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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ April, 2014
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16 17 19 18-20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/01/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Susie DILL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon DAHL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed MITCHELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WEDBERG ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve MINOR ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, April 5 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Susie DILL Atlee ('64) Re: EEOICPA Regarding the Department of Labor?s (DOL) Energy Employees? Occupational Illness Compensation (EEOIC)? This (EEOIC) program has previously been mentioned here in the Sandstorm; and, I wanted to let you all know this program is still in force. My brother, Barry ('57) and I recently successfully participated, and were represented through the process by a gentleman named Tom Purcell. If any of you want further information, please contact Tom via email: OR via phone: 817-999-9226. By the way, written into the EEOICP Act is a provision that a representative (helping you with a claim) is entitled to no more than 2% of any settlement received. Congress passed the EEOICPA to provide compensation to persons who have become ill as a result of work at atomic weapons facilities. The law became effective July 31, 2001. Part B of the EEOICPA was enacted to provide compensation to workers with beryllium disease, silicosis, or cancer (almost all types of cancer are covered, as are cancer-like diseases of the bone and blood such as polycythemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, and thrombocytosis). Employees, or their survivors, whose claims are approved receive a lump-sum payment of $150,000 and medical benefits for the covered illness. The medical benefits apply to worker claimants only. As long as a deceased worker has a surviving spouse and/or at least one child (biological, adopted, or step) or grandchild, claim is just as valid as any living worker claim. In vast majority of cases, only 250 days on the job is required; and worker?s smoking history has no bearing at all on eligibility. In most cases, office workers are just as eligible as hands-on workers and the same adjudication rules are applicable. -Susie DILL Atlee ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CORYELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail FRANZ ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Sacramento Bomber Luncheon It is time, once again, for another great Bomber Luncheon, here in Sacramento.....again, it will be at our very own Sandy FINNEY Harvego's ('60) restaurant, The Fire House, a 150 year old establishment in, where else, Old Town Sacramento, the premier Eatery in this whole area. WHEN: Thursday, April 17th TIME: around 11:00 am, and have lunch, whenever WHERE: The Fire House Restaurant ADDRESS: 1112 Second Street, Sacramento, CA WEBSITE: We would invite all and any Bombers who will be in the area, who live in the area, or, who would like to visit this city, to attend... we always have great attendance and lots of fun in this spectacular location... the gals seem to motivate towards the beautiful antique furnishings and the remnants of the firehouse, while the guys seem to gaze upon the 100 year old nude painting in the dining room... something for everyone! Please RSVP me at my email address. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ in rainy (thank the lord), Sacramento **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Larry CORYELL (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Larry... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Carroll JULIAN ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45) Barb ISAKSON ('58) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie HUTCHINSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanene HOFF ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garry O'ROURKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marleen WALTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat GOBLE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: COL-HI Happy birthday, old school. We moved into the "big school" the first part of April, 1944. I think it would have been either the 3rd or the 10th. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) Received a call from Barbara HORTON Pieterson ('58), Barbara had been with Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) on April 1st... Bonnie visited with Jerry and Ralph BEAN ('58) came that day, too. So the two got to visit with Jerry. Jerry is blind in the right eye and they have taken his patch off that eye. Left eye is a little stronger. He has breathing treatments 3 x day and 2 x night. Right side Vocal cords are not good. Left side is somewhat better. HE'S IN GOOD SPIRITS! Bonnie asked him if he was awake the whole time he had his stroke... the answer was "Yes". April 11th he well be moved and they don't know where, Jerry wants to come home! His two daughters, x-wife and friends are there. Would like Prayers for the wisedom to know what would be the right place for him and also get the therapy he needs - In God we Trust. Messenger: -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Man, just the other day I was in cut-offs, driver a roadster everywhere and lovin' the sunshine and wunnerful weather... for the last several days we've had nuthin' but wind and cold (for us... it doesn't look cold on the momometer but if feels cold)... cuz a the hole in my ear drum from too many kabooms this kinda wind leads to a bad sinus fecshun very quickly... but since they don't come often enough, I always think I'll work my way out of it... sometimes zinc and vitamin C and awwwwww better... but I seem to wait too long... hope springs eternal and alla that... went to my doc first thing this morning and felt great after... drove around doing errands and then made a bracket for sirius radio in one car that hasn't had it before (dash and interior are too nice in this car to just lay the little gadget on the floor like most of my cars)... then I thought I'd lie down for a little while... shazaaaaaaaaaaamn long long nap... I've heard from some of the members on the committee for the '65er reunion and they tell me that the majority of the '65ers DO NOT want our 50 year during CDN's... as I recall this same thing happened for our 45 year... Now I remember Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) saying a vote was taken for the 45 year and CDN's came out in the majority, but got VETOED wow VETO power for a high school reunion? That's power, man! Wait... how could the majority want the 50 year to be held at another time... does anybody recall being asked? I don't... now I know I stay inna background and almost nobody has my email address so maybe that's why I didn't get the poll... yup... must be it... Oh well with the Bomber-babe and kool kat havin' their birthdays today I gots other things to think about so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Leslie HUTCHINSON ('63) and Garry "Stump" O'ROURKE ('66) on your special day, April 3, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Rory STEWART ~ Class of 1973 ~ 1954 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/04/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan NELSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda HOLDEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clif EDWARDS ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: at least I'm consistent Well I dun doed it again... misread my yellow stickie and thought Marleen WALTON's ('66) b-day was listed for the 4th... nope I just kind of put it half and half between the 3rd and the 4th and chances being 50/50 I naturally misread it... actually my chances are more like 99/1... so SORRY, sweet thang... I promise to do gooder next year. I managed to forget something else yesterday... the '65er's get together is coming up in June... I'll be there the 19th till the 22nd... Ruth Simpson, Mrs. Steve, has asked that we have the Saturday night party at her house. I assume it's ok with everyone but if not lemme know. So that brings me to today's b-day Bomber-babe... a babe who has my greatest respect, considering what she must put up with day in and day out... so assuming I did not goof up my notation on my yellow stickie... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) on your special day, March 4, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Charlie DEUSSER ~ Class of 1977 ~ 1959 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary MASSEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62, the plutonium class) I went to see a hometown play in Louisville last week at a local theater, and one of the performers on stage reminded me so much of Peggy LEWIS Johnson ('62-RIP) that I wanted to mention it, as I know it has been just about a year now that we were notified of her passing. I never lived locally near Peggy after we got out of high school, so I never saw her in any local productions, but I know she was involved in local theater as an adult. But maybe I did see her mom in some local productions over the years that I saw as a kid in Richland, as I think she had been involved in our local theater there. If you haven't seen it, I'd suggest you go see a movie now playing in our local theaters, "God is not Dead". -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in soggy Indiana, where our town is not experiencing any real bad flooding, but I heard that we had 3" in one hour yesterday and then more the rest of the day and through the night, and it's been raining more today... P.S.: Any Bombers live near Pella, Iowa? Carol RICE Forister ('62) and I will be visiting the tulips there in mid-May for a few days and we'd appreciate tips on what to see (besides tulips, that will hopefully have a few stragglers left then. We plan to stay at that Cheese builders place. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: algernies When I first went to Arizona, years ago, I remember the TV ads all saying; "take your algernies to Arizona"... now growing up in Richland I had no clue what algernies were... I'm sure there were kids and parents plagued with them but I was lucky enough to be clueless... I clearly remember all the cotton from the cottonwoods, but not being bothered by it... likewise, I had no clue about Air conditioning... the first time I met air conditioning, we did not agree at all... I felt as though I hadda everlasting cold and wasn't too sure about the constant blasting of cold air alla time. The longer I lived in Arizona and Nevada, the worse my so called algernies got... I guess that's what they meant... move to AZ and you'll bring your algernies with you! I've heard lots of people say to take local honey to help with these kerchoos and stuff, but really haven't tried it. I've also heard of taking "local" pollen... I think I tried it once and hadda tube of it inna fridge for quite a long time... well this year my eyes have watered since it began to be Spring and some a the hot rod boyz told me to get "Las Vegas mix"... naturally ya get it at the health food store... kinda like Skoll... just just put a leetle peeench between yer cheek and gum... actually ya put it under your tongue... it's a clear liquid... magine it is full of alla stuff that irritates a person in the valley and is spozed to make one immune... kinda like rattlesnake syrum... we'll see... I've been taking it for a few days... the first day I was sure I was cured... duh... well alls I knows is I sure hope the Bomber-babe b-day girl is having better luck with her algernies than I am with mine... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary MASSEY ('64) on your special day, March 5, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/06/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara BERKELEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve KING ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy RAEKES ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Alegories There is an even more expensive solution to "curing" your allegories: move to a different climate. I understand Lost Moose, MT is wonderful this time of year for people with allegores. The ones you have will leave, and within six months you'll have a new set. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are predicting the monsoons will end sometime Sunday and warm weather is supposed to arrive on Monday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 Reunion Planning Meeting The following people have signed up for the "Solid Gold" Class Reunion August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. Tom ALKIRE, Gary BEHYMER, Susan BAKER Hoover, Anna Margaret BELL, Jeff BOSTON, Fred BREEDLOVE, Sharon BROWN Johnson, Leo BUSTAD, Gary CARPENTER, Michael CARRAHER, Lee CHAPMAN, Dave CHASE, Janie COMPTON Burke, Carol CONVERSE Maurer, Sandy DREHER Wierman, Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates, Ken DALL, Kerry FORSYTHE, Terry JONES, Connie HANSON Lincoln, JaLene HENRY Nelson, Kathy Hoff Conrad, Aleda JOBE Brogdon, Karma KING Yourdan, Becky LAFOLLETTE Taylor, Linda MERRILL Hendley, Jo MILES, Carolyn NACKE, Kenny Peterson, June PERKINS Johnson, Gail PLEE Woodard, Sharon SASSER Warren, Betty Jo ROSE, Gary SETBACKEN, Betty STRODE Andregg,Paul TAMPIEN, Jim WEAVER, Alina, aka Louise WELLS, Jamie WORLEY Hills, and Anita WRIGHT Keim. We would like a pretty solid head count by June 15, so we can estimate the number of booklets to be printed and souvenirs to be ordered. If you have any questions etc. please contact Kathy at Our next meeting will be May 3. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Mrs. Nancy Roy, former P.E. teacher "Mrs. Roy, 83, passed away in Richland on April 2, 2014... She was born in Chicago on February 2, 1931... Graveside services will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 1 pm on Thursday, April 10. In lieu of flowers, family and friends suggest a donation to the American Cancer Society, Tri-City Rose Society or another charity of your choosing." See the Einan's Guest Book Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/07/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Abe DUNNING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Anne LAUBY ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda PHILLIPS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott CROSS ('88) '70 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa DYKEMAN ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jack Alexander & Ginger Rose ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 April Lunch WHEN: Friday, April 11th, 2013 TIME: 12:30pm - 2:30pm WHERE: Red Robin, 1021 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick The Ladies of '65 April Lunch will be held this Friday, April 11th, at the Red Robin Restaurant in Kennewick. If you?re a Lady from the Col-Hi Class of 1965, but haven?t attended our Lunches in a long time - or not at all - we?d love to have you join us. Please contact me so I can add your name to the head count - okay! Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Margaret EHRIG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorna SHAW ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen KINNEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WINGFIELD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori BROWN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers WHEN: Saturday, April 12, 2014 TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: JD Diner, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) If you haven't finished your taxes and need a break, come have lunch with us. If you've gotten your refund, come celebrate with us. If you're hungry come have lunch just because you're a Bomber. Anyone who ever attended Columbia/Richland High School is welcome regardless of the year. Hope to see you there. -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/09/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SETBACKEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tere SMYTH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy WEIHERMILLER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, it would seem the UConn Huskies have done it again. The men have won the NCAA Men's Basketball crown and the women have a perfect season and winning the NCAA Women's Basketball crown. Only the second time they have done it this century. Any Bomber who has matriculated at UConn should feel very proud again. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where rain is in the forecast. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: finally warmth! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees, back in my cut-offs agin... out where a fren iz a fren... where the lonesome cattle feed on the lowly ginsum weed... I'm back in my cut-offs agin... Oh yeah... there is life after winter... I can feel it comin' and I'm likin' it... funny... here we are in April (Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) tried ta tell me it was still March... sure sure what does he know)... went to jump in the old roadster for lunch with the boyz today, but figured I'd been meanin' to check the front brakes since... hmmmm I think it was in this century when I made the decision... now making a decision and actually getting down and pullin' the wheels n drums ain't zakly the same thing... I mean I heard about them roads ta hell paved with good intentions and all... well oh boy could I have found myself on just such a road... oh my but I've been a very bad boy... when I finally got the left one (or is it the right one... if I'm behind it's left... in front it's right)... well got the driver's side off and I had destroyed a perfectly good 1940 Ford drum... the pad looked like tissue paper and I could see I wasn't getting equal pressure cuz the back pad a that wheel looks like I put it on yesterday... arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh new wheel cylinder time too... Oh why oh why don't I do when I say I'm going to... well at least I didn't go tearing across the valley again... drunks and fools... Thank you, Lord! I may be an un- drunk drunk for the moment... but I'll always be a fool... so we gots two Bomber-babes and a kid who still has the body of a god (I could too but I think I was gonna exercise right after I checked the brakes a few years back... and a corse the babes have bodies of Aphrodite... wheeeew almost blew that one)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gary SETBACKEN ('64), Tere SMYTH ('65) and the second leg of my quest for another grand slam, Cathy WEIHERMILLER Miller ('66) on your special day, APRIL 9, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Althea SWEARINGEN Figuracion ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1932 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/10/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma CULVERHOUSE ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon BENEDICT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug PAYNE ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) The recent skyrocketing in the price of limes is mandating our reluctant departure from Tucson after three months and returning home. The daily "Sundowners" commencing about 3ish have become part of our routine and what with the temperature now hovering around 90, it's time to leave while we still have some resources remaining. We're looking forward to mooching off the DeJongs in Richland and an introduction to whatever new game they have conjured up. Last year's model, the one with five dice, a mixed deck of partial pinochle and Uno cards, dreidel, three chopsticks, a whistle, a potato, a 10 pound block of ice and the Dunce Cap was "memorable". Can't wait to see what they have in store for us. This lifestyle, best described by Bill BERLIN ('56-RIP) as "Rainbirding", is not a bad alternative to what Mother Nature has been serving up in Kirkland (yes, the same Kirkland as your Costco Toilet paper). I'm not looking forward to seeing what success the moles have had in replicating the South Dakota Badlands in my front yard. Last year's near perfect rendition of the Grand Tetons has me anxious. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Attention Class of '55 Re: 6th grade at John Ball elementary New grade school picture added to your '55 home page, but there are no names on the picture!!! Please go look for yourself. There's a link at the bottom of the web page so you can e-mail Ginny ANDERSON Suelze ('55) if you are in the picture. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Elbert "Kelley" KELLEY ~ Class of 1950 ~ 1932 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/11/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Rex HUNT ('53wb) Marilynn WORKING ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha FELTS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: What goes around... When I was a COL HI student back in the "dark ages" ('49-'52), I recall that the consistent mantra of just about ALL the guys I knew in school was: "I can't WAIT to get outa' this (expletive deleted) place!" Consistent with that, I got out of school mid term and joined the Coast Guard in January, 1952, never to return again except to visit my folks. I didn't even know the Class of '52 had reunions every 5 years - until sometime shortly before the 30 year reunion in '82. Been to all of them since. In the 60 some odd years since I left, I've lived in lots of places and been to many more... the Arctic, 3 tours in Alaska, southern California, up and down the eastern seaboard from Boston to Miami, visits to Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, a tour in Spain with visits to Italy, France, Portugal, Morocco... the list goes on. I've lived in other places in Washington since retiring - Port Angeles and Chinook Pass. Then a few years near Branson, MO. We've travelled with our RV all over the U.S. and Canada for many years, visiting literally every state and over half the provinces. As the bio clock ticks and we get older, we see our traveling days winding down. And after a year or so of careful consideration, we've decided to head up to the Tri-Cities and "case the area" for a place to live. Go figure! What goes around, comes around... Perhaps we'll get top see some COL HI locals while looking around. Hope to see you in June... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ down in Arizona where the weather is downright toasty! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Re: Games That Game Jim HAMILTON ('63) described [4/10 Alumni Sandstorm] reminds me of one I played in the summer of '56. There I was naked, dangling upside down from the slowly rotating ceiling fan, a goat leash in one hand, an empty mayonnaise jar in the other and her mother walked in. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from already too warm Hanford, but the harm is no rain and dryer than my ex-wife's sense of humor **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Bomberopoly Can anyone tell me if the game Richland Bomberopoly is still available? Please contact me via e-mail if I can purchase one. Re: Class of '54 - 60 Year Reunion We worked on more details today [4/10] as to what we are doing for our special get together on September 6th. Please, classmates, get your information to me for the booklet I am putting together. Don't forget to join Club 40 so you can have dinner with us Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6, 2014. We promise to have a great time!! For those of you without an e-mail address, but you do read the Sandstorm, we will be collecting $20 from each of you to cover price of class picture and incidentals. If you are unable to come to the reunion, but want a group picture, it will cost $10. Will be fun to see all of your friends, 60 years after the yearbook!!! Contact me for the address to send check. Look forward to hearing from all of you!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Springtime in Pasco!! 70 and feeling nice! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/12/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David DOUGLAS (?62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: McGregor FOX ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monita McCLELLAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aaron HOLLOWAY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan BELLISTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrie SMITHWICK ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS (?62) Re: Rex HUNT?s ('53wb) article "Games" What was "That Game" Jim HAMILTON ('63) wrote about? I checked the 4/9 Alumni Sandstorm and didn't find anything from him. Also, what's the name of the game you described, Rex? I don't think I've heard of that one before. [Problem was me! I added the Alumni Sandstorm issue and it should have been 4/10 instead of 4/9... OOPS! -Maren] Re: Toastmaster's I competed against my daughter in our Toastmaster's Division Tall Tales Contest Saturday. She beat me. Out of six contestants, she came in second. I didn't place at all. I'll never hear the end of it. However, I did win the International Speech Contest and will go on to the next level, the District contest in May. The winner of that one will go to Kuala Lumpur for the international semi-final and final rounds. The District competition is rather stiff "the best speakers in Arizona" so I probably won't win it, but if I do I don't think I'll fly Malaysian Airlines... It's beginning to feel like summer in Arizona. Our swimming pool was up to 94 today, almost too warm. I turned down the thermostat on our solar pool heater to hopefully keep it about 92. In the hottest part of the summer I run the heater at night to cool the water down. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wild wild west So maybe some of you have seen or heard a little about the great stand off in Bunkerville, NV between the Bundy Family and the BLM. For the last few days I have been helping prepare Legislators and Oath Keepers to join in to try and avoid blood being spilled. When I sent a bunch out late last night it did not sound good. The reason we Oath Keepers, Sheriff Groups and Legislators from Nevada, Washington and Arizona are going is to try and bring some semblance of sanity to this fight. At my last word from the family, the boys were getting ready for a stand off. The problem is that every militia in several states as well as numerous biker groups (just reporting NOT commenting) and individuals have taken this opportunity to make a stand to "take back the country"... we can only hope that no shots are fired or it will be a nightmare. You may wonder how such a thing can happen. Well, it can and has in other parts of the west as well. It all started a way way long time ago. You see, our Constitution provides that the Federal Government may purchase property from states for specific and relatively small purposes. (Article I, Section 8) The State must consent to the purchase. Article IV also comes to play with respect to new states and the federal lands within them. According to plan, each state is to be created on "equal footing" with the earlier states. Everything worked pretty much according to schedule until after the War with Mexico thru which much of the Western lands were acquired. At that point, the Federal Government began to "reserve" large parcels of land for "public" use within the new states that were created. We grew up outside just such a reservation. Congress then began to pass laws regarding the use of those lands (actually, they had done so earlier but the new laws superseded the old). Federal Parks were created and on and on. At about the same time, here in Nevada, Dudley Leavitt and his followers were sent down south to settle the land below what would be Utah. They settled in a little strip between Utah and what would be Nevada in what would become Arizona as well as Southern Nevada. They began to farm and ranch the land and continued to do so for a very long time. Back in say the late 1980s to early 1990s the BLM began revoking the grazing rights on the "Federal" land. It is said, but I don't know for sure, that the BLM paid most of the ranchers and they stopped grazing. Mr. Bundy refused. He was taken to court and a permanent injunction was issued in around the mid 90s or so, but he refused to honor it. I am pretty sure he has been held in contempt and fined pretty heavily, plus the BLM has continued to levy grazing payments which they claim to be over a million dollars. In the west, unlike the east, mineral and water rights are separate from ownership. You may receive a deed to your property but the Federal Government claims all mineral rights. Likewise, if you are not granted the water rights from the prior owner (assuming he owned them) they do not pass to you. One Bomber-babe in my class owns or owned what I understand to be the largest single bundle water rights in Washington. Unfortunately, I broke up with her just before Tolo my Jr. Year... Bummer... ok back to Bundy... So here we are. Bundy has always refused to accept the federal ownership of the BLM land on which many of his cattle graze. He claims that his family has used the land since the 1800s and that his use pre-dates the "acquisition" of the lands by the Feds. His argument is akin to what is called an "adverse possession" claim except he is claiming against the Federal Government rather than a private owner. Assuming all things to be even, he would have a great claim against a private owner. So now what. While his argument may be sound in theory, I have no faith in his success in making it. Far too much time has passed since the Federal Government began acting other than in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution... How do we get back to square one? I have to believe his attorneys have made the Constitutional argument in Federal court and it has been rejected. I don't say I agree with the decision, but can't imagine he will get a better one from the 9th Circus or the Supremes. At this point, the BLM has hired "contract cowboys" to round up all the Bundy cattle from the BLM land. Roads to the ranch (he owns his ranch land) are blocked, snipers are in the ready and "first amendment" areas have been set up for protesters. And you know the protesters have limited their stand to the first amendment areas... riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight... From what I know of Mr. Bundy, he will fight rather than take half a loaf. At least that's what he has told us. So there you have it. All we can hope for is that nobody pulls a trigger. What we got here is (onehellof) a failure to communicate! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Art MARTIN ~ Class of 1950 ~ 1932 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/13/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Anna May WANN ('49), Dale ENNOR ('59) Linda REINING ('64), Alan LOBDELL ('69) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave BURNHAM ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FOWLER ('76) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harvey CHAPMAN & Sally FOLEY ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) To: David RIVERS ('65) Thank you so much for the lesson in history. Listening to the news coming home from Ballard this afternoon, I knew what they were talking about, thanks to you! Really appreciate info like this, things we never learned in school!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ Bothell, WA Beautiful weather for a change - sun, sun, & more sun!! After 9 inches of rain in March, we need this sun. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dale ENNOR ('59) Re: David DOUGLAS ('62) 94 swimming pool! I remember going to a swimming meet one summer in high school where the water temperature in the pool was 85. I wondered how anyone could survive in such water; it was certainly too warm for competition. Some years later I had a pool in southwest Oregon where I would occasionally dare to take a quick dive-through as early as April 15th. Never did check the temperature but lusted after one of those solar heating systems. Last year I enjoyed a hot spring somewhere in the wilds of Nevada with water temperature of 110. It felt good at first but seemed to cool down the longer one stayed submerged. Wonder if age has anything to do with it? -Dale ENNOR ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bunch Ranch Thank you for putting into layman's terms what that fight is all about... I tried "wading" through the legal stuff that was on the internet about it, but it was too technical for my pea-brain to comprehend. This is a scary situation... it's been all over the news and it just keeps escalating. Hope cooler heads prevail before someone ends up seriously injured or killed. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Summer temps in April in Bakersfield, CA... just too much for me! arrrrgh **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Bunkerville, NV Well, since I belong to "Oath Keepers" and I see this as an illegal action by the BLM I guess I'll be joining the militia going to NV (or wherever needed) to help stop the complete government take over of our rights and freedoms. As a former Marine I see this as an invasion of our country. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Relay for Life Hi, I was contacted by the clinic where I did my radiation treatments last summer and they invited me to join their team for the Relay for Life in June at Fran Rish Stadium. It starts on the same date I graduated from good ole Col-Hi. I'll walk the survivor lap and then do my share of walking off and on for the next 24 hours. I did the survivor lap last year in Lacey 10 days after my last chemotherapy treatment and the night before I caught Amtrak to come to Richland to look for housing and my radiation therapy consult appointment. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Al FISHER ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/14/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Tim SMYTH ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie MOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin CORLEY ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Animal Tales My cousin in California sent me a U-tube video of a "CROW" that is absolutely incredible animals and their intelligence always amaze me. I had an interesting crow experience as well many years ago. While I was teaching a course in microbiology at Clark College I also conducted the microbiology labs. The labs were in a single level building that had an outside door to a large and open courtyard of grass from which the students entered and left the lab. As was my custom, after I had given a written exam, graded and returned to the students, I would post the master on the window of the lab for the students to correct their exam which I encouraged as a learning method. They knew that I might include a question or two on the final. One day while I was preparing the lab, one of my students was outside checking his graded exam to my master when a crow flew down about 10-12 feet from him and started cawing at him. As I watched this the student looked at him, then ignored him and continued to correct his exam. The crow continued to caw at him and then jumped on his briefcase by his foot. I thought he must have been some one's pet, so I went to my office and got my sandwich for lunch and went out and broke off a piece of the sandwich and threw it to him. He immediately picked it up and went out to the middle of the courtyard, dug a hole in the grass and buried the food, then came back for more. I finally fed him from my hand and then put my hand down to see if he would jump on my hand and he did with a little pecking. I finally put him down again, and then a bunch of crows on the roof of an adjacent building began calling him, and he flew off with the other crows. That was the last we saw of him! -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Tiny Union College of Schenectady, NY wins NCAA mens ice hockey championship yesterday over Univ. of Minnesota 7-4. My daughter, Kelly, earned her Masters degree there and we are pretty excited. Great accomplishment for such a small school. Now bring on summer. -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ Moreau, NY **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow I can't believe it... I'm actually on the third "leg" of the "W" birthdays! Do you realize that if I can remember the last W Bomber- babe's b-day I could... I could... I could... hmmmmmm... gee... uh... well... I guess I dunno... but I think it would certainly be worth more gold stars that's fer sher... now if only I could think of a song with her name in it... let's see... "I'm gonna tell you a story 'bout..." nope that won't work... "Hello..." oh no that really won't work... uhhhh... "Short Fat Fanny... she caught me dancin' with a..." rats wrong again... maybe the b-day Bomber-babe can help me... she has known the 4th leg of the W's a lot longer than I have... oh gee heeeeeeeeelp me Mr. Wizarrrrrrrrrd... I only have a few more days and I'll be a star if I can just get this little pea brain to working... hey wait a minute... today is today and today is the special day of THIS W Bomber-babe so I'm gonna sit right down and write this Babe a letter... and make believe it came from... uh me... oh brother... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) on YOUR special day, April 14, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/15/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Roger GRESS ('61) Earl BENNETT ('63), Joe FORD ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CARPENTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mickey LYNCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy DeHART ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) called Barbara HORTON Peterson ('58) last week. This is what's happing to our classmate Jerry IRWIN ('58). Bonnie says he looks better each time she sees him. Vision in his right eye is blurry and the left eye he sees well with. He's practicing his drawing with the left hand. Does leg exercises every day too! April 15th is the day he'll be moved. He wants to be moved to Richland. There's a small tube in his throat for breathing and he's doing A-E-I-O-U sounds for speaking. He still points to letters to talk with you. Prayers are needed for them to find right place for him and he can come home and be closer with his daughters, church friends and his school friends. We all want him to continue to keep improving himself. BOMBER POWER! classmate, -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Sandy CARPENTER (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Sandy... and many more -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Crows - Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) There is a car wash in Culpeper, VA where they couldn't figure out why the cash box was coming up short a couple of years ago for the drive-through stall there. It had a slot for coins, a slot for bills, a slot for credit cards (which I never managed to make work right) and a coin return opening. They assumed somebody had found a way to get into it, so they set up a video camera to catch the thief. It turned out that a crow had figured out how to reach its claw up the coin return opening and pull out quarters (they love shiny stuff), then it would fly up and deposit the quarters on the roof. They found hundreds of quarters on the flat tar roof. It cost them a bit to have the mechanism modified to prevent that. At least they're still in business. Regards, ecb3 - from balmy central VA where the high yesterday was almost 20 above normal for the season at 81; hope that doesn't happen in July-August. There was supposed to be a chance for snow tomorrow night, but now the weather guessers are only calling for rain. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Re: Beverly WETHERALD's ('63-RIP) photo Seattle Times 04/14 Fellow Richlanders; Did anyone else notice Beverly?s photo on the front page of the Seattle Times, Monday, April 14? The photo accompanied an article on families dealing with loss from natural disasters. Mount St. Helens then, Oso (WA) landslide now. Beverly and her boyfriend were amateur volcanologists observing St. Helens when it blew up in May of 1980. They both disappeared in the eruption. The photo is not included in my online version of the Seattle Times, but here?s the link: [NOTE: Here are a few pictures of Beverly on her Bomber Memorial page: -Maren] Rest in peace Beverly, and your friend Bob Kaseweter, too, and the Oso victims, as well. -Joe FORD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: And they call themselves rock 'n' roll fans OK... this'll be short but necessary to get myself outa hot water with a Bomber-babe ('63) with a b-day coming up next week. Now this particular Babe has a bestest friend from way back (well not THAT far back... I mean like in the coolest of cool days of Bomber History)... and the BFF's name is "Mary Lou" ('63)... now at my count, there are no less than 4 rock 'n' roll songs with the name Mary Lou in them. I named three of them yesterday in my HB to Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) and can't remember the 4th to save my little tanned hide... As I understand it... some people (Bombers?) got the idea that I was either calling Myra or the other Babe "Short Fat Fanny"... no no no... As any rock 'n' roll lover worth their salt knows, Short Fat Fanny was a song by Larry Williams in '58. The boy in the song goes with SFF and made the mistake of dancing with Mary Lou for which SFF got mad and started a fight and the boy hadda call Jim Dandy to the Rescue... as you may have gleaned from just what I've said... the lyrics of SFF are the names of several Rock 'n' roll songs that were popular at the time SFF was written... It's kinda the same with song number 4 which escapes me ("Pitts" ('63); Q ('62) I need help here)... the other songs I mentioned were "Hello Mary Lou" by Ricky Nelson and "Mary Lou" by Ronnie Hawkins... it's a joke for criminy sakes... a bad one apparently, but a joke none the less. ML has at least 4 songs with her name in them and so far I can't find a single one with the other Bomber- babe's name in them... soooo to set the record straight... I did NOT and would NEVER call either the Babe with the b-day next week nor her sis with the b-day yesterday short fat anything... I wouldn't do that to any Bomber-babe... got it? now don't ask me about Pasco girls................................................. -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Dick ADKINS ('56) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Vicki OWENS ('72) - just when ya think nobody's paying attention BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara COLE ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony SHARPE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg JOCHEN ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: My Cell Phone I can't think of any one who reads the Sandstorm who would need or want my phone number, but I misplaced my cell phone (it is here in the house--I heard the warning tones letting me know the battery was going dead) but I've been unable to find it. I got a house phone and the number is: (509) 713-3243. Strangely, my monthly payment will be less than when I had just the cell. The only thing I don't care for is that I have to dial the area code even for local calls. Re: The Sandstorm I have been enjoying so many entries in the Sandstorm, lately. Humor and information... can't beat that! Re: Bus Tour Monday the 21st, I'm going on a 2 week bus tour to Nashville, TN Memphis, TN and Branson, MO. I'm really excited because I have never been to the southeast. I'm hoping for good weather, of course, but won't let a storm or 2 bother me. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in beautifully blooming Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick ADKINS ('56) Re: Memory trip for anyone growing up in Richland Re: more Hanford stuff -Dick ADKINS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Beverly WETHERALD ('63-RIP) Maren, I did get that picture Joe FORD ('63) mentioned in the Seattle Times to open. I didn't see it last night, but left that tab open and refreshed it today. I don't know if it was not there yesterday or if I just missed it. I clicked on the picture of Mt. St. Helens and it had five photos. I clicked next and it was number 2. Thought You might want to include it in tomorrows Sandstorm. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers rule Mystery solved... Paul TAMPIEN ('64) saved the day by listening to '50s on 5 and finding the 4th Mary Lou Song: "Black Denim Trousers with motor cycle boots" Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you! With the news that's been aired some of you have asked how I think the Bunkerville Stand off will play out. As I see it there are three options: First, the BLM takes him back to court and he is fined for contempt in failing to honor the injunction already in place; second, The BLM treats him differently than all the other ranchers and lets him use the land; and finally, the Federal Government admits the land was not taken in conformance with the terms of the Constitution, dismantles a large portion of the Department of the Interior and the states get the land back (do they want Hanford and the Nevada Test site and the New Mexico test site?). Now I've ordered these from the most likely to occur to the least... but hey I'm just one guy. Even in face of a Constitutional attack, I believe the Courts will find that the states should have contested the issue when statehood was granted and have waived claim to the land. As an aside, you may wish to know that most Law Schools do not teach the Constitution. They teach what the Supremes have said about the Constitution. I'd be willing to bet many lawyers (NOT Bomber Lawyers) have never read the document or at best have read it once. Now before 1803, the Supremes had no express Constitutional authority to determine the Constitutionality of the Acts of the other two branches. Instead, they had original jurisdiction over cases "arising under" the Constitution. They wrote no opinions and acted primarily as circuit court judges. As you can well imagine, being a Supreme was like being the Maytag repairman. That changed in 1803 when they decided they could construe legislation as well as the Constitution leading to the "interpretation" of the words found therein. You may wonder at times how people can argue over the definition of well defined word such as "is". Our founding documents were written in simple well defined words so that you and I could understand them... words meant something. So, with that said, I say the outcome will be door number one. If I'm wrong... sue me! Today I get to wish an HB to one of those spectacular Bomber guys I consider to be both swell and cool. That's not always easy to do I would think. I spent my entire life worrying if I was "cool" and never realized that one can be both. Heaven forbid I do anything that was "unhip". Thank goodness for good friends and father time. I may still be teachable! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tony SHARPE ('63) on your special day, April 16, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Re: Palindrome week -- 4/12/14 thru 4/19/14 Ray STEIN ('64) must be in seventh heaven with all these days in a row (10th thru 19th) that are all palindromes! -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Khartoum, Sudan, Africa ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/17/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Earl BENNETT ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Ray STEIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JONES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob THOMAS ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VACH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shari NAPORA ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane SMITH ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim JOCHEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: "Jumbo" & "Wig" DAVIS ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff JANICEK ('88) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Vicki OWENS ('72) Is there still any popular opposition movement against the central government there? Are you able to get accurate news on what appears from here to be genocidal aggressions in the south by the regime? Hope your ability to answer directly is not infringed. Regards, ecb3 -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Windows XP to Windows 7 In case there's anyone not aware, Weaselsoft stopped all support of Windows XP on April 8, 2014. For flexibility, I elected a laptop with Windows 7. Today is the day for the official switch over. I'm a little apprehensive that there may be problems putting out the Sandstorm on the 18th and didn't want y'all to worry about me. So, if you don't see a Sandstorm on the 18th, I'm just trying to figure out new software... in addition to Windows 7, there's WordPerfect (version 9 1999 that I've been using), PaintShopPro (version 5 1998 that I've been using), Excel (version 2000 1999 that I've been using), and maybe some other stuff I don't know about as I write this. All software still works GREAT, but won't work with Windows 7. grrrrr -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Ford Mustang at 50. Fifty years ago today the Ford Motor Company introduced the 1964 1/2 Mustang. I remember going to the Bell-Bangert Ford dealership in Richland with some other Bombers and looking at the new Mustang. It came about when Ford noticed that the price of their '55-'57 two-seat Thunderbirds retained a high resale value and the thought was to bring them back, they even made a mockup of which I saw a picture years ago. It looked much like the "Early Birds," but without the wrap-around windshield and the air scoop on the hood. Then they scrapped that idea and went with building the Mustang on the Falcon platform. Probably one of the best marketing decisions Ford ever made. I have also read a different story of the birth of the Mustang, but since I saw a picture with the story I read some 30 or so years ago, I am going with that one. They did bring back the two-seater T-Bird, but not until 2002 and only built it until 2005. What is really depressing is that while I remember seeing them in the showroom, just recently I was driving behind an early Ford Mustang, and saw its license plate. It had a Washington State "Historical Vehicle" plate on it. I had just renewed my driver's license in January and only had the temporary license. I was wondering if the license they were going to send me would say "Historical Driver" on it. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) To: Vicki OWENS ('72) Re: Palindrome week You're correct, we are in the midst of several palindrome dates. Officially last Thursday 4-10-2014 was Palindrome Day. I'm not yet in Palindrome Heaven, but I did get my ticket punched this year. -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** A SORTA Sandstorm ~ 04/19/14 Just a note to let everyone know what's going on... had MOST of my data is moved over to the laptop... what's giving me fits at the moment is my email... there are currently 137 emails that need to be downloaded... email is all still on the desktop... the only way to get all the email is to unhook the laptop from the internet and hook up the desktop to the internet.. continuing to work on an email solution... Playing with the new laptop is a wonderful 69th birthday present to myself. Happy birthday to me TODAY and to my birthday buddy, Peg WELLMAN ('66), today, too... I'll catch up with any birthday's that I missed when I next do a "real" Sandstorm... That's it... break's over... back on your heads. Bomber cheers, Maren ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/18, 19, and 20/2014 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Steve CARSON ('58) Fred PHILLIPS ('60), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) John CAMPBELL ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 4/18: Jane WALKER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 4/18: Debbie CONE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 4/18: Gene SWIFT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY 4/18: Gilbert BLANKENSHIP ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday 4/19 Laurel NIELSEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday 4/19 Lila JENNE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday 4/19 Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday 4/19 Twins: Lloyd & Linda SWAIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday 4/19 Mark ROHRBACHER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday 4/19 Peg WELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY yesterday 4/19 Deb BOSHER ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY yesterday 4/19: Jeff LARSEN & Barbara GILE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY today (4/20): Chuck SHIPMAN ('71) 4/18 IN HISTORY: Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the EIGHTEENTH OF APRIL, in '75; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.... Paul Revere's Ride -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 4/19 (yesterday) IN HISTORY 1775 American Revolution began shot "heard round the world" 1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life 1993 Waco ended 1995 Oklahoma City **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) called Barbara HORTON Pieterson ('58) this Tuesday evening and I told some others but this is the lst time for April 15's news. Bonnie saw Jerry sitting in a wheel chair using his left hand to draw. His daughters had been there to see him and he told Bonnie that Ralph BEAN ('58) visited this last week end, too. Bonnie says he looks good and she sees improvements. He has been using the bar for walking and can do 5 steps. Also the day for moving has changed to April 24th. Looks like we still need the prayers to find Jerry the right place for him and yes, he would like to be in Richland. HAPPY EASTER THIS SUNDAY! Messenger: -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Maren, I can empathize. I have just come back to the PC world from MAC in business, only to need to upgrade to Microsoft 8.1 from 7. 7 should not be a problem for you, you smart lady. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Fred PHILLIPS ('60) Re: The Bomb Pictures from 1945 of the atomic bombs being assembled and loaded including "our" bomb, the L-11 Little Boy. -Fred PHILLIPS ('60) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Colorado Cabin for Sale Regrettably, I am putting my family cabin in Estes Park, CO up for sale in early June. My son and I will be able to show it to any interested parties in the region by about Tuesday or Wednesday, June 3rd or 4th. IF I am notified no later than about May 28. It is a true CLASSIC cabin that has been in the family since 1949 but due to personal reasons, it will be sold. This is very difficult for me since I have been going there since the age of 4. It is above Highway 66 near Rocky Mountain National Park in a prime location with a great view in a non-flood area which is about 450 feet above the town, with the front boundary crossed by a rock cliff about 10-15 feet above Highway 66. Rather than ramble on with the details, please see the links below... an "info sheet" and a site that gives information about the area. I will be putting it with a realtor during the first week of June if I don't have a buyer in advance. She claims to have several possible buyers already. Much of the furniture will be included. If anyone is interested or knows anyone interested contact me by email. My other small cabin sold in less than an hour after the realtor put it online, and I expect this one to sell quickly as well. Colorado Cabin for Sale: Link to Welcome to Estes Park website: -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA where Spring is mild so far, but the turtles are sunbathing, anyway. The pond gator has grown to about 7 feet and has an evil toothy grin... the gator guys need to get him back in the bayou! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Mustang 50th Birthday Although still a Chevy guy, I still remember seeing the first Mustang in the Ford showroom at the Richland dealership. I bought a red 'Stang Convertible in 2006 because of the retro styling. We have enjoyed the car and Mustang enthusiasts, driving to Birmingham for the 45th anniversary with over 500 cars - Mustangs Across America (MAA). We joined the 50th MAA trip to Charlotte and arrived yesterday. It is an international event and had dinner with folks from New Zealand and Germany last night. There is also a Mustang Club of America event going on in Las Vegas but we wanted to return to southern hospitality. Should be fun. After visiting son's family in Vienna, VA we are heading back via Memphis to see Graceland. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: New Laptop I just wish it was a little EASIER to move everything from the computer with XP to the laptop with windows 7... can't seem to move all the SETTINGS that each program has and having to set them all up - - for EACH program that I use - is so time consuming. I'm back on the desktop ... right now... till I get everything moved... THOUGHT I was gonna be able to have the desktop on line via the cable modem and AT THE SAME TIME have the laptop on via wi-fi-hi something... guess I got the wrong router and now have to wait on that... UGH... ...and still plugging away at setting up different stuff on the laptop... don't have to be online to do that. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What's a nice Christ the King girl like you doin' inna dump like this????? Only once a year I get to ask that question of perhaps the most loyal Bomber of us all. She puts up with us day in and day out and never a complaint. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my bestex, Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) on YOUR SPECIAL day, April 19, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Requesting Thoughts and Prayers for a Lady Bomber! Hi Maren! Please post this in Saturday's (April 19th) Sandstorm. Thanks! Bombers everywhere: please take a moment to say a prayer for one of our own! Charlotte "Casey" CASE Kallio McKay ('65) has placed her life in God's hands as once again she bravely battles cancer. She is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Kadlec Hospital in Richland. If you'd like to send a message to Casey, please send it to me and I'll get it to her husband, Bill McKay ('65), and he will see that she gets it. Bomber Hugs. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: BD greetings Birthday greetings to Maren on Saturday. My oldest great niece turns 12 Saturday and her brother 14 on Sunday. May the Easter bunny find everyone. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from windy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Roger GRESS ('61), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie ALLEN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie SHEERAN ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty well done to Maren. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather after Easter is a bit iffy. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Re: Maren's Day [4/19] Happy belated birthday Maren and many more. Your excellent work on this site is greatly appreciated by all who enjoy and subscribe to it. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Katie SHEERAN (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Katie... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'Nnnnnnnuther bbbbbirthday I was glad to hear that Jerry IRWIN ('58) was doing better... so nice that John CAMPBELL ('63) can celebrate anybody's or any thing's birthday... isn't the anniversary of Steve McQueen's epic adventure, "the Blob" coming up? And who could forget Michael Landon in "I was a teenage werewolf" Tho I must admit I do understand Campbell's love of the automobile... I once tried to buy one of Brigit Bardot's cars... couldn't help myself... well OK it was an ugly little pink European "sports car" and a buddy of mine was moving to New Zealand and could only take a couple a cars with him... so I mean he hadda get rid of it... right!!! But he wouldn't accept by offer to just buy the driver's seat... bummer... well, not unlike BB, the b-day Bomber-babe makes me ssstudder every time I see her or even mmmention her name... so on her b-day I plan to be wwwaiting at her kkkkitchen door... at which time I will learn that she is elsewhere enjoying her b-day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie SHEERAN ('61) on your special day, April 21, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/22/14 ~ EARTH DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COYNE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy METZ ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Meg CONE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Do you remember the Queen of the Hop made famous by Bobby Darin who was made famous by Mac the Knife and got lucky with Sandra Dee before he told us we could keep our Miss Molly and our Mary Lous? How about Bloody Mary, "Queen of Scot's", who for the price of a daily latte, PBS has taught me, did not play well with others. The Infantry has always been the Queen of Battle. The Queen Mary sailed the Atlantic for 30 so years and is now rusting in Long Beach Harbor. In a game of Hearts, the Queen of Spades is worth 13 points. Aretha, the Queen of Soul only wants some R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, came out wearing nothing but a button and a bow, oops that was Little Eva. The band Queen, headlined by Freddie Mercury, gets played on a Boom-Box every time there is some youth sport championship game. With her royal purple handbag and matching hat, there is always Queen Elizabeth The Deuce of whom the Beatles said, "Her majesty's a pretty nice girl, but she hasn't got a lot to say". Oprah is the Queen of day time TV, but no longer has a show. There's the Evil Queen in Snow White who serves up the Bad Apple, something I can identify with. Not to be overlooked is that disgusting Queen Ant, often seen on the Nature Channel who just keeps pumpin' them out and might well have been the inspiration for Michelle Duggar. And lastly Oxford's own Queens College, which doesn't even have a proper football team and therefore no Song Leaders. Oh spit, Where was I going with this? Oh yeah, now I remember, Happy Birthday to the GMC63's very own Song Queen, Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson. Long Live The Queen. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I wanna sound like the King So I'z listening to '50s on 5 while trying to figure out why my stupid Shore patrol has Transmission fluid running out the speedo cable (have NO idea how the seal came outa the end of the bullet... magich I guess) and Charley Grace comes on singing "Fabulous"... I started thinking how many guys tried to sound "like" the king without imitating him like say Ral Donner... I mean Gene Vincent, my ol' pal Glen Glenn, Eddie Cochran, Conway Twitty, Del Shannon and many others... few had the range tho... Roy Orbison, of course and later Jay Black (whatever his original name was)... I guess it was the feel they were all looking for... the Rebel without a cause/Wild One/up yours kinda feel... I remember having our shirt collars up, skinny belts and our jeans pegged just right... in retrospect we were as funny as we were ominous... Our parents hated it... my dad really hated duck tails and would slap the backa my head to get the little line outa my hair... Jimbeaux ('63) tells a great Jr. Hi story about Bobby IRWIN ('62) and the crisco butchwax substitute... now that's a classic... we all wanted the "look"... then there was Ricky... I once looked in every store for a slightly... ever so slightly wider white belt he wore on TV that I just hadda have... never did find it... that was before I started running with his next door neighbor who was raised in the Picfair Mansion... as Eddie Cochran would say: "Man, that's somthin' else!"... by then I wasn't interested in skinny white belts any more, but inna day... oh did I want that belt... I remember how he'd close his eyes when he sang songs... I always wondered why he didn't fall off the stage from virtigo... I will say that the B-day Bomber-babe almost caught the look in her 9th grade picture (8X10 black n white foto attached suitable for framin')... her BFF ('63) went for the Eddie Cochran look in a picture right next to the B-day babe... Brian Setzer would later turn that hairstyle into an art form... As I was havin' all these memories, I realized that JUST YESTERDAY, the B-day babe was only a year older than I... I got this false sense of "gee, I coulda been a contendah"... but alas, today she is two years older than I and I am relinquished back to being "Born too late for you to notice me, to you I'm just a kid that you won't date... " Oh my oh my... back to the days when she would speak to kids like me at the pool by speaking through her lil' sis, Cathy ('66) with little gems like: "Would you tell that BOY to stop staring at me!" I've always been thankful that happened to Terry DAVIS ('65) and not me... though when I had my initial face to face with her BFF years back, she did yell at me; "And who are YOU!" I fainted so that's alls I member... cept I think I did hafta change my rolled up cut offs... surprised I didn't swallow my toothpick... but today, it is just a great feeling to be very good buds with the B-day babe and her BFF... I feel so fortunate to be on her friend list and if truth be known I love her to pieces... now today is also the b-day of a very good friend of mine of the Bomber-guy persuasion... I think it is very unfair of people to think I spend more times on the bomber-babes than the guys... I would never do that... I am so proud of myself to have finally found a song with the Babe's name in it so: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) and Jim COYNE ('64) on your special day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/23/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Ray HALL ('57), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Mike BRADY ('61), Roger GRESS ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADLEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita ECKERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DAME ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ray HALL ('57) Don't mention computer issues. *LOL* Mine has a serious malware that totally shut it down. Went to best buy and the geek squad will come next Friday. Good part is they can do it without Reformation. The hard drive lucky I have a smart phone -Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) Maren, I appreciate the struggles you're having. As the Secretary to a large Masonic Lodge, keeping all that data and emails, etc. and still attempting to communicate while processing from one system to another is a real struggle. I've gone through crashes as well as shifting from XP to Windows 7; from desk top to laptop. And I still don't know what the heck I'm talking about most of the time. Best to you. Cheers -Jim RUSSELL ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Hotel recommendation My wife and I will be in the Tri-City area next week. Does anyone have a recommendation of a nice place to stay? -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Rita ECKERT (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Rita... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Good pals are a good thing So I've known this kid as long as I've known his sis ('65) so that puts it at 6th grade. He's been a pal thru thick and thin and it is NOT because of the girl he hangs out with... I'd like him even if he wuz a lone wolf and had one a them plaques hangin' on the back of his bike... he is such a good bud that the other day he even texed... texxed... sent me a message thru my phone that my darling Rosalie ('63) was pining away for me... ah long distance love can be so painful... we've even sent clandestine mail and risked our lives for one another... I'm talkin' very good bud here... we've had great times in Vegas and Richland and if he happens to be riding that big two wheeler on a road trip when I get to town I always miss the time with him... but hey man... gotta take the time when you can get it... hope you are getting a good time on this day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ken (I used yer big kid name just cuz I'm such a good guy) DAME ('68) on your special day, April 23, 2014!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Harold MORRIS ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1934 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/24/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Barb ISAKSON ('58) Barbara SESLAR ('60) Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie SWANSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny CASTO ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben HAUSENBUILLER ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: New Update on Jerry IRWIN ('58) Change of moving date well be May 7th. His been moved to new room , #100. This address is Jerry Irwin, room 100. He is still at St. Luke Rehab Center, 711 S. Cowley St., Spokane, WA 99202. Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) still saying he looks better each time she sees him, breathing on his own during the day and at night he is on the machine. Voice they say isn't paralysis but is weak. Counts 1 to 10. Has some strong words like 0k and Amen. Steps are the same on the bars. They are working on getting them stronger. His right side has feelings in legs, and right hand so they working with that too. So some of us believe some of our prayers are being answered. And that's why they see improvement and want to keep him and work with him but we still want them to find the best place and that it's in Richland. Keep the prayers going. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: My sister, Wanda Marie SESLAR Myers-Piper ('60 Honorary) Wanda passed away at Virginia Mason in Seattle on April 1, 2014. See her obit on the Einan's site: -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Visit to Richland Thanks for the recommendation of a hotel/motel for my wife and I. Without a doubt, it's the Marriott or Hampton House. The reason I'm visiting Richland is to view the home of Jim HAMILTON ('63). I have visited homes and burial sites of Presidents, Kings and Queens plus famous authors and painters. Now it's time for the Hamilton House. I'm hoping to see many artifacts of the '40s, '50s and '60s plus the ageless photo of Ellen ('63) that Rivers ('65) posted a couple of days ago. I also plan on stopping by the Spudnut shop. If anyone sees and old guy with white hair wearing a Bomber hoodie, please say hello. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim ELLINGSWORTH ~ Class of 1974 ~ 1954 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/25/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul RATSCH ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WINSTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carla BOSHER ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry SPEARS & Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/26/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Jeanie WALSH ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lou Ann BINNS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosalie LANSING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) For a brief while I was wondering about not submitting this note, but, what with the dearth of missives in yesterday's post, I thought, what the heck, why not. On that happy note, leave us continue with a tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the 21st birthday of a Bomber Babe whom I only knew on sight. I realized then, as now, there were obstacles between us; 1.) I was a lowly sophomore; and 2.) I lived in North Richland at the time. With all that being said, let's have a hearty Happy Birthday! cheer for Lou Ann BINNS ('52). She is now legal to have an adult beverage in any of Richland's finer watering holes. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the Easter monsoons are fading. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Happy Birthday wish for Paul RATSCH ('58) So it was your Birthday yesterday (4/25)... well hope you had a good day. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Just wishing Don WINSTON ('63) a very Happy Birthday on 4/25. Bomber Cheers. -Jeanie Walsh (Gold Medal Class 1963) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Old White haired guys I remember the day I was shopping at one of the grocery stores in Richland that wasn't there when we were kids and it hit me that so long as I kept looking for guys and Bomber-babes that looked as young as I thought I did, I was never gonna see anyone I knew! It was quite a shock to realize I needed to look at the white/gray/ bald people for familiar faces. Now Mike BRADY ('61) wants us to look for the white haired guy in the Bomber foody at the Spudnut Shop and say Hi! I spend a good bit of time eating Spies when I'm home and I guess I musha seen Mike a hundred times and just didn't know it! Sorry, Dude! It's amazing how far we've all come from the days when I used to walk across GWWay from 1309 Haines to get Spuddies for my folks. Those were the days when my best girl friends were Bonnie and Sharon REED ('60, '57-RIP)... yeah I was a high stepper back then... they adored me and then I hit the second grade and moved to Spalding... If I tried to name ala girls I fell in love with over the years it would fill a book... a big book. I fell for the B-day Bomber-babe when I hit my sophomore year and ain't got over her yet. I still trip over my feet when she walks in a room and I guess the Jackie De Shannon song "every time that you walk in a room" auta be "our" song... As I pointed out last year, her elegance and style were so well known in Washington the Wailers even recorded a song using her name... they cut it during her sophomore year and I still think it rocks! She has certainly had her ups and downs in life. I won't soon forget her on the gym floor during R2K in a wheel chair and I will never forget her as the MC of the class reunion in those ruby slippers! "Someday, when I'm awfully low and the world is cold I will feel a glow just thinking of you and the way you look tonight... " HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rosalie LANSING ('63) on your special day, April 26, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Relay for Life If anyone would like to donate to the Relay for Life here is what you can do. Put Relay for Life of Columbia River in a search engine and the one in Richland should pop up. My team's name is Northwest Cancer Clinic and I'm under Louise Avant. Don't feel you need to but if you do I'd appreciate it. I know times are rough for all of us, thanks. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/27/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today Steve CARSON ('58) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CHAPMAN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim TADLOCK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve UPSON ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Trying to reach Jim CASTLEBERRY ('58).. please contact me at my email address above. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 registered for the 50 Year Reunion Tom ALKIRE, Susan BAKER Hoover, Gary BEHYMER, Anna Margaret BELL, Janet BELL, Diana BENNETT Ground, Sandy BLOOM Kicker, Jeff BOSTON, Fred Breedlove, Sharon BROWN Johnson, Leo BUSTAD, Gary CARPENTER, Michael CARRAHER, Lee CHAPMAN, Dave CHASE, Jim COCHRANE, Bill COMPTON, Janie COMPTON Burke, Carol CONVERSE Maurer, Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates, Barb DAINS Van Hollebeke, Ken DALL, Teresa DE VINE Knirck, Sandy DREHER Wierman, Kerry FORSYTHE, Connie HANSEN Lincoln, JaLene HENRY Nelson, Kathy HOFF Conrad, Eric HOFFMAN, Aleda JOBE Brogdon, Dennis JONES, Terry JONES, Kerry KELLY, Karma KING Yourdan, Becky LaFOLLETTE Taylor, Jill LANGE Peterson, Alexandra MANOLOPOULOS, Maxine McKUNE Hoffman, Linda MERRILL Hendley, Jo MILES, Carolyn NACKE, Kenny PETERSON, June PERKINS Johnson, Gail PLEE Woodard, Kathy ROE Truax, Betty Jo ROSE, Sharon SASSER Warren, Gary SETBACKEN, Jim WEAVER, Betty STRODE Andregg, Paul TAMPIEN, Louise WELLS, Harry WILSON, Carol WISE Roberts, Ralph WOOD, Jamie WORLEY, Anita WRIGHT Keim, Veronica YATES Jones, and Audrey ZIELAN Campbell. If I left your name off the list, or I didn't spell your name correctly, please let me know. If you have any questions please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad at Hats off to those who have registered and hats off to me for getting this in several hours early. I gave you more time, Maren, to clean up my mistakes! :) Thank you for that. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Linda HILL Baker ~ Class of 1972 ~ 1953 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/28/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Dave HANTHORN ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick WIGHT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale HOSACK ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Abbey ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Hello from Branson, MO This has been a very fine and fun trip--great people to travel with, wonderful Shows, good weather most of the time. My Roommate is Betty BELL Norton ('51). We didn't know each other in High School, have just recently gotten acquainted through Richland's Senior Association. She is our President and a very busy lady. We left Kennewick on Monday the 21st, stayed over night in Rock Springs, WY and in Lincoln, NE, arriving here on Wednesday. There are about 40 of us in the bus, a nice sized group. Mostly "little old Ladies", of course. Some Shows we've seen: Oakridge Boys, the Titanic Museum, The Baldknobbers (I'll explain the name at a later date... gotta hurry or I'll miss the bus to Downtown Branson), IMAX (documentary on Great White Sharks), Hank Williams Revisited, SIX, "Made in the USA" on the paddlewheel "Branson Bell". As you read this, we will be traveling to Memphis! More later. You know the saying: "God willing..." -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 in '14 - 60 Year Reunion Things are moving right along on our plans for the celebration of our 60 year reunion!! Here is a list of classmates who have said they would be here so far!! Please get your information to me for the booklet also, and if you are coming or not!! We will have classmates traveling from North Carolina, so it really isn't too far to come!! Unless, of course, you are ill! Please take care of yourself! Allan AVERY, Dona McCLEARY Belt, Shirley STREGE Bigelow, Mike CLOWES ('54) aka Bob Carlson, Marilyn BIEHN Fode, Phil GANT, Patricia NORMAN Geffe, Bill GRIFFIN, Ann CLATWORTHY Hogshead, David KOEPPEN, Arlene THRESS Koetje, Barbara KRAMER Krema, Jeannette DUNCAN Mefford, Jim MEFFORD, Bill MURRAY, Glenn OLSON, Norma MYRICK Nunamaker, Carole CLARK Oien, Judy PEARSON Parker, Jerry PURKHISER, Don RAY, Gene STEPHENS, Jim WATTS, Ginny WEYERTS, Joan PHILLIPS Wile, Lanny WILSON, Pat WOOD. Hopefully I have your names correct, and if not, please feel free to contact me. We are still in the process of contacting classmates, the following are names whose mail has been returned and have no e-mail: James SCOGGIN, Cherie WILLIAMS, Terry PEARCE, Ray WELLS, AND Ken OWENS. If you know of these people and what has happened to them, please let me know. For those of you who have not received an update of our meetings and wish to have one, here is my address: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet, 4223 Galway Lane, Pasco, WA 99301. We are asking $20 be sent for the group picture and incidentals and booklet, if you so desire one. I will send you a copy of the minutes of our meetings if you e-mail or send me your address. Even if you are unable to come, we still would like to add your name, etc. to the booklet so classmate friends can stay in touch. It is over 4 months until we celebrate together (September 5th & 6th) but still a lot to put together, so please contact me, Jim MEFFORD, Jeannette Duncan Mefford, Dona McCLEARY Belt or Don RAY with information. I am working on the booklet now, so that info is needed. Look forward to hearing from YOU!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ asco where they are promising warm weather in the 70s and 80 this week!! Yay!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) I think I may have discovered where Jimbeaux got the name for the Class of '63. -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Take a peek at Google Maps to see if they have photographed your home. I was chatting (that would be telephone) with Gary Roland SNOW ('61) who indicated that he was talking with John (Jack) ANICETTI ('64) when the Google people came by to take pictures in Richland. While you may not be able to identify the 2 fellows, Jack is standing in his yard while Roland is on the sidewalk out in front of Jack's home in Richland. Google link There are now 140+ members of the Class of 1964 in a grouping on Facebook. There would be a lot more 'players' if they stuck by Alumni Sandstorm rules (no politics, no bad boys or girls) but sorry to say that they don't. With our 50 year reunion just a handful of months away I thought that if I could spend 10 minutes with each of the 150+ people that come... that would be 25 hours. That may not be possible... so I've started to telephone former class members starting with grade school... even the ones who did not finish at Col-Hi. Many ended up at Kennewick. (Jim Deatherage 2nd grade with Mrs. Sanford & Larry Ziler from the same class.) Thanks to LaVon NEITZEL ('64). Sandra Fay WRAY ('64), Tom WARREN ('64) & William REYNOLDS ('64) for putting up with me and my phone ramblings this past week. Re: Where are you? Still searching for elusive former class member JoAnne POWERS ('64). Where are you? If you are a member of the Class of 1964 and have yet to sign up for or send your information back... please do so now or as soon as you can. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/29/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today Jack SINDERSON ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Rosalie LANSING ('63), Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis BENJAMIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nora SZULINSKI ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack SINDERSON ('53) Re: Sacramento Bomber Luncheon - 4/17/14 -Jack SINDERSON ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is good to see that some of the usual suspects have signed on for our 60 year. Probably have enough to make a good crowd at the Atomic Beer Pub. They do a good pizza. What I'm try to say is that it would be nice if a whole bunch more were to join the merry throng, doesn't necessarily have to be with Club 40. If what I gather, it is not going to be a formal affair at the Community Center; but I do suspect that Marilyn would want us to show up in clean clothes with our hair combed and teeth brushed for the picture. See ya at the party! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for 80 warm ones on Wednesday and maybe even Thursday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) Re: Birthdays Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes! I did have a great day. It is wonderful to live my life back in Richland. The same old neighborhood. It brings me back to memories every day. Every year I look forward to all your greetings. How I do love everyone. David you do take my breath away, you just have such a way with words and such an active memory. See you this summer. Oh goody!!!! -Rosalie LANSING Haag ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Re: Sitting in front of Maren's house. On our big trip to the West. Check out Paul and Sally's blog at: -Paul TAMPIEN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Beside spending the past 28 years earning my money as a professional jokester, I've also kept a long time love as a sideline hobby. I have coached track & field for 26 of the past 34 years. 7 years at Pasco High, 10 years at the University of Washington, 1 year at SPU and the past 8 years at Shorecrest HS. I specialize in the hurdles (which I competed in until I was 34) but when you're around track for 40+ years you can coach anything. The reason I bring this up is to let all you old folks know that we were better then than they are now! Arguments can be made about whether or not certain athletes could've competed in different eras, but the beauty of track & field is that everything is timed and measured. The tape and watch don't lie and the distances are the same. The teams I competed on from '72-'74 were undefeated in duel meets... in fact, I believe the Bombers were undefeated in duel meets for about 10 years during that time. We had sprinters, hurdlers, distance runners, throwers and jumpers and we had plenty of them in every event. The Richland Bomber track squads from the early '70s would absolutely dominate any high school team in the state of Washington in 2014. Wouldn't even be close. There are a couple of reasons, I believe. First, soccer. It didn't exist (and still doesn't to me) when we were in school. For boys, it's a spring sport and the athletes that should be on the track team are all playing the devil's game. Secondly, for the most part, you just can't run the kids as hard today. They'll look at you like you're crazy. I didn't question what Max Jensen and Mike Hepper told me to do. Plus, everyone else was running and I knew that I'd better keep up or I wasn't going to have a place on the team. We didn't miss practice ever and if you did, there were consequences. Now kids have a 1000 excuses why they miss practice and coaches have to just shrug. I'd better stop... I'm starting to sound like and old guy bitching about today's kids. -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jay MACKLIET ~ Class of 1980 ~ 1962 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/30/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Earl BENNETT ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve HAGGARD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNS ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, May 3, 2014 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Brad UPTON ('74)/modern HS sports It seems to me there are a couple of reasonable explanations for some of that phenomenon. First, there have been way too many life-long, debilitating injuries sustained in youth sports programs where "win at any cost, including damaged players" was the driving ideology. I don't think that was the case at Col Hi, but I wasn't involved in any intensely demanding sports, so I can't really speak from knowledge. The societal reaction has been to make coaches reticent to push as hard or demand as much. My son-in-law coached gymnastics for years at the YMCA in Alabama; he always made it clear to the participants what training they would have to do or lifestyle sacrifices to make in order to succeed at the more elite levels, but left it up to them and their parents to decide whether or not to follow that regimen. Relatively few did. Second, I believe the laissez-faire approach in the '60s and later to discipline, self-discipline and enforcing rules (can we blame Dr. Spock?) that resulted in the "entitlement" attitude that has prevailed in this country for decades can be directly correlated to the reduced physical capacities of younger athletes. Look at the obesity epidemic among children and adults today. Only those who have a deep, internal drive to excel can now achieve what was expected, even demanded, of all participants back then, whether they were innately capable or not. I doubt you would push your tracksters beyond safety, but I also doubt you would be allowed today to enforce the regimen that resulted in the higher caliber of athletes on average than what we see today. We all know that there is significant hard work and discomfort - and even pain - required to achieve championship conditioning and skill. We've seen the mile/two-mile runners vomit at the end of a championship effort because they had to push themselves that hard in order to win. It is still happening; witness the steady march of record-breaking performances, though the margins seem to be getting smaller in most sports. However, today it seems to be much less systemic or programmatic and more driven by personal desire and family support. Regards, ecb3 - from the middle of three days of rain in central Virginia, where Friday is forecast for 82 and the dogwoods have bloomed intensely this year. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: how did we do it???????? Just gotta email from Q ('62) with all kinds of things that were said in 1955... I gotta say we were really headed fer hell inna handbasket! Kinda makes ya wonder how we made it to the 20s... can you believe it... the 20s... I guess that's not really the way to say it... but the 2000s is way too cumbersome... I mean there we were, duckin' under our desks hopin' no radiation sneaked in thru the ink well... drinkin' gutter water... chewin' on lead paint... knockin' on strangers' doors askin' to come in and get a glass a water after bein' waaaaaaay out across the tracks... riding our bikes behind the skeeter sprayer... sniffin' bus fumes... hookybobbin'... slidin' down flat top on car hoods with huge sharp metal seams inna middle and worse yet, hookin' the hoods behind cars and roarin' around... parking where we were nuthin' better than fodder fer the Sand man... how the heck did we make it!!!! Of course I never did any of those things but I know some kids did... wait... I'm a orphan... I can cop to everything these days... OK I confess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't think either of the b-day kids did those things tho... I mean they were way too upstanding for such things... right? Right? Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Steve HAGGARD ('65) and Louise MOYERS ('65-RIP) on your special day, April 30, 2014!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` March, 2014 ~ May, 2014