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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 ~ 05/01/13 ~ MAY DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Deedee WILLOX ('64) John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ginger ROSE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sylvia PLUMB ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CARLSON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) To: David RIVERS ('65) David, I may have missed something, or, indeed, be suffering from an OTD attack, but does all this "house cleaning" of your office mean that you are retiring for a new, full time career of chasing the ladies? -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Hi Betti. I am very happy to hear that you are already halfway finished. You have kept such an upbeat attitude, which I am sure has served you well. You are an inspiration! -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Bomber Passing It is with a very sad heart that have to let everyone know that our dear friend and Bomber, Pete OVERDAHL ('60), passed away this morning, April 30th. Further information and details will follow as soon as available. Please join me in prayer for Maggie and Pete's entire family. In total shock and grief... -John ZIMMER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Dan HAGGARD ('57) Mary ROSE ('60), David RIVERS ('65) Cathy GEIER ('66), John ZIMMER ('66) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan PHILLIPS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene RICHTER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merradyth TRUNNELL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is with a heavy heart that I make this report. Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) will be sadly missed. His work and contributions to Club 40 and the Conley-Ritchie Scholarship were outstanding. So long, Pete, it has been good to know you. Re: On a lighter note It is the birthday of a Bomber Babe. A truly nice person and her current husband ain't too bad either. So a tip of the ol' propeller beanie for Joan PHILLIPS' ('54) 22nd birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for eighty degree weather for the weekend without a rain cloud in sight. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: Bomber Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) It is with a heavy heart and tears to inform the Bomber family that Pete passed away the morning of April 30th. Pete was the kind of giving person who we all hope to be. He was a friend to all he met. I know we will miss him and his presence in our lives. May he rest in eternal peace. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: The loss of Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) What a shock to see that Pete has passed away. He was such a vital part of our Alumni and will be greatly missed. I do believe he was just about the nicest person in our class of '60. He lived just a block from me and I went from grade school thru high school with him. Just a few years ago he thanked me for trying to teach him to dance in junior high. He was such a very good person, I will miss him. My prayers are with his beautiful wife, Maggie. -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) ~ Centerfield, Utah **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I really don't like losing dear friends Before I start, I need to respond to Q's ('62) question in his May Day post: "Duh, yes." Nuff said. I first met Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) by either email or phone. Now as a kid 5 years his junior, I was well aware of his name, but didn't know of him personally. There are some names that I have always sounded really cool. I remember overhearing some of the coaches one time saying that Mike BOTU ('65-RIP) had one of those names that just screamed for athletic stardom (no they didn't say it that way but you get the idea)... I felt Pete had one of those just inherently cool names... I have a bit of a lisp if I don't think of what I am saying before I say it and David RIVERS is a set of letters strung together that are very difficult for me to say (I know... been saying it for over 66 years and ya'd think I'd have mastered it by now)... so I can get impressed with names... like Bo Belinsky... it just sounds cool even if ya didn't know Bo... Some names gain their coolness from the owner and his life as with our own Number 10 ('64) and Number 32 ('63)... There are cool Bomber-babe names too, like "Kippy Lou" ('62)... ok so I'm nuts... but it's the way I see things... So Pete was preparing for a reunion of his old Air Force buddies to be held in Las Vegas and he either emailed me or called me to see if I could help him out. He was looking for a specific type of German beer with the little porcelain caps, which was what they drank in Germany. I assured him I could locate the beers he wanted in the qualities he needed (I think he wanted to make sure every guy got at least 2)... So I contacted the largest retailer in town (OK I lied... Michelle contacted them) and they assured us they could supply us. At the time I had not yet started representing the retailer so full price was required... now ya gotta unnerstan... just because I represent this guy now, things have changed a lot in Vegas so I mighta hadda pay full price anyway... Back in the day, I represented nearly all of the major hotel/casinos... one of the perks of representation was what they call "comps"... that means I could and did see anyone I wanted at shows in the good seats for free... I still have one former client (the sons have taken their Dads' place) that gives me comps but I am kinda embarrassed to call them any more... When I call, I just want front row seats but they don't stop at that and comp me too... so on the day the reunion started, Michelle and I drove over to the meeting place and met Maggie and Pete to drop off the booze. Since that time Pete and I had a great friendship and we always met up when I was in town. Now a few years back, I thought we all agreed that none of us would get sick any more. I guess that pact was something to wish and hope for but beyond the power even of Mighty, Mighty Bombers. So for Maggie and alla Pete's friends I wanna say I join you in wishing Pete to rest in peace. We know he will. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hi Bombers, A quick note... it has been 5 years since I returned to Seattle. I am so grateful to be back, through employment transition, very rainy winters and some summertimes I remain happily a waterside child. You may have seen me and the other 999 in red shirts on our legislatures' steps holding signs for smaller class sizes on the news last weekend. I remain committed to education. I am quite involved in yoga here and invite Bomber friends to connect up sometime. Happy May Day, -Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) I have been asked to pass on the following information for Pete's services: DATE: May 11, 2013 TIME: 10:00 am WHERE: Faith Assembly Church, 1800 N. Rd. 72, Pasco Full obituary information will be in the paper Tuesday, May 7th Bomber Prayers -John ZIMMER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Santino FONTANA ('00) ~ From 5/1/13 TC Herald Richland High school graduate Santino FONTANA ('00) has been making a name for himself on Broadway in recent years. His talent for singing, dancing and acting has earned him a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of The Prince at the Broadway Theater in New York City. Fontana, 30, portrays Prince Toper in a revival production of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, which opened earlier this year. Click to Read more. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Keith ARNDT ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Mike RICE ('60), John ADKINS ('62) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy ELY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) I am so sad that Pete will no longer light our presence! He was one of the finest people I've worked with, so giving of himself for the welfare of present and future generations, and a great respecter of the past. I got to know him on Club 40's Scholarship Committee. He was always a hard worker and an inspiring leader who brought out the best in his associates. My prayers and sympathy go to Maggie, her relatives and all who were close to Pete. With love and respect, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) Just can't believe we have lost such a wonderful man in Bomberville!!! Pete and I were talking the day before about helping with the raffle at Club 40 celebration in September. He and I were going to sell tickets at the door on Friday and Saturday nights. (Please let me know if any of you reading this want to help with me at the table) Danny HAGGARD ('57) will be selling tickets on the floor on Saturday as Glen ROSE ('58) (who runs this raffle) will be at his class reunion. I know the unfinished cork birdhouse sitting on his work bench at home is meant for the raffle drawing!!! Pete and one of our board members had just spoken at 10:30 am the morning he passed away!!! They say his heart attack was sudden and he did not suffer!!! Thank God!!! In the Herald article today they mentioned Pete loved sending cards to people for special things. I was lucky enough to have received one of his cards last week, thanking me for the report on the food menu for Club 40 that I gave at our board meeting on April 27th. He has always been such a kind, considerate person. I also shared things with Pete at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center where he was in the Men's Club and I in the Guild. We decorated Christmas trees together and helped at the center when needed. What a special guy!! Miss you, Pete, just saying your name!! I will be paying my respects to you at your service on May 11th!!! Rest In Peace!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco, where it is going to be 80 this weekend!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith ARNDT ('60) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) What a loss to Bomber Nation. I talked with Pete's wife, Maggie, and mentioned perhaps creating a Pete Overdahl Memorial Scholarship. She said Pete would love that. We don't want to compete with current or future plans of Club 40, but I can't think of a better person to memorialize. Pete was the kind of person we all wish we were. Maggie said that his obituary will recommend donations to the local cancer society or a charity of your choice. Hopefully, we can put something together. -Keith ARNDT ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) I was in near shock reading John ZIMMER's ('66) note about Pete's passing. While we were not close friends, our paths crossed a few times over the years. In my work on explosives safety I have met a lot of people in all levels of law enforcement. But without a doubt, Pete was the nicest of any of them. A true gentleman in every sense of the word. My sincere sympathies to Maggie and his family. May he rest in peace, and God keep his soul safe. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike RICE ('60) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) I was saddened to hear about Pete passing. He was an example to all on how to treat people and live life well. -Mike RICE ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) Remembering a good fella I recall, when the Bomber Veterans Tribute was first displayed, Pete was one of the people who sought me out and expressed his appreciation for our efforts. He got choked up thinking about these Bombers being remembered. I guess comes down to - Pete cared for people, and people cared for Pete. With that, I share with you the pictures I have taken of Pete at Club 40 events. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Adk/130503-00.htm -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) I recall Pete as he grew up in the same block that I did as a kid. Of course he was "much older" than I but I do remember him. We both grew up on the 1300 block of Torbett, his house on the opposite side of the street and diagonal corner from mine. His family moved away soon there after but I know my late mother always talked about him since as she worked for the Richland Police Department and he, of course, became a Washington State Trooper as I recall. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where the weather has finally turned spring-like (in the 70s) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Anna May WANN ('49) Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Ken ELY ('49-RIP) Just had a long phone conversation with Betty ELY King ('47). She called to let me know that her brother Ken (Chuck) passed away on January 16, 2013. She says she has been so down and depressed since his passing that she hasn't felt like calling anyone. Ken was on dialysis and then came down with pneumonia. There was no obituary placed in the papers, but Betty did want us to say something in the Sandstorm. Thanks, Ann -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy CROSE Snowhite ('58) Attention class of 1958 We are having our 55 Year class reunion this September 5th ? 7th. Our program/dinner will be held on Saturday night (6th). Be watching your mailbox this month (May) for a registration letter. We are offering a tour of B-Reactor, Winery Tour, Golf tournament, Jet Boat trip to the Hanford Reach, and a tour of Richland High School. You should have time to join Club 40 on Friday night. -Judy CROSE Snowhite ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Pete OVERDAHL ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Karen COLE ('55), Lenora HUGHES ('55) Ferna GAROUTTE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti COLE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rance JONES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janni WISE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allison ALTMAN ('00) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Ken ELY ('49RIP) was a terrific classmate; dedicated, enthusiastic, hard working and had a wonderful sense of humor. In his retired life, after a career in the Air Force, he served as a major volunteer for the annual jazz festival held in the Sacramento, CA, area. An event that drew thousands of people from all over the world with double digit figures for venues all over the city. He was one of the organizers and was proud of his work. I know this as Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) and I took my parents (my dad was a Dixieland jazz fan) to the festival many years ago and Ken made our visit comfortable, gave us insight on the entire event and was a magnificent representative. Later, Joe WILSON ('49), Rick REED ('49) and I, met at Joe's nearby home a couple of times to recall those good old Bomber days over a few beers. Lots of fun. Ken will be missed. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) ~ On an RV road trip to Texas to visit the presidential libraries and back through the Southwestern Indian territory; stop off at Los Alamos Laboratory to recall those early days in Hanford **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my "old" friend, Patti COLE Pierce ('52). I could have said "long-time" friend, but "old" is so much more fun! But I'll catch up with you in November! How well I remember living near each other in High School and walking together most days. Sharleen ('50-RIP) and Terry ('52) and I were so happy to have neighbors in our same classes! Then rooming on the same hall in Kamola, during our first year at CWU. (At that time, CWCE, Central Washington College of Education.) Here we are, both back in Richland. Lots of changes in both our lives since those days! I hope to see you for an actual visit sometime this summer. Right now, I'm sort of tied up trying to sell my house. Love and wishes for a wonderful coming year! Any former Richlandites wanting to move back to "Gods country"? My ad is on forsalebyowner.com -- Find the box in the top/left corner, type 23943705 in the box and click the SEARCH button... -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in beautiful Richland with cool nights and warm days! I'm loving it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy birthday Patti "Patootie." Who would have thought so many years ago, with all the fighting, arguing and yelling, that we'd end up best friends. In fact, all five sisters form a best friend circle that has yet to be broken. Sorry Johnny, wrong gender. We've made a lot of great memories over the years with our trips, and we're still making memories even though we can't stay up all night eating shrimp cocktails and playing games. The whole experience has been about being together and having a good time with each other. These times are becoming more precious as we grow older. We are so proud of you Patti, the pretty princess, cheerleader, and ONLY girl in a popular dance band, now you are the ultimate mom, grandma, etc. This is turning into a David RIVERS ('65) birthday tribute (Without the creative spelling that I enjoy so much.) In closing, have a wonderful day and know that we love you. Barbara ('50), Karen ('55), Jackie & Judie ('63), John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) Re: Bomber luncheon in Las Vegas, NV. DATE: May 11th TIME: 12:30 PM PLACE: Macayo Vegas Restaurant A sad note to add. Just heard from Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) that her brother, Rufus GAROUTTE ('55) passed away yesterday [5/3/13] from cardiac arrest. Very sad news. Prayers go out to the family. Many hugs, -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) Re: Ruffus GAROUTTE ('55-RIP) My brother passed away yesterday [5/3/13]. He had just gone thru surgery in Phoenix and had a cardiac arrest. The family was staying at his son's (Don/Sue) home for the surgery. He will be greatly missed by all of us. -Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Judy WILLOX ('61), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwight BURKE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BOLIN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo BUSTAD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad PUGH ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Re: RESCHEDULED Bomber Lunch ALL Bomber Lunch, aka Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch ATTENTION!! PLEASE READ! In honor of and respect for Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) and his beloved wife, Maggie, I am rescheduling our lunch from May 11th to the following Saturday, which will be RESCHEDULED DATE: May 18, 2013 If there are any of you who regularly attend and know of people who do not read or get the Alumni Sandstorm, will you let them know? I will do my best to let the regulars know whom I suspect do not read the Sandstorm or do not have internet. Any one out there who does know someone who regularly attends but know they don't have internet, please give them this information. This reschedule is done so that those of you who wish to can attend the funeral service for Pete which will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10am at Faith Assembly (Road 72 & Court) in Pasco followed by a grave side service at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. Pete was loved by many and will be missed by so many as well. May 11th must be all about Pete and Maggie; may God bless them both! To: Maggie Overdahl I still keenly feel the pain that you are going through these sad and painful days, Maggie, and my heart is breaking for you. I know that God will speed Pete's journey home to Him and I ask Him to give you the strength and courage that you will need to heal from this terrible loss in your life. I am so sorry Maggie. To: Myrna BOLIN Turner ('63) Happy Birthday to my dearest friend who will be 28 today. That means I will turn the ever-lasting 29 in November. Hey, you can turn that next year ole' pal and then we will both be forever 29. I thought our best days were back when we were in high school, so maybe we can even go back further huh? Oh to be that young again huh? NOT! Or, only if I had the knowledge that I do now. LOL Love ya gal and hope your day is all that you deserve and filled with love and laughter! I miss you so much and wish that you were closer like you used to be. Bomber Tears, -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where there are many heavy hearts these days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: GAROUTTE Family To: Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) I have many fond memories of the GAROUTTE family. It's always a sad day to say the final goodbye to a family member. Ferna, I recall a few fishing trips with your Dad. Our Dads were good friends. God Bless you and your family, -Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The birthdays keep a comin' Well, I can see I need to add a few Cole ('50,'52,'55) Bomber- babes to my cheat sheet... since I already have the other three Cole kids this would be the largest famblie HB so far... I will do my best to update it so I don't miss anyone... but this will be a challenge to rival the "W" Bomber-babes ('60,'63,'66,'67).. I sure hope I'm up to the task... I will say that our Home town editor and my bestex will often send me a little note to make sure I haven't forgotten... usually, but not always I just haven't sat down at the computer yet... now as a total dinosaur ya gotta unnerstan my cheat sheet is just that... a long paper list of b-days. Those dates are transferred monthly to a yellow stickie which is pasted to one of the speakers and if I maka mistake transferring (as I often do) I'm in big trubel... today I'm pretty early on my post... when I'm at work I try and get them going before I get busy doing something work related as once I focus I don't change directions very easily... but today is the "prep" day for a "procedure" I made the mistake of broadcasting in the SS a couple of months ago when I made the pointment... May was waaaaaaay off in the future and I was just fine with that... Kinda like in March, when Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) made the mistake of telling me she and Tony (NAB but almost from all the lunches he's been to) would be here for a visit... I let all the local Bombers know that I would be bringing them to the Bomber Lunch... I was two months early... she'll be here next weekend... duh... just did the same thing with Laura PARKER ('65) and John FOSTER ('65)... they said they'd see me Friday... I got all weirded out thinking I had forgot something... they meant at the '65er gathering which starts onna Friday... (this is starting to sound like a Karen COLE ('55) post WITH alla goofy spelling... of course you should know that my spelling comes from the fact that I refused to read as a kid, never learned how ta spell and refused to learn my times tables... it is a total defense mechanism... so that if I screw up it goes unnoticed... well kinda unnoticed)... Oh before I launch into the b-days I gotta tell ya... When I cleared out the office of my big stuff, I also relocated the "scale"... The scale was the one used to weigh many of our parents (and maybe even some of you who worked at Hanford) AND most of us when Dr. Corrado moved it to his office in 1954. On my 60th b-day, John CORRADO ('64) and Janine RIGHTMIRE Corrado ('65) gave me the scale. It is now prominently displayed in my house rather than at my office... I'm sending pix of the scale with this post unless I forget, in which case I'm not... OK... time for the real stuff... somebody wake up that kid from the Class of '52 I think it was... We gotta Bomber-babe and two Bomber Dudes having their special day on the day of my "procedure" (now there's a b-day mental picture that ain't gonna fade away real soon)... I've known each of these kids for a very long time, 'cept the Babe who I met through her sis ('65-RIP) and we've become close buds for a while now... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Myrna BOLIN ('63... see ya September, sweets); Leo BUSTAD ('64) and Brad PUGH ('66) on your special day, May 6, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Riv/130506-Scale.jpg -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: May 2013 "Ladies of '65" Lunch WHEN: Friday, May 10th TIME: 1pm WHERE: the "new" 3C Prime Restaurant (formerly TC Prime) 1408 N Louisiana, Kennewick The restaurant is kitty-korner from the Olive Garden Restaurant (their parking lots are next to each other)! Since it's Mother's Day weekend, consider bringing your Mother, Daughter, or a close lady friend as your guest! (Please let me know if you plan to do so... so I can 'modify' our reservation. Thanks!) If you have any questions or would like a copy of 3C's Lunch Menu, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Dick WIGHT ('52) Larry HARROLD (?56), Maryanne GRENINGER ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff HARTMAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diana BENNETT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laverne VANDENBERG ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) I am saddened by the passing of Pete. We were not "close" friends, but I admired the many good things he did for Club 40, and I like to think that he felt the same about me. We had a Board planning meeting last April 20 at the Richland library, and when I entered the foyer, he was the first person I saw. He said "Hi, Dick. How ya doin'?" I replied that I was doing fine and he replied the same. Of course he wasn't. He never mentioned his affliction to me, but I wish he had. I am a 20 year survivor next June, and I would have liked to talk to him about our mutual problem. It wouldn't have changed anything, but we would have had a closer understanding about each other. As it is, I feel a much deeper feeling for Pete's passing, much as tho for a "close" friend. Later, Pete -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Bomber lunches in Richland To: Judy WILLOX ('61) et al My wife Ruth and I are visiting Richland area for a week starting June 25th, and will be in Yakima and Prosser for a couple weeks before we hit Richland. Are we likely to be around for a Bomber lunch??? -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ currently "getting fried" by the heat in Sun City, AZ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Dick, I'm SURE the girls of '63 & '64 would LOVE to see you at the Spudnut Shop, 11:30 on 5/29 ... and Class of '60 would love to chat with you and Ruth at 3 Margaritas, 11:30 on 6/1 if you're still in town... AND/OR just PLAN something for 5/25 and tell everybody where and what time to show up!!! My observation is that Bombers LOVE to have lunch with other BOMBERS... any time... any place... especially in Richland. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry HARROLD ('56) Re: Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) I have not yet come to grips with the recognition that Pete is suddenly gone and no longer part of my life. I really got to know Pete while serving with him on the Club 40 Scholarship Committee for four years. I have never met a man who gave so much and expected so little in return. I told him once that he was retired and should slow down and "smell the roses." He immediately responded that he couldn't do that because when he just sits, his arthritis flares up and then he has to go to rehab. Besides, he said, there is just too much that needs to be done. If I remember correctly, Pete has had 12 surgical procedures (mainly related to his joints, rotator cuff, hip, knees, etc.) since he retired, but they didn't seem to slow him down much or reduce his productivity. Pete was always a man of his word, and when he had a job to do you always got what was promised plus a little extra. I am very proud to be a friend of Pete OVERDAHL. My heart goes out to Maggie for her loss. He will be missed by all those who knew him. -Larry HARROLD ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) I work in a thrift shop as a volunteer, at Loma Linda Univ. It is for the students, mostly medical/dental students. Well, guess who walked in today? Steve PANTHER's ('67) son! David Panther. He is a resident now in Dermatology at Loma Linda University Medical School. What a very small world! -Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67wb) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty BELL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McFALL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis BARR ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug RATHBUN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOGAN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Not that we were really "best buds", but we did have a mutual connection that I mentioned once before. I'd mention it again, only the "spell check gremlin" would change things and it wouldn't have the same interpretation. On that note, the only thing left is to wish Tom McKEOWN ('53) a Happy Birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the warm weather has abated until next weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) It seems like it was exactly 49 years ago today, me thinks it was a Friday, in fact I know it was a Friday, a Wazzu Friday. We were in Dr. Rahm's Geology 101 class. As always I was seated in close to proximity to Mary Lou and Ellen, who not only always smelled good but both took excellent notes. I was unable to follow the lecture on aphanitic basalt or some other entrancing igneous rock, 'cause I could not figure out what they were babbling about. I mean they ware wound up, hyperventilating and in an almost trance like stye that couldn't exactly be described as Verklempt, but more like the Beattles on Ed Sullivan hysteria. Turned out it was over some "Field Day" that was maybe only celebrated in the Palouse. To Ellen, Mary Lou and all you other Cougs out there, "Hooray, Hooray for the Eighth of May". -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Group hug I'm sitting here listening to a CLE (continuing legal education) which is not covering what I had hoped it would but quite interesting anyway... I've gotta make a quick turn around to Phoenix very early inna morning and I should return in time to do my HB for a good bud of mine on the 9th, but knowing my memory and stamina of late figure I'd better include him in this HB. As an aside, for anyone who has never had the "procedure" and is dreading it, lemme just say that I found it to be an inconvenience and not much more... even the prep wasn't nearly as bad as people made me think it would be... but boy was I tired afterward... Slept for several hours after and then slept like a log last night... nuff said won't discuss again... Today, we have a Bomber-babe and a dear friend we have recently lost. In fact, the Sandstorm is still filled with Bombers who have not yet got their heads and hearts around the loss of this wonderful Bomber... and then we gotta guy on the 9th that is always listed as a WB... I never knew he was a WB and have always considered him a great Bomber... he has always been a great friend to me at the drop of a hat and when I think of the time and energy he gave to help fabricate our huge Bomb over which ADAIR ('65-'67) has become the custodian of record, having taken over that job from Roy BALLARD ('63) so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) and Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) on your special day, May 8, 2013 and to Jim STULL ('62) on your special day, May 9, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Luana IVERS ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) John ADKINS ('62), George BARNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry LUKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STULL ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Mary BAILEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TEEPLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val TRENT ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Re: Dick WIGHT ('52) Hey Dick! We have a group that has lunch every Friday at noon at Sterlings on GWWay! Quite a few are from the Class of '52 so you would know most of us. Anyone else is welcome too. -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: From the "Boy! Is my face red." dept. All that talk about "spell check gremlins" got me to wish a Happy Birthday to the wrong brother. If you spell the name right the machine doesn't correct it. So, a day late, let me wish a Happy Birthday to Jim McKEOWN ('53) instead of his brother Tom ('53-RIP). And please accept my apologies. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is predicted that there will be some more warm days, but possibly rain on Mother's Day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: 8th of May To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) jimbeaux - And all these years I had living under the misguided delusion that it was the 1st of May - guess it never mattered anyway. -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George BARNETT ('63) Re: Information Every now and then something tickles my fancy. Today I think I'll just go out on the proverbial limb and send an unsolicited blurb to the 'Storm with a picture as proof. Now I live way down in Arizona you know and rumors do get distorted somewhat by distance, HOWEVER, I heard that the WSU cougar (mascot) has come up missing from the campus compound. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Bar/130509-Info.jpg Now I would be the LAST person to make any accusatory claims of gross misconduct by misguided hunters, however, do I see a clear coincidence? I would say this case clearly requires a qualified investigator. Anyone know of one? Other comments heard along the way are below. Bye Geo. (63) -George BARNETT ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LOLLIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ANDREWS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne CHRISTENSEN ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwayne BUSSMAN ('98) =========================== Re: Gene CONLEY ('48) In recognition of Gene Conley's baseball excellence, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association are proud to announce that Gene has been selected for induction to the Milwaukee Braves Honor Roll. The Brewers initiated the Braves Wall of Fame in 2004 by honoring Warren Spahn. Since then they have added 10 more illustrious Braves, the most recent being Hank Aaron and Del Crandall in 2012. Conley will bring the total to an even dozen. Gene was inducted on 5/6/13: Click for article w/pictures. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'Nuther Cool Named Kid I don't think my two named buddy, Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) could be called best buds but it's always nice to see his HB's inna SS... for a Squid, he ain't a bad guy... for a Squid... I've been hearing about the 8th of May for ever now and since I went to ASU, I guess it wasn't celebrated there... ML ('63) and Ellen ('63) always say they are gonna spane it... but they never do... I think they think it makes them feel like big time Seniors to have a secret they don't share with a lowly Soph... That's what I think!... so anyway, oh hey... have the rest of you coach flyers noticed how cramped the seats are on planes these days/ My ride to Phoenix yesterday was only an hour up and an hours back, but my neck and back feel as tho I flew across the pond! I must say I did get felt up coming back. I really think they should have girls do that for the guys... doubt the girls feel the same way, 'cept maybe one girl from '63 who once went by the name: "for a good time and a fuzzy sweater call"... I always wear suspenders... I got no ass and so they really do hold my pants up and I'm not even a fireman... now I had no trouble with the full nekud (either buck or butt) scanner as they could see that the metal was on the braces... but the normal metal detector was a problem... the guy asked if I wanted to take them off or have a "little" pat-down... rather than have may pants fall down and lose my totally cool image I opted for the pat down... holy crap... I'da paid for a drive in, Zips and a drive to Benton City back inna day for something like that from Ms fuzzy sweater... Nuff said... so this guy and I have become great friends over the past several years... I knew of him at Col-Hi but our paths didn't really cross... I coveted his name since I first heard it... I won't go thru the cool name explanation again... since it plays out much better in my back and forth discussions with my self than it does in print... He has enriched my music collection greatly and it's always fun to run into each other on my trips to Richland... even if it's only to find a package at the Hotel which he has so thoughtfully dropped off for me... I think the last few years he's been playing Mr. Pyrotechnic (or is it Pirate Technician... can't recall) so we've kinda missed each other the last couple of years in person... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chuck LOLLIS ('64) on your special day, May 10, 2013!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Freedom Well, my friends I'm free *grin*. I had my hairdresser shave off what was left of my hair which wasn't much. I'll get some pictures to the site once I figure what I need to do to get them side by side. I have one on my desktop that is no longer on my camera card that was taken the day before my mastectomy, 12 weeks ago on Friday. I want to put that and the two today on a page together but I'm still trying to figure out how to do it. If anyone has some ideas for me feel free to let me know. Like I said the one is no longer on my camera's memory card but on my desktop. -Betti AVANT, aka "baldy" ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill McCUE ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob DANA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave DORAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Chuck LOLLIS' ('64) Pyro Work To: David RIVERS ('65) Chuck was on the crew for the 50th Anniversary of the City of Richland display. Not sure what kind of bug bit him, but he decided it was a fun and interesting part time occupation. He showed up at other events and learned what to do. Now he is a valuable assistant at several events. He even showed up at St. Maries, Idaho for the ultra-large display we do over Labor Day weekend. I got a call from the pyro in charge a few days later saying "I don't know where he came from, but you can send him out on my displays any time. He's great. He does anything you ask quickly without complaint and he really knows what he is doing". Chuck is now a welcome member on any of several crews and we look forward to his cheerful demeanor and willingness to help. In our planning for 4th of July this year everybody was saying "Be sure to call that guy, Chuck." Thanks for being there Chuck, see you at Umatilla 22 June. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Famous Bombers It was fitting to read about Gene CONLEY'S ('48) induction to the hall of fame... When I mentioned my two-named friend from the class of '54 the other day I was tempted to paraphrase Jack KEENEY's ('65) quip to Terry DAVIS ('65) at R2K when he screamed out "If ya was gonna change yer name, why didn't ya pick somthin' famous like Ray STEIN ('64)" and wuz gonna suggest "If ya was gonna change yer name why didn't ya pick someone famous like Gene CONLEY ('48)"... I truly miss corresponding with Gene and am sorry we lost touch. OK... two 'nownsmunts: First, Saturday (5/11/13 -- TODAY) at 12:30 the Vegas Bombers will be having a lunch. I will be bringing Ann ENGEL Schafer ('65) and Tony Siegmund with me so I hope we get a big turn out. Second: The '65er gathering is coming up on June 21st thru the 24th. Friday nite will be the normal "Watch the Cars" from Cecilia BENNETT's ('65) house on GWWay starting around 5 or so... bring booze, water, soda and food. We'll have some stuff there but we can always use more and that way Lyman ('65) has food to take home to keep him going for the next week. Saturday, we will party hardy at Ruth Simpson's place. Time to be announced. We'll see if Beej is up to serving breakfast at his place Sunday morning before everyone leaves. ALSO we will be doing the dedication of the Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) bench during the week end. Jane Beyer has taken the job of making arrangements and I'll try and keep you all informed. If you would like to donate for the bench, please email me and I'll send you the info. The new name for the "Sorry 7", aka "65er gathering" is "The Party of the Year" so be there or be square.. as usual, this is NOT just for '65ers and Y'all come" as Mary Lou WATKINS ('63 Okie from... wherever) would say. (I know I'm in trubel for not remembering where in Okieville... I used ta know) See ya soon! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Pictures Hi Maren, Here are the 3 pictures I mentioned. Someone offered to put them together for me in a collage. [That was me who offered, Betti... -Maren] http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ava/130511-Hair.jpg Thanks, -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/13 - HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick ROBERTS ('49), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYs Today!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Maren, any idea how we can send a not congrats note to Gene CONLEY ('48)? [Dick, I really don't know... maybe Gene reads the Sandstorm online and will contact me and ask for your email address. That's all I can think of. -Maren] -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I am really happy that I don't have to rely on photography for a living. It has taken me two weeks to just get a few shots sorted out and ready to send out. What can I say, I'm old and unfocused. For your enjoyment a few shots of the Procession of the Species in Olympia. I prefer to watch the preparation/form up; the samba and drumming groups are warming up, lots of colorful costumes milling around and almost everyone in a good mood. The crowds along the parade route are as much an event as the parade itself. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ver/130512-00.htm -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ full bore springtime in near Lacey, WA lots of flowers and plenty of pollen, Happy Mother's Day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Pictures Good for you! Now, you will have to keep us updated on what it looks like when it comes back in... curly, straight, thin, thick, red, black, silver, blonde, brown, or salt 'n' pepper. *Grin* hang in there and take care. Bomber hugs. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ 90s have arrived in Bakersfield, CA and I'm wishing we had our cooler temps still. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I love Mommies HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY to all the Bomber-babe Mommies and their mommies and their mommies and and and... I figure if I make a big deal of it nobody will notice that Frank WHITESIDE's ('63) name is not above at the first of the Sandstorm and will just remember it as an echo... I will not mention being kidnapped by pirates or anything because I have a feeling some of you question my veracity at times... I mean, not that it isn't reasonably within question at times... like there was the time... no can't share that... and then the time... uh... bad form... well ok a couple a times I have stretched the truth... like the time I told this girl that it was "thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat big" and then she saw the little guppy I caught at Wellsian "lake" in the second grade... so I'm guilty, I confess! Hope Frank's b-day was a good one. Someone questioned how I was gonna keep track of the b-days when I left my office... the answer is prolly rather badly... but at least my yellow stickies will be on the computer at home and I won't have ta remember to bring the weekend ones home on Friday... I settled my last case for my 4th to last client Friday and I was totally 'zawsted but it ain't no 'scuse so that's that... sometimes I gotta laugh at the kinds of money is involved in some of these cases... for some of these people the term "millions" is like most of it look at much smaller numbers... MUCH smaller numbers... eww eww... Ow ow? (I'm trying to sound like Horshack, but our letters don't do well for that sound)... The Bomber Vegas lunch was small but nice... sometimes intimate is gooder 'n big... .I think Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) and Tony (NAB) had a nice time considering they hadda ride to and back from the Luxor in my un-air conditioned F-1 Pickup (no more cars with back seats inna stable)... I sure know the rest of us enjoyed seeing them! Hey... I'm wondering... is the class of '63 doing shirts for September??????? Sure hope so... would hate ta have a missing year in the set... well, as a poor little orphaned boy, I just wanna say another HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY to all our Bomber Moms out there and did I mention I'm an orphan? So if yer feeling a little sorry for me... my number is BEachwood 4-5789 you can call me up and hava date any old time...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Bomber kudos Bomber kudos to Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) who put together my pictures for me and Pattie CRIGLER Cole ('59) for her offer to help with the picture project. I'll find a program and perhaps put them on a card for my new address when I move come summer. Of course when I sent out Christmas cards I had no idea that my biopsy right after the first of the year would show breast cancer so no one other than relatives and close friends now know that. This year has dragged by ever so slowly but I'm thankful that so far the road hasn't been as bumpy as it could be (knock on wood). Thanks for all the kind words from Bombers everywhere as it's truly been appreciated. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA the place where "baldy" can call home for now ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STULL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Pete OVERDAHL's ('60-RIP) funeral For all of those friends and classmates who were unable to attend Pete's funeral yesterday, May 11, 2013, here are some photos I took. What a wonderful day of remembering a wonderful man!! Club 40 and all Bombers have lost a kind man and we all send our blessings to his wife, Maggie. Bomber tears, -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: All Bomber Lunch, aka Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch RESCHEDULED Since the Lunch has been moved from May 11 to May 18, I will not be there. My daughter-in-love is graduating from college and my granddaughter is graduating from Gonzaga Prep, so I have to be there! :) Please... any of you who will be there... please take pictures and send them to Maren. Thanking you ahead of time. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ~ where it has gotten suddenly HOT. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'nuther May b-day... Bomber-babes rule All right... I ain't buyin this "no birthdays on Mommie's Day"... there just ain't no way no how in alla Bomberdom, there isn't one kid who had his b-day on Mommie's Day... time fer somebody to fess up!!!!!!!!!! With that said, I think I figgered out my problem... got up good and early on Mommie's day and sat buy the phone for about an hour... OK maybe it was more than an hour... I'm not proud... I can admit it... thought that little clue on my status as a orphan might get me a few jingles... no such luck... I checked the dial on the phone... yup it turns the way it should... then I thought maybe the people on the party line had forgot to hang up the phone... but not like the old dayz... I mean I don't even know who they are... then it hit me... some Bomber-babes prolly forgot how it works... OK girls... when you call... you don't actually spell out BEachwood on the phone... If ya don't remember WHitehall then it's time fer a little lesson... ya see look on your phone... see how it has numbers and letters? You only use the first two letters... so in my case you dial 234-5789 not 232245789... so next time ya get the desire (and you know you will) to pick up the ol' phone and make that call that's how you do it... hmmmmmm maybe that was a mistake... I mean if I've explained all that, and no Bomber-babes call... oh no no no I don't even wanna think about it... the shame... the disgrace... (hey ML ('63), do me a favor and call me 6 times... Ellen ('63) call me another 6... I'd call you butchou always hang up) then I'll report all the calls I got and we can put the "for a good time call" back on the girl's gym wall... I really think it will work this time... I really do... so what if I didn't get a single call in the last 40 something years... it prolly got smeared... so I am sure there was a good purpose to this post... I'd better check the "re" line... oh sure... Birthday time!!!!!!!!!! I wuz just spoofin'... I didn't really ferget... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peggy STULL ('64) on your special day, May 13, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Annette VERELLEN ('56), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Mike BRADY ('61), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claudia STOFFEL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randal SOUTHAM ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) Re: Challenge for the class of '56 My family is putting on a golf tournament June 29th, 2013, to raise money for Multiple Myeloma Research. My husband, Leon, passed away from this nasty cancer in 2007. This is our third tournament. We donated $5,000 in 2011, $5,600 last year. Last year the class of 1979 donated more than $50 to sponsor a hole. My kids, all Bomber alumni, have decided to challenge each of their classes to see which class can raise the most money for the tournament. They have planned a challenge event at the "M" lounge, (old Holiday Inn, 1515 GWWay), May 25 6pm, for anyone to attend. I just thought I would let everyone know about this and see if my class is interested in the challenge. Any class is welcome to participate. Any amount is welcome. You can contact me through my email address if you have interest or any questions. -Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Pete's Funeral Pix To: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Marilynn, How very thoughtful of you to send the pictures from Pete's funeral. It just about killed me not to be able to attend. I'm recovering from a broken hip and so was unable to be there for this lovely and wonderful man. And didn't we have glorious Bomber weather for the services? What a loss for the Class of '60. Some years ago, Pete pretty much took over as class leader and class reunion organizer. However will we replace him? Thoughts and prayers for Maggie. Bomber Tears, -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: A book about a pioneer family In the 3rd or 4th grade at Sacajawea, our teacher (Mrs. Mead or Mrs. Bryzinski), read a story about a pioneer family traveling in a covered wagon along one of the trails heading west. I was excited each afternoon to hear the next chapter. I believe that's where my love of reading started. Does anyone remember the name of the book or have memories of it? I would like to read it. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland High freshman Swetha SHUTTHANANDAN ('16) attending international science fair - From 5/13/13 Tri-City Herald Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a much cooler and rainy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Question Does anybody remember a man named Stan Myers? He lived on the corner of Adams and Cullum in 1956 and on Duane (now Goethals) in 1957 (and maybe 1958). -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) Mike RICE ('60), David RIVERS ('65) WARNING FOR ALL Re: Cell Phone Photos Posted Online http://www.youtube.com/embed/N2vARzvWxwY?rel=0 watch to the end... for how to set your phone so you don't run this risk! BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BIRGE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SWAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven McCOLLEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is a birthday greeting to a young lady, whom I happen to know. Granted we never met at school or at the hop. Had to wait until a Club 40 gathering. She is a nice person, and certainly meets Davey's criteria of being a Bomber Babe. She does have a MUCH older brother ('59). So, without any more ado, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie on the occasion of Marilyn SWAN Beddo's ('63) birthday. I certainly hope you will have many more and that that brother of yours (with all his dogs) didn't come tracking mud all over your freshly shampooed carpet. He has a reputation for that. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is being variable and cool for the next week. Local strawberries will soon be on the stands. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber 2013 Picnic DATE: Saturday - August 10, 2013 TIME: 12:00 noon - until we get tired or run out of stories WHERE: Lewisville Park - North of Vancouver, WA on Highway 503 Plan to join us - bring annuals and/or reunion pictures to share. More information will be sent out later - just please be sure to mark your Calendars!!! Thanks! -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike RICE ('60) Carolyn Bowers, Bomber Mom to Cliff BOWERS ('61), Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) and Dale BOWERS ('65) passed last Saturday. She will be missed. -Mike RICE ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: No t-shirts... I can't believe it So here I am working on my fake ID so I can get into the "taco bar" with the class of '63... so first I gotta put a "stache" on my grageashun picture to make me look older... I think it'll work pretty well... got me one a them typewriter re-rasers in a circle with the broom end on it to re-rase the 5 in my year to make it a 3. Now I know a bunch of the kids in '63 are about 2 years older than I am, so I figure I need to change my birthdate to' 44 steada '46... all that accomplished I should be OK and since I'm sending in my 25 smackers I should be covered as long as nobody looks too closely at where the re-rasher went through the paper... that may be a dead give away... but I could start a conversation with the person at the door... something like... "Hey isn't that a red tailed crane over there in the river?" Or... "Wow! Who is that swimming topless in the pool?" (that only works if it's a guy tho)... I decided it was bad form to try and sneak into the gormet dinner... anyway they're just having Jive Chicken, crusty salmon and prime rib with cracked peppers on it so I might just kinda move it around on the plate anyway... that's a heck of a lotta food for the price and I'd give myself away if I took a doggie bag... I am VERY concerned tho that there ain't no comemarashun t-shirt... I mean, man it's 50 years... when my buddy was going to his 50th (and I was going to my 25th) I thought he must be older than dirt... not suggesting that the class of '63 is as old as he was... they couldn't be... they're all so dang young... yeah I know... not as young as I am... and I'd never call them old, but just the other day I got in trubel for calling two of their girls "big" girls... I didn't say "large" girls I just meant bigger 'n me... (hmmm I guess that could be taken wrong)... well I know this Bomber-babe unnerstans me cuz she one a my favorite Bomber-babes so befoe I get both feet in my mouth: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marilyn SWAN Beddo ('63) on your special day, May 15, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Ruffus GAROUTTE ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1936 - 2013 >>Ken ELY ~ Class of 1949 ~ 1931 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61) Duane LEE ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDANIELS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy KLEINPETER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Susan and Arabella A couple of days ago I asked my Bomber friends on Sandstorm if anyone remembered the title of a book about a family traveling west in a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail. My third grade teacher read us a chapter each day when we returned from lunch. Anyway, I was talking with my sister Mary Jane ('63) today and she remembered the name of the book because she loved it too. The title is "Susan and Arabella" by Rhoda Morris (1942). I checked to see if the book is on Amazon and it is. One problem, the book is a collector's item and cost $349! I just checked the libraries in the area. They have it at the Everett library but don't allow it to be checked out. So, I'll be spending some time in Everett. I was REALLY surprised my sister, Mary Jane ('63), remembered. Incidentally, she said one afternoon the teacher was about to read a chapter from the book but the kids were unruly (sp?). She told them to behave or she wouldn't read. Mary Jane began telling the children to be quiet and the teacher hit her with a ruler. She thought Mary Jane was disrupting the class. My "sweet" little sister called her a Witch and word got back to the teacher. That teacher always liked me best! :) -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) I have a 1945 picture of my Mom holding me up when I was two months old below the street signs at the corner of DUANE and LEE. Not sure who "Duane" was but apparently "Goethals" was more important. The Les Schwab on Stevens has been bulldozed and something else is going up. Our grandson is a sophomore at Hanford (the other school) and came in second in the 800 at the Richland Twi-light Track Meet last week. He was one second behind a BOMBER... DUH! We are heading up to Spokane to watch him run in Regionals Friday and Saturday. My wife, Eva STEEL Lee ('63), and daughter, Tania LEE Bates ('87) are jabbering away about Nordstrom's. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Memories... Watched a show on the King last night. I always forget what an impact that man on my life. I think I was a huge Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnette Trio, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran etc. fan and just lose track of how much Elvis meant to me growing up. I remember coming home from an Elvis movie (pick one... any one) and wrestling with Jerry LARSEN ('65) and Terry TOMPSON ('65) trying to decide who looked more like Elvis. None of us looked at all like him but we tried... we had our duck tails and our sneer... the collar half up on our shirts... kinda like Katie SHEERAN Johnson ('61) wears hers (swooooon), only we wuz guy- guys with our little skinny belts and all (I'll treat you with a picture if I remember)... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Riv/130516-DJR-Elvis.jpg Little did I know that years later I would be sitting right at the stage on opening night twice a year for about 5 years... watching him hand out his little hound dogs and scarves to the chicks sitting next to me... it was magic, pure magic... when I watch shows like that I recall what a marvelous performer he was and how personable he seemed. When I just listen to the same old records on the radio I forget the magic... the absolute magic he wove over our generation. I've never seen anything like it and don't expect to ever see anything like it again. Many of his songs bring tears to my eyes and chills up my spine (but not my leg... I leave the leg chilling stuff to Leo WEBB ('63)) I think the closest I ever came to the intimacy he exuded was the Who in a small venue at the Hard Rock, but nobody has ever had the magic for me. On the way in this morning I was listening to some of the groups and solos outa the University of Wisconsin... I used to date the widow of one of those musicians... it was pretty wild seeing all of that stuff collected in one room... made my office look small time... but alas... she was the daughter of a Mafia Don and I decided continuing to see her could be bad for my health... kinda like what happened to Tommy Sands... I don't need that kinda trouble! Then Dean HOFF ('62) sent me about the coolest sign from a Wisconsin Boarder and just made my day! Ah, but it's birthday time and I'm sorry to say I never took this Bomber-babe to the prom or to an Elvis concert... But she's still one a my favorite Bomber-babes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sandy JONES ('65) on your special day, May 16, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Judy WILLOX ('61), John ADKINS ('62) Donna NELSON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betsy FOX ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch RESCHEDULED To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers No matter when you attended Richland/Col-Hi school; or even if you left before graduation, you are welcome! You're invited to join us at the All Bomber Lunch! Bring your spouse, classmate, or a friend and join us to celebrate Bomber Pride, friendship and memories. You can even make new friends along the way! May: May is for Mother's Day and Armed Forces Day, so bring your hot Mama or cool Veteran out to lunch. WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 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 cooler than last week, and I love it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Les Schwab Les Schwab is building a new facility - should be done in October. They are currently doing business out of the line up building - and I remember when that was a drive-in. -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: 5/16 entry from Mike BRADY ('61) OMG! Sweet Mary Jane BRADY ('63) is soooo right. I always was the "3rd wheel" when she, Carol NORTHOVER ('63-RIP) and I played but in defense of the teacher (because I am a tired retired one and subbing now), teachers make mistakes and have bad days and are "human!" Can't do anything like that now and bet she never forgot it. Rulers are only used now to "make state standards" from my experience. Little House came to mind when you were referring to a book about a family crossing the prairie. The series turned me on to reading... well sorta. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mom always liked him best Mike Brady's ('61) story reminded me of 5th grade at Spalding. My class was made up of probably the worst "hoods" ever to hit that school. When I look at the class picture it almost sends shivers up my spine. We were one unruly bunch. That was the year I got two rival gangs, of which I was the "Pres" to have a fight on the playground while I was on School Boy Patrol... ah heck, it seem like a good idea at the time. The West Richland bunch, "the JDs" were much better equipped than the kids from Richland. Naturally Georgie AASAL ('65-RIP) suffered a broken nose, which kinda alerted the principal, that something was amiss... I swore my innocence, but he wasn't hearin' it... he just kept saying "I know it was you"... I've always figured that's why we moved to Jason Lee... anyway, we had a teacher who will remain un-named here... she carried a rubber hose... she was also deaf, which often lead to the wrong kid getting clobbered for the wrong offense... Craig DAVIS ('65) and I went to my Mom (why I'll never know) to report it... she said that knowing that bunch anything we got we deserved, perhaps not at that moment, but for something else... Well, we decided to play the "dad said ok if you say ok" with Craig's mom and told her my mom was going to the principal to report our inhumane treatment... Mrs. Davis took the bait and the lady lost her rubber hose privileges... since we lived right across the street to the entrance to the 5th grade wing, the lady came over and cried on my Mom's shoulder... after my dad got home I probably cried on Craig's shoulder... who knows... I then moved to Jason Lee, where my mom adopted Terry DAVIS ('65) as her new son and disowned me (nah, not really... I disowned my folks a few years later... but that's another story... one I'm not real proud of)... guess I should kind of apologize to the Bomber-babe havin' the b-day today... I didn't mean to lump her in with my early dayz of delinquency... but hey... keeps me entertained if nothing else... tell that kid in the class of '52 he can wake up now and wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Betsy FOX ('63) on her special day, May 17, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jean HELGESON ~ Class of 1971 ~ 1953 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/13 ~ ARMED FORCES DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Bruce STRAND ('69), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alice HANTHORN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry PITMAN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEENEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman POWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline STANFIELD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thor CULVERHOUSE ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Bev WETHERALD ('63-RIP) I added a photo of Bev WETHERALD to her memorial page at the Find-a-Grave website. If you are not familiar with this website, you can click on the photo to get a larger image. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmpid=48120415&GRid=28488514& Re: Find A Grave website http://www.findagrave.com/ This site has been around since 1998 and in the last few years this has become a really good site to do genealogy research. Sometimes there is a lot of good information, and sometimes there is almost nothing. I have thought about joining for years, but just did so 10 days ago. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mass B-day wish I always enjoy this b-day, day... not that I don't enjoy all b- days... I do... where else in the world could a kid from a small town like ours have the opportunity to wish so many people an HB all during the year? While I'm writing this, I'm trying to supply "one word" to Carl "Beaver" BEYER's ('65) wife describing Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) for the bench and plaque we'll be dedicating at the "Party of the Year" during CDNs [Cool Desert Nights]... don't forget, Friday nite at Cecilia's (south of the corner of Haines and GWWay... ya can't miss us on the grass) and Saturday evening at Ruth Simpson's... I can't come up with one word... Several years ago, Terry DAVIS ('65) and I were driving from L.A. to Riverside during "El Nino"... we stopped for something to eat (with Davis that is kind of an every 15 minute stop) and were talking about Steve... we were trying to describe him then too... I said he reminded me of the Big box of crayons and that he was prolly the only one of us left who could still see all those colors, while the remainder of us viewed life through a much more muted palate... I'm also trying to give her my "updated" list of emails... no matter how often I try and update it, it is always way off... I'm looking like crazy to find C MOORE's ('65) "new" address and can't find it or they all look alike... she scolded me when I didn't update it and I am sure I did but where I have no clue... arrrrrrrrrgh... well, anyway, each of the B-day kids was a favorite of Steve's and a favorite of mine... one saved my bacon so many times in HS I can't begin to count... thank goodness he and Davis were as good with their punches as I was with my mouth... I had a big one and much of what I said could be and normally was construed as provocation... If I gave the impression that he eats leftovers the other day, I hope I didn't offend... I'll try and think of nicer things to say from now on... Another one of these kids made me a leather belt in craft class or something... I still have it... he was also spozed ta be my "best man" on a trip with my sweetie Senior year to Ideeho... nobody told us Ideeho closed down on the 4th of July... duh... another, I remember as being Kenny JOHNSON's ('65-RIP) bestest pal... they always seemed to be together and it's always great to see BFF (I just learned what that meant a short while ago) together... the Bomber-babe was my first date and has a place deep in my heart... I guess first loves are like that... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lyman POWELL ('65), Jackson KEENEY ('65), Kerry PITMAN ('65) and Caroline STANFIELD ('66) on your special day, May 18, 2013!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Happy Birthday Dad! (NAB), but a Bomber Dad... Love, Bruce ('69), Karen ('70), Doug ('74), and Marlene ('76) -Bruce STRAND ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: (RIP) Frederick "Fred" Zimmerly Burnham Just a few weeks ago I had a Sandstorm entry celebrating Fred Burnham?s retirement at the age of 57 from Albertson's in Richland. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/03/07/2302284/the-boss-retires-from-albertsons.html Sadly, today Maren forwarded me the news that Fred had died. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/05/17/2398059/frederick-fred-z-burnham.html Fred far outlived the life expectancy of a 1950's Down's Syndrome baby and certainly achieved much more than was expected of him. Fred was in the "NAB" category since Special Ed in those days didn't include the possibility of High School graduation but, if Fred didn't have the option of being a Bomber, he was certainly All-Richland... Richland and the Richland Albertson's are a sadder place today. RIP, Freddy! -Gary TURNER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Patricia KELLY Schuette ~ Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Barbara KRAMER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula FRISTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan THORNTON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy THORNTON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David CARSON ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara KRAMER Krema ('54) Re: History Project I am working on an oral history project for a class I am taking and plan to be in Richland next week to visit former '54 classmates and gather information. I understand Bombers meet at Sterling's [on GWWay] every Friday at noon. Sounds like a good place to talk over "old times". In particular I hope Dick McCOY ('45) will come as we were neighbors way way back when on Thayer. Hope to see you all there. If you are not able to come and have a great "how it was" story, please email it to me. -Barbara KRAMER Krema ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Barbara, McCOY lives on the west side, so probably won't be there Friday... he does, however, show up for Club 40 every September... 6th & 7th this year -- every year it's the first week end after Labor Day. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENNEDY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carmen MAFFEO ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy birthday to my dear cousin, Bob CROSS ('62) yesterday. Hope it was a super fun day!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom GRAHAM ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Happy birthday to my "baby Brother" David CARSON ('76) on 5/19. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Senior Discounts I have seen this in the Sandstorm before, but I thought I would share it again. Keep this list and send a copy to your senior friends and relatives. YOU must ASK for your discount! message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=80899 or www.bradsdeals.com/blog/senior-discounts/ or www.giftcardgranny.com/blog/senior-discounts/ or www.localseniordiscounts.com/ or www.retiredbrains.com/Discounts+For+Seniors/ or www.sciddy.com/ Remember: you must ASK for your discount! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Slight Hiccup Hi Everyone, I had my 3rd chemo treatment today and all went well or so I thought. The nurse disconnected the drugs and said if I needed to use the bathroom to go ahead while she got the Heparin to flush the line. When I came back she did my vitals like they always do and I noticed my upper arm felt hot while the cuff was inflating. She noticed after taking the cuff off my arm from the elbow down was red and hot to the touch and that was through her gloves. She asked me if I was short of breath and I said "No." but wasn't really sure at that point. She got the charge nurse to look at it and they decided to do some measurements of my arms to comparison and contacted the oncologist I saw today as my regular one is out of town. He came and looked at it and when my arm was down it got redder but when it was raised up the redness went away, he was truly baffled as to what was going on and said I may need an ultrasound study the vascular area of my right arm to rule out a clot. He told the nurse to elevate it for 30 minutes and then he'd recheck it. Well the 30 minutes came and went and it was still somewhat there but not as pronounced. The charge nurse put a call through to him and when he didn't come over she went to the other side and talked with him. He finally came and looked at it and by then it wasn't noticeable. I told him I have to come in tomorrow for that shot so we'll look at it again. The nurse told me what to look for tonight and tomorrow and if it returns I need to call the emergency line and tell them what went on today. She'll be working again tomorrow and will check it when I go in. She wonders if somehow something temporarily blocked off the flow and it didn't last for whatever reason. Well, only 1 more treatment and I can look into that move. I'll keep you all posted. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62), Linda REINING ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda HESS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I read the Alumni Sandstorm every day, but I seldom have anything of interest to write. So I thought I'd write anyway. I've had several reminders of my mortality lately. I now have hearing aids; although my hearing is deficient in only certain frequencies, it makes it difficult to understand people. Then my optometrist informed me I have the beginnings of cataracts in both eyes, although not bad enough (yet) to require surgery. Then my doctor gave me an EKG and sent me to a cardiologist because it indicated I may have had a mild heart attack some time. I had an echo cardiogram and two treadmill stress tests ? the second with radioactive dye to determine if some areas of the heart weren't getting enough blood circulation. The technician asked if I had any concerns about the radioactive dye. I said "No, I grew up in Richland, Washington, and we always considered it an asset to glow in the dark." Fortunately, everything came out normal. My doctor wants to see me again in three months, so I guess he thinks I'll last at least that long. The weather has warmed up to the 90s and 100s, and we can now use our swimming pool. I swim (well, more like paddle) about 45 minutes every day, so at least I'm getting some exercise. We had a solar heater installed and it has helped warm the pool up earlier that it would have. 85 is very comfortable. Much more so than the cold Columbia River was. I've also gotten to use my "RHS Bomb" floater in it. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Spa/130213-Matt.htm We also had a solar electric system installed, but it hasn't been turned on yet waiting for inspections by the city and the electric company. Those have finally been done and it will be "commissioned" on Wednesday. We have a 20-year lease at a fixed rate which is supposed to be less than the electric company would normally charge. My main activity is my weekly Toastmaster meeting. I finally earned the highest award in Toastmasters, Distinguished Toastmaster. I'm giving a humorous speech tomorrow night titled "That Was My First Mistake." It's about my first date with Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP) (and the first date ever for her). Does anyone who went to Carmichael remember a black girl, first name Sandy (if my memory is correct)? She went to Carmichael my eighth grade, 1957-'58. I have my ninth-grade annual, but she's not in it. I mentioned her in one of my speeches, but don't know her last name. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ with blue skies and warm weather **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Slight Hiccup Oh my gosh! Sorry to hear you had a slight "hiccup". Glad you are okay, and keeping fingers crossed that you won't have any more problems. Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress. Take care. Bomber hugs. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ temperatures are heating up in Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Funeral notice for Frederick Z. Burnham (NaB-RIP) A private grave side service was held May 20th. However, to honor and acknowledge Fred?s life and his love of people, social events and food, there will be a Celebration Event on Monday, June 10th, at the Memories at Sunset Event Center. If you knew Fred, you are more than welcome to attend. A Buffet dinner will be served during the Celebration from 5:30pm to 8pm. http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10851.php -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: End of an era. General Jim MATTIS ('68) is a civilian today. The end of an era in the Corps. The one good thing is Pappy SWAN ('59) and I have picked up a new hunting and fishing partner. Welcome back to God's Country. -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) Ed WOOD ('62) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terri ROYCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry MATTHEWS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul FELTS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) Happy birthday [on 5/21/13] to an old friend from way back during our youth and playing that baseball game with the cards to Tom GRAHAM ('55). I hope you had a great day and many more to come. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Your body may be giving you pause, but your memory is just fine. You're probably remembering Sandie Savare, who was in our 9th grade class at Carmichael, and our sophomore year at Col-Hi, but disappeared from our yearbooks after that. Re: Weekend Plans Janice and I are off this weekend for a two week camping trip in the 5th wheel to Yellowstone and Tetons. We haven't been there since before the big fire in '88. I'm sure by going this early we'll beat the crowds and the wildlife will be right there in front of us, but we may need to navigate some snow. We still haven't cleared all of our passes in Colorado. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Now What I went to the imaging center this afternoon to drop off something for the breast patient navigator. She asked me how my arm was doing [See 5/21/13 entry] as I had emailed her about it. I told her it seems to be better. I had the nurses look at it yesterday when I went in for my injection post chemo. They thought it looked better but felt it could still somewhat be there. The charge nurse was in contact with the oncologist I saw Monday by email and he was supposed to let her know what I was supposed to do. He never got back with her so she told me to go home and she'd call me after he let her know what I needed to do, if anything. She never called me last night so I told the navigator that this afternoon. She texted them and told them I was on my way home and I needed to be called. I had just put my dinner in the microwave when the phone rang. It wasn't the clinic but the hospital saying they had an order for me to have an ultrasound study of my arm. She asked me some questions as the ordering person's name didn't sound familiar to me. I guess it was one of the oncologist's nurses who I hadn't met on Monday as the one who took me back is the medical assistant for my regular oncologist. I'm scheduled for tomorrow afternoon and I guess we'll see if anything is going on, sure hope not since it's my right arm and of course I'm right handed. When it rains it pours, huh? Prayers please as I know the power of Bomber prayer. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA where it's rained most of the day and isn't very warm ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tony TELLIER ('57), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony TELLIER ('57) Re: Keith ARNDT ('60) about Bob COWAN ('60-RIP) I just read Keith's comments on the "Sandstorm" re: Bob COWAN... brought a smile to my tired old eyes! OK, LMAO is more like it! -Tony TELLIER ('57) ~ Freezin' my butt in Berlin ... 2013/05/23 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Paul KNUTSON ('59-RIP) memorial Lucille Knutson (mother of Paul) called me last night to let me know she is planning a memorial to honor Paul. It will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall off the bypass in Richland on Saturday, June 15th from 1pm to 4pm. Anyone who plans on attending can email me and I will let Lucille know. She needs a head count in order to prepare everything. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Well, good grief, girl, you are sure having more than your fair share! Dang! Had hoped that this "arm business" would have been resolved by now! Going through cancer should be enough to deal with, without adding heart problems to it! Dang! I'm going to keep "good thoughts" and hope/pray that maybe this is just a "fluke" and won?t be anything serious. I have congestive heart failure and when I went through chemo, it did more damage than they had first thought... had to have a defibrillator/pacemaker implanted, so I understand your fears and apprehension about all this. You hang in there, you have lots of Bomber prayers in your corner... Bomber hugs, -Linda REINING ('64) ~ goofy weather in Bakersfield, CA 5/21 we were in the high 90s, 5/22 we were in mid 70s, and tonight(5/22), we were in the 60s... not complaining about the cooler temps, as I am NOT a fan of heat. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Negative I had my ultrasound study of my right arm today and thankfully it was negative for any blood clots. Thank you, Bombers everywhere... you're the best. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly BELCHER ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER 56th ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene HORNE & Carol BISHOP ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Pacemaker Time Hi Troops, It looks like my saw bones' group is teaming up on me!!!! I had the temporary Holter unit on for a day last week. They called me yesterday and said I am going in next Tuesday to have the Pacemaker put in. They seem to think that pulse rates in the 30s and low 40s with long gaps in between some of them are not conducive to a longer lifetime!!!!!! My heart man says the single wire unit is all I need for my type of A-Fib. The Boston Scientific Pulse Generator is a cute little unit that will be hidden up under my collar bone. Besides, my surgeon is a "Jeeper" so he's gotta be good, Right?? I guess a few prayers couldn't hurt!!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff + one new & two old Bomber Memorials today: Bill BERLIN ('56), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole WICKSTROM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dolores MOODY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cecilia BENNETT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KOOP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul McNEILL ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) To: Gus KEENEY ('57) Dude, welcome to the Brothers of the Heart. I had a Pacemaker/ Defibrillator, also Boston Scientific, put in September 2011 and it is working like a charm. My Afib was like yours, lows in the 30s and highs in the mid-40s and it should be around 60. It is amazing how much better you will feel and ironically it helped me get eight full hours of sleep each night. Not sure what that has to do with the Brothers of the Bladder but no more 0 dark 30 runs to the loo for me. After about six months of having it in, I went in for a routine check, they wave a wand over your PM [Pacemaker] and it reads all kinds of stuff, like battery life, rate of beats (or is that beets) per minute (bpm) and beat regularity. Mine was still at 60 bpm but he suggested I might like 65 so we upped it and that too made an immediate change in my activity level. As I said, mine has a defibrillator along with the PM [Pacemaker] all in the same package but it requires three leads. The idea here is, since I had a four-way bypass in 1970, is to read the bpm and if they drop suddenly the defib kicks in with a jolt and time to get to the ER [emergency room]. My doctor in Bellingham, WA, who is a U of Washington Medical School grad with my doctor in Rancho Mirage, CA, asked me if I would like to see the procedure and if you are like me, I said "Yes". Did it with my original angioplasty procedure and it was a hoot and this was just as interesting getting all three leads into the right position. I know how and why they work now, one positive and two negative, the positive works both the PM [Pacemaker] and the defib whilst the negative leads are for the PM [Pacemaker] part and the other for the defib operation. Now if this is TMI [too much information], just read it before breakfast but I am thinking of you on Tuesday, buddy. We are all in this together (to quote Red green). -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA just 15 miles where the I-5 bridge section fell into the Skagit River Thursday night. It will not affect me too much but it is sure going to screw up traffic in both directions. If any Bombers are heading north to Bellingham or Vancouver and need a route a little less traveled, just let me know. I have a key to Farmer Boosma's river ditch bank road gate, just like we used to do on the irrigation ditch banks in and around Richland. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Cue the bugles, Cue the muffled drums, call the VFW and tell 'em to empty the bar, 'cause we need an Honor Guard or have Maren and WHITESIDE ('63) find me a Bourbon Street Funeral Brass Band. It's with a heavy heart that we announce "Cousin Eddy has left the building". He hasn't joined the Choir Eternal, or gone the way of the Carrier Pigeon, actually he's gone to a new home, and just in time as gas in Seattle is now about $4.00. We had a great time taking some of you along with us when we "Ran Away With The Circus" fifteen months and twenty five states ago. We darkened the doors and lowered the property values of many great Bomber hosts along the way. The largess of all the member volunteers of FLAWB (Food And Lodging For Aimlessly Wandering Bombers) was amazing and I wept openly when we emptied Eddy out and fingered the towels and pillow cases we had purloined along the way. The Happy Hours saluting the Green & Gold with old friends kept us smiling and singing along with Fifties on Five for miles and miles and miles. Just before he roared off into the sunset (like Alan Ladd in "Shane"), I gave him a wet one over the left headlight, thanked him for his dependability and companionship, told him to always wear clean underwear and to always say "please and thank you and to always tell them you had a nice time" (just as my mother told me when I left for Viet Nam). Gonna miss the road and for any of you who have ever wanted to "Head out on the highway, looking for adventure?.", Just Do It -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Pacemaker I have had mine for two years, Medtronic/ProtectaXT. also have a defibrillator... they are both on my right side, between my collarbone and breast... had to have it on the right, cause I still have the "port" on the left side. I was a bit upset when heart doctor said I had to have one... kept thinking I wasn't "that" old, but when he said my heart just wasn't pumping enough to keep me alive, I decided having that little device implanted under my skin was small price to pay to be able to be here to still aggravate my daughters and my grandchildren. *grin* It hasn't interfered with my doing anything that I have wanted to do and it hasn't "gone off" either. They did let me hear the noise it would make if it was ever "in use"... sounds like the piercing wail of a European siren... only "downside" that I can see to having it is that I might "set off" metal detectors in court houses and airports. Take care. Bomber hugs. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Parts is parts Good luck to my ol' Pal Gus KEENEY ('57) on his tune up... the B-day Bomber-babe just recently hadda bit of a part replacement herself... corse she was wined and dined and treated like royalty by that famous B-ball player, Denny NALDER ('65)... AND chauffeured back and forth from Boise to boot... now that's class, but then she's a classy babe... she is also the Hostess with the mostess for the Friday night gathering during the Greatest party of the year (is that the new name for the '65er gathering?... I think so)... she always provides us with perfect seating for the car parade during CDNs [Cool Desert Nights]... tho it was a little cozy last year in the rain... notwithstanding the fact that she was tormented a good bit of her life by living across the street from my ilugitumutt son ('65)... she didn't turn out too badly, unless you ask her older Bro ('63), who believes I have corrupted her with my writing "skills"... but hey, older Bro's can be rough now and then... I mean he has suggested she take up cycling with him during the Gold Medal Class of '63's 50th Reunion... with her new hip... (Don't worry B-day babe... I'm still working on our fake IDs... I've decided not to put a 'stache on yours... that wouldn't make you look older... just strange)... This is the Bomber-babe who always comes up with fun surprises for the dinner guests at Christmas time up in Oly... and always eats all of her Pomegranate salad... man she almost licks the plate and she never steals my wonderful gifts from the grab bag like one Bomber-babe ('63) I can think of does... (Rosalie!!!!!!)... If I'm reeeeeeel good she even picks me up at the airport for the ride over... and if I'm reeel reeeel good she'll stop a few times for Spudies along the way... she also has a song written in her honor... I think Paul Simon mighta writ it... but it's sad so I won't sing it here... all about breakin' hearts and stuff... All in all I'd say she's just an all round Wild Child if the truth be known and I sure hope she doesn't get too wild on her special day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cecilia BENNETT ('65) on you special day, May 26, 2013! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: On This Day ~ May 25, 2013 Tri-City Herald In 1950: A 19-month old Richland boy with a charmed life stepped on a rattlesnake about a half block from GWWay last night and the snake did not bite him. Jimmy HUNTER ('66wb), son of Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Hunter, 418 Abert, was walking with his father two weeks ago when a car backed over the boy in a driveway. He escaped with bruises. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Better Days The past day and a half have definitely been a lot better. I was so out of sorts on Thursday with little appetite. I don't know if it was knowing I was having that ultrasound study [on my arm} or not and what it could mean for me. Since Thursday night however the days have gone on to be good ones for me. Everyone has commented on my positive attitude and I know that is key in healing so if it was only 1 day I guess I'm deserving of that now and then... just don't want to make it a habit though. Thanks for the continuing Bomber prayers, they definitely have lifted me up. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Greg REITEN ~ Class of 1969 ~ 1950 - 2013 >>Melanie ORGILL Meinhardt ~ Class of 1983 ~ 1964 - 2007 >>Dick HUSTED ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1933 - 2004 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/13 ~ MEMORIAL DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55), Mike BRADY ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOYD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PERL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: MEMORIAL DAY The last Monday in May we honor those who died - serving their homeland with dedication and pride. They gave their lives for this country so great - It's in remembrance of them that we now celebrate. As we enjoy the beginning of our summer fun season, may we take time to contemplate the meaning of "Memorial Day". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKqT0-3JV5E&feature=youtube_gdata_player A few things I can no longer do! Although with the last one, I've got that one down pretty good! https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=A6XUVjK9W4o Re: POW homecoming This is a wonderful story -- a Memoral Day salute and pride for our marines http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=C6f_FvZpm3g -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) & David RIVERS ('65) You guys are talented writers. I always enjoy your entries and love the creativity. When are your books coming out? -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) The outpouring of support we've received over Cousin Eddy [the RV] leaving the building has been overwhelming. The makeshift shrine outside of the storage lot which has been Cousin Eddy's abode since we got him home has become somewhat of a major tourist attraction. The menagerie of stuffed animals alone is nearly horse high and when combined with the vast array of mylar balloons, candles, flowers and poems is absolutely breathtaking. There is also a sizable pile of beer cans which is a nice touch that Eddy would have liked as would he have appreciated the two espresso stands, Hawaiian Ice trailer and taco truck. There were also several of the requisite and for Kirkland [WA] the ubiquitous chiropractor booths. I listed Cousin Eddy for sale on Craigslist. I got a fair number of calls, 95% of which wanted to know my lowest price. I told them that instead of me giving them my low ball, to come take a look and give me their highest price. I didn't get my price, but as someone told me, "at least you didn't lose as much as if you had bought it new". I guess that makes me a genius. The best offer I received was someone who offered to trade me four cemetery plots at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood. I gave that one a hearty Pasadena, as I didn't want to spend eternity that close to I-405. Not to fret, we're moving on. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Memorial Day May your thoughts on this holiday include a tribute to our heroes who believe in freedom and defend our country. God Bless America. We need to pause and thank! For those who fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKqT0-3JV5E&feature=youtube_gdata_player Re: RHS champions Congratulations to Elizabeth QUICK ('13) as she added two titles to her resume? by taking the gold in the 4A State high jump and pole vault at Mount Tahoma High in Tacoma: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/05/25/2409160/state-track-richlands-quick-adds.html Also, to Travis ZUROSKE ('13) and Zach FISHER ('13) who took third place at 4A State in doubles tennis in Richland: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/05/25/2409132/4a-state-tennis-richlands-zuroske.html WAY TO GO BOMBERS!!! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ann BISHOP ('56), Gus KEENEY ('57) Shirley SHERWOOD ('62), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bob & Roberta GROUT ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HOWARD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tracy WRIGHT ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori LYSO ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: Tony DURAN ('55) Can no longer do? Try NEVER COULD... well except for that last one. That might hurt though. My steps aren't carpeted. -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) I hope all you Bombers had a safe Memorial Day weekend!!!!! I asked my heart man if I could get the deluxe model pacemaker that would jump start a Jeep out in the desert. He informed me that that model wasn't covered by my insurance... -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) You are so funny. I can't tell you how much I look forward to reading your entries. I read about "Cousin Eddy" to my husband, but neither one of us knew what you were talking about until tonight when I read your latest entry. We also have a "cousin Eddy" (although, of course, we don't call it that); we just scare up lots of money whenever we go anywhere. But it beats motels. -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Shirley, OMG! You never checked out the Cousin Eddy blog last year??? http://czneddy.blogspot.com/ -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: there's always a bigger kid around It was with great regret that I learned of the probable sale of Cuzin Eddie tho I must say that I thought Jimbeaux ('63) had mentioned a while back that he was in the market for a newer model... perhaps that's not proper subject matter for the SS as I am pretty sure Cuzin Eddie can read... funny cuz I had mentioned to Frank WHITESIDE ('63) the other day that I thought Jimbeaux and the ever young and beautiful Miss Nancy ('65) were planning on honoring him with one of the first visits in the new Cousin Edward... oh well, nobody ever tells me anything... I did hear that Frank OSGARD ('63) was in the market for a motor home... guess he hasn't put all the cash together for a good offer... I'll wait to hear... last I heard, he was looking for that girl from the class of '65 who remembers dating him... but now onward and upward, as they say... today we are either celebrating the birth of fraternal twins, an international spy or a member of witness protection... I've never figured it out and I'm far too shy and reserved to ever ask a big kid anything so personal as that... against his better instincts, he and I have come to enjoy our daily banters back and forth and he one ups me every time... considering he was a Chief (I'm forgetting the proper adjective in front of Chief... not on purpose... just cuz I forgot) in the Squids and senior to me in rank (I was a mere Staff Sergeant in the Corps) I consider it an honor that he hangs out with me at all... but he pointed out something the other day, that made me stop and think... tho he is senior to me... he is still boot to the kids who were juniors and seniors when he was a lowly Soph. Yup... you may Have Gun and you may Travel, but there's always a faster gun out there somewhere... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) on your special day, May 28, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Clarence FULCHER ('51) and Gloria ADAMS ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Jake TATE (66wb) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Don ANDREWS ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERARD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SHERWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce BROWN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha HOPFINGER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clarence FULCHER ('51) and Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Birthday Greetings To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A Very Happy Birthday to you [5/28]. We want yours to be special because you remember everyone you possibly can: birthdays, anniversaries. etc. You're a good guy and we wish you the best. -Clarence FULCHER ('51) and Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, June 1, 2013 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jake TATE (66wb) Each Memorial Day, either the President or the Vice President of the United States places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns in Washington, D.C. Here's a newspaper article from Memorial Day, 1969. It shows my brother, Terry TATE ('62-RIP) presenting the then-VP Agnew with the wreath. Terry was the Commanding Office of the portion of the Old Guard at Fort Meyer, VA, that supplies guards for the Tomb of the Unknowns and does state and military funerals. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Tat/130529-MemDay.jpg -Jake TATE (66wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS grad, Mark EVANS ('99) From the 5/28/13 Tri-City Herald Mark seeks funding for disc jockey documentary. Re: Passing of Curley Watkins (RIP) Curley H. D. Watkins, 84, of West Richland, died May 24 in Richland. He was born in Sturkie, AR, and lived in the Tri- Cities since 1945. Watkins was the former owner and operator of Curley?s Texaco Service Station. Einan's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67wb) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Your reference to your Criagslist experience has me needing to share my first and latest with Craigslist. I had a 2003 Honda VTX1800R motorcycle for sale. The first response was a guy who wanted to trade some baseball cards and or some silver dollars. The next guy wanted to trade a cannon, a rifle, and two pistols. Since I already have a cannon, rifle, and 2 pistols that didn't work. The third guy had cash and it was a done deal. Bomber Cheers, -Don ANDREWS ('67) ~ Vancouver, WA - one year away from living in Horn Rapids full time. Yaa Hoo **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dave STEPHENS ~ Class of 1984 ~ 1965 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Karen COLE ('55) Kay WHEADON ('56), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Helen CROSS ('62), Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri SCHUCHART ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In all the excitement, I forgot to wish Larry HARROLD ('56) a Happy Birthday on the 29th, inst.. Sorry about that, guy. I do want to commend him for your consideration. He is the one responsible for getting the Conley/Richey Scholarship off the ground. Thanks, "Skippy" [Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54)], for the words in yesterday's SandStorm. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the spring rains are forecast to be ending and 80 weather returning by the middle of next week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: History on the Airwaves Reborn http://www.dumb.com/oldtimeradio/allshows.html I thought some of you might enjoy these old radio shows. Brings back lots of memories! My husband's grandmother had one of the first radios in their area of Nebraska. If they could receive anything, they hung a lantern on the clothesline and the neighbors would come to listen. Frequently they sat around and listened to static. Ha -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA Another cool cloudy day. I'm never going to get my garden planted! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peter Wheadon, aka Kay WHEADON ('56) Clead KARREN ('54-RIP) passed away. Find Clead's Bomber Memorial at: http://alumnisandstorm.com/Obits/pics13/RIP54KarrenClead13.htm -Peter Wheadon, aka Kay WHEADON ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Dennis BARR ('58) Would like to let Sandstorm readers know about our class mate Dennis BARR ('58). On May 17, 2013 he had heart attack and had a quadruple bypass. He may be coming home today [5/29/13]. Talked to his wife, Julie, yesterday after I had found out. So could you put him in your prayers and thoughts along with Julie and his family. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I have delayed for far too long to finish telling about my wonderful vacation to visit my grandson in Nevada that ended May 2 when I returned to the business of being a minister's wife. (If my grandson lived somewhere around here, we would love it,but alas he doesn't, so we are planning our next rendezvous. But April was so much fun with my grandson, Salivin, age 9. He had me trying out a fitness trail near where they live, or at least walking far more than I force myself to do here, so I was getting more healthy... I'm swimming again here at the Y trying again... but when I was with Salivin and my son and his wife, we had a great time, helping my daughter-in-law but in flowers (which I'm sure are doing better as the weather gets warmer, as our mine here); we had at least one snowfall in Gardnerville when I was there. I also got down to Sacramento to have lunch at the Firehouse with Sandy FINNEY Harvego ('60) and her older sister Pat ('56). Alas I can't get my phone to send a photo, which is why I've waited so long. We really enjoyed being at the lovely courtyard of the Firehouse and laughed so much over all our Bomber memories... And I got to spend some time on the Sacramento Delta on a lovely warm day. If I were a wedding planner, I don't know which I would choose, the Fireshouse courtyard, the delta, or my old play ground the Rose Garden in McKinley Park where I used to live across the street, eons ago.... So we are starting to feel the humidity of the midwest after a very coo - delightful really - May. But we do find things and places, and most of all people we really enjoy spending time with "back home in Indiana!!" I am going to a class next week which I hope will help me to get those photos sent to the Sandstorm. OH, and my very late, but sincere congratulations to Gene HORNE & Carol BISHOP ('57) on their 57th wedding anniversary [on 5/25], from one of Susie's friends who used to be in your mother's group of Campfire Girls? When I send in my photos I will include a photo of Elsie Walker and me at her fun 100th birthday at the end of April. That was such a fun weekend because Carole JOHNSTON Berg ('62) and her husband (NAB) picked me up late that Friday night, and Carole and I hardly stopped talking enough to sleep and let her play the organ at her Renton Methodist Church where she has been the organist for over 40 years. And I ended that weekend flying back to Reno and spending some time with my cousin, Carol CROSS Llewellyn ('64) who happened to be there at the same time. So it was really a fun filled month!! With my love and best wishes, especially to all the veterans and those who serve in the Armed Services. My husband and I probably attended the most moving Memorial concert we have ever attended Memorial weekend in Columbus, IN. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) P.S.: This summer will be back in Washington state for my husband's 50 year high school reunion up in Brewster in July, so I'll miss Club 40 again this year!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Louie Louie -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) You are such a positive person going thru all that you are! I've sent up several prayers for you as have all sorts of Bombers. Keep up the good work of staying positive... IT WORKS as do all those prayers. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Just got back from Washington. Saw the new twins and the rest of the family and friends. We've had 4 showings on our house here and another one for this evening. Hoping something happens soon. I guess one couple wants to see it again and possibly make an offer. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Clead B. KARREN ~ class of 1954 ~ 1934 - 2013 >>James DeMoss "De" RUSSELL ~ Class of 1967 ~ 1949 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Joretta GARRISON ('58), Steve CARSON ('58) Judy WILLOX ('61), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Col-Hi Class of '58 is having our 55 year reunion on September 7, 2013. Registration packets were put in the mail on 5/29/13. We have a bunch of "missing classmates." Some have moved; some were never in contact. If you know where they can be found, please send an email to our "Keeper of the Master List," Judy CROSE Snowhite. Legend: WB = means would-a-been (maybe they moved before graduation). For those with only a initial, m = male; f = female. For ladies, married names shown if known at one time. R.ADAM(WB-m), R.ANDERSON(WB-m), LeRoy ARMSTRONG, Ben ARTZ, E.AYCOCK(f), Janelle BAKER, L.BARNHART(WB-m), L.BARRON(WB-f), Nancy Joan BENJAMIN Padilla, Judy BENTON(WB), C.BERG(WB-m), R.BRABO(WB-m), Nancy BRIGGS(WB), Yolanda Beverly BROWN, D.BULLOCK(WB-m), Janet CAIN(WB), Jean CARRICO(WB), Dennis CATT, Dorthea COBB, Nancy COFFMAN(WB), Stan COLE, N.CONNELL(WB-f), Barbara COX, Danny Ray CRABTREE, M.CRAWFORD(m), John DAHL, Eddie DAY(WB), Roger DEAN, Ken DEAN(WB), Larry DEAN(WB), Chuck DIETTRICH, V.DILLON(WB-m), Lyn DUNTON(WB), Frances EAGER, Billy Rae EASON, Medwin EASTWOOD, Marvin ECKERT, L.EVANS(m), Linda FARLEY Schoonmaker(WB), H.FAVRON(WB-m), P.FISH(f), Ernie FLEENOR(WB), Virginia Lorraine FREY, William W.GILL, Dale Reid GRAHAM, Linda Lou GREGORY, R.GROVE(WB-m), Ardys Colleen GUNN, Edna Viola Hale DUNN, Bob HARMON(WB), Danny HARRIS, Donavon John HARRIS, Mary Christine HAUFF Linden, Diane HEATH, Norma HENDRICKS(WB), R.HERTY(WB-m), Patricia Ann HOLLINGSHEAD Wagster, Mary HOLT(WB), Walta HOOVER, A.HUDSON(WB-m), Teddy INAMURA, D.INGALSBE(WB-m), Frances Jane INGMIRE, Marjorie Jean INGMIRE, J.INGRAM (m), Leonard JACKSON, Norman JACKSON, S.JACKSON(m), June JEFFRIES(WB), M.JOHNSON(WB-f), Cy JONES(WB), D.KIDNEY(WB-f), P.KIPLINGER(WB-f), Kay Arlene KLAUSER, D.KREFT(WB-f), Denise KRUEGAL, M.LAWRENCE(WB-f), Harold LEAVITT(WB), Eleanor LEWIS, Phillip LIPAROTO, Robert LLEWELLYN(WB), Constance Sue LOGSTON Allen, F.LUMPKIN(WB-m), J.MARSHALL(WB-f), C.MAYS(WB-f), Eileen McCABE Fahnholz, Judy McCORMICK, T.McGUIRE(m), A.MERCER(WB-m), William MEYERS, TommyA.MILLER(WB), E.MILLER(WB-f), N.MIX(WB-m), Ellen MOORE(WB), T.MORGAN(WB-m), R.MURPHY(WB-m), Donald Edward NELSON, Joyce NICHOLS, John NOVINGER(WB), Patricia O'CONNELL MacEachren, Rosemary OSBORN, Judy OVERSON Frazier(WB), Sandi PAULSON(WB), B.PERKINS(f), Jacqueline PETERS Fraley, Carol PETERSON, Nancy POPE(WB), Phillip PRIEBE, R.PROFFITT(m), C.QUIMBY(f), R.Lynn RALSTON(WB), Barbara RENNER(WB), C.ROBERTS(f), D.RUSSELL(f), D.SADLER(m), Patricia SALIE, Bob SCHARE(WB), Jeanette SCHOLL, Encil SCOTT, Ruth SMILEY, Karl Milton SMITH, L.SMITH, Paul Marlan SMITH, B.St.GEORGE(m), R.STEINER(WB-m), Larry Eugene TAYLOR, S.TAYLOR(WB-f), Donald TETER, Mary Kay TRETHEWAY(WB), Gail TROUT, Cecelia VALDEZ(WB), Donald B. WARE, Henry E. WARREN, Ted WARREN, Linda WHALEN Boyd, Faye WHITENER(WB), Harry "Butch" WOODS, Sandra J. WRIGHT, Joann YOUNG Smith, and Donald ZODA. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Sincere best wishes and prayers to the Class of '58 Premium Tenor, Dennis BARR. -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 All Bomber Lunch! Bring your spouse, classmate, or a friend and join us to celebrate Bomber Pride, friendship and memories. You can even make new friends along the way! June is for Father's Day or Bride's galore. Bring your favorite Papa or beautiful bride (no matter how long she has been your bride!) out to lunch. WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 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 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: BD greetings Happy birthday to my cousin, Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) on your special day, 5/31. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2013 ~ June, 2013