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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 ~ 03/01/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Shannon CRAIG ('50), Dave RHODES ('52wb) Curt DONAHUE ('53), Ann BISHOP ('56) Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Duane LEE ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), Deedee WILLOX ('64) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" BOYLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie BURKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna DURBIN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HAMMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia INGHRAM ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheri LUKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana SHIPMAN ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) Thanks so much, Maren. So glad you were interested in looking up my little brother and talking to me. I thought that was what this sandstorm was all about... and am glad for it. I don't know what anyone has a problem with... guess I missed that one. -Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave RHODES ('52wb) Hi Maren I am sorry that people have become so narrow minded that if people write things they disagree with they are dropping out. I often times have read articles that I did not agree with, but I also believe that those persons had the right to their own opinions. I recently paid my next years dues and I intend to continue as long as I am still alive. My good friend and classmate Dick WIGHT ('52) and I do not always agree on things,but by golly we are still friends and I hope that we always will be. I only attended Col Hi from 1948 until we moved away in June of 1950. My happiest and most fun times were when I lived here. I was one of the so-called trailer trash from North Richland. Our fathers were heavy construction workers and as their jobs were finished we moved on. My next stop was a little railroad town (Wishram) where my stepfather took a permanent job with the SP&S Ry Co. The school there was so bad that I was sent to Stevenson, WA to live with my Grandparents. I worked there all the summer of 1950 as a section hand. One month after school started my Grandfather was transferred and I lived with a family where I was treated very well. I need to backtrack a little bit. You see I had been nearly beaten to death by my stepmother, so I came to Richland to live with my mom and Stepfather as a ward of the court with the stipulation that I had to live with a family member. I finished my junior year at SHS (Stevenson High School) and my sister accidentally told my Stepmother I was living with a Foster family, and the court sent me to Renton to live with her and my Dad. The day I graduated I left them and went my own way. This is probably not very interesting unless you had the same experiences. I am proud to say that I am a Bomber. GO BOMBERS. -Dave RHODES ('52wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Biggest Giant, Cliff Thompson Some days ago I wrote about this over 8-foot man, Cliff Thompson, being at the "Y" Grocery Store when I worked there. He was selling replicas of his wedding ring for fifty cents and I bought one, but have lost it in the many moves. If you bought one of them, he gave you a little booklet that told all about him. That I still have. I felt like a really small child working around him all day that day he was there. About two years later, while I was going to school in Portland, OR, I saw him drive by in a 1948 Dodge Coupe. It looked like he was sitting in the back seat, his seat was so far back. It was specially modified for him. Maren found the following - everything that's in the little booklet - on the internet: Thanks Maren for all you do!! -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco where the sun is shining brightly **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) I guess I'll throw in my "opinion" of the latest events. I agree with most of the others that the AS is NOT the place for true political discussions. Some of the entries are "boring", but most are not. I didn't have the advantage of growing up in Richland. I tell folks I grew up "everywhere west of the Mississippi" and that is mostly true. When I was 5, I'd had a birthday in 5 different states. Col Hi is the ONLY school that I spent more than a few months in and that was for 2 years and 9 weeks! I went to as high as 5 schools in one year, from the ArkLaTex to several schools in Washington. My mother was rather strict, so I wasn't allowed to go to the "hang outs" enjoyed by the rest of you. Because of that, I never had any long time close friends. You are all so blessed. So, that being said, why is there so much hostility among us? No two of us are always in total agreement... not even among CLOSE friends or family. Why can't we just get along and tolerate/embrace our differences, grow from them and enjoy the things we do agree on and the great, funny and sad memories we each have? I don't personally know 99% of you... just 2 or 3, but through the AS, I have become familiar with a lot of you and prayed for all who asked for prayer. I guess I'm kin to what is called a 'prayer warrior' in my Christian circles. I find most of the entries informative, entertaining, funny (i.e. 'tooter') and sometimes sad. Those I have no interest in, I just scroll through. No biggie. I, for another, am sticking with the AS. Thanks Maren for your mighty efforts. O.K., so I'm off my mini soapbox! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: Subscription. . . Wow; seems as though I unintentionally tweaked a couple of people, but I'm happy to see that it inspired a few entries! Let me set a couple of things straight: 1. I DO appreciate all of Maren's hard work, and have told her so. I helped set up a free, Mac-specific, free help website, along with 16 other people from all over the world, back in... immmm... 2003(?); it took us about 8 months to get it up and running, and for the next 7 years, I spent 2-4 hours a day doing what Maren does. At the end of the 7 years, after a year of dealing with the back-biting and political intrigue that erupted amongst the administrators, I bailed. I'm happy to say that continues on, to this day, but without my help. So, yes, I know well how much work she puts into it, and how much time it takes out of her life. 2. My decision to suspend my subscription has absolutely nothing to do with be offended with anything that anyone has said (I firmly believe that being offended by someone is a matter of choice!), so it's not a matter of "taking my ball and going home", nor have I been bored with the Sandstorm. As a matter of fact, I have found myself, in the last 24 hours, questioning my decision, because I too, have made a couple of friends that, was I not a subscriber, would not have. I miss Pappy's entries (what a great imagination!), enjoy Larry MATTINGLY's ('60) entries (man, I wish I could play with fireworks that big, and get paid for it!), and many others' who keep us up to date on what's going on in their lives, so, who knows, I may change my mind and be back, but I'm glad that with that last entry, I sparked some more activity here! :) -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Re: Bomber Hoops Decades ago there was a fan at the Bomber basketball games who would stand up just before the tipoff and in a big, booming voice would proclaim "Gooooo Yeeeee Bombers". This would be followed by a loud cheer from the raucous Bomber student section. He was great. There is a guy who is doing it now also. I don't know if he is a relative of the original "crier" or just a loyal fan carrying on the tradition but it is a welcome part of each game. Richland put on a real clinic in the second half of their game with Kentridge tonight [2/27]. The Chiawana gym was packed! Landon Radliff, the team spark plug, pumped in 28 points. Re: New 12 Plex They are building a 12 plex theater in "Richland" since we haven't had one since the Uptown was shut down. The theater will be located across the Yakima on the border of West Richland but still technically in an expanding Richland. There was yet another move to change the name of West Richland to Enterprise but was shot down because it would be cost prohibitive. Re: Hanford High Our grandsons attend Hanford High. It is a great school and they have a lot of team spirit. It just always seems strange to me to attend their sporting events when they play their big 4A cross town RIVAL Bombers. Re: Spudnuts Had to stand in line outside the Spudnut shop today for 10 minutes just to get in the door but the wait was worth it. Hope that place never shuts down or goes hi-tech. Re: Original '63er Last but not least, a big shout out for Maren and the job she is doing every day. Thank you from all of us. She really can't help being such an over achiever since she is claimed by one of the best classes ('63) to ever come out of Bomberville. Keep up the terrific job Maren. We appreciate you. -Duane LEE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Hats off to Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) for defining the proper nature of the Alumni Sandstorm in yesterday's edition. She nailed it. Sheesh, as if there were not enough other venues on the internet for "thoughtful discussions". The problem with those is that they seldom stay "thoughtful" for very long. Sooner rather than later, in today's polarized society they degenerate into name calling, religious and political posturing, vituperation, and hate speech. There's already too much of that on facebook, which is why I seldom look at it anymore. Too hazardous for my blood pressure. I'm sure that isn't what facebook's founder intended. It has taken me a long time to realize how unique we boomer Bombers, who are the most frequent contributors to this venue, were and are. Not to brag, please don't misunderstand. But we really did grow up in Norman Rockwell's America, a place where you didn't need to lock your door when you went out on the town (we didn't), crime and homelessness were virtually nonexistent, and the schools were excellent. Perhaps the reason the boomer reunions are so successful is that for so many of us, our classmates are like an extended family. Why? Because most of our parents worked for the same employer, employment was stable, and so many of us went through school together from kindergarten through high school. It took me years to realize that you don't get that in other towns. I'd hate to see anything introduced into this forum that would drive a wedge between Bombers. I like the Sandstorm just as it is. Maren's done an incredible job of balancing all this over the years, and were it not for her, would the Alumni Sandstorm even exist? Let's keep it as it is, a refuge from controversial topics, where classmates can stay connected over the years, and talk about shared experiences and common memories growing up in a town like no other. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Opting Out Maren makes a good point: who wants to deal with the political stuff?! I'm as political as anyone else, but the place for airing my views is NOT the Alumni Sandstorm. We did have a "Sandbox" where we could write anything we wanted, but no one wanted to edit or handle it, so it died. If any of you "opting out" people want to take it on, do so, and quit complaining about what ISN'T in the Sandstorm as opposed to what IS there. I don't mean this to sound mean or nasty, but the Alumni Sandstorm has been operating for many years, and I appreciate Maren's efforts on our behalf. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where the days are warmer, but the nights still nippy. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Herding cats Hi Maren, THANKS for all you do. John C. said it right, "herding cats". Says it all. Great cats, and they are our cats. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) WOW, so the Auditor of Missouri supposedly committed suicide and his being accused of being Jewish may have affected his political ambitions? And he "looked Jewish"? That's pretty interesting. And our family moved to Richland in 1954. As one of a very few Jewish families in town we knew the other Jewish families very well. If the Baugher family was Jewish I never knew about it. It's not impossible, but I am surprised to learn that. [and I had no idea the Franco family was Jewish till recent years of this Alumni Sandstorm... never knew it when your dad removed my appendix. -Maren] As far as political issues being surfaced here: I kind of like that this forum is relatively politics free. I read newspapers, watch news, read online journalism, follow financial issues, education issues and POLITICS is everywhere. I find that politics is not only everywhere but it often seems to carry a complete lack of civility. I welcome this forum being as free as possible of that discourse. After all, there is no lack of other sites and venues for any and all political discussion. Hope to see a few Bombers in Tacoma next week for some hoops -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62), Lynn JOHNSON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOLDEN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ADKINS ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Hoorah! Lively Sandstorm yesterday... I enjoyed it all. But I do suppose interest in the site will slowly fade away, since the "younger folk" who graduated after the 1970s rarely participate. I don't think it is a fault of the forum, but more of the communications technology of the time... all the internet- connected ways to rapidly communicate are more attractive to the younger folks... our "kids" and grandkids are all over Facebook and similar mediums... I subscribe to other online and printed stuff such as the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Assn. Nice magazine and online version, but the younger officers (the last 25-30 years) don't opt in to a significant degree... and the ranks of the older graduating classes are thinning.... Oh, well...dinosaurs like me will hang in awhile longer..... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ hanging on in Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) No precedent breaking item to report, and hardly even controversial. The time is right to celebrate the birthday of a Bomber Babe and a Bomber. Now, I'm not going to say this is a May-December thing because I don't think they even know each other. For starters, she is a fellow classmate and he is a guy I met though Club 40. One thing you should know about her is that we went to school together, but not in the same classes. Didn't see her again until R2K. Following that, she did show up for subsequent reunions and occasional Club 40 Annual Meetings. Now we will tip the ol' propeller beanie and quite possibly shout our a "Happy Birthday!" for both Debbie HOLDEN ('54) and John ADKINS ('62). "Live long and prosper." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are back to sunny days and cool nights and not much snow in the mountains. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I love the Alumni Sandstorm. I don't think I've ever deleted one of them. Even though I just skim some of the birthday and anniversary greetings (unless it's one I sent, or for one of my friends), I do look at every one. I enjoy connecting with friends and acquaintances I haven't seen in decades (until the 50 year Class of '62 reunion). I've also made some new friends through the newsletter. I wish I'd discovered Sandstorm earlier than I did. I would like to have reconnected with my high school girlfriend Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP), but she passed away in 1998 and I wasn't introduced to Alumni Sandstorm until 2000. Therefore, I'm requesting assistance of any of you, especially class of '63, who knew her if you would let me know how she fared her senior year and beyond, after her mother parted us. I've learned a bit about her adult life, but I'd like to know more about what happened her last year at Col-Hi. Thank you, Maren. You are greatly appreciated. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the temperatures are in the low 60s this week. Brrrrrrrrr. Can't wait for our pool to warm up **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Re: Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) comments about Peter BAUGHER ('63) 2/28/15 Alumni Sandstorm I remember Peter as a very intelligent and thoughtful person, interested in a great variety of topics. Once at Col-Hi he, Dianne KORNBERG ('63) and I were discussing religion, and he made the statement he believed that people had created God and religion because "they felt a need for them." I don't say this to start a flame war on religion, but to illustrate that he was a thoughtful person. Perhaps in his conversation with Donna he was being rhetorical, or playing devil's advocate? -Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: they just keep a comin Well there's one thing fer sher bout Bombers... long as we keeps breathin' we keeps havin birthdays so let's keep breathin out there gang... today's Bomber has provided us with tons of music and pictures over the years to keep us rockin and to keep our memories green about good times at Col-hi reunions... hope it's not rainin up a storm there as it is here so he can go out and play... at least till the street lights come on! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John ADKINS ('62) on your special day, March 2, 2015!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Thanks to the many alum who have defended this wonderful daily walk through childhood and nostalgia. I agree with several other people... I am a political junkie and have my very own soap box. This is the one place where I can read about what went on, be reminded of gentler times and smile at the success of our crowd. I'll save my politics for other, more caustic sites. Thanks, Mate, for keeping a lid on things and for the work you do! -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Helen CROSS ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HODGSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique MANGOLD ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven PIIPPO ('09) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor HAY ('09) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Aloha! I doubt if the Sandstorm will slowly fade away as some of us old geezers are good for another ten years or so. In the meantime, let's keep it light and fluffy. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday late to John ADKINS ('62) who has done a lot to keep our class alive!! And a very late Happy Birthday to Kippy Lou BRINKMAN ('62) (sorry I don't remember your married name, Kippy). While I was I. Florida earlier this month I saw a "blast from the past"... when I was visiting Joy Hendrix Wilson (NAB) who I had met in Richland in '63 after I returned from being an exchange student Joy showed me an autographed copy of your album "An Evening with Kippy Lou" with a very young smiling Kippy (with your harp) on the cover. My husband and I had visited you once at the Dome of the Sea I think it was called, so I had seen you perform there, and I was so proud to know you. A Happy Memory. I hope Ed QUIGLEY ('62) comes back to the Sandstorm, as I'll never forget when he wrote in years ago that he was sitting in his island yard watching whales go by, and I wondered why I had ever let my husband talk me out of going to Seattle with Boeing for his job, because as much as I loved California there is no whale watching around Sacramento, and whale watching is even less possible in Cincinnati!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we had about 6" of snow on Saturday night; church was cancelled, but our roads are clear, so I've got to get to the store 12 miles away from this dear little town to buy some "greens". **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Lynn JOHNSON Andrews ('63) Your comment on the thoughtful nature of Peter BAUGHER ('63) could actually start a "flame war on religion." To help deflect such theater on these pages, here's another recollection of neighbor Peter from down the street (Howell Street in the north end). Peter was one bright and thoughtful guy, with a ready smile, usually in a necktie. My most relevant recollection is his presence at a Christmas break party (1964 or so) in one of those large "S" houses on Harris Street facing the River. The place was crowded, and in the kitchen BAUGHER was cogitating aloud to his listeners as he glanced at the spice cabinet: "People say everything is 'relative'...but relative to What? Nutmeg?" Now that is a thought provoking question. As to whether or not it is man who invents God, to satisfy a need, this inverted notion has not played well under regimes set up by the devotees of Karl Marx--who famously said that "religion is the opiate of the masses," and then further announced on who does what: that "this question is forbidden to Socialist Man". Forbidden? . . . food for thought, today. The above comments are about a neighbor and about recent history (not religion as such). BAUGHER was the talk of the neighborhood as very well read in philosophy well before he got out of high school. Does anybody know where BAUGHER is now? I have long wondered about his career decisions and later whereabouts. In the 1980s I saw a name identical to his in a book review journal ("the University Bookman") but could not verify whether this was our Peter Baugher. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Basketball State Tournament ~ 3/2/15 Tri-City Herald "The fifth-ranked Richland Bomber boys basketball team (19-4) and the mid-Columbia Conference champion, will open against Columbia Basin Big Nine champion Yakima Davis Pirates (19-4) at 10:30 am Thursday at the 4A WIAA state tournament at the Tacoma Dome. The Pirates are a familiar foe not only because the two teams were rivals in the Big Nine and CBBN but also because they faced each other in the season opener, an 81-74 Richland home win." GO BOMBERS!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Earl BENNETT ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Mike FRANCO ('70) Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth PATTY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BISHOP ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WINGFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DEVINE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad UPTON ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich FLEMING ('73wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Peter BAUGHER ('63) One of my favorite memories of Peter was from third-year French class when we were sophomores. A number of us had first-year French in eighth grade at Chief Jo: All but me had committed to five years of foreign language by graduation, which was the requirement to get a language class in eighth grade at the time; I was there because my first choice elective, "General language," and the alternative/second choice "Latin," were full and the registrar moved me into French without asking - giving me one of the defining opportunities of my life to study under Mrs. Sonja Harmon (RIP) I wound up taking five years anyway, three of French and two of Russian (again from Mrs. Harmon). When I dropped in on the '61 class reunion to chat with Dave STEIN ('61) while attending the R2K+1 all-years gathering, my wife needed the restroom, so I showed her where it was. When she came out, she was amazed that I was among a half-dozen-plus of Sonja's former students, singing Russian folk songs she had taught us almost forty years before. Many of us kept in touch with her for the rest of her life, she was that influential, and her daughter Sandy (Sasha) ('62) wrote personal letters to us when she died, thanking us. Backtracking off the rabbit trail, we took second-year French in ninth grade, while Peter took his first year that same year, then he took intensive second-year French at (I think) the University of Chicago during the summer. He joined us for our third year of French as sophomores with Mrs. Compton. She was such a bad teacher that I was told some parents of students that year ensured the school board did not renew her contract. By the end of the year, Peter was so advanced beyond most of us that he actually took on some of the teaching, and did it well. The one good thing Mrs. Compton did was to include in the curriculum Le Petit Prince, d'Antoine de Saint-Exupry ("s'il te plait, dessine moi un mouton;" "c'est trs estrange, le pays des larmes"). Another memory is the nearly monotonous start to the roll call during most of my Chief Jo core classes most years: "ANDERSON (Paul); ARMSTRONG (Phil); BAUGHER (Peter); BENNETT (me)"... Regards, ecb3 - from a 100-year record cold winter in central Virginia, where last week's snow is hanging on stubbornly as we sigh at a predicted new accumulation tonight of 1-3 inches, while being reminded to "spring forward" this Sunday. Check out a concept new to me this week, but intuitively sensible: "Meteorological spring". -Earl BENNETT ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What's this cold stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dang... this winter crap is really getting in my way... There's dandruff all around Vegas and rain inna middle... not just rain... freezing rain... yuk... my daughter and I have a fun contest going on between us... each gift giving event we try and find a new "I love you more" item... after the last one I gave her (I think I gave her two that time) I figured I was waaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead... today she joined the delinquents for lunch and gave me a late V-day card... she also gave me a sweet ring (she had it on a chain thinking I would prefer that)... it was the same ring I gave her last time... only hers said "I love you MOST"... uh oh... the hunt is on... So today we gots us a couple a dudes celebrating... well one isn't with us but I can see him now guzzling Pepsi's with Pook ('63-RIP), Freddie ('63-RIP), Ralph ('63-RIP), Dick ('63-RIP), Shelley ('63-RIP), Chuck ('63-RIP) and a ton a other guys and Bomber-babes... Now yer gonna say "what was he thinking?"... but this guy was a long time bud and mentor of sorts... he was the one who helped me decide to join the Marine Corps... as he put it "at least you'll know your body will come back"... I remember 4 of us had these really cool Pendleton jackets without lapels... the b-day guy hadda red one, his brother Gary ('64) hadda green one, I hadda green one and Terry DAVIS ('65) hadda black one... ahhhhhhh the good ol' dayz.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry WEBB ('63-RIP) and Brad UPTON ('74) on your special day, March 4, 2015!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Hanford tour registration starts March 9 ~ 3/3/15 TCH "Registration begins at 9 am March 9 for Hanford tours this year with initially a choice of two tours. Visitors can choose between a tour focused on Hanford environmental cleanup, which includes a look inside B Reactor, or a more in-depth tour of B Reactor, which will include a drive past pre-World War II sites on the nuclear reservation. In April, registration will start for a third tour to be offered for the first time this year. It will focus on the sites where settlers lived before they were forced to give up their farms, homes and businesses for the secret Manhattan Project to produce plutonium in WW II." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Every time I read reference to Karl Marx I smile remembering Fire sign Theater, a VERY politically incorrect comedy group that put out some outrageous albums in the '60s.. One of the album covers titled "All Hail Lennon and Marx". Of course underneath that title was pictured John Lennon and Groucho Marx. Anyone remember those albums? -Mike FRANCO ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Re: Peter BAUGHER ('63) Didn't know Peter BAUGHER but grew up with his younger brother Paul ('72). Paul is a big mountaineering guide, and ran Crystal Mountain's ski patrol for a long time -- he may still. Paul's also an avalanche expert; he even gets to set off charges to create avalanches, improving safety around the ski areas. -Mike DALEN ('72) ~ in snowy Huntsville, AL ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Bill SCOTT ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat O'BRYAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: June PERKINS ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Before the day gets away, and they always somehow manage to do so, I'd best get this taken care of. For those of you who not fond of the "old and boring", sorry about that. Today he celebrates yet another birthday. Not going to elaborate on how old he is, but in 1953 he was the King of the Prom. He got promoted the following school year to Student Body President. He also did a few other things which may or may not be reported in Jim WATTS' ('54) "tell all" book. On that note, it is time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and give a "Happy Birthday!" shout to Pat O'BRYAN ('54) on the auspicious occasion of it. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where lawn mowing season is under way. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, March 7 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Peter BAUGHER ('63) I have one memory of Peter from Chief Jo. Must have been in a class with him. One day he blurted out, "How do you know this (life) isn't all a dream, and you're actually a butterfly? " Pretty heady stuff for a 14-year old. His intellect seemed far ahead of his classmates. To: Mike FRANCO ('70) I do remember Firesign Theatre tho I never heard but a bit of one album. Also remember a Frank Zappa poster titled "Phi Zappa Krappa" with Zappa on the john, a poster of Marx (Groucho) and Lennon (John) on the wall behind him. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 4A State Hoops ~ Richland v Davis ~ 3/4/15 TCH "When the sixth-ranked Davis Pirates (19-4) face the fifth-ranked Richland Bombers (19-4) at the boys Class 4A state basketball quarterfinals at 10:30 AM Thursday at the Tacoma Dome, it will be the 131st meeting between the two schools since 1958. The teams have combined for 53 state tournament appearances (40 by Richland) and five state championships ? the last by Davis in 2012. Plenty of talented players will take the floor, including Mid-Columbia Conference player of the year Steven Beo and Columbia Basin Big Nine player of the year Nikhil Lizotte. Those two will be surrounded by a cast of al-league players ? Carson Miller and Landon Radliff of Richland; Max Jones, Nick Navarro and Tyezaeh Bales-Walker of Davis." If the Bombers win this Thursday game [today], they will then advance to the 3:45 PM semi-final game on Friday where they would meet the winner of the Kentwood-Woodinville game. If the Bombers win again on Friday, they will then play at 9 PM on Saturday for the State Championship . You will be able to listen to games on the radio at KONA 610AM or at on the internet. The State Championship game will be taped and shown on TV on Sunday. Re: Passing of Nedra D. Dawson, mother of Gail DAWSON Howe ('66) Our prayers are with Gail and her family in the passing of her mother, Nedra Dawson, on February 28. Read the obituary and sign the guest book. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dave HANTHORN ('63), Rosann BENEDICT ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Diane & Sue HALE ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray WELLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne GODWIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TUNNELL ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Re: Bomber basketball - State Tournament 2015 Richland Bombers - 54 ..... Davis Pirates - 59 The Bombers looked like they were sleep-walking for most of the game. They were missing both layups and 3 point shots and most everything in between. They had Davis in foul trouble throughout the game, but couldn't take advantage because of poor free throw shooting. Their team defense was almost non-existent, allowing Davis to drive the lane for easy layups time after time. The Bomber's shot selection was terrible. They were taking wild shots and shots under heavy pressure on possessions where they needed to be looking for a clean, open shot. And they were turning the ball over way too much. They were down by ten going into the fourth quarter, and things didn't look good. But then, for a stretch of two or three minutes on the game clock, they started playing like we expect Bombers to play. They started finding some open looks at the basket and knocking down a couple of three pointers, they played some great defense and got a couple of turnovers and all of a sudden they had tied the game up, and the Bomber crowd was going crazy. Sad to say, that was the end of the line. After that little burst, they fell back to all the same bad problems they had shown all the rest of the game and ended up losing by that five point margin. I hate to say it, but to be truthful, the Bombers didn't look like a well-coached, disciplined team. They just didn't look ready to play at a State Tournament level. Too bad, I really thought this was going to be their year to go all the way. Bombers will now have to win two games in a row just to finish in fourth place. Hope they can do it. -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ disappointed here in Mercer Island on an otherwise beautiful day. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosann BENEDICT ('63) To: Mike FRANCO ('70) A while back I attended one of Prof David Domke's notable (in Seattle) lecture series, and a friend told me she'd have me meet someone I most likely knew. Sitting in Kane 130 at UDub, there was Mike FRANCO ('70). We had fun reminiscing about many of people we knew, especially those stalwarts of the Jewish community in the Fifties and Sixties. One of the most famous of course was Larry CORYELL ('61), my estimable campaign manager when I ran for ASB office and formidable editor of the Sandstorm. Also Larry was a state champion high jumper. Incidentally, he was also a pretty good guitarist. And there was Howard KIRZ (60-RIP) who was ASB President and later Group Health's Chief of Medical Staff. Howard left us way too soon. No where did Peter BAUGHER's ('63) name come up. I met Peter the same year Dianne KORNBERG ('63), Lynn JOHNSON ('63) and I were in "The Diary of Anne Frank", a production of the Richland Players in the old Village Theater [on GWWay] in 1959. Even though all three of them were Warriors, we were friends before we made our way to Col-Hi. Dianne was "Ann", Lynn was the production's prompter, and Peter was their friend. Over the years I have known Peter I have never heard him refer to a Jewish background. And he's just as intelligent, thoughtful and interesting--or more so--than he was over fifty years ago. As for people who "look like they're a Jew"-- well, I guess I do. Some time ago, when "In the Beginning" quilt store here in Seattle was still a going concern, Laurie Schifrin (published quilt designer) asked me to applique a menorah and a dreidel. She said "You're Jewish, aren't you?". I said, "Not that I know of, but I might be. Who knows what the ancestors in Spain were up to--they could have been converses.". She said, "You look exactly like a Jewish woman I know in NYC.". And I told her that probably sealed the deal! That was quite a bit different than saying that I looked like a Jew. Right, Mike? -Rosann BENEDICT ('63) ~ Seattle where we're having cherry blossoms and tulips very early. Sadly, the snow pack is just about non-existent. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 3/7 Ceremonial Start - Anchorage 3/9 Official reSTART - Fairbanks The 2015 route is 979 miles. The traditional Southern Route (odd years) is 998 miles The traditional Northern Route (even years) is 975 miles 78 Mushers drew for starting positions on 3/5... Starting positions of some I'm watching: Berrington, Anna/Bib #39 Berrington, Kristy/Bib #11 Burmeister, Aaron/Bib #39 Buser, Martin/Bib #04 Buser, Rohn/Bib #31 Gebhart, Paul/Bib #28 Janssen, Scott/Bib #20 Jonrowe, Dee Dee/Bib #29 King, Jeff/Bib #59 Lanier, Jim/Bib #13 Mackey, Jason/Bib #72 Mackey, Lance/Bib #30 Moore, Allen/Bib #57 Seavey, Dallas/Bib #11 Seavey, Mitch/Bib #18 Zirkle, Aliy/Bib #32 Bomber Cheers and Peace -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 29 at 2am - Brrrrrrr **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber-babes rule Well, 2015 is already into March... how does that happen????? Here we are, right where we were last year but with a different year... ya know... I mean if I blink I'll be saying that this year is gone and we are next year where we were this year... wooooooooo weeeeeeeee... well I sure hope our B-day Bomber-babe has a great day and enjoys it cuz it's almost next year... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) on your special day, March 6, 2015 (that's this year.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Larry PEALE ('57wb-RIP) Hillcrest Guest Book and obit A memorial service will be held at the Rattlesnake Mountain Shooting Association, Trapshooting Range located at 98204 Highway 225 on Saturday, March 7, at 3pm. Re: RHS vs Davis State Basketball State Basketball Quarter Final Tough game for Richland who lost 59 - 54 to the Davis Pirates Thursday morning. It was uncharacteristic for Richland who only shot 13 of 28 from the free-throw line for 46%, with 29% from the floor. Landon Radliff had 19 points, Steven Beo had 13, Chad Miller with 9, Jeff Ostler with 7 and Carson Miller with 6. Richland now will play Friday morning at 9 AM against Kentwood in the consolation bracket for 4th or 6th place. Davis will play Woodinville who beat Kentwood 58 - 57 at 3:45 PM Friday. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ann BISHOP ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), Dave HANTHORN ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Gary SCHAUER ('84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray FISHER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod JOCHEN ('80) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Boy did I blow it! Didn't look at my sources right. There were three (count 'em 3) Bomber birthdays yesterday [3/6] that I should have noted. Guess the rush into March took my mind off it; either that or the fact that I have to mow the lawn. At any rate, here's a belated tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for two Bomber Babes and a guy from The Class of '54: Diane and Sue HALE and Ray WELLS. Sorry to be late guys. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the daffodils are still in bloom with tulips and iris working at getting there. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: You said "Woooooooooo Weeeeeeeeee!" [Thought] you said Soooooooooo Weeeeeeeeee! [and wondered if] you are a 'Hog' fan (Arkansas Razorbacks)?????? -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Rosann BENEDICT ('63) Rosann, All these years I thought you were catholic!! I don't think I really understood where or what all the different religions stood for back in high school!! Bomber Cheers!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ rom a sunny but below freezing for a few more days they tell us, INDIANA!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Richland Bombers - 59 ..... Kentwood Conquerors - 73 Very disappointing as the Bombers are eliminated from the State Tournament with two straight losses. I have no comments about this game because I did not see it. -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site TODAY (3/7) Ceremonial Start - Anchorage 10am (AK time) MONDAY (3/9) Official reSTART - Fairbanks One Bomber point out that I had the same bib number for two mushers... OOPS Anna Berrington/Bib #39 Aaron Burmeister/Bib #60 Bomber Cheers and Peace -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies March Lunch WHEN: Friday, March 13, 2015 TIME: 12:00--2:00 PM WHERE: Rosy's Diner & Ice Cream Parlor, 404 Bradley, Richland The March "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be held Friday, March 13th, at Rosy's Diner and Ice Cream Parlor in Richland -- just south of the Hampton Inn. If you're a Lady Bomber from the Columbia High School Class of 1965, mark your calendar and plan on joining us! If you've never been to one of our lunches -- or it's been a while since you did -- we'd love to see you and get reacquainted! If you have any questions, contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS vs Kentwood State Basketball Tournament It sounded like it was going to be a good game with Richland leading 14 to 1 at the end of the 1st quarter. Unfortunately they were not able to maintain that lead and were eliminated from the tournament after losing 73 to 59. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we are enjoying 60 weather in the daytime. Remember to spring forward Sunday morning. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gary SCHAUER ('84) Hello, Maren. Thank you for all you've done over the years with keeping the Sandstorm going. I'm sure it's a labor of love for you, but I hope know how many alumni appreciate your efforts, day after day after day. With that said, I think it's finally time for me to cancel my subscription. I've hung on many years longer than I thought I would and with VERY few postings by anyone graduating after 1972, I simply can't relate to most of the memories shared by alumni from the '50s and '60s. In fact, there are probably more obituary notices from people around my class than postings, so I've gotten to the point where I'm only opening the Sandstorm to see if anyone around my class year passed away (sad truth) or see how the sports teams are doing. As someone mentioned a few weeks ago, my generation and younger is keeping in touch using more social media options, like Facebook. If there is one thing I've always admired about the Sandstorm contributors, it's the amazing school spirit my fellow alumni have and how proud that makes me to be a Bomber. I should be paid up through December. Please keep that payment as a donation. Thanks again for keeping it going. Take care, -Gary SCHAUER ('84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/15 ~ SPRING FORWARD at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Rosann BENEDICT ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ssan ANDERSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eddy CHARETTE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcus REILLY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHEPARD ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rosann BENEDICT ('63) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I was indeed raised very Roman Catholic. Who knows what my real ethnic background is? That's what I meant about the Spanish ancestors maybe being "conversos". Those were the Jews in 1492 who were forced to convert when Ferdinand and Isabella kicked all the others out of Spain. -Rosann BENEDICT ('63) ~ from still sunny Seattle **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 78 teams (mushers and sleds) with 16 dogs/team = 178 dogs!!! 25 women mushers. 20 Rookies 58 veterans (includes 6 past Champions) They hadda truck snow i for the ceremonial start in Anchorage, but all teams left Anchorage on schedule. They will be in the same order for the official reSTART when they depart Fairbanks tomorrow (3/9). I heard MANY mushers today saying that they are excited to see the NEW trail out of Fairbanks. 17 check points - each with a veterinarian to check EVERY dog. How far will Martin Buser go before his first real rest? I'm watching: 03 Buser, Martin CHAMP/Bib #04 - 4 time champ 10 Berrington, Kristy vet/Bib #11 12 Lanier, Jim vet/Bib #13 - more than 1 have won wearing #13 17 Seavey, Mitch CHAMP/Bib #18 - 2 time champ - 55 years old 19 Janssen, Scott vet/Bib #20 - Mshing Mortitian 26 Fiedler, Linwood vet/Bib #27 27 Gebhart, Paul vet/Bib #28 28 Jonrowe, DeeDee vet/Bib #29 29 Mackey, Lance CHAMP/Bib #30 - 4-in-a-row Champ 32 Buser, Rohn vet/Bib #31 31 Zirkle, Aliy vet/Bib #32 - 2nd in '14, '13, & '12 38 Berrington, Anna vet/Bib #39 45 Seavey, Dallas CHAMP/Bib #46 - 2 time champ 56 Moore, Allen vet/Bib #57 58 King, Jeff CHAMP/Bib #59 - 4 time champ 59 Burmeister, Aaron vet/Bib #60 - running w/knee brace 71 Mackey, Jason vet/Bib #72 I wonder - where is 5-time Champ Rick Swenson, Jake Berkowitz, the two Smyth brothers (Cim and Raymie), and Jamaican Newton Marshall (saw him at the starting line w/several teams in 2015), Bomber Cheers and Peace -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 53 at 12:30am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Dear hearts and gentile people I love those dear hearts and gentle people, who live in my home town... korse I also love Rock n Roll Music, Bomber-babes and Hot rods...guess one a them is kinda redundant but Bomber-babes always rule... today we gots a couple a them kids from my home town... this is kind of an interesting day as the dude shares his class status with the Bomber b-day babe and the Tooter... now ya gotta be pretty darned crafty to pull off an act like that but this long time buddy a mine did just that... come to think of it... he was a Senior when his better half was a Sophomore ('69)... looks like Jimbeaux's ('63) trolling classes paid off... I have always wondered why I never knew him before that fateful day we met at my house back when... simple Answer... he didn't live in Richland before that... He rolled up in a black '46 Chevy with that jet black hair with the Buddy Holly curl and a cute babe by his side... I figured him to be about 22 or so... he was checkin' out the green '46/'47 Ford I had parked in the driveway (good reason it was parked... frozed engine AND I was 15)... I wasn't gonna let this used ta be teen- ager get the best of me but he did look kinda intimidating... he also seemed to know what he was talking about and I was dumber than dirt... we each kicked the tires of the "piece a crap" the other guy had and soon a deal was closed with a hand shake... I got me a runnin' Chebby (with forward gears only) and he got a froze up Ford... we parted knowing that we both snookered the other... from that day to the present ain't been nuthin' in this world come between us 'cept miles... we finish every phone conversation with "love you" it's just that way... we've had some fun times over the years... eaten every brand of Strawberry pie in Orange County... almost got 'rested in Hollywood when he decided to re-enact our times in Vietnam... (thankfully he didn't run over any land mines this time)... One a his boys ('08) managed to get Terry DAVIS ('65) on a rollie coaster for the very first time... he's baby sat cars for me in Richland and we've had some good times in Vegas... we even relive the first day we met... right now he's toolin' the Uptown in a little custom Ford he talked me outa... something like 100 major mods on that car... I grabbed George Barris at a show one time and told him I hadda surprise for him... he started combin' his hair and I hadda tell him "not that kind George"... I showed the car to George and he gasped "The San Antonio Rose... ya know I took the pictures of that car for a magazine back in 1958... " I showed him the mag and said "ya mean these pix?"... I'm always glad when his b-day comes around so I can brag on my pal... one a the best guys I've ever known... now the babe ain't no slouch herself... she was best friends with my sweetie my Sr year... and I always enjoy seeing her when we are both in town at the same time... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and Susan SHEPARD ('67) on your special day, March 8, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George HAMMONS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich HUSKE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) '44 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PANTHER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary ROLPH ('66) '48 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JACOBS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet OLSON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ALBAUGH ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra GIANGRANDE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob PEUTZ ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Leonard PETERS & MaryMike HARTNETT ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site I didn't realize the route these teams take right IN Anchorage. They make their way the 11 miles from the start on 4th Street (top/left of the picture) to the Campbell Air Strip (bottom/right of picture): Travel day (Sunday) -- All teams are made their way from Campbell Air Strip to Fairbanks for the official re-START today (3/9) at 10am (AK Time) -- I think. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 61 at 11pm (or so) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: save last year's It has come to my attention I may repeat myself a bit in my HBs... I'm told I posted the same picture last year on Jimmie ADAIR's ('65-'67) b-day... arrrrrrrrrrgh... it ain't that I ain't got fifty some odd more years a stories bout him and many others out there... I did take a 20 year hiatus from Richland after grageashun... well, no, 19 years cuz I did go to the '66 grageashun night party while home on leave... but there's lotsa stories before and after for the tellin'... The statute has run on most of the stuff so I guess it would be OK... dare I risk mentioning that I was madly in love with today's birthday Bomber- babe all thru school and barely spoke two words to her during the whole time? After all these years I have lost most of my "shyness"... but back then there were some girls I just couldn't talk to... I still don't know why... my hands would get shaky and my knees went weak could hardly stand on my own two feet, to coin a phrase... I vividly recall the two opportunities I blew in Jr. High... One was at the Chief Jo Apartments at one of her friends and I just babbled... she was wearing a white t-shirt with a flannel shirt like a jacket over it... the other was on a field trip and she was wearing a fuzzy Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) type sweater... I was sitting directly next to her and Johnny CROWDER ('65-RIP) said something that put an end to my dream... I never even heard what he said... it was a fiasco and I think Johnny and I hadda walk home... thankfully, she remembers none of it... at our 20th, when I saw her I thought I was gonna fall flat on my face... hmmmmm, well, in fact I DID fall flat on my face several times, I'm told... what a dismal drunk I was back then... but for the Grace of God and the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous I still would be... thankfully that was my last drunken "hurrah" in Richland, at least one day atta time... but I have come to terms with missing my chances and we have become dear friends and that includes her great husband... so today instead of wondering what if... I spent the day going thru some boxes in storage and, as usual, found some treasures... I found my autographed vinyl copy of "the Last Waltz", where Martin Scorsese (try and say that ten times inna row) filmed "the Bands" farewell from the Winterland Ballroom with about every living Rock n Roll star available... even Ronnie Hawkins was there... I'd say that must have been interesting to get him to attend as I have heard he never got over the Band's leaving Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks... Ronnie had at least two pretty darned big hits... "Mary Lou" which I added to my post on ML's last b-day and "Forty Days", a cover of Chuck Berry's "30 days"... many confuse him with his cousin Dale, who wrote and made the first version of "Suzie Q"... I watched portions of the film a "few days" back (which probably equates to 1952) and it was so funny to see Robbie and the boyz looking so danged young... but then... I guess we were all much younger once... but there is one babe who has only changed for the better... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pam PANTHER ('65) on your special day, March 9, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49), Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Judy WILLOX ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'MALLEY ('70) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Iditarod It's tough sleddin' when there isn't any snow! -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Re: Col-Hi Class Officer contact request I would like to get in contact with the Richland's Columbia High School Senior Class and Associated Student Body officers for the following years (my apologizes to the women for having only their maiden names): 1966 - Paul WAGGONER, Jim VAN WYKE, Karyn GROB, Ed GRAGERT, John WAGGONER, Doug CONRAD, Julie GUSTAVSON, and Lynn WHEELER ('67); 1967 - Nick THOENNES, Cliff LANE, Joanne BOYD, Daryl JECH, Mike LONERGAN, Paul WELLMAN, Sharon NAPORA, and Jim VOILAND; 1968 - Chris NIKOLA, Gary ELLINGSON, Andi BAYLESS, Don ROKKAN, Bob PAUL, Darlene NAPORA ('69), and Dave BARBER; 1969 - Jay FOSTER, Nancy DAVISON, Tom ALBERT, Mike SWALLOW, Paula CROWNOVER, Anna DURBIN, and Ben JACOBS; 1970 - Loren SHARP, Walter SOBOL, Christine JACOBI, Dale WARDELL, Rob TEATS, Steve TAYLOR, Janice HUTCHISON ('71), and Mark CALLEN; 1971 - Petra ILLIG, Mollie RUTT, Janet GREEN, Jon ANDERSON, Rob JENSEN, William RATHVON, Roberta NEWELL, and Pat INGHRAM ('72). I would also like to get in contact with the Columbia High School Senior Class Council officers and Associated Student Body officers for the year 1972 - Bexa PEUTZ, Kim WELTY, Linda CRANE, Peter BRANDT, Vicki OWENS, Gina WARD, Pete SIKOV, Jennifer MILLER ('73), Peggy HARTNETT, and Terri GEDDE ('73) (again my apologizes for having only the women's maiden names). Please email me at or call me by telephone at (509)420-9237. Thank you. -Ron HOLEMAN ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers No matter when you attended Richland/Col-Hi; or even if you left before graduation, you are welcome! You're invited to join us at the March, 2015 Bomber Lunch! Bring your spouse, classmate, or a friend and join us to celebrate Bomber Pride, friendship and memories. You can even make new friends along the way! March: Happy Saint Patrick's Day: Bring your favorite green leprechaun to lunch with his pot of gold to pay for a green and gold Bomber's lunch. WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2014 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where it seems to be warming up nicely and I hope it stays that way. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn (Classic Class of '61)~ Sailing away on a cruise ship -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Iditarod I'm looking forward to the Iditarod, Too!! I hope to go see it some year!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it is finally above freezing at night!! yea!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Mr. Cool It was 70 years ago today that "Cool" came to walk this earth. He wasn't just "Cool", he was the embodiment of "Cool ". Long before there was an Arthur Fonzarelli, there was Dick PLOWS. He always had "it", what ever "it" was. Taken from us way too early, but we share a cold one pretty often. Share one with Dick tonight, there's a good chance he'll get you in trouble, but he'll always make you smile. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 78 teams left Fairbanks in (bib number order) exactly 2 minutes apart which took 2 hours 49 minutes. Teams make up the difference after they take their mandatory 24 hour rest. In other words, Zoya DeNure wearing Bib number 78 left Fairbanks 2 hours 49 minutes after the first team, so she leaves off her 24-hour rest in exactly 24 hours. bib #79 in 24:02, bib #76 in 24:04, and so on and so on and so on until bib #1 leaves in 26:49 and THAT is when we will be able to tell which team is REALLY in the lead. Right now this means NOTHING but it's stil interesting: OUT OF NANANA (908 MILES TO NOME - 90 miles to Manley) 01 Buser, Martin CHAMP/Bib #04 - 4 time champ 03 Jonrowe, DeeDee vet/Bib #29 04 Zirkle, Aliy vet/Bib #32 - 2nd in '14, '13, & '12 08 Buser, Rohn vet/Bib #31 11 Moore, Allen vet/Bib #57 16 Burmeister, Aaron vet/Bib #60 - running w/knee brace 18 Seavey, Dallas CHAMP/Bib #46 - 2 time champ 30 Baker, John CHAMP/Bib #78 -- still holds the speed record 33 King, Jeff CHAMP/Bib #59 - 4 time champ 34 Leifseth, Joar/Bib #16 IN NANANA (908 MILES TO NOME - 90 miles to Manley) Nanana Pop: 386 - Checkpoint is Nenana railroad depot 38 Berrington, Kristy vet/Bib #11 40 Seavey, Mitch CHAMP/Bib #18 - 2 time champ - 55 years old 14 Janssen, Scott vet/Bib #20 - Mushing Mortician 43 Gebhart, Paul vet/Bib #28 44 Fiedler, Linwood vet/Bib #27 45 Lanier, Jim vet/Bib #13 - more than 1 have won wearing #13 51 Mackey, Lance CHAMP/Bib #30 - 4-in-a-row Champ 57 Berrington, Anna vet/Bib #39 OUT OF FAIRBANKS 968 MILES TO NOME - 60 miles to Nanana) 76 Mackey, Jason vet/Bib #72 Red LANTERN 78 Christian Tuner vet/Bib#79 Bomber Cheers and Peace -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: WIAA 4A Boys State Tournament The Federal Way Eagles beat the Davis Pirates 65 - 46 to win 1st place in the state boys basketball tournament. They had played Davis in the second game of the season and beat them by 45 points. This is the second championship in school history for Federal Way who also won in 2009. They only had one graduating senior from this team which includes Jalen McDaniels who is only a junior and is 6' 9". The team is coached by Jerome Collins. Here were the teams and their final placement: 1st ~ Federal Way 2nd ~ Davis 3rd ~ Union 4th ~ Issaquah 5th ~ Woodinville 6th ~ Kentwood Re: WIAA 4A Girls State Tournament The Gonzaga Prep Bullpups, whose assistant coach is John Stockton, beat the Inglemoor Vikings in triple overtime winning back-to-back championships with a score of 57 - 52. This was the 50th straight win for the Bullpups. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where the high temperature is in the 70s. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) Re: Iditarod restart in Fairbanks Here is the link to a video about Mary Shields of Fairbanks. She was the first woman to complete the Iditarod in 1974 (#23), and she recalls the experience. [VERY COOL... thanks, Gale... loved everything... I stayed there and watched about Susan Butcher (RIP)... her story of the moose stomp and killed 2 of her dogs in 1985... -Maren] My friend, Tracey Porreca, is a pro photographer and I'm sure she has taken amazing photos from today's restart in Fairbanks and beyond. I will pass them along to you as I get them. Re: DeeDee Jonowe -Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Alice HANTHORN ('59) Helen CROSS ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCUE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HERIFORD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy HOLMES ('97) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike AUSTEN ('99) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) Re: first Lady Iditaroder Hi Maren, Thanks for making the 1st lady Ididrod finisher {Mary Shields in 1974] video so easy... She is so right... the important things in your life tend to put the passing of time into perspective. [Can't take credit for the video. It came from a Bomber living in Alaska (I think) who sent the link: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72). I think I stayed on that link for about 2 hours after the initial story about Mary Shields (one of only 2 women that year. -Maren] Thanks for your talent and keeping up on all this computer stuff, so we can all enjoy fond memories and "important" current discussions. -Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday, Diane DAVENPORT ('62) [on 3/10]. Let me know the next time you are planning to go to jolly ole England. As the last time we happened to meet was in London, England in 1996 or 7. I don't mind meeting there. Wish I could make the Bomber St. Patrick's lunch. Sounds like fun!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in rainy Indiana where it's in the high 40s now, but it's suppose to get into the 60s later this week. but it beats ice and snow. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site IN TANANA (752 MILES TO NOME - 119 miles to Ruby) Tanana Pop: 251 1 Martin Buser/#4 - 4 time champ 3 Aliy Zirkle/#32 - 2nd in '14, '13, & '12 4 Aaron Burmeister/#60 - running w/knee brace 5 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 10 Dallas Seavey/#46 - 2 time champ 12 Jeff King/#59 - 4 time champ 13 Mitch Seavey/#18 - 2 time champ - 55 years old OUT OF MANLEY HOT SPGS 20 Kristy Berrington/#11 22 John Baker/#78 - holds the speed record: 8:18:40:39 24 Scott Janssen/#20 - Mushing Mortitian 25 Lance Mackey/#30 - the ONLY 4-in-a-row Champ 28 Paul Gebhart/#28 30 Joar Leifseth/#16 33 Jason Mackey/#72 36 Linwood Fiedler/#27 37 Anna Berrington/#39 39 Allen Moore/#57 44 Jim Lanier/#13 58 Rohn Buser/#31 Red LANTERN 77 Ellen Halverson/#35 DISQUALFIED FROM THE RACE: Brent Sass/Bib#71 - was 5th into Tanana. Disqualified for his iPod touch... No 2-way communications allowed. He used it for music and movies... even gave his phone to his dad before the start of the race and didn't think about the iPod touch... used it during the Yukon Quest (which he won) race where it was allowed. Bomber Cheers. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 65 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Floyd MELTON ('57), Jack GARDINER ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61), Diane DAVENPORT ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RICHARDSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph KEPPEON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie WALSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue BENNETT ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Spudnuts In Richland yesterday to put flowers on my deceased wife, Marlene Joyce Farley ('59-RIP) grave site. She passed on 14 years ago on March 11... and then I got some Spudnuts as a fun treat and on to Edmonds, WA. for my nephew's birthday. Tough and fun times all in one trip. -Floyd MELTON ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) March 12 at 0600 will be my 16th year without a cigarette. I know if I smoked one, I would be smoking again. -Jack GARDINER ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Many thanks for your Birthday wishes, and thanks to David DOUGLAS ('62), too. Helen, I well remember hearing your voice in the dark on the nighttime tour of the Tower of London, and saying, "Is that you, Helen Cross?" I am, in fact, headed to London 4/1-4/21/2015. Looking forward to staying in an Airb&b there in the Bloomsbury area. Plan to see plays, sightsee, and go to as much art as possible. And you, when is your next trip! -Diane DAVENPORT ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Judy WILLOX ('61) Re: Book Signings by Kathi Ellis, wife of Tom ELLIS ('60) Fundraisers for Dustin Cannady 1st LOCATION: Barnes and Noble Booksellers 700 Columbia Ctr Blvd., Kennewick WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2015 TIME: 1pm - 3pm 2nd LOCATION: Hastings Books Music & Videos 1425 GWWay, Richland WHEN: Saturday, March 14, 2015 TIME: 4pm - 7pm "Kathleen Ellis [wife of Tom ELLIS ('60)] will be signing copies of her book "The Darkness Cannot Keep Us - Choosing A Better Tomorrow." Kathleen's compelling story talks about the cellular impacts associated with abuse. She tells her inspiring story of her own journey toward wholeness and victory and provides tips to help others achieve their greatness. 100% of author's proceeds will be donated to the family of Dustin Cannady to help with medical and other expenses. Just for information, this is a fundraiser that Hastings is allowing us to have. They are not sponsoring the event, so 100% of the proceeds will be paid to the author. We will be set up in the Coffee Shop. Because this is not a Hastings sponsored event, the cost of the books will be $8, not $12.99. I just want to make that clear. I appreciate Hastings so much for allowing us to have this fundraiser for Dustin there!" From Kathleen's FB page: "I will be in the Tri-Cities, WA on Saturday, March 14th having two book signings. The first at Barnes and Noble, Columbia Center from 1-3 PM and the second at Hastings in Richland from 4-7 PM. I am donating 100% of my proceeds from the sale of my book, The Darkness Cannot Keep Us - Choosing A Better Tomorrow to little Dustin Cannady and his family to help with medical expenses. Please come out and support him. The family needs as much of our help as possible. You can check out little Dustin's progress at Kathi will be bringing 150 books and would like to be able to sell them all! Can you please help? I can tell you by a personal read that the book is well worth the money she is asking for it, and the money is going for a very worthy cause. This is Kathi's niece's little boy and any and all help and your prayers will be appreciated by Dustins family. So Bombers, let's get roaring with those prayers - we are the mighty Bombers and our prayers do get heard! Thank you so much and Bomber Cheers, -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland where the days are beautiful, the nights are nippy. Typical dessert weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site IN RUBY (633 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Galena) Ruby Pop: 187 - Checkpoint is in the community hall 1 Mitch Seavey/#18 - 2 time champ - 55 years old 2 Dallas Seavey/#46 - 2 time champ 3 Aaron Burmeister/#60 4 Martin Buser/#4 - 4 time champ 5 Aliy Zirkle/#32 - 2nd in '14, '13, & '12 6 Joar Leifseth/#16 OUT OF TANANA (752 MILES TO NOME - 119 miles to Ruby) 12 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 16 Jeff King/#59 - 4 time champ - 59 years old 29 Paul Gebhart/#28 23 Kristy Berrington/#11 26 Anna Berrington/#39 27 Linwood Fiedler/#27 32 Ray Redington, Jr/#34 35 Scott Janssen/#20 36 Allen Moore/#57 44 Jim Lanier/#13 45 Rohn Buser/#31 IN TANANA (752 MILES TO NOME - 119 miles to Ruby) Tanana Pop: 251 66 John Baker/#78 58 Jason Mackey/#72 Red LANTERN 77 Ellen Halverson/#35 IN TANANA 65 Lance Mackey/#30 - ONLY 4-in-a-row Champ - he may be "done"... his hands are giving him problems... can't feel them... can't bend his fingers like he should be able to... trouble getting booties on his dogs. He said it felt like his fingernails were being "pushed off." Frozen hands... lost his mittens... Tearfully he said "I love this sport... I can't do it anymore..." Lance's Swollen Hands in Tanana . Submitted to SS by: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72). Mushers can NOT receive "outside" help, but another musher can help so little brother, Jason Mackey (#72), has chosen to help big brother do things like get booties on his dogs... and use Lancs's knowledge and expert ice to see if they can BOTH get back to the front of the pack before Nome. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Two in one What do you get when you take a Bomber-babe, put her in polaticks, change her name and have her real close to the Reagan library? You get one a my favorite Bomber-babes, a pro tem mayor and a guided tour all in one! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jeanie WALSH ('63) on your special day, March 12, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Marian "Martie" WADE ('57) Helen CROSS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HINKLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole SLEDGE ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Congrats to Jack GARDINER ('61) in staying off cigarettes for 16 years! And, yes, the urge to smoke can linger for many years. I feel an occasional "twinge" even yet, and I stopped smoking in early 1976! I had smoked since high school, was smoking heavily by the time I was 18, and "had the habit" for 24 years. I stopped "cold turkey" once earlier, in the late '60s, but regressed after several months. It is odd, thinking back, on the public attitude toward smoking "back in the day". It was, for us younger guys, a "manly" thing and we were emulating our parents and other adults. Yet we KNEW they weren't good for us. I recall we even called them "coffin nails" and "coughing nails". Too bad we didn't "get smart sooner". So many people had suffered from the results of heavy smoking... cancer, coronary issues, lung problems. Re: 'Nother subject I noticed that Hanford tours for this year just opened up, and I got registered for a B Reactor tour. Also read that later on a new tour will be added to hit some historical points such as the old towns of Hanford and White Swan. Those interested can go to the website Hanford Site for more info. Bomber cheers! -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) To: Jack GARDINER ('61) Congratulations! I said the same thing when I quit smoking on Easter Sunday, 1992: "If I can get thru one day without smoking, I can never touch another cigarette or it will be all over." Anyone who knew me didn't think I would ever quit, least of all me. I had smoked for 40 years. -Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) My next trip will be soon, as my daughter-in-law is expecting our 2nd grandson any day now out in Gardnerville, NV so I will be heading out there soon to enjoy being with my first grand baby, and my almost 11 year old grandson... so I won't be seeing much art, but I love the natural beauty of the area. I miss mountains here in the Midwest, and in Gardnerville you see the backside of the Sierras.... enjoy jolly ole' England for us; we always say we'd love to get back, but haven't worked it into our schedule in ten years now. cheers!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it hasn't yet reached 70 yet, but we are loving the above 32 temperatures! P.S. How is the Smyth Florida reunion? I see it's in the 80s down there. {GREAT, Helen! We're all back to our "homes" now. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site By tomorrow we'll have a better idea of who is in the "real" lead as they begin coming off their mandatory "24" hour rest. The Mackey brothers have both taken their "24" and they are moving right along. Apparently Jason told Lance yesterday that he (Jason) would help his brother, BUT ONLY if Lance planned to go all the say to Nome. Jason said that (of the two of them) Lance KNOWS how to come from behind and win this thing. Brotherly love. "8" = mandatory 8 hour rest all except Aaron, Aliy and Mitch (on "my' list) have taken "24 = mandatory 24 hour rest IN HUSLIA (HOO-slee-uh)(501 MILES TO NOME - 86 miles to Koyukuk) Huslia Pop: 281 - 2015 half way checkpoint 1 Aaron Burmeister/#60 - NOW he will probably rest OUT OF GALENA (583 MILES TO NOME - 82 miles to Huslia - 1/2 way) 2 Dallas Seavey/#46 3 Martin Buser/#4 4 Tommy Waerner(r)/#8 5 Hugh Neff/#24 IN GALENA (583 MILES TO NOME - 82 miles to Huslia) Galena Pop: 527 - Checkpoint the "old" community hall downtown 8 Jeff King/#59 9 Aliy Zirkle/#32 13 Joar Leifseth/#16 16 Paul Gebhart/#28 20 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 23 Ray Redington/#34 28 Anna Berrington/#39 29 Kristy Berrington/#11 33 Linwood Fiedler/#27 OUT OF RUBY (633 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Galena) 37 Scott Janssen/#20 38 Allen Moore/#57 40 Jim Lanier/#13 43 Rohn Buser/#31 44 Mitch Seavey/#18 IN RUBY 46 John Baker/#78 62 Lance Mackey/#30 63 Jason Mackey/#72 Red LANTERN (in Tanana) 75 Ellen Halverson/#35 SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (3) 2. Zoya DeNure/#79 3. Gwen Bogart/#14 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 68 at 1am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jack GARDINER ('61) Congrats on your 16 years of non-smoking. I quit over 38 years ago... times when I'd still like to have a cigarette, but, since none of my kids smoke, I am not around anyone who does, so the temptation isn't there. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ rainy weather in Kuna, ID and temps in the 40s... loving this weather. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: wow OK I know there are birthdays almost every day... but it sure seems like the parents of the class of '63 were busy 71 years ago... here we go another class turning 70... well I dunno bout you, but I still remember my very first mixer when they were Seniors and Tony HARRAH ('65) and I walked into the gym while "Oh Donna" was playing in the back ground... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol SLEDGE ('63) on your special day, March 13, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DVORAK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna ADAMS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SCHULZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia WADE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen PIERCE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HORTON ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLBAUER ('77) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Re: Smoking I was a horrific smoker... got up to 3 packs a day and loved every one of them. In February 1978, I had just returned from taking my 12 year old daughter and 2 of her friends to Disneyland. As we arrived at the home of one of the girls, she got out and told me thank you. She said "Mr. Hunt, I would kiss you, but you smell like an ashtray." I quit smoking that instant. I had a pack in my pocket and a carton in the cupboard. I found that you only have to quit for a few seconds at a time. As the urge to smoke only lasts a few seconds then it passes. Of course it returned shortly but then you just resist for a that few seconds and it carries you to the next time. After 24 hours the length between urges grows. I know I am as hooked to cigarettes today as I was that day. Just like an alcoholic, you are always a smoker you just don't smoke... and now after 37 years I still have an occasional urge. And the whiff of a good cigar is always tantalizing. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ In lovely downtown Hanford, CA where the air can get clogged with heifer dust so that a raunchy cigar would seem a relief. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site OUT OF HUSLIA (HOO-slee-uh)(501 MILES TO NOME - 86 miles to Koyukuk) 1 Aliy Zirkle/#32 2 Mitch Seavey/#18 3 Jeff King/#59 IN HUSLIA ((501 MILES TO NOME - 86 miles to Koyukuk) 4 Aaron Burmeister/#60 5 Dallas Seavey/#46 6 Tommy Waerner(r)/#8 8 Hugh Neff/#24 9 Martin Buser/#4 11 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 OUT OF GALENA (583 MILES TO NOME - 82 miles to Huslia - 1/2 way) 15 John Baker/#78 20 Joar Leifseth/#16 NOTE:Mackey brothers were running #62 & #63 just 24 hours ago 22 Lance Mackey/#30 23 Jason Mackey/#72 24 Paul Gebhart/#28 33 Ray Redington/#34 37 Anna Berrington/#39 41 Kristy Berrington/#11 43 Linwood Fiedler/#27 IN GALENA (583 MILES TO NOME - 82 miles to Huslia) 45 Scott Janssen/#20 46 Allen Moore/#57 48 Jim Lanier/#13 51 Rohn Buser/#31 Red LANTERN (in Ruby) 75 Ellen Halverson/#35 SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (3) 1 Brent Sass/#71 2 Zoya DeNure/#79 3 Gwen Bogart/#14 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 62 at 1am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 100-year-old Richland woman still driving ~ 3/13/15 Tri-City Herald Many of you might remember Clarice Glenn, retired Richland School Teacher. "She taught at Jefferson, Spalding, Sacajawea and Lewis and Clark elementary schools -- retiring in 1978." "She is one of 197 people 100 or older to have an active driver's license in Washington, according to the state Department of Licensing. That includes an uncertain number of licenses issued to people who are no longer driving (or possibly not even alive) because they have military licenses with no expiration date." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/15 ~ BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Leoma COLES ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMITH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry GANZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica AVANT ('95) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave COCHRAN & Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Maren Re: Iditarod I recently read an article about a blind dog helping musher Kelly Maixner. His dog is a 50 lb sled dog named Laura and is mostly blind, but will run any position in the sled race except the lead and helped cross the Iditarod finish line. You may already know about this but I thought it was pretty remarkable, even though he scratched from the competition late in the race. [Had not heard this. Interesting. Kelly is #9 this year and is currently out of Huslia. I'll add him to my list of "watching". -Maren] -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Re: Retirement So today is my first day of retiring again!! I retired 3 years ago after 40 years in retail to my place at the Oregon Coast and found myself working again soon after. I have been doing housekeeping at a resort and really loved it! It has been hard work and it has been taking a toll on my body, and I realizes that I will be 70 this year!!... hard to believe... Now I am going into business with my daughter in Lincoln City, OR and we are starting a clothing resale store. My son thinks I'm nuts, but I enjoy being busy... and excited to be part of this new venture. Maybe I really will retire in a few years, and travel more. Paris is on my bucket list! *LOL* -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Gleneden Beach, OR **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Re: Lance Mackey Update Re: brother Jason Lance is "...cuttin' the cord... he's gotta go... It was an easy decision. He didn't hesitate to change his game plan to try to come help me... he's been a great help bootying... I'm never gonna feel good about this if he could have done better and didn't because of me. He's goin' and I'm stayin' [in Huslia]... Oh, I'll make it [to Nome}... I might be a month behind him, but I'll make it." In Tanana they were #62/#63 In Galena (24 hours later): #22/#23 today out of Huslia (24 hours later): Jason is #24 and Lance is #30 Submitted to SS by: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) Lance video DeeDee video IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet) Kaltag Pop: 234 - Check-in is at Rich Burnham's house, but the official checkpoint and gathering spot is the octagonal log community building about a block away. 1 Aaron Burmeister/#60 OUT OF NULATO (393 MILES TO NOME - 47 miles to Kaltag) 2 Jeff King/#59 3 Dallas Seavey/#46 IN NULATO (393 MILES TO NOME - 47 miles to Kaltag) Nulato Pop: 359 - Checkpoint is the community hall 4 Aliy Zirkle/#32 5 Jessie Royer/#3 OUT OF KOYUKUK (415 MILES TO NOME - 22 miles to Nulalto)5 6 Mitch Seavey/#18 IN KOYUKUK (415 MILES TO NOME - 22 miles to Nulalto) Koyukuk Pop: 98 8 Joar Leifseth/#16 10 Tommy Waerner(r)/#8 12 Hugh Neff/#24 OUT OF HUSLIA (501 MILES TO NOME - 86 miles to Koyukuk) 14 John Baker/#78 15 Kelly Maisner/#9 18 Paul Gebhart/#28 22 Ray Redington/#34 23 Martin Buser/#4 24 Jason Mackey/#72 30 Lance Mackey/#30 32 Linwood Fiedler/#27 36 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 - with some fingers frostbitten 37 Anna Berrington/#39 38 Kristy Berrington/#11 IN HUSLIA ((501 MILES TO NOME - 86 miles to Koyukuk) 44 Allen Moore/#57 47 Scott Janssen/#20 54 Jim Lanier/#13 OUT OF GALENA (583 MILES TO NOME - 82 miles to Huslia - 1/2 way) 58 Rohn Buser/#31 Red LANTERN (still in Ruby) 73 Ellen Halverson/#35 Two more scratched SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (5) 1 Brent Sass/#71 2 Zoya DeNure/#79 3 Gwen Bogart/#14 4 Christine Roalofs/#62 5 Gerald Sousa/#44 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 65 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It's beginning to feel... a lot like summer... yee ha and I'm lovin' it... been wearin' shorts and a t-shirt for the last two days... oh yeah I know it won't last... I think it's spozed ta rain mid-week but I'm enjoyin' it while I can... as I said the other day when I misspelled Carole SLEDGE's ('63) first name, the class a '63 is on a roll... won't be many b-days left if it keeps goin' like this by the time the Class 70th rolls around... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roy BALLARD ('63) and Thea WALLACE ('63-RIP) on your special day, March 15, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: John CAMPBELL ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hazel MORGAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami LYONS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda MILLER ('78) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: EWSU Eastern comes back to beat Montana to go to NCAA. Who'd a thunk the Savages Aka Eagles would go while UW and WSU stay home. I'm sure my room mate Lyman Powell didn't either. -John CAMPBELL ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Thea. WALLACE ('63-RIP) Since Thea and I shared a lot of birthdays. I have to send a heart felt thanks. You were a great friend and I miss being able to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THEA. WALLACE [on 3/15]. You are missed. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Some check points have a mandatory gear check: Huslia and Kaltag (so far). Checking for sleeping bag, snow shoes, cooker, Heat, Vet book. There will also be a bag check at the finish line. I suppose if they don't have everything in their bag, they'd be disqualified??? Re: Lance Mackey Update In Tanana they were #62/#63 In Galena (24 hours later): #22/#23 Out of Huslia (24 hours later): Jason was #24 and Lance was #30 Out of Nualto (24 hours later): Jason was #30 and Lance was #31 OUT OF UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 1 Dallas Seavey/#46 2 Aaron Burmeister/#60 IN UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) Unalakleet Pop 882 - Two well stocked stores, as well as two restaurants along w/limited lodging by advance booking. Checkpoint in front of AC store. 3 Aliy Zirkle/#32 4 Jeff King/#59 OUT OF KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet 5 Jessie Royer/#3 6 Mitch Seavey/#18 7 Joar Leifseth/#16 9 Kelly Maisner/#9 13 Tommy Waerner(r)/#8 14 Hugh Neff/#24 16 John Baker/#78 20 Paul Gebhart/#28 IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet23 23 Ray Redington/#34 24 Martin Buser/#4 OUT OF NULATO (393 MILES TO NOME - 47 miles to Kaltag) 28 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 - with some fingers frostbitten 30 Jason Mackey/#72 31 Lance Mackey/#30 35 Linwood Fiedler/#27 37 Anna Berrington/#39 38 Kristy Berrington/#11 IN KOYUKUK (415 MILES TO NOME - 22 miles to Nulalto)5 45 Allen Moore/#57 OUT OF HUSLIA (501 MILES TO NOME - 86 miles to Koyukuk) 52 Scott Janssen/#20 53 Jim Lanier/#13 56 Rohn Buser/#31 Red LANTERN (Out of Galena) 71 Jan Steeves/#45 two more scratched SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (6) 1 Brent Sass/#71 2 Zoya DeNure/#79 3 Gwen Bogart/#14 4 Christine Roalofs/#62 5 Gerald Sousa/#44 6 Philip Walters/#51 7 Ellen Halverson/#35 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 65 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/15 ~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat BADGER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia LEIBEL ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JACKSON ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LANG ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa LYSHER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Thomas PEASHKA ('68) & Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) And a foine, foine top 'o th' mornin' to yez on this St. Paddy's day. Not only that, it is also the birthday of one Bomber and a trifecta of Bomber Babes. Not too shabby now is it. First off, the Bomber is one of the older crowd, but a neat guy anyway; and that would be Richard ROBERTS ('49) And now, the trio of Bomber Babes, all of whom I went to school with back in the day. One was even in my graduating class. Leading off is Patty BADGER from the class of '53, batting second is Patricia LEIBEL from The Class of '54 and in the clean-up position is Sharon TEMPLEMAN of the class of '55. Not bad at all. I'm only going to say nice things about them because, let's face it, I fear the wrath of their husbands (nice guys one and all). So, here is the ritual tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a very hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer for the above mentioned quartet. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we breathlessly await news from "Musher Central" on either the results of the dog race or whose bracket are they in. Nice to see the Eagles made it to the dance along with Gonzaga. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Re: Lance Mackey Update He and Jason are now out of Kaltag #37 and #38 Re: Berington Twins Pretty as always... said they weren't running together this year, but they sure seem to be... Re: Love on the Iditarod trail... Anna Berington/#39 said she wasn't worried about complications of having a boyfriend (Charley Benja/#35) on the trail. She pointed out that she and Bejna wouldn't be the only couple headed to Nome. They join husband-wife mushers Allen Moore/#57 and three-time runner-up Aliy Zirkle/#32, 2011 champion John Baker/#78 and Katherine Keith/#79 as well as twin sister Kristy Berington/#11 and her boyfriend, Paul Gebhardt/#28. Re: Iditarod Unleashed on TV Iditarod is about to be unleashed! Experience the mushers' race in Iditarod Unleashed, beginning March 19 on The Sportsman Channel. Follow the link to the schedule: In Alaska watch Iditarod Unleashed at Alaska GCI: 306 SD/746 HD Nationally, watch Iditarod Unleashed on these channels. - DirecTV 605 - Dish Network 395 HD - AT&T 1642 HD - Verizon 308 Re: Submitted by: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) (Koyuk pictures) I'm watching: OUT OF KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME - 48 miles to Elim) 1 Dallas Seavey/#46 2 Aaron Burmeister/#60 IN KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME - 48 miles to Elim) Koyuk Pop: 258 - Checkpoint is the City Rec. Center 3 Mitch Seavey/#18 4 Aliy Zirkle/#32 5 Jessie Royer/#3 6 Joar Leifseth/#16 OUT OF SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Koyuk) 7 Jeff King/#59 IN SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Koyuk) Shaktoolik Pop: 199 Checkpoint is at the armory. 13 Paul Gebhart/#28 14 Hugh Neff/#24 15 Kelly Maixner/#9 OUT OF UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 20 John Baker/#78 21 Martin Buser/#4 22 Tommy Waerner(r)/#8 23 Ray Redington/#34 IN UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 28 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 - with some fingers frostbitten OUT OF KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet 32 Linwood Fiedler/#27 33 Anna Berrington/#39 34 Kristy Berrington/#11 37 Lance Mackey/#30 38 Jason Mackey/#72 44 Scott Janssen/#20 IN KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet23 49 Allen Moore/#57 53 Jim Lanier/#13 56 Rohn Buser/#31 Red LANTERN (in Huslia - half way there) 71 Jan Steeves/#45 SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (7) 1 Brent Sass/#71 2 Zoya DeNure/#79 3 Gwen Bogart/#14 4 Christine Roalofs/#62 5 Gerald Sousa/#44 6 Philip Walters/#51 7 Ellen Halverson/#35 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 60 at midnight P.S. Corned Beef and Cabbage will be ready about 5pm... stop on by! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Ladies March Lunch WHEN: Friday, March 20 TIME: NOON WHERE: Isla Bonita Mexican Restaurant, 1524 Jadwin PHONE: 946-3383 Inviting all Ladies from the Class of '66 to our March lunch. If you haven't responded already, please let me know if you will be able to attend by Thursday, March 19, so I will be able to confirm the reservations. Thank you ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very warm Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Rick REED ('49) Carol TYNER ('52) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BRADY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Rick REED ('49) To: Dick ROBERTS ('49) Well, well, well. Happy Birthday, Dick. I'm not too far from being there myself. I heard somewhere that Old Bombers never die they just loose their hair. (Or was it golf balls). From the very Bald, Rick -Rick REED ('49) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) Re: Richard ROBERTS' Birthday [on 3/17] Well, I wished him a happy birthday this morning and he is really looking good for an old '49er. No special plans but a great dinner of corned beef and cabbage with friends and be very glad that we are "somewhere" together on his special day. -Carol TYNER Roberts ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site The winning musher is expected to cross under the burled arch in Nome, AK around 4am, March 18 (AKDT) -- which is 7am (CDT). I'll be watching... The Alumni Sandstorm will be published at the "normal time".... Re: Dallas Seavey and Jeff King talk about the 2014 finish (17:15) Submitted by: Gale WALDKOETTER Skaugstad ('72) Re: Jeff King charged by "rabid giant spotted seal" I'm watching: OUT OF WHITE MOUNTAIN (77 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Safety) 1 Dallas Seavey/#46 IN WHITE MOUNTAIN (77 MILES TO NOME - 55 miles to Safety) White Mt. Pop: 209 - Checkpoint is in the community hall bldg. up the hill from the store ~ Some street names in White Mt.: High School Rd, Cemetery Rd runs into Parsonage St turns into Church Rd. The obligatory Main St. turns into Healthy Blvd turns into, Elementary School Rd runs into Elementary Bend, Airport Rd, Store Rd. and Post Office Rd MANDATORY 8 HOUR REST REQUIRED IN WHITE MOUNTAIN. 2 Mitch Seavey/#18 3 Aaron Burmeister/#60 4 Jessie Royer/#3 5 Aliy Zirkle/#32 OUT OF ELIM (123 MILES TO NOME - 46 miles to White Mountain) 6 Joar Leifseth/#16 7 Jeff King/#59 IN ELIM (123 MILES TO NOME - 46 miles to White Mountain) Elim Pop: 281 - Checkpoint is usually at the fire hall 12 Paul Gebhart/#28 13 Kelly Maixner/#9 OUT OF KOYUK (171 MILES TO NOME - 48 miles to Elim) 15 Hugh Neff/#24 18 Ray Redington/#34 19 Martin Buser/#4 21 John Baker/#78 29 Tommy Waerner(r)/#8 OUT OF SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Koyuk) 29 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 31 Kristy Berrington/#11 32 Anna Berrington/#39 IN SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME - 50 miles to Koyuk) 34 Linwood Fiedler/#27 40 Scott Janssen/#20 OUT OF UNALAKLEET (261 MILES TO NOME - 40 miles to Shaktoolik) 41 Jason Mackey/#72 42 Lance Mackey/#30 OUT OF KALTAG (346 MILES TO NOME - 85 miles to Unalakleet 43 Allen Moore/#57 52 Jim Lanier/#13 54 Rohn Buser/#31 Red LANTERN (out of Koyuk) 69 Cindy Abbott/#10 2 more scratched SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (9) 1 Brent Sass/#71 2 Zoya DeNure/#79 3 Gwen Bogart/#14 4 Christine Roalofs/#62 5 Gerald Sousa/#44 6 Philip Walters/#51 7 Ellen Halverson/#35 8 Jan Steeves/#45 9 Katheryne Keith/#74 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 73 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don PANTHER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl RAEKES ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Birthday happy belated birthday to Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55), on your very special day [3/17]... I'm sure big Jim took you to some special place... maybe not... did he remember, Sharon? We are now in Monroe, so working our way to Richland... I'm sending this from the library, since my brother-in-law has no computer... off to Wenatchee on Sunday to see brother Tom's ('53-RIP) wife Darlene CARD McKeown ('54), and then on to Bomberville, where the Chubb Clubb will be meeting on Tuesday... looking forward to seeing old friends and increasing, big time, the BS level. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site FINISHED 01 Dallas Seavey CHAMP/bib#46 w/10 dogs in 8:18:13:06 02 Mitch Seavey CHAMP/bib#18 03 Aaron Burmeister vet/bib#63 04 Aliy Zirkle vet/bib#32 05 Joar Leifseth Ulso vet/bib#16 06 Jeff King CHAMP/bib#59 06 Wade Marrs vet/bib#65 07 Ken Anderson vet/bib#36 OUT OF SAFETY (22 MILES TO NOME) 12 Paul Gebhart/#28 OUT OF or IN WHITE MOUNTAIN (77 MILES TO NOME) 14 Kelly Maixner/#9 16 Ray Redington/#34 17 Hugh Neff/#24 18 Tommy Waerner(r)/#8 19 John Baker/#78 MANDATORY 8 HOUR REST REQUIRED IN WHITE MT. 23 Martin Buser/#4 OUT OF or IN ELIM (123 MILES TO NOME) 28 Anna Berrington/#39 29 Kristy Berrington/#11 30 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 IN SHAKTOOLIK (221 MILES TO NOME) 36 Linwood Fiedler/#27 40 Scott Janssen/#20 41 Jason Mackey/#72 42 Lance Mackey/#30 43 Allen Moore/#57 49 Rohn Buser/#31 Red LANTERN (out of Kaltag - 346 miles to nome) 68 Cindy Abbott/#10 another 1 scratched SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (9) 10 Jim Lanier/#13 9 Katherine Keith/#74 8 Jan Steeves/#45 7 Ellen Halverson/#35 6 Philip Walters/#51 5 Gerald Sousa/#44 4 Christine Roalofs/#62 3 Gwen Bogart/#14 2 Zoya DeNure/#79 1 Brent Sass/#71 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 72 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOT Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: LeeRoy PARCHEN (59-RIP) from the Einan's website: "A viewing will be held on Friday March 20th from 5pm to 7pm at Einan's at Sunset Funeral Home (915 Bypass Hwy., Richland). A graveside service will be held at the Resthaven Cemetery (700 Williams Blvd., Richland) on Saturday March 21st at 12 p.m. A celebration of ... life will immediately follow the graveside back at the Einan's at Sunset Chapel from 1-4pm" ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Yvonne LING ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah COLLINS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna FAULKNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri DAUGHERTY ('67) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site A little more than half the teams have crossed the finish line. The rest are still out on the trail. Re: Iditarod - 2008 stories on YouTube Re: Nome Finish Line - Live Cam TOP 7 FINISHED 01 Dallas Seavey 3x CHAMP/bib#46 w/10 dogs 02 Mitch Seavey 2x CHAMP/bib#18 w/10 dogs 03 Aaron Burmeister vet/bib#63 w/9 dogs 04 Jessie Royer vet/bib#3 w/12 dogs 05 Aliy Zirkle vet/bib#32 w/13 dogs 06 Joar Leifseth Ulso vet/bib#16 w/8 dogs 07 Jeff King 4x CHAMP/bib#59 w/13 dogs Red LANTERN (out of Unalakleet ~ 261 miles to Nome 66 Cindy Abbott/#10 2 more scratched SCRATCHED/DISQUALIFIED (9) 12 Bryan Bearss/#18 11 Scott Janssen/#20 10 Jim Lanier/#13 9 Katherine Keith/#74 8 Jan Steeves/#45 7 Ellen Halverson/#35 6 Philip Walters/#51 5 Gerald Sousa/#44 4 Christine Roalofs/#62 3 Gwen Bogart/#14 2 Zoya DeNure/#79 1 Brent Sass/#71 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 70 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Seattle Times 3/18/15 "With his late father, Rich O'MALLEY ('76-RIP) in mind, Shawn O'Malley (Southridge graduate) hopes for big- league chance with M's" "PEORIA, Ariz. - The only person who might have wanted Shawn O'Malley to someday wear a Mariners uniform more than Shawn O'Malley was his father, Rich. "He was a huge Mariners fan," says O'Malley, a utility infielder and non-roster invitee to the team's major- league camp. "He'd been a Mariners fan through thick and thin. He was at the game when Edgar (Martinez) hit the double (to win the 1995 ALDS against the Yankees). So it's really cool now that I'm here.' "O'Malley only wishes his father was, as well. Rich O'MALLEY, a former star football player at Richland High School who raised his family in Kennewick, died of a heart attack in July 2013 at age 55." Re TCH picture of Shawn -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Yvonne LING Deshayes ('75) Re: '75 in '15 ~ 40 year Reunion - Facebook page DATES: July 17 & 18, 2015 Friday Events: 8:30 am Golf Event at Horn Rapids Golf Course 6:00 pm Social at Shilo Inn Saturday Events: 9:00 am Possible Tour of RHS 6:30 pm Social, Dinner, Program & Entertainment at Shilo Inn Comedian Brad UPTON ('74) will be our entertainment Please share this information with all your classmates and check out the Facebook page. -Yvonne LING Deshayes ('75) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45), Barb ISAKSON ('58) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gini MILLER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGREGOR ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji BREWDER ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Birthdays A very belated birthday Irish, too, TO Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) and Richard ROBERTS ('49). GA BRAGH Plus this guy Steven Geo must be up there with the vry best of our bb scorers. hello Gene, Ray and Mike. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45/70 yrs young this spring) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58) Update Well Jerry made it back to the Tri-Cities! His address is: Squires Residence 6127 W. Victoria Ave. Kennewick, WA 99336 Classmates Barbara HORTON Pieterson (found him) Barbara I. Rau rec'd the information and put it on the Sandstorm. -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site About 35 still on the trail... will give complete report when the Red Lantern is extinguished. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 71 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Spalding Pals Having Terry DAVIS ('65) staying over on Birch has been a boon to me this last few months... I get the scoop as it occurs... He let me know in an email that came after I logged off on the evening of 3/19 to let me know that my Spalding "BFF", Craig DAVIS ('65), was going in to Kadlec on the morning of 3/20 to have a triple by-pass... so natch I immediately gotta hold of our friendly Nurse, Ceci BENNETT ('65) to get a room number etc. for Craig... she sent it right back and I've called a few times but no answer so far... Spoze they want him to rest up and stuff... now ta get the picture, ya gotta know the history between us... we weren't just best pals, we were inseparable... If I gotta skinny white belt, Craig got a skinny white belt, If Craig wore his collar up, I wore mine up (and we did)... I wuz gonna send the 5th grade picture with this, but Craig is absent from the pic... I remember us having matching kinda nylon shirts with silver thread running thru the shirts so they shimmered like something Elvis would wear (they also itched like crazy)... we had white bucks and the whole 9 yards... in 5th grade our teacher used to hit us with a rubber hose... the same teacher used to come over to my house and cry on my mother's shoulder... the teacher was deaf as a poker and could never really tell who was causing the problems (what difference did it make... every kid in the class was a died-in-the-wool "hood")... I told my mom and she simply said if she got it wrong on one day it should count for the day before when I got away with whatever I happened to do... not what I wanted to hear... soooooo, we went to Craig's mom and told her my mom was going to the principal, would she do the same... she was glad to oblige and the rubber hose was removed from our teacher's possession... naturally the teacher told my mom and there was hell to pay when I got home that afternoon... I could go on and on about the things Craig and I did in those Spalding days, but you get the picture... by calling Craig to mind, I don't mean to omit the other life long friends from Spalding... they know who they are... but if any of them is about to have heart surgery just lemme know and I'll tell stories on you too... Craig is in room 317 so if ya getta chance to go by... tell him I'm thinking of him and I really did call!!!!!!!! GET WELL SOON, CRAIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Class of '65 reunion Anyone from the Class of '65 - celebrating its 50th anniversary in August - who wants to go on our B-Reactor tour on Saturday, August 22 must register with Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger. There will be 1 bus leaving at 7:45 AM returning at 12:15 and 1 bus leaving at 10:45 AM returning at 3:15. Contact Patti by email or phone. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: NCAA Tournament Congratulations to the Gonzaga Bulldogs who won their first game against North Dakota State by a score of 86 - 76 in Seattle. Gonzaga now will play Iowa on Sunday at 4:10 pm PDT. Go Zags!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luana IVERS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike RICE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie CRIGLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordie McMASTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet ELL ('72) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Bombers and their lives One of the things missing from ALUMNI SANDSTORM recently seems to be entries on what folks are doing these days, or at times in the past. Over the years I've enjoyed picking up bits of info on Bombers and where life has taken them. The diversity in our lives is quite striking and sure interesting - at least to me. One of our alumni runs a successful fireworks display company - can't recall his name now [That would be Larry MATTINGLY ('60)]. Dick MEYER ('51) became a USAF general, and Rod LINKOUS ('53) also. Brad UPTON ('74) remains a successful standup comic. Dick COATES ('52-RIP) and Kay MITCHELL Coates ('52) operated a spiritual retreat center. George BRUNSTAD ('52) was an airline pilot, and also a master swimmer who swam the English channel. Verne VanDUSEN ('52) was a long haul truck driver. And so on... quite a diversity! I'd like to urge fellow bombers to share some of their life experiences, travels, occupations etc. Life often goes different ways... I'll share a little of my own. While in high school, I thought perhaps I'd become an electrical engineer or a "gentleman farmer", not sure which. And as a CAP cadet I figured I'd do my military service in the Air Force. Learned to fly while in high school. Nothing worked out that way. On an adolescent whim, along with a friend, I enlisted in the Coast Guard at age 17, left Col-Hi on Jan 2, 1952... got my diploma in the mail perhaps 2 years later. (Maybe I belong to Class of '54 in stead of '52?) Served 5 1/2 years as an enlisted man (radio operator and electronics tech) - attended OCS in '57. Attend various schools including a 2-year electronics technology school. Served on 8 ships including a polar icebreaker, was executive officer of 2 and commanding officer of 2. Travels and assignments took me to Boston, New York, Connecticut, Puerto Rico, Florida, Spain (and visits to Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Morocco), various places in California, Oregon, Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, Hawaii and Japan. Served a total of 32 years and retired as a captain (O-6) (same as a colonel for you non- nautical folks). It was a great career. After retiring my wife Ruth and I settled in Port Angeles, WA and for ten years did mostly volunteer community service work... United Way, YMCA board, Kiwanis, city planning commission and 4 years as an elected city councilman. Ruth helped me in some of these endeavors and was a volunteer administrator and fundraiser for Hospice. It was a rewarding time. When we could, we RVd and have owned a trailer since 1981 or so. We are on trailer #9, I think! We've hit every state in the U.S. and many of the Canadian provinces. Built a house on Chinook Pass (40 mi west of Yakima) and lived "in the woods" for 8 years. Moved to a little Arkansas Ozarks community 14 mi.south of Branson, MO and lived there 6 years. Spent 2 years "on the road" RVing, and then settled back in Richland this past October, nearly 63 years after I left. Between us we have 2 sons and a daughter, a "passle" of grandkids and a growing number of great grand kids. It has been "quite a ride"! So what kind of life experiences have some of you other Bombers had, old timers like me and some of you "younger folk"? -Dick WIGHT ('52) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Picture of Dallas Seavey, 2015 Winner There's still 10 teams on the trail... maybe they'll all make it to Nome tomorrow. Re: Trail Markers Officials use snow machines to stick lath trail markers in the snow for the mushers along the route... this year there were 13,500 lath trail markers along the trail. Re: How Nome was named Have you heard the story about how Nome was named? A cartographer made a note on a naval map "? Name" and then a person that read his notation thought he wrote "C. Nome." Thus Nome become Nome. Re: Mackey brothers race down Front St. in Nome to the finish line \. Re: Scott Janssen scratched at Koyuk and tells how Lance Mackey saved his [Scott's] dog team . Re: Found on Scott's Facebook page: "A volunteer from Koyuk, Leonie B-T, took a great photo of Lance Mackey mushing Scott's team into Koyuk after [Scott] was rescued by snow machine." Re: Red Lantern Award from website "During the days of Alaska sled dog freighting and mail carrying, dog drivers relied on a series of roadhouses between their village destinations. Since these mushers ventured out in most all kinds of weather, for safety reasons they found the idea that pilots rely on, known today as the flight plan. Word was relayed ahead that a musher and team were on the trail, and a kerosene lamp was lit and hung outside the roadhouse. It not only helped the dog driver find his destination at night, but more importantly, it signified that a team or teams were somewhere out on the trail. The lamp was not extinguished until the musher safely reached his destination. In keeping with that tradition, the Iditarod Trail Committee will light a "Widow's Lamp" at 10:00am, on the first Sunday [Monday in 2015] in March, in Nome at the trail's end. This lamp, which will be attached to the Burled Arch, our official finish line, will remain lit as long as there are mushers on the trail competing in the race. When the last musher crosses the finish line, officials will extinguish the "Widow's Lamp" signifying the official end of the Iditarod for that year. All too often, public and media think of the race as being over when the winner crosses the finish line, yet there are still teams on the trail. Let it be remembered, Iditarod is not over until the last musher has reached Nome and is off the trail." Red LANTERN (in Elim 123 to Nome 66 Cindy Abbott/#10 Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 65 at midnight **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Spalding Rules Well at least I thought so back in the second thru 5th grade... no luck getting through to Craig DAVIS ('65) at Kadlec today either... the first time I called he was back in the OR and the second time they had just moved him into a room in ICU... if anybody knows how he's doing lemme know... in the mean time... prayers never hurt... Was glad to hear Jerry IRWIN ('58) was back near his old stomping rounds... sent him an email just to say Hi... and for the big news another Spalding Bomber-babe is a year older, wiser and even purdier... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nina JONES ('65) on your special day, March 22, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Barb ISAKSON ('58) David DOUGLAS ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Linda REINING ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EATON ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HEDGES ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WADE ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michaela GONZALES ('11) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: New Lewis & Clark Watching construction of the new Lewis and Clark School this past year, has been very interesting. Last week (2 weeks ago?) the curbs were poured and last week the blacktop was put down on the parking lot which is now on Jadwin. Entrance to the old school was on Cullum. I'm sorry I missed the "open house" some months ago--would have liked to see the interior. A TV report is better than nothing, but the real tour would have been great, I'm sure. Does anyone know what they'll do with the old building? Maybe offices? Re: Iditarod Thank you, Maren, for the wonderful coverage of the Iditarod. I haven't kept up with it except here on the Sandstorm and appreciate the info and, especially, the photos. I don't know how those people and dogs do it!!! Saw 2 of my Great-Grands (on Facebook) watching the "pretend" [ceremonial] start in Anchorage with no snow. Weird weather... but it's not the first time and likely won't be the last. Re: Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch There were just 8 of us at last Saturday's All-Bomber Luncheon. Good visits, though. That Lunch is the only time I usually see so many of "Us" and I had missed it for several months. Nice to see people looking happy and healthy. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in a very pretty Richland, with trees blossoming and lots of flowers in bloom **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) Re: Bill HOYLE ('58) March 4, 2015 email from Dennis BARR ('58) aka MountnMan123 "William is out of the hospital and back at the nursing home. He is still weak, but hopefully he will get stronger. He started some chair exercise yesterday, so this is a start. Address: 7000 NW 32nd, Room 221, Bethany, OK 73008." -Barb ISAKSON Rau ('58) ~ Richland Thought it would be nice to put it in the Sandstorm **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Okay, I don't think I ever met Jeanie CRIGLER ('62), but her birthday was yesterday [3/22] and nobody wished her a happy birthday. I looked up her picture in the Columbian and she is certainly pretty enough to deserve one, so Jeanie, I hope you had a happy birthday, from a fellow Class of '62 member. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ The pool is finally warm enough to swim in again. It has sure helped my blood sugar considerably **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site More people have summited Mt. Everest than have finished the Iditarod. 2015 Red Lantern winner, Cindy Abbott/#10 said after the race, that Mt. Everest was two months camping on the mountain and two WEEKS of the Iditarod was harder. 2015 was Cindy's 3rd attempt to finish the Iditarod. 66 IDITAROD FINISHERS in 2015 01 Dallas Seavey/#46 finished w/10 dogs 02 Mitch Seavey/#18 w/10 dogs 03 Aaron Burmeister/#63 w/9 dogs 04 Jessie Royer/#3 w/12 dogs 05 Aliy Zirkle/#32 w/13 dogs 06 Joar Leifseth Ulso/#16 w/8 dogs 07 Jeff King/#59 w/13 dogs 08 Wade Marrs/#65 w/8 dogs 09 Ken Anderson/#36 w/13 dogs 10 Nicolas Petit/#12 w/14 dogs 11 Travis Beals/#56 w/8 dogs 12 Paul Gebhardt/#28 w/11 dogs 13 Kelly Maixner/#9 w/10 dogs 14 Peter Kaiser/#54 w/11 dogs 15 Christian Turner/#73 w/11 dogs 16 Ray Redington, Jr./#34 w/10 dogs 17 Thomas Waerner/#8 w/11 dogs 18 Jason Campeau/#70 w11 dogs 19 Hugh Neff/#24 w/10 dogs 20 Michelle Phillips/#6 w/12 dogs 21 John Baker /#78 w/12 dogs 22 Martin Buser/#4 w/11 dogs 23 Richie Diehl/#42 w/10 dogs 24 Nathan Schroeder/#26 w/8 dogs 25 Mats Pettersson/#55 w/12 dogs 26 Scott Smith/#69 w/10 dogs 27 Paige Drobny/#58 w/12 dogs 28 Anna Berington/#39 w/12 dogs 29 Kristy Berington/#11 w/11 dogs 30 Jodi Bailey/#22 w/11 dogs 31 DeeDee Jonrowe/#29 w/15 dogs 32 Curt Perano/#21 w/13 dogs 33 Justin Savidis/#19 w/11 dogs 34 Charley Bejna/#38 w/9 dogs 35 Seth Barnes/#23 w/11 dogs 36 Benjamin Harper/#37 w/10 dogs 37 Linwood Fiedler/#27 w/12 dogs 36 Allen Moore/#57 w/14 dogs 39 Mike Santos/#61 w/12 dogs 40 Rohn Buser/#31 w/11 dogs 41 Matt Failor/#15 w/10 dogs 42 Jason Mackey/#72 w/11 dogs 43 Lance Mackey/#30 w/8 dogs 44 Rick Casillo/#52 w/10 dogs 45 Timothy Hunt/#68 w/12 dogs 46 Laura Allaway/#49 w/14 dogs 47 Monica Zappa/#53 w/12 dogs 48 Heidi Sutter/#76 w/10 dogs 49 Lisbet Norris/#41 w/14 dogs 50 Rob Cooke/#2 w/12 dogs 51 Chuck Schaeffer/#67 w/7 dogs 52 Brian Wilmshurst/#50 w/11 dogs 53 Yvonne Dabakk/#33 w/8 dogs 54 Lev Shvarts/#40 w/9 dogs 55 Yuka Honda/#60 w/10 dogs 56 Alan Stevens/#77 w/10 dogs 57 Becca Moore/#47 w/10 dogs 58 Steve Watkins/#66 w/11 dogs 59 Mark Selland/#17 w/10 dogs 60 Alan Eischens/#7 w/14 dogs 61 Isabelle Travadon/#43 w/13 dogs 62 Marcelle Fressineau/#25 w/9 dogs 63 Lachlan Clarke/#5 w/10 dogs 64 Cindy Gallea/#64 w/10 dogs 65 Trent Herbst/#75 w/10 dogs RED LANTERN 66 Cindy Abbott/#10 w/13 dogs DISQUALIFIED / SCRATCHED (12) 01 Brent Sass/#71 02 Zoya DeNure/#79 03 Gwenn Bogart/#14 04 Christine Roalofs/#62 05 Gerald Sousa/#44 06 Philip Walters/#51 07 Ellen Halverson/#35 08 Jan Steves/#45 09 Katherine Keith/#74 10 Jim Lanier/#13 11 Bryan Bearss/#48 12 Scott Janssen/#20 Scott Janssen/#20 scratched at Koyuk and tells how Lance Mackey saved his dog team Lance mushing Janssen's 11 dogs in the lead pulling Lance's 10 dogs, Lance and Lance's sled. They said it looke like a ghost team pulling Lance since Scott's sled had no musher. Bomber Cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 65 at 2am **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Bombers and their lives Mine hasn't been anything exceptional, but I will add my two cents worth. Graduated in '64... went to work at "Stop 'n Go" (Kennewick Highlands... later changed name to, "Max' Broiler)... loved working as a waitress...'66 got married to a "Coastie" (Dale Gray ('58wb), moved to Seattle... went to work for Kelly Girl Services (temp agency)... '67, first daughter born... 3 months later, Dale went to Viet Nam... I moved to Wishram, WA to be close to my mom and stepdad... he worked for Burlington-Northern RR... I got a job in the RR "beanery" (diner) as a waitress (told you I LOVED being a waitress *grin*)... '68, Dale came home from 'Nam and we moved to Vashon Island, WA where he was stationed at Point Robinson Point (lighthouse station)... '70, he was temporarily stationed at the Coast Guard Station in Kennewick... second daughter born in '71... 3 months later, we were transferred to Astoria, Oregon... '73 we were transferred to Long Beach, CA. In '74, after 8 years, marriage ended, went to work for UPS... remarried in '76 (he worked for ARCO); got tired of working for UPS, went to work in elementary school as librarian... '85 husband got transferred to Bakersfield, CA... in '96, after 20 years, that marriage ended. by then, I had grandkids and was content to babysit them. BEST job I ever had. In '09, was diagnosed with cancer and oldest grandson was killed in an automobile accident (between cancer and his death, it just about "did" me in)... because of health problems, I moved in with oldest daughter and her family... in 2014, son-in-law got a job in Idaho, so we moved to Kuna (Boise area)... outside of living in Richland, this is the BEST place I ever lived... love the weather (4 Seasons) slower pace of life... we live in the country... no "hustle and bustle" of the city. My life might not have been as exciting or outstanding or monumental as others, but I have had a GREAT life and my experiences have forged who I am, and I like who I am, so wouldn't change a thing. *grin* I'm content to be "grandma to 9" (rest in the arms of the angels, Anthony) grandkids... they have made my life worth living and given me a reason to get up, each and every day. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID temps are in the 40's... I'm loving this weather **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: NCAA Men's' Basketball Tournament No 2. Gonzaga defeated No. 7 Iowa, 87-68 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in KeyArena in Seattle. Gonzaga will take on UCLA in the Sweet 16 at 4:15pm PDT on Friday. Go Zags!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Marilynn WORKING ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Margo COMPTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd MOORE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue THOMAS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy LUST ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DAHLIN ('72wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Enjoyed Linda REINING's ('64) story and found the Coast Guard connection interesting. Don't believe I met Linda's ex. Dale GRAY ('58wb), though we were in the Coast Guard at the same time. There were a few other folks from Col-Hi who did some USCG time - Bill TRACY ('51) comes to mind. Bill and I went to boot camp together, served on the same ship for a while. Jeff HARTMAN ('59) was from Benton City, went to the Coast Guard Academy. He was a career USCG officer and aviator. We served for a sort time together in Kodiak, AK. Any other ex Coasties lurking around out there in Bomber Land? -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in windy Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Sad news Sent my condolences to our Club 40 Secretary, Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56), for the loss of her 56 year old son, Michael Baer of Kennewick. A sudden loss and very heartbreaking. Michael graduated from Kamiakin High School in 1977. Services were on 3/21/15t, but thought Karol's friends would like to know and send their thoughts to her. Karol does not have internet, nor does she see the Sandstorm, but has many friends in the Tri-Cities. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco weather here in Tri- cities is cooling down in 60s for a few days, then 70s by weekend!! Yay!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: New knee At last! Tomorrow (Tuesday [3/24/15]) at 6 AM I get my right knee joint replaced. X-rays show the joint has badly deteriorated nearly to a couple of bones grinding together. The "zimmer" insert has been here for weeks while an incredible squabble took place. My primary care doctor refused to do a pre Op physical on me claiming the paper work request from the surgeon was filled out wrong for Medicare. After weeks of discussion and trading more paper work the Administrator of the Clinic (names withheld here) gave the doctor a direct order to do the pre-op. So I went in at the appointed time and the nurse took the BP, pulse, O2 saturation, and temp. Then she hooked me up to the 12 lead EKG and ran out a chart. The doctor came in, looked at it for a few seconds, said he was not comfortable with it, and would not approve me for surgery. He literally pitched it to me and walked out. Jackie and I got a firm grip on each other and held our tempers and I limped out to the car. At that point I had been in fairly severe pain taking half of a 25mg of Oxycodo/acetamino every 6-8 hours. It kept the pain at a tolerable level where I could still function. The Administrator finally called me back almost a week later. She apologized profusely and suggested I call the UW Cardio Dept. Fast forward to a couple more weeks and I had secured an appointment with the Cardio Dept. at UW Hospital in Seattle. Wow! What a difference... 2 Cardio doctors grilled me for 25 minutes of health history and what did I know of my WPW? (WPW is an extra nerve path to the heart and at times can cause the heart an extra beat once in a while) (Yes it can get worse and cause fibrillation). But mine never has and I have known about it since I was 19. These 2 MDs were so cool, yet friendly, concise and polite and exacting in their questions. It was refreshing. They hooked me up and ran an EKG and then explained the results in patient detail to Jackie and I. Net results were that afternoon I opened my UW Medical log (they gave me the access code) and there was my detailed letter "OK for Surgery, no problem". After searching for two weeks at an hour or two each day I found a used stationary bicycle for $13 at a thrift shop. My recovery plan calls for some specific use of the bike on a sliding scale. Yes, as soon as I am back on my feet I will find another Primary Care doctor. "Happiness is a new knee joint" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) Re: Bombers and lives To: Dick WIGHT ('52) What a great idea. My life so far. Got divorced in late '60s. Loaded what I could in car, tossed in three small children (no child car seats or seat belts back then) and took off for Texas. Ended up in Fort Worth, TX when I went to work for a CPA. In a couple of years, I married him and we moved to San Antonio, TX to start a new practice. After 20 years, got divorced AGAIN. But we still worked together for another ten years. Figured I needed my CPA certificate, so I started college at age 50. Went to school at night and worked days and it took me ten years to graduate but I did it. Sat for the CPA exam, twice (that thing was hard). During this time got remarried (last time, I promise). Ex-husband passed away and I took over business. Love doing this work, except maybe during tax season. But since I am my own boss, I can take off anytime I can schedule a cruise. Got great kids, grand kids and great grand kids and all doing great. Life turning out really good. -Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Linda REINING ('64) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66), Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen DAVIS ('76) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Wow! Neat story from Margo COMPTON Lacarde ('60). You boot-strapped your way into what sounds like "the good life", by your own force of will. Good going! Larry MATTINGLY should be in the midst of getting his new knee as I type this. Good luck, Larry! I have two replacement knees - one 8 years old I think, the other going on 3. They are pretty good friends of mine - named them "Port" and "Starboard". Wife Ruth has one replacement done 1 1/2 yrs ago. Perhaps we can compare notes later on. Rehab vigorously! It is important! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in cool Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: '54 Ladies Lunch We had a couple of surprises for our lunch last Friday, 3/20/15. Joanie PHILLIPS Wile joined us while she was in town from Rathdrum, ID. Velma McCORD also came to lunch with her caregiver/friend. Lloyd and Betty RUSSELL Kent came by before they go to their home in Priest Lake, ID for the next 6 months. Missed some of our regulars, but they had other appointments and hope to see them in April. Through the laughs and latest news, we had a good visit. My husband, Richard and Joanie's husband, Dale had a chance to visit. Am including some pictures I took with my cell phone. Quality not guaranteed, but you can get a glimpse!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Hope and pray your knee surgery went well today [3/24], so you can get back to writing about your garden and making pyrotechnics sound so great... makes me wish I could go see them! I am finally off to NV to help my 10 year old grandson celebrate his 11th birthday and welcome the new grandson when he arrives any day now!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it got down to freezing last night, but the crocuses and daffodils are blooming, and the buds are looking good for more blooms!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Life This idea of summarizing our lives in the Sandstorm is a great one, and I look forward to the next. I think we'll find we have more experiences in common than we might think. Me, I'm not going to sum in all up in a few sentences. But I am going to reflect on one thing. Looking back from retirement, I've discovered how the tiniest of events can radically alter the course of our lives. A woman says no instead of yes to a marriage proposal?someone takes the B train rather than the A?someone takes a spur-of-the-moment trip to another city. For me, there is one defining moment, one small word, that had it been different, would have radically changed what my life was to become. Oddly enough, it was at my pre-induction physical in 1968. There used to be this little monster called The Draft, and when I graduated from WSU in 1968, I knew the Army would come calling soon. I beat them to the punch by enlisting in the Air Force, and was sent to Spokane for the pre-induction physical. At one point during the physical, they lined us up and a foot doctor walked by, examining our feet. He stopped in front of me. Now, my feet have all the arch of a thin pancake?which is to say, none. They have limited what I can do all my life. But I didn't know then they were the source of the pain I had experienced. I didn't know they were the reason I couldn't keep up with the others on boy scout hikes, or that my first job, a box boy at Stone's Low Cost Foods on Jadwin, put me in so much pain I couldn't do the work. I've always had to look for work that didn't require me to stand for long periods. I have never been able to do so without pain, and professional arch supports haven't helped. So the doctor stopped in front of me, and said: "Those feet ever give you any trouble?" "No," I said, not knowing they had been the source of my considerable pain throughout my first 22 years. The doctor moved on. But what if I had said "yes" and had been declared not qualified for duty? If I had said yes instead of no, and not been taken, I would not have been sent to California, where I was to spend most of the next 45 years, privileged to live by the sea in a place I quickly grew to love, and still regard as close to Paradise. Three times I moved away, and three times I went back. I would not have become aware of Brooks Institute of Photography, just down the road from the base, and gotten the notion to become a professional photographer, which I was for 18 years (it was my bad feet that quickly forced me out of doing it full time) after graduating from Brooks in 1977. I would not have had the privilege of participating in an outstanding adult choir, and all the joy that brought, or of going with them on a European concert tour in 1985 (unforgettable memories). I would not have met a woman in 1972 who was to haunt my psyche for the next 44 years. I would not have gone to work for the state of California, and acquired a pension, or participated in so many things that ever so slowly built up the self-confidence of a young man with a very bad self-image. If I had said "yes" that day instead of no, I shudder to think how it might have gone. I would probably never have left the state of Washington, perhaps not even Richland. The chronic depression I struggled with for so long might have overwhelmed me. I might never have secured a pension. I probably would never have been able to say, "I've seen Europe". And I never would have become a veteran. I was dragged kicking and screaming into the military, and fought it all the time I was in. But I'm so proud now to say that it's one of the best things I ever did. The benefits never stop. I'm so proud to say "Yes, I'm a vet." The thanks I get from strangers when I wear my Air Force hat are worth more than the military discounts I still receive. Well, I've gone on long enough. It would be interesting to hear from other Bombers who can pinpoint a tiny event in their lives that, in looking back, took them on a radically different path than what might have been. -Bill SCOTT ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Dale GRAY ('58wb) I don't remember the names of all the ships Dale was stationed on, but I do know, that from '65-67, he was on the CGC Northwind and in Alaska from June '66 to November '67; he was on the CGC Midgett and in Alaska in '77... there was a fire on that ship and he was the only casualty... died from smoke inhalation. Maybe you were in Alaska during those times???? -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: not quite summer but close Spring is sprung... fall is fall and summer... well summer is on its way... took the day Sunday to run over to Death Valley... back in my-poop-doesn't-stink-Big-Firm-Lawyer dayz we used to go to Furnace Creek every year for a retreat... that's a fancy way of saying getting hammered for a long weekend... dunno how we survived... corse ya gotta go to a place like that so the rest of the world doesn't see such astute and sage fellows and gals in that kinda shape... It was there that I saved the life of the most powerful lobbyist in the state... he had finished playing golf and was in full golf garb when he went into the bar and won a kamikaze drinking contest... then he decided to join some of us in the Jacuzzi... fully dressed... as he was a huge man and was wearing all this clothes, including shoes and sweater the ladies abandoned me with him... he immediately slid down to the bottom where he stayed... I managed to pull his head above water and call for help... after I was about done in some people heard and we got him out... poor guy is now in Lompoc for funneling money into Harry Reid's campaign illegally... they had been long time business partners and of course Harry came to his rescue... .riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight... so it was about 300 miles round trip and I hadn't been there in about 30 years... the flowers were beautiful... the 10 dollar buffet was $30 smackers and nothing had really changed in 30 years... I may go back in 30 more... if I can drive at 98... checked my passport and it still has 3 more years on it so I decided not to spend all day Monday at the DMV to get a new driver's license with a little gold star on it... so I'll be able to fly in for CDN's and later for our 50 year... Terry DAVIS ('65) has been a prince and has been checking in on Crag DAVIS ('65) and sending me reports... I posted a picture on face book of Craig wearing a little hat I'm sure Terry stole from Dawson Richards in '62 or '63... so now it is time for another Spalding Bomber-babe to celebrate... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) on your special day, March 25, 2015... How bout that ECB3 ('63)... I said all that in one breath!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Requesting Bomber Prayers for a fellow Bomber, Craig DAVIS ('65), who underwent triple bypass surgery on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Kadlec Hospital in Richland. Craig's doing better and getting stronger every day, and is looking forward to going home sometime soon. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Birthday wishes Sending Birthday Wishes to Sue THOMAS ('65) on her special day, March 24. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Dick WIGHT ('52) Any other Coasties? I'm a mix USAF and USCGR and a mustang. First 6.5 years: USAF PhotoIntelligence. E-1 to E-5. * TAC HQ intelligence unit (4444th), Langley AFB, VA * 12th PPIF, Saigon, Vietnam * 14th TRS Udon Thani, Thailand (Udorn) * Intel unit in Bergstrom AFB, Texas Last 18.5 years USCGR, E-4 to O-4 * Mix of M and O (Marine Safety for you non-Coasties) * Marine Casualty Investigator, (First responder to any marine casualty on the Columbia upstream of Bonneville dam) * Senior Reserve Contingency Planning Officer for MSO Portland, OR * Senior Coast Guard security officer at the hydroplane races in Kennewick for a couple of years where one year I was on the water and helped rescue 5 people when their boat sank at the upstream barrier. * Yeoman 3rd Class, Training officer, Executive Officer in Kennewick and Spokane, Deputy Group Commander in Kennewick, Senior officer on Reserve weekends in MSO Portland. CAPT Jeff HARTMAN ('59) was a family friend. I love the Coast Guard. The Reserve forces are simply part of the team. As evidenced by some of my assignments, we had jobs to do and a duty weekend gave the active duty folks a break. Toward the end of my career, they did away with the reserve units and assigned the reservists directly to the active duty commands. That made it easier for the commands to really use the resources we brought to them. For example, one of my unit's members was a certified Cummins repair technician in his day job. (The small boats were very well cared for.) One of my training officers (a Chief Petty Officer) had a doctorate in education and was the head of a local school district. Every one of my boarding officers were active police officers. -Tedd CADD ('66), LCDR USCGR Retired **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) Re: Bomber lives I graduated Col-Hi June 1970 at the age of 17. After mowing lawns all over Richland I got a job at Lamb Weston with some other Bombers in Connell. In the fall most everyone went off to college. I was tired of school and ended up joining the Navy the end of September 1970. It was the end of Vietnam and I wasn't guaranteed any schooling and ended up on a gasoline tanker, USS Genesee (AOG 8) in Pearl Harbor for nine months. The ship was decommissioned and I was sent to the USS Midway (CVA 41) in the San Francisco bay area. By that time I had been selected for Yeoman Third Class, so got a job in the Safety/Captains Office. We left for Vietnam April 10, 1972 and returned to San Francisco area March 3, 1973, a very long cruise with multiple stops in the Philippines, Hong Kong and spent Christmas in Singapore harbor where we had the Bob Hope show on the flight deck in Singapore, that was really neat. After six months in the bay area in October 1973, I decided to reenlist in the Navy for orders to the Philippines for 1-1/2 yrs. Lived on the local economy the whole time, but had access to the Navy commissary for food and things. Had three motorcycles, only falling off of one. In April 1975 ended up in San Diego, CA and getting married to my girl from the Philippines (still married 39 years later). After having our daughter, Jennifer ('95), in San Diego I again went back to the Philippines for three years, this time living in on base housing where our son, James ('97), was born. In October 1980 ended up in Bremerton, WA with the Submarine Rep for the shipyard. They convinced me that submarines were better and I ended up on the USS Blueback (SS 581) (the Navy's last diesel powered submarine) as a non qual Chief Petty Officer. After three years on the submarine I finished my 20 years in the Navy at Deep Submergence Unit in San Diego. We moved back to Richland and after a short stint with Hanford Patrol I went to work with WPPS/Energy Northwest where I am still working 23 years later in the IT Department. 1-1/2 years to go and I will pull the plug for good, enjoying riding my bike around the Tri-Cities in good weather and doing some traveling. -Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Peggy Jo SHANNON ('55) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Ed WOOD ('62) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Donna BOWERS ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hal SMITH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDOUGAL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey SUCHLAND ('90) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Life's experiences I'm reading some interesting stuff from various Bombers about their experiences, such as: Sandy WARD Donahue ('66) was career USAF/Air Nat'l Guard, and deployed to McMurdo Bay, Antartica, 8 times! She watched Coast Guard icebreaker POLAR STAR break ice in McMurdo several times. Coincidently, Tedd CADD ('66 also) did 6 years in USAF and then 18 years in Coast Guard Reserve, climbing up to the rank of LCDR. Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) was career Navy and then a second career here in Richland with Energy Northwest. Responding to Linda REINING ('64) re: Dale GRAY ('58wb-RIP) and his unfortunate death on USCGC MIDGETT: I remember the incident. I was CO of USCGC CAMPBELL home-ported in Port Angeles at that time. Earlier, I commanded USCGC CONFIDENCE in Kodiak, AK '72-'74. Like Dale, I served on the icebreaker NORTHWIND, but that was in the mid '50s. He and I missed serving together several times, I guess. Bill SCOTT '64) had an interesting viewpoint on "pivot points" in life. I guess I had two major ones: when I joined the Coast Guard as a whim in December, 1951, and when - for reasons I still find unclear - I re-enlisted in 1955, when I had already been accepted at U.of W. school of engineering - had the GI bill etc. But it turned out o.k. for me! I'd bet there are other much more interesting stories out there! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ happily retired in Richland, 60-some-odd-years after leaving... **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Peggy Jo SHANNON Brown ('55) Bombers Lunch John Ball "Kids" will be meeting at various locations around the area. Anyone interested in joining us can contact me WHAT: John Ball "Kids" Bomber Lunch WHEN: every other Tuesday TIME: Noon NEXT ONE: 3/31/2015 WHERE: Applebee's in Richland FUTURE LOCATIONS:Ask Peggy Jo SHANNON Brown ('55) Thanks you I love the sandstorm. You are much appreciated. -Peggy Jo SHANNON Brown ('55) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: New Knee - [arrived 1:39am (CDT) on 3/25] Greetings from Mason County Hospital in Shelton, WA. Shelton is about 20 some miles from Olympia, Pop about 14,000. Knee installed. All is well. Doctor Says I may go tomorrow. (Wed noonish). He says I am doing exceptionally well. This Hospital is small... 27 rooms. But it has ALL the facilities of the big hospitals. Every member of the staff we have come in contact with has been both friendly AND very Professional. Dinner was from a full menu. I had meat loaf and smashed taters with yummy gravy and apple pie desert. It is the best U S hospital experience of any kind, either of us has ever had. Re: Done deal and I am home ` [Arrived 9:49pm (CDT) 3/25] - Doctor came in my room at noon (Wed) and said "You have done so extraordinarily well in recovery that I am sending you home as soon as you finish your lunch". He also said there were sick people in the hospital and I didn't need to catch it. He obviously was every bit as good as all the nurses said he was. The pre-made joint fit perfectly and he was in and out done in just over an hour. I cannot say enough about the surgeon Dr. Henry and all the nurses and CNAs and that hospital. Small but fully capable. I actually enjoyed the experience. Both the charge nurse and the day nurse came by and gave me nice hugs as I was leaving. I was in that facility just under 32 hours. I just hope the recovery goes as well. I start that at noon tomorrow [3/26]. Thanks to all who have sent good wishes. I'll get back each of you at some point. "Happiness is my new knee" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Bomber author My wife and I just finished reading BJ Scott's novel, "The Rail Queen". It's a good read! Thanks, Bill. {Ah, "The Rail Queen" I loved it, too... and so did my 88 year old ex mother-in-law. I'm also working on the 3rd of Bill's "Angel Trilogy" books... (#1 is "Angel of the Gold Rush", #2 is "Angel's Daughter", #3 is "Legacy of Angels")... Biggest trouble I have is once I get started I have trouble putting his books down to do ANYTHING... including the Sandstorm!!! Look for them on -Maren] -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO - and it's snowing! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Bill is really onto something when he writes: "It would be interesting to hear from other Bombers who can pinpoint a tiny event in their lives that, in looking back, took them on a radically different path than what might have been." I am reminded of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" and a moment in the 9th grade. Columbia High School had a range of advanced classes, mostly in math and the sciences. The idea was to have a 10th grade advanced English class (Mrs. Macy). In both junior high schools the interested students were screened by an original essay we were to write in an hour on how we interpreted a surprise poem that was handed to us. The poem was Robert Frost's, and I had a head start and did well enough. I had been quite smitten by this poem two years earlier when it was dubbed over a TV special on the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Never was interested in the Academy (instead Architecture, University of Washington, 1962-7), but in 1967 did go through Naval OCS in Newport, RI as an alternative to the draft. Went to sea on an aircraft carrier (USS Hornet, CVS-12) and visited Hong Kong, Singapore, etc., and took part in the Apollo XI and XII lunar landing recovery missions in the Pacific. Later in graduate school (UW 1972-5) I studied and wrote about Singapore. One thing leads to another. 'Nuff said about me, but here's my favorite poem--which expands Scott's above comment--and which I actually memorized a full two years before the essay test. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same. And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I? I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: US Coast Guard To: Tedd CADD ('66) My brother Dale BOWERS ('65) served in the USCG during the Vietnam Nam era being posted to Portland, then Honolulu, HI in the mid to late '60s. I don't think he is on Sandstorm, so I thought I'd let you know, he was a fellow "Coastie". Mike ('60) and I enjoyed his posting to Honolulu very much during our 1st visit to Hawaii and thought,"what a life.". So glad he was there instead of a war zone. But, he was glad to come home at the end of his tour... Island fever got him. -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from St. Louis where crocuses and daffodils are just now in bloom. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Yes and No Bill Scott's ('64) account of the difference one word can make really hit home for me. As a lawyer, I vividly remember virtually every single "NOT" a secretary left out of a brief and I failed to catch in proof reading! I often think of where I would be if I hadn't done this or that. All my life I have made bad choices. Some have been worse than others. The problem is, that with most bad choices, the line my life took led to some of the most wonderful things in my life. If I hadn't made those choices I honestly feel I would be worse off today that if I hadn't made them. I am blessed with the most wonderful daughter in the world and had I not made an unwise choice I'd not have married her mother and I would be far worse off than I am. I would never know the joy of being a father nor have the love of a daughter... we play a game... we each try and find an item the other doesn't have that says: "I love you more" The other day she showed up to the Delinquent's lunch with a ring for me that says "I love you most" I have no idea how I can top that one... she was soooooooo proud of herself and she just gloated all through lunch... bad choices took me to Law School... bad choices lead to my retirement pension going up in 2008 like it was never there... bad choices have all brought me to where I am today and I wouldn't change a thing... I honestly believe that but for those choices I might have missed all the best so the bad all seems quite worth while to me... sure I'd like to be well off and flying here and flying there, but I must say that I have done most everything I ever wanted to do... I have no bucket list and am about as content as I would ever want to be... If I hadn't said "yes" to a beer in the back seat of Charlie WARFORD's ('61) car so many years ago, I might not have spent 24 years drunk... ah but I'd have missed so much... I am grateful for every right and wrong turn I ever made. So today is the celebration of the birth of a guy I met only because of his brother's choices. I am glad we met and became friends. I cherish his friendship as I did his brother's ('63 RIP)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hal SMITH ('56) on your special day, March 26, 2015!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today Tom HUGHES ('56), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char DOSSETT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia RUSHWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam GRAYBEAL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McCLANAHAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla ARMSTRONG ('74) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From:Tom HUGHES ('56) Re: The Dance Several people have mentioned how one thing has made their life what it is today. There is a Garth Brooks song that to me has said what my life has been. It is called The Dance. Looking back on the memory of The dance we shared 'neath the stars above For a moment all the world was right How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye And now I'm glad I didn't know The way it all would end the way it all would go Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I'd have had to miss the dance Holding you I held everything For a moment wasn't I a king But if I'd only known how the king would fall Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all And now I'm glad I didn't know The way it all would end the way it all would go Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I'd have had to miss the dance Yes my life is better left to chance I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance -Tom HUGHES ('56) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) This year the majority of the GMC'63 will be celebrating our 70th birthdays. There are a few interlopers, such as Don WINSTON, who will have to wait another year. Freddie would have had his birthday this month. Bobby & Billy would have turned 70 the middle of last month, but passed away the first week of March, 20 years ago. Dick PLOW's birthday I've already acknowledged, he was "Cool". Today would have been the birthday of another really good guy, George "The Wagon Master" BARNETT, who always saw the best in people and if you looked up Loyalty in your Funk & Wagnalls, there will be a picture of Georgie with his lopsided grin.. While some lists are getting shorter, other lists keep getting longer and it's starting to happen at warp speed. Let's not waste today or tomorrow. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ {Proof that I'm with the Gold Medal Class on this one... and so close after my old Spalding buddy, Freddie... 70 in 23 days or so. -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Coast Guard With so many entries regarding the Coast Guard I thought I'd toot the horn for my brother-in-law, Jeff HARTMAN ('59). Jeff was accepted into the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT after graduating from Columbia High in 1959. He graduated from the Academy in 1963. Thirty years later he retired with the rank of Captain. Jeff lives in Port Townsend, WA. He gets down to see us several times a year, usually on his way to visit friends and family in other parts of the US. Jeff has written two books (Guarding Alaska and Icebreaking Alaska) about the Coast Guard in Alaska that are available at Amazon. They are interesting and informative reading. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in sunny Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 100 year old best friends The Steve Harvey Show talks about how two 100-year-old best friends share secrets to lifelong happiness and friendship, and how they view pop culture. This was sent from my friend, Blues Dawg (NAB) -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Remembering Today is one of those days when I remember the birthdays of two Bombers who were very near and dear to me. One was my first baby- sitter ever and the other was a great pal with a very good sense of humor... I miss his off color stories in my inbox in the mornings... loved the way he always signed everything... this morning I watched my Bengal cats and laughed at the differences between them... I know both B-day Bombers would enjoy watching them as well... The Alpha is about as fast and stealthy as any cat I've ever seen... almost as fast as Terry DAVIS ('65) when he would swipe goodies out of our hands and have them in his mouth before we knew they were gone... At dinner one evening at Philippe's in L.A., he actually took a huge slice of banana cream pie from me and stuffed the whole thing in his mouth before I could complain... so anyway, the Alpha can catch hummingbirds when they taunt him the way hummingbirds love to taunt cats... keeps me busy saving the little guys... the other who would like to think he is the Alpha sees the biggest dumbest birds in the yards and crouches... then as he begins the attack he yells: "Fill your hands with lead you SOB" like John Wayne in True Grit... he has only managed to catch one dove in his whole career! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lenora HUGHES ('55-RIP) and "By" George BARNETT ('63-RIP) on your special day, March 27, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** NOT a Memorial - only INFO today: >>Re: Richy LAWRENCE ('80-RIP) from online obit: "We will have a local celebration of his life in the Tri-Cities on Saturday, March 28, 2015, as well as a memorial at his place over Memorial Day Weekend, details to follow." ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), Kathy RATHVON ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Judy ALLEN ('54) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I'm just a bit confused on this one. Do we bake one cake or two? Being twins, and no longer living together in the same town, let alone the same house, how does one handle this? Then, there is the question of who gets the first slice; do we go birth order; alphabetical order or gender order? Awfully confusing, the protocol of celebrating twin births. Not even sure if they were born on the same day; which further confounds the issue. After stumbling and bumbling through all of that, I will now give a double tip of the ol' propeller beanie to two fellow class persons (listed in order of appearance in the '54 Columbian) Bill and Judy ALLEN of The Class of '54. "Happy Birthday!" -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are bewailing the low snow pack in the mountains. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) I can't agree more with Tom HUGHES ('56) on the song, "The Dance". Now that I'm a senior, senior citizen and I look back on my life, the song rings so true.k -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56wb) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Tom HUGHES ('56 - my former Olympia St. neighbor) I would have never guessed you would have written in all the words to "The Dance" explaining your take on life, but I felt there is a lot of truth to that philosophy when I've heard that song, too. My classmate Pete BEAULIEU ('62) also used Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" which also has a lot to say about how we make life choices, And someone else wrote in about "chances" in life making their decisions. I'd add prayer to these thoughts, but also the fact that I didn't realize the depth or effect of some decisions I was making at the time; like when we left California in 1974, I had no idea that we would never get back to the "west" to live except for 5 short years, because of other choices we would make; but life turned out to be making the most dealing with the choices and the results of these choices. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ enjoying being out "West" at the moment in Gardnerville, NV where I am waiting for my 2nd grandson to be born, and today we will celebrate the 11th birthday of my first and only grandson!! **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Kathy RATHVON ('63) Re: Restaurants I will be in the Tri-Cities for a convention May 29, 30, & 31. We will be staying at the Red Lion in Pasco. Does anyone have recommendations for a restaurant for dinner on Friday night? Thanks for the help. -Kathy RATHVON ('63) ~ from mostly cloudy Bellevue, but the sun is trying to break through **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Fundraiser for RHS Baseball Donations will go towards helping build a new field as well as travel costs, new equipment and uniforms. The donation is tax deductible, and you will receive a receipt for your gift. If you are interested in donating you may do so at the following link and read more about the fundraiser: Per Coach Richardson, "Here's to another great year of Bomber Baseball!!" Re: NCAA Men's Basketball tournament Congratulations to the Gonzaga Bulldogs on their win over the UCLA Bruins by a score of 74-62. They advance to the Elite 8 and will play Duke on Sunday. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65) Cherie SIMPSON ('64) and Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie CRIGLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne JOCHEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WISE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARPENTER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BRISTOL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CROW ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Bob, you express "confusion" on how to handle birthdays of twins. As an identical twin, let me say that our mother handled this awkwardness very well, almost, when John and I were still in 9th grade. How are twins to give each other equivalent surprise-gifts at the annual double-birthday celebration? John (now in Portland, OR) and I had opted for simplicity the year before, and decided to save each other the trouble of dreaded shopping by skipping gifts altogether. It's a wash anyway, and the time could be better spent together at the River slinging rocks across to the seagulls on the nearest island (never came very close, they fly away). The next year in 9th grade we were instructed to exchange at least something. We agreed to exchange TEN-spots and that this would satisfy the mandate. On that special day, and in front of our mother's watchful eye, I forked over a crisp ten dollar bill and congratulated my brother on yet another birthday marking his advancing maturity. John offered his profound appreciation and then reached in his pocket to hand me, what, a FIVE-dollar bill... He explained, "its been a bad year financially and I just can't afford any more." Some twin birthdays still bring a good laugh over fifty years later. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland area Bomber lunch ~ 2/21/15 Hello Fellow Bombers, We had another great visit at Lunch on Saturday, February 21st. The visits focused on recalling our childhood in Richland (a common topic), what's going on in our lives now and how everyone is getting along. The group consisted of Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55), Barbara CROWDER ('55), Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) and Gary Anderson (Spouse), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Linda Hemphill (Spouse), Kathy LAMB Brown ('62), Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) and Doug Neff (Spouse) and their granddaughter Audrianna, Bill "BJ" SCOTT ('64), Cherrie TEMPRO Scott ('64), Linda McKNIGHT Hoban ('65) and Denny Hoban (Spouse). Thanks all for participating, and a special thanks to Bill SCOTT ('64), -- writing as BJ Scott -- for bringing more books for us at Bomber special cost. We absolutely LOVE the "Angel of the Gold Rush" and the other two in Bill's Angel trilogy ["Angel's Daughter" and "Legacy of Angels"]... and now "The Rail Queen". Our next Lunch at Beaches on the River is Saturday, April 18, 2015. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [You can find Bill SCOTT's books on Prime: "Light on a Distant Hill" Angel Trilogy 1 "Angel of the Gold Rush" 2 "Angel's Daughter" 3 "Legacy of Angels" and is where you will find: "The Rail Queen" -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Neighbors and friends I am very sure I did this post just the other day... can't believe how time flies no matter whatcher doing... didja ever try and wait for a minute? Just one minute... do you know how long a minute takes to pass... an hour at least... unless you walk away from something you are timing for a minute and then 5 minutes passes in a second... funny how that works... the other day I was running late for my yearly physical and I remembered I hadn't filled up one car so took another... now I know I checked the gas in the second one before leaving and it had a little above 1/4 tank... plenty to get there and back... well on this particular car there is quite an amount of space between the little empty bar and the "E"... as it is my practice not to go below 1/2 in any car, this was unusual... no this was lazy... yes you guessed it... ran outa gas for the first time in years... cars are heavy to push... luckily I was just across the street from a station when it stalled and luckily there were two big guys walking by so... not too bad... back inna old dayz when we bought gas with pop bottles, running outa gas was not unusual at all... it was timing that mattered back then... ya didn't wanna run out onna date because "she" would say it was planned... and you particularly didn't wanna run out at a kegger that the cops found... oh the turmoils of youth... speaking of youth, we got some very youthful b-days today... I've already told alla stories on the two guys and as for the Bomber-babes... well gentlemen never tell... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carol WISE ('64), Bonnie BRISTOL ('65), Brian "Beej" JOHNSON ('65) and Gary "Crowser/Croskie" CROW ('65) on your special day, March 29, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Cherie SIMPSON ('64) and Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Bernie SIMPSON ('46-RIP) Simpson's Collection Donated to Richland Library For decades Spence/Bernie, our Dad, brought his collection of Hanford and Richland memorabilia to class of 1946 Columbia High School reunions and then to "Club 40" events. 27 mounted photographs, articles, programs, news clippings and reports all chronicling the early days of the area we all call "home". Late last year, we donated "Bernie's Collection" to the Richland Library Archival Collection where it now lives for all to enjoy. Take a few minutes to bring your family and friends down to the library the next time you are in town and take a look at the "early days" and birth of Hanford proudly arranged in the glass display case. Thanks, Dad! Postscript: Dad was born August 28, 1928, in Olney, IL and moved to the Tri-City area in 1943 when his parents were employed on the Hanford Project. He later met and married his wife Ethel Sholberg. Dad was an alumnus of Richland High School and founding member of the Richland High School "Club 40". He was serving on the Board at the time of his death. -Cherie SIMPSON ('64) and Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53) Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom VERELLEN ('60) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne KILLAND ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn OLSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGREGOR ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BELLISTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BIXLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EDGAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig PERKINS ('69) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Mastersingers: We need a Center for the Performing Arts Combined choirs from Mid-Columbia Mastersingers and Spokane Choral Artists delivered a stunning performance Saturday night. Most sets were sung in Latin, with program notes explaining the words. Before intermission it was Antonio Vivaldi's 'Dixit Dominus RV 594.' There were 10 divisions or sets, including soloists that literally knocked my socks off. After intermission came the works of five more composers: John Rutter's 'Hymn to the Creator of Light,' John Muehleisen's 'Alma Redemptoris Mater,' Johannes Brahms' 'Fest? und Gedenkspruche, op. 109,' John Tavener's 'Two Hymns to the Mother of God' and Eric Whitacre's 'Her Sacred Spirit Soars.' Hearing so many gifted and talented people in one place made my spirit soar! St. Joseph's Chapel in Kennewick has fine acoustics, but is a small venue. The Mid-Columbia Basin area needs a Center for the Performing Arts. In the Alumni Sandstorm we've been talking about personal choices that made us the adults we are today. Please add my voice for community choice. A Center for the Performing Arts will add heart and soul to the communities that form the Mid-Columbia Basin. What an even more wonderful place it could soon become to live and raise a family! Bomber Cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland where days are warm, nights windy and cool, and music is in the air **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Let's get right to the important things first. That's right, boys and girls, it Bomber Birthday time! On this date in history the world saw the birth of a Bomber Babe and a Bomber guy. Fortunately for me, they were not twins; but they were fellow classmates. From The Class of '54 let us now honor Patsy MacGREGOR and Glenn OLSON with the traditional tip of the ol' propeller beanie and the hearty "Happy Birthday!" cheer. Have a good one, guys. Re: Twins Good to hear Pete's reminiscences on sharing birthdays. Also heard from a mother of twins who solved the cake problem by baking two separate, but equal, cakes. Sort of like serving ice-cream to my four boys when they were much younger; dishes of the same size and weight and a measured amount of ice cream (by weight). There were still complaints about who got the extra drop now and then. [solve that problem with two siblings... one cuts (or scoops) and the other gets to choose. -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are saying there may be up to 20" of snow in the mountains during the coming week. **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I have been having a problem relating stories of my youth to my grandchildren. I thought maybe persons with like experiences could offer an explanation that I could pass on, would be most appreciated. I have been trying to explain why we have such fond memories of listening to a ventriloquist on a radio show. I am referring to Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Not just an occasional guest on a show but a weekly regularly scheduled show of a person "throwing his voice" and I assume we couldn't see his lips move? My grandchildren respectful and polite don't actually say anything to my face but their expressions of concern speaks volumes. Hopefully they aren't looking for a "home" as I may have difficulty explaining this at a competency hearing. Anxiously awaiting any reply. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ one of the greatest Marchs ever here in near Lacey, WA **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland musician dies unexpectedly. ~ 3/28/15 Tri-City Herald "All Thomas Gnoza ever wanted to do was play music and sing. His mother, Mary Lou [DeMEYER Gnoza ('59)], could never convince him to come up with a backup plan. 'He'd say, Mom, this is my career,' she said.' And it was a fruitful one, Gnoza, 49, of Richland, a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist became a luminary of the Tri-City music community?warming fans with his powerful songs and admirers for his willingness to encourage and support younger musicians. The music community is reeling from his death, Gnoza died unexpectedly in his sleep Wednesday night." Re: Gonzaga vs Duke NCAA game Unfortunately Gonzaga lost to Duke Sunday in Houston by a score of 66 - 52. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Death Notice today: Shannon CRAIG ('50), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya DAY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita KOLB ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri BOYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Byrne HASKINS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HASKINS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kellie WALSH ('77) BOMBER LUNCH: John Ball "Kids", noon (every other Tuesday) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) Really am enjoying the blurbs and memories. Wish we had had this sooner... then I would not have lost so much. These comments are helping me catch up. Without this I would not have known that Tom Gnoza (RIP) was the son of a little girl I baby sat. Mary Lou DeMEYER ('59) lived across the street (Symons) from me and I baby sat her, her sister and brother when her parents and uncle played music for dances. her family were all into music. -Shannon CRAIG Hightower ('50) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Blogging on an iPad Anyone out there have any experience writing a blog on an iPad? If anyone does, I'd like to pick their brain -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: The Rail Queen I am pleased to announce that my most recent novel, "The Rail Queen", is winner of the Historical Fiction Category in the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Purchase your copy of "The Rail Queen" at: -Maren] **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Twins My twin brother and I always had separate cakes as I recall. I remember this like it was yesterday. In kindergarten he had Mrs. Horning and I had Mrs. LeClaire. Mrs. Horning on whosever's BD it was drew a picture of a cake with the honoree's color choices on a big sheet of butcher paper and then gave it to the honoree after singing happy birthday. I was invited from next door in Mrs. LeClaire's class to have a picture made for me, too. No, this is not a senior moment as we turn 65 come November. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from sunny (for the most part) Richland **************************************************************** **************************************************************** Death Notice from: Dan HAGGARD ('57) >>Re: Sandra DENBERGER Koontz ('57-RIP) It is with a heavy heart that I relate the passing of another '57 classmate. Sandra passed away on March 8th at the age of 76. She was active in the organization and planning of all of our '57 class reunions. She is survived by husband Roger ('55), and three children. obituary Bomber tears... -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2015 ~ April, 2015