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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 ~ 05/01/15 ~ MAY DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber and Memorial INFO today: Tony DURAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ginger ROSE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sylvia PLUMB ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CARLSON ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Birthday Wish I want to wish my beautiful bride of 58 years a Very Happy Happy Birthday!. Who would of thought that she could or would have put up with me for that long. I'm talking about the one and only '56 Bomber, Sylvia PLUMB Duran. Love you so much... Tony Duran (your old man).....God Bless.. -Tony DURAN ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Carl BELL ('65-RIP) Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 11am at the L.D.S. Chapel located at 270 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, where a Viewing will be held prior to services from 9am to 10:30am. Interment will be at the Highland City Cemetery. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack NICHOLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan PHILLIPS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene RICHTER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merradyth TRUNNELL ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Trust everyone had a nice May Day. But that is over and done for the year. Moving on to more important things, the 2nd of May is very important to two (2) members of The Class of '54. Gotta be, they were both born on this day. And they are not related to one another. The Bomber Babe I usually see once a year; the Bomber I haven't seen since graduation' but then I was away for 45 years. So a tip of the ol' propeller beanie is in-store for Joan PHILLIPS and Jack NICHOLS (both '54); and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" to both of you. Now for something completely different. The beginning of The Tooter's last entry reminded me of something out of Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In": "Hide the candy! Put away the fudge! Here come da judge! here come da judge!" Need I say more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the sunshine on my shoulders gives me freckles. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jennifer RODRIQUEZ Praino ~ Class of 1992 ~ 1973 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy ELY ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) This entry is in today's Sandstorm because there were no other entries today. It's a bit early, but wanted everybody to know what's happening... or what's gonna happen maybe before the end of May. Re: Cataracts - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cataract Cataracts are behind the cornea. My cataracts need to be removed "soon" according to my M.D. opthamologist.. Many of you know somebody (or maybe even yourself) who has had cataract(s) removed and the surgery is a breeze. Here's my specific problem: I also have keratoconus - first diagnosed in about 1975 or so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratoconus Keratoconus is at the very FRONT of the eye.. in the 5th corneal layer... Until my corneal transplant, I didn't even know the cornea has five layers. LEFT EYE ~ Cataract is the smaller of the two cataracts. Cataract surgery COULD touch the keratoconus and cause need for a corneal transplant. RIGHT EYE ~ this is the eye I use "all the time" and "see" everything with... 1985 corneal transplant for keratoconus - done at U-dub. Cataract is the larger of the two. Cataract surgery COULD cause a problem with the 30-year-old transplant graft... but MAYBE not... Graft still "looks GREAT" according to my M.D. opthamologist. My M.D. opthamologist wants me to see a corneal transplant specialist about cataract removal and I have an appointment on May 21st... I'm making a list of questions for the specialist. I. What's the recovery time for each eye.. a. ..IF everything is simple and goes well? b. ..IF I need a transplant? II. Which eye is first? and why? a. If they want to remove the right (larger) cataract first, how will I see? b. If they remove the left cataract first, will I still be able to use the right eye to see while the left eye is healing?? III. How long will it take to get new contact lenses? IV. Will there be hospital time? How much? I'll let everybody know the answers... maybe there won't be any down time for the Sandstorm at all... trying to think of all posibilities and remain optomistic at the same time. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 70 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 16 Bombers sent stuff: Dave RHODES ('52wb), Norma LOESCHER ('53) Wanda WITTEBORT ('53), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Norma MYRICK ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Tom VERELLEN ('60), Jeanie TURNER ('61) Donna BOWERS ('63), Duane LEE ('63) Earl BENNETT ('63), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dave RHODES ('52wb) Best of luck, Maren. I hope all goes well for you. -Dave RHODES ('52wb) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Maren, Thank you for explaining a necessary vision correction. I, for one, will empathize completely if and when you need to take a leave of absence for recovery. Bomber cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Wanda WITTEBORT Shukay ('53) Maren - sounds like you are doing the correct procedure for your eyes. See as many specialists as you can. I have a wonderful ophthalmologist and he did my cataract removals. I am Type 2 Diabetic, and have had Lazic surgery in the past, so he was extra careful with cataract removals. Went great just had my 6 month check up and he says its fantastic. -Wanda WITTEBORT Shukay ('53) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 Our Spring DustStorm newsletter will soon be coming out. The deadline for writing an article and getting it to our Editor, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), is MAY 18TH. All Club 40 members through class of 1974, who have paid their dues, will receive the DustStorm (about the first of June). All of you feel free to send something to Ann!! Everyone who receives a DustStorm enjoys reading about classmates. Even heard from Gordon Pappas, who says he loves it and looks forward to receiving his. Another deadline will be for registering to join us at our September 11th and 12th meeting and social time. That dare is August 28th, and you will have the registration form in the DustStorm to send in by that date. Remember, there are NO WALK INS! This makes it very important for those of you who are members to have your dues paid up. Yearly dues per Bomber are $10 each. This is such a fun time and please don't miss it!! Send dues to our new Treasurer, Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64), at Club 40, P. O. Box 1832, Richland, WA 99354. Kathy's e-mail is kconrad6318@charter.net if there are any questions. She is also keeping up the database on all Club 40 members, so if you have any address, phone or e-mail address changes, please contact Kathy. Feel free to contact me. To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) I had a friend whose last name was Ming and they were not Chinese! They used to have to register with Sears to get on a waiting list for a washer and dryer, or refrigerator. When they would go check on where their name was on the list, it was always on the bottom! They were born in the '20s so this was a long time ago!! To: Joan PHILLIPS Wile ('54) Don't know how I could have missed your birthday on Saturday, when you are always so sweet and send me a card on mine!! I am so sorry, dear friend and I will make it up to you!! When are you coming to Tri-Cities again and joining us for lunch?? -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Norma MYRICK Nunamaker ('54) Maren, You are in my prayers. God Bless you for all you have done for all Bombers. I pray the good Lord will be with you and your doctors. -Norma MYRICK Nunamaker ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Maren, best wishes. Both my sister, Carol ('60), and I had cataract surgery on both eyes but we had the simple surgery. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: message for Maren Hi, I had cataract surgery a few years back on both eyes. No complicating factors. I had to make a choice of lenses and insurance wouldn't pay for an expensive model that would provide both near and far vision. Still each operation took around an hour and recovery was mostly getting over the anesthesia. Results were great, still need to wear reading glasses which is not a problem. I hope it all goes well for you, I encourage you to get a second, third opinion if you are in doubt about the procedure or prognosis. Our thoughts are with you. Good luck. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) Re: Upcoming eye surgery I will be praying for you and your doctor appointment on May 21st. Praying for a good report and an easy surgery with complete healing and restoration of your eye sight. Hugs, -Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Your eye stuff Oh, Maren, Mike and I are thinking and praying for you. We pray you make the right choice for you. We can wait till you heal. God bless, ` `-Mike ('60) and Donna Rice (GMC '63) -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) I also had a cornea transplant in 2001 at UW (Dr. Devon Harrison). You just hold your breath for years and hope that it won't be rejected. I understand that each time you get another one, there is a higher probability of rejection. I had cataract surgery on the "other eye" in 2003. Still holding off on my cornea transplant eye. Can get a clear lens put in during surgery and wear a contact lens for really clear vision or can have a toric type lens put in to correct vision but it is a crap shoot on how well your vision will turn out and they are pretty permanent once put in. It's a big step. (Toric lens not paid for by Medicare either ($1000. extra). They consider it cosmeticsurgery). Maren, you have a lot of other more complex problems with your eyes. Wish you the best. -Duane LEE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Maren Cataract surgery can be a breeze - when I had mine a couple of years ago, he did 18 procedures in one day, yet the staff prepared me very thoroughly and was just as professional as any surgery. Mine included insertion of a special lens called Toric to correct astigmatism. With the extreme care necessary for your situation, it will likely be somewhat less routine. I am praying for you. Regards, ecb3 - from the second gorgeous spring day in a forecast string of four here in central Virginia, and supposed to be unseasonably warm at 80. -Earl BENNETT ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Eyesight Bless you on your fight with your vision, Maren. Many Bombers are sending positive thoughts your way. [Thanks, Bill. Plan to finish "Light On a Distant Hill" before my appointment on the 21st -- just in case. Still looking forward to your next book. -Maren] -Bill SCOTT ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Frank [hubby] just had cataract surgery this past Tuesday. He only needed the left eye done. No cloudiness in the right eye at this time. There really isn't any downtime. From beginning to end, it took about 2-21/2 hours. I don't really remember. The actual surgery was about 20 minutes. Came out with a big ol' bandage on his eye. He is taking 2 kinds of drops 4 times per day. Don't know how long he has to do that. He sees the ophthalmologist this Wednesday for a check up and then again in a month. Only restriction at least until he sees the doctor this week is that he can't lift anything heavy to put stress on his eye. He had all this done thru the V.A. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: nothing lasts forever Back in November, I was wishing a former partner (I use the term loosely as I'll splane) whose b-day is 12 days before mine an HB. She commented that it was a bad time for her to be looking for a job. I inquired and she told me what she could but then said "save all your old Lionel Sawyer & Collins stuff as it may become valuable"... Since I no longer take the paper (which means I pretty much don't go to funerals any more) and don't watch local news, I essentially left it at that. But the other day I got the latest bar mag and instead of casting it in the pile I flipped thru the pages and saw that the former managing partner (my age) and another old friend of mine (a bit younger) had started their own partnership... all of a sudden, a couple of other partnerships I had run into started to make sense... I checked and sure enough, my old firm had dissolved as of January 1, 2015. As I read a few articles I saw a picture of my old Partner/Mentor, Sam Lionel sitting with the managing partner of one of the Phoenix firms that had migrated to Nevada... he too was an old friend of mine but several years younger than I... it was kinda sad to see Sam at 95 working at another firm. I remember back so many years ago as I left to start a firm with another couple of guys... A year before, I had asked one of the guys who was becoming a partner what the "buy in" was... he was not supposed to tell, but he did say that his first year would be over 100K and that was "interest only"... crap... all I could think of was "what the hell do you get for that???!" As the years passed and guys who Sam wouldn't have given the time of day when they were just "lawyers", began to be laterally hired because they were now former Senators and such I saw more and more partners leaving their money and bailing... all I could think of was all that moola for nothing... so now the firm is gone and the shares are worthless (they were always worthless... it's not like you can transfer shares inna law firm)... kinda makes one's stomach turn... I'm sure this has all been very interesting to you all... but it really makes the analogy of the bucket of water and removing one's fist and leaving no trace behind come to life for me... in the end, all we have is our name and reputation to leave and the hope that others remember us fondly... OK OK I know this all sounds a bit morbid and I'm sorry... it wasn't meant to be... Today is a big day for a guy I enjoy greatly and am so glad to have become buds with (sorry ECB3 ['63])... Oh sure he takes flak from Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63) for not making this event or that event... but he is certainly one of the good guys and I'm proud and glad to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Frank WHITESIDE ('63) on your special day, May 4, 2015!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Col-Hi Ladies of '65 Lunch WHEN: Friday, May 8th, 2015 TIME: 12:00--2:00 PM WHERE: Hop-Jack's Restaurant, 2675 Queensgate Blvd, Richland The May "Ladies of '65" Lunch will be this Friday at the new Hop-Jack's Restaurant, which is located in the Vintner Square complex at the intersection of Queensgate and Duportail in south Richland. If you're a Lady Bomber who graduated in 1965, we hope you'll consider joining us! Our 50-Year Reunion is just a few months away, and I'll have information to share with you about our plans. If you'd like to join us, have any questions, or need directions to the restaurant, contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Good luck, Maren! -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David DOUGLAS ('62) Helen CROSS ('62) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti COLE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rance JONES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janni WISE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allison ALTMAN ('00) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Maren, Going from one entry yesterday (which you had to write yourself to have anything at all) to 16 today tells you how to get a large response. But don't do that too often, please. We need you! Best wishes for your surgery. [Talked to a Bomber bud who also has keratoconus AND cataracts. He is going to his eye doc for consultation in just a few days... he'll let me know what his doc says. -Maren] -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Maren, As my husband has several rather severe eye problems and is facing cataract and other eye surgery, we understand the difficulties you are facing. We will be praying for you that you will make the right decisions and come thru it all with good eyesight. with prayers to a fellow Spalding-Col-Hi (with a short diversion for you in Christ the King)... -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Some years back, when I was writing grants for non-profits, I did some work for the Washington Council Of The Blind. I will confess to being absolutely ignorant of all the ways - by nature and by disease - that a person can lose their eyesight. I also gained a very healthy respect for people who find themselves so afflicted. I won't say limited here because the 200+ people I met at their convention were anything but limited. I wish you well my pen-friend. -Ken STALEY ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill BETTENBERG ~ Class of 1958 ~ 1940 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Karen COLE ('55), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara KRAMER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwight BURKE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BOLIN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo BUSTAD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad PUGH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam CORRADO ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim MEEKER ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: cataracts I, too, am going in for cataract surgery ~~ on May 13th. First eye and second to be done later. Along with you, I am a tad nervous. Have retinal thinning and macular degeneration also. Too bad we don't live close, maybe they would let us hold hands, across two tables, for comfort!!! Best wishes to you and Bomber prayers! -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Trust Cinco de Mayo was not overdone; particularly in those regions where such traditions are not known until very recently. One tradition of this date that was not followed, and I apologise for not doing it myself; and that would be wishing Patti COLE ('52) a "Happy Birthday!" [on 5/5] Please accept these belated greetings. There is a Bomber Babe who celebrates such an occasion on this day. She is a fellow classmate; and I don't recall if we "interfaced" back in the day. I kinda think me might have, but that was then. Didn't get a chance to talk to her at the combined Club 40 Annual Meeting and The Class of '54's 60 year reunion. Sorry about that. So, I will now tip the ol' propeller beanie in honor of this joyous occasion and wish Barbara KRAMER ('54) a "Happy Birthday!" -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where there may be some additional snow in the mountains above 3500 feet *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Boo Boo Ok I did it again, forgot to send Patti's ('52) entry yesterday. I didn't forget your birthday [on 5/5], just forgot the "Public" entry. Anyway, Patti "Patootie," I know you had a great day and finally got to open your gifts from your sisters and brother. You are a great big sister even if it took several years for me to realize this. We sure fought a lot when we were kids. HaHa You are such a thoughtful, sweet, kind sister, how come you were such a brat when you were 10? It couldn't have been me!! I'm off to call you and apologize for not being more timely. We love you, -Barb ('50), Karen ('55), Jackie and Judie ('63), John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: friends n brothers n sisters of friends n... ... friends of friends and just being kids from Richland... that's what it's all about... today, I've known one kid since before school... n another kid since before that n another since I was good friends with her sis ('65-RIP) and the hits just keep comin' but there ain't nuthin' like bein' a Richland kid... In fact, the other day I found a t-shirt that said "Richland, where my story began"... I'm a sucker for Richland stuff so I ordered me one... now after fillin' 12 bags of T- shirts a few years back, most with the tags still on 'em, I've been pretty careful of the shirts I buy... but hey... It's Richland... sometimes I think Mary Lou WATKINS '('63) husband, Van, is right about us being a cult... but then when ya come from Hoquiam, I spoze anything over three is a crowd... I mean just look at the turn out in the Sandstorm for Maren ('63&'64), my bestex, when she told of her eye problems... we never travel alone... we travel in groups... I remember in Jr Hi at Chief Jo we used to walk several abreast down the hall... at various times Mr. Barnard (math), Mr, Bernard (science) or both would stop us and give us guff... they would make fun of us for believing we were "different" and point out the fact that we were dressed in what they called our "uniforms" ... that being whatever was the popular style of the week/month or year... the main difference being color... kids, I guess are pretty much the same today except even in our wildest duck tail days no matter how low we wore our pants (pretty much on our hip bones since most of us never had butts) we never wore them so low that almost all of our underwear showed... not sure how some kids can even walk today... but as an old Marine Corps buddy pointed out the other day... every generation seems to have to push their parents as far as they can... music is a sure way to do it... my mom never could get over the use of poetic license in Rock n Roll... she would cringe and say "there's no such thing as a duke of earl" and I could really get her with "red blue jeans"... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh yute! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Myrna BOLIN ('63... keep wearin' those hats, Sweets), Leo BUSTAD ('64) and Brad PUGH ('66... had the first weimaraner I ever saw) on your special day, May 6, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Shirley SHERWOOD ('62), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Corey MORRIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff HARTMAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diana BENNETT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laverne VANDENBERG ('76) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Bill BETTENBERG ('58-RIP) I always considered myself honored to be Bill's friend growing up in Richland. Bill's parents always put up with my quirks!!! One of my favorite memories was Bill's father taking the two of us on a great summer vacation into BC and Alberta, Canada. Banff Chairlift, Jasper, Lake Louise "The Famed Headwaters of the mighty Columbia River" to name a few, of the great places we visited!!! God Speed, Bill. Your Friend, Gus. -Gus KEENEY ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers No matter when you attended Richland/Col-Hi school; or even if you left before graduation, you are welcome! You're invited to join us at the All 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! WHEN: Saturday, May 9, 2014 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) David RIVERS ('65) brought up some fads that were popular when we were kids. They seem pretty harmless when you look at what's going on today. All the young women I see in the hair salons today are absolutely covered in tattoos. Not just the black ones but they look like they have the comics all over their bodies. I see them in sun dresses in the summer and their backs, arms, legs, necks, etc. are covered. But what really freaks me out today are what the kids are doing to their ears. Have you seen that? They are creating huge holes in their earlobes and putting things in those lobes (I guess) to keep them from growing back. What's with that????? What happens when these kids 'grow up' and look for jobs, have kids of their own, etc.? Makes duck tail haircuts, skinny belts, jeans slung somewhat low look pretty tame. -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: My Laptop problems MyComputerWorks.com (MCW) worked on my compter for several houors today (5/6/15) to try to correct some problems I've been having. What the tech told me is that my "spin up" hard drive is getting ready to crash and that I should replace it "now" with a new 500 GB Solid State Hard drive. I'll need to order the new hard drive and wait for a CD with the Win7 operating system to come from MCW... use the computer sparingly in the meantime... can I even do that? MCW will help me get the new solid state hard drive and Win7 operating system installed and they'll also help REinstall all the software... UGH... MIGHT miss a few Sandstorms in the meantime. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Corey MORRIS ('66) It's been a delight to discover the Sandstorm! It's now part of my morning media/coffee blitz. Thank you to all. -Corey MORRIS ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today Don LYALL ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Janet TYLER ('61), Jeanie WALSH ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty BELL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McFALL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis BARR ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug RATHBUN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty DE LA BRETONNE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOGAN ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Maren's Computer Maybe we ought to take up w collection to help fix Maren's computer. -Don LYALL ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Thanks, Don, got the solid state hard drive today (5/7).. Supposed to be here tomorrow. Wonder if the Win7 CD will be here by then. -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Sure hope this makes it in time, what with the impending hard- drive crash. Those are not fun. At any rate, this is the day that we celebrate the birth of one James McKEOWN ('53). The usual rituals will apply. Now, for some reason totally unfathomable to the both of us, we knew each other back in the day. Hey, we even "thesped" together for at least one year. Recently we meet at the Club 40 Annual Meeting. As "they" say, have a good one. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, according to the weather guessers, Mother's Day will be nice, with rain to follow late in the evening and continue for the next few days after. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Janet TYLER ('61) Re: Wishing you the best outcome possible Hi Maren, Hope this reaches you before your computer 'croaks'. I have gotten overwhelmed with "LIFE" recently and was just now catching up with back issues. Sorry to hear of your upcoming eye surgery and accompanying complications. You've received loving, caring messages of hope and I want to add mine. I'll be eager to hear any updates that you chose to share. My thoughts are with you and I'm wishing you the best outcome possible. Janet in Richland (class of '61) -Janet TYLER ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Computer Problems Hi Maren, Sorry to hear about your computer. Do you need any financial assistance to get the one you are looking at? I would be happy to help out. -Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH (Gold Medal Class of '63) Simi Valley, CA where we are having June Gloom Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Thanks, Jeanie... ordered the solid state hard drive today (5/7)... they SAY it'll be here tomorrow. We'll see. Wonder if the Win7 CD will be here by then.. - Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: fond memories It's funny... time, space and dimension are no impediment to the bonds of Richland... after not seeing him since Col-Hi, I am back in touch with my best friend from Spalding... he has been in and out of the hospital since his heart surgery a few weeks ago and now has some sort of infection in his bones!!?... so prayers for Craig DAVIS ('65) are always a good thing... Terry DAVIS ('65) has been hitting baseball games with Gary WEBB ('64) and the Divine Ms. HOFF ('64) for the last few weeks... idle hands and all that... I was just telling an old girlfriend from Oklahoma about our little paper... it started out just checking on her because the news talked about storms near Norman... we haven't seen each other in several years tho we used to see each other all the time... I was on the Board of space Camp and she was the head space cadet in charge... a PhD and quite famous in Oklahoma for her charter schools and contributions to education there... as always, I tell people Richlanders are related and if one of us gets cut, we all bleed... I'm sure everyone I have ever met has heard these stories so many times they run when they see me coming... I know the delinquents know the history of Richland in and out... musta been really boring when HEIDLEBAUH ('65), Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) and I were all together at one time... which was often... today I remember a guy I met on SS and became good buds with over the years... once he and all his old Air Force buddies were having a reunion from their time in Germany... he needed authentic German beer with the ceramic tops so I went to a client and bought all he had... I've known the Bomber-babe forever and always hope to get a chance to see her when I am in Richland... one cool thing about our town... there are only so many places to go so you are bound to see lots of old friends (that are NOT old of course... it's just a figure of speech)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) and Patty de la BRITONE ('65) on your special day, May 8, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Maren, Dang!! First your eyes, now your PC!! Can we as Bombers help with $$$ for the new hard drive? With out you we wouldn't have our Sandstorm!! Thank You & God Bless You for all that you do for Our Beloved Sandstorm!! Bombers Rule Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** END: NOT a Memorial - only INFO today Re: Bob DeSOTO ('67-RIP) Memorial will be May 9, 2015, at 2:00pm at Events at Sunset Event Center (915 Bypass Highway). Celebration of Life following the service at Ray's Golden Lion at 1353 GWWay. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Carol CARSON ('60) Mike BRADY ('61), Donna NELSON ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry LUKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STULL ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Mary BAILEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TEEPLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val TRENT ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Belated Happy Birthday, Jim McKEOWN ('53) If any Bomber birthday should never be forgotten, it's Jim McKEOWN's. Jim has bled green and gold for 80 years?yet he has more than enough of that colorful fluid on tap to last until the good Lord calls him home. You will find Jim at every Club 40 function available. He drives to the Tri-Cities from Sacramento, CA with his beautiful wife, my WSU sorority sister Edna McKeown (NAB, but my class recognized her as an Honorary Bomber at our 50-year Reunion). Public speaker extraordinaire, Jim entertained for a half-hour at Charlie GANT's ('53-RIP) funeral and emceed our 60-year Reunion, held always in conjunction with Club 40. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for being a true friend. Edna treated him at his favorite Italian restaurant on May 8. Bomber cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ in warm, sunny Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: The Darned Computer I agree with those suggesting a fund to compensate Maren for the new hard drive (and if that doesn't work - maybe a new laptop). I'm in for either - - - Maren, can we assist? -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynnwood, WA where the weather will be spectacular all weekend *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Mary Jane BRADY Wagner ('63-RIP) Sad news?My sister, Mary Jane BRADY Wagner ('63-RIP) passed away last night [5/7/15]. About 3 weeks ago she was walking a large dog. The dog jerked quickly and she twisted her legs while trying to control him. As a result, she fractured both legs. They were casted and she was not able to move much. Apparently blood accumulated in her leg due to inactivity and a clot broke off and went into her heart. Mary Jane was the kindest person I ever knew. She had many friends. We will miss her. Life is fragile. -Mike BRADY ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) Driving home from subbing a week in kindergarten I don't know why I thought of what sayings I heard as a child and wondered if we all did like "eat, there are starving people in China" or "if you stick your tongue out, a crow will poop on it" or my uncle said (not to me!) "You sound like a man with a paper butt" and..."You're as worthless as tits on a boar" (maybe to me!!). There were more but can't remember all because I'm relaxing with wine and need to muster up courage to go back into the classroom for 3 more days. And Maren, You just need to increase our donation. I know all who read daily or whatever and whenever will gladly help out. -Donna NELSON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Maren Maren... for those who enjoy paying it forward, what is your mailing address? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) and Gary Brehm (KHS '64) We just mailed a check today to Maren to cover our Sandstorm dues and to help with her computer upgrade. Hope other Bombers will do the same! Thanks again, Maren, for all you do for us. We're also sending thoughts and prayers for your upcoming eye surgery. -Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) and Gary Brehm (KHS '64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Tim SMYTH ('62) Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LOLLIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ANDREWS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: LeeAnne HARDING ('83) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne CHRISTENSEN ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwayne BUSSMAN ('98) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: What's a phone book? I was with my 11 year old granddaughter, Hannah, the other day and mentioned that I was going to look for something in the phone book. She asked "What's a phone book?" My, times are changing and not always for the better. -Tim SMYTH ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Mary Jane BRADY Wagner ('63-RIP) Sad news indeed. I was in Mechanical Drawing class with her, but I don't remember if it was for one or two years. I never saw her again after she graduated. Seems like soon after the Class of 1963 graduation Dan HOOPER ('64-RIP) and I were driving around town goofing off like we did a lot of Saturdays and were in the part of town she lived. We knew the house where she lived although had never been there (at least I hadn't) and decided we would drop in and see her. We stopped and when we knocked on the door her mother (we assume it was her mother) came to the door we asked to see Mary Jane. "Oh, she's not here... she joined the Army." I think both our jaws dropped. It seems like in the last two years a number of people have passed I went to school with, was in the Navy with, worked with, or were related to. Learned a cousin had passed when his funeral card came with a Christmas card from his sister last December. Thing that puzzles me is why he was buried in a National Cemetery. The last time I talked to him he told me he had bought a plot in what is now called "Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery" in Lee's Summit, MO. We have a lot of family buried in that cemetery from the late 1800s until 2005. Some of them are buried near the old outlaw Cole Younger. Interesting thing, for me anyway, is that in his later years Cole Younger lived in Lee's Summit selling headstones. Good chance some of the family's headstones were bought from him. I can think of several possible reasons he was not buried there, but I also thought, maybe it was best to just not bring it up. To: Donna NELSON ('63) I think I always heard it as the "starving people in India." When I was told I had to finish my food because of the starving people in India I would always say, "Well give it them then." Those sayings seem to go into my subconscious and stay there until they are needed, but I do remember one from Navy days. When someone would say "If... ," we had one guy would always say, "If a frog had wings he wouldn't bump his ass so much." Something I have a tendency to do is if I hear a word miss- pronounced in a funny way I file that away in my subconscious and use it. In the '50s there was a TV show where an actress used the word "foo-bert" while wondering why someone would name their child after a nut, and then miss-pronounce it. Hazelnut/Filbert... I only vaguely remember how it was said, but I still call those nuts "foo-berts." To: Maren SMYTH ('63 and '64) Donation is in the mail. It ain't much, but I guess every little bit helps. [Every little big helps, Dennis.. thanks. -Maren] -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ I was taught to respect my elders. It's just getting harder to find them. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Name Game Let's do Lincoln... let's not... I've always thought some people just had cool names from the get go... the Bomber Birthday dude is one of those guys... much as I've always thought Doug. Bart, and Belva LONGMORE ('61, '64, and '66) had cool names... in the delinquents we have Ronnie Defazio (NAB), but his sister's name isn't Laverne... we also have a guy whose name screams out Hockey... Vince Lombardi... or is it baseball... soccer? Oh who cares... anyway... you get the picture... names can be way cool... unless, as with the Tooter, you can't pronounce your name real fast... for some reason that has always been the case with my name... if I try to say it fast I get tongue tied... now I can say it fast if I put "Joseph" in the middle, but I'd never do that because then it sounds like my mom is mad at me... I can't count the times I've heard those three names strung together in a very unpleasant way... but today's guy is one of those guys I've become close to over the years... he has even enriched my music collection a time or two... for which I have been quite grateful... we don't see each other often, but that doesn't stand in the way of our friendship... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Chuck LOLLIS ('64) on your special day, May 10, 2015... and by-the-way... don't try and use a torch to light alla those candles on the cake at once... One cup cake... one candle is sufficient!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) Basketball? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Try FOOTBALL!! HA! You knew that, right? -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Tom VERELLEN ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Donni CLARK ('63), Duane LEE ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill McCUE ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Colleen BROWNE ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob DANA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave DORAN ('72) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) To: Mike BRADY ('61) and Carol BRADY ('60) What a shocker to read about Mary Jane's passing. In my minds eye she is still the dark haired beauty laughing and joking in our neighbors' yard from some few years ago. A treasured memory. My thoughts are for you. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I'm having a miserable time reading after my cataract surgery on my right eye. With my glasses my right eye is so blurry it interferes with my good left eye. To read I have to put a patch over my right eye. If I read very long when I take the patch off I can't get my eyes to coordinate again, since the right eye is too blurry to match the image with my left eye. I had my eye refraction for a new lens last Wednesday. The technician warned me that when the new lens arrives it may magnify what I'm seeing, making it slightly larger than the left eye. It turns out I'm nearsighted in my left eye, but the new lens in my right makes it slightly farsighted. The left eye isn't ready for surgery yet. When I don't wear a patch over my right eye, my brain eventually begins to ignore it, which also makes it hard to coordinate my eyes. My dad had that problem when he was a watchmaker. He used a loop magnifier for his right eye to see the tiny parts he worked with, and eventually his left eye began wandering. The optometrist gave him exercises to do to get them working together again. To: Donna NELSON ('63) I knew it as, "Eat that. Children in China would love to have that to eat." My older brother Walker DOUGLAS ('57) once replied, when he didn't want to eat the crust on his bread, "Why don't we wrap it up and send it to them?" That was probably the last time Mom said it. When I was teaching at Tianjin University in China I liked to show my Audio-Visual class movies with some connection with China. One was the western "High Noon," starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. In it the hotel clerk tells the sheriff's wife (Grace Kelly), "I wouldn't leave town today for all the tea in China." I saw the 2000 remake of the movie, which substituted "all the gold in California." It wasn't the same, especially without the theme song of the original, "Do Not Forsake Me, O My Darlin'". One of the movies I showed that I couldn't find any China connection was "Legally Blonde." When it got to the scene where the girls were getting their nails done as therapy for a disappointment, the class began laughing. I asked, "What's funny about that scene?" "They're (the manicurists) speaking Guangdong Province (as kids we knew it as Canton) dialect." Since the scene took place in southern California, I had assumed they were Hispanic and hadn't paid any attention to what they were saying. To: Tim SMYTH ('62) I had a similar experience when someone from a younger generation asked me how to find a business's phone number. "Call Information." "Call what?" -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Mary Jane BRADY Wagner ('63-RIP) Mary Jane was a dear friend of mine in 8th and 9th grade. We had such fun doing goofy fun things, spending nights together, laughing till all hours, playing card games with her brother Mick and friends. In high-school we were separated and we never seemed to bump into each other much again. But I will always treasure the memories of those jr. high days that I shared with such a fun, sweet friend! This was so sad to hear. I was practically raised with sayings... some that drove messages home! Like... "Marry someone where you know the nickel is coming from"... "Love flies out the window, when poverty comes in the door"... "We don't air our dirty laundry out on the line" ... just to name a few. My favorite one was one my grandma taught me though, "Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck!" To this day if I see a penny laying on the ground I have to pick it up because I loved my grandma So Much and it just gives me a happy memory of her. Sadly some of those other sayings did affect my life in other ways. God bless to all have a great day. It has been so beautiful in the gorge... actually a little warm for Spring, but it is beautiful... the roadies are in bloom along with many other wild flowers and my iris's are so beautiful out there waving their pretty heads! -Donni CLARK Dunphy (the Golden Class of '63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Had to threaten Maren with dire consequences but at last pried her home address out of her. My check is in the mail to defer some of your dedicated expenses. This should be tax deductible since it is to support such a charitable cause. HA!! Thanks so much Maren for all you do and Happy Mother's Day to you from all of us Bombers that you cheer up every day. -Duane LEE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Bomber Girls Gone Wild http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ham/150511-GirlsInPort.jpg Deirdre JOHNSON ('65), Debbie LYONS ('65), and the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy ('65), celebrating Mothers Day at the Terre Dei Dogi In Festa in Portogruaro. They've got two more weeks to make more friends. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today: NONE *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Please publish you home address so we may help with expenses. Thank you, -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Maren Smyth 161 Briant Street Gretna, LA 70056 *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) There was only one thing of note on today's Bomber Calendar; something I feel the public should be warned about: The John Ball Kids are having lunch today. I'm not saying that the cleaning crews should be standing by, but it might be helpful. Oh, yes, on Friday next the Girls of '54 are meeting for lunch at Rosy's; attendance may be taken. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the nice weekend weather is over. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) This is a long shot, I know, but I'm going to ask anyway. I'm looking for the name of a Revolutionary War poem printed in two of our English anthologies either sophomore and junior years or junior and senior I can't remember which two years. The poem satirized the English army, especially the generals. The line I remember in the first book said the general was "in his tent a-snoring." The same line in the second book said the general was "in his tent ........." I couldn't think of anything objectionable about the word 'snoring' that would need censoring. I went to the public library and rummaged through the poetry books until I found the same poem, unedited. You already know what the censored word was, but I was rather nave back then. (If you don't know I find that hard to believe, Bombers are so intelligent e-mail me and I'll tell you.) Anyway, I want to mention the poem in a novel and of course I don't remember the title. Is there anyone out there who either knows or can locate the poem with that line? -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, May 15, 2015 TIME: 12:30 WHERE: Twigs at Columbia Center If you are a lady from the class of '66 please join your other classmates. As I need to confirm the reservations by Wednesday, May 13, please let me know if you will be able to attend ASAP. Thank you so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) All those funny saying brought lots of good memories back! My Grandma Jan would say, "Find a penny pick it up & pass it on, get twice the luck!! Mothers Day was Fantastic! I went with my Mom & sister & her family to my daughter's home in Tumwater. We went to Ocean Shores on Saturday, the weather was very warm & the sun was shining! Momma & I sat in the sun & got some good rays!! Came back with some tan on my legs!! We stopped and got some fresh halibut, salmon, sturgeon! Took home some smoked oysters to hubby. We cooked all the fish, it was very very good, oh don't forget the clam chowder!! It was the best ever Mother's Day! Bombers Rule! Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67!!) P.S. the check is in the mail!! Thanks for all that you have done for The Bombers & Sandstorm!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Carol CARSON ('60) Duane LEE ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STULL ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Gene Waldkoetter (RIP) On April 15, 2015, my dear husband of 61 years went home to the Lord. Though he wasn't a full-fledged Bomber, he was a Bomber through and through. Gene Waldkoetter was the most loving, patient, caring Christian person in the world. He greatly enjoyed driving our daughter Gale ('72) and her friends to out-of-town Bomber ball games. Yes, there is a big void in my heart at the moment, however, he is free from his numerous medical issues. Re: Martha "Markey" LEAROCK Keinath ('51-RIP) Then yesterday I received a phone call from the son of a '51 Bomber, Martha "Markey" LEAROCK Keinath saying that she passed away on May 11th. Markey lived in Newark, Ohio. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Steve CARSON ('58) Re: Puget Sound Bomber Luncheon Puget Sound area Bomber luncheon for anyone in the area: DATE: Saturday, May 30, 2015 TIME: 11:30am PLACE: Scott's Bar and Grill, 8115 Lake Ballinger Way, Edmonds http://www.scottsbarandgrill.com/ RSVP: if you plan to attend so we can reserve enough space. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) There is a new McDonald's going in right across the street from the Spudnut Shop on Williams. Richland now will have four McDonald's. Progress????? I say - bring back Johnny's Delicatessen. -Duane LEE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Jimbeaux's Angels in St. Marks Square http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ham/150513-JimbeauxAngels.jpg -jimbeaux BLOG: http://www.rtn2belpaese.blogspot.com/ -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Glad we have Bomber-babes Wow, a buddy of mine went to an all boys school in Chicago... he said they have never had a reunion and he only has spoken to one of his classmates in 55 years... dang... I honestly can't imagine going to school without Bomber-babes... Of course my view of the entire purpose of going to High School was to meet Bomber-babes and walk them from class to class... oh sure, there were other activities that took up some school time... like rolling pennies down the isle in study hall (that activity ended when they built the "new" school around the class of '65)... and wandering down to the handball court to catch a smoke or two... and I found the daily trip to Zip's at noon a pretty fun activity... and then flirting did take up a good bit of class time... but without bomber-babes I'm afraid only the rolling pennies and smoking would have survived as activities I actively enjoyed... and what about mixers and sock hops... what about Hi-Spot... dang without bomber-babes we'da been relegated to drinking, smoking, fighting neighboring towns and drags... what a dismal existance... As Tommy Steele would have said in his role as Og, in Finian's rainbow; "Doooooom and gloooom!" But thank goodness we did not have to suffer the slings and arrows of no Bomber-babes including today's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peggy STULL ('64) on your special day, May 13, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mary TRIEM ('47), Don LYALL ('52) Marsha GOSLIN ('65), Rick VALENTINE ('68) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claudia STOFFEL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randal SOUTHAM ('82) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Re: Registration for annual bash OK, I have to admit that I am technically challenged == I can't find the link to print out the registration form for the Club40 bash of 2015. Please advise. Thanks, -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Look for the 2015 form in the next DustStorm and the webmaster will get that added to the website "soon". -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) [This SOUNDS like it's from Don's wife, Joann. -Maren] Just wanted you to know about Don Lyall of "52" and his fight with pulmonary fibrosis. He is on very and new powerful medicine that we hope will slow down this disease. Big deal for him is sunburning... Has to wear high dosage of sunblock and long sleeves and gloves but has managed to just peel and keep on trucking. He is quite the guy. -Don LYALL ('52) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Re: $$$$ Hey all you Bombers out there! If a Lion can send Maren a donation to help with her computer problems, certainly more of you who enjoy your daily Sandstorm can help out, too! Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) and I sent our contribution in last week and Maren has already received it and thanked graciously by email. Come on Bombers, let us see your Green and Gold spirit and get on the bandwagon!! -Gary Brehm ('64 KHS) and Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Spokane Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday May, 16, 2015 TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers their families and friends are welcome, the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering, all class years are welcome) Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: This Week I know my WSU Sig Ep cohort in crime Ray STEIN ('64) loves these so here ya go. The date for every day this week can be read the same forwards and backwards. Welcome to palindrome week! 5/10/15 5/11/15 5/12/15 5/13/15 5/14/15 5/15/15 5/16/15 5/17/15 -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in rainy wet Dallas, TX *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bev BRANDT Cook ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim RUSSELL ('58), Louise HARTCORN ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Yvonne LING ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BIRGE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam ROBINSON ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SWAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven McCOLLEY ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) Re: dining in Tri-Cities I'm looking for some input from you local (Tri-City) Bombers. Mid-June, the Grand Lodge of Washington (Masons) will be holding its annual communication at the Three River Convention Center in Kennewick. 20 or so of our delegates and spouses from my Lodge in Seattle always have dinner as a group Saturday evening at these conventions, needing to eat sometime after 5pm and finishing dinner in time to get back to the convention site by 8pm for the installation of next year's officers. I'm looking for a recommendation for a good restaurant that will hold a party of 20-25 for dinner (steak/fish/veggie type menu) in the Tri-Cities, preferably in Kennewick. Cheers, -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) Re: Looking for a book I am looking for the book: "Mara, Daughter of the Nile" by Eloise Jarvis McGraw C 1953. It is for a Bomber friend who will turn 70 this summer. It was her favorite book when we went to Marcus Whitman and it would be a real treat if I could find a copy. -Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Time ta raise a little Hell Awwwwwwwwwright you Bad Kats and Kitties out there, it's the Tooter cummin' acha from high in the sky blastin' twenty-five trillion watts a power with pounds a sounds n stacks a wax... now maybe it's just cuz I been listenin' to Johnny, Waylon, Willie, Kris, Hank III, and David Allen all day, but the Tooter's inna mood to start sumthin'... now I know there's a bomber-babe havin' a birthday and I promise I won't ferget, but I need ta call on alla you Bombers out there to mosey on over by the Bomber-bowl (Sorry Fran but it'll always be Col-Hi and the Bomber Bowl) and check out the Lone Tree on the south side... Now I know in my heart of hearts that nearly every one of you who has made the drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara or visa versa on the PCH has taken a picture of the "lone Cypress"... I mean I got at least 10 myself and sure they pretty much all look alike, me bein' such a fine photographer and all... kinda like how I used to stop at Cholame at the intersection of Hwys 41 and 46 till the nasties totally destroyed the James Dean Memorial... it's just something ya do... now that tree on the PCH ain't doin' nobody no harm and it would never occur me nor anybody else to cut it down... at least I hope not... well the same goes for the Lone Tree at the south end of the bomber Bowl... but it has recently come to my attention that the Federal Gubmint under the auspices of The Bonneville Power Administration has taken it upon itself to determine that the Lone Tree is interfering with power lines on the South Side of the Bomber Bowl... now I have it on the authority of the professional eye of a Prominent Bomber Architect ('65), that the Lone Tree is nowhere near interfering with those power lines and would not be for a good number of years, if ever. Now of course there are ways to prune trees and if Richland ever catches up to the rest of the world, there will be no above ground power lines before the tree gets a whole lot bigger... but in flexing its muscles, the Gubmint has ordered the Richland School District to remove the beautiful, landmark Lone Tree... now if you are wondering how the tree could be a landmark I am willing to testify that it was under the Lone Tree where I first kissed every single girl I ever dated in Richland... now all kidding aside... I assume the Gubmint has a limited easement for its power lines but if the tree ain't doin' no harm it's time for you Bombers to rise up and tell the Gubmint "hell no it won't go!" As Kris would say, we need to beat the devil! Film at 11:00 (I expect to get it tomorrow). Of course, I also need to wish an HB to one of my favorite bomber-babes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn SWAN ('63) on your special day, May 14, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Yvonne LING Deshayes ('75) Re: '75 in '15 ~ 40 Year Reunion Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1586428484948274/ WHEN: July 17 & 18, 2015 FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 ~Golf Tournament Shot Gun Start at 8:30 am $65.00 per person includes cart Horn Rapids Golf Course, 2800 Clubhouse Lane, Richland Purchase lunch after the tournament in the clubhouse ~Social Shilo Inn, 6pm 11pm, $20/person 50 Comstock Street, Richland, WA 99352 Hors d'oeuvres included and cash bar. SATURDAY, July 18, 2015 ~Tour of RHS Tentatively 9:30 am ~ FREE Details to be announced Friday night at Social ~Spudnuts, coffee and OJ will be available ~Buffet Dinner, Cash Bar and Entertainment, $40/person Shilo Inn at 6:30 pm 12 am ~Comedian Brad UPTON ('74) will be performing There is a block of rooms at $99/night available at the Shilo Inn, call 509-946-4661, the rate is good for 3 days before and 3 days after the event. We need advance payment for events you will be attending by July 1st, 2015. There are two ways to pay: ~Mail check: Tina EMMONS Rice - ask Tina for snail address ~PayPal pay Family & Friends, tinaerice@gmail.com. Any questions contact Tina EMMONS Rice or Yvonne LING Deshayes -Yvonne LING Deshayes ('75) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/15 ~ ARMED FORCES DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Ruth MILES ('59), Diane DAVENPORT ('62) Earl BENNETT ('63), Joe FORD ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDANIELS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy KLEINPETER ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here we are at Armed Forces Day. If you know someone who has or is serving in the Armed Forces: Give him or her a hug and a hearty thank you. This may or may not include the Junior Gyrene (AKA Tooter); it would depend if he has come out of his Wolfman mode. If he has, it would be alright to shake his hand and say "Thanks"; if not, run for the nearest exit. I certainly hope the hard-drive issue has been settled as there have been no disruptions in service. The eyeball thing is a different matter entirely. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are claiming our low-pressure systems are creating havoc in the mid-west. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) "Mara, daughter of the Nile" is available at Amazon for $6.99 -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) To:: Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) and others I am a big fan of two used book sellers, http://www.alibris.com/ and http://www.abebooks.com/ to find books. Check out either of these and expect to find what you're looking for at a good price. Still reading after all these years, -Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) ~ Goldendale, WA where spring is definitely under way *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) To: Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) It's available on Amazon for about $3. -Diane DAVENPORT ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re David, David, David - you know better! Driving from Monterey to Santa Barbara (or vice versa), one (or you) would not pass the Lone Cypress or take a picture of it - unless you meant "the Monterey Peninsula" and started or ended at Pebble Beach and paid the entry fee for the 17-Mile Drive (do your remember the breath-taking hole on - I think - the Pebble Beach golf course where the golfers shot over the 17- Mile Drive onto a green nearly surrounded by Pacific Ocean water?). My year at the Defense Language Institute/Foreign Language Center on the Presidio of Monterey (1965-66) included many such drives and picture-taking, even after the toll booths were set up but a lowly A3C/A2C (a few years after I was separated, the Air Force eliminated those ranks because "there are no second-class or third-class Airmen") couldn't afford the toll, so my motorcycle found a short dirt path into the elite residential district above the Presidio that was directly connected to said 17-Mile Drive. Regards, ecb3 - from strolling down a beautiful memory lane while enjoying perfect spring weather in Central Virginia. -Earl BENNETT ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Joe FORD ('63) To:: Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) Re: book: "Mara, Daughter of the Nile" Hi, Louise and everyone; Amazon has a 1985 imprint of Eloise Jarvis McGraw's "Mara, Daughter of the Nile." It's not the 1953 imprint, but it's available for $6.99. Try following this link. Hope this works for you. Warmest regards -Joe FORD ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: nuther wonnerful Bomber-babe Well, so far "The Tree" is still standing... Mr. Tech sent me a DAT file of the tree but I couldn't open it with my limited knowledge of computers...when I have a minute I will figure it out...Shirley Haskins( '66) came to my rescue, however and sent me several pix...thanks kiddo.... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Riv/150516-tree.jpg Thinking of the Bomber Bowl did remind me of how those Roster Pill commercials are getting more and more... uhhhh what's the word... provocative? Now, they show a couple at a football game and say you shouldn't have to stop what you are doing and find a rest room when that "feeling" hits you... so next time you feel some bumping going on next to you in the stands... give em room! Anyway, if you wanna let the Gubmint know you don't want the tree removed call: Craig Fusoral at the BPA at 509 571-7994! So now HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sandy JONES ('65) on your special day, May 16, 2015!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ann BISHOP ('56) Louise HARTCORN ('63) Roy BALLARD ('63) and Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garth WHEELER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betsy FOX ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just as the Armed Forces Day festivities are winding down; it is time for another type of celebration. That's right "kiddies"; it's Birthday Time! Actually, it should be a Bomber Birthday for one particular member of The Class of '54. I knew this guy back in the day. That being said, I hadn't laid eyes on him until The Class celebrated the 60-year reunion last September. Heard that he had turned accountant, oh well, at least he's not a "legal eagle". Nor do I think he had an "Excellent Adventure" with Wayne FISHER ('54). On that somewhat dull note, it's time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and shout "Happy Birthday!" to Garth WHEELER ('54). Keep workin' at it, guy, we'll hit 80 eventually. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather continues. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) With the talk of some of the commercials on T.V., I'm glad I only watch the news on secular T.V.!!! DISH gives me a lot of Christian networks that DON'T assault my eyes, ears or senses! -Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) Re: "Mara, Daughter of the Nile" Thank you for the response to the location of the book, "Mara, Daughter of the Nile". I found the book. As I said I was looking for the book for a friend's 70th birthday. After the plea was put out I heard for Susan KINNEY Wood ('63) who said "Louise, you already gave me that book. Hard copy, cover copyright 1953 and all"! So much for my memory. It turns out that while being a school librarian for my entire career I had run across the book in a school and "borrowed" it for Susan. Happy Birthday June 30 to my dear friend, Susan. -Louise HARTCORN Graversen ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: trees and shrubs. David, the pic that Shirley sent is still there, BUT, the shrubs that were along the fence that borders Lee st. were removed, because the BPA said that they were on their property. Well many years ago the Bomber Boosters, my wife Nancy and I, The Browns (Helen and Norris), The Beckmans, Lemlers, June Neilsen, the Chandlers and quite a few others transported the shrubs from Job's, way out in the blocks, (their new location as of then) brought them to Bomber Bowl and planted all of them, but guess what??????? BPA paid for all of them. And to make matters worse, they have now planted new shrubs inside the fence, where the others were located. -Roy BALLARD ('63) and Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We so damn cool Well, I'd say at least half of us gave info on the daughter of the Nile book... it shall never be lost again... till the next time... .Special thanks to ECB3 ('63) for his helpful directions to the free road to the 17 mile drive and for correcting my fo paw... Earl is good at that and since I hang with his sis ('65) he always knows where to find me on short notice... then again, when he's in town I know he's hangin' with Joe FORD ('63) and the rest of that biker gang... instead biker colors, however, they were bright spandex colors... funny this morning on the way to the delinquents a Mongol passed me wearing what appeared to be brand new colors... I was surprised to see him alone given the friendly relationship between the Mongols and the Angels and was of the misinformed belief that they were not to be on Nevada Highways after the last fight in Laughlin... his bottom rocker simply read "Nevada"... Did you know that before he moved back to Washington, Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) was in the local Hell's Angel's house band? True story! He hadda ball... much as I did back in '68 when the Angels took me in along with a whole bunch of returnees... best crapes I ever had was during that stay... even better than the ones at the old Farmer's Market in L.A... I have two Angel's rings but never wear them out of respect for the rules... ok I put them on at home now and then... my favorite memories are of a little room jam packed full of guys and gals watching "Laugh in" on Monday nights... what a trip... I spoze if you are interested, I've probably covered the "Bomber-Bowl Tree" pretty well and if you ain't interested it's called "overkill" but Beej ('65) sent me his picture which I will enclose to show that the tree is nowhere near the danged power lines... http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/RIV/150517-tree.jpg I did notice however that the tree appears to be of a size that it could have grown from a seed about the time I grageated, so I am afraid my story of the "kissing tree" would be easy to refute... plus I contacted alla Bomber-babes I ever kissed in Richland and both of them denied I had kissed them... actually they asked me who the hell I was and why was I spreading lies about them... nice to be remembered so fondly... also, I remember when I first got a computer, today's Bomber b-day babe was the very first Bomber I ever contacted... I don't remember how I got her email address... saw it somewhere and her address fascinated me so I emailed her and told her I was a Soph when she was a Sr. She responded by asking who the hell I was and... well not quite but close... It reminded me of how insignificant Sophs are in the High School scheme of things... that is unless you are a Bomber-babe and then guys like Jimbeaux ('63) notice you right outa the gate... doesn't work so well for guys, tho I do know a '63 Bomber-babe who dated Terry DAVIS ('65), but my lips are sealed... the highest I could achieve were juniors... ahhhhhhh yute! Not that I wasn't very fond of those juniors (glad I remembered to add that!)... well, the time has come... coo coo ka choo and all that... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Betsy FOX ('63) on your special day, May 17, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Joe ESCHBACH ~ Class of 1972 ~ 1953 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today: Dale ENNOR ('59) Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alice HANTHORN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEENEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry PITMAN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman POWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline STANFIELD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thor CULVERHOUSE ('81) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dale ENNOR ('59) Re: Losing Bombers Is it just my foggy imagination or are we losing fellow Bombers at an abnormal rate? Seems there has been hardly a day the past few months without the daily comments concluding with an obituary... and many of those passing way before their time. While agree getting old isn't for sissies, this has just naturally got to stop. Y' hear! -Dale ENNOR ('59) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Mt. St. Helens - 35 years ago today I posted this photo 10 years ago and went looking for the link; found out that I also posted it five years ago. We had been up quite late the night before. I woke up and seeing how dark it was at first wondered if we had slept all day. Looked out bathroom window of the "B" house and it was dark except at the horizon where it was light, looked out the front door window and again was dark except for the horizon. Got my little "Japanese transistor radio" and only the normal stuff was on; as I started changing stations I hit one that said "... Mt St Helens..." Heard only those words, turned it off and got dressed in a hurry, went outside and a young lady probably high school age came out of one of the houses across the street and said something like, "This is cool, I wonder if it has anything to do with the mountain." A man not too far away said, "Haven't you heard." Ran back in and got my camera. For as dark as it was and how big an area it covered, it is amazing how fast it moved, as I only took four photos. Also, it had to be at least a half hour after the cloud passed and the sun was shinning bright before any ash fell to the ground. If we had not been up so late the night before we probably would have gone to church in Kennewick and I would have no pictures of it. The ash cloud from 1413 McPherson, Richland, WA on May 18, 1980. http://alumnisandstorm.com/Xtra/Ham/150518-StHelens-5-18-80.jpg If I ever find the negative I will rescan it from the negative. It was scanned from a print and I do have a better scanner now. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Lonesome, Ornery, and Mean Well, Roy BALLARD ('63) put the tree thing in perfect perspective... gubmint peoples n other peoples' money... what a waste... but today I ain't got no room fer bein' lonesome, ornery, n mean... well I guess I can always be ornery tho I try not to be mean if I kin help it... but I ain't never lonesome... I mean with all these peoples occupyin' my little pea brain I always got plenty a company... it's the voices that keeps me sane or as Waylon said inna nuther song... "I've always been crazy but its kept me from goin' insane"... and today I gots four good Bomber friends to celebrate... oh by-the-way... Craig DAVIS ('65) has a staph infection that requires him to spend hospital time (a little each day fer antibiotics) for FORTY-FIVE days... arrrrrrrrrgh... stay outa them hospitals if you can... anyway I've known these Bombers (one babe) for a very long time... one since before I wuz say 3 and one was my very first date... I'm hopin' they have wonderful days and weeks and years and and and... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jack KEENEY ('65), Lyman POWELL ('65), Kerry PITMAN ('65), and Caroline STANFIELD ('66) on your special day, May 18, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** ************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Dave SCHNEIDER ('78-RIP) There will be a Celebration of his life on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 3pm at Powers Funeral Home in Sumner, WA. Those attending are requested to wear Cougar colors to the service. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58) Tim SMYTH ('62) Bill SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula FRISTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam EMMONS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan THORNTON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy THORNTON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb BELCHER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David CARSON ('76) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Dale ENNOR ('59) Re: Too Many Bomber Memorials Dale, I agree and will hold up my end. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: May 18, 1980 Mt. St. Helens date easy for me to remember Although I live in upstate NY and also was in 1980, it is easy for me to remember May 18, 1980. I didn't experience the awful effects like most of you did... we had our own eruption. My daughter Erin (Maren's niece) was was born that day to me and my late wife, Terry, and is now 35 years old. Erin has delivered two grandsons to me, 4 and 5 years old. -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ Moreau, NY *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: My book, "The Rail Queen" Fellow Bombers and especially fans of my books: I am excited to announce that my latest novel, "The Rail Queen", has picked up another award! "The Rail Queen" is a finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards in the Historical Fiction category. This is the book's second award. Dang, this is getting exciting. [You can get "The Rail Queen" at Amazon.com - Get the book, read it, and then tell Bill to WRITE MORE BOOKS... Your fans are waitilng, Bill! -Maren] -Bill SCOTT ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan AVERY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENNEDY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne HODGSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CONRAD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carmen MAFFEO ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Mt St Helens eruption When the eruption occurred, my wife Ruth and I were living in Juneau, AK. However, Ruth had flown south to Seattle that day - our daughter in Port Angeles, WA was having complications with the impending birth of a granddaughter. The eruption occurred as her flight approached Seattle, and - as I understand it - her flight was one of the last to "get down" before they temporarily closed SeaTac Int. Airport. Then rental cars weren't available - rental outfits quit renting cars for awhile because they thought the engines would be damaged by volcanic ash. She made it on to Port Angeles via bus. I had taken a day off and was out salmon fishing much of the day so knew nothing of these events till evening. Yakima area arguably had the most fallout of volcanic ash. Ruth's mother's home was covered with it - wheelbarrows full of it were cleaned off the roof, yard, driveway et al. Farmers were worried about crops - but as it turned out, I understand the ash was nutrient rich, and crops were above average for a few years.... Well, Mt. Rainier is probably next - not "if", but just "when". At least that is what an old geology prof friend of mine has said. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ down in Phoenix, AZ for college and high school graduations for two granddaughters *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I would have to agree with those who state that too many Bombers are passing on. But so are lions and tigers and bears (oh my). To say nothing of cougars, huskies and beavers. And I did think it interesting that at someone's celebration of life that participants were requested to wear the Blue and White of the Carmichael Cougars. But not to the point. The point being that yet another member of The Class of '54 is celebrating a birthday today. I think we were near neighbours on Sanford, but I could be wrong. I did know him back in the day, although we did not "hang together". Nay-the-less, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a shout of "Happy Birthday!" is in order for Allan AVERY ('54). Just keep on keepin' on. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather can't seem to make up its mind. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Leoma COLES ('63) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom GRAHAM ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From:Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: St. Helens Lest we forget, Bev WETHERALD ('63-RIP) perished in the Mt. St. Helens eruption. http://alumnisandstorm.com/Obits/pics/RIP63WetheraldBeverly80.htm Best Regards -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Just had an interesting couple in our new store: Koastal Klothes in Lincoln City, OR. They were both graduates of Richland's Columbia High. He graduated in 1949, and she was from the class of '58 I believe. Last name Glen. [Maybe Jim GLENN ('49) and Elaine HAMBLEY Glenn ('53)? -Maren] He mentioned Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) and said he went to the 65 year reunion! It was great visiting with them. If anyone gets down this way, please drop in and say hello!! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR ~ where I'm anxiously waiting for the birth of a new grandson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Leoma, How did you know they were Bombers? You need to start a Bomber Guest Book in your store for Bombers to sign. -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Does anyone know how to contact Lana Joyce CLAYTON ('65)? We're having our 50 year reunion this summer, but we've never had her address in all these years. Several people are hoping to reconnect with her. I don't know her married name, either. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda HESS ('66) '48 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nicole BLOWE ('05) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) To: Tom GRAHAM ('55) Happy Birthday Tom, and hope you have many more. PS I have an old picture of our Pony League team and some day I'll figure out how to get it on here. Frank -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Bomber Baywatch at Bibione http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ham/150522-Baywatch.jpg Debbie LYONS ('65), Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) and the Forever Young and Always Lovely Miss Nancy WICK ('65), again dipping their toes in the Adriatico. -jimbeaux http://www.rtn2belpaese.blogspot.com -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: My Eyes Went to see the "Corneal Transplant Specialist" yesterday (5/21/15). They did all kinds of tests and took many measurements of my eyes. Her advice - after seeing that the vision in my right eye (with a contact lens) is 20/20: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Basically the cataracts aren't currently causing any problem so don't need to be removed "just because they're there". - which, she admitted, could cause a problem with the corneal transplant that was done in 1985. YIPPIE SKIPPIE on my eyes... thanks for all the good Bomber thoughts... Re: Now on to my 'puter... Tech is supposed to be here today (5/22) to install the solid state hard drive... then there's lots of work to be done RE- installing programs, etc... MyComputerWorks.com (MCW) will help with all of that. HOPE I'll be back up and running to do a Sandstorm for 5/23, but IF NOT, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ME... OK? -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 75 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Leoma COLES ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terri ROYCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry MATTHEWS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62) '44 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul FELTS ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From:Leoma COLES ('63) Re: Our new store: Koastal Klothes in Lincoln City, OR Yes, visitors were Maybe Jim GLENN ('49) and Elaine HAMBLEY Glenn ('53). They came back in to see me yesterday. He asked me if my dad was Walter Coles? I told them "Yes". He had worked at Hanford with my dad and remembered a number of things about Dad. Especially that my Dad read a book a day!.. it was a treat talking with them!! Bomber cheers for a great week-end to all this Memorial Day week-end. -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Puter 1st tech started yesterday at 8am... quit/was discharged by MyComputerWorks.com (MCW) at about 10:30am when I called MCW and asked why I was paying $150/hour for him to sit here and do back up that I could have done myself and/or MCS had my stuff backed up. 2nd tech got here about 4:30pm yesterday, installed the new solid state hard drive and then had a problem with (as I understand it) "drivers that wouldn't work*... ANYWAY, he left about 9:30 last night and came back about 8am this morning --- took him till almost noon to get my computer back on the internet, up and running... Still getting the same error messages I was getting before, so needa call MCW again, but for now... BIG PLANS: get the Sandstorm out and then a trip to the grocery store!! -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) What grand news about your eyes! -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today Mike CLOWES ('54) Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, almost all is right with the world. Didn't get to read the Alumni Sandstorm with my morning coffee, but it was available later in the day. And Maren has learned from her opthamologist that she will not have to have her eyeballs totally recalibrated; which has got to be a total relief. Now if we could all understand what it is the Junior Gyrene circum-locutes about in his occasional offerings to this paper, we might be closer to whirled peas in our life-times. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) That's good news about your eyes, Maren. I'm sure everything will work out fine for you with so many Bombers who are pulling for you and sending prayers. It sounds like your computer will be up and running like new, which will make a lot of people who depend on you happy. Best wishes to a special person. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Maxine KIRKLIN Faubion ('48-RIP) Grave side service will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 11am at Sunset Gardens in Richland. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/15 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 1 birthday, 1 anniversary, and 1 Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly BELCHER ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene HORNE & Carol BISHOP ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bob DeSOTO ~ Class of 1967 ~ 1947 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Carol CARSON ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dolores MOODY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cecilia BENNETT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria STEWART ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KOOP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul McNEILL ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From:Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) See, what it is, folks, that when you [make that WE] don't bother to send in stuff to the good ol' Sandstorm; you gets stuff like this. I trust every one has survived the holiday weekend. As long as the grill works, all is good, right? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for 80 degree weather by the coming weekend. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Steve CARSON ('58) Re: Puget Sound Bomber Luncheon Puget Sound area Bomber luncheon for anyone in the area: DATE: Saturday, May 30, 2015 TIME: 11:30am PLACE: Scott's Bar and Grill, 8115 Lake Ballinger Way, Edmonds http://www.scottsbarandgrill.com/ RSVP: if you plan to attend so we can reserve enough space. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Gene HORNE ('57) & Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) Happy anniversary to you, Carol and Gene!! Wow, you are closer to 60 years than we are 50!! Bomber Cheers and Blessings! -Helen ('62) and (nab) Warren -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A Richland Tale B-day bomber-babe: "Hey, mom, can I go out and play?" Mysterious Voice: "The question is not whether you have the ability to go out and play; the question is do you have Mom's permission!" B-day Babe: "Mom, he's doing it again and he's bigger than me!" Mysterious Voice: "He is not bigger than me. He is bigger than I." B-day Babe: "Never mind, Mom, there is a huge dust storm and I don't wanna go out n play any more"... and there you have it folks...the Story of how our Bomber Birthday-babe became the Wild Child we all have come to know and love... Thanks ecb3 ('63) for helping to make her the cool Babe she is!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cecilia BENNETT ('65) on your special day, May 26, 2015... See ya inna month or so!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to Cecilia BENNETT McCartney ('65). I know David RIVERS ('65) will be wishing her the same. Best wishes and I hope you have a great B Day. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in rain fludded Dallas, TX *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Carl BELL ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOYD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PERL ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I would like to take this moment to clarify that the comment [5/26 Sandstorm] in brackets [] was not mine; although I have been known to use parenthetical comments (and taken to task for some of them). [brackets [] are for the EDITOR! -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: David RIVERS ('65) Yes, Mom's grammar was pretty good, and correctively applied as necessary. Happy Birthday, Sis - sent your egreet in time. Regards, ecb3 - from picture perfect late spring in central Virginia; feels like it could be an overly warm summer coming. -Earl BENNETT ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>George BROWNING ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1933 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bob & Roberta GROUT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HOWARD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tracy WRIGHT ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori LYSO ('78) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Happy Birthday ..to the guy who always acknowledges our classmates' birthdays, Mike Clowes AKA '54!! You are sharing your birthday with my eldest daughter who is turning 60 today!!! She won't mind! Next year you will have your next milestone at the ripe "old" age of 80!! Have fun this year!! Us 1936 born Bombers still plan to get together for dinner sometime in 2016!! Re: Club 40 DustStorm Looks like we will be folding and mailing the DustStorm from Club 40 first of next week. It is at the printers now and after labels are completed Friday, should have an exact day to fold. Re: Facebook Club 40 is now on Facebook!! For those of you who are computer savvy, and are on Facebook, look up "Richland Club 40" and "like", so you can read all the news as it comes out about Club 40. Facebook keeps me connected to all my girls, grandkids and special friends and now am happy it will keep me connected to my school friends. Look forward to seeing everyone in September for our annual get together in Richland. Re: Maren's Eyes Good news, Maren about the care of your eyes. I haven't had to go through cataracts or anything yet, so happy yours are getting better. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it will hit 90 this weekend!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Warrior Yearbooks Missing a Warrior? I have one each of the following yearbooks to give away 1963 Warrior 1964 Warrior 1966 Warrior 1970 Warrior Limit 1 per individual (;-) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Tim CALDWELL ~ Class of 1971 ~ 1953 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERARD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SHERWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce BROWN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DALE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha HOPFINGER ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Happy B'day Mike [on 5/28] Mike CLOWES ('54), AKA! Wow!! You are old ... However, you still have another year to enter the eighties with me. Good news, you are in the last year of the seventies. Middle age. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dave SCHNEIDER ~ Class of 1978 ~ 1960 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy NIELD ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri SCHUCHART ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It has happened again; another Bomber Babe celebrates her 21st birthday today. I have known her since 9th grade at Carmichael. Come to think of it, most of the Bomber Babes I know, were also in the 9th grade at Carmichael. I didn't know any Bomber Babes from Chief Joseph until they became sophomores cuz when I wuz in 9th grade there was no Chief Joseph (at least not a completed building). Beside the point. At this time I will tip the ol' propeller beanie and wish a very "Happy Birthday!" to fellow class person Judy NIELD ('54). To: Dick McCOY ('44/'45/'02) I will probably never reach your status of being older than dirt; but I think I am in my last year as an apprentice "dirty old man". -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather may be wet next week *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) To: Larry HARROLD ('56) Hope you had a happy birthday yesterday, Larry, and have many more. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Re: Mary Jane BRADY Wagner ('63-RIP) Mary Jane's obit will be in the Seattle Times this Sunday, May 31. -Mike BRADY ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mary Jane BRADY Wagner ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 update ..watch for the 2015 Spring DustStorm soon. We will be folding and mailing the newsletter on June 4th. WHAT: DustStorm Folding and Mailing DATE: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 TIME: 1pm WHERE: 3 Margaritas in Richland We'll be at Three Margaritas at 1 PM, in Richland, for those of you who would like to help. We will be tempted to drink the Margaritas that our dear classmate, Roger McCLELLAN ('54) offered to pay for, but we will have to stick to the soda and maybe iced tea or lemonade!! Thanks, Roger for thinking of us!! Hope all our Club 40 buddies get the registration form in ASAP and be sure to meet the deadline of August 28th and remember that there is a 300 person capacity at the Red Lion-Richland. There will be discounted rooms under our "Club 40" name. Look forward to seeing everyone!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54), Club40 Prez ~ Pasco such beautiful weather these days in the Tri-Cities!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2015 ~ June, 2015