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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ November, 2015
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/15 ~ FALL BACK at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and one 2014 Bomber Memorial today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MEFFORD ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy WILLOX ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Micki LUND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dianne TERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat THRAPP ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Richard ROBERTS ('49) Happy Birthday, Rex DAVIS ('49) [on 10/31] You seem to get younger while I always get older. Best wishes from Carol TYNER ('52) and me. Re: Another subject Carol and I were taking our morning walk, a very unusual hot morning walk here in Grover Beach along the California central coast. We remembered those hot days in Richland; wondered if those government houses come equipped with coolers. I said that I thought they had swamp coolers, Carol wasn't sure they had any coolers. I will leave it up to the older Sandstorm readers to jog their memories and report. [Our "L" house had ONE swamp cooler -- in our parents' bedroom on the 2nd floor... don't think the government provided it. -Maren] -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) No, I'm not trying to set a record for most consecutive entries, just several people have birthdays during this time. One of which is a Bomber who I remember from all the way back to Carmichael. I was the "newbie" and he completely ignored me and we've worked on that basis ever since. Besides, he married a Bomber Babe who I kinda liked and we've been at odds since. None the less, I will tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmate Jim "Tank" MEFFORD ('54). If he's lucky Jeanette will fix what he likes for dinner. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where folks are hoping that they remembered to set their clocks back *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What time ya gonna be at Zip's? Of course location is important, but Jimmy Jones made it clear that we need Timin'... so here we are in 2015 and we might as well be back in '63 or so... weeks ago Terry DAVIS ('65) and I went over and over the day I should go to the play... we finally settled on November 20th and AFTER I made my plane reservations he began to waffle... well waffle allya want but now I'm committed... so I called Rosalie LANSING ('63) to try and getta date for that nite... I think we are set, but I betcha Chuck (NAB) will wanna sit between us... never fails... now on Halloween nite I'm getting all kindsa calls wanting to know "what nightcha wanna go?"... Well, Jack KEENEY ('65) and Craig DAVIS ('65) I'm booked but if we don't see each other at the play there's plenty a time in between... for those of you who go opening nite... I wantcha to check on something... back when "Children of the Corn II" premiered at the Chinese Theater on H-wood Blvd, the star figured he would walk out into the lobby moments before the end so he could be spontaneously caught by the fans as they left... well there he stood and not one person noticed him... Check the lobby!!!... but lest you may wanna feel sorry for him for not getting the cover of the Rolling Stone... during one week, as I recall, he made the cover of Newsweek AND Time magazines! Interesting story that goes with that but it's not mine to tell... But it is time to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Judy WILLOX ('61) and Micki LUND ('63) on your special day, November 1, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber 2014 Memorial >>Louise BRILEY Judkins ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2014 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Reuben LINN ('58) Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BEAULIEU ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOWIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita JOHNSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ROE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich JACOBS ('75) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I told you it is a busy weekend. Now we come to a slightly older Bomber Babe, with whom I tread the boards at Col-Hi. I don't think we were on stage together at the same time, but we were in the same production. She was also, briefly, my editor during my short stay on The [ORIGINAL] Sandstorm. Didn't see her again until Club 40. She hadn't changed all that much. And we have become occasional correspondents. Now for the important part, the ceremonial tipping of the ol' propeller beanie and the "Happy Birthday!" shout for Norma LOESCHER ('53) on the occasion of her 22nd birthday. Have a real fun day, my friend. Re: Swamp Coolers Don't believe they were standard issue for housing. Offices and labs got air conditioning of some sort, but houses, no. One had to purchase and install their own. Believe people took them when they left. And, as for the folks who resided in trailers in North Richland; fortunately the roofs of the canopies were high enough to clear a swamp cooler on top of the trailer. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers say the snow level is dropping to 4,000' but the rain chances are also dropping to less than 20% *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Reuben LINN ('58) Re: Boy's Choir 1951 I ran across this clipping while cleaning out files and thought perhaps it would be of interest. Ms. Evelyn Negley formed this group and worked wonders. I was fortunate to be accepted and enjoyed several years of music learning and performing. I do note that John MEYERS ('58-RIP) was getting some size to him then when '58 folks were around 11. -Reuben LINN ('58) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Cooling Dad installed a swamp cooler in the ranch house on Turner, pretty sure I was still at Jason Lee, so probably mid-fifties. It may have been instigated by the 115 Friday one year when we were supposed to leave on vacation as soon as he got home from work, but the bus ride (also no cooling) wiped him out so completely we had to wait until Saturday morning. I'm not positive, but he may have jury-rigged the unit rather than buying ready-made, it would fit with his jack-of-all-trades, handyman nature. I remember the excelsior in the frame, the ordinary garden hose connection from the outdoor faucet to the cooler (no permanent piping installation), the big fan on the inside, and standing in front of it to get cool after playing in the heat outside, especially at first. I also remember he had to put some serious effort into installing an effective winterizing cover. I'm pretty sure we used it for a couple of years before he installed a window air conditioning unit. We also waited quite a while before the window AC was replaced by central AC; in fact, that was after I was away from home after graduation, maybe while I was in the Air Force '65 - '69. I'm pretty sure he either helped with the central AC installation, or did the bulk of it and hired someone only for the tricky technical parts that required a licensed installer. Regards, ecb3 - from seasonably pleasant central Virginia where this morning's rain has delayed my start on the significant layer of leaves collecting on the lawn - in fact the entire property. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45) Barbara SESLAR ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene LARSEN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve DENLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dickie RHODES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jesse MALLORY ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Birthdays Happy belated birthdays to Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) [11/2] and Rex DAVIS ('49)[10/31]. Rich ROBERTS ('49) is right, Rex, you stay young but not as young nor nearly as pretty as Norma. I hope the Cougs honored you at the right game and not last Saturday. Go Cougs!... until their last game. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, November 7, 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) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Tommy BERRY ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1938 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karyn GROB ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Betti & Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darren McINTYRE ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Dunton (Teacher) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Coolers Ole's Rentals at the "Y" had coolers for rent. He was a crafty old dude who kept his paperwork in the Bib of his coveralls in a tiny book he wrote in with the short stub of a pencil. He had a near perfect memory about his business and who rented what and when. Anyway, he did have evaporative style coolers for rent. He also charged for delivery and installation. That style cooler had water that dripped through the pads and as it evaporated it cooled. Richland was the perfect kind of weather for that kind of cooler. Ole had a guy delivering and installing coolers and I was paid a whole $1/hour as his helper, one spring/early summer. They had 2 sizes and the large ones were heavy. Some we set on a stand made of 2x4s under a window. Then the window was raised and the cooler had a snout that stuck in and the window was brought down on it and the sides were blocked with plywood pieces. Then we had to run a water line to a faucet and install an adapter and connect the 1/4 inch copper line to it. They ran on 110 volts and had a cord that went on the window for the customer to plug in. Some coolers we hung from cables attached to the top of the window frame and the cooler set on a bracket screwed to the house. The trick was to pick a window for the cooler at one end of the house and leave a window open a bit at the other end. Most of the single story houses we used the dining room or kitchen window and the customer choose what window to leave open. In the 2 story houses the open window was usually upstairs thus pushing the heat up and out. As long as you kept doors and other windows closed they worked pretty good. I don't know how many coolers he had but I worked about 3-4 weeks helping to hang them. We did 4 to 6 a day and the days were long. Ole paid me cash each morning for the day before, right out of his bib pocket. Remembering Ole's business renting all kinds of things was responsible for my getting into the Rental Equipment business years later developing 3 stores in King and Snohomish counties. After 2 years in business I was elected President of the Rental Equipment Association of Washington. Got a chance to sell and go another direction, but probably should have stayed with it. But I had an apartment building management business going at the same time with over 1200 units that demanded my full attention. It is tough to build up but there is good money to be made in that business. You have to be picky about who you will manage for as some owners are totally penurious about repairs. Jackie is in Anchorage prepping for a fireworks display. Her second largest in the year. It goes the Saturday after Black Friday in Palmer. I will fly up and spend Thanksgiving week helping on that event. Then home for the annual Mattingly Christmas party at my brother, Mark's ('77). It has to be December 6th this year as it is the only day we can all make it. Then Jackie and I fly off to Phoenix for a few days as all 10 of my great grand children will be in one house for Xmas. Then back home for a few days and then off to Anchorage to spend Christmas with Jackie. Then on the 26th I fly out to Dutch Harbor for their New Years display. Total mileage in the air will be near 35,000 this year. Jackie and I are both MVPs with Alaska Air and enjoy the privileges. "Happiness is the sky in bloom" -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Bobby Vee "Walkin' With My Angel" 1st song I asked a girl to dance with at Hi-Spot. Barb HOWE ('63) where are you? -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Mrs. Negley To: Reuben LINN ('58) I remember Mrs. Negley. At 12, I wanted to quit piano lessons because I was bored with it. My mom did NOT want me to quit, so she found a new teacher for me. It was Mrs. Negley & she introduced me to the world of classical piano, which I came to love. I remember playing duets with her (her on the organ & me on the piano) at the Officers Club luncheon. I won the door prize, which was a beautiful vase; I still have it, although my husband cracked it. She also introduced me playing for a judicator (they rate how you do in several categories), which I had not done before. I was always a nervous wreck when I had to play in public. Low self-esteem, I suppose, but THAT'S not true anymore. *LOL* I have pics, but I would have to find them. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where the wind has been blowing for several days *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: birthday greetings Happy #65 to my much older (6 minutes) brother, Robert ('69). -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from much cooler Richland with possible frost Tuesday night ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles COX ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CAMERON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curtis GUNTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gerald STEIN ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Ain't no guy in town Who would ever try ta put me down... when I'm walkin', walkin' with my baby... The kid that started his career at 14 or 15 standing in for Buddy Holly sure made some great tunes... Pitts' first Hi-Spot dance made me think of alla songs that put me in a particular time and place when I hear them... was gonna name a few but then I found something more appropriate for this b-day post... which is not to say I won't waste a ton a time on inappropriate stuff... have no fear of that... also, there is a great story about Lyman POWELL ('65) and Terry DAVIS ('65) being kicked outa Pitts' dance partner's dorm room later on... grab them and make them tell ya... my first dance partner to "real" music was not at Hi-Spot, but at Chief Jo and not even at noon dancing... it was PE but I'll never forget dancing with Carol WISE ('64) to "Mr. Blue"... my next partner would either be April SNOEBERGER ('65) or Patty WATERS (NAB swooon) at Jr, Hi-Spot... from there it's a blur of great Bomber-babes and great music... As Doug HAWKINS ('62) aptly put it one time: we "polished a lotta belt buckles" dancing to songs like "Theme from a Summer Place"... so at the urging of a dear grade school friend... he suggested that I go back and copy all of my posts into a booklet and sell them... I thought it sounded a bit presumptuous, but plowed into 1998, beginning with August to see what pearls I might have shared and found that early on I was a bit of a slacker... but what was VERY cool was that EVERYBODY... I mean everybody shared back then... I mean guys we never hear from any more like Rodney BREWER ('65... birthday coming in May) and Richard TWEDT ('64) when he was still Richard instead of Ricardo... Micky HEMPHILL ('66) was still Micky insteada Mick... and every one shared such wonderful memories of our little home town and the friends in it... not two line posts... long, fun posts... it was a total blast going back... try it, you might like it... it was full of people, some of which I still share with on Face book but hardly ever see in here... so insteada goin' on and on about the b-day bomber, I thought I'd share some of his words from 1998: "From: Gerald STEIN ('66); It is nice to read all these e-mails. They bring back all kinds of memories. We live in Granbury, Texas in the vicinity of Jerry COFFEE ('66). Now that the kids are gone, Lovena and I travel with my new work (management consultant) and we are currently in New London, CT. It has been nice to see the East coast. I found out Walt Sommers ('66) lives in the Chicago area and called and we met at the airport, to catch up on old times. We recently went to the "Wall that Heals" (Vietnam War Memorial). It is a real emotional place to go. I looked up Mark BLACK's ('66- RIP) name on the wall and remembered playing basketball with him in the church league. I wonder how many other alumni we lost over there? We were back in Richland over the 4th of July, it's amazing how much it grows each time we return. New bridge, new mall, but some of the old radio stations are still on the air. Does anyone remember Dick STEPHENS ('66) illegal radio station? Keep up all the memories, I look forward to them each day. -Gerald STEIN ('66)" Well, I for one can say that Dick STEPHENS ('66) hasn't changed one bit! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gerald STEIN ('66) on your special day, November 5, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) I wanted to add to Larry MATTINGLY's ('60) excellent explanation of swamp coolers as used in Richland, as my dad owned several "A" and "B" houses that we rented out and I was the one who got to do the seasonal maintenance on the swamp coolers when I was growing up. Side note: My dad used to own the house that I think Larry grew up in (on the corner of Roberdeau and Long) - that was one of our rental houses from the late 1970s until my dad sold all of them in the early 2000s. That was one of our nicest rentals, with a fully dug out basement on the south side, and a darkroom and additional bedroom in the basement on the north side (the house had a doorway installed between the two dining rooms which was a common conversion for single-family use; we walled it off so we could rent out both sides). On the two-story "A" houses, we had the swamp cooler permanently installed in the window at the top of the stairway. Why? These windows were located directly above the back-door porch, so one could use a short ladder and then stand on the porch roof to service the units (one had to be careful of the overhead electrical lines coming up to the house at that same point). Then most of the cooling air could be directed straight down the stairs, with part of the register grille turned to direct some of the air towards the upstairs hallway. In the winter we would tape a plastic cover over the front of the unit to keep as much of the cold air from getting in. On the single-story "B" houses, we had the wood stand supporting the cooler as Larry described, with the cooler installed in one of the bedroom windows. These units we would push back from the window during the winter since that was better than trying to seal off the front of the unit and leaving it in place. As Larry described, it was typical to have a tap on the outdoor faucet (they used to make faucets with this provision - I haven't seen them in the stores recently) for a 1/4" copper pipe which was routed along the outside of the house and then up to the unit. There were two types of water systems used: the simpler and lower-cost single-pass units, and the high- falutin' ones with a recirculating pump. On the single-pass units, the 1/4" water line ran to a control valve that was on the front panel of the cooler inside the house, so the user had to manually turn on and off the water. This valve then fed water to drip troughs above the evaporative media panels. On the bottom of the cooler was a male hose thread to which a standard garden hose was attached to drain out the excess water - this we routed out to the yard and we would move the end of the house around every now and again in order to water the back yard grass. On the recirculating units (more expensive and more maintenance), the 1/4" water line ran to a float valve inside the cooler which maintained about 3" of water in the bottom of the cooler at all times. When the cooler was turned on, an electric pump directed water from the pan to the troughs at the top. These units had no drain line, and the water had to be emptied (or not) at the end of the season. The downside to the recirculating units was that the water could get pretty dirty and musty after sitting for some time, as incoming dirt/dust/pollen would get trapped by the media and then washed down into the pan where it built up. My job was to clean out the units at the beginning of the season, connect the water line, lube the oil cups on the motor and fan bearings, and then winterize them at the end of the season. The copper water line had to be disconnected at the faucet and then the valve opened at the top in order to drain the water out of the line so it wouldn't freeze over the winter. Yes, I did have to replace a few sections of copper pipe that had split open over the winter! You also had to route the line so it didn't have any low spots in it that would hold the water. You learn these things the hard way, but then you also remember them (I still remember being fascinated as a kid that ice could split open a METAL pipe and I recall saving a split- open piece for several years in my brass-fitting coffee can). Believe it or not, we were still using swamp coolers into the early 1990s! I had one at the "B" house that I was renting from my dad after college when I worked out on the Hanford site. In most cases, our renters had actually purchased their own window A/C units by that time (which worked better and didn't humidify the inside air - in fact, they did the opposite). My dad kept rents fairly low so we had long-term tenants who didn't mind that expense. -John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Dennis HAMMER ('64) "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84), Grant RICHARDSON ('01) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky RULON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Fall Dust Storm A friendly reminder to those of you who want to put an article in our Club 40 Fall Dust Storm... Saturday, November 7th is the deadline Send to get it to Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), our Editor!! Any comment is welcome... well, nice ones we look for... let us know what you are doing instead of coming to our September meeting celebration! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President - 2015-2016 *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Housing To: "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) Thanks for filling in the details. I did not go into them much as I always end up writing too long a piece anyway. But you had it right anyway. I never lived on Long street. But I did live in the other side of your folks "B" with my 2 girls. We moved so they could turn the "B" into a single unit. The only thing I remember about you is your calling a hammer a nanu. You mother was always saying "John don't nanu the door" or the table, or what ever you were beating on with that toy nanu. Please give my kindest regards to your parents. (Vince and Mary if memory serves me...) -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ On a cold wet night in So. Tacoma. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Swamp Coolers When we were with my son and daughter-in-law in Gardnerville, NV, she showed me a modern "swamp cooler", it was a totally indoor unit about the size of a narrow bedside table. She told me it cools the air and adds humidity, as Gardnerville is high dessert. Funny, I hadn't heard that term in ages, and she used it, and then Larry MATTINGLY ('60) brought it up in the Sandstorm. I didn't ask her how it works, if she has to add water, or anything. Re: Fall Color After a thankfully uneventful flight (2 actually) we arrived back in Hope, IN to see the end of the fall color!! Talked to my brother, Roy CROSS ('65) last night, and he said the fall color in the Tri-cities is great this year. He's looking forward to going to see Terry DAVIS ('65) in a local play soon!! Our kitty and both of us were glad to sleep in our own bed last night, before we head out for a marathon drive to Junalaska, North Carolina to see a friend get the national Denman Award for his lifetime of evangelism as a layman, not a pastor. Harry has led and or funded (as a contract engineer) and been on more mission trips than both Warren and me. As I write this I'm watching the History 2 channel about if Meriwether Lewis was murdered or not. That's how they are spelling it on TV, but I don't think that is right. they didn't prove it either way. I think he was murdered. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Swamp Coolers One thing I really loved about swamp coolers was the smell of new excelsior pads when they were first wet and the air came through them into the house. Too bad that only lasted for what? about two days? I did not grow up in Richland but none of my friends whose houses I visited in the summer had air conditioning or even swamp coolers except one. One friend's mother had a beauty shop she ran out of a small building in their back yard. She had a little portable unit about like a portable heater. You had to pour the water into it when it got low. I was fascinated by it. It was not until summer of 1960 when they were tearing down the flour mill my dad worked at we got a swamp cooler. He salvaged an old one that the pad holders were missing and they had been using it just as a fan. It looked in terrible shape. Let's say my dad was thrifty (I think his patron saint was Jack Benny). He fixed it up with me as his helper. It had a blade fan instead of a squirrel cage and was missing one of the pieces at the back corner running from the top to the bottom. He got a used piece of aluminum sheet and we bent it to fit. Bought some 1/2" square mesh "hardware cloth" and made pad holders with one piece on either side of the excelsior and used wire to tie the three pieces together. It did not have a pump to recirculate the water so had to put a hose on the drain and water the lawn with it. The copper tubing for water supply was also salvaged from the flour mill and was used for poison gas when at times they shut down and fumigated the flour mill. That thing looked terrible, but it worked. I don't know what happened to it. It moved to Richland with us and sometime down the road dad bought a bigger used squirrel cage cooler. I still have a bunch of that copper tubing and brass fittings for it. I did pretty much the same thing myself. First summer after the Navy wife's mother gave us one she had which had been sitting on the ground for some time. The bottom had been rusted through. Someone gave me some, I think he called it, "underwater putty." I used that to fix the rusted spots. It had a pump setup that I have still never another like. The pump sat next to the squirrel cage housing and was pushed away from it by a spring. The pulley on the fan shaft had an extra flange on it and the top of the pump shaft had what looked like a little pulley with an o-ring on it which ran against that flange. I had to fabricate two taps to mount that pump to the bottom of the cooler because they had rusted too much to be used and pop rivet and seal them to the bottom. A few years later I changed it for a pump with a motor in it and was sorry I did. I painted it with Ford blue engine paint and installed it in the "B" house dining room window and left the front bedroom window part way open. I was working swing shift at FFTF at the time and plugged it into a light timer so it went off after we went to sleep and had it come on before I woke up. I always heard that timer click and then heard the blind hit the window screen. They do put a lot of moisture into the house; if you have a bag of potato chips they get to feel a bit soggy and don't crunch when you bite one. I always liked swamp coolers, their neat, you can see them working, they are easy to understand, they cost less to run, and I can fix them. Now days when I have heat pump problems all I can do is call the repair shop and say, "The AC is broke." and prepare myself for writing a big check. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Back in the days when we used swamp coolers, we also had nine planets. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) Re: Old paddle from a Richland school found in Kennewick house I'm sure that the Sandstorm readers could shed some additional light on this! When I was in wood shop at Chief Joe (both in 7th and 9th grades, so 1977-'78 and 1979-'80), the assistant principal, Mr. Barnard, was still using these paddles (with great effect, I might add - I felt much less likely to get beat up on the playground with him on the beat). In fact, he actually broke one during its use! During one of my two years in wood shop class we made a replacement paddle, made from 3/4" thick hard maple, complete with lightening holes drilled through it (also so it could pass through the air faster, we figured) which was an improvement on the basic design. We used the broken paddle as a template, and I don't recall seeing any names on it. -John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Grant RICHARDSON ('01) Re: Baseball Field My name is Grant Richardson and I am entering my 4th year as the head baseball coach at Richland High School. I took on the project of renovating our baseball field in hopes of giving our players something they can be proud of. This spring I secured several volunteers and work donations from local businesses to renovate our baseball field. It has not been easy and has not come without problems. Working with a budget of almost nothing we have done some good things. I am looking for financial donations from Bomber supporters to help finish our project. I am to the point of rebuilding our dugouts and have an engineer volunteering his time to make the drawings. I have help coming from a few local businesses for some materials and labor. Bomber Baseball needs the help of alumni to finalize this project. I would appreciate your assistance in relaying this message through the Sandstorm. To make a donation you can contact me directly or Bomber Boosters, attention Bomber Baseball. Thank you for your support. -Grant RICHARDSON ('01), RHS Head Baseball Coach ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 2013 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57), David DOUGLAS ('62) Donna BOWERS ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Lesley WOOD ('66), "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WEAVER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack CLARK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie SMYTH ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Someone, a few days ago, lamented the more Bombers weren't "tripping down Memory Lane" with submissions to Alumni Sandstorm. I was contemplating my "wild youth" days, and remembered an episode from early summer 1951.... I hung around with mostly the '51 crowd rather than my own class ('52) for reasons I've never figured out. Among them were Josephine "Jo" GIBSON, Lou Ann LEE (whom I dated for over a year), and Richard L. "Dick" MEYER. All 4 of us were in the local CAP cadet program, 3 of us having learned to fly. Jo's folks had purchased a nice new '51 Mercury 2 door, one of the "dream cars" of the time. Both of Jo's folks worked, and one summer day Jo, Dick MEYER and I decided to take the car (unbeknownst to her folks) to the apple orchard country west of Yakima, where Lou Ann and her family had relocated right after she graduated. So we disconnected the speedometer (and odometer) so no miles were "racked up", and headed off on our way. I was driving through Union Gap when we were pulled over for speeding (though I had no idea what our speed was!). Luckily, the young police officer gave me a warning and sent us on our way. After picking Lou Ann up, we drove on to Ellensburg up the Yakima River canyon. Oops! Time kinda got away from us, and we realized we needed to HURRY to get the car back to Jo's house before her folks got home from work. So we drove like crazy - dropped Lou Ann off, roared on into Richland, parked the car carefully in front of Jo's house on Wilson Street, and reconnected the speedometer cable. Much to our dismay, the front of the shiny new car was covered with bugs, so we hastily washed the insects off. Meanwhile, the radiator kept making those "popping" noises common to cars of the day as they cooled down. But our luck held... Jo's folks apparently didn't discover our escapade. All I can think now is how lucky we were - no ticket, no accident, nothing else to "tip our hand". I have no idea where Jo GIBSON is, if she's still alive. She married a fellow whose last name was Woods, lived in Seattle for awhile. Lou Ann ended up in California somewhere. Dick MEYER and I have kept in touch over the years, and renewed our friendship after we both retired from the military - he was a brigadier general (O-7), I was a captain (O6). Sadly, Dick is losing his battle with brain cancer and is in a care facility in Austin, TX. Ah, for the good ole days!!!!! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ now living in Richland again in my declining years..... *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Paddle First, to clarify things, it is wrong to refer to the object in question as a paddle. It should more properly be referred to as the board education, which, when firmly applied to the seat of learning, raises the grade curve. Besides it hurts the teacher more than the student. I may also have a bridge for sale. Second, what with his penchant for "crashing", I am surprised not to see the Junior Gyrene's name on the board. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for a wet weekend with possible snow in the mountains (maybe as low as pass levels). *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Swamp coolers All this talk about the old swamp coolers but no one mentioned how bad they affected people like me with hay fever. They brought in the air that was full of pollen and really increased the suffering for folks like me with hay fever problem. The real blessing came when the new air conditioners were developed they really decreased the suffering. -Floyd MELTON ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Swamp Coolers My parents' ranch house on Birch near Duportail had a swamp cooler. It worked quite well, and the humidity was a plus. I've always assumed my dad bought it, rather than coming with the house. When I left home my dad installed an A/C unit. And they bought an electric dishwasher. Don't know why they waited until I went off to college to get the dishwasher. Maybe because my two younger brothers were too young (Jim DOUGLAS ('72) was 11 years younger and Marc DOUGLAS ('76) was 15 years younger). I not only knew how to wash dishes, but wash and dry clothes as well, since I had no sisters. Once when my parents went on vacation without me (I refused to go back to Arkansas after an argument with an aunt and uncle over segregation), I even repaired the dryer when it quit drying. I seldom have anything to write about, but I read the Alumni Sandstorm every day. Thank you, Maren. Sorry I don't know my brothers' graduation years. [It's OK, David... I know their graduation years and added them for you in your entry.. -Maren] -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where we had a couple of policeman standing on the sidewalk right in front of our house holding rifles yesterday. I called the police department and was told they were looking for a road rage suspect and suggested we stay inside the house. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62), My great Uncle was Walker "Meriweather Lewis" Smith, he was a decendant of Meriweather Lewis' sister, as M. Lewis never married and he carried the name forward. The family was proud of their Virginia heritage. When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with his name because of the history, so I asked him about it. He. Said that M. Lewis was not well treated by history and that the family did not agree with what was said. When living in St. Louis, I wanted to find out more, so I read a couple of books on him. The 1st one was Thomas Danisi's 1st book that drew into question prior stories about M. Lewis death, and probably the basis for the recent TV program you saw. It was about the intrigue between the Spanish Catholics and the French Catholics and Thomas Jefferson (over who owned the parts of the Louisiana Purchase and whether an uprising could still change things w/various Southern Senators backing the factions). He was purported to be on his way to Jefferson with proof when he was waylaid and killed by a spy of one of the Senators (The proof is dumped and is in such disarray, no one can decipher it). This same man (Danisi) almost immediately writes another book on M. Lewis which is a complete retraction of that book, and calls it "Uncovering the Truth of M. Lewis." He debunks the first book entirely. In this book, Danisi uses much research to show that in the intrigue of the times, M. Lewis becomes sick, the doctors could not treat him and he goes to a traveler's home on his way back to Virginia and commits suicide. Knowing that M. Lewis was a personal family friend of Thomas Jefferson (and also his Sec. and greatly relied upon by Jefferson) and also knowing that my Uncle represented a fine, upstanding family, some of the writing that is negative about M. Lewis does not ring true to me. Just does not compute. Having lived in St. Louis for over 30 yrs, I think there is more that is missing to this story. Clark is treated with great respect here, but M. Lewis is more obscured/less revered, but, of course, he was an outsider, brought in to govern over St. Louis at a very unsettled time. Danisi has done much research to write the second book, so it is supposed to be the definitive truth. My Uncle was a fine, upstanding man, very truthful. An Apple does not fall far from the tree. You would probably need to read both books and more to make up you own mind, but History is always in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? And sometimes history is used for other purposes, as in entertainment. -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ having a beautiful fall in St. Louis, MO *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I remember it well it was a Tuesday and I wuz wearin' my best shirt... not sure what that has ta do with anything... I remember Tony HARRAH ('65) used to say something like that when he was talkin' about something inna past... when talking about some of our "best ideas" he'd say "we wuz all likered up... "... funny what we remember... well the curtain goes up inna few minutes and Terry DAVIS ('65) will be back on a Richland stage... just like the ol' Tom Sawyer dayz... when you read this those who went opening nite will have your reviews... he was one excited kid when we taalked off and on today (yesterday)... As I mentioned on Face Book... Terry's best friend from St. Elsewhere, Eric Laneuville, is flying in today (today) from L.A. just to see Terry in the play... now that's friendship... not to belabor the point but speaking of friendship, Chuck LOLLIS ('64) and I met and became fast friends on this little rag several years ago... without making a big deal of it... I just want to say THANK YOU CHUCK right here right now for your friendship... you da man! Now today we honor a Bomber-birthday-babe I met some while ago when introduced in Las Vegas, by Gus KEENEY ('57)... we had lunch together and I ain't fergot what a great babe she is... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) on your special day, November 7, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lesley WOOD Nelson ('66) Re: Birthday boy, Ed WOOD ('62) Happy Birthday to my brother Ed, whom I actually call Edward, having been dissuaded long ago from calling him Eddie anymore. What great memories though, those Eddie years of our childhood together. Seventy one years young! -Lesley WOOD Nelson ('66) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) Re: Housing & swamp coolers To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Thanks for the correction on which house you lived in, and I never knew that I called a hammer a "nanu" either! My parents bought the Marshall Ave. house in 1967 when I was two years old. Do you remember what year you moved out? I know that my grandparents showed up in 1970s to help us really get going on the remodeling, but I can't remember how long before that you moved out. Fun trivia (probably boring for everybody else): do you remember the starburst linoleum in the large bedroom? That was my room, and we never got around to remodeling that room for the entire time we owned the house. That same flooring was still there when my parents sold the house back in the mid- 2000s (my memory is so bad now that I can't even remember dates from ten years ago now, but I blame that on having kids now, ha ha). I'll pass your hellos onto my dad (good memory on their names BTW) - my mom passed away in 2010 from Parkinson's +some unspecified dementia disease, at the too-young age of 68. I'm only 18 years away from that - time will tell if I got those genes and/or the cancer ones from my dad's side of the family. Regarding the swamp coolers and the excelsior pads - we were really, er, "thrifty" with our swamp coolers as well and would reuse those pads for several years. My dad did buy an entire roll of replacement material from Trustworthy Hardware which we kept in our back yard shed. I remember replacing pads only once or twice in about ten years. I think we still had the rest of that roll of material when we cleaned out the shed about ten years ago. I remember that there were several different types of media - some were made from several layers of perforated paper, some were straw-like with natural media, and later they developed a similar-looking material made from plastic or the like. -John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** 2013 Bomber Memorial >>Ted FAUBERT ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Ken HEMINGER ('56), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Bill SCOTT ('64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dona McCLEARY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Spencer HOUCK ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) Re: Board of Education The talk of the paddle reminded me of my time at John Ball in North Richland. There were times when I and one or two of my cohorts were led down to the gym by Mr. Harding who incidentally was my favorite teacher of all time. Once there we were informed of the reason we were there, and the consequences of our actions. We were then told to grab the ankles. We then received a swift swat with a ping pong paddle. At that point we fought back the tears but they were as big as road apples and hard to do. All in all, Mr. Harding was a great teacher; he didn't take any guff but was fair. He was again one of my teachers at Chief Jo. I have often wondered what ever happened to him, and if anyone has any info as to whatever became of him, I'd appreciate hearing from them. I went into the military in 1955 and pretty much lost track of all my old friends. -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, Mt. Temp 58 *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Social Event of the Season Before the list of Breakfast with Santa venues is published, it's time to get everyone committed to attending what has to our almost 30th annual Gold Medal Class of '63 Marching Caroling and Chowder Society Christmas Gala and Red Sweater Cotillion in Olympia on December 5th. As per usual, Brother Leo has again put his reputation on the line and promised the matre d' at the River's Edge Restaurant that our deportment will no longer be an issue this year. DATE: December 5th TIME: We'll again muster at 10:00am WHERE: Rivers Edge Restaurant at the Tumwater Golf Course Entries for the much coveted "Frank Whiteside World's Most Lamest Excuse Oscar" need to be received before the pies are out of the oven on the 26th November Put it down on your calendars in ink and we look forward to seeing you. Frank Osgard Sunshine Committee Conscience -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Swamp Coolers We had a big swamp cooler in the basement of our "E" house on Jadwin. I don't think it came with the house. Dad was quite the handyman in those days, and I think he installed it. It was hooked into the heating vent system of the house, so it could blow cool air into all the rooms upstairs. I don't really recall getting any noticeable relief from it. When we built our new house out on Davison in '62, it didn't have a/c either, so the only a/c we ever had growing up was a block of wood in the window. On another note, November First I finally gave up and cut down my giant tomato plant that had reached over five feet high. Collected a final bunch of tomatoes that are now turning red in our kitchen. The final tally: I picked 99 tomatoes, and left at least a dozen little ones on the vine, and the blasted thing was still putting out yellow blossoms for more when I cut it down. Too bad they were all quite small. But very tasty! Bill Scott (writing as B J Scott) Angel of the Gold Rush Angel's Daughter Legacy of Angels Light On A Distant Hill The Rail Queen Profiles and excerpts of all my books and read my blog at -Bill SCOTT ('64) ~ from beautiful Sherwood Oregon, where I bet the fall colors almost rival New Hampshire. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Swamp coolers and hay fever I too have hay fever. I started having it just a month or two before moving to Richland, I have heard people call the Tri- Cities the "allergy capitol of the world." A year or two or three after moving to Richland I was at someone's house for an evening who had air conditioning and my hay fever seemed to clear up while I was there. I told my parents about it and soon after dad bought a used air conditioner from someone he worked with. We ran a wire from the breaker box in the back of the basement of the "B" house to the front window so we would have 220 to run it. Come bedtime parents wanted to shut it off; I wanted to leave it on and said I thought they bought it for my hay fever. It was left on, but soon after mom got up and shut it off. I got up and closed my door to try to preserve the air quality I had in my room. Parents complained it was too noisey and dad took it back the next day. I don't think it was any louder than any other average air conditioner and they didn't even give it a chance; we only used it for maybe six hours. Boy, was I mad about that! However, in these past 55 years, (and I can only speak for myself) it has not seemed to matter if it is swamp coolers or air conditioners hay fever seems to be about the same for me. Anytime I found a pill that helped it only worked for about a week, except one summer I got some from the VA that really knocked it out all summer long and I only took them once a day instead of twice like I was supposed to, but the next year they didn't work at all. Once, instead of buying one of those little HEPA filter units I bought a box fan and a high efficiency filter and duct taped it to the back of the fan. I thought I would have a big pollen catching filter aimed at the head of my bed; didn't help a bit. The most effective treatment I have found for hay fever is join the Navy, not a lot of pollen out on the ocean. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ I have said for years when I retired I was going to move to the coast where the prevailing wind is blowing off the ocean, but here I am, still in the "allergy capitol of the world." *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Dick WIGHT's ('52) entry about taking a car without permission, reminded me of when I was a Junior at Col-Hi and Carol WILEY Wooley ('63) "stole" her dad's car... she had told her mom she was sick so stayed home from school... I get a note in class saying to come to the office,,, my mom is on the phone... Carol did a good imitation of "my mom"... she got both me and Barb MEYER ('63) out of class... met us in front of the school and off we went on an adventure of epic proportions... *grin*... we knew we couldn't stay in Richland... drove to Yakima... we weren't smart enough to disable the odometer but don't think her dad ever bothered to check it since we didn't get caught. We were back home before school was over so that we could be dropped off at school and walk home... Carol lived around the corner from me so no way could she drive me home plus she had to get the car back into the garage before her dad got home... he would get home before her mom. First and only time I "played hooky"... and just "knew" I'd get caught since my mom always seemed to know what I was doing... must have had a guardian angel that day cause she never knew till years later when I told her. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ weather is getting colder in Kuna, ID and weather-guessers are saying we could get snow, late Sunday or early Monday... MY kind of weather *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What is wuz, wuz football Well that ain't gonna work... for anyone who ever heard me speak of sports... you know that's a bigger fatter lie than being captured by pirates... wait maybe I could tie that in to the shores of Tripoli... make it a "Marine thing"... people question it and I just say: "It's a Marine thing... you wouldn't understand... " but who would back me up??? Nobody... hmmmmm... well I ain't got no big oornge drink so the football thing is definitely out... I couldn't drink a big oornge drink... the truth? Ahh geez... not sure 'bout the truth... you can't handle the truth... no... I can't handle the truth... truth is I'm stupud, dumb, iggerent, hay-wired and just down right dim witted... so when I write my yellow stickies, I try... try to keep same day b-days onna same line... often there's just too many letters involved to make that werk... yesterday, when I checked my stickie I saw there would be two more b-days today... wrong... there were three more but they were for the same day... I mean the other day I also managed to miss Dickie RHODES ('65) and found out I been spellin' his first name wrong since second grade!!!!!!!!!!!... so the truth is I screwed up and shoulda wished Dan HAGGARD ('57), Jimmy WEAVER ('64) and Julie SMYTH ('69 I don't do that WB stuff) a very Haaaaaaaaaaaappy Birthday but I read my stickie wrong... and that's the way it is! [All on the 7th] -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: More on Swamp Coolers The discussion on swamp coolers brings back many fond memories. My Dad, the chemical engineer by education turned nuclear engineer by OJT, was quite clever with a washing machine motor. As a young kid on Sanford in a prefab we had one of those wringer type washing machines (remember those?) that something went amiss with the machine but not the motor. My Dad took the motor from the washer and mounted it on a reel lawn mower, so for a time we had an electric reel mower. I don't remember if it was before or after moving to a ranch house on Birch, but at sometime the washer motor went from the mower to the swamp cooler mounted in the bathroom window of the ranch house. I believe that the old washer motor and swamp cooler served us well for many years at the Birch house. To: David DOUGLAS ('62), Mesa AZ (a neighbor!) Where about on Birch were you guys? We were half-way down the block from Duportail at 415 Birch from about '58 to '68. I don't recall the Douglas' but I should because our Mom was a Douglas from Eastern Montana. -Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Tempe, AZ where it is a gorgeous sunny 78. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Mike MILLS ('57) David DOUGLAS ('62), Ed WOOD ('62) Leoma COLES ('63), Ray KELLY ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Karl SOEHNLEIN ('68) Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou DeMEYER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick BOEHNING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kandy SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael JACKSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERCE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SCHILDKNECHT ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill SCOTT & Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From:Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I know I'm in the same boat with "Tooter" ('65) when it comes to being a bit forgetful. This time, however, I know I'm in real trouble. So much so, that one of my favorite Bomber Babes may sic her biker husband on me. But, then again, he is one of the younger Bombers and has learned to respect his elders, so I may be safe. It is with the humblest apologies that I tip the ol' propeller beanie and offer up a sincere "Happy Birthday!" to Bomber Babe and fellow classmate, Dona McCLEARY ('54) a whole day late. Just don't be too hard on me for my forgetfulness. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rain continues and the mountains hopefully get a good dusting of snow. Kinda hard to see cuz the clouds are so low *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike MILLS ('57) Re: Mr. Harding To: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) He was one of my all time favorites, too. He was my math teacher at Chief Jo. I also remember being on the wrong end of the paddle! Last I heard of him he was serving as superintendent of The Marysville School District, just North of Everett. But this info is about ten years old. -Mike MILLS ('57) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Bruce STRAND ('69) ~ Tempe, AZ We lived at 412 Birch, from at least 1945 to way past when I left for college in '62. My younger brothers graduated from Col-Hi and our mother lived there through the 1980s, until she moved to an assisted living center in Kennewick. Our neighbors on the Duportail side of us were the Tuckers (Merton ('58) and Ronnie ('60) were my older brother's age) and later the Wiltons. Don't recall who was on the other side of us. Penny Parker lived on the corner of Duportail and Birch, and I remember playing Annie, Annie Over with her. We played Kick the Can with all the kids in the neighborhood, often until 10pm in the evening. The only family I recall on the 'odd' side of the street was the Burnetts, the first family with children my age to move into our brand new subdivision. Dawna Kay BURNETT ('62) was in my class. I played with her until I found Maryanne DURFEY ('62) over on Cottonwood. I have a story about Dawna Kay's older brother, William BURNETT ('61-RIP). I don't know how he got the reputation, but he was considered a bully in the neighborhood by some of us elementary-age kids. My older brother Walker DOUGLAS ('57), with Merton and Ronnie, concocted a drink using Kool-Aid and every hot spice, sauce, etc., they could find in the kitchen. They took it to William and fed him a line about how they invented a new drink using their chemistry sets and wanted to try it out on him. He was gullible enough to fall for it and took a drink. He never bothered us again. To be fair, William had a very good reputation in high school - he was elected a cheerleader, breaking the females' monopoly on that office. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Kihei car show We just came back from dinner in Wailea, celebrating my 71st. On the way back to the condo we stopped at a car show put on by local motor heads in a shopping center parking lot. Three Studebakers and not a Toyota in sight. What do you make of that? And speaking of Studebakers, I remember the swamp cooler we mounted over the back window of Dad's 1949 Studebaker. It was literally a life saver on road trips to Arizona in the summertime. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO Vacationing on the Maui beach and headed to the up country tomorrow *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Re: '63 HoopLa Coming Soon Wish I could join the class of '63 in Olympia on December 5th, but I will be on my way to sunny California to visit my son and his family for a week! Maybe next year, if I ever really retire!! *LOL* I'm sure it will be an awesome time for you guys... please post pictures!! Thanks. -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR with chilly air and sprinkles today. :-) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ray KELLY ('63) Re: Board of Education To: Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) I remember having Mr. Harding apply the "Board of Education" to my "Seat of Knowledge" at Chief Jo after being caught fighting with another student after school. It wasn't a ping pong paddle, either, as I recall, but a full length piece of lumber with holes. My parents followed that up with some further punishment at home; that's how it worked in those days. I don't believe they even thought of complaining to the school that I was treated roughly or unfairly! How times have changed. By the way, that was not the only spat I qualified for during my school career, but I think (hope) I turned out alright. My 7th grade teacher Mrs. Fellows might disagree, since she once kicked me out of English class for diagramming a sentence upside down at the board. Yes, I was a little snot like that at times... [Upside down?!? How brilliant!!! -Maren] -Ray KELLY (Gold Medal Class of '63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bruce STRAND ('69) Re: washing machine motors My parents had an old wringer washing machine that was green with round corrugated sides. I think it was older than any I had seen in early '50s, I had certainly never seen anything like it. They moved west when I was eight months old in a '37 Chevy coupe, so they didn't bring much with them. They did have some stuff shipped later. I was told that it did not have an electric motor originally, it had a gas motor. We did not have electricity on the farm (not that I was old enough to remember that) so I am guessing the washing machine was one thing that was shipped. Whether shipped or bought later it was changed to an electric motor. They bought a Sears Kennmore in I think 1955 and it was used until 1998. Dad kept it going and shortly before he died in '97 mom said he had come back from Sears and said he would not be able to get any more parts for it. When I moved her back to the Tri-Cities I found some of the new parts he had bought to have on hand. I have worked on it. The engineering is simple, straight forward, and built like a Sherman tank. It worked just as good as the one I bought in 1973 and both worked better than the front loader that came with the house I bought. Anyway, their new automatic washer had a "suds saver" on it. You could set it so that after the clothes were washed the water was pumped to a separate tub while the rinse water went down the drain. Then for the next load it sucked the water out of the tub to use in the wash cycle. When I told my wife or anyone else about it they say something like, "Y-u-u-uck, you mean you washed the clothes with dirty water!?!" My dad took the ringer off the old machine and all the mechanical stuff so it had just the legs and tub and used it for the suds saver. The "B" house had double deep sinks so the old machine was left when we moved. He saved that electric motor, but I can't remember if he used it for anything other than once when our '62 Chevy had a dead battery and him and I put a belt from the generator to the electric motor which we held on the fender by hand, with precautions to keep from scratching the paint. It worked, and I think he bought a battery charger shortly after. I have that electric motor now, but the only thing I have used it for is I put a buffing wheel on it and used it to polish the stainless steel trim on my '57 Olds convertible when I painted it. I remember seeing a gas powered reel lawn mower when I was a kid. I have mowed a few yards with push reel mowers. Dad had one--sure am glad he bought an electric mower before I got old enough to do the lawn mowing. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ May be a rambling post that no one is interested in, but it will make sure we don't have another "Sandstorm ~ NOT" tomorrow and in a worst case scenario at least I can read my own post. A day without the Sandstorm is like a day without Sunshine. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I won't tell Thanks to our Editor in Bomber-babe ('63 and '64) I was able to watch the sub-subject of my post from the 6th... ["What is was, Was Football" Andy Griffith -Maren] had I watched it before I posted I would have confirmed I misspelled Aarnge drink... it was playing it in my head and could hear the A rather than an O... but took a chance... arrrrrrrrgh... well so far the reviews have been magnificent on the play which makes my life nice and easy... no gut wrenching calls or anything and from what people have said the cast was all great... I was so very glad Terry's ('65) St. Elsewhere bud was there Saturday night and I've posted a photo on face book... I'm not very good at "editing" photos and have never learned how to use photo shop tho I can tell you I have tried like crazy... all I've done is frustrate myself... but who cares cuz we gots some '63 Gold Medal kids up today... now I can be fairly safe on their ages, but then ya never really know... I mean our concierge, Leo WEBB ('63) jumped a year on us the other day so I won't take the same chance as i did yesterday with Big aarnge drink... These two are two that I always look for when I'm around old Medal kids (not that I don't look for others) and am so very glad to call them friends... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kandy SMITH ('63) and Dick BOEHNING ('63) on your special day, November 11, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) Re: Review of "Ordinary People" I attended the Richland Players' production of "Ordinary People" tonight. Terence Knos, aka Terry DAVIS ('65) was very effective as Dr. Berger. And there were a lot of folks from the class of '65 in the audience to enjoy Terry's homecoming. Thanks to David RIVERS' ('65) heads up, I was able to look for Eric Laneuville and talk to him during the intermission, too. Terry helped to fill the auditorium, which never happens for "serious" plays in the Tri-Cities. Everyone contributing to the production is to be lauded. It will be on for 2 more weekends - try very hard to get tickets. -Patti McLAUGHLIN Cleavenger ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Karl SOEHNLEIN ('68) Re: Swamp Coolers I grew up in ranch house near the corner of Cedar & Swift. As a kid I couldn't wait for dad to hook up our swamp cooler. It was installed in the bathroom window, and worked very well until everyone extended their bathroom visits and kept the bathroom door closed and locked. Now fast forward 50+ years. Last year my wife Lyn DREHER ('69) and I bought a older mobile home in a senior park in Mesa, AZ. (both our kids and grandkids live in the Queen Creek area South of Mesa) It had been upgraded including central heat & air, but still had a swamp cooler on the roof. We called a local a/c company to come out, remove it and cap it. When the gentleman took a look at it, he said it was still in great shape and with a new set of pads it would be usable. He had lived in Arizona all his life and gave us the run down on cooling and energy costs. He told us the swamp cooler works great until the temp get into the low 100s or during the monsoon season, and is a lot cheaper to operate than the central air. We had him service it, and he was correct on all accounts. It's amazing how some low tech non computer controlled devices still work as well as they did in the '40s. -Karl SOEHNLEIN ('68) and Lyn DREHER Soehlein ('69) ~ Mesa AZ where the weather is gorgeous, but we're headed back to our home in San Antonio, TX where it will take a while to adjust to the humidity *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) 30-16 Bama over Tigers! Roll Tide Roll! (Sorry Maren) [I don't think you're sorry at all... not one little bit. GEAUX TIGERS! -Maren] -Mike DALEN ('72) ~ from Huntsville Alabama in the beautiful Tennessee Valley *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Jim ANDERSEN ~ Class of 1974 ~ 1956 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/15 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Ken HEMINGER ('56) Mary ROSE ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Marie RUPPERT ('63), Gary BEHYMER ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene CONLEY ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl DVORAK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike ROWE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee SHIPMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred MEEKS ('73) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From:Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 Fall Dust Storm Members... or non members... we still need more articles for the Fall publication of Club 40 Dust Storm. Surely, some of you have a comment or two!! Go ahead and send them to Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), our Editor. She's working on it now!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ from a sometimes rainy Tri-Cities... Nice 50s weather today *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Mr Harding - My Request Thanks to Mike MILLS ('57) and Ray KELLY ('63) for the update on Mr. Harding. At least now I have some sense of what happened to him. I also had Mr. Harding for math at Chief Jo. He would use me at times to illustrate a math problem, and it usually resulted in providing a wrong answer. Yup, I can say I turned out OK too. Things were different back then and so much better in my opinion. The PC crowd has perty much devastated all that was good back then. I need to jump off my box as I get riled just thinking about it.. Bomber Cheers.. -Ken HEMINGER ('56wb) ~ Great Falls, MT. temp 37 *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) Judy CAMERON, you beautiful person... Happy Birthday [on 11/5]!! You don't look even close to being a '60 graduate, my friend!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! -Mary ROSE Tansy ('60) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Small (Bomber) World Imagine our surprise when introducing ourselves at a table of 6 at the Denman Awards banquet in Lake Junaluska, NC the young man across the table said, "I'm from Washington state." We, of course, said, "Really, where in Washington?" And he replied, "Richland." It was Greg OBERG ('67 I believe), as in quickly trying to see how we might have been connected we learned we both had attended CUP (Central United Protestant Church), but at different hours, and that he had been born 5 years after me. Oh, and that he had graduated with my husband's cousin, Linda BOHRINGER ('67). Not wanting to hog the conversation we gave up finding out more similarities in our thoughts of Richland. I say thought because Greg is a chiropractor who has moved away, but moved back, so he still lives in Richland. It was a nice evening, seeing our good friend, Harry Lyness get the award for evangelist of the year. Just wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the area (sort of a mini-Lake Chelan; but we had to drive back that night to Oldenburg, IN, as my husband was serving on an Emmaus Walk that weekend; fortunately we had good roads and almost 60 to drive in with little traffic, so the 6-1/2 hour drive wasn't bad at all. Adding this trip to our vacation out west, we have flown 4,000 miles and driven about 3,000 since October 19th when we began our vacation. The only other time I remember running into someone I knew from Richland was when Diane DAVENPORT ('62) and I ran into each other on a tour of The Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys. As Diane had graying hair, and I color mine (still do I admit), she looked older to me, which wasn't true. As it was in '96 or around then, we both were just over 50 then. sounds so young to me now, as we are now over 70, and feeling it as Ed WOOD ('62), also in our class, attested to in his comments on his birthday. Re: The 2 cute guys I left in Gardnerville, NV: my grandsons -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Greetings from Hope, IN where we are enjoying late fall with sunshine, the last of the color in the leaves, and it's suppose to almost make 70 today. Not bad for November, it had snowed before we left Gardnerville, NV on Wednesday, November 4th. I miss my grand kids, specially my chunky sweet 6 month old. If he keeps growing I won't be able to carry him, as at 20 pounds I couldn't walk with him for long. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I was at the high school today [11/9] to pick my granddaughter up for an appointment and while waiting for her to arrive I noticed that a wall across from the office has the names of RHS veterans with their graduation years hand printed on rectangles of paper and stuck to the wall. Also, hanging from the ceiling in the hallway are handmade banners of all of the wars. Rather impressive! Re: On another note The entry from Grant RICHARDSON ('01) a few days ago about needing funds to complete the baseball field is something we alumni need to get behind. Checks may be sent directly to the school noting the cause or you may contact Grant or the Bomber Boosters directly. I'll admit to wanting this to be the best season for Bomber baseball as it will be my grandson's last (senior) year at RHS. He's a pitcher and has already signed a letter of intent to go to University of Jamestown in Jamestown, ND to play baseball next year. A long way from home, but a good fit for him. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Tony, the Atomic Clown with Burt PIERARD ('56), Jon VEIGEL ('56) & Others I noted Jon VEIGEL ('56) because his family shared the other half of a Mahan "B" house with our family. Mr. & Mrs. Veigel (Walter 1905-1972) & Thelma (1903-1988), would 'baby sit' for my folks while they went dancing on Friday nights. Re: Swamp coolers and the like What many 'swamp coolers' had in common was that our Dads and relatives had come out of the depression as necessary 'Jack of all Trades'... Having little or no monies, they worked with what they, the neighbors, or friends might have in the garage or basement. When we moved from the "B" house to the "F" house on Hains in 1958, Dad took everything with him. Nothing was thrown out. By 1978 when my Mom could no longer manage the steps in the "F" house they moved to Kennewick... and 'the stuff' followed them. In 1992/1993 when they passed away I threw out or gave away pounds of used nails, 4 lawn mowers, paint brushes from the 1930s when he was a painter, and a blow torch that I remember was used to peel paint on the Southwest side of the "F" house in 1960. Our Dads continued to have great knowledge of most everything, without YouTube or Google. When Dutch Elm Disease hit our area, down came a very large elm tree in our yard. It was done so by a 64 year old Dad, a hand saw, along with some supervision from Mom. I'm sure many of you have similar family tales... time to share them (;-) -Gary BEHYMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: "Board Of Education" I never had the "privilege" of that particular form of education, but in 6th grade, at Spalding, Mr. Anderson was very fond of "dishing out" dictionary work for "talking in class" and since I was never one to be quiet, I would frequently be after school, writing down EVERY word, plus EVERY detail, on at least two pages (your punishment depended on how much talking you did)... usually took two hours, so would be late getting home from school... then, more punishment... one for being late, another for getting in trouble at school. my mom always seemed to know just what I had done, before I even had a chance to come up with an excuse for being late! think more kids could benefit from the type of education we received. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Uncle Sam's Misguided Children OK... we got two baseball greats today... as Bombers and in the big time... but I am duty bound to wish my fellow Marines a very Happy Birthday... I guess in a sense every Marine was born on November 10th... without Tun's Tavern there wouldn't be no Marines... I doubt any of us remembers our natural birth, but by golly not one of us will ever forget the day we stepped on them yellow footprints seeking to become a Marine. I say seeking because just stepping on the foot prints wasn't enough... ya hadda fer piece to go yet... some made it and some didn't, but if you made it through graduation... you are and always will be a Marine. I have no doubt that my blood is still on the sidewalk in Sand Diego where the DI decked me shortly after I got off the bus... I knew that HEIDLEBAUGH's ('65) explanation about swimming in sand was not quite the whole story, when shortly before I headed for MCRD I asked him what it was like... he still says: I just didn't know what to tell you... there were no words... "Marines don't have attitudes about being the few and the proud"... they just have pride... pride in Corps and pride in their fellow Marines... it's a family... we all claim relationship to Chesty tho many of us never met him... Kerry PITMAN ('65) met him and I know he won't forget it... much like meeting Jim MATTIS ('68)... something one doesn't forget... specially Mary Lou WATKINS ('63)... 'nuff said I have to make it thru the Christmas Chowder with Carol bash... now our Bomber-b-day guys are special to all of us... we are equally proud of them... one I only met once tho we corresponded for many years... he even donated an autographed baseball for R2K that Gary WEBB ('64) recalls well (Sorry Gar, they said it was an auction) the other was one of my neighborhood heroes and I've had the wonderful good fortune to come in contact with him again after many years... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gene CONLEY ('48) and Doug LUKENS ('62) on your special day, November 10, 2015!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies Lunch WHEN: Friday, November 13th, 2015 TIME: 12:00 - 2pm WHERE: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 1029 Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick Before everyone gets too stressed planning their Thanksgiving dinner or making their shopping list for the Black Friday Sales, this is to remind the wonderful Ladies of '65 that our monthly get-together lunch is this Friday - the 13th!! So, Ladies, mark your calendar and join your fellow Class of '65 Lady Bombers to share what's happened since we met last month and catch up on news and gossip! If you have any questions, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Marine Corps Birthday Happy Birthday, and Best Wishes to all you Marines. Semper Fi -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Marine Corps Birthday Happy 240th Birthday to my Marine Corps brothers and sisters. 240 years of tradition unhampered by progress. Still the most destructive fighting force known to man. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in finally cool Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/15 - VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers and Don Sorenson sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Rex HUNT ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ann BISHOP ('56), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Ann ENGEL ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Barb BELCHER ('72), Don Sorenson (NAB) 11/11 - VETERANS' DAY Coins on a soldier's grave: A coin left on a headstone lets the deceased soldier's family know that somebody stopped by to pay their respect. Leaving a penny means you visited. A nickel means you and the deceased soldier trained at boot camp together. If you served with the soldier, you leave a dime. A quarter is very significant because it means that you were there when that soldier died. BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JOHNSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted NETH ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ECKERT ('64) 70 in '15 BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Richland The uniqueness of Richland/Hanford is based on the diversity... So many people from so many different places with so much different backgrounds. There were people from every strata, Some highly educated, many not so much, forced to live in a barren place in the middle of nowhere that most of us found to be a paradise. The family dynamics were as diverse as the accents and drawls. Some had never left the farm till that major upheaval, I personally came from a small town in Central Louisiana. But my step dad had been employed by the government for several years when we were sent to Hanford. I had never had to make friends. I had grown up with neighbors and their kids and we just were friends. Richland offered a new concept both in the schools being so much MORE of everything. and we lived in a small trailer upon arrival. (what a shock to my system) to all the strange kids with strange ideas. New games, new places and the magnificent rivers. We had a shallow muddy bayou, about 20 feet wide except in flood time. So all of it was strange and wonderful. Mom and dad both worked, but mom kept a lot of her home upbringing. When a new family moved in near us, she made something for them to eat. As they busily unloaded their car, Mom took it over so they could feel a bit less lost. Well enough... just random thoughts. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ Hanford, CA *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) On this day of commemoration for the end of the "War to End All Wars", let me add my belated congratulations to The Corps on having lasted as long as they have (Harry Truman not withstanding). But we got more important things to take care of; like 4 birthdays and an anniversary (almost sounds like a movie title). The anniversary is that of Jerry Boyd ('52) and Patsy McGREGOR ('54). Don't know how long it has been, but good going guys! The birthdays celebrate on Bomber Babe and 3 guys who happen to be Bombers. I shall do this in order of appearance. The Bomber Babe in question is Bev COATES ('52). Next comes Jack SINDERSON ('53); followed by fellow classmate Bob JOHNSON ('54) and last (but not least) Ted NETH ('55). A quadruple tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" shout out to all of you on attaining another year. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the lull between monsoons doesn't seem be as long as it has been. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) To: Gary BEHYMER ('64) I lived at 1523 Mahan, across from Jack MOORMAN, until I joined the Women Marines in November, 1956. As for the "jack of all trades" dads, not my stepdad! I'm not sure Sam knew which end of a hammer was the working end, or how to use a drill (hand OR electric! He replaced the brakes on our car one time and had 'parts left over'... his comment? "Oh h***, they weren't necessary anyway". Give him a locomotive and he could tar that thing apart and put it back together again. I saw him sit at a crossing one time, listening to the diesel and KNEW that there was a problem, and what it was. He could look at a blueprint of one and tell you where every wire started and ended and what it was for. He was the first Diesel Electric Engineer trained by the Santa FE railroad. My folks left Richland in 1957 when Sam went to work for PanCanal and they moved to the Canal Zone in Panama. Seems like a "hunnert years" ago! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ~ Texarkana, AR *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Mr. Harding I also had Mr. Harding in math at Chief Joseph Jr. High and he saved my bacon, so to speak. When my parents finally got me to admit that I didn't understand math, they made me go to Mr. Harding and confess. He went the extra mile, stayed after school with me and tutored me until I finally got through my thick head how math worked and finally, "I got it!" Many years later when teaching microbiology, biology, anatomy/physiology and Introductory pathology at the community college level I found myself spending numerous hours after school, or even on weekends, tutoring several students at a time to help them get over the hurdles of brain block on challenging subjects. I have Mr. Harding as one of the most worthwhile examples of putting students first in helping students who just don't initially get it! Thank you. Mr. Harding. -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 Last weekend was the West Richland Veterans' Day Parade and today (the 11th) is the anniversary of the end of the First World War which is now the day when we honor all veterans. This coming weekend is when we can get together to celebrate a good time and conversation with old and new friends that are Richland Bombers of any age. WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 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.) Hope to see you there. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) All this talk about where we lived has brought back great memories but also I thought David DOUGLAS ('62) lived behind me on Cottonwood. I lived at 407 Birch and who ever I talked to over the fence was a year older that me. If you remember talking to Ann ENGEL let me know who you were/are. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Welcome Home my brothers and sisters If I couldn't be born on November 10th... November 11th would be a good choice... missed both... ALSO I jumped the gun yesterday on Doug LUKENS ('62) and was a month early... ah well... so the b-day Bomber today has an easy b-day to remember... and today we remember our fallen brothers and sisters and those among us who were blessed to come home... It wasn't the Disneyland world we remembered and not the land of the big PX as we had anticipated. .. in my day and many of yours we were not welcomed home and we were called names and spat upon... the Hell's Angels rescued me and I will always be grateful to those men who took so many of us in till we were ready to face the outside again... many are home in body only and many are home only partly in body... war is very real and if you ain't seen it you really don't know what's going on in the heads of the veterans you meet on the street... they were kids with guns in a place they didn't really want to be and the order of the day was to stay alive... they did not fight because they hated someone (tho hate does set in... it cannot be avoided)... they fought because they loved you and the United States of America. I am grateful that today's Vets are receiving a welcome home... the one we never got... when you see Viet vets most of us welcome each other home tho it's been years since we got back... it's just what we do... When Terry DAVIS ('65) first began speaking to Viet Vets, he asked what to say... I told him open and close with: "Welcome home and thank you for your service"... he does and gets standing ovations every time... and he means every word... so thank you my brothers and sisters I love each and every one of you... and if nobody told you today... Welcome home and Thank you for your service... the lucky duck to have been born on this day gets a hardy HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Don ECKERT ('64) on your special day, November 1, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Veteran's Day We honor our 1966 classmates who served so bravely in the military. And to those classmates who gave their lives, we ask a blessing of peace... Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it. Happy Veteran's Day ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) Re: Mr. Anderson at Spalding Thanks, Linda REINING ('64), for remembering my grandpa, Craig Anderson (RIP). He was a sixth grade teacher at Spalding for (I think) 27 years - all in the same room. I think he was probably a very good teacher - at least, he was a fantastic grandpa, and I miss his common sense and wisdom every day. It makes me feel really good that he isn't forgotten. -Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) ~ Olympia, WA, where winter storm warnings are up for later this week, after having a wonderful fall. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: Veterans' Day To All Bombers, November 11th Veterans' Day. A day of remembrance and reflection for those who knew service above self, witnessed events too tragic to recall and their comrades who shared the same. When I was younger I did not appreciate the magnitude of that kind of service. I can remember having some romantic notions of what it must have been like. How foolish I was to entertain those thoughts. During my early years at Hanford I was surrounded by former service men and women. I don't remember them openly sharing that time of their lives. A few days after the Christmas of '77 or '78 I had brought to work a book on World War II my wife had given me. On break I was thumbing thru its pages when one of the Radiation Monitors leaned over my shoulder and asked me to go back a few pages. He stopped me at one of the pictures and pointed a face out to me. "the man with the beard was our cook." he said. The photo was of American P O W's being freed shortly before the war in Europe was over. That's all he said. I never approached him about it afterwards. I didn't feel it was appropriate. I tucked that memory away for a few years and did not tell folks what he had said to me. A couple of years later I had transferred to 234-5Z to work day shift and after several months I got to know a few more of the older folks in the building and learned form others where they served and some of their experiences. Fighter pilots, marines who served in the Pacific, paratroopers and infantry. Ground crews in England with the 8th Air Force. Knowing something about their background I respected them a little more and would set aside my youthful pride and allowed them to teach me in some of the finer points of working at 234-5Z. Fast forward a couple of decades about the time I discovered the Sandstorm I exchanged emails with a Bomber and she told me of an instance while riding the bus back home it passed the Uptown Theater and on the marquee was the film title "And Three Came Home". The woman who was sitting next to her mentions "I knew Mrs. Keith"! The woman goes on to tell her about the atrocities inflicted by their captors. When I finished the email I thought about the men I had worked with so many years ago that served in that terrible war and wondered if any one at Hanford could have been one of the service men that freed her and others. Getting back to that RM who pointed out that photo in my book. I boarded the bus to go home after swing shift at PUREX he sat next to me and remarked how dark it was that evening. After a small silence between us during a quiet ride back to town he told me of his capture by the Germans after running out of ammo following a long engagement. That was the last I spoke to him. He passed away a few months later. At the funeral many of the veterans I came to know attended his service. Afterwards I followed them for a few paces and listened as close as I could to be taught a little more. -Don Sorenson (NAB) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Darrell DesCHANE ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Jerry BOYD ('52), David DOUGLAS ('62) Helen CROSS ('62), John CAMPBELL ('63) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arlene HORNE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane CROSS ('79) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jerry BOYD ('52) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Patsy McGREGOR ('54) and I was married on November 11, 1952. I made a good choice! (63 years) -Jerry BOYD ('52) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63): I don't recall you, but if you ever played Kick the Can during the summer, I'm sure I must have encountered you. Re: Board of Education Speaking of encounters, I had one encounter with the 'board of education' - in 7th grade PE at Carmichael. Not because of misbehavior - it was on my birthday. I remember getting a swat from the paddle. It certainly wasn't the 'pat' I was expecting - it stung. It served as a good incentive never to misbehave. Thankfully, I don't remember the teacher's name. Someone will probably tell me. Re: Miscellaneous memories PE was definitely not my favorite class. One rainy day at Carmichael the boys were playing basketball in the gym, skins versus shirts, while the girls sat in the bleachers watching. Someone on the other team fouled me and I had a free throw coming. The guy was angry and threw the ball at a sensitive portion of my anatomy. I was barely able to make the free throw before I went over to the bleachers, where my girlfriend Mary K. Poore (her family moved away when she was in 9th grade) was sitting, and doubled over. She wanted to know what my problem was. I did not tell her. I'm also grateful for the privilege of growing up in Richland. It was a very safe environment - we could ride our bicycles all over town without our parents worrying about us. I did develop a lifelong fear of dogs from being bitten three times riding my bike. The school system was excellent. I especially remember music class at Marcus Whitman Elementary. I earned the nickname "Daisy Douglas" in 6th grade for requesting "Bicycle Built for Two" whenever I had the chance. I did not like art class, as I was very unartistic and got "M" on my report card all the way through, for Mediocre, I guess. I still draw stick figures. To tell the truth, if it weren't for my girlfriends I wouldn't have many memories of high school. I missed the Homecoming dance my senior year to have an operation on my thyroid at a hospital in Seattle. It left a scar across my throat. When people asked me what happened I'd say, "My girlfriend [Diane ZELLEY ('63) at the time] and I had a slight disagreement." I know I got sent to the office twice by one of my English teachers (sophomore English, I think) because I was tired of going over grammar when I'd had an intensive semester of it in 8th grade General Languages. I only skipped classes once, to take the civil service exam for substitute mail carrier, as I was hopeful of getting a summer job. I probably could have gotten permission to skip class, but it was easier to have a classmate forge a note from my mother for me. The office never asked to see it, so maybe nobody noticed. I've often told the story of the time my first period safe driving class was practicing driving on the highway to Kennewick. We had a flat tire. The teacher said it was a good opportunity to learn how to change a tire. He opened up the trunk - no spare. He had to walk a ways to find a phone and call the school. The other driving teacher said he'd bring us his spare second period. When he finally arrived he laughed at our teacher for leaving school without a spare. He opened his trunk - his spare was flat. He went back to school, and the custodian brought us a working spare in the pickup truck. We got back to school right at the end of third period, in time for lunch. I also recall that I was the only senior at graduation who didn't get a handshake from the principal when I received my diploma. I guess he didn't like my calling him a liar. I wrote a letter to the editor of the Tri-City Herald when the school board was considering building a new gymnasium, complaining my physics class only had 30 textbooks for all the physics classes. If we had to take one home to study we had to get to the room right after the closing bell rang to have any hope of checking one out. My letter was discussed at a board meeting and the principal was asked to explain. He said we had an older textbook for every student which was the basic text, and the new text was only supplemental - which was absolutely false, as Mr. Scott verified to me. Anyway, I was just glad to graduate. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where it has suddenly turned quite cold. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) My belated thanks to the veterans who came home, and to the families of those who didn't make it back, and especially those who endured captivity so that we living in this great nation of ours could continue to live in freedom. We will be honoring the veterans at our church this weekend, because we were not church last weekend, but on a religious retreat. It is mind-twisting to think of all the prices veterans have given for our freedom. Let us all honor, respect and defend that freedom as best we can. Re: More thanks I want to sincerely thank Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) for sending me her books on Early days in our area. I was on vacation when you mailed the books, so I just got them this week. I am really enjoying reading them. Just wish my dad and uncle - who were both avid Bomber fans - could see the book on Bomber basketball. I also want to thank Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) for responding to my comments on her distant relative Meriweather Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame. After hearing some of the facts (like he was shot twice when he died) I tend to believe he was murdered. I have read books about both Lewis and Clark, but I want to read the books you recommended. Sorry it took me so long to respond; you wrote when I was on vacation and my time was spent carrying my 20 pound 6 month old grandson or swimming with or shooting hoops with my 11 year old older grandson, so I was exhausted when I was with them, but I miss them already. Thank you for writing to me about one of my favorite subjects: Lewis and Clark. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where the sun is shining and it will reach 65 today, but colder weather is in the air *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John CAMPBELL ('63) Re: Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) birthday [on 11/11] Marilyn and I went to the latest James Bond movie, SPECTRE, last evening with our great friends, Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) and Lila JENNE Brackenbush ('63). We always enjoy celebrating our birthdays [11/11 and 11/15] together. Hope we have many more with our dear friends. -John CAMPBELL ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Barb BELCHER Valinske ('72) Re: Mr, Anderson (RIP - your grandfather) He was a good teacher... had a lot of patience with me, as I had absolutely NO artistic talent... for one particular assignment, we had to be in "teams" and each team was assigned a mural that had to have a scene with people, animals, trees, grasses, rivers and bushes (I think we were studying Egypt, so the mural had to incorporate things to do with that country) and had to be drawn on a wall in the classroom... I begged to be able to just draw the rivers, trees and/or grasses, but each member of the team was required to draw a person... I would just stand there and stare at that blasted blank piece of "butcher paper"... your grandfather finally came up to me and whispered that it didn't matter what I drew, just put pencil to the paper and "it" will come to you. I did manage to draw a figure, that resembled a person. I also remember him giving us a demonstration of what cigarettes would do to our lungs, if we ever smoked... am sure, now, he'd be in all kinds of trouble and probably be fired, but he took out a cigarette, lit it, blew smoke into a white handkerchief and told us that the yellow stain was from the nicotine and he emphasized that it would stay in our lungs and would also stain our teeth... I'd like to say that it deterred me from smoking... took up that habit at 18 and took me 12 years to quit. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Dick McCOY ('45) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CARSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John STANDLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc FRANCO ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue DIX ('72) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Armistice Day [11/11] I'm a couple of days late with this, so what else is new? 75 years ago on 11/11/40, a terrible storm hit the US. The galloping Gertie bridge in Tacoma went down. In Minnesota, where I lived, a terrible blizzard hit and lasted four days. 70 folks died, mostly hunters or caught out on the roads. It hit Lake Michigan lasting three days and sinking three ships with 57 lives lost. I was in the eighth grade in Mound, Minnesota. It was raining when we caught our bus to school, and by the 11:00 time to note a moment of silence, it had turned into a gale wind. We were sent home and I had took a walk of a mile home in fierce conditions with light clothing and shoes. I barely made it. For the next four days my mom, little brother, Patrick ('55- RIP), and I were isolated in our home. We had a coal furnace and a wood cooking stove, which was up to me to keep going. The electricity went out the first day, and we lit kerosene lamps. Such were kept on hand by most rurals in those days. The wind howled and the temp dropped to 5 below. Dad was stuck in the city for five days. I made one trip to the store (on foot) again, a mile away. The owner stocked me up with necessities, and added some candy for me. Her handyman got me home with his chained up truck, and I still can't understand how he made it through some of those four foot drifts. My Dad was a World War I vet so it was a remembrance in more ways than one. Hug a vet, on any day of the year. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers and Don Sorenson (NAB) sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) David RIVERS ('65) Don Sorenson (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken NEAL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BLACK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorraine WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle VOGEL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael West RIVERS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jo GARRISON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DELSING ('71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: 11/11/40 Storm The only things missing from Dick McCOY's ('45, '46 & '02) hazardous tale was the lead dog named "King" and the trip to and from home to wherever was up hill both ways. Those were the days, my friends... -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, hopefully, what ever snow falls stays in the mountains. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: WKRP Thanksgiving Turkey video A Thanksgiving video. I'm still laughing and have tears in my eyes. This is a little longer than the clip that I got on Facebook but it is great! -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A moment Of Prayer or silence if you prefer for those innocents in Paris; and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shirley COLLINGS ('66) on your special day, November 14, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Don Sorenson (NAB) Re: B Reactor National Park To All Bombers, November 12th the day B Reactor became part of the National Park system! A mix of former White Bluffs/Hanford residents, former Hanford workers, Senators and former Congressmen and 4th graders from White Bluffs grade school attended the event. The tireless efforts of B Reactor Museum Association (BRMA), the public, congressional folks and D. O. E. brought about this reality. I was lucky enough to receive an invite and asked to put together a display of items from the early days of Hanford. I also had the opportunity to meet a former resident of Hanford and White Bluffs. During our introduction I noticed her eyes were moist with sadness. While her lips were near trembling it became readily apparent memories were rushing back from over 70 years ago of having to leave a home she dearly loved. I reached out to touch her shoulder and said its okay to feel sad and that I was glad to meet her. About fifteen minutes later we crossed paths and she said "I'm feeling better". Three buses of children arrived soon after the doors were opened and you could hear the teachers issuing instruction on behavior and to resist the urge to touch (Some of the adults should have listened as a quite a few of them did the opposite). Burt PIERARD ('59) was there and we chatted for awhile. He and two others produced an excellent publication on DuPont's forgotten role at Hanford. I have been to "B" many times for tours I've done of Hanford, but this visit was the most electric. While news organizations reported this was the first time children had stepped foot into "B" this is not entirely accurate. Children toured B reactor during Hanford's 25th Anniversary and small grandchildren of former residents visited in the '80s during the Hanford/White Bluffs Reunions. Still the tape has been broken and many more children will have the opportunity to view something that for decades was off limits. -Don L. Sorenson (NAB) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LATTIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet TYLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Owen PERKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris STADE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maureen BARBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina SHELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara MAFFEI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg McELROY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg ALLEY ('73) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Happy Birthday, Bro Tommy & Mick HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Brother Mick HEMPHILL ('66) I am so blessed to have you as my brother. Lots of fond memories. Love Ya, Bro -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Car Guyz That's what we got today is car guyz... not much more needs to be said when that phrase is used... it conjures up great moments of "hey watch this" which always ends up in very interesting event... one of these guys keeps me up on all the latest NW shows... the other hadda confess to me that somebody who will go unnamed confiscated his "Bombers" car plaque... as I was getting ready to paint the rails for the bed of my pick up I found a last plague lodged against some paint cans... prepared it and sent it off to him in time to show off at a Bomber rally... not bad... I have absolute proof that as late as 1998 he was still using a "Y" at the end of his name... hope to see him when I come to Richland for the play on the 20th and expect to see the other having chowder with Carol in Oly... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John CAMPBELL ('63) and Micky HEMPHILL ('66) on your special day, November 15, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Trey SCOTT ~ Class of 2012 ~ 1993 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wally ERICKSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LARSEN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa CANTRELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Duane LEE ('67) & Valerie NIELSEN ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Re: Terence Knox, aka Terry DAVIS ('65) We saw "Ordinary People" at the Richland Players Theater today [11/15/15] and thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved seeing Terry acting as Dr. Berger. We have seen him in series like "St. Elsewhere" and "Tour of Duty", but this was seeing him LIVE. He was wonderful! Anxiously awaiting his next play. -Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) and Gary Brehm ('64 Lion) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Ilona CHAPIN Thomson ~ Class of 1977 ~ 1958 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim MOORE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom STORMS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb HOGAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HOGAN ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Quilt of Valor Yesterday sister, Jackie ('63), and I had the privilege of attending a Quilt of Valor ceremony honoring Jim HOUSE ('63) for his service to our Country. Our brother John COLE ('66) and Mickey HEMPHILL ('66) both Vietnam veterans, presided over the ceremony. You Vietnam veterans that have received a quilt, understand that this is not only a gift of recognition of service, but a much delayed "Welcome home." All veterans who have been touched by war, deserve this award. Thank you, Johnny and Mick, for all you do with these presentations. We all are very proud you two. Attaching pictures of yesterday's ceremony. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Pitts' Favorite Albums Lonnie Mack: WHAM OF THE MEMPHIS MAN Michael Bloomfield: SUPER SESSION Marty Robbins: GUNFGHTER AND TRAIL SONGS/MORE GUNFIGHTER AND TRAIL SONGS on one CD Elvis Presley: ELVIS - w/additional cuts on CD The Fabulous Wailers: LIVE AT THE SPANISH CASTLE w/additional cuts of Louie Louie and Rosalie on CD Paul Butterfield: PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUE BAND Jr. Walker and the All Stars: SHOTGUN Floyd Cramer: LAST DATE and ON THE REBOUND - one CD Enjoy! -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Back Then Poster This was forwarded to me and I had to laugh. I remember seeing such a poster on the wall of the Lee Nelson's Barber Shop. I imagine there was one at Ganzell's, Johnny Pierce's and Chris the Butcher where the Columbia Commandos got their flat tops. I always wanted a flat top, but alas by hair was too curly, or so my Mother told me. There is no mention of the Waterfall, Princeton, or my all time favorite, the "Wally Cleaver Jelly Roll". -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Number 32 May I express my congratulations to our own Jim HOUSE ('63; USMC) upon his receipt of a Quilt of Valor on November 16, 2015! A great Bomber and a Great Marine! [See pictures in entry form Karen COLE ('55) -Maren] -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick McCOY ('45), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy RIGGS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara CROWDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HARTNETT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn SCHILDKNECHT ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Haircuts To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) My hair was curly too. I've seen the poster and it was probably at Ganzel's. I got the executive contour, without the executive. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Quilts of Valor Bravo to the veterans who so deserve the Quilts of Valor and to those who lovingly made these quilts and those who support this wonderful endeavor. Thank you Karen COLE Correll ('55) for bringing this to the Sandstorm. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Quilt of Valor Congratulations to Jim HOUSE ('63) on his award of the Quilt of Valor for your service to our country. Re: Anniversary Congratulations to Ron HOGLEN and Pam BUCKNER Hoglen ('62) on their wedding anniversary [on 11/17]... must be over 50 for sure, 53 maybe. Re: Haircuts To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) The haircut I remember guys had in our day was the ducktail... Cheers -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it is raining and about 59, we may get flurries of snow on the weekend. We hope not, so far it's been a great fall. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Quilt of Valor Congratulations Jim HOUSE ('63), USMC, on your Quilt of Valor. Welcome Home, Jim. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Fred TAUSCH ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Tom VERELLEN ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don EHINGER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary ROSE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TRUJILLO ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WILSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DOAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey! November 19th has arrived. This is a special date, not a big one in the overall scheme of things, but special none the less. There is a Bomber anniversary and a Bomber birthday to acknowledge on this date. Let's take things in order of occurrence; first off is the birthday of a Bomber guy I knew, rode the bus from North Richland to both Carmichael and Col-Hi with, and, yes, even graduated with. Here's the tip of the ol' propeller beanie and the traditional shout of "Happy Birthday!" for Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54). Keep on having them. Now the wedding for which we celebrate the anniversary happened some years after the aforementioned birthday boy made his appearance. I "thesped" with one and graduated with the other. How this marriage came to be, I'll leave to others to figure out. Congratulations to Gene BARFUSS ('53) and Treasure ELDER ('54) on sticking together for this long. And for Jim HOUSE ('63): Welcome home, big guy! -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the leaves are pretty well gone thanks to the breeze the other day *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Re: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) list of favs I have to admit that some of your favorites I had never heard before and I enjoyed them. All of them actually but I couldn't help but notice there was one category of musicality (?) unlisted. The great nervous norvos, (transfusion, ape call), Shep Woolery, (Purple People Eater?), Hello Fadder Hello Mudder, and the like following in the footsteps of the greater Spike Jones. eh? Actually in researching your favorites I got caught up in some music favorites of the '50s, '60s, and '70s and heard a lot of favorites and some I didn't want to admit I thought were pretty ok at the time but now they have lost some of their glimmer. Kind of like when Sha Na Na did "Teen Angel", a few decades back, the apex of the show. For some reason, probably several reasons it appealed to a wide spectrum. Thanks for sharing. -Tom VERELLEN ('60) ~ in a rehydrated near Lacey, WA looking thankgiving in the eye, then the holidays and beyond. in the spirit of audio past, "a hearty o hi o silver away!" *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: those we emulate Funny how life is... some kids you learn to know and admire later on in life... some you've (I've) always admired and others make such an impact on my life I feel I will never forget them... I didn't know the B-day Bomber when I was a lowly soph... I mean how could I... he was "the King"... every year I know him, however the more I wish to be as much like him as I can... don't get me wrong... he is hardly alone in this classification... .he just happens to be turning a year older today and so he gets the limelight... as it should be... I must admit that growing older has been an important part of my life... now don't laugh... when I was younger I was pretty much dumber than dirt... the more I learned the "smarter" I thought I was, when in reality, I was only beginning to become ever so slightly aware of how little I knew... today I relish learning to be more understanding, more forgiving, more loving and less demanding... sounds like I'm tooting my own horn... hardly... I have only begun this adventure... I will never reach my goal though I do wish to continue perusing it... what was so very important to me yesterday loses its appeal today... I have always said I was shallow... I never never denied that and it would be foolish for me to try... I always admired kids with goals and things they wished to conquer... I will probably never understand why I didn't have the same thing... I had good parents, I'm sure my teachers were as good as yours... just something inside me never caught spark. I am sure this is boring the pee outa some of you... but hey it's my post... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill WILSON ('63), on your special day, November 19, 2015... hope to have Chowder with you and Carol inna couple of weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Bea Saltz GOWDY ~ Class of 1955 ~ 1938 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62), Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike McKEOWN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie FRASER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) & Lorraine WARD ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) I enjoyed your list of novelty favorites. I still remember Transfusion from a vacation across the US to Arkansas when I was a kid and it was played often. I bought it from iTunes and have it on my computer. Another favorite is Purple People Eater. During my year teaching English at Tianjin University, China, 2001-2002, I also taught conversational English to a group of professors, who often went to international conferences where English was the language spoken. I had prepared a unit titled "America Sings" for my university students, with music from the Revolutionary War up through my teen years. I asked the professors if they were interested in it and they were. You just haven't lived until you've hear 30 Chinese professors singing Purple People Eater! -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) To: Tom VERELLEN ('60) Glad you checked them out. Here's two more. Kent Morrill of the Fabulous Wailers: HARD TO ROCK ALONE. Can be had on Amazon. My favorite R n R singer. You can't preview it. So, trust me it's worth it. Read the reviews. James Cotton: JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND. He and Paul Butterfield made me a blues fan for life! Re: "Transfusion" Had this on 78rpm. Regards, -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ~ Just down the road in Centralia *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Apparently our own Frank Osgard is again involved in another "Economic Opportunity" that has taken on a life of it's own. If you absolutely must know, Frank had planned on making a bundle this Yuletide season selling Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum), but checked the wrong box on the order form and received 144 packets of Cat Nip seed. As Frank is want to do, he failed to notice the error and proceeded to plant it all in his back yard. Now he is having to deal with Animal Control and the EPA. Air quality has become an issue with which he is currently trying to wrap his arms around as well as the herds of unlicensed feline in his yard. The city fathers (Sheriff Tom Lyda III) are saying that if they're in his yard, they're his pets and he needs to license them or off to Fred English for Seniors he goes. I'll keep you posted as to where you can send your donations. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Group Hug Off we goooooooooooooooo... (you can tell I'm just all excited about driving over to the airport... finding a spot and standing in a line to find out what it is that TSA doesn't like about me today)... it is very interesting to check in to the airline... now If you don't check in and get your boarding pass before you get there, they want five extra smackers for the ink and paper to print it for you and boy do they give ugly looks... but If you do try and check in on line and print they tell you not to do so if you will be checking in a gun... ah the dilemma of it all... save five bucks and lie... or get yelled at and spend more money at the counter... sorry... ain't no dilemma for this boy... lie my ass off... OK so now that's done... just hafta wait inna big loooooooooooooong line now... but tonight I'll be in Richland so that is a huge plus... be joining a few kids for the play tomorrow nite and din din before at... uuuuuuuh... an I Italian place near the theater... KEENEY ('65) likes it and since Barb (NAB) is actually coming with him this must be a big moment... I have heard nothing but raves so I am really excited... would have loved to go with Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and three of the W girls last week but now that I think of it... even if I had changed my flight as was suggested, I would still have missed the Sunday afternoon show as the plane leaves at 11 on Sunday...... hope to hit Spuddies Friday AND Saturday... funny I don't even eat Spuddies any more... I have a cimumum roll and a cup of espresso... but it's the kids I look for... but anyway, I'll give a group hug and just wish: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike McKEOWN ('60) on the 20th, Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) and Brad WEAR ('71) on the 22... have a special day each of you!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The boy is back in town... the boy is back in town... oooooops skuse me! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CRIGLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna FULCHER ('72) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to get "commercial". Just doing my "civic" duty here and bringing to the attention of all Bombers in the greater Willamette Valley area (this includes Vancouver and Hazel Dell) that during the first weekend in December (5th & 6th) will be the Mt. Angel Hazelnut Fest and German Holiday Market. The festivities include regional arts and crafts; Oregon wineries and breweries; food featuring hazelnuts and entertainment. There will also be children's arts & crafts and St. Nicholas along with a 5k run on Saturday Morning (further information at Not to mention: door prizes; free admission and free parking (so I won't). So, if you are looking for something to do that week end; "Come on down!". -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where this weekend promises to be dry, clear (?) and cold *************************************************************** *************************************************************** Bomber Memorial >>Donna RUDY Williams ~ Class of 1956 ~ 1938 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen SPITALERI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn BELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brent CHRISTI ('71) 11/22/63 JFK Assassination December 6 1963 Sandstorm scanned by Dennis HAMMER ('64) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey, I don't want to be the only one writing to this rag, so come on. Now in the excitement of yesterday's entry I forgot to mention that the whole thing (except the 5k race) takes place in the Mount Angel Community Festhalle. And did I mention free admission and free parking? Well, then, if you are in the neighborhood, drop in for some fun time. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, despite the best efforts of the weather guessers, we are continuing to have weather. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Terence Knox, aka Terry DAVIS ('65) Just got home from attending the play, "Ordinary People", by The Richland Players. All of the performers did a great job. Terry was fantastic as Dr. Berger... perfect for the part. I hope we see more of him in future plays! -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where it's foggy tonight and the air is quite moist. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta KIRKWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry JONES ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DAWSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck JERMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENITZER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Elaine MARSHALL ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Jim MEFFORD and Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This might be a banner day in Bomber history, or it just might be another Bomber day. Some years back, two of my fellow classmates got married, tied the knot, got hitched or what ever, and today we celebrate that junction. So, congratulations are in order for Jeanette DUNCAN and Jim MEFFORD (both '54) on their anniversary. If she's really lucky, Jim might take her some place better than Taco Bell for dinner, if not, maybe he'll do the dishes. By the way, the hours for the Hazelnut Fest, etc. are from 10am to 5pm both days. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are threatening a dusting of snow in the valley come this Tuesday morning. Snow down to at least the 750 - 800 foot level. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to one of the Epically Good Guys, whose friendship I treasure. During my chemo, I knew the first call every Saturday morning would be him calling to ask me, "What 'cha doin'". Happy 70th Birthday to Terry JONES ('64) and I hope you keep hitting' 'em straight for a long, long time. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: T'warn't my first rodeo But I must say it was the best so far... now I guess the first time woulda been Tom Sawyer to be accurate... I don't count the talent show at Jason Lee where he played a trap set and twirled a drum stick high in the air before catching it... I doubt I'd ever have tried that but he pulled it off (Oh me of little faith)... and I don't count the one man play he put on at Confirmation class where he walked alla way from his house in his PJs wearing his Have Gun Will Travel 6 guns (giggling alla way) only to draw on the teacher when she demanded he check his guns as he warned her: "nobody takes my guns, stranger!"... nah they just don't quite make the grade... they were part of a "work in progress"... I will say that perhaps the most touching performance was the one he gave me for Christmas the year my Pop died... it was a one man play about my Pop and the way we saw him when we were young or at least the Author saw him that way... It certainly hit a chord and I bawled through the entire performance... In fact, it was my father who called me one evening to shout "Terry's on TV!"... no it wasn't as Rafe Logan on Dukes of Hazzard... I wouldn't see that for a few years when the Internet would be a way of life... it was as Dr. Peter White... before Peter lost his peter... from then on it would be my pleasure to watch this fellow master his craft or his art, as the case may be or "so to speak" as Dr. Berger might say... after being so close in school, it would be a number of years before we hooked up again, but I never stopped watching... eventually, we pretty much picked up where we had left off years before... I would become a weekend guest and soon began to visit the set... sometimes more that some of the younger actors would have preferred... His skills became well honed and he became a "one take" kinda guy... (well if you don't count the time on Sea Quest where his snoring stopped the filming a couple of times)... on the set the rumor would circulate that we either drank something funny as kids or we were related by blood... it became well known that both of us could drop off to sleep in his dressing room at a moment's notice... we collected nice wardrobes from sets as it seemed silly to let all those cloths go to waste... it was always nice when I would need to do something around his place as he began to acquire some very nice electric tools as well... of course I will never forget the night he let me hang on a strand of razor wire while he corrected my dialogue... ."nobody would say 'Oh God, Terry, help, Please', David!"... At times I had the privilege of being his inspiration for this scene or that, when he would have me stand right next to the camera so he could speak his lines to me... so of course it was a big deal for me when he took a role with the Richland Players in the play which finished on Sunday afternoon (yesterday as you read this)... The mood was festive as a group of us arrived at "Casa Mia" for dinner Friday nite... Keeney ('65) wore a sport coat and Barbara (NAB) looked great... Cecilia was loooooovely... Kathie MOORE ('69) and Jimmie ADAIR ('69; '65-'67) joined us from the ER... I won't repeat what she told the Doc as she stormed out to make dinner and the play (she will remain in the hospital till you read this so prayers are always good)... what a wonderful crowd was there... so many from our gang and even college friends that I met for the first time... He was great in the roll... Now I can honestly say that there have been past times when I got more caught up in watching him in his role than the rest of the cast... that was not the case Friday night... He wove his character seamlessly into the fabric of the play creating a unity that few performances can claim... it was one presentation... Now I've been fortunate enough to watch him from beginning to this point... I have watched him grow with each new performance... I have been damned proud of him over the years and boy was I proud of him that night... as he shared with me... my daughter spilled the beans by telling him just how proud I was of him... When an actor arrives at this point in a career... perhaps the highest complement can be paid in the terms as Danny WARNER ('65) expressed at intermission: "it's just like he's talking to me." For an actor, it just don't get no better! Great job, Terence Knox, aka Terry DAVIS ('65)! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland beats Moses Lake 28-23 in 4A quarterfinals 11/22/15 Tri-City Herald Congratulations to the Richland Bomber football team as the Bombers (11-1) advanced with a hard-fought 28-23 victory over a game Moses Lake team Saturday at Lions Field. The win sets up a semifinal showdown against Gonzaga Prep, which gave Richland its only loss of the season. The game is tentatively scheduled for next Saturday in the Tri-Cities. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very cold Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: November 22, 1963 I will always remember that day! I was in the 9th grade in Mrs. Latta's home room class, when the voice came over the speakers throughout all of Chief Joe Junior High. Not a dry eye was in this class room! Even the boys had tears in their eyes! President Kennedy had just been to Richland to visit Hanford, I was unable to see him there. So his death hit home Very Hard that day in history! There has been a lot of History made in the 66 years that I have been on this Earth: First Man in Space, Kennedy's assassination, Man on the Moon... I just went blank I know there were many more, like the first Black man as President! My mind isn't like it was when I was younger!! So feel free to add what I've forgotten! Bombers Rule!! Pam EHINGER Edinger-Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and one 2007 Bomber Memorial today: Missy KEENEY ('59), Bob CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nola DAVEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darla WISE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CHRISTIAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Terry & Linda HUTSON ('74) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Missy KEENEY ('59) To: David RIVERS ('65) & all Bombers, oh, and Jack KEENEY ('65) I was so happy to read about Terence Knox, aka Terry DAVIS ('65) Burt PIERARD ('59), Glen ROSE ('58), Glen's wife, Carol ('62 Sunnyvale Hi, CA) & myself had front row seats for the play "Ordinary People". Terry was WONDERFUL! You could tell he was a professional... absolutely believable character from his first line through the finale. David we expect you to praise Terry... from a front row perspective, we thought he was super. WAY TO GO, TERRY! -Missy KEENEY ('59) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) Re: President Kennedy With the reminders of President Kennedy's assassination brought back a reminder to me of why we live in a great nation. When the news of President Kennedy being shot I was with a group of students at CBC in a lounge area. All of sudden a girl went crazy crying and yelling. After we calm her down a bit we found out the she was from a Central American country and a president assassination usually meant a civil war would be breaking out. Thankfully our founding fathers thought about what to do in the event of the death of a president. It is not pleasant but life goes on but with real sadness. -Bob CROSS ('62) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Friends The things we do for our friends... Jackson KEENEY ('65) called a little bit ago to talk about the play... he wanted to know more about Terry's ('65) college friends and to just talk generally... he asked my opinion of the play and I scolded him again for not using email... so a minute ago I hadda run to the mail box and send him my post from yesterday... funny but there isn't much we won't do for each other... not just Jack and me but friends period... I got my "Birthday Shirt" from Jack GARDINER ('61) yesterday... it was a keeper: "I may be old but I got to see all the cool bands!"... truer words were never spoken... I am truly a "fortunate son".. I enjoyed Pitts' ('63) "favorite" list the other day... I would love to name my favorites, but the minute the ink leaves the pen I remember that the one I just wrote is kinda second to... or maybe it's third... oh but wait... I forgot all about... oh geez how could I forget... Then there are "our" songs... now I will admit I've hadda few... sometimes I think it's too bad that was "our" song cuz it woulda been better if it was another ours... but what canya do... history is history is history... one of my very favorite "our" songs is from the movie "Rome Adventure" Al Di La by Emilio Pericoli... now that just happens the be the "our" song of the one girl of which I am aware who will never speak to me... personally I don't blame her... I tried to apologize for being the biggest horses ass in the world, but she would have none of it and so I still love the song, but there is a teeny tiny ache when ever I hear it... I've managed to make up with everyone else... at least they have told me we are fine... hmmm... korse they could be lyin', huh... maybe they are just waiting for the right moment... hmmmmmmm... maybe I should start wearing a flak jacket... oh boy... the things the mind can do... I wonder if you wonder like I do... I often wonder how we know what is real... I mean each of us is locked up with this little thing we call our brain and maybe just maybe our reality is so far outa whack from others... oh geez... stop... enough of that... today would have been the birthday of the almost first ex-Mrs. Rivers... "our" song was "I'll Never Find Another You"... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nancy MIDDLETON ('67-RIP) on your special day, November 24, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Trying to remember an important detail about something from when I was 13. I wore a green knit dress and black shoes. It was late 1963 or early 1964. I went to see "Under the Yum Yum Tree" at Uptown Theater. I was driven & picked up by my parents, but had permission to meet a boy outside, & go in to watch the movie with him. I was in 8th grade, and I think he was in 9th. We both attended Carmichael. His first name was Terry. He was kind of plump. (No offense - there's a lot of that going around!) Okay... the important detail I DON'T recall... his last name. Any thoughts, anyone? (He would have graduated in 1967.) (Funny how this question got stuck in my mind the other day... and won't leave! Does that happen to anyone else?!) Thanks, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ~ Haven Farm, ID where it's going to be in the 40s all week *************************************************************** *************************************************************** 2007 Bomber Memorial >>Larry BROWNING ~ Class of 1948 ~ 1929 - 2007 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and one 2010 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis SCHODT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles SOLOMON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran TEEPLE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CANTRELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie NELSON ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon RICE ('82) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) I enjoyed David RIVERS' ('65) recent comment about a T-shirt with printing that said "I may be old, but I got to see all the cool bands." Being a bit older, wish I had one that said, "I may be REALLY old, but I got to see all the great performers!" My list includes Frank Sinatra (twice), Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis (3 times), Dean Martin (whom I also met wandering around Pebble Beach Golf Course at dawn one day), Dorsey Brothers, on- Broadway musicals "Sound of Music" and "Damn Yankees", Robert Goblet, Sid Ceasar, Nancy Sinatra, Lena Horne, Paul Anka (when he was YOUNG!), jazz pianist Jamad Ahmal, other great musicians at the Monterey Jazz Festival in the late '50s including Errol Garner, guitarist Charlie Byrd... the list goes on. Being old does have a few "perks". -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in cold and wintery Richland *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: Trey SCOTT ('12-RIP) I happened to read Trey SCOTT's Bomber Memorial and was compelled to contribute to his memorial fund. This young man spent a lot of his 22 years helping other kids with similar health. I urge others to read: -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** 2010 Bomber Memorial >>Pauline BROWNING Woods ('48) ~ 1930 - 2010 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/15 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta ADKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John FLETCHER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eleanor ATTWOOD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: CB LIH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill WALSER ('81) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Since this is Thanksgiving, and there are no fellow classmates to acknowledge, but there are some Bomber birthdays on this date; let me wish those of you celebrating birthday (with a candle on the turkey?) a happy one. As for the rest of us, don't over indulge in tryptophan... snoring interrupts watching the football games. That being said, have a very nice Thanksgiving with family and/or friends. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is predicted to be sunny and cool with snow staying in the mountains where it belongs. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: It's Vegas, Baby So as a small town Richland kid, I can say I saw some pretty cool bands that would later become famous and some of whom I would hook up with again when I settled down in Las Vegas... When I moved my mother down to Vegas, the first thing I saw was the sign for the Convention Center - located a few blocks from the folks' place - announcing Chuck Berry was playing... now I was dead tired from driving and all I wanted to do at the moment was get back to Richland for a real night's sleep... but the seed was planted... oh yeah... tho I didn't take in the strip that trip, the years to followed would give me plenty of opportunity to find out what Vegas was like in the '60s... most all of those legends Dick WIGHT ('52) mentioned in his post were available for the effort of just wandering in to an open lounge... so long as you didn't sit down there was no drink minimum... Later when I located to Vegas, My Pop worked all of the Telethons so I could wander in and out as I pleased... I ran with a couple of Big band leaders in those days who were still keeping their craft alive... Ray Anthony and Si Zentner were a couple... I was fortunate enough to see Frank Sinatra put Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis back together on one stage again... naturally the Rat Pack was always a thrill to see roaming the town... usually at the Sands, tho Dean liked the Thunderbird as well... I would even see Kippy Lou ('62) if I could scrape enuff jing together for a meal at the Dome of the Sea... most times everyone dressed up... at least a sport coat... One guy who impressed me to the hilt was Bobby Rydell... I always felt he was slighted for his talent and he should have been elevated to the Bobby Darin level... unfortunately he spent much of his career touring with Frankie Avalon... what a waste of stardom! In the big room he always gave Sammie Davis a run for his money... Naturally there was Elvis twice a year on opening night right on the stage... The lounge at the International was the best in town as the venues began to grow and the lounges all became closed minimum drink shows... I spent every Friday and Saturday night there and couldn't even begin to list the acts I saw in that little room... as I almost never sat as far back as the second row... it was easy to become friends with some of the bands and that friendship ensured that I continued to sit up front... nice how that works... the stars ate and slept here so one would often be seated next to a big name or two at the local Delis and other eateries... grocery stores and hardware stores were the same... Kippy's husband, Gary, and I enjoy talking about the "old days" at Christmas each year... a good portion of the population was some of the finest musicians to be found in the world and of course, swimming pools were always full of show girls who were not allowed to have tan lines... yup Dick... them was the good old days... no I saw them all when they were a little older than when you did but I was blessed to come to this town at the right time... ahhhhhhhh good night Mrs. Calabash Whe-evah you are! But first HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill BERLIN ('56 RIP) and John FLETCHER ('64) on your special day, November 26, 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hello, I hope I am doing this right! If you have time or space I would be grateful if you would add this little request in the Sandstorm.. Re: Seattle to Richland Ride Request from Cathy GEIER Hello Bomber Friends, I would appreciate carpooling to Richland from Wallingford Seattle on or about late Saturday or Sunday November 28 or 29 and return on Monday/Tuesday. I can, of course, pay for gas and bring music, food and a happy attitude. Please email me. Happy Thanksgiving, -Cathy GEIER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), John ADKINS ('62) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Lance WILLIS ('70) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andrew ECKERT, Jr. ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene STEPHENS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat FUNK ('69) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I trust everyone has had their fill of turkey (or whatever) and football, so let's get on to the important things. Today we celebrate two Bombers, both of whom I know. One I went to school and graduated with, the other is some sort of hanger on who came along some eleven years later. The Bomber guy I went to school with was a neat fellow in his day. He probably still is. Didn't get to see him again until the 60th, but he was still recognizable (even if he was wearing glasses). So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" is in order for Gene STEPHENS ('54). Can't remember when I ran into the other fellow; it certainly wasn't at school because he is much younger. Haven't done the Strip in Vegas so it couldn't be there. And I know we didn't hang with the same crowds. Oh well, here's a "Happy Birthday!" to David (Tooter) (Junior Gyrene) RIVERS (no relation to Joan or Melissa) ('65). As if we could forget. Oh, yeah, "Welcome Home!" -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the sunshine continues until maybe next week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: Another year older and Some time ago , about the time of "R2-K", I Iearned if I playedmy cards right, I could sucker David into paying for Val GHIRARDO Driver's ('72) goods. I have used that knowledge to my benifit at just about every Cool Desert nights since. I do appreciate the Spuddies, David. This is your day, David RIVERS ('65) - I hope none of your cars break down -that the weather is pleasant, wherever you may be and that I am only one of many to wish you "Happy Birtday". -John ADKINS ('62) ~ Richland and I still got some Punkin Pie left *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Birthday greetings Wishing David RIVERS ('65), a Happy Birthday! (don't light all those candles at the same time, Dood) -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Lance WILLIS ('70) First post in a while but never want to see the Alumni Sandstorm go away. A big high five to my son Sam for his cross country season this year at the University of Arizona. Not sure how many of you started a family late and have kids in college but it's sure fun to watch them run. Next up Indoor Track and Field. Willis, Green & Penney Headline Pac-12 All-Academic Teams -Lance WILLIS ('70) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday, David Happy Birthday to the Oracle of Birthdays, David RIVERS! David and the '65 gang were an influence on my life from the age of twelve. He lived at the opposite end of the block from me on Van Giessen. When I was young I'd go down to his place when the crew were working on cars in his back yard. They'd be cutting front coils to lower their cars, or working with a timing light or something and they'd run me off, but I'd filter back in to watch and listen to them. He's a fellow Marine and I'm proud to say I know him. Happy Birthday David RIVERS ('65)! And you're shirt is right, you may be old, but you saw all the cool bands. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where we're supposed to get 8" - 10" of rain this weekend. Currently 73 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Howard MADSEN ('70/'71) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) Re: David RIVERS ('65) This was obviously supposed to be in yesterday's Sandstorm... however... there was a matter of age... ignorance... or whatever... it's floating somewhere in cyberspace... and I'm an idiot... Sorry Birthday Boy! This is to celebrate a birthday boy everyone knows... or know of... or ... well, something. He is known by many names... Junior Gyrene, Ring Talied Tooter & Here Come da' Judge... being some of the ones fit to print! He remembers all of our birthdays if his sticky notes don't fall off his forehead. He is a great supporter of all Vets... from every war, and does so much for them. I was honored to be at his Quilt of Valor ceremony for his service in Vietnam. He is learning slowly to keep his mouth shut... after having been banished a couple of years ago. Ellen WEIHERMILLER (Gold Medal Class of '63), scares him to death, so we have maintained an uneasy control over his mouth... concerning us at least. It's not that he actually lies... but sometimes tells a tale to besmirch our good reputations we earned in Col-Hi. And there is always the threat of ropes, river, gag, etc... although he seems to mock that lately. We will see him soon at the Big '63 gathering in Olympia... first at the house party at Ellen's where we make him sleep in the basement, as the girls and Jimbeaux (Gold Medal Class of '63), get the beds. He never complains as he comes limping up the steps clutching either a Barbie doll or stuffed Jiminy Cricket... and is wise enough to wear his warm Bomber jammies. He is an active member of an online discussion group, along with us & Leo WEBB (Gold Medal Class of '63)... where we discuss the world situation, literature and current events... only on the highest level! We have become family... he would do anything for us if he would only drive a "normal car" as Ellen would put it. We love him... and wish him the happiest of birthdays... David RIVERS ('65)! See you soon... and hoping Cecilia can make it over the pass to pick you up! -Cecilia BENNETT McCartney ('65) -Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson (Gold Medal Class of '63) -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (Gold Medal Class of '63) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David RIVERS ('65) Just wanted to tell you happy birthday!! Hope you had a good one. I'm sure your daughter was there to make sure you did. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick It's bitter cold out this morning!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber's stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis ERVIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny DUNCAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CAMPBELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOWELL ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan VACH ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MEADER ('73) 26 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Paddy O'Cinnamon" Today (First one) *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Saturday, 11/28/15 Going to visit 2 of my sisters up near Baton Rouge and won't be back until sometime on Sunday (the 29th). I'm putting this issue in the Q to be sent on the 29th at midnight. Go listen to Paddy O'Cinnamon and wait for another Cinnamon Bear link tomorrow. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 9:30 am - 74 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` *************************************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanne TURNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill TADLOCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan KLUSMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rebecca HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CLARK ('71) 11/30 25 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Weary Willy" Today *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Dust Storm Hope everyone has had a fantastic Thanksgiving and had a chance to relax and let things settle, by avoiding Black Friday! Now it is time to get together and fold our Club 40 Dust Storm. Getting it ready to mail this coming week. WHAT: Dust Storm Folding WHERE: Three Margaritas in Richland WHEN: Thursday, December 3rd TIME: 1 PM Anyone able to be there and help, will be greatly appreciated. We always have a good time visiting and then being rewarded with platters of their delicious Nachos!!! See you there!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where I am sad that Richland Bombers lost in the semifinals of football today!! While it is 16 degrees in the early am... we are promised to be back in the 40s by end of week. *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) I have long laughed at your tale of the dog and the Thanksgiving biscuits. Thought You might enjoy this picture: -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2015 ~ December, 2015