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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ June, 2015
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/01/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Derrith PERSONS ('60) Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen FOLEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LLEWELLYN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn ROE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John GILE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon LINDBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta LAWRENCE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry STEICHEN ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Back tracking a bit: In March, 2 vans of us (18 all together, including the drivers) went to Spokane on a day trip to see one of the "Broadway's Best", musicals, Camelot. There were 6 Richland Bombers--Roy and Pat Gier West (both '49), Ginger WARFORD ('55) and 2 others from '54 whose names I don't remember. The show was great and we ate delicious food at Anthony's, overlooking Spokane Falls. Wonderful! This trip was through Richland and Pasco Parks and Rec. Progress continues on the new Lewis and Clark school. Landscaping is completed on the Jadwin side with lots of concrete and black top on the Downing side. They managed to save some of the old trees, which I think is nice. I've been told the old building will be torn down. The move apparently starts as soon as school gets out for the summer. New construction going on at Jason Lee on the Van Giesen side. Not sure what that is all about--looks like maybe "permanent" portables??? Surely not! The "M" Hotel is up and running again. Lots of cars parked there so maybe business is good. I guess Sterling's on GWWay won the battle with City Hall to build closer to the River, on their same lot. Good for them! Yesterday (5/30) I went to Malley's Pharmacy up on GWWay and the sign is gone. Other stuff being sold. Now I wonder where I'll get the Methyl-Guard my Neurologist recommends. They close at 1:00 on Saturdays, so I don't know if they still carry that product. Seems to me I heard that Densow's pharmacy has closed. This morning I took my sister-in-law (NAB) to the Library to check out more audio books and they don't open until 1 pm on Sundays and are closed on Sunday in the summer. Looked online and didn't see a clarification. Is it Summer, yet? Weather-wise, yes. Per calendar, no. I'm sure this is not all I had in mind, but will close for now. Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in hotter and hotter Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: for prayer no tears... last Monday my sons took me to Kadlec where I woke up Tuesday... alarms on my bed... my sodium level was down to 118 not good... over the next few days my sodium was built up to 135. An MRI was done cancer was found in my brain. At least 30 marbles which will take 15 treatments. I have had 3 already. my redeemer lives! I am so happy that I have all you all who pray for me. I am going through radiation at this time not fun but doable (if that's a word) I had wanted to help with our class reunion and yet I will still do what I can.. I do want to be there. I am going to try to be there for the lunch on the 6th. I am not driving yet. That will come. While in hospital they wanted me to use a walker... I did pick it up and walked with it... I got out of Kadlec on Thursday... rapid heart beat sent me back until 11 something... pm. please continue to pray for me... I thank my God for those who pray... may God bless each and every one of you... -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) ~ Kennewick *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch Social LEASE JOIN US!!! WHEN: Saturday, June 6, 2015 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Beaches Restaurant on the Columbia River 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive - Vancouver, WA 98661 Located just one mile east of I-5 on Highway 14. Take Exit #1 - Drive straight to the river and into the parking lot. It's very easy to find. ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. We have reservations in the SHACK room to the west side of the restaurant. Sorry, this area is closed to minors. PLEASE RSVP to: or phone 360-574-1963 -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Buon Compleanno a Carolyn ROE DeJong ('63) We hope LaMont takes you to Farrells and they let you play the Base Drum. -Nancy & jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ahhhhhh that time again It seems VERY strange to me that the class of '63 is turning 70 already... kinda makes my head spin... I was sure that they just grageated the other day... but for me the other day can be two days ago or 50 years ago... time has no true dimension for me... it just is... the other day someone posted a picture... actually two pictures on face book... one was some older babes and the other was high school girls and the caption read something about how to each other we haven't changed at all... that's the way I feel about the B-day Bomber-babe... it's funny how I look at my friends and see that tho we have NEVER grown up... we have hanged in some ways... I enjoy the way I feel great respect and am so very proud of who we have each become... not "what" we became like as in what we have done for a living... that stopped being important about our 25 year reunion and I assume it was the same for most of us... at that point we just became the friends we were inna olden days... I always say we kinda reverted back to third grade or maybe even kinnygarden... no more I have, I am, I did... but just kinda "hey wanna go play on the dike and drink water outa somebody's hose when we get thirsty"... the Bomber-babe is one side of a couple that I cherish greatly... always thoughtful... surprising me with cards now and again from the North Shore and just always being the kind of people we all hoped we would be when we... uhhhhhhhh... got a little older... not that she isn't every bit the babe she was in school... of course she is... Bomber-babes Rule! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carolyn ROE ('63) on your special day, June 1, 2015!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS Softball takes 2nd in State Congratulations to the RHS Softball team which took 2nd in State at Spokane's Merkel Sports Complex on Saturday. The Bombers knocked off Battle Ground 5-4 and Yelm 13-10 in Friday's games, setting up the semi-final against 2012 champion Woodinville. They beat the nationally ranked Woodinville by a score of 9-7. Then lost to Tahoma in the Championship game by a score of 9-1 taking 2nd place. Re: Rainbow After visiting Einan's at Sunset on Memorial Day we witnessed this beautiful sky with a rainbow over the Columbia River about 8:30 pm. Our weather has been in the 90s but is expected to cool down to the high 70s on Tuesday. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Carol CONVERSE ('64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick REED ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil McCARTNEY ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy GUINN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry FELDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria MINARD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori SIMPSON ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2015 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Rainbow Shirley, you need to send your rainbow picture to KNDURightNow. He would love to see this and probably put it on the weather. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick love the weather we're having in the TC. I do have to wait until it cools down to take my walks though. Today is the first day of irrigating the grass on the new restriction. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: this and that To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I looked up Malley's online that lead me to their facebook page. Right now the Malley's sign is down because they are remodeling the storefront after someone drove through the front windows last year. They are still open as near as I can tell from that site. I heard the old Lewis and Clark will come down shortly, after school is out. The old Marcus Whitman will also come down when they start building a new school on the same site. The kids while construction is going on will be bused to the old Sacy and the current Sacy students will remain in their fairly new school so there will be 2 groups of kids in adjoining schools for the next school year. The construction at Jason Lee is a new alternative school (not part of Jason Lee) and will open in August. I had read Densow's will still be open -- just not the pharmacy part. I hadn't heard about Malley's as the head pharmacist graduated with my niece in '95 and came home to start her practice. She started elsewhere but when Malley's became available she purchased it is my understanding. On another note-I participated in the Relay for Life Friday 6pm until Saturday at noon. I stayed awake all night, didn't walk all night obviously but didn't sleep either. I was almost afraid to get down on the ground in my sleeping bag, thought I may not be able to get up and didn't need that. I raised just under $1,300. and had a blast. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Carol CARSON ('60) David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty, Delta day.. BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick MIKULECKY ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan VANDENBERG ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) The WSU Athletic Hall of Fame just named Rex DAVIS ('49) to be in the 2015 class of inductees. A ceremony will take place at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane on September 18th. On September 19th, at a home football game, Rex will be introduced along with others at half time. Rex coached gymnastics at WSU from 1966-'68 and tennis from 1967-'94 at Washington State University. His athlete students had the highest graduation rate in school history. Center court at the WSU outdoor tennis center is named in his honor. Rex is a graduate of WSU, where he lettered in gymnastics. While Rex was stationed in Korea during the end of the war, he learned to play and teach tennis. That was the beginning of his 39 years of coaching at Richland High School and WSU. While at WSU, Rex coached both women and men's tennis for a time, finishing his career coaching only the men's teams until he retired in 1994. He is one of only 5 Cougar coaches to attend and graduate from WSU, win an athletic award, return to WSU as a coach and retire as a coach from the WSU athletic department. During his retirement years, Rex volunteered his time to help with the Pullman High School tennis teams and plays tennis often. CONGRATULATIONS, REX DAVIS!! -Richard ROBERTS ('49) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Puget Sound Luncheon The eight of us had a great time visiting at the Puget Sound Luncheon on Saturday, May 30. We covered lots of subjects including David DOUGLAS' ('62) old girlfrends, some of the teachers we had in common and lamented the fact that things aren't the same for the new generations. However, we all have very fond memories and look forward to meeting again in September. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) and ~ Steve CARSON ('58) ~ Lynnwood, WA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: wow time flies Where did yesterday go? I know I was running my buns off trying to make sure the car was ready for the first trip of the summer and I know I got up way early this morning and did the same thing... but when did the date change??????????? Oh I'll bet it was at midnight... sure I think it happens ever day... well I only hope I've made the publishing deadline for this birthday wish to a favorite Bomber-babe; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sue VANDENBERG ('65) on your special day, June 3, 2015!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Bob CROSS ('62) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally REES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen MILLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather RYANNE ('92) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: Rex DAVIS ('49) Congratulations, Rex! Induction into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame is such a great recognition of your accomplishments. You are/were so much more than "just" a teacher of Athletics... that your students had such a high rate of college completion is testament to the fact that you taught and influenced the "whole person". Re: Malley's To Betti AVANT ('69) Thank you, Betti, for the info on Malley's and the construction going on at Jason Lee School. You are really on top of things! Hope to see you at the next "All Bomber Lunch" at DJ's. Maren suggested the internet for buying the Methyl-Guard. It is on its way. Boohoo--checked the Rainier cherries a few days ago and they are wormy. They look sooo delicious hanging on the tree. Shucks... I sprayed but maybe my timing was off? I don't know, guess I'll try again next year. Oh gosh! I just looked out the front window and there is a truck with huge rolls of sod for more Lewis & Clark landscaping. Progress! -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) To: Rex DAVIS ('49) Congratulation, Rex! You have always been a Hall of Fame coach in our eyes. Well deserved! -Bob CROSS ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I'd just like to add my Congratulations to Rex DAVIS ('49) on his induction to the WSU Hall of Fame... couldn't be more deserved. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 death notice: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54), Janet FORBY ('60) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb GORE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard RUSHWORTH ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) For Maren: Re: A Brief Personal History of Missiles and Dancing circa 1945-2015 Thanks Maren, for the 1951 Dance Recital Program link It brought back many memories. Just think, around 1950-'51 the Korean War started, just a few years after WWII ended. Nike missiles decorated the desert mountains surrounding our home town. The missiles promised Hanford and Richland protection, however the young, handsome soldiers of the U.S. Army which manned those missiles did not... according to my father, Jim Clatworthy. Thanks to my two strong brothers, Jimmy ('46) and Bobby ('51-RIP), I erred not. Then, Atomic energy was the new "marvel" promising the world an unlimited supply of energy for the future. The history of this promise was documented, thanks to another new "marvel"of the time, Television. It was both a scary and wonderful time in which to live. Times haven't changed much have they? I will be 80 years old in September but it seems like yesterday that Jan BARKER ('55-RIP) and others danced with me in Jean Smiset's recitals to great songs like; "Nola", "Mexican Hat Dance", "Heart Aches", "Louisiana Hayride", "Hungarian Folk Dance", "Copen degas" and "Night and Day"... probably several more that I have forgotten. Later I danced at the Jane Johnston School of Dance after Jean Smiset retired. By then I was married to my Hi-School sweetheart, Ray WEYERTS ('53-RIP) and had one child. I worked for Janie the year she did "The Little Mermaid Ballet" for recital. I danced the parts of "Queen of the Dark Waters", the "Mermaid" (the dry one) and was a tap dancing "Sea Urchin" of some sort. When Ray and I moved to Seattle in 1958, we each attended the University of Washington. He graduated in 1961 and with two kids I took my time and did the same in 1968. I taught school and Ray was Senior Designer for Westin hotels. In our spare time we took ballroom dancing lessons. We enjoyed dancing three nights a week for many years. Needless to say, after Ray's accidental death in 1991 I was without the love of my life and dancing ended for a long time. As time passed I rediscovered solo dancing. Today I do Zumba Gold (for those over 55) two times a week and line dancing one night a week. I'll dance as long as I can walk and then, if necessary, I'll dream of Margo Fonteyn and Ruddy Nureyev dancing "Romeo and Juliet" at the Seattle Opera House. One day, I'll catch up with my handsome ballroom dancing partner in the greatest ballroom of all. Boy, I can hardly wait! Life is Good because God sent His Son... -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Fort Valley VA still chillin' in the 60s **************************************************************** **************************************************************** >>From: Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) Re: '60 YARD SALE WHEN: Friday, 6/12 and Saturday, 6/13 TIME: 8am to 3:pm WHERE: 5521 Sylvester, Pasco (Corner of Road 55 and Sylvester) CONTACT: Judy JASCHEK Smith or Christine ROMANELLI DeVilleneuve DONATIONS: to Christine's Home WHEN: Monday, 6/8 thru Thursday, 6/11 TIME: 10am until 5pm The Class of 1960 is holding a Yard Sale The Class of 1960 is holding a Yard Sale Friday, 6/12 and Saturday 6/13 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, to raise funds for our 55 year reunion activities. (It was voted to donate the funds remaining in the treasury from the 50 year reunion to the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in memory of Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP).) Yard Sale location 5521 Sylvester, Pasco. (Corner of Road 55 and Sylvester) This is the residence of Christine ROMANELLI DeVilleneuve. Great location and easy to find. Judy JASCHEK Smith and Christine ROMANELLI are the chief players in this endeavor. (Thank you Judy and Christine) Donation sale items can be brought to Christine's home beginning Monday, June 8 thru Thursday, June 11, from 10am until 5pm. Someone will be at home during this time period to show you where to place them. They are setting up a storage area in the back yard. Items should be pre-priced. If not, it will be sold for a best-guess amount. Suggested items for the sale are household things, dishes, books, shoes, men and women's clothing, children's clothing and toys. Many of you are "down- sizing" and we could use your "stuff". This is a good place to bring those things you know you will never use again. Unsold items will be donated to charity. We need helpers during the sale times. There are many positions available (some that allow you to sit down or just walk around, keeping order to the sale tables, etc. What ever time you have to help will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Judy or Christine if you have questions. Tables are needed to set things on for display. Your name should be on the table somewhere so we know who it belongs to. Tarps are also needed to keep items covered before the sale. If our sale is successful beyond our expectations, and our 55 year reunion attendance is such that we have seed money for our 60 year reunion and a small surplus in our treasury, we plan to gift funds to RHS to assist students to participate in special projects and programs. -Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Rex DAVIS ('49) Just another note of congratulations and a remembrance of Rex DAVIS' ('49) gymnastics and tennis lore, on his induction into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. He and his wife started out at Lewis & Clark elementary school in the mid 1950s, as the PE teacher and the music teacher. But along came the budget cuts and one would have to go. Not so fast. No gymnastics points for any dismount. Instead, together they did the double half-time maneuver and we students kept them both. What's that tennis expression? Oh yeah: "Love". -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Malley's Malley's has been remodeling since last summer when a lady lost control of her car and drove through the front windows of the business. They are open, and I purchase my Methyl-Guard Plus there. (See two attached pictures.) Re: Construction at Jason Lee The construction on the big open area of the playground on the south side of Jason Lee on the Van Giesen side will be the new home of the Home-Link School. Re: Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea and Marcus Whitman Grade Schools The last day of school for Richland will be Wednesday, June 10. As one of our daughters is a teacher at Lewis and Clark, she told us that they have to be completely out of the current building by June 12. The Richland Police Department Bomb Squad will be using the old school for practice, and then the school will be demolished. The new two-story school located on the east side of the current school will be open this fall. Sacajawea is also in the process of moving to its new two-story school northeast of its current location in the fall. The current school will be used by the Marcus Whitman staff and students for one year, as Marcus Whitman will be demolished with a two-story school to be built on the current school property. I believe they will stagger the start and dismissal times for Marcus Whitman and Sacajawea in the attempt to avoid congestion. Re: High School Graduates Congratulations to the RHS and HHS students graduating Friday night, among them our great-niece, Abby PERRYMAN, from RHS. Abby is the daughter of Erin HASKINS Perryman ('86) and Jimmy PERRYMAN ('86); and the granddaughter of Byrne HASKINS ('65) and Andi BISCHOFF Perkins ('66). Re: Rex DAVIS ('49) Our best wishes and congratulations to Rex on his induction into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame in September. This is a very well deserved honor for Rex!!! Peace to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where our temperatures are warming up to the high 90s and possibly reach the 100s this next week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Death Notice >>from: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Jim COLLINGS ('62-RIP) With deep sadness I wanted you to know that my brother, Jim passed away on May 21, 2015, at his home in Lone Tree, CO after a two month-battle with pancreatic cancer. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Nola DAVEY ('56) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Candi LLOYD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas FRASER ('78) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave TAFF ('56) & Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike MURRAY and Betsy COFFMAN ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) Re: "Nola" My mother named me after the song, "Nola". It wasn't until many years later, I discovered it had words. -Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Shirley COLLiNGS Haskins ('66) Re: Jim COLLINGS ('62-RIP) My condolences with Jim's passing. I remember him being very kind in ot making me feel bad about my poor math skills in class. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jon CLAYPOOL ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda SEATON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keva VAUGHN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MANLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie HUTTON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug STRAND ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY today: Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Nola ('56) Re: Song "Nola" Thanks for the link to Billy William's song "Nola" it was fun to hear it with words. OH Yeah! -Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ Ft. Valley VA It warmed up today! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) To: Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) Re: "Nola" Thanks for your writeup about your name and for providing the links to both the instrumental and vocal renditions of "Nola." That was one of my parents' favorites tunes, and I remember they often played the Billy Williams record that had it.... Whenever I hear it played on the radio (usually on Sirius) it makes me smile and brings back happy memories. Now, thanks to you, I can click on the links your provided and listen to it on my computer or IPad.. Re: '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, June 12, 2015 TIME: Noon WHERE: Outback Steakhouse, 6819 W Canal Drive, Kennewick Can you believe it's June already?!! Local high schools have had their Graduation ceremonies, and this next week is the final week of classes for most of the local grade schools, middle and high schools! The "Ladies of '65" will celebrate the beginning of the "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" by getting together for Lunch next Friday at the Outback Steakhouse in Kennewick. There's sure to be lots of good food, news/gossip, and discussion/updates on our upcoming 50-Year Reunion this August! If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Markey LEAROCK Keinath ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1932 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Tim SMYTH ('62) Kurt JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darvis BERGAM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JANCOVIC ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dyanna COOK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gaylinn WRIGHT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia EHINGER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita LANE ('71) '53 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert EVANS ('89) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Jim COLLINGS ('62-RIP) I have very fond Col-Hi memories of Jim and chatted with him quite a bit at our 50 year reunion. He was a very nice person and will be missed by his friends and family, I'm sure. -Tim SMYTH ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Kurt JOHNSON ('63) Re: Lunch in Gretna, LA Sherri ('63) and I enjoyed lunch with Maren a few days ago as we wound up a visit to the [Mississippi] Gulf Coast. We gathered at one of the local spots that make you feel like you've been there before. Bomberville musings and time well spent. Plus, an easy order for the kitchen. We all like a good Reuben. -Kurt JOHNSON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim COLLINGS ~ Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BISHOP ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat MURPHY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally BENNETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dennis HASKINS & Shirley COLLINGS ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Fast times at Ridgemont High Don't know if I have ever seen the movie but I love the title... much like Frank Zappa's Memories of El Monte (tho I do love that by the Penquins) it just oooozes our memories of Richland... There are very, very few things I love nearly as much as my trips home... but the Rat Fink Reunion is one of them... every year, 100s of Finksters head for the Roth (Big Daddy Ed Roth) House in Manti, Utah... Kenny and Jennifer DAME ('68/NAB but is in spirit) got the opportunity to share the fun with us for a day this year... tho they were on a schedule, I did manage to introduce them to most of the artists (many more that once... ok so I'm getting old) and they were able to see the museum and finale car show, tho the tour of the house will hafta wait till next year... My daughter, Sarah, made her second visit by popular demand of Finkland and a great desire on her part (photo of us on our way enclosed)... the only way to describe it is as a "Famblie Reunion" only one at which everyone likes everyone... no grudges and no egos... just pure fun... some of these kats and kitties are famous for their work world wide... but everyone is equal at the reunion... Ilene Roth and her famblie make us all welcome... we are fed and looked after at every turn... this year we had 70 artists make the trip from all over the US and Canada... for a better look check out my face book page... Jen and Ken were welcomed as new famblie members outa the gate and managed to collect some nice memorabilia... if you have never been to a Rat Fink Reunion you have no idea what you are missing... this was our thirteenth at the Roth house... Ed started it as a Christmas Party for the artists back inna day in L.A... but when he passed Ilene moved it to the house and Moon (nka Moon Eyes) took over and continued the Christmas event which is pretty darned awesome in it's own right... Chico makes a point of thanking every single vendor personally as the show comes a close... The moment I leave the motel at Manti, I experience a home sickness that, previously, I only experienced when leaving Richland... well, after the L.A. Roadster Show the weekend of the 19th... next stop Richland and Cool Desert Nights (CDNs)... For alla '65ers out there: if you have an idea of where to have the Saturday party lemme know... it is getting close... Brian JOHNSON ('65) and Shirley COLLINGS ('66) advised me that the "kissing tree" will remain in place and only pruning will be required... I am sorry for the Collings' family's loss of brother Jim ('62-RIP)... Speaking of loss... today I remember the birth of a favorite Bomber-babe... tho I was in her sister, Nina's class ('65), this babe and I became very close friends over the years... she is missed but always in our hearts... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti JONES ('60 RIP) on your special day, June 9, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Tree in Bomber Bowl After speaking with Craig Fusoral with the BPA I found that David RIVERS' ('65) favorite tree will remain in its current location after only being trimmed. Re: Jim COLLINGS ('62-RIP) Thank you to all who have written in the Sandstorm, sent me emails or cards regarding the passing of my brother, Jim. I appreciate hearing your memories and stories. Jimmie was a wonderful man who will be deeply missed by many. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a scorching Richland where temperatures have been hitting 100 for a few days ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Roy BALLARD ('63) Class of '75 Reunion stuff BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie STEEBER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lee LESTER ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: for sale Looking to sell my '68 RS/SS 396, 375 hp with a muncie close ratio 4-speed. This car has been completely restored. Original paint color, hounds tooth interior. If interested email me. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Could you please run this again? Thanks Yvonne Richland High School Class of 1975 40th Reunion July 17 & 18, 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), George BRINKMAN ('60) Janet FORBY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay BUTLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene MINARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay SITTIG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Hanford Tours Yesterday [my wife] Ruth [NAB} and I went on the B Reactor tour here in Richland, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest on what "went on" here during WW II and beyond. The tour, provided by Dept. of Energy folks here, is very well done. It starts with a brief video and briefing at their tour site (off Horn Rapids Road), then a bus tour on a comfortable tour bus out to the B reactor for about a 2 1/2 facility tour that features several talks by docents, self-guided tour opportunities, etc. The bus tour continues in an informative circle through the site, showing the locations of all 9 reactors, other buildings and sites, a distant view of the vitrification plant under construction, the locations of Hanford and White Bluffs. Tour is narrated by a guide through the trip, which takes about 4 1/2 hours start to finish. Tours are by reservation only, and fill up quickly each year. However, there are often cancellations and seats available on short notice if you live locally or are here in the Tri-Cities for a few days. A new tour has been added that is more oriented toward prewar history and the communities that existed before 1942. Site info is available at scroll down the page till you see "Hanford Site Tours:" and click the "new URL" (which is the same as the URL above. Weird): Seems to me a couple of our alumni (brothers) had a hand in preserving the B reactor site. If so, my hat is off to them! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in blistering hot Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: George BRINKMAN ('60) Is there going to be a 55 year reunion for the Class of 1960 this summer? [Check out all the reunions on and you will see that the Class of '60 IS having some kind of activity in conjunction with the Club40 Shindig this September. -Maren] -George BRINKMAN ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) Re: '60 Yard Sale (Fund Raiser) This Friday and Saturday Class of 1960 Fund Raiser for our 55 year reunion afternoon WHEN: Friday 6/12 and Saturday 6/13 WHERE: Home of Christine ROMANELLI De Villeneuve ('60) ADDRESS: Email me for address. Please bring your donations before the sale, we need MORE STUFF. Come "buy" and visit. I'm helping Friday. See you then. -Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: slow outa the gate Today so I guess I'll hafta keep it short to make the publishing time... being in Utah made me think of regional differences... I remember many kids being enamored with the sauce they had at the Arctic Circle when it was across from The Uptown... In Utah, that sauce is served at all burger joints and they just call it French fry sauce... Much like Richland kids and their French fries and tarter... when I went into the Marine Corps I realized I didn't like catsup on fries so I started using mayo... still do unless tarter is available... so it's time for another Bomber-babe from the Gold Medal class to celebrate... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kay SITTIG ('63) on your special day, June 11, 2015!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Margaret EHRIG ('61) and Betti AVANT ('69) Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SHEELEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FOWLER ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Betti AVANT ('69) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Judy WILLOX ('61) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers We've faced 100 degree weather already and it is only June. Let's hope the weather breaks before the weekend. Come join us his Saturday. We meet the second Saturday of every month.. 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! 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! The menu ranges from breakfasts to dinners and there are some great selections at good prices. Hope to see you there on Saturday. WHEN: Saturday June 13, 2015 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) For Ray ('64) A pair of palindromes in a mathematical equation (wouldn't that be a palindrome in meaning, since both sides of the equal sign are technically the same? Thus, here we have palindromes within a sort-of-palindrome - but the commas on the right side are irritatingly irregular for a true palindrome, so ignore them): ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321 ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- I didn't find it, a former coworker sends interesting tidbits regularly. Regards, ecb3 - from a beautiful morning in central Virginia that will be 90+ before it's over; at least nights aren't uncomfortable yet. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52) David DOUGLAS ('62) John FLETCHER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verne HUSKE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris MARSHALL ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Cherries Once again this year the Cheery Ferry has struck again. Got another surprise box of cherries, both Rainier and Bing this year. How I appreciate and enjoy them. Great Bomber friend from past years. -Don LYALL ('52) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) My special thanks to Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) and Steve CARSON ('58) for planning the Puget Sound area Bomber luncheon around my trip to the Northwest to visit my brothers. It was a delightful experience to visit with fellow classmates. Among others, I enjoyed seeing Rosann BENEDICT ('63), a fellow Sandstorm staff member who shared the honor with me of being admitted to the staff as a sophomore. A special treat was seeing Peter BEAULIEU ('62) again, who told some stories about me that I didn't remember. After the luncheon Rosann and Peter accompanied me to the Holyrood Catholic Cemetery to pay our respects to Peter's wife Kristi and my high school love Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP), a very nostalgic moment for me. I also enjoyed spending six hours visiting with fellow classmate Sandra GENOWAY Jeneaue ('62), catching each other up on our lives and sharing stories of Patty BEZZIO. I didn't know Sandra when we were in school, but we became acquainted first through e-mails as she was a friend of Patty in her adult years. Sandra is confined to her apartment building due to severe allergies and asthma. Her husband passed away and Sandra is very lonely and would love to hear from fellow Bombers. She's currently without Internet access but would like me to share her phone number. Please e-mail me if you would like to give her a call and I'll reply with her phone number. I didn't have time to visit with Diane ZELLEY ('63), the one girlfriend who is still living, but I did talk to her on the phone. I was surprised when she said she didn't consider me her boyfriend, although we dated for eight months and she took me on a Tolo date, perhaps because six of those months she shared me with Patty, one of her best friends. I was happy that she was willing to talk to me. I was expecting her to explode. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the temperatures are finally going to exceed 100 after a very mild spring *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John FLETCHER ('64) Hey Bombers, I will be attending the Mon-Wed practice rounds at Chambers Bay (US Open) next week. If any Bombers will be there, let's meet up. -John FLETCHER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bonnie STEEBER ('57) Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SOWDEN ('62wb & '63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James PEDERSEN ('72) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57) Re: Small world! I live just north of Tucson, AZ. While walking a neighbor's dog last night, I met a man also out walking and had a short conversation. What a coincidence when I found that he had recently moved into the same retirement community, having moved here from Seattle. I mentioned that I grew up in the Tri-Cities and had just returned from a visit up north in May. After mentioning the Tri-Cities, he said he had lived in Richland a few years. He said he had attended Sacajawea Elementary until after the third grade when his parents moved them to Prosser. ( I also attended Sacajawea! But about 5 years ahead of him!) You never know when you may run into another Richlander! -Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57) ~ a week of 3 digit weather coming up. The beginning of our long, hot summer! Looking forward to next week's drive up to Bend, OR, with my husband (NAB) and enjoying cooler temps for a few days! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: The Fat Man bomb At the Warbirds airshow Pasco Airport Saturday they had on display a replica of the Fat Man bomb. I guess they felt the necessity to put on the sign attached to the bomb fins that it was "inert." I wondered how big a 14 pound sphere of Plutonium would be so I looked it up. It is 3.5 inches. Tri-City Herald has a short video on their YouTube page featuring one of the men who built the replica. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I think summer is here So it is almost 6 PM and 102 outside... been lots of clouds the last few days which has made it... well downright yukky... some grown up told me not to say Yukky one time... don't remember who... beats what I said when I was even younger... According to my mom, I used to say "damn bitches" a great deal before kinnygarden... finally she had enough and said I should say "gosh darn it" I then took up telling people that "I used to say damn bitches but now I say gosh darn it"... ahhhh yute... Two cool dudes havin' their birthdays today... One I've known all my life and the other I've met in the last maybe ten years... but great guys both... Before I make the announcement of the HBs, I've got good news and not so good news... Craig DAVIS ('65) is feeling better and will be heading for some kind of WW II plane show at the Pasco Airport with Terry DAVIS ('65), Carl BEYER ('65), Bobby CUMMINGS ('65) and a few others... go Craig! Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) has been diagnosed with breast cancer and has an appointment mid- week. Prayers are welcome! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gus KEENEY ('57) and Dave SOWDEN ('62 WB) on your special day, June 14, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Bonnie STEEBER ('57), Derrith PERSONS ('60) Bill SCOTT ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine SMITH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOUTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LIEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'NEIL ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57) Re: Small World To: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Mary wrote: "What was his name Bonnie?? I bet a lot of us knew him!!" I wrote into the Sandstorm yesterday and told about a chance meeting in my AZ community with a fellow from Richland. He said his name was Bill Davidson and that he left Richland after 3rd grade when his dad bought a small farm in Prosser. I believe he said he was born in 1944. We only had about a 10-15 minute conversation and he didn't offer any personal family (or Richland address) info. If anyone thinks they may have known him and would like to contact him, I can check our community directory for his contact info. {A 1944 birth would probably be class of '62 or '63. -Maren] -Bonnie STEEBER Frasca ('57) ~ Oro Valley, AZ Over 100 today, trying to stay cool. It's a dry heat... but hot is still HOT! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Happy Birthday one day Gus Keeney ('57)... you were my brother's, Gary PERSONS ('57-RIP), friend. Praying for Kathie MOORE Adair (69)... happy to do this... I've been keeping all cancer nurse's up in thoughts and prayers... all people and doctors with cancer... one thing I've done is keep a good attitued . Happy Birthday to Nadine Smith (60) today. -Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Calling all Bombers: We need your help. Our oldest son Tom, 28, finishes his two- year course of study in computers and software technology at the Los Angeles Job Corps center June 25th. And as of that day he has no place to live. The plan earlier was that he would have a job by then and be able to secure a place to live. The job has not materialized, despite wide-ranging searches in the Los Angeles area and out of state. Job Corps will not house him when classes are finished, and he cannot come to live with us in Oregon, as our lease will not permit it for more than a month. He has a steady girlfriend in L.A. whom he plans to marry, has signed up for continued education at a local college, has long-term goals to pursue a Bachelor's and eventually a Master's degree there, and strongly wants to remain in L.A. Everything he wants and needs is there (except, so far, a job). Tom is adopted, and has been through many severe challenges over the years. He has come a very long way, longer than we can reveal. There were times we didn't think he was ever going to make his way in this world. But he blossomed in Job Corps, was an outstanding student, and has a long list of certifications for his profession. He continues to interview and has a good prospect for a job. Tom is quiet and polite, and doesn't drink, smoke, do drugs, or hang with those that do. He is very health-conscious and mature. The bottom line here folks is that he is in desperate need of a place to live in the L. A. area until he can get settled in a job. Not an apartment; can't afford that, but something like a spare room, for which we can provide a modest stipend. SO, fellow Bombers, I'm sending out the call. Can anyone help? If you can, email me immediately. You'd earn our undying gratitude. We have 10 days to solve this. Bill Scott (writing as B J Scott) Enterprises staggering in scope sweep across the land . . . cultures clash, rising and falling . . . strong, courageous women rise above all. These are the novels of B J Scott: Angel of the Gold Rush Angel's Daughter Legacy of Angels Light On A Distant Hill - Winner, 2011 WILLA Literary Award, Best Original Softcover Fiction, Women Writing the West The Rail Queen - Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards, Historical Fiction; Finalist, National Indie Excellence Awards, Historical Fiction See profiles and excerpts of all these books and read Bill's log at The great tragedy of life is that most people are buried with their best music still inside them. -Bill SCOTT ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: have you seen these two women? Word has it that the entire West Coast is gearing up for a "Bomber-babe Hunt" that will make the man hunt in New York pale in comparison... Now only one of them has her b-day today... but her partner in crime ('65) celebrates with her until the second one has her b-day and then Katie bar the door (not you Katie SHEERAN ('61) it's just a figure of speech tho you may wanna check the cattle every night just to make sure... nah... you'd better bar the door)... the mayhem caused by these two Bomber- babes is legend... I don't care what we Bomber-dudes did back in the day... we got nothing on these two... trust me... they are VERY sneaky... they look pretty much as they did at Col-Hi which puts everyone off guard... Remember the movie with Marlon Brando back in '53, the "Wild one"... that's nothing compared to these two during "Birthday Month" the only thing I can hope is that their sentences are short cuz they gotta get outa the slammer in time for the '65er's 50 year in August or what ever silly month it is occurring... The Robin's Cell Block number 9 (tho Wanda did a fair job on it too) pretty much gives the picture of their last stint... Be afraid... be very afraid... Now not to overshadow another Bomber-babe sharing the day... I met this girl thru the screen door of her parents' house... no I wasn't trying to date her... I was trying to spring her older brother for a little fun and games... but every time (well NOT every time... but often) we would knock on the door and ask "can you come out and play" the answer was the same... "I gotta baby- sit Jo"... and there she would be... looking at us from between her brother's legs... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cathy MOUTON ('65) and Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) on your special day, June 15, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Dear Kathy MOORE Adair ('69) You are in my prayers! May God be with you! Bombers Rule Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Derrith PERSONS ('60) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia MILLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon LOVINGER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BELL ('64) BOMBER/NAB ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) & Edna ('54-NAB) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) My friend, fellow classmate and your Club 40 President, Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) has been in correspondence with a young lady who is interested in the health and history of "native" Richlanders. There has been some suggestion that this person might be a "revisionist". At any rate, she might be at the Annual Club 40 Meeting, albeit outside of the actual meeting room. My understanding is that no one will be compelled to talk to her; which is as it should be. With all that being said, my apologies to Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('70) for forgetting her birthday (which was yesterday). How do I know such a young person you may wonder; we met at several Portland area Bomber Lunches. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather has been warm, but promises to be cooler in the coming week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) Re: Good News! Wonderful news!! The radiation in my hips is over!! After Tuesday I don't go back... expect for Friday's BBQ.. It's for those who have beat cancer and my family...God didn't give it to me... HE said HE would see me through it I still have a ways to go with chemo and yet we don't start until the 29th of June... many good Bombers are willing to pray for us... keep your attitude happy... mainly... pray after all He is our only hope... Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) ~ Kennewick *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Late report Alaska [Sockeye] Fire As of 6 PM Alaska time.. 6/15/15... 6500 acres burned... zero containment... Parks highway closed, 0 humidity... fire is on the move. Lots of damage to houses and buildings in the Willows area. Quite a few mushers live in that area. (From my wife Jackie who was near Houston, AK and could see the flames in the distance) -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sockeye wildfire: One Bomber reported early this morning that DeeDee Jonrowe lost her home and two pets but saved all her sled dogs with some help from Martin Buser... Re: Alaska Dispatch News Link Re: Another Fire Link -Maren *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: confused It seems for about every email I have there are two others that pop up... similar but not correct... either the "m" is missing from "com" or maybe Perry hacked my computer and I get "como"... in any event if I accidentally click on the wrong one I get a message that it didn't go thru... in that case do you think CCs go thru or does everything go outa whack? I am so techy I haven't a clue... did I ever tell you about meeting Perry Como? I used to sell paintings at galleries at 3 of the Hotel/Casinos back inna day... Perry was eying a couple of nice pieces and then he walked up to me with his hand stuck out and said "Como; Perry Como" as if I wouldn't recognize him... I think I was inna daze after that... funny it was like meeting a "grownup" star... celebrities my age have never had that effect on me... I just act as tho I've known them for years... I used to drink with the First edition between shows and we all just acted like we had grown up together... meeting Sinatra was not so nice... Jr. had spent a small fortune with me and Daddy came down from on high and ripped me a new one for not knowing that his kid shouldn't spend so much money... what a grouch... but I made out better than Tommy Sands, I guess... boy what a mistake marrying that girl... he was in pretty poor health the last time the guys and I saw him... thankfully his kids have taken him in and he is in Hawaii somewhere so don't spoze we'll be seeing him any more soon... what a nice guy... just bad judgment in Fathers in law... Getting ready for the LA Roadster show and I wanna sell my last set of E&J headlights... ran outa primer and hadda run out... 111 and it's after 5 PM... expect a hot ride to the show Friday... have no clue where I am going with this so I'll get down to wishing HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jan BELL ('64) on your special day, June 16, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS Prayers for Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) still welcome! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/15 Dateline: Gretna, LA - where cherries from Chelan are $2.95/lb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John EHLERS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail GHIRARDO ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie MARSHALL ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick BOEHNING & Linda BELLISTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Survey Harry WINSOR ('60), works with Kate Brown, a Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and author of Plutopia, and others. Harry called me and said Kate wishes to be at our Club 40 celebration in September. I then received an e-mail from her explaining what they are working on. A project has been put together as a cutting-edge mapping project funded by the Imaging Research Center at UMBC and they seek our participation. They are focusing on those who grew up near the Hanford facility in the 1940s and 1950s. This is strictly voluntary and no names or address will be asked for. Their software allows anyone to take a survey on an ipad or iphone and it will be sent to a mapping program to be viewed later. They are asking even if you have no health issues or if your family has had issues from living in the area, then they will map either outcome. Harry says their purpose is two-fold. First, they intend to utilize the WWWeb to allow populations near sites of radioactive and toxic releases to integrate community health data with global health data from similar exposure sites. Secondly, they hope to gauge the level of interest in the new form of community epidemiology. Kate, Harry and their helpers would be out in the lobby at their own table with further information and electronic devices, September 11th. It will not interfere with Club 40. They would be available to anyone who is interested in answering their survey and then seeing the mapping in a few weeks to see where the groups of healthy or ill people lived. Nothing has been settled yet, but I am interested in hearing from you Club 40 members who read the Alumni Sandstorm. If you are interested in seeing more of Kate Brown's accomplishments and awards, Google her at Kate Brown, Professor of History, UMBC. It will tell you a lot!! Harry's class of 1960 will be having their 55 year reunion, and he plans to attend. Kate is planning to attend other local class reunions for this same survey project. Re: Club 40 Dust Storm I hope all of the Club 40 Dust Storms got to you safely. If there was a problem, feel free to contact me. Re: Registration for the September 11th & 12th Party Remember... August 28th deadline!! There are absoutely no walk ups! Re: Club 40 Reps We are still in need of a representative from the following classes to be on the Board of Director of Club 40: 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974. Please, PLEASE step forward and join the Board and be a spokesman for your class. If you have a classmate who is interested, have them e-mail me. We would like to have 2 members from each class and in some of these classes, we do have at least one. 1970 stepped up and joined our group!!! Yay!!! Now we need more of the 1960s and 1970s to come share in the fun!! THANKS! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54, Club 40 President) ~ Pasco Tri-Cities are getting some 90s hot weather again for a few days. Come on summer next Sunday!!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: yipes And I was complaining that summer wasn't here yet... duh... drove to lunch inna roadster across the valley... knees were burned to a crisp... decided to take a covered car to the Roadster show... I don't feel any older... but I feel older... if you unnerstan... fine if not... lucky you... the roadster should run cooler than any car because it is wide open... but it doesn't... was over 200 by the time I got home and fuel pump (sitting in a "cool" place) was ticking like crazy (tank was full for the smart Alecks out there)... tried replacing powerful mechanical fan with a more powerful one but not enough room for the larger pitch and wider blades... no where to move the radiator forward so... %&($#*(+)_((*^#%%!!!!!!!!!!!! so just take the good with the not so good and move on... besides it's almost time for Richland... yes yes yes... By-the-way, I asked on face book if anyone wanted to host the Saturday night party and got no takers so I guess we'll just hang out and watch the traffic lights when they start blinking... that's always pretty exciting... and speaking of exciting, we gots two '65ers celebrating today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gail GHIRARDO ('65... an all night Spudnut party sounds appealing) and Mike SAMS ('65) on your special day, June 17, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Jim MEFFORD ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Ken STALEY ('68) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed GRAGERT ('66) '48 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia DONAHUE ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Survey I would gladly help in providing info to the people wanting info on Hanford hazards. My husband, Clarence FULCHER ('51) went to work at Hanford in 1955. At that time they did not have any understanding of what danger they were working with. General Electric had him pouring chemicals from one pail into another with NO PROTECTION of any kind. There were many other exposures he was subject to at the direction of supervision. Fast forward- in 2006 he was diagnosed with cancer. Niosh said the percentage of his employment at Hanford was 70 percent caused by his exposures to the chemicals during his 30 years at Hanford. He was stage 4. Three years of treatment reduced the large growths but it remained in his blood and bones. Two months after the chemo treatments ended, he had a heart attack, then dementia began, then severe psoriasis, then other things. He ended up with 7 different illnesses. In 2012 they called me and told me he had cancer in three new locations of his body. By this time I was all used up and could no longer give all the care he and our property needed. I called our son who lives in Ferndale, WA and told him I needed help. He immediately helped me move to Ferndale where he lived. I have been here 3 years with Clarence in an assisted living home and Hospice is helping take care of him. The doctor has given him 6 months at most. It's been heart breaking, to say it in the kindest way. We've been married 62 years and grew up together. I was 16 and Clarence was 20 when we Married. We were both virgins and new NOTHING about life or anything else. We learned one day at a time. How do I live without him? I will not be attending the Club 40 reunion, I hope you will pass this info on to the people who are gathering information at the reunion. I will pass along any other info they want about this long, painful road. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim MEFFORD ('54) How do I add our anniversary to the calendar? [Just tell me and I'll get it added, Jim. -Maren] -Jim MEFFORD ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I note on the calendar that next Friday, June 19th, the fair Girls of '54 will be gathering at Rosy's for what ever. Be forewarned that attendance may be taken. So, if you young ladies reside in the Tri-City area and are readers of this, please be there. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather promises to be warm for Father's Day and the Silverton [Oregon] Strawberry Festival. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) To: David RIVERS ('65) You may already be aware that there are additives that can help your engine run cooler. In early nuclear research over the years there has been success in what was called "water wetter". These chemicals are in essence "surface tension reducers" that allows water to absorb heat faster and easier. The automotive industry has had several products out for years. 30 years ago when I had my rental stores we used it in our big construction compressors that sat still and worked hard. It made a difference. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland/Vancouver Bomber Lunch WOW - Another great lunch June 6 at Beaches in Vancouver with 18 Bombers and family. New people brought a lot of new stories. A good time was had by all. Top of the list was Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55). Jan has become a regular at our lunches and she always has some fond memories to share. MIA - Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) was out of town this weekend doing important stuff, but Gary Anderson (Spouse) joined us. As always, Gary is a delight to have around as a Bomber supporter. His Spokane roots make him a quasi-Bomber anyway. Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Linda Hemphill (spouse) certainly enjoyed the new Bombers and the regulars as well. Jeannie THOMAS Engelland ('62) & Joanne PFOHL Spencer ('62) joined us this time, as did Jerry FREE ('62) & Janet Richardson (Spouse - Hanford High ('75). We determined that Janet was really a Bomber, even though she went to the other place. My dear old friend and neighborhood playmate Doug HAWKINS ('62) came all the way from Oklahoma to join us for a visit and grub. Thanks Doug for the visit and for bringing Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) along. The girls of ('63) enjoyed a little reunion, including Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63), and Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Judy PFOHL Bagley ('63) and Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63). Tracy Hopper (Judy PFOHL Daughter), and Tony Siegmund (Annie's Friend) joined in with their own stories. Don FUNDERBERG ('63) and Tali Funderberg (spouse) have become regular lunch attendees. Don has worked hard with his new photography hobby. He brought a couple of large prints that he made that were wonderful. Great work Don. Bill SCOTT ('64) brought some books again and Doug HAWKINS got one that featured NW Indians in the late 1800s. Linda and I have read all of Bill's books now and they are great. We recommend them. [As have I, Tom... waiting for Bill's next book!!! -Maren] Thanks all for joining us. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So, or as they say in Italy at the start of every sentence "Allora", I was doing the crossword puzzle in the June 16th Seattle Times. Not the hard NY Times gotta know something puzzle, but the "7-5, Miss Ruby" one below the fold. 19 across was a four letter word for "Frank". I was able to write small enough that I got "Osgard" to fit, but try as I might, the point on my #2 Ticonderoga was too worn to write "Whiteside" in that small of a space. We've been home for two weeks from our Return To Bel Paese, and are pretty much sleeping thru the night. I always figure it takes one day for every hour of time change to get back on our feet, so we are well ahead of schedule. The trip was much more than we expected and the euro was very kind also. Now if we could only come to grips with the swill that is being passed off as coffee and wine here in Kirkland, life would be even better. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Hundreds of Iditarod Sled Dogs Evacuated - Sockeye Wildfire -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Several years ago during my grant writing career, I had a chance to fly to Memphis and visit my business partner before we took off for a meeting with a potential client. It was this time of year and, not really giving it a second thought, I went out and picked 10 pounds of Bings to take with me as a gift for my host/hostess. No big deal... $1.50 a pound at the roadside stand. I was shocked at their response. Rather than chit-chat for the first hour or so, they rushed to get the cherries 'processed'... washed and set in storage bags... before sitting down and catching up. I certainly didn't expect that reaction, but their reaction was a delight... I was glad I found the right gift. Later that evening, I accompanied my hostess to the store to pick up a few items for dinner that night. Granted, the woman shops at an up-scale store... but they had a lovely - if small - display of Bing Cherries $7.99 a pound! So... my gift was an $80 dollar present. 'tis the season... get pickin! -Ken STALEY ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Reading Marilynn WORKING Highstreet's ('54) Survey entry made me wonder whatever happened to all of the data from the Whole Body Counter back in the 1960s. It would be interesting to combine that with the health data being collected now, these 50+ years later. Even if it was classified at the time it should be in the public domain by now. Does anyone have any information on this? Was anything ever published? Were all kids from all schools scanned or was some sampling done? -Vicki OWENS ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Gloria ADAMS ('54) Tom VERELLEN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn STEICHEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BROWN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David ANGUIANO ('97) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) First, congratulations on your 62 years as Mrs. Fulcher! I had not realized you married so young. Meawhile, I'm sorry things have gotten so tough these past few years. God bless your heart and those of all your family, and Clarence. Sending loving and healing thoughts your way. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in cooler Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) To: Maren And Doreen My sincere thanks for the kind words and understanding. Doreen, you have been through this and understand the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Also -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I found myself searching here and there for some clove oil. Finally found some at the food Co-op here in Olyville. I have a pretty old goldfish in the pond that has developed some kind of tumor like growth internally and needs to be euthanized. Clove oil in water is the preferred method per the all wise interweb. Just opening the little bottle and the whole place is a smelling like a clove factory which activated some olfactory memories from long long ago in a place far away. Lewis and Clark elementary playground toothpicks soaked in a small vial of said clove oil. Chew on the tooth pick and get the taste sensation of a pack of clove flavored gum, eh. Do I have faint recollection of spearmint toothpicks or is that my imagination run amuck? {Clove bud oil is also good for a toothache. I've kept some in my medicine cabinet for years. I think the last I got was at Amazon. -Maren] -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, WA where spring is being enhanced with nearby artillery and mortar barrages, both day and night, rattling doors and windows and shaking out the pollen in the rafters. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Sally Ann MORRIS O'Bryan-Potter ('52-RIP) Info from the Einan's website: There will be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, June 19th at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland; a memorial service on Saturday morning at 10:30am at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave. in Richland; and a reception at the Meadow Springs Country Club, 700 Country Club Place in Richland from 12pm to 2pm. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54), Linda REINING ('64) Nancy MALLORY ('64), Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy KEYS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BARNARD ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From:Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Friends My sincere thanks for all the kind thoughts and memories of Clarence. He smiles when I tell him about the messages but does not speak much anymore. He nods and goes back to sleep. Our children have been a God-send for me. They have helped me in every way and continue to do so. We've been very blessed. Love to all, -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I don't remember peppermint or clove toothpicks, but I do remember cinnamon toothpicks, also buying boxes of cinnamon sticks and sucking on them... think it was "all the rage" in junior high at Carmichael. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ loving this weather in the Boise area. temps in the 90s during the day and in the 60s at night is a welcome change from the temps in Bakersfield, CA! my youngest daughter and grandson are here visiting for the month of June, and they are enjoying the cooler temps, too... it has been triple digits in Bakersfield all week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: A Bomber Mom has left us I know many of you know the Fowler family -- I received emails from the family saying Pauline Fowler suffered a stroke on June 4th while visiting Brian in Oregon. She passed away on June 16. The family is planning to have a memorial celebration sometime this summer in Richland. (This from Diane). Details will be shared when plans are made. -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Hanford To: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) After reading your post on the 17th I've been thinking about your difficult trials and wanted to provide some other insight. Hanford is certainly a mixed bag of mystery to many folks. I've read many articles written long ago describing its excellent safety record and the on going attempts of improving the safety of its operations. However, the results of those efforts in a large number of cases have been heartbreaking. In the past 15 or so years the culture has changed. One radical change (to me anyway) is the lower radiation exposure limits that are now placed on workers. When I hired on in 1977 the limit was 3 REM a year whole body the extremities, I. E. hands, arms, were higher. And you could take up to 300 milli-rem a week when the job required it. With that being said the radiation monitors tried to stay away from that limit. Today it is 500 milli-rem a year whole body. It can be approved to take up to 1000 milli-rem, or 1 REM, for the year and in special circumstances 1500 milli-rem. Those exposures include gamma, beta and neutron radiations. Years ago that was not the case. Chemical exposure was controlled in some fashion but only to those whose hazards were known. In the separation plants powdered chemicals were routinely handled without respiratory protection. There were no such things as MSDSs to inform the worker or exposure limits set when they were being used. Today's Hanford worker is more informed about chemical and radiation exposure because of the painful and heartbreaking lessons learned from former workers, issues your husband suffers from today. It will be interesting (kind of a poor word to use) to see if the same plight(s) befall the current work force. My post is not meant to defend the actions of Hanford. I hope you don't feel that's what I'm doing. My heart does go out to you and your family. -Don Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/15 ~ SUMMER SOLSTICE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Gloria ADAMS ('54) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan RUSHWORTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HILLS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HAMES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MURRAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jess DANIEL ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Denny SMITH ('63) & Lucy FOSTER ('65) '69 *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Re: Hanford To: Don Sorenson (NAB) I do not take offense by any of your comments. You have verified my comment of Hanford not understanding/ knowing what they were exposing employees to in 1955 and many years after. Research that should have been done before anyone was exposed, was not completed until years later. The 9 years my husband has suffered is truly heartbreaking. He's not alone,,, I know... so many families have been affected... it's very sad. We have 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Everyone who possibly could has come to Washington to say "I Love You." Even from as far away as Connecticut. He leaves behind a positive credit to society. -Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Bill REDMOND ('63) Redeye, if you're out there. send me an address! -Pitts -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 'nuther scorcher According to a face book post from Denny JOHNSON ('62w) the heat is gonna be something else on the ride to the Roadster Show and maybe worser coming back b we usually don't leave for home till around noon... we'll see... by the time you read this on Sunday I'll already know the answer... I have one permanent memory of the B-day guy that seems to hang on... I know I have many others... but this is the first one that always comes to mind... One day I was over by LaMont's ('63) house for whatever reason and the B-day guy, LaMont and others all jumped in a White (which means it was probably red) '63 1/2 Falcon Sprint (which means it could have been a Futura) convertible (which means it coulda been a hard top) and zoomed away... now why that memory would linger all these years is a mystery... one of those things that hits you as a kid and hangs on... I was, of course, in awe of the Seniors so that could have something to do with it... in any event, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rob HILLS ('63) on your special day, June 21, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ferna GAROUTTE ('58), Tim SMYTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul DUNIGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stu OSBORN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gordie McMASTER('69) & Chris MARSHALL ('72) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Friday's '54 Gals' Lunch Well, guess who came to buy everyone's lunch??? Lefty!! Wasn't his birthday, but... out of love for the ladies! I was there, and being photographer, missed getting in one. Waiter was busy!! Thanks, Lefty!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Enjoying day off. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Summer is now officially underway. Tooter is having flashbacks (about cars, but what might have been kids on orange crate scooters). It is also the birth date of a younger Bomber of my acquaintance. If memory serves (which it usually doesn't), think I first met him at a Fife lunch. To say the least, he stepped up when approached about being the president of Club 40 a few years back. Did a reasonable job, at least the club didn't dissolve during his tenure. On that note, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a shout of "Happy Birthday!" is in order for John ZIMMER ('66). And many happy returns. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR weather guessers are say the temps may reach the century mark by the end of the week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) Re: Old person discounts Whoever sent in the list of discounts for us old people, please resend I forgot to keep it. Thanks [I googled your subject line and came up with this website: Old Person Discounts -Maren] -Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tim SMYTH ('62) Re: Canning Peas in Walla Walla It must have been summer of 1963. A bunch of us ambitious guys, mostly class of '63, worked in the peas in Walla Walla. Libby's was one company. We rented a big house with many rooms. I think there was Mike QUANE, Pitts ATMSTRONG, Joe FORD, Jay WILLIAMSON, Frank WHITESIDE, and a few others. We worked but also had a good time. Anybody out here care to rattle my memory?? -Tim SMYTH ('62) ~ in upstate NY, where two jail escapees are on the loose ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62), Duane LEE ('63) Earl BENNETT ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Mike QUANE ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie Lewis ARMSTRONG ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane MURPHY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan MOULTHROP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra ILLIG ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Tim SMYTH ('62) Hopefully those bad guys are long gone from your neck of the woods. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN here we have rain almost every day in June, (I think today is the first day with no rain), but thankfully lower temperature have come with the rain, a blessing as we have been without AC all month. supposedly by Friday, it will be fixed *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) There were several Bombers working the peas in summer of '63 but we were at Waitsburg working in the cannery for Green Giant. Worked from 6pm to 6am, seven days a week and no overtime. We were young and just having fun. Stayed in the company bunkhouse close to cannery. About half the guys were from the Southern states cause the wages were so much better up here. -Duane LEE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Tim SMYTH ('62) You mentioned Libby's, my experience was with Birds Eye and Green Giant: Twelve hour night shifts in the pea fields, and general labor in the processing plant. I wasn't with the group of '63 classmates you listed, but rented a room in a large house where Donna BOWERS' ('63) younger brother, Dale ('65) also stayed. Re: senior discounts I was told by the establishment that at least one of the entries on the old list from a couple of years ago was nonsense, they had no such discount; believe it was Food Lion. We've found it never hurts to ask, and occasionally we find discounts where we'd not heard about it before. Regards, ecb3 - from what's started as a VERY hot and humid summer in central Virginia; the last two nights did not get down to a comfortable sleeping temperature, and everything I touch sticks to me. -Earl BENNETT ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) To: Ski Bus Alumni Time for all you Ski Bus Alumni to dig up the soup cans in your backyard and start cooking Chili. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike QUANE ('63) Re: Tim SMYTH's ('62) pea cannery memories A few additional names that come to mind include, Rob HILLS ('63), the SHARPE brothers, Tony ('63) and Paul ('64), Bill REDMOND ('63), Buel GAMMILL ('63), Scott HOUSTON ('63) and unnamed numerous others. It seem like a dozen "Bombers" stayed in the same house. After working 12 hour (hard labor) shifts and a 14 day work week it all became blurry. The line between a dream and reality faded. It seems we dammed up the creek (for a waterfall) and flooded the basements up-stream, and hot bunking with 3 to a bed was the norm, and their was the misconception that the drinking age in Walla Walla taverns was 18. The pea harvest ended, we all survived with cash in our pockets and nebulous memories. -Mike QUANE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Canning Peas in Walla Walla/Tim SMYTH ('62) Libbey's, Walla Walla Cannery, aka Rogers Walla Walla, with the already talked about Little Chief Twice Nice, and Green Giant were the area pea processors. I'm familiar with Rogers after working there 3 or was it 4 summers? They did asparagus, peas, carrots, peas & carrots, corn and spinach. Aside from 30 or so full time workers, they hired 240 summer help. Needless to say, they put a lot of folk through college. Their products were shipped all over the county. Much of it into New Jersey & New York. By the mid-'70s, peas were being raised all over the U.S. and the Walla Walla area processors were struggling to keep the doors open. The real killer for canned vegetables was 'salad bars'. Folk stopped eating veggies and headed to the lettuce and tomatoes. I loved the several jobs I did at Rogers. (Depalletizing empty cans to be filled with product & radio control + I was a scab during a strike in 1968 right before I got married.) I was working 12 hours/day 7 days per week at a rate more than $10/hour + overtime. When the strikers came back to work my $ dropped to $3.40 or so. My thanks to Larry Oldridge and Al LItzenberger who were the operations managers at Rogers during the period I worked. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: CDNs and more trubel in the NW Well it's the second leg of the month of mayhem for those two '65er Bomber-babes... I've heard reports from news casts from Gold Beach, CA all the way to Forks, WA and these two have yet to land in the pokey... time will tell... with 15 more celebration days to go we can expect pretty much anything... word has it that things will really get more excitement today so lock your doors and keep your pets inside... little children should not be allowed to stay out beyond the time the street lights go on and when the traffic lights start flashing stay off the road... On another note... we also have a fine Bomber-babe from the Gold metal class celebrating at the same time... word has it that she's gonna help her sis ('61) at branding time but that may just be a rumor... Finally ATTENTION all Bombers... we finally have a spot for the Saturday night party after CDNs on Saturday, June 27th... Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) has ignored her sister's ('63) advise and has agreed to host the party at her new digs... Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) will be missing because she has to appear on "Housewives of Orange County" or something like that... it is supposed to be @ 108 Saturday so we prolly won't start till around 6:30 or 7 or so... I'll be in town on Thursday night around 7:30 or so down at the DQ and in town all weekend if you need the address... call me at 702 375-6961 if we don't hook up... Friday night will be a special event at Cecilia's on GWWay before we watch the cars... very special... be there... for both nights it will be bring your own beverage... food is welcome both nights as we are sure to get hungry... see you all at Spuddies on Saturday or at the pancake breakfast... '65ers are back in town for good times! Thanks Myra! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Diane MURPHY ('65) and Peg SHEERAN ('63) on your special day, June 23, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Grad names new lichen for Dolly Parton ~ 6/22/15 Herald "Singer Dolly Parton is an American icon, with dozens of hit songs, the Dollywood Theme Park in her home state of Tennessee and numerous philanthropic endeavors. Most recently, she's the namesake of a newly discovered Appalachian lichen, found and named by Richland High School graduate Jessica Allen. Allen, who graduated from Richland in 2006, discovered "Japewiella dollypartoniana" while conducting research on Hangover Mountain in North Carolina." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where our temperature will be 100+ beginning this weekend just in time for Cool Desert Nights! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today: Rex HUNT ('53), Steve CARSON ('58) Janet FORBY ('60), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Bill SCOTT ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig KING ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Peas I worked the peas summer of '52 & '53. In '52 I started out feeding a pea viner at a small frozen food in Milton-Freewater, OR where the drinking age seemed to be 16 as I bought my first beer over an open bar there. Think I earned $1.35/hour...7/12. In '53, I drove truck for William H. Steen co. hauling peas to the Umatilla canning Co.. again 12 hours a night 7 nights a week. was too hot to sleep in day time so we chased girls at the local park. (never too hot for that). There the pay was $1.42/hour with a 5 cent an hour bonus if you stayed the whole season. Was hard, dirty work... the only fond memories where the girls... Bless their hearts. Oh and College Place, OR. had a 7th Day Adventist college. Religious it may have been but the girls were heavenly. -Rex HUNT ('53) ~ from lovely Hanford, CA where the temps dropped all the way to 98 yesterday. brrrr *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Good memories of working the Pea Harvest on the late '50s Worked the night shift at Rogers cannery in Milton Freewater. 7 to 7, 7 days a week. $1.65/hr. but 4 hrs at per day, time and a half for day 6 and double time for day 7. Had to find our own living space. Dave SHINE ('58), Phil GROFF ('58) and a couple others rented a garage one year and a house in Walla Walla another year. A great experience. Are Richland kids still working the harvest? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) Re: Class of 1960 - 55 Year Reunion Planning Friday morning, June 26th, 2015, at 11:00 at Rosy's Diner in Richland. Rosy's is located next to the Hampton Inn south of Howard Amon Park. This is an earlier time than previous meetings. We have the $ results of the Yard Sale as well as the costs of preparing and mailing the "skinny notice" of the Dust Storm to the Class of 1960. The attention to details to make our weekend a success will be worked out at this meeting. Join in with this great group of alumni to help make our 55 year gathering a lot of fun. Our theme for Saturday afternoon is "Eat Dessert First". If you can not attend the meeting and you plan to attend the Saturday afternoon reunion event and are available to help in other ways contact me "Eat Dessert First" activity, photo, and Class pamphlet can be paid for at the door. Details will follow. -Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) To: Tim SMYTH ('62) I saw your article regarding the peas. Just wondering what you told your fellow classmates to have one refer to us as "bad guys." As I recall, we spent most of our time working, sleeping and drinking beer. The long hours were very painful?especially after a 12 hour shift and being assigned to come in early the next day. Day and night became pretty much the same after awhile. Sometimes they broke up the shifts, and I remember taking naps outside of Libby's because it was too much trouble to go back to the "boarding house." I think we made a bit over $2 an hour which seemed pretty good when the minimum wage was $1.25 an hour (in 1963). I remember small Spanish-speaking kids passing the house and taunting us with short phrases that we were sure were curse words although none of us knew for sure. Today I imagine most kids would refuse to do the grueling work that we did. I don't recall any real "entertainment" other than teasing each other and goofing off. QUANE ('63) remembered a lot of the other guys. I think most of us passed each other on the way to and from work on different shifts. I had several jobs. One was operating a big can-dumping machine. Being extremely tired could have resulted in an accident. Luckily, I didn't have any. We had one big kitchen at the house... don't remember what we ate... probably mostly canned goods. Maybe some of the other guys remember some specific events. Tony ('63) and Pitts ('63) may recall a few things. -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Presently suffering from a lot of very red, itchy fire ant bites... especially on my legs. Down here you really have to watch where you are standing at all times... good thing it was a small mound. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Red ants -- the best reason to NOT garden "down here"... I think they don't bother kids as much as adults... I've seen all three g-kids -- at about age 2 -- get into an ant hill... INITIALLY they cried, but in following days they just play like nothing happened... for some stupid reason, I decided to move my big strawberry planter one day and got bites all over both hands & arms... I'd been watching in the grass for them, but didn't expect them in a planter. -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Having come from a canned Hormel chili family, I didn't know any better, but the Chili at Spout Springs was the best I'd ever tasted. Maybe the 1.3 million price might be a bargain, if they include the recipe for Pete's chili. I now know better, but it was really tasted good to this eighth grader. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Pea Harvest I, too, worked the pea harvest in the early '60s, but unlike others who have written, I worked in Dayton, for Green Giant (or, as it was sometimes referred to, The Green Weenie). My industrious mother, never one to let grass grow beneath MY feet, let me sleep in a few hours after being up all night at the Class of '64's graduation party at the old bowling alley above Howard Amon, then hustled me off, still tired, to Dayton to sign up with the Green Giant. Was I ever scared. From the insular world of Richland deep into a whole different culture, surrounded by Mexican Nationals, as they were referred to, from Texas. If memory serves, Tracy RUPP ('64) and David Miller were there with me. At first, I slept in the ramshackle worker huts near the plant, then "graduated" to a house in town, where I rented a bed on a second-floor landing next to the stairs. I remember some old guy had this scratchy old recording of "Cotton-Eyed Joe" he kept playing. Hard to get a good night's sleep on the landing. Like the rest who wrote, I worked 12-hour shifts seven days a week, but I was fortunate to have day shift. First season worked as a loader operator making $1.25 an hour, then the next summer ('65), graduated to swather tractor driver, making the princely sum of $1.58 an hour. Never made enough money to even talk about there, but it was a valuable lesson in persistence and courage. The swather driver job came about thusly: I was waiting in the early hours at job dispatch when the call went out for a swather driver. "I'll go," I said. So off they sent me to the field. I arrived, got on the tractor, and began to fumble around. How do I drive this thing? I'd never been on a tractor in my life, and this one had the transmission reversed, since it was operated backwards. The cranky field boss came over and said, "I thought you told dispatch you could drive this thing." "Nah," I said, "I just said I'd come". He gave me the evil eye and stalked off, whereupon I quickly figured out how to drive it. But he never did like me after that. -Bill SCOTT ('64 --- writing as B J Scott) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Oh my Well the sellers of Rooster pills are back at it... now they've got couples in the Bomber Bowl on blankets who don't want to "take time" to take a pill once the "feeling" hits... they are swimming and hot to trot... they are even flying around in parachutes... Now it seems to me, when we were kids it was described as "wild hormones"... and toe fungus... when did toe fungus become such a huge problem... no don't tell me... I don't wanna know... . Reminding you Kats and Kittens that the '65ers are in town again for CDNs... Friday nite at Cecilia BENNETT's for SPECIAL presentations (if you were there for mine you know what I'm talking about... if not I can't spill the beans yet)... and car watching kitty corner from the Uptown ... Saturday nite we'll gather at Myra WEIHERMILLER'S ('67) for more festivities... Can't wait to see what car Roger GRESS ('61) brings (that's a friendly joke Roger!) for CDNs... plenty to keep us all busy and running for the whole weekend... I will try and find out what the date is for MLW's ('63) "Housewives of Orange County"... Doug HAWKINS ('62) and I will finally meet face to face after all these years... don't be a sit-at-home... Be there! You can call me for addresses if ya ain't got 'em! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** NOT a Memorial - only INFO today Re: Leo HANNAN ('47-RIP) from the website: A military service will be held today, at 3pm, at the Ft. Richardson National Cemetery (JBER/Richardson exit off the Glenn Hwy). There will also be a Celebration of Life reception at the Bayshore Club House, 3131 Amber Loop in Anchorage, from 6pm to 9pm. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harold GIBSON & Baret Ann McINTYRE ('53) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) & Kim RICHEY ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just noticed on the ol' Bomber calendar that on this date those two crazy kids from '53; Long John and Baret Ann got married. Last time I checked they still are. Good going, and have a swell day. Bob (Mike Clowes) Carlson '54 - at Mount Angel, OR, . -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, depending on the weather guesser, it will be a hot or very hot weekend. Some say high 90s and some call for the 100s; but cooler at the coast. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Where are you with all the fire ants? I'm still in Hope, IN praying my AC finally gets fixed tomorrow, as the humidity keeps rising, and the corn is growing!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The peas After nearly 50 years of envy for alla Bomber-guys and Bomber- babes tat worked in the peas, I finally learn the truth! I can't say working washing dishes and cutting fries was a blast at McGee's restaurant on the main drag in Walla Walla... but it was way better than the stories I've been hearing this week! Skip NUSSBAUM ('65) and I had it made... Chuck TRJILLO ('65), Ricky WARFORD ('65), Tony HARRAH ('65) and others even drove alla way to Walla Walla a couple a times to take me back to Richland for fun and games swimming at the DI and swiping cheeries... .ahhhhhhhhhhh Yute! CDNs [Cool Desert Nights]is upon us... '65ers will be all over town during the weekend, at Cecilia's on GWWay Friday evening for special presentations and losta fun and at Myra WEIHEERMILLER's ('67) on Saturday evening for more fun. BE THERE! Call me if ya need addresses! 702 375-6961 -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Jim DODSON ('95-RIP) From the website: Memorial Service: Saturday, June 27, 2015, 1pm Valley Hills Funeral Home 2600 Business Lane Yakima, WA 98901 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty HISER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BRANDT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy BROOKS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: fire ants i live in rural Southeastern Louisiana about an hour from New Orleans and Maren. Fire ants are everywhere?especially after a heavy rain. The cattle grazing fields are loaded with thousands of mounds. They must be immune to them, but I'm not! The bumps stick around until they dry up and heal... scratch them, and they get worse. They pop up in yards every week just in time to mow the lawn. Sometimes the mounds will be a foot high. I've heard of people being hospitalized because of huge numbers of bites. Mud dabbers (sp?), deer flies and love bugs love it here, too!! I always wonder how the early explorers and settlers could even survive with this summer weather and environment. Imagine Spanish explorers in their metal-plate outfits or Northern Civil War soldiers fighting here while wearing WOOL uniforms. Thank God for air conditioning! -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Still scratching and using baking soda and vinegar! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [AND... about 24 hours AFTER they bite, you can count how many by counting the little yellowish/white heads that form on each bite. Fun to pop, but makes them itch more... -Maren] ************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Richland All packed and ready to go... I have been wishing the "W" girls ('60, '63, '66, and '67) Happy Birthday for a number of years now (not that any of them have aged a day) and have never had trubel spelling their name until the last couple of days... I know I will be in for whippings, beatings and a dunk in the river this weekend. If you don't hear from me after this weekend be sure and put in a missing persons report... not that it will do much good as I expect I'll be in the trunk of a black car headed for Wikiup... Doug HAWKINS ('62) if you hear weird noises from the trunk lemme out!!! Can't wait to get home for a great weekend and see everyone! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Bombers in Las Vegas? Anyone in the know, I heard tale of a Bomber gathering in Las Vegas that is forthcoming. I checked the All Bomber calendar and for a few months out but did not spot such an event. Does anyone know of Bombers in Vegas happening? Thanks, -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Cooling down to 110 for tomorrow's high in the Valley of the Sun. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Don't know about future, but the last one was 4/9/15: Check with Nancy MOORE ('70)... she might know more... -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Tom VERELLEN ('60) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruthann HUTCHINS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian THOMPSON ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Frank & Maren Makes me happy to live in bug free Seattle. ? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [It's not nice to gloat, Steve!!! -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Tollgate Ski Resort Ah yes I remember it as well as can be expected. Saturday afternoon inside the lodge, my first exposure to the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. The quote: "Ennie weenie, chilli beenie, the spirits are about to speak." still rings in my minds ear. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ summer in near Lacey havin' a heat wave around 80, last weekend for strawberries and the birds have nearly cleaned off the cherry tree. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Fire ants My experience with fire ants was many years ago when we were stationed in Charleston, SC. We had just moved into our housing (Men Rive in North Charleston) and our daughter, Christy (3yrs.) was riding her tricycle on the sidewalk in our front yard. Suddenly she started screaming and rolling on the ground. We ran out and found her legs covered in tiny ants that looked like the 'sugar ants' that we had grown up with. She was covered in bites and sobbing so hard she could hardly catch her breath. Our neighbor said they were fire ants that bite. Since she is allergic to wasp and bee venom we rushed her to the ER. She was treated the same as our asthmatic son was when he had an attack. The rash of bites was very ugly and painful so she was on medication for about a month. The pest control people came to get rid of the nest and we didn't have any more incidents during the eight months we lived there. We were very watchful whenever outside, though. From there we were stationed in Orlando, FL and still had to be on the watch for fire ants (and water moccasins, alligators, and cock roaches (Palmetto bugs, my eye!)) Oh, the joys of the South, but we loved it! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in very HOT Cool Desert Nights' Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) To: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Bombers in Vegas, 6/26/15 Did you check the 1970 class site? That is who is planning it. You would be more than welcome to join in! -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Give me more information and I'll add it to the Bomber Calendar. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom DAILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee BRILEY ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark HINKLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie BIGELOW ('76) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: ughhhh! bugs!!! Ruth and I lived near Branson, MO for 7 years - we left there nearly 3 years ago. Our home was in a rural area on a typical Ozarks ridge. We put up with all kinds of creepy crawly things, including copperhead snakes, rattlers, etc. Armadillos dug the yard up during the dark of night. Local deer weren't afraid of anything, once or twice chased our lil Schnauzer. Ha! Coyotes wandered around... But my WORST pests were chiggers. They are a form of tiny spider, almost invisible to the naked eye. I was out picking poke greens one day - a few hours later I started itching everywhere from the waist down. It seems chiggers burrow their heads into the skin and, on humans, promptly die. There is nothing to be done at that point - try and ease the agony with calamine lotion, antihistamines, I guess... In a week or so you get back to normal. In the meantime, I lived a life of misery... I didn't pick any more poke greens after that experience... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in Richland where the daytime temperature today is hotter than Phoenix! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Before we head west to escape the heat; I'd best do this or she'll never speak to me again. I am referring to the rituals that designate a Bomber Babe birthday. You know, the tipping of the ol' propeller beanie and the singing or shouting "Happy Birthday!". And she is a Bomber Babe, make no mistake about that. I certainly hope her current husband treats her to a good dinner tonight (so she doesn't wilt in a hot kitchen). He has been known to think that McDonald's is the epitome of haut cuisine; come on man give the Olive Garden a try. On that note let me wish Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) the happiest returns of the day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers can't make up their minds on what yesterday's high temp was. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) When I read your entry on 6-27-15, you had me laughing!! My middle daughter's name is Deadra, but her family name is DeDe. When she was younger I would call her DeDe WEENIE CHILLI!! Oh how she would pitch a fit!! But I loved teasing her!! She is now a great mom of 2 beautiful daughters & a great husband!! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jack GARDINER ('61) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph MYRICK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HUNT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie GESTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BARKER ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred PHILLIPS & Lora HOMME ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Now this may seem to be rubbing it in the face of those who live in the Tri-Cities; but, hey, I'm talkin' the "wet side" of the Northwest. It is true, boys and girls, the temps did not hit the century mark as some predicted (cloud cover stayed longer than they thought). Eugene made it to 98, had a 100 on the car going through Curtin, OR on the way back from the coast. But this is the "wet side". Only problem was the humidity, made it almost feel like New Orleans or some other spot on the Gulf Coast. Definitely not the dry heat of the desert Southwest or even the high desert on the East side. On the other hand some weather guessers are calling for 100+ over the 4th of July week-end. As a result, there may not be any fireworks displays this year (bummer!). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at dry Mount Angel, OR *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Just about a month ago Dick "Buz" BOISONEAU ('61) called to say that he had leukemia. What a shock to both of us. June 3rd they admitted to Kadlec for treatment. They gave him chemo for just over two weeks. He told me he can't have any more because his body is too weak to accept it. He stayed at Kadlec another week to get his strength up... then released him for hospice at home. Saturday night they took him to hospice off Yelm Street in Kennewick. I went to see him today [6/28]... he was feeling better.. glad to see me. He needs your prayers and people in his corner.. -Jack GARDINER ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Tim SMYTH ('62) Well, I guess you were right to be worried about the 2 jail escapees being in your area, as both were found and killed in upper New York State. Seems a lot of Bombers had good memories of hard work, but fun times working in the "peas". -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are fortunate we are not flooded as much of the state is with our continuing heavy rain, but the cooler temperatures are wonderful!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today: Jack GARDINER ('61) David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan KINNEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri RAY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy FULLMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenna HAMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori KILLAND ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ECKERT ('80) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Re: Buz I got a call 5pm Monday afternoon [6/29] from Jon ('67), Buz's brother that he wasn't communicating today and that his body was shutting down. So I put my ball uniform on real quick and went to see him. I left him at 6pm... sometime before 7pm Buz passed. Besides Buz's family and friends, baseball was his first love. He always envied me because I was still able to play. Tonight we beat the number one team in the league 9-7. this game is dedicated to you, my good friend... God Bless!! -Jack GARDINER ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I am blessed For all of you who are easily bored, time to just skip this post cuz it's gonna be long and disjointed... what they call scream of conshusness... I got home late this morning [6/29] from my yearly trip to Richland and the joy and memories are flooding in... I can't really call it the Sorry 7 or '65er gathering, as it was so very much more and in ways much less... a whole buncha kids didn't make it this weekend but those who did filled it to the brim... I won't go into the trip on Ally-giant but I didn't get to the DQ till around 9 and many kids had split... korse Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and Kathie MOORE ('69) were there in spite of all Kathie has been and is goin' thru... she was a trooper... Friday morning a whole bunch of us met at the Spudnut Shop... Somehow Ron SLEDGE ('65) drove from Vegas and still beat me... John COLE ('66), Larry GREER ('65) and I made plans for the secret get together in the later afternoon (Sorry Roger GRESS ('61) from now on I will give you the high sign)... Katie SHEERAN ('61) showed up in cog neeto (no Kim Novak shirt, but she made up for it Saturday)... we touched base with as many as possible in the heat then around noon we were all gone... Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and I hit the Farmers' Market for some nice breads and smoked salmon which we forgot to put out... as the day progressed Mont ('63) and Jimbeaux ('63) started bringing over chars and ZZ Top hats (a how how how) and CMOORE ('65) and sister Nancy ('70) made their way over... Rosalie ('63) and Chuck arrived and things were getting perfect... now for those of you who missed it and haven't seen the pix on face book... this event had been the subject of months of work by CMOORE, John COLE, Mick HEMPHILL ('66), Gary WEBB ('64) and several others... it was an effort to place Pierre REMILLARD ('65) and Jack KEENEY ('65) in the spotlight to receive Quilts of Valor for their service to our country during the Vietnam War... as time progressed, John was bright enough to realize we needed a mole... at that time John brought Pierre into his confidence to be sure and get Jackson to the church on time... no easy chore I will say... of course he neglected to tell Pete he was being honored as well... Jack, Pierre and Dick STEPHENS ('66) showed up a little early, but they were busy playing tunes and caterwauling... er I mean singing... the crowd began to gether... now sure how I forgot to tell Ken DAME ('68) the procedure, but I did... thankfully he called me early and I told him the plan for the boyz... As he did for my Quilt last summer, Ken got right on the phone and called General Jim MATTIS ('68) who came flying over with a plate of goodies in hand... Steve HAGGARD ('65) became my BFF by showing up with some fruit Rush Limbaugh teas... I hate sweet tea... not any more!... Terry DAVIS ('65) was in awe as he missed my presentation last year... I am pretty sure John CAMPBELL ('63) reacted pretty much to meeting Jim as Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) did last year except he didn't try and shake his hand with a glass of red wine in his hand... oh wait... I'm not supposed to tell that... nevermind, ML! The presentation by John and Mick was superb as always... I was sure KEENEY cried way more than I did, but Carolyn ROE ('63) has assured me that is NOT the case... Jimmie ADAIR (a recipient of a quilt) wanted to impress some people and introduced the General as one of his "Army buddies"... the response was to be expected: "I'm a Marine". Corse only Adair could run over a land mine and get a butt reduction so consider the source... Ellen WEIHERMILLER... THAT'S WEIHEERMILLER ('63) and Doug HAWKINS ('62 also a recipient) made it on time and Doug and I hugged as though we had known each other all our lives... OK OK I did give Ellen a peck onna cheek... OK I gave alla girls at least one peck onna cheek... hey why waste the moment... It was a truly magnificent and touching evening... Eventually I got dinner at Denny's around midnight with Cecilia and the Adairs... Saturday, was early Spuddies again... Katie did her best Kim Novak and I fell in love all over again... Terry DAVIS ('65) brought Craig DAVIS and wife Pat and I was able to catch up with my best Spalding friend ever... Pancakes with the DeJongs was about all I could do in the heat and off I went for a nap... Doug and Ellen went to see the Cows at Katie's, but I missed the field trip again... listening to Katie explain the fine art of washing cow butts was about all I could take (did you know those things just stare at you while they poop!)... I'm sure Oklahoma Doug got a real kick out of it... by the way... if you happen to hook up with Doug, you need to scream in his left ear... but don't mention I told you to... in the evening, the party at Myra WEIHERMILLER's ('67) was intimate and a whole lotta fun... Myra and I played Doug and Ellen in a game of something or other and whooped ass... after the game Myra came running over to me and kerplow... I thought she was trying to jump my bones after all these years, but I learned she was doing a belly bump... I'm told it is whatcha do when you win a game... I liked the bone jumpin' idea better... Sunday was special. I haven't been able to catch Jim STULL ('62) in a couple of years... as you probably know, Jim has been battling cancer since about 2002... Ken DAME ('68) picked the Divine Ms. Hoff ('64) and me up and ran us out to Jim's... Jim looked great and it was so refreshing to spend half a day with him just reliving old times... I wouldn't have missed it for the world. As I said, I am blessed... I no longer use the word "luck"... I have escaped death enough times to know that luck has nothing to do with it. I am sending a picture of the Boyz and General MATTIS with this post. I can only say that no matter the size of our gatherings, she are VERY special events! Jack KEENEY ('65), Jim MATTIS ('68) and Pierre REMILLARD ('65) -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: unusual summer heat Not to be bragging but the Tri-Cities is forecast to have temperatures at least 10 degrees above Death Valley, CA for the next week... I think Hades might have sprung a leak somewhere nearby. -Tedd CADD ('66) *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Darlene "DJ" LOHDEFINCK Peterson ('77-RIP) From the Einan's site: Viewing for friends and family: Tuesday, June 30 from 6pm to 8pm at Events at Sunset. Graveside services: Wednesday, July 1 at 10am at Sunset Gardens; 915 Bypass Hwy ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2015 ~ July, 2015