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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ October, 2015
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Annette VERELLEN ('56) Barbara SESLAR ('60) Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BISHOP ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis MAFFEI ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra ELLIOTT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MOSLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen FULCHER ('79) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) Re: '56 in '16 - 60 Year Reunion Hi, Class of '56 Can you believe we will be celebrating our 60 year reunion in 2016? We are planning to have our reunion the same weekend as Club 40, September 9th & 10th, 2016. We will have a separate get together for our class on Saturday afternoon at the Community House so we can catch up on the last five years. Please let us know if your address or e-mail address has changed in the last five years. -Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, October 3, 2015 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Ruth Ann BLANTON ('63-RIP) Ruth Ann BLANTON is listed as deceased on the 1963 class roster, (1945 to 1958). She was (for the record) born June 1, 1945, in Richland and passed away November 4th, 1960, also at Richland. By chance, if anyone with a 1958 or 1959 Chief Joe Warrior yearbook would check to see if Ruth Ann's photo is in there and to scan it for me I would appreciate it (;-) Ruth Ann lived in a "B" house at about 1304 - 1305 Stevens? -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Carol CARSON ('60) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay CONRAD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl KELLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth BENNETT ('73) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) For anyone who enjoys novels about the old west, you gotta read these! I just finished reading all 5 books written by B. J. "Bill" Scott ('64). They are: Trilogy - 1) "Angel of the Gold Rush", 2) "Angel's Daughter", and 3) "Legacy of Angels". Following those three are: "The Rail Queen" and (my favorite) "Light On A Distant Hill". I highly recommend these books. I couldn't put them down and was sad when each one ended. The books are available on both new and used. Just wanted to pass this information along. P.S.: Don't forget to RSVP for the Puget Sound Bomber luncheon at Scott's in Edmonds on Saturday, October 17. Details are on the Bomber calendar. Hope to see you there! (That means you, too, Tom VERELLEN ('60). -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynnwood, WA where it is Indian Summer today! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Ruth Ann BLANTON ('63-RIP) Ruth Ann was very pretty and had beautiful auburn hair as I recall. -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: 66 in '16 - 50-Year Class Reunion August 12-14, 2016 at the Richland Red Lion/Hanford House The 50-Year Class Reunion for the class of '66 will happen the weekend of August 12-13-14, 2016, at the Richland Red Lion/Hanford House. More information will be posted as plans progress. Registration forms will be emailed after the first of the year to those classmates who have provided their email addresses. For classmates without email addresses, the forms will be sent through the mail. I have created a reunion page at: You will find the current responses for attendance, a list of reunion committee members and a list of our current "Missing" classmates. If you are a member of the class of '66 and would like to respond about your attendance or if you are able to help locate any of our "Missing" classmates, please contact me. Thanks so much ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jill SOBOTKA Hillmer ~ Class of 1977 ~ 1959 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/3/15 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NO entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today : BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie RIGGINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly HILTY ('79) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria DAVIS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri CAWDREY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HUNTER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene STRAND ('76) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) I would like to say "thank-you" to some lovely ladies from the class of '63. Tami BOND Trudell, Linda MITCHELL Moore, Janice JOHNSON Chunn, Eva STEEL Lee, and Janice PIERCE Gunter came to visit Lincoln City this week and we had a nice lunch at Seafood Grill by the beach. Then they came by our store and got to see my adorable 4 month old grandson! Weather was good and it was a joy to visit with all of them. Safe journey home today!! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ here in sunny Lincoln City, OR where I just love the beach!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62) Donna NELSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BON DURANT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gina Williams ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Christy WEIGGANDS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi WARD ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) By golly! Another double play. That's right, boys and girls; it's a Bomber Babe twofer. What could be better, well, since this is a "G" rated paper... At any rate, I went to school with both of them, and through some fluke, I even graduated with them... don't remember having the same classes with them, but I did spend some time with one of them at the North Star Theater (we both worked there). Therefore, a double tip of the ol' propeller beanie and an extra loud "Happy Birthday!" shout for both Jan BON DURANT and Regina Williams (both '54) on this special day. Remember, girls, you've both just turned 21 so be responsible. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where last week's monsoon was a bust, but we're waiting for next weekend. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) My wife and I (and son) are finally fulfilling a retirement goal ? to see the autumn leaves in New England. We're spending a week at a resort in New Hampshire. We were expecting rainy weather, but it's been sunny with a few clouds, and it's comfortable outside during the day without a coat. Yesterday we drove to Portland, Maine, so my wife could have a real Maine lobster dinner on the waterfront. Today we took a scenic train ride. Our plane was almost two hours late leaving Phoenix Thursday. First, it was 50 minutes late arriving from Los Angeles. Then we sat on the runway approach for over an hour because the plane was too heavy to take off in the heat. We had fuel to get to Boston, hold at Boston if the weather was bad, fly to our alternate airport if we couldn't land, plus 45 minutes required by federal law. Finally they siphoned off the fuel to hold at Boston, but we still had to wait until the temperature dropped to 40 degrees C. We were supposed to arrive in Boston a little after 11pm, but didn't arrive until just before 1am. We dozed off at the airport until we had breakfast, then picked up our rental car at 9am. The drive to our resort accommodations in New Hampshire was easy, the only hairy part was getting out of Boston. It's been a warm autumn in the Northeast, so only a few trees have changed color, but it's still a sight to see. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ temporarily in Franconia, NH temperature was in the high 50s today, mostly sunny *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) To: Leoma COLES ('63) Leoma, I was in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay last week with my college roommates celebrating our 70th!! One has a timeshare at Wyndham. We watched many gray whales offshore from our patio while sampling many vodka flavors!!! We ate delicious food at Mo's and The Side Door and sat on the beach. Had I known you were there in a shop Leoma, I would have stopped to say hi. Had a great time looking in shops and such beautiful weather but I didn't find a Lincoln City glass ball... bought a glass ball ornament at Goodwill!! A clerk said 20 were put out on the weekend and we saw them for sale in shops for $40. Someday I will find one on the beach!!! -Donna NELSON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Helen CROSS ('62), Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary COLLINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey IRBY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PYLE ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: NE and Fall colors I have long wished I could be in the NE to see the beautiful colors of the maples in the NE. My long time friend (as I'm still reticent about calling ourselves 'old') lived and grew up in the NE and witnessed those wonderful Autumns although he tells me that they were short lived. So I thoroughly enjoy the spectrum of Autumn colors of the sweet gum trees that line so much of the streets of our Northwest cities which often last a month or longer. Right now we live and among and around the corridors of sweet gum trees with the rustic reds, yellows and vivid greens all on the same tree that line the streets. I have taken numerous pictures but capturing what the eye sees and experiences is often more difficult than I originally thought, so now the memory has to do. In any case, David, I wish you and your family many wonderful memories of the Fall in the Northeast. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers It is time again for our monthly lunch for all Bombers and friends, spouses, or tag-alongs. We meet the second Saturday of each month in West Richland about noon at J.D. Diner on Van Giesen (the second driveway on the right after you cross the bridge). Please come to share tales about your summer activities or your plans for the fall and holidays upcoming. WHEN: Saturday, October 10th, 2015 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) I have been in NEW England several times over the years, including a 2 week driving vacation there in 1970 when we had a lobster dinner in this recommended place (can't remember the name of the little town, but it overlooked the water in Maine, and I think it cost us $6.00 a piece for that great dinner I still remember. It was a drugstore recommended by some friends who had lived there when he was in the Navy... doubt there are many drugstore diners left; Densow's Drug had one when I first worked there in high school!! I hope to make it to see the leaves in New England in fall color one year too!!!! A girlfriend is coming back here next week, and I am hoping for some fall color here as we go to Abraham Lincoln's birthplace and homestead in Kentucky, and the Falls of the Ohio on the Ohio Eiver where Lewis and Clark began their epic journey!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we had a beautiful sunny cooler day yesterday for the Alzheimer's Walk! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Donna NELSON ('63) About your note of being at the Oregon coast... I live just around the corner from the side door cafe! Sorry I missed seeing you... next time be sure to stop by! Amazing how many alumni come this way. -=Leoma COLES ('63) ~ here in sunny Lincoln City, OR today!! Beautiful out. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 October Lunch WHEN: Friday, October 9th, 2015 TIME: 12:00 - 2pm WHERE: Bonefish Grill, 133 Gage Blvd, Richland Another month has flown by, and it's time for the Ladies of '65 to get together for Lunch. Ladies... mark your calendar and plan to join us this Friday to get together with your friends/classmates and share what's happened since we met last month! If you have any pictures you took at our 50 Year Reunion in August, please bring them with you! If you have any questions, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: mad mom At seven years old the worst was announced by the use of my full name when my mother called me... DAVID JOSEPH RIVERS meant immanent death... or worse... anyone else remember that? Funny thing is, I never... never heard the b-day Bomber's mom call him by anything less than his entire name plus a suffix! No matter how mad my mom got did she ever add II to my name... either this kid was always in really big trouble or his mom just liked the sound of his full and complete name... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Harvey Hershel IRBY, Jr. on your special day, October 6, 2015!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Wayne MYERS ('62) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cristy CONE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joni GONZALES ('89) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Normally I would be trying to think of something humorous, but not on this occasion. It wasn't too long ago that we learned of this Bomber's passing. I can't lay any claim to great friendship with him; but we were fellow classmates and we knew each other. We might have even had a class or two together. A ceremonial tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday" salute is for Bob MEAKINS ('54-RIP). "May the wind always be at your back; the road rise softly to meet your feet and may you be in heaven a half-hour before the devil knows you're dead." -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are awaiting the weekend monsoon. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) Re: New England Fall Foliage Fun Lyndy WHEELER Myers ('62) & I lived at Loring Air Force base in northern Maine from '81-'85 while I was an Air Force pilot. One of my last flights was in a small jet trainer. At the peak of leaf color the instructor and I soared, rolled, zoomed, and dived over the forests and potato fields of northern Maine. Imagine a panoramic, upside down view of hundreds of square miles of the world's most beautiful hardwood forests in full fall fire, then diving past the flaming tree tops into a potato field, then pulling Gs to clear the brilliant orange-red, yellow wall at the other end. Only a few, flashing moments, but better than a couple of hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a New England scenic highway. -Wayne MYERS ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Had to laugh when I read David RIVERS' ('65) entry about being called by his "full name". My mom did the same thing and always knew I was in BIG trouble when she'd yell, "LINDA LOU REINING". I knew I better come, running. *grin* I'm sure we all had the same experience... got to know a lot of middle names of my friends, when I'd hear their moms yell. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ weather is getting cooler in Kuna, ID and I'm loving it... am keeping fingers crossed that we get another White Christmas, this year. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Earl SKOW ~ Class of 1950 ~ 1932 - 2012 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHERWOOD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted DAVENPORT ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Wayne MYERS ('62) Sounds like you had a wild and wacky view of some fantastic Fall color; if I ever work that trip into my schedule, I think I'll try the train. Speaking of fantastic Fall color, my husband (nab) had a flight over Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, in late September, 1977, when he and a group of guys were flown in for a fishing trip, and he was flown back out quickly, as our first son was born early. He has beautiful pictures of the Fall colors there. That was 38 years ago, and I still haven't got up to see that park in any season... another place I'd like to see. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are having beautiful cooler fall days, with very little fall color except in the mums we all bought! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Fred SUCKOW ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1937 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers today: David RIVERS ('65) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill MEINKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug MARTIN ('80) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: summer OK I guess October isn't zackly like summer... but I gotta tell ya, I am not ready for any cold weather (even if the rest of the country thinks it's not cold)... anything but t-shirts and shorts are unacceptable as far as I'm concerned... the last week has been about as wintry as I want it... brrrrrrrrrrr... hope it stays warm just a little while longer... oh you know till maybe April! Well it should still be warm today for a little while so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vicki SMITH ('63) and Chuck GARDINER ('63-RIP) on your special day, October 9, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: That's my story and I'm stickin' to it -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 74 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Helen CROSS ('62), Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MURPHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette HABERMAN ('73) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Having a minor problem or a half with Hotmail, so I am using an alias (what else is knew?) There is a good reason for this missive. Back in the day, this Bomber, along with fellow alum Dick Zilar ('54-RIP) could belt out a mean version of "Lady of Spain" on the stomach Steinway (both of them). Last time I talked with him, he still played, which is good. Just wondered if, when he sat down at a piano, he leaned to one side in order to play (it's an accordion joke). Needless to say, the basic reason for all this is that we are celebrating a Bomber birthday today if a guy I went to school with. Having said all that, I now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Larry MURPHY ('54) and wish him many more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, if the weather guessers are right, we are in the midst of an other monsoon. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Another loss.. So sad to let classmates know that Walt WENDLAND ('55), husband of Ginny WEYERTS Wendland ('54) passed away October 8th at home. Walt's service will be next Friday, October 16, at 1:00 PM. Walt's daughter said the service is at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Thayer Blvd. in Richland for those of you who can attend. His obituary will be in TC Herald next week Condolences and love to all of the family!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco enjoying the sun and 70s weather *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Today I would be calling Carol RICE ('62-RIP) and wishing her a happy 71st, as she is/was a few months younger than I. This is your first birthday with you in Heaven, Carol. Trust you are happy and pain-free from cancer with our Father. with sadness at my loss, but happiness at your gain, Carol. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it keeps getting cooler, no frost yet, but each day a few more leaves are turning fall colors... *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: the little 3 year old girl in the video I loved the video just as much seeing it in the Sandstorm as I did on FaceBook. She got caught. Smart little thing. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Suppose to get more rain this weekend here in Kennewick. Loving the Autumn ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/15 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and 1 Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George VALDEZ ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson SAUNDERS ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Chuck DERANLEAU ~ Class of 1965 ~ 1947 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/15 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and 1 Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLANCY ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane ZELLEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen REINIG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric SCHMIDHEISER ('81) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Joan CAMPBELL Hinkle ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1938 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Carol CARSON ('60) Jack GARDINER ('61), Helen CROSS ('62) Leoma COLES ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles RAEDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David EDGAR ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie ALEXANDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry GILSTRAP ('83) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Gollee! (as the Junior Gyrene's fave Marine would say) 2 whole days of "NOT"s! How can this happen? Does no one have anything to say? Well, I can come up with a Bomber birthday for a guy I went to school with, and, yes we graduated in the same class. Didn't know him too well back then. That doesn't really matter now, does it? At least I can tip the ol' propeller beanie and shout "Happy Birthday!" to Charles RAEDER ('54). Those of you who are so inclined may now blow your horns or ring your bells on this occasion. It all counts. On a sadder note, I am sorry to hear of the loss of Walt WENDLAND ('55-RIP); and my condolences go to Ginny WEYERTS Wendland ('54) and the rest of their family. As for the problem with either the computer and/or hotmail; Firefox came to the rescue for now. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the week end monsoons have passed and we are awaiting next weekend's version *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Puget Sound Bomber lunch reminder Last chance to RSVP for the fabulous Puget Sound Bomber luncheon. WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015 TIME: 11:30am WHERE: Scott's Bar & Grill, 8115 Lake Ballinger Way, Edmonds, WA (30 minutes north of Seattle) HOSTS Steve CARSON ('58) and Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) Re: Movies I would like too recommend a movie if I may. This past weekend I watched "Martian"....It just might renew your faith in humanity. -Jack GARDINER ('61) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I am on a short road trip with my friend from California(nab); we visited Locust Grove in Louisville, site pertaining to George Rodgers Clark, of the Wm. Clark family; who with M. lewis explored the West in 1803 - 1806, yes, the one with Sacajawea we all knew about. Remember Lewis and Clark? Then we went on to Lincoln's birth place, and will see more Lincoln and Lewis and Clark sites tomorrow, as in the Falls of the Ohio where the expedition really began. Jill is a former 5th grade teacher and she loves seeing all this, as do I. Wish my grandchildren were closer so I could take them on these trips... then home to Hope, IN and on to a PEO convention in Indianapolis. Then next week on to Reno and Washington State... and finally my grandchildren!! Happy Birthday to Shirley SHERWOOD [on 10/12], a fellow member of the great class of 1962!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ on the road to Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Diane ZELLEY ('63) Saw it was your birthday, and wanted to wish you belated Happy birthday! Would love to hear from you... take care! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ a sunny day in Lincoln City, OR :-) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: October Halloween is on its way... man when we were kids holidays took forever to get here... now the days just fly by way too quickly. I remember the last time I went trick or treating. Musta been in 6th grade... we all had car coats on like the ones the Pharaohs wore in American Graffiti... not sure I've ever owned an uglier coat... they were cut kinda long so they hit you mid thigh... but everyone had them at the time so... all we did was pull them up over our faces and say trick or treat... most people were ok but several suggested we were past our trick or treat prime... ah the joys of being a kid... and now we gotta Bomber-babe celebrating the joys of our uhhhhhh... well more but only slightly more mature kiddom... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Julie ALEXANDER ('65) on your special day, October 13, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dennis LAYBOURN ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/15 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have one birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen HASKINS ('72) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGRATH ('64wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl EVANS ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla BIERLEIN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today or 10/16 Rob FRENCH ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) All right, people! Enough is enough! Start making entries, or I'll have to concoct some wild tale of past follibles and etc. But enough of that, let's move to something more important. Now I know I went to school with this guy and we were sort of buds. We used to hang out at the Fission Chips joint harassing Jerry SWAIN ('54) and helping to peel shrimp. What a life! Needless to say, he, like Jerry, tootled the clarinet in the band. Think he still has some of the band arrangements in his clarinet case (just in case). And now, the ceremonial tipping of the ol' propeller beanie and shouting "Happy Birthday!" to Jerry PURKHISER ('54). Have many more, my friend. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is supposed to be warm for a day or two then rain on the weekend. Such is life on the "wet" side. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: 55th Wedding Anniversary October 15, 2015 is our 55th wedding anniversary. It seems like yesterday that I married the love of my life, my best friend, Marj QUALHEIM ('60). The big 60th is on our bucket list. Happy Anniversary!! Love you, Marj!! -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: James JOHNSON ('60), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Tom HEMPHILL ('62), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry PURKHISER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith PORTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila ZANGAR ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire REDISKE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck FELDER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BELLISTON ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erica THOMAS ('97) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: James JOHNSON ('60) Re: 50th Anniversary Road Trip Larry BOWLS ('64) and Donna YOUNG Bowls ('64) I wanted to give a shout out to my long time friends, the Bowls. On their 50th anniversary road trip they stopped here in Marietta, Georgia to visit me. It was a tremendous cheerful boost as I am in my second year of chemo. Thank you both for taking time out of your trip to stop in. -James JOHNSON ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Probable Spam I am getting e-mails from Derrith PERSONS Dean's ('60-RIP) e-mail address. My firewall is routing them to spam. I presume someone has her computer or is skillful enough to make it look that way. I will not be opening any of these. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Retirement fun 25 years ago I began talking with some dive buddies, a few older than me, and we were discussing what to do with all of the old dive gear we were accumulating as we got new stuff. The old equipment still worked, but we wanted new stuff. Then five years ago at a 50th birthday celebration in Portland for the National Association of Underwater Instructors that I organized for the Northwest members, we held an auction to generate funds to create an organization to preserve our Northwest Diving History. In February, 2012, we registered the Northwest Diving History Association as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit membership association. We've held meetings each Spring and Fall, and this year our Fall meeting expanded to a two-day event with several great presentations on diving history, a sea story telling event and a diving adventure of a lifetime for six members on Sunday. Enjoy the e-magazine. NW Diving History Assoc. Wraps Uup-Weekend Conference -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hava happy Sometimes I think this B-day Bomber should be called "Travlin' man" cept unlike Ricky, he only has one girl in port and she's pretty much with him in his you need to listen carefully when he introduces his better half or you'll think he's refusing to answer...and...If you asked a question expecting a short ain't gonna happen...but when he's finished your question will be fully and completely answered! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dave HANTHORN ('63) on your special day, October 16, 2015!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Hanthorn -- sweet young thang that he is -- must be turning 70 today! Happy Birthday, old friend. -Maren] -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Larry BOWLS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CRAWFORD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe BOMBINO ('75) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Re: Birthday Wishes Thanks to our Sandstorm "birthday greeter" (and email and FB friend) David RIVERS ('65) for the great HBD wishes. And thanks to long-time friend (she'd kill me if I said "old friend" LOL) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) of the infamous Perkins Avenue gang for chimin' in with her own greetings. Like DR would say, it's great to be a kid from Richland, with so many friends old and new from the ol' hometown. -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ from sunny and warm Mercer Island where we are having a bit of an "Indian Summer" before the inevitable rain sets in. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry BOWLS ('64) Re: Jim JOHNSON ('60) Shout Out Jim, it was a great visit and I am so glad Donna and I could come by and catch up on stuff and recall so many memories. Your son, Jack, is one fine young man and it was a pleasure to meet and chat with him as well. We have your back covered with our prayers for healing and recovery soon. Lets do this again, but sooner next time. Thank you, my good friend! -Larry BOWLS ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob HINKLE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly GAINES-FRANKLIN ('84) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) To: David HANTHORN ('63) and Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) I saw your entry where you said you lived on Perkins. So did I as a kid. I can't say I remember you because I was one year older than you, but you may remember my little sister, Susan, who also graduated in 1963. [I'm sure Dave remembers Susan -- as do I!! -Maren] We lived at 1312 Perkins in a "B" House. The Cramners lived on the other side. The kids were Jim, Kathy ('62), and Mary. Their mother was Irene and I don't remember their Dad's name. We had so much fun when we lived there. We used to be outside in the summertime until the street lights came on; then we had to be inside. There were so many kids in the neighborhood and behind the house, across the alley from us. Don't ask me what years we lived there; I don't want to figure it out. But I know that mid-way through the fourth grade (for me) we moved to Wilson St. and switched to Jason Lee. Those were really fun days. We probably moved because my older sister, Sharon ('59), was a prima donna and she wouldn't have wanted to walk so far to get to Chief Jo (haha). -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: something to remember Now I know I can go on and on and some of you may think I sound like somebody's Mom now and then... so Hell turn me off and scroll down now if ya wanna... I can really enjoy Face Book... and as some know I can get on my soap box just like many others... my qualifications for answers are about as good as anyone's... I got none but shore gotta lotta questions... one thing I love to do is go on Rock 'n' Roll rampages... been on a couple this last week... I know, Q ('62), some of the stuff I like is a bit slow for your taste, but Betty Lou ('62) does have a new pair a kicks... Now I was borned in '46 so that makes me in the vanguard of the Baby- boomer generation... today's Bomber b-day Babe grageated in '68 so, perhaps that puts her in the Vanguard of the "Woodstock" generation... some of you may have been there in '69... others may have seen the "film at 11" or the movie... I have a t-shirt that says: "the only Woodstock I remember is an M-14" (wouldn't a werked with a swell Mattel M-16)... but there are words spoken by Chip Monck (NAB) that ring true to this day... during this heated campaign season, let's try and remember that we are the Bombers Mighty Mighty Bombers each and everyone of us and no matter how right we KNOW we are and no matter mow much we KNOW the other "side" is wrong... we are one... one in many ways... When I think I got an answer or two and you are just dumber than dirt I try and remember: "It's a free concert from now on. That doesn't mean that anything goes... The one major thing you have to remember... is that the man (woman) next to you is your brother (sister) and you'd damn well better treat each other that way because if you don't, then we blow this whole thing, but we've got it right there." That said, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) on your special day, October 18, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Donna BOWERS ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Susan SHEPARD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly MONTGOMERY ('87) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 Am interested in some feedback from you Club 40 members about a couple things... or maybe more!! What do you think about our September party being one day instead of two? If so, which day, Friday or Saturday? Or midweek? A different day could be set aside for each class that is celebrating their 50 year, 60 year, etc. to do their own thing. Do you think another month, i.e. June or July or even May would be a better time to have this party? Would you like to have entertainment, such as, comedy show, talent show, etc. Your ideas???? What kind of meal would you like to see if it were only one day that Club 40 got together? Think about all of this and please, please, e-mail me your ideas. I want to discuss this with our Board this coming Saturday at our Fall meeting. Who would be interested in being on a committee to research the subject we have been discussing about Club 40 building a building on the property next to Richland High? Jim QUALHEIM ('70) has the ideas and has been in touch with the right people. It would be done by the Club 40 Alumni of Col-Hi and Richland High!! If you think Club 40 needs some changes or if you like things the way they are... we need to know. I want your input and ideas. This Club belongs to you Alumni members and I want you to enjoy what you are doing. THANKS!!! We are in need of a Publicity Chairman. Someone to get the news out in the Herald and any publicity to help the Club 40 grow. Also, we need a person to serve as an accountant to file the non- profit status taxes and keep records of our banking. Bob BOWLS ('61) is no longer able to do this. PLEASE!!!! ALSO... be thinking about what position you want to serve on the Board!! President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer??? We always need to see new people to run for these positions!!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: Perkins Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62), thanks for reminding me your family lived on Perkins, too. Down in the 1320 block from you lived the 4 Freemans (Sandy/Marilyn/Daralyn/Mike), 4 Moores (Perry/John/ Betty/Bill), the Winsors (Harry/Ruth/Anne), 3 Bowers (Clif/me/ Dale), the Klutes (Terry/older brother,Fred), 3Bennets, 2 Flemings (Bev/Mike) and (at first) the Uptons (Renie/Brad/Brian), which later became the 3 Lansings (Dean/Craig/Rosalie when the Uptons moved, and Bonnie Barton... and that was only 1/2 a block of the 1300s (there were also more younger families, but these are the ones who were about my age). When I think of adding the 1200 block of Perkins, let alone your end of the block, that is ONE BIG bunch of kids. We played hide and seek and red rover out in the street at night and soccer, kickball, and baseball in the vacant lot behind our house. We built gigantic tents out of blankets and had lemonade stands... we all headed to the big pool on Summer afternoons and just about everyone went to church on Sunday dressed in their Sunday best. We were outside constantly. The older we got, the further we roamed. Since I played mainly with boys on my block until I was in Jr. High, I gravitated to another 1300 block of girls and played w/Marilyn SWAN, Dee BECKER, Leslie HUTCHINSON, Diane DVORAK and met the McMurtrie boys. The 4 Butlers lived just around the corner on Thayer (Jay/Anne/ Jill/and little sister Susan???) before they moved. Just sayin'... This was the happiest of times, leaving me with awesome memories and a great, grounding in family. Thanks guys... you are all still my favorite people/family! -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ living in the Midwest but loving my PNW roots the most. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) My youngest daughter is a teacher... she shared a picture on FB of a little boy playing with a replica of a car and he was working on the engine... the caption says, "this play set teaches kids how to care of a real car"... what a neat idea... have always said/ believed that in high school all girls should be required to take a year of auto mechanics and boys should be required to take a year of Home-Ec... I always wished that I could have taken auto shop and wood shop, when I was in high school, but it was never offered to girls back then. My oldest daughter took both wood shop and auto mechanics, her senior year in high school ('85)... she was the only girl in her class... she drove an old '73 Datsun... knew the "ins and outs" of that thing, backwards and forwards. Can't say the same for my youngest daughter... she was too much a "girly-girl" and had NO intention of getting grease under her fingernails. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ weather in Kuna, ID is beginning to show signs of Fall and am loving it... leaves are changing colors, mornings are crisp and cool, days are warm, and nights are chilly. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Susan SHEPARD ('67) Re: '67 in '17 - 50 Year Reunion OK, class of '65: Let the class of '67 in on your secret for a successful reunion! After Rod, Tony, and David's raves, we need to know how to make ours special, fun, and interesting. New venue ideas anyone? -Susan SHEPARD ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Dicky FORD ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial from 2010 today: Carol CARSON ('60) David RIVERS ('65) Nancy MOORE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BAIRD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo WEBB ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred BREEDLOVE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HERTZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron POLK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg LAWSON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue OBERG ('79) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: Puget Sound Bomber Luncheon - 10/17/15 We had a great Puget Sound Bomber lunch at Scott's in Edmonds on Saturday [10/17/15]. Great visiting with everyone and catching up. In attendance were: Alice HANTHORN Johnson ('59) Dave HANTHORN ('63) Mike BRADY ('61) Jim RUSSELL ('58) Alina Rossano, aka Louise WELLS ('64) Jim HAMILTON ('63) Nancy WICK Hamilton ('65) Rosann BENEDICT ('63) Steve CARSON ('58) Mary Margaret KREMER Farra ('58) Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) We all agreed that quarterly luncheons were a good idea. Watch for posting of the next one! -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ Lynnwood, WA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: letters we got letters we got lots and lotsa letters Pop quiz: On the Ed Sullivan show, who said "Conway Twitty is the name of a singaah?!" This guy was banned from TV for years for flipping Ed the bird on live TV when Ed gave him the signal to shorten his act... and speaking of pop quizzes... yes, Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) we remember your "little" sister ('63) as if I will ever lose the memory of her in those cut offs and that sweatshirt in the '63 yearbook!!!!!!! Did you know that just a couple of years ago the b-day Bomber could see 4 of everything if he didn't wear his glasses? His locker was right next to our own W sister #2 and his favorite class was Auto shop. Well at least that was the one class he attended... the first record he ever bought was "Only Make Believe" by the singaah referred to in the quiz above... you want reservations for breakfast for 50 in Tumwater? This guy can make them for you! Need a bathroom floor replaced? This guy's the guy... the only thing he refuses to do is cut Ms W's lawn... can't figure that one out... oh well... time ta say HAPPY 71st BIRTHDAY, Leo WEBB ('63) on your special day, October 20, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Nancy MOORE ('70) Re: Bob Bejarano Passed Away The Vegas Bombers are sad to report that Bob Bejarano passed away on October 15, 2015. Although Bob was not a Bomber, his wife was, Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55-RIP), and they were instrumental in starting the Vegas Bombers' luncheons. Lenora passed away in 2014. Bob loved Richland and the Bombers and visited Seattle and Richland this past summer with his son Chuck (attached is the last photo of Bob on this trip). Bob and Lenora were great friends and we are going to miss them. If it hadn't been for the Bomber Luncheons, I would never have known this great couple. As Lenora would say... Bomber hugs........ -Nancy MOORE ('70)*************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Brenda SCHNAIBLE Stone ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Helen CROSS ('62), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Linda Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra WITHERUP ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie FOSTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy FOSTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle LAUGHERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny ANGUIANO ('98) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Nancy MOORE ('70) Thank you so much for posting about Bob Bejarano's passing. I grew up next door to Lenore ('55), Tommy ('56), and Howard ('59) HUGHES in the ranch houses, and can remember Bob and Lenore dating. And then their moving south as did their very nice parents (always Mr. and Mrs. Hughes to me, I believe my parents called them Fred and Ruth). Such a nice family, I'm sorry our paths had not crossed again, except the Sandstorm online has brought us together again these past few years, and we have Maren ('63 & '64, do I have the years right, Maren?; all I know for sure is that your brother, Tim, and I are from '62.) Thank you again for writing in to let us know about Bob's passing. My condolences to Lenore's brother, Tom, and to Lenore and Bob's children (but we know they are both with our Lord now). -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ With hope to see my brother, Roy CROSS ('65), as we are in Salt Lake City after missing our plane connection last night... the weather is nice here, I would send a photo of Warren and me outside our hotel if I knew how to add it to this?! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David RIVERS ('65) The answer to our Sandstorm Barrister's ('65) Pop quiz is Jackie Mason. I always got a kick out of Jackie Mason's act and was watching Ed Sullivan's "really big shoe" that night. Next day heard on news "If you think it looked like Ed Sullivan was mad at Jackie Mason after his act, you're right." I didn't think so, but never saw or heard of Jackie Mason again until about maybe 25-30 years ago when some TV show played a clip from his act and an explanation. Apparently the show was going to be cut into for a speech by LBJ and Sullivan was holding up fingers indicating how much time he had left. Mason did not know this but incorporated in into his act about Sullivan giving him finger signals. From Ed Sullivan's position, he thought Mason was flipping him the bird. Mason sued Sullivan for libel and won, but he still never again did much on TV. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ I also saw Elvis and the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, but one act Sullivan seemed to love, and I couldn't stand, was Topo Gigo. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Bomber tears on the passing of Bob Bejarano (NAB)... I met Bob and his wife, Lenora HUGHES Bejarano ('55-RIP) at a Bomber luncheon in Las Vegas... never knew either of them till then... drove from Bakersfield, CA at the time to attend the luncheon - 5 hour drive -to meet a group of people I had never met before but had the "Bomber connection" with. we became "fast friends" and they even drove to Bakersfield to attend one of the Bomber luncheons. We would also get together, once a year, when the bowling league I was on would go to Las Vegas for "sweeps"... Bob and Lenora would come to the casino, watch us bowl, then we'd have dinner and spend the rest of the evening at "the slots". -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: woo hoo twins So if yer familiar with Chuck Berry's music, he sings about "souped up Jitney's" and for years I have tried to find out what such a beast might be... he uses it in C'est la vie and in "You can't catch me"... now the latter is the source of John Lennon's "here comes old flat-top... "... so one day I asked on face book and a Rat Fink buddy of mine, Moldy Marvin came up with the answer... he says it is a taxi cab... geeez I'd never have guessed... Moldy is quite a guy and I really enjoy him... for you Ed Big Daddy Roth fans, Jeff (Moldy) found the Ex Caliber mold Ed used to build the car and turned it over to Jimmy C, who was able to make new molds of the car and sell a few... (Ed also called the car the Outlaw)... Jimmy then turned the original mold over to Robert and Suzanne Williams... by the way, if you are a "low brow art" fan, Bob is known as the King of Low Brow art... (Suzanne is way talented herself... she used to make all their Christmas cards... ) anyway they now have the mold in their garage... wow don'tcha learn neato stuff in Sandstorm... no wonder so many people just scroll past when they see my name... so where was I... oh yes... today is twins day... now for you kids who think I am that stuuuuuuupud to think these girls are really twins ya gotta 'nuther think comin'!... Oh and for the record... how come nobody ever told my dad about Perkins? From what I'm reading in the ol' SS, Perkins may have been Bomber-babe haven... not that I'm complainin'... I mean livin' across from the Parker Babes ('60; '63; '65) was just peachy with me... but a short stint on Perkins might have been rather cool too... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Connie and Lucy FOSTER ('63; '65) on your special day, October 21, 2015!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Greg OLSEN ~ Class of 1970 ~ 1952 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/15 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ for the 5th time this month... NO entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and 1 Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GROUELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha SAUCIER ('77) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Debbey ANDRESS Faris-Zyph ~ Class of 1973 ~ 1955 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Leoma COLES ('63) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie RICHMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ECKERT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark O'TOOLE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'NEIL ('76) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren ('63 & '64) once asked me if I thought my pleas to the readership about submitting entries on a daily basis was doing any good. I'm beginning to doubt it. True we get the occasional ramblings from "Tooter" ('65); periodically we hear from the "wilds" ('62) of central Indiana and, now and then from the Oregon coast. Lest I forget, Jimbeaux ('63) sometimes adds a note. But it not like some of the "feuds" between classes or Junior High Schools (middle schools I guess we'd have to call them now). So, come on, submit a thought or two. It's not all that taxing, just look above to see how hard it isn't. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it was pointed out that there are still plenty leaves on the old walnut tree. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Thanks for all the birthday wishes I got on facebook, especially from my Richland Bomber friends! It's been a great year with hopes for another good year coming up in 2016!!... heading to Tillamook, OR tomorrow and seaside on Saturday with family to celebrate my birthday. What could be better than a loving family!? Take care all, -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR where it's a sunny, beautiful day today! :-) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) GEEZ, can't believe we have had 5 days, this month, with NO entries for the Sandstorm... doesn't seem "right", that with all the alumni we have, nobody had anything to say. I don't write in that often, cause most of my memories have already been discussed, so just seems like a "repeat" to write in. Winter is fast approaching and soon kids will be outside, sledding and playing in the snow... reminds me of when we'd all get together and go sledding down Carmichael Hill... we never worried about "brakes"... just used the fence at the bottom to stop us. We were "too cool" to wear snowsuits... we'd just wear jeans, sweatshirts, gloves/mittens and scarves or hats, take our "saucers" and sleds and "sled" till we were soaking wet, then end up at someone's house for hot cocoa... was more fun to "sled" at night... usually ended up knocking someone down, too, since we had no lights, but that was half the fun. I am doing great, after having my left hip replaced the end of July... am hoping to be able to play in the snow this year since I'll be 100% better than I was last year. This is the first time in over 5 years that I haven't had to walk with the aid of canes and/or a walker... can't tell you how good that feels. I get the right hip, replaced in January... to celebrate both of my "new" hips, our family plans on going white water rafting, this Summer... this part of Idaho has a lot of rafting trips... it is part of my "bucket list", along with swimming with the dolphins and going up in a hot air balloon. Not sure if I will accomplish swimming with the dolphins, but they have hot air balloon rides here in this part of Idaho, so that is a definite possibility. I am also "coming up" on my 6th year of being cancer free... will celebrate that milestone, too... just haven't figured out how or what. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Beaver Memorial today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Curt DONAHUE ('53) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Bill SCOTT ('64) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Jo MILES ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David HOKANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve RECTOR ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy NACKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul CHARETTE ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Available: Richland history info I'm clearing out my library, and have several booklets, books, programs that are available, free; however, if postage gets too high I could use some help. "Tri-Cities The Mid-Columbia Hub" 1990 hardbound book "Hanford and the Bomb" SL Sanger, 1989 "As the Valley Was" 1968, Yakima Fed. Sav. & Loan "Alive" Richland and the Hanford Project "Great Memories" 50th Anniversary Hanford "Welcome Hanf. 50th Anniversary dinner" program "Richland from 1943 to 1968" "Hanford Project News, May 31, 1968 No. 11" "Profile" PNNL/Battelle - 25 years of science" July-Aug'90 "Bomber Mania" 1953-1980 history -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Green Valley, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Remembrances My wife and I attended a performance of Riverdance the night before last. It was spectacular! It reminded me of other performances I have seen and some in which I participated. One was when I had the comedy lead "Good News", the first ever musical staged at Columbia High in 1953. I also had the comedy lead in a Richland Light Opera (now the Richland Players) production of "The Vagabond King." I remember singing with an all-boy choir prior to my voice changing. Memories, too, of the many opportunities I had in those years back then to sing for Atomic Frontier Days, in contests at the Elks Club and the Liberty Theater in Pasco. Also the many assemblies we had at Col-Hi. I'm sure many others can provide long lists of participation in many events as well. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Looking forward to today's Club 40 Board meeting. Have high hopes that more Alumni will step forward and represent their class. We will be covering a lot of possible changes... discussion only for the moment... so we need everyone who is interested in keeping Club 40 alive, to step forward!! There is much excitement about the possibility of Club 40 spearheading a building project that we could call "Richland High Alumni Event Center', and will get more information on that today, too. Not too many commented or desires on my last Sandstorm article, and that is a shame. I had hoped of the 600+ members, I would hear from more than 6!!! Well, we shall see!! Go BOMBERS!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is really coooool!! Good football weather!!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Lack of Sandstorm entries Don't know if this month's dearth of entries in the Sandstorm is a temporary thing (hope so), but given the history of entries, I can see the Alumni Sandstorm eventually fading away. Seems like nearly all the entries have historically been from the classes of the fifties and sixties, with the occasional one from someone in the '70s. These modern kids don't seem interested. Too busy on Twitter, I guess (whatever that is) and facebook. For them, email is so yesterday. Someday (far down the road, I hope) when Maren goes to her well-deserved Golden Reward, will there be anyone to pick up the mantle? As us boomers thin out and go to our own reward, I'm not optimistic. Too bad, it's been fun, and probably quite unique among high school alumni. Bill Scott (writing as B J Scott) Winner, 2011 WILLA Literary Awards Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards Finalist, 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist, 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Angel of the Gold Rush Angel's Daughter Legacy of Angels Light On A Distant Hill The Rail Queen See profiles and excerpts of all these books and read Bill's blog at "The great tragedy of life is that most people are buried with their best music still inside them." -Bill SCOTT ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Linda Reining ('64) Re: Hip replacement and sleding I'm very happy that you are doing so well with the new hip! More and more of our classmates are getting new hardware of late, whether hips or knees. How are you doing walking without the help of a cane? I would think perhaps you had to get your balance back without any of the aids. That would be rather scary right at first. Take care and continue to be careful until fully recovered. You're going to feel TOTALLY like a NEW person when you get your other hip replaced. You'll want to dance the night away at our next class reunion :) I'm as much to blame as the next guy when it comes to not writing into the Sandstorm that often. I really hope this isn't the beginning of the end as we would all really miss reading the Sandstorm if we didn't have it any longer. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) It's definitely Autumn here in Kennewick now *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jo MILES ('64) Re: October The month of October causes me to remember fondly driving to high school with a shotgun in the trunk and a half box of shells rolling around on the floor of the back seat while anticipating an afternoon pheasant hunt after class. Some of the other guys had already been jump shooting ducks off drainage ditches before school. If a teacher came out to the parking lot looking for a gun, he usually was interested in buying a similar make and model. One September 1st as a teenager (on a day there was no school) I rode my bicycle north of the city limits with a shotgun balanced on the handlebars looking for a good place to hunt doves. Most motorists smiled and waved as they drove by. Not a hostile thought in the air. -Jo MILES ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ramblings from Tooter So what do you get when you take a Caddy guy... add an ever-ready Bomber shirt and shorts... mix in a whole buncha Rock 'n' roll and add the biggest grin around? The Bomber b-day Dude! If I had his collection... I'd be Norm N. Nite or the Real Don Steele (uhhhhh make that Machine Gun Kelly I think he's still alive)... I guess I could be Cuzin Brucie, but he talks too much... way too much... If ya wanna know anything about the Fabulous Wailers he's "da man"... oh and speaking of "men"... the last sit-com I watched would either be Welcome Back Kotter or All in the Family... I know they are very popular but I just don't care for them... I have heard however that many of them make American men look VERY stupid while their wives and kids are all brilliant... that's only what I've heard... anyway... the Rooster pill people have taken to putting on ads where a lovely lass flits around asking men if they can "keep it up"... they seem very concerned with our ability to do so, tho I have never met any one of these women... I think they show such concern pretty much only because it is there job since no one I know will likely ever meet them and have the opportunity to show for certain whether they can or can't... are we, American men, really supposed to run out and buy these pills just because we just "might" meet one of these ladies???????????? Inquiring minds wanna know... oh hell... I wanna know... well sorry to put that in the middle of this b-day greeting but they are recruiting more and more ladies to appear on these ads... I think they wanna make sure they have sufficient appeal... Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on your special day, October 24, 2015! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) P.S. Pitts: since I am not sure of your fav (I'm sure you've told me... arrrrrrrrgh) I'll add mine! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Beaver Memorial >>Mary Lou CRAWFORD Adams ~ Class of 1945 ~ 1927 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Rex HUNT ('53wb) Helen CROSS ('62), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara FRANCO ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Enjoy My listing [yesterday] of available Richland history items was very well received. Only wish I could have accommodated everyone. Perhaps other Bombers are redistributing their holdings. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53wb) Well I wore a Zio-patch for two weeks... no idea what it came up with, but Monday I go in for a nuclear heart stress test... too beat up to do a treadmill. Then Wednesday I get my very own pace- maker... and its not even Christmas. When the wife was here she raised my heart beat. Next I guess they will be booting me in the butt to get the pace- maker started. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ downtown Hanford, CA where today I only had the cooler on for about 2 hours and the Heifer dust is still down. So it's all good. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Richland books I would like any or all. Please send them to me and ask [the post office] for the book rate... just books, nothing written inside, unless a paper with the address. Let me know the cost... I'll be happy to pay for the shipping. Please let me know the cost, and I will write a check. (snail mail address deleted for the Sandstorm). thanks so much for offering them, Doreen. Re: Club40 - "Richland High Alumni Event Center" I am very interested in Club 40; however I am not in favor of a building of Richland High Alumni Event Center. I don't think it would be used enough to warrant the cost of maintaining it. I hope to be able to come next year. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ In Seattle tonight after a fun day on Whitbey Island starting with the Mukilteo ferry ride over and back, a great view of Mt. Baker, and great cod fish and chips. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Thanks for that birthday present. Kent Morrill is my all time favorite Rock N' Roll singer. But it was the first time I heard Wailers House Party that made me an instant fan -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Carol CONVERSE Maurer ('64) Re: hip replacement Thank you... you asked how I am walking without a cane and/or walker... for the first 4-6 weeks after replacement, I had to use the walker, per surgeon's orders... then once he considered the hip, "healed", he told me not to use anything and to put weight on my left leg, so, now, I walk without the aid of any "help"... and just walk... very slow and as steady as I can. I still "wobble" a bit and am not ready to run any marathons or "dance a jig", but the improvement is 100% better than when both hips were in bad shape... stairs and high curbs are still a challenge, but it's all "do-able". Re: Bill SCOTT's ('64) entry about the Sandstorm fading away, I sure hope that isn't the case... I miss the Sandstorm, when it isn't in my mail or when there aren't enough entries for a "daily"... not sure why more of the younger classes don't write in... maybe the "Bomber connection" isn't as strong for them as it is/was for those of us from the classes of '50s and '60s... sad to think that we might be a "dying breed". I was never in drama, but I loved the plays that were put on by the drama department, both at Carmichael and Col-Hi... I never went to any of those that were done by the Richland Players, sorry to say, but the ones that were done by the "kids" in school were always so good and so much fun to watch... always wondered if any of them ever went on to become professionals (other than Terry DAVIS ('65))... wish I could remember the name of the thespian who played "Rumplestiltskin"... 8th grade at Carmichael, he was in 9th grade... [that would be somebody in class of '63) always wondered if he made acting a career. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bill HOYLE ~ Class of 1958 ~ 1939 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/15 Hurricane Patricia delayed delivery... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53) Linda REINING ('64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally SHEERAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran BARKER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Bomber Alumni Foundation Jim QUALHEIM ('70) has some fascinating ideas about a Bomber Alumni Foundation and the Alumni building it could create. Jim recommends creating a 501c3 Foundation. The Richland High School Alumni Foundation would be joined by Bomber Alumni of ALL ages (not just Club 40; young alums have creative, fresh ideas). The Foundation would plan and bring into being its very own super-functional building. Club 40 would contribute its decades of memorabilia, to be stored in the building and displayed as desired. What a building! Its large inner space would be approximately the size of the old Girls' Gym, with its own kitchen, dividers and auxiliary rooms for smaller meetings. With no need for a ceiling as high as a gym, it would be easier to decorate for reunions, graduation parties, etc. It could be placed on vacant city property very close to the Bomber stadium (aka Bomber Bowl). Jim believes the City of Richland would gladly rent the space to us for a small fee each year, because such a building would be a tremendous asset which otherwise would just be used for more parking. (There is already plenty of parking in several areas around the stadium.) The Foundation would hire a manager to rent the building to other groups when we weren't using it ourselves. Rentals would recoup part of the cost of the building. For successful planning, we need a committee which includes architect/s (Jim Q. already has access to one attractive plan), lawyer/s to cover all our 501c3 bases, and other experts. Jim mentioned the possibility of one planning committee member from "each decade" of Bomber alumni. Jim theorized if alums joining the Foundation could contribute an average of $100, Col-Hi/Richland High has enough alums for a great start on financing. Club 40 board members also suggested buying engraved bricks, having class competitions to see which class could raise the most money, creating levels of recognition for donors of large amounts, and more. Many contributors to this forum have bemoaned the fact of ineffective publicity for Club 40, and its demise when current devotees die (I'm only a few days away from age 80). I envision the Foundation's BUILDING as the best publicity an alumni group can have. Not enough of us share memories lately. Why not write about NOW and the FUTURE? Jim's idea should foster hundreds of ideas we can send to Maren for publication. They would be non-political, so she won't even have to censor! Bomber cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Pacemaker Good luck on having your pacemaker implanted... have had mine plus defibrillator since '11 and have no problems... keeps me "ticking". Take care. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID where the weather is getting chilly and am keeping fingers crossed that we will get another "White Christmas". *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Alumni Center I am now on the Club 40 board as a class representative and found yesterday's discussion regarding an alumni center to be quite appealing. As Jim QUALHEIM ('70) said, it could be used for other activities besides alumni functions. It would be in a great location to have say class reunions as it would sit just below the high school. It sounds like if we don't make some sort of decision on it fairly soon the area will be turned into another parking lot. The high school itself is now land locked and really can't add on to it at this point. I, for one am in total agreement to have something built. Please think about it, OK? -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from cooler Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Colt Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Duane LEE ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn SCHUCHART ('78) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Bomber Alumni Building at Richland High Thank you, Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) and Betti AVANT ('69) for your Sandstorm articles on the project Club 40 has been discussing for the last year!! Beat me to it!!! You are right, there was great enthusiasm at our meeting on Saturday and some even came to me after and asked to be on the committee. Jim QUALHEIM ('70) Athletic Director at Richland High has been a great advocate of this project and has assured us that the Parks and Recreation and a member of Richland City Council are in favor of us taking on this endeavor. One of our members is going to get in touch with a Bomber who is an Architect and see if we can get an estimate of a building and work on a layout of what we want so that we will have some information to bring to a meeting. It was mentioned that if it was the size of a tennis court, we could use it for school activities, Proms, daily lunches, snack bar (as now the school is not allowed to serve snacks and sodas in vending machines). The students go down to Albertsons or other food places at lunch time. Also, the idea is for other organizations to lease space and have a place to have their function that would allow 600+ people. This is a big project and to start, we need a Board of Directors who will start listing and securing the necessary knowledgeable people who will have what it takes to assemble all the parts. As Norma said, we want to have a kitchen, snack bar, stage, folding doors to partition rooms for meetings, heating and air conditioning, media items, and any other features... from your ideas. The building doesn't have to be elaborate, but attractive!! Jim QUALHEIM showed us a great picture of one he saw in Sunnyside. I talked to a builder at the Home Show who does all kinds of building, too. This would belong to the Alumni, not the school or the City. Money would come from each Richland High Alumni from as far back as it goes to the current classes. ALL graduates of our school. We could sell blocks or tiles to be engraved like other organizations have done. It would help if you give the name of a Bomber who is an Attorney (we know one), a CPA (we know one), Kitchen designer (I know one), etc, who can be notified of our desires, to me or one of our officers so we can get a list compiled and set a meeting to get the ball rolling! Yes, there are a lot of things to consider and cover and with the help and encouragement of those of you who believe in this, it can be done!! Let's not let it go and see Richland turn this space into a parking lot. Feel free to call or e-mail. Thank you for all your support. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54), Club 40 President ~ Pasco where we are now having to wear a sweater or jacket. Chilly! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Alumni Building Boy, all this talk about a possible new building. There is something I don't quite understand; the high school is "landlocked"? Well, since they filled in the irrigation ditch, I suppose that might be true. At any rate, lots of luck. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the leaves keep falling off the trees and the city street sweeping machine is kept busy *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Duane LEE ('63) Rod SHANKS ('62-RIP) passed away last week. He had a small obit notice in the Herald and that was all. No funeral was held. He died from complications from lung cancer that he had been fighting for a long time. He was 71. Can't remember the exact date of death. Was waiting for a regular obit in the herald but haven't seen one and Einan's has no record of one. Perhaps he was just cremated. I couldn't even find small obit on Tri City and I have recycled our newspapers. Maybe you can just post the basics of his passing. Thanks -Duane LEE ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Bomber Alumni Building/Foundation I, for one, am all for this idea! I believe it would get a lot of use: reunions, meetings of all sorts, Club 40, etc., etc., etc.! It would be our very own building. I like the brick idea as well. The school does NOT need anymore parking space. We need a place to call our own for years to come. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick Do you hear "winter" tapping on the door? *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Maytag repair man Soooooo, I shoulda knowed that Pitts' ('63) favorite song would be an instrumental... that's the first stuff most of us heard from the Wailers... when I read the words inna SS, I could immediately hear the blaring first notes of Wailers House Party in my head... I remember going to dances in the early '60s and most bands played almost all instrumentals... there was often a guy or gal sitting inna chair who would finally get up... sing the one vocal of the night then sit back down for the rest of the dance... they were almost as lonely as the ol' Maytag repair man... by the way... good job, Dennis HAMMER ('64) on the pop quiz a few days back... so what's this talk about the SS winding down? Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh... no Sandstorm and I'm lost... Where would I share all this wonderful information I gots swimming in my little pea brain!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need my SS fix inna mornings! Well for now it's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sally SHEERAN ('58) on your special day, October 26, 2015... Make sure Chuck ('56-Sandpoint,ID) takes ya out for a nice moose steak dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [Bomber apologies that this was not in the SS on Sally's birthday (10/26). David sent it in PLENTY of time (about 8pm on the 25th) but the remnants of Hurricane Patricia took out my phone and internet starting about 6pm on the 25th, so this didn't arrive till well after I'd already prepared the 10/26 SS and sent it. -Maren] -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Alumni Center Put me down!! Now where do I send my $$$? I'm all for this Alumni Foundation... it will be a great way to put $$$ in the Coffers for future use!! Let's get this going Soon!! I'm a retired nurse, I can bake cookies, & cakes & pies too!! But sorry I can't help with heavy lifting! ;-( Bombers Rule, Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Proposed New Alumni Building I'm in with helping toward the Alumni building. Who is going to be in charge of money collection toward this effort? Coordinator of efforts, etc.? How can those of us who don't live there locally best help? Great, great idea! I also have some thoughts on how to renew interest & participation in the Sandstorm. Will save those for a separate post. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm ,Idaho *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Linda REINING ('64) wrote wondering whether the "Bomber Connection" isn't as strong for the younger classes. That got me thinking. I used to think that earlier classes wrote more because they're now retired with more time on their hands. But there's more to it than that. For my class, we're more active on the Class of '72 Facebook page. Yesterday I had brunch with a friend 15 years younger (NAB) who said that the generation following her is more into chat groups (WhatsApp, etc.). I hadn't realized that social media has stratified by age. Email is now considered for older folks, and Facebook for middle agers. Younger adults go for chat groups and I don't know who's on Twitter! Maybe that explains something? -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ in the departure lounge of Entebbe Airport, en route to Khartoum. I only wish I could fill my suitcase with some of the lush green and perfect temperatures to carry me through the hot, dry days ahead. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Colt Memorial >>Emma LARSEN Kleinknecht ~ Class of 1936 ~ 1918 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Steve CARSON ('58), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Lori SIMPSON ('70), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May WANN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BERGAM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CORDER ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Bomber Alumni Building I also believe that an Alumni Building would be an excellent idea as presented by both Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) and Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54). I, too, would be available to serve on the committee. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) To: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Curt, you brought back great memories! Re: "Good News" musical... Ray WEYERTS ('53-RIP) and I danced in that production (Jane Johnston did the choreography) we also danced in R.L.O.'s "Call Me Madam", did "The Red Mill" with the L.Opera group in nearby Walla Walla. Also participated in the Richland Players... playing the female lead in "The Tender Trap" and years before that played Miriam in a play called "Dear Ruth"a WW II piece. Also danced in Variety Shows at Carmichael and Col-Hi with Vera Edwards, Mr. Duncan and Gordon Pappas in charge. Took dancing lessons from Jean Smiset... tap acrobatic and ballet for years I also took lessons from the lovely Lois Rathvon (who also played in the "Tender Trap"). I loved ballroom dancing and took lessons for 13 years with Ray. I sure miss dancing with him. Now I watch DWTS every Monday night. I can see all the great ballet companies from around the world at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. just 80 miles away. I am a dancing alcoholic. Take Zumba Gold lessons twice a week (for those over 55) and do line dancing on Thursday nights. This coming year I will give up driving my Goldwing motorcycle trike... at 80 years old, I've decided others on the road need NOT to deal with my replaced right knee and fused left ankle plus various aches and pains. What a hoot learning to drive that powerful machine at age 70. Had 10 great years driving all over the U.S.A. with husband, Carl. Best ride was on Skyline Drive and The Blue Ridge Parkway all the way to the end of the trail in Pigeon Forge. Worst ride... two up, near Boise, ID in temps above 115F. We survived by standing in the sprinklers at a rest stop before continuing on to Seattle on a R.T. from Virginia. Guess growing up in Richland had something to do with my love of adventure. Re: Bomber Building I'm all for an Alumni Event Bldg. Count me in. -Patricia Ann CLATWORTHY Weyerts-Hogshead ('54) ~ It is past midnight - Fort Valley, VA - Hurricane Patricia's coming our way today [10/28] *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Gunda MULLER Ryder ('54-RIP) Sad to inform classmates that our Gunda MULLER passed away Monday (10/26/15) at home. We knew she had been suffering with cancer and will suffer no more. Rest peacefully, Gunda. Our hearts go out to her husband Ralph. She wanted no service, but in the Spring, there will be a celebration of her life. We will forever thank you and Ralph for the delicious Ryder sausages, dear friend!! Re: Bomber Building project with Club 40 Keep the comments and excitement coming. As far as collecting money, wait until we get the committee together and get a bank account open. We will let everyone know. I am starting a list of you who are interested, with your name, email and class number so when the time comes, you will be notified!! Even with the holidays coming we will try to get started talking to the City of Richland and any professionals we can get on board. Thank you all who have responded!! Re: Club 40 Dust Storm The Fall edition will be out later in November, so if you want to send an article or picture, the deadline is November 7th. Send to our Editor, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49). Any words of kindness are welcome. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco All ready for my trick or treaters!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here's a very important thing: today's Bomber Babe birthday. Wouldn't be nice to call attention to her age, but she is at least old enough to enter adult watering holes without fear of being bounced because of age. I can honestly say that I never met her until Club 40. Since that time, we've been friends and sometimes co-conspirators (not gonna say about what). So, now for the ceremonial tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout out to Anna May WANN ('49) on this, her day of days. Don't give the golf course an even chance. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 Questions in the 10/19 Alumni Sandstorm 1 day for Club 40; June; Friday with individual classes having Saturday; Picnic/BBQ - Potluck At the park; Music or perhaps talent show along the lines of a trivia (Richland) contest; Keep costs to a minimum! Re: Bomber Alumni Center Sounds like an Event Center. How would it be financed and then managed? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Weapons Permit Here's one for all those Golden Bombers.. Where would House #331-L be located? When my parents first moved to Richland they lived in a B-House on a not-yet-named street that I think later became Marshall. As I was not born until September of 1945, and didn't arrive in Richland until they moved back in 1946, my memory isn't clear. Does anyone know where 331-L might have been? I still have the Ithaca double barrel. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: An Alumni Facility Building, Norma LOESCHER I am interested in following up on this project... -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Re: Bomber Alumni Building the idea is a building? It has been a while since I toured the school (Jim as guide) but what would this new building provide that the existing facility doesn't? I was blown away by the facilities. Seems that a tennis court sized building would be about 3,000 sq. feet. Depending on interior and facilities this could run $250,000 on up. Anyway, this is all very interesting to me. I am just curious what this facility would offer for events that are not already available from existing facilities in Richland. With ongoing maintenance and management cost this would be a significant undertaking. And of course, all Bombers' major concern is (given it would be on school district property) can we have alcohol there and if we did would we get busted by Officer Loadifink (SP)?!?!?! I know my role model and class mate, Jimmy Q. has answers for all this! And thanks, Jim at our 40 year reunion tour for showing Diana FOWLER Bernard ('70) and me where the library was / is (did they move it?). -Mike FRANCO ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ron WEISSENFELS ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Bill SCOTT ('64), Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Bomber Alumni Building To: All who have commented and have shown an interest.. There are always several questions when a new project is proposed and this is no exception. It is exciting that there has been so much interest. As I have said before, we will be contacting the City of Richland as this property is theirs, not on school property. A question of alcohol close to the school... This is one of the things that the committee will deal with. We have a Bomber who owns a restaurant supply and his help will be invaluable!! Yes, this building will belong to ALL of the Alumni of Richland High and would be a proud site to be enjoyed by all classes and other businesses. We would be paying for this building from the Alumni! That way it would only belong to us, not the City or any private source. With the thousands of students who have passed through our school and would be proud to have a building owned by us, it shouldn't be difficult to collect enough to support it. We would need a Manager to handle all scheduling of events and be in charge of miscellaneous scheduling, i.e. maintenance, open hours, utilities, and so many other things that come up with managing a "business", A year ago we were told that the student council had $100,000 that they would give us!! They don't have that much now, as they have bought a gift for the high school and so, graduating classes raise a lot of money and there are so many fund raisers that could be done to raise dollars for the support and upkeep. A lot to plan!!!! This idea was brought to Club 40 last October, 2014, when I had Jim QUALHEIM ('70) speak at our board meeting, and since then it has just been talked about, but now we need to get started if this is what everyone wants to support. Keep your ideas coming (and, believe me we have thought of most of the questions) and now we need some more answers. This is not just a Club 40 endeavor, but for ALL Alumni!!! ALL classes. Thanks you so much for the encouragement and if anyone in particular wants to volunteer their services on a committee,, let's get a Board going so we can make the necessary contacts. As I see it... we need to let the City of Richland know we want this building space and start having them secure it for us. Then, we will need an Attorney to hopefully volunteer making sure the right papers are drawn up and an Accountant to volunteer to check into the 501c status, to be sure it doesn't hamper Club 40's non profit status. See... a lot to think about!! As President of Club 40 I can schedule a meeting, but in no way will I be the one running it all. YOU other volunteers in so many different fields will be the ones to follow!! Thanks again! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Enjoying the World Series!!! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Bomber Event Building Having played a major role in building the K of C Hall... laying the flooring in the main room designing and installing much of the electrical system and lots of misc parts totaling hundreds of hours. Designed and built my own 2 story 3500 Sq Ft house. (I hired to guys to help frame it and did all the rest by myself). And I am finishing my 2 story building on the back of my property. Large, well equipped shop on the lower floor and den and office upstairs. I spent several years as a licensed Gas Fitter... Anyway I would be willing to join the group and lend a hand. Heard on the radio just last week General Steel is holding their annual fall sale on clear span buildings. $35,000 for 60 X100. Not sure of FOB. Customer needs to supply interior and exterior finishing and decoration. Customer pours the slab to their specs. You might check out their website. I worked with them years ago on a large shop building on a farm for a friend. The project came out very well. The structure was of excellent quality. I cannot remember who was responsible for erection of the steel frame and walls. But it went up quick and we spent several weeks installing electrical service, interior walls, plumbing for restroom, and extra doors not in plan. A complete minimal kitchen built to Health Dept. regs is probably $60-70K or more. In a conversation with a fellow on a recent plane flight (Nashville to Seattle) who was putting up a moderate size restaurant (in a Midwest State) said the full service kitchen cost was running over $250K. Totally impervious tile floor and walls and all stainless steel fixtures and refers, dish washer, range, grille, broiler, and fryers... the list is endless. Don't forget air conditions and heating. The K of C hall had 29 "tons" of air- conditioning and 16 kilowatts of heat on the roof. Tons is a capacity rating not the actual weight. I also installed 12 exhaust fans with variable speed controls. A must with large crowds. Yes, this is all premature but I wanted to point out that the site selection, building size, minimal kitchen and restroom facilities, need to have some kind of numbers so "funding" requirements can be estimated. Kitchens, entry ways, cloak rooms, minimal bar, restrooms, office, conference room, storage for tables and chairs, stage for a band, and so on will take up and amazing amount of space. So you need to figure out how much space needed for your main room. How many will you have for a "sit down" dinner. 300? 400? More? Then you add the space for all the ancillary rooms and needed accoutrements. If memory serves me I think we (Bob Jaske and I) estimated the K of C Hall would sit about 300-325 at tables. Opening night we had over 350 and it was uncomfortably jam-packed. Obviously there are a lot of skills in us old timers and we could do a lot of the work but it would go slow. Washington State Electrical rules now say all electrical work in commercial buildings must be supervised and signed off by a licensed electrical contractor. I can wire my own house or shop but not my large building at the fireworks facility. This project would take some big DOING, but would be cool to pull it off. Anybody know how to write grant requests? Ok nuff for now... sorry to be so long... "Happiness is looking to retirement" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) If you'll bear with me one more time, I was in Ft. Worth, TX last weekend to collect yet another award for my latest novel, "The Rail Queen." It won the Will Rogers Bronze Medallion Award for Western Romance. Now, I don't write romance novels, and how it ended up in that category is a story for another time. But I've always felt that readers of romance novels would be enthusiastic about my books, so the chance to open up a new readership overcame my initial misgivings about the category. This marks the third award this year for "The Rail Queen', so it's been a good year. Bill Scott (writing as B J Scott) Winner, 2011 WILLA Literary Awards Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards Winner, Bronze Medallion, 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Finalist, 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Angel of the Gold Rush Angel's Daughter Legacy of Angels Light On A Distant Hill The Rail Queen See profiles and excerpts of all my books and read my blog at: "The great tragedy of life is that most people are buried with their best music still inside them." -Bill SCOTT ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Advice from super intelligent Richland Bombers I need some advice. I am wondering if anyone has been unlucky to have experienced throat cancer and the subsequent radiation treatment. I was on radiation every day since August 24th and just got done on October 22nd. I have lost over 25 pounds (I'm down to 118#) through this and have extreme pain in my throat whenever I drink anything or eat anything. I also have no energy, can't sleep at night, and must sleep as much as I can during the day, Of course, I am busy with other things so that is not always best. My doctor also found a spot on one of my lungs. They did intense radiation on my lung as well. I will find out in three or four weeks if I will need chemotherapy. If anyone has some thoughts about speeding up my throat's healing, please let me know. Right now, -Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) Thanks to Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) for submitting the sad news about the passing of Gunda MULLER Rider ('54-RIP) (correction: Rider spelled with an 'i') yesterday. My thoughts and prayers to the family. While growing up, I was the Riders' Tri-City Herald newspaper delivery boy from 1977-1982 (and my younger brother Joe ('88) took over the route until he left for college). They live on the corner of McPherson Ave. & Roberdeau St., a block away from where I grew up on Marshall Ave. I remember several of the former locations for Rider's Sausage Haus in both downtown and Uptown Richland during the 1970s-1990s. It was one of several local businesses that seemed to find a new location every few years (along with Rice's Carpets, and a few others that I can't remember the names of right now). I often think about the people on my old paper route, as I personally visited their houses each month to collect, leaving them with the ticket-stub receipt that I had to fill in. I felt like a grown-up as I had my own 'business' checking account at SeaFirst Bank where I would deposit all of the cash and checks from my customers (the bank gave me a zippered money pouch which I always secreted away underneath my jacket when I went to the bank). After writing a check to the Herald for the papers, I was left with about a dollar per customer per month (so about 40-50 dollars per month - I think I had at one point 52 customers but it was usually around 47-48 and as low as 39 at one point). -John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) Re: '83 and '84 This came about sometime early in 11th grade, when I was lamenting to a friend (in Mr. Lujan's Spanish class, IIRC) that I didn't have enough remaining time in my class schedule to take all of the classes that I wanted to take before graduating. I was taking all of the science and math college-prep classes and was also going to do the Inquiry Into Science program where one works on the Hanford Site part-time during one's senior year (school in the morning, work in the afternoon). But I also wanted to take several industrial-arts classes since the high school had an excellent program at that time. Since being a little kid, I had been driven by the high school auto shop on Thayer countless times, and I really wanted to take that class (my friend Rob WORKMAN ('83) was in it at the time and showed me around the shop one day after school). But the advanced auto shop class was three full class periods every morning. There was no possible way for me to take that class, along with all of the other college-track classes, and graduate on time. My good friend and advanced biology lab partner Don DOVEY ('83-RIP) jokingly suggested to me on that fateful day in Spanish class that I just stay an extra year in high school, which got a lot of laughs from the peanut gallery. But a seed was planted in my head that day which germinated shortly thereafter: why NOT spend an extra year in high school? After all, RHS was by all standards a top-notch high school with excellent teachers and a diverse array of subjects taught, and it was free to attend. I ran the idea by a few teachers (including biology teacher Mr. Harbour and physics teacher Mr. Thrasher) as well as with one of the vice-principals and counselors (Mr. Schauer and Mr. Merkley). They had never heard of somebody doing this intentionally, but told me that if I didn't meet all of the graduation requirements during my senior year, that I would have to come back the next year and complete them (wink wink). So, I split my senior year into two, leaving five mandatory classes until my second senior year, and filling in the additional slots with industrial-arts classes including auto shop, welding, machine shop, drafting (Mr. Tillemans), and auto body shop at CBC three days a week. During my first senior year, I took a full year of welding and machine shop (Mr. Ferger), and computer programming along with some of the science and math classes, and worked as a ceramics lab technician at Battelle in the 3000 area in the afternoons. During my second senior year, I finished my required classes and took the advanced auto shop class (taught by Dale Hill) in the morning, along with auto body shop in the afternoons. I also went to the state competition in DECA automotive repair, and all the way to nationals in the Plymouth Troubleshooting Contest along with team partner Kris GUSTAFSON ('84). I attended the Class of 1984 graduation, with a household-size incandescent 12V RV light bulb on my cap, and instead of pulling the tassel to one side after receiving my diploma, I pulled on it (it was tied to a pull-chain switch) to turn the light on (I had a lumber-store nail pouch tied on underneath my gown full of D-cell batteries). So that's the long version of why I list myself as '83/'84. I have attended the 10, 20, and 30-year reunions of the Class of 1983 so I identify with them since that's the class I grew up since kindergarten. Spending an extra year at Richland High School was one of the best decisions that I have ever made in my life and I have absolutely no regrets about doing so. (feel free to share with the list) -John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Paul RATSCH ~ Class of 1958 ~ 1940 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Patti COLE ('52) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: Alumni building I'm happy to see some voices of reason showing up here in the Sandstorm. In my opinion, this is not a good idea. There are so many "ifs"... I won't go into them here except to recommend that the people behind this idea do some very serious research. VERY. SERIOUS. RESEARCH. Meanwhile, trees are turning, leaves are falling, nights are getting cooler... all signs of the approaching winter with its beauty and outdoor sports. My thoughts turn to indoor sports: card games, board games, reading, writing, knitting, painting, etc. And, while I'm at it, I'll be hoping the weather is not as grim in the Northeast as it has been the last few years. Blessings to all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Patti COLE Pierce ('52) Re: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Birthday Happy Birthday, Karen Want to wish my "little" sister Karen a very Happy Birthday on October 30th. She keeps saying she is taller than I am now, but she will always be my little sister and one of my best friends along with the other 3 sisters and brother John. You are always thinking of others and doing stuff for all of us and we love you and don't know what we would do without you. Who would do all our trip planning, the one who had the good ideas for gifts etc.? Plus you are always there if any of us have a problem you come up with a funny (corny?) joke and make us laugh and feel better. Thanks for all you do and know you are very precious to all of us. Love ya Barbara ('50) Patti ('52) Judie ('63), Jackie ('63), John ('66) -Patti COLE Pierce ('52) ~ From cool Richland where I am still getting good tomatoes from my garden and hoping the freezing temps don't come for awhile longer. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Alumni Building Step one... A contact will be made to get on the agenda of the Richland City Council. Jim QUALHEIM ('70) will present our proposal and only then will we know if this project can be put to work. If they won't go for the building and reject our proposal... the project won't happen. Even though there is so much enthusiasm, the City holds the cards!! More news will come forward as soon as we hear when it can be heard... keep your fingers crossed!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) We have arrived at the annual celebration of one of the younger Bomber Babes. I recall her from back in the day. She was one of a family whose children inhabited the "hallowed" halls of Col-Hi. If memory serves, she followed in the footsteps of her older sister and became one of our cheerleaders. Can't say that I had any classes with her, or that she had any truck with me. That's beside the point. It is now time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and say a hearty "Happy Birthday!" to Karen COLE ('55). Soon she will be old enough to enter adult watering holes legally. Best wishes of the day to you. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where both the rain and the leaves continue to fall *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: fun moments in history It's that time again... Number 10 in your program turns another year older. There are so many adjectives that could be used to describe this Bomber but I think the one I always think of is loyal... of the wonderful friendships between Bombers I think the one between numbers 10 ('64) and 32 ('63) is fantastic. The Bomber b-day guy and Jim HOUSE have been together through thick and thin. Now that's a friendship! I must say, however, one of my very favorite stories about the B-day guy is the evening at R2K when Jack KEENEY ('65) yelled across the DI court yard to Terry DAVIS ('65): "If you were gonna change your name, why didn't you choose someone famous like Ray STEIN ('64)!!!!!!!!" HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ray, on your special day, October 30, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` **************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 2 Neitzel Bomber Memorials today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex DAVIS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob MATTSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HARSHMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil COLLINS ('67) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Just because this Bomber was born on All Hallows Eve, there is no reason to be scared of him. He has been elected to several Halls of Fame for being one of the good guys. I personally did not meet him until Club 40, but I did know his much younger brother while in High School (not quite the generation gap of some other brothers). To say that he is well liked would be stating the obvious (which I just did). A very ceremonial tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a should of "Happy (Trick or Treat) Birthday!" is for Rex DAVIS ('49). I do believe he will have a good one and he can still whip your sorry ___ on the tennis courts. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is hard to tell the trick or treaters from the falling leaves. And don't forget to set your clocks back. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: At last Well not to overshadow the b-day guys, but Terry DAVIS ('65) finally did it... yup just think after all these years to get his pitcher on the cover of the Rollin' Stone... course they did call him a "veteran" actor... now I always thought the term "veteran" in the non-military sense was reserved for guys like Jack Elam and John Carradine, not a young kat like Terry... I mean can you imagine the reaction I'd get if I called one of our beauties a veteran Bomber-babe???????? Wouldn't last too long I can tell ya... lotsa rope and inna River with me! Huh? Tri-City Harold... not the Rolling Stone? Oh my. Speaking af the TCH, I've been looking all over for my picture of a bunch of us defacing city property back in 2013 and can't fine it anywhere... even went on the Bombers web-site but couldn't find it... must be a trick to navigatin' those pix... [lookin for this?] ... well nuffa that so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bobby "Tuna" MATTSON ('64) and my bestest "Teacher friend", Rex DAVIS ('49) on your special day, October 31 (Nevada Day) 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "Hollywood veteran in Richland Players' 'Ordinary People'" 10/30/15 Herald "Terence Knox [aka Terry DAVIS ('65)] got a late start in Hollywood. The Richland native was 30 years old when he packed up a U-Haul and headed south to Los Angeles. "But he made up for lost time, landing parts on shows from 'The Dukes of Hazzard' to 'Murder, She Wrote'. "He is perhaps best known for his turn as Dr. Peter White on the NBC hit 'St. Elsewhere'. He also starred as Zeke Anderson on the Vietnam War drama 'Tour of Duty' which ran for three seasons on CBS. "Now, [Terry] is bringing his acting chops back to a hometown stage. He plays a psychiatrist in the Richland Players' production of 'Ordinary People', which opens November 6. "Performances are at 8pm November 6-7, 13-14 and 20 and 21, and at 2pm November 15 and 22. "Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students, seniors and military members. They're available at the theater's box office and at "The Players' theater is at 608 The Parkway." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very windy but warm Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorials (one from 1994 - one from 2015) >>Gloria NEITZEL Haugen ~ Class of 1959 ~ 1941 - 2015 >>Gail NEITZEL ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1944 - 1994 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2015 ~ November, 2015