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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Elwin "Gene" BOYLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlie BURKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna DURBIN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HAMMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia INGHRAM ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheri LUKINS ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deana SHIPMAN ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: Class of '64 - 70th Birthday Party "It's my party and I'll dance if I want to, dance if I want to, you would dance too if it happened to you!" It's birthday party time!! Our class will be having a giant birthday party to celebrate the new decade for the "kids" who are turning 70. There will be a dinner buffet, cake, ice cream and more! Of course there will be balloons and Rocko Bondo will be back to DJ the music. DATE: Saturday, August 27, 2016 TIME: 5:00-10:00 P.M.. WHERE: Richland Community Center DRESS: casual COST: $25.00 per person (Spouses and guest are welcome) 10:00-11:00 clean up There will be a "no host" bar and optional activities for those who are interested. Send your registration to: Kathy HOFF Conrad 2102 Tinkle St. Richland, WA 99354 We are trying to keep costs down, so a check and contact information to Kathy is all we need. Check our Facebook page at Richland Bombers Class of 1964 for updates and information. Bring your smile and your dancing shoes. See you in August. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Barb LAST Larabee ~ Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2013 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Norma LOESCHER ('53) Mike CLOWES ('54), Barbara SESLAR ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOLDEN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ADKINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edye ISAACS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam DYKEMAN ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) and his wife, Jackie, came here last Sunday and Larry trimmed my Concord grape vines. He did a great job for me. Then I took them to dinner and more visiting at Sterling's before they headed back home to the other side of the mountains. Thank you again, Larry ,for your very valued help. So nice to see you and Jackie again. Bomber regards, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in a sometimes windy, sometimes rainy, sometimes sunny Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Barbara BLOOMSTRAND O'Neil ('53-RIP) Barbara passed away Sunday, February 28, 2016, after all her family had visited. Her husband, Jack (ill with Parkinson's, severe short-term memory loss) had finally released her hand and been wheeled out of the room. She did not die until only a hired care-giver remained. Barbara's daughter, Cindy's, request: please send photos of Barbara, old or new, black and white or color, with you in them too. Print your name on the back and the approximate date. Cindy is making a board for a hospice memorial and a scrapbook. Send to: Cindy O'Neil Linscott (ask for Cindy's snail mail address) On behalf of Cindy, I thank you. Bomber tears, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) By golly! Here we are at the twoth of March (which came in like a Lion [non-Kennewick variety] yesterday); it is also the birthday of a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance. Like some of the others, we graduated high school the same day, and from the same school. Didn't see her again until R2K. Without further ado, the tip of the ol' propeller beanie and the "Happy Birthday!" shout is for Debbie HOLDEN ('54). If my math hold this must be her 21st. Hey, if I'm lyin'; I'm dyin'. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the hawthorn and cherry trees are blooming, the rain comes every 12 - 18 hours and the snow level refuses to drop below 6,000 feet. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, March 5 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: famblie rivalry A corse I've hearda sibling rivalry... I hear it is quite common... but there is one famlie in which it goes far beyond that... that is the famblie of our Dear Terence Paul Angel ('65) now we've all seen most of the boy's Movies and TV shows and he does more than a fine job in those roles... his portrayal of the Shrink recently on stage in our little Berg was magnificent, in my humble opinion... but it seems he has some inside competition ... the other night, his Mom, Mrs. Davis (Judith... sorry but they are all still Mr. or Mrs. to me), appeared on a very nice piece where a number of school kids came to visit her digs... naturally her innate talent came out and she was bell of the ball... for you who haven't seen it, I'll attache it to this post... but I will say, she gave one of my favorite actors a run for his money! Especially when you know she will be 100 on April 15, 2016! Then I could be biased as she always told Terry he should be more like me while Mommy Dearest always told me I needed to be more like Terry... (mom always liked him best)... and to top it all off, Terry's God Son, Ethan Mora just landed a series "Roadies" which will air on Showtime beginning June 26, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I've only seen Ethan in commercials, but I gotta say I expect big things from that kid... apparently, Terry has been feeling the pressure as he has taken on the persona of a "homeless" guy by growing a rather unsightly beard... but the truth is, he too is preparing for a Biblical Movie to begin shooting in Michigan around the first of April... No I haven't asked him any more details... my job is to listen... his is to talk... been that way since we met in 6th grade... So much so that when I attempt to offer an opinion, he is more likely than not to respond "I liked you better when you were stupid"... ahhhhhh friendships!!!!!!!!!! So today I'm gonna wish another good friend HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John ADKINS ('62) on your special day, March 3, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Re: Intergenerational Day Care Benefits All Ages (find Mrs. Davis - Terry's Mom) -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/03/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Helen CROSS ('62) Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HODGSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Monique MANGOLD ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven PIIPPO ('09) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trevor HAY ('09) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I want to wish you a Happy Birthday on 3/2 to you, John ADKINS, class of '62. Thanks for all you do to keep our class together!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we've had several sunny almost 50 days. We've had a very mild winter so far, with enough rain for the farmers, I think!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Re: '66 in '16 - Reunion Hello, Here is my entry for the Sandstorm: Hello Bombers from Sunny, Rainy Seattle, I need to ask how plans for the 1966 reunion are going? It seemed we had a lot of engagement a few months ago but if we had recent plans I have missed out. From my secluded (amazing in Seattle!) apartment I hear the pounding of another large condo development 2 blocks from me. Another will follow. A few are almost completed on Stone Way Ave. N.. My Seattle chapter of living near Gasworks Park and Green Lake will close in a few months. I am asking friendly past and present Seattleites for ideas about great places to live which hold Seattle's green, yoga, natural beauty yet the deep comfort and trust of a small safe home. I know housing is less expensive in the Tri-Cities yet I have so loved the green of this area and am pondering new vistas as well as returning to eastern WA. Love to hear ideas and thoughts as well as successes and flops! Thank you. -Cathy GEIER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Larry BOWLS ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruth PATTY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BISHOP ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WINGFIELD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda DEVINE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich FLEMING ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad UPTON ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry BOWLS ('64) I have learned that James A. "Jim" Johnson ('60) lost his battle with cancer Wednesday, 3/2/2016. Jim was Bomber Alumni and a good friend since the time in the early '70s when we both worked for Vitro Engineering in Richland. We extend our condolences to his wife Peggy, and children Lauren and Jack. Jim is the brother of Janice JOHNSON Chunn ('63) and Bill JOHNSON ('57). -Larry BOWLS ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Imagine if you will Two young men sitting alone in a prefab deep in the heart of Richland, Washington. The elder of the two is sitting with his jeans down, holding a large Pepsi in one hand while he deftly guides an insulin needle into his thigh with the other... the air is somber with the pale of the heavy decision they are about to make which will change the life of the younger man for all of the remainder of his so-far short life... the elder takes a swig of Pepsi and pulls up his jeans... the decision is made and eventually the younger man leaves with determination in his heart as he makes his way to the Office of "Gunny Pond"... Imagine further that as the younger man approaches the Office, a "classic" Caddy roars up containing two men of questionable character... one is singing "Chances Are" while the other says something like "Take my wife... please... "... nah that last part just don't fit does it... but I hadya going... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry WEBB ('63-RIP) and Brad UPTON ('74) on your special day, March 4, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/05/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat O'BRYAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: June PERKINS ('64) BOMBER LUNCH: Class of '60, 11:30, 3 Margaritas (1st Sat) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of 1954 ~ Our 80th birthday celebration In case some of you are planning a trip or vacation, I want to let you know what has been decided when our 80th birthday party will be held. To accommodate more classmates not having to make two trips, or miss one of the trips, we will have our party on September 10th and make it a lunch on Saturday afternoon. This is the same weekend as Club 40 and we feel more of you will be able to celebrate with us if the trip is only ONCE this year!! More information will come later as to where it will be held. Look forward to this special time in our lives. Some of you, as I have this past weekend, have already reached this milestone, and no matter when your birthday is... come celebrate with your school friends!! We will need ALL of you to help blow out 80 candles!! Re: Birthdays Thank you, AKA ('54), for my birthday wishes from you!! Pat O'BRYAN ('54), Happy Birthday today and please plan to join us for our 80th party in September!! Re: Club 40 celebration Just a reminder that the Dust Storm newsletter will be mailed to you in a couple months, so please be sure your dues are up to date!! Our next Board Meeting is April 23rd and we will set a deadline date then for you to write an article to be sent to our Editor, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49). We love to hear from anyone who wants to make a comment or story for their class. Hope you all are enjoying warmer weather!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco enjoying our FEVER Football team and the 60 weather!! Football never ends here in the Tri-Cities!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Seems there was a bit of a problem before the ceremonial start of the Iditarod; no snow in Anchorage. Had to bring it in from somewhere by train. Hope they got enough and it didn't melt. Aerial of Moving Train: Dumping Snow: On the same note, today's birthday Bomber will deny that he had anything to do with the lack of snow. Just because he was once ASB President doesn't give him such powers. Heck, that position didn't even get him a free lunch in the school cafeteria. Probably couldn't even score a free Snickers bar in the school store. Guess the only thing left to is tip the ol' propeller beanie and shout "Happy Birthday!" for Pat O'BRYAN ('54) on account of it really is his birthday. Might even get to see him at the Big Birthday Bash. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather seems almost spring. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Ceremonial start TODAY. Re: 2014 unbelievable finish (Dallas & Jeff) Re 2016 - 85 teams... each team with 16 dogs... all in Anchorage right now... geez, think of all that dog crap! 2. Scott Janssen - Vet 3. Jessie Royer - Vet 4. Nathan Schroeder - Vet 5. Allen Moore - Vet 6. Ketil Reitan - Vet 7. Lisbet Norris -Vet 8. Monica Zappa -Vet 9. Charley Bejna - Vet 10. Cim Smyth - Vet (pronounced Smith) 11. Peter Kaiser - Vet 12. Nicolas Petit - Vet 13. Aliy Zirkle - Vet 14. Jodi Bailey - Vet 15. James Volek - Vet 16. Dallas Seavey - Vet 3x CHAMP 17. Kelly Maixner - Vet 18. Ray Redington, Jr - Vet 19. Mitch Seavey - Vet - 2x CHAMP 20. Rick Casillo - Vet 21. Noah Pereira - Rookie 22. Becca Moore - Vet 23. Anna Berington - Vet 24. Jason Campeau - Vet 25. Jan Steves - Vet 26. Robert Bundtzen - Vet 27. Sigrid Ekran - NORWAY - Vet 28. Travis Beals - Vet 29. Ellen Halverson - Vet 30. Michelle Phillips - Vet 31. Joar Leifseth Ulsom - NORWAY - Vet 32. Brent Sass - Vet 33. Wade Marrs - Vet 34. Kim Franklin - Rookie 35. Dag Torulf Olsen - NORWAY - Rookie 36. Mats Pettersson - Vet 37. Robert Sorlie - NORWAY - Vet - 2x CHAMP 38. Richie Diehl - Vet 39. Noah Burmeister - Vet 40. Michael Williams, Jr. - Vet 41. Linwood Fiedler - Vet 42. Kristin Bacon - Rookie 43. Larry Daugherty - Rookie 44. Ryne Olson - Vet 45. DeeDee Jonrowe - Vet 46. Justin Savidis - Vet 47. Kristin Knight-Pace - Rookie 48. Martin Buser - Vet - 4x CHAMP 49. Mary Helwig - Rookie 50. Ed Stielstra - Vet 51. Jim Lanier - Vet 52. Tore Albrigtsen - NORWAY - Vet 53. Patrick Beall - Rookie 54. Alan Eischens - Vet 55. Paul Gebhardt - Vet 56. Rob Cooke - Vet 57. Robert Redington - Rookie 58. Trent Herbst - Vet 59. Cody Strathe - Rookie 60. Ryan Redington - Vet 61. Jeff King - Denali - Vet 4x CHAMP 62. Scott Smith - Vet 63. Matthew Failor - Vet 64. Tim Pappas - Rookie w/Buser's Puppies 65. Miriam Osredkar - Rookie 66. John Baker - Vet - CHAMP 67. Jason Mackey - Vet 68. Lars Monsen - NORWAY - Rookie 69. Elliot Anderson - Rookie 70. Hugh Neff - Vet 71. Sarah Stokey - Rookie 72. Lance Mackey - Vet - 4-in-a-row CHAMP 73. Cindy Gallea - Vet 74. Zoya DeNure - Vet 75. Paige Drobny - Vet 76. Karin Hendrickson - Vet 77. Ralph Johannessen - NORWAY - Vet 78. Tom Jamgochian - Rookie 79. Geir Idar Hjelvik - NORWAY - Rookie 80. Billy Snodgrass - Vet 81. Ken Anderson - Vet 82. Melissa Owens-Stewart - Vet 83. Kristy Berington - Vet 84. Hans Gatt - Vet 85. Katherine Keith - Vet 86. Martin Koenig - Vet Mushers Withdrawn Mike Santos - Vet Gwenn Bogart - Rookie Seth Barnes - Vet Rohn Buser - Vet Curt Perano - Vet That's the full list.... I'll only put a few in from now till the end of the race... *just those I'm watching. Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 54 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Go in Peace I know we were all saddened yesterday morning (3/4/16) when many of us learned from Kenny DAME ('68) that our dear friend, Jim STULL ('62-RIP) had passed at 6:02am. Jim was one of those guys who could hypnotize with that great grin of his and was comfortable at home cracking jokes and telling stories as he was getting bugs in his teeth on the road on his Harley... He would pull into Vegas and let me know he had arrived and whatever project he had going would get done and off he'd roar again... We share our grief at the loss and the relief that he is out of his suffering. God Bless you, Jim. -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: NAIA Swim Champtionships ~ 3/4/16 Tri-City Herald "Former Hanford High School swim standout Lisa Tixier might have won an NAIA national swim title Thursday. Wayland Baptist sophomore Mylie Oberg (Hanford) was 31st in the 500 free and did not advance out of preliminaries. She still has the 200 and 1,650 free. Texas A&M sophomore Lisa BRATTON ('12-home schooled) is among the top swimmers entered in the NCAA Division I women's championships in Atlanta." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Patsy Cline (RIP) 53 years ago today Virginia Patterson Hensley, AKA Patsy Cline, died in a small plane crash near Camden, Tennessee. She was only 30 years old, but we remember her and miss her 53 years later RIP. -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/06/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Diane & Sue HALE ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray WELLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne GODWIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul TUNNELL ('69) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Dog race [IDITAROD] One can only hope that when they truck the teams out of Anchorage to actually start the race, they can find snow to race on. Global warming? A mere coincidence. On a brighter note, we've hit a trifecta in Bomber birthdays; two Bomber Babes and one guy celebrate today. And for whatever reason I happened to have gone to school with all of them. Just one of those things that happen in life. See the two Babes at Club 40, but haven't seen him since graduation. Perhaps they will all show up at the Birthday Luncheon (where ever that may be. Now, in order of alphabetical (and dictates of Emily Post) a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout is in store for Diane and Sue HALE and Ray WELLS (all from The Class of '54). Not too sure about his age, but the girls have reached the magic age of 21. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR between weather events. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Iditarod Maren, You have singlehandedly gotten a whole lot of people interested. How did you become such a fan? Don't think Louisiana has anything like it???? [I lived in Alaska from '75 to '89 BEFORE the internet... during the "Rick Swenson/Susan Butcher (RIP) rivalry" at a time when local radio gave updates multiple times daily during the race. When I moved back to the "lower 48" in '89, I was LOST... no coverage at all... I'd start watching news stands... USA today would have front page coverage... when Susan would win... and there were bumper stickers that read: "ALASKA - where men are men and women win the Iditarod!" Susan is one of only six who have won 4 times and the only woman to have won 4 times. Rick Swenson is the ONLY one to have won 5 times ('77, 79, 81, '82, 91 - in '78 Dick Mackey beat Rick by one SECOND)... Susan won in '86, '87, '88, and '90.. Yep, I'm hooked. -Maren] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site OFFICIAL RE-start TODAY - 4:30pm (Central) I'll cut this list after the first few CheckPoints... I'm tryin' to keep an eye on too many teams: Ceremonial Start ANCHORAGE TO CAMPBELL AIRSTRIP - 11 miles. Campbell Airstrip to Willow CheckPoint my other-than-sled Willow Pop: 1,700 - 90-minute drive from Anchorage This year they moved SNOW from Fairbanks by train and it only covered 3 miles ... so teams only went 3 miles... then get to Willow for the official re-start. Willow is a 90 minute car ride from Anchorage. WILLOW -> YENTNA STATION - 42 miles Yentna Pop: 8 - Checkpoint at the home of the Dan & Jean Gabryzack family YENTNA STATION -> SKWENTNA - 30 miles Skewntna Pop: 90 - Checkpoint at Joe & Norma Delia's log home, AKA the Post Office. There is a store and very limited lodging nearby. Leaders due in around midnight Sunday OUT OF ANCHORAGE 2. Scott Janssen/Bib #2 - Vet 3. Jessie Royer/Bib #3 - Vet 4. Nathan Schroeder/Bib #4 - Vet 5. Allen Moore/Bib #5 - Vet 7. Lisbet Norris/Bib #7 - Vet 8. Monica Zappa/Bib #8 - Vet 9. Charley Bejna/Bib #9 - Vet 10. Cim Smyth/Bib #10 - Vet (pronounced Smith) 11. Peter Kaiser/Bib #11 - Vet 12. Nicolas Petit/Bib #12 - Vet 13. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #13 - Vet 15. James Volek/Bib #15 - Vet - Buser's "B" 16. Dallas Seavey/Bib #16 - 3x CHAMP 18. Ray Redington, Jr/Bib #18 - Vet 19. Mitch Seavey/Bib #19 - 2x CHAMP 22. Becca Moore-Smyth/Bib #22 - Vet 23. Anna Berington/Bib #23 - Vet 31. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #31 - NORWAY - Vet 32. Brent Sass/Bib #32 - Vet 35. Dag Torulf Olsen/Bib #35 - NORWAY - Rookie 36. Mats Pettersson/Bib #36 - SWEDEN Vet 37. Robert Sorlie/Bib #37 - NORWAY - Vet - 2x CHAMP 41. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #41 - Vet 45. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #45 - Vet 46. Justin Savidis/Bib #46 - Vet 48. Martin Buser/Bib #48 - 4x CHAMP 51. Jim Lanier/Bib #51 - Vet 52. Tore Albrigtsen/Bib #52 - NORWAY - Vet 55. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #55 - Vet 57. Robert Redington/Bib #57 - Rookie 58. Trent Herbst/Bib #58 - Vet 60. Ryan Redington/Bib #60 - Vet 61. Jeff King/Bib #61 - Denali - 4x CHAMP 64. Tim Pappas/Bib #64 - Rookie w/Buser's Puppies 66. John Baker/Bib #66 - CHAMP 67. Jason Mackey/Bib #67 - Vet 70. Hugh Neff/Bib #70 - Vet 72. Lance Mackey/Bib #72 - 4-in-a-row CHAMP 77. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #77 - NORWAY - Vet 78. Tom Jamgochian/Bib #78 - Rookie 79. Geir Idar Hjelvik/Bib #79 - NORWAY - Rookie 83. Kristy Berington/Bib #83 - Vet 84. Hans Gatt/Bib #84 - Vet Mushers Withdrawn 1. Gwenn Bogart - Rookie 2. Seth Barnes - Vet 3. Rohn Buser - Vet 4. Curt Perano - Vet 5. Mike Santos - Vet Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 55 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomberdom Just thinking of some of the great Bombers we've all known that are no longer with us in body, leads me to realize just how blessed we are to be Bombers... while riding to Donuts Saturday Morning, Magoo asked me if I had seen something on face book... I said something about not having seen it which somehow lead to a discussion of small towns such as our little berg and the way kids grew up with a discipline of the neighborhood kids don't seem to have today... As he grew up in Winslow (but I doubt he was standing on that corner) he also knew the frightening words: "aren't you so and so's kid?"... It reminded me of a picture I had found of him on the Internet of a combined platoon made of members of Teams one and two... in the picture the SEALS are all wearing Levis... now there's a great story behind it of the "Great Mystery of the missing Levis"... Magoo and his buds had been on leave and they headed for Winslow for some of his mom's great cooking... unlike my mom, she could really cook... now they had learned after a few months in the river waters that the best thing for leaches was panty hose and Levis... plus Levis lasted much longer... soooooooo, after a few drinks (As I recall... we wuz all lickered up... ") they hit every clothes line in Winslow... a day or two after, the Winslow headline read something like "Mystery of Missing Levis"... when I hear stuff like that it just makes me really glad to come from a town like ours!... so now HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Deirdre JOHNSON ('65) and Pat DORISS ('65) on your special day, March 6, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies March Lunch WHEN: Friday, March 11th, 2016 TIME: 12:00--2:00 PM WHERE: Casa Mia Italian Restaurant, 608 the Parkway, Richland, The Ladies of '65 will be meeting this Friday for our Monthly Luncheon. If you're a "Lady of '65" and haven't been able to join us in quite a while, or you've never attended one of our lunches, please contact me and I'll add you to our reservation, then join us for a cold beverage and some good Italian food--okay?! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Midtown Plaza Productions - Richland "Then and Now" This link was posted on Facebook about the some of the changes which have taken place in Richland, and I thought it would be something classmates might enjoy seeing: Re: Former Hanford swimmer wins at NAIAs ~ 3/5/16 Herald "Former Hanford High School standout Lisa Tixier won her first NAIA national swim title Friday." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/7/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melanie LAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray FISHER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod JOCHEN ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Maren's list of mushers Cim is a funny way of spelling Smyth. {Yes, he really does... and his musher brother, Ramey, spells it the same way... I think they don't know how to pronounce it properly. -Maren] Re: Shirley's video That was a trip down memory lane. Only a couple of places I didn't recognize, but then I didn't go to church, so there you are. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where only the names on the stores have been changed to protect the innocent. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers It's time for the wearing of the green (and gold) once more at the All-Bomber Lunch. It is held the second Saturday of every month in West Richland. Come, bring a friend (Bomber or not) and enjoy a great lunch and lots of conversation with old and new friends. WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2016 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Hugh Neff (Bib # 70) is a teacher and the one who wears a "Cast in the Hat" hat to promote education. He didn't have his hat when he got to the start link and a little girl loaned him hers. The hat is flopped over but if you look closely you might think her parent(s) MUST be a Bomber: Neff's Idarider has a traditional red/white hat picture in her lap.. Report: Martin Buser has pneumonia, but is "on the mend". Skewntna Pop: 90 - Checkpoint at Joe & Norma Delia's log home, AKA the Post Office. There is a store and very limited lodging nearby. Leaders due in here around midnight Sunday OUT OF YENTNA STATION 1. Scott Janssen/Bib #2 - Vet 3. Lisbet Norris/Bib #7 - Vet 4. Jessie Royer/Bib #3 - Vet 5. Peter Kaiser/Bib #11 - Vet 6. Cim Smyth/Bib #10 - Vet (pronounced Smith) 7. Charley Bejna/Bib #9 - Vet 9. Allen Moore/Bib #5 - Vet 12. Mitch Seavey/Bib #19 - 2x CHAMP 13. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #13 - Vet 14. Dallas Seavey/Bib #16 - 3x CHAMP 15. Becca Moore-Smyth/Bib #22 - Vet 16. Anna Berington/Bib #23 - Vet 21. Dag Torulf Olsen/Bib #35 - NORWAY - Rookie 22. Brent Sass/Bib #32 - Vet 23. Robert Sorlie/Bib #37 - NORWAY - Vet - 2x CHAMP 24. Kelly Maixner/Bib#17 - Vet 26. Martin Buser/Bib #48 - 4x CHAMP 27. Sigrid Ekran/Bib#27 - NORWAY - Vet 28. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #41 - Vet 29. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #55 - Vet IN YENTNA STATION 31. Nicolas Petit/Bib #12 - Vet 32. Ray Redington, Jr/Bib #18 - Vet 33. James Volek/Bib #15 - Vet - Buser's "B" 37. Mats Pettersson/Bib #36 - SWEDEN Vet 39. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib #31 - NORWAY - Vet OUT OF WILLOW 45. Ryne Olson/Bib#44 - Vet 46. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #45 - Vet 51. Jim Lanier/Bib #51 - Vet 52. Tore Albrigtsen/Bib #52 - NORWAY - Vet 56. Robert Redington/Bib #57 - Rookie 57. Trent Herbst/Bib #58 - Vet 59. Ryan Redington/Bib #60 - Vet 60. Jeff King/Bib #61 - Denali - 4x CHAMP 62. Matthew Failor/Bib#63 - Vet 63. Tim Pappas/Bib #64 - Rookie w/Buser's Puppies 65. John Baker/Bib #66 - CHAMP 66. Jason Mackey/Bib #67 - Vet 69. Hugh Neff/Bib #70 - Vet 71. Lance Mackey/Bib #72 - 4-in-a-row CHAMP 76. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #77 - NORWAY - Vet 77. Tom Jamgochian/Bib #78 - Rookie 78. Geir Idar Hjelvik/Bib #79 - NORWAY - Rookie 82. Kristy Berington/Bib #83 - Vet 83. Hans Gatt/Bib #84 - Vet SKWENTNA (892 -> NOME) - 40 -> Finger Lake (2:25-11 hrs) Finger Lake Pop: 2 - Checkpoint is at Winter Lake Lodge Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 55 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "It was another title-winning day in the pool for former Hanford High School swim standout Lisa Tixier. The Biola University sophomore closed the NAIA national championships Saturday in Columbus, GA, with her second title in two days, leading the pack in the 100-yard freestyle." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very windy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62), Helen CROSS ('62) Leoma COLES ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65 Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ssan ANDERSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eddy CHARETTE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) '47 BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcus REILLY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHEPARD ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins' ('66) video from 3/6 SS Many thanks to Shirley for the link to Richland "Then and Now." It brought back many memories. My dad was the first watchmaker/jeweler in Richland, and for a time worked at Richland Jewelry. I remember Mom leaving me at his shop in the basement and watching him work. Later, when every drug store had a jeweler (remember those days?) he went to work for GE. I also fondly remember Densow Drugs, especially the soda fountain. I had many dates to the Uptown Theater, but the only one I remember was with Carole JOHNSTON Berg ('62). We went to see "Swiss Family Robinson", and there was a tremendously long line for tickets. We ended up sitting in the fourth row from the front, on the right side. I'm sure Carole doesn't remember that. I wish they'd labeled some of the places that weren't obvious. I don't get to Richland often, and it has changed so much. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins' ('66) video from 3/6 SS I loved watching the video on Richland "Then and Now"; I certainly wasn't very observant as a kid; I couldn't tell you what Berry's [in the Uptown] was then or now for that matter. Seeing Densow's Drugstore brought back many memories of several hours spent there earning ahead to go to college (at $1 an hour until the very end of my time there when Carole SLEDGE ('63) talked me into bringing up to my boss I wasn't getting Union scale wages, despite the fact that I had had to belong to the union to work at Densow's; so I finally got a lot of back pay (over $300 if I remember it right) and I think I worked for one week or so at the top of the scale, and I left for college and that ended my time at Densow's It's getting spring-like here with daffodils sprouting... looks like we will have a pretty Easter despite the fact that it will be quite early this year. And we are expecting 70 weather here tomorrow, which is warmer than my phone tells me is predicted in Sacramento, CA or Gardnerville, Nevada, where my grandsons live, and that doesn't happen very often, especially this time of year. But we are enjoying it! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Warm weather greetings from Hope, IN ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Had a pleasant surprise this week-end when John PERKINS ('63) and his lovely wife came into my store for a visit! I recognized John immediately, he hasn't really changed that much through the years! We chatted about the old and new of Richland and about family! So fun to see past Bombers come to the coast! Stormy weather here right now, but leaving in two weeks with my granddaughter for a spring break trip to Las Vegas! So looking forward to some warm weather!! Take care everyone, -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ in rainy, windy Lincoln City, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Rainy Pass Pop: 2 (Steve & Denise Perrins) Rainy Pass Lodge is open for food, fuel & lodging throughout the winter. RAINY PASS (845 -> NOME - 35 -> Rohn Rohn Pop: 0 - actual Rohn Roadhouse is gone, Checkpoint is a cabin built in the 1930s. No facilities for visitors to the checkpoint. ROHN (810 -> NOME - 75 -> Nikolai Nikolai Pop: 125 - Village store, an airstrip & limited lodging w/advance booking. Checkpoint in Community Hall It is said the winner is usually in the first 15 teams to arrive. Leaders due in at about 8am Tuesday. OUT OF ROHN 1. Lance Mackey/Bib #72 - 4-in-a-row CHAMP - Raynauds Disease - what fingers he has left feel numb and cold in response to cold temps - carrying 3 hand warmers in each BIG/HUGE electric mitten. fingers crack in really cold temps. 2. Dallas Seavey/Bib #16 - 3x CHAMP - has the sniffles 3. Aliy Zirkle/Bib #13 - Vet INTO ROHN 4. Hugh Neff/Bib #70 - Vet 5. Noah Burmeister/Bib#39 - Vet 6. Nicolas Petit/Bib #12 - Vet 7. Jason Mackey/Bib #67 - Vet 8. Kelly Maixner/Bib#17 - Vet 9. Peter Kaiser/Bib #11 - Vet OUT OF RAINY PASS 10. Paul Gebhardt/Bib #55 - Vet 11. Richie Diehl/Bib#38 - Vet 12. John Baker/Bib #66 - CHAMP 13. Brent Sass/Bib #32 - Vet 14. Katherine Keith/Bib#85 - Vet 15. Wade Marrs/Bib#33 - Vet 16. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #77 - NORWAY - Vet 17. Mitch Seavey/Bib #19 - 2x CHAMP - hadda leave his "best" lead dog in Anchorage the morning of the race and Vets just sent a 2nd lead dog home with some sort of thing with it's heart (checked with EKG before dropping the dog) 18. Ketil Reitan/Bib#6 - Vet 19. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib#31 - NORWAY - Vet 20. Jeff King/Bib #61 - Denali - 4x CHAMP 21. Sigrid Ekran/Bib#27 - NORWAY - Vet 22. Cim Smyth/Bib #10 - Vet (pronounced Smith) 24. Robert Sorlie/Bib #37 - NORWAY - Vet - 2x CHAMP 26. Mats Pettersson/Bib #36 - SWEDEN Vet 29. Ray Redington, Jr/Bib #18 - Vet 31. Jessie Royer/Bib #3 - Vet 33. Allen Moore/Bib #5 - Vet 40. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #41 - Vet 41. Dag Torulf Olsen/Bib #35 - NORWAY - Rookie 42. Scott Janssen/Bib #2 - Vet 43. Hans Gatt/Bib #84 - Vet 44. Ryan Redington/Bib #60 - Vet INTO RAINY PASS 45. James Volek/Bib #15 - Vet - Buser's "B" 46. Martin Buser/Bib #48 - 4x CHAMP - has pneumonia 47. Charley Bejna/Bib #9 - Vet 48. Matt Failor/Bib#63 - Vet 40. Geir Idar Hjelvik/Bib #79 - NORWAY - Rookie 51. Anna Berington/Bib #23 - Vet 53. Kristy Berington/Bib #83 - Vet 54. Jim Lanier/Bib #51 - Vet 55. Tore Albrigtsen/Bib #52 - NORWAY - Vet 57. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #45 - Vet 61. Becca Moore-Smyth/Bib #22 - Vet 62. Robert Redington/Bib #57 - Rookie OUT OF FINGER LAKE 63. Trent Herbst/Bib #58 - Vet 64. Lisbet Norris/Bib #7 - Vet 66. Tim Pappas/Bib #64 - Rookie w/Buser's Puppies 68. Tom Jamgochian/Bib #78 - Rookie 71. Ryne Olson/Bib#44 - Vet OUT OF SKWENTNA These two (rookie) yokels are tied for the red lantern(last place). They BOTH took a wrong turn out of Skwentna... well one FOLLOWED the other's sled track. Both are running dogs out of a Seavey kennel and both realized their error independenty and turned around, but they both have a lot of time to make up... 82. Larry Daugherty(r)/Bib#43 (restinng) 83. Patrick Beall(r)/Bib#53 (resting) Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 67 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: There's a new kid in town Well what to call this Birthday Bomber these days is becoming more difficult... In the early days he was just that new farm boy from Ideeho who knew more about cars at birth than the rest of us will ever know... now cuz I left Richland for 20 years after that class grageated in '66, I was unaware of the cool rides he would have over the intervening years... But I would always remember the black '40 Ford he picked up around the time we were 17... The difference between towns like Winslow I mentioned the other day and Richland is that we always return and it is always home... my friends all marvel at that fact... in fact, a number of my Vegas friends are good buds with the b-day boy... When I finally came home, he had acquired the new name of "Doc 40"... that was a good one ... couldn't tie him down too much even tho he knew and knows more about flat motors than the rest of us combined... the '40 would undergo some more new stuff in motors and paint over the years but he's still got it (look carefully under the pile of dust in the back of the shop... you'll see it... it collects dust now and then but always comes out in the end)... now old friendships remain the goodest and ours has remained over the years closer than ever... when he lived in Vegas for a while I had some bad steering in my f-1... it was before it was dropped 4" and one could still crawl under it... he crawled under and prolly asked for a wrench and a screw driver... but nothing more... in 5 minutes it was cured and he wouldn't say what he did... just grinned I KNOW he didn't shim it... no shims... now I ask him many years later and he don't 'member... I've thought about the box but everything I read say I gotta unhook the world to tighten the box... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... then there was the time he started humming the little Honda song and wear shirts that said "If you can read this [she} fell off" and he became "honda boy"... oh the shame of it all... so now... according to what Big Mike of Vegas tells me (OK I confirmed it myself) he has become "Mr. Corvette Club of America"(CCofA)... with his little spec sheets of original equipment and his little sticker that says "all correct numbers parking only"... no more spot by the front of the DQ for him... do the Vettes even park at the DQ??????... guess I'll have to cross reference the CDNs rules against the CCofA rules... arrrrrrrgh doesn't sound appealing... but no matter what title the boy wears, he has been my good buddy since he rolled into town on a farm license back when we wus 15 years old... and I'll always worship the ground upon which he walks for having the best staying power in High School of them all... HAPPY BRTHDAY, Jimmie ADAIR, ('65-'67) on your special day, March 8, 2016 (call ya later)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Wishing my brother, Jim ADAIR ('66), a Happy Birthday! Eat cake and dance, Dood. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Belated Birthday Boy, oh, boy am I in trouble. I can't believe I missed one of my hunting and fishing buddies birthday on the 5th. But then again he never checked to see why I missed his birthday. Geez for all he knew I'd fallen in a well and was hurt, or I'd been chased up a tree by a bear and was trapped. But nooooo! Oh, well. Happy belated Birthday to Tom MATTIS ('66). I know you had a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in rainy Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/09/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George HAMMONS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich HUSKE ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim STECKLINE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PANTHER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary ROLPH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JACOBS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet OLSON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ALBAUGH ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra GIANGRANDE ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob PEUTZ ('73) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Leonard PETERS & MaryMike HARTNETT ('61) 03/09/96 Wendy Remembered: ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site McGrath Pop: 479 - Two stores, a bar and a restaurant. Last av gas (except Galena) till you get to Unalakleet Lodging is available with advance booking. Takotna Pop: 51 - Town has a store and a restaurant. One of the smallest towns with one of the biggest welcomes - famous for their pies & homemade food for mushers *It is said the winner is usually in the first 15 teams to arrive into NIKOLAI: 1. Lance Mackey 2. Dallas Seavey 3. Aiy Zirkle 4. Mitch Seavey 5. Noah Burmeister 6. Brent Sass 7. Wade Marrs 8. Pete Kaiser 9. Robert Sorlie 10. Nic Petit 11. Hugh Neff 12. Paul Gebhardt 13. Jeff King 14. Jason Mackey 15. Cim Smyth THE RACE next checkpoints: OPHIR, CRIPPLE, RUBY, GALENA, NULATO, KALTAG, UNALAKLEET.... OUT OF TAKOTNA 1. *Brent Sass/Bib #32 - Vet IN TAKOTNA 2. *Mitch Seavey/Bib #19 - 2x CHAMP 3. *Pete Kaiser/Bib#11 - Vet 4. *Aliy Zirkle/Bib #13 - Vet 5. *Noah Burmeister/Bib#39 - Vet OUT OF McGRATH 6. *Nic Petit/Bib #12 - Vet 7. *Dallas Seavey/Bib #16 - 3x CHAMP 8. Ray Redington, Jr/Bib #18 - Vet 9. Jessie Royer/Bib #3 - Vet 10. *Paul Gebhardt/Bib #55 - Vet 11. Michelle Phillips/Bib#30 - Vet 12. Ken Anderson/Bib #81 - Vet INTO McGRATH 13. *Wade Marrs/Bib#33 - Vet 14. *Robert Sorlie/Bib #37 - NORWAY - Vet - 2x CHAMP 15. *Lance Mackey/Bib #72 - 4-in-a-row CHAMP 15. John Baker/Bib #66 - CHAMP 17. Sigrid Ekran/Bib#27 - NORWAY - Vet 18. Travis Beals/Bib#28 - Vet 19. *Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib#31 - NORWAY - Vet 20. Ketil Reitan/Bib#6 - Vet 21. Richie Diehl/Bib#38 - Vet 22. Rick Casillo/Bib#20 - Vet 24. Ralph Johannessen/Bib #77 - NORWAY - Vet 25. *Cim Smyth/Bib #10 - Vet (pronounced Smith) OUT OF NIKOLAI 26. *Jason Mackey/Bib #67 - Vet 27. Kelly Maixner/Bib#17 - Vet 29. *Jeff King/Bib #61 - Denali - 4x CHAMP 30. Katherine Keith/Bib#85 - Vet 32. Mats Pettersson/Bib #36 - SWEDEN Vet 35. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #41 - Vet 36. Allen Moore/Bib #5 - Vet 37. Geir Idar Hjelvik/Bib #79 - NORWAY - Rookie 40. Dag Torulf Olsen/Bib #35 - NORWAY - Rookie INTO NIKOLAI 42. *Hugh Neff/Bib #70 - Vet 43. Matt Failor/Bib#63 - Vet 44. Ryan Redington/Bib #60 - Vet 45. Martin Buser/Bib #48 - 4x CHAMP 47. Hans Gatt/Bib #84 - Vet 50. Kristy Berington/Bib #83 - Vet 51. Anna Berington/Bib #23 - Vet 52. Tore Albrigtsen/Bib #52 - NORWAY - Vet 54. Charley Bejna/Bib #9 - Vet OUT OF ROHN 56. Trent Herbst/Bib #58 - Vet 57. Lisbet Norris/Bib #7 - Vet 58. James Volek/Bib #15 - Vet - Buser's "B" 59. Becca Moore-Smyth/Bib #22 - Vet 61. Jim Lanier/Bib #51 - Vet 62. Robert Redington/Bib #57 - Rookie 63. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #45 - Vet 65. Scott Janssen/Bib #2 - Vet 67. Tom Jamgochian/Bib #78 - Rookie 68. Ryne Olson/Bib#44 - Vet 71. Tim Pappas/Bib #64 - Rookie w/Buser's Puppies INTO ROHN 80. Patrick Beall(r)/Bib#53 OUT OF RAINY PASS 82. Larry Daugherty(r)/Bib#43 Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 69 at 2am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: "Swiss Family Robinson" Your experience is similar to mine with this movie, although I went by myself. The movie was highly advertised on TV and my parents having bought something in Walla Walla were given a free pass to the movie for me. We lived in Milton-Freewater, OR at the time. My dad dropped me off and there was a extremely long line. I got to about 20 feet from the ticket booth when it sold out. I had to wait until the next showing standing out in the cold. The clock downtown was showing 33 the whole time. (I looked up on IMDB and found the release day for it was Dec 21, 1960.) Dad came back and I went to the car telling him I had not gotten in, thereby loosing my place in line because they had all gone in. When I finally did get in, like you, about only place left was up front on the right side and probably fourth or fifth row from the front. I liked the movie so much I thought it was well worth it. Parents said I should have called them, but I never even thought of that. In fact, I don't remember ever calling a friend or anyone until '61 or '62, if I wanted to talk to a friend I just went to their house. About six months later we moved to Richland and the first movie I saw was "The Parent Trap" at the Uptown theater. In 1954 I saw "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and had always wanted to see it again. About '62 or '63 it was re-released and I went to the Uptown theater with the intention of sitting through it twice. Today I have all three on DVD. My daughter has a whole wall full of DVDs, but I only have about one shelf; about half of them are movies I saw when I was young. If anyone is interested, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" will be shown on TCM tonight (Wednesday) and the program after it is a "Disneyland" episode about filming the movie. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: weather Well it's been a week of fighting not fighting... losing, but this is a b-day I just can't miss... it'll be short and sweet but the thoughts are there... met this Bomber-babe in Jr high and was gaa gaa over her the whole time... it was all I could do to bring myself to even speak to her but over the years we have become good close friends and one cannot have enough or too many true friends... don't get to see her much now that she's moved from Las Vegas, but we do keep in touch... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Pam PANTHER ('65) on your special day, March 9, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! David Rivers ('65) nitey nite... agin! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Small World It's truly a small world after all. I go to the racquet club 5 days a week to work out. I had heard Katie SHEERAN Johnson ('61) is always out there but didn't know what she looks like. Just by chance today I heard someone call her Katie so put 2 and 2 together and started a conversation. Yes, I had guessed right and we talked for awhile (she was leaving and I was coming in). She asked me my name and when I asked her if she reads the Sandstorm she said on occasion. I said remember about 3 years ago when there was a lady talking about her cancer journey and she said yes, I said well I'm that lady. Then I go into the locker room and I got talking to a lady I've talked with numerous times and being a "Bomber" came up. I asked if she were a Bomber and she said no a "Bulldog" but her mother is a Bomber. She was in the class of (I think she said '63) and her maiden name is Rowe, has a brother as it turns out in my class named Everett ROWE ('69). The gal I was talking with graduated from PHS in '83 (I believe) but don't know her name. So see it is a small world after all. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ of that I'm definitely surev ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/10/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DAVENPORT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb O'MALLEY ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Well, I finally remembered to have my youngest son, Ryan, help me set up my Fitbit I've had since Christmas... I love it... t Today I wore it to the HS gym where I walk for an hour 3 days a week (or try to, as we start at 6:30 so I have to hit the floor at 6 am, which is my hardest battle of the day; to get up before the sun is up); anyway, my Fitbit recorded 7,651 steps and 3.1 miles and 59 yr "active minutes". Which I guess is based on a high enough heart rate to merit being called an "active minute". Betti AVANT ('69) commented on meeting Bombers in person she'd heard of. Well, Facebook has brought me together with a few friends I haven't talked to in years; one is Sue ELLIOTT ('62) who I spent quite a bit of time with when we were both at CBC Jr. college in 1963 before we both transferred to WSU where we lived in the same dorm, but didn't see as much of each other as we had the previous year. We have been in contact all these years a little, but with Facebook we communicate almost daily. Another one is Margaret Hellberg, aka Margie LEWIS ('62). It's fun to reconnect, as I've always wished I'd never left the PNW in some ways. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are enjoying 70 spring weather a month early!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site We'll start to know more about which team is actually in the lead after teams come off their mandatory 24 hour rest... THE RACE next checkpoints: RUBY, GALENA, NULATO, KALTAG, UNALAKLEET... INTO CRIPPLE (70 miles to Ruby) Cripple Pop: 0 - Checkpoint: "official" halfway point 1. *Dallas Seavey/#16 - 3x CHAMP 2. *Noah Burmeister/#39 - Vet 3. *Robert Sorlie/#37 - NORWAY - Vet - 2x CHAMP 4. John Baker/#66 - CHAMP OUT OF OPHIR 5. *Jeff King/#61 - 4x CHAMP 6. *Lance Mackey/#72 - 4-in-a-row CHAMP 7. Kelly Maixner/#17 - Vet 8. Ralph Johannessen/#77 - NORWAY - Vet INTO OPHIR (73 miles to Cripple) Ophir Pop: 0 - Checkpoint: Dick & Audra Forsgren's cabin 9. *Brent Sass/Bib #32 - Vet 10. *Nic Petit/Bib #12 - Vet 11. Ken Anderson/Bib #81 - Vet 12. *Joar Leifseth Ulsom/Bib#31 - NORWAY - Vet 13. Ketil Reitan/Bib#6 - Vet 15. Sigrid Ekran/Bib#27 - NORWAY - Vet 16. *Cim Smyth/Bib #10 - Vet (pronounced Smith) 17. Martin Buser/Bib #48 - 4x CHAMP INTO TAKOTNA (23 miles to Ophir) 18. *Mitch Seavey/Bib #19 - 2x CHAMP 19. *Pete Kaiser/Bib#11 - Vet 29. *Aliy Zirkle/Bib #13 - Vet 21. Jessie Royer/Bib #3 - Vet 22. Ray Redington, Jr/Bib #18 - Vet 23. Richie Diehl/Bib#38 - Vet 24. *Paul Gebhardt/Bib #55 - Vet 25. Michelle Phillips/Bib#30 - Vet 28. Mats Pettersson/Bib #36 - SWEDEN Vet 29. Linwood Fiedler/Bib #41 - Vet 30. Allen Moore/Bib #5 - Vet 31. Geir Idar Hjelvik/Bib #79 - NORWAY - Rookie 34. Katherine Keith/Bib#85 - Vet 35. Dag Torulf Olsen/Bib #35 - NORWAY - Rookie 39. Kristy Berington/Bib #83 - Vet 40. Anna Berington/Bib #23 - Vet 41. Tore Albrigtsen/Bib #52 - NORWAY - Vet 42. James Volek/Bib #15 - Vet - Buser's "B" 43. DeeDee Jonrowe/Bib #45 - Vet 44. Tim Pappas/Bib #64 - Rookie w/Buser's Puppies OUT OF McGRATH 45. *Hugh Neff/Bib #70 - Vet (has taken his "24") INTO McGRATH 46. *Wade Marrs/Bib#33 - Vet 47. Travis Beals/Bib#28 - Vet 48. Rick Casillo/Bib#20 - Vet 49. *Jason Mackey/Bib #67 - Vet 55. Trent Herbst/Bib #58 - Vet 56. Becca Moore-Smyth/Bib #22 - Vet 57. Lisbet Norris/Bib #7 - Vet 60. Jim Lanier/Bib #51 - Vet OUT OF NIKOLAI 63. Ryne Olson/Bib#44 - Vet 64. Tom Jamgochian/Bib #78 - Rookie 66. Matt Failor/Bib#63 - Vet (has taken his "24") 68. Ryan Redington/Bib #60 - Vet IN NIKOLAI 70. Charley Bejna/Bib #9 - Vet 72. Scott Janssen/Bib #2 - Vet 73. Robert Redington/Bib #57 - Rookie OUT OF ROHN 76. Patrick Beall(r)/Bib#53 81. Larry Daugherty(r)/Bib#43 (CURRENT RED LANTERN) Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 69 at 2am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 in '16 ~ 50 - Year Class Reunion WHEN: August 12-13, 2016 WHERE: Richland Red Lion/Hanford House Registration forms were emailed March 9 to those classmates who have provided their email addresses. For classmates without email addresses, the forms were sent through the mail. Please complete the forms and return them along with your check by June 1. The link to our Reunion Page is If you have any questions, please contact me at Looking forward to seeing our classmates and their guests in August. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/11/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay McCUE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HERIFORD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mandy HOLMES ('97) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike AUSTEN ('99) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site TRACE STANDINGS - TOP 5 1. *Jeff King/Bib #61 - 4x CHAMP 2. *Brent Sass/#32 - Vet 3. *Aliy Zirkle/#13 - Vet 4. Ken Anderson/#81 - Vet 5. *Mitch Seavey/#19 - 2x CHAMP Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 72 at 2am ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RICHARDSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph KEPPEON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie WALSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue BENNETT ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathryn SANT ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site RACE STANDINGS - TOP 5 1. *Brent Sass/#32 - Vet 2. *Aliy Zirkle/#13 - Vet 3. *Mitch Seavey/#19 - 2x CHAMP 4. *Jeff King/Bib #61 - 4x CHAMP 5. *Robert Sorlie/#37 - NORWAY - Vet - 2x CHAMP Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: oh my Well this has been the week that was for me. Been to the doc three times with something respiratory... he finally took X-Rays and blood... eat and sleep is about it so far and drive to the doc, even had to miss some Bomber games in Vegas with old buddy Jack BONEWELL ('65), but I couldn't miss this birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jeanie WALSH ('63) on your special day, March 12, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I'm sure you have spent time at the Library this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/13/16 ~ SPRING FORWARD AT 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HINKLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carole SLEDGE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 3/12/16 around 2am (AK time) some a-hole on a snow machine first attacked Aliy Zirkle and then Jeff King. Aliy faught the jerk off with one of those 3' lath trail markers. Jeff King was not so lucky and one dog, "Nash" was killed... 2 others, "Crosby" and "Banjo", were injured, but not seriously. Jeff said the "cowling" came off the snow machine and he brought it to Nulato to aid Alaska State Troopers identify the snow machiner involved. Jeff thinks it was substance abuse related... Alaska State Troopers are investigating have taken the 26 year old suspect into custody and there are MULTIPLE charges.. RACE STANDINGS - TOP 10 1. *Brent Sass/#32 - Vet 2. *Aliy Zirkle/#13 - Vet 3. *Dallas Seavey/#16 - 3x CHAMP 4. *Wade Marrs/#33 - Vet 5. *Mitch Seavey/#19 - 2x CHAMP 6. John Baker/#66 - CHAMP 7. Michelle Phillips/#30 - Vet 8. Ray Redington, Jr/#18 - Vet 9. *Hugh Neff/#70 - Vet 10. Scott Smith/#62 - Vet Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 67 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber ways Special thanks for all the concern expressed for my "illness"... I mean when I consider what illnesses are out there and what afflictions our friends have suffered I feel like a little 5 year old whining. Since having my ear drum blown out back in '68 I have had to be very careful as I am quite prone to infections... but never one quite like this one. Antibiotics didn't grab it as normal so I have no clue... apparently my x-rays and blood were OK or Corey would have called me... he is just the best... saved me from spending my life paralyzed when my old Rocket injury flared up with no warning and I think he walks on water... he also kept Jimmie ADAIR ('65) from some serious heart complications... he moves like lightning thank goodness... I learned that while I was coming down with this on the Georgia coast, one of my bestest buds inna world was coming down with something, similar in LaConner, WA... now I do recall some suspicious looking olphins one day with what may have been "Spectre" markings on them... didn't notice Gold finger hiding nearby but who knows... well hopefully we are both on the mend... if you start to feel queezie don't wait on this stuff... get to the doc ASAP! Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol SLEDGE ('63) on your special day, March 13 2016... been seeing Ronnie ('65) around town more often these days and it's always good to see one of you two as often as I can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/14/16 ~ HAPPY PI DAY (3.14Yadda Yadda Yadda) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane DVORAK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna ADAMS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SCHULZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia WADE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen PIERCE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HORTON ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLBAUER ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site 3/13/16 Re: Snowmachine attack on Zirkle and King Suspect is in custody on MULTIPLE charges... apparently it was an alcohol related black out.. . RACE STANDINGS - TOP 5 1. *Dallas Seavey/#16 - 3x CHAMP 2. *Mitch Seavey/#19 - 2x CHAMP 3. *Brent Sass/#32 - Vet 4. *Aliy Zirkle/#13 - Vet 5. *Wade Marrs/#33 - Vet Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 69 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Mr. Alfred Stolte, Teacher The obit for Mr. Alfred Stotle was in Sunday's paper. He was born July 27, 1930 and passed away January 6, 2016. The family invites you to a memorial service at Richland Lutheran Church in Richland at 1:30pm on Saturday, March 19, 2016, with a reception to follow. He was a teacher and a counselor from 1955-1987 for the Richland and Sumner School Districts having been a 6th grade teacher at Spalding for the class of 1966 Re: Hanford Project picture??????????????????? Per Burt PIERARD ('59) This is ABSOUELY NOT a Hanford Project plant. It is apparently some sort of a wood processing plant... possibly plywood. Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) sent this picture she found with some of her dad's things and wondered if it is a picture of the 100 areas on the Hanford Project. Are any of you able to confirm for her? -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/15/16 ~ BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) John BROWNE ('61), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Tedd CADD ('66), John MOSLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara SMITH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry GANZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessica AVANT ('95) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave COCHRAN & Nadine REYNOLDS ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Hanford (?) picture (3/14 Sandstorm entry) "3/14/16 Per Burt PIERARD ('59) "This is ABSOUELY NOT a Hanford Project plant. It is apparently some sort of a wood processing plant... possibly plywood." Gotta go along with Burt on this one. Definitely not Hanford. Definitely a mill, either paper or lumber. However, given the fact that Hanford was a major government project, they might have had a paper mill of their own. Trust everyone has at last sprung forward and at least enjoyed Pi day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather events may be winding down by the end of the week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Re: Hanford (?) picture (3/14 Sandstorm entry) "3/14/16 Per Burt PIERARD ('59) "This is ABSOLUTELY NOT a Hanford Project plant. It is apparently some sort of a wood processing plant... possibly plywood." Paper mill at Camas, WA? -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John BROWNE, Jr. ('61) Re: Snowmachiner Attack on Iditarod Mushers Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King I don't believe for a MILLISECOND that an "alcohol blackout" had anything to do with the attack by snowmobile on Aliy Zirkle (and her fellow musher, Jeff King) last Saturday. I think it was some misogynist who HATED the idea of a woman ever winning another Iditarod... and he went after Jeff King as an afterthought... and did more damage because his "sneak attack" worked. I don't even want to say what I think should happen to the attacker (my "inner-buddha blushes, cringes, rolls its eyes, and begins to chant furiously). I HAVE a favorite in this race... and it's Aliy Zirkle, who has come in second more than once, and was at or near the front when this "incident" happened. She's a brave person... and she will persevere. I'm gonna go walk in the rain, and chill out, I guess... and listen to Spring noises. ^..^ -John Browne ('61) ~ Peace... the affordable alternative ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site RACE STANDINGS - TOP 10 1. *Dallas Seavey/#16 - 3x CHAMP 2. *Mitch Seavey/#19 - 2x CHAMP 3. *Brent Sass/#32 - Vet 4. *Aliy Zirkle/#13 - Vet 5. *Wade Marrs/#33 - Vet 6. *Pete Kaiser/#11 - Vet 7. *Joar Leifseth Ulsom/#31 - NORWAY - Vet 8. *Noah Burmeister/#39 - Vet 9. Ralph Johannessen/#77 - NORWAY - Vet 10. *Nic Petit/#12 - Vet Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We are the lucky ducks OK once I wrote that I realized I could be accused of being biased in favor of An Oregon School (which my cool lil baby girl attended)... it was not my intention... I was just thinking of two Bombers with b-days today and just how glad I am to know and have known them. While I am not one to wish for do-overs, I can say that I would have preferred NOT to have stayed away from my home town for nearly 20 years before returning... the one thing I missed was getting to know many Bombers earlier on in life... but for these two, I am certainly happy to know them and to wish HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roy BALLARD ('63) and Thea WALLACE ('63-RIP)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Picture sent to me by Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) Could this be the Boise Cascade Pulp Mill? [SAME PICTURE as the one from the 3/14 Sandstorm: Shirley just changed the NAME of the picture. -Maren] Re: On This Day ~ 3/14/16 Tri-City Herald And who might these two young men have been? Re: RIP Mr. Alfred Stolte, Teacher The link to Mr. Stolte's obituary on the Einan's website. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very windy Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Hanford Project picture???? (3/14 Sandstorm entry) "3/14/16 Per Burt PIERARD ('59) "This is ABSOLUTELY NOT a Hanford Project plant. It is apparently some sort of a wood processing plant... possibly plywood." Agree with Burt: the log rafts indicate a wood processing plant of some sort. -Tedd CADD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John MOSLEY ('71) Re: Class of 1971 in 2016 - 45 Year Reunion Good Morning to all Bombers! To the class of 1971: We are planning a 45 year graduation reunion WHEN: August 19-21, 2016 Still in the planning stages but be sure to save the date. Some activities are golfing, picnic, kegger in the desert and an informal get together at the Gaslight. More to follow and all ideas are welcome. This is a warm up for the big 50 year reunion! Feel free to contact me -John MOSLEY ('71) Go Bombers! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Tedd CADD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hazel MORGAN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami LYONS ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rhonda MILLER ('78) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Picture in question First of all I agree with all who say it is NOT anything at Hanford. And I think I agree with Burt PIERARD ('59) that it is a plywood mill. Most paper mills work off of wood chips and/or sawdust for feeding the process. Chips and sawdust are plentiful in the NW and it is already chopped up. Double ponds indicate wood that is well soaked on purpose for the plywood peeling operation. Having sold precision optical tooling (used to align production machinery) to paper mills I have been in a lot of them in the NW. It is not any of the mills in Puget Sound. Judging by the large body of water next to it, it may be on the Columbia but I don't think it is the Camas mill as SR 14 runs right by there, and I don't see it in the picture. I drove right by the Camas mill 2 weeks ago and it does not seem the same to me. There is a main road that runs North next to the mill that I have driven on to reach a clients business many times. It is possible it is, or was a mill in Canada. They have some big ones. Well so much for retiring April 28th, and playing in my wood shop. Jackie and I are invested in a revolutionary water purification system. It will make drinking water out of sea water. It will clean up many kinds of dirty water. Finally after 5 years of fiddling with it the working model has proved itself to the point that industries are asking when can we have several? Yes, it really works! The average unit will fit in a standard 40 foot shipping container. Five years ago I predicted that it will take 10 manufacturing assembly plants across the world to fill the demand. Management is now planning 13-15 in the next 5-7 years. For 5 years now I have been frequently bugging them about ways to sell it, and a variety of technical points. Last weekend I was offered (and accepted) a position of Assistant to the VP of Sales and Marketing and as members of the management team we will be helping to set policies and direction. And I will be able to travel and do some sales work. (my second love after my family). -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from a very wet Tacoma. I spent the weekend pumping several thousand gallons of water out from the crawl space under my house. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site We have a winner and new recods !. Dallas Seavey/#16 - 4x CHAMP in 8:11:20:16s w/6 dogs 2. Mitch Seavey/#19 - 2x CHAMP in 8:12:05:25 w/10 dogs 3. *Aliy Zirkle/#13 - Vet 4. *Wade Marrs/#33 - Vet 5. *Pete Kaiser/#11 - Vet Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Quilts of Valor (QoV) Presentation Bill BRANDT ('66) posted this picture on his Facebook page showing quilts being presented on March 14, 2016, at the Spudnut Shop to four of his veteran friends honoring their military service. Left to right: Roger FISHBACK ('62), Vietnam Bill Clifford (NAB), WWII Jack GARDINER ('61), Vietnam Bill Hart (NAB), WWII Bill BRANDT's wife's quilting group made the quilts and did the presentation. His wife is Jackie BOYDSTUN Brandt ('69 KHS). -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: Picture in question Not Boise Cascade Wallula Plant or the Camas Plant. (I spent too much time in Camas smelling the pulp mill there.) -Tedd CADD ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/17/16 ~ HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Dan HAGGARD ('57), Earl BENNETT ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard ROBERTS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat BADGER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia LEIBEL ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary JACKSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LANG ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa LYSHER ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) This morning (3/16/16) I was informed that our friend and classmate, Pat FOLEY ('57) peacefully passed away. Funeral arrangements are forthcoming. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pat's family during this difficult time. Bomber Tears... -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Bob Carlson's [aka Mike CLOWES ('54)] Pi day wish My enjoyment of Pi moment (rounding off to 3 hours 48 minutes after midnight on 3/14 after rounding off pi to 3.14159 - I'd use the Greek letter but Maren's font won't support it) was strictly subconscious, and I do not recall any dreams, enjoyable or otherwise, in that time frame. I slept well Monday morning until about 6:25 EDT. Rounding off to the whole day is too imprecise and leaves too much room for fleeting variations of enjoyment, such as highly enjoyable breakfast followed by having to coordinate with my assistant church treasurer, who is an accountant while I am not, to figure out what was wrong with the Building Fund balance in Quickbooks. Thank you for inquiring. Regards, ecb3 -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Picture in question [NOT} A bit late. My thought was the Lewiston pulp mill I spent more time than I should have searching for pictures of pulp mills in the Northwest, gave up and hoped someone else knew. I keep coming back to thinking it might be Lewiston... maybe. There seems to be a similarity between the long building and place where the stacks are in this photo. That mill was first built in the early '20s and it could be an earlier photo than this one with the two log ponds filled in and buildings over them with a channel going by them to a larger log pond further to the right of the picture, if it is in fact Lewiston. I would forget the date on this photo as from the description they are obviously talking about a different picture all together. The second picture is labeled 1980 and shows the log pond filled in, but the channel still there. This is similar to what you can see on Google earth. They used to make plywood and presto logs, but I wonder is only make paper these days. otos/id/349/rec/3 Re: Pi Day [3/14] Little late here too. Drove past a restaurant in Kennewick on the 14th and saw a sign that read, "Every Day is Pi Day." Here is something to try: punch 3.14 into your calculator and hold it up to a mirror... see what the reflection says. Re: St. Patrick's Day [3/17] On time for this. I'll be out looking for a Leprechaun to see it I can get his pot of gold. I know gold is very heavy so I am taking along a hand truck to wheel it back. Just wondering, how many pints of Guinness does one have to drink to be able to see a Leprechaun. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ Erin Go Bragh ~ or more properly ~ irinn go Brch ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers unite Please join me in prayer for Sally SHEERAN Heath ('58) and her family for the recovery of her son-in-law, Todd Palin (NAB). Tod Snowmachine accident. -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Picture in question [NOT Hanford Project] Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) sent me new information about where the picture in question was taken. It could be the Miller Logging Mill in the Kelso/Longview/Castle Rock area. She said her dad's side of the family came from the Castle Rock area and were loggers working in the sawmills. I left the picture identified as "Hanford Project" even though we now know that is not where the picture was taken. Thank you for all of your responses. Hopefully the location can be identified for Sandi. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we are again enjoying our warm weather in the high 50s and low 60s during the days. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: "March" Spokane Bomber Lunch The next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2016 WHEN: Saturday March, 19, 2015 TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant Located at 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane. Come and join us for lunch, All Bombers, their families, and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering, all class years are welcome) Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Ken HEMINGER ('56) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BRADY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KIRZ ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* This arrived yesterday -- in PLENTY of time for yesterday's Bomber birthdays... Bomber apologies, Bob! -Maren ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Wow! A Bomber and a trifecta of Bomber Babes hit the jackpot today. And to top it all off, it is Saint Patrick's Day "faith and begorra!" I know four of them, and of course the Junior Gyrene ('65) will claim I knew all five. Hey, I'm old, but not that OLD. First off (age before beauty) we do the thing with the beanie and etc., for Richard ROBERTS ('49). And then I tip the ol' propeller beanie and politely say "Happy Birthday!" to Patti BADGER ('53); Patricia LEIBEL ('54) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN ('55); only one of whom is eligible to attend tomorrow's gathering at the ice cream parlor (but I think they would all be welcome). And, I hope to see one or two of them at the Birthday Luncheon. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for a pleasant week end. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Montana's mini Iditarod - "Race to the Sky" Here is a picture of the finish line. Sign reads: MONTANA RACE TO THE SKY FINISH" It's about 90 miles west of me in Lincoln, MT. As was the problem in Alaska, the same was true here this year... Not much snow.... More information is here: Bomber cheers, -Ken HEMINGER ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Aliy Zirkle Shares a Message March 16, 2016 10:01 pm Thank you all for the kindness and support shown to me and my team after the events on the trail between Mile 612 and 629 of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in the early morning of Saturday March 12, 2016. I have been mushing the trails of Alaska for over 20 years and lived in the Yukon-Koyokuk community. Not once have I felt in real danger from another human being. I am experienced with sharing the trails with snowmachiners and other users, ensuring that I do everything I can to be seen and to keep my dog team safe. It is on these trails with my dogs that I feel most comfortable and confident. That changed on the morning of March 12. Over the course of almost two hours one man, by using his snowmachine, made prolonged, aggressive and what I believe to be deliberate threats to me and my team. For two hours, I felt like a hostage and I sincerely believe that our lives were in danger. I was terrified. Had it not been for my defensive reactions, we could have been maimed or killed. The Iditarod race judge at the checkpoint, the veterinarians, others associated with the race and many people from the village of Nulato were extremely supportive and understanding after learning the seriousness of the events on the river. They provided me with practical and moral support and I would not have continued the race without their insistence and encouragement. I thank them all very much for what they did that night. I am angry with only one man. One of the most important aspects of racing the Iditarod to me, is the interaction with wonderful Alaskans across our state. I enjoy visiting all the villages along the trail and feel loved and supported during the Iditarod race and beyond. "Clyde", my wheel dog who was hit by the snowmachine during the assault, was treated by the veterinarians at the checkpoint and could no longer continue in the race, but is now in the process of being reunited with our support team in Nome. The rest of my dog team is healthy and have sustained no injuries due to this assault. I also have no injuries. However, I am very sad and angry. I am thankful for all the overwhelming support from the public. I have not lost my faith in humanity. This is not a detailed account of what happened that night but this is all I am prepared to make public. Those close to me know the full story, as does the Alaska State Trooper to whom I gave my statement. The events of the night were extremely distressing to me and I do not wish to make any further public statement on the matter. Teams are still on the trail and arriving under the burled arch in Nome. The Awards Banquet will be Sunday night (as always) and we hope all teams will have arrived in Nome by then. Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 64 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don PANTHER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl RAEKES ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Aliy story is disturbing [in the 3/17 SS]. I would assume that the racers are armed. [Mushers CAN be armed IF THEY CHOOSE TO BE... Dunno how many are or if any are. -Maren] -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site There are 4 still on the trail... expect them all to arrive in Nome on Saturday... Sunday at the latest. Stay tuned... -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 63 at 1am ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber today: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leah COLLINS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanna FAULKNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri DAUGHERTY ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Only one team, Mary Helwig(Bib # 49), is still on the trail.. She is out of White Mountain, so she should be in Nome before the sun rises. Re: SmartPhones I want to do away with my land line and go JUST cell phone. That means an upgrade since my current cell phone is stupid. I need you to tell me about your SmartPhone. Pluses, minuses, cost, etc., etc., etc.. What do YOU like about YOUR SmartPhone. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 55 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/21/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gini MILLER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna McGREGOR ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marji BREWDER ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site Winner received $75,000.00 this year. We have a winner and new record 1. Dallas Seavey/#16 - 4x CHAMP in 8:11:20:16s w/6 dogs 2. Mitch Seavey/#19 - 2x CHAMP in 8:12:05:25 1/10 dogs 3. Aliy Zirkle/#13 - Vet 4. Wade Marrs/#33 - Vet 5. Pete Kaiser/#11 - Vet 6. Joar Leifseth Ulsom/#31 - Vet 7. Nic Petit/#12 - Vet - Fastest Safety to Nome 2:25 8. Ralph Johannessen/#77 - Vet 9. Jeff King/#61 - 4x CHAMP 10. Scott Smith/#62 - Vet 11. Noah Burmeister/#39 - Vet 12. Richie Diehl/#38 - Vet 13. Robert Sorlie/#37 - 2x CHAMP 14. Paul Gebhardt/#55 - Vet 15. Jessie Royer/#3 - Vet 16. Ken Anderson/#81 - Vet 17. John Baker/#66 - CHAMP 18. Travis Beals/#28 - Vet 19. Ray Redington, Jr/#18 - Vet 20. Brent Sass/#32 - Vet 21. Kelly Maixner/#17 - Vet 22. Hugh Neff/#70 - Vet 23. Sigrid Ekran/#27- Vet 24. Linwood Fiedler/#41 - Vet 25. Michelle Phillips/#30 - Vet 26. Geir Idar Hjelvik(r)/#79 - Rookie of the Year 27. Mats Pettersson/#36 - Vet 28. Ketil Reitan/Bib#6 - Vet 29. Lars Monsen(r)/#68 30. Dag Torulf Olsen(r)/#35 31. Katherine Keith/#85 - Vet 32. Allen Moore/#5 - Vet 33. Ed Stielstra/#50 - Vet 34. Jason Mackey/#67 - Vet 35. Jason Campeau/#24 - Vet 36. Tore Albrigtsen/#52 - Vet 37. Martin Buser/#48 - 4x CHAMP 38. Karin Hendrickson/#76 - Vet 39. Kristy Berington/#83 - Vet 40. Anna Berington/#23 - Vet 41. Justin Savidis/#46 - Vet 42. Cody Strathe/#50 - Vet 43. Paige Dronby/#75 - Vet 44. DeeDee Jonrowe/#45 - Vet 45. Nathan Schroeder/#4 - Vet 46. Jodi Bailey/#14 - Vet 47. Monica Zappa 48. Michael Williams, Jr./#40 - Vet 49. Melissa Owens-Stewart 50. James Volek/#15 51. Tim Pappas(r)/#64 52. Becca Moore-Smyth/#22 53. Alan Eischens 54. Robert Bundtzen 55. Noah Perera 56. Miriam Osredkar 57. Tom Jamgochian(r)/#78 58. Kristin Knight-Pace 59. Ryne Olson/#44 - Vet 60. Trent Herbst/#58 - Vet 61. Matt Failor/#63 - Vet 62. Elliott Anderson 63. Larry Daugherty(r)/#43 64. Patrick Beall(r)/#53 65. Lisbet Norris/#7 - Vet 66. Sarah Stokey 67. Rob Cooke 68. Kim Franklin 69. Kristin Bacon-King 70. Cindy Gallea RED LANTERN 71. Mary Helwig -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 50 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Bratton swims to 4th at NCAAs - 3/20/16 Herald "Texas A&M sophomore Lisa BRATTON ('14-home schooled but swam for Richland) capped the NCAA Women's Division I Swimming & Diving Championships in Atlanta with a fourth-place finish in Saturday's 200-yard backstroke." Re: Gonzaga and NCAA Tournament - 3/20/16 Herald "The Gonzaga Bulldogs were awarded a No. 11 seed in the Midwest region of the 2016 NCAA Tournament. It is the 18th-consecutive NCAA Tournament for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, but it is the first time the Bulldogs have been awarded a double-digit seed since the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs played No. 6 Seton Hall in Denver on Thursday, March 17, and won with a score of 68-52. Gonzaga beat Utah Saturday evening 82-59 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. Next weekend they will play in Chicago either against Middle Tennessee or Syracuse." Go ZAGS!!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland Where we have welcomed the first day of Spring! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: The Cell Phone Maren, After everyone tells you their favorite cell phone, you are going to just be in a deeper hole of indecision. Trust me. I have had Apple phones since the iPhone 3G - 4S - 5S and presently, the 6S Plus. I only buy HP computers. I used to smoke Camel filters. I will drink a red Bud out of a can now and then. This is how these sort of things go. Good luck. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luana IVERS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike RICE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie CRIGLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordie McMASTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet ELL ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: small world A few days ago I got craving for the kind of taffy that the yo yo guys used to sell when they came to town. I remember they would have contests outside of Thrifty in the Uptown... now if I'd thought of it, I could have gone to Winco and got some outa the bins... but of course I didn't so I bought some starbursts... not the same at all... a total pain to peel the stupid little things for a tiny bit of candy... but it reminded me of how "inna day" you could only get some things in certain places or at certain times of the year... where as now one can just get on "google" and the world is at your feet... I guess it's a good thing but there is something to be said for waiting and anticipating... Like the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory... wuz a time I could only go there if I was in Mary Lou WATKINS' ('63) part of the country... Laguna... not any more... every mall has one now... I've been enjoying seeing conversations of friends of mine on Face book and seeing that they ran together in Richland years ago... Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) and Ed QUIGLEY ('62) have been reliving the Drags in the tri-cities and working on cars together... now Denny lives in Vegas while Q still lives in Washington... I dunno... I just enjoy the comradery... I guess that's the kinda thing that makes Bombers tick... Sunday I decided that I was going to give "local honey" a try for my algernies... I ran up to Beatty and bought two kinds... swung thru Rhiolie (I hadn't been there since '68) and there were some of my Rat Fink buds with some of their Biker friends from the L.A. area... ya just never know who yer gonna meet onna road these days... today I getta celebrate one of my Spalding gang Bomber-babes... it just don't get no better... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nina JONES ('65) on your special day, March 22, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/23/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EATON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary MULROY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pete HEDGES ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WADE ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michaela GONZALES ('11) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Sabra Lindgren, aka Sabra PETERSON ('66) Sabra composed this piece of classical music in 2011 titled, "Along the Columbia. A Musical Landscape." It is a tone poem and a programmatic piece of classical music for string symphony. The impact in her life of living along this great river and taking road trips along it several times in her life helped her produce this piece. Sabra is a composer and arranger. The link to her website is The link to her senior picture is Enjoy ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy Birthday to Pete HEDGES ('71) on his special day. I know that as long as he stays out of the wine press he'll have many more. Hope you have a good one! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in sunny Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/24/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Burt PIERARD ('59) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lloyd MOORE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue THOMAS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cindy LUST ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick DAHLIN ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Burt PIERARD ('59) To: All you Richland History Buffs Re: Paul Beardsley's (RIP) "Richland" Book Extra! Extra! Hot off the presses! The B Reactor Museum Assn. (BRMA) has obtained the Publishing Rights to reprint Beardsley's book, "The Long Road to Self- Government, The History of Richland, Washington, 1943 - 1968." This 48 - 8.5"x11" page book is an exact replica of Beardsley's personal 1st Edition, including notable autographs throughout plus a few additions like the Author's credit & brief biography and an Introduction. It is available for purchase, either in-person or by credit card phone mail-order, from: Debbie NELSON Burnet ('77) WHIMZEEZES (aka the BRMA Souvenir Shop) 2000 Logston Blvd, Bay 133A (just East & North of the B Reactor Tour Office) Phone no. (509) 375-6147 (call first to verify store hours) Featured "Peek Inside" pages include: Front Cover (1968 Pic looking north) Back Cover (1968 Pic looking south) Title Page Representative Page 8 (see the May 1 & June 2, 1944 entries) Autograph Page 46 (numerous other autographs throughout book) Prices: In-Person $15.00 + Tax Mail Order $15.00 + $5.00 (Tax & Shipping) USD Funds (Contact Debbie if outside the lower 48) Bomber Cheers, -Burt PIERARD ('59) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Silly question I drove 480 miles round trip down into Oregon today getting all the the required signatures for 3 Fireworks display permits from city and state and the university that owns the stadium where the display is fired. (OR State U in Corvallis.) Having made it back to the State Fire Marshal's office in Salem in time to turn them in and save another trip in the future, it hit me that I had not eaten since leaving home at 7am. So I ducked into the "Near Home" Cafe and ordered a french dip sandwich about 4pm. A silly question has been bugging me all the way home. I decided you all needed a good laugh. Why is it pickles are sliced crosswise with a wavy knife? Yeah it is probably for looks, but how did it get started? I googled it on my phone while waiting for a slice of lemon pie but nothing came up. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ from soggy Tacoma where week I have pumped an estimated 4000 gals of water from the crawl space under my house. (minutes to fill a 50 gal barrel times pumping time). I read my water meter and that is not the source. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Birthday Wishes Sending a Happy Birthday to Sue THOMAS ('65) on her special day, March 24th. -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen DAVIS ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: and the beat goes on.... Ahhhhhhhhhhhh nuther Spalding Bomber-babe celebrating today... just got a picture of the house where Terry DAVIS ('65) is staying while filming in... some state that starts with an M... nice snow or anything in sight so that seems good... he is working hard and learning his lines for the Frost/Nixon play there in Richland too... he did comment that Nixon sure talked a lot during that interview... I saw that the other day I managed to miss an old Flame's birthday... Mary Alice MULROY ('66) celebrated on the 23rd and I also missed Sue THOMAS ('65) on the 24th... but now it is time to wish an HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy BEARDSLEY ('65) on your special day, March 25, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Donni CLARK ('63) Marie RUPPERT ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MILLER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hal SMITH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon McDOUGAL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Dale and Gale GUNTER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey SUCHLAND ('90) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Easter Dear Bomber friends: Wishing you all a beautiful Easter Sunday! I am sure many of you have fond Easter Memories as I do growing up. My Mom went around the house singing "In Your Easter Bonnet", as she usually sewed new dresses for my sister and me and herself. One year we all had matching white dresses with red polka dots (dotted swiss) and little red capes she made to go with them. New clothes were a big thing in Easter celebrations because that is when you put on your newness in Christ Jesus. We always laid out our new clothes the night before, patent leather shoes, new socks, a purse, gloves, maybe a new slip and a pretty new little dress. And right by our clothes we put our empty Easter Basket, for Peter Cottontail to fill with eggs and candy. Of course we dyed Easter eggs every year and learned special music to sing in church on Easter morning in the Children's choir. Mom always made a ham, usually with scalloped potatoes or potato salad, carrot raisin salad and a jello. The BEST part of the Easter dinner was Mom's lemon meringue pies! I wonder if anyone remembers the cross that was made out of Easter Lilies every year in Richland Lutheran Church? That is my favorite memory of Easter Sunday church. I just loved that huge cross going up the aisle, it looked so beautiful. And of course the hymn "Jesus Christ Has Risen Today" was my favorite. I wonder too how many of us still believe in the things we were taught back then, if we have lost our way through the years or deepened our walk with Him. I tried to impart to my own children the traditions I was raised with and had the fun of learning different ones also through the years. While my own spiritual journey has been hard and challenging at times, I am glad to say that I have a closer and more personal walk than ever with my Lord Jesus. I don't go to the Lutheran Church anymore as most of them have changed.......... but Richland Lutheran and the little country church in West Richland blessed me with a solid foundation in my faith and gave me so many precious memories I will never forget and always be grateful for. I pray that you all find a personal walk with Jesus Christ and find the JOY and PEACE of having a Savior........ especially in this world today that is far from what we were raised with. In Christ's Love, -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Any of you raised catholic: As we got older, if you were going to receive communion, you hadda FAST... so ya had all this CANDY in your basket and couldn't eat any of it... always hated that part. Mom made our dresses: - Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Mr. Beardsley's book I picked up 2 copies of Mr. Beardsley's book on Richland yesterday. When I walked into the little shop I saw it and thought the cover looked very familiar. I know I must have seen it sometime before, possibly when it had first been published {in 1968]. Anyway, it is a very factual story of how Richland became a non-federal government city again. I do remember some of the events mentioned in the latter years and it was interesting to learn how the process of incorporation progressed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It was also very enjoyable talking with Debbie NELSON Burnet ('77) and looking at all of the Bomber stuff she has in her shop. Even if you don't care about buying the book, you should go take a look in her shop. She has some things that used to be in the gift shop at the CREHST museum. A fun store! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Debbie's store: WHIMZEEZES (aka the BRMA Souvenir Shop) 2000 Logston Blvd, Bay 133A (just East & North of the B Reactor Tour Office) Phone no. (509) 375-6147 (call first to verify store hours) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big Brothers I know it's here somewhere... gotta whole file of the pictures people took at the dedication of Pook's ('63-RIP) bench... I can see the balloons and everyone reaching up... I even included the cartoon Jimbeaux HAMILTON ('63) sent around later with the sky and stars and something going "pook"... but where in this hodgepodge of stuff could it be? It should be in the Big file of "Bomberpix"... but if it was in there it would be marked "Pook" and I have searched this stupid computer over and over... there is even a picture of the Bomber-b-day guy... which is why I was looking for it... well, actually I was looking for Jimbeaux's cartoon... oh well... the best laid plans and all that... As Jimbeaux says, "everybody has a Pook story", and this big brother was about as proud as he could be of his little brother... so I think he may have a whole lotta Pook stories... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Hal SMITH ('56) on your special day, March 26, 2016!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53), Bill SCOTT ('64) Linda REINING ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Char DOSSETT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy MALLORY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Georgia RUSHWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam GRAYBEAL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark McCLANAHAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayla ARMSTRONG ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Easter! Easter always reminds me that every Easter till I was 9 years old my grandmother made me get up, get dressed in white and go to church. When I was 9 I was allowed to go by myself. I played hooky and found Sundays were a lot more fun if you could be out playing in a ditch full of water or playing baseball. So I stopped going to church. Have enjoyed every Sunday since! -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from Downtown Hanford, CA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Deja Vu I had an interesting sort of deja vu experience this morning when I stepped out to pick up the morning paper. The moment took me back 48 years in time. In 1968, when I was down in Mississippi for tech school during my stint in the Air Force, three buddies and I decided to go to New Orleans for the weekend. So, with no more planning than that, we took off. We wandered around the city, toured the French Quarter at night (an indelible experience), and generally walked all over. When we finally got tired, we decided it was time to find a place to bed down for the night. But there was a city-wide strike on by hotel and motel workers, and lodging proved difficult to find. We trudged on through the night, still looking, when a small glowing blue sign up ahead caught our eye. "The Ritz", it said. "This'll do," we said. We went in the front door and found ourselves looking at a set of stairs. It was one of those flea-bag places with the front desk on the second-floor landing. We trudged up the stairs, exhausted as we were, and at the front desk secured a room with one bed. But there were four of us. Well, we couldn't afford two rooms, so we took it and decided that we would sleep on the bed in shifts. Two would take the bed for half the night while the other two tried to sleep on the floor. There was a lazy ceiling fan overhead that reminded me of something you might see in Casablanca, complete with lizard perched on one of the blades, surveying the room slowly with beady eyes as it turned and turned. Well, two of the guys weren't ready to call it a night yet after all, so out they went into the night once more. In the small hours of the morning, I rose to a knock on the door. It was the night clerk, who was complaining that one of the guys, who had been out riding drunk in a dryer at a laundromat, had returned and was causing a ruckus in the hallway, and would I please let him in and get him quiet. Well, I did, and in the morning we prepared to go back to Mississippi. Before we left the city, though, I was struck with an image that for some reason I have never forgotten: I looked across the street from where we were standing, and saw an old white-haired man come out to the sidewalk in front of his house, bend over in his bathrobe, and pick up his morning paper. And so I thought of that image this morning as I, a white-haired old man, went out his front door in his bathrobe, and bent over to pick up his morning paper. The Great Wheel had turned, and life had come full circle. Bill Scott (writing as B J Scott) Winner, 2011 WILLA Literary Awards Winner, 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards Winner, Bronze Medallion, 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Awards Finalist, 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Angel of the Gold Rush Angel's Daughter Legacy of Angels Light On A Distant Hill The Rail Queen See profiles and excerpts of all these books and read my blog "The great tragedy of life is that most people are buried with their best music still inside them." -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) I enjoyed Donni CLARK Dunphy's ('63) entry regarding Easter memories... I, too, remember the Easter Lily Cross at Richland Lutheran Church... have many, great memories of going to that church from the time I was in 4th grade till I moved away, in '66. I no longer attend a Lutheran Church, like Donni said, they have changed, but we do attend a non- denominational church, which teaches right from the Bible, the music is lively and we even laugh out loud and, at times, even cry... which is something I don't ever remember anyone doing, in churches, when I was younger... I'm pretty sure laughter during a church service was "frowned upon"... it was supposed to be a somber event. My mom always made sure we had Easter outfits... some she even sewed and she and I "were twins", others were store- bought. one of my favorite memories is when I was 5 or 6 years old and Lynn (RIP) and Bill Dunton lived behind us (we on Rossell, they were on Roberts)... Lynn was an amazing artist, school teacher, and could make/sew almost anything. She made an Easter hat for me out of some sort of white material... I was all dressed up in my Easter dress, white patent leather shoes, white gloves and my white hat... even had a small, white purse that matched my shoes. Back then everyone wore matching shoes, purses and gloves (even little girls had to wear gloves to church). Another Easter memory that I will always cherish: when my daughters were little, their dad, Dale GRAY ('58wb-RIP), would put black jelly beans from their bedrooms all the way to where their Easter baskets were hidden (it was "bunny poop")... at the time, our youngest daughter was around 3 years old and she refused to come out of her room... she was afraid the Easter bunny would be in trouble for "messing in the house". We still laugh about that and she's in her mid- 40s. She carried the tradition on for her son, so didn't traumatize her, too much. ;) Happy Easter to Bombers everywhere. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Memories This morning my daughter, Sarah and I headed out early for the Rat City Rukkus here in Vegas... It's become one of the big car show events in Vegas for the last eleven or 12 years... it started because another show got too big with too many rules... the promoter was a friend of mine so I could get in free and the rules didn't all apply to me or the rest of his friends... Naturally, a number of people weren't pleased so one of our guys decided to do his own show... from then on I told the other guy I was in San Francisco visiting Sarah on her b-day and went to the new show... (eventually got busted when my picture was in a hot rod magazine receiving a trophy)... it has grown so large it will have to move from the Stratosphere to a new venue next year... at 7:30am this morning it was way cold driving a roadster but eventually it got very warm... we were all bundled up on the drive over... first thing we always do is go over and see Big Daddy Roth's wife and any kids who came with her to catch up on alla news since June... and then it was just visiting time with all kinds of people we haven't seen for 6 months to a year... what a ball... got me to thinking of when the '65ers used to come for shows and each one would drive one of my cars... Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) would always play "event" planner and have every minute of their time planned out... Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) met a couple on a cruise recently who asked her to take a picture... turns out they were from Vegas... A Judge and her DA husband... to ML's surprise, they knew me and alleged that I was an "old timer" around the Court house... damned kids... anyway... I had no clue as they were way too young for me to recall by name (damned kids)... reminded me of the time Steve SIMPSON was at the Indy 500... he musta had really good seats as he was sitting next to a couple of guys from Vegas... the minute Steve mentioned my name these two took off on a rant about what a sleezebag I was that lasted quite a while before they burst out laughing and told him they were very long time friends of mine... It was an old time Casino owner and his Lawyer... I can't tell you the number of times Terry DAVIS ('65) and I pulled things like that on Steve... in Richland, In Hollywood and in L.A... shore do miss that guy... so that's what I was doing today was making more memories... while driving home, we were along side of an Elvis Impersonator who has made a nice name for himself... we were approaching a light and it turned yellow... now I saw it turn yellow but it just didn't register... thank Goodness Sarah caught it and hollered to me... I SLAMED on the brakes and we came to a screeching stop... I looked over and thought Elvis was gonna leave the building... yup memories... and that is what I have of the two Birthday Bombers... years and years of fond and wonderful memories... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lenora HUGHES ('55-RIP) and George BARNETT ('63-RIP) on your special day, March 26, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: "On This Day" ~ 3/26/16 Tri-City Herald "1951- Master Frazier BOTSFORD ('62), son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Botsford of Richland, celebrated his eighth birthday recently with a theater party followed by traditional refreshments. Those enjoying the afternoon included: Ricky SMOLEN ('62), David WILSON ('62), Tommy Bursey, Robb ABRAMS ('62), Janet Huck, Ann Lee, Beverly and Bunny Gunyou, Annette MONSON ('62) and Charles BOTSFORD ('64)." Easter Blessings to all ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) Re: Easter I also remember that beautiful lily cross at Richland Lutheran Church. It added a very special memory to the Easter service. Also as a young girl having the new Easter outfits with hat, white gloves and purse, I felt very grown-up. -Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Pete BEAULIEU ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Judy ALLEN ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I trust that all have had their fill of colored eggs and hard candy. I might say the same about Reese's Pieces, but that would be totally wrong. All of this is beside the point. Today is a birthday "twofer". A Bomber Babe and a Bomber have the distinction of celebrating this day. Quite possibly because they share the same mother and father could make them twins. A coincidence? Consequently, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout are in order for Bill & Judy ALLEN ('54). Maybe we'll see each other at the coming Birthday luncheon. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at Mount Angel, OR where the weather guessers are calling for drier and warmer weather for the rest of the week. Well, we'll see. At least the daffodils have bloomed and the tulips are starting to bloom. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: The Memory Thing Easter has brought a raft of happy and enjoyable memories to this website. Adding some of my own, from the second grade in Lewis & Clark Elementary School, there's this memory about the song "Peter Cottontail." In my seat next to the wall I found myself wondering: "just where is the 'bunny trail?" In my technicolor imagination I fancied sunrise and some kind of railroad track with a Richland Jackrabbit hopping along toward the vanishing point. So, up went my hand for Miss Garrett to answer (she seemed to me to be very advanced in wisdom and age, probably at least 23 years old). Deflation-these were just words in what was just a song. Later that year I visualized and wondered about another little ditty: I wanted to hear the real "tralala-twiddledee- dee-dee" and so I asked, "where is Mockingbird Hill?" Bad question, now greeted with a bit of superior classmate disdain. And then, a third time: the classroom song was "Home on the Range." I fancied some happy wranglers, saddled on their happy horses, with a herd of happy cattle, all against a happy horizon under a cloudless and bright blue sky. And "ne'er was heard a discouraging word... " The "discouraging word" could shatter the big picture and was something to beware of, so again up went my hand, "what", I asked, "is the 'discouraging word'?" Ooops, three strikes, you're out. More on a larger memory thing: I have just run across a wide- ranging book by an astrophysicist from the University of Sussex, England. Inside is the photograph of a pattern of markings on a bone. Some 30,000 years old, the linear markings actually record night-by-night a month of the lunar cycle. A full 25,000 years prior to Stonehenge, the continuity of memory is assured by symbolic writing. The bone was found with the famous Lascau Cave paintings in France, in the Valley of the Dordogne about 300 miles south of Paris. We visited this valley in 1999 (two years before my wife Kristi was finally taken by a bittersweet twelve years of on-again-off-again cancer.) On my father's side, our family ancestors trace back to the picture post-card village Beaulieu sur Dordogne-a river runs through it, and here and there are remnant castles on forested hilltops. At the center of this village is an 11th century Romanesque abbey, complete with an octagonal bell tower that still sounds off at the top of each hour. The earlier stone flooring dates back to 855, within living memory of Charlemagne, and one of the locked-up relics even dates back to the second century. The rest of the complex was destroyed during the Hundred Years War, the Reformation, and the Revolution of 1789. Memories in stone. Some of the recent Easter memories on our electronic website recall the Lutheran Church in Richland. My mother was a devout Lutheran and a self-sufficient and daily bird watcher until her graced passing at the age of almost 94. A "great dame" (as Jake Holman-Steve McQueen-says of his mother in the 1966 movie "Sand Pebbles"). So, from the church vantage point, another memory worth wondering is the account of the Last Supper, by the physician and painter St. Luke (22:19): "Do this in remembrance [!] of Me." C.S. Lewis wonders about those events surrounding this institutional memory: "another myth", he writes, "but a myth that happens to be true... " One of my favorite flicks is "Shadowlands" where he is played by Anthony Hopkins, plus his shortest book recounting the loss of his wife to cancer: "A Grief Observed." Since Bombers have mentioned their authorship on this website, for those who might be interested, my memories of Kristi, and of more universal things, found their way into my own book: Kristi-So Thin is the Veil (New York: Crossroad Publishing, 2006). Not a best seller, but a stab at remembering and wondering possibly deeply about things large and small. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers today: Helen CROSS ('62) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie CRIGLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne JOCHEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WISE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARPENTER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie BRISTOL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian JOHNSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CROW ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Pete, Thanks for sharing some of your memories, although some are sad. I want to get a copy of your book on Kristi, your wife who lost her battle to cancer. But I had to laugh at your description of Peter Cottontail. I always envisioned a cute little rabbit hoping down a grass covered little path, and when you wrote "jackrabbit", I laughed. I wonder how your former teachers survived, like Miss Garrett; I'm sure you gave her a run for her money with your vivid imagination. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where Easter was a beautiful day getting up into the 70s and the wind was calm until about 8:30 pm when we had quite a lot of rain and lightning; we had good Easter services and wonderful Easter music, but we had to go back to a borrowed CD from 1994 to find that music for our sunrise service. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site How the 2014, 2015, and 2016 prize purse was split: 2016 Awards #1. Dallas Seavey/#16 - in 8:11:20:16s w/6 dogs $75,000, a new Dodge pick up truck, Dorothy Page half way award, Golden Harness (for "Reef"), Spirit of Alaska Award, . #2. Mitch Seavey/#19 - in 8:12:05:25 w/10 dogs $62,775, First Fish award, #3. Aliy Zirkle/#13 - in 8:18:42:36 w/13 dogs $57,750, 1st to Grayling, Seppala Humanitarian ? Dorothy Page Halfway Award (1st to Cripple Checkpoint $3,000 in gold nuggets and a Trophy Dallas Seavey ? Fish 1st (1st one to Kaltag Checkpoint) Bristol Bay Native Corp Fish First Award!!! $2,000 & 25#s of salmon filet (delivered in June). Mitch Seavey ? Millennium Hotel First to the Yukon (Ruby Checkpoint) 5-course feast at checkpoint and $3,500 Jeff King ? Wells Fargo 1st Gold Coast Award (1st to Unalakleet) $2,500 in gold nuggets and a Trophy Brent Sass ? Golden Clipboard Award: Nulato Checkpoint ? Lolly Medley Golden Harness: Dallas Seavey's "Reef" ? Herbie Nayokpuk Memorial Award:chosen by checkers along the coast which incorporate the Bering Straits Native Corp who most closely mimics Herbie "The Shishmaref CannonBall" in his/her attitude on the trail. Free freight allotment and a trophy, + $1049 in "pocket change" inside of an NAC jacket. Ralph Johannessen ? Mushers' Choice Award (Limited Edition Gold Coin is valued at $3,990 surrounded by a gold chain rope) Matt Failor ? Most Improved Musher: lei & matching hat, a cold beer, & $2000 Noah Burmeister (improved 44 places) ? Penair Spirit of AK Award (1st to Ruby) An original spirit mask created by Bristol Bay artist Orville Lind and a $500 Penair credit. Dallas Seavey ? Rookie of the Year - 1st rookie to finish the race $2,000 check, Trophy, & personalized Iditarod jacket Geir Idar Hjelvik ? Fastest From Safety to Nome (must be in the top 20) $500 Nicolas Petit (2h:25min) ? Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian: Veterinary staff votes for outstanding dog care. 2 round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies Aliy Zirkle ? Sportsmanship (chosen by fellow mushers): $4,500 gift certificate. John Baker ? Northern Air Cargo Four Wheeler Drawing Winner Sigrid Ekran ? Red Lantern Award (symbol of perseverance) Mary Helwig -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 66 at midnight ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/30/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Margaret EHRIG ('61), Frank STRATTON ('64) Ray STEIN ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wayne KILLAND ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenn OLSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy McGREGOR ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BELLISTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BIXLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda EDGAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig PERKINS ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: We've lost another one The Bomber Booster Club has lost another member. Gayle DUNN Sutton ('62) passed away early Monday morning, March 28, 2016, after a 12 year fight with cancer. Her husband, Max Sutton ('57), is in Renton. There will be Celebration of her life sometime later in the spring in Renton. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Frank STRATTON ('64) Re: Happy Birthday Pop... 3/30 Born in 1915 and going strong. Happy Birthday to my Father , Franklin Stratton, Jr, aka as Monty Stratton. Pop recently entered an assisted living residence on GWWay two months ago. He realized that maintaining his home on Hunt Point with two dogs was getting to be a chore.. He fully accepted this change. He is doing fairly well physically and is scary sharp mentally! Still maintains his drivers license which expires in 2018. An interesting footnote is that of the 100 + residents at this location only two are older than 100. The oldest is Kippy BRINKMAN's ('62) father at 104 who also is mentally sharp. Happy Birthday, Pop! -Frank STRATTON ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Jim HOUSE ('63) - Still a hero!!! It seems that Jim HOUSE ('63) recognized the early symptoms of a stroke in a fellow resident at Brookdale here in Spokane. He immediately got medical attention for the man. At the next meal Jim received a "sitting" ovation from all he residents for his efforts in saving the man's life. -Ray STEIN ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: NO EXCUSES Nope not for me... not that I am above making excuses... like Pirates, men in black or gypsies capturing me and taking me away (wait... Martians... nah)... it's just that I have tried them before and they never worked... so the truth is always the best (unless something else works better)... yesterday (the 28th) I didn't even think of what date it was... I KNEW that I had 4 birthdays to do on the 28th for the 29th... knew it... but I was sure that was "tomorrow"... as I crawled into bed for a short winter's nap (it is nasty and cold here), I jumped up and looked at my phone... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... too late and too late... so today (yesterday the 29th) I called Brian JOHNSON ('65) and Gary CROW ('65), face booked Carol WISE ('64) and emailed Bonnie BRISTOL ('65)... hey... I'm almost a big boy... I can take the heat... but I ain't missin' this one so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Linda BELLISTON ('63) on your special day, March 30, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Roxanne KNUTSON Short ~ Class of 1962 ~ 1944 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 03/31/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tonya DAY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita KOLB ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri BOYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Byrne HASKINS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary HASKINS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kellie WALSH ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Not even a feeble excuse for this. I flat out missed noting the birthdays of a Bomber Babe and a Bomber yesterday [3/30}. I have already taken the forty lashes with a wet noodle as punishment for this faux-pas. So, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout to fellow classmates Patsy McGREGOR and Glen OLSON (both '54). Hope to see you at the Birthday Luncheon (where ever it may be). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are basking in the sunshine.. at least until the week end ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I am saddened by the news that 2 members of my graduating class ['62] have passed on. Both of them are a part of my memories of the fun I had in high school at Col-Hi. I will never forget the tribute Max SUTTON ('57) gave to his wife Gayle DUNN Sutton ('62-RIP) in a birthday greeting on the Sandstorm not too long ago. Please give him my regards at the funeral, Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61), as Gayle was your sister- in-law for many years. I will always remember Roxanne KNUTSON Short ('62-RIP) for her positive outlook on life back when we were contemplating all the serious things we kids in high school contemplated back then. Both families will be in my prayers. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN PS: Accolades to Jim HOUSE ('63) for another great performance; this one off the court. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What's goin' on Before I go further, (I hope it's not supposed to be "farther") I want to congratulate Frank Stratton's Pop on joining the 100 Club... that is so very cool... Frank and Monty need to join Brink, Kippy ('63) and Gary (NAB) this year on Brink's birthday picking cherries! Also I'd like to say that no one would ever think Number 32 would ('63) do anything but continue to be the super person he's has always been... so now I gotta wonder why is every utility painting their different florescent colors all over my street and more importantly, why ONLY at my end of the street!!!! I can't think it is a good thing... I've been slowly but surely getting my '52 F-1 ready for the Manti trip for the Rat Fink Reunion... yesterday was the "lube" in what used to be called a lube and an oil change... today was wheel bearings... I'll change the oil just before we go... while doing those chores I heard the "Spaceship" "song" from say '58 or '59... it reminded me of Speech Class... I swear about 9 outa 10 kids in that class used the John Cameron Cameron character in some talk or other... Hey, I'm wondering... does the Trash company in Richland keep the location and days one can take certain items to the drop off center a secret??? In Las Vegas they take oil every other week, Wed-Fri and only from 9-12... plus to find the location takes forever... today I needed to find that same info about old computers... now I'll admit that I have stock-piled many old computers just because I didn't want to go thru this ordeal... so I finally called the "press some number" phone number and found that there was no number for my question... I finally pushed a wrong number just to get to a person... after a 20 minute wait I found that computers are the same as oil (huh?)... soooooo for the next few hours I removed and destroyed hard-drives... next week between Wednesday and Friday between 9-12 I will finally drop them all off... well, I've babbled long enough... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Anita KOLB('64) on your special day, March 31, 2016!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` February, 2016 ~ April, 2016