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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ November, 2014
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/14 ~ FALL BACK 11/2 (tomorrow) at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MEFFORD ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy WILLOX ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Micki LUND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dianne TERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat THRAPP ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here we are the day after All Hallows Eve (which would make it All Saints Day) and the big time change is just around the corner (2 AM Sunday). It is once again time to tip the ol' propeller beanie to a Bomber friend and fellow classmate. About the onliest thing marring the day is the fact that his wife fell a while back and broke something. I would trust that she is all right and he can take her out to dinner at some nice place other than the Tahitian. Maybe. Let's have a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Jim MEFFORD ('54). He should have several more left to go. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR recovering from the "terrors" of last night. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) Happy Birthday, Judy... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/14 ~ NOT - FALL BACK at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for an Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BEAULIEU ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOWIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita JOHNSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ROE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich JACOBS ('75) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Margaret EHRIG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve DENLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jesse MALLORY ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I must be getting old and forgetful. In all the excitement of springing back or falling forward or leaping aside of time changes I dun, plumb forgot a Bomber Babe's birthday. I don't know how that can be. I don't the her number of years is important (f.y.i.: she's 23); but the remembrance of the day is important. A very fanciful tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order, even though late, for Norma LOESCHER ('53) [on 11/2]. She is a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance from back in the days when we tread the boards of the auditorium in "One Foot in Heaven". And, we also worked on the "Sandstorm", briefly for my part. And then there was Club 40 and a re-connection. So, fill your lungs with air for the hearty "Happy Birthday!" shout out. And I do wish her many more with the thought of happy days being ahead. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are saying we might have a sunny and dry week end coming up. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is on the horizon so there is time for us all to get together once more on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Bring any other Bomber from any class or just bring a friend, everyone is welcome. It is the same day was the West Richland Veteran's Day Parade so come prepared for a crowd in town. WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 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 ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Susan BOND Atkins ~ Class of 1976 ~ 1957 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/14 ~ VOTE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), John BRUNTLETT ('54) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Betti AVANT ('69) Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul WEICHEL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karyn GROB ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Betti & Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darren McINTYRE ('82) BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Dunton (former Carmichael Teacher) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) This coming Saturday, November 8th, my kids are having an Open House party to celebrate my 80th Birthday. I'm hoping some of my Bomber friends will come and have some cake and visit with us. DATE: Saturday, November 8 WHERE: Richland Community Center TIME: 12:30 to 2:30. (PLEEESE, no gifts. My house is too full already!) (On Saturday, I will have had a whole 24 hours of seeing what it feels like to be 80. People tell me it's not so bad!) -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in sometimes rainy, sometimes sunny Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John BRUNTLETT ('54) Re: Birthday Wishes Happy Birthday to my cousins, Betti AVANT and Robert AVANT ('69) -John BRUNTLETT ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Daylight Savings Time I'm reminded of an old Indian saying that I had on my computer until I changed computers! -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Happy birthday, bro. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Here's wishing you health & happiness! A big Happy Birthday to Betti! -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54), Ann BISHOP ('56) Gus KEENEY ('57), Roger GRESS ('61) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles COX ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CAMERON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curtis GUNTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gerald STEIN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Bill Dunton's Birthday [11/4] Happy birthday to Bill Dunton... a great teacher and a good friend. I hope you have many more. -Jim WATTS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Daylight Savings Time I LOVE the quote! It fits SO well. -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ~ where it is unseasonably warm in TK (Texarkana, AR) Mid 70s today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Bill Dunton's Birthday [11/4] Sorry Bill. You snuck another one By me, Bill!!!!!!!! May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: Curtis GUNTER ('61) Happy Birthday, Curtis ... and many more. -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Vodka Sauce Any Bomber cooks out there?? OK, so I was looking for Alfredo sauce and found Vodka Sauce in the area with the Alfredo sauce and Marinara sauce... and now I just GOTTA KNOW... Anybody ever HEARD of this??? If so, what should I do with it? -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Pam ROBINSON ('61) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Kathy RATHVON ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Toby WHEELER ('65-'66) Rick MADDY ('67), Julie SMYTH ('69wb) Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky RULON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Vodka Sauce To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Hey, Maren. Vodka sauce recipes have been around since the dark ages (almost) and there must be 7 gazillion variations. Basically it is a tomato-based pasta sauce laced with vodka. I've also seen it served over chicken, etc. However, I really think it is a waste of vodka! My favorite "vodka sauce" is 1 part vodka, 2 parts gin, 1 part dry vermouth stirred (not shaken) in ice, then poured into a chilled glass with a lemon twist and green olive. 'Tis called a martini. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ settling in to our new home in balmy Richland Go Bombers! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) Re: Vodka Sauce To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Maren, where have you been? Vodka sauce is tomato sauce with about a cup of vodka in it, along with some cream and herbs. It's quite delicious and is served in every Italian restaurant in America as "penne alla vodka". Easy to make at home, better than jarred. -Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Vodka Sauce To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) For heaven sakes, Maren, drink the sauce. -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Vodka Sauce? Yup. I understand it's good with shrimp. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) ~ from cloudy Bellevue and where yesterday's commute set a record for length of time. 2.5 hours from Everett to Seattle **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Vodka Sauce So many responses... the one from Jeanie WALSH ('63) is the best. Here are a few that were sent to me personally (not to the Sandstorm): 1. It is an Italian sauce made with tomatoes (some times cream is added) and it is used on pasta. Check "Allrecipies" and they have several uses for it. 2. Vodka sauce is a creamy version of a type of marinara and is great on pasta. Try it, you'll like it! 3. Yep, I've heard of 'Vodka Sauce', but never tried it. You can use it in any receipt that call for pasta sauce, especially chicken. Darned 'puter won't let me send to the Sandstorm today, so I used your address. 4. Vodka sauce is just a yummy tomato pasta sauce. Better with penne pasta rather than spaghetti. Here's an easy recipe = Add one cup vodka to a large jar of marinara sauce and simmer for 30 minutes; then add 1/2 cup heavy cream and heat through, then stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan until melted and smooth. Add 1 pound cooked penne, and top with more Parmesan. 5. Well make it and see if you like it!! Then let us know how it tastes!! BOMBERS RULE! Good thing I bought some when I saw it on the grocery store shelf... I don't drink enough to have any vodka readily available. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ` Gretna, LA where gas is $2.79/gal. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Toby WHEELER Davis ('65-'66) Re: Vodka Sauce To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Maren, Vodka sauce is one of my family's very favorite pasta sauces. I make it all of the time and it's delicious, we lived in Rome for 3 years and this recipe is one to 'die for'. I often serve it at dinner parties, and it's always devoured... and yes, it has cup of vodka in it [I think the off-the-shelf version that I bought does NOT have real vodka in it... How yummy can it be? -Maren] -Toby WHEELER Davis ('65-'66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Vodka Sauce To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Maren, I have been sauced on vodka a few times, but that must be something different. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Julie SMYTH Moss ('69wb) Re: Vodka Sauce To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Maren, Maren, Maren! Use it the same as you would Alfredo or Marinara. However, I would recommend Monjuni's Pomodori. [MY little sister, the cook!! Thanks. -Maren] -Julie SMYTH Moss ('69wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) Re: Vodka Sauce To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Maren, Pittsburgh has a number of eateries that serve a vodka sauce. Just make a good marinara sauce and add in cream and vodka to taste. Makes a nice pink colored sauce for pasta. Half a cup of vodka in a pot of sauce to maybe a cup. Half n half or heavy cream till the red is pink. Serve over penne, rigatoni, etc. Mix in some nice sweet and hot sausage and change your name to Vinny. -Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Phil BARR ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WEAVER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack CLARK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie SMYTH ('69wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wanda WITTEBORT Shukay ('53) To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Vodka Sauce 4. easy recipe = Add one cup vodka to a large jar of marinara sauce and simmer for 30 minutes; then add 1/2 cup heavy cream and heat through, then stir in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan until melted and smooth. Add 1 pound cooked penne, and top with more Parmesan. {-MAVH] Maren - the store jar vodka sauces are terrible after you have eaten the homemade. Use your recipe in the Number 4 you posted. Sounds really yummy. I know you will love it. Use lots of Parmeasan at the end. Heavy on calories tho. -Wanda WITTEBORT Shukay ('53) I've made it and frozen a couple of quarts, but it also doesn't freeze well. Must be the heavy cream doesn't like being frozen. I make all my marinara sauces and keep quarts in the freezer. The store bought marinara has too much sugar. We love pasta at my house, and my son makes it fresh. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 - DustStorm folding We will be folding and mailing the Fall Club40 DustStorm on Monday, November 10th at the 3 Margaritas restaurant in Richland at 1:00 PM. Any Club 40 member is welcome to come join us. You don't have to be a Board member to be active in the things done by Club 40, so if you are available, drop in and see if you can help!! We always have a lot of fun, too!! Also, a reminder that dues of $10 per Bomber are due in January to continue to be a member and receive your copy of the twice a year Dust Storm newsletter. You don't want to miss getting your Spring copy that has in it, the application for our annual meeting/dinner celebration in September. Hope to see you there! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54). Club 40 President ~ in Pasco where it is cooling down. Wish it would stay in the 60s all winter!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Vodka sauce: hic! Hey, it's time for a double tip of the ol' propeller beanie. One for a Bomber Babe and the other for a Bomber. Both of whom I know through Club 40, although I do remember her from school. So, in order of seniority, let's have hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) and Dan HAGGARD ('57). Live long and prosper. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for warm, dry weather for the next few days. Yeah, right. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Unusual Martini recipe. I would not have thought to mix Vodka with Gin and for my taste, the mere presence of Dry Vermouth in the pantry is enough. I chill the glass, rinse it with Pernod and shake the excess out of the glass. If the opportunity comes up I would welcome a sampling session, Maren to be included for sure. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Vodka Sauce With all the cooking I have done over the years I have never used vodka. Sounds yummy! Next time I do pasta sauce I will try it. [don't forget the heavy cream. -Maren] The booze I use most in cooking is Grand Mariner. I first discovered it for cooking about 10 years ago when I made a batch of Chocolate Mousse for a dinner party. Just before putting it in the single serving cups I stirred in a shot of GM and then chilled it. WOW... it really set off the flavor. I have since then used it many times in icing, fruit pies and even holiday cookies. It doesn't take much. A shot in a large bowl is plenty. The price in the WA State Liquor Stores for a "5th" was like $38 or so. But I have not bought any in the US for years. We buy it offshore. Last time coming home from Shanghai I found it in the duty free shop at $17 per liter. We were out of it at home so Jackie and I each bought 2 bottles. So we still have a bottle or two. I saw it in the shop at Tempelhof in Berlin at $21. This was years ago before it closed. But last year at the airport duty free shop at Porta Valarta Mexico it was $21. Last time I checked US Customs Regs. you can still bring in 2 liters per person. Yes of course you can drink it! We like it in a heated snifter with an ice water back. But only by candle light. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from my office near exit 95 on I-5 so of Olympia. Outside are high winds and torrential rain. My 39 mile drive to work this AM was brutal **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Vodka Sauce Speaking of vodka sauce... I imagine there were a number of people calling the drunk driver line in the L.A. area last weekend. We headed down for my friend's memorial in great spirits... the Donut Derelicts was all but rained out Saturday morning so there were not nearly as many cars as usual... we were, however, met by Maddy's ('67) buddy, Roscoe... we were horrified to meet the rain that morning as few hot rods have windshield wipers from Vegas... I was driving a drastically chopped '37 Plymouth 5 window with a mail slot windshield... the rainex was not doing a very good job and I was in the lead... Imagine, if you will... I was relying on Map Quest sheets to guide me to the memorial... every time I would get near a turn, the rain would pour and more often than not the route had to be retraced to our next exit... there were a number of honking horns from the understanding California folks on the freeways... we made it on time and shared many laughs and tears with many legendary hot rod dignitaries and normal folks like us... upon returning home I ordered a nice little GPS which I hope will help some in the future... Tuesday morning I headed to SEMA knowing when I got to Paradise road it would be bumper to bumper 2 hours to move two blocks... I was not disappointed in the least... Gene Winfield was behind me and I saw a sign on a motel just before the unusable Convention Center parking lot that said SEMA parking... .normally there is no parking till you turn right on Convention Center Drive and then it is nearly down to the Strip... a VERY long walk after a day walking at SEMA... plus it would be another 45 minutes in the car to get to that corner... we got up to the 7th floor and found two spots... the walk to the show was pretty short and we talked about how nice the memorial had been and other "car stuff"... A buddy of mine had a car in the show but I was never able to find him... he was sponsored by PPG paint but I never ventured that far as I stayed in "hot rod alley"... all in all it was a nice show but has gotten way way way too big... yesterday, Terry DAVIS ('65) called to say he was parked outside my house... I had just stepped out of the shower and went to unlock the door in my pin feathers... duh on me... He was parked outside of 1002 VanGeisen in Richland... silly me... I felt pretty bad on November 5th, as I managed to get caught upon on election returns on the 4th and forgot to wish Gerald STEIN ('66) an HB... .but I should be on time today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Jimmy WEAVER ('64) and Julie SMYTH ('69) (I am loath to use the term "WB") on your special day, November 7, 2014! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dona McCLEARY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Spencer HOUCK ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Medical Information This is just a blog of what I call medical information. It is not to generate any "I am sorry" type responses, please do not send any to these entries. My purpose is to pass to my bomber friends my knowledge of the subject and how I feel I got the disease. I am talking about Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), which is hardening of the lungs where they cannot move oxygen from the lungs to the blood stream to other organs in the body. Without O2, you suffocate. Supplemental oxygen helps in later phases of the process. I am not on oxygen yet, which is good. In September of 2012, I had an annual physical. My chest X-ray showed some hardening of the tissue in the lungs. Further tests (pulmonary function and CT scan) identified IPF. MY local Pulmonary specialist sent me to St Louis (STL) to Barnes Medical (Jewish) Center where I see who I consider the best Doctor in the world. This was over two years ago when they identified IPF and gave me two to five years. The good news I have learned since then, my progression (digression) is, has been and continues to be at a slow pace. Due to its slow movement, I did not qualify to enter into clinical studies that they have been doing for nearly 10 years. They wanted only patients who were progressing at a fast pace. Also, I am way too old for a lung transplant. The drug under test is called Pirfenidone, not a cure, but supposed to slow down the process and extend you life. In the USA, the FDA is very cautious on approving new drugs. This drug is approved in Europe, Asia and in Canada last April of this year. I told my Doc in STL that I would buy it in an approved market if she would monitor me on it. She could not do that and said suspected side affects could be bad for me so I backed off. I have followed the drug through it's USA manufacturer InterMune, Inc.. Last month (October) my STL Doc told me she was to put me on the new drug on a new test program, seems it was about to be approve by the FDA in the USA. It was approved just after that, so now I am on the drug and have little or no side affects. Hopefully it will work and give me a little more time. I will continue on this program until all the insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies get it in stock, likely to be about 4 to 6 months when my local Fayetteville doctors can get it for me via prescription locally. OK, now the real reason I am sending this to Bomber land. Doctors say IPF is not hereditary, my brother Bob ('49-RIP), died of the same thing several years ago. Also, Mack RICHARDSON ('52-RIP), who I played FB and BB with, died of IPF some time ago. His widow, Joanna, and I talked at length trying to determine a cause to no avail. If there is no hereditary factor between brother Bob and I and with Mack, I wonder if maybe something was in the milk, or what ever, from HEC days? I have ruled out smoking, I quit in 1969, brother Bob did less then I and I do not remember Mack even smoking. I know COPD and Asthma are some other lung problems but have an identify as to maybe why they occur. I called and talked to the HEC people about the radiation and their commission, they absolutely said NO to any relation to IPF. THIS I DO NOT AGREE WITH... there has to be some common ground as to WHY and I feel something in the old HEC days has to be a potential cause to IPF. If anyone in the area sees a pulmonary doctor there, would you ask him what he thinks. -Don LYALL ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Gollee!!! Some one's cheating here. Coulda swore I did this not too long ago. Not that I mind doing it, but I thought these things only came once a year. Nevermind! The time has come for the tip of the ol' propeller beanie in the honor of a fellow classmate and Bomber Babe. To say I knew her back in the day might be stretching things a bit. Knew who she was, might even have ordered a side of fries from her on the odd occasion that I have sufficient coin of the realm to do so. Got to know her better through Club 40, where she is now the Vice President. Let's have a real hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Dona McCLEARY ('54) and hope her current husband takes her to a real nice dinner at someplace other than Burgerville. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the battle with falling leaves continues. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) Re: Bomber Tears Jim TADLOCK (58) called this morning to inform us that Carole Jean WICKSTROM Tadlock ('59) passed away Thursday evening, November 6, 2014. Obituary and service details to follow. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jim and family. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) and Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jeanie WALSH ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou DeMEYER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick BOEHNING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kandy SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael JACKSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERCE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SCHILDKNECHT ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill SCOTT & Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: Ray FISHER ('63) Maren, Can you send out a message for all fellow Bombers to keep Ray in their prayers. He had a heart attack today (Friday 11/7/14) and should be at Kadlec hospital tomorrow to undergo open heart surgery. That"s all I know right now. -Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mo b-dayz I find it pretty amazing that is seems only a few weeks ago most of us were sitting in our seats at Col-Hi wondering what we'd be when we grew up and now so many of us are in our late 60s, our 70s and 80s... well of course you've heard me talk enough to know that that's a big fat lie, at least for me... I never did give any of that much thought... I saw as far as Friday night during my school years and the future was maybe a month off... planning was never one of my strong points and I still find it difficult to get very far ahead in my thinking... kinda like this weekend... we were spozed ta be at El Mirage this weekend but we all forgot... if anything is very far in advance, I gotta rely on my yellow stickies and even then I may forget to look at them until a day or two after... I try to be good about birthdays, but that's about it... I did learn a while back that the '65er 50 year is set for August 22nd... I got an email with a list of missing kids about a mile long... I know our class was pretty big but looking at that list makes me wonder how all those kids get lost... some of them were at the 40 year, I know because I sat with them... I missed the 45 year because I had already made plans in advance of the announcement of the date... I do not like missing reunions especially my own... now if our reunions would be when they are spozed ta be, during CDNs like our yearly get together I'd be fine... but... that's another story... I really enjoyed the '63 50 rear and shore hope ours is a good one, too, which I expect it to be... and speaking of the Gold Medal class there are two members celebrating today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dick BOEHNING ('63) and Kandy SMITH ('63) on your special day, November 9, 2014!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies November Lunch WHEN: Friday, November 14th, 2014 TIME: 12:00--2:00 PM WHERE: Stirling"s Restaurant, 2500 Queensgate, Richland The '65 Ladies November Lunch will be held next Friday, November 14th, at the Sterling"s Restaurant that's across from Wal*Mart in Richland. Ladies, if you graduated from Columbia High School in 1965 and have never attended one of our monthly lunches or haven"t been to one in a while  please join us next Friday! If you have any questions or need directions, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/14 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene CONLEY ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl DVORAK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug LUKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike ROWE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee SHIPMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred MEEKS ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Veterans' Day - November 11th Tomorrow is Veterans' Day. I'd like to see everyone urge ALL parents/guardians to keep children home from school on 11/11 to honor all our vets. On the 12th send a note to school with the child that says: ___________ (child's name) was absent from school yesterday (11/11) because of Veterans' Day. S/HE will go to school on Veterans' Day when kids go to school on Martin Luther King day. Here's a real note from 2013: -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA where gas is $2.79/gal **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Dear fellow Bomber vets, Tuesday is Veterans' Day, and as I thought about it an amusing little soldier's ritual from long ago popped into my head. Now, I don't mean to make light of or be disrespectful of such a solemn occasion, and though it seems childish now, this little tidbit might stir memories in many fellow veterans (or maybe it was something known only to us Air Force geeks). So, here goes: Now, you non-vets must understand that the most anticipated day in a veteran's life is that grand, glorious day when he or she receives separation orders. That golden moment rises before you like a Phoenix bird, a day when you will rise from the ashes of your humdrum life, let your hair grow, and get on with your life. When the orders finally arrive, after long breathless anticipation, your heart leaps and your pulse pounds. So it wasn't surprising that as my golden day approached, I came into possession of a much-copied (about the 500th generation on a Xerox, I'd guess) drawing of some poor beleagured G.I., shirtless, chained to an iron ball, toiling under a hot sun in some godforsaken jungle. His haggard face is to the viewer, and he proudly offers a familiar digital salute. Underneath the image read the following words: "ATTENTION, all you yardbirds, dogfaces, jet jockies, swabbies, jarheads, grunts, devil dogs, denizens of the land, sea and air and any other such ilk, BE IT KNOWN that _____________ (fill in soldier's name) has this day received his separation papers and is hereby declared a full fledged, genuine FIGMO (my note: the IGMO means "I got my orders"; you can guess the rest), and is hereby ordered to leave this beautiful _______________ (fill in name of duty station). He is also privileged to possess all the benefits that accrue to members of this AUGUST body, including the privilege of advising those in the highest strata of authority where they may go and what course of action they may resort to after arriving thereat."' Signed, Thaddeus P. Kaxtuskloster, Kernel, USAF Can't believe I still remember all of that, but vet memories are indelible. So today a genuine heartfelt salute to all my fellow vets out there who served in combat. Me, I was lucky. After basic in Texas, and tech school in Mississippi (what a nightmare), I spent my entire tour in southern California a few miles from the beach. We used to drive to Santa Barbara on the weekends to go to a movie or get some sunshine. Had the best tan ever in the service, and fell in love with the California central coast so much I really never left. Forty-five years later I finally came back to the Northwest. I was dragged kicking and screaming into the military, and the only reason I joined up was to avoid being drafted into the Army (and trust me, they were hot on my trail after graduation from college). Now, though, I consider it one of the best things I ever did for myself. The benefits never stop, and I burst with pride in church when, near Veterans Day, the pastor calls for all vets in the congregation to rise. Never so proud. I hope all vets, and especially those who served in combat, are remembered on this special day. We served our country and gave some of our years in its worthy defense. And some gave all. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Birthdays, yellow foot prints and stars So there they were... all sitting around Tun's Tavern... it was 1775, November tenth to be exact... no MCRD PI, no MCRD San Diego and I am pretty darned sure no yellow footprints... but it was the start of something big... not big in size, but big in historical terms... there are many names to be remembered... far too many to count... from Privates to Generals and everything in between, men and, later, women would join the ranks of an elite fighting Corps unlike anything that ever existed... I say fighting Corps because that is the basis of this small band of brothers and sisters (can't call it a fraternity so band will have to do)... "First to Fight"... now at this point it is important to understand that war is not and was never meant to be a spectator sport as many unfortunates would learn during the civil and other wars... In time, for some unknown reason, the untrained have made it such to the point where men in harm's way must think twice rather than react to the necessities of war... watch "Lone Survivor" to get a flavor... Magoo says all the Teams have pretty much endorsed the means and methods of that film... but that is not the purpose of this post... I am not here to lecture or teach, only to give respect to my brothers and sisters out there, in the past and future who did or will earn the title of "Marine". I have several friends who made it successfully through boot camp... unbuttoned that top button and bloused their boots only to be discharged for medical reasons... some seem reluctant to call themselves Marines... sorry Pally, but if you made it through... you are Marines and always will be... something changed in you in those 12 or 8 weeks that you will carry with you for your lifetime. So get over it, Marine! Whenever I meet a Viet-Vet... even in passing I go out of my way to say "Welcome Home"... Marine or not... but when it is a Marine I add "Marine" to the end of that statement and for the others I say "Bother" or "Sister"... for other wars I say "Thank you for your service"... There are far too many Bomber Marines for me to name here tho in the past I have tried... during its history, the Marine Corps has had many heroes... not just to the public but to the men and women with whom they served... some had way cool names, Like Smedley Butler... the name just screams to be remembered (ignore the fact that his middle name was Darlington)... I am sure each era has had its Chesty Pullers... men who were just too Marine for the general public... In my time it was Lew Walt... the first General to wear 4 stars without being the Commandant... you see the highest rank one can achieve in the Marine Corps is 4 stars... there are no 5 stars as in the other services... the Corps is too small for a 5 star... After my time another "Chesty" would make it through the ranks to be awarded both 4 stars and the absolute devotion of his fellow Marines... we are lucky enough to have Jim MATTIS ('68) call Richland home... My Henry J gasser caries plates that say "Chesty" (see photo).. I thought it would be kinda hard for folks to understand if I called it Lew or Jim... but no matter the rank, period or place of service we are all celebrating this day as the Marine Corps Birthday... "239 years of tradition, unhampered by progress"... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES!!!!!!!!!!! There are others who call this date their birthday. I would never wish to let the Marine Corps Birthday overshadow their special day. They are just blessed enough to be born on such a great date! One was an early graduate, who went on to be a phenomenal baseball and basketball star... his accomplishments have never been equaled and maybe never will. I first met him in 1955, when he was home visiting his folks... I knocked on the door and he answered... all I could see was his belt buckle... later, my old friend Bo Belinsky would tell me he met this guy and "Wilt the Stilt" at the same time and felt as if he was standing between two giant redwoods... Bo was at least 6'4" at the time... see photo of b-day guy as a Bomber)... before R2K, I got this guy to sign either a baseball or a basketball for the "auction" that turned out not to be an action (sorry Gary WEBB ('64) who showed up with a pocket full of loot to bid)... the other is one of my all time neighborhood heroes... I have recently made contact with him again when his class was looking for "lost" Bombers... he was a Col-Hi baseball star and the ultimate of cool in the Spalding neighborhood... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gene CONLEY ('48) and Doug LUKINS ('62) on your special day, November 10, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65; S/Sgt, USMC) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Lindsey BRADLEY ('14) wins Class 4A girls state title 1/9/14 Tri-City Herald 1 "She was so nervous before her race. In fact, she had been nervous all week. But when it came time for Richland High School's Lindsey BRADLEY ('14) to run Saturday, she ran the race of her life. BRADLEY had the fastest time of all girls at the state cross country championships, covering the 5,000 meters in 17 minutes, 23.80 seconds to win the Class 4A title. BRADLEY becomes the second Richland girl to win a state cross country championship, joining Brandi McCoy, who won it in 2000." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a much cooler Richland beginning with a high of 39 on Tuesday and lows in the 20s!!!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday, Marines Happy birthday to all of my Marine Brothers and Sisters. 239 years of tradition unhampered by progress. The most destructive fighting force known to man. The Marines, making it safe for the Army to sleep at night. -Brad WEAR ('71), Captain, USMC, 0302, 1 each **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ken HINRICHS - Honorary Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/14 - VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), John CAMPBELL ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) Tedd CADD ('66), Spencer HOUCK ('71) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JOHNSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted NETH ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ECKERT ('64) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR ('54wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I would have wished the Marines a Happy Birthday yesterday, but to paraphrase General Douglas MacArthur; "they have enough birthdays." But, since they are veterans, we can still thank them for their service to the nation despite being, as Harry Truman once called them, "Sea going bell hops." For the rest including the "Coasties" and the Air Corps, nice going guys and girls. You make what was once a celebration of the end of "The War to end all Wars" worth the effort. Now, for something completely different. First off, on this date a few years ago, Jerry BOYD ('52) married Patsy McGREGOR ('54). They've been going strong ever since and I hope they continue to do so. Happy Anniversary guys, Now for the work out of the ol' propeller bean. There is one Bomber Babe and three Bombers who were born on this date. Must be kind of hard when you were little kids to wonder why people were waving flags and selling poppies on your birthday. So a bunch of "Happy Birthday!" cheers for (in seniority order): Bev COATES ('52); Jack SINDERSON ('53); Bob JOHNSON ('54) and Ted NETH ('55). I trust you won't over-indulge in ice cream and birthday cake. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR, where the battle of the falling leaves continues. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Veterans' Day On Veterans' day I proudly fly the flag as I do every Friday and all official holidays. I was an Army reservist for 7-1/2 years and though I never saw or was part of a foreign war, I still respected those who serve past and present in our armed forces and put their lives on the line. My most in-depth wish and hope is that hostilities world over be stopped and world peace be a reality so that the those we entrust to secure freedom as we know it, may come home whole. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to Doug LUKINS ('62), my fellow Richland classmate all the way from Spalding Grade school (I think we were in the same kindergarten class) to graduation at the Bomber Bowl!! Hope you had a great day!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope,IN where winter is setting in with below freezing nights, but we love the 50 days when the sun shines!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) and I started sharing this journey called life in Mrs. Sterling's first grade class in Marcus Whitman about 63 years ago. Throughout, he has been a great friend (along with his wife, Lila JENNE Brackenbush ('63). Marilyn and I wish him the best on his birthday November 11th. We are going to Las Vegas with them this weekend to celebrate our 70th birthdays - kind of like the movie "Last Vegas". Rivers will hopefully point us to the cheap buffets that the geezers all go to ;-) -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Veterans' Day I thought this might be a good day to post this photograph. USS Saint Paul - Turret I Fireing off Vietnam -- 1970 It is of the heavy cruiser USS Saint Paul CA-73 firing one of her 8" guns off Vietnam. I took it in 1970 shortly before we returned home for the ship to be decommissioned. I guess I should be a little bit proud of this photo as it is currently on display in two museums. The USS Saint Paul Association has a rather large display aboard the museum ship USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA. A few of my photographs are on display and one artifact that I donated. I have not been there to see it (bucket list), but have seen pictures. Just a couple days after our Col-Hi class of '64 reunion the USS Saint Paul Association had a reunion in Boise, ID. I had planned all along to go, but in the end did not. I was contacted earlier to send another copy of this photo as they could not find one that did not have lettering on it. I was told it was going to be for a display and I assumed it was to be at the reunion. When I got the latest newsletter I found out the display was for the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, ID and was unveiled when the attendees visited the museum. Now I get to add the Warhawk Air Museum to by bucket list. If you have seen the movie "In Harm's Way" with John Wayne, the cruiser he commands, "The Old Swayback," is played by the USS Saint Paul. You know... after becoming a veteran... I don't believe I ever got Veterans' day off. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ U. S. Navy 1968-1972 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Maren, I LOVE your idea, in yesterday's Sandstorm, about keeping kids home on Veterans Day and the excuse to fill out. GREAT idea. If I still had kids in school, I'd be filling it out! I also liked it MUCH better when the actual date was celebrated, not the "Monday-Holiday Bill"... most kids don't know that Veterans' Day is actually the 11th of November... they just think it's the second Monday in November! I know, "picky, picky". My youngest daughter is an elementary teacher in Bakersfield, CA and they take November 11th off, no school on that day at all, so the kids know why they aren't in school on that date. I am also very proud to say that a member of my family has served or is serving, in every branch of the Military. My oldest grandson just joined the Marines and is in boot camp at Camp Pendleton, CA... he will graduate in January... has wanted to be a Marine since he was a little kid... am so proud of him for fulfilling his dream... am betting that my dad (RIP) is bursting with pride, knowing that a grandson followed in his footsteps (Dad was a Marine during WW II). -Linda REINING Pitchford ('64) ~ Kuna, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Thank you for your service; Welcome home It's not just a day off; today we honor those men and women who answered when our country called... they may have volunteered; they may have been drafted, but they loved our country enough to serve... how well do you know your friends, loved ones, neighbors or maybe the guy on the corner with the sign: "homeless Vet"... Since the war in the pacific theater they have fought an enemy who considered them less than human... an enemy which believed the only good American was a dead American... an enemy who did not believe in the sanctity of life and believed that such a belief was a weakness to be used and exploited... an enemy which hid behind women, children and civilian populations... during law school I had a young Navajo who told me he "watched the Vietnam war when he was a kid on TV"... I wanted to grab him by the collar of the utility (aka fatigue) jacket he often wore and yell at him that the carnage he so casually watched on TV was real and that those soldiers and Marines (most of whom were much younger than he was when he started law school) he saw killed or maimed were really DEAD or crippled for life... how many of those you know suffer in silence... can't get a full nights rest because they cannot shut off what goes on in their heads or have to turn every few minutes to find a place to lay where the pain is less... how many are afraid to tell the VA of all that they experience for fear of getting "the Letter"... the letter that informs them that the government in which they so strongly believed has determined they are no longer competent to manage their affairs or to own a weapon... how many have had to endure surgery after surgery for the injuries received... have you seen their hands cramp up so badly that they literally have to pry their thumbs from the palms of their hands or jump up in the middle of the night because their limbs are so spastic that they actually do the "happy dance" until they are able to walk it out... you see, the men and women we honor today gave more than you will perhaps ever be able to understand so that you may continue to voice and hold the opinions which are dear to you... each and every one of us knows someone who served... so from now on when you see a Vet... how about saying: "thanks". Thank you to all my fellow Vets and, again... Welcome home! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) To: Rex DAVIS ('49) Wishing a Happy Birthday [on 10/31]. Been thinking of Rex's warm up drills since retirement. Trying to get in shape for golf, so need some flexibility, never had any but trying. Even pushups hurt the joints, but no handstand pushups. Toby always embarrassed us all with his ability to hold handstands. My tendons hurt when I try to stretch the leg joints. Again HB, Rex. To: Gene VOILAND ('65) Congratulations on the Honor of the naming of the Engineering Department in your name. It is great that an oldest sibling, CKer, Bomber and WSU grad can have such a beneficial impact on the WSU community. Thought of Gene while trying to play basketball with my 6 year old grandson. I found my shots were all short like in 7th grade. Guess I lost the Pistol Pete moves and back to the Al Yencopal set shot. Could use Pat QUANE ('59) chasing me to hustle. Course I didn't need to shoot at CK cause Gene or Mike TONER ('65- RIP) were always open. TURPING ('65), BOTT ('65-RIP) and I knew who the scorers were. The attached photo shows the great jumping ability and classic release. Congrats again. -Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Veterans' Day and Separation Orders To: Bill SCOTT ('64) I recognize the sentiments of the separation prose you mention, Bill. That goes along with all those "short" jokes, no (For the non-vets: "Short" means a person has very little time left before their next assignment or separate from the service.) They all run like this: "I'm so short I can sit on the edge of a dime and dangle my feet." Anybody got any others? Re: Veterans' Day On the invitation of a good friend, I decided to attend my first Veterans' Day event. Highlands Middle School in Kennewick put on the most amazing celebration. There were 75 vets in attendance including one WW2 veteran. There was even a contingent of active duty Coast Guard men and women who are assigned to the ATON (Aids to Navigation) unit in this area. First was a gathering in the library with snacks. Then we were led to the gymnasium past dozens and dozens of students (all of whom were expecting high-5s). In the gym, the vets were given a small gift in a box (a memorial packaged by the First Commemorative Mint including a one dollar George Washington presidential series coin plated in 24k gold and a 1/2 cent stamp issued in 1932. (At least that's what mine contained. I suppose they could have varied.) After a nice program, we were treated to a great lunch catered by Olive Garden and Starbucks. Then those of us who were willing were taken to various 8th grade classes (we had the opportunity to do as many as 3 for each vet). The students in the classes had an 8.5x11 sheet of paper that had suggested questions on both sides. ("Were you in a war?", "What advice would you give to somebody considering entering the military?", "What awards did you receive and what are they for?", "What is D-Day?", "Why did the U.S. get involved in WWII?", "Why did we get involved in Vietnam?" There were many personal questions and a few of the information type. And the kids were also coming up with their own, as well. I ended up in four classes. My friend taught 6th grade and wanted me to come to her room as well. All in all it was a great day. Most of the vets didn't wear their uniforms but I did. It felt good to be back in uniform. (Yes, I can still wear it.) And it was such a contrast to how those of us who served in Vietnam were treated. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Spencer HOUCK ('71) Re: Veterans' Day Wonder why someone would sign up for six years? Two stripes out of basic but after tech school went to Great Falls, MT for 3 years and ended my six years in the Azores. Only to return to the Tri- Cities to live. I hope all have a great Veterans' day. -Spencer HOUCK ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) To All Bombers, On September 26th of this year the Department of Energy celebrated the 70 year anniversary of B Reactor start up. It was exciting to be a part of that celebration. I was asked to set up a historical display of Hanford Construction memorabilia. Some of which I borrowed from a couple Dick and Virginia who live in Kennewick. A few days later I returned the items to Virginia and she asked how things went and remarked on the immensity of the Hanford Project. As we spoke further she told me Dick still carries his 4-F card in his wallet and how guilty he felt of not being able to serve. When the war broke out he like many others wanted to enlist. Each branch of the service turned him down. He even tried to join the Merchant Marines but no luck. Feeling he is letting the country down Dick began a search for work to support the war effort he eventually landed a job at Hanford as a machinist. He was assigned to the 101 Building. The 101 building is where all the graphite was machined and test laid for each of the reactors. Years ago when I first interviewed Dick he could readily recall the specs for each part of graphite and length of the caliper they used to check the graphite pieces. He (like all the other workers) knew the work was secret but no one knew the end result. Most other war jobs folks knew what they were manufacturing. They were told repeatedly it's important to the war effort. Our conversation drew to a close and I left for my car. Driving home I thought about that 4-F card in his wallet. Now I have never served in the military and I don't know if I can completely understand (I do respect it!) the sense of duty felt by him. It must have been quite the burden to carry. In August of 1945 I wondered if after the announcement "IT'S ATOMIC BOMBS" he felt a sense of relief from that self imposed pressure of not being able to fight. Perhaps it's not even worth mentioning in the larger scheme of the impact of the Manhattan Project let alone Hanford on the world. But this man who took his sense of Duty seriously that relief, I believe, is worth considering. My Thanks to all who have and are serving our Country! -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Derrith PERSONS ('60), Bill SCOTT ('64) Tedd CADD ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arlene HORNE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane CROSS ('79) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: Prayers needed I need prayer, very aggressive prayer. I am going through cancer that is aggressive. - - lung cancer primary. I had a Pet scan on November 4th the report was not good. scan found bone and liver cancer. A port was put in November 11th for chemo and that was started same day. November 12th second day of chemo after that an MRI will be done on brain to see if there is cancer there. my prayer is that they find none.. what I want is complete healing. nothing missing nothing broken.. I want to finish my purpose.. will you agree with me in this? I thank you in advance. . -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) some may remember my brother Gary PERSONS ('57-RIP) or my sister Anne PERSONS ('62-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) To: Tedd CADD ('66) I'd forgotten about the "short" designation for GIs about to be separated, but here are two more: "I'm so short I have to parachute out of bed in the morning", and "I'm so short I don't have to open my barracks room door, I just walk under it". There was also this little bit of ragged poetry when the days got down to less than thirty: Twenty-nine and I'm feelin' fine, Twenty-eight and I'm out the gate, Twenty-seven and I'll be in heaven, Twenty-five and I'll come alive, Twenty-four and I'm out the door, Twenty-three and I'll be free, Twenty-two and I'll be through, Twenty-one and I'll be done, Twenty and that's plenty. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Veterans' Day To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) I have always understood the technical term "Veteran" to mean a member of the military who fought in a war. From your entry yesterday, it seems you hold to that definition. But the common use now is a person who was a member of the military. You could certainly have been ordered to war. We all swore to "support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic." So welcome to the ranks of the veterans of the US Military! In fact, you are much more deserving of that title than the so- called vet who was with me in the last classroom I visited. He "served" in the Army National Guard. During the class questions, every answer he gave was negative. "I was only in the guard for 6 months. So I didn't get any awards... there wasn't enough time." "Advice? Don't volunteer for anything." "Yeah, I remember the last day of my service. The sergeant tried to get me to do something I didn't want to do, so I quit." He didn't answer any questions unless I actually turned to him and asked, "What about you?" After a few of those answers, I didn't give him any more opportunities to answer. He didn't even try to answer any. He just sat there. I can't imagine why he decided to show up at an event like this. To Don Sorenson (NAB) Thanks for the story about Dick. He certainly deserves to be recognized for his part in the war effort. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Veterans' Day On 11/10/14 I was lucky enough to see two of my grand daughters Ava (10 years old) and Kali (8 years old), Their classes put on a Veterans' Day Salute to All the Veterans. They had a slide show of the kids' Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Cousins, Brothers/Sisters that were Veterans, My Dad (Max Ehinger, Jr.) who is 87 was in the Navy was pictured with 2 of his GREAT Grand daughters!! Then they call each & every one of the Services: Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Army! (The Army had the Most Vets there!!) Then the vets walked around the gym and everyone gave them a BIG ROUND of Applause!! But I want to thank my Son, Staff Sergeant James John Walsborn for his service! He has 2 more years to retire with 20 years in the Army! My son-in-law Jim Parker was in the Army also, my nephew - in-law who is in the Army too! My brother-in-law who was in the Marines. (every family should have a Jar Head in the family!! Love Ya Ronnie!!) Thank you to ALL the Bomber Veterans for their service!! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Linda REINING ('64), Pam EHINGER ('67) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CARSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John STANDLEY ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc FRANCO ('66) '48 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue DIX ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Fall Dust Storm mailing Wish to thank all the helpers (14 of them) who showed up at 3 Margaritas in Richland to fold, tape and get the DustStorm newsletter ready for mailing on Monday. Watch your mailbox today (Thursday) as they are being mailed on Wednesday (yesterday) since Tuesday the post office was closed, and should be arriving in day or two. At this time we put together about 650 newsletters. You will have a "Dues only" form in the Dust Storm, so let's try and get our dues in for 2015 and later. It doesn't hurt to send a couple years at a time to our Treasurer. It's only 10$ per year per Bomber, and if anyone is having trouble paying that, let us know. Stay warm as you can these next few days as the Tri-Cities is scheduling 3-5" of snow starting tonight. Brrrr. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to my cousin, Duane CROSS ('79)! [on11/12] -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: prayers/cancer As a cancer survivor (have almost "hit" my 5-year mark), you will definitely be in prayers... know that many, many Bomber prayers will be coming your way. Linda Reining('64).... -Linda REINING ('64) ~ it is 18 in Kuna, ID at 9am and I am LOVING this weather! Snow is predicted for Thursday, too... keeping fingers crossed that we actually get some of that "white stuff", that I haven't experienced since I left the Pacific Northwest, back in the early '70s. *grin* **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: My Son He informed me that he is a Sergeant First Class. My husband told me that a Staff Sergeant is Air Force! My son is in the Army! Bombers Rule Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The last Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2014 Just a reminder that the last lunch of the year is this Saturday... WHEN: November, 15th TIMES: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon WHERE: The.Hillside Inn Restaurant LOCATION: 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers Their families and friends are welcome, the more the merrier. Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) Clif EDWARDS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken NEAL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BLACK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorraine WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle VOGEL ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael West RIVERS ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jo GARRISON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DELSING ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Yours truly, Johnny Dollar In Vegas, we have a guy who can find out about anything ya wanna know. We've been good friends for many years. Several years back they made a TV series based upon his life... it was called "Vegas"... the hero was called Dan Tanna... the series was a little far fetched, but Eddie LaRue, the real life Dan Tanna was and is the real thing... one time my daughter was being stalked... I called Eddie and he staked out her work place till he caught the little creep... end of problem... he wouldn't take a dime... he said "friends don't charge friends"... well, if ya wanna know what's going on in Richland, today's Bomber-babe is the one to contact... she's always got the skinny... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shirley COLLINGS ('66) on your special day, October 14, 2014!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: US Army Staff Sergeant To: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Congratulations to your son. In fact, there is an Army rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6). It is the equivalent of the USAF Technical Sergeant. (E-6). Sergeant First Class (US Army E-7) is the same as the USAF Master Sergeant (E-7) -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) To: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) My best wishes, prayer, and thoughts to you, Linda REINING (64), and all Bombers who are battling cancer. I was diagnosed in November of 1998 with Chronic Myolegenous Leukemia (CML). I was diagnosed very late in the disease's "life cycle" that I was told I had one chance: my sister, Vernita EDWARDS (65), had to be a donerable match for a bone marrow transplant. If she were to not be a match the doctors would refer me to Hospice and I should get my affairs in order. We went through Christmas & New Years while the tests were being done. Talk about a quiet Christmas! January 2nd we learned she was a perfect match. Probably the best late Christmas present ever. Well, that was the start of what is now a 16 year long E TICKET RIDE! I have had a BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant), two relapses, brain surgery, hip replacement, met many, many wonderful people, and sadly, seen many of those people die. I am in my 17th year post diagnosis, still see my oncologist every 3 months, and I take 28 pills every day. Is this a great life? Probably not but I am alive & kicking. Here is the one thing a survivor told me that helped me more than anything one other thing. He said this: "You have cancer. Deal with the fear, rage, and all the other emotional things; then get ready for a battle. YOU are the most important person on your medical team. YOU have to lead the charge, YOU have to drink all the water, take all the drugs, puke your guts out, take all the walks. The doctors are there to point the way; YOU have to do everything they tell you. This disease is now your job. All you have to do everyday now is get better," I took him seriously & did at least what the Dr.s asked or multiples of what they asked me to do. This is not the measles or flu; this will change your life, you will never be the same. If you use it right it can be one of the best experiences (Looking back) of your life. Face each day, each test, every needle or IV as an individual challenge and you will get through it fine. Best of luck and the future to you. CHARGE! -Clif EDWARDS ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Carole WICKSTROM Tadlock ~ Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Roger GRESS ('61), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Susie DILL ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LATTIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet TYLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Owen PERKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris STADE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maureen BARBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina SHELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara MAFFEI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg McELROY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg ALLEY ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Football This is football day... each Saturday Maren lists key games for the day and always includes her LSU Tigers. Yes they are always good. Today she will list them playing my Arkansas Razorbacks, here in Fayetteville, AR. Another tough game for the HOGS. We are 4 and 5 for the year, all 5 losses are to conference opponents (all 5 losses were to teams that were ranked in the top 10 in the nation). The HOGS have lost 15 straight conference SEC games. The interesting part of this game is LSU is ranked, 7-3 for the season, yet the betting line is HOGS favored by 2 points. Should be interesting. I do not think I would put money on the 2 points. The cold arctic front is upon us, forecast at game time is 20 with snow or sleet. I will miss my first game in a very long time... at my age I do not need to be out in that kind of weather. I sold my tickets and will watch it on TV. Go HOGS! Go easy on us, Maren. -Don LYALL ('52), **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Far be it from me to pick on the Junior Gyrene (lol), but his latest "fox pass" cannot be ignored. In yesterday's issue he dutifully acknowledged the birthday of a Bomber Babe of his acquaintance. That was really nice of him. But, he made her a whole month older than she really is. Not a "smooth move" for one who tries to be so "swave and deboner". Come on, man! Get it straight, this is November not October. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we dodged the winter weather the weather guessers were predicting. Oh, it got cold, but no ice or snow. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN... and many more Re: I found out that Jon BLACK's ('61) birthday is the 14th of February. It was on face book. [Added Jon to the Bomber Birthday calendar. Thanks, Roger. -Maren] -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to another of the Really Good Guys. Not only is he half of the Don & John Show, but he's saved me and Mother Earth countless gallons of gasoline along with a plethora of hours sitting dead still on 405 by attending and sending photographs of every summer car show on the calendar. Not just the big ones, but Super Market openings too. Me thinks the battery in his watch is only about half power, because he has a lot more hours in his day that I do. Buon Compleanno (some of the Rosetta Stone Italian is sticking) to John Cameron CAMPBELL ('63). We hope to see you Don and your much better halves at the GMC63MCCS Christmas Gala in Olympia on December 6th. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Susie DILL Atlee ('64) To: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Healing prayers on their way to you. I am a 5-year breast cancer survivor, and am grateful for each day I get to enjoy this beautiful earth. I pray for you to get the time you want to "finish your purpose." God bless -Susie DILL Atlee ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: small world Well one of our b-day kids should have arrived in Fabulous Las Vegas (not to be confused with the Fabulous Wailers) today, on the day before the blessed occasion of his birth SEVENTY years ago... yes, the Blue Medal Class is turning SEVEN OH this year... kinda staggering for me... I have no problems with kids who were in Col-Hi before I got there turning 70, but man it does touch home when the kids who were seniors when you were a baby-Bomber reach that age... I sure hope he behaves hisself cuz I ain't never done no crimmumal law... I told him I had a class today, which turned up a friend whose daughter works for a nuther Bomber from my class in the Bay area... Allan STREGE ('65)... what a small world... the guy in the class with me had even heard of the Sandstorm... now that's pretty amazing if ya ask me... we are the Bombers.. mighty mighty Bombers.. People are always amazed at our network... funny the other day the guy visiting Vegas, suggested I might have a line on alla cheap but elegant buffets in Vegas... when I came here I coulda given him a line on just about everything... though I've never been much of a strip goer (tho I did live at the International Lounge for years every weekend... back inna day) and since this town has grown to over 2 million, I go out even less... ... but he's got my number so maybe lunch will be in order... The other birthday guy has been to Vegas before and I think I even gave him my last Bomber car plaque if I remember correctly (and if I didn't forget I mentioned it at all)... I call this guy every year on this birthday, but am thinking I missed last year... I'll try and do better this year... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John CAMPBELL ('63) and Mick HEMPHILL ('66) on your special day, November 15, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Hi Tedd CADD ('66) Thank you for straightening out the Rank thing!! So my son who is in the Army & my step son who is Retired from the Air Force, are the same rank! Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wally ERICKSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LARSEN ('60wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa CANTRELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Duane LEE ('67) & Valerie NIELSEN ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: John CAMPBELL ('63) happy birthday to a fellow Densow's Drugstore survivor!! But really we had a lot of fun working there, as well as needed cash!! Enjoy!! To: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Prayers for you from a 10 year survivor of breast ca. Enjoy and appreciate every day... it is a gift, as is the fact that we live in the beautiful and free U S of A. Prayers and Blessings, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it is barely 32 outside, but the sun is shining and thank heaven for cars with heaters in them!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Looks like Happy birthday goes out to two of our class of '63, John CAMPBELL and John PERKINS [on 11/15]... hope it was a great day! Been cold here the last few days, and I am excited to be heading to rancho Santa Margarita on Monday for two weeks with my son, daughter-in-law, and my grandson! Looking forward to a sunny Thanksgiving down there! And best wishes to all Bombers for a great holiday season. -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ in chilly Gleneden Beach, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: how long has it been I just realized I have no idea how long I've known the Bomber b-day long as I can remember... she's just always been a part of my life... that's a fun thing... today I wore a long sleeved thermal under my t-shirt for the first time... must be getting cold because I still have it on... I was still wearing shorts on the first of November and now I'm using the heater in the mornings in my cars... arrrrrrrrrrrrgh... that means boring clothes for the next few months... long jeans and the whole bit... not that my summer wardrobe is all that exciting... same shorts same Ts... but I do brighten things up with my cartoon underwear... my cats are NOT digging the cold or the dark... they can't decide if they wanna be in or out and drive me crazy... hope they get used to it soon... from what I hear from Bombers in Washington, I'm in for a big treat the weekend of the 6th in Wickyup at the chowder deal with the girl named Carol in the red sweater... Ms. WEIHERMILLER ('63) has new games to keep us fascinated during the visit... oh goodie goodie... wonder if there will be moustaches involved this year... wonder too if she found them all on all the ducks that decorate her abode there in Wickiup... I can already feel the chill out on the deck having my cigarette all alone in the dark shivering all by myself with nobody to talk to... not even Casey, Kippy's ('62) big goofy toy eating dog wants to join me out there... po po pitiful me... but as Garcia used to say... "I will survive"... maybe dear sweet Rosalie ('63) will bundle up and feel sorry for me... no that's not a good idea... then she might catch cold... so I'll stick it out... well nuff about me... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) on your special day, November 16, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Roy BALLARD ('63) and Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim MOORE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom STORMS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb HOGAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HOGAN ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('63/'67) Re: Retirement Just to let many know that our son, ET Senior Chief Greg BALLARD ('90), retires at the end of November with 24 years on active duty. On the 14th of November he had his retirement ceremony at the Chief's Club at NAS Whidby Island, WA. The Chiefs know how to take care of their own... quite a ceremony. -Roy and Nancy Erlandson Ballard ('63/'67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Patty SMITH Mullins ~ Class of 1968 ~ 1950 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy RIGGS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara CROWDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HARTNETT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn SCHILDKNECHT ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER Hoglen ('62) Wow... congratulations [on 11/17] to a neat couple from my favorite class mine, ours actually. You must be at least at 50, as you married long before I did, and I am getting close. Re: Carol RICE Forister (62) I spoke with her last night and she is home from the hospital!! I know she would appreciate any cards or prayers sent her way. She lives in Kansas City, so I'm hoping to get in a visit after December 5, when I will be done with getting every room in my house ready for a town of Hope Christmas home tour. We woke up to snow yesterday, so it looks Chistmasy, but the wind is also cold. (Reality of Christmas) blessings -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from the Midwest where it feels like we may be in for a real winter this year!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Derrith PERSONS ('60), Helen CROSS ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don EHINGER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary ROSE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TRUJILLO ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WILSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DOAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: New Email Address Hi everyone, I've been locked out of Yahoo since the 10th. I've gone online to read all the Alumni Sandstorms since. I've changed my carrier. My new email address is: All you good Bombers who want to contact me, send an email to me and just say "Hi!" so I can get your address, such as Maren, Sharon, AKA, etc. I have no contact list anymore and have to rebuild. Sorry about that and thanks to all. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well! On this date some time ago two people I knew and went to school with got married. I didn't even know about it until much later, not that that would have made any difference. Today we honor the anniversary of a Bomber (whom I Thesped with) and a Bomber Babe (whom I graduated with). Hope this day is memorable for you: Treasure ELDER ('54) and Gene BARFUSS ('53). Treasure, I hope Gene takes you to some nice place to eat instead of having you fix dinner. Oh, yes, there is also a Bomber birthday today. Not only his he a fellow classmate, but we also spent time in North Richland back in the day. I also worked with his sister, Donna ('53), at the North Star. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order along with a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 98.87% of the leaves have fallen from the walnut tree; now I hope for a strong south wind to blow them all into the street. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: Thanks to you all.. Thank you Maren! for this port to others.. to start there is good news... my MRI showed NO cancer in my brain... Praise God!! I want to thank you all for the prayers you sent... they gave me a boost to get started... I do know its going to be a battle... some remembered my brother, Gary ('57-RIP) some my sister, Ann ('62-RIP).. letters that were about my parents... so many who have gone through this same battle... thank you one and all... the information you sent was what I needed to read... I don't understand everything but I'm learning... there was a correction in this for me... I have prayed for those who were asking and yet I didn't let the person know... that was wrong of me... the letters sent to me were such a blessing.. it was awesome to know that people cared... thank you again... I have only been through one week of chemo ... this was good to read: 11/14/2014 Sandstorm ..Clif EDWARDS ('68) sent this to me.... "Here is the one thing a survivor told me that helped me more than anything one other thing. He said this: "You have cancer. Deal with the fear, rage, and all the other emotional things; then get ready for a battle. YOU are the most important person on your medical team. YOU have to lead the charge, YOU have to drink all the water, take all the drugs, puke your guts out, take all the walks. The doctors are there to point the way; YOU have to do everything they tell you. This disease is now your job. All you have to do everyday now is get better," I took him seriously & did at least what the doctors asked or multiples of what they asked me to do. This is not the measles or flu; this will change your life, you will never be the same. If you use it right it can be one of the best experiences (Looking back) of your life. Face each day, each test, every needle or IV as an individual challenge and you will get through it fine. Best of luck and the future to you. CHARGE! Thanks Clif! God Bless you all! -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Nancy RIGGS ('51) Happy Birthday [on 5/18]!! Many blessings wished for you today!! Love, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Kee-Ah-Kee On the later episodes of Lassie, when Timmy and his friend "Porky" tried to find one another they would yodel "Kee-Ah-Kee". When I need to find out where the Birthday Boy is I send him an e-mail and am never surprised to find he's in China teaching English with his distinctive German/Chickasaw/West Texas accent, working in a Thailand orphanage or Ballin' the Jack across the US to see some of his "Neun Enkelkinder". Don't really ever remember not knowing him and now here we are the Last Men Standing. Not only in this picture but I think too of Troop 38's renown Eagle Patrol, where Rex DAVIS ('49) was our fearless Leader. When he relocated to CONUS here a few years back, whenever he blew thru town, we had regular, irregular meeting of the South End Boys at the Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville. Then he fell in love, got married and moved to Arizona. A couple of weeks back we (the regular/irregular luncheon attendees) held our "Last Supper", bidding him good bye for now and good fortune. [Dave HANTHORN, Kurt JOHNSON, Jimbeaux HAMILTON, Bill WILSON} Happy Birthday to Bill "Woody" Wilson, truly one of those people who walks the talk and makes this world a better place. -jimbeaux p.s. Dave HANTHORN (NASEK) is a regular interloper, but keeps an eye on Woody when he's in Thailand p.s.s. Scope out those batwing cheaters on Marcia, nice accent to her bangs. -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Cinnamon Bear There's time for you to buy Cinnamon Bear Audio CD Set ($20.98) so you can start listening the day after Thanksgiving: -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA where gas is $2.59/gal **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: whatcha miss When ya don't just stick outcher hand and say: "Hi, I'm David..." I've learned that along the way... we can sure miss out on meeting some pretty darned nice folks by just keeping to ourselves and not "taking a chance" I know sometimes we revert back to the time we were in school and felt shy about meeting older kids (ooooops I mean senior class-people)... it has often been that way for me... in many ways, having left my home town a year after grageashun, and not having had the experience to get to know some of these people in college or through work left me in 1966 when I finally did return for my 20 year reunion... people were talking about this and that, most of which I didn't participate in because I was long gone... I'd get asked what color was that car Joe Blow had in '77 and would have no idea... or who did so and so marry in '68... for me time froze and I was walking into a time warp... the b-day guy is one of those guys I hadn't met along the way and so missed out on knowing what WEIHERMILLER ('63) adopted me in 2000, my world expanded greatly... what an eye opener for me... I finally got to meet this guy and have admired him and enjoyed getting to know him... I look forward to seeing him inna few weeks assuming I'm not stuck on the balcony frozen from going out for one too many cigarettes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill WILSON ('63) on your special day, November 19, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: Death Notice link for VerNon L. Merkley (RIP) Listed in the 11-18-2014 issue of the Tri-City Herald - Death Notices was: VerNon L. Merkley, 72, retired high school counselor. Not a Bomber graduate. -Lee BUSH ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike McKEOWN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie FRASER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) & Lorraine WARD ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: contacts I have discovered a n old contact list which is 90% good, I will still have to add a few. So you good folks do not have to send me your addresses, I have them. If I need more I will come to those in the future. Thank all of you who have already responding. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45 who will be celebrating our 70 years... if any are left. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: me n my big fingers Not sure what button I pushed yesterday steada pushing "send" but my message gotta little garbled... I was trying to say whata great guy I thought Bill WILSON ('63) was and then went on to say: "When Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) adopted me in 2000, my world expanded greatly... what an eye opener for me"... but that's not quite the way it turned out... so if I made less sense than normal... well what can I say... tho after I read Jimbeaux's ('63) piece it was clear I couldn't top that one... plus the picture of the [6th grade boys in] shorts was classic... I knew those guys were always aheada their time... in fact, I've searched the fashion mags from 1955 thru today's date and believe that those shorts are STILL years ahead of anything yet to come into style... at the schools I attended, the only guy who woulda had the guts to wear those shorts was Mike BOTU ('65-RIP) and that was because his mom would shop alla sales and buy the stuff that was still on the rack... if you knew Mike in grade school or Jr. Hi you'll know just what I mean... so today is another guy I've always held up as one of the great Spalding neighborhood heroes... haven't heard from him in years tho we do hear from his bother in our little paper now and then... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike McKEOWN ('60) on your special day, November 20, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Luana IVERS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CRIGLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna FULCHER ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Sadly, my brother passed away and I wanted to put it in the Sandstorm. Bruce IVERS ('57-RIP) passed away on November 19, 2014, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, WA. BOMBER TEARS -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Bomber Memorials today: Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen SPITALERI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn BELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brent CHRISTI ('71) December 6 1963 Sandstorm scanned by Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63) Hope you had a very Happy birthday, Rosemary Q. {on 11/21] -Leoma COLES ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: always a good time Hadda great lunch visit with John CAMPBELL ('63), Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) and their better halves this noon at a place called Notcho Daddy, my daughter opened up here in Vegas... Fantastic food if you can eat it all... the plan was to get the Bombers and a buncha my donut delinquents together... but for some reason, they could not move two tables together so all of us could eat at the same table so we ended up having booth to booth conversation... because Sarah had stolen so much of the staff from other places she has managed in town I knew about half of them... about midway thru lunch Marilyn Campbell decided they should give me a job as a "greater"... wouldn't be bad if I got to eat there fer free... tomorrow I have lunch with Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) at the old Hilton fka International... not sure what it is called these days... he said the name but I've forgotten already... When I was counsel for the Receiver a couple of years before I retired, Hilton made us remove the name ASAP and it was called the LVH... anyway, I'll try and maneuver my way from the garage to the front entrance without getting lost... It was my weekend hang out from 1969 when it first opened till maybe '75 or so... had the best lounge in town and saw Elvis there twice a year on opening night from his first time till about '75 when I changed wives or something and stopped going... in hindsight I shoulda stuck it out with Elvis... oh geez that's not very nice... I was gonna tell you about Magoo knocking Elvis into the water at Lake Mead when Frank was his body guard, but I'm losing my train of thought and better get on to happier things so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) and Brad WEAR ('71) on your special day, January 22, 2014!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorials >>Craig BIRD ~ Class of 1969 ~ 1951 - 2014 >>Betty GREENE Wood ~ Class of 1946 ~ 1947 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/14 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and a Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta KIRKWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry JONES ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DAWSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles JERMAN ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENITZER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Elaine MARSHALL ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Wanda SMITH Osborn ~ Class of 1950 ~ 1931 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nola DAVEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darla WISE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CHRISTIAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Terry & Linda HUTSON ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is an effort to avoid yet another "NOT" issue. There must be something that strikes the fancy of Bombers. Snow in Buffalo? How come Ducks rank so high in the polls? Does the Junior Gyrene suffer from foot in mouth disease? I mean, come on, I don't really want to revisit the Carmichael swimming pool controversy again. Put your writing caps on and make some entries. We could all do with another McCoy tale of the "old west". -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is sorta back to normal, rain in the valley and snow in the mountains. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Saturday in the park I think it was the forth of July... well, actually, I KNOW it was the 4th of July... but first, lemme say I hadda great lunch with Tom ('62) and Linda HEMPHILL yesterday at the old Hilton (FKA International Hotel and Casino) yesterday. We had gormet (French for yummy) burgers and I must say they were about as french as french fries... but waaaaaaaaaaaaaay good... we had so much to discuss, I am kind of surprised we had time to eat... what a wonderful time... I had to leave because I had a 20+ year old Yucca to dig outa the back yard... Its daggers have become a problem for the cats so the guy who does the yard was supposed to take it out... instead he took out a bird of paradise one of the cats loves to lay under and trimmed the yucca back... arrrrgh so I hadda get some work done before the quick night falls we have now... me n my big ideas... this morning I was back at it... because it sits so low to the ground I couldn't get a saw in there at a good angle... so I hadda do it the ol fashioned way with a pick... it is now moving back and forth so just a little more digging all bent over to get at it and... and well I'll wait and see... so back to the 4th of July... now that may seem a silly subject for a November b-day, but for the B-day Bomber-babe it was prolly one of the luckiest days of her life... ya see, yers truly has never been the brightest kid onna block... Rick NEILL ('61) went to Ideeho to get hitched when he got married and so I figgered the b-day babe and I would too... we, along with Jack KEENEY ('65) headed off to Ideeho for the occasion... Naturally, everything was closed and the whole town was at the lake... to make it a very memorable day I left my wallet in the gas station bath room where I changed clothes... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh the best laid plans and all that... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nancy MIDDLETON ('67) on your special day, November 24, 2014!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Rod BIGGERSTAFF ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1934 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Helen CROSS ('62) Mina Jo GERRY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis SCHODT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles SOLOMON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran TEEPLE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CANTRELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie NELSON ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon RICE ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Snow in Buffalo I called my granddaughter's house in Buffalo to see how they were getting along with 7 feet of snow. They have 5 children and the schools were closed. He telecommutes from his office in the house much of the time. But their house is in a 2 mile wide stretch that has only 6 inches of snow! A mile or so in either direction has 7 feet of snow! But everybody is worried about flooding from the warm weather. I saw a picture of a car in Buffalo area with 6 feet of snow on it going down the street. Incredible. I see a lot of bad weather covering 5 states, but other then Chinook Pass nothing like that in the lower altitudes. I am off to Anchorage, AK Tuesday to have Thanksgiving with Jackie who is up there getting ready for one of her largest displays that is fired on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Palmer, AK. We will work day and night to get that one off. We Skype every night and Jackie says there is not much snow up there yet. Last year the Iditarod had to restart further north past Willow to have enough snow to run on. [Iditarod starts the first Saturday in March. -Maren} "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I'm getting my house ready to be part of the annual Hope (Indiana) Christmas Home tour. I finally got this stocking done to be part of my snowman room. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mina Jo GERRY Payson ('68) Re: Class of '68 Pre-Christmas Lunch Let's get together before our lives get too crazy! DATE: Monday, December 8, 2014 TIME: Noon WHERE: Round Table Pizza on GWWay They have salad, pasta, sandwiches and, of course, pizza. Reply to me if you plan to attend. See you there!! -Mina Jo GERRY Payson ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta ADKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John FLETCHER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eleanor ATTWOOD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: CB LIH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill WALSER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Your snowman stocking is just adorable!! Good job! Now we all need to see a picture of your room. Here wishing all bombers and family everywhere a very happy Thanksgiving. We all have much to be thankful for. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where it has warmed up, but windy today... 57 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: sorry this is so short I've been down with something all day... even hadda turn around as I was driving to the donut lunch and come home! Happy Birthday, Bill BERLIN ('56-RIP) and John FLETCHER ('64) on your special day, November 26, 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Alright Bombers... I have some dates to plug. Here's what I have coming up with Johnny Mathis: Dec. 4th Minneapolis Dec. 6th Chicago Jan. 9th Biloxi, MS Jan. 11th Ft. Pierce, FL Apr. 24th Rochester, NY Apr. 26th Erie, PA May 8th Hartford, CT May 10th Portland, ME Johnny Mathis is 79 years old and it is UNBELIEVABLE how good the man can still sing. You need to go see him whether I'm with him or not! I am also doing a show on March 6th at the Shiloh Inn in a place called Richland, WA, without Johnny Mathis and for no money, to raise money for the RHS Class of '15 Senior party. Go Bombers -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/14 ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Roger GRESS ('61) Helen CROSS ('62), John ADKINS ('62) Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andrew ECKERT, Jr. ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene STEPHENS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat FUNK ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Not only is this day Thanksgiving; it is also the birthday of two Bombers of my acquaintance. Not fooling on this one. Though it must have been a bit tricky for them growing up. Come, who has turkey, pumpkin pie and all the rest for a birthday dinner? Didn't happen every year, just those when Thanksgiving came on the 27th. But, I digress. First up is a fellow classmate. Got to see him again, after many years, at the latest reunion. Hope to see him at several more. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Gene STEPHENS ('54). Now to the other one. He claims to be a bit under the weather and not even able to make his morning donut run. Bet if they were Spudnuts he wouldn't have turned back. On the other hand, it may be that he ran out of "stories" or wild imaginings to regale us with. Since he does his best to celebrate other birthdays, I'll tip the ol' propeller beanie; lead the "Happy Birthday!" and hope he gets well soon (but not before the Olympia clambake). Wouldn't do to have his germ laden body infesting the denizens of Puget Sound. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are hoping for enough snow this weekend so the slopes will open. p.s. the other birthday boy is David (Junior Gyrene) Rivers ('65) if you hadn't already guessed. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) To: David RIVERS (AKA) Mr. Sandstorm ('65) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID... and many more . -Roger GRESS (Classic Class of '61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Thank you, Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) I hope my son will make a video of the house the night of the tour which is a week away, next Friday night. I wish I could be in Richland for your March 6th show, I'd love to go. Happy Thanksgiving to Bombers everywhere!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are blessed not to be getting any of this snow!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Jeff DeMEYER ('62-RIP) Jeff, 70, of Richland, died Nov 24 in Richland. He was born in Superior, Wis., and lived in the Tri City area for 69 years. He was a retired from Boise Cascade. Einan's at Sunset, Richland, is in charge of arrangements. We're glad he was at our 70th Birthday Party. -John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: David Rivers Birthday on Thanksgiving I mean this is just too perfect... a birthday on Thanksgiving No, we're too polite to mention the birthday boy with the word turkey... no, we won't even think it... no connection whatsoever... seriously? However, we do have to mention the birthday of this kid. Ellen WEIHERMILLER (GMC'63) and Mary Lou WATKINS (GMC'63) met him at R2K... and scared him to death by asking him who he was before we booted him out of our room. Since then, he has become a best Bomber buddy... a true friend, a great supporter and fan of all things green and gold and Bomber-ish... and generally he behaves himself in our company. He is so loyal, that he braves the icy chill of Olympia in December to come to Ellen's house party and the Clambake, even though he had to sleep in the cold basement with Barbie and Jiminy Cricket the first year... then on a blow up mattress other years... and I think he may be back in the basement this year... bring your Bomber jammies! (He hates the cold... can't wear his cut offs!) He comes to all reunions and even braved the craziness of the OC for Mary Lou's house/slumber party a couple of years ago. He was there by the Columbia last June for Mary Lou's parents' Memorial... as were many Bombers. Amazing love and support. He is a loyal wisher of birthdays on Sandstorm... and usually minds his manners since he got himself in deep trouble a few years ago, but threats of rope... rivers... ice... kind of did the trick... we'll see. He is a member in good standing of a Sandstorm group, the Five (Ellen, Mary Lou, Leo WEBB (GMC'63), and Cecilia BENNETT McCartney ('65), who daily discuss current events, great literature and strange philosophies online all very mind elevating and educational. We wish this Marine... this Hot Rodder... this Constitutional Scholar... this great Patriot... this Jr. Gyrene... this Legal Eagle... this Ring Tailed Tooter... our little bro... a wonderful birthday with your beautiful daughter... and we'll see you in Olympia in a few days, David RIVERS ('65)! Love, Cecilia BENNETT McCartney ('65), Leo WEBB GMC ('63), Ellen Weihermiller (GMC '63) & Mary Lou WATKINS (GMC '63) -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Birthday greetings to the #1 turkey baster, David RIVERS ('65) Tricky trot down to "Hogs&Heiffers", and ask Lucy for the birthday special. Happy birthday Dood! -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/14 27 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Marvin McDONALD ('60) Ed WOOD ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Howard MADSEN ('70/'71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) To: David RIVERS ('65) Happy belated birthday David. With all the holiday shopping and cooking I goofed. Thank you for brightening and enlightening our days reading the Sandstorm. Best wishes for a happy, healthy year to come and beyond. The Cole Family ~ Barbara ('50) Patti ('52) Karen ('55) Judie & Jackie ('63), & John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marvin McDONALD, Jr. ('60) Re: Happy Thanksgiving Wishing Everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for. Share with the less fortunate in your community. What a blessing that is to them and to you also. =Marvin McDONALD, Jr. ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Happy Thanksgiving! We're having a family get together in Calfornia this year, where my sister just gave me an obituary notice for Emma Geraldine "Gerry" Koss, who died in 1989. Does anyone else remember her? She was the art teacher at Spalding Elementary School in the 1950s. I remember making a clay planter box in her art class. It sat on my parents' piano for decades before finding its way to where it belonged. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: GMC63MCCS Christmas Gala We've received a pant load of entries for the Frank Whiteside Most Lamest Excuse Oscar, but are having difficulty nailing down an actual headcount for attendees. If you haven't already RVSP'd, please do so at your earliest convenience so Brother Leo can insure that we won't have to share forks and napkins. See you in Olympia at 10am on December 6th. River's Edge Restaurant 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Tumwater, WA 98501 (360) 943-9500 -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Hope you have the greatest birthday ever so far! I hope you are feeling better. Loved the tribute that Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) gave you. You truly are a 'everything Bomber'! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where it's nice out so far and very warm. Tomorrow will be a different story. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ain't Bombers the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A huge thank you to all of the Bombers for all the calls, emails, ecards and HB wishes on my b-day/Thanksgiving... Hope you all enjoyed your day as much as I have mine (I'm still having it as I write this and need to jump in the shower for din din tonight)... This morning the cats woke me at 7:45... they are so sweet and thoughtful... I got up, had a bagel and thought of what I should do today... I finished pulling the giant man eating yucca yesterday and had thought I'd be pretty sore and tired today, but wasn't so I opened the garage door and sat there pulling on a butt (sounds nasty don't it) and noticed some spots under the '52 F-1... several hoses needed a little tightening and then I saw that one was coming from near the fuel pump... dunno how long that hose has been on there but I'd say over 25 years... cut a new piece of hose, clamped one end of the old one... made the first connection then scrambled like crazy to put the other end on without losing too much gas (connected to the hard line running from the tank)... bravo... I hardly spilled... uh... well... ya see the tank was full and well you get the picture... but I really didn't lose much... the alternator has been making a funny noise so I was about to pull one from the stash and realized I've been meaning to change that belt... I changed the easy one last year... then realized the parts store would be celebrating with me so decided to tackle the grind that has returned to the starter on the '40 Ford... put it on the lift and sure enough the bolts were lose... tightened them and started... all good... took them out and put blue crap on them... so down from the lift and out to put it in its stall... griiiiiiiiiind... this car gave me fits all summer with the starter and I thought I had it fixed when I found a bad wire (4 starters later)... at 4:00 pm I decided that 5 shims and no difference was enough for the day... Big Mike made the mistake of calling me to wish me HB and I told him after breakfast Saturday I was bringing the '40 over with several starters, all the shims I own and all the different length starter bolts in my stash (as shims were added the knurls in the starter bolts weren't entering the block any more)... I wanna thank Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) for his advice "something's just not right"... at least he didn't suggest sheet metal screws... believe it or not, Terry DAVIS ('65) even called... I knew it was for Thanksgiving so I waited till we almost hung hp before telling him... he responded: "Oh David, I'm sorry... you remember everyone's birthday and no one remembers yours"... I didn't go any further with that... It was nice to wake up to Mary Lou ('63) and the 5's sweet HB wish with a little threat thrown in lest I forget myself and tell stories outa school... now way no how... I'm a gooooooooooooood boy! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/14 26 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) Nancy MALLORY ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis ERVIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny DUNCAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CAMPBELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOWELL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick POLK ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan VACH ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MEADER ('73) 11/29 CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Paddy O'Cinnamon" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Ed WOOD ('62) Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving, getting to spend it with those you hold near and dear. Glad you go to spend the holiday with your family, Ed. We had our son Ryan with us. I called my cousin, Robert CROSS (also the class of '62), and we wished each other Happy Thanksgiving a little sadly as he lost his sister Carol ('64-RIP) and his brother, Allan ('59-RIP) in just over a year. They both were usually at his house for this holiday it was a point we both noticed. Re: Miss Koss (RIP) Of course I remember Miss Koss (RIP) from Spalding School, as should all of us who attended there. We all had art at least once a week I think. She convinced all of us we should aspire to use our artistic talents, unfortunately I didn't have any. One more week of frantic decorating to go until the home tour. My husband is leaving next Thursday for a seminar, just as well, except now I hAve to learn what to do if a fuse blows. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Our weather back here in Hope, IN will get up into the 50s on Saturday... skipping around in jumps of 20 to 30, but we were spared the white stuff, so people could drive safely to be with their families over the holiday!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: Gerry Koss (RIP) I remember a Miss Koss -- she taught art at Marcus Whitman (in the '50s). I can still see her... She was always telling us not to draw lollipop trees! -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ~ There is frost outside now, but will warm up later **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What's a pantload? So I kinda promised I wouldn't tell, but since he is getting such a bad wrap (or is it rap?)... goggle says rap... so anyway, the truth of the matter is (and you know I don't make this stuff up) that Frank WHITESIDE ('63) promised to house sit for me while I am in Wikiup having chowder with the girl named Carol in the red sweater... I will say, that it took a bit of talking to get him to agree... I hadda tell him Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) and Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) would be there too along with the infamous Frank Osgard ('63 WB) and that my licker cabinet would be fully stocked... corse I don't have a licker cabinet, but when he figgers out the other lies it will be totally anticlimactic... I'll just tell him Jimbeaux ('63) made me do it... -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/14 25 days till Christmas ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Frank WHITESIDE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanne TURNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill TADLOCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan KLUSMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rebecca HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CLARK ('71) 11/30 CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Weary Willy" Today **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Holiday Lunch Social DATE: Saturday, December 6, 2014 HAPPY THANKSGIVING MERRY CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR 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. NOT sure where we will be seated. They may be in the middle of a large remodel, but we will have space for our group somewhere. PLEASE RSVP to: -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) To: David RIVERS '(65/'63) David, Thanks for getting me off the hook again! Would love to make the Christmas gig, but as fate once again wins the day, I'll just have to settle for a little house sitting for you (Don't tell Jimbeaux, cuz he'll think I'm just making excuses again). With Osgard and the lovely ladies of the Gold Medal for company, it would be interesting. It's great to see some other classmates win my "Lame Excuse Award." I was worried that it would turn into a "Letterman" style top ten lame excuses with only my name attached to it. Don't worry about the "licker" cabinet. I can last a year or more on a 6 pack and don't remember the last time I had one. But, at my age, a little short-term memory may play into the equation. I still have hard booze as old as my 41 year old son. If anyone comes down this way, I'll be glad to unload it on you. It is VERY aged by now. Actually, all of my excuses over the years were legit. And now I have a whole list of excuses. Fate is unkind many times. It has taken a big toll on my wife's sister, so that she is now living in a "Living Center/Memory Care" place. She loves it, but the cost is prohibitive. So, once again, like two other times in the last three years, I have another house for sale. I'm doing it "BY OWNER" since it is next door, and I commissioned it to be built and my wife and I helped design it. So if, as Mister Rogers sang, "Wouldn't you like to be my neighbor," anyone in the New Orleans area (or relocating to the region) is interested in a really nice house, shoot me an email and I'll give you the address so you can see it on the Google map. David, "Won't you be my neighbor?" You could use another place an hour from the French Quarter. Then Jimbeaux can come HERE for the next Christmas gig. Then we can name an award for him! -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ in a much cooler Bayou Gauche/Des Allemands, LA ~~ Okay, since you asked, Des Allemands means "the Germans" in French. It was settled by German settlers In about 1720. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2014 ~ December, 2014