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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 ~ 07/01/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill BUTLER ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Sacramento Lunch http://alumnisandstorm.com/Lunches/Current-Sac/00.html Maren... I have no idea how to send a photo to the Sandstorm... actually, I have no idea on how to send a photo to anyone. Jack sent this to me, so, if you cannot put it in from this web site, I'll have Jack send it in... Just in case, though, that you can... here are the folks as they appear in the photo, with a little write-up... left to right... Patti Gant (NAB), Pete HOLLICK ('55), Jenine Hollick (NAB), Harold KENITZER ('54), Marla Jo LOWMAN Kenitzer ('55), Jim McKEOWN ('53), Edna McKeown (NAB), Jack SINDERSON ('53), Frank COLLINS ('51), Pat LIEBEL Collins ('54), Virgil McVICKER ('53), Gene BARFUSS ('53), Treasure ELDER Barfuss ('54), Phil GANT ('54), Pat FINNEY ('56), Sandy FINNEY Harvego ('60). Not in the picture, but arriving shortly after were Jan BERG Slocum ('55) and Dorothy CAMERON Powell ('55). We had a great time, and the food was, as always, marvelous. The luncheon lasted almost 3 hours, and it seemed that no one wanted to leave... we had the large Richland Bomber Sign on the ancient wall of the courtyard for everyone to see, and it seemed that the time just flew by. Also Sandy treated everyone to the Firehouse?s very special Souffle, which was an excellent and very tasty way to finish the lunch. We plan to have another get- together sometime in late October or early November. -Jim McKEOWN ('53 ~ 60 years this year) ~ from 107 Sacramento... whew!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race #42 www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site 243 days till Ceremonial Start Date - March 1, 2014 [MOSTLY AN IDITAROD TRAIL COMMITTEE] PRESS RELEASE 52 MUSHERS ENTER IDITAROD XLII {42] ON OPENING DAY 31 mushers were on hand at Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla to officially enter Iditarod XLII [42]. Another 21 entered by mail. Of the 52 opening day entries, 11 are rookies. Current and 2-time Champ Mitch Seavey, 4-time Champs Jeff King and Martin Buser, 2012 Champ Dallas Seavey, along with a talented group of perennial top finishers are a part of the 2014 field. Also back for the first time since 2007 is 2-time Champ Robert Sorlie of Norway. Sorlie has won twice in only four attempts. 9th in '03 12th in 07. Also back from Norway is 2013 Rookie of the Year 26 year old Joar (pronounced your) Leifseth Ulsom who finished a respectable 7th last year. The Iditarod paid tribute to the hundreds of volunteers who were on hand by hosting the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. Lunch was catered by race sponsor Golden Corral and 200 pounds of fresh Bristol Bay sockeye salmon was flown in by race sponsor PenAir for the occasion. Mike Williams, Jr. of Akiak and rookie Yvonne Dabakk of Oslo, Norway, won their $3,000 entry fees back in a final drawing that marked the end of the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. Mushers have until the close of business on Friday, November 29 to enter. It is expected that the starting field will be between 65 and 70 teams. That means 5-time Champ Rick Swenson, 4-time Champ Lance Mackey, 2011 Champ John Baker, and the lovely Berrington twins have till 11/29/13 to enter. Let me know if you want the list of 52 mushers in order of their draw to be held during the Mushers Banquet on February 27, 2014. Bomber Cheers and Peace... the affordable alternative, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm gonna give you thirty days That's how Chuck Berry wrote it... nobody really knows why Ronnie Hawkins changed it to forty... still sounds good tho... since Ronnie only hadda couple of hits before the Hawks left him and became the Band I guess we can let him have his way... besides, I can't post the name of the Bomber-babe who stole his watch, chain and the keys to his "Kitty" and drove afar cuz she already delights in finding reasons to punish me!... and just what does this have to do with the price of tea in China you ask? Well not a danged thing in this world... But for over thirty years I have driven the same route from two different houses to two different Offices and Monday will be the first day I don't have an office to which to drive... If you think I'm feeling very strange you are correct... when the last two bobble heads came down Friday (see my face book if you have no clue what the bobble heads refers to)... OR http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2008/Xtra/Rive/080223-00.html I was feeling pretty melancholy... luckily, tho our computers were down I still had a brief being served to which my reply is due on the 9th and the clients wanted a conference call in the afternoon so I couldn't hang around the office building we had finally vacated... oh there was still more shredding going on and furniture being moved or given away, but my stuff was gone and I hadda split for home to download the brief on the alternate email I had given opposing counsel... On Thursday I appeared in Court expecting a case to be dismissed against my clients only to have the Judge to which it had just been transferred recuse himself as my client has been his campaign manager... so that one still ain't gone either... so a couple of loose ends to deal with but with those exceptions, the boy is what they call "retired"... plans? I don't need no stinking plans... heck I only wanted to be a lawyer cuz I liked the clothes... the fact that I really enjoyed what I was doing and was pretty darned good at it was gravy... as our population has grown (@100,000 when I got here to 2,000,000 now) the quality of our judges and lawyers has diminished greatly... time was, we all knew the 2-3 lawyers you couldn't trust and the dumbest judges could be handled by agreements between members of the bar to do preemptory challenges if we pulled the dullards (each side gets to kick one judge)... but now everyone is too afraid of what one might get instead to kick anybody. The dishonesty within the bar still surprises me... guess I'm just still a small town Richland boy... We've had so many indictments of attorneys it's shameful and several have killed themselves to avoid prosecution (kind of a long term solution to a short term problem if you ask me)... but the first time a Lawyer got up in court and told the judge about a phone call he clamed we had the day before which never occurred, I realized that unless I'd known a guy for twenty years there would be very little discussed that wouldn't be in writing any more... the practice slowly lost its allure and from then on I was just doing time... so on the special day of the B-day kids celebrated in this post, I'll be on my first "official" day as a man of semi leisure... So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Richard ANDERSON ('60) and Jill BUTLER ('63... save me a seat in September in case I'm being punished by two Bomber-babes you know and love) on your special day, July 1, 2013... oh and good luck to Cecilia BENNETT ('65) on her first day back with new hip number two!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Patrol Boys - 1962 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130701-Patrol.jpg Do any of you recognize a face in the crowd of this picture of the Richland School Patrol Boys taken June 3, 1962? These are the ones I have added: Front row from left: 2. Dennis HASKINS ('66) 2nd row: 4. Don ROKKAN ('68)? 3rd row: 1. Mick HEMPHILL ('66)?, 2. David HOKANSON ('66) 4th row: 1. Garland HUFF ('67), 2. Charles KNOEBER ('66) 5th row: 1. John ALLEN ('66), 2. Larry BRUNELLE ('67) -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a VERY HOT Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: BD wishes Happy birthday Pappy SWAN ('59)... have a great one. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA for a couple more weeks than it's back to Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David SHERRARD ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Another "oops" day. Sorry, Pappy, forgot to get my birthday wishes in on time. Haven't heard much in these pages lately about how the former pups are doing. And then there's that mob that frequents the former mud puddle in your yard. To: David RIVERS ('65) Never thought you'd make a bobble-head doll look better than you. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are getting it close to right, even one or two wild predictions of 100. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I don't think Hank done it this way Leisure my petutie... I feel like I've worked more since Friday noon than I have in a month... getting set up to work from home has been a real chore... I have two computers on my desk and papers everywhere... the papers everywhere is kinda my norm but I got my work computer here too... since it was set up on a network it didn't have some thingymabober to hook to my home wy-fi (correct term?) so I hadda go out and tell some girl what the IT guy told me and get the right gadget... then call the IT guy back so we can connect and hook me back up... all the while I got people wanting answers from me on my lingering cases and I'm trying to respond from my home computer... heck I might as well be back at the office... but at least my pal Q ('62) has offered to teach me how ta play guitar when I get rid of the court cases... not worried about the arbitrations and such just don't want some nimrod judge breathing down my neck... just wanna be shed of courts once and for all! I know... bitch bitch bitch... moan moan moan... I'm beginning to sound like a crotchety old man... wait... I am a crotchety old man... just not as old as some of you (but certainly not including any Bomber-babes out there as I would never be dumb enough to call any of you old no matter how much earlier you were born than I)... and that especially goes for today's b-day Bomber-babe who certainly looks, sounds and acts waaaaaaaaaaaaay younger and always has... well except when we were in school and then she always seemed way more sofistucated than I (it's a fine line I walk here gang) so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jamie WORLEY ('64) on your special day, July 2, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ron HOLEMAN ('56) and Leslie SWANSON ('59) Barbara SESLAR ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie GANT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: David RIVERS ('65) Welcome to "Retirement"! (And, no--I would not say you are a "crotchety old man". Can't picture that, no how.) Time for me to start gathering up packing boxes! This is pretty exciting except for the rising (rizen?) interest rates of late. Rats... kind of poor timing, but I just couldn't get things moving any faster. I'm looking at 2 places that might do for me. Pros and cons with each. After my 180 change in "life style" plans, the main thing is to have plenty of room but no yard work. Or, at least minimal. After all that sweat and expense of painting the interior, the buyer is going to paint... wants color. Aaarrrgh! Anyway, she wants me out sooner rather than later. So... although it is hot outside, I'll see what I can find in the way of free boxes. As many of you know, moving boxes are expensive. Life is good. Loving Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland where we keep reminding ourselves "but it's a dry heat"! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This time I remembered to get this done before and not after. The occasion is Charlie GANT's ('53) birthday. As I understand it (from the usual reliable source) the reason Charlie was born on the 3rd of July is that he didn't want to miss the picnic on the 4th. It has also been said that he has not missed too many picnics since. Happy Birthday, Charlie. Remember to say thank you to Norma when she offers you a cup-cake in lieu of a real one. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is still warm, but should be cooler on the 4th. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Re: Relocation Info request Our son-in-law is being transferred from Joint Base Lewis- McChord (Army portion is Fort Lewis) near Tacoma, WA to March Air Force Base, Riverside, CA (and whatever Army base is also joint with March AFB) for up to a three year tour. He and our daughter are looking for a rental house within easy commute distance to his new base. They are in need of a 3-4 bedroom, 2-3 bath home. Do any of you folks out there have any leads that we can offer them to follow-up on? Thank you for your assistance. -Ron HOLEMAN ('56) and Leslie SWANSON Holeman ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, July 6 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/13 ~ INDEPENDENCE DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Janet TYLER ('61), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Pat DORISS ('65), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) and Jinnie ECKERT ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet TYLER ('61) To let RHS alumni know... My brother, Dore E. TYLER, Jr. ('53) died in his sleep this AM [7/3/13] in Richland. He was facing some fierce medical issues currently with bladder cancer. We feel blessed that his death was peaceful and not prolonged. Peace be with you, and with you be peace from Miriam TYLER Lane ('60) and Janet TYLER ('61) -Janet TYLER ('61) ` Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Like you, I'm having to find boxes to pack up our belongings. House went on contract (again) this past weekend. Actually, with the same couple that wanted it a month ago. We saved tons of boxes before my husband retired so have plenty. I'd share, but we're in California. Yes, you at least have the dry heat.... makes all the difference in the world. We don't have humidity like back east, but we do have around 85%. I can't tell, but ones that are born here complains when the temp gets up into the low 70s. Can hardly wait to get back to the TC AND THE DRY HEAT. Takes higher temps before really feeling the heat. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Since places like Redding are in triple digits now, we are in fog. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 Lunch WHEN: Friday, July 12th TIME: 12:30 PM WHERE: Applebee's in Richland It's time for the "Bomber Babes" of the Class of '65 to get together once again. So, get out of the heat and join us for an hour or two of good food, good friends, and lots of conversation! (Please note the earlier start time!) If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me! Bomber Hugs! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Campaign To those who have not seen or heard yet, I have been campaigning here in King County since February for the office of King County Executive. At this time we have a primary coming up in August because there are four running for the office however the Seattle Times and all others see it as a contest between the current executive Dow Constantine and myself. I now have the support of the King County GOP, Liberty 21, Liberty Party, Tea Party, C4L and a number of others. My July and August calender are getting very full however if any Bombers in King County have a group who would like to have me come and speak to them about issues please let me know. Website: http://alanlobdell.org/ Thanks -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Gloria ADAMS ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Danny WALKER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Dore TYLER ('53-TIP) I am saddened to hear of Dore Tyler?s passing. Dore was a unique personality and was always smiling. A really nice guy. A gentle giant. Sympathy to his family. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ In Pasco where it has been hot!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Dore TYLER ('53-RIP) I send my heartfelt thoughts to all of Dore's family. He was such a wonderful guy and everyone's friend. I remember Dore with good thoughts and warm feelings that I knew him and considered him a friend. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), I missed reading the July 3 Sandstorm; when I saw Carol CONVERSE?s (64) mention of your article in the July 4 issue, and "it?s a dry heat" I had to go back and read it. I thought you were talking about Arizona so I was going to offer you some boxes. I was raised in Richland, but after living in Arizona for over 10 years now, I thought we had a monopoly on dry heat. It got up to 113 here last week and will probably get hotter than that in the near future. Once it gets over 110, you really can?t tell the difference. Fortunately, July 4 is going to be cool, only 106. Our swimming pool has been getting a lot of use. I may have missed it if you said, but where are you moving to? -David DOUGLAS (62) ~ Mesa, AZ (where it is not only hot, but the annual monsoon season has begun; we had a storm last night, but it was only dust...) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Does anyone know who this person http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Sor/130705-Fellman.jpg [click the + sign so you can read the article. -Maren] To: All Bombers I am looking for the whereabouts of Nancy FELLMAN one of Richland's Beauty Queens who christened the Hanford Visitors Center in 1962. The G E NEWS article is attached. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Thank you to all who responded to my remark about needing boxes for moving. We Bombers are there for each other and I really appreciate it! Passed inspection today and the Inspector found some old car parts in the attic above the garage. Life does stay interesting! I haven't looked, myself... will do that on a cooler morning, but there is a door, battery, seats, mounted tires. Now, I'm noticing that my Underground Sprinkler (UGS) system seems to be haywire. I turned it off at the control, but it's still going... for the 2nd time today. My neighbor is trying to mow his lawn and my water goes over there. (Now I've turned the water off.) Sheesh! I hope everyone is having a fun but safe 4th. I'll have great- grandson, Jude, later. We'll watch the doin's (Macy's celebration on NBC at 8.) Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in cooler Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Dore TYLER ('53-RIP) It is kind of hard to express how I feel on the loss of an old friend. We met, I believe, at the "big" pool soon after it opened. From that point, we had many adventures, most of which the reporting of are not suitable for a "family" publication. We did, under the guise of attending a church youth conference in Portland, OR, cheer when cars were parked in the new automatic car-park in downtown Portland. We made the annual trip across the mountains to ostensibly attend the State basketball tournament. And we joined the Army together, but were separated at Fort Riley, KS. We did reconnect in 1958, and had a very few adventures. We lost touch over the years. We did reconnect briefly at one of the Tacoma Bomber lunches and then drifted. I had learned from his sister, Janet, that he was having some medical problems which prompted the move from Tacoma to the Tri- Cities. I do know that he wanted to attend his class's 50 year reunion. I kinda think he might have wanted to be in attendance this year at the 60 year. I'm sure his fellow classmates will keep that wish alive. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are enjoying a brief cool spell, with no rain in the forecast **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) We are moving to Kennewick the end of August, hopefully!! I believe there is a lot more humidity in the TC than there used to be from what I hear, but still dry climate. I believe that Arizona has that beat though. Even though you can't really feel the humidity here in Eureka, CA there is a world of difference between the two. I don't ever remember the TC staying in the 100s more than 2 or 3 days at a shot, but seems it can be a week or more now. I think it was Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) that said on FB yesterday that is was 107-109. Don't remember it ever getting that hot. To: Don Sorenson (NAB) I believe that perhaps Gordon FELLMAN ('64) is Nancy's brother? Anyone know for sure? Is he on the Sandstorm anybody? [Yes, Gordy and Nancy are siblings... AND there are two other Fellman kids!! -Maren] -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA We have sun once again 'cause inland is below 100 today. We actually got to see the fireworks last night. Very seldom can you see them due to dense fog. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: never again (I pray) Hello Bombers everywhere, I swear I'll never again (hey at least I can pray) move again. This is getting to be one mighty big chore. I have some help starting next week and have been doing what I can this week to make a dent on what comes with me and what is sold or given away here. I have offers for my washer and dryer, perhaps my microwave and double bed. I used it for years after I got it but downsized to a twin when I moved to Oregon. Right now it's just collecting dust as it has a nice headboard and I don't go into the spare bedroom very often. I had already decided I wasn't going to set it up in my new place but someone asked me about it today so I may have a way of getting rid of it. Some clothing I no longer wear will be going to ARC along with some old pillows and perhaps some bedding. I'm trying to decide what I need to take with me in my car since my belongings will be loaded next Saturday and driven to Richland and unloaded there on Sunday. Monday I'll need to get some groceries in the place and since the DMV is right next to the grocery store and my car license tab expires on 31July I can do that. Tuesday I have an appointment to go back to the Radiation Clinic for final checks on my special padding, etc. in the morning and the phone-TV- internet person is coming in the afternoon to get that going. I'll start radiation treatments on Wednesday, once a day for 28 days for about 15 minutes each time if all goes well. I'll just take it one day, one box at a time as I don't need wearing myself out with everything else going on in my life. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Lacey, WA but soon to be Richland (in my old neighborhood) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Alice HANTHORN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) Re: I think it was Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) that said on FB yesterday that is was 107-109. Don't remember it ever getting that hot. I was just retelling a story to my grandkids (and great Grandkids) about a trip we (brother Jack ('54-RIP), me & brother Dave Hanthorn ('63) and the folks) took to Mt. Baker one year. We ate lunch on top of the snow plow pile, about 10 ? 12 feet high, there were stairs cut into it so getting on top was easy. Dad went to check the news on the car radio, it was reported that the hottest spot in the nation that day was "Richland, WA" at 110! So I know there were days it did get that hot, but as kids we didn't even notice. Unless the asphalt got sticky and you stepped in a glob and it stuck. OUCH! I was in Richland Wednesday evening till Friday morning. #2 son & wife and I went to spend the 4th with #1 son, and more importantly my great grand kids! First time I got to visit with them, good family time. It was HOT Wednesday but cooled off for the forth, the kids got a plastic pool and kept cool... we sat under the trees and were quite comfortable! Thanks eastern Washington for being "dry heat". #2 son says "I could live like that" it?s great! -Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) ~ Home in Marysville, WA Warm 68 but feels 75+ because of the humidity. It's OK here too, I can see Mt. Rainier & Mt. Baker! I love both sides of WA!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Earl BENNETT ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tammy JANES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: high heat in Richland There was a day in the '50s, probably around '53-'55, when we were due to leave for vacation on Friday evening when Dad got home from work. The buses from the Area were not air conditioned, and I'm pretty sure it hit 115 that day - another "hottest in the nation" in Richland, which amazed Mom, who was from Morenci and Phoenix, AZ and had seen temps in that range annually while growing up. When Dad got home there was no way he could have secured the cartop carrier tarp properly and driven the 4-5 hours to wherever we were headed - that may have been the year we went to the beach on the Washington coast north of Portland. I wasn't old enough to really be much help, and by then there were at least three, maybe four younger sisters. We left the next morning. Regards, ecb3 - from a pleasant summer morning in central Virginia, where we saw a good, private fireworks display last night next door to our daughter's place out in horse country near Charlottesville (the licensed pyro tech announced it was their first time using an electronic ignition system - wonder if it's the one Larry MATTINGLY ('60) invented)? -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) If he hasn't gotten there already, it's time for Mike "Bing" BRADY ('61) to tape his ankles, stretch out, and head for Houghton, Met Market is giving 'em away. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ham/130708-CherryCou.jpg -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Mrs. Marjorie Louise Downing, retired 4th grade teacher at Marcus Whitman Mrs. Downing was born February 3, 1919, in Emmett, ID, and departed on July 1, 2013, at the Richland Life Care Center. Services will be at Einan's on Tuesday, July 9th, at 1 pm. View her notice at the Einan's site at: http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10851.php You can view one class picture on the ?71 website at: http://71bombers.com/gs_marcuswhitman4.php Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Dick WIGHT ('52) Mike BRADY ('61), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken HEMINGER ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Thanks to Jim HAMILTON ('63) Thanks to Jim, I will head over to Houghton this morning and get some of those free cherries before Mike BRADY ('61) and you get them all. Don't know why I don't get Met's ads over here in Bothell, but I forget about that neat grocery store. Thanks for the info. Re: Apology Now, I owe an apology to the class of 1958. When I made up their registration form for the September Club 40 meeting, I neglected to say where it is happening. I guess I just assumed that the letter they sent out to classmates would tell them where everything was taking place ? you know like Friday night at Shilo (get your registrations in for the dinner and reserve your room) and Saturday they would be doing whatever they had planned. So for those who are coming Friday night, it will be at the Shilo Inn in Richland. I know you have the registration form cause it is yellow. Anyway call (509) 946-4661 and reserve a room if you are planning on staying over night. Didn't have anyone proof read this part of what I was doing so can only blame myself. Sorry kids, now you know, so you know where to join us Friday night September 6th and I have no idea what you are doing on Saturday night. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Richland high heat I was home on leave from the Coast Guard - summer 1955, I believe - I had been serving aboard an icebreaker and hadn't experienced a warm summer in two years. I was laying out in the folks' back yard soaking up rays and listening to a portable radio. "Temperature 109", the announcer said - "hottest place in the USA". -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ enjoying weather in the low 70s at Discovery Bay, WA after being "cooked out" of Richland by 105 day last week! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I'm dealing with jet lag (see link below} so it's difficult driving, but free cherries, I think I can make it. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Bra/130709-Jet_Lag.jpg -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The running Man I'm sure the b-day boy remembers as Earl BENNETT ('63) did, the 110 plus days in Richland. I too remember Richland being the hottest place in the nation. I've always said I've lived in 4 places that are often swapping that title: Phoenix, Vegas, Yuma and Richland. Right now, however, the smoke from the fires on Mount Charleston is so thick at my house you cannot see the sky... well you can, but it is as brown as the dirt... I remember the b-day boy as many of you do too, I'm sure... one fast dude! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Billy RULON ('64) on your special day, [TOMORROW] July 10, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland man vies for free trip to World Cup From 7-8-13 Tri-City Herald Please view Bill Kinner?s video and vote for him. He is from Richland and is one of eight people who might get a chance to go to the World Cup... if he gets enough video votes on Facebook! Kinner attended a US soccer game in Seattle last month, and made an impromptu fan video. In it he states why he should be 'the soccer correspondent' to represent the United States for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Kinner's video: http://ow.ly/mBuPa Thanks for your support ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 4 Bomber Memorials today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Judy WILLOX ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 celebration All you classmates who graduated from Richland/Col-Hi 40 (or more) years ago, be sure to get your registrations in by August 24th for the September 6th & 7th party!! Don't miss the wonderful visiting time you will have with alumni and especially those you haven't seen in years! Great experience. You can find the registration form on the Club 40 website [http://www.richlandclub40.org/]. Soon you will be able to see who is coming from each class. The webmaster (Burt PIERARD ('59)) will put names there soon. Can't wait to see who is coming from our class! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has been in the 90s and nice! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) I am seriously downsizing and moving. I would like to sell three oak framed, under glass photos, 19x15, "Beyond The Beyond," "Desert Sky" and "Sand and Sage." They are named and signed by Roblee Johnson, the official photographer of the Manhattan Project. These are beautiful sepia scenes of the area around Richland. I am offering them for $100.00 each, or $275.00 for the set. I'm pretty sure my mom paid a little over $200.00 to have them matted and framed as a set sometime in the sixties. Anyone interested may contact me through e-mail. -Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Alaska Plane crash I had 5 inquiries to see if I was OK and not in the plane crash that killed 10 at Soldotna, AK. Yes, Jackie and I were on a quick adventure in AK (to Nome) but were something like 700 miles from the crash. One was my granddaughter in Buffalo, NY and the rest were Bomber friends. A big thanks for your concern. By the way I NEVER fly in small planes! The plane to "Dutch" is a Saab 340, Twin Turbine 32 pass, regularly scheduled airline, or I would not get on it. I will do a write-up and pick out some photos on our 2 days in Nome and the surrounding country. It will be a few days as I fly home Tuesday [7/9] and will hit the ground running with a list of "To Dos". But, I will just say that one highlight of the trip was an hour spent with Tommy the ancient bartender at "Safety" (the last check point on the Iditarod [and a mere 22 miles from Nome]). More on that later. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Bra/130709-Jet_Lag.jpg Shees, Brady you look terrible. I'm not sure even cherries will help but I know you will still try. Personally I have erected the owl decoy to protect the remaining cherries on the backyard tree. I know a waste of time the raiding birds are wise to an unmoving owl and kids ignore it completely. My only hope is to keep the ladders locked away until the cherries are ripe then the problem is picking them. So far it is looking like a better than average harvest. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ near Lacey, WA in near perfect weather not to hot, sunny, no rain, and a little breeze (just like Pleasantville only in color) the glass is more than half full. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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! July: Been hotter then a firecracker and now a bit cooler, so bring your favorite firecracker to lunch and hang out with all your cool Bomber buddies. Hope to see you there! We have lots of fun and good talks. WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 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 ~ still cooler and I love it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I am requesting prayers for my husband, Warren (NAB), for his prostate surgery for this Friday, July l2th at U of I hospital in Indianapolis. We are trying to remain calm, but we will definitely feel more relaxed with this behind us. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Taking heat There was also the summer of 1960. Richland had 21 days in a row of over 100, and the top was officially 118. The official thermometer was at the Pasco airport, but a second reading somewhere on the Hanford Reservation (and maybe closer to Richland) was 121. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Spotted this note from a young friend of mine who joined the Marines last year. He was returning to base from some leave time on Delta Airlines... "Bumped to first-class for being a Marine..." I dare say that times have changed since my Army days ~ Aug 1968 to Aug 1970. I'm thankful that I was never 'spat upon' or called names. I do remember sleeping on the floors at airports... in groups of 5 to 15 & no one would bother us (;-). Just a reminder... there are 132 "Richland Bombers from the Class of 1964" in a Facebook group. IF you contact me thru Facebook I will get you added. The Class of 1963 has 117 members in their Group. Have a great 'summer vacation' (;-) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Michael KATAYAMA ~ Class of 1993 ~ 1974 - 2013 >>Laurel MERKLEY Bell ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2013 >>Terry LIGGETT ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2013 >>Barbara BREEDLOVE Andersen ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Jack GARDINER ('61) Mike BRADY ('61), David RIVERS ('65) Mark RISTE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Conversion of plastics back to oil? To those chemical engineer alumni from Richland, my cousin sent me a video about a Japanese invention purported to convert plastics back into oil. I'm a little skeptical about overcoming many of the problems that come with heating plastics, but would appreciate your thoughts. If it is truly something that could be done safely and without adding a different and more difficult problem with the environment, I would probably grouse a little less about where my taxes went if they were diverted into this solution. http://www.flixxy.com/convert-plastic-to-oil.htm There are English subtitles, so I just turned off the sound. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I googled and found this website: http://www.plastic2oil.com/site/home -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Re: Summer of '62 July 11, 1962, 51 years ago today I enlisted in the Army. After high school I attended CBC for one year. That summer I wasn't doing too much but goofing around with my friends. My dad asked me one day "What are you going to do this summer?" I said "I don't know." He said "You're going in the Army." I said "No, I'm not." Well one week later I was at Fort Ord, CA, running up and down sand dunes. His decision did not hurt too much, I seem to have turned out OK. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) They had great cherries in Turkey when I was there a few weeks ago. I should do research to discover where the best cherry tasting places are throughout the world. But, if shoulds and woulds and coulds... My guess is the Yakima Valley will be close to the top of the list. What kind of cherries do you have in your yard, Tom? It seems a little late for cherries to come into season. I'm sure the owl WILL keep the kids out of the tree. It did me... not. On a completely different topic, when I was in Barcelona I learned the origin of the phrase something or other is "SO gaudy." Judging by his work, Gaudi was an amazing man with an unusual mind. The citizens of Barcelona are hoping to have Gaudi's, La Sigrid Familia completed by the 100th anniversary of his death in 2026. Ands so it goes? -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: if it's Wednesday it must be Belgium Yeah, I know... it'll be Thursday when ya read this. Man, this not going to the Office is way too weird. I've been pretty busy on a couple of unfinished cases and just getting used to doing everything (almost OK?) on my own has been a challenge. I've learned more about computers in a little over a week than I ever wanted to know in my life... I hate to admit it but it has been fun... I even printed my own envelope to send off an Order to another attorney the other day... now that prolly sounds stupid and trivial... that's cuz it is... OK OK, yes, I sent Billy RULON's ('64) b-day wish a day early... there is a very valid and dumb reason for that... when Maren ('63 & 64) caught me she sent me some software that will place a calendar with the DAY and a clock... I had to admit to her that when I set up at home, the IT guy put a big calendar, clock and thermometer on the right side of my screen!!!!!!! I covered it with what I was working on and use my lap top for personal stuff like this... Oh the reason for my screw up? Simple... I often knew what day it was by what I hadda do on the day... well, the day I was to send in Billy's b-day (the 9th) I hadda brief due... BUT, my secretary convinced me to file it a day early to make the other guy look bad, as he had whined till I gave him an extra 2 weeks to do his... I asked for no additional time and filed mine early (corse I knew what his would say based upon the strength of my own and knew he would go off on a tangent as he had no defense... )... so the long and the short of it was... gee if I'm filing my brief it must be time to send in Billy's b-day... I know... ya hadda be there. Don't bother trying to follow my "logic"... I am also finding it strange to be able to walk out to the garage etc. and tinker on a "work" day... now when I finish a brief or motion or whatever, I can walk right out and time an engine... do you know how guilty that makes me feel? I'm supposed to be doing something I no longer enjoy... like WEEEERK as Maynard G. Krebs would say... I am not allowed to have fun during Monday thru Friday... I also find it weird to hafta find a parking space when I go to court... for over 30 years I have Officed either one or two blocks from the court house... the day I came home, I put the obligatory Rolexes in one of those revolving boxes and put on an old USMC issue watch (had that puppy since vietnam)... still runs like a dream... in researching it (the first one I had was a Bulova, but it didn't stand up to the 122 I came into contact with on May 4, 1968... maybe if it had been a timex it would take the licking and still be ticking) I learned that this one was made by Rolex too... no fancy little crown and in fact no markings at all 'cept on the back... anyway I decided to do my best to put away childish toys and trappings I once thought defined me... well not all childish toys... still gotta have my hot rods... but the stuff I thought defined me as a whatever I thought I was... I do know that I have realized that for my tenure as a lawyer, I have been a square peg inna round hole... my edges have been smoothed a tad spending all that time in that round hole, but I'm pretty much still that unpolished, frightened kid sitting on the steps of Mac Hall with Ricky WARFORD ('65) on the last day of school cussing our stupidity at grageating... I am not good with change... not good at all... but one thing remains constant... I got my cheat sheet beside me and my monthly yellow stickie stuck on one a the speakers of my computer... so I'm set to go... even if I do get a bit confused about what day it is! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mark RISTE ('68) Re: Gary BEHYMER's 7/10/13 Sandstorm entry I came home from Viet Nam in December 1970. We were told while processing out that if we had civilian clothes that we should wear them because the people in Seattle didn't like to see GIs coming home from Viet Nam. People didn't seem to be happy to see us as we were walking through the streets but nothing was thrown and I made it to the bus depot and then Richland (the world). I now work for a company and travel. It is so nice to see military people in the airports and watch people come up to them and talk, shake hands and even give some hugs. It is the way it should be. In the Salt Lake airport last year, a soldier was coming home in a casket. An airport announcement requested a moment of silence for the soldier and family. People stood and quietly watched his casket being taken off the plane. -Mark RISTE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Michael RAGLAND ('57) Mike WAGGONER ('60), Earl BENNETT ('63) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra Miller ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Mark RISTE's ('68) 7/11/13 entry about anti-military sentiments during Viet Nam I was stationed in Washington D.C. during four years of that period, and travelled a lot the U.S. One time I was passing through Dulles Airport in NYC, in uniform on a TAD trip. Some young hippie-type women sitting on the floor in the terminal looked up, sneered at me, and said, "You are a fascist pig!" That startled me, but somehow (at the time) struck me as amusing. I laughed. She seemed genuinely confused! I did get number of hostile looks from time to time in those years, but that was the only time anyone really said anything to me. It is a shame so many servicemen were ill treated in those days. The Viet Nam vets by and large didn't choose to go there - it was their duty. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ enjoying mild and pleasant weather near Sequim, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Michael RAGLAND ('57) Re: Recycled oil bearing products There are a number of companies that are working to recycle old tires, plastic and other products back into oil and by-products. Tires yield oil and lamp black, along with metal that is melted and stored in ingots until it is mixed with new steel. That particular company uses the gas that is released to operate the generators to provide power to the plant. Virtually every bit of the old tire is converted to useful product and there are millions of old tires that are currently stored in massive yards. The particular company that I worked with used a microwave process to cook the tires. As many of you know, there are very large islands of debris in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, mostly made up of plastic bottles. For some reason, the currents swirl all this into a single location in each ocean. It has created a huge floating island, several feet thick and estimated to be several hundred miles across, comprised of this floating material. News articles surface from time to time about the size and danger of this debris island, but no one is doing anything to harvest the oil and gas as yet. In every instance that I have reviewed, the technology does capture the gasses released during the process and either sell these to natural gas companies or utilize them to operate their recovery plants. Many of the companies seem to be economically viable as well as environmentally sound. Perhaps in the near future, most waste will be recycled into useful products. -Michael RAGLAND ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Sad news: USA Today reports that the Tri-Cities had the sixth worst wage performance in the U.S.: 6. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, Wash. 1 yr. wage growth: -1.3% Average weekly wage: $894 Dec. 2011 unemployment: 9.9% Dec. 2012 unemployment: 9.7% 1 yr. employment change: -1.1% The 1.3% wage decline from the fourth quarter of 2011 to 2012 was actually less severe than in previous quarters. From the third quarter or 2011 to the third quarter of 2012, average weekly wages dropped by 7.1%. The Kennewick area experienced a spike in unemployment last year due to the completion of several stimulus projects. Some of these lost jobs were in higher-paying occupations, likely contributing to the overall wage decline in 2012. For example, professional and business services lost 7.9% of jobs in 2012 compared to 2011. -Mike WAGGONER ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: David RIVERS ('65) Closest you've ever come to a coherent, finished essay - retirement suits you. I took on the Treasurer function at the church in Jan 1 month after retiring - it will take a year to fully wrap my mind around that whole process (the previous Treasurer is not an organized teacher). Your essay this morning reminds me of Garrison Keilor - an hour of separated stories that all come together in the last two minutes. Regards, ecb3 - from a fairly nice summer day in Central VA with our son Roy and granddaughter Jasmin visiting. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH ('63) To: Mark RISTE ('68) Thank you for your service and keeping my family out of harm's way. -Jeanie WALSH Williamson ('63) ~ Simi Valley Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Where it is hot, hot, hot! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) Re: Air Flight I wondered how I was to get back to Richland after completing Marine boot camp because there was an airline strike going on. Everyone said there was no chance of getting a flight out so my choices were the bus or train. I bought a plane ticket, stand by, and walked through the mass of hopefuls and told the ticket guy that I wanted to go home on a 30 day leave before additional training then off to the Nam. He told me to watch him for the high sign for me to board, I saw him make eye contact with me and I bolted through. Not looking back I heard the outraged mob explode. The seat was in first class. Looking back I figured my pal, the ticket guy was once on his way home too, a desperate young man in uniform. After I was released from active duty I lived in Seattle for a few years and never heard or saw any disrespect toward the Military. I guess I was fortunate in that respect also. Later, -Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: new world Dang, Jack GARDINER's ('61) story about his summer vacation was something... I thought my Pop was bad making me move the rock garden every summer from 6th grade till 10th grade... dang, man... guess my idea of changing my address during my Sr. Year was a good one... wait... I went into the Marines on my own... nevermind... Mark RISTE ('68) had a bit of a different twist on coming home than mine... pretty smart of those people to tell you to change clothes... all I can say is Thank you to the Hells Angels for protecting so many of us from the nastiness that was there to greet us... hey did you guys know Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) was in the Hell's Angel's House Band in Vegas? He really was! Damn good harp player too! Has a cute little dress he wears... just like Kippy Lou ('62)! Well, today I had the pleasure of trying to change my business address with a couple of State Agencies... all I can say is: They're coming to take me away, Ha Ha!... Well, lemme get down ta bizness here... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cindy PAYTON, on your special day, July 12, 2013 yes, Maren ('63-'64)... I checked the day on my computer!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Patty DOYLE Ryals - Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) John FLETCHER ('64), Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary LAWRENCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry KLUTE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Patty DOYLE Ryals ('54-RIP) That just makes me ill to hear Patty is no longer with us. This one really upsets me! Patty was a wonderful person and I'll always remember her with kind, warm thoughts. My thoughts go out to her children. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Warren's surgery I want to thank you for all your prayers and support for Warren's prostate surgery today [7/12/13]. He was in surgery here at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis for about 3 hours. The doctor felt the surgery went very well with none of the difficulty he worried might occur, and that Warren's tissues looked essentially healthy. Now we are praying that he heals well with no infection and that the lab report will say that the doctor got all of the cancer. Again thank you for all your prayers and support. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John FLETCHER ('64) Re: Standby Air Line Travel Enjoyed Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) reminisces of military standby air travel in the '60s. I was on stand by somewhere and the flight had closed, the doors shut. Suddenly, the ramp door opened and the pilot said "Where you going, soldier?" I said "Pasco." He grabbed my 80 pound duffle bag, said "Get on." and took my bag to be checked! First class seat, too! The down side was that he checked my duffel to Reno. Pasco, Reno what the heck? He wasn't going to fly with empty seats when GIs were standing by. Another time I got a stand by first class seat because Jackie Cooper, the famous child actor, didn't show. Thanks Jackie. -John FLETCHER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) I always hated the way the guys were treated when they came home from Viet Nam... my first husband, Dale GRAY ('58wb-RIP) was a Coastie and when he came home in '68 we didn't notice much hatred towards him, but that might have been because his plane landed in Portland in the middle of the night... probably not a lot of protestors around at that time. I was very happy to see that the men and women, returning from the Gulf were treated so much better than our Viet Nam vets. I'm guessing "we" learned our lesson and realized they were doing a job, keeping us safe and deserved our respect for putting themselves in harm's way. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ where it's too darn hot in Bakersfield, CA We just finished 12 straight days of temps, ranging from 100-110! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Jim WATTS ('54) Cathy GEIER ('66) Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora METCALF ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Patty DOYLE Ryals ('54-RIP) I was so sorry to hear of Patty's passing. The Doyle family was always special to me. I hope the memories of her will comfort her family. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hola a todos, Una nota to say I am in costa Rica. If any Bombers are here, let me know. Para mi es una experiencia de vivir en la cultura. Hot, mosquitoes, pura vida y todo. Regards, -Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) Re: Standby Air Line Travel I joined the U.S. Navy in September 1970 after graduating from good old Col-Hi! After attending boot camp in San Diego, CA, I had to report back to San Diego after my leave for a flight to Honolulu, as my first ship was home ported at Pearl Harbor. Turns out there were three of us right out of boot camp on the flight to Honolulu. The flight was on Northwest Airlines? daily flight to Honolulu. The flight was delayed and the waiting room was pretty crowded. The flight agent called all three of us up to the desk. None of us had done much flying and I made the comment that the Navy gave us stand-by tickets and we were getting bumped off the plane. We went up to the desk and the agent told us that we had the last three seats in one row and that there were three little old ladies flying together and so he was bumping all three of us to First Class! Didn't really know exactly what that meant, but that was one of the best flights I was ever on. The three of us were in our dress blues and the people in First Class just thought it was neat that we were up there with them. All of the drinks were free (they didn't even card us)! Didn't take too long to sober up walking around the Honolulu airport in wool dress blues! Never got bumped to first class again, but will always remember that flight. -Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dore TYLER ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1936 - 2013 >>Jacque TALLANT Rohlf - Class of 1969 ~ 1951 - 2011 >>Dale PATTERSON ~ Class of 1969 ~ 1950 - 2009 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Clif EDWARDS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn EKLUND ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) At the well-attended All Bomber lunch, Saturday, I was reminded that I am remiss in not following up on the sale of my house and the ordeal of looking for another one. My original intent was to find a couple of acres so I could have a horse again, before I am WAY too old. However, after that Bus Tour to Albuquerque last month (my 2nd with the Rambling Rovers group), I began to think about the wisdom of finding a place with no yard work so I can pick up and go at any time. (Finances allowing, of course.) So... an update on my progress: have earnest money on my house and am looking at condos. I don't know when the Appraiser is going to be here but HOPE the sale goes through. Since my plea for packing boxes, I find myself in limbo. I've quit packing but got rid of some kitchen stuff and books to 2 of my granddaughters. FYI: car guys---The Inspector of the house found car parts in the attic above the garage: a Cougar driver-side door (convertible), some chrome trim, a bench seat, etc. I know the battery and tires, as my old friend Gus KEENEY ('57) said, are "toast". I may even have the serial number but don't know how to look it up. Not sure what year--I found a picture on the internet but didn't find details. I can't imagine why anyone would have put it up there, but I want to sell it "to the highest bidder", of course, so... any one interested, email me, please. My Bomber best to each and every one of you -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in Richland, where the weather gives a break from the heat every once in a while. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61) To: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hola Cathy. No estamos ahora en Costa Rica, but we will be there this winter. How long will you be there and in what part of Costa Rica? Our winter location is Sarchi del Sur, about 30 km northwest of San Juan. 3,000 ft elevation. No mosquitos. We will be there for the entire months of December, January, and February. -Ken BRINKERHOFF ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: I've finally "Lettered" So after three bronchoscopies, a portacath install and uninstall, five PET scans, eight days in ICU, ten CT scans, sixteen chemical infusion sessions, one new hip, some dynamite neuropathy in my feet and Dawald only knows how many x-rays. My oncologist has given me a hearty Pasadena, Arreviderci, SMF and "See you down the road, Jack". When I asked him what was next, he told me I didn't have a get out of jail free card, just that my Hodgkins appears to be cured and now I'm back in line with everyone else. His advice to me was to continue to listen to my body. That's what I did when this whole damn journey began. I had a cough, more like a thee-pack-a-day hack and it wouldn't go away so I went to the doctor and the rest is history. So to all you out there in Bomberland, regardless how minor it might seem, if you don't think it's right, take it to the shop and get it checked out. Time is not your friend and like plumbing, it won't fix itself. if you don't understand your diagnosis, ask them to reexplain it until you do. Don't like that one, go get another one. Second opinions can and have saved a lot of lives. To all of you out there who put up with my bitchin', moanin' and supported me these last five and a half years, Muchas Cerveza. A special shout out to Terry JONES ('64) and the DeJONGS ('63) for continuing to be the friends you always wanted and the kind of friend you always wanted to be. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: First Class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never got no stinking first class ticket to nowhere... well, 'cept I used to flying Alaska when my partner's secretary's husband was working, he'd always bump me up... I go Allegiant now so that's in the past... finally get the approval of ecb3 ('63) and I can't see any difference in my writing from one day to the next... looking for a piece of twine to tie this here piece together when I sign off... ya know I'm not real good with computers, tho I have learned a ton in the last 14 days (15 when you read this)... but it took me a long time to figger out how ta send emails to a group and now Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) heads out for a few days and asks us not to overload her while she's gone... and Jimbeaux ('63) changes his email address that he's had for 50 years... so I gotta reenter Jimbeaux's address and remove E's for a couple a days... by the time I get that figgered out she'll be back and I'll be inna dog house for neglecting her!!!! And no stinking first class ticket to boot! Well I couldn't find any twine for this masterpiece so I'll just finish up by doing what I started out to do, wishing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) on your special day, July 15, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See you in September!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: July 12th Ladies of '65 Lunch http://alumnisandstorm.com/Lunches/Current-65/00.htm Several "Bomber Babes" from the Class of '65 got together for lunch at Applebee's in Richland last Friday. Attendees were: Nancy BEARDSLEY Lucke, Joanne BUCHOLZ, Connie DAME, Diann DAVIS Strassburger, Pat DORISS Trimble, Shanon LAYBOURN Smith, Judy MANNING Moore, Carole METCALF Rummel, Georgia RICE Culbertson, Patti SNYDER Miller, and Jackie ZINN Hooper. Our next lunch will be on Friday, August 9th. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Patrol Boys - 1962 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130701-Patrol.jpg I remember that picture. I may have identified one patrol boy; it may be that the lad just to the left of the gentleman in front of the group is me. I am not 100% sure but it may be me. Is one of the tall guys Sam McKAY ('68)? Love the old pictures, Shirley! Thank you. -Clif EDWARDS ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Daniel HARDEN ~ Class of 2002 ~ 1983 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Ferna GAROUTTE ('58) Jim HAMILTON ('63), John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo COMPTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet BENNETT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Judie & Jackie's birthday You beat me again David RIVERS ('65). I have no excuse, but I didn't forget that today, the 15th, is Jackie and Judie's birthday. You know how little sisters can be so annoying to one who's a teenager? The twins were never annoying, now Johnny ('66) was another story. HA! Anyway, I hope your day is a great one Judie in Calif... and Jackie we'll try to make your day here a special one. Looking forward to our "Sisters" time at Priest Lake. Soon!! Love, Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Karen ('55), John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) Re: Class of '58 Reunion I understand that our reunion is going to be held at the "Memories at Sunset Event Center". Would anyone be interested in having a ride provided to and from the event with pick up from the hotels? I have information from the Ben Franklin Transit regarding what is available. Let me know if you would like me to pursue the prices. Thanks -Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) For about a month now, the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy and I have been enduring a "freshening up" here at Rancho el Costo Plenty (formerly known as Rancho Cerveza Fresca). We can't call it a remodel 'cause there ain't no 2x4s involved. In the process we have had to shuffle a bunch of "treasures". Amongst said treasures were a couple of the plastic cards they stuck under your windshield wipers at A&W. We would often reach out and place them inside the windshield and watch the girls break their nails trying to get them once we had paid and tipped largely. Wonder who #2 and #16 were. Let me know and I'll mail your treasure to reduce my inventory and increase yours. You know the difference betwixt stuff and crap is determined solely by who claims it. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ham/130716-AW.jpg -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Greetings Bombers... We have already been getting quite a few inquiries about who is attending our Club 40 party in September but we have had some issues with our webpage. Until we figure out how to fix the problem I'll submit a list of those registered, at least weekly for now and more often as we get closer to the final date. Attached is the list of preregistered members as of July 11th. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me directly or your class representative. I look forward to seeing all the Club 40 members September 6th & 7th. Pre-registered and paid as of July 11, 2013 http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/C40/2013_Who.html -John ZIMMER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Gloria FALLS ('58) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Linda REINING ('64) Don ANDREWS ('67), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie MACAK ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Cherries Each summer about this time my mind sends me back to Richland when I begin to see cherries in the stores. Prices always rise, yesterday it was $11 for two pounds (Rainier, really good). I remember when I got paid to pick them for 5 cents pound, but could eat all I wanted. They lost money on me. It was at the Joe Pelkey farm, down Thayer then off the old by-pass before the Yakima river bridge, over closer to the river. Re: Pulmonary Fibrosis My Pulmonary Fibrosis is progressing slow, which is wonderful, giving me more time. I have a doc here in town and another in St. Louis at Barnes Medical Center. I go to STL next month for a 6 month check, likely to be put into a clinical trial. Last time there, they put me in a DNA study to learn about heredity possibilities since my brother Bob ('49) died of it too. Always in the past, there was no correlation but now they are looking into it. You lucky dogs in cherry country enjoy them, surely cheaper than I have to pay here in Arkansas. -Don LYALL ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {FYI - last week I paid $6.99/# for Rainiers. At 1/2 pound a day it took me 4 days to eat the 2 pounds that I bought. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) Re: Next Spokane Lunch WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2013 TIME: 11:30am - lunch or breakfast at noon WHERE: Annie's Restaurant on N. Nevada, Spokane, WA Annie's Restaurant has the best lunch and breakfast in town. Rick VALENTINE ('68) is out of town. You regulars are invited and hopefully a few new Bombers will be there. My best to you all -Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) To: Mr. HAMILTON ('63) Re: A & W ~ #2 and #16 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ham/130716-AW.jpg I believe these to be Missy TINKER ('65) & Patty O'NEIL ('65) numbers. These young ladies are from the Class of 1965. IF I am wrong about them being the owners, I'm sure that #16 is the bull pin number belonging to Whitey Ford & #2, of course, is Derek Jeter. ~ Just my thoughts... -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) WOOHOO!!!!!! CONGRATS to Jim HAMILTON ('63)on being given a "clean bill of health" and "cancer-free". I have 2 more years, before they will give me that news, but the throat doctor is almost 100% certain that it will never come back, since all scans and scopes have been "clear", but still have to get to the 5-year mark, before they will actually say "cancer free". again, CONGRATS, Jim. great news. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ blasted triple digits have returned to Bakersfield, CA... we had two days of cooler temps... 90s, now, triple digits are predicted til next week! looking forward to cooler temps in Richland, this Saturday... keeping fingers crossed... going "home" for a family reunion... quick trip... be there long enough for the reunion, then, have to head right back to Bakersfield, cause oldest daughter has to be back to work, Tuesday. Oh well, we like LONG car rides. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67) Re: Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival http://www.vancouverwinejazz.com/Schedule.php Bombers, For those who might be interested I'm including the lineup for the three day Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival, August 23 -25. Friday night is The Fabulous Thunderbirds, always great. Elvin Bishop on Saturday night plus some great Jazz all weekend. Hope to see some Bombers there... my bride, Jane, & I met there 8 years ago this August. Great wine, jazz, art, and plenty of food. Only $60 for a 3 day pass or $25 for Friday and $30 for Saturday and $30 for Sunday. Good Times Bomber Cheers, -Don ANDREWS ('67) ~ from sunny Vancouver, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: at last I arrived in Richland on Sunday [7/14/13] and Larry MATTINGLY ('60) drove my possessions over in his truck. Jackie took a picture of Larry and I but I can't remember the address for sending pictures at the moment. Larry Hollis (think class of '63) helped unload along with lots of relatives. I would have written sooner but just now got my internet up and going. I had an appointment this morning [7/16/13] for "dry run" for my radiation treatments which start tomorrow (7/17/13) and go for 28 days. I still have numerous boxes to unpack but did get the kitchen done on Monday which helped. I'll write more later. Note my new email address as I opted for gmail rather than Charter for it. It's late, I better get to bed as I start out bright and early. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland (home at last) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Gloria FALLS ('58) Judy WILLOX ('61), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Cathy GEIER ('66), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Allyson SMITH ('67) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today!!!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ladies of 1954 Class lunch We had such a wonderful turnout last month with 12 ladies showing up at Rosy's Ice Cream Parlor for lunch! Let's do it again! WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2013 TIME: We meet at 11:30 am WHERE: Rosy's Ice Cream & Diner, 404 Bradley Blvd. Turn towards the River off of GWWay on Bradley and it's right there! Bring other classmates that you know are living in the Tri- Cities. We have had some surprises show up the last few months. Great fun to exchange history of each one!! Need a ride?? Call me or Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54). See you there!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where the weather is heating up again. Will be triple digits by the weekend!!! Love it!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) Re: Next Spokane Lunch WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2013 TIME: 11:30am - lunch or breakfast at noon WHERE: Annie's Restaurant on N. Nevada, Spokane, WA Annie's Restaurant has the best lunch and breakfast in town. Rick VALENTINE ('68) is out of town. You regulars are invited and hopefully a few new Bombers will be there. My best to you all -Gloria FALLS Evans ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Re: "The Darkness Cannot Keep US" ~ Book Signing To: All Local Bombers Kathi Ellis, wife of our own Tom ELLIS ('60) has written a very inspirational book that I think would benefit a lot of people in their lives. I have had my own signed copy for some time now, directly from Kathi herself. I strongly urge you all to read it; you won't be sorry. She will be in the Tri-Cities this coming Saturday, July 20th to do a couple of book singings; one at Barnes & Noble, Columbia Center from 1pm - 3pm, and one at Hastings in Richland from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please do attend if you can and get this book. I think you will find it quite inspiring. From the back of Kathi's book: "Kathleen is an award-winning motivational speaker, workshop facilitator, and also provides individual life coaching. She has spent the past twenty years working with the human energy system as a Reiki Master and Therapeutic Healing Touch Practitioner, engaging the complex energy characteristics of the human body to assist others in finding balance and answers within themselves. Her workshops assist others in eliminating erroneous self-doubts and beliefs to become more productive, focused and happy in every element of their lives." -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where we are supposed to hit those triple digits again. :o( **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1987 Bomber Lettermen's Jacket http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Beh/130719-87jacket.jpg 1987 Richland Bomber Letterman's Jacket found at local area auction. Size 38 ~ 100% virgin wool made by Skookum. Nice clean shape. Please feel free to contact me. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hello Bombers, I am at a lull in my vacation.. some plans fell through as can happen on vacations. Of course there are grammar work books on my desk which the school so nicely has provided me. There is always grammar to learn! Apparently! It's hot and humid. I am using a computer in the hotel. Emails do not seem to go through to some places. I found a half time job teaching in a private school by happenstance and am considering if I shall move to apply more or return to a comfortable predictable life sub teaching and writing about yoga in Seattle. I appreciate reading peoples' good news. hasta luego -Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Ken HOHENBERG (?74) Honored From 7/17/13 TC Herald Police chief gets day in honor of years of service. Ken Hohenberg Day proclaimed at city council meeting. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130718-Hohenberg.jpg Congratulations, Ken! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Allyson SMITH Dennis ('67) Re: '67 Memorial There will be a memorial service/bar-b-que to honor those classmates we have lost since our last class reunion: Randy BURNS Karen CLINE Stamey Carol DENNY Guinn Ken MILLER Dee RUSSELL Jim STIFTER Sharon "Sheri" STRATTON Bradway DATE of '67 MEMORIAL SERVICE: Saturday, August 10, 2013 WHERE: Columbia Point Marina Park, Shelter #1, (when facing docks - first one immediately to right - behind restrooms - on point of land), Columbia Point Drive, Richland Event BEGINS: 1pm - pergola area reserved until 5pm. We will be providing hamburgers, chips/dip, condiments, cake, and bottled water. In addition, there will be programs and we will have roses to place in the water as part of the service. Pete BRADWAY will have his boat in the water and is bringing his personal albums of Sheri. If you have any pictures of our classmates listed above, are attending, and would like to share, please feel free to bring them! Please email me by August 7, 2013 if you plan to attend so we will have enough food and programs. -Allyson SMITH Dennis ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod PETERSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred GRAZINNI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy WALTMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mollie RUTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Egad! A day with no "recorded" Bomber births [7/18]. I'd bet there are a few bashful Bombers out there who may have been born on the 18th of July. However, today, the 19th, is the birthday of a Bomber Babe whom I happen to know. If all goes well she might be in attendance at The Girl's of '54 lunch today. The ol' propeller beanie is doffed in honor of Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS' ('54) special day. Rumor has it that she has reached the age that will allow her to enter the Uptown Tavern legally. Happy "21st". Re: Cherries There have been comments about cherries lately, so to all of you let it be known that the Safeway Club Card price for the week stands at $1.77 per pound. I'm not sure of the species, but I don't think they are Bings or Royal Anne's of my youth. According to the label the cherries come from the "fabled" Orchard View Farms (wherever that may be). [$4.99 for bings on 7/16 here in Gretna, LA... no Rainiers... looked like they were all gone by the time I got there. Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where temps are holding in the 80s. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I want to thank everybody for their prayers for my husband who had successful surgery to remove his prostate last Friday. Today his follow up appointment with the doctor revealed that his lab reports came back clean. The doctor feels he got all the cancer in removing his prostate!! So we will be in Brewster, WA for his class reunion on July 26, 27th, 28th!! We want to thank everyone for their kind messages of support and your prayers... they were answered!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in HOPE, IN!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65), Vernita EDWARDS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) Mary KEITH ('98) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today Ned BARKER & Susan BIRGE ('59) - 50 years today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomberopoly and stuff I sure didn't mean to one up Karen COLE ('55) the other day... but I sure do need b-days for Karen, Barbara ('50) and Patti ('52) so if anybody wants ta be a snitch this will be my chance to do a 5 bagger... wow... I mean wow... gotta call last night from Terry DAVIS ('65)... my phone was off so I didn't hear the message till a few minutes ago... he and WARFORD ('65) were in the company of a buncha '64 Bomber-babes playing strip poker... no wait... that's not right... good thing I'm not gonna name all the girls he was with (if I missed one I'd feel awful) cuz with a slip like that they could get "reps" woo woo... nah they wuz playin' Bombernopoly... hope I'm pronouncing that correctly... guess Terry hadn't heard about it so he was pretty amazed to see all the Uptown stores right there on the board... I thought it was very nice that a bunch Bombers could get together for some nice clean fun... specially considering the reps those two had when we wuz kids... I on the other hand was an angel... as I always say to a couple a '63 Bomber-babes: "I'm a good boy!" I noticed I blew Rod PETERSON's ('63) b-day... sometimes I just don't know where my head is at... I know where it's been today... hadda get a new lap top and so when I opened it... I couldn't figger any of it out... Windows 8 is nothing like Windows anything before... dang screen looks lika smart phone... if I'da wanted a smart phone I'da bought one... I just wanted a new computer that the cats hadn't knocked all the keys offa... silicone doesn't let them work very well so I was sending messages with a couple a letters missing now and then... about 11:30 this morning I just had had enough and jumped up and went and gotta new one... so I've spent most of the day cuzzing at this silly thing... well, I'm sorry I missed the Bomberopoly game and I'm sure the b-day guy is sorry he missed it too... he doesn't miss much that goes on that has any Bombers involved... he was one of those great pals that hadda go to that other school after 6th grade... boy did that suck to lose so many friends for three years! We both lived almost on the line (I did live on the line) and all of a sudden half your friends are going to a school that I thought was just a hill for sledding... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Terry WERNER ('65) on your special day, July 20, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vernita EDWARDS Loveridge ('65) Re: Retirement, I think! I have been following David RIVERS' ('65) tales of retirement closely, as I am planning to do the same shortly. I am planning to keep my hand in by working three days a week for the next year. I will be working primarily from home although I do travel to Northern California. I am looking forward to the additional time to pursue hobbies and traveling. I bought a travel trailer last year and am really enjoying the opportunities I have with it. Will be taking my official "retirement" trip in mid- September with two friends who have never been to the northwest. We will be visiting Yellowstone, Oregon, and Washington with a brief trip to Victoria as well. This is a trip filled with memories for me as well, as we will be driving through Payette, Id where my grandparents lived and I spent wonderful summers. We will also spend a night in Richland so I can wander my old haunts. The Spudnut Shop will be a definite destination as well as a visit to our old house on Hunt street and Jefferson, if it is still there. My fingernail imprints should still be in the "little building's" window sills. The building had just opened when we were in kindergarten, and we used to stand peering in the windows, pressing our fingers into the sill where the surface was soft with the heat. I am also planning on a visit to the old Elks Club in West Richland where both my parents ashes were spread on the 18th hole. Our trip will include a brief visit with my brother Clif ('68), and then onto the Oregon coast. I know my friends will love the northwest as much as I do! I'm so looking forward to this time in my life. I never actually thought It would get here... -Vernita EDWARDS Loveridge ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Eric YARDLEY (?09) ~ Richland?s Yardley signs with Padres from 7/19/13 TC Herald Congratulations to Eric YARDLEY (?09) who signed a contract with the San Diego Padres and will report to the organization?s Rookie League squad in Peoria, AZ. An Academic All-WAC honoree, Yardley received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities for teaching last month. He became the first Seattle U baseball player to be signed by a major league organization since the school brought back the program in 2008. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130720-Yardley.jpg Re: Colton McCARGAR who was named in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court From 7/19/13 TC Herald Also, congratulations to Richland native Colton McCARGAR, as he was one of the six Whitworth University men?s basketball players to be named in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, and the entire team earned an Academic Excellence award. He is a junior business major at Whitworth. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130720-McCargar.jpg Peace to all from a very hot Richland ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Home Again... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ava/130720-HomeAgin.jpg -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary KEITH Aardal ('98) Re: Crotchet for China Adoption There are 143 million orphans in the world, and though we cannot help all of them, everyone can do their part to help. My husband, Aaron Aardal ('94) and I have both felt a desire to adopt for many years. Now that our biological children are no longer babies, we feel we can finally move forward with adopting. We chose China because of the abundance of abandoned children due to their "One Child Policy". The expected expenses for our China adoption are $32,000. In an effort to pay for the adoption, I have been crocheting all kinds of fun items to sell. I have put together lots of great "Bomber Pride" items to help keep you warm this fall and winter, while sporting school colors. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Aar/00.htm I also have great gifts, baby items, and kitchen items crocheted as well. Please check out my facebook page "Crotchet for China Adoption" to see everything I have available. Aaron has over 10 years experience as an IT professional and is doing his part to raise funds by fixing all things electronic for people. His rates are very competitive with other IT help options in town. If you would like to discuss the computer work you need done and get a quote, email me. Thank you for considering helping us in our adoption journey! -Mary KEITH Aardal ('98) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/13 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have one BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Joretta GARRISON ('58), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Ken STALEY ('68) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula VINTHER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Hello to RHS Class of '58 We are holding our 55 Year Reunion on September 7. Reservations are arriving, and some have asked who will be there. A link has been set up with a list of attendees: http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/58/2013_Who58.html (Thanks go to Maren for doing this; she's the best!) We'll update the list each week with additional names. As usual, the most difficult group to reach is the LOCALS. If you know someone who still lives around here whom you'd like to see, give them a whistle. Many have their email addresses shown on our home page: http://richlandbombers.1958.tripod.com/ .. just CLICK on a name and send a note. We hope to see you all at the reunion. -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: About those cherries I attempted to do some research on the breed of tree in the back yard and there are so many different types I never was able to make a determination. They are red and sweet although this year not as sweet as in years past. The owl decoy didn't really stop the crows or robins, although I haven't seen any starlings which can clean it out in one sitting. There were a lot of split skins so kind of a disappointing harvest. [I lived in a place that had two bing cherry trees in the yard and in the shed was -- something I never used -- lots and LOTS of netting. I figured it was for the cherry trees -- to keep the birds away. -Maren] Re: Olympia's Lakefair I have been doing some photography at Olympia's Lakefair, a few shots at the carnival earlier this week. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ver/130722-00.htm -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ near Lacey, WA having a heat wave in the 80s **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Best Dressed? Aside from Richie TWEDT ('64) & Peter VanWYCK ('64) wearing their 'penny loafers' without the use of socks, I'm thinking that my own introduction to GANT dress shirts & Florsheim wingtip shoes was the highlight of my step up from Towncraft (Kenny DALL ('64) shirts as I entered college. I paid $105.00 for the Wingtips and they served as my dress shoes until the late 1980s. I wore them out from the inside out. I believe the Gant shirts were purchased at a fine men's store in Kennewick but then again I may have been there for other purposes. (Janis Cook Kennewick Class of 1965) The shirts and shoes are long gone but Janis has put up with me for almost 45 years. I must say those have been the best 7 years of my life! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The R word Warning Danger Warning Danger Vernita EDWARDS ('65) call Jimbeaux ('63) and the forever lovely Miss Nancy ('65) for some pointers on your travel trailer... they had much experience with Cuzin Eddie and can tell you all the people who look forward to visitors and those who don't... (kinda like when we wuz littler... Terry DAVIS ('65) knew every house that always kept ice cream in the fridge... he did)... I will tell ya, stay outa Vegas during Monsoon season... last two nights we have had some unreal thunder/rain/lightening/wind storms... trees all over the roads and just one huge mess... I'd give ya a google map to my house, but the last girl I gave it to ('63) got lost at an Army base on the way and I think she's still staying in the barracks cuz we haven't had word from her since... I think the three day idea is a good one... then you'll have to remember what day it is... gee I have no recollection about the fingernail thing at Jefferson... maybe I wasn't in the "fun" class... can't remember kinneygarden reel clear... can't even remember if I went in the morning or the afternoon... I think Candy GRUBB ('65) and Marsha GOSLIN ('65) were in my class... the only picture I can remember clearly is a Halloween picture... I hadda cat costume on... how boring is that!..Or maybe that wasn't me... but it's the only costume I remember... we had two pictures... one with masks on and one with them off... Mrs. Warren's (?) class I think... She was inna play somewhere... "Oklahoma" I remember thinking she was a real star... As the only teacher I ever got to know well in school was Francis Coelho (well other that Uncle Tom and he wasn't a teacher when I was there and only knew one line: "Turn in your books") I have a bit of a problem with teachers' names... tho I will say that Rex DAVIS ('49) and I have become buds over the years and I can say I am quite grateful for that friendship (by the way, Rex would like Bill RULON's ['64] email address if anybody has it)... so Good Luck, Vernita and hava great time... but now we gotta Bomber-dude havin' a birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pete & John BEAULIEU ('62) on your special day, July 22, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: New crime novel with setting at Hanford From 7/21/13 TC Herald You might be interested in this link regarding the new crime novel written by Richland native Ray Nelson called "Atomic City Crime Story" an e-book available for download at Amazon.com for $2.99. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/130722-Nelson.jpg Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Dear Bombers, The latest version of my short story "Mornings on the beach" is now available in an anthology SUMMER'S DOUBLE EDGE through Amazon.com Write ON! -Ken STALEY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Move and Treatments Hi, I'm slowly acclimating myself back to Richland. I still have lots of unpacking to do but am taking it one day at a time as not to wear myself out. I've had my first 3 radiation treatments with 25 to go and boy am I counting the days. I have 2 terrific techs; a female named Ashley who drives from Yakima every day and a male named Moses. They both make things so much easier on me. It really takes someone with compassion to do their job and I can say I don't envy them. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where it's been mighty hot, makes me glad I have AC ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Ed WOOD ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Olympia's Lakefair http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ver/130722-00.htm Great photos of the Lakefair, Tom. Thanks for sending them. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '61 Cougar and Warrior Yearbooks Thanks to Maren using the IrvanView program the '61 Carmichael Cougar and the '61 Chief Jo Warrior are now online at: http://richlandbombers.com/cougars/61cougar/00.htm http://richlandbombers.com/warriors/61warrior/00.htm This would be 7th grade future class of '66 8th grade future class of '65 9th grade future class of '64 The '62 and '63 coming soon. Enjoy ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) Greg ALLEY ('73), Jerry LEWIS ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGHAN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb CRAWFORD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay EDWARDS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Pictures of fireworks and adventures With Jackie and I in the midst of planning our wedding (16 Aug) we decided to start including my friends with her pictures of our fireworks and adventures. Jackie has a blog that she posts pictures of herself and the two us doing fireworks and the occasional small adventure. The lady Maren says no problem, so here are a couple of URLs for recent happenings. Click on the URLs and scroll to the pictures, and enjoy Last Saturday, July 21, 2013 we did a small display for a 50th wedding anniversary: This was a barge display loaded in Tacoma and pushed 3 hr to West Seattle. http://www.travelpod.com/z/jackies-world/114/1374554874 Friday and all day Sunday, July 22 we did a large display for Lakefair over Capital Lake in Olympia. http://www.travelpod.com/z/jackies-world/113/1374528205 "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Re: 2013 Vancouver/Portland Bomber Picnic WHEN: Saturday - August 10, 2013 WHERE: Lewisville Park - North of Vancouver on Highway 503 TIME: 12:00 noon - until we get tired or run out of stories Plan to join us - bring annuals or reunion pictures to share - More information will be sent out later - just please be sure to Mark your Calendars!!! Plans will be made for food needed, barbecues and chefs! Please contact me if you plan to join us - so we have an idea how much food to plan for. Thanks! -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) I have not sent anything for a long time to the old Sandstorm. I do read it about every day though. You would think it would be a grand summer here in Richland except for the heat in the middle of the day. It is my 40 year high school reunion summer and I could possibly join the famous Club 40 or meet the famous David RIVERS ('65) even. I have to report sad news and send a salute to my mom who passed away on July 15th. My mom, Ruth Alley, was from Prosser and met my dad at a dance in Richland and soon was married in 1953. She raised nine Bombers and I will take a crack at the years. Greg ('73), Teresa ('74), Denise ('76), Kevin ('78), Helen ('80), Paula ('82), John ('83), Kathy ('84), and Mary ('86). She was a great mom and took care of family before anything else and was always there for all of us. Just thought I would put that out since I have been on this publication since 1998 and have talked to my parents' friends, neighbors, babysitters, classmates, and other Bombers who have crossed paths with my family. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ Richland where it`s nice in the morning and late evening. It`s also nice during the day outside if you're a rattlesnake. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jerry LEWIS ('73) Calling the class of '73. Sign up for our 40 year reunion now! Great activities WHEN: September 5 thru 8, 2013. http://www.a-city.us/rhs73/schedule.htm http://www.a-city.us/rhs73/register.asp Facebook group, for latest news: https://www.facebook.com/groups/194841117305848/ If you know someone from the class of '73 who might not get the message, please let them know and encourage them to sign up. If they need a printed form, we can get one to them. Contact me or Karen SULLIVAN Schwebke or for more info check the web pages. -Jerry LEWIS ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: In some cases fiction beats the truth Now I know, that many parts of my life could never be duplicated by fiction... I'm sure that is true for most of us. Some things have been so very strange and bizarre the imagination would strain to compete. Likewise, "fame" is a fickle, fleeting and illusive phenomenon as is infamy... I think the only thing I ever found to live up to its reputation was Hi-Spot and I was only allowed to attend for two years... yes yes it was my own fault, but my point is: Greg ALLEY ('73) be careful what you wish for! Mystery is a wonderful quality and can keep one on the trail for many years... but "let down" is forever! OK I admit it... Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) was everything I hoped for and more... but then... she still treats me as that little kid who fell for her in 7th grade! The b-day guy has always been one a them whatcha see is whatcha get kinda guys... I didn't know him in Richland, but he and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) have been great friends since Richland days... poor kid didn't gedda grageate from Col-Hi, but we don't hold that against him... I mean with all his faults it would just be a pile on... but we put up with him cuz he builds some cool rides... I think he sold me a Chebby motor cheap too which certainly redeemed him in my eyes... ok so I'm just a woofin' here so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Denny JOHNSON ('62WB) on your special day, July 25, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Rich O'MALLEY ~ Class of 1976 ~ 1958 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill SCOTT ('64), Linda McKNIGHT ('65) Bruce STRAND ('69), Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill LANGE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Retirement Well, I've been retired for about a month and a half now. It's great to lose track of what day it is, but something unexpected came up: I'm struggling to find a purpose. We are educated from early on to participate in a 9 to 5 (or 8 to 5) life style, with structure, a regulated environment, and a purpose provided, for which we receive feedback and validation daily. Suddenly all that structure, all those expectations, are removed. Is it any wonder I feel a bit lost? Now I must provide the purpose and the structure, the agenda, the to-do list. I feel cast adrift in a formless existence. I know that in time I will get used to all this freedom, but at the moment it's difficult. I know those of you still working may scoff at this, but wait 'til you get here and see if you don't feel some of the same. Oh, I'll come around in time and realize I now have more time to devote to family and hobbies and whatever. But setting your own daily schedule and goals is kind of tough at the moment. I'm used to having only the weekends for that; it's still hard to realize I've got 6 Saturdays and a Sunday every week to do them in. It's a good problem to have I guess. I welcome guidance from those who have gone before. Bill Scott (writing as B J Scott) http://www.lightonadistanthill.wordpress.com/ Enterprises staggering in scope sweep across the land . . . cultures clash, rising and falling . . . strong, courageous women rise above all. These are the novels of B J Scott: The Angel Trilogy: Angel of the Gold Rush, Angel's Daughter, Legacy of Angels Light On A Distant Hill - Winner, Original Softcover Fiction, 2011 Women Writing the West WILLA Literary Awards See profiles and excerpts of all these books and read Bill's blog at http://www.lightonadistanthill.wordpress.com/ -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) Just wanted to say thank you to Maren for putting our junior high annuals on the Sandstorm. What a treat and a walk down memory lane!! I don?t have my annuals from Chief Jo and so it was especially exciting to see all the kids I grew up with, and then to see all the kids from Carmichael. I remember quite a lot about my junior high days and seeing the pics was a real treat. [Watch the Carmichael and Chief Jo pages for annuals. I'll put a link there whenever we put a new one online... http://richlandbombers.com/0jhpicsCar.html http://richlandbombers.com/0jhpicsCJ.html and when we put a new Columbian online: http://richlandbombers.com/allcolumbians.html Maybe some of you YOUNGER Bombers would scan your Columbians, Cougars, &/or Warriors for everyone. -Maren] I am so proud to be a Bomber! My daughter works with a woman who is a Bomber, not sure what class she is, but most likely younger than me, and Jennifer says this woman is just as proud to be a Bomber. We are a very special group of people from a very special place, and although I don?t get back to Richland very often, I have wonderful memories of the years growing up there. Bomber Hugs, -Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Happy Birthday Steven Vernon PORTER ('69) on 7/25, wherever you are. I didn't need the Sandstorm to remind me; I remember because yours is two weeks before mine. We?re all getting older... Such a deal, -Bruce STRAND ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) Loving wishes to Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) and Gene Waldkoetter on their 60th wedding anniversary! -Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) & Cal Skaugstad ~ Fairbanks, AK ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Steve CARSON ('58) Carol CARSON ('60), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Peg SHEERAN ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Richard & William RATHVON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Well said about retirement; I think we all who had those 8-5 pm jobs went through the same thoughts about "what do I do next?" issues. I did some consulting work for about three years until folks quit calling me, then I immersed myself into local community activities as a volunteer: children's museum, performing arts center development & operation, planning commission, chamber of commerce, Community Library, Retired Active Men's group and others. Now, at 82, I am beginning to slow down, turning down offers to further volunteer and enjoy a daily nap, putter around in my wood shop, spend more time with family reunions and visits, travel and play with the kid's mother. It's a good life, Bill. If my memory serves right, this early in the morning, I think you live in nearby Nipomo, CA. My wife, Carol TYNER Roberts ('52), a very active volunteer with our Grover Beach Community Library, suggests that you offer your skills, knowledge and abilities to the Nipomo Library. As a successful author I would think that book clubs in the county would welcome a discussion about the books you have authored. Carol's book club will be dormant until sometime in October. Once you get started in this not-for-pay work, you will soon find yourself with more than you want to do; then, however, it is your decision where you want to take it. Stay in touch. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) ~ From Grover Beach, Central Coast of California, where people are the friendliest, good air quality, moderate weather, little traffic congestion, little crime, lots of vacationer attractions and quiet neighborhoods. Come visit and keep our area green-$$$ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Well said and I share your feelings. I have looked into being a volunteer mentor for the SCORE organization and keep procrastinating. Since I spent all of my career building businesses that seems a possibility but again I am not moving forward. I have a suggestion for Maren to help those of us in the same situation. When posting the Sandstorm instead of just 7/26/2013, how about Thursday, 7/26/2013. [I'm sure I'd screw that up, Steve... look 7/26/13 is FRIDAY... I would mess that up ... I'd have everybody on the wrong day AND DATE, too!!! HEY! Mick Jagger is 70 years old today, Friday, 7/26/13 -Maren] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) I know your feeling so well. I took early retirement when my Mom came to live with me after my Dad passed. Once Mom was gone, I was adrift as well. I found that volunteering gave me a way to stay engaged with other adults and made me feel useful. Just a thought. I know many food banks and other senior services always need volunteers. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ in Untypically summery Seattle **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) I saw your fine pyro display at Lakefair, even took a few shots of it myself. I was wondering at the time if you had anything to do with it. Alas the remains of the Oyster House having put on it's own show a couple of days earlier. And then there is the tallest abandoned building in town to give scale to the festivities. This is the first time I have shot fireworks with digital certainly a lot easier than film (if you take enough mistakes some are bound to turn out). Very cool show. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ver/130727-00.htm -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ near 90 in near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Retirement To: Bill SCOTT ('64) I surely can relate to your feelings, Bill. Exercise (classes and walking - alone or with a friend) and volunteer work helped me through those feelings of uselessness. Best wishes to you. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) ~ Omak, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) My husband says the same thing: "6 Saturdays and 1 Sunday". He loses track of the days. I'm thinking, to fill the days, you need to write another book. Hopefully, that's not what you retired from. I, along with many others, have read all the other books. Each one is very good. What do you say? -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Still in Eureka, CA but not for long... YAY!!!!! Should be in Kennewick by the end of August for sure. But, they keep telling us not to count of anything until the check is in the bank. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Countin' flowers on the wall That don't bother me at all... And just where the heck is the Captain when ya need him... I'd settle for Mr. Greenjeans or even Mr. Grandfather clock... "please" and "thank you"... is it my majunashun or did we have access (not sure where they came from... too big for a cereal box) to these cut out fold together Mr. Grandfather clocks that had eyes and mouths that moved? Dunno where the memory came from... just recalled it when I started thinkin' 'bout the Captain... ah well I don't play cards no matter how many there are... I do remember in Vietnam, my mom and dad used to send me ash trays, key chains and all kinds of stuff they used to get at the Casino cages and cards lots and lots of cards to give to my buddies... I know they liked the cards... not much use for ash trays and key chains but I see now days, some of those ash trays are worth a pretty penny since everything is generic now... nobody has the name of their casino on the ash trays any more... in fact, tho I haven't tried walkin' the strip in prolly 35 or 40 years, Ann ENGEL Shafer ('63) says they have goofed up the strip so much with steps and walkways and trains that walking the strip has become a big ordeal instead of the fun exkershun it used to be... gotta call yesterday from my old partner (the one that paid me not to come to work) he wanted to congratulate me on my retirement... when I left Lionel Sawyer & Collins, Sam was 65... I figured he was so old he was gonna croak any day and one of my best friends and a guy I couldn't stand would tear that firm apart... well here it is... Sam is now 92 years old and still goes to work every day and still looks like the ultimate lawyer he is... we talked for a minute about his nephew, my Partner that passed in April and that was that... we've always remained close friends... I guess you can imagine it felt kinda funny talking to a 92 year old working lawyer about my retirement... well enough about me... let's talk about the b-day Bomber-babe... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) on your special day, July 27, 2013!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Thanks to Maren for using the IrfanView program, the 1962 Chief Jo Warrior is now at the following link: http://richlandbombers.com/warriors/62warrior/00.htm 9th Grade - Future class of '65 8th Grade - Future class of '66 7th Grade - Future class of '67 Enjoy ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) I'm trying to remember who were the members of the Deming family. I knew them briefly when they lived at 103 Cullum, roughly from 1952 to 1959. As I write that, I wonder which of us lived where. For example, I lived at: 1039 Winslow from '52 to '54, 903 Adams from '54 to '62 (behind Ken FORTUNE ('66) and across the street from CJ Mitchell's family), and at 808 Winslow from '62 until I graduated. (My mother continued to live at 808 Winslow until she died in October, 2007.) By the way, I'm still trying to find anybody who knew Stan Myers. He lived at 96 Cullum and 422 Duane (renamed Goethals). -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Carol MOORE Lampshire ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2013 >>Kevin BENNETT ~ Class of 1995 ~ 1977 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim RUSSELL ('58), Helen CROSS ('62) John CAMPBELL ('63), Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Perry MOORE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) "Heads Up" for Class of '53 The Class of '53 is holding its Sixty Year Bomber Reunion at the Shilo Inn on Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th. We can't post our schedule to the Bomber website until a new webmaster is available, but here are some very important details. (Meals and other activities are with Club 40 on their time schedule ? see http://richlandclub40.org/2013ReunionSchedule.html Friday, Sept. 6 ? 3:30 p.m. ? Join the line-up on the bleachers behind the Shilo Inn for our class photo. Saturday, Sept. 7 ? 3:00-5:30 p.m. ? Enjoy '53's exclusive Special Meeting in the Shilo Ballroom (Memorial Tribute to our 75 deceased, and classmates' gabfest) Please pre-register for BOTH days, unless circumstances prevent. Use form on http://richlandclub40.org/2013ReunRegisForm.pdf DEADLINE: August 24 ? Mail pre-registration form directly to Treasurer Ann Thompson in Bothell, NOT to the Richland PO Box. Ann is preparing the ID tags to which your committee will add photos. Remember, Richland's fire code limits the number of people allowed in the hotel ballroom, so pre-registration is essential ? no walk-ons. We can hardly wait to see you! Bomber Cheers, Norma LOESCHER Boswell (Chair, Treasurer only for $11.00 photo, Club 40 Class Rep, decorations helper) Kathy JENSEN Collins (Local calls & mailings, hotel info, found photographer for class photo) Jim McKEOWN (Memorial Tribute, photos for name tags) Jack SINDERSON and Edna McKeown (Memorial Board) Lois LOFTUS Hanses, Hal GIBSON & Baret Ann McINTYRE Gibson, and others (work party) -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time again to dust off the ol' propeller beanie. Yup, another Bomber Babe birthday to commemorate. She is not only a Bomber Babe, she has also portrayed a damsel in distress in a melodrammer presented on the Col-hi stage, and she is a poet. A few years back, she also gave the Bomber community a scare when she had some medical complications. Fortunately all is well, and in a year or two she will be able to legally partake of adult beverages in some of Richland's better watering holes. So, let's have a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) on this, her 19th birthday. Now for something completely different. Just looked at the '62 Chieftan that was on line. Doesn't look like the David RIVERS ('65) we all know, maybe the captions are wrong. Kid is almost good looking. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where July is winding down, and the Homer Davenport Community Festival will soon be taking over nearby Silverton, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Hey, Steve, I've found the best way to know what day of the week it is, is to look at my pill box each morning. Works like a charm. Cheers, -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA on a nice Saturday **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy birthday a day late to my husband's cousin, Ellen Bohringer ('65). Warren (nab) is at his 50 year high school reunion up in Brewster, WA... Ryan and I are here in Kennewick with Roy ('65)!! Off to Nevada and our grandson Sunday!! Xox, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Happy Birthday Perry I looked on the old calendar (no pun intended) and was reminded to wish classmate Perry MOORE ('63) a happy birthday (Sunday). You really need to get an old Ford again, buddy. Who says you can't go back? I'm heading for Zip's sometime during our 50 year reunion! -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hola and pura vida to all, I want to weigh in re the retirement comments. I will be changing my life flow in a couple years. I intend to continue to work quite a while. I am now substitute teaching. In my district, Seattle, you can remain a sub if you only work 10 days a year. Many only work 15-20 to remain in the craft and be active. One sub friend is 80! I was interviewed about retirement by a rep of Ch 9 a few years ago. Thank you Mrs. Davis for our tough English classes. I said. "Let's look at the word." RE means do it again. TIRE is being fatigued and MENT is being in the state of. I don't think I wish to do that: be tired over and over. My teaching has given me many adventures and opportunities to express my creativity and learn new skills, as well as travel. I intend to continue with public schools a long time. I am transitioning to be certified to teach yoga for us oldies, tho I currently practice with the current, hot yoga crowd where I sitck out a bit as the elder. I also am getting my yoga blogs and articles published. My big growth challenge is to figure a way to live part of the year in my favorite Costa Rica town and part where I'll move to be in Sequim after I leave Seattle. Hasta mas tarde -Cathy GEIER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Lenora HUGHES ('55), Steve CARSON ('58) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Jamie WORLEY ('64), Larry BOWLS ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) I want to wish my brother, Tom HUGHES ('56), a very special birthday. He deserves the very best that life has to offer. I love you my brother. Have a wonderful day. Your "sis", -Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Jim RUSSELL ('58), Re: Day/Date That works if I didn't forget to take the previous day's [pills]. Thanks. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [That's what I said... and Jim responded: "Do you suppose I might get younger by a day each day I forget to take a pill? Maybe I should try that." -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Olympia Fireworks display To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Making the Lakefair display our "Home Town Event". Meaning "no holds barred, let er rip". Something over 30 years ago I was managing NW Display for Ace Fireworks out of Bellevue. They were a division of ACE Novelty. Even then I was a good salesperson with fireworks, and I took the Olympia event away from the entity that I now own. Later Ace sold the display side of the business to a fellow in Oregon. He hired me right away to manage the Washington territory. Unfortunately when he later retired, a son-in-law took over. He and I did not get along at all. I could not abide his business habits, language, and many other aspects. My favorite quote from Mark Twain is "we will draw a curtain of charity over the rest of the scene." When I told him I was not shooting for him any more He said he would blacklist me and I would never be able to fire another display. 4 days later I got a call from Pyrodyne Aerial (one of several predecessor entities of EFI) offering me a show to shoot the next Friday and I worked for them for years doing hundreds of events in the US and all across Canada. But despite all offers we could never get that "hometown" display back. Jump ahead in time to fall of 2007. Jackie and I were in China visiting suppliers. My cell rang and it was the Hawaii Dept. of Labor and Ind. wanting me to set up a course to certify their pyrotechnicians. Long story short: I did it, and they were happy. My partners were not. (Visions of my laying in the sun on the beach). I was only gone 4 days including 2 of flying time... Ahhh... but the Gods smiled on this one. I sat down in my favorite seat to fly home on Alaska, 7D. An elderly couple were in E and F. Seeing my shirt logo he started asking questions about fireworks. He was surprised to learn we were based in Olympia. He asked if I had seen the Lakefair Display and what did I think of it. I was getting suspicious by this time so I listed all the things that were wrong with it and the mystery of why they rejected our bids that nearly gave the display to them. (it really was a very poorly done display, boring and not at all well done) He was shocked, AND, admitted he was the President of Lakefair!! A few days later I gave him a tour of our facility and we took him to a long lunch and had a great conversation about entertaining people with fire. We got the bid and have never looked back. This years display (#6), said by many to be the best ever by a wide margin, started with over 100 salutes in the first 3 minutes. That silenced all comments of not enough noise. Our our Lakefair friend came to our office Friday, selected one of Jackie's photos for their next year's program, and said to "raise the budget to $------ and extend the contract to three years". I have been forgiven for "laying in the sun". Last week Jackie and I drove up to Port Ludlow (cross Hood Canal bridge and turn right and down the hill to Port Ludlow). I wanted to be sure we had all the details straight for the display Saturday, 7/27. When we finished that task, I called John HALL ('60) and we drove over to their Summer home for a visit with John and Connie MADRON Hall ('60). Nice folks, lovely home, incredible view. We did the display last night and all went well. I got busy and didn't have a chance to make contact with John and Connie but I hope they got to view the display. Connie is recovering from a broken bone in her foot. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Mat/130729-Halls.jpg "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Retirement. Now that's a subject I can write about. I've been enjoying my retirement, now that we've finally settled down permanently in one place. My wife says we're not moving for at least 20 years. The first thing I enjoyed was the fact that when I retired our income went up. Which says a lot about how well the State of Arizona pays its employees. Well, you can't really expect a job that you love and great pay too. The second thing I enjoy is that I can get up when I wake up, whether it's 8:30am or 11:30am. Except Saturdays; I joined a creative writing workshop as I have a children's book I'd like to get published some day, and it meets at 8:30am. I also enjoy not having to shave every day. I've hated shaving ever since I was a 12-year-old encountering puberty, thanks to my doctor. I'd been underweight all my life, so he gave me hormones to help me gain weight. I did add a few pounds, but I still weighed less than 100 pounds when I graduated from high school, 108 pounds from college; however, I also went from singing soprano to singing bass in two weeks. At least it got me through puberty in record time. Of course, I miss the underweight days now; I'll never see them again. A third thing I enjoy is being able to take trips whenever we want. We just got back from taking my son and two of our grandsons to Carlsbad Caverns National Park and White Sands National Monument. The weather was not completely cooperative ? there was a storm over most of the southwest. Just as we arrived at Carlsbad Caverns in the evening to watch the bats fly out of the cave the park cancelled the viewing due to lightning in the area. However, the weather did cooperate at White Sands; the kids and I had fun sledding down the sides of the sand dunes. It'll probably take me a month to get all the fine sand out of the van. We're all enjoying the swimming pool. We had a heater installed so we could use it earlier and later in the year, but it's also good now that the weather is hot ? I run it at night and it cools the water down when it gets too warm. It's most comfortable in the 85-90 range. I especially like swimming about 9pm ? the pool has an underwater light, and the ripples on the surface make nice patterns on the wall surrounding the back yard. And it's very peaceful. We had a railing installed by the steps into the pool after my wife fractured her foot stepping down from the deck. I use it, too. We also had a solar photovoltaic system installed. It currently provides about half our energy, but in the winter time it will probably eliminate our electric bill and feed excess energy back into the grid. It doesn't save us any money; but we have a fixed lease for 20 years, and if electricity rates continue to rise it will eventually save. I also still enjoy keeping busy with small jobs around the house. It was completely renovated before we bought it, so there's nothing major. The house had new ceiling fans operated by remote controls, all using the same frequency, so my first job was changing them to different frequencies. The master bedroom closet clothes rack was over 7 feet high, well beyond my 4'10" wife's reach, so I lowered it and installed several others. There was almost no storage except a tiny attic over the garage, so I put up a steel shed on the RV slab. I ordered an 8x10 shed from Lowe's, went to pick it up (it took two burly men and a forklift to get it into the van), and brought it home. Since I couldn't move the box, I opened one end and took the pieces out one by one and laid them on the slab. When I took the empty box out I discovered ? it was a 10x12 shed. I called Lowe's and the manager said I could either return it for the correct one or keep it. So we have a much larger shed, and Lowe's has a devoted customer. My next job is installing a long shelf over the pegboard in my garage where I have my workshop. I love that ? we have a 3-car garage and only 2 cars, so I finally have a place to keep and use my tools. Another job that started out small is getting all the automatic sprinkler circuits working. The back yard with four circuits wasn't so bad ? just replacing two of the valve diaphragms. The front yard turned out to be more challenging, even though it has only two circuits. I got the valves working, but it turned out there are about six leaks in the tubing. I had to replace the tubing running under the driveway as one leak was there; that turned out to be relatively easy. But fixing the one leak doesn't seem to help ? another one pops up somewhere. I probably need to replace all the tubing ? but not when the temperature is over 105! Well, this should take care of my participation in Sandstorm for another six months. I enjoy reading it. I don't think I've ever deleted an entry from my e-mail, although I lost a week or so when my system crashed and my backup was a week old. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jamie WORLEY ('64) Is there anything better than lifelong friends? What a treat to have lunch with people you have known "forever." From left Kathie ROE ('64), June PERKINS ('64), Barb MILLER ('64), Jamie WORLEY ('64), Terry DAVIS ('65), Dawn BERN ('64), and Rick WARFORD ('65). http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Wor/130729-Friends.jpg To: Bill SCOTT ('64) You are so right about The Peter Principle. I followed your advice. As for retirement - if you forget to play you are probably dead! I think my dad lived so long because as hard as he worked, he played just as hard. -Jamie WORLEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry BOWLS ('64) Re: George A. BOWLS ('55-RIP) My brother George A. BOWLS (?55), and classmate to many, passed away this morning, July 28, 2013. He passed peacefully in his sleep around 7:30 am. He was suffering the effects of two different recurring cancers and was residing at the Manor Care facility in Lynwood, WA. George's other siblings were Charlie ('51-RIP), Thurman ('56), David ('58), Sarah ('59), & Bob (61). A formal obituary will be prepared in the days ahead and provided to the Sandstorm. -Larry BOWLS ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The last haircut Well thanks to John CAMPBELL ('63) I caught Perry MOORE's b-day on face book... sorry I missed it inna SS, man! Yesterday, I did my first "home-made" yellow stickie off'n my cheat sheet... the others were all "professionally" made at the office... still look zakly the same but I think there's smaller writing on the new one... hafta measure to be sure... Now lemme say that I am pretty darned sure that I coulda lived another buncha years without being reminded of my 9th grade picture... tho I gotta say, the Senior Squid ('54) was not the first to bring it to my 'tension... I won't mention my bestex that emailed it to me the other day... brought back one heck of alotta memories... that was the year I started smoking at home... it was also the year I thought I was big enough to take on the ol' man... I was very wrong on that count and couldn't wear my football helmet the next day to prove it... never made that mistake again... at the end of the year, my mom made me the happiest kid in Richland, by telling me that I could not play football any more till I brought my grades up... I had played just well enough to stay first string, but never well enough to get hurt... after seeing WARFORD's ('65) knee go in ten different directions one day, I knew I was inna wrong game, but as long as the rest of the guys were playing, I felt honor bound... (no I really don't think if they'd a jumped off the Empire State Building would have also... but hey... it didn't happen so... )... from then on I could sit in the stands with the Bomber-babes and devote a great deal more time to sampling various beers, wines and other fine beverages to my heart's content... that was the year that I thought WARFORD and I were the last guys in our class to ditch our DAs. Turns out I was wrong, cuz a glance at our '65 Columbian shows Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) was still sporting his... but is was also a special year in one other respect... It was the last haircut I got from my Pop. Now, that haircut didn't come easy. My Dad was a schemer... he knew I was getting too old for him to cut my hair much longer and that pretty soon I'd be finding ways to make money to go to the barber shop next to Johnny's Delicatessen... he took some time to hatch his little plan... he coulda saved himself the trouble since the football helmet incident... I wouldn't be putting up any real kind of a fight... anyway, he figured if a girl suggested I get rid of the Duck Tail I'd go along with it... now he knew the PARKERS ('60;'63;'65) must be hot numbers, as my buds and I spent a great deal of our time over there and there was always some hot rod parked outside... but he didn't know they weren't triplets, I guess... so he called over there and getting a young female on the line suggested he would make it worth her while to suggest I get a short haircut... Well, Bethie ('63) gotta kick out of that and told me his little proposition... it didn't work, but I gave in and let him give me a "high and tight" one more time... he was possibly the worst home haircut person inna world... unfortunately for me, that was right before our 9th grade pictures were taken... and that my friends is the "rest of the story"... But it shore ain't the enda this post... I gotta wish my first baby-sitter's ('55) brother an HB... now there was a time we called this fellow the "little bomb maker"... now lest some Gubmint type get the wrong idea... We are the Bombers, mighty, mighty Bombers and this guy made some of the coolest wooden Richland Bombs around... he made pins too... I got one of the very early ones and I know Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) hadda copy cat me and get one of the later ones... he doesn't make them any more but kinda like Norm Grabowski (NAB RIP) skull gear shift knobs (I've got 2... one very early and one later style... I do miss Normy... he was quite a guy) these are collectors items today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HUGHES ('56) on your special day, July 29, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Bob CROSS ('62) Earl BENNETT ('63), Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan CROSS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne MYERS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: RIVERS' ('65) Haircut Picture Thought David's father did a good job feathering in the bowl line. At least David was hung by his heels so his dad could get the top even. And, as I pointed out to him, the do looks better than his boot camp graduation picture. Bet he'd pay millions to keep that one suppressed. Re: George BOWLS ('55-RIP) Sorry to hear of the passing of George BOWLS ('54 & '55). He was a real nice guy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES (Senior Squid)('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, were it is cloudy at the moment with the vaguest possibility of precipitation on Wednesday or Thursday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) Re: Birthday Wish for Allan CROSS ('59) I would like to wish my older brother, Allan, a very happy birthday and hope he continues his recovery. I missed my other siblings birthdays (Carol and Duane) but .333 is not a bad batting average if I was playing baseball. Keep smiling, brother - it confuses everyone else. -Bob CROSS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: "Retirement ... Well, you can't really expect a job that you love and great pay too." Actually, David, though I didn't expect it, it did work out that way for me. After the Air Force made me an Arabic Voice Language Processing Technician I left the service, got a degree in Near East Languages & Literature at UW, and went to work at the National Security Agency (NSA - AKA No Such Agency) for five years in similar work. Then a former supervisor formed a translation company so I joined him to translate military, technical and scientific Arabic under contract for the Army's Foreign Science & Technology Center. When he lost the contract (not his fault, abortion debates in Congress delayed or cancelled lots of contracts) I went to work for FSTC and really enjoyed it, but thought a job opening at the headquarters (Intelligence & Security Command - INSCOM) would be career enhancing. Within two years I realized how much I missed the language work and started trying to get back into it. I applied for various jobs, but nothing worked out. After about ten or more years of that I applied for a job that read like it had been written for me, but the selecting official was more impressed with someone's Ph.D., even though the interviewer said he would have hired me for my proven work record. I finally told God I would do whatever He wanted, wherever He wanted me. Then I stared having opportunities to get back into the translation work, primarily through my Naval Reserve side career (that's another story for another time). Fifteen years after I took the INSCOM job, and thirteen years after starting to try to get back to the language work, the job I had left at FSTC (changed name to National Ground Intelligence Center by then) came open again. I applied and was accepted, but the offer was for one GS grade lower than the position I was in at the time, living in the DC suburbs (Woodbridge, VA, 12 miles south of the beltway). I accepted it anyway, because the cost of living in central Virginia was almost two grades lower, so we actually improved our standard of living despite the drop in income. Then, a year later, my supervisor had told me what I needed to do to get promoted back to the grade I had left, so I did it. So there you have it, back to the work I loved in a nice place to live, and getting paid better, too, in relation to the cost of living. I retired in December last year, so that brings up another: Re: Bill SCOTT ('64) - retirement A month after I retired I became the Treasurer at our church. The previous Treasurer had the position for 29 years and needed some serious surgery, so she decided it was time to trade places with me (I had been the Assistant for a couple of years). I'm not sure, now, how I ever had time to work. I am getting a few projects completed that have been on hold for years for lack of time, and I'm taking better care of myself, but my wife is threatening to tell the Church Council that it should be a paid position because of the time it requires. I'm enjoying it and won't support her proposal if she follows through, but it will take a full year to really wrap my head around the whole process. The most important thing about retirement is to get into something you enjoy and devote some energy to it. My wife still substitute teaches. I want to get involved in elder care in some way (though I'll never work full-time again), once I have a better handle on the Treasurer function. I would also like to turn trees into lumber, but my personal physician is skeptical about my back being able to take it - he's probably right, with an orthopedic surgeon in agreement. Moving the lumber once it's cut is pretty demanding, and the chainsaw work can be taxing as well. Regards, ecb3 - from the Piedmont, VA, where we've been enjoying unusually mild summer for a week or so - normally I would expect mid- to high-nineties or more and high humidity in late July -and the hummingbirds are providing relaxing entertainment on the front porch as seven of them squabble over the three feeders. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) Re: Track Looking at the track picture brought back a great memoir. http://richlandbombers.com/warriors/61warrior/54-Track.html Ninth grade, fresh out of CTK, my pal Mark BROWNE ('64-RIP) and I were getting ready to go home when we heard the cry, "They are taking the track picture, so everyone interested in turning out for track better get." That photo shows that Chief Jo was a real track school. How many showed up... it seemed like 199 or so. When asked what my event was to be, I said "Shot put." and I think Mark stated he was a 100 yard dasher. So there we are standing together in the back row, and that was the extent of our letterman's quest. Instead we chose the stage and footlights, much less exhausting. Later, Bob 63/64 -Bob MATTSON ('63 & '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Larry BOWLS ('64) I'm very sorry for the passing of your brother. God speed. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ for now in Eureka, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: B-days keep on keepin' on revised First: My condolences to my dear friend, Larry BOWLS ('64) and his family on the loss of their brother, George ('54&'55-RIP). There is little more I can say. But I will share this as I have with a few others: "Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!" -Henry Scott Holland Second: I must ask... a dear friend who often holds my life in her hands ('63), ordered Bomberopoly in May. Her PayPal receipt says the seller was "RHSimb". She has not received the game and does any one know who she should call? Help! I don't want to sleep on the Patio in December, this is very important to me!!! [Bomberopoly Lady, Valarie Peery (NAB), rhsimb@gmail.com -Maren] Thanks to Jamie WORLEY ('64) for sending the picture of the Bomberopoly Gang... sounded like you kids were having fun when Terry ('65) called. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Wor/130729-Friends.jpg Well, all the chatter about the "R" word has been fun and enlightening. So much so that today I did something way out of character and kinda wild and crazy... I usually cut my hair on Sunday... well, this week, I waited and cut it on Monday... I know... I know... it is very hard to believe but it is true and I don't care who knows... I'm free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So we got us a b-day dude today that I've known since 2nd grade when I moved to Spalding. He lived just south of me on the wrong side of Salem... well anybody who lived south of me lived on the wrong side of Salem since I lived at Salem and Acacia, I was the first house on Acacia to live on the "right" side of Salem... anyone who lived on the dividing line for Jr. Hi gets my drift... I had the distinct pleasure of having breakfast with the b-day boy and his son this June at CDNs and it was a great time of catch up. He and I NEVER agree on the right time to have a 5 year reunion, but hey... if that's the worst of our troubles I'd say we're pretty darned well off. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gregor HANSON ('65) on your special day, July 30, 2013 and Congrats on being the first name on my first home made yellow stickie!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) P.S. I did NOT put the picture of the Chief Jo page on my post yesterday! Some one else did! Some cool pix tho. [Guilty... I posted the link to the picture... -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 Web site Greetings Bombers, Just a short note to let everyone know that Club 40 has a new webmaster and that the Club 40 web page has been brought up to date as of 7/28/2013. If anyone sees something not quite correct or has questions regarding the web page, you can go directly to the "Email Club40 Webmaster" button at the very bottom of any page. When you click the "Email Club40 Webmaster" button at the very bottom of the page, a blank email will pop up all pre-addressed to webmaster@RichlandClub40.org for you. All you need to do is type in the body of the email. All suggestions and comments are welcome and will be responded to ASAP. Thanks. -John ZIMMER ('66), Club 40 President ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Ruth MILES ('59) Mary RAY ('61), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Mick HEMPHILL ('66), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: George Bowls ['54 & '55-RIP] Sorry to hear about George's passing. When I would hang out with Thurman Bowls ('56), George would be around from time to time and whilst he was not that much older than Thurman and I, he was the "older brother" image that I never had. I WAS the Older Brother in our family and I always admired, and was even a little jealous of those who had older siblings, especially brothers. I think that George participated in the Bowls family rendezvous here in Anacortes now and again for a fishing trip, or that is how I remember Larry BOWLS ('64) telling me. My condolences to both Thurman and Larry and to George's family too. He did have an impact on my early Richland life. Re: Retirement I tried retirement for about 30 seconds way back about fifteen years ago and it was just not for me. I am not much of a volunteer so that did not work. My golf game did not improve and I could only wash my car so many times each week so I went back into business, on my own. An associate of mine and I have formed Bold Ventures LLC and we take on selected business projects that might need some internal, sales or funding help and try (90% of the time) to get them back on track. We now have four such projects, we could have a couple of hundred, that keep us quite busy but I can also travel, sleep in or whatever as I like. We are not greedy and don't take a lot for our efforts but we do get an equity position in all of them and thus some pretty good cash flow to BV on a monthly basis. Being a bit back-loaded like that is not too hard on the company we are helping in start-up or rejuvenation and it creates a nice monthly semi/quasi retirement income for us. What the real benefit for me is that it keeps me sharp mentally and that too is important. We don't do projects that require us to be out in the middle of North Dakota in the middle of January any more but have a nice one in Puerto Rico. I really like it and look forward to "going to work" at anywhere from 6am to Noon as I desire. We have also made a lot of folks some very nice returns on investment, far better than bank interest and that is satisfying too. I was never a "company" guy and never got used to 9 to 5 patterns nor did I ever like the mandatory Monday AM meetings that were so obligatory, but on the flip side working for yourself means that you don't have a lot of corporate benefits either but I guess you can't have it both ways. I don't have to work but I want to and it is keeping me mentally young. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where we are having the summer of our lives. I don't know how many days without precipitation but it is a lot. My lawn looks like the Iraqi desert and now we have zero/zero visibility fog in the AM until noon but "dinner on the deck" is the order of the day every night. Had a good Red (Sockeye) run, better than average King (Chinook) return but are awaiting what might be a record Pink salmon run any day now. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Re: Bomberopoly I ordered Bomberopoly in April and never heard anything, so on July 12 I emailed a query, to rhsimb@gmail.com and got the following response: Hello- Sorry to take so long to get back to you. Yes- your order was received and a board is set aside for you. Since this is a very small group, I'm working on getting folks matched up w their orders. Were you in the Tri-Cities or outside the area? Thank you -Valarie I have responded, and we'll see ... -Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) ~ Goldendale, WA where it's pretty smoky to the north and east, and the fire fighters seem to have gotten a grip on that Mile Marker 28 fire **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) A while back someone suggested having books written by Alumni listed on a permanent page. I thought that to be a good idea. Writing a book isn't half as hard as figuring out what to do with it after it is finished. Who better to get advice and support from than fellow Alumni? Getting a book published through a good publisher is a long process even if one is lucky enough to have their manuscript accepted early in the game. For that reason, I've decided to turn my book into an eBook on Amazon first, but I?m finding the process somewhat daunting. It appears formatting a manuscript so that it will convert to an eReader properly can be tricky as well as some of the options that Amazon gives you. I?m struggling with whether or not to choose the Digital Rights Management option because of its downsides and a few other critical decisions. Love to hear from anyone who has been there done that. My book is a nonfiction book for kids of all ages. Without giving the title or subject matter away before it is out there, I can say that the idea for the book came from a paper found amongst my school memorabilia that I had written in the 7th grade. While going through my school memorabilia a year or so ago, I scanned some of the newspaper clippings from my scrap book for safekeeping. If interested, I would be glad to send some of them in. One is of Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) hanging out with friends in one of their bedrooms during their 1959 summer vacation. I don?t recall ever seeing it posted here before. Another is a neat collage of the 1958-1959 cheerleaders from our district. Plus some others that might be of interest. The thing most noteworthy about the newspaper photos and articles is the fact that kids got so much attention and respect back then. Maybe a little more of that is needed today. Maren: Please note my email address change. I?m not on your mailing list and I haven?t written in for a good while, but I would be glad to contribute to the cause anyway. Your links have never worked for me, so I can?t contribute that way. The message reads: ?The default mail client is not properly installed.? I assume it means I don't have Outlook. Send me an email with an address and I will be glad to mail you a token of my appreciation for what you do so diligently and for taking time to post this entry. Thanks! If you live where it is hotter than Texas, I don?t know how you stand it? -Mary RAY Henslee ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We got great memories! Well, the posting of the '62 Chief Jo Warrior (can we still say that?) seems to have been a hit with all ages and sure brought back some fun memories... but then our home town is just full of fun memories for pretty much every kid in every class... the two guys with b-days today are and were no exception... the Senior guy, really wuz a Senior in '62... I believe I met him for the first time face to face in Vancouver at Freddie SCHAFER's ('63-RIP) memorial where he and his younger brother ('66) handled the cooking and feeding of the Bombers... what a wonderful gathering that was, but hey... it was a Bomber Gathering so no real surprise... the "younger" guy was a best bud of Jo "Mills" MILES ('64) and I got to know him my Sophomore year... kinda interesting how that happened... I was dating a girl who was the "ex" of one of the friends of the b-day guy... one day the "ex" called me and told me he was coming over to kick my "Arapaho A**"... I mean right outa the blue... so OK, a few minutes later, up "roars" the b-day kid's metallic pink 4 door '52 Ford... now that was enough to give a guy pause... not zakly yer Gansta-mobile... as it stopped all 4 doors flew open and guys started piling out like clowns at the circus... well, there wasn't much for me ta do but start yelling at the top of my lungs from my room upstairs in our "F" house and continue bellowing all the way down stairs as I blasted thru the screen door... to my surprise, instead of getting the crap kicked outa me... all them guys jumped back in the pink-mobile faster than they had piled out... and that was how he and I became friends... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Mike JENNINGS ('64-RIP) on your special day, July 31, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Duffers & Hackers, Got to Richland Friday noon with both kids & both G-kids. Rich & Marilee played golf with me at Toppenish's Mt. Adams & Yakima's Westwood. I'm at Columbia Point after a 87 from whites and can play Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday if any locals want a game or need a 13 for a forth. My daughter Allison is visiting with family, while son David is terrorizing Seattle with Paul's son Jordan. Still haven't seen all the Sinclairs yet, but will leave the courses to visit with family. I can reached for golf at 925/323-4142. Go Bombers, go Cougs. -Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) The tribute to Larry BOWLS' ('64) brother was fantastic. I've saved the piece for future use someday. I really liked it and all spoke truth. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Eureka, CA Thought is was winter already. Had a heavy fog last night and very wet this morning. We won't be above mid 50s today. Glad to think that it will still be summer when we move to Kennewick. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Happy Birthday to Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Just wanted to wish my older (no longer bigger) brother a very Happy Birthday today (7/31). I am sorry we are not able to get together this year, but I will enjoy at least one "Tall Cool One" to celebrate you surviving this long? I hope you have a great day, and I hope the socks still fit? Love ya brudder, -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: August lunch for Girls of ?66 WHEN: Thursday, August 15th TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: Cheese Louise, 619 The Parkway in Richland. Their phone number is 420-4222. Click the link below to view their menu: http://www.cheese-louise.com/images/Menu_5.12.12.pdf Pease let me know if you will be able to attend. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2013 ~ August, 2013