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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ November, 2013
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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 ~ 11/01/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Roger GRESS ('61), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MEFFORD ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy WILLOX ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Micki LUND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dianne TERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat THRAPP ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Thank you to the many of you who responded to my post about the Flake family! They wouldn't recognize the house, it has been so extensively remodeled. Although I'm having a hard time trying to figure out where things should go and which things should go 'away', I am happy here and know I will be for a long time to come. Being across from Lewis and Clark school, I expected lots of goblins and ghosts, but here it is 7:30, Halloween night and none have arrived! I think it is nice that schools and churches are giving parties to keep the kids safely off the streets. Bomber regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Wow! What a shock! "Lefty" Dave KUNKLER ('54) buying lunch. Musta won big at golf or hit the lottery. All of which is beside the point. The ol' propeller beanie is getting a work out this week. Got tipped yesterday, will get tipped today and again tomorrow. I know the suspense is killing, but I won't divulge tomorrow's recipient until the proper time. As for today, let's just say that he is a fellow member of the class of '54. A renowned athlete (football and baseball), and dubbed by Bill GRIFFIN ('54) as "Tank." He is also married to a Bomber Babe (and fellow classmate) who volunteered him to stand for Club 40 class rep for our class. He has also taken on the task of helping to round up stray fellow classmates so that there will be a great leap in attendance at the upcoming 60th anniversary of our graduation. A hearty Bomber "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Jim MEFFORD ('54). See you at the party. I join with Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) in hopping Marguerite GROFF Tompkins ('54) gets over what ever it is that she has, and will be able to join us at the reunion. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are currently between storms, and the war of the leafs continues. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of 1961) Happy Birthday, Judy! -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62), Ernie TRUJILLO ('59) Re: Pat TRUJILLO Since you mentioned Pat TRUJILLO, and since it is Halloween; I remembered I had this picture of her in the October 27, 1961, edition of the Sandstorm as a witch with her "new modern broomstick". http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ham/131101-1961SS.jpg -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: love them birthdays! Here we go again sports fans (I am such a sports fan) two Bomber- babes in the news today... no film at 11 tho... sorry... one I saw just a few weeks ago in Richland and the other I haven't seen inna while tho I used to see her every trip I made to our little town... what would this world be without Bomber-babes... desolate... I mean VERY desolate... I can't even imagine life without Bomber-babes... Oh yes, they can be a trial at times... two of the Class-mates of one of today's babes keep me on my toes constantly... Oh they're cleaver... they play sooooo innocent and coy... drop little bomb shells with every other email during the day and then wonder why the guys seem to take everything they say wrong... they would never ever suggest something as Bomber-guys think they mean... devious... that's what they are... and VERY demanding!... But hey... that's what being a Bomber-babe is all about... You all know we were all Gaa Gaa over all of you in the day and are very apt to trip over our feet today when we see you... yup you pretend not to notice... but I gotcher numbers girls... of course today's Babes would NEVER fall into that category... what am I saying? They're Bomber-babes... it's just the way things are! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judy WILLOX ('61) and Micki LUND ('63) on your special day, November 1st, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Re: Rex DAVIS' ('49) Birthday Must wish Rex a Happy Birthday. He was kind enough to let a weak kid work out with his gymnastics team to stay in shape for baseball. He tricked me into competing on the tramp. OK, the HYATT twins ('63-RIP) gloated me to go it. I still tell my G-kids, I used to be a gymnast. It will be a tough story when they realize what real gymnasts look like from the Olympics. Even so, Rex was most gracious when we crossed paths at WSU & Bomber reunions. We all envy his never-aging looks & physique, but I want good memory. Hope the Bday was enjoyable. Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) Re: For a Nov. 4th Birthday To: Betti AVANT ('69) Betti - This has been a heck of a year for you! You've shown amazing strength & courage in your fight with cancer. Happy Birthday, girl, and hope you have many more birthdays to come! Also, I'm so glad that you were able to move back to Bomberland!!! Bomber Birthday Cheers, -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Pat DORISS ('65), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BEAULIEU ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOWIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita JOHNSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ROE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich JACOBS ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) As promised in yesterday's post, the ol' propeller beanie makes its second appearance for the month of November. This time, the tip is for a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. For some reason (perhaps the aging portrait of Bridgette Bardot on velvet hanging in the attic) she is the same as she was back in the day. I hope this finds her and her companion in good health. She truly deserves a lot of happiness, and of course, many, many best wishes on her birthday. So, a rousing three cheers and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Norma LOESCHER ('53) on this day of days. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers predict a wet November, which will make the leaf war all the harder. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Thank you for sharing the darling picture of Pat TRUJILLO ('62), she was always a lot of fun. Wish she'd write into the Sandstorm and tell us what she is up to these days. We had trick or treat tonight, the threat of high winds and rain called it off in almost all of southern Indiana last night (we did get heavy winds and rain about midnight last night.) I had about a hundred cute trick or treaters here. All the little ones had parent watching from the sidewalk, one little girl needed her mom to come up with her... cute... Warren thinks they should come on Halloween period... I like the idea of a trunk safe Halloween at a square or something... Fun memories seeing that picture of Pat. Think I'll send it on to Carol RICE Forister ('62) as she doesn't read the Sandstorm either, but she was on the Sandstorm team/class... -Helen CROSS Kirk (The plutonium class of '62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Classy Ladies of '65 Lunch DATE: Friday, November 8th, 2013 TIME: 12:30--2:30 PM WHERE: Sterling's Steak, Seafood & Salad Bar, 890 GWWay To: All Classy Ladies of '65: Mark your Calendar for next Friday [11/8] then join us for lunch at Sterling's Restaurant on GWWay in Richland! Good food, good friends, and lots of conversation. If you don't live too far from the Tri-Cities, please consider joining us for a couple hours! If you can't make it next Friday, then perhaps next month or next year! Our lunches are held on the second Friday of the month--each time at a different location! If you'd like to join us or have any questions, contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) I want to join Dunc SINCLAIR ('65) in sending my very best Birthday wishes to Rex DAVIS ('49) [on 10/31]. Rex rescued me from a life of athletic (mostly) failure by teaching me tennis at a very early age. I not only liked it a lot right away, I realized quickly the prime benefit: I got to hang around Riverside Park most of the summer instead of being home and harassed by FOUR sisters. Rex was a great teacher and just fun to be around... very positive. I still play twice a week and every Monday night I play with a group that includes two retired teachers who knew Rex from their WSU days. I now, I willingly spend time with Cougars! Anyway, hope all is well with Rex, a classic Richland guy! -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim TRUJILLO ~ Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/13 ~ FALL BACK at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jesse MALLORY ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: ...on finding Jill HAVERFIELD ('64) I had spotted a Pat Haverfield in the 9th grade in a 1964 Warrior yearbook from Chief Jo. I also found Wendy Haverfield as a 7th grader in the same yearbook. Guessing that they might be related I put out my call for help. Through the Alumni Sandstorm last week, my quiet plea for help was answered by (1) Rex CASILLAS ('67) ~ "Pat Haverfield was a good friend of mine. In the summer of 1964 the Haverfields moved to Weslaco, Texas. I spent the summer of 1966 down there with the family. Jill was away at college at the time (I do not know where she studied). In 1967 the family moved again to Metairie, LA. I lost track of them/ did not keep in touch. That?s all I know." (2) Joe FORD ('63) confirmed some Dallas area phone numbers for me. (3) Susie DILL ('64) verified the family had indeed moved to Texas during the summer of 1964. She also indicated, "Jill's dad's name may have been Dr. Lysle E. Haverfield. I saw a paper co-authored by him that had to do with entomology and Hanford." After making a number of phone calls, I spotted a 1969 newspaper clip on line that list Wendy Haverfield being a bridesmaid in a Texas wedding in Weslaco, Texas. Score a big 10 for our side! The bride's new married name was very unusual and I found her in a matter of minutes whereas I chatted with the husband of the (1969) bride who indicated they were good friends with Wendy Haverfield (;-) (Jill's sister). I was requested to send a letter rather than email or call. That all happened on Friday so am keeping my fingers crossed that a 1964 Richland Bomber missing for almost 50 years will be interested in being found! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: New '66 CK pictures Below are the links to the new CK pictures from Barb FENNESSY ('66). Please add the missing names and confirm the question marks. 4B - Mrs. Dolan 4A - Sister Vincent Mary 5A - Sister Mary Willasene 6A - Sister Laura Jean Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: DLST I meant to send this for Saturday and forgot. I hope you all remembered to reset your timepieces back an hour at 2:00 AM on Sunday [today] or you're going to be an hour early for whatever you have planned. The winds have been howling most of the day [11/2] here in Richland. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul WEICHEL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karyn GROB ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Betti & Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darren McINTYRE ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Dunton (Teacher) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: BD Wishes I'd like to wish my brother Robert a happy birthday as we celebrate #63. Have a good one. Re: New picture of my hair http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ava/131103-Hair.jpg Most recent picture was taken today (Sunday, 11/3/13) and as you can see I really do have hair. Growth is since June (the 3-way [now 4-way] picture with the bald head is the way it was in June, also). -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54), Judy WILLOX ('61) Roger GRESS ('61), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles COX ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CAMERON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curtis GUNTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gerald STEIN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Bill Dunton's (teacher) birthday Here's a happy birthday to the best music teacher in the history of the Richland School System. He made learning fun. And in addition to that, he had the sweetest wife (RIP) around. -Jim WATTS (Adopted Class of '54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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! November: Yum! I can smell that turkey in the oven already. But before that, you should bring your favorite pilgrim, Indian, turkey and especially your favorite Veteran 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. Veteran's Day: November 11, 2013. God bless our Vets and all our military! WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 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. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Curtis GUNTER (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Curtis. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 Planning Meeting Our next 50 year reunion planning meeting will be November 16th at The Red Lion in Richland. We will be meeting at noon. Please join us to help plan a great reunion in August, 2014. If you have some ideas that you would like to share with the committee please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64). We hope to hear from you! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mama said they'll be days like this OK I know that was the Shirelles, but I switch gears kinda easily and it reminded me of a few songs that were supposedly performed by the Crystals that were done by Darlene Love and the Blossoms... I guess she's received enough recognition for the great work she's done but I think I would be a little ticked if I turned on the radio and my song was getting credit from another group... As if I'm ever gonna "have a hit recud" (can't remember what song that line comes from but I always liked the way he said "recud")... as you can see my mind is Wandering today... It all started out just fine... first trying to get an answer as to whether or not the other side was gonna pay the judgment from my last case or I'd have to spend more of the client's money... no straight answer so I assume my last case is still not over... grrrrrrrrrrrrr... then I went to the Bank which was ok... then tried to contact Triple A arbitration to see what time my class will be over so I can fly back to Vegas and then to Seattle for the Oly meet up with the Gold Medal Class of '63 in December... hadda leave a message... still no return call... then I took a new (but bought a while back) tire to the tire store and because it is over 4 years old they can't mount it... this has become quite a problem at times... you have to be sure you know when your tire was manufactured as many tire dealers have a lotta old stock in the warehouse... but Federal regulations forbid them from repairing or mounting a tire older than 4 years... so if you get a 2 year old tire with a 60,000 mile warranty... big whoop (just remembered Brook Benton "Hit Record")soooooooooo anyway I took the tire to the tire store I usually frequent hoping I'd get someone who wouldn't examine a wrapped tire too carefully... duh... so off to the llanta store where they don't ask and don't tell... now because I'm running 70 some year old Kelsey-Hayes wires on a 27 Ford Roadster, even tho I have made them as air leak proof as possible I still run tubes... now tubes for these can run about 25 smackers... I had just put new tubes in these tires in June and had an extra set with me, front and rear, just in case... well the guys looked at the tubes as tho I was from mars... bad sign... they stuffed the tube in the new tire and all seemed to be ok... then they started poking inside... pretty soon I heard 25 bucks hissing out... so I produced a new one... this time things went well... then he started to put the tire on the car without balancing... oh my... I knew I should have driven the hour to Logandale to my own tire shop... but nooooooooooo... so I'm hoping that the balance is good enough for the trip to El Marage dry lake on Thursday for the races... we decided to drive roadsters yesterday when it was almost 80 degrees... today in the 50's-60's I'm not so sure... so I certainly hope that the birthday Boy's day is much better!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gerald STEIN ('66) on your special day, November 5, 2013!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky RULON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Elden "Gene" E. DeGraw (Bomber Dad) Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Gene DeGraw who passed away on October 31, 2013, at the age of 93. His viewing will be from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, November 8, at Memories at Sunset Event Center. Funeral will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 9, at the LDS Thayer Chapel in Richland. He and his wife, Becky, had six children: Richard (?63) (Carol Clark) of Ocean Shores, WA; Robert (?66) (Ronna Durtschi) of Las Vegas, NV; Suzanne (?69) (Gary) Griggs of Richland; Michael (?75) (Debra Hanson) of Las Vegas, NV; Martin (?77) (Janet Stanfield) of Las Vegas, NV; and Kimberly ('80) (Doyle) Jarman of Pleasant Grove, UT. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Danny HOOPER ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1945 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WEAVER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie SMYTH ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just in case there's not a lot going on, and hopefully David is now fully inflated, its time for the ol' propeller beanie to make an appearance. Not one tip of it, but two; one for a Bomber Babe, and the other for one of the younger crowd. So, let's hear it for Marilyn DeVINE ('52) and Dan HAGGARD ('57) on this all important day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rain continues in the valley, and the snow is staying above pass levels for the moment. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Dan HOOPER ('64-RIP) I was saddened to learn of the passing of Dan in yesterday's Sandstorm. I met him the first day of school in 1961. We had just moved to Richland three months before and I did not know anyone my age for the whole summer. We became good friends. I went to a lot of the Bomber football games with him and his father, and basketball games with him. We also saw a number of movies together--watched "PT 109" with him, his father, and his sister. For a period of time every Saturday he would come over to my house or I would go over to his and we took turns driving around the boonies outside of Richland. Areas which are now covered with houses. I saw less of him in college and military days, but when I was married, he was my best man. By then he was out of the Army and I was still in the Navy. Used to see him quite often in the '70s. They gave us their old kitchen stove soon after I got out of the Navy to replace the old A-B stove in the B house we were renting. He helped me move and I helped him move. I saw less of him in the 1980s and after 1992 when I moved to Kennewick and started working nights I don't remember seeing him but one time. That was 2010 in the office at Sunset Memorial Gardens where I went to get information on a Bomber I used to work with so he could be added to the Veteran Tribute Panels for the Y2K+10 reunion. He was sitting down and only saw me from the back or maybe a little from the side and recognized me. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: fun how we have so many wonderful friends I gotta say... just after Halloween is sure a great time of year... if ya play yer cards right you have all the best candy that you'd never just go out and buy to eat for days and days... This year I got two good sized bags at Wally-World... they had Milk Duds, Kit Kat bars and... gassssssssp Heath Bars... now I have never gotten Halloween candy with Heath Bars before and they were some of my favorite candy as a kid... along with Big Hunk and a few others... oh man, you cannot believe my delight to be munching away on these... and since Heath Bars were always like the smallest candy bar in the world... these seem almost full sized... my only problem is that I don't know when to stop... I usually stop just one or two more than I should and then moan all night with a tummy ache... but it's almost worth it! So I'm wondering just what kinda candy my Bomber-b-day kids have left or if they were unlucky enough to actually have kids come and trick or treat... One of the kids... the Bomber-babe, I met through a friend several years ago... the other I have known since 2nd grade... I dated his sister so it was kinda a double treat going to their house... I learned a few years back that she can still work magic with her eyes and just make my heart melt... He on the other hand never quite had that effect on me but we were good buds... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) and Jimmy (ok... Jim) WEAVER ('64) on your special day, November 7, 2013!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dona McCLEARY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Spencer HOUCK ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is one of those birthdays it doesn't pay to forget. If you don't believe me, just ask Larry ('57)... hasn't been the same since he forgot the first one. All that being said, today's honoree is indeed a Bomber Babe and a force of nature. To top it all off, I can call her "Friend and Fellow Classmate from The Class of '54". She is also a keeper of the flame. For Dona McCLEARY ('54), a big tip of the ol' propeller beanie. I hope that you have a very nice day despite the weather, and that Larry takes you somewhere other than the West Richland Burger King. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are having a "wind event" as I write this ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Nadine REYNOLDS ('61), Duane LEE ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou DeMEYER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick BOEHNING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kandy SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERCE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SCHILDKNECHT ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill SCOTT & Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) Re: Baron aka "Green" http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Rey/131109-00.htm At the Tucson Dog Show today [11/8/13], Regal Baron of the Desert was Winners Dog and Best of Winners earning the last point he needed to be an AKC Champion. He is the fourth of the puppies from the Shelby/Rhett litter of 9 to finish his Championship. We have one more dog from that litter that we are showing and she only needs 8 more points. When she achieves her Championship that will put Shelby in the Mastiff Hall of Fame for producing 5 Champions. Needless to say we are very pleased Dave COCHRAN ('61) & Nadine REYNOLDS Cochran ('61) ~ Sahuarita, AZ where the weather is fabulous for a dog show and the forecast is mid 80s for the remainder of the Dog Shows (3 more days). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Did you know that Jackie Kennedy?s blood spattered pink dress suit from her husband?s assassination has never been cleaned and is stored in the National Archives. It will not be put on display to the public until 2103!!! (As per wishes of the Kennedy family). Guess none of us will ever see it. See what interesting things you come across in the AARP newsletters. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Shorty Holloway (Bomber Dad) Holloway Guitar at the Antiques Roadshow http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201206T01.html Shorty Holloway is Aaron HOLLOWAY's ('64) dad. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Saturday Birthdays Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh man... I am stupid, stupid, stupid! how can I write something on my cheat sheet and forget to put it on my yellow stickie?????? Cuz I'm stupid stupid stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!! Julie SMYTH ('69 WB total Bomber-babe) had her special day on Thursday, November 7, 2013, and I ... I... oh poop... I just blew it! HB, Sweets! Frank WHITESIDE ('63) sent me a "joke" about retirement the other day... the thing that hit me the hardest was one that said there is just not enough time! So right... I've been trying to get things squared away so I can take a CLE (continuing legal education) in L.A. just before the '63 chowder whatever in Oly in December... I contacted the people putting on the class to see when the last day was over so I could get home, dump one suitcase, grab another and fly out to Seattle. Then asked Terry DAVIS ('65) how long it would take to get from downtown to LAX at rush hour... then got a hold of Cecilia BENNETT ('65) to see what time she could get to SeaTac... promising to make my reservation as soon as I got finished with the SEMA show and a viewing for a dear departed friend... well I didn't get the reservation done but as you read this I will be driving home from the Dry Lake at El Mirage and will get it done fer reals... but now I'm sending this to Maren ('63 & '64) so it can be posted on Saturday to be on the right day for the B-day kids... Frank, you were so right! Hope to see them both in December and sure hope I don't goof up between now and then and hafta sit at the little kid's card table all by my lonesome! (oh the agony of it all)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dick BOEHNING ('63) and Kandy SMITH ('63) on your special day, November 9, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Veterans Tribute Set Sunday ~ 11/8/13 Tri-City Herald http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/131109-Vets.jpg A Veterans Memorial Tribute starts at 1:30pm Sunday at Memories at Sunset in Richland. The tribute honors 62 Mid- Columbia veterans who never received proper military funeral honors. It shows support for the veterans or any loved one who was an honorably serving veteran. I recognize several names of people including Larry Fischer, Jerry Forsythe, John Lachapelle, Lyle Mineer, Eldon Jack Pahl, Charles Veverka and Ted Wood. Thank you to all Veterans for your courage, bravery and service as we honor you this weekend and always! Pease to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/13 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jeanie TURNER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene CONLEY ('48) http://bioproj.sabr.org/bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&pid=2733&bid=1202 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl DVORAK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike ROWE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee SHIPMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred MEEKS ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch Can hardly wait to see who shows up for this fun time. We hope to see YOU next Saturday. PLEASE JOIN US!!! If you are in the Vancouver / Portland area, we would love to see you at our lunch this coming Saturday. It is always a great time and lots of interesting conversation. WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant - on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Exit #1 - Drive straight to the river & into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. We meet in the Sun Room. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu PLEASE RSVP: Email or phone me. -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! Why is seems like just yesterday we wuz all hangin' around the Tavern... Tun's I think... wonderin' what ta do... HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) says ta me, he says: "Whatcha wanna do?"... N I says: "Ion'tknow" N he says... Let's form an elite fighting Corps N I says: "OK" and 238 years later here we all are... I could not recite the names of all Bomber Marines if I tried (and I have tried) so lemme just say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES on our special day, November 10, 2013!!!!!!!!! And for good measure: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gene CONLEY ('48) on your special day, November 10, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS (S/Sgt USMC '65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Happy Birthday Marines Wishing all my brother and sister Marines, a very Happy Birthday. Semper Fi -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/13 - VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), John CAMPBELL ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted NETH ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ECKERT ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR ('54wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) So, the Marines have had yet another "birthday", so a hearty "bravo/zulu" to them (for the unintiated that's a "well done"). But on to other matters. First off, a Bomber anniversary to celebrate. Jerry BOYD ('52) married Patsy McGREGOR ('54) on this date. Have a very nice celebration, guys. And now, a triple dip of the ol' propeller beanie, for a Bomber Babe, and two Bomber guys. The Bomber Babe, I don't really know, but like many have admired her from afar. The two guys I do know. Let's have a hearty "Happy Birthday" for Bev COATES ('52), Jack SINDERSON ('53) and Ted NETH ('55). Of course, today is Veteran's Day. Hats off to one and all Bombers who have served. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we may have a dry day or two. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) To: All Vets Thanks for your service, and the sacrifices that you made for our country; Happy Veterans' Day! -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) To all those who raised their right hand and put on the suit, and to any other Life Members of the Agent Orange Health Club, Happy Veterans Day. ?The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one?s country? -George S. Patton Jr. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) I wish a happy birthday (November 11th) to long time friend and classmate Don BRACKENBUSH ('63). No matter how much time passes, I know you're older than I am, even if only 4 days. Time to start planning a road trip next summer, so dust off the old '69 Firebird and get a some sunglasses for your lovely bride, Lila. We need some kind of vision to get us through the next six months of Seattle rain. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Birthday, my Brothers and Sisters! Wow... can you believe we went from Slimy Maggots to Salty Vets in no time at all... that's easy for me to say all these years later... I want to wish all my Veteran Bothers and Sisters a Happy Vets' day. As Jimbeaux ('63) pointed out a few weeks ago it has been quite a while, but we will never forget our Summer Vacation! We were fortunate, Our time was 12 or 13 Months. For many who went before it was for the duration... Many younger people have done tour after tour... I recognize that many in our age group did the same... Friday and Saturday I was at El Mirage dry lake for the speed timing... what a rush... it was free for Vets on Saturday but I had come in the day before so I missed the free pass... As I drove my '27 Ford Roadster out to the pits (well over a mile with zero visibility) I was so excited I couldn't stand it... it was like driving on the moon... Terry DAVIS ('65) called to ask me a question... I answered and then tried to share my excitement... of course Mr. Me Me Me had accomplished his task and he hung up as I was babbling away... some things never change... I immediately called Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and I'm sure sounded like a total goof just going on and on... you'da thunk it was my first Christmas or something... the grin never left my face the whole time... that was rather evident from all the grit in my teeth... talk about filthy... reminded me of the first time I slept in the mud back in '67. I still remember the total surrender I felt that night... never thought about it again... but that first night was... well I don't think I can say what I was... don't have the words... the ONLY disappointment of the entire trip was one guy I don't enjoy traveling with whining that he wanted to go back to town when he ran out of beer... we were all a bit disgusted (that's BS... we were totally ticked off!)... that night after dinner we went to the store to buy sandwiches and water for the next day... he bought half the beer in Food 4 Less and wanted to know if we wanted to split everything 4 ways... I said "Sure, all but your beer"... you'da thought I called his Mama a bad name... he got his when we left for home... he finally hadda swerve off the road for an emergency stop... then when we stopped for gas he missed the exit... dunno how he finally got to where we were but he was flying when he hit the gas station entrance at almost full speed... screeched in a parking space and went sprinting to the rest room... we got a HUGE laugh... kinda reminded me of my 25th Reunion when at lunch, a table of about 15 noticed I wasn't drinking... when I said I didn't drink any more the entire table of kids all but yelled in unison: "Thank God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I echo those words every morning and every evening and often in between. Well I got off track but again, let me welcome all my Brothers and Sisters home and Thank You for your service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Steve BRACKENSICK ~ Class of 1985 ~ 1967 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arlene HORNE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane CROSS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Author to hold talk on new book Saturday 11/10/13 Tri-City Herald "C. Mark Smith will talk about the subject of his new book, Community Godfather: How Sam Volpentest Shaped the History of Hanford and the Tri-Cities on Saturday. Smith, Richland?s former economic development manager, spent 18 months writing the biography of Volpentest, who used his political connections and persistence to bring jobs and infrastructure to the Tri-Cities until his death in 2005. The talk will be at 2 p.m. at the East Benton County Historical Society and Museum, 205 Keewaydin Drive, Kennewick. The book is expected to be available in late November or early December." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CARSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc FRANCO ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue DIX ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Veterans' Day Yesterday morning the University of Washington sponsored a Veterans Appreciation Day near the center of the campus. Late by email, Alumni Association vets had been notified and invited. Imagine at the memorial turnaround by the flagpole, an arc of seven or eight white tent covers in case of rain; the Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC units smartly in formation (each with four rows of ten); several military award winners at the main platform, dignitaries including the UW president; and some Congresspeople who mingled briefly and shook hands even with me; and a small crowd of onlookers. The Husky band did their thing, and then came several speeches (all mercifully short)... AND -- maybe also present barely enough veterans to fill only a dozen or two folding chairs. Not more. Very weird. One ol' vet' with crevassed face and large ears and a mop of white hair under his VFW cap spied me and angled briskly to my side to say: "you look a bit older (!!!), maybe we can sit together." He (Ralph) was at Normandy, and as a pilot had even known a few of the Doolittle pilots who flew to Tokyo off of the earlier version of my carrier, the USS Hornet. So we talked, and laughed a bit. Said he under his breath: "We beat the s*** outa the Germans." I declined to mention that I am 50% German. Like me, his son was in southeast Asia in the late '60s. A World War II vet in a wheel chair received the distinguished alumni vet award from President Young, and then in the strongest voice of all he gave a rousing biographical speech--after "the War" he founded and managed Roman Meal Bread, and is still on the board--and ended by barking "Go Huskies!" 59-7 over Colorado last Saturday. Much spontaneous rejoicing at this point. Circling at the perimeter of the event was an older woman in a ground-length black shroud and carrying a doll baby smeared with catchup, and a homemade placard. The writing in red and black--on one side "My father was at Normandy" and on the other "No war-- not the children, not the children". I thought to myself, "yes but, we are all someone's children in an imperfect world". Later at the end of it all Ralph spied another walking relic in a London Fog raincoat, as the small crowd now stood to leave, and announced, "Hey, I think I know that guy." A few seconds later they were grinning, speechless and eyeball to eyeball--maybe they hadn't seen each in a very long time. Small world. Then, off to an indoor reception for cake and champagne for all. Mingling with the cadets it occurred to me that were it not for the many young and even tiny ladies in uniform, it would probably be necessary to reinstitute the draft. Also, I couldn't help but notice, there's the cost saving from tailoring twice as many uniforms from the same amount of fabric. A salute to all. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Donna NELSON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken NEAL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorraine WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael West RIVERS ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jo GARRISON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DELSING ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) I retired from teaching but substitute and Friday sat with a 3rd grade class through a most moving Veterans' Day Assembly. Organized by the music teacher... she played each branch of service song and in the audience each member of that branch stood... they were given a carnation and the assembly clapped for them. Brought tears! She also explained the POW empty table which was news to me. Taps was played ending the assembly. So moving and thank you to everyone retired and active. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Town Crier The Birthday Bomber-babe is the one I always count on to keep me up to date with alla news that's fit to print and then some. If there is something going on in Bomberdom I know she'll have the straight skinny... as I recall, the other day she actually posted some "new" Christ the King Photos... I studied those puppies pretty darned carefully and I am VERY sure there is no way "Stump" O'ROURKE could possibly have managed to recapture that boyish look... so I do believe that those were actually old pictures... not complaining... just stating what I believe to be the facts... it's always great to see the B-day babe in June more often than not with her other half ('66) in tow... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) on her special day, November 14, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Chief Jo Warrior Yearbook (9th grade for '69, 8th grade for '70 and 7th grade for '71) Currently I am scanning the '66 Chief Jo Warrior. So far I have scanned 43 pages and noticed that the following need to be redone as there are a lot of faces colored out with markers. If any of you have a '66 Warrior the following pages need to be rescanned at 300 dpi and at about 2100 by 2900: Page 8, 9th grade BEC - CAR Page 10, 9th grade DAU - GIL Page 15, 9th grade O?C - REC Page 16, 9th grade REC - SAR Page 17, 9th grade SHA - STI Page 19, 9th grade WAL ? ZWI Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jack GROUELL ('61), Roger GRESS ('61) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LATTIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet TYLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Owen PERKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris STADE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maureen BARBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina SHELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara MAFFEI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg McELROY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg ALLEY ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GROUELL ('61) To: Classy Ladies from '61 Thanks for the Birthday Card [on 10/22]! -Jack GROUELL ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) Happy Birthday, John... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Happy Birthday Brother Mick Hey, its time again - NOV. 15 - to celebrate Micky HEMPHILL's ('66) birthday. Would someone PLEASE get a shot of Jameson for my little bro for me. I can't be there for another couple of weeks. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber Pals are the best As some may recall, I left Richland after joining the Marine Corps and for some stupid reason didn't return home for 20 years... I didn't get the enjoyment of continuing friendships right a way and building new ones... upon my return guys were talking about Bill and Bob and John and Dan, etc... often they were talking about kid's Dads they had got to know out at Hanford and around town... I mean the only name I knew Dad's by was Mr! I guess I thought we were the first generation to have first names (middle names too if we were in trubel)... I also learned that many guys roomed together in college and widened their universes after Col-Hi... One of the b-day guys was Lyman POWELL's ('65) room-mate in college... just knowing these two guys makes me shudder at the thought... then to hear their stories I know I'da ended up in Walla Walla (and not in the peas) had I hung around much longer... as it was, the Shelby County jail was as bad as it got... well, there was a short stay in the brig but I'm not counting that... there is a fairly new (like it ain't by the Hag or Bob Wills or anything) song about the Shelby County Jail if ya are up to finding it... pretty much sums it up... I've hadda ball knowing the two b-day guys during the years... the Senior guy was born with a bionic eye... he manages to film just about everything he sees and he's much more computer savvy than I... he sends the greatest slide shows of cars and such... I really envy that... I can send posts to the Sandstorm and can answer my phone ("hello")... that's my tech abilities tho I did get an atta boy for texting Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) the other day... geez I didn't know you could tell who a text was from... good thing I didn't send heavy breathing or anything like that! I only seem to see one of the b-day guys when I'm in Richland tho I always try and call him on his b-day... the other I will see in December if his Grandmother's car will get him to Oly... HAPPY BIRTHDAY John CAMPBELL ('63) and Mick HEMPHILL ('66) on your special day, November 15, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Warrior annuals Thank you, Gary BEHYMER ('64), who will be sending me the '66, '67, '68, '69, '70, and '71 Warrior annuals to scan. Re: My birthday I received so many birthday messages, cards, roses and gifts from family and friends on my 65th birthday on November 14, and I want to say how much I appreciated all of them!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a much cooler Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Murl COX ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Mari SCHUCHART ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wally ERICKSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LARSEN ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa CANTRELL ('71) '53 BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Duane LEE ('67) & Valerie NIELSEN ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: da do run run Spent my day as a parts runner... I don't like the job... This town sucks... no more real parts stores or hardware stores... just a bunch of chains... oh I guess I coulda gone over to So-cal but then Lenny woulda wanted to give me a big discount and I hate to take advantage of friendship... biznuss is biznuss... even then I doubt they'da had all the stupid stuff I needed... gotta go take my class to renew my CCW or whatever ya call the concealed weapons permit inna morning... long boring class... we should just be able to renew them... uh maybe let's pretend I didn't even mention that... don't wanna start a war inna SS... good friend a mine is inna hospital but I can't talk about it cuz he doesn't want his big sis to find out... one of our buds said he was peachy... just a little bruise... that little tale was a bit less than candid... Sorry Mick ('66) for not making my yearly call... I think this is the first year I've missed... rats! Nice to hear yesterday's b-day girl got roses... I didn't get no stinking roses on my 65th... sniff sniff... I don't have any for today's B-day Bomber-babe either so I'll just tell her I've always wanted to get her off to the drive in and and and... well, maybe that's not the same as roses... ok I take it back... but I have liked her a whole bunch alla years I've known her... and she is cute... oh heck with it... I take back what I took back so there! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) on your special day, November 16, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mari SCHUCHART Marchbanks ('74) To: Greg ALLEY ('73) HAPPY BIRTHDAY [11/15]! -Mari SCHUCHART Marchbanks ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Karen INGALSBE Greenwell ~ Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim MOORE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom STORMS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb HOGAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HOGAN ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Tony Padilla coming home for fundraising concert on 11/25 in Kennewick to benefit Trios Health (formerly Kennewick General Hospital) rom 11/15/13 Tri City Herald "There are many ways to describe Anthony "Tony" Padilla besides a gifted pianist. He's a hometown boy, a Richland High grad known worldwide for his performance style, and an unassuming man who has left an indelible mark on the music world and the hearts of many in the Tri-Cities. Padilla comes home to the Tri-Cities on November 25 for a fundraising concert for Trios Health, formerly Kennewick General Hospital. Padilla, who began playing the piano at age 3, grew up in Richland, the son of Andrew and Zosie Padilla (both deceased.)" http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/131117-Padilla.jpg -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Karen INGALSBE Greenwell ('68-RIP) I have only positive memories of Karen. Rarely in life do we meet someone so completely unpretentious. She had the sweetest spirit. I wish her family only the fondest memories. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jeanie TURNER ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) Leoma COLES ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy RIGGS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara CROWDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HARTNETT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn SCHILDKNECHT ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland/Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch ~ 11/14/13 http://alumnisandstorm.com/Lunches/Current-PDX/00.htm We had such a great time at our recent lunch. Hope more of you can join us next time. Will let you all know if we are going to meet in December or not. -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Anniversary: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER ('62) My congratulations to probably the longest married couple in our class!! Re: Other Stuff My son, Ryan just got out of the hospital after a 72 hour test to rule out a tumor in his pancreas. Prayers answered. My other son, his wife and our grandson are flying back to Indiana this next week. Bombers cheers, I have to watch the weather, as we are driving in a tornado watch!! -Helen CROSS Kirk (The plutonium class of '62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) It has been a tough week-end. My daughter, Krystal, is 41 and just suffered a stroke. Took her to the hospital in Lincoln City, OR yesterday because she had a severe headache and was so dizzy she couldn't walk. After a cat scan they sent her to OSHU in Portland and they did an mri and more tests tomorrow. She has had a lot of stress with pending divorce and her job. We hope to know more tomorrow! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ in Portland, OR at a truly great hospital! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 2 pictures from Herald http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Col/131118-stuff.jpg Re: Richland High grad lends voice to animated Disney film From 11/17/13 Tri-City Herald "Santino FONTANA ('00), a Richland High graduate, has played a prince on Broadway this past year in the lead role of Prince Charming to Cinderella. And soon he'll get to be another prince ? this time on the silver screen - when the animated Disney movie 'Frozen' opens Thanksgiving weekend. FONTANA, 31, will voice the role of Prince Hans in the story about two magical princesses whose kingdom turns to ice." Re: Swimming: Bratton, Freund win gold From 11/17/13 Tri-City Herald "Richland senior Lisa BRATTON ('14) finished her high school swimming career on a high note, winning individual titles in the Class 4A 200 IM and the 100 backstroke Saturday at the WIAA state swimming and diving championships in Federal Way. BRATTON, who is headed to Texas A&M next fall to swim, successfully defended her two titles that she won in 2012." Re: Earthquake in the Herald "RICHLAND - A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was reported north of Richland at 6:47am Sunday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Its seismic map puts the earthquake 8 miles north of Richland, close to the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that some Richland residents reported feeling in October, 2011. The USGS reported Sunday's earthquake at a depth of about 325 feet below ground." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ From a cool, cloudy and windy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Mike WAGGONER ('60) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don EHINGER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary ROSE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TRUJILLO ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WILSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DOAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Another year has passed since last I had this happy chore. It is once again time to wish Gene and Treasure a Happy Anniversary. Didn't see them at Club 40 this year; but hope they will make the trip next year for The Class of '54's reunion. Don't know for sure where and when it will be, as Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) and/or Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54) have not yet told us. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are awaiting cooler weather. 99.9% of the leaves have fallen. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: Richland earthquakes ~ Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/13 Entry from Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Tri-City Herald article about the earthquake "RICHLAND - A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was reported north of Richland at 6:47am Sunday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Its seismic map puts the earthquake 8 miles north of Richland, close to the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that some Richland residents reported feeling in October, 2011. The USGS reported Sunday's earthquake at a depth of about 325 feet below ground." ============= I wonder whether the earthquakes in the link from Ms. Haskins might be related to activities at the Hanford project. Have they been drilling out there? In Colorado we have had increases in earthquakes because of drilling, both to remove oil and to inject waste fluids. -Mike WAGGONER ('60) ~ Boulder, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Happy Birthday Wood Floors Little tough to pin down exactly when the Birthday Boy is having his birthday. While Kay Kubed has two every September, Der Kaiser has only one, but is seldom in one time zone long enough to blow out "Die Kerzen" before moving on. Let's see, if we take our time and then subtract nine hours and then add 24 hours he would be celebrating his birthday in Thailand, or if he has slipped over the boarder and is in the PRC we would add 14 hours, two cups of flour and one chopped onion. And I haven't even taken into consideration, what if he were out visiting his Flle of Enkel, Then he would be in a class all by himself, which he already is. To: Bill "Woodchuck" WILSON ('63) Happy Birthday. Thank you for all you do to make our world a better place... see you and der neue frau on the 7th and who woulda thought we'd be the last men standing [of the "front 5". Bob Hyatt, Me, You, Dick Plows, Billy Hyatt], http://rhs63.tripod.com/63LC6th-Lester02.html Re: Shoulda been in the 11/15 Sandstorm -- lost in cyber space Happy Birthday to one of the really Good Guys, no pun intended. This picture could have been taken yesterday, and it's how we all remember him. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Ham/131119-JC_BD.jpg To: John Cameron CAMPBELL ('63) Happy Birthday [on 1/15]. It's good to see that Don was overlooking your deportment even back in the 7th grade. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike McKEOWN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie FRASER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) & Lorraine WARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the olden dayz Dean HOFF ('62) seems to find the best "remember when" emails to pass around. You know the kind, with the old candy bars, skate keys and other stuff that was once so familiar to all of us...also some of the best "oldies" sites... Maren ('63 & '64) mentioned the Cimumum bare in the Sandstorm recently (speaking of membering... sorry I blew Bill WILSON's ('63) special day on the 19th)... Was I the only kid that didn't know Sparky was a puppet? http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm1999/pics/BigJonAndSparkie.jpg Man I remember sending away for a picture of him and Big John... what a shock when it came! My partner had the same awakening only worse... one time Big John and the wooden boy showed up in Vegas... my partner was blown away... we sure did have a great time growing up tho didn't we... I've mentioned before all the grade school heroes I had... especially at Spalding, maybe it was just the time in my life for emulating the older guys... I've also mentioned the b-day guy was one of those. I'd watch him and his friends playing football on the playground after school (back when schools were community gathering places and didn't have signs on them saying they are only for school use)... I yearned for the day when I'd be doing the same thing with my buds... little did I know how much I would detest sports and do almost anything to avoid going over to TRUJILLO's ('65) to shoot baskets. At that point in my life girls and music were all my little pea brain could handle... in a year or two cars would also enter that sphere of activities... multi tasking was never big on my agenda... I was pretty much that cliche about walking and chewing gum... I still recall those early days fondly and the guys I thought were just the greatest... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike McKEOWN ('60) on your special day, November 20, 2013!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Earthquake I have a theory. The little earthquake was a result of all the politicians who have been railing about the "leaks" at Hanford finding out that it isn't new and the leaks aren't what they said they were. The collective shaking in their boots focused at about 325 feet below the surface. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dee HOOVER Stoner ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Duane LEE ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CRIGLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna FULCHER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Happy Birthday to another quality product of the Richland school system from kindergarten through high school. But good luck catching this Bomber Babe at home to wish her well. She has grown fond of a nomadic lifestyle and is constantly on the go. But if you can catch up to her, she is a blast to be around (as always). Rosemary QUALHEIM Guse ('63), we hope your birthday is a memorial one. Dust off those white drill team gloves and do one more routine for old times sake. Love ya..... Duane LEE and Eva STEEL Lee **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65), George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), et. al. Re: the olden dayz One little known item from the olden dayz that I remember is shoes that I thought were called "snap jack" shoes, so I googled it. I never owned a pair, and only knew one kid who had a pair. All you had to do was pull the tongue forward, which was spring loaded and had little sliders that loosened the front of the shoe (unlaced it), put your foot in it and then snapped the tongue back. I thought that was a really cool idea, but I guess it never caught on. http://boomers-fifties-pinups.com/1950s_shoes_flapjacks.html You said, "I yearned for the day when I'd be doing the same thing with my buds..." I just recently watched an episode of "Leave it to Theodore Cleaver" and had not deleted it yet so I found the part where Beaver was feeling left out because Wally joined the Boy Scouts and went camping. He had nothing to do so he went to see Gus the elderly fireman he sometimes talks to. He told Gus about being too young to do things. Gus said to him, "You know, it's a funny thing about age Beaver. It seems the things you want to do most, you are either too young, or too old for." I was thinking that maybe George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) might want to have that put on a plaque and hang it on the imaginary wall of his nonexistent clubhouse of his OTDC, (Older Than Dirt Club). Interesting how Ward Cleaver talks a lot about the price of things, and for the first couple of years he drove a 1957 Ford, but for the rest of the series he drove new Plymouth every year. Seems like the little kids' table is mentioned quite often in the Sandstorm. Last few years wife's family has had a get-together in October because so many in her family have their birthdays in October. They have a big dining table, also bring in a large patio table in, and a folding card table. I was sitting at one of the large tables while most got their food. I got up to get my food and when I was done my mother-in-law was sitting in my place. That was OK with me, she is 98 years old and going on 99. Only place left for me was at the little kids' table, and I was the 3rd oldest there. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Kennewick, where they tell me it might get down to 16 tonight. Hope I got my sprinklers blown out right. I had a problem with one section of about four that wouldn't pop up. I probed for them many times with a screwdriver and couldn't find even one of them. Next year I am going to paint a spot on the concrete next to each one. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Big John and Sparky I didn't know about Sparky until they performed at the Uptown Theater. I can still remember lying on the living room floor in front of the big console radio to listen to their radio show. I loved them. I was SHOCKED to find that Sparky was not a little boy. When I was 21, studying in Paris, I told a young man about Sparky. That fellow was screaming, "No, No, don't say that!" And I was screaming, "It's true! It's true!" We got in trouble for disturbing the classes upstairs. I was just happy to meet someone else who remembered Big John and Sparky. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Doris M. McMillan (RIP) former Richland School District 2nd and 3rd grade teacher Doris Lawrence McMillan, a long time Richland resident, passed away November 17, 2013, in Shoreline, WA, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. In 1953 she moved to Richland and taught 2nd and 3rd grade at various elementary schools until 1959. She was born in Southwick, ID, on January 13, 1928. Services will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Find her on the Einan's website.: Below is the link to the class of '66 2nd grade class at Lewis and Clark with her as teacher: http://richlandbombers.1966.tripod.com/gs/66LC2nd-McMillan.html -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Fred MELLING ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Greg ALLEY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen SPITALERI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn BELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brent CHRISTI ('71) 11/22/63 JFK Assassination December 6 1963 Sandstorm scanned by Dennis HAMMER ('64) http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2003/Xtra/1963-12-09SSpg1.htm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64), et. al., seasoned folks Re: "The Olden Dayz" Dennis (ol' buddy), I remember "snap jack" shoes. In fact, I once upon a time in the really, really olden dayz (last century), owned a pair just like the darker ones in the picture. I think that I remember "Cordovan" (sort of a mix of black and brown, with a little red thrown in for good measure) as the "cool color." http://boomers-fifties-pinups.com/1950s_shoes_flapjacks.html I coulda been that kid that you mentioned, except that I'm so much older than you, "young feller!" They were kinda cool and easy to polish (without laces), but like anything possessing mechanical features, did not last long for me, probably due to my mistreatment, and poorly managed preventative maintenance schedule of moving parts. Today's shoes with Velcro fasteners are so much easier to manage in operation and maintenance for an old fart who possesses a "survival ration" storage pack (aka, a belly). Re: Gus' advice to Beaver Cleaver, "You know, it's a funny thing about age Beaver. It seems the things you want to do most, you are either too young, or too old for." Ain' that the truth! When I was a kid, I just couldn't wait through the few short years, that seemed to evolve at the rate of dripping molasses, until I would be old enough to drive! Now, at three score, one decade, and two times 365 days plus a few, the weeks flash by at near light speed as evidenced by "Oh damn, time to put the garbage can out ... again!" It always seems like ... "I just did that yesterday ... didn't I?" The hallowed halls and imaginary walls of my nonexistent clubhouse of The OTDC, (Older Than Dirt Club) are virtually littered with mental plaques depicting "Fig Newtons" of my imagination, mostly born of episodes related to my life's adventures relating to "Camp Run-A-Muk." The likes of "I must not let my mind continue to write checks that my body can no longer cash!," and "Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it," and "When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of Algebra," and "You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks and fewer things seem worth waiting in line for," and "Being young is beautiful, but being old is simply comfortable," and finally a favorite of mine, "One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been." My sun is slowly setting. And, being in my second childhood, I still get relegated to the little kids' table, often. But, its not so bad. The conversation is on my level, mostly unbiased and straight from the heart. And, if there's any problem ... it's with trying to get my arms around my knees, to partake from my plate ... sitting between my ankles, and oh yeah, then maneuvering, the macaroni and cheese, back toward my mouth ... around my survival pack. But, despite a few "bumps in the road" (no not the political kind), life in general is still pretty good today, as: "Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft, but today it is called fly fishing!" Thus, I close with again, many, many thanks to my old longtime "Bomber Buddy" for treating me to a fly fishing trip of a lifetime to Montana this past June, here are a few pics from the wall of my "Man Cave!" http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Swa/131122-00.htm -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA where its once again ... cold, so cold that the frozen puddle in my driveway, once again, rings with the shrill laughter of tiny little ice skaters, zipping to and fro! You just have to believe ... to see some things... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) November 22nd holds special significance to all of us who remember where we were on that day 50 years ago. I was in Seattle wishing I could be home to celebrate a special birthday in our family when that terrible news flash came across our television screen. It changed our world in ways we could never have imagined. We never celebrated that special birthday in our family that year. Today I remember and wish my Dad, Paul Beardsley, a happy 101st birthday. I miss him every day. -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Flap Jacks and Wally's little brother Had fun reminiscing with Dennis HAMMER ('64) about those Cleaver Kids, Wally, Theodore, and Eldridge... When I looked at the Flap Jacks Add I remembered them right away but have no idea how I would have seen with them... looked Like Gene Vincent in the ad... dunno if you could do the Blue Jean Bop or Race with the Devil in those puppies, but "Go Blue Caps!" give it a try... I'm sure the birthday kids would give it the ol' Bomber try... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) and Brad WEAR ('71) on your special day, November 22, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) I was sad and relieved at the same time to hear that your Mom, Shorty, finally made her way to God and Bob. You were blessed with a wonderful mother and I was blessed to have known her for the short time I did. Give the girls a hug for me. Give Van and Kip a clip on the chin. You and yours are loved more than you can know. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Greg ALLEY ('73) Re: Bomber football. The football team has made it to the final 8 in the state for class 4A. They had a playoff game in town and I missed it. My excuses were it was my birthday but mainly 30 miles per hour winds and rain. They will play Federal Way. I like the playoff format as everyone on this side of the state does not have to eliminate each other until one team goes to the Tacoma Dome for the championship game. Best game of the year was beating Kamiakin at home in 4 overtimes. Quite a long night of football. Re: Keith PRICHARD ('73-RIP) Our class lost a good man last week when Keith passed away. My first encounter with him was when I played little league for Dawson-Richards and he played for the West Richland Elks. Then the first year of pony league I get on a West Richland team, Carrigans Texaco. Coached by Earl Prichard, Sr., with Earl, Jr., and Keith as teamates. They were good and I was not. A good experience though. He was a top notch pitcher for the Bombers baseball squad. My years in high school had dreams of playing Bomber basketball but that did not turn out so well. The start of high school was the end of the Dawald era and the start of the Teverbaugh era. Our junior year in 1972 we won a state championship and it sure was fun going to Seattle and the celebration that night. Our senior season we lost the state championship to Roosevelt high of Seattle. Keith was our six foot four center. His opposition was James Edwards, a seven footer, a four year player for the Huskies and a 17 year NBA veteran. He held his own that night but we lost. Great memories. -Greg ALLEY ('73) ~ in cold, frozen Richland, where the temps are in the teens and the ice is forming everywhere. Check out Goethals Drive now that is shut off between Williams and Swift. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta KIRKWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry JONES ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DAWSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles JERMAN ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENITZER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Elaine MARSHALL ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Yesterday, the 22nd, marked the 50th year since the passing of my mother, J Olive Hodges De Vine, just hours after President JFK was shot. The Nation was in turmoil, such a shocking event that day in Dallas. My family was in mourning, not just for our mother/wife/grandmother, but for the President as well. In a way, we were the lucky ones that day... we knew she was being released from a world of pain into the glorious heaven. That day, in our family, a niece was born. On that date, a grand-daughter had been born. Because of the National turmoil, I was blessed with the privilege of preparing her clothing, hair and make-up for her funeral. Re: Pappy SWAN ('59) So happy to hear from you via the Sandstorm! Fishing photos were great. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in the "south end" of OLD Richland, where the squirrels and crows continue to entertain me with their hide and seek (peanuts, mostly) games. Wishing all a very Happy Thanksgiving. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Shoes No, you are not the kid I mentioned as I was living in the thriving metropolis of Athena, OR at the time. I had a pair of "cordovan" shoes once, I think in the early '60s. I also thought it was a really "cool color." Salesman said I should polish them two times with brown polish for every time with black polish. Eventually I got tired of trying to remember which polish I used last, and how many times, and just went to using black. I thought, well they'll just go black, but it made little in any difference in the color. Maybe the shoe salesman was just wanting to sell another can of polish. Two or three years ago a young fellow came into the store where I was working and asked me where the shoe polish was. I took him there (that section sure is small these days). Then he wanted me to explain to him how to shine shoes. He looked to me like he was maybe 20 to 25 years old and had apparently never polished a pair of shoes in his life. The thought came to me; I didn't do it... I was a good boy... but I kinda wanted to tell him I knew a place where he could learn to shine shoes! However, with all the changes in the last 40 plus years, maybe they don't call it Boot Camp anymore. Maybe they call it "Sneaker Camp." You sure are right about time moving at the rate of dripping molasses when you are a kid. It used to take forever to get from one Christmas to the next Christmas. Now days you hardly throw out the Christmas tree when it is time to buy another. When I was a kid I was amazed that there still were people around who born in the previous century... now I are one! Nice fish pictures, bet they are big enough that the elves can feast on one of them for both their Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. That is if you haven't already added it to your survival pack. To: David RIVERS ('65) I had to read your post a second time before it dawned on my why you included Eldridge with the Wally and Theodore. My mind used to operate in overdrive, (well maybe only in 3rd), but these days it sits running in idle most of the time with an occasional shift into 1st. Flap Jacks might have been good for doing the Twist. At least with leather soles you could sandpaper your shoes. The Twist would be awful hard to do with these modern day shoes. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Lee ARNOLD ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nola DAVEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darla WISE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CHRISTIAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Terry & Linda HUTSON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Re Cordovan Shoes! Cordovan was the color of the shoes worn by the Marine Corps... at least till the late fifties... don't know now what they wear, if not sneakers. But during WWII New Zealand balanced its budget by selling Kiwi cordovan shoe polish to the Marines and to us kids back home who almost to a man choose the Marine Corps color of shoe as the hottest thing since Gypsy Rose Lee. The reddish shoes were called Oxblood, and never did catch on in my neighborhood. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from soggy cold Hanford, CA where all the making of heavy Tule Fog is leaking from the clouds. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Good to hear from you, again. Miss the elves. *grin* To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Polishing Shoes/Boots I remember my dad had the "Kiwi kit"... a box, with different colored, cans of shoe polish: black, tan, cordova, a shoe shine brush and the cloth for polishing... don't know if they still "make" the boxes anymore, but it had an area on the top of it, for putting your foot, while you polished your shoes/boots. used to love to watch him, polish his shoes, loved the smell of those cans of polish. He'd polish them... after each time he wore them. If he didn't plan on wearing them right away, he'd wrap each shoe in an old sock to keep them clean and dust-free. My 18 year old grandson went to Grizzly Military Academy (in San Luis Obispo, CA), for his senior year of high school (it's "run" by the National Guard). He had two pair of black boots that had to be "spit shined"... I don't think he had ever seen a can of shoe polish til then. Kiwi-black and a cloth is all they were allowed to use... no shoe shine brush. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: so much for my attempt at humor OK... so maybe the rest of you didn't get the kick outa the three Cleaver kids as I did... It was on a postcard I framed years ago and it still sits in my curio cabinet to be discovered by my daughter some day in the future... when I found the card I almost spit my milk out my nose... still love it... ranks up there with a Red Skelton skit nobody gets any more but I still laugh my head off when I think of it... the punch line was: "Twenty minutes! Why that's less than three hours!" Ya hadda be there... Wow, it's been 48 years plus when the b-day Bomber-babe almost became the first ex Mrs. Rivers! She was saved by my pea brain in thinking we could run to Ideeho on the 4th of July and get married... I think it was Rick NEIL ('61) gived me the idea... corse he didn't say go up on a holiday... that was my brain-child. Poor Jackson KEENEY ('65) hadda ride alla way back listening to our dismay... then I realized I'd left my wallet in the bathroom of the gas station where we'd changed clothes... I didn't know the name so addressed a letter to the gas station across the street from such and so store... My wallet was returned in tact ... imagine trying that today! Been raining here for 4 days straight... well maybe 4 days and 4 nights... does that make more rain? Hadda nice lunch with Larry GOSS ('65) Friday... always good to see my buds! Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) on your special day, November 24, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Keith PRICHARD ~ Class of 1973 ~ 1955 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45) Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis SCHODT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles SOLOMON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran TEEPLE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CANTRELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie NELSON ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon RICE ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: shoes Interesting about the oxbloods. In the mid to late forties one was not well dressed without a pair of oxblood shoes - highly shined - above which were well worn cords, and a pull over sweater a size or so too large. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) ~ Beautiful here but cold. Congrats to the Cougs who won Saturday, while the Huskies did too... Barely. Big game next week. Sort of. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) To: MLou WILLIAMS ('60) Happy Birthday, MLou!!!!!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mike HARRIS ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Gus KEENEY ('57) Bill BERLIN ('56), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta ADKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BERLIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John FLETCHER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eleanor ATTWOOD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: CB LIH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill WALSER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Hawaii Jo Ann and I are in Maui to stay warm, and watch the Maui College Basketball Tournament. Arkansas opens today against California. Three ranked teams here: Syracuse, Baylor and Gonzaga. If we lose, will cheer for the Zags. Weather incredible. -Don LYALL ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill BERLIN ('56) Here I am in lovely and warm Rancho Mirage, CA (Palm Springs area) until April. We call ourselves "Rain Birds" because we are driven out of the Pacific Northwest by RAIN and not snow. I hold out my arm and tell people "...this isn't tan, its rust." if you get my drift. Up to Borrego Springs, CA for a combination Thanksgiving/ Birthday (I am 75 big ones today - 11/26) with all my kids and grandkids, who want "Papa" to be Quarterback at the Inter-Family Bowl and I told them not to forget my most important signal number... 911. FYI, Borrego Springs is located in Southern California between the Salton Sea and San Diego and has several hotels, a couple of golf courses/restaurants, etc. It is kind of "high desert" atmosphere but it has a big bad lands area to the north of town. It was once envisioned as a "second Palm Springs" but never got that far but there are 5,000 people living up there. Re: Shoes, shoe polishing and a Kiwi kit. I have one... a Kiwi polishing kit... and have had it for (let me take off my shoes so I can count this high) about as long as I have been alive. It was my Dad's War II/Korean War kit and because of all of the transfers he made, he eventually made a wooden box for all of it and that is what I have today. He had Black, Brown and Cordovan Kiwi polish but banned my liquid white polish that I used for my "white bucks" along with some kind of pink polish my Mom had. I argued that the Navy dress whites, and those of the Coast Guard, required white shoes, thus "white" was very military to which he said, "...then join the Navy and take your white polish with you..." I joined the Coast Guard and my brother the Navy but there was never any white polish in that "Army" kit... even today. He had a brush and a rag for all three colors and I still have them today. To show you that I am an old phart, I just polished my black and brown shoes and they would pass anyone's "spit polish" inspection and that was two nights ago. Ten hut!!! [See entry today from Gary BEHYMER ('64)... he sent pictures of the Kiwi kit. -Maren] Re: Puerto Rico I was just down in Puerto Rico on a project that I have been working on for the past year. In my younger days I had a "had it made" job spending my winter months at the Del Monte tuna canning plant in Ponce, PR and my summer months in Alaska with its natural air conditioning. Perfect. Three years of doing that so I got to know PR pretty well but then a gap of 25 years or so and has it changed. In San Juan they now have high tower business buildings, freeways, by-passes, etc. but the roads off the mainlines are still pretty much "Puerto Rican style," which is to say "not so good." I mention the roads there because my project is to establish a used tire remediation facility with a technology I represent. It "digests" used tires melting them down and extracting (1) the steel bands for recycling, (2) capturing the carbon black that is involved in tire manufacture and can be sold (3) refining 49% of the tire into a high grade sweet crude oil and (4) producing 15% synthetic gas, or syngas, which is really propane. Uses 100% of the tire with no noise or smell. PR creates 3.8 million used tires a year and has 8.0 million in storage with no place to go and on an island, that is a lot of space that could be used for something else. It is also a health issue in that the tires laying around in these piles collect water and are a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes and related malaria. They are also combustible and a tire pile can burn for months, even years, spewing out a lot of ugly smoke and contaminants. This is a win/win deal and the government loves me. I wish Bombers everywhere a great Thanksgiving holiday. My memories lead me back to 209 George Washington Way and T-Day dinner with Uncle Bob, Aunt Connie, Aunt Leah and cousin Beverlee SMITH Jochen ('52-RIP). Family is where it's at and I am going to have a beaut this year. And Happy Bomber Birthday to other November 26 Bombers. -Bill BERLIN ('56) ~ Rancho Mirage, CA where we had some rain the past couple of days, the golf course (we are on Tee 2, North at Rancho Las Palmas CC) is unbelievably green. CA needs the water because Lake Shasta is as low as I have ever seen it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: 11/24/13 - Border Run Jeep Adventure http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Kee/131126-00.htm -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Shoekeeper Shine Box Shoe Care Kit http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Beh/131126-00.htm Thanking some of you for the great trip in the 'Way Back Machine' this past week. Most of our Dads and many of us had 'the shoe shine kit'. My Dad's was given to him as a Christmas gift in 1955 or so I think. Shining shoes was one of the few things that Dad & I ever did together. Though I no longer use it, keep my brush and polish in a plastic bag these days, my wife knew exactly where it was but would not tell me because she thought I was planning to list it on eBay. [Dagone thing looks like it has a KEY.. so you could lock it up??? -Maren] -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: shoes Well, sure been a lotta gab 'bout kicks these days... I've always been partial to Betty Lou's new Pair a shoes myself... eeeeeeeew ahhhh ewww ah ewww, to coin a phrase... back in my early lawyering years in the big leagues I remember people always saying we ran in packs... I thought that was rather unfair... one day at the end of the MGM Fire case we were at a hearing... 8 of us and 8 of "them"... I crossed my legs and looked down the row of "us" and saw 8 of the exact same pair of black capped toed shoes... I went right out and bought 6 pair of black and 6 pair of cordovan weejuns and from then on I wore those puppies with pennies in them and wore the cap toes only with a black tie... it's true! Today we got two Bomber dudes who I'm sure never owned a pair of flap jacks but they beez way cool no matter what they wear... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill BERLIN ('56) and John FLETCHER ('64) on your special day, Nobember 26, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Hanford High grad named a Rhodes Scholar From 11/25/13 Tri-City Herald "A Hanford High School graduate will be heading to the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship next year. Growing up around Hanford helped Andrew Lea (HHS '10) develop an interest in science history. The interest grew at Harvard, where he took a class on the history of science in the Cold War. Much of that history took place near where he grew up in Richland. He will work on a master of philosophy degree in the history of science, medicine and technology at Oxford. Lea is one of three young people from Washington and one from Oregon who are among this year's group of 32 Rhodes Scholars from the United States, The Associated Press reported." Congratulations to Andrew!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very cold Richland, but temperatures are supposed to increase to the mid 40s in a few days. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/13 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Floyd MELtON ('57) Ray LOESCHER ('57), Roger GRESS ('61) George BARNETT ('63), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andrew ECKERT, Jr. ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat FUNK ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Don't have a fancy shoe box, but some where in the back of a closet there is one. Doubtful if the polish is still good. Sad news the other day, when I learned of the passing of a fellow classmate. Mike HARRIS ('54-RIP) was one of those guys that people really liked. Always with a smile. He will be missed. Think there is a birthday for someone I know, but can't remember who it might be. I know who it isn't, but that's really no help. Guess I'll just have give the propellers on the ol' beanie a wash and wax instead. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it promises to be warmer on Thanksgiving. And remember it might be hazardous to your health if you operate heavy machinery after eating all that turkey. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELtON ('57) Re: David RIVERS ('65) birthday David, you are always recognizing people's birthdays - especially Bomber Babes - which is wonderful. You, on the other hand, do not (and I can't over emphasize that enough) do not qualify as a Bomber Babe, but you do qualify as one of the best Bombers so here is wishing you a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY with family, friends and doing the things you love to do, just watch your step, HA. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID. -Floyd MELtON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray LOESCHER ('57) We generally use the term "Rain Birds" for ourselves when we escape to Southern California for a couple of months. Our location may be in the "big bad lands area" north of Rancho Mirage Bill BERLIN ('56) referred to [in the 11/26 Sandstorm]. It's in the high southern California desert called Sky Valley. It lies about 8 miles east of Desert Hot Springs and approximately 6 to 8 miles north of Interstate 10. Rather than being in the maddening crowd south of Hwy 10, this place is literally all by itself. I can hardly wait to start there again, but wait we must as our departure date is still another 6 weeks away, Lord willing. I wear my Bomber hat down there sometimes, but so far it hasn't raised a boo peep. I've often wondered how many Bombers are in the Palm Springs area. At this year's Club 40, I learned there are several in the Phoenix area from the class of '57. Might have to motor over that way this year for a visit. . It's been a year to be thankful for us. Hoping you all will enjoy the blessings of family and this great nation of ours this Thanksgiving. -Ray LOESCHER ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: David RIVERS ('65) Happy Birthday, David... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George BARNETT ('63) Re: Rivers has his day I'm sure others will make appropriate note of the Birthday boy's BIG DAY. Especially since he seems to remember EVERYONE else's day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID RIVERS ('65)!!! You're entitled to eat your cake at the BIG BOYS' table today Bye Geo. -George BARNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Well Happy Birthday To You! To: John FLETCHER ('64) Happy Birthday John [on 11/26] and many more. One could not have a better friend. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) from: Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) Cecilia BENNETT ('65) Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) What can we say that hasn't already been said about this Bomber? Well, there are some things we need to tell... He got himself into HUGE trouble last year, after blabbing and embellishing facts that happened at the December dinner at Ellen's. Some were purely innocent, but were taken out of context by the birthday boy... and some were pure fantasy! (Don't get the wrong idea, Leo '63). We shunned him for over a month... and he seemed to learn his lesson... but somehow, we three doubt it. He is under constant threat from us to keep his reporting G rated... (yeah, that's going to work!) Besides that little negative, this Bomber is our true friend and a Bomber brother. He would do anything for us, and has proven that so often. If he loves us, he loves our family and has even tried to include mine in the cultish activities of Bomber Pride. They appreciate his efforts, but don't really get it. He is the first on the scene for Bomber gatherings, and even if he has to sleep in Ellen's freezing basement with a Barbie doll and Jiminy Cricket... he is happy to don his green and gold jammies and descend the stairs. He remembers all (including all ya'll) our birthdays... is first to contact us in support and love. As we know about another Bomber BFF, the Oracle... AKA... Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63), this guy also bleeds green and gold. He sends us Bomber treats throughout the year...and lately they have been acceptable...unlike the first package I got from him that contained a strange costume...which is hanging in Ellen's closet now. He has learned his lesson on that... we think... So, Birthday Boy... don't ease up... you get no second chances if you say too much... and if he tells you we have threatened to tie him up, put a fish in his mouth, and throw him in the Columbia... don't believe him... heh heh heh... He's not afraid of Cecilia and me, but Ellen can get him very nervous. Happy Birthday David RIVERS (cute little class of '65)... We love you and can't wait to see you soon! -Ellen, Cecilia, and Mary Lou ps... one more thing... When we three scream GO COUGS!... he thinks older women are after him.. it's football, David! -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: pretty sneaky OK, Bill BERLIN ('56), dontcha know yer ol' bud will take care of you and ya don't hafta sneak inna little 75th b-day wish to yerself!!!!! Wishing Maren ('63 & '64) a safe trip and a fun time this trip! I gotta special connection with today's B-day Bomber-Dude... I've told you that each year we make the trip up to Manti, UT to Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's place for several days a paint 'n' foolishness... usually on Friday, if'n the boyz gets their work done at a reasonable hour... we head on over to the BIG cemetery and give Ed our two cents worth... for years we tried to find a way to find the spot easily... we tried counting trees and lamp posts and everything to no avail... then one day we noticed two head stones lying near the road leading to Ed's. Now the reason we noticed these particular headstones is that they made in very easy on us... Ya see Ed is the head (Rat) Fink... well these stones said "Funk" so from then on we just looked for "Funk, Funk and Fink"! Last year they slipped in a third stone so now it is Funk, Funk, Funk and Fink! True story. Ed's stone from "Rat Fink Reunion June 2008". http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Riv/131127-RatFink.jpg Well thanks to the B-day Dude's distant or close relatives for helping us out. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pat FUNK ('69) on your special day, November 27, 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Birthday greetings. Happy Birthday, David RIVERS ('65). Today is your day! Go grab some giblets... .. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Dear Bombers, It is the date for all to rejoice. Mr. David RIVERS ('65) will be celebrating his birthday today (11-27). We all enjoy his entries in the Sandstorm, and have grown to know him and love him. I hope you have a wonderful birthday, David. I also wish all the Bombers a Happy Thanksgiving this year. I am looking forward to big brother Tom ('62) and wife joining us for the festivities. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to David RIVERS ('65)! No better Marine and car buddy. I can remember being a 12 year old kid hanging out watching David and the "Big Kids" working on cars in his back yard. No doubt cutting coils out of the front end to get it into the weeds. Nothing but the best on your special day. Sag's Rule! -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/13 q ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING 27 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Howard MADSEN ('70/'71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Missing '64 Bombers Needed for 50th Reunion Aug 22-25, 2014! The following former Richland students who should have/could have/may have/moved before/and did graduate from Col-Hi in 1964 are listed as missing on the Richland Bomber Class of 1964 (Maren's web site)". Help is need in locating these NICE people. Hints are accepted (;-) Roxie ALEXANDER Mike BLACK Jerry BOSCH ~ Active on Classmates.com but has not contacted me Helen Marie BOWER Teri Ann BOYER McGrew ~ Has been found and is on Facebook.com Barbara BROWN Stan BRYANT Stan BURNETT Michael W. CALDWELL Tom CLARK E. Lewis COSENS Janice Marie CURTIS Lea CUTLER James Benjamen DAVIS Mary DELANO Donald Garretson "Don" DOUD Alfred GRAF Linda GRUNER Kaye Lynne HANSEN Jill Haverfield ~ Found & I have her email address Sandie HEDRICK John HEMINGWAY Anne Pamalee HENRY ~ Found & I have her email address Larry HERTZ ~ Has been found and is on Facebook.com Jean Olivia HILDEBRAND Roger HUDSON Sam HULETT Anna JOHNSON William "Alan" JORGENSEN ~ Found and is on Facebook.com Connie KENDRICK Annette KNIGHT Cindy KNIPPERS Dale KOHLER Diane Kay LOASBY Murray Georgine McGINNIS Eugene Delroy McVEY ~ Believed to be found in Yakima Judy MERRITT Paula MILLER John T. MORRIS Elba Ruth MURPHY Ron PARMER Richard Allen PETERSON Joanne POWERS Joseph W. REYNOLDS Beatrice RIOS Nina Linda ROMANELLI ~ Found and lives in Kennewick Peggy ROMINE Byron Paul "By" SHAW Bill SIMPSON Carol SMITH Jerry SMITH Richard Cassity SMITH Jim THOMPSON S. WARD Thomas Ray WARREN ~ Found... I have his phone number Tommy WELCH John "Drew" WIATER ~ Found... I have his email address Many of these people are NOT in our '64 Columbian nor on the 'commencement program' BUT they did attend Richland grade schools, junior high school or Col-Hi for a year or two. IF you are a sibling, friend, neighbor or have a 'hint' as to where they might be located please contact me and I will make effort to follow through to locate them (;-) http://richlandbombers.com/classes/1960s/1964.html -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/13 q 26 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis ERVIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny DUNCAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CAMPBELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOWELL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blaine HOPKINS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick POLK ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan VACH ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MEADER ('73) 11/29 CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Paddy O'Cinnamon" Today http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/cinnamonbear.htm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: For the Asking... I have one (1) commencement program from 1955 & two (2) commencement programs from 1969... for the asking. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) I don't know where this memory popped up... When I was little I think we used to eat potato chips that came out of Pasco. Does anyone else remember them? Maybe they were called Jackson's? -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/13 25 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Jim WATTS ('54) Gus KEENEY ('57), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Tom VERELLEN ('60), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Cathy GEIER ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) Matt CROWLEY ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanne TURNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill TADLOCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan KLUSMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rebecca HANSON ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CLARK ('71) 11/30 CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Weary Willy" Today http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/cinnamonbear.htm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Happy Thanksgiving I have so many things thankful For old Richland High, dust and all Where I learned how to love friends That are those living and those gone Any gender, it matters not with love. The joy and despair of sports played The same with a crush unrequited Joy and despair, the same in time. I am thankful to be an alumnus UW Soon to take on the unloved Cougar Good luck to all you Palouse bullies Including Ray STEIN ('64) unloved poet And I will be thankful again, Friday PM -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) To: Janis ERVIN ('49) Janis, My sister, Shirley ('49-RIP), wouldn't forgive me if I didn't say happy birthday [on 11/29] and many more of them. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Border Run Jeep Adventure ~ 11/24/13 Added one more picture... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Kee/131130-Jeep.jpg to those you saw here: http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2013/Xtra/Kee/131126-00.htm -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Thanksgiving greetings to all Best wishes to all Bomber Alums for a pleasant Thanksgiving with family and friends. If you are traveling, take care and be safe. Jackie and I are off to Alaska early AM for dinner with friends in Anchorage. Then to finish prep work and set up for her large annual display for Saturday in Palmer. Snow and freezing temps but they always plow the snow nicely for us. I have already packed my arctic suit and fur lined boots and gloves. It is not always a lot of fun in winter, but it is what we do. I am returning home Tuesday as I have much going on at the office. And I am building a new trailer mounted 3 position platform for launch pads. Jackie has two large displays for New Years Eve and so is staying up there to do the prep work. I will go back up on the December 20th and will be there for Xmas and fly out to Dutch Harbor for my New Years blast on the 27th. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Brad UPTON ('74) There was a potato(e) chip making place on the highway going north out of Pasco near the air port in the early '60s. Some of my associates and I would go regularly for a tour and they were very generous with samples. Nothing quite like a freshly deep fried potato(e) chip. I don't recall the name of the company and I am afraid that if I try to remember to hard something will explode between my ears. Hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving as am I, and once again thankful to have seen another one and hopefully survive to ignore Black Friday. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from a chilly near Lacey **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) I just wanted to say a BIG "happy birthday" to David RIVERS ('65) [on the 27th]. I love reading all his stuff and is so amazed that he remembers all of our birthdays. We all look forward to hearing from him. Have a great day and don't get into too much trouble now! Again.... Happy Birthday to you!! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ A cold Kennewick where they are talking of rain/snow next week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Re: Happy Thanksgiving to all Bombers! I am curious if anyone is driving from Seattle to Richland for a short trip this weekend.. like Thursday evening and return Friday evening or leave any time Friday with a return on Saturday? Thank you, -Cathy GEIER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Thanksgiving day Here's to a good Thanksgiving to Bombers everywhere. 2013 has been one heck of a year for me. I have my yearly exam next week and will see how it all ends and then begins again in 2014 (which has gotta be better don't ya think)? -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from foggy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt CROWLEY ('75) Re: Potato Chips I seem to remember a brand of potato chips from Pasco when I was growing up. Jackson's sounds familiar, but I'm not sure. I remember a package with a picture of a sagebrush on it. -Matt CROWLEY ('75) ~ Grants Pass, OR ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2013 ~ December, 2013