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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Linda REINING ('64), Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BISHOP ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis MAFFEI ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra ELLIOTT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MOSLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Fulcher ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So what's the deal. When I was a kid you got a sore throat, and you had three kinds of cough drops to choose from, Smith Brothers (they of the beards) Wild Cherry, Black Licorice and Luden's Horehound Menthol. Pretty easy squeezee choices. Today, having contacted the cold they were saving for Judas, I was confronted with no fewer than nineteen options on the board at Fred Meyer. I've "postulated" that there are considerable other options in the Natural Herbs and Medicines Department of Mr. Meyer's Emporium, but didn't feel sufficiently motivated to investigate. They all cost like four bucks, which is probably 4000% of William and Andrew's offerings of 1958. There was probably a dozen Ricola choices, all of which I passed on because they had not been dry hopped, aged in oak or breathed on by Virgins. I don't think we could buy lozenges at other than Thrifty Drug or mercantiles of that ilk. At Fred Meyer you can get Baby Wipes, Shot Gun Shells, Dog De-Worming capsules and Easter Candy all on aisle 18. When did it all change? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: The Mattingly Wedding Congratulations on your wedding, Larry ('60) and Jackie!! So happy that everything went off spectacularly, except for the fireworks. May you have many more happy years together. From your old neighbor ~~~ -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where we are having huge winds and some rains these past few days. Oh, does the wind blow like this every day???? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Marriage Congratulations to you and Jackie... had hoped for pictures, though. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA was 59, at 6:30 this morning, also had to turn on the headlights... am liking this, very much. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) Re: Richland & Atomic Burger While running errands this weekend in New Orleans, we saw an Atomic Burger being built on Richland Avenue. Kind of an odd coincidence, huh? -Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Linda REINING ('64) Pam EHINGER ('67) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay CONRAD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth BENNETT ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Cold Remedies Cold-Eze works very well, as long as you start taking them at the first sign of a cold... they are zinc lozenges and you suck on them... do not chew them... put them under your tongue and let them dissolve... really does work IF you take them at the first "sign" of a cold. They don't work very well, IF you let the cold "get ya". *grin* Also another good remedy is Zicam. An old remedy is Vick's VapoRub, on the bottom of your feet, then put socks on, and go to bed! I know, it sounds weird, but it really does work... also rubbing Vicks' on your chest. my grandmother would rub it on our feet when we'd get a cold and my youngest daughter has always put it on her son's feet, when he'd get a cold... it's even been on the internet and Face Book, and you know they can't put anything on the internet that isn't true. LOL -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA wish we'd get some of the rain that the Pacific Northwest is getting... I'd even take the snow. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: MATTINGLY's ('60) Wedding Dear Mr. & Mrs. Mattingly, When my husband & I got married it sprinkled a little and I was told that we will have a happy marriage. So in that case you two will be happy forever! Congratulations!! Bombers Rule, Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) New Orleans has an Atomic Burger on Richland Ave?!?! I think we all need to make a pilgrimage. It's some kind of sign. [I think they are building it now. Come on down... we'll go look for it!!! -Maren] -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff plus 2 Bomber Memorials & 1 Colt Memorial today: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie RIGGINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly HILTY ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, October 5, 2013 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us in the corner. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Our wedding date of February 1, 1969 put us in one of the worst snow storms to ever hit the state. The Bride (Pam HUNT Cadd ('66)) and Groom (lucky me), Best Man (Gary BUSH ('66)) and Maid of Honor (Peg WELLMAN Johnson ('66)) almost didn't make it home from Pullman for the wedding. (We did miss the rehearsal.) The day of the wedding all the roads in Eastern Washington were closed. Our honeymoon was supposed to be in Spokane, but we didn't make it any farther than Pasco. I don't know how snow compares with rain in predicting marriage longevity, but we've made it 44 years so far with no end in sight. (We did make a verbal contract that, on anniversary #80, we'd renegotiate the contract.) -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials and 1 Colt Memorial >>Carol CROSS Llewellyn ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2013 >>Joe WOOD - Class of 1948 ~ 1930 - 2012 >>Burl COMBS ~ Class of 1938 ~ 1920 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 (old) Bomber Memorials today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Roger GRESS ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria DAVIS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri CAWDREY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene STRAND ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Pictures of our wedding Thanks to all who have sent us good wishes. As soon as we get pictures from those who were taking pictures, we will pick out a few and put them on the Alumni Sandstorm. Probably one more day. Kinda hard to take pictures of your own wedding..... Re: Wine Curious question... Did someone buy the 4 bottles of wine I donated to Club 40? If so, did they enjoy them? The reason I ask is that if the results were worthwhile we will do it again next year. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry (and Jackie) MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Gloria DAVIS (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Gloria -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I'm pretty sure Counselor Post-a-note, Esq. ('65) has fast passed this seminal moment of our generation. Having read this, he no doubt is probably out back kicking at his Cussin' Rock, taking swings at clouds and having a Stella moment screaming at a street light like Marlon Brando in "A Streetcar Named Desire", again realizing why he is still sitting at the card table. It was some 56 years ago today that "Leave It To Beaver" aired for the first time. As the Beaver said, "I'm sorry, Miss Landers... and to make up for what I didn't learn today, I'll learn twice as much tomorrow as I'm supposed to." -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 1960 Carmichael Cougar annual Glenna HAMMER Moulthrop (?66) dropped off a 1960 Carmichael Cougar annual Wednesday for me to scan, however, it is minus the cover. If anyone has this annual with a cover, please scan the cover and forward to me. Re: Class of '66 Ladies' Lunch Lunch for the Class of '66 Ladies will be from noon to 2pm on Thursday, October 24, at Applebee's, 606 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick. Their phone number is 783-3000. Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be able to join us. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Susan CRADDOCK Loveless - Class of 1947 ~ 1931 - 1992 >>Glenda CRADDOCK Marquis - Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 1990 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Donna BOWERS ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi WARD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Just some observations from Russia, so glad in Western countries I can keep my passport w/me, feel naked every time they take it away to stay in a hotel, Best time to go to see Hermitage is now (guides say summer is impossible wall to wall people), the difference between opulent St. Petersburg, the sm. villages we saw from the train + over the top Moscow is extreme. Villages remind me of 1920s, mostly dirt roads, but Moscow w/it's mostly new cars and 4 turn lanes in downtown is just short of surreal. Glad we are here though!!! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Two months is all you've got, so it's time to start airing out your Winters Finest for the something somethingth annual Gold Medal Class of 63 Marching, Caroling and Chowder Society's Red Sweater Cotillion and Christmas Gala. Brother Leo's ('63) annual appeal to the management for "One More Chance" has been honored. Our Double Secret Probation is still being enforced, but we will again muster at 10am on Saturday the 7th of December at River's Edge Restaurant on the grounds of the Tumwater Golf Course in Olympia. As per tradition we will start with the Fred SCHAFER Memorial Group Grope and most - if not all - of the new business will be old business. Frank WHITESIDE's annual plea bargain for not attending, while not yet received, has been accepted. Put it down in ink and we'll see you before you know it. There are two more Saturdays to take the Grandkids to have French Toast with Santa, so that one won't work this year. You'll be reminded a couple more times, but still write it down on your calendar, right next to Jean Sibelius' birthday. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) Saturday 10:39 AM (Pacific) on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) "All Eyes on Sharon TATE" (1966) ~ A behind-the-scenes promo short for "Eye of the Devil" (1966), showcasing the late Sharon TATE, then a young, 22-year-old hopeful at MGM. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Marlene STRAND Brennan ('76) Lil sis, Marlene, is celebrating her birthday this year in greater Bomber-ville. She?s visiting Dad and friends in Richland. Cool... -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Only 88 for a high today in Phoenix/Tempe AZ - nice... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 (2004) Bomber Memorial today: Helen CROSS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary COLLINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey IRBY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PYLE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Cathy WOOD Stevens ('62) just e-mailed me that she and her husband, Bob are on a 27 day cruise to Australia and they met Dianne And Dorothy Bosso ('62) on the cruise too. All of us are from the plutonium class of '62!! Sounds like fun, I'm trying to talk someone into going through the Panama Canal with me next year as it will celebrate it's 100 year anniversary then!! Learned a little civil war history watching an old rerun concerning the Jesse James Gang today!! We must be having Indian Summer back here as it got up to almost 80 this afternoon. I need to get out and move some plants in my garden before it freezes!! Greetings from -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN!! A little town with A big heart!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Kinnikinick yearbooks from Eastern Washington State College for the Class years 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969 & 1970. The cost is free but would request that you reimburse the postage back to me when you receive the book. -Signed 'Old Yearbook Guy' in Colfax -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Classy Ladies of '65 Lunch WHEN: Friday, October 11th, 2013 TIME: 12:30--2:30pm WHERE: Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse, 2522 Queensgate Dr., Richland (Directly behind Sterling's Restaurant on Queensgate Across from Wal*Mart.) Once again, it's time for the Ladies of '65 to get together to celebrate life, love and special friendships. If you've never been to a Fujiyama Steakhouse, this will be a unique dining experience, because everything is prepared and cooked at your table! To our fellow Ladies of '65: if you don't live in the Tri-Cities but would like to join us this Friday--or at one of our future monthly lunches--contact me and let me know! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 2 Artists Featured in New Exhibit From 10/4/13 Tri City Herald The next Allied Arts Gallery exhibit which opens today October 6 will feature the work of Tom McCLELLAND ('70) & Thelma Triplett, both from the Tri-Cities. McCLELLAND is a well-known sculptor, and Triplett is an award-winning painter. They titled their show ?Moving Space and Time.? Tom is the younger brother of Linda McCLELLAND Montgomery ('66), Richard ?Terry? McCLELLAND ('66) and Dina McCLELLAND Pickens ('64). Re: '60 Carmichael Cougar Cover Thanks to Gary BEHYMER ('64) for scanning and sending me the '60 Carmichael Cougar annual cover. Glenna HAMMER Moulthrop ('66) gave me the '60 Cougar annual belonging to her brother, Tommy HAMMER ('65-RIP), to scan, but it was missing the cover. Another project for Maren and me! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ From a MUCH Cooler Richland! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: felt good I had my port flushed on Friday morning and figured while I was in the neighborhood I'd go across the street and say hi to the great people at the radiation clinic. They were amazed at how I looked including the doctor and I even got a few hugs. Now I know my hair is definitely coming back as they made the comment about how much it had grown since they first saw me the end of June when I had my consultation to see if I needed radiation or not. It hasn't been touched since early June except to remove a few long hairs over the ears and the back of my neck. I'm thinking it's about where it was before I started losing it, 13 days after my first chemotherapy treatment in April. I will get a picture taken some time late this month or early next month to put on a Christmas card so family and friends can see the "new me". The only difference is the hair is basically white and has some curl to it. The 3 pictures I sent into the Sandstorm last spring were on a card I had made for my new address. I still have 2 doctor appointment in December and my yearly mammogram (right side only) a few weeks before those appointments. Have a great day and go Seahawks. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where the nights are cooling off and days have been pleasant thus far in October **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Sandy PROUNCHICK Elovich - Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2004 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jeanie TURNER ('61), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69), Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cristy CONE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joni GONZALES ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland/Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch We had such a fun lunch on 9/21/13. Imagine our delight and surprise when Mike CLOWES ('54), and his lovely wife, Karyl (NAB) were the first Bombers to arrive from Mt. Angel, OR. Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60) sits with Linda Hemphill (spouse), Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) and her husband, Denny (NAB). Tom HEMPHILL ('62) as he visits with Gary Anderson (NAB). Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) with her husband, Gary Anderson (NAB). Suddenly, we noticed Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) out among the many walkers doing the ALS walk. Tom and I jumped up, opened the door and call out to her. She needed a break, so she came in to Beaches for a cool iced tea. Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) wanted us to get a good picture of her shirt. Also doing the walk with Jan was her son, Rob, her granddaughter, Kelsey, and her great grandson, Dade who I did not get a picture of. Just as we were about to end our luncheon in walks Don FUNDERBERG ('63) who was taking some of his beautiful pictures. We are having our next luncheon on November 9th at Beaches and our planning our Christmas get together on December 14th. Please put these dates on your calendars and join us for a fun time. -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Hanford: 70 years later From 10-6-13 Tri-City Herald "Hanford: 70 years ago thousands came to remote desert site to work on mysterious project that would change the world. Seventy years ago, the world?s first full- scale nuclear reactor began to rise among the grass and sage of the desert near the Columbia River." Enjoy the link to this story in addition to the links to the other related stories below: Re: Hanford 70 Years Ago Re: Life at Hanford in 1944 (29 pictures) Re: Historical Hanford, White Bluffs (40 pictures) Re: Hanford historic Veterans Day (20 pictures) Re: Events planned to mark B Reactor 70th anniversary -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Hair I got thinking about my hair after I wrote the post for 10/6/13. Actually right now my hair is about the length it was in the picture taken the day before my mastectomy. It's coming in white with some curl to it, "chemo curl" as they call it. Only time will tell what it will really look like. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) Re: New Orleans Bomber Lunch I actually thought the picture of you was good and the one of me wasn't good. I had my head tilted back and the camera shot right up my nose! Yes, we'll definitely need to do this again. Maybe towards the end of this month (November will be a busy month - we're going home for a week and spending Thanksgiving in Florida)! We can figure out a day and post it on the Sandstorm and maybe somebody else may show up (are there any other Bombers living down this way?). [Just a couple: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) and his wife, Linda (NAB), live on Bayou Gauche and Kent HAMRICK ('53) and his wife, Pat (NAB), live in Slidell. And last I knew, Arty SCHAFER ('70) lived in Lake Charles, but he never came to a NOLA lunch. -Maren] -Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHERWOOD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I read about the Bomber lunch and get togethers with a little jealousy. Max CASE ('57-RIP) and I worked hard on gettting an Indiana reunion/lunch together and I think only about 3 of us and a spouse made it back in 2004, I think it was... I've heard there are more Bombers in southern Indiana. If someone in Indiana contacts me, I'll be willing to work on another Indiana Bomber get-together... I think our last one was in Fishers, which is NE of Indianapolis... Re: Book I finally got around to ordering my copy of "Rightfully Ours, How Women Won the Vote". It's written by a friend of mine, and I'm thrilled to personally know an author... Cheers -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from a sunny Hope, IN after tons of rain and cold over the weekend... time to get flannels out... and umbrellas, but the grass is still green and growing, so needs mowing... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol RICE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill MEINKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug MARTIN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1966 Columbian Yearbook Lost your yearbook? There has been a 1966 Columbian yearbook listed on eBay for several weeks. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Meet my Pal Eddie well it's been one of those few days... dunno why... just has... missed Harvey IRBY's ('64) Day on the 6th and Susan SHERWOOD's ('63) on the 8th and Jimbeaux ('63) didn't even save me on Susan's... what a guy... he sends me a note the other day that I missed the airing of the first "Leave it to Wally's Brother" as though he expected me to say something about it... now there are some words I am forbidden from saying in the Sandstorm and Jimbeaux knows good and well that Eddie Haskell's and Lumpy Rutherford's good buddy's little brother's name is one of them... I can touch it, I can caress it I can even carry it with me if I wanna and show alla guys and girls what I got there with me but I cannot and will not be tricked by onna Mary Lou WATKINS' ('63) spies... so just cause she's onna boat somewhere on a huge canal, does not mean I can be tricked into saying something for which I will be made to sleep in the back yard in a couple a months in the freezing cold in our home State capitol and I would not look forward to that any more than I looked forward to be thrown in the Columbia last month which is why for the last few months I have avoided getting in trubel... now you may think that as soon as December is over I could go back to my old self... no no no... it doesn't work that way... you see those girls have spies and they make sure to put out the call to get together every now and then so Santy Claws ain't the only one makin' a list and checkin' it twice so good try Jimbeaux but no Cegar... but instead how bout a Spuddie for the B-day Bomber- babe... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vicki SMITH ('63) on your special day, October 9, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Monica THORNTON Hayes Bishop ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2013 >>Randy BROWN ~ Class of 1974 ~ 1955 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Judy WILLOX ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette HABERMAN ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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! October: Woooooo, hear the little ghosts and goblins getting set to rid us (who don't need it anyway) of our candy and goodies? So bring your favorite ghost, witch or goblin 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, October 12, 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 really cooling down now and me thinks that winter is on its way ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/13 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George VALDEZ ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson SAUNDERS ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLANCY ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric SCHMIDHEISER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: GMC63MCCS Christmas Gala Two months is all you've got, so it's time to start airing out your Winters Finest for the something somethingth annual Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching, Caroling and Chowder Society's Red Sweater Cotillion and Christmas Gala. Brother Leo's annual appeal to the management for "One More Chance" has been honored. Our Double Secret Probation is still being enforced, but we will again muster at 10am on Saturday the 7th of December at River's Edge Restaurant on the grounds of the Tumwater Golf Course in Olympia. As per tradition we will start with the Fred SCHAFER Memorial Group Grope and most if not all of the new business will be old business. Frank WHITESIDE's annual plea bargain for not attending, while not yet received, has been accepted. Put it down ink and we'll see you before you know it. There are two more Saturdays to take the Grandkids to have French Toast and with Santa, so that one won't work this year. You'll be reminded a couple more times, but still write it down on your calendar, right next to Jean Sibelius' birthday. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David EDGAR ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie ALEXANDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry GILSTRAP ('83) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Bad back and knees and a bit of luck Several years ago I had an MRI on my lower back to look for the cause of long-ongoing and worsening pains as I got older. The results were that L1-3-5 (lumbar vertebrae) had "moderate to severe arthritic degeneration". The advice from the doctor was to stop lifting anything more then 10 pounds or invest in a good wheelchair. I was also told not to jog, run, or hike with a back pack. The rest of the story was that my knees were badly worn also and should be replaced. Additionally I was not to use my climbing spikes going up trees and poles hanging various fireworks apparatus. There are several forms of danger in loosing the use of a knee 40-60 feet off the ground on climbing spikes. Ok... so I stopped climbing and cut back on lifting and began to think about what was I going to do. Watching the office manager of my fireworks company go through near torture in a knee joint replacement was scary to say the least. Months of being disabled, and now 2 years later she still has pains and limited use. Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) and husband, George, hosted Jackie and I for several hours in their home recently and along with catching up on news of families, she told me about the Zimmer process. Small incision and inserting a plate that she has in her knees works well and it quite satisfactory after several years. I admit to being a bit of a coward thinking about surgery on my knees. but a few months ago facing increasing pains in the knees I started looking for a surgeon. I searched the far recesses of the internet gathering info on candidates. I finally settled on what seemed a rather obscure orthopedic surgeon at Mason Hospital in Shelton, WA. Facing Dr. Fredrick Davis in the exam room I found a very affable guy with a genuine happy face. He asked what brought me to Shelton and I said I checked him out and decided I was going to trust him to keep me walking for a few more years. He asked if I ever did fireworks at a certain harbor and I said yes and asked if that was that where he kept his sailboat. He asked how I knew he had a boat. I said "I did really check you out." He laughed and sat on a little stool and rolled over to my chair and said "Put your leg up on mine." I had worn shorts for convenience and he thought that was cool. He asked me what I wanted him to do and I said "Whatever needs to be done with minimal cutting preferred." He replied that cutting my knees would only be done as a last resort. He turned on a large screen on an "arm" and brought up my xrays from that AM. He then asked me which one I thought looked worse. I pointed to the right one that was bone on bone. But the left one is the one that hurts to move. He said he could take away the pain in 5 minutes. He proceeded to stick a needle in the side of my knee and extracted about 50 CC of "water" that was causing the pain. Using the same needle he injected some kind of lubricant. He said "Walk around outside a few minutes while I take care of another patient and we will discuss your knees." I will have an MRI Monday on my left knee as he feels I have a torn meniscus that he can repair by scope in 30-40 minutes. He then said that knee is not a candidate for Zimmer or any other kind of appliance. He said "Let's get that left knee under control and useful before worrying about the right one." Then he brought out a full sized model of a knee joint with the NEW style Zimmer installed. Only if all else fails will we cut into you knee and install the device. He described the operation as making a 3D MRI of your knee and making a perfectly matched Zimmer that take about a hour and 30 to 45 minutes to install in the bone of your knee with one 3-inch incision. But we are going to try a new series of injections in my right knee first. 5 injections 2 weeks apart. They have found a way to manufacture the actual fluid in knees and can now replace it and fix many knee problems without surgery. Now here is the incredible part of the story. Later that day I was watching FOX National News and there was Dr. Fredrick Davis in the same exam room I had been in, explaining his part in the development of this new Zimmer insert, requiring minimally invasive surgery, to the TV interviewer! So I am feeling a sense of relief and confidence in my ability to walk in the future. And I can now go upstairs normally without dragging my left leg. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ It is supposed to be dry tomorrow/ Saturday and I am going to be able to mow my own yard. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber fun So the phone rings... the Beach Boys doin' "Don't worry Baby"... that's my Bomber ring... My daughter gets "God only knows" by the Beach Boys... we used to sing: "God only knows what I'd do without shoes" and then we'd laugh and laugh and laugh... much funnier when one of the participants is pre-teen... but we still say it even now... my default is "Smokey Joe's Cafe" by the Robins... one of my all time favorite songs... along with... oh nevermind... it would take days just to list my "most" favorites before I ever got to my favorites... and then ya get to my almost favorites and on and on... so the phone rings and I know it's a Bomber, and it's a good chance it is either Jimmie ADAIR ('65-67) who w/famblie ('69; '08) spent a week down here so's Steven could get is Drag licenses (count 'em two of 'em) in door cars and dragsters... varooooooooooooooooom... top in the class I might add... they said he was a natural... I was so proud of him I hadda give him my Big Daddy Don Garlit's autographed hat suitable fer framin'... the Swamp Rat be with you, Steven... or if not Jimmie it would prolly be my illugitamutt son... well what do you say when you say hello and you get: "Neener neener neener, I'm goin' to Michigan and yeeeeeeeeeer errrrrrrr not neener neener neener... " on the other end? I mean my first thought was: "Better you than meeeee eeee"... but I bit my tongue, knowing it's for a movie ("I'm not taking any more parts no matter what" has lasted about a month)... dunno the name or anything else but I'll find out sooner or later... I mean... I have been wearing long pants off and on for about a week now here in Vegas so I can only imagine what they are wearing in Michigan... especially the further north one goes! But I listened politely (I'm a very good Dad... huh... huh... huh)... well I think I am and my daughter thinks I am too so neener neener neener... (that was soooooo inappropriate... it's awful when we begin to sound like our kids... even our illugitamutt ones)... Oh before I forget... Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Rick MADDY ('67) Carolyn "CMoore" MOORE ('65) is coming to southern California in November and I told her to look you guys up... well actually what I said was: "for a good time call... " but I'm sure she took it the right way... pretty sure... I think... oh well I've blamed all the writing on the bathroom walls on Terry WEBB ('63-RIP) before... should work again... now there has got to be a reason for me being on here... I mean I've been blowing b-days lately like crazy... of course! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julie ALEXANDER ('65) on your special day, October 13, 2013!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: October 2013 "Ladies of '65" Lunch The October "Classy Ladies of '65" Lunch was held Friday, October 11th, at the new Fujiyama Restaurant in Richland. When I arrived, I found Sandy BERRETH Grande sitting in the lobby. Moments later, we were joined by April SNOEBERGER Jones! Sandy and her husband (Everett Esterberge) are visiting from Warren, MI, and April and her husband Terry leave next week for Carlsbad, CA. Although nobody else joined us, we enjoyed getting reacquainted, catching up on news about classmates, friends and family (kids/grandkids), then enjoyed a delicious Hibachi lunch which was prepared at our table. April and Sandy promised to attend one of our lunches next spring when they return to the Tri- Cities! By the way, the next Ladies of '65 Lunch will be Friday, November 8th -- location TBD. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/13 ~ FEDERAL HOLIDAY ~ COLUMBUS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen HASKINS ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Good Morning Bombers! I want to thank Larry MATTINGLY ('60) for his careful information about the knee treatments. As a long time athlete I have had knee pain in the recent years and do not run or play tennis anymore, dance only infrequently. I was told in 2005 that my choice was complete knee replacement. Not liking that idea I cut back on loved activities yet still doing them. Cutting back meant weight sneaked on. After a dance foot injury side lined me again I took up hot yoga (not Bikram) and over a 2-3 year period reduced swelling and pain significantly. I am still with it. I ultimately lost some middle age weight (15 or so pounds) and my knees do not hurt and I can do longer yoga holds, climb stairs at Green Lake which were impossible in my eyes. GO Bombers and GO COUGS -Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>John LAMBERT ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 2012 Honorary Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Don & Donna WOODS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGRATH ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl EVANS ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla BIERLEIN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today or Tomorrow: Rob FRENCH ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Good Luck and best wishes, my dear friend Bomberdom... what a special place. Camelot had nothing on us... and we know what the simple folk do, they love one another to pieces. Some of us share our grief, pain and fears easily and some keep them to themselves or share them with a very select few. I became close to this Bomber because he was close to a Bomber-babe I love and cherish. He had his doubts about me at the beginning, as I am a lower-classman. I am always amazed at how my friends I ran with in school know so many kids I never met or never got to know. Part of it is the fact that when I went to the Marine Corps I only returned for a short visit after boot camp and then stayed away from my home for 20 years for some unknown reason. I think I wanted to "be somebody" before I returned. I didn't know the much loved Bomber-babe until I happened to be in the wrong place and the right time and her best Bomber-babe friend (with whom I'd been madly in love since 7th grade) yelled at me for being there. I have not met my dear friend face to face to this day, but have come to love and admire him as a brother... in fact we are brothers, we share a similar ethnic heritage, we are Bombers and we are Viet-vets... how much closer can ya get? So it is possible I could end up getting thrown in the river or made to sleep in the cold in Oly in December for sending this post. I think it is much more likely that Bombers and Bomber-vets will respond and give this guy their love and prayers as I do here. Our friend, Doug HAWKINS ('62) is going in for some long needed surgery on his back on the morning you read this. Please think of his words when he let some of us know his schedule: "I hope on the eve of the 14th you will ask that the surgeon to stay sober, clear eyed and at his surgical best... and my best wishes to you all also." I know you'll read this on the 15th... it still works. God bless you, Doug, and our prayers and wishes are with you for success and a speedy recovery. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Tim FRANKLIN ~ Honorary Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 2010 Honorary Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jeanie TURNER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith PORTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila ZANGAR ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire REDISKE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck FELDER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BELLISTON ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In all the excitement of I don't know what; I forgot to wish Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM ('60) a Happy Anniversary yesterday. Sorry about that, kids, hope you had a good time. Don't know him personally, but I'll join with David in hope that Doug HAWKINS ('62) a speedy recovery. Did anyone wish him a welcome home after his travails in Vietnam? You girls of '54, don't forget Marilyn's ice-cream social [in Richland] this Friday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at Mount Angel, OR where the leaves are turning and beginning to clutter up the yard, but the weather remains sunny and dry for the time being. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch Our next lunch at Beaches will be on November 16 at 11:30. Please put us on your calendar and join us for good food and great fun. Our December lunch will be at Beaches on December 14 at 11:30. We would love to have you all join us for a great time. I will repost this information as the dates get closer with directions to the restaurant. See you soon. -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: one of those guys Ever have one of those friends that you can ask any dumb question without fear? I've hadda few... that's the kinda guy the b-day guy is today. I hadda friend like that and I am sure Ida never made it thru the "rigors" of High School without him... I mean like geometry... without him I might never have made it thru... well I didn't zakly make it thru... I made a deal after first semester that if I'd get out I would get a good solid D... but if I stayed it was the old Feroo... but then he told me that without it I'd not get into college and since he said we wuz goin' to San Mateo Jr. College (not sure why) I hadda finish the subject... so I signed up again... after an hour of watching all those other kids with their stupid hands inna air ("pick me pick me... I know I know") I went back to my second PE... they guys were glad to see me and I wuz glad to be back... then there was the SAT... he told me I hadda take it... unfortunately I didn't realize I hadda sign up before I could take it... so I sat on the steps of wherever we went to take the test while the rest of the kids were taking the test... man, that red tape was way too confusing for me... so as I was sayin'... whenever I have a question, this is one a the guys I know I can count on... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, David HANTHORN ('63) on your special day, October 16, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Joanne RUPPERT Crook ~ Honorary Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 2002 Honorary Bomber Memorial today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CRAWFORD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe BOMBINO ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: David RIVERS ('65) Thanks David, ya hadda do it, din ya? Wit alla smart folks you know, ya hadda single me out as a go-to guy for askin? questions. Oh, the pressure. But anyways, I preeshiate the good birthday wishes. See ya in Oly in December. -David HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Mercer Island where the fall weather is settlin' in. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We are the Bombers... mighty mighty.. First a note to say that Doug HAWKINS' ('62) surgery went well and he should be back resting in his own bed. Jerry FREE ('62) picked him up and drove him home from Little Rock where he had to go to have it done and they should be safely back in Oklahoma... Thanks to all who sent their love and prayers. Again, I can't get over what we Bombers do for each other... outsiders just can't understand... "He ain't heavy, Father, He's my Brother" could be the motto of all Bomber classes and it crosses classes as well. I've always told people that we are more like siblings than neighbors and when one gets cut we all bleed. I believe that more firmly every single day. Gotta do a group hug today cuz I'm headed to the California Hot Rod Reunion again, as I do every year... one of my favorite shows! The combination of the smell of cow doo doo and nitro at the Famosa drag strip is something that must be experienced to be appreciated... thank goodness the nitro lingers a little longer on the way home... I gotta pologize before hand to John CAMPBELL ('63) cuz I'm not much of a picher taker... John is great and puts together the best slide shows of the shows he attends... When my dear friend was alive, she used to make us all CDs of all the pictures she took every year and even a few videos of Cacklefest for good measure, but we haven't had those since the last show she was able to attend in 2009. I'm pretty sure my camera is sitting in a chair next to me so I'll dig thru the pile of stuff and see if I can find it... but there ain't no geruntees... While I'm away I will be thinking: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) on the 18th and Leo WEBB ('63) on the 20th, your respective special days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Cathie POPE Chappell - Honorary Class of 1966 ~ 1947 - 2002 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber & 2 Bomber WB Memorials today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert HINKLE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly GAINES-FRANKLIN ('84) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Phil BROTHERS and Donna THOMPSON ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Bill REDMOND ('63) I lost your e-mail address. Can you send it? Regards, -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Are any of you able to help identify the other kids in the 1st Communion picture sent to me by Barb FENNESSY (?66)? Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Pam SHINE Castleberry ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2013 >>Mary LINDBLOOM Johnson ~ Honorary Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2013 >>Neale OSTERMAN ~ Honorary Class of 1966 ~ 1947 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: John ZIMMER ('66) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 DustStorm entries Entries for the Club 40 DustStorm newsletter must be received by the editor, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), no later than October 25th to allow time for editing, printing and folding for mailing before December deadline. Please email your entries to Ann Thompson, Duststorm Editor Ann also advised any pictures of past events would be appreciated. -John ZIMMER ('66), Club 40 President **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Barb HENNESSY's ('66) 1st Communion Picture Thanks to Scott DENLER ('67) for identifying two of the people in the 1st Communion picture from Barb FENNESSY ('66): Cheryl ZWEIFEL ('67) is the person on the left, second is Barb FENNESSY ('66), 3rd is unknown and 4th is Al ABRAHAM ('67). Re: Halloween For those of you who would like to see some interesting Halloween videos, here are some links: -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Daisy CARTWRIGHT ~ Class of 1970 ~ 1952 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today Mike RICE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BAIRD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo WEBB ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred BREEDLOVE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg LAWSON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue OBERG ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike RICE ('60) Re: Pam SHINE Castleberry ('60-RIP) So sorry to hear about Pam. I always remember her from Richland Lutheran Church and as such a nice and wonderful classmate at Columbia High School. Her family must be proud of her. -Mike RICE ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Lisa WHITE ~ Class of 1978 ~ 1960 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra WITHERUP ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie FOSTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy FOSTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny ANGUIANO ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: breast cancer hike I participated in a breast cancer hike up Badger Mountain on Saturday. They told us the shorter, steeper trail was closed for repairs. I befriended a nice lady who is just starting out with her radiation treatments so neither one of us knew if we'd get all the way to the top to release our balloons. Come to find out she's a Richland Bomber class of '74 and I think she said she now lives in Benton City (if you read this. email me please as I never caught your name). Well, we both decided after several stops to rest a bit, we were going to make it all the way up. We hardly ran into others with pink balloons and wondered if, indeed, the other trail was open after all. When we got to the top, one of the doctors and others from the clinic were there to greet us with water and apples. They took a picture of each of us with a very large pink balloon display fastened with a tether. I also got them to take one of me with my camera and I ended up with 3, don't think they thought my camera was working as I had issues earlier with batteries but thankfully a had several spare ones with me. They told us the environmental people nixed the balloon release at the top as planned. They had however purchased biodegradable balloons and string. We each wrote something on our balloon and with the doctor looking the other way we released our balloons (shh it's a secret). They told us the other trail actually was open and even though it's steeper we went down that way. About halfway down every time I'd step on my right foot it felt like my big toe was going through my shoe. I got home and took off my shoe and sock and found a large hematoma under my big toe nail. I thought I best have it checked especially with the cancer diagnosis. I went to a clinic and the doctor used a probe and got most of the blood out but as he was doing so he noticed the nail was pushed halfway back. He elected to remove the entire toenail and said I had runner's toe which I had heard of. I was lucky I guess as only the one toe was affected. He put some antibiotic cream on it and showed me how to change the dressing and what to look for in case any infection sets in. He also said it may be a year before the nail comes back totally. A word to the wise. He asked me when my last tetanus shot was and I told him '05. I guess starting in '06 they started adding the whooping cough vaccine to the tetanus one so if you haven't had one since '06 perhaps it's time you update your shot. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha SAUCIER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith HUNTER ('63) Re: 1960 Carmichael Junior High School Yearbook Col-Hi Class of '63 was in 9th grade in 1960 Does anyone have class pictures or a yearbook for the class of '63. [We're currently working on getting the '60 Cougar scanned and online. -Maren] Thanks -Keith HUNTER ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle LAUGHERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie RICHMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ECKERT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark O'TOOLE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'NEIL ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: beware of short naps home Sunday afternoon from the California Hot Rod Reunion and called Leo WEBB ('63) to wish him an HB [on 10/20] and decided to take a short nap before wishing those FOSTER "twins" ('63 & '65) a very HB [on 10/21]... woke up long after the paper went to print... hope I don't hafta sit at the card table in December, but so far I've received two notices that it may be the case... Well, I ain't gonna miss the deadline for Maren's ('63 & '64) departure so I'm getting these two puppies in early... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on October 24th and to Sally SHEERAN ('58) on October 26th... I know may be overly cautious but her post said get these in BEFORE her departure date so here I go... Have a wonderful day, you two on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [I'll put a note from you on the 24th (for "Pitts" and on the 26th for Sally, too!!! -Maren] -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Mary Ann LINDBLOOM Johnson ('64wb-RIP) Wonderful, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Mary was born in Richland August 28, 1946, and lived there her whole life. She went to be with the Lord October 12, 2013, at the Hospice House in Kennewick. Mary attended Carmichael and was an honorary member of the Columbia High School class of 1964. Mary was a devoted Christian and loved her Bible studies. Mary loved quilting and had many quilting friends. She was a homemaker. Mary is survived by her son Scott Elliot, wife Ronda; her daughter Christine Twiggs and her husband Matthew; granddaughter Savanna Anderson and her husband John and their twins; granddaughter Hailee Elliot, her special sweetheart Dave and many, many friends. Proceeded in death by her parents, both brothers and her son. Memorial service, Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 2pm at Columbia Foursquare Church; 700 Comstock Street; Richland. Potluck lunch will follow service. Einan's Funeral Home, Richland, is handling arrangements. Sign/view the Guest Book will remain online until 11/21/2013. Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Sonny DAVIS ~ Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/13 q ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Duane LEE ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve RECTOR ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy NACKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul CHARETTE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Skipping through channels and stumbled on a 1966 movie on TCM network. EYE OF THE DEVIL starring Donald Pleasence, David Niven, Deborah Kerr and INTRODUCING Sharon Tate ('61wb-RIP. She looked beautiful, even in black and white. I remember passing her in the halls of Chief Jo when she was in ninth grade and I was just a lowly 7th grader back in 1958. Be Boppa lulla. (not sure of this spelling, Maren. Ha). [I dunno how to spell that either, Duane, but I know ZACTLY WUT you mean. -Maren] -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I usually have an issue with differentiating betwixt Stars, Celebrities, Lumaneries, Trend Setters, Heart Throbs and Icons. I'm relatively certain that when you are identified with only one name, you've pretty much arrived. There was Jackie, Trigger, Annette, Elvis and Marilyn, no need for last names. Now there is Oprah, Jay, Willie, Cher, Madonna, Ali, #32, Ellen, and the other Ellen. There was also no names like the Sultan of Swat, Champagne Tony, Eddy the Eagle and The King of Pop. The Birthday Boy could be ID'd with only one name as well as by "The King of Rock and Roll", so that makes him a really Big Deal in my book. Happy Birthday to Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63). May you always have enough quarters to feed the Juke Boxes of the world. We love you Brother. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on October 24th. Have a wonderful day on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/13 q ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara FRANCO ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Vietnam POWs - 40 years later (12 minutes long) I am sending this on to you for your pleasure. Many of you were alive in 1973, though very young perhaps, but I wanted you to see this original footage and hear the story. There is no politics, just the gratitude and acknowledgement of a thankful nation. I hope you like it. -Karen COLE Correll ('55), Proud sister of a Vietnam warrior ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/13 q ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally SHEERAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran BARKER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Damn, it was 43 years ago today that I climbed the steps onto a Seaboard World Airlines flight from Travis Air Force Base to Ben Hoa with stops in Anchorage and Kadena. Upon my arrival in the Republic of Viet Nam, after being nearly brought to my knees by the heat and smells, I swore I would never again take one of what was rumored to be Lady Bird's DC-8s. That is until 42 years ago tomorrow, when in Cam Ranh Bay, my name came up on the Freedom Bird board for a Seaboard World Airlines flight back to the World. After passing the newly imposed "departure test", this time I couldn't board fast enough. The wheels came up, we sang "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and some of us wept. Not so much for ourselves, but for those who looked forward to but never knew that feeling of relief. I have often thought about what I took to Viet Nam and didn't bring back as well as what I didn't take but brought home. About the results of my time in country and the effect it has had on other people's lives. And finally who might I have been had I never gone. To all my brothers and sisters who earned the yellow, red and green ribbon, welcome home. We are who we are, and only we know that special camaraderie that our time together brought. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sally SHEERAN ('58) on October 26th... Have a wonderful day on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/13 q - NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No Bomber sent stuff. We do, however, have a BOMBER BIRTHDAY today: Shawn SCHUCHART ('78) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/13 q ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May WANN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BERGAM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CORDER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey, it's time for yet another tip of the ol' propeller beanie. Today is the birthday of a Bomber Babe of my recent acquaintance. OK, so she's a bit older, and doesn't really like to be called by her maiden name. However protocol insists that I do so. Let's have a hearty "Happy Birthday" for Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49). One of these years we'll take that cruise. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the sun may be shining. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/13 Dateline: Gretna LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff and one old Bomber Memorial today: Anna May WANN ('49), Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Ernie TRUJILLO ('59), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Gary BEHYMER ('64) John FLETCHER ('64), Tedd CADD ('66) Betti AVANT ('69), Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) To: Mike CLOWES, aka Bob Carlson ('54) Promises, Promises Promises!!!!! Thanks for the Birthday wishes. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Nothing could be finer than to be a '49er in the morning; Happy Birthday to Anna May WANN ('49) and Paul PHILLIPS ('49) [on 10/28]. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) ~ Grover Beach, CA we had our first rain this morning, hoping for lots more! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ernie TRUJILLO ('59) To: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Vietnam POWs - 40 years later (12 minutes long) Thank you, Karen, for your post and link to the Vietnam POWS. On my last assignment before retirement from the Air Force, I worked for a POW that was in that bunch that was released in 1972, Col. Willard Gideon. He was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966 and was a POW at the Hanoi Hilton until his release in 1972... I was looking for him in the video but didn't see him. He was such a nice person, not at all like some of the other officers I'd worked for... see the link below. As it turns out, when I retired from the Air Force, I went to work at EDS Corporation and my recruiter was very familiar with Ross Perot's desire to help veterans. So, when I flew to Dallas for my final interviews my recruiter said "I want to show you something." He took me to the seventh floor of the EDS building where Ross Perot had his office and just outside of the office was a huge painting of a Vietnam pilot, signed by many of the POWS and to the left of the pilot's head was the signature "Will Gideon". I was so impressed and have always looked fondly at Ross Perot for his desire to help vets... like Col. Gideon, he is a true patriot! -Ernie TRUJILLO ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, November 2, 2013 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: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Hanford File Safes Many of you worked at Hanford and were familiar with the safes there were in many offices. They were a large heavy 4 drawer file with one drawer having a combination lock. They had a good fire resistance time also. There must have been hundreds of them in surplus as things closed up. Does anybody know if there are any for sale anywhere? We would like one for personal papers in our house. The only good buys on safes in Seattle-Tacoma areas are gun safes. Regular file safes and other useful sizes and configurations with any kind of fire protection time are all well over $1000. Yes there are small safes available at reasonable but the fire time is short and if you don't anchor them in concrete the thieves just carry them off. Re: Interesting side tale about a safe What seems like eons back in time... I was a manager for SRO Theaters at the time. Late one night a large truck with Acme Safe Company on the side, parked on the sidewalk in front of one of Seattle's largest theaters. "Love Story" was on if I remember right and the safe was full of $. The "Acme" crew in grey coveralls with the name on the back, was lowering the safe down the stairs from the office and it got away from them and crashed through a glass door. But they boarded it up solidly with plywood and loaded the safe into the truck, and disappeared. Police did see the truck but thought all was OK as that kind of moving work is often done at night in busy downtown areas. The "perps" were never caught. However... months later two young boys playing near a cliff that they should not have been close to... spotted a safe in a ravine. It was identified as the safe from the theater. It had been beaten, drilled, and torched. Officials decided it was not worth getting a crane to haul it out of there and started to leave when one of the boys asked what about the money in the safe? The officials said the money is long gone from that safe. The small boy said no it isn't, look. With that he stuck a small stick in a hole and wiggled it and opened the door. If nothing else the old magnesium ball shaped safes were near impossible to get into. The money was intact. The boys and their families got lifetime passes to SRO theaters. Re: Wedding Pictures We finally got wedding pictures organized, Jackie has been down with the flu for weeks and is only marginally better yet. She is in Alaska assembling the pyro items for a display we are doing the Saturday after Thanksgiving. As soon as the Lady Maren is back from well deserved time off I will send some pictures to the picture address. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ Tacoma where the sunny day was very pleasant. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Searching for a 1964 Class Member ...still searching for Jill HAVERFIELD ('64) who attended Col-Hi her junior & senior years ~ she is on the 1964 Commencement Program as Jill Haverfield (No middle initial). I did not find her in the 1962 Columbian or the 1961 Cougar (Carmichael) or Warrior (Chief Jo) yearbooks. Anyone in this group live next to her? Did she have brothers or sisters? Any of you 'guys' date her during or after high school. Looking for leads to her whereabouts... She has NOT attended any of our reunions...or so I think (;-) Help! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John FLETCHER ('64) To: Duane LEE ('63) Re: be bop a what? Today [10/24] is Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG's '63) birthday so I'll respond on his behalf to hopefully prevent an apoplectic attack on Pitts' massive cerebral matter. "Be Boppa lulla" is nowhere to be found in the official Louie Louie dictionary. However Gene Vincent did cause a few duck tail haircuts with Be-Bop-A-Lula. -John FLETCHER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) To: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Thank you, Karen, for posting this great piece on the Vietnam POWs and their homecoming. I was in Vietnam in 1972-1973, USAF Photo Intelligence. I hadn't thought of it for a long time, but I personally processed secret intelligence photos taken when our aircraft were in Hanoi to pick up the POWs. Hanoi had forbidden us from recording any of it. But, obviously, we didn't report to that authority. Great tribute to those men who held true in that horror. Re: Coming Home Thanks, Jimbeaux, for a beautiful summary of what it felt like for those who flew home. I left on a C-130, headed for Udon Thani (Udorn), Thailand. Our instructions were to form up at the front of the plane if we were shot down. The pilots carried side arms, our only defense. I wasn't particularly reassured. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Atop Badger Mountain Here I am atop Badger Mountain Saturday 19Oct2013. This is what caused the loss of the one toenail but figured it could have been much worse. It's feeling good by the way. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) To: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Karen, Thanks for the video, it was great that President Nixon had all the POWs to dinner at the White House. In 1973 I was 20 years old and onboard the USS MIDWAY (CVA-41). We had been deployed to Vietnam waters for almost 10 months. We were in port in Subic Bay, Philippines when the first group of POWs landed at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. Many of the squadron pilots went to Clark Air Force Base to see if any of the POWs were MIDWAY pilots that had been shot down during the war. There were one or two POWs that were from the MIDWAY and it was the talk of the ship during our return to the San Francisco Bay area. We went under the Golden Gate Bridge on April 10, 1972 on our way to Vietnam and returned March 3, 1973. -Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ken TOMLINSON - Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 1978 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57), Roger SHARP ('59) Helen CROSS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) In doing some light 'remodeling', I came across a little plaque (like a small name plate/identifier) with 2 holes to be nailed onto something. Apparently made of brass, it says: C. O. FLAKE PH. 58197 803 DOWNING ST. RICHLAND, WASH. Anyone have an idea who this was? It would have been made quite some time ago. (Note the phone number and the abbreviation of Washington.) I don't believe I've ever seen the last name Flake before. All goes well, here, except that I'm still not 'unpacked'. Trying to figure out where things will go and getting storage (ie, book shelves) arranged to take them, is a long slow process for me. As the house gets fuller, I am less enchanted with it. Many things, including furniture, will go to Union Gospel Mission in Pasco. I need to call and see if they pick-up. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in beautiful "old" south Richland, loving the autumn weather. And hoping Maren had a wonderful, well deserved vacation. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: File Safes You might want to check military surplus sales (if they still have them) for file safes. The thing I remember about them was that the combination lock on the top drawer served to lock all the drawers. And they were extremely heavy. Luck in finding one. To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) One of these days, Ann, one of these days. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather has turned cooler, the "drought" was broken on Sunday last, and the possibility of rain exists for Halloween. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Badger Mountain I called it Badger hump as it is not all that high, after walking up Mt. Adams a few times, but a few years before and after retirement in 2002 I walked the North face almost every day (all the homes were not there then) and in fact got engaged to my current love about a quarter of the way up (that is all she could do due to migraine headaches) and she is one of the reasons I am now in Eugene, OR where I just ride my bike most days. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger SHARP ('59) Re: Emergency Survival Food Supply Now that I have moved from the city to the country, I am considering buying some emergency survival food for long term storage. There appears to be a lot of companies making these types of food and of course there are various prices. Does any one have experience with the purchase of this type of food and are there preferred vendors? I am currently looking at "Wise foods" and "Patriot Pantry". -Roger SHARP ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just wanted to thank Betty AVANT ('69) for sharing her photo and experiences so candidly with breast cancer this past year. I am glad you are at the end of the journey, and it has been so positive for you. and I want to thank Karen COLE Correll ('55) for sharing that great video on the homecoming dinner for the prisoners at the end of the Viet Nam war,and others for sharing about the event and how it affected them. And I'm hoping that that positive note of the Richard Nixon Fund remains, as I think he did try to do positive things as our President, and I hope to remember those positives as well, sadly, as the disgrace he left office under. I am getting some notices from classmates. I am so surprised and don't know why those kids were not at our 50 year High School reunion. But struggling to keep up with e-mail and facebook, I just can't take anything else on to try to keep up with... I think I've seen Pat TRUJILLO's ('62) name on there, and Fred VanPATTEN ('62), any relation to you, Ernie? Well, if you don't want to answer that I understand. My own brother, Roy CROSS ('65) has never kept up with the Sandstorm, and I have never understood why. Bomber Cheers, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62 the Plutonium Class) ~ in the town of Hope, IN where it's slowly getting colder and the leaves are turning and falling... the big questions are "Will we get snow and ice?", and "How much and how often??" **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Looking for Jill HAVERFIELD ('64) Continued... Class of 1967... while perusing the 1964 Warrior yearbook from Chief Jo, I spotted a Patrick Haverfield who at the time was in the 9th grade. I don't see him in your 1967 Columbian as a senior. Where did he go? Anyone friends or a neighbor to Patrick in 1964? Anyone with information on or about Pat? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "If ya wuz gonna change yer name I hope my memory never fails on one of my favorite quips from Jackson KEENEY ('65) across the court yard of the DI in 2000 while the b-day guy was sitting on one of those little concrete seats further back in the yard... set my poor illugitumut son ('65) back a few paces and it rings in my ears to this day... both Jackson and my boy Terry call me often and my mind tends to wander back to that fun evening... I think it would be the next night that the b-day guy would serve us with chili and Cornbread at the cafeteria... I still recall having a wonderful talk with Vonnie REED ('60) and how Ricky WARFORD ('65) cornered poor Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) as she and I were reliving old times... I finally had to excuse myself and drag Rick off to find someone else he could harangue... Terry and Richard TWEDT ('64) wore the same outfit that night, which I have always thought was fitting considering they both "shopped" in the same stores and recall the same event of "boxing" that occurred all those many years before... I still think Terry blames the whole thing on Lyman POWELL ('65)... but have forgotten the particulars though I do think it had something to do with Terry KRUGAL ('65)... I'm sure there are only two classes that remember the event at all ('64 and '65) so if you have no clue what I'm referring to ask one of them or just ask Dick or Terry... so to finish the quote up in the "re"... why didn't you pick somebody famous like Ray STEIN" ('64 Number 10 in your program) HAPPY BIRTHDAY on your special day, October 30, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "Website: Hanford grad among smartest teens" 10/23/13 Tri-City Herald ranked Andrey Sushko ('13-HHS) 37th on its list of wunderkinder. Sushko graduated as a valedictorian from Hanford High School in June. The 18-year old is one of three Washington teenagers on the list. He was named one of the world's 50 smartest teenagers by an education website. Congratulations, Andrey!!!! Re: Richland?s Bratton commits to swim at Texas A & M 10/16/13 Tri-City Herald Richland High School senior Lisa BRATTON ('14), one of the top swimmers in the state, verbally committed to Texas A&M on Friday. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('6) ~ from a cold and foggy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ernie TRUJILLO ('59), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex DAVIS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob MATTSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HARSHMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil COLLINS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ladies of '54 October lunch Guess it's not too late to give notice to a kind gesture from one of our men "floaters" of class of '54, "Lefty" Dave KUNKLER!!! He showed up at our lunch Friday (10/18/13) to celebrate "his" birthday. His way of celebrating was to buy everyone's lunch!!! Thank you, Lefty!!!!! From all of us!! Some ladies couldn't be there, but will take a "rain check"!!' Jim MEFFORD came with his wife, Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) and got in on the deal! Everyone keep Marguerite GROFF Tompkins ('54) in your thoughts and prayers, as she is not doing well. In hospital for a couple days with bladder infection, and as some of you know she is suffering with Alzheimer's, so she gets upset easily. Thanks to her daughter, Pam TOMPKINS ('74), who lives with her, she is being well taken care of at home. To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Have meant to thank you, too for always mentioning date of our ladies '54 lunch a few days before. Can you believe, I forgot this last one, but made it in time, 30 minutes late, to have a sundae for dessert, since Lefty was buying!!! Appreciate!!! To: 1954 Classmates 2014 is our 60 year class reunion as I'm sure you all are thinking about!! Any local classmates who are interested in starting our planning, please contact me or Jim MEFFORD ('54) so we can get some meetings set up to collect ideas and make our reservations wherever we are going to celebrate!! Never too late to plan ahead!!! Call me or e-mail me or Jim. Let's plan a fun reunion!!!! btw... I will do another bio booklet if it's what everyone would like. At least I would like to do one with everyone's up-to-date name, address and contact information. So that can be sent to me and I will get started!! Hope everyone is in sturdy health to be able to travel next September for this BIG SIX OOOOO!!! Thanks. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is freezing at night but so pretty and sunny in the daytime. Nice fall weather in 50s!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I would be remiss in not tipping the ol' propeller beanie in honor of a senior Bomber Birthday. He is a gentleman know quite well by many generations of Bombers. Heck, I even went to school with his younger brother (although not in the same graduating class). So, let's have three hearty cheers and a Happy Birthday for Rex DAVIS ('49). Keep on keepin' on, Rex. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the battle of the falling leaves continues **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ernie TRUJILLO ('59) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Pat Trujillo No, Helen, she's not a relative that I know of :) I've seen a Patricia Trujillo on one of my Facebook genealogy groups that I belong to but I never knew her in High School so have never communicated with her. I always wondered if we might be related... I'll send her a message. -Ernie TRUJILLO ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Two Good Buds We gots us some b-day guys spanning quite a bitta time, both of whom I consider good friends... Each of these Bombers has very distinctive characteristics and can be spotted by them at a distance... the younger of the two had a fantastic sense of humor and wore these great Buddy Holly glasses... the elder of the two looks like the younger of the two and that is NOT a commentary on the younger's looks... the elder looks younger than most of us... he never ages... I am pretty darned convinced he has a portrait of himself hidden somewhere and someday I mean to find it! I spent hours of fun with the younger during our school years, but am pretty sure I only knew the elder from seeing him around here and there... we certainly never had a class together and I don't think I ever had a class from him... I recall my PE teacher quite clearly and can still hear two comments he made to me as though they were yesterday...: In third grade it was: "David Rivers, you are the slowest human being on the face of the earth."... a true statement... and the other always was uttered as I walked in to Hi-Spot my Jr and Sr years...: "OUT!" Ah, the trials and tribulations of youth... I sure hope these two Nevada Day guys enjoy their day so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rex DAVIS ('49) and Bobbie "Tuna" MATTSON ('64) on your special day, October 31, 2013!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2013 ~ November, 2013