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 Alumni Sandstorm Archive ~ January, 2017
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16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Richland Bombers Calendar website Funeral Notices website *********************************************** *********************************************** Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/01/17 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Marilynn WORKING ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Shyrl "Karl" BUCHOLTZ ('54), David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larson GRENINGER ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barb MILLER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna PARDEE ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ken DEERY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mark PERKINS ('75) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) & Shannon CRAIG ('50) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) To: All Bombers, friends, and family HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Make 2017 a year of good things!! Condolences go out to all of the families who have lost loved ones this year. Heartfelt sorrow goes to the latest two families from our class of Col-Hi 1954... on December 15th, Lanny WILSON ('54) lost his wife, Judith DAVIS Wilson and on December 28th, our classmate, Terry BEEBE passed away. Our thoughts and prayers go to Terry's wife, Myrna BRIGGS Beebe ('56) and Lanny!!! Stay safe in 2017!!!! Bomber tears, -Marilynn WORKING Highstreet ('54) ~ Pasco where we will get a couple more inches of snow today!!! So they say!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) You can always tell when the year ends. The calendar has run out of pages. Thus you have to take it down, and put up a new one. That's all well and good; besides there'll be new pictures to look at and maybe some obscure fact to learn. With all that being said, and a Huskey loss yesterday; may this new year be a little better and bright and whatever thoughts of puppies will do for you. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is cold. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) I spoke to Gordon Pappas today. He lives at Stone Ridge Creek, 3300 Stoneridge Creek Way, Pleasanton, CA 94588. His phone is 925-201-7364, and he would be happy to hear from fifties Bombers. Gordon is well. He spends a lot of time in his apartment, but enjoys his continuing care retirement community. He hosts a once-a-month Opera showing with an intro and background. Those of us who were in Col-Hi music remember well the extensive knowledge he had. He said he had heard from Bob JOHNSON ('54), who played French horn and went on to a musical career in New York City. I told him how much I valued my years in the band with him as director. I told him I would get down from my home near Sacramento to visit him soon. Gordon will be 95 in April. Happy New Year to all. -Karl Bucholz, aka Shyrl BUCHOLTZ ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: Happy new Year! Wow... we did it again... just zoomed though another year... ahhhh so now I'll just settle down for a bit of a Winter's nap... yup that's about as wild as this cowboy gets on New Year's Eve these days... yippeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz all for the best I am sure... Now Kenny DAME ('68), just reminded me of a New YEAR, either '59 or '60... every year Doug BENOLIEL ('65) hadda New Years Party... Dale BOWERS ('65) and I were all ready to go, but no invite had been received... I am sure we had our dates all picked out and everything... well by the 30th it was clear we were not invited... so we just sat over at Dale's house and listened to the top 100 countdown of the year... as it turned out, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens was the top pick for that year and would be the top pick for the next as well... we later learned that Doug was limited in the number of kids he could invite... if you went one year... he couldn't invite you to the next... mystery solved... so now wee need to celebrate some birthdays... two Bomber-babes that fill my heart with joy... even if I don't see them every trip I seldom miss seeing their other halves once or twice a visit... Sure hope every one stays warm and safe and sound for the New Year and all throughout the year 2017... come on... who'da thunk! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barb MILLER ('65) and Donna PARDEE ('65) on your special day, January 1, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hey, Donna Cecilia BENNETT ('65) told me to tell you to get the pool ready... she'll be over early for a swim............... ......,,,,,,,,,.uhhhhhhhh Mid-June!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/02/17 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have one birthday today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Steve PIIPPO ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/03/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) Jim HAMILTON ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dick LOHDEFINCK ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tobe ROBERTS ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill SCOTT ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary RALSTON ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Boy! Just because the 2nd is a federale hollyday is no reason to have a "Not!" issue. Shirley there is some out there who is a class mate of young Master PIIPPO ('70) who would take the time to wish him a "Happy Birthday!"? I'll make this a belated one for him and I don't even know him. Come on, people, Maren's burning up all sorts of electrons to get the paper out and for what? My deepest condolences to Terry BEEBE's ('54) family. It is hard enough to loose a loved one, but during the holiday season really sucks. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ at temporarily snowy Mount Angel, OR where the thaw is expected much later in the week ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) With nothing worth talking about being submitted for the twoth of January, I am probably a day late with this submission for all you Veterans out there in the land of Green & Gold. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: smokin' inna boyz room They begin as memories... some morph into tall tales and get bigger and bigger with time; then there are those which become legend and no one better dare touch 'em! I think today's memory belongs in the second category... whether my memory is accurate or not is not important... the subject is larger than life... I remember when I was in 7th grade... I am sure the Subject Bomber was among the group that raised a huge Bra on the flag pole... I could be wrong but who really cares... the point is he was a total blast to be around... he would be on and off the team for smoking... as if half the school didn't smoke... he was one hell of an athlete and one hell of a guy... these days I make sure and check up on his brother ('61) to make sure he hasn't broken anything playing baseball and bowling... If my math is correct, we lost him 34 years ago but then... legends never die... today, January 3, 2017, we celebrate the life and times of Chuck "the Walk" GARDINER ('63-RIP)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS I missed one on 1/3/17... Happy Birthday, Gary "Rice Checks" Ralston ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/04/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Barbara SESLAR ('60) Tom HEMPHILL ('62) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paula Jill LYONS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gloria KENNEDY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda HANSON ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nina BERLAND ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Barbara SESLAR Brackenbush ('60) Re: Class of 1960 Bomber Luncheon DATE: Saturday, January 7, 2017 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: Tom HEMPHILL ('62) Re: Bob BERGDAHL ('62-RIP) A notice was posted here in Vancouver that Bob died on December 21st. We don't have any other information. Bob joined a few of the Portland/Vancouver area Bomber lunches and summer picnics a few years ago. We hope that his family in the Tri-Cities will have some information to share. We remember Bob in high school as a smart student, quiet and master hot rod mechanic. -Tommy HEMPHILL ('62) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: snow I keep seeing pictures of snow all over Richland... OK kids the fun's over... time to get serious and just bring on the winds... ya know like inna old days... put on chains inna morning and then clunk clunk clunk alla way home after around 2 o-clock... geeeeeeeeeeez! So now we gotta Bomber-babe who gets so excited over my birthday, every year she is a month early... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Paula Jill LYONS ('64) on your special day, January 4, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/05/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54), Ann BISHOP ('56) Helen CROSS ('62), Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Roger McCLELLAN ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Louise HARTCORN ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam EHINGER ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Funny thing about the weather; snow is to the south of Mount Angel in Silverton. As long as the streets and parking lots are clear, they are welcome to it. Totally off the point. Got another Bomber birthday to mention. Knew him back in the day; now he lives in the "Land of Enchantment"; "Duke City" (not John Wayne, but the Duke of... ), heart of Bernalillo County. Nice place to live. Therefore, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" goes to Roger McCLELLAN ('54) for being born on this day. Roger, hope you have many more. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is sunny for the moment, but who knows what the weekend has in store weatherwise. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann BISHOP ('56) The loss of a loved one around the holidays IS tough. I know... lost 2 boys this time of year many years ago. One with cancer on 19 Dec 1969 and one murdered New Years 1981. Even now I can get a bit sentimental this time of year.. -Ann BISHOP Ousley ('56) ~ in the might metropolis of Fouke, AR - home of the "Fouke Monster" ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I was sorry to learn of Bob BERGDAHL's ('62-RIP) death in today's Sandstorm. He and I didn't keep in touch after we left Bomberville, but as we both grew up attending CUP Church, We had shared experiences there as part of the CUP Church family. His parents were youth leaders so I also knew them in that context too. My sympathies to his family, and prayers for comfort from our Lord in his leaving this earth. His mom was a PEO which I found out years later, when pictures of her 90th birthday were in our national monthly magazine. She was always a lady with a flair for dress, and always had enthusiasm it seemed to me. I am enclosing a photo of my little grandson entertaining us with shoes last night. These 20 days have sped by so fast, and tomorrow we are packing up to head home back in Indiana. Jaime, our exchange student from Spain is now my Spanish Grandson and my son calls him their Spanish cousin to his kids. We have had a lot of fun these days out here in Gardnerville. We took him skiing in the storm up around Lake Tahoe, so he could hardly see the lake. I was happy to be in the lodge with the baby. 2016 flew by. 2017 is already flying by. Our 55 year reunion for all '62 grads in August will be here before we know it. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Greetings from rainy Gardnerville where I didn't get the wreaths made... we just concentrated on cooking and eating... and of course, cleaning up to be ready for the next meal!! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: snow To: David RIVERS ('65) David, the snow is still around and probably will be for awhile. You see the winds are blowing at times but they aren't the good old Chinook winds but from the north. The temps aren't helping either as the day time highs for the next several days are only in the teens with single digits at night. I think I heard we may get some more white stuff this weekend. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from snowy Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Stephanie DAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lora HOMME ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia REDISKE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allyson SMITH ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig WALTON ('75) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Happy Birthday Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Happy Birthday to the first friend my brothers (Jeff DAWSON '62 and Gaynor DAWSON '65) and I had when we moved to Richland in March of 1949. We lived at 208 Atkins (one block long) in an "F" house. Larry lived around the corner in a "B" house. I was astounded at how many neighbors had kids just our age. Behind us lived the familes of Joyce COWAN '60 and Tommy HELGESON '60 and Marilyn something. Across the street was the family of Peter and Marie Anderson and others, Nancy something, and Anne '60, Leah, and Punkie Collins. Across the street and around the corner lived Darlene MANNING '60 and the GOODNOW kids. Across the street and around the other corner and down a ways were Peggy GAGNEBIN '60 and Gloria something (we all were bluebirds), Donny something, and many others. Those unpaved asphalt sidewalks sure were busy places on school day mornings! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Maren, my apologies for this being so late. You likely don't have time to look up last names, graduation years, and whether alive or not. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1205 Perkins - "My" neighborhood of kids. I challenge everybody to do the same. We didn't have as many as some, because across the street from us was a small neighborhood park - no houses. Here's what I have: Our FIRST next door neighbors at 1207: Williamson(Coralie-60 Jay-63RIP Christy-65); On the other side of us at 1604 Roberdeau: COWAN(Bobby-60RIP Suzanne-71); next to Williamsons at 1209: GRAY(Georgia-58 Kenny-64RIP Glenda-66 Gary-?? Barbie-??) and later at 1209 the Grigg(???); at 1211: Denny CASTO-63; at 1215: LINK(Judy-58 Ann-63), corner may have had a Williams address: BROMWELL (???); around our Perkins block on Potter at 1210: McGrath(Kathie-64wb Jimmy-??NAB Betsy-??NAB-RIP Twins:Pete/Maggie-??NAB Patty-??NAB); at 1208: RHODES(Dickie-65 Brian-77); Pam Madison(??moved away); Rocky Sanborn(?? moved away); 1100 black of Potter: HAWK(Margaret-58 Lyle-62RIP Donna-65 Marlene-71 Duane-75); across the street from Cowans on Roberdeau: GOSTNELL(Gene-53 Roger-55 Dave-58 Craig-65 Mark-69); OSTERMAN(Deane-NAB Dick-NAB-RIP Thoris-49RIP twins:Larry-51RIP/Laverne-51 Clayton-54 Neale-66RIP) then WEBB(DennyBROWN-58RIP Bonnie-59 Terry-62/63RIP Gary-64 VickiBell-?? RandyBELL-72RIP); across the street at 1122 Perkins:McCLELLAN(Roger-54, Ronnie-56, Monita-58, Bobby-66); 1100 Block of Perkins: PILKEY(Orrin-52 Walter-54RIP); Eleanor ATWOOD-65; BOASEN(Nicki-69 John-70or71 Norri-73 Frank-74 Robin-77); STRUCK(Phyllis-60 ??); HANTHORN(Jack-56RIP Alice-59 Dave-63) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/07/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Anna May WANN ('49), Linda REINING ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carol DuBOIS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary SCHAUER ('84) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) From Cold Brrrrr Bothell, WA Not used to this cold weather. Water pipes froze outside and my son is out there now going to dig up the pipes and close them off until spring. 14 years and never had this problem before. But looking over the Sandstorm the last couple of days and seeing everyone reminiscing it reminds me of first home on Wright. We had Jerry BLANEY-49RIP on the corner and around the corner were the McCLEARY clan (Bev-49 Anna-51 Bob-51RIP Dona-54 Jack- 58-RIP. Bev's dad and mine thought alike they wouldn't let us go camping with Mel THOMPSON-48RIP and Bob SANDUSKY-48. Then we moved to Davenport and had lots of us around. Janet- 49RIP and Doreen-51 HALLENBECK. Right next door, Duke CAMPBELL and his sister (can't remember her name). Across the street and around the corner was Jean YOUKER-48RIP and the other direction we had Barbara JONSON-49 and Julie GILES-49RIP and not too far away were the Fisher boys [Don and Malcom? both 50RIP?]. Great times and of course in our house there were 4 of us. Peggy-46RIP, the oldest, me-49, Fran(NAB) and brother Bill-59NAB. Then also memories of good times was attending the Rose Bowl in 1991. Mel was recruiting coordinator at the time for the Huskies and he was in charge of tickets. Most fascinating to be on the elevator with him and watch this young lady hit on him for tickets. She didn't realize that was Mel's wife on the elevator with him. Then after the game we rented a car and headed to Vegas. We had front row tickets to see Debbie Reynolds. She was going through some jokes on travelling and airplanes and she walked down off the stage and straight to Mel. She rubbed her hand across Mel's crew cut and made the comment "He had his own landing strip". I wasn't sure he ever wanted to wash his hair after that. Yes, lots of good memories. We were most fortunate to have grown up in Richland and now to see younger relatives attending Richland High too. Keeping Bombers in the family is great!! -Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Neighborhood Kids 404 Rossell: PHIPPS(Jack-52RIP, Sally-RIP); NOBLE(Danny-58, Larry-60, Patsy-61RIP, Betty-63, Becky-69RIP, Lynn-72; SMITH(Jack-55; WAHL(Bonita-56; ROBERTS(Aaron-66). 1111 Elm: WISE(Nester-63); CONRAD(Suzanne-58, Pete, Jo-65); MEULLER(Steven); McALLISTER(Steven-56RIP, Arnold-61. Penny-67. Ric-69. Linda-71. Mark-74. Elizabeth-78). Cottonwood/Elm: Ard(Jim, Betty); SCHILDKNECHT(Jim-66, Karen- 67RIP, Tom-70, Nancy-71, Lynn-74, Leslie-79, Kathleen-83); WILEY(Carol-63). Elm/Swift: BATES(Betty-64, Doris, Judy(RIP). We have gotten so much snow, in Kuna, Idaho, that we have been house-bound since Wednesday... we have probably have 3' of snow on the street and we haven't been able to get out of the cul-de-sac to go anywhere. My daughter's car got stuck in the snow at the end of their driveway... neighbor had to pull her out so she could get back into the driveway. Only ones getting anywhere are those with 4-wheel drive... son-in-law's pickup has it, so he's been able to get to work. Snowplows only keep the main streets and freeways clear, so till we get a Chinook or a "thaw", we are stuck. and, more snow is predicted for Saturday... this is the most snow this part of Idaho has had since '08. We tried to buy a snow blower... every place in the Boise area is sold out. I LOVE the snow, but will admit this might be a "bit much". at least I have PLENTY of coffee. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ Kuna, ID ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: What memories Today's Bomber-babe takes me back to Jr Hi and Col-Hi days... drive ins Zip's the Uptown and trading car parts... Her now other half ('65) and Carl BEYER ('65) drove similar, though not exact '56 Fords... Larry's was yellow and white and Carl's was two tone beige... I think, but could be wrong (it's 50/50) Carl's hood flew up on the highway (we only had one or two then... so don't ask me what the highway to Kennewick and Pasco was numbered)... guess it was destroyed... So they would swap hoods depending on some preset criteria... much as Jim COX ('64) and I did with my good battery... one day I musta been riding to school with her sweetie as we went in the house while she got ready... at the time the girls were wearing cardigan sweaters turned backwards so the buttons were up the back... that particular day, her's was red... I think that it was unusual for me to ride with him as I don't ever remember another time waiting for her... I also thought the sweater thing was really a weird fad... so with that HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol DuBOIS ('66) on your special day, January 7, 2017!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Our neighborhood "kids" When our family lived in Perry Court some of our neighborhood Bombers were: 1406 Perry Court - COLLINGS: Jim ('62RIP), Shirley ('66), and Barbara ('71) 1404 Perry Court - HOLDEN: Linda ('66), Susan ('68), and Buddy ('72) 1412 Perry Court - THOMPSON: Pat ('60) and Sally ('65) 1408 Perry Court - COLEMAN: Sally ('64) 1407 Perry Court - MOSLEY: Dana ('62), Vicki ('66), John ('71), and Wanda ('74) 1405 Perry Court - ROWE: Everett ('69) and Kathy ('70) When our family lived on Johnston some of our neighborhood Bombers were: 1513 Johnston - HINKLE: Mark ('66) and Gail ('67) - at their grandparent's home after school 1515 Johnston - COLLINGS: Jim ('62RIP), Shirley ('66), and Barbara ('71) 1517 Johnston - OLSON: Bob ('56), Bill ('58), Coleen ('61), and Linda ('71) 1521 Johnston - COLLIER: Janis ('58), Kathy('63), Frank ('62), Pat ('68), and Mike ('73) 1523/1525 Johnston - KNUTSON: Paul ('59RIP) and Roxanne ('62RIP) 1532 Johnston - JOYCE: Brent ('63RIP), Mary ('67), Carol ('72), and Helen (??) 1530 Johnston - ANDERSON: Paul ('62) 1528 Johnston - MOSTELLER: Betty ('53RIP), Bob ('56), Barbara ('58), Brad ('63), and Bonnie ('68) 1526 Johnston - WRIGHT: JoAnn ('60RIP) and Bobby ('67RIP) 1524 Johnston - DiLORENZO: Scotty (NAB) and Stacy (NAB) 1522 Johnston - STROMQUIST: Jack ('66RIP) 1520 Johnston - SOLOMON: Billie ('61), Charles ('64), Louise ('67), and Clarisse ('69) 1435 Johnston - NEWBY: Tom ('66), Wendy ('67), Mike ('68), Blanche ('71), and Randy (??) 1431 Johnston - STANFIELD: Elaine ('64), Caroline ('66), Lynn ('68), Joy ('71RIP), Anita (??), Laurene ('73), Louisa (??), and Janet (??) 14?? Johnston - WEIHERMILLER: Cheryl ('60), Ellen ('63), Cathy ('66),and Myra ('67) 15?? Jadwin - STORDAHL: Wayne (NAB-KiBe), Mike (NAB-KiBe), Steve (NAB-KiBe/RIP), Patti ('72) Debbie ('76), and Richard (77RIP) 15?? Jadwin - ADKINS: Dale ('67) 15?? Jadwin - COTTRILL: Bob ('63) and Linda ('64) 602 Torbett: - MOSLEY: Dana ('62), Vicki ('66), John ('71), and Wanda ('74) 604 Torbett - BLACK: Mark ('66RIP) 4?? Torbett - REYNOLDS: Stan (NAB) 1519 Judson - HOKANSON, David ('66) 1513 Judson - TEATS, Doug ('61RIP) 1430 Judson - EDWARDS, Bruce ('62) I know there were a lot more Bombers in the blocks around us whom I have not mentioned, so please do not be offended if I did not mention your names. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ from a very cold Richland where it is currently 9 at 7pm on Friday evening with more snow and perhaps freezing rain in the forecast. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/08/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Ferna GAROUTTE ('58) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Helen CROSS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kath CARLSON ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patti SINCLAIR ('77) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) Read your last post and you speak like most of the older Bombers - great to see kids, grandkids going to our high school. What really gets this old Bomber - and many more of us - is when "someone" tries to change our history. WE know why and how our Bomber name came to pass and it is so sad that others try to be politically correct. Bombers and the airplane are NOT related. You cannot rewrite history! On a lighter note - hope all Bombers have a great, happy, healthy 2017 -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) Re: Growing up in Richland My brother Rufus GAROUTTE ('55RIP) and I lived on the corner of Torbett and Goethals. The gang of kids we grew up with were as follows: BAILEY(Janice-56 Karen-58); REHM(Donna-53 Lloyd-56RIP -- and a couple other kids that I don't remember their names); ROWAN(Carol-58RIP and a little brother); NEITZEL(s a daughter and twin brothers); PARCHEN(Kenneth- 56RIP Don-57 LeRoy-59 Kevin?); GLADFELDER Kathy-57 a sister and I think 2 Brothers); OVERSON(Judy-58); OATS(George-60 Cynthia-63? Ruth-?? Perkins-58wb0; BROWN(Tommy-62? 1 little brother}; ROACH(Dick-55 Sonja-56RIP), SMITH(Wayne-56). I remember playing Hide and Go Seek, Kick the Can, and Truth Or Dare with a lot of these kids. One summer Mr. Bailey (Karen and Janice's father) decided he wanted his basement dug out so he got one of those machines that pulls the dirt out through the window. A bunch of us kids went into the basement and did all the digging. He paid us with hamburgers and french fries and pop. I loved playing football but my mother finally made me quit. *LOL* I have a lot of good memories of growing up in Richland. The CD in my brain with all my memories is full so if I did not get your year of graduation or your name right I think I'm doing pretty good to remember my name. -Ferna GAROUTTE Hicks ('58) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood (Mr. Rogers) Well, I hoped that I was starting something by mentioning the old neighborhood! Success! We moved from 208 Atkins to 77 McMurray in November 1950 (oddly, the phone number was 7-7793-a lot of 7s!). And thus I became a Jefferson/Chief Jo girl. On our block were Carolyn FRANZ; Dr. LIDDINGTON and his twins (later Karen-60 and Kathy-64 KARNIE); David-62, Anne-64, and Peter HENRY; us; Sara Lou RHOADES (replaced by Bob BROWN); Susie WOODFIELD; and farther down Gary-57RIP and Derrith PERSONS-60RIP; David WILSON-62wb;and Don SMISET; Across the street were the LEWISes, SHANKS (Carol Ann-57RIP, Jeannie-60, Rod-62RIP, Tommy-68 - remember the circus net that we all jumped on in their back yard?); Jeff BOSTON-64 and siblings; Frasier BOTSFORD-62 and siblings; the CAMERONS (Dorothy-55, Jock-58, Judy-60), and Mickey McGUIRE and boys. Behind us were Susan HURST-65; McCUE(Bill-51 Jay-56 Ann-63 Mary-67); BERG(Janice and Frosty-63); and around the corner Rick SMOLEN-62; a block south BIXLER(Bill-60 John-64 Sue- 66RIP Jim-72 Nancy-74HHS); HILLS( Marilyn-60 and Rob-63); and Sasha/Sandy HARMON-62 with her parents the fabulous Sonja and Merle; and over to Jim KRIDER-59; Jeff THOMPSON-60; and Jane- 60wb and Sally UNDERWOOD; and then east to Peggy STOAKES-60 and family; and south again to Barbara STANFIELD-60; Lynn WOLTE-60wb; and Reggie JAYNES and family; A block north of us were Chris JANOS-65; Ronnie YATES-64; the MONSON family; and farther north Liz FOUTS-61; Tom-59, twins: John-62 and Peter- 62 BEAULIEU; The WAGGONER(Alan-59, Mike-60, David-62, twins: John-66 Paul-66, and Debbie-69); Marilyn KEENE-60wb; Pete WASCHER-60; Eddie QUIGLEY-62, SHIPP (Kathy-60, Robert-64, and Deborah-68); Behind them were the BROWN girls, and GROSWITH (Terry-58, Susan-60, Jack). Up Hunt Point were the MATHIS boys, WARREN(Dorothy-57, Jim- 59RIP, and David-61), CHARETTE (Ed-55 Marilyn-58 Yvonne-60 Richard-64 Cathy-68 Margy-70 Paul-71); Barbara LIBBY-60; Jim WALTON-60 with his dog of the year "Andy" or "Bingo"; and then down the hill to Alice-60 and Ron-63 RICHARDS; PARKER (Karen-60wb with her English Springer Spaniel show dogs); North of Hunt Point were Tom HUNT-60 (no connection); DOWD (Carolyn-60 and Don-64); Robyn TALBOTT-60; Bob HOLLINGSHEAD- 60; the McLENEGHENS; Cap PHILLIPS; and Larson GRENINGER-60. I know that I have skipped over their exact streets, but you get the idea. My apologies for those I missed or misspelled! Boy, when we were all out on our bikes, it was a real traffic jam! And what a crowd on that circus net! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) - the memory fades in West Richland where we are expecting snow tonight to top what we have had frozen on the ground (well, in my neighborhood) for several weeks ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) Re: Around the block I finally understand this game. As I remember my growing up in Richland, I spent the first 6 months of my life in Richland on McPherson St. (3300 block I think, about One block east of Thayer, on the Chief Jo side. I was only 4, but we often played there with our cousins, Allan-59RIP, Bob-62, Carol-64RIP. The younger 2 weren't born yet. So there I met the BOWLS, Richard TEW-62 and his brother, Duane? Sorry, I don't know what the house numbers were, and Stan and Gerry, a girl older than me, I think, LATTIN. When I was 4-1/2 we moved to 2309 Olympia St. where I lived till I went to WSU (except for the year I lived in Holland as an exchange student), and my parents lived till about 1998. We had tons of kids around. We had Emmajean STONE-63 as a next door neighbor for years, on the other side we had the Fred HUGHES family with Lenore-55RIP, Tom-56; And Howard-59; and the PITTOCK(Diane-57 and Susan-59) lived there quite awhile not sure when they moved, but it was while or before I left Carmichael. Next to the Hughes were BROWER(Gina, another girl, maybe a boy, all younger than me); On the other side of the Stones, LeCLAIR(Gary-63 and Bob-65); then VOILAND(12 children, but they all went to the Catholic school, so don't know if they graduated from RHS or not...the oldest, Gene-65, was more my brother's age: Gene-65 Bill-66 Jim-67 Mary-68 Cathy-70 Joe-70 Ruth-72 5 younger kids moved to Illinois); After the Voilands left that house, the Martinson family moved in, and were still there a few years ago. Their children were much younger, so I didn't know them. My best friend in grade school, Billie CUMMINGS-62NAB lived on the corner of Olympia and Cedar until her parents made her and her much younger brothers move to California. so none of them graduated from Bomberville. Across the street ROHRBACKER(Suzy-63RIP and Mark-66); a few houses down, Pam HOLSCLAW-58 lived who was much older, and a very good student... my dad told me. Then a few houses down, directly across the street WALKER(Susan-64 Harry-67 Jim-71 Ed-76). I think I got to know their parents better after I returned from being an exchange student, and Bill, their dad was so kind to write several reference letters for me, hopefully the last was when I applied for a scholarship to get an MSW in 1966 from UW. I got the MSW on a work scholarship which I think should be made available to college students who have survived their first few years and shown they could and would like to graduate. Just a block away on Elm where it meets Olympia Street lived Carol RICE Forister-62RIP, who was my best friend through all these years we managed to keep in contact before cell phones and E-mail until she lost her battle with cancer in 2015, almost 2 years ago now. And a block the other way towards Densow's Drugstore, lived Cathy WOOD-62 one of my closest friends growing up in Richland. Sure there were others, but I can't remember Street names so clearly, being gone since 1963. I went to WSU never to live in Richland again, just to visit my folks and my aunt and uncle, and fewer friends as the years have filled by. Hard to believe it is almost the 10th of January and I am a long way from getting my Christmas stuff put away. May the New Year be filled with blessings for all Bombers and their friends and families everywhere, prayers for those without power in this cold. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where the sun shone all day but it didn't get up to 20, thank heaven our heat is working.******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/09/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Doreen HALLENBECK ('51), Gary LUCAS ('57) David RIVERS ('65), Pat DORISS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joan ECKERT ('51) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: John TAYLOR ('63wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda REINING ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pearl DROTTS ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FUNDERBURG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pam HUNT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lee BUSH ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edna SMYTH ('71wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Joe and Kristi MAGULA ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stefan SCHERPEREL ('97) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) Re: Good Old South Richland Memories I've enjoyed seeing the listing of Bombers from various neighborhoods in Richland. We moved to Davenport St. in 1944, and I lived there until I got married. Ann Thompson, aka Anna May WANN ('49) let you know a few in the neighborhood, but there were others: on Davenport St: LAWRENCE(Paul-48RIP, Jim-51RIP, and Bob-RIP); Joyce LIEBEL-51RIP; on Casey St: the BAUDENDISTEL girls {Helen-47, Cathy-50, MaryAnn-52, Jean-55); WARBURTON(Alberta-50 and Carl-56); the DOCTOR girls(Pat-48RIP and Paula-51RIP); on Benham St: the LOCKWOOD boys (Jack-49 and Dick-51); LIGGETT girls (Hope-48 and Loretta-51); David BRUSIE-51RIP; on Goethals (now Jadwin): Norma McCORMICK-51; on Comstock: JONES(Hilton and Pat-50RIP); MUSSELMAN(Bob-50 and Norma Jean-51RIP); on Abert St: CHUBB(Jim-50 and Ken-54); OSBORN(Rose Marie-48, Chuck-49RIP, and Ed-50RIP). There was another side street I can't recall where the HELEGERSON girls (Vivian-51 and Carol-54RIP) lived Those were the "good old days" when the city of Richland just started, and all the classmates were from other parts of the United States; what a wonderful and interesting upbringing we all had. The Lewis & Clark grade school friendships will last forever. Forgive me if I missed some; I just picked these out of the memory bank in a short time at the computer. Barrels of drinking water were available to one all on the street corners in downtown, and in the beginning, city bus rides were free; what a treat. -Doreen HALLENBECK Waldkoetter ('51) ~ Fairbanks, AK where temps are -25 ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: Gary LUCAS ('57) Re: RICHLAND'S WARRIOR! Hello Classmates, I just read the Seattle Times article, "James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, Trump's defense secretary pick, always comes home to Richland, 'this town that formed me'", and I think you might enjoy it, too. You can read the full article here. -Gary LUCAS ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: snow child So I know this Bomber-babe... oh she's Bomber through and through... I'll vouch for that... she can even tell ya most if not alla the kids she lived near in every house... but there's more to her than meets the eye... psssssssssssst... she loves snow! I enjoy it in other states too... and it always looks appropriate on Christmas cards... but I don't want any a that stuff falling around me! Makes yer car look all yukky and makes yer clothes wet... ruins yer shoes... and makes yer feet cold... as a kid I hated to put chains on for the 3 hours it stayed on the ground... how's a guy spozed to look cool toolin' the uptown with yer windows rolled up and those stupid chains going clunk clunk clunk... practically drowns out yer pipes... 'cept maybe Leo WEBB's ('63)... I mean I ain't gotta good thing to say about it... now I always thought this babe was speshally cool when she moved to Bakersfield... I mean they got the best music and drags around... to say nuthin' bout feeding the dinosaurs over at Buck's ranch (oh they weren't real????????????)... I mean ya had the Hag afore he moved up to Shasta, Buck and Dwight... who could ask for more... not me... so now she's moved up to Ideeeho and is almost complaining about not having enough snow... gaaaaaaaads... but I gotta love her cuz she's just too good a friend not to... so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Linda REINING ('64) on your special day, January 9, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) Re: Ladies of '65 January 2017 Lunch The "Classy Ladies of '65" will be getting together this Friday at the :GWWay Sterling's Restaurant in Richland to celebrate the beginning of a New Year, catch up on recent news, and enjoy each others' company. If you're a Class of '65 Lady and want to join us, contact me so I can modify our head count! WHEN: Friday, January 13th, 2016 TIME: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM WHERE: Sterling's Restaurant, 890 GWWay, Richland If you have any questions, please contact me! -Pat DORISS Trimble ('65) ~ West Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >> From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: neighborhood I grew up on Torbett at the SE corner of Thayer. I remember mostly that block of Torbett: SHAW(Judy-65 and Jeri-73); across the street, several were in the other half of their B house over the years: CURD(Betty Sue-60 and Tom); next to them, when I was little Pete OVERDAHL-60RIP lived next to the them, next to us were the NOLAND(Bob-61 Jim-64RIP Larry-67RIP Andrea-71 Patrick-75); several others in and out of the next house the ones I recall most were CAMERON(Kathy-73 and Rick- 78); Early on the WALTMANs lived across the street as did the WILLIAMSONs, and while in high school the SEVIGNYs. I had friends who lived on Thayer around the corner. At one point too it seems CALLAN(Laura-66, Candy-69, and Mark-70) lived to the side of us on Thayer as did Becky RIGNEY-67 in the same house later on. We always had friends on McPherson, Marshall, and Mahan too and further down on Torbett, Richie Court, etc. I could probably think of more names but I'm basically thinking of my block and the close proximity to it. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where we got dumped on with snow once again ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* No Sandstorm ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* No Sandstorm ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/12/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers sent stuff: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Tuesday, 1/10/17: Norma CULVERHOUSE ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Tuesday, 1/10/17: Carl FRANKLIN ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Tuesday, 1/10/17: Cheryl DEMERS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Tuesday, 1/10/17: Gary BUSH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Tuesday, 1/10/17: Judy STEIN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Wednesday, 1/11/17: Jim RUSSELL ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Wednesday, 1/11/17: Kurt JOHNSON ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Wednesday, 1/11/17: Ken FORTUNE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Wednesday, 1/11/17: Len PARIS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Wednesday, 1/11/17: Barbara SMYTH ('73wb) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Wednesday, 1/11/17: Bob LYSHER ('81) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Wednesday, 1/11/17: Mark GERKEN ('02) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Annie PARKER ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Tom HUNT ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Earl BENNETT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Carolyn RIESE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Charles KNOEBER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Doug STRASSER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Tim CORREY ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today, 1/12/17: Roger McCOLLEY ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: 1/9/17 "Advisory" Sandstorm Thank you all for the countless inquiries and well wishes. I came home Wednesday evening (the 11th). Doctors feel they have the Cellulitis under control, but sent me home with two different antibiotics to take by mouth. Apparently some sort of allergic reaction to something and the allergist doc is working on that part of things... Many doctors on this problem starting with my Primary Care doc... add the allergist, two endocrinologists, and 2 (or more) dermatologists. I'm confident that this team will come up with some answers... soon. In the meantime, I'm back to doing the Sandstorm. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) Re: Article on Gen. Jim MATTIS ('68) This was published in Seattle Times a few days ago. I respect Alumni Sandstorm and the rule of not getting political, but this article really just mainly talks about how growing up in Richland formed him. Some quotes by another Bomber, Jim ALBAUGH ('68). Also has a photo of Bomb on floor in RHS. Seattle Times article. -Kelvin SOLDAT ('71) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/13/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill WENDLAND ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Luda STAMBAUGH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: David WILLIAMS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Pat RUANE ('75) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Sharon and Karen POLK ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Well, all is good in the Alumni Sandstorm world. Maren and her medical entourage seem to have things well in hand. As predicted, there was a "winter weather event" this past Tuesday. Here in Mount Angel the streets are clear as are most of the sidewalks. There is about an inch or so of snow on the ground which probably won't go away for a while as temps remain at or below freezing. Portland, according to media reports, got slammed big time. So much so that Seattle is sending snow removal equipment and crews to assist in clearing streets. That is, if they can get through the snow belt between Longview and Chehalis. There are more important things to write about. Such as it being the birthday of a Bomber I knew back when. At least I think I knew him. Don't remember him doing things that WATTS ('54) would record for posterity. I doubt if he knew the "Tooter" ('65), so no outrageous adventures in "good living" or neat cars to record there. What more can I add except the tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to fellow classmate Bill WENDLAND ('54) on his "day." Hope to see him around the next campfire. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where it is supposed to be cold and sunny through the weekend ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/14/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 Bombers and one NAB sent stuff: Margaret EHRIG ('61) David RIVERS ('65) Rita Seedorf (NAB) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Susan BAKER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jane ARMSTRONG ('66) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) Re: All Bomber Lunch Do you have cabin fever? Come to the All-Bomber Lunch this Saturday. It is not snowing. The fog has lifted. The sun is shining. The roads are beginning to be cleared. These are all good signs that we can gather at Sterling's on Queensgate for our regular monthly get together. WHEN: Saturday Jan 14, 2017 TIME: about noon WHERE: Sterling's, 2500 Queensgate -Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61) -Pat Dorris Trimble ('65) -Betty Avant ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: well? Has the snow stopped yet? I gotta say, I am rather pleased that I never did buy my folks' old house at Stevens and VanGiesen... not that I don't love Richland... I really do... but I'm too damned old to hookey-bob and I think there is little call for guys my age to cruise Zip's... perhaps my two greatest skills as a kid... I mean I'd haveta learn all new stuff... lawn bowling... horse shoes... and... oh please no... fishing... wonder what it would be like to go off the flume... no I don't wonder... I still remember that one pretty well... sooooooo... hang in there kids... this too shall pass... wait... now I could go to the Spudnut in the mornings and hang out with Katie SHEERAN ('61) and the divine Ms. HOFF ('64)... lemme think about this a little longer... Well it does appear that our own Jim MATTIS ('68) will be the next Secretary of Defense so Congrats!!!!!!! But what's really important today, is a Bomber-babe B-day... I am so happy to have become much better acquainted with this babe over the past few years... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Susan BAKER ('64) on your special day, January 14, 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rita Seedorf Re: "Letters From A Wary Watcher" I am not a graduate of Richland High School but have written an historical mystery ("Letters From A Wary Watcher") that takes place partly in Richland. To glimpse what it was like to live there I interviewed three graduates: Richard TEALS ('58) and John BRUNTLETT.('54) and Jean BRUNTLETT ('62). This color picture shows Jean and her mother in Richland around 1947. Notice the 14 miles per hour speed limit. For more images of Richland you might look at my Facebook page or that of "The Moira Edwards Walker Mysteries." -Rita Seedorf (NAB=Not A Bomber) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/15/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: David RIVERS ('65) Betti AVANT ('69) Brad WEAR ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron RICHARDS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Les TADLOCK ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Clif HOOVER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patty YARGER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mike FREEMAN ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Nancy SCHILDNECHT ('71) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: Roger FISHBACK ('62) & Sandy JONES ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY REMEMBERED Today: Wendy CARLBERG ('64-RIP) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: summer I guess it would have been the summer before 6th grade... everything was new to me... I would have just met her best friend ('65) by throwing a rock at "Whitey" in the middle of a family dinner... yeah that was interesting... I pretty much wouldn't have met anyone else yet... her friend and I would eventually make up and get introduced... since that time we have kept track of each other in some form or another till years later she moved back to Richland... people ask can boys and girls be just friends... I know from my experience the answer is a resounding "YES"!... there was never any serious flirty, though she has always been very flirt-worthy... oh wait... as I recall, she was voted "biggest flirt" our senior year... dang... silly me and that stupid boys and girls just being friends... oh well I ain't got no Delorean to take me back in time so I'll just live with my "yes"... .grumble grumble... and here we are so many years later (I think our tenth reunion may be around the corner... I should check)... and things remain pretty much the same... thick and thin and we are always in touch... .sooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Ronna Jo LYNCH ('65) on your special day, January 15, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a special Happy Anniversary to Roger FISHBACK ('62) and Sandy JONES ('65)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: All Bomber lunch Well 7 hearty souls along with a couple of NABs braved the snow and cold temps to attend the January All Bomber lunch at Sterlings on Queensgate. Those in attendance were; Betti AVANT ('69), Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) and spouse Lance HARTMAN ('60), Pat DORISS Trimble ('65), Lorin St.JOHN ('55) and daughter Kelly (NAB), Glen ROSE ('58) and spouse Carol ('62 Sunnyvale Hi, CA), and Margaret EHRIG Dunn ('61). I found out that Lance's mother was my first grade teacher at Jason Lee. It's a small world, isn't it? He said he doesn't like coming to these things as a lot people he doesn't know or recall but he's been Marie's chauffeur in the snow. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ from snowy Richland where I hope to get out again tomorrow and restock my pantry ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Brad WEAR ('71) Re: Birthdays Happy Birthday to a long time friend and a Bomber Babe I would have loved to have dated. Happy Birthday to Mike FREEMAN ('71) and Nancy SCHILDNECHT ('71) on your special day! Hope you have a good one. -Brad WEAR ('71) ~ in sunny, windy Pensacola, FL ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/16/17 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tom TRACY ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barry BYRON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Stephanie DAWSON ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Gary TELFER ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean SCHWINBERG ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rich SNIDER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue FOSTER ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lucinda BARR ('69) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/17/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Mike CLOWES ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Teresa HOLMES ('93) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) It was bad enough going two (count 'em 2) days without an Alumni Sandstorm, but we all knew about it. We were forewarned. But, yesterday, come on, people, surely there is something to say if only about the weather (southern Arizona and Hawaii excepted). I certainly hope you are not relying on a few to keep things going. Especially since it's not Iditarod season. [First Saturday in March will be here before we know it. -Maren] Here's a few things to think about: Will Tony Romo stay with the Cowboys? Was it a bad call that cost the Chief's the game? What happened to the Seahawks? and last, and possibly least, How about them Cubbies? -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the thawing has commenced, but now we (read Portland media) worry about flooding and landslides. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/18/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57), John BROWNE ('61) Carol CONVERSE ('64), Nancy MALLORY ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) Rick VALENTINE ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Missy KEENEY ('59) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy O'NEIL ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bob DeGRAW ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheila DAVIS ('71) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Connie MARSHALL ('74) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Eric HOLMES ('90) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Re: Birthday wish Jan 18th Happy birthday to my 3/4 century OLD sister Missy KEENEY ('59). May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!!!!! -Gus KEENEY ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: John Browne ('61) To Barbara Was listening to Thom Hartmann this morning (1/17/17) and listened to a Bomber named Barbara ('53) who made a TON of sense. She modestly said something about getting off the line so that he could move along, and he made a point to keep her talking. I just want to say "Thumbs up, Barb! I don't know you, personally, but I share your outlook about the issues you addressed. Thank you!" ^..^ -John Browne ('61) ~ from bucolic Vashon Island... a leftover gravel pile in Puget Sound, (courtesy of the most recent ice age glaciation) "Peace... the affordable alternative" ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: Weather in the Tri Cities When the snow got to be around 6-8 inches and people started complaining about it and saying that it was way too much, I would make the comment that it was common to have that much, if not more, when I was growing up in Richland. I remember it would stay around for a long time. Kind of like this winter, but not so cold, I don't think. I wasn't concerned about the temperature. I remember walking each day to Lewis and Clark. I don't remember going out to recess though. Did we go out while all the snow was on the ground? I went grocery shopping early today, as I was hearing about 1/2 an inch of ice to accumulate later on, plus more snow. It just started freezing rain when I left the store. Got home and told my husband to leave for Lowe's right now. He was in the middle of painting our accent wall in the guest bathroom and needed more paint. I decided yesterday, that I'm totally 100% over the snow. I love to look out the window while on the computer to see all the snow still though. Love watching the cars go by and wondering how many will get stuck. I just want to get out in the car and not have to worry about slipping and sliding. I'm thinking of starting some vegetables in the house to transplant this spring. Do you all think that'll make spring get here soon? -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where it's suppose to freeze rain today and just plain rain tomorrow. Hoping no floods occur in our neighborhood. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) Re: weather Ok -- temps here in Western Tennessee are spring like 70 the other day with 60s today. Mild and rainy all week. We'll see if we have more winter. It's been a roller coaster winter (temp wise) so far. On Grandparent duty today. Got two to school while their Dad has surgery this morning. Most likely will pick them up too. Sure enjoy my sandstorm, Maren! -Nancy MALLORY Johnson ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:David RIVERS ('65) Re: She sings bass time just rushes by and sometimes I feel as though it was only yesterday that we were all playing on the school grounds, riding bikes behind the DDT jeep and just being kids... then I look in the mirror and there is this guy staring back at me that reminds me a great deal of my Dad... well, I hope this hasn't changed and our B-day Bomber-babe is still singing bass! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Missy KEENEY ('59) ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY, January 18, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: RHS Coach Mike Hepper ~ 1/16/17 Tri-City Herald "Richland's Mike Hepper inducted into Cross Country Hall of Fame" "There was no fanfare and no cheering section for Mike Hepper when he was inducted into the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame on Friday in Tacoma. The former Richland High School teacher and cross country and track coach kept the honor quiet, then made the trek to Tacoma by himself, fearing the roads would not be safe for his family to attend." Re: Weather in Richland This winter seems to have brought more snow and very cold temperatures to Richland than we have had in probably ten years. Freezing rain is in the forecast through Wednesday night followed by rain through Sunday then back to snow for most of next week. No sign of a Chinook in the near future although it is supposed to be above freezing Thursday through Saturday! I am so looking forward to Spring! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick VALENTINE ('68) Re: First Spokane Bomber Lunch of 2017 WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2017 WHERE: The Hillside Inn Restaurant, 3001 N. Nevada St., North Spokane. TIMES:offee at 11:30 AM Lunch around 12:00 Noon. Come and join us for lunch... All Bombers, their families and friends are welcome... the more the merrier. (this is an all bclass gathering... all class years are welcome) Out of Towners welcome... See You There... Any Questions or need directions contact me... -Rick VALENTINE ('68) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/19/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5 Bombers sent stuff: Janet TYLER ('61), David RIVERS ('65) Cathy GEIER ('66), Rick MADDY ('67) Ken STALEY ('68) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sharon BROOKS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Donna BOWERS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jan LAWSON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jean ARMSTRONG ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dwayne WILSON ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Janet TYLER ('61) Re: More about the weather & the past The snow here in Tri-Cities is persistent this year! I moved back to this area in January 1992. It was shirt-sleeve weather. I remember standing out in our driveway talking to our home builder without a sweater even for about an hour at a time. Then a year or three later, we experienced snow from November to first week of March. The snow would melt intermittently and then within a day or two, it would snow again. Not just a little, it would end up in drifts on our deck. When I was growing up in the '50s, I don't remember much snow except on the Christmas that my sister and I got bicycles from Santa (? or his reciprocal). We lived on the corner of Cottonwood and Dupertail. There was no way our folks would let us go out riding around that corner! By the way, nowadays, when I drive over that direction, it doesn't seem like as much of a hill as it was all those years of growing up! Funny how that was. We rolled down that front yard & it seemed really steep! Our family moved into that home in fall of 1948. We drove over to look at our new home the week before moving in. The house was directly level with the house across the street. When we drove up to the house to move in on the following week-end, there had been a curving hill dug down between our houses facing each other. Gave a totally different look and feel to the neighborhood! That was a great location to grow up with the raw, open land from Cottonwood to the Yakima River. It was more than several years before any building took place to the south of us - what was then called the Bauer Day Houses. Oh, what fun we had. Sorry to be so long winded. -Janet TYLER ('61) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: life is too short Where oh where have so many kids gone... I was greatly overjoyed to be in the company of kids I had not seen since High School, at our 50 year reunion in 2015. There are several who I was very close to who still have not appeared... I find that terrifically sad... I feel growing up in Richland to have been a total privilege... it is hard for me to understand what made the experience so difficult as to overcome one's natural desire to at least see kids we played with in our younger days... those are the days of best friends and even better friends... for the most part they were the Wally and Beaver days, though I fully understand today what few of us knew then, that home lives for many were rather horrific... the lives together overcame so very much... I mean, listen up... when Gretchen GRIFFEN ('65 WB RIP) and I ended up at Jason Lee... she had been my off and on (poor choice sorry) girlfriend through grade school and I was very happy to have her in my new school... BUT we all went to see Auntie Mame (boys in one row girls in the next) early on in the year... now I still can't spell and never will learn... walking home throwing "cuts" at each other each kid tried to outdo the other... Gretchen yelled at me "You're a seven letter word that starts with B" paraphrasing the line from the movie... in my brilliance, I shot back "you're a four letter word that starts with H" and without missing a beat she said "It's a five letter word that starts with W"... ohhhhhh the humiliation... but I cowboyed up and continued to go to school and attend reunions even yearly ones for my class... even lots of them that were not my class... see... we can get through it... honestly, I do understand that it is unfortunate in many ways that our later school days are spent believing we are truly lower that whale sh*t... it's part of growing up... the first time my gang started talking about that one year up in a room at the DI, I was amazed... all those years I thought everyone else was happy as a clam! So I'd sure like to see those kids... including Dale ('65) so HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Donna BOWERS ('63) and Jean ARMSTRONG ('64) on your special day, January 19, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Cathy GEIER ('66) Hello Bombers! Hello Classmate from 1966! I sit in Seattle watching our beautiful rain fall! We got our rain back after chilling cold temps (not as bad as Richland, I know). Our ground was frozen since before 12/18! My most fun (?) experience this year was when my car doors were iced locked when I had to get to work! I climbed in the back of my Hatchback and over the seats to get in to go to substitute teach! Then I discovered I had to scrape the windows inside the car!! I still substitute teach in Seattle and love kindergarten and most elementary grades. I only go to a small group of schools as I have decided this past year to reduce distance and behavior challenged classes.. I am still working for CenturyLink Field to support our Seahawks and Sounders - pretty exhilarating job working with so many excited Seattle fans! Our reunion went by so fast! I am curious if there are any 1966 Bombers over here in Seattle who might like to get together sometime. I am at . I'll be back to visit when the snow has melted and Richland weather warms. -Cathy GEIER ('66) (Not using an umbrella) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rick MADDY ('67) Re: Moving to Tri-Cities I have read with great interest the posts in the SS the last year or more of those moving back to the Tri-Cities. I have had moving back to the Tri-Cities on my mind quite a bit of late. My son lives in Lynnwood. Daughter in Wenatchee. Granddaughter in Lewiston. I would be close enough for visiting at the drop of a hat. I would relish resuscitating the relationships of classmates still in town who I truly miss. Pick up where we left off and move on with the discussions of best walkers, new knees, hips, C6, C7, T1, L5, L6, S1, Dr. Atkins, war wounds, fading military tats and what they used to be, lasers, plastic surgeons, scopes and all the other great conversations just waiting for an empathetic ear. Retirement affords this. During Christmas I poked a sharp stick at the idea; leave Huntington Beach's 60s sunny winter days and cold 40s nights for the Fun & Sun of Richland-Kennewick-Pasco, buy a house near a sports bar, a tavern would work, take up water skiing, river walks, jack rabbit hunting at night on the hood of a car and throwing the carcasses all over the Zip's parking lot, rat hunting in the dumps, wild asparagus picking along the railroad tracks or Bateman Island, trout fishing in Wellsian pond, blasting music out of the 8 track at Quarry pond, Keggers in the desert, and live it out. And people say going back home is never the same! What do they know? I talked on the horn with a few old friends and family about this idea. Phil "Not That Phil Collins" COLLINS ('67) tells me he cannot live in the Tri-Cities anymore. His allergies just kill him - and have since we were in eighth grade. Fair enough and totally understandable. I enjoy visiting him and Lois at their Williams Lake property anyway. Ron HANSEN ('67) in the same Kennewick home for years told me he is so disabled he is wearing out the carpet just making it from his chair to the refrigerator for a cold one. Very sad hearing this from Ron 'Race' Hansen. One of the greatest fun crazy brothers I have ever known. We can rap for hours on the phone. My daughter, Heather (Wenatchee HS '88) sends me a photo of her windshield a couple days ago. Freezing rain. [There's a trick to making that ice go away -- somebody will help with this... I'm thinking a solution of rubbing alcohol and Dawn sprayed on the window. WAIT! Bombers will tell us the exact solution. -Maren] Lynnwood, Washington. I have lived in Lynnwood, Rainier, Bothell, Kelso, Toledo, Bremerton, Tenino, Port Orchard and Poulsbo over a period of twenty-five years running from myself, two divorces from the same woman and old haunts that cannot be outran. And that is just towns on the 'Westside'. Like my son, Benjamin, I know rain and not very fond of it in quantities beyond-beyond. Tim CURD ('67) sends me a Kennewick photo of his pooch sitting in snow not seen since '55? Fred 'Dinky' 'Dink' 'Fast Freddy' MORSE ('63) whom I have always called 'Fred' seems to never change. Ageless. Always a good word out of his mouth. I can stay for a day or a year at his Kennewick compound. A very special friend I have known since I was eleven years old when he answered the door at my neighbor's, Dick CHOATE ('63). "Dick, you know this kid?" Fred and I are looking eye to eye. They were gambling. Fred closed the door. I was twenty-four at Ron Hansen's mother's house when we met again. The sharks are fun, no matter what they say about them. I just drove through the Tri-Cities, twice, this past July. Hot and humid. Never recalled humidity like that as a kid. It wasn't Missouri, but... and like other comments I have seen, the place was unrecognizable until I could get to a place where I could see the river. Huntington Beach. I have been in this town for fifteen years this coming April 17. I live two blocks from the beach and five blocks from twenty-something bars where I sit and watch almost every great car made on the planet, every breed of dog and every style of bikini since the polka dot. I am here for the weather. Polka dots aren't that bad either. Now I am in the stage of wishy-washy. The move. Weighing good from bad. The good: the weather in HB. The bad: I am in my 68th year, single and probably will not be dating any sixty (60) year old women anytime soon. Just sayin. Nothing wrong with them, but IT (we all know IT) is all about me and my psychological health ... and, I am certainly not the catch of the day at any stretch of my imagination ... AND, waiting for The Big One (as in QUAKE). Jury is still out. See you in September for '67's 50 year.. -Rick MADDY ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: Good news! I have just been published in a new Wising Up Press anthology, "The Kindness of Strangers". The anthology is edited by Heather Tosteson and Charles D. Brockett. My contribution to KINDNESS is a short story... "Missing" concerning the lives of three family members who are stricken with Alzheimer's Disease. The narrator of the story offers to tend them, first her two aunts and later, her uncle, as all three slip away. This is the 30th story of mine to appear in various anthologies. This is the second time this particular story has been published. Description: The kindness of strangers... It isn't earned. It isn't a right. It cannot happen in the same way in the same place twice. It can change your life. Even if we sometimes can't remember it clearly in times of conflict or unmet need, we have all experienced the kindness of strangers, either in the giving or receiving, most often in both. In this collection, forty-eight contemporary writers explore through stories, memoir, and poetry how the kindness of strangers has informed and transformed their lives. They describe how we are often surprised into kindness; discover unexpected abilities and compatibilities, new identities, and inner freedom through it; how we retreat from it; act on it at times grudgingly; are saved by it in times of illness; and through its practice find ourselves, often without noticing, developing larger and more sustaining communities and an unanticipated sense of belonging. PURCHASE: Also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other Internet booksellers. -Ken STALEY ('68) ~ ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/20/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Dick PIERARD ('52) Mike CLOWES ('54) Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Don RAY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marlene MANESS ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack EVANS ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Audrey CHAMBERS ('74) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dick PIERARD ('52) Re: Maren's Neighborhood - See 1/6/17 Sandstorm entry from Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) You might want to consider myself (Dick-52 and Burt-59 PIERARD) in your list. We lived in the B-house at 1208 Thayer just across from the Pennywise Drug Store from 1945 to 1956 and fondly recall the rip-roaring flag football games we played on that vacant area/park you mentioned with the PILKEY brothers (Orrin-52 and Walter-54-RIP). and others. [Consider yourselves added. I remember going to your house one time with my dad when I was about 10, but don't remember you or Burt till many years later. -Maren] To: Missy KEENEY ('59) Glad to see you made it to the 3/4 century mark. I myself am approaching the 5/6 mark, next year. Sorry I couldn't deliver North Carolina for you. It's not like Washington around here. Actually. I am in an advanced state of denial right now. Happy birthday to y'all. -Dick PIERARD ('52) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Certainly have been some interesting entries lately. Forget the name, but my advice to the Bomber currently residing in Huntington Beach [That would be Rick MADDY ('67)]; stay there. It has been long enough and you've become Californized and might not fit in with living in the "Banana Belt". I've thought of moving back now and then, but the idea of wading through two feet of snow is not to my liking. Trouble enough with the two inches we had here. However, all that pales in comparison with the main event of the day, a Bomber Birthday. Hey, I knew the guy back then. May have even "interfaced" with him on an occasion or two. Chances are he'll wade through the snow and slush to Bob's for a burger and brew today. On the other hand, he may crash Marilynn's ['54 Gals] party at Applebee's. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Don RAY ('54). Lets keep on having them. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where the snow has been long gone and the sun peeks out of the clouds now and then. Weather guessers promise no (repeat no) temps at or below freezing for a while. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Weather All I know is I used to relate to the kid in the movie "A Christmas Story" who wanted a BB gun, because I wanted one and finally did get one for Christmas. Now I feel more like I relate to the old guy in "Home Alone" who was always shoveling snow. Re: Snow Days I have wondered for many, many years about snow days. I do not remember ever having a snow day, or even school starting late, all the way from 1st grade through four years of college, and I went to grade school in Athena, Oregon, and Jr. High, HS Freshman in Milton-Freewater, where average snowfall is 2 1/2 times more than in the Tri-Cities. Last year I went to the Athena Reunion (small town so they do their reunions three years at a time and invite everyone who was a member of those classes even if they did not actually graduate there (what we call WB) and after the 50 year reunion it was decided to have an informal reunion every year). I asked the question to the group if we ever did have snow days. One said, "It was a different time," so I guessed she didn't remember any either. Another mentioned those living in the country and I said yes, I do remember some living on farms being snowed in, but not the school being closed. One had been in school administration in Pendleton and told us that when weather was questionable different ones went out and drove their assign areas, then called the radio station if they needed to cancel school, each one having a code phrase so the station would know it was legit. Somehow those kids figured his code phrase and those kids got three extra snow days. -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ~ I see no good reason to act my age. ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/21/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Stephanie DAWSON ('60) Bill SCOTT ('64) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Claris VAN DUSEN ('48) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony DURAN ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judi WILSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Leona Mari ECKERT ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Janey ZWICKER ('71) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: Snow Days My first winter in Richland was 1949-1950. I was in Mrs. Scott's 2nd grade at Lewis and Clark. We had a blizzard so bad that they wouldn't let anyone leave the school. I think we were dismissed early, but every kid had to wait for their parents to come and pick them up. This was not easy, because most of the dads went to work at Hanford by bus (remember, the buses drove through the neighborhoods picking up or dropping off everyone for all three shifts). Most of the moms were at home with the one family car, but many of them did not drive, and certainly few of them drove in blizzards. Some kids had to wait a really long time for their family car to show up. It wasn't a problem for me because my parents worked all day at Dawson-Richards. I'm sure that no one was shopping and they must have closed the store early. I had never seen a blizzard before and I can still see it in my mind. I cannot imagine how our parents were able to see to drive in it. I don't remember what happened next, but I'm guessing that we were out of school for a day or two after that. -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bill SCOTT ('64) Re: Reunion attendance I can relate mightily to David RIVERS' ('65) pondering in the SS a couple of days ago as to why some people never take the time to attend their class reunions. This is an issue that vexes me every five years when I attend my own. I have been to every one since the tenth, despite for most of that time living over a thousand miles away. In high school, I was virtually invisible. We had the In Crowd and the Out Crowd. I was a charter member of the Out Crowd. Being very shy, I could count my friends on one hand with fingers left over. In high school, I was barely a blip on the radar screen. I came to my first reunion with no expectations that it would be any different there. And yet-what a shock I got. There was no more in crowd and out crowd; there were only Bombers. I found myself greeted warmly by people who barely knew I existed in high school. Over the years, I have strengthened old friendships and made memorable new ones. The reunions have been a tradition that have tied the years together for me, and reminded me of how special was the town of my birth, and the environment we shared. One of our '64 classmates even flew from her home in Brazil to attend a reunion. And yet there are others, some of whom were quite prominent and popular in our class, who still live in the Tri-Cities and yet do not make the effort to hop in the car and drive across town to celebrate with people whom they attended school with for, in some cases, twelve years. It clearly was not an issue of expense, or of inconvenience, or of time. It was a choice that was made, for reasons that mystify me. Me, I grew to treasure the reunions with the new friends I made, and the old friends I knew. It was as at a reunion, I told a classmate whose acquaintance was new to me, "I didn't know you in high school. But I wish I had." Wild horses cannot keep me from my reunions. I am always puzzled by those who could easily attend, but choose not to. Perhaps someone will enlighten me. See you at the 55 year reunion. -Bill SCOTT ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) Re: Our "Mad Dog" MATTIS ('68) approved... Retired Marine Corps General James MATTIS was approved as the new Secretary of Defense for President Donald Trump. Mattis' confirmation, the first action taken by senators after Trump was sworn in, passed by a 98-1 majority. -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/22/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Gus KEENEY ('57), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Dennis HAMMER ('64) David RIVERS ('65), Ken STALEY ('68) Betti AVANT ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Deedee WILLOX ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Helga BLANKINGSHIP ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tony RHEINSCHMIDT ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jim SCHODT ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Paul BOEHNING ('85) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sarah AVANT ('94) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gus KEENEY ('57) Congratulations, Mister Secretary ('68). Semper Fi -Gus KEENEY ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) I have one winter imbedded in my memory of a really bad snow storm and blizzard and the thaw that followed. It was January 1950 and we were living on what is now Ruppert Road outside of what is now West Richland. We were the only family in that isolated area and my father had used a drag to create a road about a mile up from the Yakima River across the railroad track to our developing farm. The blizzard hit us hard and Daddy pulled our mattresses out onto the floor in the room with the fireplace which also held our wood/coal burning stove. We had no electricity as the power company was to build the lines to our place a year later. (Yes, I learned to read using the light from a coal oil lantern.) The cold seemed to last forever and I'm sure we drove our parents nuts. There were six of us in that small house - Daddy, Momma, me (almost 5), Gene '65 (3), Joanne '66 (almost 2) and John '67 (5 months). When the snow stopped it was bitterly cold for some time, but finally a Chinook wind started to blow. The melting was fast and water was creating mud everywhere. Daddy thought he would venture out about 3 miles to a neighboring farm down on the Yakima river to get milk from them and onto Benton City to get some much needed supplies. He came back later walking with some of the supplies he could carry. The car had become stuck in the mud just across the railroad tracks on our side about a half mile away from the house. Since it was now getting dark he would wait until the next morning to take the tractor down to pull the car out. The next morning was my 5th birthday and the sun was shining, a lot of the snow had melted and I had a present sitting on my chair at the table (I don't remember what it was). After breakfast Daddy left on the tractor. A short time later he came back and was furious! The tractor had gotten stuck in the mud, too. I had never seen Daddy lose his temper, but he used words I had never heard before and made Momma cry. Daddy walked down to our neighbor and he and his farm workers came up and helped get the tractor and car dug out of the mud. Momma baked a cake and after dinner we had a party for me. It was certainly an eventful day and over the years we all would laugh about that adventurous day! The next year, the county graveled the road and the railroad built a crossing so the school bus could come pick me up for my first year of school. The county commissioner (another Yakima river neighbor) didn't want me (at 6) to walk over the mile to the bus stop which was by our mailbox down on the River road. I attended school in Benton City (my future mother-in-law was my first teacher) until 8th grade when we moved into Richland. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in slightly improving Richland temperatures (I'm sore from helping Lance ('60) chip the ice from the sidewalks and driveway over the past 2 days ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) To: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) Re: Maybe the same winter you talked about - I was 5 or 6 1205 Perkins to Spalding is 4 or 5 blocks. In those days girls "had" to wear dresses to school -- no pants allowed. I walked to school. I remember the little red boots I wore... the snow was BARELY higher than the tops of my boots. As I walked thru the snow, the tops of my little red boots got wet and began to chafe my bare legs... I can still see the red chafing on my legs caused just by walking... that's all I remember. Bomber cheers, -Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64) ~ Gretna, LA - 71 at midnight ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Dennis HAMMER ('64) Re: Snow of Winters Past Watching KNDU ch 25 news yesterday they showed some pictures of winter in the past from a facebook page "Vintage Tri- Cities." I did not know there was such a thing, you all probably know of it, but I am probably one of the very few bipods on the planet who is not on facebook. I did however look up the site because some pictures looked very familiar to me. One is of snow piled up in the middle of the street because they had no place to put it, and another of flooded streets at Lee and Gillespie. The first quarter of CBC I car pooled with Richard MERKER ('62), Gary BEHYMER ('64), Jack ANICETTI ("64), Dan HOOPER ("64-RIP), and maybe someone else. Coming home one day there had been a lot of snow and it was melting fast. It just about has to be about the time these two pictures (both labeled Dec 1964) were taken. Dan was driving his white Plymouth Valiant and I know we drove through that flooded area in the first picture, although I don't believe the water was that deep, but then I think I was in the back seat and maybe couldn't see as well. Dan said he thought he got his wiring wet and was having trouble keeping the car going. The second photo I found out was actually taken in Kennewick, when I saw it on TV thought it was corner of Lee and GWWay. It looked like that in Richland as they also had snow piled up in the center of GWWay. Anyway, we got in the intersection there and the car died, then we heard a siren coming. We got out and pushed it out of the intersection before an ambulance went by. Don't remember taking distributor apart to dry it out or anything, think just managed to get it started again and made it rest of the way home. Re: TV Mentioned TV and I was just wondering; Is it still OK to call television a "BoobTube" as they no longer have tubes? -Dennis HAMMER ('64) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: looooooooooooooooong day It's been one of those long days and I'm hungry and tired but there is no way I'm not gonna wish one a my favorite Bomber- babes an HB... I'll do gooder a nuther time so please forgive me and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Helga BLANKINGSHIP ('66) on your special day, January 22, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken STALEY ('68) Re: General Jim ('68) I suspect of all potential Cabinet appointees.. his will be the smoothest. He sailed through: 99-1. The ONE negative vote was from a Senator distressed at having to amend the 7 year separation rule. Potential Cabinet members are required to submit an ethics form - a rather lengthy questionnaire cobbled together by the Senate... it's been in use for some time. Those nominees are also required to submit a 'financials' statement as well. Not only where their money is, how much of it they have, but how they plan to divest themselves to eliminate any conflict of interests should they be appointed. General MATTIS is the only appointee to have completed both forms... two days before he met with the Senate Committee. As of today, he's still the only one who has completed the forms. -Ken STALEY ('68) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Betti AVANT ('69) Re: snow then ice Last week I had a doctor's appointment but was snowed into my garage. My neighbors offered to take me to it which I appreciated. They asked if I needed to do anything else while out and I said I need to stop by the ATM which they did for me, also. I had talked with the landlord the evening before I told him I needed to get out by the weekend as I had errands to run and he was shoveling the snow from my driveway when I got home. Earlier this week it rained and of course froze so now my driveway was an ice rink that I couldn't even negotiate in my boots.. Today my neighbor's son-in-law was putting on ice melt and chipping ice from her driveway, she told me it measured 3/4" thick. He did come over to my place and put down some ice melt and at least chipped away a path so I could get down my driveway so I could check my mail. It looked like it was at least an inch thick but I didn't measure it. The next several days are supposed to be dry but not above freezing even during the day. At least the streets aren't bad so I did get to the grocery store. The landlord - or someone hired by him - is supposed to keep the walk clear of snow and ice but they haven't done too well so far. I know this isn't related to Bomber goings on but it explains why those of us still in the Tri-Cities hate winter already. -Betti AVANT ('69) ~ Richland where at least the sun is trying to shine ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/23/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Marie RUPPERT ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Billie LAWELL ('55) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ann McCUE ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Cherrie TEMPERO ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Frank STRATTON ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ted SMITH ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Debra HARDING ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Matt HASKINS ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) To: Maren SMYTH ('63 & '64), Re: Girls freezing legs When I was in 6th grade (1955-'56) we had to move in to Richland for the winter as my mother was pregnant with my baby sister, Rainy (NAB). This was to be child #6 and her doctors didn't want her isolated on the farm. As both Daddy and Momma were employed at Hanford we qualified for housing in Richland. We moved into a 3 bedroom prefab on Davenport St. backed up to Lewis & Clark sometime in December. Daddy would go out to the farm after work to check on things and we often spent the weekends there if the weather cooperated. One bitterly cold morning my sister, Joanne ('66-RIP) and I dressed as we usually had for school in Benton City. There we girls were allowed to wear long pants to school. Each year Momma would buy us corduroy pants lined with flannel to wear in cold weather. So, we dressed for the weather, put on our boots, hats, mittens, and warm coats and made the trudge across the snow to school. When we walked in, our teachers sent each of us to the office. We were clueless as to why. The principal, Mr. Clarkson I believe, told us we had to go home and take off the pants and put on skirts. Crying most of the way back we arrived to find Daddy home from work to take Momma to a doctor's appointment. He walked us back to school, still dressed in the pants and confronted Mr. Clarkson in his office. Joanne and I waited outside of the office while they had a talk. We were called in and told that an exception would be made for us. We could wear the pants to school under a skirt and remove them when inside the school. We could put them on for recess, but had to take them off when inside. My baby sister was born January 14, 1956, and six weeks later we moved back to the farm. I was never so glad to be out of Richland! It was hard to fit in with the kids at Lewis and Clark - probably is one reason I've always been a bit of a rebel. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Thank you, Mr. Ruppert, for helping get that rule changed for ALL little girls with frozen legs! -Maren] ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/24/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Karen COLE ('55), Floyd MELTON ('57) Helen CROSS ('62), Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Carol CONVERSE ('64) Mike HOGAN ('70) & Lori SIMPSON ('70) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Edith McLENEGAN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Judy LEY ('67) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Karen COLE Correll ('55) Re: Birthday of Billie LAWELL ('55) Happy birthday yesterday, Billie. I hope it was a great one. Thank you to you and Sharon ('55) for all you do for our class of '55. -Karen COLE Correll ('55) ~ 9 Mile Falls, WA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Floyd MELTON ('57) Re: Winter boots A while back one of the Bomber ladies talked about getting her legs chapped from her pink boots; [That was me, Floyd, and the little boots were red. I was pretty little, so I'm thinking Kindergarten. -Maren] I had forgotten all about those experiences but I had those black boots with the buckles and I know that my pants were tucked inside but the back of my legs would get raw from wearing the boots. Now how would that happen; I have no idea but they did. I remember in the winter of '49/'50 when I was in the 5th grade we had an awesome blizzard in Richland, I and Daryl JOHNS ('57) were in Jefferson at the time and they would not let us go home unless our parents picked us up. Well my mom worked and Daryl's did not drive so we disappeared out the back somehow and walked home having a blast but then there was a police officer yelling at us through a megaphone on the vehicle, picked us up an took us home which was only a block away. At home we went in the front door and out the back to play in the blizzard, it was a blast. Next morning guess where we ended up, yep, Mr. Lind's the principal's office. Daryl and I spent a number of mornings in his office for one offense or another; of course we were not guilty of any of them. HA. -Floyd MELTON ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) I couldn't help commenting on the bare legs issue for us little girls in elementary school in Richland. I started Spalding in '49 going to afternoon kindergarten where Miss Stewart was my teacher, I believe. I think I wore snow pants to school with boots which I took off before class, and put on and off for recess. I don't remember what grade I was in, maybe 3rd, but I remember walking home, and getting attacked by flying sand in a Sandstorm. it hurt our legs so much, we tucked our legs up under our dresses, laying in someone's yard, until we could brave it enough to go on home. I don't remember any injuries to my legs from the sand, but I did get a scratch on my eye from sand, and our doctor came to the house to look at it and prescribed a salve which really helped. I just want to wish a late Happy Birthday to fellow '62 grads, Sharon BROOKS [on 1/19], and Jack ANS [on 1/20]... hope to see both of you at our reunion this August!! -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where it got up in the 60s yesterday. Going back down, but 60 in the middle of January isn't bad. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Pete BEAULIEU ('62) Re: Richland Snowjobs Regarding the 1949-'50 blizzard in Richland... do I also remember a great blizzard of 1947-'48, and a good snow in 1950-'51? The first would have preceded the famous, regional melt water flood of June 1948 when (even before the McNary Dam reservoir pool) the Columbia inundated Howard Amon Park up to the base of George Washington Way. I also wonder about 1950-'51. I was in first grade in the original Lewis & Clark grade school and recall the special recess rule to stay away from the building. The high classroom ceilings and outside eaves produced icicles five and six feet long, and they began falling like jousting swords to the sidewalks below. And not far to the east of the school front entrance, across the parking strip, was a vintage old Richland church. The championship icicle of all time could be seen there and reached all the way to the ground. In a later grade school class I recall that during one of the blizzard years a father had come to the school to walk his boy home. In the field between the school and the original Richland High School to the south they lost their way in the whiteout. We were cautioned that they sat down for a rest and were not found until the next day. They never woke up. Meandering a bit, that prize column of ice on the local church came to my mind during the winter of 1967-'68. By this time I was at Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport Rhode Island. The coldest winter there in thirty years, it was said. Parts of Narragansett Bay were freezing over. The wind chill temperature up north on Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) dropped to 100 degrees below zero. Bundled up we marched in formation daily on black ice from one barrack to the next, squinty-eyed with towels wrapped around our heads. Alongside one barrack we marveled at a cone of ice some eight feet across at the very base and narrowing up to a point near the top of the second floor window. Picture that... A great mystery, since this was on a daily route and seemed to appear overnight. A week or two later the thaw began and finally revealed a clue-a tiny hole (0.22 caliber?) in the middle of the top window, and a few inches inside could be seen an overhead steam heating pipe. The guess was that the pipe leaked a narrow beam of steam or maybe a jet of water that froze almost instantly and then stacked up into a giant stalagmite. Do the math for a cone 15 feet high (H) and 8 feet in diameter (D or 2R) at the base (1/3 Pi x [R x R] x H) and we get up to 250 cubic feet of ice or 2,000 gallons of instantly solidified heating water. The base hung around for months until early spring, just like the Columbia River flood waters in 1948. -Pete BEAULIEU ('62) ~ in more-or-less sunny Shoreline, WA in view of the spectacular, snow covered Olympics and Cascades. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) Re: school clothes I remember always wearing pants under my dresses to school in grade school. Would take them off while inside and put them back on during recess. Seems to me, I might be wrong, but the dress code didn't change until the year after I graduated. I remember feeling pretty bummed out over that. -Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick where it is still snowy and dicy. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mike HOGAN ('70) & Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) Re: Just passing this on... >>From: Rick REIL ('70) as seen on Facebook To: ALL Richland Bombers If any of you know Jim MATTIS ('68) then you know he is a single guy. His mom still lives in Richland and he's been here a great deal of the time since retiring a few years ago. Jim grew up in my neighborhood on Turner Street just off of Wright. Jim is the new Secretary of Defense and will most likely be sending most of his time in the D.C. area. I was thinking that no matter how important you are that it's nice to have the support of family. Since Jim never had a family how about if those of us who know him put together a "care" package to let him know he's more than just a general and cabinet member to us. He's a neighbor, a schoolmate, a friend, and a fellow Bomber. He's a product of our community and he could use the support that only those of us who know him can provide. So, I propose this: If you have any photos of Jim growing up, or of Richland in the '50s and '60s (big pool, Jason Lee, Chief Jo, Col-Hi, the Uptown, etc.) or if you have any memories that you can share, or words of encouragement get them to me. Scan the photos and send them as jpgs. Send your memories as Word documents. I will print them and put together a package and see that he gets it. Hopefully some of us can give it to him personally when he comes to town. If not I have some connections (my brother-in-law was Under Secretary of Defense), and I'll make sure Jim gets it. Please get what you have to me by March 1st. If any of you want to help with this PM me or email me at -Mike HOGAN ('70) & Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/25/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Mike CLOWES ('54), Connie MADRON ('60) Stephanie DAWSON ('60), Marie RUPPERT ('63) Linda REINING ('64), Linda FASTABEND ('77) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sue FARLEY ('54) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jack ARMSTRONG ('60) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Scott FULCHER ('81) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) To: Mike HOGAN ('70) & Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) What a wonderful idea you and your wife have for "our" Secretary MATTIS ('68). I wish I knew him just because he seems like such a fantastic Bomber. I hope this project gets tremendous support. All of Richland, even non-Bombers are proud to say "he is one of ours". Re: Another MATTIS story Prior to Senate confirmation and being sworn into office, someone asked Rob O'Neill (the man who killed Bin Laden) about what he thought about General MATTIS being considered for Secretary of Defense,and Rob said "General MATTIS has a bear rug in his home.. but it is not dead... it is just afraid to move. -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) Re: Snow in the late '40s In my teens, I recall those snow covered streets, slow driving cars, slow enough so you could catch a rear car bumper and take a ski ride on your shoes/boots for a block or two. I think we called it "hookie bobbin'", but not sure. Someone with a better memory will tell us. A little dangerous but lots of fun. -Richard "Dick" ROBERTS ('49) ~ in Grover Beach, CA after several days of much needed rain, now expecting several days of sunshine. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) A point of idle curiosity, have you noticed the increased amount of daylight lately? Seems that the time between sunrise and sunset is increasing; although sunrise is still at a civilized time. Enough fol-de-rol; time for more important things like the celebration of a Bomber Babe's birthday. I am not sure I knew her when; but we do have the distinction of graduating the same year. Coincidence? I think not, just one of those things about being born within the time frame for starting school. But, what do I know. A tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" is for Sue FARLEY ('54) on the occasion of her 22nd, which makes her more than eligible to have an adult beverage of her choice at any adult watering hole close by. I hope her all the best and trust she will have more birthdays in the future (kinda hard to have more in past though). -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are thinking sunny and dry through Monday, although cold overnight. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Connie MADRON Hall ('60) Re: Winter at Home John ('60) and I left Richland in 1962. We came home off and on to see it again and to visit our parents, who are now long gone. When I think of winter at what is still "home," no matter how long I have been gone, I am lying in bed in the little bedroom of our Ranch house on Chestnut Street. We had a street light out front and the snow was coming down, glowing, until I fell asleep. A beautiful remembrance of a beautiful time in my life. -Connie MADRON Hall ('60) ~ Nipomo, CA ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) Re: River Flood Pete BEAULIEU ('62) mentioned the Columbia River flooding in 1948. He said that the river went all the way to GWWay. That was the year before we moved to Richland, and we lived in Vancouver. There was a residential area in the floodplain of the river called Vanport (for Vancouver and Portland). I think it was primarily low-income housing and may have developed either during or after WWII for returning soldiers and others. The flood covered the houses almost entirely. We have pictures of it somewhere. My dad was among those deputized to patrol the flooded area of Vanport in rowboats to keep out looters. He kept the pistol from that adventure for many years. We knew that it was hidden in mom's hatbox on the shelf above the bedroom closet (kids know everything), but we just climbed up to that shelf and looked at it from time to time and never touched it. It was our little secret from our parents. The spectacular thing about that flood was that it also went up high on the Jantzen Knitting Mills building. On top of the building was a large sign of a woman in a swim suit and bathing cap diving into the building. For years it was the Jantzen logo for swim suits. During the height of the flood she looked like she was diving into the flood waters. It was a pretty cool image! I remember that the Columbia flooded several springtimes after we moved to Richland. The road through Columbia Park was the main route between Richland and Kennewick (didn't we call it the River Road?). Whenever the river flooded over the road in the spring, our parents had to drive way out of the way to get south of Richland and drive over the hills to south Kennewick and then turn north to get to downtown Kennewick or to Pasco. I'm sure that the detour took a lot of time for drivers, but we kids thought it was cool to see all the flooding. That was before they built the present highway 240 (Columbia Drive). And now you know why the dike was built along the river! -Stephanie DAWSON Janicek ('60) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) If you want to see a really great movie go see "Hidden Figures". Lance ('60) and I went to see it this afternoon. I happen to be reading the book and it goes into the background of the women depicted in detail, unlike the movie that only covers the end result. That said, it is still a very compelling movie and very well done. -Marie RUPPERT Hartman ('63) ~ in still snowy, but slowly melting Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda REINING ('64) Re: Snow Memories I remember wearing snow pants underneath my dresses and/or skirts all through grade school and also wearing rubber boots... my shoes were always getting stuck in the boots when I'd remove them... we weren't allowed to leave our "snow suits" on during class. I do remember we NEVER wore them during junior high or high school... would just wear nylons... guess we figured that kept our legs warmer. I don't remember wearing snow boots in either junior high or high school... wore tennis shoes 90% of the time... "Keds" come to mind... and we'd slip and slide, mostly on purpose, on the icy sidewalks. Fun times. Always wished we would have been able to wear jeans, during the Winters but the dress code wasn't changed till years after I graduated. I also remember the sand storms and the sand stinging our bare legs. And there were times when we'd walk backwards, to keep it out of our eyes. -Linda REINING ('64) ~ we are still having snow and freezing temperatures and they are saying we will have this weather til March! We had snow all day yesterday, Figure we got another 2"-5" depending on what part of the Boise area you live in... we got 3" in Kuna, ID (about 15 miles West of Boise). ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Linda FASTABEND ('77) Re: Richland High School Friends of Jim MATTIS ('68) To: Mike HOGAN ('70) & Lori SIMPSON Hogan ('70) That is a great idea for him! I don't know the guy personally, but I hold a lot of high hopes for his expertise and leadership as Secretary of Defense for our country. It is so cool to know he is a home-town guy and fellow Bomber Alumni. -Linda FASTABEND ('77) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/26/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3 Bombers sent stuff: Jim WATTS ('54) Larry MATTINGLY ('60) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Doris VAN REENEN ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ron HOGLEN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kerry FORSYTHE ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Twins: Greg and Sharon MARKEL ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ben JACOBS ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robert MILLER ('96) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim WATTS ('54) Re: Hookie Bobbin Dick ROBERTS ('49) mentioning hookie bobbin brought back old memories for me. One time my buddies, Richard STEEL ('53) and Jim CLANCY ('52) decided to try and do a record hookie bobbin run by grabbing on to the bumper of one of the free buses that prowled the Richland streets. My brother Bob ('52) had bought a pair of wolf skin mittens with lamb wool lining. I don't know where he got them, but I know they were really expensive and when ever he wasn't around he hid them from me and my brother Dave ('56-RIP). I had discovered his hidey hole a long time ago and kept it secret from my brother Dave so it wouldn't get over used. I decided that they would be just the thing for the record run try. We got together and hung around the bus stop until a bus came and then we'd jump on the bumper and ride it as far as we could. The guy on the right side of the bumper would hang out along the side and he would be responsible for watching out for dry patches. We rode a few buses but some of the streets had been cleared so there were too many dry patches. We finally gave up on the record try and found some streets where the snow covered everything. When the car stopped we would jump out of our cover and grab the bumper and off we'd go. In those days the bumpers were good chrome covered steel and open. We grabbed a bumper on Swift Avenue and took off. Jim CLANCY was on the right side of the bumper and he gave us the signal that a dry patch was coming up. He let go and STEEL let go and when I let go my hands came out of the expensive mittens and they stayed on the bumper. I tried to run them down but it was no use. Some lucky guy found some very expensive mittens on the back of his bumper. I kept it quiet from Bob and denied ever knowing what happened to his wolf skin gloves. Unfortunately, Richard STEELE ('53) told his brother Don ('52) who ran around with my brother Bob ('52) and I got my just reward after Don ratted me out. -Jim WATTS ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Larry MATTINGLY ('60) Re: Personal Security With my Consulting company I find myself traveling more thAn usual. Most trips are 1-2 days. As happens with many business travelers now days I am more careful with personal security. I periodically get tips and security information from some of the agencies and clients I work with. Much of the info I get is how to avoid trouble to begin with. The latest I will share as it makes some sense. "If you are going downtown at night, park at a bank. They are usually well lit and most have cameras." At SeaTac I park at a cheap off site lot and they drop me at the door and pick me upon my return. Last trip I noticed the lady driver had a side arm. She said she has never had to draw it but when the creeps see she has it they turn around and walk away. I have a Concealed Pistol License (CPL) but taking a gun flying on a business trip is more trouble then it is worth. Many states will not accept outside CPLs and you risk loosing your weapon. Driving in WA OR, ID or MT, I sometimes have it in the center compartment. One night in Snoqualmie pass a few months ago a trucker hit a large elk in the hindquarters. It was dragging itself around screaming in pain. I stopped and put it down with one shot from my 357Sig. Several drivers stopped and helped me drag it out of the traffic lane. A State Trouper stopped to see what was going on. He said "Thanks for doing the right thing". I heard recently that WA Game Law has changed. You can now salvage the meat from an accident. Always before you had to leave it. -J. Larry MATTINGLY ('60), Pyro Consultants, LLC ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: A little song a little dance a little Seltzer down your pants... RIP Mary Tyler Moore. I would also like to mention that Denny JOHNSON ('62wb) has been hospitalized and it appears that he may be doing some better though I am getting this second hand from a cousin... he was suffering from a very bad infection... Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) said he would call Denny's wife so perhaps I'll have more info soon... It has been great fun to read the entries on peoples' memories on their old neighborhoods... now that's Bomberville at its best... we really are a special breed... very special... today I gotta couple of Bomber-babes... one of which is a "foreign" babe that finally made it back home for our 50 year reunion... so I'd say we gotta very special day going today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sharon MARKEL ('65) and a special redhead I will always miss, Treva BOLIN ('65-RIP) on your special day, January 25, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) PS I am still working feverishly to recall one of the birthdays for tomorrow... I have sifted through my cheat sheets and old yellow stickers and am beginning to get worried about being thrown in the River this summer... I'll keep looking... Billy Bob... Norma Jean, Lulla Bell... oh poop... film at eleven! ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/27/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 7 Bombers sent stuff: Bob JOHNSON ('54), Mike CLOWES ('54) Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56), Helen CROSS ('62) Jim HAMILTON ('63), Joe FORD ('63) David RIVERS ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill HIGHTOWER ('49) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty CONNER ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Lou WATKINS ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Laura PARKER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Rob TURPING ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg POYNOR ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kay SCHAFER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Greg GRADY ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Norm ENGLUND ('67) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darcy FORSYTHE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Darwin PERKINS ('69) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob JOHNSON ('54) Responding to the Watts glove saga: Jim - your stories on yourself are hilarious and reveal a perfect capacity to survive in spite of a propensity for placing yourself at risk. Keep 'em coming. Awesome! Bring back the one about hopping a freight car in Pasco for a ride over the Columbia... -Bob JOHNSON ('54) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) Re: Vanport Vanport was built in an unincorporated chunk of land just north of Portland. Kaiser shipyards had it built for their workers as housing was scarce in both Portland and Vancouver. It was a complete city with all services including a shopping area. After the flood of '48, due to a break in the fill that carried Union Pacific Railroad tracks, the land was annexed to Portland and became the Delta Park area. Re: Mary Tyler Moore, although not a Bomber, will be sorely missed by many. Re: Thunder I don't want to steal the Junior Gyrene's ('65) thunder, but I'm going to sneak in a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" to Bomber Babe Mary Lou Watkins ('63). To the best of my knowledge, I've never met the young lady except in these pages, and an occasional e-mail. None the less, one of these days, ML, you will reach the magic age of 21 and thus permitted to enter adult watering holes without fear of being thrown out for being under age. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where weather guessers are claiming the start of February may be wet. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) Re: Hookie bobbin To: Jim WATTS ('54) I learned about hookie bobbin in Richland with Dave and I carried it with me when I moved back to Boston. I remember travelling around Scituate holding on to bumpers of cars. They had never seen anyone do that before. I know the back of my legs and butt getting soaking wet after so many trips. -Frank DeVINCENTIS ('56) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) First, Happy Birthday to a nice guy in my class, Ron HOGLEN, ('62) and a Happy Birthday to Greg MARKEL ('65); Greg, I thought I knew you fairly well, but I never knew you were a twin, guess, as the oft times driver for you and Roy, my brother, CROSS ('65), I didn't know you very well after all... I enjoy reading about all the antics of growing up in Richland, have marveled at Pete BEAULIEU's ('62) memory and fantastic way with words. Don't have much to add today, except so far we have avoided more snow and extreme cold back here in Hope, IN within an hour of Indianapolis, our big city, while it sounds like Richland and the entire west coast has taken a beating from the weather this year. -Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN where we are following our local school's basketball team in hopes that they make it to the sectionals and afterwards, the state play-offs. Funny thing, I don't get headaches from yelling during the games like when I was at Col. High and WSU. I guess I've learned not to yell so hard.....maybe.... Maren, just remembered I still need to get my check in the mail to you. Sorry, I had some medical appts. to take care of last week and met the mother of the mother of my granddaughter to be due next month... Also, just read on FB that Dan FINCH (also of the class of l962) had a new grandson last week, I believe. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Jim HAMILTON ('63) Today's birthday girl has been a favorite of mine for a long, long time. While one might say that she is "Larger Than Life", she is still the same shy, humble and easily entertained person that I met on the ski bus back in probably 1959, and if you don't believe me you can just ask her yourself. She has an amazing grasp of mature humor as she always laughed at my rubber cement sneezes in Tom Knudsen's art classes, when their subtlety was lost on everyone else. I've said before that she truly put the "fizz" in fuzzy sweaters and if I take off my glasses and squint a little still reminds me of Sandra Dee and Tuesday Weld. I've always "looked up to her" and while she doesn't yet have a star on the Uptown sidewalk, she has earned this statuary in Palm Springs. -jimbeaux -Jim HAMILTON ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Joe FORD ('63) Re: Another snow story Hello Fellow Richlanders After checking in on the SS this morning, I'm moved to offer my own snow story. My wife Mary and I are on a ski trip in NW Colorado, having been down here almost annually since 1993. Here's some current conditions you all might enjoy, coming to you from Routt County, about 20 miles north of Steamboat Springs. This morning at 7:45 am, the outside temp was -4 Fahrenheit, and it was snowing. At that temp, the snow is like finely- sifted flour. We have a bit more than 3 feet of very dry snow on the ground here. We're going nowhere until it warms up a bit. Yesterday, we invoked our old house 15 rule: Don't leave the house until the temp is 15 degrees or higher. When the thermometer broke 15, we drove our trusty Subaru from our rental cabin at 7200 feet up to our favorite trail head at 8500, got out of the car and put on the skis and started up this huge tilted meadow, hugging the treeline along the south side to stay out of the wind. The car thermometer said 8 when we left, and I believe it. We took turns breaking trail in 8" of super light new snow, turned back into the trees after about a half mile, and skied this beautiful untracked powder up and down on an old miners trail. Even with two of everything (long johns, gloves, heavy wool socks, wool base layer) and covered up with shell garments, we were cold. And alone. The locals know better than to go out in these conditions. We lasted about 2 hours and called it good. Had some nice smooth glides back to the car in our own tracks. Two hard guys (real outdoors young gents, with California plates on a Toyota bush wagon pickup) had come in behind us and then split to the south to telemark ski the steep faces on the unwooded side of the ridge. The area screams avalanche to me, but 40 years ago, I might have wanted to tag along. On Saturday, I predict the young Steamboat guns will be up here getting in their "Telly" turns. At 10:00 am, it had warmed up to 7 degrees, and Mary was suiting up. She's a tiger. Today is our last ski day here, after nearly two weeks. We're mooching some Wi-Fi time right now at the nearby rural general store to handle email and business. We're headed NW for a few days skiing in the Methow Valley [WA] on our way home to Olympia. Looking forward to spring cycling in Thurston County. Retirement is good. Warm wishes to all! -Joe FORD ('63) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: We're almost grown I guess the big change started with not being invited back for the 6th grade at Spalding. My dad was not pleased with me and made his feelings known in no uncertain terms, but I've told that one before and it doesn't fit the spirit of this post. Off we moved to 1002 Van Giesen at the corner of Stevens. It looked like any other place in Richland... my church on one corner, park on another and a house which would soon have a giant picture window in it... "F" House like ours... my dad would have big windows with tiny panes in each and the basement dug right away. I would soon learn, that the house with the picture window was one full of girls, girls, girls... just like Cornel Gunter (NAB) and the Coasters would sing about! Elvis would give it a big portrayal in his movie and his version of the song. Of course, one of the b-day Bomber- babes would reside in the picture window house! That house would be directly east of mine. Gene Pitney would describe it in a song called "Mecca"! Things were looking up! My friend Brian JOHNSON ('65) would also move to Johnston street, a wonderful thing for me! That produced even more girls, including another one of the Bomber-b-day girls for today. Now I missed my old gang from Spalding, but hey... Jason Lee was a great place to be and I enjoyed making new friends including, in a few months a brother and sister team which though they would only live in Richland for 4 years, would become total Bombers... he would attend almost every Bomber function unless he was in Alaska fishing! The summer before 7th grade was spent in the basement of the Picture window house... no further discussion required... we were honing our skills for the teen-age years... There were other activities, including Terry DAVIS ('65) and me bleaching our hair bright red (tho I had not thought of it till now, I think the b-day dude joined us in that activity)! Then came the big day... Chief Jo! OK so if being a Bomber is the Big League, Chief Jo was at least the minors... kids from half the town were there... oh yeah... I'm gonna dig this! The highlight of Chief Jo for me was noon dancing, the school store and sock hops. It was clear that while my scholarship would suffer greatly, my social life was gonna go through the roof... lotsa trips were made to Brian's house... as I would walk down Johnston I always wondered why I hummed "Cut across Shorty"... along with "Hello Mary Lou"... I would eventually learn from a vision in blonde curls... ah "but I was born too late for her to notice me"... I made the huge mistake of asking one of the b-day babes to a party one time... I mean geez we were neighbors... I learned that to request her presence at such a function was the dream of every kid in school, including Terry DAVIS ('65) who made it clear that she was totally out of my class and that I should refrain from such ventures in the future! I learned my lesson though I still shiver when I see her! Though I would never make the leap and enter the life of the blonde with the curls in a romantic way, we would become life long friends and slumber party buddies! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary Lou WATKINS ('63), Laura PARKER ('65) and Denny NALDER ('65) on your special day, January 27, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/28/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Rex HUNT ('53), Ken NEAL ('57) David RIVERS ('65), Gregor HANSON ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Walker DOUGLAS ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Ferna GAROUTTE ('58) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Bill CRADDOCK ('61) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Betty NEAL ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Terry DURBIN ('62) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Joe FORD ('63) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Mary Beth MEYER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara KESTER ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vince DONIHEE ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Kathy GOBLE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Jennifer HASKINS ('91) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Josh JANICEK ('93) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Rex HUNT ('53) Re: Tuesday Weld Seeing that name in a Jim HAMILTON ('63) post reminded me that if Tuesday Weld had married Hal March, Jr. she would have been Tuesday March the 2nd. After 11 months of haggling with dorks called doctors, I am now receiving the first treatment for lung cancer. 1st thing that got their attention (last week) I was not able to breathe. It's way too late to try surgery so its chemo radiation and more chemo and more radiation ad finite. Will check in with a voodoo doc later for the chicken bone toss! -Rex HUNT ('53wb) ~ from down town Hanford, CA where medicine is practiced out of a pick up truck! ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Ken NEAL ('57) Wishing a very happy birthday to my sister, Betty NEAL Brinkman ('62) who is now basking in the sun of central Florida. -Ken NEAL ('57) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From:David RIVERS ('65) Re: Group Hug I'll be in Pomona for the Grand National Roadster Show and won't be with computer so I just wanna wish Joe B. FORD ('63) and Carl "Beaver" BEYER ('65) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on their special days, January 28 and 29, respectively!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Gregor HANSON ('65) To: Class of '65 SAVE THE DATE!! After the huge success of the memorable 50-year class reunion for the RHS Class of '65 in the summer of 2015, most everyone wanted to be able to get together sooner than waiting another five years for a reunion. So, to follow through on that request, the RHS Class of '65 will be having a 70th birthday celebration the weekend of September 15/16/17, 2017. It will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel on the banks of the Columbia River in Richland (site of our 45 year class reunion). Further information will be sent in an e-mail message to all classmates so we can get an idea of how many classmates and significant others we can expect to attend, hotel room rates for our of town attendees requiring lodging, a tentative agenda for our milestone birthday party event, as well as information on registration costs, etc. For any questions, please contact Gregor HANSON - (e-mail address is accessible on the RHS Class of '65 home page though the Bombers Alumni web site), or Nancy BEARDSLEY Lucke through the RHS Class of '65 Facebook site. I hope you can all set aside a few bucks from your social security checks or pension fund retirement payments and join us for a great time!! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!! -Gregor HANSON ('65) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/29/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1 Bomber sent stuff: Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Linda STEWART ('57) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Carl BEYER ('65) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Robin FRISTER ('73) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Sheryl ROMSOS ('76) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Class of 2017 Fund raiser "Brad UPTON ('74): Saturday, February 4, 6:30-11pm at the Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock Street, Richland. Cost $30. Benefit for Richland High Class of 2017 drug-and alcohol-free graduation party. Event also includes silent auction and dessert dash. Email or call 509-554-6543. Re: Jerry Montgomery (NAB) "Jerry Cleveland Montgomery, 76, of Richland, died January 15 in Richland. He was born in Pekin, Illinois., and lived in the Tri-City area for 52 years. He was a retired biologist. Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Kennewick, is in charge of arrangements." Jerry was the husband of Linda McCLELLAND Montgomery ('66). I do not believe any services are planned. Dennis and I want to express how deeply saddened we are to hear the news and offer our sympathy and prayers from the heart to Linda and her family. Rest in Peace, Jerry. -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/30/17 ~ NOT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No entries for a REAL Alumni Sandstorm. We do, however, have birthdays, and an anniversary today: BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave RHODES ('52) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Vikki LYTLE ('69) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: April MILLER ('92) BOMBER ANNIVERSARY Today: George BRINKMAN ('60) and Betty NEAL ('62) ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for today. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` ************************************************************* Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/31/17 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4 Bombers sent stuff: Mary TRIEM ('47), Mike CLOWES ('54) David RIVERS ('65), Shirley COLLINGS ('66) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dennis HAMMER ('64) BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Tina FRASER ('89) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Mary TRIEM Mowery ('47) Maren: The grim reaper took another class of '47 member: Kenneth JONES. Muelller's, Kennewick in charge. Funeral last Saturday -Mary TRIEM Mowery (a '47 Bomber) ~ Richland ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) People! People! People! There is a large group out here awaiting something from you. We are paying "big bucks" for this rag and expect something better that a "Not!" edition. Please, let's get with the program. Now to the important part. It is the birthday of a Bomber whom I knew back then. We thesped together on more than one occasion. The he graduated, and we did run across one another until many, many moons later. Regardless of all that, a tip of the ol' propeller beanie and a "Happy Birthday!" goes out to Gene BARFUSS ('53). I trust that in lieu of making her bake him a cake, he will take Treasure ('54) out for a nice meal, but not at Taco Bell. -Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where we may get some winter weather in the middle of the week. And, where we are awaiting Wurstfest coming at the end of February. ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: David RIVERS ('65) Re: ah for the good ol' days Well, the Grand National Roadster Show was a blast, as usual and visiting with old friends always a pleasure... Haven't had a chance to visit with the Godfather of Lowbrow art, Robert Williams and his wonderful wife Suzanne in a while so that was great... my buddy, Steve Frisbie of Steve's Auto Restorations showed up with a magnificent '57 Corvette that was built at an ungodly amount... along with his "New Mad" (nomad) that he did 16 years ago in the tri-five display... America's Most Beautiful roadster for '17 was a 1936 Packard which was probably built for around $500-700K... my "pick" which I knew was outa the running was a really cool '32 Ford Roadster Pick- up... my picks are always outa the running... the show is not what it was when in 1950, the Neikamp roadster won (garage built all bolted as he didn't have a welder) and was raced on the salt, as I recall before the show and 1955 when Blackie Gejein (RIP) won with what I still consider to be the most beautiful roadster ever... in '2004, when we entered a garage built '32 for under 60K we took 10th and best paint, but money talks as they say... the sport is still a blast but it ain't no hobby no more... I recall in Richland, two things everyone wanted was a "Bowls" paint job done by David BOWLS ('57) and a "Clem" shifter... ahhhh life was so much simpler back then... pull out the grill... drop the front and call it a "custom"... I can still smell Jimmie ADAIR's ('67) '40 Ford when it came home from Yakima... which is one reason I have been loathe to do anything to the interior of my '36 three window (actually daughter Sarah's now)... ahhhhhhhhhhhhh the memories... so I am sure the B-day Bomber has tons of memories of his own and now he has another birthday to add to the list... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dennis HAMMER ('64) on your special day, January 31, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -David RIVERS ('65) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* >>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) Re: Monty PARKER ('66-RIP) With great sadness I am sharing the news that the class of 1966 has lost another classmate (81 total). Monty Leigh PARKER's obit appeared in the Tri-City Herald on January 29. He was born March 24, 1948, in Richland and was raised here. He passed away October 26, 2016. There are no services scheduled, and the guestbook is online until February 28, 2017. The link to his obit Rest in Peace, Monty! Re: Richland weather Another few days with snow in the forecast before we warm up to the high 40s and low 50s beginning Sunday. Finally, our winter may be over just prior to Valentine's Day!!! -Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland ******************************************* ******************************************* That's it for the month. Please send more. `,,``,,` `,,``,,` December, 2016 ~ February, 2017