARKER ('65) on your special day, January 27, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: updates Well, my situation has gone from the unknown to the future unknown. As you recall I had a biopsy on 7Jan that came back positive for breast cancer. I saw an Oncologist and Surgeon for consults. I ended up doing an MRI to determine the size of the mass and further evaluate my dense tissue. The Oncologist presented my case to the tumor board a week after my biopsy which also included the Surgeon I had selected (had an appointment with her later that day, just the way it worked out). She presented me with options but said because of the size I'd probably be better off doing a mastectomy to make sure it is all removed and she'd check lymph nodes either way although they looked OK on the MRI. I ended up doing a 2nd biopsy last Monday for the other area they had seen on the screening exam, adjacent to the other area already biopsied. It too showed cancer, albeit a different type. I'm now looking at a mastectomy the middle of February and then see where I go from there. I will be done on a Friday and discharged on Saturday with drainage tubing in my chest. I imagine I'll then be looking at some chemotherapy but will cross that bridge when it comes. I'm looking long and hard about moving back to Richland but won't make those plans until some time in the summer as I don't want to move in the middle of the winter and now probably treatments. Thanks to those who responded previously, it meant a lot to me. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Roger GRESS ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ferna GAROUTTE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NEAL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CRADDOCK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DURBIN ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe FORD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth MEYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy STALEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy GOBLE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HASKINS ('91) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Josh JANICEK ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to Bill Craddock (Classic Class of '61) -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Cool is cool is cool Ya know... there's one guy I normally only see at '63 functions, but I gotta say I always enjoy him and his great sense of humor... plus he has always let me join in just like one a the crowd... as I look back on my HS days, I can remember wondering if the guys in my class would ever have the swave and deboner attitude of the guys in the class of '63. They just seemed so danged cool. Don't laugh, but remember when the 4 Preps played David's frat brothers on Ozzie and Harriet? Well, that's what the guys in that class reminded me of. I remember one particular day when Rob HILLS ('63) pulled up to LaMont's ('63) house and a bunch a guys jumped into Rob's car... now how on earth would I remember such a thing... but I do... clear as a bell... what I was doing at Jefferson I don't know... maybe just walking somewhere from the uptown but the memory remains... this year at the Red Sweater etc., etc., etc. brunch the b-day guy had the coolest hat on and I may have forgot to mention it... but anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joe FORD ('63) on your special day, January 28, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda STEWART ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia ECKERT ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl BEYER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin FRISTER ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheryl Romsos ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to another Bomber from the great class of l962, one of the 50 years ago class, Betty NEAL Brinkman [on 1/28]!! Love, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Beav This is one of those "Southside" kids that I never went to school with till Col-Hi, but have known him since I could walk (no jokes)... that woulda been thru Richland Lutheran, where I met lots of kids before we even started school... This is a kid that can get up inna morning, work on a fuel pump and burn his house down before noon... He put Sonny Bono to shame on the downhill slide and just about has done it all in his life-time. I almost aged him once by about 30 years driving a Richland Bell pick-up to Camas, moving my folks there when I passed an airstream, not realizing the Washington side of the freeway was not yet finished... I vividly remember the flash of a green '57 Plymouth as I finally managed to get the truck back in to the stream of traffic after almost knocking down every white post on the side of the road... his eyes were bugging out and he was screaming something like: "We're gonna die... We're gonna die"... just the kinda thing to give a 17 year old panicked driver confidence that he could pull this one off... I remember holding his hand with WARFORD ('65) as we went over to his then girlfriend's house to tell her parents they had just got married in Ideehooo... talk about wailing and gnashing of teeth... Scared Ricky n me outa out wits... one time he was driving his '56 Ford on the highway and the hood came loose... whap! Hood and windshield done for. After that he and Larry GREER ('65) would exchange hoods on date night, depending on who was driving... Kinda like Jim COX ('64) and I did with batteries... we all gave my Mom a good laugh... You can imagine our shock when he went in to the field of nuclear energy and became a bigtime expert in the field... all we could think of was the Beav's finger on the "button" (the one Barry Mcguire sang about being pushed)... Funny, since this is the first time I've done one of these for the Beav (some guys I have never learned their b-days... duh) I feel like I could go one for days with Beav stories... .I remember one year we were all at the Town Crier having lunch... during the episode of Mad Cow in Washington... I asked the Beav what was good... he said the hamburgers were great... after finishing half of mine I asked him what he was having... his answered: "I'm having chicken... not gonna catch me eating beef for a long time"... I about hadda cow myself... Well, I honestly could go on and on but I think I'll save a few and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carl "Beaver" BEYER ('65) on your special day, January 29, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) Barbara SESLAR ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave RHODES ('52wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vikki LYTLE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: April MILLER ('92) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) and Betty NEAL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Note from Fran Hoyle (nab) that was sent to several '58ers: Hello Bombers..... I have some very bad news about one of our own that I felt I should pass on to you... Bill HOYLE ('58) is in pretty bad shape and is really having the fight of his life and I thought it might be a blessing to him to know that he is in our hearts and prayers as he is fighting ... heart, lungs, diabetes and many other problems. Bill has been fighting much of this for the past two years, but according to his doctors has reached a tipping point to where he won't be able to over come and is loosing his fight and it will be just a matter of time. I know how hard it is to face this kind of news and what can you say? I do however think that any kind word or prayers would be heart felt from Bill... he is facing that road we all will face and there's no return and it has to be a lonely feeling I'm sure... Fran Hoyle Anyone who would like Bill and Fran's email or snail mail or phone number, email me and I'll give it to you. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, February 2 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sonny DAVIS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina FRASER ('89 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) A note to all Bomber friends that my dear friend, Emma LARSON Kleinknecht ('36) will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Saturday, February 2nd, at Riverton Retirement Home, 1800 Bellerive Street, Richland from 2 PM to 4 PM. Drop by if you can, or send her a birthday card!!! She loved being included in Club 40 and several of you know who she is. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where we are enjoying some warmer weather. Up to 50 so far today!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Anniversary to George BRINKMAN ('60) and Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62) on 1/30. What anniversary is this for you two? Our 45th is coming up, so you must be getting close to the big 50!! Who knew it would go by so quickly and be so much fun along the way. Blessings, Helen and Warren Kirk -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2012 ~ February, 2013