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15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/01/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tedd CADD ('66), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol TYNER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie GILSTRAP ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tedd CADD & Pam HUNT ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Congratulations to Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) [and her hubby] on approaching #45 (and to the Brinkmans as well). Pam and I celebrate #44 (TODAY) February 1. [44 years ago] it was a bad time to get married: all the roads in the state were closed due to the winter weather. We almost didn't make it from Pullman to Richland for the wedding (arrived in Richland at 3am, rehearsal at 12 noon, marriage at 7pm, honeymoon scheduled for Spokane revised to Pasco). However wintery the start (-52 F in Pullman), the last 44 years have been wonderful, even with the difficulties that life hands us. -Tedd CADD ('66) and Pam HUNT Cadd ('66) -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Hey Bombers, I'm coming to Richland and doing a benefit show. Who's the benefitee? RHS Class of '13! WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd WHERE: the Shilo Inn TIMES: 7:00-8:00 Social & mingle purchase raffle/auction prizes ? Fever Tickets, Wine Baskets, etc. 8:00-9:00 Brad Upton 9:00-9:30 Dessert Dash 9:30-11:30 Smooth As Jazz Tickets available: $30 I hope to see some Bombers supporting some Bombers and hanging out with some Bombers! -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/13 ~ Ground Hog Day ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Emma LARSON ('36) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob ECKERT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn Brasfield ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len REDISKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia BERLAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norman WOODLEY ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 February Luncheon Ladies: Mark your Calendar and plan to join us next Friday for the February "Ladies of '65 Lunch". If you'd like, bring your daughter or a lady friend with you! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us! Looking forward to seeing you! WHEN: Friday, February 8th, 2013 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Bob's Burgers & Brew (across from Gold's Gym) 2775 Queensgate Drive, Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/13 ~ The Day the Music Died - 1959 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) Jack GARDINER ('61) Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail DAWSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda LATTIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne COWAN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: back stuff Getting caught up brings back many old memories... Stan the man Musial died at 92. Just a terrific man and ball player. If there was a community effort in St. Louis, he was in on it. Always my favorite ball player ever. I was born in St. Louis, and went back to visit relatives in '45 and '49... went to the ball games at Sportsman park where I saw Stan and Red Schoendist (still alive in his 90s) and the rest. Great teams. The Cards trail only the Damn Yankees in World series wins.. In recent years Stan would show up at the park, and they would put him in a golf cart to circle the field to a standing ovation. Every time. Patty Andrew of the Andrew sisters died at 94. Wow. WWII. My biggest nostalgia hit from them was in 1943: "Rum and Coca Cola", playing at Richland's new rec hall on the juke box. Makes me feel warm all over. Also when I lived in Mound, MN for five years from grade school, Jr. high and just starting hi School, I would walk by a house that, it was said, was owned by their Uncle. I never saw them there. I thought it was just folklore. Then, hearing about Patty, I brought them up on my internet, and a whole para was devoted to their going there often, to get away and enjoy Lake Minnetonka at their Uncles Ed and John. So the stories were true. In the recent Club40 DustStorm there was a letter from Karen SULLIVAN Schwebke, ('73). She is Chair of the Class 40th reunion this year. Heck, Karen, I know you! You are the daughter of John SULLIVAN ('46-RIP) and Helen BARTLETT Sullivan Mowery ('52), both grand old friends. Problem is, Karen came to the Club 40 last year to check it out, and didn't look me up. I hope she brings her '73 class this year and then I will look her up. So there. -Dick McCOY (From the Tin Can Class of 1945) ~ The fog is just now lifting to another nice day then back to the rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) 54 years ago February 3, 1959 (The Day That Music Died) -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Four Chaplains Day Seventy years ago today at 12:55 a.m. February 3, 1943 off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic the troop transport ship Dorchester was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-223. There were approximately 900 men aboard including four chaplains: George L. Fox (Methodist), Alexander D. Goode (Jewish), Clark V. Poling (Reformed Church of America), and John P. Washington (Roman Catholic). The torpedo knocked out the ships electric system and panic ensued in the darkness. The four chaplains worked to calm the men and help them into life boats, passing out life jackets until they ran out. They then removed their own life jackets and gave them to others. Witnesses say the four linked arms and sang hymns as the ship sank, along with those unable to get off. With the water temperature of 34 F most of the men died of hypothermia, but 230 were rescued. In 1988 Congress established February 3 as "Four Chaplains Day." There was an attempt to award Them the Medal of Honor, but their actions were not during combat since the torpedo had already struck, so on July 14, 1960 congress authorized a Four Chaplains Medal with only four to be issued and presented to the next-of-kin. In 1948 a United States Post Office stamp was issued honoring the four chaplains. As a Cub Scout I needed a hobby so I picked stamp collecting. To me one of the stamps that stood out was the four chaplains stamp and the adults told us, "They were the ones who gave their life jackets to others on a sinking ship." For years that is all I knew about the story, but then is seems that the event started coming to my attention every few years, either a magazine article or something. All this time I had never heard or read anything from the survivors. Then just over a year ago I came across a website with a video that has some of the survivors telling their stories. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Roger GRESS ('61) Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy BUCHANAN ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BAILEY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom CRIGLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CROUCH ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to John Bailey & Tom Crigler (Classic Class of '61) -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Four Chaplains My uncle, John Vosse, was one of the men lost on the U.S.A.T Dorchester, the boat of the four chaplains. His name is on a memorial in New York City dedicated to those lost in the Atlantic during WWII, and also on a memorial in the Catholic cemetery in Salt Lake City where my grandparents and parents are buried. It was a troop transport ship heading to Europe, and was sunk off the coast of Greenland. He had been trained as a decoder. My grandparents lived on E. 9th S. across from Liberty Park in SLC, and my grandmother said she was looking out the living room window and saw a Western Union boy riding past the house on a bike and said "He's going to the wrong house". The boy turned around and came to the door with the telegram that John had been lost at sea. John was an amateur golfer, and had won a few tournaments while in college. His life plan was to compete in golf and eventually go pro. I have one of his books from high school "A Tale of Two Cities", in which he had drawn on one of the fly leaves a plan for a golf course. -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) ~ Lacey, WA where I'm off to church and then to a Super Bowl party **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (#41) - Official Iditarod Site 26 (or so) days before the Race Start: 3/2/2013, 10am, Anchorage Official Re-Start 3/3/2013 2pm at the Willow Community Center. Teams will leave the official re-start line in the same order as they left Anchorage the day before. Mushers will draw for starting position on 2/28/13. Here are the 69 teams this year. You will may recognize a name or two... 1 Christine Roalofs (rookie) 2 Newton Marshall (vet) 3 Ken Anderson (vet) 4 Michelle Phillips (vet) 5 DeeDee Jonrowe (vet) 6 Gerry Willomitzer (vet) 7 Scott Janssen (vet) 8 Peter Kaiser (vet) 9 Gerald Sousa (vet) 10 Jessie Royer (vet) 11 Michael Suprenan (vet) 12 Kelly Maixner (vet) 13 Robert Bundtzen (vet) 14 Luan Ramos Marques (rookie) 15 Paul Gebhardt (vet) 16 Mike Williams, Sr. (vet) 17 Mitch Seavey (vet) 18 Bob Chlupach (vet) 19 Ray Redington Jr (vet) 20 Martin Buser (vet) 21 Rudy Demoski, Sr. (vet) 22 Jason Mackey (vet) 23 Cim Smyth (vet) 24 Paige Drobny (rookie) 25 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (rookie) 26 Curt Perano (vet) 27 Angie Taggart (vet) 28 Ed Stielstra (vet) 29 Jan Steves (vet) 30 Kristy Berington (vet) 31 Jodi Bailey (vet) 32 Cindy Gallea (vet) 33 Jeff King (vet) 34 Aliy Zirkle (vet) 35 Travis Beals (rookie) 36 Allen Moore (vet) 37 Karin Hendrickson (vet) 38 Mike Ellis (rookie) 39 Nicolas Petit (vet) 40 Linwood Fiedler (vet) 41 Michael Williams, Jr. (vet) 42 Rohn Buser (vet) 43 Ramey Smyth (vet) 44 Lance Mackey (vet) 45 Aaron Burmeister (vet) 46 Jake Berkowitz (vet) 47 Charley Bejna (rookie) 48 Justin Savidis (vet) 49 Dallas Seavey (vet) 50 Anna Berington (vet) 51 Kelley Griffin (vet) 52 John Baker (vet) 53 Richie Diehl (rookie) 54 Zoya DeNure (vet) 55 James Volek (rookie) 56 Brent Sass (vet) 57 Matt Failor (vet) 58 Jessica Hendricks (vet) 59 Aaron Peck (vet) 60 Jim Lanier (vet) 61 Josh Cadzow (rookie) 62 David Sawatzky (vet) 63 Sonny Lindner (vet) 64 Mikhail Telpin (rookie) 65 Wade Marrs (vet) 66 Rick Swenson (vet) 67 Louie Ambrose (rookie) 68 Matt Giblin (vet) 69 Cindy Abbott (rookie) In case you missed this from last year: GUY TALK: Braxton Peterson and his mentor, Lance Mackey are discussing the fur pieces that Braxton is holding. See picture and reason for the fur pieces here: furPieces.jpg Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Keith ARNDT ('60) Betsy FOX ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary DAVIS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis STREGE ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith ARNDT ('60) Re: Ravens Victory I suspect that I'm one of very few Bombers living in the Baltimore area, so I feel compelled to say, WAHOO! Quite an achievement - winning three playoff games and the Super Bowl - each time as the underdog. The media hates it and we "Baltimorons" love it. -Keith ARNDT ('60) ~ Bel Air, Maryland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betsy FOX Vance ('63) I am asking for any prayers and/or information anyone might have on lung cancer. My longest friend ever (we met each other in 1951 at Jefferson Elementary), Ron RICHARDS ('63), has just learned that he has lung cancer and it appears to have metastasized. He will be having a pet scan and MRI this next week. He has never smoked... he did, however, work as a chemical engineer at Rocky Flats (in Colorado) for 6 years in the '60s. On his behalf (and mine), I'm wondering if anyone has had any kind of experience with non-smoking types of lung cancers and if you could recommend any treatment centers, books, doctors... anything you know might help him at this very difficult and scary time. He is very healthy and strong in all other ways. He left engineering to become an attorney, and, the last 8 years, he has taken his salmon fishing boat to Alaska and fished for salmon and halibut for 5 months out of each year. He and his wife, Nina, live in Port Angeles, WA and today (2/4/13), heard this preliminary report from an oncologist in Seattle. I asked his permission to put this on Sandstorm. If you would like to talk with him or write him, please e-mail me and I will send you the information. Prayers for Ron and his family would be much appreciated. Thank you for any help you might offer on this. -Betsy FOX Vance ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55) Jim QUALHEIM ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John COLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary BENNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa RICCOBUONO ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori RAEKES ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erin HASKINS ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy birthday little brother Johnny ('66). You'll always be our "Little" brother even though you're grown and the head of the family. As an adult you've always watched over your "Five" mothers, and taken care of us. Of course it's a lot easier job than when we tried to take care of you! Anyway, the burning question now is whether you'll be able to start taking Social Security. Rather doubtful as the Government has stolen it to use for other purposes. If not, sorry age has it's privileges, got there before you! Looking forward to seeing you and Mick. Happy birthday brother. Love, Barb ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55) Judie & Jackie ('63) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim QUALHEIM ('70) Re: Richland Bomber Track I've put together a history of Richland Bomber Track since 1944. I've included pictures of all head coaches, assistant coaches since 1980, school records, and the all time top ten lists from each event. There is also some interesting trivia and pictures of current track hopefuls for 2013. Here is the glitch: this is on facebook... so once on facebook go to Richland Bomber Track click on pictures then on albums. There are still quite a few old timers like us on the top 10 lists and no doubt a lot of kids and grandkids of Bombers. Jack DAWSON ('52) is still on the top 10 list for the hurdles (that's impressive). -Jim QUALHEIM ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dan WADE - Class of 1970 ~ 1951 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: John BRUNTLETT ('54), Jeanie TURNER ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry RICE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BRUNTLETT ('54) Re: Current thoughts and memories The Spring 2013 issue of the Washington State magazine from WSU not only mentions the recent basketball success of Ray STEIN ('64), but also has a picture of the team that played this last October in St. George, Utah. Ray is the one holding the pennant for those who have access to the magazine. Last evening at a concert featuring the music of Irving Berlin one of his songs brought back a memory from 1948. He composed a song titled "Freedom Train", that was recorded by Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters and several others. On March 30th our family drove to Walla Walla to see the Freedom Train. Other stops in eastern Washington were Yakima and Spokane. Anyone else remember seeing this train and the documents it carried? -John BRUNTLETT ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM LOCATION: Beaches Restaurant ? on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 ? Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It?s very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the Sun Room. PLEASE RSVP to Jeanie or call me. -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: ALL Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers No matter when you attended Richland/Col-Hi school; or even if you left before graduation, you are welcome! You're invited to join us at the ALL Bomber Lunch! Bring your spouse, classmate, or a friend and join us to celebrate Bomber Pride, friendship and memories. You can even make new friends along the way! WHAT: ALL Bomber Lunch, aka Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 TIME: 1pm - 3pm (Some show up around 12:30 PM) WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where it seems to be warming up some **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: fine way ta start a month OK I screwed up! I made a new stickie the other day and put Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) at the top of the list instead of Johnny (I still dig the old names, man) COLE ('66)... this is the first time I've missed him since I started doing these b-days. Oh believe me... I've goofed up the W girls several times but for the last two years running have got them all right on the right date... and now this! The shame of it all. Sorry, man, you know I love you (Vicki's ('66) is two below CW's, dunno how I missed yours)! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Pat DORISS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice PIERCE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnne GRENINGER ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy LEMLER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: John BRUNTLETT ('54) Re: Freedom Train John, that's where the ol' propeller beanie made its debut. As a member of the 6th grade class of Edison Grade School in Centralia, WA, we took a field trip to Olympia for the purpose of seeing the train and its contents. In anticipation of that trip, I acquired a propeller beanie, which became boring after a while. So, that beanie went into "storage" until just recently (or however long I've been honoring the birthdays of fellow class members). ...An additional thought about the 1948 Freedom Train Remember going to your friendly neighborhood Chevron station and getting a copy of either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? Of course gas was like 15 or 20 cents a gallon and it had lead in it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are promising a possibly dry weekend and foggy mornings. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: John BRUNTLETT ('54) Re: Freedom Train I had forgotten all about the Freedom Train. I remember visiting the Freedom Train, but I had to look up its itinerary to see when and where I was. It would have been April 6, 1948 in Salem, OR. We lived only a few minutes away in Silverton, OR at that time. It seems to me that we went as a class project, being bussed to Salem. I remember that it was a major event. I probably was as impressed as much by the train and locomotive itself as I was by the historical significance. (I was only eight years old.) Later that year Presidential candidate Thomas Dewey visited our school and I thought I would be a Republican for life. That lasted for only about eight more years. Cheers, -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Ray STEIN ('64) ~ from the Washington State Magazine ~ Spring -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 February Luncheon REMINDER: The Ladies of '65 are meeting for lunch today at Bob's Burgers & Brew in Richland. We hope you'll join us for good food, conversation, and the chance to get reacquainted with several of your classmates! See you there! WHEN: TODAY - Friday, February 8th, 2013 TIME: 1pm - 3pm WHERE: Bob's Burgers & Brew (across from Gold's Gym) 2775 Duportail Drive, Richland We're meeting in the back dining area - which is to the left after you enter the lobby! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: 100 F Who is this person? To All Bombers, Who is this fellow with the old style G M? -Don Sorenson (NAB) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Diane STAIRET Fields - Class of 1965 ~ 1946 - 2013 >>Kyle SIMPSON - Class of 1974 ~ 1956 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Roger GRESS ('61), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DUNN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane BRADY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie PATTON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen MOORE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Yvonne LING ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HAUSENBUILLER ('93) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Carl DVORAK ('58) & Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) To: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: pic Ray... I used the Cougar link and got your team pic. I don't remember you being that old. Is that your fighting weight? That team you were playing for, that isn't purple is it? -Dick McCOY (From the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Freedom Train Am I daft or was there another "Freedom Train" in the '60s or '70s? I remember walking through a "Freedom Train" that I had driven to or at least was a lot older then 6, and looked down at the exhibits. Obviously I would not have looked down on them at 6 years old in 48. For those of you in the area of Newburg/Dundee, OR I will be doing a private display Tuesday, February 12th between 8 and 8:30pm. It is at the Stoller Winery on McDougal Road. Through Newburg and west out of Dundee to where 18 takes off to the left/South and McDougal goes off to the right. The Stoller Winery is on the hill on the right about 1/4 mile. I don't have the right to invite you on the property but you will have a clear view from the road if you stay a bit east of the winery buildings you can see from the road. It is very open country and you can see for seal miles in some directions. The display is about 13 minutes of very hot fireworks. I will be firing from our new Mobile Gun Platform. It is a flat bed trailer I have converted and will hold all of the main battery of the display. If anyone does watch it I am always interested in a critique. I am not fishing for compliments, I want to know what folks like, or more importantly, what they did not like. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS ('61) Happy Anniversary to Carl DVORAK ('58) & Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) -Roger GRESS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Step One Before I start with my Bomber-babe B-day wish, I'd like to comment on Don Sorenson's (NAB) photo from yesterday [2/8/13]. The individual pictured's name was "Captain" something. At first I thought it might have been Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63) with the funky briefcase and cane when he was healing up a couple of years ago, but I realized that unless it was Veterans' day he wouldn't be wearing the hat. OK, I did the hard part now it's up to you guys to figure out his last name. Though I managed to blow John COLE's ('66) b-day the other day, you can well imagine that my fear of not running the table on the "W" girls may have added to my confusion. So long as my computer doesn't crash and my email gets thru I will have managed one quarter of my yearly "W" wishes as soon as I push send. I stepped outside a moment ago for a smokey treat and about froze my tukus off. I can't even imagine living in the mid-west to the east right now. I do NOT do well in the cold. I know... I know, Vegas is warm compared to some places but for me once it reaches a certain temperature... that's it... I'm done! Of course given that it is the (hmmmmmm can't use the O word) first of the 4 W's b-days, that also means that it is Mary Lou WATKINS' ('63) Mom's b-day too. ML had a little minor surgery recently so I hope she can celebrate her Mom's b-day without too much trouble... 'cides, I sent her "Oklahoma Hills" by Michael Parks to recuperate by so she may be doing a jig (jig, Leo ('63)) at this very moment. In any event HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) on your special day, February 9, 2013 and to Mom WATKINS, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda WOODS ('61wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 20 (or so) days before the Race Start: 3/2/2013, 10am, Anchorage Official Re-Start 3/3/2013 2pm at the Willow Community Center. Teams will leave the official re-start line in the same order as they left Anchorage the day before. Mushers will draw for starting position on 2/28/13. There are 69 teams this year. I'm watching: Anderson, Ken (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher Baker, John (vet) - 2011 winner w/record: 8:18:46:39 Berington, Anna (vet) - twin Berington, Kristy (vet) - twin Buser, Martin (vet) - 4 time winner Buser, Rohn (vet) - Martin's son Fiedler, Linwood (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher Gebhardt , Paul (vet) - MANY top ten Janssen, Scott (vet) - Mortician -- doesn't want to be dead last Jonrowe, DeeDee (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher King, Jeff (vet) - 4 time winner Lanier, Jim (vet) - singing musher w/all white dogs Lindner, Sonny (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher Mackey, Lance (vet) - the only 4 IN A ROW winner Marshall, Newton (vet) - the only black I've ever seen in the race Royer, Jessie (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher Seavey, Dallas (vet) - 2012 winner Seavey, Mitch (vet) - 2004 winner Smyth, Cim (vet) - likes to win "fastest Safety to Nome" Smyth, Ramey (vet) - likes to win "fastest Safety to Nome" Steves, Jan (vet) - 2012 Red Lantern (that's last) Swenson, Rick (vet) - the only 5 time winner Zirkle, Aliy (vet) - 2012 #2 In case you missed this from 2012: GUY TALK (about male dogs): Braxton Peterson and his mentor, Lance Mackey are discussing the fur pieces that Braxton is holding. See picture and reason for the fur pieces here: Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CARTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAUN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Drew COUGHREN ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) Re: Freedom Train I remember very well when the Freedom Train came to Walla Walla. Each classroom (I was at Marcus Whitman) was to elect someone to go and that person would be given the day off to go visit the Freedom Train, and was to report to the class afterwards about his or her experience. Not being particularly popular, I of course was not chosen. But ol' Direct Action Dick usually never takes no for an answer, and I found a way to get over there and see this remarkable early Cold War era attraction designed to communicate the superiority of the American Way over that of the Communists. I can't remember whether I was marked truant for so doing and I really didn't care, because it was something I wanted very much to do. As a later historian I am glad I did so. I even still have in my collection of memorabilia a plastic Freedom Train button with a bronze medal on a chain that I bought at the event. -Dick PIERARD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Freedom Trains Following the end of World War II, someone came up with the idea of taking various documents and artifacts around the country. It was figured the easiest way to do this was by rail. So, a collection of modern (read streamlined and light weight) cars be put together along with a modern passenger style diesel engine. As I recall, the entire train was painted silver with accents of red, white and blue. In the spring of 1948 the train arrived for its west coast portion of the journey stopping in several major cities along the way. It was called the "Freedom Train" and various companies made and sold or gave away all sorts of memorabilia. I mentioned earlier that Chevron had replicas of the Constitution and the Declaration. I feel certain that other portions of the Standard Oil conglomerate also did this. Sometime in 1974 or '75 a decision was made on the government level to send forth another "Freedom Train" in celebration of the nation's bi-centennial. The cars and their contents were roughly the same as before. The difference being that each car had a moving floor which kept the crowds moving along, and an admission charge was levied. For what ever reason, it was decided that the motive power for this train would be a steam engine, the principal engine would be the city of Portland, OR's, former Southern Pacific class GS-4 number 4449. This engine, along with three or four other steam engines (assisted by diesel engines) toured the country in 1976. Books have been written about the latter train, but I'm not sure if there is anything in print on the first. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the sunny weekend never arrived. But, Wurstfest is next weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Bomber Ladies' Lunch for February WHEN: Thursday, February 21st TIME: Noon WHERE: Magill's in Uptown Richland. Please let me know if you will be able to join us so I can make reservations. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Peggy ADAIR ('72) Jim WHEELER ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HAYNES ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat CALDWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon LAYBOURN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Hodge ('71NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janeen THORNTON ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Busy busy busy Seems Kadlec was pretty darned busy on this day in '63 and '65. Well, I dunno... judging from what Cecilia BENNETT ('65) reports these days, maybe not by comparison... and it ain't nuthin like the day the first Kadlec baby, "little Q" ('62) was borned, but it makes a nice lead in statement... Gotta email from my 85+ year old buddy in Massachusetts telling me he got 27 inches of snow at his place... another guy from upstate NY sent me pictures of his place... No thank you! The mountains North of Vegas were covered this weekend but the ones West didn't have anything to speak of which is pretty darned unusual... Well all I know is I'm sure glad Janine RIGHTMIRE ('65) gave me this little green vest I keep hanging on a chair so I can wear it outside to have my smokey treats... just enough to keep the chill off but can get a little bit warm inside... it says "Evergreen Classic" on it from a horse show she took me to several years ago where she was competing and I was her "water boy". I was having so much fun wandering around and gawking at this at that I was pretty pathetic as a water boy and almost forgot to give her her jacket when it was time for her to ride at one point... hey I never been to one a them before... I was having fun... besides... who would trust me to be a water boy anyway... see... good point... But today we got some Bomber Stars having b-days... two guys and a babe so I'll shut up about my inability to stay focused some times and just shout a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Freddie SCHAFER ('63-RIP), Pat CALDWELL ('65) and Shanon LAYBOURN ('65) on their special day, February 12, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Class of 1972 Air Mattress Info Recall that we designed and ordered Bomber Air Mattresses to float the river as part of our 40th reunion last fall. Well, they finally arrived. They are 80" X 34" X 6", mushroom logo in four places, mooring lug, two cup holders, extra heavy vinyl (4 lbs.), Boston valve. Great gift for grads, alumni, fans, and visitors. We have extras from the reunion, which we are selling at cost. Price: $21 each, plus $6 shipping if necessary. Cash or checks are preferred, and PayPal will soon be available. Send your check to RHS Mattresses, 4 Carnation Court, Pasco, WA, 99301. E-mail, phone 509-430-0098. They are also available at Sage Port Grill (try a hamburger while you're there; they're great), Octopus Garden (which also has other great Richland souvenirs), and from the Bomber Boosters (for sale at home basketball games). In Seattle, they are available for the same price at D.A. Graphics, corner of Holgate & Occidental, behind Krispy Kreme, about three blocks south of the stadiums. Call ahead for business hours and to assure stock on hand (206-760-5886). Thank you. Gary SPANNER ('72), Treasurer Note: Please send me any contact info changes. I will be keeping the class data base up-to-date for the next reunion in 2017. Thanks, -Peggy ADAIR ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WHEELER ('81) Congratulations to the Bomber Boys Basketball team for taking the conference crown as well as winning the district tournament Saturday! Good luck this weekend Bombers. On to state!?!? -Jim WHEELER ('81) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers and 1 Bomber spouse sent stuff: Jeanie TURNER ('61), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Gary SPANNER ('72) Mary Johnson, wife of Glenn JOHNSON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff CURTIS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny WRIGHT ('63) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne WALLACE & Elva McGHAN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch A reminder for all Bombers, their friends and family members in the Portland/Vancouver area that we have a lunch planned for this coming Saturday... please join us!!! WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2013 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM LOCATION: Beaches Restaurant ? on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 ? Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It?s very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the Sun Room. PLEASE RSVP -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1965 Kippy ~ U of W Cheerleader -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Question About Entry in Today's Alumni Sandstorm (02/12/13) Hi Maren! Just curious!.... Why was the following entry in Today's (February 12th) Sandstorm?? BOMBER LUNCH Today: Patti's All Bomber Lunch, 12:30 As submitted by Judy WILLOX ('61) two weeks and again last Friday, Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch was held on Saturday, February 9th!.... Not Today [2/12]! [Cuz I screwed up... wasn't really an entry... I just had it on the wrong day of my "stickie notes". OH WELL! OOPS! -Maren] By the way, everyone had a great time! The restaurant (JD Diner) was filled with Bombers and their guests, including some who'd never attended one of our lunches before, and we celebrated five (5) Birthdays!! Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: B. Sharon "Sheri" STRATTON Bradway ('67wb-RIP) I put this entry in the Sandstorm a few weeks ago, but the funeral notice is in the 2/12/13 Tri-City Herald and provides more information than my previous entry. In addition, I scanned the picture from the notice which provides a current picture. Sheri passed away January 17, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 6th, 1949 to Mr. & Mrs. F. R. Stratton and was raised in Richland. She lived for many years in Edmond, OK. where she was a nurse for 28 years. She spent the last three years in Seattle with her husband Peter. She is survived by her husband Peter "Pete" BRADWAY ('67) and daughters Tracy Mills and family, Tammy Hitzeman and family, and Tarah Bates and family. She also leaves behind siblings Mel Stratton ('49), Carl Stratton ('58), Norma Stratton Williams ('51) and numerous grandchildren and extended family and friends. She was beautiful inside and out with a smile that lit up a room. We will miss her greatly. Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SPANNER ('72) Re: Bomber Air Mattresses Peg ADAIR ('72) was kind enough to submit an item to the 2/12/13 Sandstorm about the Bomber air mattresses that the class of '72 now has for sale, but I don't know if she submitted a photo. The description doesn't do these things justice, so a photo is attached. I hope you have a place to post it. Again, we are making no profit on this deal. We just wanted something fun for our reunion float on the river, and the minimum order quantity was way more than we could absorb in our class, so we knew all along that we'd have extras to sell. And, we are having a lot of fun selling them. Bombers almost always say the same four things, in this order, when they first see them: "Wow," laughter, "Cool," and "How much?" The non- Bombers often don't react the same way. Price: $21 each, plus $6 shipping if necessary. Cash or checks are preferred, and PayPal will soon be available. Send your check to RHS Mattresses, 4 Carnation Court, Pasco, WA, 99301. Email, phone 509-430-0098. They are also available at Sage Port Grill (try a hamburger while you're there; they're great), Octopus Garden (which also has other great Richland souvenirs), and from the Bomber Boosters (for sale at home basketball games). In Seattle, they are available for the same price at D.A. Graphics, corner of Holgate & Occidental, behind Krispy Kreme, about three blocks south of the stadiums. Call ahead for business hours and to assure stock on hand (206-760-5886). Thank you, -Gary SPANNER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Johnson, wife of Glenn JOHNSON ('72) Re: Finding Eldred Damschen Hello, I am writing a human interest story about a bus driver named Eldred Damschen. He drove for the Richland School District for 37 years beginning in the '40s. Your web site was recommended to me by Steve Aagaard [Richland School District Communications Director]. Several years ago I found Eldred's Autograph Book in the Penny Pinchers Thrift Store in West Richland. It was given to him in 1939. He was 15 years old and living in Pelican Reef, MN. Having enjoyed my own autograph book from 6th grade I felt the need to return Eldred's book to him or a family member. All I had to go on was the name Eldred. No last name. One thing lead to another and I was able to reach a reporter with a Pelican Reef, MN newspaper. He ran a column seeking information on Eldred. I learned that Eldred's last name might be Demshen and that his family moved out west somewhere during WWII. A long story short, I was able to find Eldred's son Dennis DAMSCHEN ('62) living in West Richland. Eldred passed away at the age of 74 in 1998. Dennis, his daughter and 9 year old grandson were excited to receive the treasure. I want to follow through with a story for The Ruralite and The Tri-City Herald. It would be nice to talk to someone that might remember Eldred. If you or any of your subscribers can share a memory of Eldred it would be great. Sincerely, -Mary Johnson, wife of Glenn JOHNSON ('72) ~ West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/13 - HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers and Gina Mondello sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Gary SPANNER ('72) Gina Mondello (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dore TYLER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill ROE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki MOSLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther "Deon" HOLLIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val GHIRARDO ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane CARPENTER ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence FULCHER ('51) & Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, today is "ballentimes" day (as the very young would say) and it is a very special day for two really, really nice people. Yeah, this is the day that Skippy and Clarence [Mount Angel, OR, where it is off-again, on-again rain.] got married quite a while ago. They are still together which says something for starting married life in a trailer park. Way to go, guys. It is also the natal day of Dore Earle TYLER, Jr. ('53). He and I first crossed paths at the big pool way back when. We did a few things in high school that we thought we "neat" but not really worth writing a book about. Here's a tip of the ol' propeller beanie, buddy. Have many more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is off-again, on-again rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Jitterbug Watch what happens when a 2nd woman enters the dance. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Gas Prices We all see what the daily gas price is now with memories of the good old days when a dollars worth was enough for a date and some time parked somewhere even running the engine and heater in the winter. As to the present state of the price of a barrel of oil... I thought to pass on a couple of things I have learned when filling my tank as much as 3-5 times a week some weeks. For the last 30 years as a salesperson, teacher, consultant, and private investigator, (I periodically do investigations of incidents with fireworks and some explosives, for attorneys.) I have averaged 48 to 60 thousand miles a year covering a 4 state territory in the lower 48, (and Alaska the last 16 years). Long story short: here are some things I do to save on gas. First I have an engine heater that I plug in at night. This keeps the engine from going down to ambient air temps at night and thus the engine warms up to the more gas efficient temps faster. Now... if you have a smart phone, get one of the several available apps for gasoline availability. I prefer "Gas Buddy". It uses my location to tell me where the lowest price is in my area. Today, on Gas Buddy I found gas 8 cents a gallon lower then any other within a 10 mile radius. It was less then 2 miles from me and in the direction I was going to do an errand. Also... get a "rewards card" from Safeway, Fred Myers, or other such places that have groceries and gas. After you spend some given amount of $ at the selected outlet your discount on gas goes up more then just the normally competitive price. So along with the base price I received another 8 cents a gallon today off of the pump price of 54.9/gal. One thing I noted is that the price varied widely from one Safeway to another in Tacoma. If you have a Costco card you can find a lessor priced supply to feed that hole in the fender of your auto. Costco accepts only Debit cards, NOT credit cards. But Safeway and Fred Myers both will take credit or debit cards. I use my Alaska Airlines Visa for most of my purchases each month and get an additional 2000 or more miles a month in added mileage. I am off to Costa Rica for a few days in the next couple of weeks and the flight to Dallas to change planes is paid for with mileage. An added potential to some of the gas apps is that if you take the time to make a timely report the price of gas at the location you got from the app, you get entered in the weekly drawing for very worthwhile prizes. The Gas Buddy Prize is $100. This is their way of giving you the most up-to-date-time price of fuel. This works really well if you are not familiar with the area and sources for fuel. Re: Oregon Show report A couple of Alums asked me to report how the display in Oregon was Tuesday night on my new Mobile Gun Platform went? According to my client, Terrific, Fabulous and numerous other simi liar terms. He and the 40 or so other people at the private affair (business celebration dinner) were totally pleased. I was impressed by the fact that most of the attendees were millionaires or better. They were excited by my choreography. We did a large display with main battery (on the trailer) and a 5 position "front", 3 positions,for special comets, a large cluster of multi-shot devices on the ground and a great finale, in less then 12 hours on site. Arrival at about noon and set-up and loading by 4 techs to finishing clean up and driving away before midnight, I think I proved the point. I am already planning another display on it in about 3 weeks. Getting the experience of the first display will make us even more efficient for the next one. It was a drag driving over 5 hours including dropping the trailer at our facility south of Olympia to get to bed at 5 AM, but the client's check in my pocket made it feel better. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Kippy's picture link Hi, Maren. The link to Kippy BRINKMAN's ('62) picture produced "page not found." She was always nice to look at, so I missed seeing it. [I had forgotten to upload it... now it works. -Maren] Re: Bomber Air Mattress I did look at the Bomber air mattress picture. I think I'll get one! Thanks for all your work. -David DOUGLAS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) What memories the Sandstorm brings. Denny DAMSCHEN ('62): I wish I had known your dad. I eagerly look forward to the rest of the story... and what a cute story of our own Kippy Lou BRINKMAN (also of the class of l962). We have a stuffed Huskey (from a non-Bomber friend.) I think the WSU real cougars are better off than they were in the small cages at WSU, but I'd hope the cute huskies at the UW fared better than poor WSU Butch relegated to his small cage in the heat or cold of Pullman or whatever game he was dragged to in his cage, forever in his cage.. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we celebrate Ash Wednesday tonight, and Valentine's Day tomorrow and where I celebrated a Fat Tuesday breakfast for the first time ever, instead of it being Shrove Tuesday, which it also was... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Valentine's Day All you Bomber-babes... speaking of which, I noticed Kippy Lou ('62) had a nuther dog back in '65 in the picture BEHYMER ('64) posted yesterday... I wonder if Casey, the church toy eater would be jealous to see her lovin-up some Husky... I can just see Ellen WEIHERMILLER's ('63) house if she hadda baby-sit the Husky and Casey at the same time... there wouldn't be any nic-nacs left in the place... well of course they would reappear in another form later on... but I won't go into that... Hey... just noticed from my yellow stickie that Kippy's b-day is just around the corner... As I have a little time on my hands now and then lately, I've been hunting music on You-Tube... Oh man... memories of Noon Dancing at Chief Jo, Mixers at Col-Hi... Hi-Spot (during the two years I was allowed in)... all those wonderful memories of some of the very best times in my life... I spoze that kinda sounds like I had no life after Col-Hi, but I can honestly say that my fondest memories are of Richland and "growing up" in our little town. The friends I had in "the day" augmented by the hundreds I have made over the years from CDNs, yearly '65er parties, reunion crashing, R2Ks and last but not least Sandstorm make my life so much richer. I'm sure people from other places would be amazed to learn that we have friends whom we've never met face to face or maybe once or twice that we really consider "friends" and not just acquaintances... As Dorothy would say: "There's no place like home"... now if I could just get Ceci BENNETT ('65) or Rosalie LANSING ('63) to click their ruby red slippers, I just might be whisked right back home ("I'll miss you most, Scarecrow")... Well here I am... supposed to be drafting an order and instead I'm blabbing on and on... I really do wanna wish all the Bomber-babes a VERY happy Valentine's day... and my number is BEachwood4-5789 (haven't had any takers yet but hope springs eternal and all that) and a special HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the V-day b-day girls Vicki MOSLEY ('66) and My faaaaaaaavorite Spuddy girl Val GHIRARDO ('72) on their special day, February 14, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SPANNER ('72) Re: Bomber Air Mattress We now have PayPal working for the Bomber air mattress sales. That said, we still accept checks and cash at the address in our earlier postings. So far, the class of '67 has bought the most aside from '72. And speaking of that, can anyone tell us who is organizing the reunions for the classes of '83 and '03? We haven't made contact with them yet. Thank you. -Gary SPANNER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gina Mondello (NAB) Attached is a flyer recruiting for the beryllium research study. Thank you -Gina Mondello (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Jo ROSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alastair COCHRANE ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (#41) - Official Iditarod Site 15 (or so) days before the Race Start: 3/2/2013, 10am, Anchorage Official Re-Start 3/3/2013 2pm at the Willow Community Center. Teams will leave the official re-start line in the same order as they left Anchorage the day before. Re: Who do I cheer for... pre race thoughts... I kinda root for just about everybody that I "watch"... I'd like to have seen Lance Mackey win FIVE IN A ROW, but that didn't happen... Lance could tie Rick Swenson if he wins another one... same for Martin Buser and Jeff King... 5-time winner Rick Swenson needs another win to pull ahead of EVERYBODY... would love to see DeeDee Jonrowe win her first... Doubt Newt (the black guy) will ever win, but he's a hoot... saw a video of him a few years back talking about the "people" that he saw waving to him on his route... he was so sleep deprived that he was looking at (and waving back to) TREES.... and telling about it and just laughing at himself... Maybe Aliy Zirkle... she was #2 last year... And look at 2012 winner Dallas Seavey... in 2005 he was the youngest in history to run the race... he turned 18 that year right before the start of the race... last year he was the youngest winner in the history of the Iditarod... pretty amazing young man. 2008 holds the record for number of teams started: 96 - and 78 actually finished... so starting 69 this year isn't a record... I sometimes think about the number of dogs dumping in Anchorage right before the race... (I'm easily amused, huh?) mushers can (and most do) start with 16 dogs... but they bring 20 (or so) to Anchorage with them and narrow down to 16 that they start with.. so (conservatively) 16 dogs times 69 teams.... my calculator says that's 1104 dogs pooping before the race... I bet Anchorage (around the start anyway) STINKS.... and I didn't know till last year that they have those dickie warmers for the boy dogs!!! Common sense might have told me that earlier, but I never thought about it before.... What I love about this race so much is that ANYTHING can (and does) happen... 2004 had 4-time winner Doug Swingley scratch from the race due to a frozen cornea.. or something as simple as one of the girl dogs in heat so the boys don't pay attention to their job (that was Lance Mackey last year)... In 2005 Martin Buser had a "discussion" with his table saw about 2 weeks before the start of the race... and mid race, he was in so much pain that he had one of the vets (they have one at every check point) finish the job he started and cut off the tip of his finger... he finished 13th that year... can you BELIEVE he finished??? That would have been a good reason (in my book) to scratch!!! Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLATWORTHY ('46) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toby HUFF ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther DAWSON ('73wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), Thanks for the nice entry on the 14th for Clarence and I, Mike. Yep, 60 years for us now and it gets better all the time. 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. I asked Clarence if we really intended to start a CLAN? It's a great family and we're very proud. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Iditarod Boy Dogie Privates Warmer I never thought about it before you mentioned it, either, Maren. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we had snow flurries, but no accumulation on the ground... no sled dog races here... haven't found out what they race around here yet... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: surgery My surgery set for 2/15/13. I "get" to spend one night in the hospital before going home some time on 2/16/13. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's supposed to be gorgeous weather-wise both Friday and Saturday (figures huh?) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt DONAHUE ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Floyd MELTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MEYER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Holley ANDERSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Marilla SMITH Eller-Petersen ('53-RIP) A true sweetheart from the Bomber Class of '53 left this life peacefully, surrounded by family in her Edmonds home, on the morning of Valentine's Day. She had struggled for a number of years with recently-diagnosed ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), which gradually paralyzed her body but not her mind. Marilla was one of the most loving, giving, caring people we knew. As chief RN instructor at CBC, she made sure her nurse trainees knew how to give the best care possible to their patients. When classmates or friends were ill, she visited often to provide expert care and encouragement. Marilla volunteered for many church and civic activities, including Meals on Wheels and Hospice fund-raising. When it was time to party, she was there to contribute and serve delicious, nourishing food. There will be two services: First is a graveside service this Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 at Mt Olivet Cemetery, 100 Blaine Avenue NE, Renton, WA 98056 (425-255-0323). Then, a Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 11:00 at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 (509-582-9537). Son Dave Eller invites everyone to attend either or both services. Messages may be posted at and always on the Alumni Sandstorm. We love you, Marilla, and will miss you so very much! -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Surgery Betti, my prayers have gone up for your fast recovery from your surgery. I hope everything went as planned and you have no complications!! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA where we've had lovely spring type weather for a couple three weeks, but woke up today with a heavy misty fog. Back down to lower 50s from the mid 60s that we enjoyed yesterday ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich GREENHALGH ('59wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BELLISTON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen THORNTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Bomber Floaters How the heck do I get one of them Bomber floating mats? (My Sandstorm has been on and off with Comcast that I missed the ordering procedure.) Looked good to me in the picture and my grandkids will think it is a hoot floating around in our pool. [Follow the link above, Bill... info there. -Maren] Cheers, Bill BERLIN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Bomberopoly Will whoever is in charge of the "Bomberopoly" project please contact me directly. [For more information on the RHS IMB or this fundraiser, visit Valarie Peery (NAB) Thanks. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '62 Carmichael Cougar Yearbook Thanks to Maren for using the FREE program the ?62 Carmichael Cougar annual now appears on the '66 website. This yearbook includes kids from the future classes of '65 (in 9th grade), '66 (in 8th grade) and '67 (in 7th grade). Hopefully the '61 and '63 Carmichael Cougar annuals will be done soon. Enjoy ~ Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: Judy WILLOX ('61), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" GARRISON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter CROWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn NOBLE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana POWELL ('02) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill WEDBERG & Barb O'MALLEY ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HUSKE & Carol HARSHMAN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn (Classic Class of '61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch, 2/9/13 I am sorry that I have been so behind for the lunch entries the past few months. With all that has happened, it has been hard to keep up. So, I will start with this February lunch and I will just write an entry describing each one. We have had some new faces appear and I would really like to acknowledge them. This month we had a lot of fun and had some new faces that we were delighted to see. Hopefully they will return and be a part of our little gathering in the future. We also had some guests, with the youngest one being four months old. On his name tag, it did say, "Not a Future Bomber". We heartily welcomed him anyway and he was quite the draw. Those attending were Pat DORISS Trimble ('65); Joseph CHOATE ('60); Anita Choate (spouse - '60 Bradford, PA); Sue McELHANEY Stewart ('54); Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57); Barbara ISAKSON Rau ('58); Fred KLUTE ('58); Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63); Lorin St.JOHN ('55); Phyllis St.John (spouse - '70 Glacier Hi, Seattle); Glen ROSE ('58); Carol Rose (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA); Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60wb); Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64); Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61); Judy WILLOX ('61). These last four were our new attendees this month: Dennis "Grizzzz" BARR ('58); David THOMPSON ('60); Bill McKAY ('65); Charlotte CASE Kallio-McKay ('65). Our guests - compliments of Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) were Christie Carlson (Guest - '91 Kennewick Lion); Alanna Carlson (Guest - '13 Gonzaga Prep); and David James Kuhn (Guest - 2030 who knows?). David is the youngest guest we have ever had, and was a delight. He is a very good baby. We are picking up speed with the lunches and are happy about that. We would love to see more and more new faces in the months to come. And we kind of celebrate the theme of the month. This month was Valentines' Day; next month comes St.Patrick's Day. This month Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) brought chocolate roses to us gals. And I am always handing out bumper stickers or something. We do have a lot of fun. So those of you who have not been to one, please come. Bomber Cheers, Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where it is warming up a bit **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Bomberopoly - I've been waiting a long time to hear about the game as well. I wrote Maren and she said it was coming along fine. Had problems with something... that was the hold up. I pre-paid long ago. When I wrote to Maren, she said that they were asking for more places to add to the game. Larry, it may be a while longer. I did go to the website, but nothing came up at all. Wrong site. [NOT wrong site, Carol... you just need to scroll about half way down the page to find the Bomberopoly update. -Maren] To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) I hope they can get those Cougar yearbooks online. I gave mine to someone to sign and never got it back. Have always felt bad that I don't have it. I'll never know what friends wrote. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: from kids to friends I've mentioned before how great it is to have kids of friends become friends... we got two of them who can now be classified as Bomber-babes tho I might not say that to Dad's ('65) moustachioed face... spent 6 hours Saturday in stupid line to buy ammo at a gun show... I kinda knew better than to go but... won't be going again real soon... Watched a really fun show on one of the cable channels the other night... History of the Eagles. I remember years ago (probably '71 or so) going to a concert... they were the replacement for the replacement for the replacement 1st act at a Sly Stone concert... .Second act refused to go on till they KNEW Sly was in Las Vegas for sure... the Eagles sang their ten songs and the second act refused to go on... Don Henley asked if we would mind them playing their ten songs again as they were the only ones they knew... heck no we wouldn't mind and we didn't mind when they sang them twice more each... I think there was a run on their first album the next morning... I know I was there buying my copy... next time I saw them was "Hell Freezes Over" and have had the pleasure of seeing them a couple more times since... corse the faces had changed (except for Don and Glen) but the music was just as wonderful... The illustrious Mr. Knox ('65) sent me a picture of the finger he almost lost helping some poor old lady carry her basket... pretty gross so I won't share... He's doing a movie in Seattle then has another that starts shooting somewhere (sorry I forgot where) in July... I know the one in Seattle he plays his former girl-friend's son's grandfather... they auditioned for it at the same time (not planned... just happened)... the people at the audition were amazed at the connection between them... Terry explained that it might just be that he was the boy's God- father... small world sometimes... so here we go... time to wish Katie and Diana POWELL ('02) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on their special day, February 19, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Bomber Float Hi Bombers!! I just received my Bomber Float and I love it! I can't wait to try it out this Summer! Want to thank Gary SPANNER ('72) for doing a great job! I mailed my check and it came within 4 or 5 days! If you haven't gotten one yet, ya better do so very soon or I'm sure they may be gone! Not sure if Gary can order more or not!! Bombers Rule Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Monday Herald Hot Cell Article To All Bombers, After reading Mondays article on 222-S Hot Cells I thought I would pass on a few comments. The approach to handling tank waste in 1977 was a little different. 250 ml bottles dipped into a million or 1/2 million gallon underground tank to sample its contents were placed into lead "pigs" about 2 inches thick. Some pigs used depleted uranium for shielding and were twice as heavy. The pig would arrive in a lidded stainless steel box bolted in the back of a pickup truck. It would back up to door 10 on the north side of the lab. The operator would take it out of the ss box and put it on the tailgate and we would take it from there and into about the middle of the decon room where a large open faced hood sat. R M's Dave Plummer or John Gile (deceased) would be in attendance so we could take the lid off the pig. A dose rate would be checked prior to lid removal. When the lid was removed two C P readings contact and 12" were taken. The C P would read about 1 to 2.5 rem at contact and on average two to 350 milli-rem at 12". What happens next could sometimes be adventurous. The attached photo is Dave Plummer circa 1984 -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Paul RATSCH ('58), Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Ken STALEY ('68) Gary SPANNER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy PIERCE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann COFFMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda GRAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn HERIFORD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BISHOP ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don DASCENZO ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul RATSCH ('58) Re: Larry DIBBERN ('58) Quite a few bombers wonder what happened to him? a. Not on line b. Quit Face Book Thanks -Paul RATSCH ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch, 2/9/13 Just read the summary of the February, 2013 ALL Bomber Lunch in the 2/19/13 Alumni Sandstorm, and have to add that Christie Carlson is the daughter I never had, Alanna Carlson is my granddaughter and the delight of my life, and baby is Dave Kuhn, my great-grandson and also a delight. He's a really good baby. I warned her about having another. My first was a really good baby; my second was a screamer. *LOL* -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babe I gotta say that I think those bomber floats are pretty cool. CeCi BENNETT ('65) said they have one hanging in the Octopuses Garden... now why doesn't that surprise me? I think we should all get them and head for the big pool... nah maybe I'll go to the little pool... I could be a big fish in a little pond (the story of my life)... I'm suspecting the gaggle of Bomber-babes getting together this weekend in Richland may buy them out... guess I should go back and find the web site and order one... someone suggested they would be good to sleep on in a pinch... after experiencing sleeping on a blow up bed at one Babe's house this Christmas, I can say it couldn't be any worse... every time I got up to go to the bathroom it was like climbing out of the Rockies... I don't think experiences in Vietnam in sleeping face-down in the mud was any more exciting... I remember just putting a piece of cloth under my face the first time ... but I do remember one time in the boy scouts sleeping on the root of a tree... I was prolly 8-9 but when I woke up I felt like I was way old... maybe 20 or so (or so I thought of old back then)... I must say, that we seemed so much older as seniors than some of the kids do today... Our building is near the old Vegas High (now the artsie fartsie school)... I see these kids walk by and I think of our Sr. Pix and how studly the guys looked and how glamorous the Bomber-babes looked... these kids look so gawky... I can only wonder at how we looked to the teachers at prom... don't ask how I got on that subject... lemme get back on track and wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my long time dear, dear friend Ann COFFMAN ('66) on her special day, February 20, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Good morning fellow Bombers. Just received news this past week that my latest submission now appears on line. This is the first publication this year (20th in the last 3) but one of the only to appear on line. I wanted to share it will all Bombers. -Ken STALEY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SPANNER ('72) Re: Bomber Air Mattresses Hey Bombers, Maren kindly set up a web page for the Bomber air mattresses (see link above). Feel free to forward this link to anyone who might be interested, especially members of classes that end in 3. We had a blast floating the river during our reunion last summer, so I hope the other classes also get to do that this summer. About a third of the air mattresses have sold already. And, as a reminder, they are also available at Sage Port Grill and Octopus Garden in Richland, and at D.A. Graphics in Seattle (just south of the stadiums, 206-760-5886, call ahead for hours and item availability). Thank you. -Gary SPANNER ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) Roger GRESS ('61), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: William Lane "Bill" JOHNSON ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil GILSTRAP ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie VINING ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David KELLER ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Your story "A Bath For Sarah" I just finished reading your story and thought it was excellent. The end was a big surprise... and I enjoyed it. Keep up the great work. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Save the Date!!! WHAT: The Vancouver/Portland Bomber picnic WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2013 WHERE: Lewisville Park north of Vancouver Mark your calendars and save the date! This is a great park for reunions - and a great way to touch base with former classmates as well as get acquainted with other Bombers! Watch for more information! See you there! -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to Wm. Lane "Bill" Johnson ('61). -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hey there Bomber-babe b-day girl Didn't come out quite like Georgie girl, did it... Well I clicked the order button for a Bomber Mat and it was an email address so I sent an email saying I would order by pay pal... will wait and see what happens... my class ends in a 3 if ya change the 5 to a 3... and my adopted class really does end in a 3... not sure why that's important... may be easier to have the Bomber-babes attending WWR this weekend pick me up one at the ol' Octepie Garden since I'm sure they'll be meeting for Spudies at some point before drinks on CeCi's ('65) roof (them Babes got more guts than sense if'n ya ask me)... Wonder if the b-day Babe will go up on the roof... since she's out with the girls with no adult supervision, ya just never know! Now this girl's one I've really known for a long time but we became reacquainted thru "the Queen" ('63)... I remember we were chatting at R2K, when Ricky WARFORD ('65) wandered up after a couple duzun beers and I had to cut our little chat short and just rescue her from him... then we got together at the Castle (no not the one of Wailer's/ Hendrix fame (Sorry Pitts ['63], but he did have his time there)... in Oly and have had some real fun times since... I think it is only fair to warn the citizens of Richland that they may not want to venture out after dark this weekend because WWR promises to be one Wild Weekend... I remember when the Rockin' Rebels made that song... I always thought it was one of the best Cruzin' the Uptown songs ever made... just as "Let's Go" was a natural for Cheer Leaders and Song Leaders (gotta add song leaders since I gotta picture on my face book wearing the b-day Babe's name from her Song Leader Sweater stuck to my Bomber green jammies)... ok, I am sure there will be repercussions from portions of this post even tho the names have been changed to protect the "innocent" so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62)... have the Queen or Ceci show you this b-day wish on your special day, February 21, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: some good news I saw the surgeon today for a post-op visit to see if my two drain tubes could come out or at least 1 of them. We decided to leave them in until Monday as there is still a small amount of drainage and she'd rather leave them in a little longer than pull them and then have fluid accumulate and it would need to be aspirated with a needle. On to the good news; the pathologist called while I was still there as they were changing my dressings. It seems she thought she took 6 lymph nodes with the tissue she removed and actuality she got 8 and all 8 are negative. Somewhat good news #2 - He also found a 3rd area of invasive cancer that if I had elected to do a lumpectomy it may not have been found since it wasn't seen on any of the imaging studies they did. She's going to talk with the radiologist who preformed my 2nd biopsy and see why it wasn't seen and if indeed it may not have been close to the other 2 we knew about. So my decision to just remove the entire breast was a wise one. I see the oncologist again 3 weeks post-op and see where I go from here. I'm looking long and hard about moving back to Richland and know I could get treatment there but it would be a matter of starting it here and transferring there or holding off and beginning it over there. The breast patient navigator said the oncologist will have all your information by then as the tumor board meets again 2 days before that so she will give you the best information she can. My case was supposed to be presented again today as a follow-up to the one last month but without a pathology report it would have been futile. Thanks for all the caring Bombers out there, you make me proud to say "Yes, I'm a Bomber, how about you?" -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where today is cloudy and gloomy but not me for now ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jeanie TURNER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan NOBLE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CHOATE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SIMPSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn BERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve GALLOWAY ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis LYNCH ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch - 2/16/13 The folks attending our 2/16/13 Bomber lunch were: Barbara CROWDER Hopkins ('55) Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) Anne COLLINS Moyers ('60) Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) and spouse, Gary Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and his wife, Linda Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) and spouse, Denny -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big kid b-day Now here's another one of those b-days that just gives me joy... this big kid is a big kid in every sense of the word... literally and figuratively. Don't get to see him often but I always enjoy his company whenever I do... expect I'll be seeing him in September, anyway when his 50th comes around. Maybe I'll impress him with my new Bomber mattress... I wuz gonna order one but then this cute '65er girl said she'd pick me one up this weekend so unless I have her send it to me I'll be stylin' come June and September... I'm gonna bleach my hair and borrow me a cool LaMont ('63) surfer out fit and just kinda walk around with my "board" under my arm... maybe go out in the Columbia and just sit on it facing the shore like I'm waiting for the big wave... oh man I could have Beaver ('65) zoom by on his boat and catch the waves he makes... oh wow this is getting way exciting... wow, I remember a few years ago, Gary WEBB ('64) (teammate of the b-day guy) planned a huge raft float from the Vernita bridge to Richland... but it got canceled because of all the rattle snakes that were occupying the same space on pieces of wood and stuff... we could all do the same float on our cool Bomber mattresses... man I gotta run this past the b-day boy and his class... they could do this instead of golf! OK... getting way off track... besides... last time DAVIS ('65) and I bleached our hair it didn't work out so well... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Dave SIMPSON ('63) on his special day, February 22, 2013!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BRANUM ('57wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PEASHKA ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb COLLINGS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane BROWN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy STANFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil LYTLE ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack MORROW ('52) & Pat ACKLEY ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Float Mattresses Update My son, Josh JANICEK ('93), called the place in Seattle on Friday and they said they had just boxed up and shipped all of their supply to Eastern Washington. So I called the Octopus Garden in Richland (on Friday evening). They said they did not have 5 (that's how many we want) but they would soon. I told him the Seattle story and asked if that was the Octopus Garden that the mattresses were shipped to. He said, "Yup." So I gave him my name and number and ordered 5. He'll call me when they come in. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) In this morning's Tri-City Herald (2/22/130, there is a notice of a Brad UPTON ('74)comedy show coming March 2nd at the Shilo Inn in Richland. It's a fund raiser for the RHS class of 2013. Tickets are $30 available at the Shilo and Ariel's. Smooth As Jazz is also performing. Sounds like a must see event! Unfortunately, I won't be in town for it, but us old Bombers need to support the new group. If it is festival seating and not assigned, I'll buy a ticket just to support the class of 2013. Will check it out today. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for Ladies of '66 which was held February 21st We had a very enjoyable time on Thursday at Magill's in Richland, and a lot of new people joined us. Unfortunately no pictures were taken, but we had 15 classmates in attendance. Besides me it was: Janice ALLISON Baker, Ellen BOHRINGER Kuklinski, Candace DAVIS Monasmith, Gail DAWSON Howe, Linnea GATES Williams, Gloria KENNEDY Mitchell, Mickey LYNCH Rose, Linda McCLELLAND Montgomery, Sandy MILLER Burden, Sandee MILLIUS Gors, Jan MOULTHROP Newcomb, Pattie NEWELL Collins, Becky RULON and Yvonne SCHIRADO Sherman. We also saw Alana ALLEN Gosney ('65), whose son, Ken, is the Principal of Hanford High School. Thanks for being there, and we will see everyone next month! Hopefully, more new people will also be able to attend. I will let everyone know when it is scheduled, but usually it is the 3rd Thursday of each month which would make it March 21st. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Jeff CURTIS ('69) Gary SPANNER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy CAMERON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank HAGGARD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy WICK ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan MORRIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Marie NICKLASON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BRUNKE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We gots Bomber-babes Here we is... right at the completion of WWR and we gots Bomber- babe b-days ta celebrate galore... I've been receiving photos from the Bomber-babes tearin' up the town and I can tell you I was right on the money when I warned you folks to stay off the streets this weekend... From what I could see there were still a few of the new roof tiles left on Ms. BENNETT's ('65) new roof... but very few... I have no idea of who came up with the idea of drinks on the roof... I could barely make out the new tattoos but am hoping to get clearer pictures after they heal... looks like they got much larger ones this time and some I'm told cannot be seen at all times... hey that's what bein' a Wild and Crazy Bomber-babe is all about... right? I am sure the two b-day babes are counting their lucky stars that they didn't get sucked in to the midnight tattoo party... I must say that I attended one with the Babes and it is a wild time to say the least... then of course picture time after is always on the, shall we say, ris kay side!!!!!!!!!! (exclamation marks intended!)... I remember as a kid often being "blamed" for enticing mommies' little boys to the dark side so I am very glad I can't get blamed this time... that's stupid... one can always get blamed whether one is even in the same State or not... well you two I'm gonna wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol CONVERSE ('64) and the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy WICK ('65) on your special day, February 24, 2013!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeff CURTIS ('69) Re: Greg REITEN ('69-RIP) I received word today of the passing of RHS alum Greg REITEN ('69) on February 20th due to lung cancer. He had been a long term resident of the bay area in California and was residing in Walnut Creek at the time of his death. The sixties in Richland (and everywhere in the country for that matter) was the decade in which a large part of our generation came of age and great change was occurring. The music scene was obviously a big part of all that. Greg was a major player in the Tri-Cities live music culture and a huge contributor to it. He organized and led bands such as The Esquires, The Parrots, Grandaff, Lenore and Flesh for years and years. He sang, played guitar and drums. His bands were always booked and working mainly through his efforts and many fine local musicians honed their skills in bands Greg put together. He worked his talented rear end off for his music and his passion was a blessing to many, many of us who attended RTA dances at the old Community House, or CYO dances at Christ the King, or Battles of the Bands at the Richland Roller Rink, or RHS post-game mixers in the girls' gym, or homecomings, senior parties, etc. The first live band I ever saw was a performance by Greg?s Esquires in the compound behind Chief Jo for our eighth grade party. I couldn't imagine any activity so certain to ruin forever what little self esteem existed in the soul of an insecure 14-year-old than getting up in front of the entire class and singing... loudly... through a PA system. Well, Greg and his band totally nailed it, blew everybody away performing tunes like "Gloria", "Midnight Hour" and "House of the Rising Sun" and changed my perspective of the power of performance forever. Greg always had a band and that band was always working because of him. Greg was also a talented artist and created posters, band graphics and silk screened T-shirts. He even created custom band letterheads for booking and contract communications. Examples of his work exist in several of the RHS Columbian yearbooks from '66 ? '69. I will miss Greg quite a lot but I will never forget him. He made an indelible impression on many and I'm sure that for those of us who were part of the music scene in '60s Richland, he will be remembered as talented, innovative, dedicated and part of the extended family which we comprised. RIP (Rock in Peace) Greg REITEN January 19th, 1950 ? February 20th, 2013. -Jeff CURTIS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SPANNER ('72) Re: Bomber Air Mattress availability in Seattle As you may have noticed in earlier posts and on the Bomber air mattress website, D.A Graphics has offered to sell the air mattresses out of their shop near the stadiums. We didn't know how much demand there would be at that location, so we didn't leave them very many to sell. As some of you have discovered, they are temporarily sold out. I plan to deliver more to D.A Graphics during the first week of March. Over the next week or so, I'd love to receive e-mails from people who intend to buy air mattresses at D.A. Graphics so I can better judge how many to deliver there. D.A. Graphics in Seattle (just south of the stadiums, corner of Holgate & Occidental, behind Krispy Kreme, 206-760-5886, call ahead for hours and item availability). D.A Graphics has also agreed to handle these air mattresses for no profit, so please be patient with them. Even though they're not Bombers, they have a great sense of fun and humor. Thank you. -Gary SPANNER ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle SEHOLM ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (#41) - Official Iditarod Site 15 (or so) days before the Race Start: 3/2/2013, 10am, Anchorage Official Re-Start 3/3/2013 2pm at the Willow Community Center. Teams will leave the official re-start line in the same order as they left Anchorage the day before. Re: Jr. Iditarod There is a Junior Iditarod every year... held the Saturday and Sunday prior to the start of the Iditarod. There were 13 young mushers this year between 14 and 17 years of age. It's a 150 mile route. They start on Saturday and depart at two minute intervals (just like the big kids' Iditarod). They go from Knik to Yentna where they have a mandatory 10 hour lay over. Then they go from Yentna to Willow. Common report from the teens as they checked into Yentna Station for their mandatory 10 hour lay over was that they had a great run ? the trail was excellent, their dogs were awesome and the weather was perfect. After the lay over and differential, they headed for the finish line Sunday morning. Noah Pereira of Clarkson, NY, is the 2013 Jr. Iditarod Champion. Noah has been training with Dallas Seavey (2012 Iditarod winner) since his December arrival in Alaska. Noah, Conway Seavey (Dallas' younger brother), and Jenny Greger raced for first place. Noah said "I left Yentna a few minutes after they did and caught up to them." Passing Jenny Greger, then Seavey, Pereira ran the last 10 miles with his team, kicking and poling across Willow Lake for the finish. Of his dogs, all Seavey dogs, Pereira says he was worn out running with them, but they, being used to running 600 miles, could have kept on going. Re: Iditarod Mushers will draw for starting position this Thursday, 2/28/13. Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA 63 at 12:43am there was noisy hail earlier this evening ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Bill BERLIN ('56), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) Jim WHEELER ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LUKINS ('78) BOMBER PERFORMANCE: 3/2/13 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Iditarod Stay tuned to Maren as she will fill you in on a lot of things you don't know about the Iditarod (Irod) for sure, like the Junior Irod Race. I have said before that as a volunteer I used to fly parts of the route in my Piper Super Cub and about now I was getting that little crate ready for whatever the weather would bring. There is a lot of the Irod that you will never mix up for Honolulu (or Gretna) so being prepared for any event will either win you the race or better yet, save your life. The amount of time and effort from literally hundreds, if not thousands of volunteers is just amazing. All of the little communities along the route are getting ready for any team eventuality, dog issues, musher issues (how do you pee with all of those layers of clothes on?) and preparing for additional people associated with the race to arrive. People open their homes and stock their larders, no easy task out in the "bush" but they do it. I had some great Moose dinners out there as well as salmon meals from salted down barrels put up in the summer. Yum. The Piper Super Cub was not really "super" but it was one heck of a tough aircraft. Not the most comfortable seats, a little (or a lot) noisy, in need of heat a lot and not easy to get in and out of. It was a "tail-banger," that is to say that it rested on its two main wheels, which were over sized, and on its tail wheel but done right, you could lift that tail wheel and drive between New York and Chicago on the two main wheels without getting airborne. It was an amazing aircraft. To prep for the Irod, I would put in a small alcohol heater, and engine blanket, a spare tire, a little emergency food, and some other pilot safety stuff. Took the back seat out to haul dogs in need or cargo for the route. Took a box of TP one time and dropped rolls all along the route, sort of a "bombs away" moment. The advantage of the Super Cub was its landing and take off capabilities with a load, perfect for the race. I used to take a buddy and we would fly to some remote river around ANCAK (Anchorage, Alaska) and land on sandbars in the river. Make a couple of observation checks and if okay, take 'er down dude. Short landing and even shorter take off if we had a lot of fish. I once took a Nurse volunteer between two race route locations but when she first saw the Super Cub she said "No way." I had put the rear seat back in, cleaned out all of the dog hairs and Coke cans, washed the inside of the windows and hung a new pine scented air freshener, we are talking Super Cub First Class here, and then talked her in to flying with me to where she had to go. She loved it and eventually took flying lessons and bought her own Super Cub, which she took with her when she moved to Montana several years later. She would have been the perfect Super Cub wife but I was happily married, or nearly so, and she got away. This is sounding a lot like a David RIVERS' ('65) story isn't it. Sorry. I guess my point is this, and Maren can confirm it, that what you see and hear about the Irod is really due to the efforts of many, many volunteers all over the state. It just does not pop up one day but is planned and implemented over a long period of time. I am excited and will not miss any of Maren's reports. You go girl!!! -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ in Rancho Mirage, CA where it will be 75-77F today but there is snow on the mountains all around the desert. Palm trees and snow capped peaks. Beautiful. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, March 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) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Congratulations to the RHS boys? basketball team. They will be appearing at the 4A State Basketball Tournament for the first time since 2008 on Thursday in Tacoma. Here are the pairings and times: Curtis (24-2) vs. Newport (18-8) at 9 am Garfield (23-1) vs. Bothell (21-3) at 10:45 am Richland (19-4) vs. Arlington (21-3) at 12:15 pm Central Valley (22-2) vs. Jackson (24-0) at 2 pm GO BOMBERS!!!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Drain Removal I got my drains removed today [2/25], now I can take a shower. I see the oncologist next Monday to discuss treatment options and the surgeon next Wednesday for a post-op visit. I didn't see her today as she has trained her nurse to remove drains when she's not there. At least I won't need to have sutures removed as she uses disolvable ones. The steristrips will stay on the incision until they fall off on their own. Hopefully by the end of next week I can start thinking about a move back to Richland. I have 2 other appointments in March; one at the eye doctor that was scheduled 6 months ago and a yearly skin check at the dermatology clinic made 1 year ago. I need to also check with my regular doctor and see if she still wants to do a yearly physical in May, imagine she will. I still am so thankful I had decided to go the mastectomy route and I bet the surgeon is relieved, too. Thanks for the Bomber prayers as they've meant a lot to me. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where we've had some much needed rain the past few days that will continue off and on throughout the week **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WHEELER ('81) Congratulations to the Richland Bomber boys basketball team for making it all the way to Tacoma to fight for the state championship beginning this Thursday! Thank you to the Bomber Boosters for sponsoring the game so that could broadcast the game over the Internet for those who could not attend. Come on fellow Bombers... Let's get behind these kids and support them like we did back in our day! Go Bombers!! -Jim WHEELER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Marilla SMITH Eller-Petersen - Class of 1953 ~ 1934 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Jack GARDINER ('61), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shannon CRAIG ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RICHARDSON ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick ROBERTS ('49) & Carol TYNER ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hope I'm getting this on the right date; not used to using sticky notes on the computer screen. So, it's a tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of one of the Bomber Babes from The Class of '54. Not only does she qualify as a Bomber Babe, she is also one of the keepers of the flame. Let's all stand and give three cheers to Marilyn WORKING on this celebration of her 21st birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where we await Saint Paddy's day, the coming of spring and a return to daylite savings time (what ever that means). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) Bill, I thought that I had done a lot of exciting, strange, and just different sorts of things, throughout my days. But, every time I think that I've probably heard the last of the great adventures from "the life and times" of Ol' Bill BERLIN, here comes another one to top all of those from before, like the "scenarios of super cubbing!" And, as always, I am amazed and stupefied! -George "Pappy" Swan ~ just outside of beautiful, but not quite downtown, Burbank, WA, where the sun doth also shine in a clear sky with a promise of making it into the fifties today, causing me to think of tight lines and fishing... any kind of fishing... but, with a heavy emphasis on the fly flippin' sort. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Gordon ANDERSEN ('54) passed away on February 23rd. Death Notice in the Herald said at home. Don't know any other details. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) I have received several emails in the past few days regarding Bomber Mania I purchased 150 copies from the author 10 or 12 years ago with the last one of those now listed on NO this is not an ad for that BUT rather my only way of not disappointing those who have just contacted me. I did chat with the author last year and made an offer to purchase the balance of the printing BUT he indicated he was down to just a handful so declined my offer. Now you know (;-) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Janis COOK Tames - Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry GROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon CHAMBERS ('70) - REALLY 2/29 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) - Official Iditarod Site TONIGHT (2/28/13) at the Mushers' Banquet, they draw for starting position. SATURDAY (3/2/13) 10am Ceremonial Start Anchorage (998 miles from Nome) SUNDAY (3/3/13) 2pm Official Re-Start at the Willow Community Center (945 miles from Nome).... they will leave the official re-start line in the same order as they left Anchorage the day before. PLEASE NOTE: Distances are estimations as actual trail placement can vary from year to year based on conditions and can effect the actual mileage. Today's Sandstorm entry is all about IDITAROD VOLUNTEERS. Re: Volunteers By the end of the 2012 Iditarod season there were approximately 1,200 volunteers representing 21 states and 4 countries donating over 35,000 hours of time! Re: Volunteer Vets With an average of approximately ten days dedicated to the race for each volunteer checkpoint trail veterinarians, over four- hundred days of veterinary professional time are donated by that group, alone. That doesn't even count the consultants, dropped dog veterinarians and other veterinary staff members serving in support roles, including fifteen veterinary technicians. In addition, the time and expense required for travel to and from their homes, adds substantially to the total value of the veterinary staff services. Although most are from the lower 48 states, veterinary volunteers came from as far away as Australia, France and Germany to be a part of Iditarod 2012. Certainly, travel costs can really add up in this day and age! Re: Volunteer Sled Holders Sled Holders are constantly running up to the start line with the teams, holding the sled until the musher and team leave the start and then running back to assist the next musher in line. Re: Volunteers in the Iditarod Phone Room The Phone Room has between 75 - 100 volunteers who take 4 hour shifts 24/7 for 3 weeks. These volunteers receive a variety of calls ranging from musher's families & handlers checking on their musher's Race status and/or dropped dogs, media & Race fans from around the world wanting a variety of information. One unique thing the Phone Room does is take "Musher Grams", messages of encouragement to the mushers. These messages are taken and then sent along the trail via the Iditarod Air Force or hand carried by volunteers going to checkpoints along the trail. Since the Internet has come into play, the Phone Room has downsized from 20 phones that were busy all of the time to 8 phones & computers that stay busy before and throughout the Race. The Phone Room also serves lunch, dinner, snacks & drinks to volunteers & Race staff 24 hrs/day. The Phone Room opens the Monday before Race day and stays open until the last musher crosses the finish line. Anyone can call our special number 24 hrs a day active only during the Race 907-248-MUSH (6874). Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: b-days is good My ol' pal's ('65) Sis is the subject or part of the subject of this post... along with the only kid I knew who drove a yummy '50 Merc (sorry if it was a '49... never looked at the dash) to Chief Jo... Still remember that car parked on Stevens by the school... he may have parked it on the street running in front but I never saw it there... (Wilson?)... who cares... right? I don't get to see the B-day Babe nearly as often as I'd like, but then since he moved from Las Vegas I hardly ever see her bro... I do get to see the B-day guy quite often between his visits to Vegas and mine to Richland which are likely to become fewer in number unless I find something to do other than collect Social Security... Hey, I ain't complaining... I am so dang tired of Lawyering if you can even call it that any more... the quality of our State Court judges is down right pitiful and it is like entering thru the looking glass to enter some of those court rooms... but enough about that subject... today is a celebration, by golly... I will admit that I contacted Bill BERLIN ('56) for a phone number just in case that Cub-babe was still hangin' around... no luck on that one and she clearly has not been in any of the bathrooms where I've posted my BEachwood number... occurred to me that the "men's room" is the wrong room... crap... now I gotta get me a new magic marker... all the phone booths is gone so they are of no use any more... gee... I've never been in the girl's bathroom before... maybe I need to pay some Bomber-babe to go in and write my number... "for a good time call"... Well let's get to it and wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lola HEIDLEBLAUGH ('60) and Larry GROSS ('65) on your special day, February 28, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Sending Birthday Wishes to my sister Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Wishing you the Best Birthday! Love, Jim -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Gordon ANDERSEN - Class of 1954 ~ 1934 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2013 ~ March, 2013