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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff today: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Rex HUNT ('53) Marilynn WORKING ('54), Dan HAGGARD ('57) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Linda REINING ('64) Dwight CAREY ('68), Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann BISHOP ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane LEE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kevin KELLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis MAFFEI ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra ELLIOTT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John MOSLEY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen FULCHER ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Moving back home I have been back in the Tri Cities for a little over 5 years now and, yes, it is much different than when I grew up in the '40s and '50s, but it is still "home." I marvel at what has been built where I used to hunt jack rabbits; where I used to explore old buildings; where I used to skinny-dip; where I did a lot of things that young boys find themselves involved with. I remember when Truman Fergin, the son of the school superintendent, and I found a dead muskrat and Truman picked it up and the next day was pushing a cart around to all the classrooms at Lewis and Clark with the muskrat on it and he explained all the details about a muskrat and its habits. I didn't know he knew anything about them. I just thought he would be in big trouble for picking up that dead thing. And I have driven by the very spot from where he picked it up many times over these last 5 years. If people want to know what it was like growing up in Richland back in those days; Jim WATTS; ('54) book, "The Animal" depicts a lot of vignettes that I'm sure many people of that age can remember. It is certainly a window into our world of that time. It is very useful to enlighten younger generations. I loaned my copy to someone and I don't remember who. If you have it, please bring it back to me. -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Nostalgia Looking back? Look not backward in anger, Nor forward in Fear, But around in awareness! -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from lovely downtown Hanford, CA where the temps are down to 96 today! Not ready for the chill factor. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) She doesn't want a lot of attention brought to her, but Gloria has given me permission to let all her classmates know of her accident!! Gloria fell down some stairs at her home on September 10th and shattered her right arm between the elbow and shoulder. She had surgery at Yakima Medical Center on Tuesday, September 13th. (this is why we missed her at our 80th birthday party!!) This week, on September 28th, she was moved to the Richland Rehab Center at 1745 Pike Avenue, Richland, WA 99354. She is doing well and will be there for a while to recuperate and heal. Her 2 daughters live in the Tri-Cities, so it is convenient for them to keep an eye on her, too. I visited Gloria today (Friday) and she is still in a lot of pain but alert and cheery. I didn't stay long as not to tire her out more, but I did ask her if it was okay if I notified our classmates and friends of her condition and what happened to her. I also spoke with her daughter and met her granddaughter and great grandson who were visiting. Please send Gloria a card and wish her well. Her husband, Clarence FULCHER ('51), is being taken care of by her son and seems to be doing okay. He is not aware of what happened. -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco In a cooling down Tri-Cities. Not looking forward to the cold weather!! Rain will be welcomed, tho!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dan HAGGARD ('57) WHAT: Class of 1957 ~ 60 Year Reunion WHEN: September 8, 9, and 10, 2017 (yes, NEXT year) WHERE: Red Lion (Hanford House) Richland with Club 40 on Friday and Saturday Evenings Saturday from Noon to 3pm at the Community Center Riverview Room, Howard Amon Park, for a get together with light snacks and group picture at 2pm. Sunday no host Picnic/Social from 11am until 3pm More information to follow. -Dan HAGGARD ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Nostalgia just isn't what it used to be! or, You can't go back. The whole Tri-Cities has changed dramatically since I moved to Richland in 1961. At that time it had not been that long since the government had sold the town. It seemed that everyone who had recently bought a house was remodeling them-- trying to make them look different than the rest of them. There were three areas on new housing being built. One just after you pulled off the bypass and on to Thayer, one on the North side of Van Giesen near the bypass, and then the "Doctor's houses" on the North side along the river. Got out of the Navy in 1972 and there was a big push building reactors and other projects. New houses being built all over the Tri- Cities. Then in late '70s we decided we did not like nuclear and threw away all that money and effort. I went from being a mechanical designer to a pizza driver. I drove all over Richland delivering pizzas and it seemed that every block had at least two houses with a "for sale" sign in the weed patch that used to be a yard and the areas of alphabet houses started to look like a slum. About 1990 they started big push for nuclear clean-up and there was a housing boom again. People moved into the original part of town and fixed up the houses, but over time I guess those people moved out to newer houses being built and the old part of town is looking a bit run down again. In 1973 or '74 a very young couple bought an "F" house just around the corner from us and in a few years he somehow had a feeling it was time to sell; which he did and went back to renting just before the housing crash. Then a few years later when the prices were low bought a really nice house near Jason Lee. I did know just at the beginning of the housing boom comeback it was time to buy, but by that time had spent what I had saved up for buying a house. Two or three months ago I watched "The Next Voice You Hear" with James Whitmore and Nancy Davis Reagan and thought the filming of the houses looked just like the neighborhood of an Aunt and Uncle of mine who lived in Fullerton, CA. I thought that would make sense to pick a neighborhood in the burbs near Hollywood for outside shots would save a lot of money. Just to satisfy my curiosity I checked the Internet Movie Database thinking I would just find a town, but they gave a street address "4233 Le Bourget Avenue, Culver City, California, USA." This really peaked my curiosity and I wondered how much it had changed so I looked up Google maps street view. The movie had been released in 1950 and the shot at Google street view in 2016 so that is 66 years and I was totally blown away! In all those years hardly anything had changed! The house where the family lived has shutters on both front windows instead of one. Shrubs seem the same only taller on one side. They are different on the other side and what I think must be a mailbox is standing next to the steps. A couple fixtures on the door are different and the house number looks different. Even the driveway where James Whitmore keeps backing out at a high rate of speed almost hitting guys in cars and cops on motorcycles is the same. It has two strips on concrete, one for wheels on each side. I bet there is not one in a thousand like it, but at the sidewalk they come together like little triangles, then on the other side of sidewalk is grass, there concrete fans out to the street. I have never seen that before and they didn't even widen the street in 66 years. One thing I don't understand is there are four front steps, the second and third are not as wide as the others leaving a gap on each side. Was this done for shrubs? I think it would be a safety hazard, someone might make one step on the side, then another and there is no step there. That is something I would have changed a long time ago. I am including a link to the Google street view photo so you can look at and understand what I am saying--'cause I am not sure I would. Movie shooting location. Not only was the house where they ware supposedly living not changed much, but I spent a lot of time moving the Google maps photo around and playing the movie back and forth and studied the two houses on the left and the two on the right and they were also very little changed, maybe a bay window here and some different shrubbery, just little things. Re: Alley Oop, the time traveling caveman I was surprised to learn that Alley Oop was unknown in the Tri-Cities when the song came out. I lived in Milton-Freewater when the song came out where people read the Walla Walla Union Bulletin and it carried the comic strip so I was aware of Alley Oop and remember seeing him both riding dinosaurs and wearing a business suit although it was not a comic strip I read. I did see a video clip of a scientist inventing a time machine and transported a very surprised Alley and his girlfriend to modern times. Dick Clark used to have a radio show on Saturdays called, I think, "Rock, Roll & Remember." If I couldn't listen I would tape it on a reel-to-reel tape deck. He had one he called "The Shooting Stars," today they are usually referred to as "One Hit Wonders." I liked that one so well I saved the tape and later transferred it to a cassette. Have not seen that tape in years but am sure I still have it. Anyway, I think that was where he said he had the Hollywood Argyles on Bandstand and it was really hated; nobody liked that song, then it went on to become a number one hit. Dan HOOPER ('64-RIP) told me when the song was popular he was called "Danny Hoop," and/or was it "Danny Hoop-Hoop... Hoop... Hoop-Hoop." -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Richland Memories I miss the "old Richland" that I grew up with, in the '50s and '60s. It isn't the same town anymore. Last time I was there I drove around to the houses that I lived in (the 3-bedroom prefab on Rossell... that entire area is so run down; the 3-bedroom Ranch on Elm... that area is still pretty good; was really sad to drive by what was my grandmother's 2-bedroom prefab on Winslow and see how badly that area has "gone down the tubes"... what was her house is in need of repairs and the front yard was full of cars... have great memories of happy times at her house and was sad to see it so run down). I know we can't stop progress, but it just seems so sad to see the changes. I left Richland in '66... once you move away, I don't think you can ever really go back. I still have family in the Tri-Cities, so I will always visit, but it isn't "home" anymore and that makes me wish for "the old days". -Linda REINING ('64) ~ loving life in Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dwight CAREY ('68) Re: Richland now vs "back in the day" David RIVERS ('65), Love Your Memories... If we didn't have memories... we'd lose so much. I agree with the responses, as well... So, I went driving by our old home... The one we grew up in and learned how to "Properly" ride behind the mosquito sprayer... . So deep in the fog your parents couldn't see who it was (well, hardly)... The neighborhoods are different now, for sure... . But far from in any dire straits... . 2-bedroom prefabs... the 1943 "temporary" housing... are going for over $120K on the market for less than 5 days. SO... the pride of ownership is poking its head back out, and every neighborhood is rebounding. Our memories are from a town with all new houses, hellacious wind storms, new trees, and a "Provider" that would bring furniture around to us on the back of trucks... Everyone got 1 of this, 2 of this... I remember digging holes for two Sycamore Trees, and planting them a couple days later when they were delivered... some of those trees are now 100' tall. Those were the days of party-line telephones, no computers, no cell phones... just the street lights to guide you... really... We loved it, and the tales of growing up there will fill several books. I'm sure you've started yours by copying all your old Sandstorm entries. And yes, there are new memories being made as we speak... . Somewhat different than ours, but related to growing up in Richland, just the same!! Those original Richland kids are now parents and grandparents, and are influential in much the same way our parents were with us. Very unique, and very different from every other place in this great country!! -Dwight CAREY ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthday Boy Happy Birthday to one of my long time buds on his special day. A Chief Jo, (9th grade only) Col-Hi alum, an Army vet, a Coast Guard vet, a hunting and fishing buddy, a big Happy Birthday to John MOSLEY ('71) on October 1st. Hope it's a good one!!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in unseasonably cool Plano, TX where, yes, the dove hunting is still great! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Jim WATTS ('54) Margaret EHRIG ('61) Carol CONVERSE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay CONRAD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl KELLER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Beth BENNETT ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: My Book, "The Animal" Re: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Maren . . . Tell Curt that whoever didn't give him back the book I wrote, "The Animal", if he doesn't get it back, I'll give him another one. -Jim WATTS ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Judy WILLOX ('61) Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch ~ aka Patti's All Bomber Lunch Now that summer is over, our summer travels have been completed, and the kids are back in school, we hope more of you will turn out for our monthly get-together. We have missed you. We will be meeting as usual at JD Diner in West Richland but it has changed hands so a few things have changed. Last month there was some discussion as to trying some place different. Please come this month so your voice can be heard as we continue to discuss the topic. WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016 (always 2nd Saturday) TIME: We gather about noon or 12:30 WHERE: JD DINER, 3790 West Van Giesen, West Richland (Second building on the right after crossing the Yakima River Bridge.) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Judy WILLOX ('61) -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) -Betti AVANT ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Richland Memories I have so many memories of growing up in Richland. Lots of highlights from before grade school, going to Lewis & Clark in grade school, 7th grade in Chief Jo, 8th & 9th grades in Carmichael and, of course Columbia High. My clearest highlights from grade school are: I was walking home for lunch and some boy in an enclosed fence wanted me to come closer. When I got to the fence, he punched me in the nose. I was shocked! Never did tell my folks nor figured out who he was or why he punched me. but I can see it like it was yesterday. I was probably in 2nd or 3rd grade. In 6th grade a girlfriend andI were crossing on the monkey bars. She slipped and fell. She landed full force onto her outstretched hand. Back in the day, playground equipment had concrete to land on. Anyway, I ran to her to see her arm bone sticking out (compound fracture). I remembered what we learned in Girl Scouts about the different bone fractures. I very gently held her arm in my arm to support it and went to the principal's office. I got to be able to go to the hospital with her. There's no way I would be able to go in this day and age. I don't remember if my mom was called to let her know or not. Another one from school was trying to reach the heavens swinging. Higher and higher! What fun that was and very dangerous probably. The old high school... that was fun to sit on the steps during lunch hour. I had dreams about a bunch of people in the school and getting lost. We walked everywhere. I never even thought about asking my mom to drive me places. So much fun to run into friends wherever you went. Usually didn't have a time to be home. I just knew. So many more memories that will last a life time. Things have changed so much. I was always so surprised at the changes each time we came back for our class reunions. Not so much in Richland, but out where the mall is. Before coming back 'home', we lived in Wenatchee and Northern CA. Was gone for 20 some years. The one thing that upset me the most was when they tore down the Recreation center in Richland. I don't remember the exact name. So so many memories in that building... so many activities with our Girl Scout troup, watching the boys play pool, taking classes, our Senior Party was there. And what about High Life [Hi-Spot?] on the weekend? So many classmates have moved back 'home'. I love reconnecting with friends and also making friends with the ones who I didn't really know all that well while in high school. Like others have commented... people outside of Richland/Tri-Cities just don't get it. My 'away' friends feel rather envious of the close connection that is still present. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick a mile away from where we used to live for 15 of so years before moving to Wenatchee. It's the friends, not exactly the town I came back for. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/03/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Richard SWANSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat McLAUGHLIN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Katie RIGGINS ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shelly HILTY ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) I realize as we grow older we tend to forget or overlook things, like dates. You know, months, years, day of the week, etc. So, I guess that was why yesterday's edition was listed as 9/2/2016 as opposed to 10/2/2016. I don't think Maren has "fat fingers" like some of us guys. No, the Richland we knew as youths will never be the same. Just as the mid-west town featured in Booth Tarkington's "Penrod" series can never be. We see them all in memory whether real or imagined. I do remember semi-asphalt streets, few side walks and how easy it was to get to the Uptown Theater from the corner of Swift and Sanford. Probably couldn't to it today if I wanted to. The last time I was in Richland (Club 40 weekend) the town seemed dead. Sorta like the town in "High Noon" just before the train arrived. Yeah, there were people in the Spudnut Shop, and probably some in Denny's, but I didn't see anyone when I walked off two glazed and a maple bar. Nor were there any kids at the swimming pool. Guess everyone was inside watching something. 'Tis a shame. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where fall weather has finally arrived. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Richard SWANSON ('64) Re: Date on yesterday's Alumni Sandstorm Maybe that should read as 10/02/16? -Richard SWANSON ('64) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: loria DAVIS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teri CAWDREY ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim HUNTER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene STRAND ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Emily Pieracci ('98-HHS) ~ Tri-City Herald 10/3/16 "Former Richland woman makes difference through CDC" "When Emily Pieracci was growing up in the Tri- Cities, she loved animals and gravitated toward science. As an adult, she has taken those early interests and turned them into an extraordinary career - one that's sent her around the world and made an unquestionable difference. Pieracci works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and she's done everything from helping on the front lines of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone to combating rabies in Ethiopia and investigating monkey pox among chimpanzees in Cameroon. Pieracci is based in Atlanta, where the CDC has its headquarters. She grew up in Richland and graduated from Hanford High School in 1998. She attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco through Running Start, and went on to Western Washington University, where she studied history and psychology. After graduation, Pieracci spent time working at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute at Central Washington University. Eventually, veterinary medicine called, and she earned her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Washington State University in 2009." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) As one of the younger alumni, I have to say that many of the Richland experiences that have been shared here extended into the 1970s and early 1980s as well. Here are a few of my childhood memories: Walking barefoot (over scorching hot pavement on the way home - we walked on the white lines at crosswalks to keep from burning our feet) to the "Big Pool" (George Prout Memorial) on summertime mornings for swim lessons from Mrs. Roy (with her dark sunglasses and zinc-coated nose). Running through the cold shower bent over trying to keep our towel from getting wet, once we got there. Using the hard, crumbly red "float boards" which were great for splashing people or bonking them on the head. Getting nosebleeds from the chlorine in the water and having to lay down in the office with a cold cloth (I had massive nosebleeds as a child, some of which lasted hours, so I was used to it, but I was amused at how much concern it raised in others). Walking (yes, we also walked everywhere in the 1970s, until we got bicycles, and then we biked everywhere) to the Thriftway grocery store at Williams & Thayer, returning the large glass 7-Up bottles from the previous night's grownups- only card-playing party. While there, buying a bag of flour or whatever else my mom needed for some baking project. Then stopping at Pennywise for candy cigarettes, or those paper straws full of powdered sugar, plus getting the Bazooka Joe bubble gum just to read the comic, even though I couldn't blow bubbles. At that same shopping complex, getting my hair cut, followed by getting my neck and ears vacuumed off with an Airway Sanitizer cannister vacuum (I collected old vacuums when I was a kid and I had a couple of the same model at home). I can still feel the dusting attachment bristles on my neck and behind my ears! At the grocery store, begging my mom to buy me Mexican Jumping Beans (in those 1" square plastic boxes with a colored base and clear cover) which were on a cardboard display at the checkout. Special store treat: getting the small package of crackers and cheeze, which I think sold for around 15 cents when I was a kid. Visiting the Hanford Science Center in the Federal Building, and getting to use the radiation detectors to check the radiation levels of various objects, including that ceramic red Fiesta Ware which really sent the needle off the scale. Playing with the glove box manipulators to pick up and stack wooden letter blocks. Getting to take home an irradiated glass marble that had been turned dark brown. Walking down to the library for the kids' summer reading sessions, and trying to see how many books we could read over the summer. Then biking down there during high school, for homework and preparation for Mr. Blankenship's weekly "current events" oral presentations that we had to give in his government or social studies class (can't remember exactly what that class was called now). Going down to the Payless Drug Store and shopping for 1960s rock records (The Byrds, The Who, The Moody Blues, Cream, etc.) in the 99 cent bin - I still have all of those records too. I was too young to remember much of that music when it first came out, so it was really my first experience with it in the mid-1970s. Heck, I didn't even know that The Beatles had broken up (and that Walt Disney was dead) until the mid- 1970s!!! How did we survive pre-internet? Taking driver's education during the school year from Mr. Neidhold, especially using the simulator trailer outside the back of the high school on the west side, with the 1960s Plymouth dashboards. When I took the class in 1982, we just watched the movie and steered - none of the feedback recording system even worked (where it would record what each driver did on punch tape or something similar), and only one or two of the simulator positions still had working engine sound effects (and of course everybody wanted to sit at those!). Then driving over to the Kennewick Highlands to take the driver's ed test. I probably could still take you on that route today - I bet a lot of you could too! Backing around a corner? Parallel parking on that steep hill? Which way to turn the front wheels again? That had to be one of the most stress-inducing events of my teenage years. Going with my parents up to visit our (undeveloped) lots in West Richland to the south of Flattop along Bombing Range Road (that are now covered in houses - my parents sold them too early in the late 1970s for no gain). Seeing a mummified horse head out in the middle of the field grass there. There were still concrete bomb targets you could see in the 1970s. There was also a big gully that was filled with junk cars and old appliances, which was super fun for us kids to climb around and also used for target practice (and a trash dump) by others. Driving up to west of Columbia Center to get bales of straw from farmer John Gage (who they named Gage Blvd. after) in 1972, on the same day as President Nixon was visiting the 300 area (we were listening to it on KONA 710AM in the car). Having our wood utility trailer (with 1938 Ford front end chassis and wheels) come apart on the way home, with my dad rebuilding it with new plywood in the year following. Building a straw bale fort in the back yard and finding a real, live scorpion in the bales! With my dad, going to the old Richland Dump (with same utility trailer) just to the southwest of where the Knights of Columbus building is on the bypass highway, and running out into the garbage piles to retrieve treasures without attracting the attention of the resident junkman who didn't like people taking his stuff. Then, buying lawn mowers at the "new" Richland Dump (present location out on Highway 240) for $5 from the junk man and bringing them home and getting them running. I would pay for the mower with one lawn job, and after that, it was pure profit! I still dabble with lawn mowers and won't tell you how many of them I have ;) Delivering the Tri-City Herald after school every day, wearing my double-sided red and blue paperboy delivery bag (which drove local dogs crazy), walking around my two-block route. Getting up Sunday morning at 5am to stuff the comics (which were delivered in a separate bundle from the newspapers) into the newspapers on the front room floor, trying not to sneeze from my allergy to the colored ink). Having blackened fingers afterwards from touching the freshly-printed papers. Watching the 1950's-era lung extraction video in Mr. Piippo's health class at Chief Jo, with Mr. Piippo standing outside in the hallway because he apparently couldn't stand seeing that movie one more time. Taking combination wood/metal shop and crafts class at Chief Jo with Mr. Richards and Mr. (Steve) PIIPPO ('70). Driving out to the Island View Drive-In at the Richland Wye to see Star Trek II; the Wrath of Khan. Also seeing the x- rated circle theater drive-in (where the current Wal*Mart is off of Queensgate) as we left town for weekend trips over the mountains to visit the grandparents. That's probably long enough for now. I just wanted to point out that the good ol' days really didn't end with a bang, they faded out gradually. So even though I am a lot younger than some of you, I can relate with your experiences very well as I experienced many of them in the 1970s and even into the 1980s. I usually come back to Richland for the annual Sausagefest at Christ the King school, and I was there a few weeks ago. It is sad how run-down my old neighborhood is, now that it is primarily rentals and all of the original homeowners have passed away. My dad still owns one house on "doctor's row" up on Harris just south of the water treatment plant that he stays in for a week or two every month, and that's where we stay when we come to town. Those homes seemed like palatial mansions where the "rich people" lived when we were kids, and now they are just 50-year-old houses (many of which I prefer, architecturally-speaking, to the McMansions of today). Oh, if you want to see some of my wood shop class work from 1977 that is still on public display in Richland, look at the house numbers on the 'B' duplex at 1512 - 1514 Stevens (Google street view works as well, for you out-of-towners). Those numbers will turn 40 next year! It seems like yesterday when I cut them out of 1" thick pine on the band saw and painted them white. That used to be one of my dad's rental units (I was chief drain-unclogger, toilet-fixer, and outlet replacer), and I believe that those numbers replaced the original painted steel address number signs that were originally installed on the house during the 1940s (I'm not sure if any homes in Richland still have those original signs on them or not). It's been 21 years since I left Richland for the wet side of the state where all of my siblings also live, but I would like to move back some day. It is so quite and peaceful when compared to the Seattle area (excluding Columbia Center and Road 68 traffic!). -John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/05/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Bill SCOTT ('64) Ken STALEY ('68), Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan BONDURANT ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gina WILLIAMS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Christy WEIGGANDS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi WARD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It's not often that I hit the daily-double in Bomber Babe birthdays. I will try to contain my exuberance on this occasion. But I did go to school with them; even worked at the North Star Theater with one (probably not at the same time as I was the assistant night janitor). But I did know them and have talked to both of them at class reunions and the like. With that being said; a double tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a double "Happy Birthday!" shout out to Jan BONDURANT ('54) and Gina WILLIAMS ('54). Hey, they are almost sisters as they share the same birthday, but not the same mother and father. For you younger Bombers, too bad you missed Saturday matinees at the Village Theater; 3-D movies at the Richland Theater and the first Cinemascope movies at the Uptown Theater. I will not mention the long waits in line at the small swimming pool in what is now Howard Amon Park. When they did let you in it was for an hour at the most. If you wanted to swim some more, back to the end of the line. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR still recovering from the Bomber Lunch last Saturday. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Another round of Richland nostalgia I see we have another round of nostalgia for Richland's early days now. And why not? It's worth longing for. It took me a long time out in the world to realize how special and unique an upbringing us boomers had there. Most kids aren't together from kindergarten through 12th grade. A lot of us were, which is probably why we have such good attendance at the reunions. We're "family", with a story no one else can tell, except for possibly Oak Ridge, Tennessee. I left Richland for good when I graduated from college in 1968, and I've long said the only way I'll ever go back is in an urn destined for Einan's. But what a place to grow up! Steady employment for our parents, crime virtually nonexistent, no homeless wandering around - it was Norman Rockwell's America, Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood, and every other fictional utopian small town you can imagine. But it was real. How lucky we were. Note to John Paul Panesko ('83 and '84) re original house numbers: There is still a "B" duplex at 1426 Mahan (My wife Cherrie's original house) with the old gummint issue house numbers; I suspect there are others. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ~ from beautiful Sherwood, Oregon where the trees are on fire with fall colors. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Good News! Over the past 10 years, I've seen more than 30 of my short stories appear in press. Monday I received word that one of my pieces will be reprinted in an anthology before the first of the year. Watch this space for more information. -Ken STALEY ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary TURNER ('71) Re: 10/4 entry from John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 and '84) Great stuff yesterday from JP PANESKO... nice to see an entry from someone who doesn't make me feel like a "youngster." I would like to see more stuff from some younger Bombers... we have a certain reference point from our high school years and everything that has happened since is categorized as change when it is really just evolution. We forget that also applies to those who came long after us. Whoever said the only constant is change was certainly correct. -Gary TURNER ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/06/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) Pam DeVRIES ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary COLLINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Harvey Hershel IRBY, Jr. ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Willie MITCHELL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam PYLE ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: John Paul "JP" PANESKO ('83 & '84) Re: Great Post "JP" from Wetter Washington I mean Western Washington. We need more from you younger Bombers. Maybe you could turn your wet-side siblings on to the Sandstorm, or maybe some other classmates you grew up with. Seems it was not uncommon to have a Sandstorm with fifteen or more entries. Now we seldom have more than five or six. I think I am running out of things to say. If there were more posting on the Sandstorm might trigger something else for me to post. Learned something new from your post. I did not know that President Nixon had visited the 300 area in 1972, I was outta town most of 1972 visiting Vietnam for the last time. Some of the nostalgia posted I don't remember because we didn't move here until summer of 1961, but I still like to hear about it. Except for two years at WSU and time in the Navy I stayed in Richland until 1992 and moved from a "B" house to an apartment in Kennewick. By that time I was getting tired of living in the Tri-Cities because it was getting too big for me. I am a small town kinda guy having gone to grade school in a town with population of about 800, and Jr. High through Freshman high school actually about three miles out of another town. I like visiting Seattle and Portland, but I sure would not want to live there. I had been thinking all along I would stay in that apartment, then retire and buy a house in some small town. However, my wife wasn't going to hear of it and when they raised my rent by $150 and I said, "If I'm going to be making a house payment, I might as well be buying a house." Actually, unless there were two of them, that X-rated circle drive-in was on Keene Rd not far from the new Yoke's store. Wife's cousin built a house on the hill just across the road from it. Was still there but may have no longer been open for business and shortly after building the house they moved the road to where it ran through it. Seems like in those days the two main ways to leave Richland heading west were to go to the Richland Wye, turn, and head out that way or by going through West Richland. Those two roads joined near Benton City. Re: The Duke and his Oscar In the May 28, 2016, Alumni Sandstorm I wrote of a skit I had seen I thought on "The Carol Burnett Show" where John Wayne and Lee Marvin on the trail bedding down with their Oscars. Well, I found it. It wasn't Carol Burnett; it was a tribute to John Wayne. Lee Marvin was in the skit, but the Duke was played by another actor -- John Wayne was however in the audience. Re: Lowell Thomas (Sr. & Jr.) High Adventure to Tibet In the October 20, 2009, Alumni Sandstorm I mentioned in the '50s watching on that new-fangled thing called television Lowell Thomas and his son about their journey to Tibet in 1949 being the first two westerners invited there. Finally, someone posted it on YouTube. Used to watch programs like "Bold Journey" and "I Search For Adventure" and read books to learn more about those far away and exotic places I was going to visit. What happened? Well... I did get to "The Enchanted Tiki Room" at Disneyland. On the return trip an accident with a horse shattered Lowell Thomas senior's hip in eight places. His son rigged up a litter and two teams of porters carried him out for 25 days. His hip was put back together, but made me think of the improvements in medicine; now days they would just replace the hip. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bomber tattoos OK boyz 'n' girls... pop quiz... how many of you have Bomber tattoos? Now being all young and cute and seemingly innocent I can tell ya I've been flashed many a tattooed gam from Bomber-babes with Bomber tattoos... being a total gentleman I am loathe to give names but you babes know who you are... there are also several Bomber guys who I would not have taken for canvas, but some have fooled me with their Bomber tats... One ('61) keeps giving one of his buddies ('61) crap about not having our school displayed on his bod... but the other guy reminds him that he already has around 27-29 (I'm pretty sure it's an odd number which means it is prolly 26) works of art displayed... I have very fleetingly thought of having the one on my right leg redone like the one Uncle Burt ('59) has on his shoulder, but the memory of the artist and the circumstances of its acquisition are too special to deface it... now it's not the balanced artwork we normally think of... it was an off-handed sketch... I think when Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) and I decided to go get tattooed, we figured the kid at the shop would be familiar with the artwork... WRONG... so it's a little lop-sided and all but the day is still fresh in my memory... especially of Terry DAVIS ('65) telling Jack KEENEY ('65) to slap me on my right calf that evening... dang that hurt! My other is on Rat Fink's t-shirt on my left calf... so I am pretty well covered... in any event... I think that's a fair lead in to one birthday today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary COLLINS ('63) and Harvey IRBY ('64) on your special day, October 6, 2016!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam DeVRIES Laughery ('67) Re: '67 Missing Classmates The '67 in '17 50 year class reunion will be held September 15-16, 2017 [Yes, NEXT year}. Currently the committee is looking for contact information for the classmates at this link: '67 Missing If you are able to provide any information please let me know. -Pam DeVRIES Laughery ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/07/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jessie WILLOUGHBY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BOISONEAU ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cristy CONE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joni GONZALES ('89) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan SHERWOOD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted DAVENPORT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie VALDEZ ('86) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) This is our last night for the Rambling Rovers Senior Travel Group in Branson, Missouri. It has been a great time! We've seen 2 shows a day, including "It" a musical with 5 Hughes brothers, their wives and a bunch of their kids. Terrific. The next day we saw "Puttin' on the Ritz" a GREAT show with wonderful talent. Then the "'70s Music Celebration"-- nostalgic of course. Next we saw "The Irish Tenors and the Celtic Ladies". WOW--talent galore! This show featured the same wonderful artists (songs, dance, dialogue) that we had enjoyed in Puttin' on the Ritz. Next came The Barry Williams show (Greg on The Brady Bunch) and he covered some of the '60s music. Another great show, more nostalgia! I had no idea he is so talented. He had a great support group, too. No wonder Branson is known as the Music Capital of the (world?)! On Wednesday afternoon, we boarded the Branson Belle Sternwheeler for dinner and another very fine show while we traveled around on a Lake. Flat Table Lake? Maybe. Purely delightful! Thursday we saw The Brett Family Show: Dad, Mom, 2 sons and a daughter. Gosh--lots of laughs with those folks! Then we went to Branson Landing for shopping, etc. before having dinner at the Wheelhouse Restaurant Buffet and musical entertainment. (Actually, there was, unfortunately for my bank account, quite a bit of shopping time. Eating time, too. Not an awful lot of sleeping time.) Last show of our trip was the wonderful "Million Dollar Quartet". I thought I wouldn't like it but it was really terrific. Guys impersonating Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and oops...I don't remember the last one's name but he sang "See ya Later Alligator, After while Crocodile". This show was done as a play--supposedly true to life--and I truly enjoyed it. After the show I got my photo taken with all 8 cast members (which is very unusual for me) and took advantage of the opportunity to ask the young man playing Jerry Lee Lewis (who had those moves and the piano playing down to a "t") what ever had happened to him. He is still alive and performing at the age of 81!! I didn't ask where, but I imagine Las Vegas. Every Show we went to, they honored veterans from all Military groups: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Also, every Show included a praise of God. Very touching. They sure don't worry about being "politically correct" here in Branson. Hurray for them! Storms are threatening to be in our path going home. We had lightning and thunder this afternoon but just a little bit of rain. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in delightfully entertaining Branson, MO ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Miss Tri-Cities (U-26) AKA The Submarine Years ago someone mentioned in the Sandstorm the Miss Tri- Cities and I knew I had taken a picture of it sitting on a pylon. I tried to find that post but gave up. Today I found the negative and scanned it. It seems like I also took a photo of the Allison engine displayed on the ground by it, but didn't see the negative so it is either somewhere else or did not take one. This photo was taken at the intersection of what is now 395 and Vista Way, Clearwater is on the other side of 395. Looking under the hydroplane the building across the highway is where a Burger King was later built and now a Walgreens is there. I believe it is at the corner of a lot that WAS a 76 gas station or what we used to call a "service station" back in the day. This photo was taken in 1968 in either July or August, just before I went in the Navy. Later on it was moved to Columbia Park until it was badly deteriorated and replaced by a newer boat. Then it sat at the miniature golf course on the Kennewick side of the Cable Bridge for years until I read it was bought by someone, I think from West Richland or Benton City, who was going to restore it. Later on read in Tri-City Herald it was too far gone to restore. Re: Punt Gun Another negative I found today is of an uncle of mine taken in WWII. I feared this one was lost as I asked my parents after they retired where the negatives were and they said they threw them away. My reaction was "WHAT!!!" I had/have the darkroom equipment (you can't even give that stuff away now days) and wanted to re-print some of them. Most of their pictures were contact prints and some are badly faded. I used the dark room in the Architecture building at WSU (Carpenter Hall) and printed it as an 8 x 10 and didn't know what kind of gun he was holding. A classmate did know, said he had read about it in National Geographic. It was a large shotgun taken out in the water for the commercial harvisting of water foul. Shortly after my uncle showed up unannounced from about 1200 miles away and knocked on the door. I showed him the photo and he said he found it in a castle in Germany and did not know what it was. I told him what I had learned about it and gave him the photo. I still did not know much about it until I saw the movie "Tremors 4: The Legend Begins" where Michael Gross uses one against the dirt dragons as they were called in that movie. They were called punt guns because they were used on small boats call punt boats where one would lay down on their stomach with the gun and paddle out to get in range where the birds were. There use was outlawed at the turn of the century (the one at 1900) because they took too many birds. I am no expert on firearms but it looks to me like the other gun he is holding is a M-1 carbine. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers Bombers everywhere and notta drop... uh... well ok that doesn't work real well... I'll work on it... the point is that no matter where you go you are very likely to meet up with Bombers... today, Ellen WEIHERMILLER ('63) was asking about a radio guy from Tacoma and wondering if he was a Bomber... I emailed him and Mark FRANCO ('70) of KLAY 1180 AM is the brother of Mark ('66) and Barbara ('67)... so it can be a very small world out there... there have been many times wearing a Bomber Shirt or driving a car with the Bomber car plaque or the Bomber license frame I have been asked if I was from Richland... Now this has absolutely nothing to do with today's Bomber-babe but it keeps me from drooling on my keys thinking of that great picture in the cut offs and sweatshirt at page 119 of the '63 Columbian... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Susan SHERWOOD ('63) on your special day, October 8, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Max Jensen Richland Invitational ~ 10/7/16 Herald "Saturday's 48th annual Richland Invitational cross country meet at Carmichael Middle School will honor the person that started it all. The meet has been renamed the Max Jensen Richland Invitational. Jensen, who was Richland High School's first cross country coach, began the Richland Invite in 1969. Jensen guided the Bombers to three consecutive state titles from 1970-72 - part of a then- record five championships in a row. He twice was named the WIAA cross country coach of the year. Jensen later coached at Spokane Community College and Ferris High School. In 1994, he was inducted into the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame. He still lives in Spokane. 'We're going to have Max hand out some awards at the end of the meet,' Richland coach Jay Bartlett said. 'It should be a pretty cool thing for everybody.' About 2,400 runners and 70 teams are expected at Saturday's meet." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/09/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Anne BUTLER ('61) David DOUGLAS ('62), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Gary BEHYMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vicki SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill MEINKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug MARTIN ('80) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Punt Gun To: Dennis HAMMER ('64) You may be correct, sir, in identifying the other weapon as a carbine. Now, the trick is, is it an M-1 or an M-2? The basic difference between the two was that the M-2 could both in automatic mode and semi-automatic. The M-2 usually had a 30- round banana clip. David, David, David; Ya gotta stop embarrassing the older (to you) Bomber Babes by showing such pictures. Especially all those "hair helmets" that were the vogue in '63 or thereabouts. Fortunately, not the "big" hair of later years. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR wondering if Tommy is going to publish the group photo or did he forget his way to the dark room. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Anne BUTLER Magner ('61) It is with a sad heart that we let you know that our sister Jill BUTLER Hill Candler ('63) passed away on October 8, 2016 after a long illness. Her memories of her Bomber years and friends she met during that time sustained her over the years. We send all of you our thanks and regards. Mary Henderson Snyder, Anne BUTLER Magner ('61) and Jay BUTLER ('59) -Anne BUTLER Magner ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) A recent Alumni Sandstorm was a "NOT" version, and rather than complain I decided to submit something. Several people have shared memories of growing up in Richland. I don't have many, unfortunately. Some of those I do have are about unpleasant experiences. I seem to have been allowed to keep only one memory per school year, so here goes. K-6th at Marcus Whitman, 7th-9th at Carmichael. Kindergarten: I remember Mrs. BonDurant's crank record player. I thought it was really neat. First grade: We did something that upset Mrs. Murphy. As a result she made us go back to using the huge Dick and Jane chart reader instead of the "grownup" paperback books. I put my head down on the desk and cried. Second grade: A friend and I were sent home from school to change our shoes after we spent all morning recess running through puddles of water left after a rain. Third grade: In our social studies of early America we brought old candles and color crayons from home and melted them down, then dipped wicks into the melted wax to make our own candles. We walked around the wax dipping our candles. I had to stand out in the hall for talking in line. Fourth grade: I had my first bout of rheumatic fever, treated at that time with total bed rest. I missed four months of school. My teacher was a family friend, so instead of having a district home teacher, she came to the house twice a week. I made a Dutch windmill out of a round Quaker Oats box. I started reading A Tale of Two Cities. I haven't finished it yet. Fifth grade: We had our first sex education in Health. We saw a movie, Reproduction in Animals, if I remember correctly. The animal was a pig. I didn't pay much attention as I never intended to raise pigs. The only thing we learned was, humans come from mothers, not from the stork. I already knew that as I had a baby brother, Jim DOUGLAS ('72), on the way. Sixth grade: I earned the nickname "Daisy Douglas" because I requested "A Bicycle Built for Two" so often in Music. I didn't realize at the time the song was a harbinger of my married life. Seventh grade: At the beginning of the year I participated in a science experiment about muscle memory. Mr. Clayton recruited a girl and I because we were wearing sweaters. Mr. Clayton asked, "Do you know each other?" "No, we came from different elementary schools." "Mary K., this is David. David, this is Mary K." Mr. Clayton asked me questions while I was buttoning my sweater, which I easily answered. Then he asked Mary K. to give me her sweater. He asked me questions while I buttoned her sweater, but I couldn't answer them. I couldn't button her sweater either. Anyway, once a girl gives her sweater to a boy she has to be his girlfriend, which she was for two years. She still holds the 'longest girlfriend' record. I have a second memory from seventh grade: Nineteen girls and I took an after-school course in babysitting, and earned our "Good Efficient Mother Substitute" (GEMS) degrees. I did better than most of the girls since I had a real baby at home to practice on. Eighth grade: Ed WOOD and I joined Carmichael's Amateur Radio Club and passed the exams for our ham radio licenses. I was K7HSG when I got my general license. My phonetic call letters, according to Mr. Clayton, the adviser, was "King of Seven High School Girls." Actually, the most I ever had at one time was three. Ninth grade: Mary K. broke up with me. I joined the drama club and played the role of pieman in the children's play "Simple Simon." I got a pie in my face three times each performance, although for the last performance someone substituted shaving cream for the meringue. I never did find out who made the exchange. Sophomore: I was the first sophomore in the history of the school admitted to the Sandstorm staff. Junior: I finally found another girlfriend to replace Mary K. - Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP), who spent our first date in the restroom throwing up. Never ask a girl who's never been on a date to go to a dressy dinner/dance with you, especially if she's the nervous type. Senior: Patty broke up with me just before the year began so she could date other boys. I began dating her best friend, Diane ZELLEY ('63). I was unaware of that relationship until one day I asked Diane if I could have lunch with her, since we didn't have any classes together. A couple months after school started Patty said the boys who were supposed to ask her for dates weren't cooperating - would I take her on dates again? I agreed, and she became first assistant girlfriend. Diane had the title 'girlfriend', but, like many assistants, Patty had to do all the hard work - hugging and kissing. Beginning of second semester I added Sherry McLAUGHLIN ('63- RIP) as second assistant. Then all three girls and I ended up in the same Algebra class. Only Patty was still willing to go out with me after that. One girlfriend is a lot cheaper than three anyway. Riding my bicycle around town, I got bitten by dogs three times. I'm still deathly afraid of them. I'm more a cat person. I recall playing Annie Annie Over with Penny Parker, and Kick the Can with Donna Kay BURNETT ('62) and other neighborhood kids. So, those are my memories. I wish now I had more. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Watched the Bombers play Kimiakin last night on the local SWX channel. The Game was in Kennewick. It was an exciting game - mostly all defense, ugly really, but the Bombers blocked the extra point kick by Kimiakin in overtime to win 21 to 20. The Bombers didn't look like a first place state team to me last night as has been in the prior games. According to the paper Richland and Camas were rated the #1 4A football teams in Washington state. Richland has been #1 team since they beat Skyline in pre-season. Will have to wait to see what happens there. Football for me this Saturday and Sunday. Seahawks are in a bye week. Ohio State is hosting Indiana today. Guess I better go change my shirt. [Ohio State won 38-17] I'll miss the first half due to a Club 40 meeting. Go Buckeyes! The Huskies go after the Oregon Ducks this afternoon [Dawgs won 70-21] - so my football drought will start tomorrow, not today. My brother, John ('67) (a Husky alumn) in Phoenix will be glued to all of his devices. He sets everything up in all the rooms so he doesn't miss a thing! He's the true definition of a Rabid Dawg! Go Huskies!. Last weekend was a great football run - all my teams won- Bombers, Huskies, Buckeyes, and Seahawks. Can't ask for better than that! -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in sun just poked through the clouds Richland. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gary BEHYMER ('64) Re: Dennis Hammer ('64) The Submarine My father-in-law, John C. Cook, who once managed the old Ballarina Motel in Angus Village, took on the job of repairing the Scooter Too / Tri-Tomic / Adios / Miss Moses Lake / Miss Tri-Cities as he served as the Kennewick Chamber president some time before 1968... at that time he purchased the old Walla Walla Lodge in Walla Walla and left the Tri- Cities. Dennis was correct about the deterioration of the boat while it sat in Columbia Park. The boat was built in 1955 and first driven by Jack Regas. Re: Colfax Lunch My thanks to James COCHRAN ('64), Leo BUSTAD ('64) and Ray STEIN ('64) for stopping by a week ago yesterday for lunch. (Top Notch - Colfax, WA) We all got caught up a bit on what happened 50+ years ago and who was responsible. -Gary BEHYMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: those were the dayz I was just sitting here nibbling on some sliced pepperoni and as I savored each bite I recalled getting a particular "chewy" piece of that wonderful stuff we used to get at Jonnie's delicatessen on the way home or headed to the Uptown for a movie with one of those long tubes of Newberry's popcorn (no not Mickey Newberry's train songs)... now that was living... don't often find those chewy pieces in the modern world of sausage these days... at least not that stuff from the grocery stores... ah well... we can dream and remember... and today I recall "the walk"... more than smoking in the boyz room or anything else... maybe even b-ball... that's how I remember one of our Bomber b-day kids today... from second grade I idolized that guy... guess I always will HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vicki SMITH ('63) and Chuck GARDINER ('63-RIP) on your special day, October 9, 2016!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '66 in '16 Reunion DVD For those of you who ordered a '66 reunion DVD made by Raines Video, I spoke with Richard on Friday and found the DVDs should be mailed by October 15. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) To: David RIVERS ('65) Re your comment : Bombers everywhere Yup, we (wife Cheryl and I) do indeed own and operate (try anyway) KLAY Radio 1180 AM in Tacoma. I retired from Boeing (34 years) three years ago. KLAY is a station that reaches most of south King county and all of Pierce County over air and stream everywhere We are talk format VERY local. OK, here comes ENDLESS Bomber connections: - My father-in-law Clay Huntington started this (and other) stations in the Tacoma area - Clay was one of the original owners of the Tacoma AAA baseball team. From 1973-77 when Tacoma was The Twins Clay's favorite player was a shortstop named Jim VAN WYCK ('66) - Jim married one of our class of 1970 top babes (and fellow Davison Street inhabitant) Cindy SEMMERN ('70). Cindy's father Don and uncle Hank were both lifetime friends of Clay's. - Of course Cindy's dad, Don augmented his income by calling traveling on various Bomber hoops greats and not so greats Hedges, father of Bill, Tom, Pete. and Joe HEDGES spent half his time raising a great Bomber family. The other half his time was spent raking and dragging the infield at Bomber Field (baseball) Early this year some of our team at KLAY conned me into hosting a weekly blabber show 8-10:00. I do it for nothing and the quality reflects it. We talk sports (Rainiers baseball, high school, PLU, UPS), education, business, events, various issues all VERY local. Each weekly show includes 3-6 interviews usually via telephone. Two of our favorite and notable guests have been: - Jim ALBAUGH ('68) former Boeing Commercial CEO, long time aerospace industry executive and national/international leader. We talk trade, aerospace jobs and economic issues. We have yet to talk about the relative achievements (or lack of) of the 1968 Bomber hoops team. - Mike LONERGAN ('67) current Pierce County Assessor actually was a morning show hot on KLAY when I met him. His involvement in local politics led him to run for office. Mike took office in 2012 and is running for re-election next month UNOPPOSED. For the second largest county in our state running unopposed means either the pay is bad ($130,000) OR it is a really lousy job. Mike is a great guy, one of our better Bomber politicians. (we ere all politicians at one time or another). That is my too long, meandering story of endless Bomber connections. They go on and on -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/10/16 - HOLIDAY - COLUMBUS DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Dennis HAMMER ('64), Linda REINING ('64) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MURPHY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanette HABERMAN ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, it would seem that a certain bubble needs bursting. There was a statement made about someone from a class in the sixties being "the first ever sophomore on the Sandstorm staff." The 1952 Columbia lists as reporters on the '51-'52 Sandstorm fellow classmates Dick COLE and Corlee "Corky" WILLIAMS (both '54) amongst the many. Enough said. Now for the day's real business; the acknowledgement of a milestone. One of today's Bomber birthdays shows that the perfesser of the stomach Steinway is among the few. Hey, this guy coulda replaced Myron Florin; think about that. "Thank you, boyz, that was wunnerfull, wunnerfull." [Florin: -Maren] So a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a hearty "Happy Birthday!" for Larry MURPHY ('54) who can still squeeze out a tune when the mood strikes. Keep on playin' fellah. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the rains of autumn continue. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Oct 1, 2016 Bomber Lunch in Vancouver, WA HUGE group picture It was great to see our friends again who have been coming to the lunches for a few years and it was a real treat to meet some new Bombers who have not made it to lunches in the past. We had 20 people join us this time at the new Warehouse 23 Restaurant on the Columbia River in Vancouver. Actually it's an old building and landing with a new restaurant owner and great new menu. Bob CARLSON, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) and Karyl Carlson (spouse) have joined us often for many years. Jan RUCKER Meyer ('55) and Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) have become regulars as well in the past couple of years. Jeanie TURNER Anderson ('61) and Gary Anderson (Spouse) had fun visiting as we talked about books, politics other stuff with Tom HEMPHILL ('62) & Linda Hemphill (spouse). Marcia MILLER Neff ('62) and Doug Neff (Spouse) had a great tine visiting with old friends. Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63), Tony Siegmund (Friend), Donni CLARK Dunphy ('63) and Gary Dunphy (Spouse) had just returned from a cruise to Alaska, so we got a little report from them. The '64 group, including John FLETCHER ('64), Bill SCOTT ('64), Cherrie TEMPERO Scott ('64), Eric HOFFMAN ('64), and Maxine McKUNE Hoffman ('64) had to claim victory for having the most representation. We were glad that these younger kids were able to take up more space this time. Terry WERNER ('65) joined us again and had a good visit at the other end of the table, so we didn't get to visit much until later in the week when Terry and I got together to discuss important stuff. Re: December Special Xmas Lunch Thanks to everyone that made our gathering so much fun. Our next Portland/Vancouver lunch with be a special Christmas Party Pot Luck at a private clubhouse in Salmon Creek, north end of Vancouver where I-5 and I-205 intersect. The date is Saturday, December 3 and the time will be 11:30 until we are done. Email me to RSVP and get directions to the clubhouse - -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Firearms Expert--NOT Well, I said I was no firearms expert. I knew there was an M-2, carbine, but didn't know it was a variation of the M-1 carbine, and I also thought it was post WWII, used in Korean War. I "knew" it was designed by James Stewart... er... "Carbine Williams," but then found out that part of the movie was inaccurate. Working for Winchester he had another design, but did not finish it until after the M-1 carbine was accepted. Saw that movie when I was about 7 years old and the only things I remembered were shooting the snake and the end saying he was a hero for inventing that rifle used in WWII. I was under the impression for many many years it was the M-1 they were talking about until I learned someone else named Garand designed that one, then seeing the movie again saw they were referring to the M-1 carbine -- still wrong. I learned, I think in Jr. High, not to take movies "based on a true story" too seriously, but one would think they could at least make the basic important parts correctly. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ When the legend becomes fact, print the legend - Reporter "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Memories of Richland I went to Marcus Whitman from Kindergarten to 3rd grade, then, my folks moved from the prefab to a ranch house and I went to Spalding from 4th thru 6th. At Marcus Whitman I had Mrs. Lane for both Kindergarten and 2nd grade... I can still "see" her, standing in front of the class... she was tall and thin, brown hair and glasses, Mrs. Sterling was my 1st grade teacher... loved her... she reminded me of a "grandma"... she probably wasn't that old, but she had grey hair and "looked liked a grandma". In 2nd grade, Mrs. Lane had a weaving loom in her classroom and we each made a pot holder. 3rd grade I had Mrs. Mead (didn't like her... she was mean and always seemed like she couldn't be bothered with the problems of little kids)... I do remember art projects in her class, though... we learned to "work" with clay... I have absolutely NO artistic talent, so whenever I was required to make anything out of clay, it was always a cat... we weren't allowed to make snakes, or that probably would have been my choice! In 4th grade, at Spalding, I had Miss Jones... we also had a school nurse and I ended up being sent to her office, then being sent home, with what she thought was "impatigo" (contagious disease) but was just a cold sore... had to go to the doctor and get a note to be able to come back to school. 5th grade was Mrs. Schwartz... loved her... she was a great teacher. 6th grade was Mr. Anderson... he was "big" on oral book reports... hated having to stand up in front of the class... he also liked demonstrating Science projects... one of them that has always "stuck" in mind was when he took out a cigarette, lit it, took out a hankie and blew the smoke into the hankie... showed us the "brown" stain and said that is what nicotine did to our lungs... looking back, am thinking he probably "needed" a cigarette and thought it would be a good excuse to give us a lesson on smoking. *grin* Now, he'd probably be fired on the spot for doing that. He was also a HUGE fan of giving dictionary work for those who talked during class... I never seemed to be able to keep quiet, so was usually spending a lot of time, after school, writing down every word, pronunciation, and explanation on two, sometimes more, pages. Would usually take two hours, since he'd always manage to find pages that had a LOT of words and explanations! Oh, and it had to be legible, too! Now that you are totally bored, I will end this and, maybe, write in another time, with other memories of growing up in the BEST town in the US! -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Fall has arrived in Kuna, ID and am loving it... can't wait for Winter and snow! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Joe KEEFE ('64), songwriter ~ 10/9/16 Tri-City Herald "44 years later, Tri-City singer-songwriter reunites with guitar, reforms band" "Longtime musician Joe KEEFE ('64) was recently reunited with a guitar he received as a present for graduating from [Columbia] High School in 1964. A friend who took the guitar to make repairs in 1972 lost touch but was recently able to reach out to KEEFE after hearing his name mentioned on a Dr. Demento radio program." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/11/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), David DOUGLAS ('62) Linda REINING ('64), Nancy MALLORY ('64) Pat DORISS ('65), Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: George VALDEZ ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jefferson SAUNDERS ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: [original] Sandstorm Sophomores I was the sports editor my senior year (1953) and my assistant sports editor was Wayne CAMPBELL ('55), a sophomore... Wayne became the sports editor for the following 2 years, I believe... I know as a sophomore he wrote most of the stories, even under my by-line, because of my participation in sports... that's my story and I'm sticking to it... -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from beautiful fall weather Sacramento ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) My apologies to Dick COLE and Corlee "Corky" WILLIAMS (both '54) for saying I was the first sophomore on the [original] Sandstorm staff. Click the following link to the 2/5/60 Sandstorm issue, page 4, "SANDSTORM Staff Positions Switch; Staff Adds Three Juniors, Sophomore." I did not write the article and plead ignorance of anything that happened prior to my joining the staff. My mom religiously kept any article that mentioned me for my scrapbook. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: More Memories How many remember being completely disoriented when you first entered junior high? I remember being so afraid that I'd never make it from class to class with ONLY five minutes between classes. Getting to know and remember all the names of the different teachers and which rooms to go to and where they were. and the lockers... ugh! no matter what year or whether it was at Carmichael or Col-Hi, I always seemed to manage to get a locker that no matter how hard I tried, I could NEVER get that blasted combination lock to open! I'd end up carrying all my books from class to class, till lunchtime, then fiddling almost my entire lunch time trying to get the blasted thing open, so I could switch books for the afternoon classes. What about those "stylish" PE clothes??? White blouses and blue shorts... name had to be on both... not using a "marker" either... sewn on, so had my mom embroider first and last name on both items. and how much of a shock was it to realize you had to take a shower, before going to your next class? modesty and privacy quickly "went out the window". How many remember the school carnivals? Always thought those were so much fun: cake walks, "white elephant" store, all sorts of games, "fortune tellers", costume contests, and just lots of fun... Think there was even a dance, once we were in junior high. Christmas pageants and class parties, too. Remember moms bringing cupcakes for someone's birthday? Valentines parties and decorating shoe boxes to put the Valentines in. Hope this gets others to bring up long forgotten memories and we "flood" the Sandstorm. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: Joe KEEFE ('64) Tri-City Herald What fun to see Joe in a video. Haven't heard anything about him (and many others) for a long time. Joe and Ken FINLY ('64) used to play and sing for us at church and in Seekers. I think I have a 45 the Four Winds made. -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ~ in Western TN where I think fall has come -- tho they are saying it will get back in the 80s. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 October Luncheon The "Classy Ladies of '65" are getting together this Friday (October 14th) for Lunch at the Village Bistro Cafe in Kennewick, which is located in the Marineland Shopping Center. WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2016 TIME: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM WHERE: Village Bistro Cafe, 5215 Clearwater, Suite 114, Kennewick So, Ladies, if you'd like to join us for a unique dining experience, mark your calendar then contact me no later than Thursday (October 13) so I can add your name to the headcount! If you have any questions, please contact me. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: M1-M2-M1 Garand The nomenclature of weapons jumps around a little bit. For example, when I was a jr. and sr. and we were hunting jacks and sometimes rats at the dumps, a .22 caliber rifle used a clip in both bolt and semi-automatic weapons that fired long and long rifle bullets. I do not recall the shorts. I had a single shot bolt action that was my dad's (1919-1989) when he was a child; Sears catalog; Savage, 1930ish. I would fire shorts in it. We also had tube fed semi-autos and the tubes either ran under the barrel or down through the stock. Never heard the word clip magazine as they are sometimes called now. The spent shell casing was ejected out the top of the breech or underneath the breech, depending on models of the .22 rifle. Only higher caliber rifles had what we called magazines during these times. I would have to ask Phil "Not That Phil Collins" COLLINS ('67) if he fed his .22 magnum with a clip or magazine, but I believe it was clip. I could be wrong. This was important stuff. In Marine Corps boot camp, where COLLINS ('67) and I spent a lot of time tearing the M16 down and putting it back together again and again and again in a classroom, we never fired the weapon. During the week at the rifle range while the DIs were turning us boys into green amphibious monsters we fired an M14 for our uniform badges. We lived with our M14 all the time for weeks. I fired an M16 only towards the end of my training during the first session of Infantry Training at Pendleton after boot camp and not that much at Advanced Infantry Training after coming back from 30 days leave. July '67, it is a three year old weapon. Maybe they needed the weapon and bullets in Vietnam. Not until 1969 did the Marines switch to sleeping, eating... everything, with the M16 during boot camp. About the same time they ended service numbers. Training was one day after another firing a multitude of weapons. M-60 machine gun, B.A.R., flame thrower, M79 Grenade Launcher (Blooper), digging holes, route stepping for miles sometimes, blowing stuff up with C4 or det cord, crawling under wire or jumping over it, sleep deprivation, digging holes, mass confusion at times, throwing live grenades, walking around in the bushes and stepping on a loud 'firecracker' type device and be told you were dead and just killed all these men standing around you. Oh yea, first aid classes. Digging holes. Fun stuff. Never fired the M1 or M2 carbines that I recall. The biggest difference is the M1 is a semi-automatic weapon and the M2 has a selector in the trigger housing group so you can fire semi-auto or auto. Both use magazines. We did fire the M1 Garand. The WWII weapon was a 30.06 caliber, but I believe we were firing the later .308 Winchester model; the 7.62 X whatever. The weapon was breech fed with eight rounds. Targets were white painted 50 gallon drums across a small gorge. I remember silently chuckling within my head when the last round came out along with the clip and the tingling noises when the two halves of the clip landed on the metal action of the rifle. Reminded me of the old WWII movies I was radicalized by as a child. Slipper clips. And a completely different rifle than the M1 and M2 carbines. My rifle in Vietnam was the first model; M16A1. It was Jammie (new word). Scuttlebutt was it had known problems. You had to keep it clean in an almost impossible place. We had 20 round magazines and put only 17-18 rounds in them because of the jamming problems with the rifle. My first rifle would catch the end of the spent casing as it was being ejected. A posible hair raising problem in the field. This Marine was standing very near me when I was firing the weapon. Both in semi and then automatic. As I was clearing the weapon he asked me if there was a problem. I did not know who he was other than probably making sure my rifle worked. He had no rank on his uniform of any kind, like a Pvt., but since I was 'the cherry' he was there watching to see if I even knew what end of the rifle was the business end. *Thank the Lord for all those rats! I said, yes, this rifle is a POS. He told me to grab another one. I did. My second rifle worked just fine. We were standing on a berm that surrounded the CAP unit. He told me not to stand at attention nor salute him and introduced himself as 2nd Lt. Ruggles and he was my platoon commander. I apologized for not recognizing the rank. Carry on, Marine. Sir, Aye Aye, Sir. In hindsight, I would not have minded carrying an M2 Carbine with a 30 round magazine loaded with 25 rounds. I do enjoy my Sturm, Ruger & Co. Mini-30 7.62X.39mm. Unfortunately California does not trust me with a 20 or 30 round magazine. They are against CA law to own. They do trust me with a 10 round magazine, but Ruger does not make them. Ruger makes a 5 round magazine. Something so small I almost want to call it a clip. Terrible thing being a third responder with 10 round after market magazines. -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Earl BENNETT ('63), Marie RUPPERT ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CLANCY ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Diane ZELLEY ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathleen REINIG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric SCHMIDHEISER ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: Linda REINING ('64) school cupcakes I remember, and when my wife accepted a 4th grade substituting opportunity 5 weeks ago on her birthday, I purchased a nicely decorated 1/4 sheet cake after calling the school office to get permission. I walked in at their snack time as suggested, lit the candle, led the "Happy Birthday" song and proceeded to serve her and the class. One teacher who heard about it saw me in the hall as I was leaving and said "You're such a good husband!" I didn't tell her that I never managed to figure out what to give her as a gift this year, so I guess that was it. Regards, ecb3 Re: Nancy MALORY Johnson ('64) Pretty sure I made a tape of a couple of Joe KEEFE ('64) and Ken FINLEY ('64') songs in the '64-'65 time frame, or maybe '69-'70, when I was involved with Seekers (West Side United Protestant college and career age youth group with participants from most Richland churches) at those times, pre- and post-USAF service. I still have that Uher 5" reel- to-reel recorder (which was commonly used by professional journalists back then, but weighs over ten pounds), haven't had it out for maybe 20 years. The Seeker meetings tended to be crowded, and I recall one of them, not sure which, would flip his guitar to avoid the other's and keep playing with equal adroitness. Another great Seeker memory is a song from a retreat the Seekers held, a love song between a pair of hippopotamus. The chorus went: "Mud, mud, glorious mud, nothing quite like it for cooling the blood. So follow me, follow; down to the hollow; and there we shall wallow in gloo-oo-oo-rious mud." Don't know if that was Joe and Ken or not, but it fits their senses of humor. Regards, ecb3 - in seasonably glorious fall weather in central Virginia, with slight warming the next two days so I can paint our entrance door. -Earl BENNETT ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: More Memories by Linda REINING ('64) I know changing from elementary schools to junior high was a traumatic transfer for so many of us, but can you imagine what I felt like when my family moved from the farm on Ruppert Road into Richland? I was in 8th grade and my class at Ki-Be was less than 60 students split into 2 classrooms. No transferring to different rooms for each class - it was much like elementary school had been. One day I knew everyone in the school and the next I knew no one and had to deal with the hundreds of kids at Carmichael. I was completely lost! To make matters worse, it was almost Christmas time and the kids were already in their friendship circles. Our dress code had been different so I didn't have the clothes that the girls now wore. Coming from a small farming community we were allowed to wear slacks and jeans to school ? not in Richland! It was awful! I cried myself to sleep many a night. I never felt like I belonged until my sophomore year at Col-Hi. Now there were lots of kids who were entering into a new school. There I met many friends that I have kept in touch with over the years. Many of my closest friends from high school have passed, but I have made new ones and cherish each one of them. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: walking Now of course, we tell our kids we walked to school in rain, sleet, wind and hail, uphill both ways, but the truth is... we did until we got bikes and cars... it would never occur to me to have asked my folks for a ride here or there at least not in Richland... walking was what we did... I still remember walking to dances and stuff, before I turned 16 and was "above" riding a bike... (I will say that bike riding lost its charm for us when it came to girls pretty early)... I know that for kids my daughter's age who had those little hot rod bikes, bike riding lasted longer than it did for me... but what a way to learn every nook and cranny of our town... I vividly remember a day when I realized that no streets were foreign to me... I may not have ridden them every day but at least I knew them and had no problem finding my way around... I can no longer make that claim... once beyond the by-pass and I'm hopelessly lost and I do believe I would even resort to asking for directions... tho I have not yet been quite that lost (but then I don't venture out alone much either)... It has been just great having Bombers relate their memories of our little town... now today I recall a Bomber-babe with whom I have only corresponded but didn't have the pleasure of knowing as a real kid... my loss! I used to walk a mile for a Camel... I would certainly walk a mile for a Spuddie with her... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Shirley SHERWOOD ('62) on your special day, October 12, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Dick CARTMELL ('73) Naismith Video Enjoy this video which is a tribute of Dick CARTMELL ('73) officiating college basketball and named Men's College Official of the Year. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Helen CROSS ('62) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wanda WITTEBORT ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles RAEDER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David EDGAR ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie ALEXANDER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry GILSTRAP ('83) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The Junior Gyrene ('65) almost had it right about walking to school. Yes, it was up hill both ways; and it was also through 6-feet of snow (both ways). Today's youths don't realize how tough we had it back in the day. I have heard of any fond memories of having the "board of education" being applied to "the seat of learning". Wait a minute, I have but I'm not too sure if they were "fond memories". Enough said. The important business of the day is recognizing a Bomber birthday. Hard to figure if one was (or is) born on the 13th, is that lucky or does Friday the 13th figure into the equation? That might be some sort of a double whammy if one was born on Friday the 13th. Guess its all in how you look at it. Without further ado, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout for fellow classmate Charley RAEDER ('54) on this date. Keep havin' them Charley regardless of the day of the week. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we are tethering the elephants and tying down the ox carts in preparation although I haven't see the gulls heading inland yet. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Our exchange student, Jaime and I decided to take the Greyhound bus to Washington, DC over his fall break. So here we are waiting almost 2 hours for our first bus to arrive. We are now in Cleveland waiting to board our last bus out of Cleveland... Next stop Washington DC. It's an adventure, like being with my grandson. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Earl BENNETT ('63) Re: "I recall one of them, not sure which, would flip his guitar to avoid the other's and keep playing with equal adroitness." There Are No Cats Mentioned In The Bible I watched Joe KEEFE ('64) and Ken FINLEY ('64) at Seekers and other places many times and don't remember flipping the guitar, but that would have to be Joe KEEFE ('64) because on the video at about 00:26 he SAYS he plays the guitar "both ways". A closer look and he is playing the guitar left-handed, but the guitar is strung for right-handed. I would think that would be really hard to do because you would have to know how to play the chords upside down as well as right side up when you flipped the guitar. At our 50 year reunion we sat at same table with Ken and his wife and found they live near us in Kennewick. Trivia question: Which two presidents were ambidextrous? I'll give you the answer now so you won't have to google it. James Garfield and Ronald Reagan. President Garfield would entertain groups of people having them tell him something to write and would simultaneously write it in Latin with one hand and in Greek with the other hand. Now I think that would be even harder to do than flip a guitar and keep on playing. Re: Ice Age Flood Pete BEAULIEU ('62) mentioned the NOVA video "Mystery of the Mega Flood." Very interesting video I have seen both on TV and DVD from the library at least three times. It is on YouTube; I will post the link. I barely remember as a kid, maybe even before starting school, going to Dry Falls and Palouse Falls. Didn't see either one again until only a few years ago. I have a post card of Dry Falls parents must have bought at that time, probably about 1950. It says the falls were from an ancient river--so even then the ice age flood was not accepted. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Special dayz I heard on the radio this afternoon that it is fire prevention week... I remember that being a very big deal when I was young... At sometime before the middle of my 2nd grade, I recall being in the fire prevention parade as a burning house... got my picher inna paper and everything for that... Fire Prevention Week Then one time while at Spalding, I was walking to the "house of hazards" with a brand new freshly sharpened pencil in my pocket (prolly a # 2... think everything required a #2 pencil back then)... somehow I managed to break the lead off in my arm... eventually it swelled up the size of the credable Hulk's and my Dad got it out with a razor blade... flew almost to the ceiling!... yeah, I know TMI... well anyway the b-day Bomber-babe knows "only you can prevent forest fires"... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Julie ALEXANDER ('65) on your special day, October 13, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/14/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Rick MADDY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eileen HASKINS ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Third high school in Richland ~ 0/13/16 Tri-City Herald "Richland is buying land for a third high school. The school board approved spending $3.89 million on Tuesday night to buy 70 acres of land near the intersection of Keene Road and Belmont Boulevard. The land is next to the site of the fourth middle school. As the district waits for bond approval and construction, the district plans to install modular buildings at Richland and Hanford high schools. The project would include 12 new classrooms, interior halls and restrooms, the superintendent said. The buildings are expected to open in September 2017." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very rainy Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: U S Navy My apologies - one day late. Oct. 13, 1775 (241 years) - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the United States Navy. Surprised nobody mentioned it. I will because of the Corpsman (I usually capitalize this word and a few others). Marines made jokes about our Corpsman. My favorite was always the reason we protected them so much was they had all the drugs. I saw Corpsman do things that I have always viewed as something beyond the call of duty. Nevertheless, what I witnessed was people just doing their job. An unbelievable job for a sailor having to hang out with the Marines. A mutual love story. Years later, I was with Gary NELSON ('67) and the wives when we heard the old grocery store in Kennewick, don't recall which street or store, Mayfair?... it was fully on fire. We were watching this about a block away when these four firemen came to the back door with full gear; masks, oxygen tanks, etc. They opened the back door and went into the building, closed the door behind them. I recalled how I wanted to be a fireman since I was a child. I changed my mind. Never forgot those corpsman. Never forgot those firemen. The Navy Secretary, Ray Mabus, wants to make the title, Corpsman, more gender-neutral and rename it Medic (like the Army). I guess the Navy had it wrong for a few decades back because the title doesn't sound generically 'woman' enough. We are slowly politically correcting ourselves out of our culture. Man is also a word for the human species. I will mention the fact that when I was wounded and there were seven of us laying around dead, wounded, and screaming... there is no way in hell I wanted a woman there. And I will never try justifying that comment with a woman. Go learn it on your own. And this has absolutely nothing to do with me being tossed on a medevac chopper with only my boots on. Trust me! Just saying!! And in hindsight, because I have been asked many times, if I had it all to do again, I would be a Canadian divorce lawyer. Yep, same answer as last time. My sister Sheila MADDY Kelly ('66) came and visited me in July here in Huntington Beach, CA. I drove her home because my children and granddaughter still live in the great PNW. So, two birds with one stone. Here is a picture she took when we crossed the Golden Gate. Again, Happy Birthday to you sailors. Cpl. R A Maddy, USMC/Retired-medical -Rick MADDY ('67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/15/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) Nancy ERLANDSON ('67) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeff BOSTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathie McGRATH ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Don & Donna WOODS BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cheryl EVANS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sherrill WIATER ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karla BIERLEIN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob FRENCH ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) & Marj QUALHEIM ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Extrey Extrey READ ALLABOUTIT: Now it is a given that the Tooter is virtually (not totally) clueless about sports... one need only to harken back to the day he was asked to announce the B-ball game at R2K-2 and he sat between Gary WEBB ('64) and Roger FISHBACK ('62) totally silent as the Bombers played the Bombers in the Game of the Decade as the Bombers pulled one outa the hat... Now I do know enough to recall two of the great b-ball players of my era as Numbers 32 and 10... What many of you do not know is that Denny NALDER ('65) (he will always be a Bomber notwithstanding the next few words) moved to Richland during the 6th grade when the Tooter was chosen to show him around Jason Lee and introduce him... Unfortunately for us, he would move to Alaska after the 9th grade... He would also go on to be one of the top 100 B-ball players in the Nation his Senior year... he went on to be a coach in Ideeho... Now as the consummate Bomber, Denny has always participated in the '65er activities and, as luck would have it kept in touch with Jim HOUSE ('63) and Ray STEIN ('64), referred to, respectively above... Now being the youngster I am... having barely reached middle age I have great respect for my elders (I think Denny's a couple a months older than I), I have followed the Senior Games held in St. George, Utah, in which the three Bombers mentioned herein have played together and done quite well over the years... Though number 32 has not been able to participate for a couple of years (certainly not for lack of desire), the others have carried the torch for him... I have received news from our roving Reporter, Terry DAVIS ('65), that Ray and Denny's team took the Gold this year by one point! This year, the Senior Games had a larger turn out of Athletes than the recent "official" Olympics, with 11, 220 athletes competing from 34 countries... How bout that! So let's hear it for our Bomber Stars... Hip Hip Hoorey!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) To: Rick MADDY ('67) First of all THANK YOU for your service. I enjoy your entries to the Sandstorm. Our son, Sr. Chief ET Greg Ballard, retired from the Navy 2 years ago, with 24 years in. -Nancy ERLANDSON Ballard ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthdays Happy Birthday to two of my most favorite people!!! A big shout out to Karla BIERLEIN ('71) on her special day. I've known Karla since pre-kindergarten and remain in contact to this day. The second birthday boy is someone I've known since our sophomore year at Col-Hi. A hunting and fishing partner, someone I've chased women with, and a fellow WSU buddy as well. Happy Birthday to Rob FRENCH ('71). -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in Plano, TX where we're still in the high 80s, and yes, the dove hunting is still great. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) Gus KEENEY ('57), Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jerry PURKHISER ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judith PORTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave HANTHORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila ZANGAR ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phyllis CUNNINGHAM ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Carol & Claire REDISKE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck FELDER ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian BELLISTON ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Erica THOMAS ('97) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To the friends of Luana IVERS Portch ('52) I'm writing to let you know that Luana suffered a stroke about 2 weeks ago. She is presently staying in the Richland Rehab, 1745 Pike St off of McMurrey, between Jadwin and GWWay, here in Richland. When I saw her on Thursday, I was amazed and pleased at how well she seems to be doing. She is taking physical therapy and although she said she can't do "all" the things, they have her walking with help and she moves her limbs easily enough. The biggest difficulty I could see, besides being troubled by double-vision, is the problem of knowing what she wants to say and not being able to find the words. Sometimes she would sing a few musical notes, other times she would laugh or just have a minute of silence while she tried to bring forward the words. Bless her heart,,, she is a trouper and I believe she will work hard to recover. This is a very discouraging situation, of course, but I am happy to say that her attitude seemed positive. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in rainy and colorful Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Here it are, a day past the Ides of October. Contrary to some news reports, the State of Oregon has not been wracked by tornadoes. Yes, there were two on Friday last, both on the coast, and they did inflict damage, but no personal injuries. And, we may have survived the typhoon remnants that slammed us on Saturday. Not the point of the entry. This is in honor of the birthday of a Bomber. He and I knew each other back in the day; we even graduated at the same time. He was a mainstay in the clarinet section of the band. Ran into him at R2K where he was performing with the "Pep" band during the basketball game. All in all, a nice guy A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" shout out to Jerry PURKHISER ('54) on this day. Perhaps he can make his way down from Yakima to a certain Kennewick Bob's Burgers and Brew on Friday (always 3rd Friday) to say hi to the guys (mostly '54). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR just waiting for Wurstfest. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Rick MADDY ('67) photo Thank you, CPL Maddy, for the Golden Gate Photo!!! May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Touring Washington, DC. My exchange student from Spain, Jaime, and I spent another long day seeing more of the historical sights in Washington, DC today [10/15]. Again we were blessed with perfect weather. And I hope all this helps him with his U.S. History class. Now we are taking the Greyhound back to Cincinnati, and an hour drive to Hope, IN. My feet haven't been what they used to be for a long time, and it will take them a while to recover, but it's been a fun trip!! Bomber Cheers, -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ in Pittsburgh, PA Sometime I hope I get some time to explore this city. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: How to tell who your real friends are... I've tried this and it is very true... now the B-day Bomber and I have only really known each other probably maybe 15-16 years... we hit it off right away and over the years have had some great talks... He always thinks his position through and lays it out very well... for the most part I don't recall a time we disagreed to any degree of consequence... over the past year, that has changed somewhat and I can't say that we really disagree because there are so many variables that remain unknown, I can't prove or disprove his position... I frankly (not Big Frank nor Frank Osgard ('63 WB) don't even know if we actually disagree... but anyway, it's one of those things that could... I say could make enemies of so called friends or at least create bad blood... I can honestly say it has not hurt our friendship at all... we've almost learned not to talk about this "thing"... just move on and continue to be the buds we are... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, David HANTHORN ('63) on your special day, October 16, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Roy BALLARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doug CRAWFORD ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe BOMBINO ('75) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Re: my report that Luana IVERS Portch ('52) had a stroke Sadly, I must now report that Luana passed away yesterday [10/15]. Wow... I am feeling shocked. Bless her heart. Obviously, there were things going on inside that weren't apparent on the outside. No further details. Bomber tears, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Trinity Site Saturday October 1st Jackie and I were about the 15th car in line at 7:30am to visit "Trinity Site" where they shot the world's first Atomic Bomb. We flew into ABQ, NM a week earlier and as we usually do we made it a multi-purpose trip. Jackie located the address of a cousin living near Farmington, NM. He has some of the needed family pictures for Jackie's family genealogy book. We were undecided about what to do at first but about dark we decided to go ahead and drive to Farmington that night as one of the items on our list was a visit to several ancient ruins of pueblos. One was 5 miles from where her cousin lived. We had rented a Kia Sorrento to drive and the road was flat, straight and empty so I put the hammer down and that car was smooth and quiet at 90. The Speedo went to 165 and I have no doubt it would do it. But 90 was enough. We did not see more than 9-10 vehicles the whole way. Yep, they were passing us. After getting the genealogy visit out of the way we bounced from one side of that state to the other as well as north and south. Even Roswell. For what appeared a dumpy little town it was spotless clean and orderly. I am not much into tourist traps so I got into a 1500 page book while Jackie took pictures of all the tourist foofoo. We visited numerous ancient ruins in several areas of the state and ended up Friday night in Socorro, the closest town to Trinity. The White Sands Missile Range is in a vast valley. After driving about 20 miles from the hiway, the mountains on the other side of the valley did not appear much closer. There were lots of Army and Air Force MPs present helping the Range Police keeping traffic moving and orderly. From the parking lot you walk about 300 feet to the monument at Ground Zero. There is a slight depression about 200 feet in diameter. There is a fence at about that 200 ft. diameter. They had hung lots of pictures on the fence. A sign at the site said picking up material was "Theft of US Gov't Property and Prosecution and Large Fines" would result. Jackie and I took numerous pictures of us and the monument. And she got a close up of the plaque denoting the event. I met a fellow who was a retired Nuclear Engineer from Oak Ridge. We had a fun conversation about our living conditions in the "atomic cities". Other visitors overheard our conversations and started asking us questions, most of which we had some kind of answer for. After about 30 minutes of this our wives were giving us the "come on NOW". We rode the bus over to the McDonald farm where the Plutonium parts were assembled in a small room. Compared to the modern facilities it was very primitive. Piece by piece they are restoring the house and out buildings. I did find a couple of nice pieces of Trinitite. Several vendors were selling pieces of it for $30-45, out on Highway 238. They even had Geiger counters to show it was genuine. However in discussion they admitted they are getting it from the islands in the Pacific where the US tested several H bombs. Some of the natives have moved back on the islands, traditional home for countless years.?? The visit to Trinity Site was a life long wish, now fulfilled. In my semi-retirement I set up "Pyro Consultants LLC". So far I have done 2 Forensic Exams of pyro-explosive incidents and I am in discussion with 2 entities for training. Both of these have said they will be offering contracts for services. So I can keep busy. Incredibly, EFI has a request for a very large display Christmas Eve. Not one of our 90 licensed pyros wants to work that night. I did get 2 single guys that will work crew. So I will do it and fly to Anchorage Christmas morning and on to Dutch Harbor early on the 26th. Jackie and I will have a couple of hours of Christmas Eve and 2-3 weeks in January together. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) To: Rick MADDY ('67) Rick, I was there... sat in Nha Trang and up and down the coast, with vehicles. but in the Air Force. We had the puff 47s and shy war planes along with the C-23s that flew... we don't know where they went and weren't supposed to go... anyway, I agree with you on women in the medic position. No place for them there... don;t believe they could handle the job and all the politically correct crap in a bad thing for the military... started when they got rid of all the high ranking officers when they didn't agree with the so called commander in chief... -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bombers sent stuff today: Don LYALL ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob CHILES ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Keith HUNTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob HINKLE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly GAINES-FRANKLIN ('84) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Don LYALL ('52) Re: Luana IVERS Portch ('52-RIP) My best to Luana's family. She was a long time friend of '52. A great classmate always so ready to help in any way. Don LYALL ('52) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************ Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick EPLER ('52) Van VanDUSEN ('52) Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanie TURNER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray RICHARDSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry DAVIS ('80) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kelly MONTGOMERY ('87) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick EPLER ('52) Re: Remembering Lu IVERS Portch ('52-RIP) I knew Lu mostly through my wife, Madelyn "Lynn" HINSON Epler ('52). They were best friends in high school and for several years afterwards. They were a mischievous pair, playing tricks on the boys mostly. In fact, one of their capers was responsible for the first meeting between Lynn and I. It was in Viola Ellis' 1950 art class when the two girls conspired to steal and hide an oil painting I was working on. Shortly thereafter, I found it in my locker. How did that happen? No one had my combination... but for some reason Lynn was known forever-after as 'safecracker Hinson.' And that was my introduction to the pair. There was little interaction between the girls and I for the rest of our HS years, but after graduation a lot of us wound up working for General Electric in Ruth Tattu's 703 Central Mail Room, where the two girls continued to bedevil the boys... more sophisticated now... and perhaps a bit more targeted, at least in my case... necessarily so, as I was reluctant to become involved knowing that military service was imminent. I think, however, it was Lu who made sure that whenever there was an office get together that Lynn and I would wind up together. Gosh, that was some 65 years ago and I don't remember them all, but one event in particular stands out - a bonfire party under the stars out at the 'slab' (the old Columbia POW camp on the Yakima... the buildings were gone, but some of the concrete slabs remained. Lu and Lynn rode out there with me in my ol' '41 Willy's Americar (front bench seat only). That was when I first became seriously interested in Lynn to eventually result in a marriage of almost 62 years now. Sadly, Lynn didn't ride back with me that night (she went with another guy) so it was just Lu and I... and we talked a lot. But that was a situation that Lu never allowed to happen again. After that, I most remember us double-dating to see movies at the Y-drivein. And of course there were other private parties... but it all ended in Feb '53 when I left for the Air Force. We drifted apart in later years, but since Lynn and I still have family in the Tri-Cities, we'd get back from time to time and Lu would always make a special effort to get together to catch-up. She was like that. As Don LYALL ('52) implied, she was a facilitator extraordinaire, who kept track of most of the members of class '52, and Lu was responsible for much of the success for our class reunions. I think Em ('52) was part of that too, but I'm not sure... we were only able to attend one reunion. I think the last time we saw Lu was the spring of 2013 when she came to see us at our son's house in Richland. We're going to miss getting her Christmas Cards with her family photos. Indeed, Lu will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My sincere condolences to Bill, Terri & Scott, Karissa, Serena... and any greatgrandkids? -Dick EPLER ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Van VanDUSEN ('52) Re: Luana IVERS Portch ('52-RIP) To: The class of '52 I am not a very good note writer or letter writer and I will try. To the people who read the Sandstorm, then you have read the note from Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52). I hope that those who have read it will pass it on to those who do not have the Sandstorm. This is a little bit of Luana that I know about. She had many friends including me. She was truly a good friend. She was one of the people who started the '52ers noon lunch at Starlings on GWWay in Richland. She also was one of people who worked on our class reunion for many years. She also has a lot of other things to do. She always went to her granddaughters' soccer meets, plus going to hockey games, plus helping people. There are a lot of things that I could talk about her. I lost a very good friend with her. May the good Lord bless her!!!!!!!! Van -Van VanDUSEN ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) Re: Luana IVERS Portch ('52-RIP) To her family and all who loved Luana, my sincere sympathy! What a loss to all of us! Luana was a lively teen in the West Side United Protestant Church. She would take a bunch of us girls in her car after Fellowship meetings. We would go to drive-ins for burgers, hot dogs, French fries, sodas, milk shakes - and even to a place that offered timber floats (toothpicks floated in water) with their food. Luana ('52, one year ahead of me) and I became active in Club 40 as soon as we were eligible. I always admired her high spirits, derring-do and positive attitude. She was the kind of person who drew friends to her like a magnet. I liked the way she kept active in family activities. I will miss her very much! Bomber tears, -Norma LOESCHER Boswell ('53) ~ in Richland, where it's cool again ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carolynn HAMILTON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn BAIRD ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy RATHVON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leo WEBB ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred BREEDLOVE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HERTZ ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron POLK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue OBERG ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Hmmmmmmmmm I see the B-day guy is already hintin on face book 'bout his b-day by sneaking in a post about a band that lost many members on this date (he posted it yesterday... uh huh uh huh)... now this from a kid, who with his good buddy, Larry WERSEN ('63) used to cruz the Uptown when it was empty to see how many windows he could shatter with the split manifold and open headers he fabbed for his car in auto Shop... now we all remember Larry as an upstanding member of the Great Band the Chessmen... it is very hard for me to believe Larry participated in this kid's antics... perhaps it is nothing more than a rumor started by the b-day guy... I mean geeeeeeeeez kids... I dated two of Larry's sisters for criminie sakes... would I date girls if their brother was a hood?... rhetorical question no need to give it another thought... I've heard that two outa three ain't bad (Meatloaf?)... I do hafta remember to treat this fellow Marine with a little respect even though I have actually been in a car with him when he had double vision and broke his double vision glasses... never... I repeat never get into a hot Mustang with a kid who has broken his double vision glasses and go driving around Richland looking for a glasses repair kit... it'll make ya very sick... now I know, as will you as you read this, that this kid shares his b-day with a Bomber- babe... but insteada posting that on face book... he posts about a plane wreck... gotta wonder... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Leo WEBB ('63) and Kathy RATHVON ('63) on your special day, October 20, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/21/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54) David RIVERS ('65) Len REDISKE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandra WITHERUP ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie FOSTER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucy FOSTER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lyle LAUGHERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marsha JEPSEN ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jenny ANGUIANO ('98) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re Ladies of 1954 Just a "heads-up" that we will continue to have our third Friday of the month lunch at Richland Applebee's. Please come at 11am so we can be served before the restaurant gets busy!! If you need to contact me, you can call my cell at 531-0913!! See you there! Re: Tears Condolences to a classmate, Sandra STURGIS George ('54) for the loss of her husband, Jack, this week. We will find out when service will be when the obituary comes out, or at our lunch today!! Sandra, we are all there for you!!! Re: Club 40 Dust Storm articles Don't forget that the deadline to get an article in to Editor, Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49), for the Fall Dust Storm is this Saturday, October 22nd!!! Any little blurb is welcome! We love to hear from everyone!! Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it is dripping a little today, but promises to clear soon! Mid 60s isn't that bad!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee now everyone must know by now that this is one of my favorite days of the year... it's the day I getta celebrate the births of my very favorite twins inna whole wide world... I am just very happy I was nowhere near the delivery room at the time cuz that hadda be the longest birth in history... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Connie and Lucy FOSTER ('63;'65) on your special day, October 21, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Len REDISKE ('66) Re: Larry WERSEN ('63) musician Didn't Larry also play in The Impalas with the Gosney brothers? They were also very good. I was in the Esquires from '63 to '66. Larry was a very good bass player if I do remember right. Rock on -Len REDISKE ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack GROUELL ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Trisha SAUCIER ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Laura Dean KIRBY ('55) The lovely ladies of the class of 1955 gathered for lunch at Roundhouse Pizza on GWWay on Wednesday, October 19th. Luckily there are several of us still living in the Tri-City area. We enjoy our get togethers, and lunching and laughing as though we were still young. There is usually some interesting talk about current events, although we avoid politics. Many memories are of our school days and the teachers who made us study hard. Well, most of them. We remember friends who have passed, or are lost to us, many exciting ball games and some old flames. It is always an enjoyable time of sharing. There are 12 to 16 of us who attend regularly, and we always welcome anyone who is visiting here from out of town. The date is the third Wednesday of the month and the site varies. If you are interested in coming, you can call Billie LAWELL Neth ('55) at (509) 946-8655 or Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) at (509) 627-3435. Re: Next Two lunches Sterling's at Queensgate on November 16th is our next gathering at 11:30. In December we are planning an afternoon tea at the Neth home. Attending the recent lunch were the following: Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts, Sharon BEE Burkes, Judy CLEARWATER Woods, Wanda RICKETS Steel, Billie LAWELL Neth, Pat ACTON Jonson, Ginger WARFORD Rhoads, Mary WARREN Gruver, Janet OATES Porter, Mary Jo WOODHEAD Mokler, Nanci GROW Bainard, Virginia WILLIAMS McKenna, and Peggy NELSON. These gatherings were inspired by the times we enjoyed at Club 40 events. It is never too late to get reacquainted with old friends or discover new ones. Bomber Cheers to All, -Laura Dean KIRBY aRMSTRONG ('55) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/23/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie RICHMOND ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ECKERT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark O'TOOLE ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tim O'NEIL ('76) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/24/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David HOKANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve RECTOR ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jimmy NACKE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul CHARETTE ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) After yesterday's "Not" issue, I am disappointed. I thought at the least someone would have be extolling the pigskin prowess of whatever college team you find favor. There were several exemplary games. And what happened to Ohio State should have happened. Don't know how your favs did, but the "Dawgs" and Cougs both won. Ducks, Beavs, Cards and Bruins didn't. There may be a change in the pecking order leading up to the national champeenship. And what happened to the Junior Gyrene ('65)? His last entry was barely a footnote to his normal self. As the ESPN football experts would say: "Come on, Man!" -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where fall colors are beginning to prevail, but there's an awful lot of green still on the walnut. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Happy Birthday to "Wailer One", he's the veritable "Pittsopedia" of Northwest Rock and Roll and serves up the minutia and other fatuous facts with that silly little giggle of his on demand. He used to be able to blow cigarette smoke out his tear duct, but gave up smoking to refine his Gator technique. Happy Birthday Jim ARMSTRONG, aka Curtis James and Vince LaPitts. You da Man Armie. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: I know It's only rock n roll but I like it! The other day I was reveling in memories of the Lynn BRYSON ('57) era, playing alla NW sounds and just working my way into the mid '60s... now what a feeling... I find it amazing that our Lynn was the top jock with the Real Don Steele at the same station... Don woulda been 21 when Lynn grageated so it must have been interesting politics going on at the radio station... you know how work place politics is... only people that may not know are those who have never worked for someone else... I can really get into Rock n roll and have had my sirius radio on to '50s on 5 and lately '60s on 6 since I got it a number of years ago... this (Vegas) used to be a great town for Rock n roll but lately the prices are just stupid... When Elvis opened at the big room in the International, he demanded 25 bucks a shot because Barbra Streisand had got that when she was the first act to open the hotel... it all went down hill after that... ah da memries... so I gotta lotta Bomber friends who are even bigger fans than I (I might not have been willing to admit that earlier... but hey... as we get older we have to admit the truth now and then) and today's Bomber is one of them... he's my music hero (Yes Q ('62) you rank up there, too)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) on your special day, October 24, 2016!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Jim ARMSTRONG ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leslie JACOBSEN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jackie JANCOVIC ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara FRANCO ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: AKA's ('54) comment about pigskins and favorite teams, etc. Our pastor in church yesterday mentioned that nobody mentioned that the Chicago Cubs will be in the World Series for the first time in something like 86 years and haven't won a series in something like 108 years. As far as I know, nobody alive has seen that happen! And nobody mentioned that either in the Sandstorm. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) Re: 10-24-45 Hey Frank, David, and Jim! Thanks for the birthday shout outs. To: All you Bombers out there Give yourselves a treat and listen to some '50s Rock 'n' Roll tonight!! Wailers Cheers Pitts -Jim "Pitts" ARMSTRONG ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: secret birthdays Now one cool thing that face book has done is provide b-days that are not on my cheat sheet (and therefore not on a yellow stickie) and are not on the Bombers' Calendar... pretty slick... but the shadow knows... I mean the Tooter knows (forgot my sub gnome indoor plumbing)... so today are two beauteeeeeeeeeful Bomber-babes that have managed to remain under the radar fer a while... but no longer... the jig is up... I have fond memories of both... I remember being at one's house under some very tense circumstances which will not be shared here... an important note... they did NOT involve the b-day babe... Ricky WARFORD ('65) and I stood as far under the willow tree as far as we could get and shook like leaves is all I can say... sooooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Leslie JACOBSEN ('64) and Jackie JANCOVIC ('65) on your special day, October 25, 2016! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/26/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim HAMILTON ('63), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sally SHEERAN ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran BARKER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael K. HOGAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard FAUBERT ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Come about 1930 hours, It will been 46 years since I climbed up the stairs and boarded a Seaboard World Airlines DC-8 with three stops to Bien Hoa, Viet Nam. Will never forget the blast of heat when they opened the door and I had my first lung full of that ubiquitous smell that was "Viet Nam". I can still taste it. This would mean that it was 45 years the day after tomorrow, that I sat in a small room waiting for the results of "The Test" so the I could again board a Seaboard World Airlines DC-8 with two stops to McChord Air Force Base and the promised 0200 steak dinner. Just like all my Brothers and Sisters who participated in "that most recent unpleasantry in Southeast Asia", part of me is still there and always will be. Welcome Home -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) The World series starts tonight. I'm so happy for the Cubs and for the Indians. I will be happy for either team to win it all. I just hope for a complete seven game series and plan on watching even though I usually hate baseball on TV. Love it in person, but except for the Mariners I don't enjoy seeing it on TV. My grandson, Cameron Lance JENKINS ('16) (pitcher), played for the Bombers, but he since he graduated this year, I'll have to go to Tucson, AZ to watch him play if he makes the University of Jamestown (in North Dakota) travel team. He's on the roster, but won't know where he will play until next spring. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in cool, rainy Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) To: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: Chicago Cubs Our Pastor started his sermon mentioning the Chicago Cubs last time they were in the World Series and the last time they won. He even had a Superman moment; he unbuttoned his shirt some to show he was wearing a Cubs T-shirt. Last time the Cubs won the World Series, Oct 13, 1908, games were not even broadcast on radio. First radio broadcast was Nov 2, 1920. Before that radio was not broadcast to a wide audience, it was used for communication back and forth, you know, like between ships. The RMS Titanic had not even started being built; laid down March 31, 1909. Henry Ford had introduced the Model T only eight days earlier, Oct 8, 1908. There were only 46 states and we only had eight planets, then a ninth planet came and went. The Soviet Union came and went; of course they are now trying to build it again. There are people who were alive then, the oldest being Emma Morano born in Italy on November 29, 1899 and the last person born in the 1800s still living. How cool is that? Living in three centuries. Imagine being transported back in time to 1908, it would be like being on Gilligan's Island, "not a single luxury, like Robinson Crusoe, it's primitive as can be." -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ in Kennewick right near the Lion's Den where the Mighty Richland Bombers beat the Kennewick Lions 40 to 0 September 16th ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: can't take the Richland outa the kid So I'm a small town boy and I always will be... very easily impressed, but today I looked on face book and staring at me from a real post about vets was my old time friend and classmate, John FOSTER ('65) with a vet from the Korean war... I was blown away... I'm sending it to make sure you can see I don't make this stuff up... John doesn't do face book so he was just as surprised as I... anyway it ain't his b-day so I'll leave it at that... Ya all prolly can surmise I don't like to admit igerrence... but I am sure... I mean really sure that I had my picher taken at lunch in Vegas with the b-day Bomber babe and two (2) of her sisters... so anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sally SHEERAN ('58) on your special day, October 26, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Steve CARSON ('58) Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shawn SCHUCHART ('78) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Thank you for your service. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Ford Model T and the World Series Correction: The Model T was introduced five days before the Cubs won the World Series in 1908, not eight like I said yesterday. I knew I had figured that out correctly, but I guess I just saw too many eights around when I typed. Not a big deal I guess, but I like to be correct. Ransom Olds and Henry Ford had the same idea. They wanted to build a simple cheap car the everyday person could afford. Olds produced the curved dash Oldsmobile from 1901 to 1907 built on an "assembly line." Difference is Olds' assembly line moved the workers from car to car while Ford was the first to use the moving assembly line where it was the cars that move. The curved dash Oldsmobile was a sales success, but Olds then got into fight with his board of directors because they wanted to build big fancy cars for the rich people so Olds left the company he founded the same year Ford started building cars. They did build some really nice cars but with less people being able to afford them nearly went bankrupt when the company was bought by Billy Durant when he was putting together General Motors Company. Ransom E. Olds wanted to continue making cars but could not use his own name so his new company used his initials, REO. Electric cars were popular with women because they did not have to crank the engine to start it. Both Ford and Oldsmobile were leaders in developing handicapped controls for cars after WWII, and they did not charge veterans for the controls to be installed. Oldsmobile had several different kits depending on the disability and they had a big advantage because they were the ones who introduced the automatic transmission a couple years before the war and I think the only one with an automatic transmission just after the war so with no clutch a person with one leg could easily drive it. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ohhhhhhhhh poop Sorry... I got caught up and time slipped away... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry CHRISTENSEN ('61) on your special day, October 26, 2016... film at eleven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Margaret EHRIG ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Anna May WANN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul PHILLIPS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula BERGAM ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CORDER ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) If I don't do this properly this older Bomber Babe will cut me off at the knees. Suffice to say we did not know each other back in the day; nor did we graduate at the same time. We became acquainted through Club 40 and have remained civil to each other since. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Ann (Anna Mae) WANN ('49) on what must be her 28th or 29th birthday. Don't get too wet on the golf course today. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the leaves just keep falling from the walnut tree. I sometimes think there is a leaf factory hidden in the tree ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: Another Bomber moves home to Richland his past weekend Max SUTTON ('57) made the big move from Renton back to Richland. He is at The Timbers apartment complex on Stevens. I am sure he will make connections with all his old buddies via The Spudnut Shop, the All Bomber Lunch and many other places. Welcome Home, Max. -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim DAUGHERTY ('70) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Passing of Kathy ANDERSON McDowell ('66) With great sadness I am sharing the news that the class of '66 has lost its 78th classmate with the passing of Kathy ANDERSON McDowell. She passed away at Kadlec October 25 from complications of gall bladder surgery. The link to her obit on Einan's Viewing is from 4:30 - 7pm Tuesday, November 1. Grave side service is at 11am Wednesday, November 2, at Cemetery at Sunset, 915 By-Pass Hwy, Richland. Bomber Tears, -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/30/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilynn WORKING ('54) Helen CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen COLE ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty PYLE ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ray STEIN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John THOMPSON ('82) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Update on 1954 Classmate, Gloria ADAMS Letting all our classmates and friends know what Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) is going through. Today (Saturday, 10/29/16) Gloria lost her husband, Clarence Fulcher ('51-RIP). Clarence passed away in Ferndale, WA. Our love and condolences to Gloria and their family. Gloria was taken to Yakima Medical center where she had additional surgery on Friday, October 28th, and she will remain there for a few more days. Next week Gloria will come to Fieldstone Retirement Home in Kennewick. We do not know what the plans are for Clarence and I will let everyone know when Gloria is back in the Tri-Cities. After my last Sandstorm notice, she received several cards and visits and was so happy to hear from her friends. Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54) was so kind to send flowers to Gloria from our class of 1954!! Thank you, Dona!!!! This is a hard time for Gloria right now, to be hospitalized and not being able to go see Clarence. Their son, Scott ('81), has been taking care of things there. Please continue to keep Gloria and her family in your thoughts and prayers and send messages to her when she returns. Sadly, Bomber tears, -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where it keeps wanting to rain and get colder!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Bomber memory Last night I watched one if my favorite programs, House Hunters Intentional, where a couple were house-hunting in Amsterdam, my favorite city since I was an Exchange Student in Holland in 1962, right after I graduated from Col-Hi. The couple ended up in Amsteveen, a suburb of Amsterdam... I was thrilled, because that is actually where I lived that year with my Dutch family, the Van Houwelingens. Having Jaime, our exchange student living with us this year, I find myself thinking about my exchange year often. It's a fun experience, but it's going so quickly. We will get him to the west coast somehow, I hope. but we will take him to Memphis, TN. for Thanksgiving, visiting our good friends, the Millers from Procter and Gamble days. I enjoy reading the Sandstorm every day... don't miss it if I don't absolutely have to. I also had a jolt from the past when I was looking through my cookbooks, and came across the recipe for the C.U.P. Fruitcake in the Bombers' Best Recipes cookbook the 2006 Marketing Management Class sold. Being raised in CUP I helped make fruitcake every fall for maybe 6 years. It was a major fund raiser for the International Christian Youth Exchange Student program, that I finally got to be a part of, just after I graduated in 1962. Lots of good memories. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN We are having a beautiful fall back here. It will reach 81 one day next week, that seems like 20 higher than usual this time of year. We always have at least one frost before Halloween, but none is predicted for next week. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Bombers rule Wow... today we gotta Bomber-babe who grageated with my ol' neighbor, Jerry REED ('55), brother to Vonnie ('60) and Sharon ('57-RIP), my baby-sitters when I was way too old to have a baby-sitter... uh huh and another who might just as well spell his name "Number ten" as he is often remembered that way by his fellow Bombers... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Karen COLE ('55) and Ray STEIN ('64) on your special day, October 30 (almost Nevada day!) 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 10/31/16 ~ Halloween ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65), Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rex DAVIS ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob MATTSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol HARSHMAN ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Phil COLLINS ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) To: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Gloria "Skip" ADAMS Fulcher ('54) and Clarence FULCHER ('51-RIP) Wow, I missed your previous post about "Skip" having surgery . So sorry to hear of these problems. And now, the passing of Clarence. Bless their sweet hearts. "Skippy" and Clarence have long been favorites of so many of us. I look forward to visiting her when she moves to Kennewick. For some reason, Facebook says we aren't "friends". All the posting we do back and forth, I thought we were. One of those "what the heck?" things. Sadly, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) This is one of those holidays that has to be hard on a kid who was born on this day. "Is all that candy for me?" It is after all his/her birthday. In looking over the calendar, I note that a few Bombers were born on this day; but one really stands out. He is one of the older Bombers of my acquaintance. Met him at Club 40; knew his younger brother, Jim {'52}, from school although he was a few years older. But this particular Bomber is known and admired by many younger Bombers. Somewhere in the memory bank, I believe he was also a Cougar of the Wazzoo species. Now the "ceremonial" tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Rex DAVIS ('49). Many think he looks younger than his brother. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where rain promises a quiet All Hallows Eve. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Teacher teacher Now I certainly was no scholar in my Col-Hi dayz... in fact... I wuz no such thang in any of my pre-college dayz... to me it wuz an "us v. them" kinda thing... and I wuz totally with US! Later, I learned first hand the rigors of teaching and the rigors of administration... needless to say I took the easy road and became a lawyer... eventually I met the great reunion crasher of all time and became a huge fan... I remain such a fan to this day... so today I getta celebrate the birth of one of our finest alum/teachers as well as one a my favorite neighborhood kids... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Rex DAVIS ('49) and Bobbie "Tuna" MATTSON ('64) on your special day, October 31 2016.!!!! Nevada Day)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: A bit of help with some background research... What year did the noon siren stop in Richland? -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` September, 2016 ~ November, 2016