Alumni Sandstorm ~ 04/16/17
6 Bombers sent stuff: 
Pat UPSON ('49), Curt DONAHUE ('53)
Tom HEMPHILL ('62), Bill SCOTT ('64)
Carol CONVERSE ('64), David RIVERS ('65)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Barbara COLE ('50) 

IT'S A BOY! 4/15/17 8:56am CDT
In March, Toys'R'Us started sponsoring the feed - right after 
baby boy was born the ad changed to Babies'R'Us. Cute
Name-the-baby contest coming soon.
April's official website: 

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49)

Re: April

I was doing some work at my desk, quite late last night --- I
clicked on to April to see what she was doing. Most nights,
while the entire state of New York (including Oliver) is sound
asleep -- April is usually standing -- hour after hour trying
to get some sleep after many aborted tries at trying to lie
down!! Last night was different. She paced around her stall for
an hour or more -- never stopping. It was constant. I thought
that something was up. It was evident she was in a dither!!
Finally I gave up and turned out the light. When I awoke, this
morning, I clicked on April and she was giving birth!!!!!!!!!!!
(Thank you David R. ('65) for the use of some of your
exclamation marks!!) I guess, in the wild, when you are worried
about hyenas catching you --- you learn to stand up quickly!!
By the time an hour had passed -- this small miracle of birth
was walking around it's stall and it's Mom was nuzzling it
towards the milk faucet for it's first meal! It certainly was
worth the looooong wait for the joy of watching this adorable
little creature!. 

With all of the scary, horrific, and worrisome news that we are
confronted with every day --- what a joy it is to watch and
laugh at this tiny miracle!!!! 

Bomber cheers and a Happy Easter! 

-Pat UPSON Tervooren ('49)
>>From: Curt DONAHUE ('53)

Re: Giraffe

The reason the giraffe stands when giving birth is so the baby
wakes up when it hits the ground. Strange, but true, I'm told.

      {Also, the fall breaks the amniotic sac and the
      umbilical cord. -Maren]

Have a blessed Easter, everyone!

-Curt DONAHUE ('53) ~ Pasco   
>>From: Tom HEMPHILL ('62)

Re: Hal SMITH ('56-RIP)

Lots of my 1950s south end gang have many very fond memories of
Hal ('56-RIP) and Pook ('63-RIP) Smith and their Mom & Dad.
They were a great community orientated family at a unique time
of Richland history. Hal was one of the older kids that we all
looked up too. Rest in Peace, my Hero.

-Tommy HEMPHILL ('62)
>>From: Bill SCOTT ('64)

Re: Easter

I see the giraffe has delivered. Here's a little rhyme to mark
the occasion: So April the Giraffe//has had her calf//to those
who doubted//she had the last laugh.// Hmm. Maybe I should add
"Burma Shave" after that. 

Meanwhile, being that tomorrow is Easter, and knowing that
Easter is NOT about the Easter Bunny, I still can't resist this
little tale. Stop me if you've heard this one. A man was
driving down a lonely country road. Lulled by the monotonous
landscape, he swerved too late to avoid an animal in the road
ahead. He felt the thump of something under his wheels, and,
distraught, stopped and got out to see what he had hit. He saw
on the road a large rabbit. Nearby were an overturned Easter
basket and eggs scattered all around. "I've killed the Easter
Bunny!" the man cried. "What will I tell my kids?" Saddened, he
sat down beside the road and wiped away tears. Momentarily, a
woman drove up and pulled over. She saw the bunny in the road
and seemed to know just what to do. She went straight to her
trunk, opened it, and returned with a large spray can. She
pressed the plunger and sprayed the contents over the bunny. As
if by magic, the bunny sprang to life, picked up the Easter
basket, gathered all the spilled eggs, and hopped off down the
road. About 50 yards down, he turned and waved. Enormously
relieved, the man waved back. But after another fifty yards,
the bunny stopped and waved again! And so it continued until
the bunny was out of sight. Puzzled, the man turned to the
woman. "What in the world did you spray on that rabbit?" he
cried. Smiling, the woman held out the can for the man to read.

-Bill SCOTT  (with apologies) ('64)
>>From: Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64)


It's happened!! April has given birth. One hundred thirty
pounds of cuteness.
-Carol CONVERSE Maurer (Magic Class of '64) ~ Kennewick 
                  sunshine today, but still windy.
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: Dead meat

Well, no matter how hard I try and often I check the cheat
sheet I will miss a few now and then... "Myra WEIHERMILLER"
('67) is prominently written on my cheat sheet along with the
other "W" girls... I mean BIG freaking letters... sooooooooo I
am looking forward to a dunking inna River this summer and no
gold stars... .I'd eat worms but what is done is done... or
rather what wasn't done wasn't done... .I'M SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh the shame of it all... so the 14th has come and gone... Hey
(changing the subject out of desperation)... did anyone have
pedigree dogs as kids? I mean I do remember a few... I think
Brad PEW ('66) did... in fact our bull dogs may have been...
but not like today... anyway, one time I heard there was a dog
show down at the park... I had this cocker named Pepper and
thought it would be cool to go to the dog show... now Pepper
was one of those neighborhood dogs that followed you everywhere
but made a pest of himself in so doing. If I went to the drug
store... he would wait for the door to open and chow down on
the low hanging fruit... in the for of the candy on the low
shelves... can't count the times I was yelled at by the store
employees... he ate well tho... So anyway, Pepper and I walked
on the dike... in those days kids walked or rode bikes all over
town without adult supervision... Jimmy HEIDLEBAUGH ('65) says
we do the same thing today tho we ride in cars... still without
adult supervision... So off we went to the park... I figured it
was just a buncha kids in the park with their dogs... WRONG!
Dabg did we disrupt things... we hadda beat feet outa there as
fast as we could... we could still hear the barking and howling
for a long way away... I didn't check back to see but I am
pretty sure we didn't win a trophy either! That should get some
girl's minds off of my fo paw so now I can wish a HAPPY
BIRTHDAY, Tony SHARPE ('63) on your special day, April 16, 2017

-David RIVERS ('65)
That's it for today. Please send more.