Alumni Sandstorm ~ 06/16/17
3 Bombers sent stuff  and memorial INFO for 2 Bombers today:
David RIVERS ('65)
Shirley COLLINGS ('66)

		Jim McKEOWN ('53) & Edna ('54-NAB)

BOMBER LUNCH: '54 Gals, 11:00, Applebee's on GWWay (3rd Fri)

BOMBER LUNCH: '54 Guys, 11:30, Kennewick Bob's Burgers and Brew
 (3rd Fri)

WEEKLY BOMBER LUNCH: Mostly '52ers, Noon, Sterling's Queensgate 

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
>>From: David RIVERS ('65)

Re: string... who knew

The other day, my daughter and I were coming back from the
Delinquent's weekly lunch and I needed to buy some cotton string.
I had one of those huge cones in the garage, but hadn't seen it
in a while. I looked high and low... lotsa hemp... but no cotton
string. Now I didn't just start looking recently, I've been
trying to find that damned cone for a while. I searched every
possible nook and cranny... nuthin'... no problem so I had
already checked Wally World with no luck... we stopped at
Michael's nuthin' but puny little strands almost like for sewing
or knitting (I know... maybe ya don't knit with it but it was NOT
good old fashioned string!)... everything, including the stuff
you pull a chalk line with was nylon... I went on the Internet
and found what I was looking for was cooking or butcher's string
(or twine... whatever)... Damn... when did string become and
endangered species!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Well, HAPPY 
BIRTHDAY, Jan BELL ('64) on your special day, June 16, 2017!!!!!

-David RIVERS ('65)
>>From: Jim HEIDLEBAUGH ('65)

Re: Missed Birthday my sister Jo

Yup, did it again...  missed a "Birthday Shout-out" to my sister
Jo HEIDLEBAUGH ('74), Sorry Weezer, I ran outta yellow sticky
David notes.  Hope it was a great one! 

>>From: Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66)

Re: Patricia BARKER ('81wb)
   danceinforma link link link

In answer to the question regarding Patricia BARKER ('81wb)
from Marilyn "Em" DeVINE ('52) in the 6/15/17 Sandstorm,
Patricia did not graduate from high school in Richland. She was
born in Richland and received her early ballet training here
from Lynne Williams in Richland.

      "She is a former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest
      Ballet and is considered one of the world's most gifted
      ballerinas. She, studied on scholarship both at Boston
      Ballet School with E. Virginia Williams and Violette
      Verdy and Pacific Northwest Ballet School with Francia
      Russell, Perry Brunson and Janet Reed. She stages,
      rehearses and coaches ballets for professional companies
      including staging works for the Balanchine Trust on the
      Slovak National Ballet and the Hungarian National
      Ballet. In her role as Artistic Advisor for the Slovak
      National Ballet, she also advised on programming and

      Ms. BARKER is a judge for international ballet
      competitions and teaches at nationally renowned ballet
      schools. She collaborated with Freed of London,
      producing an instructional video answering dancers' most
      frequently asked questions about the art of wearing
      Pointe shoes. As a member of the artistic team of
      Broadway Bound, she choreographed full scale productions
      performed by children between the ages of 5 to 18.

      Age: 53 or 54 (Would have been RHS '81)

      Schooling: Took her first ballet class at age 7. Studied
      on scholarship at Boston Ballet School before moving to
      Seattle at age 15, where she auditioned and received a
      scholarship to enter PNB's dance school.

      Pacific Northwest Ballet career: Became an apprentice in
      1981; promoted to corps de ballet in 1982, landing her
      first major role as Rose, the lead in the "Waltz of the
      Flowers" in "Nutcracker." She was promoted to soloist in
      1984 and then to principal dancer - the company's
      highest ranking - in 1986.

      Career highlights

      1986: Performed the lead role of Clara in the film
      version of PNB's "Nutcracker," titled "Nutcracker: The
      Motion Picture."

      1994: Appeared as Cinderella, a role created for her by
      Kent Stowell for his full-length ballet.

      1999: Founded BKWear, her own dancewear company.

      1999: Performed the role of Titania in the BBC film
      version of PNB's production of Balanchine's "A Midsummer
      Night's Dream."

      During the past 26 years, she has performed with PNB on
      tour throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and North
      America and also appeared as a guest artist with
      national and international ballet companies. For the
      past 15 years, she has staged, rehearsed and coached
      ballets for professional companies, including the Boston
      Ballet School and the Slovak National Ballet. She has
      taught at schools across the nation, and is a
      spokeswoman for the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade, helping
      raise awareness of bone and joint health."

 Ironically Grace Haskins, daughter of Matt HASKINS ('81) and
our niece, is a company dancer at Grand Rapids Ballet under the
direction of Patricia.

-Shirley COLLINGS Haskins ('66) ~ Richland   
not a memorial - only INFO today

>>Wayne WALLACE ('50-RIP) ~ 12/31/29 - 2/20/17
>>Elva McGHAN Wallace ('50-RIP) ~ 7/24/32 - 5/26/17

Celebration of Life: TODAY, Friday, June 16, 2017, 2pm
 Events at Sunset, Bypass Hwy, Richland
A reception will immediately follow the graveside
 the Event Center.
That's it for today. Please send more.