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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ May, 2014
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/01/14 ~ MAY DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tony DURAN ('55) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ginger ROSE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sylvia PLUMB ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CARLSON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) If memory serves (which often it doesn't), way back in the day when we were young and may be up to third grade, didn't we make paper baskets to put flowers in? The baskets were then delivered to various places. This was all done in celebration of May Day. Well, hey, we weren't marching in the streets, staging riots and the like. [I took May Day flowers that I picked (lilacs from the yard) to the next door neighbor's porch. Then I knocked on Mrs. Williamson's door and ran away!! Supposed to be a "secret" who brought the flowers? -Maren] And it being May Day, it is also time to break out the ol' propeller beanie in honor of two younger Bomber Babes and one very, very, very distant "cousin." One of the Bomber Babes I actually spoke to. Can't remember the occasion, but we did speak some where in the hallowed halls. The other Babe is on the edge of memory. So, one and all, a hearty "Happy Birthday!" to Ginger ROSE ('55), Sylvia PLUMB ('56) and Doug CARLSON ('71). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for rain to come in on Monday next. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Birthday wishes!! I would like to wish my beautiful wife of 57 years, Sylvia May PLUMB Duran ('56) A HAPPY MAY 1st BIRTHDAY. I don't know how she has put up with me all these years. WITH MUCH LOVE in our golden years. -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) As one of the really elite athletes (NOT!!!) to come out of Richland I think I will weigh in on Brad UPTON's ('74) comment on athletic success and commitment and the response to his comments. I was a regular Richland guy, played multiple sports (hoops, even a little football and tennis) into Chief Jo (Warriors!) but was only good enough at tennis to continue on school teams. Can't imagine what I would have done with track but fortunately, as a tennis player, never had to find out. The differences in those times and today have less to do with OTHER'S expectations and everything to do with our expectations as kids and participants. I played 7th grade football and basketball at Chief Jo and I had a real clear understanding of those of us who were there to try hard and have fun (me) and those who in addition, were working towards future growth in the sport, RHS varsity, even college potential. WE made those choices, and worked towards them. Many of us were clearly separated by talent. Some were separated by desire, work ethic, etc. But we also had some common attributes in our participation. Most of us WANTED to be there. Most of us played 2-3 even 4 sports during the year. When we had practice, we showed up, period. Guys who missed practice were either pretty sick or dead! Very few of our parents hounded us or reminded us we had practice... and get driven there??? The most common indicator to me was that we ALL played all the time. By the time I was a sophomore at Col-Hi most of us regular guys were down to one maybe two school team sports. But we NEVER quit playing. Almost everybody I knew played basketball and football on weekends at playgrounds, etc. Everybody who could, played baseball organized and other all summer. I hung around Riverside Park almost every day playing tennis. Bomber gym was host to summer league hoops and plenty of non varsity types played, every night. All of that athletic activity was just another part of our lives together growing up. It never felt separate or unique at all. My daughter and her gang (2004 Kentridge) were much the same. Things were competitive and many played. The big difference today (my view) is that fewer and fewer kids really go play because they really want to. These athletic activities are NOT part of the fabric of school, community and growing up together. The very talented are in elite, almost full time programs that force making single sport decisions very early in life. I always say the good ole days were not as good most remember them, but when it comes to being a Bomber, they were better! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Donna NELSON ('63) Irene WALDNER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan PHILLIPS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene RICHTER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merradyth TRUNNELL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ah, the ol' propeller beanie is getting a work out. Today marks the 20th birthday of a Bomber Babe with whom I am better acquainted with now than back in the day. Let's put 'em together with a rousing "Happy Birthday!" for Joan PHILLIPS Wile ('54). I certainly hope her current husband takes her to somewhere nicer than Taco Bell for dinner tonight. [Don't knock Taco Bell. I LOVE TB... especially their FREE "senior drink". -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, on the morrow, my youngest granddaughter graduates from George Fox University **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Re: May Day I'm subbing in an East Wenatchee School today [May Day] and suggested to the kindergarten teacher to have the kids make May baskets and I'll tell them how to deliver them with flowers (not picked from the neighbors' prized flower garden) and not to go to a strangers house!! So I'm keeping the tradition going... at least in one room. It will be fun!!! -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) For all you local/Tri-Cities Bombers: For an afternoon of great music and singing, come listen to the Columbia Chorale on Sunday May 4th. We are a group of folks (about 45 of us) who love to sing. Our concert this time is "From Big Bands to Big Apple", including radio/big band sounds and show tunes. You will see 3 Bombers at this concert: Burt Pierard ('59) and Missy KEENEY ('59) are in a folk quartet, singing as our guests, and me - Irene WALDNER ('69). I'm singing in the Chorale. This is inexpensive entertainment for an afternoon - free, but as a non- profit group, we still have expenses, so we do suggest $5 at the door (We pay for the use of the facility, the sound man, purchase music, etc.) After this Sunday, we take the summer off, then will start up again in August for the fall concert (twice a year). Sunday's concert is at First Presbyterian Church, 2001 W. Kennewick Avenue (the one opposite the Country Club golf course) at 3 pm. Thanks - hope to see you this Sunday; come up and say Hi afterward (cookie reception - that will get you there!!) -Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Charlotte CASE Kallio ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy ELY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: 5/1/14 Hello from Kansas City! Missouri, that is. Harrah's. (Uh, no, I don't think I'll try the slots tonight.) We continue to have a great trip with lots of interesting shows and sights. Weather not too bad, either, considering what other areas are putting up with. I'm sitting in the coffee shop, where wi-fi is free--costs $10.95 to connect in the room. It's a bit noisy here so will close for now. Still can't get into my Facebook to let friends and family know where and how I am! Tomorrow night we stay in Denver. Re: 5/2/14 We are in Denver for the night. Ogden, UT tomorrow night and home Sunday evening. Such a great trip! So glad I got to come. Love and best regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) OK Bombers... before summer comes... I would like to do some bragging about a Bomber classmate from the Golden Class of '63! Let's see if you can guess who she is. We met at our Sweet Adeline competition in Spokane 2 or was it 3 weeks ago... you know how time passes so quickly and before you know it... OH, yes it was the week-end of April 12th... well I am not too late. Anyway it was so great to connect with a couple of Bomber classmates this week-end but what I wanted to brag about was, first, the chorus from the Tri-Cities got 3 big awards. Rolling Hills won the most improved chorus, and it also won FIRST PLACE in one of the divisions. And our own Micki LUND Anderson ('63) who is apart of Rolling Hills also is in a Quartet "Taken A Chance", from this group and they won the AUDIENCE CHOICE award. YEAH! Oh girls, women, ladies, Bombers, granddaughters, friends, it is so fun to sing in these groups. It is such a healthy, fun, ladies night out, good for stress, good for you. I know so many of you loved to sing... so why not join right now? For those of you in the Tri-Cities... you have one of the best groups in the Pacific Northwest. And we do not just sing old songs. You should have heard renditions of "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" and "Footloose". A great time was had by all. Join the fun, sing for yourself and others! Some of the other top groups came from Bellevue and the Olympia area. In Portland there is the "Pride of Portland" group that is 8th in the world... yes, I did say the world. Busy gardening, when it is not raining here in the gorge where Spring has come. Shades of green splendor line the river, and the dogwoods, lilacs, and too-numerous-to-mention flowers decorate the forest and surrounding area. It is beautiful! Have a great and "Happy Day"! -Donni CLARK Dunphy (the Golden class of '63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers including 5 Cole Kids sent stuff: Margaret EHRIG ('61) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti COLE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rance JONES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janni WISE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allison ALTMAN ('00) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cole Kids Happy 80th birthday Patti ('52) from Niagara Falls. Our five week vacation tour of the US with Jackie ('63) and Bill ('64) is almost over. We will celebrate at the cabin! Love you. Not so great with the new phone yet. Ha Cole Kids: Barbara ('50), Karen ('55), Judie & Jackie ('63), and John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers By now you have filed your income taxes and paid your property taxes so you can come celebrate Spring with an open mind. Come enjoy a good times with old friends as well as a chance to make some new friends. We all have a good time. (If it is your birthday month you get a free piece of pie.) WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014 TIME: 1pm - 3pm (Some show up around 12:30 PM) WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: CK Dedication 1955 or 1956 taken by LaVera "Midge" Reck, mother of John RECK ('66 Honorary) Are any of you able to help identify the people in this photo? So far we have: First clergyman, lower left, is Msgr. John Maraciullo. The Bishop is Joseph P. Dougherty, 1st Bishop of Yakima. Msgr. Edmond McGrath is on the Bishop's left (by the school.) Mary SULLIVAN (?64) is the girl on the lower right with glasses and white blouse. [Maren thinks MAYBE it's Wendy CARLBERG ('64-RIP) and MAYBE it's neither] That could be Brian CORCORAN (?64-RIP) to the right of the Bishop (parking lot side.) The boy carrying the cross in front of the Bishop looks like a Reilly (Lawrence, Kevin or Tom (?61- RIP)) and we are thinking it is Kevin. The middle K of C gentleman might be Ed Walsh. Dennis thought Frank Magula would also be one of the Knights. Please provide any help. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwight BURKE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BOLIN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo BUSTAD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad PUGH ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of 65 Bomber Lunch WHENL Friday, May 9, 2014 TIME: 12:30pm - 2:30pm WHERE: 3 Margaritas, 627 Jadwin The May '65 Ladies Lunch will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014, in the Lounce of 3 Margaritas Restaurant. Ladies: if you graduated in 1965, please join us, and consider bringing yoru Moth, sister or daughter to celebrate "Mothers' Day" a few days early. If you will be joining us, please contact me so I can add your name to the list, OK? Thanks!! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff HARTMAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diana BENNETT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laverne VANDENBERG ('76) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Evelyn KINGSLEY ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Barb ISAKSON ('58), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty BELL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McFALL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis BARR ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug RATHBUN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty DE LA BRETONNE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOGAN ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Spradlin, aka Evelyn KINGSLEY ('49) Re: Medicine from Mexico Larry MATTINGLY ('60) wrote about having surgery and getting medicines from Mexico. My son is allergic to bee sting... he is a handy man and is exposed to bees often. He is seldom stung but needs the epipen just in case. The manufactures are only packaging them in packs of 2 with the same expiring date at a cost of nearly $400. Absolutely ridiculous! His budget doesn't stretch that far. Would Larry please give the information about ordering drugs from his source! It would be greatly appreciated. -Mary Spradlin, aka Evelyn KINGSLEY ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hope this breaks the chain of "not"s. Today, being the 8th of May is cause for some minor celebration. Why? you ask. I'll tell you. On this very day, way back in history, a Bomber was born that I happen to know personally. We went to school together (almost at the same time). He is, sometimes, a pretty good fella, even with the hairs growing wild on his face. A hearty "Happy Birthday!" and a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for Jim McKEOWN ('53). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are predicting nice weather following Mother's Day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Good News: A Bomber is Coming Home ~ Jerry IRWIN ('58) Big Day is May 7th, 2014 No address as yet! Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) called Barbara HORTON Pieterson ('58). Bonnie visited with Jerry the 6th of May and found him feeding himself with the left hand... meds are being delivered through his stomach... Bonnie didn't know why the patch over his right eye was back on. He's got a long recovery time, but he's working on it and Bonnie said he's strong and getting better each week she sees him. Bonnie couldn't find out his address so have to talk with his girls for that. Re: Last week's info! Sorry I didn't get info sent last week... He has charmed the nurse there and said "Thank You" to Bonnie and gave her a kiss on the cheek. She said he was still improving... still breathing on his own during the day and getting air through a tube at night. He is talking some... sometimes hard to make out... he won't be extended there... will be leaving on May 7th. 2014, and heading to the Tri-Cites Bombers Cheers. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Best excuse I've ever had So I get kinda nervous when I don't have something to do alla time. I'm beginning to get Terry DAVIS ('65) syndrome in my almost middle age... As kids we always knew that Terry was either on or off... 100 mph or asleep... no in between... I "need" stuff to do... if I have nothing to do (more honestly that I want to do) I can only think of one way to spend my time... nap time without the graham crackers... just curl up on my little love seat and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZz out... that, however, makes me feel like I'm a lazy bum... so going into the weekend I had 6 tasks involving installing new light fixtures, replacing the hose, filling my lift with hydraulic fluid and cleaning up the mess left by the escaping fluid and doing the front brakes on my roadster... all that time with '50s on 5 blaring in my ear... yeeeeeeeeeeees... On goes the radidio and out comes: "Yummy yummy yummy I got love in my tummy... " Ah crap... I glanced around... nope I'm not in a bunker or anything... "Chris?" "yo hooo, Chris...?"... no I haven't fallen asleep and been visited by the Chris Noel demon... "Come on down to my boat baby... " oh my it's getting worse... next they'll be playing Tommy Roe... or way worse "Baby I love you" by Andy Kim or what ever his name was... Oh jeez they did... Oh please tell me this is a bad dream... I ran to the box and sure enough on the right station... Man since they took my favorite show with Norm N. Nite off it's been bad enough but this is really awful... worse than awful... I've hearda rock n roll heaven, now I'm experiencing what rock n roll hell must be like (no offence to those of you who loved the stuff I'm mentioning... I mean I can dig the different strokes for different folks and all that so just know I'm a rock n roll dinosaur... OK?)... OK so calm down, David... it'll be over soon I'm sure... sure I'm sure... well it lasted all weekend... some kinda new channel they were pitching... "Oldies Rock n Roll Dance party" or something like that... well you can imagine I worked faster than normal so I could go take a nap... now by Monday I still hadn't recovered... I had Frank WHITESIDE ('63), Leo BUSTAD ('64), Myrna BOLIN ('63) and Brad PUGH (66) on my list... but during my breakdown, I had read that Frank's b-day was actually on Sunday! Now last year there was a little confusion on the correct date for his b-day and I thought I had nailed down the 6th... nope wrong I got aholda Frank and he confirmed that it was I that was misinformed... well with all that going on I not only missed Frank's b-day but all those kids onna 6th too... Now come on... ya gotta admit... insanity is a great defense... I mean way better than being captured by pirates... right? hello... right? Oh poop... well I ain't gonna pull the same stunt today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patty de la BRETONNE ('65) and Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) on your special day, May 8, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Kathy CLARK ('67) I want to wish Kathy (a day late) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Medicare here ya come! I hope all is well with you. Mom & Dad are still going strong at 87! They still live in the same house in Ephrata after they moved from Richland in '68. All of us girls are in our 60s now!! Again I hope you had a Great Birthday! Bombers Rule! Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 3 Bomber Memorials today: Ann ENGEL ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry LUKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STULL ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Mary BAILEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TEEPLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val TRENT ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Cleaning house To: David RIVERS ('65) My dear David, I would love it if you would come to my house and dust, mop, vacuum. You see, I'm busy trying to win all those silly games our classmates are playing so I don't have time to do housework. I also have a huge yard that I have been putting shovelfuls of mulch on all my flower beds. It's a lot of work for this old lady and my back and my arthritic thumbs are killing me. So whenever, just fly in and I will pick you up and I will keep you mighty busy. One of your favorite Bombers. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: how did we get this far anyway!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very good to hear Jerry IRWIN ('58) is on the mend and heading home! I'm back to "normal" with '50s on 5 back to its regular format! I think we will all pretty much agree that it is pretty amazing that some of us were able to reach this point in our lives at all. The b-day guy is no exception... still riding those silly mopeds at this stage in the game and just enjoyin' life! Can't wait to see him next month! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim STULL ('62) on your special day, May 9, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jack LESTER ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2014 >>Mary PASEKA ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1945 - 2014 >>Tom THORSON ~ Class of 2002 ~ 1983 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58), Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Ann ENGEL ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Zorba MANOLOPOULOS ('91) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LOLLIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ANDREWS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne CHRISTENSEN ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwayne BUSSMAN ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: oops! Jerry IRWIN ('58) Well, now we wait for a bed to open and then he will be moved to Richland Rehab. A Bomber is coming home soon! to Richland Rehab -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) To: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) I'm pretty sure that the black cloud and the stomach turning smell of burning rubber hanging over Las Vegas this morning, is due to David RIVERS ('65) beatin' feet outta town and heading toward the northwest to take you up on your invitation; you should know better than to encourage the youngster! :) -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Mary PASEKA ('63 & '64-RIP) I was so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Mary and I spent a lot of our childhood together. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Be careful what you wish for So a couple of the first things I do inna morning is my prayers and meditations, email my lil girl that I love her and read the Sandstorm along with emails from a small gang of Bombers I email a great deal... so this morning imagine my delight when I read Ann ENGEL Schafer's ('63) post... now I can't say that the tasks she listed are things I get all excited over... but Ann IS something (one) to get excited over... well at that time in the morning my hair looks pretty much like Grandpa Munster and I hadn't taken a shower yet... but I knew I needed to pack some essential items if I was gonna make the trip to Vancouver... now some of you may recall (tho most of you won't) that I was on "Homeland Security's" (why do they use those names??) watch list for heading to Colorado or Montana or someplace with a pouch fulla ammo (tho my gun was neatly and properly packed in my cargo luggage) last year or so... so I shoulda been more thoughtful, but hey... this is Ann! Once I got a few clothes and my gun and ammo in my checked luggage I headed for the ol' airport with my bag a stuff... now I knew that I'd need to do a post for one a my bestest bud's b-days but I could do that from Ann's... Oh my oh my you can't imagine my joy and excitement... at the airport I dutifully threw my half full bottle of water into the trash, knowing they won't letcha take it on... I presented my boarding pass with a huge smile to the frowning TSA lady and proceeded on... Holy Mackerel... I want you to know that it's not just perfume and stuff they want in a plastic bag! I mean I'da needed a huge garbage bag... what did I know... It was "up against the wall" time again... They took my Mr Clean, my Drano, my lawn sheers, my 409, almost took my little whisk broom, gas for the lawn mower, oil for the lawn mower, Windex, shovel, weed killer, bug spray, fertilizer (I can understand that... I mean it about gagged me on the car ride) and just about everything else in my little carry on bag... after all that I missed my flight but did manage to talk them out of taking me to jail... Now I ask you... how many other guys would do that for a Bomber-babe???? But at least I was let go in time to get my HB off for tomorrow's post... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Chuck LOLLIS ('64) on your special day, May 10, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies May Lunch Report The Classy Ladies of '65 Lunch was held on May 9th at 3 Margaritas in Richland. Attendees included: Connie DAME Bell, Diann DAVIS Strassburger, Pat DORISS Trimble, Sandy JONES Fishback, Bonnie LARSON Scofield, and Jackie ZINN Hooper. [WHAT? No picture(s)??? -Maren] Re: Our Next Lunch WHAT: '65 Ladies June Lunch WHEN: Friday, June 13, 2014 WHERE: Twigs Bistro at Columbia Center. So '65 ladies: mark your calendar! See ya then! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Zorba MANOLOPOULOS ('91) Re: Little League Celebration This year is Little League's 75th Anniversary (1939-2014). We are celebrating the first Little League game played in the Tri- Cities on May 21st, 1951 at Jefferson Field. Richland American and Richland National both started in 1951 and played at Jefferson. (Richland American was renamed to GRLL a few years ago) You are all invited to celebrate with us. On May 21st, 2014 at 5pm at Jefferson Field (Floyd Gates Field), we will have a small ceremony celebrating the birth of Little League in the Tri-City area. We will start at 5pm and finish around 5:30, so we have time to start the game at 5:45pm. Bring a lawn chair and come watch some Little League baseball. We would love to hear any memories, photos, articles, etc. of playing Little League in Richland. If you have any questions, let me know. -Zorba MANOLOPOULOS ('91) President, Greater Richland Little League (GRLL) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill McCUE ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob DANA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave DORAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) One wonders why a certain Bomber Babe would issue an invite to the Junior Gyrene to fly up and help her clean house. Especially after reading of his trials and tribulations on trying to catch the plane. Typical of Gyrene planning, he wanted to take all the supplies with him, rather than use the pre-placed stuff at a local "Freddies" (Fred Meyer) or Wal*Mart. Go figure. On a much more realistic note: Let's have big shout out for all the Bomber Moms on this their special day. This does include Bomber Babes who are moms, and some may be Bomber Moms. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is a changin' if the weather guesser persons have it right. Supposed to be in the eighties by mid week then cool down for the week-end. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. and NO BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today... ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and Valarie Peery sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Dan HAGGARD ('57) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Valarie Peery (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STULL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** [This was SUPPOSED to be in yesterday's Sandstorm... I missed it so we had a "not" yesterday... -Maren] ******************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) What a stunner to find that I was the only contributor to yesterday's [5/11] Sandstorm. The good thing about it was that we were all saved from receiving a "not" issue. And today [5/12] is pretty much the same as far as Bomber Birthdays are concerned. Not a single one listed on the original world famous Bomber Calendar [for May 12th]. In keeping with all that, a very merry "Un-birthday" to one and all. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are insistent on temps in the eighties for most of next week. But not to worry, the rain is supposed to return for the week-end. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** from: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: Dale GRAHAM ('57/'58-RIP) I just received news of the passing of our classmate, Dale, from his sister Kathy ('60). Dale died on March 31, 2014, at OHSU Hospital in Portland. He was 75. Dale is survived by two sons Stanley and Dale, a daughter Jodie and sisters Shirley and Kathleen and brother Robert. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Do you remember Ohhhhhhhhh the buzzin' of the bees in the lollipop trees and the sodie water fountain... the lemon aide springs and the bluebird sings in the big rock candy mountain... Howdy there Buckaroos this is your ol' Pal Bert Wells... nah It's just me... but had ya goin' didn't I... dunno what got me to thinkin' of Bert... I think I was singin' that song to myself... actually humming... Terry DAVIS ('65) calls it my "slingblade"... he just hears hmmmmm heeeeeeeeeer huuuu... but it is humming... my daughter can tell when I'm in a room immediately because she hears me... I corresponded with Bert for a while... he may have even contacted Sandstorm one time... but maybe it's just one of those things I dreamed up... [you didn't dream that up... he sent something to the Sandstorm a few years back. -Maren] we traded Christmas cards too for several years... I remember him flag pole sitting in the Uptown one time by the Bank... flag pole sitting was big for a while... dunno why... Bert was born in Grandview and lived in Yakima for a while and that's where he was living when he passed away at 79 in 2009. He worked at Handford, played in bands, taught High School English, was a speech professor at Eastern Oregon University and was even a DJ in LaGrande (listen and learn Crowster ('65)). I guess ya might say Bert was one of my early heroes... I've always said my childhood heroes were: Audie Murphy, Gene Autry (I never liked Roy Rogers for stealing Gene's title of "King of the Cowboys" while Gene was off to war... prolly wasn't Roy's fault... I'm sure somebody higher up the food chain at the time made the call) and James Dean, but I realize now that Bert was a more local hero... well you know me... no good reason for getting off on Bert when it is a time for Bomber-babe b-day... but I'm easily entertained and even easier thrown off track... well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peggy STULL ('64) on your special day, May 13, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for '66 Ladies DATE: Thursday, May 15, 2014 TIME: 12:30pm WHERE: The Village Deli 5215 W. Clearwater Ave, Suite 114 the Marine Land Village in Kennewick PHONE: 735-8584 Please let me know if you will be able to join the '66 Ladies for lunch. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Valarie Peery Re: Richland Bomberopoly from Instrumental Music Boosters (IMB) Hello Maren! I'm writing regarding the board game, Richland Bomberopoly. We are still trying to break even on this fundraiser. Ouch! We are selling the games and wondered if you could post something in the Sandstorm letting alumni know that we have them available? Games are now $29.95. We can ship, if needed. Inquiries can go to Thank you so much! -Valarie Peery, RHS IMB, President ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bomber sent stuff: Jim TADLOCK ('58) and Carole WICKSTROM ('59) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claudia STOFFEL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randal SOUTHAM ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim TADLOCK ('58) & Carole WICKSTROM Tadlock ('59) To: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Barb: Jim and I wonder if you have a current address for Jerry IRWIN ('58). -Jim TADLOCK ('58) & Carole WICKSTROM Tadlock ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Bert Wells (RIP) After reading our Sandstorm barrister's post about Bert Wells, I wanted to read more about him. I did not find too much, but I did find an obituary which included a pretty good biography. I will quote one line from the obituary, "He also enjoyed seeing and hearing from people from his past particularly grown-up kids who sat in his live Buckaroo Time audience in the 1950s." I must admit I remember next to nothing about the "Buckaroo Time" TV show, I remember "Uncle Jimmy's Playhouse" better. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [See entry from Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) - CampFire Girls went to see Bert Wells:] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2014 WHEN: Saturday May, 17th. TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM ~ Lunch around 12:00 Noon WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St., North Spokane. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Roger GRESS ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BIRGE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam ROBINSON ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SWAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven McCOLLEY ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) One can only hope that this missive does not get lost in the inbox or wherever. Today we are celebrating the birthday of one of the younger Bomber Babes. She has a very considerably older brother ('59) who has been known to frequent downtown Burbank. This is not to be held against her. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order to wish Marilyn SWAN ('63) a very Happy Birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ where we are awaiting the week-end rain (if the word of the weather guessers is anything to go by). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Pam ROBINSON (Classic Class of '61) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAM... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: one a them days Well it's one a them days when the doc scheduled a pointment in the late afternoon and I'm feared I won't get back in time to post so lemme make a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marilyn SWAN ('63), with a promise to do gooder on your special day next year but for now on May 15, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gary LUCAS ('57) Barb ISAKSON ('58) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDANIELS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy KLEINPETER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary LUCAS ('57) Re: Howard BRANDT Many of you probably knew Howard BRANDT ('57wb). Gifted as a student, artist, and musician, Howard attended Marcus Whitman Elementary School and Carmichael Junior High School before moving to Seattle where he attended Queen Anne High School. He subsequently received his B.S. in physics from MIT and his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the University of Washington . During his career Howard's interests focused on General Relativity and Quantum Computing. In each of these areas he made significant contributions. Howard spent the last thirty years working as a senior scientist at the Army Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Howard died on April 13, 2014. He had had a quadruple bypass operation and an aortic valve replacement operation all rolled into one. For a while Howard made significant improvement to the extent that he and his wife, I and my wife, had planned a trip to Romania in August. But, alas, it was not to be. Howard is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughters Karen and Sonja, and a beloved three-year-old granddaughter, Genevieve. Lastly, Howard would have wanted me to let you know that he died as a confirmed Catholic. We all will miss him greatly. -Gary LUCAS ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Bomber Jerry IRWIN ('58) Well he's moving but not yet to Richland... still waiting for a bed to open up. His temporary (beginning 5/15 or 5/16) address is: Regency Northpoint 1224 E. Westview Court Spokane, WA 99218. Phone # 1-509-465-8800. Bomber Pride -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It don't take much Gotta great email from Dean HOFF ('62) today with all kindsa '50s memories... now they didn't have skeeter sprayers, hookybobbin', or sniffin' bus fumes but the had some really cool stuff... they had the "automat" which I only seen in movies... in fact, I made a pledge years ago that I wuzn't never goin' to New York... crossed the line one time from Bergen County, NJ for dinner by axedent, so have made several trips since but never to NY City... Terry DAVIS ('65) and I went to Buffalo one time and hadda great time... so anyway, did ya know that Dean and the b- day Bomber-babe are "class mates in law"? Yup, her other half is a class mate a Dean's... hey so is Doug HAWKINS ('62), why I'll bet there are bunches a class mates in law out there... where wuz I... oh yeah... well there was one item I had hoped was outa my memory for good, but I was wrong... It was the only thing I ever remember really wanted Santy to get me for Christmas, even if it was the one my Pop bought for hisself and maybe just wrap it up and put it unner the tree, but nope... I got a shaving kit and English Leather instead... hell I barely shave now... not sure why I needed a shaving kit... it was water buffalo... shoulda knowed there was gonna be water buffalos in my future... Now I liked the English leather... so did every other guy in my class... anyway, one a the '50's memories was a transistor radio... like the Freddie Boom Boom Canon song... Transistor sister... Brian JOHNSON ("65) got one and brought it by Christmas morning... "Now or Never" was playing on it when we got to HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) house that morning... the email from Dean also had Bandstand on there... "Don't" was one of the songs on the board... when I walked out to finish woking on the front end a my Shore Patrol, "Don't" was playing... spooky, but then "Tall Cool One" came on and I forgot about "Don't"... If only they'd play my favorite Louie Louie... oh well, at least they don't play the "other" version on my station, either... So OK, I didn't get the radio, but I lived... It coulda been way worse... now ya gotta figure we were 13 that Christmas... .when we got to Terry DAVIS' house he whipped out his present... a brand new pair of Have Gun Will Travel 6 guns (I don't remember Paladin wearing two guns... just one big one and a derringer... I also don't have a vivid memory of the guns Terry got but he swears there were two with knights on the holsters)... I mean any other kid would have just shriveled up and died to get 6 guns at 13 (tho Beej was still only 12)... not Terry, the next Confirmation class he showed up wearin' those guns in his pajamas... when he teacher tried to take them away, he took his gun fighter's stance and bellowed: "Nobody takes my guns, stranger!" Ah what times we had back then... well nuff remunisin' and more celebratin' before somebody falls asleep here... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sandy JONES ('65) on your special day, May 16, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/14 ~ ARMED FORCES DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57) Roger GRESS ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betsy FOX ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Howard BRANDT ('57wb-RIP) Thank you, Gary LUCAS ('57), for the great note about Howard. He was one of my great friends growing up in Richland, and it was a sad time when I found out that he was moving away. Neil ADAMS ('57) and I would walk by Howard's house on our way to Marcus Whitman and Howard would join us for the rest of the way. God speed, Howard!!! May you have fair winds and following seas!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Mike BRADY (Classic Class of '61) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Blast from the past I meant to mention this earlier but forgetted, of course... This year I managed to remember to post for all four b-days of a Bomber-babe dynasty ('60, '63, 66 and 67) and got my Gold star inna mail, which was way cool by itself... but Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) also sent me a very cool Reddy Kilowatt (NAB) pin in its original folder... I mean this is way way way cool... Now I'm sure you kids from the '50s and older (I mean more mature) member Reddy very well. You may not know that Reddy was borned on March 14, 1926... so I missed his b-day by quite a bit this year... He was put inna movie by Walter Lantz of Woody Woodpecker fame and his voice was done by Sherman, Mr. Peabody's pet boy... I remember seeing Reddy everywhere growing up in Richland and he was almost as familiar as the "atom" symbol for the Atomic City. I remember stickers with the Atomic City symbol everywhere... I think someone (Jimbeaux ('63)???) sending me one... Jimbeaux has a famous "box" where nearly anything and everything can be found... He is always coming up with something new... the last thing he produced and was kind enough to present to me was a book full of Vietnam lighters... we all had them... Zippos and Zippo knock offs with engravings on them... I was dumb enough to send mine home in my sea bag along with RX sunglasses and other treasures that were stolen before they got to CONUS or maybe after who knows... I can't say the "postal" service was all that reliable... I remember one time a guy was picking up the mail and the guys in the mail hut were blaring rock n roll music... most of which turned out to be stolen from the mail along with many real to real recorders sent home for safe keeping (mine included)... so he's standing there listening to the Real Don Steele on a tape dedicated to Cpl Johnny Schmuck... as Don gives the dedication to Cpl Schmuck (NAB and not his real name)... the guy reported it and the boyz headed for the brig and we didn't get no mail for a while... sometimes that was a good thing tho... MY grandmother sent me a birthday cake for my 21st b-day that came by ship... all that was salvageable was the stale popcorn she packed it in... but boy did we scarf that down... so as usual, I've gone off on a tangent... never was very good at sticking to the subject... ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY Betsy FOX ('63) on your special day, May 17, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Marlene MANESS ('57wb) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alice HANTHORN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEENEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry PITMAN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman POWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline STANFIELD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thor CULVERHOUSE ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The Junior Gyrene remembers some things well. It was a given that most of the electronic goodies purchased in the 'Nam somehow were disappeared before departure. Especially those purchased in 'Nam, never opened, and immediately shipped home. There was one way to avoid this. The air corpse had what was then known as the PACAF Exchange Service mail order catalogue. Bought several items through them and lo and behold they arrived at home before I did and intact. Shipping wasn't all that much. I'm not sure whether the light fingered persons in the postal forces in 'Nam were service personnel or indigenous employees. And to think of some of the things that were sent through the mail in those days (must have been before UPS broke out of the Pacific Northwest). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ where the next batch of spring monsoons will be upon us. Sorry to hear about the fire problems in the San Diego area. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene MANESS Isom-Mulch ('57wb) Re: Howard BRANDT ('57wb-RIP) Thank you Gary LUCAS ('57), for telling us about Howard's passing. Sunny OGSTON Anderson ('57-RIP) told me that you and Howard were her good friends in D.C. and that you helped her through some very trying times. I remember Howard's beautiful singing voice and that he was a cheerleader at Carmichael. We lived in the same area and briefly had a neighborhood science club. It looks like he took his interest in science all the way. I am so impressed with what he did with his life! -Marlene MANESS Isom-Mulch ('57wb) ~ Prescott, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Reddy Kilowatt (NAB) etc. When I was a kid I did get a big kick out of Reddy Kilowatt. I think he was on all my parents' electric bills. When we drove through a town I would keep and eye out for him. There was a Reddy Kilowatt neon sign in Walla Walla I always looked for. Then he sort of disappeared. I guess in the '70s instead of trying to get everyone to use more electricity, they were trying to get everybody to use less electricity. Just like in the '70s they were trying to get everybody to build houses with fireplaces, then in the '80s they were telling everyone they couldn't build a fire in their fireplace because it caused pollution. I too bought a Vietnam lighter, and it is not a Zippo. I think it is a Nippo; that's a Japanese copy of a Zippo. (Credit for that one goes to author Sol Weinstein's hilarious parody of James Bond--Hebrew Secret Agent Israel Bond (code name Oy-Oy- 7)). I was turned on to him by a Jewish shipmate of mine although I have only read "Loxfinger" of the four books in the series. I also bought a Korea lighter and I don't know why I bought them because I have never been a smoker. I guess I just wanted souvenirs. I bought a gold ring with a black sapphire supported on each side by gold maple leaves in Bangkok. I sent it home to my girlfriend (later wife), and of all the stuff I sent home, that must have been the only thing I did not insure. Home on leave I asked her how she liked it and found out she never got it. It was probably on the finger of some mail clerk's girlfriend. I had a 3" reel-to-reel tape recorder a friend bought in Vietnam and sent to me so we could exchange letters on tape. I think we each sent one tape. When it was my time to go to Vietnam I took it with me, I think I sent one tape home and never got any back, so next time on leave I took it home and put it back in the original box and it has been there ever since. On my third and last WestPac (Vietnam) cruise my wife (girlfriend mentioned above) sent me a box of stuff for Christmas. It got to me late, I think after New Years Day. The individual presents were gift wrapped so they were OK, but there was a can of caramel popcorn and the lid popped off so everything was incredibly sticky including even the inside of the Christmas card. It was a fairly large card folded like an accordion. It was such a neat card I didn't want to throw it away so I wrapped it up in paper and kept it. Among the stuff she sent was a shirt that was white, pink, and purple striped with a pattern in the stripes, tan/gray corduroy pants that went really well with the shirt and a pair of purple sox. (Hay, you got to remember this was very early in the '70s) That crummy old oiler I was on then was more lax on the dress code than the heavy cruiser while we were at sea. One day we were all gathered in the main radio room with the Chief sitting at the one office style desk that was in there giving us all a lecture. This is the guy who reminded us that radio was a secure space and we were not allowed to have cameras there. All the while his camera was sitting right there by him on top that desk. I was wearing some non-regulation gold sox and the Chief told me I was going to have to stop wearing those @#$%* %$, $@^# %$ sox. Unbeknownst to the Chief, the 1st Class Radioman who was sitting in a chair next to the desk was also wearing gold sox. He started goofing off for the rest of us acting like he was pulling his pant legs down to cover his sox. Probably a good thing no body LOL ed. Later on when I knew the Chief would not be there and the 1st Class RM was; I put on those purple sox, went upstairs and right in front of him put my feet on the table so he could see my purple sox. I think he laughed so hard they could hear him all the way from Radio to the Engine room. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ In Kennewick where water in the cement pond is 76 and out front on this Armed Forces Day I am flying the National Ensign and the U.S. Navy flag. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bikes n b-days So I gotta call from Paul TAMPIEN ('64) a couple a hours ago leaving St. George, UT. Ray STEIN ('64), Jim HOUSE ('63) and Denny NALDER ('65) have spent a bit a time there for their "elder gentlemen's" B-ball championships. I've yet to make it to the games but one a these days, by golly... so Paul and Sally will experience some of the most fun and the very worst of a trip from Utah to Vegas... the trip thru the Virgin river gorge (hee hee I said virgin) is wonderful and I just love that part of the trip to Manti for the Rat Fink Reunion, which I'll be making again inna couple of weeks... but once you hit Arizona and Nevada it is the very longest, hottest and most desolate stretch there is... makes the Mojave seem like an oasis... almost every year coming back from Manti, we experience record breaking heat coming through there... two of us are taking roadsters again but this time I have a "Biker's mask"... last year after 5000 feet I couldn't believe what I was feeling... took my nose and lips 3 weeks to heal... not agin that's fer sher... This is also the time of year that 3 '65er dudes and the Bomber-babe who was my first date inna world could have a small reunion just for their b-days... I can't say enough about these kids... they have been a part of my life for so very long... one of them since before we started school... I still have a belt he made me in crafts class at Col-Hi, but I think it might fit around my leg now... boy I musta hadda skinny waist back then... musta been when I was built lika Marine Poster boy... as if I was ever built lika Marine Poster boy... I went to Vietnam with a kid like that... I look at the picture of us leaving that day and we all looked pretty darned "Gary SETBACKEN ('64)", but this kid was a perfect triangle with little or no neck (no not with the pointy part on top)... wow... looked a lot like HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) looked outa boot camp only taller... so, as usual, I call all but one a these kids 'cept one I don't have a number for... one will be fishing, one will be doing some kinda "officiating" and one I can't predict... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jack KEENEY ('65), Lyman POWELL ('65), Kerry PITMAN ('65) and Caroline STANFIELD ('66) on your special day, May 18, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Dedication of Christ the King School Picture taken October 2, 1955, by LaVera "Midge" Reck, mother of John RECK ('66 honorary) The first 3 grades of the school began September, 1954. Here is the latest update on this picture: First clergyman, lower left, is Msgr. John Maraciullo. The Bishop is Joseph P. Dougherty, 1st Bishop of Yakima. Msgr. Edmond McGrath is on the Bishop's right (by the parking lot side). The boy carrying the cross in front of the Bishop is Kevin REILLY ('58 honorary). The Knights of Columbus gentlemen are Bob Jasky on the parking lot side, Ed Walsh in the middle and Frank Magula on the school side. Are any of you able to help the names of the unidentified people? NOTE: Fr. Tom Champoux at Christ the King Church confirmed date the picture was taken. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula FRISTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam EMMONS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan THORNTON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy THORNTON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David CARSON ('76) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENNEDY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carmen MAFFEO ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Ladies Lunch on May 15, 2014 Five classmates attended the May lunch for the ladies of '66 at the Village Deli in Kennewick on May 15: Tina SHELLMAN Foley, Lanelle FUSMAN Graves, Linda McCLELLAND Montgomery, Donna THORSON Whiteside and Sandy MILLER Burden. The pictures were taken by Sandy. Enjoy ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Phil BELCHER ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom GRAHAM ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil BELCHER ('51) Re:Belated Birthday Wishes I want to wish my first born daughter, Barbara BELCHER Valinske ('72) a belated Happy Birthday on her special day, May 19. Sixty years ago I was out to sea when I got a radio message that she had arrived safe and sound. She was born at the hospital in Camp Hanford, (Richland, WA)... the hospital charges were $10.00... Worth every penny, too! -Phil BELCHER ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey! Boys & Girls! Do you know what today is? I was just asking in case someone really knew. On the other hand, and on record today is (wait for it) Tom GRAHAM's ('55) birthday. So a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order along with a shout out. It's almost as good as a "quiet day on the delta." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ where the weather pattern seems to be pleasant days through the week and rain on the weekends. At least until school lets out. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Jackie and Larry's Fireworks and adventures For Several years now Jackie has maintained a blog of our activities. Our latest fireworks effort was an addition to the annual demo of consumer type fireworks for Jake's Fireworks. His brands are "World Class" and "Cutting Edge". Both are superb in bright colors and great activity. The Jake's 7 Western States Distribution Center is at Winlock, WA [a bit south of Centralia]. Every year at this time Jake Marriott (no connection with the hotel chain) flies out here from the Kansas HQ and they stage a demo for all the dealers. After firing 94 of their top items for the demo Jackie and I were invited to use Jake's consumer products and stage a short display as a finale to the evening. Jackie is an artist at heart and it just may have been one of her finest efforts. Part of the equipment for firing this finale was my new three position trailer firing platform. It worked perfectly and all the crew were pleased to use it. We actually fired from 13 positions. For information and pictures go to: Jake's Firework 2014 Demo Finale - Winlock, WA Jake's stuff on YouTube (14:38 minutes): Jackie's Blog: If after you see some of the things we do, you would like to be notified of blog entries send an email to: and let her know you are part of the Bomber family and she will add you to the list. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I'd like to wish my cousin, Bob CROSS ('62) a belated happy birthday as he celebrated a milestone birthday on May 19th. I was thinking of you, cousin, as we were traveling and hope you had as great a day as possible... we've suffered the loss of 2 of your siblings this past year. With love and Bomber cheers, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Memphis, TN for a few days where it has finally gotten above 80. It's been a long, cold spring, but I guess summer weather is finally going to make it. Back in Ohio, it's been too cool to know how bad the winter kill actually was on the plants. I think I lost my holly hedge due to the extreme cold of our winter. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Scotty GARDINER ~ Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda HESS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Sister Vincent Mary (RIP) Sister Margaret Graziano (Sr. Vincent Mary), age 97, died at the Marie-Rose Center at Mary's Woods in Lake Oswego on May 11, 2014. She was a vowed sister of the Holy Names for 77 years. The Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 21, 2014, in the Provincial House Chapel. A memorial service is being planned for early June in Eugene, date and time to be announced. Sister Vincent Mary taught at Christ the King when it first opened in 1954. Sister Vincent Mary (RIP) obit -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Hi all I know this seems kind of lame but I am doing all I can to deal with remaining breast cancer debts. If anyone would be willing to go to the following site and help it would be greatly appreciated. I've been dealing with this for 11 years now. Also please pass on the web site to anyone else you may know who might be willing to help. Thanks -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today and one Colt Memorial... BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terri ROYCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry MATTHEWS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul FELTS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Colt Memorial >>Evelyn Grove Bigelow ~ Class of 1934 ~ 1916 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have a birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), John ADKINS ('62) Jim BREEDLOVE ('68), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly BELCHER ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene HORNE & Carol BISHOP ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Much Ado about Nothing. All right people, let's get with the program here. It is not fun to check the old inbox to find yet another "Not" issue of the Alumni Sandstorm. I mean, come on, two in a row! Two in a month is bad enough, but two straight days of "Not" shows a lack of interest on the part of many. My excuse is that there are any birthdays of those I know on the calendar, nor are there any historical/histerical issues to be resolved. Let's face it, even as incomprehensible (sometimes) as the Junior Gyrene's reminiscences can be, they are somewhat readable and do take up space. And what has become of the adventure's of Pappy's elves and/or dogs? That's my view and I'm sticking to it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather for Memorial Day in the valley is an iffy situation **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Col Hi Class of '62 ~ 70th Birthday Party There is an information page available for the Class of '62's 70th Birthday party. View it from the All Bomber Home Page ( - Reunion Section You can view it from the Class of '62 Home page - also from - - class home page section OR You can view it directly at - (so many fine options.) -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland nice day with a light breeze **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) ATTENTION!!! I want to mention something that happened yesterday early evening here in Spokane. I almost killed a young boy about 8 - 10 years old. I was driving on a street (Washington Ave.) at about 32 miles per hour heading home at about 4:00 in the afternoon. Two young boys were playing around and one of them pushed the other one who jumped into the street to get away. The problem was that he ran right in front of my vehicle and fell down. I slammed my brakes on and stopped just about 2 feet in front of him. I really almost hit the kid. I just sat there almost in tears and was very unsteady. The boy was okay. He was also almost hit by someone else. I sat there and just shook for a couple of minutes. If I had been just a little less attentive, I would have run into and over him. I still haven't gotten over this. I don't know if I could have ever gotten over it if I had hit him. Parents! Please let your children know that playing on the sidewalks can be very dangerous. Car Drivers! Please realize that being inattentive for even a second -- That includes talking on your phone -- EITHER TALKING OR TEXTING -- COULD CAUSE SOMEONE TO BE KILLED. -Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Things have been a little slow in here lately, so I hope you don't mind the plug! Friday, June 6th I'll be part of a BIG show at the Pasco Red Lion. The Corvette Comedy LaughFest will take place in a BIG tent out in the courtyard. It's in conjunction with the Corvette Club... I believe there will be over 200 Corvettes in the parking lot. This benefits Make-A-Wish. The show is 4 headliners that I hand picked (I picked myself) and 3 of my best buddies in the comedy world. Dwight Slade, Auggie Smith, Kermet Apio and I are each doing about 25-30 minutes and then we'll all come back out and sit on stools Blue Collar Comedy Style and take questions and tell stories. It'll be a great show, lots of fun, lots of laughs. I hope to see some of you there. Tickets are only $10, I have no idea why they set the price this low! Anyway you can buy them at: -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/14 ~ MEMORIAL DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Karen COLE ('55) Tony DURAN ('55), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole WICKSTROM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dolores MOODY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cecilia BENNETT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KOOP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul McNEILL ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Mt. Angel, OR Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) and I were in Mt. Angel yesterday enjoying the great cuisine at the Glockenspiel and watching the marionettes do there historical twirl of Mt. Angel at 1pm; weather was perfect, couldn't be better. But, where was Mike CLOWES ('54) aka Bob Carlson? We missed you Bob/Mike. Bomber cheers, Richard, on our way home to lovely Grover Beach, CA, from being snowed out of Yellowstone. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Kaye WHEELER Curran ('55-RIP) Kaye passed away May 24, 2014. She leaves behind a loving family, friends and former classmates. Rest in peace. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Memorial Day Tribute This is a very beautiful tribute to our military men and women. A must see!!! This is simply awesome. One of the best tributes to America's veterans and families... Turn up your sound. In God we trust! -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) I agree with Mike CLOWES ('54), how can it be that TWO days in a row, nothing was written into the Sandstorm! How can that be? ...with all the Bombers out there, surely someone has something interesting to tell, on a daily basis... it's sad to open the Sandstorm and find that there weren't enough entries for Maren to publish anything for that day. I love reading what David RIVERS ('65) sends in... his memory is amazing and his humor is so much fun to read, too... love how he deliberately will spell words wrong... am sure the "grammar nazis" have a fit, but I love it... brings a smile, and that's a good thing. I have wondered about Pappy SWAN ('59) and the adventures of the elves and his dogs, too... those adventures were so much fun to read... could "see" all the exploits of those elves... come on, Pappy, surely those "little people" have been creating enough havoc, so that you could write a "book" on them. *grin* I do have some news... my son-in-law has taken a job in the Boise, ID area, so we will be moving... the company he has been working for is being sold, and no guarantees that his job would be secure, so he sent out "feelers" and took a job with Idaho Power... he would have preferred Northern Idaho, but nothing was available, so he took the offer in the Boise area. he has to be to work, this Tuesday... the rest of us will follow, once the house is sold. I am looking forward to being where I can actually have FOUR seasons, and also SNOW... he was told that the climate/weather in the Boise area is comparable to what the Tri-Cities gets, so am jazzed about the move... my daughter isn't so sure that she is going to like living where it gets COLD, she "freezes" down here, but my son-in-law keeps assuring her that a "dry" cold is different than a "wet" cold and she won't "feel" the cold as much as she does here. hardest part is leaving my youngest daughter and grandson... have never lived away from them, so this is hard, but it's ONLY a 13-hour drive and my oldest daughter has said we will come down OFTEN so that is helping... figure we will come this direction, every 6-8 weeks. AND, it's only about four hours from the Tri-Cities, so will be close to my family, once again. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA but not for long *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Freedom is not free Sunday before Memorial day started out normally... Over the last few weeks the Shore Patrol Wagon, Paddy, 1 ea., had been permeated with an awful stench of rear end fluid... I mean really awful... now don't you believe those adds where they put blindfolded people in a room filled with zombies and garbage... Fabreze does NOT get rid of all smells... I tried and tried... so the other day my buddy and I were doing some 220 wiring for a new compressor... I looked under the car (actually didn't hafta look at all) there was a puddle of goo under the right rear of the Shore Patrol where there was nothing above it to create the puddle... I opened the back doors and oh man there is was... a bottle of rear end oil tipped over and dripping it's obnoxious contents all over the box I keep filled with stuff like that and all over the back of the vehicle... nasty, nasty, nasty... so I planned on cleaning up the mess and then checking a power valve to see if it was causing my excessive fuel consumption... two simple straight forward jobs... but after finishing the clean up, sitting enjoying a well earned ciggy-butt, an overwhelming... (that is almost too mild a word) urge came over me... I got out my box of stencils ( big box full of many other boxes of all sizes of stencils) and made groups reading "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE" and sprayed the message on the open radiators of my "Chesty" Henry J and my '27 Roadster... .at first I was very disappointed... I couldn't read the signs when they were finished... as I walked back a few feet to get some black paint to spray over them I turned and saw that just as in real life... .that concept can be difficult to fathom... but as I stepped back I could read the messages loud and clear... I was simply too close to see the message for the blurs... .Today, I wish to celebrate the birthday of a very special Bomber-babe... but it is also a day to let my brothers and sisters know that they are WELCOME HOME. Many of us were not welcome when we came home... some still do not feel they are welcome nor do they feel comfortable here... when I got home I hated it... The "Big PX" was not the Disneyland I remembered... much of it was that I was not the same and never would be... I wanted to scream and much more... a couple of days into my new duty station I requested to go back... I mean the thing I had NOT wanted to do when I got my Orders to Vietnam, was now the thing I was asking to do again! My friend Magoo, was in the first class of SEALS and spent 4 full years in the jungle... I can't say it did a great deal for his people skills, but dang man... that'll do something to a guy... Terry DAVIS ('65) thinks Magoo is about the coolest thing since shirt pockets and I gotta say I agree... but he sure ain't the kid that posed for the "Gung Ho" T-shirt stencil when Big Daddy Roth did it back inna '60s( enclosing a picture NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT AND NOT FOR THE SQUEEMISH... not zakly the original... Marine Corps wouldn't let him use their name back then so hadda call it "Gung Ho... I got the original tattooed on my left arm... weird havin' her buddy tattooed on yer arm also enclosing a recent picture of the today Magoo)... It would be years between the first time I saw that Gung Ho T- shirt and I would meet Magoo and become close buds... then, of course there are all those who never came home physically or mentally... I have worn my POW bracelet for many years... since they first came out... the kid on the bracelet was lost his first day in country when his Company was over-run with no survivors... he was lost on May 10, 1968, the day before I got home... I can never say "Welcome Home" to him or those who were lost with him... Terry did the narration for a film called "The Man Left Behind"... Greg Tomlin, the kid who directed and produced the film has won many awards for it. He first met Terry when he wrote and sent letters to Terry while "Tour of Duty" was still being filmed weekly... I am not sure they actually met until he asked Terry to narrate the film... doesn't really matter, Greg wanted to take his Dad, who had never fully recovered, back to Vietnam as sort of... hell I don't know as sort of what... He wanted Terry to go, but as usual, Terry wouldn't go unless David went and David wasn't goin' back to no freaking vietnam no how no way... I wear a t-shirt that says: "Vietnam sucked when I was there; bet it still does; 1967-1968" If you get a chance to see the film you will understand your vet friends a little better... maybe... so now I've kinda mucked up the joyful HB for the b-day Bomber-babe... this was spozed to be full of all kindsa anecdotes showing what a great babe she is... oh well... she knows she's loved and appreciated as that go to Wild Child that let's us all use her place every Cool Desert Nights during the '65er gathering (which is coming up starting June 19th in just a few weeks boyz n girls... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cecilia "Ceci" (dunno how she got that name... thank Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63), Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), Leo WEBB ('63) and yers truly, I guess) BENNETT ('65) on your special day, Memorial Day, May 26, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 1966 Military We honor our 1966 classmates who served so bravely in the military. And to those classmates who gave their lives, we ask a blessing of peace. Jim ADAIR (Army), Jeff ALBAUGH (Army), John ALLEN (Army), Nancy ANDERSON Snow (Navy), David BENNETT (Marines), Albie BEUTLER (Army), Mark BLACK (Marines), Jim BLAIR (Navy), Frank BOLSON (Army), Russ BROWN (Army), William BROWN (Army), Jim BRUNELLE (Army), Richard BUTTON, Tedd CADD (Air Force), Doug Carey (Navy), Ron CATES (Army), Gary CLARK (Navy), John COLE (Army), Tom COLEMAN (Navy), Kurt CROWNOVER, Mike DALE (Army), Larry DANIEL (Army), Phil DAVIS (Marines), Donnie DEAN (Marines), Robert DEAN, Ken DEERY (Army), Bob DeGRAW (Army), Dave DERBY (Army), Bill DIDWAY (Navy), John DIETZ (Army), Tom FOOTE (Army), Stephen FORTE (Air Force), Ken FORTUNE (Marines), Marc FRANCO (Peace Corps), Tim FRANKLIN (Army), Rudy FRANZ (Army), John FULLER, Mike FUNDERBURG, Eric GERBER (Army), J.Ed GRANT, Bob GROUT (Navy), Michael HALL, Mick HEMPHILL (Navy), Elizabeth HETRICK Hair (Army), Mark HINKLE (Coast Guard), Dave HOKANSON (Army), Loren HOLLOWAY (Army), Charles HOSACK (Army), Jess HUESTIES (Army), Gary HYLBAK (Navy), Mike JACKSON (Air Force), Steve JOHNSON (Army National Guard), Vance KLEYN (Army), Guy LOBDELL (Marines), Jerry LORENZEN (Army), Bill LOUIS (Air Force), Kerry LOVE (Army), Peggy MAASEN Murray (Army), Buck MABBUTT (Army), Richard MAGULA, Pat MAHONEY (Army), Jesse MALLORY, David MASON (Air Force), Tom MATTIS (Marines), Tim McDERMOTT, Bruce McMANN, Sandee MILLIUS Gors (Army), Pat MITCHELL (Marines), Pat MURPHY (Army), Dorothy NELSON Conoy, Ken OLSON (Army), Greg POYNOR (Army), Brad PUGH, Aaron ROBERTS (Army), Karen ROTAN Carson (Air Force), Jim SCHILDKNECHT (Army), Gary SCHULZ (Army), Marcia SETBACKEN (Army), Mike SHEERAN (Air Force), Christine SIMEK Peterson (Army), Gary SOEHNLEIN, Tom SOMMER, Trudy SPILMAN (Army), John STANDLEY (Army), Joe STANKIEWICZ (Army), Alan STEPHENS (Navy), Bill TADLOCK (Army), Jake TATE (Navy), Roger TRUE (Army), Wayne VanHAMME (Army), Bill VOILAND (Army), Sandi WARD Donahue (Air Force), Phil WEBB (Army), Kirk WELSCH (Army) and David ZWEIFEL (Army). Thinking of you on Memorial Day and thanking you for all you did for our country. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Patti COLE {'52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Marilynn WORKING ('54), John CAMPBELL ('63) Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOYD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PERL ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti COLE Pierce {'52) To: Tony DURAN ('55) I want to thank you so very much for the wonderful "Tribute to the Veterans" My husband, Don (a 25 year Air Force Veteran) and I both shed tears watching and listening to this awesome tribute. Thank you so much! I am putting this in my favorites so I can look at it every now and then!! -Patti COLE Pierce {'52) ~ Richland where it is "breezy" but sunny and warm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dick ROBERTS ('49) Sorry we missed lunch with you. We would have been there had we known. To: Linda Reining ('64) I have found, with age, that the cold in the Tri-Cities isn't as" dry" as it was back in the day. Think the dams and the increase in irrigation might have something to do with it. Just don't be blinded by blue football fields when you get to Boise. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, contrary to popular opinion, I am not an habitu of all the watering holes in Mount Angel. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of '54 in 2014 - 60 Year Reunion Classmates, another reminder to get your information in to me for our booklet and funds for group photo and misc for our 60 Year class reunion. Time will go by so fast before we know it and we don't want you left out!! Saturday, September 5, 2014, we will meet at the Richland Community Center from 1-3 PM. A group photo will be taken about 1:30 PM. This will give us some free time to visit and have some snacks with our friends. We have some great door prizes and souvenirs, so be sure to get your tickets at the door. Then we will have dinner with Club 40. Friday and Saturday nights we will have a special area of seating for our class at Club 40 in Red Lion - Richland, so we can have appetizer and dinner together. It won't be as easy to visit those nights as the noise gets a little loud, but we can work it out!! We are getting excited as we hear from classmates who haven't been with us for as much as 10 years, so please be sure to make contact. Even if you are unable to be here in person, we still want to hear from you so the contacts can be updated. Send to my e-mail. Look forward to hearing and seeing you ALL!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has turned a little chilly in the 70s **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Marilyn and I had a good time this weekend in Richland. We had a nice cruise Saturday afternoon with 33 other Mustangs to Prosser via Badger Canyon. We attended the Pacific Northwest Mustang Club's Show & Shine at Howard Amon Park on Sunday.. I visited with Perry MOORE ('63) and Roger GRESS ('61) - who won an award for his cool hot rod. My sister Joan ('57) is home from hospital and feeling better. Attended 80th birthday party for brother Rush ('52). We beat the majority of traffic back over the mountains. Looking forward to Cool Desert Nights on June 19-21. Hopefully, buddy John DALE ('63) will bring his '55. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill AYOTTE ('71) Re: Don TWITTY ('71-RIP) Lost an old friend last week. Don TWITTY, or "Tweety Bird" as I liked to call him. He was my first roommate, introduced me to soul music, Al Green, James Brown, Tower of Power, Aretha, Marvin Gaye, Isley Brothers, Temptations, and all. We had some classic hoops battles, Bomber road trips, all good times. I lost touch with him until he showed up at our restaurant in Seaside with his beautiful wife and daughter. He loved our broasted chicken. Man could clean a chicken bone! Happy times. When I moved back to Tri-Cities, I found him and renewed our friendship... seemed like we were never apart. His music collection was classic. Next thing I knew I had a Marvin Gaye cassette tape from Donnie for the road.. Tweety was a brother from another mother to me. I will miss him. Rest In Peace, My Brother. -Bill AYOTTE ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Jeanie TURNER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bob & Roberta GROUT ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HOWARD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tracy WRIGHT ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori LYSO ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Happy Birthday, you old man!!! Enjoy your day today (May 28) and stay out of trouble!! See you in September! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco It'll be in the 80s by the weekend in Tri-Cities!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Portland/Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch Can hardly wait to see who shows up for this fun time. We hope to see YOU on June 7. PLEASE JOIN US!!! If you are in the Vancouver/ Portland area, we would love to see you at our Bomber luncheon. It is always a great time, good food, and lots of interesting conversation. WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2014 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant - on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 - Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the Sun Room. Bomber Hugs, -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: what a day Excuses excuses I gotta million of them... today it was just one of those days... woke up to find my work computer had been hacked and all files encrypted... ALL files... 20 years of pictures and work gone... no I never bothered to back up the stuff on my hard drive... what a dork... then I went to the bank and either I backed into a guy or he backed into me... both suffered broken tail lights... mine was a '53 Henry J... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... soooooooooooooo I've been trying to figure out howta use "bit coin" and pay 500 smackers to maybe get my files back or just bag it.............. I'm just sick... back up your files kids... just do it... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sr. Chief Bob Carlson aka Mike CLOWES ('54) on your special day, May 28, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Don TWITTY ~ Class of 1971 ~ 1952 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Burt PIERARD ('59) Bill GERRY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERARD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SHERWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce BROWN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha HOPFINGER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) for the Junior Gyrene ('65): There is an old aviation axiom that has come into general use. It may be too late for the present, but, please try to remember in future to always "check your six." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for 81 warm ones today following a wet, cool and windy 60 something yesterday. Go figure. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) Re: Big "80" Just a quick note to wish my Esteemed Historian Brother Dick ('52) the very best on his historic day. I'll be hopping on a flight to North Carolina tomorrow for the big bash on Saturday. Here's to you, Bro!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill GERRY ('71) Re: Donnie TWITTY ('71-RIP) We lost a good friend last week! Don came to Richland from Chicago in the early part of our High School years and quickly became part of the metal and fabric of the Class of '71. He will be missed, and always remembered. Rest well my Brother from another mother. -Bill GERRY ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri SCHUCHART ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Not sure I was ever around Donnie TWITTY ('71-RIP) without lots of laughs. Great memories. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Col Hi Class of '62 ~ 70th Birthday Party View it from the All Bomber Home Page ( - Reunion Section You can view it from the Class of '62 Home page - also from - - class home page section OR You can view it directly at - -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland nice day with a light breeze ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2014 ~ June, 2014