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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ February, 2015
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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 ~ 02/01/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Robert SHIPP ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol TYNER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CARRAWAY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maggie GILSTRAP ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tedd CADD & Pam HUNT ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Radio stations I worked for KPKW in Pasco Saturday mornings as an announcer the summer after graduation. I went to Seattle by train to take the required exam and got my third class radio license. I went to the station a couple of days before I was to begin working to learn how to operate the transmitter and console. My license didn't allow me to actually turn the transmitter on, so we left the switch on and I just plugged it into the wall socket. We signed on at 6AM. My first day, all alone, I plugged in the transmitter. The fuse blew. There was one spare fuse. The usual rule is, if a fuse blows, replace it. If it blows again, look for the problem. I wasn't sure what to do ? try to find the problem or put in the spare fuse. If the second fuse blew, I had no idea where to go to get another fuse in Pasco at 6AM. I replaced the fuse, and it blew again so I decided to try to find the problem, then worry about getting another fuse. I discovered a wire at the end of the electrical cord that connected to the transformer in the transmitter had come loose. I found a soldering iron and soldered it back to the transformer. Fortunately, another employee had turned his radio on to listen to the station, and when it wasn't on the air he came to see what the problem was. He went and got some more fuses, and I finally got the station on the air, more than a half hour late. KPKW was an "easy listening" station, I think. We played light classical and similar records. My favorites were the movie sound track from "On the Beach" and music from the TV series "Victory at Sea." We used a network feed for news. The station owner had us cut out cigarette and alcohol ads and substitute local ads. That was my first "real" job. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where it's been raining the past couple of days and is still overcast today, the day before Superbowl Sunday. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Class of 2014 and The Cloud Cheers for the Cloud, as a counterpoint to the other wall design given to the "Day's Pay" B-29. We can be proud of such restored inclusiveness and balance between contesting school mascots. [NOTE: Day's Pay was a B-17. Enola Gay and Bock's Car were both B-29s. -Maren] The mark of a really good symbol is that it bears multiple interpretations for diverse audiences. Too bad that the Cloud looks too much like an albino cauliflower and nothing more. Missed is the opportunity to be more than graffiti. The design by the Class of 2014 might have included in some way the less specific and more enriching original symbol of proud Richland as the "Atomic City" (a nucleus encircled by electron orbits, and celebrated in the early years' Atomic Frontier Days). Or, better yet, the Cloud might be a bit more vertical so as to recall not only a new technology but also the more historical smoke signals of Native Americans, even demonstrating some respect for the 9,300 year-old Kennewick Man found down steam and downwind along the, what, Columbia River?our original namesake. And, further, if the vertical bomb cloud took on the more accurate shape of a top-notched column?sort of a question mark design?it might signal the kind of genuine "teaching moment" that one might expect at Col-Hi (aka Richland High). Inquisitive students might then interrogate the enriched Cloud design to wonder at one of the many zig - zaging disconnects that make up much of human history ? in this case the disconnect between Truman's instructions that "the gadget" (as it was code named) should be "dropped on a military target," and the disconnected leadership initiatives that resulted in 60,000 to 70,000 killed while taking out only 150 military personnel (United States Strategic Bomb Survey, 1946). However one weighs collateral damage and a host of other complex and fast- moving factors, toward one conclusion or another, it is the act of pausing and weighing that matters. And one wonders how the new crop of students is being prepared to pause and weigh the recurring intersection between tough situations, politics, technology and morality in the 21st century... Better than we were, one hopes, with our Col-Hi government text book (Magruder, American Government) opining in the Cold War '60s that the future of the world belonged to the evolution of a hybrid middle ground between Democracy and global Communism. So, I vote for the Cloud, but maybe today this symbol actually refers to some kind of computer thing in the sky. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Robert SHIPP ('64) Re: Radio As my memory-like-a-sieve remembers it, when I was small (OK, I was always small, but I'm talking about pre-school thru around 3rd grade) KWIE in Kennewick had all the good programs: Uncle Ben, The Lone Ranger, Dragnet, the Cinnamon Bear. Sometime later they were bought out by KEPR TV and changed their call letters to KEPR, then later still they became KONA -- all at 610. KALE in Richland (although their facilities were actually in Pasco) was at 960 and at one time had a "no rock-and-roll" policy. KORD (Kennewick?) was at 910, but could only broadcast during daylight hours, i.e.: sunrise to sunset, which meant that during the winter we could hardly listen to it at all since we were in school for most of its broadcast day. I don't remember KPKW at all, though it must have been around unless several Bombers who mentioned it are suffering from a mass hallucination. KONA and KALE are still around at 610 and 960 respectively. I don't know what happened to the other two stations, but they aren't on the AM dial here any more. -Robert SHIPP ('64) ~ in cold, cloudy Richland -- dreary weather until you look at what's been going on back east ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/02/15 ~ GROUND HOG DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58) Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Emma LARSON ('36) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob ECKERT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BRASFIELD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Len REDISKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia BERLAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norman WOODLEY ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Does anyone remember " Teen Time" on KEPR TV? Fred Smith, from Pasco, and I put this talent show together and Dunning Ray Insurance (two doors down from Spudnut, sponsored us. Talent came in from everywhere. Good times! -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) These are the apartments that have gone up on the corner of Symons and Goethals on that lot that has been barren since the beginning of time. I heard once (maybe on Sandstorm) that someone who lived next to the lot didn't want to sell it and have any construction put up next to their house. Hmmm Pictures were taken from across the street in front of "Ray's Drug". Fred SCHAFER ('63-RIP) and I used to stop there on our way home from Chief Jo in 1958 for cherry Cokes, vanilla Cokes and some strange kind of lime drink at the soda fountain. I believe there used to be a gas station on the other corner but that memory is vague. Ask Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63). Those were her old stompin grounds. The Hyatt twins (Billy and Bobby ('63-RIP) lived right by Ray's when they were going to Chief Jo. I remember going over to their house and they and their dad would be polishing their shoes together or they would have their fishing reels all taken apart on the kitchen table and be oiling them up for a trip to the potholes. Their dad was pretty cool. -Duane LEE ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/03/15 ~ THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED - 1959 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Derrith PERSONS ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Tim SMYTH ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63), David RIVERS ('65) John ALLEN ('66), Gary SCHAUER ('84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail DAWSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda LATTIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne COWAN ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Duane LEE ('63) Ray's Drugs and Densow's served a green Lime Phosphate. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: thank you I would like to thank all that have prayed for me... please don't stop... February. 3rd I start my fourth month of chemo...doc wants me to do three more.. before another scan to see where I stand... the last scan showed that the cancer is getting smaller.. Praise God for that... I have really enjoyed reading all of the memories from yesteryear.. I will write in about that one of these day's. Again thank you all.. God bless you.. -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Duane LEE ('63) Could the strange green drink have been Green Rivers? -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we again escaped tons of snow **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Perkins/Spalding kids - Barry Stevens, Fred Dearing, Denny Casto ('63). Kenny Gray ('64-RIP) I was thinking the other day about some boys in our neighborhood in the early '50s who I think moved sometime before graduation. Does anyone know of the existence any of these kids? Just curious. [Don't know about Barry or Fred. Don't think Castos moved. I've got Denny on Facebook. Grays did move up somewhere by the dike (Hainees?). Kenny died in 1984 (agent orange). -Maren] -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ Snowbirding on Anna Maria Isalnd, FL **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: lots on Symons and Goethals Duane LEE ('63) mentioned the house next to the aforementioned was owned by Mrs. Lucky who was at one time my English teacher a CHS Columbia High School, and I thought the gas station across from Campbell's market was a Flying A at one time. Also there was a Flying A at the corner of Lee and Jadwin that was owned by Jeff Darden who I believe was also a Bomber grad. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I wuz surfin' when surfin' wuzn't cool So as I understand it, the ground hog came out and declared the ball wuz too deflated to play er sumthin' like that... yeah but that's old news... today is the day many say the music died... butcha see... music doesn't die... oh sure maybe in book "1984" it died... but then we all waited for 1984 to happen and it was pretty much like every other year... at least then... no further comment... I remember back in the early dayz a rock 'n' roll, I had this little short waive radio... Keith PETERSON ('65) and I would sit and surf the stations (tho we didn't know we wuz surfin' at the time) till we got us a rock 'n' roll song and we would just relish the music... Buddy Holly became one of my first idols... I mean Elvis was cool and all, but there was just something about Buddy... later, I would be lucky enough to see Elvis twice a year on opening night right at the stage... never seen anything like it and doubt I ever will again... I've seen some greats and some close ta greats... Even drank with Chuck Berry one night when I was sittin' with Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay and Chuck... Chuck was buying my wife champagne coolers er somthin' and the boyz 'n' me wuz relivin' the days of the KISN corner in Portland... Chuck wuz a tad surprised when my wife left with me... but earlier, the music was truly magic... nothing like it in the world... The post about one of our local stations having a no rock 'n' roll policy didn't surprise me much... some girls weren't even allowed to go see Elvis movies... the music changed my life... what could be better than' sittin' listening to Gene Vincaent and his Blue Caps, Eddie Cocheran, Link Wray, Hank Ballard, the Clovers and the Statues... The Robins and the Coasters... one of my favorite memories is a bunch of us sitting in the swings at the park across from my house when Stuart ZIEGE ('57) came south on Stevens and turned west on VanGiesen winding up each gear and then letting the pipes rumble (no not Link Wray rumble... the pipes) as he shifted into the next gear with Finger Pippin' Time blaring loud enough to hear it all the way to the Uptown... That Impala, those pipes and that music took us to a wonderful land where we weren't just little Jr High kid wanna be's... we wuz the real thing... Brian ('65) driving his dream '59 Buick and the rest of us driving what ever ride we happened to fancy at the time, as we raced from Richland to Yakima... Jack MOOREMAN'S ('54-RIP) red '34 Ford coupe sitting in his Mom's back yard was always one of my dream cars... I remember after February 3, 1959, Tommy Dee would cut a record called "Three Stars" about Buddy, Ritchie and JP... Eddie Cochran did a pretty good version too... I remember Linster the Spinster ('57), with his theme song "Straight Flush" by the Frantics playing Blue Velvet by the Clovers and the Statues... I could never decide which was best... I now prefer the Clovers... in those days the Real Don Steele was second string to Lyne and moved on to Yakima, then Portland at KISN, then L.A. and finally syndication... I have two huge boxes of "Live from the sixties" in my garage, many of which Michelle transferred to CD for me... I think each record holds 6 shows... great stuff with all the old commercials and stuff... I've never learned how to use the machine that transferred the records to CD and it is sitting over at Big Mike's... some day I'll get it back and learn to use it... for me the music never died... it changed while I was in Vietnam so I mostly listen to '50s on 5... but it never died... When the preacher (who legend says was the Killer's cousin, Jimmy Swaggart) made the famous statement about "the beat the beat the beat, being evil" he couldn't have been more wrong... we don't care what the people say ROCK 'N' ROLL is here to stay... so Mama, don't make me hang up my rock 'n' roll shoes! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: Modern Vocabulary & Argument Vs. Invective A few weeks ago, I received an E-mail from a fellow Bomber where he described certain folks as being "mouth-breathers." Because I had some knowledge of this Bomber and also due to the context in which "mouth-breathers" was being used, I was pretty certain this was NOT a compliment. Nevertheless, although I had previously heard the term, I really didn't know the origin of the word or its true complexity. Ultimately, after quizzing a half dozen of my above averagely literate friends without finding an answer, I resorted to googling the word. According to "," a mouth- breather is "someone who lacks enough intelligence that they never learned to breathe through their nose." Now, if you find yourself referred to in this fashion, you will know more precisely HOW you are being insulted. (I suppose if you have a congenital or injury caused nasal blockage, you may be thought of less negatively for breathing through your mouth.) Finally, I would make the following observation regarding the use of personal invective (insult). When people find themselves on the losing end of an argument/debate, they will often resort to this tactic in an attempt to marginalize their opponent. (For example, if you're a "mouth-breather," nothing you say can be of any importance; right??) If you pay attention, you may be surprised at how frequently people do this. When you find this technique being used against you, just know that you have already won the debate because the other side is out of logical/intelligent response. -John ALLEN ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SCHAUER ('84) I'm not sure how many caught the subtly of receiving this edition twice on Ground Hogs Day or if it was an accident or email glitch, but whatever the case, I appreciated it the humor. :-) -Gary SCHAUER ('84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon ANDERSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randy BUCHANAN ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BAILEY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom CRIGLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merilyn SMITH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry CROUCH ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Allison BOYNTON ('12) headed to Oscar red carpet 2/3/15 Tri City Herald -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mark SAUCIER ('70) Densow Drugs Pharmacist. 1950-'60s. I believe his first name was Evan. Does anyone know his name. I remember him taking calls at any time of the night to get what was needed. Just would like to know his name & perhaps if any family is still around the Tri's. He was cut from the right cloth. -Mark SAUCIER ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David MERRILL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary DAVIS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Travis STREGE ('96) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Mark SAUCIER ('70) I worked at Densow's Drugstore part time from '60-'62, and again '63-'64. Yes, Evan Lytle was a great pharmacist and nice person. I knew him, and his wife and kids, Vicki ('69), Denny ('66), and Jil ('82).. They were next door neighbors to my cousins on Birch Street when we were growing up. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are so fortunate today to have sunshine and blue skies, and our temperature is in the the in the 30s this is a great midwinter day here in the Midwest. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83/'84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky SKARSHAUG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John COLE ('66) '48 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary BENNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa RICCOBUONO ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori RAEKES ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erin HASKINS ('86) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) Re: Pennywise Drugs on Thayer Dr and Richland Laundry and Dry Cleaners, Richland Lite Opera and Village Players I had my first job in Richland at the Richland Laundry and Dry Cleaners owned by the Stollers. At the same time I worked at Pennywise Drugs on Thayer Drive as a waitress. Many Col-Hi students have worked at both establishments. Best memory was of Gene BARFUSS ('54) sleeping in a laundry cart at the Laundry. Best memory of Pennywise: I served a banana split to a customer without the banana. The customer never noticed until I retrieved the errant concoction and put on the banana making it a true Split. Fun days in Civil Air Patrol, dancing in musicals with the Richland Lite Opera, performing in plays with the Village Players and Camp Fire Girls, all this during the '40s and '50s. The enrichment experiences offered in Richland at that time was outstanding, made available thru many talented teachers and leaders such as; my mother and father Jim and Virginia Clatworthy, Vera Edwards, Mr. Duncan (sp), Gordon Pappas, Jean Smiset, Jane Johnson, CAP teachers & officers, H. Stell, Ms. Ellis, and Mr. McGrath. Oh yes, I forgot the square dancing teachers in the early years at one of the elementary schools. We did it all. -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I am eating fast food while waiting to get my tires rotated as part of getting things ready for our trip to Florida next week; and you'll never guess where I'm eating: an A&W root beer place, Wasn't that the name of our popular drive-in in Richland during high school? I remember lots of friends worked there as carhops, but I made more money working year around part time at Densow's , so I missed my chance to have that job. I'm having a diet rootbeer float and a cheeseburger. does rootbeer have caffeine? I forgot to ask. Well, we did get a little of the white stuff, but with the sunshine our roads are fine, but it was 12 outside, so it looks nice, but it's cold outside. makes our Florida trip even more inviting. We'll have invited our exchange students to our church this Sunday and we have a dinner for them and their families afterward in an attempt to get to know them and make them feel welcome. We expect 10 exchange students from all over who are living in this little town of Hope, a town of about 1,000. I guess we do this partly because I loved being an exchange student so much. I wonder how many exchange students are at Col-Hi now? We usually had 2 most years I remember. my 6th grade teacher, Clair Karlson, had a German exchange student come to talk to our class, and that was when I decided that was something I'd like to do, and I worked at CUP church making and selling fruitcakes to help raise funds for our International Christian Youth Exchange Students for all through high school, and maybe in jr. High too, before I finally got selected to go, all I remember is lots is Saturdays were donated to fruitcakes, and we saved and collected lots of coffee cans. fun memories, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN Where it's sunny with blue skies and 25 outside. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Wuzn't we brung up different? Maybe it's just me. I was brought up to obey certain rules whether I agreed with them or not. If I disobeyed them I KNEW my butt was inna sling... end of story... so if there was a rule that I could not go swimming until 1/2 hour after lunch I knew I couldn't... now maybe most of the time we'd be ok if we went in... but the rule was made to protect the municipality which owned the Big pool from liability AND to protect me as well. So does it bother you as much as it does me to see this ad... for a car (I think)... where the kid looks at the posted rule... then at the life guard and jumps in anyway... then the ad goes thru all this garbage about the kid going to jail, being a big story in the news and on and on... fade back to the kid coming out of the pool where Mom meets him (Mom's way too busy to watch the kid herself while he swims... she's got portant growed up stuff to do)... Mom asks if he broke the rule again, he nods his head and she just beams at her little angel in praise for being a rebel (I say a little sh-t myself)... what the heck does that have to do with anything they are selling and what does it tell kids today????? OK maybe it's just me... Do songs put you back in the time and place you were when you were first listening to them? They do me. Today I was working on something and Theme from a Summer's Place came on... I was right back at noon dancing... OK maybe that's a Chief Jo thing... Wailers songs put me at Hi-Spot... no matter the song, I drift right back to those days gone past when I was tooling the Uptown or Zip's with that special girl... oh come on... I know I gotta rep but you should not be thinking" yeah right... special girl... for that moment"... be kind... as Thumper's mom said "if ya can't say anything nice... don't say anything at all..." Oh Donna sees Tony HARRAH ('65) and me walking into our first Col-Hi mixer... . Anyway, I do love time travel... one a my favorite things! Now for the portant stuff... today is one of my favorite b-days... I have come to know this guy better over the years and as I say every year admire him greatly... he is really one of the good guys even if he is kinda related to Ricky WARFORD ('65), I don't count that against him at all! HAPPY BIRTHDAY John COLE ('66) on your special day, February 6, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83/'84) Hello fellow alumni - long-time reader, first-time poster. Reading talk of the green beverage that used to be served at the drugstore soda fountains over the past few days brought to mind a Bomber-related story from my time in Mr. Harbour's Advanced Biology class, first day of the school year, circa 1980: Sitting on the tall, black-finished laboratory bench at the front of the science room upstairs in Mac Hall was a clear glass beaker containing a cloudy, bubbling green solution. Occasionally small dark objects within would rise to the top of the liquid and then dive for the bottom. Shortly after the bell, the murmur of voices subsided as the teacher, Mr. Harbour entered the room and introduced himself. He was a tall man with bushy dark eyebrows and a serious demeanor. He went over a few classroom basics and then started describing the mysterious liquid. He had our full attention. The liquid, he declared, was nothing other than Yakima River water, and the dark objects within were organisms that went up to the surface, obtained oxygen, and then brought it back into the water. By this process, these organisms were actually purifying the water to the point that it was safe to drink. And to our amazement, he then proceeded to pick up the beaker and DRINK the now-purified (but still green and cloudy) river water, organisms and all, eliciting gasps and groans from the rapt audience! He put the beaker down, looked around the silent classroom, paused until we were all just about falling off the edges of our seats wondering what would happen next, and then he finally shouted out words to the effect of: "WAKE UP! ASK QUESTIONS! Don't believe everything that you're told!" We were all looking at each other in amazement, most of us having never experienced this kind of thing from the teachers in our lesser years. The lesson taken from this episode has vividly stuck to me to this day. The mystery solution in the beaker was the soft drink Squirt, and the organisms were black raisins. The carbon dioxide bubbles would catch in the wrinkles on the raisins until they floated to the surface where the gas bubbles detached, letting the raisins fall to the bottom to repeat the process. Mr. Harbour ('55) was one of the many great teachers I was blessed to have at Columbia-then-Richland High. Yes, I was there when they changed the name and there was quite the uproar about it at the time. The oft-used reasoning was that there was also (and still is) a Columbia High School in Burbank, WA, and we certainly did NOT want to be confused with them! -John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83/'84 - stayed for another year on purpose since I liked it so much, which is a story for a future entry) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WATTS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry RICE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: My USCG history Over the last few years, I slowly recorded my memories of my USCG career from Jan. 1952 (when I left Columbia Hi just before mid term of my senior year), to June 1986, when I retired. It is posted, along with some photos etc., on the Coast Guard Historian website. Anyone interested can read it. To find it: Go to: http:/ Left side of page - click on: Coast Guard History Index, scroll down to: "Oral Histories" and click on it scroll down to the CAPTAINS section Find my entry and click on the .pdf file; : Captain Richard H. Wight, USCG (Ret.) -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in balmy Richland where it hits 60 today! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Gollee! We've used a whole 7 days of February already. I don't know if that is really significant or not. Probably didn't make Casey Kasem's hot 100. But, that's not important; what is important is that this is the birthday of a fellow classmate. What can I say about this guy that he hasn't already written about, including the fact that he married one of the nicest and prettiest Bomber Babes who has come down the pike in many a year. Let us take this moment, tip the ol' propeller beanie, and shout "Happy Birthday!" in honor of Jim WATT's ('54) umptysomething birthday. If I said any more I'd stand guilty of trying to imitate the Junior Gyrene. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are thinking next weekend will be dry, which will be just in time for Wurstfest (February 13 & 14) and Balentines Day (well that's what it sounded like). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Col-Hi '65 Ladies February Lunch WHEN: Friday, February 13th, 2014 TIME: 12:00--2:00 PM WHERE: Anthony's Restaurant, 550 Columbia Point Dr., Richland Our February "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be held this Friday, February 13h, at Anthony's Seafood Restaurant in Richland. We'll celebrate Valentine's Day one day early! So, Ladies, if you graduated from Columbia High School 50 years ago ? in 1965 ? mark your calendar and join us! If you've never attended one of our lunches - or have been away for a while - we'd love to see you again! Just contact me and let me know you're coming! If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me! Bomber Hugs! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Steve BUCHANAN ('86-RIP) Graveside inurnment begins at 2:30 pm Saturday, February 7, at the Cemetery at Sunset. An open house/reception will follow at 3 pm at Events at Sunset all located at 915 By-Pass Highway in Richland. Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Ann BISHOP ('56), Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) Darvis BERGAM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice PIERCE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Christy WATSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnne GRENINGER ('67wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy LEMLER ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: birthday happy belated one day Birthday to an OLD bud... big Jim WATTS ('54) celebrated his umpteenth birthday, yesterday [2/7]... there were probably voices raised on high, and bands playing to commemorate this wonderful day... how many people can say they rode a motorcycle down the hall at the high school, not graduate with his class because of it, was president of his class at CBC, married the classy Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55), who was way too good for him, is an accomplished artist, painter, sculpter, author, landscaper, built his own home on the Yakima... it's just really embarassing... Happy whatever, James... and hopefully, we'll see you in the next month or so at the Chubb Club gathering... -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ in finally very rainy Sacramento... not a drop in January. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) Re: Jim Harbour ('55) Always good to read about successful classmates. Happy to know Mr. Harbour was thought of in a positive way. I remember him fondly as a classmate and a great date to a Demolay dance about 1950. Sorry I missed wishing Jim WATTS' ('54) a HAPPY BIRTHDAY [on 2/7]. Keep writing, JLW. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) and David "Tooter" RIVERS ('65) Helen, sorry to inform you, but root beer DOES have caffeine in it and the ice cream has a lot of sugar! You aren't the only one, Tooter. Songs from 'yesteryear' bring back memories for me, too. Problem is, they get stuck in my head and phrases play over and over and over and over... . -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR where the temps can't decide where they are going, up a few, down a few. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) To: Jim WATTS ('54wb) Happy belated birthday Jim [on 2/7]. I hope you had a great day and there will be many more to come. You are a special person and I have a lot of excellent memories of the time I spent with you and your brother especially the New Years Eve parties at your house. Stay healthy, buddy. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Darvis BERGAM Bobo ('57) Re: Nancy SHORTESS Hanson ('57-RIP) Just wanted to let everyone know Nancy passed away this week. Her funeral will be held in Sedona, AZ on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 4pm at the Christ Wesleyan Church. I have details, addresses, etc. if anyone wants them. -Darvis BERGAM Bobo ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill CAREY ~ Class of 1969 ~ 1951 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mary ROSE ('60) Dave HANTHORN ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DUNN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jane BRADY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie PATTON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen MOORE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Yvonne LING ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HAUSENBUILLER ('93) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Carl DVORAK ('58) & Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Re: Rootbeer/Caffeine To: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Question: Does root beer have caffeine in it? Answer: Most root beer does not have caffeine, but there are a few that do. Barq's and Rat Bastard are examples of root beers that have caffeine. See Anthony's Root Beer Barrel for a review of hundreds of different kinds of root beer, including information about whether or not a particular root beer has caffeine. Anthony also has an FAQ that answers Does root beer have caffeine? -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Re: Root Beer Just to set the record straight: A&W Root Beer is caffeine free while Mug Root Beer does have caffeine in it. And ice cream not only has lots of sugar but also lots of fat (which is why it tastes so good!) -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from "mixed-weather" Mercer Island (some sun, some rain, some wind, changing constantly) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Crazy So I'm sittin' here... wadn't doin' nuttin'... just sittin' here... wadn't doin nuttin and in walks Mr. Dunahee... so I says, I says... "Hey Mr. Dunahee"... Hey Joe... here's Mr. Dunahee... and dey both says they says... Hey Crazy... you don't get your post dun reel soon, you don't get no gold stars this year... and I says Gold Stars... oh no what wuz I doin all day... and I thinks and I thinks... I wuz just sittin' here wuzn't doin' nuttin' and because I wuzn't doin' cuttin' I almost waited too long to do my post and I says I say Hey Joe... hey Mr. Dunahee... ya know what Bomber-babe has a bertday taday... and dey says sure we do... but you almost blew it... and I says I says... yer right cuz I was just sittin' here and wadn't doin' nuttin'... 'cept wishin' HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cheryl WEIHERMILLER ('60) and to top it off HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shorty WATKINS (NAB RIP) on your special day, February 9, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Carol CONVERSE ('64) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harold KENITZER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda WOODS ('61wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy FOSTER ('66) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, here I am again, ol' propeller beanie in hand, for yet another birthday. What can be said about this Bomber? He is a member (in good standing) of The Class of '54; he was a footballer and field man in sports, even played a little baseball and he married a girl from the class of '55. He hasn't changed too much since his high school days (well there is the mustache). So let us gather around the (your choice of locations) and give a hearty "Happy Birthday!" shout out to Harold KENITZER ('54) on his day. If he is very lucky, Marla may even bake him a cake. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are promising a few warm, dry days through at least Valentines Day (which is also the last day of Wurstfest this year) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fatalities in Alabama Pyro Facility Explosion Several Alums have emailed or called me wanting to know if I knew about it. Actually I know very little about it. I belong to a private pyro network (restricted access) that has members around the world in many countries. We are in near constant touch. The explosion happened about 10:20 AM local time. It was on the net around 11 AM. I don't know any of the details as they are under investigation. I know a couple of people who work at that company but not at that facility. There were 2 fatalities, one apparently in the blast and another died from burns. Several other workers had various burns and injuries. Years ago it was owned by a friend of mine and I spent several days there learning more about some advanced Special Effects (SPFX). A note came across the net yesterday saying the incident happened while mixing chemicals. I cannot verify that. Beyond that .. no details as an investigation is in progress. Anyone interested can Google Ultratech Explosion Owens Cross Roads AL. We are a fairly small and closely knit industry. It is always sobering to hear of injuries or loss of life. After several years of not going, Wed Jackie and I are off to WinterBlast at Lake Havasu, AZ. We fly into Las Vegas and rent a car for the 2 1/2 hr drive. It runs Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat and this year the last night public display in Sunday Night. Seating and parking is tight... anyone wanting to see some great fireworks needs to get there early. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ From Home near Tacoma where after a warm sunny day (allowing me to plant a couple of new roses in my rose garden)... it is again pouring rain. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) David, you are so funny! I just love to read your posts. Today I had to read slowly to catch it all :) -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick we had 2, yes 2 days of lovely weather with no rain. Gone yesterday so don't know if the sun shone or not. The sunrise of just beautiful though. Back to the rain today, but hoping not for the full day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Root Beer I don't know if "Dad's Root Beer" has caffeine or not, but it was my dad's favorite... another good one is "Hire's"... don't even know if either of those are still being made... my grandsons prefer "Barq's", because it has caffeine in it. another good one, is "IBC", but don't know if that contains caffeine, either. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ we are having a "heat wave" in Kuna, Meridian. and Boise, ID... temps are in the 50s/60s... I liked it better when we were in the "teens and twenties". ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/11/15 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Not enough entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CARTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: John and Paul WAGGONER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAUN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Drew COUGHREN ('86) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Janet FORBY ('60), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), Ann ENGEL ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HAYNES ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Freddy SCHAFER ('63-RIP) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat CALDWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shanon LAYBOURN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James Hodge ('71NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janeen THORNTON ('73) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) Re: '60 Reunion Planning Meeting Friday the ' Class of 1960 Reunion planning meeting will be Friday the 13th at 1pm, Rosy's Diner in Richland. (404 Bradley Blvd, Suite 106 - in the "Party Room". This is across from the Hampton Inn south of Howard Amon Park. Our reunion gathering will take place 9/11/15 and 9/12/15 in step with the Club 40 gathering. Our Class theme is "Ever forward, never backward, in ourselves the future lies. The Future is now!" Our "TO DO" list is planning weekend activities and holding a giant yard sale to create a treasury of seed money for activities. We also have to determine the most effective way to reach classmates. (418 grads with 73 lost to date) We plan to use the Alumni Sandstorm and Club40 DustStorm contacts and any other resources we can afford. We encourage interested class members and friends attend the planning meeting(s) and add your ideas and resources to make our weekend fun and memorable. Contact me at . -Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: All Bomber Lunch.aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch Valentine's Day Lunch. All Bombers are welcome and bring a guest or newcomer\ . WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 2015 WHERE: J.D. Diner, XXX Van Giesen, West Richland TIME: about 12 or 12:30 for lunch and conversation.. -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betty AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland-Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch PLEASE JOIN US!!! WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 2015 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant, on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1, Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We meet in the "Shack" - to the right after entering the restaurant. PLEASE RSVP to: or phone 360-574-1963 -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: birthdays Well, February 12, 1945, the cutest and funniest guy I have ever known was born. February 12, 2015, he would be 70 years old and I hope he is celebrating with the HYATT twins ('63-RIP) and Pooker SMITH ('63-RIP) in the great beyond. We love and miss you Freddy SCHAFER ('63-RIP). -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:David RIVERS ('65) Re: I'm always surprised when there are no SS entries... with alla kids we got from our school seems we'd have tons of entries every day... Apparently my computer got a virus the other day and people were getting all kids of stuff from me including invitations to "skype"... sounded dirty but nobody took me up on it... like the other day I was driving a tail draggin' custom '37 Plymouth and some guy pulls up and says... "Nice car... betcha get the chicks with that... "I said I might of 30 years ago! My 928 GTS will be headed for Florida in an hour or so... that car has been a blast... but I kinda outgrew the need for it... like Rolex watches... the day I retired I stopped wearing them and have been wearing my USMC issue watch ever since... now they just go round and round in little rotating boxes to keep them oiled... I gotta say that between the deal my buddy gave me for one of the last three new GTSs inna world and the price I got, I drove that car for about $1000.00 a year... not too shabby... it was a rare car so I wasn't gonna give it away... the guy buying it has an exotic car store in FL and has wanted one to drive... he sounds more excited than I did the day I got my first 928... drove to a meeting and couldn't figure out how to unlock the doors when I got there... a Lawyer I worked with when I clerked in Law School had one and I knew that was the car I wanted... when I got this one, Porsche had stopped making the 928 and I said I wouldn't buy another new car till I found one I liked as much... Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) will be the first to tell you I've never bought another new car since and don't plan to now... so next time we meet at Mary Lou's ('63) I won't be in a "normal" car... Life's way too short not to have fun and way too portant to take seriously... the other day we were talkin' about important dates... we all agreed there are really only 2... 16 and 21... after that it's pretty much "been there done that"... from there we just move forward to that last inevitable road sign that says "STOP" or "DEAD END"... so make the most of it while we can... ain't no yesterday worth regretting and tomorrow never comes so alls we gots is now... if we remember that instead of fretting about what coulda been or what might be we needs to enjoy alla good stuff inna middle... I spent most of my life either regretting or worrying and it sucked... Doris Day got it right when she sang Kay, Sarah... (never figured out why she kept agreeing with Sarah)... what will be will be and for the most part it's gonna be no matter what I do or don't do... had a Partner who was a total control freak... figure Tums made a fortune off a him... Terry DAVIS ('65) always laughs about how calm I am inna group... it wasn't always that way... at 17 I was at Jansen Beach and I saw this Squid leaned up against the wall... smoking and totally cool... I wanted to be that Squid (well not a Squid but you get it)... he had a little buddy who was all animated... for most of my life I was the animated guy... always reminded me of a cartoon I once saw with a too cool for school Bull Dog and his little yappy buddy... I was the yappy little buddy... now I ain't sayin I don't believe in free will... I'm just saying Kay Sarah... well let's get to it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Freddie SCHAFER ('63 RIP), Pat CALDWELL ('65) and Shannon LAYBOURN ('65) on your special day, February 12, 2015! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: further out I saw both of my cancer doctors on Tuesday and they have both given me a clean bill of health. My next appointments will be further out since I'm now 2 years post diagnosis. I am truly blessed. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Mark SAUCIER's ('70) post, 2-4-15 Gina EVANS' ('70), dad was a pharmacist... is this maybe who you were thinking of? -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Helen CROSS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff CURTIS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny WRIGHT ('63) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Wayne WALLACE & Elva McGHAN ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: great results Wonderful news from your doctors. Indeed you are blessed. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Congratulations on your 2nd year anniversary of being cancer-free. I am celebrating 10 1/2 years since I was declared free of cancer. It is a wonderful feeling!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Enjoying the beauty of Florida and seafood **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Ladies February Lunch WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2015 TIME: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Wingwalker Caf, 1901 Terminal Drive, Richland 943-8788 Located at the Richland Airport under the tower building If you are one of our '66 ladies and haven't responded, please do so that I am able to confirm the reservations. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very pleasantly warm Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/14/15 ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill GRIFFIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill ROE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki MOSLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther "Deon" HOLLIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val GHIRARDO ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane CARPENTER ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Clarence FULCHER ('51) & Gloria ADAMS ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Holy heart shaped candies!, Batperson, it are Valentine's Day. That means that many years ago, in a land not too far away, Skippy and Clarence got married. I know for a while they resided in a trailer in North Richland. What a lovely way to start a marriage. But it work, through thick and thin, they are still together. I wish them all the best and hope that they don't eat too much candy. He wouldn't admit it, back in the day, and he probably would have been laughed off the Colt 45's. None the less, today is his birthday, and since he is getting along in years, he has had to give up his horses. Guess he's not only too old, but getting weaker as he is unable to carry them. I guess a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in store, along with the traditional "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Billy GRIFFIN ('54). Have a good one, buddy! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Wurstfest draws to a close today, whether the fog lifts or not **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Haaaaaaaaaaaaappy Valentine's Day Roses are red, violets are blue... skunks stink... uh... but Bomber-babes Rule! Great recovery there... huh! So a Happy Valentine's day to alla wonderful, beeeeeeeeuuuuuteful, sweet, sexy, loving, caring, brave, clean and reverent Bomber-babes... I think that last part hasta do with the boy scouts so it may not fit but I threw it in just in case (and my number is BEachwood 4-5789 you can call me up and have a date any old time)... and to top it off we have several Bomber-babes having Valentine birthdays, but alas I only know two of them... but my wish goes out to alla them... (always good to cover your bases ya know... my number is shown above)... korse one a the b-day babes EVERYBODY knows... unless they don't eat Spuddies and if they don't eat Spuddies at least they oughta go to the shop and hang out with other Bombers... then they may find out they like Spuddies or maybe cimumum rolls like I get... I have it on good authority that it's OK to eat them if yer diabetic too... well maybe not such good authority... actually you should prolly just forget I said that... I used to fed-ex a box to my dad when I'd be home... found out he was locking himself in his room and wolfing them all down... from what my mother said it was not good for his diabetic condition so I hadda stop sending them... ha... and he used ta say I was the one that couldn't be trusted... pot calling the kettle and all that kinda thing... ok so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vickie MOSLEY ('66... I didn't get no call when you guys was in Vegas) and Val GHIRARDO ('72... I know you love me and I'm your biggest fan... So in June when the '65ers are in town I can have cuts) on your special day, February 14, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Betty CONNER ('52) Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Abby PERRYMAN ('15) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty Jo ROSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erin OWENS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alastair COCHRANE ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Re: Help! I have, on loan, an aged Selectric II Typewriter which I need very much to do some work on my genealogy. (Long carriage) I had a flood in my basement and did a LOT of damage, and some of my genealogy work (done lovingly and painfully with a manual typewriter with a long carriage by my hard-working Mom), was damaged, and I need to redo some (a whole LOT) of the pages. When I got the loaned machine, I was thrilled. Then I went to an office supply and got some new ribbons, and the little white correction ribbons. (Hard to find. Who would have thought it?!) I spent years working, thrilled to have one of those to work with. Now... Is there anyone out there that knows how to make it work? I turn it on, and it sounds like a key is stuck... (Familiar sound.) But... I can't figure out what it REALLY means ? and how to fix it. Anyone have any suggestions, or, I live in Richland. I've asked around, and no one professional that I can find who does that. I figured I'd be able to do it as that typewriter had been my mainstay for over 15 years. I'm sending this now, although I'm about to depart for Hawaii with two of my daughters, the trip being a Birthday Gift from my kids!!!! Leaving here this coming Friday, and be gone for a little over a week. I've never been there, and they gave me this Surprise Birthday Party 10 days before my big date. It was in the Grange Hall in Kennewick, and they got me there on pretense that my granddaughter wanted me to attend a M.S. meeting with her. We opened the door, and about 102 people, kids, grandkids, friends, nieces, sister, some ex's, several great grandkids, and two now-grown (no longer kids) both had lived with us for years!!!! (One from Snohomish, the other from Walla Walla) I hadn't seen either of them for years. They took dozens of photos, and we had a blast, kids cooked up a big feast, and I can call it the greatest event I've ever had. They gave me an envelope that announced my forthcoming trip to Hawaii. I know that there has to be Bombers who can make a car go longgg past it's prime, and can build vehicles out of parts, and electrical, and other mechanical and technically mysterious things. My husband, Doug, could do all that, and I miss him a lot (he's been gone since 2010, RIP). As I said in the "subject" line, HELP!!!!! Thanks. Thanks, Maren for all your dedicated and artistic and talented work!!!!!! -Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Many thanks to all of you who were kind enough to remember our 62nd Anniversary. We now have a clan started; 4 children: Deanna ('72), Jeff ('76), Karen ('79), Scott ('81) We have been very blessed. 8 Grandchildren; Melissa; James, John, Jessica; Jennifer, Kristin, John; and Drew. 11 Great-Grandchildren; Jeff's first; James has 4 boys (Great- Grands for us): Landon, Joey, Evan, Braydon. Jeff's #2 son John, has 1 boy and 2 girls, Hunter, Madison and Melandy. Karen has (1 boys, 2 girls: John, Jennifer and Kristin, and Jennifer has 3 of our GREAT grandchildren, 1 girl and 2 boys Kaden, Addison and Colt. Karen's, youngest daughter, Kristin has 1 boy, Jackson and God's creation on the way. That will make an even dozen. God has been very generous and kind to us. -Gloria "Skippy" ADAMS Fulcher ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Steven BUCHANAN ~ Class of 1986 ~ 1967 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/16/15 ~ PRESIDENTS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty CONNER ('52), Judy WILLOX ('61) Pam ROBINSON ('61), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLATWORTHY ('46) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toby HUFF ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Esther DAWSON ('73wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Re: My pathetic plea for help for my typewriter... I read my e-mail with my plea about 8 AM this morning [2/15]. Then, early afternoon I received an answer, from Spencer HOUCK ('71), with the name, phone number, and name, who used to work on typewriters... That was very fast. So glad I could get such a quick turn-around about it. He will be coming by to look at my 'loaner' tomorrow. Thanks, Spencer. Thank you Maren, for being so helpful. Maybe next crises I have I can do it that way, only quicker. In case this loaner doesn't get better and over its problems, anyone have any ideas of where to find a long- carriage, preferable electric, machine that works? -Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) To: All Bombers, Mainly Class of '58 Re: Brian R, FITZPATRICK ('58-RIP) It is with great sadness that I write this missive to inform our Bombers, mainly class of '58, and all who knew, worked with and were friends with him that Brian went Home to be with the Lord on February 5, 2015. He was laid to rest on February 9, 2015, in a private graveside service. There is a guest book on the Einan's site available. There will be an obituary coming in the paper sometime this week. I have known Brian all of my life as we grew up in the same neighborhood through childhood. Brian was one of those fortunate Bombers who got to live in the same house in that same neighborhood until the day he passed. RIP Brian and God bless you. I know that you will be sorely missed by many. My heartfelt sympathy, prayers and love go out to Brian's family. God bless them. I would also like to request for our large Bomber family, and those who know our Bombers, to please pray for those Bombers out there who are suffering through the many things that we human's do, that they find pain-free peace and know we love them. Bomber Tears, -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where we are having the classic dessert weather; sunny warmer days and very cool nights. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) Re: Joyce RISSBERGER Kelly ('61-RIP) Hello All--- Earlier in the week I was noodling around on Facebook (comme d'habitude) and saw an entry from Melissa Kelly, Joyce's daughter. She ended with "RIP, Mom." I guess it showed up on my feed because I used to get an occasional note from Joyce. It took until today to get any more info from her. Joyce died LAST YEAR in Phoenix on March first! I had no idea. Melissa said it was a blood clot to her lungs that was the cause of death, but that Joyce had advanced lung cancer, which she hid from her family. Her husband Billy was heartbroken but has continued to do his "work camping" gigs that they enjoyed doing together. He spends summers in Colorado, Melissa said, and winters in Arizona. They lived in Vancouver, WA, for years and years, but I don't know if they moved from there to Phoenix or if they were just there for the winter. That's actually all the details I have. There is an obituary on file in the Vancouver Columbian (!), but it gives few details. Tough to be the bearer of bad tidings, especially when it's an old friend from that long ago. I do hope the rest of us are all doing well. We are, and we're still gloating over not having any snow. Onward... -Pam ROBINSON Torborg ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Betty CONNER Sansom ('52) Here's one suggestion re your borrowed and damaged wide-carriage Selectric II typewriter. Try calling Refurbish Express at 718-948-4092. With an initial desktop search for "selectric typrewriter repair" this is one of many potential contacts that pops up on the monitor. Their website offers Selectric typewriters beginning at $249.95 (for a wide carriage at 16.5 inches), but the alternative cost for shipping and repair (at their nearest location to Richland) might be less. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ in Shoreline, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/17/15 ~ HAPPY MARDI GRAS (2015 only) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Paul TAMPIEN ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curt DONAHUE ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Floyd MELTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MEYER ('63) 45 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Holley ANDERSON ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I trust you all have had a wonderful Presidents' Day. I remember back in the day there at least three celebrations in February: Lincoln's birthday on the 12th, Valentine's day on the 14th and no school on the 22nd (at least in the State of Washington) - wonder if they still do that. And now we come to "Fat Tuesday" or Mardi Gras as it is known in some quarters. Around here and in Bavaria, its called Fasching and in Rio its known as Carnivalle. Just brace yourselves for Lent. In other places it is known as Curt DONAHUE's ('53) birthday. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" to an old chum. I wouldn't call either of us disciples of Cousin Ben, but I do believe we were in that orbit at different times. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where there is no rain in sight, nor snow in the mountains until at least the end of the month. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Florida vacation We are returning to ice and snow, after our fun Florida vacation. I've attached a few photos. one is of me with Joy Hendrix Wilson who I met at CUP Koinonians in 1963 when I returned from being an exchange student in Holland. We really enjoyed being in Florida, are already thinking of coming back next year. I know the Smyth kids will love their Florida reunion next week -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race XLII (#42) - Official Iditarod Site EVERYBODY READY??? Lack of snow has forced the official restart of the 2015 Iditarod to Fairbanks. Since the ceremonial start is in Anchorage on March 7th, everyone needs an extra day to get to Fairbanks for the restart on Monday, March 9th. What NORMALLY happens is the ceremonial start is the first Saturday in March... (this year March 7th) then the official re-start the following day (Sunday). HOWEVER, the Iditarod trail Committee has moved the re-start to Fairbanks after concluding that there isn't enough snow on the traditional route this year to maintain safety for mushers and dogs. The 2015 route is 979 miles. The traditional Southern Route (odd years) is 998 miles. The traditional Northern Route (even years) is 975 miles. Mushers draw for starting position on March 5, 2015. Two reasons why I love this race: 1) 4 time Iditarod Champ Jeff King Speaks from the Heart about his ordeal (and eventual scratch) from the 2014 Iditarod 2) King's 2014 helmet cam footage thru Dalzell Gorge Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) sent it to her mom, Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) who submitted to the SS: Bomber Cheers and Peace (the affordable alternative), -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) Re: David TAMPIEN ('58-RIP) It is with sad heart that I tell you that my brother David passed away Sunday morning, 2/15. David had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October. He didn't want to go through chemo therapy and radiation, so he fought it with faith and letting nature take its own path. There will be a memorial service in Moses Lake, WA on Saturday, February 28th. When the final arrangements are made, I will pass those on. -Paul TAMPIEN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: One a them dayz Been one a them dayz where I started out great guns and then just petered out into a nice nap... dunno why some dayz are just like that... I mean it ain't like I just laid on my butt all day... hmmmmm well maybe part of the day but not all day... watched a great movie about the Court Martial of Jackie Robinson last night... had no idea... ah ha... and there's the reason... when I go to bed way after mid-night I tend to be a bit lethargic the next day... and got up at 5 a.m. and went to donuts Saturday, stayed up late and stayed up late last night too... ahhhhhh I'm not good fer nuthin' and lazy after all... dang if only my dad could hear that... today's B-day guy comes from the class of '57... now I gotta say... the class of '57 musta been a great time to grow up... haircuts were of two major brands... duck tails and flat tops... way cool... Kinda like lookin' at Terry WEBB's ('63-RIP) Senior picture over and over... ... I can just see the guys in the barber shop picking number 7 and 12 (I can't really remember the little poster on the wall I'm faking it)... the owners of two of my favorite cars inna day were in that class... Charlie RAFFETY ('57) with the ultimate '57 Olds, especially after he painted it black... OK mainly after he painted it black and Stuart ZIEGE ('57) with the way cool '58 Impala... same caviat... My next door neighbor baby- sitter was there, Sharon REED ('57-RIP)... I remember when Sharon died... hit my mom really hard... Gus KEENEY ('57) was there... CW BROWN ('58) was a Junior that year... Lyner the Spinner ('57) and straight flush... what a blast that musta been... so now we say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Floyd MELTON ('57 Flat top) on your special day, February 17, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70 Brian FITZPATRICK ('58-RIP) ~ Uptown Tavern cribbage legend. -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Fred ARTZ ~ Class of 1969 ~ 1950 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff: Bill SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich GREENHALGH ('59wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BELLISTON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen THORNTON ('74) \ >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Lesley Gore (RIP) Sad to hear we lost another chart topping singer from our childhood. Lesley Gore ("It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To") passed away Monday of lung cancer. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joretta "Sue" GARRISON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter CROWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn NOBLE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Katie and Diana POWELL ('02) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill WEDBERG & Barb O'MALLEY ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HUSKE & Carol HARSHMAN ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forister ('62) update Carol has gone into Hospice this week. We just returned from a wonderful fun 10 days in Florida, and I am now making plans to get out to spend as much time with Carol as I can, as soon as this frigid weather in the Midwest breaks, which will probably be this Friday. So please direct prayers for Carol, and her husband, Gary (who is having a hard time with this) and her son Brett who very kindly took Carol's phone to call anyone on it who he thought might like to know. It's very hard for me to face losing CArol, but I know she is walking with The Lord, and that makes it easier to bear. Pete BEAULIEU ('62) thank you for your kind words. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: early birthdays I'll be headed out for the Central California coast for a few days to just get away. I always try not to do group posts if possible but sometimes... well whatchagonnado... known alla these Boomber- babes for quite some time... one longer than the others cuz we went ta school together with the Daddy of the other two. They are all dear to me and I sure hope they have fun times on their respective days... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Katie and Dana POWELL ('02)on February 19th... you make sure your Pop springs big time on presents... and Ann COFFMAN ('66) on your special day, February 20, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oooooooops I just realized there will be way more birthdays than what I first thought... and I would never wish to miss the special days for these special Bombers!!!!!!!!!!!!... sooooooooooooo more HAPPY BIRTHDAYS, Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) on the 21st, Dave SIMPSON ('63) and Doug LONGMORE ('61) on the 22nd... hope you all enjoy your special days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Rick WOODS ('49wb-RIP) Einan's is in charge of arrangements and a memorial service will be held at the Kennewick Church of Christ, 3926 West Kennewick Avenue, Kennewick on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 11am with a Potluck to follow (please bring a dish to share). You may view his picture, obit and guest book at the Einan's website at Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Joyce RISSBERGER Kelly ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David DOUGLAS ('62) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy PIERCE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann COFFMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenda GRAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn HERIFORD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BISHOP ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don DASCENZO ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forister ('62) update I was saddened to hear about Carol. She and Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) are among the many very nicest young ladies in the class of '62. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the weather is beautiful **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland - Vancouver Bomber Lunch Quick reminder. WHEN: This Saturday, February 21, 2015 WHERE: Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver, WA TIME: 11:30 - 2:00 Questions - RSVP -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Nancy SHORTESS Hanson ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Bob CROSS ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Dave HANTHORN ('63), Linda REINING ('64) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron WEISSENFELS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gil GILSTRAP ('79) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie VINING ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David KELLER ('82) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forister ('62) The class of '62 had a number of real niccccce girls and Carol is one of them. Besides being a very lovely lady, Carol is also very nice to others in our school. I'm sorry that things are not going so well for her but I am sure she is taking it in the class that she is always shown. -Bob CROSS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forister ('62) update Thank you for the kind words, David DOUGLAS (also class of '62) Finally - after 539 miles and getting lost about a half hour away - I'm with Carol and she is sleeping peaceably. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Re: boys basketball Richland Bombers beat Mead (Spokane) 72-63 to win the Regional Championship game on Friday night. Way to go Bombers! On to State!!!! -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Gov't Wicker Chair Gary BEHYMER ('64) posted a picture of this chair on Facebook and wanted to know if any other Bombers from the class of '64 remembered them... my grandmother had them, plus the drop-leaf table and the hutch... there were six chairs... my youngest daughter has this entire set now except I kept three of the chairs... the set originally belonged to my grandmother (my mom and dad bought it for her)... after my grandmother passed away, my mom took it back, then gave it to me, now my youngest daughter has it... has to be more than 60 years old... the chairs are covered in fabric, am thinking my mom more than likely made the covers, since the wicker wasn't that comfortable to sit on... this picture started a good discussion among some alumni from the class of '64. thanks, Gary for the memories this brought up. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Marcia Clement (RIP) There will be a memorial service for Marcia Clement (former RHS English teacher) on Saturday, February 28 at 1pm at the Richland Lutheran Church, followed by a grave side service and a reception at Einan's Event Center at the Sunset cemetery. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Ladies' Lunch The following eight '66 ladies had a fun time enjoying each other's company and lunch on Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Richland Airport Wingwalker Caf: Sandy MILLER Burden, Marilyn HERIFORD Perkins, Pam HUNT Cadd, Glenda LATTIN Brunson, Ann COFFMAN, Gail DAWSON HOWE, Donna THORSON Whiteside and Linnea GATES Williams. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Lael ELLINGSON Kamilos ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane DAVENPORT ('62) Ed WOOD ('62), Tim SMYTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene PICKLES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan NOBLE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CHOATE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug LONGMORE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SIMPSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn BERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve GALLOWAY ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis LYNCH ('75) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) According to several sources, today is the birthday of a Bomber Babe from The Class of '54. To the best of my inconsiderable knowledge I do not think we "interfaced" (as they say today) during our high school years. I was, however, aware of her, but for whatever reasons our paths never really crossed. It's not that much different today. Regardless of that, she is a fellow alum and deserves some recognition. Accordingly, I will now tip the ol' propeller beanie is her honor. Perhaps someone who knew her then and now will lead the "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Darlene PICKLES ('54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where spring must be around the corner as the daffodils have bloomed and the lawn mower is in the shop (it will probably rain when the mower returns). **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forister ('62) To: Helen Cross Kirk ('62) Thinking of you and Carol Rice has me thinking of many of the women and men in the Class of '62, especially of the many of us who lived on the western edge of Richland along the bypass and on Chestnut, etc. Please let Carol know that she is remembered and will be missed. -Diane DAVENPORT ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forister ('62) I met Carol in kindergarten at Spalding. She was a treasure then and has remained so. The last time we saw each other was a little over ten years ago when we met for lunch in Kansas City. It was a great opportunity to not only share old stories, but to speak of things we were reticent to do in our youth. She's a wonderful person and it breaks my heart to hear of her current struggle. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Hoping it warms up while visiting Charleston, SC **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forister ('62) Echo David DOUGLAS' ('62) comments about Carol and Helen CROSS Kirk being just two of the many really nice people in our class. Went to school with both for 13 years and they are two of the classiest girls '62 has. -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ Moreau, NY - BRRRRRR But now wintering on Anna Maria Island, FL and anxiously awaiting the invasion of my six siblings next week ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/23/15 ~ NOT Dateline: St. Augustine, FL (at baby sister's home) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BRANUM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SOMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PEASHKA ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb COLLINGS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane BROWN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy STANFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jil LYTLE ('82) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/24/15 Dateline: St. Augustine, FL (at baby sister's home) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Ann BISHOP ('56), Marlene LARSEN ('56wb) Steve CARSON ('58) and Carol CARSON ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy CAMERON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank HAGGARD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy WICK ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan MORRIS ('66) '48 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann Marie NICKLASON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BRUNKE ('71) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Re: Forgotten Air Force One >>> Please watch and forward to those who can help. -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) Picture of Sharon when she had a part in The Beverly Hillbillies TV show. -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Puget Sound Luncheon Would like to have a Puget Sound area Bomber luncheon and inviting anyone in the area: DATE: Saturday, April 18, 2015 TIME: 11:30am PLACE: Scott's Bar and Grill, Edmonds, WA 8115 Lake Ballinger Way, Edmonds, WA 98026 Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can reserve enough space. -Steve CARSON ('58) -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forester ('62-RIP) It is with.sadness and peace that I tell you, our dear friend, Carol went to be with our Lord last night [2/22]. I will miss her... many will, but we didn't want her to suffer any more. One of her 3 daughters-in-law said "Now she can see Heather again." (Carol's daughter whose sudden, unexpected death hit her so hard in 2012). Thank you for your kind words. I'll post funeral info when I learn it -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Lemme see now... I think it was... no maybe... So last night (actually tonight but ya know when this comes out it'll be last night and well... ya know... ) I was just sittin' 'round wudn't doin' nuttin and right there on National news came the words: "Richland, Washington"... my lil ears perked up and sure enough, there was Barronelle Stutzman (a Bomber?), the owner of Arlene's right there on TV with her attorney... holy mackerel... not sure I've ever seen that before... nothing about Hanford... just Richland... so it got me thinking... He coulda been a contenduh... now for those of you who were there and those who weren't (I am sure Dean HOFF ('62) was there) go back with me to the year... uh... uh... oh poop... I may hafta get in touch with David BOWLS ('58) to go back into his receipt box and lemme know when I got my car painted... I'm sure it was painted when I hit Zip's that memorable evening... along with a few of the usual suspects... now just because Bob didn't lemme date his daughter, didn't mean he banned me from hangin' out... so there I wuz... truly wadn't doin' nuthin' of any import 'cept maybe eating fries and tarter sauce... someone bet Lew LLOYD ('62) he couldn't go up the hill, race down and do the Zip's circle at oh say 50mph... the money was on the line... not sure who held the 50 cents that was bet... up he went... down he came... and CRASH... right thru the front of Arlene's... Ralph LEE ('63-RIP) pulled him outa the car, took him home and then began loudly querying "does anyone know who stole Lew's car?" None of us did... the trick did not work and soon the local Fuzz wuz banging on Lew's door... the rest of us moved our cars kinda drive in movie style and aimed them across Zip's up Lee hill and turned on the lights to watch the rest of the extraction of that beautiful Crown Vickey... Had he just waited 51 years or so... He too coulda been on national TV last night... well, he coulda... so what does that have to do with birthdays? Not one dang thing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol CONVERSE ('64) (and remember to tell yer company that I wear size 11) on your special day, February 23, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>David Tampien ~ Class of 1958 ~ 1940 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Tim SMYTH ('62) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) David RIVERS ('65), Shannon WEIL ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rochelle SEHOLM ('97) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Carol RICE Forester ('62-RIP) Actually, I am still in Kansas City and will stay here for the funeral; it will be this Thursday, February 26, 2015, at her church in Liberty, MO just outside of Kansas City. I am staying with a friend of Carol's. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in K.C. where it is expected to get up to 45 today, and no snow all week which beats Hope. IN where they've had over 8" of snow since I left on 2/19 and are at -6 right now. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Passing of Carol RICE Forester ('62-RIP) The Bomber Class of 1962 has lost one of its best. Carol was a classmate who was truly nice to everyone, from kindergarten to our senior year. Condolences to her friend Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) and to her family. -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ in Holmes Beach, FL anxiously awaiting my six siblings **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) Re: Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) That was one of the more memorable (to me any way) episodes of The Beverly Hillbillies. I remember seeing it when it first aired. Saw it again a few years ago. For some reason a kangaroo was shipped next door to Banker Drysdale's house and got loose. Granny keeps seeing it and thinks it is a giant jackrabbit. No one else ever sees it and Jed believes Granny has been drinking too much of her rheumatiz medicine so he keeps trying to find where she hid her jug. In this picture Miss Jane had been trying to get Jethro to kiss her. However, not really understanding what she is saying, when Sharon Tate comes in he picks her up and kisses her instead. As I remembered it Miss Jane is pointing to the door kicking Sharon TATE out, but it looks more like she is kicking Jethro out. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Kennewick, I have crocuses blooming in front of the house. Soon be time to open up the cement pond. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) on Beverly Hillbillies That was not a picture of Sharon on Beverly Hillbillies in the February 24th issue; but you can watch the episode entitled "The Giant Jackrabbit" on YouTube and see Sharon. She was so attractive! -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My luck finally ran out Soooooo, there are a few things that are inexcusable... this was one... a very few things are unforgivable, this may have been one... we shall see and only time will tell... generally speaking I cringe a bit when the Oracle ('63) sends me an email that is titled "Blew it again, Rook"... Oh I mean if its just to let me know I missed Bobby Goldsboro's demise I can take that in stride... I'm sure I was somewhat of a fan in the day and I know while I was in Australia I enjoyed the song "Honey"... but I think he ranks up there FOR ME with Bobby Vinton... I know I know some of you think Bobby Vinton invented "Blue Velvet" but Lynner the Spinner ('57) taught me mo betta with the Clovers and the Statues... but when Jimbeaux scolds me for missing the Ever Young and Lovely's birthday, I take that very seriously... now there are few b-days I have committed to memory... most of them belong to Bomber-babes who have last names beginning with "W" (there would be seven to be exact... four from the same famblie) and one is the Ever Young and Lovely... now truth is when ya spend as much time in jammies with a Bomber-babe as I have with the Ever Young and Lovely you tend to remember such things... I dare say I believe I have probably even kissed her in a moustache... but then I've kissed Mary Ann WEILAND ('63) in a moustache without the jammies... no I mean she wasn't wearing jammies... no wait... ah crap... so maybe that doesn't count... I dote on this babe to the extent that I even gave her a wonderfully beautiful umbrella at Pook's ('63 RIP) memorial that she has been trying to get rid of ever since but just like that "song" the "Thing" by Phil Harris (that they play endlessly on '50s on 5 and why I have no clue... get outa here with that boom boom boom) nobody will take it... So there are several Bombers who I put on my cheat sheet with just a little reminder instead of full name and class year... the Ever Young and Lovely is one of those... in this case I just put an "N" and a very small "n" at that... well, I was so busy trying to remember the year of the Arlene's "crash" and Barronelle METCALF's ('62) maiden name that I didn't even notice the little "n" on the cheat sheet... now to be perfectly honest, I did check before I went to the coast to make sure I could do the post for the Ever Young and Lovely when I returned... I confirmed I could... I even called Kippy Lou ('62) on her special day knowing she never uses email and doesn't read the Sandstorm so it isn't that I wasn't aware... I was just in Richland back in '63 or so... and almost failed to return like the time traveler in the series 12 Monkeys... ah geez this is not helping very much... all I can say is Nancy WICK ('65) I was very much aware of your birthday and just screwed up!!!!! For the next five years at Christmas, when we do the grab bag, even if I pull out a solid gold diamond ring, you can snatch it away even if it isn't your turn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love and kisses! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82) Re: Bomber Websites [that are on TRIPOD} I tried to make an update to the Class of '82 Website (first time in a very long time), and Tripod evidently wants us to migrate everything over to a different area. I can't even access what we have, so wasn't sure how to go about doing this. Are any other class webmasters having this issue? If so, how did you rectify it? -Shannon WEIL Lamarche ('82) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/26/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty McELHANEY ('57) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betsy COFFMAN ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LUKINS ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) Re: Subscription I have enjoyed reading the Sandstorm every morning and have fun about all the memories. But this last fiasco in December did it in for me. So I am going to opt out as Brad UPTON ('74) did. Thank you for all you have done. Take care, -Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: She could'a been a Bomber I get a huge kick out of watching the efforts of today's High School Students and the way that great educators help them to wrap their arms around today's technology. My granddaughter Jessie Wymer is a Freshman at Shorewood High School in Shoreline (Beaulieauville), WA. Jessie has quite a Bomber lineage in her pedigree as her grand parents include Mary WINSTON Wymer ('55), The Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65) and good old jimbeaux ('63). She's passed the Spudnut test more than once and could be "One Fine Bomber" I've shared this video from her High School with several of you, but thought everyone might enjoy the production done in part to show off their new school (thanks Pete for those tax dollars). It was filmed backwards and Jessie shows up in a green tee-shirt about 1:30. Enjoy, -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Thank you thank you for the birthday wishes and a great day it was! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "nice recovery, Rook" Well, I didn't get an email with that subject line so I guess I'm on the hook for a nuther whole year... I kind of stepped in it today with a post on Face Book... I was trying to set forth the law as I believe it to be in a case that involves one of our Bomber-babes and instead invited a heated round of exchanges where Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) actually resorted to calling me a ring tailed tooter... perhaps I'll refrain for a while... I had no intention of creating a situation where people's heart felt beliefs on right and wrong were made the issue as opposed to the way the law is intended to work in such situations... I guess that's why friends, even Bombers should heed the warning don't discuss politics or religion... I will be very careful of using the phrase "lighten up" in the future! On a happier note, there is a great photo making the rounds that should be shared showing Bomber Spirit... I am enclosing a picture taken by Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) of some wonderful Bomber fans... Go Bombers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Steve CARSON ('58), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shannon CRAIG ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RICHARDSON ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick ROBERTS ('49) & Carol TYNER ('52) '59 years in '13 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: David RIVERS ('65) I think you did a good job on Facebook with your entry regarding the law and how it works. Frankly, gotta admit I was very surprised by the "apparent" vehemence (I qualify "apparent" because we sometimes can't know the tone in a written statement) generated by your post. To: Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) Maybe you haven't noticed that the Sandstorm has gone back to its boring self since December? It saddens me to realize that we aren't allowed "thought provoking" entrees. I don't understand why we can't have DISCUSSIONS. Seriously, I'm thinking about opting out for that very reason. Ho hum. [WHY? Because NOBODY wants to EDIT that stuff! Do you? -Maren] -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) On this date, at least one year ago, but maybe further back in history, Dick ROBERTS ('49) and Carol TYNER ('52) got married. They are nice folks, and I wish them all the best, and maybe we can do lunch again when you are in town. There is another remembrance on this date. And, unlike certain younger persons, I rely on more than stickies on the computer screen to keep track of important dates. I must admit that I believe I forget one year, but made my apologies the next day with out committing some grievous "fox pass" and digging the hole deeper. Having said all that; it is now time for the ceremonial tipping of the ol' propeller beanie, a hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer and a rendition of "Hail to the Chief" for Marilyn WORKING ('54). I have been informed that it is now necessary to be bowing as one backs out of her presence. Geez! No one did that when I was president of Club 40, had I only known. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for a sunny but cool week-end. There is supposed to be snow in the mountains down around the 3,000 foot level. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: 2/26/15 Sandstorm Then just opt out quietly. I guess I missed "the mess in December" that outraged you. For me the Sandstorm is a daily pleasure. Totally unique and special and Maren and the subscribers are a source of great memories and sustained values. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Quick trip and fireworks At the last minute Jackie and I decided to go to Winterblast. The pyro version of "Spring Break". We used some mileage for seats on Alaska Air to Las Vegas. I showed my special card (there is a story about the card for later) from Budget and we were off driving to Lake Havasu City. Fortunately some member had room he did not need and we got it. The city was full for several events and there were NO rooms available. A friend of ours is new to the pyro business and after selling his life business he retired to do pyro. So we gathered group of friends and in 2 days started from scratch and set up his display using 500 multi-shot devices. These were single effect devices. That means all of the either 12 or 16 sots in a given device were the same. Normally that would be a bit boring. But not if carefully arranged. After the fireworks each night we spend a couple of hours working on a beer keg and talking fireworks. Monday after the Blast we mashed the throttle and hot footed it to Algodone,s Mexico and made it in time to get measured for new glasses. Thanks to Gus KEENEY ('57) for the kind loan of a bed for the night we were off to pick up the glasses and get back across the border and drive the near 650 miles back to Vegas as we had 7 1/2 hours to get there. The speedo in the car went to 160! Nah... I did not dare to try it. But hiway 95 was deserted, flat and straight. Suffice to say we made it with time to spare. Jackie did not even get nervous. So I will take that as a compliment. Here is the URL to view our blog about the trip. There are pictures of us and others both working and at the Blast. Near the bottom of the page is a place to click on and see the 5 minute display we cobbled together. A friend designed it, but Jackie and I gathered a crew and got it set up and ready to fire. You will see me sitting in a chair as my new knee was not ready yet, and any other position is/was quite painful. But I cannot work pyro and drive taking pain pills. Bomber cheers and Thanks for the room, Gus KEENEY ('57). "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Hey guys, I've been thinking about this for awhile, and I think that I'm going to join Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57) and Brad UPTON ('74), in bailing from the Sandstorm subscription list, but for different reasons. I feel as though what a lot of subscribers want, is to simply relive the "old days", and avoid any subjects that might stimulate thoughts or emotions about stuff that is going on, right now, that have a direct impact on our lives, as they are now. I loved my days, growing up in Richland, and going to school there, but my Life didn't end back then, and going over and over and over those memories is just not what I choose to spend whatever time I have left, doing. I had my second brush with my own mortality last year, and once again it was brought home to me just how valuable our short time here on earth is. . . Motorcycles, music, writing, and now "new" hobby (photography) keep me in the here and now, and I don't want to miss a minute of it; I have already lived the past. Just sayin', and I don't mean to give offense to others who don't feel the same! "Live long and prosper!" :) -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: TBT (Throwback Thursday) from 2/26/15 Tri-City Herald Published originally on February 21, 1965, of the Winter Formal Royalty at Columbia Basin College: Chuck Miles and Paula Jill LYONS ('64), King Jeff BOSTON ('64), Queen Jill LANGE ('64), Alexandra MANOLOPOULOS ('64) and Larry Williamson. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Bombers - Just got this video... pretty amazing... wanted to ask Larry MATTINGLY ('60) if this is for real?? "The Chinese are not only the inventors but still the masters of fireworks: " Click to view [I sent the above link to Larry and he answered. -Maren] This is NOT real. It is high tech, expensive, software designed to simulate display fireworks. It is used to develop choreography programs for displays. There are 3-4 brands of this available, some much more pricey then others. Some is too fancy and far from the real appearance. I have a version of it called Finale in my computer. Current price is over $1000 for all sections. I mostly use it to get the timing right with a music program. When you want a comet to rise with the rise in the music or a shell to open to a word in a song. I recently used it to set the timing of the rise of comets across the sky to a point of music. If you open the Jackie's blog if us at Winterblast there is a place to click on that will open the finale program used to sim the display we set up and fired to music at Winterblast. Hope this answers the question. Dwight can contact me directly if has more questions. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 02/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 14 Bombers sent stuff and Bomber Memorial INFO today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Rex HUNT ('53) Mike CLOWES ('54), Margo COMPTON ('60) Annette HALL ('62), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Donna BOWERS ('63), Donna NELSON ('63) John CAMPBELL ('63), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry GROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon CHAMBERS ('70) - REALLY 2/29 **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) It is indeed too bad to see some folks "unsubscribe" and "let their feet do the talking" with regard to participating in Sandstorm. Right off it needs to be clear that Maren is in no way at fault, and is pretty much caught in the middle. As I understand it, the basic premise for this newsletter is to exchange friendly info between alumni. Any "political" discussions are not allowed, but most anything else is o.k. within the boundaries of normal decorum. Therein lies the "rub". Late last year there were some entries about welfare issues... some folks declared this a political issue, and it surely can be said that there is a political component to this subject. There were some strong statements that one of our readers took very personally. To some extent, the validity of the viewpoint that discussions of welfare issues "politics" is debatable. To me, the issue of welfare is to a large extent a moral issue - so even in that context, there is some disagreement on the definition of "political". Anyhow, some "bad blood" was generated, and the fallout seems to continue. For my part, I prefer to try and live by this old adage: I may disagree with you, but I will defend your right to say what you believe. It seems to me that we should all try a little harder to be less "thin skinned" when we have opposing opinions on issues. One reader recently complained that Sandstorm is becoming a dull and not-too-interesting forum. I rather agree. I tried 2-3 times in the past few months to generate some discussion about the "old days" at Columbia High, and some other discussion about the "modern day" Tri Cities. Scant response happened. I too sometimes tire of seeing just a few folks submitting the "same ole stuff" about birthdays, anniversaries et al... but they are certainly appropriate for this forum, and probably not boring to some folks. So I will continue to read this forum pretty much daily, and try to participate in a wholesome and hopefully interesting way. My hat is off to Maren for keeping her "cool" and keeping this forum alive. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ trying to age gracefully in Richland! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) OK! OK! OK! I get it. I also agree this is no place for politics. This is a place where we call walk barefooted thru memory's passed. get up-dates on current events in our lives and keep in touch with old friends make new friends and generally cast off the pollution of our mundane lives. We can get all the one sided views on news by watching network news. We can get all the hypocrisy we need at church so let's keep this stroll down memory lane mowed, and the flowers in bloom. PS those who opt-out are like a Fox news blurt on something they neither appreciate nor comprehend. Have a nice er what ever! -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ heifer dust capital of the dairy industry Downtown Hanford, CA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, today is the birthday of a younger Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. We've been to several Portland lunches over the years. Always good to see her. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60). It's a funny thing about opinions, just like a certain portion of the anatomy, everyone has one. Once upon a time there was the Sandbox which allowed for such things. When the editor decided he/she had other or better things to do, it expired. As Maren has stated, anyone who wants to edit such a paper is more than welcome to do so. I believe that she may even help in getting the "show on the road". [Yep, that's spot on, Bob!! -Maren] So, fellow Bombers, if you want to do a lot of belly-aching now's the time to step up, take the bull by the horns and do it the Bomber way. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) Re: Thought provoking entries The Sandstorm is not for "thought provoking entries" in my opinion. It is to stay connected to classmates, many of whom you will never see again, remembering childhood and good times. I get up, pour my coffee and pull up the Sandstorm, Sometimes the entries get a little long (no names mentioned "LOL") but I can scroll thru them. You don't have to read every word. Then I finish my coffee and the Sandstorm and go out to face the real world where I can get all the "thought provoking" stuff I will ever need. Thank you Maren for all you do. -Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) Re: Mrs. Huske (RIP) I don't know who all would remember Mrs. Huske. She worked at Jason Lee in the cafeteria in the '50s thru '70s. She was the one who had the bright red hair. She lived behind the 7-11 on Wright Street, on Humphreys. She was a neighborhood fixture. Kept watch and nursed all the kids for blocks around, including myself and my siblings. I grew up (part of growing up) with her son Richard ('61). My sisters with her other sons John ('58-RIP) and Vern ('56). She also has a son Mike ('64). She was red haired almost to the last. I saw her last when her son John passed away, and a few times after that. She never forgot our family. We were all part of her "neighborhood family". I want to tell all the Huske family how much she is remembered and loved. She was a big part of early life. -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Yo, Ed, now is not the time to abandon the Sandstorm ship in exchange for a solitary raft. It's not as you fear, that Sandstorm subscribers want only to relive the old days... we do hear your interest in things that have "a direct impact on our lives, as they are now." And besides, all of us have Winston Churchill to consider. In early 1940 he offered this to the House of Commons: "If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future". So, as for stuff with an "impact" in both the past and "here and now", let us celebrate neighbor Ed back in the eighth grade, for example. On one occasion you came to the busy halls of Chief Jo with a giant purple blotch against your shoulder, giggling in your unique way. Rabbit hunting in the sage brush. Forgot to brace the weapon securely against the bod and the high-impact kick left an impression. And, weren't you also the farsighted one who stepped on a hiding Jackrabbit's tail, such that it jumped right out of its skin? Another memorable impact! The same year, I think, your parents (both excellent nurses) carted you off to have a doctor drill into a boil compressed under your fingernail. The pressure, you bragged, sent a stream clear up to the ceiling, and then there was the scream... It's just impossible to forget the Ed QUIGLEY phenomenon. May you continue. Talk to us. Are you still doing the troll thing living under the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? Tell us a bit more about your current writing and new hobby of photography? Sunsets, birds, flowers, sage brush landscapes? [Well said, Pete. THANKS! -Maren] -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ a few miles north in rainy Shoreline, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Tom Schweich Dear Alumni Sandstorm: Most of you will not understand what the death of our State Auditor has to do with the Alumni Sandstorm. Let me explain. Last night, when I found out this great man (a Rep. running for Governor of Missouri and well liked by both R + D) committed suicide over a whisper campaign by the Chmn. Of the Republican Party in Missouri. Imagine my shock, after telling Mike ('60) last night, I thought it could be that he was really Jewish and not Christian when I read in a Post Dispatch editorial this morning, that, that WAS possibly the reason he took his life. I had not known any of this, as his was always portrayed as a lovely Christian family, but he looked Jewish to me. He was well known for doing an excellent job at whatever he did. One of the signal memories of growing up in Bomberville was an hr. long discussion/argument with a very smart, articulate fellow Bomber, Peter Baugher ('63) over religion when I was a junior in high school. It was my first experience of arguing religion with a Jewish person. I was dyed-in-the-wool Christian, but he was the first person to begin to open my mind. So when we moved to St. Louis and Mike took a job in a Jewish/Christian company, we were to experience something we hadn't before. We developed special bonds to the Jewish faction and I subbed in many Jewish dental offices. I developed a deep respect for how hard they worked, their intelligence, and their acceptance of all kinds of people. Our Jewish friends always had Mike's back at work. You do not forget that... ever. The shock of finding I was right this morning, prompted me to be thankful that I grew up in Richland. To be thankful that we never had knock-down fights over religion while I was growing up in Richland like they did here in St. Louis. The subtleties of race and religion may be lost on those who have never lived outside the PNW, but they are huge elsewhere. The fact that politics can be so mean as to cause a man to take his life because his grandfather was Jewish just upsets me beyond words. We all need to back off, of the cruelty/Untruthfulness that seems to permeate our politics lately. But, I am grateful for the Peter BAUGHERs in our lives who open our hearts and minds to different ways of thinking and I have missed him at our reunions. I am grateful and wish I had told him how much I think deep discussions are healthy for thinking and changing our world for the better. -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ where we have snow on the ground, it's so cold and all I want to do is walk on a warm beach right now **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Maren, YAAAY for you! thank you thank you thank you!!!!! Guess we're kinda like the Thanksgiving family around the dinner table....!! Or, the Sandstorm is like a newspaper... people can subscribe or not. -Donna NELSON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Not Opting Out To my fellow alums thinking about opting out of the Sandstorm: It is a rare thing to belong to any group without some disagreements. Regardless of what groups we join, there will always be differences among members. However, we are all RHS alums and have unique memories. I have actually gotten closer to some fellow Bombers over the years. It is great when Bombers lend their support when we face challenges such as family health issues, as an example. In short, stay the course, not because we all think the same, but because of that bond that you will not likely find anywhere else. Thanks again to Maren for herding the cats. I don't always read each entry, just as I don't always look at old photos of my kids. It is nice to have them when you feel in the mood. -John CAMPBELL (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: I guess I just don't understand Why is it that some people will say how much they have enjoyed reading the Sandstorm for many years, but one little thing comes along they don't agree with and they fold their tent. They seem to be saying that 99.9% is great, but that 0.1% is a deal breaker. That is like if I went to the car dealer, they offered me a brand new Cadillac for $500 and I say, "Nah, I don't like it that they took the ducks off the shield." (emblem) How does one get through life without coming in contact with people they disagree with? I am a pretty easy-going guy, I don't go out looking for a fight, but I have run into people I disagree with in school, military, church, work, whatever, and I expect some day I will be buried near someone I could not agree with on the color of an orange. To: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) You said your new hobby is photography. I have been interested in photography since Jr. High and even have an enlarger and other dark room equipment I will probably never use again. I just recently dug through boxes and boxes of old pictures, scanned them and put together a slide show for my mother-in-law's 100th birthday party with pictures of her in her christening dress up to one taken the day before on her actual 100th B-Day. It was shown on a digital picture frame and on a TV in two different rooms at niece's house where the Saturday party was, and on a projector at church for the Sunday party. Most photography we do is so we can remember the moment, or to share the moment with others. I had a Canon FT SLR for many years and could do all sorts of things with it. I recently acquired a Nikon D3100 which is far superior to my 10 year old Fuji digital camera. Now the camera will do all sorts of things, but I need to hire a Jr. High kid to come along with me to show me how to use it. Mostly I just leave it on automatic and hope for the best so far. I find it interesting you ended your post with "Live long and prosper!" then within hours I hear breaking news that the actor famous for saying those words has died. Maybe you really are in the future. To: Maren ('63 & '64) Keep up the good work, Maren! -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Well, at least we still have a free and unregulated internet... er... wait a minute! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Not sure I understand why some are deciding to "opt out" of the Sandstorm... my understanding of the reason for the Sandstorm was to discuss our memories of Richland and/or Col-Hi and reconnect with old friends, who we may not have "found" any other way. I realize that some of us enjoy a "good" debate, but the Sandstorm was never intended for a political forum... we had the Sandbox for that and we also have other venues for those discussions... Face Book is one that comes to mind. *grin* I don't write in all that often... don't always have something I think others would be interested in reading, but I LOVE reading the entries... will admit, even though I probably shouldn't, that there are some that I skip over, as the content isn't something that interests me, but for the most part, I read every entry. I just hope Maren never "tires" of her duties, as I would miss the Sandstorm if it were to disappear. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ we are supposed to be getting another storm that is brining rain and snow to Kuna/Meridian/Boise, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee got it... WE are the Bombers, Mighty mighty Bombers, everywhere we gooooooo people wanna knoooooooooow who we are so we tell them......... So I'm sittin here eating my Peeney buster n Cocoanut oil sammy (don't ga till ya tried it... if E (not e, Ellen ('63) could eat peeney buster and Banana I can do my thing too)... and I'm thinkin I musta made a big mistook when I read a couple a entries inna Sandstorm on the 27th... nope... two a my good buds have left the Sandstorm acuz our beeeeeaaaaaatiful, sexy, cool, HARD WORKING Editor in Bomber-babe has requested that we refrain on the more provocative subjects in our posts, for good reason... sometimes we forget ourselves and can get downright nasty and disagreeable. I remember well when the Sandbox was invented... it was getting worse than a bar fight between a buncha squids and the Few and the Proud... notta pretty sight... it got damned ugly... worse than ugly... now the Editor in Bomber-babe didn't sign on to do two Sandstorms a day... We are the ONLY people I know of (tho I do not doubt that the other two secret cities may have something similar) to have a daily Alumni paper where we Bombers can keep in touch... it is about the coolest thing I've ever heard of and I'm not all that easily entertained... I am the first to admit that there are kids out there from my class and likely others who consider me a perfect A-hole. I'm not perfect nor am I always right... in fact, every single day after saying my prayers and meditations... I mean right after, I catch myself taking the tooter far too seriously... I gotta think... If my little feelings are hurt, what in MY behavior is wrong. I don't wanna see ANY Bomber leave this forum because of something that was said. I especially don't wanna see anyone leave because we can't get down and dirty... we got lotsa places to do that... we don't have to agree alla time... but here, we need to be civil and if that means we can't say everything on our minds sometimes I can certainly live with that... we learn through disagreement... and for that let's go outside this lil gem of ours... My daughter's restaurant gotta 100% bill of health from the health department the other day... she said "Dad, we can't be perfect, how do we improve if we are perfect?"... I'm thirty years older than she is and I'd never heard it put so well. The other Day, Betsy FOX ('63) put her position to a question I posited in a FaceBook post about as eloquently as I've ever read... but if I hadn't read it, I'd have missed all of the points she made... right forum... right place for us to argue... When I saw that "Em" ('52) and my ol' friend Q ('62) were dropping out from "boredom" I took it seriously... I mean I met Em quite a while back and found her to be just lovely... Q is the first Kadlec baby in history... man we don't need to lose people like that and we shouldn't... we shouldn't lose anyone because it's too nasty or too boring... it's a great means of staying in touch... .Well, that's how I feel anyway... We are the Bombers, Dang it! Oh yeah... it occurred to me that I forgot to name the four Stars in the photo I sent in my post the other day. Some of you may have never known them and some of you may not have recognized them... so they are: Ray STEIN ('64 number 10 in your b-ball program), Terry DAVIS Knox ('65 number 70 in your football program; he's not a Doctor, but he has played a few on TV), Jim HOUSE ('63 number 32 in your b-ball program) and Dick BOEHNING ('63 number 11 in your football program) . Sorry guys, my mistook! So it's birthday time... I shoulda put these first so you could scroll past but... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lola HEIDLEBAUGH ('60) and Larry GROSS ('65) on your special day, February 28, 2015!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 4 stars at the RHS-v-Mead game: Re: Picture I took from our seats on the north side of the gym: Richland beat Kentridge 78 to 51 this evening [2/27] at Chiawana for a berth to State March 5, 7. On to State, Bombers!!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Politics and Me I may have shared my childhood stories and a bit of my adulthood about living in Richland. Stories after I left. Stories when I came back... and left again. I have never 'relived' my past in here. Have fun trying to do that!! I believe we started out by simply telling short stories of our lives in Richland. People we know/knew. Where we went if we did leave. Our parents, teachers, children, grandchildren. Notable automobiles. Many of us putting our story in here for the many reasons we did with a touch of trust. Opening up at times for vile scrutiny from others when we actually believed we would be treated in an atmosphere of 'confidentiality' due only to the fact we are all Bombers. Be careful with what you assume. The brotherhood and sisterhood. Love. Prayer. Happy Birthday. So many good things have by far outweighed the bad. The details of an individual's history of Richland before the bomb(s) and since. An ongoing story and I still enjoy reading them. The old Col-Hi and Richland High School still exists in our hearts, minds and today. They are one in the same. I have heard FEW stories from the alumni from the years 1980 to today. I have read many from the 1930s to 1979 and there are many that still have not penned their thoughts for whatever reason. I am waiting to hear from the 1980 to 2014 grads. I want to hear about their keggers, where they had them... is it still possible to have them... and etc., etc. etc., etc. Those who believe the '30s through the '70s is the story of Bomberville is sadly mistaken. Anyone who wants to use this site for their propaganda constructs and governmental 'truth' is a long way off the Alumni Sandstorm trail. Use your local newspaper to spew your political views. Make your own website for the like-minded. I do not even care what your political view is. Wrong place. I can read about politics online every second of the day until I drop dead. I vote. I have little use of ever hearing anyone's political views in here because it causes me PTSD. If Maren allowed it, I would leave. I'm sure nobody would even notice I was gone because there is only going to be about ten to twenty of you left in the Alumni Sandstorm attempting to put your ball in the other's court with your political views. Haters are going to hate. Politics almost got me killed in 1968 when I was 18 years old and killed several Marines I actually liked. I think of those Marines on an almost daily basis. Like when I wake up every morning and ask myself, "You still here?" I am an eighth generation American. My family has been shot up on many occasions because of Republicans, Democrats and other political fanfare. I could go on and on and on, and sometimes do, about it. And to think that my decision to join the Marine Corps as my father did before WWII so not to be drafted into the Army... that I could have been a Canadian divorce lawyer... therefore, I repeat, my take on your all knowing, skewed, fanatical political views is to take them elsewhere. I won't even say good-bye. Heed the words of Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) - 27/Feb/2015 post. Thank you, Maren, for keeping the AS real and as clean as you have accomplished with a few bumps along the way. How you do it is a mystery for myself. I have too much anger and a low tolerance for a lot of reasons that I have yet dealt with. Probably the reason I live alone. -Rick MADDY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Ed SHANE ('51wb-RIP) Viewing Einan's at Sunset 2/28/15 - 5pm to 7pm Memorial Service Events Sunset Sunday, March 1st at 2pm followed by a grave side burial service at Sunset Gardens. Reception w/light food and beverage will be held at the Kennewick Church of the Nazarene, 2402 S. Union St. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` January, 2015 ~ March, 2015