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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ November, 2016
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/01/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Joe FORD ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim MEFFORD ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy WILLOX ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Micki LUND ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dianne TERRY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat THRAPP ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) The sad events of the weekend have marred my usual jocularity. It is a sad thing when a Bomber is lost; especially if he is one of the good guys. And he had to be a good guy cuz he married Skippy. Skippy is now in a place where she can't do too much about events. Fortunately their children have taken up the slack; and life will proceed as it has. My condolences to the FULCHER family on the loss of their father/grandfather/husband. It is an even sadder event when a fellow classmate reaches a certain age. I'm not certain what that age is, fortunately, but I think he is gittin' up thar in years. And so he's lost a few hairs from the top of his head, mainly because he keeps scratching it in wonder. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" are in store for Jim "Tank" MEFFORD ('54) on this occasion. Jeanette Duncan Mefford ('54) promised to bake him a marble cake using real marbles. Think they'll probably wind up at the Beef and Brew joint he frequents on third Fridays. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the leaves continue to fall. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Re: M-1 Carbine (another war story belonging to someone else) Folks; We were away for a while and I'm just now catching up on Sandstorm entries from Labor Day on. The stories around the M-1 carbine caught my eye, and took me back to Vietnam and the area south of Danang, in 1969. Army medics were not generally issued a useful defensive weapon. Instead, the Army loaned me (and just about all the other medics) a WWI era Model 1911 Army Colt Pistol, .45 caliber style (they were all made in .45 caliber). I was inside the wire much of the time, and had to wear the .45 when we went out the gates. The .45 was notorious for its weight (heavy) and its barrel mount (loose). Beyond 50 feet, its accuracy was poor. My buddy and fellow medic Jimmy H was assigned to a unit that was in a more rural setting, all by itself. Which is to say that he wanted more protection than a .45 would give him, if it were needed in the event of armed intruders attempting access to the isolated compound, also known as a firefight. Somehow, he became the proud owner of one of those old M-1 carbines, the short barreled, short stock version. It fired a .30 caliber round, scarcely longer than a pistol bullet, and could cough 10 rounds out about as fast as an M-16. His only had a 10-round magazine. He never used it, but would come into the aid station at battalion HQ with the rifle slung over a shoulder. No comments made. Where this story is going is to Caddo Mills, in east Texas. Jimmy was from that area, and had a cousin living there, and when he DEROSed (went home, or "back to the world"), his gear sent to Caddo Mills arrived about a month before he did. In packing, he broke that fully automatic little rifle down and stowed it in the back of his stereo speakers. The cousin who received his gear and reassembled the rifle reported to Jimmy that it was fun for hunting rabbits. Somewhere in east Texas, I'm guessing that M-1 is still there. Rabbits, beware. -Joe FORD ('63) ~ Tumwater, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Attention K-Mart shoppers I don't need no stinking list to go shopping... I hadda photographic memory back inna '60s and '70s... even in Law School (caused me to get the worst grade I ever got because I pulled the covers off a Prof I was dating when I caught her being lazy and closed my eyes... turned to the footnote from which she pulled her question in my mind and simply wrote down what the court in the case held... bad idea... she was going thru a divorce so I kinda unnerstan why she was not up to writing a real question... but boy did she punish me)... ok back to this century... I realized after grabbing everything I needed while shopping today (yesterday) that I forgot one item... that's ok... there's a K-Mart onna way so I'll just pull in there... now I can count on one hand the number of times I've been in K-Mart in the last 10 years... I remember why... I popped in... got my item and stood in the line at the one register open... when I got up there, the computer went down... "You'll hafta go over to lane 7"... OK got in line again... got up to the check stand and... "Computer is down, you'll hafta go over to lane 10" (my original lane)... by now other shoppers had watched what I was going thru... I thought they were gonna cheer when I finally bought my item... why didn't I leave? I had already invested about 45 minutes and was not gonna drive another 20 minutes to some other store... ahhhhhhh life inna fast lane... well I wish a much better day for today's Bomber-babes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Judy WILLOX ('61) and Micki LUND ('63) on your special day, November 1, 2016!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) To: Rex DAVIS ('49) Happy birthday Rex (on 10/31) and congratulations for your induction to WSU Sports Hall of Fame. After the 3 years of instructors and HS you tried to make a gymnast out of me, I had to ask your help at WSU to enter the Intramural Gymnastics competition in 1966. You let me practice my trampoline routine and make sure I didn't break my neck. Luckily few participated and I got 2nd for Stevenson Dorm. My grandkids jump on tramps, but I'm reluctant to try a back double flip these days. I can still spot like I did for Johnny COLE ('66). The HYATTs ('63-RIP) were the best apparatus instructors and spotters. Enjoy your retirement. -Duncan SINCLAIR ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Re: BOMBER BIRTHDAY In the many years that the Mattson family was our backyard neighbor, I never knew that Bob's birthday was Halloween. Thanks to David RIVERS' ('65) birthday greeting to the "Tuna", I now understand a great deal more than I did way back when. Happy Birthday, Bob. -John ALLEN ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/02/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) David DOUGLAS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norma LOESCHER ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom BEAULIEU ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David DOWIS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rita JOHNSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris ROE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich JACOBS ('75) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) From the Soapbox Department: Next Sunday we all turn our clocks to Standard Time. It would be nice if the powers that be said that will be the last time we do it. Doubt if they could get it done before then, which would leave us on Daylight Time, but just for giggles call it Standard Time. 'nuff said. [I leave my car clock and one clock in my house on Daylight Savings time... the clocks that are a P.I.T.A. to change. -Maren] Got more important things to do here. There is a Bomber Babe of my acquaintance who deserves some recognition at this time. Now I knew her back when she was a junior and I a sophomore. We thesped together once... don't think we were on stage at the same time, but we were in the same production. For a brief time she was my Editor on the real Sandstorm, but it didn't last. Fortunately I see her at Club 40 Annual Meetings which sort of takes up the slack. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" for Norma LOESCHER ('53) on the momentous occasion of her 23rd birthday. Really try to enjoy this one with whomever. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where farmers are fattening up turkeys. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) Helen CROSS Kirk's ('62) mention of Central UP church on 10/30/16 reminded me of a time I attended a Good Friday service there. Tris MAYBERRY Knaff ('62) invited me to go with her. Since it meant getting out of afternoon classes and the church was a short walk away, I cheerfully went. The service was somewhat different to the ones at Richland Baptist Church where I was a member. The most unusual part was a group of young girls dressed in white robes who did an interpretive dance (although what it interpreted I wasn't sure). I hadn't seen anything like that in church before. After graduating from college and marrying a girl from Honolulu, we settled in Kaneohe, Hawaii, and on several occasions enjoyed watching Christian hula dances. Hula is somewhat different from the CUP dance as it is like sign language - certain movements and gestures have specific meanings. What reminded me of all this was our worship service here in Mesa Sunday. The choir sang "It Is Well With My Soul," my dad's favorite hymn. My older brother Walker DOUGLAS ('57) sang it at his funeral. During the triumphant last stanza, a young girl did a ballet dance, which was very enjoyable. I was reminded of the Bible verse, Psalms 149:3 - "Let them praise his name with dancing." The little girl certainly did that. I went to CUP a few more times. Tris also invited me to a sex education class at the church. One of the interesting dates I had with her. Richland Baptist discouraged social dancing. I went to four dances in high school - our German class Christmas party/dinner/dance (my date Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP) spent the evening in the restroom throwing up), the Thanksgiving Formal with exchange student Vivian GERICKE ('62) (I asked other guys to dance with her), the Tolo dance with Patty (she didn't throw up that time - I guess she developed a strong stomach after dating me for a year), and the Junior-Senior Prom with Tris (I warned her ahead of time I didn't dance, so we just enjoyed the music). The first time I actually went onto a dance floor with a girl was in college. I had a blind date to a dance at a girls' boarding school (shows you how desperate they were to find dates for the girls) in Walla Walla. I was warned ahead of time that the chaperons were to be able to see space between us while we were dancing. However, my date didn't seem to know about that rule. Nobody, including me, called her attention to it. We may have moved to the music, but I'm sure nobody who knows how to dance would ever call what we did dancing. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where it's cooling off and becoming harder to keep the pool warm, although I shouldn't complain as it's now November and hopefully we'll have a couple more days to swim, and the water's a lot warmer than the Columbia River ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Was going thru the pictures of our Alaskan Cruise this summer and found this shot of the Bomber Totem Pole at the Totem Bight State Historical Park in Ketchikan. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/03/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Jim McKEOWN ('53), Barbara SESLAR ('60) Mike WAGGONER ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene LARSEN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve DENLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dickie RHODES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jesse MALLORY ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim McKEOWN ('53) Re: Bomber Birthday A day late but not forgotten... Happy Big Whatever to Norma LOESCHER ('53) [on 11/2], the lady who never ages... I don't think she introduced me to my wife, but they were sorority sisters at Wazu, so she probably warned her about me... it was great seeing you at the September function, and, as always, you rock!! Much love!! `Jim/Edna Mckeown....class of 53 (me, anyway) -Jim McKEOWN ('53) ~ from cooling off and wet Sacramento ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2016 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: Atomic City, USA: How once-secret Los Alamos became a millionaire's enclave An interesting article about Richland's sister city. -Michael WAGGONER ('60) ~ Boulder CO ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Comments on the 11-2-16 Sandstorm I felt I had to comment on a couple of things in today's Sandstorm. First, being raised in CUP, I must admit I don't remember any sex education classes being offered at CUP during our Senior year or otherwise that David DOUGLAS ('62) mentioned, but working at Densow's Drugstore regularly did cut into my schedule, so I could have forgotten about it in the last 50 + years... I think had it been offered year after year... my dad would have wanted me to attend said classes,, because believe me, that was never discussed in our house. Also... Having been in Ketchikan, Alaska -- a few times, fortunately, as I love Alaska -- I couldn't remember any Bomber totem pole up there that Jim HAMILTON ('63) submitted. I had to laugh when I looked at the photo. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are still enjoying a very warm fall, it was 60 when I got up and it is suppose to hit 80 again today; we are still getting fall foliage colors, so tourists would love being here now. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) To: David DOUGLAS ('62) Song: It Is Well With My Soul one of my favorites!! -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: The ol neighborhood(s) I've known these two Bombers since 6th and 2nd grade, respectively (age preceding uhhhhh... well you get the picher)... come to think of it, they are either the same age or one year apart... as many of us had to wait till almost puberty to start kinneygarden... I have a vivid memory of waking up on my 5th birthday and singing at the top of my lungs "today I go to school... bla bla bla"... but my mom hadda brake the news to me that I hadda wait another year... no matter, Good ol' Johnny Reed ('63wb) was waiting to walk with me to Jefferson... not that they let me in... he left me at the swings to wait for recess... some nice people came along and took me home (ah the joys of growing up in Richland)... I didn't know my address (1309 Haines) but was pretty sure my house was "pink"... I'm still not sure what color it was but it was not exactly pink... (I am sure the original colors are somewhere to be found in an archive of Richland Gubmint housing)... now where was I... oh yeah would meet the younger b-day Bomber (or shorter if they are the same age) when I moved to 1301 Acacia and started Spalding in the middle of the 2nd grade... I have misspelled his name all these years till he corrected me about 8 months ago or so... Now I have come to calling this kid my "guardian angel"... the morning of the Tet Offensive 1968, we had sent our Artillery to somewhere around Khe Sahn and Helos to probably Phu Bai... don't really matter 'cept to say we were left in the hands of the Americal Division of the US Army... now if you were with Americal at that time this is not about YOU... anyway, we called for support and it was denied... so all hell broke loose and remained that way till just before dawn... as the light began, we were greeted by Naval Gun Fire from the USS Edson and jets swooping overhead from the Enterprise... damn what a beautiful sound, though I must admit that naval gun fire just over your head and just beyond your position can be a bit un-nerving... bull shit... scared the hell outa me... a couple of weeks later, our Commandant and some Army types arrived to relieve the Army General of his command... it was an horrible time for Americal to the extent that the 196th Brigade (the bunch portrayed in Terry DAVIS' ('65) show "Tour of Duty"), which had never been a part of Americal before arriving in Vietnam, refused to wear or identify with anything "Americal"... I've met most of the living members of the 196th and know personally that this is true. Ah but the good news is... aboard that Destroyer (The Edson) was the '65er b-day Bomber! Damn straight, Dickie! Now the elder or taller Bomber, I met when I moved to 1002 Van Giesen... and met him inna new neighborhood... now here's a guy... I have never seen him in anything but a great mood... possibly one of the nicest guys I've ever met... so much so that when he changes email addresses or I in any other way lose touch with him, I go looking... true story (I don't make this stuff up)... so you can imagine how happy I am to scream HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Steve DENLER ('64) and Dick "Dickie" Rhodes ('65) on your special day, November 3, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/04/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David DOUGLAS ('62) Darlene NAPORA ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karyn GROB ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Betti & Robert AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darren McINTYRE ('82) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill Dunton (Teacher) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David DOUGLAS ('62) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I definitely remember the sex ed class at CUP. It met four times, on Saturdays. I missed one session due to a prior engagement. We used the paperback book Facts of Life and Love for Teenagers by Evelyn Millis Duvall. I don't recall that I learned anything from the course. I didn't learn much from the school classes either. The only thing we learned in 5th grade was that babies didn't arrive via storks, which I already knew as I had a brother en route. I learned a little in 7th grade, but not the crucial things, like how a sperm and ova got acquainted. Around ninth grade my parents gave me a book written for boys, since I never expressed any curiosity about sex. That's where most of my information came from. I learned more about sex in 7th grade PE swimming class than I did in Health, but that's another story. Patty BEZZIO ('63-RIP) and I talked about sex occasionally. She also learned from a book, written for girls. Since I didn't have any sisters and she didn't have any brothers we decided to trade books. (She made me put a book cover on mine so her mom didn't see what it was. That would have ended our relationship very quickly, she was sure.) Mine was more complete than hers. Mine explained about puberty in both males and females, hers only in females. I loaned her my copy of Facts of Life and Love to read as well. She wanted to make sure she knew everything I did. We developed a 'philosophy of sex,' although we didn't call it that. I may write more about that on her birthday next July. I taught sex education to fifth graders in Hawaii one year. That was an experience. I was part of a team of 8 teachers. The other teachers (females) wanted me to take all the boys. I refused and would only teach my homeroom class. I decided it was important for the kids to learn about the opposite sex in addition to the facts of life. For some reason, about 2/3s of 5th graders were girls, while 2/3s of fourth graders were boys. I had 4 boys and 17 girls in my homeroom. We used a fairly conservative video series from South Carolina. The kids certainly learned a lot more than I did in 5th grade, or 7th grade. I had a problem with the other teachers over the video. The kids giggled when the video showed the drawing of a nude boy. One of the teachers turned off the video and told the kids they were not to laugh or giggle or she would stop the video completely. After school that day I told her if she ever did that again I would embarrass her in front of the whole group by telling my homeroom students they could giggle all they wanted as long as they listened at the same time, and the video would NOT be turned off. I didn't have any more problems after that. -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) Re: Birthday A very special Birthday wish for Betti AVANT ('69). Hope you have a great day! -Darlene NAPORA Shuley ('69) ~ Muggy, wet 80s in Austin, TX) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/05/16 - fall back tomorrow morning at 2am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Mike WAGGONER ('60), Margaret EHRIG ('61) Ann ENGEL ('63), Joe FORD ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles COX ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy CAMERON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Curtis GUNTER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gerald STEIN ('66) BOMBER LUNCH: Class of '60, 11:30, 3 Margaritas (1st Sat) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike WAGGONER ('60) Re: Fuel from sewage is the future - it's closer than you think PNNL: News So Richland is not just nuclear energy but also biochemical energy. -Michael WAGGONER ('60) ~ Boulder, CO ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) New Location - New Time The All Class Lunch will change to Sterling's on Queensgate next Saturday at 11:30. This will be a permanent change of location and time. All Bombers are welcome regardless of when you graduated. We look forward to seeing some new and old faces. Come and catch up with old friends and make some new ones. WHAT: ALL BOMBER LUNCH WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016 TIME: 11:30 WHERE: Sterling's on Queensgate (near Richland Wal*Mart) -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) Re: It Is Well With My Soul This last Sunday the Ridgefield Methodist Church Choir which Tony and I belong to sang It Is Well With My Soul. -Ann ENGEL Schafer ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Re: Women medics (we've got them) Folks I noticed a thread recently about women as medics in the military. Some years back, maybe 10, work took me back to San Antonio, home of Fort Sam Houston, and venue for virtually all Army medical training. I spent 10 lovely weeks there myself in the summer of 1968. In the SA airport 10 years ago, I had a brief conversation with a young woman who had just finished her AIT (Advanced Individual Training) as a "Combat Medic," she proudly stated. So in addition to flying helicopters, women are/were already serving as medics. They're probably doing a bunch of things they weren't doing nearly 50 years ago. Things change. Bravo. Best to all -Joe FORD ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: luck a the draw Older brothers can be a gift or a curse... if they turn out good... their younger famblie members have a little smoother ride... If the older ones turn out bad... those coming next gotta work through the older one's "rep"... today's b-day Bomber gotta good one to precede him and turned out to be a really cool guy on his own... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gerald STEIN ('66) on your special day, November 5, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/06/16 ~ FALL BACK at 2am TODAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Tim SMYTh ('62), Jim HAMILTON ('63) Dennis HAMMER ('64), David RIVERS ('65) Pat DORISS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Becky RULON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHILDKNECHT ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tim SMYTh ('62) Re: Visit to San Antonio / Austin My girlfriend and I are planning a five-day trip to San Antonio. Any Bomber suggestions on what NOT to miss. -Tim SMYTh ('62) ~ Moreau, NY ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) So, enough already with the sex education talk, but first my two cents worth. In the Southend, we were dependent on Chico TAYLOR ('63) and later during our four or five years at Carmichael, Miss Olney for sex education. I believe it was about the fifth grade at Lewis & Clark when the boys got to go out and play kick ball at nine in the morning and the girls were all marshaled into the gym for something that would later become fodder for slumber party "Truth or Dare". They all came out with these light blue envelopes and a wide-eyed look not seen again until Fabian showed up with Dick Clark on channel 2. A few years later, Mrs. Roberts, Doris I believe her name was, was no doubt perplexed why Jerry, Norman HILL ('63) and their lot were hanging out at the Public Library, every day during the summer. Other than the obvious reasons that it was air- conditioned and you could smoke, the real attraction was the medical books they found in the reference section. While there was some considerable misinformation dispensed by the readers, there doesn't appear to have any real damage done. Mrs. Robert's summer reading program gave no stars or stickers for what was being perused, complete with illustrations, betwixt Bartlett's Quotations, and the World Book Encyclopedia. Of course there was always the magazine section at Johnny's Delicatessen in the Uptown for additional research. Now for something entirely different, and at my age of 71 much more salient. Let's address what works best to get lunch spots off of your shirts and sweaters. Every year, said spots seem to be appearing in greater quantities and showing up higher on my garments and closer to my chins. I've always been a Resolve and Oxi-Clean kinda guy, but does anyone have any Industrial strength suggestions? I've taken to occasionally wearing a paisley ascot over my shirt or easy to clean fleece and GoreTex. Canlis no longer issues lobster bibs at lunch, guess you gottta cut back somewhere in these hard times. The forever young and always lovely Miss Nancy has started giving me tokens for the car wash at our bottom of the hill Texaco. I be needin' some serious help. I can't be the only one with this problem. Any one, any one. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Semi-Annual Stupidity (part 2.0 - Fall Back) Now that you are awake you have one more hour today, what are you going to do with it? I'm sure I will not be able to sleep any longer so I know what I'm going to do with my extra hour. I am going to use mine changing clocks. With wife and daughter living with me I am the one who has to do the clock and watch changing. Used to be all we had to do was pull and twist the knob on the back of the few clocks and watches we had and we were set for another six months. Nowadays most clocks are digital and they each have a different sequences to set them, which has to be figured out twice a year. Clocks are now on everything. Used to you didn't have to change the ones in the cars because they never ran anyway, but now you have to. There are clocks on the wall, clocks sitting on furniture, clocks in the microwaves, in the stove, clocks in the cameras, clocks in the radios, a clock on the patio and another clock in the shop, clocks in the video recorders (yes they are still occasionally used) and one old rarely used TV has a clock in it, although I don't think I have set that one. Used to you could set those where they would automatically change when the time daylight savings time came and went, but the gubberment changed the dates for time changing so that feature is now useless and I don't remember if that feature is in the cameras or not. Same with the computers, although think the laptops will change themselves and the desk tops will not. My question then will be; when we go back to daylight savings time and loose one hour, where am I going to find time to change the clocks??????? [My car clock STAYS on Daylight Saving time... plus two clocks in the house don't change (bathroom and kitchen/wall). I keep thinking one of these years, the "powers that be" will get smart and leave everything on Daylight Saving time. -Maren] -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: cha cha changes Oh my oh my I am not good with change... I was Big Daddy Roth for Halloween and got up the courage to shave the stache and goatee... ouch!... I will no longer hafta sift thru the mail to throw away alla campaign ads, no more robo calls... old friends from face book may get back to "normal"... pretty sure some are not speaking to me at all... and worst of all I gotta fall back... dang dang dang... so many clocks so little time... at least some things don't change... well we hope not... as long as we keep having b-days it's all good... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jim SCHILDNECHT ('66) on your special day, November 6, 2016!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 November Lunch The Classy Ladies of '65 will be getting together for Lunch on Friday, November 11th, at Taverna Tagaris in south Richland. Ladies: if you graduated in 1965 and would like to join us for Lunch and get reacquainted, or if it's been a while since you've done so, just add this to your calendar, then contact me so I can add your name to our list! WHEN: Friday, November 11, 2016 TIME: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM WHERE: Taverna Tagaris at Tagaris Winery, 844 Tulip Ln, Richland (At the west end of Columbia Park Trail, east of Queensgate Drive) If you have any questions, contact me. -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/07/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Mike CLOWES ('54), Steve CARSON ('58) Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Marie RUPPERT ('63), David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan HAGGARD ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ed WOOD ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim WEAVER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack CLARK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Julie SMYTH ('69wb) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, the other government boon-doggle is behind us. As someone recently asked: "Just how much daylight have we saved and where is it?" If you can give a reasonable answer to that, there maybe a place in government for you. More important things to deal with, and I'm not talkin' sex-ed here. Couple of birthdays to get to; one is an older Bomber Babe and 'tother is a younger Bomber. I know both of them basically through Club 40. They were more than helpful during my tenure as president of that organization. And, don't confuse her with "Auntie Em" who is someone altogether different and fictional. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" goes out to Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) and Dan HAGGARD ('57). Hope the sun shines brightly for both of you on your day. Maren: What happened to them tigers? Tide too high perhaps? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR wondering what the Apple Cup will be like this year. Meaningful, perhaps, comes to mind as both the "Dawgs" and the "Cougs" are on top of the Northern Division. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Jim, Say, I have the same problem with food spots. I think they are making forks smaller. :) To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Maren, In your aside comments about Daylight Saving Time changing do you realize that you used "powers that be" and "smart" in the same sentence? :) ;) :) :) -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Spot remover To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) For years now I have used the same spot remover. It is "Resolve Stain Stick" It is an oval tube about 6 inches long. Remove the cap and rub the spot or stain with the stick that is inside. There I a knob on the bottom to keep moving the stick up. After rubbing the spot you can drop in the washer or wash a week later. It is really rare that it does not remove the spot. It is even more rare that the second try doesn't work. I have used it on denim, cotton, wool, and nylon with equal success. I buy a couple of sticks at a time and the last ones I got from Albertsons. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Re: Canlis lobster bibs Jim HAMILTON ('63) mentions that the Canlis restaurant in Seattle no longer supplies lobster bibs, especially to the drooling elderly. Here's the scoop about the Canlis clan of our generation... Peter Canlis of restaurant fame had two sons, Tony and Chris. Our paths crossed in the 1960s. Tony was in my five-year architecture class at the University of Washington, and we even did a few group projects together. By his account, what he really wanted to do was draw cartoons and ski (he excelled at both), but his father insisted that he get a college degree. His cartoons were on a par with the artwork in Mad Magazine. Draftable in late 1967, we and ten others from our class of forty-five graduates all made a pact to go to Navy OCS in Newport, Rhode Island, and to do nothing having to do with stale drafting boards. Line officers and pilots every one, and no construction battalion engineers (CBs or Seabees). Both of us were assigned to aircraft carriers, Tony as the public relations officer on the USS Midway. Nearly three years later at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard we crossed tracks again, and he escorted me to his lofty shipboard--his light-hearted laughter trailing behind us. It seems his commanding officer (a four-striper) was ticked off about Tony's cartoons making light of shipboard foibles, and had order him to knock if off. But, as fate would have it, his was a flagship and the admiral aboard (infinitely more than a four-striper) had taken a liking to navy humor and, unknown to the captain, ordered Tony to bundle up a dozen or so of his cartoons and submit them to the world-wide weekly Navy newspaper (All Hands). The mother of all jokes was when the commanding officer opened his copy and found inside a full two-page centerfold featuring the cartoons together with Tony's bio and photo and an endorsement from the admiral. The other tale possibly worth mentioning is that Tony was one of those physical specimens who excelled at swimming as well as skiing, and who was destined to never show his age. After the University swim team, and as his role in the Friday night athletic competitions at OCS, Tony entered two or three swimming events every week for the entire eighteen weeks of his cadet training. I watched some of these. For the two-lap butterfly he usually finished two-thirds of a lap ahead of the second place finisher. He won all of his events except one which he tied. In 1980 (now at the ripe age of 36) he was on the United States Olympics swim team, but the entire team stayed home that year in protest to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In 1984 (now at the very ripe age of 40) he came only one meter short of making the team again. As for Tony's brother, Chris, he and I found ourselves standing together in the military induction line at the Seattle waterfront complex in the summer of 1967. A rare coincidence. Chris was a more cerebral history major from Stanford. Later at the Navy flight school in Pensacola he made the highest scores ever achieved at the school. All he wanted to do was fly a jet, but with those achievements he remained grounded as an instructor. And for his part, all Tony wanted after OCS was to be a Navy SEAL, but the quota was filled for his entry month, and one of the best swimmers of Navy history ended up writing bland articles and secretly drawing cartoons on a flat top for jets. After the Navy Tony first worked as a wine merchant and eventually took over management of the Canlis restaurant in Honolulu. Chris is the one who stayed in Seattle and at the Canlis discontinued supplying free lobster bibs for Jimbeaux. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ Shoreline, WA north of Seattle, but never been to the pricey Canlis. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) To: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Jim, Lance ('60) has the same problem. He is partial to wearing white polo shirts. I gave up and just throw the spotty shirts away and buy him a new ones. Works for us. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in still frostless Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: lotsa November babies! I was reading inna Sanstorm that the "Classy" ladies of '65 were having a lunch... I went to my Columbian and started counting... I decided to stop cuz it seemed a good way to get myself in trubel... I just wanna know if they issue cards or something... if they do how long are they good for? I mean Jimbeaux ('63) is still carrying his Hi-Spot card... good for life I guess... so anyway before I really step onna part a my anatomy... today I gotta couple a Classy Bomber-babes and two ordinary Bomber guys (defined as Cool)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Dan HAGGARD ('57), Jimmy WEAVER ('64), and Julie SMYTH ('69wb) on your special day, November 7, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: Our next All Bomber lunch WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016 TIME: 11:30am to 1pm WHERE: at our new venue - Sterling's on Queensgate Hope to see you all there. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Jim COUCH ~ Class of 1966 ~ 1948 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/08/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ken HEMINGER ('56) Steve CARSON ('58), David DOUGLAS ('62) Helen CROSS ('62), Mike FRANCO ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dona McCLEARY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Spencer HOUCK ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) In starting this, I discovered that if the casing is not right (upper/lower), I get a "spel-chek" squiggle. And it is surprising what that can come up with; not suitable for a family publication I might add. On to the point so that I don't sound too much like a rambling "Tooter" ('65). To say I knew this Bomber Babe back in the day might be stretching a point. I knew who she was; but then who didn't? At any rate we did have the good fortune to graduate at the same time. Caught up with her later at Club 40, where I learned she had taken up with a biker dude ('57). Fortunately he turned out to be a Bomber which sorta made it all right. We have spoken civilly to each other ever since. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" for Dona McCLEARY Belt ('54) on her day. Just hope her "brain bucket" doesn't damage the hairdo. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where I voted. What's our excuse. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken HEMINGER ('56) Re: Sex Ed There's been some talk of Sex Ed in the Sandstorm in the past few days, and I remembered something I saw sometime back and took the time to look it up again. It shows a flash of light at the moment of conception. There is always a scientific explanation for this phenomena but I have my thoughts as to what happened at that moment, and will leave it to the reader to ponder their thoughts on it. Here is the YouTube video.. there are others but this is short and to the point... -Ken HEMINGER ('56) ~ Great Falls, MT 46 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Do you carry the stain stick with you? At only 6" it would fit in your pocket. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:David DOUGLAS ('62) According to the Alumni Sandstorm (which never lies), 11/7 is Ed WOOD's ('62) birthday. Since the email address I have in my contact list for him no longer works, I have to resort to this method of wishing him a happy birthday, one day late. I first encountered Ed in seventh grade at Carmichael. We enjoyed many of the same interests. We were both members of the Science Club and the Amateur Radio Club. Ed helped me get my general license in ninth grade. We were also on the projection crew and volunteered to show the movie at the seventh grade party. After the movie a young lady asked me to walk her home as she was rather unsteady on her feet due to her first time wearing high heels. I was a bit unsteady myself from her hanging onto my arm all the way home. In high school Ed and I double-dated to out-of-town athletic contests and to a summer drive-in movie. (Ed, do you remember the name of the movie?) I lost track of Ed after we left high school for college. He later located me, and we had lunch in Phoenix while he was on a business trip. It was great to see him again at the class 50 year reunion. After six decades, I never found anyone to replace him as my best male friend. Hope you have a happy one, Ed. Were you born in '43 or '44? -David DOUGLAS ('62) ~ Mesa, AZ where the pool has cooled off too much to swim any more ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) First of all, Happy Birthday to fellow '62er, Ed WOOD [on 11/7]. Hope you had a great day. I had to ask why has the venue changed for the all Class Bomber luncheon after all these years. Just curious. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN still enjoying this late fall sunshine back here in the Midwest where the leaves are falling in colors, but we love this sunshine and above 60 temperatures. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike FRANCO ('70) Re: Canlis lobster bibs I will take your word for the lobster bibs but I can tell you that Canlis still requires gentlemen wear coats. They will gladly loan you one for dinner. I knew Pete Canlis back in the early '70s. My uncle John Franco (my dad Dr. Robert's older brother) for decades had a restaurant on Lake Union: John Franco's Hidden Harbor. Pete Canlis used to stop by on occasion for a refreshment. The restaurant owners in Seattle in those days were an iconic, close bunch. Pete Canlis, Vic Rosellini, John Franco, Ivar Haglund, Vito and others. Irving Clark (I think) had the Clark's restaurants around town. Some may remember Clark's Clock in the U District. I think son Tony Canlis opened a place in downtown Tacoma in the late '70s called Tony C's. It was great but in those days downtown Tacoma did big lunch, zero dinner. It didn't last long. Francos had the first football boat for the Husky games, starting in the late fifties I think. I worked the football boat as a bus boy during the early '70s, the SixKiller years. I would get to the restaurant early, eat a big breakfast, work the lunch crowd, work the boat, sit with my uncle in section 44, the old upper deck (great seats!), work the boat return trip, eat an enormous dinner then work dinner at the restaurant. Since it was not open Sundays I would take home all the fresh stuff that would otherwise get thrown out, ie tons of chowder, chilled cracked shell fish. Tips in those days were huge (tips for 5 Saturdays covered tuition) as long as the team was winning. Free food, great football seats and big tips. I am 64 years old and that is still the best job I ever had!!! -Mike FRANCO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/09/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Deedee WILLOX ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Cathy GEIER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou DeMEYER ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick BOEHNING ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kandy SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael JACKSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick PIERCE ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom SCHILDKNECHT ('70) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill SCOTT & Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Whats in a pocket? Long post To: Long time friend, Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) Since you brought it up, I measured the "Resolve Stain Stick" and it is 5 1/2 inches long and 2 inches wide in oval shape. As to what's in my pockets... As a 25 year member of the Society of Explosives Engineers, the "Responsible Person" for a Federal "High Explosives Manufacturing License" and a respected Pyrotechnician for over 50 years, it varies widely. Besides Wallet (containing numerous licenses including a Concealed Pistol License, money, credit cards, and a list of critical phone numbers), you might usually find, nail clippers, car keys, and a very sharp knife for cutting fuses. I might also have a circuit tester for electronic ignition of Fireworks or other explosives, some small wire connectors, pieces of wire I save for disposal rather then litter the work site. And when I am with my wife I carry her albuterol in case of asthma attack. I generally wear the same brand of "cargo" pants with large extra pockets that many Federal Agents and Bomb Techs wear as when working on various projects there are some specialty tools and other items that we use at times. When I am teaching some group I also have a laser pointer and controls for the video and LED projector. And of course, my cell phone. I have a box on the bench at the foot of my bed that I empty my pockets into each night. And, Yes, I sometimes wonder where an item came from and what is it? I have a vase on my night stand that gets any coins in my pockets each night. It is about 8 inches in diameter and I dump it once a year in the coin counter at my Credit Union. There is usually enough for Jackie and I to celebrate our anniversary at Canlis. Alice Canlis is a friend, and I have twice staged special miniature fireworks displays just outside of the windows for special events held at that fine restaurant. We always get the same table facing east at a time when it is still light and turns dark. Yes it is expensive, but for that special night, more then worth it to be pampered and fed a great meal. They even have a person who stops every few minutes and with a special tool removes any crumbs from the fine linen. We call him the "Crumb Snatcher". We have a couple of this kind of thing that we do that makes life together very special. I will be 75 in January. Despite the aches and pains of age, my health is still reasonable so I have made a commitment to my partner for another year. Quoting the line in the movie "Patton", "God help me, I do love it so". Of course he was speaking of War, not entertaining people with fire. The very next day I sold a very large display to an entity in southern Oregon for Christmas Eve. We have an Oregon Licensed Pyro Operator who is Jewish and said he would work the display. Thankfully fellow Bomber Alum Chuck LOLLIS ('64) really likes to work on displays. He is well experienced and will be invaluable for that event. Unfortunately after we had contracted for it, circumstances are such that our Jewish operator cannot do it. I am the only license left. So I will cancel Christmas with my wife and do it. Then at 6:30am Christmas morning I have to board a Horizon Flight from Medford, OR to SeaTac to catch my flight to Dutch Harbor, AK, via Anchorage, to start on their huge New Years display. After I get back to Anchorage from Dutch AM on January 4th, I am taking 2 weeks for some quality time with Jackie. OK 'nuff said. I close with a prayer for our nation after the election tomorrow. It is 2AM [on 11/8] so polls will open in 6 hours on the east coast. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) To: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: All-Bomber Lunch Although I like the food at Sterling's, I will not be attending another All-Bomber lunch. The Bomber lunch used to be a place where we met, ate, and shared our experiences as Bombers. A couple of people have turned it into a "sharing" of health issues over and over again. Also I made a quiet political comment to the person sitting to the left of me, and was blown away by the lady sitting across the table (who I was NOT talking to); she stated that she didn't want to hear political comments (I think shes right about that & I shouldn't have brought it up at the luncheon, even though I wasn't actually talking to HER), then she proceeded to expound HER point view for about ten minutes while maintaining that I had no right to express my point of view. The luncheon last month (at J.D. Diner) was poorly attended, with a total of 8 people. I was disappointed. I remember when the place was full and everyone had a great time. -Deedee WILLOX Loiseau ('64) ~ Burbank, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: summertime and the livin' USED to be easy... dang... well at least I'm still in shorts... started Valentine's day and still too warm for long pants... but today I took a couple of faucets apart to fix leaks... now it used to be it was either the little stopper/washer inna bottom or the seat... not any more... I hit the local "hardware" store and no luck... but of course to call the chains hardware stores is a laugh... used to be able to get stuff at Ace, but except for nuts and bolts, Ace is worse than the chains these days... so I took the things to lunch with the boyz and the plumber said "good luck"... now that didn't sound hugely encouraging to me... went to two plumbing stores and no luck finding the "cartridges" I needed... these particular faucets have no markings on them so I don't even know the brands... I will NOT give up damnit! ah well I'm sure the two Gold Medal Bombers are having much better days than I so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kandy SMITH ('63) and Dick BOEHNING ('63) on your special day, November 9, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) I mentioned about 2 years ago ideas for getting more contributions. They did not "take" at the time. I find that daily emails, tho I enjoy reading the Sandstorm, sometimes have nothing relevant to me. I would love to see more articles re: life in other cities and the Tri-Cities. How are Bombers making "big" after graduation from college and big careers to 'older' person life as retired or retiring people information. What is coming up in the Tri-Cities which local residents love, share, contribute to as the area grows.Who has new jobs, cities, children, grandchildren, travels??? I am a yoga writer in Seattle. (Seattle Yoga News, mindbodygreen) I have been deciding about moving to another city or smaller for last 20 or so years of my life. This does not come lightly. Will I go back to Richland where I miss Seattle and it's trees, PCC, natural healthcare, yoga from so many long time friends and a dynamic gym as well as many forms of spiritual expressin, creative expression via Fremont Arts Council and my favorite Green Lake? This is versus remaining in a city which now has more crime, traffic, homelessness (people shuffled around - now 3 living in doorways one block from me; blocks of tents visible on my 3 block walk from the bus stop to my new for-fun job at CenturyLink field). In 3 years my rent has been increased over 400/month in a poorly maintained building... in beautiful Wallingford. Our 50 year reunion was wonderful, yet not quite long enough for me to really check in with friends (just a short few moments those 50 years flashed by) to hear about their lives and how they flourish in the area. So again Maren, here are random thoughts from Seattle side in my loved apartment looking out on my courtyard for many years on pre election night... You can print this if you wish. Love to hear from folks! Sincerely, -Cathy GEIER ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/10/16 ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINES! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff today: Betty BELL ('51), Steve CARSON ('58) Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Betti AVANT ('69) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene CONLEY ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill JOHNSON ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl DVORAK ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike ROWE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dee SHIPMAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fred MEEKS ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betty BELL Norton ('51) Re: 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar Richland Seniors Association is holding their Holiday Bazaar WHEN: Saturday, November 12 WHERE: Richland Community Center TIME: 9:00am to 3:00pm There are almost 50 vendors and we take up most of the Richland Community Center. We also will have a sandwich/hot dog lunch available for purchase, and the Senior Association will have a bake sale table. New this year will be a "break room" with tables and chairs for eating your lunch (either bought from us or bring your own) or to just sit and rest before visiting more booths.We have lots of nice Bazaar yard signs out around the area and hope for a large crowd. Please come and join us! For information, please call me, Betty, at 509-946-5385. Hope to see you there! -Betty BELL Norton ('51) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Larry, appreciate your detailed response however, I was only concerned that carrying a 6" tube in your pocket might create an incorrect impression. ;) :) :) :) :) :) -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I was just sort of watching one of the many already Christmas programs on TV, and I noticed that the female lead in "Moonlight over Manhattan" (a Hallmark show), Tricia Helfer, so much of Mrs. Larry Riggs, Lorraine. It's the character's positive attitude toward everything that reminds me so much of Lorraine. She was that way toward all of us in Koinonians at CUP. We young adults thought we were so smart and so unique, and she never discouraged us, nor did Larry. Quite the opposite... they encouraged us to stick to our hopes and dreams, and to keep trying to reach our goals. Hard to believe she left us 10 years ago... still as sweet and positive at 96... and Larry left us a few years later, near 100 years old... sadly I could not make his birthday or funeral. Nancy RIGGS Lawrence ('51): I'll always think your parents were so wonderful, and I feel so blessed to have known them!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it's finally getting colder and we are expecting our first frost any day now, but we are still getting lots of sunshine which we love!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: SEMPER FI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, it's been a couple a years since this naive, dumb-assed long haired hippy freak (can ya be a hippy if yer as conservative as Goldwater?) (Actually my hair was only about as long as the Beattles and mainly for lack a moola... but way too long to wear to boot camp) stood on them yeller feetprints... as a result of my lack of haircut money the Orders for everyone flying in from Seattle were given to me to carry... as we got off the bus the DI mentioned that some of us might be carrying orders... anticipating his next statement to make a few early points I stepped up and held out the orders... what happened next is a bit of a blur... I recall the words "maggot" and "out a formation" as his fist hit my face and landed me on the sidewalk... it was a toss up whether to lay there and play dead or get up... I got up... in a split second I knew I would be the most average recruit MCRD ever saw... plenty of time to make rank later... let some other fool be Honor man (ended up E-6 in four... when I got my warrant, I asked the XO if he wanted to make me a 22 year old Gunny if I shipped over... they had offered me E-6 if I shipped over... I guess they forgot to tell the Commandant... )... korse that and 5 smackers gets me a cuppa coffee today, no refills... so no matter how long it has been... a Marine is a Marine is a Marine... and we Bombers got some damn good ones... On another note, we have produced some fine athletes as well... one a them has a b-day today... I remember the first time I met him... when he came to the door my eyes met his belt buckle... Bo Belinsky told me he met the b-day Bomber and Wilt the Stilt at the same time... now Bo hadda be 6'5" at least... he said he felt like he was between two redwoods... The b-day Bomber and I got close for a while and corresponded a bit... he even sent me a baseball autographed for the "auction" at R2K... there was no auction and that fact pains Gary WEBB ('64) to this day... soooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY USMC and all my fellow MARINES and Gene CONLEY ('48) on your special day, November 10, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll let some other Marine remind us of how many years it has been since 1775... untouched by progress! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: Marine Corps Birthday Happy Birthday Marines! You are all special people. SEMPER FI -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All-Bomber lunch venue change I wasn't going to answer as to why the change of location of the All-Bomber lunch. Sometime this spring we learned the [JD Diner] manager needed heart surgery and he and his wife chose to return to Korea (their native country) to have it done for money reasons. We were introduced to the new manager with the guarantee we would still be welcome and everything would remain as it had been. Numerous items that some of us enjoy have been removed from the menu and they cut back their hours (I think it's since gone back to the way it was hour-wise). Last month the 8 turnout was a good one since spring, one month there were 3 of us. It was decided perhaps a change of venues would bring out more people and it will go back to being fun once again. I, myself, only started coming when I moved back to Richland 3+ years ago and really enjoy the friendships I've made. As to health issues it seems we all have some going on and when someone asks how are you doing you (or I anyway) let them know everything is going along quite well. I hope I haven't rocked the boat on this. -Betti AVANT ('69), an All-Bomber lunch hostess ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: The Best Birthday Happy 241st Birthday to all my Marine Corps Brothers and Sisters, and Navy CORPSMEN. 241 years of tradition unhampered by progress. The most destructive fighting force known to man. We make it safe for the army to sleep at night. -Brad WEAR ('71), Capt, USMC, one each ~ In rainy Plano, TX ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/11/16 - VETERANS' DAY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff and 1 Bomber Memorial today: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Mike CLOWES ('54) Ann BISHOP ('56), Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Keith ARNDT ('60), Bob CROSS ('62) David RIVERS ('65), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bev COATES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack SINDERSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob JOHNSON ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted NETH ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don BRACKENBUSH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don ECKERT ('64) 70 in '15 BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Jerry BOYD ('52) & Patsy McGREGOR ('54wb) '52 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Veterans' Day Because I was not able to serve in the military for health reasons, I have the utmost respect of, and gratitude for, those who served, especially those who served under fire. We owe much to all who served for the freedoms and liberties which we enjoy in still the greatest country in the world. Thank you to all veterans!! -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco where the sun is shining and it is in the 60s ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, I don't think there are many WWI guys around who graduated from Richland/Columbia/Richland, the exception being McCoy ('02). Probably one of the reasons why the federales changed the name of the holiday from Armistice to Veterans' (lest we forget). So, if you are a Colt, a Bronc or a Bomber and you served in the Armed Forces have a cool one of your choice and thank yourself for a job well done. I am still of the opinion that the guys and gals who were in Vietnam are probably still forgotten on this day except by others who were. 'nuff said. There are several people to mention; a wedding anniversary and four (count 'em 4) Bomber birthdays. First up, on this day some time ago, Jerry BOYD ('52) and Patsy McGREGOR ('54) got married. To the best of my knowledge, they still are. That is a good thing. Leading the birthday list is a Bomber Babe whom I have admired from afar for lo these many years: Bev COATES ('52). Then in graduation order come Jack SINDERSON ('53), Bob JOHNSON ('54) and Ted NETH ('55). A big flourish of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Anniversary/Birthday!" to all concerned. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where Marion County voters said no to marijuana sales in unincorporated areas; but yes to taxing any that may take place in these areas. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) My grandson is in the Army Guard and we have a running battle over who is the toughest. His instructors at AIT told them that they had "former Marines" who could not get through their training! They probably couldn't pass the Marine 'boot' so tried the Army! Grandson's unit will be leaving right after Christmas, stateside, then deploys in January for North Africa for at least a year. Maybe he will get some "smarts" while he is away! -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ~ Fouke AR where it can't decide what season it is! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) Re: little humor My brother, Tim ('61), sent me a little humor to lighten the day a sometimes rarity in our culture - a good clean joke. Re: What's In A Name (Nurse humor) Do you remember the famous Olympic skier Picabo Street (pronounced Pee-Ka-Boo)? Well, Picabo is not just an athlete. She is now a nurse -- currently working in an Intensive Care Unit of a large metropolitan hospital. She is not permitted to answer the hospital telephones any longer. It caused too much confusion when she would answer the phone and say, Picabo, I.C.U. -Diane AVEDOVECH ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Keith ARNDT ('60) Re: City 40 There is an interesting documentary on Netflix (and probably Facebook and You Tube) titled "City 40". It describes a "closed city" in the former Soviet Union that was/is involved in the production of radioactive materials, i.e., a city built and governed by the government for that purpose. While the restrictions on the residents are severe and radioactive contamination is rampant, you will notice a few similarities to our Richland in the '40s and '50s. Nothing is mentioned, however, about great high school basketball. -Keith ARNDT ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob CROSS ('62) Re: Thank you veterans I would like to say THANK YOU to all the veterans for your service. Your service has help preserve this great nation and provided security to all Americans. -Bob CROSS ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Welcome Home and Thank You Today is a very special day... oh yes... we have a great Bomber celebrating his b-day, but it is the day when we thank all of our veterans... those who came home, those who did not and those who may have come home in body but not in spirit... To be honest, I cannot say enough about the debt we owe these brave men and women of all branches... several years ago, John ATKINS ('62) made a valiant effort to catalogue the names, ranks and service of as many Bombers as responded. It was incomplete, but not for lack of trying... as with many things, once the final product is complete you say... oh crap... in this case is was several beautiful panels with many of our names on it. I would like to take a moment here to thank John for a very good job... to all of my brother and sister Vets I say Thank You for your service... oh and not to overshadow a birthday lemme say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Don ECKERT ('64) on your special day, November 11, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: Veterans' Day I want to thank all veterans!! The WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, Afghanistan, Iraq! If I've missed a War I'm very sorry! My Dad, Max Ehinger, my Uncle Don EHINGER ('55), were in the Navy. Daddy is a WWII vet. Uncle Donny was Korea & Viet Nam vet. My son was in Iraq two times! He was awarded the Audi Murphy Award! SFC James J. Walsborn, Sr. He retired after 20 years in the Army. My son-in-law was Army, my brother-in-law was in the Marines, my kid's dad Larry Walsborn (RIP) was in the Marines. Many friends were in Viet Nam. Rick MADDY ('67), David RIVERS ('65), were Marines, Rick ALLEN ('67), Army. I know I'm forgetting many others, sorry! God Bless You All for your Service!! Bombers Rule -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Bomber Memorial >>Zack Christian ~ Class of 1998 ~ 1980 - 2016 ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/12/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Arlene HORNE ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rick MORRELL ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Duane CROSS ('79) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I am sorry that I forgot to write in and say thank you to our veterans for your service on this day (11th) set aside to honor our veterans. We, who enjoy our life here in freedom and security, do so appreciate your service. Funny, I don't remember any veterans' Day celebrations growing up as a kid in Richland. My dad was in the Navy at the end of WWII, but was not in the fighting, and he never talked about his time in the service. I keep wanting to get some of his photos and letters he sent to my grandmother (his mom, he was the youngest of 12); they were saved, complete with envelopes to the Brig, a private museum at Lake Pend Oreille. Some of dad's letters were sent from Lake Pend Oreille (on the special stationary servicemen could use stating where they were) when he went through some training there. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it is getting cooler, but we still haven't"t had a frost and we are loving all the sunshine!! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/13/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Donna NELSON ('63) Betti AVANT ('69) John ALLEN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol CARSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John STANDLEY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marc FRANCO ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue DIX ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Donna NELSON ('63) I still substitute and I am sooooo proud and teary eyed at every Veterans' Day assembly when guests who are veterans are asked to stand when their branch of the service song is played. They are given a flower and a thank you note. Some wear their whole uniform and some their hats. It is very emotional and the music teacher does a wonderful job teaching the kids to sing patriotic songs. Thank You Vets! To Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Helen, I taught for years before one year our music teacher said before November 11th we were required to do something in school to honor the holiday. At first, out assemblies weren't very long but she became more creative and lengthy inviting vets to them to tell their stories. The other day, we had a color guard, a 45 min program and taps. -Donna NELSON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber Lunch (2nd Saturday) We had our first All Bomber Lunch at the new location of Sterlings on Queensgate, Saturday 12 Nov 2016. A nice time was well attended. Those in attendance were; Betti AVANT ('69),Betty McELHANEY Hudspeth ('57), Lorin ST. JOHN ('55) and his wife Phyllis (NAB), Pat JONES DeBattista ('59) and spouse Gene, Pat DORISS Trimble ('65), Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) with son Chad and granddaughter Kyersten (NBs), Max SUTTON ('57), Glen ROSE ('58) and spouse Carol (NAB), Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63), Missy KEENEY ('59), and Burt PIERARD ('59). Our next lunch will be on 10 December 2016, same location (except in the back room area) and same time 11:30-1:00. We hope to see you all there. -Betti AVANT ('69), one of the lunch hostess ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ALLEN ('66) Congratulations to the United States of America!!! -John ALLEN ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/14/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Peggy ADAIR ('72) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken NEAL ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jon BLACK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lorraine WARD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle VOGEL ('66wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Michael West RIVERS ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Jo GARRISON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DELSING ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Peggy ADAIR ('72) Re: Betti AVANT's ('69) post Reading Betti's entry about the All Bomber lunch attendees gave me a huge, incredible blast from the past. Max SUTTON ('57): if it's the same Mr. Max Sutton sixth grade teacher at Sacajawea Grade School, I remember ever so fondly. I didn't have him as my teacher; mine was Mr. Gallaher. When we leave grade school we sort of leave our teachers behind too; which is sad because they play such an important role in our growing up. Later, in summer school, between my junior and senior year, I took drivers' education; low and behold my driving instructor was Max SUTTON ('57). What dear memories I have of that summer. -Peggy ADAIR ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: alla news what's fit to print and then some... this Bomber-babe could be called the town crier... if you wanna know anything goin' on in Richland... she's yer girl, particularly if it involves the class of '66... if it's out there she can find it... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shirley COLLINGS ('66) on your special day, November 14, 2016... and a huge "I'm sorry" for missing Ronnie SLEDGE ('65) on his day, November 12, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/15/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob LATTIN ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janet TYLER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CAMPBELL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John Owen PERKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chris STADE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Maureen BARBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina SHELLMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara MAFFEI ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg McELROY ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg ALLEY ('73) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: great guys What are the chances... of having your birthday almost coincide with a really cool moon... hell if I know... pretty good if that's when you were borned I'd say... so anyway... today we gotta kid who drives his grama's car, nuther kid whose big brother says things like "hey look a elephunk" and snatches his Bomber car plaque and a nuther kid whose mom used to drive with her head somewhere about mid-way to the dash board scaring the crap outa all who saw her drive... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY John CAMPBELL ('63), Mick HEMPHILL ('66) and John PERKINS ('63) on your special day, November 15, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Richland Football ~ 11/13/16Tri-City Herald "Richland shuts out Sunnyside in opening round of state. Paxton STEVENS ('17) threw six touchdown passes, Adam WEISSENFELS ('18) caught three of them and the Richland High School football team overcame a slow start to dispatch Sunnyside 41-0 on Friday night at Lampson Stadium in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament. The No. 3 Bombers (11-0) will face either Bothell or Moses Lake next week." Note that Adam WEISSENFELS ('18) is the grandson of Ron WEISSENFELS ('66-RIP), Anne HODGSON Clark ('66) and Jack CLARK ('66). Victor STRASSER ('18) is the grandson of Doug STRASSER ('66) and Donna PARDEE Strasser ('65). Tyler FISHBACK ('18) is the grandson of Roger FISHBACK ('62) and Sandy JONES Fishback (65). Re: Richland Swimmers ~ 11/13/16 Tri-City Herald "Richland High School swimmer Claire SCHAEF ('18) has one more year to chase down the individual state title that eluded her again Saturday. But she is pretty content with the medals she earned at the 2016 Class 4A state meet in Federal Way." Go, Bombers!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/16/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55) David RIVERS ('65) Gerald STEIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Wally ERICKSON ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda LARSEN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Melissa CANTRELL ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Duane LEE ('67) & Valerie NIELSEN ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Mick HEMPHILL ('66) Happy belated birthday to our "Adopted" brother on 11/15. We all enjoy you and Linda, especially as you understand our family sense of humor. Hope you had a great day, and look forward to seeing you soon. -The Cole girls and brother John -Karen COLE Correll ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: y, i, or ie????????????????? Now here's something that has always confused me... growing up, before they adopted their growed up names many kids had what phonetically sounded like two long "e's" at the ends of their names... Dickie RHODES ('65) comes to mind... I almost always used a "y" for guys and "ie" for Bomber-babes... then Dickie informed me that since the second grade I had misspelled his name... so is there a Rule like the "i before e... except when not i before e" ... I mean this is portant stuff... tomorrow's Bomber guy uses a y while today's Bomber-babe uses an i... I am sooooooooooooo confused... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) on your special day, November 16, 2016!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gerald STEIN ('66) Re: Coach Max Jensen Invite ~ 10/8/16 Tri City Herald The Richland Invitational Cross-Country Meet has been permanently changed to the Max Jensen Richland Invitational Cross-Country Meet to honor Max Jensen for his contribution to the sport. Randy RICE ('73) started contacting previous runners on Max Jensen's teams to see if they could come to the meet to honor Max. When the word got out 20-25 runners responded, and Randy RICE ('73) did a superb job of organizing the surprise for Max at the race and a dinner afterwards. At the race, the runners from Max's previous teams came up in groups of three to embrace Max and let him know what he had done for them. Max gave out all of the individual and team awards after the race. Randy RICE gave an outstanding speech during the presentation of Max's achievements in the sport and how he touched many lives. After the presentation Max signed T-shirts for the runners that came and posed for many pictures. After the race the group went to Dupus Boomers for a celebration dinner, where many of the runners there were able to tell Max how he touched and changed their lives. Letters were read from runners who could not attend. Needless to say it was an emotional time for Max and all in attendance. I would not have missed it for anything as Max Jensen touched me and headed me in a new direction in my life. [pictures sent by Gerald STEIN and put together by Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) here: ] -Gerald STEIN ('66) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/17/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff atoday: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Ann RECTOR ('58) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny SMITH ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kim MOORE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom STORMS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb HOGAN ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brian HOGAN ('74) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron HOGLEN & Pam BUCKNER ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Updates.... Re: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher '54 After Gloria's second shoulder surgery she is finally able to go to a rehab and recover. Please send some cards and greetings to her at Brookdale Meadow Springs, 770 Gage Blvd., Richland, WA 99352. Phone number there is 509 627-3032, in case you want to call and check if she is able to have visitor or is at PT. She loved getting the cards at the last place and would welcome more!! I saw Gloria at her husband, Clarence's memorial on November 10th and she was in good spirits in spite of all she has gone through. At her new place she is able to have her beloved dog come and visit and it makes her so happy. One of her daughters has taken a month off work to help her every day. She will be getting physical therapy there, also. Gloria loves visitors, so if you are local, go by and say "hi", even if for a few minutes. Re: Our monthly lunch - Girls of 1954 We are still going to meet at Applebee's in Richland for lunch. Come by at 11 am on Friday, November 18th and join in our fun time. This month we will have the pleasure of an out of towner, Joanie PHILLIPS Wile ('54) coming to join us for lunch. She will be in town for the Memorial for our classmate, Sandra STURGES George's husband, Jack, which will be held on Saturday, November 19th at Sunview Memorial Gardens on 240 Bypass at 2 PM. Wish all the best to everyone who might be going through some hard times during this holiday season. Enjoy your families and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where we might be getting some snow before we know it!! White Pass got 10" of snow last night, so it is getting colder and closer!! Our daytime is still nice and in the 50s. Night time is what will fool you!! Haha ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann RECTOR Williams ('58) Re: Lost Another Bomber So sad to report that my sweet sister-in-law, Lynda WESTON Williams ('58-RIP) passed away on Friday November 11, 2016. Lynda was the wife of Lee WILLIAMS ('58) and the sister of Nancy Weston Sheakley ('61) and Brad Weston. Her memorial service will be Friday November 18 at 11 am at Emmanual Lutheran Church in Moses Lake where she was the church secretary for many years. The obituary is at:!/Obituary -Ann RECTOR Williams ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: nuther "new" one Most times when I miss the b-day or the passing of a Rock 'n' Roller (which is more often that not because I don't often mention them) I get an email from the Oracle ('63) stating: "missed another one, Rook"... well with the advent of "social media" I find myself stumbling into Bomber b-days not on the Bomber calendar, which gives me the opportunity to let our Bomber-babe in chief know to add a name or two... I find it such a pleasure to do this in my kind and gentle way and she always thanks me from the bottom of her pea pickin' little heart... .today is just such a Bomber... now he confirms my query of yesterday that many guys use the "y" rather than the "ie"... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Denny SMITH ('63) on your special day, November 17, 2016 (My Pop's b-day RIP... I think he'd be giving "Brink" a run for his money had he lived)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) P.S. I will miss Leon Russell (NAB RIP) like crazy! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Apartment plan approved for GWW "pit" ~ 11/17/16 Herald "A Chicago developer extended its agreement to buy Richland's infamous "pit" property after the city council narrowly agreed to let it build apartments there. On a 3-2 vote, the council agreed to amend a purchase and sale contract with The Crown Group for city-owned property at 650 George Washington Way. The company requested flexibility to build apartments rather than office space, citing market conditions." Note: this is where the old Community House was on GWWay. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/18/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff today: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Steve CARSON ('58) Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy RIGGS ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara CROWDER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon GRIFFIN ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Peggy HARTNETT ('72) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lynn SCHILDKNECHT ('74) >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) The special way I got to spend my Birthday [11/7] morning: The Trip Coordinator of Rambling Rovers (a Travel Club I'm in) planned this bus trip to visit the old town sites of White Bluffs and Hanford. It just happened to fall on my birthday. My family, Dad, Mom, Sharleen ('50-RIP), Terry ('52), Richard ('57) and I ('52), lived out there about 3 miles beyond White Bluffs from Hanford from December 6, 1943 (I know exact date because it was Terry's 10th birthday) to June, 1944, in an old abandoned farm house. Some of you may not know about the government making all residents leave when it took over the thousands of acres that made up the "Project." It was a pretty crummy house: one electric light, no running water, worn walls, ceilings and floors, no bathroom, no grass, huge dead trees just outside the screened "sun room" where Terry, Sharleen and I slept, etc. Richard had a crib in our parents' bedroom. The barn was down a bit of a hill from the house and on laundry day or bath day, Terry and I would haul water up from the well (in the barn) using our "Red Flyer" wagon. Red Flyer? I think that was it. A gift from relatives a few years before we moved from Ellensburg. The government built us a water barrel for drinking water and a new Outhouse. Because of the massive influx of families for the war effort, the Hanford (town) High School was turned into a grade school. We went in double shifts. We DeVines were in the morning shift, which meant that we had all afternoon to play and explore. This is when we became friends with Luana IVERS Portch ('52-RIP). I didn't like our 4th grade teacher, a Mrs. King. Sharleen was in 6th grade and her teacher was so awful, she and little brother Richard, moved back to Ellensburg for the rest of the school year. I have incredibly wonderful memories from those 6 months!! We took our dog. The folks bought 5 chickens so we always had fresh eggs. We also bought 2 kid goats, "Tack" and "Lucky". They were a lot of fun. At one point, Terry and I hitched "Tack" to the wagon and tried to get him to pull it. He would only go backwards. So we hitched him up backwards... that didn't work, either! There was a small gravel pit near the house and Terry would stand at the top and throw large rocks down to break them open, I stood in the pit and would inspect them to see if there was anything interesting. Not that I would have KNOWN if we found anything truly interesting. There was a Meadowlark nest in the field by the house. It had 4 eggs. As time went by they hatched and grew until they were old enough to fly away. I happened to be there at the time and was amazed to see each one fly in a different direction. I will try to send some photos from my iPhone. Sending loving Bomber regards to each and all, -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ in warmer-than-usual Richland where Autumn leaves are piling up in yards and Landscaping businesses are out and about cleaning them up. ************************************************************ ************************************************************* >>From: Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) So sad to learn of Linda WESTON's ('58-RIP) passing. Blessings and condolences to Lee. -Steve CARSON (Championship Class of '58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) Re: Patti-Sue McLAUGHLIN To: David RIVERS ('65) As I've always said, there is no y in Patricia. -Patti McLAUGHLIN ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Mid-Columbia Swim/Dive Honors ~ 11/17/16 Tri-City Herald "The Mid-Columbia Conference on Tuesday announced Richland's Claire SCHAEF ('18) as its swimmer of the year and fellow Bomber junior Alyssa WHITTINGTON ('18) as the diver of the year. SCHAEF ('18) was a first-team selection in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle - events in which she placed in the top four at last weekend's Class 4A state meet in Federal Way. WHITTINGTON ('18), a first-team diver, was 22nd at state." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/19/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don EHINGER ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary ROSE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Richard TRUJILLO ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WILSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike DOAN ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Such a deal! An anniversary and a Bomber Birthday to celebrate. And to think I knew them all to extent of graduating with two of them. Hey, I even "thesped" with one of them way back when. Ah, those were the days; walk 10 miles to school (up hill both ways) through 6 feet of snow. It was tough back then. It was so tough, stores wouldn't advertise Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Talk about hard, I tell you. But I digress. On this date long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away (or was it California?) these two Bombers got hitched. Who knew? Hadn't seen them until his class had its 50-year reunion. And as for the Bomber birthday, him I rode to school in the same bus until the family up-graded to Richland. I even worked at the North Star Theater with his older sister. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Anniversary/ Birthday!" go out to Treasure ELDER ('54) and Gene BARFUS ('53) on the occasion of their marriage; and to Bruce SCHOENROCK ('54) who is celebrating his natal day. Enjoy the day as best you can under whatever circumstances. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the frost has yet to hit the pumpkins. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Google Alerts I get Google alerts when our own retired Marine Corps General Jim MATTIS (.68) shows up in the news. This landed in my inbox today, 11/18/16. Donald Trump Considering Retired General James Mattis for Defense Chief -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ~ 67/91% humidity at 11pm ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: well, I'll be Well, today I gotta Bomber-guy and a what was I thinking... dang... I got another b-day from Face book and what did I do? wrote down the wrong date... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY a day late to Sharon GRIFFEN ('65) on the 18th and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Bill WILSON ('63) on your special day, November 19, 2016!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: '67 in '17 Reunion ~ 50 Year Reunion - NEXT YEAR - September 15 and 16, 2017 The class of '67 is still looking for information on the "missing" from its class. Are any of you able to help provide information for the classmates at this link? '67 in '17 - Missing List Thank you for your help ~ -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66 and '67 webmaster) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/20/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54), Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike McKEOWN ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vernona CHAPPELLE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laurie FRASER ('79) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Ron SHELBY ('59) & Lorraine WARD ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Happy Anniversary to Gene BARFUSS ('53) & Treasure ELDER ('54) on 11/198. -Jim WATTS ('54) and Sharon TEMPLEMAN Watts ('55) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Christmas Eve After 60 years, a first in my business. Just drove home from the Portland Airport 1:30 AM. After two Horizon flights down and back to Medford, OR I have a signed contract for a large display Christmas Eve. A few years back I did a birthday display on Christmas Day and we do a number of smaller Holiday Festival displays. But never Christmas Eve. Nobody on the Pyro Net has done one. Except for two single guys with no children, (one is a Bomber alum) not one single pyro from anywhere in the NW, would even discuss working Christmas Eve. I have it all designed and laid out in a notebook. We will pre-assemble the tubes in racks so that all we have to do is hand-truck them out of the truck and down the ramp to position. That will take a couple of hours and then we have two full days to load it. One person could do it in that time. So we have lots of pyro product and it will be a very nice display. At this point it is totally confidential, but at some point I will be able to let you alums living in that general area where and when and you can attend if you so choose. After clean up that night I will go the airport and snooze in a chair until the 6:30 AM Flt to SeaTac to catch a flight to Anchorage to have Christmas dinner with my wife and friends as I have to be on the first flt out to Dutch Harbor, AK on the 26th to start on the NYE display. I do still very much enjoy "Entertaining People With Fire" but when big displays go back to back near 3000 miles apart it gets a little tricky. To all alums and their families and friends enjoy the "Breaking of Bread" and give thanks in your own way. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: neighborhood heroes I've told the story a million times about watching the B-day Bomber and his pals on Spalding playground playing football and thinking... "some day"... I guess that's been a while but those memories never seem to fade... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike McKEOWN ('60) on your special day, November 20, 2016... Sorry for misspelling Sharon GRIFFIN's ('65) name [birthday wishes on 11/18]... and a special congratulations on your meeting Saturday with the President Elect to General Jim MATTIS, USMC ('68) Richland Hero, Marine Hero and Bomber all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS vs Bothell quarter-final football game ~ 11/19/16 Congratulations to the Richland Bomber football team which beat the Bothell Cougars 49-28 at the Lampson Stadium in Kennewick. Richland will now host Skyview from Vancouver, WA in the state semi-finals next weekend either at Lampson or Edgar Brown in Pasco. Re: Bombers in College Sports ~ 11/19/16 Herald "Richland's BRADLEY ('15) leads Baylor into NCAA cross country championships. Lindsey BRADLEY's transfer from the University of Washington to Baylor has worked out quite well for the former Richland High School running standout. BRADLEY, a sophomore, will lead the Bears into the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday (November 19) in Terre Haute, IN. Last year at UW, BRADLEY ran in the top seven three times. But struggling through stress fractures in both legs, she placed 57th overall and ninth among the Huskies at the Pac-12 Championships. Several other teams with Mid-Columbia runners will appear in the NCAA D-I championships, including the Washington State men [junior Michael WILLIAMS ('14), Richland] and Oklahoma State men [senior Anthony Armstrong, Kamiakin]." Re: UPDATE on NCAA cross country ~ 11/19/16 Tri-City Herald Washington State's Michael WILLIAMS ('14) finished 30th at the NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Terre Haute, IN. WILLIAMS covered the 10-kilometer course in 30 minutes, 16.6 seconds. He earned All-America status after placing in the top 40. On the women's side, Baylor's Lindsey BRADLEY ('15) finished the 6K race in 175th place (21:13.8). The Bears were 27th, and Oregon claimed the team championship. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/21/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Dick WIGHT ('52) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rosemary QUALHIEM ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John CRIGLER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deanna FULCHER ('72) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick WIGHT ('52) Re: GEN James MATTIS ('68) GEN James Mattis was on the news this morning (Sunday), meeting with President-elect Trump yesterday in New Jersey. He is apparently on the short list for appointment as Secretary of Defense. As many of you know, he and his brother Tom ('66) are both Bombers. Their mother still lives in Richland, and Tom is a neighbor in my townhouse complex. I've met and chatted with GEN Mattis several times during his frequent visits. Very impressive fellow - well-spoken and outgoing, and obviously an intelligent fellow. I hope he gets the appointment! I'm confident he would be a fine leader of our military. -Dick WIGHT ('52) ~ in chilly Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ahhhhhhhhhhhh a little rain here today so every time I got ready to do something it would start again... rain in the desert is weird... may rain in the front yard and not in the back... finally got my errands done... gave me time to listen to Gunnar and Mathew Nelson's new one hour show on '50s on 5... I'd caught it once before and enjoyed the music but hadn't paid much attention to the banter... today was a ton of stories about Ricky with Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran... great stuff and then more about a rival weekly football game between Elvis, the Memphis Mafia, Ricky and his high school pals... lotsa injuries by Ricky's team till he told his Dad and the L.A. Rams showed up to play with Rick... last game... all because Priscilla told the Big E he should wear his hair like Ricky's... (korse we all know a Bomber-babe ('63) who wore hers like Ricky in Jr. hi)... finally they explained why Rick went back to Ricky the last year of his life... he was sitting with Carl Perkins after most of the other old rockers had passed and Carl said: "Well Ricky, looks like we're the last of the old time rock-a-billies." Ricky said "if Ricky is good enough for Carl Perkins, it's good enough for me... "... yeah I know bla bla bla... well down to beez wax... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, John CRIGLER ('64) on your special day, November 21, 2016!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/22/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ellen SPITALERI ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dawn BELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jo CLARK ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Brent CHRISTI ('71) 11/22/63 JFK Assassination December 6 1963 Sandstorm scanned by Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: "The Animal" I had an enjoyable lunch today with Jim WATTS ('54) as he made good his generous offer to replace my copy of his book, "The Animal." He had some more interesting stories to share today also. Looking forward to seeing his next book. Thanks Jim! -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: shiver I know you folks don't think it can get cold in Vegas, but when you are not used to it... anything that requires long pants and long sleeves can feel mighty chilly... guess I'll survive again but I don't hafta like it! Today I wanna give a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sandi CHERRINGTON ('66) and Brad WEAR, USMC, one ea., ('71) on your special day, November 22, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/23/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Bob HANNIGAN ('60) Dave HANTHORN ('63), Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta KIRKWOOD ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry JONES ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gayle DAWSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Chuck JERMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John KENITZER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Karen Elaine MARSHALL ('82) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY: Jim MEFFORD and Jeanette DUNCAN ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, here we are on the day before Thanksgiving. Probably just in time to hear the CDC annual tryptophan warning. Pay attention to it so you don't fall asleep in front of the TV or while driving home. That being said, we now come to the point of this missive. On this day sometime in the past a Bomber Babe and a Bomber got married. The fact that they were classmates should not enter into the equation. That they were classmates of mine just might on the other hand. And for whatever reason they are still together. "Happy Anniversary!" to Jeanette DUNCAN and Jim MEFFORD (both '54). I suppose it might be alright if he takes her to Bob's Burgers and Brew tonight; but I hope he doesn't expect her to cook dinner tomorrow. He might take her to some restaurant with a 2fer deal instead. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the annual battle with walnut leaves is just about over. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob HANNIGAN ('60) ?Here is an interesting article for the Sandstorm... Re: General MATTIS ('68) on Christmas as Duty Officer A couple of months ago, when I told General Krulak, the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, now the chair of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, that we were having General MATTIS speak this evening, he said, "Let me tell you a Jim MATTIS story." General Krulak said, when he was Commandant of the Marine Corps, every year, starting about a week before Christmas, he and his wife would bake hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cookies. They would package them in small bundles. Then on Christmas day, he would load his vehicle. At about 4am, General Krulak would drive himself to every Marine guard post in the Washington-Annapolis-Baltimore area and deliver a small package of Christmas cookies to whatever Marines were pulling guard duty that day. He said that one year, he had gone down to Quantico as one of his stops to deliver Christmas cookies to the Marines on guard duty. He went to the command center and gave a package to the lance corporal who was on duty. He asked, "Who's the officer of the day?" The lance corporal said, "Sir, it's Brigadier General MATTIS." And General Krulak said, "No, no, no. I know who General MATTIS is. I mean, who's the officer of the day today, Christmas day?" The lance corporal, feeling a little anxious, said, "Sir, it is Brigadier General MATTIS." General Krulak said that, about that time, he spotted in the back room a cot, or a daybed. He said, "No, Lance Corporal. Who slept in that bed last night?" The lance corporal said, "Sir, it was Brigadier General MATTIS." About that time, General Krulak said that General MATTIS came in, in a duty uniform with a sword, and General Krulak said, "Jim, what are you doing here on Christmas day? Why do you have duty?" General MATTIS told him that the young officer who was scheduled to have duty on Christmas day had a family, and General MATTIS decided it was better for the young officer to spend Christmas Day with his family, and so he chose to have duty on Christmas Day. General Krulak said, "That's the kind of officer that Jim MATTIS is." The story above was told by Dr. Albert C. Pierce, the Director of the Center for the Study of Professional Military Ethics at The United States Naval Academy. He was introducing General James MATTIS who gave a lecture on Ethical Challenges in Contemporary Conflict in the spring of 2006. This was taken from the transcript of that lecture. -Bob HANNIGAN ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dave HANTHORN ('63) Re: Bomber mini-reunion in Bangkok, Thailand Hi Maren (and all you other Bombers), Bill WILSON (GMC '63) and Dave HANTHORN (GMC '63) enjoying their third consecutive Bomber mini-reunion in Thailand at the El Gaucho's Steakhouse in Bangkok. I believe we STILL hold the world's record for the Bomber reunion held farthest from Richland!! We say "sawasdeekrup" (Thai for "hello") to all our Bomber friends wherever they are in this big ol' world! Bomber cheers, -Dave HANTHORN (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ rom the Don Muang neighborhood in northern Bangkok where the daytime temperatures are in the high 90s and it cools to the high 70s at night (if you're lucky) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) A very special Shout Out to one of the Really Good Guys on his 71st. Happy Birthday to Terry JONES ('64)... may you always hitem straight and may your Foot Mashie never let you down. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: first meetings I shall probably never forget first meeting this B-day Bomber... in fact, I met him and Gary WEBB ('64) on the very same evening as I was leaving Hi-Spot (but it was for Jr hi kids... Jr Hi-Spot I guess)... each of them left a lasting memory that continues to this very day... ahhhhh dem memories of growing up in Richland... don't get no gooder than that... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Terry JONES ('64) on your special day, November 23, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Marine Corps General James MATTIS ('68) ~ 11/21/16 Herald "Trump Cabinet Picks? "President-elect says Richland native being considered for Defense chief" "Job seekers, advisers and would-be allies paraded through Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, during the weekend as President- elect Donald Trump worked on filling his Cabinet. By Sunday, Marine General James MATTIS ('68) - a Richland native - had emerged as a leading contender for secretary of defense." -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) A belated Happy Birthday to Dawn BELL ('67) ON 11/22. Hope you had an Awesome Day!! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/24/16 ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52), Ann BISHOP ('56) David RIVERS ('65), Tedd CADD ('66) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nola DAVEY ('56) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darla WISE ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary CHRISTIAN ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Terry & Linda HUTSON ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) Sending wishes to all Richland Bombers for a wonderful Thanksgiving. Be safe on the highways, people! I saw Betty BYRD ('53) today for the 1st time, probably, since graduation. We didn't actually recognize each other except for our names. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels for many years and dropped in to say hi to her old bosses. Just a note to let you who go to the "Mostly '52ers" Bomber Friday Lunch know that we'll be meeting at the QUEENSGATE STERLINGS. Same time -- just a new place. Maybe it won't be so crowded. -Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) ~ Richland where my Irises are growing new leaves, a few dandelions and the tips of the Lavender are blooming! Haven't checked the bulbs. It's a weird winter out there! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) Just want to say Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all Bombers. -Sara Ousley, aka Ann BISHOP ('56) ~ Fouke AR ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: time flies when... this is one of those days when a bit of a tear comes to my cheek and I recall my Senior year and the romance that accompanied it... a trip to Ideeho that was made on a Holiday and resulted in a very looooong drive home... KEENEY ('65) was to be our witness... but I suppose everything happens for a reason... I will say I was delighted when Kent Morrill was her brother's best man at his wedding (well laa tee daa)... sadly she has departed but left lasting love and memories for me and for many others... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nancy MIDDLETON ('67 RIP) on your special day, November 24, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tedd CADD ('66) Re: General MATTIS ('68) and Duty Never one to neglect his duty, General MATTIS ('68) reported for jury duty in Benton County on Monday for a gross misdemeanor trial. PS: I love the story of his taking the duty officer post. [11/23/16 Sandstorm entry from Bob HANNIGAN ('60) -Maren] That is a Marine's Marine. -Tedd CADD ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: General MATTIS ('68) I suspect that those of us who went to school with Jim, or met him on other occasions, each has our special story. General MATTIS and I have been friends for many years. We met in high school and were friends during and beyond college. I've followed his career closely. Even as a youngster, Jim wanted to know how to be THE Commandant of the Corps... not just a Marine, but The Commandant. When he achieved his 4 star rank, I sent him a quick email and asked if he was ready to take over that position. His response was direct&Oh HELL no! I recall a conversation once concerning the Marine barracks destruction in 1983 in Beirut when 220 Marines lost their lives. I asked if he'd been on the ground in Beirut or in the area. No, was his response. He was a captain stationed in Washington D.C. at the time. His duties were much more difficult. As a captain, it was his job to travel with the clergy to the homes of those fallen, to notify the families of the incident. I recall reading a story about him once when he was transferred from one assignment to another. Those of us who are veterans and remember those moves, they can be especially hectic for families. Jim has never married. The biggest logistical problem his movers had, time and again, was moving his 5,000 books. Jim was in command of the 1st Marines during Desert Storm. I know there were many times when he butted heads with the DoD Chair Rumsfeld. I asked him about that on a few occasions and, tactful as ever, he usually replied with "one of these days we'll have a cold beer and talk." Speaking as a veteran, the fact that the new administration is considering Jim MATTIS as Secretary of Defense is one choice I can support. I know that Jim will have one thing in mind; protecting the lives of the young men and women who serve this country in uniform. Nothing less would motivate him. -Ken STALEY ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/25/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Leoma COLES ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis SCHODT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Charles SOLOMON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Fran TEEPLE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim CANTRELL ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TURNER ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debbie NELSON ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leon RICE ('82) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) WHAT: Portland / Vancouver Area Bomber Potluck Social WHEN: Saturday - December 3 TIME: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM WHERE: Columbia North Community Clubhouse 14204 NE 10th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98685 This is a convenient location for all. It's located in the Salmon Creek area near the I-5 and I-205 connection, just a few blocks north of 134th Street. On 10th Ave at 14204, enter the Columbia North Community and the clubhouse is the first building on the left. Parking is in front and along the street. POTLUCK - Bring your favorite Potluck dish and whatever you like to drink. We'll have coffee and hot water for tea. Please bring photos & yearbooks to show, and some stories to tell. If you send me photos via email, with a description of WHO - WHERE - WHEN, I'll create a slide show that we can view on a large TV in the room. PLEASE RSVP to: Tom Hemphill ('62) -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Leoma COLES ('63) Hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! In spite of the stormy weather here at the Oregon coast, I am joining my daughter, her chef boyfriend, and my two fantastic grandkids! Watched the Macy's parade and saw the first time Girl Scouts float... we are celebrating the 100th year in cookie sales! My granddaughter will be selling cookies starting in January... will keep everyone posted! Her goal this year is to get to camp and become a counselor in training!! She is a great girl, 14 years old and a freshman this year... wow, how the time flies... Enjoy the holidays, and be safe in your travels! -Leoma COLES ('63) ~ in rainy Lincoln City, OR ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/26/16 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays and college football today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roberta ADKINS ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John FLETCHER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eleanor ATTWOOD ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: CB LIH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jill WALSER ('81) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/27/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 9 Bombers sent stuff: Curt DONAHUE ('53), Marilynn WORKING ('54) Mike CLOWES ('54), John ADKINS ('62) Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), Carol CONVERSE ('64) Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Andrew ECKERT, Jr. ('53) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gene STEPHENS ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat FUNK ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53) Re: Thanksgiving I noticed that more businesses referred to Thanksgiving this year than in the past. Last year there were many references to "Turkey Day," which I personally found offensive. That's my opinion and I'm going to stick to it! -Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) Re: Gloria ADAMS Fulcher ('54) Update Gloria is getting settled in her new place and would love to hear from friends. At this time, she is not up to having any visitors. She wants you to send her messages through e-mail. She responds back pretty quickly, so please send her your greeting. On Monday, Gloria will be able to have her dog with her full time. She is so excited for that, and she will begin her physical therapy 3 times a week. Gloria is getting stronger and is very determined to get well so she can go home. That is her goal!! If you don't have her cell phone number, I would suggest you ask her if you can have it, otherwise call Brookdale Meadow Springs. Re: State football Richland Bombers!!!!! Yay, they are on their way to State Tournament in Tacoma next Saturday!!! They beat Skyview tonight with a score of 35-7 and it has been 17 years (1999) since they have played in State. They went 13-0 for the season so far!!!! Could be 14-0 after next week!! Way to go Bombers football!!!! Re: Sharon Ann Tyson (NAB-RIP) Was sad to see such a young woman listed in the obituaries on November 23rd! Then to find out she was the daughter of one of my classmates, DeWitt Riggins ('54-RIP)!!! Sharon Ann Tyson was born same day, one year earlier than my youngest daughter. Sharon was listed 5/4/63-11/13/16!!! DeWitt passed away on 11/20/08!!! Not sure who he married, but his wife Rose Riggins is also deceased. All TOO young!!!! Re: Birthday This guy never forgets a birthday of his classmates in and around the year he graduated (1965), so how can we pass up the chance to wish him a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY..... DAVID RIVERS!!!!! While we are friends on Facebook, and you have been quiet for a while, I want to be one to wish you a wonderful, peaceful, joyous day! Hope your daughter is there to bake you a cake!!! Enjoy!!! -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco Enjoying our warm 50s weather, but hear some snow might be on the horizon in week or two!!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Figgured if I got this done early enough, it might make it through Maren's firewall and be an entry in today's AS. You all saw what happened yesterday. Guess every one was too enthralled over the Huskies' win. Go Beavs and Roll Tide. Now, on to more important things. It's the birthday of two Bombers, fortunately not the same year. One of them I knew from back when, and he is a fellow member of The Class of '54. T'other I met at R2K or something similar; we've even gone so far as to exchange e-mails; and I am, like most, amused with his wishful tales of his youth as a Warrior. Now if he could just be nicer to Bomber Babes, it would be a vast improvement. Without further ado, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Gene STEPHENS ('54) and David RIVERS ('65). It's time to come down from the stuffing and cranberry sauce high. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the water in my basement has receded to the point where I don't have to don scuba gear to see what's going on down there. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John ADKINS ('62) Re: On This day Just to remember "Mr." RIVERS ('65) on this day. Go out and get yourself a treat. -John ADKINS ('62)n ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck ('63) Re: birthday boy There is always so much said about this birthday boy... most of it complimentary. There is so much that COULD be said about him that is a bit suspect. However, I am a member of an elite group of Bombers who are some of his greatest fans. He never forgets us... our birthdays, anniversaries, our successes, our hurting hearts... he is our true friend. To be clear... he is a true friend to every Bomber, Marine & hot rodder out there! We have to explain sports to him... but I suspect he feigns ignorance on that subject. Though he lives is Las Vegas, he travels north for every reunion... to almost every December gathering, to memorials of classmates & other of our loved ones... he supports us with love. We all know that if we called... he would be with us as soon as he could... hopefully in a "normal" car as Ellen would say. What else can we say about this Bomber... this Jr. Gyrene, this Ring Tailed Tooter, this often called Brat, this "Here Comes Da Judge"... who recognizes his elders such as The Oracle, Jimbeaux ('63)... his comrade is daily emails, Leo ('63)... & his "sisters" who attempt to keep him in line with threats: Ellen ('63), Cecilia ('65), & Mary Lou ('63). We love him... and send our best wishes on his special day to David RIVERS ('65! Happy Birthday to our favorite Legal Eagle, -Cecilia BENNETT McCarthy ('65} ~ Richland -Mary Lou WATKINS Rhebeck (GMC '63) ~ Laguna Hills, CA -Leo WEBB (Gold Medal Class of '63) ~ Olympia -Ellen WEIHERMILLER Anderson (GMC '63) ~ Olympia ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) I wanted to say a belated "happy Thanksgiving" to all Bombers everywhere. Don't know about you, but I stayed away from the mall yesterday, being that it was Black Friday. Today is "Small Businesses". Have our Christmas decorations down from the garage. Put some up last evening and will finish up today. Christmas is my favorite season of all. Our church has a very active senior participation. We are putting on an Advent special with readings and music. Looking forward to that. What kinds of things do you look forward to this Christmas season? -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick It's looking and feeling a lot like winter around here ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) Re: David's Birthday Happy Birthday to my brother, David RIVERS ('65). You have reached a milestone. Now don't shoot yur eye out, kid. , -Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS vs Skyview Football Congratulations to the RHS football team which beat Skyview 35-7 in the state semi-finals at Lampson Stadium! RHS will now play for the state championship against Camas in the Tacoma Dome at 7:30pm on Saturday, December 3. Mike NEIDHOLD ('77) is the RHS head coach. He played on the team that went to state (we lost) and he is also the son of Maureen DOYLE Neidhold ('56) and Jerry NEIDHOLD (49-RIP) Jerry was an RHS teacher for over 30 years. ON TO STATE... -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Happy Birthday A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Oracle of Las Vegas. A fellow car guy, and brother Marine.. Happy Birthday David Rivers!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where it is finally cooling down ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/28/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54), Roy BALLARD ('63) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Pam EHINGER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Howard MADSEN ('70/'71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Happy Birthday to Gene STEPHENS ('54) on 11/27 with hopes for many more. -Jim WATTS ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Roy BALLARD ('63) We also would like to wish "Mr. DAVID RIVERS" ('65) a very Happy Birthday on 11/27, from Nancy and Roy Ballard. Have a nice day... we believe you help to keep ALL of us a little bit younger every day, Thanks, big guy..... -Roy BALLARD ('63) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Birthday Wishes to a great guy! I don't know David RIVERS ('65) personally, but each year I get a birthday acknowledgement from him. He a true friend to soooo many people. I believe that if I needed his help, even though we've never personally met, he would try his hardest to be there for me. Happy birthday David on 11/27!!!!! [Well, you're a BOMBER, right, Carol? -Maren] -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) Re: David RIVERS ('65) Happy Birthday, David! You are the greatest friend any Bomber could ever have! Hope your day (11/27) was great!! Thank You for being you!! Bombers Rule, -Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/29/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janis ERVIN ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Denny DUNCAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe CAMPBELL ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dan VACH ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger MEADER ('73) 11/29 - 26 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Paddy O'Cinnamon" (Episode #1) Today ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Happy Birthday to Dan VACH ('71) on the 29th. Hope you have many more. Keep on running!!!!! -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ Plano, TX where the hunting is great ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 11/30/16 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Jack GARDINER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jeanne TURNER ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill TADLOCK ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan KLUSMAN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rebecca HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sandy CLARK ('71) 11/30 25 days till Christmas CINNAMON BEAR - Listen to "Weary Willy" (episode #2) today ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2016 TIME: 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 3 Margaritas (downtown near Lee Blvd.) Spouses and friends are also welcome! Please join us first Saturday of each month. Turn right inside the restaurant and you'll find us at the corner table. No reservations needed. -Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jack GARDINER ('61) There was a article in Tuesday's Tri-City Herald that Judy KEPLINGER ('61-RIP) has left almost 2 million dollars to Columbia Basin College. It doesn't surprise me Judy was a real jewel. Judy was such a nice person. I really got to know her after I moved back to Richland in 2004. During the planning of '61's 50 year reunion Judy picked up the ball and ran with it... which made our 50 year reunion a huge success. Judy thank-you for all the lives you enriched. Judy KEPLINGER ('61-RIP) donates $1.9 million to CBC -Jack GARDINER ('61) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` October, 2016 ~ December, 2016