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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Tedd CADD ('66) 08/01/1998 - ALUMNI SANDSTORM STARTED BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann ENGEL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: MaryAnn WEILAND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HASKINS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne PETERSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula SAUCIER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim EDGAR ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here's a "Happy Birthday!" shout to the Alumni Sandstorm which (according to legend) sprang fully grown from a tumbleweed somewhere in the great Columbia Basin lo those many years ago. I should also make mention of the birthday of one of the younger Bomber Babes of my acquaintance. We meet at one of those Portland Bomber luncheons of yesteryear. I haven't been to too many lately, but I hear she has. There is nothing left to do but tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Ann ENGEL ('63) on the occasion of her 18th. Have many more, young lady. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are awaiting the Homer Davenport thing in Silverton next week end, road repairs not withstanding. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: wow biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig group hug Well here we are again... another year of our Wonderful Sandstorm thanks to our Maren in Chief ('63/'64)... and I find myself with a ton of special days and only one short post as the boyz 'n' me are gonna head out for some cooler weather... made a point to call Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) from Donuts for a gang yell... but I always feel kinda bad about not giving everyone a special yell on their special day... so with that said HAPPY BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY Ann ENGEL ('63), Mary Ann WEILAND ('63), and Dennis HASKINS ('66) TODAY (8/1/16); Ed QUIGLEY ('62) tomorrow (8/2/16); the BEHYMERs ('64) on 8/3-4/16; Roger FISHBACK ('62), Kenny DALL ('64), and Jimmy HEIDLEBAUH ('65) on 8/4/16; Susan NUSSBAUM ('63) on 8/5/16; Freddie and Ann SCHAFER ('63) on 8/7/16; and Jimmie and Kathie ADAIR ('65, '66, '67 and '69) on 8/8/16! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Calling all Bombers (and any others who might be interested)! I'm looking for specific kinds of stories from early Richland (let's say from the Manhattan Project through the 1950s. Since 1992, I've been a volunteer at the local agency called SARC and have been a part of training new advocates for the last 15 years or more (can't quite remember when I started that part). A couple of years ago, SARC changed and became the Support, Advocacy and Resource Center. The name change was to reflect the reality that SARC had many more programs for different kinds of victims needing support of various kinds. They have programs for kids who have been victimized (Kids Haven), for victims of crimes committed against adults (either as adults or as children), community awareness programs, training for individuals and institutions. And they work closely with the Domestic Violence Center in the Tri-Cities. The emphasis is broad but mostly "crimes against a person" as the lawyers might say. For example, when I was a prospective juror one time, the judge asked those in the jury pool to raise their hands if they had ever been a victim of a crime. He then asked each one of us who raised our hands whether it was a crime against our property or a crime against our person. The stories I'm looking for concern the latter. As part of the training I do at SARC, I try to provide a perspective on how crimes against a person are not a new phenomenon. I also seek to give an understanding of how those kind of crimes impact a person, particularly if the victim is a child. The new advocates will be providing services to the public in various ways including a crisis line and hospital calls (where the advocate meets the crime victim at the hospital) and they need to know what they are getting into. As the backbone of what I do in the training, I use my story because I was a target of four different adults who "committed crimes against my person" before I was 9. In conversations over the years with fellow Bombers, I've identified 14 different adults who were allegedly guilty of such crimes during the early 1950s. I would be grateful for any stories anybody might be willing to offer. I will keep complete confidentiality - only using numbers of perpetrators for the training purposes. In order to maintain that confidentiality, it would be best if you send me an email or call me. If you are local to Richland, we could even meet for coffee. If you're interested in what brought me to doing this kind of thing, I can send you a link to my story. -Tedd CADD ('66) ~ 509-947-4402 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Brad WEAR ('71) Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy SHANNON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet WILGUS ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carey BENOLIEL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick STALEY ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Earl HALL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis TREE ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to one of the Class of '71's mainstays! Happy Birthday to Denis TREE on August 2nd. Hope you have a good one!!!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in hot, hot, hot Plano TX 29 days until dove season opens. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) A Happy Bomber Birthday to Dennis TREE... one of my all-time best buddies since Marcus Whitman! Hope to see you in a few weeks at the reunion. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/03/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and one 2015 Bomber Memorial today: Betty BELL ('51), Mike CLOWES ('54) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill SEEBURGER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra STURGIS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry NOBLE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leland KUYKENDALL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lance WILLIS ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick SPITALERI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda ENGEL ('97) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill JOHNSON & Joyce Lynn GREEN ('57) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) & Debra Anne CRANE ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) & Vicki GILL ('68) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Today/Tomorrow: Janis Cook ('65 Lion) married Gary BEHYMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: 1951 Class Reunion - 65 Years later There are a few of us from the 1951 class still around, and we have discussed having a mini reunion. I have rented a room at the Richland Community Center on Saturday, September 10 from 1pm to 4pm for a meet-and-greet afternoon. So far I have talked with Ralph MYRICK, Bill McCUE, Nancy GRIFFIN Cutshall, and two ladies I have lost the phone numbers for! Please contact me again! Sorry! Any and all Bombers - - please put out on your Face Book, e-mail or whatever, that the class of 1951 is having this get-together, and would love to hear from more from 1951. We will have snacks, visit, look at pictures anyone brings and catch up since the last time we met! PLEASE PUT "1951 CLASS REUNION" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Thanks to all of you! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Time to celebrate the birthday of a Bomber Babe who just happened to graduate the same time I did. Well, she did better grade wise than I, which meant the happenstance for her graduation was much more assured. But, remember I graduated with a major in study hall. Be that as it may, it is now time to tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Sandra STURGIS ('54) on the occasion of her 22nd. I think it might be highly possible that we may see each other at the "Big" birthday party come this September at Rosy's Ice Cream Parlor. Guys, this is one time we can meet the girls at Rosy's instead of having to hang out at burgers and brews joint. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where long range weather guessers are calling for 90 come Wednesday week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 2017 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race - Official Iditarod Site There are already 54 mushers signed up for the 2017 race. I'm sure some of you will recognize some of the names... There's a new Rookie from Hungary... and one from the Chech Republic this year! 1 Nicolas Petit 2 Ketil Reitan 3 Cindy Abbott 4 Roger Lee 5 Joar Leifseth Ulsom 6 Nicolas Vanier 7 Michelle Phillipst 8 Gwenn Bogart 9 Jim Lanier 10 Ryan Anderson 11 Wade Marrs 12 Dallas Seavey 13 Cody Strathe 14 Thomas Rosenbloom 15 Hans Gattt 16 Misha Wiljes 17 Peter Kaiser 18 Ralph Johannessent 19 Otto Balogh 20 Jeff King 21 Karin Hendrickson 22 Rick Casillo 23 Sebastien Vergnaud 24 Zoya DeNure 25 Sebastian Schnuelle 26 Jan Steves 27 Cim Smyth 28 Kristin Bacon 29 Mitch Seavey 30 Laura Neese 31 Michael Suprenant 32 Jodi Bailey 33 Linwood Fiedler 34 Mark Selland 35 Lance Mackey 36 Lars Monsen 37 Rolland Trowbridge 38 Richie Diehl 39 Mats Pettersson 40 Ray Redington Jrt 41 Joe Carson 42 Alan Eischens 43 Jimmy Lebling 44 Curt Perano 45 Aliy Zirkle 46 Ryan Redington 47 Ramey Smyth 48 Allen Moore 49 Martin Buser 50 Jessie Royer 51 Ellen Halverson 52 DeeDee Jonrowe 53 Jason Mackey 54 Peter Reuter -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 84 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Carl UNDERWOOD ('17) ~ 8/2/16 Tri-City Herald "Richland's UNDERWOOD ('17) enjoys Junior America's Cup experience, team win." Carl UNDERWOOD ('17) looked a bit haggard Saturday afternoon at Meadow Springs Country Club. UNDERWOOD, who will be a senior at Richland High School, returned the night before from Mexico, where he helped Team Washington win the team title at the 44th annual Junior America's Cup." Re: Travis BUCK ('02) ~ 8/2/16 Tri-City Herald "Major-league vet BUCK ('02) aims to help Tri-City youth baseball players. Travis BUCK was one of the top baseball players in the Northwest when he graduated from Richland High School in 2002. Now, BUCK wants to help area youth baseball players bring their game to a higher level. The former Arizona State University outfielder and major-league veteran will hold tryouts from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Columbia Basin College for a 14U developmental team. BUCK also is in the process of having a 3,200-square- foot indoor facility built off Columbia Park Trail in Richland, where he can work with players year-round." Re: Class of '66 in 2016 ~ 50 Year Reunion Our reunion will be August 12-13, 2015, at the Richland Red Lion/Hanford House. The link to our reunion page shows our schedule and current responses: If you are still planning to attend but have not sent in your registration forms and check please do so right away. If you cannot attend but would like to order a reunion booklet for $10, a memorial DVD for $10, or any Golden Goodies (hats, jerseys, t-shirts or polo shirts) please contact me. Thank you to all of our committee members for planning a special 50 Year Class Reunion. Looking forward to seeing all of you in another week! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Evelyn RENDON ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2015 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kenny DALL ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judie HEID ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenifer LEITZ ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margy BROUNS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron BREEDLOVE ('71) BOMBER/LION ANNIVERSARY Yesterday/Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) married Janis Cook ('65 Lion) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike SAMS ('65) & Mary BENNETT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to Margy BROUNS and Ron BREEDLOVE both class of '71. I've known Margie since 9th grade, and Ron since 10th grade. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in smokin' hot Plano TX 28 days till dove season opens. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/05/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Pat DORISS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Mike DALEN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue ERICKSON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue NUSSBAUM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry COFFEE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary McCUE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki LOWE ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In checking things over with our illustrious editor; we both wondered where a certain birthday came from. For some strange reason, neither of us had it in any data base we have access to. I certainly hope this person will accept an apology for missing the occasion. With that having been said, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a belated "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmate Bill SEEBURGER ('54). Hope to see you at the "Big" birthday party this September at Rosy's. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the summer weather comes and goes not dependent on time or tide. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, September 3, 2016 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: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 Monthly Luncheon The "Ladies of '65" will be getting together next Friday at another local restaurant we've never visited before: Venezia Ristorante! It's a quaint little restaurant at the north end of Richland that serves Greek and Italian entrees, sandwiches, pizza, salads, soups, desserts, and a variety of beverages. WHEN: Friday, August 12th, 2016 TIME: 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Venezia Ristorante, 3280 GWWay, Richland Ladies, if you'd like to join us, please contact me by next Wednesday, August 10th, so I can add your name to our reservation. Also let me know if you have any questions. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Nate RUANE ('13) - to Nat'l Baseball Congress World Series 8/4/16 Tri-City Herald "Nate RUANE ('13) led the San Diego Waves of the Western Baseball Association in on-base percentage (.493) and led all starters in hitting at .339 during the regular season. RUANE, who will be a senior infielder at Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX, also led the Waves in walks (27) and hit five doubles, four triples and a homer. The Waves are competing in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, KS, and open Friday against the Northwest Honkers from Washington. If things shake out, RUANE could share the field with some big-time former major leaguers. Roger Clemens, Tim Hudson, Roy Oswalt, Josh Beckett and others formed the Kansas Stars to play in the series. RUANE's Waves would only meet them after pool play next week." Re: '66 in '16 ~ 50 Year Class Reunion For those classmates and their guests wanting to tour the high school, you will meet Jim QUALHEIM ('70) at the high school Administration Office near Mac Hall at 10am on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Park in the north parking lot, off of Long Street. It should last about an hour or hour and a half. My guess is that the office is in the same location as when we were in high school. Go up the stairs across from Mac Hall and go into the building. The office will be on your left, but you will probably meet in what we called the "mixing area." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike DALEN ('72) Re: Small World Department: Battelle Greetings from Roll Tide territory (less than 4 weeks til kickoff) [So, how did USC do last year? -Maren] We're in our annual sweatbox month, where temps and humidity are running about 92. Great for growing tomatoes and peppers and watermelon. Not so great for tromping around in the woods: snakes (3 poisonous species), ticks (42 bites so far this year), and poison ivy (not susceptable, fortunately). Now on to the cosmic joke: I'm a big fan of our local land trust -- The Land Trust of North Alabama. Been on the board for 20+ years and lead most our the land deals. We've preserved more than 7,000 acres, most of which are open to the public. We have 3 parks in Huntsville alone larger than Central Park (850 acres). This week, I got a call about a 1,000-acre tract an hour east of here, near the Alabama-Georgia border in the foothills of the Appalachians. It includes the remains of an old town and iron works dating back to the late 1800s. The name of the town is... Battelle. As in Col. John Gordon Battelle. Col. Battelle was in the Yankee army and won a battle nearby during The War of Northern Aggression (we still call it that). When the war ended, Battelle carpetbagged south and bought up 7,000 acres. He built the town and iron-smelting operation. It eventually ran out of gas (and money) when Birmingham delivered iron cheaper, faster, better. The Colonel sold his remaining land and moved to Ohio to make steel. His son Gordon died at 40 in 1923 (appendectomy complications at Dayton hospital), leaving $1.6 million to start the Battelle Memorial Institute. Fast forward to 1965: Battelle Northwest takes over running the Hanford site from GE. My dad was with GE and transferred to Battelle, along with a bazillion other dads and moms in Richland. Fast forward to this week: The Land Trust started working the Battelle Alabama project with a Georgia owner/developer, who is working on a big tax write off for giving up his coal-mining rights. The Land Trust would eventually get the land for free in a few years, with the idea of developing a Battelle historical park. Developer says he has talked to Battelle Foundation about funding the park project. But then, he's said a lot of stuff that will require substantial due diligence. If things work out, we'll do the deal this year. One other tidbit: Hugh Hefner built a mansion on the bluff overlooking the Battelle valley in Mentone, AL, right next door to our deal. Judging from the holes in the roof, he doesn't live there anymore. -Mike DALEN ('72) ~ Huntsville, AL ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/06/16 ~ HIROSHIMA ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent today: Carolyn MOORE ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Caroline WESTOVER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay LYNCH ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tomi McKINNON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim VanWYCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike SHEERAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary HARMON ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carolyn MOORE ('65) Looking for information re: Max Jensen (RHS Coach) Have tried several phone numbers that were current as of last year's reunion, but cannot reach Max Jensen (Coach at RHS) or his wife Deanna ELLIS ('64). They reside in Spokane. Does anyone have information on Max and Deanna? . -Carolyn MOORE ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Cal Ripken 12s World Series ~ 8/5/16 Tri-City Herald "Kennewick American aka Pacific Northwest to play for Cal Ripken 12s World Series Title" "Kennewick American, playing as Pacific Northwest at the tournament, cruised to a 10-2 victory over Pacific Southwest (Honolulu) on Friday at Cal Sr.'s Yard in Aberdeen, MD It is the first time since the tournament began in 2003 that Pacific Northwest has won the U.S. title. KA (36-4) will play International champion Japan in the World Series title game at 5 p.m. Saturday. It will be broadcast on FOX Sports 2 and" Re: American Legion AAA Northwest Regionals ~ 8/5/16 Herald "Kennewick Outlaws rock Boise Capitals at American Legion AAA Northwest Regionals" "Gerald Hein pitched a no-hitter with five strikeouts through five innings, and Mason Martin allowed one hit the rest of the way as the Kennewick Outlaws pummeled the Boise Capitals 21-0 on Thursday night at the American Legion AAA Northwest Regional Tournament in Cheyenne, WY." Congratulations to the Kennewick teams! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday I was remis in missing Vickie LOWE's birthday on the 5th, but I remembered Gary HARMON's birthday today. Both '71 classmates. Gary was a Jason Lee, Chief Jo, and Col-Hi classmate. He was also one of the premier drummers in the area. Sorry Vickie, and I hope Gary has a great one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in smokin' hot Plano, TX 107 today ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/07/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Earl BENNETT ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim BOBO ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RANLETT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael PETERSON ('77) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) & Sylvia PLUMB ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) To: Joe ('63) In the town of Crozet, VA there is a street named Castleberry Court. I don't have much reason to visit that ritzy locale, but Google Earth shows either two or four fairly large homes on sizable, wooded and partially cleared properties, with no adjacent farming apparent. Regards, ecb3 - from VERY humid but only moderately hot central Virginia, supposed to reach 92 today. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Nobody played clarinet better. Pete Fountain (RIP) 1930 - 2016 A Closer Walk with Thee -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 78 at 1am ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Brad WEAR ('71) Re: 74th Anniversary August 7, 1942, the Marines landed on Guadalcanal, the first major land battle of WWII. I've been fortunate to have known several Marine veterans of that battle. The First MarDiv logo (The Southern Cross) is a result of the battle as well. Semper Fi, 7th Marines. -Brad WEAR ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Gary TURNER ('71) Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce STRAND ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Grant RANLETT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug DUNCAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordy EDGAR ('78) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HARDEN ('96) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jim ADAIR ('66) & Kathie MOORE ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Happy Birthday (a day late) to John RANLETT ('71), a Basswood Street standout! Hope to see you at the class of '71 45 Year Reunion in a couple of weeks -Gary TURNER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) Re: Pete Fountain (RIP) ~ 1930 - 2016 Maren, thanks for the Pete Fountain concert this morning. My dog thinks I'm nuts but I really enjoyed every song on the YouTube lineup. RIP Mr. Fountain; you were amazing. -Shirley SHERWOOD Milani ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jeni BARRETT Walker ~ Class of 2001 ~ 1983 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/09/16 ~ NAGASAKI ANNIVERSARY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marj QUALHEIM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CLEMENT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Valerie NIELSEN ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gay WEAR ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Pete Fountain (RIP) I want to comment on the Pete Fountain line up too. It was a great way to start a Sunday morning listening to him play "Amazing Grace". Thank you!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ Nice rainy day in Bothell, WA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pete Fountain performs "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" for Pope John Paul II in 1987 when the Pope visited New Orleans. Pete called this performance the pinnacle of his career. I used to watch him on the Lawrence Welk show ... LONG time ago in Richland, -Maren ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Kennewick Outlaws headed to American Legion World Series 8/8/16 Tri-City Herald "Gerald Hein pitched a complete game and got plenty of run support as the Kennewick Outlaws beat Oregon 10-1 in the championship game of the American Legion Region 7 AAA tournament Sunday in Cheyenne, WY. After winning the championship, the Outlaws will advance to play in the American Legion World Series, which begins Thursday in Shelby, NC. 'The guys are obviously very excited,' said Kennewick manager Nate HOLDREN, ('90) whose team will stay in Cheyenne before flying to Shelby on Tuesday. 'It's one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and they took advantage of it." Re: Cal Ripkin 12s World Series Title Game ~ 8/7/16 Herald "Kennewick American's run at the Cal Ripken 12s World Series ended Saturday with a 7-0 loss to Japan in the championship game in Aberdeen, MD. 'I'm pleased as punch,' Kennewick coach Bryan Knapik said via telephone. 'We had a great tournament. We are No. 1 in the nation. Japan was by far the best team we have ever played.' It was the first time a team representing the Pacific Northwest had reached the title game. Kennewick American ended its season with an impressive 36-5 record." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday GIRL Happy Birthday to a woman I've known all my life. Literally! Happy Birthday to my big sis Gay WEAR Miller ('69)! Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in smokin' hot Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/10/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Annette VERELLEN ('56) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen BARTLETT ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis McGRATH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen UPCHURCH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rod COLLINS ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob GOEHRING ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) Re: Class of '56 Reunion Our 60 year reunion, September 9-10, will be here before you know it. Be sure to get your registration in by August 26th. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. -Annette VERELLEN Parnell ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: She's one a those girls who seems to come in the spring; one look in her eyes and you forget everything you had ready to say... (Thanks JBS)... I heard that while I was on my way and it fit perfectly for the b-day Bomber-babe... a girl who has been in my life as long as I can remember... just one of those people you are so grateful to know and glad for a life-long friendship... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jo Marie ROBERTS ('65) on your special day, August 10, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/11/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Karen COLE ('55), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Pat DORISS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69), BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George STEPHENS ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Sunflowers -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Betti AVANT ('69) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers It is time again for the All-Bomber Lunch. School is almost ready to start so that must mean it is August. The boat races here and in Seattle are over so that confirms it. Come, bring a friend, the second Saturday of each month to West Richland. WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Betti AVANT ('69) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Your poem for today Every morning I look forward to receiving my poetry fix from The Writers Almanac. I received this one in Excelsior MN, where the forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy and I are 2042 miles into our summer road trip. Cruising with the Beach Boys by Dana Gioi So strange to hear that song again tonight Traveling on business in a rented car Miles from anywhere I've been before. And now a tune I haven't heard for years Probably not since it last left the charts Back in L.A. in 1969. I can't believe I know the words by heart And can't think of a girl to blame them on. Every lovesick summer has its song, And this one I pretended to despise, But if I was alone when it came on, I turned it up full-blast to sing along - A primal scream in croaky baritone, The notes all flat, the lyrics mostly slurred. No wonder I spent so much time alone Making the rounds in Dad's old Thunderbird. Some nights I drove down to the beach to park And walk along the railings of the pier. The water down below was cold and dark, The waves monotonous against the shore. The darkness and the mist, the midnight sea, The flickering lights reflected from the city - A perfect setting for a boy like me, The Cecil B. DeMille of my self-pity. I thought by now I'd left those nights behind, Lost like the girls that I could never get, Gone with the years, junked with the old T-Bird. But one old song, a stretch of empty road, Can open up a door and let them fall Tumbling like boxes from a dusty shelf, Tightening my throat for no reason at all, Bringing on tears shed only for myself. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: A Cute Nostalgic Web Site I was going through and clearing out some links I've received the past few years and came across this. It's short and sweet! I hope it makes you smile!... We did! The Land That Made Me Me - YouTube -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Judy WILLOX ('61) Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch To: All Richland/Col-Hi Bombers Here it is August and schools here locally start at the end of the month. Saturday, 13August2016 is the day of the Bomber lunch at JD Diner at around noontime. Come and have a good meal and meet some old friends or perhaps make some new ones. We always meet the 2nd Saturday of the month and have lots of fun. WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2016 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Betti AVANT ('69) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Karen COLE ('55), Carol CONVERSE ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bart LONGMORE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty SPENCER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane KASEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis STREGE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nat SAENZ ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Aaron ROBERTS ('66) & Robbin Ruth HENDERSON ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Club 40 Reunion in September. We need to update the attendees list... almost a month old.. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from very warm Sacramento, but on my way to Monroe, WA... where, yes, it will be in the 80s... no relief anywhere ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 -- Attendees 2016 list Our current Attendees names are being updated on the Club 40 website and may not include your name yet, depending on when the mail is picked up and the list sent to our webmaster. Nate is doing the best he can and we appreciate him volunteering his time (being a Hanford graduate *grin*)... along with running a business, to keep our site up to date. Not always as fast as we would like, but it will be done. If there are any concerns or questions, always feel free to e-mail me and I will find answers ASAP!! We look forward to a very fun weekend and sharing the 60 year class reunion with the class of 1956!!! All the others, 40 year, 45 year, and 50 year reunions are all complete after this weekend. Let's have a capacity crowd in September and enjoy all the friends you will be seeing!!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Sunflowers Several people have asked where this picture was taken. It was taken by son Bryan south of Loon Lake, WA. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Sunflower picture I really liked the picture of all those sunflowers. I have one growing in my garden. Am enjoying all the side sprouts it's putting out as well. [The "Main" sunflower will get bigger if you cut any side sprouts off!! -Maren] To: Jim Hamilton ('63) Re: Poem Wow... . that was a lovely poem you sent in... . Cruising with the Beach Boys. Hope you and Nancy ('65) are enjoying you latest road trip. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ warming back up Kennewick. I'm really enjoying this summer of cooler temps. Not looking forward to triple digests come Saturday though ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Jimbeaux's Homer I am sure you all feel the same about Jimbeaux's ('63) poem in yesterday's SS... wow... the author nailed being a kid... Now for the most part I am a '50s rocker, but the beach boys are a major '60s weakness of mine... I will admit I stopped going to see their shows when they became the "Mike Love" show... I went to see the Wilson brothers and Mike was just something I hadda put up with... yes he maintains the sound at the sacrifice of the feeling... It's just me so go and have a ball... Dennis was my favorite and then Brian and Carl... damn what talent... I find it hard to sit through a current Brian concert, though if I close my eyes and go back I'm good... so much damage to the voice, the body and the mind... back in the late '80s or early '90s my partners, clients and I knew we had reached the top of the power structure when we vacated a section road through my buddy/Client's ranch... now the fact that I put the ranch together from smaller parcels to place the section road in the middle was no longer an impediment... we asked for it and we got it... back then I made two phone calls and the street in front of my Dad's house not only got the speed bumps he wanted but a whole new road... but as we left that day from the County Commissioners with the vacated Section road, we were playing the beach boys... a buncha little kids had come to power... I still use "don't worry Baby" as my Bombers ring tone and "God only knows" for my daughter, Sarah... the message of Jimbeaux's post was one we all thought was special to each of us... I recall one afternoon at the DI, a buncha '65ers were gabbing in a room and I learned for the first time (first hand) that I had not been alone all those years earlier... we all felt we were lower than whale poo poo in our teens... if we had been younger we mighta gone out and eaten worms as everybody hated us and nobody loved us... which is not to suggest that we are totally free of our personal demons at all times... we just "know" intellectually that most of them are just in our minds... most... I wanna wish the Class of '66 a wonderful reunion and I am so sorry I couldn't make it this year (I am sure they are all heart broken)... Well, it is time for me to think back to those days lying on my bed listening to love songs about today's Bomber-babe b-day girl... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patty SPENCER ('65) on your special day, August 12, 2016!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Love, love, love the poem, Jim HAMILTON ('63). Thank you for sharing. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLEMENTSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Kay BURNSIDE ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 My intent in yesterday's SS was to remind everyone that we have TWO (2) WEEKS from then to get our Club 40 September 9th and 10th celebration registrations postmarked no later than August 26th!!! Our Club 40 website is up to date and more names have been submitted today. It will be almost a daily update from now until the deadline!! Another feature has been added to Club 40 website. It is called "About US" and you will click on that term at the top next to the "Reunion Info". This will bring you the Mission of Club 40 and send you to a copy of the 2-page brochure that was completed and approved at our April meeting. This brochure is intended to inform those Bomber Alumni who are eligible to join Club 40 after their 40 year class reunion. Thank you, Ron HOLEMAN ('56), for putting the finishing touches on this brochure. Jim McKEOWN ('53), your registration was received on the 9th of August and is included in the newest list sent today. Look forward to seeing you and Edna in September. Happy to see our class of 1954 has 21 registered. We need you all to come celebrate our 80th birthdays on September 10th at Rosy's Ice Cream Diner. I will be enjoying their monthly "sock hop" there this Saturday, August 13th!! Also, class of 1956 has 32 registered so far and they will be celebrating their 60 year class reunion with Club 40!! Please get those forms in the mail!!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Richland Club 40 is also on Facebook: ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Spudnuts I was in Richland last weekend and had a grand experience with a super Spudnut fix. an employee at the Spudnut Shop treated me extra special as I got there late in the afternoon and they were closing it was an awesome experience. Thanks Spudnut Shop employee. -Floyd MELTON ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: 70th Birthday Party for Class of '64 We have six more people signed up for our biggest and best birthday party ever. They are: Toni SHEPARD, David MALLORY, Barb MILLER, Candy LONGWORTH, Marilyn BRASFIELD, and Kathy ROE. Our party will be August 27, at the Community Center in Howard Amon Park. The party is from 5pm to 10pm. We will set up at 4pm and take down from 10pm to 11pm. Help will be appreciated. Our buffet dinner will be catered by Country Gentleman. Rocko Bondo will be back to D.J. for us. There will be a "no host" bar. The dress is casual. There will be a "no host" get together for lunch on Friday. Please let us know if you will be joining us. We will be tailgating at the Spudnut Shop parking lot on Saturday morning. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us for lunch on Friday and/or Spudnuts on Saturday morning. I will be ordering lots of Spudnuts. If you have any questions please contact Kathy HOFF Conrad at: We hope to see you August 27. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/14/16 ~ V-J DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Tony DURAN ('55) Ray STEIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David MANSFIELD ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard "VJ" SWANSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Candice SCOTT ('66) 8/14/1945 ~ PEACE! OUR BOMB CLINCHED IT! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tony DURAN ('55) Re: V-J Day - August 14, 1945 -Tony DURAN ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ray STEIN ('64) Re: Lunch with Levi As some of us enter the 4th quarter of life, there are places to see and people to visit. Someone who I always wanted to meet was Levi Fisher (Garfield '63). He was the star of Garfield's State Basketball Championship teams in '61 and '62, and 2nd place in '63. I played against Levi in HS and college, but never had spoken a word to him. Fortunately my sidekick, Jim HOUSE ('63) knew Levi from his days at UW and even drove Levi over to see a Bomber basketball game in '64, but Jim hadn't seen him in 50 years. Through a Senior basketball teammate, Jim Miller (Blanchet '63) we arranged to meet Levi for lunch in North Bend. Levi is a great guy and it was fun to talk about "back in the day". He told Jim and I that the reason Garfield didn't win a 3rd straight Championship was that Richland "wore them out" in the third game of the '63 tournament. Even though the Bombers lost to Garfield in that game, Jim and I took some satisfaction from Levi's statement. BTW Blanchet beat Garfield on the 4th day for the '63 title and our other lunch guest, Jim Miller was the high point man for the victors. Great fun! -Ray STEIN ('64) ~ Mead, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Curtis RIECK ~ Class of 1975 ~ 1957 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/15/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Donna BOWERS ('63) Leland UPSON ('63) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank COLLINS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave MOORE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry OTTERHOLT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna BOWERS Rice (Gold Medal Class of '63) Re: 4 Amigos Thanks Ray STEIN ('64) for the great picture of 4 great basketball players. Memories of that time came flooding back. My idea of good basketball was set in granite when you all were playing and I think every good team has to "run them to death" like Dawald had you do back in the day. Otherwise the game just doesn't do it for me. You all were so good technically, also... what fun to remember! Bomber basketball, back in the day, was soooo good! The other thing that sticks out in my mind was the Garfield cheerleaders and their way cool routines. They did everything to a beat and the fans just swaying and chanting in unison... something that we, from the other side of the mountains had never seen before. It was just so cool watching them at the UW gym. I remember thinking... I want to do that! But, you guys really deserved first place in my mind. Two hard fought games. So fun, seeing these guys again... great competitors... y'all look good. Thanks for the memories! -Donna BOWERS Rice (GMC '63) ~ in rainy, humid St. Louis, MO ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Leland Bond-UPSON ('63) Re: Ray STEIN's ('64) story "Lunch with Levi" A sidebar to Ray's story "Lunch with Levi? is that the assistant coach for that 1963 Blanchet team was a Mr. Andre, who taught Latin at Col-Hi the year before. Mr. Andre got into trouble for reading to the class near the end of the year (1962) a graphic description of what happened physiologically during crucifixion. It was apparently too graphic for some students, and some parents thought it an inappropriate use of class time. Maybe the school agreed, but in any event Mr. Andre didn't return the next year, and Latin was taught by the Spanish teacher, Mr. Mendoza, I think his name was. Personally, I found the description horrifying but fascinating, and still remember part of it. The last time I saw Mr. Andre he was huddling with the Blanchet players on the floor of Hec-Edmundson. -Leland Bond-UPSON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy birthday to on Barry OTTERHOLT ('71). A fellow Chief Jo, and Col-Hi alum. Hope it's a good one!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in hot, Plano, TX 16 days until dove season opens! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Pat GUNDERSON Foushe ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Don LYALL ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John BRUNTLETT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger GRESS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim AVEDOVECH ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie ROE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike CROW ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kirby BELCHER ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anne MITZLAFF ('77) 08/16/77 ~ Elvis died "Before Elvis, there was nothing." -John Lennon 1927 Flood Evangeline, LA -- SO CLOSE Aaron Neville Pictures in color in 2016 -- looks the same... ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Maren, I hope you live on a hill, your area is catching hell with all the rain. 28 inches in 3 hours, think I heard that right. Bad flooding, good luck. -Don LYALL ('52) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [I'm NOT on a hill, but all the rain is causing problems a bit north of here... closer to Baton Rouge... -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) One of them strange calendar events; a passing and a birth. Didn't happen in the same year, just the same day. Gotta say I was not a big fan of the guy who died on this date; he was ok. The other guy I knew back then; still see him once in a while at Club 40. I don't think he bleeds Green and Gold, but he was the leader of the Trombone section in the band which has got to count for something. Besides, he's a nice guy and keeps the Class's web page all neat and tidy. Enough of that... now for the tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmate John BRUNTLETT ('54). Hope he can come down from the big city of Cheney to celebrate with the rest of the class at the "Big" birthday do at Rosy's come this September. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where summer like weather is finally upon us and the road work continues to turn paved roads into gravel ones. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: 4 Amigos As I look back on my friends from Col-Hi, long time and newly acquired, I am always amazed that they never age... that is unless I happen to go back and look at a Columbian or two... now I'm not good with sports so I don't recall the month that "State" occurs, but I sure remember riding up in Charlie WARFORD's ('61) black and white '56 Chevy with Charles, Ricky ('65) and Terry WEBB ('62-RIP) and going to several games... one memory is sitting in the stands and watching the Garfield players file into a row behind us all wearing black trench coats, black suits and purple ties... [school colors are purple and white] I thought it was the Globetrotters! Our guys gave them a run for their money... Ray's ('64) picture looked to me as tho our guys still haven't aged... What a great shot... and thanks to Ray... Bomber memories are the best and speaking of Bomber memories, two of my goodest friends are celebrating today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Roger GRESS('61) and Kathie ROE ('64) on your special day, August 16, 2016!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Heather EGGEN Bowman ('97) There was a nice article in the 8/14/16 Tri-City Herald about Heather EGGEN Bowman (a '97 Valedictorian) who is a partner at the Portland law firm Bodyfelt Mount LLP. She was recognized in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Re: 50 Year Reunion The '66 in '16 class reunion is now over, and I am asking anyone who attended and took pictures to please send them to me. Dana Faith, daughter of Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66), was our photographer for the reunion and will be sending me the pictures she took Friday and Saturday. Also, Raines Video out of Portland filmed the event for us and will be selling the video to classmates. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Chuck GROFF ~ Class of 1964 ~ 1946 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Bob JOHNSON ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte CARLSON ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy BOGGS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Verna GORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erma PARDINI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan DUDLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan STALEY ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob JOHNSON ('54) To: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) and Club 40 Just to let you know, Marilyn and classmates expecting to visit at the Club 40 gathering in Richland on September 9th and 10th, I've been unable to arrange my schedule to make it this time, which I deeply regret. I always enjoy seeing everybody and hearing the latest news of family and fortune. Meanwhile, I wish all a happy time and good health. Thank you so much for making the effort to pull it all together. -Bob JOHNSON ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: coinsedie Now I ain't one to cast aspershuns er anything... and there is a saying that everything happens fer a reason but sometimes... well sometimes things seem to be planned... now if the B-day Bomber-babe and her Bo... Boe... Sweetie was just a leetle bit younger... say 15 or maybe 6 I could make a very good case for the strange set of events that takes place at this time every year... I mean everybody knows that kids who have b-days on December 24th or 26th may tend to get shorted in the presents category... but think if ya had two birthdays next to each other and spread over two people who just happen to be inna same famblie... ya might be able to really clean up... I mean who could fault one for havin' a b-day next to the other's... it's just a theory that I been workin' on for... oh maybe 10 years or so... guess I'd better think it through a little better... soooooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judy BOGGS ('64) on your special day, August 17, 2016... if another famblie birthday occurs tomorry, though... I'm getting suspishus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CARLSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen SEELEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jacki SHIPMAN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherri CROSS ('84) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HALL & Connie MADRON ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I knew it Ah ha... can't fool the ol' tooter... I just knowed these two wuz in cahoots... Yesterday's Bomber-babe and today's Bomber- dude... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gary CARLSON ('64) on your special day, August 18, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Carl UNDERWOOD ('17) Golf ~ 8/17/16 Tri-City Herald "Carl UNDERWOOD ('17) shook off a rough finish to the front nine to stay well within the cut line at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Junior Boys Amateur Championship on Tuesday at The Home Course in DuPont. After birdieing the eighth and ninth on the first day of the championship, the Richland High School senior double-bogeyed the par-5 eighth and triple-bogeyed the par-4 ninth in the second round. UNDERWOOD recovered gracefully by shooting a 34 on the back to card a 2-over 74 on the day to finish stroke play tied for sixth at 1-over. On Wednesday, the top 32 players will begin a single-elimination match play tournament." Re: Northwest Open "Drew McCULLOUGH ('14) got out to a fast start to stay near the top of the Northwest Open leaderboard Tuesday at Wine Valley Golf Club. The former Richland High School standout - now a junior at the University of Wyoming - shot 3- under 69 in the second round of the PGA's Pacific Northwest sectional tournament to move to 9-under overall and stay in a tie for second with 18 holes to go." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very warm Richland with temperatures in the high 90s - 100s ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), David DOUGLAS ('62) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lois WEYERTS ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John WARD ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marci REW ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn PETTEE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clark RICCOBUONO ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda BAROTT ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Certainly hope the "Tooter" ('65) is all right. His last two entries have been kinda short, getting to the point quickly and not rambling on about an unrelated subject. David, stay out of the sun and keep hydrated. And now, to change the subject; there is one of the younger Bomber Babes of my acquaintance having a birthday today. It would not be in my best interests to ignore this fact. Quite frankly I would fear her wrath more than that of her currant husband (whom I hope will not take her to the Tasty Freeze for a birthday dinner). A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout out is in store for Lois WEYERTS ('56) in celebration of her reaching the magic age of 18. Hey, she's had her license for two years now. She would probably even be welcome at the Girls of '54 lunch at Rosy's today. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the prospects of triple digit temps are the order of the day until Sunday. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) mentioned two alumni who had birthdays on consecutive days. Since I seldom send anything I have to grab any opportunity that comes along. I'm one of those consecutive birthdays. I came home from school on my (approximately) fifteenth birthday (December 5) and my mom, who had been expecting for a while, asked, "How would you like to have a baby sister for a birthday present?" I was overjoyed. I already had two brothers and didn't see what another would add to the family, and I really wanted a baby sister. Little girls dressed up look so much cuter than little boys. See picture of my two kids, taken back when they were still cute. Well, the event didn't happen until the next day (December 6, if you don't have a calendar handy). Also, she was not a baby sister. I had another brother. Must be genetic or something. Of the four brothers, I'm the only one who managed to have a daughter. We planned that ahead of time. Anyway, we decided to keep the new kid. At least, I can remember his birthday every year. My older brother Walker ('57) has the same birthday as my son Rodger - January 28, so theirs are easy to remember. My daughter Emiko's birthday is on Prince Kuhio's birthday, which of course everyone knows since it's a state holiday [in Hawaii]. The only birthday I have trouble with is younger brother Jim ('72), which I have finally put on my computer calendar which reminds me of events I just missed, this one August 3. I'm glad we decided to keep Marc ('77). His birthday is the easiest to remember. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: Class of '64 - 70th birthday party We have eight more people who will be joining us to celebrate our birthday at the biggest and best birthday party ever. They are: Leo BUSTAD, Jean ARMSTRONG, John CRIGLER, Don BESHARD, Pam BENEDICTSON, Robert SHIPP, Gary WEBB, and Alexandra MANOLOPOULOS. Our head count is at 59 and I'm still holding out for 70 people for 70 years! :) Our schedule for the party is: Friday: 11:30am ~ no host lunch at Anthony's in Richland Saturday morning: 9am - Tailgating party in the parking lot in front of the Spudnut Shop. Spudnuts and coffee will be provided. Saturday afternoon: 4pm ~ Set up for the party, Richland Community Center in Howard Amon Park. Happy Hour at 5pm. Dinner: 5:30pm Program: 6:30pm to 7:45pm Dancing: 8pm to 10pm Tear Down: 10pm - 11pm We hope to see you August 27th!! -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) P.S. I started this several hours ago and phone calls made me late again. Thank you, Maren, for all your editing. :) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Golf ~ 8/17/16 Tri-City Herald "Mid-Columbia roundup: AICHELE ('00) excels at Northwest Open; Hein a jolly good Feller. AICHELE ('00) shoots 63 at Northwest Open; McCULLOUGH ('14) falls to eighth place. Jason AICHELE ('00) of Meadow Springs Country Club shot a 9-under 63 to post the top round Wednesday and vault to a ninth-place finish at the Northwest Open at Wine Valley Golf Course in Walla Walla. Richland's Carl UNDERWOOD ('17) and Southridge's Samantha Hui lost in the first round of match play at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship at The Home Course in DuPont." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthdays Hope this makes it for th e 19th. Happy Birthday to one of my long time buds. He's disgusting in that he hasn't aged. Happy birthday to Clark RICCOBUONO ('71)!!!! And may there be many more. Also a Happy Birthday to classmate and West Richland Picnic organizer Linda BAROTT Rodriguez ('71). I hope your spousal unit David RODRIGUEZ ('69) takes you out to dinner. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in unseasonably cool and wet Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Mary TRIEM ('47) Karen COLE ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: All Bombers from 1962 onward What is happening? It looks to me as if you folks don't want to meet and greet your fellow classmates as well as those who have preceded you at our favorite high school RHS. Club 40 meets annually and anyone who has been "out" for 40 years is eligible to join. Our club started in 1987 and has enjoyed a 29 year run. Try us and you will see what I am speaking of. I am late in writing this, so time is short for this year's registration, but if you are local, you still have a little bit of time to pre-register. Look me up if you do come, I would love to meet you. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) I had to laugh at David DOUGLAS ('62) wanting a girl. We had four boys in a little over five years. My husband was an airline pilot so was gone a lot. My sister Barbara ('50) told me I should write a survival book about raising four boys. A typical experience was while in the Hawaiian airport, our youngest who loves noodles of any kind, wanted one more bowl of Saimin. While I was at the noodle stand he started loudly crying. (He was about five at the time.) He ran up to me sobbing, "I don't want to be Chinese!!" I told him to calm down. People were staring as he cried even louder. I firmly said "You are NOT Chinese!" He replied "Uh huh, Mike and Kirk said I was Chinese 'cuz every fourth person born is Chinese and I was born last, do I have to be Chinese?" I guess I should write a book starting with grocery shopping with two in the basket and two hanging on my pant legs (And lots of unwanted items in the basket,) to four teenagers. This has nothing to do with Richland memories, but I thought it might start your day with a chuckle. There are some days when that's needed, that's why I enjoy David RIVERS ('65) so much. To: Judie COLE Crain ('63) and Frank Crain (NAB) Happy 50th wedding anniversary to two of our favorite people. It doesn't seem like that long ago that we hand picked Frank for you Judie. Then he put your engagement ring in a bowl of clam chowder (Which you hate,) and then proceeded to kiss the wrong twin right before the wedding. We were starting to get concerned at this point. To be fair, Frank had just come in from a long flight, and you twins were still asleep. He went in the gloomy bedroom and kissed Jackie. We all have so enjoyed you Frank over the years. You are such a kind, generous, fun person. (I'm especially fond of you since you named one of your daughters after me.) We are so looking forward to you two visiting the Cole families and spouses in a few weeks. Have a wonderful day, we'll be thinking of you. -The Cole families and spouses -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ hot Nine Mile Falls, WA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/21/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ************************************************************* ************************************************************* BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: LaVerne OSTERMAN ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loretta OSTBOE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jean MATTSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darrell DEAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CHOATE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JACKSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BARR ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerie EHINGER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Margaret SURPLUS ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) You are so right, Mary!! It appears that the "younger" classes (in the '70s) haven't joined in Club 40 as we would like!! I know some of us from the '40s and '50s are getting up in age where they don't want to travel as much and join our celebration. Or are not able to travel as much. I hear from some in the '60s who are turning 70+ not in good health. Sorry to hear!!! My class has a good turn out, but some are falling by the wayside because of ill health. We look forward to having our 80 year old birthday party on September 10th and it looks like a good showing. At least about 50!!! Hopefully more "locals" will join us. We have put out a 2 page "About Us" on the Club 40 Facebook for those who have Internet and have questions about Club 40, it is growing in interest. Not everyone is on Facebook, tho. Anything anyone can do to promote Club 40, it is certainly welcomed!!! Next year we will be celebrating 30 years and would be great if we had more participation!!!!! Look forward to seeing you in September, Mary. A new list of attendees will be published this coming week. Friday night we will have buffet of "Pasta Bar" with Fettuccini with chicken or Spaghetti with meat sauce; garlic bread, salad with assorted dressings and dessert bars. Also, fruit platters. Saturday night we will have our "sit down" dinner with choice of Cheddar Chive Chicken, Char-Grilled Salmon Filet or Sage Rubbed Pork Loin: starter salad, potato, fresh seasoned vegetable, rolls and butter and assorted desserts. Both nights coffee, tea and lemonade are served. Friday, August 26th is the deadline to have your registration postmarked... so everyone interested, please get them in the mail!!!! - Club 40 President, Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is still hot in the 90s!! Waiting to see the closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics this Sunday!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* 08/22/16 Alumni Sandstorm
Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/22/16
2 Bombers sent stuff: 
David RIVERS ('65)
Lee BUSH ('68)

  08/21 LaVerne OSTERMAN ('51) Vernie used to babysit me!!!

BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie MOORE ('69) 
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nicole BJORN ('90) 
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: What a faaaaaaaaaaantastic Bomb-babe

Ok ok.. I know it seems as tho I have a "thing" for Bomber-
babes... one might even say I'm addicted... but I say Bomber-
babes Rule so why not! Now I will confess I did not meet 
this babe until my 25 year Reunion... but man was it worth
it... there are few if any times I hit Richland that I do 
not spend time with her... ya see it's like this... me n her
sweetie ('65-'67) go back to when he first moved to Richland
from Ideho I think... a pretend farm boy... at least he
pretended enough to get a Farmer's drivers license... he was
15 and so wuz I but I figgered he was in his early 20s...
Sgt Rock chin, great black DA with a Buddy Holly curl and a 
5 o-clock shadow that would make Richard Nixon look like a
third grader... he did, does and always will know more about
cars than I ever will... and then my experience consisted of
sitting in the swings with my buds over at the park across
from my house pretending to be driving very cool cars to
Yakima or some other far away place... I hadda '46/'47 Ford 
4 door with a froze engine and he had a '46 Chevy with no
reverse... now I was no dummy...  I knew if I wanted to
change directions I could just turn around... what could he
do? Well in a couple a days he was cruzin' in the Ford. 'Nuff
said... so ever since, he and I have been bestest buds... and
when your bestest bud marries a great Bomber-babe, she also
becomes yer bestest bud... along with the entire famblie...
there's not much inna world we haven't done together and it
would take a lot more space than I got here to tell alla
stories... From first in line at Disneyland to fighting our
way outa the big Surplus store on Holywood Blvd... well OK
she wasn't involved in that particular incident... to say she
is a trooper is an understatement... she's just the best and
I love her to pieces... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kathie MOORE ('69)!!!
-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From:  Lee BUSH ('68)

Greetings Maren,

I thought some of the Alumni Sandstorm readers may be
interested in this article. Basically, GESA Credit Union now
offers GESA Visa Debit Cards that help to raise money for
local high school sports. This article advises that both
Hanford High School & Richland High School themed debit cards
are available for issuance and are free to members. Since 
I'm already a member of GESA & have an active debit card, I
called and had the new Richland High School debit card issued
to me. GESA stated I should receive the new card in the next
7 to 10 days.

As a side note, how many readers remember or know what the
initials GESA and HAPO stand for? HAPO is another local
credit union. Both credit unions started in Richland for
employees of Hanford contractors.


-Lee BUSH ('68)
That's it for today. Please send more.
******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/23/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent today:: Dennis HAMMER ('64), Robert SHIPP ('64) Len REDISKE ('66), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SPEARS ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene HORNE ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donni CLARK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck MONASMITH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda CHAPPELL ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: What do GESA and HAPO stand for? Gee I used to know that one, had account at each. GESA was for exempt employees and HAPO was for non-exempt employees. I think the way it worked was non-exempt employees got paid either weekly or bi-weekly and exempt employees got paid monthly so they at the end of the month when their money ran low they could borrow from the non-exempt employees. GESA stands for General Electric S........ A........ and I think HAPO was one of the Marx brothers, you know, the one that didn't have to remember any lines to play his part.. Actually the H is for Hanford. Guess that at my age should be thankful to remember that much because as a kid I used to ride a bicycle without a helmet, play with Mercury, and drink from the hose. If I'm doing yard work I still drink out of the hose. My mother-in-law passed last December just weeks short of her 101st birthday making me the oldest of wife's side extended family, but at any big family get together I end up sitting at the little kids table--wonder if they are trying to tell me something. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Robert SHIPP ('64) Re: GESA & HAPO I expect I am not the only one who remembers that GESA stood for "General Electric Supervisors Association" and was originally open only to exempt (salaried) Hanford employees and their families; and HAPO stood for "Hanford Atomic Products Operation" and was for non-exempt (hourly) employees. I first joined GESA through my dad when I was about 12, and their offices were a hole-in-the-wall in the alley around the corner from JC Penney's in the Uptown. Now Gesa (note that they no longer put their name in all caps) has offices all over eastern Washington. How things change! -Robert SHIPP ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Len REDISKE ('66) Re: 50 year reunion for class of '66 It was more than great to see and talk with as many of you as we could. My last reunion was the 30 year, which was quite a small one, but very fun. When I saw how many of you were able to come, I was just floored. Ed, it was great to see you after 50 years, and to meet your lovely wife. Donna and John, always a pleasure to see the two of you. Gary, thanks for being just who you are, a great guy. Dru, I am really glad that we could meet up after all these years. You were a knockout. And Jan, what can I say? You have been a friend since grade school, and will be in our thoughts daily. Thanks again everyone for being the best group of people around. -Len REDISKE ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) To: Lee BUSH ('68) I believe GESA stood for "General Electric Supervisors Association" And HAPO ... not sure - "Hamtc And Patrol Organization"???? -Dwight CAREY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/24/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Nola DAVEY ('56), Lee BUSH ('68) Brad WEAR ('71), Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty STRODE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helen WORKMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan MONTGOMERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancie MILLIUS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki CASE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don WADE ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Blanche NEWBY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BLOWE ('12) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John COLE & Vicki MOSLEY ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) I believe GESA stood for General Electric Supervisors Association and HAPO was Hanford Atomic Products Operation. -Nola DAVEY Meichle ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: GESA & HAPO acronyms Thanks to those who responded. Robert SHIPP ('64) answered correctly. GESA stands for General Electric Supervisor's Association, per GESA's website at and, HAPO stands for Hanford Atomic Products Operations, per HAPO's website at -Lee BUSH ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Girl Happy birthday to the ever lovely Blanche NEWBY ('71). Hope you have a good one!!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Vicki OWENS ('72) Re: Credit Unions To: Lee BUSH ('68) You may be one of the few reading this who remembers a third credit union serving Hanford staff for decades, Hanford Federal Credit Union. It's membership was federal government employees. In my earliest memories it was housed in the 703 Building, then later moved to the Federal Building. For years it was a one-woman operation, with Dottie Owens as chief cook and bottle washer. Well, I'm sure that wasn't her title, but she did it all. Until I was in high school, HFCU's hours still coincided with the hours of my nursery school. I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it? Later, as you know, Dottie (my mom) was joined at HFCU by Alene Bush (your mom) and the staff doubled overnight! But I get ahead of myself. One of my early memories, in the mid-sixties, was going to the HFCU office outside of working hours at the end of the quarter and using paper and pencil to compute interest. I must have been a pre-teen, maybe 9 or 10, but pretty good at math, so would compute the interest independently of Mom and then we would compare our results. If we matched, and amazingly we did match over 90% of the time in those pre-calculator days, she'd note it in the pass book. If it didn't, we'd both try again until we got consensus. Hmmm, I can't remember whether I ever got paid? Oh well, I got fed and that was good enough for me. When your mom came on board, I retired. I used to smile whenever your mom would post in my pass book, as she initialed ABush and I thought that was really cool! Somewhere in the mid-seventies HFCU merged with GESA and Mom was offered a job but declined and took early retirement. I'm still a member of Gesa, though HFCU will always hold my heart! -Vicki OWENS ('72) ~ Khartoum, Sudan ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharen MANOLOPOULOS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg STONE ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lee BUSH ('68) Re: HFCU [Hanford Federal Credit Union} To: Vicki OWENS ('72) Yes, I do remember that credit union and the two dynamic duo employees who were in charge of daily operations. My Mom, Aleene Bush, always spoke about how she enjoyed having the job and getting to work with a close friend, your Mom, Dottie, and fellow square dancer at the same time. Thanks for bringing back that memory! -Lee BUSH ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene KELLER ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TWEDT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon HOPKINS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon SASSER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joyce SOEHNLEIN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Merle HUESTIES ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gauin MOORE ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Don WATSON ('64) & Nora Szulinski ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: Lunch TODAY - the 26th We are getting together for lunch at Anthony's at 11:30 for those who are able to join us. We will be on the patio. We hope you can join us birthday people. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: times change as do Bombers Funny... I would not have predicted the stellar career which has accompanied our Bomber b-day dude to his present time... now I ain't sayin' he wasn't always a good artist... but to climb the heights he has in his chosen path... as with musicians there are many with great talents which fail to be recognized... not so with this Bomber... Probably a good half of my friends are artists and many are fine musicians... all waiting for the big break... now "waiting" is not a good word as "faith without works" and all that... but even with great foot work, things often do not click... I have many artist friends who are famous in the striping world but few have gone beyond... Kenny Michroney is known for many, many animated movies such as Lion King, Cars and on and on... Jeffy Derandis has "Dora the Explorer" (and co-credits with Kenny on some of Kenny's movies)... Big Daddy Ed Roth captured many of our imaginations with his Fat Fink and monster cartoons... Robert Williams is known as the God- father of low brow art... .but I think that pretty much sums up my artist buds who have really hit the big time... our guy perhaps leans more to the higher "cultural" art, but then what is culture... all in the eyes of the beholder... if you have never checked out this guy's web site... you should do so... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Richard TWEDT ('64) on your special day, August 26, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 in '16 Reunion Pictures I have uploaded all reunion pictures sent to me by classmates at this link Dana Faith (daughter of Jim SCHILDKNECHT '66) was our reunion photographer. She will be providing me with a thumb drive or CD with over 200 pictures. Hopefully I will be able to help her with the names and then upload the pictures to our class website and class Facebook page. Enjoy ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Dennis HAMMER ('64) Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judi PEARSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeffrey HENJUM ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie DEAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark SAUCIER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlee CORBETT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) & Leslie SWANSON ('59) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) What a relief, the Junior Gyrene ('65) has finally explained his impression of art and music. Wow! Totally beside the point; and that point being the birthday of a Bomber Babe. I have said before that we were both in the same class but different social circles in school. This has not interfered in later life to saying "Hello" to each other at class reunions and Club 40 Annual Meetings. Therefore; a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Judi PEARSON ('54) on the occasion of her 22nd. I think we will see each other at the "Big" birthday party next month. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where, since the State Fair has opened, we can hope for rain. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Bomber dad Loris Brinkman turns 105 Mr. Loris Brinkman, father of Sandy ('58), George ('60), and Kippy ('62) celebrated his 105th birthday Friday. Click here for video link at KNDU channel 25. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: The birthday party for Class of '64 The day is finally here. Today, August 27, our class of '64 will be celebrating our collective 70th birthday. We hope you can join us at 5pm at the Community Center in Richland. We will be tailgating in the parking lot of the Spudnut Shop at 9am. -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HENDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronnie COWGILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc LEACH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary BEHYMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn DODSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim FELDER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave FLAHERTY ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Collections I can only expect that the b-day Bomber does not have an annual from Pearblossom, CA. HS... but then... what do I know... heading out To Moldy Marvin show there... My Sarah hadda miss cuz she is doing her Dave Mathews "thing" so a HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to the greatest Bomber collector the world has ever known, Gary BEHYMER ('64) on your special day, August 28, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Happy Birthday to Mark SAUCIER ('70) {on 8/27], one of many 1970 greats! Will always remember those days out on the river with The Sauciers, skiing, tubing with Mark and sisters. And like ALL Bomber families, GREAT Bomber parents! Have a good day and many more. -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Bill SCOTT ('64) Jo MILES ('64) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CROSE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie WEBB ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David GILBERT ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anita FRAVALA ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brenda BELCHER ('76) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kristi STREGE ('00) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie GERKEN ('01) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill BAILEY ('64) & Jackie COLE ('63) 08/29/05 Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans area map... see what, when and why different "east bank" (of the Mississippi River) areas were flooded... My place is on the "west bank" -- just south of the "T" in Terrytown on the map... In case anybody is interested: Katrina Almost Daily updates: ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: 70th birthday party My wife, Cherrie TEMPERO Scott, and I just returned from the fabulous Class of '64 70th birthday party. I am pleased to say it was more than I expected. What a great weekend! Major kudos to those hard working class members who took the time to put this together: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM, Kathy HOFF, Mary MASSEY, Jo ROSE, Gail FRANZ, Carol CONVERSE, Sharon SASSER, and Candy LONGWORTH. Major apologies if I have missed anyone. I'm continually amazed how hard these people work to bring all of us together. The obvious desire to see us all again runs deep. Major Kudos also to Jeff BOSTON, who once again pulled off a superb hosting job with a low-key but dignified and sincere performance. Jeff, you're the best. And your (?) idea to have us all shake hands and hug with everyone else present in a greeting line was pure genius, and for me deepened the impact of the weekend and made those Bomber bonds between us all stronger. Can't wait for summer 2019. May all of us be there. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jo MILES ('64) Re: '64's 70th Birthday Party A big shout out goes to the class of '64 for a truly outstanding 70th birthday party held for classmates in Richland on Saturday, August 27th. There was lots of laughter and free hugs for those in attendance. It was satisfying and enjoyable seeing everyone together celebrating "inside the bubble" of our storybook home town. -Jo MILES ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Miner's in Yakima I was talking with a new clerk at Walgreen's today. He and his wife moved here from California late last year. I guess they had an opportunity to go to Yakima on Saturday. He said they really enjoyed the museum. Someone had told them they had to go to Miner's to eat and I guess they weren't disappointed. Re: Carpal Tunnel Surgery I'm looking at having carpal tunnel surgery on my other hand in a couple of weeks. It worked wonders with my right one in December so pray for the same results. The surgeon is young enough to be my son... no I'm not flirting... as my friend implied... as he's married with kids. Surgery falls 3 days after Club 40 (Friday night) that I'm signed up to go to once again. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from hot Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/30/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Mike CLOWES ('54) Marie RUPPERT ('63), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy HOFF ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty O'NEIL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa BARBER ('78) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: anniversaries Happy anniversary to Jackie '(63) and Bill ('64) on 8/29. Congratulated you personally as we did John ('66) and Vicki ('66) on 8/24. Sounds like you celebrate at our favorite places, Home Depot or Harbor Freight. HA! Adding up all the years the siblings have been married comes to an astounding 324 years. Looking forward to a sibling reunion next month. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It would seem that the class of '64 celebrated a milestone year (for the guys at least). I seriously doubt that this Bomber Babe is of that age. I'd knock 30 - 40 years off and think it would be closer to her age. It is certain that the "Tooter" ('65) will weigh in with some comment on two on this person. Why not; he certainly had/has a "crush" on her from sometime back. As for me, I've only known her since her class became eligible for Club 40. Guess you can't win them all. Without further ado, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout is in store for Kathy HOFF ('64) on the occasion of her 17th. Have a good day today. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the chances of rain very from forecast to forecast. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) We just returned yesterday from a trip to Jamestown, ND to help deliver our grandson, Cameron, to the University of Jamestown (go Jimmies!). Cameron drove his truck loaded with all of the stuff he needs for his first year of college. We rode with Allen and Christy in their truck and we all took turns riding with Cameron. We took a detour to visit the Cody Museum in Cody, WY and also visited the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Both were well worth the detour and Cameron (a history major) was really impressed. We chose to not drive into Yellowstone because the smoke from the fires was so thick that we couldn't see very far. We arrived in Jamestown Wednesday (9/24) night. Thursday (9/25) Lance, Allen, and Cameron played golf at the county club course that Cameron's baseball coach had recommended. Christy and I checked out the town. Jamestown reminds me of Ellensburg - a small, friendly college town, but it has several large chain stores. Cameron had baseball practice that afternoon so we met the coaching staff and then went to visit the World's Largest Buffalo at a cute little old time village in the town. The real bison were way on the other side of the park and hard to see. That night Cameron went to a nearby town to watch the football game. The Jimmies lost, but he had a good time. Friday (9/26) was move-in day and we joined all the students in that mad event. We ate in the dining hall and met several students that Cameron knew, then attended the orientation program with Cameron. He was scheduled for the rest of the night so we headed back to the hotel for some much needed rest. Cameron spent his first night in his dorm. He rooms with another baseball player. On Saturday (9/27) Cameron came to the hotel for his last breakfast with us for quite some time. He had stuff going on all day, so we said goodbye amid laughter and a few tears then he headed back to the college and we started our journey back home. We made it to Butte, MT that night and got up the next morning and made it back here Sunday (9/28) in mid- afternoon. It's hard to believe how fast the past nineteen years have flown. Cameron will celebrate his first birthday without any family on 9/4. I think it will be harder for me and Christy than it will be for him. (If you ever visit North Dakota don't forget the mosquito repellant - the critters are vicious!) -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in hot Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: not just unuther perdy face, that's our Bomber-babe today... she is a doer... not just a sit on your rear and think about it kinda babe... went to a car show this past weekend in Pearblossom, CA... nope didn't make it up... it's there... my ol Finkster pal Moldy Marvin held a rock-a-billy show instead of the rat fink show this year... now just cuz he lives in a little town called Little Rock does not mean he ain't still are part a Kalufornya... which means you wanna spit... you gotta fill out bunches a very portant papers... I always follow his journey on permitting, which starts months before the given event... even tho his parta CA is more like Hippy/redneck land he is still bound by all rules and regulations of the greater state... this year he gave up on the big event and just opted for an "invitation only" for which many of us received official invites thru the mail and everything... korse anyone else who showed up was invited by an official invitee... seemed to work pretty well... the fuzz came by twice but never went any further... I enjoyed strolling through a kinda trading post which had all kinds a news paper clippings on a bulletin board on the good works Moldy does... we had potato sack races and egg tosses for the kids and some very good music for the older bunch... when the sun started to go down we said the pledge of allegiance... when asked the kids said they don't say it in school any more... a guy asked me if I came alla way from Vegas just for the little show... I said "yeah... Jeff's a friend of mine... I support my friends"... so that leads into the celebration of the b-day of a very, very special Bomber-babe... oh sure in school I just thought she was a knock out... but I have come to know there is so very much more to this wonderful person I am privileged to call friend... not that Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ain't knowed her since kinnygarden and all... but I am proud to know her and love her so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Divine Kathy HOFF ('64) on your special day, August 30, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 08/31/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Betty BELL ('51), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill LATTIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken WEBB ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna KIRZ ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane QUALHEIM ('71) 08/31/02 RIP - Shelley McCOY ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: Class of 1951 ~ 65 Year Reunion Some of us who graduated in 1951 have been working on a 65 Year reunion - not a big one, but one that seems to fit our ages and life styles! I have rented a room at the Richland Community Center on Saturday, September 10th from 1pm to 4pm for a meet-and-greet get-together. All '51ers, spouses, significant others, etc. are invited - to just drop in, or come and spend the afternoon. The cost of the room and the refreshments that will be served will be split among the graduates, and should cost everyone less that $20, hopefully. Many of the phone numbers and addresses are no longer in service, but here is a list of those Nancy GRIFFIN Cutshall, Annette BRADLEY Forsythe and I have contacted those who have indicated they can probably attend: Murvelle BAKER Moreman, Ralph MYRICK, Don MYERS, Nadine ROBERTS Hackney, Bob HARMAN, Buzz JOCHEN, Dick LOCK WOOD, Bill McCUE, Shirley DRURY Crume, Stan BJORKLUND (coming from Colorado) and any others here locally that we can find soon. Maren, could you let LaVerne OSTERMAN know? I can't find my info on her - and there may be others who want to attend - and all are welcome. I would appreciate anyone not listed here, but that would like to attend, to contact me so that we have enough chairs, tables and food for everyone. Hope to see many of you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland ************************************************************** ************************************************************** >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, September 3 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: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Skeeters in North Dakota To: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I have been to 3 pyro conventions at the Fargo Fair grounds over the years. The first was in '93. All held in August after some spring flooding in the Red River. ?The mosquitoes were unbelievable. "Skin So Soft"? Nada. Dryer non-wrinkle tissues? Nada. Combinations of several spray cans? Nada. Nothing but pure Deet would hold them off. You had to be careful as it would eat the plastic in your watch crystal. Some pyros broke out really bad from too much DEET. To prove our point to Fair grounds manager we walked out in to the grass with a bare arm out. 15 seconds 10 landing on the arm and getting position to stick the probe in. So they got serious with the spraying and... We have had several more conventions there as they like us and put up with the week-long, house-shaking, window-rattling noise for a week. After we leave the merchants start counting the several hundred thou $ the attendees leave behind and then they invite us back. I am at Anchorage House as Jackie and I had 2 large displays to present. First, her display last Saturday for City of Houston Founders Day. Largest crowd ever and most said it was best ever. Immediately we started reconfiguring the gun trailers for my display Saturday night the 3rd at the Alaska State Fair. The guns (mortars) are ready to load so we are a day ahead of schedule. Despite the new manager cutting all entertainment budgets, they will see a great display. Totally choreographed, multi-level, multi-dimensional precisely fired usng the most advanced remote firing system on the market. I fly south Sunday night, re-pack my suitcase and get back to SeaTac at 6qm to fly to Detroit, MI. Then drive to Grand Rapids, MI for the National Fireworks Assoc. annual convention. I will also meet with several new clients for my semi retirement occupation. Pyro Consultants, LLC. I am putting my over 50 years experience to work. Training in all phases of pyrotechnics, Forensic investigation and re-creation of pyro incidents and accidents, and evidence preparation for litigation. While I am in Grand Rapids I will visit one of my 3 remaining cousins on the Mattingly side. Elaine is 15 years older than me. She moved into a partial care center a few months ago and is anxious to see me again. Jackie and I visited her and her still alive husband, 4 years ago. She gave us numerous pictures. One worth mentioning. For years I have had a vision in my mind of crouching on a cracked sidewalk and feeding nuts a squirrel at about 3 years old. Virtually all of my relatives said I was dreaming or something. Neener neener... Last time I was there my cousin Elaine gave me a picture of me feeding a squirrel on a cracked sidewalk in front of her childhood home. The date on the picture puts me at 2 1/2 years old. I was sorry to miss Club 40 again, but maybe we will get more favorable dates next year. I wish all Club 40 attendees to have a great time. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Pyro Consultants LLC ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [How about scanning that picture, Larry!! -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) Re: Best birthday party ever Well our 70th birthday party is over and we had a great time. There was so much laughter, love, and hugs in that room. Actually, we had three events. Our lunch get together was a three hour event and we all really enjoyed it. On Saturday morning the Spudnut Shop tailgate party was a big hit too. But, of course, the party was the cherry on top. The meet and greet line was a way for us to touch base with everyone. It started with a handshake and a happy birthday, but it soon turned in to hugs and visits. For those who stayed we danced to Rocko Bondo and tunes from the '60s. I have a story I'd like to share before I close out my entries to Sandstorm about the party. I gave a two minute talk about growing up and the changes we have seen in ourselves and in our world. Afterward, in the meet and greet line, our bartender came up and told me how much he enjoyed the talk. He said, "You guys are awesome! You guys pushed the boundaries, you demanded change. (He was referring to the woman's movement and civil rights.) The personal changes you experienced are the same ones my generation encountered growing up. I respect you guys so much. You changed the world." As he was leaving he turned, did a fist pump and said, "You guys rock!" We rock, Bombers!! Mark your calendars for 2019 and our 55 Year Reunion. -Bombers of '64 -Phyllis CUNNINGHAM Coates ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Gee, we're gonna miss you Well, from what I've heard and seen on face book... the '64 70th was a huge hit... how can so many of us be 70 years old this year!!! Musta been a hot time inna old town during 1945 is all I can say! Today I remember a great bud of mine and all of Bomberdom; "Wittiest" is an understatement to say the least. Not sure he actually gotta walk up onna stage... as I recall, Tony HARRAH ('65) mussed around grageashun time that his Mom might not have been too impressed with being wittiest, but it don't make no nevamind now anyway... I just remember that huge smile and the hand that was always out... not to take but to give... last time I saw him was summer of 2000 as shown in the photo I'll send. My favorite picture of him is his soph year wearing the car coat we all hadda have in that day at Hi_Spot... looked for it and will find it as soon as I push send on this post... I was so fond of him I named a 1934 Ford Truck in his honor... member him working at the Park Pumps where I would fill up with gas on my way outa town headed to some drive in for a double feature... He was totally one of a kind and when I got the news about that fateful trip to Mt. Rainier, I was totally blown away... I missed the funeral for some un-recalled reason but the Divine Ms. Hoff filled me in at some point in time... Now it's been 14 years and I still can't believe he's not just a phone call away... but I still wear his t-shirts often... Rest in Peace, Shelley McCOY ('63 RIP)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: James MATTIS ('68) and Rex DAVIS ('49) ~ 8/29/16 Herald "Famed Marine general reunites with former Tri-City P.E. teacher" "Of the many fans who met with legendary 'warrior monk' Gen. James Mattis during his visit to Washington State University recently, perhaps few stood out as much as Rex DAVIS of Pullman." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: HAPO It is an acronym for Hanford Atomic Products Operation. -Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` July, 2016 ~ September, 2016