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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ October, 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 ~ 10/01/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Ann BISHOP ('56) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BISHOP ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis MAFFEI ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra ELLIOTT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MOSLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen FULCHER ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: Rick MADDY ('67) Thank you. I've never heard the term "creeper" before. I am a widow and live a very sheltered life... haven't been in a watering hole in nearly 40 years! To: David RIVERS ('65) I certainly didn't expect "Tooter' to stick. My Daddy would be proud! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: 50-Year Class Reunion I have taken way too long to send t his entry. The Monday after our 50-year class reunion, we took off in our RV for the Oregon coast, a place we love to be. After 3 weeks, we started for home, stopping along the way to see friends in Albany, OR and my friend/sister Dena EVANS Harr ('64) in The Dalles, OR. When we got home, all the stuff we didn't get done before we left was waiting for us. Dang! Couldn't it have cleaned itself up?! But I digress. The purpose of this entry is to thank everyone involved in putting together our 50-year reunion, including those from another class who came to help us with registration. (We should return the favor at their next reunion!). Now I don't have a lot of memories from my school daze (misspelling intended), but I have some really good friends/sisters from our class. We are always in contact with one another, so the reunions haven't meant that much to me. Having said that, I have to admit that this reunion was much different for me. I had more fun this time than all the reunions I have attended before. (And to think that I almost didn't come, as I had wanted to get to the Oregon coast sooner.) I don't know for sure why this one was so much better for me than the others, except maybe I have exorcised all my past demons and am a very happy person, enjoying life immensely. I have to give Jesus credit for that. He took me, demons and all, and changed me into the person I am today. No, Deedee didn't cease to be, nor did the demons disappear, but I don't listen to them anymore, and I am the Deedee I actually want to be. God is good. Life is good. I do hope my fellow Bomber Alumni Sandstorm readers will not take this as Bible thumping. I don't mean it to be that. I'm just happy in my relationship with Jesus. Thanks for listening (reading). BTW, I go by my given name now, Mercedes. -Mercedes Loiseau, aka Deedee WILLOX ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where I still haven't gotten everything unpacked from our vacation. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay CONRAD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth BENNETT ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Kay CONRAD ('60) Happy Birthday, Kay... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NO Bombers sent stuff today: **************************************************************** **************************************************************** BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie RIGGINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly HILTY ('79) WEEKLY BOMBER LUNCH: Mostly '52ers, Noon, Sterling's GWWay (Fridays) BOMBER CALENDAR: Click the event you want to know more about. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Roger GRESS ('61) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria DAVIS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri CAWDREY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene STRAND ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Gloria DAVIS ('61) Happy Birthday, Gloria... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: RHS Ladies of '65 October Lunch WHEN: Friday, October 10, 2014 TIME: 12:00--2:30 PM WHERE: West Richland Golf Club 4000 Fallon Drive, West Richland The "Ladies of '65" October Lunch will be held on Friday, October 10th, at the West Richland Golf Course in West Richland. Ladies: if you graduated in 1965 and haven?t attended one of our lunches?or haven?t attended in several months?please join us next Friday for a relaxing hour or two, getting reacquainted with some of your classmates while enjoying good food and conversation! If you have any questions, and/or would like to join us, please contact me! Thanks! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dick COATES ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1933 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BONDURANT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Regina WILLIAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Christy WEIGGANDS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi WARD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: "No entries today"?? [10/3/14] It pains me to see "no entries" in the Alumni Sandstorm. There is so much to "talk about". We are in the process of moving back to Richland - I left in January, 1952... just bought a home here we expect to occupy in 10-14 days or so. At lunch today [10/4] I joined the "old timers" group whom gather weekly.- mostly '52 folks - but a few of the "younger crowd" from the mid '50s also attend. We talked of the past - of Garmo's Grocery, Diamond Variety Store, of Col-Hi Bombers who went off to the Air Force - Navy - Marines - Coast Guard (Bill Tracy ('51) and I went to USCG boot camp together spring '52)... of those who stayed and watched the area change. This area has become fascinating... grapes, orchards, wineries. The biggest cold storage plant in the U.S. is under construction.. theaters, parks, shopping centers, maybe 125,000 folks living in the Tri Cities now. West Richland is a bonafide city - parks and all. Richland has spread south into the hills... Still a lot of government-funded presence, but not like the '40s through the '70s. Site cleanup is the "big thing" the government pays for, but there is high-tech R&D stuff going on as well... North Richland, once a trailer park and Army barracks, is now a high tech area with broad streets, manicured lawns, stately trees... nicely constructed permanent buildings... Col-Hi (aka Richland Hi) looks modern... Fran Rish Stadium is right where it was before it got named for our legendary coach of the early/mid '50s. I could ramble on, but the area has a new fascination for me... It isn't like the place I left over 60 years ago! -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Seems there has been a dearth of entries lately. Or at least, very terse entries. Probably because we haven't heard from the Junior Gyrene, which may be a blessing. At any rate, I trust this will get through and be published on the proper date. The reason for the proper date is that a fellow classmate and Bomber Babe is celebrating her 22nd Birthday. This is important, as she hopes to be carded for the first time and can have a private chuckle about it. Therefore a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order, along with a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Jan BONDURANT ('54). Keep on keeping on. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where fall is pleasant thus fat. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Margaret EHRIG ('61), David DOUGLAS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Linda REINING ('64) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary COLLINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey IRBY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PYLE ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Boy! Did I miss one? I'm probably now on the proverbial list, maybe even worse. I forget Gina WILLIAMS' ('54) birthday [10/5] yesterday. Oh, the shame, the horror, the humanity. And I can't blame the ol' propeller beanie for this good. I could, but we all know it can't read. I could even say that I lost the "stickie", but I don't use them, so there you are. A belated birthday greeting for this Bomber Babe, fellow classmate and fellow worker (for a time) at the North Star. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for "nice" weather through next weekend. By "nice", they mean no rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: The Great Pumpkin Caper At Entertainment Fireworks our business is fireworks displays for a huge variety of reasons. While July 4th is over 50% of our business the rest of the year we never know what the phone may ring for. But client's request comes first (safely of course). Last Wednesday the 1st of October Jackie and I left the house at 5:45am headed to an undisclosed location near LaCenter, WA where we were to blow up as many as 50 pumpkins in front of very expensive professional level high speed cameras. The results were to be used in a "Pumpkin Busting Sale" promotion, including a TV campaign. We drove up to a crowd, Make-up lady doing the face of the actress, a full movie-set crew running cables and lights and screens to filter the sunlight. A director was viewing the scene and setting camera positions. They wanted to do all of the actress work first. But I suggested a test shot so they would know what to expect. So the client says "OK pop a pumpkin". I had tested several shots a couple of days before so I would look as if I knew what I was doing in front of cameras. I pushed the button and the pumpkin went bang and the pieces flew in perfect formation for high speed photography. Everybody cheered, and got down to business. After we shot about 15 shots the client says "that's a wrap" and turned to us and said "you have so totally satisfied our needs that we have more then enough film that is perfect in all respects". "Mark your calendar as we will do this again next year". "E-mail us your invoice and we will cut the check immediately". "This was a very satisfying experience" and he shook my hand. Everybody tuned to and helped pick up the pieces. The worst part was what someone called "pumpkin snot" was sticky, slimy, smelly, goo caused by the explosives and was scattered all over the area. Our client is confidential until they are ready to break it out. But it will be on U-tube sometime on the 14th of Oct and the TV campaign will begin shortly after that. You can see a sample of what we did on Jackie's blog. Click on the URL below. "Happiness is popping pumpkins" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from Home south of Tacoma on a very nice sunny day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers It is time to start raking leaves. Football has started and it is almost time for the pumpkins to be carved. Grab some friends and come join us at the All Bomber Lunch held the second Saturday of each month. WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) On this day in 1998, Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP), my first genuine love, left behind the ethnic folk music she enjoyed to join a celestial choir. I was Patty's first date and first boyfriend. Our first date was to our German class Christmas party at the Army Officers' Club in North Richland. When I asked her to go with me, she screamed, and we had to come in after school to write 200 times, "I am a menace to the good of society," in German. A few nights before the date I dreamed that when I went to pick her up for the party, she was wearing blue jeans. I called her the next day and she assured me she was going to wear a lavender dress. I was about to leave to pick her up the night of the party when her mother called. Patty was sick and couldn't go. I told her if Patty couldn't go I didn't want to go either. About a half hour later her mother called again to say Patty was feeling better and would like to go, if I still wanted to. I said I'd come get her. She was indeed wearing a dress and I managed to pin her orchid corsage on without drawing blood. We got to the party after everyone had finished eating, but they had saved some food for us. I ate mine, but Patty took a few bites and spent the remainder of the evening in the restroom throwing up. When Christmas vacation was over I asked her to go to a basketball game with me. She didn't scream or throw up that time. Later she admitted she was so nervous on our first date that she made herself sick. In spite of that, she became my steady date until shortly after I graduated. Patty was also the first girl I asked to kiss good night. She said, "Yes, but please do it before we get to my house." We had our ups and downs, but I learned much about love from her and have many happy and poignant memories. Thank you, Patty. Rest in peace. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Buon Compleanno I've waiting to receive my Poor Work Slip from my Rosetta Stone Italian program. Back when the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and I were living in the Bel Paese (not the cheese), I fancied myself as being pretty damn good when it came to whippin' my Italian on the locals. I've now decided that I must have sounded like an untuned accordion and that my Seor Maruca taught Spanish (what I remembered) was not the great base for communication I imagined. When I took Vietnamese on Uncle Sugar's dime at DLISW, I reached a "Me Tarzan You Jane" level of proficiency in only about 10 weeks, you might say I do have a gift. So forty some years later and with an extended trip back to Italy in the works for next May, I've decided to "refresh" my abilities. My "Learning Mode" bus missed my stop some time back, so I'm kind'a having to walk my way and it's a good thing too, because it's a long ways, but I have seven months to get there. I digress. The Birthday Day girl, was and is, one of the South End's finest and never ceases to make me smile. I found this picture of our fifth grade class and it gave me pause, because at least eight of our class members have left us. I can remember nearly all the names and there are memories when I look into each face. I can see that Jerry KERN was clean shaven that day, Chico has on his teepee creepers and I sure hope that's a poorly placed rabbit's foot hanging from Bobby Chipmunk's belt. I expect I'll get a call about 8:32am, giving me Hell and telling me that I've ruined her birthday, again. Then when we muster in Olympia on December 6th at 10:00am for the GMC63MCCS Christmas Gala (see how I deftly worked in a plug), she'll pick up where she left off. Happy Birthday to Mary Margaret COLLINS ('63) one of the Atkins Street Beauties. They just don't make them like her any more, and it's a shame. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Been a long time since I have written into the Sandstorm... been a busy few months. My son-in-law took a job in Idaho, so he moved to Meridian the end of May... my daughter, their two kids and I were all in Bakersfield, til the house sold... we moved up here the end of September. they bought a home in Kuna... small town outside of Meridian... we are in the Boise area... think we are about 20 miles from Boise, if that much. am LOVING this weather... 70s and 80s during the day, 60s at night. can't wait for Winter and SNOW... been over 40 years since I have lived where it snowed... everyone says this area doesn't get a lot of snow, but we are only about 45 minutes from Bogus Basin and it is the place where they all go for snow sports and playing in the snow... can't wait... course, this blasted arthritic knees and hips might keep me from actually making snow angels, but won't be from a lack of trying. *grin* another "plus" is that I am only about 4 hours from Richland, so will be close enough to go "home" and visit family and friends who are still in the area. My youngest daughter and her son are still in Bakersfield, which is only a 13 hour drive, so we will be making plenty of trips back down there, too... and they are both coming here for Christmas... can't wait... she is an elementary school teacher, so has two weeks off, so they will spend that time, here... am excited for that, too. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: George BARNETT ('63-RIP) I just received a phone call from my friend and classmate, Beth BARNETT Vickstrom ('65). She asked me to submit an entry to the Sandstorm notifying Bombers that her brother, George, passed away in his sleep early this morning (October 5th) at his summer cabin in Pinetop, AZ. Tentatively, services will be held Thursday (October 9th) in Tucson, AZ (location and time TBD) with burial on Friday (October 10th) at the National Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ. Beth will provide more information/details when she has it. If you'd like to contact Beth, I can give you her email address and cell phone number.. Rest in Peace, George! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: John FANKHAUSER ('80), front lines of Ebola crisis in Liberia 10/5/14 Tri-City Herald "As a young man growing up in Richland, FANKHAUSER, now 52, would talk about becoming a doctor and working in a developing country. 'He's always had a real heart for missions. I've always looked up to him for that,' said his younger brother, Don, a teacher in Kennewick. 'He didn't go into (medicine) to make a lot of money. He wanted to help people.' FANKHAUSER works with Serving in Mission, or SIM, an international Christian mission organization, at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. " -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where our weather is in the 80s again for a few days **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Badger Mountain I conquered Badger Mountain again on Saturday for breast cancer awareness. I had to stop more times than I could count but came back with all 10 toenails this year. I did bandage the one I lost last year as it has just come back totally after 10 1/2 months when I was told it would take a year. I see both cancer doctors on Friday, a 4-month follow-up (had been every 3 up until this one). Have a great week Bombers everywhere. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tom HUGHES ('56) Gus KEENEY ('57), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob MEAKINS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cristy CONE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joni GONZALES ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I had best get this in quickly so that it will be published on the proper date. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for a fellow classmate. Think he might get a little p.o.ed If I was to call him not a Bomber, as his is, to the best of my knowledge, true green and gold; and hopefully not a Duck fan. Let's have a rousing "Happy Birthday!" for Bob MEAKINS ('54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the warm weather continues although temps are supposed to drop to the mid-70s. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom HUGHES ('56) Re: Bill THOMAS'('60) Birthday This is Bill at the Mall on his 72nd birthday. -Tom HUGHES ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: George BARNETT ('63-RIP) Bummer... I just saw the note about George Barnett passing away in his sleep... I am really going to miss the notes signed ... "By GEO"!!!! We were supposed to get together with him this winter to do some Jeep Trails around the Tucson area. GODSPEED, GEO!!!! May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas, GEO!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: George BARNETT ('63-RIP) I have to say I am seriously shocked to hear that my old buddy, George, had passed away. What a great guy! We went through a lot in our 4 years of ag, basketball, trips to Yellowstone, our visit to him in Tucson and other stuff. He and Peg visited my son and I at our cabin in Estes Park, CO in June (now sold). We visited for an hour or so and talked about the usual stuff. My son talked about wanting to run around the Grand Canyon. As expected, Georgie volunteered him the use of the cabin that he loved so much. I still picture him as the tall, skinny blond haired guy he was in high school. When I saw him again, he looked more like a football player. He loved to joke around and always seemed to know a lot about nearly everything. I really can?t say enough about him. He was a great friend... always ready and willing to help anyone with anything. My deepest sympathy to his entire family. We'll miss, Georgie, until the next big, final reunion! Sadly, -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Bayou Gauche, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: George BARNETT ('63-RIP) Have spent most of the last 24 hours reflecting on the untimely passing of my friend, George, one of the truly good guys. George was committed to making everyone?s life just that much better and had amazing compassion toward his fellow man. He was truly the friend you always wanted and the friend you always wanted to be. I said it when Freddie ('63-RIP) left us and I'll say it again, "The beer will just never be as cold". -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I can't quite grasp the loss Of George BARNETT ('63)... I am sure it will hit me but at the moment I am just numb. For some reason I ran across town to work on a car before reading the Sandstorm this morning. As I reflected on the last few days of our little daily paper, I thought I should avoid being chastised by the "Oracle", Jimbeaux for not mentioning the passing of one of my favorite music makers, Paul Revere (NAB) the same night as it turns out George passed. I got a note from Gus KEENEY ('57) about George which made me rush to open the Sandstorm. George and I became very good buds at some point in say the last 10 or more years... we just hit it off and nearly every day I could count on an off-color story in my email from George... I really counted on them... usually I'd get them twice as Leo WEBB ('63) would often forward them to me again after George had sent them. I am pretty much speechless as I still cannot quite grasp his loss. The last semester or quarter of my Jr. year, my family moved to Camas, WA. No normally that would be a sore spot in my life... leaving Richland... but it was one of those turning points in my life... .there were only two of us "new kids" from big schools to move to the little town and we were watched like hawks. Naturally I started going with the girl of our trio, a large bosomed, blonde beach bunny from Long Beach. The other guy was trouble from the word go so we naturally clicked... It was during my first view of life away from Richland that I met Paul Revere, Mark Lindsay and the rest of the Raiders... they were a huge local band much as the Wailers were further North... I assume they were big all over the Northwest, but all I knew is I could go see them practically every weekend. THE radio station was KISN which blasted its music from the "KISN (Kissin') corner in Portland with the real Don Steele and other really great DJs... I was familiar with Don from his days playing second fiddle to Linster the Spinster ('57) in Richland... years later I would find myself drinking with Paul, Mark and Chuck Berry in Vegas trying to recapture those old days... even later he would spot me in the audience and if my little Sarah was with me, she'd be treated to a three cornered hat. Thankfully, I returned to Richland to finish and grageate, but this little field trip really opened my eyes to another world. God bless George and Paul in their journey. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: George BARNETT ('63-RIP) Beth BARNETT Vickstrom ('65) asked me to provide Sandstorm readers with the information on the Funeral Service and Burial of her brother, George, who passed away on October 5th. Viewing will be held Thursday (October 9th) from 5pm to 6pm at the Adair Funeral Home, 1050 North Dodge Blvd, Tuscon, AZ. The Memorial Service will follow at 6pm. Burial will be held Friday (October 10th) at 10am at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. If you'd like to send a card to George's wife, Peggy, or his sister, Beth BARNETT Vickstrom ('65), contact me and I will provide you with their addresses. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Bob MATTSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHERWOOD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 in '14 - 60 Year Reunion Group Picture Has been a month since we met during Club 40 for our big 60 year reunion, and had better get a group picture in Sandstorm for everyone to see our beautiful class!! We have received so many positive responses and can't wait until we meet again. Been thinking and talking of having a "80 year old" birthday party in 2016, so keep your eyes and ears open for some details. Thanks, Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) for bringing it up again. It was so hard to get hold of ALL of our classmates, and it didn't happen, but always good to hear from them, even "after the fact"!! Heard from Gary BRONS ('54), who lives in Kennewick and missed all of our notices, so was not included. I took a picture, booklet, pen and copy of 1954 Sandstorm to him yesterday and he was so happy! Thanks, Shirley STREGE Bigelow ('54), for getting that call from him and passing it on! Even when you say, "60 Year class reunion", it sounds like a long time ago, but I really don't feel that much older!! Hahaha. Enjoy the picture. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is 80 today before the downswing of cooler weather!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch PLEASE JOIN US!!! WHEN: Saturday, October 11, 2014 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant, on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1, Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It?s very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the Sun Room. PLEASE RSVP NEXT LUNCH DATE December 6 -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: George BARNETT ('63-RIP) My wife Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) and I renewed our friendship with George and Peg many years ago when I started having some surgeries done down in Tucson. It was a real shocker to hear of George's passing, he and his volumes of info will be very much missed. We were proud to call George and Peg close friends. I believe that he told me that he had 3 or 4 college degrees and could tell us about almost everything especially about the Tucson area. To Peg and George's family we are sorry to see him go and the world and Bomberville will also miss him. -Roy and Nancy -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: '64 in '14 - 50 year Reunion Stuff Everyone will notice in this edition of the Sandstorm that Class of '54 has submitted their group picture to the Sandstorm. '64's 50 year reunion was a full month BEFORE '54's 60 year reunion yet '64 has not yet received our group picture.. AND there was a DVD made that SEVERAL people have ordered and not yet received. At least one wants to know if anyone who ordered/paid for the DVD got scammed/burned? SO, WHAT'S THE DEAL??? WHERE'S OUR STUFF??? -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('64) Re: Lost Had a great time at the reunion ['64 in '14 - 50 Years Later] and I believe everyone did as well. But. Crossed over the mighty Columbia and followed a familiar road towards the old Desert Inn. Why was it that I ended up behind Badger Mountain? I found myself on what seemed to be the outskirts of West Richland, I figured. There was nothing to recognize. How could I be lost in West Richland! I was half way over the Yakima River Bridge before I noticed the water below. I looked for Ray's horse barn as I drove by. There was a hint of it left. Just a taste of old times crept in. The next morning, after finding coffee, I took a drive. First north, where we shot our bb guns and picked asparagus. Streets, houses and lawns. West, I went behind Ray's riding academy and found a golf course. But, Zip's will always be Zip's, I'm convinced, a true anchor holding memories of Friday nights, Pepsi and a Zip's special, driving around and around as on the uptown carousel. That will help me cope with getting lost in West Richland. -Bob "Tuna" MATTSON 64 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jack GARDINER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol RICE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill MEINKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug MARTIN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Going to wish my brother Chuck ('63-RIP) Happy Birthday. He would have been 70 today, but was struck down by cancer in January, 1984 at age 39. Chuck spent 20 years in the Army he was a Sargent Major when he passed away. He was a outstanding soldier, husband, father, brother, friend, athlete, coach and referee. You are in my thoughts daily, your brother, Jack. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: my mind... maybe not such a terrible waste Oh sure... make points with Bomber-babes by fergetting their b- days... zooom that's the sound of Susan SHERWOOD's ('63) b-day zipping past me... one of my very favorite pictures in the '63 Colombian and I can't remember her b-day? I sure remember her in those cut-offs helping Joe KAVECKIS ('63) with his tie... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... by the way, I must say that my lil Huntington Beach-boy buddy, Rick MADDY ('67) nailed it the other day with his description of the typical male mind when he responded to Ann BISHOP ('56) and her new name for me... ya see, it never really occurred to me to think of age as a factor in "the eternal chase"... Well, I mean sure I noticed... but I can't say I set my sights on just "younger babes"... With the exception of Bomber-babes, I prolly had no clue what their ages were... with Bomber-babes the class gave it away... but as Rick correctly noted, one day Babes popped into my mind and they pretty much occupied my thought from that day forth... Rick mentioned getting some "manly" advise from a '65er... I can tell ya his name, in fact... I won't tho I did mention it to the guy this summer when we were all home together... in Jr. Hi, it was our practice to meet up and Chuck TRUJILLO's ('65) in the morning before school to watch the three stooges before heading to Chief Jo... I mean we did this religiously, day in and day out... at one point, one of our number would meet us at school instead of at Chuck's... hmmmmm what in this very big world could be more portant than wooop wooop wooop!? We would later learn that "afternoon delight" inna morning was way more portant than nyuk nyuk nyuk... silly us... I DO remember quite well when I STOPPED asking "younger" women out... that was when I discovered that at a certain age they simply could not put a group of words together into a coherent sentence and that "ya know" and "well uh... actually" were the limit of conversation... I also remember the period in time that moms and daughters no longer had equal hold of my attention, and that daughters were just little girls and moms were "babes"... what a wonderful thing the male mind is... but if you Bomber-babes think we had only one track minds... yer oh so wrong... at least for me... cars and Rock n Roll took up at least 1 GB each in my little pea brain of 200 GBs... and so it is today that I am preoccupied by one a them wonderful Bomber-babes and wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vicki SMITH ('63) on your special day, October 9, 2014!!!!!!!!!!! -David "Tooter" RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Paul Revere died October 4. Cancer. Not really sure how to feel about that, but sometimes I think I'm in the fourth quarter with only a couple minutes left to do something intelligent. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>George BARNETT ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) Clif EDWARDS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MURPHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette HABERMAN ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Poor "Tooter", aka the Junior Gyrene, and his obsession with older women (aka "cougars"). Almost makes one want to burst out with (fill in the emotion of your choice). Guess that's what comes of living on the wrong side of Williams. Totally beside the point. Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the two "perfessors" of the stomach Steinway that The Class of '54 was blessed. To hear their dueling "Lady of Spain" would make Myron Florin jealous. On top of all that, he's a really nice guy and is far too young to be having another birthday. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for Larry "Sonny" MURPHY ('54), along with a rousing "Happy Birthday!" cheer. Nice seeing you at the 60 year and looking forward to our next gathering. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are predicting rain late Sunday night or Monday (fer shure). At least it may be dry for the Portland luncheon. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Today [10/9] is also Carol RICE Forister's ('62) 70th birthday so I called her. She is having a very tough time with her multiple myeloma cancer. I know she would appreciate any prayers in her behalf, as they reassess their strategy for her treatment this next week. Anyone wanting to send her personal cards or emails, please email me for her addresses. Carol and I go way back to Olympia and Elm Streets, and being original ranch house kids. We don't get together often enough, but we always find something to laugh about back then and today. I wish Kansas City were closer, as I haven't been able to see her since we went to Pella, Iowa this past May. Our historic church is celebrating 160 years at this spot on October 26th, and we've just finished a big job of repainting the outside down by members with an electric lift. To see pictures of the above you can go to Facebook, Hope United Methodist Church. now to get in inside all ready too... Bomber cheers, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where fall leaves and often rain are falling like crazy. But it's alright, I'm scheduled for a church hay ride at the end of the month. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) Re: Paul Revere (RIP) Thanks for your entry Rick MADDY ('67) about Paul Revere passing. In, I think, '66 or '67 when "Kicks" came out it was more or less our anthem for the school year. Many years later when I was a sales rep in the swimming pool business, one of my good pool builders in Boise built a pool for Paul and invited me to do a site visit at Paul's home. I had a heavy schedule of calls to make and couldn't go! Bummer. One of those things a person regrets forever. -Clif EDWARDS ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Pete BRADLEY ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1941 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Betty McELHANEY ('57) Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George VALDEZ ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson SAUNDERS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Proper spelling Since the Junior Gyrene has had a new "nick-name" applied, we must now discuss the proper spelling of that name. In the past there was a lady entertainer who went by the name of "Tootie". Currently, here in Oregon, there is a lady running for a seat in the State Senate who also goes by the name "Tootie". I would surmise this to be the feminine spelling of that name. We have seen pictures of the Junior Gyrene in his Bomber "jammies" which may leave some doubt in some minds as to his orientation. But, other than those pictures, there is no concrete evidence to back that theory. Consequently, those who wish to call him by the new "nick-name" should spell that name with a final "y" (e.g. "Tooty"). This should separate him from the rest of the field. Further comment on this subject may or may not be necessary. Discuss. [ring tailed "tooter" -- see 9/26/14 Sandstorm -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are having a hard time guessing when the rain will arrive. There are high surf warnings for the coast, however. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) Re: Michael G FURNER ('68-RIP) I only met Mike two months ago... he came to Patti's luncheon, I believe he was in the class of '68. -Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Paul Revere (RIP) My daughter sent me a YouTube video this morning. It is almost 11 minutes long and what I liked about it was about 2/3 of it were not of music, but of Paul Revere's antics between the songs. He talks about how albums are not the same as they used to be and shows a CD. Then says that a DVD is different than a CD and shows one and says, "See." I saw him do something similar long time ago (when you're my age and you say long time ago people know that is really is a "long time ago"). At that time there were no DVDs, and certainly no flat screen TVs. He talked about the long boxes they came in so the retailers could use the same shelving they already had for the LPs. He said something like, "I don't know why they put such a little record in such a big box, I guess they don't want you to think you're getting screwed!" He says that he went in to buy a TV. He asked for a GE. The kid says they don't have a GE, they have an LG, which is also a HD, but it is also a LED and it plays a DVD, and in 3D. Raul Revere really knew how to put on a show! I have seen him once with an Edsel front for his keyboard, and twice with the front of a Mustang. I have never seen it, but I did find a still photo of using a Nash Metropolitan for the keyboard front. A Nash Metropolitan, now that keyboard must hold a special meaning for out Sandstorm Barrister. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ann BISHOP ('56) David DOUGLAS ('62), John CAMPBELL ('63) Pam EHINGER ('67), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLANCY ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane ZELLEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen REINIG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric SCHMIDHEISER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: New nick-name Only discussion I have received re the Junior Gyrene's new nick- name is (from a reliable (?) source) actually "Tooter". Not much difference that I can see. Sorry to have missed yesterday's Portland/Vancouver lunch. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Monday's rain may be delayed. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: Maren & Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Thanks Maren... it is indeed "TOOTER" Bob, don't pick on the junior gyrene... he has enough trouble trying to be 'normal'. This is from a 'SENIOR gyrene' (me) -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Diane ZELLEY ('63), one of my two favorite '63 girls, celebrates a birthday today. In her honor I watched Jerry Lewis in "Ladies' Man" on one of the retro channels. This is the only movie I remember taking Diane to. I remember it because it was the worst movie I'd ever seen, and the first, and only, time I ever apologized for taking a girl to a movie: "I'm sorry, Diane. If I'd known the movie was about Jerry Lewis and a bunch of pretty girls, I'd rather have just looked at you all evening." I don't know if Diane ever noticed that I always walked behind her when we were going between the old building and MacIntosh Hall (if I remember the name correctly). Diane didn't walk, she bounced up and down the steps; she looked so cute with her pony tail swishing. I always made it a point to walk my girlfriend home from school at least once, and with Diane that was a real trek. She lived near Van Giesen on the north side of town, I lived near Duportail on the south side. It was a half-hour from school to her home, and an hour back to my home. In the middle of winter, too. She was worth it. Happy birthday, Diane. I checked your junior picture in the '62 Columbian, and you don't look a day older. Thank you for the memories. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ ~ Mesa, AA after 3 days of rain the pool temperature was down to 85, but I swam anyway; it was warmer than the Lagoon off the Columbia River **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: More Paul Revere (RIP) Enjoyed watching the Paul Revere video. Thanks to Dennis HAMMER ('64). I forwarded the link to some of my Pacific Cascade Mustang Club (PCMC) members (Kent) and a member pointed out that there was a club grill badge on the Mustang front end for his keyboard. The PCMC does claim to be the oldest continuous Mustang club in America founded in 1965, but it makes me wonder how Paul append to get the badge. They have only been produced a couple of times, that I know of. Chalk it up to small world. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Paul Revere (RIP) I first saw The Raiders at the Roller Rink in Richland in '66 or '67! Mark Lindsey was with him along with the Original Raiders. They were Fantastic! I came close to getting Paul's feather hat!! Just like so many of the other girls did!! I saw The Raiders again in 2012 when they came to Yakima! Back in '66 or '67 I don't remember any car front on Paul's key board. But in Yakima he had the Mustang front!! The one thing I learned was that Paul was a Very Funny Man!!! His music was still Great! The Raiders we're all different but just as Great as the originals were!! Paul Revere will be Missed. I HAVE his RECORDS, not CDs that I still play often! God Bless You Paul Revere. Bombers Rule, Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Michael G FURNER ('68-RIP) I recall Mike attending his first Bomber luncheon at JD Diner in July and invited him back. He told me he remembered my name, he was in the class of '68. I saw the notice that he passed a few weeks ago but as of yesterday (Friday) his obit. hasn't appeared in the T-C Herald. I got thinking, too, that makes 4 that I know of from that class who have passed since Dec. 2013. On another note, I saw both cancer doctors yesterday and all is good. My oncologist is transferring my care to his nurse practitioner who I'll see in February... that will fall a few days shy of my 2-year surgery date. I'm so blessed and thankful for my good health right now. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Marcia SHORT Dean ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/14 ~ FEDERAL HOLIDAY ~ COLUMBUS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Rick REED ('49), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54), Allen THOMPSON ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Lee BUSH ('68), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles RAEDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David EDGAR ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie ALEXANDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry GILSTRAP ('83) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick REED ('49) Question? I would be interested in finding all Marines (alive or passed on) who might have served in Korea from 1951 to 1954 as I did. Thanks. -Rick REED ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 members A notice to all Bombers through class of 1974 who are eligible to be members of Club 40: If you wish to to write in to the Club40 Fall DustStorm, the deadline is this coming Saturday, October 18, 2014!! We welcome all of you to express your thoughts and experiences from school to reunions or whatever. We want any graduate from these classes to be a part of this non profit group of Col-Hi/ Richland Bombers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by e-mail. Look forward to hearing from a lot of you and filling our Club40 DustStorm newsletter with fun things. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is really cooling down!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Ms. Bishop ('56), unless you reached a higher rank than Staff Sergeant you may not possibly be senior to the Junior Gyrene, aka Tooter. Of course, by graduation year, that would make you a Senior Bomber Babe; which I am sure the Junior Gyrene is grateful for your defense. It might also put you in the category of "cougar" (regardless of which jr. hi you went to) and would therefore be subject to his "lusts" for older women. Forewarned is four armed. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather remains "iffy". **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Allen THOMPSON ('63) Re: Kenneth HINRICHS ('63wb-RIP) Sorry to report Ken passed away last week.Death Notice appeared in the 10/10i/14 Tri-City Herald, -Allen THOMPSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Mustang Club badge I saw that grill badge too, but it was too small on the video, and not being familiar with it, did not know what it was. My guess is that a member of the Pacific Cascade Mustang Club (PCMC) went to one of Paul Revere's concerts, saw the Mustang front of his keyboard, and sent him one. You reminded me that I have two Oldsmobile Club of America grill badges. I have them packed up and have not seen them in over 20 years. They are round with gear teeth around them. There was a stud soldered to the back which came off on the one on my '57 convertible. Luckily I did not loose it. Apparently it was a problem and some have re-soldered it. I was afraid I might get it too hot if I tried that so never did fix it or put the other one on. The next time they produced one it did not have the gear teeth all the way around, but a hole in the bottom where some teeth should be to bolt it on. I did not like the looks of that one so never bought one. Now I don't have the car any more. Hopefully I will get at least one of my other Oldsmobiles fixed up and be able to use them again. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ah the good ol' dayz I must say I was much pleased at the send-off the Bombers gave ol' Paul Revere... Hey I know it wasn't always "great" music, but it was always "fun" music... Kicks is said to have been the first anti-drug song... not sure if it is true... specially considering the way Mark left the band... my favorite, I only heard on KISN and when I tried to find the version they played on an Album... couldn't find it... same words... way different rendition... was "Louie Go Home"... I hated to see Mark go and hated even more to see him go out on his own... seems most guys who have done that... even tho they "were" the sound of whatever group... they often just disappeared... David Clayton Thomas, Barry McQuire and Burton Cummings to name a few... I'm sure someone will tell me I'm wrong about them but that's how I felt at the time... funny how a sound can be recreated at least well enuff in the studio to pass... I couldn't see how Mark could be replaced, but he was handily... but for me to have said Paul was wrong would be like saying what will Clapton and Bruce do without Ginger... quite nicely I'd say... tho Ginger is still my all time favorite drummer (don't anybody tell Sandy Nelson... could get me in hot water round here)... I must say that music was always my first "love" even before Babes and cars... I guess it was mostly timing... I could dig rock n roll and surf with my little short wave radio before I could drive or... uh... uh... well, anyway... it's funny I never noticed what car Paul had in front of his organ... tho I do remember the mustang (and I'm sure, Mr. HAMMER ('64), I would have noticed a @ ^%^@!#@^ Rambler Metropolitan)... in the early days they didn't have much at all till they hit "where the action is"... they used to drag a huge tubular container around marked "Crisco" and Mark would jump on top of it and sing "Crisco Party" to the tune of "Hully Gully"/"Peanut Butter"... as I've mused in the past, I never did learn to play an instrument... my buddy Ed QUIGLEY ('62) has offered to teach me guitar, but I've just never had the stick to itivness... I wanna be jumpin' jack flash now and if it don't happen over night... well... I mean when Bobby Bare sang "All American Boy" I took him at his word... "I learned how ta play it inna day or two"... "buy ya a guitar and put it in tune... you'll be rockin' and a rollin' soon... "... it didn't turn out that way for me tho... but I still have my music... for me the music didn't die when the plane crashed in February, 1959... it remained alive and well till I got to Vietnam... now there is a ton of post 1967 music I just dig as much as any... but I think I changed and it changed... back when, it was all about boys n girls fallin' in love, LUV... or it was havin a party your buttocks was gonna get whipped for when the folks came home and there'd be no runnin' round with the usual crew for a week or so... I mean, man... listen to what the Shirelles did when that kid didn't show up on Friday... it was "bye bye baby"... I mean he prolly worked all day Friday to buy her a rose and a Baby Ruth and she dumps him when he shows up on Saturday... then there's the guy who can't understand why his wife left him... then we learn she's only 17... well crap, buddy... what were you thinking???????????? The other day we were talking about Tommy Sands and how he's doing these days... At least he's moved to Hawaii where his kid can look after him... but dang to go from a "Teen Age Crush" to picking old Blue Eyes for a father-in-law... Man... what were you thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they spell D I V O R C E "death to the career"... so anyway, after Vietnam the music was way different and no longer reminded me of slow dancing to "Theme from a Summer Place" or lying on my bed listening to "Image of a Girl" or even "Racing with the Devil"... so... I just sit back and listen to '50s on 5 and member the "good ol' dayz... "... but today is today and it is time to flash back to a Bomber-babe havin' her b-day today from that great "no-name" class of '65... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Julie ALEXANDER ('65) on your special day, October 13, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Re:Louie go back home I found the version I liked... I guess ya hadda be there. -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: '68 deceased classmates Michael FURNER ('68) was a fellow Class of '68 graduate. In your article, you said that Mike's death "makes 4 that I know of from that class [68] who have passed since December 2013.". For our class' website, I keep track of the '68 classmates who pass away. I only know of 3 classmates who have died in & since December, 2013. Since our 45 year class reunion, held on August 2-4, 2013, the following 5 classmates have passed away: * Oct. 13, 2013 - Jim TRUJILLO ('68-RIP) * Nov. 12, 2013 - Karen INGALSBE Greenwell ('68-RIP) * Dec. 11, 2013 - Wes GATES ('68-RIP) * Dec. 28, 2013 - Jim HALL ('68-RIP) * Oct. 02, 2014 - Mike FURNER ('68-RIP) I would appreciate you sending me the name of the 4th '68 classmate who has passed on since Dec. 2013, so I can add the classmate's name to my records. Thank you in advance! -Lee BUSH ('68) ~ West Richland PS - I remember you; and, also remember working with your brother, Bob ('69), and mother, Mary, at Richland PD! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Language lessons ~ 10/11/14 Tri-City Herald "Teresa DeVINE Knirck ('64) began studying Russian at Richland [Columbia] High during the Cold War. Americans were paranoid and fearful of the Eastern Bloc powerhouse. Twenty years later, she was teaching Russian at Hanford High when relations between the two nations still were frosty. But that didn't stop her from taking groups of Richland students to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev between 1982 and 1995. That's truly how you learn about a culture and its language, said Knirck, who taught for more than 30 years before retiring this year. Hanford High struggled to replace Knirck when she became a guidance counselor several years ago, so she went back to teaching a few Russian courses. After she retired in June, administrators couldn't find a new teacher even though 40 students expressed interest in taking some level of Russian this year." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dick ROBERTSON ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1944 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ann BISHOP ('56) Donna BOWERS ('63), Len REDISKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen HASKINS ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In all the excitement of the past day or two, I missed Charlie RAEDER's ('54) birthday, yesterday {10/13]. A belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie is offered in condolence. He is a fellow classmate and a nice guy. If you see him, say hi. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it may or may not be raining - depends on which cloud is overhead. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) My "senior gyrene" status only refers to AGE, not rank. Cougar??? ME????? Not a chance. Even as a teen I preferred my guys to be "older, wiser and more mature". I've raised my kids and not looking to raise another one. YUK Widowhood is better than that! I probably wouldn't fit too well into the "Bomber Babe", category, unless, of course, that only refers to being a Bomber graduate. -Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: This is just too much! Hearing that Class of '63 lost 4 Bombers in three weeks makes one want to have a group hug to soften the news. Marcia SHORT Dean ('63-RIP) ~ died 9/17 Dick ROBERTSON ('63-RIP) ~ died 9/21 George BARNETT ('63-RIP) ~ died 10/5 Ken HINRICHS ('63-RIP) ~ died 10/8 I am so grateful that our GMClass is so thoughtful to let us all know, so we can remember these fine people... thank you Linda! You are a treasure. Love seeing their HS pictures, helps me remember Marcia's laugh, George's quiet goodness, Dick's handsome smile and love to dance and even though I didn't know Ken well, this is way too many too soon. Feel so fortunate to belong to a class that loves to see each other's kids and grandkids on FB and shares their thoughts on Sandstorm... makes me glad I am a Bomber. I know that this is special. No one else I know still gets a HS newsletter every morning! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63 so many super-star caring people in this class!!!) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Len REDISKE ('66) Re: Purple Panda Hi there all you Bombers out there! Does anybody from the middle '60s remember the hot car Purple Panda? I am building a model and would like to see if there are any pictures of the car from that time. Here's to all you gear heads out there. Please contact me if you can help out. Thanks a bunch. -Len REDISKE ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dennis DALL ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Bill SCOTT ('64), Irene WALDNER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGRATH ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl EVANS ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla BIERLEIN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: or 10/16 Rob FRENCH ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Jeanette DUNCAN Mefford ('54) update Classmates and other friends: Jim MEFFORD ('54) said it was okay for me to let all of you know about Jeanette's condition!! Jeanette fell on Friday, October 10th and broke her left hip. She had surgery on October 11th and is now at Lourdes Hospital in Pasco on second floor in rehab. I was just up visiting her today (Tuesday) and it looks like she is scheduled to go home on Friday, the 17th. Please cheer her up with cards and well wishes for a speedy recovery. There is still a ways to go before she is free of pain and able to get around very good. In case you don't have their home address email me and I'll give it to you.. Jeanette, we are all thinking of you and praying for a recovery that will get you out and about again!!! Re: Club40 DustStorm Editor e-mail: I didn't mention the e-mail in last entry to get your articles in for the Club40 DustStorm by the 18th. Please send to Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where a farmer is driving me crazy with the dust behind our house!! Farmer T, you are inconsiderate!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Did you happen to know that today was the day Dan and Marg got married? Should sorta be a national holiday or something worth shouting about. At any rate, have a good time today kids, and even have many more. Ms. BISHOP ('56), physical appearance is not a qualification for status as a "Bomber Babe." Just remember that all Bomber Babes are ladies; but not all ladies are Bomber Babes. I am relieved, however, that you are not interested in taking care of another young(er) person. You see, expressing sympathy for Tooter is getting into his wheelhouse (as they say), and he would be lapping it up as fast as he could. Yes, Paul Revere (RIP) will be missed. He and the Raiders were a fun group. Not too sure if he surpasses Gary Puckett of Union Gap fame, but he's right up there. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers got it right and we are in for rain off and on for the rest of the week. Some may even filter over the mountain passes and through the Gorge to the dry side. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: "The Rail Queen" Dear Friends and book fans, Chapter 3 of "The Rail Queen" is now up on my website, click THE RAIL QUEEN This will be the last chapter posted until publication. Enjoy! -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) They say that if you remember the '60s, you weren't really there. Well, I was, and there's something that has just been puzzling me. Help me! I was visiting with a younger friend and talking about league conferences, and who made up which ones. I was at Col-Hi between '66 and '69 and always remember us being in the "Big Nine" Conference. Yes, this was of course before Kamiakin joined in '72. But for the life of me, I can only count eight (8) schools. I even went to Wikipidia, looking up our school, and the article bragged on Art Dawald and his career which ended in 1970 in the "Big Nine". Who is the ninth?? Walla Walla, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Ike, Davis, Moses Lake, Wenatchee - there's 8! I'm gettin' old, but I think my mind is deceiving me. What's wrong? -Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Janet FORBY ('60) Bill SCOTT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry PURKHISER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith PORTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila ZANGAR ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire REDISKE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck FELDER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BELLISTON ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erica THOMAS ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is time for another Bomber Birthday celebration. I actually knew the guy back in the day and remember an occasion or two of helping Jerry SWAIN ('54) shuck shrimp at the Fission Chips joint. For some reason or other seems I knew a lot of band people back then. A well deserved tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for Jerry PURKHISER ('54), to be followed by a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer by one and all. To: Jeanette DUNCAN ('54): Just hope your current husband is fully contrite and humble for causing all the trouble. Please get well soon. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR looking toward a dry day or two. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) Re: '60 in '15 ~ 55 Year Class Reunion We are just now getting organized for our 55 year class reunion. I have agreed to be chairperson, and plans are underway, with a little help from your friends. It will be held in conjunction with Club 40's Annual Event September 11th and 12th, 2015, at the Red Lion Hotel in Richland... so mark your calendars! Details and registration forms will be included in the Spring edition of the Club40 DustStorm. Our first official planning meeting was held Friday, October 17, 2014. Our energy and efforts will be directed to the Friday night reception, Saturday afternoon gathering at the Richland Community Center and the Saturday evening dinner program. Our Class does not have an existing treasury. We will be using the Alumni Sandstorm and the Club40 DustStorm as our primary communications and contact resources. We are counting on you to update your contact information in the Club 40 database. (Club40 database manager is Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Please contact me with information regarding alumni who are not in the Club 40 database or in our list from the 2010 50 year reunion. Comments, recommendations and questions regarding this event can be sent my way, too. We are looking forward to a great weekend! -Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: The Big Nine To: Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) Pretty sure the ninth member of the Big Nine was Ellensburg. I remember the Bombers beating them in the playoffs in Spokane one year (this was before the District playoff setup) 103-59. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) To goodness and wisdom we make only promises; but pain we obey! Darn did that come back to me yesterday! I started getting severe migraines when I was about 26 or so... figured "It was the BIG one, Lizabeth!!!", first one I ever had... and I've been lucky the last few years to only get the flickering lights... then gone... no numbness, no nausea, no loss of speech, no metallic taste, no pain... then yesterday, out of the blue... Dang... called the Doc this morning for some a the ol' magic spray I used to carry all the time... heading for the Hot Rod Reunion early tomorry so wanted to pick it up... when I got to the Pharmacy, she looked so sad and said "David, we had to order it... "arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... I managed to scrounge two from here and there for the trip, but I don't think I'll take it fer granted I'm "cured" any more... I completely forgot how tense they make you for a few days waiting for the "return"... so I'm sure you needed to hear that just as much as I needed to say it... .but one thing fer sher, I was shore proud of Ann BISHOP's ('56) response to the Senior Marine question the other day... Bomber Babes Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!... no matter how long my skinny lil' bod remains on this here earth, I shall remain "boot" to Ann regardless of rank... as has been said before (with far less tact as I've often heard it)... she's got more time in the chow line that I'll ever have in the Corps... and so it goes thorough out time... just as one a the b-day kids today is senior to me, so is one junior... because of my lil' trip to Bakersfield I am combining them and hers will be early, which DOES mean I always bow to Bomber-babes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dave HANTHORN ('63) and to Lyne-Marie HATCHER ('68) on your special days, October 16 and 18, 2014!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: conference To: Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) Irene- When we were in school it was the Big 8... didn't become the Big 9 until Kamiakan joined. You have all the teams listed correctly. Believe me I attended all home games and some road ones, too. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) To: Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) Irene, you got all the schools, but it was the Big 8... that's where your mind is playing the trick. You're remembering the wrong conference name... it did become the Big 9 when Kamiakin came in '72. -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Ann BISHOP ('56), Dave HANTHORN ('63) Betti AVANT ('69) Mike HOGAN and Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CRAWFORD ('71) '51 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe BOMBINO ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) (and Maren) Thanks for the explanation of "Bomber Babes". I guess I'm holding up fairly well in appearance... considering I'm 76. I just kinda thought an old missionary wouldn't be a "Babe". We are a smidge different than most. To: David RIVERS ('65) You're right. You won't ever "catch up" in age! -Ann BISHOP Ousley ( '56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) To: Bill SCOTT ('64), Betti AVANT ('69). And Brad UPTON ('71) Re: The Big Nine Sheeesh! (as Mr. Juricich used to say when someone managed to put the safe-driving car into somebody's front lawn) Where is Roger FISHBACK (?62) when you need him. Guess it's up to me to try to straighten things out for the younger kids. So pay attention, I'm only gonna do this once! In 1963 (which, besides being the Gold Medal Class year, was the last year of the, big school? 16 team State Tourney) the Big Nine schools were Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato, Davis, Eisenhower, and Ellensburg. The district playoffs were held at Eisenhower in Yakima, and in the District Championship game the Bombers beat Ellensburg 103-59 and went on to the State Tournament at Hec Edmondson Pavilion in Seattle where they finished third in the State Tourney. There were no, Regional? playoffs in those days, teams went straight to State from their District tourneys, so no games involving the Bombers were played in Spokane at the end of the season. In 1964, The WIAA "crippled" the State Tourney and instituted the "Regional" playoff system. The Big Nine remained the same as before, and once again the Bombers won the District Tourney. They then advanced to the "Regionals" in Spokane, which they won, then went on to the "shrunken" State Tournament in Seattle at the Seattle Center, where they once again finished third in the State. In 1965, they changed the league to The Big Six (Walla Walla, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Davis, and Eisenhower) The Bombers lost out in the District Tourney and didn't make it to the "Regionals" in Spokane or to State in Seattle. In the ensuing years until present the "big school" league in the Yakima Valley has undergone many name changes and membership changes, and even has been two separate leagues the past few years. If ya need any details about that, ask Roger!! Bomber Cheers, -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from a wet and cool Mercer Island, where the rainy season is upon us and we may not see the sun again for months!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Big 8 It seems too that Moses Lake and Wenatchee only joined in the fall of '66 but may be wrong with that. It was the Big 6 up to that point. We did play schools like Ellensburg and Sunnyside when it came to the playoffs before regionals in Spokane. { Hanthorn's ('63) entry this issue. -Maren] -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike HOGAN and Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Irene WALDNER Russell ('69) question about the Big Nine We looked through the 1968 to 1970 Columbians and there were only 8 teams. The big nine must have started in 1972 and included Kamiakin. { Hanthorn's ('63) entry this issue. -Maren] -Mike HOGAN and Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mike FURNER ~ Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for an Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays, an anniversary, & football today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert HINKLE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly GAINES-FRANKLIN ('84) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Phil BROTHERS ('58) & Donna THOMPSON ('58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64) Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly MONTGOMERY **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch ~ 10/11/14 -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: '64 in '14 ~ 50 Year Reunion Photo I received the pictures from our 50 YEAR class reunion yesterday and I must say that Jeff BOSTON ('64) did a fantastic job in getting them ready for us. It had to be quite a job! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick looking so like Autumn with the trees starting to change their color and the cooler temps **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: obituary for Dr. Herbert Cahn Einan's Funeral Home website. Dr. Cahn's son, Thomas, was a fellow Class of '68 graduate. -Lee BUSH ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Tiny ALLEN ~ Class of 1948 ~ 1929 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 OLD (2005) Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BAIRD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo WEBB ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred BREEDLOVE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HERTZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron POLK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg LAWSON ('71) '52 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue OBERG ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: stuff happens Thanks for all the emails on headaches... before I got that one, for a day or two I noticed my left eye was really getting bad... my lasik is now almost 15 years old so I figured it's time to have my eyes checked... the day after my headache left, my vision improved greatly so I wasn't in a big hurry... As the lead car on the trip to the Hot Rod reunion, I had time to study my vision and decided that "soon" I'll get those puppies checked. Because no one in authority could answer any of our questions regarding parking the next morning, we decided to head for Famoso drag strip at 5am to make sure we got in the grove... assuming we could still park in the grove... I stupidly accepted lead again as I've been more times than the others... there was a ton of construction going on at California and Easton where we stay so I made a wide turn so that I would miss the construction and be in the left lane for the "U" turn a block down... within mere seconds I found myself stranded on an island where I managed to slide leaving all 4 wheels off the ground... way too wide a turn and didn't see the island till Gilligan and the Skipper came up to say "Hi"... at that point, I knew my eyes are no longer working well enuff, specially at night... tho I haven't had the car on the lift yet, it appears that the only damage was cosmetic to the nose when I managed to get a guy in a truck to pull me off the island... everything seemed fine all weekend and on the drive home... tho I was a bit nervous about driving back to the motel in the dark Saturday nite after the event, we made it home this afternoon unscathed... Now common sense shooda told me it's time to have my eyes checked a while back... but hey... my right eye werks reel good... after remembering that I started wearing glasses in the 6th grade, I calculated that my lasik lasted just about as long as my real eyes did before I started wearing glasses... so it only took eye strain leading to a migraine and a little trip to the island to convince me it was time... sometimes I think a little adult supervision might not be such a bad thing... thank goodness that thought passes quickly... speaking of eyes... the b-day kid had his go waco on him a few years back, hisself... no fun at all... I think his have got a bit better... if not... beware driving in Oly if you see a bright red hot rod Mustang with white stripes headed your way... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Marine buddy, Leo WEBB ('63) on his special day, October 20, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Bobby DePalo ('76wb or '77wb - RIP) "Robert (Bobby) Michael DePalo, Jr., passed away from natural causes on October 1, 2014. He was 56 years old. Bobby was born in White Plains, New York on September 5, 1958. His family moved to Kennewick when Bobby was eight years old. In Washington, he attended elementary school in Richland, as well as, Carmichael Junior High School and Columbia High School (now Richland High). When he was a teenager, he moved back to New York and attended Westlake High School." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Cole SHOAF - Class of 1966 ~ 1945 - 2005 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra WITHERUP ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie FOSTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy FOSTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle LAUGHERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny ANGUIANO ('98) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: For all your heating problems, be your furnace old or new I think it was back in about the 4th grade when we got cable, such as it was. As the story goes it was so my Grandfather could watch the news. I really think it was so my Pop could watch the fights on Wednesday night, but regardless it was good deal for me, 'cause I got to eyeball Annette every weeknight at 5pm on the Mickey Mouse Club. Come the weekend, no Mickey Mouse Club but my dad gained a certain amount of glee watching little kids make fools of themselves. Starlit Stairwy was on KXLY, Channel 4, the same channel as Annette. His predilection probably explains why he gave the OK to my mom for me to take tap dancing lessons, but I'll save that for another time. Now for those of you too young or too old to remember Starlit Stairway it was a talent show sponsored by the Boyle Fuel Company. Their jingle, "When you need coal or oil, call Boyle, Fairfax 8- 1521", still rings thru my memory.. I always thought it was "KOHLER OIL", and did until I was in my mid thirties. This catchy little ditty was sung in very tight two part harmony by the "Boyle Fuel Twins", in various flavors, for about 20 or so years. They changed them out every year or so or when either one of them stood taller than four feet. Some years ago I was sworn to secrecy when I learned that a couple of the girls had tried to pass themselves off as "twins", to get into "Show Biz". I can't, won't and shouldn't make their identity public, but let's just say that maybe, just maybe some of us might know them. Some wise Sage once waxed, "No coincidences no stories". That being said, what are the chances that the song got stuck in my head, the day before the birthday of the Sisters Foster, Connie from the CMC'63 and Lucy from the Card Table Class of '65. Happy Birthday girls may your birthday cakes glow in the night sky like Krakatoa. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: '64 in '14 ~ 50 YEAR Class reunion CD: I just called and talked to someone about the status of our 50 year reunion class CD. He told me that they would be shipped out mid week or so next week. They weren't quite ready as yet. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick the wind is coming up and it's getting cloudy once again. Perfect for a walk. I just got back from one. It's suppose to rain later on I guess. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Island You write that you, "didn't see the island till Gilligan and the Skipper came up to say 'Hi'." Now that just can't be. The only two people on the island still alive are Ginger and Mary Ann. As the Skipper would say "Little Buddy, If Ginger and Mary Ann look like Gilligan and me, you really do need to get your eyes checked!" -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ OK, I will answer the question that has been around for ages; well 50 years anyway. Which would you rather be marooned on the island with, Ginger or Mary Ann? Mary Ann of course, the former Miss Nevada knows how to cook. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber twins rule ahhhhhhhhhhhh one a my favorite times today... those cute Bomber- babe twins are celebrating their b-days again... now this is one a those I gotta be reel careful with cuz as you all know, one of these dolls didn't grageate with her twin sister and for babes that's not cool as it is with Mr. ADAIR ('65-67)... I'm told that babes don't sit around repeating classes so they can't check out new crops of Bomber-dudes year after year... so I gotta play up the fact that she is as cute today as she was inna day and "has a great personality"... for some reason she doesn't usually show up at the '63 "eating chowder with a girl inna red sweater named Carol" as her sister does... which reminds me, I prolly shoulda given much more fan fare to Leo WEBB ('63) turning seven-oh yesterday, as he is the one who makes the reservation for that date with Carol and I wanna make sure I getta good seat at the big kids' table for that event... maybe this year I'll find out who this babe, Carol is... it doesn't help to look for the chick inna red sweater as most all of them are wearing red sweaters and I know most all their names and it ain't Carol... corse that could be her middle name or maybe a nick name... maybe this year I'll break out in "Oh Carol, I am butta fool, Darling I love you tho you treat me cruel... " and see if anybody treats me cruel... maybe it's Carole SLEDGE ('63), but then that seams kinda unfair to just name her and not the other Bomber-babes in red sweaters... oh me oh my... and then I gotta be sure to have new glasses by December so I can see Carol and alla other Bomber-babes there, which is not to suggest that I don't wanna see alla guys, like Pitts ('63) who is having a birthday very soon... specially if he actually drives the Caddy this year... hope they have some I like, such as my cheaters that I like very much... cuz when I got my first pair the choices were kinda slim... not sure why I didn't get Buddy Holly horn rims back then cept they woulda made my face look lika owl... so I ended up getting "Malcolm X" glasses which I didn't like much... wonder if he liked them or his mom made him get them... funny, years later I got the same frames in sun glasses and liked them... well, maybe I'm stressing too much over this and should just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Connie ('63) and Lucy ('65) FOSTER on your special day, October 21, 2014!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GROUELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha SAUCIER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Tiny ALLEN ('48-RIP) A sigh of hurt at Duane's passing. There are a number of pleasant things that pass through one's life and Tiny was one of them. We went way back. When I was in the Army in 1946 I brought home a '26 Dodge and left it in Richland. Almost every kid in Richoand drove the damn thing and Tiny was one of them. One fun thing was to drive downhill on Lee, and just as you arrived at the stadium pull the Dodge off the road, and over that big drop, which we called "The Leap". Everyone including the girls in the rumble seat would scream, as the car landed at the bottome with a thud. No modern auto could take such a jolt. Tiny was part of a crew of kids who met at a house near the school between Thayer and Long. They included Jackie DAVIS, Jerry WILLIS, Bob KRAUSE, Bud Willis (Jerry's older brother) and others. They sort of worked on old cars, and dressed the part. I believe they were all in the Class of 1948 except Bud (NAB but a neat guy anyway). They stood around and enjoyed themselves and their flatulence, which they sometimes lit. They are all gone now... sigh, and I miss them a lot. See Ya later, Duane, -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of 1945) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: "Van" VanDUSEN ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim WATTS ('54). Linda REINING ('64) Pam EHINGER ('67), Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie RICHMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ECKERT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark O'TOOLE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'NEIL ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Van VanDUSEN ('52) Re: Tiny ALLEN (?48-RIP) I just read Dick McCOY's ('45) message about Tiny passing. I have many pleasant memories of Tiny. Way back in the year of 1946 I met Tiny and we became friends and we became good buddies. And in 1947 I got kicked out of high school, and Tiny asked me what am I going to do now. I told him that I was going to join the Army Air Force and that's what I did. And when I got out of the service in 1950 came back to Richland. I got in touch with Tiny. He got me into jalopy racing. He and I did that for about two years. We and other work on old cars and hot rods. In 1950 I went back to high school and finished in 1952. In 1952 when I graduated I left for Southern California. Then back in 1969 I moved back to the Tri-Cities. Over the years I got in touch with Tiny. I saw Tiny about three months ago, to show him my new hot Rod. It seems like they are going away. I am going to miss him a lot. See Ya later, Tiny. -"Van" VanDUSEN ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) One certainly hopes that the Junior Gyrene (aka "Tooter") has taken this time to get his eyeballs re-calibrated. They may be called upon to serve again. Or, at least, get him to the Olympia "clambake". Not that he's really needed there, but it seems to be his duty to crash parties of upper classmen/women/persons (you pick the pc term). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are thinking that the hurricane/tropical storm that brushed Hawaii may sent its remnants here by next week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: "Tiny" ALLEN ('48-RIP) It was sad to hear about the passing of Duane "Tiny" Allen. Duane got the nickname Tiny because in high school he weighed in over 300 pounds. When we were in high school we were having a blow out beer party in a two bedroom prefab in Richland when it was raided by the cops. I ran into one of the bedrooms and was going to crawl out the window. When I got in the room I looked at the only window and Tiny was stuck in it half way through. I tried to push him out and that just made things worse. He told me to pull him out so I pulled him till he was loose. I then ran over and crawled into the tiny closet that prefabs had. Tiny ran over and tried to climb in with me but he couldn't get the door all the way closed so he just held it tight. The cops came in and said, "All right, whoever's in there come on out." Tiny responded by saying, "There ain't no one in here but us mothballs." The cops started laughing and they couldn't stop. They enjoyed it so much they let us go. I'll miss Tiny and his wonderful sense of humor. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Hey, Pappy (George SWAN ('59)), how are the elves? I miss hearing about their antics. Miss hearing about your antics, too. *grin* been way too long since you have delighted us with their escapades. "What's up, buttercup"? *grin*... fill us in, please. Re: USMC My 19-year old grandson is officially a "gyrene/jarhead"... he was sworn in, Monday, at the recruiter's office in Bakersfield, CA... then was driven down to Camp Pendleton (San Diego, CA) to start boot camp... won't be home til the middle of January... will be the first time he has been away from home for the holidays... will be hard not to have him "home" for Christmas, but he will be "out" in time for his 20th birthday... he "graduates" the 16th of January and his birthday is the 17th. *grin* I am proud of him for following his dream (has wanted to be a Marine since he was a little kid) and carrying on a long tradition of military men in our family. I am sure my dad (RIP) is "popping his buttons", knowing that a great-grandson followed in his footsteps and became a Marine... he's the only one to choose that "branch of the military". Way to go, Kevin... "Semper Fi". -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Birthday for Ron POLK ('66) in the 10/20/14 Sandstorm Are there 2 Ron POLKs? I knew a Ron (Ronny) POLK that was in the class of '68. Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: Old original "Sandstorm" issues from 1965-66 & 1966-67 I did some overdue house cleaning. I came across the following which I had saved from school. Does anyone or does anyone know anyone who would like the original "Sandstorm" school newspapers for: 1965-66 issues 1-10, 15-19 & 24-25; and, 1966-67 issues 1-14, 15-16 & 'Senior Sandstorm' I also have a special school paper: "Tri-City Hairoiled" Vol. 23. Richland, Washington, March 32, 1967, No. 13 (notice the date). [that's the 1967 April Fools' issue. -Maren] It looks like it was put together by Mike LONERGAN ('67) & Paul WELLMAN ('67). It contains spoof articles such as "Language Wing May De-Annex" regarding a petition to have the Language Building de-annexed from the rest of the school. If you're interested, contact me via e-mail and I can arrange to get them to you. -Lee BUSH ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David HOKANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve RECTOR ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy NACKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul CHARETTE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Life can be fun...and then. Well, I hope I have the correct address for this post. It has been a trying couple of days om the ol' internet?my AOL has been totally screwed up and it seems to have given some of my other programs problems too... in any event I spent an hour or more with a tech, who was great to work with, but I still seem to have a way to go... She said I had a bazillion emails saved on my computer... Huh? Apparently if you don't delete stuff it stays on there or something... I'm not sure but she said I had about 6000 in mails and 4000 sent... Crap... what do I know... I just read them... and send them... so anyway she says my AOL finally just got ticked off and whhhooosh... we'll see... I am deleting as we speak and sending this from my work email because to try and send from AOL would take way more time than I'd like to spend... each task is like ten minutes... like just opening an email... I can go smoke, check the snail mail... maybe fill up with gas and a few other things before it opens... how was I to know this stuff... geeeeez... so here I am trying to say an HB to one a my favorite rock 'n' rollers with one hand and delete delete delete with the other... I know you know that's not Zackery correct cuz you know I'm not that talented... but you get the picture... Oh I also need to update my "Malwarebytes" on both computers but everything I try it almost finishes then says it can't finish... this is getting very old... very... Oh crap, now I know I can't do two things at once... I just deleted an email from DMV to renew a plate on a car... crap crap crap... so I just looked on recently deleted and it soesn't show anything... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on your special day, October 24, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: Old Sandstorm issues for 1965-66 & 1966-67 Thank you for the interest. Four (4) Bombers have experienced interest in receiving the papers. At this time, only these Bombers will be considered for the papers! -Lee BUSH ('68) ~ West Richland - where it is... well, it is still West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara FRANCO ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) To: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: RHS (Col-Hi) Sandstorm issues I have a full set of 1948-49 Sandstorm issues, the year I was the sports editor along with Ray KING ('49-RIP). What's going on? I might be interested in giving them up. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) ~ from Grover Beach, CA, please send water **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62)' Re: PDX-Vancouver Lunch Saturday, October 11, with the weather cooling down and the rain in Portland coming soon, we had another great day of visits and stories of growing up in Richland. Again we were at Beaches Restaurant on the River in Vancouver with 14 story-telling Bombers & guests. Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) and Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) recalled some of the conspiracies they had heard about that occurred in the late '40s and through the '50s regarding the secrecy of the project in the AREA. Ferna and Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) continued their reunion from the last lunch in September. This time Donni brought a photo album with pictures of Ferna Sue and the pony that they both rode when they were kids. Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) and Tony Siegmund (Guest), and Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) and Gary Dunphy (spouse) shared some stories and got caught up with what's going on in their lives. Don FUNDERBURG ('63) and Tali Funderburg (spouse) enjoyed the visits. Thanks Don for taking photos for us. Don has mastered Photo Shop with photo editing and manipulation, and he claims that he can make me look young again. You'll notice the little Halloween art that Don added to our photos this time. Bill SCOTT ('64) and Cherrie TEMPERO Scott ('64) shared a table with Susan LEDINGHAM Bayley ('64) and Janice VARVEL VanDomelen ('64) and had some great discussions. They were all very appreciative of the gang in Richland that organized their 50 year reunion in August. They specifically mentioned Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) as one of the primary organizers. This time Bill SCOTT brought some books to sell and I bought two signed copies. Thanks Bill for the delivery that saved me money in shipping, and the special Bomber price. Thanks to all that came to the lunch. We, Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Linda Hemphill (spouse and honorary Bomber) always enjoy these gatherings. Our next gathering is scheduled for December 6th. Mark and SAVE that date on your calendar for our Christmas gathering. We'll send details later. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally SHEERAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran BARKER ('64) COLLEGE FOOTBALL:(10/25/14) LSU 10 - Ole Miss, 7 (final)- GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) for Secretary Now that's some set of minutes Mr. HEMPHILL ('62) gave the other day. Either he takes good notes or he has a much better memory than I... So how 'bout we vote him in as Bomber Secretary... all in favor raise your hands... oh, as you can see, I recovered my AOL... only a few thousand old emails to go and my mailbox will be as empty as my head... if you sent me an email and I didn't respond it is because I got way over exuberant in pushing "delete"... hey it was a new experience... just got carried away... but I did discover why my mailbox has been so full... there is a little group I email every day... but we don't just email every day... it is more like every 20 minutes... as I ONLY email from my computer, I can leave for an hour and have two hours worth of emails in my box to which to respond when I return... dang... those people who can email from their phones can be very prolific... by the way... gotta call from Gus KEENEY ('57) letting me know that the tornado that went thru Longview missed Jack's ('65) house by just this much... OK... would you believe by this much... oh forget it... Wanna Walnetto? I hafta take my car in for an alignment after my Bakersfield fiasco so I can head for my ol' L.A. Roadster buddy's memorial next Friday and would prefer not to need new tires upon my return... we plan to hit the Donut Derelicts at Adams and Magnolia in Rick MADDY's ('67) stomping grounds at 6am before going to the Memorial... our Donut Delinquents is a spin off of that group... but we've only been meeting about 15 years instead of since 1958 as they have... Rick usually meets me there but has a prior engagement with a buncha Marines so he may not be able to stop over... Now today we gotta famous mom of a famous kid and the sister of that heart throb Bomber-babe, Katie ('61),... Oh be still my heart... havin' her b-day. I'd give her a birthday kiss but Wasilla is a fer piece from Las Vegas so this'll hafta do... trivia... When daughter, Sarah, (b-day girl's Sarah not my Sarah) was the Mayor... who was the first kid to get a ticket after they got their radar gun (yes gun... not guns)... give up? It was our own lil' Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65)... true story... According to the b-day girl tho, she is pretty sure she got the second one... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sally SHEERAN ('58), on your special day, October 26, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ray LOESCHER ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER '53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Jack GARDINER ('61), Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn SCHUCHART ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: My brother Ray LOESCHER ('57-RIP) Yesterday's Sandstorm Memorial featured Ray LOESCHER... my precious younger brother... my only sibling. His prostate cancer turned aggressive and invaded his bones. Raised as a Christian, he was prepared to die, and he never lost his sense of humor. Not only did he pre-arrange and pay for every detail regarding the disposition of his body (and his equally-Christian wife's, when her turn comes), but he wrote a tongue-in-cheek funeral sermon for his pastor to deliver at the Celebration of Life. It begins, "I never thought I'd live to see this day, and I didn't!" I'll be in Tumwater listening to his words on Tuesday, crying and smiling at the same time. Love is Eternal, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) So glad to hear that "Tooter" (aka Junior Gyrene) has been restored to the good graces of AOL. The world can now rest for a moment. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the walnut tree and the wind have knocked down the chimney; but not to worry, it is not in use. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) This past week spent 3 days in Lincoln City, OR. Belong to a local senior organization in the Tri-Cites, called Rambling Rovers. Earlier this month we spent a week in South Dakota... a great time in both places. The Oregon coast might be the most picturesque in the country. On the Oregon trip were 12 Bombers:.Betty BELL ('51), Nancy BROWNING ('52), Marilyn DeVINE ('52), Larry BRUGGEMAN ('54), Jim ANDERSON (57), Pat JONES ('59), Jack GARDINER ('61), Janet TYLER ('61), Verna JONES ('62), Vicki JONES ('63), Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63), and Diann Davis ('65). -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Thanks, but no thanks To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber Secretary. Not a secretary, just a reporter. It's kinda fun to roam around the room and discuss stuff with other Bombers, and even eaves drop on a few conversations and then make up whatever I want to tell, just like the real reporters do it. I'm banking on most of my Bomber friends forgetting what they said so I can get away with saying what I want. Hey, Rivers, I'll be in Las Vegas in three weeks for about a week, so perhaps we can get together and make up some more stories to share with our memory challenged Bomber family. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May WANN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BERGAM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CORDER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: HORSE SENSE Did you know that.... If you wish to import a horse into the United States from Liberia or any African country other than Morocco, the horse needs to undergo a 60 day quarantine period at a USDA approved quarantine facility prior to mingling with the general population of horses in this country. Africa has a disease called AFRICAN HORSE SICKNESS that does not exist in the USA and this is the way we have kept it out of this country. African Horse Sickness does not cause disease in people, only horses and our government has determined that it would be devastating to the US horse industry if it were to come here. The United States, and virtually all other countries, require a myriad of tests AND OFTEN QUARANTINE where needed, prior to bringing in a foreign animal. Further, you can't legally cross state lines in the United States with a horse or cow without a health certificate signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian stating that the animal has been inspected and found free of infectious disease. In most cases blood tests are also required. In fact, you can't legally cross the Snake River and ride your horse in Idaho without a health certificate and a negative blood test for Equine Infectious Anemia. Aren't you relieved that the United States of America, the States of Idaho and Washington, as well as the other 48 states take the health of our livestock so seriously, and that we have an excellent record of keeping foreign animal diseases out of our country? I, for one, am happy to do my part to maintain bio-security in our animal population. Just sayin'... -John ALLEN ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Rex HUNT ('53) Mike CLOWES ('54), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Tom ALBERT ('69), Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) To: Anna May WANN ('49) Happy, happy, Birthday, Anna May; how come you look younger as I get older? Love ya, Richard. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: response to MR. ALLEN ('66) preventive animal diseases Now if they could come up with one that at least slows the spread of stupid. HUMANS are so susceptible... -Rex HUNT ('53) ~ In lovely downtown Hanford, CA who's major import is stupid **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Gadfrey! Blew another one. All this excitement about "Tooter" getting tangled up with AOL has gotten me lost in time or some other place. Yesterday was the birthday of a Bomber Babe whom I happen to know through Club 40 and I missed it. My bad, as some would say. A belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order for Anna May WANN ('49). We know her better as Ann Thompson, but then people change names all the time. Hope you had a good day and didn't get too wet. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are having a field day in trying to outguess one another on the amount of rain that will fall. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: John ALLEN ('66) Re: HORSE SENSE Is it just me??? Every time in the last few weeks when some government official gets up and says "There is no cause for concern." etc., etc., etc. I am always reminded of that movie "Airplane" when Leslie Nielsen starts talking to the passengers telling them "There is no reason to panic," etc., etc., etc., and while he is talking his nose keeps getting longer and longer. (I looked up that clip up on YouTube to be sure the quote was correct) It has been some time since I last saw "Airplane" but it is a remake of the 1957 movie "Zero Hour!" which I did watch within the last year. "Zero Hour!" is a more serious move while "Airplane" is a slapstick comedy, but it was surprising how many scenes were reused in "Airplane," and I am pretty sure the Doctor reassuring (lying to) the passengers is one of them. . . . just wondering if anyone else had the same thought. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Cooling off really quick here in the Tri-Cities **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom ALBERT ('69) Re: Blaine HOPKINS ('69-RIP) Written by Chris MARSHALL Hopkins ('69) for the Sandstorm: It is with deep sadness that I wanted to let all of you know that my husband and best friend, Blaine, passed away Monday morning, October 27 at 10:30am. Blaine experienced a massive brain cell bleed last Saturday and lost consciousness. He never experienced any pain and he went home surrounded by the physical and/or "wish-we-were-there" love of family and friends. Blaine will be laid to rest at a grave side service on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Einans's Highway 240 and the ByPass Highway, Richland at 1pm and the grave site (lot 178A in the Peace Garden) is located across from the pond on the corner. Look for the lonely swan! Any questions... please contact Jackie MARSHALL ('75) If you wish to send condolences, contact Jackie and she will give you Chris' address/phone number. Please forward this information on to anyone who might want to know about Blaine. -Tom ALBERT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: Horse Sense I'm a little confused about yesterday's entry, so I thought I might reply to Horse Sense: Did you know that... Horses defecate whenever, wherever they feel like it and then walk through their own mess? Did you also know they also urinate whenever, wherever they feel like as well? Did you know that there are no labor laws concerning how much, or how hard you work a horse? Did you know in order to make a horse run faster or obey an order, that you can strike a horse with a stick or rod? Did you know that if a horse is injured while performing slave labor that you can just shoot it? Did you know that in many parts of the world people consume horse meat? Aren't you glad that we treat humans better than we treat horses? -Brad UPTON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Blaine HOPKINS ~ Class of 1969 ~ 1950 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Patti COLE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti COLE Pierce ('52) We want to wish our sister Karen ('55) a very Happy Birthday!! You are the best sister we could ever have and also the best "Cruise Director" in the world. Waiting for you to let us know about our next "Sisters Week" for next year. Thank you for being the cute, generous, fun loving sister we all can count on for anything we need. We love you!!! Barbara ('50), Patti ('52), Judie & Jackie ('63), and Johnny ('66). -Patti COLE Pierce ('52) ~ Richland where the trees are in beautiful colors and falling too fast to keep them raked up!! There's a nip of late fall/early winter in the air. Love it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It is, again, time to tip the ol' propeller beanie. This time in honor of a Bomber Babe of my passing acquaintance from back in the day. By passing, I meant we passed in the "hallowed halls"; whether we spoke to each other or not depends on who is telling this story. Which means, that it is now time for a very hearty "Happy Birthday!" from one and all for Karen COLE ('55) on this, her 20th birthday. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rain has abated (for the moment). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, November 1 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: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Gym Floor Plaque by Ernie LANGEVIN ('73) From: Theresa LANGEVIN Woehle ('05) Hey Bombers! My dad, [Ernie LANGEVIN ('73)], made those awesome wooden plaques Gary [BEHYMER ('64)] posted [on Facebook] out of the wood floor from the old RHS girls gym! Each plaque is made out of the original 1944 "Columbia High School" (RHS) gymnasium floor, and measures 22.5"x10". Each plaque is engraved with a poem as if the gym floor is telling a story of its life, and each has a hanger on the back so you can display it proudly! He only had enough wood to make 25 plaques and there are a limited amount left, so message me if you'd like to purchase one. $150 each plaque and we can ship them to you if need be for a little extra. A VERY cool gift for any Bomber - especially those who played sports in the girls gym. Christmas is right around the corner! Ernie's email: -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I can see I can see just like a real boy!!!!!!!!!! But I must say, I had no idea how bad my eyes had become in the last 15 years since lasik... I must also sat, that I shoulda got bifocals and didn't. As I have relied on cheaters for up close all this time, my little pea brain did not fully grasp the need to have up close built into my new glasses... I shoulda realized, as I had trifocals when I had the lasik done. Now to get used to wearing glasses on the bridge of my nose steada on the tip is gonna take a little time. So for alla Bomber-babes who scolded me bout my eyes after I told on myself... I was a gooooooooooooooood boy... and can now feel much better about driving... especially at night... did you know that streets have little signs that actually tell their names? It's true... no more guessing... I'm sure the b-day kids today would never let things get that bad... I mean one of them hasta see that basket onna backboard so he can put that b-ball inna hoop... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Karen COLE ('55) and Ray STEIN ('64 Number 10 in your playbook) on your special day, October 30, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) Re: Blaine HOPKINS ('69-RIP) I was shocked and saddened to hear about Blaine's sudden passing. The Class of '69 is short one great guy. My thoughts & prayers are with Chris. -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Dolores MOODY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex DAVIS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob MATTSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HARSHMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil COLLINS ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Celebration of Life for Ray LOESCHER ('57-RIP) Ray's Celebration of Life at Westwood Baptist Church in Tumwater, WA was exceptionally long but never boring. About 150 attended, and 25-30 friends and family stood up, took the microphone and shared memories, funny things he said and did, and the many Christian services he had given others... such as paint churches, help seniors file taxes and get coverage for medical care, sit with dying neighbors and encourage down-and-outers at the mission. His three children sang "Amazing Grace" like a trio of angels. The pastor read the funeral speech Ray had written for him, and added dozens of personal memories, scriptures and music. At the end of the service, the pastor placed in Gayle's arms a bouquet of roses from Ray, ordered two months before he died. Romantic Ray had sung "Tea for Two" to her on their first date, and Gayle wanted "Tea for Two" played on the overhead video as a fitting closure. Ray wanted me to tell you that he regretted skipping Club 40 activities in his later life. When he finally made up his mind to attend my 60-year reunion with Club 40, he was amazed at how much fun I was having. He was very sad that several of his closest Bomber friends passed away before he could see them. Of course, he phoned and wrote messages, but he truly wanted to meet in the flesh. He urged everyone to include Club 40 in their plans, and I couldn't agree more heartily. Blessings... Joy, love and peace, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey! Boys and girls! It's time for another tip of the ol' propeller beanie. Yep, yet another Bomber is celebrating a birthday today. Seems like I've know him forever, but really only since I got hooked up with Club 40. That would be that he is a "senior" Bomber, but one who transcends all ages and classes. Let us now have a very hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Rex DAVIS ('49). Fortunately, he's not old enough to have his name mentioned by Willard Scott (yet). On another note, glad to hear that the Junior Gyrene (aka "Tooter") got his eyeballs re-calibrated. Does this mean he can now read all the fine print in those legal documents he originated? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers aren't sure if the trick-or-treaters will get wet tonight. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dolores MOODY Stewart ('60) Re: Brad UPTON ('74) Yesterday I picked up a section of the Arizona Republic newspaper and much to my delight I found a very nice article about Brad. Congratulations. Good press is always welcome I'm sure. -Dolores MOODY Stewart ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: SNAFU People who know me know that when I say I'm gonna do something... I do it... that's that... so several weeks ago when Sally Stewart announced she was having a memorial for her husband, long time LA Roadster member, Jack, a bunch of us who knew Jack and Sally well decided this was one we couldn't miss... it was an RSVP deal near Buena Park so I made all the RSVPs and, as we would have time to run to the Donut Derelicts made all the reservations a few minutes from Adams and Magnolia so we could pop over, come back to the room and spiffy up a bit (not a lot... just a bit... well button shirts mainly)... all well and good... One of the stripers is having his Van displayed in the SEMA show so he was driving from Ohio... I map quested everything so I wouldn't pull my normal "where are we?" stunt and have been ready to go all week... so today... one by one, the guys started dropping out to the point that there were two of us left... I canceled all but two reservations and gave the other guy the opt out... I'm going I told him... I was not able to see Jack since January when he was signing a book about his lost '41 Ford wild custom he had prolly 60 years ago which had been found in Denmark, restored and was shown at the Grand National Roadster Show... He was in the hospital during this L.A. Roadster Show and I sent a card with one of the members that was heading for the hospital... Jack was an avid collector of pin stripe panels, according to an article the other day, he had 69 beautiful panels... the stripers either loved Jack or they hated him... ya see... he collected but he wanted them for free... most gave them gladly... Magoo, who was supposed to ride with me, gave him one several years back, as did Michelle... Michelle's was very special... long before Jack's '41 Ford was found I was helping her get a suitable subject for Jack's panel... she didn't want what everyone else had done... I happened across a picture of his '41 Ford and she painted the car and striped around it... it was magnificent... when she presented it to Jack (again long before the car was found) he exclaimed: "That's MY car!"... by golly, I'm gonna give Sally a big hug and let her know how much I will miss the two of them (she won't be coming to shows by herself I am sure)... I know that's way more information than you needed but I hadda say it... I am very disappointed in the guys who flaked out and now I've blown off steam and can let it go... I need to do a bit of a group hug as I won't be able to send in a post for Saturday and we gotta Bomber-babe who will be celebrating that day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rex DAVIS ('49), Bobby "Tuna" MATTSON ('64) on 10/31/14 and Micki LUND ('63) on 11/1/14 your special days!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2014 ~ November, 2014