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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 ~ 07/01/14 248 days till Iditarod 43 (March 7th 2015 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54), George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Brad WEAR ('71) OMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Water skiing with James BADGER ('56-RIP) To: Paul WEBSTER ('56) I enjoyed your BADGER story although I would have liked more details. I had several experiences with BADGER's water skiing in the ditch. One of which I wrote about in my book "The Animal". You were absolutely right when you said that the memories created by Badger was in fact his legacy. Thanks for the memory. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: 1959 in 2014 ~ 55 Year Class Reunion The 55 Year Reunion of the Class of 1959 is slated for the weekend of September 5 and 6, 2014. We are about ready to mail out the final notices, registration forms, and information. However, we (the reunion committee) could use the help of any and all Bombers who may have any contact information for our missing classmates. If you can offer any contact information toward locating the people listed below, please email Burt Pierard at BPierard98@aol.com or myself at TooPappy@aol.com HELP FIND OUR LOST CLASSMATES MISSING (SINCE OUR 50 year) Lynne DOWDA Rogers, Barbara FAERIS Deford, Frances FEHRENBACKER Durham, Johnny FREDERICK, Darwin GOLDSMITH, Chuck GRAVERSEN, Sue HEATH Venger, Debby HERSHMAN Claphan, Nancy KING Ziens, David MACY, Susan PITTOCK Courtenay, Lee SUDWICKS NEVER LOCATED Judith A. ANDERSON, Janet MITCHELL Wesselman, Sharon CLINE Ward, Lynda PHILLIPS, Dennis R. COX, Robert H. ROBINSON, Larry E. FISCHER, Sandra SCHMIDT, Dick L. GRIFFIN, Bob SIEVERS, Charles HUGHES, Larry R. SMITH, Gary W. KLINE, Ralph D. STEPHENS, Carolyn M. LEE Shaffer, Rosemary STROUP, Patricia L. Lynch, Connie L. WAGNER, George MARTINEZ, Joan A. WARE, Barbara C. McLENMORE, James D. WHITE, Jeanne E. MILLER, Michael D. WILLIAMS. Bomber Cheers! And, we thank you for your support! -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) ~ Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just happened to pick up a Dec. 2013 copy of The U. of Washington magazine, as although I claim to be a Cougar, I am actually a Huskie also, since I did get a MSW there in Social Work in l968. (so they claim me) anyway, I happened to glance at the letters to the editor and the first one was from Jerry Free in Vancouver, Wash. Jerry FREE ('62) is this from you, as you are a veteran and a UW alum in engineering? It is a well-written and thought provoking piece, and if I had a scanner on this computer, I'd scan it in. Never know when you will find a Bomber friend doing something neat. Bomber Cheers, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Who wears short shorts.. Well, I'm on week number two of breaking the rolled up cut-off habit... so far so good I guess... went over to the surplus store to see if their shorts had a shorter inseam... no such luck... I guess it's time for me to accept that the world of fashion enjoys emulating Gang-bangers... I gots a thing about shorts hitting or going down past my knees... in the first place I gots bird legs... and it's not that my knees are any great shakes... in fact, as long as I can remember I've noticed that I have knobby knees... I can remember studying other guys in Jr. high and seeing that their knees in their jeans were round while mine were almost pointy... their jeans wore out differently than mine too... my scrawny knees always burst thru while theirs' remained in tact... I know... stupid thing for a kid to concern himself with and even dumber for an adult... anyway, I can't stand my shorts to flop around below my knees... I mean I remember one day my Soph year, when alla seniors wore Bermuda shorts... guys that is... I remember thinking they had way more guts than I... found out while painting the "wall" last year, that the "shorts day" was some kinda "rebellion" against the school administration... boy they sure got Uncle Tom... bet he couldn't sleep for a week... funny the things we remember... I'd go onna eating binge and get more flesh on my butt so maybe my shorts wouldn't hang so low, but for the most part, eating for me is like stopping at the gas station... "I gotta do that again??" so don't expect it's gonna happen real soon... well this is a spiffy day for three Bombers... two guys and a Bomber-Babe widda capital B! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Richard ANDERSON ('60) and Jill BUTLER ('63) on yer special day, July 1, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: BD greetings Happy birthday to Pappy SWAN ('59) on this your day. Hope the Mrs. and elves are throwing you a big party. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland here the week is forecast to be a hot one **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday Pappy In response to your June 30 entry to the Sandstorm about getting older by the minute. Let's make it official! Happy Birthday to George "Pappy" SWAN ('59). I'm proud to call you my hunting and fishing partner as well as one of my Marine buddies. Have a good one, and tip a Makers Mark in celebration. I'll be toasting you on the 1st. Semper Fi! -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Norm HARDING ('50) and Dorothy KEYS ('52) Barbara SESLAR ('60), David RIVERS ('65) Winston McCULLEY ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David SHERRARD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Donogh (Adopted '71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norm HARDING ('50) and Dorothy KEYS Harding ('52) Re: Bob HARDING ('52-RIP) Would you please, for all Bob?s friends, post that he passed away at Tri-City Hospice this morning [7/1/14] after a series of strokes last week. We don?t know anything about services yet. Thanks, -Norm and Dorothy **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, July 5 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: when the honeymoon is over Was talking to a dear friend from Richland this afternoon and our topic hit upon finances... I've been lamenting not being able to squeeze the '64 50 year and the '62 70th b-day party into the ol' budget... Was a time I thought I'd ride the big wave forever and then reality came crashing in. When many of us saw our retirements go poof in the night, I figured I'd be working for the rest of my life and that was that. I still had some nice commercial property and and and... funny how life is... At the end of 2012, I knew I had some very tough choices to make... boutique firms such as mine were fine for many years and our large client base kept us very busy with work we enjoyed like crazy for a good long while... then age took over... did you know that when old guys retire and the young turks take over... those little pip squeaks actually prefer people their own age to do their legal work rather than the old guys Dad used?!!!!!!!!! How dare they... as my partners were transactional guys, they could go on working for the Dads... who never seem to tire of building new empires... but the big slice of the litigation pie I once had was drying up... As my practice began to come to a close I realized I could go back to the mega-firms or I could "retire". Just as I awoke one morning to decide I would rather get a JD than PhD, I awoke gradually understanding that I hated my job. Where I once relished complicated legal problems and had made "new law" on at least three occasions, more and more I found that in many cases the "law" was becoming irrelevant, incompetent and immaterial (thanks Perry Mason)... I watched as one of my best lawyer friends donned the robe and stated: "this robe does make you smarter"... Don't get me wrong, this guy was a master capital lawyer... but murder was the only law he truly understood. He could not begin to fathom the legal issues he would be asked to rule upon... When he became a Supreme at least he wasn't there in the trenches to do any more harm... As 2012 came to a close I could count the number of state court judges I would voluntarily try a case in front of on two fingers and there are more than 03 Judges in my District alone! When one young judge made a disastrous ruling that prevented me from presenting evidence in a case I had had enough and explained the law of summary judgment and evidence to him... he looked at me as though I had committed a mortal sin... one silly ruling, that would be overturned in 4-5 years would literally ruin my client... appeal or not... When another good friend of mine finished trying one of my cases in which I had kept all of the other side's evidence out, he proceeded to put his feet up on the bench and say: "OK boys before I rule, come up here and tell me what really happened" What really happened is what was presented before you, judge... period! The most dangerous person in a courtroom is a judge who doesn't know... that he doesn't know. A litigator asks only three things: That his client listen, follow instruction and make as few bone-head moves as possible... A good lawyer on the other side and a judge that will hear the evidence according to the rules of court and make a ruling according to the law. He can muddle thru without the first two... but when the third goes the fun of the practice goes with it. So, when my one partner died and we sold the building (commercial real property was no longer a viable investment in this town and thank Goodness for that guy from Zappos) I made my choice. Am I sorry... heck no. Am I complaining about my sitchashun... heck no... every problem I've ever had... well most... have been the product of my own doing. I am enjoying life as I never have before and tho I may not be able to do alla stuff I once could... I'm having a dang good time with what I am doing. And what does this have to do with the Bomber- babe's birthday, today?????? Not a damn thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jamie WORLEY ('64) on your special day! Sorry I'll miss the 50th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Winston McCULLEY ('74) This post is for David RIVERS ('65) I searched every men's store I came across for above the knee walking shorts and finally found an acceptable inseam at a J Crew Outlet. Hope this helps. -Winston McCULLEY ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie GANT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race #44 www.iditarod.com/ - Official Iditarod Site in case anybody is paying attention... Last Saturday in June - Musher sign up began for the 2015 race. 60 signed up including last year's champ, Dallas Seavey, his dad (oldest champ in 2013 - at 54) Mitch Seavey, 4 time champs Lance Mackey (missing last year), Jeff King and Martin Buser, In addition to coming from the United States, there are also teams from Sweden, Norway, Canada, and France (so far - wonder if we'll see Newton Marshall from Jamaica). Others have till December 1st to sign up. They will draw for starting position on March 5, 2015,,, Two reasons why I love this race: 1) 4 time Iditarod Champ, Jeff King Speaks from the Heart about his ordeal (and eventual scratch) from the 2014 Iditarod 2) King's scary helmet cam footage thru Dalzell Gorge Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) sent it to her mom, Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) submitted to the SS: Bomber Cheers and Peace (the affordable alternative), -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/04/14 ~ 4th of JULY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers, Bill Dunton, and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Bill Dunton (Carmichael teacher) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) and Jinnie ECKERT ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Happy belated one day birthday, to great friend and class mate Charlie GANT ('53). As most of you know, at least those from our generation, that Charlie has had 2 years of absolute hell, fighting cancer... but he is just doing that, fighting... his caretaker is Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53), who will be inducted into the society of Sister Theresa, based on the unbelievable way she has taken care of her guy, Charlie. The Chubb Club, and all of the rest of his classmates, hope to see him, if only briefly, at Club 40 in September. We all love ya Charlie and Norma, and can?t wait for September... -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ in very sunny Sacramento a couple of days over 100, but the Delta is blowing now so we are only in the mid 90s **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Holey snieckies, batperson, I done went and forgot Charlie GANT's ('53) birthday yesterday. So, for today, a double tip of the ol' propeller beanie; one for Charlie, and one for the Nation. Hope to see Charlie and his current gal-pal in September. Speaking of September, which isn't too far off, the publicity committee for Club 40 needs to get on the ball and start rattling the bushes to up attendance at this year's annual meeting. From information I have received it looks like The Class of '54 will be there, but not in vast numbers. Some of the other classes are not so well representative if at all. There appear to be about 200 seats left in the dinning room for either night. So, come on people, let's get those registrations in. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the parade and fireworks will happen on a fairly pleasant day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: The King and his Caddy Last fall at our reunion there was some considerable discussion about the actual existence of Jim ARMSTRONG's ('63) Solid Gold Cadillac. Well here is proof positive that it does indeed exists and it's a really sweet ride. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ham/140704-PittsCaddy.jpg -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill Dunton (former Carmichael teacher) I have a cassette (circa 1996) of Lane Johnson [Bill JOHNSON ('61-RIP)] which I would like to send to any interested party. I will immediately send it at my cost to the first person who contacts me via Sandstorm. -Bill Dunton, teacher, Carmichael Junior High School, 1949-1958 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hot dimes http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Sor/140704-Scouts.jpg To All Bombers, Happy Fourth to all. Attached is an old G E News article about a Bomber [or 2 or 3] headed to a Scouting Jamboree with an "exposed" item. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Danny WALKER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Pitts Gold Cadi Don't know what looks better... Jim or the Caddy? http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ham/140704-PittsCaddy.jpg Thinking of you Pitts...guessing we're 'out of our tree'! Out, runnin' around/Seein' every crazy sight A lady in a evenin' gown/Made from a paper kite We asked her why/She wore such a crazy gown She said if ya wanna fly/Ya gotta get off the ground https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFtUgTn3_KM -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 238 years! Wow, as I sit here today, I realize the Country is now as old as the Corps (the p and s are silent ya know)... tonight the cats will be frazzled... fireworks and all... can't see em very well from my house any more since the "town" has grown so much... remember those days at the Bomber Bowl... oooooooooooooooooooo aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah oooooooooooooo... I think it was a rule that ya hadda make those sounds... wonder if kids and their folks still do that... so much is taken for granted these days... Freedom... one thing that is NOT free... not that much really is... there is a price to be paid by someone for everything... I always get a kick out of Californians moving to Nevada to escape taxes and wondering where all the "free" stuff is they got in California... free my patutie... Anyway, it dawned on me (has for several days now) that I made a huge fow paw when I reported the gathering in Richland a bit ago... On Friday evening I looked toward the Uptown from our seats there on GWWay and saw this cute little blonde walking toward me waving like crazy... now since the first time I met Katie SHEERAN ('61) in the "growed up world" I have been kinda (only kinda... I mean make the best of whatcha got) careful about assuming cute blondes are waving at or running to hug me... so anyway, as she got a little closer I was able to recognize her... and I remembered Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) and her hubby, Gary, were coming to town to celebrate the birthday of a guy who has seen well over 1/3 and nearly half of our country's history... that, my friends is a long time... I got my hug and we talked about the b-day guy... I thought I had his b-day on my big cheat sheet but it ain't there... anyway, Kippy and Gary were taking Kippy's dad, "Brink" cherry picking for his 103rd birthday, just as they had for his 102nd... that's what he wanted to do! Dang, my buds and I just had the "ladder" talk the other day. Every time we start to get on a ladder and do something we might have done in younger years (which would not have been safe even then... the words; "Oh God, Terry, help" come to mind regarding something I let Terry DAVIS ('65) talk me in to about 25 years ago or more) we think of our former Governor who was removing leaves from his rain gutters... he isn't around any more............ but all's well that ends well so I just want to wish Brink a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a Wonderful day after the 4th to you all!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: RHS Ladies of '65 July Lunch WHEN: Friday, July 11th, 2014 TIME: 12:15--2:30 PM WHERE: Taverna Tagaris, 844 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA. The July "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be held on Friday, July 11th, at the Taverna Tagaris Winery in Richland. If the weather cooperates, we'll sit out on the patio and enjoy the breezes! To get to the winery, head west on Columbia Park Trail, turn onto Windmill Road (just before the Queensgate intersection), then onto Tulip Lane. You'll see the big sign! So, if you'd like to join us, please contact me so I can add your name to the Guest List?okay?! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: Vaccinations To all Baby Boomer (and older) Bombers; I suggest that you double-check your vaccinations and speak to your primary care physicians. With the tremendous influx of illegal alien children recently being allowed through our southern border, a significant amount of disease that hasn't been seen here for decades, is entering our country with them. Modern transportation being what it is, epidemics can spread with truly blinding speed and we geezers don't do well with childhood diseases and high body temperatures. -John ALLEN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Barb VOORHIES Welch ~ Class of 1977 ~ 1959 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick kPIERARD ('52), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Mike QUANE ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BRUNELLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) Happy birthday to Sharon PANTHER Taff ('57) who has made it to the three-quarter century mark [on 7/5]. A good clean-living Baptist girl will go a long way. I'm still ahead of her but she is nipping at my heels. Cheers and good luck to you and hearty greetings from the mountains of North Carolina. -Dick PIERARD ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: "Samantha" http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ham/140704-PittsCaddy.jpg Hey Gary, I think "Samantha" and I are too old and too fat be out runnin' around "Out of Our Tree"! But thanks for thinkin' bout us! -Pitts P.S. The old girl does look pretty good for a '99. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike QUANE ('63) Re:The King and his Cadd Imposter Alert Who is that handsome "old guy" posing as Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63), in HAMILITON's ('63) photo? http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ham/140704-PittsCaddy.jpg I'm fairly sure we have an imposter. The facts are in the details. It's nearly mid-summer. Where is the Madras? And look at the shorts and shirt... they match. If only I could have a quick glance at his wallet, or if he had black socks on I could confirm it is Jim. That clean, stock, vintage Cadillac, I'm pretty sure ARMSTRONG's is pimped out. I don't see any fuss on the dash and its not lowered, an imposter is present. We might have to get BARNETT ('63) Investigation to do a facial image analysis, and retinal scan (look for smoke). I could be wrong it might be a double. As our fame increases with age, it prudent to have a double when in public, you can never be too careful. I need to chastise the trickster, HAMILTON ('63) to confirm his facts before sending photos. -Mike QUANE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Old Einan's location John ALLEN ('66) and I have a bet One of us says: SE corner area of Lee Blvd. and Wellsian Way The other says South side of Williams just before either Jadwin or Goethals -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 81 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Curt DONAHUE ('53) Judy WILLOX ('61), John ADKINS ('62) Paula BEARDSLEY ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Ken STALEY ('68), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Irene DE LA BRETONNE ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) *music* "Leavin' on a jet plane..." July 7th. But I do know when *MUSIC* "I'll be back again!" Alaska, here I come for my annual "escape the heat" and spend time with family and friends. Good timing, I'm thinking, since they are saying 100 on Tuesday. Usually I stay 2 months but this year I'll be back August 6th. (God willing and the Airlines don't strike.) Cancelled the newspaper, hired my usual Company to mow the grass. got some prescriptions renewed, put in vacation leave with Meals on Wheels, which I volunteer for 2 times a week, ran the last of the laundry. Now all I have to do is line up a ride to the airport, have my mail put on hold and finish packing. Janet will use my car while I'm gone and she will park her old clunker in my driveway. Which reminds me--I need to ask someone to put the trash cans back in the drive after they are emptied on Tuesday. As usual, 4th of July celebrations were a blast! (Literally) Lots of noise, lots of bright lights, lots of ooooos and ahhhs all over the area. Lots of BBQs, probably lots of beer and other refreshing libations. Number 11 great-grand is threatening to make an early appearance today or tomorrow!! Exciting times, these. Hoping I can be in on Miss Violet's arrival before I leave Monday evening. Should have a call within the next hour, whether the Mama will be admitted to Kadlec or sent home until the contractions are closer together. That depends a lot on the dilatation and Lexi's BP, I think. Five to 8 minutes is fairly close for a 2nd baby. Meanwhile, my greatest challenge is learning Windows 8. (As my old friend Ron SNOW ('52), used to say, "Rots o' ruck.") Are we still allowed to say such things??? I hope every one is enjoying their summer. It does, after all, pass this way just once. Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: cemetery Maren, There is one at Williams and Jadwin, but I'm sure I remember one at Lee and Welsian Way also. That, of course, would have been way back. The locals now tell me I am wrong but they also tell me that there was no Welsian Lake also. They don't know what they don't know. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco where we are expecting our first 100 on Tuesday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) To: John ALLEN ('66) and Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Einan's Original Location I don't know which one of you said which, so can't take any sides here. But, the old address for Einan's was 471 Williams Blvd., so whoever said "South side of Williams just before either Jadwin or Goethals" must be the one who is right. To: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG Re: "Samantha and You We are never "too old" to "Act Out of Our Tree" and stay young Jim. Keep that child inside of you alive and well, and just keep on "runnin' around like a young man. You and Samantha look darn good I think, and I love the old cars so much more then the new ones and same with the older gentlemen. ;o) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland hotter then a rapidly fired pistol! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Old Einan's Location Whoever says it's "South side of Williams just before either Jadwin or Goethals" is absolutely correct. It was originally "Tim's" restaurant or drive inn, I can't remember which (must be getting old) - bring on that 70th birthday party. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland-- IT'S GONNA BE 100 TODAY. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Re: Old Einans South side of Williams on the SE corner ... Across from HAPO now -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Maren and John ALLEN ('66) I'm certain it was the latter [Williams], across from the cemetery, probably west of Goethals, but that?s fuzzier. I notice you were careful not to mention who said what. Regards, ecb3 - from seasonably beautiful central Virginia. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Mike QUANE ('63) Nice to hear from you Mike. She's a 10/10 inside and 9.9/10 outside. The heads have been fixed so now she's ready to "cruze" the local senior center!! Regards! -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Einan's location Emails NOT sent to Sandstorm 1. "South side of Williams BETWEEN Jadwin and Goethals" 2. "It was located at the intersection of Williams and Goethals. I grew up on Williams and Farrell Lane across the street from the old Sacajawea Elementary School." 3. "I'm certain it was the latter [Williams], across from the cemetery, probably west of Goethals, but that's fuzzier. SE corner Lee/Wellsian ? bowling alley, produce stand, maybe a gas station at times, specialty auto garage  but Einan's?" 4. "On William's, right off Goethals. Sacajawea side. Original cemetery across the street." 5. "Einan's building back side used to be next to Jack Payne's Shell station that was on the SW corner of Williams and Jadwin. So SE corner of Williams and Goethals. I don't know if that string of buildings had a Williams address or Goethals address but I would guess the latter since it faced that street." 6. "I believe the location was South side of Williams just before either Jadwin or Goethals" -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: obsessions Been way hot here... then at night we've been getting torrents of rain... not a little rain... I mean like monsoon rain... so now it's hot and muggy... well for no reason other than I felt like it, I pulled out an "Eddie Would Go" T-shit, which made me eye my faux "LaMont DeJONG ('63)" shoes by Sanuk without the cool coffee stains in the form of the Hawaiian Islands... now I know they aren't really coffee stains, so knowing that even he can't spill coffee that precisely, I refrained from trying to imitate the pattern... I got mine several years ago in Huntington, and they even have genuine California tar on them from the beach... but no Hawaiian Island marks on the top. He told me his can only be purchased in Hawaii and I am sure he is correct, but naturally I had to surf the web to make sure... now there must be a million styles of canvas shoes but I'm looking specifically for canvas shoes that are roughly cut and have the Hawaiian Islands on the top... even just a picture... but how the heck do you tell the computer that's what you are looking for?????!!! I'm afraid what we have is a failure to communicate so Hal and Dave are gonna give up on this one. I've only worn mine at the beach tho I have carried them with me several times here and there to wear as slippers, but don't think they ever made it outa the suitcase... anyway LaMont always looks so comfortable in his, I decided to wear mine today and find that I really like them! They would be perfect at the airport too! I've been told at times I have an obsessive/compulsive side to me... I don't think it's true... let's see... how could I re-frame that search................. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Einan's Location The old Einan's was on the southeast corner of Williams and Goethals, right across the street from the current HAPO building. Dog and Suds was on the other corner when we were growing up. Resthaven Cemetery was kitty corner from Einan's right behind Dog and Suds. Ed TEMPLE ('67) used the old Einan's as his OB/GYN office for many years. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very hot Richland!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) WIlliams Blvd wins! -Ken STALEY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Einan's Location The only place I recall Einan's being was on Williams between Jadwin and Goethals as the "old" cemetery was across the street. My late grandmother passed away when I was in the 9th grade (12-'65) and it was there we had her funeral service but she was buried at the newer cemetery on the Bypass. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from hot Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jack GARDINER ('61) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Duane LEE ('63) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Linda REINING ('64),Betti AVANT ('69), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tammy JANES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just check the running guest list for Club 40. A few more of the usual suspects have signed up. There are quite a few slots left open for those who want to be there or have never been there. What's more is that some of the usually crowded classes are considerably depleted (like no one has signed up). Come on, people, it is a big room and will certainly look empty and the Club will loose money if you don't take the plunge. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are predicting a hot (90+) weekend coming up. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) All right... already boys and girls I know we're all old, but I think we've had enough cemetery talk. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>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 WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 2014 TIME: We start about 12:30 but you can come early and stay late WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) Summer has arrived. The Fourth is over with all its noise and beauty so come celebrate with a group of Bombers from any and all classes along with some spouses and friends. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) All that talk about Einan's made be hungry for the best fries at Tim?s Drive In where HAPO is now. Thanks for the memory, John ADKINS ('62). We used to stop in there on way home from Chief Jo, I think about 1958. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Judy WILLOX ('61) Hello Judy. Thanks for the support. I needed that! All the best. Jim A. P.S. Samantha thanks You too! -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Einan's location Emails NOT sent to Sandstorm 1. "Before Einan's moved into the building on the south side of Williams... it was a pizza place. If I'm remembering correctly, pizza place had a fireplace on the west wall. When Einan's remodeled, the casket for a service was placed about in the same place where the fireplace had been. I remember going to a funeral there and it was so odd seeing the new "layout" but only remembering the good pizza. =)" 2. "Corner of Williams and Jadwin." -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA 89 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Had to laugh when I read David RIVERS' ('65) entry in yesterday?s Sandstorm... just shows that we all need to proof-read before we "hit" send: "I pulled out an 'Eddie Would Go" T-shit'" sorry, couldn't resist... -"grammar Nazi". -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: places in Richland here was a Wellsian Pond just south of the Pony League field. It was stocked with fish and was for kids under a certain age only (thinking 14 but may be wrong). It is now filled in, has been for years and has buildings on the site. The only building I recall at Lee and Wellsian was Sarge's service station, the building is still there just some other name now. As to Ed TEMPLE ('67) I remember when I was working for Drs. Pettee and Field at Tri-City Orthopedic Ed had an office built right outside our back door, I mean it was really close. I see now his practice is in Pasco. I met a gal (class of '67) at the Racquet Club when it first opened in the early '80s who had just moved back to Richland. She was sent to Dr. TEMPLE and they had graduated from Col-Hi together in '67 and knew each other. She said she prayed it wasn't the same Ed TEMPLE but found out it was. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Patricia HUTCHINS ('60wb) ~ White Bluffs question Judy WILLOX ('61) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken HEMINGER ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patricia HUTCHINS Combs ('60wb) Recently while surfing the web I ran across some old pictures of John Ball Grade School in North Richland, which put me in touch with this publication. My name when I started grade school was Patricia HUTCHINS and I was six years old. That was in 1948 and I went to school there until 1954. The next year I would have been bused to Richland to Chief Joseph, but my father was offered a job in the Philippine Islands and he moved my family back to Louisville, KY to be with relatives while he was gone. In my correspondence with Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64)I brought up the subject of White Bluffs and the accidental contamination that occurred there. She suggested that I submit an entry for the Alumni Sandstorm to see if any of the readers have additional information on this subject. Adults at that time only whispered about it and stopped talking when you entered the room, but we heard enough to make us very curious. The story we pieced together was that several workers for whatever reason had removed their radiation detector badges and gone in to a restricted area. When they came out they went home carrying the contamination on their clothing and their shoes. From what I heard there was only one man from North Richland but several from White Bluffs and they carried it all over town. Some of us rode our bikes to a point as close as we could get and with binoculars viewed the ghost town [White Bluffs] it had become. The whole episode was hushed up and that is the last I heard of it. Do any of you remember this or know anything else about White Bluffs. There is no mention of the accident on line or the reason it was abandoned. Thanks so much, -Patricia HUTCHINS Combs ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers You are probably melting like the wicked witch of the west and frying like an egg on the concrete in this, our good ole' summer days of old. So, come on in to JD diner and cool down with some good old friends and maybe meet some new ones. Neither rain, snow, sleet or heat can keep us Bombers away from the fun we always have here. And remember, if it is your birthday month you get a free piece of pie. Great reason to make the trek in the heat huh? See ya there! WHEN: Saturday, July 12, 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 (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Tim's Speaking of Tim's restaurant in the Einan's bld. I was impressed by the hatchets used for door handles! The rumor was that it was owned by By's Burgers. Cadillac Cheers from Centralia. -Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Dr. Ed TEMPLE (?67) With the remarks about Einan's and Ed TEMPLE having had his practice there prior to moving to Pasco, I thought I should say ?Congratulations? to Ed on his retirement July 31. Ed delivered our younger daughter in 1983, and he has been my doctor for 31 years. His gentle patience, attitude and caring will be missed as I now find another doctor. He will remain a very good friend, and said that he hopes to spend more time on the golf course. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a VERY HOT Richland!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Dianne ALLRED Welton ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2014 >>Bob HARDING ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Nola DAVEY ('56) David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) Re: Einan's After Einan's closed up, it became a barbecue place. My brother, Howard ('58) worked there. The food was great, but I am afraid too many people could not get the concept of a funeral home and a barbecue place out of their mind. The restaurant didn't last long. -Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Is it still today????????????? Well, today started OK... and lemme say that it's good to see Pitts ('63) is actively reading his sandstorms... I was gonna use his picture as my face book picture then realized that it might be misleading... kinda like posing as the King a Rock n Roll Trivia when I take a far second, if that good to da Man... so as I've said before, I'm lost without my '50s on 5... one of my little sirius radios decided to die on me so I went looking for the same ones I have as I have the docking stations for that type in all my cars... Sirius doesn't sell that particular antique any longer so I bought a brand new antique on Ebay... when it came i paid the 15 smackers to have the new radio activated in place of the dead one and it sounded like someone had forgot to install the ground wire on the speakers... RnR is LOUD but this was a whisper even at full volume... I opened the structions (I've only installed a dozen of these) to see what could be the problem... there was a huge notice that this model could not be used using "Aux in"... well I only use the CD/radios in my cars for the CD and the sirius... don't even have antennas hooked up so I can't "tune in" to an unused FM channel for sirius and that kinda reception is crappy at best any way... so I splaned to the seller and he was very nice about it... then called sirius to ask what on earth would be the thinking in making a radio that couldn't be directly linked speshally since all other ones of that model can be... well after speaking to several robots I got a real live girl... of course she had no clue but I did manage to get the latest model, compatible with all the cradles in my cars for the same price as I paid for the new antique on ebay... then I went to send off the other radio... I packed it up all nice and neat and off it went... I got back to my desk and found I'd forgotten to include the power chord in the package... $24 for the package and back to the post office tomorrow to send off the little package... man oh man... all I can say is that I sure hope the b-day guy's day is MUCH better... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the fastest kid I've ever known, Bill(y) RULON ('64) on your special day, July 10, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To: Patricia HUTCHINS Combs ('60wb) I read your July 9th post concerning a contamination spread from the site to homes in Richland or other places at Hanford. While those were not common occurrences, bringing unwanted radioactive contamination back home, they did occur. I would suggest the secrecy of Hanford contributed to the hush hushness of it all. As far as removing film badges to enter contamination/radiation zones that would be a great way to get fired, and especially if you did not want to be detected by Health Instruments as to unexplained exposure. While it has been an infrequent practice to remove your film badge "to just get the job done" and adding the less than adequate dose monitoring the consequences were felt years later. It should be mentioned they did the best they could with the technology available. I personally have had the radiation monitors to my home for a survey from an incident I narrowly avoided. I will add this, sometimes it's good to back into a door! I'll close with this story, in the early days radiation zones were marked with an octagonal sign with a white background and the words in red DANGER ZONE. This was for security purposes since the word radiation was classified. Burial of contaminated equipment was done in open trenches surrounded by these danger zone signs. There might have been some other type of barricade, but I can't be sure. Anyway here's this wide open trench and behind the white and red danger sign is all this stainless steel piping and nifty looking valves. The patrolman looking over the situation decides he doesn't see the danger and picks up some discarded piping and valves. In the end his home was decontaminated as well as what ever he came in contact with. What happened to him is unknown to me. Fired perhaps with no explanation as to why? -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mary TRIEM ('47) Mike CLOWES ('54) Patricia HUTCHINS ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete CARROLL ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: All Bombers who knew Pat PARKER Green ('47) A memorial for Patty is being held July 24th at McDonald's on Kennewick Avenue and Hwy 395 at 9 am. We have been contacting folks, but want to put the notice in the Sandstorm just in case we have overlooked someone. Pat belonged to a coffee group which meets at that location and wanted everyone to enjoy themselves,. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) And you think you've got problems. After reading of the trials and tribulations of the Junior Gyrene to attempt to hear "his music" of the '50s on some gadgety of a high tech nature. I mean going to all the trouble to look it up on E-Bay and then bidding on it must have taken up much of his valuable time, only to find out that it wouldn't work with certain equipment because it didn't have the right connections. Sounds to me, Counselor, that you weren't doing what some in the "legal profession" call due diligence. Ah, well, one must remember that he is still a young pup and hasn't really absorbed all the knowledge necessary to function in today's world. Perhaps the biggest faux-pas of the entire adventure was having to resort to reading the instructions. I mean, come on man! I guess all the money and comic books in the world will not help alleviate this situation. On another note; I have checked the roster of expected attendees at this year's Club 40 Annual Meeting has grown somewhat. A paltry few more of the usual suspects have signed up. This still leaves quite a few spaces at the table still open. I know I cannot reach those who are not on-line or subscribers to this journal, but I'll wager there are those who do, and who have contact with those who don't. So, please spread the word that The Class of '54 is going to be celebrating an anniversary during the Club 40 Annual Meeting. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ sunny and warm Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patricia HUTCHINS ('60wb) To: Don Sorenson (NAB) Thank you Don for the information. As a child it was all exciting and an interesting time to be living there, but the man who was from North Richland never came back. My father said he was fired, but I think he really thought he died. My father was management at that time and we were living in the housing section that they furnished for the management employees. My father?s friend, Andy (the man involved in the incident) was living in a trailer with his wife and daughter. They came and took them all away and then took the trailer as well. They moved all the surrounding trailers which left an almost empty block. Then they dug up all the grass and sprinkled something white all over the ground. They put up barricades and I remember my dad telling me to stay away from there and to tell my friends. Of course, things like that don?t stop children and I wonder today why I don?t glow in the dark or something. It was great to find this site and to read about all the things I remember and all the things I missed by not growing up there. It sounds like you have a wonderful community. -Patricia HUTCHINS ('60wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Roy TINGEY ~ Class of 1982 ~ 1964 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 WB Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra Miller ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trudy SPILMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: HB! Well, I blew it and missed Peter Joe CARROLL's ('65) b-day yesterday [7/11]... I called him and wished him well tho... Called Brian JOHNSON ('65) for something or other and found him fishing with Lyman POWELL, Rick WARFORD, and Dennis NALDER (all '65) in Alaska... the things those guys do... If I went... I'd prolly be "that guy"... you know... that guy who always has a problem... we always have a "that guy" on all our hot rod trips... not always the same guy... it kinda rotates... before we leave, I always think "I hope I'm not that guy"... If I was with them I'd get a hook in my head or fall overboard... hey Blue light Special! Well not really... don't think Cosco has blue lights... but they do have madras shirts... wow come and get 'em... the claim to fame of madras shirts was that they faded out as you washed them... kinda like Marines and Squids wanting to be "salty" and have their utilities and dungarees all faded out... squids would actually keel haul them, or at least that's what I've been told... korse the Sr. Squid will prolly say it's a big fat lie... anyway... the more faded yer shirt was the kooler it was... my Mother thought we were nuts after the industry worked so long and hard to keep stuff from fading... she liked Dan River fabrics... great color and no fading... well get 'em while they last gang... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cindy PAYTON ('65) on her special day, July 12, 2014!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Ladies of '66 July Lunch Location Changed The location for our July lunch has been changed to Rosy?s Ice Cream Parlor due to the heat. It will still begin 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. They are located at 404 Bradley in Richland, and the phone number is 943-0102. Please let me know if you will be able to attend. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a VERY hot Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Lee MANNING - Honorary Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Pat HARTNETT ('59) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ALEXANDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary LAWRENCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry KLUTE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Faded ("salty") dungarees Didn't have to keel-haul them to get them salty. Two or three trips through the ship's laundry might do the trick if you didn't mind sewing the buttons back on. If the need to have the job done quicker we just tied a long line around them and threw them over the fantail while under way. Ten or fifteen minutes in the ship's wake would do it, unless the line parted or the knot failed. That would result in a trip to clothing sales for a new set and the process would start all over. Not too sure how the Junior Gyrene did his utilities unless it was to run up and down the dunes at Pendleton or Parris Island all day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at very warm and sunny Mount Angel, OR, where the temp might break a 100 on Tuesday next **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat HARTNETT ('59) Re: John NORTHOVER ('59-RIP) Sunday, July 13, 1941; John NORTHOVER's 73rd birthday. Miss you brother... it's not the same without you. Pat -Pat HARTNETT ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The Next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2014 WHEN: Saturday, July 19th TIME: 11:30 coffee ~ 12:00 lunch WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant LOCATiON: 3001 N. Nevada St. in 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... Looks like it's going to be a hot one... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Carol CARSON ('60) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Dave MILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora METCALF ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON ('60) Re: Benefit for Wig http://AlumniSandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Car/140714-Wig.jpg #WIGstrongBENEFITevent Could you please post and link to the website? Some of my son's classmates have put together a benefit in Pasco for "Wig" Davis ('74) who has cancer. It would be great if you could publish in the Sandstorm. Thanks. -Carol CARSON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: STP (Seattle to Portland bike ride. 204 miles) Am proud of my daughter, Maggee. To celebrate her 40th birthday she completed the STP in one day! Regards -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Hello Bombers. I am sitting at the Red Lion in Richland watching the Columbia river go by. Very peaceful and about 100 Just got here today 7/12 after a five-day road trip that will end in Tacoma. Reno to Alturas, CA to Burns, OR to Pendelton ,OR to good old Richland. The last time was 1975 on a Greyhound. Peace to all. -Dave MILLER ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Joe FORD ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn EKLUND ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) First off, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the birthday of the Cole twins Jackie and Judie ('63). They were quite exploited by their older sisters back in the day. Have a good one, kids, and I hope you've gotten over the trauma your sisters inflicted. On a slightly more upbeat note, this coming Friday is yet another "Girls of '54" luncheon at some ice-cream parlor in Richland. Or, as the Junior Gyrene would put it: "If it ain't Dairy Queen or Tastee Freeze, I never heard of it!" Any way, you girls have been duly notified, and I'm sure Marilynn will be taking roll. Finally, not too much action from the missing usual suspects in signing up for the Club 40 Annual Meeting this September. Remember that Club 40 leaders have emphasized that you can't walk up to the door and hope to get in. The name-tag monitors may be instructed to use lethal force (boy, are they being hard-nosed or what?). Members of The Class of '54 are also reminded of gathering at the Community Center at High Noon on the Saturday of the Club 40 weekend. Pictures will be taken of those present. Hopefully these pictures will not be forwarded to law enforcement. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are at odds over when the 100 days will begin in the valley. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe FORD ('63) To: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) (and fellow Col-Hi grads); Kudos to Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG?s daughter, Maggee, for finishing the 2014 Seattle-to-Portland (STP) ride in one day. The heat was brutal on Saturday, with temperatures well into the 90s. 204 miles in those conditions in one day is a major cycling coup, a real "feather in the helmet." All honors to Maggee. Two-day riders (including me) got marine layer temperatures and clouds on Sunday, and then rain for the last 30 miles into Portland. Cheers, -Joe FORD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What was her name?????????? I'll admit I'm a pretty slow learner when it comes to the computer... I mean a really slow learner... somebody I email alla time had to set some passwords or something like that the other day and all I could say was "good luck"... when I got my new computer after my bout with the ol' virus a while back I had to make sure I updated to 8.1 so my work email would work on it... I have no idea why because I had 7.0 or something on my old computer but the tech guy said I hadda so I did... cripes... every time I wanted to do something like print a page or something I hadda do this or that and then microsoft wanted a password and I had started under one email but was using it for work so hadda deal with another password and it kept telling me I was wrong so as I was about to give up... bingo some magic page showed up and rescued me! So today, I wanted to get caught up on "the last ship"... I had missed most all of the episodes and all I wanted to do was catch up on them... my TV on demand only had one previous show and I needed to watch 3 others............ the first one went fine but after that it wanted my "user name" and "password"... I din't have no user name and no danged password... so the computer asked me who my first grade teacher was... for the life of me I can't remember who my first grade teacher was... Maybe Marsha GOSLIN ('65) knows (girls remember stuff like that) but I couldn't recall and couldn't even remember who was in my class! I remembered Mrs. Warren from kinnygarden but not first grade... musta been a very memorable experience... thank goodness I eventually got the stupid thing to ask me something I could remember, but it never did tell me who my first grade teacher was... .Well, I can tell you who two of the cutest girls in school were my sophomore year cuz they iz about to have a birthday... yup two on the same day, but unlike those two FOSTER ('63; 65) girls these girls were in the same class (I'm really sorry Lucy for always reminding people you flunked two grades)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judy and Jackie COLE ('63) on your special day, July 15, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) I'm 10 days into retirement and still haven't got all the details resolved. My two kids & two grandkids have not got each others nerves to any extreme yet. Planning my trip to Richland after sister Patti's ('77) daughter's wedding in Oregon on July 26th. Plan to stay with sister Mary Armatis for a week if she can tolerate. Anyone who wants to play golf the week of July 26th, please call. My kids, Allison & David, & Mary have an outdoor party planned for August 2nd at Howard Amon Park. All refreshments provided. Come say hi & exchange lies & stories. Share this info with any classmates. Bombers Rule & Go Cougs -Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo COMPTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet BENNETT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) update Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) called Barbara HORTON Pieterson ('58) and any myself to pass along what our Bomber friend is up to these days. Bonnie said Jerry got his iPad... Bonnie and Jerry are working together to learn how to use it. Both are going to get lessons. He's having up and down days and this new toy may be the answer. Hope So! He still working on trying to get home to Bomber country! Address: Jerry Iwrin Regency Nursing Home @ North pointe 1224 E. Westview Court Spokane, WA 99218 -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Class of '59 ~ 55 Year Reunion, Wine Tour Information Bill BYRD ('59) asked me to post the following for him, as he would like to participate in a wine tour during the reunion weekend, if there are enough other '59ers interested. If so, please contact Bill at the above email address, directly to see if there are enough of you to make up a tour. Do not contact me about it as I am not a wine drinker and would just have to forward it to Bill. I like a snort of bourbon now and then, but that's another story... At this time, the reunion committee only has probably about half of the correct email addresses for the Class of '59, thus a poll of the class (via email) to determine how many would be interested in a winery tour is not feasible. We had a hell of a time just tracking down most of the snail mail addresses. Thus, Bill will tally (via your emailing him) the number of you who want to do a winery tour. Bill also points out in his email a correction for the phone number for the "Courtyard by Marriott" Hotel is 509-942-9400. I have cut and pasted Bill's email to the reunion committee, along with his email address (with his permission to me to do so), below: +++++++++++++++++++ "Reunion committee, thanks for taking on the task of organizing this reunion. I received my reunion materials yesterday and was anxious to get some reservations. The number for the Courtyard by Marriott is not the correct one and was advised to call the property directly, which is 509-942-9400. They do not have an 800 number yet. I also called the Celebrity Limo company to book a winery tour and they wanted to know the reunion contact person and how many people would be on the tour. I did find out that the rate for a 15 person limo is $159 for the first hour, $100 for the second hour and it drops down each hour after that. This does not include the driver's tip. A tour of 12 wineries would last between 6 and 8 hours. They have no reservation for our class yet and said that we need to book soon to hold the date we want and that Sunday is cheaper that Saturday. They also said we would receive better service at the wineries on Sunday as they are not as busy as Saturdays. May I suggest that the committee poll those of us with valid email addresses to get a feel for the interest in a winery tour at these prices and which day works best. Perhaps a committee contact could try negotiating a better price as well. I don't subscribe to the Sandstorm, but this may be an alternative to determine interest in a winery trip. I hope this helps. Thanks again to the committee for all your efforts towards making this reunion a success. Bill Byrd ~ email: RiverMan00us@yahoo.com Hobbs, NM" ++++++++++++++++++++++ So, if you are interested in the winery tour, please contact Bill at RiverMan00us@yahoo.com. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59 and Reunion Committee Member) Burbank, WA ~ Where it is hot. How hot is it? I have to watch my language in this publication, so let me say, "It's really, really, really ... HOT! Triple digits! But, we are expecting a cold snap this weekend, when it will drop most dramatically to ... about the low nineties or so. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Tom Knudsen (RIP) So yesterday I?m looking for something and finding something else and then finding something else about the time I forgot what I was originally looking for. Some of you might know the drill. In the process I found some of Tom?s art work he shared with me over the years, We corresponded for many years and I got to see him in Ashland when the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I were on leg one of our "Lap of America" in Cousin Eddy. Tom passed away in May of 2012. Thought I would share them with any of you who were students of Tom's... he was an amazing guy and I treasured his friendship. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Ham/140716-00.htm -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) John ADKINS ('62) Gary SCHAUER ('84) Seen on Facebook - HOT HOT HOT at "home": http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Smy/140717-HOtest.jpg BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie MACAK ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) That '52 gets farther and farther way, doesn't it!!! Seems like only 25 years since our graduation from the halls of ol' Col-Hi. I certainly am enjoying the cool weather here in Alaska, as compared to those high temps down there. Even bought a new sweatshirt jacket, which I needed anyway. There is a suggestion afoot that we 'over-70ers' figure out a way to have another room just for us. Too many "youngsters" filling up the regular room. It wasn't my idea, but admit I like it. Not sure how possible this would be, but I'd sure like to see someone work on it. Great-granddaughter, Violet, is due any day. Number 12 for this proud Mom/Grandma/Great-grandma! -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in beautiful Alaska for a few more weeks **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Class of '62 s Birthday party link The link to our "70th birthday" page has changed (slightly). The new link is - http://richlandbombers.1962.tripod.com/70th_birthday_party.pdf -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SCHAUER ('84) Re: Class of '84 ~ 30 Year Reunion This weekend classmates from class 1984 will arrive from all over the globe to reminisce about what it was like 30 years ago and catch up with old friends they haven?t seen in many years. We are expecting another good turnout and look forward to the festivities. On Friday night, 7/18, we'll be at the Shilo bar starting at 7PM for our informal gathering as everyone comes into town. On Saturday, after a wine tasting tour, we'll be gathering at Memories at Sunset Event Center starting at 6:30PM. Greg TURPEN ('84) - GregTurp66@gmail.com has been collecting the registrations. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Question for the Sandstorm audience: We?re looking for some Bomber trivia for a few give-aways throughout the weekend. Someone mentioned there was a website for such trivia. Is anyone aware of such a website or can send me any good Bomber trivia questions? -Gary SCHAUER ('84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I trust all the '54 girls are ready for the ice cream fest that is planned for today. Be there or be square as once was said. Still waiting for some of the missing suspects to weigh in with their contributions to the Club 40 annual meeting/party; or at least let Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) know you will be coming to the festivities at the Community Center on the Saturday. Especially to get in the group photo. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers "promise" a cooler week ahead **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Ladies of '66 Lunch Our lunch at Rosy's on the Thursday, July 17, was attended by the following classmates (sorry, no pictures): Donna THORSON Whiteside, Sandee MILLIUS Gors, Mary JACKSON Rickard, Dianne TERRY Potter, Glenda LATTIN Brunson, Dee BRILEY Lewis, Marilyn HERIFORD Perkins, Marsha FELTS Dunstan, Linda McCLELLAND Montgomery and Shirley COLLINGS Haskins. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very warm Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod PETERSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred GRAZINNI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy WALTMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mollie RUTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Charlie GANT ('53) passed away Charlie GANT ('53) passed away at 5:55am, July 18, 2014. Brother Phil GANT ('54) and his wife Patti will arrive in the Tri-Cities from Orinda, CA in a few days to take care of earthly details. Hospice House, where Charlie stayed only one night after transferring from my home, was excellent at making the transition smooth. My futon lay beside his bed, and I talked to him throughout the night each time the nurses arrived to administer to his comfort. Hearing is the last sense to go, so I told him how good and how precious he has been in my life. I loved him dearly, and I am grateful for his love and the way we uplifted each other and grew closer to Jesus. I also love the friends and family I met through him, and he loved the ones he met through me, plus the Bombers we embrace in common. We've known each other since 1943/44. What a wide and wonderful circle of friendship we share! One of the last things we did before he slipped into a coma was to pray for other Bombers taken or suffering from cancer. He was one of the most thoughtful, generous people I ever met. Thank you for being our friends! Love always, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is a very good day to have a birthday. Particularly so if it happens to be your 21st. That would enable you to legally imbibe in your choice of adult beverage in the cocktail lounge at the Dessert Inn (not the usurping one in Vegas). So, a time of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the birthday of a friend, fellow classmate, and Bomber Babe in her own right, Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54). Way to go Skippy and we'll talk in September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the temps have cooled just a bit. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Class of '59 Reunion Clarification (hopefully): We inadvertently forgot to mention in our information packet that our Reunion Dinner at Anthony's Event Center in Richland, on Saturday, September 6 "will begin at 6:45pm, with doors open about 6pm for registration packet pickup." Reminder: If you want to attend the Club 40 Meeting on Friday evening, you must register, separately, with Club 40. You will find all information for that event at RichlandClub40.org/. -George "Pappy" SWAN ('59)~ Burbank, WA where it has begun. The "cold snap" is here as it is only supposed to reach 96 or so today! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: reunions are upon us Will I see you in September.................. ahhhh summer romances and gettin' back to school and winter romances and and on and on it goes... sounds like we got some great reunions coming up and I sure hope they all have great turn outs... Our 50 Year will be next year and I'm looking forward to it even tho it WILL NOT BE IN JUNE... actually that's all I know about it is when it will not be... well, prolly won't be in December either and if it was I'd get in truble from a buncha "UpperClassWomen" which is not where I enjoy being (in truble I mean)... I think they just like havin' a little kid around so they can see if I spill my milk, but I must say I have yet to get pomegranate juice all over my beautiful white sweater... but then I don't think I own a white sweater, beautiful or ugly... they also like to see me get all excited about finding a real prize in the grab bag so they can snatch it away from me and leave me with something like jeweled size 2 slippers (looked like flip flops to me)... it goes without saying they could not get away with such antics with one of their own such as the b-day Bomber today, doubt if they'd even try... the other day I was havin' a well behaved back and forth on a subject that gets folks fired up and it reminded me again how blessed we all are to have been borned in this country and lived in such a great town as we did... I know our town wasn't ordinary... and I know that in many towns they actually know the answer to the question: What if we gave a reunion and nobody came?"... nuthin'! Tho some classes are more well attended than others, our school has more spirit than any other I have ever heard of... even those where they recruit from the Pros for B-ball... No life isn't fair and we truly are blessed... even those kids who didn't have a ball in high school gotta admit living here is way better than some places we could be... My discussion also got me thinking about how we learn... now I know I shoulda been thinking more about that when I was a teacher, but it is quite an intriguing study... for example how did we learn to drive? Now the other day I was listening to a memorial for one of my friend's parents... from the description of all who spoke, I'd say it was a very nice famblie in which to grow up... my guess would be that her dad taught her how to drive... for many of us, that would NOT be the case... I learned impeccable grammar and a huge vocabulary, audibly, from my parents... I never learned my times tables nor punctuation, because I simply refused to do so... I was never able to memorize, but when I started reading (at the early age of 21) I found I had a photographic memory... it served well in college and grad school but was not of much use in Law School except to irk a lady friend of mine when she used a foot note case out of our law book for her final exam... I closed my eyes and simply referred to the case and the holding as my answer... as she fudged on her exam she couldn't flunk me but I got the lowest mark I'd ever received... so back to driving... I went out with my dad once to learn to drive... I was not about to put myself though that again and learned to drive from a kid in my class who drove a '58 Biscayne... can't remember his name but I did learn to drive... I knew better than to teach my daughter because I knew my behavior would emulate that of my father... I find it fascinating to discuss politics with people and try and guess where they obtained their opinions... my folks were diametrically opposed to one another so I could have had my seeds planted in either direction... Until recently I've always considered myself about the shallowest (most shallow?) person I've ever known... but at times I surprise myself to find that I have very strong and fairly well reasoned opinions and that I actually have a philosophy... A philosophy... I never knew I had one! I have very strong opinions on the law and the Constitution as well as the reasoning behind most of it... even if some can be said to have been more than slightly devious when penned... I find it amazing ... no... I've gone far enough on that one... well I can hear that kid from the class of '52 snoring and I'm sure the Senior Squid ('54) is more than tired of my banter so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rod PETERSON ('63) on your special day, July 19, 2014 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mitch CAMPBELL - Honorary Class of 2006 ~ 1987-2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Curt DONAHUE ('53), Jim McKEOWN ('53) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry DILL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) '53 BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ned BARKER & Susan BIRGE ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Reunion for Class of 1949 September is just around the corner and our class has reserved the Vernita Room at the Red Lion for our get together Saturday Evening, September 6th. Deadline for getting your reservations in is August 22nd. Social hour starts at 6:00, Dinner around 7:00. The registration form was in the last Club40 DustStorm or you can go on line RichlandClub40.org and print one out. I've been trying to get all the e-mails in my computer so I could e-mail those that don't get the Sandstorm. Remember you can't pay at the door... everything has to be pre-paid because Club 40 is limited to 300 people and already over 100 are registered for both Friday and Saturday evening. You can e-mail me if you want more information or if you want me to e-mail you a registration form just say so. Remember this is our 65 year reunion and I'm sure we have lots of stories to tell each other. Phil RAEKES ('49) has agreed to be MC for us and we will have a microphone so all will have a chance to say something. Please come and join in the fun. We are at the Red Lion again and call for reservations 509 946 7611 Don't delay!!!!! Finally cooling down in Bothell -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Feeling the part of a Social Butterfly! 4 parties in 2 weeks! This morning's was 3 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 4 great grand sons! Many thanks to Keri and Red for hosting and especially Red for cooking up a fantastic Brunch. Friday as I was driving to Mali's Slow-Pitch soft ball game, something went wrong with my right front tire. At first I thought it was a flat but, come to find out, it was a sprocket or pin or something that holds the wheel to the axel. So... I am temporarily with out wheels. On Thursday I had driven the Allegro to Hanson's, at the corner of Spenard and 36th to get the new transmission "tweaked", thinking I would have it back that day. Maybe next Wednesday. Shucks! I walked back from Hanson's with a brief stop at the Middle Way coffee/caf and enjoyed a fine kid- size breakfast Quesidilla and rested my legs before tackling the rest of the walk. (About 3 miles, I'm told, but it seemed farther.) Weather could not be more perfect. Glad to be missing Richland's heat. Love to you Fellow Bombers -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Anchorage, AK **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Charlie GANT ('53-RIP) I was saddened to hear that Charlie has left us, but I am happy that his suffering is over. It has been a delightful thing to have watched the transformation of both he and Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) over these past several years. They were so good for each other and his loss will be a heavy burden for her. Those who are close to Norma can help ease that burden by being there for her. Her closeness to Jesus will be a great help for her also. Norma, you know that you have my wife's and my love and prayers as always. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco, WA where we expecting only 99 today. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Charlie GANT ('53-RIP) To: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Norma... What a shock, yet it probably shouldn't be... what a pair you two are, were. Edna and I are devastated... we are down in the L.A. area visiting kids and G'kids, but will be home Monday evening... please let us know what the arrangements will be, and we'll head North, if at all possible... if it's a memorial, hopefully it will allow enough time for us to get up there. Much love, Jim/Edna -Jim McKEOWN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Lazy hazy my petutie Nat King Cole can have his lazy hazy crazy dayz of summer... dang it's hot here in Vegas... ya know in Richland, I don't know too many people who had air when we wuz kids... my folks never did and when they moved here my dad wouldn't get it till maybe the late '80s or early '90s... he never did like it and refused to use it in the car... my poor mom... by the way, I called it yesterday... the girl I was referring to did learn to drive from her pop... I knew it... I knew it! Today is a special day for one a my Spalding Buds... I still recall Jack GARDINER ('61) lamenting living on the dividing line between Chief Jo and the other school... I lived in the very house on the Chief Jo dividing line... it was a little easier for me as I moved to Jason Lee after the orchard fire and the gang fight incidents... hey I was a kid... kids do dumb things... that's why they're kids... to learn and grow from their mistakes... geezo... corse some of us ONLY learn from mistake after mistake... funny, this morning at breakfast I said I learned something from a mistake... one a the other delinquents said "No you didn't... you won't remember next time" I have friends with little faith I guess... something good did come from my remarking on the Christmas grab bag... my dear sweet Rosalie ('63) promised me that I'd get something special this year... wooo hoo... can't wait... ah geez, now the "others" will make sure I lose it on the last round... me 'n' my big mouth... .the b-day guy didn't make it to the CDN's gathering this year and he was missed... if he's not there, that means Mills ('64) isn't there either... I think they only have one Jeep between them or something... who knows... I remember during our 25th, Tony HARRAH ('65) and I were driving around the old neighborhoods checking out everybody's old houses and we got over by my house and Butch MANTHEI's ('65) and decided to try something we hadn't done in a rather long while... we parked in front of the B-day guy's house, marched up and knocked on the door... when his dad answered we asked: "Can Terry come out and play?"... as silly as it sounds it was fun and brought back of flood of memories... I'll always miss those simpler times but that's life... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry WERNER ('65) on your special day, July 20, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Class of '65 50-Year Reunion Planning Meeting will be: DATE: Monday, July 21st, 2014 TIME: 6:30--8:00 PM WHERE: Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Dr., Richland If you were in the Class of '65 and live in the Tri-Cities and would like to help us plan our 50-Year Reunion next year, please join us at the next planning meeting Monday evening. Bring your ideas/suggestions and help us make our Reunion unforgettable! If you're unable to come but would like to be notified of future meetings and/or what's going on, please contact me or Gregor HANSON ('65). Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Phil GANT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of 1954 ~ 60 Year Reunion Well, classmates, we have one more month for you to get your pre registration into Club 40 for Friday or Saturday dinners, September 5th and 6th (if you are coming). Our special Saturday, September 6th, afternoon reunion celebration at the Richland Community Center from noon until 3 PM is going to be a fun time and we still need to hear from several classmates who have said they are coming, but haven't sent their information to me for the booklet and group picture. If you just want to come to this reunion and not Club 40, that is fine, too. We want to see as many of you as can come. As of today, we have 43 signed up for Saturday afternoon. There are 29 signed up for Club 40 at this time from our class on Friday night. Some will come only one night. That's great, but please get your information and registration in before August 22, 2014!! If anyone needs information, feel free to e-mail me!! Thanks to Bob Carlson, AKA for his reminders in the Sandstorm to our classmates. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has really cooled down to 90 degrees with a slight breeze!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phil GANT ('54) Re: My big brother Charlie GANT ('53-RIP) It is with a very heavy heart that I must write this. I know most of his friends have already heard that my brother has lost his battle with cancer and has passed away. I and my wife, Patti, are in Richland making final arrangements along with the rest of the family and, of course, with Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) his soul mate. His desire was to be cremated so we will have a private family ceremony to carry out his wishes. A memorial ceremony of his life for all of his many friends will be held on Thursday, September 4th, at Einan's in Richland at 3pm (the day before Club 40). We hope those of you that can will join us. I think Charlie would like that. -Phil GANT ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Pat PARKER Green ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1928 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula VINTHER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I am led to believe that a few more of the usual suspects have signed up for the Club 40 Annual Meeting. I am presuming that they are going to be joining in the rest of the festivities that have been planned for The Class of '54. But I am worried about the total number of attendees as Anna May WANN ('49) reported recently is only about 1/3 of the room's capacity. So let's keep those registration forms coming in. Recently I counted the number of classmates signed up for the Club 40 Annual Meeting. I came up with a total of 37 (note to the Jr. Gyrene: I did not have to take my shoes off to do it.). That's really not enough. Several of the usual suspects have not yet made the move to sign up. I must remind them that that certain date in August (when registrations close) draws near. On the other hand, some surprises might be in store at the gathering Saturday afternoon. This will include the group photo, so you are all given notice that you should appear in appropriate dress, with your teeth brushed, hair combed and fingernails clean. Monitors will be taking names of those who do not come up to snuff. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where rain is forecast for Wednesday and 90 for Saturday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Double your pleasure We gots two... two b-days in one... in fact, these guys along with alla members of their class actually get two birthdays this year... whata deal... can't ask for better than that... hope they are both just as great as can be... been reading a book, "The Little Bastards"... reading is prolly not the right word... I mean I am reading but not more than say a chapter a day... it's a fun one... I was caught by the cover on a poster at a car show and hadda buy it! Perfect picture of me 'n' my buds growing up... takes place in Willamette, Oregon... it's one of those books about kids, growing up inna small town and progressing from bikes to cars and all that goes on in between... written by a friend of our own John FOSTER's ('65) (in fact I'm reading it because John reminded me of it yesterday inna phone call)... similar to those Felsen books that kids of our age loved... "Hot Rod" and on and on... I never read them, I must admit, but inna day, Brian JOHNSON ('65) used to read them and he'd tell me everything that was in them... well not exactly... what he would do is ask me if I liked this part or that part and in the asking tell me the story so I could nod my head in agreement... in one of the stories I remember him telling me some kid had: "To Conquer or to Die" written on the continental kit of his car... (yes HEIDLEBAUGH, you did give me the book... stolen from some school library... but I couldn't read it after all this time!)... I only had one car with a continental kit on it... a radical custom called the "San Antonio Rose" that was first done in 1956 and then re-done in 1958. Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) has it now and knows the entire history of the car... when I got it, I also got the "little books" with it featured... in one of them, George Barris took the pictures for the magazine... I grabbed him one day and told him I had something to show him... dragged the poor old guy over to the car and his mouth just dropped: "The San Antonio Rose" he exclaimed... he told me he took many pictures of the car and I showed him one of the books... fun stuff... I'll send a picture of the car with this post... doesn't do it justice, and you certainly can't tell the many major mods done on the car... but you'll get the idea... well, back to the b-day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pete and John BEAULIEU ('62) on your special day, July 22, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Riv/140722-54rrear.jpg -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith GOSNEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Re: "Tour de West, 2014" http://tampientravelstourdewest.webs.com/ Maren, Thanks for following us on our trip. We are now home. The computer died about half way thru and in the process of getting it fixed, the Webs.Com program would not let us make any changes. Also, Sally has an Iphone-5 and we have a PC laptop. They don't talk to each other very well so we have not been able to download pictures. We are working on getting everything up to date. The blog is verbally good up to June 7th. Thanks, -Paul TAMPIEN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 ~ 50 Years later ~ Reunion August 22, 23, 24 Good Morning Bombers!!!! We are officially one month out from the biggest and best reunion yet. We currently have 119 classmates signed up. If you haven't registered you need to get that done. If you have friends who need a gentle nudge to attend the reunion, reach out one more time and encourage them to attend. If you have not ordered a booklet or picture please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad at KConrad6318@charter.net. If you are interested in the B Reactor tour please contact Jeff BOSTON at nairn-boston@frontier.com. Our next reunion planning meeting has been moved to Monday, July 28th at 12:30. You can go home again... August 22, 23, 24. See you soon... I hope. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGHAN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb CRAWFORD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay EDWARDS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DERBY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) Paul TAMPIEN ('64) and his wife, Sally Sunshine, are on their "Tour de West, 2014" - follow their blog: http://tampientravelstourdewest.webs.com/ ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Norm HARDING ('50) and Dorothy KEYS ('52) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norm HARDING ('50) and Dorothy KEYS Harding ('52) Re: Bob HARDING ('52-RIP) Thank you to all of you who sent condolences on the death of Bob... He'll be missed. -Norm HARDING ('50) and Dorothy KEYS Harding ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: 64 in '14 ~ 50 Year Reunion http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Cun/140725-64Attendees.docx List of registered people -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: good guys I finally discovered how to work "on demand" on my TV. It has been fun because I can watch movies and things that I haven't seen or have missed... I'm watching a movie now about a guy who wanted fame instead of improving his writing skills... oh zeeeeeeez so awful... not the movie, the concept... fame over self respect and honor... It kinda makes me sick inside... not that I'm the most self respecting, honorable guy out there... far from it, but I do try... I often wonder how to try harder... I think I'm not sure at how to work at being the best person I can be... I mean it's not like you can "do" something and shazaaaaamm... arrrrrrrrgh getting too deep for the moment... sometimes I think about "stuff"... you know just stuff... Carlin was great about thinking about stuff and finding the humor in it... I guess that's why so many of us enjoyed him so much... one of the things I think about is water bottles... you know the ones that now say: "do not re-use"... actually they say: "DO NOT RE-USE"... more of a mandate that a suggestion... I looked into it and the reason for not reusing is that they break down molecularly with time giving off toxins... so the big question is when do they start breaking down? I assume immediately... so how long can you keep a bottle with the first water in it before you are poisoning yourself??????????? Good question. I remember SIMPSON ('65 RIP) was convinced he gave himself cancer by micro waving his lunch in plastic covered with saran wrap... now it has never occurred to me to microwave with saran wrap, but dang... not a bad theory... so that's been my concern lately... ya know... I've said before that no matter how long a guy or gal was influenced by the Richland Experience he is a Bomber in my book... Denny NALDER ('65) who never did go to Col-Hi is one of the most Bombery guy I know... the b-day guy has WB after his name too... but he's a pal and for me... a Bomber! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Denny JOHNSON ('62) on your special day, July 25, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) I'm looking for an artist to do a custom job.. .pen and ink or even pencil and ink. If you know of anyone local, let me know. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill LANGE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Re: Retirement trip to Richland Headed to Richland, with stops at Oregon coast for niece's wedding. Retirement party on August 2nd at Howard Amon at 3pm for anyone in area. I'll get Liquor license. Call or email for any golfers next week. -Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Artist for Ken STALEY ('67) Ken My son is an artist and animator. He does logos, ads, business cards and commissions over the net. His site is http://www.bryanlobdell.org/ Take a look at his work and see what you think. -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Richard & William RATHVON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Does anyone have a good current picture of Richland High? One that I can copy and use for a cover picture. Appreciate any help. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Where the HAPO hydro boats are running on the Columbia river. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Alan LOBDELL's ('69) son I can give kudos to Alan's son artwork from the beautiful and thoughtful work he did in Alan's book, "A Torn Heart" where Alan shared many serious thoughts in a moving style. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are having the most lovely cool, but sunny weather with LOW humidity. it is the best summer weather for the longest time (2 months now) that I remember of my about 30 years back here! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Retirement community recreates classic movie scenes http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/01/nursing-home-calendar Internet friend (NAB) sent this... thought I'd share. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA ~ 87 at 1am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Exploding Bomb ~ Mercury,NV - 1953 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Col/140727-MercuryNV53.jpg After my sister, Barbara COLLINGS ('71) was born in Richland in February, 1953, we moved to Mercury, NV, where our dad was a guard at the bomb testing site. Link (above) is a picture I located showing a mushroom cloud from one of the tests. I remember a story told by our parents that dad was told to "run" from the fall-out. Thankfully, he never experienced any cancer-related illnesses from the exposure. However, I did have a portion of my thyroid removed due to a nodule on the left thyroid when I was about 31 years old. Nothing could be proven that it was related to having lived in Mercury, NV. Re: Class of '66 grade school pictures http://richlandbombers.1966.tripod.com/66gspics.html Updates have recently been made to the class of '66 grade school pictures. If you are able to help identify any of the missing or if you have a picture not posted for our class, please contact me. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Where it is hydroplane racing time and warmer weather again in the forecast for the Tri-Cities **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Charlie GANT ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2014 >>Don BIDDLE ~ Class of 1975 ~ 1956 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Perry MOORE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Before the days get shorter than we like, it is time to pause and celebrate the birthday of an other Bomber Babe. Granted she is one of the younger ones and not yet old enough to partake in adult beverages. That being said, she seems to be a perky as ever. Therefore, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is done in honor of Laura Dean KIRBY ('55). Have a good one, LD... hope to see you in September. Re: Club 40 party ~ September 5 & 6, 2014 (DEADLINE: August 22) Speaking of September, a very few more of the usual suspects have signed up. There are several still out there who would be missed if they didn't make the festivities this year. From what I see, there are still seats available, so get those registrations in. And, if you are not attending the Club 40 Annual Meeting, but plan to attend The Class of '54's celebration at the Community Center on Saturday, please let Marilynn WORKING Highstreet know. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the mid-summer monsoons have passed and it looks dry and warm (Hot) until State Fair time. Hopefully it will be pleasant for Silverton's annual Homer Davenport festivities. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Happy Birthday to Perry MOORE ('63) Marilyn and I wish Perry a very happy birthday on July 28th. Maybe Linda will bake him a cupcake. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Princess JACKSON Smith ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1946 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt WAGNER ('06) ************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Events We have cancelled the August picnic / BBQ. We will resume our lunch gatherings at Beaches Restaurant on the River in Vancouver starting Saturday, September 13. You can also put on your calender October 11 and December 6 for this year. We hope to see a bunch of Bombers at the upcoming lunches. I know that we have some new Bomber neighbors that we are looking forward to chatting with soon. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) So tv finally gets around to making a series about working on the Manhattan Project (Manhattan). Saw the show and once again, as in Fat Man and Little Boy, except for one brief mention Hanford is ignored (to be fair, so is Oak Ridge). What is it about Los Alamos that it gets all the attention every time the media turn to this subject? What, there wasn't enough drama at Hanford, with the world's first full-scale nuclear reactor? Then again, maybe Hanford is better served to be ignored, what with all the attention on family drama and security breaches on this show. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: How hot was it It has been kinda crazy weather round here... so danged hot ya kinda only wanna do stuff inna early morning and afternoon/ evening... that evening stuff will getcha tho... ya get ta working and afore ya know it, ain't no time ta write sandstorm... that's what happened the other day when I missed Paula BEARDSLEY's ('62) special day... my furniture is getting all dried out and I've been trying to bring a few pieces back to life... Dang, I'm sure a hunert years ago they put a good finish on it, but some of it has turned white in spots... getting the white spots out is hard enuff but when I tried to tung oil over it, they sprang out... finally I mixed half tung oil with half so called lemon oil to make it soak in better and dry slower... so far so good... but my fingers are still crossed... Watched "Manhattan" the other nite and enjoyed it... we'll see... have any of you bought the flexible hoses... some are called "pocket hoses"... well I did cuz a buncha Bomber- babes were saying how great they were... I gotta say I was very impressed... after I bought mine the delinquents were telling me that the "less expensive" (cheap) ones weren't lasting in Vegas because of the sun... well what the hey, already bought mine so I've used and enjoyed their ease of use... the other day, the one in the front yard sploded where the connection is at the end ya use... I mean SLPODED... slapped my leg like a bull whip... no... it did not send a tingle up my leg, it hurt like heck!... crimp wasn't done properly... so now I've ordered two DAP X Hoses as the boyz here suggested... we'll see how they hold up... I know this post isn't going anywhere... ya see, sometimes I work under strict censorship... I'm not lowed to tell tales outs school and that can really put a crimp in one's ability to get out alla news that's fit ta print... no I don't mean the Sandbox rules... we all know better than to start fights inna Sandstorm... tho we come from the same lil' town we have far diverse beliefs when it comes to polyticks and religion and there are plenty of "social networks" in which to express those views... nah I got my own little censors what picks apart my every word inna morning lookin' for a skuse to throw me inna river... so when it comes to telling those little intimate details that might be of interest, like who's not wearing what these days and who spills wine when excited, I just gotta pretend those things didn't happen... Oh, but if you were at Rosy's Diner, the other day, Roger GRESS ('61) saw my doppelganger in there chompin' onna toothpick... dang two a me???? no way... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HUGHES ('56) on your special day, July 29, 2014... I still got my cool green and gold bomb ya made... so does Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and many others I'm sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne MYERS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: 64 in '14 - 50 Year Reunion Update 24 bottles of beer on the wall.... 24 bottles... oops... I mean 24 days until our biggest and best '64 class reunion yet! If that registration and or information is still sitting on your desk, please get it in. We hope to have a firm head count by August 8th. The B Reactor tour is full. If you didn't make it on the bus, but would still like a fun experience with some of your classmates, we are wondering if people might like to take a Jet Boat Tour up to the Hanford Reach. The tour departs at 8 A.M. and returns at 1pm. If enough people are interested (10-14) the departure times could be flexible. The cost is $90.00 for adults. If you are interested please contact Betty Jo ROSE at BJRose215@msn.com The schedule for the '64 class reunion is as follows: FRIDAY 4:30 registration 5:00 Happy Hour 6:00 Dinner--taco bar. SATURDAY 4:00 class picture... meet at RHS 5:00 registration (some people are just registered for Saturday) and Happy Hour 6:00 Dinner If you are interested in a booklet/picture please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad at KConrad6318@charter.net The booklet and photo are $10.00 each If the booklet needs to be mailed it is $15. Photos are $10 each if you can download it or $15.00 if it must be mailed. If you order both the booklet and the picture, and they need to be mailed, it will be $25.00 for both. We are currently at 129 classmates and counting... See you soon. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I will leave that one alone Manhattan, the show... I will say I enjoyed it and leave it at that... seems the subject of the Manhattan Project is almost as touchy as polyticks and religion... so instead I'll just say: "How 'bout those Cubbies!" Yeah I know... I don't know a dang thing 'bout sports but it took me off the other subject... this noon at the Tuesday Donut Delinquent lunch the big screen in front of me was showing what appeared to me football practice... the other guys had Boyd Coddington re-runs... poor Boyd... just a poor misunderstood guy who never saw a Hawaiian shirt he didn't like... I remember when the L.A. Roadsters told him he was no longer welcome at the show... he threw a fit... he used to have the spot next to ours and then Young Brizzio had the spot next to that... when they kicked Boyd out they put up this big canopy they claimed was for people to eat lunch in... it was way too far from any of the food vendors to be used for that, but they seemed to feel they needed to say something... nobody ever sat in it 'cept Brizzio's guys to use for shade... anyway, I mentioned that it seemed pretty stupid to televise football practice and was told that if the sound was on I would realize they are talking about all the players that haven't reported or have reported late because of police trouble... reminded me of Bo Belinsky telling me that if he had made the money players get today, he'da never lived through it... guess everything happens for a reason... well today's b-day guy is a nuther of my Spalding buds... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gregor HANSON ('65) on your special day, July 30, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim OTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvee HUXOL ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Wow! Almost overlooked it, but this coming weekend is the Homer Davenport Community Festival being held in Silverton, OR (just to the south). Plenty of fun including Davenport Races and a Cruzin' Car Show, plus music from local groups and a beer garden. Going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (August 1, 2, & 3). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ sunny and warm Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) A belated Happy Birthday to my cousin-in-law, Ellen BOHRINGER Kuklinski ('66) [on 7/27] and my childhood next door neighbor, Tom HUGHES (56) [on 7/29]. hope you both had a great day!! I've spent much of the past week doing some painting and enjoying our cool, low humidity, along with lots of rain this unusual summer. I believe this is our coolest summer ever on record the weather man said on TV tonight. Bomber cheer -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Hope, IN where we our gearing up by cleaning up our church getting ready to celebrate 160 years as a Methodist church here in Hope. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: friends I prolly touch on this subject more than some would like to hear... but it is prolly the most portant thing in my life aside from my daughter... oh sure, I get caught up in "stuff" just like everbody else... like a '40 Ford that will not behave (woooooeeee took a muscle relaxant and it just hit me big time... don't care for it when they do that ... I've tried everthing... grrrrrrrr... even then friends come to play... Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) has put up with my calling at all hours to bitch and moan... he's always there for me... has been since we wuz 15... I think the b-day Bomber is one of those true friends... only met him once at Freddie SCHAFER's ('63 RIP) memorial but he made a huge impression... his writing does the same thing... the other b-day Bomber was what I consider a dear friend as well, tho we met under very weird circumstances... I am also having a running battle with sirius... had a radio conk out and they assured me that the new one was comparable with my car cradles, which was a big fat lie... I strongly believe that they committed fraud... they will argue that the sales people I dealt with were not their agents, however, they clearly had the authority to bind sirius by entering into a purchase contract and as the individuals with superior knowledge, they owed a duty to tell me the truth... had they not spoken I wouldn't have much to complain of but they did speak and did not speak the truth, knowing that I had at least 7 cars that would be using the radio with cradles that would not work... I'm mad at myself because I bought from them for about $30 more that I would have paid at any of their vendors and now to get the cradle is more expensive that I could get a whole new radio and cradle for at a vendor... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh how do I get myself into these things... so anyway, I hear so very often that we will have many acquaintances in our lives and very few friends... even my pop used to say that... I will agree, that out in the world that is prolly true... I know that I have trouble remembering the men I served with in the Marine Corps, save those who became close friends... the same goes for Law School... but growing up in Richland and the people I have since met from our little town, I must say I was and continue to be blessed with true friendship... It shows in the way we treat each other, the way we honestly care for one another and even the way we speak of each other... don't get me wrong... there are kids that I don't feel close to in the least and some I might even dislike... Jimmy HEILDEBAUGH ('65) once summed it up perfectly, but it wasn't something I can share here... it was so very true, but somewhat selfish of us... I have shared it with others and they agree so it may be somewhat universal in nature... I know there are kids that don't care for me and I feel badly about it but understand it completely... much of it may be misunderstanding in the sense that many of us have changed our ways over the years... much of it reverts to High School and the way things tend to be during that period of any groups' lives... no not much of it... pretty much all of it... High School ain't fair and in some ways there is little rhyme or reason to the way things unfold... day to day socialization can be just grand and it can be cruel as well, I recall some of the things I did or at least went along with that I am quite ashamed of now... I've often spoken of my "love/hate" relationship with one kid I admired and just wanted to be buds... today, I know the answers as we have bared our souls... also today, I realize that we are so very much alike such a relationship was bound to occur... on the surface we seem quite different, but deep down where our demons live we are two peas in a pod... tho I do not exhibit it in public, I too have only an on and an off switch... when alone I am either lethargic or jumping from one task to another until I am exhausted... I'm often told I don't have to do "everything" at one time... but that is not what my inner self tells me... I feel compelled to start another project as soon as I complete the last one... if I don't I tell myself I am a lazy good for nothing and a failure... at which point I remind myself I am the most lazy person I know... I knew that in 5th grade and my teacher made no bones about letting me know that she knew as well... I did NOT like having my covers pulled and resented the heck outa her... so the point of all this is to share with you how very much I enjoy our friendship... sure many of you and I have never met, but it seems once we do, whether in person or thru the computer, it sticks... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HEMPHILL ('62), sorry I can't make it to the birthday party and Mike JENNINGS ('64 RIP) on your special day, July 31, 2014! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Grade School Pictures Thanks to Ellen BOHRINGER Kuklinski ('66), the 1st grade picture at Marcus Whitman with Mrs. Neill Biggs as teacher and 6th grade picture at Jefferson with Mrs. Anderson as teacher have been added to the '66 web site: 66MW1st-Biggs.html 66Jeff6th-Anderson.html Also, Cheri DeMERS Kingen ('66) provided the correct name for the teacher for the Christ the King 5B class as Sister Michael Gabriel. She said there is another 7th grade photo not added with Sister Aurelia Marie as the teacher: 66CK5B-SisterMichaelGabriel.html If any of you have additional names for any of the pictures already posted or photos not on our site please contact me. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a VERY HOT Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Fay SULLIVAN Liechty ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2014 ~ August, 2014