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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** lumni Sandstorm ~ 06/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen FOLEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don LLEWELLYN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn ROE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John GILE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon LINDBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta LAWRENCE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry STEICHEN ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK I used the word "lady"... she is a total Bomber-babe and I honestly can't say enough about her... Lemme start back in '62 when Tony HARRAH ('65) and I walked into our first mixer... I was in shock... Col-Hi was definitely the place to be. Now I am the first to admit I was in awe of and overwhelmed by the "big kids". They were so damned sophisticated and I, at least, was just this little nothing trying to be something... anything! I doubt I ever got the courage to say "say man" to any of them... especially the Bomber-babes... I knew if I tried for a million years I could never be that cool... unlike my fellow little kids, I would not be headed for college from Col-Hi... in fact, I was advised by the boyz' counselor to become facile in pottery, go back to the Rez and make my living selling my wares... instead, I went to my "Social Advisor", Terry WEBB ('62-RIP) and we decided I would go into the Marine Corps... the point is... I wouldn't again come into contact with the big kids for another 20 years... so I would never become well acquainted with them as my peers did... fast forward many years and I would come to know the big kids much mo betta... I would come to admire so many of them even more than before... I know admire seems a strange word, but it fits the way I feel... I don't mean so much in the big kid little kid sense as to be impressed with what and who they had become... much as I feel for my own class... The b-day Bomber-babe is one I have come to love and feel close to along with her Big Kahuna ('63)... I am so very proud to call them friends and so happy to have been accepted into their circle... I suppose I am making myself appear "needy" of their friendship but that is far from what I am trying to express... now in their little kid year, I had three favorite songs, which probably remain three of my VERY favorite songs today... the one that makes me think of her is "Over the Rainbow"... but not by the Demensions (misspelling in the original) who recorded it in 1960, but rather another version which I am sharing with you today... [by IZ-RIP} HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carolyn ROE ('63) on your special day, June 1, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Jack GARDINER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick REED ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Neil McCARTNEY ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy GUINN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry FELDER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria MINARD ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori SIMPSON ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) This past weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin, Trinity Univ. in San Antonio, TX won the Division 111 Baseball Championship. I would like to give a shout-out to Colin Serkowski the 2nd baseman on Trinity team. Colin is a graduate of Hanford High School. Colin is also a 1st team All Conference ball player. To me the only difference between a Bomber and Falcon is what part of Richland their parents make their home. Another Richland kid does good!!! -Jack GARDINER ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/03/16 It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty, Delta day. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick MIKULECKY ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan VANDENBERG ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Happily busy in Anchorage, Alaska! Arrived here Saturday afternoon and jumped right into being helpful. One person moving out needs help gathering up "stuff". On Sunday daughter, Keri Hubbard, bought lots of plants... flowering and edibles and we planted many of them, developing new spaces as well as filling planters from years ago. These projects have been a rewarding challenge. Yesterday I bought a car for up here. It is a 2002 Ford Taurus and in some ways is better than my 2003 Toyota Camry at home in Richland. I looked at several choices off of craigslist and none were suitable. (For my own protection, I take them to Hale's for the pre-purchase check- up. Good thing, too... it is amazing how many things can be wrong with a car that "sounds good".) To: George "Pappy" SWAN ('59) What a delight to see your entry the other day. Wow, I/we have missed you. Thank you for writing in and letting us know how you are and how things are going. Sorry about the tough, rough parts of your life. Hang in there, Young Man, and let us know, again, from time to time, how you are faring. To: Jack GARDINER ('61) I always appreciate your thoughtful entries to the Sandstorm. I agree that whether a person is from Hanford High or Richland High, their accomplishment as a "Richlander" are sources of pride for many of us. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ sending warmest Bomber regards to each and all, from sunny, beautiful, Alaska. Temps cooling down into the low 60s this and next week. Brrr! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: After chemo hair When I lost my hair due to chemo, I worried that it wouldn't grow back in... but when it did, it came in "salt 'n pepper" and I decided I liked it, so quit dyeing it. But then I decided to "try going purple" for "Relay for Life" and decided that I really liked it so have been keeping it dyed different shades of purple... decided to share... (purple is the color for all cancers)...n it's got more pink in it this time than last time, but it's still purple. *grin* -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Them wuz the dayz It wuz 1962 and I wuz 16 in the market for car #3... I'd just sold #2 and had big bucks burning a hole in my pocket... I wuz in line for #42, Big John MYERS' ('58-RIP) '49/'50 Merc... in line meaning I wuz short 25 smackers... I asked the b-day Bomber-babe out and wuz hopin' to close the purchase before the weekend... as it happened, Tommy PLANKERS ('65) beat me to it so I ended up buying Bob MIDDLETON's ('63) '40 Chevy... then I got the news... "she" couldn't ride inna car... that meant I'd hafta park the car down the street from her house at the grocery store that is now empty... then we'd hike, I mean stroll to Hi-Spot... we dated a few more times and then we were both off to new adventures... but the memories of those days stay with me... the days before rock 'n' Roll really changed... the days before life became real and earnest... the days of runnin' with my wild bunch and just lookin' fer good times and kids from earlier classes to buy our beer for us... pop bottles turned in for gas and a pack of cigs to nurse through the week... I had started smoking at home at 14, but they sure as hell weren't gonna pay for them... work on the weekends... I'd tried being a box boy like many of my friends, but damn it was like Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory... I couldn't take the pace so I was a furniture hauler instead... very little thinking involved and enough money for beer, cigs, a movie and Zip's... after my Soph year, I was no longer welcome at Hi- Spot... anyway... I often think of the B-day babe and those fun days of yore... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sue VANDENBERG ('65) on your special day, June 3, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally REES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joanne BLOODWORTH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen MILLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heather RYANNE ('92) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Happy Birthday Gladys Keeney {NAB-RIP) Happy Birthday to the Great MOM of Jack ('65), Patricia ('63), Missy ('59), and Gus ('57), "Those Keeney Kids" all those years! May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Judy KEPLINGER ~ Class of 1961 ~ 1943 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/05/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 2 birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb GORE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard RUSHWORTH ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/06/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Marsha GOSLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Candi LLOYD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas FRASER ('78) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dave TAFF ('56) and Sharon PANTHER ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike MURRAY and Betsy COFFMAN ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Has anyone been diagnosed with Periphery Artery Disease like I have? I'm progressively getting worse after four months. I may have to give in to having stents placed in my legs. Does anyone have any information from their experience with this disease and/or surgery that you would be willing to share? Thanks so much! -Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/07/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) Donni CLARK ('63) Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda SEATON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keva VAUGHN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MANLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie HUTTON ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug STRAND ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY today: Roy BALLARD ('63) & Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Townhouse for Sale Green Valley, AZ -- 20 miles south of Tucson -- Green Valley is a retirement community with gorgeous, sometimes hot, weather. Gene (RIP) and I lived there for twenty years. Green Valley has what is known as the G.V. Recreation Association, which has over ten recreation centers including pools, lapidary, exercise, computers, etc. Great, well kept facilities. There is a fee. End unit townhouse, Fantastic, unobstructed views of the Santa Rita Mtns., 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchenette just off kitchen with pass through to dining/living room combination, patio, double garage plus golf-cart garage, lots of garage cabinets. Kitchen and bathrooms recently redone including granite counter tops and cherry wood kitchen cabinets. The HOA includes a nearby swimming pool, and street maintenance, and open common area maintenance. Current price $199,800. Not far from Torres Blancas golf course. There are some photos on my agent's web site. My real estate agent is: Scott Chancellor, Realty Executives, phone: (520) 360-6973 or email: or online at I'll be glad to answer any questions you have. Email me if you want the address. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Fairbanks, AK ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Portland Area Bomber Lunch WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016 TIME: 10:30 so we can all sit together WHERE: the Puffin Cafe, 14 S A Street, Washougal, WA WEBSITE: DIRECTIONS: Driving instructions for those traveling East on Hwy. 14. Do NOT take exit 12. Cross Washougal river on narrow bridge. Get off on Exit 14, Port of Washougal. Be careful of round a bout as you exit. Take the 2nd street with the sign saying to Kennewick. Turn right at the Port of Washougal sign. It will be right by Westlie. There is a free parking lot right behind the Westlie place. Take the walkway down to the river and then you will see the little blue shack on the water. I hear it is suppose to rain Saturday so bring an umbrella if it is as we might be standing outside until it opens. This is a temporary place until we find one that suits all. Glad to hear from many of you who plan to come. If you know new Bombers in the area who might not know about us pass the information on to them. See you Saturday! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) PS You can wear a pirate hat if you want, great picture spot, YO HO HO! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) On Friday night I attended the graduation of the Bomber class of 2016. My grandson, Cameron Jenkins, graduated that night. The ceremonies were held at the Toyota center and it was a full house. There were 10 (!) valedictorians and one salutatorian and each gave a short speech. It took over an hour just to announce the names and hand the diploma cover ( diplomas will be available this week) to each graduate. The class totaled 408 students. My graduating class (1963) had about the same number, but our ceremonies were held in the Bomber Bowl and family and friends were limited. This time around there was no limit to spectators, but I wish the Tri-Cities had a better venue for events like this. Cameron will play baseball for the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota starting this fall. We will accompany him to Jamestown in August to get him settled into his dorm. I'll miss watching him play baseball in Bomber Stadium, but hopefully his sister, Sydney, will continue with softball in the nearby fields. He will play baseball on the west side (Bremerton Vipers) this summer and we'll try to get to some games, but Bomber baseball days are over. One of Cameron's graduation gifts from me was a Bomber Alumni license plate frame. He was overjoyed to receive it - he always has been surprised and delighted with people recognizing the frame when he's been out and about with me. Bombers pop up everywhere and maybe even in Jamestown, North Dakota! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in extremely HOT Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>John JOHNSTON ~ Class of 1951 ~ 1932 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Margaret EHRIG ('61), Pat DORISS ('65) Joleen RANK ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darvis BERGAM ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane SIMMONS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy JANCOVIC ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WINGFIELD ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dyanna COOK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gaylinn WRIGHT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia EHINGER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita LANE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert EVANS ('89) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Cherries Once again this year the Richland Cherries Genie hit again. Got a real nice box of Bing Cherries again. How great, I'd love to know who sends them to pay appropriate thank you. They are wonderful, believe me.... brings back many memories... -Don LYALL ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Message for Class of 1958 Bombers who are Club 40 members The Richland Club 40 Official Ballot for Class Representatives for 2017-2017 that was included in the May 2016 Dust Storm newsletter, mistakenly omitted the names of the two individuals who are presently serving as the 1958 Class Representatives. They are Ann RECTOR Williams and Roberta KIRKWOOD Lattin and both are willing to continue to serve as your 1958 Class Reps. In order to vote for your 1958 Class Representative, please write in their names (or if you prefer, the name of someone else from your class who would be willing to serve) on the lines provided in your ballot. Then please return your ballot to the mailing address shown. If you know of another 1958 classmate who is a Club 40 member, but might not see this note in the Sandstorm, please pass this information on to them as well. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your assistance with this matter. -Ron HOLEMAN ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers Now that most of the graduations are over we can take the time to get together for lunch. We meet the second Saturday of each month for a good time and good conversation. Anyone who is a Bomber or would like to have been a Bomber, is or was married to a Bomber, is always welcome. Come, bring a friend, join us for an hour or two of good food and good conversation. WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 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.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 June Lunch The "Ladies of '65" will be getting together for Lunch this Friday at Foodies Brick and Mortar Restaurant in Kennewick, Washington. WHEN: Friday, June 10, 2016 TIME: 12:00--2:00 PM WHERE: Foodies Brick & Mortar Restaurant LOCATION: 308 W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick Ladies: If you graduated in 1965 and would like to join us for lunch, please contact me so I can add your name to our list! Since Foodies does not take reservations, I'm to call the manager Thursday with an approximate headcount. If you have any questions, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Joleen RANK Johnson ('68) To: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65) Re: Peripheral Artery Disease (P.A.D.) In regards to your question concerning P.A.D., my husband suffers from the same disease along with diabetes. My advice to you is find a good vascular surgeon and have the stents put in ASAP!! The longer you wait, the less successful the surgery will be. My husband had 4 stents put in which helped the blood flow tremendously. Unfortunately in my husband's case, he had to undergo a transmetatarsal amputation of all the toes on his left foot - had injured his big toe and there wasn't enough blood supply for it to heal properly which in the end affected all the toes but thankfully the stents have provided enough blood flow for the foot to heal. It is much easier to recoup from having the stents put in than to have to recover from losing your toes. -Joleen RANK Johnson ('68 would have been except my parents moved to AZ & I missed my senior year in Richland) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/09/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Anna May WANN ('49) Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol BISHOP ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat MURPHY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally BENNETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dennis HASKINS & Shirley COLLINGS ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) I have found that a few people did not get their Spring, 2016 Dust Storm due to a mix up on the labels. As Editor of the Dust Storm, I am sorry and if you have e-mail I can send you an electronic copy or if you prefer a hard copy, send me your name and address and I will see that you get one. Please remember that you have to be a paid up member to receive the Dust Storm so you might want to contact our Treasurer, Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) to make sure you were eligible to receive one. Contact me at my e-mail: and I will give you Kathy's e-mail. -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), Dust Storm Editor ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) Re: High School Graduations We left Saturday morning for Spokane where on Sunday we attended my grandson, Nate's, graduation from Gonzaga Prep. The program was LONG with many, many awards to alums involved in the school & community, to teachers past & present. Only 1 graduating senior got to speak (there were 9 valedictorians). The graduating student who did speak was not one of the valedictorians. It was over an hour before they started giving the seniors their diplomas. So I was not impressed by the ceremony, but I AM impressed that my grandson graduated and we are all so proud of him. To: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I was also at that graduation ceremony on Friday night. My granddaughter, Hannah CARLSON ('16), graduated. She was the first name they called when they announced those going into military service; she's going Air Force. We are all so proud of her. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA where I am trying to get my hip surgery date moved up from August 1st, as I'm in a LOT of pain. Want to get this over! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: a new type a stake Perhaps I am suffering from a late bout of dyslexia... or more correctly dyscalculia as this deals with numbers, but for some reason I put yesterday's Bomber behind today's Bomber-babe on my cheat sheet... In any event, I missed Duncan SINCLAIR's ('65) birthday on the 8th... Sorry, man! So today I remember a girl who was my elder and the sister of one of my classmates at Spalding... the sister and I were great friends in grade school as we all were in those early grades... early grades are such a joy as we haven't yet learned to be "cool"... now I am the first to admit that my buds and I in 5th grade wore our collars up, wore skinny belts, duck tails and sneered at every opportunity... it was "cool in the bud" you might say but we hadn't quite mastered the art yet... my mother always said that I was a great kid till I acquired "cool"... given that Moms are most often right I will not disagree... but it would be several years before the B-day babe and I became pretty darned close friends... I miss her and alla fun we had together like crazy... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti JONES ('60-RIP) on your special day, June 9, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Dawn WRIGHT McAllister ~ Class of 1952 ~ 1934 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/10/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Ray STEIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie STEEBER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lee LESTER ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: 2016 Spring/Summer Dust Storm I am sorry to hear, after having Club 40 members folding and preparing the newsletter, that some members are not receiving it as of yet. The Dust Storm (441 of them) were taken to the post office by our Secretary, Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56) on Friday, May 27th at 9 am. Then we had the Memorial Day 3-day weekend, and possibly they didn't get out of the post office until, Tuesday, May 31st. That was 10 days ago, and you would think it would be long enough for them all to have reached their destination. I have heard from a person in Idaho, one in Oregon and Western Washington, that they have NOT received their Dust Storm as of yesterday, (June 9th). I also have contacted local classmates, who have already received their's a week ago. So... There is no explanation as to WHY!! I can only hope that the mail does get to where it belongs. Our Treasurer, Kathy HOFF Conrad ('64) who printed the mailing labels has checked those names who have notified us and has them on the label list as printed!! Let's please give this a little more time and if you still have NOT received your Dust Storm within a comfortable time for you, contact me or one of the Club 40 officers and we will mail one to you. In the meantime, don't worry about not being able to send in your registration form for securing your ticket to our celebration on September 9th and 10th, 2016!!! This form, along with the "Menu and Activities", is on the Club 40 website!! Go to and click on the Club 40 logo, at the top of the page, click on "Reunion Info" and you will be able to print out the registration form. The deadline for getting this registration to our Treasurer is August 26, 2016!! The Reps voting form is also in the Dust Storm, but is not on the website. I will see about our Webmaster including that also. The Minutes to our Board Meetings are also on the Club 40 website. Information regarding Officers, Reps and Scholarship can be found on the website. As soon as several members have sent in their reservations for our September event, they will be listed under their year, so you can watch who is coming to our celebration. Our Treasurer has already been receiving reservations, which is encouraging!! I hope this touches as many Club 40 members as possible and that this snail mail situation gets resolved!! Always, feel free to e-mail me with questions or comments. Sincerely, -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Happy Palindrome Day 6-10-2016! A Moral Law Trample hate. Say "to go"? Nod. Snub no pals, Nor tamp March self Madness. Yell! Avoid ardor. Track cars. Soldier a web. Draw. Nix ale. Redo considerable verse. Sort egos. Don a retro. Poses repel amateurs. Ref foe rift. Fight a matador. Plod in a passion. Trade revered art . . . no! Is sap an idol? Prod at a math gift. Fire offers. Rue tamale per se. So porter an od. So get roses. Revel bared is no code. Relax inward. Beware ID loss. Rack car. Trod radio valleys. Send AM flesh cramp matron, Slap on buns. Do no "got ya". Set a help mart. Wall aroma. -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA Stay healthy my friends! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/11/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jay BUTLER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene MINARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry AESCHLIMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay SITTIG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) To: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Palindromes: I'm no expert on this but I thought a Palindrome was something that can be said both forwards and backwards with meaning. If that is the case I'd like to share one I've had on my computer for some time that I have found uplifting and encouraging in our young people. Lost Generation, Youtube Palindrome -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the times they are a changin' Remember driving in Richland as a kid? I do... the roads were "normal"... they sure didn't seem to be narrow in any way... and wow when they changed the speed limit on GWWay to 35... we were flying down the road... when I first came to Vegas, it was in large part because it "felt" like Richland with entertainment... I guess it was a little more "cosmo", but everyone knew each other and it was just a fun place to be... landmarks were stationary like they were at "home"... you knew where everything was and most important of all, you could get anywhere in 10 minutes or less... now when I go home and drive in the residential areas I wonder how people got the cars of the '50s and early '60s through the streets... I mean many of those cars will not fit in a modern garage... corse most of us didn't have garages so once you were home it wasn't a problem... I live in what used to be rural... nothin' but horses, cattle and cowboys... We had one grocery store in the area and wow when we got the second one... we no longer hadda "go into town" to shop as much... I could get downtown in 7 minutes as there was only one stop light on the way... now when I go home and someone wants Kentucky fried chicken, I have no idea where we are going to get it... my little rental cars feel like Buicks on the residential streets and ain't mucha nuthin' inna uptown... the uptown where girls walked one direction and boys drove the opposite direction... each trying to catch the attention of the other without being obvious... yeah right... well I guess I am becoming a bit of an antique in my own time... now we know how our folks musta felt... well the B-day Bomber-babe has had pretty much the same experiences as I, I am sure, both at home and in Vegas... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kay SITTAG ('63) on your special day, June 11, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 in '16 - 50 Year Reunion Our 50 year reunion for the Class of '66 will be August 12-13 at the Richland Red Lion/Hanford House. You may view the current update of responses/attendees using this link: If we have not yet heard from you please follow up and let us know if you are attending the reunion. Those of you who have not yet sent in your forms/check please do so as soon as possible. Remember that a reunion booklet will be available for $10 if you are not able to attend, and a memorial DVD is available for $10. Thank you ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jim Williamson ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1934 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Ray STEIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SHEELEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FOWLER ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland (PDX) Vancouver, WA Bomber Lunch It's been a while since we had a Portland/Vancouver (PDX) Bomber gathering and story telling lunch. This time, thanks to Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) and Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63), we ended up at the Puffin Caf at the Port of Camas/Washougal on the Columbia River, a cute little floating restaurant that specializes in Caribbean Cuisine. The service was extraordinary, the food was terrific, and the visits were most enjoyable. I also enjoyed the hugs from the beautiful bomber ladies. Don FUNDERBERG ('63) brought a few of his large photo prints showing us what he has been focused on (pun intended) during retirement. We also admired his new beard. We were delighted that John FLETCHER ('64) joined us. Thanks John for being a part of our "wanabe unruly" group. We used to be pretty crazy but maybe we forgot how. And a special thanks John for taking care of Ferna Sue GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) when we were done with lunch and she needed a ride. Thanks Bill SCOTT ('64) for bringing more books for us to purchase with your personal signature. Linda and I have read them all and they are addictive. We are waiting for the next one. [Me, too, Tom... C'mon, Bill... get to writing... your adoring fans want MORE. -Maren] Left to right: Marcia MILLER Neff ('62), Doug Neff (Spouse), Lola HEIDLEBAUGH Bowen ('60), Bill SCOTT ('64), Gary Anderson (Spouse), Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61), Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55), Cherrie TEMPERO Scott ('64), Linda Hemphill (spouse), Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Gary Dunphy (Spouse), Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63), Tali Funderberg (spouse), Don FUNDERBERG ('63), Ferna Sue GAROUTTE Hicks ('58), John FLETCHER ('64), Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63), Tony Siegmund (Friend). -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [This is such a great group... makes me wish I still lived in Milwaukie!!! -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) The palindrome I submitted was a LETTER palindrome. The most famous of these types of palindromes is: "A man, a plan, a canal, panama" Notice that the LETTERS read the same forwards and backwards. "A-M-A-N-A-P-L-A-N-A-C-A-N-A-L-P-A-N-A-M-A" The "C" is the hinge or middle LETTER. There are also WORD palindromes, where the WORDS read the same forwards and backwards. I've noticed that WORD palindromes sometimes appear in Country Music songs like the Billy Ray Cyrus tune "Some Gave All", where the line, "Some gave all, but all gave some" is a WORD palindrome. The word "but" is the hinge or middle WORD. The very inspirational example that you posted, I believe, is a SENTENCE palindrome, where the whole SENTENCES can also be read backwards. Most of the time these are read forward in video form, where the last sentence is the hinge or middle SENTENCE and then the video reads the whole SENTENCES backwards. My interest in LETTER palindromes stems from my father's Alzheimer's diagnosis. Question #7 on the Brief Alzheimer Screen (BAS) asks the patient to spell "WORLD" backwards. As the doctor ask my father this question, I found myself picturing the word "WORLD" and then going thru the word letter by letter backwards. There were other questions (like counting backwards) that made me think that perhaps I should practice this "backwards" thing to keep my mind sharp. Writing LETTER palindromes is mentally taxing for me, but also my way to practice for the Alzheimer's screen that my father failed. I believe that as we age most of us know the importance of physical exercise, but we neglect to also do mental exercises. My father was "fit as a fiddle" in his late 80s, but couldn't carry on a meaningful conversation. Who knows if we can do anything about our physical or mental demise. Maybe our genes pre-program us for whatever, but then again maybe there are things we can do to improve our chances of maintaining a quality life as we age. Besides LETTER palindromes, I try to do SUDOKUs, the JUMBLE, and my favorite computer game FIVE-O. So far, so good. -Ray STEIN ('64) - Mead, WA "Hell, it's all an 'if', a final last ill eh?" ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/13/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have 2 birthdays and a Bomber Memorial today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verne HUSKE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris MARSHALL ('69) BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Barbara Bloomstrand O'Neil ~ Class of 1953 ~ 1935 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gus KEENEY ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SOWDEN ('62 & '63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James PEDERSEN ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Church Camp It was long about this time in June that our folks would pony up the 20 bucks or so for our annual pilgrimage to Church Camp. The level of excitement would build to a feverish pitch as we submitted our applications, culminating in a crescendo of exhilaration today experienced only at Mardi Gras, the Running of the Bulls or LaMont DeJONG at the opening of a new Dollar Store. Now we're not talking about your garden variety choir boys here, I'm including Pook, PLOWS, IRWIN, HEMPHILL, Kurt JOHNSON, Norman HILL and Mugsy Goodrich. Off we South End Boys would go to Ross Point in Post Falls, ID for our annual Baptist fix. I don't find it strange that many of us would return to Post Falls when it was home to "The Rock" back in our pre 21 Cheney days, but as usual I digress They had canoes, water skiing and beaucoup Spokane girls. But it was only OK, all right it was better than OK, but it was no Camp Naches. Camp Naches, was the Club Med of church camps. It was there that bonds were first formed with all kinds of kindred souls from across Williams, over in Indian Country. It was like a summer ski bus to salvation, with plastic braid crafts, nightly campfires and everyone eating at long tables. As I recall there were at least eight kinds of dry cereal that you ate out of little boxes for breakfast. I don't recall any snotty eggs being served as they would probably not have paired well with the green Kool-Aid that was served at every meal in gallon sized aluminum pitchers. Me further thinks there was some incentive to be done eating and have your table cleaned first, but I'll be damned if I can remember what it was. Must not have been too cool. Not certain if we ate at the same table each meal, or if they were assigned by gender, clean hands or by Church or something. We Southend Boys were adherents to our patron saint, St Felonious of Fred English. We would get mail from home on a 3 cent stamp, as fast as you now receive a Fed-Ex that costs a couple of sawbucks. My mom would send me Charlie Van Sickel's columns and a shoe box of oatmeal cookies each year, I'd also get a note from my sister, for which I would pay the price for the rest of the summer. I'm sure it was there that I first met Jim STULL, Richard TWEDT and probably Pete VanWYCK. I have vivid memories of first seeing Kathy RATHVON, Betsy FOX, Kay Kubed and Cecile Phillips (now there is a blast from the past) in their white robes doing interpretive dances to various and sundry hymns. I always thought they only knew one dance with about six steps and used on each tune, but Kath Rath has spent years trying to convince me to the otherwise. She can still bust the moves given the tune, but I still think they look alike. Try as I may, I am high centered on only secular memories, and can't seem to get any further. I close my eyes and can feel some ingnue's sweaty palm (or was it my sweaty palm) in mine as we sing, "We are climbing Jacob's ladder" around a smokey campfire. It's the version where all the guys are all singing tenor or higher. Wonder what last night affirmations I made, and how close I ever came to keeping them? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ATTENTION '65ers!!!!!!!!!!!! It's that time again. It was 21 years ago as we were having breakfast after our 30 year Reunion that we meant to get a list of everyone inna class borned in Richland. Now at the time, Larry GREER ('65) honestly thought he was one of very few who were... guess he doesn't know Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Q being the first at Kadlec... the idea was that we would go over to the hospital and have our picture taken... well not ones to let good ideas get inna way of bacon and eggs, we forgot till everyone was having their teary g'byes... (HOUSE ('63) and I would pull a similar memory lapse at R2K regarding Bomber Marines)... so a few of us jumped in the back of Richard Buell WARFORD's ('65) little pick up and headed off for pictures... along the way we were joined by Jackson KEENEY ('65)... all in all there were 5 kids born in Richland and two not in the picture... which I called the "Sorry 7"... WARFORD, DAVIS, SIMPSON, HEIDLEBAUGH, KEENEY, HARRAH and RIVERS... after picture taking, Ricky, in somewhat out of character fashion, said "five years is too long... we need to meet every year" and so the tradition began... Tony HARRAH ('65) was the first to amble off and as he was leaving said: "last one standing gets to drink the bottle of wine"... at the time I knew exactly the story to which he was referring, but damned if I can recall it now! And so the yearly meet-up has continued... I trust we will meet again this year, during CDNs, June 24-25... I'll be there June 23-26... at this point the only thing I have on the agenda is meet at Cecilia BENNETT's ('65) just before the parade starts for car watching and conversation... we'll have some food, water and maybe a little pop... BYOB and any stacks you'd like to contribute... if Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) wants fried chicken yell out early as I can never remember where the chicken place is... with that mention, I guess you can see that all classes are welcome and we have had some great turn outs... I think NALDER ('65) will still be fishing in Alaska as I recall from last I saw him and cuzin' Eddie (a person and Bomber, not Jimbeaux's ('63) motor home)... Parking is limited but it is a very short walk from the Uptown... well, it was a very short walk a few years ago... everything is relative, I guess... no plans yet for Saturday nite but volunteers are always welcome for a party... but let's show up this time... last year there were only 7 of us at Myra's ('67)... come on kids we ain't getting any younger... soooooooooooooooooooo, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gus KEENEY ('57) and David SOWDEN ('62) on your special day, June 14, 2016!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Robert LEAM ('12) appointment to Naval Academy "Three years ago, Robert LEAM was a high school graduate but couldn't get a job. He couldn't apply for college scholarships or pursue his dream of joining the military. He faced the possibility of having to move to Great Britain to live with his grandparents, all because a paperwork error years before stalled his family's efforts to become U.S. citizens. Now, that's all changed. LEAM is a citizen, has four jobs and is a sailor in the Navy. And, come the end of June, he'll be on his way to Annapolis, Md., to accept his appointment to the Naval Academy." Re: Movie filmed in Tri-Cities "An indie thriller shot in the Tri-Cities will be released in theaters later this year. Viewers also will be able to find If There's a Hell Below on digital platforms. Starring Conner Marx and Carol Roscoe, If There's a Hell Below was shot largely in the hills south of Kennewick. The cast and crew spent about two weeks on location in summer 2014 and came back for a few more days about a month later." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/15/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Orrin PILKEY ('52), Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nadine SMITH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOUTON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie LIEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen O'NEIL ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Orrin PILKEY ('52) Re: books Hey Bombers, I've published two new books which perhaps you could be interested in. One is called "Lessons From the Sand" (UNC Press), a book on beach activities for kids that explains the various processes that are responsible for beach evolution. It concentrates on North and South Carolina beaches, but a beach is a beach and it can be applied anywhere in the world. Price is $19 but less than that from Amazon. This book was written and illustrated by my oldest son, Charles Pilkey. Not much use in the desert, but those who live near the beach or will visit one on vacation could use this book. The other book is entitled "Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change" (Columbia University Press). Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. A rise of 3.5 to 6 feet by the end of this century is now considered a real possibility, which would be a real calamity. In the book, we argue that in many cases, retreat must be the response to sea-level rise. This book is $29.95 but if you use the promo code PILRET on the site shown below, you can save $10.00. I hope some of you will enjoy these books. -Orrin PILKEY ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) Re: Gordon Pappas I recently visited Gordon Pappas at his retirement community, Stoneridge Creek, in Pleasanton, CA. Gordon seems well, although his 94 years are beginning to catch up with him. It was Memorial Day weekend, and the community had service pictures of all their veterans on display in their lobby. It was quite a gallery, with about 120 veterans among the 600 residents. Gordon was there in his uniform at about age 20, credited with service from 1942-1945. Gordon's son Paul was with us for lunch. I would encourage all of us who enjoyed our years in music at Col-High to give him a call and express appreciation for what he did. His phone is 925-201-7364. -Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Church camp Jim HAMILTON ('63) did you go to Southside or CUP church? Senior moments are coming more and more these days, ha ha. Anyway, I only remember going to church camp at Ross Point a couple of times. My best memory is of Girl Scout camp. I remember that the girls and I, in our tent we would feed the squirrels. We would put out a trail of peanuts into the tent and they would come in. They seemed so tame, especially one of them. This one time, I decided that I would hand feed that one. Not realizing that I should put the peanut flat on my hand, I fed it with holding onto it with my fingers. Instead of grabbing the peanut, it got the tip of my middle finger instead. Plus, it wouldn't let go! I had to shake it off. The other girls talked me into telling the councilors, just in case. So, I asked them what would happen if someone got bitten by a squirrel? I wasn't about to tell them that it was me. They had already told us NOT to feed them. They said that that person would have to get a tetanus shot. NO WAY... I just thanked them and turned around. I had a small red spot in my finger for what seems like years. It never did bleed. That same year, we were taking a hike up this mountain. Those in charge, decided that we would climb up this one spot above a small dam. Only, it was full of gravel. Some of the girls went right up, others didn't even try. I did try, but kept sliding back down a bit. That really scared me as I thought I'd just slide all the way down. I don't remember what happened... if I made it up finally, or was one of the girls who didn't make it. I do remember singing "Climbing Jacob's Ladder" though. To this day, it's one of my favorite church songs. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick It's cooling off this week. I thought it was summer. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Military Differnces Interesting to see that yesterday (6/14) was the 241st birthday of the US Army. Even though there were probably 100s of Army vets in Bomber history, not one noted the birthday. Marines always note the Marine Corps Birthday, November 10th, and proudly let everyone else know. Small difference, but a noticeable one. Semper Fi to my Marine brothers and sisters, and Navy Corpsmen as well. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in humid, rain soaked Plano, TX ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Norm MERRILL ~ Class of 1950 ~ 1931 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Donni CLARK ('63) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia MILLER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon LOVINGER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BELL ('64) BOMBER/NAB ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim McKEOWN ('53) & Edna ('54-NAB) '56 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) Re: Jim HAMILTON's ('63) Camp Memories I loved your memories Jim and can relate to many of them myself. There was nothing like the excitement and anticipation of going to camp. Unlike many of you who's family took you camping and to the beach, mine didn't... so to me going to camp was a dream come true. And I only got to go once to a week-long camp and that was Camp Roganunda, in Naches, WA. Then it was the Campfire Girls camp. It was a week full of crafts, and hikes, skits and games and one night sleeping out side under the starts. I remember laying in my bunk reading letters from home and writing to my parents. My mother would have never thought to send me cookies. But I can remember playing that silly sing song game, "Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar". I can still see Rosalie LANSING ('63) in our little kitchenette drinking one glass after another of water, we were all gathered around her with wide eyes waiting for what? I can't remember whether she was showing us how many she could drink before she had to go to the bathroom or if we were daring her that she couldn't drink so many. Then it was the nightly ritual of going with a buddy with the flashlight to the outhouse before we went to bed and praying that we would not have to get up in the middle of the night. In the mornings before we ate (we did have scrambled eggs, I think we did the little cereal boxes on the trail) at those long tables you mentioned we would sing "For Health and Strength and Daily Bread, we give you Thanks oh Lord." That was sung in a round for what seemed like about 50 tables in the lodge. I can still hear that echoing in my mind. It was a glorious way to begin the morning. Taps at night ended the day... My most vivid and precious memories were around the roaring campfires that we had each night. We sang so many beautiful songs in Campfire girls, many with Indian themes. The Native Indian culture was a big part of our Campfire girls program and worked into our learning and deeds done. We each had Indian names and strived to live in harmony with God and man and the Earth He gave us. We earned Indian beads for the good deeds that we did. I will never forget the "Call of the Fire" coming to us through the twilight. The brilliant stars above us and the moon shining on the water make me still recall the song "Across the Stillness of the Lake", I hear the call Wo-He-Lo, and all the slivery echos break, across the lake, Wo-He-Lo. I did have some wonderful camp experiences with my church at Rimrock, Satus Pass and Camp Rich Lu that I will save for another day. I think we all remember singing "Jacob's Ladder". But I thought that I could almost see that ladder in the fire, and all of us climbing it right up into the stars! -Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ~ from the Columbia Gorge where it is a beautiful day, washed in rain, bathed in sunlight, flowers blooming and weeds still growing! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) I've said it before and I'll say it again and again. No one puts the "joie" in "joie de vivre" more than our birthday girl. We first met her on the ski bus some 55 or so years ago. She wore a cowichan sweater which paired well with her almost hot pink ski pants. Might be the reason that every time I get a whiff of a wet dog, I always think of her and that sweater. Back on June 16th of 1962 she failed, for the first time, to invite me to her birthday party and has continued that tradition ever since. She's not only a great judge of character, she absolutely has her own style that only she can pull off. Happy Birthday to Jan BELL ('64) as you qualify for the last age box on most questionnaires. I think it was none other than Bob Wills who said, "Don't be ashamed of your age, just think of all the fun you had putting' it there". -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: gotta read the cheat sheet So for some reason I haven't been sitting at the computer much and if I don't sit here I don't look at my cheat sheet... sooo I missed Kathy MOUTON ('65) and Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74) on the 15th and woulda missed today if I hadn't just sat down... so) HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jan BELL ('64) on your special day, June 16, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Leoma COLES ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John EHLERS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gail GHIRARDO ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie MARSHALL ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dick BOEHNING & Linda BELLISTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: Father's Day BBQ & Jazz The Richland Seniors Association and Windermere Realty are hosting a WHAT: Father's Day BBQ and Jazz Event DATE: Sunday, June 19, 2016 TIME: 2:00 - 5:00pm WHERE: on the patio of the Richland Community Center Dads! Let us do the cooking for you and your family! Hamburgers and hot dogs will be cooked out on the patio, lots of seating inside or out, and Stan Pitman's Jazz Band will be playing for dancing and/or listening! There will be roped-off play area for the children out from the patio with several Hanford High School Key Club members entertaining them! Have you ever been in a "sponge race"? Lots of fun - and lots more to do! There will also be a ZUMBA demonstration during intermission! Tickets: age 10 and up, $10 age 3 to 9, $5 2 and under "free". While tickets will be sold at the door, they are also on sale at the Richland Community Center now, and pre-sold tickets will give us a better idea of how much food to buy! Call for information: -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland 946-5385. Hope to see you there! *************************************************************** *************************************************************** >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) To: Those who remember going to camp I too remember going to Girl Scout camp... lots of songs and fun memories. Then, years later I enjoyed being a Girl Scout leader with my daughter's troop. We saved our cookie money and went to Ocean Shores for their last year. What a blast that was! Now, many years later, I am again a Girl Scout leader, and have gone with my the last couple of years to Camp Clewox in Florence, OR. It's my favorite campground and the Girl Scouts have a private area, beautiful lodge and so much fun. Lots of the same songs and games! Guess I'll really never grow up when it comes to camping!! Enjoying another beautiful day here on the Oregon coast! Happy Father's day this Sunday to all those dads out there!! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: growing up by the rivers I so well remember how shocked I was when I left Richland, only to come to the realization that not every town had a river or rivers... now when we were kids we were blessed enough to take jumpin' in the river for granted... I remember we spent so much time there you'd think we were fish... Now for sure, the closer one lived the more time one spent but no place in Richland was far... in fact, at some point in time I recall thinking that I had ridden my bike on every street in town... now for sure I can no longer recognize some streets as having been traversed, however, as the streets I was riding at the time are the very ones I no longer recognize, I am pretty sure the memory is accurate... some were paved and some still weren't when I left in early '66... .some things are very different... "round- abouts?" come on... do you know how hard I grip the wheel on a round-about... even worse here in Vegas... I avoid them like the plague... but since this little town has gone from 50K when I first got here to two million, I have that luxury... I think, though, when Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) wants Kentucky fried chicken I do have to get very close to one in Richland... but it's new to me every time I venture over on the "new" areas of our home town... well I certainly hope everyone is enjoying the river(s) this summer! Well now we celebrate a couple of '65ers... one that grew up on Spuddies and the other that... grew up on Spuddies... hey we all grew up on Spuddies! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gail GHIRARDO ('65) and Mike SAMS ('65) on your special day, June 17, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Peter TURPING ('70) Re: Summer Camp Some of us catholics spent a week each summer at CYO camp outside of Leavenworth on the Icicle River. The bus would pick us up at Christ the King and then we would make stops for other campers in other towns. Archery, field games, crafts and trips to Leavenworth to swim in the town pool filled the day. Classic mess hall eating and campfire at night... still have some of the campfire songs pop out of the memory bank on occasion. Made friends with some boys from Ephrata that lasted for years. -Peter TURPING ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Floyd MELTON ('57) Donna BOWERS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed GRAGERT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marcia DONAHUE ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Rivers Not David RIVERS ('65) but the Tri-Cities rivers in response to his post today, the big two and the small one which is not so small (Columbia, Snake, Yakima). My memories of the Columbia River go back to about 1945 when it was a free flowing river. Daryl JOHNS ('57) and I spent considerable time down there against all the rules from our parents. the river was less than half as wide as now and no islands as it was just land mass at the time. We would look and find arrowheads along the river and that was great fun, do not know why I did not keep any but I didn't. Then came the big flood, we lived in an "A" house at 1314 Hunt and I could look out the window of my bedroom and watch the river rise and was more than a bit worried. Then the corps started the Dike, like 24/7s and it was wild to watch that progress, large planes flying in with sand bags, trucks taking out telephone poles with drivers, I am sure going to sleep; piles of hay bales that we made forts in, which was more than a bit dangerous. It was just crazy times. Then came McNary Dam and the river changed to its form today. We moved to Douglass Street the summer before 6th grade and the river became out of mind until the Bomber days and water skiing. Now the Yakima River was a completely different story as that was a river to float in (we did not know that at the time it was carrying raw sewage from towns up river), we would ride our bikes to Benton City get on tubes and float to the irrigation dam (can't remember it's name) and hitchhike back to Benton City... talk about contamination. Then there was almost always a flood from the Yakima cutting off access on VanGiesen to West Richland. Didn't spend much time on the Snake until adult hood and camping at the parks along the river. Too much information, sorry. -Floyd MELTON ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) While we are talking about camps as children, I cannot forget the Presbyterian Camp Ghormley in the mountains past Natchez. While we did not have a lake, we had a beautiful stream and a pool. The wonderful singing competitions between cabins at the table in the rustic log dining room made for so much fun... "Where has Oregon, she has gone to Oklahoma"... and on thru the entire USA states... "Mares Eat Oats + Does Eat Oats"... "Hagdaleena Magdaleena" made lunch such fun. Devotion time out in the woods by yourself, getting closer to God. Nightly campfires with beautiful soft hymns and talks and sharing, along with s'mores. Voting for Camp King and Queen, swimming and hiking every day amongst those huge, cool pine trees with my friends... I will never forget. Wonder if that still goes on in Richland and hope that it does. It was something to look forward to every summer growing up in Richland. -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ in hot, humid St. Louis, MO dreaming of hiking in the PNW mountains ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Don LYALL ('52), Curt DONAHUE ('53) Jim McKEOWN ('53), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Donna NELSON ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn STEICHEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BROWN ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David ANGUIANO ('97) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: '52ers Jim WEBB ('52) was in NW Arkansas today. Jim and I had a great visit, cussing and discussing our classmates. Your ears must have been burning. I would love to be at one of he '52 Friday night happy hours. -Don LYALL ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Summer Camps In my teen years I went to camp at Camp Lutherhaven on Coeur d' Alene Lake. There are a lot of good memories of the mess hall (they called in a dining room), around the campfires, swimming in the lake, canoeing, dormitory pranks, and the nightly camp store time. Oh, and there were Bible Studies too and lots of singing. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco in the rain today ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Anniversary I have been remiss in not mentioning our 60th anniversary... Edna, A Clover Park grad, met 61 years ago at WSC... what a ride... especially since we almost lost her in October to a massive stroke... she is recovering, but slowly, but I don't care... she is here, the love of my life, and I cherish every day... all the kids and most of the G'kids showed up yesterday, and, although tiring for her, she loved every minute... the smile on her face was worth a million bucks... today is the big celebration, Lamb, Chicken and stuff... In "Fiddler on the Roof' in the song "Sunrise Sunset", Tevya sing "is this the little girl I carried, is this the little boy at play"... and Golde responds "I don't remember growing older, when did they?" "Sunrise Sunset, how swiftly flow the days"... how swiftly flow the days, indeed... all our kids are between 54 and 59. So few people ever find out how it feels to married for 60 years or more... to have all of those memories and stories... to have someone who knows you so well and has been through so many events, experiences and changes with you, is remarkable, I think. It's an amazing moment in our life together and a beautiful reason for this celebration. I have to say that love has been there for our entire marriage....not that every day was peaches and cream.....I think love has little to do with moonlight and balconies, candy and flowers, but everything to do with patience, acceptance, compromise, and, basically, just hanging in there. Love doesn't always move mountains or change the world, but it can open it's arms at the end of a very long /bad day at the store/office, and welcome you home to where you truly belong, and are loved... at least that is my experience. Love brings a beautiful wholeness to everything... nothing else seems to quite compare with that sense of being whole, of being complete, that comes from sharing with that one special person for a lifetime... and she had to move 16 times from the east coast and back... I am blessed. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ in sunny but moderate Sacramento, CA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Flood Pix What fantastic photos of the 1948 flood and 1949 ice jam! During the '48 flood, we lived in Vancouver, WA. I remember the flooding of Vanport on the flood plain between Vancouver and the Columbia. The most famous picture of that area is the one of the old Jantzen Mill and the iconic sign of the diver in swimsuit and cap that sat on the roof of the mill. At the height of the flood, she appeared to be diving into the flooded Columbia. We moved to Richland in March 1949, so we missed the local flood of '48 and the ice jam of '49, but I remember the flooding of 1949 or 1950, when we had to drive south of the Y to get to Kennewick (and those great drive-ins), because the River Road, as we called it, was flooded all along what today is Columbia Park. The construction of the dike was a Godsend at the time. Again, thanks for the photos and memories! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) To: Donna BOWERS Rice ('63) Excuse me Donna but it was Madalina Cadalina Whoopinstein Wallendine Hogan Bogen Logan was her name!!! *HA* -Donna NELSON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Rivers To: Floyd MELTON ('57) That was a good in put on the rivers in your post of 6/18. I came along too late to really know anything about the goings on of the Columbia River. I do remember my mom telling me about the flood though. I didn't know about the sewage in the Yakima River. Wasn't that the river where they had the unboat races? Don't remember if that was the name of it or not. I remember seeing all these innertubes going down under the bridge. Also remember the West Richland bridge flooding at VanGiesen. Good memories. BTW. where on Douglass did you live? I also lived on Douglass....400 block as I remember. For an after thought, I remember back in 1964 during the Christmas holidays, it flooded to the point that you couldn't get from the "Y" area to Richland. You had to go by way of Benton City I believe. I remember being home for the holidays from Spokane and worried that my ex-husband, then boy friend, who lived on Keene Road, wouldn't be able to get to my parent's house for Christmas. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick It's raining today... love the change, but NOT ready for the 90s next week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Yakima River To: Floyd MELTON ('57) That entry was most interesting, Floyd!! I had not seen those flood pics for quite some time. The Alumni Sandstorm is truly a marvelous historical record of Richland and 'in the day.' Your post, particularly floating down the sewer laden Yakima, which Phil "Not That Phil Collins" COLLINS ('67) and I did a few years after on a homemade raft (Thomas "Tom" Sawyeresq), reminded me of the saying, 'living to a ripe old age.' We all know DNA has a grand stage on that thought. Nevertheless, I liken the story toward my thinking... I could be wrong in suggesting, I've been wrong before... new parents should upon their child being able to crawl, take them to the mall, set them down on the floor and as babies do, let them take a couple, maybe three, licks off the floor. Tasty. And then, maybe, they will live to 100. Your post was not too long. We just do not get to hear enough from the '50s. Thanks again for the post. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Dick WIGHT ('52) Karen COLE ('55) Donna BOWERS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy KEYS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BARNARD ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: '52er Friday gatherings To: Don LYALL ('52) You mentioned you'd like to go to "one of the '52 Friday night happy hours" here in Richland. Friday NIGHT, Don? Naw... We gather for lunch, which is nicely centered between when we get up and when we "hit the sack" (which for many of us seems to be getting to be a shorter span of time as the years go by!). And Happy Hour seems increasing more comfortable when it consists of having Sleepy Time tea at about 8pm, just before 'nite-nite'. Ha! Best wishes to the Arkansas Bomber Chapter. Ruth and I have NOT regretted moving back to BomberLand after a 7 year stint in the Ozarks... -Dick WIGHT ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) I was so touched by Jim McKEOWN's ('53) post. Sister Patti ('52) celebrated her 60th anniversary on the 16th. The Cole family has been so fortunate in finding spouses for life. Barbara ('50) has been married 64 years, Patti ('52) 60 years, Karen ('55) 57 years, Judie ('63) 50 years in August, Jackie ('63) 46 years, John ('66) and Vicki ('66) 48 years. I think Jim said it all and very eloquently. In this day of throw away marriages, we have truly been blessed. Thanks Jim for reminding us of the importance of loving one another through daily irritations and the stresses of life. Life is truly short and I am so thankful to have had someone by my side throughout this journey. Thanks again Jim. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) To: Donna NELSON ('63) Thanks Donna, must admit your Magdelina maybe closed to our age groups rendition, but by the time my kids were in HS and Jr. High, singing in our hot tub, it became Hagdalena Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiener Hogan Bogan Logan was her name. Do not know how it got changed, but it did. Our girls were Campfire, possibly where they got it. We put in a hot tub in those years to soothe our aching muscles because everyone was playing soccer at the time and running so instead of a campfire to sing around, the hot tub became our song fest. Silly songs are so fun anytime. -Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ St. Louis, MO ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Rick EWING ~ Class of 1963 ~ 1945 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/21/16 ~ LONGEST DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David RIVERS ('65) Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan RUSHWORTH ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob HILLS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HAMES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike MURRAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jess DANIEL ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Denny SMITH ('63) & Lucy FOSTER ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: lazy hazy HOTTER'NHELL daza summer... Dang... Dickie RHODES ('65) has been having fun sending me the Richland temperatures over the last few days... it was 113 Monday here and I seem to be walking into similar weather there at home... now I recall my shock at learning that not all towns have rivers! (hey I've always been fairly naive when it came to the world)... without rivers (and back then with very few of us having HVAC), what would we have done! We'da done pretty much whatever it is kids in small towns do... but today I was in a nice cool Courtroom listening to good and bad augments... I admire the young, eager attorneys out to do the best job they can within the bounds of the Rules and am equally as appalled at those who seem to be totally unaware that there are Rules... my heart is warmed as I remember a young man who had been duped by the unscrupulous into making representations that common sense would have told him were false from the get go but believing in his superiors, he made them anyway... an old Cowgirl judge screamed at him in open court that he was an F-ing liar (well she is younger than I but some people are born old)... in chambers she instructed my buddy and me to make a claim to the Bar in her name... we counseled the young man and hoped he would get the message... a few years back he stopped me and thanked me for setting him straight... now that makes one feel pretty danged good... well today I celebrate the birth of a "big kid" who clearly learned his craft from the same instructor as I am sure Jimeaux ('63) did... I recall at Pook's ('63-RIP) I had planned on graciously scooping up the Divine Ms Hoff's ('64) lunch check and he beat me to it (I was not playing crocigator arms either)... ah to the winner go the spoils... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rob HILLS ('63) on your special day, June 21, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Hey, David RIVERS ('65)- I know you guys are coming into town this weekend... And... I know one of them there '68 guys is going to meet up with you for the CDN cruise... Well... I Want to CRASH that party... But I Forgot where it was????? I've heard it was originating at the Once-Upon-A-Time Arctic Circle... and I've also heard it was originating at the Once- Upon-A-Time Johnny's Delicatessen... BUT... I've also heard it was originating at the Once-Upon-A Time Dogs & Suds ... So... I don't really know where to go?????? -Dwight CAREY ('68) ~ Forgot Where I was Headed - - But Never Lost Sight Of That Mushroom Cloud Where I Came From ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jim Johnson ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1942 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John ZIMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul DUNIGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stu OSBORN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gordie McMASTER('69) & Chris MARSHALL ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: 1961 & 1964 Bomber Friends My thanks to former neighbor and Richland Bomber Gary Roland SNOW ('61) and former U of W roommate and Richland Bomber Jack ANICETTI ('64) for making the trip from Richland to Colfax on Monday, June 20, 2016. We did a bit of catching up and a lot of laughing over what we did years ago. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Don PARCHEN ~ Class of 1978 ~ 1959 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/23/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mary TRIEM ('47) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie Lewis ARMSTRONG ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve CARSON ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peg SHEERAN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane MURPHY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan MOULTHROP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Petra ILLIG ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Your post re: long marriages is well said. And when one of you goes to heaven after 66 years of marriage (2015 for me) it is kike losing half of you! Hope your bride recovers soon. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Pat FOLEY ~ Class of 1957 ~ 1939 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/24/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Helen CROSS ('62) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) Ray STEIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig KING ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Happy Birthday to Peg SHEERAN ('63) [on 6/23] who lives in a neat part of Washington [Omak]. Really though from my perspective here in the midwest, what part of Washington isn't neat?!! Looking forward to the end of July when my brother's (Roy CROSS ('65) oldest daughter (nab) is getting married in Bellingham, WA and I'm spending a few days on Orcas Island before the wedding... then heading down to see my grandkids in Gardnerville, NV... and some Sacramento friends. In the meantime we will celebrate the 4th of July in Memphis, TN with some old P&G friends; (doesn't sound right... some friends we've known a long time... better?) -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in hot, humid Hope, IN where we've been having some real rain storms that please the farmers and break up the heat. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) As of today 26 classmates have registered for our 70th birthday party. I know of another 28 classmates who have not registered, but they said they are coming. I will update the guest list once a week from here on out. Anna Margaret BELL, Mary BAILEY, Susan BAKER, Jeff BOSTON, Sharon BROWN, Carol CONVERSE, Phyllis CUNNINGHAM, Ken DALL, John FLETCHER, Carol HARSHMAN, Kathy HOFF, Mike HUSKE, Dennis JONES, Bev KENDALL, Linda MERRILL, Jo MILES, Jo ROSE. Sharon SASSER, Gary SETBACKEN, Frank STRATTON, Paul TAMPIEN, Terry WALTMAN, Louise WELLS, Carol WISE, Jamie WORLEY, and Veronica YATES, Our party is August 27, at the Community Center in Howard Amon Park. Set up is at 4 P.M. and the party is from 5-10 P.M. Tear down is from 10:00 to 11:00. The buffet will be catered by Country Gentleman. There will be a "no host" bar available. Rocko Bondo will be back to D.J. for us. The cost is $25.00. To register contact: Kathy HOFF Conrad, 2102 Tinkle St., Richland, WA 99354. Please forgive all spelling errors, I check and recheck, but they still slip by my razor sharp brain. I'm turning 70 you know! Maren tries to cover me. :) -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Gary BEHYMER ('64) On the morning of June 22nd, my wife Linda (a sometimes reader of the Sandstorm) said, "Oh no, Gary BEHYMER ('64) died". I answered, "Oh no", but before I could get downstairs or even reminisce about the time Mr "B" bought lunch for myself and a table-full of my friends at the Top Notch Cafe in Colfax, my wife said, "Wait a minute, he didn't die, he just sent stuff into the Sandstorm". When I questioned Linda about where she got the idea that Gary BEHYMER had died she had a perfectly good explanation. The heading on the 6/22/16 Sandstorm read: 1 Bomber sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial: Gary BEHYMER ('64) -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Maryanne GRENINGER ('67) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Harold GIBSON & Baret Ann McINTYRE ('53) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Randy DYKEMAN ('69) & Kim RICHEY ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67) Does anyone know where the Girl Scouts' camp was located during the early '60s? -Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: David DOUGLAS ('62) Helen CROSS ('62) Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty HISER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BRANDT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cyndy BROOKS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roxanne SOUTHARD ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) I'm way behind the themes here (as usual), but I also have a few memories of church summer camp. Ours was the Mount Baker Baptist Assembly, near the mountain, of course. We always took a ride up the ski lift, even if there was no snow to ski on. Also trips into Canada, since we were close. My primary memory of the camp itself (a former CCC camp) is taking cold showers, which I hate to this day. I assume they have warm water now. We usually stayed in a cabin, but one year we pulled a rented travel trailer. I learned what a snipe hunt was (the hard way, left holding the bag). I also remember taking courses in music directing and hymn accompaniment, which I made use of for many years. Directing music for a church in California helped pay for my master's degree, even though I have a terrible singing voice - I told the pastor I wouldn't sing any solos. My wife, son, and I took a two-week trip this month to Hawaii to attend a niece's wedding, along with our daughter and two of our three grandsons. While we were there we also celebrated the youngest grandson's 13th birthday, and my and my wife's 50th wedding anniversary (both June 18). I met her the summer of '64 when I worked in Hawaii as a children's camp counselor. We corresponded for two years, and three months before we graduated from college - me from Whitman in Walla Walla and she from the University of Hawaii - I called and asked her to marry me. She took 17 seconds to say yes (I was calling long distance on a pay phone, $10 for 3 minutes, so I kept a close eye on my watch - anyone else ever put $10 in quarters in a pay phone?). Considering we didn't know each other, 50 years is a significant achievement, although I wouldn't recommend getting married that way. I understand we escaped some of the hottest weather in Arizona (up to 118, I believe the news said) while we were in Hawaii, where the temperature was around 85. Frankly, I prefer the Arizona heat to the Hawaii humidity. Growing up in Richland was good preparation for Arizona. Although I seldom have anything to contribute, I read the Alumni Sandstorm faithfully every day. Some day I'll have to start deleting them. Thank you, Maren. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) For some reason my only summer camp experience as a kid was Billie Cummings (who moved to California when we were sophomores, and didn't end up a Bomber). We went to Camp Fire Girls camp at Camp Roganunda, which I found out years later (like in 2006, when we lived in Tieton for a few months when Warren was a substitute minister) is located near Natches. It was great fun is all I remember, and I can still sing the Camp song, "Roganunda, Roganunda, your maidens are gathering down by the shores of the lake". Actually, that is probably all I remember of that song, except I can hum the tune. It must have been in 1957 or '58, as I didn't stay in Camp Fire Girls long, in fact, I only remember being a Blue Bird. Susie BISHOP's ('62-RIP), mom (she and her husband were the nicest parents ever) was our leader. Carol RICE ('62-RIP), Cathy WOOD ('62), Billie , and I think, Sheila STAMBAUGH ('62) made up our little band of faithful blue birds. The only reason I think we went on to be Camp Fire Girls, is I remember Carol RICE and I made cushions with an Indian symbol on them. Actually, her mother made a lot of the cushions as I remember. To borrow a phrase from TV, those were the days!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in not Hope, IN where I get up every day and water my plants unless we've had a hard rain the day before. But sometimes a cool breeze from somewhere which feels great; and we aren't flooded like poor W. Virginia. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Re: Girl Scout Camps To: Maryanne GRENINGER Merritt ('67) I'm not certain where the Girl Scouts camp was in the early '60s. By the mid-'70s, the summer camp for the Mid-Columbia Council of Girl Scouts was at Kings Lake, in the Kaniksu National Forest outside of Usk, Washington. (Think north of Spokane an hour or so, almost to the Idaho border.) I was a counselor there for three summers in the mid-'70s, and it had been in operation for several years before that. Could that be the one? I'm not sure when it closed. Google turned up surprisingly little. But I did find an interesting website that mentioned it: It appears there were quite a number of camps around the State of Washington. But for those of us in Richland, it was Kings Lake. I was a summer camp junkie. I really, really loved my weeks in the forests, enjoying nature and learning all kinds of basic living, survival skills and team work. I started with the Camp Fire Girls at Camp Roganunda, near Naches (and just learned that it was bought by a church early in 2012). From there I moved on to CYO Camp Field on Icicle Road outside of Leavenworth (which has now gone upscale as Sleeping Lady Resort). There I earned credentials in the Polar Bear Club (what was I thinking?!) and as CIT (Counselor in Training). Then I completed my summer camping career, though I still enjoyed some truly wonderful backpacking trips along Lake Chelan and in the North Cascades, before leaving the Pacific Northwest. Now it seems I've come full circle, as I'll soon retire from my work as Staff Counselor for World Food Program (WFP). My work as counselor today doesn't look much like my work as counselor then, but I suppose I still draw from the lessons learned about basic living, survival skills and team work. -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Khartoum, Sudan ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Lavonne Neitzel Rube ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1945 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Helen CROSS ('62) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ruthann HUTCHINS ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian THOMPSON ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Wow, Vicki OWENS ('72) had quite a counseling at camps career. I have been a camp counselor at church camp maybe 4 times over the years, plus a couple of stints of cooking at camp (once for 5 weeks); the first time I tried being a camp cook (on the high Mesa in western Colorado), a woman on my cooking crew was a retired school cook, and she really saved us. She taught me more in those 3 weeks than I ever learned in almost 50 years of cooking before that. She was my camp angel for sure. Happy 50th anniversary, to David DOUGLAS ('62) and your wife. Why do you keep putting in disclaimers? Your life experiences are as valid and interesting as anyone else's. It fascinates me to read what all Bombers have done since we all left old Col-Hi. "Home of the Bombers", maybe our mascot should be a plane not a"Bomb"... after all I remember that cheer "We are the Bombers, mighty, mighty Bombers, etc? I told a California born and raised girlfriend that our high school mascot was a bomb a few years ago; she couldn't believe we would do that. [Helen, we can't just CHANGE our mascot. "WE" didn't "do that"... STUDENTS voted on it barely 2 months after "our bomb" ended World War II... that was the 1945-1946 school year. -Maren ] -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in hot, humid Hope, IN where it is going up to 93 today and above 50 percent humidity ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Bratton has chance at making Rio Olympics ~ 6/26/16 Herald "A trip to Rio is a strong possibility this year for former Richland High School swimmer Lisa Bratton ('14 Home Schooled, but she swam for Richland.) Bratton raced against some of the world's biggest swimming stars at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials four years ago, advancing to the semifinals of the women's 200-meter backstroke. Now 20 and gearing up for her junior year at Texas A&M, Bratton has qualified for four events at the 2016 Trials, which start Sunday in Omaha, Nebraska." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very hot Richland where we will be in the 100s again this week ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) Re: Church Summer Camp My best friend (Debbie JACKSON Dunn, Hanford '74) and I went to church camp at Mt. Baker every summer. The summer after graduation from Col-Hi, I decided not to go since I needed to find a job before starting CBC in September. As it turned out, the boys we had met the summer before were going to be at camp again that year and were bringing a friend they wanted me to meet (yes, a week long blind date). To make a long story short, I ended up going, met that boy and we'll be married 42 years this coming November! -Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Paula ALLEN Kofoed ~ Class of 1960 ~ 1941 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Norma LOESCHER ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Paul WEBSTER ('56), Jack GARDINER ('61) Helen CROSS ('62), Dennis HAMMER ('64) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom DAILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee BRILEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark HINKLE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vickie BIGELOW ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Condolences to Dale GEIR ('48) Dale, I am sad for the death of your sister, Betty GIER ('48-RIP). I never had the chance to know her, but her obituary in the Tri- City Herald told what a good person she was. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Bomber tears, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I had best get this done and done right or I won't be able to show my face at the BIG 80th Birthday Party. Of course this is for a Bomber Babe, couldn't be any better than that, unless it is one of those trifecta Bomber Babe birthdays. I do know for a fact that this is officially her 21st, and her current husband had better do more than take her to Burger King. I suppose Bob's Burgers and Brew might be acceptable, even Granny's Kitchen could do in a pinch. On that note, I will now tip the ol' propeller beanie and politely say "Happy Birthday!" to Bobbie Jeanette DUNCAN Mefford ('54). Have fun and enjoy the day and keep Tank grumbling. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are calling for dry weather through the 4th ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: F. Paul WEBSTER ('56) Re: James BADGER ('56-RIP) Happy birthday June 27th. Jimmy your legacy remains safe with me. Somehow in death memories of you were handled with the utmost care. In my case I remember only the good ones. Age like good wine smooths out the rough parts and God knows there were a few. RIP my friend. -F. Paul WEBSTER ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) The other day I was going thruogh some of old stuff and I found a postcard that I wrote to my parents. I went to summer camp also in 1954. The camp I belive was with Washington State Conservation Corps. It was somewhere up above Naches. It was between the 5th & 6th grade while at Spalding. I think Howard Chitty was the leader of kids who went. The only 2 kids I remember on the trip were Don OTT ('61-RIP) and Vickey FITZGERALD ('61). From reading the postcard you can tell a 5th grader wrote it, but I am glad my mother saved it -Jack GARDINER ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Maren, I remember reading about the controversy over our mascot. I'm not saying we should change it: as I thought about that fight yell, I thought why didn't we say we are the bombs, mighty bombs, etc. if that is what we are/were. Believe me, I am not advocating anything... just food for thought... And a blessed 4th of July to everyone on this 240th birthday of the good ole USA -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from hot Hope, IN where 90 and 58% humidity are expected today... at the moment a cool breeze is blowing, I'm sitting on our front porch drinking a Coke after mowing my yard. Tomorrow for some wonderful reason our temperature is suppose to drop 10 wonderful degrees, as with the higher humidity I like the 80s so much more than the 90s. But really as I get older 65-75 is the best!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: My first camera Sometime in the mid '50s my dad made a trip to by himself to Portland. I remember waiting for him to return which by then was dark. I was told to go out and get something out of the trunk, so I went out to the garage which was in the back yard with the door facing the alley. What I found was a little Kodak Baby Brownie Special camera. It was a very simple point and shoot camera. It used 127 roll film which was 46 mm or about 1 5/8 inches wide, so I think the whole camera can't be more than about 3x3x3 inches. For you young whipper-snappers out there to load film that comes on a spool you had to open the camera, take the metal spool out from the previously use roll of film and put it in where the knob to advance the film, break the seal on your new roll and mount it in the place you just took out the previous roll. The new roll of film had a long strip of paper that blocked light, then further down that roll was the film taped to the paper. You threaded the film onto the other spool, closed the camera, then turned the knob, advancing the film while watching the little red window in the back of the camera. You would see little arrows go by telling you to still keep turning. Finally you came to a number and stopped, you are now ready to take your first picture. Then after taking a picture you had to remember to wind to the next number before taking another photo or you get a double exposure. Now doesn't that make taking a photo on your smart phone sound good! Or your digital SLR where you can take thousands of photos and they all fit on a little chip about the size of a quarter. Surprise to me, learned yesterday the 127 film is still being made. I still have that camera today and would never sell it, but I can't see myself ever using it again. I have cameras, equipment and dark room stuff I would sell, but checking eBay; there is a lot of that stuff there and no one is buying. Re: Camp Arrah Wanna I went two years to the Baptist Camp of Arrah Wanna located at the base of Mt. Hood along the Salmon river which opened in 1941. Checking their website the Dinning Hall which was their main building, and comparing it to the photo I took with my Baby Brownie, the only change I can see to the building is it now has metal roofing instead of the wood shake roof. Trying to figure out the years I went. One photo shows a couple of kids standing in front of an Oldsmobile and checking the trunk emblem and tail lights is either a '54 or '55 and another has a little of the rear of what am pretty sure is a '55 Chevy -- if that side of the photo was not blurry I could be 100% sure. Production of that camera was supposed to have stopped in 1954, but that doesn't mean it was not still for sale in a store in 1955. I went two consecutive years between 1954 to 1956, possibly 1957. My number one memory was not a happy one. In crafts I was building a balsa model of WWI SPAD. biplane. I have never before or since seen model kits made the way this one was. The wings were of balsa and the top had the wing had the curve shaped into it, the bottom flat part had big wide grooves cut into it I suppose to make it lighter, then you glued small balsa sticks across the groove and glued tissue paper over the bottom. Took the unfinished model home and did not make it from the garage to the house before my sister (Downs Syndrome) smashed it. Parents said they would buy me another one, but could not find any by that company or made that way. I finally picked another WWl biplane, a British SE5A, but when I opened the box it looked like a very crude model compared to my SPAD kit. I think I glued two pieces of balsa together and put it back in the box and it has been there all these years. So disappointed, and got no grandson to give it too. The first year I was at that camp all the kids stayed in tent houses with three beds each. The second year they were replacing them with little cabins that held probably six to ten kids and had bunk beds in them. I was in a tent house both times. Few years ago I asked some people I worked with if they had ever heard of tent houses. No one had. The were a little kinda house thing where there was a wood floor and walls that went up two or three feet then 2x4 formed a frame for the "roof." The roof and upper part of the walls being a wall tent put over the frame for the summer when used and taken down in the winter. Have always assumed the tents were WWII surplus. I used to see these maybe one two or three at farms where farmers put them up for seasonal workers. Have heard that probably part of "war on poverty" government came around and told farmers they couldn't have them, it was sub-standard housing. So the farmers tore them down -- I guess the migrant workers then slept in their cars or out in the field. On the orchard where I lived at Milton-Freewater before moving to Richland there was one that had been upgraded: the gables were filled and a wood roof, but the sides were screened in. and the door was in the center, not just to the side of the center like the ones at camp. Here is a photo of the tent house I stayed in at camp. This is the second photo taken with that camera posted in the Sandstorm, the other was of that tree growing out of solid rock in Wyoming. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Supremes I'm early, but Happy birthday to Flo Ballard of the Supremes on the 30th. Happy 73rd B-day. She lives in Dallas, TX. Just wait Don Henley (Eagles) is the 22nd. Going to his birthday party after a two year drought. Flo will be there, too. Supremes/Eagles what a duo to draw to. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in hot, hot, hot Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Marie RUPPERT ('63) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ralph MYRICK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dorothy McDONALD ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HUNT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam BARKER ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Fred PHILLIPS & Lora HOMME ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Looking for a few brave people who want to have an honest-to- goodness old west Working Ranch experience. I've reserved Steens Mountain Guest Ranch for Sept 6 thru 10th. They take only 4 guests at a time, so I am interested in finding 3 women or 1 woman and a married couple. The guest rooms are in the very nice main house. One room has a king bed and the other has a double and a queen. The costs vary depending on how many there are in the group: $1,800 for 1, $1,600 each for 2, $1,400 each for 3, $1,300 each for 4. Anyone interested in knowing more about the Ranch and it's owners, can look it up on Google: Steens Mountain Ranch. (Diamond, Oregon) Tim and Sue O'Crowley are a delightful and caring couple whom I enjoyed when I was their guest for 1 day in April. On horse-back (of course) we rounded up about 50 to 60 head of cattle, including calves, and took them up on a higher range. In September, part of the work (it IS a working ranch) will be to ride up to their mountain cabin at an altitude of about 8,000 feet and take care of any repairs needed. I'm not sure if cattle herding will be involved in this, but it may be. Anyone who wants the real old-west cattle ranching experience, let me know. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ enjoying family, friends and cool-ish weather in Anchorage, Alaska. Hard to believe it's the 4th of July weekend coming up already! Keri and I will be walking with many others in the local Parade, in the "Building Bridges" section. Haven't done this before... eager to meet new people and to hear more about their good works. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I know we old timers still think of the BOMB as our mascot and always will, but on every item that is used to promote Richland High School the graphic is now of a Bomber airplane. It's on T-shirts, sports programs, the annual, even painted on a wall at the school. My grandkids think the mascot is the bomber airplane and they are Bombers! When the R cloud was trademarked many thought of it as a mascot. Times change and political correctness takes its toll on traditions. For me, I'll always consider the bomb the mascot for Columbia High, but then I still think of Stanford as the home of the Indians. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in HOT Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Re: Camp Roganunda I've been driving up to Rimrock Lake several times lately (my family had a cabin there for 30 years). The water is higher than I have ever seen it. Did you know that when the dam which created the reservoir was completed in 1925 it was the largest earth-filled dam in the world at that time? And Trout Lodge is still in business; I highly recommend your stopping for lunch or Sunday dinner. Anyway, on the drive up, I see a sign by the side of the road that reads, "Camp Roganunda, Still Going Strong." West Side Church used Camp Ghormley on the White Pass highway for our summer camp. The water and cabins were COLD - it was much improved by the time my son went there. -Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/30/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Barbara SESLAR ('60), Mary RAY ('61) Ed WOOD ('62), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol WILEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan KINNEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri RAY ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy FULLMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Glenna HAMMER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lori KILLAND ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ECKERT ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, July 2 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary RAY Henslee ('61) Please visit my updated Author Page to learn about all of my present books. Take note of the web address that I'm providing since it is shorter than the one on the Author Page itself. Amazon provides authors with a special link that others can easily remember and pass on, which I hope that you will do if you see a book that someone you know might be interested in learning about. I find it amazing that so many of the issues addressed in my poem and essay book over 10 years ago are still unresolved and up for debate. I would like to share one of the poems included in my poem and essay book (also included in my book on moral values for kids) because it addresses an issue that needs special attention so that it doesn't go unresolved. The idea for the poem came to me as I was reading a newspaper article about an anti-bullying pledge that one of our school principals had written for students to recite. The pledge covered all points, but I didn't feel like it had enough zip to get kids revved up. I thought a cheer might be better, so I set out to write one and came up with the following: B-U-L-L-Y F-R-E-E (spell out) Bully-Free! Bully-Free! Bully-Free Are We! We are for the Golden Rule; We are against being cruel! Bully-Free! Bully-Free! Bully-Free Are We! We don't listen to what bullies say; When bullies talk, we walk away! Bully-Free! Bully-Free! Bully-Free Are We! We support and rally around Kids being taunted and put down! Bully-Free! Bully-Free! Bully-Free Are We! We stand proud, we walk tall; We are special--one and all! B-U-L-L-Y F-R-E-E (spell out) Bully-Free! Bully-Free! Bully-Free Are We! Try the cheer out on the young people in your life. They would probably be the best judge of its worth. Weren't us old-timers lucky to have gone to school in the safe, congenial environment that we did? You might say: We stood proud, we walked tall; We were special "Bombers"--one and all! Bully-Free! Bully-Free! Bully-Free Were We! Have a great day! -Mary RAY Henslee ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed WOOD ('62) Re: Camp Roganunda I remember when my sister Lesley WOOD Nelson ('66) went to Camp Roganunda, she would get a bit miffed when I called it Camp Roganundies. -Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Playing in the San Juan Mountains, today in Durango, CO ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Jim COUCH ('66-RIP) The class of '66 has lost its 76th classmate with the passing of Jim COUCH on June 18. Jim attended Marcus Whitman and Carmichael prior to high school. He enlisted in the Army after graduation and served in Vietnam as a Supply Clerk. obit : Bomber tears ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) To: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I've recently had a few conversations with some younger people in the Tri-Cities that leave me shaking my head. A young lady working in a local bank and asked me where I was from. I said I had graduated from Col High. She asked me where that was. I told her it was in Richland. She said no, there's only two high schools in Richland, Richland High and Hanford. I told her when I graduated in 1973, Richland High was called Col High and Hanford had just opened that year with only Kindergarten through 11th grade. In another conversation with the Benton County Treasurer's office, I asked where they were located. After she gave me the address, I asked if they were next to Freddie's. The girl on the phone had no idea what I was talking about. In my day, Freddie's was what we called the juvenile detention center [Fred English? somebody help me out here. Maren] where the teenagers who got in trouble were taken. I could go on and on but it's all the same. Things change and we all get older! But I'll always have graduated from Col High with the bomb as my mascot! -Anita FRAVALA Griffin ('73) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` May, 2016 ~ July, 2016