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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ May, 2016
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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 ~ 05/01/16 ~ MAY DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Dan HAGGARD ('57) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ginger ROSE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sylvia PLUMB ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CARLSON ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Dick WIGHT ('52) I don't think Gen. MATTIS ('68) has made; nor did Gen. Eisenhower make the "Sherman Statement" about running for president. But, then, wasn't "Ike" already a president; albeit of Columbia University? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR not particularly engine summer weather in the middle of spring ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) Re: We need Club 40 Officer Candidates Richland High School (RHS) Club 40 is a volunteer organization, and like most volunteer organizations it has been a challenge getting people to take on leadership roles. The Nominations Committee would like to have more than one candidate (minimum of two candidates) for the elected offices of President, Vice- President, Secretary and Treasurer. So far we have one candidate for the President position: Ron HOLEMAN ('56); one candidate for the Vice-President position: Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54) (incumbent); and one candidate for the Secretary position: Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56) (incumbent); and two candidates for the Treasurer position: Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) (incumbent) and Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49). The Nominating Committee is hopeful that other qualified individuals may wish to step forward to add their name as a candidate for the President, Vice-President, and/or Secretary positions this year. Election of officers will be held at the annual fall meeting in September. If you are interested but have questions about any of the officer positions, what is required, how much work and time is required, etc; we encourage you to contact one of the current officers and ask your questions of them. They know the answer to those questions and are more than willing to share their experience with you. If you wish to serve Club 40 in an officer position please contact the Nominating Committee Interim Chairman, email me at d_haggard@chater.net -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Another Birthday Boy Happy Birthday to a Chief Jo, Col-Hi, CBC classmate and a hunting partner. Happy Birthday to Doug CARLSON ('71) on the 1st. Hope it's a good one! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in hail and rain pounded Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack NICHOLS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan PHILLIPS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene RICHTER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merradyth TRUNNELL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kevin LINN ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Since I have neglected to send these wishes in time, year after year, I am NOT going to miss it again on this very special year!!! Happy 80th to you, dear friend, Joanie PHILLIPS ('54) and Jack NICHOLS ('54)!!!! Both of you have a great day and plan to celebrate with the rest of our classmates celebrating their 80th at our "group" birthday party on September 10th!!!! Look forward to seeing you, Joanie (and Dale) at our Club 40 weekend. Remember, dinner on Thursday when you get into town!! And... Jack, I hope you are feeling better and find a way to come also!! Re: Club 40 Newsletter: Dust Storm reminder... May 10th is the deadline for an article to our Editor, An Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) at ann.thompson1@comcast.net -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Boy the 80 weather feels good!! Storming later in the week, tho! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A belated Happy May Day to all. Trust you received the home made flower baskets. And now for something completely different. No, its not Monty Python, but one of those double birthdays of fellow classmates. Hey, I do remember them. I see one of them at Club 40, along with her current husband; the other, it has been a while. With out further confusing prattle, I now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Joan PHILLIPS and Jack Nichols (both '54) on this momentous occasion. Perhaps we'll all see each other that "big" birthday party, where ever it may be. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where summer will soon be turning back to spring (weather-wise). ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) For those of you keeping score at home Brother Leo has reserved a room for The Gold Medal Class of 63 Marching Caroling and Chowder Society Christmas Gala to be held in Olympia on Saturday the 10th of December. Mark your calendars. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Hanford High ranks in U.S. News ~ 5/1/16 Tri-City Herald "Hanford High School is the lone Tri-City school to be ranked among the 65 best in the state in annual rankings recently published by U.S. News & World Report. The Richland high school received a silver award in the news agency's 2016 high school rankings, putting it in the top 20 percent of U.S. public high schools. It was ranked No. 29 in the state and No. 1,558 in the nation. Walla Walla High School also received a silver award, landing at No. 62 in Washington state and No. 2,568 in the U.S." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we enjoyed a very warm and beautiful May Day. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/03/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have a birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy ELY ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Sad News Daughter of a classmate and dear friend asked that I notify friends of Ivamarie EDENS Douglas ('54), that she passed away Monday night [5/2/16], after suffering a massive stroke on Sunday. Ivamarie enjoyed coming to our lunches and even when she couldn't stay to eat, she would just stop by to say "hi"!! We will miss her so much! No plans have been announced for a service yet, and obit will be in TC Herald soon. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco 85 weather and not even summer yet!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: First day of Retirement I did not have any trouble finding something to do. The lawn needed mowing and weeds in the back need attention and the house needs prepping for painting... and ... the list is long... As I was carrying things from my office to my car my partner asked me for a few minutes in his office. Long story short I will be working 2 weeks (of my choice) a month for a few months and I get to do Dutch Harbor 2 more times. It was nice to be recognized as someone who does a lot more than meets the eye for the organization. Jackie and I are not quite ready to hit the road yet anyway. We are still trailer shopping. There are a lot for sale. But we have not seen "it" yet. Either in actual unit or in price. There was an older, totally rebuilt, 16 ft Airstream, with lots of extras at a very attractive price. And it was less then 10 miles from my granddaughter's house in Amherst NY. We missed it by less than 10 minutes. So we will keep looking, but no hurry as our first trip (after a "shakedown" cruise) is likely not until late September anyway. That trip is to Trinity Site, NM. To visit "ground zero" from the first atomic bomb. From there is anybody's guess. We had hoped to make Club 40 this year but a big fireworks display contract was offered. We could not turn away from the challenge or the $. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ~ in beautiful weather So of Tacoma ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Friendships I've mentioned before how great it is being a Bomber; I've also mentioned how much I appreciate the Sandstorm and the internet for bringing us all so much closer... That goes triple for the pleasure I get from strengthening old friendships and generating deeper friendships with Bombers I hardly knew in HS... Today's B-day Bomber is one I have come to know and appreciate more and more each day... he has one of the best senses of humor around and as a former teacher is a wealth of knowledge from whom I can say I learn something new almost every day... I too was a teacher, but the kids I taught were "challenged" to say the least... I dare say very few of them made it to 20 and certainly a very very few to 30. I once went to some kind of a teaching fair with my favorite piece written by one of my kids... when I got there it was like being a first grader entering a college science fair... but by damn I was proud of my kid who wrote: "One day I was walking and meet a boy name Willie. I say Hi Willie and he dust me." So much for my finest hour... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Frank WHITESIDE ('63) on your special day, May 4, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/05/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Frank WHITESIDE ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Brad WEAR ('71) Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti COLE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rance JONES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janni WISE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allison ALTMAN ('00) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy birthday to our sister, Patti COLE Pierce ('52). She is one of the most thoughtful, caring people that exists. She is also a great dancer as several of her classmates know. I personally can verify this fact,as we sisters all danced to Abba's "Dancing Queen" on the dock at my son's cabin. The Rockettes have nothing on us except age and weight. Anyway, have a great day, Patti. We love you. -Barbara ('50). Karen ('55). Judie & Jackie ('63), and John ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Frank WHITESIDE ('63) Re: Birthday and teaching To: David RIVERS ('65) Thanks for the birthday wishes, David! You are everybody's brother and best friend. You always remember everyone! I know the feeling about running into former students. The first ones I taught would be about 64 or 65 now. That makes me feel pretty old. It's strange how they will recognize me after over 40 years or more. They are hard to recognize, but I always remember their names and some good or bad things about them. They are always respectful and glad to see me, and some have actually told me that I was their favorite teacher and had a good influence on them even though I was a very tough and no- nonsense teacher. I saw a lot of crazy stuff over the years. Most of my kids were right out of the ghetto and hated authority, so it was a battle. Middle school was never fun, and it took a toll on me. Fortunately, I was able to retire at 55. It took a toll on my health (and sanity sometimes... *LOL*). But I've been retired 16 years now, so I can't complain. I want to give a southern "shout-out" to David RIVERS and my good buddy, Maren, and tell them how much I appreciate everything they do!!!!!! -Frank WHITESIDE ('63) ~ Still kickin' on the bayou... wrestling alligators and turtles and killing water moccasins (well, at least one 6 footer) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Big sisters I din't have no big sisters, but in a town like ours there were plenty of surrogate big sisters to choose from... this one woulda made a great one... but I did have pets... man did I have pets... I had dogs, cats, salamanders and white rats... oh and rabbits I also had rabbits... pets bring so much joy in life and such awful sorrow when they finally give up the ghost... for years in growed up-hood I had ferrets... always three atta time... they are like tiny little dogs and very loving... they are supposed to have a life of about 10 years or so but mine had little watches that read "times up at 7 years"... as one would grow old I would introduce a new baby... now prior to that introduction, the current "baby" always had the right to act as goofy as he liked... and they liked goofy alot... but as soon as I introduced the new baby, the former youngest... put on a suit and tie, got on the bus in the morning and went to work like the other growed ups... never failed and it would take less than a full day for the transition to take place... I was always amazed... but eventually losing one every so many years took its toll and I let them die out... sometimes I think I'm like the baby ferret... no chance for the introduction of a new one tho... oh well... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti COLE ('52) on your special day, May 5, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Babe Happy Birthday to someone I've known forever, neighbor, Jason Lee, Chief Jo, Col-Hi, CBC, and now! We exchange Christmas cards to this day. Happy Birthday to the sister of Carol WISE ('64)... haha David RIVERS ('65) eat your heart out I got to kiss her when she babysat me! Happy Birthday to Janice "Jani" WISE ('71) on your Birthday on the 5th! I know it'll be a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in sunny Plano, TX ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Bomber classmates Hello. I am Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) and live in Spokane. I was known as Jim BREEDLOVE back in school, but I won't go into that. I'm sure you can figure it out. Anyway, I saw a note on the Sandstorm today about how special it is to be a member of the great Richland Bombers. Let me tell you how great! I've gone through a great many things over the years since graduation in 1968. The most recent things are that I fought off throat cancer last year and then this January was told that I have advanced stage 4 lung cancer. I went through a targeted chemo treatment (Erbitux) that didn't work and today was told that while the cancer hasn't spread (or shown up) to other parts of my body, the cancer tumors have grown significantly by over a full cm. That means that I will begin full chemo starting next Wednesday with Carboplatin and 5Fu. I am sure some of you are familiar with the medications. For a while now, I have needed someone to drive me to and from my cancer infusions. I have been blessed with some really great classmates who support, accept, and encourage me through every thing that has happened to me over this battle. Fran TEEPLE Wolf ('68) who lives in Spokane has been one of those to step up. She has gone with me to many of the infusions and sat there with me the whole time. Her husband, John, has been there to transport me when Fran can't. I go in tomorrow to have a port put in and the hospital visit will take about 4 hours. John Wolf has volunteered to go with me and wait the whole time. Lynn BLACK Winkler ('68) who also lives here in Spokane has also been there to drive me when the others can't. I am so blessed with many other friends who have my back and have helped me in many ways.. I tell everyone that my high school friends from 48 years ago are the most special friends who give so much of themselves. Most of my other friends are amazed that I have found so much support from high school friends. I will be around to share our 50 year reunion in just two short years. Wow!! I have been a fighter for so many years because of other things in my life. This isn't the only thing that is a part of my life journey. It is friends and others who make up my "chosen" family and who have helped me find the strength to keep fighting. One thing I know for sure, We are cancer fighters! We are not cancer victims. We are part of the Bomber family. Richland Bomber high school friends are the greatest friends in the world! -Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/06/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara KRAMER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwight BURKE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Myrna BOLIN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo BUSTAD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad PUGH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam CORRADO ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim MEEKER ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Amazing as it may seem, I knew the Bomber Babe on today's birthday list. I don't think we had any classes together, but I seem to remember that we did something in school that was completely above board. I would be pushing my luck to say I could remember. That being said, I will now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Barbara KRAMER ('54) on the auspicious occasion of her reaching the magic 21st. Hope to see her at the "Big Birthday Party" at Rosy's come this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the warm weather is supposed to return. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: cancer Damn, damn, damn! I had really hoped that you had been "cured" and your chemo and treatments had helped to "kill" it and you would be okay. I remember "talking" to you about throat cancer and the toll that the chemo took on your system. I was on "Cisplatin" for my chemo (my doctor told me it was one of the worst types of chemo, but had the best success rate)... I'm thinking that your newest chemo drug is a derivative of that. I'm so glad that you have a support system... I know how much my family and friends meant to me and how much I relied on them to get through the treatments and the toll that cancer took on my body. you hang in there! and, you're right, "WE ARE BOMBERS and we are cancer fighters"! Take care. Bomber hugs. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: speaking of pets I don't often create a serial of my posts but in this case, I'll make an exception... As a little kid I was totally ignorant of "social" life other than say the kinnigarden Halloween dressup at school... in which I was a cat and Kandie GRUBB ('65) was just cute... I can see her in the front row after we took our masks off for the second picture... but can't for the life of me remember what her costume was... yes, yes I know she grageated from Kennewick but she came to the reunion so laaa tee daa... the only way she has changed is she gots a new last name... and, as luck would have it... I really like her other half... arrrrrrrrrrgh... beyond that I was atta loss... now for kids who live near the dike, it was a route of travel and the fastest route from say Haines to the park... now one day I heard there was gonna be a dog show inna park... cool... I grabbed Pepper, sans leash (we didn't need no stinking leashes in Richland... ) and off we went... when we got there it was a bit more stuffy than I had imagined... dogs were all froo frooed up and Pepper seemed a tad outa place but he didn't mind and he ran around stiffing butts and doing other dog stuff... the other dogs loved it but the owners... well let's just say I was invited to leave ASAP... I never took Pepper to another dog show... ahhh life asa kid in Richland... well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Myrna BOWLIN ('63), Leo BUSTAD ('64) and Brad PUGH ('66... the owner of the first weimaraner I ever saw) on your special day, May 6, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: '65 Ladies May Lunch Next Friday may be the 13th, but that's not going to keep the "Ladies of '65" from getting together at Richland's newest restaurant: Lu Lu Craft Bar & Kitchen. WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016 TIME: Noon - 2pm WHERE: Lu Lu Craft Bar & Kitchen LOCAtION: 606 Columbia Point Drive, Richland FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/lulucraftkitchen/ If you'd like to join us for a unique dining experience, please contact me so I can add your name to our reservation! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: STRANKMAN ('12) - NCAA Division I Golf - 5/5/16 Herald "STRANKMAN helps propel Idaho into NCAA Division I golf regionals. Senior from Richland will play for Vandals at this week's Stanford Regional. She tied for third at Big Sky championships as Idaho won team title. Top 6 teams in Stanford will advance to NCAA championships later this month in Eugene. Kristin STRANKMAN ('12) and her Idaho teammates had a final round to remember at last month's Big Sky Conference women's golf championships. Trailing by four strokes on the back nine, the Vandals roared back to beat Sacramento State by a stroke. The win in Boulder City, Nev., gave them a berth in this week's NCAA Division I regionals." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where we had a very heavy rainstorm last night. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) GEEEEEEEZ!!!!! Brad WEAR ('71) lip-lockin' his baby sitter! Always knew that class of '71 was a little shakey -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/07/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff HARTMAN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diana BENNETT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laverne VANDENBERG ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Trinity Site Visit Some time back some one wrote about a visit to the first A-bomb site in NM. Would they please contact me directly? Jackie and I will make that trip in October - first Saturday, I believe it is. Thanks, -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Ye olde Richland Two or three years ago there was a lot of interest on these pages in running down rare copies of Martha Parker's "Tales of Richland, White Bluffs & Hanford 1805-1943: Before the Atomic Reserve" (Fairfield, WA: Ye Galleon Press, 1986). For those still living in Bomberville, in a recent pass through town I discovered two copies on the shelves of the Adventures Underground Bookstore (northeast corner of the Uptown shopping center). The History section, Pacific Northwest. The price was about $35. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) May 7th is an important date in my life - and that is true because of our Alumni Sandstorm. In 1999, I joined eBay, and made a purchase of some Bomber memorabilia from Gary BEHYMER ('64) in Colfax, WA. Because of the nature of the purchase, he asked if I was a Bomber. I said "yes" - so he suggested I join this beloved Sandstorm group. On August 10, 2000, I posted the following: "Maybe someone has already mentioned this, but remember "The Isle of Phyve" (spelling??) -- Randy Fullmer, Tom Peashka (I think) and .... who else? And what was the name of the band in which Keith Gosney ('66??) played? Also, the band Larry Horne ('68) played in?? How much did those bands get paid for playing at our proms, etc., in the late '60s -- anybody know?" Nine months later, on May 7, 2001, Thomas PEASHKA was having trouble sleeping. So he logged in and did a number of idle web searches, including one for "Isle of Phyve" - indeed that was "his" band. As a search result, he came across my Sandstorm post, and sent me a nice e-mail - at 3:37 a.m. We began emailing back and forth, and then talking on the phone for long hours that summer. I was already in the middle of planning a move to Spokane, which is where he happened to live. So we met for the first time since graduation (1968) on August 18, 2001. We became friends, attended church together, and eventually love grew between us. We were married on March 17, 2004. Thomas died nearly nine months ago - August 12, 2015. But every year from 2001 to 2015, we celebrated May 7th - 3:37 a.m. - as our "brought together" anniversary. And we always were thankful for the CENTRAL part that the Sandstorm played in bringing us together. Blessings from Haven Farm, -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Leoma COLES ('63) Deedee WILLOX ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty BELL ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim McFALL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis BARR ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug RATHBUN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty DE LA BRETONNE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike HOGAN ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) For all the Bomber Mothers out there, hope your children and/or significant other treated you well on this day, to include not making you do the dishes. By shear coinkidinky, this also happens to be the birthday of a Bomber of my acquaintance back then and now. Despite the fact that he knew me, he still turned out all right for the most part. Hope this finds him well. Now for the ceremonial tip of the ol' propeller beanie and the "Happy Birthday!" shout for Jim McKEOWN ('53) on what the Tooter ('65) would call his special day. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the weather continues un-spring like. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Diana BENNETT ('64) Happy Birthday a day late! And a very Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful moms out there!! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Larry HOLLOWAY ('64) For those of you who do not know, Larry is in Kadlec Hospital in Richland, diagnosed with lung cancer that is also on his bones (eating bone from the outside), and in his lymph nodes. He coughed and broke a rib while he & Mary were in Missouri. That's when he got the diagnosis that was confirmed at Kadlec when they got home. For those of you who are prayers, please do so for Larry & Mary. My husband and I are "storming" heaven with our prayers. We love Larry & Mary are they are the two we hang out with all the time. Hard to see them going through this, but Larry is in God's hand. Thanks. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers Reading about Gary BEHYMER's ('64) never ending stash of Bomber memorabilia, reminded me of all the times I have been asked if I was a Bomber... Once just parking at Costco a young woman stopped me because I hadda Bomber car plaque on my car... turned out her Dad was in my class... very small world... what a nice feeling... I've been stopped in grocery stores and other odd places... once I was filling up with gas and two young guys pulled in with a Bomber license plate holder... their mom was a Bomber... We really are the Bombers, mighty mighty Bombers and every where we go people ask us... So today we gots more Bombers... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patty de la BRETONNE ('65... say that three times quickly) and my ol Buddy Pete OVERDAHL ('60-RIP) on your special day, May 8 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Kathy CLARK ('67) I'm a day late, Kathy, but just wanted you to know I was thinking of you on your Special day (May 7th)! Also remembering all the fun vacations we went on!! They were some great times!! Hope you birthday was a good one!! Bomber Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/09/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Karen COLE ('55), Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Mike FRANCO ('70) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry LUKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Mary BAILEY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TEEPLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Val TRENT ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Happy 70th birthday Mary and Bill. Now you've joined the old people in age only. You two don't seem to age, of course you're still kids to us. Have a wonderful day. Love, Karen and Gary -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Larry HOLLOWAY('64) update Went to hospital again today [58]. Mary said he went downhill quickly after the radiation treatment last night. This morning he was incoherent & disoriented. Lots of visitors at the hospital today, but Larry mostly slept. He knew who was there, but just dozed in and out. He was going home yesterday afternoon and hospice will come as often as Mary needs them. He is dying; Mary said 24-48 hours is the estimate. Of course, no one can say exactly when, but it's not going to be a long time. I thought he had weeks, maybe even months, so I was disheartened to hear only days. I cannot sleep; my heart is breaking. I can only imagine how Mary is holding it together. No chance yesterday for one-on-one conversation with her. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: tomorrow never comes How many times have you said "I'll be sure to call or visit tomorrow" Next thing you hear is "did you hear? so and so passed away last week" All we have is today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jim STULL ('62-RIP) on your special day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Happy birthday to Mike HOGAN ('70) [on 5/8], one of the class of '70 true greats. A legendary Bomber hoopster, he didn't score a lot but I think he led the world in fouls-per-minute. I think he even fouled out of the 2000 reunion game! Happy Day Hogy, and GOD BLESS LORI!!!! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Belated Birthday I can't believe I missed Mike HOGAN's ('70) B-Day on the 8th. At WSU it was "hurray, hurray it's the 8th of May, it's outdoor intercourse day.". But now the 8th has taken on a whole new meaning. Mr. Football had a birthday! Hope it was a good one. Many more to come! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/10/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck LOLLIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ANDREWS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: LeeAnne HARDING ('83) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzanne CHRISTENSEN ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwayne BUSSMAN ('98) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: all in fun Isn't it funny... we can give our friends alla guff we like and it's between friends all in fun... but let someone else talk about them and it's war... in school it was called "chopping" or "cutting down" In the "hood" where I taught it was "doin' the dozens"... I don't think we ever grow out of it... One of the Delinquents just sold his home but couldn't make another offer for a period of time... we called him homeless and I told him he'd better get a shopping cart... well I have this friend who is far better at "chopping" than I... he gets me every time... at the same time, he is the most generous guy I know... OK one of them... Now I think I've told people I'm gonna be in Richland on the 20th to see Frost/Nixon... that's a Friday... dang wish I could be there for all of them cuz so many kids are going on different nights... oh well... anyway, I'll be at Spuddies Saturday morning trying to get as close to Katie ('61) and the Divine Ms. HOFF ('64) as I can... Terry DAVIS ('65) is going to do the one man play he wrote for my Dad's funeral at Cecilia BENNETT's ('65), just south of Haines on the little road parallel to GWWay, after Spuddies so, please join us... the subject of this post has promised to do an audio of it so I can put it on computer and my Daughter can finally enjoy it (Terry didn't do it at the funeral... too emotional... and gave it to me for Christmas that year, instead). HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Chuck LOLLIS ('64) on your special day, May 10,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Bruce BENEDICTSON (?69wb-RIP) "Dr. Bruce BENEDICTSON, 64 of Daytona Beach, FL passed away on Saturday April 23, 2016. He was born in Richland on October 25, 1951, to Bruce and Nancy Churchill Benedictson. Bruce spent his early years growing up in Richland, attending Jason Lee Elementary and Chief Jo Jr High. In 1965 his father's engineering career with General Electric took him to Picayune, MS Gainesville, FL and Daytona Beach FL. He graduated from Sea Breeze High School in Daytona Beach, FL in 1969. Bruce was preceded in death by his sister, Claudette BENEDICTSON ('66-Honorary); and his parents Bruce and Nancy Benedictson. Among his survivors are his sister, Pamela BENEDICTSON Johnson ('64)." Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/11/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Ken HEMINGER ('56) Deedee WILLOX ('64), Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill McCUE ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Colleen BROWNE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob DANA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave DORAN ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: In search of... Would like to find out the whereabouts of two Bombers. one... John NAGELEY ('54) and two... David KESSLER ('53).. Please e-mail me if you know anything about either of them. Thanks... -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ In a cooled down Pasco Wonder if Donald Trump will consider the invitation to Pasco next week!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Charter I know what you mean, Maren.. I'm with Charter and it's pretty much garbage as far as I'm concerned. Consistent problems with it, and loaded with ads. Problem is... It's the only game in town... *sigh*... -Ken HEMINGER ('56) ~ Great Falls, MT Enjoying Montana unpredictable weather with 38 and misty rain ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Update on Larry HOLLOWAY ('64) Larry went home on Sunday. Went to see him today (Monday). He is struggling to breathe. Unfortunately, he has not been able to sleep much since he got home. He would doze off, then kinda gasp awake. He is quite uncomfortable; he can have morphine whenever he needs it, so that's a blessing. The one lung is completely filled. He also has the broken rib that is hurting. On Saturday they estimated 24-48 hours. However, he is on God's timetable. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) Re: My Mom, Iva EDENS Douglas ('54-RIP) I would like to thank all of Mom's 1954 classmates who showed up at her funeral Monday afternoon. She definitely would have loved it - especially when all y'all were asked to stand up! What great representation! -Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Karl SOEHNLEIN ('68) NO BOMBER BIRTHDAYS Today ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Hey, this may be the only entry in today's edition. If you have perused the Bomber Calendar, you may have noticed that there are no "official Bomber birthdays" today. I'm not saying that there aren't Bombers born on this day, just that they haven't been "logged in" yet. So, if you know of any Bomber born today, no matter where, quietly get word to Maren and I'm sure she will post it. Hopefully not on a sticky to hang from the computer screen. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for a cool and damp week end in the valley. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karl SOEHNLEIN ('68) Re: Family Reunion / Mini Bomber Reunion. Every year or so, the SOEHNLEIN clan gets together for a family reunion, which is also a mini Bomber reunion. This year we're gathering in Mesa, AZ, May 12th thru May 16th, for few days of Family, Food & Fun. In attendance will be: Joan SOEHNLEIN Haugh ('54) Jerry SOEHNLEIN ('59) Jean SOEHNLEIN Painter ('62) Joyce SOEHNLEIN Ross ('67) Karl SOEHNLEIN ('68) Lyn Dreher SOEHNLEIN ('69) Not able to attend: Gary SOEHNLEIN ('66) Janice SOEHNLEIN Kneiszel ('70-deceased) If anybody's in the Mesa area and want to connect with any of the group, give us a shout or send a message through SandStorm. -Karl SOEHNLEIN ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Margaret EHRIG ('61), David DOUGLAS ('62) Deedee WILLOX ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STULL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwight CAREY ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 I hope it's not too late to remind all of you that this is the Saturday for the All Bomber Lunch in West Richland. Any Bomber or friend of a Bomber will meet for our usual monthly get together. WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2014 (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.) It will be our last time with Dave, the owner of JD's. He and his wife have sold the restaurant and are moving back to Korea for some needed medical procedures. We will miss him. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Donni CLARK Dunphy's ('63) entry on 3/26/16 Okay, this is really really really late, but before I could finish it, I had cataract surgery on my left eye which finally left me farsighted in both eyes (had the right one done a year ago). I could see to drive without glasses, but due to bad astigmatism couldn't read. Then I had to wait four weeks to get an eye refraction and another week to get my new lenses. I got them today, so I can now decipher small print again, and here I am. I enjoyed reading about your Easter memories and traditions. The only family tradition I recall is getting new shoes each Easter. I always had two pairs - my old ones for school, etc., and my new ones for church. Richland Baptist Church's choir always had an Easter cantata. You asked if any of us still believe what we learned back then. I do. I better understand more of what I learned as a child, but I haven't changed my fundamental beliefs over the years. My wife and I continue to be active in our Mesa church. I played roles in our Christmas musical/drama and in our Good Friday service. I became a missionary of sorts when I taught English at Tianjin (China) University. I was not allowed to teach religion or the Bible, but I could answer questions about religious references in the literature and movies I used in my classes. Every Saturday evening was "English Corner" at the student building on campus, and I went as often as I could. People from all over Tianjin came to practice speaking English. Often I was the only foreigner there, and I was always surrounded by a crowd. I learned to stay next to the wall of the building so I didn't have people behind me. Almost every night I went I was asked questions about my religion - Chinese people were very interested in religion, in spite of the government discouraging it. One evening two of my students came to visit me in my apartment. They asked an inconsequential question about one of their classes, then looked around the room and whispered, "Is your apartment bugged?" "I don't think so," I told them. "We understand that Christians can ask God for help when they have problems." "Yes, we can." I gave them the simplest explanation of how to become a Christian (one I use with children in the US). After they left I e-mailed a friend in Phoenix and asked if she could find a copy of the "Jesus" film. She sent me the videotape, along with several Christian tracts. Unfortunately, she sent it by Fed-Ex. I had to go down to the Fed-Ex office and open it in front of a customs officer. She took the tape into a back room and was gone for almost half an hour. I knew she wasn't going to let me have it, but she came back, gave it to me and said I could go. I also taught a conversational English class to a group of professors, mostly from the science/technology fields. This was my most difficult, but also most rewarding, class. I mentioned to them one day that in college I had a course from a Nobel Prize winner in Physics - Dr. Walter Brattain, co-inventor of the transistor. Dr. Brattain was born in Amoy, China, where his father taught mathematics. On the first day of class Dr. Brattain said that whatever he had discovered he believed was revealed to him by God. On the last day of class he said, "I think God still has some more things to show me." A scientist who believed in a personal God. I never miss an Alumni Sandstorm, Maren. Thank you. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the temperatures are now so hot I have trouble keeping the pool from getting too warm. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Update on Larry HOLLOWAY ('64) Larry died around noon today [5/12/16]; he's with Jesus now! He was my husband's best friend, so we are grieving, even tho we are happy that he is no longer suffering. With sadness & joy, -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I'm getting pretty darned excited about my Richland trip... since my hard saved retirement went up in smoke in 2008, with the remainder in Commercial land poofing later on, my trips haven't been as frequent... but maybe they are more anticipated than ever... that is certainly a good thing... so many people are going to the play on different days, but I have a pretty good crowd for the 20th... to repeat myself on purpose, Terry ('65) will be doing my Dad's one man play on Saturday the 21st just across GWWay at Cecilia's ('65) after Spuddies... have got word that some of my favorite people will be coming in that week and I can hardly wait... now, however I have a wonderful Bomber-babe to swoon over in my HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Peggy STULL ('64) on your special day, May 13, 2016... hope to see you on that weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: 2016 Relay for Life hairdo http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ava/160513-Relay_Hair.jpg I decided to do something different with my hair for this year's Benton County Relay for Life walk which is from 6pm Friday (5/13) until 9am Saturday (5/14). Hair description; buzzed really short like just before my mastectomy and left a Mohawk down the middle that we dyed pink. She used a different product this time and boy is the color bright... hope it lasts longer than last year. Some people were giving me grief when I showed them a picture of how I wanted it done and I told them, "It's only hair... it will grow back as I was totally bald 3 short years ago". I also told them I'm 65 and am living life the way I want to, feeling blessed every day. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from sunny and almost too hot for May Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/14/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Helen CROSS ('62) Earl BENNETT ('63) Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claudia STOFFEL ('68wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Randal SOUTHAM ('82) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Betti's link http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Ava/160513-Relay_Hair.jpg Way to go, Betti AVANT ('69)!! To: David DOUGLAS ('62) You were doing what missionaries do when you were in China. Sounds like you had a very interesting year. Bomber Cheers, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we have had a beautiful sunny spring day all day in the 70s and with a forecast for no rain all next week, it looks like our spring rains have come to an end. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: David DOUGLAS ('62) Reference the vision correction you outlined in the first section of your entry, I had the same surgery on my right eye when the cataracts were removed several years ago, with the same corrective lens implant to improve distance vision but not astigmatism. The doctor had told me that there was an implant for the astigmatism, but it wouldn't correct distance vision, so I choose as you did. The company that makes the implant had no competition, and still didn't as of last spring - no pressure to reduce the cost. The insurance company does not consider it "medically necessary," so I had to pay the cost of the implant, itself, a little over $1,000. I have waited for the other eye to need the cataracts removed so that at least the cost of the surgery will be covered by insurance. The difference between the two eyes and the glasses prescription has been mildly irritating - but I've gotten used to it - while I've waited for the cataracts to develop further on the left eye and hoped for a reduced cost to come into play - oh, well ... I am told that there are now implants that will correct BOTH distance vision and astigmatism, which was not true when I had the implant placed in my right eye. However, the dual correction implant is still not "medically necessary," and my friend said it costs $2,700 - approximately double. I don't know at this point whether the previous, distance-only corrective implant, can be replaced with the dual-corrective version. The information about the dual-corrective implant being available was from a friend, not the ophthalmologist, so I'll make the final decision later this year when I see Dr. Jani about the cataracts bothering me more recently in the left eye. The day he did my surgery, I was one of eighteen patients he worked on that day. I loved your testimony about witnessing in China and praise God for your boldness. I also have heard testimonies from others, and part- and full-time missionaries, about protection from official persecution in closed countries. I also remember your interesting entries while you were teaching there. I have forwarded your note to my pastor and various relatives (the pastor's daughter did a six-week mission trip to China with Campus Crusade for Christ last year, teaching English classes and reaching at least one of the students for Christ at a large university there; she spoke of similar protection from persecution, just getting onto the campus past the armed security guards. Bless you, Brother. Regards, ecb3 - from soggy central VA where we hope for relief from several weeks of daily rain starting Saturday evening; lawns and weeds are beginning to resemble jungles. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: hair You go, girl! After surviving cancer, you are entitled to live life any way that "fits" you! As for the hair... it will grow back and who cares IF you shaved it all off and dyed it pink, purple, green or whatever! By the way, I LOVE the bright pink Mohawk! http://alumnisandstorm.com/Xtra/Ava/160513-Relay_Hair.jpg When my hair grew back after chemo, it came in "salt 'n pepper" and I decided I liked it, so I quit having it dyed, blonde, to "hide the grey". Now, it's purple... I had my hairdresser dye my entire head of hair a bright purple... it has faded quite a bit, now... the brighter colors fade very quickly... I'm having it re-dyed the 1st of June and have pretty much decided that I am going to keep it purple. Re: the passing of Larry HOLLOWAY ('64-RIP) Thankful that he is no longer in pain and/or suffering. Bomber hugs to Mary and his entire family. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/15/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat HARTNETT ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BIRGE ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam ROBINSON ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn SWAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven McCOLLEY ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Razeyerhand IF you ever: ate dirt, drank from the gutter, drank from the garden hose, drank from someone else's garden hose, knocked on the door of a stranger and asked for and received a drink of water, swam in the canals, went off the flume, jumped off the Yakima bridge, played with bb guns in a less than safe way, hookeybobbed, ran through the sprinklers, swam to the islands (walking counts), rode your bike behind the DDT sprayer, rode you bike with no hands, parked in the territory of the "sandman", drove a car before you were licensed without supervision... if yer razing yer hand... yer still alive... what a great way we grew up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn SWAN ('63) on your special day, May 15, 2016!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: hair Everyone at the Relay loved my "do". I was awarded a plaque for being the 3rd highest individual fundraiser. Just as the sun was coming up the committee people were going around to the campsites telling us there was lightning fairly close so they wanted us to take our canapies down due to the metal framing. They pushed the closing ceremonies earlier as it looked like we were going get dumped on, we did one final lap and it was spitting rain at that time. I never slept all night but will hit the Bomber lunch at noon and probably come home and crash. To: Linda REINING ('64) Linda, My hair was gray and fairly straight prior to chemo. and came back snow white with afro-tight curls. Most of the curl is now gone, 2 years later after my first real haircut but hey at least it's hair. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Rex HUNT ('53), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Deedee WILLOX ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pam EHINGER ('67), Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave McDANIELS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy KLEINPETER ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Betti AVANT's ('69) hair http://alumnisandstorm.com/Xtra/Ava/160513-Relay_Hair.jpg My wife had redish gold hair when we met and as we aged, it grew more red and less gold. She also lost her hair when she went thru all that chemo and radiation. When her hair first grew back it was a deep auburn red and over 3 or 4 years it lost all its red then went very pale washed out blonde before it started turning grey. The changes were huge as each seemed to signify a different step in her trials of healing. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ downtown Hanford, CA where the weather made up its mind last November and we just stay warm to hot no cold season ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: '55 Ladies Lunch It's time for the class of '55 ladies to get together for lunch. WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 TIME: Noon WHAT: Pot Luck WHERE: At the home of Billie LAWELL Neth in Richland She's in the book. Please bring any dish you want. We will be happy to have any newcomers as well as the old-timers lunch with us. Also, we will be choosing a permanent date for the calendar and decide where to lunch next month. Dont miss out on this decision. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Larry HOLLOWAY ('64-RIP) Larry's memorial service is this Wednesday (5-18-2016) at 5 PM at The Living Room Church on 1409 S. Garfield in Kennewick. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where my husband and I are grieving. We both loved Larry so much! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: how come we don't change? Looking at the pictures of alla kids at the play Saturday night and I was amazed at how we all seem to look the same as we did back when... now I did NOT go back to Columbians to make sure I was right, but it seems that looking at yearbooks is the only time I see the change... and maybe if I haven't seen someone in 10 years or so, but the "little kid" is always there peeking though... it was a total thrill seeing so many Bombers getting together for an event... I mean I expect big turn outs for the '65er gathering, reunions and CDNs, but this was extra special and speaking of extra special... in 2010 I made a total goof of myself at the B-ball game for R2K-1... this Bomber-babe's other half had to sit by a listen to my silence as I was supposed to be the "announcer"... as I am a complete dolt when it comes to sports... I couldn't think of a thing to say... witty or stupid... but Roger ('62) and Gary WEBB ('64) were nice enough to pretend I wasn't a total looser... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sandy JONES ('65) on your special day, May 16, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: David RIVERS ('65) Drinking from gutters has to be a boy thing! Never had a BB gun... afraid of heights so never jumped off the Yakima bridge or the Flume!! We lived on Wilson & Thayer. We RAN Behind the fogger, playing tag!! To this day Mosquitoes don't bite me!! Yes I'm still alive & well! Yes growing up in BomberVille was The Best Time Ever!! GO BOMBERS!! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: Hair To: Betti AVANT ('69) and Linda REINING ('64) Thanks for reminding me that it might happen for me after my chemo ends. I grew up with dark brown/almost black hair, I keep my hair died a rich red auburn. Is there any way to guess what will happen? -Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Gy CAMPBELL ~ Class of 1984 ~ 1965 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Carol CARSON ('60), David DOUGLAS ('62) Donni CLARK ('63), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Garth WHEELER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BRADY ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betsy FOX ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here it is, half way through May already. Boy, how time sometimes flies and other times is slower than (add your choice of word to fit). Which brings us to today's birthday Bomber. For some of you wondering souls out there, yes, I knew him back when. Don't think we had a class together, but we did move in different circles. But, enough about that; time for the customary tip of the ol' propeller beanie and "Happy Birthday!" shout to Garth WHEELER ('54). He might even make it to Bob's Burgers and Brew in Kennewick by this Friday (it shur ain't the Uptown). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where an almost normal spring has returned for the moment. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: '55 Ladies Lunch It's time for the class of '55 ladies to get together for lunch. WHEN: TOMORROW - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 TIME: Noon WHAT: Pot Luck WHERE: At the home of Billie LAWELL Neth in Richland She's in the book. Please bring any dish you want. We will be happy to have any newcomers as well as the old-timers lunch with us. Also, we will be choosing a permanent date for the calendar and decide where to lunch next month. Dont miss out on this decision. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) Re: May 14 Puget Sound Bomber Lunch http://alumnisandstorm.com/Lunches/Current-Puget/00.htm While the group was small, we had a wonderful visit Saturday. Much of the discussion was a remembrance of our favorite teachers. We were happy to have Ruthann HUTCHINS Jensen ('58) down from Bellingham and the Groffs ('58) from Port Orchard. We will be having another luncheon sometime in the next quarter and hope more of our Puget Sound Bombers can join us. -Carol CARSON Renaud ('60) ~ from cool and cloudy Lynnwood, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Thank you, Pam, for clearing up a mystery I've wondered over for years. Mosquitos have always bugged my Japanese wife and half-Japanese children, but won't touch me. I never would have connected that phenomenon with running behind the DDT foggers in my childhood. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Portland/Vancouver get together DATE: Saturday, June 11th, WHERE: Puffin Cafe LOCATION: 14 S A Street, Washougal, WA WEBSITE: http://www.puffincafe.com/ TIME: 10:30am at the door of Cafe (we must be there at 10:30 to assure us seating together, as they open at 11:00 and do not take reservations. Hey Bomber friends and classmates, it is time we got together again. Contact me if you need help. For those who have never been, The Puffin Cafe is a fun little place with good dishes. It is on the water and is open and light. Some of you would like to try new places, closer to them, and I am all for that. Come with your ideas and let's see what we can work out. Tom HEMPHILL ('62) has a great idea of 6 of us taking one get-together during year. It has been a while so please join us and share what has been going on in your life. If you have any new people who should be on this list, or updates of any kind please let me know. Thank you and hope to see you next month! Re: Richland Lutheran Church Anniversary Bomber friends, especially who attended Richland Lutheran Church. Remember that this coming Sunday, May 22nd they are celebrating their 70th Anniversary. There will be a Pot Luck at 4:00, the service will be at 5:30 and then there will be a dessert reception following the service. You are asked to get tickets or if you are coming from out of town to call and reserve them, so they know how many to expect. Remember those good old Pot Lucks in the basement. Oh my goodness the food was so good back then, homemade. I can still see the piles of Fried Chicken and potato salad. Hope I see you there! If you need any more information look up the church web site. Thanks and have a wonderful day! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ down in the Gorge where it is a perfect day for pulling WEEDS! I am on my way out the door now! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) To: Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) Re: losing hair after chemo/radiation I don't know if there is any way to predict what effect chemo will have on your losing or keeping your hair... I have heard that wearing a cap of "ice cold compresses" can help with preventing hair loss, but I don't know if that's true or just a rumor. I never tried anything... my oncologist, who was the best as far as I am concerned, told me what to expect from the chemo and I just accepted that losing my hair was part of the process. It grew back, but I had hoped it might come back, thicker and maybe curly, but it came back just as thin and straight as it was, before it fell out... only difference was... I had natural brown hair with reddish highlights, which I always either dyed red or blonde to "hide the grey"... when it grew back, it came in salt 'n' pepper... and, I kinda liked it, so quit dyeing it. now, it's more "salt than pepper", but that's why it's dyed purple. *grin* By the way, if the thought of going bald is bothersome, they make great wigs(although I hated them... they were too itchy and hot) and also great scarves... I think I bought 6 or 7, so I'd have a variety... I still have them... just in case that ugly "c" decides to rear its head, again. good luck and "kick cancer's ass" (I'm hoping this is okay with the Sandstorm guidelines...*grin*). -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: parents So here we all are... most or at least many of us are "parents"... now given the grief some of us gave ours it is a wonder we are now in that position or perhaps it is Karma... who knows... but I find and have found parenthood to be somewhat different than what we experienced... at 11 or so, my pop told me they had a great life till I came along; that he would never be my friend, never have a drink with me and never get me outa jail... so ok... ground rules set early... I knew where I stood... I will say that my kid is one of my very best friends, I don't drink with her and won't and we've had our jail experiences I am sorry to say... Now the point of this is that as a kid, I never knew anybody's parents well and never even knew they had first names... they all shared the same first names: Mr. and Mrs. period... for the most part, I looked upon parents as I did Teachers, the enemy (sorry Rex ('49))... some, we were terrified of and others... hmmmmmm don't recall the others... I just didn't have much interaction with them... I mean one night when we were being chased after a mixer... we ran into the Hospital... there we encountered Mrs. Warford I recall for sure and maybe Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Hammer... they told us to stop making noise and to leave... end of encounter... I have related moving the rock garden and painting the house, so it would seem and Terry DAVIS ('65) confirms, that at least in the summer they had to wait till after those things were finished to grab me for play time... my Pop was a rather frightening character and was looked upon in that manner except every now and then kids would tell me my Dad was "cool"... I suspect that was the result of his speaking to them in a civil manner... so that was "cool"... I never thought of him as cool until a few years before he died... He and my mom were always very fond of Terry. You might say he was their favorite... that fondness grew with the years that passed... during his last illness, my pop was at some VA Hospital in L.A... Terry would go sit with him every night and bring him little stuff he might need or enjoy and he would let Terry eat his leftovers... they became quite close and Terry was privy to stuff I never was (tho Terry always shared)... As a result, there was a strong bond between them... as the star of "Tour of Duty", Terry could come and go in the hospital pretty much at will... I think they said Terry was Dad's nephew... When Dad died my mom wanted Terry to be the main speaker... Because of all they had shared, Terry wrote a one man play about my pop... it was far too emotional to give at the memorial so instead, Terry gave it to me that Christmas (I always shared Christmas Eve back then with Terry and Erin (NAB)) Saturday, May 21, after Spuddies, Terry will perform that play and Chuck LOLLIS ('64) will record it... Be there or be square... now HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Betsy FOX ('63) on your special day, May 17, 2016!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: retired Spalding teacher, Mrs. Inez Miller Mrs. Inez G. Miller, age 101, was born 2/28/1915 and passed away 4/14/2016. She was a kindergarten and sixth grade teacher at Spalding. The following two grade school picture links show her two classes: http://71bombers.com/gs_spalding0a.php http://richlandbombers.1955.tripod.com/55Sp6th_Miller.htm The link to her obit from the 5/15/16 Tri-City Herald A memorial service will be held at Richland Lutheran Church at 1 PM on May 25, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Richland Lutheran Church; 901 Van Giesen; Richland, WA 99352. Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) David RIVERS ('65) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alice HANTHORN ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack KEENEY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry PITMAN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyman POWELL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline STANFIELD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thor CULVERHOUSE ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: '55 Ladies Lunch It's time for the class of '55 ladies to get together for lunch. WHEN: TODAY - Wednesday, May 18, 2016 TIME: Noon WHAT: Pot Luck WHERE: At the home of Billie LAWELL Neth in Richland She's in the book. Please bring any dish you want. We will be happy to have any newcomers as well as the old-timers lunch with us. Also, we will be choosing a permanent date for the calendar and decide where to lunch next month. Dont miss out on this decision. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: buncha HBs Wow... now we're talkin'... Birthdays we got birthdays we got lots and lotsa birthdays... and what's really great is that I am sure I will see some of these kids when I go to Richland this weekend! I'm goin' to "the play" with one... he's the one I've known since I could barely walk... we met at Wellsian "fishing"... at least we had sticks, strings, and hooks... pretty sure we didn't catch anything... two of these kids I've known since grade school or Jr Hi and one was my very first date inna whole wide world (No, ML ('63), I didn't date her just to get near your house so Ha Ha Ha)... We have all had some very good times... I think one of these b-day guys and I need to look up one of the others cuz I don't think either of us has a current phone number for him... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jack KEENEY ('65), Lyman POWELL ('65), Kerry PITMAN ('65) and Caroline STANFIELD ('66) on your special day, May 18, 2016!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: Next Spokane Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday - May, 21, 2016 WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant LOCATION: 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. 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 ~ 05/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Jo MILES ('64) Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula FRISTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam EMMONS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan THORNTON ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy THORNTON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb BELCHER ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David CARSON ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jo N. MILES ('64) Re: Books by Bombers My new book about real history (published by Caxton Press) is now available at amazon.com KAMIAKIN COUNTRY: Washington Territory in Turmoil 1855 - 1858. -Jo MILES ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) It seems like we are losing too many Richland Bombers lately. I was sad, but Honored, to be a part of providing Military Services for Larry HOLLOWAY ('64-RIP) today. He certainly had a lot of friends and family present to remember him. For any of you Veterans out there, we could really use some help to provide Honors for our Veterans. They all deserve it, and it is not going to slow down ... we are all getting older, for sure. Think about it, and contact your local American Legion or the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Honor Guards. It doesn't take much out of your day, and is very rewarding. People really appreciate it!! -Dwight CAREY ('68) ~ Rainy day in Richland ... but we fired between downpours ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allan AVERY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENNEDY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne HODGSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CONRAD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carmen MAFFEO ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Scholarship presentation What a proud bunch of parents at Richland High School tonight, hearing their son or daughter or grandchild (or other relative) receive scholarships. Approximately 180 2016 high school seniors received 7.2 MILLION dollars in scholarships tonight!!! At least 10 Valedictorians and approximately 10 students going into the military. Everyone is so proud of this bunch of kids!! Club 40 gave four (4) $1,000 scholarships to seniors chosen by the scholarship committee!! Re: Club 40 Dust Storm Newsletter We will be folding the Spring/Summer Dust Storm newsletter next Thursday, May 26th at 1 PM at 3 Margaritas in Richland. Anyone is welcome to come help. You will be treated with nachos after and you can even buy a margarita, if you like!! Re: Birthday Allan AVERY ('54), hope your 80th birthday today is a happy one!! Come to our class's birthday party on September 10th at Rosy's Ice Cream Parlor in Richland. Look forward to seeing you!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Dodging the raindrops in Tri-Cities. We got spoiled with some 80 summer weather, but will have to wait a week or two for that to come back!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Wow! Friday already! The Guys of '54 should be heading to Bob" Burgers and Brew in Kennewick; and the Girls of '54 for Rosy's in Richland for lunches and whatever. And if they get mixed up, who cares. Now it is doubtful if the Bomber birthday boy will attend either as he reportedly lives on the wet side. Unless he took off a day early just to be there. These things have happened. Suffice to say, I knew him back then. Without further ado, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout for Alan AVERY ('54). Have a good one, guy and hope to see you at the "Big Birthday Party" come this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where spring-like weather is supposed to continue through the weekend. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Oh no, I knew my cousin's birthday was coming up in May, and it snuck up on me [it was 5/19]. Bobby, hope you have a great day. love from Helen And Warren -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/21/16 - ARMED FORCES DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Barbara POWELL ('58) Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom GRAHAM ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara DeMERS ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Don't like doing this again, but we lost another '54 classmate this week!! Want out of town friends and those who don't get the Herald to know! Jack LIPPOLD ('54-RIP) passed away suddenly and unexpected on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. His memorial will be Saturday [ToDAY], May 21 at 1:00 PM at the St.Paul's Episcopal Church in Kennewick. Mary Esther ANDERSON ('54) wife of 59 years and classmate, survives him, along with two sons, their wives and grandchildren and one great grandchild. Of Jack's 13 siblings, four sisters remain. Cherish every moment we have... we don't know when it's our last!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Rainy weather in Tri-Cities still!! Go Fever Football!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) Re: Cruising Mike MILLS ('57) & Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) just returned from a 12 day cruise to the Caribbean. We met again last January and life has been good to us the second time around. What a blessing it has been. We look forward to many years together. -Barbara POWELL Beaudry ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: Larry HOLLOWAY ('64-RIP) To: Dwight CAREY ('68) Thank you for the military presence at Larry's memorial service. It was very moving. It was a nice service with many family members & friends. Larry will be missed. My husband and I are grieving the loss of a great friend, even as we are rejoicing for Larry being in the arms of Jesus. Here is the story/poem I read at his service: THE HORIZON I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud on the horizon, just where the sea and the sky come to mingle with one another. Then someone at my side says: "There, she is gone." "Gone where?" Gone from sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side, and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There, she is gone," there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes!" And that is dying. -Anonymous -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda HESS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nicole BLOWE ('05) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The news in yesterday's Alumni Sandstorm on the passing of Jack LIPPOLD ('54-RIP) was very saddening. He was one of the good guys and liked by all who knew him. My condolences to Mary Esther ANDERSON Lippold ('54) and all of his family. He will be missed. On a different note, I thought that Armed Forces Day was some where around the middle of June. And why isn't it one of those "Monday Holidays" the congress is so happy to proclaim? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the damp weather may be receding by this time next week. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/23/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terri ROYCE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry MATTHEWS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cliff CUNNINGHAM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul FELTS ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/24/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Daniel LAYBOURN ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a great time Well, another fine time I had in Richland, Ollie! Hit town on Thursday and up for Spuddies early... did the Uptown with Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and then off to dinner and the play with Craig DAVIS ('65) and his lovely wife Pat, Chuck LOLLIS ('64), Ann ENGEL ('65) and Tony (NAB), Jack KEENEY and Barbara (NAB), Roger FISHBACK ('62) and Sandy JONES ('65), Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67) and Kathie MOORE ('69), Jack BONEWELL ('65), Lyman POWELL ('65), Cecilia and more I am sure I've missed... Terry's friend from College, Harlow (NAB) had cut a 5.5 pound "USMC" from the boiler of the dry-docked USS Carl Vinson (the ship that carried Osama bin Laden's body to sea) that I finally picked up... dang drove the TSA people nuts... the next morning Terry let me know that his mom died that morning, but he still wanted to do the Memorial for my dad... so a bunch of us met for Spuddies at 9 and went over to Cecilia's at 10 for the performance... the Divine Ms HOFF ('64) had to head outa town for a ball game, but the rest: Katie SHEERAN and her other half Tom JOHNSON ('61/'61), Ann ENGEL ('63) with Tony (NAB), Kenny DAME ('68), the ADAIRs, the DAVIS', the KEENEYs, Lyman POWELL, Cecilia, Camera/audio producer, Chuck LOLLIS, Harlow and I went to Cecilia's where Terry, trooper that he is, performed his memorial for my Pop... not a dry eye in the room, I'll tell ya... it was superb... before the end of the day, Chuck already had rough cuts completed and now has final DVDs done which I can pick up in June when I am there for CDNs... Kenny DAME and his lovely Jennifer treated Cecilia and me to a wonderful dinner at "Bob's" and after that I wuz plumb tuckered out... the flight back to Vegas Sunday was uneventful other than I fell asleep and almost missed the flight... the Gate lady woke me... thank goodness... funny... Terry did the same thing the morning of my Dad's funeral! It just don't get much better than that for a trip home! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly BELCHER ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene HORNE & Carol BISHOP ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) Re: '55 Ladies Pot Luck Lunch These lovely ladies from Class of '55 enjoyed a Wonderful pot luck at Billie LAWELL Neth's home on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. left to right: Judie CLEARWATER Wood, Janet OATES Porter, Peggy NELSON, Virginia WILLIAMS McKenna, Linda PARDEE Stringer, Mary Jo WOODHEAD Mokler, Janet DENNY Spencer, Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts, Marlene RICHTER Frank, Mary WARREN Gruver. The hostess is seated in front of the group and the camera operator is Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong. Watch Sandstorm for the next opportunity to lunch with these women who shared Columbia High School in 1955. -Laura Dean KIRBY Armstrong ('55) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OK, here's the deal: Laura Dean sent TWO pictures and since I know NONE of the ladies of '55, I have NO IDEA how to put the names on the two pictures... As soon as Laura Dean tells me what name goes with which lady, I'll put the names on the pictures and submit another Sandstorm entry WITH a link to the two pictures. -Maren ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Gary BRONS ~ Class of 1954 ~ 1936 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dolores MOODY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cecilia BENNETT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod BREWER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria STEWART ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pattie NEWELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul KOOP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul McNEILL ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I just want to say Happy Anniversary to Gene HORNE ('57) & Carol BISHOP Horne ('57) [5/25] on 59 years of marriage!! I didn't make the wedding, but Carol's sister, Susie BISHOP ('62-RIP) was a good friend of mine and their mom was our Bluebird leader, so I remember when her big sister got married. Hope all is well with you and yours. Bomber Cheers and Blessings, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it is warming up a little each day, and sadly starting to feel humid. We are looking at high 80s this weekend. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Magic inna air Sooooooooooo ordinarily, this Bomber-babe gets an HB all by herself... AND to top it off... she normally gets a b-day card before today, as luck would have it, she was with me at Octopuses Garden when I was going to pick it out and well... no excuses... we were so busy looking at stuff and I was so busy talking to the owner... arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh... BUT unlike some Bomber-babes, this one never threatens to throw me inna River when I goof up... which of course is often... she is Bomber thru and thru... tho it may not be totally convenient, she is always there when I volunteer her house for parties and one-man plays... she's gooder than good... pure as the driven snow you might say... I even met her at Church... OK I'll stop... now for the other Bomber, I've known him since second grade... his mom became one of my biggest fans after he brought home a white rat... he's been one of those famous B-ball guys that took us to State more than once... we seem to lose track of one another for a couple of years and then bingo, there we are again... this will be his first HB in our Sandstorm but I can assure you it won't be the last... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cecilia BENNETT ('65) and Rodney BREWER ('65) on your special day, May 26, 2016!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike BRADY ('61) Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOYD ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas PERL ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike BRADY ('61) There is a nice article in today's sports section of the Seattle Times (5/26/16) about Brad UPTON ('74). -Mike BRADY ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Re: For the Sandstorm Hi Maren, Tried to get into the Entries site of the Sandstorm, and it said Error Message; site under construction. Don't know what's going on. Would you please put this into the Sandstorm for me. There's a new knitting store in Richland called Badger Mountain Yarns owned by a Debra Folger. It's located at 114 Keene Rd behind the pharmacy side of Albertsons. I've been traveling into Kennewick to Sheep's Clothing on Clearwater, and just found out about this new shop right by where we live. She's just getting started, but has a nice selection of yarn and also classes. Convenient location for Richland residents! -Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Thanks Maren! Hope this isn't an imposition for you. Don't know why I can't get into the entries website for the Sandstorm. Maybe Charter???? ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Norma LOESCHER ('53), George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Roy BALLARD ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bob & Roberta GROUT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HOWARD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tracy WRIGHT ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori LYSO ('78) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Tri-City Rose Show May 28 [TODAY] Bomber friends and family are invited to take a leisurely stroll through the FREE Tri-City Rose Show DATE: Saturday, May 28, 2016 WHERE: Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive, TIME: 1-4pm While there, take a look at the sales table. With Memorial Day around the corner, you may want to buy a vase of roses. These beautiful flowers come from the gardens of Tri-City Rose Society members. Proceeds help pay for rental of the Community Center. Bomber cheers, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) Re: Testing, testing, this is just a test... Howdy all you "Captain Howdy's" aka "Fellow Bombers," especially my '59er Classmates Although I read Alumni Sandstorm faithfully every day, I don't have much time for writing nowadays. Taking care of me lady keeps this wee bit of an Irishman pretty busy and out of the bars. But unfortunately it also keeps me out of the fields and forests, and off the lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. But, I live on vicariously through the frequent exciting exploits of "Captain, my Captain" Brad WEAR ('71), my outdoor partner who "abandoned" me and moved back to Texas. Can't blame him though, as he has good hunting down there and "makes meat" frequently! And, I have a hard time getting "out there" here, anymore. Tom MATTIS ('66) and his lovely wife moved back to the area and we made it out fishing once, but he too is pretty busy looking after his mother, nowadays. I guess it all comes with the advance in years for all of us. Incidentally, Brad, Tom, and I, although years apart in Bomber Class years, actually met umpteen years ago, making contact through Alumni Sandstorm when we discovered that our mutual interests of time in the Corps and love of the outdoor world brought us together. A lot of hunting, and fishing (with a lot of sitting on the bank sipping "sweetened" coffee and trying to outdo each other in the telling of sea stories) are behind us. But, our friendships go on, strong as ever. Semper Fi! Anyway, my reason for posting today is that I am "bundled" with Charter, and due to the problem mentioned yesterday in Sandstorm, I thought that I would take on the mission to conduct a test to see if my submission makes it through to Maren. [Pappy, maybe some of the difference is that you use an AOL email address!!! -Maren] Over and out from "Sergeant Pappy's Lonely Hearts Club Band of Brothers." God Bless America and all of those who fell to provide us with the freedoms we enjoy today. -George "Pappy" Swan ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Comic Brad UPTON ('74) is one of the finest hurdling coaches The complete article mentioned by Mike "Bing" BRADY ('61) yesterday. Click for a nice article for you to read . [Click on the picture of Brad UPSON ('74) to hear one of his funny comedy routines. -Maren] -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Charter Yesterday after washing down the house, Nancy and I saw on the phone to check our phone line. We checked all our phones, all were good, but still wouldn't work, called charter and after they checked all our stuff that they could, it was according to them an internal line problem. they will be here around 5:30 to 6:00 to check it out. By the way we still had TV and e-mail. See what happens. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Maren--Sent to you @ two addresses 'cause I got charter. [Received two... thanks... SOMEtimes it works, but not always and I don't know how they determine when they will send/receive stuff from/for @richlandbombers.com and when they won't. -Maren] Re: "On King. Mush you huskies!" I recently saw that "Sergeant Preston of the Yukon" was being shown on GRIT TV. Internet search says they started showing it in May and I don't know how many episodes I missed. It is in the middle of the night so I am recording them. I printed out an episode list and am checking them off as I watch. I used to watch it when having a TV set was new, in fact before we got a TV set I "watched" it on the radio. Boy, I bet we looked silly in those days sitting around the living room watching the radio. I had never seen any re-runs and was very surprised that it was in color. It didn't look colorized so googled it and yes it was filmed in color; which they say kept it in syndication longer than other TV programs of the time. Even participated in two of their sponsor's promotions. One you send in a Quaker oats product box top and get a real deed for one square inch of Klondike land. Only thing is the deeds were never registered and the company did not pay the taxes on the land so Canadian government took the land and it is now part of the Dawson City Golf Course. I would have to get me a really small gold pan to work my claim and if I could find my square inch don't know how I could pan gold there without trespassing on someone else square inch and be accused of claim jumping. The other promotion was you send in and get a polk with a cubic inch of Klondike land. The poke was made from a very heavy weight but somewhat soft paper made to look somewhat like leather with a picture of Sergeant Preston and Yukon King stamped on it and real leather drawstrings. I still have the poke, but don't know if I have the deed. They say the deeds are worth $40, but one just sold on ebay for $10. The poke is hard to find any information on. I don't watch very much new TV series programs. Other than local news only watch one program now on the big three alphabet networks. Usually I watch documentaries, history stuff, nature, science, travel, antiques roadshow, stuff like that. When I watch entertainment programs it is usually old movies or old TV programs. Guess that makes me what we used to call an "Old Fogie" Too bad Merle Haggard went to be with Tex Ritter in "Hillbilly Heaven," maybe he could write a song about "Proud to be an Old Fogie." I figure it was 1976 I was working with someone who said the people in Muskogee did not like the song, "Okie from Muskogee," he said something like, "Them stupid Okies thought he was making fun of them." I don't know why I remembered that when I can't remember important things, and besides that, I just thought he was blowing smoke. Well a few years ago saw a TV crew interviewing people from Muskogee and he was right! I heard one of them say, "It ain't true, we got just as much crime as anyone else. So there!" He didn't audibly say "So there!" but the way he said it, I sure heard it. I recently saw an episode of "Mysteries at the Museum" about a small painting saved by the Monuments Men. They often use actors to reenact something, at one point they showed three WWII soldiers with helmets and photographed about waste up. I thought I noticed something and backed it up. Sure enough, the soldier in the middle was holding a flintlock rifle. A flintlock! A World War II soldier armed with a flintlock, now that is just not possible. Well OK, I guess it is more plausible than a Revolutionary War soldier with a M1 Garand-- not much though. A couple times I have looked on YouTube for a scene from I think "The Carol Burnett Show" that had John Wayne and Lee Marvin guest star. The skit had them as a couple of cowboys making camp for the night. At the end of the skit they get their bed rolls ready and just as they are bedding down for the night they each get their Oscar and take it to bed with them. I wonder, had been asked to bring in their real Oscars, or were those just stunt Oscars. Lee Marvin said that he thought that half of his Oscar belonged to a horse and John Wayne said if he had known that he would have put on that eye patch earlier. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ "Well King, this case is closed." ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Joe WILSON ~ Class of 1949 ~ 1932 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Don ANDREWS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERARD ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry HARROLD ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SHERWOOD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce BROWN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DALE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha HOPFINGER ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don ANDREWS ('67) Is anyone working on the 50 year class reunion for the blue ribbon class of' 67? -Don ANDREWS ('67) ~ Happy in retirement in beautiful Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [[Check the Class of '67 Home Page for more information: http://richlandbombers.com/classes/1960s/1967.html -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/30/16 ~ MEMORIAL DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Tony DURAN ('55), Helen CROSS ('62) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64), Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy NIELD ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri SCHUCHART ('70) . ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Belated Wishes Can't believe I didn't get a "Happy Birthday" wish in the 5/28/16 Sandstorm for a guy who is always acknowledging all our classmates' birthdays. So it has to say, "Happy BELATED Birthday, Bob Carlsen, AKA ike CLOWES ('54)!!! Guess I was busy wishing my eldest daughter and Judge Joe Burrows a birthday wish on the same day! Sorry!!! I'll buy you a piece of birthday cake at our 80th birthday party in September!! Hehe Re: Spring/Summer Club 40 Dust Storm We folded and prepared for mailing a little over 450 newsletters on Thursday, so you should be getting yours any day now!!! Holiday may slow things up. I wish to thank the following Bombers who came out to 3 Margaritas to help get this Club 40 Dust Storm out to you: Terry De VINE ('52); "Em" De VINE ('52); Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63); Connie DEAN O'Neil ('60); Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56); Luana IVERS Portel ('52); Marsha LAWELL Hathcox ('60); Dale GIER ('48); Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53); Lois WEYERTS Harrold ('56); Duke MITCHELL ('69); Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54); Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55); Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) and Richard Highstreet (NAB)!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! We all enjoyed the nachos!!! Some of you had to leave early, so we ate your share!! Take note that for the 60 year class reunion for class of '56, you will have space on the Registration Form in the Dust Storm to add charges for your picture, room rental and postage along with your dinners for Friday and Saturday nights. If you are not attending Club 40 weekend, you can still send in your money to Treasurer, Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64). Re: My "second opinion" Was so happy I went to see the neurosurgeon at Harbor View Hospital in Seattle last Tuesday!! After talking with him and getting his opinion and expertise, there doesn't sound like there needs to be any rush to remove the spinal column tumor. He said it is so slow growing I maybe could wait 40 years and at 120 see what I think! He said people are living longer these days, but I don't anticipate that it will be me!! As it stands, I will get another MRI in August and see what it looks like and go from there. Not in a hurry to have surgery!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Waiting for the 80 weather again!! Can't believe almost half a year is gone already! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I was supposed to do this yesterday (28th) so as to appear in the 5/29 edition. Guess I got caught up in whatever was going on at the time. At any rate, a belated "Happy Birthday!" to Larry HARROLD ('56), along with a BIG Thank You for all the hard work you put in getting the Club 40 Scholarship off the ground. On almost the same note; today we celebrate a Bomber Babe whom I knew going all the way back to Carmichael. Remember when that was the ONLY Junior High in town? Go Cougars! This time there will be the obligatory tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday to Judy NIELD ('54). Maybe we'll have time for a chat at the "Big" birthday party in September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for 90 warm degrees by the middle of this week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: MEMORIAL DAY http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm -Tony DURAN ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Just want to wish all the Bomber veterans who have served our country over the years a Happy Memorial Day. And thank you for your service and efforts to keep our great country and freedoms. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: Class of '64's Birthday Party t's party time!!! Our class is having an all class birthday party on August 27, 2016. This new decade for us needs to be celebrated with a large group. It's a one night deal with optional "no host" activities. The party will be held at the beautiful Community Center overlooking Howard Amon Park. Dinner will be catered by Country Gentleman with a "no host" bar. Rocko Bondo will be back to help us dust off our dancing shoes. Optional activities are a "no host" lunch on Friday at a Richland restaurant. On Saturday morning we will have a tailgate party in the Spudnut shop parking lot by the shade trees. Saturday night will be the birthday party. In January we attempted to contact everyone by e-mail. If we were unable to reach you letters were mailed in February or March. Each person working on the party had quite a few e-mails that were undelivered and lots of mailed letters were returned. If you have moved please contact me or Kathy HOFF Conrad with a current e-mail or address. Please let us know your plans so we can update our records. Contact Kathy HOFF Conrad or me See you in August! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Re: Terrence Knox We were so lucky to attend Frost/Nixon play at Richland Players theater. The play and actors were wonderful. Terrence Knox, aka Terry DAVIS ('65) was superb in portraying Nixon right down to Nixon's weak handshake. We are blessed that Terry has come home to delight us with his acting talents. He was amazing. I found myself watching Nixon, then would realize I was watching Terry being Nixon. What a believable transformation. Guess that's called great acting! Congrats to Terry and all the actors. -Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 05/31/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Dick McCOY ('45) Deedee WILLOX ('64) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean BRUNTLETT ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim ALBAUGH ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* [There was some kind of delay yesterday (the 29th) with my incoming email... this was SENT the 29th, but didn't actually arrive till the 30th. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Dick McCOY ('45) Re: Lest we forget Merle LaGROW (Class of 1944) Killed in action ~ World War II Hibert ASKEW (Class of 1945) Missing in Action ~ Korea Good memories never die. -Dick McCOY (from the Tin Can class of '45) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Re: Torrance Knox, aka Terry DAVIS ('65) I couldn't agree more. Terry was fantastic. Hope to see him in a LOT more plays! To: Linda REINING ('64) We were just in Payette, Idaho & remembered you live fairly close to Payette, but couldn't remember where. Dang! -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where we just got home from visiting friends in Payette, ID. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* [There was some kind of delay yesterday (the 29th) with my incoming email... this was SENT the 29th, but didn't actually arrive till the 30th. -Maren] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Today is Memorial Day! I would like to thank a few of the Class of '67 for their services! Rick ALLEN, Dave BRYANT, Rick MADDY. I know there are many more and I'm sorry for that. Then there is David RIVERS ('65), thank you for all your entries in Sandstorm. Then there is Mark BLACK ('66-RIP) he is missed by all who knew him. But most of all I want to thank my son, SFC James J. Walsborn, Sr. US Army. He is retiring after 20 years. 2 Tours in Iraq, 1 in Korea. He also won the Audy Murphy Award while in Iraq! THANK YOU ALL WHO DEFENDED OUR COUNTRY!! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` April, 2016 ~ June, 2016