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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy RICE ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly LYNCH ('78) - Drill Team Mascot '65 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric LUKINS ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Wall Drugs As John ADKINS ('62) points out, there are many things to do in the vicinity of Wall, SD. I would hope those would include the hop, skip and jump over the border to visit the fabled campus of USNDAH. That would be the University of Southern North Dakota at Hoople. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at Mount Angel, OR where rain is in the forecast for the closing day of the State Fair, but not for today as that is my wife's birthday (I'll be wearing the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the occasion). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Gold Rush One of the best reality shows on tv is "Gold Rush". If you haven't seen it. give it a shot. Friday nights. Discovery channel. Re: New Season September, so it starts. Go Bombers, Sea Hawks, Cougs, & Eagles! Pitts P. S. Well OK. Go Dawgs! -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/13 ~ LABOR DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LESTER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon MUMFORD ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Unreal National Flood Insurance Rates ---coming to ALL 50 STATES!!!! If any homeowners or business owners think they are safe from FEMA and the NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM premium increases imposed through The Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, THINK AGAIN!!!!! So far, FEMA has only informed a few states (Louisiana, New Jersey, and New York) that their citizens will experience up to a 5,000% increase in flood insurance premiums within a few years. Our Parish (County), St.Charles, was among the first to be informed by FEMA about this last February. Now, they have shocked most of Southeast Louisiana with the new FIRM maps. In some areas, homes are expected to be raised/built as much as 19 feet off of the ground!!! The FEDS have lost $26 billion on flood insurance claims even though they have taken in over $6 billion more in premiums than they have paid out in the last 30 years!!! GO FIGURE!!! Where did the other $20 billion go? In our area, we paid $375 last year in an ?X? zone (non-flood) since it was set up in 1983. Flood insurance was not even required. Most residents bought it anyway. I have paid premiums for 38 years (including my previous home) and never made a single claim. Now they are telling us that many residents in our area will eventually be paying up to $28,000 or more a year!!! Our areas have sent our local, state and federal politicians to Washington, D.C. to try to undo this mess that both houses of Congress passed by huge margins and Obama signed into law. They are delaying some items and trying to amend others. But the law is still in effect until it is amended permanently or thrown out altogether. Our area has NEVER flooded since our levees (dikes) were built around 1900. Everyone needs to contact their politicians at all levels and demand to know what is going on in YOUR area regarding this!! To see the SHOCKING impact of this mess, go to Anyone who ignores this can run but they can't hide!!! Please check out this site and presentation. Just the announcement by FEMA has brought home sales to a complete halt and devalued most homes a huge amount. Our assessor has dropped our property taxes by about $500 because values can't be determined since nothing is selling. People need to remember that about 50% of the U.S. population lives near a coastline and over 80% live near a body of water. Any questions or comments are welcome, as we are pretty well- informed about this. You can go to ?Stop FEMA Now? on Facebook to see the latest information. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Des Allemands/Bayou Gauche, LA Still hot and humid but waiting for fall!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Kudos to Mike CLOWES ('54) in yesterday's 'storm for the PDQ Bach reference. Good to know he's still thought of here and there. Let us not forget that the USNDAH is, as Professor Schickele points out, "an extension school" where he resides as Professor of Musicalology. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Are any of you able to identify the owl species in the attached picture which was taken in our neighbor?s tree two years ago? I think it is probably a Screech Owl. Re: Passing of Dr. Robert Franco (RIP) September 1, 2013, Tri-City Herald Click the link to the funeral notice for Dr. Franco: Re: Passing of Elizabeth PHIPPS Martin ('59? Honorary) September 1, 2013, Tri-City Herald Below is the link to the funeral notice for Elizabeth who was born August 19, 1941, and passed away August 5, 2013. She attended schools in Richland but left after her junior year and graduated from Queen Ann High School in Seattle: Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Peggy NELSON ('55wb) Donna NELSON ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie KELLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: Owl Picture To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) If you Google "pictures of screech owls", you will get more pictures of that neat picture than you ever expected! Yes, I would definitely say it's a great picture of a Western Screech Owl. Bomber cheers, -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy NELSON ('55wb) Re: Alums Invited To Lunch TODAY All former John Ball/Bomber alumni in town for Club 40 this weekend are welcome to join us for lunch. WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 TIME: 12:00 noon WHERE: Sterling's on Queensgate on Others [besides former John Ball students] who would like to attend are invited. If some of you get here later in the week, we could meet another day, also. If interested, call Peggy NELSON on 375-0125 or Sharon ANDERSON Hodgins 947-0044 for further information. See you there! -Peggy NELSON ('55wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: Banking Day at Sacajawea? Anyone remember the little blue books with punched holes at the top and I think on a Tuesday a table was set in front of the statue of Sacajawea and older students took our nickels, dimes, and quarters. A carbon paper was put in and we got a yellow copy of our deposit and running total. Think it was promoted and run by Seattle 1st -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1957 & 1958 Columbian Yearbooks Just a note to let you know that there are copies of both the 1957 & 1958 Columbian yearbooks listed on eBay this week. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: passing of Elizabeth "Sally" Phipps Martin I lived on Rossell, next door to Sally and her family, and grew up calling her parents "Aunt Polly" and "Uncle Tuck"... so sorry to hear of her passing. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA where it's been hot and muggy and am so ready for colder temps. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Owl Picture To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Western Screech Owl. It is particularly clear when I look at the rest of the owls listed in our Audubon Field Guide. -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Linda REINING ('64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard JOHNSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray KELLY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandee MILLIUS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelley HANKINS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick SOUTHAM ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) To all my wonderful 1963 classmates I will miss you at our 50 Year Class Reunion. I can't believe I have never missed a reunion and will not be at the 50 year. I was offered a trip to Singapore for a week with my family and couldn't pass up the opportunity. I leave this AM. Jimbeaux has given me a pass. I will be thinking of you all. Have a wonderful time, take lots of pictures to share and I will do the same. I will see some of you in December. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) ~ from rainy Bellevue, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: Banking Day at Sacajawea I remember having Banking Day at Spalding... I don't remember the day, but I remember the little, blue book, taking coins to school, and having them added to the balance... I don't remember if we took the books home or if they were kept with the teachers... I also remember going to the bank, with my mom, taking the book and withdrawing the amount that had accumulated, but I don't remember if that was done at the end of each school year, or if it was done the end of 6th grade, before going to junior high. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Bomber Lunch Today (Tuesday) my sister-in-law, Diane (NAB) and I drove to Cheney to see my cousins. We went in to Spokane for lunch. Those in attendance were: cousin John BRUNTLETT ('54), John's wife Christie (NAB), cousin Jean BRUNTLETT ('62), and their oldest daughter Catherine (NAB). We had a great time. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland & I'll be at Club 40 Friday night **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Vonda STEVENS Grosshans ~ Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn HALSTEAD ('61wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James SONDERLAND ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, September 7th TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Remembering a dear friend As you read this or scroll past it, I will be winging my way to Richland for the 50 Year Reunion of the Gold Medal Class of 1963. As with every time I try and get ready for a trip, stuff piles up and reaches critical mass just as I try and leave. I'm doing my last case before retirement "for reals" (we never said that... I think I got it from my daughter when she was in grade school). Naturally I was waiting Tuesday for an Opposition to a motion for summary Judgment which would have been due Monday but for labor Day. They filed late Tuesday night so I was up reading and making an outline for my reply which I had dictated before 9 Wednesday morning. My Arbitration Brief was also due along with my exhibits. Actually they were not due till Friday but I'll be in my lil' home town. While their brief weighed in at about 50 pounds, I was fortunate in that they made some of those most ridiculous arguments and misstated both the facts and the law which made my life a bit easier. So now I'm picking out clothes for the trip. Now for us guys that's a pretty easy chore... my biggest question is whether to bring long jeans or not. When I get to town I wanna go visit the benches. Dick ('63), Pook ('63) and the subject of this post. This guy held on like a trooper and actually survived about 5 years after we held his "Please- -don't-die-before-the-party, party" As he continued on we made it clear that it is one party to a customer. We were fortunate enough to spend some really wonderful times together and actually had several more parties with him in attendance and even held our yearly gathering at his house last summer. Every 20 days or so, my phone tells me I have messages that will be erased unless I re-save them. One is the boy singing a song asking if I'll be his valentine a year or two ago. Others are updates on his cancer or just little "Hi how are ya's" (I still have the last message Kenny JOHNSON ('65 RIP) and the bunch sent a couple of days before Kenny passed, singing to KEENEY's ('65) banjo)... A week or so before we lost him, I wrote a rather long, heart felt piece to the SS and posted it on his face book and mine. I doubt I can ever bring myself to that depth again but I was certainly grateful I had made amends to him several years before for some silly stunts I pulled when we were kids... I know that life was not easy in the end for his wife and I hope she knows that when we praise him, we fully understand what she went through and in some cases is still saddled with to this day and for some time to come... but he was my Pal... he was all our Pal... I loved him as a brother and told him so often as I do with all my friends. I know it makes some of them uneasy; it did for him until maybe the last 5-6 years of his life and then he reminded me every chance he got. I know I will go to the '63 Friday night gathering with a song in my heart, but can assure you I will refrain from crashing the dinner until the memorials are finished so I can just say "Hi" and "good to see you", without a big lump in my throat. Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP), I miss you and love you, my dear friend. I was so very blessed to know you. I can't believe a year has passed. -David RIVERS ('65) PS: Roy ('63) if you need help with the Bomb call me. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Dick McCOY ('45), Mary TRIEM ('47) Mike CLOWES ('54), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" VAN DUSEN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy STULL ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas HANN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol VON OLNHAUSEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janell JOHNS ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) & Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Club 40 The Party is now. Have a great time and wear the Green and Gold on Friday nite. To all you good Founders; be there for the luncheon Saturday at noon the Shilo Inn. See ya there. Happy 69th year, Col Hi!! -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To all the "School Thrift" savings kids - future Bombers: Oh, how well I remember school thrift banking days. Every one of those little envelopes had to be counted, by hand, and records kept for the little savers, because in those days bankers didn't have counting machines. (now a days you cash a check and the money is dispensed from a machine!). And yes, it was Seattle First National Bank on Knight St., in Richland that maintained the accounts for you. Egads, that goes back to 1947 and probably before I started working there right out of Col-Hi (Ri-Hi). I helped process those deposits so it is vivid in my memories. Hope you young ones learned about saving from that! Bomber Cheers -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) By the time some of you slug-a-beds read this I should be on my way to Bomberville. I see some of the usual suspects will be at the festivities of Club 40. Others will be at different venues around town. Since a certain gate-crasher (who shall remain nameless) has vowed not to crash until after the memorials, I would recommend to the class of '63 to have the memorials after dinner. That way he won't eat up all the food. It might be crowded at the Spudnut Shop Saturday morning. Please save one for me. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where it might be a wet drive part way, but promises to be fair the following week-end (Oktoberfest here in Mount Angel). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Assorted Chief Jo Warrior Yearbooks Just a note to let you know that there are copies of the 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1974 Chief Jo Warrior yearbooks listed on eBay this week. Re: Columbian Yearbooks There are also copies of the 1950, 1952, 1953, 1977, 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1997 Columbian yearbooks listed on eBay this week Re: Kingsmen ~ Louie Louie My 41 year old daughter thought that this would be an interest to me... so I forward it on to you! ~ The Kingsmen version of Louie Louie was recorded 50 years ago September 5th, 1963... and now you know. katu news - Louie-Louie Party -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: George DANA ('70-RIP) It has been 10 years today since I lost one of my best friends and the world lost a truly wonderful man. More than friends, George and I were brothers. It is a comfort that I still have Bob DANA ('71) as a brother and a friend. Hope you are enjoying a round of golf today, G, and maybe early evening cocktails with Elvis and JFK. You are in our thoughts and prayers. -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Doris BEADLES Kirkpatrick ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1929 - 2013 >>Kathy BERKELEY McLean ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Earl BENNETT ('63) Lynn JOHNSON ('63) Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Al PARKER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jake TATE ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa PETERSON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) said "certain gate-crasher" obviously didn't read the schedule before that statement, but I forgot to tell him when we chatted briefly in the afternoon yesterday - the food is firmly in place before the program, so he'll have to suffer. Regards, ecb3 - from my sister's house on GWWay, 2 minute walk from the Spudnut shop on a perfect late summer morn after nature's fireworks yesterday. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Re: Ciao from Florence Italy Hello everyone, We arrived in Florence a couple days ago but only today had an internet connection in our apartment. Sorry for the mass mailing to all of you, but this is the only way we'll get in touch for now! Had a delay in our flight from Seattle to Frankfurt, which meant we had less than an hour layover instead of three hours that we had expected. We had to rush but made the connecting flight to Florence with just minutes to spare. I think we only breathed a sigh of relief when we descended and saw the beautiful red dome of the Duomo in Florence off in the distance. Our landlord, Lorenzo Grechi, met us in front of our apartment building, helped us get all of our ten carry-on bags and suitcases plus cat into the apartment; we had a quick look- around, and he took us across our street Via Faenze - all of 15 steps or so - and treated us to crostini and Brunello wine while two workmen were installing air conditioning in our apartment. The wine was a great way to relax after our overnight flight, but we will not have air conditioning until the inspector actually comes next week to check it. It is slowly sinking in that we are really here! Beautiful old buildings five or six stories high, narrow twisting streets, LOTS of heat in the 90s, and of course everyone speaking Italian so fast that we can sometimes pick out every tenth or twentieth word. Fortunately most people speak a good amount of English. We are trying to get our stuff organized, have gone shopping two or three times in the local mini markets, have started exploring some of the closer streets and today went into the huge Mercato Centrale which is where most Florentines shop for their meats, fruits and veggies. My first purchase there was raspberries, Italian raspberries of course! Yesterday we started our day by walking to the huge Duomo, which as it turns out is only three short blocks from us. In the evening when we went out strolling for a restaurant for dinner, we came across Le Fonticine Ristorante which was very nice and had delicious food. Whenever you come to visit, it is definitely a place we would like to take you for dinner! The cat did incredibly well the whole trip. We gave her a sedative in Seattle and she slept most of the way, even when I had to take her out of her carrier two times to take her thru security check points. She seems reluctant to venture out of our bedroom very much, but she does purr when we pet her, so she is fine. This afternoon Jerry and I spent about two hours translating the instruction book for our washing machine, but finally we have some clean clothes...we guess that everything will be a learning experience like this one. We would love to hear from you, and will email back when our internet connection cooperates - I just tried to send a similar message to you ten minutes ago and it was lost! -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: School Savings I remember the school savings accounts. We all brought our change to school. I went to Marcus Whitman in the '50s. We also got all our booster shots at school. Polio vaccine was the only exception. We went to the community center and got that one in a sugar cube. -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Carol CONVERSE ('64) Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele PAULSEN ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) MOVED: We are all moved into our new home here in Kennewick. We've decided that this will be our last moving adventure, haha. Thought we had downsized, but by the looks of all the stuff and no place to put it all, I think that we didn't do a good enough job, haha. So nice to be "at home" once again. I do miss all our friends and activities down in CA though. Our next adventure will be to find a church that we feel comfortable attending. Love the warmer temps, although it could be a tad bit cooler. Today, it's in the 70s is really nice. Wow, 2 huge thunderstorms since we've been here. I forgot what it could be like here. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ now in Kennewick, where I'm loving it!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Classy Ladies of '65 Lunch WHEN: Friday, September 13th TIME: 12:30--2:30 PM WHERE: RF McDougall's, 1705 Columbia Park Trail, Richland Phone: 735-6410 Mark your Calendar for next Friday, so you'll be sure to join us at RF McDougall's in Richland for our monthly get-together with good food, good friends, and lots of conversation. Please notify me know if you'll be bringing a friend or relative with you, so I can update our reservation. See you there! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Picture from 9-7-13 Herald "Richland Class of '63 Reunites" Enjoy this picture of the "Spirit Wall" below the Bomber gym being painted (for the 4th time) on Friday, September 6. 2013. Tony SHARPE ('63), David RIVERS ('65), Lamont DeJONG ('63), Bob COTTRILL ('63), Dean HEILING ('63), & Cecelia BENNETT ('65). We went to the Red Lion last evening to visit with people who attended the '63 reunion and enjoyed visiting with a lot of people. We had gone to the Shilo to see Rex DAVIS ('49) and were told he wasn't there. Low and behold he and his wife, Alice, came walking in when we were still in the lobby of the Red Lion. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ From a much cooler Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Joretta GARRISON ('58), Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erlynn BELLISTON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda NORWOOD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAZEMORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra DUHON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed CHAPPELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Frank HAGGARD ('55) & Evelyn BUBNAR ('55) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John MYERS ('56) & Roberta KIRK ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) My congratulations to Club 40 planners. For instance: very good food Friday night... a clear improvement over some past events. Thank you! Amazing how early "our" part of the night ended--one '51 grad and his wife joined our table of mostly '52ers, after the room had pretty well emptied out, saying, "I WILL make it to 9 O'clock! I WILL make it to 9 O'clock! I WILL make it to 9 O'clock!!" Class of '73 was still going strong when we passed their party room. All in all, a wonderful evening and THANK YOU, again, to the shakers and movers. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland loving this cooler (but not cold) weather and working in the yard at the new (1948) Precut. No date, yet, for when I will move in. Pretty sure Terry ('52) will be glad to "get rid of" me so he can rent this duplex out. Meanwhile, I'm grateful to be here. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: ecb3 ('63): Trust all your planning went well, and that certain nameless crasher had to eat kitchen scraps and not spoil your dinner. I do see that in yesterday's SS he was put to good use. Just hope he didn't make a bigger mess in cleaning up. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ back at Mount Angel, OR from a delightful week-end in Richland. Fairly good weather all the while, but on the cool side. Here in Mount Angel, temps are warming up, and preparations for Oktoberfest are under way. By the way, Friday, the 12th, is senior's day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) Class of '58 celebrated their 55 year reunion and it was a wonderful event, with so many classmates enjoying and renewing friendships. Happy faces all around. We want to thank all the Committee members who eased the load, as well as those who helped carry in posters, Memory Books, nametags,etc. And thanks to those who ran the Tours. Mark your calendars right now for 2018... when we'll get ready for our next Reunion! Committee Chairs: Judy CROSE Snowhite, Barbara ISAKSON Rau, and Joretta "Sue" GARRISON Pritchett, all Richland -Sue Pritchett, aka Joretta GARRISON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: I Tried! Started to drive over White Pass on Saturday and broke down at Morton. Took 5 hours just to get a tow back to Centralia. Hope everyone had a good time. Pitts -Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A sweet sweet Memories are made of this... a sweet sweet... I am totally walking on air. I got home a few hours ago and made sure I got all my work done for tomorrow so I've only eaten a Spudnut shop cimamum roll and an egg McAirport, but if I don't send this I'll fall asleep and everything will be old news. I can only say that The BOEHNINGs ('63) and the '63 committee put on the most wonderful event I have ever attended. I could never in my life have anticipated having such a marvelous time at the Big Kids' reunion, considering I was a mere lower classman (as Doug HAWKINS ['62] would say) guest... and yes I spilled my milk twice and they just patted me on the head and smiled... Thursday was a day of meeting and greeting the other early arrivals and chatting with ecb3 ('63) and his wife... we ran Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) to Pasco for a famblie get together and then Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63), Cecilia BENNETT ('65), Lyman POWELL ('65) and I met over at Myra WEIHERMILLER's ('67) for the most delicious snacks and salad and rain/lighting watching. Friday morning, ML, Ellen, Ceci and I got to the Spudnut Shop at 8 to see and be seen... for the most part, we just shivered in the cold and ate our Spuddies... Since Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) wasn't playing morning person, the girls may have met her again at 10, but at a little before 9, Ceci and I went to Goodwill and picked up some painting clothes and headed to "the wall" and met LaMont DeJONG ('63) and Bob COTTRILL ('63) to start the base coat over 50 years worth of pealing paint and graffitti... what a mess... we carefully peeled several samples off as souvenirs and just started on the business of recreating history... a short time later Dean HEILING ('63) and Anita CLEAVER ('63) arrived and Dean and I accepted a nickel from each of the others as a retainer and began preparing a "join defense agreement"... as more people arrived we received much support such as "Wow that looks great!" and "You missed a spot."... "The white is mixing into the green and gold."... all important to a venture such as this one... at this point we tried to compile a true account of the "first painting"... I believe there are 27 versions (all verified on SNOPES) of how the original wall was painted... I can say that at least half the class claimed to have been there on that famous night while the rest of the class was attending a B-ball game in the gym... so I'm sure we have "the rest of the story"... at 1 we had finished the "63" and all of the green. LaMont did the "63" freehand with the help of a transparency Bob had with him... by then my lunch dates had arrived and I was put to the task of cleaning the evidence off my feet, hands, arms and legs and left the motto to Dean to finish... I still feel very badly about leaving the wet rag in Ellen's car where I believe it molded over night... PeeeeUuuuuu! (Thanks to Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66} for sending the painting picture in [see link above. -Maren])... Ellen, Ceci, Numbers 32 ('63) and 10 ('64), ML and I headed to Anthony's for a bite to eat. Kippy and Leo WEBB ('63) joined us there. Just before the main course arrived I managed to spill a very large glass of Iced tea all over ML and myself... ML just wiped me off (remember how yer mom would spit on a Kleenex and clean you up?) and told me I was a "good boy"... The Friday night Taco Fest was fabulous! You would have thought the entire class was there the place was so packed. If I even tried to mention half the people I saw I'd still miss way too many to take the chance. I did enjoy watching John CAMPBELL ('63) trying to blow up his Bomber-float tho... I can only suggest; "don't try this at home"... does anybody else wonder when he's gonna spring for his own car and stop driving Grama's? I do have to mention tho that I had a nice talk with Dick BOEHNING ('63), during which he made me understand the solemnity of the memorial service and its importance... he changed my mind about skipping it right then and there... If I am not wrong, I believe that Myrna BOLIN ('63) was the only one picked up that night by the cops... it seems the Rent-a-Wreck she got for the weekend came without tail lights... at least that's what she told the cop. Saturday morning was Spuddies again at 9 this time. Good crowd for nice chats. Joe FORD ('63) and his bike gang showed up and reenacted the "Wild One"... I don't recall Marlon Brando wearing quite the same attire... A bunch of us went to a winery for lunch... a little pricey but not as bad when we realized they had tacked on a 35% toke (Vegas slang for tip)... made Ann ENGEL Schafer's ('63) nails turn a rather florescent green... Because I felt that it would be bad form for an underclassman to attend the dinner, I didn't sign up and to save time, Ceci and I decided to stay at the DI for dinner... BIG mistake... really big mistake... 'nuff said... The program was about as nice as I've ever heard. Jimbeaux ('63) was plagued with technical difficulties, but he was about as swave and deboner as they come... did you know his Daddy worked at the Hanford Plant? He was a Postulator, as I recall. By the way, if anyone is looking for a green football helmet missing a chin strap but sporting the bomb and the cloud contact Dick BOEHNING at BEachwood 45789. The letter from Frank OSGARD ('63WB) was very touching and full of those memories I mentioned at the beginning of this epistle... Larry WERSEN ('63) failed to remember his panano so the Chessmen did not provide the music as I was lead to believe and was one of the selling points of the weekend for me... but at least, Mary Ann WEILAND ('63) did take me aside for a little ron de voo (French for "Oh Baby you know what I like!") to show me that picture that has haunted me for so long... After a long nite we retired to the "girls" room for a little football with Jim HOUSE ('63) and David SIMPSON ('63) on Dave's phone... ML made big bucks off her daughter on the Cougs... can you imagine taking money from a child on a football bet?... me neither... The memorial breakfast was beyond words. It was at that point that I managed to spill a nice big glass of water all over Dave SIMPSON... arrrrrrrrrrrrgh... Bill WILSON's ('63) words were inspiring and sobering. Even George BARNETT ('63) didn't squirm (Thanks George for the kind offer to gimme a ride back to Vegas). LaMont braved the Columbia waters to throw the wreath in memory of those who have gone before. Thank you Class of '63 for letting this little kid sit at the Big Kids' table one more time! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: School Savings I remember saving coins in a coin folder and taking them to Spalding to deposit in our savings account. Both my brother, Jim COLLINGS (?62), and I were able to purchase new bikes. Re: Shots Also, I recall lining up across the stage and throughout the auditorium to receive shots from nurses at the back of the auditorium. As I always felt faint with receiving shots, I would lay down on a cot. However, when I was in the 3rd grade I walked back to the classroom to get my jacket from the coat closet to go outside to recess after receiving a shot and woke up on the floor of the coat closet with the other children and Mrs. Drake looking down at me after I fainted. That wasn't a good memory!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Last Day of Radiation Thought I'd pass it along. This picture was taken on my last day of radiation with the bell I got to ring 3 times in celebration and graduation on 23Aug2013. Thanks to everyone who spoke to me on Friday night and said they had been following my story in the Alumni Sandstorm and yes my hair is starting to return. Re: Club 40, 2013 A few pictures from Friday night: -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47) Bob CROSS ('62) John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DEAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lee UPSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet DEVINE ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry BOWLS & Donna YOUNG ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Rex DAVIS ('49) Rex, Received a note from David RIVERS ('65) - thanks for telling David that I would love to meet him in person. Have a great rest of the year... until we meet again at Club 40. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) Re: Carol CROSS ('64) 9/9/13 1:30am Another Bomber alum in trouble, Carol CROSS Llewellyn ('64), took a terrible fall Friday and got a real bad head injury. She was flown to Harborview Medical in Seattle. The doctors do not think she will wake up and they are doing comfort care for her now. Thoughts and prayers would be appreciated, Thank you. 9/9/13 10:26am Carol died Monday morning (9/9/13) from a head injury. -Allan Cross ('59) -Bob Cross ('62) -Duane Cross ('79) -Bob CROSS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: '63 Reunion Reflections I would like to add my name to the thank you list to the BOEHNINGs and all who helped on the reunion. Everyone I met was having a good time. I regret not having more time to talk with classmates who I hadn't talked to for so very long. The Marcus Whitman gathering was like a 60 year time warp. Good talking to the girls I was too shy to talk to then, and also my old neighbor Richard DAVIES who lived 2 doors up Birch. What a great gang. Another big thanks to Jim HAMILTON who did a good job tap dancing while the audio visual crew worked to fix stuff. Maybe Kenny WRIGHT took out too many tubes or was that Morley Paul's class? The B reactor tour was very interesting and let me put a "face" to all the things my dad couldn't talk about. Thanks to everyone who dropped by the bomb pit (BRACKENBUSH/CAMPBELL rooms) for a post event pick-me-up. I hope we didn't keep that kid next door, Jerry TAYLOR, up too late. Unfortunate that some of "our friends" such as Jim ARMSTRONG and John DALE couldn't make it. I was hoping to take them for a ride around Zip's in the old Chevy listening to the Fabulous Wailers. Have we officially adopted David RIVERS ('65) yet? Come on ... anyone who has Rat Fink and bomb tattoos... Hope everyone got home OK. See you at the next one. -John CAMPBELL ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/13 ~ WE REMEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Judy WILLOX ('61), Annette HALL ('62) John CAMPBELL ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Walt MORGAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy LOMON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan WINGFIELD ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John INGRAM ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnn MALLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi DAVIS ('00) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Stan McDONALD & Dorothy McDONALD ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Son Michael THOMAS ('87) is in Richland Players "32 Steps." I'm hearing good reports and plan to see it September 22nd matinee. Proud Mom -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Sad news (NAB) The man killed in the plane crash near Big Lake in Alaska Monday shortly after noon, was Michael Whedbee, Jackie's brother. A pilot of many years experience he loved to fly so much that he built his own plane and has flown it all over central California and central Alaska. The ranch they purchased a couple of years ago has a beautiful hangar and an FAA registered airstrip. Mike was terminal with cancer and wanted to get as much air time as possible while he was still able. Jackie and I had just gotten home at 1 AM Monday from Sioux Falls, SD, where we attended the 4 days of annual meetings of the National Fireworks Association. I put her on an Alaska Flight to Anchorage, Monday evening. Michael died instantly. It is my personal feeling that the gods choose to save him from a predicted painful death. Jackie has now lost her Father, an infant son, and her brother, in accidental death in Alaska. Please remember her in your prayers. As soon as arrangements are made I will fly up to be with her. I am preparing for a large display Saturday the 14th that I cannot get out of. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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! September: Ah, the sounds of silence with all the little ones back in school now. So now that we don't have to worry about baby sitters anymore, bring your favorite Patriot or Grandparent 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, September 14, 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 is cooling down some and I love it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) Saddened this morning with the news of Carol CROSS Llewellyn ('64-RIP). My heart and prayers go to the family. -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Class of '63 reunion photoshows Here are links to a couple of photoshows of our 50th reunion. One includes general photos of the reunion and the other is the B reactor tour. Thanks again to all the classmates who volunteered. I now regret not getting more photos of folks, but hopefully it will show the enjoyment of some of those who attended. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Carol CROSS ('64-RIP) To: The Cross family I'm so sorry to hear about Carol. So sad that another of our class has been lost. Bomber Tears, -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAIRD ('46) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: The 39 Steps I mentioned yesterday that my son Michael THOMAS ('87), is acting in the current play at the old theater in Downtown Richland. Here are links for information regarding the play, Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps." Our community loves the live performances. Tri-City Herald article -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: G. Michelle Robinson ('85-HHS) From 9/11/13 Tri-City Herald She may not be a Bomber, but she is from Richland ? she will be making her TV debut Sunday on HBO's Emmy Award-winning series, Boardwalk Empire. See Herald article for more information. Bomber cheers ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon HOWARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STANDEFER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HODSON ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven ADAIR ('08) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Club 40 The 26th annual Club 40 was a huge success. It was great getting back to the Shilo, where the Club was born in the Yakima Room in 1987. The banquet room is larger and has daylight windows on the West side, much more enjoyable than our other venues. The Friday night party was a great meet and greet, and all most behaved themselves. The Class of 1953 was honored for their 60th anniversary, and were well represented. Saturday night was calm and laid back till the band began. The Class of 1953 was separated by the Dance floor and the President's table from the rest of us, I expect to prevent a messy food fight. The band was loud and vigorous, just not suited for old folks like me. It had a peculiar beat, bob bob- bop, which threw the dancers off some. Was that hip hop? I dunno. We left about nine and wandered into the bar, where the Class of 1973 was holding forty. How they got 150 folks in there including the deck is beyond me. We looked for Karen SULLIVAN ('73), knowing her folks very well. She was too busy, just giving us a wink. We did have a nice talk with a fine young man named Greg ALLEY ('73). I have know him for fifty years, back when I worked in Richland. His Dad was one of my best friends, a super nice guy, with a strange, but full sense of humor. He attended Lebanon, OR schools and OSC, but I did not hold that against him. Greg is the oldest of nine kids, and his mother was a Saint, having cared for all those kids and Dad. Both of those wonderful parents are gone now. Greg said he thought he should join Club 40. I totally agree. The Founders group luncheon held on the Saturday of Club40 was a big success, but down a little. I suspect some were up at the Red Lion looking for us. Also, we learned that Joe WOOD ('48-RIP) had passed. Others were at a wedding, it seems. Ida and I don't attend many weddings anymore, just funerals. They are depressing, but no gifts. Later, Joe. -Dick McCOY ('45,'46'02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Time sho do fly On the 10th, I managed to forget to post an HB for Donna FREDETTE ('65), but she sweetly accepted my apology... it was right there on my yellow stickie... but now days I need to look at both the yellow stickie AND the big ol' calendar on my computer... life's tough (not to be confused with "tuff" as in Bomber babes like Donna)... now for today's b-day dude, I've knowed him a way long time along with his folks ('65-'67 and '69)... It was because of this guy that the '65ers stopped eating breakfast at the Shilo... ya see... they serve booze in the dining room at night... so one year they decided this kid couldn't eat breakfast with us... guess they thought we might stay late or somthin'... who knows... I've only been back once cuz a buncha kids were going there on Sunday after an event so I guess HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and I need a scolding for that infraction, even tho this guy has been old enough to join us for a while... man time does fly... he'll be coming to Vegas for Drag racing school at the end of the month... that's good because last weekend I never did catch up to him and his ma and pa except when they came to heckle us working stiffs painting the wall... I figure the unofficial-official photographer, David HANTHORN ('63) has got his pichers all suitable fer framing by now... Funny... I was gonna call my "post-event-post", "Where's Pitts", but since there were so many faces I missed I figured it was best to go with the memory thing... I mean everbody likes Dino... Sorry about the breakdown man... we missed you! If you will indulge me, there is one more little tale I gotta tell... It was the nite of the dinner and all thru the DI not a creature was stirring, not even I... I had bagged the kerchief and the cap but had just settled down for a pre-event nap... when all of a sudden there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter... and there on the lawn (instead of in the courtyard as I expected) was a gaggle of Gold Medal Bombers trying to get their pictures taken on this itty bitty scaffold... now I book a river-side room when I stay at the DI (and I only stay there when "upper-class-Bomber-babes" make me) because the courtyard can get noisy (Mary Ann WEILAND ('63) will attest to that)... and where do they put this gang? Right outside my door... the comedy of watching all those kids trying to balance on that thing was beyond belief! Of course there's always "one" and Donna BOWERS ('63) was the one to take a special seat on the lawn rather than on that accident waiting to happen... good move, girl! so now I wanna say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Steven ADAIR ('08) on your special day, September 13, 2013!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess a new skateboard for a present ain't the big deal it once was, huh? -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Aaron Lee GUNTER ('70 Honorary) Aaron was born December 2, 1950, and passed away on September 8, 2013. He attended Jason Lee, Chief Jo and Col-Hi. However, he left after his junior year so he didn't actually graduate with the class of '70 even though he is on the class roster. His memorial services will be from 2pm to 3pm on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Memories at Sunset Event Center in Richland. Below is the link to his current picture and information on the Einan's site: Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ray LOESCHER ('57), Dave HANTHORN ('63) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma MYRICK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila RAMERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa HOLMES ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: 61st Wedding Anniversary on September 14th My husband, Pete Tervooren (NAB), and I are in Sunriver, OR celebrating our 61st anniversary... along with 13 golfing friends. It would be interesting to see how many others from the class of 1949, have reached that goal or longer. Bomber cheers, : ) -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, it's that time again. A big swooping tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of one of The Bomber Babes from The Class of '54. How do I know she's a Bomber Babe? For one thing, she can still fit into her cheerleader's uniform. She won't guarantee that she can still do the splits, but that's not important. So let's have a rousing "Happy Birthday" for Norma MYRICK ('54) on this, her 22nd birthday. See ya at the 60th. [Norma did the splits at R2K!!! I saw her!!! -Maren] Re: Adoption of Rivers: You fine young people in the class of '63 have opened up a can of worms by proposing the adoption of one David RIVERS ('65). I think you are really causing a lot of trouble. Sure he's sorta cute in his Bomber jammies, but he's hardly house-broken, and definitely not safe to take in public even on a leash. The next thing you know he'll be wanting other classes to adopt him, and heaven knows we can't afford him. Let him stay with his own class even though they are probably the ones behind this idea. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are experiencing pleasant weather for Oktoberfest, although the weather guessers are calling for the possibility of rain on Sunday. Film at Eleven. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray LOESCHER ('57) Re: Club 40 Club 40 was a new experience for me. I attended the annual meeting last weekend for the first time. I was surprised what Club 40 does besides the annual get together. I have a question: Would it be appropriate to have a link to Club 40 at the bottom of the Sandstorm? That might be a way to easily provide information about this organization. [I could do that, Ray... Did you miss the link at the very top of website that goes to the Club40 website?? PLUS there's a link to the site towards the bottom of nearly every class page that is eligible for Club40... there's a graphic/link at the bottom of your '57 home page. -Maren] -Ray LOESCHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) To: David RIVERS ('65) and Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: GMC '63 fifty year reunion photos Well I TRIED to send in my photos to the Sandstorm, but just couldn't make things work (guess that's what happens when you are old enough to have been to your fifty year HS reunion). So anyway, I posted them on FaceBook. Linda ('63, and the BEST reunion chairman ever) managed to get them all transferred to the "Richland Bombers from the Class of '63" Facebook page, AND tagged almost everybody's name too. Just MORE of the yeoman work she does to make the GMC of '63 the BEST there is! So there they are right on FaceBook for your viewing pleasure. Got an email from Linda earlier that said (among many astounding facts about the GMC of '63) that we had 149 classmates and 84 guests at the reunion. What a great group of kids. We were all eighteen again for the weekend. By the way, if you are feeling lonely and your email inbox has been empty for too long, just try posting a couple of hundred class reunion photos on FB. Every single time someone "tags", "likes" or "comments" on a picture, YOU get an email!! Don't get me wrong, I appreciate every single one of them, but it does get a little overwhelming! *grin* So anyway, this is to wrap up the small part I played in the reunion. As I told someone on FB, taking the pictures and posting them on FB wasn't work, it was a "labor of love". I, for one, had a blast at the reunion, and can't wait for the next one. Love ya, GMC!! -Dave HANTHORN ('63) ~ Mercer Island, WA where we are enjoying some great late summer warm weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: September 2013 "Ladies of '65" Lunch Several ladies from the Class of '65 got together for lunch on September 13th at RF McDougall's Restaurant in Richland. They were: JoAnne BUCHOLZ Dimond, Pat DORISS Trimble, Sandy JONES Fishback, Bonnie LARSON Scofield, and Carole METCALF Rummel. Our next lunch get-together will be on Friday, October 11th, at the 'new' Fujiyama Restaurant, 2922 Queensgate Drive, Richland, WA (across from Wal*Mart). -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/13 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Forrest GOODENOW Terry ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Derrith PERSONS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich DALL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOFF ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil OWEN ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Donna BOWERS ('63), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen KLEINPETER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOORE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Maren, (home in St, Louis and just basking in the after glo of all the [reunion] pictures) just wanted to say... our Spalding group missed you big time!!!! Next time - 5 years from now - you need to be there! It was just a great 50 year reunion... so many hard workers made it a wonderful success. I think next time we need to include music from the era ala' High Spot! Think it would have lasted to the wee hours!! Thanks to Linda BELLISTON Boehning and everyone for the 50 year reunion of the Gold Medal Class of '63!!! It was neat to see the "Spirit Wall" painted for the 4th time, and be on the front page of the Tri-City Herald and on TV. Great fun! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Colorado flooding Like everyone else, I have been watching my beloved second home state of Colorado destroyed by numerous rivers overflowing their banks after being hammered by 12" - 18? of torrential, unprecedented rainfall. I was there after the previous floods which included the Big Thompson flood that killed hundreds and destroyed much of Estes Park and washed down the valley on Highway 34 to Loveland taking with it many people, campers, cars and homes. That was the largest disaster in the history of the state. An area of land the size of Connecticut is affected this time. I just heard that at least 19,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Jamestown, Boulder, Estes Park (where we have our cabin), Greeley and other towns throughout Boulder, Weld, Larimer and other counties are suffering through their own version of our hated hurricane Katrina. I had no contact with relatives, neighbors and friends until Saturday afternoon. All communications and utilities were pretty much totally out. My son and I were heading to Estes Park, CO, to check/work on our place in late September. Guess the guardian angels were watching out for us! Luckily, none of our relatives, neighbors or friends (or us) were flooded or hurt. Has anyone heard from Michael WAGGONER ('60), a fellow Bomber, in Boulder? It is unbelievable that the Big Thompson, St. Vrain, South Platte, and other rivers could merge to inflict such havoc. The Platte is usually nothing more than a dinky stream most of the time. Does anyone know of fellow classmates who were adversely impacted by this disaster? I'm pretty sure Louisiana will rise to the occasion to help insomuch as everyone rushed in to help us during Katrina. In Estes Park, flood info and numerous photos/videos are online and at Hope everyone will consider giving to the victims through various charities. Shootings, floods, fires... what else could go wrong? Guess my homeowners insurance rates there will start doing the same thing that they did in Louisiana after Katrina. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Des Allemands/Bayou Gauche, LA Where hurricane season is quiet so far... hope it stays that way. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Having two birthdays in ten days, our birthday girl is breathing new life into the candle business all on her own. I ran this by Frank Osgard and he "postulated" that she'll be some 242 years old at our next reunion. That being the case, I'm betting she'll still have that great smile and for sure all her own teeth whence we muster in 2018. Happy Birthday to "K To The Third" (Karen KLEINPETER Kroger)... Sharing a birthday with B.B. King, how cool is that? -jimbeaux P.S. and her Daddy worked at the Hanford Plant -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 102nd birthday celebration for Mr. Loris "Brink" Brinkman From 9/14/13 Tri-City Herald Slick for photo from Saturday's paper showing a birthday celebration for the father of Sandy BRINKMAN Allen ('58) and Kippy Lou BRINKMAN Scott ('62). I think the names are reversed in the article for Sandy and Kippy Lou, though. Bomber cheers ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Carol CARSON ('60) Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BELT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvin McDONALD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jody WHEELER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Question Hi Maren - did you change the font on the Sandstorm for today? All of my emails came in as normal typeface but the Sandstorm was in a very, very small type that I could not read. I had to copy and paste to a work document to enlarge so that I could read it. These old eyes ain't what they ustabe! [HINT for "old eyes" -- Not only email.. also works in browser window! Press/HOLD the Ctrl key Click the plus (+) key -- as many times as you need to get the font big enough for YOU to read. TA DA!! You're all welcome!!! -Maren] -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch PLEASE JOIN US!!! If you are in the Vancouver/Portland area, we would love to see you at our lunch this coming Saturday. It is always a great time and lots of interesting conversation. WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2013 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant - on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 - Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the Sun Room. PLEASE RSVP to: Jeanie -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Yvonne TISDALE Mills - Class of 1955 ~ 1938 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tami BOND ('63) Anita FRAVALA ('73), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Matt CROWLEY ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie SHEARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl BARBER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed SMYTH ('77wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: from the Forewarned is Forearmed department In talking with the duly elected representative for The Class of '54 to the Club 40 Board of Directors, Jim MEFFORD ('54), I was assured that he was going to do his best to round up members of The Class of '54 whom we have not seen in a very long time. Some of them did not make the 50 year reunion some nine years back. He, and other members of The Class of '54 present, would really like to see any or all of The Class of '54 at the upcoming 60 year reunion. I believe it will be held at the same time as the annual Club 40 meeting. Plans are in the fomenting stage and will probably be discussed at Marilyn's next ice-cream social. So, look out for either an e-mail or a snail mail (or even both) from Jim MEFFORD. He has ways of finding your whereabouts. On an entirely different matter; Monday evening I watched OPB's broadcast of "Hanford" as a part of their "Oregon Experience" program. It was factual, and not overly pro or con on the Bomb or the clean-up. If you get the chance, watch it. You might even see a familiar face or two. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest has come to a conclusion, and the weather remains cool, with a possible threat of showers or maybe thunderstorms. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tami BOND Trudell ('63) To: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Jim, I am so sorry you didn't make it across the mountain. You and your music were greatly missed. I am with Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) when she said it would have been nice to hear those songs from Hi-Spot. Visiting was indeed great, but I personally love hearing the '50s and '60s music in the background! Take care of yourself and maybe we will see you in Olympia in December. -Tami BOND Trudell ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) Re: New Orleans Bomber Lunch -Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Spokane Area Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday, September, 21st 2013 TIME: 11:30am for coffee... order lunch around noon WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St. North Spokane... Good Food, Moderate Prices. They serve both Breakfast and Lunch. All Bombers, Friends and Family are Welcome. If you need further information contact me. See you there! -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt CROWLEY ('75) Here in southern Oregon last night (Monday) our local PBS station aired a good one-hour documentary on Hanford in WWII, and on what's going on out there now. I know some of the Hanford site is now open for tours. Has anyone taken one? Is tour info available online somewhere? I'd really like to see "the area" after having grown up in Richland in the '60s and '70s. -Matt CROWLEY ('75) ~ Grants Pass, OR ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Tami SCHUCHART ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike LONERGAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris BOLKAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers Rule Been tied up in the Arbitration of my last case and we've been doing 12 hour days to get it finished... just got a minute to wish an HB to an old friend (I can say that about guys)... it was my sophomore year and I was struggling through Mr. Briggs' Spanish class and mostly flirting with Darlene ('64) so I could hardly be expected to actually learn to speak another language when I was busy with the language of LUV! My older half brother was living with us when a group of new students (new to school and new to the US) came into our midst... the B-day guy looked to me to be about the same height as Dave SIMPSON ('63), Brian JOHNSON ('65) and Jim HOUSE ('63; number 32 in your program), as I had stopped growing at 6' at the age of 12... my half brother spoke Spanish fluently and quickly made friends with the new arrivals which gave me a bit of an in as well... what a great opportunity to learn from others and to experience in a small way what it is like to be forced to leave one's homeland under less than happy circumstances. I am glad I had the opportunity even though we have lost until the advent of Face book... since that time we've been able to share a little now and then... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) on your special day, September 19, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Hanford Tours -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) Re: '68 in '13 - 45 Year Reunion To: Rick VALENTINE ('68) I just checked out all the pictures you have posted from our 45 Year Class Reunion this summer. You have done such an amazing job!!! I was excited to see that you have added a name to each person in our class picture - thank you. Click to see another look at the group picture. I was happy to see that the pictures from the Badger Mt. Hike is now on there also. My husband was looking over my shoulder as I went through the pictures and he kept saying "Wow, Rick did a good job". Yes you did!! -Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Duane LEE ('63) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce KILLAND ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Bomber trivia (in case you missed it on Facebook) If you go to a Bomber basketball game and hang around the concession lobby looking at all of the old Bomber team pictures, all of those picture frames were made from the bleachers that were removed from the old original gym, or as we called it, Jim's Gym (HOUSE ('63)). [Some Bombers -- older than us -- might call it the Gene Gym (CONLEY ('48)) or, or, or, or... -Maren] -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) To: Tami SCHUCHART Keller ('68) Many Thanks to Maren SMYTH ('63 &'64)... she is the person who put all the names on the group reunion photo. THANKS!!! Maren... a lot of work went into that! Group Picture. MANY of the folks at the reunion did not get into the group photo, not sure what was up with that. It was good to see all who were at the reunion! I am supposed to be getting more photos from the Badger mountain hike, but so far they are a no-show... Great to see the half a dozen classmates for whom this was their first reunion. Sad that 59 of our classmates have passed away... RIP [Rick did such a great job on this page... everybody needs to check it out his '68 in 13 page: -Maren] Bomber Cheers :) -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treasure ELDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ned BARKER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike WAGGONER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean HEILING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob McCOULLOGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Duane LEE ('63) If you are referring to the "old original gym", I don't think Mr. HOUSE ('63) played a game in it. The original gym at Col-Hi was a uniquely wooden affair with bleachers on one side only. When I went to school, it was referred to as the "girl's gym"; the place where most of the mixers took place. It was much smaller than the new, or "boy's" gym just to the south [with metal bleachers]. This was the gym until the Dawald gym was built, and was part of the first modification to the Corps of Engineers plan. It is possible that the frames were made from bleacher seats from the original gym when the third modification came along. I believe parts of that gym were also used in "memorial" pens or pencils. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rain is supposed to start on Friday night in preparation for the coming fall season. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Dewey Cheetum and Howe How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? One... he holds the bulb and the world turns around him... How can you tell if a lawyer is lying? His mouth is moving... ah but when yer breakin' the law vandalizing city property... ain't it nice to know you got a couple on retainer? Or in this case... onna ladder next to ya! Over the years I've wished this guy an HB more by knowin' him thru Jimbeaux ('63) than by bein' old time buds, but this summer I had the pleasure of really rubbin' elbows with him and what fun that was... now I will admit that our elbows wuz covered in green and gold paint (or as Jimbeaux calls it parking bumper yeller)... my cut-offs are still bearing the evidence where I musta wiped my hands off... speaking of the Oracle (the ever young and lovely Miss Nancy ('65) reminded me that he self appointed himself that a few years back) I have been chastised for the last few dayz fer missin' birthdays of a few celeberties... the first was never one of my favorites... he along with Annette did a buncha beach blanket movies... but Frankie and Annette weren't may main reasons for watchin' them fine flicks... I always dug those movies cuz a guy who would become a good buddy in later years was in them... Norm Grabowski (NAB RIP), the father of the T-bucket (the Kookie Car) was in them and of course who could forget Eric VonZipper! I hope this doesn't offend... but at Spalding alla guys were in love with Annette... we didn't hava a TV and even when we did we didn't get the Mickey Mouse Club... but when I first saw her on someone else's TV I was shocked and Awed... I was sure she hadda stache... not my type... Doloris Hart (nka Rev. Mother), the girl in the Elvis movies was way more my style... tho admittedly not a Bomber-babe... I hadn't reached Bomber-age when I fell for her (I hadn't even reached Mary Lou Watkins' ('63) age... I was still in my Patty WATERS ('65 WB) and Cheryl WEAVER ('65) stage at that point)... now the second time this week he got on my case I was totally in the wrong... I had forgotten to mention Bill Medley's 73nd b-day... now that was almost a sin... I seldom missed seeing Bill and Bobby when they played my little town and have continued to see Bill often... I had met Paul Revere, Mark Lindsay during my short stay in Camas my Jr. year and became reacquainted with them in the very early '70s in Vegas... PR always opened for the Righteous Brothers and still opens for Bill... in fact, Bill's son is the latest Mark replacement... anyway, when PR would spot me in the audience he used to look for my daughter, Sarah, and when he'd see her always plopped a three cornered hat on her head... it just made her evening... tho she's 38 years old, she still has one or two of those hats... so where wuz I... oh yes... what do you call 1000 layers at the bottom of the ocean... nah... that's not it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dean HEILING ('63) on your special day, September 21, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte NUGENT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy COPPINGER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHEPARD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert HAMMILL ('70wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda SCHMOKER ('03) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In all the excitement about gymnasiums and the like I forgot two (2) very important birthdays. These are two (2) Bomber Babes of my acquaintance and I hope they don't make me sleep on the back porch for this faux pas. At this late date (only 1 day. but who's counting) a real big double tip of the ol' propeller beanie to honor Ann CLATWORTHY and Treasure ELDER (both of The Class of '54). It would be nice to see both of you next year celebrating the 60th anniversary of our commencement from Columbia High School. As a side note to your current significant others, not dinner at McDonald's, Wendy's, or Burger King. Taco Time may be borderline. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR still awaiting the coming storm(?) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Here is wonderful piece of historic film that is amazing: A 35 mm camera was mounted on the front of a streetcar in San Francisco, just prior to the great earthquake. Enjoy. "This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered. It was filmed only four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing. Amazing, but true!" -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Tami BOND Trudell ('63) Re: '63 in '13 - 50 Year Reunion Sorry I missed seeing you and the rest of the crew. Would you believe the car is still in the shop! They told me today I need a new radiator. $700 from Cadillac or $157 from O'Reilly's. Go figure! Hope to see you in December. Always fun to see everyone. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "Step right up! . . . Here's Your Ears!" I think I mentioned in the Sandstorm before we got TV in 1955, but now I think it was probably 1954 because I remember the Republican and Democrat Presidential conventions coming on and to a 9 year old kid that just ruined two weeks of television. In Athena, Oregon we could get only CBS and NBC, then later we got ABC, but it did not start until something like 2:00 pm. ABC had "The Mickey Mouse Club" and I thought Annette really stood out, although as a 10 year old I had not yet discovered girls--and still haven't figured out women. I saw Frankie and Annette in Yakima on their tour just before it was announced she had MS. I remember Frankie talking about the Beach Party movies saying, "What stories! What plots!" To which she replied, "What stories? What plots?" Before I knew "The Mickey Mouse Club" was a TV show I had a Mickey Mouse Club comic book. As far as I can remember it had nothing to do with what was on the show, but is was about 1/4 inch thick square bound back. and the main story was Mickey as a detective with "The Phantom Blot" his protagonist, a figure all dressed in black (not Johnny Cash), who kept leaving Mickey in booby traps. I got it used and it had the front cover torn off. Don't know what happened to that comic book as I kept my comic books and now have a stack about 10" tall mostly in quite good condition. I had looked for that comic book before on the internet with no success until today. It was called "The Mickey Mouse Club Parade" issue #1, I don't know if there was ever a #2. I found it for sale from $11.50 to $750.00. I got the biggest kick out of Eric Von Zipper in the Beach Party movies. Lately I have been watching him on "The Phil Silvers Show" or as I call it "Sgt. Bilko." (Yeah, all this new TV and most of what I watch is old stuff). I remember seeing Norm Grabowski and checked out his filmography, I must have seen well over half of the movies/TV he was in, but didn't know he built cars. On "Counting Cars" I saw a T-bucket with two V8 engines-- side-by-side. Since it is from your area, I'm guessing you have actually seen it. Someone here in Kennewick built a car, maybe a Buick, very early '30s with two in-line V8s. Only saw it up close once. He said he built it mostly out of parts left over from a restoration project(s). You educated me on Deloris Hart, I did not think she had been in an Elvis movie. I had only seen her in "Where the Boys Are" and "Sail a Crooked Ship." I remember seeing the previews for "Francis of Assisi" at probably the Uptown theater, but did not see that movie until less than a year ago. She was in "King Creole" with Elvis, but I don't think I have ever seen that one. Elvis Presley made 31 movies, of course some say he only made one movie; he just did it 31 times. Some years ago I came across a website about the girls of the Elvis movies. Sure were a lot of them who were unknown at the time, but are well known today. Somewhere around 1990 Paul Revere and the Raiders played the Benton Franklin Fair twice two or three years apart. That guy sure knows how to put on a show. The first time it was raining, and the second time it was amazing to me how much he remembered about the first time. (Maybe I should say the last time because he was here a lot in the '60s). He remembered the rain and even that they were wearing the white costumes at the time. For someone who entertains as much as he does, I would think that stuff would all run together in someone's mind. Yeah, he made some three corner hat jokes too. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ I don't know the answer to this one but maybe someone does . . . How many Bombers does it take to change a light bulb? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: yipes look at the time So nice outside I totally forgot the time... I guess all the Richlanders are at Sausage Fest... I swear I've been there the last few years... now I can't figure out why... Hope Cecilia BENNETT ('65), Doug HAWKINS ('62) and them there WEIHERMILLER Babes ('67; '63) are havin' a good time... seems to me I've seen the B-day Bomber-babe there a time or two or is it just my magunashun werkin' agin? Well I'm sorry to be so short but I'd better get this thing crossed the Newnited States inna hurry for it goes to press...... HAPPY BIRTHDAY JoAnn BUHOLTZ ('65) on your special day, September 22, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Bill BERLIN ('56), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Jack GROUELL ('61), Nancy MALLORY ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen STRAND ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert POSENAUER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: SFO Street Car Ride, 1906 Diane, Your post of the video in 1906 was absolutely wonderful. I shared it with family and neighbors and everyone loved it, Thank you for sharing. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Let's Dance Hope you all enjoy this... It ends with an exit from the land of OZ, Kansas. When this video opens, it appears it will be a ballet (It isn't.) -- continue watching, as many dancers from over the years appear in this video. WOW! What a treat to watch. Whoever puts this together has a wonderful sense of music. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Re: Bomb drills at Carmichael. I recall that we had attack drills at Carmichael Junior High when I was there. We all went out in the hall, laid down with ouR heads to the lockers, head on one arm and the other arm over the back of your neck and then just lay there. It bothered a lot of people but I found it relaxing to be out of class and a good time to take another nap. Then too, the janitor, or sorry, the Senior Building Maintenance and Repair Engineer, did not have to sweep the floors for a week. All of this hysteria about an A-Bomb attack really hit some people hard. We had some friends in the Magnolia district of Seattle when I lived there and they built a real bomb shelter in their basement. When completed, they had a christening party and as luck would have it, I found this poster, in Vegas I think, that had the "8 positions to take in case of a bomb attack." In color too. Positions 1 through 7 was something like, "...get in the shelter, get under a table, pull your right leg over head and left arm over that, the same with the left leg and right arm until your head is completely down and covered..." The last step, Step 8, on the list was "...kiss you bum good bye..." if you can picture all of this. She was so affronted that she never talked to me again, which was even better than surviving a bomb attack. Re: School savings program I started down at L & C Grade School and it was something like a nickel or dime a month, maybe a week. I could not wait to see my new balance in the book we were given by Seattle First National Bank. I upped it to a quarter a week when my parents jumped my weekly allowance and in the summer when I watered lawns, later mowing them too for more bucks, for vacationers for $5.00 a week (huge money in those days), I would put $3.00 a yard into this account. I saved in that account all through junior high because I was so cheap, sorry, frugal, then (and still am) but I didn't tell anyone at school because I did not want them to think I was still a Grade School Savings Account geek. Long story short, I kind of forgot the account during high school and college years and even into my early married years. One day I was visiting my friendly local banker at Seafirst in Magnolia (Seattle) and he said "...are you the same William C. K. A. Berlin, III, formerly of Richland, WA...?" By then I had shortened my name so that people would think I was an adult and not some dog show entry, so I said "yes" and he said that the bank had an "unclaimed" savings account in my name. Sure as hell, sorry, heck (the Sandstorm is a family publication, what), it was mine and with interest over all of those years there was over $735 in it. What to do with this windfall? Buy new clothes? Go on an expensive holiday? Nah. We bought a 24 cubic foot freezer to put all of our Alaska frozen food and long past relatives in. You all know how it is in those very early practical "family years." Needs come first. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where my Savings Account now gets .00002134% per year on balances over $5,000. How can you teach kids to save when investing in a retail marijuana shop will pay huge returns? Wind, rain, and much cooler here and my thoughts are turning to Rancho Mirage, CA for the first time after this incredible summer. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: SFO Street Car Ride, 1906 1. How many people did you see bare headed? 2. On which side of the street did the cars and horse drawn wagons drive? 3. How many cars had a hard top? 4. Did you see any traffic guides or stop signs? 5. Did you see anyone get on the trolley while it was moving? -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GROUELL ('61) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Bomber Riddle Q: How many Bombers does it take to change a light bulb? A: Bombers don?t use light bulbs, we glow in the dark. -Jack GROUELL ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Q: How many Bomber does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: none! We all glow in the dark! -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: three in one Good to hear "Pitts" ('63) has choices on that radiator... dang... double dang! I'm gonna suggest that Dennis HAMMER ('64) check with his classmate, BEHYMER ('64) on that comic book before he goes to eBay... Gary gots at least two of EVERYTHING! For the last week or two I have been looking for an envelope of decals I swore I put inna file cabinet... finally fessed up to the guy was seeking them for that they were lost forever... then this morning I opened a drawer in a little table and there they were... just as I was preparing to have a buncha new ones made... I figure just after Dennis opens the envelope for his new book, he'll stumble on the one he had years ago! This "old age" stuff can be a little aggravating... I can remember Richland as tho it was yesterday (I remember riding the train back to Iowa during the flood tho my mother always said I was too young to remember) but can't remember crap from a week ago! I am happy to report, however, that I have no problem remembering the three b-day guys for this little post. One I haven't seen in years but would sure love to... maybe he'll make it to the '65er 50 year in '15... we'll see... the other two began celebrating their b-days together, as they found they had a lot in common in later years... One made it and one finally succumbed last year but both are totally special to me... I remember the year I went to the dollar store and filled two huge bags with every silly item I could find and then went over to the Octopuses Garden and got them dead head shirts (well I think that's what I got) for a joint party in Richland... hadda ball with the survivor at his 50 year reunion a few weeks ago and can't wait to see him and a buncha others at the chowder whatchamacallit in Olympia in December! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim HAMILTON ('63), George ZIELINSKI ('65) and Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) on your special day, September 23, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Article from 9/22/13 Tri-City Herald about President Kennedy visiting Hanford "Fifty years ago this week a helicopter landed in a remote part of the Hanford Nuclear reservation and 37,000 people gathered in the desert watched as President John F. Kennedy stepped out in a cloud of dust." See a video of President Kennedy?s entire speech and a photo gallery at This will sure bring back a lot of memories! Re: Passing of Anne Clement, mother of Tom ('64), John ('66), Paul ('66), Barbara ('68), and Kathi ('71) Mrs. Clement was born August 29, 1920 and passed away August 31, 2013. There will be a grave side service at 11:30 on Saturday, September 28, at Sunset Memorial Garden in Richland with a memorial service celebrating her life following the memorial at 12:30 at First Baptist Church located at 1107 Wright Ave. You may view her picture and funeral notice at: Prayers and condolences to the Clement family. From a much cooler Richland ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David DOUGLAS ('62) Bob HITCHCOCK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy CROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dina SPANJER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron FRYMIER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Dennis HAMMER's ('64) "Step Right Up ? Get Your Ears" My family didn't get a TV until the summer of 1958, just before I started ninth grade. I watched it from the time I got up in the morning until it signed off at night with the National Anthem, flag and jet planes, including soap operas and everything. In the afternoon there was a locally produced homemaker's show for the Yakima-Richland-Walla Walla "network". It originated in Yakima. The hostess announced a recipe contest, so I sent in a recipe for Waldorf Cake (made with Miracle White instead of eggs and whatever) that my 8th grade math teacher had given us. It won. My dad drove us to Yakima where we had lunch at a very nice restaurant (the cake for dessert came with sparklers), a tour of the TV station including watching the filming of a commercial, and then my 15 minutes of fame baking my cake on TV. One girl called and said she enjoyed it. I still have the Junior Cookbook I was given somewhere. Other than baking that cake, I only know how to scramble eggs, make soup (from a Campbell's can), and fix peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (which is what I lived on for breakfast and lunch for three years at Whitman College; my parents made me eat dinner in the dining room so I'd have one good meal a day. I weighed 108 pounds when I graduated. Thanks for your story, Dennis. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where it has cooled down finally, although it means our solar pool heater will have to work more **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob HITCHCOCK ('63) Re: Sad to report Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) informed me that Ed GRAVERSEN ('63-RIP) passed away on September 14th of natural causes. The family has requested that their privacy be observed during this period of time. -Bob HITCHCOCK ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Chuck BUESCHER ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1928 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Bill BERLIN ('56), Marian "Martie" WADE ('57) Frank WHITESIDE ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth PARKER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector ALVAREZ ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy NELSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard McALLISTER ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) Armand Loiseau ('53 Bulldog) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: SFO Street Car Ride, 1906 That was a great reel on San Francisco from 1905 or so. Lots of hats, right hand drive cars and smart-ass kids challenging the street car [and more than one ADULT ran in front of the street car, too. -Maren]. Looks like it was down Market Street with the ferry Terminal at the base. My maternal Grandmother was born and raised in San Francisco, one of six kids. He father was a teamster, not the Union but a guy who drives horses attached to a wagon, that delivered fairly heavy cargo or bulk items like coal. He must have done pretty well as he had five teams working and he bought some very rural property over on the East Bay, around where Albany, CA, now stands, for summer adventures. When the earthquake hit SFO (the airline code for San Francisco) it tore apart my Grandmother's family apartment and then it caught fire and they lost everything. Great Grandfather Algren, being the tough Norwegian that he was, took three teams and wagons on the ferry to the summer place, picked up three tents and brought them back to SFO where the family lived in them for two and a half years. They were set up in what was then a park west of the city center in what is now the Lakes District. Great Grandmum Algren fed over 50 people a meal because there were so many without any thing to eat or a place to cook it. That lasted two months. My Grandmother Margetts (nee Algren) was a big woman at six- feet tall, large boned and very strong, even at a young age so she turned out to help her father and two brothers locate people in the wreckage. The also scrounged for food to keep up their impromptu "soup kitchen" which had grown now to over a hundred meals a day. They even moved out of one of their three tents so that a family of eight could have a cover over their heads. Her description of the earthquake and resulting fire was documented on what we now call a coffee table picture book that she had and I was fascinated with it all and read it cover to cover several times. In about 1946, just before we moved to Richland, my grandmother took me up to SFO from where they lived in Los Gatos at the time, and took me around to the places she described during that terrible time. She was tough, hardened but gentle and not bitter and that was clearly a sign of that generation. They recovered on their own and with their own money, nothing from government, not so much as a dime. All of this delayed her education by three years but she did finish high school and a couple of years of university before getting married to my Grandfather Margetts, who was really a piece of work. Grandpa Frank had his own story but always deferred to Grandmother Anna's heroics. They were a Mutt and Jeff couple. She towered over him by several inches given his small stature. He was a shanty Irishman from Chicago's south side, his resume was boxer, lawyer (3 weeks to degree), Court Reporter (3 days to degree), Baptist Minister (9 months), Chiropractor (1 year), vineyard operator and herring fisherman, at various times in his life. Their individual histories just infatuated me because it was so different from what I had known then and now. Those pictures from SFO brought back a lot of memories even though I had not been there. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Anacortes, WA where the ultra heavy rain nearly washed out the annual Oyster Run this past weekend. Only about 10,000 motorcycles showed up when we usually have 17 to 18,000. The tough of the tough showed up, so to speak. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) Re: SFO Street Car Ride, 1906 I just had a chance to watch the you tube. How Funny! - And scary! I think I now know where all the crazy drivers and dumb pedestrians came from. -Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Unbelievable Flood pictures in Colorado -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell pink and black clothes was the fad and oh what a real gone time we had, when we had, those rock-a-billy ways, way back in the pink n black days... thanks, Narvel... all this talk about first TVs and all gets me goin'... we got ours in 1958... what I remember is radio... now I know it was fun to listen to Matt Dillon (William Conrad), the Whistler, Johnny Dollar and all the rest... our music stations were all what they would call Hill Billy or at least that's what I recall... I mean if ya wanted to call 'em "county"... they'd be DEEP country... Bob Wills was still the King in them days... we watched the drive in on out houses and just had a danged good ol' time... I remember winning a record from some call in... my Dad musta taken me to the station to pick it up... it was a 45... Hank Locklin singin' "Sally Was A Good Ol' Girl"... he was best known for "Please Help Me I'm Fallin'". Keith PETERSON ('65) spent hours trying to find a rock 'n' roll song on my short wave... we'd surf half the night tho we didn't know we wuz surfin' at the time... I think our TV got one channel, but I have forgotten that particular fact... While at Spalding we lived on the corner of Salem and Acacia... behind us on Birch was Butch MANTHEI ('65)... his Dad, Mike, was the only adult (except my dad) I knew hadda first name... for some reason everybody knew Mike... I know they got more channels... they had what looked like a modern day cell tower on their roof and could pull in all kindsa stations... it made the water tower look small... Man those wuz the good ol' dayz... Today, we gotta Bomber-babe I just saw the other day and a guy I met in 10th grade... Living across from the babe and her sisters ('60; '65) was about one a the coolest moves my Pop ever made... talk about fun... I'm sure every part of town had its gatherin' places but I shore am glad to have spent so many years across from this one... I mean the park was great and served us well at night... but during the days of summer... WOW... nuff said... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Beth PARKER ('63) and Hector ALVAREZ ('64) on your special day, September 25, 2013 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Duane LEE ('63), Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat Upson ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol EVANS ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry HARROLD & Lois WEYERTS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: SFO Street Car Ride, 1906 What a great video; it brought back a lot of memories of Market Street heading towards the Ferry building; look close and you can see me with a pack of newspapers under my arm, running across the busy street dodging the trolley cars. In Weed, CA, on our way to Bend, OR, and to Washington for another great RV trip. And, who knows, maybe hook up with Bill BERLIN ('56) in Anacortes. If you haven't been to SFO, put in on your bucket list; marvelous city, except, of course, for all of the crazy liberal loons. Bomber cheers, -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Bill BERLIN ('56) I am always amazed at the tough and ?true grit!? our grandparents and others exhibited in times of upheaval and traumatic events of their times. Your account of your grandparents at the time of the SFO great earthquake and thereafter was truly remarkable! One of my grandfathers - when he was a young man - was a sheep herder, I believe in Idaho, was caught in an arroyo by a flash flood where he had to get off his horse and scramble up the ravine to save himself and lost his horse and most of the flock of sheep, or so his story goes, which I tend to believe. My other grandfather left college due to his health, caught the first steamer out of Seattle for Alaska and spent the whole summer panning for gold with a friend, returning on the last boat out of Alaska just in time, and just about breaking even, but with a multitude of adventures and improved health. I?m always amazed at these stories. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Bleacher Feature I ran into the Richland High athletic director and Steve NEIL ('72) at Howard Amon Park today. NEIL was principal at Richland for 8 years during the boy?s gym restoration. Both of them confirmed that the picture frames in the present gym lobby were made from wood taken from the "boys'" gym. The bleachers were metal but the seats were made of wood. The demolition contractor was nice enough to donate some of the wooden bleachers for the frames. They also took pieces of the floor and sold them for souvenirs. The center jump circle was cut out and is still in the athletic director's office. The wooden bleachers in the old original gym were too old and brittle to salvage anything so nothing was done with them. I also remember dancing in P.E. in that original small gym. I mentioned Jim's Gym (HOUSE ('63) because '63 was such a good year. It could have been Stein's ('64), Wallace's ('63), Pook's ('63), Webb's ('64), etc., etc. They were a terrific team and a blast to watch. They took 3rd at State but they cudda and shudda won it all. (Stupid Garfield!). Now, if someone can just provide proof that the Uptown Theater NEVER had a balcony, we can clear that debate up once and for all. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Bill BERLIN's ('56) entry 9/25 SFO Street Car Ride, 1906 Thanks, Bill, for your description of your grandparents' experiences through the SFO earthquake. That was amazing and certainly shows their strength and kindness. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andy MILLER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Duane LEE ('63) Thank you for clearing up the frame matter. To the best of my knowledge, none of the theaters in Richland or North Richland had balconies. The Richland and the Village were built to a Corps of Engineers plan for a small post theater. The North Star (North Richland) was built to some other plan which included a large open area between the stage/screen and front row of seats. The Uptown was built later to someone else's plan which did not include a balcony. What may have given the impression of a balcony was the projection booth, which extended over the back rows. However, I think two of the four theaters in Kennewick and Pasco had balconies. These would have been the closest ones. Hope this confuses the issue. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, despite the weather the family will be celebrating my third son's 50th birthday next Sunday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re" '64 in '14 - 50 Year Reunion Our class reunion will be August 22, 23, 24, 2014. Our next planning meeting will be October 19, 2013. We will be meeting at the Red Lion (Hanford House) at 12 noon. Please join us in the restaurant if you are able to attend. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Re: SFO Street Car Ride, 1906 I just managed to watch this, since my office blocks YouTube. Fortunately(?!) we all worked from home today due to ongoing riots around the city so I had opportunity to do some clandestine viewing. Did anyone else notice how few women were walking along the streets? I guess they were all at home making soap, beating carpets and bleaching diapers. What a change in a hundred years. -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Khartoum, Sudan, where it's cooled off to 104 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Margery HURST Dickinson ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1938 - 2013 >>Jerry BLANEY - Class of 1949 ~ 1931 - 2012 >>Tom SPICER - Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2000 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim JENSEN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni HAUSENBUILLER ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HOGAN ('70) & Lori SIMPSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) To: Dick ROBERTS ('49) When and if you get up here to see Bill BERLIN ('56), let me know and I will get over to see all of you. Kinda rainy to come here, tho. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Birthday Wishes I'd like to wish Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) a very happy birthday Saturday, September 28, 2013. You've caught up with me for about 5 weeks and then I'll pass you again. Have a great day with the kids and grandkids. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where it has cooled off finally **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Paul SKALICKY ~ Class of 1958 ~ 1938 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Roger GRESS ('61) David RIVERS ('65), Vic MARSHALL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Theaters My father was manager of the theater in Pasco around 1934 (when I was born) for a few years, owned by a family-run corporation out of Yakima (Mercy Theaters). I am quite sure it had a balcony and loge seats. It also had a basement with band stand and dance floor, and a big event was a weekly dance with live music held there each Saturday. I really enjoyed those old theaters. Dad later managed the one in Walla Walla, and I recall seeing "Gone with the Wind" on its original run (1940-41?). As the manager's "kid", I just walked in - got free popcorn - sat where I wanted! Ha! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ wandering with our RV and now in Wichita, KS **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Jack GARDINER (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Jack. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: my heroes have always been GARDINERs Yeah, I know... not that funny but I couldn't resist... growing up for a while at Spalding was a real trip... I was just getting old enough to wanna be cool and was surrounded by total cool... everywhere... my fifth grade class was filled with about the coolest kids I ever met... problem was... many of them would soon be going to another school... the B-day guy and his younger brother, "the Walk" ('63) would go to the same school I would, however... we won't get into which Jr. Hi was cooler... since both were full of cool kids... that says it all (Go Warriors... oooops... sorry)... Since "The Walk" was closer to my age I would get to know him well... but the b-day guy was more of... "a name"... the kind ya whisper when they come around... well ya do if yer a little kid and they are close to legend... In those days we really looked up to guys like this one... style, class and total cool... what more could ya ask in Heroes! As time went by I came to know this guy, too, and still consider him one of those guys I will always look up to... but at least I'm not afraid to give him a big bear hug every time we meet... so Jack GARDINER, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my friend, on your special day, September 29, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vic MARSHALL ('71) Re: Tom BROWN ('70) Congratulations to Tom BROWN ('70) on his retirement yesterday (Friday). Now begins the rest of your life!! Tom currently lives on the East side of the state but rumor has it that Richland may soon reclaim another of its own. Best of luck,. Tom!!! -Vic MARSHALL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>David BURNETT ~ Class of 1962 ~ 1943 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami SCHUCHART ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Wedding of two long experienced pyrotechnicians Jackie L. Whedbee and J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) recited wedding vows that they had written, on the afternoon of September 28, 2013. The ceremony was held at the estate of Larry's brother, Mark, and his wife Stacey. Standing up for them were Ann Fisher and Ken Julian. Ann is Jackie's best friend, and Ken is Larry's co-founder of Entertainment Fireworks. Jackie is the owner of Aurora Pyrotechnics in Alaska and has been doing displays for 35 years. 4th of July, 2013, was Larry's 55th anniversary of the first display he was in charge of in 1958. Due to nearly 2-inches of torrential rain and high winds, the planned outdoor wedding was held indoors and fireworks were limited to numerous candles indoors. The 18 guests were close friends and relatives. The wedding was watched on Skype by Larry's grand-daughter and her husband from Amherst, NY. For the present the couple will maintain Jackie's company in Alaska and house in Anchorage, and Larry's home near Tacoma, WA and his VP position at EFI. My daughter Sandra came over from Honolulu and my brothers, Mike ('77) and Mark ('77) and their wives were wonderful in helping us get through this. Mark's wife, Stacey, really went all out getting things ready, then moving it indoors. We had two pop-up canopies and buckets of flowers in my van ready to decorate the gazebo and have a beautiful outdoor wedding in the shadow of towering firs on plush lawns. Fortunately we did some advance planning due to dire warnings on the Weather Net. So we knew what furniture to move and where to put things and they made it look easy. We had an ordained minister officiate the ceremony. Joe Hibard is the Chaplain of the Tacoma Fire Department and several Law Enforcement agencies. The wind howled and the rain poured and we got through the ceremony in a few minutes and the party was as good as they get. My business partner, Ken, did a really nice champagne toast. We had prepared lots food. Plates of deviled eggs, several kinds of salad, skewered moose meat with blueberries were hot off the coals, rib eye steaks. I had raided my wine cellar and had a variety of wines set out, in addition there was a bowl of punch and beer in the bar refer. Endless tales were told and a good time was had by all. Jackie and I cut and served the cake accompanied by a small helping of my special white fruit salad. After farewell hugs and kisses we pitched in and helped returned the house to it's pristine condition. I had packed all the items we brought in several of the large plastic storage boxes. So things went back together and into the van with relative ease, and with more hugs from my brothers and their wives we drove the hour South to home passing through several storm cells. Now Sunday afternoon we are on the way in a few minutes to meet Sandra at the 13 Coins near SeaTac for dinner on her way back to Honolulu. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" (and planning the rest of our lives and revising our "bucket List). -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and wife Jackie **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: David BURNETT ('62-RIP) I was saddened to learn that David Burnett also from the plutonium class of '62 has left us. But of course, I was glad that he had accepted the salvation of the Lord a few years ago. David and I go way back. I think we were in the same classes in Kindergarten until at least 3rd grade at Spalding. The reason David and I sort of bonded is that we were the odd balls out, in that we were both hopelessly left-handed. I remember our very kind 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Richmond, I believe her name was, (for some reason I had at least 3 teachers that year, ending with Mrs. Jergans, saying when we were trying to learn cursive writing, "I don't know what to tell you two to do to make your cursive letters correctly." It wasn't until I got into 6th grade that Clair Karlson told me to just turn my paper the other way, and I'd be able to write better and more correctly. It took me less than a week, and I couldn't go back to my old way of curling my hand over my previous writing hopelessly smugging it... (I don't know if David was ever so enlightened.) but my sympathies go out to David's family, he died too young, as did his cousin (I believe) Dawna Kay BURNETT (also in the class of l962) who also left us too young, several years ago. I don't remember when Dawna and I met, but we last worked together at the Downtown theater when it was still showing me movies by the old Anderson's. And I don't remember it having a balcony, just a projection room. I also don't remember a balcony in the old theater on GWWay in downtown Richland where we used to watch cowboy and Indian movies, was that called the Village Theater? and I can't imagine that there was a balcony in the Uptown theater or I'm sure I would have sat there... one time or another when I was there. Re: Plutonium class of 1962 Mini Reunion I also just tried to send a photo via my phone, of Carol RICE Forister ('62) and me (both of us the class of l962) at our mini-reunion this past week in Kansas City. Actually we were both in front of the Truman Library in Independance, MO, which was a very interesting tour. We went to tour the World War 1 Museum the day before and we had a dinner together and got to see the Clydesdales who happening to be visiting the berg we were in, Westport. Which is a happening part of Kansas City, sort of reminded me of the U District in Seattle... Carol and I had a fun time together, and I hope we can manage to get together more often somehow... To any Bombers who happen to visit Indianapolis or the area around, I now live in Hope, which is 40 minutes southeast of Indy,and I'd be open to any possible mini-reunions back here... As always, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from the little town of Hope, IN where we just had a big weekend of Heritage Days, lot of food and fun and even a parade that went right by our house, so we got to watch from the front porch!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ed GRAVERSEN ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1944 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2013 ~ October, 2013