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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 ~ 03/01/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Janice BOOTH ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" BOYLE ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna DURBIN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HAMMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia INGHRAM ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheri LUKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana SHIPMAN ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Trains Everyone loves trains... me too. I took the train from St. Paul, MN to Pasco in August, 1943... my first trip west. WOW, the mountains. We had some Army aboard and we had much singing along the way. They reminded me I would be in the Army soon, making me feel good about landing in Japan. Thanks. We got into Pasco at 1 AM, when Dad met me. We stayed one night at the old hotel up the street. Is it still there? Then we moved into a terrible brown gov't trailer down by the river. Was it hot. but the swimming beach was just down the way. Later Bob KEPLINGER ('47) and I were workers on the SP&S with the General Railway Switch Co., putting in battery charged lights (go- stop) for the trains. My boss must have thought a lot of me because he called me JC all the time. We weren't very good at climbing poles, and we "skinned" a few. Also, getting a bit of battery juice on was a bit uncomfortable. We lived in an old gandy dancer car, staying in Kahlotus, Man, that was a thrill. Then to Cheney when we figgered to date a couple of students. Heck, they were all in their fifties and up. Summertime was for retraining. On my day off I went into Spokane the same day the Japanese surrendered. What an evening. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janice BOOTH Platt ('54) Re: My Trips By Train I've gotten a real kick out of the train stories the last few day so I've decided to share mine, too. I don't really remember much about the first one. It must have been from Springfield, IL to Denver, CO. My Mom kept saying, "Look, Janny, there's a jack rabbit". The thing was, when my Dad sent me a post card from Denver the picture on it was of a cowboy riding a horse-sized jack rabbit. And I remember that when my Dad met us, he had a mustache. I didn't like it a bit. Mom and my brother Bob ('55-RIP) and I rode the train again to Yakima when Dad went to work at Hanford. I do remember that it was pretty dirty and Mom wouldn't let us touch the window sills. Lots of troops on that train, too, I think. They were very nice to Bob and me. The three of us stayed with a family here in Yakima for a few weeks until Dad got us a three bedroom pre-fab at 806 Willard in Richland. My third trip was when I was 17. I traveled alone, first to Denver, then on to Missouri. In Denver I stayed a few days with my Grandmother's aunt. And I think it was my friend, Betty GOAKEY ('54) who was visiting there also and we got together for a bit. Then I traveled on to visit my grandparents in Missouri and they drove me to see my other grandparents in Springfield. My fourth trip was in 1969. My Dad had died in January and my Mom and I decided to take my three kids and go back and see both sets of Grandparents again. That was a nice trip and I'm glad we went as it was the last time I got to see them. -Janice BOOTH Platt ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) My apologies to Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) for not remembering her birthday yesterday. I trust you had a good day and got your share of the cake and punch. Re: Trains The Northern Pacific pulled the train to Pullman sometime in the early '60s, probably shortly after the Postal service announced they were discontinuing all railroad mail contracts. The large crowd in the 3rd picture [submitted by Dennis HAMMER ('64) yesterday at http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ham/140228-00.htm ] was either at the beginning of the school year or the end. The only time the train had that many cars was on those occasions and winter break or a big football game. Normally the train was a coach and a baggage/express/mail car. In later years this was replaced by a Rail Diesel Car which combined all three functions, but with a smaller rail crew. This train, by the way, also served Moscow, ID; which meant that on certain occasions Vandals were sharing space with Cougars. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are celebrating Wurstfest and hoping the very cold weather doesn't cross the mountains and bring snow later in the weekend **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: friends iz good for you I honestly think that I have been blessed with wonderful friends all my life. I hear people say that they have many acquaintances but only a few friends. I must say that I grew up with the greatest guys and babes in the world. We have stayed friends all these years... and not just once inna while friends but alla time friends. As years have gone by I have made many new Richland friends along the way. The b-day Bomber-guy is one of them. I have mentioned my Donut Delinquents now and then and how much I think of them. With only a VERY few exceptions, every one of those guys would give me the shirt of his back. Though I could never be as close to anyone as I am with my gang from Richland, these guys run a very close second. For this entire week, we have been over at one of the guy's shop working 7 hours a day on my 1940 Ford two door http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Riv/140301-40Ford.jpg I've had it close to 20 years and recently updated it with new suspension, engine, trans and rear end... when I brought it back from my shop in Logandale, NV, there was some minor work left to be done. Most important was aligning the fenders and hood. That's how it started but when I got it over to the other guy's shop we decided to change this and that oh yes and that too... hopefully we will finish on the b-day guy's birthday... now that's friendship... around 35 hours of donated labor... ya just don't get that every day... ... I know the b-day guy does far more than that when reunions come around... seems as tho he is always there... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John ADKINS ('62) on your special day, March 1, 2014!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Registration set for 2014 Hanford and B Reactor tours 2/28/14 Tri-City Herald "Registration will open March 3 for all state-wide tours this year of the Hanford nuclear reservation, and a day later registration will open for tours just of Hanford?s historic B Reactor. Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats for the free tours, particularly of Hanford, go quickly." Re: 4A State Regional Basketball game 8PM Friday night at Chiawana in Pasco Richland 23-0 vs Moses Lake 13-9 2/28/14 Tri-City Herald Players to watch: Richland Payton Radliff, 6-0, senior, guard, 19.5 ppg Nathan Struefert, 6-7, senior, wing, 18.8 ppg Jacob DeVries, 6-0, senior, guard, 17.8 ppg Steven Beo, 6-3, sophomore, guard, 11.3 ppg Drew McCullough, 6-0, senior, guard, 6.9 ppg Moses Lake Tyson Karstetter, 6-4, junior, forward Cesar Sandoval, 6-4, sophomore, post Josh Hirz, 6-1, senior guard The Bombers played one of their toughest tests of the season last week against Ferris, but still came out victorious even if they did score the third least amount of points in a game this season. Richland has been ranked all season in the Associated Press poll and is one of the favorites to win a state title, which would be the first for the Bombers since 1979. The Chiefs finished second in the CBBN and most pundits figure they will get steamrolled tonight, though Richland must be careful not to overlook Moses Lake and assume a ticket to Tacoma has already been punched. The Bombers feature four players that can absolutely fill it up, and six players who can handle the ball, making guarding Richland a nightmare for opposing defenses. Moses Lake?s best chance is to either find a way to slow down the tempo, which no one has been able to do so far this season, or to get Struefert into foul trouble, which would expose Richland?s lack of depth, especially at the post position. With good size in Karstetter and Sandoval, there is the chance the Chiefs could do just that. Richland beat Moses Lake 83-55. Richland will be going to the State playoffs next weekend!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we had a warm, beautiful day on Friday with chance of snow on Saturday. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Donni CLARK ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McCOY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: My dad and some of the patrolmen that he worked with Bomber friends, I have been wanting to send these pictures for the last few years and have just learned how. Ha! I know, I am tech challenged but also busy!!!!!! Anyway, I complained once to Don Sorenson (NAB) that he never showed the patrolmen at work. Well, maybe there weren't many pictures. This is the only one that I have of my Dad at work and I don't know one of the other men in the picture... so I hope you will recognize these men and tell me who they are. I know his boss was Bock who he really liked and admired and he is not in this picture. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Cla/140302-Patrolmen.jpg I loved and respected my Dad so much. He was born in Kansas and migrated with his family up to Oregon and then Washington... poor, always looking for work and working hard all his life. He so wanted an education and wanted to be a lawyer but his father took him out of school to haul gravel when he was in 8th grade. He worked so many jobs it would take a book to tell all but in Washington he said he probably built most of the roads with a jack-hammer in the CCC camps, he logged, worked in the orchards, worked the corn and wheat fields in Yakima, led mule packs up into Mt. Adams and cooked for the sheep-hearders and he ranched cattle all before he went to work for Hanford. That was only a few of his jobs and he had many tales to tell that seemed like stories out of a novel. His family tree has Pocahontas as well as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in it. So many people use to tell us that he looked like a cross between Fred MacMurray and Humphrey Bogart. He definientely was a cutie but more than that he was a great Dad who gave me a home he never had, was affectionate, loving, never complained, never was depressed for all of the miserable childhood he had. Re: My Dad, Victor Royal Clark http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Cla/140302-MyDad.jpg It was his arms I jumped into in 1949 when the train from L.A. arrived in Pasco. That was my first train ride and what a wonderful experience it was. I loved sleeping in the berth and singing every train song my aunt and mother had taught me... such as "Tootsie, Tootsie, Good-bye" and "Chattanooga Choo-choo". I loved watching the moon and the lights of passing by little towns, jump around as we rumbled our way through the night to my new home and new Daddy! I also rode the train back from South Dakota when my Dad got called by Hanford to come back to Richland and work. We took train rides with our children and our grandchildren and loved every minute of the rocking motion and the view from the trains. Sometimes places you could never go in a car. They have provided us with many adventures. For Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Ronna Jo, God bless you for sharing your feelings, your heart with us. I think you expressed so much of what many women feel going through so many of the changes in our lives... at least you did for me. I get so tired of what the world says that women want. How wonderful it is to know that no matter what happens to us in the world, or what we look like, or what happens to us. In the love of Christ, we have meaning, purpose, value. I am so glad you have this peace and I pray for the coming days for His strength and courage and JOY that you have found in Him. He is not through with you yet, that is for sure! I have such wonderful childhood memories of going to your big wonderful house, full of children and Irish setters. I had so much fun with you girls, playing, spending the night, playing Truth and Dare and Hide and Seek in the dark on those warm summer nights. You blessed my parents by opening up your home to them years ago in Spokane when they needed help. Isn't it interesting how our lives intwine through the years. And now you have blessed all of us again with your story. Love you, praying for you in the days to come. Hope you enjoy the pictures, Bombers and now that I know how to do this I will try to send more your way! -Donni CLARK Dunphy (from the golden class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#42) http://iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site They'll begin departing from Willow today (Sunday) at 2pm AST They're off!! 69 teams left Anchorage at 2 minute intervals... it was sunny and "balmy" (according to most) and it was cool to watch all the teams take off. The trail is supposed to be "hard and fast" this year... that just means they could break John Baker's speed record. Martin Buser held the fastest from 2002 (8:22:46:02) to 2011 when John Baker took it from Martin (8:18:46:39) I don't think Newt Marshall, Jim Lanier, Danny Seavey, or the Berington Twins will win it this year, but they're fun to watch... I like to see the check point video clips. These starting positions mean absoutely NOTHING right now. When the teams depart after their mandatory 24 hour rest, their departure time is adjusted for all those two minute intervals on departure. In other words, the LAST person to leave Anchorage, has a mandatory 24 hour lay over... the 2nd to last team to leave anchorage will have had 24 hours AND TWO MINUTES for their lay over... and so on, and so on... Still missing this year: 5 time winner Rick Swenson and 4 time winner Lance Mackey. Mackey took personal time off and maybe we'll find out about Swenson as the race progresses.... Departing today from: WILLOW (987 MILES TO NOME - 42 miles to Yentna Station) Willow Pop: 1,700 a 90-minute drive from Anchorage 6. Mitch Seavey/#6 - 2 time Winner - oldest winner (54) in '13 - 7th in '12 9. Newton Marshall/#9 - GOTTA watch this black guy from Jamaica) 10. Aily Zirkle/#10 - she has a great chance... #2 in '13 and '12 14. Dallas Seavey/#14 - youngest winner (in 2012) - #4 in '13 16. DeeDee Jonrowe/#16 - consistant top 10 finisher 17. Jeff King/#17 - 4 time winner - 3rd in '13, scratched in '12 22. Robert Sorlie/#22 (from Norway) 2 time winner '14 is his 5th race 23. Aaron Burmeister/#23 11th in '13, 4th in '12 28. Cim Smyth/#28 (no relation - pronounces their name Smith) 36. Martin Buser/#36 - 4 time winner & still looking to tie Swenson 38. Jim Lanier/#38 - known as the singing musher 47. Joar Lefseth Ulsom/#47 (from Norway) - 7th & Rookie of the Year '13 49. Ramey Smyth/#49 - 3rd in '12, 20th in '13 51. Ray Redington, Jr/#51 5th in '13, 6th in '12 Grandfather, Joe, Sr. (RIP), mortgaged his home for the 1st purse 52/56. The lovely Berington twins/#52/#56... GOT to watch them... 62. Danny Seavey/#62 - Another of those mushing Seaveys 39. Jason Mackey/#39 - He helped Lance train dogs... Lance helps him. Bomber Cheers and Peace (the affordable alternative), -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm so very proud of RJ! Just finished talking to Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) and clearly she is the person I have always believed her to be and more. I've always enjoyed our friendship tho most of the time has been long distance, the love and joy of knowing such a special Bomber-babe has never changed other than to grow stronger! Thank you all for your prayers and thank you, RJ for being you! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Basketball: Richland boys top Moses Lake 83-55 3/1/14 Tri-City Herald The Richland High boys basketball team, undefeated and a state title favorite, struggled to make baskets, was dominated on the glass and outmuscled before pulling away late for an 83-55 Class 4A regional victory over Moses Lake at Chiawana High Friday night. "We didn't really show up," Richland?s Steven Beo said. "Better to get it now than in Tacoma. Moses Lake is a good team, physical, tough, and that is what we are going to see in Tacoma. This was a great game going into Tacoma." The Bombers (24-0) advanced to the Class 4A state tournament for a second consecutive year and will play Thursday evening in the Tacoma Dome. They will find out their opponent and game time Sunday during the WIAA?s draw. Re: Bomber Memorials By using an Excel file sent to me by Gerald STEIN ('66) that lists alphabetically names of people whose funeral notices and death notices have appeared in the Tri-City Herald I have been going to the Richland library and finding information on micro-film and making Memorial pages for deceased Bombers who didn't already have a page. The file provides the date of death, the date the notice appeared in the paper along with the page number. Also, it sometimes provides the date of birth and the name of the spouse. Most of the 1960 - 1968 have been updated, but Maren is still working about 50 that I have submitted. Now I am starting 1970 and am looking for someone who can either scan or share their Columbians from 1969 - 1975. Please contact me if you have these Columbians available at haskins_4@charter.net, or we are in the phone book, and you are welcome to call me. Thanks so much!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a cold Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Jim WATTS ('54) Donna BOWERS ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Ray FISHER ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique MANGOLD ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven PIIPPO ('09) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor HAY ('09) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) & Vicki GILL ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Trains, planes "Sandstorm" has, for a week or two, been full of nostalgia about trains. Neat stuff. Perhaps here's another subject that will peak some interest: Vintage planes - particularly amongst the Columbia Hi grads of the '50s and later who were in CAP, or joined the Air Force, or just plain like airplanes! Ruth and I are staying at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ and a rather special event called "The Heritage Flight Conference" is going on - not particularly publicized. I "got a clue" late last week when I saw a WW II vintage P-38 overfly in close formation with an F-16. P-38??? Didn't know there was one in flying condition yet in existence! I also saw a flight of 4 F-51 fighters come overhead, circle a time or two then land here at the base. Next day I watched an F-22 doing low level aerobatics, then form up and fly by with an F-51. Interest sharpened, I drove over to Base Ops and the flight line. Wow! Parked on the tarmac were: 1 P-40 (of the early WW II vintage - 1 P-38 (almost that age!) - 1 P-47 Thunderbolt of the kind that flew air cover for our B-17s extensively in Europe in 1944 or so - 4 F-51s (WW II - one of the fastest "prop" planes produced) - 2 F-86 fighters, perhaps our earliest really successful jet fighters, along with several F-16 and F-22 currently serving fighter jets. Awesome! Today many of them are flying - I saw a F-22 in formation with the P-47 and an F-86. Where ya' gonna' see something like that???? This is apparently an annual training event where owners of vintage warplanes coordinate and train for a series of so-called "Heritage Flights" of older aircraft and modern jets that participate in air shows and other events around the country. Pretty neat! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ basking in the Arizona sun **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Train Ride My first train ride was a little different than everyone else's. I was on a ride with my girl friend, Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55 - Now my wife of 57 years) and my good friends, Joe VALDEZ ('54-RIP) and Judy McINTIRE ('55-RIP). We were coming home from Walla Walla and I was driving my '41 Chevy. We were stopped on A street by a freight train crossing the road. On the spur of the moment, Joe and I decided to hop a ride. I told Sharon to drive the car over and pick us up on the Kennewick side of the bridge. Over Sharon and Judy's strenuous objections we hopped the slow moving freight. Much to our surprise, the train picked up speed over the bridge and was reaching 40 miles an hour by time it reached the Kennewick side. Even worse, the Kennewick side was diked up with broken basalt so there was no place to jump off. We were not dumb enough to try so we ended up in Portland and it took us two days to hitch hike back. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Loved yesterday's entry in the Sandstorm. One of those patrolmen that looks familiar is (top row, 2nd from left) (looks like) Roy Swan, Marilyn SWAN Beddo's ('63) dad. Going to let [Marilyn's daughter] Tracy know. I think Marilyn gets the Sandstorm, but am not sure she gets on the computer much to verify. I have known Marilyn since we moved to Richland in 4th grade and I know he was a patrolman - saw him in his uniform many times. Am curious if it is him. -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Will this winter ever end? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Today I received word that my friend Bill BERLIN ('56) had passed away. He was my neighbor from 1946 on GWWay... we had worked together for several years in Seattle and will always be one of my heroes. My heart is broken. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray FISHER ('63) Re: Car Wheels http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Fis/1403034-wheel.jpg -Ray FISHER ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#42) http://iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site 1. Martin Buser/#36 5. Robert Sorlie/#22 6. Aily Zirkle/#10 7. DeeDee Jonrowe/#16 11. Jeff King/#17 19. Mitch Seavey/#6 20. Aaron Burmeister/#23 21. Paul Gebhardt/#35 23. Dallas Seavey/#14 24. Jim Lanier/#38 31. Jason Mackey/#39 38. Joar Lefseth Ulsom/#47 (from Norway) 39. Ray Redington, Jr/#51 44/41. The lovely Berington twins/#52/#56 54. Newton Marshall/#9 59. Cim Smyth/#28 66. Ramey Smyth/#49 69. Danny Seavey/#62 Bomber Cheers and Peace (the affordable alternative), -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) Re: Recovery (written on Friday, February 28, 2014) That Tomorrow Came and Went I'm feeling fantastic considering what just happened. I am so blessed and definitely felt the love and positive energy sent my way! I want to thank each and everyone for all the kind thoughts and prayers. The power and strength you've given me has been so profound as I start my recovery. I'm only taking Ibprofen and feel very "normal." I know there will be some challenges ahead but am very prepared to take then on! Thank you, Bomber family! You all are the best and how fortunate for me to belong to such an incredible and formidable class of people. If I can help any of you by discussing what I went through, please don't hesitate to contact me. Here's my picture the day after surgery at home holding the flowers by brothers, Kerry ('69) and Dennis ('75), gave me! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Lyn/130303-recovery.jpg So much love from so many I feel I can fly! Thank you! And blessings from me to you! -Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS boys basketball 3/3/14 Tri-City Herald "The Richland High boys basketball team got what amounts to a dream draw Sunday when the Class 4A state tournament matchups were announced by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association in Renton. Richland (24-0) will face Wenatchee, a former CBBN foe, at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Tacoma Dome in the first round of the state tournament. If the Bombers win, they will face the winner of the Gonzaga Prep vs. Todd Beamer game at 9 p.m. Friday. The other top two teams in the state - Jackson and Garfield - are on the other side of the bracket and could meet in a dynamic semifinal at 7:15 p.m. Friday." Re: Basketball: WIBCA letter to WIAA regarding regional format 3/3/14 Tri-City Herald "Here is the letter that the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association released Saturday, regarding the regional basketball format that has been used the last four seasons. The state tournament used to be a 16-team field, but was reduced to eight the 2010-11 season to cut down on overhead costs at the state tournament sites in Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane. The move has been under constant fire since then, as teams are forced to play a single elimination game with a state berth on the line." Re: Deceased Bombers Thanks to a response from Peggy ADAIR ('72) and Carolyn RISH Moore ('72) I have access to the '70, '71 and '72 Columbians so pictures of deceased classmates can be added to the memorial pages for those whose pages I am working on currently. I still need someone to loan me their '69 Columbian or volunteer to scan some pictures for me. To see the latest deceased from YOUR class, go to http://alumnisandstorm.com/Obits/00_ByClassYear.html Recent updates have been made for '61 - '68. Maren is working on about 50 more that I have sent to her. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we had snow and freezing rain on Sunday with temperatures to warm to the 50s and 60s beginning Monday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford Patrolman http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Sor/140303-00.htm To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Patrolman at Hanford, there were many of them. These men, and later women, would see the in's and out of not only Hanford but the workers interesting ways. Your fathers tales were just the tip of the iceberg! One I can share surrounds the start up of B Reactor. This comes from the memories of Lou Turner to paraphrase "Operations was interested in any neutrons that could travel outside B piles during start up. My self and Patrolman Paul Beardsley (RIP) drove around and around the perimeter fence with a Chang and Eng neutron detector. If the meter made a sound we were to record the time and place, and where on the fence line, it took place and how many counts. We didn't find many stray neutrons but Paul and I got to know each other pretty well after the weeks we spent driving around B Reactor. Paul drove the "Grey Ghost" (an unmarked patrol car) to pick me up in Richland every day for our shift." The hours spent by patrol for the most part were rather boring... driving around looking for things that seemed out of place. Dave Plummer recalls surprising an Army Patrol, who, in their surprise, drew down on Dave. Dave didn't quite know exactly what to do. He thought "My shotgun is very close to my right hand". After a few tense moments folks calmed down and exchanged information. Apparently, in the dark, (it was graveyard) they were lost and didn't think anyone would be driving a jeep in their location. My first involvement with Patrol came on swing shift taking the bus to 222-S. When the bus stopped at the "WYE" Barricade the patrolman boarded to do a badge check. One of my co-workers had forgotten his badge. The patrolman promptly pulled him off the bus and told the driver to continue his route. My co-worker asked what he should do now? The reply "that's your problem". Our supervisor drove back to the barricade, after he called the lab, to vouch for him and bring him back to 222-S. Back to Lou and Paul, I have a large framed photo of B Reactor surrounded by a white border for signatures of folks who either built or operated it during the war. Both Lou and Paul's signatures appear on that border. I have more pictures of Patrolman to share as well as some more photos relating to those many folks who traveled to work at Hanford, who many knew resided in the great Evergreen State of Washington. -Don Sorenson (NAB) by the by the Chang and Eng neutron detector was named after the famous twins. Two chambers, not very big, were attached side by side along with the required electronics to operate it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Kathy FEASTER Alley ~ Class of 1975 ~ 1957 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth PATTY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BISHOP ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WINGFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DEVINE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich FLEMING ('73wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Jim WATTS ('54) story in 3/3/14 Sandstorm That, my Bomber friends, is a typical Jim Watts story and event... I could tell a few Watts stories myself, but won't... the guy has lived a charmed life. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ in rainy Sacramento... and man do we need it **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: The passing of Bill BERLIN ('56) It was a sad time last night, reading of the passing of Bill. We grew up three blocks from each other and one of my best friends at the time was Pat MURRAY ('60) who lived next door in the first "F" house. So, while Bill and I were separated by age we still would chat a bit once in a while. My father knew his father from "work" which is not saying much, as most of us from those early days can say that about our fathers knowing seemingly everybody else's. But in the later years Bill and I would meet as our paths crossed in our travels. Moreover we became moderately close friends meeting somewhere convenient and discussing various subjects and our projects. And of course the list of our various maladies, my knees and lower back and his heart and lump removals. Then we would laugh and turn to positive things. Both of us tried to avoid things on the negative side of life. Jackie and I are invested in the water purification system now under development. It was Bill's hope for the future of mankind, as it is for Jackie and I. The unit is being reassembled after some modifications to improve reliability and longevity. We hope to witness it's test in the not too distant future. Bill was a genuine good person, a true gentlemen, and a highly skilled and well experienced pilot. We know he was headed in the right direction as he departed that final runway. God keep safe his soul. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) I'm so happy that the surgery went so well and that you are feeling so good so soon! The power of prayer is so amazing!! Very powerful. Take care and don't over do. You don't want any setbacks. Here is a smile to you from me. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Looking forward to the warmer temps later this week in Kennewick **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: "Solid Gold" Class Reunion for the class of 1964 Our reunion committee met last Saturday at The Red Lion in Richland. We decided to post the names each month of those who have registered. Those who get a gold star for signing up early are: Gary BEHYMER, Jeff BOSTON, Fred BREEDLOVE, Gary CARPENTER, Dave CHASE, Carol CONVERSE Maurer, Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates, Connie HANSON Lincoln, JaLene HENRY Nelson, Kathy HOFF Conrad, Aleda JOBE Brogdon, Karma KING Yourdan, Candy LONGWORTH, Jo MILES, Kenny PETERSON, Jo ROSE, Paul TAMPIEN, Jim WEAVER, and Anita WRIGHT Keim. If you who might be interested in signing up for a B Reactor tour please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad: KConrad6318@charter.net, Our next planning meeting will be April 5th at noon. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Sorry To Hear I was very saddened to hear that Bill BERLIN ('56) passed. He seemed to be so very healthy, up-beat and active. I know he thought the world of Jimbeaux ('63) and wasn't afraid to let everyone know how much he cared for Mr. HAMILTON... A huge loss to our Bomber family... I will miss his emails and Sandstorm entries greatly. Well, I've run outa one liners that I can say on the Sand Storm so I guess I should just wish our resident comedian HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brad UPTON ('74) on your special day, March 4, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '69 Columbian Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) volunteered her '69 Columbian for me to scan. Re: March lunch for ladies of '66 A lunch is scheduled for the ladies of '66 at noon on Thursday, March 20, at Apollo Greek Restaurant at 620 Cullum in Richland. The phone number is 943-9841. Here is a link to their website so you can view their menu: http://www.restaurant.com/apollo-greek-restaurant-richland-pid=197638 Click on "menu" and you will see six pages. The first page has appetizers, salads and soup. Page two has combos, dinners, chicken dishes and meat dishes. Page three has seafood dishes and gourmet calzones. Page four duplicates page three. Page five has pizzas, kids' menu and desserts. Page six has the lunch specials. I have made reservations for 20 people and need to confirm the number, so please let me know if you will be able to join us. Hopefully, we will have some "Spring" weather by then!!!! Thanks for responding ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jerry GLINES ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Gus KEENEY ('57) Bob CROSS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: June PERKINS ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association is holding a Mardi Gras Ball Friday, March 7th from 6:30 to 9:30pm in the Richland Community Center. The EASY SWING BAND will play it's great music; the cost is only $5, all ages dancing, door prizes and food! Hope to see you there! Costumes always welcome, but not required! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Bill BERLIN ('56-RIP) It was a shock to see the Passing of my friend, Bill, when I was catching up on my emails. He was a great source of inspiration for me through my late wife, Sue (NAB), during and after her battle with cancer. We met up one time in Anacortes, WA for coffee when I was there to visit friends who were coming in on their boat a little later. I was planning on meeting him in Borrego Springs, CA later this month when we could work out our schedules... I will miss his airplane and "Sea Stories"!!!! God Speed, Bill. May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers Are you tired of all the gray skies and cold weather? Come help us count the days until spring at the All Bomber Lunch held the second Saturday of each month. 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! WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014 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.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) Re: Allan CROSS ('59) I am sorry to report that my brother, Allan CROSS ,died this morning [3/4/14] after fighting illness for some time. More details to follow. -Bob CROSS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#42) http://iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site Current Standings: 1. Nicolas Petit/#29 2. Aily Zirkle/#10 3. Aaron Burmeister/#23 4. Robert Sorlie/#22 (from Norway) 5. Dallas Seavey/#14 6. Mitch Seavey/#6 7. Jeff King/#17 8. Hans Gatt/#58 9. Sonny Lindner/#70 10. Ray Redington, Jr/#51 11. Jessie Royer/#27 12. Hugh Neff/#61 13. Paul Gebhardt/#35 14. John Baker/#53 15. Joar Lefseth Ulsom/#47 (from Norway) 16. Cim Smyth/#28 26.. Ramey Smyth/#49 28. Martin Buser/#36 first in at 01:09 taking his "24" plus a BUNCH more here now including: 29. Mike Williams, Jr./#7 36/38. The lovely Berington twins - Anna/#52 & Kristy/#56 39. Jason Mackey/#39 44. Danny Seavey/#62 49. Newton Marshall/#9 Current Red Lantern is in ROHN (75 miles to Nikolai) 59. Ellen Halverson/#24 TEN HAVE SCRATCHED DeeDee Jonrowe/#16 at Rohn Jake Berkowitz/#37 at Rohn Gus Geunther/#4 at Rohn Mike Santos/#68 at Rohn Lindood Fiedler/#32 at Rohn Karen Ramstead/#59 at Rohn Cindy Abbott(r)/#46 at Rohn Jim Lanier/#38 at Rainy Pass Jan Steves/#40 at Rainy Pass Cindy Gallea/#42 at Skwentna Bomber Cheers and Peace (the affordable alternative), -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford Patrol Pictures http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Sor/140305-00.htm To: All Bombers The first 5 pictures come from the Floyd Ivers family. Floyd was a patrolman at H E W. His daughter, Luana IVERS Portch ('52) (who still lives in Richland) allowed me to scan his collection for my records. All credit should go to her for providing these fabulous pieces of history. To: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) The remaider of the pictures: Two of the images show a man shooting a can out of the air. His time goes back to Hanford construction. He was an instructor at the original Patrol firing range at the south end of Gable Mountain. No doubt he would have instructed your father in the finer points of handling a pistol. I have other patrol pictures in another location it will take time to find those. But in the current crop I hope you might find someone you know or better yet your father. Pictures of Pasco Train Depot and pictures of buildings the newly arrived Hanford workers would have spent time in. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray WELLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne GODWIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TUNNELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobbie GILSTRAP ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is the ol' propeller beanie time. Yes, another Bomber of my acquaintance is celebrating his birthday today. He is also a member of The Class of '54; therefore, it is hoped that he will break down and attend the 60 year reunion this year. Let's all shout out a "Happy Birthday!" to Ray WELLS ('54). See ya at the reunion. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Wurstfest has ended and the pre-spring monsoons have begun. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Oh rats Please forgive this short post but I got caught up in big kid stuff that too longer than expected! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) and Pat DORISS ('65) on your special day, March 6, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Boys 4A State Basketball Catching up to their Past - Richland Bombers in hunt for first state title since 1979 3/5/14 Tri-City Herald "The Richland High boys basketball team has the chance to join an elite club this weekend. The Bombers head to the Class 4A state tournament seeking the school?s first state title since the 1978-79 team won it all, defeating rival Pasco High." [Leave it to the Herald to leave out the other two Bomber State Championship years: 1958 and 1972. So if the 2014 Bombers win it all, that will only the fourth state title in our history... ON TO STATE!! ON TO STATE!!!! -Maren] -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a warm Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Don Sorenson (NAB) Wow... one of Don's pictures shows a coyote standing about 20' outside the 200W fence... http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Sor/140305-28-Patrol.html Tells you something about those times... you rarely get to see a coyote nowadays!! -Dwight CAREY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Earl BROWN ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1932 - 2014 >>Larry AZURE ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57), John ADKINS ('62) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Mark LEACH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray FISHER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod JOCHEN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Larry AZURE ('57-RIP) 'Twas with a very heavy heart that I read of Larry's Passing... He told me a few years ago that he was going to outlive me by 20 years if I didn't straighten up my act... He didn't know that I had already "straightened up" to a great extent!!!! It was either at R2K or our 50 Year reunion... It's just that every time he saw me, I had a Beer in my hand!!!! I usually drink NAs or similar at this point... Larry, my friend, may you have fair winds and following seas!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) To: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Coyotes I think you must be looking in all the wrong places - they are a common visitor to Horn Rapids and a constant threat to pets and ducks. Here is a picture taken just below the 14th tee - and I have no idea what those coyotes were up to. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Adk/140307-coyotes.jpg -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland - it's 50 this morning at 6:30am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) A big shout out to Ray FISHER ('63) on his birthday today. -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mark LEACH ('63) To: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Coyotes Actually coyotes are doing extremely well these days, particularly in the urban environment as evidenced by the many "missing cat" signs tacked to telephone poles in Seattle. Maybe they prefer fat cats to irradiated rats and gophers. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2003327594_coyotes28m.html -Mark LEACH ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Tim SMYTH ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Betti AVANT ('69) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan ANDERSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eddy CHARETTE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHEPARD ('67) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Ray WELLS' ('54) birthday To: Bob Carlson, AKA Mike CLOWES ('54) Along with you, Bob, I will wish Ray a Happy Birthday on March 6th!! A little late, and Ray, if you are reading this, please contact me with your e-mail and phone number. Your messages on our 60 Year Reunion came back to me!!! Our reservation has been made for the afternoon of September 6th at the Richland Community Center from 1-3 PM for our class to get together and get caught up on the latest news from each other. I will be putting a list of prices for hotel for out-of-towners. Red Lion Richland is where we will be this year and if you want to make reservation early, just mention Club 40 for the discount. More to come... and if any of you are in touch with a classmate, mention to them about our reunion. It's a BIG one!!! Thanks!! Marilynn Working Highstreet '54 -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is so spring-like at 60!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Bill BERLIN ('56-RIP) arrangements I received word this Friday AM [3/7] that Bill's remains will be cremated, and this summer a celebration of his life will be held in the Seattle Area. This came to me directly from JD Riley, the President of Verno Corp. where Bill was employed as a Manager. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Azures Sorry to read about Larry AZURE's ('57) passing. I have very fond memories of his brother Mickey ('62-RIP) from Spalding and Cub Scouts. http://www.richlandbombers.com/gallery/1950s/1954Pack49.html Also their Dad, Leo, used to cut my hair and my Dad's hair at Ganzel's Barber Shop for many years. Anyone remember Otis from Ganzel's? My memory sometimes is sketchy but I think I'm right. I welcome corrections. -Tim SMYTH ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What happened to that Buddy Holly curl? As a matter of fact, what happened to all that jet black hair... these are questions I ask myself each June when I pull in to the DQ and find the B-day guy sitting in his usual spot, surrounded by adoring admirers... well surrounded by a lotta people anyway... maybe it's just that he sits right at the door so it looks like he's gotta lotta friends when they are just entering and leaving the DQ... hmmmmm I think I'd better look more closely this year... I may have got the wrong impression... We been best buds since we were 15... a while back I asked him why we didn't know each other long before that considering we lived so close to each other... he said cuz he was living in Ideeho... good answer and good reason... I remember the first time I saw him after my long absence from Richland... Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Terry DAVIS ('65) and I drove out to see him off of Bombing Range road... when I left Richland there wuzn't much out there to speak of... my dad and half the people in town had little plots of land they had purchased from the Gubmint, I think, and we used to take drives out to see "the land"... I've talked to several other people over the years and lots of us used to go with our parents to see "the land"... I'd a thought outa all those kids at least one set of parents would have come up with a better name for it than just the "land" but it seems not... I remember pulling into the driveway and there he was with his young bride ('69)... looking pretty much as he had 25 years before, but more like Santy Claws, with a gray/white beard and hair... gone was that Buddy Holly (NAB) curl he'd had the day I met him... but the burley chest and tell tale chin were exactly the same... there were a buncha little cut out black stick-in-the- ground pigs in front of the house... I decided he musta gone senile on me during those 25 years so I didn't mention the little stick-in-the-ground pigs lest he run out and buy a buncha twirling multi-colored flowers to replace them... Then Jimmy and Terry decided to turn 16 again and had a wrestling match on the front lawn... one of them hurt his shoulder but I've forgotten which one... the other day, Terry called thinking he could stump me with a Rock n Roll question... he started humming "Come Softly to Me"... which I named in two notes and then wanted to know the girl who started the group, to which I answered Gretchen Christopher, throwing in that she still lives in Olympia... now there are several reasons I know Gretchen's name but the dumbest one is that I was going with Gretchen GRIFFEN ('65wb-RIP) when the Fleetwoods became popular and so Gretchen was my favorite (duh!) I refrained from telling him that Gary Troxel had a case that went all the way to the US Supremes and answered in the negative as to any rights grandparents have with respect to grand-children... I only followed the case because one of the Fleetwoods was a party... now how did all that get thrown in here... so much for my ability to keep on track... the b-day boy and I are in constant touch and remain best buds to this day... in fact in the last couple of days I think I've talked to him on the phone 5 times and of course I'll call today as well... take a look outside today and you may see him driving a radical custom from the '50s that he fell in love with and stole from me a couple of years ago (picture attached)... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Riv/140308-rad54Ford.jpg and give him a huge wave and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) on your special day, March 8, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Crystal Apple Teacher Awards 3/7/14 Tri-City Herald "Jan BARBER ('70), 4th grade teacher at Lewis & Clark Elementary School, was named one of ten teachers from seven Mid-Columbia school districts who will be honored for their contributions to education on March 13 during the 2014 Tri-City Crystal Apple Awards ceremony at Columbia Basin College's Gjerde Center in Pasco beginning at 4:30 with a free reception to follow. The public is encouraged to attend." CONGRATULATIONS, JAN!!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very warm Richland where the grass is greening and the spring flowers are bloomg!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Pre And Post First Haircut Since June, 2013. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ava/140308-Hair-ALL.jpg To: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Coyotes Dwight, Coyotes are definitely alive and well. When I moved to Lacey, WA in 2005 I quite often would hear them howling in the distance especially on summer nights. This continued until I moved back to Richland last July. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from windy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Trains and Hanford Emergency Rescue Team http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Sor/140308-00.htm Re: Trains - Pasco To All Bombers, As most of you know many early Hanford workers arrived by train. It seems to be most arrived in the wee hours. John Worrell's mother, Maxie, and her three children took the train from the south to meet her husband who began working as a patrolman in mid 1943. John was under one I believe. All three were suffering from chicken pox (I think). The ride lasted 4 or 5 days. Maxie recalls "we constantly had to pull onto sidings to allow troop and war material trains to pass". Maxie also recalls a very helpful conductor who really stepped up and helped with the difficult situation. So the train arrives in Pasco ~4am. and she is greeted by her husband who then drove them to Hanford. It should be noted John's father arrived early enough at Hanford to use an evicted Hanford family's farm house as a place to stay. There is more to the story but not now. One of the biggest complaints arriving workers expressed was there was no one there to direct their next move. A reception building was made available to acquaint workers to Hanford. There was a hotel nearby and at least one "flop" house for men only. Olympic Commissary also had an office close by. Re: Hanford Emergency Rescue Team To All Bombers ...Clippings from the G.E. News describing the 300 Area Emergency Response Team. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/14 - Spring Forward at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George HAMMONS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich HUSKE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PANTHER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JACOBS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet OLSON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ALBAUGH ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra GIANGRANDE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob PEUTZ ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Leonard PETERS & MaryMike HARTNETT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Boy meets girl boy is so smitten by girl boy can barely talk to girl; boy's pal makes girl mad and somehow boy gets the blame and boy never has the courage to talk to girl again... boy loses girl (kind of a given I guess)... so I met this Bomber-babe in 7th grade when Brian JOHNSON ('65) and I were over at her girlfriend's apartment at the Chief Jo Apartments... I still recall she was wearing a brownish plaid shirt and I was so gaa gaa, I could only stutter and stammer... I figured she thought I was a tad slow and hardly worth another glance... nevertheless I still thought she was way tuff and had my sights on her as soon as I could increase my vocabulary around her to include words like "Uptown", "Movie", "gawd yer cute", "wanna join me" and the like... that never happened, however... as luck would have it, we were on a field trip in some class... I sat RIGHT NEXT TO HER in the back of the bus!: "her knees were almost touching mine, at Smokey Joe's Cafe; a chill was running down my spine at Smokey Joe's Cafe; I could smell her sweet perfume, she smiled at me my heart went boom... " [Thanks to the Robins for those appropriate lyrics] Then Johnny CROWDER ('65-RIP) whispered something to me in what must have been in a stage whisper that I didn't understand because my heart was beating so loudly, but she certainly heard and started yelling at me... me... I don't even know what Johnny said and I was paying the price... by then my face was so red and burning that the only thing I could hear was the teacher yelling at Johnny and me from the front of the bus and everybody was looking at us and I think we may have been thrown off or made to sit elsewhere... the chances of me ever asking her out were blown to heck by some stupid comment of which I never learned the content! Oh woe is me... .doooooooom and glooooooooom! I can say that over the years we have become dear friends and I can even speak like a real boy to her... no stuttering or stammering... but alas... I never did ask her out and she would not learn of my undying devotion until many years later... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pam PANTHER ('65) on your special day, March 9, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) P.S. Susan SHEPARD ('67), your name was on my yellow stickie with Jimmie ADAIR's ('65-'67) yesterday and I blew it! Sooooorry! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: bloomg vs. blooming Some of the letters were left off in my [3/8/14] entry. This is what I [signed off with]: "...grass is greening and the spring flowers are blooming!!!!! and the entry [was published]" "...grass is greening and the spring flowers are bloomg!!!!!" [... and I shoulda upper cased Spring and messed that up, too. Bomber apoligies, Shirley. -Maren] -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Coyotes When we lived on the Yakima River in West Richland, we heard the coyote calls fairly regularly. It was rather beautiful. In 2002, a coyote jumped aboard the MAX in Portland, Oregon and settled into a seat. I'm told that the Tri-Met spokesman didn't know if the coyote had paid the appropriate fare. http://tir-tairngire.net/coyote.html -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'MALLEY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Don't know if this is too late for entry on 3/10 or not; but condolences to the Bomber basketball team. Garfield has always been a thorn in our side. Good to see that the "R-cloud" logo is still in use, however. To: Don Sorenson (NAB) The pictures of beautiful downtown Pasco show that it hasn't changed much over the years. Only the names on the store fronts have been changed (to protect the innocent?). Thanks for those memories. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are telling us that the pre-spring monsoons are almost a thing of the past. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Trains Reading the thoughts of others on riding trains was fun and interesting. A big THANK YOU to all who contributed. I have a quick left over. It works well in Europe where there are frequent trains. I go to the main station and look at maps of routes and frequency of trains. After I pick one, I ride out 5-7 stops and get off. I note the time of the next couple of trains going back into the city and take my camera and do walk-about and take lots of pictures of scenery, buildings, people (discreetly, don't be offensive) and the sign on the station that tells the name of the town or area. Then I catch the next train back toward the city and get off at the next station and do the same thing. Then back on a train to the next stop and repeat. Depending on the weather, how I feel and how much time I have, I may do this in 2-3 directions from a given city. Invariably some local folks will see the camera on the mono- pod and stop and chat with you. It is a way to really "see" the country. You will be surprised at what is out there. From ancient ruins to great nature scenes, and a chance to see average real people going about their day. Unfortunately I did much of this with my Minolta SLR and film. So I have boxes with countless pictures and little or no time in my life to go through and sort them and make up some albums of some sort. And of course I now have a digital camera and have many fat files in a secure memory unit with 2500 to 3000 digital photos I need to sort. Jackie arrived at 2AM at SeaTac this morning. We can be together until late June and the run-up to J4 [fourth of July]. Then we will have several months together in to late fall. A couple of trips are planned. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Columbians I am looking for the '70 and '71 Columbian [annuals] or for someone to scan pictures of the deceased from the two annuals. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Coyotes and Hanford To: All Bombers Sometime prior to October '77, when I arrived at Hanford, folks who worked in East Area crossed Route 4 South to be picked up by their car pool coming from West Area. On that side of 4 South a sign "Do Not Feed the Coyotes" warned folks to not feed them lunch leftovers. Apparently someone was bitten, hence the sign. It was removed some time after a worker was either hit or missed thinking they were faster than the approaching traffic. I worked in the 222-S Labs in '77. At Hanford we have "airlocks". A two door system to help with the air balance in buildings that handle radioactive materials. Since air is drawn into the building it is important to not open both doors at the same time or the air balance is disrupted. When both doors are open a very nice breeze is created. Now as many of you know coyotes are run over from time to time. Well one hot summer, a 222-S worker retrieved a dead coyote from the road. The individual placed the coyote above a trash can inside one of the lab airlocks. I did mention it was a hot summer? Well to avoid the stench both doors were opened to create this nice breeze! The smell carried through the rest of the laboratory surprising the other occupants. I don't believe the pelt retrieval process was allowed to continue upon the discovery of the smell's origin. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Tim SMYTH ('62) Bill SCOTT ('64), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCUE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HERIFORD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy HOLMES ('97) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike AUSTEN ('99) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to fellow plutonium class member, Diane DAVENPORT ('62) yesterday [3/10]. I'll be venturing out in the northern part of your fair state for a week starting tomorrow. I just remembered I had forgotten to get my boarding pass, hence I am up late... the weather sounds great, even in the north, no snow... what a blessing. Of course, back here, we are also enjoying a warm up, at least for a few days.. and plants are starting to sprout out of this cold ground... Man, every year, I hate the day after Daylight savings begins... but the long nights of sunlight are neat.. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Smy/140311-Old_Indian.jpg Bomber Cheers, and thanks Maren for your reports on the Iditarod race... every year I wish I could be there... that video was something of that race behind those dogs, I was surprised to see so much dirt on the track... and sunshine... [Jeff King's footage Up to Rainy Pass and thru Dalzell Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) sent it to her mom, Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) who submitted to the Sandstorm] -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ wish I had the time to take the train out... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: 1954 Cub Scout Pack 49 http://www.richlandbombers.com/gallery/1950s/1954Pack49.html Does anybody know about Bobby EBRIGHT ('62), Roland LAWRENCE ('62), or Mickey AZURE ('62)? -Tim SMYTH ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: The Classy Ladies of '65 March Luncheon WHEN: Friday, March 14th, 2013 TIME: 12:30--2:30 PM WHERE: Olive Garden Restaurant, 1420 N. Louisiana St, Kennewick If you'd like to join us, please contact me so I can add your name to our guest list! Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Matt FILIP ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RICHARDSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph KEPPEON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie WALSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue BENNETT ('68) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mayor Mayor onna wall who's the fairest uvem all... oh that's soooooo cinchy, as my daughter used to say... we gots us a Bomber-babe havin' her a birthday today... she's one a them two name kids but she likes us Bombers to call her by her home town name... I always enjoy seein' this babe whenever we can get together... She's waaaaaay gooder lookin' than her brother, Joe, but I'm not sure she can play guitar gooder 'n him... I always look at him and wonder how he made it all these years... Kinda like Keith Richards (NAB)... She made it to Oly in December and it was such a treat... then just a couple a weeks ago Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) made it to Seemy City or someplace like that fer a little visit and a tour of the Reagan museum and had more fun with her... she's Green and Gold thru and thru... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jeanie WALSH ('63) on your special day, March 12, 2014!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Columbians Thanks to Spencer HOUCK (?71) I now have the '70 & '71 Columbians to scan. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt FILIP ('77) I was sent this link recently showcasing Garfield High School's Super-Team! A little recruiting never hurts... WHY does Garfield have a super team? -Matt FILIP ('77) ~ In beautiful Arroyo Grande, CA where Spring has sprung. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jack GARDINER ('61), Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HINKLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole SLEDGE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Today, March 12th, is 15th year without a cigarette... my last one was at 6am, 1999. I don't dare lite just one because I know I would be hooked again. Yesterday [3/11/14] my older brother Scotty ('56) passed away due to lung complications... most likely from smoking. Hopefully I quit soon enough?? Tomorrow I head to Hemit, CA for his funeral. Not going to be a very good visit with him. Take Care.. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Your link featuring the Garfield transfers [3/12 Sandstorm] To: Matt FILIP ('77) So, it appears the Bombers lost not to Garfield, but to the Puget Sound High School All-Stars. It shows how good the Bombers were this year that they made it close. This sort of thing is manifestly unfair, and contrary to the tradition of high school sports. It's supposed to be about participating and sportsmanship, not winning at all costs. These players aren't getting paid. I will point out though, that a similar sort of thing exists in Bomber history. Back in the Dawald days, when the Bombers ruled eastern Washington basketball year in and year out, it was not unknown for parents of promising players in neighboring towns to move to Richland so their kids could play for Dawald. But at least those parents moved, as opposed to finding a way to weasel their kids into a school out of their district. Given the pigheadedness of the WIAA, probably nothing will be done about this. By the way, greetings from up the road in Pismo Beach. Didn't know you were there. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babe Sis I finally got to spend a little time with this Bomber-babe's lil' bro ('65) this summer and it was just great to see him. Bomber-babe sis's a fantastic and this one is no exception... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol SLEDGE ('63) on your special day, March 13, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Concrete "R", "H" and "C" 3/12/14 Tri-City Herald "The district will install sod in the area where the concrete letters were removed on Carmichael Hill and at Fran Rish [Stadium] as a temporary measure until permanent solutions are developed. The sod will be placed in the shape of each missing letter and will contrast against the current earth and grass. Students will be allowed to paint the sod to further highlight the letters. School boosters want to have a community event to install a temporary replacement for the letters, but that likely would not happen until May. Students wanted something in place before this weekend's track and field jamboree. There will be discussions about the permanent replacements for the letters removed earlier this winter, as well as other improvements, such as a better gateway into the stadium, terracing on the hills where the letters were and a windbreak between the stadium and Lee Boulevard." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Mike BRADY ('61) Earl BENNETT ('63),Bill SCOTT ('64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DVORAK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia WADE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen PIERCE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HORTON ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLBAUER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Quitting Smoking To: Jack GARDINER ('61) Congratulations on quitting smoking. It is one of the best things you could do for yourself in life. And one of the hardest. I started smoking late in '59 and became an expert on quitting 17 years later. I tried literally everything and did manage to quit many times and within weeks was at it again. I finally realized I did not want to quit bad enough. I enjoyed smoking. I went through a several month period of telling myself I should quit as I would be in an early grave and so on. At about 9 PM on 8/8/1980 I lit the first cigarette of a new pack out of a new carton. One puff and I put it out. I wanted to quit more the anything reasonable that I could think of in life. That carton laid on my dresser for a year before I tossed it in the garbage. I was delighted when last January my business partner and friend (we were each other's "best man") and his wife who is our in house accounting person both heavy smokers, switched to the vapor pipes and have weaned themselves away from nicotine. Now I see the state who has a heavy sin tax on tobacco is going to tax the vapor pipes at the same rate? Since then I have lost friends with every kind of tobacco caused cancer you can name, not to mention heart problems connected with smoking. But I don't condemn those who still smoke as I know what it is like. But I avoid smoky places or meetings. I do however love the smell of pyro smoke. :) In an ancient warehouse in England a woodcut was found in an attic room that was a printing business in the late 1500s. When dipped in ink and pressed on a paper it read "He who hath smelt the smoke is nere again set free". It is attributed to Robert Bacon an early writer about fireworks. As any good pyrotechnician will tell you it is as addictive as drugs. OK. 'Nuff said. From my office in the woods south of Olympia with more rain in the forecast. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Seattle All-Star basketball team I'm writing in regard to Matt FILIP's ('77) 31214 Sandstorm entry about Garfield High School adding 6 [star] players to their team this year. I sent emails to the Garfield High School principal, Seattle School District Superintendent and the Executive Director of WIAA expressing my concerns. So far only Garfield's principal responded. The following is a portion of his email: "I think we should look at all the programs that have transfer students. As I did my research at the college level there was 538 transfers for Basketball. Do you know how many transfers at the high school level it was this year in Basketball. Once you do that research at the 4A and 3A level I would be happy to dialogue with you about how we make all programs equitable and fair. College transfers-set trends. Parents in our district will move for sports/academics. This was not the norm but that is happening on a more regular basis." How can he compare college transfers to high school transfers? Incidentally he has a son playing on the team. I bet he would show more concern if his son was cut from the team to make room for the new players. For those interested, I think we should put pressure on the WIAA to develop a program to oversee the transfer process. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63 - another bad experience with Garfield) Re: Bill SCOTT ('64) To: Matt FILIP ('77) On a distantly related note, I remember there was a guy (don't remember the name), probably from the '64 class, who wasn't quite good enough to make the Bomber starting team, but did play pretty well. I heard that Dawald told him he'd never be a starter. After his sophomore year his parents moved to Sunnyside, I think - could have been another town up the valley - so that he could play varsity ball and get plenty of playing time. Regards, ecb3 -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) A 45-year chapter of my life is drawing to a close. Sunday I will leave California for what is probably the last time. I will look for the eternally beautiful Mt. Shasta from the airplane window as we cross the border into Oregon, and say a final goodbye to a place that, growing up in Richland, I could not have imagined. On December 29, 1969, I stepped down off a USO bus into the cold, foggy night air of Vandenberg AFB, a homesick, apprehensive, 22- year old. I can remember it like yesterday. The Christmas lights were still strung on the front of the welcome center before me. I was taken to a cold, mostly empty barracks where I spent two days with absolutely nothing to do except walk to the chow hall for meals. No car, no base bus, no radio or tv, no friends. After the two days, I was assigned to my barracks. It rained. It rained virtually every day for six weeks. The low-lying area of the base flooded, water surging waist-deep into some of the buildings. We peons were assigned to clean it up, using the lower half of French doors as a plow to sweep the mud out of the buildings. I thought I had been sent to some kind of soggy hell. The rain stopped. The sun came out. And I fell in love with California. I had been there twice before, at 10 and 18, only briefly, but long enough to know there was something different, something special about this place. For those who haven't been here long enough for it to get in your blood, southern California is more than just a place on the map. Oh, how it was 45 years ago! It was a state of being, a state of mind. It was a land of eternal optimism, a place where anything was possible, and that big break was only a day away. No need for worry; it was practically guaranteed to be sunny tomorrow. Hungry? Food was everywhere, oranges and avocados hung on the trees for the taking. Broke? The beach was always open, better than anything Disney had concocted, and it was free. Hollywood Boulevard, the beach at Santa Monica, the magnificent smoggy-red sunsets, Topanga Canyon?they were magic. The dream is somewhat dimmed now, but there is still a little magic here, in the mountains, in the beach, in the orchards and vineyards that stretch endlessly away. It has been my great good fortune that for most of the last 45 years I have lived on the ocean's edge or a few miles from it. From where I write this, I can look down a couple of hundred feet or more below onto the great crescent-shaped curve of the beach as it stretches away from Pismo and goes on down the coast to Vandenberg, where the coastal hills meet the sea. I went down to that beach today, one last time. I bought two big pickles at the pier shack, and walked out to the end of the pier. Big waves crashed in, shaking the pilings, a surfer's delight. I took in the sea scent, the squawking of the gulls, the hopeful fishermen. Then I went down onto the sand, hearing the hiss of the incoming foam as it crept at me. I found a broken piece of clam shell, and scratched "Goodbye" in big letters on the sand, then watched the incoming waves wash over it and smooth the sand once again. Such is the transitory nature of our lives. We make footprints in the sand for a while, only to see them erased by the tides of time, and a blank canvas prepared for the next generation. I have moved away from California three times, and three times I have found my way back. Even when I was elsewhere, in my heart I was a Californian. But this time, it is probably permanent. It will not be easy, but I turn my eyes now to the Northwest, where I will trade palm trees for pine trees, experience seasons once again, eagerly embrace snow. I will try to find excitement, though for the rest of my life, my mind will now and then drift southward. . . . -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Doctors I had appointments with both cancer doctors yesterday (12Mar) and all is well. Neither one needs to see me for another 3 months. By the way, they both loved my pink hair. The oncologist said perhaps I need to do a different color next time like green or something and I told him I'll stick with the pink for now. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from sunny Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Allan CROSS ~ Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 2014 >>Sue MARBLE Glines ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/14 ~ BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jeanie WALSH ('63), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMITH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry GANZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica AVANT ('95) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave COCHRAN & Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Leaving California What an endearing sentiment about California. I also live here, next to the Reagan Library, however there is always that little tug on the heart strings to move back to the Northwest... but alas it is not to be. Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Quitting Smoking My father started smoking when he was 17. He once told me he wished he'd never started. Fifty-eight years later, he paid the price. He had developed cancer of the larynx. When it came time for the operation to remove his voice box, he had two doctors, neither of whom told him he would never be able to speak again. When he came out of the anesthesia, tried to speak and couldn't, he was terrified. What a cruel realization it was. He spent the rest of his life speaking with a vibrator device pressed to his throat. It was not the way I would have wished to see him spend his last years. I spent the first 18 years of my life growing up in a smoke- filled home. I hope second-hand smoke does not get me some day. Anyone who would start smoking in this day and age is a total idiot. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) That was very well written, but then, you are a writer. You had me seeing in my mind's eye all that you said. Where about in Oregon will you guys be heading for? I was so happy to get back to 'home' territory. The fog and coolness just wasn't my thing. Earthquakes, no no no! I hear Eureka had another big one... was so happy we weren't there any longer. I would have been hard pressed to handle it with dignity. *LOL* Hope to see you at our class reunion in August. Carol Converse Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick... -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where they say it is suppose to rain this afternoon. We had just put up a pergola yesterday and a swing the day before. Welcome to the TC wind where we hadn't had a chance to bolt the pergola into the patio. None the worst for wear this morning when we checked it. Good thing too. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhhhhhhh the good life So I'm sitting here after a huge lunch with my daughter... daydreaming about being in Richland with some other kids ('62&'63) and the visiting they are doing with one of the loves of my life ('61) and some other friends... also thinking about the marvelous bit of writing from Bill SCOTT ('64) this morning (3/14) and thinking about when Jack GARDINER ('61) will get home so I can call him and express my thoughts on the loss of his older brother Scotty ('56)... I also could use a nap to settle that food... and am trying to get some info from my hot rod partner's accountant so I can do my taxes... oh the joys of retirement... I figured I'd better start on this b-day post as the other day I fell asleep and almost missed Carol SLEDGE's b-day and as it was had to just dash off a short note... I feel kinda lazy and selfish when I do that and don't much like the feeling... As I was reading all the train stuff a few weeks back I had nothing to add, as I only rode a train once, during the flood when my mom took me back to Iowa... I always told her about the "train with blue lights" growing up and she always told me I was too young to remember so that kinda cut off that discussion... maybe it was one of those things Jimbeaux ('63) and Tony HARRAH ('65) refer to that have become so much a part of our memory that we can't distinguish fact from fiction any more... I must say, however, that in many of our lives, fact has been far less believable than anything we could manufacture, but nevertheless almost frighteningly true... This morning shaving as I took a swipe I was right back on May 4, 1968 being thrown through the air from a huge blast of a 122 mm rocket... there is no way I could have survived that any more than Carl BEYER ('65) and I could have maneuvered the Bell Furniture pick up back into the line of traffic when I forgot that the east bound lane on the Washington side was not yet finished... all I recall is the green '57 Dodge brushing past the driver's side of the truck and we were not splattered all over the road... my what charmed lives we sometimes live... two funerals this coming week... one hot rodder and Jackie Gaughan, Michael's dad, an icon in Las Vegas. Reminds me when we were trying to vacate a section road running through Michael's ranch and after we accomplished it driving back listening to the beach boys and realizing "we were in charge"... about that time my dad wanted speed bumps in front of his house because of a change in traffic... his councilman would do nothing for him and I made a call to the Mayor and another councilman and they were out re paving his whole street and giving him his speed bumps... ah the good ol' days... we were in our late 40s I think... now I'm just an old guy with a bar number in the low three digits that young people ask: "Damn is he still around?" But what a ride and I've enjoyed most every minute! Can't wait to get home this June and see one of the b-day guys at the DQ when I pull in to town. The other guy I watched play Garfield back in '63 is no longer with us in body but will always remain in spirit. I redid my yellow stickie this morning and see that I have three W's in April so the heat will be on! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roy BALLARD ('63) and Thea WALLACE ('63-RIP) on your special day, March 15, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Tri-City Crystal Apple Awards Stepping into the spotlight, Charter employee, Lloyd SWAIN ('66), honored for years of community service 3/14/14 Tri-City Herald "Lloyd SWAIN ('66) isn't used to being the center of attention at the Tri-City Crystal Apple Award ceremony. For the past 16 years, the Charter Communications employee has helped film the event honoring local teachers and edits it for the local public access channel. SWAIN received a standing ovation at Thursday's ceremony as he was honored with this year's Special Achievement Award." Congratulations, Lloyd!!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bill SCOTT ('64) Linda REINING ('64) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hazel MORGAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat MURPHY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami LYONS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda MILLER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Garfield transfers I also wrote an email to the principal of Garfield High regarding those suspect transfers that created a super team for this season. He kindly and promptly wrote me back stating that he will discuss this matter only in a face to face conversation. I find this disappointing, as how many can go to Seattle and drop in at Garfield High? I sent him back a respectful reply, which I will not go into. But it does appear any attempt to receive a discussion of this matter is futile. The real people that should be discussing this is the WIAA. Bug 'em, people. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Smoking I started smoking when I was 18... quit when I was 30... grew up in a household where both parents smoked, most of my aunts and uncles smoked, along with all the adult friends of my parents... so our house was constantly in a "blue haze"... both my parents were "chain smokers"... had a cigarette being lit as one was going out... I hate to admit it but I was the same type of smoker... I also hate to admit that I would still like to have a cigarette sometimes but I don't dare start 'cause I'm afraid I'd never be able to quit plus after going through cancer I don't want to take a chance on it coming back... throat cancer is caused by smoking, which was so weird since I had quit over 30 years before being diagnosed... I never put much faith in second-hand smoke, but I'm beginning to think there is some truth to it since -- even though I had quit -- most of my friends and family members still smoked so I was still around it and my home still had a "blue haze" since my husband at the time smoked over 3 packs a day! I'm so thankful that neither of my daughters, their husbands, nor any of my grandchildren ever took up smoking. It's a very expensive habit, plus all the health risks... can't even imagine what a pack costs, now... when I quit, I could still buy a pack of Salem menthol cigarettes for 35 cents and a carton (10 packs of cigarettes) was under $4. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA temps are in the 80s and they are saying we could be in the 90s on Sunday... not liking this in March... hate to think what temps will be like this Summer... we have already had a major fire on the grapevine and homes have been evacuated... over 30 acres had been burned, as of Friday morning... just too dry... not enough rain and none in sight either. CA might just dry up and blow away... might not be a bad thing, would put us closer to Las Vegas. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Lloyd SWAIN (66) Congratulations Lloyd! You deserve the BEST!! I know your family is very proud of you! Bombers rule, Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/14 ~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Got your Corned Beef & Cabbage cooking yet? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Karen COLE ('55), Steve CARSON ('58) Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat BADGER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JACKSON ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LANG ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa LYSHER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Thomas PEASHKA ('68) & Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Happy Birthday, Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) Sharon, you are beautiful. You bring sunshine to the world - your smile lights the dark. You care for those you love, and your affection reaches out to so many. Happy Birthday, My Friend, and Happy Every Day! Bomber cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ from cloudy, windy Richland where we're working in our gardens. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Faith an' begorra, 'tis a foine, foine, Saint Paddy's Day that has arrived. Not only do we celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland (and removed from the roster of saints by the Vatican); there are also three (3) Bombers of my acquaintance born on this day. One is a Bomber guy, who's fame as a ukulele player was such that he was able to turn down an appearance with Lawrence Welk. The other two are definitely Bomber Babes who's class years bracket my own. So a hearty tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49), Pat "Patti" BADGER ('53) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55). It may possibly get a bit crowded in the Uptown Tavern tonight. Except, that I won't be there, but do hope to see you all in September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are predicting Spring will arrive on Friday next. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Smoking Smoking is smoking. Are there going to be warnings that pot smoking can be hazardous to one's health, or that smoking pot can impair one while driving? Just curious. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA Getting over a cold and obviously old and grouchy. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: 2014 Iditarod Maren, thanks toe the coverage. What a tough sport! -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: WIAA and Garfield basketball I'm following up on Bill SCOTT's ('64) entry yesterday and mine a few days earlier. I encourage interested people to contact the Executive Director of WIAA and ask him to investigate Garfield High School's basketball program. A similar incident happened a few years ago and the WIAA took action. A 4A girls basketball team from Chief Sealth High School in Seattle recruited several players and won the state championship. They were investigated and stripped of the championship and their coaches were fired. What is the difference this year? I don't know. I would like to hear WIAA's explanation. The Executive Director of the WIAA is Mike Colbree and his email address is colbree@wiaa.com. I've been concerned about this issue for a long time because of my 30+ years experiences as a Recreation Center Director overseeing youth sports programs. Each year, there were a few coaches trying to recruit kids from other teams in order to win championships... some as young as 10 years old. I felt this was unethical, unfair, unsportsmen like and against the philosophy of our program. I feel the same way about the Garfield program this year. -Mike BRADY ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Sean LEWIS ('77) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BRADY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean LEWIS ('77) Just a quick reminder here that for any Bomber alum who is on LinkedIn, there?s a Richland Bomber alumni group there, and we?re approaching the 100-member mark. If you?re on LinkedIn, you can help us get there and connect with other Bombers all over the world as well. The easiest way to find it is to just type "Richland Bombers" into the search field at the top of the page, and it should take you right to it. See you there! -Sean LEWIS ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#42) http://iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site This is worth your time (3:09) to watch: 4-time Iditarod Champion, Jeff King Speaks from the Heart about his ordeal (and eventual scratch) from the 2014 Iditarod 1. Dallas Seavey/#14 RECORD 8d 13h 4m 19s (2012 winner) 2. Aliy Zirkle/#10 TIME 8d 13h 6m 41s 3. Mitch Seavey/#6 (2013 winner) 4. Joar Lefseth Ulsom/#47 kid from Norway - 2013 Rookie of the Year 5. Sonny Lindner/#70 6. Martin Buser/#36 (4-time winner) Bomber Cheers and Peace (the affordable alternative), -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Deborah Madison sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Deborah Madison BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don PANTHER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl RAEKES ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLI (#42) http://iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site 4 time Iditarod Champion, Jeff King Speaks from the Heart about his ordeal (and eventual scratch) from the 2014 Iditarod 2014 Awards list: Penair Spirit of Alaska Award (1st to McGrath) An original spirit mask created by Bristol Bay artist Orville Lind and a $500 Penair credit. Sonny Lindner GCI Dorothy Page Halfway Award (1st to Cripple) Trophy and $3,000 in gold nuggets Aaron Burmeister Millennium Hotel First to the Yukon (Ruby) 7-course feast and checkpoint and $3,500. Jeff King 1st to Galena (First one in 2014) Bristol Bay Native Corporation Fish First Award!!! $1,000 in cash and 25 pounds of salmon. Aliy Zirkle Wells Fargo Gold Coast Award (1st to Unalakleet) Trophy and $2,500 in gold nuggets Aliy Zirkle Jerry Austin Rookie of the Year 1st Rookie to complete the race: Trophy, $2,000 check, & personalized Iditarod jacket Nathan Schroeder 17th in 9d:17h:58m Nome Kennel Club's Fastest Time From Safety to Nome (must be in the top 20): $500 Jessie Royer & Ray Redington,Jr. in 2h:24m Horizon Lines Most Improved Musher: Satellite phone use for a year and a trophy. Richie Diehl ? Improved 22 places over last finish Sportsmanship: $500 gift certificate. Mike Williams, Jr. For being in the right place at the right time to help and aid fellow mushers ExxonMobile Mushers Choice Award Aaron Burmeister - injured knee early in the race but kept going because he had a good dog team and they deserved to finish the race. Northern Air Cargo (NAC) Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award: Presented to the musher chosen by a vote of the checkers along the coast which incorporate the Bering Straits Native Corp who most closely mimics Herbie "The Shishmaref Cannon Ball" in his/her attitude on the trail. NAC free freight allotment and a trophy, plus $1,049.00 in "pocket change" inside of an NAC jacket. Newton Marshall - Newt was instrumental in giving aid to Scott Janssen who broke his ankle, was wet and couldn't get back to his sled. Golden Clipboard Award Galena cHECKPOINT - After severe flooding this spring Galena was able to pull together as a community to overcome the devastation. Golden Stethoscope Award: Dr. Stu Nelson and the entire veterinarian team Alaska Airlines Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian: Award voted on by the vet staff for outstanding dog care. 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies Martin Buser for outstanding dog care on the trail City of Nome Lolly Medley Golden Harness: An embroidered gold harness. Dallas Seavey (Beatle, Lead Dog Garland of Roses Dallas Seavey's dogs "Beatle" & "Reef" Red Lantern Award (symbol of perseverance) Marcelle Fressineau - 13d:4h:42m (new record by 24 minutes) Bomber Cheers and Peace (the affordable alternative), -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Coaches tab STREUFERT state?s top 4A player 3/18/14 Tri-City Herald "Nathan STREUFERT (?14), who led Richland High to the second-best record in school history and a berth in the Class 4A state championship game, was named the Class 4A player of the year by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deborah Madison Early this morning [3/18], after a valiant struggle against a debilitating disease, Coach Covington rushed into an eternity with the god he loved and honored and worshipped his entire life. Surrounded by his family, he completed the race set before him and reached toward the author and perfecter of his faith. daughter -Deborah Madison ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Barb ISAKSON ('58) David DOUGLAS ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Lee BUSH ('68), Matt FILIP ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah COLLINS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna FAULKNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri DAUGHERTY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Despite what some calendars note, according to the weather guessers Spring occurred at 5:41 AM (PDT). So, happy first day of Spring to one and all. And a reminder, if the Bomber Calendar is right, don't forget Marilyn's Ice Cream Social for the Girls of '54. I think spouses and/or significant others are also invited. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the pre-spring monsoons have turned to spring monsoons. Ah, life on the wet side never changes. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) Jerry had a bad stroke. He tries to talk but the words don't come out so good so he's been pointing to letters to "talk" to you. Lot of Jerry's classmates have been trying to get an address to send cards. Mary Margaret found him and saw him at the HarborView in Seattle but the next day he was moving to S. Luke Rehab in Spokane. Bonnie RICHARDSON ('58) found him, visited and got the address, and Ralph BEAN ('58) got the address, too, and found out Jerry can have visitors but the best time to visit is maybe around 4pm. He's in and out of rehab throughout the day. He has a ways to go so prayers are needed and the cards may help him know his friends care and he not a long and may left up his spirits too. Your Classmate -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I THINK this is the address: St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute 711 S Cowley St, Spokane, WA 99202 (509) 473-6000 -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I got to swim in our pool Tuesday for the first time this season ? it got up to 86. We got a solar water heater for it late last year and it seems to work. I belong to Toastmasters, which sponsors two contests in the Spring. First is the annual International Speech Contest, and the second this year is Tall Tales (which must be original). I won both contests in the second round, and my daughter won the Tall Tales contest in her second round, so we will be competing against each other in the next round. She?s much better known in Arizona Toastmasters circles than I am, so if she beats me I'll blame it on that... -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where it's nice and sunny today - should get over 80 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: J. D. Covington ~ 1928 - 2014 3/18/14 Tri-City Herald "The Tri-Cities lost a legend Tuesday when former Richland High School teacher and football coach, J. D. Covington, passed away at the age of 85. Covington coached the Bombers from 1971 -1985, leading them to a state AAA championship in 1981 with a 7-6 victory over Kentridge. His 1975 team finished second at state losing to Foss 17-7 in the title game, and his 1980 team made it to the state semi-finals. His overall record in 15 seasons was 110-43. But Covington?s legacy was definitely much more than about wins and losses." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: Covington (RIP) This death notice was in the March 18, 2014 Tri-City Herald. If I remember correctly, but I'm not sure, Covington was the varsity football coach in the late '70s - early '80s. J.D. Covington, 85, of Bigfork, MT, died March 18 in Kennewick. He was born in Borger, TX and lived in the Tri-Cities for 40 years. He was a retired physical education teacher, football coach and math teacher for the Richland School District. Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, Richland, is in charge of arrangements. -Lee BUSH ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Matt FILIP ('77) I just read that Coach J.D. Covington passed away 3/18/2014. I never had him as a teacher but did briefly have him as a football coach. He cut me a big break my sophomore year and signed off on a lost playbook and practice jersey that I had turned in when I left football. I was not allowed to register for classes until I either paid for the equipment or returned it. Coach Covington waived the fee and I was able to register. He believed the truth that I had returned everything but simply did not get the equipment manager to complete the sign off. Once again, thank you Coach Covington for your understanding and believing me. To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Your writing about your experience regarding VAFB and everything else southern CA hits very close to home. It was a wonderful read. As difficult as it must be leaving the sunshine, palm trees, and the beach, moving back to the Northwest will be a great new adventure. I wish you well and all the best in your relocation efforts. -Matt FILIP ('77) ~ Arroyo Grande, CA Land of sunshine, warm weather and not enough rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Bill BERLIN ~ Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2014 >>Iris BENNETT Lechner ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gini MILLER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGREGOR ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji BREWDER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) I had a stoke also. I simply could not believe that could happen to me! I could not speak or swallow. Not even water. When the ambulance got me to the hospital and into a room, They started talking about what they were going to do next to help me. As I listened to them, I started being determined this could not happen to me. I had to fight back. I started being able to make sounds, then started working on words. I could not start any word so I decided to try READING the word I wanted to say. I pretended I had a book In front of me and found if I could have the start of a word the rest would come. I worked on this the rest of the day and continued to get better. The nurses started talking about what tests, etc. they were going to do the next day. I said "Whatever you want to do must be done in the morning because I am going home in the afternoon." They patted me on the shoulder and said "Okay," and smiled to the others in the room. During The evening and the next morning I continued to practice "reading" my words.. I would put my arms up as tho I was holding a book and read the words. I did go home the following day. They could not believe it. One of the doctors in the room asked the nurse how I did it and she explained my method to him and he said he'd never thought of that and it would help him a lot with his patients. Now, I cannot thank God enough for being so kind to me. At first I struggled to move, Then I had 3 fingers which would not work. I worked at moving my legs in the hospital bed and slowly made progress. It took about 3 weeks to get my fingers working. I went to rehab for my fingers and my speech. Speaking continues to be a challenge. If I feel stressed or under pressure I studder more. My feeling about that was, God thought I was "talking too much" so he cut it in half. It also reminds me that I must control my feelings and not get so uptight about things. God was extremely kind to me the this first time but if I don't pay attention to His message He'll show me what could have happened if I have another stroke. Needless to say, I scared my children to another planet. One drove 2 hours to get to the hospital, the other drove 5 hours. The other 2 live way too far away. One in Tennessee... the other in Connecticut. Clarence is in assisted living now so they would have been left with no parent. We now live in Ferndale, WA, close to our youngest son, Scott ('81). Our youngest daughter, Karen ('79), lives in Richland. The two of them have taken full responsibility for all the medical and financial and appointments and duties for Clarence and me. Life changes so quickly, we must always look ahead and be prepared. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Coach Covington (RIP) The funeral notice for Coach Covington now appears on the Mueller's Funeral Home link below: http://www.muellersfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/J-D-Covington/ "Viewing will be held at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco on Friday, March 21 from 5-8 pm. Following a graveside service with military honors on Saturday, at 2 pm at City View Cemetery, a Memorial Service and reception will be held at Pasco's Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to J.D.'s honor to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, a blessing of compassion, courage, and comfort in a time of heartache or Bomber Boosters at Richland High School." The family welcomes you to sign the guest book. Re: '66 Ladies Luncheon Our turnout was very small for our luncheon at the Apollo Greek Restaurant on the 20th. The following classmates attended: Donna THORSON Whiteside, Gail DAWSON Howe, Dori BATES Clark, Sandee MILLIUS Gors, Marilyn HERIFORD Perkins, Linda McCLELLAND Montgomery, Marsha FELTS Dunstan and Shirley COLLINGS Haskins. Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Danny DAVIS ~ Class of 1973 ~ 1953 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luana IVERS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike RICE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie CRIGLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordie McMASTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet ELL ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) They must be whooping it up in Spokane tonight. The Bulldogs won in the NCAA tournament. Just got to hope it isn't "one and done". -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at quiet and peaceful (for the moment) Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We are the Bombers......... I was very sorry to hear about Jerry IRWIN's ('58) stroke. I have some experience and I know how frustrating it can be not to be able to communicate. A dear friend of mine had one and I could see it in her eyes when she could not make herself understood. I must admit, I only see Jerry once a year on my trek home but it is always a treat. I have always thought if they had a picture next to the definition of "cool" it would be his. Yeah spillin' my guts as usual... those things you think but never say... I mean it's kinda hard to walk up to a guy and say; "I just wanted you to know I've always thought you were one a the coolest guys in Richland." People tend to look at you with a raised eye brow... so ya just think it, but thankfully, we have Sandstorm and we can say any danged thing we want as long as it ain't too nasty or pulitukal... Get well soon, Jerry. Today we gots a Bomber-babe I grew up with at Spalding... hmmm that sounds a little weird... as if I grew up anywhere and it's not like she touched me and shazaaaam or anything. I just mean I spent a buncha time with her and she was always there. Later I would come to know her older sis ('60-RIP) and we'd get to be good pals. I just remember all the times doing little things at Spalding and this babe was always right in the middle of everything. It seems a shame we all eventually go our separate ways and only see each other now and then. I must say, however, from what others tell me we are far closer than most people ever get to one another. To "grow up" the way we did and to admire so many guys and Bomber-babes during that period of our lives is one of the great blessings of being Bombers. To stay in touch through this little paper of ours and to see each other now and then even tho so many of us have moved away is fantastic and I always look forward to my trip home every year. Thank goodness for Ricky WARFORD ('65) suggesting the '65ers meet at least once a year so many years ago... funny it seems like yesterday, but when I look at the picture of us that day I realize just how long ago it was... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nina JONES ('65) on your special day, March 22, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Santino FONTANA ('00) 3/21/14 Tri-City Herald article w/current picture Actor from Richland joins 'Act One' "Actors like to switch it up, but Santino FONTANA, a 2000 Richland High School graduate, has taken that to ridiculous lengths. FONTANA's thick resume?he's only 31?takes another turn this spring as he steps into the role of playwright-director Moss Hart for Lincoln Center Theater's play Act One." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Don McJILTON ~ Class of 1972 ~ 1953 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries so not a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and 1 Bomber Memorial Today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EATON ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HEDGES ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WADE ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michaela GONZALES ('11) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jean ENSOR McGrew ~ Class of 1948 ~ 1930 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Nancy BISHOP ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd MOORE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy LUST ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DAHLIN ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just hope none of you had Wichita State in your bracket; 'cause they lost today ending their perfect season. The Cardinal did, on the other hand win and will move forward. Gonzaga will play later this evening, but not on CBS. Keep your fingers crossed. See what happens when you don't make contributions to this paper; you get inanities about the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. [...and later that same day...] please add to previous. There is no joy in Spokane, the mighty Bulldogs have struck out at the hands of Arizona. So sad. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the spring sunshine is about to come to an end if the weather guessers are correct. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy BISHOP Maynard ('69) I?m sorry I didn't think about sending all of you a note about Jerry IRWIN's ('58) stroke earlier. It's been a very busy time for his family the past few months. Jerry was at Harborview and then transferred to Regional Rehab Center to get him off the respirator. He was there for several weeks before he could be moved to St. Luke's in Spokane. I know Jerry was so worried about his daughters driving back and forth to Seattle during the bad weather he really wanted to be closer to home. Both our daughters and three grandchildren were there this past weekend. The treatment at St. Luke's has been a really good experience for everyone involved. When the girls arrived he was dressed for the 1st time in about 8 weeks and sitting in a wheelchair giving them the thumbs up sign. They were able to take him on a short wheelchair ride around the hospital. He has a long way to go but we think he is in the best rehab center to make it happen. He continues to let them know he wants to talk and walk again. Please remember Jerry, daughters and grandchildren in your prayers. The address you have for St. Luke's is correct and letters and cards would really be appreciated. Jerry is a huge Bomber fan and would love to know the Alumni Sandstorm is thinking of him. I will try to do a better job of keeping you updated and I will also let him know everyone is saying a prayer he will be back in Tri-Cities soon. -Nancy BISHOP Maynard ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen DAVIS ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Where is my head?????????????? I got an email the other day that made me realize where my head was at tonight... where the sun don't shine I'm feared... spent a looooooooong day yesterday trying to do stuff and gived me a good reason to call Doc 40, Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) to share notes... seemed like I wuz onna right track... Special thanks to Nancy BISHOP ('69) for sharing an update on Jerry IRWIN ('58). Today is a nuther Bomber-babe from my Spalding days... many fond memories and just flat nice to know her all these years... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) on your special day, March 25, 2014!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hal SMITH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDOUGAL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey SUCHLAND ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Where iz everbody??? hey where is that ol' Bomber spirit? I know ya got sumpin ta say... so say it... I'll betcha MADDY ('67) sends in his Map of the slide area in Oso... What a horrible tragedy... I can't even imagine... I realized today that I been spelling the GARDINERs' ('56-RIP, '61, '63-RIP) wrong... how could I do such a thing... hopefully Maren ('63 & '64) caught them all and fixed them... just as she was kind enough to help me find my head the other day... yup, right where she said it would be.......................... the b-day guy is a guy a met a few years back when we were dedicating a bench to his little bro ('63-RIP)... we hit it off right away... He was also a classmate of a buncha my "heroes" and one of my favorite baby sitters, Sharon REED ('57-RIP)... now ya gotta unerstan that we little kids spend at least 16 years walkin' everywhere we go so we gotta lotta time to check out the cool rides of those ahead of us... two of those guys drove my favorite cars of my entire childhood... as memory serves (and it seldom does) both of these cars started out a kinda sea foam green... about the time we '65ers were in 7th or 8th grade both cars were painted black as black could be... Charlie RAFFETY ('57) hadda '56/'57 Olds two door hard top... Stuart ZIEGE ('57) hadda '58 Chevy Impala... ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh gaaaaaaaaaaaaads, they hadda be the coolest things I had ever seen... If I walked to the drug store using the street that ran behind the Lutheran Church at Stevens and VanGiesen I would pass Charlie's beautiful ride... If I went over to Terry DAVIS' ('65) or Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) I'd often see Stuart's... we hung out at the park across from my house at night and I remember Stuart turning west off of Stevens on to VanGiesen and winding out in low... rumble rumble rumble then doing the same in second... one time that is burned into my memory, Hank Ballard (NAB) and the Midnighters were wailin' "Finger Poppin' Time" as Stuart did his thing. The DJ would have been either the Real Don Steele or more likely, Lynner the spinner BRYSON ('57)... now if those aren't some a the coolest memories of all time then I'll just live in my own little world because they were fantastic to me! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hal SMITH ('57) on your special day, March 26, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Five years ago today (March 26, 2009), I scheduled to meet my cousin, Steve Cadd, at Barracuda's Coffee shop to catch up with what he has been doing. He makes gospel films in the far east using indigenous film crews and actors. He was working in Nepal at the time. And he lives in the Philippines. I remember walking in the door and seeing him and his wife waiting for me at one of the tables. The I opened my eyes and I was in Kadlec ICU on life support... you know all those IV tubes, breathing tube, monitors and the like. It was three days later. My wife Pam HUNT Cadd ('66) was there and glad to see me conscious again. I couldn't speak with the breathing tube so they got me a pad of paper. It was hard to make the letters with all those IVs and some sort of board bracing my writing arm. I got out a very shaky "W H A T H" before the nurse interpreted, "What happened" for Pam. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Cad/140326-W-H-A-T.jpg It turns out I had a focal seizure as I stepped into the coffee shop. Steve and Mayen didn't know for sure what was happening. He thought to take me home but he didn't know where I lived. (He is from the Philippines, remember.) So he got me into my car and drove me to the hospital, using the 911 operator for directions since he had no idea where that was either. Pam arrived about the same time I did, I guess. So I was in the ER on a gurney when the Tonic-Clonic (Grand Mal) seizure hit. The doctors said I'd had a stroke. Fortunately, another doctor came on duty shortly after that. He was at Kadlec for a very short temporary assignment. He lives in Pennsylvania. He looked at the results and told Pam it was not neurological but vascular and ordered more imaging. They found an abnormal blood vessel formation in one ventricle of my brain. Apparently these things very rarely cause a problem. But mine did. There is even less of a chance that it will ever do anything again. (But I am on seizure meds.) I'm grateful that it played out like it did. There are obviously so many variables that could have made it so much worse. Even then, I am grateful that God pointed out a few elements of this episode: A man who had no idea where the hospital was got me there so the major event happened in the ER with doctors in attendance. A man who was only at Kadlec for a short period was on duty to get the diagnosis right. One of my favorite Christian writers is Teresa of Avila (1500s). She is the patron saint of head injuries/issues (among other things). One of my friends (Rick) had just been to France and brought back holy water from Lourdes shrine. He anointed my comatose body with that in ICU and I woke up the next day. Teresa of Avila was a Carmelite and, together with Saint John of the Cross, revived the Carmelite order and returned it to an active an saintly order once more. The Carmelites run the shrine at Lourdes. A Catholic friend had placed me on the Catholic international prayer list. So when Rick anointed me with the water from Lourdes, there were nuns at Lourdes praying for me. I don't put (or at least haven't put) much stock in the holy water thing but I know prayer is powerful. And I'm celebrating today! -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Earl BENNETT ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char DOSSETT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BARNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia RUSHWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam GRAYBEAL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McCLANAHAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla ARMSTRONG ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) Was so glad to get the email message from Jerry's Ex, Nancy BISHOP Maynard ('69) on Jerry and hope others saw it in the 3/24/14 Alumni Sandstorm. Well today [3/26/14] I got a call from Barbara HORTON Pieterson ('58). Barbara had spoken with Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) who has visited Jerry several now. Jerry looks good... was sitting up and his two daughters and grandkids were there. Bonnie got to meet them and talk with them. That was this past Saturday [3/22/14]. He has rehab 3 hours every day. She found out April 11th he will be moved again... not sure where but maybe down closer to home and his daughters, grandkids, and his ex wife. Ralph BEAN ('58) went to see Jerry, too, but found him asleep at that time. Ralph also read on Jerry's chart that he would be moving. Ralph saw cards there from some of us. Bonnie got him a radio for his room and he was learning how to turn that on. So nice of Bonnie and thanks tho all who sent cards and prayers. We Bombers are fighters! Jerry Irwin St. Luke Rehab Ctr, Room 201 711 S. Cowley St. Spokane, WA 99202 -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Ted CADD ('66) - Thank you for your powerful and inspiring testimony; perfect morning pick-me-up after a four-hour audit conference Monday that laid out a couple days' worth of work I'll have to do to correct my first year's errors as Treasurer of our church. Re: NeverTowed's ('65) gaga over '58 Impala - pretty sure I remember that car; it was gorgeous. Another that impressed me in that same time frame was a Buick, maybe the Electra - didn't it have rear fins one year that looked like eyebrows? Regards, ecb3 -- from Central Virginia where we had winter's last-gasp (hopefully) snow event yesterday, probably 4-5 inches of huge, soggy flakes. The roads didn't appear to need plowing, but I built a quick snowman to post on FB - first one I've done in decades! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ben/140327-snowman.jpg Forecast says sunny & mid-60s this weekend. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) In the past I've referred to the Birthday Boy as the High Sheriff and the Wagon Master, but have never alluded to his exalted status as Hide & Seek Champion of Pima County. His years of training with his abettor Brother Leo ('63) avoiding the Constable in West Richland, made him the Icon he is today and no doubt made him an even better cop. Why do I mention this. We've been in Tucson nye onto three months, and damned if our schedules have coincided but once. Here's hoping for at least a belated birthday celebration at Fred's Rodeo Arena and Steakhouse before the 12th. Happy Birthday to George BARNETT ('63), We're betting you can still high jump your height. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh So my cheat sheet was correct AND my yellow stickie was correct, but I wrote a whole post yesterday about the class of '57 for a guy from the class of '56... I'm sorry to say that my head is really far more gone than even I suspected... Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh wooooooooooe is me... what shall I do... I'm pretty sure I know the birthday kids today but am afraid that if I say much about them I'll be in the wrong century!!!!! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lenora HUGHES ('55-RIP) and George BARNETT ('63) on your special day, March 27, 2014 and, George if I screwed this up it must be Jimbeaux's ('63) so throw him out the next time he tries to squat at your place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: George BARNETT ('63) Happy birthday, George [on 3/27]! Any news of John MORRIS ('63)? He lived in Oso, WA. Hope he's ok. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Iditarod on the Sportsman Channel http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/ Sportsman channel is running a nightly series on the Iditarod. DirecTV channel #605... don't know where you find it on your tv, but it's worth watching... started 3/25 and runs thru 4/4. Starts at 6pm (Central time) nightly (Monday thru Friday) Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Peg SHEERAN ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie CRIGLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne JOCHEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WISE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARPENTER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BRISTOL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CROW ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) The Richland Seniors Association will hold it's last "5th Sunday Dance" on Sunday March 30 from 1:00 to 3:45 at the Richland Community Center. The Easy Swing Band will play and the cost is only $5 at the door. Where else can you enjoy 3 hours of "our" kind of music, and visit with friends, for only $5? There is always food and a nice door prize. Hope to see you there! We still have our "Third Friday" dances on the 3rd Friday of the month from 1:00 to 3:45, $5 at the door. The next one will be Friday, April 18th. -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: John MORRIS ('63) In response to Jim ARMSTRONG's ('63) query about John. He lives near Chesaw, WA - close to the Canadian border east of the Cascades? unless he's moved in the last few months. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Da good ol' boyz Wow three '65ers and the first Bomber-babe I EVER slow danced with in my life... yup, to "Mr. Blue"... I've known two of these kids since 6th grade, one since for ever and the other since gee I dunno... but fer a long time that's fer sher... One girl lived next to Mrs. Fellows who taught at Chief Jo... well I guess I could say the same thing, I lived on the other side of Mrs. Fellows... One kid was my parents' very favorite Box boy at Safeway, one I was in the same 6th grade class and one I just have always known... Used to sleep over at his house when he lived over by the big water tower and remember the night I met Stanley MIDDLETON ('64-RIP) when we wuz out wandering the streets AFTER the street lamps were on... yeah we were a couple a real hoods that's fer sher... In fact we were so bad that one time Pastor Reitan actually called us out for giggling in church... we bad we bad... Then he made the best move of his life and moved over by "the one", Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and "the Queen" ('63)... Way to go, man... if yer gonna move do it right... He got the transistor radio I didn't get for Christmas and we listened to "Now or Never" as we walked over to see what loot HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and DAVIS ('65) got that year... He kept tabs on me while I was in Vietnam and was the one who wrote me and told me that Bill DOWD ('65-RIP) had been killed. He still lets me know of what's going on in Richland... so here they are all havin' a special day together! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol WISE ('64), Brian JOHNSON ('65), Gary CROW ('65) and Bonnie BRISTOL ('65) on your special day, March 29, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Homemade Spudnuts http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Lob/140329-Spudnuts.jpg I found that making Spudnuts at home is really good! -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Earl BENNETT ('63) Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne KILLAND ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGREGOR ('54wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BELLISTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BIXLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EDGAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig PERKINS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Since I don't rely on yellow stickies, I almost missed this one. Which causes the question as to why this birthday person is listed at the bottom of the column instead of near the top? She is, after all, a member of The Class of '54. Yes, birthday greetings and a tip of the 'ol propeller beanie are in order for a Bomber Babe from The Class of '54. Let's hear a hearty "Happy Birthday" for Patsy McGREGOR ('54) in this special day. A bald faced rumor has it that she willed herself to be born two days early to avoid being an April Fools Day child. Hope to see her at the 60 year reunion coming this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the spring monsoons continue. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Alan LOBDELL ('69) homemade spudnuts - recipe, please! I assume one needs potato flour (source?) and a deep fryer of some sort. What kind of oil is recommended? The glaze I can handle, I think. I have a cookbook called The Impoverished Student's Book of Cookery, Drinkery and Housekeepery; picked it up while at UW after leaving the USAF ('69-71). There is an entry for "Classifried Onion Rings," in which the author extols the virtues of peanut oil for deep frying (which is the TOP SECRET that generated the recipe title). [See entry from Alan later in this edition. I was disappointed that Alan didn't say he found the recipe on the Alumni Sandstorm website at: http://alumnisandstorm.com/Recipes/RecSPUD.htm and you can get potato flour (Bob's Red Mill is one brand) online and/or at your local health food store... or maybe even Wal*Mart -Maren] Re: Just saw the movie Noah. Significant liberties have been taken with the Biblical account; apparently the recorded miracles and story details aren't considered exciting enough in Hollywood to be a commercial success. Regards, ecb3 - from rainy central Virginia where spring is back after the 4-5 inches of snow on Tuesday (only the tallest piles in business parking lots have anything left). -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: John MORRIS ('63) Hey! I was wrong about where John lives and that's a good thing! Thoughts to the folks in Oso, WA. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Senior dancing Now don't go gettin' yer backs up... but there was a time when I could only think of Senior Dancing in terms of dancing with girls who was two classes ahead a me... like the bomber-babe a celebrating her special day today. In fact, I can honestly remember walking by the Senior Center where a class was having its reunion and talking to the guys and Bomber-babes I was with about ... uhhhhhhhh... oh poop how do I say this... you know... about getting older... I mean this was still in those dayz when we told each other; "if we ever start talking about our ailments and bowel movements let's shoot each other!" I know I know... it just happens... If I had a penny for every time the hot rod boyz talked bout the pills they gotta take and their backs and hands that don't work, I'd be a very rich man... a penny... not a nickel... Now I look at the Bomber-babes I hang out with and think hubba hubba... let's dance (to myself of course cuz I'm sucha gentleman)... I've come to realize that whatever "middle-age" iz... its somewhere back there and we ain't gonna see it again... as I write this I'm lookin' at my cut-offs with the green and yellow paint on them from paintin' the wall this summer and those silly little girls and boyz who came by to tell us what a nice job we were doing... one day yer a silly little boy and the next... well ya ain't... silly yes... but young... only at heart and in spirit... but there's one Bomber-babe I gotta say is just as young as ever and that's the one I'm talkin' bout today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) on your special day, March 30, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Spudnuts recipe OK, here is the site I found the recipe for the spudnuts. [I was SO disappointed that you didn't say used the recipe on the Alumni Sandstorm website at: http://alumnisandstorm.com/Recipes/RecSPUD.htm and you can get potato flour (Bob's Red Mill is one brand) online and/or at your local health food store... or maybe even Wal*Mart -Maren] Re: Salted Caramel Cupcakes http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Lob/140330-cupcakes.jpg [Note: Picture looks like a thumbnail... very tiny. -Maren] Donya owns and operates Double Dee Cupcakes and always makes me test all her new creations. It's a tough job but someone has to do it. I attached a picture of her Salted Caramel Cupcakes. They are the best! I spend a lot of time in the gym working it off. Her business website if you want to see a lot more goodies. http://www.doubledeecupcakes.com/ -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya DAY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita KOLB ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri BOYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Byrne HASKINS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HASKINS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kellie WALSH ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 in '14 - 60 Year Class Reunion Classmates, here is an update on some of the things we are planning for our class reunion. E-mail was sent out today and now we need to reach those of you who do not have e-mail, or it didn't make it on the roster, if you do. The first thing I want to have you start doing is sending me your information for our booklet. Please send your response directly to me at mhighstreet@clearwire.net, with the following information: NAME - ADDRESS - E-MAIL ADDRESS - PHONE NUMBER - SPOUSE (IF APPLICABLE) - BIRTH DATE - and any information you would like to share with your classmates that has happened in the last 5 years. This information could be valuable to some of us if we are traveling through your city and want to stop and say "hello"!! We will be having a group picture taken on Saturday, September 6th during our 2 hour special time we will be getting together at the Richland Community Center from 1-3 pm. The price is $10 and the photographer will mail it directly to you. After our April 9th meeting of the committee we will let you know how much additional we would like everyone to send. Will possibly be about $20 if that is okay with everyone. Will cover the expense of the rental of meeting room and snacks, etc. It is very important that anyone wanting to have dinner with us at Club 40 to be a member of Club 40. This entitles you to the Club40 "DustStorm" newsletter twice a year and it is only $10 a year for the dues. Send your money to Ann Thompson, 17224 Woodcrest Dr. NE, Bothell, WA 98011. Ann's e-mail is ann.thompson1@comcast.net in case you have questions. This needs to be sent soon as the next newsletter with the registration for dinner will be included in the May newsletter. Those classmates who will not be able to attend and still want a picture, please be sure to send your address information and $10 and I will see that you receive a photo!! With names!!! Will be quite a keepsake!! If any of you happen to see one of our classmates, please ask them if they know about the reunion. I will send out any information they need. Thanks again, and thanks to my other committee members, Dona McCLEARY Belt, Jeanette DUNCAN Mefford, Jim MEFFORD and Don RAY for helping put this together. We will have a great time!! BTW, birthday dates are important, cause you just might get a card from someone out of the blue!!! I know one classmate whose birthday it is on that day in September!! Can't tell!! Look forward to hearing from a whole bunch of you soon!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco, WA where the windy weather is a little cool!! In the 60s this next week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: The Movie "Noah" We had planned on seeing it, but then we started reading about the details and it is produced by an atheist and his sole purpose in making the movie was to disprove anything biblical about Noah... so, he won't be getting any of my money. Want to see a good, christian movie? Go see, "God's NOT Dead"... well worth the price of admission and it's worth seeing, again. another good one will be, "Heaven Is For Real"... read the book, can't wait to see the movie. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA finally got some rain, but not enough to put a dent in our drought... they are predicting 20% chance for today (Sunday) and Monday and 50% chance for Tuesday, but won't hold my breath... shudder to think what Summer is going to be like, when we are having 80s in March! Ugh! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: home made Spuddies I think I'll pass on those... since the world has shrunk so darned much the fun has gone out of so many things... now days you can get almost anything in the local mall and if not then on the internet (which I invented by the way)... it used to be so fun to have things you could only get in a certain town... like the cookies you could only get in Solvang and the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory candy in Laguna Beach... it made the wait special and the trip even more special... why I'll bet you don't even hafta go to Hendersonville, Tennessee to get a bear from Bobby Bare's Bear store... see what I mean? Used to love to go to the Little shop in Pismo called oh something about a blonde beach bunny (actually had girls sit in there all day long playing the blonde)... just to see what silly stuff they had in there... When we were little my folks would take a ride up to Zillah and we'd get some kinda candy that was pretty much just brown sugar onna stick... I was just at Winco buying snacks (shoulda eaten lunch first) and they had the same candy in one of their bins... In fact, there is a Sputnut Shop in L.A. on Figueroa St. and Terry DAVIS ('65) and I made a point of never stopping in because Spuddies are a Richland thing (to us anyway)... well ok... that's my soapbox fer today... guess I should just get over it and say: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Byrne HASKINS ('65) on your special day March 31, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2014 ~ May, 2014