Large file downloading - Please be patient!
Click a date to go to that day's Alumni Sandstorm.
Use your browser's back button to return here.
 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ August, 2013
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
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 ~ 08/01/13 - Sandstorm 15th BIRTHDAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CRUM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann ENGEL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HASKINS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne PETERSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula SAUCIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim EDGAR ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Retirement All those endeavors were satisfying and, I think, worthwhile. A fellow like Bill BERLIN ('56) - obviously good at administration and organization, could likely find satisfaction in endeavors like these. And I think volunteer "good works" are VERY important! Without them, many of these "good works" just won't get done - or the government will take them over. Either way, it's a bad thing! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ enjoying RV'ing in the Pacific Northwest - and retired from volunteering! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I used to frequent the Safeway store in Omak and would often wear Bomber apparel. There was an older man who bagged groceries and he always chatted with me because he knew a BOMBER when he saw one! He was a Yakima grad? Maybe? Been a while... Our Yakima Valley conference for sure. ANYWAY, he was a RETIRED pediatric dentist... and bagging groceries at Safeway... just for fun... Food for thought -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A momentous day indeed. Yes, boys and girls of all ages, this is the day we celebrate the birth of this particular and singular "newspaper". Mornings are not quite the same without a dose of Alumni Sandstorm in the inbox. Let's all give a rousing thank you to Maren and the rest of those who got this going "way back" in the 20th century. On top of that, the ol' propeller beanie gets tipped in honor of one of the younger Bomber Babes birthday. I did not know this young lady back in the day. We only met at one of the first Portland Bomber lunches. She has been a delight to know and has weathered a storm or two in her life with great elan. Happy Birthday to Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63). Remember, Ann, you'll get to sit at the big kids' table any time you want. Good to hear from Goldendale, WA, that the fire is getting closer to being contained. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are getting ready for Homer Davenport Community Festival this week-end. The weather promises to be moderate. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, August 3 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I'm mildly jealous of the classes that have nicknames like "Magic Class of '64". Does Class of '62 have a nickname? If not, I'd like to suggest Plutonium Class of '62. Mildly radioactive but not deadly (if I remember the B Reactor tour guide correctly). -David DOUGLAS (Plutonium Class of '62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to a bevy of Bomber Beauties from the Gold Medal Class of '63. One I've known from the get go, when she first graced the halls of Lewis & Clark some 60 odd years ago, and still gives me immense joy every time we get together and sing show tunes at Starbucks. We're kind of a two person Flash Mob. The other I met my fist day at Carmichael in September of 1957, and she's still the poster child for "Feisty". Happy Birthday to Mary Ann WEILAND and little Annie ENGEL... can't wait until the huggin' starts in September for our 50 year reunion, which will be kinda strange since we're are all only about 18 years old. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a thrill Well, today I got one a my all time most ever favorite Bomber- babes and a good buddy lined up for b-day notes... but wow... I mean wow... when I read the SS on the 31st and saw that my ol' pal Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) had named his son after me... well I dunno... I just beamed... what an honor... now I ain't no golfer... in fact, when I left the world of the Big Firms, I gave my clubs to a friend of mine... he wanted to buy them but I said no... he could borrow them... Now I know it may come as a HUGE surprise to some of my friends... but I am not big on sports and I really disliked Golf... it was just one of those things that was expected... it's been many years now and I've never asked for those antiques back... wow, Duncan... wow... hey I didn't know Mickey HEMPHILL ('66) was such a big Wailers fan... yes "Tall Cool One" was a great song, but I gotta say "Dirty Robber" is still prolly my favorite... so are you and Tom ('62) gonna just sit around and listen to one song over and over when ya get together next time? Let me suggest that you have something else planned... I mean it ain't none a my beez wax, man but can you say "boring"? I did find it interesting that my Oly bud wasn't the only one who has been waiting for Bomberopoly... "were you in the Tri-Cities or outside the area" does not instill confidence... I would not hold my breath on delivery any time soon... so Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) I suggest you have an alternative gave for dinner in December... I would make suggestions but then I'd be in trouble again and September is fast approaching... I do not relish being bound, gagged and thrown in the river so I will be a "good boy"... besides, I don't wanna give the Senior Squid ('54) anything more to make fun of me about! (sorry for the preposition, ecb3)... oh heck... this is getting way off track... I gotta Bomber-babe who just makes my heart melt every time I see her... hope she's found her phone since her last visit to Vegas... and no I did not take it to that silly Pawn Store and try and get on TV by claiming it was once owned by Elvis... I already tried that and they kicked me out... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) and Dennis HASKINS ('66) on your special day, August 1, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Birthday Greetings Here's to a very happy birthday to Annie PETERSON Shiffer ('69). I hope it's a good one. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland and where I'm making daily treks to Kennewick (M-F) for my treatments and am closing in on being half-way through ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Karen COLE ('55) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet WILGUS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick STALEY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl HALL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [messed this up in yesterday's Sandstorm... left out a LOTTA stuff that dick wrote... Bomber apologies, Dick... -Maren ************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) With all the chatter about retirement, the latest by Bill BERLIN ('56), I may as well comment. Retirement can be many things to many people! I retired from the Coast Guard at age 48, with sufficient retired pay to not work at all if I saw fit. I went back to college for a couple years, for fun mostly, taking journalism and literature with the goal of doing some nonfiction writing for retirement augmentation. I did sell two articles, but found writing is like many other jobs - get up, get to the desk, get going. I was recalled to active duty for 3 more years, and "re-retired" in 1986 at age 52 - still too young to do nothing! I tried volunteer stuff. It took. I was on the Port Angeles Planning Commission for 5 years, 3 years as chairman. Ran for city council and served 4 years. Was on the County United Way Board for some years and was the county drive chairman one year. Served on the YMCA board, helped build a new YMCA complex. Helped my wife raise money for Hospice. Spent a number of years in Kiwanis, raising money for scholarships etc. In later years, out in Arkansas, I helped revitalize a neighborhood association, and helped reorganize and increase funding for a rural fire district. All those endeavors were satisfying and, I think, worthwhile. A fellow like Bill BERLIN - obviously good at administration and organization, could likely find satisfaction in endeavors like these. And I think volunteer "good works" are VERY important! Without them, many of these "good works" just won't get done - or the government will take them over. Either way, it's a bad thing! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ enjoying RV'ing in the Pacific Northwest - and retired from volunteering! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) One of the most gratifying things one can do with extra time, is be a Make-A-Wish volunteer. The TriCities especially is DESPERATE for volunteers. It's not terribly time consuming, and to bring joy and laughter to an ill child is wonderful. Please consider this opportunity to enrich not only a child's life, but your own. If anyone, anywhere is interested, please contact me and I will direct you to the proper people in your area. Thanks, -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA Recuperating from fun, fun, fun "Sister" week at Priest Lake, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Rock On Pop Quiz... Anyone remember the following Richland area bands? "The Morning After" "The Vikings" -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Does Pitts get to answer?" -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Say it isn't so OK... today is one a my goodest buddies b-day... ya could call him the Duane Eddy of Col-Hi... but I realized when I opened the SS this morning that I really messed up and missed the birthday one a my biggest heart throbs of all time (I do NOT say that to alla girls), MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) on the 1st... I felt so bad I went looking for my all time favorite picture of her and couldn't find it... she knows the one I mean... I looked in the '63 and '62 Columbians and couldn't find it... so I even went on line and looked in '61... now that's a treat going page to page not knowing which page her on except that you ain't on "previous" or "next"... did see some fun pix but not the "one"... of course next time I open a Columbian the dang thing will open right to the correct page (I hope it doesn't sound like I am obsessing over this picture)... anyway... I hope I don't get dumped Anna river over this... so back to the b-day, dude... now there are some pretty famous guys out there but only one can claim what he can... Tho the name Sorry 7 have fallen into disuse since SIMPSON ('65-RIP) thought we wiz being snooty calli it that... when in fact it was merely shorthand for the Class a '65... the Sorry 7 only referred to a picture that was taken in front of the Kadlec sign after one of our 5 year reunions... the plan was to get alla kids bond there to be Anna picture... unfortunately, we forgot to tell anybody we wiz takin' the picture... hey I can't remember everything! Now I could lie and say the picture was in honor of the b-day guy, but I cannot Bella lie (the check really is Anna mail)... but there's only one kid Anna whole town that can claim to be the very first Kadlec baby... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ed QUIGLEY ('62) on your special day, August 2, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Classy Ladies of '65 Lunch WHEN: Friday, August 9th TIME: 12:30 PM WHERE: Anthony's Restaurant, 550 Columbia Point Dr, Richland PHONE: 946-3474 Mark your Calendar for next Friday (August 9th)... then be sure to join us at Anthony's in Richland for good food, good friends, and lots of conversation. Please let me know if you plan to bring a family member or friend with you, so I can update our reservation. Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Congratulations to the Hanford High School Flames winning the Senior American Legion State Baseball Title Wednesday in Spokane. Coach is Nat ROE (89). from the Tri-City Herald: SPOKANE ? The Hanford [High School] Flames connected for 36 hits over two games Wednesday to capture the senior American Legion state [Baseball] title at Jackson Field in Spokane. The Flames opened play with an 11-4 victory over the Yakima Pepsi-Bak, then dealt Centralia a 15-6 loss in the championship game as Tremor Jones went 5-for-6 with three doubles and three IBIs. ?This is very exciting,? said Flames coach Nat ROE, whose team won four loser-out games to win their first state title. "I started coaching this group of kids five years ago. I?m so proud of them. They wanted to get themselves a banner." The Flames advance to the Northwest Regional in Eugene, starting August 8th at Swede Johnson Stadium. Good luck at Regional next week, Nat! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ From a cooler Richland with thunderstorms possibly the next two days. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Cecily RICCOBUONO ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra Anne CRANE ('71) LION/BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today/Tomorrow: Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) ..we're on our way tomorrow to Portland, OR, to return our Grand Dog "Diego" to his family. What a world we live in... the 10 & 14 year old grand kids didn't want to come our way for a week this summer so we took "Diego". He's a 5 year old 'havanese' who took over our home in late June when we returned from California and picked him up at the 'the kids'. Mrs. B & I will celebrate our 45th anniversary August 3rd & 4th. Hers on the 3rd and mine on the 4th. (All this due to a clerical error by the minister (;-) ) I have noticed a number of former Class of 1964 Bombers have made it to their 45th also. Salute! ... or should I salute to the military for perhaps moving our decisions along rather abruptly. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cecily RICCOBUONO McClanahan ('77) Re: Leonard McClanahan (Bomber Parent-RIP) Leonard passed away July 30th, 2013 after a long illness. I know there are a lot of Bombers out there that he coached in Little League. You can sign the guest book and send condolences through Einan's. -Cecily RICCOBUONO McClanahan ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny DALL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judie HEID ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenifer LEITZ ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margy BROUNS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BREEDLOVE ('71) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Yesterday/Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) married Janis Cook ('65 Lion) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) & Mary BENNETT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Long term friends is just so dang good Well, normally I would spend a whole lotta space tryin' to embarrass the b-day dudes and the one kid who took two whole dayz ta get married... but right now I'm reading about "Pharaoh Ants" and the best way ta kill'em without killing my Bengals... these things have taken over the entire valley this year... they were really bad about 5 years ago and I'm thinking maybe alla rain and moisture has brought them out... I have some diazinon my deceased partner and I squirrled away but these little buggers seem to thrive on the stuff... either that or there are so many of them I don't notice them croaking... an article a few years back said the nest in Vegas covers a great deal of the entire valley... so it's kinda hard to get rid of them... I gave up outside but tonight I went to put something on the kitchen counter and DAAAAAAAANG... I got some spray and nailed the little gangsters but it won't hold them for long... been reading up on it (gotta wipe the residue off before I let Homer and Jethro back in... nah that's not their names... sorry I didn't think of it at the time tho) and Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade is supposed to work well and won't hurt amumuls or kids... no kids around here but I do have this bad habit a droppin my toothpick and then just poppin' it back in my mouth... ok all tagether with Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) : "eeeeeeyeeewwww" (this way I don't hafta hear it inna morning after she reads the "paper" with her morning coffee!)... so since I gotta go clean up the mess I made and since our fearless leader is leaving for a couple a days... I'd better say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roger FISHBACK ('62), Kenny DALL ('64) and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) on your special day, August 4, 2013 and to the BEHYMERs ('64/NAB) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY on the 3rd and 4th... woulda wished it to ya onna 3rd but I knowed Maren ('63 & '64) wuz goin' away onna secret mission so I didn't wanna burdan her with two things ta member. -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60), Mike BRADY ('61) Donna NELSON ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Linda BELLISTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue ERICKSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCUE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki LOWE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) Re: 2013 Portland/Vancouver Bomber Picnic DATE: Saturday ? August 10, 2013 TIME: 11:00 ? time to visit! We'll start cooking about 12:00 Noon WHERE: Lewisville Park Directions to Lewisville Park: From Oregon: I-205 going north toward Seattle Exit 30 ? Merge onto WA-500E WA-500 E becomes WA-503 Follow WA-503 as it becomes NE Lewisville Hwy We have CEDAR SITE RESERVED ? 1ST ONE OFF OF WA-503 From the North: I-5 going south toward Portland Exit 14 ? WA-501 toward Ridgefield/Battle Ground Turn L onto 501/Pioneer St. ? follow Pioneer St. Pioneer Street becomes S 65th Avenue S 65th Avenue becomes S 5th Street Turn R onto NE 10th Avenue Turn L onto WA-502/NE 219th Street ? follow WA-502 for 5.5 miles Turn L onto WA-503/NE Lewisville Hwy ? follow for 2.2 miles Lewisville Park is on the R We have CEDAR SITE RESERVED ? 1ST ONE OFF OF WA-503 Please let me know if you plan to join us so there can be enough food. Bring what you like to have at a picnic that will go with hamburgers and hot dogs - side dish or desserts. Hope to see lots of you there - spouses and families are all welcome - and bring annuals or pictures you want to share with the group! For other directions or questions, contact me. -Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: WSU football team I'm glad to hear that the Cougars are practicing at Sacajawea school in Pullman. After all, it could be Spalding, Marcus Whitman, Carmichael or other names of Richland schools. I'm proud to have attended Sacy for seven years. With all due respect, I look at the Cougar coach and wonder if he saying to himself, "What am I doing here?" He does not look like a happy man. I have no room to be judgmental. I'm an Aztec. With few exceptions, we haven't had a winning season since Don Coryell left. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Problem Ants Buy a box of Borax which you can use later in laundry and mix about a quarter teaspoon with equal amount of table sugar. I just poured the two in my hand to mix. Ants can't tell the difference and Borax kills. When all neighbors are paying to have foundations sprayed, it's been successful for me inside and out and not harmful to animals. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to Roger "Mr. Bomber" FISHBACK ('62) [on 8/4]. You are truly the "Gold" in the Green and Gold. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Re: My dad (RIP) For those of you who knew my Dad, Vern Belliston, we thought you might like to know he passed away August 1, a day after his 73rd Wedding Anniversary. He was 95 years old. We are so fortunate as his family to have had him around this long. He was a wonderful, loving Father, who was a friend to everyone he met. We will miss him greatly, but know he is now free of pain, and having a Great Reunion with his Mom and Dad, brothers and sisters, and other family members who have gone on before him. He leaves his wife, Leora, and 6 Bomber children: Erlynn ('59), Linda ('63), Joan ('66), David ('70), Debra ('74), & Brian ('81). Einan's link: -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh rats... darn darn darn Well I sure goofed up... misunderstood something Maren said and so I'm gonna be a day late on this HB... my fault and I take full sponsabiuty... listening to '50s on 5 this morning while I was washing and waxing a car that sits in the sun and should be covered... but hey... cutting back on costs... heard the song "Scotch and Soda"... I used to love that song... I mean I still think it's a great song... but I thought: "Hey, I never hadda scotch and soda"... but the next line is "dry martini... jigger of gin"... now I had me a whole lotta dry martinis but mostly it was just the jigger a gin... oh man did I love gin... dunno why I thought a that... just did... I think it was cuz Leo WEBB ('63) mentioned havin' a beer today... actually he just said I should grab one... he made it clear he didn't say I should drink it... that reminded me I've gotta can a Sonny Barger beer somewhere in my nic nacs from the office in storage... it's only swamp cooled... hope the stupid thing doesn't explode... we'll see... so today is a "big sister" Bomber-babe birthday and I realized that cuz I goofed up it won't run on the correct day... someone just reminded me a few minutes ago that she and I have a problem with crastunashun... she asked me if I'd made my plane reservations for Oly yet (actually it is more complicated than that... gotta be in L.A. for a continuing education class for my Arbitrator's standing the two days before the '63's chowder whatever so hafta fly from Vegas to L.A. to SeaTac back to Vegas and was complaining that I'm already onna watch list without making so many one way trips)... then I remembered I haven't made my plane reservation for '63's 50 year reunion yet... oh woe is me and now I'm goofing this up well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) on your special day, August 5, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Congratulations to Ezra Arneson (HHS '16) of Richland who won the Washington State Junior Golf Association state tournament's 14-15 year old division. Ezra Arneson shot a 2-under 70 on Friday at The Home Course in DuPont to win the Washington State Junior Golf Association state tournament's 14-15 year old division. Arneson, who will be a sophomore in the fall at Hanford High, shot a 71 and a 76 in the first two rounds to finish at 217. Redmond's Grant Cole and Hoquiam's John Sand tied for second at 222. Also, our prayers are with the Belliston family on the passing of their dad, Vern Belliston age 95, who died August 1st, father of Erlynn ('59), Linda ('63), Joan ('66), David ('70), Debra ('74), and Brian ('81). Linda's father-in-law, Gordon Boehning, age 93, died July 17. Einan's is handling the funeral arrangements. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: half-way Well, today Monday I will be half-way through my radiation treatments. It has become a habit on these mornings not to put any deodorant in my left arm pit and go about my day. Drive to the center, get a robe, remove clothes from the waist up, and put the robe on. Some days I can get a few pieces added to the jigsaw puzzles and other days they are ready for me before I can sit down. On Mondays I see my doctor also to check my progress and he answers any questions I have. I saw a new oncologist last Thursday and he told me since I'm done with the chemo. I can have my port removed but I had been told in Olympia it should stay in for a year just in case it's needed. I just have to go in every 6 weeks or so and get it flushed with Heparin to keep it patent and that's no big deal for me. I'll see him again 2 weeks after I complete my radiation and see where I go from here. I'm so happy I made the decision to return to Richland even though I'm still learning where places are but that's OK, too. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where it has cooled down the last few days but it's supposed to heat up once again this week ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/13 ~ HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Ruth MILES ('59), Judy WILLOX ('61) Mary RAY ('61), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Carla HODGES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline WESTOVER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay LYNCH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tomi McKINNON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VanWYCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SHEERAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HARMON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Re: Bomberopoly, continued I got a pleasant surprise in the mail today: my Bomberopoly set. It looks good, and should be fun to play. I dunno, maybe they read the Sandstorm and are hoping for some better publicity. -Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) ~ Goldendale, WA where the skies are clear and the temps are in the 90s. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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! August: No holidays this month except in Canada. But, since we are not in Canada, bring your favorite American sweetie to the All-Bomber 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, August 10, 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 ~ It's heatin' up again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) An interesting book popped up on as I was looking up some of the books written by alumni who have been mentioned here in the Alumni Sandstorm in recent months. The book is a nonfiction book titled "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II" by Denise Kiernan. The book came out in March and it is already on the New York Times Best-Sellers list. It's worth taking time to read the description, reviews, comments, and sample chapters on Amazon. They also have some interesting photos posted. One is of an old billboard that reminded me of What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas. The book is described as the incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, TN, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in U.S. History. It talks about the shroud of secrecy and how the town didn't appear on any maps until 1949, yet the town was using more electricity than New York City. It talks about how one woman was recruited to spy on her coworkers and make sure they didn't talk about their job. Anyway, it looks like an interesting book, especially for children and workers of the Manhattan Project. Have a Great Day! -Mary RAY Henslee ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Congrats on being half-way through your treatments. Re: Your "Port" I still have mine... I ended all treatments in 2010, but my oncologist doesn't want to remove the "port" till I have hit the 5-year mark... just in case it is needed again. I get it "flushed" every 5 weeks, with a saline solution... takes all of 5 minutes from the time I sit in the chair till the time they finish. I have a new tech and she said there are times when they never remove them, and as long as they are flushed on a regular basis, they can stay in indefinitely. She said they may elect to do that with mine, since it's between my heart and my collar bone. Glad things are going so smoothly for you and that you are on your way to ending treatments. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A personal record? Now that's something... I find that I can even be confused about being confused and can be wrong about being wrong... I am sure that is some kind of record. I was very sorry to hear about Linda BELLISTON Boehning's ('63) father's passing. It is hard to lose those we love and when we lose our folks a huge void is left that can only be filled with the knowledge that they are still with us in many ways as I quoted the other day in one of my posts. When my Dad passed, Terry DAVIS Knox ('65) spent the night finishing a one man play he had planned to perform instead of giving a eulogy. It proved to be far too powerful tho and he waited to give it to me for Christmas. It did, however cause him to fall asleep in the airport and miss his flight. He grabbed the next flight and he ended coming in about the same time as Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) did. He put on his suit in the parking lot as we ran to the car. As we ran he told me that when I someday "made it" I too could wear Armani suits. I told him as nicely as I could that I just wouldn't give up my custom made's for "off the rack" At the funeral home, Terry, Jimmy and I were standing in the waiting area as the Governor walked in... he marched up to us and said: "It's always nice to see a group of Bombers sticking together." The boyz about croaked... little did they know that the one legged Marine addressing them had been a construction worker at Hanford after losing his leg in WWII. I will always be grateful to my buds being there for me during that time. Today, I'd like to give an hardy HB to another pal of mine. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike SHEERAN ('66) on your special day, August 6, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carla HODGES ('78) Re: Bauer Day Houses I am in need for a copy of an original floor plan to the bauer day house. If you have one or know where I could find one. please contact me. Thanks. -Carla HODGES ('78) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Tony DURAN ('55), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOBO ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RANLETT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('77) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re:Cherries To: Col Hi Bomber Friend, '52 930 Long Ave Richland Some kind friend sent me some great Bing cherries. A few weeks ago I sent an entry saying how expensive they are here where I live, now I have a full package of them. Actually it is not full anymore, I immediately ate the majority of them. Thanks to the kind person on 930 Long Ave. -Don LYALL ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: '53 in '13 - 60 Year Reunion Just a weekly reminder to all of those '53ers, that our 60 year reunion is scheduled this September... Your committee has been working hard to put this thing together, and we would like to see a great attendance... remember the dates... it's held along with the Club 40 festivities... September 6th is the class photo on the bleachers behind the Shilo Inn (this is because we could not get them for Saturday)... followed by the Club 40 Friday evening event for those attending... Saturday, the 7th, we have the ballroom to ourselves for an exclusive get-together, short program, Memorial tribute, and just plain enjoying each other and reminiscing about those great early 50 years. We will then already have our seats for the Club 40 event and dinner, that evening. We have lost over 75 of our classmates over the years, so it will be great to see everyone who has made it to this event... Any questions let Norma LOESCHER Boswell, Kathy JENSEN Collins or myself know. Looking forward to seeing everyone... -Jim McKEOWN ('53 of course) ~ from Sunny but unbelievably nice Sacramento, CA with the temps only in the mid 80s for a week now **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) I would like to wish my dear wife, Slyvia PLUMB Duran ('56), a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY August 7th. She has put up with me for 56 years. What a gal! She will get her roses again this year.. Wishing all my Bomber friends well. -Tony DURAN ('55) ~ from a wet Wichita, KS **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: I forgot to hit send last Sunday As we approach the Golden Anniversary Reunion of the Gold Medal Class of '63 one feels obligated to start perusing old Columbians and frantically searching for some Evelyn Wood like crash course in remembering old names and faces. We are the same people who have six sets of car keys, so we a modicum of a chance to drive down to the pharmacy. Realizing that people tend to change over half a century, they start penciling in glasses, bigger ears, beards and extra chins hoping to create a likeness they can identify without putting on their cheaters and still squinting to read a name tag from five feet. No such drama with our birthday girl, she can put her current drivers license picture on her name tag and no one would be any the wiser, our girl hasn't changed. Happy Birthday to Sue NUSSBAUM Reeb [on 8/5]... looking forward to seeing you in about 32 days and a wake up. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) P.S. You notice I didn't make any reference of her resemblance to the Campbell Soup Twins or Cabbage Patch Dolls. That would have been the other less sensitive Jimbeaux. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Mary RAY Henslee's ('61) note on the new book, "The girls of Atomic City" Sounds like a great book, and could be very interesting. But I see that once again, Hanford's contribution is slighted. I grow weary of this. Hanford was virtually ignored in the movie, "Fat Man and Little Boy" too. I get the impression that Hanford was even more secretive than Oak Ridge and Los Alamos, but when someone writes the history of the Manhattan Project, it would be nice to see credit given where it is due. -Bill SCOTT ('64), (writing as B J Scott) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: one a them special dayz A few years back I sent in this made up story 'bout a prince and his princess and the love they shared from the moment they met... 'corse the princess was quick to remind me that it wasn't like that at all... but hey... the spirit was there and the love was there and that's kinda what matters isn't it... so it wasn't love at first sight... the love bloomed and grew and these two became friends that I have always cherished... I am so glad to have met them and got to know them and for me that's a great story! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Freddie SCHAFER ('63-RIP) and Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) on that special day in your lives, August 7, 2013! !!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Ann ENGEL ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RANLETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug DUNCAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy EDGAR ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HARDEN ('96) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) & Kathie MOORE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: '53 in '13 - 60 Year Reunion Naturally, I forgot to mention the times in yesterday's posting of our reunion... we meet in the bleachers behind the Shilo Inn on Friday at 3:30pm for the class photo... and we meet at 3pm on Saturday, at the Shilo Inn, for our own special reunion. Sorry about that. Reminder Notes: WHAT: '53 in '13 Group Reunion Picture DATE: Friday, September 6, 2013 TIME: 3:30 pm WHERE: bleachers behind the Shilo Inn WHAT: '53 in '13 our own Special Reunion DATE: Saturday, September 7, 2013 TIME: 3pm WHERE: Shilo Inn -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ in mild Sacramento, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) To: David RIVERS ('65) Thanks, David. It is our 49th anniversary today the 7th of August. I do have a wonderful new guy in my life who David and many others have met and he will be with me at our 50 Year Reunion. Nobody will ever replace Fred... he was one of a kind. My new little 4 year old grandson Aaden is the spitting image of Fred even his personality, he is a funny little kid. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Cherries, Peaches & Apple Pie Richland Fruit Trees Most of us ate a lot of cherries & peaches from trees that were growing long before our parents came to Richland. In our neighborhood the Bob Hodgson - later to become the Floyd Gates - home were a prime location for Bing cherries while the Wayne & Wilma High home had two large peach trees. The question of the day becomes, "Are there still pre-WWII fruit trees producing cherries & peaches in Richland?" -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The naaaaaaaaame game Jimbeaux ('63) was not kidding about going through old Sandstorms... he even sent a picture around of One Bomber-babe ('63) sitting on her throne at Richland Bell Furniture the other day... now I'm not 'loud to tell some tales outa school, but since this one doesn't involve the Bobbsey Twins (both '63) I think I can tell this one... at the '63 45 Year... we wuz carousin' around carryn' on and it seemed every other person we spoke to, Jimbeaux would grab me and whisper; "Who was that?" I finally said: "Hey, man, this is your class... I should be askin' you!" His response was: "Yeah, but you know everybody." I wish... so I 'spect if the folks in charge don't make the name tags much larger with larger pictures and HUGE names, I'll have the same experience this year... I know while sitting at the last '66 reunion, I had a lovely Bomber-babe, ex-flame approach me and say: "WELL?"... now I was pretty sure I recognized the top part of her anatomy, but the face escaped me... I was so dang suave... I said: "Baby-cakes, yer gonna hafta bend over cause ain't no way I can read yer name tag from here!" I'm cool, I'm cool... today is the anubersery of a couple I've know for a good long while and can always recognize... and not just cuz they always sit in the same spot at the DQ when I hit town in June either... he and I met at the ripe age of 15 swappin' cars and been joined at the hip ever since... we have eaten strawberry pie together all across southern California and I once hadda stop him from startin' the Vietnam war all over again on H-wood Blvd... and that ain't no zagerashun... he's always been my hero for knowin' more about flat motors that Henry Ford but speshally for hangin' out at Col-Hi for three grageashun years... Man... Terry WEBB ('62-'63-RIP) eatcher heart out... I met her after they were married and love her like a sister... and when I think a recognizin' faces from the past I recall that back in '62 or '63 this kid borrowed my Dad's come along to pull a motor... returned it cleaner than it was when I gave it to him... NO CLUE what I did with it when he returned it, but it was never seen again... MANY years later, in Vegas, I bought a car for my Pop and the guy came over to help me spiff it up for the OL' man... at this time, the kid had white hair and a full white beard so there was no Buddy Holly curl in his formerly jet black hair or black five o-clock shadow to give him away... as he entered my Pop's house the ol' man looked up and bellowed: "Where's my damn come along!" Now that's somethin! So HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Jimmie (yes Jimmie) ADAIR ('65-'67) and Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) on the special day in your lives, August 8, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) P.S.: Didja know Jimmie has my VERY cool '55 Chebby Gasser at his house for a very reasonable price? Huh? HUH? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: 8-8-88 Who'da thunk that day was suppose to be monumental except my brother, Jim ADAIR ('66) and Kathie MOORE ('69), when, if I remember right, they eloped. Happy 25th celebration to you. Love ya both. -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/13 ~ NAGASAKI ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Alan LOBDELL ('69) Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay WEAR ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Richland Cherries When my wife and I were visiting Richland about six weeks ago, we drove around looking at "old haunts". MUCH has changed. I didn't see any remains of the old cherry orchards. I was in the Col-Hi agriculture program ('50-'51). We had a sizable farm ("guvmint owned") off GWWay on the way out to North Richland. There had been a number of vineyards on the land, but no fruit trees. Irrigation system was still mostly intact. We had quite a farming enterprise there in the early years. I had ten acres assigned to me... raised alfalfa with a cover crop of oats the 1st year. Moderately successful. Somehow our program got "control" of several cherry orchards. I took on one of perhaps 2 1/2 acres on the north edge of town, not far from the river. I got Dick MEYER ('51) (he wasn't in the ag program) to help me. We knocked down the weeds in the orchard, got irrigation water going, etc. I made a deal with a COOP in Kennewick to buy the cherries... Queen Annes as I remember. We ran an ad in the paper - pickers needed and paid them by the pound, or U-pick and they paid us. Can't say it was particularly lucrative. Dick M. and I may have earned 10 cents an hour for our labors! Ha! The orchard no longer exists... houses, I think... Re: "Chebby Gasser" I successfully decoded David RIVERS' ('65) phrase "Chebby Gasser" and took the time to look at the posted photo. Looks like a '55 Chev "210" 2 door. I owned one, purchased new at the Chev dealer across from the Ford dealer in Richland. My 1st NEW car, purchased in June '55 - cash transaction! I had been saving bucks and then re-enlisted in the USCG and had a pocket full of bonus money. Great little car - 3 speed w/overdrive, 283 V-8 engine (though many have disagreed and said the "283" wasn't available in '55). I was enroute New London, CT on a transfer and stopped to visit Willis WEICHEL ('49-RIP) and his folks on the way east. I had the 1000 mile check and oil change done at a dealer there in Idaho. I got into an impromptu "road race" with a '54 Hudson Hornet somewhere in eastern Wyoming. He could outrun me on the straightaways, but I could out-do him coming out of curves, etc. Great race until we found a Wyoming state policeman in pursuit. We crossed into the next state (Nebraska???) and I thought the trooper would stop, state line and all. I saw too many 1930s gangster movies, I guess! The trooper chased us across the state line, so I stopped. The Hudson ran for it, and the trooper followed. I guess I sat there by the side of the road for 45 minutes or more, and the Wyoming trooper came back. He was somewhat taciturn but admitted he was surprised to find me still there. He looked at my military orders etc... lectured me a bit & let me go. That was my last "road race"! I kept the car for 3 years - traded it in on a '58 Impala convertible in 1958... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ RV'ing on the Washington coast, hunkered down in miserable foggy weather.. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Campaign videos Primary election day has passed and we had a dismal turnout here in King County. The conservatives simply did not vote. This was expected so I had not even listed any of the organizations who had endorsed me for office prior to the primary. Now I have placed some of them on my web site and am starting a video campaign over YouTube. Please see the two videos I have linked below. One is an answer to the Seattle times and the Stranger paper for their rude comments against me. The other is a fun one we did. I did get into the General Election so now the work really begins. For those who don't know I'm running for King County Executive. Some of the endorsements I have: Written endorsements are - King County GOP, Linde Knighton, Chair of Wash. St. Progressing Party, Citizens Alliance for Property Rights, rated Outstanding, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, Pastor Joe Fuiten "Pastor Picks" on the net. Verbal support: Liberty 21, Campaign for Liberty, Tea Party, Librarians Answer to Times and Stranger Fun campaign video -Alan LOBDELL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) Re: Gary BEHYMER ('64) post. Gary, thanks for resurrecting a few buried memories. My father Art Huntington sort of adopted the Highs in their later years and took care of their yard and house on Haines for them. I would come along with him to help tend the roses or stop by now and then to mow their grass and sampled a few of those fresh peaches. They were a very kind couple. I remember Velma had an organ installed in their motor home so she could play while they travelled. That girl liked a nip of Bourbon now and then, and better now. Floyd Gates was one of the most influential men in my years in Richland. I played for him and Ray HULTMAN ('47-RIP) on HAMTC and learned more about baseball and discipline from them than I have in the 46 years since I finished Little League. I was never as skilled at catcher as his sons Wes or Tim were, but he stuck with me. When I coached years later I just tried to emulate them and their practice routines when working with the boys I was trusted with. That neighborhood was full of great families. The Gates, Hardies, McCormicks, Manolopoulos, Panthers, Nechodoms, Pattons, Bledsoes, Wax Morris, and the ever beautiful Nyla Lambert. To find an old pre war apple tree, check out by that old house on Harris past the water treatment plant. It may still be there. -Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/13 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have calendar stuff today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen BARTLETT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGRATH ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod COLLINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob GOEHRING ('80) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Pat DORISS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) Lisa PETERSON ('71) & Annie PETERSON ('69) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George STEPHENS ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Class of '65 Ladies Lunch On Friday, August 9th, several Ladies of the Class of '65 met for lunch at Anthony's in Richland. Attendees: Connie DAME Bell, Diann DAVIS Strassburger, Pat DORISS Trimble; Sandy JONES Fishback, Shanon LAYBOURN Smith, Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger, Christine WILLIAMSON Reuther, Bonnie LARSON Scofield, Patty KING Douglas, and Jackie ZINN Hooper. We plan to get together again on Friday, September 13th. Location: TBD. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch Well, I made my first ALL Bomber lunch (aka Patti's Lunch) at JDs Diner today. I met a lot of great people and will definitely be attending more of them. I took my camera but didn't get any pictures and most everyone left before a group picture was taken. Several of us stayed around and talked and I felt most welcome albeit I'm the "baby" of the group and think I was overall. If any of you have a chance to attend one, do... you won't be sorry. I even took my hat off and let my bald head shine through even though I think it's starting to grow back some (at least I feel it is). Bomber friendships are the best. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from hot Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Class of 1971 Birthday Party To: ALL Class of 1971 Alumni and Friends I wanted to let everyone know that the Class of '71 is holding a "class" 60th Birthday party on Saturday August 24, 2013 beginning at 1pm at the North End of Howard Amon Park (by the Boat Ramp). All are welcome. We have about 100 people already signed up, so this should be a great event. Any friends or classmates from other Bomber classes would probably be welcome if they crashed the party. :) :) Brad WEAR ('71) and I will be at the Towne Crier on Friday night at about 7pm if anyone wants to join us for a beer and some unofficial BS. Any questions, please let me know. Thanks!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lisa PETERSON ('71) Our Dad, Roy Peterson passed away at 5:30am on Monday, July 29th, of congestive heart failure at age 88. His big, generous loving heart just slowed and stopped. Annie and I were both with him and it was a peaceful passing. For all his working years at Hanford he got up at 5:30am, so it was fitting he left then to go have coffee with Mom in Heaven. -Lisa PETERSON ('71) & Annie PETERSON Shiffer ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ruth WHITE Tanner ~ Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2013 >>Don WHITE - Class of 1950 ~ 1932 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bart LONGMORE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty SPENCER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat SAENZ ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Aaron ROBERTS ('66) & Robbin Ruth HENDERSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Talked to Carole JOHNSTON Berg ('62) this weekend and finally remembered to ask her which one of the Bosso twins is which in our 50th reunion picture. She has kept in regular contact with them over the years and said just by looking that Dianne is the farthest left in the blue skirt, so the other one is Dorothy. [She's correct, Helen... one of the twins identified them both not long ago... Dianne is #67 and Dorothy is #68. -Maren] I asked a few men if they could identify who is next to them, as I find the men hard to identify, like Jerry FREE: who is next to you? And Ed WOOD can you tell us who is on either side of you in the photo? All of us in the photo are from the class of '62 of course. I picked out 2 men who look like Bob RECTOR to me, so Bob, why don't you let us know where you are in the photo, and tell us anyone you know if you haven't already done so..... Sorry, David DOUGLAS('62), I can't remember what class name you suggested for us, but I liked it, I'd have mentioned it, but as I said, I can't remember what the suggestion was. Why don't you use it and see if it sticks? [He said "Plutonium Class of '62". -Maren] Still thankful that my husband got a clear diagnosis with no more cancer in his new PSA count on August 8, and on August 9 he left to drive out with 4 others to the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in S. Dakota for a mission trip. So I'm trying to get some stuff sorted out he doesn't like me to mess with when he's around... and thank you again, Bombers, for all your prayers and support through this ordeal. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN far away from a lake or a river. P.S. Betti AVANT ('69): I appreciate your openness in sharing your experience with recovery from cancer and I hope that all goes well and you can put it behind you (until the next checkup) from a breast cancer survivor since 2004!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: THANKS Lola & Jeanie The Portland / Vancouver Area group enjoyed a great Picnic / BBQ gathering yesterday (Saturday August 10). Thank YOU so much Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) and Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) for organizing this gathering. I learned some new history about my friend Don FUNDERBERG (?63) and really enjoyed seeing his photo handy work. It was a great visit. Thanks, -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: four topics Ok... I kinda got 4 topics to cover today so if you are easily bored move on... the most portant is an HB to a most lovely Bomber-babe that is fully aware that I was totally head over heels for her from the 7th grade on (it's ok Mary Lou ('63)... I was never NOT head over heels for you and being a multi-tasker, I could be head over heels for more than one Bomber-babe at a time and in fact, the BD babe knows she is one of two that I never dated because I could never get up the nerve to say more than "Hi" to if I even did that... well I hadda, cus the one girl and I were left alone ata Chief Jo Apt for a while so we hadda have said something plus she yelled at me onna field trip for something I didn't do and I went to a party at the B-day babe's house so I at least said Hi)... I also gotta ask a really portant question for Terry DAVIS ('65) as neither of us has a clue to the answer... now we all rode our bikes behind mosquito sprayers... and we didn't just do that on roads by the river because I only lived by the river from before grade school to the second half of 2nd grade and I rode behind them sprayers a lot longer than that... Pop quiz: Where were alla other cars on the road during the spraying... neither one of us remembers having to duck any cars during our spray runs... Now I was never one to pull the wings offa flying bugs or the legs offa grasshoppers... but this ant thing is different... Thanks to all who have given me advise on killing the little critters and to Chuck LOLLIS ('64) for warning me about the borax and my cats... I studied up on food grade diatomaceous earth and got a big bag from Amazon... I laid it along their little trails and was surprised to see they would be gone in no time... seems the earth acts like little razor blades on their shells and dehydrates the little creeps in no time... the trick is to find a good trail onna ground cuz it doesn't stay well on vertical surfaces... but once ya find their little Ho Chi Minh trail... you can kick the crap outa them... also, this was my weekend to head to Ely, NV where they have mines, a little choo choo train and cat houses for a car show... I've only been once so I haven't ridden the choo choo past the cat houses to have the ladies waive... In the town of Lund about 40 miles from Ely... one of the few places on the trip with cell service... I managed to break an axle in the quick change rear end on my Shore Patrol Paddy Wagon... we had been driving 5 hours at that point (with a stop for breakfast)... I called AAA, sent the boyz on and waited two hours for the auto shop teacher to show up with a pickup and a trailer... the truck had air so it was just fine with me... 4 hours later we arrived in Vegas... I considered jumpin' into another car and heading out but since I carefully prep the cars before long trips decided against it... he even offered to tow me back to Ely since he hadda go back anyway... since I have now been towed in 2011 and 2013 I thought it would be unfaithful to my call sign to take him up onna offer... I only tow if they are broke... anybody out there still awake? HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patty SPENCER ('65) on your special day and tho I never even kissed you let alone asked you out I'm sure you survived quite nicely and that August 12, 2013 is gonna be a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Ed WOOD ('62) John ZIMMER ('66), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLEMENTSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Kay BURNSIDE ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: '53 in '13 - 60 Year Reunion - Attendees Okay... here we are, a little less than 4 weeks to go, and we have about 35 classmates signed to attend... we need to do better than that!! Norma: I don't see Charlie on the list... aren't you bringing him? KERSTETTER!! You need you and your gang to get signed up... you know, CULVERHOUSE, Wyoma and the rest... It's our 60 year reunion!!!! CHAPMAN! Billy, you and McDONALD/McDONALD need to travel from the beauty of San Diego and get up here! BARFUS... you and Treasure haven't signed up! What? George ANDERSON, I know you're coming... sign up! Buzz... where are you??? Donahue... ? Curt, time to leave the cool weather and get back to your roots! It's our 60 Year! Walllllllly... time to leave the Lake and see your old buddies... actually, you still look the same and have hardly aged, I'm not sure I want you there!! Maybe we should vote on it!! Sue STRUCK, our valedictorian... you have never come to one of these... this would be a good one. Connie... you have attended all of them... have you forgotten? It's the 60 Year!! Glenda, this would be the one to attend! Wanda and Viva, I will put a hex on you if you don't sign up!!! There are many more (too many to name here) that we would love to see and visit with. Please sign up. By the way... STEELE and BADGER... you have signed up for Friday and [our '53] reunion is Saturday afternoon... I hope we will see you there!! There is still time, and your committee has been working hard on last minute details... Let's sign up, enjoy each other, and just have fun. -Jim McKEOWN ('53, of course) ~ Sacramento, CA where the weather continues to be absolutely wonderful **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Colorado Wildflowers I spent a week in July taking photos in southwest Colorado; two nights in Crested Butte, and three nights in Silverton. Each time I take a trip like this I'm always amazed at all the beauty in the world that so few people are enjoying. I hope these stimulate you to get out there! -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 Annual Party / Meeting Just a reminder that the Club 40 annual meeting and party is fast approaching on September 6th and 7th. As in the past, reservations are pre-registered only and the final date for registration and payment is August 24th. Your registration must be received by our Club 40 Treasurer no later than August 24th (postmarks cannot be accepted). Registration forms can be found on the Club 40 webpage at While getting your registration form, take time to look at the web page. You will find it has been updated with a few changes to make it more user friendly. If there are any suggestions just notify the webmaster at the end of each page. This will send you to a pre-addressed email where you can entered comments or suggestions. September's event is always a lot of fun where Bombers who have had their 40 Year Reunion and paid their membership dues can get together, share stories (tall tales), meet new friends, dine and dance (live band is Saturday evening only) and participate in a raffle for multiple items donated or purchased specially for our event. There will also be other items for sale as well as an auction on Saturday. Club 40 has reserved rooms with the Shilo Inn at a very special rate. Be sure to let them know you are with the Club 40 group to get your discounted rate. There are a lot of activities and other reunions happening this same weekend, several of which will be joining the Club 40 group, so be sure to get your reservation ASAP. When the allotted rooms are sold out the Shilo will still honor the same discount rate as long as there are rooms available. I am looking forward to seeing all of you again in September and hopefully many more new alumni will join us to share their stories and talk about what has been happening in their lives since we last saw each other. See you in September, -John ZIMMER ('66), Club 40 President **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Sandy MILLIUS Gors ('66) asked me to post this information again about a class ring found by her husband when he was remodeling a home in the south end of Richland: "Found Richland class ring 1961, think it's a woman's ring, in the wall of a house in the south end of town. Inside stamped with Josten's which is the manufacturer. On the front of the ring are, I think, the initials 'B' on the left and 'C' on the right side, would love to find the owner." [IF the letters are "B" and "C", it could belong to: Carol Browne, Carolyn Burke, Carole Burt, or Billye Conley... -Maren] Re: Hanford Flames baseball team at PNW Regional Legion tourney in Eugene, OR As a follow-up on my entry last week about the Hanford Flames baseball team which is made up of former and current Hanford High School players, I have provided the following links to the games. Their regional run ended on Sunday in a loss to Hawaii: Flames Baseball - 8/8 Herald Flames Baseball - 8/9 Herald Flames Baseball - 8/11 Herald Flames Baseball - 8/11 Herald The team is coached by Nat ROE ('89) who is the son-in-law of Teresa DeVINE Knirck ('64) and Bill KNIRCK ('65-RIP). I thought they did remarkably well and want to congratulate them!!!! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: DDT Sprayer Jeep Dave, The Jeep Sprayer came down our street all the time during the Summer. I lived on The Corner of Thayer & Wilson... our house was the last house at that end of town. There was no river around except the Columbia and it was 2-3 miles from us. The Demitters, Mike HOGAN ('66), Terry DAVIS ('65), Alan STEPHENS ('66) and I'm sure I'm missing a few more and misspelled names. But we all played tag and ran behind the sprayer! To this day no mosquitoes will bite me! As for the cars, maybe there was a report telling where they would be spraying so cars didn't drive on those streets. Just a guess! Bombers Rule Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Campaign videos Apparently the link was not working the last time so here they are again. BTW you can also see them at my website at My answer to the Seattle Times and Stranger who both thought bankruptcy was more important then trying to save someone's life. A fun campaign video -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/13 ~ PEACE! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55) Judy REES ('59) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David MANSFIELD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COLLINGS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard SWANSON ('64) 08/14/1945 ~ PEACE! OUR BOMB CLINCHED IT! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: V-J Day - August 14, 1945 -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy REES Ryan ('59) Re: Nat ROE ('89) I just wanted to mention that Nat, coach of the Hanford Flames, is the son of Bonnie WEBB Roe ('59) and Bill ROE ('59). Wanted to give my dear friends credit for producing such a wonderful young man! -Judy REES Ryan ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk (Platinum Class of '62) To: Ed WOOD (Platinum Class of '62) Ed, Loved your photos. I had similar memories from a walk we took on Mt. Ranier last summer, but I didn't have a working camera... but could you identify the 2 guys next to you in our Platinum Class of '62's 50 year reunion photo taken last year? Thanks to David DOUGLAS ('62) for "Platinum Class of '62". -Helen CROSS Kirk (Platinum Class of '62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ P.S. I'm eager to learn who the ladies '61 ring belongs to... how interesting. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Joretta GARRISON ('58), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Barbara SHARP ('61 & '62), Jeanie TURNER ('61) Ed WOOD ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) David HANTHORN ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank COLLINS ('51wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MOORE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: founders Hey you old f, no, timers. Don't forget to sign up for the big party, September 6-8, back at the Shilo where all this started. Big fun and a great menu this year. Friday nite is back to the Dale GIER ('48) menu re the old Cafeteria days. I believe the reservations close 8/24... get going. If you can't or won't make it remember WHAT: The Club40 Founders lunch WHERE: Shilo DATE: Saturday, 9/7 TIME: noon Spread the word. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) To: George STEPHENS ('58) You're not coming this year to our 55 year reunion or did I just miss your name? Take care and have a wonderful birthday [on 8/11]. Class mate -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Reminder to Col-Hi Class of '58. Please turn in your Registrations for our 55 year reunion. WHEN: Saturday, September 7, 2013 TIME: 5pm Re: '58 Memory Book help. Your Memory Book page is also needed. We need time to compile the booklet and have it printed and ready for the reunion. If you need assistance with your Memory Book page, call or email Sue and she will help you. You can see who will be attending the reunion on our class website... look for the link just below the Championship Basketball Team photo [towards the top of the page] Additionally, Maren has kindly put names-to-faces on our 50 Year Reunion picture... there's a second link for that just below the link for 2013 attendees. '58 Committee Chairs: Judy CROSE Snowhite, Barbara ISAKSON Rau, and Joretta "Sue" GARRISON Pritchett--all Richland -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Scenic Pictures To: Ed WOOD ('62) I enjoyed your photos. It appears that we have a different situation in this neck of the woods, check out Mt. R from just the other day. I think I know the cause of all the congestion... it's these guys taking photos on the trail. I took probably 5 or 10 of them, 10 or 20 of the same scene they were shooting, walked several yards up the trail and collected my grandsons. Returned to the same spot and they were still shooting the same spot. Go figure. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ Overcast cloudy, hot and humid in near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SHARP Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) Re: Found '61 class ring Maren, so sorry to bother you with a personal e-mail but somehow can't get an entry posted to the Sandstorm. Was thinking about the ring found. If the letters are really B and S, not C, B being on the left, it could be my ring lost years ago. The class ring was a 1961 year, with initials B. S. and was lost while living in a B-house, "down the hill" but I can't for the life of me remember the name of the street. Could it be????? Hey, thanks for all the work on the Sandstorm, I open it about once a week and play catchup... turned 70 this year and wow, such a long time ago we played at school!!!... Thanks -Barbara SHARP Lysher Porter ('61 & '62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: 2013 Bomber Picnic Our annual summer picnic was a blast thanks to the hard working Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60), who made our reservation at Lewisville Park and purchased most of the food items and Tom HEMPHILL ('62) who did all the cooking for us. The weather was perfect, not too hot or too windy... just right. Attendees: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60), Wes Heidlebaugh (nab), Mary Heidlebaugh (Bomber Mom) Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65), Denny Hoban (spouse), Linda Hemphill (spouse), Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55), Marcia MILLER Neff ('62), Doug Neff (spouse), Kathy LAMB Brown ('62), Larry Brown (spouse), Talia Funderberg (spouse), Don FUNDERBERG ('63), Tom HEMPHILL ('62), and N'diyo Moore (Lola's granddaughter) attended but was not present for picture. Hugs, -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Platinum Class Photo To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Thanks for your comments, Helen. The guys next to me are Bob CARD and Lee MICHELS in the photo. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) David DOUGLAS ('62) just corrected me, it was the plutonium class, that sounds good to me, what do you think? A few months ago it came up in discussion that my high school is known as the Bombers, as in Bombs in WW11 and my friend, a California native, looked like she couldn't believe it, I think if one goes back in history, it was justified and I am proud to be a Bomber and don't want it changed or modified..... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62 the plutonium class, slightly radioactive but not deadly as David DOUGLAS ('62) said. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) I?m confused. Is that ?62 class the "plutonium class" or the "platinum class"? -David HANTHORN (who is so looking forward to the upcoming 50 year reunion of the Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the rusty nuts So, I figger if the other classes get nicknames we should have one too... we'll just float the rusty nuts out there and see what happens... fits pretty well if ya ask me... I mean the precious metals seem to be taken... guess we could be diamonds inna rough... not that our class didn't produce some fine specimens... upstanding and gifted, but now we're getting a little older... tho not as old as some... I can't mention any names cuz in some circles I'm not even 'lowed ta use the word... had a ball last night watching an old cult film... there are so many of those I can and do still watch over and over, Eddie and the Cruisers (I still love the sound track by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band), The Big Lebowski (His dudness... reminds me of the greeting Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and I have for each other), Red Dawn (Wolverines!!!!!!), American Graffiti (Piss yellow/puke green coupe), Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors with Levi yellin' "Feed me Seymour", Two lane blacktop... drummers and singers don't make the best actors... Lords of Flatbush ("Yo Adran")... but last night was "The Warriors"... Joe Walsh did the title song, "In the City" 34 years ago and I still love to watch the movie and love the song... 'bout a NY gang that was wrongfully accused of killing a gang leader and had to make it from Brooklyn alla way back to Coney Island... 6 of the 9 delegates to the big pow wow made it back home, but not after some run ins with some nasty dudes and chicks... (the "Lizzies" apparently didn't click with a couple of the morons)... ah gee I hope I didn't spoil the plot for those of you who haven't had the pleasure; the costumes of some of the gangs could have come right out of the Movie "the Gangs of New York" set in the Tammany Hall days... so anyway... I had me a good time and now I getta celebrate the b-day of a Bomber- babe I've known mosta my life... she has the distinct "pleasure" or maybe "rep" of being the only babe, Bomber or otherwise, I wrote whilst in Vietnam... tho I will admit, I carried Pierre REMILLARD's ('65) girlfriend's, Carolyn ("C Moore") MOORE's ('65) picture with me the whole time... not sure how it made it... my Social Security card didn't... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) on your special day, August 15, 2013!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Roger GRESS ('61), Ed WOOD ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BRUNTLETT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie ROE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROW ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby BELCHER ('75wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne MITZLAFF ('77) 8/16/77 Elvis died "Before Elvis, there was nothing." -John Lennon **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: long ago I'm a little late with this, but August 13, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of my arrival in Richland. We moved into a B house at 10R A Street, which is now 1324 Thayer Dr. I arrived on the 1am train in Pasco on July 24th of that year met by Dad. It had been 115 hot that day. For three weeks we lived in a Gov't trailer park down by the P-K bridge. They were so hot that I found some cardboard and slept on the ground each nite. During the morning I hiked all over Pasco, even going out in the sage brush, which I had never seen before. In the afternoon, I swam in the river below the court. In Richland I met new friends within our block - the first block to be finished. The Lodge sisters, the Eversons, Craig Meier ('46), Bob Snapp. Three weeks after moving we entered our old high school in the south end. We schooled with many of the natives of the old town, and a bunch of ruffians from Hanford. So long ago... -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Dusted off the ol' propeller beanie because it's gonna be busy for the next few days. First off, I'll tip it in favor of a fellow classmate of The Class of '54. Maybe he made it to Marilyn's lunch at the ice cream parlor. Just hope he wasn't blinded by the glare from the red football field up there in Cheney. Gotta be nice to the guy or my records may wind up in Lost Moose, MT. He is, after all, one of the keepers of the flame. Happy Birthday "big" John BRUNTLETT ('54). See you next month, maybe. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the forecast deluge has yet to occur. Not to worry, State Fair is coming soon and should bring the fall monsoons. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) Happy Birthday, Tim... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Tom VERELLEN's ('60) crowded scenic shots of Ranier Hi Tom, I suspect one difference was that all of my shots were taken after long trips on tough jeep roads. That cuts down on the Sunday afternoon traffic. Shots where I have to hike in a ways also open up the scenery. It?s those isolated spots of beauty where few are around to enjoy it that constantly amaze me. Nevertheless, I did have to clone stamp out four other photographers on my shot of the solo columbine in American Basin. -Ed WOOD ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Class Name Been tracking the notes on whether the Class of ?62 might be called the "Platinum Class" (Ed WOOD and Helen CROSS rendition) or the "Plutonium Class" as actually proposed earlier by David DOUGLAS. Does no one from this memory-challenged tribe recall the class names we already acted upon and celebrated in the year of our supremacy? "Sixty-two Skidoo!" was the memorable theme of the senior class prom. Who could ever match that?!! Gold Medal Class of XX" eat your heart out. Or, better yet, ours was the year that the old wartime building was being demolished even as we continued to attend classes in surviving parts of the building. (The library wing stood dark and vacant and sported a broken window or two; and it was found that parts of the original flooring were braced up by nothing more than vertical two-by-fours mounted on horizontal two-by fours resting on dirt?further evidence that in the '40s the whole town was not expected to stick around more than a few years.) But to continue, our final quarter the Class of ?62 announced its senior superiority by spray painting "OAS" here and there across the campus, a stunt that deeply troubled the front office. Clearly the class was being radicalized: in the early '60s the acronym OAS referred to a Marxist movement spreading across Latin America: The Organization of American States. But, no, it was explained to a relieved high school principal--one "Dutch" Haag, father of Julie HAAG (?62)--that the spray painted red letters were the markings of nothing more than a narcissist localism: the "Organization of Angry Seniors." How cool is that? The entire authority structure breathed a sigh of relief, even as the scandalous handwriting on the wall was whitewashed for the benefit of the still tender minded lower classes, so to speak. Plutonium . . . or Platinum, indeed. So many other options yet to be vetted . . . Given that the wartime structure demolished during our senior year was constructed entirely of wood, we might have expected Ed WOOD to modestly propose the "Wood Class of '62". Or as a possible compromise, what about the DOUGLAS Fir Class of 62? Or, if we're still that "angry", then surely the CROSS Class of '62? -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Columbia Basin Junior College Days (1964-1965 + 1965-1966) CBC had a great run of both football & basketball teams in the mid-sixties. Aside from 3 or 4 great running backs during the 1964-1965 season, Ray Brum led the team as quarterback. Click for some great background information on him. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: And when we were wrong promptly admitted it! So here it is for the record... No matter how much in my handwriting a 10 can look like a 15, and now matter how many times I say it; saying it will not make Jo Marie ROBERTS' ('65) birthday August 15th... it's the 10th! Man, if ya can't trust yer own cheat sheet, who can ya trust (don't start with me, Maren ('63 & '64) I am very aware I should check the calendar... but then what's the point of my cheat sheet and yellow stickies if I'm always flipping to the Bomber site... HUH?... NO answer required!)... I'm pretty darned sure I'm ok on this member of a Bomber-babe dynasty and if I'm not they may as well throw me inna river in September whether I'm good or bad between now and then because I will have lost all credibility with the Bomber public and I might as well be an Hoquiam Grizzly for all that matters... oh woe is me... "doom and gloom" (I loved Finian's Rainbow) so short and sweet before I tell another big fat lie... unintentioned as it may be... ya know tho... the more I think of it... if I hadda little less hair... no if I hadda whole lot less hair... no if I was bald as a cue ball, loved golf and never drove my Chebby car inna rain... I might not mind being a Grizzly... nah... I couldn't take the golf... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie ROE ('64) on your special day, August 16 (unless it happens to be some other day) 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill LOUIS ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Rick VALENTINE ('68), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte CARLSON ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy BOGGS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verna GORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erma PARDINI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan DUDLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan STALEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) I have a friend/fellow Bomber who has 4 annuals she wants to give to whomever is interested - for '44, '45. '46 and '47. She doesn't do e-mail, so let me know if you are interested and I will tell her. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Yet another tip of the ol' propeller beanie. Unlike a certain other much younger person, I do check the calendar to be certain of dates. Them stickies is just too unreliable; besides they make a mess of the monitor screen. But, I digress. This lady is a Bomber Babe and sort of a very, very remote "cousin" (did I use enough very's?). So, let's have a rousing Happy Birthday to Charlotte CARLSON ('52), who, buy the way, may be married to a fellow classmate of mine. More on that later. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the humidity is high, but no rain..........yet. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Hey, Pete, I wouldn't vote for the cross class, now or then. I loved high school and I wasn't a part of or even know of the angry seniors movement. I'd be happy with the plutonium class, I guess. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ back in the house by the little lake tonight. We in the Midwest, at least between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, are enjoying a cooler August,with temperatures barely reaching 80 by noon and lovely cool nights getting into the 60s. meant. We'll take low humidity whenever we can get it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Columbia River Gorge trip I don't think I have made a trip to Portland since at least 1995. I used to make that trip quite often, but in the last 20 years, until retiring, I worked nights and was afraid I would get too tired to drive very far. Just before leaving I bought a surge protector to take with me. They were right next to the GPS units and wondered if I should buy one. Then thought, "No, it would probably take me a month to figure out how to use it." I'll just buy a map when I get there. Maybe I should have, one thing that struck me was how little I remembered about how to get around in Portland. The other thing struck me was all those ugly wind turbines in the gorge East of The Dalles and how close some of them were to the hi-way. To me it looks like a giant litter-bug was in the gorge. I had read they restored the Vista House, so I had to stop off there. The panorama is five photos that are stitched together. I checked it over and did not see anything weird. I did that with a photo once and had not thought about movement. The stitch- together program put the same guy in the photo twice, walking ahead of himself. So had to crop the photos in just the right place to control where the program stitched the photos together. The other photo is at Multnomah Falls of the 400 ton rock that fell in 1995 (that is how I know I had not been there since then). Time goes by fast! I would have said that was only about 5 years ago. Part of that rock is near the center of the photo, other parts are off to the right, and another part is cut off by the left edge of the photo. You used to be able to go back in that area, but I guess since the rock fell, they took out the path to get there. There was a wedding party on the bridge for photographs when it happened and was hit by a wave of water and rocks. Information from Multnomah Falls itself varies, they can't even agree with themselves on the date, but seems like there were 20 people on the bridge and 13 or 16 were taken to hospitals, with only one being kept overnight for knee surgery. There was a photo taken of the splash hitting the bridge; you cannot see the wedding party and only a little of the bridge. You can see that photo at the "Friends of Multnomah Falls" website and can click a link below the picture for a more information. Friends of Multnomah Falls at -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Angry Seniors I'm sure glad I missed the days of the Organization of Angry Seniors... but I am a bit miffed at myself for missing Roger GRESS' ('61) birthday... I emailed him to polagize and he was gracious... when I went on his face book tho I noticed he's runnin' with a questionable bunch... seed my ilugitumutt son's picher on there with Roger grinnin' back... I remember when I was much younger I was pretty infallible... it's nice to have moved past that stage in life tho I would like to be wrong a little less often... the Angry Seniors, tho reminded me of Class elections... I am still reminded of them every time it is time to vote for some office or another, no matter how high on the pecking order... it still reminds me of class elections... I used to do an imitation that went something like: "if you vote for me, there will be frozen snickers in the school store!" response: "yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay" "If you vote for me, there will be twenty more parking spaces in the Senior Parking lot!" response: "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!" "If you vote for me, mixers will last an hour longer!" response: "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay" I still see things that way... guess I have a bit of growin' up to do, but I'm runnin' outa time... the only thing I recall being angry about my Senior year was not understanding why my buds were changing... not huge changes... they just seemed to be enlarging their areas of interest... I wanted everything to stay the same and stay in the High School mode... girls, beer, music and cars had always been good enough, why did we hafta change? But change we did... even those of us who resisted it to the end... but enough of that... gotta Bomber-babe I always thought was beeeeeeeeeeuuuteeful in school and from the looks of things hasn't changed all that much... her other half had the coolest hair in school... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judy BOGGS ('64) on your special day, August 17, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '61 class ring A home has been found for the '61 class ring found by the husband of Sandee MILLIUS Gors ('66). Gary Gors found the ring in the wall of a "B" house in the south end of town about ten years ago when he was remodeling it. It had the initials of "B" "C". After a message in the Sandstorm and a reply from Maren, I called Bill CRADDOCK ('61) who lives in Richland. He said they had lived in a "B" house on Armistead when his sons were born. When he ordered his class ring he had it made for his pinkie finger so that is why the ring appeared to be a ladies' ring. We took it to him Thursday night, and he claimed it. Maren wanted a picture of it on his pinkie, but we didn't realize that until after we had returned. So, Bill, if you are reading my entry, please take a picture to send to the Sandstorm with any other information you can add to my story. Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Here's what the '61 Class Ring looks like: -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: '68 in '13 Class Reunion The class of 1968 held their 45 year Class Reunion on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th. If you were unable to attend, this will be a gimps into what you missed. If you were able to attend, the person who traveled the farthest came from Connecticut. Everyone had a great time. A reunion pictures page has been posted at: Our theme was 'Senior Moments'. Larry REID (68) sang this song at the reunion. -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Birthday Wishes I meant to send this Thursday and forgot all about it. Happy birthday a day late to my cousin, John ('54) on the 16th. I hope to get up there after I'm done with my treatments and see everyone. After today (Friday) I only have 5 more. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Janet TYLER ('61), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARLSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen SEELEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacki SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri CROSS ('84) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HALL & Connie MADRON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: '46 Columbian To: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Hi Mary. I would like a copy of the '46 annual if you still have it. I could pick it up at Club 40. See ya there. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Said earlier that this was a busy time for the ol' propeller beanie. Got another of those very remote "cousins" to honor today. Never met the fellow, but, what the hay, he's a Bomber. Let's have a big shout out to Gary CARLSON ('64) on this birthday. Way to go, "cuz"! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the sun still shines, even through the clouds **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet TYLER ('61) Re: Another acknowledgement of Richland history being dedicated. Picture in the TCH Saturday, 8/17 of Installation of statue bust of Col. Franklin T. Matthias at the Richland Public Library. Short video. Dedication will be at 11am on Saturday, 8/24/13 at Library. I missed it on Friday by instead sitting in "55 Alive" AARP class (has a newer name now days!). Glad to hear '61 class ring was returned to Bill CRADDOCK! -Janet TYLER ('61) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Multnomah Falls Thanks for the pictures of "the falls". Whenever we travel from Bakersfield to "home", we go up I-5 (even though it's a longer drive) so that we can always stop at "the Falls". It's a "must- stop". We were just there in July... both my daughters and two of my grandkids made the trip "home" for a family reunion and we stopped at Multnomah Falls on the way back to Bakersfield... They always make the trek up to the bridge, but I stay on the ground... fear of heights has always kept me "grounded", so in all the years we have stopped, I have never been on the bridge. Then, of course, we have to go into the gift shop, buy "something" with Multnomah Falls on it (this year, my youngest grandson bought a pocket knife, with a scene of "the falls" on it), and also get some of their delicious ice cream. it's such a beautiful place... had never known, til your entry, about the rock falling. Then, we cross over at The Dalles and take the "river road", through The Gorge, to the Tri-Cities... lived in Wishram for over a year, so we always take that route, have to "blink" at the "hole in the wall" town that is below the highway... the wind turbines didn't bother me all that much... guess I am used to them, since we have them here, in Tehachapi. Thanks again for the great pictures of Multnomah Falls. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: mysteries of life Come on... a ring in the wall of a "B" house... Bill CRADDOCK ('61) there's gotta be a story there... I've been accused of stretching the truth now and then but I'm not sure I could make up a good enough story for that! I remember at class ring time I had some decisions to make... they weren't difficult, just hadda be made... As I recall, the ring cost around 25 smackers... now 25 bucks in one pop was quite a bitta cash... dunno if they allowed payments or anything, but there was beer for the weekend, cigs for the week, movie money for two, even if ya only went one night, Zip's after the movie... Zip's each day for lunch and gas... I'm sure I've left some stuff out but that was the bare bones for a kid like me... the decision was pretty easy... can't give up the necessities of life for a ring so that was that... I mean I have never been frugal... at least not until lately... now I could be called ultra cheap, but I could only make my paycheck from Richland Bell Furniture stretch so far, even when I got the extra work hanging drapes... I remember one time I hung drapes around a huge glass enclosure that looked down from the living room of a house in Kennewick, three stories, down to some cabanas around a pool... the owners looked way too old to have a house like that and my boss told me the cost of the house was $50,000.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, 50K was alla money inna world at that time! I never considered myself poor... just strapped sometimes... I remember when Tony HARRAH ('65) moved back from Portland and came to town sporting a pair of black Converse low tops... now he says in the day, Chuck's ran $5.00... I believe him, but I also know, I never hadda pair... just couldn't get the cash... but a classmate of the B-day guy today came to my rescue... Richard TWEDT ('64) found these black striped indoor track shoes at BB&M for $3.00 and I got me a pair right away... they became almost as popular as the Chucks so I was cool... when he was still living in Vegas, Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) showed up at the donut shop sporting a red pair of the track shoes he found on Ebay brand new... I thought they were cool so he got me a pair too (Thanks, Jimmy!)... now here's a story... when I was getting ready for our 25th reunion I just hadda go get me a pair a black Chucks to wear to the party... I bopped on over to the place where they sold mostly sporting shoes to get them... now this was about the time I had gone to the new Johnson and Murphy store to get a pair of saddle shoes... the perfectly quaffed older gentlemen with the pencil stashes working there (who couldn't have bought a pair of shoes at their place of employment) refused to even acknowledge I had entered the store... I left inna huff and then said, heck no... and stormed back in... I grabbed a shelf boy and pointed out three pair of shoes (two I didn't want and have never worn) and wouldn't let the "gentlemen" ring them up... so this is about the same time... but when I got to the store for them new kicks for the party... I musta stood there an hour trying to decide whether to part with the $25 for the black Chucks... it was as tho I'd been whisked back to high school for that period of time... what a trip... so now I bet you've completely forgotten this is a b-day post... well not me! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gary CARLSON ('64) on your special day, August 18, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) I just want to take a moment to shout out HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a young lady Susan STALEY Mitchell ('71) confined to a wheel chair by MS for far too long in life! You're my treasure and hero, sister dear... and as you hit 60 today [8/17/13]... do so with bells on!!! Happy birthday, dear sister. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lois WEYERTS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marci REW ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn PETTEE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BAROTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: Just a bit of an update I am presently waiting to close on my next home... I'm sure some Richland Bombers lived there in the distant past. Precut, 803 Downing, across the street from Lewis & Clark Elementary School. I wanted to send photos but my Laptop does not know how. (I'm sure it isn't ME...haha!) Meanwhile, I am staying in one half of Terry's ('52) duplex, just 2 walking blocks from the house. Lots of updates, but still a few cosmetic things to do before I move in, but at least I could use the washer and dryer, take floor measurements, etc. I know I will enjoy hearing the kids when they are outside. Got an email from USPS acknowledging my change-of-address request. In part, it said: "Please check the information we captured from your order..." CAPTURED???? Although I don't write in to say so, I enjoy the entries from our varied classes! -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in warm, not too hot, Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Will this never end? Well, for a short period of time, and then back at it. This time the ol' propeller beanie is tipped in honor of a Bomber Babe who I actually knew back in the day. She is a real ball of fire and keeps her "current" husband on the ball. She still hasn't slowed down, and, although she is younger, she has an open invite to sit at the "big kids' table" anytime she wants. Happy Birthday to Lois WEYERTS ('56). In just a few short years she will be old enough to frequent some of Bomberville's plusher watering holes. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where pleasant days are forecast with lowering humidity **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Eric FILLION ~ Class of 1983 ~ 1965 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Margaret EHRIG ('61) Keith HUNTER ('63) Sherri DAUGHERTY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Class of '61 Picnic To all '61 Bombers. We are having a FREE picnic on Saturday September 7th (during Club 40) at Howard Amon Park in the main gazebo below the Senior Center. It will be from 11-2. Bring your memories, pictures and come to enjoy yourself. Please RSVP to our web site by August 26th. Judy K., Judy C., Judy B., Margaret P., Margaret D., Colleen J., Katie J., Tobe T., Jan J., and many more. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith HUNTER ('63) My father, Keith E. Hunter, Sr., Age 92, passed away on Saturday the 17th. He and my mother, Hally Hunter, owned the A&W Drive in in Richland for many years. They helped a lot of people with their first job and helped others through college. Keith HUNTER, Jr. ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sherri DAUGHERTY Elliott ('67) Hello fellow Bombers! Hi everyone. I am Sherri Daugherty Elliott... class of 1967... I find myself going down memory lane so often as I look ahead to my 65th birthday and Medicare. Where in the world has time gone?????? As my oldest granddaughter gets ready for her senior year in high school and setting her appointment for her senior picture sitting, I can remember the day I did the same. What a huge difference in the whole tradition. I am thinking it is time to start the second half of my life and career. I just finished a mission trip with a team from my church (9 HS/college kids) and 8 adults) to Costa Rica. We worked hard when we came along side of our missionary, Lillian Solt, in refurbishing a Christian camp and then providing two days of food, soccer, swimming, games and crafts for 40 kids each day from a huge squatters village. Every one of these kids was abused in some way... and have been a commodity for sale by their parent/ parents. My heart was broken for them. I have been home one week and have been asked to speak to 2 groups regarding this trip. I am blown away how I have been shown how I can actually help these kids in a major way. Just wanted to share with my fellow Bombers that our family is really world wide and we do make a difference. Bomber cheers to each one of you and making a difference in the second half of our lives! -Sherri DAUGHERTY Elliott ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49) John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: LaVerne "Vernie" OSTERMAN ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: From Your Club 40 Treasurer Just a quick reminder that reservations for this year's Club 40 celebration must be postmarked by August 24, 2013. Any item postmarked later will be returned unopened. We have a great weekend planned and many classes celebrating 60 [class of '53], 55 [class of '58], 50 [class of '63], and 40 [class of '73] year celebrations. I'm sure you don't want to miss out, but remember there will be NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR. We are at the Shilo this year, check the Bomber web page to see all that is happening. There are also applications to make your reservation and pay your dues. My address is on the forms to get the money over here (where I live) to Bothell. Looking forward to seeing all of you. Bomber Hugs -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 Annual Party & Meeting Just a quick reminder to get your registrations in for Club 40's annual event September 6th & 7th. Registration and payment must be received by our Treasurer, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) no later than August 24th. This is pre-registration only so do not wait or you will miss out on a fun filled weekend. Additionally, the Shilo Inn in Richland has set aside rooms at a special rate for the Club 40 event. When you call for your reservation please let the Shilo know you are with Club 40 so you can get this special rate. After the reserved rooms are let, the Shilo will still honor this rate as long as there are rooms still available. Looking forward to seeing all of you in September. -John ZIMMER ('66), Club 40 President ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Merrill ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie MOORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nicole BJORN ('90) BOMBER MOM BIRTHDAY Today: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'Nuther Group Hug Time for me to make a trek to South Dakota with the Oath Keepers. Not great timing as I am getting ready for my "last" case as the Lawyer rather than the Arbitrator. It is a fun but tricky Construction arbitration. Got Judgment for half the marbles on a motion for summary judgment and expect to do the same on the other half, but the other side will still have the opportunity to attack the judgments as they are not final till the "lady sings" so still much work to do to avoid any loss of what we've already gained. Caught the other side fabricating evidence and if I was the arbitrator they'd hafta swim like a salmon up a 45 degree incline, but I'm just the lawyer. Amazing what you can learn from "metadata". It has created some pretty big scandals in this modern world of ours. Not like the old days where ya hadda spend a fortune to have ink analyzed and such... just a couple of clicks and you know who by and when a document was created. The guy who fabricated the evidence is actually a friend of mine or was anyway. That's the problem living in a small community. We may have 2 million residence in this burg but the legal and construction communities are still pretty small... but the thing about litigation/arbitration, nothing is certain and ya never know what will pop up... one of my last trials, I got the key witness on the other side to admit their whole theory of the case and their complaint was total BS! Funny what that oath will do to some people. Others just lie with no problem... she just spilled the beans. It can work against you just as easily... have had witnesses adamant about how things happened and change 180 degrees on the stand much to my dismay! So there ya are... litigation 101 far more than you ever cared to know I'm sure... While I'm gone I gotta Bomber-babe and two dudes I have know for ever havin' their special days and much as I hate to do it, I'm given the group hug so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) on the 22nd; Chuck MONASNITH ('65) on the 23td; and Richard TWEDT ('64) on the 26th and have a wonderful time on your respective special days!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 Party I have been asked to send out regular reminders of the Club 40 annual party and the requirement of preregistration. Three more days for the final postmark date of August 24th. All others will be returned so please do not delay and miss out on a fun weekend. -John ZIMMER ('66), Club 40 President ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53) John ZIMMER ('66) Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SPEARS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene HORNE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MONASMITH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CHAPPELL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: 60-Year Reunion for Class of 1953 Heads-up, Dear '53 Classmates, Only a few days remain to drop your registration form and check into the mail, addressed to Club 40 Treasurer Ann Thompson in Bothell. DO NOT SEND IT TO A TRI-CITY ADDRESS. The check should be made out to Richland High School Club 40. It MUST be postmarked by August 24! Here's our reunion schedule. Our Landmark 60-Year Reunion ? Class of '53, Friday & Saturday, Sept. 6 & 7, 2013 This is it, Bomber Classmates ? our Landmark 60-Year Reunion! We'll celebrate royally at the Shilo Inn, Richland, in conjunction with Club 40. Your presence will be most gratefully received; it will make us feel complete. Here's our two-day agenda. Please sign up for BOTH days unless circumstances prevent. Deadline for your registration postmark is August 24, so don't delay. Make that commitment ? this time will never come again! Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 10-12am ? Club 40 class reps set up tables and decorations. 3:30pm ? Class of '53 meets on the bleachers behind Shilo Inn tallest in back row, shortest on bottom row. Remember, don't leave until you have printed your name in the correct order on your row's clipboard. Photo will be ready to pick up before you leave tonight. 4:30pm ? Pick up name tags in lobby. 5-6pm ? Social Hour (No Host Bar) 6-7pm ? Line up for food: hamburgers, all-beef hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, three salads, fresh fruit, fruit cobbler, bread pudding, chocolate fountain with items to dip, coffee, lemonade and iced tea. 7-8:30pm ? Club 40 Announcements, Introductions and Raffle 8:30-11:30 ? Relax, talk and mingle to your heart's content. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 10:00am ? Club 40 Board meeting (Election of Officers) 3-5:30pm ? Class of '53 meets in our exclusive, divided-off section of the ballroom to share personal memories and reflect on the lives of those 75 classmates who passed away before us. Please return to our special section after the divider is opened. This is "our place" for the rest of the evening. 4:30pm ? Registration tags available in lobby for those who are unable to attend on Friday. 5:30-7:00pm ? Social Hour (No Host Bar) 7-8pm ? Line up for prime rib, salmon, potatoes & gravy, rolls & butter, three salads, fresh fruit, layered cake, cheesecake, chocolate torte, coffee and hot tea. 8-8:30pm ? Club 40 Announcements, Introductions and Raffle 8:30-11:30 ? Dance to live band music. At you'll find a Club 40 registration form. Print and send to Ann Thompson in Bothell (NOT Richland) by August 24. Ann will prepare name tags in Bothell. Time's a'wasting ~ make your reservation now! Bomber Cheers from your '53 Reunion Committee, Norma LOESCHER Boswell, Chair & Treasurer, Club 40 Class Kathy JENSEN Collins, Co-Chair, local Bomber contacts & mailings, information on hotels, class photograph Jim McKeown ? Class of '53 Memorial Emcee on Saturday, photos for registration ID tags Jack Sinderson and Edna McKeown ? Memorial Board, putting photos on ID tags Lois LOFTUS Hanses, Club 40 Class Rep, helping decorate the Shilo ballroom We're looking forward to seeing you at our "Big 60" celebration! -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 Annual Party & Meeting [John wrote this on 8/22 to be in the 8/23 Sandstorm. -Maren] Only two (2) more days to get your registrations to the Club 40 Treasurer for this year's September annual party/meeting. Registrations must be postmarked by August 24, 2013. Any items postmarked later [than 8/24] will be returned unopened. Please do not delay and miss out on a fun weekend. -John ZIMMER ('66), Club 40 President **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Club 40 So, how does one "join" or otherwise become part of Club 40? I think I saw something about having reached the 40 year reunion milestone. Us '69ers have certainly done that. I could research my saved Sandstorms but I?m getting old and lazy (kind of). Just wondering... [the entire class of '69 definitely qualifies. Go to scroll down just a little till you see the little box that says "Dues Only Registration Form". -Maren] Thanks, -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Tempe AZ, where it is supposed to cool down to 102 or so this weekend... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty STRODE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blanche NEWBY ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John COLE & Vicki MOSLEY ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Sympathies Our deepest sympathies and prayers to two of our classmates, Marc FRANCO ('66) and Mark THORSON ('66), on the passing of their fathers one day apart. Dr. Robert Franco's death notice from the August 23 Tri-City Herald appears below: SEATTLE -- Robert Franco, 99, of Seattle, died August 21st at the Caroline Kline Galland Home in Seattle. He was born in Seattle and lived in Richland for 57 years. He was a retired surgeon. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements. William "Russ" Russell Thorson, 96, passed away on August 20th at Hospice House in Kennewick. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 25th, at 2 pm at Southside Church, 517 Jadwin Avenue in Richland. You may view the Einan's notice and sign the guestbook at: Re: Matthias dedication Also, don't forget to attend the 11am dedication on Saturday, August 24, of the statue of Col. Franklin T. Matthias at the Richland Public Library. A big turnout is warranted. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins & Dennis HASKINS ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Graduation Day Today I'm celebrating graduation day, the end of 28 radiation treatments. It all seemed so daunting when I started the middle of July and now I can say I did it. I'll see my oncologist in 2 weeks and follow up with the radiation specialist in December. This year has been one heck of a journey and I'm thankful to all of you who took the time to say a prayer or send me a note. Bombers are the best. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Roy BALLARD ('63) and Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) Gary TURNER ('71), Spencer HOUCK ('71) Jerry LEWIS ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SWAIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen MANOLOPOULOS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg STONE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Let's take a moment and tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the birthday of a clarinet playing, airplane driving, fellow classmate Jerry SWAIN ('54). I'm reasonably certain he's over 21 by now. Hope to see him next year on our class's 60 year reunion. On a completely different note; during the past two weeks I've had the chance to taste two different watermelons from roughly the same area (and it wasn't 200-W). The first came from Pasco, yes that's right, that place across the river. I knew there were farms along the river, but I thought they all got plowed under for housing projects. The other was from Hermiston. Both were of the "seedless" variety, and neither was overly big. The Hermiston melon had a better taste in my opinion. Sorry, Pasco, maybe if you had used the bulldog brand of fertilizer they might have been better. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we had rain the night before the State Fair opened, and forecasts call for temps in the mid to upper 70s with chances of rain. Go figure. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) & Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Dr. Franco (RIP) Our condolences to the Franco family. Your Father was a very kind and caring person and doctor. He had treated many in our family. Whenever I would run into him around town he always was so kind to remember my family. -Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) & Roy BALLARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: Class Of '71 60th Birthday Party The class of '71 had a mass celebration of our collective 60th birthdays this weekend and it was a rousing success, with at least 75 or so in attendance for a Friday night social hour (okay?several hours) at the Towne Crier and a Riverside Park picnic on Saturday. It was great having a chance to see so many old friends between reunions. Many thanks to Vic MARSHALL, Pat HARTY, Bob DANA, Kelvin SOLDAT and every one else who put together this successful soiree on such short notice. -Gary TURNER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Spencer HOUCK ('71) Re: '71 Birthday bash Class of '71 had 60th birthday party and it seemed to be well attended. My guess was close to 65 people, Victor could most likely be more specific. We had an enjoyable afternoon seeing people we have not seen in years and enjoyed talking to lots of people who were there. Food was great and we had some good cooks for the meat. Thanks to those who organized and got this going even though Victor will not claim this all he did was put out the word and we all just got on board and made it happen. I for one was impressed and enjoyed the afternoon. -Spencer HOUCK ('71 Bomber) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jerry LEWIS ('73) Re: Dr. Franco (RIP) Dr. Franco's funeral will be at noon (PT) Sunday 8/25 at Einan's in Sunset Memorial Garden, Richland. If everything works, I may be streamed in... email me for details. -Jerry LEWIS ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Bill CRADDOCK ('61) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TWEDT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon HOPKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SASSER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce SOEHNLEIN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle HUESTIES ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin MOORE ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Dr. Franco (RIP) A blast from the past!! I am sorry to hear of Dr. Franco's passing... he obviously lived a long life, since he was a physician, I think, when I was in high school. If memory serves me, he was one of several physicians who participated voluntarily in what was an early effort to provide urgent medical expertise for emergency calls - now our "911" services. They had a "watch office" at Kadlec Fire Dept. and were radio linked to Richland fire department emergency response units. My father, Milt Wight, was a longtime assistant chief/chief of the department and helped organize the effort. I also recall going to a Washington Huskies game with a group that included my folks and Dr. Franco & family. We had dinner at Canlis Restaurant in Seattle, back then a pretty classy place. I was on liberty from the Coast Guard icebreaker on which I was stationed, homeported in Seattle. If my memory is still functioning, Dr. Franco insisted on buying me the biggest Porterhouse steak in the place! That must have been 1953-1955. A fine man ... and not because he bought me a steak!!! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ wandering in the west in our RV, currently near Spokane... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill CRADDOCK ('61) Re: '61 Class Ring Here is a picture of me and my class ring. I ordered the ring to wear on my left "pinkie". I've always had pretty small hands/fingers. I wasn't aware of Men's and Women's sizes back then. Picture shown here is the second ring I got. The first one was lost in the West Richland canal where we used to swim so often. I decided to get another a few years later and it was also lost when my first wife, me, and our son was born when we lived on Armistead in half of a "B" House. Really nice to have it turn up. I'll try to do a better job of taking care of it this time. I want to thank Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) and Dennis HASKINS ('66) for their help with it. Hey Jim YOUNT ('61)! - - - good to hear from you. I'm doing fairly well. I had two little strokes a few years ago that left me with a speech problem known as Expressive Aphasia which really amounts to more of a nuisance than anything. The other one took out about 40-50 of my vision which has left me with everything pretty blurry. Could be worse though. Hope this will be sufficient. -Bill CRADDOCK ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 1950s Dog Tags My youngest sister, Barbara, is asking about the dog tags that we all wore. Sister Julie ('69wb) has hers on in this picture: Does anybody remember WHY we all wore them? Re: Dr. Franco (RIP) Thanks, Jerry LEWIS ('73) for streaming Dr. Franco's funeral service on 5/25. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Earl BENNETT ('63), Linda REINING ('64) Nancy MALLORY ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey HENJUM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie DEAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlee CORBETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) & Leslie SWANSON ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Dog Tags The dog tag program was an adjunct of the popular "duck and cover" routine. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather continues to be cloudy with occasional possibilities of rain, as the State Fair continues. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Dr. Franco (RIP) Memory In the fall of 1987, the Richland Light Opera Company put on "Fiddler on the Roof" at Chief Jo auditorium. The production was fabulous, and they had 8 sellout crowds. Our daughter Jennifer JANICEK Ellison ('90) sang the part of Hodel, the second daughter, and I went to every one of the 8 shows. Dr. Franco played the part of the Rabbi. It was really special to have him playing the part, and I know that he got a real kick out of it. Just a few years ago, I spent some time with Bob and Ilene (RIP 2010) at a memorial service for the mother of a classmate. Bob was a little slowed down by a stroke (?), but it was really special to visit with them both. I didn't know them in any other context, and their kids were too young for me (probably in class with my brothers (Jeff DAWSON ('62) and Gaynor DAWSON ('65). [6 Franco "kids": Marc ('66), Barbara ('67), Mike ('70), Janet ('73), Ellen ('??-HHS), and Martha ('??-HHS)] The Francos were a valuable part of our community for many years. My deepest sympathy to the family; thanks for sharing them with so many of us! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Dog Tags Maren: Even though we didn't get there from South Dakota until 1951, I vaguely remembered something about "in case of unidentifiable remains" - looked it up and here is your answer. I don't actually remember wearing them. Dot Tags in the 1950s Anxious to see everyone next week for 1963's 50 Year Reunion. Regards, ecb3 - from gorgeous summer weather in central VA where we have had relatively little of the normal H-H- H (hazy, hot and humid) this year: Most Augusts have about a week of 100+ days, but we're seeing milder temps so far, at least 6-7 days of low 80s for the high, and today forecast for 87; plenty of humidity, tho, several days have been 100%, and the copious rain has the chiggers in plentiful supply (seeing my dermatologist for a 5-year checkup tomorrow, got a corticosteroid injection in my shoulder last week, saw the ophthalmologist today, and a colonoscopy on Friday after the yucky PEG-3350 on Thursday, flavor packets no help at all). -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Dog Tags I remember having one of these, think it was for identification, in case we were lost or hurt and our parents needed to be notified... if I remember, it had our name, address, phone number and religious affiliation. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ still hot in Bakersfield, CA but at least we are in the high 90s and not triple digits. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: Dog Tags Weren't the dog tags kind of a safety thing? Now they do a picture/thumbprint ID card with info designed to identify a child which you keep in case of need. I remember having them -- don't know what happened to mine. After a short time of nice weather (80s), we are back to summer -- hot. School has started so doesn't that mean it's fall? Fall means a little cooler -- right? -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ~ in TN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Vintage Disco Bob GROUT (?66wb) sent this to me. I think you will enjoy it: Excellent video and please watch it. You will be sorry if you pass and let it go . Emoji This is outstanding... Somebody had a lot of fun with this... Most of the people in the video were deceased before the Bee Gees recorded Staying Alive. Vintage Disco!!!!! Whether you are a Bee Gees or Rita Hayworth fan or not... you are going to like this. A great job of putting clips together with the music. It is a great marriage of 1940's dancing and late 1970's music. Jeff DeMEYER ('62) sent this to us. It is also a fun one. Thought you might like to do a little reminiscing. The Top Ten Hits Over the Years: -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Dog Tags My guess as to why we wore them was in case something "bad" happened out at the Hanford nuclear area and we got separated from our parents they'd know who we were and where we lived. That's just a wild guess though as I don't recall being given a reason as to the why. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Hal SMITH ('56), Betty McELHANEY ('57) Tom VERELLEN ('60), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HENDERSON ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie COWGILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DODSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim FELDER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FLAHERTY ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Hal SMITH ('56) Hi I was watching "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" this am. They had a young guy on as the first player and he was introduced as Ron Darby. He said he was from Richland. That family name didn't ring a bell with me but from his looks I would say he if he went to Col-Hi it was around 10 years ago. Any one out there familiar with the name Darby? Go Bombers!! -Hal SMITH ('56) ~ from hotter than Hades Orlando, FL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) Re: Dog Tags I don't remember wearing dog tags, but does anyone from the classes of '56 and '57 remember the Civil Defense Drills at Carmichael? We had to go out in the halls and lay down diagonally, on our stomachs, heads toward the wall, with our forehead on our left arm, and our right hand on the back of our neck. Thanks Maren, -Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Just yesterday I was celebrating the forth of June and now it's Labor Day, it don't make no sense atal. Enjoy a end of summer bouquet from the Farmers Market. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, WA a little bit of everything in the weather department here **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Judith Durham Dances Your link to the Bee Gees-Rita Hayworth et. al. video was great. It reminded me of another video I found a few years ago. As a big fan of The Seekers I came across this video of Judith Durham dancing with "some guy," as the person who put it together says. Well, it isn't Athol Guy. I recommend watching it in the small size. If watched in full screen you can see how it is put together, but in small size it really does look like she is dancing with that "guy." That video reminds me on an act by Sheri Lewis of "Lamb Chop" fame. I saw her at the Benton-Franklin County Fair in the '70s when she did a routine of dancing with Fred Astaire. I found something similar, but the costume of Fred Astaire seems more solid, and Donald O'Conner was not here with her. If you don't want to watch the full 6:34 minutes, the dancing part starts at 3:40. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Since you mention it ECB3's ('63) mention of Rapid City, the town in which his sis Ceci ('65) was born (maybe all the little Bennetts was... I dunno) hits nice and close as I just spent the weekend there. Now I'm sure you are thinking "you went all that way for a weekend" (I remember a cab driver at the Opryland hotel saying: "ya mean ya went alla way to Hendersonville fer a bear"... when I went to visit Bobby Bare's store)... but Rapid City is actually a shorter flight than it is to Richland from Vegas. The first day I hadda a meeting, but afterward we went to Wyoming to see Devil's Tower (Ohhh my goooooooooooooooooooooooooooodness what an awesome sight) I just couldn't believe it... but I didn't see no aliens (as a matter of fact, I didn't see no aliens of any kind in South Dakota!)... Then to Sturgis for dinner at the knuckle Bar and off to Deadwood for a car show. Next day was a little shopping in Rapid City meeting all the bronze Presidents and then off to Crazy Horse. What an amazing feat... the Project is much larger than Rushmore and all with private money so the progress since it started at the request of several Lakota Elders in 1948 is slow but impressive. The Rushmore lighting show was inspiring. They called all the Vets up to take down the flag. It's been many years since I have folded a flag so I let some other guys volunteer... they did a fine job and then we all introduced ourselves by name and Service Branch... funny to watch people who are not used to speaking in public... "Oh crap... my name... I knew it yesterday!" The next day was the Badlands and the Pine Ridge Rez. Actually many times they are the same thing. I hadda go to Wounded Knee. It was so devastatingly solemn. That pitiful mass grave. I've been aware of the account for many years so it was not new to me. To see how far Chief Big Foot and his followers navigated through the badlands only to be captured under a flag of truce... then to be marched to Wounded Knee to be slaughtered was humbling... I'm not going to argue about the shot that allegedly started it... I really don't care... I just don't. It was indefensible and that's all there is to it. However, the trip reminded me I need to go back and read the Lakota case where the Supremes held that the taking of the Black Hills was wrongful and figure out why or even how the court could award damages when even a first year law student knows that real property is unique and that damages are not a proper remedy. Hey... I remember those dog tags. But we got our choice... we got them at school... you could get dog tags or an ID bracelet... naturally the guys all wanted Dog Tags... wonder how many sets the b-day boy has bought and sold on eBay... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gary BEHYMER ('64) on your special day, August 28, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/29/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Karen COLE ('55) Marlene LARSEN ('56wb), Joretta GARRISON ('58) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Donna NELSON ('63), Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie WEBB ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David GILBERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brenda BELCHER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kristi STREGE ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie GERKEN ('01) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill BAILEY ('64) & Jackie COLE ('63) 08/29/05 Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans area map... see what, when and why different "east bank" (of the Mississippi River) areas were flooded... My place is on the "west bank" -- just south of the "T" in Terrytown on the map... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) Re: YouTube HELP! Recently several links to YouTube were suggested in entries... any one besides me having trouble getting YouTube to play videos? What is the fix? -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Raining in Northern VA this morning and that is okay, helps keep things green. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Sending some anniversaries your way, some late one early. Judie COLE ('63) & Frank (NAB) on August 20th John COLE ('66) & Vicki MOSLEY ('66) on August 24th and a timely!!! entry of Jackie COLE ('63) and Bill BAILEY ('64) on August 29th Happy anniversary late ones and early! Barbi ('50) Patti ('52) and Karen ('55) (I missed Patti and Don's in June, oh well next year.) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Civil Defense Drills I went to John Ball Elementary School in North Richland for my 5th & 6th grades and I remember the Civil Defense Drills where we had to lay in the "ditch" and cover our heads with our hands. [See a picture of kids in the "trench" -Maren ] -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) ~ Modesto, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Hey there, Class of '58. Our 55 Year Reunion will be here in about 10 days. If you'd like to attend, there's still time to add a few people. We have 95 firm Reservations... it will be a very good party. CLICK the '58 website to see who will be there: And the dinner is top-notch... we're sure you'll be pleased. Please call one of us to sign up. CO-CHAIRS: Barbara ISAKSON Rau, Judy CROSE Snowhite, and Joretta "Sue" GARRISON Pritchett -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Civil Defense Drills Yup, we had the same air raid drills at Jefferson. I still remember the smell of the floor tiles. I also remember lining up for shots every so often and getting free Red Delicious apples in the afternoon. P.S. I also remember evacuation routes and a few times when we had air raid drills and our families all had to get in our cars and drive out of town. Gee, with all of the shift workers, how did they manage that? -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) What is the forth of June? I'm glad you ask. It stems from the practical joker who would cut out the name of the month on the calendar to show the month behind with the dates of the previous or current month showing. Like having only 28 or 29 days in March. Big confusion occurred in one instance when scheduling vacation which was intended to include the Fourth of July which was in fact June 4th. Hence the new holiday June forth the beginning of a new summer, which in western Washington means not much because "real" summer begins, what Julyish. Observe some photos of Sand In the City last weekend in Oly. Personally I thought the sculpture in the fore ground was the best executed but another garnered the blue ribbon. The father of the year blue ribbon goes to ... good guy. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ In near Lacey currently in a regreening process. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: Dog Tags and air raid drills I had nightmares till I was about 35 years old that the Russians were coming. Guess maybe my Dad talked about it too much. I didn't think about wearing the dog tags (or bracelet) but realized later it was to identify our remains just like the military. Practice air raid drills were in the hall at Sacajawea on wood floor, 4 deep, without shoes I think with our forehead on our left arm and right hand on the back of our neck. I remember peeking at teacher's feet. Chief Jo I think we stood against the lockers. It was once a month and we got into buses one time because that was practice to get to higher ground because Grand Coulee had been bombed and 40 miles of water would be rushing towards us. There were two different sirens once a month, one to lay in hall or one to get on buses or run home for safety which we did one time too. I still have my tag. I think our parents had to buy them but we had the choice of a bracelet or necklace. And to this day especially after 9/11 living in Wenatchee (next to the Columbia) I think about being on higher ground. Our Dad built a bomb shelter under our "F" house too. I think I was a little traumatized. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Dog Tags To: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) I remember precisely the same drills at Jason Lee in 5th & 6th grades ('55-'57). Mrs. Brown didn't allow much chatting. To: David RIVERS ('65) David: I was born at Hammer Field hospital (no longer exists) in Fresno, CA where Dad was discharged from the Army Air Corps after returning from flying P-38s in the Solomon Islands during WWII; a year later Diney ('64) was born in Rapid City, as was Cecilia ('65) another year later. After Dad got his BS in Chemical Engineering there, he went to Vermillion, SD, to get his MS in Chemistry, where Sue ('68) was born three years later while I was in kindergarten. Sally ('71) and Beth ('73) were born in Richland. Six children in less than 11 years - can you imagine Mom shopping with all of us in tow? Happened regularly. Haven't been to Devils Tower, but most of the others, yes. I'm sure Hat Rock pales in comparison. Do they still allow people to climb Hat Rock like we did in the '50s? Another SD institution: Wall Drug Store. "Sneeze and you miss it" size town, Wall, SD, became a significant tourist attraction with billboards advertising "free ice water at Wall Drug Store" seen for hundreds of miles around Regards, ecb3 - from rainy central Virginia where we're still enjoying slightly lower than normal temps this month. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/30/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ken FREE ('59) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HOFF ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty O'NEIL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa BARBER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) And now for a tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the birthday of one of the younger Bomber Babes. Did not know her "back in the day", but got to know her through Club 40. Thus, no embarrassing stories to meander on about. Nor, will I gush romantically about her. She is a Bomber Babe, 'nuff said. Happy Birthday to Kathy HOFF ('64), invited to sit at the big kid's table any time, but cannot escort her to any of Richland's famous watering holes until she reaches 21, which will happen in a few years. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are predicting on again, off again rain until the end of the State Fair or September 2nd (whichever occurs first). This means Oktoberfest is coming soon here in Mount Angel. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken FREE ('59) Re: Vonda STEVENS Grosshans ('59-RIP) It is with deep sadness that I report that our dear friend and classmate. Vonda STEVENS Grosshans ('59) lost her courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at home in Allyn, WA with her loving husband of 50 years and their family at her side. She will be missed. Vonda's obituary was published in The News Tribune on August 28, 2013. -Ken FREE ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Bomber babe Well, it is sure nice to know some things don't change... Like Wall, S.D. and Wall drug Store... you'd think it was a major mall with the billboards and advertising! Hat Rock! A pimple in comparison to Devil's Tower... but man what a fun place to be inna summer! I sure hope I am not expected to remember alla birth places inna BENNETT famblie & alla COLE annberseries!!!!!! As I speak, my little Baby Girl, Sarah, is prolly finishing up her fries and tarter at Zips on her way to the Gorge for some concert. I can't believe it... she was prolly 30 years old or so when she first went to Richland and she's been to the Gorge prolly as many times as Jimbeaux ('63) and Pitts ('63)... I, on the other hand, have never been... I mean I've driven the Gorge many times but never been there to a concert! I had no idea ya hadda go through Richland to get to the Gorge from Vegas till I got her text... I'm sure the b-day Bomber-Babe has been but not poor little ol' me... and speaking of the Bomber-babe who celebrates her b-day tomorrow, I am reminded each year that Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) has known her since second grade and I am quite sure he has no intention of letting me forget it! Well, he may have known her since second grade but for me she has always been one of those girls that defines Bomber-babe! If I were to write a dictionary of Bomber terms she would be pictured under the word Bomber-babe. Tho I've never played Bomberopoly, I would not be surprised to see her picture on one of the squares... I know I've sung her praises for years, but I think we can all agree that in time and energy, this b-day babe has far outdone most of us in Bomber spirit... If there is an activity to be accomplished she is the one that gets it started and sees it thru to the finish... I am so very grateful to have been fortunate enough to know her for a good long while and tho it may not have been as long as some (yeah you, HEIDLEBAUGH) I've enjoyed every minute of the time I have... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathy HOFF ('64) on your special day, August 30, 2013!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Drills As I recall in some grades at Jason Lee we laid on the floor during drills and the upper grades did their thing against a wall in the gym. I also recall one time before I started school we had to drive to Prosser during a drill. Our next door neighbor didn't drive so she went with my mom, brothers, and me. I'm guessing it must have been around '54 or so as it wasn't too long after that the family moved to Yakima. It was just as close for his job from there as Richland was and he didn't like living in Richland anymore. It is strange what things we remember from our childhoods, isn't it? -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Barbara DAVIS Sandall ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2013 >>Debra BATES Davis ~ Class of 1976 ~ 1956 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/31/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike BRADY ('61) John ADKINS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill LATTIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken WEBB ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna KIRZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane QUALHEIM ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Larry CORYELL ('61) I just read in the Seattle Times Weekend Plus section that Larry will be performing at the Jazz Alley in Seattle September 6, 7 and 8. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: My Home Town The first time, I figured it was an anomaly, the second time, I said "OK it has had it's moments of fame. Now it's three times you go "pickin'" on my home town. It's true my brothers, sister and me were all born in Wall, SD, and when we left Wall had to change the population signs. I have to admit, I was only a couple of months old when we all headed out (by bus) to Warshington, and I have only been back a few times, but by golly it's still my place of birth, and it's not too far from Kadoka, SD, and only about 100 mile from Rapid City. Occasionally you could go "up ta Pierre" but ya gotta say "peer". Hot Springs, The "Piney Ridge" and the Badlands, more recently, Sturgis. I might add, the "onlyest" thing comfortable in South Dakota is rattlesnakes, oh ya and Jane WALKER Hill ('62). -John ADKINS ('62) ~ but '44 in Wall, and that's nine decades ago. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Never forgotten There are some kids... OK there are lotsa kids -- that we will remember till they lay us inna grave. I can't remember the first time I met this guy, but I remember the last time I saw him as clear as a bell. For years a picture circulated of his soph. year at Hi-Spot wearing a semi-long coat... kinda a cross between a car coat and an overcoat. He looked so small and young. I'm sure lots of us looked the same at that age. I remember him during his Sr. Year... "wittiest"... you betcher sweet bippie he was... what a guy. He worked at the Park Pumps Gas Station on the South end of GWWay... I always remember cuz it was the last station outa town on the way to the drive in's in that direction... hadda get the two bits worth a gas to make sure ya could make it back to Zip's after the show... Years later I would build a tow truck from a 1934 Ford Pickup... the name on the side reads: "McCoy's Park Pumps"... I wouldn't see much of him again just off and on when I'd get to Richland and both of us would be there at the same time. The last time I would have the pleasure of his company would be R2K. he and Marv STEEL ('65) were cruzin' around the Col-Hi campus on their bikes... varooming here and there... I will long have the image of Terry DAVIS ('65) climbing on the back of this guy's bike... the grins on their faces were a lasting impression... as they rode off Terry waved and yelled: "I'm Hangging out with Shelley McCoy!!!!!!!!!" Rest in Peace Shelley McCOY ('63-RIP) on this August 31, 2013, it's been 11 years and you will always be dear to all of us! -David RIVERS ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Shelley's death inspired the term "Bomber Tears":] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2013 ~ September, 2013