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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia KEENEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura CALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy RICE ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly LYNCH ('78) ~ '65 Drill Team Mascot BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric LUKINS ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Re: Club 40 Registration list - 2016 For the life of me, I cannot find this on any link, so can you guide me? Just curious to see how many older Bombers can still make it out in the evening to meet and greet friends. Thanks, -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Find the list of 20176 attendees here: updated 8/22 -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: second place I have never enjoyed being in second place (In HS I didn't think about such things... I just had fun)... with that in mind, on the way to Pearlblossom this weekend I was listening to '60s on 6 instead of '50s on 5... they did the "top 40" songs from '55-'74 to never get above the number 2 spot on the major charts... most would surprise you as they did the DJ... most you would just know had reached number 1 (some I was personally surprised had got into the top 100... but I am very picky)... today I had several things to accomplish at DMV. Now Jimmie ADAIR ('65-'67), Ronnie SLEDGE ('65), Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH and others can confirm that there are very few DMVs filled with as many lazy, know-it-all folks as are found in Las Vegas... so I drove a few miles to the town of Mesquite... I had also just sold a beautiful 1932 Ford Roadster to one of the Donut boyz which Las Vegas DMV demanded to inspect before licensing so I took him with me... we took our little hand made number cards and were immediately seated... he was finished in 15 minutes and I accomplished 4 transactions, including getting my "real" driver's license in less that 45 minutes... now I have at least one person, I can say I had more fun than today (never figured a day at DMV could be more fun than anything)... Terry DAVIS ('65) has not been feeling well for a few days... Gaynor DAWSON ('65) and Crag DAVIS ('65) were worried about him and found him to be on the floor at his house... Craig's wife (after several attempts by Craig and Gaynor to help him) insisted he go to the hospital, where he is now with knee monya... while I'm pretty sure he'll be OK... I am never against a little prayer here and there... but I do NOT mean to alarm you. Now how many people do you know who would run to the store, buy gatorade, crawl thru a window twice just to help a friend as Gaynor did!!!!! Actually, since this is Bomberdom... well ALL know such kids... but thanks Gaynor! Well it's time to celebrate a Bomber-babe from a famblie I feel very close to and a part of... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patty KEENEY ('63) on your special day, September 1, 2016!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 Lunch Notice! The "Ladies of '65" are getting together next Friday (September 9th) at Richland's newest restaurant: Dupus Boomers, at the corner of GWWay and Swift Blvd. Dupus Boomers doesn't take reservations, so when I spoke to one of managers last week I told him 10-15 ladies will be meeting there for Lunch next Friday. WHEN: Friday September 9th, 2016 TIME: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM WHERE: Dupus Boomers Restaurant, 502 Swift Blvd, Richland Ladies: if you'd like to join us for a unique dining experience, mark this date on your calendar and contact me by Wednesday (September 7th) and I'll add your name to the head count! If you have any questions, let me know! Dupus Boomer was a quirky/bumbling cartoon character created and drawn by Dick Donnell, who came to Hanford in 1943 as an employment supervisor for DuPont. He retired from DuPont in 1977. His Dupus Boomer cartoons appeared in the Richland Villager newspaper from 1945--1948. [My Mom, Carol Doriss, became friends with Dick when she worked at DuPont from 1945 to 1946.] -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: meeting a Bomber Jean ARMSTRONG Reynolds ('64) invited me to lunch on Tuesday and we met at the new Dupus Boomer place, GWWay & Swift in Richland. There were 2 others there and one is a Bomber and the other was raised in North Dakota and a friend of Jean's. The Bomber graduated in '64, Ruth QUINN ('64) and asked me what class I was in. When I told her it seems her brother Richard QUINN ('69) graduated with me as did her neighbor, Tom ALBERT ('69). It's always nice meeting fellow Bombers in circumstances one doesn't expect. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from cooler Richland (for now anyway) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Jim McKEOWN ('53) Mike CLOWES ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis CHAPMAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LESTER ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan FOLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gordon MUMFORD ('72) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Chuck Jerman & Judy Siemens (?66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) I'll be heading back to Richland on the Red-eye Sunday night. It's been a great 3+ months. I could easily stay another 2 months to help my daughter with more stuff, but "home" calls. A neighbor suggested that I could come back in October after my trip with Rambling Rovers to Branson, MO. Maybe, but... uh... probably not. Maybe, though. Looking forward to seeing some friends who will in town for Club 40. I'm not going to the shindig, but they may go to Sterlings on Friday for our regular get together. Oh, and there's Pinochle, too. One of the gals in the daytime game has started Dialysis, so our time, which used to be from 1 to 3 pm, is changed to 9 to 11. Ha... I'm not used to playing cards in the morning! The game is important, but it's the people that matter most. Instead of cutting my lunch short to get there by 1, I'll be able to stay for the whole time to visit with so many of my old Bomber friends. And I'll order a regular lunch instead of just a cup of soup. Not great on the budget, but I can pinch pennies somewhere else. Hoping everyone enjoys their Labor Day weekend and that all stay safe. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in gorgeously beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. We've broken a few records for sunny days and reasonable temperatures. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: update Probably time for a final final on the list of attendees for Club 40... a couple that I know who paid are not in... certainly by Monday... I think that the classes of the '50s have an excellent amount attending.. -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from sunny Sacramento where the temp has been super... 10 below normal for the past couple of weeks... ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Looks like the Junior Gyrene ('65) in almost back to "normal". Be that as it may, today we celebrate the birthday of a fellow inmate of Mr. Wheeler's Home Room for at least two years. There was a change in the order of business in my senior year in which 1st period became the home room regardless. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout is in store for Dennis CHAPMAN ('54). Perhaps we will see each other and the "Big" birthday party later this month. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we did have rain during State Fair week, and may have some more later on. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Me with Squirrel See story in the 8/31/16 Sandstorm. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I always love reading the Sandstorm; don't know what happened to my long entry I sent yesterday, but as the picture arrived, let me introduce Jaime, our exchange student living with us for the school year. he is a junior and a soccer player (so I'm playing soccer mom again after 25 years or so. our small school of about 200 loves exchange students, so he is one of ten at our school. he is from Madrid, Spain, and in the photo he is showing a Spanish omelet he made to take to an exchange student get together. He is a nice young man... it is an adjustment for us two old grandparents to have someone so young living with us. I'm sure he sees us as old, because when I was an exchange student at 18 for a year in Holland, I saw my Dutch parents as old, and they were in their 60s. Warren and I are 10 years older, we could even be older than his Spanish grandparents, but we are trying. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ from Hope, IN where the tornados fortunately didn't touch down, but we've had tons of rain, so our lawns look like we are in Ireland, instead of the Midwest!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) First, a belated but heartfelt Happy Birthday [on 8/30] to Kathy HOFF, one of my all-time favorite ladies of the Class of '64. She is indeed the "class" of '64. Hope it was memorable, Kathy. Second, the 70th birthday bash brought to the top of my murky mind an old encounter that was amusing. Wish I'd shared it with our class at the 70th, but here it is now: I spent my freshman year in college ('64-'65) at the U. of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Naturally, I had a roommate in the dorm. One weekend, thinking we had nothing better to do, we decided to take a bus ride to Seattle and poke around. So we did. We were the only two people in that big bus. We sat in the rear seat and pretended we had a very large limo for the day. Well, we got to Seattle and proceeded to wander around the streets. Walking down one sidewalk, my roommate, who had an eye for the ladies, poked me in the ribs and whispered, "Bill, check out these girls coming toward us." I looked ahead and saw that there were indeed two attractive young ladies headed our direction. Then I looked closer, and my eyes got big. It was Dawn BERN and Jamie WORLEY! When they got close, they recognized me, and there was an eruption of happy smiles and effusive greetings all around. We went our separate ways minutes later. My roommate was speechless. But I could tell underneath that grumpy silence there was a strong current of jealousy. Not only did we run into two attractive ladies, but I knew them well! Just too much for him to bear. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/03/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bonnie KELLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike PETERSON ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62) Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard JOHNSON ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray KELLY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandee MILLIUS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelley HANKINS ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Since there were no entries yesterday, I thought this might be a good time to ask this question. Does anyone have pictures of the two Quonset huts that were used at Carmichael in '56-'57 (I think those were the years I was in 7th grade?) A story I'm writing features Quonset hut style buildings, and I'd love to show pictures of them to my writing critique group. I remember we spent about as much time in the cafeteria as we did in the huts across Lee from the main building. They were freezing in winter and hot as hell much of the fall and spring. I don't know who was responsible, but occasionally someone stuffed paper in the key hole so they couldn't be unlocked. The custodian eventually opened them, but I don't know how. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: Tri-City Herald Sports This morn, I was interested in how the football team did, lo and behold there was one picture in the Herald's Sports section and NO results... they said if you wanted to know scores go to the online Herald site click Sports and again lo and behold some sports scores... but they had a write up where they would write about a game where someone had scored and then go to another game with some other score. All the way back to the beginning of the Richland Skyline game where Skyline scored first and they were reporting on games from 1A on up, but all the real info will be in the Sunday Herald, what a lousy way to run a paper... getting close to canceling mine. -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/05/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Helen CROSS ('62), Duane LEE ('63) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolyn HALSTEAD ('61wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie HUTCHINS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: James SONDERLAND ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Class of 1954 celebrating our 80th birthdays Classmates... in case I didn't reach all of you with the e-mail I sent last week, I am posting a notice in the Sandstorm to let you know our plans. Rosy's is closed!! They do not know when or if they will open again, so we have made other plans for our birthday party on Saturday, September 10th. We will meet in the restaurant at the Richland Red Lion at NOON!!! We are very sad to see this wonderful restaurant, Rosy's, suffering problems that have led them to this point. We can only hope they can recover and serve the public again soon!!! The restaurant at the Red Lion has closed to the public, serving lunch, so they will allow us to use it and we will be able to buy our lunch with a limited "'50s" hamburger or hot dog and fries for a flat fee of $10. Drinks will be extra!! We will have a beautiful birthday cake and hopefully be able to get a lot of pictures around the cake!!! I would appreciate hearing from those of you who have not notified me whether or not you will be there, so the chef knows how much to plan for. Since they are not normally open for lunch anymore, they will be only supplying this for our class. Thankfully, they will NOT charge us a fee to use the space!! So far, I figure we will have at least 50 classmates there!! Even if you are not attending Club 40 that weekend, please come to our 80th BIRTHDAY PARTY!!! Re: Club 40 annual meeting/election To the Board Members of Club 40, we will be meeting at 10am on Saturday, September 10th in the Red Lion Lounge for our annual meeting. This will be a short meeting and primarily we will cover our election of 2016-2017 Officers. Please plan to attend!!! You will be voting for new Officers! Re: Club 40 website You can now go to Club 40 website and find all of the Attendees who have pre registered to attend our celebration next weekend, September 9th and 10th, 2016!!! There are 182 registered for Friday and 147 registered for Saturday. Remember, we will have a fun Raffle both nights and one of those nights we will have a very special, hand carved wooded sculpture like we had a few years ago!!! Donated by the husband of one of my classmates, 1954!!! Dale does a wonderful job and everyone will want this!!! This year has gone by so fast and can hardly wait for our fun weekend, September 9th and 10th!!! Registration table will open at 4:30 PM to pick up your name tags, both nights!! See you there!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Club 40 President ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Tri-City Sports Scores To: Roy BALLARD ('63) I am frequently irritated by the absence of scores in the TCHerald from the previous evening. I learned that the paper is now printed in Yakima, not Kennewick, and that the deadline is much earlier than it used to be for printing scores and other news. This may be one of the reasons that you were directed to the online Herald for scores. I assume that they can be updated on line long after the printed paper has been "put to bed." I also understand that the paper is struggling to keep going at all, which is why it is so much thinner than it used to be and why certain features are skimpier than they used to be. I HATE being directed to the Internet for details on anything (call me old fashioned) and am grateful that we have a paper at all. Many have folded (no pun intended). -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Quonset Huts I don't have any photos of the Quonset Huts, but I was there with you. I had Mrs. Bern out there for homeroom, I believe. I was there in the mornings... I think I remember. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duane LEE ('63) To: Roy BALLARD ('63) The Tri-Cycle Herald is printed in Yakima now... then shipped to the Tri-Cities. They shut off a lot of news about evening games so that they can get to press on time. Many times you will see "So and so team was leading 14 to 10 when we went to press, read final results in tomorrow's paper." We get our paper delivered as early as 3:30 AM. The only reason that I continue so subscribe is for the obits just to make sure that I am not in them. -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: scores To: Roy BALLARD ('63) There weren't a lot of scores in Saturday's TCH as they completed after the paper went to press. That's why you never see a Mariner night game score if it's on the west coast. It seems they could go to press a little later but guess then it would make it late coming in the morning. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from cooler Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/06/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Floyd MELTON ('57) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernon "Bud" VAN DUSEN ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl VOLMER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy STULL ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Thomas HANN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bobejo SANFORD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick ADRIAN ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol VON OLNHAUSEN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janell JOHNS ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John HEFFNER ('66) & Melanie DUKES ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Quonset Huts I along with other 6th graders were in a Quonset Hut at Lewis and Clark with Mr. Benard as our teacher. I do not have a picture of it though... I do have the class picture and it is posted with class of '57 pictures... Well, I sent it in a long time ago but it isn't there. -Floyd MELTON ('57) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Floyd, Bomber apologies... I went looking for it, found it and put it online. Now you need to tell me where you are in the picture. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Fireworks I am in Anchorage where we just got home from cleaning up the mess left at the Alaska State Fair Saturday night where we had fired a large display. Many comments have came back to us saying it was one of the most beautiful displays anyone had seen. We had designed in several uncommon effects. But we had a large supply of different items in the boxes I shipped up 3 weeks ago. So we went all out in design. We fired it with the new Cobra Remote Firing System. It is the latest and best on the market. We thought it was a winner but I have a saying that "we pyros are not the judge of our work. The audience is". So we depend on feedback and that which we received was more then favorable. I fly back to Seattle Monday AM 8 hr from this writing, and repack and Tuesday early AM I fly to Detroit to drive to Grand Rapids for the National Fireworks Association annual convention. Re: The squirrel picture While in Grand Rapids I will visit the site of the picture and visit with my cousin who took the picture. The caption on the picture said "Larry 5 years old". But note in the envelope with the picture said this was taken early spring of '46 during our trip to pick up a new car from my uncle who had a large GM Dealership. In the spring of '46 I would have been 4 1/2 (born Jan '42). My cousin is 16 years older (90) and just moved into an Assisted Living Center. She is one of 2 survivors of that generation of Mattinglys. (apart from myself and my twin brothers ('77)). Re: Genealogy My wife Jackie who has been an artist and genealogist most of her life has started a blog to celebrate the passions of her life... combining the two, into a blog found at She is particularly skilled in Genealogy. Any Alum interested those subjects can use the Facebook share button at the bottom of the page to help with her social media campaign would appreciated. You are also welcome to "subscribe" to the blog. That will give you automatic notification of updates -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) Re: TC Herald To: Everyone I thank you for the info, but I'm still getting closer to stoping the paper... it is sad that in this day and age they can't do as good as what they did when we were young, Thanks again -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/7/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jim RUSSELL ('58) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Al PARKER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan STEPHENS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara BLANTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol PETERSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jake TATE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lisa PETERSON ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Getting closer to the "Big" birthday party. Only we aren't gonna be at Rosy's. which is a shame. Hope that situation clarifies soon. I would guess the Girls of '54 are gonna hafta join the "Guys" at the Burger and Brew place. There's always the Atomic Brew Pub in the former A&W building on Lee. But enough about that. We are here to celebrate the birthday of a Bomber whom I graduated with. Neat guy who did things. With all that being said; a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout out for Carl VOLMER ('54) [on 9/6] with the hope that he will show up at the modified "Big" birthday party in Red Lion dinning room. I am assuming that this is the Richland Red Lion, not the one in Kennewick or the one in Pasco. I dont think they have one in Burbank. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rains may return following the Labor Day weekend. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim RUSSELL ('58) Re: Tri-City Herald Am I wrong, confused, or just getting old? Didn't the Tri- City Herald used to be an afternoon paper and the Columbia Basin News a morning paper? Or maybe it was the reverse. I know several years ago I used to subscribe to the Seattle Times (evening) and the Seattle P.I. (morning). Then the Times switched to mornings to kill the P.I. (which they eventually succeeded in doing). Now the Seattle Times (printed locally) still can't get a final score for the Mariners or an update in the standings if the game at Safeco Field runs into extra innings. Cheers -Jim RUSSELL ('58) ~ Mountlake Terrace, WA - 60 and cloudy at 2:30pm - waiting for a return to summer ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Re: Gene Bernard Thank you, Maren, for searching out Floyd MELTON's ('57) picture from Lewis & Clark. I LOVED Mr. Bernard. He taught science when I was in junior high at Chief Jo. I took an early morning science class from him in 8th and 9th grade. We studied geology and aviation. Our field trips were GREAT FUN. When I returned to Chief Jo as a 9th grade English teacher, he became a good personal friend. By then, he was the vice-principal - the enforcer. One of my favorite stories of him was when some boys skipped class and were outside in one of the evergreen trees. Gene went out to have a smoke, but they thought he was on to them and were so scared that they fell out of the tree! Gene took full credit for "smoking them out." -Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>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 Ding dong bell school is in session and all is well. Labor Day is done and gone for another year. You're all invited to the Richland Bomber lunch WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 2014 (always 2nd Sat.) 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.) We have a good meal and great time talking of the past and new things going on, why not join us? -Judy WILLOX (Classic Class of '61) ~ Richland -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Girl Happy Birthday to Lisa PETERSON ('71). A Chief Jo, and Col-Hi alum. One of the good ones for sure. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in unseasonably cool Plano, TX where Dove season is exceptional!!!!!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Wayne MYERS ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley ARMSTRONG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Adele PAULSEN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert LOVE ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Re: Saturday 9/10 Want everyone in the classes of the '40s to know that lunch will be available at the Red Lion in Richland. Dale GIER ('48) has set up the arrangement to "whomever wants to attend". This is not a part of Club 40. This is Dale GIER and anyone else in town who wants to have lunch with us young'uns from the classes of the '40s. This is our chance to get together and renew old friendships. Come join us WHEN: Saturday, 9/10 WHERE: Red Lion in Richland TIME: 11:30 - 2:00 -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ~ from Rainy Bothell looking forward to the drive over on Friday. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Gene Bernard When Bernard showed up at Chief Joseph Junior High School, the few transplanted Lewis & Clark Grade Schoolers asked him in class what job he had done over the summer. He claimed that he landed an "overseer position with some 200 people under me." This seemed quite a stretch for a grade school teacher, and on further questioning he snickered that his summer job was as the grounds keeper at the Richland cemetery. I also recall being one of five who at the same time received spats in the hall from Bernard for not toeing the line in class. Ed QUIGLEY ('62) was another, and actually got away with the trick of stuffing a magazine in the back of his pants. An unearned Purple Heart, or purple whatever. Bernard's spoken fantasy as a science teacher was to someday load an out-of-state boulder on the back of a pickup truck and then dump it out in the middle of nowhere. He imagined that some well-funded scientist, a thousand years hence, would wonder about this anomaly and then build an entire geologic theory around how the boulder got there. The reality was greater than fiction -- a series of pre-historic and catastrophic floods inundated eastern Washington and was finally awarded scientific acceptance only a few years later (early '60s). Between 40,000 and 15,000 B.C., or so, flood waters from Lake Missoula repeatedly broke free from an ice dam and scoured out the pot holes and Scabland coulees across eastern Washington on their toward the Pacific (e.g., NOVA, "Mystery of the Megaflood", 2005). One of the many long-debunked clues was the ice-floated (not pickup-truck) boulders, termed "erratics," still scattered all over the place. In his devious imagination Bernard was spot-on, more right than he knew, but a few millennia behind the times... Bernard's ample Elvis hairdo, however, was very contemporary. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA safely across the Cascades from Scabland eastern Washington. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) To: Jim Russell ('58) Yes, Jim, the Herald was afternoon, the Columbia Basin News was morning, as was the PI. The most coveted job for those of us under 16 was delivering the Herald. In the late '50s I delivered for the CBN because there was a long waiting list for the Herald route in my neighborhood. I delivered all through the terrible winter of 4th grade, getting up every morning at 4:30 to fold the papers in the exact prescribed way before I headed out on my bicycle to deliver. By spring time, my teacher, Mrs. Laney (?), became vey worried because I was falling asleep in class. She conferred with my parents -- I was never so happy to quit a job. I remember that the Herald was non-union. Supposedly the CBN had been started to compete with it. The worst part was being harassed constantly by the man who ran the delivery boys to sell subscriptions. Door-to-door sales I hated far more than 4:30 AM in the snow. Three years later I convinced my parents that I was old enough to stay awake in class (I needed money more than sleep), so in 7th grade I took over a morning Seattle PI route. There were so few home delivery customers, that my route covered an enormous area. Tired by the time I finished my route, I stopped on my way home every morning at the Spudnut Shop for a cup of hot chocolate & two cake donuts with chocolate frosting--25 cents for my morning delight, but I remember it as money well-spent. Who else remembers those before-breakfast bike rides in the dark, or dawn, depending on the season? As I recall, the CBN was $1.25 per month. Collecting that cash from all your customers every month was another tough task. I remember one family that absolutely would not pay unless it was the last day of the month; by the 2nd I had to carry the debt till the next month. Last month my daily subscription to the Jacksonville, FL, print edition expired. They want $518 to renew for a year. From $15 to $518 for a year of print-newspaper home delivery. Gotta love such changes. -Wayne MYERS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Tri-City Herald To: Jim RUSSELL ('58) Yes, the Columbia Basin News was a morning paper and the Tri- City Herald was an evening paper back in the day. I had a paper route from age 12-14 with the CBN, so I remember all too well getting up at 4:30 a.m. to deliver, then trying to go to Chief Jo and concentrate. I knew even then it was a lousy paper. The only thing that kept it going as long as it did was that it was propped up with union money. (ITU, as I recall). Re: the Seattle Times and the P. I.: The Times may have switched to mornings to grab audience from the P.I., but they did show some largesse many years ago when the P.I. was on the verge of folding. The Times bought the P.I. to keep it from going out of business. This all jogs my memory on an unrelated note. Back in the '50s or very early '60s, a group called The Hollywood Argyles came out with their one memorable hit, "Alley Oop". The song begins with the line, "There's a man in the funny papers we all know..." Trouble is, there wasn't. My dad subscribed to the P.I. and to the Herald, and Alley Oop wasn't in either one. So I had no idea who they were singing about. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/09/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 10 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57), Bob CROSS ('62) David DOUGLAS ('62), Earl BENNETT ('63) Mike QUANE ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Vernita EDWARDS ('65), Dwight CAREY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erlynn BELLISTON ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Ann VOSSE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda NORWOOD ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAZEMORE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra DUHON ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed CHAPPELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Frank HAGGARD ('55) & Evelyn BUBNAR (both '55) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: John MYERS ('56) & Roberta KIRK ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Newspapers & such I have to weigh in on the newspaper discussion. I sold the Spokesman Review at the entrance to the big cafeteria which was across the side street from the Federal Building for the first few months after we moved into Richland in late 1944. I then got the route for the Spokesman Review that covered the then south end of town... from Lee to Abbott and GWWay to what was then called Duane. It has been changed to Goethals. The Thanksgiving Day paper was always the largest because of all the advertising and it was delivered to all customers, both daily and Sunday-only. I had so many customers that I had to make two trips from home to cover the route on Thanksgiving. Looking forward again to Club 40 this weekend! -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) To: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Ally Oop. Ally was some sort of cave man. Not too sure if he was Neanderthal or not, but he did walk around with a big club. I think he used to fight dinosaurs and saber toothed cats. It is possible that old Ally was a Sunday funnies kind of guy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where summer has returned for the moment or at least though Oktoberfest weekend (15th through 18th). ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Columbia Basin News (CBN) I delivered the CBN (morning paper) for a year or so but the local rep kept short changing us on our pay, it was terrible. He was a major jerk. I also delivered the Spokesman Review out of Spokane (morning paper) and that was a tough one as I delivered to the Men's dorms and collecting from them was a real challenge until I discovered that if I knocked on one's door at 5am on the weekend collection became easier from all close by. I did win a trip to San Fransisco that was cool. My dad would not take the Tri-City Hearld as it was non union but then he had to change when the CBN was discontinued. Each of my six children delivered the Hearld which was an evening paper for my oldest but then went to a morning paper for the rest as they grew up; our youngest until he graduated from good old Col-Hi and they made and saved a lot of money. Their mom helped them until they were old enough to do it on their own and she always enjoyed that time with her children. Speaking of Mr. Bernard, I had him the first year he taught and got the best grades ever from him, I still have my report cards from each class (I do not share them with my children, HA). -Floyd MELTON ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Bob CROSS ('62) Re: Paper Routes I too had a Seattle PI paper route as a youth. I usually only had about twenty customers but the route was over three miles around. I usually rode my "no speed" Roadmaster bicycle so developed some good sized thigh muscles which made finding a bathing suit that fit over my thighs but wasn't six sizes too large around the waist. Collecting the monthly payments from customers was not a pleasant task that I regretted every month. I was really glad when I could finally quit that job! -Bob CROSS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Early morning newspaper deliveries I briefly had an early morning route, I think for a Spokane paper. I hated it. The route was spread out, so I rode my bicycle around to deliver the papers. One dark morning a policeman stopped me because I didn't have a light on the bicycle. Since the police car was the only moving car I ever saw that morning I wasn't convinced of the need for a light. I walked my bike until the policeman was out of sight, then got back on and rode again. He evidently thought I might do that, so he came around again. I saw him coming and spent a while walking my bike through people's back yards until he gave up looking for me and left. I eventually quit the route when the papers weren't delivered one morning and none of my calls to the distributor were answered. I found out later he was drunk. I didn't need that kind of aggravation. I took typing in summer school after ninth grade, to get out of going with my parents on vacation to Arkansas. I'd sworn never to go to Arkansas (my parents' home state) again after being there during the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, ordered by the Supreme Court. At lunch one day I got into an argument with an aunt and uncle who defended segregation. I got so angry at them I left the restaurant without eating my lunch. When my parents came out to the car I told them I was never going back to Arkansas again. Well, I finally did go back to Fayetteville in 2014 for a reunion with my mother's family. The state had changed considerably since 1957. I digressed. Back to the typing class. When I was president of the Quill and Scroll Society my senior year, I wanted to have the annual Sandscript anthology printed commercially instead of mimeographed. I found one printer who was willing to do it for a reasonable price, provided I typed the lithograph masters (which also allowed us to print art work with the student compositions). He loaned me an executive typewriter and taught me how to use it to justify the right margins. After school was over he asked me to type for him during the summer. When I left Richland for Whitman College, I needed a part- time job to help pay the bills. I'd taken the exam in Richland to be a substitute postal carrier, so I went to the post office to see if anything was available in Walla Walla. The postmaster told me the test I took was only good in Richland, but he referred me to a printing company when he learned I could type. When the owner of the printing company interviewed me, his first question was, "Do you know how to justify margins with an executive typewriter?" "Of course. Doesn't everyone?" I worked there all four years I was in college. That summer typing course was one of the most practical classes I ever had. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the worst of the monsoon rains bypassed us this week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Wayne MYERS ('62) & Bill SCOTT ('64) One of my favorite memories of the morning bike rides delivering papers was the pretty music of the mourning doves on the wires over the shelter belt west of Cottonwood. I had two routes, Oregon Journal with maybe a dozen or less customers in an area a little larger than the Seattle PI route with over 60 customers. Not sure which paper carried the Alley Oop comic strip, but I was quite familiar with him when the song came out. We also named our dachshund Longg Sam after the leggy hillbilly protagonist in the comic strip of the same name. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike QUANE ('63) Re: Erratics The Pete BEAULIEU ('62) story of the stone "erratics" reminded of one that made it to Richland. It is a several hundred pound "granite" boulder, sitting out of place on a bluff over looking the Yakima river. It is located in the general area of the old cement plant and bomb shelter behind the by-pass. It looks like it came from downtown Missoula. Last time I saw it there was a development going into the area. It is probability in someone's back yard today. -Mike QUANE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: policing the halls How well I remember my years at Chief Jo... over the last few days several Bombers have mentioned one of a dynamic duo that policed the halls during my tenure... Yes Gene Bernard was one... but the bespectacled... and I mean coke bottle top bespectacled Mr. Barnard roamed the halls waiting for any infraction of their unwritten rules... and there were many... I clearly recall them making fun of our "uniforms"... of course we thought we were all total individuals... but there we were, shirts, different only in color, the same coats and shoes day in and day out... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh those were the days... but for now It's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Linda NORWOOD ('66) on your special day, September 9, 2016... I wonder if anyone will ever paint your house on GWWay a different color?!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Vernita EDWARDS Loveridge ('65) Re: Gene Bernard My brother Clif ('68) and I had the pleasure of knowing Gene Bernard as well. We knew he and his wife, Joyce, as they were friends of my parents and also members of the West Richland Golf club. While they did not have children of their own, they were wonderful with us and all the children of their friends. One of the most unique things about Gene and Joyce was that they talked with us like we were adults, and they made us think out of our little world. I think I actually started watching the news after having several discussions with Gene that made me realize I was an idiot! They were also beautiful dancers and Joyce taught many of us how to dance. She also put me in my place once when I made an unkind remark about someone, and she reminded me that "if you can't say anything kind, don't say anything at all." It made me feel ashamed of myself, and all these years later, I still haven't forgotten it. I was in the same early morning class as Patty and loved the field trips as well. About thirty-five years ago, Mom and I were living in Death Valley, when Gene and Joyce came to visit. I was really excited to see them, and introduce my daughter, January, to two of my favorite people. Gene sat down and talked to January as he used to talk with me, and my heart swelled with love and appreciation for these wonderful people. He gave her a $100 bill to save in her piggy bank, and for several years after, she would ask me about the $100 man. Even then, he was the same Gene Bernard, sneaking outside for a quick smoke, when Joyce went to the restroom. Best of all, he still had that gorgeous hair. -Vernita EDWARDS Loveridge ('65) ~ currently working in the Lodi, CA area where the weather is wonderful and the wine even better! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Gene Bernard I remember those hacks from "Uncle Bernie" as we called him. He would line you up bent over with your head about 6 inches from the wall, so when he hit you, you would get the extra benefit of bouncing into the wall. Don't believe any of the girls ever got to see us boys being punished, but Uncle Bernie and Mr. Barnard... were the best. Mr. Sauer from Mechanical Drawing also tried his best to be the "#1 hacker". Can't remember either of their first names. I saw Gene Bernard for years while he owned the Christmas Tree Farm at the "absolute" end of Clearwater Ave. He had a partner, and they sold trees for many years at that location... you could cut them yourself. Maybe a Manolopoulos was one of the partners?? I had the utmost respect for this man... got to know him fairly well. One of the few I remember over the years. He worked hard to get that tree farm. Good example. -Dwight CAREY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/10/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Bud BARTLETT ('51) Rex HUNT ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Pete BEAULIEU ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie DEAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lee UPSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna FREDETTE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet DEVINE ('69) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry BOWLS & Donna YOUNG ('64) Click the event you want to know more about. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Re: Club 40 To: John ADKINS ('62) John, when you have a minute, please email me regarding a Club 40 board. Missed you tonight at the Club 49 bash. Thanks, -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Evan "Bud" BARTLETT ('51) Re: The Magic Bank Account This is a great email. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did The author is not known. It was found in the billfold of Coach Paul Bear Bryant, Alabama, after he died in 1982 -Evan "Bud" BARTLETT ('51) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Alley Oop Alley Oop was a late '30s to early '50s comic strip. that dealt with Alley, his girl friend Ooola and King Gus and his pet dinosaur called Dino if I remember correctly. I was pretty young but it seemed to me he had the ability to go back and forth between prehistoric times to modern day. Ooola and her minimum costume made her a favorite with the boys. -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ Downtown Hanford, CA where we had a cold snap this week. It dropped all the way down to the low to mid nineties. It is so dry here that I have been warned not to tell my jokes till it rains. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ["Alley Oop" - Hit song by The Hollywood Argles in 1960. -Maren] ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Ya know for a place that's supposed to be closed for lunch, looks like the Desert Inn/Hanford House/Red Lion dinning room is going to be quite busy today. All those "old geezers" from the '40s classes and members of The Class of '54 gathering for our "big" birthday party. Maybe, we'll be nice and let the "old folks" share in "our" birthday cake. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ out of Mount Angel, OR for the moment and in Richland until Sunday morning. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Sandscript Aha! So it was classmate David DOUGLAS ('62) who laboriously typed and produced the 1962 edition of Sandscript. Here from an unfaded memory is the scoop on two of the short stories that made the cut, plus the stranger-than-fiction story behind these stories. Yours truly submitted two candidates. The first short story was about a very simple lad named Budge and his day-to-day life in backcountry Appalachia; "Tragedy in the Hickory Ridge Country." Toward the end, and in the backwoods dialect, we one day find Budge's treasured pet piglet submerged in a favorite mud wallow as the sun dries it up. The mud hardens and cracks before Budge discovers the tragedy. His piglet has expired. A slump-shouldered Budge is last seen (art work included) staring into the western sunset contemplating the mortality of both piglets and mankind (shades of our required reading of Orwell's Animal Farm!). The second story was an even less positive response to my second-quarter and undeserved C in senior English. Upon being confronted with full documentation of my shaky B- record in course work, Mrs. Macy simply grinned, "Yes, I know, but I think you need waking up!" Unbeknownst to her, I had been putting in too much time every day as the editor of the struggling yearbook. To allocate my hours I had decided that coasting in to a B- in English was the prudent thing to do, rather than going gangbusters toward what could never be more than a B+. Now, very fully awake, I was carting off a C to the home front. (Nuff said about that.) So the second story in the end-of-year Sandscript had more of a barb in it. The story-"Silent Words" - was set in ancient Egypt. The crushing upper class demanded the piling up of granite pyramids in celebration of themselves. One lower class was the corn merchants (the "Cobbs," notice the C and the b's). The leader of the Cobbs was one Euphonius who discovered that their verbal double-entry bookkeeping could be written on mud and hardened into permanent records ("Silent Words"). Such fixed records enabled more widespread marketing and the accumulation of new and vast wealth. Elitist granite quarries were limited, but common mud was everywhere: "thus a wealthy middle class arose in the land of Egypt" - an obscure metaphor for a possible student-class uprising! The telltale barb was the embedded line that the much-disdained upper class held their back room meetings at 4:00 p.m. on (I think) the Tuesday of the first full week of each lunar month-the exact same time and date as the monthly Col-Hi Faculty Meetings... I do not recall being complimented by our headmaster for spinning such a yarn. Thanks, David, for disseminating such high literature to the masses. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA ~ Go Dawgs! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So, apparently his Barristerness, esq's feckless Post-a-Note reminder calendar system has gone viral and infected my cerebral calendar and I failed to purchase and mail an Anniversary card to two old friends in a timely manner They've found their way back to the Promise Land after living everywhere else, and although I know they're in Seattle this weekend tending to their Enoteca on Elliott Bay, I'll use this very "Cult Page" to wish a Gold Card worthy 50th anniversary to Sherri and Kurt Johnson. May you share many, many more. For those of you not familiar with the Ward Johnson Winery we encourage you to visit and enjoy a 100% "Cru Bomber" product at your first opportunity. It's a kinda complicated story as two Wards and two Johnsons are involved, but they do bottle up some very worthy stuff, and it's not just us who thinks so. The forever young and always lovely Mis Nancy and jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhhhh the smell of chlorine... people have been posting pictures of the "big pool" on face book and I swear I can smell it alla way to Vegas!... I remember it all so well... no running and no cannonballs... the first a rule of safety... the second a rule of self preservation lest one of the Bomber-babes posing beside the pool get her hair wet and ruin the pose... but what I can't remember is Jerry... the guy who taught swimming in the '50s last name... heeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp... but for now HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donna FREDETTE ('65) on your special day, September 10, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [David, I'm sure you mean Jerry DUDLEY (53-RIP)... betcha didn't know he was a Bomber, did ya??? -Maren] -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) To: Dwight CAREY ('68), et al That's Robert Barnard and Hank Sauer. -Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Big Birthday Geez, I am in a lot of trouble! Good thing he's in Australia for a little longer. A belated Happy Birthday to a great friend and one of our most famous alumni. Happy birthday to Jim MATTIS ('68), on the 8th. Hope it was a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where the dove hunting is great. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/11/16 ~ WE REMEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Walt MORGAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patsy LOMON ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan WINGFIELD ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John INGRAM ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnn MALLEY ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Heidi DAVIS ('00) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Stan McDONALD & Dorothy McDONALD ('53) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) Re: Old Party Picture Recently, when one of my daughters was cleaning out some of my mother's papers, she ran across this picture. This was a party held in the basement of my home at 1607 Johnston... which had been made into a rec room by my dad, who paneled it with knotty pine and tiled it with two colors of linoleum squares. The theme was "Come as What You Want to Be When You Grow Up". I will list the names and hoped for careers to the best of my memory... (I know... scary and perhaps not accurate!) Back Row: Kent PETERSON (RIP '63) as Elvis, Paul ANDERSON ('63) as an artist I think, Bob MATHIS ('63) as a race car driver, Phil ARMSTRONG ('63) as a doctor, Bob WYRICK (RIP 64) as an Indian, Peter BAUGHER ('63) as a doctor, Jan BELL ('64) as a race car driver, David SIMPSON ('63) hidden so ??, Sherry COX ('63) as a teacher Front Row: Cecile PHILIPS ('63) as a reluctant doctor, Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) as a cool cat, Kathy COLLIER ('63) as a flapper, Kathy RATHVON ('63) as a dancer, Mary Lou WATKINS (63) as a cowgirl, and Diane KORNBERG ('63) as an artist. Some observations... Kent never made it to Elvis but as a young man always had the hair, doctors were very popular choices, my uncle Bob WYRICK was 1/8th Cherokee... so he kind of achieved that, I rode horses almost all my life, thanks to my folks always having them, Ellen WEIHERMILLER is definitely still cool... as I can attest... just saw her last week! Questions... where were Lamont and Carolyn??? and Rob and Reed? and the others... they may have been questioning their career choices... or thought we were all a bit dorky... hmmmmm... Love the memory, -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) ~ Laguna Hills, CA where the trees are starting to turn and the nights are filled with ocean coolness ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: cozy foursome We had a nice cozy foursome for our Bomber lunch at JD Diner, Glen ROSE ('58) and spouse Carol (NAB), Pat DORRIS Trimble ('65), and Betti Avant ('69). We had lots of good laughs and shared memories of good ole Col-Hi. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from sunny Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill BAIRD ('46) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Re: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck's ('63) Old party picture I enjoyed Mary Lou's picture. One of the names brought back a memory - Sherry COX. I'd taken a very short Sherry on a date. When I met Sherry COX somehow - I can't recall ever having a class with her - I decided I should be fair and ask 'tall Sherry' for a date, in spite of my rule that I didn't date girls taller than my 5'5?. I think she was close to six feet tall her junior year. We went bowling. I was impressed that she wasn't the slightest self-conscious about her height and I enjoyed her company. A week or so later I was looking through the Tri-City Herald and my peripheral vision caught her name - in the obituary section, as a survivor. Her father had passed away suddenly. I sent her a sympathy card, and a couple of weeks later I called to ask her for another date - only the third girl I'd asked for a second date while I was at Col-Hi. She declined, I guess she wasn't ready to socialize at that time. Not long after her mother moved the family away from Richland. I was never nostalgic about my high school years until I turned about 55. I now appreciate little things that bring back memories of the past. I've forgotten way too much. Thanks, Mary Lou. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Jack GARDINER ('61) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave KOEPPEN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon HOWARD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy CLUGSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy STANDEFER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul HODSON ('05) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steven ADAIR ('08) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Party Pic At least we were spared seeing the "Tooter" ('65) crashing ML's ('63) party. On the other hand, this Bomber didn't crash the "Big" birthday party, cuz he was invited. Sorry to say that some didn't show up, but those who did had a good time. I'm sure Marilynn ('54) or someone will furnish pictures in a later issue. All that aside, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" is in store for Dave KOEPPEN ('54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where preparations are going forward in order to be ready for Oktoberfest this weekend. Who knows, I may even see a Bomber or two there. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) My days with home delivery of the Tri-City Herald are numbered... when my subscription is due for renewal I'm cancelling it. If I wanted my print news a day late I would live on the East Coast. Some days the Herald has only one section because of the 9pm curfew. When I grew up there were Little League, Pony League, Colt League scores. I have a whole scrapbook of articles about me, that my dad saved for me. My kids and grandkids enjoy reading them. The children growing up here now won't have this pleasure. I'm off my soapbox now... -Jack GARDINER ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What a guy Now it's no secret that the Bomber-b-day guy and I go pretty far back... his mom and pop are two of my favorite people inna whole wide world... he was pretty much in tow at all events and his name ended in an "ie" instead of an "en"... He had far more power than he realized... on one occasion we all headed to the Shilo one Sunday for breakfast before everyone left and went on their own ways... when the hostess spotted the B-day guy she immediately told us he could not have breakfast with us as the room in which they served breakfast/brunch was used to serve licker at night... any licker inna room at the moment? Nooooooooooo... hmmmmm... any chance of somebody having a drink for breakfast? I spoze but not in that room... so all 10-15 of us got up and marched out... we have never returned as a group tho I will admit that HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Cecilia ('65) and I did join Ellen ('63) and Mary Lou ('63) there one time a few years back... I have watched this Bomber grow and become a man (well man as in physically... I mean he is a Bomber...) in his own right and have tried to keep up with his toys and joys on face book... but I will admit he has outgrown much of my understanding by leaps and bounds... he and his dad still do lots together as I do with my Sarah... does my heart good... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Steven ADAIR ('08) on your special day, September 13, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Chelsea McCLAMMER ('12) ~ 9/12/16 Tri-City Herald "Chelsea McCLAMMER ('12) of the United States finishes third in the women's wheelchair race in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Chicago." Re: Years of Hanford history moving ~ 9/11/16 Tri-City Herald "Thousands of Hanford artifacts are being moved into Richland where they can be put on public display." Re: Federal Building DOE Employees ~ 9/12/16 Tri-City Herald "Moving about 350 Department of Energy and subcontractor employees out of the Richland Federal Building to space being vacated by other Hanford employees is not intended to save federal dollars, DOE officials say. It's about improving communications among workers at two Hanford agencies." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland where the annual Christ the King Sausage Fest will be this weekend. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/14/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12 Bombers sent stuff: Pat UPSON ('49), Betty BELL ('51) Mike CLOWES ('54), Mike BRADLEY ('56) Ed QUIGLEY ('62), Wayne MYERS ('62) Duane LEE ('63), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68), Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma MYRICK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila RAMERMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki OWENS ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa HOLMES ('92) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) Today, September 14, 1952, Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) and Pete Tervooren (NAB) tied the knot. 64 years we've been married. Two wonderful sons, two great daughters-in-law, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren! I wouldn't change a thing!! Wellllll, maybe not trying to keep up with watching four football games ~ going at the same time ~ every Saturday during football season!! Bomber cheers!! -Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: Class of 1951 - 65 Year Class Reunion A few members of the class of 1951 spent an enjoyable afternoon at the Richland Community Center on Saturday afternoon, September 10. A 65 year graduation party is an occasion to remember!. Those attending were Don and Marti MEYERS, Murray and Carol DUNCAN, Annette BRADLEY and Don FORSYTHE, Pat PATTON and her granddaughter (name not caught) from Marysville, Nancy GRIFFIN Cutshall, Irl FRENCH, Nadine ROBERTS Hackney, Bob and Barb HARMAN, Bud BARTLETT, Stan BJORKLUND from Loveland, CO, Richard LOCKWOOD, Bill and Janet McCUE, Betty BELL Norton and Dr. Chet GETTINGS. Don and Marti Meyers brought a lovely floral tribute to our classmates no longer among us. Lots of laughter and remembering - truly an afternoon to remember! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It's a funny thing about birthdays; they seem to happen every year about the same time. Some people use them to keep track of their age. Probably a lot better than sawing yourself in half just to count the rings. Others say to themselves "Oh boy! Birthday cake!" They would like to have their cake and eat it too. And then there are Bomber birthdays which are very important to many. This is one of those occasions. Happily to say I knew the Bomber Babe in question although we did not interface all that much back then. She was a cheer leader then and still is in many ways today. At the recent "Big" birthday party someone asked if she could do the splits as she had done. She declined since she wasn't in "uniform" and would need some warm up time. But she still could, even at the ripe age of 22. Let me now tip the ol' propeller beanie and say "Happy Birthday!" to Norma MYRICK ('54) on this occasion. She will probably be at the Richland Applebee's come this Friday for the girls lunch. This is a trial run for the lunch group since Rosy's is closed (and the space up for lease). The guy's will still be at Bob's Burgers and Brew (or is it Bob's Brew and Burgers?) -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where preparations for Oktoberfest continue as opening day will be Thursday the 15th. The weather is supposed to remain dry with temps in the eighties. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike BRADLEY ('56) Re: Club 40 Reunion, 2016 Hats off to all the people who contributed their time and effort to make the reunion a success. Especially those classmates from my class of 1956. It was great to see all of those '56ers who attended. -Mike BRADLEY ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ed QUIGLEY ('62) Re: Bernard vs. Barnard vs. Saur Oddly enough, I checked in on the Sandstorm Archives tonight, for the first time in a couple of years, and found that my name had been invoked by Pete BEAULIEU ('62), regarding "spats" from Gene Bernard. Now, as I remember it, I was a perfect student who would have never done anything to deserve such repercussions, but... OK, I cannot tell a lie; I wound up with a fairly well calloused butt at the end of my 3 years at Chief Jo, and received the ultimate punishment several times from Mr.s Bernard, Barnard & Saur, and not just once from each, but several times! Despite that, I loved and respected all 3 of them, and Pete, thank you for reminding me of that stunt; it had disappeared from my memory. However, I got back at Saur, the last time I received one from him, and it was perfect. If I remember correctly, he spent a couple of weeks working on a 2-3' rosewood paddle, spending many hours cutting, drilling holes (for aerodynamic reasons; I'm sure that it never crossed his mind that those little holes would raise welts on the behinds of those blessed enough to receive his gentle attentions!) and polishing that thing in class. I don't remember what I did that aroused his ire, but I was "invited" to assume the position for the honor of the inaugural swing, which I'm sure he delivered with his usual panache (I really couldn't see from my perspective), but the sound of the paddle splitting was enough to thrill my teenage heart, and put a grin on my face, despite the sting at the other end, and to really put the icing on the cake, was the look of frustration on the man's face as he gazed upon his now useless paddle! -Ed QUIGLEY ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Wayne MYERS ('62) Re: Tri-City Herald in the Old Days Especially for Jack GARDINER ('61) In ninth grade ('58-'59), I was the manager for the Chief Jo varsity basketball team. A sports reporter from the Herald asked me to call in immediately after every game with the box score. I did this for several games, then we played Walla Walla in Walla Walla. They killed us 22-4 (?). It was so humiliating that I didn't make the call to the paper. Somehow (I've forgotten that part), the reporter tracked me down to get the information. At the end of the season, I was shocked--the Herald sent me a check, paying me $2 for each game of the season, including that Walla Walla game. I had had no idea that a 14-year-old kid could earn money that way. -Wayne MYERS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Duane LEE ('63) Re: Tri-City Herald Last Friday was the kickoff of all the high school football games. Saturday's Herald contained no stories, pictures or even just scores of any games. The Sunday edition had all the stories and coverages of the Friday games. I wrote a letter to the editor complaining and was sent this reply. The McClatchy Company that owns the Herald and many other newspapers nation wide has implemented a policy moving up all their evening deadlines. They are catering to online readership and most of that occurs during the day. Their cutoff deadline is 9 PM which in reality means that nothing after 8 PM is going to make the next day's edition. The Herald's hands are tied and they do not like it either. I get my paper at 3:30 AM! The only alternative is to subscribe to their online version. It is almost as if the McClatchy Company is trying to put the newspaper out of circulation. Too bad, I enjoy reading the "real" newspaper. And what are we supposed to line the bottom of our bird cages with anyway? Re: Mr. Bernard He was so cool. Darrell RENZ ('63)nicknamed him Arabian Fabian because he had a slightly dark complexion or was just well tanned from always fishing or being outdoors and Fabian was popular at that time. He did give some spats to a few girls in our class. I had some from him and Mr. Barnard and Barnard was the champ! Both great teachers. -Duane LEE ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: OS 10 To Do, or Not.. I use to help keep my computer in tip top shape... Received this notice from them today (9/13/15): "Your iPhone or iPad had a software update... iOS 10 was released this afternoon [9/13/16]. Stop! Don't do it! Or at least wait a little while! According to numerous complaints that our techs have received, the new operating system release for iPhone and iPad is causing quite a few problems. The best advice we can give is to "wait". Let everyone else fully vet the new software before risking locking up your own devices. Apple has already issued a revision, claiming that "it should be safe to update," now. If you're one of those that absolutely must have iOS 10 today: BACK UP your device first! This has been a public service announcement from your polite, friendly, American based tech support team." -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 87 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Chelsea McCLAMMER ('12) ~ 9/13/16 Tri-City Herald "Benton City's Chelsea McCLAMMER (and RHS '12) will compete for her second Paralympics medal in three days Tuesday when she races in the finals of the 1,500-meter T-54 wheelchair final in Rio de Janeiro. A day after taking silver in the 400, McCLAMMER on Monday finished second in the fast heat of the premlims, with her time of 3 minutes, 22.76 seconds nearly identical to the 3:22.75 posted by fellow American Amanda McGrory. The winner of the other heat, Americans Tatyana McFadden, finished in 3:27.41. McCLAMMER is in the midst of a busy week, also competing in the 800, 5,000 and 4x400 relay." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) Re: '67 reunion posting The 50 Year Class Reunion for the Class of '67 will be the weekend of September 15 and 16, 2017 (NEXT YEAR). The plans are for a FRIDAY social time and appetizers at Tagaris Winery and SATURDAY dinner party at the Richland Red Lion/Hanford House. Details and registration will be emailed by January. You may visit the class Facebook page: RHS Class of 1967 Reunion (search under Groups). To update your email address or for questions please contact Jess DANIELS ('67) OR Pam LAUGHERY DeVries ('67). -Myra WEIHERMILLER ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) To: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Years of Hanford history moving ~ 9/11/16 Tri-City Herald Thanks for the link to the article about the Hanford History "museum". I will actually make a trip to Richland to see that!! Those of us who graduated before 1975 will remember a lot of the stuff first hand, I'll bet! It will be so cool to see so much of OUR history. -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Peter TURPING ('70) Re: Gene Bernard Going from Christ the King to Chief Jo for one year before heading to Col-Hi was quite an adjustment. For eight years at CK we were pretty isolated and taught mostly by nuns. While at Chief Jo Gene Bernard came to my rescue a couple of times and he made the experience easier. I got sick in the hallway one time and Mr Bernard took me to his office until my mom picked me up. He was so personable and made me feel at ease with the situation. Another time I had a teacher accuse me of not returning my text book and she was going to charge me $5 for it (big money back in the day). I went to Mr Bernard and he asked me if I had turned it in. When I told him I had he said "then let's go find it". We went to a room filled with books and we went to the shelves with the books for that class and started to go through them as they had the names of the students from the last quarter. We just hung out and went through a bunch of books until we found the one with my name in it. I thought it was pretty cool that a school counselor would do something like that for one student. I later found out that Mr. Bernard had introduced a couple who went on to marry and have a family, the oldest being my wife. I guess I owe him big time for that. On a different experience at Chief Jo I had Mr. Sauer for mechanical drawing and remember he would carry around his finely crafted paddle much of the time just waiting to dispense a hack or two just for fun. -Peter TURPING ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/15/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Bill & Forrest GOODENOW Terry ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich DALL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peter TURPING ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie HOFF ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil OWEN ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Club 40 Weekend celebration Finally getting around to putting some pictures in Sandstorm. Hopefully Maren has gotten them!!! [When Nate (NAB), the Club40 webmaster, gets the pictures on the Club40 website, he'll send the link and I'll put the link to the pictures in the Sandstorm. -Maren] We had such a fun and busy weekend with all the Club 40 Alumni. Friday night visiting with friends; Saturday morning Board Meeting with new officers being elected. President, Ron HOLEMAN ('56) Vice President, Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54) Secretary, Karol BRIMHALL Smith ('56) Treasurer, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) You will be hearing from them soon, I'm sure. After the meeting, our '54 classmates met in the restaurant at Red Lion for our 80th birthday party!! Missed some who thought would be there, but enjoyed the ones who did come and share our birthday cake along with hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and drinks. Rested in the afternoon and back again for the "sit down dinner" and another raffle on Saturday night. Special item was raffled again, a hand carved wood stump with birds on top, donated by Dale Wile, Joanie PHILLIPS Wile's ('54} husband. Can't wait to see what he has in store for us next year!! THANK YOU ALL!!! Enjoyed being Club 40 President for two years and put a "term limit" on myself of the two years so we can get another alumni involved. Hopefully more will step up in the near future and take a role in keeping Club 40 thriving!!!! Re: Bomber tears!!! Last Thursday, September 8, 2016, we lost another of our busy Club 40 members, Janet FORBY Padgett ('60-RIP). We are all so sad and shocked that she was taken so soon after the diagnosis. Her family was with her in Seattle and her obituary is in the Herald yesterday, September 14, 2016. RIP, Janet and enjoyed working with you in the Raffle last year and many thanks for your donation of your winery's wonderful wine!! Our condolences to Jerry and your children. Re: Ladies of class of 1954 lunch get together As you are all hearing, Rosy's Ice Cream Diner is closed and we have had to find another gathering place for our Friday (third one of the month) lunch so we can get together and have some privacy to chit chat!! We have chosen Applebee's in Richland to try out for the month of September. If it works for us, we will continue going there. I have called from Dona McCLEARY Belt's list for her and hopefully the phone messages I left will be heard. Join us if you can!!!! 11:30am, September 16th!!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is starting to cool and now will warm to the 80s for several days. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) All these birthdays clumped together sometime make them hard to remember. I wouldn't say that about these two Bombers. Very memorable, as I remember. They graduated the same year I did, which makes them fellow classmates. That's really a stretch isn't it? So, double tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout are in store for Bill and Forest GOODENOW Terry ('54). Have a good one, guys. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest has begun and people are now worrying about rain coming in late Saturday and possibly all day Sunday. Hey, it happens. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: The next Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2016 WHEN: Saturday September, 17, 2016 WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St. in North Spokane. TIME: Coffee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. Come and join us for lunch. All Bombers their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. (this is an all class gathering... all class years are welcome) Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Suzie GUNDERSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen KLEINPETER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HERTZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy MOORE ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Who isn't acquainted with "Where's Waldo", the adventures of Flat Phil and the expeditions of Marco Polo? They all pale in comparison to the wanderings of our Birthday Girl. Happy Birthday in (place local language here) and in which ever time zone she is happening to occupy to Karen "Kay Kubed" KLEINPETER. I hope you can find a place for all the little bars of soap, memo pads, ball point pens, vials of shampoo, conditioner, lotion and "Bathing Gel" you've purloined along the way, not to mention all this pillow mints. How many cherries do you have to sell, to cover the excess baggage charges, or is it an automatic debit from Mike "Bing" Brady's bank account? -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry BELT ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marvin McDONALD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dena EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jody WHEELER ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Now this is a younger Bomber. How young, do you ask? I don't even remember him from school. In fact, I didn't meet him until Club 40 some years back. So, why would I even acknowledge him? Well, he did marry a class mate of mine, which really qualifies him. Besides, I'd rather keep on her good side as red-heads can be hard on one who is not. Without much further ado, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout is for Larry BELT ('57). Just hope he doesn't fall off his motorcycle. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest is winding down. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Chelsea McCLAMMER ('12) Rio Paralympics ~ 9/16/16 Herald "Benton City wheelchair track athlete Chelsea McCLAMMER (RHS '12) is 4-for-4 in medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympics. McCLAMMER earned a pair of silvers Thursday in the women's 5,000 meters-T53/54 and 4x400 relay- T53/54." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve SHOCKLEY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl BARBER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed SMYTH ('77wb) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) It's been a while since I've written to the Sandstorm... busy, busy summer. Started with a week in Lake Tahoe with the whole family. We had a wonderful time, bike riding, swimming, paddle boats and casinos! Then to Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home, OR and saw Carrie Underwood and lots of other country singers. After that my daughter, grand-daughter, and baby grandson and I all went to southern California to visit my son and his family for my other grandson's 11th birthday. They live in Orange County and the weather was awesome. Left my 14 year old granddaughter there and then she flew back alone just before school started. Hard to believe she's in high school this year!! Then my daughter and I went to Las Vegas last week, and had to take the 15 month old grandson, since we couldn't find a babysitter for him. He actually did well on the plane, and was excited by all the lights and activities in Vegas!! We stayed at Circus Circus, which is great for kids of all ages... Now, I'm packed at heading out tomorrow for my third Alaska cruise via Holland Cruise Line. That will be my most relaxing vacation this year! LOL... We closed our little clothing store in Lincoln, OR at the end of summer, due to slow business in the winter... Did enjoy visiting with a number of alumni from Richland during our year and a half venture!! Now I hope to semi-retire again... may do day care or work at the school to supplement my retirement during the school year. Then I can have more fun again next summer... *:) happy Take care all, -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ from a rainy week-end in Lincoln City, OR ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Douglas CAREY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike LONERGAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris BOLKAN ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: and the beat goes on I've mentioned before how enjoyable it has been to meet and greet so many Bombers on Facebook as well as the SS. One thing that leaving Richland for twenty years got me is a void in knowing kids older and younger than I beyond the school years... At least in my world, if kids were a few years older and younger and you didn't know their other family members one might never really get to know the older or younger kids. I knew Charlie WARFORD ('61) and Terry CHRISTENSEN ('61) through Ricky WARFORD ('65) but knew very few kids from '61 beyond that... kids who stayed in Richland or went to college in Washington often got to know the other kids through school or work. Hanging around older kids when we were younger, often got us the "Tell that BOY to stop staring at me" or "move over kid ya bother me" comments and not much more... of course there were exceptions... Keggers, Drags and dances come to mind... at those functions there was always a little more elbow rubbing as the saying goes... then there was "love"... and when I say Love I mean LUV L U V! One such occurrence comes to mind every time I have to change a tire... it seems that our own Jackson KEENEY ('65) was under control of his heart... yes I'm sure it was his heart at work and some Bomb-babes suggested that he let the air outa an "older" Bomber's tires... for the rest of the evening, Jackson dismounted each tire, in turn, took it to the gas station, re-filled it with air and remounted it... gee I hope he had an accurate torque wrench on him... Well, time to wish a great Bomber an HB so lemme get to it... met this guy and a number of his friends when they "relocated" from Cuba... glad they settled in Richland and we had the opportunity to become friends in a friendship which has lasted a VERY long time... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rafael ALCAZAR ('64) on your special day, September 19, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda FISHER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce KILLAND ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Portland - Vancouver Bomber Lunch Social JOIN US FOR A VISIT & LUNCH WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2016 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Warehouse 23 - on the Columbia River 100 Columbia Street - Vancouver, WA 98660 Located a few yards west of the I-5 bridge at the old Quay Restaurant Great lunch menu and atmosphere... Recently remodeled and under new ownership... ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are welcome. Please bring photos & yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. PLEASE RSVP to: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) ************************** NEXT Portland/Vancouver Area Party - MARK YOUR CALENDARS WHEN: Saturday - December 3 for lunch and Holiday Celebration at a private clubhouse in Salmon Creek, WA (North Vancouver). Watch for more information. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/21/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann CLATWORTHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Treasure ELDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ned BARKER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike WAGGONER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dean HEILING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob McCOULLOGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen ROW ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephen FORTE ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Ron HOLEMAN ('56) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charlotte NUGENT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy COPPINGER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni SHEPARD ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: JoAnne BUCHOLZ ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bert HAMMILL ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Amanda SCHMOKER ('03) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) My apologies to all. If I had been more awake, I would have gotten this in on time and yesterday's edition would not have been a "NOT". There is also a very big "mia culpa" to two Bomber Babes, neither of which can I afford to have them think ill of me. Hey, I went to school with both of them. I know I had a class with one, not too certain about the other. But we all made it to the finish line together (alphabetic order not withstanding). I really don't like to miss such a "daily double". A double tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" shout is in the late winds for Ann CLATWORTHY and Treasure ELDER (both '54). Hope this makes it all the way to ol' Virginny and Californy. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Oktoberfest has concluded, fall begun and the leaves on the walnut tree are beginning to turn. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ron HOLEMAN ('56) WHAT: Club 40 Fall Board of Directors Meeting WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016 WHERE: Lounge at the Red Lion (Hanford House) on GWWay TIME: 1:00 PM Any Club 40 member and other Col-Hi/Richland High School graduates interested in learning more about Club 40 are welcome to attend the Board meeting as well. Bomber Cheers, -Ron HOLEMAN ('56) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/23/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George ZIELINSKI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Loren HOLLOWAY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen STRAND ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert POSENAUER ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the daring young man OK kids... this is a first for me... since I wasn't doin' all that well with my yellow stickie I am making a first attempt without a net... so when I get back to my cheat sheet and prepare my new stickie I sure hope I don't find a mistake... today I got 2 '65ers and a '65er frequent flyer on accounta he's got close famblie ties to that class... that comes from his early dayz as a troller extraordinaire back inna day and his prowess in convincing a sweet young thing that he was, in fact, as cute in person as in his pictures... he shares his date and to some extent, an affliction (tho he survived thank God) with a '65er who is "gone" but certainly not forgotten... this guy remained the spitting image of his much younger self until cancer changed alla that... but even then he never lost that certain charm that remains legend to this day... in fact he had such charm that he managed to have two "don't-die-before-your-party parties"... We threw the first one shortly after he became seriously ill... however, when he managed to hang on for another 8 years, he figured he'd get another... no, no I said... one to a customer... so he threw his own shortly before he passed... pretty slick if ya ask me... and finally... a guy I am pretty sure I have not seen since grageashun... now if he was at our 50 year reunion... I owe him an apology but I'm pretty sure he wasn't... soooooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim "Jimbeaux" HAMILTON ('63), Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) and George ZIELINSKI ('65) on your special day, September 23, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/24/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roy CROSS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andi BISCHOFF ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dina SPANJER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John RECK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rene NOWAKOWSKI ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Alan LOBDELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron FRYMIER ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: the hits keep coming I gotta kick outa Jimbeaux ('63) posting a picture of himself having a beer exactly 50 years after his first legal one in Richland... it just dawned on me I have no idea where my first "legal" beer was... I turned 21 in Vietnam so maybe I had my first legal beer in Sydney, Australia, while on R&R... good question... I almost had a similar experience this afternoon at lunch... I ordered some fried shrimp and noticed that under the shrimp on the menu it said "add 24 oz. Pacifico for $5.00"... I stupidly asked the lady if that was like an upgrade (thinking pacifico was a kind of shrimp)... she confirmed it was and in a few minutes I was sitting red faced with a frothing glass of Pacifico in front of me... I explained my ignorance and of course offered to pay for the "Pacifico" having learned to confirm we are talking apples and apples next time... now the reason for my ignorance is that I have not kept track of the "new" drinks in what now begins to amount to many years... it was not always that way... I recall as tho it was yesterday sitting at lunch the first afternoon of the '65ers 25 year reunion with about 15 other '65ers and Steve SIMPSON ('65-RIP) asking why I wasn't drinking... I responded that I wasn't drinking any longer and at the same moment there was a loud sound, such as the intake of a huge breath at the same moment, followed by a very loud "Thank God" from the group... but this ain't 'bout no beer today... this is about another Bomber Buddy celebrating yet another birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Roy CROSS ('65) on your special day, September 24, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann LINK ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Hector ALVAREZ ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim PARVIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy NELSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard McALLISTER ('69) BOMBER/BULLDOG ANNIVERSARY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) Armand Loiseau ('53 Bulldog) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: First legal drink The recent entries about having a first "legal" drink brings back an old memory. I had joined the Coast Guard in early 1952, having graduated from Col-Hi mid term in January - age 17. I turned 18 that spring, somewhere at sea between San Francisco and Hawaii. That summer I was transferred to radio operator school in Connecticut, and in the fall took my 1st weekend liberty to New York City and stayed at the YMCA in the city center. The legal drinking age in New York was 18 - changed some years later to 21. I was a "movie buff" as a teenager, and vaguely remembered a scene in the Men's Bar of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. So on Saturday afternoon I found my way to the hotel, wearing (of course) my sailor uniform - bell bottom pants, white hat. The decor inside was, I recall, impressive and ornate. It seemed to me that I drew some curious appraisals from a number of people. The Men's Bar was nearly empty - several male customers - a bar tender with greying hair wearing a white dinner jacket and black bow tie. I sidled up to the bar with what I hoped was worldly casualness (and certainly failed), and the bartender asked, "What will you have, sir?" I stammered, unsure what to order... he smoothly suggested a "gin rickey" as being a good choice for a warm afternoon, and I gratefully nodded an assent. I sipped my drink, feeling awkward and juvenile, and paid for it (gulp! - that fractured my meager budget!) - but I think I managed a swagger on my way out. Still, it is great memory, and I enjoyed several great weekends in the "Big Apple' seeing several great Broadway shows ("Sound of Music" was one) and a number of great entertainers (Dorsey band, Ella Fitzgerald and others). Ah, those were the days!!!! -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in cool sunny Richland enjoying the onset of the fall season ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: My famblie yeah yeah I know I repeat myself... over and over sometimes... I tell people who ask about our little community that growing up in Richland, it was more like have a full town of famblie rather than neighbors... if one kid gets cut we all bleed and anybody's mom or dad could grab us by the back a the shirt if we misbehaved... now the summer before 7th grade is a most memorable one for me... not just cuz Terry DAVIS ('65) and I bleached our hair and eventually hadda have Brian JOHNSON ('65) cut it all off but because it was the real beginning of that good ol' "boy/girl stuff"... oh we had dabbled to be sure... boys sitting in one row at the Uptown and girls sitting in another, but this year was an entire summer of LUV... now I was locked in my room every morning with Ivanhoe and Tom Sawyer... neither of which I have ever read... at noon I was free... over to the Parkers' ('58, '60. '63-RIP and '65)... we had the basement all to ourselves so long as we didn't venture upstairs... now in 7th grade, the last of the diehards still had DAs... I couldn't wear the "ivy-league" without resorting to the Bobby IRWIN ('62-RIP) can a crisco... my hair just would not lie down... so that year, my dad, being nobody's fool figured he get that little Parker girl (teen age girls all look alike ya know) to convince me to let him cut my hair... my father's hair cuts were all the same... high and tight with a little woodie woodpecker thing on top... He called and offered Bethie (wrong Parker, Pop) a buck to convince me to cut my hair... we all had a good laugh over that one... now this summer, just before the car parade, Rosalie LANSING ('63) called... I figured she couldn't come or would be late: "David... I have some sad news... " of course the sad news was that Bethie had passed... as with all other aspects of Bomberdom... one loss is everyones' loss... Today, I shout HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ann LINK ('63), Beth PARKER ('63-RIP) and Hector ALVAREZ ('64) on your special day, September 25, 2016! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff todaoy: Mike CLOWES ('54) Bill MEYER ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat UPSON ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Helen & Carol EVANS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shisla ANDREWS ('66) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Larry HARROLD & Lois WEYERTS ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Today we celebrate the wedding of two younger Bombers. They were nice kids back in the day; and even nicer persons today. In fact he was one of the refiners of the Club 40 scholarship program, and did an outstanding job of it. She, on the other hand, has done too many things to mention here. Let's have a "Happy Anniversary!" shout for Lois WEYERTS and Larry HARROLD (both '56) on this joyous occasion. I hope Larry will take her some where other than Tasty Freeze for dinner tonight. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are enjoying a spurt of summer-like weather. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill MEYER ('58) Re: Jerry IRWIN ('58s-RIP) Memorial Service Jerry passed in his sleep on September 9, 2016, from having suffered a massive stroke on January 24, 2014. Jerry's Memorial service will be held at the Bethel Church on Keene Rd in Richland, on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The time is 1:30 PM and there will be a reception to follow. -Bill MEYER ('58) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CROSE ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve JOHNSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andy MILLER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Just got home from my third cruise to Alaska via Holland Cruise Lines. It was a great trip other than a bad toothache the first two days. Went to the ship's doctor and got pain meds and an antibiotic. Heading to the dentist tomorrow morning. Anyways I was surprised when the headliner for one of the nights entertainment was Brad UPTON ('74), a graduate of Columbia High. I had seen him a couple of years ago when he played in Lincoln City At Chinook Winds Casino. I totally enjoy his shows since he leans towards the senior crowd and keeps it pretty clean! Said "hello" to him after the show as many of the audience told him how they really enjoyed the show!! He said to tell all the Bombers "Hi" if I put something in the Sandstorm. Well, it"s back to Girl Scouts and my women's group Beta Sigma Phi... Bomber cheers :) -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ Lincoln City, OR ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Barbara SESLAR ('60) Tom HEMPHILL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim JENSEN ('50) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn GULLEY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Toni HAUSENBUILLER ('98) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Mike HOGAN & Lori SIMPSON ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Boy! If it ain't one birthday, it's another. If it is a fellow classmate, it really helps. I think I knew her way back when. Then, she is much younger than I, as this is only her 22nd. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie, and a "Happy Birthday!" to Marilyn GULLEY ('54) Hope the day treats you real good. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where fall weather has returned after a 90 degree Monday. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2016 TIME: 11:30am 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: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: LUNCH NOTICE REMINDER... COMING UP THIS SATURDAY... WHAT: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Lunch Social WHEN: Saturday, October 1 TIME: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM WHERE: Warehouse 23 ? on the Columbia River 100 Columbia Street - Vancouver, WA Located a few yards west of the I-5 bridge at the old Quay restaurant. Great lunch menu and atmosphere. Recently remodeled and under new ownership ALL Bombers and their friends and family members are Welcome. Please bring photos & yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. Your lunch is your choice off of the regular menu. ======================== MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Saturday December 3 for lunch and Holiday Celebration at a private clubhouse in Salmon Creek, WA (North Vancouver) PLEASE RSVP to: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) and Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63 -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay MITCHELL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GARDINER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donnie GESTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HOWARD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Have you really noticed the lessening amount of daylight these days? Has nothing to do with honoring an older Bomber Babe's birthday. I did know her from way back then. We even had a class together. I doubt if she even spoke to me; her being a Senior and me a nothing southmore. But we were in the same room at the same time so that's gotta count for something. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" for Kay MITCHELL ('52) on the occasion of her 26th birthday. Stay young. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR being thankful that the Saturday Portland Bomber lunch is inside ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: great memories Every now and then someone asks if I would move back to Richland... while Richland contains and is the subject of most all of the memories of my first 19 years of life, Richland is not the same as it was during those first 19 years... an example using Las Vegas may explain... When I first got to Vegas, it was just about as close to Richland as one could get... the Mormon population was larger and the Mafia population was certainly much larger, but the feel of the town was much the same. We grew up inna "company" town where true crime was scarce... the same was true for Vegas, "Mafia" town began at Sahara, which was and continues to be in the county... there was an unwritten agreement that this town would be pretty much "crime-free"... sure sure if you pass a law requiring a permit to carry a concealed weapon one can create "crime" over night... my buddy the Sheriff's brother did just that so that Tony Spilotro couldn't carry a gun... uh huh... I mean muggings, robberies, shootings etc... the town was virtually crime free in that sense much like Richland... if you went to an event... any event, you knew almost everyone there... there came a time when that was no longer true... I remember the nite one of my law partners turned to me after a show and said: "remember when we knew everyone in town?... I didn't see a single soul I knew tonight"... Used to be I could go home and the very first person I ran into was JoAnn BUSHNELL ('65)... it never failed... now I hit town and I have to look people up... for the most part, the only people I know are the people I am with and maybe... just maybe another couple or two... but that's it... so my memories... my very best memories are of Richland (now let's not go saying... oh yeah what about your daughter's birth... you know what I mean)... no matter anything else, Richland is love to me... who cares about the punches in the mouth... the "turn in your Books, Rivers"... the "broken hearts"... none of the so called "bad stuff" in life compares to my wonderful memories which do not take place in a vacuum, but are filled with Bomber-babes and guys... all my memories concern and contain you guys! Today's b-day guy is one of those memories. He was older and had it all going for him... looks and skill... he was a cool guy and I used to watch him and his pals on the playground at Spalding when school grounds were still for community use... he along with others were my early heroes and they remain my heroes to this very day... just because I know him well enough to give him shit doesn't mean I don't still think he's cooler than cool... Just like other guys one of whom we lost recently... I have searched for the picture of Jerry IRWIN ('58-RIP) doing the bop at R2K but just can't find it/..and no it would be a lie to say I'll ever get my pictures organized so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jack GARDINER (61) on your special day, September 29, 2016... talk to ya tomorrow unless some buncha girls take you out as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 09/30/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Floyd MELTON ('57) Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Millie BRESINA ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita DIDWAY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tami SCHUCHART ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike BECHARD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is the last entry for this month, I can promise you that. With regards to the Junior Gyrene's ('65) woe begotten tale of how things have changed; I just remember that someone famous said: "You can't go home again." Of course you can go back to the old home town, but it will never be the same as it was when you left. Some of the people you knew back then, and even went to school with may still be there, but they don't always want to come out and play. Not even hardly fair. But on to brighter things; like the 22nd birthday of a Bomber Babe I went to school with. She is another one that I can recall, but I'm not sure how. Don't think we had any classes together; not unless she like study hall as much as I did. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" is in order for Millie BRESINA ('54). Just keep on having them and all will be right with the world. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are promising the return of rain for the week end. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Richland To: David RIVERS ('65) I am with you David, Richland is memories and there is very little the same as it was back in the day and my day is a bit earlier than your day. You have many friends from your days that you still associate with, I have but two or three from my days, because my life style changed dramatically a few years after graduation. When I got back from my short term in the Army all my friends had gone their own way and I lost contact with them and to this day I do not know where most are. But the memories of my many years in Richland will never dim, it was just fun living and growing up there. One could go anywhere any time of the day or night and feel secure, well that is not really true because I never felt any fear daytime or nighttime so feeling secure was not an item in my life. The only thing I had to worry about was my folks finding out some of the crazy things my friends and I did. Now I go there and most of the town reminds me of a slum area, I look at my folks' home and it is sad, the home we raised our 6 children in is still in a good neighborhood but how long will that last as all the new is in West Richland where it is booming. It is just sad for me to witness the Richland proper changes. The days of cruising around Uptown are gone, you do not see Bomber Babes strolling around and making the boys go nuts like in the old days. You don't see the youth out playing baseball in the fields, or football, marbles, or soccer like in the old days but then again you do not see that most places one goes now. Everyone is looking down into a gadget of one kind or another not noticing anyone else around let alone communicating one with another. Where else in the world would the police come with a new police vehicle wanting to go to the Bypass and drag race you just to see if they could win and always tell you, you can't out run the radio when you beat them soundly. I go places now where homes and businesses are and remember that is where we shot jack rabbits or target practiced but the memories are there and that is what counts. Are we just becoming old nostalgic people and not looking to the future for adventure and even better memories? Well I have rambled on long enough and said very little but Richland was the place especially in the '40s and '50s for me and then from the '60s to 2003 when I move on. -Floyd MELTON ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) Re: Richland now vs "back in the day" David RIVERS' ('65) post of 9/29 really spoke to me. I LOVED growing up in Richland. Yes, I guess the government pretty much ran our town & our lives, but in a safe-feeling, good way... at least it seemed so to me. I have friends who live there still, and a son, daughter-in- law and toddler grandson. I love to see them. But I can hardly bear going back there to visit. "The thrill is gone", as BB King would say/sing. It's just another place, with enough resemblance to a place that I loved to make me feel sad for all of value that has been lost there through the years. Much of it has been replaced by things tawdry and shallow, it seems. It's over a year since I was widowed, and friends have begun to ask me if I am ready to start to "date" again. Every time I think of that, I try to imagine really communicating how much of who I am is seated in where and therefore HOW I was raised. How would one ever explain what it is to be from Richland to someone who isn't? Surreal concept. My thoughts. Yours? -Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` August, 2016 ~ October, 2016