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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 ~ 08/01/14 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALUMNI SANDSTORM ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ann ENGEL ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Tom ALBERT ('69) Sean LEWIS ('77) 08/01/1998 - ALUMNI SANDSTORM STARTED BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CRUM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann ENGEL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HASKINS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne PETERSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula SAUCIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim EDGAR ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 in '14 - 60 Year Reunion Five more '54 classmates have signed up for Club 40 dinner either Friday and/or Saturday nights, September 5th and 6th!! We still are missing so many!! Yesterday (7-30) I sent out 15 more reminder e-mails to those who have not paid their 20$ to me (for '54 stuff) or who have not sent money (for Club40 stuff) to Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), but may have done one or the other. Feel free to contact me if there are any questions. Our committee will be calling those of you who try to ignore us!! Come have a fun time at our reunion and maybe get lucky to win one of our great door prizes and receive a special souvenir or two!! You'll love them!! Look forward to hearing from more of you!! At least, let me know if you are or aren't coming!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where we are staying out of the 100 temps for the next week!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I dunno what sort of "confession" we are going to hear today from the Jr. Gyrene, but it will be interesting. The reason I say this is that there is one important event that occurred on this date. An event which allowed all Bombers who just happen to be on line to sort of speak to each other. Granted, it does use up a lot of electrons; though probably not as many as one would think. I speak of course, on the birth of this paper, lo those many years ago. There was one other event that also happened on this date a few years before the Alumni Sandstorm came into being. Yes, I'm speaking of the birth of another Bomber Babe. She is one of the younger ones of my recent acquaintance, and she is the sort who is most welcome at the big kids table. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie to Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) on this most important day in her young life. Let's all give a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer to her. And on another note, Silverton's Homer Davenport Community Festival starts today. I only mention this as No. 3 son is the head of the group that puts it on. If you are in the neighborhood, drop in and have a good time. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest is only a month and a half away. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) I would also like to wish Jim OTT ('64) a very Happy Birthday on July 31st also and I'm a healthy, happy 69 years old on the 1st of August. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Mirror, Mirror On The Wall Happy Birthday to two of the fairest of them all. Mary Ann WEILAND Turner ('63) and Annie ENGEL Schafer ('63). Love you both. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Sweet 16 Well, well, well, two of my very favorite Bomber-babes, a good buddy and our very own Sandstorm iz havin' b-days today... of course the title sweet 16 could easily be applied to the babes but it was meant for the Sandstorm... We has been writin' in to each other for 16 years, today... it's fitting that my new motto is: "careful whatcha sez and how ya sez it"... I learned that there may be times at which my little posts are not as clearly and cleverly wrote as I'd like them to be... lemme rephrase... it is entirely possible, that my little posts are only as clear and cleverly wrote as I'd like them to be once inna blue moon... now I shooda seen this when I wrote what I thunk was a compliment to a guy who has become a good buddy and he answered tellin' me to ... uuuuuh... well... take a flyin' leap... his b-day is this month and I'm coitenly happy we got that settled some while ago... but I has since learned that I somehow managed to give the pression I wuz a window peeker in my yute... not so... window peeking in one a them things I considered to be high on risk and very low on reward, if there was any reward, I didn't quite catch it... now we all know that I was no angel... if I was I'd be one a those guys who celebrate marriage to their one and only of many years... If I wuz I'da never spent any time in the Shelby County Jail and lemme tell ya... the Shelby County jail made the brig look very good! If I wuz, my censors could go to sleep at night knowing I would never reveal their most intimate secrets... As my Bakersfield Bomber-babe, Linda REINING ('64) pointed out a while back... I may wear "T-shits" but at least they are clean... beyond that, ain't no garantees... so what do you do when two of your most favorite babes have b-days on the same day? Well, one thing fer sher, ya can't tell em both you love them only in the same post... oh sure sure... they are gaa gaa over me too... well, they were at least till one lost her phone while riding in my truck and I said the other looked like a Mario Brother inna stache (long stories and I could never splane them properly in such a short space)... I don't mean she has a stache I mean... oh like I said... it's like diggin' a hole in quicksand sometimes around here in fact, I still get giddy the minute either of these babes is near... kinda like the kat in Smokey Joe's Cafe... a chill runs down my spine, my knees shake and my heart goes boom... oh man... Bomber-babes do rule! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ann ENGEL ('63), Mary Ann WEILAND ('63), Dennis HASKINS ('66) and our very own Alummi SandStorm on your special day, August 1, 2014!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom ALBERT ('69) Re: '69 in '14 ~ 45 Year Reunion ~ 3rd week in August Our 45 Year reunion ~ August 15th, 16th and 17th, 2014. This is a no cost affair (if you don't drink or eat :O) with two social nights at the Richland Red Lion (Hanford House) Ripples lounge starting at 6pm on Friday and Saturday night and a pot luck picnic at Columbia Point Park (behind Anthony's) on Sunday starting at noon. Memory books are available for $11 each. All classmates are invited as well as friends and family of the Col-Hi Class of 1969. We are continuing to search for classmates who we have lost contact with over the years and would appreciate any leads on reaching them. The list of these classmates is as follows: David ALDEN, Lynn ALLISON, Valerie ANDERSON, Leonard ARNOLD, Mary Francis BEAVER Morris, Peter BIRD, Susan CAMPBELL Morgan, Terry FOREMAN, Darlene GIBSON Miller, Jonathan HALL, John HARRIS, Jim HILL, Sandra HENDRICKSON Nelson, Sharon Hoffman, Steve HOVLEY, Jimmy JONES, Bob KRAHENBUHL, Roxanne LEWIS, Jon MASON, Jackie McALLISTER Thorton, Tom McCARTHY, Tim MILLER, Valerie NELLE Gillingham, Rita NELSON, Don NEPTUNE, Barbara NEWTON, Craig NICHOLS, Terri O'CONNELL, Blaine PETERSON, Steve POTTER, Robert PUTMAN, Robert RICHARDS, Glen RINEHART, Sandra SEDLACEK, Teresa SEELEY Martin, Darrel SMITH, Steve SMITH, Susan SMITH, Amelia STANTON, Gordon TAYLOR, Dawn THOMAS, Richard TURNER, Kristen VANDERBEEK, Melinda WHITE Nugent, John WOLF, and Vickie WORKMAN Hornbook. Please contact me at if you have any information on their whereabouts, would like to pre-order a memory book, and/or if you have questions on the reunion. As always a big Thank You to Maren!!!!! -Tom ALBERT '69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sean LEWIS ('77) Re: Upcoming benefit shows for U.S. veterans with Michael PETERSON ('77) and Sean LEWIS ('77) Just a heads-up here, Bombers and friends, about next weekend's (August 8 & 9) two shows to benefit Tri-City area veterans. First, I'll be playing at The Roxy Bar in Kennewick on Friday as a "pre-event" for Saturday's "main event" (see below) in Richland. Friday's show starts at 8:30 and is a public event, but everyone involved with the Saturday show, including Mike, will be on hand -- just me performing though! Again, proceeds from this show and Saturday's concert in Richland go to benefit local veterans groups. Tickets for Friday's show are $7 in advance and $10 at the door, and you can get advance tickets through -- enter "Sean Lewis" in the search field and you'll be directed to the event page. Then, Saturday, join us at John Dam Plaza in Richland for a barbecue, kids' events, food vendors, the RHS cheer team, appearances by Miss Tri-Cities and County Fair royalty, a beer garden and lots more. I'm honored to be opening the show around 8:00, with the (as many of you know) immensely talented Bomber alum Michael PETERSON ('77) wrapping-up the evening with a solo acoustic show. For more info on Mike, go to you'll find my website at (seanlewismusic on Facebook as well). There should also be a feature on all this in today's Tri-City Herald, I believe. We're hoping to see a good Bombers and friends turnout at both shows, and it's of course great to be a part of it all. Come on out! Article in the Herald -Sean LEWIS ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barb ISAKSON ('58) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy SHANNON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet WILGUS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick STALEY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl HALL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) and Barbara HORTON Pieterson ('58) and Barbara ISAKSON Rau ('58) letting everyone know what our Bomber friend, Jerry IRWIN ('58), is up to these days. Jerry got his iPad and is trying to learn to use it now... he can only use his thumb as of now. He still is working on trying to stand and working on his voice and letters, too. His girls were there to see him this last week end. Bonnie hasn't been to see him because of a cold but did make it on Wednesday this week. Keep the prayers going for Jerry and his family. Bonnie said that someone is coming to get him this Sunday to take him to a church service they have there, That should be wonderful for him... nice to get him out of his room and with other people, too. address: Jerry Irwin Regency Nursing Home at North Pointe 1224 E. Westview Court Spokane, WA 99218 He enjoys his mail! keep up the good work, Jerry! -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Blonde Bomber Soooooo, the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I are 2/3 of our way thru "Ballin' the Jack with Fritz". This was going to be our "Happy Place Tour"... we've been over the Donner Pass, Deadwood and are looking forward to the Little Big Horn. The low point was having Fritz, while having the cruise control set on 85 across the Bonneville Salt Flats, being passed by a Prius. That didn't set well and I curbed my urge to pull an "Irwin" and looked for the XM channel his Barristerness uses to soothe his soul all the way to Salt Lake City. We've been a week on Lake Minnetonka spoiling the grand kids and will turn left on Sunday. While in the local Bottle Boutique I found the following product Here's to all you Blonde Bombers, and I suppose Miss Claraol too. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: If ya can't say anything nice So I think it's kinda obvious that my posts iz pretty much comprised of random thoughts as they come out my fingers on to the keys... they ain't scripted and are pretty much what they calls stream of conshusness... er sumthin' like that... now I'm not good at doin' this... I tried onced afore when Earl BENNETT ('63) thought it would be nice to get some advanced notice when I'm changin' subjects... Poor Maren ('63 & '64) even tried makin' paragraphs for me to little or no avail... but since the subject has been raised, I will try and give advance warning when I feel a confeshun coming on... now I said I'd try... no promises that way you can skip my post before hand and avoid my candidness... now unlike that saying that went around a few years back... I didn't learn everything in kinnygarden... I learned most everythin' from rock n Roll songs... and Roy Hamilton taught me years ago that confeshun's good for the soul... so here we go... I'm gonna name a few random names and see if you can guess today's b-day Bomber before I'm through... he's a good bud of mine and kinda famous in the history of Richland... Link Wray, Chuck Berry, Duane Eddy, Mark Knopfler, Wes Mongomery, Albert King, Gary Rossington, Dick Dale, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Peter Frampton, Robert Fripp, Ted Nugent (for President... ooops), Johnny Winter, Pete Townhend, AlbertLee, John Lee Hooker, Lindsey Buckingham, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix (yeah even Garfield kids getta chance here), Jerry Garcia (still got my I "Miss Garcia" T-shiRt), Joe Walsh (you da man, Joe!), Carlos Santana, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Warren Haynes, Chet Atkins, Billy F. Gibbons (a how how how how), Eric Clapton (Clapton is NOT God, but damn he shore can play), Stevie Ray Vaughan (always enjoy seeing brother Jimmy and Billy F. at the L.A. Roadster show), Frank Zappa (ahh those memories of El Monte... right up there with theme from a Summers place fer slow dancin'), Buddy Guy, Robert Johnson (hmmm... wouldya sell yer soul?), Les Paul, Jimmy Page... no I ain't put them in any order and some of them may not be the "best" but they made my life one heck of a lot more fun... sure there's tons more, but if ya ain't guessed by now ya ain't gotta chance... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ed QUIGLEY ('62) first Kadlec baby, on your special day, August 2, 2014, shore hope you can make the group [SEVEN OOOO} b-day later this month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leland KUYKENDALL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill JOHNSON & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Today/Tomorrow: Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Two days solid in the garage in the heat has me plumb wore out... both days I finished about 5, but I was up late last night and up early for donut delinquent breakfast... almost took a nap when I got home from breakfast, but figured getting the job I started yesterday finished would only take a short while... that is as big a lie as the check's in the mail... no job only takes a short while... especially the ones that SHOULD only take a short while... dunno what got in to me last night... I was ready for big sleep around 8, but figured the cats would put up a fuss if I brought them in early so watched some this and that on TV... at one point I heard Kid Rock singing "I was born free" on some ad so kept thinking about it after the computers were shut down... cats came in and went to bed and I kept thinking about that song... finally got up, turned a computer on and listened to the song... then hadda put it on face book and then I got the bug... I started pullin' up songs and more songs till I could hardly keep my eyes open... so I think it's best to send out these wishes before I go take another shower, cuz after that... who knows........ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, to the BEHYMERs ('64) on your special days, August 3-4, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Ron HOLEMAN ('56), Paul TAMIEN ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny DALL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judie HEID ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenifer LEITZ ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margy BROUNS ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BREEDLOVE ('71) '53 BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Yesterday/Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) & Janis Cook ('65 Lion) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) & Mary BENNETT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Class of 1949 ~ 65 Year Reunion Fellow classmates need to get your registration in for our Saturday dinner September 6th at the Red Lion Hotel in Richland. I have tried to contact everyone I had e-mails for and snail mail addresses, but when some of the e-mails bounced I tried to clear those up and sent them snail mail Notices. Now I have a few snail mail addresses that have bounced too. Need your help. Chrystal STORDAHL I only had a e-mail address for her and it has bounced. Does anyone have a good e-mail or street address for her? Others that have been returned and need new addresses for are: Mabel BARNETT Wesley, Janis ERVIN VanBergen, Marian FULTZ Hughes, Wanda HOWARD Jones, Walter HYRKAS. and Eleanor ROBINSON DeRosa Please get your reservations in, granted we are getting older, but next year we will be even older, so let?s get together while we still can. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: If You Could See What I See I want to speak to those who have been victims of abuse somewhere/sometime in their life whether as a child, teenager, college student or an adult. This is about a novel/book written by a woman that I am proud to call her my friend. The book is called: "If You Could See What I See" by Cathy Lamb. Violence against children and women especially is a precursor to the violence in our culture where love, compassion and guidance are not in the forefront of growing up and developing into the kind of person who is loving, compassionate, caring and independent with their self esteem intact. I recommend this book and this author with whom I have the highest regard. I would hope you would look at it and think what you are committed to. Thank you for allowing me to express my thoughts and feelings on this matter. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Re: Club40 Class Representatives and Secretary position: Richland High School Club 40 is a volunteer organization and Class representatives are an integral part of the Club. Each class may have two representatives, elected by their classmates, who act as a communication link with the Club. More than that however, each Class Representative becomes a member of the Board of Directors. The Board meets three times each year: in September on the Annual Meeting weekend, and generally in late October and late April. Board members help conduct the Club business and provide input into the Club?s direction. Presently Class Representatives are needed for the following Class years: 1947 (one Representative), 1950 (one), 1958 (one), 1961 (one), 1964 (one), 1965 (one), 1966 (one), and two each for the years 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and the newest class to join, 1974. Help keep the Richland High School "spirit" alive and give strong consideration to being a Class Representative. Also we are looking for a second candidate for the Office of Secretary to be placed on this year?s ballot. Those elected this fall would serve from October, 2014 through September,2015. Even offering to assist the present Secretary would be very helpful. If you have any questions or would like to help the Club by serving, please contact me at or Dan HAGGARD ('57) at . A big Bomber thank you to each of you. -Ron HOLEMAN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul TAMIEN ('64) Re: Tampien Travels Tour de West 2014 We have returned from our 2 and 1/2 month sabbatical and have finally put the finishing touches on our blog. It was a struggle to keep up with it, 'cause we were having too much fun. We want to thank Jim Walsh and a few others along the way including young hotel front desk staff who helped me when Sally got frustrated and went shopping, leaving me to try to get the pictures onto this blog. Sally has an I-phone and we are using an HP laptop. They wouldn't talk to each other. Not until we got home did we figure out how to easily use Dropbox to link the photos to the blog. Thanks everyone for being patient with us..Now just sit back and relax and enjoy our trip with us. The following link will get you to the blog: Thanks -Paul TAMIEN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Three cool cats "Parked on a corner in a beat up car; dividing up a nickel candy bar; talkin all about how charmed they are; three cool cats... "... oh man how often to ya get a chance to use that one inna b- day post!!!!!!!!!!!!! But way fitting for the three b-day Bombers we gots today... The Coasters musta had these guys in mind when they recorded that song... I used to really enjoy seeing their bus parked in Richland when I'd be there and they were still doing those concerts at the fingernail... they had Vegas plates on the car and it just kinda made me feel good... then they stopped having those big concerts and Cornell got hissself stabbed over on the West side at some bar... the West side in Vegas is where "the black Community" was in Vegas in the old days... all the black stars had to stay at the Moulin Rouge cuz they wuzn't loud to stay in Vegas proper... West Side still exists... the Moulin Rouge burned down, but otherwise the west side hasn't changed much 'cept it ain't really the west side any more... it's just slightly west of downtown and town stretches west alla way to the mountains now... so anyway we really have three stars growing a tad older today... two of them will be 68 and get to be way older n me for a whole two months... the other is turning 70 just in time for his class Seven-O celebration inna few days... I dig 'em all very much... .HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roger FISHBACK ('62), Ken DALL ('64) and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65... he's known the divine Ms. HOFF ('64) since kinnygarden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) on your special day, July 4, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Bill Laughery, former baseball coach Excerpt from obit: "Cecil F. "Bill" Laughery was born March 27, 1922, in Dayton, WA, and passed away July 28, 2014. Bill moved his family to the Tri-Cities in 1959. He was a Teamster Warehouseman and worked for various companies at the Hanford Site and Boise Cascade until his retirement in 1987. His favorite activity, outside of his work was coaching Little League, Pony and Colt Leagues baseball when his sons were young. Among his survivors are his wife, Elvera; sons, William A. Laughery (Trudy) and Lyle Laughery (?66) (Pam); numerous great-grandchildren; sister, Nellie O?Connor; and brother, Richard Laughery (Marilyn). Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Annabel; his parents, Cecil R. and Dail Laughery; his brother, Jack Laughery; and great-grandson, Kyler Jamison Hubbard. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 16, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 601 S. 3rd Street in Dayton, WA." Picture from the Tri-City Herald: Bomber tears, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Linda REINING ('64), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue ERICKSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCUE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki LOWE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here it is, August already, and the days dwindle down to the Club 40 cut-off date. Looks like there are quite a few openings left for reservations. Remember: NO walk-ins! Lefty remember cuz he's signed up for both days. Now, as for the usual suspects, a few more have been rounded up, but not enough to make it a complete party. Just wondering if there are a few down Arizony way who would like to come north to cool down for a week end. How about it? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the south field parking lot has been mowed and baled for Oktoberfest coming the week end after the Annual Club 40 Meeting/Party. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Re: Correction to Sandstorm entry sent yesterday Email address error correction for Dan HAGGARD ('57) regarding the Sandstorm entry of Monday, August 4, 2014. The subject was: Re: Club40 Class Representatives and Secretary position Dan?s email address should have read Sorry for the error. -Ron HOLEMAN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Re: blog/Spudnuts Enjoyed reading your blog and looking at all the pictures. last week, my daughters, granddaughter and I made our yearly trip to Ventura for Spudnuts... brought home THREE dozen! *grin* We also went to Point Hueneme... they HAVE to walk on the beach and put their feet in the water. Ventura is the closest place we can go for Spudnuts, but they still aren't as good as what we get in Richland... think it lacks that "home-town atmosphere", or maybe it's the fact that they aren't made by Val. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ hot and humid Bakersfield, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 - 50 Year Reunion "Reach out and touch somebody's hand make this a better world if you can." This Diana Ross classic applies to our upcoming reunion. We have quite a few people that will be attending their first reunion. Please make them feel welcome with a hug or a hand shake. Saturday Night Fever is coming to our reunion, minus John Travolta. We have hired a D.J. to play after the program. It's Sock Hops all over again. Those of us who are "Bionic Bombers" will have to hold on to our new body parts. My good friend and neighbor just returned from her 50 year reunion in Minnesota and she shared some comments that she heard from her classmates. 1. I'm sort of a last minute person. I'll decide that morning if I'm going or not. Her reply was: "Well you'd better eat before you come because we only ordered so much food." He did attend by the way. :) 2. I don't want to pay to eat I just want to visit my friends. Her reply: "Bills have to be paid whether you eat or not." 3. "You gals all look like my grandmother!" I will not print her reply!! :) If you are interested in the Jet Boat Tour please contact Betty Jo ROSE at The tour goes up to the Hanford Reach and it lasts for about 4 1/2 hours. If we get enough people (10-14) the times could be flexible. If you are interested in a booklet/picture please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad at The booklet and photo are $10.00 each If the booklet needs to be mailed it is $15.00. Photo is $10.00 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 134 classmates and counting. See you soon. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: One right after anuther All I can say is December musta been the Amour month in Richland, cuz we gots b-days stack up on one another... now I never had one so I can't speak from personal sperience but I knowed a few and I'm sayin' Sisters are a real good thing... this one stands out in my memory as clear as a bell and I spent alotta time at her house with her brother... He was one of those kids you just hadda like and she has always been the same... glowing personalities, both... A good buddy and I thought so much of him we died our hair to be more like him... the dye job was a miserable failure and we burned the crap outa our heads... but the homage had been paid... over the years he has drifted away and on her struction we have allowed him to do so... tho it does pain us to do so... I believe we owe that to him if that is his wish... she remains in close touch with everyone so it's difficult to understand, but then maybe we don't need to understand so much as to accept what is... but I'm sure glad to have her in my circle of friends and trust we will remain friends for a very, very long time... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Susan NUSSBAUM ('63) on your special day, August 5, 2014!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: RHS Ladies of '65 August Lunch WHEN: Friday, August 8th, 2014 TIME: 12:15--2:30 PM WHERE: Cheese Louise, 619 the Parkway, Richland The August "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be this Friday, August 8th, at the Cheese Louise Restaurant on the Parkway (next to the Ariel Gift Shop) in Richland. Ladies: if you graduated in 1965 and would like to join us, please do so! Please contact me so I can add your name to the Guest Listokay? Thanks! Bomber Pride! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/14 ~ HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55) Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline WESTOVER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay LYNCH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tomi McKINNON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VanWYCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SHEERAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HARMON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) This past weekend was very special for me. A Cole family reunion was held, hosted by brother John ('66) and his child bride wife Vicki MOSLEY ('66). John is the representative, along with the aid of Mickey HEMPHILL ('66) for the Quilt of Valor program. They presented brother-in-law Bill BAILEY ('64) with a quilt, an acknowledgement of his service, and a welcome home. Not many dry eyes in the crowd. Many extended "Family" members attended the reunion, Gary WEBB ('64) and wife Char, Mickey's wife Linda with her camera, Danny GREGORY ('66) and granddaughter Josie, Mary BAILEY Shaw ('64) with grandson Logan and Sybil Mosley, Vicki's lovely mother. These reunions are so precious to all, especially the older generation. I do have a question though: Why do all the cell phone pictures make us look even shorter and wider? Hmmm A wonderful time was had by all, and Johnny and Vicki's hard work was greatly appreciated. I did get a "Look" from Vicki when I told her we had such a good time that we would be back same time, same place next year. HA! Usually I don't do paragraphs either David RIVERS ('65), but I wanted to thank you and Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) for acknowledging Jackie and Judie's ('63) birthday. I was busy with husband, Gary, who had shoulder surgery. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA picking corn, peas, tomatoes and beans from our garden today. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Back in Time Conformation that I am a member in good standing of Pappy's OTDC (Older Than Dirt Club). Last night I noticed that an episode of "The Twilight Zone" called "Walking Distance" was going to be on and the description sounded like one I remembered watching when it was new in 1959, although I only remembered just a little bit of it; so I watched it. The story was about a man who left his car to be worked on just outside of the town he grew up in and had not been back in something like 20 years. He walked into town to the soda shop he used to frequent as a kid and found that it hadn't changed a bit and the triple scoop ice cream soda was still ten cents. Of course he has walked back in time and Ron Howard makes a brief appearance as the first little kid he talks to. He sees himself, as a kid, and his parents, who, of course, until near the end think he is some kind of a nut. On his way out of town he stops at the soda shop and you see a different soda jerk and a number of teenagers dancing. It wasn't until he ordered another triple scoop ice cream soda and the soda jerk said it would cost him extra, thirty five cents, that I realized he had returned to the present. I had thought he was still in the past. You see, the scene I saw in the soda shop was what it looked like when I was a teenager. The main character, Gig Young, had traveled back in time from 1959 (based on the year the program first aired and the 1959 Ford seen at the beginning) to 1934 (based on the "brand new" 1934 Ford roadster when he was back in time) 25 years. By watching the program I had traveled back in time 55 years, so it still looked like the past to me. I don't know, I guess I was expecting when he returned to his present there would not be teenage boys and girls dancing with each other, they would all be sitting at tables across from each other looking at their iPhones. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Still in Kennewick and still in the year 2014 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a small world So I'm pulling in to the COSTCO parking lot minding my own business... wadn't doin nuttin... just sittin' dere... wadn't doin' nuttin' and up pulls this cute young blonde... "Are you a Bomber?" "I am" I replied... her mom and dad are Bombers, too... so 'n' so and so 'n' so... nope didn't know 'em... then she says "My Dad is a Bomber, too... " Now I'm easily confused... but I'm countin' two Dads by now... "Dean ALLEN ('65)" (parenthetical added)... now I've known Dean since before we wuz in school but ain't seen him since '65... no she said, she's pretty sure he's never been to one of the '65er reunions... tho he used to go with her Mom to hers... told her our 50th was next year... turns out he's corporate counsel for Harrah's and Caesars... musta come after I used to do Caesar's work... so I found him on Facebook and saw that a bunch of ya is friends of his... see if he responds... (by the way, she saw the Bomber car plaque I had made a few years back)... Sooooooooooo today we gotta kid who grew up with a whole gaggle of sisters... man he had sisters everywhere... and what great sisters they are... (tho one is RIP, I'm still saying "are")... ya know I always wonder what it must be like... I mean try something and see what I mean... go to the mall, a dance (ok lots of us are finished with sock hops and such but use yer maginashun) or whatever with a girl and see how many times girls flirt with you... it's like you just invented panty-hose er sumthin'... now do the same thing by yerself... all of a sudden it's like you have an "I got a loathsome disease" stamped on your forehead... make the mistake of smiling or saying Hi and you become Jack the Ripper... well, from living across from the PARKER girls I can tell you girls (sisters) attract more girls! Ok it's my theory and I'm stickin' to it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike SHEERAN ('66) on your special day, August 6, 2014!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** >Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Ann ENGEL ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Mike DAVIS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOBO ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RANLETT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('77) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of '54 - 60 year reunion So happy to see a couple more classmates added to the dinner list. That means they will be in town for our Saturday afternoon get together. Lou Ann PAULSEN Casper and Dennis CHAPMAN, look forward to seeing you!! Pat O'BRYAN told me today he had sent his in, so I'll be watching. Gene STEPHENS, "check is in the mail". It's still a mystery if Roger MIKULECKY will make it. He told me "no", taking his wife to Germany, but still holding out hope. But, needs to get his money in!!! I've been bugging several who have contacted me that they are coming, but no reservations yet!! Remember, if you're reading this...... NO WALK INS!!! Pre registration is due in Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN's ('50) hands by August 22nd!! No doubt there will be some disappointed people, cause one of them told me today, "Oh, I'll pay at the door". NO you won't, sorry!! No exceptions, folks!! He knows that now! Ann is doing a wonderful job keeping us on top of who has registered and collecting all of the money and her record keeping is amazing!! Thank you, Ann. With the class of '64 going elsewhere for their 50 year, we won't have the 300 we usually have for dinner. Two weeks from Friday -- DEADLINE!! Please get your registrations in everyone. Re: Brad UPTON ('74) So jealous you are with your class's 40 year reunion this coming weekend and not performing for the public while in the Tri- Cities!! Bet they are excited to have a professional comedian in their class!! Been watching you guys on facebook!! Now...... You [class of '74] are eligible to join Club 40!! Hope you all do!! Every year we have a barrel of fun in September! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where mother nature is cooling down to mid 90s for a while!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) August 7th 1964 Ann ENGEL and Fred SCHAFER ('63-RIP) were married. I am going to celebrate my 50th anniversary with my niece Megan Schafer and my friend Peggy at the comedy club with Megan's boyfriend Dennis performing his comedy act. Love and miss you, honey. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Memories Thanks to Dennis HAMMER ('64) for that recap of the Twilight Zone episode... that was a fun one... $.35 cents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highway robbery! Oh hey, Thanks Maren for the paragraph... yesterday's read much better... Thanks to Karen COLE ('55) for reminding me to ask if anyone who took pix at my Quilt of Valor presentation could send them to me... John CAMPBELL ('63) and John COLE ('66) were kind enough to send the ones they took... I wanna remember who all was there to watch me blubber... by the way, John COLE, blubbering is entirely acceptable... even for the presenters!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting all excited about the '62 Seven O b-day (8/15-16/14) and the '64 50 yr reunion... even tho I won't be able to make them... I darned well better get some pix! Maybe Rex DAVIS ('49) will be there in my stead... he's a great crasher... today is a day of memory for me tho I wasn't there at the event and a special friend has passed on... he is always with me in spirit... I am a firm believer that we are all connected and that leaving the body is only another step in life... I talk to so many people as I get ready to fall asleep you'd think I should be in an asylum (no comment)... those still here on earth and those who have left the earthly existence... love knows no bounds, ya see it is eternal... A very dear loved one made that clear to me immediately after passing and was kind enough to show me that eternity is eternal... I mean it is... not it might be.... it changed my life and I will always be grateful... just as I will always remember HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Freddie SCHAFER ('63-RIP) and Ann ENGEL ('63) on your special day, August 7, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DAVIS ('74) Re: Kent "Wig" DAVIS ('82) As many of you know my little brother Wig, aka Kent DAVIS ('82) is battling an aggressive form of cancer known as myeloma. Donations from friends and family to the "Wigstrong Foundation" have been nothing short of amazing, but that doesn't surprise me. Wig has touched many people with his sense of humor and carefree approach to life. As my little brother, Wig has been a part of my life for fifty years and seldom have I experienced anything negative from Wig. It's not his nature. Regardless of the situation Wig will find good in it. He's exactly like his dad who saw life as simple and fulfilling. A loving family and good friends, a roof over your head, and food on the table is all you really need. To see life in that light is a gift. If everyone took that approach it would be a much better place. Our parents raised us to stand on our own two feet and help our fellow man whenever possible. People make their own happiness and fight their own battles. In Wig's situation he continues to fight, but he needs our help. If this fund drive was entirely up to Wig he would have none of it. He's a proud man and again, his father's son. I want him to get better and grow old with his wife Brenda and kids Justin, Carrie, and Peanut so I'm doing the asking. I ask you again to please help in any way you can. Wig is a treasure to all of us. Let's show him how much we appreciate having him in our lives. Take care and thank you for all you have done for "Little Funny." The "Wigstrong Foundation" is accessible at the following address: Thank you and be "Wigstrong!" -Mike DAVIS ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jack GARDINER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RANLETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug DUNCAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy EDGAR ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HARDEN ('96) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) & Kathie MOORE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is good to note that two more members of The Class of '54 have signed up to be on hand at the Club 40 Annual Meeting/Party. I would hazard a guess that they will be in attendance at the Class's gathering at the Community Center on Saturday afternoon, along with a small host of those who won't be at Club 40 (which is alright). On the other hand, just looking at the list posted on the Club 40 Web Page, there are still many seats available not only for members of The Class of '54, but also others who might want to join in. I don't think it will be too rousing a time as we would not want members of RPD to bust the joint. It should, however, be a good time. If you have been procrastinating about it, don't delay any longer, time is running short. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is nice (mid 80s with a slight breeze) and the Silverton Art Festival goes on this weekend. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) On August 9th it will be 45 year's since the Manson murders. My life has been connected to that day in several ways. I was in the same class at Columbia High as Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP). While serving in the Army in Southern California Sharon's father, Major Tate was one of my superior officers. My wife and Abigail Folger were friends. The two of them drove to where Sharon lived, from Northern California. My wife had a family emergency, and drove back home on August 9th. We all know what happened that night. In 1969 I worked for G.E. in San Jose, Susan Atkins was from San Jose. Also while working for G.E., I worked with Susan Atkins' brother for a couple of years. He was a nice guy to work with. Steve being Susan's brother, would defend her. Which I could understand. Some interesting thoughts. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: some guys have alla luck Now I've never been the sharpest of the bunch and it wasn't until the last day of school that WARFORD ('65) and I realized just how much we had blown it by managing to pass enough classes to grageate... by then it was too late... I'd had all encounters I was gonna have with Uncle Tom and it was too late for him to tell me to turn in my books as they were already turned in for the last time... the guy Bomber of the dynamic duo celebrating an anniversary today had it all figured out and had already moved from '65 to '66 by then and was preparing to move again to '67... it would be years before I appreciated his genius... that meant every year he stayed a new crop of sophomore girls would arrive... I've always commended Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63) on swooping in early and finding the love of his life... trolling was very, very good to him... then of course there was Bob MIDDLETON ('63) who managed to come back at 21 to finish and grageate... you know that old saying "if I'd a known then what I know now... "... Now I ain't sayin' the guy swooped the Bomber- babe off'n her feet right then and there as the difference in their classes might suggest... but ya gotta know he was watchin' as all the babes came and went thru his Col-Hi years... he's always been a whiz when it comes to cars but I gotta tip my hat to him on his prowess and strategy as well... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and Kathie MOORE ('69) on your special day, August 8, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS: My prayers are with Wig DAVIS ('82) and his family. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/14 ~ NAGASAKI ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49) Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay WEAR ('69) Spudnut Shop on YouTube: **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Club 40 Treasurer To the people who are writing checks to club 40 (or anywhere as far as that goes) Please make sure the numerical number on the first line agrees with the written amount on the 2nd line. The bank has now not honored the numerical number on two of the checks (so they deducted $14.00 from the deposit.) So say, you wrote your check for $50.00, but wrote out the handwritten check as fifteen dollars the $15.00 is all the bank will give me. So please double check the check before you mail it. Another example is $136.00 but only wrote $130.00. I would be short $6.00 on that check. The banks are really getting tougher and tougher. Thanks, Ann Thompson, Club 40 Treasurer -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Several members of the "Ladies of '65" Lunch Group got together for lunch on August 8th at the Cheese Louise Restaurant in Richland. Attendees included: Cecilia BENNETT McCartney, Joanne BUCHOLZ Dimond, Connie DAME Bell, Diann DAVIS Strassburger, Pat DORISS Trimble, Patti KING Douglas, Bonnie LARSON Scofield, Judy MANNING Moore, and Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger. Everyone had a good time, and we plan to get together again next month! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lisa BRATTON ('14) 3rd at U.S. Nat'l Swimming Championships From 8/8/14 Tri-City Herald "A costly slip for one racer might have opened the door for Richland's Lisa Bratton at the U.S. national swimming championships Thursday night in Irvine, CA. BRATTON sealed her spot in the 'A' final when she swam a personal best time of 2:11.33 to rank fourth overall after the preliminaries. A star-studded final and a chance to perhaps seal a spot in international competition did little to jolt her nerves." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where it is a little cooler for a few days ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen BARTLETT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGRATH ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen UPCHURCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod COLLINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob GOEHRING ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Need to take this moment to honor one of the older Bomber Babes of my acquaintance. Yes, it is time to tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of Helen BARTLETT ('52). Let's have a rousing "Happy Birthday!" in honor of this Bomber Babe. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for 100 days (Monday and Tuesday) in the valley. The fire danger doth increase. And remember that forest fires prevent bears. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Didn't know I knew So ok... we gotta Bomber-babe that technically, I have known virtually all of my life... in fact, the same could be said for Lyman POWELL ('65)... problem is that I don't remember any of it... no, it's not that my mind is going, though of course it is... but I was in a diaper and so were they... so I don't member knowing them all my life and I don't remember them at all till much later... oh by the way... I was not in the same diaper as they were and none of us remained in that same diaper for the whole time... I am sure they were changed regularly, and when you consider they were cloth, they were prolly changed more often than these days (not mine... little babies these days)... I just went out and checked the bin of shop rags and find that diapers were larger than shop rags which is a good thing because shop rags just wouldn't cut it specially the red ones or the blue ones as I am sure they would act much like madras and our little bottoms would be bright red or blue... well maybe they were red sometimes... I think I shoulda picked another topic for this girl... not my fault it just came out that way... oh geez that's worse... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) on your special day, August 10, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lisa BRATTON ('14) earns spot on Junior Pan Pacific team From 8/9/14 Tri-City Herald "While most of her classmates at Texas A&M start a new school year in a few weeks, Lisa Bratton might be competing against some of the world's best swimmers in Maui. Bratton, a five-time state champion at Richland High School, accepted a spot on the Junior Pan Pacific Championships team after finishing third in the women's 200-meter backstroke Thursday night at the U.S. national swimming championships in Irvine, CA. The Junior Pan Pacs are August 27-31, and Bratton says she'll miss freshman conferences and the first day of classes. But there's a chance her schedule could change again. The Pan Pacific Championships are August 21-25 in Gold Coast, Australia, and Bratton could still make that team at the end of nationals." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a little cooler Richland where we got to watch Michael PETERSON ('77) preform a Celebration of Vets at John Dam Plaza last night. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George STEPHENS ('58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Nostalgia of the 1st water This production will bring a lot of memories and get you singing along. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) I'm looking to commission someone to do sketch art.. .either pencil or pen and ink... for an ebook. Those interested can contact me directly. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bart LONGMORE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty SPENCER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat SAENZ ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Aaron ROBERTS ('66) & Robbin Ruth HENDERSON ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Thanks, Steve, for the wonderful memories via... the-best of - times... link yesterday. Looking forward to making new memories at Club 40 with my 60 year class reunion classmates of 1954. I'm making my way from Fort Valley, VA via plane, and auto via Seattle to visit again with "cousins" Ginny ('54) and Lois ('56) and their guys, Walt ('55) and Larry ('56). I will miss my neighbor on Thayer Drive, Homer RAEKUS ('47-RIP), but perhaps his brother Phil ('49) will be attending Club 40. Carol TIGHE Webb ('54) will be coming too... see you all soon. -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 - 50 year reunion We are at T minus 10 days... I have received several e-mails in the last few days asking me about proper attire for out biggest and best reunion yet. Hat and gloves are optional. Okay, seriously, on Friday we will be on the patio or in the lounge of the Red Lion. We have been having warm weather (90+) so I assume most people will be wearing casual clothing. On Saturday, we will be inside in a ballroom and most people will be wearing slacks, shirts or blouses. Some people will be in shorts and some people will be wearing dresses. The important thing is that you wear your best smile and come ready to meet and greet your old friends and classmates. See you soon! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: recalling earlier dayz Yes, it's here again... the birthday of a Bomber-babe who got away... now each and every year I lament on how I was always too shy to say boo to this girl and thus... well the rest is history... I often wonder why, as The King would say, every time I got near her my tongue got tied when I tried to speak and my insides shook like a leaf onna tree... I mean geez... she was (is) a great lookin' Bomber-babe... but that didn't stop me other times... but... I now realize that lamenting every year may begin to give the appearance of "begging" and a kool kat of my stature and all just can't have that... oh no, no, no... makes me feel like little Anthony: "Take me back I'm on my knees... for you to scold me, hurt me hold me... darling take me back... "... so as one learns in Psych 101, it is time to sublimate... what better way to take one's mind off of one subject than to carry on about another... "how bout those Cubbies!" has never worked well for me... as I was driving along a somewhat unfamiliar road today my mind said (all on its own) "I hate this town"... I was very shocked at the thought... then I realized... it isn't the town I don't care for... it is the way it has grown... one of the reasons I stayed here in the first place is because it reminded me of Richland with almost limitless entertainment... every rocker worth his salt used to play here and it was, to coin a phrase... "A rockin' good time!" Now that got me thinkin' 'bout Richland which got me thinkin bout the '62 group seven o party and the '64 50 year reunion... which got me to thinkin bout people who don't attend... I hate to admit it. but I was hesitant to go to R2K... it just seemed it would be too big and not intimate enough... I couldn't have been more wrong... it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable events I have ever attended... What a blast! That got me thinking of a buddy of mine here in Vegas... it was 2000 and his 40 year reunion... that year was the first Michael Gaughan started hosting the reunions at one of his Coast Hotel & Casinos... I mean he springs for everything... rooms food the whole thing... but it was also the first year they were combining years so the classes of '60, '61 and '62 would all be there... Larry was very excited to see his buds from '60 but didn't think he'd know any of the others... after returning from R2K I told him if he didn't go he would miss something beyond his wildest dreams... he went and returned beaming... that's the way it is... if you don't attend, I can guarantee there are kids you will never see again in your life... you will have missed a chance to see them one more time... Mama always said: "attrition is like a box of chocolates"... don't ask why... Mama said it so it must be right... every event is what you make of it... I can tell you this... you will start with a little grin... that means yer having fun... the grin will grow... there will be hugs, kisses, laughter, tears and a whole lot more... ya see... if I had just taken that girl out back then... who knows what would have happened... but I missed the boat... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patty SPENCER ('65) on your special day, August 12, 2014 (I'm sure you are counting your lucky stars I never did ask you out!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lisa BRATTON ('14) named to USA Pan Pacific Championship team From 8/11/14 Tri-City Herald "Lisa Bratton and her Tri-City Channel Cats coach, Todd Stafek, sat and watched the last of the finals of the Phillips 66 Nationals in Irvine, CA, on Sunday night. The Richland High School graduate had held out hope that somehow she might earn a berth on the United States? swim team roster that would be headed to the Pan Pacific Championships, set for August 21-25 in Gold Coast, Australia. Her finishing time in the finals of 2:11:57 disappointed her. Then she saw a 3 next to her name. That surprised Stafek, too. Stafek says this is the first Tri-City Channel Cat to make the U.S. team. It hasn't come out, but she?s pretty much a lock to make the national team for the next year, starting in September according to Stafek." Congratulations, Lisa!!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we are supposed to be in the 100s again today for the 18th day this summer before cooling off the rest of the week with a chance of thunderstorms the next few days. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and 1 Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLEMENTSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Kay BURNSIDE ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Nelsina ROBERTS ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/14 ~ VJ DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Tony DURAN ('55) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David MANSFIELD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim COLLINGS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard "VJ" SWANSON ('64) 08/14/1945 ~ The Villager Extra (Headline): PEACE! OUR BOMB CLINCHED IT! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Gal's '54 lunch A reminder that our ladies of class of '54 will be getting together for lunch WHERE: Rosy's Ice Cream Diner in Richland DATE: this Friday, August 15th NEW TIME: 11 am. We are meeting a little earlier than usual, as the lunch crowd overwhelms the cook and it has been a little hard to get served. It is a popular place, so a lot of people enjoy their lunch there, too. So..... Please come at 11 am. Re: Our 60 Year Class Reunion Okay, classmates, you have a week to get your pre reservations in the Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), Club 40 Treasurer, if you are going to join us for dinner at the Red Lion on Friday and/or Saturday, September 5th and 6th. DEADLINE - AUGUST 22ND!!! Check must be in Ann's hands no later than that date, so allow mailing time. And remember you must be a member of Club 40 (10$ a year Dues) in order to come for dinner!! If you are coming to our class's separate celebration at the Richland Community Center at 12 noon, you will need to send your $20 to me by AUGUST 30TH!! In case you have lost the address, here it is, 4223 Galway Ln., Pasco, WA 99301. Please make your checks out to "60th class reunion". If you only want to come to our separate get together, that is fine, but please act on it as soon as you can. I will be getting the booklet closed out by then, also. You still have time to send me your address, phone, e-mail, spouse, and month and day of your birth!! Also, send a little ditty to publish on what you have been up to the last 5 years!! We would love to know!! If you don't want to send a bio, at least let me put your name and address information in the booklet so your friends can contact you. We don't want to lose track of any of our classmates. You are ALL valuable!!! Look forward to hearing from everyone!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where the thunder- storms have cooled it down a little **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: V-J Day - August 14, 1945 -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Patti's Bomber lunch at JD Diner We had a good turnout for the August lunch on 9Aug2014 at JD's Diner. It marked my 1 year anniversary of attending them and I've really enjoyed myself. We even had a few new Bombers this time. Those in attendance were; Me ('69), Pat DORISS Trimble ('65), Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61), Mary MASSEY Holloway ('64), Larry HOLLOWAY ('64), Joseph C. SCHMITT (73)*, Valerie S. Schmitt (spouse NAB), Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63), Michael FURNER ('68)*, Sue McELHANEY Stewart ('54), Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57), Glen ROSE ('58) & Carol Rose (spouse NAB), Jean ARMSTRONG Reynolds ('64), Gayla ARMSTRONG Worlund ('74)*, and Barbara ISAKSON Rau ('58). * Indicates first time attendees and they were encouraged to come again. Thanks to all for the conversation. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from hot Richland but it has cooled down some today ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Robin MITCHELL ('83 HHS) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank COLLINS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MOORE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I believe my class of '62 is holding a 70th Birthday Party this week end August 15th and 16th). Sorry I wasn't able to work it into my schedule this year. We have a big celebration planned at our church this fall, and focusing on that I think I keep pushing things back in my mind. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in unusually cool Hope, IN where we haven't had a day over 90 all summer long. In fact, I'm thinking I could probably transplant some plants and not wait another month for cooler weather. Not that I'm complaining... it's been a lovely low humidity summer. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: John CLEMENT (?66) Pictures of tornado behind Rattlesnake on August 13, 2014 Tri City Herald 8/13/14 A tornado with 70-80 mph winds touched down behind Rattlesnake Mountain Wednesday evening about 6 pm. John was able to capture three awesome pictures while in Sunnyside looking toward the north toe of Rattlesnake Mountain. We then had a severe storm with thunder, lightning and rain from about 1 am to 4 am Thursday morning. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a cooler Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robin MITCHELL ('83 HHS) Re: Concert w/Sean LEWIS ('77) and Michael PETERSON ('77) On Friday August 8, 2014, '77 grad and Grammy and CMA nominated country star Michael PETERSON returned to the Mid-Columbia to help celebrate local veterans. The event was called "Coming Home: A Celebration of Veterans. The concert was Saturday August 9th. On Friday Michael traveled to the VA Hospital in Walla Walla and performed for the patients and staff at the facility. Saturday the various organizations that provide veterans services set up information booths around the John Dam Plaza in downtown Richland and a free BBQ for veterans was provided by Texas Road House, 13 Bones Urban BBQ and Fiesta Restaurant. The Richland High Cheer team, Miss Washington Kailee Dunn, Miss Tri-Cities Samantha Brown and Ben-Franklin Rodeo Queen Courtney Brown were in attendance to welcome Michael and thank our local veterans for their service. The event was in partnership with Columbia Basin College and the Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition. There were over 2000 people in attendance. Fellow RHS alum Sean LEWIS ('77) performed Friday night at the Roxy in downtown Kennewick at a welcome home party for Michael as well as opening for Michael Saturday in the Plaza. A great time was had by all! -Robin MITCHELL ('83 HHS) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Shannon CRAIG ('50), Mike CLOWES ('54) Mike BRADY ('61), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BRUNTLETT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie ROE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROW ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby BELCHER ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne MITZLAFF ('77) 08/16/77 ~ Elvis died "Before Elvis, there was nothing." -John Lennon **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) Happy birthday Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) [on 7/29]. I knew you as a little boy named "Shotsie". I worked with your sweet mother and always wonder about her. - Shannon Watkins Gross Hightower. -Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Today is both a happy day and a sad day. I won't use the opening of a "Tale of Two Cities"; it is a far-far better thing to do. Any how, I digress and will now touch on the sadness of the day; the "King" is dead. Not as tragically as Buddy and Richie, but sad none the less. Now for the happy news. It is the day to celebrate the birthday of a Bomber and fellow classmate. At least, I hope he is, as I did not see his name as being one who will be celebrating this September with the rest of us. Still he deserves a tip of the ol' propeller beanie. A rousing "Happy Birthday!" is in order for John BRUNTLETT ('54). There is one name (one of the usual suspects) missing from those who will be in attendance at this year's Annual Club 40 Meeting/ Party. I trust all is well with him, but it wouldn't be a Club 40 gathering without the presence of one of the chief instigators of the Club. There are one or two more of those usual suspects still not on the roster; which will close according to the rules on the 22nd which is next Friday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is supposed to be pleasant for the next few days **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Nelsina ROBERTS ('61-RIP) I don't want to let more days pass before paying tribute to Nelsina who passed away recently. I remember her well. She was a very beautiful and intelligent young lady who treated me with respect. Nelsina, her family and friends are in my thoughts. -Mike BRADY ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 ~ 50 Year Reunion Attendees (143 So far...) Bob ALBERTS, Tom ALKIRE, Jean ARMSTRONG, Shairyl AUSTIN, Susan BAKER, Don BECHARD, Gary BEHYMER, Anna Margaret BELL, Janet BELL, Pam BENEDICTSON, Diana BENNETT, Dawn BERN, Cathy BIEHN, John BIXLER, Sandy BLOOM, Carla BOSHER, Jeff BOSTON, Margie BRANDT, Marilyn BRASFIELD, Fred BREEDLOVE, Bruce BROWN, Sharon BROWN, Betzy BUDKE, MaryKay BURNSIDE, Leo BUSTAD, Judy CAMPBELL, Gary CARPENTER, Michael CARRAHER, Lee CHAPMAN, Richard CHARETTE, David YENCOPAL Chase, Jake CLARK, Tom CLEMENT, Jim COCHRANE, Sally COLEMAN, Bill COMPTON, Janie COMPTON, Carol CONVERSE, John CORRADO, John CRIGLER, Phyllis CUNNINGHAM, Barb DAINS, Ken DALL, Stephen DENLER, Teresa DeVINE, Don DOUD, Sandra DREHER, Gay EDWARDS, Dena EVANS, Gordon FELLMAN, John FLETCHER, Kerry FORSYTHE, Gail FRANZ, Donnell GANA, John GILL, Fred GRAY, Dennis HAMMER, Connie HANSON, JaLene HENRY, Diane HILL, Kathy HOFF, Eric HOFFMAN, Aaron HOLLOWAY, Larry HOLLOWAY, Harvey IRBY, Leslie JACOBSEN, Aleda JOBE, Dennis JONES, Terry JONES, Joe KEEFE, Kerry KELLY, Karma KING, Pam KING, Rebecca LaFOLLETTE, Jill LANGE, Susan LEDINGHAM, Candy LONGWORTH, Debbie LOWE, Paula LYONS, David MALLORY, Alexandra MANOLOPOULOS, Mary MASSEY, Ginny MAXWELL, Richard McANDREW, Dina McCLELLAND, Steven McCOLLEY, Maxine McKUNE, Linda MERRILL, Mary Beth MEYER, Jo MILES, Barbara MILLER, Bob MOORE, Britt NEDERHOOD, Richard ODEGARD, Don PARSONS, June PERKINS, Ken PETERSON, Connie PHILLIPS, Gail PLEE, Ruth Ann QUINN, Gary RALSTON, Ben REPPOND, Billy REYNOLDS, Carolyn RIESE, Ann ROBBINS, Kathie ROE, Betty Jo ROSE, Andrea ROWE, Linda RUSSELL, Sharon SASSER, Dianna SCHRECENGOST, Bill SCOTT, Shirley SCOTT, Gary SETBACKEN, Toni SHEPARD, Robert SHIPP, Judy SHUEY, Karen SHULTS, Debora SKARSHAUG, Marshall SMITH, Ray STEIN, Frank STRATTON, Betty STRODE, Richard SWANSON, Paul TAMPIEN, Tom TEEPLE, Cherrie TEMPERO, Grace TYREE, Jim VACHE, Janice VARVEL, Bob VERELLEN, Terry WALTMAN, Margaret WEEKS, Louise WELLS, Deedee WILLOX, Anita WILSON, Harry WILSON, Carol WISE, Ralph WOOD, Jamie WORLEY, Anita WRIGHT, Veronica YATES, Audrey ZIELAND, Special Guests: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53), Rex DAVIS ('49) -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: HAPPY SEVEN OH CLASSA SIX-TWO I know the seven oh party started on Friday but if'n I'da said anything I mighta slipped and so I waited till today when two of my favorite Bombers are celebrating their special dayz... I have to give a hand salute to Doug HAWKINS ('62) and Craig LANSING ('62), two very deserving Viet-Vets on being presented with Quilts of Valor on Friday evening in front of friends, family and classmates. Welcome Home, Doug and Craig! On this day we are celebrating two very cool Bombers... one I've only known a short time but have known of him for years. Terry DAVIS ('65) says the guy turning 71 this year was one of his all time heroes and kept the bigger kids from messing with Terry and others when we wuz young'ins... the Bomber-babe, turning 21, has been a very dear friend for many years... I still swear she is one of the Bomber-babes Ricky WARFORD ('65) introduced me to on the first day of our Soph. year even though I must have known her at Chief Jo... the memory can be a funny thing and it very well could have been one of those very real dreams that morph into reality over the years... I can even see the hallway we were standing in on the occasion... korse it ain't there no more as that school was torn down around our ears my Senior year... but it still holds so many fond memories... study hall, eggs and pennies and the resounding call of: "ANDY!" ringing out... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roger GRESS ('61) and Kathie ROE ('64) on your special day, August 16, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today; Mike CLOWES ('54), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte CARLSON ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy BOGGS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verna GORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erma PARDINI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan DUDLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan STALEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey! It's another celebration of the birthday of an older (but not much) Bomber Babe. Plus, she happens to be a very, very, very, very, very distant "cousin". Additionally, her current husband is rumored to be a fellow classmate of mine. It would be nice to see them at this year's reunion. Perhaps they don't wish to leave the "dry" heat of Arizona for the less "dry" heat of Bomberville. So, a rousing "Happy Birthday!" cheer and a tip of the ol' propeller beanie in honor of Charlotte CARLSON's ('52) 23rd birthday. Good going, cuz. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers think maybe 90+ on Monday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 - 50 Year Reunion Everywhere we goo-oo People want to knoo-oow Who we arrr-rrre So we tell themmm We are the Bombers Mighty, Mighty Bombers....... There has been a change in our Saturday schedule to allow us enough time to get from pictures at the RHS gym to the Red Lion for Happyyyyyyy Hourrrrrrr!! FRIDAY's schedule is as follows: 4:30 Registration 5:00 Happy Hour 6:00 Dinner - Taco Bar SATURDAY's schedule: (with the *new* times) 4:00 Class Picture (at RHS gym) *5:30* Registration (for those who attend on Saturday only) and Happy Hour.... *6:30* Dinner See you soon! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: which is it? Location, location, location... or timing is everything... in this case I would say timing... Next weekend is the '64 50 year reunion, but this couple (nuther to follow tomorrow) decided to have birthdays a week early... does that mean that every kid inna class doesn't hafta bring a present? Inquiring minds wanna know... I also wonder if this couple celebrate their b-days for an entire month as the Bomber-babe's good buddy, Diane MURPHY ('65) and her other good buddy, Cathy MOUTON ('65) do... if so, then I'd say start wrapping class of '64... quick lika bunny! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judy BOGGS ('64) on your special day, August 17, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS: I was remiss in failing to recognizing John COLE ('66) and Mick HEMPHILL ('66) for all the time, effort and scurrying required to prepare and have quilts for the Quilts of Valor presentation to Craig LANSING ('62) and Doug HAWKINS ('62)... Welcome Home to all four of you! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lisa BRATTON ('14) sets Pan Pacific schedule from 8/16/14 Tri-City Herald "Richland's Lisa Bratton is scheduled to swim in three events at next week's Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. The incoming Texas A&M freshman will compete in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke and 200 individual medley. Bratton is seeded 15th out of 22 swimmers in the 200 back. She clocked her seed time of 2 minutes, 11.57 seconds during her third-place finish at the U.S. national championships in Irvine, CA. Bratton is seeded 16th in the 100 back (1:02:01) and 26th in the 200 IM (2:18:37). She will compete in the heats of the 100 back Wednesday night (PDT), 200 back Friday night and 200 IM on Saturday night. Gold Coast is 17 hours ahead of the Tri-Cities." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where it is warming up again to the 90s. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Happy birthday to my baby sister, Susan STALEY Mitchell ('71)... Tower of Strength and Wicked Wit combined!! -Ken STALEY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Charlie LEAVELL ~ Class of 1970 ~ 1951 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARLSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen SEELEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacki SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri CROSS ('84) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HALL & Connie MADRON ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) And the hits just keep coming. This time we honor yet another very remote "cousin", but a Bomber none-the-less. A hearty "Happy Birthday!" and a tip of the ol' propeller beanie for Gary CARLSON ('64). I trust he won't hoist too many this weekend and will be on time for the class picture at the gym. Skoal!, cuz. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR the Silverton Fine Arts Festival has wound down and the State Fair looms. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: where does this stuff come from? The other day I mentioned how weird the memory can be... I have a vivid memory of today's b-day Bomber wearing a pair of white buck shoes... the ones with the red soles... now I know that cannot be a true memory because those shoes were popular when we were all still in grade school so there is no way I could remember him at Col-hi with a pair of those shoes unless it was I-wanna-look- like-Pat-Boone day or somthin'... But I do remember that he along with one of his classmates, Mike HUSKE ('64) had the best hair in school... I remember after duck tails having one heck of a time getting my hair to do anything... it was just too thick and wiry for those ivy league hair cuts that became popular... thank goodness by Col-Hi I was able to escape my dad's high and tight haircuts... it didn't, however keep me from wearin' that same danged hair cut for a few years after High School... I happened to run in to Mike Huske in Olympia last year while attending the '63 "eating chowder with a girl named Carol inna red sweater" brunch or whatever Jimbeaux ('63) calls it... well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gary CARLSON ('64) on your special day, August 18, 2014 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ZIMMER ('66) Re: Club 40 Annual Meeting Registration Club 40's annual meeting/party date, September 5-6, is fast approaching and the deadline for registration is even closer, Friday, August 22nd. Club 40 Treasurer, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), has put out the newest list of those who have pre-registered and there is still plenty of room however she must have your registration form and check no later than the 22nd (post mark dates do not count). One would ask "if there is plenty of room, why cannot we pay at the door?" The reason: Club 40 contracts with the hotel/caterer to provide food for a predetermined number of people. The hotel must have the exact number to be served each evening no later than the 22nd to assure there will be sufficient food for all who attend. Additionally, the hotel sets up the room each day according to the number of guests for each evening. As you can see, if Club 40 were to allow "pay at the door" there would not be enough food or seating for those who have registered and prepaid. Club 40 tried in the past to accommodate those Bombers who procrastinated to the last moment, arrived at the party Friday and/or Saturday and paid for that date. We ran out of food and some individuals that had prepaid not only did not get fed, their preassigned seats had been taken. Not a very fair or fun scenario so you can see why Club 40 must adhere to the policy of pre-register only and registration forms and checks to be eceived no later than the date determined. The snail mail is not our best friend at the last moment for these kind of events so please get your completed registration form and check in the mail today. Make checks payable to Club 40 (be sure the checks are completed correctly to insure acceptance) Address: Club 40 Treasurer 17224 Woodcrest Dr. NE Bothell, WA 98011 Any questions? Please feel free to contact myself or Ann John ZIMMER ('66), 253-474-5426 - Ann Thompson, Anna May WANN ('49), 425-398-7961 - -John ZIMMER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lois WEYERTS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marci REW ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn PETTEE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BAROTT ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Holy mackerel! Its been a trifecta of birthdays these past few days. This young lady is of my acquaintance, and it need be said that she is an outstanding example of being a Bomber Babe (with all that that entails). Unfortunately she will have to wait a few more years before she is old enough to legally enter some of Richland's adult watering holes. Let's have a real hearty "Happy Birthday!" and a tip of the ol' propeller beanie on this occasion for Lois WEYERTS ('56). I trust your current husband will take you some place nicer than the Artic Circle. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where time is quickly running out for the close of registration for this year's Annual Club 40 Meeting/Party. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Two busy weeks in Alaska From Anchorage House on Sunday evening August 17th. Since we both have houses Jackie in Anchorage and mine in the Tacoma area we refer to them as "Anchorage House" and "Tacoma House". We end each year with a stack of flights twixt SEA and ANC. We are both MVP at Alaska Air. A lot the workers at the " Slope" (North Slope/Prudhoe Bay area) work 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off and we see friends on some of the flights. Jackie and I both took a nap today recovering from her annual Houston, AK Founder's Day Fireworks display. Last night's effort was the largest ever. Eight flatbed trailers including one semi- sized, packed with fireworks. Three of the trailers were packed with regular display fireworks mortars and the rest were filled with over 350 of the largest multi-shot devices made. It was 20 minutes of continual blasting the sky with multiple levels of effects over 300 feet wide and 600 feet high. Jackie fired it with a borrowed complex computer firing system. I walked through the launch area watching for trouble or fires. It was almost surreal with a constant barrage of sizzle, whistle, and banging all around me. The crowd cheering gets louder each year as the crowd has tripled in size from my first event there (where Jackie and I met) 12 years ago this August. The fatigue and aches seem to take longer to dispel then a few years ago. I still enjoy entertaining people with fire but may have to think about slowing down at some point. Something well over 5000 events in over 56 years and arthritis are taking a toll. The launch site is about 80 feet up on a hill above the crowd of thousands on both sides of the Parks highway. Houston is a small town of around 900, but thousands came for miles to the annual event. Games, entertainment, food and tours of the Alaska State Troopers' helicopter. And while they were waiting for it to get finally completely dark, the crowd launched hundreds of the Chinese paper lanterns powered by a small flame inside creating hot air lift. They drifted on a slight breeze. Beautiful. It is almost "no rest for the wicked" as we have started this evening putting together my large display for the opening night of the Alaska State Fair. We have 5 days till launch of over 600 large display type shells and other effects. I have 90, 2-inch roman candles for a great barrage at one point during the display. The weather forecast is for clear and sunny, 70. We are trying to get it all on 3 trailers but it may take 4. Assembling the main battery of the display on trailers allows us to do all of the set-up of the mortars and pre-wire of the firing circuits in the played out rock quarry where we have the magazines storing explosives and equipment. So all we have to do onsite is load the explosives and attach the electric matches to each lead fuse. The barge carrying my shipment of the pyro product docked at Seward Saturday PM. So we hope to have it in hand by Tuesday. The large display is Friday night with "FIRE 1" at 10PM exactly. There are a number of RHS alums living in the area. Hope you can enjoy the show. Item from our last display which was a burst fireworks at a wedding... Jackie and I both had to look twice at the matron of honor, she could easily pass as a double for "M" DeVINE ('52). The likeness was striking. I know Jackie has related this to M so I can mention it here. I have heard it said that everyone has a double somewhere on earth. About 8-9 years after we buried my father I walked up to and nearly spoke to a man in the subway in Berlin Germany. He could have fooled members of my family. I was a bit embarrassed as I walked right up to him before realizing my mistake and stepped aside just before speaking to him. I circled around to get a picture of him but he boarded a train and disappeared. Jackie and I will miss Club 40 this year as we will be in Branson, MO for the week long convention of the National Fireworks Assoc. To see pictures of Houston Founders Day Fireworks see Jackie's blog at: "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Quilts of Valor (QOV) David RIVERS ('65) mentioned the Quilts of Valor recently and I wanted to thank him for his kind words. I have included some photos taken of the presentation for Doug HAWKINS ('62) and Craig LANSING ('62) last Friday, August 15, 2014, at the West Richland Golf Course on the occasion of the Class of '62's 70th Birthday Party.. I can truly say that I have never been more honored or proud to be involved with any endeavor. It was emotional for all who attended. These deserving men were my heroes as a young person, and they are my heroes today. When I grow up I want to be just like Doug and Craig. John COLE ('66) is the leader of the QOV presentation group in the Tri-Cities. With help from his wife Vicki MOSLEY Cole ('66) and me, John is doing a great service for the TC combat vets. John and Vicki do all the heavy lifting and I tag along to receive some of the credit. The real praise goes to the people making the quilts. They are all hand made and come from the heart. Thanks to the Class of '62 for allowing us the time to present these quilts to the most deserving of men. -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Paula BEARDSLEY ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: New Email address I've changed my internet provider to Frontier. They are my Dish connection so it seems reasonable. Gosh, I sure am glad to have TV back! I haven't figured out all the channels, yet, but I do get the real important ones, like Root, with the Mariners and Seahawks! My new email is Re: Seahawks Terry De VINE ('52) invited me to go to the Seahawks game yesterday (Friday) and I really enjoyed it! (Except for the wide spread in the score. He gets upset with me because I don't like "blow-outs". After San Diego made their 2nd TD, he said, "Okay, now... you sit back and enjoy the rest of the game!") It was just the 2 of us so we spent a lot of the driving time talking about our cousins in and around the Ellensburg area and I think we'll take a drive up there one of these weeks and see who we can find. Re: Good Ole Days A former sister-in-law, Kay Rawlings (NAB graduated in Prosser) is staying with me for a few months until she can find an Assisted Living place. We are having a good time talking over the "good old days" when we worked as Chemical Analysts out in 300 Area in the early '60s. I was her matron of honor when she and Denis Skeie (NAB) got married. She introduced me to her brother, Tom, because I wanted to do some remodeling on my Prefab he was a carpenter. She and I have a long history and lots to talk and joke about. So far, it is working out very well. Re: Plums and Grapes I have lots of Plums and Concord Grapes that I want/need to share. Had planned on doing some jelly today but instead, spent a few hours at the ER due to dehydration. Of all the dumb things! How could I forget to drink enough water??? Anyway, one friend and her son are coming to get plums in the morning. There are probably at least 100-200 on the ground (what a waste!) and more hundreds on the tree! I don't know one plum from another, but she says they are Italian. Re: Alaska My month in Alaska with family and friends was fantastic but not quite long enough! My newest great-granddaughter was born 2 days before I got back. A real cutie! Re: Motorhome sale Finally sold that doggone motorhome. $2,101. The $1? I don't know. As we were discussing price, it came out of his wallet so he threw it in with the $100s. Re: Club 40 - No Visiting Rule I won't be going to Club 40 this year. Seems like an awful lot of money to see the 6 or 7 people that I would want to talk with. It is such a shame that some Bombers ate without paying in past years, so that now there is no "just visiting" allowed. Sigh. Love and Blessings to all you Bombers, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland where temps are totally acceptable. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) - Latest News Jerry in Isolation with pneumonia and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Have to suit up to see him. Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) didn't see him because her husband has cancer so she didn't feel like going in at this time. So we still need prayers and if you have time and want to send a card that would be very nice. Address: Regency at North Pointe Isolation room 1223 E.Westview Court Spokane, WA 99218 -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) Re: Quilts of Valor I was privileged to be at the presentation of the two beautiful handmade patriotic themed quilts for Craig LANSING ('62) and Doug HAWKINS ('62). It was wonderful to see fellow members of the Class of '62 honored for their sacrifice and commitment to our country in such a wonderful manner... who doesn't love a warm hug... even on a 95 day. Many thanks to John COLE and Vicki MOSELY Cole (both '66) and Mick HEMPHILL ('66) for their commitment to the Tri-City area veterans and the willingness to do the research and set aside time to honor them with such beautiful quilts. Someday, I hope to have time to make a quilt for the QOV program especially after seeing the respect and honor with which they are presented. Thank you to Craig and Doug and so many others for your service and sacrifice to our great country. Re: Growing older ain't for Sissies It amazes me how one day life is moving along pretty smoothly and then out of the blue it takes a hard left and you are traveling a whole new road. I was recently sent to Virginia Mason Hospital (VM) to try to figure out why I was turning neon yellow after a relatively quick onset of apparent liver problems. I give credit to Dr. Sam Datta for recognizing that it would be next to impossible to diagnose the problem here and referred me to the Heptology specialists at VM. It took them four additional days of testing over and above the many tests Dr. Datta had ordered to finally arrive at a diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. No idea where I picked this up... could have been exposure to a virus, or an injury or some other toxin exposure... anyway, now I have it and am looking for advice from those who may be dealing with their own autoimmune treatment. I am currently taking 40 mg of Prednislone daily to try and get all my "liver numbers" back where they belong and it is apparently a slow process. The side effects of a steroid therapy are no picnic... jitters and nervous energy bouts followed by the need to nap (not a bad thing to be sure) plus the added risk for osteoporosis, weight gain from increased appetite, retaining fluids, possible onset of blood sugar issues... oh my! I thought dealing with a long term heart issues was a pain in the patootie! The doc tells me I may be on some type of steroid therapy for the long term and am wondering of any fellow Bombers have a similar experience and can give me advice on how to manage this. Our hope is to wean me off the pure steroids within 6-8 months and on to a lower dose synthetic steroid which is easier for the body to tolerate. (The thought of a 70 year old woman with "Roid rage" is too weird and scary to contemplate!) I'm ready today! Any advice on how to manage living with these meds will be taken in the spirit given but rest assured, the Docs are in charge for now. Thanks for caring and sharing Bombers! -Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: FAIR WARNING! I'm heading for Bomberville '64 in '14 ~ 50 YEAR Reunion I'm taking the laptop with me... There's Wi-Fi EVERYwhere, right? Don't worry if the Sandstorm doesn't get there EVERY day like you're all used to... Leave New Orleans on 8/22 -- arrive back 8/26 .. Sandstorm should be back on schedule after that.. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA ~ 91 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Thank you, Jimmie Just gotta little note from Doug HAWKINS ('62), I guess some of the Bombers and famblie in attendance at the QoV ceremony had the good sense to write and read letters at the ceremony... I was not that bright and simply called, not realizing that the class of '62 still throws LOUD parties and none of us could hear each other... Plan to do the same tonight for this guy... been trying all week to compose a fitting letter to be read at the ceremony Tuesday night, but the words would not come. This guy and I have been through so much together since we were 15 that all words have failed me. I love him so very much and tell him so every time we speak and I know he knows how much I admire him... sure I tease him about having three grageating classes, but my pride in knowing him needs a safety valve or I'd start blubbering all over the Internet and you kids would know that my macho, manly, handsome, virile, cool, calm and collected exterior was just a facade which would leave me open and exposed to the world, so I'll just letcha continue thinking I'm all of that above and more (pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez)... but today I want my dear friend to know that I am pleased as punch to know him and to be and remain as close as we have always been. Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67), welcome home, my brother and thank you for your service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim MAUZY ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Helen CROSS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Peg ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: LaVerne OSTERMAN ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I was interested in something in all the entries in the 8/20/14 Sandstorm. To Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Sorry I won't be able to attend the Club 40 this year. Wish I could be there to get some of your plums, Marilyn To: Paula BEARDSLEY Glenn ('62) I'm sending prayers your way to help you confront your medical issues. I'm sorry I wasn't able to be there when the Quilts of Valor were presented. To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Hope all goes well with the class of '64 50 YEAR class reunion, Maren. Hard to believe we are that old. Bomber cheers, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Hope,IN where we've had a few warm days and lots of rain last night **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: FAIR WARNING! I'm heading for Bomberville '64 in '14 ~ 50 YEAR Reunion I'm taking the laptop with me... There's Wi-Fi EVERYwhere, right? Don't worry if the Sandstorm doesn't get there EVERY day like you're all used to... Leave New Orleans today, 8/21 -- arrive back 8/26 .. Sandstorm should be back on schedule after that.. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA ~ 84 at 1am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Green 'n' gold lite speshal So I may be jumpin' the gun but since my favorite editor in chief and best-ex is going to be leavin' on a bomber-babe's b-day and comnin' back on a Bomber-dude's b-day (I assume he'll be in Richland the same weekend) figered I'd best get this little note on the way... since my yellow stickie only goes to the 26th it'll give me plenty of time to get the new one filled out... they usually hold about a month's worth of b-days unless the month was an over-active one or maybe we have lotsa twins or somthin' like that... I found some "parking curb yellow" stickies (as Jimbeaux ('63) calls Bomber gold) at Wally World the other day... since I don't have an office no more I don't have a huge supply closet and I'm runnin low on the dull yellow the 3M started out with... plus I could get the wowsee ones cheaper than the boring ones... not sure why they're all 3M... but these are more in keeping with the ol' Bomber spirit... the Bomber-babe is one I've known for a long time but not from school... she had a biiiiiiiiiiig secret to keep when her other half... nah... more than half was getting a Quilt of Valor the other nite and she managed to keep it tho I do understand that Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) and Steven ADAIR ('08) managed to park their cars in front of the restaurant... but the boy just figured they wuz gonna join him fer dinner (I just hadda flash back to being 16 or 17... for some reason I needed to fill out some form and it musta asked for work history and I couldn't spell restaurant... my Dad gave me such crap about that I couldn't believe it... as tho working at one created a sicheashun such that one could also spell it... go figure spelling, punctuation, parts of speech and times tables were just in that little group a stuff I refused to learn... funny how you look back on your life and wonder what was the underlying factor in choices made... so many things I did that make no sense today musta seemed like a good idea at the time... Kinda like kids in cars uttering the magic words: "watch this" that guarantee something bad is about to happen... so here we go with early b-day greetins'... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie MOORE ('69), Chuck MONASMITH ('65) and Richard TWEDT ('64) on your special days, August 22, 23 and 26, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg ADAIR ('72) Re: Brother, Jim's Quilt of Valor -Peg ADAIR ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bobbie GILSTRAP Garrick ~ Class of 1972 ~ 1954 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda Merrill ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie MOORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nicole BJORN ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) If you are reading this and have not sent in your Club 40 registration form, properly filled out, with a payment made (no balance due); then you will miss the whole thing. I supposed, some individual may set up bleachers in the parking lot along with 8" black and white tv monitors for those who only want to watch. Barring that, you could gather in the lobby and chat with those who are privileged to pass through the velvet ropes. Or gather in the bar and have a good time anyway. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it may or may not rain today. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: '64 in '14 -- THANK YOU LIST Thank you to my '64 classmate (who shall remain nameless by request) who paid for my plane ticket for this reunion... Thank you to my daughter and to John Taylor ('63wb) for help getting my laptop so I could bring it with me and continue to do the Sandstorm while I'm here... and thanks to both of them, too, for help with the HUGE expense of tacos and chicken... John wants a doggie bag. Thanks to Bob MATTSON for putting me up in Portland. Thanks to John FLETCHER ('64) and Becky WERSEN Fletcher ('65) for the ride to and from Portland so I could arrive earlier on Friday... in time for the Gab Fest Friday afternoon/evening... and a gold plated taco or two. And last (but not least), thanks to my friend since 7th grade, Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) and Bulldog husband, Armand for their hospitality. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Portland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SPEARS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene HORNE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MONASMITH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CHAPPELL ('71) **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 and 60 YEAR Class Reunion for '54 Well, you haven't missed it all, even if you didn't get your pre registrations in by the deadline yesterday (8-22) for dinner with us at Club 40, our classmates still can come to our 60 YEAR class reunion for the class of 1954 at the Richland Community Center on Saturday, September 6th from 12 noon until 3 PM. We will have group picture taken around 1:30 PM. We WILL take walk-ins and you can pay at the door, as Jim MEFFORD and Don RAY will be the "greeters". So, please be sure to give them your 20$, so you can get a copy of the picture and help with misc expense for room rental and booklet and snacks. You still have time to get money to me, if you want, and information on your life for the booklet. I will be closing it out on Wednesday, August 27th, so I can get it printed. With the Labor Day holiday, it will take a little longer. Send it to my e-mail or mailing address at 4223 Galway Lane, Pasco, WA 99301. We have some interesting bios and fun things to read already!! Hope you get yours in there too!! Feel free to call me for any questions at 509 544-0393. It is important that we have your address, as the photographer will be mailing your photos to you!!! If you aren't in the booklet, be sure to give address to Jim or Don at the door. Just a suggestion, if you have a mailing label of your name and address,(who doesn't have those "free" ones) bring that and we'll stick it on the list. Easier than having to write it out!! But, best of all, send me your information so it is in the booklet. Don't forget your month and day of your birth!!! Look forward to our fun time together!!! some lunch before, as we will only have snacks and bottled water. Don't want anyone passing out from hunger!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where the weather has cooled to the high 70s, low 80s and feels nice!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 50 YEAR reunion There's no place like home..... There's no place like home...... Auntie Em might not be here to greet you but 153 classmates and old friends will be here for the BIGGEST and BEST reunion yet. We have 8 more people to add to our registration list: Maren SMYTH, Jim HODGSON, Thairyl AUSTIN, Pat ARTZ, Gary WEBB, Judy SCOTT, Bob MATTSON and Cheri SIMPSON. Friday Schedule: 4:30 Registration 5:00 Happy Hour 6:00 Taco Bar Saturday Schedule: 4:00 pictures at RHS gym 5:30 Happy Hour 6:30 Dinner Get your "extrovert on" and come prepared to meet your old friends and classmates! You can't make old friends. See you soon. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty STRODE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen WORKMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan MONTGOMERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blanche NEWBY ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John COLE & Vicki MOSLEY ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SWAIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen MANOLOPOULOS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg STONE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Thanks for a great 50-year Reunion! Thanks to the talented, hard-working, generous Class of '64 for treating me (a former teacher and fellow Bomber) to the most successful single-class reunion I have ever attended! Not only was it the biggest class reunion to date with 155 attendees, but it was put together with great thought throughout the entire past year by Kathy HOFF and the largest and most dedicated reunion planning committee I have had the privilege to witness. Joke-telling, skits, Bomber cheers, special banners and decorations, authentic hula instruction, original music and lyrics, inspirational guitar music, and a series of conversations with former students made many special moments. Food service was efficient. There was no standing forever in long food lines. On the first night, simple taco bar service was continuous throughout most of the evening. The sit-down dinner on the second night was pure genius. The Red Lion servers worked hard, and we older Bombers sat at our tables, relaxed and conversed while being served a choice of three delicious entrees. Club 40 should try this next year! It was no more expensive than buffet service, and much more fun for the attendees. The bucket list of one attendee included making it to his 60-year reunion. That's a worthwhile goal. Having seen two partners and a growing list of friends fail to make it that far, I urge you to meet more often .. or as often as you can. You are also invited to attend a Memorial Service/Celebration of Life for the love of my life, Charlie GANT ('53-RIP). Come to the Sunset at Einan's Event Center at 3pm on September 4, 2014, the Thursday before Club 40. Thanks again to the Class of '64! Bomber cheers, Norma Boswell ('53) ~ Richland, where the cooler weather makes it more pleasant to work in the rose beds. -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hope this makes it. First of all, there is a Bomber birthday I wish to honor today. He is a fellow member of The Class of '54; he also played clarinet in the band and drove airplanes for the air corps over Viet Nam. He's also done a few other things in life, but as far as I know, he's not coming to the big party. So what? Let's all join in for a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Jerry SWAIN ('54). Speaking of not coming to the Big Party is one of The Founding Fathers. Apparently he doesn't like the Dessert Inn/Hanford House/Red Lion. Too bad, some will miss him. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR just miles away from the State Fair going on in Salem through Labor Day. Weather guessers are saying it will be hot (upper 90s) by mid-week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62) Re: Earth Movement At 3:20 AM this morning [3/24] my wife and I felt like were at the Social Club or Hi-Spot when the Napa Quake hit... really rocking and rolling. We lost some stuff (nothing that can't be replaced) and are OK. No one in the neighborhood was injured and as far as we can tell there is no structure damage. Downtown Napa, on the other hand, did not fair as well. Some historical buildings are damaged to the point that they may have to be torn down. The bright spot: I only lost two bottles of wine!!!... but we will have a purple spot in the middle of the white marble entry. We'll just call it our accent spot. It's now 3:10 PM and I am so tired and sick of cleaning up stuff. I think it's Miller time. -Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates {'64} Re: '64 in '19 ~ 55 YEARS The BIGGEST and BEST reunion ever is over and we are now accepting applications for the BIGGER and BETTER reunion in 2019. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early. You won't want to miss out! :) Okay, I'm kidding, but put 2019 on your future calendar. The BIGGEST and BEST reunion ever was just that. 155 classmates met at the Red Lion for a wonderful time. Our committee received so many compliments on a job well done. We danced, we sang, we ate, and partied till the cows came home. There were hugs and laughter wherever you looked. A bunch of "kids" rocked out to '60s music provided by an excellent D.J.. Our program consisted of talent from our very own classmates. Joe KEEFE, and his wife Sharon, Diane HILL, Gail PLEE, Jim HODGSON and Don DOUD provided us with great entertainment. We were fortunate to have two former teachers join us: Rex DAVIS ('49) and Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53). I was fortunate to have had both of them as teachers. Rex had a list of 40 "kids" he wanted to visit with, and I think he touched base with all 40! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates {'64} ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/14 Dateline: Gretna, LA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber & 1 Bomber spouse sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Spouse of Michael SMAHLIK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TWEDT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon HOPKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SASSER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce SOEHNLEIN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle HUESTIES ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin MOORE ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) There is a rumor afoot that the "cows went home about 9:30 PM". Any comment on this? If I misspelt your name, accept my apologies. I should not let the Junior Gyrene affect my spelling or grammer. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are thinking there might be rain on Labor Day weekend. Well, that is the traditional beginning of the fall monsoons. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane Smahlik HI: I am writing for my husband Michael SMAHLIK who was a graduate of the Richland's Columbia High class of 1963. He was not able to buy a yearbook at that time and would like to know if there are any out there still available. It was suggested I try asking the Sandstorm to see if anyone out there had one they would like to sell. Looking forward to your response,. Thanks -Diane Smahlik - wife of Michael SMAHLIK ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey HENJUM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie DEAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlee CORBETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) & Leslie SWANSON ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62) I'm glad to hear you and your wife did not suffer a major loss in the earthquake Napa had. I must admit I remembered you lived in California, but not Napa... such a pretty part of the state!! Glad you and yours are safe, but I'm always sorry to hear that any history must be lost. I'm also glad the class of '64 had such a good reunion. I thought that the class of '62 has had some great reunions, too, including our 50 year. I'm sorry I couldn't make our 70th birthday party as it sounded like a good time was had by all!! Greetings from Hope,IN where it has gotten up to a slightly muggy 90 today, after a great cool June and July. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: The 50 YEAR Profuse thanks to all who were involved in putting on the 50 YEAR for the class of '64. It was the best ever! Memories are so important as we grow older, and we took away some golden ones from this one. Many thanks, and hope to see you all in 5! Bomber cheers, -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Here's one of the songs that Joe KEEFE ('64) and his wife Sharon Scharnhorst (Kennewick 1964) sang at the Class of 1964's 50 year reunion this past weekend at the Hanford House in Richland! -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: '64 in '14 Our class reunion committee wants to do a big "shout out" to Lamont DeJONG ('63), Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63), Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63), Dick BOEHNING ('63), and Linda BELLESTON Boehning ('63) for covering the registration table during our reunion. Thank you so much for your help! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) My first collection of short stories - SUNSET LOVERS: 5 short stories of love and the art of aging gracefully - is available from Amazon via Kindle or for direct order. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers and 5 Cole Kids sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) The Cole Kids BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HENDERSON ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie COWGILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc LEACH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DODSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim FELDER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FLAHERTY ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Thanks for a great 50-year Reunion! Thanks to the talented, hard-working, generous Class of '64 for treating me (a former teacher and fellow Bomber) to the most successful single-class reunion I have ever attended! Not only was it the biggest class reunion to date with 155 attendees, but it was put together with great thought throughout the entire past year by Kathy HOFF and the largest and most dedicated reunion planning committee I have had the privilege to witness. Joke-telling, skits, Bomber cheers, special banners and decorations, authentic hula instruction, original music and lyrics, inspirational guitar music, and a series of conversations with former students made many special moments. Food service was efficient. There was no standing forever in long food lines. On the first night, simple taco bar service was continuous throughout most of the evening. The sit-down dinner on the second night was pure genius. The Red Lion servers worked hard, and we older Bombers sat at our tables, relaxed and conversed while being served our choice of delicious entrees. Club 40 should try this next year! It was no more expensive than buffet service, and much more fun for the attendees. The bucket list of one attendee included making it to his 60-year reunion. That's a worthwhile goal. Having seen two partners and a growing list of friends fail to make it that far, I urge you local Bombers to join Club 40 and meet every year! You are also invited to attend a Memorial Service/Celebration of Life for the love of my life, Charlie GANT ('53-RIP). Come to the Sunset at Einan's Event Center at 3pm on September 4, the Thursday before Club 40. Thanks again to the Class of '64! Bomber cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland, where the cooler weather makes it more pleasant to work in the rose beds. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Classmate of '54 Does anyone have an obituary or information on the passing of our classmate, Walter MILLIRON ('54-RIP). Heard it was mentioned in Herald a few weeks ago. Also, Mural NICHOLS Patrick's ('54-RIP) brother, Jack ('54), told me that his sister passed away in 2010. She was our Valedictorian. She lived in New York and was married to a doctor from Sacred Heart in Spokane. He had passed away before her. So sad we are losing friends too early. Another one I am concerned about is Jim BUTLER ('54). His mail comes back and his phone is disconnected. He came to our last reunion and Club 40 and usually calls me to get form for dinner, but I have lost track of him. He lived in Prescott, WA. He has a daughter in Richland, but don't know her name. Now that our Club 40 registration is closed, it is fun to see the classmates who have successfully registered. Our webmaster, Nate, will get the names up soon. As it stands now, we have 42 coming Friday and 51 coming on Saturday nights for dinner. Some will only come one night, so it's hard to tell you which ones are new. The registry will show that. Our Saturday afternoon roster shows 54 coming so far to celebrate our 60 year at the Richland Community Center... and we will have some "walk ins"!! Several have sent money for the picture, but are unable to come. We should have a great group this year and expect lots of fun. I expect we might have some show up who said they won't!! We'll see! Excited to give out the souvenirs and door prizes!! I know of some who are coming that I haven't seen in 60 years!!! Wow!! See you in September!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is shinning bright on first day of school for many elementary school children, including my 5th grade great grandson who lives next door. Loved meeting his teacher and seeing his classroom last night. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Class of '61 "Annual" Picnic Once again (for the second time) the Class of '61 will have a free class picnic during Club 40. It will be in Howard Amon Park at the gazebo near the Senior Center. You don't need to belong to Club 40 just come and meet with friends from over 50 years ago. DATE: Saturday September 6, 2014 TIME: 10 am to 2pm PLACE: Howard Amon Park Gazebo RSVP: by Monday September 1 to Judy KEPLINGER -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy KEPLINGER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch WHEN: Saturday ~ September 13 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant ~ on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. We meet in the sun Room ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. PLEASE RSVP to: or phone 360-574-1963 NEXT LUNCH DATES AT BEACHES: October 11 December 6 -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Class of 1964 ~ 50 YEAR Reunion Notes & Comments from this past weekend in Richland... I'll make effort... but not too much to 'funnel' this all together in one direction. Thursday 08/21... left Almota, WA at 12:30 PM in search of 'adventure' in Richland at the Hanford House. Arrived at 2:28 PM and was greeted at the door by Coach Rex DAVIS ('49) who was meeting up with Gary SETBACKEN ('64) & Aaron HOLLOWAY ('64). I sat down in the lobby, which became my 'comfort zone'. Not yet quite settled in, Marilyn BRASFIELD ('64) entered and check in. I had spotted her on Facebook a year or so earlier. It happened to be her first reunion and over the next few days we ran across each other a number of times. Note to participants of any reunion... Rather than showing up for just the Friday or Saturday functions or both activity days, IF you have the monies & time, come a day early and stay a day or two late. There will still be folk around looking for conversation. Stay at the hotel where ever your reunion is being held. Eat at the hotel restaurant OR find out where everyone is going and eat with them. Make early reservations (a year in advance if you can). Try the courtyard/river side if your reunion is at the Red Lion aka Hanford House [aka Desert Inn]. Don't be afraid to be a 'worker bee'. There were 15 to 20 1964 Bombers preparing for Saturday's events on Thursday night. Gary SETBACKEN's (64) wife Cissy took a big part in helping. Once Gary is no longer around I'm sure that Cissy will be his replacement for years to come at our reunions. I'll no doubt leave some names out but on Thursday night, Carol CONVERSE ('64), Susan BAKER ('64) Jeff BOSTON ('64), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64), Ken DALL ('64), Gail FRANZ ('64), Kathy HOFF ('64), Gail PLEE ('64), Betty Jo ROSE ('64), Frank STRATTON ('64), Grace TYREE ('64) and Jamie WORLEY ('64), the SETBACKENs and a handful of others (plus or minus). By the time we broke up an hour or two later, a number of other class members were coming through the doors as planes, boats, trains & cars arrived. Before I forget it, the help at the Red Lion was fantastic with Dave the 'coordinator' working with Kathy, Nancy in the restaurant and Mary at the front desk. Randomness ~ There is talk of another 'bash' two years from now when most of us turn 70 years old... I figure that will work and it sounds like a lower key gathering than the 50 year. However, there was a bit of discussion about our 60 year reunion. By that time most of us will be 78. Now for you ladies, that is of no real issue BUT you may have to count the guys out on that one. It seems that the average U.S. man lives to be 77 and a fraction. P.S. I had placed a request back in the Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/2009... it read "Re: Mulberry Trees along the Columbia... Can anyone provide photos of the mulberry trees that are/were located several hundred yards up the Columbia River from the Manolopoulos home on Hains. There were 4 or 5 very large trees... I did find what's left of them. Right where I remembered BUT they certainly have not been kept up over they years and according to Frank STRATTON ('64) some were cut down. Re: Jane HARTY ('67) ~ Artistic Director Music Northwest Re: Next concert September 21st ~ Seattle -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mr. memorabilia So, when Mike SMAHLIK's ('63) wife contacted Sandstorm regarding a '63 Columbian, I had two thoughts: 1) I wonder what Cookie ('65) has been up to; and 2) the b-day boy... I figure if anybody has an extra '63 annual it would be the b-day Bomber, as it is rumored he has purchased every copy of every year of the Columbian ever made available on Ebay, Craig's list, or the black market all over the world... but I do hope he can help out... but even more I hope he is rested up enough from his extra day in Richland to celebrate his day, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gary BEHYMER ('64) on your special day, August 28, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: The Cole Kids Happy Anniversary to Jackie COLE Bailey ('63) and Bill BAILEY ('64) on Friday the 29th. Love the Cole kids Barbara-50 Patti-52 Karen-55 Judie-63 John-66 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/29/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie WEBB ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David GILBERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brenda BELCHER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kristi STREGE ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie GERKEN ('01) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill BAILEY ('64) & Jackie COLE ('63) 08/29/05 Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans area map... see what, when and why different "east bank" (of the Mississippi River) areas were flooded... My place is on the "west bank" -- just south of the "T" in Terrytown on the map... This is well worth the 10 minutes (or so) it'll take to watch the progression of Katrina.. it actually shows animation on the map where (and why) the flooding happened. I was at my sister's north of Baton Rouge and we watched all of this happen on TV... -Maren **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to my old friend Ronnie COWGILL ('62) [on 8/28]. We've been friends now for about 65 years and I still think that you are one of the nicest guys I've ever known. Hope you didn't stay up too late celebrating this time. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Rumors & only Rumors To: Nevertowed RIVERS ('65) It is 'just a rumor' about my Columbian yearbook purchases. I will admit to buying almost all of Art Dawald's annuals but that was 15+ years ago or so. Yes it is true that I have 2 or more sources in the Tri-Cities that watch yard sales for Columbians, Keewaydins (Kennewick High School) & Sinewesahs (Pasco) annuals but how do we measure success when the need is great? I've purchased, traded, begged and borrowed 1964 Columbians only to pass them forward to those who never purchased one or have since graduation lost theirs. How much fun can one stand? There is a call for a 1963 Columbian BUT I don't have one. I do have one copy each of the 1950, 1951, 1952, 1962 & 1967 annuals IF that might help someone? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) P.S. Thinking forward 15 years, I don't believe my family will be interested in my yearbooks or Richland Bomber items so like many of you, it's time to rid ourselves of 'stuff'. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I've got some apparel items that I'm gonna give away because NOBODY in these here parts appreciates our glow-in-the-dark mushroom cloud logo... watch for a page of pictures of what I've got... -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Class of '66 in '16 ~ 50 Year Reunion A reunion committee will have its first meeting in late September to plan our next class reunion which will be the summer of 2016. As we begin help is needed in finding our missing classmates. Here is the link to our class roster: The following classmates are missing: Theresa Arlyn ARTZ Alley, David L. BARKER, Sharon Lee BATEMAN Haines, Eva Pauline BIRGE, Ron K. BLACKBURN, Joanne BLOODWORTH Pulley (Honorary), Margaret Ruth CARTER Jurado, David Glenn FARNSWORTH, Jack Lee GILCHRIST, Diana Jean HENNEMAN Willis (Honorary), Yvonne HOOVER Edwards (Honorary), Charlotte HOWARD (Honorary), Roger HOWARD (Honorary), Donald Fritz JONES, Jody Alice KENDRICK LeMaster, Kirby Allan LANE, Elizabeth LARSSON (Honorary), Thomas Douglas "Tom" LAWRENCE, Deidre MAGULA Hewson, David Benjamin MATTOON Sutherland, Darren McDERMOTT, Ernest Lloyd "Hank" McDOWELL II, Jon Wray McKNIGHT, Wanda Carol MILLER, William Fox "Bill" MITCHELL, Corey Kenneth MORRIS, Christine Marie OMAN, David Theodore PEARSON, Jr., David "Dave" PEYTON (Honorary), Kathy PLEASANT Allen, Billie Sue RAY Ward, Evelyn "Regina" RENDON Lira, Mary Christine REYNOLDS, Tony Ray RHEINSCHMIDT, Caroline Sue ROGERS Sparling, Linda ROOT (Honorary), Marian June RUSSELL Clark, Teresa Lynn SADLER Alden, Lene SALTOFT (Foreign Exchange Student from Sweden), Cheryl Ann SCHMIDT, Brenda Joyce SCHNAIBLE Stone, Geraldine Mae SHIELDS Prentice (Honorary), Cole Gene SHOAF, Christine Jean SIMEK Peterson, Kenneth Allen SMITH, Kathleen "Kathy" TAYLOR Jensen, Richard Brent THOMPSON, Alexander Francis "Alex" TOTH (Foreign Exchange Student from Argentina), Thomas F. "Fred" TURNER, Jr., Michael Ray WHITTLE, Diana Jean WILLIS If you have any contact information for the above classmates please send it to me. Thanks so much -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Re: Seattle Times Interview with Brad UPTON ('74) Good interview with Brad Upton - 30 years! And playing Kirkland this weekend. -Mike DALEN ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/30/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Helen CROSS ('62), Donna NELSON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HOFF ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty O'NEIL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa BARBER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It's come around once again. Funny thing about birthdays, they seem to happen once a year whether we want them or not. Now I had best be careful in what I say next, as the Junior Gyrene is greatly enamoured of this Bomber Babe. Then, again, that happens to him a lot with other Bomber Babes as past issues of this journal will attest. Of her, I can safely say, that we know each other and became acquainted through Club 40. All that being said, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order. Let's have a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer or two for Kathy HOFF ('64). In a very few years she will be old enough to legally enter the better watering holes in the Tri-City area. It would seem that the polls have closed and all the absentee ballots been counted with respect to the annual Club 40 Meeting. To those of you who missed the deadline, sorry, but "no soup for you." To those who did make it, it promises to be a fun weekend. There will be some "new" faces for The Class of '54's 60 year reunion. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather promises to be iffy over the weekend, but sunny for the first day of school in these parts. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) does anyone have a contact for Keith WILLIS ('58)? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ...speaking of Katrina in 2005, I just read a book on a massive flood on the Mississippi in 1927 when they still had wetlands, called "The Tilted World" by Franklin and Fennellhy. Very interesting!! [Aaron Neville mentions the '27 flood in one of his songs. -Maren] -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ In Hope, IN where after our cool June and July we can't stand the few hot humid days we've had. Fall is in the air and will rescue us!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Maren My sister, Debbie NELSON Burnet ('77), has a store called Whimzees in Richland --- in the same building where the B Reactor tours are. She sells refreshments to tour groups but collects and displays memorabilia of Richland's history from HEW furniture to Bomber mushroom cloud stuff and even stuff from the present Col- Hi student store I picked up. I gave her my Chief Jo and HS annuals to display and probably sell... if the price is right! Just saw Gary didn't have a '63 which I'd sell becuz I think like him... won't mean anything to my kids except mom's pic is on Page 123 (not really) and they will look, laugh and wonder why I wore those weird glasses, had puffy hair and wore a black sweater exactly like everyone else. (Today, it's a photo shoot out in a field with multiple clothing changes to share on FB or Instagram) Email her. Bet she would love to have them. And new "People" magazine has Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) pic on cover. Unfortunately so is Charles Manson -Donna NELSON ('63) ~ also have 4 years for CWU ('63-'67) to get rid of **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh a Birthday Of course we KNOW that Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) has known her since kinnygarden, that's one of those things everybody knows like 15 minutes can save you 15 percent... but didja know that she is also one of the mysterious wimins that Ricky WARFORD ('65) introduced me to on the first day Ricky and I attended Col-Hi... at least that's the way I remember it... tho again, why would I not have met her earlier... that part I can't figger out... that introduction may just be another Urban Legend that only exists in the buttoned downed mine of this author... anyway it is a better one than "words really can hurt you"... then again another thing that everybody knows is that this Bomber-babe really knows howta throw a party... witness last weekend, R2K and on and on... Oh I would never say she does all this stuff by herself... a careful look behind the scenes and you'll find a crew of Bomber-babes working with her and even a Bomber-dude now and then... funny tho... you will almost always find Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) somewhere, as I understand was the case last weekend... as well as Carolyn ROE and Lamont DEJONG ('63/'63)... see how that works... Bombers with Bombers having a great time together... I watched last weekend unfold thru the pictures the '64 kids posted on the '64 Facebook web site they have graciously allowed me to join... it was good to see Rex DAVIS ('49) made good on his promise and that Jim HOUSE ('63) showed up as well... Marilyn BRASFIELD ('64) finally made it to a reunion... I'd have loved to see the meeting between Marilyn and my old flame, Darlene HUESTIES ('64)... remind me to tell the story about how Marilyn and I "found" each other in Las Vegas... I must say tho that PJ ('64) never did send me any of the racy pictures she promised... sometimes I think that girl has just ditched me for a younger guy... that's ok... I can still swoon over the b-day Bomber-babe as I have for years... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kathy HOFF ('64) on your special day, August 30, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/31/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill LATTIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken WEBB ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna KIRZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane QUALHEIM ('71) 08/31/02 - Shelley McCOY ('63-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Settling down Ruth and I have been "wandering" in our fifth wheel trailer since Jan. 2013, and has been mostly enjoyable - but it seems time to "get off the road". We are in Richland, and yesterday signed a contract to purchase a townhouse here. Nice development between GWWay and Stevens Drive, just west of Hanford High School. In today's complicated marketplace it may take up to 6 weeks to "get in the door", but the sooner the better! We look forward to being bonafide "Washingtonians" again! -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Does ANYBODY want this stuff?? -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Forever in our hearts Friday, I spent quite a bit of time thinking about Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP)... Terry DAVIS ('65) and I shared a few thoughts... and for him it was very much a "Where were you when..." event... he was in Germany waiting for something from Susan ('64) and he saw the paper... he said there was only one German word he knew on the headline... which was the story of the murders... I was still in the Marine Corps for a little bit... it was prolly around the time the SgtMaj snatched my short-timer's stick from my hand and screamed; "Only officers are allowed to carry swagger sticks!"... I went to the company clerk and we ordered every magazine and joined every record club known to man in the SgtMag's name... man I sure gotta lotta records outa that deal... but today I've been thinking about another Bomber that we all loved and miss terribly... another one of a kind... Richland is kinda famous for one of a kinds... tho there is a rumor out there that I know "everybody", this guy really did know everybody and everybody knew him... he was a jokester, a card, a Kool Kat and above all a dang good friend... I enjoyed him so much that I even named a car after him... one of my fondest memories is of Marv STEEL ('65) and this guy roaring off on their Bikes with Terry DAVIS hanging on to the back of this guy's bike screaming: "I'm hanging out with Shelley McCOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ('63 RIP)" I thought I had a picture of it, but I guess it is just a very vivid memory... so the enclosed will have to do. Been 12 years, Shelley and you live in my heart for ever! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2014 ~ September, 2014