Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/14/17 ~ FLAG DAY
7 Bombers sent stuff today: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Suzie GUNDERSON ('60)
Helen CROSS ('62), David RIVERS ('65)
Shirley COLLINGS ('66), Pam EHINGER ('67)
Kelvin SOLDAT ('71)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Dave SOWDEN ('62 & '63)

 Robin Williams as the American Flag 
    June 14th is FLAG DAY
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>>From Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Oh, what a let down (or is it an improvement) from one single
entry (mine) on Monday last to another "Not" issue yesterday.
Wassamattau folks, no imagination, no newsworthy bits, no
reminders of things to do? This journal cannot survive without

Well, here's some to think about. There is the "Mostly '54
guys" gathering at Bob's Burgers and Brew and the "Gals of '54"
chowing down at the Richland Applebee's on Friday next.

And on Father's Day, there is the Silverton Strawberry
Festival. They use real strawberries, not those manufactured
ones that come from Californy.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR  where 
      the weather is still supposed to be nice on the Father's
      Day weekend.
p.s.  Let's don't have any more "Not" issues or I may have to 
      make up an entry.
>>From: Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60)

Re: Age-Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. 
As I turn on the hose in the driveway, 
I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table
that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go
through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table, Put the junk mail in the
garbage can under the table and notice that the can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back On the table and take out
the garbage first...

But then I think, Since I'm going to be near the mailbox When I
take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.
I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only
one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, So
I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Diet
Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the
Diet Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The Diet Coke is getting warm, And I decide to put it in the
refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with
the Diet Coke a vase of flowers on the counter Catches my eye--
they need water.

I put the Diet Coke on the counter and discover my reading
glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I
better put them back on my desk, But first I'm going to water
the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a
container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote someone
left on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking
for the remote, But I won't remember that it's on the kitchen
table, So I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs,
But first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, But quite a bit of it spills
on the floor so, I set the remote back on the table get some
towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to Remember what I was
planning to do. 

At the end of the day: 
The car isn't washed.
The bills aren't paid.
There is a warm can of Diet Coke sitting on the counter.
The flowers don't have enough water, 
There is still only one check in my check book. 
I can't find the remote.
I can't find my glasses.
And I don't remember what I did with the car keys. 

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm
really baffled because I know I was busy all day, And I'm
really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, And I'll try
to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail....

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!

P.S. I don't remember who sent it to me, so if it was you, I'm


-Suzie GUNDERSON Chiles ('60)
>>From: Helen CROSS Kirk ('62)

Re: Hopefully the last move

This is actually not the worst of it, but by Saturday night it
will be done; somehow all the stuff will make it back to our
house in West Harrison, IN.

Leaving the parsonage in Hope, IN as Warren retires from being
a Full time minister. Our poor 4 year old cat doesn't know what
to make of all as one by one her favorite spots are gone.

-Helen CROSS Kirk ('62) ~ Hope, IN   
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: new adventures

Well, I've worn glasses since 6th grade.  As I got older my
eyes got worse and I still refused to wear them except when I
really hadda see... driving was one of those times but once I
was there glasses came off... I might be a very rich man if I
had the money for the glasses I either sat on in my back pocket
or the fell out of a shirt pocket when I bent over and stepped
on them. Twice my eyes became a liability... the first time was
when Diane MURPHY ('65) cruised by with her mom and waived at
me... prolly 7th grade... I didn't recognize her and she stuck
her nose in the air... now it is clear that I would never have
had the opportunity to attend one of the Academies with my 12
year credentials, however once in the Corp I was tapped for the
Naval Academy.  For whatever reason, the quality of my eyesight
was never questioned... at some point, I was sitting with
General Krulak (RIP) and he was apologizing to me for having to
bump me for my poor eyesight... I only vaguely remember his
words as I couldn't believe this General was telling me he was
sorry for anything that had to do with me... anyway, the point
is, that Terry DAVIS ('65) and I will be showing up to CDN's
with three new eyes... two for me and one for him... he is as
excited about seeing again as I was when my eyes were finished!

Well, I am getting excited about heading home for a long
weekend.  My only regret is that I will not be able to
personally hand one of the b-day Bombers his wacky card as I
have in the past... HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Gus KEENEY ('57) and Dave
SOWDEN ('62/'63) on you special day, June 14, 2017!!!!!!!!!!!!
-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: RNZB appoints Artistic Director

      "The Royal New Zealand Ballet has appointed Patricia
      Barker, a former prima ballerina and current Artistic
      Director of Grand Rapids Ballet in Michigan, USA, as the
      RNZB's new Artistic Director.

      Patricia Barker was born in Richland, Washington, USA,
      where she received her early ballet training. She later
      studied on scholarship at Boston Ballet School and
      Pacific Northwest Ballet School. At age 17, she joined
      Pacific Northwest Ballet, under the directorship of Kent
      Stowell and Francia Russell, and quickly rose to the
      rank of Principal Dancer."

Patricia's sister is Pam BARKER Boblies ('66).

Re: click for Chris VOWELS ('71) Update

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland   
>>From: Pam EHINGER (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)

Re: Jamie BREEDLOVE ('68)

My heart aches at the lost of a you.

I knew you as Jim while we were in high school! Then we met
again! Jamie you are the same sweet person you were in high

RIP Jamie you are missed!  

-Pam EHINGER Kindl (Blue Ribbon Class of '67)
>>From: Kelvin SOLDAT ('71)

The Class of 71 will be holding a reunion picnic this year.

WHAT: reunion picnic
WHEN: Saturday, September 9 
WHERE: Leslie Groves.

More info will be forthcoming.

-Kelvin SOLDAT ('71)
That's it for today. Please send more.