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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ September, 2014
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Missy KEENEY ('59), Jamie WORLEY ('64) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia KEENEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura CALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy RICE ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly LYNCH ('78) - Drill Team Mascot '65 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric LUKINS ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: VIP Birthday OOOPS! I forgot to wish the most amazing sister in the world, Patricia KEENEY ('63), Happy Birthday yesterday, September 1st. I don't know how that could have happened since they made it a National Holiday (as well they should)! Re: '59 Reunion Looking forward to seeing classmates from '59 at our reunion dinner on Saturday night [9/6/14]at Anthony's Event Center. The word is that we still have room so it's not too late to let us know you can attend. Contact Mary Lou GNOZA or Burt PIERARD. -Missy KEENEY ('59) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jamie WORLEY ('64) Re: One Last Thing A week after the wonderful 50 year reunion for the Magic Class of ?64, I am still smiling. A very large thank-you to all - The Committee - who did such a lovely job and made the weekend ever memorable. The DJ was the perfect desert for Saturday night. If you have never attended a reunion I highly encourage you to do so. Believe me, by the time you hit the 50 year you are grateful to be amongst the vertical. It is absolutely priceless to be with people you remember from grade school. I agree with Gary BEHYMER ('64) - go early, leave late. From the moment I arrived on Thursday until I left on Monday, it was non- stop fun, laughter, and renewals. Class of '65, you're next. Short of your own funeral, there isn't an excuse in the world that should keep you away from your 50 year. Re: My Missing Camera Should any of you fellow partiers who were around on Saturday night discover an extra camera in your purse or pocket, it might be mine. It is a Cannon, looks like every other small camera, and is about the size of a cell phone. It has lots of pictures of the reunion and earlier shots of a high school soccer game and graduation. Again, it was a privilege to be with people with whom I've had a bond since childhood. I hope to last for a few more reunions. -Jamie WORLEY Hills (Magic Class of '64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Hunting Season Hunting season opens 9/1/14 and I'll be in the field. I've moved back to Texas in time to start the dove season. Texas - in the words of Jerry Jeff Walker, London Homesick Blues, "the home of the friendliest people, and the prettiest women I've ever seen". To: Pappy ('59) I wish you and Tom MATTIS ('66) we're in the field with me. -Brad WEAR ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mural NICHOLS Patrick ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1935 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Bill SCOTT ('64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LESTER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan FOLEY (?66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon MUMFORD ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) I wholeheartedly agree with Jamie WORLEY's ('64) comments yesterday regarding our 50 year [in yesterday's Sandstorm], and reunions in general. These reunions have been one of the great joys of my life. They are a thread of continuity running through the years. I've had a rough life at times, as have many others I'm sure, full of bad decisions, disappointments, and heartache. But through it all, there has been this thread, this reunion, that I can return to every five years, a reminder of where I came from, a fresh grounding to give some stability in the face of those storm-tossed times when I have strayed so far from what I had wanted or planned. They were and are full of the development of unexpected, joyous friendships with people I didn't talk to in high school, people who ran in different circles. So many of us were together since kindergarten, yet didn't know each other that well. The reunions give us a chance to make new friends of long acquaintances, people we knew in school but maybe didn't speak to. Tom Wolfe wrote, "you can't go home again". When I look at Richland now, someone else's town, I think he's right. But when I see these old friends and classmates, I think he's wrong. You can go home to them. But Jamie's right, at this age we're just glad to be vertical. Sadly, some of the people we shook hands with this time may not be there next time. That's why it's so important to attend, to re-connect with our childhood and what was our home. Neither of my sisters (Candice, '66 and Tracy, '76) attend their reunions. Can't figure it out, but I'm beginning to think you find what you expect at the reunions, good or bad. Me, I expect a wonderful time visiting with friends who were part of my growing up, my maturation. It's good to re-ground myself in that good time. If Cherrie and I are still vertical, we'll be back for the next one. You should too. A wonderful songwriter named Regina Spektor wrote the song used at the end of the film, "Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian". It's called "The Call". Part of it goes like this: "I'll be back when you call me; No need to say goodbye". No need to call us; we'll be back. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: latest This picture is with Nelli, Jean ARMSTRONG Reynolds' ('64) therapy dog taken on 22August2014 at Columbia Basin Hematology and Oncology Clinic. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ava/140902-withNelli.jpg See also: http://www.TherapyPaws.org/ -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jann BARKER Wingard ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Joe FORD ('63), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie KELLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Bob WATTS ('51 honorary-RIP) Robert WATTS passed away on August 27, 2014. He had hoped to live for one more pass at club 40 but it was not to be. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, September 6 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Re: Shelley McCOY ('63-RIP) and old memories Fellow Bombers; David RIVERS' ('65) recent note to the Sandstorm about Shelley prompted this message. Thank you, David. Wife Mary and I hike and ski at Mount Rainier a bit, and our route to the Nisqually entrance to the Park takes us by the site of Shelley's fatal accident. For a time, a small cross stood at the side of the road. I can't pass the place without being reminded of Shelley in the 5th grade at Sacajawea, in Mr. Yonce's class. Tomorrow [9/3], we're headed to Rainier again, to hike the Plummer Pass trail, one of our favorites. The weather forecast is iffy, with a chance of precipitation (only rain this season and at the elevation of Plummer Pass). On a clear day, Mounts Adams and Hood are visible from the pass, and the truncated stump of St. Helens shows from a bit along the upper trail. We'll be lucky if we get up and back to the car and stay dry. We'll pass Shelley's site tomorrow morning, between Eatonville and Elbe. Mary knows all about Shelley (and much of the Bomber mystique, after nearly 40 years). I'll think about Shelley again, and about time and life passing away. I'll think about Mary's journey, too. I wish Shelley could join us. He'd have Mary in stitches. Warmest and best wishes. -Joe FORD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: My new book! For all of my hard-core fans out there, and for potential new readers, I am pleased to announce that my fifth novel, The Rail Queen, is in the final stages of review and will be released late this year. Until then, beginning today you may view chapters, one per month, on my website, http://www.bjscotthistoricals.wordpress.com/ Go to the page entitled THE RAIL QUEEN. Give it a look! If you've never read my books, go, and find out why I have the dedicated fans I do. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [OK, I read chapter 1, Bill... I'm ready for more... -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) I couldn't have expressed what you said in your entry half as well as you did. But, of course, you're a fantastic writer. I do agree though. The 50 year reunion was the BEST! I feel so privileged to be able to be on the planning committee. Worked with a bunch a great people who worked very hard to pulled this off. So great to see those whose first time at a reunion was this one. I truly hope that you all had fun. Can't wait to get started on planning class of '64's 70th birthday party. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick We've been here for one year last week and still loving it! Hum... I think you CAN come home again. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Steve CARSON ('58), Missy KEENEY ('59) David DOUGLAS ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard JOHNSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray KELLY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandee MILLIUS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelley HANKINS ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick SOUTHAM ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of 1954 - 60 Year Reunion Classmates, Well, the time is just about here for our classmates to get together and celebrate 60 years, since graduating on June 3, 1954, from Col-Hi, Richland, WA!! Classmates... on Saturday. September 6th, meet at the Richland Community Center in Howard Amon Park at 12 noon to 3 PM for a bundle of fun, and the pleasure of seeing some of your friends and classmates that you haven't seen for a long time!! Some maybe - 60 years! Be sure to get a raffle ticket so you can win one of the super door prizes. Yes, your spouse/guest can have one, too!! Also, put on a NAME TAG!! Yes, we all have changed a little and you might think you will know who you are talking to, but... don't you believe it!!! Even if you have your name tag from Club 40 Friday night..fill out one of ours!! We have some fun souvenirs, so be sure to get yours. Something to help remember this date of our celebration! Our group picture will be taken around 1:30 PM, outside on the patio or in the yard. That will be up to how ever the photographer can arrange the 53 or so who show up. We do expect there will be some walk-ins, and that will be fine, too. Dress casual. Shorts, welcome... just casual At Club 40 Friday night dinner, we will see 38 or our classmates, so will get a "jump" on greeting some of you. Then, on Saturday night, there are 42 classmates coming to dinner at Club 40 and of course, several will have a guest and/or spouse with them. On Saturday, Club 40 will include a live band and dance floor, so stick around after dinner and enjoy the music and dance if you want. Our tables will be at the far end of the room so we can still visit after dinner, even over the music!! We have the room until midnight, so enjoy!!! Dress comfortable!! Club 40... Friday night is green and gold casual as you want, if you want! Saturday night some like to dress a little more fancy, but, not formal. Some men wear sport coats, some don't. Some wear dress shirt. Ladies like to dress up a little more, but just be comfortable. Dinner on Friday night at Club 40 in Red Lion-Richland, is served at 6 PM. You can get your name tags in the lobby starting at 4:30 PM at the Registration table. Dinner on Saturday night at Club 40 is served at 7 PM and Registration table will be in lobby for those of you not coming until Saturday. You will need a name tag to get into dinner. NO WALK-INS!! So excited to see everyone!!! If there are any questions, feel free to call me on my cell at 509 531-0913. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where the weatherman promises to have 80-90 degree weather, as we are still in summer mode! At least until September 21st!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Re: Bob WATTS ('51wb-RIP) To Jim WATTS ('54) Jim, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Bob. Condolences to the whole family. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Anyone have an update on how Jerry IRWIN ('58) is doing? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** {OOPS this arrived on the first... dunno what happened to it. Bomber apologies, Missy. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) Re: VIP Birthday OOOPS! I forgot to wish the most amazing sister in the world, Patricia KEENEY ('63), Happy Birthday yesterday, September 1st. I don't know how that could have happened since they made it a National Holiday (as well they should)! Re: '59 reunion Looking forward to seeing classmates from '59 at our reunion dinner on Saturday night at Anthony's Event Center. The word is that we still have room so it's not too late to let us know you can attend. Contact Mary Lou GNOZA or Burt Pierard -Missy KEENEY ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Does anyone have a current e-mail, address or phone number for Sandra GENOWAY (?62)? It's been over a decade since I last communicated with her and the e-mail I used back then doesn't work. Thanks. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lisa BRATTON ('14) added to USA Swimming roster 9/3/14 Tri-City Herald "Former Richland High School swimmer Lisa Bratton (?14) on Tuesday was named to the 2014-15 USA Swimming National Team roster. Bratton, a Texas A&M freshman, made the national team in the women's 200-meter backstroke. She finished third in the event at the U.S. national championships last month in Irvine, CA, and her personal-best time of 2 minutes, 11.33 seconds in the preliminaries qualified her for the 2014-15 national team." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a cooler Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn HALSTEAD ('61wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James SONDERLAND ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: thoughts and then some So I missed a KEENEY ('63) b-day... thanks to Missy ('59) singing bass it is now on my radar (yes I know I could look at the Bomber Calendar I know I know I know)... so Happy birthday, Patty!!!!!!! I also learned that Brad WEAR ('71) is a Jerry Jeff Walker fan... I knowed I liked that boy fer somethin' more that his white mane! Today I'll be remembering a kid I met in 6th grade and came to love as a brother... we had our fun with him... he was always one a those guys that would fall for a good one and Terry DAVIS ('65) and I kept ourselves busy commin' up with stuff... Terry sneaking out to the parking lot and eating the boy's lunch stored safely in his car... Putting in our "Billy Bob" teeth and snorting around Frederick's of Hollywood while the boy was looking for something special for Ruth... sabotaging their room on their first Bomber date... you could always count on the guy to come for fun when we called... even when we'd call Seattle from L.A. inviting him to dinner and then tell him we wanted to swipe a 100+ year old Rail Road sign... "You two are no further along in growing up than you were when we were in 6th grade!!!" Geez, man nobody tole us we wuz posed to mature as we got older... we thought we wuz just bein'... uh... us! For alla good times as well as the sad this guy will always be with us... the only kid in the world who would think it was cool when Gary CROW ('65) named him "Simp"... anybody else woulda thought them wuz fightin' words... as long as Verizon lets me and I don't forget to push "9" on my phone I'll have the silly little messages he would leave me... he got us in the end... Yes, Steve, you got way more than one "Please don't die before your party" party and you and Jimbeaux ('63) will continue to celebrate your birthdays together... I love you, Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) on this special day and always!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" VAN DUSEN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy STULL ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas HANN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol VON OLNHAUSEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janell JOHNS ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) & Melanie DUKES ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Mr. Olson (RIP) "Olson leaves legacy at Richland" written by Jeff Morrow 9/5/14 Tri-City Herald "With the optimism of the new football season upon us, I was sad to learn that long-time coach Ken Olson passed away Wednesday. Olson was a longtime football assistant at Richland High School, and he built the Bomber's softball program into a powerhouse in the 1980s and 1990s. Two of Olson's sons followed in his footsteps as football coaches. Greg OLSON ('81) is the offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders, and Marc OLSON ('78) is a teacher and assistant at Richland High. 'Ken was as much responsible for the Bomber football culture changing around here as Coach (J.D.) Covington,' Richland football coach Mike NEIDHOLD (?77) said. 'Ken was a great coach and even better person.' Services are pending." The death notice for Mr. Olson reads: "Ken Olson, 80, died September 3 at home in Pasco. He was born in Monroe, and lived in the Tri-City area for 56 years. He was a retired elementary physical education teacher for the Richland School District. Einan's at Sunset is in charge of arrangements." Attached is a notice from the Tri-City Herald for Mr. Olson's 80th birthday party held at the Richland Community Center. http://alumnisandstorm.com/htm2014/Xtra/Col/140626-Olson.jpg Mr. Olson was my P.E. teacher at Spalding beginning in the late 1950s, and I remember him with many fond memories. Rest in Peace, Mr. Olson ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Mr. Olson (RIP) I read with a tinge of sadness and a sense of loss of the passing of Ken Olson. Most of those who passed through Spalding in the late 1950s will remember Ken as their P.E. teacher. He played a large role in the development and evolution of many Bomber sports programs. He will be remembered with a smile by many RHS Alum this weekend. May he rest in peace. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/07/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Margaret EHRIG ('61) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Al PARKER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan STEPHENS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara BLANTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol PETERSON ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jake TATE ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa PETERSON ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers Club 40 on Friday night [9/5/14] was lots of fun. There will be more food and fun on Saturday night [9/6/24]. If you missed out there is always the Patti's monthly All-Bomber Lunch for all Bombers and friends at: WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 to enjoy talking, eating, and sharing with classmates old and new. Come and catch up on what's happening. WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: AJ HUNT ('11) Richland man on the hunt for full recovery after car crash 9/5/14 Tri-City Herald "AJ HUNT was in the back seat of his buddy's car last week, heading to Brigham Young University in Utah to start the new school year. He'd been in California for a summer job and was in the middle of a 12-hour haul to Provo when the wreck happened. The driver lost control and overcorrected near Battle Mountain in northern Nevada. The car hit a bank and flipped. Hunt, 21, of Richland, suffered a serious neck injury. He's now at the University of Utah hospital, facing a long path to recovery. In his characteristic fashion, he's maintaining a positive attitude and winning admirers among the hospital workers caring for him. Hunt, an accomplished pianist, graduated from Richland High School in 2011. He attended BYU for a semester before embarking on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in Nicaragua. He returned last December." Prayers for AJ and his family ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mickey ELLINGSON Bloxom ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele PAULSEN ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just back from a weekend in Bomberville. A good time seemed to be had by all. We did not party until the cows came home, but instead lasted to about 10 PM. Which is pretty good for persons of our age (Bomber Babes not included as they are forever young and well...) On that note, I find I was remiss in not wishing a pair of fellow classmates the proper honors before taking off for Richland. On the 2nd of this month, a fellow who sat through Mr. Wheeler's homeroom class had a birthday (we won't mention which); Dennis CHAPMAN ('54). On the 6th, we would have celebrated in style Carl VOLMER's ('54) natal day at our gathering at the Community Center. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie, a double salute and a very hearty "Happy Birthday!" is in order for these two. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest begins Thursday the 11th at High Noon or thereabouts and continues until 10 PM on Sunday the 14th. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Judi PEARSON ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erlynn BELLISTON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda NORWOOD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAZEMORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra DUHON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed CHAPPELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Frank HAGGARD & Evelyn BUBNAR (both '55) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John MYERS ('56) & Roberta KIRK ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) Re: Club 40/'54 Reunion What a great weekend at the Club 40/'54 Class Reunion. The people who worked on this event deserve a big hand, it was one of the best ever! The Red Lion (Desert Inn) was a good place to hold the reunion. The rooms are nice, the pool is great, the food was very good. All in all the hotel did a very nice job for us. It was fun to see people from all classes, some who had not come to a reunion previously, some who come occasionally and others who come every five years. They are so very special, you can't beat that Bomber link that we have. To all of you who I got to visit with, Thank You. To those who I missed, I'm sorry that there wasn't enough time to spend with everyone. Until 2019, stay well. -Judi PEARSON Parker ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy happy birthday For some reason I've been inna Johnny Cash, Waylon, George Jones and David Allen Coe mood with a little Merle thrown in now and again... not sure why that stuff hits me the way it does, but it does so I figure I'll just go with it and see where it leads... usually leads to a bit of a melancholy feeling... that music just kinda touches me way down deep... I still remember driving to a girl's house somewhere outside of Walla Walla in the summer of '64... a song came on by a guy I'd never heard before... an Ian Tyson song... Four Strong Winds, but sung like I'd never heard it before and never would again... his name was Waylon Jennings and right then and there I knew I was gonna listen to that guy every chance I got... I did too... donno how many times I saw him... even got up from dinner one night when he was eating at the next table and wished him a good show and he, Chris, Johnny and Willie put on a doozy... one night I was at his show and some family was sitting in the front row where I usually got comped seats... danged if it wasn't Chris and his kids... I remember one night he was so sick (not drunk) Jesse had to help him on stage but he gave it his all... that may have been the last time I saw him... been watchin "I walk the Line" all week, cringing to see some of the stuff I used to do and thanking God for my sobriety... I truly pray I never return to that life... I don't mean to preach... and I ain't sayin' drinking is a bad thing... I just can't do it... from my first beer in the back of Charlie WARFORD's ('61) '56 Chevy, I drank for one purpose... not to be sociable, not to be cordial but to get flat fall on my face and pass out drunk... why they even came into a house to wake me up to take me to the Shelby County jail... now that's just flat chicken... for all the rest of the world that can have a few drinks and head on home thinkin' "that was a nice fun night"... I salute you... I don't miss it and I don't wish I could have a beer and then go on my way... I remember one time I was helping Terry DAVIS ('65) and Erin clean out Erin's grandparents' house when they went to the "Home" and one of us was carrying a huge box of booze with a weak bottom... bottom fell out and the bottles all broke... I just started cleaning up the glass and Terry yelled at me to get away from it... terrified I was gonna start licking the street, I guess... it was a sweet and kind gesture... so what I'm sayin' here is that I'm just grateful to be able to enjoy all of my Bomber friends with a clear head and a heart full of love... As a table of my closest friends said on the first afternoon of our 25th reunion when, at lunch, SIMPSON ('65-RIP) asked me why I wasn't having a beer to which I responded I wasn't drinking... "THANK GOD!!!!!!!" they exclaimed in unison... So today I am just pleased as punch to wish a very special Bomber-Babe an HB so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donna FREDETTE ('65) on your special day, September 10, 2014!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: RHS Ladies of '65 September Lunch WHEN: Friday, September 12, 2014 TIME: 12:00 - 2:30 PM WHERE: Red Lobster Restaurant, 1120 Columbia Ctr Blvd, Kennewick The August "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be this Friday, September 12th, at the Red Lobster Restaurant in Kennewick, across from the Bank of America branch at the south end of Columbia Center. The kids and grandkids are back in school, so join us for an hour or two of good food, good friends, and sharing and/or making new memories! So ladies: if you graduated in 1965, but haven't been to one of our prior Lunches--or haven't attended for a while--please join us! Just contact me so I'll have an approximate headcount?okay?! Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Mike BRADLEY ('56) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DEAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lee UPSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet DEVINE ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry BOWLS & Donna YOUNG ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Wouldn't be right if I didn't do this. Just wouldn't be right. So, here goes. The time has come once again to tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of the birthday of a younger Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. She has been a great help to Club 40 for sometime now. It was rumored that for a while she was the de-facto president. Just a rumor, mind you. Let's now gather 'round and give a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Connie DEAN ('60), welcome at the big kids table any time. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are promising 90 degree weather for Oktoberfest and the Portland area Bomber lunch on Saturday next. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) I wanted to let everyone know and especially the class of 1960 that Peter Owen BRADLEY passed away today [9/9/14] in Escondido, CA. He was an avid Bomber even from a distance. -Mike BRADLEY ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch PLEASE JOIN US!!! 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. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the Sun Room. NEXT LUNCH DATES AT BEACHES: October 11 December 6 -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: dang time goes by fast Unless yer 6 years old and it's Christmas eve... today we gotta Bomber havin' a birthday who wants a mill in his garage... crap, I remember when he wanted a new skate board... what happened!!!!!!! By the way, I managed to send Donna FREDETTE's ('65) b-day wish a day early and missed Linda NORWOOD's ('66) all together... I am losin' it... I tell ya... I'm sending this to our Editor in chief a day or so early cuz I'm gonna be on the road for about a week and would miss it otherwise... and that just wouldn't be kool... this kid's dad ('65-'67)and I go back to when he first moved to Richland and have been through thick and thin together over the years... which means I been through thick and thin with the whole famblie which is more fun than a barrel of... no that doesn't sound right... who ever heard of a barrel of pickles bein' fun... well HAPPY BIRTHDAY Steven ADAIR ('08) on your special day, September 13, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS: go to yer dad lookin' all sad and kinda sniff a little bit then ask him for the mill... he's a sucker for that stuff! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: CORRECTED SANDSTORM ENTRY FOR 9/09/14 CORRECTION: RHS Ladies of '65 September Lunch WHEN: Friday, September 12th, 2014 TIME: 12:00--2:30 PM WHERE: Red Lobster Restaurant 1120 Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA. The September (not August) "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be this Friday, September 12th, at the Red Lobster Restaurant in Kennewick, across from the Bank of America branch at the south end of Columbia Center. The kids and grandkids are back in school, so join us for an hour or two of good food, good friends, and sharing and/or making new memories! So ladies: if you graduated in 1965, but haven?t been to one of our prior Lunches--or haven?t attended for a while--please join us! Just contact me so I?ll have an approximate headcount! Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Ken Olson (RIP) Passing of Eugene Kenneth "Ken" Olson, former Richland teacher and coach 8/22/34 - 9/3/14 [from the Einan's website]: "Ken taught elementary P.E. at Spalding, Marcus Whitman and Jason Lee schools and coached football, softball, wrestling and track at Richland and Hanford High Schools, inspiring and mentoring tens of thousands of kids over his 30+ year career. His love of sports and coaching led to a legacy of many team successes. In 10 years as the Bomber's head softball coach he compiled a record of 146 wins and only 42 losses, including 5 league championships, 6 district championships, 9 state playoff appearances, and 2 undefeated back-to-back league seasons. He was voted Big 9 "Coach of the Year" three times. And as the RHS JV football coach for 11 years, he compiled an impressive record of 89 wins and 19 losses. Ken was also widely recognized as an outstanding wrestling official. He was inducted into the Washington State Hall of Fame in 1988 and was given the Meritorious Service Award from the Washington State Officials Association in 1989. A graveside service will be held at Einan?s Funeral Home in Richland at 2pm on Saturday, September 13, followed by a celebration of life at the Events Center. Donations may be made in his memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help fight Parkinson?s disease." Ken and his wife, Lorrine, had six children who were all Bombers: Debbie ('75), April ('76), Marc ('78), Harlan ('80), Greg ('81), and Shelley ('82). View more and sign the guestbook at the following link to the Einan's website: http://www.einansfuneralhome.com/_mgxroot/page_10851.php May he rest in peace. Heartfelt prayers and sympathy to the Olson family ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/14 ~ WE REMEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ivamarie EDENS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Walt MORGAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy LOMON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan WINGFIELD ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John INGRAM ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnn MALLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi DAVIS ('00) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Stan McDONALD & Dorothy McDONALD ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is another day of remembrance. Today is also the day those two crazy McDonald kids (Dorothy and Stan (both '53) got married. Congratulations! On top of all that; it is once more time to tip the ol' propeller beanie on the occasion of the birthday of a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance, and also a fellow classmate. A hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer is in order for Ivamarie EDENS ('54); she is now just barely old enough to legally enter some of Richland's better watering holes. Unfortunately, the "Y" and Frontier Taverns are no more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest is now officially underway. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAIRD ('46) **************************************************************** >>From: Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) Re: CLUB 40 NEWS Club 40's elected officers for this year is a first in all the years that Club 40 has been in existence. All the elected officers are females, YES!! First female President is Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54), Vice President, Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54), Secretary, Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56), Treasurer & Editor, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49). We wish to express our gratitude to John ZIMMER ('66) for stepping up six years ago as President when no one else was willing to fill the position. Thanks, John, for all you did and we are glad you will still be meeting with us as representatives for the class of '66. Now, for all classes from the 1940s through 1974, if you are not already a member, please consider joining Club 40. Come and learn from experience what we are all about. Feel young again, share memories and bring your ideas to the table by becoming a representative of your class. There are only three meetings a year with a Club 40 Reunion every year. The cost is only ten dollars per year per Bomber which includes two news letters (the DustStorm) throughout the year. If you are interested, Call Billie LAWELL Neth ('55) at 946-8655 or me at 627-3435 -Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) September 12, 2001, was my first day of teaching at Tianjin University in China. I went to bed at 9pm the night before to get a good night's rest before my eight o'clock class the next morning. I'd been in bed about ten minutes when my phone rang. It was Paul, the other American teacher at Tianjin Univ. "Turn on your TV to the phoenix channel," he told me. (That's phoenix as in the mythical bird, not the capital of Arizona.) He didn't say what I'd see, but I knew it must be serious. When I turned on the TV I saw the twin towers of the World Trade Center. One had smoke and flames billowing from it. As I watched I saw a plane disappear behind the first tower, and then smoke billow from the second tower. I don't speak Mandarin, so I didn't know what was going on. Eventually I discovered I could hear the American commentator from Fox News in the studio background. I finally learned what had happened. I watched until about 1am, then decided I had to get some sleep. I had a speech prepared to give to my classes to introduce myself, but I lay awake for an hour wondering what I could say. I finally decided to say exactly what I had planned. I arrived at class about 20 minutes early and watched my students come in. Most were listing to transistor radios. Not a single one looked at me until the bell rang and they put their radios away. "Good morning, ladies and gentleman. My name is David Douglas and I'm from the United States. This class is Writing 1999 (the year the students began college). I understand you are all English majors. If anyone does not speak English, please raise your hand." (Nobody did. Nobody laughed, either.) When I finished my introduction I offered to take questions. I didn't know how responsive Chinese students would be to class discussion, so I offered a chocolate bar to the first five students who asked a question. "If you're a guy and don't like chocolate, you can find a pretty girl to give it to." The first two questions were about the attack. I couldn't talk about it, I was so emotional. Also, I hadn't had time to process my feelings yet. The third student said, "I understand Americans like pets. Do you have any pets?" That girl got an A for the class right there. My students were very compassionate and supportive of me. I wouldn't have survived emotionally without their friendship. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ no, our home didn't get flooded in the monsoon, although 125 homes in central Mesa were flooded; according to the evening news, a man was jetskiing on a road just a mile south of us **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Walt MILLIRON ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1934 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Barb ISAKSON ('58) Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon HOWARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STANDEFER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HODSON ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven ADAIR ('08) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I'm back with another tip of the ol' propeller beanie. He is a fellow classmate, also served in the Navy, and I see him at least once a year at Club 40. Let's hear a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Dave KOEPPEN ('54); he's earned it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we have escaped the rigors of Oktoberfest for the quietness of the Sun Room at Beaches in Vancouver, USA p.s. I know, Maren, the name is not on the Bomber Birthday calendar. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) update Jerry is still in isolation. Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) said she has been trying to reach Jerry's daughter but she hasn't received a answer back. Bonnie has an appointment near where Jerry is and will see if she can get some news on him this week. More prayers and cards will be appreciated. Jerry Irwin Regency Nursing Home at North Pointe 1224 E. Westview Court Spokane, Wa. 99218 -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) 00 years ago today. The bombardment of Fort McHenry, a part of the Battle of Baltimore. During the War of 1812 the British Navy had control of Chesapeake Bay for most of the war and the Americans believed the British would eventually try to invade Baltimore. Major George Armistead, (brother of the Walter Armistead our Armistead street in Richland is named after) was put in charge of Fort McHenry at the outer harbor of Baltimore, MD. He determined that the fort was ready, but had no flag and said he wanted "a flag so large that the British would have no difficulty seeing it from a distance" and commissioned Mary Pickersgill to make two flags, one 30 x 42 feet and the other 17 x 25 feet. The smaller one was referred to as the "storm flag." It was too big a job for one seamstress (no sewing machines back then) so several other women helped her. Work started in the early summer of 1813 and the flags were delivered to Fort McHenry on August 19, 1813: a year before the battle. The flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes--this is before Americans decided the flag would eventually look ridiculous if we continued to add a stripe for each new state. Francis Scott Key was an attorney who with John Skinner went out to the British fleet to negotiate for the release of Dr. William Beanes, a civilian taken captive after the recent burning of Washington DC and held by the British as a POW. Dr. Beams was released and allowed to go back to Key's the truce ship. They had learned too much about the British plans to attack Baltimore so they were kept behind the fleet, about eight miles from Fort McHenry. The British attack on Baltimore was to be a combined land and sea assault. They showed up with 19 ships and 5,000 land forces, and on Sept 12 and began their march toward Baltimore. The Navy was to sail up Baltimore harbor to take out the American artillery and support the land invasion, but first they had to get by fort McHenry. The bombardment of Fort McHenry began shortly before dawn September 13, 1814. Soon after beginning the British moved to just beyond the range of Fort McHenry's guns and shelled the fort with Congreve rockets and bombs. The bombs were basically an exploding cannon ball. They were 13" in diameter and filled with gunpowder with a fuse, weighing 190 pounds. It was the most powerful weapon of its time. During most of the bombardment there was a storm with driving rain and it is believed that the smaller storm flag flew over Fort McHenry during most, or maybe even all of the battle. The large flag was made of wool bunting and when wet would have weighed too much to fly. At about 2 pm one on the mortars landed on the fort's powder magazine where over 250,000 pounds of gunpowder was stored and went through the roof, but did not explode. If it had not been a dud the whole fort would have been destroyed. Armistead ordered the powder kegs to be moved outside the fort on the far wall. to be continued . . . well . . . Francis Scott Key had to wait about 25 hours to find out what happened. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Mary RAY ('61) Rich DALL ('61), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma MYRICK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila RAMERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa HOLMES ('92) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ah, another birthday to be celebrated. On this day a Bomber Babe was born. She holds the distinction of still being able to wear her cheer leaders uniform; however, she no longer does the splits because she doesn't want to show off and embarrass the younger crowd. And she continues to do neat things for others. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for fellow classmate and friend Norma MYRICK ('54). Give her a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer and let her now go to the better watering holes without being carded. [Just in case anybody missed it, Norma did the splits at the R2K alumni basketball game... and she had on her cheerleader uniform, too!!! -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is warm and Oktoberfest is winding down. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) I think we have many talented writers in the Sandstorm, which speaks well of the English teachers who have passed through the Richland school system. I'm not sure how I stack up, but I enjoy writing so putting together eBooks seemed like something to try. Amazon and Barnes and Noble make it easy to get a book out there and I would be glad to pass along what I have learned along the way to anyone else interested in giving it a try. If you have sales and marketing experience, you are already one step ahead of the game. Unfortunately I don't, so please bear with me as I try my hand at selling you on my latest book. My latest book entitled "POEMS & ESSAYS REFLECTING THE TIMES: A Look at the Events, Issues, Behavior, and Lifestyles of Our Day" addresses widely discussed and debated issues of our day, emotionally and politically charged events of interest, and the causes and effects of today's behavior and lifestyles. If you are looking for a book that totally favors one side of the aisle, this is not the book for you. My reasoning goes both ways, depending on the subject. I posted the first poem that I ever wrote on a website that I had back in the early 2000s, where it was picked up by a church in Fort Worth, TX and used as a handout at a service conducted in memory of 9/11 and in support of our military men and women. The poem used was titled "This Is What You Do" in reference to the sacrifices that were being made by our troops in Afghanistan at the time. I credit the use of my poem as a handout with setting my poetry writing into motion. I had never seriously thought about writing poems before such time and I definitely never imagined that I could put together all of the poems that I have before I actually got into it. In my other eBook, I encourage young people to try new things so that they can discover where their passions and talents lie because you just never know as my experience proved. My poems are all written as rhyming couplets because I like poems that rhyme and because they are the only kind of poems that I know how to write at this time. Their purpose is to outline events, relay facts, and dish out food for thought. To review the Table of Contents, Introduction, and first section of my book, go to my book page and click on the book cover where it says Look Inside. Some people look at Amazon's book page layout and think that samples must be downloaded to see, when clicking on an author's book cover is all that is necessary. My book sample includes the introductory poem, which is a decade-by- decade look at the 20th century and a look at the first decade of the 21st century. It helps to know how we got to our current place in history. The sample also includes the first poem and essay of my book, which offer a comprehensive look at the Clinton sex scandal. Each poem in the book is backed up by an essay in similar fashion. After you read my poems, you can decide if I was a poet and didn't know it or whether I'm not a poet and should know it. Click for is a link to my book page on Amazon.com. Enjoy! -Mary RAY Henslee ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: 200 years ago today--continued "The Star Spangled Banner" The bombardment of Fort McHenry continued through the night in a driving rain storm with the storm flag flying. Altogether about 500 to 800 rockets and 1500 to 1800 bombs were launched toward the fort. It does seem incredible, but only four men were killed and twenty-four wounded. At dawn the British stopped shelling the fort, and at about the same time the larger flag was raised. This was the flag Francis Scott Key saw at the "dawn's early light." He began writing a poem on the back of a letter. The British were unable to get past Fort McHenry to support the ground forces at Baltimore so their army broke off the attack. Key, Skinner, and Beans were released to go home, and Key continued to work on his poem. After a few days the poem was completed and printed on a handbill titled "The Defense of Fort McHenry" and distributed throughout Baltimore. The poem was re-published around the country, set to music and retitled "The Star-Spangled Banner." It became the National Anthem in 1931. I did not know until about a year ago that there were actually two flags at Fort McHenry, and that the smaller storm flag was used during most, perhaps all, of the bombardment. I have seen pictures of it as long as I can remember and had always assumed that the damage to the flag was because it had been in a battle. Only two, maybe three years ago I read what really happened to it. George Armistead took the large flag with him when he left Fort McHenry and died three years later at age 38. His wife let the flag be displayed on various occasions and gave away parts of it, including that missing star, as souvenirs. The flag was handed down to members of the family until one of them loaned it to the Smithsonian in 1907, which became permanent in 1912. The Smithsonian has actually recovered several of the pieces of the flag given as souvenirs. The British Navy and Army withdrew and went to New Orleans; probably with the attitude it would be easy to defeat that backwoods general Andrew Jackson and his rag tag bunch of defenders. A photo of my 15 star flag. I'll be flying it on September 13, thru the night, and the 14th, but I do wonder how many people will recognize it as the "Fort McHenry" flag, or know why it is being flown on those days. http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ham/140914-15_Star_Flag.jpg -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rich DALL ('61) Re: Dennis DALL ('57) It is with sadness that I let all who knew my brother, Dennis, that he suffered a massive heart attack last Thursday and has died. He lived in Sparks, NV and was one of "Good Guys" as well as one of the infamous Dall Brothers!!! I will miss him! -Rich DALL ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Celebrating 103 Years for Loris "Brink" Brinkman http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Col/140914-Brinkman103.jpg Congratulations to Mr. Brinkman, father of Kippy BRINKMAN Scott ('62) and Sandra BRINKMAN Allen ('58) on his 103rd birthday!!!! Re: Richland comes up short vs Shadle Park 9/13/14 Tri-City Herald "Brett Rypien and the Shadle Park Highlanders came into Fran Rish Stadium on Friday night and proved they're the real deal, showing off their highly-mobile offense in a 36-24 win over Richland." Former coaches, J.D. Covington (RIP) and Ken Olson (RIP), were honored at the beginning of the game. Re: John CLEMENT ('66) Photo Workshop Planned Tri-City photographer John CLEMENT ('66) will hold a photo workshop October 11-12 at the Wenaha Gallery in Dayton, WA. The two-day workshop includes dinner, field work instruction, photo shoot and a portfolio review. Cost is $275 for both days with overnight accommodations. To register, call 509-382-2124. Re: Duo works with church to revive Uptown Theater 9/13/14 Tri-City Herald "The Uptown Theatre has sat vacant for almost a decade, but a music venue venture is breathing new life into the Richland landmark." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim McKAY ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1946 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Forrest GOODENOW Terry ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Derrith PERSONS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich DALL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOFF ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil OWEN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Happy Birthday Dear friend, Norma MYRICK Nunamaker ('54) Have a wonderful day today, September 14th on your birthday!! You are the military's best friend with all the work you do to see that they have some goodies sent to them every month and greet them at the airport when they come home. Even their pets get your packages!! Love you!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is really cooling down!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Guess as long as the Junior Gyrene is off on a "road trip" I will have to fill in with the birthday greetings. I didn't know that going from "Sin City" to Pharump, NV, was a week long trip, oh well. On to the business at hand. On this date we celebrate not one, but two birthdays. They are both fellow classmates and one is rumored to be married to one of my very distant cousins. Therefore, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is given in honor of Bill and Forrest Terry's ('54) appearance in this world several years ago. It is now time for a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer in their honor. Would have liked to see one or both at the just past 60 year reunion. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for rain by the end of the week **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Area Lunch... http://alumnisandstorm.com/Lunches/Current-PDX/00.htm Saturday, September 13 was a hot day in the Portland area, and we had a fun lunch at Beaches on the River in Vancouver with 18 enthusiastic Bombers & guests. We were aware that a group of our Bomber friends, led by Ronnie COWGILL ('62), were on the Columbia River north of Richland spreading the ashes of our dearly departed friend Bobby IRWIN ('62-RIP). So we shared a little tribute to Bobby. Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) brought my old, faded jeans bag that she had originally made for me (Tommy Hemphill ('62) in 1975. I gave the bag to Marcia when she and Doug were at our house for dinner a few weeks ago. She sewed in a new zipper and added another patch. That old bag has been around the world with me and I love it. Thanks Marcia. Bob CARLSON, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) and Karyl Carlson (spouse) joined us again. Karyl shared information on her latest creation, Queen Ann In OZ. For information, contact Karyl Old friends Unite - Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) and Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) were reunited after many years, perhaps 50 years. Their families were great friends in the 1950s. They went on with their lives and came together again today at the lunch. What a grand reunion. Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60), Mary Heidlebaugh (Bomber mom) and Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) had some good visits with friends. Kathy LAMB Brown ('62) and Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) had a great visit and got caught up with family adventures. Larry Brown (spouse) got into the conversations as well. Ann ENGEL Shafer ('63) and Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) and Gary Dunphy (Spouse) shared some stories and got caught up with what's going on in their lives. Gary told us about climbing Mt. Saint Helens recently. Quite a feat. We really enjoyed meeting Bill SCOTT ('64) and Cherrie TEMPERO Scott ('64). I had intended to visit more with Bill & Cherrie, but we ran out of time. I did get a chance to pass around some business cards for Bill with connections to his books of Tales of Strong Women. Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) and Denny Hoban (Spouse) shared some stories and we got caught up a bit on what's going on in their lives. Thanks to all who came to the lunch. We, Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Linda Hemphill (spouse and honorary Bomber) always enjoy these gatherings. We missed our friends Jeannie TURNER Anderson ('61) and Gary Anderson (spouse). However, we understand because they are celebrating their 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY this weekend. I suppose that is a valid excuse for not being with us. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Our next gathering is October 11. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Luncheon My wife, Cherrie TEMPERO Scott ('64), and I went to our first Portland area Bomber alumni luncheon Saturday. Had a great time; can't wait until the next one. Was amazed to find myself across the table from Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) and his charming wife Karyl. Karyl gave me a flyer on her latest book, "Queen Ann in Oz", which looks fascinating, and has a killer cover with artwork reminiscent of the late '30s. Maybe it is from the late '30s, I dunno. Speaking of books, was delighted to see Tom HEMPHILL ('62), passing out my book website business cards to any and all present. That's what I've always needed, a good P.R. man. Was a bit surprised to see that with one exception [Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65)], we were the youngest Bombers there. You younger Bombers in the Portland-Vancouver area need to give this a try. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Alison JENNE Satterlee ~ Class of 1967 ~ 1949 - 2014 >>Rich BRODACZYNSKI ~ Class of 1956 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie "1-4-3" GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen KLEINPETER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HERTZ ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOORE ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Happy Birthday "K Cubed" Seems the Birthday Girl is again celebrating on the road. While according to my data base she has at least two birthdays each year, me thinks in some metaphysical universe she has even more since she always leaves her beloved Pacific Time Zone and burns the candles in at least one of the 23 or so others. Regardless Happy Birthday to "K Cubed", Karen KLEINPETER Kroger ('63) on this her 138th birthday. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jack GODWIN ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BELT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvin McDONALD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jody WHEELER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: '64 in '14 - 50 Year Reunion Booklet Got my reunion booklet in the mail today and have already gone through it! Sure enjoyed it! Thanks Kathy HOFF for sending it. -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ~ enjoying some fall temps in TN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Pat GALLIEN Walker ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Rick VALENTINE ('68) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie SHEARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve SHOCKLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl BARBER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed SMYTH ('77wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Missed a one yesterday. So a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order. This guy is married to a fellow classmate. His big claim to fame is that he turned her into a "Biker Babe". A belated Happy Birthday to Larry BELT ('57). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we may yet get damp **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2014 will be WHEN: Saturday, September 20th WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St., North Spokane. TIMES: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers Their families and friends are welcome, the more the merrier. Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Hey Bombers, It's been awhile since I plugged some of my dates-- hope you don't mind. Here you go: Oct. 18th Gallo Center, Modesto, CA Oct. 24th w/Johnny Mathis Schenectady, NY Oct. 26th w/Johnny Mathis Flushing, NY Oct. 31-Nov. 1st The Comedy Spot, Scottsdale, AZ Nov. 7-8th Laff's Tucson, AZ Dec. 4th w/Johnny Mathis Minneapolis, MN Dec. 6th w/Johnny Mathis Chicago, IL Hope to see some of you around! -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>George BOWLS ~ Classes of 1954 & '55 ~ 1935 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Donni CLARK ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike LONERGAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris BOLKAN ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Busy times No Sooner then we got back from Branson MO, we were immediately busy with proposals and sales of more displays. I put Jackie on a plane North to Alaska to set up for a display Friday the 19 in Wasilla at the High School for homecoming. Actually until Monday she was going up to pre-wire the trailers for her annual display on the Saturday after Black Friday. It is easier to do now in relatively warmer weather then in late November. Monday the Wasilla display came her way and so she said OK... She is just like me in that regard... we just cannot turn down the opportunity to do what we love to do in life. Entertaining people with fire! But now she has to cut short her trip as she wants to be with me when I start blowing up a bunch of pumpkins for a TV Commercial. The when, where, and what for, is confidential at the client's request. And I have 2 High School Homecoming displays the first 2 weekends in October in Tacoma. Then off to the other WA (DC) for some quick business meetings. While in Branson for the National Fireworks Association convention there were fireworks every night. We took a friend with us who is a pyro wannabe and he was in heaven. Trade show all day with reps from across the world and fireworks every night. He was endlessly grateful we talked him into cancelling another trip and coming with us. He did not leave the Portland airport coming home, but climbed on another plane for Europe to join his wife on Corsica. The last night they fired a display made up of 8's-10,s and 12- inch shells. Beautiful. Well done to music and the quality of the huge shells was outstanding. One of her cameras was not working right and so the pictures are maybe not quite to her standards but you can view some pictures on her blog. Click on the site below or paste it on your browser to view/read. http://www.travelpod.com/z/jackies-world/131/1410699550 "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from home near Tacoma where we are getting a needed light rainfall. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Bomber friends: Our dear friend and classmate from class of '63, Sue NUSSBAUM Reeb, has just undergone back surgery as of two days ago and is doing well at the moment. She is in Boise, ID and if you would like to send her a card please contact me and I will forward that info. to you. [Re: Mt. St. Helens] My husband, Gary Dunphy, climbed Mt. St. Helen's last Saturday and there was a write-up in the Columbian (Portland/Vancouver) about him and the group he went with. You can also catch their victory dance at the top of the mountain on U-Tube. Peace Health put it on line. He's the one twirling his walking stick. You see he had 2 hip surgeries........ so they think this is quite a feat....... that and the fact he is 74. {Re: Sweet Adelines] October 25 in Richland at Hanford High some of us class of '63 girls are going to go to the Sweet Adeline, Rolling Hills production of the "Abduction of Adeline". It is a Pirate Melodrama and our own, Micki LUND Anderson ('63) will be performing! If you are interested in seeing the show I will have Micki put the information on our Sandstorm. [Re: Portland/Vancouver Lunch] It was so much fun seeing so many Bomber friends at the Portland/Vancouver luncheon last week. I promised Tom HEMPHILL ('62) I would get pics up soon of the wonderful stair-rail he made for me out of old metal wagon wheels. He did a fantastic job! Tom and Linda are a special couple who keep us together and do so many wonderful things for others. Thanks loads for all you have done for us! God Bless! -Donni CLARK Dunphy (from the golden class of '63) ~ It has been a long warm summer, even here in the gorge. The trees are starting to turn now and I am so looking forward to the cool Autumn and rain to come. Hope you all have a happy and beautiful Fall! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'm baaaaaaaaaaaack Didja miss me? come on you know you did... what a trip... we decided to do a bit of an old timey hot rod trip and let the chips fall where they may... what a gas... prep for next year's run to the salt flats (tho EVERY year we say we are going and EVERY year we say next year.............)... well today we gotta Bomber b-day that I always enjoy seeing on my yellow sticky... not that I don't enjoy them all... but when I think what it must have been like to leave your native country (escape is more like it) and come to a town like Richland to relocate, I always find my admiration for this Bomb-dude and those who relocated at the same time growing... I mean what did we know as kids... we just knew that these kids were new to Richland and if you were anything close to as clueless as I in those days... that was that... today it has much greater meaning for me and perhaps you as well... I am glad to have been able to keep in touch with this guy on face book over the past several years... which reminds me... Was George KELLY ('64) at the 50 year and if so did anyone get his email and phone number... lemme know... HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and I had lunch with George a few years back (which means more than a few I'm sure... I think Jimmy may have had hair at the time)... I need to get ahold of that boy... we joined the Marine Corps on the "buddy plan" which means 20 minutes after joining we never saw each other again for the entire 4 years... Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) on your special day, September 19, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lunch for '66 Ladies Nine classmates met at Kimo's on September 18 for our lunch. Sorry no pictures, but the following ladies attended: Diane COPELAND Bosley, Peggy COX Corley, Sandee MILLIUS Gors, Glenda LATTIN Brunson, Dori BATES Clark, Marsha FELTS Dunstan, Gail DAWSON Howe, Linda McCLELLAND Montgomery and Shirley COLLINGS Haskins. Diane and Peggy were in town and were able to join us for the first time. Re: Dining room table, chairs and china cabinet for sale Anyone local interested in purchasing our Stanley dining room pedestal table, six chairs and china cabinet? With the two leaves the table is 84" in length, 48" wide and 30" in height. Each leaf is 18" which extends the table from its normal length of 48". The lighted china cabinet is 53 1/2" wide and 80" tall. The lower portion on the left has a drawer for silverware and has a large cabinet below the drawer. The lower portion on the right has a shelf and a large cabinet below the shelf. Purchased at Richland Bell Furniture. $500 or best offer. Selling for a new set to accommodate more seating. It is currently listed on CraigsList at the following link with pictures: http://kpr.craigslist.org/fuo/4662457595.html -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where it is time for Sausage Fest this weekend **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Old phone books I've been digging through old phone books on a bit of research on old Richland. The Richland Library has some of them but I need 1954, 1955, 1957, and 1958. 1958 is particularly hard to find. I've searched the Mid-Columbia library and the Pasco library as well. The local phone book is preferred but the Polk Directory will work. Does anybody have these old pieces of history? Or know where I can find them? Also, does anybody know when Duane street was renamed Goethals? Also, does anybody remember the Buroker family? Whether Jerome was a Bomber or Christ the King guy? When he graduated? -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Donna DILLARD Matsumoto ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1930 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Honorary Bomber Memorial today Barb BELCHER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce KILLAND ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) Phil BELCHER ('51) passed away early Monday, September 15, 2014. A memorial will be held for him at 11am on Thursday, September 25, at Einan's Event Center in Richland. -Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bob WATTS ~ Honorary Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treasure ELDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ned BARKER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike WAGGONER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean HEILING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob McCOULLOGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen ROW ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephen FORTE ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is a special day; it is one of those serendipitous occasions that occur. On this day two very different Bomber Babes were born. How different you ask; so different they have to live on opposite coasts. But, what the hay, they are both friends and fellow classmates and I don't have to make up stories about them. I really don't, as I have been sworn to secrecy on pain of (you fill in the blank). Therefore, a double tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for Ann CLATWORTHY and Treasure ELDER (both '54). The "Happy Birthday!" cheer will have to be exceptionally hearty to reach clear across the country. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where summer ends on Monday and the fall monsoons are slated (by weather guessers) to arrive on Tuesday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The bond that holds us together So I started to type this about 40 minutes ago, then I realized I was hoping to get a response to a request I made on Face Book and then got side tracked looking for a specific brake light switch (the one in my shore patrol started working backwards today... no kidding... I mean it... why does this kinda stuff happen to ME?)... the whole day has been like that... When I got to donut delinquents this morning, our new club shirts were in... I had changed some Holley's for Strombergs to see if it would help with mileage so I was still tweaking them but remembered to put the shirts in the washer right away... It's been about 7 hours and I just remembered to put them in the dryer... I ordered 8 shirts, because I like my shirts to have pockets and the club shirts have pockets... when I went to the rat fink reunion I had Coop silk screen 6 pocket shirts with this year's drawing... .I love being a guy... I can wear the same t-shirt (not THE same shirt I wore the day before... just same graphic) and it doesn't bother me a bit... and if somebody else has the same shirt... cool... so I've been chasing my tail all day and I'm exhausted and ready to sit for a while... but ya see... it's a Bomber Birthday and nothing comes between me and a bomber birthday... well my memory gets in the way now and then but not much else... As Bombers we are bonded forever... well, in the case of the b-day guy it goes even deeper... when ya paint a wall with a guy it's buds forever and a day... yup the paint bond... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dean HEILING ('63) on your special day, September 21, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Bud BARTLETT ('51), Tony DURAN ('55) Floyd MELTON ('57), Gus KEENEY ('57) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte NUGENT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy COPPINGER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHEPARD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert HAMMILL ('70wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda SCHMOKER ('03) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bud BARTLETT ('51) Re: The Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA -Bud BARTLETT ('51) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Rush Hour Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4phFYiMGCIY?rel=0 [A little more than half way thru, watch for the guy in a black car coming at the camera who makes a U-turn. He has to cut off at least one scooter that is going straight. -Maren] -Tony DURAN ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Spudnut shop Made it into Richland on a Drive About that we are on and got to the Spudnut Shop before they ran out and absconded with a bunch of the cinnamon rolls; so good, I mean SO GOOD. Headed to Seattle but only got as far as Yakima when the Corvette went to pot and ended up in the Chevrolet Garage where they are trying to figure out what is wrong. Good friends in Pasco came and got us so we are back in Pasco; wonderful to have good friends even if they are not Bombers, HA, (not bulldogs either). Hope to be back on the road soon for Eugene, OR. Only the second Drive About that such a thing happened, good to be blessed as I have driven into some real wilderness places by myself with no cell phone. Have a great week, Bombers. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Bob WATTS ('51wb-RIP) SEMPER FI and God Speed to a later-in-life Bomber Friend!!!! Fair Winds and Following Seas. -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: choices choices Recently I've found a number of shows I really enjoy... I used to only watch movies because I am prone to falling asleep during commercials... but boy has this been an eye opener... nearly every product... I mean even products that you would think would be less than essential list all the side effects... death tends to be a biggy even if all you are trying to do is have fresher looking skin... I mean I'm fine with my wrinkles but even if I wasn't I think death would be kind of a risk I'd avoid to get rid of them... then there are the products for men of my age and even younger... first ya gotta have a muscle car and drive around in the country... all of a sudden you start wondering if you can "do it" if the occasion occurs... now a guy is driving his muscle car in the country and all of a sudden he's got lovin' on his mind... ah but it gets better... there's the one where the man and woman are fixing up the house and all of a sudden she gives him "the look" and next thing you know they are in bath tubs holding hands watching the sunset... I sure hope they washed off the paint or varnish they were using before she got the urge... and heaven help the poor guy if he has ta go to the hospital cuz "it" has lasted more than four hours... FOUR HOURS... what if he needs to go to the store... or to church or something and there he is "ready" to go... and just when did the girls start chasing the guys... HUH... I mean we guys spent our whole lives chasing the girls and then when we might just be calming down a bit... the girls are suggesting we should be ever ready... even when we are in the middle of refinishing a piece of furniture for criminy sake... but the best of all is the one where the couple is walking down the street grinning from ear to ear because they just ordered the "twister" and found "oh sweet mystery of life at last I've found you... "... I liked it better when I watched movies... but hey... it's birthday time so I'd best get to it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JoAnne BUHOLTZ ('65) on your special day, September 22, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Gloria ADAMS ('54) Bill SCOTT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loren HOLLOWAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen STRAND ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert POSENAUER ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) To: David RIVERS ('65) David, You don't know me but all of us Bombers who read the daily Sandstorm feel we, surely, know you! Your Sandstorm entries keep us chuckling and in good humor for the rest of the day. After reading your 9/22/14 entry I darn near fell off of the chair laughing! At my age that could be dangerous! Thanks for keeping us all laughing and looking forward to your next entry. Bomber cheers, -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) ~ Portland, OR where we have had over 21 days of 90 or above -- this summer! Rain is predicted for the next few days and us "webfeet" are REALLY ready for it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) I'm very sad to hear of the passing of Phil BELCHER ('51-RIP). He was a very nice man and Clarence and I enjoyed a wonderful friendship with he and Terry for many years . God Bless you, Phil. Have a great journey with and to God. We'll always remember you with a smile. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: "The Rail Queen" - Chapter Two Just a quick note for you rabid fans out there. Chapter Two of my forthcoming book, "The Rail Queen", is now up on my website: http://lightonadistanthill.com/ -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: and for today...................... Three cool guys having b-days today... One I think of a great deal, one I see as often as possible and one I ain't seen in ages but would love to run into... maybe at the 50th... I'm assuming that the class of '63 will be having Bomber Baywatch II next year on this day or at least a weekend close to it... that'll be Seven Oh for that bunch and surely they will do something special... I missed the first one when my Mom took a bit of a fall and I felt I'd better stick around here so I'm looking forward to the next one... there's something about a slumber party with "more mature" women sitting in those revealing PJs that really gets my motor going... hope they don't watch none a them "rooster pill" commercials... the last time we watched movies till about 2 in the morning and watched one Bomber-babe's daughter model Bomber undies... ya hadda be there... especially since they were meant for her husband... oh my I'm getting into deep water which could put me in the middle of the Columbia River next summer without a life vest or worse yet sleeping on the back deck in Oly (I mean Wickiup you burglars) this December... neither of those choices sounds very inviting so... How bout those Cubbies; and how bout these birthday guys; HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63), Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) and George ZIELINSKI ('65) on your special day, September 23, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Floyd MELTON ('57) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy CROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dina SPANJER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RECK ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Renee NOWAKOWSKI ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron FRYMIER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Buddy BARTLETT ('51) I so enjoyed your entry on Francis Scott Key. Thankyou https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA I noticed you signed your name "Bud," but I remember you visiting my older sisters, and you were "Buddy" then. That's how I remember you. Thanks again for such an enjoyable entry about our history. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA Still warm weather, love it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Treasure We are still in Pasco waiting for our vehicle to get fixed so we can head home, but, today we drove to Richland with our friend and visited some of the antique stores in Uptown. I came across a 1954 Cougar from Carmichael Jr High http://richlandbombers.com/cougars/54cougar/00.htm As I was thumbing through it when I discovered it had been Mike RIDDELL's ('57-RIP) and I had signed it along with others; if memory serves me correctly he passed on in about 1960 or so in Portland. The owners of the store are friends of Roger Anderson "57", who I visited with yesterday at Costco, by the time I left the store they had a brief bit of knowledge of my history. It was fun talking with them and talking about some of the history of Uptown and so on. I thought of David Rivers as I was going on and on, HA. I did purchase the annual. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fireworks for Capitol Lakefair in Olympia, WA This event was actually the week ending Sunday July 20 but we have been really busy and Jackie has been back and fourth ANC to SEA several times since then. She is up there now and will be back down 9-30 to be here and assist me in "The Great Pumpkin Caper"... Oct 1, I will be blowing up 40-50 or more large pumpkins for a high speed camera (1000 fps). Our client will be using the film to make TV commercials. I spent the day today testing various levels of explosives to produce just the right size of pieces for photography. This is a good example of the various happenings we get involved in. Jackie will likely take photos and put it on her blog and I will send you the URL. But... for those of you who would like to see several samples of the Lakefair Fireworks fired over Capitol Lake in Olympia here is the URL for Jackie's blog for that event. http://www.travelpod.com/z/jackies-world/132/1411470767 I don't want to commercialize this but folks have asked if she will sell copies of the blog pictures. The answer is yes... contact Jackie directly. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office So of Olympia on a dark but mostly dry day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: New Book Chapter 2 Sorry for yesterday's mistake. I meant to say Chapter 2 of my forthcoming novel "The Rail Queen" is up on my website at its NEW address, bjscotthistoricals.wordpress.com. The old address has been discontinued. [click the link to THE RAIL QUEEN when you get there. -Maren] -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) I'm wondering about Chapter 1 of your new book, "Rail Queen". Did you have it online earlier and I just missed it? BTW... it was really great seeing you at the reunion a few weeks ago. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where we are to be getting some rain this week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: then and now Thanks to Pat UPSON ('49) for the kind words yesterday... funny thing is I feel I know all of you as well... if only I could get my random thoughts together and on the post every day... sometimes I'm the most boring guy alive and sometimes my head just lets go... I can't imagine what it must have been like to be George Carlin or Will Rogers (NABs) seeing the humor in everything as the world turns... I mean those guys saw the entire world as a huge comedy sometimes hilarious and often tragic, but to have a mind that never shuts off... .oh my... today the Bomber guy is a kid I haven't seen in forever, but I still remember him fondly from school... I got an invite to the wedding of a young striper from Orem, UT the other day and have been trying to get together a gang to go... at first it was just Magoo and me but he needs to be back the same night which doesn't sound great to me... one 70+ ancient Navy SEAL (trust me for him ancient works) and a 67 3/4 Marine driving up in the morning and back the same night doesn't work for me... in the old days, many of our Dads were drive- straight-thru-and-back kinda guys... considering they could only average about 60 MPH the feat becomes even more incredible... a few years back, I was still willing to run over to the Pomona Swap meet for a day and back but no more... more years ago on more than one occasion, I would run over to Terry DAVIS' in L.A. proper and return the same day... but usually that was averaging 100 MPH (true I wouldn't drive like that these days either)... I just don't have it in me any more... When we go to the Brush-Off in December for the stripers' Christmas party (what started out as the original Rat Fink Reunion till Big Daddy died and we moved it to Manti in June and the reunion became the Moon Christmas party) we usually go with two much younger stripers from Utah who do most of the driving and don't seem to mind the drive over, dinner, swapping panels, goofing around then heading back fairly late at night... anyway, we had four going to the wedding in a big SUV until this morning when the owner of the car called us at the delinquent lunch to let us know he was back in the hospital with severe back problems... guess the surgery a few weeks ago didn't do all he had hoped... he is about 6'5" and 400 pounds and I must say, I wondered how they could fix anything to carry that much body on a wrecked spinal column... so ain't no way I can take the other two (both 70+) in a two seater and feel good about driving up and back the same night... so there ya go... I guess I should shut up and wish this guy an HB so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roy CROSS ('65), on your special day, September 24, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Frank WHITESIDE ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann LINK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth PARKER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector ALVAREZ ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy NELSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard McALLISTER ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) Armand Loiseau ('53 Bulldog) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: My niece's son (My brother Al's ('60) grandson) I just wanted to put in a plug for my great-nephew, Dalton Whiteside, son of my niece, Heather Whiteside. She has an article regarding his situation on http://www.gofundme.com/ ~ search for Heather Whiteside While some of the people who use the site are simply trying to scam people, there are a lot of legitimate people who are in desperate situations. Dalton is a really nice, kind young man with Asperger?s and a pretty major skeletal problem with his chest area that required a rod to be implanted along his back to attempt to make sure that his chest area develops in a way that will allow him to lead a fairly normal life. Although his life has been somewhat of an uphill battle, he has completed two years of Architecture school in New York City. My niece, who is a pretty accomplished artist, had to uproot her life in Tennessee to move to New York so that Dalton could attend college there to become an Architect. He has a 3.46 grade point average and is struggling to try to finish another two years. Someone has already offered him an internship when he finishes. Moving has put her in a somewhat difficult situation and is at the point where Dalton may have to leave college if she can?t raise his tuition. She turned to the http://www.gofundme.com/ (search for Heather Whiteside) site as a last desperate attempt to keep him in his dream profession. She is not asking for something for nothing. She is asking for donations in return for her artwork at http://www.heatherwhiteside.com/ [Nice stuff!!! -Maren] If you pull up her site, I think you will find she is quite an accomplished artist who does numerous types of art. She has a long history in her profession as you will see on her site. If anyone might be interested in her art work or helping Dalton, simply go to http://www.gofundme.com/ and under the search box, type in "Heather Whiteside". Thanks! -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA where fall gave us a nice mild day today! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Happy Birthday to Thelma & Louise In a world based on probability, what would be the chances that two of the fairest from the GMC'63 would share a common birthday. Anyone who saw them cruise into town with the top down for or our 50th reunion a year ago, will recognize our own Gold Medal version of Thelma & Louise. Happy Birthday to Ann LINK and Sister Mary Elizabeth PARKER, the trail of hearts they've broken would easily stretch from sea to shining sea. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Cougars 'n' stuff OK I gotta laugh at myself... yesterday, when Floyd MELTON ('57) mentioned buying a "Cougar" annual I thought "they have annuals of those? Ya see a bunch I email with every day, has made much of older wiminz chasin' younger boyz and that's where my mind went... I just could not imagine a whole annual of older ladies lookin for luv in all the wrong places... so much for my memory of history south of Willams/Salem in Richland... Floyd also was kind enough to share with me that he still loves long "drive abouts" at 75 years young... OK, I admit it, I have totally wimped out in my later years... in my Marine Corps years I would leave the base Friday evening, drive 300 miles to see my future ex... stay up most of the weekend then calculate how much time I needed to be back for formation, then drive all night listening to the Wolfman and make it just in time to be in my utilities in front of all those eager faces... in my defense I will say, that time has taken it's toll on this poor ol neck and lower back that were broken in May of '68... In Magoo's defense, for the last several years, just after we get to Manti he has had the thrill of riding to Gunnison, UT in an ambulance after what seems to be a heart attack... this last trip was the first he's missed the magic carpet ride as the last time the Doc figured out it's the altitude combined with 10 years of deep diving... but I'm not one to make excuses... I admit it... I'm a Wuss!!!!!!!!!!! At the risk of goin "on and on" like Floyd buyin' an annual, I'll tell ya how I met today's Bomber-babe... just want the b-day guy ta know I ain't forgetting him... well there I was after the gang fight on the Spalding play ground and the Densow's orchard fire in a new neighborhood and a new school... I had a little black cocker I'd got when I was about 5 or 6... my new neighbors had a white Hmmmmm... not sure what it was... a much larger dog than mine... so one day my dog crossed the DMZ into "Whitey's" territory and they started to tangle... I picked up a rather large rock totally inappropriate for the job I was to do with it and chased Whitey across the street, up the little hill on the neighbors' property and let fly... as the rock left my hand I passed the little fence and could now clearly see an entire family sitting at the picnic bench everybody in Richland had at that time... as the rock hit the ground the B-day Bomber-babe's little sis ('65) took up the challenge and let into me... we eventually made up and the "Parker" basement became the place to be all summer before 7th grade... as some may recall, I refused to read until I was 21 years of age... during the summer of 7th grade, my mom would send me to my room for about an hour or two with a copy of Ivanhoe and Tom Sawyer... I guess I was supposed to read both... all during that summer I read and re-read the first page of Tom Sawyer and nothing more... as I waited to hit the mystique of the Parker Basement... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Beth "Bethie" PARKER ('63) and Hector ALVEREZ ('64) on your special day, September 25, 2014!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Happy Birthday Charlotte NUGENT ('64) on 9/22. -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Phil BELCHER ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Ann BISHOP ('56) Barb ISAKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat UPSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol EVANS ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) & Lois WEYERTS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This could be one of those memorable days. Some time back two young people decided that their lives would not be worth much if they were not married. So, on this date, they did (as the saying goes) got hitched. The good news is that they are still together. Not saying that I knew them back in the day, as they are much younger, but I have had the pleasure of knowing them recently. Two of the nicest people you'd want to meet. A very Happy Anniversary to Larry HARROLD and Lois WEYERTS (both '55). Continue with the good life. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers say that it will be nice for the week-end **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: David RIVERS ('65) You must have been what my Daddy called "a ringed tailed tooter" when you were young! Come to think of it, after reading your posts, you just might STILL be one! What do they call men who chase younger women??? [Ann, depends on how much younger they are. If the women are MUCH younger, they're called dirty old men! -Maren] -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) update Jerry is back in his room 107 and out of isolation as of several days ago. Bonnie RICHARDSON Reno ('58) called Barbara HORTON Pieterson ('58)... I'm late with this but here it is. Jerry Irwin Regency Nursing Home at North Pointe, Room #107 1224 E. Westview Court Spokane, WA 99218 Shirley ATWOOD Sun ('58) called me, too... she and her husband, Ken, they are traveling around. They saw Jerry and the visit was well received. Yes, they had some trouble understanding him. Shirley, Ken and I had a good visit over coffee. They were going to have dinner with her sister after we said our good-byes. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andy MILLER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim JENSEN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn GULLEY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni HAUSENBUILLER ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HOGAN & Lori SIMPSON ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Not on your regular birthday menu today; and no long and winding tale of who it is (other than this). A tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for a Bomber Babe and fellow classmate. I can't claim that we interfaced (as they say now) back in the day. Let us now have a hearty "Happy Birthday!" shout out to Marilyn GULLEY ('54). I trust that today is an auspicious one and there are many more to follow. On another note, a few days ago I wished a Bomber couple a happy anniversary, but in doing so I committed a grievous "fox pass" (I have to spell it that way to keep the spell checker happy). I tried to make them a year older than they really are. Only one person called me out on it. Lois and Larry please accept my apologies for connecting you with the Class of '55 when you actually graduated in '56. The ol' magic fingers on the key board blew that one. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for rain on Monday after a nice week end. It is not supposed to be that way; the norm is for sunshine after a rainy weekend. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Roger GRESS ('61) David RIVERS ('65) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Richland trip I was in Richland this past week-end. I made the trip to refresh my memory and show my granddaughter the old stomping grounds. Got there Friday afternoon and stayed at the Red Lion. First thing I in the morning we headed to the Spudnut Shop and had a couple Spudnuts. Then spent the rest of the day cruising around trying to find remnants of the '50s of which there were still a few. All the natural playgrounds (of what's now West Richland) are gone to urban development. Houses on top of Flat top, fields filed with houses. It looks like the irrigation ditch is just that now, an irrigation ditch. It used to be a good place to swim, and safer than the Yakima river. The Bombing Range Road was a good place to find agates, now all paved. Even the old house we lived in was torn down and rebuilt. It's true I guess, once you leave home you can't go back. The other sad point was the morning we were to leave I went to the Spudnut Shop to pick up a couple dozen to take back to Montana? but alas it was closed? Forgot it was Sunday. Talk about being disappointed. One thing I noticed was the Spudnuts are smaller than they used to be. I had a paper route in the early '50s and one customer would get bags of day-old Spudnuts to feed his pigs. I would (on occasion) sneak back and line some Spudnuts on my handlebars and eat as I delivered. I pedaled 6 miles every day for 24 customers. Anyway, the Spudnuts wouldn't fit the handlebars now. All in all, it was still an enjoyable trip. The memories are still there and we managed to bring back some good wine. Bomber cheers, -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) ~ Cooling off with misty rain and 48 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Jack GARDINER (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Jack...and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: we gotta birthday It's the ol' Ring Tailed Tooter comin' atcha from radio XERB baaaaaaaaaaaby... that's right it's the Tooter with another oldies pop quiz... we all remember Jackie Benson's "Rocket 88 from 1952" as the nation's first "rock n roll" song... and we all remember the Jackie was backed by the world famous Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm, on Chess records but do we remember who made the recording in his little studio in Memphis, TN before he had his own label when he would record anything and everything... stayed tuned for the answer at the end of the Tooter's show... awwwwwwwww riiiiiight... now before we get today's b-day Bomber, a long time neighborhood hero of the Tooter's... it's my pleasure to announce that Steve SIMPSON's ('65-RIP) memorial plaque has finally been installed on the walk of fame behind the Marriott, at lamp post 25 just to the North of Dick and Pook's ('63/'63)... film at eleven... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Riv/140929-Steves_Plaque.jpg now today's b-day Bomber is one a them Spalding kids who was about everyone's hero back inna day along with other greats such as Doug LUKINS ('62) and many others who could be seen from the Tooter's front porch at the corner of Salem and Acacia on the Chief Jo side a Salem... plain' football on the Spalding play ground... ahhhhhhh babies the Tooter remembers it well and who could forget the B-day Bomber's brother ('63-RIP) who invented "the walk" that so many of us tried to copy back inna day... well you got to have guessed it by now it's a great big Bomber HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Tooter's good friend and Com Pod Ray, Jack GARDENER ('61) on your special day, September 29, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) Answer: Sam Phillips (NAB) of Sun Records fame **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON ('70) To: Mike HOGAN ('70) Happy 40th Anniversary to my Mike [on 9/28]! Time really does fly by! Love you lots... -Lori SIMPSON ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Millie BRESINA ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami SCHUCHART ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BECHARD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Boy! This has not been my day/week. As the Junior Gyrene might say "I dun went and fergot ta look at the stickies." There was the birthday of a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance from not only back in the day, but more recently through Club 40. And I forgot to tip the ol' propeller beanie in her honor. For Kay MITCHELL ('52), a belated Happy Birthday [on 9/29]! And now for the real purpose of this; yes, it is the birthday of another Bomber Babe. I'm not sure if we had any classes way back then, but I do know she proceeded me as we walked up to get our diplomas. You've to remember that back then the whole graduation procedure was very organized and rehearsed (to a bit) and there were no such things as "hire me" pleas on one's cap (nor any other decoration for that matter except the stupid tassel). Ah, well, I digress. To the business at hand. It is time to tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of this Bomber Babe who just happens to be a fellow classmate. How about a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Millie BRESINA ('54). I certainly hope that this is just one of many more to come. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we may or may not get rain this week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Dirty Young Man To: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: "What do they call men who chase younger women???" Since 'Tooter' ('65) did not answer, I must chime in. I have a lot of experience with this question, but only because I am old, single and have lived in two beach towns for almost fifteen years now that have a lot of young women running around with less on than most females call under garments in their top drawer; Kihei, Maui county, HI and Huntington Beach, Orange county, CA. Maren says dirty old man. My only problem with that is I have been thinking about sexuality since puberty around the age of twelve, but did not do a whole lot with that exciting time of my life until I became a legal, lawful adult, eighteen, and the light went from yellow to green, so to speak. I know, for a fact, that there are a whole lotta males who got the green light before eighteen, but that is only because I knew some of those older gentlemen from Tooter's ('65) class who told me... well, I should move on... many things started happening in the mid-'50s & '60s when sex education got a real big boost from Hef, Larry, Linda and the Supreme Court. Right at that juncture up till now, I have always felt the 'dirty old man' thing was a bit off because at 65 years of age, I really do not think any different about young women and sexuality than I did at twel... eighteen. Therefore, the 'dirty old man' was 'the dirty young boy/man' and there is little to no difference between the two. Nevertheless, as an older, wiser, more refined, gentlemanly... meaning using words like hi in the local watering holes from time to time ...the two defining words I have heard, usually while minding my own business on the corner, is deluded and delusional. And, of course, one of my least favorite, the occasional 'creeper' word. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2014 ~ October, 2014