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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 ~ 07/01/15 248 days till the start of Iditarod 2016! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ANDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill BUTLER ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, here we are at the first of July. An important date, as it is the day the "Eagle screams"; not only that, it's the birth date of a Bomber who used to regale us with some fanciful tales. Haven't heard much from him in quite a while; just hope that everything is all right in beautiful downtown Burbank. Don't think he actually lives in downtown; not with two now sizable labs, but close enough. Therefore, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" is in order for George "Pappy" SWAN ('59). Maybe, some day, he will become the mayor of Burbank. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where most of the weather guessers are backing off the 100 temps for the weekend. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Thank you David RIVERS ('65) for sharing. I was reading David RIVERS' ('65) epistle and then went to the picture of Jack KEENEY ('65), Jim MATTIS ('68) and Pierre REMILLARD ('65). Although I am of the decade before them I truly appreciate hearing and reading about them and quite proud of their many and meaningful accomplishments. As I looked at their picture and was thinking about them, I then noticed the background ? sheets hanging to dry on the clothesline and this brought back some memories of my early childhood in Richland. Now living in the land of rain I'd forgotten the hanging of laundry to sun dry. Still it didn't distract from the picture of 3 handsome gentlemen of the '60s who had accomplished much. Thank you David for sharing. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Today is the birthday Sandstorm Deputy Editor (Plenipotentiary), Richard ANDERSON ('60). Haven't heard too much from Richard lately... I believe he's a bit under the weather. I want to thank Richard so much, for without his knowledge, the Alumni Sandstorm would not be what it is today. I can't begin to tell you all how much he taught me about doing this newsletter. THANK YOU, Richard... and happy Birthday! Re: Iditarod, 2016 - Opening Day, June 27, 2015 ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MUSHING??? 62 mushers entered: 10 rookies, 8 teams from outside U.S. (Norway - 4, Canada - 3, and Sweden - 1). teams from 8 states other than Alaska (Alabama, Oklahoma, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Idaho, Montana and Minnesota). Past champions -- all from Alaska (except 1): 3-time Champ Dallas Seavey, 4-time Champs Jeff King and Martin Buser, and 2- time Champs Robert Sorlie (from Norway) and Mitch Seavey. Mushers have until the close of business December 1, to enter. It is expected that the starting field will approach 80 teams. Iditarod XLIV (44) will get underway at 10am on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in downtown Anchorage at the corner of 4th Avenue and D Street. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday, Pappy Mega Happy Birthday to George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) on 1July! To my fishing and hunting partner: here's wishing you many more. Stay cool, and stay out of the beaten zone. Sempervivum Fi! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where we've yet to see 100, but more than 17 inches of rain this month. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/02/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) David DOUGLAS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie WORLEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David SHERRARD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan Donogh (Adopted '71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, 4th of July 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: David DOUGLAS ('62) Can someone tell me what a prom dress cost back in the early '60s? I need the information for a novel, and having never purchased one myself I'm clueless. Thank you for your assistance. [Wish I could help ya David... my Mom made mine. -Maren] -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where we have to run our solar heater at night to cool off our swimming pool, and with the beginning of the monsoon season, it's not only hot but also humid. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I wouldn't believe it either, Jill BUTLER ('63) But it's true... Yesterday (Tuesday, 6/30) was one a them dayz... I had to play Judgie poo so I tested a couple a cars that actually do have A/C installed to try out a theory I've been tryin' on myself and told Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) about just cuz I hadda tell someone... A/C in the desert can be a big waste of time inna hot rod... because of the size of the engine compartment and particularly the shape of the nose... you might be able to get the hot air in... but getting it out ain't so easy... sometimes things that should have no effect at all can make a world of difference... don't argue thermodynamics with me... it's true... we have had some success running them as advanced as we can stand them... running different radiator caps and on and on... last year I had great luck advancing my roadster and running a 7 pound cap... it worked great... this summer not so good... so this summer I went the other way and tried 18-20 pound caps... so far so good... anyway I got the A/C car to stay cool but was low on freon so got ready for court and hit the trail in the Henry J... it was over 100 when I tested the '40 Ford earlier and as I left for court it was about 108... for, I believe, the first time in my career, I didn't wear a suit... I started early as I had several cases with both sides there and things moved just fine. When the calendar was over I headed for the Rez to pick up cigs... got them and zap... car started, stopped and that was that... started checking "stuff" and called "Big Mike"... nothing was making sense... One of my buds was going home from Mike's so he stopped to help... after he had redone everything I had done we called Mike... no answers there... It was about 112 and thank goodness I brought a cooler of water (I never carry drinking water in town!) I called AAA and they said an hour and 6 minutes... cool... an hour later I called again... I had not charged my battery since CDNs [Cool Desert Nights] duh! I usually carry a new ignition switch and starter... this time I had the starter no switch and no test light (my other car was still packed from the L.A. Roadster Show)... At 9 PM I finally arrived at my house... ate something and went to bed one tired old geezer... Now had it been earlier... I would have jumped on the computer and sent a sweet and thoughtful HB to George "Pappy" SWAN ('59), Richard ANDERSON ('60) AND Jill BUTLER ('63) [on 7/1]... but it was not to be... instead... it was a test a test of the depth of my love and devotion to the dear Bomber-babe... and we passed the test of time (a whole day can be a long time ya know)... "AND OUR LOVE WILL GO ON TILL THE EEEEEEEEEEEEEND OF TIME... till the end of time... (Thanks Earl Grant... I owe ya!) Let's see now... I don't think I can stay out in the sun for 4 hours again today... the car didn't take long for me to fix this morning... but I don't think I wanna stand in the heat like that any more! So here we are again with another Bomber-babe Birthday... sure hope it's a good one! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jamie WORLEY ('64) on your special day, July 2, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/03/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Steve CARSON ('58) Nancy MOORE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray HALL ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) From what sources tell me, it would seem that registrations for the Club 40 Annual Meeting and Whoop-dee-doo [9/11 & 12]] are acting like the Junior Gyrene's A/C. One would hope that responses will pick up in the next few days, but, as has been mentioned, there is both a time and person limit. As the guy in one of those commercials seen on late night TV would say: "I urge you to take pen in hand and respond to this invitation." There you have it. Without your participation, it's gonna be a dull week end. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where temps are approaching 100 despite reassurances from the weather guessers. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Pea harvest memories I am seeing posts from older Bombers and still am interested in knowing if the present generation has the benefit of working the harvest? I worked the boxing line at Rogers... stacking cases of 6 gallon gallon cans on a pallet, 7 feet high. The girls running the casing machine thought it funny to sneak in an empty box on the conveyor. Each case weighed about 55 pounds so when I would grab a case that was empty the result would bring on the giggles (for them). About once a season we would shut down for rain. The parties were great then. Any other time we were too tired to party. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MOORE ('70) The Class of '70 is having our 45 year Reunion in Las Vegas!! WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 WHERE: Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville! DEADLINE FOR TICKET SALES: July 20, 2015 We need a minimum of 100 attendees to go forward... and there are a limited number of tickets available. 1970 Classmates will find details at -Nancy MOORE ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 4th of July ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Rex HUNT ('53) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Marlene LARSEN ('56), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Penny MITCHELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gale WALDKOETTER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim RICE ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron STEPHENS ('56) and Jinnie ECKERT ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) This morning (yesterday, as you read this) I watched the 2nd Portable being loaded on trucks and removed from across the street at the "old" Lewis and Clark. One more to go. Their next assignment is at Ki-Be. According to AKA's post, also this morning... I'm thinking sxign-ups for Club 40 are falling well below expectations. Maybe now they will let "drop-ins" IN. I didn't go last year but have registered for both evenings this year. The 4th of July this year will be a red letter day for me, my youngest daughter Janet Taylor and youngest granddaughter Jordan Rawlings---we are... ta da (drum roll please) "Leavin' On A Jet Plane". First stop, as always, is Seattle, then Dallas, TX, then London, England! After a few days there, we'll Ferry over to France! One night in a small town outside of Paris, then... PARIS! The DeVine ancestors went to England from France. They were accomplished silk weavers back in the day when silk was THE fabric for Aristocrats and Royalty. There is a very small chance that we will rent a car and drive to a certain town in Scotland--country of the Hodges side of the family! Janet and Jordan (aunt and niece) have been talking about this for a couple of years and, suddenly, I'm invited to go along. It helps to be the $$ behind the adventure. (I will be reimbursed. It's just a matter of timing.) Talk about "timing", I'm seeing that France is having a major heat wave. Aargh! When we first were checking lodging, etc, temps were in the high 60s, in other words: perfect! Now in the 90s!!!! Probably humid, too. This is a trip of a life-time for me and we will super enjoy it, whatever the weather! **grin** Optimistically, I am taking rain gear. I'm hoping people will forgo individual fireworks this year and enjoy the professionals! Too much fire danger. (I've already seen and heard the explosions and twirling lights, so I know that is a wasted "hope".) There is a certain self-centeredness about some (too many) people so I guess I'll change that to hoping the fires aren't too bad. Bon voyage, Amigas et Amigos. Oops, mixing languages won't be a good thing! -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ livin' the good life! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) To: Steve CARSON ('58) Re: Pea Harvest! I passed thru the Milton-Freewater area some 15 years ago right in the middle of harvest season. Not a pea in sight. for miles in all directions only grapes. The whole area has turned into a wine mecca. Seems they make more money with a lot less workers and factories. Now Milton-Freewater (which resembled a town out of Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath") now is a quite nicely painted tourist trap with antique stores all over the area. Had mixed emotions about that upgrade. Seems they found other areas to grow peas. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from "hell-hole" Hanford, CA where it is hot enough to roast your Post Toasties. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Bomber tears! Bob MEAKINS (54), passed away during the night of July 1st. Joyce, Bob's wife, sent me a message and asked me to notify the Sandstorm and Dust Storm. Bob had suffered for a couple years with COPD, and was getting better this last month. He wrote to me several times before and after our 60 year class reunion last year and was looking forward to getting his Dust Storm. Joyce said they are planning a Celebration of Life for Bob in October so more family can get there in Arizona. Bob's address is in our 60 year class booklet, or if anyone wants their address, you can notify me. RIP - Bob!! Re: Club 40 September 11th and 12th meeting: You will soon be able to see who has reserved their spot in the fun weekend in September with Club 40!! Just remember... the classes of '55 and '60 will be joining us in the evening, so those reservations will be large and it's "first come, first served", with a capacity of 300 at Red Lion in Richland. NO tickets sold at the door!! This means, please don't hesitate to send in your reservations!! I have been able to recruit a couple more reps (years '50 and '70), THANK YOU! and classmates who have not been to Club 40 in many years, so it will fill up fast in this next month. We are still in need of several Bombers to represent their class on the Board of Directors. PLEASE! Did you notice the Richland reunions listed in the July 3rd Tri- City Herald? [Also check the list of Bomber reunions on the website... AND the Bomber Calendar. -Maren] If you need a contact name for classes of '55, '60 or '75, it is there. And, yay, we will have some members of 1975 at Club 40, their first year of eligibility. Now we need to get more of the younger group from the '60s and '70s to come!! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54 & Club 40 President) ~ Pasco with temps at 106 today!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Happy 4th of July This is a great short video. You'll be glad you watched it, especially this week. Happy 4th of July! God Bless America! -Tony DURAN ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56) Hi Maren: You might want to post this in the Alumni Sandstorm tomorrow. We just stopped at Safeway in Modesto, CA and they had Lake Chelan cherries for sale (beautiful red ones and so tasty) on sale for $1.99 per pound. Needless to say, I bought a couple of pounds for the 4th of July holiday. -Marlene LARSEN Hegseth ('56wb) ~ Modesto, CA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Fourth of July Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light, What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion A home and a country should leave us no more? Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. O, thus be it ever when freemen shall stand, Between their lov'd homes and the war's desolation; Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us as a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust" And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: BRATTON ('??) continues worldwide trek ~ 7/3/15 Herald "Former Richland High School swimmer Lisa Bratton is growing accustomed to long-distance flights. Last summer, Bratton got to break out her passport for the first time when she was selected to compete for the United States at Pan Pacific Championships in Australia. The soon-to-be Texas A&M sophomore added another stamp to her passport this week when she flew to South Korea for the World University Games in Gwangju." "Heats start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Gwangju (4:30 p.m. Friday in the Tri-Cities). It will be 3:39 a.m. Pacific time (7:39 p.m. in Korea) on Saturday when the semifinalists are scheduled to go off." "Bratton is one of 25 women on the U.S. roster. She will swim the 200-meter backstroke in Gwangju, which is 16 hours ahead of the Tri-Cities and has a population of 1.5 million people. It's four hours south of Seoul via bus." "Based on her rapid ascent to international competition, it might not be too far-fetched to think that Rio de Janeiro - host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics - could be the next stop on the Lisa Bratton world tour." Read more: Happy and safe 4th of July to all~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very hot Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HUSKE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TAMPIEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Danny WALKER ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Time never really passes I received a call on the night of the 3rd from Susan SHEPARD ('67). As she has always been the best friend of the love of my life during my senior year and for many years after, I guessed the reason for the call... so I guess I was ready, if one can be ready... I went back in time to when I was maybe 10 and first became acquainted with her brother. Stanley ('65-RIP)... as years passed I became friends with her brothers, Bob ('63) and Jerry (NAB-RIP). In time she and I started dating and became inseparable... When she was born, her Mom, Irene brought her home and Stan began dancing and clapping his hands over his sweet "little Dancy Jerry"... she was named Nancy Cher... I bought my 3rd or 4th car from Bob and ran with Stan a great deal... she was always concerned about being the only girl among such "guy" guys... she was beautiful and about as sweet as anyone I've met... I felt like a big shot when Bob got married and his best man was Kent Morrill... because the boys had all been raised for a good bit in Puyallup, we spent a good amount of time there too... We often stayed with Jean DEMITER ('62) who was married to Jerry till he was killed in an awful car wreck... Fifty years ago yesterday, Nancy, Jack KEENEY ('65) and I headed for Idaho so she and I could get married... bad timing... nothing was open and the whole town was down at the lake... we always planned to try again but when Jerry was killed, she never really recovered... we began to drift apart and I joined the Marine Corps hoping she would miss me as much as I missed her... I always stayed in touch with her mother and always called her "mom2"... We also stayed in touch and saw each other now and then... we had a really wonderful long weekend in Santa Barbara and always seemed to know what was going on with each other... in time it seemed she wasn't allowed to spend much time in Richland... none of my bees wax why... I have a picture of us with C MOORE ('65) and Pierre REMILLARD ('65) going to prom... I guess I should post it with this. Several years ago I got an uneasy feeling and felt I needed to call her Mom... the phone rang a few times and she answered instead of her mom... she had been driving by the old house on her way to her mom's funeral and she just had to stop in... as she approached she heard the phone ring; as she answered she started crying and said, "you won't believe this but the last thing mom said was tell David I love him"... Now, just a weekend ago, I spent the weekend with C.MOORE, Pierre and KEENEY, kids who had been important in our short time together... Nancy Cher MIDDLETON ('67) passed away on June 19, 2015. She will remain in my heart as she has been for over 50 years. -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BRUNELLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David BARGER ('72) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) WHAT: '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, July 10th, 2015 TIME: 12:00--2:00 PM WHERE: Olive Garden, 1420 Louisiana St, Kennewick Attention all Ladies of the Col-Hi Class of 1965: mark your calendars and join us for Lunch this Friday (July 10th) at the Olive Garden Restaurant in Kennewick. It's sure to be another "scorching hot" day, so come inside and join us for a cool cocktail, a tasty appetizer, and/or one of their delicious entrees while spending time with long-time friends/classmates. We'll also let you know how things stand for our 50 Year Reunion - which is next month!! If you plan to bring a guest to the lunch, or have any questions, let me know! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: BRATTON wins gold at World University Games ~ 7/5/15 Herald "Former Richland High School swimmer Lisa BRATTON has a lovely golden prize to cherish from the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. The incoming Texas A&M sophomore won the women's 200- meter backstroke final Sunday at the Nambu University International Aquatics Center." Re: USA vs Japan Women's World Cup title ~ 7/5/15 Herald "VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA - Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four- goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 for the team's first World Cup championship since 1999. Hope SOLO ('99) won her second straight Golden Glove as top goalkeeper of the tournament." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Donna BOWERS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Irene DE LA BRETONNE *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Hope SOLO ('99) Just so proud of our Women's team, what outstanding athletes!!! Hope Solo was exemplary. Congrats to her and to Richland. It does my heart good to see women's sports come to the forefront, especially on the world stage. This team was special! For those of us that have played soccer competitively there is no finer sport, both in skill level and fitness. Yea! for Richlander Hope Solo and her team... you did us proud! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from warm, humid St. Louis, MO where we need to pipe all this water to CA. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Betty NEAL ('62), Mike QUANE ('63) Tedd CADD ('66), Dave MILLER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty RUSSELL ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tammy JANES ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna Sue LUKINS ('79) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wishing classmate, Betty RUSSELL Kent ('54) a very happy birthday today. Enjoy your time up at your cabin and hope to see you at Club 40 in September!! At least you are escaping the 100+ weather here in the Tri Cities! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Cooling down to the 90s *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, we have come to the 8th of July. The annals tells that on this date a Bomber Babe was born. It is presumed that great rejoicing was given throughout the land. How could it not be; after all she is a Bomber Babe. This is important to remember as the day wears on. Now to say that I knew her back in the day would be stretching it a bit. I knew of her, she, on the other hand, may or may not have known me. We moved in different circles together. None the less, we have come to the point in our lives when we address each other civilly; what more could one ask. In keeping with a tradition that I invented a few years back; I will now ceremoniously tip the ol' propeller beanie and lead the shout of "Happy Birthday!" in honor of Betty RUSSELL ('54) on this celebration of her 21st. I would remind her current husband/significant other that taking her to Wendy's in honor of the occasion just doesn't quite make the grade. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the possibilities of rain by the coming weekend may just be passing fancys. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62) Re: Women's Soccer Did you see where they spent 8 million dollars for the men's team that didn't make it through the first round? On the other hand they spent 2 million dollars on the Girls' Soccer Team that won all the marbles. Where is the equality? -Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike QUANE ('63) Re: San Jose Bomber Connections Connections: Mike QUANE ('63), Tim QUANE ('69), Patty O'NEIL ('65), Marilyn HAMMER Strankman ('70), and Tom WESTPHAL ('05). Our community 4th of July picnic was held at our ranch this year with a few Bomber connections in attendance. The Smith family, proud grandparents and aunt and uncle of the 2005 Bomber valedictorian, Tom WESTPHAL came for the party. Graduated WSU ROTC, now Captain WESTPHAL is in the Army special operations. They spent numerous summers in Richland with the grandkids. Grandpa Tom Smith, the dean of Park Management at West Valley College (we taught together for years (actually decades) presented me with a signed copy of his new Park Management text. I told him I would have been happy to give him at least $20 for the text if he had included at least one picture of me. He turned to page 155, and I reached for my wallet. Our neighbor, Sid Melbourne, taught school for 25 plus years with Patty O'NEIL ('65) in the San Jose area and is the next door neighbor of Kevin Tillman, played minor league ball with Elliott Strankman, son of Bomber Marilyn HAMMER Strankman ('70). Then there is brother Tim QUANE ('69) who is heading to Richland (vacation) next week after 30 years away. Pictures: 1. Mike, brother Tim, and Sid. 2. Proud grandparents, aunt and uncle. 3. Tree House Bath. 4. View from Tree House Bath. 5. Not everyone arrived by 4 wheel drive. -Mike QUANE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) and "Congrats to ... Richland." According to this morning's Tri-City Herald, Richland Mayor David Rose watched the game and wondered "if the city could recognize her somehow, but I couldn't think of anything appropriate." So: Congratulations to Hope! But not to the city government. -Tedd CADD ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dave MILLER ('67) Re: Working for the Jolly Green Let me clear up something about working for the pea harvest. Bill SCOTT ('64) mentioned [in the 6/24/15 Alumni Sandstorm] "David Miller" working at the pea harvest in 1964 and I am sure he did but a friend asked me about it. I worked there with Fred MOBERG ('67) and Mike GRIFFIN ('67)in the summer of 1966. There were two David L. Millers, one was David Lee MILLER ('65) and myself, David Leon MILLER ('67). Several times I had received things of his in class at Chief Jo and Col-Hi delivered by he office. It is funny to think that so many kids went to Dayton to work in the pea harvest. Mike, Fred, and I got hired as swather drivers by claiming we were eighteen, but we had all had tractor experience. We drove tractors picking up hay bales after we moved sprinkler pipes in the mornings and we picked up plum crates out of orchards. We drove swathers all night just following the lights in front of you and doing a little loop turn at the end of the field The next year (1967) we went there again to drive tractors but swathers were gone and replaced by a combine that did the whole job of swathers and dozers that picked up the rows we cut and spit all the waste out the back. we got hired to make sure the combine waste exit didn't get clogged up. There is another word for it that starts with an a, but I wont use it. So we gave it up and ventured to the big city (Walla Walla) and went to work for Rogers Walla Walla cannery for which I still have my union card that my dear mother saved for me. Peace to all, -David Leon MILLER ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Dick BOISONEAU ('61-RIP) from the Einan's website: Services will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at 10am at Events at Sunset in Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and 1 Lion sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62), John ADKINS ('62), Gary Brehm ('64 Lion) and Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken HEMINGER ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) On this day in 1945, Berle Patricia BEZZIO ('63-RIP) uttered her first scream. It wouldn't be her last. I was to hear her scream again years later, more than once. I first encountered Patty when she was in eighth grade and I was in the ninth. We were both in the Carmichael spelling bee. I was eliminated, she won. Our next encounter was in German class, her sophomore year and my junior year at Col-Hi. The class decided to have a party over the Christmas holidays. Having forgotten about the spelling bee, I tapped her on the shoulder. "Would you like to go to the party with me?" "Ahhhhh!" That was the first time I heard her scream. After spending time after school writing 100 times, "I am a menace to the good of society" (in German, of course), Patty agreed to go to the party with me. Due to her nervous stomach, we got to the party almost an hour late, and then she spent most of it in the restroom throwing up. In my defense, let me say I've been on lots of dates with many different girls, and she's the only one who ever threw up because she had a date with me. For some reason I can't remember, the next time I saw her in German class I asked her to go to a basketball game with me. She got through that date without the theatrics and became my girlfriend. The next scream occurred when her father invited us to go for a scooter ride out in the desert hills. On one ride I spotted a cactus in full bloom and stopped to admire it with her. Then we began admiring each other. We were embracing in a prolonged passionate kiss when we heard, "Ahem!" Patty screamed. Her father had arrived unannounced, wondering why he didn't hear the scooter anymore. Fortunately, he didn't scold us. I suspect he'd been young once. I began adding a few minutes to our dates to spend in our favorite pastime, necking. I found a deserted road north of town where I could see a car coming from either direction a mile away in time to get moving, although we never saw a single car all the hours we spent there. However, we lived on the south side of town, and one night we didn't have time to take "the long way home." I decided to go down one of the narrow dirt roads off the bypass highway to the Yakima River. A car began following us. We rolled up the windows and locked the doors while I looked for a place to turn around. I found a spot wide enough to turn around, but I couldn't drive back to the highway unless the other car passed us. When it came within our headlights, Patty screamed again. It was a police car. Fortunately, the kind policeman kept going. Patty broke up with me just before school began in the fall, so she could date other boys. I began dating Diane ZELLEY ('63). A couple of months later Patty asked if I'd take her on dates again - the other boys who were supposed to ask her for dates didn't cooperate. I agreed, for reasons that escape me now. I dated both girls for several months. One day I asked Diane if I could have lunch with her. That's when I discovered that she and Patty were friends and ate lunch together. Second semester I joined the Algebra class I'd dropped my junior year to have a study hall. Patty was in that class. A few weeks later Mrs. Johnson announced a student was transferring in from fifth period Algebra - Diane Zelley. That was the last time I heard Patty scream. On October 6, 1998, Patty left for a place where, I hope, she'll never have to scream again, since I'm not there. Thank you for the memories, Patty. Rest in peace. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Women's Soccer It is absolutely not inequality or sexism that men's soccer gets 8 million and women's soccer get 2 million. Men's Soccer has to pay a higher rate of graft money to FIFA. We should all be able to see that. -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland If your coming here - bring your Endura Cool Towels *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary Brehm ('64 Lion) and Marsha GOSLIN ('65) Re: Iditarod Maren. We are in Juneau on a cruise and we just heard a fabulous talk by Libby Riddles about her life, her dogs and the Iditarod. She signed two pictures for you. Will send when we return from Alaska. -Gary Brehm ('64 Lion) and Marsha GOSLIN ('65) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Very cool... THANKS! I'm excited for you to get back home. For those who don't already know: Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the Iditarod in 1985. Susan Butcher was right behind Libby wining in '86, '87, '88, and '90 which gave rise to the bumper stickers and signs: "ALASKA, where men are men and women win the Iditarod." -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Gwen GANSE ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dale McLEAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill RULON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HODGSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susie DILL ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gwen GANSE Brodaczynski ('54) Re: Ron MAYBERRY ('53) I spoke with Ron's wife, Sandy, this evening [7/9/15] and it is with much sadness that I pass the news that Ron is losing his battle with bladder cancer and is under hospice care. He has requested that no service be held. If you were ever Ron's friend, he never forgot you, Please keep him and his family in your prayers. -Gwen GANSE Brodaczynski ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The Flash Hmmmmmmm wonder if Marvel would sue? Maybe "Speedy Bill"... no That's been taken by Speedy Bill Smith the late owner of "Speedway Motors" "the oldest hot rod shop in America"... hmmmmmmmm I'm thinking... I'm thinking... hey how 'bout "Billy RULON"... that's what we used to call him? Any way you slice it I will always remember him as the fastest kid I ever knew... I on the other hand, according to Ken Olson (RIP) was the "slowest human being on earth" HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bill RULON ('64) on your special day, June 10, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/11/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex HUNT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MIKULESKY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janice JOHNS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete CARROLL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I have to wonder if the Tooter ('65) is feeling all right as his last birthday greeting was short and to the point. Is he loosing his legal circumlocution? Beside the point. The actual point being is that this is the second of many Bomber birthdays to be acknowledged this month for members of The Class of '54. In his life after graduation he has done many things and been a few places; he's even been known to be a week early for a class reunion. So, on this occasion I will tip the ol' propeller beanie and give the "Happy Birthday!" cheer for Roger MIKULESKY ('54) and hope that he has many more. It is pleasing to note that some of the usual suspects will be in attendance at this year's Club 40 Meeting and "Whoop-de-doo". So keep those registrations coming in, basically to give the treasurer something to do. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the cooler temps are pleasant. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Little Help Here A classmate of ours and longtime friend of mine has fallen on some very hard times and I am trying to help him wade thru the administrative mess that comes with Government Programs. He is 70 years old, has virtually no assets and currently receives some $700 month social security and $100 worth of food stamps. In the past he was receiving some monthly payments from the VA, but those stopped when he was incarcerated some time back and have not been reinstated. His electric scooter that was donated by a local service club has been "repode" because he couldn't provide covered storage to keep it out of the elements. Is there anyone out there in Bomberland who understands the system, or can point me in the general direction of someone who does? This individual is not a self starter and has been jacked around by his local American Legion service officers to the point that he has accepted the status quo and figures that things are not going to get any better, so why bother. I being attracted to lost causes, feel I owe it to him to make things better. I just need to figure out how to make the merry go round stop long enough to get the right people on. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: loooooooooooooooong time B-day friend I often wonder who was the first kid I met when I was old enough to know I was a kid... I met some very young I'm sure... missed this kid when I was home a few weeks ago... stopped into Richland Bell at 11:30 and he was already at lunch... thought he was a merchant, not a Banker... he woulda hadda be a very early meet for me as his Pop was my Pop's best friend... not sure if I should call him on his b-day as he may be out to lunch... but he always calls me on mine so fair is fair... hope he has a good one... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Peter "Joe" CARROLL ('65) on your special day, June 11, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Alan LOBDELL ('69) Re: Water I spent over 35 years as a Professional Civil Engineer working as a Project Engineer, City Engineer and Public Works Director and have never found clean non-corrosive, high ph, micro clustered water like this Japanese medical machine produces. City and bottled water is only good for flushing toilets! This is the best water for good health I've ever seen. Take a look at this 23 minute demo. No one in the house has been sick a day since we got it. I wish I would have found it when Maxine was fighting breast cancer. [Not endorsed by me. -Maren] -Alan LOBDELL ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Martie WADE ('57) Bonnie ALLEN ('59), Derrith PERSONS ('60) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Betti AVANT ('69) Lori SIMPSON ('70) and Mike HOGAN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy PAYTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra MILLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trudy SPILMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra BELLISTON ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) As I write this post, I am sitting in the court yard of our AirBnB in Paris, France. Lovely day (11:15am here). The weather for our entire tip, so far, has been just beautiful! 92, yesterday at this time, but 73 now. Perfect! Pascal sits across the small table writing on his laptop. He is an actor, comedian and writer. We will go to his one man show this evening although "some" of us won't understand much of it. A girl friend of granddaughter, Jordan, has joined us from the south of France and she does French fairly well. They are having a great time together renewing friendship from early grade school through Hanford High. Go Falcons! This row-house is interesting: about 22 ft x 28 ft but 4 stories. Yesterday we went to the Louvre. We didn't get to see the parts that were of greatest interest to me, the Americas. I brought 3 pair of shoes and they all are killing my feet and I have not been able to find a pair to buy. I have seen similar exhibits before at other Museums. Mostly naked men and women but also, for example--drinking cups made from Jade, etc. I can't imagine the patience and steady hand such a creation would require! We may go back today. The 3 girls are all still sleeping. We have been pushing ourselves to see and do everything possible. Last evening after the Louvre, we had dessert near-by, then opted for a Taxi home, instead of public transit. Well worth the $15, especially because I had envisioned twice that amount. By that time I was wearing Janet's flip flops. Public transit, by the way, is phenomenal both here and in London. I've never tried New York's so can't compare, but probably the same. Yesterday while we walked along the Champs Elysees, (sp?) fighter planes flew over head. Then more of them... then a big plane, then more fighters. Janet texted Pascal to see if something untoward was going on but he said it was probably practice for an upcoming military holiday. Out of context, but the Seine is much cleaner than the Thames. We found a carrousel to ride after the Eiffel tower and before the Arche de Triumph. Playfully fun... and it got me off my feet for a few minutes. Janet is up now and checking the internet to see how much wine she can take back!!! *grin* Shoes are first on today's agenda. She wants dressy. Of course, I want/need walking. Bomber greetings, -Em DeVINE ('52) ~ from *rubbing it in* lovely Paris, France. Tomorrow we go back to London for 2 days. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Contact our fellow Bomber's congressman. I had trouble with Social Security getting my son's check to him and my congresswoman got it taken care of in two weeks. Prayers for him. -Marian "Martie" WADE Jenkins ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bonnie ALLEN ('59) My lovely sister, Marlene ALLEN LeCount ('56) passed away on July 6 after a battle with cancer. Her last email to me was before she started chemo: "Don't worry about me. I will get through this too." I wasn't able to talk to her again. She passed away 2 weeks after starting chemo and radiation. We will never forget Marlene and her love for us and her determined spirit. -Bonnie ALLEN ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I will be doing a Bomber Memorial with more formation. -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: PERSONS Dean ('60) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) HI, I am going through stage 4 cancer since last October. brain cancer, yes with a 15 different days of radiation... yes cancer in the bones, liver. where ever.. I have Humana insurance now they have helped me get state insurance. there is always Hospice (sp) is wrong... I don't pay anything... my sons are doing what ever I need done... by the time I leave I wont Have anything... course I can't take it with me anyhow... the first thing I have been doing is putting God first he is my source... hope this helps.. Derrith PERSONS Dean ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I kin take it So I guess I haven't been anecdotal enuff for the Senior Squid ('54) lately... I guess sometimes I gots the engerny and sometimes I duzn't... yesterday I spent several hours in the heat with my Buddy Magoo... We had planned on going to the funeral for our long time friend, Ralph Lamb who was the Sheriff in this little berg from '61-'79... if ya ever saw the show supposedly based on that time it was pretty much hog wash... I never watched it but anyone who knew him said it was pretty silly... I shoulda gone to the premier but getting me outa the house at night is a lost cause most of the time... Ralph and I lived close to each other in several neighborhoods and were what I like to think good friends... Ralph hadda way of getting people to do what he wanted including taking matters I didn't especially wanna take... but hey... When Magoo finally left SEAL team 1, he went to work in Ralph's special ops... now special ops was whatcha might call the "Welcoming Committee" for the unwelcome... prolly 'nuff said on that... Ralph was a cowboy's cowboy... one time he and I hadda fly to Carson City for a hearing... he had just had the veins stripped from his legs... he got outa that hospital bed and off we went... only the weekend before that he had been bulldogging steers... the morning of the funeral the boys called and said it was gonna be a zoo at the church... the Hollywood crowd was coming and it was for sure they'd all want photo ops... Cliff, the older son made an announcement that there would be a special set up for them so they wouldn't disrupt the funeral and it was suggested that graveside was for Family and close friends... Magoo and I headed over to the cemetery at the end of my block when we saw the honor guard show up and waited till the famblie and friends arrived... it was intimate and touching with all the hugging and kissing... Rex Allan, Jr. sang a sweet song and the riderless horse brought tears to the eye... the boys, their wives and other famblie members all got cartridges from the 21 gun salute... I was a good boy and left them for the others (shocking I know)... I don't particularly want a funeral, but if I had one... that was one to emulate... at least the graveside part... Yesterday, I should have spent a little more time on the B-day guy... As I said I've known him most of my life... From the time he could talk, he called his mom "Grace"... I mean it was her name so... As with most of my friends there are a million stories I could tell about him but this one really sums it all up... Grace could be a bit overprotective and she used to take him in the women's bathroom with her... as happens, he grew to an age where the ladies were a tad uncomfortable with his presence... at some point he had enuff and stared one lady down and said "Whatsamatter lady, ain'tcha never seen a midget?!" Today's Bomber-babe is one I've know, I believe since 6th grade... I can still see her inna grade school picture and I'm pretty sure I'm right... ain't seen her inna while and I am really looking forward to doing so at our 50 year... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cindy PAYTON ('65) on your special day, June 12, 2015 (I promise no bathroom stories)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: NYC celebrates Women's World Cup winners ~ 7/11/15 Herald "NEW YORK - Fresh off its World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team got a hero's welcome on Friday with a ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan mobbed by young girls and other flag-waving fans, followed by a City Hall ceremony where each player was given a key to the city." "Richland native and U.S. soccer goalie, Hope SOLO ('99), left, looks over the key to New York City as teammate Sydney Leroux, center, receives her key from first lady Chirlane McCray and Mayor Bill de Blasio during Friday's City Hall celebration for the Women's World Cup champions. The United States beat Japan for the title Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Patti's ALL Bomber Lunch - 7/11/15 Only 4 hearty souls came to the ALL Bomber lunch on Saturday. Glen ROSE ('58) and Carol Rose (spouse - '62 Sunnyvale, CA), Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57), and myself. We had a gentleman looking at our sign in sheet and inquired about our group. We told him about our monthly lunches and asked if he were a Bomber and he told us yes class of '75. We invited him to join us but he declined and I forgot to ask him his name. We told him when we meet so perhaps he will show up again but this time join us. Our favorite little waitress Linda was expecting her first baby on 5 July but the little one came a week early. She had told us it was going to be a girl and is her first child. {So, was it a boy or a girl?? -Maren] I didn't take my camera so no pictures this time around. We celebrated Glen's July birthday but he gave his piece of pie to his wife as I politely declined it. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from sunny but a bit cooler Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) and Mike HOGAN ('70) Re: Mike QUANE's ('63) entry on 7/8/15 Mike, How can we contact Tim ('69) so the Hogans can get together with their cousin? Thanks Re: 1970 alum passes away.. Our best friend and 1970 classmate, Don FOSS, passed away last evening (7-10-15) after a short bout with cancer. The Tri-City Herald will not be posting it until Tuesday.Don's Memorial Service will be held at Richland Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015, at 11am. -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) and Mike HOGAN ('70) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I will be doing a Bomber Memorial with more formation. -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Maxine KIRKLIN Faubion ~ Class of 1948 ~ 1930 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and Memorial INFO today Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lin ST. Cohn ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack Alexander ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary Lawrence ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glen ROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry ELUTE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Columbia High School Class of 1963 70th Birthday Party Saturday, September 12, 2015 Richland Community Center (overlooking Howard Amon Park) 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sock Hop Entertaining Program (Celebrity Surprises) Taco Bar Non-alcoholic beverages All for a fee of only $10 per attendee (All members of other classes are welcome to party with us) Send registration fee and attendee information to: Linda Boehning 2854 Troon Ct. Richland, WA 99354 All class members invited to attend: Next planning meeting: Wednesday, August 5th Rosie's Diner @ 11:00 AM Work party meeting: Wednesday, August 26th (Venue & time TBA) Richland Club 40 Meeting is this same weekend, but this is a separate gathering. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today >>Don FOSS ('70-RIP) Memorial Service WHERE: Richland Lutheran Church WHEN: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 TIME: 11am ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/14/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley STREGE ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thora METCALF ('59) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) By ginger peachy, this is the birthday of a Bomber Babe that I knew back in the day. Somewhat scared to speak to her for fear of igniting the wrath of her then boy-friend (later husband). Such was my life then. Met them again at Club 40 and found it was OK to talk to her, even though I didn't have much to say. On that happy note, let me tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Shirley STREGE ('54) on this important day in her life. And should she attend the "Girls of '54" ice cream social at Rosy's this coming Friday, it should be more than icing on the cake. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR without a drop of rain despite the promises of the weather guessers. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Praise the Lord And pass the ammunition! Kathie MOORE Adair ('69) came thru her surgery Monday afternoon with flying colors. Bomber prayers work! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Doug JENSON ~ Class of 1974 ~ 1956 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Karen COLE ('55), Mike CLOWES ('54) Leoma COLES ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Judie and Jackie COLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn EKLUND ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gary Davis ('77) & Karen Whitney ('76) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy 70th birthday to our sisters Judie ('63) and Jackie ('63). It doesn't seem like so long ago we celebrated your 18th birthday in San Francisco when you came to live with us. We saw the movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" and toured the city. Yes I went up the one way street the wrong way. Remember playing badminton in your two piece swim suits, and dancing to all those '60's favorites. Time flies and here you are 70 and back to a one piece swim suit. Remember, you are only as young as you feel and act. You are really only 18. We love you two. Barb ('50) Patti ('52), Karen ('55), and John ('66) -Karen COLE Correll ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) And now a two-fer. That's right, two for the price of one. Such a deal, and on Bomber Babes to boot. I do sort of remember them from back in the day. I think they acted as escorts for their older sister when she was a cheer leader. I could be mistaken in the premise, but they did appear on the basketball court helping the Pep Club and others to cheer on the Bombers. I just hope that their siblings remember this day, and not have to come at it a day late. With all that said and done, it is now time to tip the ol' propeller beanie; and say "Happy Birthday!" to Jackie and Judy COLE ('63). By the way, did I fail to mention that yesterday was Shirley's 21st birthday? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are hoping for rain again this week end. But who cares if some falls in Portland. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) After an awesome week in rancho Santa Margarita, CA, I am heading back to the Oregon coast. Brought my 12 year old granddaughter down to visit my son and his family. We went to Knott's Berry Farm and to Soak City (water park)... so much fun, my grandson is 10! Now back to the grind at our little store in Lincoln City, OR. -Leoma COLES ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Mr. forgetful Soooooooo it's like this... is it you or is it memorex? ya just never know... ya know... met one of these Bomber-babes in Spanish class with Mr. Briggs... ah that was a great class... met the other one thru knowin' the other one and their bro ('66)... cept I'm feelin' kinda bad cuz her bro and our Buddy Larry GREER ('65) invited them to meet up with them in Vegas... corse I forget in two minutes and when they emailed me and called I was inna middle of a project and filthy dirty... not sure if that project is finished or just morphed into a nuther one... that's the way these things are, ya know... well I'm hoping that I have alla kids from this famblie on my cheat sheet now... so we'll see... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jackie and Judie COLE ('63) on you special day, July 15, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Butch RAUCH ('66-RIP) Butch's daughter, Michelle RAUCH Larson ('95), called me Tuesday morning to tell me that her dad had passed away about midnight Sunday, July 12, while in a hospital in Tillamook. Services will be Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Einan's. Bomber Tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Dear Kathy MOORE Adair ('69) I am so very please to hear that you came through the surgery on Monday!! Praise the Dear Lord!! My Prayers are with You & Family!! Bombers Rule! -Pam EHINGER Edinger (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Leo HANNAN ~ Class of 1947 ~ 1930 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/16/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and memorial INFO today: Allyson SMITH ('67) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara ISACKSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margo COMPTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott HARTCORN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet BENNETT ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Allyson SMITH Dennis ('67) Re: Nancy MIDDLETON ('67-RIP) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Shirley, There will be no obit. Could you please put it in the Sandstorm in case anyone else wants to go. Rick and I are going. From the Tri-Cities, it's about a 4 hour drive one-way. Her memorial will be held at the Laurel Creek Manor in Sumner, WA on July 21st (Tuesday) at 5pm. The address is 7611 - 166th Avenue East, Sumner, WA. -Allyson SMITH Dennis ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2015 WHEN: next Saturday, July 18th TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, LOCATION: 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers Their families and friends are welcome, the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering, all class years are welcome) Out of Towner's welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) *************************************************************** NOT a Memorial - only INFO today Re: John WORRELL ('59wb-RIP) A grave side service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 4:30pm at Sunset Gardens in Richland with a reception to follow at Events at Sunset located on the Cemetery grounds. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/17/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and Memorial INFO Today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Helen CROSS ('62) Allyson SMITH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean ANSON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny LYTLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie MACAK ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Music please: "I left my hearrrrtt in..." No, I didn't leave my heart any place. But I did leave my laptop charger in Paris. Dang! $59.71 to replace it. (As if I hadn't already spent a bunch on vacation!) It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for me. So grateful for daughter, Janet Rawlings Taylor for doing all the travel plans and for granddaughter Jordan Rawlings for taking care of most of the navigating while in London and Paris. Janet was awesome in the way she took care of me: looking back to be sure I was following when I got a bit behind, holding my arm going up and down millions of steps, checking to be sure I was ok getting off the escalators, etc. We walked for hours every day. (I'd love to know how many miles we covered! Too bad I didn't think to buy a pedometer, although I don't know how accurate they are.) It was a great 10 days, but I don't think I'd be interested in doing it again. Although I admit to wanting to see the Galapogos Archipelago. I got home to my own little home at about 1:00 or so Tuesday night/Wednesday morning after flying from London to Dallas to Seattle to Pasco. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ happy at home but happy to have gotten to go! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: In Jolly Ole England finally made it across the "pond" on A great flight with Air Canada yesterday, to be "collected" at Heathrow by my dear friend, Jan (we've been friends since we met as exchange students in '62 to Holland). She married and Englishman and has quite adapted to being English!! Today I'm visiting her in her quite English "semi-detached" house. Tomorrow I tackle the tubes and trains and buses... more later -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Goring, England where it's dry and I'm quite comfortable in a short-sleeved shirt. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Allyson SMITH Dennis ('67) Re: Nancy MIDDLETON ('67-RIP) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Shirley, There will be no obit. Could you please put it in the Sandstorm in case anyone else wants to go. Rick and I are going. From the Tri-Cities, it's about a 4 hour drive one-way. Her memorial will be held at the Laurel Creek Manor in Sumner, WA on July 21st (Tuesday) at 5pm. The address is 7611 - 166th Avenue East, Sumner, WA. -Allyson SMITH Dennis ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** NOT a Bomber Memorial - only INFO today Re: Butch RAUCH ('66-RIP) from the Einan's website: Viewing will be held at Einan's Funeral Home in Richland, WA on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 12pm. Funeral will follow at 2pm. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), John BROWNE ('61) Mike BRADY ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BOREN ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) "Golleee!!!" to quote the Junior Gyrene's favorite marine. Time to report the birthday of another Bomber Babe from The Class of '54. That's right, folks, a Bomber Babe that I went to school with, but, unfortunately, don't remember too well. Except that she is a Bomber Babe. With all that being said, I shall now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Ann BOREN ('54) on the occasion of what purports to be her 21st. At least that's what will be told to the bartender at the Uptown Tavern, should he/she ask. Truth be told, I don't think she would frequent such an establishment so we could change the locale to the Tahitian Room. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 90 or better have been forecast for today and tomorrow. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) Read the bad news about a mysterious sturgeon die-off, on both sides of McNary Dam recently... but was happy to see that Col-Hi grad Malcolm CHUNN was interviewed to some length about the issue. He has obviously kept up with fishing the river locally. It's always reassuring to see some knowledgable eye-witness observations in news stories, instead of only 'expert' conjecture (although I take it all in). The story I read was in the Seattle Times on July 16. I hope that "the powers that be" can figure this out... and, if possible DO something about it. ^..^ -John BROWNE ('61) Peace... the affordable alternative *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) Marilyn "Em" DeVINE's ('52) entry about her visit to France reminded me of our experience in Paris last month. When we returned to our flat on the evening of June 20 there were three police officers in our room. Someone had kicked in the door and made off with my wife's iPad, our Kindles, my head phones, two credit cards, medications, cash and a few other things. We spent most of the following day dealing with police reports and bank and medical issues. It was not a fun way to spend our last days in Paris. -Mike BRADY ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Enjoying being back in Jolly A lovely day in London using the tube and British Rail again, walked across the millennium pedestrian bridge (not available when we lived here '96-'oops), saw a Shakespeare play at the globe, and ate a sandwich and a drink (diet coke with ice, the Brits know we love ice) outside looking at the River Thames on a sunny, breezy great day to be in London. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ loving being in England again. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria ADAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod PETERSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla SNYDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred GRAZINNI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy WALTMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mollie RUTT ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: Mike BRADY ('61) So sorry to read of your problems while in London. I'm hoping you were able to recover some of your things. Not likely, I know, but one can always wish. To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I hope you are enjoying the same wonderful weather my daughter, granddaughter, and I had during the 4 1/2 days we were in London! We always hear about how rainy England is but we had just 1 day of rain. It happened to be the day Janet and Jordan went to the Globe to see Richard the II. They got soaked on the walk there, but sat under a roof, so only the actors got wet during the performance. Isn't the Globe impressive! I chose not to go to the play, but on a previous day, we spent a wonderful afternoon on a tour of the place. Thanks for the photos. I have some but don't have the know-how to post them. Meanwhile [back in Richland at home on Downing Street]: This morning as I write this, both doors are open to the cooler temperature, a welcomed change. The destruction going on across the street has me almost speechless. (Yeah, I know: that'd be the day!) One of the huge old trees was taken down earlier in the week, roots dug up, the whole nine yards. All the blacktop and concrete has been taken up, including the sidewalk--which is too bad because there is no sidewalk on this side of the street. Then, they dug up the grass and leveled the surface. Then they dug down again, past the 16 or so inches of topsoil into river bed. Tons of gravel and topsoil are stored in mounds where the portables used to be. I find it interesting to watch the heavy equipment at work. There is still grass over on the Cullum side. Wondering, wondering! Maybe Betty AVANT ('69) knows what the plan is. My great-grandson will be disappointed that the play ground is gone. It was one of his favorite things to do when he came to visit. He and his family will be moving back to Richland later this month. Bomber Cheers, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in, like I mentioned, a pleasantly cooler Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time for another birthday celebration of a Bomber Babe from the class of '54. I first became aware of her when I entered Carmichael for 9th grade. What a thought. We were "the big kids". Well, at least as far as the corner of Lee and Thayer. She has been a presence in my mind since. The fact that she ran off during senior year and got married has dimmed her. I know that sometime back, she professed to be of a "great age"; well she reached 21, enough said. It is always good to see her when she frequents Club 40, but I guess I'm gonna miss her this year as she has more pressing business to attend to. With that being said, it is now time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday, Skippy!" on this momentous occasion and hope that there are many more to come. You still are a bright star and we appreciate your presence in life. In case you are wondering, all of this is for Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where cooler temps are coming. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) An auction company in Phoenix has a monthly police, estate and consignment auction which my wife and I frequented often when we were furnishing our house, especially with paintings and sculptures. We stopped when we ran out of wall and end table space. Also, I've avoided looking at the catalog because we're putting our 45-year-old son through the last two years of his bachelor's degree. However, I decided to look at the offerings for today's auction, mostly the paintings. The lot description is accompanied by a thumbnail picture - clicking on the picture gives you an enlarged version. One picture had a familiar background. It was a colorized photograph of the construction of a dam. The description gave the title of the picture as "The Dallas Dam" but I knew it wasn't anywhere near Dallas. The terrain on the other side of the river could only be Washington. I dragged my wife to the auction and we bought it for $10 - my bid was the only one. Now I have to find a place on a wall to hang it. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where I had to cut my evening swim in the pool short - I ignored the rain since I was already wet, but my wife doesn't want me swimming when there's lightning in the area. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Frank LUZZO ~ Class of 1972 ~ 1953 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 13 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Ruth MILES ('59), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David DOUGLAS ('62), Donni CLARK ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Loretta JENSEN ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Lee BUSH ('68) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry DILL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry WERNER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Geoffrey ROTHWELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ned BARKER & Susan BIRGE ('59) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Re: Celilo Falls at the Dalles Dam To: David DOUGLAS ('62) David, I married a WSU alumni who was a civil engineer (NAB). After our two years in the service, Pete took a job with the U.S. Corps of Army engineers and we were sent to The Dalles, for a year (1955), where he trained during the building of The Dalles Dam. Your treasured picture of Celilo Falls (pre dam) took my breath away, and brought back many memories. While we were there I took many pictures of the Indians, standing on their platforms (breath taking!) fishing, with huge salmon in their nets. These pictures are historical treasures now, as is your painting. After The Dalles Dam was completed (which is west of the falls) the falls disappeared for us to see, forever. The Umatilla and Nez Perce Indians fished there for 11,000 years. These remaining pictures, of that time are true treasures. That was one of the best $10.00 you ever spent! Bomber Cheers, -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49)~ in VERY sunny Portland, OR where the Blue Angels have been lifting my rooftop, at the Hillsboro air show for two days! Please note, people: WE HAVE, AT LAST, A FEMALE BLUE ANGEL FLYING WITH THEM THIS YEAR!!! It's about time!!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Celilo Falls above the Dalles Dam I envy your photo! On our way to Portland to see my grandparents, my parents, with brother Jack ('60-RIP) and I, often stopped at the Celilo Falls on the Columbia to watch the Indians fish. All this changed on the morning of March 10, 1957, when the massive steel and concrete gates of The Dalles Dam closed and choked back the downstream surge of the Columbia River. Six hours later and eight miles upstream, Celilo Falls, the spectacular natural wonder and the age-old Indian salmon fishery associated with it was under water. I've always mourned the loss of this beautiful and spectacular part of the Columbia. Cheers -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace (hot, hot, hot) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) Re: Picture of "Dalles Dam" NOT David DOUGLAS'('62) picture is not of The Dalles Dam. It is Celilo Falls before the dam was built in the mid-1950s, and illustrates how the tribes fished for perhaps a thousand years. -Ruth MILES Bruns ('59) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: The Dalles Dam That picture is of Celilo Falls just upriver from the City of the "Dalles" OR, and the Dalles Dam that has backed up the river and covered the Falls and, the traditional fishing ground of the local Indian tribe. YouTube: 1956 Indians fishing w/dip nets at Celilo Falls YouTube: Celilo Falls 1915-1957 - 27 minutes long The Friends of Celilo Falls is on Facebook AND on the WWW: 2005 Mt. Hood w/Celilo Falls in the foreground I think I was about 7 years old when we went down with 3-4 car loads of relatives to see the Indians on the flimsy platforms netting huge salmon and I remember the smell of the 100s of salmon hanging in the sun to cure. I also remember that just before the dam flooded the area my Dad and Bob Anderson (father of Holley ('64) and Rob) and I fished under that railroad bridge that is just above the dam. The bridge was about 60 feet up on concrete pillars that were on some big rocks in the river. The river was quite swift and we were crossing from rock to rock on narrow wiggly boards. I liked to fish with Dad and Bob, but that trip terrified me at about 8 years old. But we did each catch a nice big salmon that day. Getting that 28 pound fish back across those boards was enough to convince me that no fish was worth THAT trip. Olympia Area Alumni... Sunday night the 19th, is the large Lake Fair fireworks display over Capitol Lake. We will be firing 8 and 10-inch shells. Showtime is 10PM sharp. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Thank you to Maren and all the others who corrected the description of the painting I purchased at the auction. It shows Indians fishing from wooden platforms at Celilo Falls before the dams submerged them (the falls, not the fishermen). That makes the picture even more valuable. I reserved the walls of the hallway leading to the bedrooms for western motif pictures. We have pictures of a cowboy and a Wells Fargo stage. I've wanted one of Indians and now we have one. Bomber Alumni are great! -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: The Dalles Dam David your picture is of Celilo Falls. You Are looking at Washington and that is the Dallas Dam they are constructing. Sadly the government covered those falls, the Indians primary fishing spot without any warning to the Indians. We attended a play called "The Ghosts of Celilo" in Portland shortly after moving up here about 5 years ago. It is a very interesting but sad story. The Indians who lived there depended on the fish they got from that spot. You can read more about it if you Google Celilo Falls and maybe even see your picture. -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: The Dalles Dam I suspect whoever labeled your photo had not heard of The Dalles, Oregon, and labeled it Dallas. I read years ago that "The Dalles" is one of only two, or maybe three, cities in the United States with "The" in its name. A better name for the photo would be "Celilo Falls," which was covered up by the lake behind the dam in 1957. Just to make sure it was Celilo Falls and not some similar looking place I did a Google image search and found a similar picture from somewhat different angle and was able to match three different features from the terrain on the Washington side confirming it to be Celilo Falls. I have read they really built the dam not for the electricity (I'm sure it all gets used now), but for improved navigation so they would not have to use the Cascade Locks and canal. In the '50s parents drove by many times and I always had to watch the Indians fishing and the construction on the dam. Always hated that they built that dam, destroying the falls and breaking one more promise to the Indians. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Love your photo from yesterday! Guessing it was Celilo Falls? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I've seen Fire and I've seen rain... Well, Friday we headed off to Moldy Marvin's Rat Fink Extravaganza a few miles outa Palmdale, CA... Thank goodness for Google maps... I had charted our course early... we could go thru Cajon Pass or we could take a two lane from Apple Valley... I opted for Apple Valley... Cajon has been torn up for the last few trips and V E R Y slow... off we went and arrived around 1PM... rooms weren't ready so we ran over to the place where the show would be the next day to make sure we knew the route... coming back we learned: A) people in cars in the Palmdale area are nuts; and B) the off "ramp" from the 14 on to Palmdale Blvd. is actually a "merge" with traffic lights and a sign "oncoming traffic does not stop"... you have less than say 50 feet to merge and then... WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only used it once... once was enough... Checked in and every channel was nothing but the entire Cajon Pass on fire... The whole danged thing... ain't seen fire like that since Vietnam!... Off to dinner at Red Lobster... (One of daughter Sarah's favorites)... then a short trip to the grocery store... more like the demolition derby... seriously... people just aimed at us... one and only trip to the store... next day headed for the show... light turn out because of the fire and threat of rain... no threat... downpour... Rat Fink Fans can survive... dancing (not me) in the rain and one of our favorite 16 year olds was the "pin up" winner and sold a piece of art for the charity for 100 smackers... her grandma also sold a piece for $85... we were thrilled... while Moldy went bust on the cost the rest of us hadda ball... trip back to the motel was harrowing... rainex was not sufficient and my turn signal switch bit the dust on the way to the show that morning... when safely back in the room we opted for the restaurant near the motel rather than brave the demo derby again... Left early for home and had a fairly cool drive home Sunday... Realized I hadn't done an HB for Rod PETERSON ('63) for Sunday {7/19]... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! Yes, I'm still doing the same silly stuff as I did back then... ah but I'm not rock climbing in jeeps like someone I know... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry WERNER ('65) on your special day, July 20, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Loretta JENSEN Kusak ('65) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) David, The photo of the dam that you sent to the Sandstorm so reminded me of the Celilo Falls area on the Oregon side of the Columbia. I used to watch the American Indians fish for salmon in this area when I was a little girl. My family and I would stop at Celilo Falls to buy salmon on our way home to Richland after visiting my Grandma and Grandpa in Portland. I went on line and looked up the area showing the American Indians fishing at Celilo Falls. This was the area that became the Dalles Dam. Of course, I do not know if it is the area of the photo you bought but it sure reminded me of Celilo falls looking across the Columbia River to Washington. [This link is cool... you can do some "click and drag" to see how things have changed since The Dalles Dam went in. -Maren] -Loretta JENSEN Kusak ('65) ~ Mercer Island, WA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Letters at Richland's Fran Rish Stadium ~ 7/18/15 Herald "Visiting high school football fans at Fran Rish Stadium in Richland will have access to improved bathrooms and their own concession stand thanks to newly built visitor bleachers. There will also be a familiar sight, absent from last season, sitting in the hillside on either side of the bleachers: a yellow 'R' and a purple 'H.'" Looking forward to the Allied Arts Show in Howard Amon Park next Friday and Saturday plus the hydro races on Sunday. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very warm Richland where we will be back to the triple digits for a few days *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: The Dalles Dam Regarding the picture you purchased at the auction. I opened the link, that you provided, to view the picture you purchased. As you probably already know, it's a great photo of Celilo Falls where tribal Indians built platforms, which they stood on, to use their "dip nets" to fish for salmon. I remember seeing them, as a child, when our family drove by them on our way to the Oregon Coast. Celilo falls became submerged, on March 10, 1957, by the backwaters of The Dalles Dam. If I'm not mistaken, there is a similar photo in the indoor dining area of 'Miner's Drive In' in Yakima. Thank you for sharing the photo. -Lee BUSH ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) To: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I'm not sure what the place will look like after they do the rebuild of Lewis & Clark. I imagine there are pictures some where though. I know the place on Van Giesen is supposed to be ready in August with Marcus Whitman and Lewis & Clark in 2016. The older schools just need to be replaced as they aren't practical any longer and really aren't modern so to speak. Glad you had a good time, bring some pictures to the next Bomber lunch [on 8/8/15]. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from sunny Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Gus KEENEY ('57) Steve CARSON ('58), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil GROFF ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dennis HAMMER ('64): Construction of The Dalles Dam was not meant to by-pass the Cascade Locks. That was sort of accomplished by the building of Bonneville Dam many years earlier. On another note, the spell checker lists Dallas as an alternative spelling of The Dalles. Not too sure what the folks in Big or Little "D" [Dallas, TX or Dallas, OR] think of that. Bye the bye, Little "D" [Dallas, OR] is west of Salem, OR. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR north and east of Salem. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Rock Climbing in Jeeps Come on David ('65)... It was just a trail with some "Lumpy Spots" in it!!!!!!! Semper Fi -Gus KEENEY ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Celilo Falls, OR Note that Miner's in Yakima has an excellent display of Celilo Falls artifacts and pictures. I remember watching the Indians dipping salmon. 1956 Fishing w/Dip Nets at Celilo Falls -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Lewis and Clark Rebuild Sigh. You know you're old when you attended the ORIGINAL Lewis and Clark Elementary School, the one that existed BEFORE the one they're tearing down! I have a faint memory of going to kindergarten there (or was it pre-school?). I remember that some time during the day we would lie down for a nap on little rugs our parents provided. Mom gave me a pink one (maybe that's been my problem). I also remember that nearby sat the ORIGINAL Richland High School (or was it Columbia? [NOT Columbia till 1943. -Maren]). I remember it as a square two-story building, and recall looking in the window and seeing a classroom with stacks of student chairs. Anyone know when that building was torn down? -Bill SCOTT ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Celilo Falls at the Dalles Dam I so wished that I could have seen the falls in person! The first time that I heard of them was when I read a book (sorry, I don't remember the name) about the Denny family and others heading for Seattle back in the 1800s to settle there. The Oregon Trail was along the river. Many families took the 'river' route. I don't remember where they put into the river, but of course, before getting to Celio Falls, they had to get out of the river. Someplace past the falls, they resumed going by river to Olympia. Getting back to the Denny family... just the women and possessions where on the boat. The captain was drinking heavily and fell asleep. He was awoken by the people when they heard the falls up ahead. If you are interested in reading about the Denny family, just Google them. Very interesting on how they settled Seattle and the early years. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick looking forward to cooler weather once again at the end of the week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Sally Ann MORRIS Potter ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Richard ROBERTS ('49), Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BRUGGERMAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today:Twins: John & Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today:Chuck CRAWLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today:Paula VINTHER ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Re: Celilo Falls This is a picture of the Celilo Falls I took in the summer of 1953 on a trip to Portland, OR, with Carol TYNER ('52) and my parents; we purchased a whole salmon for seventy five cents. The second picture is of Carol and I at the Janzen Beach fun zone, Hayden Island, Portland, on the same trip. It's too bad that both of these places are now gone; thankfully, we are still here and doing well. -Richard ROBERTS ('49) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A bit further on the Oregon geography lesson, so as not to confuse Maren too much. The Dalles (city) is located 90 some odd miles east of Portland. The Dalles Dam is about a mile east of the city. Celilo Falls is several miles further upstream. The Oregon Trunk railroad bridge is about where they are. Cascade Locks (city and locks) is a few miles above (upstream) from Bonneville Dam. The Bridge of the Gods lands on the Oregon side just above and west of beautiful downtown Cascade Locks. The actual lock and canal are still there as part of a state park (maybe country or city park). Now on to more important things. That's right! It is Birthday Time! Today we celebrate (among others born this date) the natal day of a fellow classmate. Think I knew him back in the day, but my memory isn't as sharp as Tooter's ('65) these days. Be that as it may, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout out is in store for Larry BRUGGERMAN, a member of The Class of '54. Haven't seen much of him for a while and hope all is well. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers inform us that we will be out of 90 temps for at least a few days. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) For those of you keeping score at home "Lefty" has left the building. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Lewis & Clark Elem. & Richland High schools What you remember, taking naps, etc. was in kindergarten. Also, had a snack. Back in the day, kindergarten was more like nursery school in as much as we learned social skills. It's quite different today. I also remember making a life size self to put at our desks for our parents to find our seats at the open house. That was probably 1st grade. I always thought the old high school was so cool. Gail PLEE ('64), Anna Margaret BELL ('64) and I would sit on the steps during recess sometimes. I remember by the time we got into the 4th grade we were on the left side (looking at the front of the school) hallway. We were told to stay away from the school as it had become dangerous. That didn't stop the boys though. I had a reoccurring dream about that school and being lost in it from time to time. I don't remember when they tore it down, but I felt very sad when I saw that it was gone. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: The Dalles Dam I had to do some more research. At first I though you were "all wet" about the canal because I remember seeing barges underway in the canal. Turns out there were two canals. One being the Cascade Locks and the other was called the Celilo Canal or The Dalles-Celilo Canal. Which was a little over 8 miles long and replaced a 13 mile portage by railway around Celilo Falls. As a grade school kid it sure seemed longer than 8 miles to me and I was under the impression that there was only one canal (of course there was only one left at the time). I have traveled that road many times as an adult I should have already figured it out, and I did once go look at what is left of the Cascade Locks. To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Oregon Trail I have read, first time on one of those historical markers in the Columbia Gorge, that for those coming on the Oregon Trail, the part where they had to go down the Columbia River, starting at The Dalles, was the most feared and most dangerous part of the trip. They had to build a raft to put the wagon on and float down the river until a road was built, which must have taken many years in that terrain. I think it was estimated the Oregon Trail averaged five deaths for every mile. Not many from Indians like in the movies, but mostly by things like diseases, sometimes cholera epidemics, run over by wagon, and drownings during river crossings. With the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 use of the Oregon Trail dropped off because it was faster, cheaper, and safer. It took at least $1000 to outfit family and about 160 days on the Oregon Trail, but a person could ride the railroad for $65 and make the trip in 7 days. About 30 years ago we visited a cousin of my mother-in-law and she said that her family, Zerba, moved West in two groups. The first made it OK but with the second group the "boat sank." Shortly after I asked wife's Uncle about that and he said he thought whey came out by covered wagon. I thought maybe they came by riverboat up the Missouri River and crossed the Rocky Mountains by rail. When I was asked to scan old photos and put together a slide show for mother-in-law's 100th birthday party last Feburary I found an obituary which said they came by railroad to San Francisco, ship to Portland, rail to Umatilla, then stage to Weston, OR. I have now found 3 or 4 more obituaries (of course all moved as children these were written many years later by their children) and one seemed to indicate they traveled up the Columbia by boat. Maybe the first group used rail and the second used riverboat for that part, so I don't know if they sank in the ocean or the river, but appears that they all survived. It looks like one group was one man and his family and his mother, maybe her mother and at least one brother's family moved in 1876. Most of his brothers and sisters and their family moved in maybe 1882. Just getting little pieces here and there, but if I ever get the whole story put together I would like to write it up, maybe one page, and make it available to the descendents. Bomber Help: I have sometimes been successful in getting help before so will try this. Probably about 40 years ago one evening I left Seattle heading back home to Richland and was listening to the radio. It was was reading the journal of someone's travels in this area. I did not hear the beginning so never heard his name, and as I got more into the mountains it kept fading out until I could no longer hear it. He talked about being at the Whitman mission, and later of hearing what happened to the Whitmans. One thing I remember is that he forgot his gun(s) leaving them at a tree they had camped the night before. He sent his guide back to retrieve them. While he was alone some Indians came by in a Canoe (Columbia?) (Snake?) and stopped, staring at him probably not having seen a paleface before. They just stayed there stareing at each other until his guide came back, then the Indians paddled on. If I did not have to get up to go to work Monday morning I would have stopped and listened to the whole program. Does anyone know who that was? I would like to read his journal. I did ask someone a year ago who does local history, but he did not know. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ My parents (and about 8 month old me) moved West by way the old Highway 30, which pretty much followed the Oregon Trail, in a 1937 Chevy coupe. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Good ol' Col-Hi Twin B-day Bombers went to Col-Hi... yup they did! Well, the the other b-day dude started at Col-Hi but didn't get to finish at Col-Hi... now most every Bomber I know went to Col-Hi... I know a few Bombers that went to Richland Hi but not nearly as many as went to Col-Hi... Gene CONLEY ('48) went to Col-Hi... Rex DAVIS ('49) went to Col-Hi... Sharon TATE ('61wb-RIP) went to Col-Hi... Kippy-Lou BRINKMAN ('62) went to Col-Hi and so did Terry DAVIS ('65) and I ('65)... yup good ol' Col-Hi... Now of course we often chanted "RHS" and we called ourselves the Richland Bombers... but we went to good ol' Col-Hi... The '65ers are having their 50 year reunion this year... Rex DAVIS will be there for sure... the Class of 1983 will have Richland Hi's first 50 year reunion in 2033... I'll bet they put "Richland High Class of '83" on their commemorative stuff (and I'll bet Rex DAVIS is there)... but since I went to Col-Hi, I would want "Col-High Class of '65" on the stuff for our 50 year... I mean to put Richland High would be kinda weird... I never went to Richland High... it would be like putting "Garfield High Class of '65"... I never went to either one... oh well... this guy did go to Col-Hi but finished in... uh I think Pasco... funny... I feel like once a Bomber always a Bomber... He's good buds with my pal Jimmy HEIDLEBAUH (Col-Hi '65)... they were roommates at one time... dang that musta been something... When Jimmy lived in Vegas the Donut boyz hadda put up with the three of us... As Van, Mary Lou's ('63) husband, who happens to be a Grizzly says: we can be kinda "a cult" so if yer round Bombers just be prepared... the Donut Boyz are VERY well versed in Bomber lore... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pate and John BEAULIEU ('62) and Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) on your special day, July 22, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS (Col-Hi '65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Same link from: Jack EVANS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Tony HARRAH ('65), Vicki STEICHEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill MURRAY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith GOSNEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy ADAIR ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Aric BUCK ('95) BOMBER (by adoption) BIRTHDAY Today: Agnes Hughes ('02BBA) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jack EVANS ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64), Tony HARRAH ('65), Vicki STEICHEN Bricker ('67) Re: Richland's Atomic Legacy ~ Al Jazeera America Good Bomber Site ~ on Al Jazeera America And another link for Bombers from Vicki: Re: Fox News "Red Eye" ~ Stop worst spin on US History *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Celilo Falls Before moving to Richland in 1944 my family lived in White Salmon, WA, which is across the Columbia River from Hood River, OR. We traveled to The Dalles frequently for shopping of clothes and shoes primarily. Whenever we did, Dad would go to the falls and buy a Salmon from one of the Indian fishermen. That was always a special treat. Maybe that's why I like Salmon so well. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco and it's Water Follies week!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Dawgonit, another Bomber of my acquaintance is having a birthday today. My recollection of him is kinda fuzzy, but that's what happens after a number of years goes by. Don't think I've run across him since high school (and our diplomas reflect that we graduated from Columbia High School). So, let me tip the ol' propeller beanie and give a "Happy Birthday!" shout to Bill MURRAY ('54). Have a cool one, guy. To those Colts and Broncs who attended and graduated from Richland High School (Southend variety), you are keepers of the flame and even valued members of Club 40. Even the Beavers get to join that Club. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where one forecast has an 80 per cent chance of rain on Saturday. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) According to my daughter on Facebook Richland High School was mentioned on Fox News Channel's late night "Red Eye" program last night. I had to ask her what was said on the program. She replied, "They weren't real fond of the 'bombers' mascot." I had to ask who 'they' was - RHS students or the personalities on Red Eye. Haven't heard back yet. I added the comment, "We alumni of Columbia High School (as it was named back then) are very proud of our mascot, which is a bomb." I attached a picture of the bomb taken at the 62 fifty year class reunion. [David, See link earlier in this issue from the Fox News Red Eye. -Maren] -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: In England I am loving every hour of being in England, not a drop of rain, sunshine and clouds; if I'm on the train, the tube or walking, or at the home of my very English friend after living here for 42 years, (she married a Brit after giving an American a try), I'm enjoying my time here. Today we are off to have "a coffee" in a very old pub here in the village of Goring, then go to see a stately home!! Reminds me of visiting Douton Abby, but they are booked solid this entire summer, so that's off the list. Happy Birthday to the BEAULIEU twins (from the plutonium class of '62) [on 7/22], and to Diane DAVENPORT ('62): I went by the Tower of London yesterday on my way to a ride on the Thames, and I remembered our chance meeting at a night ceremony there in 1996. Other than that, I've not run into a single soul I know, so it's nice to come to Jan's in the evening and talk about our day over her dinner. (Contrary to popular rumor, I've always found English food to be quite delicious!! Tomorrow I'm back in London ticking off my list: still want to see a play, I've heard "Warhorse" is very good, and I'll do the National Portrait Gallery, and something at Buckingham Palace, hopefully another garden!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Jolly ole' London!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Anna May WANN ('49) Helen CROSS ('62) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elva McGHAN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb CRAWFORD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HOLLICK ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay EDWARDS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DERBY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ALLEN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HARTNETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill AYOTTE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) & Pat BADGER ('53) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Luncheon Just learned this month of another group that holds monthly luncheons. The classes of the '40s and early '50s meet monthly (last Monday of the month) at Country Buffet in Columbia Center 1:00 pm. Don't go in before 1:00 or you won't get the 15% discount, so I am told. I was going to come over for this one, but, my granddaughter flies in from her 3 months in Europe and I don't want to miss that. But I will try to make some of the others. Just wanted to notify any of the other '40s that did not know about this luncheon. I hear we are finally going to get some relief from the heat and rain is just around the corner. Who ever thought I would be glad to see rain? -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Helen's Yesterday's pictures [These were SUPPOSED to be with Helen's entry yesterday... I screwed up! -Maren] -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Would you please post the following Caring Bridge Link in the Sandstorm: Everyone is invited to go back and read through from the beginning of the journals - started on 7/10/15 - and to continue to follow with us on this final earthly journey of his/ours. Thank you. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim DODSON ~ Class of 1995 ~ 1977 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers & 1 NAB sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mary TRIEM ('47) Helen CROSS ('62) Duane LEE ('63) "Chris B" (NAB?) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna CASE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne CAMPBELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BUCKNER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NOBLE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DAVENPORT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PORTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McALLISTER ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Anna May, The '40s group monthly lunches began in 1987 during the first Club 40 bash! We have changed locations from time to time, but the "faithful" still meet and enjoy each other's company. Do come over the mountains to visit with us and let us know ahead of time so we can call some folks who don't make it each month and get them to come. BTW: Thanks a million for all of the years you worked for Club40. I know it was a labor of love for you. Bomber Cheers from -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) It poured here today, and the temperature dropped 10 degrees, so I visited galleries today and saw lots of art and portraits of people who made up English history. It's amazing how the sparkle of gold and jewels is still there all these years ago!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ again on the train (the British rail system is quite good, and much used; it seems impossible to park in London these days. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) I like the Bomb and all the history connected to our mascot. If you want to see political incorrectness, check out Orofino High School in Orofino, Idaho. They are located practically right next door to the Idaho State Mental Hospital and their mascot is a Maniac. Go Maniacs! There is a move every now and then to change the name but the students always vote it down. The last time the vote was unanimous with not one nay vote. Hard to mess with tradition. Re: Team Names "For all you sports fans in the name of political correctness I think all sports fans will get a kick out of this letter written to the Chicago Tribune... Enjoy! No matter which side you are on in the matter of renaming the Washington Redskins, this is funny. This guy is hilarious& "Here is an e-mail sent to Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune after an article he published concerning a name change for the Washington Redskins. --------------------------------------------- "Dear Mr. Page: I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward. "Let's ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns. "The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the '60s alive. Gone. It's offensive to us white folk. "The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men's lives. "I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres. "Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates! "Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children. The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children. The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children. The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children. "So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves. "As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women's athletic teams to something other than "the Beavers (especially when they play Southern California. Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers??? "I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the 'Foreskins' to better represent their community, paying tribute to the D*ck heads in Congress." -Duane LEE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Chris B. Re: Richland Bombers T-shirts, etc. Hi, I'm going to be touring the Hanford reactor on Thursday, July 30, and I'm wondering if there's a place in town where I can buy a Bombers t-shirt with the big R logo. I'm also interested in anything else unusual about the city, I love learning about what makes places unique. Feel free to reply via email or call me at (206) 518-8183. Thanks, -Christian *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Nancy MIDDLETON ~ Class of 1967 ~ 1948 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/26/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Jeanie WALSH ('63), Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: DiAnn SCHUSTER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Virginia WEYERTS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria FALLS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SHARP ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill LANGE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank BOLSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy MOYERS ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Today is what may be called a "two-fer", or a twin killing or a double-bill; whatever. It is the celebration of the birthday of two (count 'em 2) Bomber Babes, both of whom I went to school with. One I knew and the other maybe. But no long tales of what may or may not have been back then. The one I knew was through association with her cousin, Ray WEYERTS ('53-RIP). Can't remember if I saw the other on the bus from North Richland. It somehow worked out that we graduated together the same year (what are the odds?) So, a double tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" cheer for (in alphabetical order) DiAnn SCHUSTER and Virginia "Ginny" WEYERTS ('54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it sorta rained here, but more to the north. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: It won't happen here We have a full monitored alarm system and several cameras in the house and my shop building out back. Along with that we have several cameras that we can access from cell phones and even move them to see around the room. And as soon as Jackie gets them finished in programing they will send us a picture of anyone crossing in front of the camera. Along with that we live on a quiet cul-de-sac where we own the street and all is private and I have lights on and more motion activated lights. Problems are few and far between in the neighborhood. But we are away from home a lot. And, within a mile of us they are having at least 1 home invasions a week. I was up late last night, Jackie is in Alaska prepping for a display and I was typing another customized safety training program and kept hearing noises. Finally I opened the gun safe and chambered a round in my SigPro 357. I went back to typing and a big crash happened in the master bedroom. An invader had knocked the planter and other items off the window sill and was boosting himself up to crawl in the window. Then he noticed my 357 was pointed between his eyes at about 10 feet away. Expletive deleted and he dropped out of sight. I had 911 on the phone and a K9 and 2 other cars were in front of my house in a couple of minutes. His trail was confusing the dog as the trail led all over my 1/2 acre. He really cased the place. They finally tracked him over a fence and into a housing development where they lost him at the edge of a street. They think his car was there on an empty lot. They did get a description of the car but not the license. The house was hot when I came home so I had opened the window in the bathroom. The planter and 2 heavy knick-knacks were on the sill just for that purpose. The officer complimented me for not firing unless he is inside the house, where the "castle" rule would apply. Did not sleep very well the rest of the night. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ Will not make the Club 40 Party as we have too many things on the calendar. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Barbra Williamson, aka Jeanie WALSH ('63) Re: Trading places Are there any Bombers out there interested in trading houses for about two or three weeks? I live in Southern California about 50 minutes from Santa Barbara, 60 minutes from Disneyland 50 minutes from downtown Los Angeles about two hours from San Diego and lots of other fun places. I am looking at places in Oregon or Washington. If anyone is interested, just give me a shout-out and we can discuss details in an e-mail. Bomber Cheers, -Jeanie WALSH Williamson (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Simi Valley, CA ~ Home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: Bomber Gear For Richland Bomber gear try.. Sunset Sportswear 292 Wellsian Way Richland WA 99352 Heading South from Lee to the Bypass, this is across the street from (but before) you get to the Fred Meyer. There is a row of "industrial" cinder block buildings on the east side of the street. The signage is small. They have Bomber hats, jackets, T-shirts etc. If you are a WSU Cougar fan (I'm not - Go Dawgs!) they are loaded with Cougar paraphernalia. Have fun... Thanks, -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Tempe, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>DJ LOHDEFINCK Peterson ~ Class of 1977 ~ 1959 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Mike QUANE ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Max SUTTON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen BOHRINGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: TWINS: Richard & William RATHVON ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: By's Burgers It is sad news to report that By Meyers, who owned By's Burgers in Richland in '40s and '50s has passed away. He died on Thursday, July 16, 2015, in Seattle so if anyone sees the obituary in the Seattle Times, please pass it on to us. [see entry from Jimbeaux today... -Maren] We were so lucky to honor By at Club 40's 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary in 2012 and visit with him and his wife. By was 92 when he passed. Re: Club 40 September Celebration Just a friendly reminder that you have 33 days to get your registration in the our Treasurer, Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64). Many members have reserved their place, so please don't miss out. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has really cooled down!! Boat races Gold Cup are over!! Oberto won in his last year!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I saw this obituary in the Times this morning, it has some Bomber cred. Re: Was anyone else there? Recently in one of those Starbucks conversations with some friends I mentioned that as a kid I had seen my first professional football game in Pendleton, Oregon. I couldn't remember who all was playing, but do remember that one of the teams was the Dallas Cowboys. As I recall they played in the arena which later in the month was the site of the Pendleton Round-Up. I guess it's better to play football and roll around on the ground (think Andy Griffith here) before the cows and horses are let loose, oops poor choice of words. My iron clad memory was immediately besmirched, so in my own defense I did some G-2 work and found that indeed a game was played in Pendleton on Sep 4th, 1960. It was betwixt the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys, with the Rams prevailing 49-14. It is still on the books as the smallest municipality to host a game between two NFL teams, (albeit "Outside a Metro/Micro Area of Less Than 100,000 Population"). There's always an asterisk when one's talking football. My first game involving NBA players, was when a barnstorming "All Star Team", that played at Pasco High School (don't step on the Bulldog)about 1959. Bob Cousy was there, as were Bob Pettit, Bill Russell and my favorite Clyde "The Clown" Lovellette. I think Pook ('63-RIP) was with us and he from that day forward modeled his "game" after Clyde, always having at least three fouls by the time he got off of the bus. At Sander's Field, I saw Satchel Page pitch for the Harlem Globetrotters against the House of David. My dad took me there to see Gorgeous George wrestle and Mike MATHIS ('61-RIP) and I went there to watch a Roller Derby match. I'm pretty sure that the Bay Area Bombers or the LA Thunderbirds were in the game as one or both were in about 95% of all Roller Derby whatever you want to call them, ever contested. Charlie O'Connell would have participated with a broken arm, as he always had a broken arm. Joanie "The Blonde Bombshell" Weston, would have also rostered as a Jammer. We weren't really out in the sticks after all, were we? That's all for today. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike QUANE ('63) Re: Home on the Range My hiking buddy Flo, a two year old Jack Russell, had a little misadventure last Wednesday. As we were hiking home about 100 yards from the homestead, I noticed that she had disappeared and thought she had run ahead to the house. After getting home, showering, and still no Flo, I knew something was up. I returned to the trail and began calling her name. After a few minutes I saw her laying on the trail. I called her name, she stood up, wagged her tail and collapsed. Flo's face was swollen and she had two trickles of blood on her left cheek. She could not even hold her head up. Without a doubt - a rattlesnake bite! A phone call to the emergency vet and 45 minutes later Flo had an IV with medication flowing in her veins. She had been vaccinated for rattlesnake bites one month earlier but still needed a full vile of antivenin, pain meds, antibiotics and a night stay at the ER vet hospital. The first picture shows Flo the morning after as we were heading to her regular vet for a follow up. The second picture is Flo with her face and neck shaved clean and the bruising traced with a sharpie pen to monitor any spreading. The fang punctures marks were over an inch apart indicating a very large snake. From near death to 90% recovery in 3 days, will the adventures never cease? -Mike QUANE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Tanks fer da memeries Thanks to Jimbeaux ('63) for sending around a video called the "land that made me me"... talk abouta flood of memeries... it starts our with a picture of a map of Arkansas with Jonesboro prominently showing... spent a ton a time there in the '60s... tiny little place... dry county as I recall... last time I went thru I got lost and bagged it... Beale Street used to be a great place to go and now it's a zoo... last time there I walked about half a block and went back to the Peabody... which is still cool... Elvis was alive back inna day and Graceland was just a bigger house onna wide spot inna road among other little houses... the only thing that was still cool was Sun Records... Everyone wanted the Sun Records shirt I was wearing but they don't sell it no more... it was very old... hadda great time playing trivia with one of the girls that worked there... stumped her a couple of times... a lady close to my age working there and I had some great talks... she loved my shirt and said it had been many years since she'd seen one like it... Gene Porter, a former Judge here and long time buddy's Dad, Bill Porter was the Chief Engineer at Studio B in Nashville where Elvis cut most of his songs... he is a legend in Nashville for the great innovations he made in recording and the many times he saved Elvis from being killed by Chet Atkins for all his weirdness in recording (like recording one song in the dark so Elvis managed to bang his head on the mike at the end of recording... kapow does not sound good on a record)... he managed to splice a million goofs so that no one ever heard them and saved hours and hours of re-recording... the video also reminded me of what life was like in the Richland that made me... the B-day Bomber-babe and her famblie played a large role in my early days and I spent a buncha time at her house... it was one of those gathering places like the Parker's would be later for me only without all the making out (at least for my age group)... I'll be visiting with her sis ('65) in August and remembering alla good times... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paula BEARDSLEY ('62) on your special day, July 27, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Perry MOORE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon McDERMOTT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark GERKEN ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LEE ('93) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Holy mackerel! Here we go again. Time to celebrate the birthday of one of the younger Bomber Babes of my acquaintance. We even thesped together, but not necessarily at the same time. Got reacquainted with her through these pages and later at Club 40. Always good to see her. With all that being said; 'tis time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Laura Dean KIRBY ('55). "LD", may you have many more, and please don't frequent the Uptown Tavern. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the damp is drying out and weather guessers are calling for high 90s by Thursday. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Mr. HAMILTON ('63) & the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders... we didn't hear that story did we? I too was saw the Cowboys show up at the Pendleton Arena but I'm thinking they would have done a better job against the Rams with real cowboys! Jim... you may have seen one of the most interesting baseball pitchers ever to play the game at Sanders Field & have forgotten? "Nuke" LaLoosh aka White Lightning aka Steve Dalkowski played for the Braves/Atoms in 1961 & 1965. Thought for Today... Enjoy ourselves, it's later than we think. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vern McGHAN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dixie TROUT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HUGHES ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Calvin SHIRLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt WAGNER ('06) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Wow! This certainly has been a busy birthday month. Now for the last, but most certainly not the least. This is in honor of an other Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. I don't recall us doing anything or going to class together. But I do remember her. On that note; a tip of the 'ol propeller beanie and a rendition of "Happy Birthday!" for Dixie TROUT ('54). Happy 21st! One other thing, come on people! Judging by the attendance roster this year's Club 40 meeting may either be in the dining room or the bar. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where NOAA and BLM have issued all sorts of dire heat and fire warnings. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers Rule Over the last few weeks or maybe just days (I never know if it was yesterday or three years ago) with alla talk about mascots and our proud team name, I remembered that the b-day guy was not only the brother of my very first baby-sitter ('55-RIP) but also the maker of a very cool miniature bomb he made from wood and produced for a while... I have one of the first and Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) has one of the later ones... just very cool... it was shown on one of those articles about the Bombers that circulated... I also have one of those stuffed beavers with the horseshoe and little bomb... ML has one of those too but of course the story would not be complete if I didn't disclose that Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) made off with both of ML's (Sorry, Ellen but if I don't mention it I'll hear about it as soon as the Sandstorm is delivered). For those of you who were wondering, Mr. Bomber, Rex DAVIS ('49) plans on being at the '65er Reunion on Saturday... he says he'll be stag so you Bomber-babes behave! Don't worry, Rex, I gotcher six! Terry DAVIS ('65) was thoughtful enough to send Rex and invite... so we are covered! So it's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tom HUGHES ('56) on your special day, July 29, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Linda BELLISTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee WALLACE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne MYERS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marti Jo DREWERY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BOYD ('72wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane HARTLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim RICHEY ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, August 5, 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: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Visiting the UK Today I tried the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, but I'm too short to really see it... I did enjoy the state rooms, however no photographs were allowed. I've been so blessed to have nice weather to enjoy their lovely gardens and art collections and stately homes... have spent a few nights with a P&G family who have had some darling English children I've not met before... it's been such a fun visit... my energy is being taxed in the tube stations. I'll sleep all the way home on Monday, but I've so enjoyed being back in jolly ole England!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Class of 1963 ~ 70th Birthday Party Saturday, September 12, 2015 Richland Community Center (overlooking Howard Amon Park) 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sock Hop Entertaining Program (Celebrity Surprises) Taco Bar Non-alcoholic beverages All for a fee of only $10 per attendee (All members of other classes are welcome to party with us) Send registration fee and attendee information to: Linda Boehning 2854 Troon Ct. Richland, WA 99354 All class members invited to attend: Next planning meeting: Wednesday, August 5th Rosie's Diner at 11am Work party meeting: Wednesday August 26th (Venue & time TBA) Richland Club 40 Meeting is this same weekend, but this is a separate gathering. -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: They'll turn on you every time Well, well, well... so I do my part... I say what I've been scolded about before and rag on Dear, wonderful, sweet, kind, Beeeuuuteeeful Ellen W ('63) and her BFF for a bazillion years says I made it all up... I want you younger guys to listen closely... ever so slightly more mature wiminz will nail you every time... no matter what you do or say... you WILL be wrong... speshully when you are dealing with girls who have been friends since the flood (that would be the 1948 flood... don't want to get in more trubel here... and yes girls I understand you may have become friends after 1948... arrrrrrrrrgh)... so they may be alluring, have had you gasping and tripping over your own feet since grade school, but be careful cuz they know more than you do... way more and besides... they iz girls... ain't no way yer gonna win against girls... it's a rule and it's always been a rule and if ya bust the rules you will pay.. maybe not today... but when you least expect it you will find yerself all tied up floating in the Columbia... or worse... at Christmas dinner there will be beets on yer plate and nothing else... Today's B-day Bomber is one a them unsung heroes who works his tukus off every five years and never gets no praise... all he gets is grief from me for not having our reunions during CDN's... and I'm like clockwerk I don't miss a beat as soon as the reunion year begins... but I can honestly say, that we have a wonderful time and he and his committee deserve alla kudos for fine reunions... now I don't want him to get too big a head... I mean he ain't no Kathy HOFF ('64) or Linda BELLISTON ('63) but then who is... but I hope he knows we do appreciate all he does and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gregor HANSON ('65) on your special day, July 30, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 07/31/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Ed WOOD ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Ann ENGEL ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stan McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn STEWART ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim OTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvee HUXOL ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) July must have been a busy month at maternity wards as it seems I'm doing this more often this month than others; but it may only by my mind playing tricks as usual. At any rate one of the younger Bomber guys of my recent acquaintance was born on this day. If he hadn't, the Portland luncheons would have gone down the tubes. With that being said, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a shout of "Happy Birthday!" is in store for Tommy HEMPHILL ('62). Wish him many more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where triple digit temps are the order of the day. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: '61 Bomber Picnic There will be a '61 picnic for all '61 Bombers and spouses or significant others WHEN: Wednesday, September 16 TIME: 11am to 2pm WHERE: North Gazebo (behind Sterling's) in Howard Amon Park. All you need to do is bring yourself and a chair. We will provide everything else. (Unless you want to come a little early to help set up.) This will be a great time to catch up on everything that has happened since our picnic last year. If you have any questions you can call Jan OSBORNE Jacobus or Margaret EHRIG Dunn. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Changing of the guard - England To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) It's a pity you couldn't get a good view of the changing of the guard. Here's my favorite photo of the even when Janice and I visited 45 years ago! -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I have to add my late birthday greetings to my former neighbor, Tom HUGHES ('56) [on 7/29] and Gregor HANSON ('65) [on 7/30]. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Very tired after a lovely London walk Today. Saw the trophy for the London Marathon in the guildhall... my husband ran and finished it in 1998 when we were here... of course, we never saw the trophy... he was very pleased just to finish the race. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: Birthday I want to wish my best friend and partner in Hi School, Jim OTT ('64), a HAPPY BIRTHDAY on July 31st. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) As I write this it has been one of those days and I still need a shower and a very long nap... I posted a totally rookie bonehead request on Face book and then figgered my "problem" out right afterward... as I tell the little group I email with every day... once you push "send" yer stuck with it... as I was putting my project to bed for the day, I checked the alternator wire to make sure it was clear of everything before starting the truck to move it back into the garage... no start and FIRE (but not the Carl BEYER ('65) variety)... the wire that controls my heater by opening and closing the hose manually had somehow sprung next to the battery wire of my remote solenoid and started burning... I blew it out and blew the toothpick outa my mouth... I can take almost anything, but no toothpick isn't one of them... now I ain't got no feelin' in my hands but that wire was so hot even I gained feeling!... Who cares... I lost my toothpick... stop everything else... I gots power to the coil but I stopped looking there and pushed the truck into the garage... made a new toothpick (don't ask... it is a process), am writing this and will shower inna moment... oh another thing... got my wires crossed and Rex DAVIS ('49) will be at the '65er Reunion Friday AND Saturday evening... I hear Tommy PLANKERS ('65) might even show up... maybe the statute has run on that little accident he had in our Jr or Sr year... don't think either his or Marv STEELE's ('65) ears have stopped ringing from the shotgun blast in Marv's car tho... so it is HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) and Mike JENNINGS ('64-RIP) on your special day, July 31, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Re: Big Brudder's Birthday Wanted to wish my Big Brother, Tommy HEMPHILL ('62), a Happy Birthday today (7-31). Hope you woke up and are still vertical? I hope the socks fit this year, also. I am sorry I won't be able to make this year's celebration. The recovery from last year still haunts me. I love you, brother. Have a great day today!! -Mick HEMPHILL ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` June, 2015 ~ August, 2015