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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 ~ 08/01/15 ~ ALUMNI SANDSTORM STARTED 1998 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CRUM ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann ENGEL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HASKINS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne PETERSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula SAUCIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim EDGAR ('79) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) I sure am sorry to read about your harrowing experience with a prowler! Good for you to stop him cold! To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) We had the same poor luck trying to see the Changing of the Guard as you did. I was amazed at the thousands of people there to watch. The weather was perfect and afterward we walked along the path and stream. Lots of birds (the names of which I have forgotten) and one cute little heron. To: Ed WOOD ('62) Thank you for posting your photo of your viewing of the Changing of the Guard. Great photo! Weather in Richland today, Friday. Last day of July: After sitting in the sun, the car thermometer read 121 when I went out after day time Pinochle. In the shade at my house, it went down to 106. I suppose our Arizona compatriots would think that's wonderfully cool. I hope to go to Alaska next week! Bomber cheers, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in roasting Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) How about that? We've arrived at the 1th of August. There is a younger Bomber Babe of my acquaintance who celebrates her 18th birthday today. Not only that, the Alumni Sandstorm was "hatched" on this date something like 17 years ago; who figured. Therefore, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" for Ann ENGEL ('63) and a "Happy Anniversary!" to the Alumni Sandstorm. May you both continue in good health. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the temps may be coming down a degree or two. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Changing of the Guard Picture What a great picture, Ed!! Thanks for sharing it!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Seventeen A totally Big day here in Bomberdom... It has been seventeen years since our editor in Bomber-babe started this little rag and it's still runnin' strong!!!!! Way to go Maren ('63 & '64)! [I can't take all the credit... Gary BEHYMER ('64) is the Bomber who REALLY started it... I just picked up the ball and ran with it -- with a LOT of help from Richard ANDERSON ('60). -Maren] -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Aug 1 One month until hunting season opens here in Texas. The dove are thick this year, so are the snakes. After a very wet May and June, July finally got hot and the land has cracked wide open. I was watering my backyard and the cracks (some over 4 inches wide and I have no idea how deep) when to my surprise out pops a 4 ft Copperhead. Luckily it was in flight mode and went under the fence. If you don't like bugs or snakes, stay away from Texas. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in sunny, hot, Plano, TX *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Pam HOF Loomis ~ Class of 1990 ~ 1972 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber and one NAB sent stuff: JoAnn Lyall (wife of Don '52) David RIVERS ('65) and David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy SHANNON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet WILGUS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) 1st Kadlec baby born '44 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick STALEY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl HALL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: JoAnn Lyall (spouse of Don '52) Hi just wanted to say that Don had his 81st birthday last week . He is on new medicine for his pulmonary fibrosis. The other was sooo powerful it burned him badly. So let's keep our fingers crossed that this medicine will be a help. Wish it had been around when Mac RICHARDSON ('52-RIP) was sick with this. -JoAnn Lyall (wife of 59 years) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** [OK, this was SUPPOSED to be in the 8/1/15 Sandstorm and I goofed... Hope David will forgive me. -Maren] >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: SEVENTEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK we got some really fun birthdays today... I mean I'd love to be the bomber-dude between these two lovelies... they almost invented the words Bomber-Babe (if there's a hi fun is it one word?)... but wait... there's more... how many of you recall that seventeen years ago our Bomber-Babe editor in chief began the Sandstorm... seventeen years... I mean asa kid it takes 50 years to reach 16 and we are on 17... Way ta go, Maren ('63 & '64)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the day after ba ba ba ba ba ba bompada ba ba dinky dank dink blue moon blue moon blue moon dit di dit di dit........ I remember one time eating at Andy Devine's and the Marcels came in for dinner... dunno where they'd been playing but it ain't like Kingman is the entertainment capital of the world ya know... now if either of these Bomber-Babes (Sorry buddy... I love ya and all but you take back seat to these babes... wait... I wanna take back seat WITH these babes... so get outa the back seat and go wait on the Group W bench)... dang... I would not wanna be standing before these two at the same time with them expecting me to ask one of them to go see Cleopatra or somethin'... no way I could make that choice... I mean it ain't like they wuz droolin' over me when I was a lowly soph... but as the Big El said: "While I can think, while I can talk, while I can stand, while I can walk, While I can dream, please let my dream come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and let one of these Babes want me to take them to Cleopatra and one to West Side Story!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ann ENGEL ('63), MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) and Dennis HASKINS ('66) on your special day, August 1, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS if ya don't like the movies I'm open to suggestion... Hud, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Days of Wine and Roses... the list is endless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean just because it's my dream doesn't mean you can't choose the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** [This is the entry David sent for this Sandstorm. -Maren} >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Move over Clapton First only happens once just like last... Waaaaaaaaaay back when I was still doing labor law I worked with a guy who had represented GM in some big time work... they gave him the last Pontiac convertible to roll off the line back in the late '60s or early '70s (contrary to popular belief I don't know nuthin' bout "classic" cars... I'm a died inna wool hot rodder)... He loved that car... now the B-day Bomber is onna them firsts... (looks better "wanna" but that's not the right word... Just like I've called Tony HARRAH ('65) "Tons" since I met him... now it looks like "tuns" but pronounced "Tones" with a long "o"... but the "e" looks funny)... I've heard but not confirmed that the BEAULIEU twins ('62) may have been the last babies borned at Hanford Hospital... but this guy is the undisputed first baby borned in a Cadillac... hardy har har har (how many of us told that stupid joke as kids?)... now he's way more than that... he is a fantastic friend and my life would not be nearly as full without him in it... Oh I know... you think I got jelly for a spine but lemme tell ya... this summer I heard Bill BLANKINGSHIP ('62) admit that with the passing of every year he gets more and more sentimental... now top that... so I hope my pal will just take a day off on his day and relax... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ed QUIGLEY ('62) on your special day, August 2, 2015!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David Rivers ('65) PS I did NOT miss yesterday's b-days... they went to SPAM... I posted on face book tho! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) George BRINKMAN ('60), Gary BEHYMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra STURGIS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leland KUYKENDALL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill JOHNSON & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra CRANE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) & Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Today/Tomorrow: Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: Friday Dance The Richland Seniors Association dances are going strong! Seventy-seven people attended the Friday, July 17th dance at the Richland Community Center. We are having a special summer dance this Friday, August 7th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, also at the Community Center. The EASY SWING BAND does a great job! And there are always nice door prizes and lots of good food! The price is only $6 for three hours of fun and fellowship. Would love to see more Bombers there! Please call me if you have questions - 509-946-5385. We also have 3rd Friday dances - same place, same band, same good food and same price - $6. These dances are from 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm - a great way to spend an afternoon! We are told by many that we have the best dances within a 100-mile radius! Come join us! 3rd Friday dances for the rest of the year: August 21 -- September 18 -- October 16 -- November 20 -- December 18 -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Holy cow! Two (count 'em 2) entries from the Junior Gyrene in one issue. (all right, so it was an editorial goof) But, what were the odds? Sorta beside the point, as we are celebrating the birthday of a Bomber Babe whom I knew. How, you may ask; well, I'll tell ya, we went to the same school and at the same time. In fact we even graduated on the same day and in the same gym. Hard to beat those odds. I have it, from a semi-reliable source that today might even be her 21st, which would make her eligible to have an adult beverage the next time she visits the Tahitian Room. And, now, to tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Sandra STURGIS ('54). Hope you have a good party today. On another note, this coming Friday marks the opening day of the Homer Davenport Community Festival in Silverton, OR (just minutes south of Mount Angel). Why do I mention this? Well my Italian son, Richard, is president of the group that organizes the event. They also handle the Strawberry Festival each Father's Day. If you happen to be in the neighbour hood, stop in at the main site (Coolidge/McLain Park) or take in the Davenport Race on Saturday. And, finally, a plea to whom ever to sign up for the Annual Club 40 Meeting and Whoop-de-doo. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where temps are predicted to fall to the 80s sometime this week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: George BRINKMAN ('60) Re: Class of '60 Reunion Who is the contact person for the class of '60 reunion? [Marj QUALHEIM Haggard ('60) will know the answer. -Maren] -George BRINKMAN ('60), *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Anniversary ...married on the 3rd of August 1968... the minister dated the certificate August 4th... are we legally married? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: longest wedding ever Riiiiiiiiiiiight... let's see... Maren ('63 & '64) has saved me from stewpit typos (werser then my normle spelin'), wrong dates, totally incorrect info and a million other things (plus bein' my bestex) and I'm not gonna "fergive" her for losin' a post a mine to SPAM... uhhhhhhhhhh don't think so... besides neither Annie ('63) nor MaryAnn ('63) wuz gonna take me up on my offer anyway... I mean would you letcher daughter go out with me? So since they is ever so slightly more mature than I, ya think they'z stupuuuuuud? No way. But they still think I'm cute... from a distance... but today we celebrate something I have never understood but knowing the groom, I just take it as the trute (that's like yute only different)... spechully since he's got the largest yearbook and Richland memorabilia collection this side a the Benton City Libberry... so HAPPY ANNUBERSERY to the BEHYMERs on their special days August 3-4, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny DALL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat MITCHELL (?66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judie HEID ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenifer LEITZ ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margy BROUNS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BREEDLOVE ('71) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Yesterday/Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) married Janis Cook ('65 Lion) 08/04 BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) & Mary BENNETT ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: "THAT" year So how many ages do we look forward to? There's 16 acorse and that biggie 21... then what? Last year one of this group a Bomber-B-day dudes celebrated a group 70 that I managed to miss... not on purpose I can tell ya that... I mean that was way cool to have a group 70 and the class a '63 will be doing the same thing this year... but this year two a these guys will celebrate a year that's fun if for no other reason than it's been the subject of many a song and joke... don't ask me what songs cuz I can't think a one right now but... you know it's that upside down "96" hardy har har tee hee hee... naughty naughty... one a these guys has been my partner is so many crimes they can't be counted and if I hadda dime for every time I went to his house to play only to hear "I gotta baby-sit Jo" I'd be a rich man... I am fairly sure he was THE or one of the first people I ever wished an HB on SS... another I've known since Chief Jo and have enjoyed his style and humor ever since... finally one is the guy that taught Jimbeaux ('63) how ta troll successfully for '65er Bomber-babes... each a these guys is a legend in my eyes and a great friend... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roger FISHBACK ('62), Ken DALL ('64) and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65 aka "Painter-dood" in Vegas town) on your special day, August 4, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: USCG's 225th Birthday Today marks the 225th anniversary of the birth of the USCG.. Congratulations to all the Coasties past and present! Grateful to have served with such a fine group of shipmates. -Tedd CADD ('66) --- LCDR Tedd Cadd, USCGR Retired ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52), Janet FORBY ('60) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue ERICKSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry COFFEE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCUE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki LOWE ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: Coast Guard birthday 4 August Thanks to Tedd CADD ('66), LCDR USCG for his post on Coast Guard Day - 225 years! Most folks don't know that the Coast Guard is the second-oldest service, barely behind the US Marines. The continental Army and Navy were disbanded after the Revolution, then re-established later. The Coast Guard was established in 1790 - brain child of Alexander Hamilton so our fledgling country could enforce the customs tax laws started around 1788. Then called the Revenue Cutter Service, officers of the Coast Guard were in the dual role of customs officers and also Naval officers of our nation. USCG was involved in every armed conflict since - War of 1812, Spanish American War and onward. Named U.S. Coast Guard in 1939, I believe, and codified in law as one of the nation's Armed Forces - even though it actually had been all along. I was proud to serve in that fine outfit from 1952 thru 1986, held 13 different pay grades (E-1 thru E-7 and O-1 thru O-6), commanded two ships and served on a total of 7 ships, one of them twice. Semper Paratus! -Dick WIGHT ('52) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) To: George BRINKMAN ('60) Re: 60 Class Reunion - 55 Years How to register Hi George, I am also sending this message to the Sandstorm in the hope of letting our class members who are not Club 40 members know what is happening and how to register. The Class of 1960 is joining Club 40 for our reunion activities on Friday, 9/11 and Saturday, 9/12 nights at the Red Lion Hotel. Saturday afternoon 9/12 we have a special get-together from 12noon until 3pm at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive (this is in Howard Amon Park, aka Riverside Park). We will be in the Riverview Room for a social gathering to "Eat Dessert First" enjoying decadent desserts, finger foods and beverages, and a short program. Fred PHILLIPS ('60) has agreed to be our Master of Ceremonies. He is a lot of fun! The Class of 1960 photo is scheduled at 2pm on the north side of the patio area. The cost of the photo includes mailing. Small group photos will also be taken and payment arranged with the photographer. A souvenir pamphlet with a schedule of events and other information regarding classmates will be distributed. The costs for our Saturday afternoon get-together is $15 per person for the Social, $10 for the photo and $5 for the Class of 1960 Pamphlet (add $2 if mailing is desired). We will accept pay-at-the door for Saturday afternoon activities. Friday evening we will join Club 40 members for a Taco Bar Buffet starting at 6pm. Bobbie PEARSON Wiley ('60) will set up her music machine and play our "old" favorite tunes from her collection. We expect it to be a great opportunity to say hello and reconnect with classmates from other classes as well as the Class of 1960. The cost is $35 per person. Saturday evening at 7pm we will join Club 40 members for dinner, and program, followed by live music to listen and dance too, if we can. We have special tables designated for the Class of 1960. There will be fun, interesting and sentimental items raffled off to raise money for the Conley-Richey-Overdahl Scholarship fund. Dinner entre is pre-selected and served at the table. Choices for the entre are Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Char Grilled King Salmon, Prime Carving Roast or a Vegetarian Dinner. You can also select gluten free items. The cost is $40 per person. To attend any Club 40 functions, you must be a paid member of Club 40. Dues: $10/year. I hope everyone joins Club 40. It will be primary database used for our 60 year reunion mailing and contact. Registration and payment for Club 40 Friday and Saturday nights need to be received no later than Saturday, August 22. These are pre-paid, pre-registrations. No tickets will be sold at the door. Registration information requested: NAME (MAIDEN NAME)_________________________ CLASS YEAR_______ SPOUSE (MAIDEN NAME)___________________ CLASS YEAR (IF A BOMBER) ADDRESS_________________________________________________________ EMAIL ADDRESS ___________________ PHONE _________________________ Saturday Night Dinner Selection(s) $40 per person Parmesan Crusted Chicken____ Grilled King Salmon____ Prime Carving Roast____ Vegetarian____ gluten free____ Friday Night Taco Bar Buffet $35 per person # ______ Club 40 Dues ____ $10 Class of 1960 fees ______ Social $15 ______ Photo $10 ______ Pamphlet $5 + ($2 if mailing desired) $_____Total Payment made to Club 40 and mailed to Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64), Club 40 Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Richland, WA 99352 Email me to have a brief note included in the pamphlet or to update your email and mailing address. We are looking forward to seeing or hearing from our friends. -Janet FORBY Padgett ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Tuesday August 4th is the birthday of the US Coast Guard I started this about 5PM Monday the 3rd. But I got distracted... more about that further down. "Any fireworks display fired on, over, or affecting, "any Navigable Waterways" must have a USCG "Marine Event Permit". So we mail out a thick envelope of applications each year in late January. There is a 138 day notification period. Many of these permits require an inspection by the USCG. After a few minor squabbles over various permits scattered over a 5 state area, I offered to do a class for inspectors. Best thing that could have happened. We developed a solid working relationship and with one exception all problems vanished. On one barge display a crusty old "Chief Boats" laid it on Ken and I about how perfect our set up needed to be. He got right in our faces and said I will be watching you all day pointing out the nearby USCG station across the water. "Anything ain't perfect on this barge you ain't shooting". "Got that? You understand me?" "Yes Sir". Normal fireworks barges are a mess with spilled sand and wires running everywhere. It is organized confusion at best. But when all was done and checked out and ready to fire we sent the crew ashore. Then Ken and I carefully bundled and secured all 500 plus wires running up and down the rows of sandboxes containing the mortars.. Then we smoothed all the sand around the mortars in the boxes and then dragged leaf rakes all around the surface of the barge, turning it into a "Zen" garden. Absolutely nothing was out of place. We then called for inspection. The Chief came over with 2 helpers. The tide was out so you could look down on the barge and see it all. Starting down the ladder the Chief looked down and his jaw dropped. You could tell he did not want to put a foot track in that sand. He came back up on the dock and said "uuuhh, it looks OK" and signed off on the permit and walked away. I would have paid big $ for a picture of the smirks on his enlisted sailor assistants behind his back. This last J4 [4th of July] I was at Dutch Harbor, AK for my 22nd trip out there to do that very large display. The City of Unalaska supplies my crew. But I had only one crew member as the rest were on vacation. Because of the ever-changing and often bad weather we set the display up on semi trailers inside the high bay building. While I stood there rethinking how to get it done, in walks a group of Coast Guard personnel volunteering to be crew. I need to digress here: The 24 ship drilling fleet for Shell had just arrived at Dutch Harbor and the Coast Guard in Seattle District had sent 2 fast patrol boats and assorted personnel to be prepared to fend off a protester fleet of small boats. But... some 800 miles SW of Anchorage is pretty remote and no protesters showed up. I had a variety of talent in that group. 2 Law Enforcement Specialists, a Specialist in Maritime Law, 2 Gunners and a couple of mechanics who maintain the boat and engines. Not sure what the other 3-4 did. But the big thing here is that those "Coasties" pitched in and we got it done in 2 days. We fed them pizza for lunch the first day and roast beef sandwiches on the second day. I sent the Seattle Commanding Officer a letter of thanks for their help. They were a great bunch and were glad to have something to do. Now, as to the "distraction"..... I have a cat in my house. It came in last weekend as I was sorting out stuff and carrying it to the "house stuff" storage in the shop building on the back of my property. I left the sliding door wide open as I often do for short periods. We are trying to get things organized but with Jackie in Alaska part of the time and my working every day and my knee not being as good as expected, things are stacked up a bit in parts of the house. During the day when I am not there and in the middle of the night it has badly torn up parts of the carpet in several places. I see signs of it having been on the tables and counters. It is good at hiding as 3 of us looked for 2 hours and could not find it. I have left the door open several times so it could leave, but nada. I have seen it twice racing from one place to another when I surprised it getting up at 4am and coming home mid-day. It is grey and appears to be a feral cat as it is pretty beat up. Last night I set a live trap baited with tuna fish. No results this AM but I have hopes for this afternoon when I get home. I like cats and as I am typing this Charlotte (one of our pair of "tuxedo" cats) has her head on the edge of my laptop and is fast asleep. She and her sister Ashley were going on to 19 years old. But Ashley passed away a couple of months ago. She is upside down in the "twisted" position only a cat can achieve, purring softly. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ Finished at my office south of Olympia. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) You wanted to know what other big birthday we look forward to. I'm thinking our 65th birthday. Not that we are looking forward to that one, but it's a biggie nonetheless. Of course, there is also age 50. SENIOR DISCOUNTS start.. Love 'em. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick It's cooling down once again and let's hope it stays out of the triple digits for the rest of the summer! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers are so dang cool Today is one a those special b-days for me... this Bomber-babe has been in my life for as long as I can remember. She is the slightly more mature sister of a guy ('65) I was totally mesmerized by growing up... that probably sounds funny but I'm not sure how else to put it. He was (and is) just a guy you wanna be around and emulate... so much so that Terry DAVIS ('65) and I actually dyed our hair to give us that look I've come to enjoy her more and more over the years as just one of those Bomber-babes who is great to be around just to be in her presence... Every time I drive near my house on Van Giesen and get to the spot of the house across from Carol WISE's ('64) just west of mine I can't help but recall my Dad carrying this babe into our house... when I heard her initial scream I was knocked over... then seeing my Dad take charge as he always did was something... that accident (back in probably around '62) was something I'll not forget and her recovery is something I'll never stop being grateful for... I'm hoping her latest back problems have been resolved as well... she is just special so there! I am sure you all recall a video that went "viral" (I really hate those tag words) a few years ago. It is simply called Richland, Washington after the song written and sung by James Talley and was produced by a member of the class of 1972 for their 40 year Reunion. I would like to thank and give credit to Peter BRANDT ('72) for producing this fine piece of Art work... when we first "discovered" it we, who are not as bright as others sought to determine the producer of this video... I immediately spotted my Mom as the lady standing to the right of the Carnation Milk trucks (I think third from the right)... Terry DAVIS ('65) spotted Jack KEENEY ('65) at the swimming pool and some have even located their houses. We are so very impressed that the class of '65 wishes to show the video at our 50 year Reunion. Naturally we would not presume to alter Peter's work product and shall give him credit for the production and James Talley for the song. Thank you again Peter for such a wonderful tribute to our home town! (and the Class of '72 of course). Go BOMBERS! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) on your special day, August 5, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) and yes, Senior Squid ('54)... to be correct, 96 would have to be reversed not upside down. [Dagone, David, I knew 'ZACTLY what you meant. -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/15 ~ HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Margaret EHRIG ('61) Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline WESTOVER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay LYNCH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tomi McKINNON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VanWYCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SHEERAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HARMON ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch It is better late than never. Last month's lunch was here and gone before I realized it and never sent in a notice. This month I have almost missed it. It will be the second Saturday, as usual. At J D Diner in West Richland, as usual. It will start about noon, as usual. There will be lots of good conversation and visiting, as usual. Any Bomber is welcome to come and bring a guest, spouse, or unrelated Bomber, as usual. We hope to see a good crowd there, as usual. WHEN: Saturday, August 8, 2015 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) My last day in London I went in to hear a lovely Organ concert at Methodist Central Hall (right opposite Westminister Abbey). it also happened to be the day of the bicycle marathon when 27,000 bicyclists descended on London plus their supporters!! Fortunately it was a lovely warm day for all, and enjoyed by all. My last shot is of my host and I at Heathrow before my flight. We'd met as Methodist exchange students to Holland in 1962 and have kept in contact over the years. It was a lovely time, even if I didn't Get to meet the Queen!! Now back to reality in a surprisingly not humid Hope!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: guess I'll just never know I've often wondered what it would be like to grow up the only boy in a bevy of Bomber-babes... I mean just the shear number of babes walkin' thru the house friends of sisters is mind boggling... or as an old buddy of mine who became the Dean of the Law Schools at ASU and UNLV used to say "mind boggling and totally incomprehensible"... I guess John COLE ('66) would know... well this guy was in John's class and he would know as well... gasp... but as with all the greener grass I am sure they would tell me it wasn't all milk and honey... anyway, unless I come back in the next life in a famblie like that I guess I just hafta wonder... besides... since I don't remember any past lives how would I know to answer the question... I'd just think it was normal... been watching a show called "Proof" where a rich guy and a doctor are trying to find out what lies after what we see as death... didn't think I'd like it but I do... pretty interesting if they don't muck it up with too much mushy stuff like they always seem to do in the shows I like... just get on with the show... let us imagine the rest like we used to do inna old days when the Beach Boys hadda take out "sleep together" in "Wouldn't it be nice" and the sausage guy hadda take "a Helluvaman" outa "Big Bad John"... get on with it dang it! Well since I won't find out first hand I'll just say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike SHEERAN ('66) on your special day, August 6, 2015!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Mary HALSTEAD Bowell ~ Class of 1949 ~ 1931 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tony DURAN ('55) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOBO ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RANLETT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('77) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Wedding Anniversary After my dear wife, Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) was in the hospital for 8 days, I am so grateful to have her home to celebrate our 58th anniversary of marriage today. She has taken care of me a long time. Now it is my turn to take care of her. With seven kids and me to take care of is a full time job... I would say she really deserves a long, long rest. God Bless her. Wishing all the Bomber family good health, -Tony DURAN ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: foiled again Soooooooo like a in 1948 I wuz two years old and didn't get to go see Gene CONLEY ('48) and Pat SHEERAN ('48-RIP) grageate... I wanted to but my Mom made me go to Iowa cuz a little water was running inna Columbia... so I made a mistook... I mean anybody can make a mistook... I met alla girls in that famblie tho so there... thanks Ann ENGEL ('63) and Maren ('63 & '64) for setting me on the path to a better and more accurate life!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RANLETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug DUNCAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy EDGAR ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HARDEN ('96) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) & Kathie MOORE ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Sitting here on the deck of my old house, I'm lovin' being in Alaska again! The weather is absolutely perfect (65 to 80 for high temps), a soft breeze and plenty of sunshine! I've had time with my daughter and her husband, 2 of my granddaughters and 4 of my great-grands. Yesterday I visited and enjoyed a wonderful once-a-month Luncheon with friends from the 1980s. I have not yet seen the "resident" moose and calves here, but life doesn't get much better than this! I didn't know until last Sunday that I would be able to come up and there were some very negative reactions on the short notice but things are smoothed over now. I had emailed everyone of my plans, as soon as they were confirmed, that I would be arriving on Tuesday. Yes, it was short notice... but not anything I could have prevented. I tried for Wednesday but there were no seats available. I certainly didn't want to put it off for another week after having lost a month already. I like to come up for 2 months each year (July and August) but couldn't find a 2nd person to help with my live-in former sister-in-law. In the rush, I forgot to bring the keys to my car. (Matter of fact, I didn't even remember that I had taken them with me last year!) They are in the mail and should arrive tomorrow (today, as you read this) but it isn't guaranteed. A friend who saw my "stranded" plight on Facebook, picked me up here in the Butte to go the Luncheon in Wasilla. I felt so lucky to have been here for it. Wonderful friends and great food! There was a family of the Sikh religion...very interesting. Now I know why they wear the turbans. I guess we all have ideas that seem strange to others. I plan to be back in Richland next month in time for Club 40 and the trip to Lincoln City with the Rambling Rovers Senior travel group that I enjoy so much. Best Bomber regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in another of God's Countries *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Hi Maren, The Ladies of Bomber class '55 have scheduled a lunch for any women in the area or passing through who graduated in 1955. This is our first try at a get together and we would like to see new faces. We have a reservation at Sterlings in Richland on GWWay for 11:30 on Tuesday, August 11. Please post this notice in tomorrow's Sandstorm and a reminder on Monday. If we are successful, I will ask you to place us on the Bomber calendar. Thank you for all the work you do to keep all of us and our unique heritage intact. WHEN: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 TIME: 11:30am WHERE: Sterling's on GWWay Sincerely, -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy Happy Afore I get down to congrchulatin' the happy couple on so and so many years a wedded bliss... I needa make a 'nouncment... on his birthday Mike SHEERAN ('66) shot his second hole in one!!! Now I know for a fact that at least two girls from my adopted class a '63 actually believe I am so stupud about sports that I don't know what that means... well, ha ha ha... it's where the puck goes over the goal post without touching the backboard on the first pitch... so there! For Linda REINING ('64), Michael PETERSON ('77) says he sang two songs with Richland in them on the "Modern Man" album in 2001... but... it was not released in the US... arrrrrrrrrrgh. So now on to two kids that have been close to me for quite a while. One I've known since we were 15... we don't go back as far as some but then he was not in Richland before that... the other I've only known for 25 years but they shore been good ones... we've been thru great times and not so great times... we've eaten strawberry pie in every place in So-Cal... we've fought our way outa the big surplus store on H-wood blvd... We've watched Terry DAVIS ('65) take his first rolley-coaster ride... and oh so very much more... HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Jimmie ('65-'67) and Kathie (MOORE '69) ADAIR on your special day, August 8, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/15 ~ NAGASAKI ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Linda REINING ('64) Tedd CADD ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CLEMENT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay WEAR ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) was beginning to think I had dreamt about Michael PETERSON('77) singing a song about Richland. *grin* Re: Hips am recuperating from having my left hip completely replaced, was done on the 4th of this month... not "bouncing" back as quickly as they had predicted, but am sure my age has a lot to do with that... takes longer for these old bones to knit back together. *grin* doctor said I can expect 3-4 months of recovery, then, he'll replace my right hip. said if my "ticker" had been in better condition, he would have done both hips at the same time... right hip is completely gone, left was almost gone... left hip done first, since it was the one giving the most pain. not sure how the heck a person would get around, IF both hips were done at the same time... using a "walker" is hard enough, with one hip working, can't imagine trying to walk with both hips "on the mend". so far, the only real difficulty has been getting in and out of bed and remembering not to bend or twist and to keep body, straight, when laying in bed. am happy to say that I have only needed to take pain pills, twice since being out of the hospital... it hurts, but nothing that "grinning and bearing" can't "fix". *grin* the goal is to have two new hips, by the end of January, then the "bucket list" is to go "white water rafting", this Summer with family, down the Snake River in Idaho.....can't wait. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID temps are in the 70s and 80s and am loving it *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: David RIVERS ('65) on the Hole in one "... it's where the puck goes over the goal post without touching the backboard on the first pitch..." Thanks for the reminder. I keep forgetting where the puck goes over or under the goal post. I ought to write that down so I won't forget again. -Tedd CADD ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to my big sis Gay WEAR Miller ('69). Even living in the middle of nowhere you can't escape father time. Hope you have a good one -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in sunny hot Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Earl BENNETT ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen BARTLETT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGRATH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen UPCHURCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod COLLINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob GOEHRING ('80) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ah, the days dwindle down, etc. At least as far as August, which leads to this entry. We remember and celebrating the birthday of an older Bomber Babe on my acquaintance. Think I first saw her on a school bus, but I may be mistook; I have been before. Since then, I have met her again at Club 40 and way back to R2K. It is always nice to see her. Without getting too overboard about this, it is time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and wish a very "Happy Birthday!" to Helen BARTLETT ('52). You young ladies of the Class of '55 need to remember the luncheon at Sterling's coming up tomorrow (8/11). See how good my memory is, I don wen and forgit the day. But be there any way. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where temps have cooled a bit, and rain holds in the forecast for the next few days at 20 percent. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: '55 Ladies Reminder The Ladies of Bomber class '55 have scheduled a lunch for any women in the area or passing through who graduated in 1955. This is our first try at a get together and we would like to see new faces. We have a reservation at Sterling's in Richland on GWWay for 11:30 on Tuesday, August 11. WHEN: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 TIME: 11:30am WHERE: Sterling's on GWWay Sincerely, -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Linda REINING ('64) hip replacements My first was at age 58 in 2002. After 6 months I thought I was completely healed/recovered, thought so again at 7 months, and that continued for two years - I had no idea how much overall physical capability I had lost in the process of the hip deteriorating, stopping jogging, etc. The therapists kept telling me to back off, I was trying to recover everything overnight, which of course was not smart, so I started paying attention to them and improved steadily but slowly. The second hip was done in 2010, and I did the therapies I remembered from the first one for three months prior; I recovered a lot faster that time, but full healing and recovery still took over a year. I became the de facto hip replacement counselor at work, and several colleagues benefitted from what I had learned about not letting myself go so completely. In the ten years between 2004 and 2014 I slowly dropped 28 pounds and now am close to my weight in my 20s and 30s, though obviously nowhere near that level of overall strength and conditioning (shouldn't expect it at 70, I guess). However, I still do a lot of walking, property maintenance (garden plowing, chainsaw work, etc.) and some bicycle riding. Hip surgery has evolved to nearly a routine event now, and hospital stays have shortened significantly. Sounds like you're having a fairly successful process, just hang in there and keep listening to the therapists, they really do know what they're doing. God be with you for the next one. Regards, Elm Street neighbor Widgie - from unusually moderate August in central Virginia, but still probably double the humidity in Richland; I tell people here about growing up with sagebrush, tumbleweeds, and 40% being considered muggy -most don't realize eastern Washington has such an arid region, then I tell them about the Chamber of Commerce slogans back then: "Sunshine Capital of the Pacific Northwest" and "In the Heart of the Banana Belt." -Earl BENNETT ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: real hardware stores I remember Parker's could buy anything there... when I was little I picked up a nail from one of the bins... when my mom realized it she made me take it back... as I drew near the front door I started running and hurled the nail thru the door yelling: "here's yer crummy nail"... she watched me and marched me inside... arrrrrrrrrh Parents... can't buy nuthin at today's stupid hardware stores!!!!!!!... when we were in maybe 6th grade we used to play a game... what if so and so married so and so then t\her name would be such and such (eg Kandie GRUBB ('65) and Bill BARR ('65) Kandie Barr)... well if today's Bomber-babe b-day girl had married Joe FORD ('63) she'd be Mrs Joe Jo Ford... arf arf... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) (her married name is Ford... OK guess ya hadda be there) on your special day, August 10, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, August 14th, 2015 TIME: Noon to 2pm WHERE: 3 Margaritas Restaurant, 627 Jadwin Ave, Richland Attention all Ladies of the Columbia High Class of 1965: our Monthly Ladies of '65 Lunch is this Friday at the 3 Margaritas Restaurant in Richland. It's sure to be another warm day, so please consider joining us for a cool Margarita or frothy cocktail, an appetizer of your choice, or perhaps one of their delicious entrees while getting reacquainted with your friends/classmates who graduated 50 years ago!! Re: '65 in '15 - 60 Year Reunion Our 50-Year Reunion is next weekend (August 21st - 23rd) at the Hanford House/Red Lion in Richland! If you haven't registered yet, contact Gregor HANSON ('65) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Linda REINING ('64), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George STEPHENS ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: David Rivers' ('65) married names! Had Tuesday Welds married Hal March, Jr. she would be known as Tuesday March the second -Rex HUNT (wb-53) ~ that was a strange tale on TV the other evening regarding Manhattan project. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: DOE Hanford plans I don't intend for the following to be political, but important to the future of where we grew up. 2 articles in the Tacoma News Tribune this last couple of days. First... a Federal Judge appears disinclined to allow any further delays in the clean-up of the tanks. Basically the judge said to DOE you have had plenty of time and many delays. The problem is serious, stick to the schedule. Cheers for the Judge! I cannot help but wonder if anybody but those who live downriver from Hanford fully realize the huge consequences of tank leakage reaching the Columbia. Not to mention fish and shellfish in the Pacific Ocean. Having some small understanding of the amounts and types of contamination in those tanks, I cannot help but wonder What will they do with them after they pump them out? I suspect it may be beyond my lifetime. As an aside..... those of you who follow Alaska may be aware of the proposed copper mine that they want to build a large leach pit using a cocktail of deadly chemicals to extract the copper. Alaskans are pointing out if anything happened to that pit it would forever contaminate the richest fishing and crabbing bay in the world, forever. "Oh that would never happen as a special dam would hold back the chemicals". HOWEVER... if you follow the news you have seen the results of an old closed mine from back in the '30s where the EPA itself accidently caused a breach in that dam and hundreds of tons of deadly chemicals are now in the river system that flows through several states and could end up in Lake Mead. I have traveled extensively in Alaska both coastal and interior, including 22 trips to Dutch Harbor over a 16 year period and it is easy to see the harvest from the seas, lakes and rivers, as well as the land, are more then vital to Alaska. It is life itself. I hope the people of Alaska stand their ground. As to the second article in the TNT Re: Hanford The National Park Service is seeking comments on the new Manhattan Project National Park. Along with other sites around the US the Hanford Park would include the B Reactor and several sites of Old Hanford and White Bluffs, Hanford High School, construction camps and other sites at Oak Ridge and Los Alamos.. You can read about it and make comments at: "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Earl BENNETT ("widgie" '63), thanks for the advice on hip replacement recovery... am sure it would have been a lot easier, if I hadn't been almost 70, but I am "getting there" and can't wait to get the right one, done, so that I can resume enjoying things, again. being confined to walking with two canes and using a "scooter" to get around, isn't a lot of fun. limits your fun activities, let alone, day-to-day activities. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ am loving the weather here in Kuna, ID. we have been having thunder storms, lightning, plus rain and temps in the 80s - such a wonderful change from Bakersfield, CA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Parker's Hardware I even bought some handsome ceramic elves there, so many years ago. I still have them - in a box, somewhere (I've moved too many times). That is the kind of store I miss. But you can find that sort in places like Dayton and Hood River. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers and 1 NAB sent stuff today: Jim BOYD ('55), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Melinda Mantor (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bart LONGMORE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty SPENCER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane KASEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat SAENZ ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Aaron ROBERTS ('66) & Robbin Ruth HENDERSON ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim BOYD ('55) How fortunate we were to grow up in Richland during the '50s. We had to Hi-Spot on Wednesday and Saturday nights with Mr. & Mrs. Martin as hosts, and their daughter, Janet ('53) helping. We had the recreation hall with a bowling alley and pool tables. Several students set bowling pins at the bowling alley for money. Re: Tips I think it would be good if we seniors would share our cooking tips to Sandstorm. I will start by sharing How To Pick Out A Good Cantaloupe. First of all, don't buy the South American cantaloupe, which we get during the winter. The best cantaloupe are grown in California from June until October. I don't care for the Washington ones because of their texture (tend to be mushy). That's the reason they call them "mush melons." Remember, you don't learn anything while you're talking. -Jimmy BOYD ('55), aka JD, Barney Bear and Peter Rabbit *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) Re: More on Parker's Hardware Were it not for Parker's Hardware, I might never have lived in Richland. Willard Parker was my uncle and originally his hardware store was in Bremerton. He invited my Dad (Orlie Russell) to help him relocate to Richland in 1949. Dad worked the store along with Willard. During the holiday season in December, Viola Parker and my mother Dorothy, Viola's sister (see how this all ties together?) would also work the store. Viola throughout the year was the one who shopped for and brought in the gift-ware. My cousin Al PARKER ('53) also helped in the store. I'm afraid my sole contribution was to run advertising flyers door to door (before the use of mailers) when I was a youngster. The good thing about this great relationship was that on occasion I was able to take advantage of some good specials - including my first new Huffy bicycle. Willard Parker was a business leader in the community and also a good friend of Grover Dawson (Dawson- Richards) and (name?) Davis of Davis Furniture. Mr. Davis moved his store from Bremerton to Richland in 1949, as well, when the new Uptown Richland business district opened up. Cheers -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: breeches in old dams I've just been reading about the breech of the old earthen dam that caused the Johntown, Pennsylvania, flood in 1889. It appears that if dams (of any sort) are built, they must be monitored and properly maintained to be safe. As always, the critical question becomes how much should be spent to "properly maintain the system". I'm sure the people who lived in Johnstown during that natural, but man-enhanced disaster (like those who lived thru Katrina and it's aftermath) know enough monitoring of the natural system wasn't done, and those living there suffered the results. I'd hate to see the beauty of Alaska marred by another man-made alteration of nature's way of keeping itself clean. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Back in Hope, IN where we continue to enjoy lower than usual temperatures here in the Midwest!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: swooning OK I admit it... for the last several years I have publicly swooned over this b-day Bomber-babe... I guess you call that wearing one's heart on one's sleeve... ah well... she's happily married so I guess it's pretty harmless... how I could have been so gaa gaa over her back in HS and never said a word is a bit of a mystery to me but then... I am quiet and shy...... speaking a quiet and shy... there's a commercial on TV where some ladies have bladder problems but the magic stuff (side effects... death and near death as with most other magic stuff) makes one lady sing like Janis in her car and another one laugh like an evil clown in a crowded theater... now I can say from first hand experience that when that lady goes out she always sits right in front of me... after a few drinks she always becomes that slim cute little Hippie that was in almost every scene depicting Woodstock... and jumps up and dances all night long so I can't see the show... lemme tell ya... she ain't cute and she ain't slim... Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... well on to the b-day so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patty SPENCER ('65) on your special day, August 12, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Melinda Mantor (NAB) I am not officially a "Bomber" but my aunt, Carol Louise COX ('48-RIP), graduated from Columbia High School in 1948. This inquiry is about her parents (my grandparents), Rodney Vincell Cox and Viola Hazel Wessels Cox who moved to Richland in 1944 and, along with Rod's brother Wyman Cox, opened a women's clothing store in October of that year named The Style Center. It was originally on Biddle Ave, which has now been renamed to The Parkway. Carol had two sisters, Betty Ann (my mother) and Gladys Elaine. Rodney and Viola first lived in a prefab on Thayer St. and then moved to 1103 Perkins Ave., which is still in fine condition. Rodney and Viola were active in community events. Rodney began the Richland Kiwanis and was the first president. Viola coordinated several fashion shows, most of which were held at the Desert Inn. Unfortunately, my grandfather died suddenly in August 1954 while he and Viola were visiting California. Although Viola and Wyman attempted to keep the Style Center operational, it was mysteriously gutted by fire. Viola left Richland in June 1958 and moved to California. I would be thrilled to hear from anyone who has memories of my grandparents or The Style Center. Of particular interest to me is the date and cause of the fire. I would appreciate your publishing my contact information and the attached photo of The Style Center. Kindest regards, -Melinda Mantor (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Jim BOYD ('55), Floyd MELTON ('57) Carol CARSON ('60), Jack GARDINER ('61) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLEMENTSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Kay BURNSIDE ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim BOYD ('55) Re: Continued from yesterday's news Re: How to Pick out a Cantaloupe... forgot to include how to pick up a good one: The stem end should be smooth. If it's jagged (not smooth) it means that it was picked before its time. -Jim BOYD ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) To: Jim BOYD ('55) Re: Bowling Alley I was one who set pins at the old Richland bowling alley at the ripe old age of 14... that would have been the summer of 1953; one of the hardest, toughest jobs I ever had. We made $.11 a line and got tips sometimes during league play. I would walk home around 11pm dragging my behind. Can you imagine a 14 year old doing that kind of work today, OSHA would come unglued, HA. I was even called in to help with resurfacing the lanes one day and got so high on the fumes that I did not know which way was up, course laying on the ground outside on my back I did find the answer. Those were the days. -Floyd MELTON ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) To: Jim BOYD ('55) My tip is about fresh oranges - always look for the ones with the "big butt" - opposite from the stem end. The bigger the butt, the sweeter the orange. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynnwood, WA where thankfully, we have some thunder showers today *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Well, boys and girls you can scratch one item off my Bucket List. Today I witnessed a NO-hitter in person at Safeco Field. Mariners 3, Orioles 0. Yes siree pardner it was a great day for baseball. -Jack GARDINER ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Thomas W. PEASHKA ('68) went home with Jesus on August 12, 2015, at 3:27 a.m. His earthly death was due to metastatic pancreatic cancer. His last great wish was fulfilled in that he died with his wife beside him, in their own bed at Haven Farm, ID. There will be further postings on over the next few days with details as to Thomas' last day/night on earth. A link to Thomas' obituary will follow. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/15 ~ V-J DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tony DURAN ('55) Tom HUGHES ('56), Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David MANSFIELD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard "VJ" SWANSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Candice SCOTT ('66) 08/14/1945 ~ PEACE! OUR BOMB CLINCHED IT! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just a note to remind all the procrastinators out there that the deadline is fast approaching for registering for the Club40 Annual Meeting and Whoop-de-doo. This deadline is necessary for two reasons: (1) This will give the hotel an accurate count of how many to expect for dinner each night; and (2) The treasurer's abacus doesn't work all that fast. Having just checked the list posted on Club 40's web page, I have noticed that several of the usual suspects are not listed; particularly members of the Class of '55. So, as Dean Martin was wont to say at the end of his TV program; "Keep those cards and letters comin' in folk." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guesser hold forth with the promise of rain (eventually). One day they may get it right. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: V-J Day - August 14, 1945 -Tony DURAN ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom HUGHES ('56), Re: Bowling Alley I went to work at the bowling alley setting pins when I was 13. Leo Rollic (sp) was the manager. Several of my friends worked there (Thurman BOWLS ('56), David ('55) and Ross ('53-RIP) GORDON. When I asked Leo for a job he said he didn't have one for me. I went back down the next day and asked again. He said he told me yesterday that he didn't have a job for me. I said "That was yesterday, do you have a job today?". After three or four days of this, he finally gave me a job. It was hard work but I was making my own money and it felt great. -Arthur "Tom" HUGHES ('56), *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Carol CARSON ('60) Carol, was the Orange tip an analogy? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Karen COLE ('55), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Carl DVORAK ('58), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank COLLINS ('51wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MOORE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Bowling While attending college in Ellensburg, I took bowling as part of my P.E. minor. (I graduated with four minors: English, History, Political Science, and P.E... no major, just minors.) Anyway, we took turns setting pins. Keep in mind we were all girls setting pins in a world where we were too delicate to have more than a two step dribble in basketball. Being on the short side, it was a challenge. Re: Thank you, Tony DURAN ('55) for the war films. I hope to see you and Sylvia PLUMB Duran ('56) at Club 40. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ in smoky Nine Mile Falls, WA where instead of nice beefsteak slicer tomatoes, I have all mismarked Romas grrr. [Make tomato juice!!! -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: V-J Day - August 14, 1945 The YouTube video clip of VJ day in Hawaii brought back a lot of memories of when I was living in Honolulu and of course Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be seeing you". I lived there in 1961-'62 and it was strange seeing Diamond Head so clearly without the city skyscraper hotels in the forefront and the vintage cars. As I put my flag out this morning I thought of those who lost their lives in that terrible war, on both sides, and say a silent prayer for the families whose grief never dies. Thank you Tony, -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carl DVORAK ('58) Re: Bowling Alley I went to work setting pins when I was 15. Leo Rollick and Bill Vosper were co-owners of the bowling alley and when they sold it Bill Vosper built and owned the Atomic Lanes down on Wellsian Way. My mentors when I learned to set pins were Johnny KING ('56) and George BOWLS ('55). They showed me how to pick up 2 pins in one hand by crossing the necks and to always put the pins in the rack before returning the ball to the bowler if they didn't get a strike. If you sent the ball back to the bowler they would get the ball and try to pick up the spare before you were out of the pit. I remember setting pins with Thurman BOWLS ('56) and I think David BOWLS ('58) also set pins. My dad, Joe Dvorak, worked some nights in both the bowling alley and in the pool room for A.J. Foisy who owned the bowling alley and pool room before Bill and Leo bought it. -Carl DVORAK ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Re: Class of '65 ~ 50 YEAR Reunion Last minute reminder - our monumental 50 YEAR Reunion is NEXT weekend, August 21-23. Registrations are pouring in at the last minute. Nearly 200 classmates are coming from near and far, including people we haven't seen for 50 years! Please join us... we want to embrace you. Contact Gregor HANSON ('65) at 509-946-6296 (he'll call you back) or Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) at 509-943-0507. If you cannot come (hey, people are coming from all over the country and even Europe), but would like to buy a '65 Classmates' Directory, let us know. And if you did not receive an invitation, let me know where you ARE! -Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BRUNTLETT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie ROE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROW ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby BELCHER ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne MITZLAFF ('77) 08/16/77 ~ Elvis died "Before Elvis, there was nothing." -John Lennon *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Today is one of those kinda days; sad on one hand and happy on the other. Sad for followers of "The King", no matter which version, on this anniversary of his passing. So those of you who are fans; I'm sorry for your loss. Re: See Red Now, on to the happy news. It's birthday time! That's right, today we celebrate the birth of a Bomber whom I went to school with, maybe even spoke to him at some time during that period. Now he holds forth north of Bomberville in a town noted recently for a red football field [Eastern WA]. Well, he taught there, and still plays his trombone there [Cheney]. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and shout of "Happy Birthday!" is in store for fellow classmate, John BRUNTLETT ('54), along with many happy returns of the day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the streets got barely damp during the last rain "threat"; guess we have to wait for fall or winter. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: getting close Wooooooooooo hoooo... some favorite b-days and it's almost Richland time again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, Doug LONGMORE ('61) the B-day Dude and I are friends... good friends, just to clear that up... Well it's gonna be worth my while that's for sure... Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) wants to embrace me... woooowsie... been waiting for that... since about 3rd grade... good things come to those who wait... I was a bit surprised that Friday nite we are having a ripple party... guess we shoulda upped the price for the reunion... thought we might have advanced to something with a cork by now... A good friend and fellow Marine, Sgt. Richard BRUNELLE ('65), USMC is in a VA care center and won't be making the trip... PTSD and Malaria... I think I may have taken one malaria pill in 13 months... had one buddy who walked into D- land the day after he arrived home and they found him with Sleeping Sickness!!!!!!!!!!! I can only thank God that S/Sgt. RIVERS, USMC has only a broked neck and back... can't dance but I get around... oh wait... I can horizontal mombo... don't wanna burn all my bridges... just can't dance onna floor cuz sometimes my leg does it's own thing (but embracing is still good)... hmmm where is all this going? Anyway, Terry DAVIS ('65) and Cecilia BENNETT ('65) are gonna send Richard a Col-Hi reunion shirt... way cool... Terry says he's getting the tooth I knocked out in 6th grade fixed again before the reunion... that'sa good thing... hope it doesn't hurt cuz I'll hear about it all week end... geez it was 6th grade!!!... gotta play Judge the day before I head for home... shoulda bowed out but they said it was a case that had been before me earlier and wanted me to handle it... I can think of two I can't wait to come back... word to the wise... don't piss off the judge... OK nuffa this stuff... gotta long time Bomber-babe sweetie havin' her day and a guy I managed to insult thru the SS when I was trying to pay a compliment who has become a good friend... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roger GRESS ('61) and Kathie ROE ('64) on your special day, August 16, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom VERELLEN ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte CARLSON ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy BOGGS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verna GORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erma PARDINI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan DUDLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan STALEY ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well I see the Junior Gyrene is bragging about his terpsichian abilities, which, according to many aren't worth the thought. I know, I know, don't tick off the judge. Well, there it is. And the old sympathy trick is still working to some extent. Above all that it is time to celebrate the birthday of a Bomber Babe whom I remember from back in the day; and who may or may not be very, very, very, very distantly related. There is also a rumor that she may be married to a fellow classmate of mine. I cannot confirm or deny this rumor at this time. Be that as it may, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" is in order for Charlotte CARLSON ('52). May the Arizona sun shine on her day, but not as bright or hot as it can sometimes be. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where ninety weather is scheduled to return by the middle of the week *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I seem to remember some time in the mid fifties (wow, doesn't that sound like long, long ago?) in a window store front, uptown, west side, near the north end, a painter doing demonstrations of wet on wet oil painting, he used two colors on a white canvas, like a dark blue and burnt sienna. I am thinking it was Bill Alexander mentor to Bob Ross. Or I am having some kind of flash back caused by to many paint fumes and watching an old episode on PBS. Just wondering if anyone else shares this memory or is it just me? These kinds of things are coming up far too often any more. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, one good day of rain and back to the sunshine. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: sticky note Well with the Commencement of the two-day celebration at the B-day Bomber-babe's house I found that it was time to do my sticky note for the next few weeks... It just dawned on me that the B-day babe married a younger man... so ha ha ha ML ('63) you hadyer chance and you blew it... now ya gotta Grizzly with no hair... but a damn good golfer... and father, husband and friend and and and ok you dun good even tho he's a non-believer in the "cult"... I must say I'm getting stirred up over the reunion... I mean some of these kids I haven't seen since school and some for ten years as I missed our 45 year (that's a nuther story)... some I see at least once a year and it's not nearly enuff... Allegiant scheduled the Sunday flight for right when we'll be having a memorial... reminds me of the one at '63's 50 year... Bill WILSON ('63) and Lamont DeJONG ('63) brought tears to everyone's eyes and I spilled my water all over Dave SIMPSON ('63) but they let me stay anyway... I will be winging my way over Richland but the names of our loved ones, passed on and infirm will be in my heart... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judy BOGGS ('64) on your special day, August 17, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>George DAVIS ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1946 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Orrin PILKEY ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Margaret EHRIG ('61), David RIVERS ('65) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Terry DELSING ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARLSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen SEELEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacki SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri CROSS ('84) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HALL & Connie MADRON ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Orrin PILKEY ('52) The other day I was at a reception for a young woman who had just returned to North Carolina from an unsuccessful stint in a job somewhere out west. I heard her describe how terrible it was: cold winters, super hot summers, no trees, wind all the time and so forth. Suddenly I realized that she was talking about Richland, my home town. I guess every one can't love the desert but I did and it was sure a great place to grow up. As a '52 Bomber I was an indifferent student but one teacher I remember was Mrs. Harmon (?) who actually praised my writing. Since leaving and facing the world I have become a marine scientist with 45 oceanographic cruises and a number of books to my credit (the latest is "The Last Beach"). Interesting how many colleagues in my specialty grew up, as I did, far from the ocean breezes. I've enjoyed keeping up with the Sandstorm; some great stories and some great writing... lots of interesting interactions. It seems however that messages from the early fifties graduates are becoming less frequent. -Orrin PILKEY ('52) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Good ol' Tooter, never fails to amuse and still suffers from "foot in mouth" disease. Sure hope the Class of '65 doesn't refund his money for the big week end. Which brings me to the reason for this entry. It the birthday of one of the younger Bombers, who may or may not be a very, very, very, very, very, very distant relative. And if he lives on the east coast, he could be even more distant. Can't say I've ever met him, but I will tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to "cousin" Gary CARLSON ('64). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are now under a "heat advisory", like we really needed it. What the whole West Coast needs is a severe "rain advisory." *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Bomber "R" I just came past the Bomber Bowl and saw that they are putting in the forms to pour concrete for the new "R" and "H" next to the new stadium seats. It looks that they will be bigger and closer to sitting area. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Link to obituary for Thomas W. PEASHKA ('68-RIP) Thank you for putting this in the Sandstorm, which was responsible for how Thomas and I came to meet again in 2001, 33 years after graduation. We married in 2004. Click here to go. Blessings, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhhhhhhh love As I write this little piece, I imagine the CARLSONs ('64) sitting in a moon lit spot enjoying a romantic evening celebrating Judy's birthday... hey nice stuff huh... specially considering I am actually writing this in 109 with the sun blasting down but by the time you read this the first part will have occurred and it will be on to the next celebration... what a cool deal... Now I know Judy's good pal Diane MURPHY ('65) and her little buddy MOUTON ('65) make a month out of it, but I think the Carlsons planned it just right... the picture of the b-day Bomber in his tux on Judy's face book page is just about as cool as it gets... almost a "Bond, James Bond" moment... now I'll say I don't look bad in a tux... but mine has been gathering dust for a while... in fact the last time I wore it I was having dinner with Herman Cain (NAB) so that tells you how long that has been... as we chatted I remember thinking what a nice "older" gentleman he was... then he told me he was a year older than I... gasp I sure hope I look like a nice "older" gentleman to others! So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gary CARLSON ('64) on your special day, August 18, 2015!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Terry DELSING ('71) Re: Tom PeashKA ('68-RIP) News of Tom's passing was jarring as he was one of my heroes. The musicianship and style he exhibited set the mark for quite a few of us who followed. My best musical memories (to this day) include an Isle of Phyve dance at the Community House in Spring '67. While the Summer Of Love might have been revolutionizing music in San Francisco, Tom, Keith, Lynn, Robert and Randy were doing it for me on GWWay. Simply put, he & they were the real deal. -Terry DELSING ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Bill SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lois WEYERTS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marci REW ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn PETTEE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BAROTT ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) As the deadline for close of registration for the Annual Club 40 Meeting and Whoop-de-doo, I haven't noticed much movement on the guest list. Certainly hope those who are planning on attending the class reunions scheduled during this time know that if they want to be included in the Club 40 activities they must register. So get with the program! On a brighter note, it is the birthday of a younger Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. Even remember her from back in the day, and most certainly since. Not going to go into a big song and dance about it, just tip the ol' propeller beanie and say: "Happy Birthday!" to Lois WEYERTS ('56) with the hope that Larry takes her to some nice place for dinner, rather than having her do the cooking. She is, however, too young to attend The Girls of '54 social at Rosie's this Friday [8/21], but I bet if she went they wouldn't kick her out. {Shoot! Burt ('59) and I "crashed" that one on 2/20/04. they didn't kick us out. -Maren] -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the warm weather continues *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Anybody else miss Art Bell? He's back!!! On the internet. Go to where you can listen online FREE. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: PAINTER To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Your memory regarding the Gary Ross-style painter in the Uptown is correct. I remember him being there too, doing demonstrations in a store somewhere in the vicinity of the old Roy Davis Furniture, a ways down the sidewalk from Newberry's. Yep, he was in there painting those happy little trees. Heck, maybe it WAS Gary Ross, I dunno. I do remember my jr. high art teacher at Chief Jo was very disparaging of him, saying that it wasn't really art. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Tom VERELLEN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Expansive display in Portland This Saturday Night [8/22] The State of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will dedicate the new Non Vehicle Bridge at "Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People". (pedestrians and commuter rail only) It is a "Cable Stayed Bridge" like the one between Kennewick and Pasco. There will be a giant fireworks display all across the bridge. This supplier of the display is Pyro Spectaculars, a World Class company. Jackie and I have been invited to be on the crew and thus cannot reveal any details in advance. We will be all day Friday and Saturday doing the set up, loading, and wiring firing circuits. This WILL BE a wonderful event encompassing a myriad of effects all across the bridge and above it. It WILL be worth seeing. Bridge displays like this are rare event. Not sure what time they will fire the display but the crowd will be large so if you want a good spot... get there early. Re: Cat from hell A finale note about the "Cat From HELL in my house. He eluded or defeated 3 different trapping setups from Animal Control and still got ate the bait. Total damage to carpets and furniture and clean-up expense is about $3500. He wandered in and would not leave even though I did not feed or water him, and left the back door open so he could get out. After 11 days 3 of us spent 6 hours searching the house without finding him. But at about dawn I heard him bashing about and opened the back door and shot him twice in the butt with a BB gun and that got him to leave. Had that not worked I would have used a lead pellet and 15 pumps in the rifle and put him down. Enough, is enough, is enough. Definitely a feral cat, torn ears, slashed face, missing patches of fur and bent tail. Fast and mean. I almost had him a couple of times and he spit and hissed and clawed right through and ripped the thick leather welders glove I had on. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Bill SCOTT ('64) Thanks for confirming the painter in the window image. I happened across a you tube of Bill Alexander and it seemed familiar. One of our neighbors became quite proficient at the Ross style and produced many enjoyable paintings. I think that is the one of the goals of "Art", enjoying the trip and not so much the destination. One of my nephews listens to the Joy of Painting to get to sleep, and so another art lover. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ from near Lacey, one day of rain and back to the ol oh hum weather with a touch of autumn in the mornings. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58), Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Joni PEASHKA ('78wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: LaVerne OSTERMAN ('51) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and the cat from hell Clear case of abuse. How do you charge a cat with abuse? Hope it stays gone???? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just talked to a college friend who lives in Twisp, WA. They were evacuated with their dogs and the clothes on their backs. what a tragedy all that beautiful land burning in the Methow Valley and poor beautiful Lake Chelan. Prayers for all those in the west affected by these awful fires. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where our cooler, less humid summer is coming to an end. Already we can feel fall coming and the leaves are starting to turn *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: All my bags are packed I'm ready to go Comin' in from Vegas from over the hills flyin' in a big airliner; Chickens flyin' everywhere around the plane could be ever feel much finer... Comin' into Pasco AP hope I don't catch any fleas... I'm on my way to see the class of '65!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK I ain't no Arlo Guthrie... I don't wanna pickle... so I'm doing this tho I will see the b-day kids at home when I get there... corse Pam PANTHER ('65) moved to Virginia and so she won't be there... oh my oh my... wonder what Jane has scheduled for Carl ('65) this weekend... neva know... ya know... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie MOORE ('69) and Chuck MANOSMITH ('65) on your special days, August 22 and 23, 2015!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Joni PEASHKA Talmage ('78wb) To: Terry DELSING ('71) Thank you for sharing your thoughts on my brother Tom PEASHKA ('68-RIP). Some of my earliest memories are of singing with my brother, or listening to him play piano and/or guitar. We sang all sorts of music together even 'making up' the blues & pretending that I was Billie Holiday. He was the talent in our family. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude that he touched your life. -Joni PEASHKA Talmage ('78wb) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mary TRIEM ('47) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda MERRILL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie MOORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nicole BJORN ('90) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: BJ Davis (Bomber Mom) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: The beautiful lady treasurer of Club 40: Will you please contact me at your earliest convenience? I'm old fashioned and am in the phone book! or, at this e-mail. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Here's a link to a forum about Spudnut Shops -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Thank You Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Okanogan County is burning up! My folks have a place just outside of the city limits of Conconully at the north end, as does my sister Marci EHINGER ('71wb). I have my 5th wheel parked there, as my daughter does too & Friend has her camp trailer there! We haven't heard how they are yet, but heard the firefighters have been putting water on it. The building looks like a garage. I have a home in Omak that I am moving back to, if it makes it! The lucky thing is I'm surrounded by Orchards!! So please pray for All the people in Okanogan County & All who have fire any where close!! Thank You All! Bombers Rule! Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Elaine ARMSTRONG Anderson ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Linda BELLISTON ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SPEARS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene HORNE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MONASMITH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CHAPPELL ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: BFFs Best friend in high school, Elaine. After I eloped on August 9th, 1954, got to be her and Wayne's Matron of Honor at their wedding on August 15th! Sorry to hear of Elaine's passing in March, 2015. Re: Club 40 September 11th and 12th! A lot more reservations have come in and want to remind everyone that next Friday, August 28th, is the deadline to get yours in!! No tickets will be sold at the door. Raffle items are building up too, with some fun things going on. Be sure to bring your money for this too, besides your choice of drinks during social time. Several special reunions will be joining us!! Re: Husband's bypass surgery Been 6 weeks ago that my husband, Dick, had 5 artery bypass heart surgery. Being a caretaker is not all that easy at times, but he has done remarkably well under my care. Healing and able to do a lot of light things, like getting mail, putting dishes away, load of laundry and most of all, typing on his ipad games. Facebook, too. Re: Reminder to Club 40 ...follow us on Facebook now! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it has cooled, but still smoky from all the fires around us. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Re: Class of '63 ~ 70th Birthday Party/SocHop Another reminder that in just three weeks we are celebrating another major milestone in our lives.. 3 Weeks left to register to reconnect with your "Old Classmates" for our Collective "70th Birthday Party". Join your friends for a fun evening! Eat at a Taco Bar, Meet Sonny and Cher and Patsy Cline who will be performing, visit and reminisce about the good ole days, disc jockey and dancing. Who knew how much fun it can be to be 70 and still rockin! Saturday, September 12, 2015 ~ 6pm The Community/Senior Citizen Center in Richland. Other Classes are welcome to come celebrate with us.. Register by sending $10.00 to Class of '63 2854 Troon Court Richland, WA 99354 -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) To: The Class of '65 Re: Reunion Pictures Send me all your 50 year reunion pictures!! Tell me who is in each picture and I'll add names. Then I'll put up a page of thumbnails that you can click to see a larger view... the thumbnails page will take the place of what's here now: Already put up a picture of "The Committee"... but where's Patti McLAUGHLIN???? -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) To: Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Thanks for the information on Spudnuts. They do send us 'Out of Our Tree' at times. From Jim's note I spotted The Spudnut Museum & still active Spudnut Shops. Anyone interested in a road trip with me? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Kaylid JORDAN ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marsha GOSLIN ('65) Nancy MOORE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty STRODE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen WORKMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan MONTGOMERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blanche NEWBY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BLOWE ('12) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John COLE & Vicki MOSLEY ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Re: '65 Class Reunion What a fantastic reunion we had last weekend! All the committee members coordinated the best reunion ever. Friday night was so much fun as was the tour of our school on Saturday and class pictures. Pictures were taken of kids from each grade school, Carmichael and Chief Joseph, Christ the King and then all of us together. The program Saturday night was outstanding! Thanks to each one of our classmates who attended! It was so much fun, I wish everyone could stay in town and we could do it again next weekend! -Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MOORE ('70) Re: Bombers in Vegas Class of 70 We had to cancel the Class of '70 - 45th Reunion in Las Vegas scheduled for October 24. We did not get enough classmates to participate. -Nancy MOORE ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Herschel HALSTEAD ('66) ~ 1948 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry SWAIN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen MANOLOPOULOS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg STONE ('80) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 It's NOT too late to get your reservations in for the September 11th and 12th celebration at the Red Lion-Richland. A proof read has gotten past us and some of you might notice that on the top of the registration form it says "any registrations and monies postmarked after August 22nd will be returned". Deadline is August 28th!!! If it is postmarked that day, it will be accepted!! Some are still confused as to how to get a registration form. Go to Scroll down to Club 40 (towards the top of the page) and click on it. At the top of page is "Reunion info", click on that. Then click on "2015 Registration Form". You will be able to print this form and fill it out and the address where to mail it is on the bottom of page. Be sure to total all monies filled in. Please be sure to include you annual dues of $10 per Bomber!! If your dues were current, you would have received a registration form in the Dust Storm which was mailed first week of June. If you wonder if your dues are current, look on your address label and the year will be in the upper right hand corner. It is always a good idea to include the dues when you reserve your spot for our September celebration each year. Our Webmaster, Nate (NAB), will be listing more Bombers on the "attendees list" as they are received. Come enjoy the fun!!! It's NOT too late!! (But this coming Friday IT is!!) Always feel free to contact me if you need help!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here we are at yet another birthday. I knew this Bomber back in the day. Can't remember exactly when we first met, but it must have been during sophomore year. Think we may have even "Thesped" during that time. Ran into him much later at one of the Tacoma luncheons. Didn't appear to have changed much. I also learned through these pages that he flew aeroplanes both for the Air Force and also privately. He also played the clarinet in the band and orchestra. On that note, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" is in order for Jerry SWAIN ('54). Keep on truckin', my friend. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ smoky Mount Angel, OIl *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Northwest fires A long-time minister friend living just outside of Tonasket, WA has been very close to the fires. They have moved temporarily into town as the fires have been all around them. The latest fire was finally extinguished at the edge of Highway 20 pavement, just across the street from their home, but there are hot spots all around them. Up to this point they have been one of the lucky ones. Oroville which is just North of them has been notified that evacuation is a very real immediate possibility. My friend is pastor to a community church in Tonasket and part- time pastor to a church in Oroville. Please offer prayers for those families that have been devastated or threatened by the fires, and especially those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: perspective So how to tell the tale is the question... I guess mine is the only one I know for sure, but I can echo "Best one yet"... I rolled into town around 7 PM Thursday nite and was so hungry I could pay 50 cents for a steak... Cecilia BENNETT ('65) picked me up and we ran over to the new Steak house by the Marriott... found CROWsky ('65) and the Misus there and had a most fabulous dinner (Thanks Gary) with more catch up than I've had inna while... MOUTON ('65) walked by and we grabbed her then visited with Diane MURPHY ('65) and Rob TURPING ('65)... MOUTON made her feelings about the term "Bomber-babe" clear and I was instructed I was never to mention her ass again... so Connie DAME ('65) will take over as the sole record holder of the Jr Hi cheerleader's butt... not that the rest of the babes don't look wonderful but we must admit, to have the exact same rear end one had in 7th grade is pretty amazing... most others kids were spread across town at that time of night so just hit the hay till morning... Spuddies took center stage for many of us Friday morning and I managed to hang around the shop till almost 11... talking to alla kids congregated there in various waves... Then a short trip to see Freddie GEORGE ('65) at his mom's old house, where he made me promise not to give out any info on him (there is no limit to weird as we get older)... Then out to see Terry DAVIS' ('65) new digs and a tour of West Richland... Friday evening was sandwiches made with Airport bread and something that resembled Tacos and beans... not complaining, it was about the same fare as we had at the Gold Medal's 50th... Dean HOFF ('62) and Jimbeaux ('63) invited me to share tacos... I passed... the mingling with some kids we hadn't seen in 50 years was fantastic... Steven HOSACK ('65) of absentee letters signed "My father" and tongue to the baseball fence in the winter (my mom about died when he opened his mouth) fame came in from Gilroy for the first visit since I don't know... with no smell of garlic that I could sense... the only way to describe the nite was the way I described our 25th... it was as tho we had returned to grade school days with all the joy and innocence of those wonderful years... by early morning Friday, Jackson KEENEY ('65) had lost his car keys, room key, driver's license and glasses... a trip to DMV was had before Spuddies... it would continue for the remainder of the weekend... Late Friday nite, Debbie LYONS ('65), Nancy WICK ('65), Jimbeaux ('63), Cecilia and I hit Jack in the box for tacos... Saturday was another day of Spuddies and then more festivities... just before it was time for school pix, Pierre REMILLARD ('65) who had driven a "new" car rather than the Model A for reliability called to say he and CMOORE ('65) were broken down on the south side... we ran over and brought CMOORE back, and dropped Jack off to go pick up Pierre... Cecilia and I headed for Col-Hi for pix... as we got to the school Jack called to say he had locked his keys in my room! I talked to the front desk, he retrieved the keys and made it for the pix... pix were fun; by grade, Jr Hi and Hi school... since there were no Garfield kids there we were all onna same page for that one... we spent 3.5 hours writing our names in the right slots for each school and then on to the DI for a great evening... One of the highlights was the presentation of a Quilt of Valor to Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65)... he was shocked... WORD the wise on Programs... CONTACT Jim HAMELTON ('63) when planning the program... .Jimbeaux has the 22 minute formula... nuff said... Dancing and mingling were magic... I watched Doug BENOLIEL ('65) execute all my best slow dance moves and Lamont WARDEN ('65) go thru my fast dance routines with great envy... Mr. Kandi GRUBB (NAB) offered to allow me the honor, but pain is the great deterrent no matter how much you wanna... I know I've missed a million memories and a million kids... I love you all and thank you for a wonderful Reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), John ADKINS ('62) Mary Ann VOSSE ('63), Peg SHEERAN ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TWEDT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon HOPKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SASSER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce SOEHNLEIN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle HUESTIES ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin MOORE ('82) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Tilikum Crossing, Portland, fireworks Jackie and I were invited to be on the crew and we worked 2 days helping to set up this great display. It was designed and presented by Pyro Spectaculars out of Rialto, CA. A very large World Class Co. I worked for them for 5 years, left them, and then turned around and bought their NW Operation. Bridge displays are rare, difficult, (a lot of work) and each is different, both physically and in the resulting fireworks. There were about 16 very experienced technicians on the crew. While some of the aerial pyro product was from China, most of the items were very high quality from Spain. All the low level items were from Spain and the waterfall candles were from Portugal. This was a very classy show. The link below has a really nice video of the entire display. Tilikum Crossing, Portland, fireworks -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Pray For Washington -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) Re: Spudnuts In the new AAA Journey magazine (Western edition) there is an article about the Spudnut Shop in Richland and an interview with Val GHIRARDO Driver ('72). -Mary Ann VOSSE Hirst ('63) ~ Lacey, WA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) Re: Washington Fires It's been "the week from hell", but we're out of fire danger (according to my 35-years-with-the-USForestService-retired husband) - "because everything around the town - and our Omak Flats area - has already burned". The major issue now is the air quality - VERY limited visibility in all directions, and that rather orangish - brown air - though it WAS clear enough for an hour or two this evening to get out on the tractor lawn-mower, and mow the -foot-long grass?. We wear the masks when were outside - usually. The scariest day was Wednesday, I think, - with the wind gusts over 50 mph, and the ash blowing like a blizzard. Little communication available, and it seemed often to me that we were on our own. Thanks, ALL, for your concern. We're safe now, and we've yet to hear about how many and who lost their homes, and I can only imagine the pain they're feeling. -Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) P.S. John MORRIS ('63) called to say he and his place are fine within 5 miles of the Canadian border - NCW (NE of Chesaw). *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Washington Fires... With the fires around Omak, I've been wondering about how Susie GUNDERSON Chiles ('61) and Bob CHILES ('58) are fairing. Has anyone heard from them? -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick keep praying for all the Fire Fighters *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the morning after So here we are all back home in our usual surroundings still grinning from ear to ear over the wonderful weekend and counting the days till we can do it again... It's been many years since Ricky WARFORD ('65) suggested we meet every year instead of every five, but of course the turn out isn't the same on those off years... it's great but wow... I mean to have Kenny Rogers (well before he looked like Phyllis Diller) come up and pat me onna butt to see if I was packin'... wow... Dicky RHODES ('65) has the look down pat... now comes the realization that we shoulda taken instant pix with names so we could label alla pix on face book... I can only say that as lawyer, thankfully I have no ego, because if I hadda nickel for every girl that told me she didn't have a clue who I wuz... I'd have a pocket fulla nickels... now who cares if the guys don't know you... but every Bomber-babe counts big time... I'm told that not only did WARFORD pay this time... he was billed for all past 5 year reunions... wooo hooo... big bucks! Today is the b-day of a guy who never has trouble being recognized... as an artist he is quite well known and rightly so (by the way, if you missed HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) Nationally award winning art work I feel badly)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Richard TWEDT ('64) on your special day, August 26, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff today: Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Suzie GUNDERSON ('60), Annette HALL ('62) Donna BOWERS ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) Lisa PETERSON (71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judi PEARSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey HENJUM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie DEAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlee CORBETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) & Leslie SWANSON ('59) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) Hello Bombers, I recently visited Gordon Pappas, who directed our music program while we were at Col-Hi. He is well and enjoying life in his retirement home, Stoneridge Creek Retirement Creek Retirement Community in Pleasanton, CA. He recently enjoyed a veteran's trip to Washington DC to see the WWII memorial. Mr. Pappas not only led a first-rate musical program, he was an excellent record keeper. He has an extensive notebook of clippings, photos and programs from his years at Richland, 1948-1960. When I looked through this memory book I was reminded of several highlights from my years there. In 1953 we staged the musical, "Good News." It is set in the Roaring Twenties at mythical Tait College. Mr. Pappas went way out on a limb to make some special arrangements for this. He rented a gold curtain from a theater supply company in New York City to put some life in our auditorium. He purchased himself a follow spot so that soloists could be properly highlighted. The school district later bought it from him. There are a couple of very familiar musical numbers: "The Best Things In Life Are Free," and "Varsity Drag." I handled properties for the show. I became an annoyance to Coach Rish, because we needed football uniforms, but they were out for cleaning. The whole experience was great fun. The other experience of special memory was the Rafael Mendez concert in April, 1954, just before we graduated. Mendez was a very fine trumpet player who developed a sort of concert and teaching program in many high schools. He had many arrangements of familiar pieces that he had done for trumpet. He came to spend a week with us preparing for the concert on the weekend. Mendez was an elegant and polished musician. He inspired us all to do our best for him. The memory is a highlight of my last year at our school. For the people who went to Carmichael Junior High, there is an obituary for Cynthia Huckstep. Miss Huckstep was also a wonderful music teacher, dearly loved by her students. Many of them went on to the music program at Col-Hi. I have copies from Mr. Pappas' memory book that I will make available for the Club 40 reunion September 11-12. Best wishes, -Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The momentous occasion on this date was the birth of a Bomber Babe whom I went to school with. As I recall, we didn't interface much, if at all, back in the day. I don't think I even danced with her at a sock hop or mixer or what ever was going down at Hi-Spot. Probably because I was too scared. I have, however, spoken to her at several reunions and other Club 40 events in the recent past. On that note, let me tip the ol' propeller beanie and offer a "Happy Birthday!" greeting on the 21st birthday of Judi PEARSON ('54), and wish her many more. It is good to see that more have signed on for the Club 40 Annual Meeting; but if you haven't the deadline is fast approaching. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we eagerly await the promised week end rain. What can I say, the State Fair opens this week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) Re: Okanogan Complex Fire Good Morning, Maren, I read Carol CONVERSE' entry in the 8/26 Sandstorm, so I thought you might convey to her our thanks for thinking of us, and maybe, somehow, let her know our family is safe. Our daughter, Debi and her family, had a scare on last Thursday evening. Had to prepare for the worst, but with all the green (orchards and alfalfa fields) around their home they were able to remain unscathed. However, they did evacuate to our home around midnight. We live by the hospital in Omak, and we figured they wouldn't let the hospital burn... felt pretty safe. The smoke surrounding our county is extremely dense and very toxic. We pray for those who are still in danger, and our thoughts go out to those who have experienced total and devastating loss of their property. Good talking to you, Maren. 1-4-3 -Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) We lost another Bomber. Dennis LAYBOURN ('61-RIP) passed away in Richland. I don't know the exact date [it was 8/24/15], but within 2 days. Pray for his family and wife, Janice McGAHEY Laybourn ('61). -Annette HALL Bundrant ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Thanks, Annette. Working on a Bomber Memorial.... -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Sandstorm, Thank you, John ADKINS ('62), for the video about the fires: Just heartbreaking for WA/OR/ID and anyone else who lives there and others who love that area of the country so much. So glad Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) family is made it through the fire. Glad that Lynn Koenig's men and Peg's husband are OK while fighting fires. So proud to see women working side by side with the FireFighters and thankful for all the FireFighters from all over who came to fight. This kind of neighborliness is so typical NW. God bless you all! -Mike RIXW ('60) and Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Okanogan Complex Fire Three more living in the Omak area... hoping all three will "check in" and let everybody know they are OK: Cindy DeHART Adkins ('67) Dave SHEELEY ('67) Mike DeMERS (67) -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Class of '65 ~ 50 year reunion The best reunion EVER! SHOUT OUT and THANKS to the kids who made this happen. THANKS TO: Gregor HANSON, Nancy BEARDSLEY, Cecilia BENNETT, Cassandra BERRETH, JoAnne BUCHOLZ, JoAnn BUSHNELL, Jean CHRISTOPHER, Bob Cummings, Terry DAVIS, Pat DORISS, Sue FUNK, Jeanene HOFF, Shanon LAYBOURN, Patty McLAUGHLIN, Dick Rhodes, Steve UPSON, Susan WARD, Dan WARNER, Patti WIERMAN, And Neil Hanson. You helped make memories that will last forever. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Okanogan Fires I went up there yesterday 8/25/15. We only saw one house that had burned to the ground... it was the Baker place. For those who live in the area, it's the house on the right just as you drop over the hill on your way to Conconully. They lost everything! Please add them to your prayers. My folks' place is safe & out of harm, so far. My place which is right above Peg SHEERAN Finch ('63) (off of Hendricks Loop) is safe too! So thank all Bombers who said Prayers!! BOMBERS RULE! -Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lisa PETERSON (71) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Tilikum Crossing, Portland, fireworks Fantastic fireworks show! Thanks for sharing. -Lisa PETERSON (71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45), Tony DURAN ('55) Alice HANTHORN ('59), Jack GARDINER ('61) John CAMPBELL ('63), Linda BELLISTON ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HENDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie COWGILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc LEACH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DODSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim FELDER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FLAHERTY ('76) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: happy b'day Gene KELLER ('50) on 8/26 Nice goin' Gene. I never thought that you and I would make it this far with the lives we have led. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: Mr. Pappas To: Karl BUCHOLZ ('54) Thanks for the info about Mr. Pappas. He was really a great mentor of mine. I'm the last of the living trumpet trio that played at the Mendez consert that year. What a thrill. Lots of good times with our school dance band also. I wished that I could make the Club 40 reunion, but because of mrdical problems, I will not be able to make it. It was also sad to hear about Fred SUCKOWS's ('55-RIP) passing. May all our Bomber family be blessed, -Tony DURAN ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) Re: 8/26 Alumni Sandstorm HI Maren, You are quite the editor! Caught me with the fire video watched every minute with my finger on the pause so I could read the posters and written things ... (the fires compared to Seattle size). It's taking out some of the most beautiful country around, I must admit I shed more than one tear. Then you end the paper with the joy of Mattingly ('60) fireworks. Isn't it amazing when fire is out of control it is so ugly and then when it is "tamed" and kept in control by the professionals it is just WoW! Emoji (me crying and laughing all at once) You always do good but this "took the cake!" Thanks love ya -A -Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [It's all the different entries that make the Alumni Sandstorm so much fun... and why I still love it after all these years. Larry MATTINGLY's ('60) entry with the fireworks display at the Tilikum Crossing just happened to arrive the same day as "Pray for Washington" video on YouTube sent by John ADKINS ('62). - I'm still seeing the car driving down the highway with 2 (or 3?) horses running alongside the car. -Maren] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Maren, Dennis LAYBOURN ('61-RIP) Obit is on the Einan's web site -Jack GARDINER ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Joan CAMPBELL Hinkle ('57-RIP) Maren, I didn't see a notice about my sister's passing or that the service is at Sunset Event Center today [8/27] at 2pm. Did I overlook it? [You didn't overlook anything, John... my error... I didn't make the note in the right place for it to be in the 8/27 Sandstorm. Bomber apologies. -Maren] -John CAMPBELL ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) Re: Class of '63 ~ 70th Birthday Party! All Bombers are welcome to join the Class of '63, Saturday, September 12th at 6pm at the Community/Senior Citizen Center in Richland as we celebrate our classmates Collective "70th Birthday Party". If you plan on joining us... send $10.00 to the Class of '63, 2854 Troon Ct. Richland, WA 99354. Eat at a Taco Bar, Meet Sonny and Cher and Patsy Cline who will be performing, visit and reminisce about the good ole days, disc jockey and dancing. Who knew how much fun it can be to be 70 and still rockin'! The following have registered so far. If your name isn't here and you have registered, please e-mail me ASAP. I'm old you know and probably omitted your name accidentally. Betsy FOX and Kenny WRIGHT, Jim STECKLINE and Lynn DIXON, Camille APGAR, Carol SLEDGE and husband, Karen KLEINPETER, Ray KELLY, and wife, John CAMPBELL and wife, Peg SHEERAN, Jim HAMILTON and wife, Sandi RIGGINS and husband, Patti KEENEY, Rosalie LANSING and husband, David HANTHORN and wife, Tami BOND, Marie RUPPERT and husband, Lamont DeJONG and Carolyn ROE Dick BOEHNING and Linda BELLISTON, Susan KINNEY and husband, Susan WARREN and husband, Micki LUND and husband, Gary ZWEIFEL, John PERKINS and wife, Janice PIERCE and husband, Lynn JOHNSON, Pam BONESS and husband, Joe CASTLEBERRY and wife, Susie SHAVER, Tony SHARPE and wife, Terry KLUTE and wife, Louise HARTCORN, Mary COLLINS and husband, Rod PETERSON and wife, Donni CLARK, Kathy RATHVON and friend, Karen COX and husband, Mike QUANE, Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG, Roy BALLARD and wife, Leslie JENSEN -Linda BELLISTON Boehning ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Okanogan Fire Complex To: Susie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60) So glad to read your entry in the 8/27/15 Sandstorm that you and your family are safe from the fire. We're starting to hear from people who live in that area as well. My daughter, living in Wenatchee, tells me how smokey it is there as well. We are getting a good wind today and wouldn't you believe it, the smoke is STILL with us. Here, we were hoping that the smoke would dissipate. Oh well, we've nothing compared to you guys up there. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick Prayers are still be said by all. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Fires My cousin, Mike DeMERS('67) lives in Omak and is safe... he hasn't had to evacuate, but has been prepared, just in case. My niece, Arin Reining (NAB - daughter of Tim ('71wb-RIP) and Neila CULVERHOUSE Reining ('73)) and a friend of hers, Angela Zilar, who runs Tri-Cities Animal Rescue, are in Chewelah, helping with animal rescue... they had a small caravan of trucks from the Tri-Cities/Benton City, bringing loads of hay and other supplies to help in the evacuation and rescue of animals that are in harm's way. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: and the b-days keepa comin' I dunno bout you but I can fall asleep anywhere and any time... there are so many pix of me asleep in those little folding chairs at car shows next to the drag strip, under the band stand and many other noisy places I can't count em... but lemme lay down to go to sleep on purpose... and bingo... I remember everything I forgot during the day and can solve the mystery of life... so I been seeing a scripshun medicine that makes these little furry things stop bothering you so you can go to sleep (had no idea there were little furry things causing me to stay awake)... but... if you take it... you may wake up and kill yerself, wake up paralyzed or wake up and remember nothing bout the nite before... well I been paralyzed and it sucks... and as for not remembering what I did the nite before... I did that all the years I drank... think I'll just lye there and solve the world's problems as I have been... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gary BEHYMER ('64) on your special day, August 28, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Buz BOISONEAU ('61) ~ 1943 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), John CAMPBELL ('63) Paul BLAZINE ('65), Peggy GRAY ('65) Rod BREWER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie WEBB ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David GILBERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brenda BELCHER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kristi STREGE ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie GERKEN ('01) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill BAILEY ('64) & Jackie COLE ('63) 08/29/05 Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans area map... see what, when and why different "east bank" (of the Mississippi River) areas were flooded... My place is on the "west bank" -- just south of the "T" in Terrytown on the map... *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Tony DURAN ('55) Mr. Papas was also a mentor to me as well, and I was honored by being allowed to be the band librarian in my senior year. Music has always been a major part of my life, and I played the clarinet on into my first years of college before it became apparent I'd rather play music than study. Being part of the concert band, that played for the Rafael Mendez concert, was a great experience and a highlight of my high school music experience. Thank you for bringing back good memories. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Joan CAMPBELL Hinkle ('57-RIP) Thanks all for support of my sister's passing last Friday. I was touched by attendance at the funeral by 3 of the best guys ever from the Class of "63 - John DALE, Perry MOORE and Tony SHARPE. Thanks guys. My wife Marilyn has been in the hospital since Monday night but she may be released soon. -John CAMPBELL ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Paul BLAZINE ('65) Re: Fun time Gregor, Just a note of thanks for the wonderful weekend you and your staff planned. Everybody had so much fun... we wish you could have a reunion every year. I am an alumni of The Culinary Institute of America and I can tell you, the dinner and service was excellent. Much Thanks. -Paul BLAZINE ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Peggy GRAY ('65) To: Gregor HANSON ('65) and the '65 Reunion Committee THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for putting on what has to be the best 50 Year Class Reunion ever!! I can't even imagine the amount of work and planning that went into what certainly was a fantastic event. I so much appreciate all your time and effort. I had such a wonderful time connecting with old friends and sharing my high school memories with classmates and my husband who was incredibly impressed with the school. I was so glad we had a chance to tour the high school. It was wonderful to see all that has been done. Anyway, I could go on and on but suffice it to say - Job Well Done! I and many, many others are very grateful for all you did. Thank you! -Peggy GRAY ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rod BREWER ('65) To: Gregor HANSON and the '65 Reunion Committee Re: hey there Hello Greg, This is way overdue but I want to thank you and I hope you will pass along to everyone who helped with this amazing Reunion. I have never gone to anything in my young life that exceeded my expectations like the events of last weekend. I can only imagine what it took to get the word out to a class of our size and get the results you got. Nancy told me of a young lady who spent an entire year calling literally everyone - sorting through what had to be hundreds of similar names to get to the Bombers of '65. who was that? Not surprisingly, I immediately forgot. And everything you planned was perfect for allowing everyone to pursue what they hoped to experience. I know you have never stopped making sure our class stayed together and in touch as much as possible for all of these 50 years. We have all had long and varied lives, experiences and relationships since 1965. What we all shared in Richland I have come to know, was and is incredibly special. Not everyone, by a long shot, had the kind of environment and totality of really great kids and parents and even teachers during that time in our lives, as we did. What you guys did for all of us with this reunion in particular was exactly what was needed to make sure we never forget and never lose that sense of friendship and joy we all had in our own unique ways. So, thank you, Greg, and everyone on the committee. You are appreciated by us all, of that I am certain. -Rod BREWER ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Kent MADSEN ('65) David RIVERS ('65) Tony HARRAH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HOFF ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty O'NEIL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa BARBER ('78) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Kent MADSEN ('65) To: Rod BREWER ('65) Well said Rod, Richland was the BEST place in America to grow up. It was amazingly unique and special in so many ways. Many thanks to Gregor HANSON and a fantastic committee for putting on the reunion. Best regards, -Kent MADSEN ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: swooooooooooooooon Yes it is that time again... time for the ultimate Bomber-babe to celebrate another b-day... they sure do seem to come quickly these days... seems like just yesterday... Was great seeing her last weekend at the Spudnut Shop and the DI... I managed to oversleep Saturday so missed her for Spuddies on that day... I can't believe how well the black out drapes work at the DI... surprised I didn't just sleep right on thru the day... but I did manage to make it for all the portant stuff and did see her later in the day... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kathy HOFF ('64) on your special day, August 30, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tony HARRAH ('65) I'll just add my thanks to others' for the great job done by Gregor HANSON and the reunion committee for the class of '65. Rod BREWER's entry yesterday summed up my feelings as well - I expected to have fun, and I had way more than I ever expected. Rod was just one of the many folks with whom I didn't have enough time, and that's my only regret about the whole weekend. My head was on a swivel, and I felt like I was speed-dating, trying to catch up with so many people who I hadn't seen in so many years. Had a great time with that dynamic duo, Cathy MOUTON and Diane MURPHY, and was able to reconnect with many of my old Christ the King classmates as well, including Sharon KEIGHER, Kathy DICKEMAN, Kathy McINTOSH and Rob TURPING. Seeing Ray GOODNER and Steve HOSACK was also special, but it's hard to single out just a few from the many great encounters of the weekend. Hadn't spent a night in that location (Red Lion) since Chuck TRUJILLO worked at the old Desert Inn and used to sneak us in to the pool side cabanas, but thats another long story... -Tony HARRAH ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill YALE ~ Class of 1948 ~ 1930 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/31/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Colleen McDERMOTT and Pat CROOK ('58) David RIVERS ('65), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill LATTIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken WEBB ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna KIRZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane QUALHEIM ('71) 08/31/02 RIP - Shelley McCOY ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Colleen McDERMOTT Crook and Pat CROOK ('58) Re: William Ray HOYLE We are sad to report that Bill HOYLE passed away early in the morning of August 30th, in Mustang, OK, after a long battle with cancer and kidney problems. His wife Fran says there will be a memorial in 10 to 14 days at their local Mustang, OK church. Bill was an all-state football player and is a member of the Bomber Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a good Bomber and a stalwart member of the class of '58 and we will miss him. -Colleen McDERMOTT Crook and Pat CROOK ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Thought you'd enjoy this picture We miss you Shelley oh yes we do We miss you so much and love you too Cuz you're not with us we're blue Oh Shelley we miss you! Shelley McCOY ('63RIP)! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bob MEAKINS ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1937 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2015 ~ September, 2015