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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/01/15 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Keith ARNDT ('60), Marvin McDONALD ('60) Mary ROSE ('60), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Leoma COLES ('63), Bill SCOTT ('64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larson GRENINGER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna PARDEE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DEERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark PERKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FITZPATRICK ('80) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) & Shannon CRAIG ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Mike, Math was never your strong suit, was it? -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) I would like to wish my sister Grace DeVINCENTIS Spice ('50) a happy belated birthday [on 12/31] and a healthy and fun filled new year. I know she wishes she could spend New Year's Eve with her longtime friend and fellow Richland Bomber companion Bill Clifford. They spent many New Year's Eve dinners together and she always told me how much fun he was to be with. Best wishes Gracie, I love you and hope we can be together soon. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Keith ARNDT ('60) Re: Sandstorm: Obey the Rules and Breathe Easy I've always enjoyed the clever, articulate writing of Jimbeaux ('63) and his latest contribution was spot on. While I'm as opinionated as anyone (probably more so) our beloved Alumni Sandstorm is not the place for our political ranting. I much prefer viewing photos of all those old people I used to know than reading someone's opinion that makes my blood boil. I can easily achieve the latter effect by talking to my brothers-in- law. -Keith ARNDT ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marvin McDONALD ('60) Re: Happy New Year Wishing all of you the very best in the coming year. Praying that 2015 will be the best year we have had and that health and wisdom and prosperity will be our greatest gifts. -Marvin McDONALD ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) So enjoyed many of the entries today. Especially the ones from Dave ROBERTSON ('60) and Dennis HAMMER ('64). Keep up the good work, Maren ,and thank you for all you do!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: It's official! I hope this ends any further discussion of the meaning of Richland Bombers. On the front page of the Tri-City Herald this morning [12/31/14] there is a picture of the gift of the class of 2014 being installed on the 1000 building. It is the MUSHROOM CLOUD. No more discussion of the Payday Bomber should be allowed. [I asked Margaret where the "1000 building" is. She said she was going by the school and would get back to me. Her response follows. -Maren] I drove all the way around and did not see the mushroom. The 1000 building is to the north of the gym but I could not see the north end of it. The 3000 building is Mac Hall (the science and math building). I did not get out and walk around but there is an inner courtyard that would be at the north end of the 1000 building so my guess is that is where it is. The only Payday airplane I saw was on the trailer that the bank uses. I think the other one was on the old tennis backstop. [It has been reported that two other Bombers went looking for the mushroom cloud and didn't find it. I now know that the "1000 building" is the main building where the original Col-Hi building was erected in 1943. RHS is now "gated"... WOW! -Maren] -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Happy new year to all my Bomber friends... my year has been really great... and I have had company for the last two weeks! Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2015!! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ from sunny Gleneden Beach on the Oregon coast **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Ed QUIGLEY ('62) was SO right on in yesterday's Sandstorm, echoing something I've had in my mind for several years: too many people these days CHOOSE to be offended. Future historians may label this era the Age of the Offended. Someone's offended by something ALL the time. I for one am sick of it. The more enlightened among us shrug our shoulders and get on with our lives. Great job, Maren, in shunting political discourse to the side. I like the way the Sandstorm has always been: light and entertaining. I've enjoyed the stories, Bomber news, announcements, etc. It's no place for political discourse; I see far too much of that on my facebook page. Ain't it amazing how anonymity brings out the viciousness in people. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: "It-Never-Snows-in-Southern-Cali-forn-ia" Hey, all you Bombers living in Southern California and areas east enjoy that show we sent you. We must have sent it because we have only had just a little trace of snow twice this year. How about you sending guys posting in some pictures in the Sandstorm of yourselves making some snow angles or otherwise playing in the snow. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The day it all Happned, Baby By Robert Thom. I'm onna hunt. It was published as a short story in Esquire, December 1966 issue. Where I would have been reading a December, 1966, issue of Esquire is beyond me. Given that I read virtually nothing until late 1968 it is even harder for me to fathom. But read it I did. It took the saying "don't trust anyone over thirty" to and new extreme. I guess it could have been in a doctor's office, as some of those publications can be pretty stale, at least inna old days before every doc had CNN on his wall. I recall clearly going to see a movie in 1968 called "Wild in the Streets" and recognized it as being based on the short story. I think it was then that I learned never compare the film version with the written work... no, that was Flowers for Algernon, called "Charlie" in the movie. The short story was fantastic but the film was only so so (Wild that is)... I tried to just pretend Flowers and Charlie were two different works entirely and it helped a little... well if anyone has a copy of Thom's short story in their archives lemme know... Today, New Years Eve (yesterday, tomorrow) is very nasty and cold in Vegas... almost as cold as the winter of aught eight ... man I've always wanted to say that... now I finally had my chance... Normally we get up early and drive to State line for a car show... but after seeing the weather report, alla Donut boyz agreed we ain't gonna go sit and freeze our behinds off this year... I think it has something to do with age... the guys now in their 80s stopped going a few years back... now most of the rest of us are in our late 60s and early to mid 70s and we've joined that bunch... I know, I know... what do we know about cold inna Mojave desert... Well I got confused yesterday and thunk it was Dennis HAMMER's ('64) b-day and thank goodness the Bomber-babe in charge corrected me... I checked with Dennis and I was a month off... well, I'm pretty sure I got this Bomber-babe right so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donna PARDEE ('65), on your special day, January 1, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/14 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mary TRIEM ('47), Mike CLOWES ('54) Gus KEENEY ('57), John ADKINS ('62) Frank WHITESIDE ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PIIPPO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: The BOMBER class of 2014 THANK YOU - We (alumni) have tried for several years to remind folks what the airplane meant - a patriotic contribution to the war effort by our parents from their hard earned salaries. Somehow, the politics (which we do NOT want in the Sandstorm) got so embedded that the actual facts were lost. Bomber Cheers, -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ in the cold Tri-Cities **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Math Math has never confused me. I refuse to recognize its reality. And with the help of a computer, I can keep my check book balanced. To: The Class of 2014 Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your contribution to the beautification of the 1000 building is greatly appreciated. Now, if only something could be done about that painting on the gym wall (or is that too political?). I would argue in favor of keeping the mural as it does depict something that happened on the Hanford Reservation lo those many years ago. To: David RIVERS ('65) Wow! Dude! I never knew you could read. As someone's pappy once said: "I kin read writin' when its writ, but I kain't read writin' when its rote." (Figure that one out, math wizards.) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where yesterday the New Year dawned clear and cold. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Happy New Year to all Bombers No matter what choices you made in your life... -Gus KEENEY ('57) ~ Sent from Sunny Yuma, AZ... Having a "Cold Snap" today at 60!!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Class of '14 Gift I had fully intended to get this posted yesterday, I got stuck not preparing for New Years Eve. The "RHS" class of 2014 has made a very nice gift to the present and future students of Richland High School. There was quite a long discussion on the subject at The Horn Rapids Golf course, yesterday morning. John Richardson - Bomber Golf Coach, Greg Sevegny - Bomber Football Coach, Dan Chubb - Richland Alternative School Principal, and several Bomber alumni (including me). To make it clear, the current Richland Staff members were not expressing opinions or positions, only responding to direct questions regarding the placement of the new "R Cloud". This is a montage of what I came away with: 1. The Day's Pay still flies from The wall of the Basketball Field House [aka Dawald Gym]. 2. The New "R Cloud" will be facing the Long Street entrance to "RHS". 3. The Mascot Bomb (gifted by the Alumni) and rejected by the School District still resides in Jimmie ADAIR's ('66) garage. 4. Phyllis STRUCK Strickler ('60) will likely need treatment for "PTSD" due of the overwhelming size of the new "R-Cloud". ("It's just frightening"). Happy New Year to all. -John ADKINS ('62 still getting a laugh out of living) ~ Richland It's still cold here (16 this a.m.) - we might see a warming trend by the 1st of the week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) OW!! I noticed on that the lowest price in Richland is $2.25 a gallon and Seattle a few cents cheaper. Don?t know if I could afford to live there with 3 cars. Not bragging, but our Sam?s and Costco are tied at $1.71. We have the Gulf and refineries right down the road, so that helps. The weekend closest to January 8th is our re-enactment of the Battle of New Orleans (January 8, 1815). I keep saying I?m going to attend but never get to Chalmette, LA much. A special day for me, since I am big into genealogy, is January 14th, as this was the day in 1863 that my great-uncle, 1st Lt. James Edward Whiteside, age 22, of the Union Army, regiment from Cayuga County, NY was killed leading his regiment in an attack on the Confederate gunboat, Cotton, at the Engagement on Bayou Teche (LA). Online, his commanding officer described the battle and called "Eddie" a hero. As he fell, he told his men to continue until they defeated and captured the gunboat. The battle site, strangely, is a one hour drive down the road from my front door. I went there and found the owner of the thousands of acres of sugar cane and got permission to use my metal detector to look for military artifacts. I got some beeps and found a few ancient nails and pieces of metal, but nothing of substance. The land owner has a room full of Civil War artifacts from the battles in that area. I have pictures of Eddie and his brother, my great- grandfather, also a 1st Lt., Charles M. Whiteside, who was leader of a heavy artillery unit. I have their National Archives war records and some of their military stuff. Also, silverware their mother bought with Eddie?s insurance money in 1863... inscribed with "EDDIE" in his memory. I love fooling with family stuff... have tons of it. I have family stuff back to the early 1800s and genealogy charts that trace the family to the early 1700s on the paternal side and on the maternal side to 1587 at Roanoke Island, the lost colony that disappeared. Anyway, a cool hobby that I spent my first 4 years of retirement fooling with. But, don?t have the time anymore, so have donated some stuff to museums. Oh, sometime in the future, look for a John Goodman movie filmed at my favorite local plantation and about 3 miles down our main road. I THINK it is called something like "Valencia". Sounded somewhat interesting. We are now called, "Hollywood of the South," because of our tax laws for movie companies. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Although this will be a day late, I still want to wish all Bombers everywhere a very happy New Year!! May it be a safe, healthy, and prosperous one for one and all! It's been a few years that we haven't stayed up to ring in the New Year, but I was awakened with what sounded like bombs going off in our bedroom. Don't know which neighbors it was having fun, but it just kept going on and on. Going to be taking down the Christmas decorations today and get started on making some more cards. Happy New Year! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ a cold gray day in Kennewick so far **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Happy New Year! We "ushered in" the New Year in our yearly tradition... home-made chili and playing "Mexican Train" (a Domino game). It is 5 outside, at midnight, so NONE of us went outside to "yell in the New Year"... just too blasted cold. We still have snow on the ground... snowed a little more on Monday. We felt sorry for the birds that are still hanging around, so we decided to make "bird cakes" for them... we have a family of quail that have taken up residency underneath the fir trees that "line our back fence"... we tried to hang the "cakes" from the tree branches, but we made them too "top-heavy" so every time we tried to tie the string onto the "cakes" they'd break, so we ended up spreading them under the trees... told my daughter, next time I think we'll just find an old hubcap and hang it from the tree branch and fill it with wild bird seed. I remember watching "Flowers for Algernon ("Charlie" and crying almost through the entire movie... loved Cliff Robertson's portrayal of "Charlie"... was very believable. Re: "The Cloud" I am soooooooo glad it is being put on the school! I never agreed with those who claimed "we" were named after that plane... I NEVER even heard of that plane till I read about it in the Alumni Sandstorm... ALWAYS was told that "we" were named after the BOMB... am "proud of the cloud" and "proud to be a Bomber". I agree with Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61)... "no more discussion of the Payday Bomber should be allowed". -Linda REINING ('64) ~ loving living in Kuna, ID where we had a White Christmas and we still have LOTS of snow on the ground... LOVE IT. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Paul WEICHEL ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1932 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick LOHDEFINCK ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tobe ROBERTS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Moved to EXTRA - Might be political... click to read -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) I, too, am really into family genealogy. I haven't done much the past few years. My side (both parents, grandparents, etc.) is finished. I'm doing my husband's side of the family. It's quite a bit more challenging as he only remembers his grandparents. He remembers the names of some, but no information to help me out. So, I've had quite the challenge and have gotten back to the grandfather that came over from Scotland in the 1800s. A cousin and I have, for a few years paid for the international search through The past couple years, I've hardly used it. It's way too expensive to not use it so this year I've promised myself that I would make it a priority over making greeting cards. That's big in my book :). Anyway, I think it's neat that you live so close to the action sort of speaking. All my ancestors are from back east. We've been back to Woburn, MA, (originally Charlestown) a couple times. That's the city that my ancestors founded. Also, they were one of the founders of Winchester, MA. I would love to visit some of the battle sites that they were in as well. I do know that Brandywine Battle was one of them. Anyway, I could go on and on myself. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: time does fly It seems like yesterday I was doing this very same post. The years just seem to fly by... I sure hope we're havin' fun. Is it summer yet? I've been a very good boy waiting patiently for the warm rays of summer to return... funny... sometimes time just doesn't fly... If my math is correct and nobody would ever place a bet on that, it has been 32 years since we said "Happy trails" to this Bomber and I sure hope he and Pook ('63-RIP) are up there enjoying a ciggie butt... We miss you Chuck GARDINER ('63-RIP) on January 3, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52) Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HOLLOWAY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Jill LYONS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria KENNEDY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina BERLAND ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: geneology Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) and her interest in geneology piqued my interest. After my father died back in the late '70s, I found some family ancestry stuff in his desk. He'd never mentioned anything to me on the subject. I eventually found a lot more data, including two "family tree" books written perhaps 75 years apart. The latter listed my father, and the two books took my paternal ancestry back to Dedham, Mass. ca. 1635. Seems my original American paternal ancestor Thomas Wight showed up there with a wife and a couple sons. He and his offspring also founded Medfield, Mass. and later Killingly, CT. Back in the '80s when I was stationed in CT, I found ancestral graves in Killingly, and also visited a distant relative in Medfield who was the spitting image of my father! Thomas Wight was our only common ancestor, so the gene pool can remain strong! There is a reconstructed 18th century village / farm complex in Mass. called Sturbridge Village that features a grist mill attributed to one of my ancestors, and an inn there called Oliver Wight House. Interesting stuff, to me at least. We always thought Thomas Wight came from the Isle of Wight, but more recently information suggests he came from Yorkshire, England - but we have never figured out just how he and his family got to America... On the other hand, my mother's genealogy seems a dead end. Her mother died when she was an infant, and she had little info on her grandparents on either side... she was of German extract, and I have always suspected her mother was at least part Blackfoot, but not able to support that. Her father, my grandfather, was a railroad man and married my maternal grandmother in Montana.... I have very little info no how my ancestors felt about the Revolutionary War, but I think most folks of Puritan extract had much use for the English monarchy.... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ enjoying the onset of 2015 here in Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Moved to EXTRA - part MIGHT be political... click to read -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) Last year I also did an in-depth ancestry search with I was able to trace my father's side of the family back to the mid-fifteenth century in Europe. It wasn't as hard as I thought because I found out that a lot of the connecting work had already been done for me by a passel of distant relatives I didn't know I had. Great-Grandmother Ellen O'Hara (with whom I share a birthday today!) had eight children, so I discovered I've got a LOT of second cousins out there. Met one of them online through Like you, one of my ancestors came over from Scotland in the 1800s. I also discovered my great- grandfather James Scott was a Union soldier (sergeant) in the Kansas Grand Army of the Republic. And, I found out that I'm descended from two separate lines of Scotts, and it is only by virtue of great-grandmother Ellen marrying James Scott that the Scott name was restored to my lineage; it had disappeared through marriage on Ellen's side centuries ago. All in all, it was one of the most satisfying things I've done, and I highly recommend it. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I am totally and pitifully unliterate... stupid stupid stupid... I am never gonna learn how to use face book... never never never... every time I see something I wanna comment on I touch something and zoom it's gone... then when I start over there are completely different posts... sometimes they are several days old and I'm lookin' fer one I just saw posted... I knew I shoulda listened to the boyz' counselor when he told me my Sr. year that I should go to the rez and make and sell pottery... but noooooooo I hadda go and get a computer and just get more and more frustrated... wheeeeew, feel better now... so there I was just went on to face book to see what there was to see and up pops the b-day bomber- babe's Senior picture... swooooooooooooon... maybe it was the swooning that was the problem... I don't think I drooled onna keyboard or anything... so I got a little worried cuz it was an HB wish and I had her on my yellow stickie for tomorry... Thank goodness for the Bomber calendar... I saw I was right and went back to write something and whoooooooooosh it was gone... tried again and there were pictures John CAMPBELL ('63) posted on new years day... now I always look at John's pictures but I was onna mission... finally went to the Bomber-babe's page, found it again and sent a post... hope I dun it right... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paula Jill LYONS ('64) on your special day, January 4, 2015!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looooooooove you, PJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Joahn HUSTED Nield ~ Class of 1949 ~ 1930 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Karen COLE ('55) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger McCLELLAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise HARTCORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam EHINGER ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well now; here we are five days into the new year and RIVERS ('65) is still using stickies to try to remember things. Well, I don't use stickies; I have a list and I check it more than twice and hopefully remember which computer the list is on. With all that being said (or written); the "raison d'etre" of today's post is in celebration of a Bomber birthday. A fellow classmate, with whom I had a nice conversation about the city in which he now lives. Co-incidentally, it was the same city I married my current wife 55 and 1/2 years ago. Liked the town so much, went back ten years later. All of this is beside the point, which is the "traditional" tipping of the ol' propeller beanie and shouting "Happy Birthday!" and the top of my lungs for Roger McCLELLAN ('54). Hey, it's a long way between here and Albuquerque. Have a good day, Roger, and watch out for the chilies. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the cold is gone (for the moment) and the monsoons have returned for a while. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Our daughter-in-law is a direct descendent of Ira and Susan Woodin, who founded Woodinville. Susan Woodin would load eggs into a pram, and row down the Sammamish Slough to Lake Washington. There she would spend the night on shore, then row to Bellevue where she took the stage into Seattle. After selling her eggs, she would reverse the trip. Tough lady, tough times. Twenty-five years ago I did our family genealogy at the National Archives at Sandpoint in Seattle. It was tough going trying to read the old hand writing on microfische. Things have changed with research tools. I did find that our ancestry wasn't illustrius, more notorius I'm afraid. The study of one's history is so much fun if one can apply small anecdotes to the dry list of names, bringing that person to life. One can get information and insight into the lives and even the physical characteristics of people through the census and voting records. You bored retired people should try this, it's easy, fun and addictive. Remember, after three generations, people are forgotten, and their stories untold. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Snowy Nine Mile Falls, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Genealogy Several of you have mentioned recent or previous research into family history. If anyone is interested in more information in the Tri-City area check out the Tri-City Genealogical Society. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Crow's Nest in the Clover Island Inn at 7pm for the meeting. Anyone is welcome to come at 5:30 for an early get together and dinner... meeting early gives more time for conversation. We have guest speakers every month. The organization has been going for more the 50 years so there are a lot of people who can help with additional ideas for your research and documentation. There are a lot of local resources available, more than just -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) All this mention of geneology brings me to mention my surprise when I called my cousin, Bobby CROSS ('62) when I was driving to Buffalo, NY about 2002 to ask him "Don't we have a family museum back in New York someplace?" (My dad had died in 1999, and he had mentioned once we had other family reunions we had never attended.) Turns out we do have one, and I was going to drive right by it, so was able to call and get an appointment to see it. Turns out Issac Cross married a Green, nee Buffum about the time of the Civil War, so all said Crosses are related to Buffums. The Buffums even have an association and have been meeting almost yearly for over 50 years. I've attended some of their reunions and even went on a Buffum cruise to the Bahamas, but sadly there have been some conflicts like the 50 year of our class of '62, so I've had to miss some of the reunions. They have had a historian or genii geneologist for years, and our history goes back to Buffum coming over from England in the 1500s. So all my ancestors are on CD's and disks. I even found out my Grandfather had been born in Buffalo, New York on that trip to New York (all my growing up I thought we were west coast people). But the greatest shock came at the little family museum when my cousin showed me a photo of my grandparents, and I did know my dad's mom, but the photo she showed me was of some strangers. So I sent her a photo of my "real" Grandparents. Hope we make it to the Buffum reunion this summer in Colden, New York, and I can see if the real Cross grandparents made into the right file. That is if the Museum survived that very heavy snowfall that area had last fall. As Hanover was mentioned in the news, and The little town if Colden is maybe 5 or 10 miles from there. We had actually visited Colden before I knew it was a town my ancestors founded when we took our kids to a little ski area right up the road from there in the '90s. The little ski area was called Kissing Bridge. Happy New Year to all Bombers anywhere or every where, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Hope, IN where we've just had one little snowfall so far, but it's suppose to get down to -3 this week, sans snow, thank Heaven. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Moved to EXTRA - Might MIGHT be political... click to read -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: The Rail Queen I'm inviting all fans of my books to take a look at my first-ever guest blog, which marks the occasion of the release of my new novel, "The Rail Queen". The blog examines in detail an operation featured in the novel, one of the late nineteenth-century's most fascinating phenomenons: the Harvey House Restaurants and the Harvey Girls. You'll find the blog at my host's website Hope you take a look! -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Genealogy Been enjoying reading about the searches some have done on their ancestry. My maternal Norwegian, grandmother had our ancestry traced back to Leif Erickson... she gave each of us seven grandkids a booklet containing all the information. we even found my maternal Norwegian, grandfather's name on the registry at Ellis Island... he was a year old, when his family came over from Norway. His last name was Dahl but for some reason, his family changed it to Bue. My grandmother's maiden name was Lauritzen but her family wanted a more American-sounding name, so they changed it to Larsen. They all settled in Northern Minnesota. She even gave us wedding pictures of our ancestors, including hers from the early 1900s. It's interesting to go through it and read where we came from and how we got here. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ still snow on the ground in Kuna, ID and temps are "warming up" to the 20s instead of the teens. call me "crazy" but I STILL LOVE IT. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Now there's a memory for ya... Terry DAVIS ('65) sent me a "selfie" and then called to remind me that it was a cold night such as this one when he got up and traipsed from his house to Richland Lutheran Church to join us at Confirmation class in his Pajamas... if you haven't heard that one... Terry entered the room wearing the new "Have Gun Will Travel" 6 guns he got for Christmas... his mother wouldn't get them for him till he was in the 7th grade... the teacher demanded: "Terry you take those guns off and give them to me!"... He whirled on her and exclaimed; "Nobody takes my guns, stranger!". A night to remember... you shoulda been there, birthday Bomber-babe, you'd have loved it!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pam EHINGER ('67) on your special day, January 5, 2015 and Larry HOLLOWAY ('64) sorry I missed yours yesterday (day before tomorrow)... love yer new face book picture... You and GRESS ('61) look as cool as it gets in those new-old pix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Charlie ROSE ~ Class of 1950 ~ 1932 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), Duane LEE ('63) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lora HOMME ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia REDISKE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allyson SMITH ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Genealogy All this talk about genealogy makes me realize how fortunate my wife and I are. Our ancestry has been trace all the way back to Charlemagne. That being said; we are distant cousins... very distant cousins. Very close relatives did all the "leg work" for this and it has been very appreciated. Prior to this effort, my ancestry had been traced back to the mid-1700s on both sides of my family. Along the way there was a Union soldier and a Revolutionary soldier, which were interesting items to know. And, of course, to get all the way to Charlemagne, there were several royals involved; kings and queens of a number of countries. It was interesting to see how the royals intermarried from one country to another so that many of them were related to each other, which accounted for both comradeship and jealous enemies. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ warm Pasco (52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: family histories, genealogy Reading about genealogies made me think how lucky I was to have the photograph album that my aunt, on my dad's side, gave to my dad and then left to me. There are pictures and commentaries of aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents , etc. that were put together by my aunt (dad's older sister) made for each of the families. Most had dates and identification on the back of the old photographs. I scanned each one and put them in order and then made CD's of the everything for each of my children. I often wish I had such a history of my mother's side of the family, and perhaps with the suggestions made by fellow classmates, I'll entice my brother to help me search that out. Thank you for the suggestions. On top of that someone in our family has the documents and train tickets my great grandparents had when they left Russia (now the Ukraine of which half is written in French and the other half in Russian) as they prepared to come to the United States. As a side note, they were Jewish and fled Odessa from the pogroms in the late 1800s. Re: Skydiving Breathtaking skydiving-WOW! Wonder if I could do that on my 80th BD! NAAAAAAAAAAAH. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Genealogy I wish I lived near Richland so I could go to the Historical Genealogical Society meetings with great speakers. I also have to read fellow Bomber Bill SCOTT's ('64) books. I did read the blog which gave a positive and interesting account of his book, "The Rail Queen", and history about The Harvey Girls; I'm surprised I haven't seen reference to the Harvey Girls woven into some of the TV shows about the Old West over the years. I'm trying to remember where I saw a display about the Harvey Girls, although it wasn't as detailed as the blog, they did display a Harvey Girl in uniform. it might have been at the Grand Canyon, as I think it was originally a Harvey stop on that railroad. To: Linda REINING ('64) My brother Roy CROSS ('65) and I are half Norwegian, as our mom was a Dokken before she married our dad in 1940. Anyway, we went to Norway to try to trace our Norwegian roots in 1998; the old homestead is no longer standing, but we did stop at the town on our wonderful trip to experience Norway by boat, rail, and train, all in 5 days on our "Norway in a Nutshell" Tour. We loved seeing the land of our roots, and even got to spend an evening in a Norwegian home, but we didn't meet any actual relatives there. I did meet a 2nd cousin on my mother's side in Townersi, ND where both my parents were born, and my Buffalo, NY born Cross grandfather I'd buried. (My dad was one of 12 children, but he is the only Cross in that little graveyard... most of the rest of the family lived and died in the Eugene, OR area. Anyway, these relatives also gave a geneology booklet done on the Dokken family. I saw the only picture of my maternal grandmother in that booklet, as she had died before my mom had graduated from high school. Geneology is interesting and addictive. I am off to see Carol RICE Forister ('62) for a short visit as soon as we get in our church meeting for the week. The cold is bad enough, but the snow is what bothers me. Carol is excited we are coming, we are bringing her a tin man we made, as she is always giving me hand made projects from wood she and her husband have done over the years. Please pray for her, as she sounds very weak. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it is predicted to get down to -2 on Wednesday night, so we are waiting to start our drive to Kansas City early Thursday morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) The erection of the new big R and cloud has been postponed. Not for any political reason, just some problem getting it mounted onto the bricks. It will be on the south wall of the cafeteria so it is visible from the entrance to Art Dawald Gym and also from the entrance to the auditorium. I LIKE IKE!! Who remembers chanting that slogan heard from your parents? How about you, Maren? [Yes, Duane, I remember I LIKE IKE. My dad made the kids say that on Halloween BEFORE he'd give them any candy. -Maren] -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies January lunch WHEN: Friday, January 9th, 2014 TIME: 12noon - 2pm WHERE: Country Gentleman Restaurant 9221 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick The January Ladies of '65 Lunch will be held this Friday, January 9th, at the Country Gentleman Restaurant in Kennewick. Ladies: if you graduated from Columbia High School in 1965, please mark your Calendar and plan to join us! If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jerry Kay MILLAR ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Margaret EHRIG ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol DuBOIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SCHAUER ('84) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers Come One, Come All to the First lunch of 2015 We've survived Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Now we have five weeks until Valentine's Day. Come and sign up for a free drawing for a gift certificate from Dave of JD's Diner. (We had a small group in December so it was postponed until January.) WHEN: Saturday, January 10, 2015 (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) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) If I ever get to spend any amount of time in The Tri-Cities again, is there any interest in a "Spalding Elementary School" get together for lunch? I've spent tons of time back in the Richland since 1962 visiting my parents, but spend less time there since my parents no longer live there. But before the Sandstorm I wasn't aware of any class get togethers, except for our class reunions, and Club 40!! We are bracing for our 24 hours of sub-zero weather, I'm not sure I'd be up to days and days of this. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from cold Hope, IN where at least we missed all but a sprinkle of the snow... this time anyway. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Geneology and Family stuff large and small Note to Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) and Bill SCOTT ('63) Late in my urban planning career in the Puget Sound area I hired a transportation planning consultant from Ohio by the name of Tom Harvey. He was a proud and direct descendent of the organizer of the railroad "Harvey Girls." I also once met a person who had retained the name Pepin in her own hyphenated name, and this hyphenation tradition stretched back twelve centuries all the way to Charlemagne's father (Pepin). So, Curt DONAHUE ('53) also can actually trace back to this guy Pepin (yes?), and even to Pepin's father (Charlemagne's grandfather) Charles Martel who in 722 A.D. at the Battle of Tours (or Poitier) is famous in European history for repulsing the Moors (Spanish Muslims) from further advance into what is now France. By the way, Charlemagne had five wives, in succession, as well as five concubines. Charlemagne?s youthful and favorite wife (Hildegard) gave him nine of his eighteen children (the other nine were illegitimate) and his most happy family life. She died at age twenty-six (they married when she was twelve). Speaking of family histories, my family on my father's side traces back to the Dordogne Valley in southern France, like Poitier, and the idyllic storybook village of Beaulieu sur Dordogne, which my own family was able to visit in 1999. My wife Kristi was in remission (passed away in 2001) and, even having lived earlier in the incomparable Paris for two years as a student, confided to me "if we can ever come back, I would rather here than Paris." At another poignant family moment, back in 1967 following my university graduation, I walked with my father on a deserted Oregon beach under the stars. I finally dropped the big question of him, one who came to Hanford during the height of the War in July 1944 (I was born three weeks later at the Hanford hospital): "Do you think it was right . . . to drop the bomb?" This is a family question, not a trivializing political question. After a long pause Dad confided: "that's a hard question to answer, after working on something all of your life." Now THAT is an honest answer, and thought provoking, from someone who despite our normal rough patches I have come to honor as the most honest man I have ever known (RIP 1988). As part of a related--and also edifying--Bomber website exchange in 2011, the second of my entries appeared (uncensored!) on March 20, 2011, and follows below. In summary, as a response to Hitler's own bomb program and in its later critical role as a deterent during the Cold War years of Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD), the Hanford thing need not be confused with the much debated Nagasaki decision made somewhere else by someone else. My thought, therefore, in response to the mushroom mounting update from Duane LEE ('63), is that the real symbol of Hanford is NOT the 1944 mushroom cloud in the Building 1000 courtyard, but rather the ABSENCE of those (deterred) 1945-1991 mushroom clouds we otherwise might see memorialized on any of those other more visible campus walls. [WHAT???? -Maren] From March 20, 2011 "I fully agree with you (a Sandstorm respondent from the class of '69) on the abuses so easily posed by revisionist historians who would "rewrite, second guess, or deconstruct" historical decisions. "But, based on his evidence, the point of Alperovitz's book is that a good dose of historical revisionism actually began in 1945. So, is the shoe on the other foot? Documents released after the mandatory 50-year waiting period (1995) contribute to his view. In my earlier entry I declined to ramble on that his book is divided into two parts. The first deals with the decision to use the bomb, and the second part covers what today we would call a bit of useful public disinformation immediately following the war. "Further, there is a difference between the Hanford story, about which we are all so defensive, and the separate and controversial decision to actually use the bomb at a certain time and on certain targets. Even Roosevelt and Churchill, for example, saw clearly this distinction between making the bomb (the Manhattan Project), originally to outrun Hitler's nuclear program, and then actually using it in the particular and rapidly changing circumstances in the Pacific. "In the Hyde Park Agreement of Sept. 18, 1944 (over two years into the bomb effort, and a almost a full year before its use), they wrote, 'When a 'bomb' is finally available, it might perhaps, after mature consideration, be used against the Japanese, who should be warned that this bombardment will be repeated until they surrender.' In the end, was this 'consideration' as mature under Truman as it might have been under Roosevelt? Specialists differ, but newly declassified information should have a place at the table, even with us Bomber fans. As early as 1946, but arguably in retrospect, the Strategic Bombing Survey Report laid out its case and then concluded: 'Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31December 1945 and in all probability prior to 1 November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated.' "In summary, and as a Veteran, I simply cannot accept your view that General Eisenhower was unaware of the costs of the Pacific War. Not all generals are idiots. Also, nothing in my earlier comment (or in the book) addresses or discredits the historic Hanford wartime effort to build the weapon prior to a separate decision on its use. And there is nothing that later discredits the ongoing Hanford (and Oak Ridge) programs to ensure for fifty years a deterrent during the Cold War. And, as you suggest, Elvis is toast; but, his wife's maiden name was Beaulieu." -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: El Capitan climb Just happened to notice on the news that my former neighbor that lived across from our little cabin in Estes Park, CO, Tommy Caldwell, is one of the two free-climbers who is climbing the Dawn Wall of el capitan, the towering 3,000 foot granite cliff in Yosemite National Park in California. I first met him shortly after we moved into our little cabin/condo in 2009. He was with two other people who I assume were his wife at that time and a fellow climber. I '?t know who he was, so I asked the neighbors about him and they told me he was a world-famous free climber who was born in Estes Park and was married to a famous woman climber, Beth Rodden, who was also a world-famous free- climber. In climbing circles, they were like the "Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt" of climbing. I kind of followed his climbing escapades which I traced back to the '90s. He apparently started climbing around Estes Park at Long?s Peak and other peaks in the region. This guy has climbed towering peaks all over the world and is apparently sponsored by Patagonia, an outdoor clothing company. In 2000, he and his wife and two fellow climbers were doing a climb in Kyrgyzstan, one of the former Russian republics that is now independent, when they were captured by rebels. They finally escaped when Tommy pushed the guy who was watching them off a cliff and were rescued by government soldiers. Anyway, free-climbing is climbing using only your fingers and toes using ropes and hooks only in case of falls. They use their bare fingers, which wear off the skin constantly. He lost part of one finger in an accident with a saw, but he kept climbing. He has scaled el capitan a number of times but on other parts of it. It is amazing to watch his videos online. When they slip and fall, they bounce against the cliff. That?s got to take a toll! They have some videos and blogs online regarding this climb, which has never been free-climbed before. I think one was "tommy and becca blogspot". His new wife is keeping up the news and new pictures/videos. Since 1900, around 30 climbers have fallen to their deaths on el capitan. Other famous climbers call this climb "nearly impossible." The granite cliffs are nearly straight up and have almost no place to put your fingers. If they make it, it is likely to be on Sunday. Anyway, I?m having fun watching the videos and reading the blogspot. Hope they make it against all the odds. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Duane LEE ('63) Re: "I LIKE IKE" Years ago I ran across this "I LIKE IKE" early TV commercial produced by Roy Disney. Really catchy tune. I found it on the Internet Archive while looking for something totally different, possibly something on military to help with genealogy. Look to the left of the page and you can click on what format you want to watch; I used MPEG4. I remember when the election was over, my parents had given me an old checkbook from an account they had closed to write on. The day after the election I wrote a check to Dwight Eisenhower for one million dollars, or maybe it was only one hundred dollars. When you are that young you don't really know the difference. Re: Genealogy I had wondered for many years if I had a Civil War brother- against-brother in my family. When I retired they gave me a pre-loaded card for $100 and I thought would have more time to research, so I signed up for, then went to bed. After a few minutes I had a thought out of the blue. They were from Kentucky and I had seen my Union ancestor's pension records photo and headstone, but since Kentucky had not suceeded from the Union, would the state still have paid a pension to Confederate veterans? I found out in short order they did! These two brothers were not only brothers, they were also brothers-in-law because they had married sisters. I had previously found an article in a 1900 newspaper saying that when my ancestor, now living in Missouri, was told his brother, still in Kentucky, had died, he said he was the only one left, felt very bad, took to his bed and died after a few days. The Confederate veteran had not applied for a pension, his second wife did. I have not found death date for first wife, sister to the Union vet's wife, or even his death date although it has to be early in 1900. Talk about "robbing the cradle" at age 78 he married someone 39 years younger than himself then he died in what has to be about 11 months later. Guess that might be a lesson for those of us guys getting up there in age. Don't marry someone way younger than ourselves--we may not be able to handle it. Re: TV Guide When the TV movie "The Blue and the Gray" come out in the '80s there was a TV Guide article which was the most interesting short article about the Civil War I ever read... I wish I had kept it. It was about brothers who had been on opposite sides. One set of brothers were both killed and their father buried them side by side. Others put the war behind them and became business partners, and others never talked to each other again. If anyone knows how I might find a copy of the article, let me know. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Kennewick I would give you the weather, but by the time you read this it may very well have changed. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: I LIKE IKE If I remember, that slogan was popular when I was in 6th grade and Eisenhower was running against Adlai Stevenson... I remember both their pictures being on my copy of the "Weekly Reader" (remember that paper? Think we got it every Friday, when we were in grade school). Speaking of things from grade school... does anyone remember when we could order books, once a month, I think? we had an order form and a booklet that gave a small description of each book and we could order a certain amount, each time... don't remember any of them being more than $10. I can "see" the order form... it was long and narrow and I think it was printed on both sides... it had to have a parent's signature and the money had to be in the envelope, before the books could be ordered, and they were delivered to the school. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ 28 in Kuna, ID and we still have some snow on the ground... am loving it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mary Ann NACKE Williams ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1930 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kath CARLSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti SINCLAIR ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Pete: You are correct about Pepin and Charles Martel. I stopped at Charlemagne because most people have no idea who Pepin or Martel were. I will mention a couple of others in my tree who may be well-known to many and that would be my 66th Great-grandfather, Mark Anthony and my 66th Great-grand Aunt, Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt. It is amazing to me to see who all were in my heritage. When I read about their lives and what all they did, and then look at my accomplishments in my life, it is very humbling! -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: El Capitan Climb I enjoyed your article about your neighbor and his free climbing experiences and climbing El Capitan in California. Thought you might enjoy an unusual picture of El Capitan waterfall that appears that to be on fire but is actually a late reflection of the sun on the water. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) I've been working on my husband's family research. I've been given information from some of his cousins, but a lot of it was conflicting information. So, I decided to start from scratch. I started with his dad's death certificate. It had his dad's full name, date of birth, place of birth, place of death. Then I got his birth certificate. It had place of birth, date and also his mom and dad's name and where they were living at the time. I kept getting birth and death certificates going backwards. After many years of disappointment for not being able to have the information that I needed, I've now gotten his complete line on his father's side back to when his ancestors came to the US from Scotland. has information from other relatives that have put their search online and also pictures. It's still a pains takingly slow process, as you have to be really careful that the person you are looking for is really the person. I found that was the easiest way to do a search when you don't know where to really begin one. Hope this helps you. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where it's getting colder again. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: The Battle of New Orleans - 200 years ago today The Battle of New Orleans actually started on December 23, 1814, with the first of several skirmishes, but the main attack by the British was January 8, 1815. I have an ancestor who was there. Tennessee is known as the "Volunteer State" because so many volunteered to fight in the War of 1812, especially the Battle of New Orleans. My ancestor, Austin Grishom/Grissom, was one of them. He was a private in the 2 Regiment (Cocke's) West Tennessee Militia. They traveled to New Orleans by flotilla via the Cumberland, Ohio, and then Mississippi Rivers. General Andrew Jackson had a rag tag force of about 4,000 U.S. regulars, militia, townspeople, frontiersmen, free blacks, Indians, and even some pirates. British commanding General Edward Pakenham had 10,000 battle hardened forces fresh from fighting Napoleon in Europe. Jackson had built fortifications about a mile long running from the river to the swamp. I have seen a map on the internet that showed where various groups were stationed and it put the Tennessee regiments (appears to be 5 regiments) in about the center of the fortifications, but can not find it now. Some maps... Denis found: Shows where 2nd Tennessee and Kentucky Rifle were: [I found: These maps you can click ... and then click again to get a pretty big view... -Maren] In the early morning of January 8 the British began their attack. Two hours later the two British Generals leading the attack on the right and left had been killed, then General Pakenham rode up to rally the troops and was killed. General Lambert leading the reinforcements which were to support where needed ordered the withdrawal. The British lost 2,000 killed, wounded or captured. The U. S. reported 13 dead, wounded?sources vary from 39 to over 200. Pakenham was killed in front of the area where the Tennesseans were stationed. Now I have just told you all I know about this War of 1812 ancestor, only learned he was at the Battle of New Orleans 2 or 3 years ago and a learned his regiment a few months ago. Requires more research. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) Johnny Horton on Ed Sullivan - Battle of New Orleans Johnny Horton - Battle of New Orleans - Lego Version **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) To: Linda REINING ('64) Re: SBS Oh yes, the BOOKS! That brought back a flood of memories. We used to get the small "catalog" and order form every month or two.. They were inexpensive, often .59 or .99 cents! The really thick ones might have been $1.29 or so? My parents were readers and loved us to read, so I pretty much had a blank check and spent around five dollars each month. I read each book cover to cover. The company was Scholastic Book Services, usually showing on the spine as SBS. Reading still brings me joy, and my Kindle is a constant companion. Well, until I stupidly left it in a seat back pocket on a flight in October! :-( But then I borrowed a notebook computer from my employer and downloaded the Kindle app and kept reading. Now research is telling us that the backlit screens of computers are worse for us than e-reader screens, so I may have to switch back next time I'm in the U.S. For those of you who like non-fiction, as I do, check out Eric Larson. I recently finished reading his "Thunderstruck" in a newly formed coed book club with Brits and American. His scholarship is amazing and ne makes history read like a novel. Good stuff. When I'm asked what I miss most about the U.S., high on my list are public libraries. I loved my visits there throughout childhood and can't imagine a better use for tax money, unless it's the roads to get there. Happy New Year to you all! -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Khartoum, Sudan where I woke up shivering at 51F and today's high was 77F, a welcome wintery break from the usual 100+ temps nine months out of the year! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mary GREER Larson ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan ECKERT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John TAYLOR ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pearl DROTTS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FUNDERBURG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edna SMYTH ('71wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Joe and Kristi MAGULA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HARLESS ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stefan SCHERPEREL ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: Reading I remember ordering Scholastic books. And we got the weekly reader. We even ordered the weekly reader during the summer. If I remember right they still had Scholastic books when my kids were in school. They may still have it -- will have to ask my teacher daughter. I have a kindle (my son's old one) and get a book on it now and then, but I really like holding and reading old fashioned books. I spend a lot of money on books! I know I should go to the library instead! Read on! -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: speechless Well I guess I'm the only one who hasn't searched the archives for my famblie tree... I know there must be some broken branches there... and then I musta fallen offa one but I know I gots a Mommy and a Daddy... well I did afore I became a orphan (aaaaaaaaaawww po po pitiful me)... I gotsa distant relative who does that stuff for a living... he determined that my Mommy was royalty... man I think the famblie jewels got lost... then he traced my Pops to Geronimo... but I guess that didn't suit him so he pushed a different button and presto, my Dad's mom moved to Mexico... zip zap in spite of alla stories she had told him about Dodge City in the cowboy days... amazing what one can become if one is so inclined... but no matter what... my life ain't changed one bit... I'm still desparate and dateless like the old DJ show where kids would call in and make requests... so now I gotta get going and wish that Bomber-babe that fled from Bakersfield to Ideeho an HB... now we don't wanna question the move too carefully but I heard an all points bulletin last time I was in Bakersfield... but I'll leave that for a nuther day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Linda REINING ('64) on your special day, January 9, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Johnny Horton - Battle of New Orleans I want to hear more!! The Battle of New Orleans I'm learning on Karaoke... very fast song to sing, and quite the history behind it that most people don't know!! -Dwight CAREY ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Roy THOMAS ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1929 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Duane LEE ('63) Mina Jo GERRY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl FRANKLIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl DeMERS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BUSH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy STEIN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Re: The Big Pool I remember watching Ron HOGLEN ('62) perform the most perfect back dive from the high dive at George Prout pool. A hard dive to perform. Perfect arch and straight into the water with hardly a ripple or splash. I was in awe. In the new bathtub size pool, you are not permitted to do anything backwards from the diving boards. You can do gainer dives and flips which is odd because they are a lot more dangerous than back flips or dives. What's next? A ban on can openers? Re: Weekly Reader I remember reading about U.S. military involvement in a county called Viet Nam from an article in our weekly reader. It was about 1955 at Spalding. I remembered it because the country had such a funny name. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mina Jo GERRY Payson ('68) WHAT: Class of '68 January Lunch WHEN: Monday, January 12 TIME: 11:30 am WHERE: Sterlings on Queensgate CONTACT: Sharon LUCAS Simmelink ('68) is in charge of planning. Let her know if you will be there so she can get a head count. The invite is also posted on our class of '68 Facebook page. -Mina Jo GERRY Payson ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dianne RUSSELL ~ Class of 1967 ~ 1948 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/11/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Ann BISHOP ('56) Roy BALLARD ('63) Nancy MOORE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RUSSELL ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kurt JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len PARIS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMYTH ('73wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LYSHER ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('02) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Since no one else commented on David RIVERS' ('65) lament, I will. I may not be "desperate", but I'm sure I'm not the only other Bomber who is "dateless". You'll live, "Tooter"! Hang in there. If I were closer I'd give you a motherly hug and a pat on the back. That is a missionary's heart speaking. We 'feel' for the hurt, downtrodden, po' fokes, pitiful and displaced! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Pat MURPHY ('66-RIP) I was very sorry to see that Pat had passed and there was nothing in the Sandstorm about it. I had contacted the people to be about his passing close to a week ago and it still hasn't made it to the Sandstorm. the funeral was yesterday [1/9] and he died on the 31st of December. I'm sad and disappointed for everyone the service at Einan's was well attended and people shared their thoughts and experiences with Pat. He will be missed. [I'm sorry about that, Roy. I try to do the Bomber Memorials in "order of death" and there were just too many who died before Pat for me to get his memorial done before his services. -Maren] -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MOORE ('70) WHAT: Vegas Bomber Lunch WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 TIME: Noon LOCATION: Macayo?s at W.Sahara & Cimarron in Las Vegas RSVP: Nancy MOORE ('70) -Nancy MOORE ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Pam GARRETT Hampton ~ Class of 1971 ~ 1953 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Annie PARKER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUNT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn RIESE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles KNOEBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug STRASSER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim CORREY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger McCOLLEY ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 Officer change I want to notify you that we have a change in our Treasurer's position with Club 40. Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) has resigned and our interim Treasurer/Data Base Manager is Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64). Ann is not ill, but chose to cut down on some of her duties with Club 40. Ann will still be Editor of our [paper] DustStorm and articles for the [paper] DustStorm will go to her address. Contact information for Kathy is The new mailing address for your dues (which are due this month), is P.O. Box 1832, Richland, WA 99352. Be sure to notify Kathy with any address, phone or e-mail changes. Also if there is a change in your marital status i.e. Death of spouse, etc, please let her know so the data base and mailing address labels are up to date. This address is also to be used for donation to the Scholarship fund. Watch for the Club40 DustStorm in April-May with a registration form for our September party/meeting. You will have a choice of dinners on Saturday for our "sit down" meal instead of buffet. Should be a lot better for a lot of us!! Hope a lot of you are making your reservations!!! We will again be at the Richland Red Lion!! [As always] the weekend after Labor Day!! Feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54), President - Club 40 Pasco where it has warmed up to the 40s again! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: C3PO, ECB3, and R2D2 All right all you cool Kats and Chicks out there in Bomberville, how many of you can picture an image of the three characters I named in the "re" of this message without running to google... It's me the ol' Tooter comin' atcha from radio XERB blastin' at 500,000 Watts a power flyin' high over the great mojave in my Tooter Scooter... playin' pounds a sounds and stacks a wax... ah the memories of da Woofman while drivin' through the desert at night... I coulda listened to him all night long and often did... he prolly kept me awake many times when I woulda otherwise dozed myself off into a burro or a cow sleepin' in those little dips along the two lane cruzin' way over the speed limit, tho here in Nevada we didn't have one in those dayz... but they did in California and Arizona and I hadda cross those states in my week end cruze... yes those were the days and I can see the B-day Bomber rockin' out with me as he studied some kinda outa this world math or physics problem while I was drinkin beer from a can and hopin' not to get caught by the fuzz in my buzz... so glad those days are past me and they can very well stay where they were in the past!!!!!!!!!!! So let's hear it today with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Earl BENNETT ('63) on your special day, January 12, 2015, Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Re: Richard Rhodes' Interview I know that the Oral History Project of the Atomic Heritage Foundation has been mentioned in the past, but recently received this link to an interview of Richard Rhodes from my big brother Bill ('69). Richard Rhodes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Manhattan Project and the science surrounding the A-bomb and H-bomb. Although it's nearly an hour and a quarter long, I was fascinated throughout. He certainly knows his stuff, and weaves together both history and science most clearly. For you with the time to watch it, enjoy! or maybe: -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Khartoum, Sudan where I would have loved a space heater or electric blanket last night! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Pat MURPHY ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luda STAMBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David WILLIAMS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat RUANE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Sharon and Karen POLK ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Interesting that the Junior Gyrene should remember XREM, probably from his days at MCRD San Diego. Think they had a studio somewhere near Bakersfield; the transmitter was somewhere south of the border which is why they could get away with 500k watts as American stations (very few) were limited to 50K. But I digress, that was not the purpose of today's post. The real purpose is to celebrate a Bomber birthday. Now I went to school with this sterling fellow, we even graduated the same year. I can't that what we did during the four years between Carmichael and Col-Hi might have been classified. Trouble is, I don't remember (or choose not to). It was good seeing him again at the 60-year reunion. All that being said; it is now time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and shout "Happy Birthday!" to Bill WENDLAND ('54) and hope to see him at our 70 year reunion.. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather is supposed to be dry for a bit then wet again for the weekend (sounds almost normal). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The first Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2015 WHEN: Saturday ,January, 17, 2015 WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant LOCATION: 3001 N. Nevada North Spokane. TIMES: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering, all class years are welcome) Out of Towner's welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Carol CARSON ('60) Earl BENNETT ('63), Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BAKER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane ARMSTRONG ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It's all over, including the riots in Columbus, OH. A collegiate national football championship has been decided on the field of play (except for some die-hard TCU fans). I am of the opinion that it was decided after the Rose Bowl game when Nike came up with new uniforms for the Ducks. For what ever reason, the Ducks were not true to the Green and Gold, and haven't been for some years. With the new R-cloud logo on Building 1000, we can only hope the Bombers hold true to the Green and Gold and certainly not some funky variations of those colors. That's my story and I sticking to it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR Go Dawgs, Cougs, and Beavs in that order. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Spudnuts A Guy my brother, David CARSON ('76), works with just found these. Funny to think there were that many Spudnut Shops at one time. Thought you might be interested. Mr. Spudnut -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: nevertowed HB Thanks for good wishes! Don't recall relaxing with extraterrestrial math/physics, but your desert drive rambling reminds me of crossing the high Nevada plateau in late November while moving to Maryland to begin my intelligence career post- USAF/UW at NSA in '72. Wolfman came in clear from a San Fran station, and for a while I got the signal of KJR out of Seattle (maybe multibounce, but it lasted a long time, so possibly troposcatter, or is that only LVHF?). I had built a doghouse as my wife called it (pine frame and interior paneling walls - what was I thinking?) on the back of my '72 Mazda B1600 and slept in it in a parking lot in Salt Lake City during the first night after leaving Sacramento where I had visited a friend. Picked up a couple whose van broke down 30 miles out of Salt Lake City, piled some of their clothes in the doghouse and dropped them a ways out of Denver at an early Christmas party where I was well fed. Got them to think about their poor communication and constant sniping at each other during that lllllooooonnnnngggg day's drive across UT/NE/WY/CO; each tended to assume the other's every word was a criticism. Listen to each other, friends, with charity. Regards, ecb3 - from seasonably cold central VA, looking forward to a high of 52 by Saturday. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Ohio State After a long and trial ridden season my Ohio State Buckeyes proved that this team is indeed worthy of the championship crown! Now I can turn my attention to the Seahawks. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mac McLELAND ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2011 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron RICHARDS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Les TADLOCK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FREEMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy SCHILDNECHT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) & Sandy JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY REMEMBERED Today: Wendy CARLBERG ('64-RIP) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Ganzel's OK, Richland history buffs! I had a hair cut this morning in Ganzel's Barber Shop, in the old downtown mall in Richland. I had a discussion with a lady barber there, perhaps the current owner, who has been there since the mid '90s. I told her the shop was located across the street on the east side of GWWay when I went to high school ('49-'52). She disagreed, saying Ganzel's moved to its current location in 1945, but occupies a little less space than it did "back when".. Who's right??? I worked part time in Diamond Variety Store in '51 or so, which was located just south of Ganzel's current location. [This map might help everyone remember. -Maren: -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ enjoying living in Richland again, after over 60 years away! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: bomber-babes rule Met this Bomber-babe b-day girl through her good friend, Laura PARKER ('65) who lived across the street from me. She was one a them Christ the King girls so it was unusual that I met her before Jr High... I have decided I must have lived a very sheltered life not to know more of those kids cuz it seemed alla my buds knew them... I mean I know moving my dad's rock garden took me a long time each summer but dang... A very special friend to me and always has been... somehow we have always kept in touch... she is totally top drawer... and one of the bravest women I have known... she is just the best! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) on your special day, January 15, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry BYRON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie DAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TELFER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean SCHWINBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich SNIDER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucinda BARR ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Ganzel's has been there since I was an undergrad in '45 To: Mike CLOWES ('54) AKA, etc. I agree with your premise re: Nike deserting the U of Oregon. However, believe their colors are green and yellow not gold. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Ganzel's Barber Shop Maren?s map of old downtown indicates that Ganzel's was located about where I remember it being in the mid to late '50s. However, my recollection (admittedly not so good these days) was that Ganzel's was a little deeper than wide. I wonder if the building on the map might not have held an additional business or two. I don't know what year that map represents, but I think Ernie's Typewriter (shown on the east side of GWWay) was occupied by Novotny's Gifts when we first came to Richland in 1949. [It's a 1949. -Maren] Cheers -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) My Dad always gave us our haircuts in the house basement, but on one occasion in 1955 we were sent on our bikes to the Ganzel's Barber Shop. It was located on the west side of "the mall" at the current location. It had been there from the beginning. I think price-creep had gone up to $1.25, and we were $.25 short. Had to make a round trip back to the house to get the extra quarter. As for prices, around that time the price at the nearby Theater also went up a dime to $.35 for the Saturday afternoon matinee (two westerns plus a cartoon and a Captain Blackhawk extra). Always a long line. We still got in but were short the dime we needed for a cylindrical box of chocolate Flicks (which I saw again recently at Bartell's Drugs for $1.25). Ernie's Typewriter Shop was a hobby shop in the mid-'50s. By the front window there was a converted gumball glass globe machine loaded with clear plastic eggs, each holding a small toy of some sort. I recall dropping in for several days with a bunch of pennies. The sign said a correct nickel, but the slot still only took pennies. The proprietor noticed the reason for our patronage after about a week. Re: From Maren's map Does anyone remember this feature of Mickey's Shoe Repair? They also sold new shoes. I recall standing on a scale-size platform with a downward facing viewer at eye level. The prospective customer could see a new-fangled x-ray of how his/her feet fit into the new shoes. The image through the viewer was lemon green. No idea what the dose-per-visit was, certainly a whole lot more than with any dentist today. The Atomic City was at the forefront even in the care of soles. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Ganzlel's Great map!!! I had completely forgotten there was a Thrifty Drug Store in the Downtown! That building's still there. Definitely do not remember the one building being a cafeteria - had to have been before my time. It's still there. [Yes, before your time, Dwight... and even before my time. The Dorm Cafeteria... -Maren] Safeway's location is the 3 Margaritas restaurant now, I think - must have been a smaller Safeway before it moved one more block over. Lockwood Street and McKenzie Street are no more?? We didn't get to travel very far when we were younger... limits by the parents, and everyone told each other if kids were out of their neighborhoods. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Betty CONNER ('52), Curt DONAHUE ('53) Wanda WITTEBORT ('53), Ken HEMINGER ('56) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Bill SCOTT ('64), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty ELY ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa HOLMES ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Re: Safeway.... Safeway was where the 'new' post office is now - on Cullum. The grocery store that was where 3 Margaritas is now was, at one time, owned by "Wild Bill" - There were some bad things that happened (a broom sat by the cash register, and supposedly was entered into the cash register as a sale, and several people complained about it) - apparently that was done more than once. I don't know who was there before that, but I know my husband, Doug Sansom ('52-RIP), (as a kid) used to hook up a red wagon to his bike, and he'd go down and buy soda pop in the bottles, and meet the busses as they came in and sell the pop to them. As air conditioning was not readily available in those days, a cold Coke or Pepsi, or Dr. Pepper, were highly prized. The men would drink the pop, and toss the empty bottles, and he'd pick them up, and take them back to the store. There was a window on the North side of the store that you could buy the pop from, and he wouldn't have to leave the wagon and the bottles and the pop unattended. At one time the store on the corner across from the Bon Marche' was Payless Drug, and then a 'dime store'. Now there's a book store, and sandwich shop, and some other things. Anyone remember when the Frontier Days had 'guests' - Janice Paige, Roddy McDowell, Kirk Douglas, as I remember, that came. Someone who planned it didn't know those 'stars' expected to be paid for their presence. I don't know how they handled that but it was a Big Flap for a short time. The parade was Big - it seemed that most people who had access to a horse were in the parade. School bands, 4-H Club, lots of stuff. Then they had the 'Pasco Water Follies,' and Kennewick had something going on. After a short number of years of having all 3, they dropped the Frontier Days. How about the time the circus came to Kennewick Fair Grounds, and they were really good times. However, one year an elephant escaped, and came thru the back yard of the neighborhood where my sister, LaRee CONNER Pratt ('50), lived. When it went by my sister's place, all the neighborhood dogs made it clear they didn't take to having the interloper. It made headlines, and a man who was working on his car with his feet stuck out, had a narrow escape when the elephant stepped between his extended legs. The big pachyderm, then got to the canal, and there was a pregnant cow there. The elephant threw it over the canal. Cow was not harmed. Elephant ran amuck for a short time. Not often that Kennewick made the national news, and we all had fun at the time. (I believe the year for this was 1955.) Just like sharing my memories. The Tri-Cities has evolved, in some ways that isn't an improvement. I did hear they are going to re-open the Uptown Theater as a theater for plays and musicals. Anyone know the story? Lots of good times at the Uptown. -Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) To: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Dorm Cafeteria I sold the Spokesman Review newspaper in the cafeteria in late 1944 and early 1945 until I got a route. Busses would pick up workers who worked in the areas. A few of the higher-paid workers were driven to the areas in stretch vehicles made from 1942 Chevrolets. My Spokesman Review route encompassed the then south end of Richland, from Lee to Abbot and GWWay to Duane. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Wanda WITTEBORT Shukay ('53) Re: Ganzel's - Downtown Map - 1949 Thanks Maren for putting up the downtown map. Ganzel's co-owners, Dwight and Leo gave me my first job as cashier in 1951. I worked for them after school and on Saturdays until I graduated high school. They were wonderful for me. All the barbers there were kind people and so was Otis there was a dress shop next to Ganzel's that let me put clothing on layaway and on my 50 cents an hour I didn't buy much. Then when I graduated Col Hi, I went to work for G.E. at age 17. Life was good. -Wanda WITTEBORT Shukay ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Village Theater Observation: on Maren?s map, I see a theater just down the street from the Desert Inn. As there were only two theaters in town, that has to be the location of the old Village Theater. I have always wondered just where it was and now I know... Right? For what it's worth, I found this on the net, it's the only picture I have of the Village theater, Any others out there? -Ken HEMINGER ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Early Memories Reading the last couple of 'Storms dredged up all kinds of memories and the more I think about them the more memories come back. Maren's early map was great! Re: First Ganzel's Barber shop. The earliest haircut I clearly remember was in spring of '46 at the present location of the shop. The other half of that building was a Beauty Salon for women. Except for one time, the barber who cut my hair for years was in the 2nd or 3rd chair on the right when I came in the door from the "Greenway" [I believe this is now known as The Parkway. -Maren]. You took a number token and handed it to the barber of your choice. He might have 2-3 ahead of you. The barber's name was Hendrickson. He was there for many years. He lived across the block from us in a "B" house on Armistead with a daughter named Marylyn. The Murphy's (Patrick ('66-RIP)) lived next door in the other half. The other barber who cut my hair once was Mr. Azure, Leo ? I almost forgot about the shoe shine guy. I can still remember him making that shine rag "pop". Next I noted on the map, the "Nursery School" on Goethals across from the Five and Dime store. I spent a few months at there until one of my mother's sisters came from KY to take care of me. Mother had TB and was in the TB Sanatorium in Walla Walla for many years of my youth. The Nursery School was a combination of an old tract house and a Quonset hut. I hated that school as one of the women would slap you hard if you did not do what you were told instantly. I was bullied along with several other boys, by a boy a couple of years older. In frustration I grabbed him by his tee shirt and ripped his shirt off and tore it up. I got kicked out of Nursery School. Oh, the shame of it. I can still remember my father's displeasure over that incident. Some women took care of me for several weeks until my aunt arrived. I have only vague memories of the "A" house she lived in. But I seem to remember it was across the street from what became By's Burgers. The cafeteria building was actually called the "MART". [The Dorm Cafeteria later became The Mart. -Maren] The Mart a caf and store with a small stock of variety items and a large magazine rack. The cafe was "cafeteria" style and was a very busy eatery from early AM to late PM. I think it was a friend named Vince FITZPATRICK ('57) who washed dishes there. There were 2-3 other businesses there also, but my memory is blank on that. The Safeway store was one of several identical buildings housing grocery stores: Goethals and Comstock, Thayer and Williams, and there were more but memory can't recall them. [] But many of them had a drugstore next to them. The identical building at Goethals and Williams was a Bakery run by the Garmo's family from the Yakima area. There are still members of that family in the Yakima area. I ran into one a few years back working for a customer I had in the instrument business. The old Safeway store became "Wild Bill's Market". I think he also had a store in Kennewick. Mickey Maguire and my father were close friends. He was a fine cobbler. His shoe repairs held up well. I remember the foot x-ray machine as being at the Shoe Dept. in CC Andersons. But maybe Mickey had one also. As the level of understanding radiation came about, those machines disappeared quickly. Remember here about 25-30 years ago some young boys found one in some brushy area somewhere in the Midwest, and broke it open and got into the yellow cake Uranium (or whatever the yellow powder was) and were very ill from ingesting some of it. I don't recall the outcome of that incident. (Other then the warnings that came out.) I also remember a story that went around about some child having their toes turn black from that machine. Never heard if it was true or not. Saturday matinees were a highlight of the week. I remember it being 12 cents as I would go along the bypass hiway and pick up 4 pop bottles at 3 cents each for admission and 2 more for a box of popcorn. I turned the bottles in at Campbell's market on Comstock. The Thrifty drug on Goethals had a pharmacy with Art the Pharmacist being a family friend. About 30 years ago I went into a Drug store in the University Dist. of Seattle and there was Art at the pill window. He did remember me and we had lunch together and spoke of "old" Richland. How times and the Tri Cities have changed... -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: The foot X-ray I must admit I don't remember in what shoe store it was, nor the year, but I think it was before I went into jr. high at Carmichael, so pre-1956 or '57, I definitely do remember seeing the lemon green image of my feet inside a pair of shoes. I also remember going to the Village Theater to see the Saturday matinee line up of westerns like The Lone Ranger and Tonto, or Roy Rodgers, plus as you say, Pete BEAULIEU ('62), the cartoons!! and we were dropped off and picked up by my dad, as my mom didn't drive, and we were left alone in the theater for hours, and it was fun, and no one trashed the place, or spoke over the loud (as I remember) voices on the screen!! Well, the sun is shining and it's a balmy 40 around here, (suppose to get up to an unbelievable 50 tomorrow, so I want to get outside a little and enjoy it!! it's hard to realize just a week ago we were in sub-zero temperatures when we braved our way to see Carol RICE Forister (also the class of '62) in Kansas City, where my phone says they are having even warmer weather than we are! (Another mystic fact go life in the Midwest!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Ganzel's Ganzel's has always been where it is now. I got my first haircut there in 1946 or '47. Three generations of the Scott family have had haircuts there?my dad, me, and my sons. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Re: Barber Shops Any of you ever frequent Hanson's Barber Shop in Uptown? I think it was just a door or two from the Spudnut Shop. My Dad always took me there... I never could figure out if my dad had to pay full price even though he was completely bald. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Steve CARSON ('58), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Earl BENNETT ('63), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Missy KEENEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeannie SHANKS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy O'NEIL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob DeGRAW ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila DAVIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie MARSHALL ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric HOLMES ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Thanks for the memories. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Maren's Map Lots of good entries yesterday about Maren's 1949 map of downtown Richland. Here's some more. Sometime during the '50s when Camp Hanford still manned the Nike sites, I recall a glimpse of World War II injuries. The customer at the counter fished his wallet out of his pocket and with the other hand nimbly retrieved the needed bills. At the ends of his long sleeve shirt he used not one, but two mechanical hooks. At the north end of the map is the solitary home of one A.B. Murray. Murray owned the pre-boom town hardware store also shown on the map, a landmark that still exists. His other claim to fame was as the contractor who in 1939 built the brick Lewis and Clark Elementary School. A modern wing with glossy floors and personal hallway lockers was completed at the north end in 1953. Those of us housed in the sagging ceiling "huts" finally got into a heated building. The last shall be first. As a third grader in one of the huts, I recall Mrs. Lester in that bitter winter crowding us around the piano, still in our coats and hats and gloves, to sing songs just to keep warm. Even my ungifted self liked to bellow out because I could see my breath. In addition to the Village Theater, the other theater to the left (south) was the Richland Theater, later to become the home of the Richland Players thespian group. The hands down star was Mrs. Mary Fleischer, a graduate of the famed Pasadena Playhouse and often compared to Kathryn Hepburn in both appearance and talent. She's also the one who in the early years insisted that boom town Richland would be civilized, and initiated the standard that women when they "went out" would wear hats and gloves and nylon stockings too (with the sewn seam up the back). As for the Safeway store on the map, other grocery stores in town included Campbell's Grocery at the south end (across the side street from Pott's Rainbow service station). Some of us thought Campbell also owned the soup company - a possible hint of aristocracy right there in frontier days Richland! In 1951 the price of a banana Popsicle jumped 40 percent from a nickel to seven cents. In 1955 Campbell's son, "Duffy" (Kennewick Lion), was part of an afternoon elementary school talent show. Decked out in a cowboy outfit he soloed "Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah," and at the end hoisted out his two cap guns and fired some rounds into the ceiling, much to the innocent delight of all. How things have changed. Those who attended Lewis and Clark in the 1950s might also remember the weathered dugout canoe, a full scale Lewis and Clark replica, mounted outside the front entrance next to the flagpole. For us grade-schoolers the boomtown without a past still had a connection to larger history. Privatized cell-phone amnesia came much later. Again, how things have changed. Also on the map, the open field north of the bank was the site for the annual citywide bon fire of all the Christmas trees hauled in each January from all over town. This was the community-building event of all time. And no Department of Ecology?the home of the atomic bomb got away with a primitive bon fire and hand warming, and friendship warming, and global warming. Not much sass against Christmas trees either. But it is said that the Christmas tree is actually of pagan origin. The Germanic tribes in the vast forests that covered half of Europe would also break the monotony of their own bitter winter by song, and by observing the solstice. Their own communal event and singing centered around the "mother tree," instead of a piano, at the center of every clan village, a tree that reached down into the depths of life. This festival couldn't hold a candle to our own Atomic Frontier Days, but it did carry over into the much celebrated yule log, and then was adopted by the ever new Christmas season, and then seems to have ended up in the anachronistic annual bon fire at the north end of the Richland Parkway. The more things change, the more they stay the same. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA, that in 1995 incorporated to avoid being annexed into Seattle. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Village Theater I also recall the cheap westerns matinees, a dime if I remember correctly, not sure which years but probably mid-fifties. Also recall being fascinated by the short documentaries called Industry on Parade; my wife really enjoys similar TV shows today about how things are manufactured and "Dirty Jobs." I believe the old ones were more focused on "look at how great American manufacturing is!" I believe the Richland Players, and maybe the Mid-Columbia Light Opera, used the Village Theater for their productions in the late fifties and early sixties. Went to a cast party there with Leoma COLES ('63) after one production ended in which she participated. I also participated among the dancers in Music Man, which I think we did on the Chief Joseph stage when I was in high school: Someone told me that the outstanding theater equipment there (complex lighting, curtains, etc.) was installed because Hanford needed a first class venue for a major conference, but I never checked the accuracy of that story. Regards, ecb3 - from normal January in central Virginia with the serious cold on hold for a couple of days. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Hi Maren Re: The Map [with typos fixed] C.D.Andersonn's should be C.C. Anderson's, I believe. He had a store in Boise. When I was there visiting he gave me a shiney penny when I was in his store with my mother and aunt. He carried a pocket full of them. The women's store next to Ganzel's was The Style Center. Before Ernie's Typewriter there was Paul's, Inc. a toy store. My Dad would take me there at Xmas to see the electric trains. Did Robley Johnson's photography studio move into Mickey's Shoe Repair? Regards, -Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) P.S. Remember The Buck Private at The Richland Y? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: X-Ray machines: I remember the x-ray machine in Buster Brown Shoe shop. Wasn't that located in Uptown Richland? [Sounds like David's Shoes... Mom got all our shoes there and I remember one of those X-Ray things. -Maren] Well, I'm not sure the name of the store though. I do remember there was a ramp that we would go up and down on it. Could be that was where the machine was located. I loved all my Buster Brown shoes. To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Received your book yesterday in the mail. Thanks. [Got my copy of "The Rail Queen" last week, read it, and passed it along to somebody who doesn't know Bill. waiting for a report. -Maren] -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where we had sunny skies all yesterday, but the gray skies are back this morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Uptown I gotta say I've enjoyed the map of the Downtown and all of the memories that go with it... shore wish we hadda map of the Uptown tho... that's where I spent most of my time, 'cept maybe alla time I spent at Richland Bell Furniture that was owned by my Pop's best friend, Joe Carroll... I got my store bought hair cuts at the shop in the Uptown and got my shoes there, too, at David's... I'm figuring the B-day Bomber-babe spent a lotta time in the Downtown... I saw some great movies at the Richland and matinees at the Village... those were some great times... so this b-day babe can tell us in her best bass where she spent her time... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Missy KEENEY ('59) on your special day, January 18, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Hansen's barber shop To: Mike FRANCO ('70) Hansen's barber shop is still where you remember it. There is a picture somewhere on the Bomber site that shows a picture of it, [ picture of the Spudnut Shop at the very bottom of the page shows Hansen's. -Maren] There's a toy store next to it, and the Spudnut Shop next to the toy store. The toy store is now the Attitudes Salon where I get my hair done. In fact the gal who cuts my hair is a classmate of yours. It truly is a small world. I grew up on the corner of Torbett and Thayer and we were always walking to the Pennywise Drug store or the Mayfair market. When we walked to the Uptown area we passed by the drug and grocery stores on Symons. I live across the street from that area now. The buildings are still there but they aren't what they used to be. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from good old Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Barbara McLELAND Rowley ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Karen COLE ('55), Helen CROSS ('62) Peg SHEERAN ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TRACY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon BROOKS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna BOWERS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan LAWSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ARMSTRONG ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwayne WILSON ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: Genealogy and Richland memories So much fun reading the genealogy and memories of Richland past! Great maps, Maren. Our histories, past, can bring to us both delight, surprise and embarrassment! Fortunately, for me, my relatives from my past spent many years putting together a fabulous two inch book "The Upson Family in America" so I could just enjoy their endeavors without doing any of the pain of putting it all together. When I received the book, I could hardly wait to open the first page!! I found, to my delight, that Thomas Upson arrived in Hartford, CT in 1638. Thomas did acquire some parcels of land, etc. in Hartford~~but Thomas also found the first pub and was fined 20 schillings for unseasonable and immoderate drinking!! His eldest son, Thomas, evidently found the pub too as it is mentioned he was run over ~~ on his head ~~ by an oxen cart! To give credit to the thousands of Upsons, some quite famous, in all of the wars but doing great things all over America, I will say the book has given our family many ohhs and ahhs and surprises and great pride. So do dig up your past it brings great joy. On to the Village Theatre [on GWWay]. I was a junior in 1948 and went to work, as an usher after school, in starving mode, until the later shift. I remember that I led some of you down the aisle ~~ to your seats ~~ by my trusty flashlight. Yes, there were westerns at the matinees ~~ but also the usual Hollywood movies. They would be on for weeks! As you needed me to lead you down, in the dark, to your seat you couldn't go down if it was near the end of the movie. Some of you were not too happy standing for 30 minutes until all the seated patrons came out through the curtained doors. I found by memorizing the lines of the female actresses (which I heard over and over and over) I could go on for 30 minutes, in mute, entertaining you and keeping you happy. Fun memories! Also, SOME of you were the matinee kids -- grade school age and many probably writing, now, into the Sandstorm -- your Moms gave you candy money and when you ate WAY too much -- yeah I GOT TO CLEAN UP AND SANITIZE the seats and floor!! Well, you are forgiven and look at all the memories I tucked away! You were ALL perfect little angels. As was written previously in the Sandstorm, I can't remember during those two years of work ever seeing any damage or anyone cutting the seat fabric, etc. Also, it was perfectly safe to leave your kids all afternoon to see The Lone Ranger and not have to worry about them. Hey, your trusty usherette was there to keep any creeps away!! And I KNEW how to use that flashlight! My Mom worked for a while at the Thriftway Drug and at one of the Drug stores, one of you mentioned there was a pharmacist called Art (I can't remember his last name) who became a friend of our family and I believe he came to my wedding ~~ in 1952 ~~ in Dayton, WA. Thanks so much for the memories ~~ I had forgotten many of them. HOORAY for the Seahawks! Bomber Cheers, -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Beautiful Downtown Richland Rumor had it that what I knew as Ernie's was the original Richland City Hall with the jail in the basement. I could be wrong about this, and I'm sure to be corrected. Not too sure when the Village Theater [on GWWay] became in the late '50s the Village Theatre home to the Richland Players. I do recall participating in their production of "Joan of Lorraine" in 1958. In its day, the Village was home to "B" movies, low budget westerns, and Saturday matinees. The Richland theater [on Biddle] was given to showing first run "A" movies, and became sort of an "art" house after the Uptown went widescreen. You could also see 3-D movies at the Richland. There were two (count 'em, 2) Thrifty Drug Stores. The first was in downtown [on Biddle] next to the Richland Theater; the second was in Uptown next to the theater on the Jadwin side. The bank in downtown was known as the First National Bank. Seafirst didn't come into being until sometime later. There was also a National Bank of Commerce somewhere, but not to sure of its location. [See SeaFirst National Bank "history". -Maren] The Cafeteria was known (in my day) as the Merchandise Mart more commonly known as The Mart (alleged home of French fries and gravy). [FIRST it was the cafeteria for the dorms... apparently not for very long... then it became The Mart. -Maren] And wasn't the Frontier Tavern slightly larger than shown in the map? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR mourning the loss of a beautiful Bomber Babe **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) In 1948 when Janice Paige and Roddy McDowell came to Frontier Days, a cute baby contest was held. This was in the Richland theater [on Biddle], and the judge was Roddy McDowell. The twins, Jackie and Judie ('63) were three, adorable, and looked exactly alike. I believe they won either second or third place. I can't remember if it was Frontier days of 1948 or 1949, I was in a square dance group that was part of the scheduled entertainment that took place in the park. I remember they gave us each a box of candy. I remained part of this group until we moved from the precut on old Goethals to the mansion on Cottonwood. The precut had three bedrooms and housed all eight of us. The ranch house had four bedrooms but still one bathroom, (Much to the dismay of the two males, with six women in the house.) My sister Patti ('52) and husband Don live in the house now, but it has two bathrooms. When I was in high school, I worked at the cleaning plant across from C.C. Anderson's. I had to join the union for $25. I was making $19 a week. The plant was there only a short while. After high school I worked for five years at the big pool with Rish. A totally fun experience -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ Nine Mile Falls, WA Go Hawks! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Thanks again to Pete BEAULIEU (also from the great class of '62). I thought I remembered another theater in downtown Richland where my brother, Roy CROSS ('65), and I used to frequent the Saturday afternoon matinees. Thanks for confirming that memory. As I read your entry, Pete (and many others) it becomes very clear that our young lives were limited by our parents' interests, as I never heard of or saw the roaring bonfire of Christmas trees before reading of it in your interesting entry! Thanks for the enlightenment, Pete. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) To: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Richland - Village Theatre It was fun reading your entry today, and it brought to mind my mom, Helen Sheeran (RIP), sewing costumes at the theatre, (and she probably had to bring brother, Mike ('66), and myself along at times). Seems she and Mrs. Di Van Wyck worked on things together. Having been in many musical productions in our small town (Omak) through the years, I have seen (and helped a bit at times) the sewing involved in the making of costumes for up to 50 "actors". How the heck did she have time for that, I now wonder? OUR costumer spends many hundreds of hours getting costumes ready for each show, and I never even thought about what those hours would have been like for Mom, with a large family at home, and all that she did for us there. I know she just helped, but it's still a big time commitment. Guess you don't do that kind of thing unless you love it. (By the way, I was in the barbershop quartet in our Music Man production, and we've just started working on our next musical, "Into the Woods", and I get to play Milky White, the cow - no words / no singing? no comment, except it's a true sign of aging...) -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Robley Johnson's photography Re: The 1949 Map [with typos fixed] I do believe you are right about the location of Robley Johnson's Photography. I had my Jr. picture taken there and my Sr. picture taken by Jack Zinn. Was there also a barber shop in the A. B. Murray Building? It seems that I had a haircut there, then walked across the street which wasn't there when this map was made, to have my picture taken. I remember telling them at the barber shop not to cut it too close because I was having my picture taken and did not want it to look like I had just gotten a haircut. He took a longer time than usual and was a very good haircut. I am sure it was not at Ganzel's but may have been at still another location. I used to go to Ganzel's but by then had switched to a small barbershop with entrance in the back of a store on Wright which was still there a year or so ago. OK--finally getting a round tuit to reply to other posts To: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Johnny Horton "Battle of New Orleans" I did some research on the history of the song and found not much than I already knew. It was written by Jimmy Driftwood, a.k.a James Corbitt Morris, who before his career in folk music was a teacher and would to write songs about history to spur student interest. Re: Math I want to know why for years I worked at Hanford as a mechanical and piping designer. I could use trigonometry to calculate things like if an underground pipe starts at certain coordinate and runs off at an angle to another coordinate and sloping down, how long is it? I always got the right answer. So why can't I get my bank book to balance? It is just addition and subtraction! I have one on those things we didn't have in High School called a calculator. I double check my numbers to make sure I am punching the right keys, and then I check them by adding if it is a withdrawal and subtracting if it is a deposit. Recently I had too much money between two checks and went to the bank to see why. She found a check for $24 cleared between those two checks, and I realized that was to Maren for the Sandstorm, and thought I must have forgot to subtract that. Still was not the amount I had as over, and I did find I had subtracted it. I go back through it, check and check, sometimes I find it and sometimes I don't. More and more when there is nothing outstanding and I agree with the bank I draw a line and write "agree with bank" and if I don't a make a new line and write, "change to what bank says." Re: genealogy I always want to verify what I find on public family trees at I find a lot of mistakes. An example is that there are seven that include my paternal grandfather (probably none are done by descendants of his). One does not give a death date and the other six have it as 1936. Is was 1941, at least that is the date I got from family (his children), it is the date on his death certificate readily available for free at the Missouri State Digital Archives, It is the date shown at the free Find-a-Grave website, and it is the date in his obituary available for free in the newspaper an Google books. Re: Checks from parents' financial records. My dad kept records long past when he needed to and after he was gone my mother would destroy records she needed to keep. I think the filing system used was semi-organized chaos. I have boxes of their records I need to run through the shredder, and work on it from time to time. I started to go through a file box with canceled checks and bank statements. He would tape the canceled checks to the statement and when he had a pile of them put them in a big brown envelope and file it. I found two checks, and only two checks, for after I was born. There is one to the Hospital 10 days after I was born for $57.75, and another to the doctor 23 days after I was born for $60.00. Is this all it cost to bring a child into the world in those days? I would think that even counting inflation that would be cheap by today's standards. I also have a file box that looks like a book you put on the shelf. It is full of receipts for running the farm from 1935 to 1945. I doubt a historical society or something would even be interested in anything like this, but since they have been saved so long it seems a shame to destroy them now. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Memories I remember going to the Uptown Theater on Saturday mornings... we could get in for the price of a current receipt, so we'd go next door to Thrifty's and buy a penny candy, then go to the movies from 9am to noon... we watched westerns, cartoons, news reels, comedies... we even took our own popcorn in paper bags... we'd just have enough money to buy a soda from the concession stand. then, at noon, they made us leave, cause they needed to clean the theater and get ready for "paying customers" at the 1pm showing. IF memory serves, we paid 35 cents to get into the movies till we were 13, then it "jumped" to 65 cents till we were 18, after that it was 95 cents for everyone else. I also remember going to the Richland theater [on Biddle] and watching, "South Pacific", but I always thought the Uptown was a much nicer theater. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ wet and cold in Kuna, ID I am hoping we get more snow, before Winter ends. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It's here it's here Finally... I dunno why I thought her anniversary was her birthday but this Bomb-babe is finally having her 2015 birthday and alla stuff I said about her on the wrong day still goes... she lets me sit at the Big kids' table even tho I grageated with her little bro... now how 'bout that... but she's also a very cool "big sis" to a kid that has no sisters... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donna BOWERS ('63) on your special day, January 19, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70 - class year... not age!!) Cheap movies? Seems to me we had FREE movies at The Uptown Theatre Saturday mornings. Anyone remember those? Very early '60s. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Shannon CRAIG ('50) Luana IVERS ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Steve CARSON ('58), David DOUGLAS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Donna NELSON ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Bill SCOTT ('64) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don RAY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene MANESS ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack EVANS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Audrey CHAMBERS ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Cafeteria Neat stuff from Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54). When I hear about the cafeteria, I listen. That was our hangout for several years I believe thru the forties. I worked there as well as the cafe in the transient quarters which had the same management. After a movie the caf was a necessity for French fries and gravy. On a Friday nite if you wanted to see someone, just sit in the Caf and he or she would show up. Yes there were two Thriftys, But Marvel Morgan owned three, one up on Thayer, the Pennywise. Plies Davis also owned a furniture store at the Caf for a while. Good old memories. Re: Old Days To: Karen COLE Correll ('55) You mentioned Roddy McDowell. In the '48 Frontier days, he was there, and came to our room where Chalky CONWAY ('45-RIP) and I were having turtle races. Roddy joined us with a couple of bets, till his mother rescued him. Shameful things those races. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of 1945) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) Finally married to Bill HIGHTOWER ('49). Yes, Dennis HAMMER ('64), that small [hospital] bill was probably the cost to birth a baby then... with the G.E. insurance. I remember, I had my appendix out in 1952, after one year at G.E., and the bill was $6.00. Great map, Maren. I graduated in '50 and worked for one year at Richland Bell Furniture. Fantastic first boss, Joe Carroll. I ran the music (records) department upstairs. Then I went to G.E. in August '51. At the furniture store I made $67 every 2 weeks and started at G.E. at $87/week. To: Karen COLE Correll ('55) I remember your sisters - and the baby contest - I think my niece Peggy got first. The votes were added up grocery receipts. Your twin sisters performed with our Bomber cheer leaders, 2 other [Cole] sisters were cheer leaders, and you are right - they were adorable. Nice to review memories of the 2 old theaters downtown - the Uptown area was not even there then. -Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Luana IVERS Portch ('52) Re: Downtown Map Was Jadwin ever Goethals? According to the map Goethals is the first street after GWWay but now it's Jadwin and Goethals is the next street down. Mysterious! [Somebody will tell us when it happened, but they changed the south end of Goethals to Jadwin... and they changed Duane to Goethals... I added a note to the map. -Maren] -Luana IVERS Portch ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) By gonnies, here it is another Bomber Birthday. This guy I knew back then and now, even went so far as to graduate with him. Turned out to be an alright guy; therefore, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" is in store for Don RAY ('54). Keep on truckin' big guy... On another note, them Seahawks may have used up their miracles for the year. Guess it all depends on what sneaky schemes Bellichic can come up with. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for a dry week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) The village theatre [on GWWay] was also used by the thespians of Col-Hi. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I've also enjoyed the memories of Richland's early days. I have pictures somewhere in my archives of my brothers and me wearing cowboy outfits for Frontier Days. I much preferred getting haircuts at Ganzel's than having my mother cut it; the Ganzel barbers took less than 10 minutes, my mother about an hour. I bought comic books at the Thrifty Drug Store. I had a quarter a week allowance and learned quickly that if I bought one comic at a time, ten cents a piece, instead of two, I didn't have to pay the penny sales tax. I remember seeing "It Came from Outer Space" in 3-D at the Richland [on Biddle] Theater, wearing polarized lenses in cardboard frames. The semi-transparent alien coming straight out into the audience was quite impressive. My mom took me to see a movie at the Village [on GWWay] Theater - I don't recall what it was - but I much preferred the double-feature with it, "War of the Worlds." Unfortunately, we had to leave before it was over. I never got to see the ending until I was an adult. The Uptown Theater was my favorite. I went to see "Invaders from Mars" one Saturday morning by myself, probably around age 10. My mother dropped me off and I was supposed to call her when the movie was over. I got so scared when I saw the "Martians" I left the theater. I tried to call my mom, but the price of the pay phone had just gone up from a nickel to a dime and I only had a nickel. I walked home across town all the way to Birch/Duportail on the south side of town. I also remember the Uptown Theater as the place I held hands with my girlfriend Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP) for the first time. When she didn't object I put my arm around her. It was a big deal for me, and for her as well. She wrote me a letter about it, which is a long story all by itself. I also remember taking Carole JOHNSTON ('62) to see "Swiss Family Robinson" there. (I recall her saying, "Isn't Patty your girlfriend?" when I asked her, but she said yes anyway.) I can't recall whether I remember that date because Carole was such a delightful companion or because the theater was so crowded we had to sit on the right side, fourth row from the front - not a place I would have chosen. I have two memories of C.C. Anderson's. One was being scared by Santa Claus at Christmas time. The other was going there to ask Tris MABERRY ('62), who worked there after school, to be my graduation party date when Patty called three days before the party to tell me her mother wouldn't let her go to an all-night event with me, even if it was sponsored by the PTA. Unfortunately, Tris already had a date by then. Fortunately, Patty compromised with her mother and we went to the party in Kennewick and the midnight movie at the Uptown Theater, but I had to take her home after the movie. Although we didn't go straight home. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the weather is absolutely beautiful right now **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Ye Olde Richland Daze The question has come up: were the Richland Players active at the Richland theater [on Biddle] or at the Village theater [on GWWay]? I stand corrected. It was indeed the Village theater. More here on theater doings... after I departed from the Navy (and helping decommission my aircraft carrier, USS HORNET, in Bremerton), the thespian Hepburn-type Mrs. Mary Fleischer (Sandstorm Jan. 18) insisted that for an intermission I hang a showing in the cramped lobby of my blackline sketches. She was acting in "Barefoot in the Park" and as usual brought the roof down. I now clearly recall this in the Village theater on GWWay, in 1971. In addition to civilization she also brought cultured bits of wisdom to boom town Richland: "there's nothing so burdensome as a talent unused." Re: 1948 Flood - 1949 Ice Jam Near to the Village theater is the east end of Lee Blvd. with the still-existing turnaround at the River's edge. In 1948 (or '49?) the Columbia River gave us "the flood." This was before the baseline level of the River was significantly raised as it is today by the completion of McNary Dam downstream in 1953. At the turnaround was a vertical post for measuring the elevation of the River. On our last family trip to check the post we were unable to even drop down the small hill into the park. The flood water was clear up to the foundation of the Amon building (on the map), and the entire Amon Park in all directions was completely under water. A startling sight for four or five-year old, with all those trees sticking out of a flat sea extending clear across to the Pasco side. The road to the West Richland bridge over the Yakima River was already under water so the only way in or out of town was the elevated causeway to "the Y." And that causway route over the confluence with the Columbia was constructed very much on the run over a week or two or three, always just a foot or two above the rising water. The "Dutch Mill" tavern on the lowland upstream side became history. I recall those earth scrapers barrelling down out of the Horse Heaven Hills at "forty miles an hour" (we were told), at least the rule was to keep an eye out because even at night they were not slowing down for the main roadway at the Y that crossed their path. On another note, Bell Furniture on the downtown map included piano sales. We lived half mile to the south on the corner of Douglass and Benham. Sometimes "that man with the white cane" and his chin perched up would turn the corner and stroll north up Douglass heading to Bell's. Always wore a business man's hat and in the winter a trench coat. We kept quiet in noticing him even from a distance on our porch, "so that he can't hear us". He was "the piano tuner", a fairly well-known figure about town, and we were told that while he was blind he also had very, very good ears--so he tuned pianos. Also very capable at getting around: imagine my surprise when fifteen years later I nearly bumped into him during class break on the crowded steps of one of the University of Washington buildings on the Quad. The doors flew open and there he was, just like me and so many others, rushing from one class to another. The piano tuner was not so well known as "Muscles", the 40ish biker in tan visored hat and baggy pants, who cycled all over town. It was a high status day when Muscles pedaled by on his 1950ish bike and waved back to one grade schooler or another. And he always did. Broad smile. He lived with his parents in a "tract house" (pre-World War II farmhouse) next to the original Jason Lee Elementary School. Does anyone know what ever happened to Muscles? Was there ever a news story? -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Now you're talking my language. Being a Southend Guy I've very much enjoyed the discussions of the Downtown shopping area. I do recall the Greenway, which after "urbanization" became the Parkway. North of the Dime Store a building or two was a children's store I believe called the Elite Shoppe that sold Dinkey Toys (some of which I still have) and had great mechanized Christmas displays in December. Little further North on the same side of the street was the Washington State Liquor Store (the Green Dairy) where I got my Liquor Card when I turned 21. Walked across the street to the Frontier with the temporary for my first legal beer. Couldn't ask for a free one, cause I'd already darkened their door a time or two. I got my hair cut by Lee Nelson who had a shop with his Pop in several locations. Their first was in the Rec-Hall kinda where the Gas Light went in, then on GWWay side of the Frontier Tavern and later in the building across from the Bon Marche, which at one time or another had a Klopenstein's, The Lucky Five Tavern, the Tri-City Herald office with the 24/7 picketer and a shoe store. Got some new school shoes there once, a cordovan oxford with a sort of vibram sole. I was allowed to walk home wearing them and proceeded to "strike it rich" in the backyard. Cleaning the cleats was not an easy task and became part of the legend of 213. The Carnation plant behind the original Safeway was a true treasure. We would go there and ask if they had any damaged Dixie Cups or Kid Bars we could buy and they would always give us some for free or for a penny each. Jim MAULSBY ('63-RIP) was the master of manipulation and would always get a box and then sell them to us for whatever we had. The Community hall was the south end of the Rec Hall where many a summer afternoon was spent playing ping pong or shooting pool. Ernie Curtis was the supervisor passing out chalk when we asked. although we had no clue of it's purpose. Played many a game of stars and stripes, one and fifteen in opposite side pockets, most games lasting a couple of hours. I'm sure that's where Medo Smith and Dink Morris got their starts. When we were flush and didn't want to spend the money on ice cream we would go the other side and pay to shoot pool in the Rec Hall, but would never tell our parents. In later years we would play the pin balls at the bowling alley. The Bus Depot was another hangout, playing the pins and puffing on cadged heaters, always looking over our shoulders for someone's parents who were picking up a relative on a bus from Salt Lake or somewhere. Bought a pack of Chesterfields from a machine that was outside on the west side of the Bus Depot for two bits. They'd been baking in the sun since forever and when I lit the first one it literally exploded and damn near burned off my eyebrows. Telling these stories to kids today would be like using the term carburetor (which my Dad would say "is a French word for leave alone") at one of today's filling stations. You know the clerk with the tattoos and attitude would understand it at a lesser or equal level than I comprehend my Rosetta Stone Italian. Now days parents are want to watch the kids should they send them out to fetch the newspaper out of the driveway, which in my day Ernie Carlson would not have allowed. Times have changed, not always for the better. Being a kid sixtyish years ago was something I wish we could pass on to the youth of today. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) I remember getting a quarter for doing Saturday chores in our "F" house, then going to the Uptown Theater and getting in for 20 cents and I had a nickel left to go to the candy machine to buy Charms. My Friend Flicka was one movie I cried in because the horse reared up after being sold and put in a horse wagon and hit it's head on the ranch sign. (I think Elizabeth Taylor was the young horse owner). Remember seeing a 3-D jungle movie at the Richland theater [on Biddle] and the sword flew out at us and so did a snake. Glasses were cardboard with red cellophane lenses One favorite memory was waiting to catch the city bus on the corner of Hunt and Symons with my grandmother Bolke,... we road for a token to Penny's in the Uptown (I liked the steps to the second floor) and then downtown to CC Anderson's and watching her look for patterns and fabric. She peaked my interest in sewing. Later my mom sewed tokens on my skirt and vest for my gypsy costume for Halloween My grandfather Bolke used to walk the sidewalks during Frontier Day parades in his buffalo and deerskin coats. We all road a float one year dressed as Indians and my father had reels of parades on 35mm. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Nat'l Bank of Commerce There was a bank in the Uptown Shopping Center, and I'm very sure that was the National Bank of Commerce. It was our family bank. Located on the Jadwin side a little down from the old Roy Davis Furniture. Last time I checked it was a big pet store. To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Missed the earlier reference but I remember Robley Johnson as being on Lee just off GWWay. To: Linda REINING ('64) I remember the 35 cent movies at the Uptown too. They were preceded sometimes by those sing-a-longs with the bouncing ball. People actually sang along. Can you imagine the reaction if they tried that now? People have gotten so much meaner. [Don't have a topal map of the Uptown but this is a pretty interesting page that I put together back in 2001 - National Bank of Commerce is listed. -Maren] -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Dwight CAREY's ('68) post on 1-16-15 I loved the map do you know who drew it up? I graduated in 1970 so I am a bit younger than you, but I see a few errors... It was C.C.Anderson's and it became the Bon Marche eventually. Also the Thrifty Drug store burned to the ground so the current building is a replacement bldg. The cafeteria bldg, which was called the Mart became Davis Furniture and was in business when I was a child. The owners lived across the street from us at 400 Douglass. Diamond's 5 cent store later became Payless and the original Safeway that was on this map changed to Wild Bill's Grocery when they built the new Safeway across the street. The 2nd Safeway building is still there and they just recently remodeled a small portion of it and it houses the Post Office now. I will have to say I don't remember the theater that was on GWWay... I have been wishing for an original store map of both the Uptown and Downtown shops. Do you know if there is one for the Uptown as well. I can remember some but not all of the original shops Uptown... Thanks for sharing. [Lori (you youngster you), this is a 1949 topographical map... I believe the original map just says "Dept Store" and I added C.C.Anderson's... this is a VERY TINY portion of a HUGE topal map that the government did of the entire town. -Maren] Re: Mike FRANCO ('70) 1-19-15 SS entry Hi Mike, yes we went to the free movies every Saturday morning! Our neighborhood parents took turns carpooling all of the kids each week.. Had to go to Thrifty Drugs to buy our bags of penny and nickel candies and I still had money for a 10 cent box of popcorn to eat with my Flicks. Such awesome memories growing up in Richland... To: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Yes I remember Art the pharmacist, he passed away sometime in the last couple of years. I can see his face but for the life of me, can't remember his last name! To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) You are right about Ernie's printing building originally being the police station and jail. Also the Frontier Tavern was not very big, long and narrow and now houses a cupcake shop called Frost Me Sweet. -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff: Shannon CRAIG ('50), Dick WIGHT ('52) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Annette HALL ('62) Donni CLARK ('63), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) John CAMPBELL ('63), Bill SCOTT ('64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Tedd CADD ('66) Clif EDWARDS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claris VAN DUSEN ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judi WILSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leona Mari ECKERT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janey ZWICKER ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) Wish I knew all you "kids" who are stirring up these memories. Yes, I held hands with my now husband, Bill HIGHTOWER ('49), in the old Richland theater [on Biddle] and we saw "Young Men and Their Flying Machines". That was in '48-'49. Was friends, and had lots of Sunday dinners, with the jeweler (George James) at that old drugstore. I did hear that when Muscles' family retired and moved somewhere in California that he was hit by a car when riding his bike -- would like to know if that's true or what. One of the first "Atomic Frontier Days" parade had a float with the reining beauty queen and she was Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) -- the later Charles Manson victim. I lived on corner of Symons and Tunis, walked 2.1 miles to High school, down Symons to Thayer, down Thayer to school. I usually met Eulaine HULTMAN ('50-RIP) and/or Lois McCRAREY (50-RIP) on Thayer. At the time we moved there, ours was the last block. The next street - Wright - was the edge of town. Later the ranch houses were built and town extended to a block past Cottonwood. -Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Memory Lane I'm really enjoying the geographical "memory lane" about Richland. I just lived here for 3 years or so, left in January, '52 with frequent visits home over the years until 1978 when my father died. We moved back here last fall, and are still "learning our way around". I was astounded to see that Richland has migrated south, clear down to Badger Mountain area. And some of that development down that way is 20 or more years old! Wow! Why didn't Kennewick expand west? When I was a Col-Hi "kid" we lived on Van Giesen (1104, I think) in a duplex. Later on my father bought a house over near the river on Harris. My memory is that Van Giesen was, in the '50s, almost at the north edge of town... some open space beyond that, and then North Richland was mostly an Army camp (NIKE missile battalion, I think). It is now a large complex of attractive permanent buildings, wide streets with big trees lining them, some upscale condos down on the river. Wow! Battelle Labs has a big complex, and Washington State U. has a campus there, with a new building housing a program for grape growing/wine making students and experimentation. My wife and I bought a decent "town home" in a complex of 40 of them, off a street called Smartpark, that wasn't here years ago. We are just west of Hanford High, not far from GWWay. I think this area was dormant farm land and a cherry orchard or two "back when". Just west of us a mile or so is an almost-completed structure that I'm told is going to be the biggest cold storage facility in the U.S., certainly an indication of growing agriculture in this region. What continues to puzzle me is the number of office buildings surrounding us and to the north of us - there must be thousands of folks working here... doing what??? And big trucks roll down Stevens/Rt 240, aggregate trucks carrying dirt or something! Plus a railroad spur goes out into the Hanford area... for what? Trains do roll north and south not far from our home... Lots going on around here, some of which is (of course) connected with site clean up and control of nuclear waste. Richland's past is fascinating, and it's present activity is interesting and intriguing as well! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in sunny Richland high in the low 50s today! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Early Memories To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I think the building you remember as the Tri-City Herald was actually the Columbia Basin News. It was near Bell Furniture. They are usually being picketed because their press men in the printing shop in Pasco were non-union and the Tri-Hard (as my mother called it) was union. the Basin News was the morning paper and the Tri- Hard was the evening paper in town. Mother worked off and on for the Columbia Basin News in the Richland office as society editor. Many of you were included at one time or another in their Saturday picture feature page. They would pick a topic "Keys" or "Wheels" and think of six or eight different items that would fit the topic and then Robley Johnson and Mother would go out and take photos of them. They would include people with the item. Mother found that my group of friends was a good source of "victims" when we were in high school. I had some of the original photos until our 50 year reunion when I gave them to the "victims" that I could find. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) Downtown Thrifty Drugs. It was Art Meyers (sp?). He gave me my first job. Gift wrapping at Christmas. Then the soda and lunch counter. Then when I hit 16 I got to cashier. Started my whole life there. -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: True Confessions It is time for True Confessions. The Richland Village Theater [on Biddle] at one time around 1962 played only ADULT movies. I know because one night my boyfriend (who was older than I) got me in. I was terrified they would find out my true age but I managed somehow to look the part of an older woman! Ha! I would never forget it because the movie showing that night was a double feature. The first was "The Sky Above and the Mud Below". A true National Geographic documental wonder! (So embarrassing!) Then the next was something like "La Dolce Viva". Don't remember that... we may have walked out. Now this is not something I would have normally done and I hope my Lutheran classmates aren't reading this! It was a truly scandalous thing I did at that time. Then in 1965 when I was pregnant with my first child, Mrs. Foster, Connie ('63), Lucy ('65), and I went to see "The Sound of Music" there at Richland Village Theater when it first came out. That was a far better memory! On that little map, also in 1963 there was a building that I went in and worked in a little cubby hole in the back of the store for the Columbia Basin News. I started working there right after I graduated. I was their Advertising Secretary and did a good job! However the paper went bankrupt in a month. I lost my job and never got paid. The people who owned the Farmers Group Insurance store or business right behind this store liked me and offered me work there until I left for California at the end of the summer. I don't know where it was located on the map but I do know it was in that little strip there somewhere. OK so now I need some help from those of you who went to Carmichael in my class of 1963. What are some of your 8th grade memories? I remember Shelley McCOY ('63-RIP) singing "Great Balls of Fire" for our 8th grade party in the Cafeteria. I remember the field trip to Walla Walla that year to see the Mission and the Prison. Of course there were the Sock Hops on Friday night in the gym. etc. I have to write a paper per request of my daughter for my granddaughter who is turning 13 this year on my memories. Help me out if you can! Can you remember what the name of the record store was upstairs in some store in Uptown? I do remember going there to get records. Thanks and have a wonderful January day. -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ The sun is peeking out between the clouds in the gorge after a few pounding days of rain. I still am loving it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Theaters I remember going with my folks to the post theater at Camp Hanford. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Richland Memories Thanks to all the folks who have posted memories of Richland, especially the '50s. Most of us can convey what it was like to younger generations. I loved going to the movies, especially westerns when I was little. I only wish I had such vivid memories like Jim HAMILTON ('63), who seems to remember it like yesterday. Heck, I can't remember yesterday all that well. Does anyone remember the stock-car races in the highlands? I was looking at some of the old photos in the "Bomber Gallery". It would be great if someone could post more photos of Zip's during the late '50s and early '60s. So many good times there, grabbing a burger and talking cars with friends. Happy Days or Hollywood Knights? Go 'Hawks! -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: "Muscles" To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) I remember "Muscles" very well. In our neighborhood he was more commonly known as "Sonny". In the summer he often rode past my house on Jadwin on his red and chrome Schwinn. We would always wave to each other, and he would smile broadly and call out, "Hey hey, ho ho". As some of you may recall, he always led off the Frontier Days parade on his Schwinn each year. He sure was a fixture around town. His parents' house still stands near the new Jason Lee, but as for his fate, I don't know, though I recall reading a story on that somewhere. Re: the Uptown I had my first date there at age 14, in 1959, taking Debbie SKARSHAUG ('64) to see Ben-Hur. Her parents drove us to the theater and picked us up afterward. Later remember seeing "The Savage Innocents" there, starring Anthony Quinn, after convincing my Mom, who was freaked out by the title, that it was about Eskimos (it was) and not nasty, licentious people caught up in unbridled lust. But she never would let me go see "The World of Susie Wong", starring William Holden. Much too dangerous for a teenage boy. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64), et al Re: Maren's Map OK, I don't know why I didn't think of this before. There was usually advertising by local businesses in the annuals. There are ads in the Columbian for '62 and '64, but not for '63. Jack D. Zinn, 519 Lee Blvd ~ WH 4-3173 Robley Johnson, 711 The Parkway ~ WH 5-7150 711 Parkway puts it on the same side as Ganzel's) Wright's Appliance Service, 766 The Parkway ~ WH 6-6169 Pay Less Drugstore, 701 The Parkway ~ WH 6-6195 Roy Davis Furniture, 719 The Parkway ~ (no phone number given) Mickey's Shoe Renewing, 705 The Parkway ~ WH 5-9160 Ernie's, 800 Geo Wash Way ~ WH 3-3121 Seattle First National Bank, 507 Knight ~ WH 6-6111 The National Bank of Commerce was on the Jadwin side of Uptown Shopping Center. When they moved out it became a Coin Shop which is long gone now. Last summer at the Show and Shine for Cool Desert Nights I walked through one of the passageways between the GWWay and Jadwin sides by the old NB of C and at the back of the building was a side door with a sign that said it was a pawn shop. I didn't go in, but if memory serves, that is where the vault was. What were those passageways between the sides of Uptown called? A breezeway maybe? Maybe it is a breezeway in the summer and a blowhole in the winter. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Jadwin and Goethals Here is a 1953 map of Richland and a 2014 Zip code map. Map 1953 Richland Map 2014 ZipCodes .pdf Map 2014 ZipCodes .jpg Yes, Jadwin and Goethals did change names. Additionally, what is now Goethals was Duane in 1953. I don't know when the names changed but there were a lot of shifts and new roads in the central part of Richland from what you can see from the 1953 map compared to the current one. -Tedd CADD ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Clif EDWARDS ('68) Re: Our "End of Town" We (my sister, Vernita EDWARDS Loveridge ('65), and I) grew up on Hunt street just North of Jefferson Grade School. We lived right at where Wardrop Street used to go through to Gaillard Place. Sometime in the early '50s they took the road out and we had a house lot-sized playground between our house and the Wardens. Wardrop was also the cut-off street for the high school bus, so the Wardens got to ride and we walked from there all the way to Col-Hi. Occasionally my best friend's (Ken MEEK ('67) dad, who owned BB&M Sporting Goods store in the Uptown shopping area, would give us a ride that far and then we walked to school up to the time I got my first car. Seems like my other running mate Neal WOODS ('67) got a car before I did but he was a year older. When I turned 16 I also got a job at Kaiser's Grocery Store on the corner of McMurry and GWWay. I worked there all through school and for a summer or two when I was at WSU. Behind our "A" house was Gaillard Place. I remember as a young lad having the chore of going past the south end of Gaillard Place (where Kenny lived) and a few houses down there was a lady who sold watermelons she kept in a refer out back for a quarter. I would lug the watermelons back to the house. One hot summer the road was being repaved on Hunt when I had to go get a water melon. Part way home I dropped the stupid thing in front of the road workers. One of them saw me and offered a quarter for a piece of cold melon. Four other men chimed in and I had made a dollar net profit! They told me when their lunch break was and I bought two more watermelons and "accidentally" dropped one near them. For that two weeks of that summer I was rich. One of the people who lived on Gaillard Place was Dick Donnell, who wrote and drew the Dupus Boomer cartoons. He showed us kids his collection one day; the whole cartoon was about the early days in Handford. Tumble weed storms, half sized back doors in pre-fabs and looking on the bottom of your coke bottles for a code - not sure what it was for. Dupus was a likeable goof, who checked the bottom of his coke bottle by turning the full bottle upside down. A lot of Dick's cartoons were really funny. I wonder if anyone has a link to a site with info on Dick and Dupus? [ask and ye shall receive... -Maren] Website by John NORTHOVER ('59-RIP) Since we were out on the North end of town we swam every day and lived life easy until we all had to go to work and school. We thought summer would never end in the spring and would never come in March and April. -Clif EDWARDS ('68) ~ from Vancouver WA our little bedroom community across the creek from Portland. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Margo COMPTON ('60) Judy WILLOX ('61), Annette HALL ('62) David DOUGLAS ('62), Tim SMYTH ('62) Leland UPSON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helga BLANKINGSHIP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony RHEINSCHMIDT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHODT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul BOEHNING ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah AVANT ('94) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Newspapers The Columbia Basin News was a union paper started in the 1950s because of Glenn Lee's anti-union stance. Mr. Lee was the owner and publisher of the Tri-City Herald. Of the two papers, the TCH was much better, however it was forbidden in those homes that were staunchly union. As memory serves, both were anti Richland particularly Bomber sports. There was a third paper, the Richland Villager. I'm not too sure when it expired. And for a lack of any thing newsworthy, there was the G.E. News. Of course, one could get the Spokesman Review, which is a Spokane paper. I don't recall any other papers except, maybe, the Oregonian. Before I forget it (again); the Columbia Basin News' press was in Pasco on Lewis Street while the TCH was in Kennewick -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54), who had a TCH route in Kennewick for a short time ~ Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) There was a Richland Light Opera group that put on musicals. In the early '60s I danced in a number of them. I can't remember where it was but seemed like it was a pretty big auditorium and stage. When they did "Camelot", I could not afford a babysitter for all of the rehearsals so took kids with me. They went around the house singing all the songs from "Camelot". Knew all of them by heart. -Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) To: Mercedes WILLOX Loiseau (Class of '64) I am wishing my much loved sister a very happy birthday today. I remember well when she came home all bundled up and Mom was terrified that I was going to tip over the bassinet so I could see that awesome little bundle in there that I could hear grunting and squeaking like little ones do. She was such an adorable little girl - all curls, dimples, innocent big brown eyes and so sweet. Loved her then and always will - no matter what! Love you my little sister! Your big Sis Yeh yeh, I know, by 2 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and yadda, yadda, yadda ;o) Re: Ganzel's To: All who have wondered and discussed Ganzel's Barber Shop: The address was/is 717 The Parkway. Phone number was 4-9290. Ring any chimes? Was before Whitehall I am sure you have guessed. Bomber Cheers, -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of 61) ~ Richland Turning chilly again! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) I had another thought about the Thrifty Drug stores. The one in the uptown: Before Christmas, had Santa in the loft upstairs. I took my niece up there. My God it was HOT. I don't how Santa was able to do it. Just another memory. -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Bill SCOTT's ('64) "Uptown" in yesterday's Sandstorm I got to see "World of Suzie Wong," but not at the Uptown Theater. It was a drive-in theater - I don't recall which one. The movie was one of my three Tolo dates. Sherry McLAUGHLIN ('63-RIP) took me. We didn't even have to double-date for it. Of the three Tolo dates - Diane ZELLEY ('63) took me to the assembly, Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP) to the dance - she must have drawn the short straw, and she definitely didn't seem happy about it. She sat scrunched over by the passenger door and ate snacks all evening long. It was the most unromantic date I ever had, and that includes the one with Patty when she spent the evening throwing up. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: My Memory Isn't Very Good I have enjoyed reading the detailed entries about old Richland, but have to admit that my memory really stinks. Keep them coming. I do, however, remember going to see "Ma and Pa Kettle" and the westerns many times at the Uptown Theater. And the scary movie "Them" about large ants in the sewer. Was I ever scared!! Seven Smyth siblings (Tim ('62) in NY, Maren ('63 &'64) in LA, Tere ('65) in CA, Julie ('69wb) in LA, Edna ('71wb) in CO, Barbara ('73wb) in FL, and Ed ('76wb) in CO) gathering in late February on Anna Maria Island, FL. I think it's been about 15 years since we've all been together. We're very lucky that we're all vertical and relatively healthy. Shouldn't take that for granted. Can't wait. . Tere's late husband Boomer Wilson (RIP) was a Top Gun pilot and the first Top Gun instructor. Debby and I are off to Florida Friday and we're stopping in DC to visit an exhibit in Boomer's honor at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Boomer's character was played by Tom Skerritt in the movie "Top Gun". -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ Moreau, NY where it's single digits this morning, but off to Florida Friday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leland Bond-UPSON ('63) Wasn't the music store at Uptown called Korten's? -Leland Bond-UPSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Muscles Well, I've searched and searched but cannot confirm that, in fact, I clearly remember my mother pointing out a small story in the Tri-City Harold about the death of Sonny, aka Muscles being killed in California when hit on his bicycle by a car. But then I'm also the guy that distinctly recalls dear ol' Mom telling me "screw school... hang around Zip's, smoke, drink beer, and chase girls for as long as you can"... and I think even I in my own little universe know that one is less than accurate. I do remember I was never allowed to call him Muscles at home... Mom always demanded he be called "Sonny", at least when she was around... I doubt there is a kid, "adult" or Richland merchant who doesn't remember the "hey, hey; ho, ho!"... I think we can all mimic it pretty well, just as every kid from '63 to maybe '67 can do the Chuck GARDINER ('63-RIP) walk. My mother sent me every caption of ever kid I knew getting married while I was in Vietnam. I think, maybe only Charlie WARFORD ('61) and Dana MOSLEY ('62) are still married of all those clippings. See what I mean about my own little universe... what the heck does that have to do with anything!!!!!! Memories are a funny thing. I don't recall a record store upstairs in the Uptown, but I remember buying records at Korten's. One winter I bought a 45 and then tooled the Uptown for an hour or so before going home. A ruffles potato chip is straighter than the record was when I went to play it. One time we were upstairs at Thrifty at Christmas, checking out Santa Claus, who appeared to be sleeping... Butch MANTHEI ('65) put his face up to ol' Santa's and Santa opened his eyes saying: "Well it never rains but it pours Rivers" Butch and everyone else yelled "Santa knows you!!!!!!!!!! Then they added; "Santa's a Cop!!!!!!" In a town like ours it is very difficult NOT to have wonderful memories. Oh sure, there were men who wouldn't let their daughters go out with me and some other guys, but then would I let my daughter date me? I don't think so! Well, today is a dear Bomber-babe's b-day so I'll continue with this stuff another time... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Helga BLANKINGSHIP ('66) on your special day, January 22, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Growing up in Richland on the corner of Thayer & Wilson. The Hanford bus lot back in the '50s - '60s. Our house was the last house at that end of town. The DEMITERs: Jean ('62), Sandy ('65), and Jimmy ('69); Mike HOGAN ('66); Alan STEVENS ('66); Ken DAME ('68); and several others grew up there playing hide 'n' seek, kick the can... played tag while running behind the fogger! All I know is that I had the BEST MEMORIES of my youth!! GO SEAHAWKS!! Bombers Rule Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Doris YALE Casillas ~ Class of 1946 ~ 1927 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Shannon CRAIG ('50), Curt DONAHUE ('53) Floyd MELTON ('57), Lyndy WHEELER ('62) Duane LEE ('63), Earl BENNETT ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Karla SNYDER ('69), Lori SIMPSON ('70) Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie LAWELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann McCUE ('63) '45 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank STRATTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra HARDING ('77wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt HASKINS ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) Oh Yeah, the record part of the Richland Bell Furniture store was the upstairs floor. One small area of one end was the accounting. They sold baby furniture, records and 45 record players. I learned to be a pretty good "45 player mechanic". Those little things were always going haywire. I bought several kid things for my baby sister with my employee discount. I worked there from graduation in June '50 till starting at G.E. on August 7, '51. There were several booths where you could play the record before buying. I had to walk thru The Parkway to the corner of Goethals and Lee, the drugstore and CC Anderson's, to catch the free city bus. Spent a lot of time on that bus with my baby sis teaching her what the signal lights meant. When she wasn't on my lap on the bus she was on our mother's lap in the car. From our mother's driving she learned that the yellow light meant "hurry up and see if you can make it". I could never get that changed. -Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Memories To: All who have shared memories of early Richland: I'll add some of my own while I have a few of my faculties about me. When my family moved into Richland in August of 1944, there were no new homes available for us so we lived in one of the original houses on Cullum between Harding and Lee Blvd. The house was on the corner of Harding and Cullum. I have no recollection of what happened to it after we left it for our end of a new "B" house on the corner of Fitch and Douglass sometime in late 1945. Fergins (Superintendent of Schools) lived on Cullum between Harding and Gillespie and their youngest son, Truman, became a close friend. In those early years before we got into the later grades of elementary school, we explored nearly every inch of real estate, streams, abandoned buildings and some not so abandoned. One day we found a dead muskrat in one of the drying-up streams and Truman took it home. I was sure he would be in trouble, but the next day at school he, along with principal Lee Clarkson was taking around to all the classes where he would tell all about the muskrat and its habits. Richland was indeed a great place for a kid to grow up in those days. Re: Newspapers As far as what newspapers were in Richland, Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) was correct in his post on the 22nd. I, too, believe that The Oregonian may have been available as well. I sold the Spokesman Review in the Cafeteria until I got a route in late 1945 and then delivered it to the then south end. The other places I worked until I was out of school were Campbell's Grocery on Comstock, the grocery store at the "Y", a hobby store in the upstairs portion of the building housing Ernie's Typewriters, a shoe store on GWWay across from C.C. Anderson's, The Bootery in the Uptown Shopping Center (where I worked for several years with Art Dawald's wife), and the Richland School District for one summer where I was responsible for moving the sprinklers on all school property. The dress-code for that job was a pair of swimming trunks. I had a great tan by the end of summer. There was a break partway through the summer when I helped unload and set-up the furniture for Chief Jo when it was completed. The Downtown Thrifty Drug store was a favorite place to go. I spent a lot of time around the soda fountain. It was a great place for a shy kid to see lots of girls. They had a nice fine jewelry section from which I bought an engagement ring for my girl. Several months later, she gave it back to me and later when I was engaged again, I traded it in for a ring set there also. They gave me full trade-in value, which was nice. I don't want this to get too long so more tomorrow. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Memories OK, I have to get in on the Richland memory gig. There has been little said about the drive-in theaters; Pasco was the River View I think, Kennewick had the Highland Drive In, the Y had the Y Drive In, West Richland had you guessed it and then there was the one that came later on the north end of Richland on GWWay. Most of you are too young to remember but the big thing in my time was to see how many could get in a car trunk, under blankets or sneak through the fence without getting caught. Someone probably has some sort of record as to how many they got in at one time. It was the place to take your date and not watch the movie if you get my drift. Now for the parkway in down town Richland; next to Ganzel's barbershop was the Style Center a woman's up scale clothing store where my mom worked until the place burned almost to the ground and it closed. She then went to work at the department store on the corner of Lee and - which became the Bon Marche (sp). Re: Now for David RIVERS ('65) I can't believe he was such a rowdy slacker that he says he was and yet be as successful as he became. Re: Muscles Sonny was fun back in those days and could get away with almost anything. I do recall him getting hit by a car in CA but I do not remember the year or any details. Re: Uptown The Uptown district was always interesting to me; we lived at 1314 Hunt while Uptown was being built and I would spend much time watching the construction and sneaking over and playing in the large drainage pipe that runs under the district. When the Uptown tavern was built I would lay in my bed at night and watch the drunks come out and sometimes get into fights, better than the movies. Speaking of movies I do not remember going to the Richland Theater [on Biddle] often but spent a lot of time at the Village Theater [on GWWay]. At night walking home (there was not much between the Desert Inn and the uptown district, it was dark and scary for an 8-10 year old and we would try to walk and not run but that did not happen very often we usually got scared and ran the whole way. But the good thing was that we could be out there and no one would bother us it was just a great place for one to grow up. We moved to 517 Douglass when I was going into the 6th grade and there was By's Burgers on the corner where I spent many a night while in High School hanging out with friends. Course we would head to the Stop and Go in Kennewick and try and pick up girls. Most hated Richland boys and we would end up in fights with the boys, crazy. Well I will close with that as I could go on even longer than David. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lyndy WHEELER Myers ('62) Re: Richland Charlie WARFORD ('61) and Dana MOSLEY ('62) are still married. Wayne and I were in South Africa two years ago and on an elephant ride. One thing always leads to another and we were talking with our other participants when somehow the Bomber name was dropped, a woman from the Seattle area said that she worked with a Bomber, Dana Warford and did we know her. Boy, the world is sure small. I am really enjoying this digging into the past. -Lyndy WHEELER Myers ('62) ~ St Augustine, FL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) We used to buy popcorn or Spanish peanuts at Newberry's then line up for the matinees at the Uptown Theater. The line would go down the block and when we passed the NBC bank, you could climb up the bricks on the front of the building to avoid boredom. The front of the bank is a restaurant (that keeps changing names) and the back part is a coin shop. I recently traded in some old Confederate money that I had there. They are so happy to have the original vault from the bank to store their merchandise in every night. How secure can you get? It's called Tri-City Vault and it is a pawn and coin shop. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Newspapers To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Besides the Spokesman Review and Oregonian, there was also the Oregon Journal. I had about 22-30 customers scattered across the western side of town. Sold enough new subscriptions one year, maybe eighth grade ('58-'59) to earn a trip to the Pendleton Roundup. It was cold and rainy and the refreshment stand ran out of hot chocolate, so I had my first ever cup of coffee, loaded with cream and sugar. Eventually I shifted to black coffee, but have gone back to cream and sugar now, can't handle more than two cups a day (normally one or none) and stay away from stronger blends because of gastro-intestinal reactions. Same with all caffeinated beverages. Re: Leland Bond-UPSON ('63) Yes, it was Korten's, picked up a lot of 45s there and took piano lessons from Fred Grazzini at home during Chief Jo days, then guitar lessons from him at Korten's during high school. Wish I had kept up both. Also saw a demonstration of the latest Gretsch electric guitar by the company salesman in the upstairs area - he was good! Regards, ecb3 - from a nice day in central Virginia, where a lumber buyer is taking down some trees and giving me 30% of what he gets from the mill. The leftover stuff will become firewood for our church's Operation Stay Warm ministry, for those who can't afford fuel. Already got 5 cords from our place that was already dead, these will have to age a bit and might total twice that amount. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: TCH The correct location for the Tri-City Herald office was indeed on the Parkway, across from C.C. Anderson's. The union picket was a permanent fixture outside the office for many years. I was a Columbia Basin Newsboy for about two years (horrible paper), and I do not recall a CBN office anywhere in Richland, but it sounds like there was. Also available in the Tri-Cities was the Seattle P.I., which my dad subscribed to all the time I was growing up. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re Oops, I made a Boo Boo! In my Sandstorm entry for 1/21/2015 I gave the address for Roy Davis Furniture as 719 The Parkway. It was 719 Jadwin, as pointed out to me by Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66). I guess I just got used to writing "The Parkway" so many times I got carried away. My Bad! -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Karla SNYDER ('69) Re: Korton's Yes, I remember Korton's. Think it was on the GWWay side in the Uptown. I took piano lessons there upstairs. Also, upstairs, first room on the left, I think, was a place you could go and listen to a record before you bought it. Did that a lot. Thrifty Drug had a small restaurant in the back. Our family would go there for dinner sometimes. One of the waitresses loved my dad's pipe tobacco, and would always say how nice it smelled. -Karla SNYDER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: 1/22 Sandstorm To: Pam EHINGER Edinger ('67) Wow! I didn't know there were 2 Mike HOGANs... "mine" grew up at 1208 Thayer, but he is from the class of '70. -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Brad UPTON ('74) Re: RHS Fund raiser Hey Bombers, I'll stick my nose back here for the day. I am doing a fund raiser for the RHS Class of '15, senior graduation party. It will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Shilo Inn Ballroom. Cash bar and appetizers available, silent auction and dessert dash (and then me). Tickets are $30 and available at the Shilo Inn, or email I'd also like to plug another date: I'll be with the legendary Johnny Mathis at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma on Oct. 8th. This'll be a week after his 80th birthday. The man can still sing. Go see him. Tickets are already selling quickly! Click to get tickets. -Brad UPTON ('74) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Gloria ADAMS ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Bob MATTSON ('63/'64), Linda REINING ('64) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edith McLENEGAN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy LEY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Atomic Frontier Days I don't remember the exact year, but I was hospitalized at the time of the celebration and the beds were full so I had to be housed in the children's ward. I was old enough to be in the regular wards so I was pretty upset being considered a child. My anger subsided when Monte Hale, a western movie star visited the children's ward and I got to see, visit and shake his hand and get his autograph. Re: The "Y" grocery store While working at the grocery store at the "Y" the owner brought in, for a promotion, the tallest living man in the world. His name was Cliff Thompson who was 8' 7" tall, weighed 460 pounds, wore a size 22 shoe and his wedding ring was large enough to pass a fifty-cent piece through. Talk about being intimidated! I was about 5 feet 6 inches at the time. Re: The Flood The flood was in 1948 and had Richland nearly surrounded. Even as far away from the river we lived on Fitch, one could hear the earth-movers going day and night to build up the dike along the Columbia. My recollection is that there was a time when the road to the "Y" was also unpassable. Can someone confirm that? It seems that we had to go by some obscure route north passed Horn Rapids and on to Benton City in order to reach Kennewick. Re: Musicals I had the pleasure and honor of having the comedy lead in the first-ever musical presented at Col-Hi. It was titled "Good News" and was about a group of college kids. Alice VERBRUGGEN ('54) played opposite me and did a wonderful job. We both had so much fun portraying our characters. I also had the pleasure of playing the comedy lead in the Richland Light Opera presentation of "The Vagabond King." The light opera was the forerunner of the Richland Players who make their presentations in the Richland Theater (on Biddle). The Vagabond King was presented in the Village Theater on GWWay, but I believe later productions by the light opera were presented in Chief Jo's auditorium. Re: Korten's That was where I bought all my sheet music. If they didn't have it, they would order it and have it in just a few days. Every time I get into the box full of sheet music and see the "Korten's Music Store" stamp, it brings back a flood of memories. Re: Memories It has been fun and interesting to see all the recollections of early life in Richland. People have a hard time believing that Truman Fergin ('53wb) and I used to walk around town with a .22 rifle and no one ever questioned what we were doing. We used to sleep outside in the yard and were never bothered by anyone except mosquitoes. We used to take our bedrolls and camp out where Fred Meyer currently sits along the stream that fed Wellsian Lake, which many people today don't think ever existed. I hope more of you will share your memories and correct my recollections, if necessary. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco where we're having a heat wave coming. It's forecast to be in the 60s tomorrow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Many months ago I responded to a message from Butch BAIRD's ('54-RIP) sister, Marilyn BAIRD Singletary ('60). I have now found the picture of Butch and Kenny GARDNER ('54-RIP) and would like to send it to her. Does anybody know any member of the family, so I could send to them? Ken and Butch are standing outside the gym at Carmichael when we were in the 9th grade. -Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Collections of things Humans are natural born collectors. My collections include carved wood birds from many countries in the world. I bought a large 3 section glass front cabinet a few years back at a yard sale. It is a quality piece of furniture but it is near overflowing with birds from my years of traveling. I also have several pieces of hand- tatted lace. Hand-tatted lace is getting very hard to find. The elderly ladies are passing on and the younger generation girls have little or no interest in it. Last time in Switzerland I found only one piece in probably 30 or more stores. But It was worth the search... it is a place mat size of St. Galleon's Lace. I am told it is a real treasure. Several years ago I was in the mid west for a technical meeting and found a "collectibles" show in a building nearby. I was amazed at what folks collect, and at what cost. Old wood thread spools with intact labels... rare ones are worth as much as $50! I am going through some of the boxes of "stuff" I have accumulated over the years. I deliberately moved into a smaller house years ago, and some of it just has to go. A few months ago I divested myself of over 50 tee shirts to grand kids. I still have over a drawer full. Interesting how a XXL or even a XXXL shirt can be so small when bought in foreign countries. I have several antique watches and have had most of them restored to keep time. The several silver ones are not worth all that much. My grand father's gold Waltham has been restored and keeps perfect time. And my treasure is a large 18 ct gold pocket watch made in Bradford England about 1864. Collectors have offered me much less then it's appraised value. I was in Bradford about 20 years ago and the historical papers of the Menno Rhoads and Sons watch company were in boxes. In 2 days of searching I found papers with serial numbers before and after my watch. They were made in 1863 and 1865, thus I presume mine was made in 1864. The engraving inside is beautiful. I found the parts to the watch in a wood cigar box in an old farm building I helped dismantle. The old weathered wood was worth a bunch in decorating a restaurant. The fellow I was helping said I should keep it. So I did. Years later I had made friends with the chief watchmaker at Ben Bridge Jewelers. He did the restoration of several of my old watches. He wanted to look at the parts. Several months later I got it back in mint condition and it keeps perfect time. He would not let me pay him. Said it was a great pleasure to work on that fine old time piece. He hand cut replacements for all 18 jewels. It is key wound and he attached a nice gold chain so I can wear it with the gold chain across my vest in the rare times I dress up. I had eleven wood cigar boxes. They were made of aromatic cedar. I sold them to a collector I met. I actually got a little more then the appraised value as the guy wanted them bad. They were in excellent condition. I had 45 pounds of hotel soaps and shampoo from at least 25 countries and all over the US. AAA has a program to distribute it to the missions and Salvation Army. So a couple of weeks before Christmas I made them very happy. Years ago I had a friend who passed away had over 150 kinds of barbed wire. I helped his wife crate them and some old west museum took them.. I have about 75 green and clear glass phone and electric insulators. Some are rare. I bought the box at an estate sale. I have had them several years and have not even opened the box. I am looking to get rid of them but need to get them cataloged as they are in demand by collectors. I have a bag of matchbooks from all over. If I see matchbooks in a restaurant, I take a couple and so on. So... any alum have a match book collection? I will give them to anyone who wants them. Most of the books are complete with matches. That might make them difficult to ship without paying hazmat fees. being a person with full knowledge of the hazards of flammables and explosives I cannot risk shipping them without doing it completely legal. So if I have to ship them I may have to extract the matches or you will have to pay the hazmat fees. (possibly $150 or more) Anyway if you want them drop me a line. Any other collectors out there? -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) That is so neat that all 7 of the Smyth siblings are getting together. Enjoy you time together!! You are right, it is wonderful that you are all together!! And it is a blessing you are all healthy enough to do it We grew up with 5 CROSS cousins: Allan ('59-RIP). Bobby ('62), Carol ('64-RIP), Mary Jane ('68-RIP), and Duane ('79). Sadly, we are missing those 3 very much. Incidentally, we will be enjoying Florida's warmer weather then too, and I hope to see a friend I met in Richland in '64 at Central Church's young adults group, Koinanoins (I don't think I'm spelling it right;), Joy Hendrix Wilson, who was visiting her sister, Colleen. Joy and I haven't connected since 1970 in Washington DC!! We've kept in touch mostly via Christmas Cards over the years. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where the sun is shining and it's 50 outside, a most unusual temperature here in January in the Midwest, but we'll take it. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Theaters and stuff The theater north of Richland at Camp Hanford was the North Star. The owner or top honcho was slightly overweight and usually dressed in a light brown suit to welcome patrons at the door - Mr. Honeywell. On one occasion in the early '50s the feature was delayed a full 45 minutes to allow time for a women's fashion show up front, mostly coats. This did not sit well with eight-year olds. Earlier in 1949 the "Wizard of Oz" came to the Richland "Y" Drive In, but I fell asleep in the back seat and afterwards could remember events only up to the early tornado scene. In 1951 or so the Richland Theater carried "King Solomon's Mines" in color which was such a draw that the family had to return the next week, or maybe even the week after that. The only 3-D flick I remember was in the Village Theater [on GWWay] in 1955 or so?I think it was "Shane". At this birthday party event the young lad next to me complained on the way out the lobby that he was not impressed?it turns out his 3-D glasses were faulty: red on both sides rather than red on one side and green on the other. There has to be a lesson of some sort in that. In 1957 about eight of us found ourselves at the north end neighborhood birthday party of Ed QUIGLEY ('62). After cake and ice cream we were shuffled off to the Uptown Theater to see his pick, "Mau Mau," in black and white. An eye-popping machete-wielding movie that I would have liked to have missed, but still short of the mainstream stuff of today on film or in the news. Two highlights at the south end were, yes, By's Burgers, and Wellseyan (sp?) Lake below Carmichael Junior High School. The lake was stocked every year and on opening day would be lined all the way around, almost shoulder to shoulder, with hopeful kids hard at work tangling their new fishing lines and poles. I recall my sixth grade class at Lewis and Clark Elementary School trooping over there for our end-of-year party. Re: By's Burgers As for By's Burgers, the free standing building featured a tall spire adorned with vertical lettering for its name. The place also signaled a new world intruding into our new town. In 1956 By's was closed down at least temporarily as the scene of some strange new event called a drug raid. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Toasting songs to friends, etc. I remember being able to call - Korten's - or was it the radio station (?in Pasco) - on Friday evenings, to have a song played for someone you "loved", and I had one played for Doug HAWKINS ('62) (yes, Ellen, I know... ) - "To Know, Know, Know Him, is to Love, Love, Love Him", or "Dream, Dream, Dream", by the Everly Brothers, but I did it anonymously, because I could NEVER let him know. Oh, be still, My Heart! -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) Re: first jobs I delivered the Seattle P.I. for a summer. I picked up my bundle in front of the old Jason Lee school, stuffed my paper bag full and hopped on my bike. I loved riding around in the cool summer mornings. Didn't make much money, though. Also worked at Johnny's Deli for a while. Then at the Desert Inn as a bus boy. Worked the first few weeks when the Dog & Suds first opened, but then took off on the family vacation. Swept and mopped the floor at the dry cleaners next to Curlies 76. "Superman vs the Molemen" which I saw at the Uptown Theater is the scariest movie I can remember seeing as a kid. Still don't trust manhole covers. Sonny [aka "Muscles"] had a monkey cage tacked to his house by Jason Lee school. It was real cool cause you could feed them almost anything. Later, -Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Fred Grazzini at Korten's Didn't know he gave lessons at Korten's... he came to our house and gave me accordion lessons from the time I was in 3rd grade till I started junior high, when I quit... have always regretted that I didn't keep with it... I had my accordion til 1967, when I sold it. he held concerts and competitions... I remember winning a few 1st place trophies... my uncle also played the accordion, but he "played by ear", so, after I played a tune, we'd have duets. I had an 80-base accordion, his was 120-base and had pearl inlays next to the keys. was a beautiful accordion... he'd had it since he was a young man in Minnesota... he would also play a lot of polka music, and tried to teach me to play them, but I needed "written" music, couldn't "follow" his fingers, so never learned. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID cold temps but no more snow... am guessing we are done with snow for this Winter... I'd love one more time, but can't complain too much, since I did get my White Christmas. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Re: Couple of "contributions" - On the subject of newspapers, The Seattle P.I. was also available. I delivered it in the early '60s. During the summer when there was warmer weather and no school I sued to stop in early at The Spudnut Shop. Dominique (Barlow's father) always gave me a day old free Spuddy. Then Barlow would yell out from the back "What are you doing giving free Spudnuts to the doctor's kid!!!". I must of heard that dozens of times. - I think every drug store, big and small had some sort of lunch counter. Even the very small Johnson's on GWWay & McMurray next to Kaisers had a counter in back. After school we would crowd in for penny candy. All of us loudly clicking our pennies on the counter. I assume the lady who worked there was eventually shipped off to Medical Lake. - And finally, to Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70). I don't know about names, but trust all of us, there is indeed only ONE Mike Hogan! [Franco... there are TWO Mike HOGANs... one from class of '66 and one from class of '70. -Maren] - And how about the palacial original Kadlec Hospital? I never heard it referred to as "Medical Center". I love reading all these memories.It's great info AND many of you make me feel a little young!!! -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jack JOHNSTON ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1929 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Shannon CRAIG ('50), Betty BELL ('51) Mike CLOWES ('54), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Duane LEE ('63), Earl BENNETT ('63) Peg SHEERAN ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue FARLEY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ARMSTRONG ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott FULCHER ('81) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) Yes, during the '48 flood to get to Kennewick we went up the hill at Benton City, thru the wheat fields and exited at Kennewick. My family always went to the Baker, Oregon area (my dad was born in Richland, Oregon - on the Snake River... Northeastern Oregon) for vacation as soon as school was out. We were the last car to get over the Kennewick bridge over the Columbia before it was closed. We drove down Ave C which was water up to State Patrol men's armpits. The men were lined up at the sides to mark the street. Other policemen were cruising the street in boats and my brother, Bud, told one of them not to race his motorboat on main street. The Kennewick ramp of the bridge slipped downstream 2 feet so needed lots of repair and then was replaced. -Shannon CRAIG (Watkins-Gross) Hightower ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: Korten's Guess I will weigh in on the Korten's question. I went to work there as a bookkeeper just after I graduated (I think) in '51. Since I knew music, Korten's asked me to take over the music department when the lady working there quit. Noel Lowman and I were working there on a cold, snowy, nasty day when Bill Norton and his brother Marvin (Shorty) came in. I had been skiing for the first and only time, sprained my ankle, and was on crutches. Bill was just home from two years in the Army, and as no one else was in the upstairs the four of us visited for a couple of hours. Noel lived behind Marvin on Wright so they had a lot to catch up on. Bill asked me out last days of 1952 and we got married January 17, 1954. We were married 56 and a half years, until he died July 21, 2010. -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Now for something completely different... Hey! It is the birthday of a Bomber Babe. To say I knew her, or remembered her from back in the day might be stretching things a bit. Her name is familiar to me, but I can't quite place her amongst my peers. Be that as it may, we did graduate together. On that note, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in order; along with the latest rendition of the "Happy Birthday" song for Sue FARLEY ('54). And I wish her many more. and now, back to memory lane: First off, I don't think "Shane" was a 3-D movie, although it might have been filmed as one. "Kiss Me Kate" was also filmed as a 3-D flick but never shown that way. The only western I remember in 3-D was "Charge at Feather River". The only notable 3-D movie was "House of Wax" starring Vincent Price. These were shown at the Richland Theater [on Biddle], except for "Shane" which went to the Uptown. The North Star in North Richland was sort of a catch all when it came to movies. Most of their programs seemed to be double features with the "A" movie getting the later showings. Which meant you might get "Francis, the Talking Mule" paired with an Oscar contender. Those were the days. Two movies for the price of one, and you could set through as many shows as you could stand, no emptying of the house when the lights went up. My recollections of the Richland Light Opera are sort of vague. I do recall seeing their production of "Die Fledermaus" in the Chief Joseph auditorium. I think their forte was doing Gilbert and Sullivan. And, if memory serve, Jack Quinn was one of the leading lights of this group in the '50s. Ah. Korten's. Spent many an hour in one of the audition booths along with Kenny BRANDT ('53-RIP) and a few others picking up on the latest Stan Kenton riffs. The record department was on the mezzanine at the back of the store. The main floor held pianos and other musical instruments. I think there were practice rooms at the back (under the mezzanine) along with the instrument repair shop. I will not mention the Spudnut Shop or the Fission Chips joint next door for fear of adding additional poundage. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for unseasonably warm weather for the next few days. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) It has been fun reading all the entries about the "old" days in Richland. I think most of us have memories about the times and places when we were young. Not all of those memories match those of others, but they are to cherish none the less. I was having birthday lunch with two lady Bomber friends yesterday at the Hanford house, or as we call it, the Desert Inn. The waitress was remarking that it was nice to have old friends to lunch with, but she was astonished when we told her we had been friends since sixth grade in 1948! She started us reminiscing about those times and I said how much I had been enjoying the recent entries in the Sandstorm about things and places in the past. Here is my recollection of a few of the things that have been mentioned lately. Movie theaters: Saturday excursions to the Village theater [on GWWay] to see many hours of news shorts, cartoons and westerns cost 12 cents, so a quarter would get you admitted, a box of popcorn and a drink and leave a few pennies for candy. At the Richland theater [on Biddle] we usually stopped for warm peanuts at Thrifty drug first, and then maybe a cherry or chocolate coke at the fountain later. The scariest movie I saw was "House Of Wax" with Vincent Price and Charles Bronson. It may have been 3-D. I was in the very first production of the Richland Light Opera company when they put on The Mikado. I believe it was at the Richland Theater. My first date eve, was at the North Star theater in North Richland. Larry Wiggs bought me an Almond Joy and I really didn't like them, but ate it anyway. We saw "Buttons and Bows". I think it was with Bob Hope and Lucille Ball. My parents and I arrived June 18, 1948, during the flood. We traveled across the old bridge from Pasco to Kennewick over huge boulders that were in place to keep the bridge available. National Guard troops were standing by with guns and bayonets affixed, hurrying us along. We had to go into the Kennewick Highlands and enter Richland via Bombing Range road. It was shift change and all the cars were exiting Richland so the dust and dirt filled our car. I buried my head in a pillow and begged to go back to Illinois where we had trees! Now, 67 years later I think this is the best place in the world to live. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Proud of the Cloud has finally been erected. Richland beat Walla Walla last night [1/23] to stay on top at 8-1. Steven BEO ('16) scored 37 points and made it look easy. The UW coach was at their last game sitting right behind the Bomber bench. BACK OFF Coach, Beo is only a junior. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Curt DONAHUE ('53) By my time, fishing Wellsian in the mid-to-late '50s, we were calling it pond, not lake. To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Koinonians - there is an excellent article on the Roman Catholic use of the Greek word koinonia????????? which means community/fellowship, I'll send you the PDF. To: Bob MATTSON ('63/'64) My first attempt to make money was two years of newspaper deliveries during my Chief Jo days in the late '50s: I had 50-70 Seattle PI customers, a couple dozen Oregon Journal, covering from Van Giesen to Swift and Elm/Cottonwood to Thayer, or maybe a couple of blocks further east (I think the PI customer spread was smaller). I loved the cool summer mornings biking the route; every time I hear mourning doves to this day I recall their soft song on the wires near the shelter belt. My first "job" was "bagboy" at Campbell's next to Densow's Drugstore, age 15 (I believe Mom had to get some sort of special permission prior to my turning 16). The biking exercise was perfect preparation for all the dancing I did from ninth grade on: First, international folk dance with Dan DAUGHERTY ('62) and his parents, Merle and Theda, who lived across Potter from us, along with my sisters Diney ('64) and Cecilia ('65); then two years of ballet lessons from Sandy FREEMAN ('61-RIP)); followed by a year of jazz from her as well. My folk dancing continued for the next 15 years, including three years with Koleda, a semi-professional performing troupe in Seattle focused on Balkan/South Slavic folk lore (director Dennis Boxell earned money, we didn't). I watched some Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian folk dances on Youtube last week and wondered if I could still last through even one dance like I was able to do for four to six hours at festivals in those years. Cecilia and I did a Swedish Hambo several years ago; we were breathing heavily by the time it was over, and that one's not even all that strenuous. Regards, ecb3 - from icy conditions in central Virginia, but no noticeable snow accumulation. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) To: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: the 1948 flood I have a memory of going with my dad and / or mom, to the "Y" to gather free cinder blocks left from the foundations of buildings (I'm assuming) - because Dad used them to shore up the sides of our basement, after digging out tons of dirt at our "L" house on Long Avenue. There must have only been a half a basement in those homes, where the coal furnace and coal bin were located, and Dad made us a nice family den on the other side, which we used a lot. It must have been a year or two AFTER the flood, because I would have been only 3 in 1948, but it IS one of my earliest memories. Walt Smyth (RIP) helped Dad with that project. [Our "L" house basement was "dug out" in '57 -- I remember brother Ed ('77wb) was in a bassinet. I also remember listening to the coal drop (noisily) into the coal bin when they filled it up. The coal bin/furnace area turned into brother Tim's ('62) bedroom when my folks converted to electric heat. -Maren] -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) It was the radio station in Pasco (Kord?) that we would call in to dedicate a song on Friday nights. I used to listen to them all. It was fun trying to guess the people calling in and receiving the dedication. I do remember spending lots of time in Korten's picking out a 45 record and listening to it in one of the small sound proof rooms set up just for listening. All this talk about the 2 movie theaters on Biddle and GWWay..... I can't remember the one of GWWay [Village] at all. I can't see my folks being very happy for me crossing that street when I was little to see a movie there. I remember going to the other one. Never did go to the Uptown one till later on. All us girls, (Gail PLEE ('64), Anna Margaret BELL ('64) and Louise WELLS ('64) and I) would always go over to the Spudnut Shop afterwards to call which ever parent was scheduled that night to pick us up. Love all these memories going around of early Richland! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick Suppose to be sunny this afternoon. We'll see about that ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 15 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Floyd MELTON ('57) Jack GARDINER ('61), David DOUGLAS ('62) Helen CROSS ('62), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Linda BELLISTON ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) Lori SIMPSON ('70), Peter TURPING ('70) Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doris VAN REENEN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOGLEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Greg and Sharon MARKEL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben JACOBS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert MILLER ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Whilst still tripping down memory lane... I wasn't in Richland for the "Flood of '48", though my folks were. I was attending Hill Military Academy in Portland, OR at the time. As I recall, though, part of the flooding and damage resulted from ice jams on the Yakima River and subsequent damage as the ice broke up and headed downstream. I was a CAP Cadet the following winter, and I remember the Yakima had a lot of ice again that winter, though not as heavy. We CAP kids (and some of the adult supervisors) were involved as "ice jam watch" patrols on the river, keeping an eye out for ice jams. None occurred, but is was COLD work!!! We watched the river at several points, West Richland and downstream, and had portable radio equipment to report if we saw anything ominous. In '49 or so, the Richland school district (if such a thing existed!... musta' been G.E. management) established an agriculture program at Columbia High, first classes '50-'51 school year, if I remember right. It was partially funded by an "escrow account" of money that existed from when the government "bought out" the original Richland School in 1942. In order to make the use of this money "legit", the Richland Kiwanis Club conducted an open "Town Meeting" to consider the issue. It was a one-item agenda - use the money ($80,000 I think) to start up the Ag program. There was a vote - no dissenting votes were cast. I was at the meeting with my father, who was a Kiwanis Club officer. I was one of the "charter members" of the agriculture class, along with Geo. BRUNSTEAD ('52) and Richard GIBSON ('51). Can't remember who else was in it, but somewhere I have a photo of the class, all boys of course, and all of us members of the Col-Hi chapter of the FFA. Our teacher's name was Evans, a fine fellow and WSU grad as I remember. The government turned over a fairly good sized piece of acreage to school use... perhaps 120-160 acres, located east of GWWay between Richland and North Richland. There was an irrigation system in existence, still mostly functioning. The school district built a shop building/ classroom facility on the farm, and us ag program kids took our classes there in the afternoons, 2-hr sessions. There was an existing old farm house there, and a caretaker/assistant to Evans lived there. We eventually had a herd of sheep, hogs etc. -raised alfalfa etc. Those of us who wanted to were assigned our own plots. I had either 5 or 10 acres, raised oats as a cover crop for my alfalfa the 1st year. Later, "Uncle Sam" let us "manage" a few existing cherry orchards. I had one just south of the farm itself. Queen Annes, I think. I got Dick MEYER ('51) to help me with the orchard. We mowed down the weeds, got irrigation water going. When the cherries ripened we ran an ad in the paper - U-Pick for a few cents a pound, or sell the cherries to me for somewhat more. We didn't get rich - but DID make some money, selling the cherries to a co-op in Kennewick, if memory serves. I also raised two Hereford steers during the program - sold them at auction at the Benton County Fair. Made good bucks. I remember selling one of them at 37.5 cents per pound, live weight, and he weighed in at just under 1000 lbs. Now I can't locate where the school farm was... perhaps about where Hanford High is now??? Anyone know? Oh, yeah... we students bought shares in the farm - $35/share. I owned two of them until the program folded, and then donated them to a scholarship program for Col-Hi student(s) who wanted to got to WSU ag program. I found out later the shares were worth quite a bit! Ha! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in foggy Richland where the only dirt I see is under my fingernails... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Jobs Nothing exciting in this post but what the heck. I first started delivering papers for the Columbia Basin News on Douglass and Duane avenues when I was in the 6th grade. Won a trip to a dude ranch in OR and one to San Francisco, very long bus ride. I quit that paper as the supervisor was cheating me out of money. I then started delivering for the Spokesman Review and had Douglass and Duane again plus the Men's Dorms on Jadwin. I had one customer in the dorms that I could never catch and get paid so one Saturday morning I beat on his door until I had most of the men on the floor up and in the hall plus him. They all got on his case and payment was always on his door at the end of the month from then on. One of the first money making experiences I had was selling worms, I would wait outside the Big "Y" tavern and sell them to the men leaving the tavern while my dad was there controlling his thirst, HA. One of the hardest jobs I ever had was setting pins at the bowling alley when it was on GWWay. As I remember I was paid like $.12 a line plus we would get tips when we set for the men's leagues. It was the summer between the 7th and 8th grades and I would walk home dragging my behinder about midnight, then get up and deliver papers; my dad made me quit when school started. Fun times, NOT, but I did have a sizable bank account. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Re: Memories.. When I was a sophomore ('58-'59) I went with my mother to see the Richland Players perform "Arsenic And Old Lace", at the Village Theater [on GWWay]. I remember this well because Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) was there with some senior hunk. I was talking to Bill CRADDOC ('61) other the day. When we were in the 9th grade we would walk to Korten's on Saturdays and listen to 45s I also remember Densow's had a Hot Nut display, and I would buy a 1/4 pound of Spanish peanuts for 10 cents. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) One other noteworthy thing about the Village Theater [on GWWay]: I took safe driving first semester my sophomore year. My 16th birthday was December 5. I went to the State Patrol office in Kennewick on Saturday shortly afterwards to take my driving test. I wasn't familiar with Kennewick, there was snow on the ground, and everyone was doing their Christmas shopping. During the driving portion of the test the patrolman said to parallel park. I hadn't had that yet in safe driving, but I had read about how to do it. I tried, but I was so nervous I couldn't do it. Having never tried it before probably had something to do with that. The patrolman said I had three tries, but I was already blocking traffic, so I gave up. He passed me anyway. He knew I was from Richland, and I'm sure he also knew that Richland had only three parallel parking spaces in the whole city - in front of the Village Theater. One memory about safe driving: I had safe driving first period. While learning to drive on a highway we went to Kennewick one day. In Kennewick we had a flat tire. "Well, you need to learn how to change one," the teacher said. We all got out and he opened the trunk to get the spare. No spare. "Never leave home without a spare," he said. He walked to a business and called the school. The other driving instructor would bring us a tire second period. When he arrived he laughed at our teacher for the predicament. Then he opened his trunk and took out his spare. It was flat. He went back to school, and the custodian drove the pickup to bring us another spare. We finally got back to school after third period was over. We learned a lot about spare tires that day. In the "You never know" category: My senior year I was president of the Quill and Scroll Society, which published the Sandscript, compiled from student writings, at the end of the year. It had always been printed on the school's mimeograph machine, but I wanted it commercially printed. I went around to several printers and found one who would do it fairly reasonably, provided we typed the lithograph masters ourselves. I'd had typing in summer school, so I did the typing. He loaned me an Executive electric typewriter and taught me how to justify the right margin. Having it commercially printed also allowed us to include drawings as well as text. The printer hired me that summer to do typing for him. In the fall I entered Whitman College in Walla Walla. I needed to work to pay part of the expense. The school gave me a work grant, serving sodas in the student center at 60 cents/hour. I decided to look for a job off-campus, and someone sent me to a printing company. The first question the owner asked was, "Do you know how to justify the right margin with an Executive typewriter?" "Of course. Doesn't everyone?" I worked there all four years, starting at minimum wage, $1.25/hour, plus I got to work sitting down in an air conditioned office. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Earl BENNETT ('63) Will someone from Central U.P. Church help me out? I know Koinonions came from a catholic word, but I'm just not sure how to spell the name of our group for young adults, which was taken from that word. My first part-time job, really short full-time job was taking care of Howard and Helen Chitty's 3 kids while they taught swimming in their back yard. I also took care of their house and did some meal preparation, and shopping at Uptown, as I didn't have my driver's license yet, so that meant walking with Brad (age 2) in the stroller, and the 2 daughters, Cindy and Bonnie, 6 and 7 I believe. I'm sure that experience convinced me I didn't want to get married and have kids for awhile. Then when I was 16 I got my real part time job working 40 hours every 2 weeks at Densow's Drugstore, which meant all of every weekend. that was in 1960 and I made $1.00 an hour. When I came back from having been an exchange student in 1963, I got the same job back making $1.00 an hour, still working part time at the candy magazine counter where we also sold cigarettes. As this was also a union job, one day Carole SLEDGE ('63) who was also worker there by then, started talking about raises she was getting following the union rates for so many hours having worked. She couldn't believe I was still making $1.00 an hour, as she knew I'd worked quite a bit before I went to be an exchange student, and she talked me into complaining to the union (Larry HARROLD's ('56) mom - who I knew since Larry had been on my dad's American Legion baseball team when I was in lower elementary school. Anyway, as I'd kept all my pay stubs I'd ever received from Densow's (one good thing to say for not getting rid of things, I didn't do income tax returns, if I earned enough, my dad must have done them, but I don't think so, as he never asked me to sign anything). So I figured out how much my back pay might be, and even was eligible journeyman's wages for a few weeks before I left for WSU. I did get all my back pay and raises, and had enough money to get to WSU that fall of l964 where I immediately applied for another part time job and I think my wages were, you guessed it, $1.00 an hour. I also enjoy reading about Richland in the days of yesterday!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) "Hondo", starring John Wayne came out in 3-D. I saw it at the Richland [on Biddle]. P.S. Does anyone remember The Mixer? Ate my first cheeseburger there and the rest is history. The Mixer later became The Tahitian Room. Trivia, Korten's also had a store in Longview. To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) Wasn't that Radio station KCKW with dj Lynn Bryson? "With round sounds to pound the ground by on The Wax Watchers. Winners Circle with Lynner The Spinner!!". This goes out to you from Pitts! Regards, -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Dedications On Saturdays Dick PLOWS ('63-RIP), Pook ('63-RIP) and I would walk to the Uptown to check out the Ragazzi (some of the Rosetta Stone is sticking) from Indian Country. We would beat feet to Herman's, later Robinson's, and pick up a bunch of song dedication slips. We'd then walk, counter clockwise, to the drug store by the Uptown Theater, order cokes, a bunch of fries and commence to filling out the song requests in someone else's name. We regaled ourselves with our creativity and couldn't wait until Monday night when "Lynner the Spinner" on Herman's Hot Hit Hotline, would create or uncreate a dozen or more romances. I'm certain the WHitehall exchanges were on fire with "Did you hear about Hugo and Kim", nope that was from "Bye, Bye Birdie" but you get the drift. Sorry folks, but it was their idea. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Here of a few of my memories... Did anyone else get nervous when a lady came to the grade school classroom and started calling out names to line up to go the nurse's office to get shots. I also remember the Quarantine signs put on the windows of our homes whenever anyone in the house had Chicken Pox or the Measles... Can't remember, but it seems like a Public Health Nurse would come to the house to check on us. At Chief Jo we always had to carry a ping pong paddle when leaving the classroom to go to the bathroom. The real paddle used for spanking in Jr. High used to have names on it of those who got spankings... Once on the Sandstorm I remember someone saying they had that paddle in possession, but can't remember who had it.. I also have fond memories of taking the Ferry across the river in the North part of Richland... The Ferry Road sign is still there! Think it cost 10 cents to go across. -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: 3-D Western Movie I think the western movie mentioned by Pete BEAULIEU ('62) was probably "Hondo," not "Shane." Both movies were released about the same time. I first saw "Shane" when I was about the age of the kid in the movie and it is one of my favorite movies so naturally I own the DVD. I have listened to the commentary and all the extras and there is no mention of being filmed in 3-D. I watched the DVD "Hondo" three or four years ago and the extras and learned it was filmed in 3-D, but by the time it was released 3-D was dying and it was not shown very much in theaters as 3-D. In "Hondo" they showed the two scenes (not in 3-D of course) where they went out into the audience. One was in the knife fight where John Wayne's hand with the knife came out into the crowd. The other was something I had not noticed before, I guess it has no impact if not in 3-D. I think it was during the titles where John Wayne rode his horse at a high rate of speed straight out of the screen. I am thinking the horse must have ran into the theater and broke his leg on the seats and had to be shot; which is why the movie opens with John Wayne walking out of the desert with his dog and carrying his saddle and Winchester. I think the problem with 3-D in those days is the theater had to use two projectors at the same time and they had to be exactly in sync. If a theater had only two or three projectors, then the movie would have to be stopped every 20 minutes while they were set up again. Don't know about that because I never saw 3-D when it was a big fad. Maybe someone out there can let us know if that was true. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Long distance kisses Well I contacted good ol' Uncle Burt ('59), knowing that he would know if anyone would know and he knew so I let Maren ('63/64) know that he knew and she was way glad he knew and so was I so maybe... just maybe we will see a map of the uptown... unfortunately, according to the man in the know... the maps were prepared in 1948 before The Uptown was completed... and maybe people were too busy building the dike to worry about completing the Uptown, not knowing that some day 100s and 100s of little delinquent boys would spend their hard earned gas money tooling The Uptown in one direction while an equivalent number of Bomber-babes would be walking the Uptown in the opposite direction... I mean who knew? Did anyone expect an anonymous driver to crash his crown Vickie into Arlene's? I mean it just goes ta show ya never know... ya know? But I know this Bomber-babe from the Netherlands (no not Benton city... the real country) is having her special day and she has slipped me the skinny that she will be in Richland for our 50 year reunion... so Ha ha ha I am in the know... she's been my sweetie for quite a while now and so long as her other half doesn't get wind of it we are safe so mum's the word... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sharon MARKEL ('65) on your special day, January 26, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Question re Web Site in Duane LEE ('63) Entry - 01/25/15 The web site noted in Duane's entry [Proud of the Cloud has finally been erected] would not open! I copied it into my browser and got nothing. Got the same result when I typed it in! One message that popped up on my screen stated "navigation to the web site was canceled"!! That's weird!!... Anyone write back with the same result?? [See entry from Betti AVANT ('69)... What's supposed to happen is that Windows Media Player will open up and automatically start playing the little "movie"... Betti figured out that Windows Player needed to be the "default media player" before it would work... I don't know how you do that... Weaselsoft ain't my favorite... -Maren] -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Duane LEE's ('63) link I can't get the link for R-cloud to work. It leads me to some sort of media player and that's it. Am I doing something wrong? -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from foggy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) Re: Your post on 1/25/15 Carol, I think my sister, Cherie SIMPSON ('64), was friends with you gals, too... :-) -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peter TURPING ('70) Re: Mike FRANCO ('70) Entry on 1/24/15 Oh the joys of spending a nickel on penny candy at the fountain at Johnson's Drug Store. Who knew it could take a half hour. If northenders (Dan CARTMELL, Chuck SALINA and Bill NICKOLSON, all class of '70) were walking home from Christ the King it would require a stop at the Spudnut Shop. Always looking for a free or day-old Spuddy to make the second half of the trip. Hard to believe that growing up on the north end of Davison (FRANCO, MEEKER and TURPING houses next to each other) that we were almost at the end of town as Newcomer was right at the end of our street and it was nothing but sagebrush at that point. My only recollection of Korten's was going there to pick up a replacement reed for my clarinet. I was forced to take clarinet lessons one summer at Chief Jo. It was a long summer for everyone. And I have to agree with FRANCO ('70) that there maybe someone else with the name Mike HOGAN ('66) but there really is only one Mike HOGAN ('70) -Peter TURPING ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) To: Mike FRANCO ('70) Thanks for reminding me what Barlow Ghirardo's father's name was. I remember his picture in the back room where we mixed up the dough, but not his name. I used to have one of those hideous Oregonian paper routes that extended from Catskill street on the North end and down past Jimbo Simpson's near the Bali Hi in the south and from GWWay to the river. Rallens had a Tri-City Herald route was like two blocks total. The Oregonian Sunday papers weighed about 40 pounds each. But during the week and Saturday I would stop at the Spudnut Shop each morning after pedaling my red two speed kick back Schwinn bike around what felt like a 40 mile paper route and get a chocolate Spuddie. On cold days when I felt rich I would add a hot chocolate. Barlow was running the joint then so I paid every morning - no day old freebies - but it was worth it. The hot fresh Spuddies were usually on the tray by 0530 at the latest and he was already working on the glazed and the cinnamon rolls when I rolled in. Years later Barlow hired me from a Decca referral to stand in the window, cut 'em, drop 'em, and flip 'em in the grease, and ladle the glaze or drop the cinnamon rolls and maple bars in the icing pan. I don't think I was ever as stylish as the JACOBs brothers were at that job, but I liked it. Val was usually around to remind me what I was not doing just right. I remember the day I applied for the job, Barlow said I could have it but I had to get a hair cut. When I came back in the shop from my visit to Adrian's next door Barlow looked at me and he said "What kid, you deaf? I said a hair cut". So I ended up back at Adrian's for a high and tight version but landed the job. We grew up in a great town with some great people. -Steve HUNTINGTON ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Mike CLOWES ('54) Carol CARSON ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Duane LEE ('63) Earl BENNETT ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty CONNER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura PARKER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob TURPING ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg POYNOR ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay SCHAFER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norm ENGLUND ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darcy FORSYTHE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darwin PERKINS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Daily Papers I delivered the Seattle PI in 1942. As for the Villager, I don't remember when it went away, but it was a very good source of local news, including sports. A contributor was the wonderful Jim Clatworthy, the elder, a good source of gossip and fun at least into the late forties.. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Today marks a milestone in the life of this Bomber Babe. Now, I could wax poetic about her, but that wouldn't be true. I really don't know her; although I might have seen her at the big pool (but who would look at a third grader). There might have been an obnoxious first grader hovering in the background (won't mention the name, but we all know who he is). From all that I know of her is what I read in these pages. Oh, I grant you, I do hear other things but those are of a private nature. Needless to say it is her birthday. For that occasion I will now tip the ol' propeller beanie in her honor and wish her a very "Happy Birthday!" As some one said, "ML rocks!!" Have a very pleasant and Happy Birthday, Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the fog is lifting, rain may be in the forecast, and preparations for Wurstfest are getting underway. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Memories and Newspapers When we lived in the "trailer camp" in North Richland in 1952, I sold copies of the Columbia Basin News on the steps of the Post Office where everyone had to go to pick up their General Delivery mail. The paper cost 5. When I got home, I would take out what I owed for the papers and the remaining nickels were mine. I had determined that I would save all of my earnings for our upcoming summer vacation. In order to assure I wouldn't get into my savings, Mom took a coffee can and cut a slit out of the bottom shook out all of the coffee. This is where I deposited my daily take. Come vacation time, we used a can opener to open the coffee can and there was my vacation money! Thanks for all the memories being posted. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynnwood, WA where it was warm enough yesterday to sit out on the deck. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Duane LEE's ('63) link To: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) I had no problem opening the link to the Bomber R-Cloud, but the video showed sideways. It opened with Windows Media Player (Windows 7). [That's what it did for me... I'm running Windows 7 as well.. maybe that's the problem? -Maren] -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Col-Hi in the rearview mirror High school spring break always beckoned for a change of pace. In the spring of 1960 a group of six of us, another kind of six-pack, trekked from the Richland "Y" overland south to McNary Dam. Why not? Other than myself there was John BEAULIEU ('62), Rick SMOLEN ('62), Jeff DAWSON ('62), Bob COTTRILL ('63) and Gaynor DAWSON ('65). In addition there were our overloaded packs at 40 pounds a piece. Even in early April the temperature got up to 95, and farm houses for canteen fill-ups turned out to be too rare. With a United States Geological Survey map in hand we carved out a route of some thirty-two miles, much of it over freshly plowed foot- sinking wheat fields. Started at early sun up and stumbled in under the stars at midnight. Following the gullies still behind Kennewick we fantasized about possibly finding Indian artifacts somewhere along the way. At the top of one gully we dropped face down into the bunch grass, and Bob just as quickly lifted his face out of the dirt. There it was, stuck into the tip of his nose - a perfect, transparent white, very triangular arrowhead. What is the statistical chance of that? This was our Stand by Me adventure... As the day wore on we found that the Horse Heaven Hills mound up to about 1,700 feet, nearly half the elevation of Rattlesnake Mountain. In late afternoon we looked back and were able to make out all of Richland far to the north. Beyond was the Columbia River winding around the entire Hanford Reservation, just another chicken scratch on a flood plain left by the vast Ice Age megaflood some 10,000 years earlier?twice as far back as the pyramids, and about the same as the shelf life needed for future nuclear waste storage (probably in Yucca Mountain, Nevada). At the north edge of the Reservation, a couple hours upstream of the B-Reactor site, was where the Wanapum Indian band was first discovered in 1940 - never forced onto any Indian "reservation" - stone age hunter gatherers sharing real estate with the coming atomic age and the civilization of the mushroom cloud. Still in front of us to the south was the winding Columbia again and then Oregon country extending to the horizon. The clock finally brought us onto three miles of flat grassland bumping against the north ridge overlooking the Umatilla bridge and the blue and red night lights of the dam a mile upriver. But the sun had dropped and darkness set in. Even Van Gogh's "Starry Night" couldn't do justice to the canopy overhead that night. From somewhere came the rising rumble of stampeding horses. Resisting the instinct to run (to where?), we just stood there like solitary fence posts on the theory that these mustangs would steer around us. Seconds later they followed our script, but first reared up at spitting distance. Airborne hoofs pawing through the gloom, or whatever one might see at this point in a 3-D Western at the Richland Theater [on Biddle] (John Wayne in "Hondo" stampeding into the seats)! Magnificent! The Horse Heaven Hills still lived up to their name in the 1960s. And then there was the River - it is not Richland High School, but the always something more "Columbia" High: our "namesake's loyal stream" and "the hallowed name" (from our discarded Alma Mater). In 1965 I spent my twenty-first birthday with Jeff anchored at the confluence of the Yakima and the Columbia, accompanied by a radio, a six-pack, and two baited poles. Caught one trophy catfish that has grown over the years, and several other ruby-eyed throw-'m- back-sized sturgeon. Does anyone remember in the late '40s the stern wheeler permanently moored on the Kennewick side of the old Pasco bridge? It was used on weekends as a dance and social hall. Martha Parker's "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs and Hanford, 1805-1943" (pp. 84-5) shows five such boats in earlier service, some all the way up to Priest Rapids. The largest and most likely holdover at Kennewick was the Inland Empire, but others pictured are the Mountain Gem, Hannaford, Gerome and the W.R. Todd. All our Bomber website flashbacks confirm that in growing up in Richland on the River - sometimes a bit like Twain's Hannibal on the Mississippi - youth was not entirely "wasted on the young". -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Re: Proud of the Cloud link ~ 1/25/15 Sandstorm On Facebook, search for: Richland Bombers Class of '63 The video shows up there. If anyone really wants it, I can e-mail it to them. Did that for one person already. Funny, when I click on the Cloud link in Pat DORISS Trimble's ('65) entry, it works! Hmmmm -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Apparently the software Maren uses can't handle the Greek script I inserted after the word Koinonia in my entry published yesterday, as it came out question marks (I have to admit it may have been an image rather than text, as I copied it from a website article - it would take forever to remember enough Greek from my classes on Crete in '67-'68 to type it myself). [In the incoming email there was a dash after the word Koinonians. That's it! The Alumni Sandstorm is a PLAIN TEXT publication. That means no bold, no italics, no underline... nothing like that. The only way to emphasize anything is UPPER CASE. PERIOD. -Maren] While I was in the Richland Lutheran youth group, I vaguely remember something about Koinonians at Central United Protestant. I didn't begin my baby steps into the ecumenical world until after high school, when I got involved with Seekers under (?Homer and Elizabeth?) Goddard from West Side United Protestant, and a couple of my sisters did, too. Participated again in '69 after I left the Air Force. Went with them to Forest Home College Briefing Conference in the mountains above San Bernadino, CA, great trip. Regards, ecb3 - from winter in central Virginia, but happy we're protected from the worst of the storm hitting the coast. -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: The Spirit of Ectsasy and Fuzzy Sweaters I can't remember when I didn't have a strong penchant for automobiles. Starting with what are now called Brass Cars as a little kid, then Hot Rods, Sports cars, Italian cars, English cars and for quite a while now, Rolls Royces. Never a strong adherent to the ninth commandment, I know that looking at Rollers is a lot like eye balling Playboy or the SI swimsuit edition, lots of nice things you're never going to have. The radiator mascot on Rolls Royces has been called the Flying Lady, the Flying Angel, Nellie in her nighty but the correct title is the Spirit of Ectsasy. Over the years I have looked at many mascots, which surprisingly are not silver but are currently stainless steel. As with any subject there is a lot of conjecture as to origin and history, but that just gives those more learned that I an opportunity to see their name in print. Recently I've started paying more close attention to the Spirit of Ecstasy and realize that the model must have really put the fizz in fuzzy sweaters. Oh yeah, Today just happens to be the birthday of Mary Lou WATKINS. Happy Birthday as you enter the last age group on the reply cards you find in Cosmopolitan. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) You are right about the Pasco radio station that we all listened to. It was KCKW with dj Lynn Bryson. Though it does seem as though KORD was a popular station sometime or other. To: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Yes, Cheri was a friend of mine as well in high school, but didn't run around with her. We all were in Brownies together for years though. Well, Brownies and then flew up to Girl Scouts. It was so fun to see her at our 50 year class reunion last summer. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick Where is that sun they keep talking about? **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Duane LEE's ('63) link I couldn't get that to open, either... and I have no idea how to do Windows Media Player. Re: My Port and other things I had the "port" removed this morning [1/26/15]... since cancer is in remission, no longer necessary to have it... only drawback... tech came in and checked the pacemaker, before surgery and said it's set too low, so have to see the heart doctor and have it set, higher. My heart beats at 48, pacemaker is set for 50 and tech said, that with my Congestive Heart Failure, it should be set between 60-120. When I was in CA, it was set at 35... when I had it checked, here, in December, the tech said that was too low and he set it at 50, but the tech, today, said that is still too low... means that the pacemaker is working overtime. I am really beginning to wonder IF the doctors in CA knew what the heck they were doing!!!!!!! And, I have had the pacemaker since 2011!!!!!!! Am just thankful that it has never "gone off", which would have meant that it was detecting a heart attack and "kicking in" so that I didn't go into heart failure... thankful for small miracles. Have been enjoying all the memories of early Richland... so neat to read about everyone's experiences. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID temps are in the mid 20s, but no more snow, darnit... am thinking our snow is done for this Winter, although there is still snow at Bogus Basin, so skiing and snow boarding are still plentiful for those that enjoy those activities **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What is love... five feet of heaven in a pony tail... nope that won't work... I've seen her hair when it's moist or raining outside as it prolly is today... no pony tail from that hair... maybe I should try something new this year... I mean ya see there was this cute girl living over on Johnston... by my buddy Brian JOHNSON ('65) and he always seemed to get a little closer to her than I... maybe it was a neighborly thing... like "Hi Neighbor!" while I was tripping over my feet and slobbering all over my shirt... didn't dare look at this future Bomber-babe during noon dancing or it woulda been a disaster... all that tripping and slobbering... she used to hang out at her best friends ('63) pool alla time but I never... I mean never ever went to that pool which is kinda strange cuz alla my friends did... I always had such a crush on her... but it was "I'm so young and you're so old" (that sounds bad) time fer me... no matter what I was always two years younger than she... "Born too late for you to notice me... " I would never have gone to Robinson's and picked up a dedication slip for her... so Lynner the Spinner ('57)/ Lynster the spinster never played a dedication from me to her... "This is dedicated to the one I love... "... but there certainly are a buncha songs with her name in them... so my new thing is gonna be a chance for alla you Bombers out there to listen to some a them oldies but goodies... hope our Editor in Bomberland can pull this off for me... Name those tunes! (hint... the back up group on this one would later be known as "The Band"). and finally In fact, if you go to you tube you can listen to this last song sung by the drummer/often lead singer (RIP) of The Band... now on the last one ya gotta listen to the whole song to find out about a little fight the B-day Bomber-babe got into back inna day... soooooooo no references to little blonde furry animals or anything this time... keeping this post a true ode to teen love! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) on your special day, January 27, 2015... and don't you worry sweets, I didn't forget for my next door neighbor, who according to Terry DAVIS ('65) was way outa my league... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Laura PARKER ('65) on your special day, January 27, 2015, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) You are right... the "Future Farmers of America" farm was located where Hanford High is now... the house on GWWay is still there at the corner of GWWay and ?? It was very interesting to us youngsters about 1961-'62-'63! If I'm right, the irrigation was through 6" wooden pipes. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Nancy MALLORY ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ferna GAROUTTE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CRADDOCK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NEAL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DURBIN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe FORD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth MEYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy STALEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy GOBLE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HASKINS ('91) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Josh JANICEK ('93) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: the Jim(s) Clatworthy Thank you Dick, for remembering my dad, Jim Clatworthy (the elder born 1906). Jimmy ('46) the younger, (born 1928), and is living in Belle, WV, pushing 90 years of age. Dick, you were a regular at our house at 1018 Thayer Drive (phone #740-W) in the mid-to late 1940s. Jimmy graduated from Eastern Washington College (now EWU) in 1954, same year I graduated from Col-Hi (now called RHS). During those years, Jim, our dad, wrote articles titled "For What It's Worth" for the Richland Villager commenting on local events, while the cartoon, Dupus Boomer, was popular. There was plenty to write about during the early years of AEC's Manhattan Project near Richland. However the project was top secret, leaving local authors to write about the not-so-usual everyday life in a developing "Boom" town. Dad featured Mr. Frisbe, our pet cat, in his writings and would "talk" with him about anything... "of shoes and ships and ceiling wax, of cabbages and kings"... Alice in Wonderland and so it was... -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ from Fort Valley, VA (Mid-Atlantic) ~ This morning temps in the 20s with white stuff everywhere. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Carol CARSON ('60) I remember selling papers at the post office and your vacation savings. I have no recollection of saving. I'm sure you shared? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Paper routes, early days and other stuff I use to say that when it came to money my father was so tight he squeaked when he walked. I always had to ask 2-3 times before he would give my allowance to me. As it turned out he thought I had money and so did not worry about it. After he found out I was getting that money picking up beer and pop bottles on the bypass highway for pocket change (at least a dollar's worth twice a week, he loosened up a bit). It was incredible the stuff that got tossed out of cars. I had a basket on my bike and I could fill it in an hour. But then I got a paper route! The Walla Walla Union Bulletin. I picked my papers up at the bus depot on GWWay. I had about 30 customers to start and built it up to about 40. I had the whole south end and the dorms. About half of the customers were in the dorms. The dorm doors had a gap under them so I slid the paper into the room. My big day was at the Dedication ceremony for McNary Dam. The WWUB printed a thick souvenir paper and President Ike Eisenhower was there to push the button. There was a big picture of him on the front page and I got there early and was right almost in front of him and I sold almost 100 copies. They were a dollar. I got a quarter for each one I sold. The route manager took 3 of us down there and we all did well for the day. And we got to see the President and got a free lunch from the manager. Then at last my name got to the top of the list for a Tri-City Herald route. I had Adams and Abbot and the cross streets from GWWay to Goethals. The average customer count was about 95 but it varied 1-2 a month. With all the shift workers, collections were always a chore. Sundays were the worst. I had a double bag, front and back. Riding a bike with 20 or 25 papers in each pouch was a learning process especially with the 2 dogs from non-customers that always went after me. About once a month I had to clobber each one with a stick. My mother was not happy repairing all the ripped pants legs. It was not just me, they went after bikes, motor cycles, cars, and even pedestrians. Most of my customers allowed me to ride my bike on the lawn as long as I stayed out of the flowers. So I could move along pretty fast most days. Sundays were the worst as the papers had to be on the porches by 7am. I saw the name Evens the Ag teacher mentioned. Bill and his wife and 2 children lived next door to us for several years. In the large open area in the center of our block 6-7 houses dumped their leaves and grass for years. We rented a roto-tiller and plowed that 25 foot square patch. Bill and Dad planted veggies. Until the lots were sold Dad had a garden there and grew incredible crops that the whole neighborhood enjoyed. All because Bill Evans pointed out how fertile that composted patch of ground was. Being blind in one eye, 3D was no big deal for me. You had to have two relatively equal eyes with the colored glasses to see the effect. I remember wondering why everybody was ducking when the native through the spear in whatever movie it was. The picture of the cloud at RHS looks great. I did have to re- associate Mime with Quick Time to get it to come up. A box popped up on my screen when I clicked on the picture URL. All I had to do was click on "Yes". Pete BEAULIEU ('62) mentioned the old Stern Wheeler used a party and cruise boat. I have a memory of it hosting some kind of political party and between the wind and current it slammed into one of the bridge abutments. I don't remember about injuries, but there was quite a bit of damage to the boat. There are a couple of these stern wheelers operating out of Portland for day cruises or 2-3 day cruises where you get a State Room. I have had wistful thoughts of a Stern Wheeler ride from St. Louis to New Orleans. Ok, I gotta quit before this gets to book length..... I get my new knee in a couple of weeks or so. That will be welcome as there is a lot of pain in the old one. Almost thinking about retirement. I still enjoy what I do but never expected to go past 75. That is three more "seasons" in our business. Kind of waiting to see how the new knee does. "Happiness is the sky in bloom"... and hopefully a new knee! -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Earl BENNETT ('63) Speaking of steps into the ecumenical world. I remember when I was an exchange student (a Methodist exchange student at that) in Holland under the International Christian Youth Exchange Student banner we l3 American exchange students had a conference with l3 Catholic Dutch youth!! We thought we were so daring, we prayed together, and even did church services together. I might have gotten to know one Catholic male youth a little better, but my Dutch mother forbade me to travel on the train to his house, which he shared with his parents and at least 6 siblings. I thought it was just a friendly visit, but she must have thought otherwise, so now I really can't clearly remember his name. I just remember he came from Maastricht in southern Holland, the Catholic part my Dutch family told me... Love reading all the memories of growing up in Richland, but I am saddened by the fact that our alma mater has been retired. I didn't know that, it was beautiful, I don't know how the newer generations justified doing that. I guess I thought Alma maters never change... I guess I am still too (I can't correctly spell the word I'm going for and I don't know how to bring up spell check on this computer.... naeive on my computer, 3 choices just pop up... Re: [I'm not so sure about that. Helen. Asking Vicki STEICHEN Bricker ('67) about this... she'll let us know. -Maren] Please continue to keep Carol RICE Forister ('62) in your prayers; I had a very brief conversation with her last night over the phone and she is still struggling... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it is sunny, but in the 20s... we'll take it as we got the barest covering of snow, so clear roads... any thoughts I had of moving to Boston have evaporated in this last deluge of snow.... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Proud of the Cloud link ~ 1/25/15 Sandstorm When I tried to open this link, all that came up was giblish garbage. Looked like Greek to me. Windows Media didn't come up either. Re: Koinonia At my church down in Eureka, CA, we had a fairly good sized room named "Koinonia". I was told that it meant friendship in Indian. I always liked that. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick another gloomy day in TCville **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Former Koinonia House ~ WSU Campus ~ Pullman, WA -Gary BEHYMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) To: Earl BENNETT ('63) Seekers (of West Side UP) was started by Homer & Isabelle Goddard. It was a great group. I remember your sisters, too. Many couples came out of the Seeker group. Me included! Got to know Larry Johnson there -- had two kids and 22 1/2 great years with him. -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: how to top that Now I must admit that Mary Lou's ('63) and Laura's ('65) b-day wishes were great fun for me... music is still one of my very favorite things... but today's b-day presents a little more of a problem... This cyclist pretty much defies capturing in song... well there may be one that will work... In the cub scouts our boy scout leader or what ever he was called had a song we loved to sing... so this goes out to the b-day Bomber: "Had a little Ford cutest little Ford, cutest little Ford that you ever did see, the Ford was on the wheels the wheels were on the ground, the motor in the Ford made the wheels go round... match in the gas tank... no Ford" Ok so it ain't Short Fat Fannie but it'll hafta do... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joe FORD ('63) on your special day, January 28, 2015!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Relay for Life Anyone care to donate to the Benton County Relay for Life event in May? Like last year I'll walk the survivor lap and then do my time on the track with the same team I did last time. It's going 3 hours longer so I hope we have more teammates this year as last year after about 11pm we were down to the team captain, a student shadowing one of the doctors (who was out of town), and 2 survivors. Last year, too I guess my team got into it quite late so clinic people had other plans which precluded them walking (there were some but they left early). If you'd care to donate and don't feel you have to go to Relay for Life of Columbia River and I'm listed as Betti Avant under the Northwest Cancer Clinic team. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from foggy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Duane LEE ('63), Leland UPSON ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda STEWART ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia ECKERT ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl BEYER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin FRISTER ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheryl ROMSOS ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Re: New R-Cloud Reference my earlier video of the CLOUD, for those who had trouble downloading the video, maybe these still pictures will come through OK. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leland Bond-UPSON ('63) Re: Radio stations There were three, weren't there, that played at least some RnR. KEPR 610, KALE 960, and KORD, which I thought was also in the 900s but now seems to have move to FM. Scott HARTCORN ('67) made a good joke in the mid-1960s, 'give a man enough KORD and he'll hang himself.' -Leland Bond-UPSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Talking about the Stern Wheeler: This made me think of the "tall ships". They are built with the same patterns as they were originally made, with only the tools & materials available in that time. Several years ago, one of the "tall ships" came up the Columbia and we went to the Port of Pasco and watched it come in. Pretty cool. They had a dinner cruise while they were here (much too expensive for me to attend). Apparently, the captain was on the wrong radio frequency, so when the railroad broadcast that the bridge was coming down, he didn't hear it. He said right under the descending bridge, which tore the mast off. I can't imagine the damage. After that, we called it "the not-so-tall ship". Re: Koinonia Koinonia is a Greek word that occurs 20 times in the Bible. Its primary meaning is "fellowship, sharing in common, communion." The first occurrence of koinonia is Acts 2:42, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a guy He doesn't have a brother named Wally... no best friend named Lumpy and I don't think he's ever met Eddie Haskel... In school I figure he did a little better than I... but he musta had a certain something else cuz between then and now he became an expert on stuff I never thought would interest him... I don't even really know what he does or what to call him but he lectures world wide on Atomic "stuff"... corse don't ask him to fix a fuel pump on a Porsche 928... at least not indoors... But he's been my pal as long as I can remember... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carl 'Beaver" BEYER, on your special day, January 29 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mrilynn WORKING ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave RHODES ('52wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vikki LYTLE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: April MILLER ('92) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) and Betty NEAL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of '36 friend Re: Special friend's birthday Want everyone to know ahead of time for a very special lady's birthday so you can send her a card or some message!! Emma LARSON Kleinknecht ('36 COLT), will be 97 on February 2nd, next Tuesday!! I know she would be thrilled to hear from some of you who have touched her life all these years! Emma lives at the Riverton Senior Center, 1800 Bellerive Avenue # 227, Richland, WA 99352. I will be going to see her on her birthday with a friend from the cancer center Guild that Emma belongs to with us. She comes to our monthly meetings and still gets around very well. To: J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Good luck on your knee replacement!! You will feel so much better. Having had both of mine done, it really makes a difference in your quality of life!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where we are still enjoying warmer than normal weather!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: 4 radio stations KEPR, KALE, KORD, KPKW And my old radio listening log from 60-65 some years ago also listed a KWIE. But I have no idea at this time where it was broadcasting from. It may have been a precursor for KEPR or KORD. I did not date the entries in the log until after about 1950-51. I got an all band Halicrafter radio (1950 I think) and put up a big homemade antenna on the roof and was able to listen to places all over the world. So Africa, Australia, Moscow, London and pages of unidentifiable conversations from all over. Some were ham operators and some were military, police, and lots of aircraft. I could pick up the tower radios for Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland and sometimes the aircraft. And there was always the mysterious "Mercury Monitor". Nobody seemed to know what is was. I always believed it was a secret side of Hanford Security forces. The signal was very strong... all the way over on the S meter... so I believed it was local. GO SEAHAWKS! "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Duane LEE ('63) Re: New R-Cloud Thank you for the pictures... I could never get that video to play. great to see it on the school... where it rightly belongs. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ cold and foggy in Kuna, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina FRASER ('89) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The first order of business is a Bomber Birthday. Yes, I knew this guy back in the day; we even thesped together and were actually on stage at the same time. Since then we have gone our separate ways. That's not the only reason I have for remembering him; he also married a fellow classmate. Enough said, I tip the ol' propeller beanie and shout "Happy Birthday!" to Gene BARFUSS ('53). I hope you take Treasure ('54) to some place nice for your birthday dinner. Re: Radio Stations The ones I remember from my time in Bomberville is a very short list. Mostly it was KWIE, a Kennewick station that brought us "Cousin Ben". Later came KALE which was billed as a Richland station but was actually across the river. They also had "Cousin Ben" after his sojourn with KWIE. There was also KPKW in Pasco. Not many people listed to that station, hard to hear even in the station parking lot. Later came KORD; and a "daylight" station with studios in Kennewick close to the Black Angus motel and restaurant (don't remember the call letters). These were all AM stations at the time. KEPR as I remember was a TV station although they might have had a FM station. There were also two or three Yakima valley stations in the Sunnyside/Grandview area one of which Jack Quinn had a hand in. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are reticent about snow in the mountains and Wurstfest preparations continue. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: George BRINKMAN ('60) and Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62) A very Happy Anniversary to you wherever you world travelers may be!! To: Duane LEE ('63) Re: New R-Cloud Thank you very much for providing the still photos of the cloud. great to see them in a spot where all can see them!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we again have sunny blue skies and 40, so much nicer than our usual mid - winter cold!! We'll take it! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: there are no coincidie So the other day I put up a little note on face book saying something like; "everything happens for a reason... sometimes the reason is you have done something incredibly stupid"... not exact but you get the drift... so today I ran my Porsche over to the shop I use to leave for potential buyer to check out... from there I went over to Sarah's restaurant for lunch and then home... when I got home I realized I had seen my house keys somewhere, but where... arrrrrrrrrrgh... called my daughter... not there... then called the shop and of course I had seen them on the seat of my car when I left it... so hopped inna hot rod and drove across the valley to the shop... when I got there, the owner greeted me with another fellow and said he had just been telling the other guy how he used to see me on the freeway after work in a suit, driving a roadster in a rain storm with an old military poncho on me to keep the wool suit from getting wet and smelling like... wet wool... it was the buyer... he offered a price and I countered and he hadda go home and talk to the boss (read wife)... weird if ya ask me (not asking the wife... alotta guys have to do that... I've always found it much more expedient to just move out... but hey that's just me) but the fact that he was there and I hadda go back to get my keys... now this sale may cause a rift with at least one Bomber- babe... according to Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) the Porsche was my only "normal" car and apparently, I should have at least one normal car... but it just doesn't get driven and I am a firm believer in "drive 'em or sell 'em"... now as for today's Bomber-b-day Guy, had it not been for the Sandstorm I might not have ever "met" him... have no clue the subject matter but over the years we have become buds from corresponding over this and that we read or said in the Sandstorm... it was just meant to be... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dennis HAMMER ('64) on your special day, during the correct month this time, January 31, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2014 ~ February, 2015