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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/01/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Valarie Peery (NAB) sent stuff: Dick ROBERTS ('49), Lenora HUGHES ('55) John RICHARDSON ('58), Donni CLARK ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Valarie Peery (Bomberopoly Lady) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" BOYLE ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna DURBIN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HAMMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia INGHRAM ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheri LUKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana SHIPMAN ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick ROBERTS ('49) Maren, thanks for the wedding anniversary recognition yesterday [2/28]; next year will be the big 60! Good marriage, good kids, grandkids, great grandkids and life. -Dick ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) It is time for another luncheon in Las Vegas, Nevada. DATE: March 9, 2013 TIME: 12:30 PM PLACE: Macayo Vegas Restaurant, 8245 W. Sahara, Las Vegas, NV I hope we see lots of friends there. Please come if you are in town at that time. We love all guests! -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John RICHARDSON ('58) Re: Gary SPANNER ('72) & Bomber Air Mattresses http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Spa/130213-Matt.htm Back on February 20th I read in the Alumni Sandstorm Gary's entry about the RHS Air Mattresses that he had left over from their class reunion. I thought what the heck why not purchase one of those because you can always use one at the beach here in Florida and it would be something that no one else would have down here. I e-mailed Gary and ask if he had any left and he said that he did. Well I decided that I would buy two and send one to my life long friend Dennis BARR ('58). Three days ago I received an e-mail from Dennis saying that he had received it and that he was really pleased with it. I really did not think much about his excitement other than I was glad that he had received it. My air mattress came in the mail today and now I understand why Dennis was so pleased. Quite frankly the size, the look and quality of heavy duty construction of these air mattresses was far far more than I ever expected for the price. With a little care this air mattress will last you a long time. I just thought that I would pass along the info that this is really a good value and if you think you might want one you should get it while you can because apparently once they are gone, they are gone. This would make a great gift to yourself, any of your family or Bomber friends. Best Wishes and Bomber Cheers, -John RICHARDSON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Bomber friends Dear Bomber classmates and friends, I wanted to let those who are interested know that my singing group the HOTGs that stands for (Harmony of the Gorge) will be performing in Goldendale this Saturday for Dr. Ogden's eye glass benefit. Each year he does a mission trip to Cambodia. He puts on a great show and a great dinner. So those of you who live in Goldendale... if you come... look for me seated in the front row... The reason I will be seated is because last week I had to have a stent put in the main artery of my heart. It is called the Widow Maker's Artery and was 85% blocked. The good news is that I didn't have a heart attack and I didn't do any damage to my heart. All my other heart tests, blood work and other arteries were excellent. I tell you all this because I did know the signs for women for a heart attack and I did make it into emergency in time. But I am like many of you... I really was hoping it was something else and did not want to go. Who likes hospitals, waiting rooms and the scary thought of something major being wrong? And even though I am very active and I am really big on nutrition and eating right... I wasn't always as faithful and disciplined as I should have been. They are attributing this to genetics. So... because I love and care for you all... make sure you are aware of signs for heart problems, please eat good and loose weight and take care of yourself if you have any major health issues. The down side of this is once it happens you have to monitor it for the rest of your life and take medication... which I didn't want to take either. So here's a heads up! I want to see all my classmates in September! God Bless, -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site TOMORROW (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. Re: Moose Alley The first 100 miles from Willow through the checkpoints at Yentna Station to Skwentna is known as "moose alley". The many moose in the area find it difficult to move and forage for food when the ground is thick with snow. As a result, the moose sometimes prefer to use pre-existing trails. In 1985, Susan Butcher lost her chance at becoming the first woman to win the Iditarod when her team made a sharp turn and encountered a pregnant moose. The moose killed two dogs (Hyde & Johnny) and seriously injured six more in the twenty minutes before Duane "Dewey" Halverson arrived and shot the moose. Re: 1925 Serum Run The most famous event in the history of Alaskan mushing is the 1925 serum run to Nome, AKA the "Great Race of Mercy." A diphtheria epidemic threatened Nome, especially the Alaska Native children who had no immunity to the "white man's disease" and the nearest quantity of antitoxin was found to be in Anchorage. Since the two available planes were both dismantled and had never been flown in the winter, Governor Scott Bone approved a safer route. The 20-pound cylinder of serum was sent by train 298 miles from the southern port of Seward to Nenana, where it was passed just before midnight on January 27 to the first of twenty mushers and more than 100 dogs who relayed the package 674 miles from Nenana to Nome. The dogs ran in relays, with no dog running over 100 miles. The Norwegian Gunnar Kaasen and his lead dog, Balto, arrived on Front Street in Nome on February 2, 1925 at 5:30am, just five and a half days later. The two became media celebrities, and a statue of Balto was erected in Central Park in New York City in 1925, where it has become one of the most popular tourist attractions. Two of those I was gonna watch have withdrawn, Rohn Buser and Rick Swenson. No departure order yet.... Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RIP Roy M. Fowler ~ 3/8/18 ? 12/26/12 A lot of you remember Roy M. Fowler who coached a lot of baseball and passed away December 26, 2012. I noticed on the Einan's link that a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 11am - 2pm at Memories at Sunset Event Center in Richland. http://einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10851.php Peace to Mike (?67), Karen ('62) and their families! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Valarie Peery Re: Update on Bomberopoly The board game, Richland Bomberopoly, is going to production March 5th! The game is a go! But, we still need your support-- 1. We have "Patron Ad" spaces that need to be purchased. This is a 1-line message or name & graduating year in the center of the board for $50. Please email rhsimb@gmail.com with your name or message. Payment will be due March 15th. 2. We need to get pre-orders. If you want to be certain to get a first edition board -- You MUST get your name on the pre-order list. We will start taking payments for boards after March 15th. Remember -- all proceeds from the sale of this first edition board game go to replace much needed instruments at Richland High. For more information about the Instrumental Music programs at Richland High, visit us at http://www.rhsimb.org/ Thank you for your support! -Valarie Peery, Bomberopoly Coordinator ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/13 - IDITAROD BEGINS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Judy WILLOX ('61), Roger GRESS ('61) Donni CLARK ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Katie TRITZ ('83) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McCOY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monica THORNTON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('46) I write today to express my deep regret at the passing of Gordon Andersen ('54-RIP). He was a good friend. While Ray CONLEY ('46-RIP) was suffering from spine cancer, Gordon was there for him. Ray was confined to his home, alone, and in great pain. He had to sleep in a special chair, and could barely get around the house. Gordon shopped for him and gave him what comfort he could. I could do little for Ray, him living on the west side of the state. I did visit when I could and the situation that Ray was in was terrible. I thank God for Gordon and his kindness toward one of my oldest and best friends. Later Gordo. -Dick McCOY ('46) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Noticed on the Bomber Calendar (much more reliable than sticky notes) that today is the birthday of the much younger brother of a very, very older Bronc, Beaver, Bomber. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order in honor of Pat McCOY's ('55) birthday. We won't hold it against you, Pat, if you wish to distance yourself from that other guy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where March crept in like a lamb. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn (Classic Class of '61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Richland 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 March 2013 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! March: Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Bring your favorite leprechaun to lunch with his pot of gold to pay for it. ;o) WHEN: Saturday, March 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 nicely and I hope it stays that way. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday to John ADKINS ('62). -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Heart Attacks in Women Some of you asked what it was I actually felt. I rarely had pain in the chest and no shortness of breath. My husband and I actually took about 4 long hikes and several long (3 mile) walks in January when it was dry and I never felt a thing. But over the last 10 years off and on I would get discomfort (pressure) across my back or up in my neck and jaw. I attributed this to stress as it would go away for months at a time. But about 3 weeks ago I started having all 3 together once or twice a day. The week before I told my regular doctor and he took an EKG and blood work which turned out normal. He had a stress test scheduled for me the following week. That week every time I walked up hill, climbed the stairs, even going 3 steps up into the house I had the discomfort more intense and I started getting nauseated to the point I felt like I was going to throw up a couple of times. That is when I got scared. I knew something was wrong but I didn't really want to believe it or wanted so much for it to be something else. So I called a nurse friend who I knew had had a heart attack and she encouraged me to get into emergency. OK! REALLY! Oh I so did not want to go. The other little point to this drama is that my great great grandmother, my great grandmother and my grandma, my grandfather and my uncle all on my mom's side of the family had died of heart related problems. So I am grateful to God that I had the information, great friends and a team at the hospital to help me make it in and be safe for now. So once again do heed the warning signs! God bless you all and so many thanks to those of you who have sent cards and prayers my way. Love you! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site TODAY (SATURDAY - 3/2/13), 10am (AK Time) Ceremonial Start Anchorage (998 miles from Nome) TOMORROW (SUNDAY - 3/3/13), 2pm (AK Time) 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. Starting Order of the 67 teams this year. **I'm watching: OUT OF ANCHORAGE: 1 Jan Newton/#1 ? 2013 Honorary Musher 2 **Martin Buser/#2 (vet) - 4 time winner 3 **Scott Janssen/#3 (vet) - Mushing Mortician will he be dead last 4 Jodi Bailey/#4 5 **Lance Mackey/#5 (vet) - 4 (IN A ROW) wins 6 **Ken Anderson/#6 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 7 Michelle Phillips/#7 8 **Newton Marshall/#8 (vet) - only black I've seen in the race 9 Kelley Griffin/#9 10 Peter Kaiser/#10 11 **Paul Gebhardt/#11 (vet) - MANY top ten 12 Jason Mackey, Sr./#12 13 **John Baker/#13 (vet) - 2011 winner w/record: 8d:18h:46m:39s 14 Paige Drobny/#14 15 Charley Bejna/#15 16 Nicolas Petit/#16 17 Cindy Gallea/#17 18 **Jeff King/#18 (vet) - 4 time winner 19 **Dallas Seavey/#19 (vet) - 2012 winner 20 **Kristy Berington/#20 (vet) - twin 21 Gerry Willomitzer/#21 22 Travis Beals/#22 23 Robert Bundtzen/#23 24 **Aaron Burmeister/#24 25 Kelly Maixner/#25 26 **Jan Steves/#26 (vet) - 2012 Red Lantern 27 **Aliy Zirkle/#27 (vet) - 2012 #2 28 **DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 29 Karin Hendrickson/#29 30 **Jessie Royer/#30 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 31 **Anna Berington/#31 (vet) - twin 32 Joar Lleifseth Ulsom/#32 33 Michael Suprenant/#33 34 Justin Savidis/#34 35 Mike Williams, Sr./#35 36 **Mitch Seavey/#36 (vet) - 2004 winner 37 Christine Roalofs/#37 38 **Ramey Smyth/#38 (vet) - likes to win "fastest Safety to Nome" 39 Rudy Demoski, Sr./#39 40 Angie Taggart/#40 41 Ed Stielstra/#41 42 **Linwood Fiedler/#42 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 43 Bob Chlupach/#43 44 Jake Berkowitz/#44 45 Curt Perano/#45 46 Michael Williams, Jr./#46 47 Luan Ramos Marques/#47 48 Allen Moore/#48 49 Gerald Sousa/#49 50 Mike Ellis/#50 51 **Cim Smyth/#51 (vet) - likes to win "fastest Safety to Nome" 52 **Ray Redington, Jr./#52 53 Louie Ambrose/#53 54 Jessica Hendricks/#54 55 Josh Cadzow/#55 56 David Sawatzky/#56 57 Wade Marrs/#57 58 Aaron Peck/#58 59 **Jim Lanier/#59 (vet) - singing musher w/all white dogs 60 **Cindy Abbott/#60 61 Matt Failor/#61 62 Brent Sass/#62 63 Mikhail Telpin/#63 64 Matt Giblin/#64 65 Richie Diehl/#65 66 James Volek/#66 67 **Sonny Lindner/#67 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Valarie Peery (Bomberopoly Lady) Wish that we could see the list a pre-orders. Its been so long ago that some of us had pre-ordered and never heard anything more about it. Here's hoping that I'm on the list and I'm sure the rest would like to know as well. Anxious to see the game! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA After a month or so of sun, we're back to the rain once again. But, it's at least lots warmer than before. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Spotted this book on eBay.com this morning ~ John Meyers (American Football) "John Douglas Meyers (born January 16, 1940 in Forest City, Iowa) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Washington and was drafted in the third round of the 1962 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. Meyers was also selected in the fourth round of the 1962 AFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. Meyers attended and played high school football at Richland High School in Richland, WA. He was an all-state football player in 1957 and led the Bombers to the 1958 State Basketball Championship. *Author: Elmo, Timoteus *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 196 *Publication Date: 2011/07/30 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.45 inches SKU: UBM9786134944922" -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Music/Picture man Birthday time for a good friend to all Bombers, myself included... this is one of those unsung heroes that is always in the background making sure things are set up and running smoothly. His Memorial to the Bomber Vets was a remarkable undertaking. Next time he puts out the call for information... PAY ATTENTION and respond is all I can say. I've enjoyed his music and photo CDs over and over as have many of the rest of you, I'm sure. HAPPY BIRTHDAY John ADKINS ('62) on your special day, March 2, 2013 and thanks for the memories!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Katie TRITZ Michel ('83) Re: Class of 1983 - 30 year reunion information WHEN: Saturday, August 10th We have two daytime events planned. 1. Bernard HAVERLUK ('83)is putting together a golf tournament 2. Holly BATES ('83) is putting together a wine tasting tour. 6pm - wrapping up the day will be a dinner get together at Anthony's in Richland. Carla SMITH Watson ('83) has held a block of rooms at a few different hotels. Stay tuned for details. There is another event in Richland that weekend and has already taken a lot of rooms, so book early if you need a room. Snail mail will be sent out with more details and for registration. Right now our biggest job is getting contact information for everyone. If you have folks who are on your Facebook, please let them know about this link on FB. We are also asking everyone send your snail mail to 83bombers@gmail.com Also if you have ideas and suggestions for the weekend please let us know! We are also putting together a video with pictures from past or present, please send those pics to 83bombers@gmail.com Here are the links to the Friday and Saturday night events. http://www.facebook.com/events/429323543804325/ http://www.facebook.com/events/list/2013/August#!/events/163611440456203/ -Katie TRITZ Michel ('83) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique MANGOLD ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven PIIPPO ('09) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor HAY ('09) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) & Vicki GILL ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site TODAY (Sunday, 3/3/13) 2pm (AK Time) 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 yesterday. We'll be able to watch the GPS trackers today. Each team departed with only 12 dogs... PLEASE NOTE: Distances are estimations as actual trail placement can vary from year to year based on conditions and can effect the actual mileage. Bib #1 Honorary Musher, Jan Newton (RIP)... A few years back the #1 bib was for Susan Butcher (RIP)... her husband and girls rode in the sled. Jan Newton (RIP) was being honored this year for her 40 years of exceptional volunteerism. Jan, the heartbeat of the Takotna checkpoint, baked pies and served up steak to mushers for 40 years before she passed away last fall. The Iditarod Trail Committee honors Jan and thanks her for making everyone feel special and at home in Takotna. Departed WILLOW (987 MILES TO NOME - 42 miles to Yentna Station) Willow Pop: 1,700 a 90-minute drive from Anchorage. 1 Martin Buser/Bib#2 (vet) - 4 time winner 2 Scott Janssen/Bib#3 (vet) - Mushing Mortician Last year he said he didn't want to be dead last 4 Lance Mackey/Bib#5 (vet) - 4 (IN A ROW) wins 5 Ken Anderson/Bib#6 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 7 Newton Marshall/Bib#8 (vet) - only black I've seen in the race 10 Paul Gebhardt/Bib#11 (vet) - MANY top ten finishes 12 John Baker/Bib#13 (vet) - 2011 winner w/record: 8d:18h:46m:39s 17 Jeff King/Bib#18 (vet) - 4 time winner 18 Dallas Seavey/Bib#19 (vet) - 2012 winner 19 Kristy Berington/Bib#20 (vet) - twin 23 Aaron Burmeister/Bib#24 26 Aliy Zirkle/Bib#27 (vet) - 2012 #2 27 DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib#28 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 28 Karin Hendrickson/Bib#29 (vet) said "When I think about not running dogs, I can't breathe." 29 Jessie Royer/Bib#30 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 30 Anna Berington/Bib#31 (vet) - twin 35 Mitch Seavey/Bib#36 (vet) - 2004 winner 37 Ramey Smyth/Bib#38 (vet) - has more awards for "fastest Safety to Nome" than anybody else 41 Linwood Fiedler/Bib#42 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 50 Cim Smyth/Bib#51 (vet) - only Cim's brother, Ramey, has more awards for "fastest Safety to Nome" 51 Ray Redington, Jr./Bib#52 58 Jim Lanier/Bib#59 (vet) - singing musher w/all white dogs 66 Sonny Lindner/Bib#67 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher NEXT CHECKPOINT: YENTNA STATION (945 MILES TO NOME - 30 miles to Skwentna) Yentna Station Pop: 8 Checkpoint is at the home of the Dan & Jean Gabryzack family Leaders due in here around Midnight Sunday night Dallas Seavey (2012 winner and the youngest winner ever) said "If one of the Smyth boys* is 2 hours behind me on the Safety to Nome run, I know I can't relax." *SMYTH BOYS NOTE: NO, they are not related... besides, they pronounce it smith... Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth PATTY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BISHOP ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WINGFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DEVINE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Into SKWENTNA (915 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Finger Lk) Skewntna Pop: 90 Checkpoint is at Joe & Norma Delia's log home, also known as the Post Office. There is a store and very limited lodging nearby. 1 Martin Buser/Bib#2 (vet) - 4 time winner (Rohn Buser withdrew before the race started - Martin now has the best dogs from two teams) Departed YENTNA STATION 2 Scott Janssen/Bib#3 (vet) - Mushing Mortician Last year he said he didn't want to be dead last 3 Paul Gebhardt/Bib#11 (vet) - MANY top ten finishes 5 Jodi Bailey/Bib#4 (vet) 5 Lance Mackey/Bib#5 (vet) - 4 (IN A ROW) wins 6 Michelle Phillips/Bib#7 (vet) 7 Jason Mackey/Bib#12 (vet) - brother of Lance 8 Ken Anderson/Bib#6 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 9 Jeff King/Bib#18 (vet) - 4 time winner 10 Kelley Griffin/Bib#9 (vet) 11 DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib#28 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 15 Aaron Burmeister/Bib#24 18 Aliy Zirkle/Bib#27 (vet) - 2012 #2 19 Kristy Berington/Bib#20 (vet) - twin 20 Dallas Seavey/Bib#19 (vet) - 2012 winner 22 John Baker/Bib#13 (vet) - 2011 winner (record 8d:18h:46m:39s) 26 Jessie Royer/Bib#30 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 27 Mitch Seavey/Bib#36 (vet) - 2004 winner 28 Karin Hendrickson/Bib#29 (vet) said "When I think about not running dogs, I can't breathe." 30 Anna Berington/Bib#31 (vet) - twin 34 Jim Lanier/Bib#59 (vet) - singing musher w/all white dogs 35 Linwood Fiedler/Bib#42 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher 38 Ray Redington, Jr./Bib#52 39 Ramey Smyth/Bib#38 (vet) - has more awards for "fastest Safety to Nome" than anybody else Into YENTNA STATION (945 MILES TO NOME - 30 miles to Skwentna) Yentna Station Pop: 8 Checkpoint is at the home of the Dan & Jean Gabryzack family 42 Newton Marshall/Bib#8 (vet) - only black I've seen in the race 49 Cim Smyth/Bib#51 (vet) - only Cim's brother, Ramey, has more awards for "fastest Safety to Nome" 59 Sonny Lindner/Bib#67 (vet) - consistent top 20 finisher RED LANTERN: Departed WILLOW (987 MILES TO NOME - 42 miles to Yentna Station) Willow Pop: 1,700 a 90-minute drive from Anchorage. 65 Mikhail Telpin (r)/Bib#63 Rookie from Russia running Siberian Huskies Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: drum roll please Maestro Piiiiiiiiiiiiiink Cadillac, Piiiiiiiiiiiiiink Cadillac... take my wife... please... I just flew in from Richland and boy are my arms tired... sex is not the answer... sex is the question... yes is the answer... in my town the pizza arrives at your house before the police... If I agreed with you, then we'd both be wrong... the early bird gets the worm... but the second mouse gets the cheese... if you think nobody cares about you try not paying your taxes... I thought I wanted a career... turns out I was just looking for the money... avoid taking a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time... we have shin bones to help us find furniture in the dark... Our parents gave us middle names so we would know when we were REALLY in trouble... when in doubt... mumble... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my pal, Brad UPTON ('74) on your special day, March 4, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: June PERKINS ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site In an unprecedented move, Martin Buser went all the way to Rohn before stopping to rest. Martin wants his "fastest record" back. He held "fastest" from 2002 to 2011. Matt Failor (who is running Martin's "B" team) also went all the way to Rohn... they have both declared their mandatory 24 hour rest in Rohn. We'll see what happens after everybody has taken their "24". All those who have departed Rohn have yet to take their "24". Most rested for a bit in Rainy Pass. OUT OF ROHN (810 MILES TO NOME - 75 miles to Nikolai) 1 Paul Gebhardt/#11 (vet) - best finishes: 2nd 2000 & 2007 2 Aliy Zirkle/#27 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 2012 3 Jeff King/#18 (vet) - 4 time winner 4 Michelle Phillips/#7 (vet) - only her 4th race 5 Mitch Seavey/#36 (vet) - best finish: 1st in 2004 6 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - best finish: 6th in 2012 7 Ken Anderson/#6 (vet) - best finishes: 4th in 2008 and 2010 IN TO ROHN (810 MILES TO NOME - 75 miles to Nikolai) Rohn Pop: 0 Rohn Roadhouse actual roadhouse is gone, so the checkpoint is a cabin built in the 1930s. There are no facilities for visitors to the checkpoint. 8 Martin Buser/#2 (vet) - 4 time winner 9 Matt Failor/#61 - Matt is racing Buser's "B" team 10 Lance Mackey/#5 (vet) - 4 (IN A ROW) wins 11 Jason Mackey/#12 (vet) - brother of Lance, only his 3rd race 12 Jessie Royer/#30 (vet) - best finishes: 8th in 2005 and 2009 13 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - best finish: 4th in 2012 14 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 (vet) - best finishes: #2 in 1993 and 1998 15 Sonny Lindner/#67 (vet) - best finish: 2nd in 1981 18 Kelley Griffin/#9 (vet) - only her 5th race 20 John Baker/#13 (vet) - best finish: 1st in 2011 (Broke Martin's "fastest record" in 2011: 8d:18h:46m:39s) OUT OF RAINY PASS (845 MILES TO NOME) 25 Cim Smyth/#51 (vet) - best finish: 5th in 2009 27 Jodi Bailey/#4 (vet) - only her 3rd race 29 Dallas Seavey/#19 (vet) - best finish: 1st in 2012 30 Jim Lanier/#59 (vet) - singing musher w/all white dogs best finish: 18th in 2004 33 Ramey Smyth/#38 (vet) - best finish: 2nd in 2011 38 Scott Janssen/#3 (vet) - Mushing Mortician - his 3rd race 40 Kristy Berington/#20 (vet) - twin - her 4th race 41 Anna Berington/#31 (vet) - twin - her 2nd race 45 Karin Hendrickson/#29 (vet) - only her 3rd race 47 Linwood Fiedler/#42 (vet) - best finish: 2nd in 2001 IN RAINY PASS (845 MILES TO NOME - 35 miles to Rohn) Rainy Pass Pop: 2 (Perins Family) - Rainy Pass Lodge is open for food, fuel & lodging throughout the winter. 54 Richie Diehl (r)/#65 IN FINGER LAKE (875 MILES TO NOME - 30 miles to Rainy Pass) Finger Lake Pop: 2 Checkpoint is at Winter Lake Lodge 64 Newton Marshall/#8 (vet) - he's from Jamaica, MON! RED LANTERN: 65 James Volek (r)/#66 from Russia running Siberian Huskies Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) and Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Re: Bomber Lunch: Ladies of '65 WHEN: Friday, March 8th TIME: 1pm WHERE: The Grill on Gage Restaurant (formerly Taco Bell) ADDRESS: 8524 West Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA . Whether or not you've attended any of our previous lunches, we hope you'll join us again - or for the first time! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray WELLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne GODWIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TUNNELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobbie GILSTRAP ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) If the Bomber Calendar is right, and it usually is, it is now time to tip the ol' propeller beanie in celebration of the Birthday of a fellow classmate. Time for three rousing chants of Happy Birthday to Ray WELLS ('54). Have seen him in "like ferever", but hope that he might make it to the class' 60th reunion next year. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the daffidills along the front walk are blooming. The tulips, glads and iris' can't be far behind. I just hope they don't get confused with the time change next Sunday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site OK, now it LOOKS like Martin Buser (50th) and Matt Failor (52nd) (running Buser's "B" team) are way behind, BUT... they are the only two who have taken their mandatory 24 hour rest. As soon as all the teams in front of them begin stopping for their "24", Martin and Matt will begin to leap frog and if their plan works, they will come out in 1st/2nd place. Hey, there are FOUR women in the hunt for #1: Zirkle #2, Jonrowe #7, Royer #8, and Phillips #11. IN TO TAKOTNA (669 MILES TO NOME - 23 miles to Ophir) Takotna Pop: 51 Town has a store and a restaurant. One of the smallest towns with one of the biggest welcomes - famous for their pies & homemade food for mushers. 1 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - best finish: #4 in 2012 OUT OF McGRATH (687 MILES TO NOME) 2 Aliy Zirkle/#27 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 2012 3 Lance Mackey/#5 (vet) - best finishes: #1 ('07,'08,'09,&'10) 4 Mitch Seavey/#36 (vet) - best finish: #1 in 2004 5 Jake Berkowitz/#44 (vet) 6 Paul Gebhardt/#11 (vet) - best finishes: #2 in 2000 & 2007 7 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 (vet) - best finishes: #2 in 1993 and 1998 8 Jessie Royer/#30 (vet) - best finishes: #8 in 2005 and 2009 9 Dallas Seavey/#19 (vet) - best finish: #1 in 2012 10 Peter Kaiser/#10 (vet) 11 Michelle Phillips/#7 (vet) - only her 4th race McGRATH (687 MILES TO NOME - 18 miles to Takotna) McGrath Pop: 479 Two stores, a bar and a restaurant. Lodging is available with advance booking. OUT OF NIKOLAI (735 MILES TO NOME) 12 Sonny Lindner/#67 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 1981 13 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - best finish: #6 in 2012 14 Ken Anderson/#6 (vet) - best finishes: #4 in 2008 and 2010 15 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - rookie from Norway... I THINK his first name is pronounced "your"... could be wrong. 17 John Baker/#13 (vet) - best finish: #1 in 2011 (Broke Martin's "fastest" record in 2011: 8d:18h:46m:39s) 18 Jason Mackey/#12 (vet) - brother of Lance, only his 3rd race 21 Cim Smyth/#51 (vet) - best finish: #5 in 2009 22 Jeff King/#18 (vet) - best finishes: #1 (93,'96,'98,&'06) 28 Jim Lanier/#59 (vet) - singing musher w/all white dogs best finish: #18 in 2004 29 Ramey Smyth/#38 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 2011 IN TO NIKOLAI (735 MILES TO NOME - 48 miles to McGrath) Nikolai Pop: 125 Village store, an airstrip & limited lodging with advance booking. Checkpoint in the Community Hall. 37 Jodi Bailey/#4 (vet) - only her 3rd race 40 Linwood Fiedler/#42 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 2001 41 Kristy Berington/#20 (vet) - twin - her 4th race 42 Anna Berington/#31 (vet) - twin - her 2nd race OUT OF ROHN (810 MILES TO NOME - 75 miles to Nikolai) 50 Martin Buser/#2 (vet) - best finishes: #1 ('92,'94,'97,&'02) 52 Matt Failor/#61 (vet) - racing Buser's "B" team - taken "24" IN TO ROHN (810 MILES TO NOME - 75 miles to Nikolai) Rohn Pop: 0 Rohn Roadhouse actual roadhouse is gone, so the checkpoint is a cabin built in the 1930s. There are no facilities for visitors to the checkpoint. 62 Newton Marshall/#8 (vet) - he's from Jamaica, MON! OUT OF RAINY PASS (845 MILES TO NOME - 35 miles to Rohn) Rainy Pass Pop: 2 (Perrins Family) - Rainy Pass Lodge is open for food, fuel & lodging throughout the winter. The Perrins' Rainy Pass Lodge RED LANTERN: 64 David Sawatzky/#56 (vet) - has taken his "24" Scratched in Rainy Pass out of concern for his dogs Scott Janssen/#3 (vet) - Mushing Mortician - his 3rd race Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I needa nap I've determined that what I have here is a failure to communicate... I coulda been a contenduh if I'd a only known my failure could make me a star... or make me eat eggs... or make me dig holes... I think I'll stay as I am... over the last week I've been "communicating" with one a them most deeeeeeesirable Bomber-babes from my adopted class of '63, to determine when she and her guy would be landing in Vegas and when we'd be getting together for lunch... I kept confusing Saturday for Sunday and trying to make arrangements to go to the Vegas Bomber lunch with them and this and that... then I began confusing 8 with 9 and 9 with 8... we finally got things straight when she pointed out that I couldn't tell March from May... hey they both start with an "M"... on another note... I just love the way on satellite radidio how you can play a song over and over... I always do it with "Where or When" by Dion and the Bellmonts and "Smokey Joe's Cafe" by the Robins... now I always knew that Richard Berry of Louie Louie fame was one of the Robins and sang lead on many of their hits... I think he stayed with them when some of the guys formed the Coasters... but I didn't realize that was him singing lead on "There's A Riot Going On"... that voice is just soooo fantastic... so what does that have to do with birthdays? Not a danged thing. Do you ever wonder about kids (especially Bomber- babes) who write in to the Sandstorm the day before their b-day or even the day of their b-day and act as tho they don't know it's their b-day? OK... so I'm the only one who even notices... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) and Pat DORISS on your special day, March 6, 2013!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Oncology Visit I saw the oncologist on Monday (3/4) to discuss my treatment options after my mastectomy. She wants me to have another test done on the largest tumor, a special assay to see what the best treatment(s) should be. She is leaning towards chemotherapy 1 session every 3 weeks for 4-6 cycles and see how I do then perhaps follow it up with hormonal therapy due to the tumor being estrogen+. I'll first have to have port put in for the drugs and that would require a procedure at an OP surgery area attached to the back of the hospital and I'd go home after I'm awake and able to function. Just something else for me to be concerned about when sleeping like I was with the drainage tubes but I got used to them and what ways I could lay and still get some sleep. I see my surgeon again Wednesday and see how the incision is doing. At least she won't need to remove sutures as she used dissolvable ones. There is at least part of one stitch her nurse missed when she pulled my drainage tubes so know that will need to be removed. She made 2 small skin nicks for the drainage tubes and closed them with regular sutures. I still want to move back to good old Richland but that may be put on hold temporarily as the oncologist, depending on the test results, wants me starting sooner rather than later. I'm thinking 4-6 cycles would be 4-6 months if I have it figured out correctly. I know in looking at my insurance site there is a cancer treatment center in Kennewick and I mentioned that to her. She said they'd do everything they can so I'd have the information I'd need to transfer to them if that's what I want to do. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it was gorgeous but a bit nippy on Monday ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: John BROWNE ('61) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray FISHER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod JOCHEN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BROWNE ('61) Re: High praise for the ladies! A touching reminder (i.e. something I could touch) arrived in the mail to remind me that I am crossing a thresh-hold soon... roughly, 10:27 PM on the 6th of March. These classy mates of mine, from the '61 scrum, let me know that it'll be 70 years and counting. Bless you, fine and fair and thoughtful ladies! This is something that we will share & share alike... and I will revel that we have our wits about us still, gratitude for this Gift of Life and comfort in the community we inhabit... which allows me the relative luxury of a divinely discontented outlook with rarely a shot fired in my general direction. Thank you all, So much! (And a Special thanks to Ms. Tobe Sue, for legibility & accuracy of info on the front of the envelope. We have learned to trust you implicitly, with good reason!) -John BROWNE ('61) ~ 40 at 12:28 AM Vashon Island, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site OK, now it LOOKS like Lance Mackey is in the lead, followed closely by Sonny Lindner, Jeff King, Jason Mackey, (in no particular order).. BUT Martin Buser is closing in fast... and he's the only one of all of those who has taken his mandatory "24". Others ave already started taking their "24" so it'll be two more checkpoints down the trail before there will be a clear leader. Resting (probably taking their "24") in Takotna are: Burmeister, Zirkle, Mitch & Dallas Seavey, Royer, Jonrowe, Gebhardt, Baker, Ray Redington, Jr, Anderson, Baker, Cim & Ramey Smyth... Lance (with 13 dogs) is in Iditarod. He'll claim that half-way prize ($3,000 in gold nuggets) and probably begin his "24"... took him almost 15 hours to go from Ophir to Iditarod. Buser is just out of Ophir with 14 dogs -- 80 miles from Iditarod. IDITAROD (566 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Shageluk) Iditarod Pop: 0 This ghost town, once a community of over 10,000, was the heart of the Iditarod Mining District, from whence the trail got its name. Dog teams hauled supplies and mail into this area and were then laden with gold for their return trip out. Between 1908 and 1925, about $35 million in gold was taken from this area. At that time, gold was worth around $20 an ounce. Iditarod marks the official half-way point in the race on the southern trail, signified by GCI's presentation of the half-way award ($3,000 in gold nuggets). 1 Lance Mackey/#5 (vet) - best finishes: #1 ('07,'08,'09,&'10) OUT OF OPHIR (646 MILES TO NOME) 2 Sonny Lindner/#67 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 1981 3 Jeff King/#18 (vet) - best finishes: #1 (93,'96,'98,&'06) 4 Martin Buser/#2 (vet) - best finishes: #1 ('92,'94,'97,&'02) IN TO OPHIR (646 MILES TO NOME - 80 miles to Iditarod) Ophir Pop: 0 Checkpoint is at Dick & Audra Forsgren's cabin. 5 Jake Berkowitz/#44 (vet) 7 Jim Lanier/#59 (vet) - best finish: #18 in 2004 8 Jason Mackey/#12 (vet) - brother of Lance, only his 3rd race 9 Jodi Bailey/#4 (vet) - only her 3rd race OUT OF TAKOTNA (669 MILES TO NOME) 10 Matt Failor/#61 (vet) - racing Buser's "B" team - taken "24" IN TO TAKOTNA (669 MILES TO NOME - 23 miles to Ophir) Takotna Pop: 51 Town has a store and a restaurant. One of the smallest towns with one of the biggest welcomes - famous for their pies & homemade food for mushers. 11 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - best finish: #4 in 2012 12 Aliy Zirkle/#27 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 2012 13 Mitch Seavey/#36 (vet) - best finish: #1 in 2004 14 Jessie Royer/#30 (vet) - best finishes: #8 in 2005 and 2009 15 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 (vet) - best finishes: #2 in 1993 and 1998 16 Dallas Seavey/#19 (vet) - best finish: #1 in 2012 17 Pete Kaiser/#10 (vet) 18 Paul Gebhardt/#11 (vet) - best finishes: #2 in 2000 & 2007 19 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - best finish: #6 in 2012 20 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - rookie from Norway... 21 Michelle Phillips/#7 (vet) - only her 4th race 22 Ken Anderson/#6 (vet) - best finishes: #4 in 2008 and 2010 23 John Baker/#13 (vet) - best finish: #1 in 2011 24 Cim Smyth/#51 (vet) - best finish: #5 in 2009 28 Ramey Smyth/#38 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 2011 34 Linwood Fiedler/#42 (vet) - best finish: #2 in 2001 35 Kristy Berington/#20 (vet) - twin - her 4th race 36 Anna Berington/#31 (vet) - twin - her 2nd race OUT OF McGRATH (687 MILES TO NOME) Just one rookie out of McGrath McGRATH (687 MILES TO NOME - 18 miles to Takotna) McGrath Pop: 479 Two stores, a bar and a restaurant. Lodging is available with advance booking. There's bunch resting in McGrath OUT OF NIKOLAI (735 MILES TO NOME) There are 6 teams out of Nikolai IN TO NIKOLAI (735 MILES TO NOME - 48 miles to McGrath) Nikolai Pop: 125 Village store, an airstrip & limited lodging w/advance booking. Checkpoint in the Community Hall. Five teams in Nikolai including 63 Newton Marshall/#8 (vet) - he's from Jamaica, MON! and the RED LANTERN: 64 Cindy Abbott/ #60 (rookie) Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Donald W. "Rocky" SEMMERN, Jr. ('72-RIP) Rocky was born April 25, 1953 in Richland and passed away March 1, 2013 at Kadlec in Richland. Burial is at 11am on Saturday, March 9th at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral Services immediately following at 12pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 520 Thayer Dr., Richland. Reception to follow at the Sports Page in Kennewick. You may view his funeral notice with pictures at the Einan's site: http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10851.php Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Judy WILLOX ('61) Lynn JOHNSON ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan ANDERSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eddy CHARETTE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHEPARD ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Maren, I really enjoy your Iditarod coverage. [Thanks, Steve... I keep thinking if people don't want to read about the Iditarod, they can SCROLL... -Maren] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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 March 2013 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! March: Happy Saint Patrick's Day: Bring your favorite leprechaun to lunch with his pot of gold to pay for it. ;o) WHEN: Saturday, March 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 nicely and I hope it stays that way. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Re: Italy Looks like I will be moving to Italy, Florence to be exact, and living there for about nine months. Does anyone out there have any experience of living in Italy that they could tell me about, or advice about living in a foreign country? After studying French, Spanish and German, the Italian is coming along pretty well. Many thanks, -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Re: Martin Martin was in and out of Takotna and while he was there his leaders walked up into the porch of the community hall and tried to lead the team right through the entrance door. One veteran checker from Takotna, "Well, we've certainly never seen that before in all my years." Re: Lance from an interview on 3/5 in McGrath (I think) Lance continues to surprise himself. After a disappointing Yukon Quest, he returned home and attempted to reassemble a team from some of the dogs used by his handler, four from his Quest team, completely new dogs from Jay Cadzow. "A couple of them have never been in a five mile race, that's how inexperienced this team is." At the time, he had only several weeks to prepare for Iditarod. "Braxton (his handler) helped me train 20 dogs. We harnessed all of them and put them in a team. They didn't come out of harness for over a week. I would take them on a run and then park them in front of the house checkpoint style. Then Braxton would take them on an easy run, maybe 20 miles, and back to the house. Sometimes I would take them 70 miles, but everything was easy and just like racing resting in harness." Then he chose his 16 dog team for the Iditarod... the first part of the race he gains their confidence by convincing them that he will absolutely protect them and feed them so that they really start to work for him. He is a master. He stops frequently to feed snacks and reassure his team, a practise he says will gradually bring the team to him. An aside: he took a super dive in Dalzell creek hitting so hard his metal snowshoe frames folded. His water proof sled bag filled with water, drenching his sleeping bag, dog blankets, and extra gear. He traded his sleeping bag in Rohn with a volunteer and got dry socks from his brother Jason/#12. His Leader AMP, aka "Hollywood" (he loves people and attention). "He loved the cameras at the start. Once we got away from the crowds he slowed down and I put him back in the team." Munch and Jester are presently his leaders, set at a speed of about 9 mph. "Why would anyone want to go faster." Asked about the teams general condition, Lance said, "Really been lucky on the feet. One dog has one small split, otherwise they are all perfect." Re: A word (or two) about 53rd place Rudy Demoski, Sr./#39 Rudy is 67, was born/raised in Anvik, AK. He ran his first Iditarod in 1974 and finished 4th (his best finish). He's been training dogs for the past 27 years... in addition to racing in '74, he also raced in '75. '76 and '80. This year he decided he wasn't getting any younger so he got sponsors so he could race.. says things are WAY different now than they were the last time he raced. OUT OF IDITAROD (566 MILES TO NOME) 1 Martin Buser/#2 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" 2 Aliy Zirkle/#27 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" IN TO IDITAROD (566 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Shageluk) Iditarod Pop: 0 This ghost town, once a community of over 10,000. Dog teams hauled supplies and mail into this area and were then laden with gold for their return trip out. Iditarod marks the official half-way point, signified by GCI's presentation of the half-way award. 3 Lance Mackey/#5 (vet) - 13 dogs 4 Sonny Lindner/#67 (vet) - 14 dogs 5 Jeff King/#18 (vet) - 15 dogs 6 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 15 dogs - taken "24" 7 Mitch Seavey/#36 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 8 Jason Mackey/#12 (vet) - 13 dogs 9 Jake Berkowitz/#44 (vet) - 16 dogs - taken "24" 10 Jim Lanier/#59 (vet) - 14 dogs 11 Nicolas Petit/#16 (vet - 14 dogs - taken "24" 12 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - 15 dogs - taken "24" 13 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 14 dogs - taken "24" 14 Paul Gebhardt/#11 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" 15 Jessie Royer/#30 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" 16 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 (vet) - 16 dogs - taken "24" 17 Dallas Seavey/#19 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" OUT OF OPHIR (646 MILES TO NOME) 18 Matt Failor/#61 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 19 Pete Kaiser/#10 (vet)- 13 dogs - taken "24" 20 Michelle Phillips/#7 (vet) - 16 dogs - taken "24" 21 Ken Anderson/#6 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" 22 Cim Smyth/#51 (vet) - 15 dogs - taken "24" 24 John Baker/#13 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" 28 Ramey Smyth/#38 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 40 Linwood Fiedler/#42 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 41 Kristy Berington/#20 (vet) - twin - 14 dogs - taken "24" 42 Anna Berington/#31 (vet) - twin - 13 dogs - taken "24" IN TO OPHIR (646 MILES TO NOME - 80 miles to Iditarod) Ophir Pop: 0 Checkpoint is at Dick & Audra Forsgren's cabin. 43 Jodi Bailey/#4 (vet) - 11 dogs OUT OF TAKOTNA (669 MILES TO NOME) 50 Rudy Demoski, Sr/#39 - 12 dogs - taken "24" IN TO TAKOTNA (669 MILES TO NOME - 23 miles to Ophir) Takotna Pop: 51 Town has a store and a restaurant. One of the smallest towns with one of the biggest welcomes - famous for their pies & homemade food for mushers. OUT OF McGRATH (687 MILES TO NOME) Just one rookie out of McGrath McGRATH (687 MILES TO NOME - 18 miles to Takotna) McGrath Pop: 479 Two stores, a bar and a restaurant. Lodging is available with advance booking. There's 11 resting in McGrath including RED LANTERN: 62 Cindy Abbott(r)/#60) two more scratch... in McGrath: In McGrath: David Sawatzky/#56 - due to concern for his 13 remaining dogs. In Nikolai: Newton Marshall/#8 (vet) - he's from Jamaica, MON! While traveling from Rohn to Nikolai, one dog, Mae, became separated from the team. All efforts are being made by Iditarod Trail Committee to assist in locating Mae. Re: 22 Things Happy People Do Differently Happy People... 1. Don?t hold grudges. 2. Treat everyone with kindness. 3. See problems as challenges. 4. Express gratitude for what they already have. 5. Dream big. 6. Don?t sweat the small stuff. 7. Speak well of others. 8. Never make excuses. 9. Get absorbed into the present. 10. Wake up at the same time every morning. 11. Avoid social comparison. 12. Choose friends wisely. 13. Never seek approval from others. 14. Take the time to listen. 15. Nurture social relationships. 16. Meditate. 17. Eat well. 18. Exercise. 19. Live minimally. 20. Tell the truth. 21. Establish personal control. 22. Accept what cannot be changed. Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Stayin' Power First and foremost, I sure hope John BROWNE ('62) hadda great day on the 6th. Today I gots two kids from the class a '67. Bomber-babe and a Bomber-dude. Now there's a long story on this Dude but I'll cut it shorter n usual since I've told most of it over the years... Gotta say he's one a my all time Heroes along with one a my all time closest friends... Given the babe that's havin' a b-day along with him I gotta say that his past history begins to take on even more of an entirely reasonable course of action... first time we met we wuz two punks swapin' cars... now I five him one look along with the leggy babe what wuz wit him and figgered him to be about 22-23. Maybe it was the "chin", the Buddy Holly curl in that jet black duck tail, the five o-clock shadow at 9:30 AM, the barrel chest stretching the t-shirt with solid muscle or the massive arms (all of which he still has)... no cigs in the shirt sleeve that I recall, but he was clearly a candidate to put one over one me... but I put on a good show... we made our swap and became life-long pals... turned out we were just 15 on that day and he was actually 4 whole months younger than I! Months count in childhood... till you reach the magic ages of 16 and 21, days count! (I remember 21 well... sittin' in Vietnam sicker'n a dog with the flu... )... remember 16 too... my Dad hadn't "taught" me ta drive and figgered I couldn't... I gave up on him after his first shouting match of a lesson and learned from my pals... he drove me over to DMV with a huge taunting grin on his face and his face fell when I passed... that night it was cold and snowing and I made up a story about needing to go to the store... drove over to Ricky WARFORD's ('65) and we tooled uptown, deserted and dark... then I drove him home and went home without whatever I "needed" at the store... The b-day Dude was one of those "use a tool properly and put it back" kinda guys... borrowed my Dad's come-along to pull a motor and returned it spotless... I took it and dropped it in the yard and I guess it eventually disappeared... 30-40 years later, having not seen the boy in nearly that amount a time, the boy walked in my Pop's house, gray hair, gray full beard and my dad said: "Where's my come-along"!... so like I say I've always admired his ways... especially managing to stay at Col-Hi thru many changes in Bomber-babes and the one who shares his birthday has always been a dear one to me... and she has always been close to the almost first Mrs. Rivers along the way and keeps me in touch with her when I lose track... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jimmie ADAIR ('65, '66, '67) and Susan SHEPARD ('67) on your special day, March 8, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Sending Birthday wishes to my brother Jim ADAIR ('66)... you the man! -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Max Ray HOPSON ('54-RIP) Max was born April 21, 1935 and passed away March 3, 2013 in Yakima. Services are at 2pm on Friday, March 8th, at Terrace Heights Memorial Park in Yakima. You may view his notice at: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/keith-keith-funeral-home/en-us/index.page Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Roy BALLARD ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Gary TURNER ('71) Gary SPANNER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George HAMMONS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich HUSKE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PANTHER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JACOBS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet OLSON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ALBAUGH ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra GIANGRANDE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob PEUTZ ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Leonard PETERS & MaryMike HARTNETT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To Maren: I love to read about the Iditerod race. Whenever I read about it, I think I hope to attend it someday, but I'll probably just have to be content with the movies and your interesting coverage of it... To: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Lucky you, just getting to go to Florence, Italy for 9 months. I'd say just try to see everything you can while you are there, take in as many church concerts as you are able to, and any other interesting options that come your way... I still remember the church concerts we heard in Venice and England, and the few folk festivals we happened to be able to attend... and most of all ENJOY your time. I'd say stay in as Italian a place as you can, as you will remember it always... Re: Home We were in the Tri-Cities very briefly on March 3. Got to see my brother, Roy CROSS ('65), and we evan ran into Gregor HANSON ('65) at the new and lovely Richland Public Library, when we were there for a few hours... I even had to ask for directions because it wasn't where it was when I grew up... then we went up to Brewster, my husband's old stomping grounds. It's so pretty up there with all the snow on the mountains... had lunch in Pateros with another non-Bomber, but a Coug-huskie, she spent 2 years at both places... For those of you who have heard the saga, we think we finally have gotten a fair resolution to Warren's mom's custody battle... she will stay at the great nursing home in Brewster... We ended up having dinner in the San Juans before we headed back to the flat lands here in the midwest... I guess I miss the snow-capped mountains we saw all the way from Lake Tahoe, NV where our son, daughter-in-law and grandson live through Oregon to Brewster... Re: Easter Easter approaches, ready or not and we are trying to get ready Easter blessings to all, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN not on a river or even a stream here, but it's still a great little town... with a town square where we will hold Sunrise Services this year. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Birthday To my big buddie and half of the budda bunch I wish him a very Happy Birthday, but I'll be over there helping him in about a half hour. Live long and prosper (where have I heard that before?) -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ 'Bout to have a 50 year class reunion (DAMN) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Almost everyone has taken their mandatory 24 hour rest... and quite a few (but not close to all) have taken their mandatory 8 hour rest. Martin still has a commanding lead, but there's still a lot of racing to do... and LOOK! The dagone ROOKIE from Norway is in THIRD place!!! IN EAGLE ISLAND (406 MILES TO NOME - 60 miles to Kaltag) Eagle Pop: 1 At this checkpoint, the musher finds constant battle with Yukon River cold winds. Checkpoint is Ralph Conatser?s cabin - the only dwelling here. 1 Martin Buser/#2 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" AND mandatory "8" OUT OF GRAYLING (468 MILES TO NOME) 2 Aliy Zirkle/#27 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 3 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - 14 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 4 Nicolas Petit/#16 (vet - 12 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 5 Jessie Royer/#30 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 6 Mitch Seavey/#36 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 7 Jeff King/#18 (vet) - 15 dogs - taken "24" 8 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 15 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 9 Jake Berkowitz/#44 (vet) - 16 dogs - taken "24" and "8" IN GRAYLING (468 MILES TO NOME - 62 miles to Eagle Island) Grayling Pop: 208 This is the last village checkpoint mushers see until they reach Kaltag. There is a village store here. Checkpoint is the old community center. 10 Sonny Lindner/#67 (vet) - 12 dogs- taken "24" 11 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 12 Paul Gebhardt/#11 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 13 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 12 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 14 Pete Kaiser/#10 (vet)- 12 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 15 Dallas Seavey/#19 (vet) - 11 dogs - taken "24" and "8" OUT OF ANVIK (486 MILES TO NOME) 16 Lance Mackey/#5 (vet) - 12 dogs - talen "24" and "8" 17 Ken Anderson/#6 (vet) - 11 dogs - taken "24" and "8" 18 John Baker/#13 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" and "8" ANVIK (486 MILES TO NOME - 18 miles to Grayling) Anvik Pop: 82 The first checkpoint on the Yukon River. The church bell signals the arrival of the 1st musher. There are 2 two stores. Checkpoint is in the lodge. Limited accommodations. Millennium Alaskan Hotel serves a seven course dinner to the 1st to arrive as well as a cash award. 19 Matt Failor/#61 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 20 Cim Smyth/#51 (vet) - 14 dogs - taken "24" OUT OF SHAGELUK (511 MILES TO NOME) 21 Michelle Phillips/#7 (vet) - 16 dogs - taken "24" and "8" IN SHAGELUK (511 MILES TO NOME - 25 miles to Anvik) Shageluk Pop: 139 The name is an Ingalik Indian name meaning "village of the dog people." Adolph Hamilton, helped race organizers find the original trail to Iditarod, even though he had only been over it once before with his father, as a small boy. Checkpoint is in the community hall. 27 Ramey Smyth/#38 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" 36 Linwood Fiedler/#42 (vet) - 13 dogs - taken "24" OUT OF IDITAROD (566 MILES TO NOME) 39 Jason Mackey/#12 (vet) - 12 dogs - taken "24" 40 Kristy Berington/#20 (vet) - twin - 14 dogs - taken "24" 41 Anna Berington/#31 (vet) - twin - 13 dogs - taken "24" 45 Jodi Bailey/#4 (vet) - 11 dogs - taken "24" 46 Rudy Demoski, Sr/#39 - 12 dogs - taken "24" IN IDITAROD (566 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Shageluk) 49 Jim Lanier/#59 (vet) - 14 dogs OUT OF OPHIR (646 MILES TO NOME) All the rest are out of Ophir including: RED LANTERN: 62 Cindy Abbott(r)/#60 - w/14 dogs in harness - taken "24" Re: 22 Things Happy People Do Differently Happy People... 1. Don?t hold grudges. 2. Treat everyone with kindness. 3. See problems as challenges. 4. Express gratitude for what they already have. 5. Dream big. 6. Don?t sweat the small stuff. 7. Speak well of others. 8. Never make excuses. 9. Get absorbed into the present. 10. Wake up at the same time every morning. 11. Avoid social comparison. 12. Choose friends wisely. 13. Never seek approval from others. 14. Take the time to listen. 15. Nurture social relationships. 16. Meditate. 17. Eat well. 18. Exercise. 19. Live minimally. 20. Tell the truth. 21. Establish personal control. 22. Accept what cannot be changed. Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ohhhhhhhhhh sweet mystery of life at last I've found you... kinda think of that song in Young Frankenstein when ever I think of this Bomber-babe... I was so darned head over heels for her all thru Jr Hi and most of High School and barely ever had the nerve to speak to her... what causes that? I mean I was head over heels every week for somebody, but it almost never caused me to go deaf and dumb... stupid, maybe... no definitely stupid... since my "relationships" were seldom long lasting, I often feel grateful that I didn't hook up with some of these Bomber-babes as we might not be the good friends we are now if they'd a found out what I was really like... Oh sure I was handsome, dashing, daring and ultra cool from afar... but close up... uuuuuuuuuuh maybe not so much... I mean how bright could I be? Unlike a number of my friends, I went right on and grageated the first time... not with flying colors or anything... but I got out in only 3 years... now that's just flat stupid considering all the best Babe meeting went on between classes... As the years have past, however I've never hid the fact that I'm still gaa gaa over this Bomber-babe so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pam PANTHER ('65) on your special day, March 9, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Legendary musician and teacher John LaChapelle, 91, died Tuesday at his Richland home. He was known to many people in the Tri-Cities, and beyond, as the godfather of jazz guitar. Below is the link to the article from the 3/8/13 Tri-City Herald: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/03/08/2303852/musician-john-lachapelle-dies.html Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: "The Boss" retires from Albertsons When I was 5 years old we moved from our government issue Pre-Fab into a newly purchased ranch house on the 600 block of Birch St. Besides the joy of a bigger house and yard, this neighborhood had BOYS... boys who could play baseball, football, basketball, and all the other things that my current girlcentric neighborhood lacked. Well, my first day in my new neighborhood and I head out with my baseball and glove seeking my first game of catch. I spot a guy about my age two doors down at the house on the corner and hurry down to get acquainted... but something is very, very wrong. Not only is this guy unbelievably clumsy, but he doesn't seem to even understand what I'm saying and apparently is incapable of speaking clearly to me. Obviously, I've been oversold on the male bonding possibilities in this neighborhood... boy, have I been gypped! That was my introduction to Freddie Burnham and my first experience with what we now refer to as Downs Syndrome. Well, I never was able to communicate the intricacies of a well-designed screen pass, or the purpose of the infield fly rule to Freddie, but for the next 15 years he was always a cheerful presence in the neighborhood and one guy who was always happy to greet me. Looking back, I'm sure he also played a big part in my life long passion for Special Olympics and the 40 years I have spent as a volunteer and coach for that great organization. Also for the past 40 years, whenever I returned to Richland, I always looked for Fred at Albertsons and he always had the same cheerful greeting, always inquiring about me and my family... and now he is off to a well-deserved retirement! Best wishes to my old Birch Street neighbor! http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/03/07/2302284/the-boss-retires-from-albertsons.html# -Gary TURNER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SPANNER ('72) Re: Bomber Air Mattresses are again available in Seattle I made it over to Seattle this week, so I restocked our Seattle vendor, D.A. Graphics. The shop is located a few blocks south of the stadiums at Holgate & Occidental, behind Krispy Kreme. D.A. Graphics sells the air mattresses for $22 (adding a buck because they accept debit/credit cards, but it's cheaper than me mailing them from East Richland). The shop is like a hydroplane memorabilia museum, so it?s worth the trip just to look around. Call or e-mail ahead for hours and to verify stock on hand, dave@dagraphics.com ~ 206-760-5886. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Spa/130213-Matt.htm Thank you. -Gary SPANNER ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/13 - SPRING FORWARD at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'MALLEY ('70) Re: "Runaround Sue" - No. 1 hit for the singer Dion during 1961 after he split with the Belmonts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP9b_91PHi8 ~ Dancing Nana This has been on facebook the last couple of days. She's a hoot! Be sure and watch it all the way to the end. -Maren **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Re: Booties Mushers spend a good amount of time bootying... they put on booties for each and every paw for each and every foot of trail... nobody can afford dings. Many dogs run the entire winter... training and racing... always wearing booties. How many booties does it take to train a team 3,000 miles in a winter. Depends on the number of dogs, I suppose. Just goes to show the importance mushers have for flawless feet. Even a small spit, as one can imagine thinking of blisters, can compromise performance. And see, if the dogs run in snow without booties, the snow packs in between their toes and then crystallizes and CUTS... OUCH!! Dog gets a free ride home if there's a cut. Also, mushers talk about booties: "I like the way they fit, but they stitched an edge on the top cuff and the threads are holding ice crystals, so I like the other ones because they cut the cuff with one of those edger scissors." The slightest difference... a slightly different run of cloth may disintegrate in just a few miles while others may last for a hundred miles... critical measurements are noticed by the mushers. These things comes in SIZES (I think small, medium, & large). They cost about a dollar a boot. They spend THOUSANDS on booties. Everybody has taken their mandatory 24 hour rest... Everybody in the top 20 except Jessie Royer has taken their mandatory 8 hour. There are about 20 in the rest of the field who have NOT taken the mandatory 8 hour... there is only one other mandatory rest... 8 Hours (I think) at White Mountain (77 miles from the finish). It's been pretty warm for this Iditarod (so far)... they're battling RAIN on the Yukon River (from Anvik to Kaltag)... rain turns the snow to mush and some have been sinking waist deep in the mush... mushers in raincoats is weird... On 3/9 it had been so overcast that Iditarod Air Force was grounded for several days and was trying to get a functional checkpoint up at Kaltag and Eagle island. They barely made it... According to trail breakers on snowmachines who have been hauling dog food to Eagle Island, the trail was wall to wall overflow. Re: Overflow -- a picture is worth a thousand words. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Smy/130309-IditOver.jpg Trail breakers are now running behind schedule and working overtime to catch up with the original job of marking and improving trail. Once returned from Eagle Island, they have to continue in direction Unalakleet to stay ahead of the leader. Buser's lead evaporated because he was breaking trail in the rain/slush/overflow... very slow going... it took him 11h:45m to get from Eagle Island to Kaltag... those chasers took between 9h:17m and 9h:55m. Zirkle rested outside of Kaltag, so she only rested in the checkpoint about 20 minutes and is now in the lead. OUT OF IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME) 1 Aliy Zirkle/#27 - 13 dogs 2 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 14 dogs 3 Martin Buser/#2 - 11 dogs 4 Mitch Seavey/#36 - 13 dogs 5 Jake Berkowitz/#44 - 15 dogs 6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - 13 dogs IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet) Kaltag Pop: 234 Check-in is at Rich Burnham's house, but the official checkpoint and gathering spot is the octogonal log community building about a block away. 7 Jessie Royer/#30 - 12 dogs 8 Sonny Lindner/#67 - 12 dogs 9 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 12 dogs 10 Lance Mackey/#5 - 11 dogs OUT OF EAGLE ISLAND (406 MILES TO NOME) 11 Nicolas Petit/#16 - 11 dogs 12 Dallas Seavey/#19 - 10 dogs 13 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 - 11 dogs 14 Jeff King/#18 - 14 dogs 15 Ken Anderson/#6 - 11 dogs 16 Paul Gebhardt/#11 - 12 dogs 17 John Baker/#13 - 13 dogs 18 Pete Kaiser/#10 - 10 dogs 19 Cim Smyth/#51 - 13 dogs 20 Brent Sass/#62 - 10 dogs 21 Michelle Phillips/#7 - 10 dogs 24 Matt Failor/#61 - 10 dogs OUT OF GRAYLING (468 MILES TO NOME) 26 Ramey Smyth/#38 - 11 dogs 32 Linwood Fiedler/#42 - 13 dogs 35 Jim Lanier/#59 - 13 dogs 39 Jason Mackey/#12 - 12 dogs IN GRAYLING (468 MILES TO NOME - 62 miles to Eagle Island) 44 Kristy Berington/#20 - 13 dogs 45 Anna Berington/#31 - 12 dogs 47 Rudy Demoski, Sr/#39 - 11 dogs OUT OF OPHIR (646 MILES TO NOME) RED LANTERN: 61 Cindy Abbott(r)/#60 - 14 dogs Another scratch in Ophir: Michael Suprenant/#33 out of concern for 12 dogs in his team Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Iditarod To: Maren Thanks for the Iditarod info. I went to the website and copied the map for the two routes. As you know, they take the northern route in even numbered years and the southern route in the odd numbered years. It's fun to read your entry and then track them on the map. I think you've hooked me on Iditarod and I've never lived in Alaska. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCUE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HERIFORD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy HOLMES ('97) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike AUSTEN ('99) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Re: Overflow - a picture is worth a thousand words... in case you missed this yesterday http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Smy/130309-IditOver.jpg OUT OF UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 1 Mitch Seavey/#36 - 10 dogs 2 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 13 dogs 3 Jeff King/#18 - 13 dogs 4 Aliy Zirkle/#27 - 11 dogs 5 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - 12 dogs 6 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 11 dogs IN UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME) Unalakleet Pop 882 - Two well stocked stores, as well as two restaurants along w/limited lodging by advance booking. Checkpoint in front of AC store. 7 Jake Berkowitz/#44 - 15 dogs 8 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 - 11 dogs 9 Sonny Lindner/#67 - 11 dogs 10 Martin Buser/#2 - 11 dogs 11 Dallas Seavey/#19 - 10 dogs 12 Nicolas Petit/#16 - 11 dogs 13 John Baker/#13 - 13 dogs 14 Pete Kaiser/#10 - 10 dogs 15 Jessie Royer/#30 - 9 dogs 16 Paul Gebhardt/#11 - 12 dogs OUT OF KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet) 17 Ken Anderson/#6 - 11 dogs 18 Lance Mackey/#5 - 10 dogs 19 Cim Smyth/#51 - 13 dogs 20 Brent Sass/#62 - 10 dogs 22 Michelle Phillips/#7 - 15 dogs 25 Ramey Smyth/#38 - 10 dogs IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME) 27 Matt Failor/#61 - 10 dogs 33 Linwood Fiedler/#42 - 12 dogs OUT OF EAGLE ISLAND (406 MILES TO NOME - 60 miles to Kaltag) 37 Jim Lanier/#59 - 11 dogs 41 Jason Mackey/#12 - 12 dogs 42 Rudy Demoski, Sr/#39 - 9 dogs 45 Kristy Berington/#20 - 11 dogs 46 Anna Berington/#31 - 10 dogs OUT OF IDITAROD (566 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Shageluk) RED LANTERN: 61 Cindy Abbott(r)/#60 - 13 dogs Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP9b_91PHi8 ~ Dancing Nana Maren!! I Loved the Dancing Nana!! I almost busted a gut laughing as she got into the car!! Bomber Laughing!! -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray LOESCHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RICHARDSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph KEPPEON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie WALSH ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Old Age For all my Bomber friends who are having a hard time dealing with old age and health. Hope you enjoy this. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=FgBF3sIPm4c -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Iditarod veteran, Karen Ramstead, who is a judge this year, commented on how much work it is to set up a checkpoint, and that it might be just easier to run the race again next year Jeff King in the lead... No, Mitch Seavey in the lead... back and forth... with at least 4 other good teams in hot pursuit of Jeff/Mitch... and another 6 or 8 teams could/would pull up and win if something happens to any of the current leaders. They're all headed for White Mountain where there is a mandatory 8 hour rest before starting the final push for Nome. IN ELIM (123 MILES TO NOME - 46 miles to White Mountain) Elim Pop: 281 Checkpoint is usually at the fire hall 1 Mitch Seavey/#36 - 10 dogs 2 Jeff King/#18 - 11 dogs OUT OF KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME - 48 miles to Elim) 3 Aliy Zirkle/#27 - 10 dogs 4 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 11 dogs 5 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 13 dogs 6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - 10 dogs 7 Jake Berkowitz/#44 - 15 dogs 8 Dallas Seavey/#19 - 8 dogs 9 Sonny Lindner/#67 - 10 dogs 10 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 - 11 dogs 11 Ken Anderson/#6 - 11 dogs IN KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME) Koyuk Pop: 258 Checkpoint is the City Rec. Center 12 Nicolas Petit/#16 - 10 dogs 13 Pete Kaiser/#10 - 10 dogs 14 Paul Gebhardt/#11 - 11 dogs 15 John Baker/#13 - 12 dogs 16 Lance Mackey/#5 - 10 dogs 18 Martin Buser/#2 - 11 dogs 19 Cim Smyth/#51 - 12 dogs 20 Jessie Royer/#30 - 8 dogs 21 Brent Sass/#62 - 10 dogs OUT OF SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Koyuk) Shaktoolik Pop: 199 Checkpoint is at the armory. 22 Michelle Phillips/#7 - 14 dogs 23 Ramey Smyth/#38 - 10 dogs IN UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 29 Matt Failor/#61 - 10 dogs 30 Linwood Fiedler/#42 - 12 dogs OUT OF KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet) 38 Jim Lanier/#59 - 10 dogs 42 Rudy Demoski, Sr/#39 - 9 dogs 44 Anna Berington/#31 - 10 dogs 45 Kristy Berington/#20 - 11 dogs 47 Jason Mackey/#12 - 12 dogs OUT OF IDITAROD (566 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Shageluk) RED LANTERN: 60 Cindy Abbott(r)/#60 - 13 dogs WITHDRAWN: Gerry Willomitzer/#21 Shageluk - Gerry was withdrawn by Race Marshal Mark Nordman after hours of searching for his lost teammate, "Montego". Someone not affiliated with the Race found Montego and took him to Gerry's previous checkpoint (Iditarod). When Gerry received word that Montego had been found, he thought the Iditarod Sweeps had the dog and were continuing to his location (Shageluk), only to find out Montego was in Iditarod. By this time, Gerry had fallen too far behind to return to Iditarod, retrieve Montego, and continue in a competitive nature. Willomitzer was unable to check-in at the Shageluk Checkpoint causing the withdraw. Good news is, all are safe and will be headed back to Anchorage soon. Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: How to address her honor Got another one a them two name Bombers havin' a b-day... this is a Bomber-babe so I guess she's allowed, but it can get pretty confusing if she sends stuff from work... when we're home tho she says she's always her Bomber name to us Bombers... guess I should understand since my ilugitumutt son causes the same problems now and then... because I always just call him "Davis" ('65) I've had girls order him airline tickets in that name only to get a call from the airport: "where's my ticket"... "ooooops" Keep telling him if he was as famous as Denzel he wouldn't have that problem... by the way he'll be reading for a series this week so wish him luck so he can buy his own danged airline tickets! He was hoping (but may not be able) to meet our own Number 10 ('64) in Vegas around the 16th, as a mutual friend of theirs is getting inducted into the PAC something hall of fame (I'm not making fun... I think they changed the name of the organization a while back and don't wanna look more stupid than I am)... the honoree (not to be confused with her honor), Jim McKean, mentions both Ray and Terry in his book "Home Stand". Ray, as a friend and team-mate and Terry for teaching him how to fight. Sounds like Terry painted himself as one heck of a "street fighter in his home town of Richland"... I will say Terry could hold his own... so that's that for that and now on to the main event and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dear friend and Spudnut Buddy, Jeanie WALSH ('63) (don'tcha just get a kick outa her brother Joe) on her special day, March 12, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Peg SHEERAN ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HINKLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole SLEDGE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) Re: Gordon Pappas http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Buc/130313-Pappas.jpg On March 10, 2013, my wife and I met with Gordon Pappas, who was our band director at Col-Hi in the fifties. Gordon is doing well. He is anticipating a move to a retirement community in Pleasanton, CA this fall. He is getting help from his children with the accumulation of many years in his home in Castro Valley. He has fond memories of the great music program that we all enjoyed. There were concerts, musicals (Good News), and that memorable concert in spring of 1954 with the great trumpeter, Rafael Mendez. I have wonderful memories of the band and all the musical knowledge that he gave us. Mr. Pappas made a great contribution to my life. I am very glad that I now live close enough to see him once in a while. -Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Larry NEWTON ('63-RIP) I have been searching for over 30 years for one of my best friends but came up with dead-ends everywhere I looked. I called numerous people by the same name but no luck. I searched online and came up with nothing. I knew Larry's address in Michigan but no one there knew anything about him. Then, suddenly, yesterday I just happened to go online again and found an obituary in Maryland that happened to belong to Larry's sister that I knew nothing about. It mentioned Larry's parents and his two brothers. His brother Jim ('65) lives in Port Angeles, and he has a brother Rob who lives in Richland. The obituary referred to Larry as the LATE Larry E. Newton, but I wasn't really surprised because I had heard that he died in an automobile accident. I called Jim and he said Larry had died of cancer on his 40th birthday in 1985. "Fig" was married and had 3 children. In about 1981, Larry called me in New Orleans and we were supposed to meet but somehow his schedule got in the way. He was a hospital administrator in Michigan and was at a convention downtown. We were best friends from our junior year (1961-'62) and until 1965 when he joined the Army and became a paratrooper as a medic and was shipped out to Vietnam. In June of 1965, I moved with my parents to Long Beach, MS and we exchanged a few letters. I don't know how many of my classmates knew him, but he was a first-class loyal friend. I will miss him even though I hadn't seen him since 1965. Since this is the 50 year reunion of the Class of 1963, I just wanted to mention him so that Linda and Maren can catch up the records and bring some closure to my long search. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA where the turtles and 'gators are finally sunning themselves by the bayou and ponds **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Colleen SHEERAN Jones ('56-RIP) Colleen died Sunday, March 10th, in a Seattle hospital, after complications from open-heart surgery. There will be a celebration of her life at Kennewick's "Country Gentleman", from 1 - 3 PM, on Saturday, March 30th. Friends are welcome. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a 2013 winner IN NOME 1 Mitch Seavey/#36 w/10 dogs in harness at 10:39pm 9d 7h 39m 56s with "Tanner" & "Torrah" 2 Aliy Zirkle/#27 - 10 dogs w/"Quito" leading at 11:03pm 9d 8h 3m 35s only 1 minute slower than Mitch Re: Iditarod Prizes... first prize is $50,400 plus a new Dodge pick up truck.. prizes go down from there till you reach 30th position... everyone after that gets $1,049. SAFETY (22 MILES TO NOME) 3 Jeff King/#18 - 11 dogs 4 Dallas Seavey/#19 - 8 dogs OUT OF WHITE MOUNTAIN (77 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Safety) 5 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 9 dogs 6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - 10 dogs 7 Nicolas Petit/#16 - 10 dogs 8 Jake Berkowitz/#44 - 15 dogs 9 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 9 dogs 10 Sonny Lindner/#67 - 9 dogs 11 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 - 10 dogs IN WHITE MOUNTAIN Pop: 209 Checkpoint is in the community hall building up the hill from the store 12 Ken Anderson/#6 - 11 dogs 13 Pete Kaiser/#10 - 9 dogs 14 Josh Cadzow(r)/#55 - 8 dogs 15 Paul Gebhardt/#11 - 10 dogs 16 Martin Buser/#2 - 11 dogs 17 Cim Smyth/#51 - 12 dogs 18 Jessie Royer/#30 - 8 dogs 19 Lance Mackey/#5 - 10 dogs 20 Brent Sass/#62 - 10 dogs 21 John Baker/#13 - 12 dogs 22 Ramey Smyth/#38 - 8 dogs 23 Michelle Phillips/#7 - 13 dogs 24 Michael Williams, JR/$46 - 9 dogs OUT OF ELIM (123 MILES TO NOME - 46 miles to White Mountain) 25 Jessica Hendricks/#54 - 8 dogs 26 Kelley Griffin/#9 - 11 dogs IN ELIM nobody in Elim OUT OF KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME - 48 miles to Elim) 27 Curt Perano/#45 - 11 dogs 28 Matt Failor/#61 - 10 dogs 29 Kelly Maixner/#25 - 11 dogs 30 Linwood Fiedler/#42 - 12 dogs 31 Jim Lanier/#59 - 10 dogs IN KOYUK 32 Allen Moore/#48 - 13 dogs (Zirkle's husband) 33 Wade Marrs/#57 - 11 dogs 5 more in Koyuk OUT OF SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Koyuk) 7 out of Shaktoolik including 43 Kristy Berington/#20 - 11 dogs 44 Anna Berington/#31 - 10 dogs IN SHAKTOOLIK 45 Mike Williams SR/#35 - 11 dogs OUT OF UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 46 Gerald Sousa/#49 - 11 dogs IN UNALAKLEET 47 Angie Taggart/#40 - 13 dogs 48 Louie Ambrose (r)/#53 - 13 dogs OUT OF KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet) 4 currently out of Kaltag IN KALTAG 1 currently in Kaltag OUT OF EAGLE ISLAND (406 MILES TO NOME - 60 miles to Kaltag) the last 3 out of Eagle Island including RED LANTERN: 56 Bob Chlupach/#43 - 12 dogs SCRATCHES - 4 1 in Shaktoolik Robert Bundtzen/#23 - 15 dogs - team not performing well. 2 in Unalakleet Jason Mackey/#12 - 12 dogs - Jason is ill Rudy Demoski, Sr/#39 - 9 dogs - concern for his team 1 in Grayling Jan Steeves/#26 Re: Golden Harness Award I put this at the end... I'm pretty sure we'll have a winner for this entry and I didn't want this story ahead of that... very interesting story by Terrie Hanke There's a coffee shop located in the McGrath B&B. It's a favorite stop of many volunteers as they work in or pass through McGrath. Myself included. You can purchase a Mackey Mocha, Frappe, Smoothie, Latte, Breve, Americano or Tea. When ordering a Mackey Mocha yesterday, I noticed a very large trophy displayed between the fireplace and a pair of huge snowshoes on the wall. With Mackey Mocha in hand, I went over to take a closer look. The gold trophy was about three feet tall with a little sled dog standing on top of a winner's cup. Half way up or down, there was a pedestal holding a little sled with a pair of eagles standing one on each side of the sled. On the base next to the inscription plate stood another pair of little sled dogs. The inscription read, "1980 Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race 1,049 miles Anchorage to Nome 3rd place". My initial thought was if this trophy for 3rd place is three foot tall, I wonder how big the champion's trophy was. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Smy/130313-1980-3rd.jpg Hanging on the Trophy was a yellow dog harness with large letters penned with a ballpoint reading "Iditarod 1983 Lead Dog." The hardware on display didn't give any hint as to who might have earned the trophy or the harness. [NOT 1983 - 1982... I don't think ballpoint pen... words look HAND STITCHED.] http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Smy/130313-1982GH.jpg There was only one available resource, the barista. Upon asking who won the trophy, she proudly replied, "My Grandfather, Ernie Baumgartner." Ernie lived in McGrath and ran Iditarod a total of six times. As a rookie in '78 he finished in 24th place. In '79 he improved to 15th then in 1980 is when he crossed the finish line in 15d:9h:9m to earn the 3rd place trophy [his best finish]. Ernie's granddaughter filled me in on the story about the yellow harness hanging off the trophy. Ernie was a front- runner in the [1982] race but stopped to aid a fellow musher in need. There was a ground blizzard and visibility was seriously limited. Ernie ended up carrying the second musher in his sled. While proceeding toward Nome in blowing snow with zero visibility, they lost the trail. Ernie's leader, Brandy, got them back on the trail and safely into Nome. Thus Ernie's leader and faithful friend, Brandy, earned the Golden Harness Award. [Ernie finished 6th in 1982] Lolly Medley, a gifted harness maker and musher, convinced the Iditarod Trail Committee to sanction an award to recognize the best lead dog in the race as voted upon by the mushers. The prize consists of a custom embroidered dog harness and cash. Lolly Medley and Mary Shields entered the second race run in 1974. Twenty-nine minutes behind Mary, Lolly was the second woman to ever finish Iditarod. You could say the Golden Harness Award was literally created by Medley. Not only did she suggest the award, she also created the first several harnesses. Wouldn't it be fun to learn all of the stories about the Golden Harness Award since it was first established in 1976 by Lolly Medley? Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A Bombers kinda month Wow... lucky me, I had lunch with the Vegas Bombers on Saturday and getta have lunch with Bill BERLIN ('56) and his better half, Sandra FRANKLIN ('57), today... woo hoo... then I gotta run a cross town and talk to a Doc to set the time for a colonoscopy ... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... does not sound like fun... some people say no big deal and others say well other than no big deal... I'm reserving judgment... I know I know... was spozed ta start having these a long time ago but my own famblie doc wouldn't get one till last year and he's a good five years older than I... sooooooooooo... Today we got one a them Big Sis Bomber-babes (two different "todays" one as I'm writing this and one as you receive it) havin' a birthday. I swear I getta see this girl more often than I do her younger bro from my class... but that's ok... keep it inna famblie... he has invited me to join Linikin, linkidink or something like that several times but it's all I can do to deal with face book... Did have a fun episode a few years back tho when he was living in Henderson, Nevada... I was driving some kinda hot rod and was pulling up to get on the 95 leaving work... this guy pulls up next to me and gives me a huge grin and a nod... I KNEW that face and that grin... but from where? As he pulled away "Ronnie SLEDGE" ('65) popped into my mind... he moved soon after that and I never got in touch with him... well HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Carole SLEDGE ('63) on your special day, March 13, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Occupational Therapist (OT) appointment I saw an OT today [3/12] to evaluate for lymphedema of which I'm showing no signs. We did a lot of measuring, etc. for baseline purposes. She wants to see me twice a week for 2 weeks to do some stretching work, etc. to alleviate some "cords" in the axilla area. I then talked with the breast patient navigator to touch base. I'm supposed to see the oncologist on Friday to get the results of that special test but it will be Monday at the earliest that she gets them so we rescheduled my appointment until then. I asked her also if I understood the oncologist correctly if she wants me to start chemotherapy sooner rather than later. She pulled up my notes and said yes, by the last week of March if possible; 6 weeks after surgery. I'd need to get a port put in first for the drugs and that can be done as an out patient under local from my understanding. She told me I'd have to decide if that is what I'm going to do when I see her next week so I'll pray I make the right decision. I went ahead and made my physical therapy appointments with the occupational therapist starting next week since I wasn't sure about this week since I have so many other appointments. I've taken to carrying a calendar with me so I can check dates when they want to make one to be certain they won't be conflicting. I've already passed my deductible and am almost past my out of pocket expenses so things should start kicking in at 100% 'er long. Everything so far has fallen within my insurance network with the exception of the nurse who specializes in being a first assistant in the operating room. I only wish they had chosen someone who was in my insurance network and don't know why they didn't, but his charges aren't too bad and I'll be responsible for 80% of it. I sure am glad I am able to afford insurance or I'd be in a world of hurt right now. Keep them good thoughts coming my way. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Steve CARSON ('58), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DVORAK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia WADE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HORTON ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLBAUER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Tony DURAN ('55) Thankyouverymuch for the url on old age. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?feature=player_embedded&v=FgBF3sIPm4c It was just great and have forwarded it to classmates. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (A '47 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ladies '54 Lunch Look forward to seeing all our classmates who can make it. WHEN: Friday, March 15th WHERE: Rosy's Ice Cream Parlor in Richland TIME: between 11:30 am and noon! We have so much fun reminiscing with all those who can be there!! We want to remember our 3 classmates whom we have lost this year already!! Beverly STEPHENS, Gordon ANDERSON and Max HOPSON... will forever be missed!!!! Join me on Facebook, so we can keep in touch!! Remember, we will be working on our 60th the end of the year (or sooner). I would be willing to do the booklet again like I did for our 50th, if you want. I'll start collecting names and bios later this year!! Along with our yearbook photo, it would be nice to have a current picture of you!!! We'll talk later!!! LOL -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Mr. Pappas http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Buc/130313-Pappas.jpg Great to hear that Mr. Pappas is doing well. Anyone have update on Harley Stell? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Once all teams are all off the trail, I'll list all finishers. Reported 3/13/13 Mitch Seavey (#1) and Aliy Zirkle (#2) All arrived IN NOME 3/13/13 after Mitch and Aliy. 3 Jeff King/#18 - 11 dogs - 9d 9h 21m 56s 4 Dallas Seavey/#19 - 7 dogs - 9d 10h 20m 51s 5 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 9 dogs - 9d 11h 4m 54s 6 Nicolas Petit/#16 - 10 dogs - 9d 11h 39m 13s 7 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (r)/#32 - 10 dogs - 9d 12h 34m 0s 8 Jake Berkowitz/#44 - 15 dogs - 9d 12h 34m 16s 9 Sonny Lindner/#67 - 9 dogs - 9d 13h 11m 2s 10 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 - 10 dogs - 9d 13h 24m 39s 11 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 9 dogs - 9d 14h 19m 2s 12 Ken Anderson/#6 - 11 dogs - 9d 16h 9m 20s 13 Pete Kaiser/#10 - 9 dogs - 9d 17h 36m 34s 14 Josh Cadzow(r)/#55 - 8 dogs - 9d 18h 7m 37s 15 Cim Smyth/#51 - 11 dogs - 9d 19h 8m 22s S->N 2:32 16 Paul Gebhardt/#11 - 9 dogs - 9d 19h 9m 32s 17 Martin Buser/#2 - 11 dogs - 9d 20h 1m 33s 18 Jessie Royer/#30 - 7 dogs - 9d 20h 20m 15s 19 Lance Mackey/#5 - 10 dogs - 10d 20h 52m 14s 20 Ramey Smyth/#38 - 7 dogs - 10d 20h 54m 56s S->N 2:19 21 John Baker/#13 - 12 dogs - 9d 21h 49m 16s 22 Brent Sass/#62 - 8 dogs - 9d 23h 24m 3s 23 Michael Williams, JR/#46 - 9 dogs - 10d 1h 57m 30s 24 Michelle Phillips/#7 - 13 dogs - 10d 2h 22m 9s 25 Jessica Hendricks/#54 - 7 dogs - 10d 4h 57m 49s Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Port To: Betti AVANT ('69) I had/have a port for chemo... it's much easier and less painful than having an IV needle each and every time you go for chemo. I was "asleep" when they put in my port, and all my chemo was done through that. It is on my left side, above my breast... when I was going through chemo, there were many patients who didn't have it and had the IV needle poked into a vein for the chemo... their arms were black and blue, very sore, and times when the nurse had trouble finding a "vein", so I was always glad that I had the port. I have been off treatments since March of ?10, but I still have the port and go every 6 weeks to have it "flushed"... the doctor doesn't want to remove it til I have been "cancer-free" for 5 years, in case it were to return. I know it is a personal choice and also one that is determined by your doctor and insurance, but I thought it might help to know some advantages of having a port. take care. Bomber hugs -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the best I can do I am in marathon depositions all week and cannot get to my yellow stickie and the stupid Bomber Calendar won't come up so if you have a birthday between Wednesday and Friday HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Connie RICHEY ('71-RIP) I sent out an update to my fellow class members about the passing of Connie RICHEY ('71-RIP) last week. Connie was diagnosed with cancer about a month ago and passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013. There will be a memorial service for her on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5PM at Westside Church in Richland. The address is 615 Wright. Her family is putting together a slide show for the event and has requested that anyone who has pictures of Connie - in particular from our 40th Class reunion - pass them along. You can contact me at web@71bombers.com and I will help you to upload them. If you would like information to contact the family, please contact me and I will provide that info to you. Re: Becky PETERSON ('71-RIP) I also just found out about the passing of Becky PEDERSON ('71- RIP) on March 1, 2013, also from cancer. Her service was last Sunday in Seattle. Re: '71 Email addresses Finally, I continue to try and gather information on fellow classmates. We only have current e-mail addresses for about 1/3 of the class. If you can please go to the class website at http://71bombers.com/ ... see the "Quick Links" on the left side of the page and click the one for Missing Classmates and see if you or someone you know is on the list. We would appreciate any help in getting this list shortened considerably. Bomber Cheers and Tears -Vic MARSHALL ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMITH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry GANZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica AVANT ('95) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave COCHRAN & Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Since RIVERS ('65) is off doing lawyerly things, I guess I had best fill in some blank spots. Like, for instance, did you know that yesterday (March 14) was "pi" day? Yeah, who knew, but it figures since it was 3-14. However, remember that pie are round, cornbread are squared and you won't be far from right. On another note; yesterday the "Girls of '54" had yet another luncheon. I note that Marilynn wisely limited the time to half an hour. Hey, they were meeting in an ice-cream parlour for goodness sake. [GEEZ, AKA... Marilynn didn't limit to 1/2 hour... she said the time they START "between 11:30am and noon". - Maren] And congrats to the new Pope, first to use the name Francis. This is good because we don't have to remember what all those "I's", "V's" and "X's" mean. Congrats also to the winners of the Iditarod. However, this will mean that Maren will have more free time on her hands. Just sayin'. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where spring is just around the corner, and the rains are staying mainly north of the Columbia. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: The Iditarod Race Thanks for covering the race again for us, it always makes me wish I could drop everything and go up to see it. It sounded like you might be up there, Maren. As you talked about the spot where you got the coffee, and the history about honoring the lead dogs in the race. I find all of that interesting. Was a lead dog awarded the yellow? harness this year? [Helen, that story was written by Terrie Hanke. NOT me. I thought it was so interesting that I quoted. All teams are not in yet, so they haven't awarded the Golden Harness Award yet... That will happen at the mushers banquet on (I think) Saturday night. -Maren] Well, sadly I'm not up to making harnesses for dogs, let alone embroidering them... so as far as I'm concerned they will have to buy the prizes for the dogs... Re: Colleen SHEERAN Jones ('56-RIP) I want to extend my sympathies to Katie SHEERAN Johnson ('61) and her family on the passing of her sister, Colleen ('56). Re: Spring The crocuses and daffodils are out peeping out amidst the little snow we still have. They always make it by St. Patrick's Day, this Sunday... and the rest of the flowers are not far behind, but it is still getting down into the 20s at night... and with it all, the promises of Easter are not far behind... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where my muscles are appreciating the fact that I did attend my water exercise class this morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: '63 Tucson Lunch http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ham/130315-63Lunch.jpg So what with the Iditarod pretty much over, the Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching, Howling and Tamaleing Society had their Tucson area lunch on Thursday. Wagon Master, Sunshine Committee High Sheriff and Brother Leo substitute George Barnett rented us a hall and a good time was had by all. Dick Choate, George Barnett, Paul Turner and yours truly received high marks for Decorum, Deportment and any Social Indiscretions were kept to a minimum. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Once all teams are all off the trail, I'll list all finishers. Reported 3/13/13 Mitch Seavey (#1) and Aliy Zirkle (#2) #3 thru #25 reported 3/14... More arrived IN NOME on 3/14/13 26 Kelley Griffin/#9 - 9 dogs - 10d 9h 47m 34s 27 Curt Perano/#45 - 10 dogs - 10d 13h 21m 14s 28 Matt Failor/#61 - 10 dogs - 10d 13h 39m 46s 29 Linwood Fiedler/#42 - 12 dogs - 10d 15h 0m 52s 30 Mike Ellis(r)/#50 - 10 dogs - 10d 16h 35m 13s 31 Kelly Maixner/#25 - 9 dogs - 10d 16h 57m 36s 32 Wade Marrs/#57 - 9 dogs - 10d 17h 5m 18s 33 Allen Moore/#48 - 13 dogs - 10d 18h 4m 21s 34 Paige Drobny(r)/#14 - 10 dogs - 10d 18h 15m 54s 35 Jim Lanier/#59 - 10 dogs - 10d 21h 8m 46s 36 Richie Diehl(r)/#65 - 10 dogs - 10d 22h 32m 6s 37 Travis Beals(r)/#22 - 11 dogs - 11d 1h 10m 51s 38 Justin Savidis/#34 ~ 9 dogs - 11d 1h 12m 14s 39 Matt Giblin/#64 - 11 dogs - 11d 1h 20m 51s 40 Karin Hendrickson/#29 - 10 dogs - 11d 1h 44m 48s 41 Aaron Peck/#58 - 7 dogs - 11d 2h 9m 37s The Twins (Kristy & Anna Berington) are on their way to Nome now... I'll put a picture in tomorrow's Sandstorm... they are very attractive young, blonde women... former models, I think. GPS has them at mile 923... Kristy traveling 5.4 mph and Anna traveling 4.6 mph... Nome is at 936... I don't want to try to figure how long it will take them to go the last 13 miles, but it'll be a while and I need to sleep. 2 more scratches Charley Bejna(r)/#15 - best interest of his 7 remaining dogs Cindy Abbott(r)/#60 - a muscle strain and best interest of her team of 12 dogs Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Not me Now I suppose it might have looked like I panicked yesterday when I wrote that pathetic little HB with no names attached... lemme tell you... that's not panic... It's feeling bad that I couldn't remember my yellow stickie and sheer terror that there might be a name of a girl with a name beginning with W on that list... now I was pretty sure there wasn't and in fact, if I hadn't been so darned exhausted I might well have been able to envision the list in my mind... so as it turns out I was OK with Friday and the bomber-Dudes having their special day... and was able to get home early enough to actually say a real "hey there" today... before I say the HB, tho I gotta say two things: (1) Feel better soon, Mary Lou ('63); and (2) that I finally learned the source of Jimbeaux HAMILTON's ('63) story telling ability... I think I mentioned the other day I was having lunch with Bill BERLIN ('56) and his lovely wife... well if ya ever getta chance to sit and talk with Bill you will immediately catch a strong, a very strong hint of Jimbeaux's timing and manner of story telling... Ya see, Jimbeaux spent a good deal of time with Bill during his life and, in fact, when Jim and the ever young and lovely Ms. Nancy ('65) are cruzin' around in Cuzin' Eddie as they are at this moment... they often try and drop in to see the BERLINs so that Jimbeaux can brush up on his abilities... hey I'm serious here... I don't make this stuff up... so that said, lemme wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Roy BALLARD ('63) and Thea WALLACE ('63-RIP) on their special day, March 15, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for '66 Ladies Time for our lunch again. WHEN: Thursday, March 21st TIME: noon WHERE" 3 Margarita?s in Richland Please let me know if you will be able to join us. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hazel MORGAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat MURPHY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami LYONS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda MILLER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Once all teams are all off the trail, I'll list all finishers. Reported 3/13/13 Mitch Seavey (#1) and Aliy Zirkle (#2) #3 thru #25 reported 3/14 #26 thru #41 reported 3/15 #42 thru #47 reporting 3/16 (today) 42 Kristy Berington/#20 - 9 dogs - 11d 7h 7m 17s 43 Anna Berington/#31 - 9 dogs - 11d 7h 7m 55s The Twins (Kristy & Anna Berington) in 2012 and here they are in 2013 44 Jodi Bailey/#4 - 9 dogs - 11d 7h 52m 2s 45 Mike Williams, SR/#35 - 9 dogs - 12d 0h 35m 50s 46 Gerald Sousa/#49 - 10 dogs - 12d 2h 20m 14s 47 Louie Ambrose(r)/#53 - 12 dogs - 12d 5h 18m 45s Only 7 teams still on the trail. Red Lantern is currently in Elim some 123 miles from Nome. Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/13 ~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK's DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat BADGER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JACKSON ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LANG ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa LYSHER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Thomas PEASHKA ('68) & Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) "Top 'o th' mornin' to ya! 'Tis a foine, foine St. Paddy's Day." Not only is it Saint Patrick's Day; it is also the birthday of two Bomber Babes. They are not from The Class of '54; but close enough to be honored by a tip of ye ol' propeller beanie. One of these Babes is now old enough to enter the Cocktail Lounge at the Desert Inn; the other had best stay away from the bowling alley for a while longer. So, with out further ado, let's sing a rousing chorus of the "Birthday Song" for Patti BADGER ('53) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) on this auspicious celebration of their births, and trust there will be many more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for lower temps, rain in the valley and snow in the mountains. Par for the course since Spring is still three days away. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Once all teams are all off the trail, I'll list all finishers. Reported 3/13/13 Mitch Seavey (#1) and Aliy Zirkle (#2) #3 thru #25 reported 3/14 #26 thru #41 reported 3/15 #42 thru #47 reported 3/16 #48 thru #51 reporting 3/17 (today) 48 Angie Taggart/#40 - 11 dogs - 12d 8h 50m 3s 49 Luan Ramos Marques(r)/#47 - 15 dogs - 12d 17h 8m 0s 50 Mikhail Telpin(r)/#63 - 11 Chukchi Huskies - 12d 19h 27m 39s 51 Cindy Gallea/#17 - 12 dogs - 13d 2h 24m 13s Only 3 teams still on the trail. Red Lantern is currently out of White Mountain - 77 miles from Nome. Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Rick MADDY ('67) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BRADY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site All teams are off the trail and here they are (in order of arrival in Nome): 1 Mitch Seavey/#36 - 10 dogs - 9d 7h 39m 56s 2 Aliy Zirkle/#27 - 10 dogs - 9d 8h 3m 35s 3 Jeff King/#18 - 11 dogs - 9d 9h 21m 56s 4 Dallas Seavey/#19 - 7 dogs - 9d 10h 20m 51s 5 Ray Redington, Jr./#52 - 9 dogs - 9d 11h 4m 54s 6 Nicolas Petit/#16 - 10 dogs - 9d 11h 39m 13s 7 Joar Leifseth Ulsom(r)/#32 - 10 dogs - 9d 12h 34m 0s - R.O.Y. 8 Jake Berkowitz/#44 - 15 dogs - 9d 12h 34m 16s 9 Sonny Lindner/#67 - 9 dogs - 9d 13h 11m 2s 10 DeeDee Jonrowe/#28 - 10 dogs - 9d 13h 24m 39s 11 Aaron Burmeister/#24 - 9 dogs - 9d 14h 19m 2s 12 Ken Anderson/#6 - 11 dogs - 9d 16h 9m 20s 13 Pete Kaiser/#10 - 9 dogs - 9d 17h 36m 34s 14 Josh Cadzow(r)/#55 - 8 dogs - 9d 18h 7m 37s 15 Cim Smyth/#51 - 11 dogs - 9d 19h 8m 22s S->N 2:32 16 Paul Gebhardt/#11 - 9 dogs - 9d 19h 9m 32s 17 Martin Buser/#2 - 11 dogs - 9d 20h 1m 33s 18 Jessie Royer/#30 - 7 dogs - 9d 20h 20m 15s 19 Lance Mackey/#5 - 9 dogs - 9d 20h 52m 14s 20 Ramey Smyth/#38 - 7 dogs - 9d 20h 54m 56s S->N 2:19 21 John Baker/#13 - 12 dogs - 9d 21h 49m 16s 22 Brent Sass/#62 - 8 dogs - 9d 23h 24m 3s 23 Michael Williams, JR/#46 - 9 dogs - 10d 1h 57m 30s 24 Michelle Phillips/#7 - 13 dogs - 10d 2h 22m 9s 25 Jessica Hendricks/#54 - 7 dogs - 10d 4h 57m 49s 26 Kelley Griffin/#9 - 9 dogs - 10d 9h 47m 34s 27 Curt Perano/#45 - 10 dogs - 10d 13h 21m 14s 28 Matt Failor/#61 - 10 dogs - 10d 13h 39m 46s 29 Linwood Fiedler/#42 - 12 dogs - 10d 15h 0m 52s 30 Mike Ellis(r)/#50 - 10 dogs - 10d 16h 35m 13s 31 Kelly Maixner/#25 - 9 dogs - 10d 16h 57m 36s 32 Wade Marrs/#57 - 9 dogs - 10d 17h 5m 18s 33 Allen Moore/#48 - 13 dogs - 10d 18h 4m 21s 34 Paige Drobny(r)/#14 - 10 dogs - 10d 18h 15m 54s 35 Jim Lanier/#59 - 10 dogs - 10d 21h 8m 46s 36 Richie Diehl(r)/#65 - 11 dogs - 10d 22h 32m 6s 37 Travis Beals(r)/#22 - 11 dogs - 11d 1h 10m 51s 38 Justin Savidis/#34 ~ 9 dogs - 11d 1h 12m 14s 39 Matt Giblin/#64 - 11 dogs - 11d 1h 20m 51s 40 Karin Hendrickson/#29 - 10 dogs - 11d 1h 44m 48s 41 Aaron Peck/#58 - 7 dogs - 11d 2h 9m 37s 42 Kristy Berington/#20 - 9 dogs - 11d 7h 7m 17s 43 Anna Berington/#31 - 9 dogs - 11d 7h 7m 55s 44 Jodi Bailey/#4 - 9 dogs - 11d 7h 52m 2s 45 Mike Williams, SR/#35 - 9 dogs - 12d 0h 35m 50s 46 Gerald Sousa/#49 - 10 dogs - 12d 2h 20m 14s 47 Louie Ambrose(r)/#53 - 12 dogs - 12d 5h 18m 45s 48 Angie Taggart/#40 - 11 dogs - 12d 8h 50m 3s 49 Luan Ramos Marques(r)/#47 - 15 dogs - 12d 17h 8m 0s 50 Mikhail Telpin(r)/#63 - 11 Chukchi Huskies - 12d 19h 27m 39s 51 Cindy Gallea/#17 - 12 dogs - 13d 2h 24m 13s 52 James Volek(r)/#66 - 12 dogs - 13d 9h 12m 53s 53 Bob Chlupach/#43 - 11 dogs - 13d 14h 18m 40s 54 Christine Roalofs(r)/#37 - 11 dogs - 13d 22h 36m 8s Awards Banquet was Saturday night, but haven't seen anything about that yet... I know some of the awards: ? Penair Spirit of Alaska (1st to McGrath): Aaron Burmeister An original spirit mask created by Bristol Bay artist Orville Lind and a $500 Penair credit. ? GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award (1st to Iditarod): Lance Mackey Trophy and $3,000 in gold nuggets ? Millennium Hotel First to the Yukon (Anvik): Martin Buser 7-course feast and checkpoint and $3,500. ? 1st Grayling Prize - 2013: Aliy Zirkle Mitts made of beaver fur & moose hide by local Sue Nicholi ? Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award (1st to Unalakleet): Mitch Seavey Trophy and $2,500 in gold nuggets ? Nome Kennel Club's Fastest Time Safety to Nome: Ramey Smyth (must be in the top 20): $500 ? Horizon Lines Most Improved Musher: _______________ Satellite phone use for a year and a trophy. ? Rookie of the Year - 1st Rookie to Nome: Joar Leifseth Ulsom Trophy and a $1,500 check ? Fred Meyer Sportsmanship: _________________ $500 gift certificate. ? ExxonMobile Mushers Choice Award: _______________ ? Northern Air Cargo Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award: __________ The award is presented to the musher who best epitomizes Nayokpuk's spirit and is determined by a vote of checkers along the Bering Sea coastal checkpoints. New Carhart jacket with its pockets stuffed w/$1,049 in cash. '07 1st Annual ? Golden Clipboard (Volunteer) Award: ________________ ? Golden Stethoscope (Vet) Award: ____________________ ? Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian: _______________ Award voted on by veterinary staff for outstanding dog care. 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies ? City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness: _________________ An embroidered gold harness. ? Red Lantern (Last Place) Award: Christine Roalofs'13 Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Class of 1972 Columbian (yearbook) I was going through some annuals and came across this photograph in the 1972 Col-Hi annual. I just know some of the Class of 1972 were probably wondering who this kid on page 14 belonged to. Heather Maddy born March 6, 1970 is the daughter of Rick MADDY ('67) and Mary HOUGHAN ('69wb). We were at the high school waiting to pick up a girlfriend of one of my classmates. Heather just turned 42 and is doing very well. I had not seen this pic for many years. Then and now. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Mad/130318-Heather.jpg '72 - mini skirts were in that year. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Are there any Singapore, Hong Kong or Macau Bombers? I'm performing this coming Tuesday and Wednesday in Singapore, Thursday and Saturday in Hong Kong and Sunday in Macau. Is there anything I can't miss while I'm in Singapore and Hong Kong? -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Connie RICHEY Eshleman - Class of 1971 ~ 1953 - 2013 >>Homer RAEKES - Class of 1947 ~ 1929 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45), Bob JOHNSON ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Vic MARSHALL ('71) Matt CROWLEY ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don PANTHER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl RAEKES ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Happy belated birthday [3/17] to one beautiful and one not: Sharon TEMPLETON Watts ('55) and Richard ROBERTS ('49). -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can Class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob JOHNSON ('54) Re: Heather Maddy - Then and Now http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Mad/130318-Heather.jpg To: Rick MADDY ('67) Lovely two photos, Rick. Bravo! -Bob JOHNSON ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Maren: I didn't see the embroidered harness award in your list of awards? But then you did say it was just a partial list of awards... they all deserve something after completing that race in my book. [See my entry below. Mitch Seavey's lead dog, "Tanner" got the Golden Harness Award. -Maren] Easter Blessings, as Holy Week is fast approaching... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in Hope, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#41) http://www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Awards not listed yesterday ? Nome Kennel Club's Fastest Time Safety to Nome: Ramey Smyth (for the 9th time) (must be in the top 20): $500 ? Horizon Lines Most Improved Musher: Nicolas Petit Satellite phone use for a year and a trophy. ? Rookie of the Year - 1st Rookie to Nome: Joar Leifseth Ulsom (confirmed Joar is pronounces your) Trophy and a $2,000 check and personalized Iditarod jacket ? Sportsmanship: Cim Smyth (for his never ending willingness to help fellow mushers and checkpoint personal.) $500 gift certificate. ? ExxonMobile Mushers Choice Award: Mike Williams, Sr. ? Northern Air Cargo Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award: Mikhail Telpin, non English speaking Russian The award is presented to the musher who best epitomizes Nayokpuk's spirit and is determined by a vote of checkers along the Bering Sea coastal checkpoints. A heavily insulated work jacket with 1049 dollar bills stuffed in the pockets ? Northern Air Cargo Four Wheeler Drawing Winner: Anna Berington ? Golden Clipboard (Volunteer) Award: Ophir ? Golden Stethoscope (Vet) Award: Dr. Sterling Thomas & Dr. Dirsko VonPfeil ? Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian: Jake Berkowitz Award voted on by veterinary staff for outstanding dog care. 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies ? City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness Award: "Tanner", Mitch Seavey's Leader An embroidered gold harness. ? Garland of Roses ? Mitch Seavey's dogs "Tanner" & "Taurus" ? Dodge Truck - Mitch Seavey Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for ?66 Girls Our lunch for this month will be at noon on Thursday, March 21st, at 3 Margaritas at 627 Jadwin (back room) in Richland. The phone number is 946-7755. Below is a link to their menu: http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/menu.php?id=4700033 Currently we have 23 classmates attending with a possible other 4. If you haven?t contacted me yet, please do so. Thank you ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) To: Brad UPTON ('74) Brad, Please either send first class tickets or get with Mike FRANCO ('72) and have him send the private Boeing jet and I will drop everything and attend your gigs in Singapore and Hong Kong. Thanks -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt CROWLEY ('75) To: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: Hong Kong and Singapore Hong Kong is my favorite urban area on earth. It really is beautiful. Go up to the top of Victoria Peak (preferably via the inclined tramway from Central) for unbeatable views. Walk along the harborside promenade in Kowloon for great views of Hong Kong Island, especially at night when the city is lit up. Ride a Star Ferry between Kowloon and Central. Enjoy the urban rush and the thrill of being in the exotic atmosphere of east Asia. It's an amazing place. Singapore is less charming, but still incredibly clean (it's okay to drink the tap water!) and modern. Feel free to get out on the streets (extremely low crime rate), and enjoy the variety of Asian cuisines available. I've never been to either place at this time of year, but expect heat and humidity, especially in Singapore. Enjoy! -Matt CROWLEY ('75) ~ Grants Pass, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Colleen SHEERAN Jones - Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mary TRIEM ('47) Mike CLOWES ('54) Ed WALKER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah COLLINS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna FAULKNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri DAUGHERTY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To the keeper of information -- the class of '47 lost another member with the recent death of Homer RAEKES ('47-RIP). http://alumnisandstorm.com/Obits/pics13/RIP47RaekesHomer13.htm -Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) "Spring is here "The grass is riz "I wonder where the flowers is "Burma Shave" -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers predicted Spring arrived at 4 AM PDT **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WALKER ('76) Announcing 100th birthday wishes to our Bomber mom, Elsie Walker on April 27th. -from Susan ('64), Harry ('67), Jim ('71), and Ed ('76). Wow! -Ed WALKER ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim EARP - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gini MILLER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGREGOR ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji BREWDER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: Women Working in WWII at Richland's Sister City, Oak Ridge TN Here is a link to a review of a book about women working at Oak Ridge TN: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/03/20/the-girls-of-atomic-city/ -Mike WAGGONER ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Sister Mary Joanne (RIP) http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Smy/130321-SrJoanne.jpg Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Spring Oh, Spring is so lovely, but if you have hay fever, you don't get to breathe for a couple weeks. First the lilac, then the locust, then the Russian olive (which is the worst of them all). This is how it is. "Oh, this gay, romantic rush of Spring I cannot tolerate, Especially when trees and flowers Begin to pollinate. Though I've spring fever in my heart, Hay fever's in my head; And every time I try to kiss, I have to sneeze instead." I didn't write it and I don't know who did, but it's a perfect fit for me in the Spring. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Rocky SEMMERN ~ Class of 1972 ~ 1953 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Earl BENNETT ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luana IVERS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike RICE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie CRIGLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina JONES ('65) '47 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordie McMASTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet ELL ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Deedee: Some 25 years ago, when the April/September misery of allergic rhinitis reached what I considered unbearable levels (classic dust/mold/pollen), I went to an allergist who gave me four years of desensitization injections (not symptomatic relief treatment). The difference is phenomenal; since then I have used maybe 5-6 Allegra per year between the two seasons. I'll admit he told me that only about 70% of people have that kind of success. I have also recently learned about an acupuncture approach that uses mild electrical stimulation through the needles; it has completely eliminated a variety of food allergies in a friend's daughter (at a chiropractor's office yet!), and another family who are all having excellent improvements in various health issues of these kinds using essential oils (most notably clove), either ingested or absorbed through the skin. Holistic treatments are showing some real promise. Regards, ecb3 - from central Virginia where spring teased us for two days and today the winter wind bit right through my coat. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Spring has sprung? Oh my goodness... I know it's still light out when I go home these days (most days) so it must be coming on spring... so how come I've spent the last few hours singing: "See you in September" to some cute Bomber-babes? I am so very easily confused... must be my small town upbringing... my note today involves a Spalding girl which always brings back fond memories of early rock n roll and hangin' with Keith and Kenny PETERSON ('65;'64), Craig DAVIS ('65) and a buncha other Rock n roll fanatics... I was sitting having my ciggie this morning reading the limited portions of the paper that I read and '50s on 5 was playing "Blue Velvet" by the Clovers... my mind was taken back to the days of Lynster the Spinster ('57) and the Real Don Steele before Don left town for the big time... Lynn would always alternate Blue Velvet by the Covers and the Statues... they still raise goose bumps for me... I know some of you only know another version, but it just reminds me of what a dinosaur I am in so many ways... I mean, the other day I was at a wedding... the people I was sitting with were swooning over a song by Journey, that I'm sure my daughter would love (tho she's just as happy listening to "Smoky Joe's Cafe") and I vaguely recalled... they asked my favorite song during high School... now I coulda said a number of things but I simply recalled the first mixer Tony HARRAH ('65) and I attended, and the song that was playing as we walked in; "Oh Donna"... they all blanched... I'm so damned old fashioned I don't blame my folks for anything... I assume that all good things that happened to me were the result of good decisions and the talents God gave me and all the bad things were the result of bad decisions which I made all by my lonesome... I didn't read a book till I was 21 because I hated being told what to do... I left home before finishing at Col-Hi (I mean I did grageate but not while living at home) because I hated being told what to do... but the crap stuck on the bottom of my boots was all my own doing... I have no idea how I survived Vietnam and the Marine Corps because I had no better attitude in those days... which is perhaps why I was a "success" in the Corps, now that I think of it... I was the poster boy for contempt prior to investigation... so as I look back on it, this Bomber-babe and her older sister ('60-RIP) represent the great life and upbringing so many of us had in Richland... no... our folks weren't perfect and life wasn't perfect, but is sure was grand... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nina JONES ('65) on your special day, March 22, 2013, and Thanks, kiddo, for the memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Becky Pedersen Fitterer ~ Class of 1971 ~ 1952 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HEDGES ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WADE ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michaela GONZALES ('11) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) "Purple shades of eventide "remind me of our love, "when ever they appear, "it's you I'm thinking of." Not sure who wrote the words or the music, but I do remember in '53 or '54 hearing Joanie James sing it. The song has stuck in my mind since. I'm not even sure how high up the charts her version was; but it received a lot of play by the DJs of the day. I don't think it surpassed the ditties sung by "Der Bingle" or the skinny kid from Hoboken, NJ, but it should have. Just shows ta go ya how some music lasts and/or recycles. Thanks, Davey, for reminding me. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where the cold spell may be ending, but there was almost frost on Friday morning **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Test Results Hi everyone, I just got home from seeing the oncologist for that special test results. She had told me any number 18 or less but not more than 32 would be the decider regarding chemotherapy or not. My number was right at 18, like she said "Kind of a gray area." She indicated I'd probably be OK just doing pills but overall it would be better if I do both, chemotherapy and pills with radiation afterwards. She said if I give my OK she will get me a referral for a radiation consult even though I had the mastectomy. She feels the margin was too close to the chest muscle and that area would need to be radiated. The Surgeon had told me she looked at the area thoroughly and if it looked like she needed to she would have removed a portion of the chest muscle but said that area was clean. I am to call her Monday with my decision regarding chemotherapy as she wants me starting it within a week and a half but I'd have to get a port installed first. I have 4 appointments next week and 1 was made a year ago. Please feel free to email me, if you feel you want to, help me decide chemotherapy vs none, just pills. Doing both would be the best from what I've read and I was ready to say "Yes." today but thought I needed a few days after consulting with relatives and friends. It will probably put a hold on me moving back to Richland but so be it if that occurs for now. I'm really leaning to going with the chemotherapy as I know it will make my life better in the long run and I plan on living for years to come. Again, feel free to let me know what you think as I value your opinions. Love, Betti -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Max HOPSON ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1935 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 old (2002) Bomber Memorial today: Earl BENNETT ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd MOORE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy LUST ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DAHLIN ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Bob/Mike: Here's what someone posted on Google - I think your "eventide" is probably more accurate than his "evening tide." http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=74479 A Bing search got a lot more answers, including full lyrics at leoslyrics, and it's actually "Purple shades at eventide." And here's the youtube selection of Joni James singing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn4DpohMTy8 Regards, ecb3 - from central Virginia where it was a classic spring fever day (54 at 6pm), with 3-6" of snow forecast for late Sunday to late Monday - and we're driving to Atlantic city on Monday for a four-day getaway! -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Chemo and Radiation Thanks, Betti, for keeping us updated; it helps to know how to pray for you. As for chemo and/or radiation, that is a personal decision only you can make for you. My husband and I have discussed this many times and have chosen to opt out. We think that the quality of life is important and don't want to spend our time on earth sick from the cure. We know where we are going when we die and although we're not in a hurry to get there, we ARE looking forward to it. When I die, I will be walking into the arms of Jesus; what could be better?! Having said that, neither my husband nor I have actually had to face this decision in real life. We've discussed it, but not had to make a decision. I believe we would follow our plan, but things look different when you are actually facing it. Also, I understand that the success rate for breast cancer is very high. Many women have survived and lived many years after. The odds are pretty good. So, as I said, this is your decision; after all, it's your life! -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jeane Farabee BALDWIN - Class of 1946 ~ 1928 - 2002 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Bill BERLIN ('56), Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen DAVIS ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Loss The Gonzaga loss tonite [3/23] was not a game but a tragedy. To all you Zag fans, remember, you don't feel half as bad as the team does. All the "overrated" jerks will come out of the woodwork. As a fan I have been there many times with my '54 Huskies, football Huskies, Super Bowl 2005 Seahawks, the Sonics leaving town, and the Bombers plenty of times. The Zags will be back. Go out to the airport and welcome them home. -Dick McCOY ('45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Earl BENNETT ('63) Earl, thanks for the link to Joanie James and the lyrics to "Purple Shades". It just goes to prove that whatever Davey says about you is not correct (lol). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are promising mostly dry weather to the 10th of April. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: David RIVERS ('65) In true Las Vegas style, let me introduce DAVID RIVVVEEERRRSSS. You know the boxing ring announcers at the fights at the big Vegas resorts, well that is kind of the way I felt when my dear wife and I met with David over lunch a couple of weeks ago. Great guy and certainly all he is advertised to be, right in the same category as Jimbeaux ('63) and UPTON ('74). David knows Vegas forward and backward and explained a lot of things to us about the city and its growth history, etc. It was nice of him to take the time out of his busy schedule to meet an older Bomber ('56) and wife (Franklin '57). Re: Bomber floater http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Spa/130213-Matt.htm Took about 1000 psi from my Mickey Mouse compressor to blow it up but it is, in the vernacular of the day, "a bomb." Have it out in our community pool, one of 37 here on the Rancho Las Palmas Country Club property, and it is a hit with my grandson and all the other kids ranging fro 5 to 16 from all over the west on spring break. They like the bomb story too, especially the logo because it is "PC... NOT" to them. Re: Betti Avant ('69) Betti, that is a tough decision and I too have not had to face it. Six years ago I had a serious infection on the bottom of my foot and had to have a high powered anti-biotic via I.V. $200 a week at home times six weeks... hum, I got to take my shoes off to cypher this one... so I decided to go into Anacortes to the Infusion Centre and have it done. With the exception of "hisself", all the others were doing chemo so I was the outsider, if you get my drift. I was taking up space and eating far to many cookies, but they eventually accepted me when I commented that at least their hair would grow back and being follicley challenged, mine would never reappear. I have great respect for those people and fighting the big c, as they called it, was not easy or fun but they had their sense of humour on all the time and really helped. Even now I see some at the various grocery stores or city events and I guess that five years is something of a magic number with cancer and obviously they have made it. Whatever you choose to do Betti, you will of course have my thoughts and prayers. Re: Maren Many, many thanks for the great Iditarod coverage. It really brings back a lot of memories, mostly great, but right now I am putting away my Super Cub winter Iditarod kit, debating on taking off the skis, putting away the engine blanket and sweeping out the dog (and musher) hairs... at least in my mind. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Rancho Mirage, CA where the cops arrested a couple of guys stealing cheese from the grocery store and they said to the thieves "Nacho Cheese" and gave them five years in the slammer. Rivers could have gotten them off with three for sure.. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Just want to send happy birthday wishes to my baby sis, Nancy BEARDSLEY Lucke ('65) on Monday, March 25. She is a great sister, wife, Mom and Jam and I love her bunches. -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: iz it spring or memorex? First things first: Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) went in for a 4 way by-pass Sunday around noon... will post on Face book when Jimmie ('65-67) calls after she is out... Prayers and love welcome. Gotta note from Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Leo WEBB ('63) Friday that it was snowing in Oly and then heard it was hailing in Richland... dang... my big problem is all the pollen piling up, tho I will say that our car show season has started (at least the shows the donut boyz do) and we had our first yesterday... spozed ta be 65 with slight wind and since it's been hot after breakfast the last two Saturdays I wore a t-shirt and light jacket... WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!! We all froze the whole show... korse today is hot... next weekend, Easter weekend is a long anticipated weekend (for other than the obvious reason)... Viva Las Vegas weekend which we Vegas boyz boycott with the "Rat City rukus"... now an old and dear friend puts on Viva so for the last 5-6 years I have hadda say I was visiting my daughter in SF (she did live there one year) He does the Suede Palace at the Grand National Roadster Show in January so I always remind him I'll be missing... Viva used to be a total blast till a few bad apples ruined it for everyone... we would take our cars in on Thursday night... have a nice dinner and take them home on Sunday with tons of fun in between... but because a few couldn't behave there are tons of rules and the fun is gone... while we may be crazy, my bunch has always been very responsible... I know, "responsible hot rodders" sounds like a peroxided moron (never understood that phrase... sounds like Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) and me the summer before our 7th grade)... I look forward to seeing Trixy Roth or her youngest, Cody, at the Rukus selling Big Daddy's stuff... one will do the Viva show and the other the Rukus... At the Grand National, I was walking with Cody and his boys and commented on how much they had grown since the last Rat Fink Reunion... little kid looked at me and said: "I don't remember you"... bout busted a gut laughing... Cody said: You know David... and went thru a long story about some picture I took a few years ago at the reunion that is apparently his boy's favorite picture... I don't think the kid was convinced... the Rukus is put on by the Junkyard Pirates... one of the donut guys took one of the Pirate's t-shirts and had "Junkyard Geriatrics" shirts printed up for the donut boyz to wear next week... but hush hush... it's a secret... Well dunno how I got on all that... cuz today is a nuther Spalding Bomber-babe's b-day... I know we spent some time at her house during those years and I always think of Gretchen GRIFFEN ('65-RIP) and Jimmy WEAVER's ('64) sis, Cheryl ('65) when I think of the b-day babe's house... I mean I also think of the PARKER's ('60, '63 & '65) house when I think of Gretchen... but different time and place... Cheryl had a way of making her eyes flash... I mean actually flash... always melted my heart when she did it and I am darned sure she knew exactly what she was doing when she did it... I remember a reunion one time when I saw her walk thru the door... she looked at me... and FLASH... dang, she could still do it and with the exact same effect... I was lucky my knees didn't buckle... but I need to get on with this HB so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) on your special day, March 25, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>George "Lonnie" RENZ ~ Class of 1958 ~ 1940 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Tony DURAN ('55), Barbara SESLAR ('60) George BARNETT ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Karen SULLIVAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hal SMITH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDOUGAL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey SUCHLAND ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Zags loss I'm still lamenting over bracket buster loss by the Zags. They have always been one of my favorite teams. But I must give kudos to my oldest daughter's "Alma Mater" Wichita State Shockers. The playoff started with three teams from Kansas and there are still two in the final 16. Who would of thought! I have Kansas playing Louisville for the championship with Louisville winning it all. Hope some of your brackets are still alive and well.. -Tony DURAN ('55) ~ from cold and snowy Wichita where we'll take any moisture that comes around. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant on the corner of Highway 395 and Clearwater? It was on the right as you turned onto Clearwater. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George BARNETT ('63) Re: 16 best quotes from the retiring Gen. James MATTIS ('68) http://freebeacon.com/the-best-from-mad-dog-mattis/ -George BARNETT ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I say add two more to the list: #17. "Fight fight fight right on to the end... honor and glory we will win... so fight fight fight for old Richland Hi, and victory"... and #18. "GO BOMBERS!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Maren] http://richlandbombers.com/FightSong.html **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Glad I put my glasses on First thing i did this morning was check my yellow stickie to make sure I would do an HB if there was one... saw that there was one for day after tomorrow... almost emailed the future b- day dude to ask his plans for Wednesday... glad I didn't... and, hey, I must say it was nice to get the accolades from the B-day Dude's classmate Bill BERLIN ('56)... kinda fun to have my name "announced" like that... way better than the days when I would hear: "DJ Rivers report to the brig" or "report to Mr. Lyda's Office" or anything else of that nature... and by the way, I had a great time with the Berlins... what a great couple... so what we got here is a Big brother who has always shown a great deal of love and affection for his little bro ('63-RIP) and some great friendship to little kids like me. I met him for the first time at his Brother's "bench dedication" and we wuz off and running as pals ever since... for that I am grateful! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Hal SMITH ('56) on your special day, March 26, 2013!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Busy, Busy Hi all once again, I have several more appointments scheduled in the next few weeks. I agreed to do chemotherapy and am starting that process. On the 3rd I'll be attending an educational session on chemotherapy, on the 8th I'll have my first treatment (4.5 hours or so), and the 9th I have to return for an injection they give the day after treatment. I go to the hospital on the 2nd to have a port installed for the chemo drugs. I forgot my calendar today but knew those dates would work as I had nothing scheduled in April except a haircut (if I need one at that point (*)). I decided I'd be aggressive with this as I want to live a very long time. Thanks for caring. Love, Betti -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen SULLIVAN Schwebke ('73) Re: '73 in '13 reunion - September 5 to 8, 2013 We would like to have any/all of our classmates go to our closed Facebook group page "Richland, WA Class of '73 Bombers". Or contact me at schweet4@charter.net or 509 627-9433 Additional contact is Jerry LEWIS ('73), Webmaster jlewis@owt.com REUNION DATES: September 5 through 8, 2013 We are putting the annual Club 40 Party on the 6th as an event within our reunion schedule. Access to signup and pay for the reunion can be made using PayPal ONLY at: http://www.a-city.us/rhs73 We are doing everything for the reunion electronically, no mail ins or checks or cash or whatever. PayPal takes all credit and debit cards and the fees are very, very low. Thanks so much. -Karen SULLIVAN Schwebke ('73), 40 year Reunion Event Chair (my Mother is Helen BARTLETT Sullivan-Mowery ('52) and my Father was John SULLIVAN ('46-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Loretta LIGGETT Levno - Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Mike BRADY ('61), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char DOSSETT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lenora HUGHES ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BARNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia RUSHWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam GRAYBEAL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McCLANAHAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla ARMSTRONG ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: March madness Retirement has its advantages. One is being able to watch daytime sports. I'm a football guy, but NCAA March basketball is a fun thing, but its seeding is really dumb. Their selection process is worse than the BCS football. It is great to see those 2-digit teams pull an upset, but it just shows how out of it the selectors are. They anointed 8 teams from the exalted Big East, same as last year, and 5 of them were eliminated in their first games. Just like last year. they have a very strange hang up on the Pac 12. Last year Washington won the conference but lost in the PAC 12 tournament. The selectors threw them out, finding 18 games were not as productive as one. Jeez. Don't laugh, your team may be next. This year, Indiana won the Big Ten but lost in their tournament. Were they out? No, they were awarded a No. 1 seed. Oregon won the PAC 12 tournament, but were rewarded with a 12 seed. I rarely root for the quacks, but I hope they take it all this year, just out of spite. Well, maybe not that far. The State hi school 16 team tournaments, now stupidly abandoned, were a perfect example of an unseeded event. Seattle gets a couple teams, and the rest of the state proportionately. Everyone had fun. The NCAA should do the same, 4 teams from each of the power conferences 2 from the second group and 1 for the rest. With a toss of the coin, that would make for some great brackets. By the by, I have watched a lot of BB over the years, Sonics, UW, hi school, but let me say that no one pulls a fast break as good as those Dawald Bomber teams. No one. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) The restaurant I was trying to recall was Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker. My younger sister Donna ('68) remembered! -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: General Jim MATTIS ('68) As opposed to General MATTIS' ('68) machismo, I prefer Theodore Roosevelt's comment, "Walk softly but carry a big stick." [But, but, but... Teddy Roosevelt wasn't a Bomber! -Maren] -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Need Help on The Ravons Help! I'm searching for information on a Tri-Cities "garage band" named The Ravons. They put out a 45 in 1965 or 1966 with the "cuts" being "The Time Has Come" & "I Don't Know Why." Anyone recall this group? ...would appreciated information! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: chemo Glad you decided to take the chemo and fight. Life is worth fighting for... Trust me, I know chemo isn't something that is fun or easy to go through... it takes its toll on your body, mind, and spirit, but you can get through it and come out on the other side. Listen to the advice from your doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals... I had wonderful doctors, nurses, and others who were with me the entire time and gave me all the encouragement I needed... also had lots of good advice on dealing with the side effects of the chemo. Finding humor in some of the things that you will deal with, also helped... Losing my hair was hard, but it saved on shampoo, conditioner, hair spray; or having to use the blow dryer and/or curling iron, on a daily basis; and no more "bad hair days" or "hat-hair". Joked that I was going to draw "eyes" on the back of my head, so I could prove that "Moms really do have eyes in the backs of their heads". *grin* Bomber hugs -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: time passes quickly... Well, thanks to the b-day dude ('63) for sendin' in the MATTIS ('68) quotes... he passed them around earlier and I'm glad he posted them for everyone to enjoy... wonder if Jimbeaux ('63) is still camped out with Uncle Eddie on his front door step with his dog Snot... the B-day Bomber-babe was my first baby sitter.. bet she has some dirty diaper stories that I'd prefer remain untold... the other day somebody was commenting on Ricky Nelson/ Fats Domino songs and his preference for Fats... that always reminds me of our rather sheltered existence growing up in Richland... When I was pretty small... say before Alan Freed coined those famous words: "Rock 'n' Roll" which may or may not have occurred at the Moon Dog Coronation Ball on March 21, 1952... my memories of music run to Bob Wills and Earnest Tubb... not sure how much real rock a billy we got besides Buddy and Roy when that finally started to filter in, but other than little Richard, Fats, Johnny Mathis, the Platters, the Coasters, a couple of Ike and Tina songs, Nat King Cole, Ertha Kitt, Lavern Baker and maybe Chuck Berry, I don't think we got a great deal of what one would really call "black music"... we sure didn't hear Smiley Lewis' version of "One Night" tho we did get Elvis' watered down version and a ton of Pat Boone covers... It wasn't till I was in the Marine Corps that I became aware of the wide variety of music, most of which I had never heard... listening to "black" stations in L.A. and having black buds with record players and tape recorders that my eyes were opened very wide! By the same token, it has only been recently that I learned how many different tribes of Natives were represented in Richland... because we were darker (especially my Dad) we were easily identified... in fact, in his early years, my dad wasn't allowed to drink at the cantina at Hanford... I recall a couple of Hispanic families adopting nationalities of French and Chinese! One of the guys who ran with my gang has refused to return suggesting he was not well treated in Richland... in truth, he was treated as a king... ya know all kids have problems while growing up... I got the crap kicked out me for the color of my skin, but usually it was because of my big mouth... those few other times sure do not make me feel any less grateful for growing up in our little home town... I use any excuse to gather with Bombers especially in Richland... I do recall a Civil Rights march one time in Kennewick... several guys I knew (nobody from my class) grabbed ball bats and shot guns and jumped in cars heading for the rally... I was invited and was totally shocked at the reaction... I'm sure glad I didn't join thru peer pressure... I've told the Fred MILTON ('66) story often and how Fred wouldn't go with me looking for jobs one summer after several days of not finding work when looking together and his explaining the facts of life outside the confines of Richland... I was blown away at the revelation.. it would not be until Staging at Camp Pendleton getting ready to go to Vietnam that I would again confront such tensions... sometimes I wonder if my brain is totally wired correctly... how on earth I can jump from Fats Domino to race relations is beyond me... that's what happens when you write a Sandstorm note while listening to a CLE on Work Product/Attorney-Client privilege on a web-cast... so lemme get down to business and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Lenora HUGHES ('55) and George BARNETT ('63) on your special day, March 27, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49), George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Char DOSSETT Holden ('51) Happy Birthday, Charlotte [on 3/27], I'm sorry we didn't have some catch up time together at the Club 40 event last year. Hope all is well with you and yours. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: General Jim MATTIS ('68) You wrote, "As opposed to General MATTIS' ('68) machismo, I prefer Theodore Roosevelt's comment, "Walk softly but carry a big stick." " Well ... That explains ... a lot, now! -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Another Bomber descendant I'm overjoyed to announce that our son Josh JANICEK ('93) and his wife Gina Maria Coccia (Edmonds '98) had their first child, a boy, on March 26 -- Niko Valentino Janicek. Those Italian genes sure are well represented (Josh 25%, Gina 50%)! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Congratulations to RHS teacher, Jim QUALHEIM ('70) who was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Washington Activity Coordinators Association. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130328-Qualheim.jpg Peace and Easter Blessings ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim HACHTEL ~ Class of 1975 ~ 1957 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie CRIGLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne JOCHEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WISE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARPENTER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BRISTOL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CROW ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber friends are forever OK... got two Bomber-Dudes and two Bomber-babes... hope the three others will not feel slighted but I've got so much history with one dude it's hard for me not to have him dominate this post... One of the babes I've known since the 6th grade and I recall her fondly... the other I've known for the same amount of time as we were neighbors and she was the first girl I ever danced a slow dance with... to "Mr. Blue" by the Fleetwoods (Hey Ellen ('63) tell Gretchen next time you see her... that... may make up for our not attending her gig in L.A.)... One of the dudes was my folks' favorite Box-boy all growed up to be a famous syndicated DJ in the footsteps of the Real Don Steele (NAB)... I'm still waiting to see the Split Window on the streets of Richland... I met the other guy thru Richland Lutheran... We were buds from the beginning and I had many sleep overs at his house before we were ever classmates. Thru him I met the DEITZ Brothers ('64-RIP & '66), Richard TWEDT ('64), Ray STEIN ('64 tho I also knew him from Richland Lutheran) and Stanley MIDDLETON ('63... whata prophetic meeting that was)... When I met him he was built like a medicine ball, but after 5th grade he grew like a weed till he reached his height of 6'4" as I recall... I have his third grade picture somewhere and it was on my computer for years but I can no longer find it... he did send me a picture of us in the Boy Scouts but it's not dated... Since at least 9th grade I have been able to recognize his hand writing from 100 yards... he loved mechanical drawing and became a very well known and respected architect in our little part of the world... during one sleep over, he showed me a 1936 model of a Cord, which he made into a hot rod... he had side pipes on it which I incorporated into the Shelley-Mobile years later and an Edsel nose piece upside down for a grill... I only recently took my Edsel grill to the swap meet as I have never found a car that I could use it on... much smaller in real life than on his Cord... did this kid have an impact on my life? I guess you could say he sure as heck did! Tho I never returned home for 20 years after grageashun, he kept in touch with me all those years... he wrote me in Vietnam and after that would call for long talks... I have to assume, much like our boy Terence Paul Angel ('65... who is moving to Seattle on Sunday, by the way), he did most of the talking as to me a long phone call is one which lasts 30 seconds more than it takes to either get or impart the info which is the subject of the call... When I received an email from Doug HAWKINS ('62) on "Friends Day" I naturally forwarded it to the b-day boy... now I'm one of those gushy guys who makes it a point to tell his friends often that I love them... many squirm as tho I just barfed... I remember SIMPSON ('65-RIP) took a long time before he could say those words... well the b-day boy was able to say it in response to the email... Thanks Dug (spelling intended) for making that happen... So you see, it's the little things that mount to make lasting friendships... for a few years this guy was absent from our '65er gatherings for famblie reasons... but before and after, we have always gathered at his house on Sunday before we all take off again, for pancakes and the best bacon in the world... I guess I should give Ricky WARFORD ('65) his due for getting up early to help with the fixins... This kid patched up my very first date after it went South, when somebody turned the lights out at Skipper's ('65) and told the girl she didn't hafta call her Mom cuz I was a good guy and woulda walked her home... He had the good sense to move over on Johnston across from my first date, near the WEIHERMILLERS ('60, '63, '66, & '67) and my long time love from afar, Mary Lou WATKINS ('63)... I couldn't tell this kid in a million years how much he means to me... but I will always try and for you babes... I can still feel that small hand in mine dancing to "Mr. Blue" and I remember both of you babes in the fondest of memories... and Crowski, I think you may well have been the guy that invented the "I'm a friend of David RIVERS ('65)" chant... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol WISE ('64), Bonnie BRISTOL ('65), Gary "Crowski"/"Crowster" CROW ('65) and Brian "Beej"/"BJ" JOHNSON ('65) on your special day, March 29, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Just for clarity... Teddy R. said, "Speak softly and carry a big stick." -Tedd CADD ('66) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I googled "Walk.. or Speak.." and found this: Walk or Speak? -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Hope NORTHUP Smith ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne KILLAND ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGREGOR ('54wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BELLISTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BIXLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig PERKINS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is time, once again, to break out the ol' propeller beanie in honor of a Bomber Babe's birthday. No long story or any of that. Just a tip of the beanie to Patsy McGREGOR ('54) on this, her 19th birthday. Have fun with it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it portends to be a nice weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babe I started to say it's always good to have a senior Bomber-babe to write about... then I rethought it... what I mean is... this girl and the girls in her class will always be Seniors to me and I'll always be at the bottom of the barrel... I always enjoy seeing this babe with her gang of Bomber-babes... they always remind me of being in school and being gaa gaa over all of them... what's worse is that since I was about in the 6th grade I've worn a size 12 shoe -- a 12-A no less -- I learned in the Marine Corps to go shorter and wider so they don't look like skies... but with my skinny legs even shorter and wider can't be made to look less conspicuous... I can only imagine that I musta tripped over those 12-A's a whole buncha times gawking at the Bomber-babes in school... well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) on your special day, March 30, 2013!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Tribute for John LaChapelle Attached is the article from the March 29th Tri-City Herald regarding the tribute planned for John LaChapelle on April 7th. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130330-LaChapelle.jpg Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent something and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya DAY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita KOLB ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri BOYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Byrne HASKINS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HASKINS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kellie WALSH ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Easter Blessings! Christ is Risen - Matt Maher - Lyrics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mXeA0G_xKc -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jeff TOLSON - Class of 1973 ~ 1954 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2013 ~ May, 2013